case of chronic dyspepsia
-Dr.V. Veera Balaji Kumar, BHMS
Balaji Kumar is a leading practitioner practices at Madurai, Tamil
Nadu. He is a research scholar much involved in psychiatric studies.
His write-ups had been published in many magazines and he has also
presented many scientific papers in seminars and CME programs. He
is rendering service to the homoeopathic community as general Secretary
of Tamil Nadu Homoeopathic Association.
A male aged 39,
consulted me for chronic dyspepsia. He was a loadman for the past
twenty years Most of his earnings were spent on liquor and parotta
stall. He was a chronic smoker, and takes nearly 7-8 cups of tea
complained of acute pain in the left hypochondrium for the past
few months. It came as soon as he ate. The pain was drawing and
at times cramping in character. It was relieved by taking cold drinks
also complained of burning eructation and recurrent apthae of mouth.
Palpitations after eating. Because of these problem he ate only
less quantity, only to feel hungry at night. I advised him to avoid
or at least reduce his alcohol intake and spicy foods.
Rx Nux vomica 200 / 5doses
Natrum phos 6x 2 tablets morning
Up 1 27th
He felt that the pain was less to
certain extent.. He now had diarrhoeic stools every morning. He
now said that pain was as if a stone was there within the stomach.
Nux vomica and Bryonia are main remedies for this sensation. But
having already given that remedy I was perplexed about the next
prescription. I cannot wait because he was suffering from acute
pain. He had cut down the alcohol consumption.
I had tried various other remedies
like Pulsatilla, Kali bich, Conium, Robinia etc., The patient
was exasperated. He had complied with my advice quite expectant
of a cure with homoeopathy. But that was proving to be difficult.
I have a good experience of relieving many digestive problems
quickly and effectively. But this case was proving to be a challenge.
Then I studied all the digestive drugs in Douglas Borland’s
little monograph ‘Digestive drugs’ and N.M.Choudhri’s
Up 2 3rd
Rx Abies nigra 30 / 14
day’s morning and night
Blank tablets morning and night
Up 3 15th
patient was all tears. He was very happy with the relief. He said
that he was unaware of his stomach for the past one week. And he
added that he never felt so healthy in years.
Rx Abies nigra 200 / 7 doses – to be taken if
he feels pain again
Blank tablets morning and night
Up 4 30th
Only twice he felt pain when he took non vegetarian food. Then no
pain even when he had feast at his home. He confessed that he was
consuming alcohol once a week, just to forget his worry ?!!
this experience I have tried in many cases Abies nigra. It is a
gem of remedy, but often ignored in practice.
ABIES NIGRA (abies-n.)
and long-acting remedy, in various forms of disease, whenever characteristic
stomach symptoms are present. Most of the symptoms are associated
with the gastric disturbances. In dyspeptic troubles of the aged,
& functional heart symptoms; also after tea or tobacco. Stomach
problems in old persons.
MIND : Hypochondriacal.
Fear of cancer. Sad.
of a lump (throat, lungs, and stomach). Indigestion with heart complaints
or dyspnoea, esp. in old people.
FOOD AND DRINKS:
STOMACH: FEELING OF A LUMP
(egg, stone) or constriction in top of stomach.
< Immediately after eating. Indigestion, < tea, tobacco. Total
loss of appetite in morning, but great craving for food at noon
Abstinence from particular food doesn’t >dyspepsia. Frequent
vomiting of food.
Sleeplessness with hunger.
DD: Abies-c., Asaf., Bry., Chel., Ign., Nux-v.,
Veera Balaji Kumar, BHMS
4/210, Padma nivas,
E.B Colony, Ayyar Bungalow,
Madurai - 625017, India
Phone : Home : 0452-2680665
Work : 0452-2682446
Mobile : 0452-3104648
Url : www.veerabalaji.com