Coenesthesia is a pathology that distorts the patient’s perception, although it is rarely painful. However, its various symptoms and manifestations can prove to be a handicap that prevents the patient from leading a normal life.
Coenesthesia is a disorder that pertains to the field of psychiatry, because the disease is better defined as an emotional disorder. It is a form of disorder that is often assimilated to slight hypochondria, although it is not accompanied by delirium. People suffering from coenesthesia live with a constant sense of discomfort and their perception of their own body does not match reality. Not only do they feel strange sensations in their bodies, but they also often live in a perpetual state of anxiety, expressed by fears and manic behaviour, especially with regard to hygiene.
Symptoms of coenesthesia primarily concern the body perception: the subject feels that his or body changes by increasing or decreasing in volume, or by becoming flat. Sometimes, they feel an electric current flow through their bodies or feel cramps and quivers. Disorders due to coenesthesia are often accompanied by headaches. Skin sensitivity pathologies like hyperesthesia, pain and pruritus are also symptoms of coenesthesia. In some cases, people with the disease may have the impression that there is a foreign body in their own body.
Sabadilla, obtained from cevadilla, a Mexican plant, is used in the treatment of coenesthesia. It is retrieved from the plant’s seeds, which are first dried before extracting the mother tincture. Sabadilla 15 CH is used for the treatment of coenesthesia, and must be administered for at least three months, in doses of 5 granules to be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening. The granules are placed under the tongue until they melt.
Available in the form of capsules, Sabadilla should never be taken during meals. In addition, you must also refrain from taking certain substances that could annihilate the effect of the homoeopathic treatment. As such, coffee and tobacco are strictly forbidden during the course of treatment, and substances containing mint should be avoided as well.
If the patient’s condition has not improved by the end of the homoeopathic treatment, further medical attention then becomes necessary. It is also advised to consult a doctor if the pathology constitutes a handicap and prevents the patient from leading a normal life.
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Good to know: Homoeopathy allows for an in-depth treatment of coenesthesia. Without being too hard on the patient’s body, the homoeopathic treatment helps make the affected person feel better in his or her body.