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Relieving aerocoly with homoeopathy

Aerocoly is a digestive disorder that is characterized by a gas build-up in the colon. This generic term is also used to refer to the bloating sensations one may feel in the stomach, in the small intestine or in the large intestine. In general, nervous or anxious persons are more likely to be exposed to aerocoly. In addition, it often occurs following an excessive consumption of chewing gum, which lead to important salivary secretions. Finally, know that a bad diet can lead to atonic colitis, which is also a cause of aerocoly.

Symptoms of aerocoly

Among subjects suffering from aerocoly, the bloating sensation that appears in the digestive system is often followed by frequent gas emissions. Indeed, do not forget that aerocoly is provoked by a gas build-up in the colon due to intestinal fermentation. The pathology usually manifests itself through pains and headaches. By exerting pressure on the diaphragm, it can also lead to heartburn and palpitations. In certain cases, aerocoly is a primary symptom that may hide other disorders.

Homoeopathic treatments of aerocoly

The homoeopathic treatment will vary depending on the location of the bloating and its related symptoms. In order to relieve stomach bloating, it is advisable to take 5 granules of Carbo Vegetalis 5 CH three times a day. If the symptoms are accompanied by sensations of pressure in the pit of the stomach, it will then be recommended to take 5 granules of Carbo Vegetalis 7 CH three times a day. In case of stomach pain, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Nux Vomica 5 CH after each meal. In regard to anxious patients who experience bloating sensations accompanied by loud belching, it is advisable to take 5 granules of Argentum Nitricum 9 CH three times a day. However if the belching is foul-smelling, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Asa Foetida 5 CH three times a day. If the aerocoly is located in the lower abdomen and is accompanied by gas emissions, homoeopathic treatment involves taking 5 granules of Lycopodium 5 CH three times a day.

In case of difficulty linked to gas production, it will be possible to take 5 granules of Raphanus 5 CH three times a day. To lessen gastric or intestinal atony, take 5 granules of Nux Moschata 4 CH three times a day. When the bloating is felt throughout the digestive system and is accompanied by diarrhoea and frequent belching, it is advisable to take 5 granules of China officinalis 5 CH every two hours until symptoms finally disappear. Stress-induced aerocoly will need to be treated with Ignatia 7 CH, of which 5 granules will need to be taken before each meal. This remedy can also be used in high dilution (15 CH), in which case the patient needs to take one dose every 10 days. Finally, it is possible to relieve painful intestinal flatulence by taking 5 granules of Raphanus 4 CH three times a day.

When should you consult a doctor?

Medical consultation becomes mandatory when abnormal and painful bloating occurs repeatedly and unexpectedly.  The manifestation of fever, anaemia or rapid weight loss are also signs that indicate the need to consult without delay.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “aerocoly”

Associated treatments

  • Argentum Nutricum
  • Asa Foetida
  • Carbo Vegetalis
  • China Officinalis
  • Lycopodium
  • Nux Moschata
  • Nux Vomica
  • Raphanus

Associated pathologies

  • Dyspepsia

Good to know: Aerocoly can occur during menstruation. In that case, relieve the symptoms by resorting to Cocculus Indicus 5 CH.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.