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Treating dyspepsia with homoeopathy

Dyspepsia manifests itself by pain felt right above the abdomen. It is caused by a dysfunction affecting the stomach or the surrounding organs. Among the causes responsible for dyspepsia, once can include grastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This pathology results from stomach acid coming up the oesophagus. Indeed, this acid should be located in the stomach to help in the digestion of the food that it contains. This disease can lead to inflammations or lesions in the stomach, intestines or oesophagus.
In addition, when dyspepsia does not cause damage to these organs, it is referred to as “functional dyspepsia” or “nonulcer dyspepsia”. The real causes of this last pathology have not yet been determined. Stress can also worsen the symptoms resulting from dyspepsia. Affecting over 40% of the population, dyspepsia is a condition that can manifest itself in many different ways. Fortunately, it is easily cured with homoeopathic remedies.


In general, the signs of dyspepsia are most evident right after eating. The patient feels pain and epigastric discomfort. Most of the time, stomach bloating and constipation occur from the absorption of a glass of water, coffee or soup. Sometimes, patients with dyspepsia experience burning sensations in the stomach. These individuals may be subject to vomiting, regurgitation, nausea, fatigue or drowsiness after meals.

Moreover, they have trouble digesting food, and burp often while exuding a smell of food.  These regurgitations are very bothersome and are generally the result of a change in diet. People with dyspepsia have a strong desire to eat sweet or acidic foods. These people feel hungry very quickly, however they only need to eat very little to be satiated. They are also very demanding in terms of food.

Treatment of epigastric pain and bloated stomach

When the patient complains of stomach pain or pain in the surrounding organs, the recommended remedy is Antimonium Crudum, in dilutions of 4, 5, 6 or 7 CH. It must be taken before meals. Treatment should not be stopped before the symptoms completely disappear.

Graphites 7 to 15 CH is a very effective homoeopathic remedy to treat irritable bowel syndrome accompanied by chronic flatulence. By taking it regularly before meals, patients suffering from dyspepsia accompanied by cramps and stomach burns will heal much faster.
Heartburn can be cured also by taking 5 granules of Nux moschata 5 to 9 CH three times a day.

Lycopodium 9 to 15 CH is to be taken on a weekly basis to treat cases of bloating resulting from changes in the diet. It is also indicated for the treatment of other dyspeptic flatulence (bloating, etc.). Another homoeopathic remedy that one can use to treat intestinal bloating is Nux moschata 4 CH, of which 3 granules must be taken 3 times a day. When the whole stomach is bloated, take 2 granules of Nux moschata 7 CH, before lunch or dinner. This dosage is recommended for pregnant women wishing to relieve drowsiness, fatigue and flatulence.

Kalium Carbonicum 5 to 9 CH is the appropriate remedy when the bloating occurs right after a meal or after eating foods like soaked bread, soup, or coffee with milk. Depending on the homoeopath’s recommendations, the remedy will need be to taken daily or weekly, in high dilutions.

Treatment of nausea and vomiting

In regard to dyspepsia that causes nausea or vomiting after meals, it is advisable to take a dose of Antimonium crudum before each meal and to continue treatment until these symptoms disappear. To fight off cases of nausea that only improve when eating, take Ignatia 9 to 15 CH in the morning. In addition, also take it before each meal, in dilution of 5 CH. This treatment should last until the symptoms disappear.

Treatment in case of delicate nutrition due to dyspepsia

It is not uncommon for some people with dyspepsia have a strong desire for acidic foods or sweet beverages. Despite their dietary requirements, these persons eat very little. Sometimes they refuse to eat anything that is unknown to them. The homoeopathic solution to this type of dyspepsia manifestation is a single dose of Kalium Carbonicum 5 to 9 CH, which can be taken daily or weekly.

When should you consult a doctor?

When the individual notices that a persistent reflux of stomach acid into the oesophagus occurs after meals, and that he or she burps way too often, he or she must seek further medical attention. Constipation and bloating that frequently occur should also encourage the patient to go see a doctor. It is recommended to seek medical attention as soon as possible when epigastric discomfort is noticed, in order to avoid further complications like ulcers or cancers. When the patient sees blood in the stool, or when he or she quickly loses weight, a medical consultation should be planned for without delay.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “dyspepsia”

Associated treatments

•    Anacardium Orientalis
•    Asa Foetida
•    Berberis Vulgaris
•    Bryonia Alba
•    Carbo Vegetabilis
•    China Rubra
•    Colchicum Autumnale
•    Condurango
•    Cyclamen Europaeum
•    Dioscorea Villosa
•    Iris Versicolor
•    Kalium Bichromicum
•    Kalium Carbonicum
•    Lycopodium Clavatum
•    Magnesia Carbonica
•    Nux Moschata
•    Nux Vomica
•    Pulsatilla
•    Ricinus Communis
•    Robinia Pseudo-acacia
•    Sanguinaria Canadensis
•    Sulphur
•    Sulfuricum Acidum
•    Thuya Occidentalis

Good to know: Homoeopathy provides remedies that are very effective for relieving discomfort caused by dyspepsia. However, the indicated dosage must be thoroughly respected. For example, if Nux moschata 7 CH treats stomach bloating, dilutions of 9 CH will only be effective for the treatment of other symptoms. In addition, an overdose of this remedy can be dangerous.

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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.