ABIES NIGRA [Abies-n]
Gastric disorders, lump in abdomen, waterbrash of abusers of tea and tobacco.
FAMILY : Abietineae
A/F : Tea Tobacco
<5a.m. - 9a.m. 2 >Motion & walking (digestive troubles).
MIND : -Abusive or insulting.
-Sadness, despondency, dejection, mental depression, gloom.
-Anxiety about health, hypochondriacal.
-Functions mentally like old man.
-Dullness, sluggishness with difficulty of thinking, comprehending.
Vanishing of thoughts. Low spirited and dull during the day; wakeful and restless at night, with hunger.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Useful remedy in many diseased conditions, when they are associated with gastric symptoms.
-It causes dyspepsia with functional heart symptoms, especially in the aged persons. Also useful in indigestion of those who abuse the drinking of tea and smoking or chewing of tobacco.
-The chief symptom in dyspepsia is a sensation of HARD BOILED EGG LODGED IN THE CARDIAC END OF THE STOMACH. Patient describes it as if a hard lump is felt in the pit of stomach or in the lung, which he wants to cough out.
-Continual distressing constriction just above the pit of the stomach as if everything were knotted up, worse whenever debilitated. LUMP (egg, rock, knot, stone) feeling in top of stomach.
-PAIN IN STOMACH ALWAYS COMES ON AFTER EATING. Pressing pain in the stomach, after a hearty meal, as if a load or stone was there. As though he had swallowed some indigestible substance which had stuck in his stomach would neither go down nor come up.
-TOTAL LOSS OF APPETITE, IN THE MORNING, BUT GREAT CRAVING FOR FOOD AT NOON AND AT NIGHT (waking from hunger or hunger prevents sleep). Low spirited and dull during the day, wakeful and restless at night with hunger.
-Painful sensation in chest as if something were lodged in chest, mostly on right side of sternum, and had to be coughed up; lungs feel compressed, cannot be fully expanded.
-Dyspnoea action heavy and slow. Coughing < waterbrash (waterbrash, cough during and after).
-Dyspepsia accompanied by hot head, dull headache, flushed cheeks and constipation.
-Menses at daytime only. Delayed with gradual decrease of menstruation.
KEYNOTES : 1. The chief symptom in dyspepsia is a sensation of a hard boiled egg lodged in the cardiac end of the stomach.
2. Pain in stomach comes on immediately after eating.
3. Total loss of appetite in the morning but great craving for food at noon and at night.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Dyspeptic troubles of the aged.
-Indigestion of abusers of tea, smoking, tobacco.
-Hard boiled egg sensation at lower end of oesophagus.
-Continual distressing constriction above pit of stomach.
-Loss of appetite in morning, great hunger at noon and at night.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : 1. As if a hard boiled egg has lodged in the cardiac end of stomach.
2. Pain in stomach
CLINICAL : -This remedy is worth studying in HIATUS HERNIA.
-Those cases of dyspepsia which do not seem to be recovered by abstinence of any particular food or by a strict diet.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Abies-c, Thuj, Sab, Cupressus (painful indigestion).
-Chin, Puls, Bry, Nux-v, Kali-c.
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