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This remedy relieves intense flushing of the face, aggravated by drinking wine or spirits, and improved by being fanned.
This is used to relieve discomfort and indigestion from intolerance to onions and garlic, with bloating around the waist and gas.
Nux vomica relieves nausea and cramps from indigestion, especially after excessive eating of spicy food and drinking of alcohol.
This is often used to relieve diarrhea after eating cabbage or sauerkraut, associated with general feeling of cold, and hunger after bowel movements.
This homeopathic remedy relieves gastric discomfort caused by eating too much fatty food, cakes and ice cream, with bloating, belching and slow digestion.
This remedy relieves indigestion from eating too much, especially rich or acidic foods or cured meat. Symptoms are relieved by applying heat to the abdomen.
This is used to relieve painless, but exhausting, diarrhea with bloating of the abdomen and foul-smelling gas.
This relieves indigestion, nausea and vomiting from intolerance to beer.
Select the medicine that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.
Many homeopathic physicians suggest that medicines be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the medicine work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient. If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different medicine.
Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and "Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance" in Homeopathic Medicine.
Some food, especially when consumed in excess, can cause slow digestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms can be easily relieved by homeopathic medicines (see below). Food allergies need medical attention. They usually cause rashes (see "Hives") that can also be relieved with homeopathic medicines. Metabolic intolerances (diabetes, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, phenylketonuria, etc.) require medical supervision.
Last Review: 10-31-2012
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