Bloating Flatulence

Bloating and flatulence—a feeling of fullness in the stomach associated with burping or the passing of air out through the anus— may be due to constipation (see page 238) or intestinal dysbios (an overgrowth of bacteria or fungi in the intestine). The condition may be worse prior to menstruation, and is aggravated by anxiety, food intolerance, or swallowing air.

SELF-HELP Avoid eating legumes, onions, cabbage, and nuts, and use cumin, aniseed, or ginger in your cooking.

Bloating after eating only small amounts of food

Bloating and flatulence relieved by burping

Hunger, but bloated feeling after only small amounts of food have been eaten Difficulty in passing stools without straining Main discomfort is on the right side of the abdomen, and is not relieved by passing wind

All foods produce flatulence Burning sensation in the stomach Craving for salty, acidic, and sweet foods and coffee, and aversion to meat and milk

PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS

SYMPTOMS BETTER

SYMPTOMS WORSE

REMEDY & DOSAGE

• None marked, but possible tendency to be very hard to please

• For rest

• In a moving car or when looking at moving objects

6c hourly up to 10 doses (mild); 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses (acute)

• Fear and anxiety

• Great concern for others or complete indifference, even toward loved ones

• For massage and relaxation

• When lying on the right side

• For physical or mental exertion

• For hot foods and drinks

• Between sunset and midnight

• When the hands are in cold water

Phosphorus

(see page 94) 6c hourly up to 10 doses (mild); 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses (acute)

• Tearfulness

• Great need for sympathy

• Depression

• For crying and sympathy

• For gentle exercise

• With the hands above the head

• In the evening and at night

Pulsatilla

(see page 61) 6c hourly up to 10 doses (mild); 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses (acute)

• Irritability

• Overcriticism of others

• Overactive brain when awake during the night

• For applying firm pressure to the abdomen

• For overindulgence

(see page 63) 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses

• Restlessness, fear, and anxiety

• Despair of recovery

• For hot drinks

• At the sight and smell of food

(see page 68) 6c hourly up to 10 doses

• Irritability and extreme sensitivity

• Possible suppressed anger and indignation at real or imagined ill treatment

• When lying on one side with the knees pulled up to the chest

• For coffee

• For eating or drinking

(see page 52) 6c hourly up to 10 doses

• Depression and self-pity

• Tearfulness and great desire for sympathy and consolation

• For crying and sympathy

• For cold drinks

• In the evening and at night

(see page 61) 6c hourly up to 10 doses

• Melancholia

• Apprehension

• Poor memory

• For hot foods and drinks

• After midnight

• In cool conditions

• For wearing tight clothing

• For overeating

(see page 59) 6c half-hourly up to 10 doses

• Lethargy, sluggishness, and indifference

• Irritability with mood swings

• For eating too late in the day

(see page 44) 6c half-hourly up to 10 doses

DISORDER

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