Medication for Abdominal Pain

  • In case of mechanical ileus (without the possibility of surgical intervention), with hyperperistalsis and intestinal spasms before the obstruction, e.g., in peritoneal carcinosis:
    Nux vomica/Nicotiana comp. pillules WALA, 1 amp s.c.
    possibly together with
    Oxalis Folium Rh D3 amp. WELEDA 
    Rationale behind Nicotiana comp.: Nicotiana, which conceals poisonous alkaloid in its dominant leaf area, is related to etheric upbuilding forces and, like Chamomilla recutita e radice D2, has an antispasmodic and thus pain-relieving effect. The soul body, released from its excessive intervention, can be brought back into healthy conditions by Carbo betulae D19 and Renes bovis Gl D6, which are also contained in the medication.
    Rationale behind Oxalis Folium: Wood sorrel is unusually sensitive to touch and light in its leaf area, where vegetative upbuilding processes are normally present. When the soul body is interfering with too much cramping, whether caused by physical obstacles or mental trauma, Oxalis can relieve this and transfer it back into the unconscious vegetative upbuilding processes in a healthy way.

  • In case of acute pain, with severe permanent or colicky pain in the area of the hollow organs, e.g., in a previously operated abdomen with abdominal adhesions:
    Oxalis comp. amp. WELEDA, 1–2 amp. s.c., several times daily, if needed
    Rationale: The antispasmodic effect of Oxalis is supported by Belladonna D3 and Chamomilla recutita Radix D3.

  • For acute cramp-like pain in the upper abdomen:
    Nicotiana comp. pillules WALA, 1 amp s.c.
    if necessary in combination with
    Belladonna Rh D6 amp. WELEDA
    Ammi visnaga comp. suppositories WALA, 1–3x/d

  • For cramp-like colicky pain in the area of the hollow organs (e.g., gallbladder, intestine, ureter) which is alleviated by pressure, by lying down, bending over, or warmth, and especially when there is a tendency to diarrhea:
    Colocynthis D4, D6 amp. WALA, 1 amp s.c.

  • For cramps in the upper abdomen, flatulence, belching, pressure in the upper abdomen:
    Chamomilla Cupro culta, Radix Rh D2 amp. WELEDA, 1 amp. s.c. or as needed 1 amp. s.c.
    Chamomilla Cupro culta, Radix D2 Dilution WELEDA, 1 amp. s.c., or 10–15 drops 1–3x/d. 

  • For pain with plexus infiltration by upper abdominal tumors:
    Plexus coeliacus Gl D15 amp. WALA, 1 amp s.c. or per os 3x/weekly to 1x/d

  • For liver capsule tension pain:
    Bryonia/Stannum amp. WALA, 1 amp s.c., right upper abdomen
    Rationale: Bryonia (Bryony) has proven itself for all inflammatory, movement and touch-related pain of the serous membranes, e.g., pulmonary pleurae, meninges, synovial joints, pericardium. The tension pain of the liver capsule, which is also strongly innervated, can be understood in this same context, e.g. with a metastatic liver. Stannum (tin), as a metal, has a special relationship to both fluid (it is a liquid between 232° and 2602°C) and crystalline qualities (continually holds microcrystals in its metallic structure) and can support the elastic balance between liquefaction and solidification in the organism.

Gesellschaft Anthroposophischer Ärzte in Deutschland/GAÄD, Medizinische Sektion am Goetheanum (Hg.) Vademecum Anthroposophische Arzneimittel. 4. Aufl. München 2017. Gesellschaft Anthroposophischer Ärzte in Deutschland/GAÄD, Medizinische Sektion am Goetheanum (Hg.). Vademecum Anthroposophische Arzneimittel. 4. Aufl. München 2017.

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