Disorders of the digestive system may include bloating, gas, ulcers, constipation/diarrhea, acid reflux or heartburn, colitis and irritable bowel. These conditions may be intermittent or ongoing and may occur in particular circumstances or in certain positions of the body.
They seem to have either a physical cause or be based in a psychological disturbance.
Homeopathic treatment zeroes in on the underlying cause of disease, not just the symptoms. For instance, if diarrhea is your problem, and it is linked to anxiety, the treatment focuses on calming the anxiety so that the diarrhea does not recur.
Through an in-depth consultation and a focus on the unique nature of your symptoms, the practitioner selects a remedy that best suits you. This remedy jump starts the defense mechanism of your body to begin to restore your health and well-being.
Conventional medicine treats the symptoms of disease, not paying any attention to the underlying causes. This means that once the medicine is discontinued the same symptoms may reappear or more severe ones may replace them. However, under homeopathic treatment the goal is permanent elimination of symptoms, the true definition of cure.
Case of the Attack of Diarrhea and Vomiting:
7 year old girl, with an attack of the stomach flu with diarrhea, chills and vomiting. She craves cold things, popsicles and ice water which come back up as soon as they are ingested. She has cold perspiration with the fever on her forehead, and is very cold herself. Wants to be totally wrapped in blankets.
Two doses of Veratrum Album were given over a 12 hour period. She stopped vomiting right away and could eat a meal within 1 hour. Her energy improved and she was playing and running around within 2 hours. The second dose finished off all the symptoms and she went back to school the next day.