ColicThis type of pain is caused by violent contractions of the muscular walls of tubular organs such as the intestines, the bile ducts, and the ureters. The pain 'doubles one up' and comes in spasms. Such pain calls for medical investigation as to causation and treatment. The immediate spasm may be relieved by one of the following remedies, a few doses of 30 or 6, given every quarter to half hour till better :
BELLADONNA especially when relief is obtained by bending for¬ward.
BRYONIA the pain is made WORSE by least movement, jar, touch or pressure; also WORSE from heat; patient lies motionless on back with knees drawn up.
CHAMOMILLA belly blown up and wind passed in small quantities
without relief; BETTER by application of local heat; colic of
COLOCYNTHIS writhes and twists in pain; can't keep still ; some relief from hard pressure, also from passage of wind; attack may be associated with or brought on by emotional upset, especially anger.
MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA BETTER by heat, pressure and walking about; not relieved by belching; infants lie, crying, with lower limbs drawn up and are soothed by application of warm hand.
Nux VOMICA from over-eating; BETTER when sitting or lying down.
siloutec on 2010-11-04
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