Stomach is a pouch like organ, extending from lower end of oesophagus to the duodenum (pylorus). It stores the food for 2-4 hours where mechanical and chemical digestion takes place.
The stomach has 5 Anatomical Regions:
The stomach Contain thick folds called rugae at its layer , for providing larger surface area for expansion, secretion, digestion and some absorption.
Gastric juice consists of hydrochloric acid, pepsin, mucin and electrolytes like Na+, K+, HCO-3 and Cl-. Hydrochloric acid is produced by the parietal (oxyntic) cells by the interaction of Cl- ions of the arterial blood with water and carbon dioxide in the presence of the enzyme, carbonic anhydrase.
Acts on the inflamed mucosa of stomach, on the physiology of stomach. It helps to Relieve Burning pain in stomach, vomiting, acidity, gas troubles
Dr. Reckeweg R5 is Used especially for:
Anacardium: Gastric complaints, improving after eating, pains around midnight. Weak digestion, with fullness and distention. Empty feeling in stomach. Eructation, nausea, vomiting. Apt to choke when eating or drinking. Swallows food and drinks hastily.
Argentum nitricum: Epigastric complaints, noisy and frequent belching with temporary improvement. Gastralgia, esp. in delicate, nervous women; brought on by any emotion, loss of sleep, or at menstrual period. Nausea, retching, vomiting of glairy mucus. Flatulence
Arsenicum album: Remedy for mucous membrane, burning pain in the stomach with vomiting Excessive pains in the abdomen, principally on the left side, and often with great anguish in the abdomen. Regurgitation of acrid matter, or of bitter greenish mucus.Frequent and convulsive hiccoughs, principally in the night.Frequent and excessive nausea, sometimes rising even to the throat, with inclination to vomit, necessity for lying down, sleep, swooning, trembling, shuddering, or heat, pains in the feet. Flow of water from the stomach, like water-brash.
Carbo vegetabilis: Sensation of repletion in abdominal cavity, asthenia and exhaustion. Cramps in the stomach, contractive, or pressive and burning, with accumulation of flatus, and great sensitiveness of the epigastrium. Pressure at the pit of the stomach, as if the heart were going to be crushed, esp. in suckling women.
Chamomilla: Nervous hypersensitivity and irritability. Swelling of the stomach. Acid rising (the existing pain is aggravated by eructations). Pressive gastralgia, as from a stone on the stomach, with difficulty of respiration, chiefly after eating, or at night, with inquietude and tossing, either renewed or mitigated by coffee.
Chelidonium: Effective for liver and bile, choleretic, improvement of gastric disorder by ingestion. Gnawing in stomach relieved by eating.-Sensation of coldness in stomach.Cutting pain in stomach when yawning; soon after eating.
Lycopodium: Gastro-intestinal disturbances, bitter taste in mouth, lack of appetite, constipation, flatulent colic. Sour eructations, the taste of which does not remain in mouth, but the acid gnaws in the stomach. Dyspepsia with loud croaking in the abdomen.-Affections of the inner lower belly. Full, distended abdomen with cold feet.
Nux vomica: Nervous irritability, hypochondria, stomach constriction, disturbances due to nicotin. Flatulent distension, with spasmodic colic. Colic from uncovering. Liver engorged, with stitches and soreness. Colic, with upward pressure, causing short breath, and desire for stool.
Scrophularia nodosa: Griping pains in abdomen, hyperacidity improving after eating. Pain in right hypochondrium, < deep inspiration or lying right side. Cutting in liver on pressure.Twisting-pinching pain in umbilicus. Colic just below navel and some griping in the side in afternoon.
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