This section is from the book "The Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature And Their Homeopathic Treatment", by Samuel Hahnemann. Also available from Amazon: The chronic diseases, their specific nature and their homeopathic treatment.
Sensation of coldness in the pit of the stomach.
Pressure in the stomach or in the pit of the stomach, as from a stone, or a constricting pain (cramp).2
In the stomach, beating and pulsation, even when fasting.
Spasm in the stomach; pain in the pit of the stomach as if drawn together.3
Griping in the stomach; a painful griping in the stomach;4 it suddenly constricts the stomach, especially after cold drinking.
Pain in the stomach, as if sore, when eating even the most harmless kinds of foods.
Pressure in the stomach, even when fasting, but more from every kind of food, or from particular dishes, fruit, green vegetables, rye-bread, food containing vinegar, etc.5
1 Especially in youth and childhood.
2 In some cases even while fasting, and causing him to wake up out of sleep at night, sometimes oppressing the breathing.
3 Usually a short time after eating.
4 Not infrequently with vomiting of mucus and water, without which in such a case the griping is not alleviated.
5 Even after partaking of the slightest quantity of such things, there may also ensue colic, pain or numbness of the jaws, tearing pain in the teeth, copious accumulation of mucus in the throat, etc.
During eating, feels dizzy and giddy, threatening to fall to one side.
After the slightest supper, nocturnal heat in bed; in the morning, constipation and exceeding lassitude.
After meals, anxiety and cold perspiration, with anxiety.1
During eating, perspiration.
Immediately after eating, vomiting.
After meals, pressure and burning in the stomach, or in the epigastrium, almost like heartburn.
After eating, burning in oesophagus from below upward.
After meals, distension of the abdomen.2
After meals, very tired and sleepy.3
After meals, as if intoxicated.
After meals, headache.
After meals, palpitation of the heart.
Alleviation of several, even remote, complaints from eating.
The flatus does not pass off, but moves about, causing many ailments of body and of spirit.4
1 There may also be pains, renewed now and then; e. g., stitches in the lips, griping and digging in the abdomen, pressure in the chest, heaviness in the back and the small of the back, even to nausea; when nothing but an artificially excited vomiting will give relief. With some the anguish is aggravated after eating, even to an impulse to destroy themselves by strangulation.
2 With this, at times, weariness in the arms and legs.
3 Often until the patient lies down and sleeps.
4 At times drawing pains in the limbs, especially in the lower limbs, or stitches in the pit of the stomach, or in the side of the abdomen, etc.
The abdomen is distended by flatus,1 the abdomen feels full, especially after a meal.
Sensation as if the flatus ascended; followed by eructations - then often a sensation of burning in the throat, or vomiting by day and by night.
Pain in the hypochondria when touched, and in motion, or also during rest.
Constricting pain in the epigastrium, immediately under the ribs.
Cutting pains in the abdomen, as if from obstructed flatus; there is a constant sensation of fulness in the abdomen - the flatus rises upwards.
Cutting pains in the abdomen almost daily, especially with children, oftener in the morning than in other parts of the day, sometimes day and night, without diarrhoea.
Cutting pains in the abdomen, especially on the one side of the abdomen, or the groin.2
In the abdomen, qualmishness, a sensation of void-ness, disagreeable emptiness;3 even immediately after eating, he felt as if he had not eaten anything.
From the small of the back, around the abdomen, especially below the stomach, a sensation of constriction as from a bandage, after she had had no stool for several days.
1The flatus often ascends; less frequently a great quantity of flatus is discharged, especially in the morning, without smell and without alleviating the other ailments; in other cases flatulence, with a great quantity of excessively fetid flatus passing off.
2 The cutting pain also at times passes down into the rectum and down the thigh.
3 In some cases alternating with a contractive pain in the abdomen.
Pain in the liver, when touching the right side of the abdomen.
Pain in the liver, a pressure and tension - a tension below the ribs on the right side.
Below the last ribs (in the hypochondria), a tension and pressure all over, which checks the breathing and makes the mind anxious and sad.
Pain in the liver, stitches - mostly when stooping quickly.
Inflammation of the liver.
Pressure in the abdomen as from a stone.1
Hardness of the abdomen.
Crampy colic, a grasping pain in the bowels.
In colic, coldness on one side of the abdomen.
A clucking, croaking and audible rumbling and grumbling in the abdomen.2
So-called uterine spasms, like labor pains, grasping pains often compelling the patient to lie down, frequently quickly distending the abdomen without flatulence.
In the lower abdomen, pains pressing down toward the genitals.3
Inguinal hernias, often painful while speaking and singing.4
1 Which often rises to the pit of the stomach, digging and causing vomiting.
2 At times only in the left side of the abdomen, passing upwards with the inspiration and downward with the expiration.
3 Pressing down as if to cause a prolapsus, and when it is passed she feels heavy in all her limbs, the limbs go to sleep; she must stretch and extend her limbs.
4 Inguinal hernias rise as a rule only from internal Psora, excepting the few cases, when these parts are injured by great external violence, or when the hernia arises from superhuman exertions of the body through lifting or pushing quickly, while in a great fright.