Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Colic in an easy question-answer format. …

What is the greatest characteristic of Colocynth?

A violent, agonizing abdominal colic; relieved by bending double and by pressing something hard into the abdomen.

How does the Colic of Dioscorea differ from that of colocynth?

The pains are apt to radiate from the abdomen to other parts of the boy, as to back, arms, etc. It is relieved by walking and throwing the body backwards.

What other species of Colic is Colocynth useful for?

Ovarian colic; sharp pains in the ovarian regions, relieved by bending double and by pressure.

What is necessary for Colocynth to be of any use in any form of Colic?

That the nervous elements predominate over the inflammatory symptoms.

Give indications for Cuprum in Colic.

Knife-like, violent pains in the abdomen, which are better from pressure, but are not better from heat; there is neuralgia of all the abdominal nerves, as if a knife were dram through to the back.

When should Magnesia Phos be used tin Colic?

Where there is intense and spasmodic pains, forcing the patient to bend double, and accompanied by belching of gas, which does not relieve; the pains are greatly relieved by the application of warmth.

In what intestinal affection has Natrum sulphuricum also been found useful?

In lead colic.

What are the symptoms of Nux in Colic?

Flatulent colic with desire to stool, and a sensation as if the intestines were squeezed between stones.

What are the indications for the use of Plumbum in Lead Colic?

Horrible griping pain in the abdomen, with retraction of he abdominal walls. the pains radiate in all directions, following the course of the nerves.

Name some other remedies useful as antidotes to Lead Colic.

Nux vomica, Alumina, Platina, Opium, Alum and Belladonna.

Mention three drugs having colic from a fit of anger.

Chamomilla, Staphysagria, and Colocynth.

give the colic of Ipecac.

Griping about umbilicus as of a hand clutching; cutting pains shooting across the abdomen, from left to right, associated with nausea and diarrhoea.

Give the indications for Veratrum.

Pains force patient to bend double; must walk about for relief; cold seat on forehead.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.