Homeopathy treatment for Cardialgia from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Cardialgia…

Abies-nigra [Abies-n]

Total loss of appetite in the morning, but great craving for food at noon and at night; sensation of an undigested, hard- boiled egg in the stomach, the food sags in stomach and lies there like a load (Nux v., a knotted feeling); continual distressing constriction just above the pit of the stomach; painful sensation as if something were lodged in the chest and

had to be coughing up, hardly any amount of coughing dislodges the painful object; waterbrash follows and often large quantities of mucus are brought up, but the offending subject remains causing much distress and profuse lachrymation. (H.N.G.) DISTRESS IMMEDIATELY AFTER EATING.

Abrotanum [Abrot]

Gnawing hunger; craves bread boiled in milk; appetite sometimes ravenous while emaciating; burning in stomach as from acidity; sensation as if the stomach were hanging or swimming in water, with a peculiar feeling of coldness and a dulness to all irritants; pains cutting, gnawing burning, sometimes contracting and stinging, mostly (<) at night; never entirely free from pain even in the intervals of the spasms; constipation; haemorrhoids; gastralgia after suppressed gout.

Acetic-acid [Acet-ac]

Violent burning pain in stomach, cannot bear slightest pressure; Sensation as if there were an ulcer in the stomach or as if the contents were in a constant ferment; sour eructations; sour vomiting; profuse salivation and waterbrash day and night; great

thirst for large quantities of water; profuse urination; profuse debilitating night-sweats and emaciation, bread and butter disagrees, cannot drink anything cold and vomits at every meal.

Aconite [Acon]

Pressure in stomach and pit of stomach, as from a weight or hard stone, extending through to the back; warmth in stomach; anxious feeling in the praecordia; severe and constant pain in epigastrium, pressing outward.

AEsculus-hip [Aesc]

Pain in stomach for four or five hours after eating, which continues till food is taken; aching, cutting and burning distress in stomach, fluttering sensation with faintness in pit of stomach; periodical tightness in the scrobiculus, with labored breathing.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Painful contractions of stomach, so severe as to prevent vomiting; tearing, rending pains in pit of stomach, extending to oesophagus, with sensation as if the stomach were turned upside down, accompanied by a burning feeling up the chest; while eating sudden heaviness in forehead; desire for wine (anaemic patients); intolerance of milk.

Agaricus [Agar]

Eructations with the taste of apples or rotten eggs; heart burn almost always after eating meat; burning and twisting pains in the stomach an hour or more after a meal; constant sensation in stomach as if it were sinking like a heavy weight towards the abdomen; gastric derangement with itching, burning and redness in different parts of the body as if frost-bitten; much hunger, but no appetite; fainting turns with inclination to vomit, sometimes alternating with a jerking as of some heavy object.

Ammonium-brom [Am-br]

Terrible distress in upper part of epigastrium; must hold mouth open when walking on account of heat in throat and lungs; sighs and walks the room with fear of dying; belching relieves faintness of stomach.

Anacardium-orient [Anac]

Drawing pain at cardia when walking fast; craving for food, eating relieves distress for a few hours, the craving then returns to be again relieved by eating; heartburn after eating soup; sensation of fasting in pit of stomach, followed by pressure in stomach, in the morning; weak memory.

Aranea-diadema [Aran]

After eating very little food violent convulsive pains in the stomach, with nausea, oppression of chest and violent gaping; convulsions then become general, with trembling of the whole body; spasmodic movements and a desire to be constantly moving when sitting in a chair.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Delicate nervous women; gnawing ulcerative pain, confined to a small circumscribed spot in the stomach as from a sore, forcing one to double himself up, aggravated by the lest motion or food; spinal irritation; tendency to gangrene. The pain comes on sometimes immediately after taking food, as if the oesophagus were irritated as well as the stomach; heartburn; epileptiform convulsions from a heavy meal. Irritative flatulent gastralgia, chiefly affecting the cardia and oesophagus, accompanied and relieved by belching; faintish sort of nausea with palpitation, sensation as if a splinter were lodged in the throat when swallowing, irritating the respiration, (>) by stretching and moving the neck. Suitable to delicate nervous, women, especially when the affection arises from depressing causes, nightly watching, etc. The pain gradually increases in intensity; when at its acme the patients often press their clenched first into the region of the stomach for relief, and then the pains gradually decrease again; irresistible desire for sugar and piquant food and drinks.

Arnica [Arn]

Gastrodynia, with feeling of nausea and repletion DURING and after eating; pinching, spasmodic griping, as if posterior wall of the stomach would be forcibly pressed against the spine; colicky pains in abdomen and sides; FOUL BELCHING like rotten eggs, especially mornings; vomits all solids, but retains liquids; obstinate constipation.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Gnawing corroding pains, alternating with pressure in the stomach, with weight as of a stone or hard lump (objectively confirmed by the hardness of the stomach); sensation of soreness and of ulceration in the stomach, which is tender to pressure; fruitless retching; vomiting immediately after eating or drinking; violent vomiting of food and gastric fluids; pain in stomach (<) by sweet milk, desire for warm food, for hot coffee, for stimulants; intense heat and burning in stomach and pit of stomach, with anguish, great restlessness and fainting.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Pressing, cutting, stitching pains in spells, not regular; FULL OF WIND, PRESSING UPWARD, never down; gulping up rancid fluid; meteorism of stomach, with great feeling of tension and difficult eructation; empty feeling in stomach, not a pain, with faintness, (<) about 11 A.M.; sensation of peristaltic motion in abdomen from below upward; strong pulsations in epigastrium after eating; obstinate constipation or very offensive diarrhoea.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Sensation as if the OEsophagus from its beginning to the stomach were too narrow and constricted; constant burning distress in epigastrium and cramp in the stomach; the patient can only swallow fluids, but no solids, as they cause gagging when entering the pharynx.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

GASTRALGIA RESTING ON A MATERIAL BASIS, especially stenosis of the cardiac or pylorus from hypertrophy; heaviness of the stomach immediately after the food has entered the stomach; pressure as from a stone, better from eructations, sour a few hours after dinner.

Belladonna [Bell]

Gnawing, pressing, crampy, drawing and wrenching pain in stomach, extending through to spine; between the shoulder-blades dull aching, with a sense of fatigue and tired feeling in the spine, relieved by bending backward, worse after drinking; painful pressure in pit of stomach when walking, compels him to walk slowly; hard pressure on stomach after eating, extending through to spine between shoulders; paroxysmal stomach; sensation of hunger after a meal; frequent empty eructations.

Bismuth [Bism]

Spells of cardialgia, during which the abdominal muscles are spasmodically contracted; pressure in stomach, especially after a meal; GASTRALGIA NERVOSA with retching and VOMITING AS SOON AS FOOD TOUCHES THE STOMACH; dyspnoea, trembling of limbs and convulsion, the pain so violent as to cause fainting. (>) momentarily by cold water, but may be vomited up as soon as it reaches the stomach, and by bending backward; burning in stomach, with violent ejection of food; spasmodic vomiting; pyrosis; (<) towards evening; or brought on at any time by fatigue or over- exertion; hysterical girls and women suffering from spinal irritation.

Bryonia [Bry]

Pressure on the stomach, not circumscribed, but extending over the whole stomach; pains come on one or two hours after eating, keep on for a few hours, and gradually decline; pressure on account of the bloatedness of the abdomen and dyspnoea; epigastric region painful to touch, cannot endure the clothes; stitching pains in gastric region, (<) from motion, especially from a misstep; compressive sensation in temples, forehead and occiput as if the skull would burst; relief obtained by making pressure on head and temples.

Caladium [Calad]

Burning in stomach, not (>) by drinking, it becomes a severe pressure, extending upward under breast, preventing respiration and eructation; empty hollow feeling and sensation as if a bird were fluttering in stomach, causing nausea but no retching; (<) after vinegar and all acids.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

All food tastes too fresh, he wishes to have more salt on it; walk disagrees; sour or burning-sour eructations or tasting of the ingesta; an undefined sensation of weight in stomach, with great anguish; intolerable feeling of pressure, as from tight clothes, around the hypochondria; pressing pains from above downward, or from before backward, in the abdomen, about the umbilical region; flatulence, gurgling in the right side of the abdomen (Lycopodium left); pressing-pinching, spasmodically squeezing and contracting pains in the stomach, particularly after meals, with vomiting of food, (>) from motion, (>) lying quiet on the back.

Calcarea-hypophos [Calc-hp]

Constant desire to ear, feels well only when the stomach is full, or else severe pain; pressure and distress in the pit of the stomach, recurring about two hours after each meal. Milk relieves.

Capsicum [Caps]

Burning in stomach, especially after eating; nervous, spasmodic vomiting; stomach icy cold or burning in it; heartburn, waterbrash.

Carbo-an [Carb-an]

Burning-aching pain, acidity heartburn, faint, gone feeling, not (>) by eating; fulness, cold feeling in stomach, after slight meal, relieved by laying hand on it; eructations tasting of food eaten long ago.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

ATONY OF DIGESTION. Suits old people, the male sex and the haemorrhoidal world; pains in stomach from loss of nutrition;

excessive hunger at night, must eat to appease it; painful burning pressure, with anguish trembling, and aggravation by contact, at night and after a meal, especially after taking flatulent food; spasmodic contractive pain, compelling the patient to blend double, with short breathing and aggravation in a recumbent position; heartburn; nausea; loathing of food, even when merely thinking of it; frequent flatulence, with oppression of chest and constipation, (<) by belching, eructations sour, rancid; flatulence burning putrid, moist offensive; (<) from debauchery.

Castoreum [Cast]

Pain in stomach going round to left hypochondrium and through to back, (<) after dinner, (>) by warmth, pressure or bending double; sensation in stomach as if it would go to sleep; violent pains in bowels and back, arresting breathing, with yawning, faintness, chilliness, borborygmi and tasteless eructations.

Causticum [Caust]

Pressure, spasmodic constriction and griping in stomach, as if clawed, especially on deep breathing; pain in the stomach in morning, increased by every quick movement or bodily exertion and gradually decreasing during rest, must lie down; nausea during and after meals; acidity and mucus in the stomach; constant sensation as of lime being burned in the stomach.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Distension, of the epigastrium and hypochondria, with PRESSURE AS FROM A STONE; oppression, short and difficult breathing; aggravation of the pains after a meal, or at NIGHT, with great ANGUISH AND RESTLESSNESS; decrease of the pains by bending double, INSTANTANEOUS RELIEF BY COFFEE; and when the following symptoms are present: beating pain in the vertex, at night, obliging one to get out of bed; irritable; peevish mood. Cham is frequently most suitable in alternation with Coffea; if it should be ineffectual, give Bell instead.

Chelidonium [Chel]

Atony of digestion from morbid hepatic states; alternate heat and coldness in the stomach; gnawing and digging pains in the stomach, RELIEVED BY EATING HEARTILY; spasmodic contraction, stitching and burning, with eructations, nausea, salivation; short breath and anxiety; relieved by belching; empty eructations after eating; desire for hot drinks, especially for water nearly boiling; for milk, which relieves.

China [Chin]

Dyspeptic weakness, with DISTENSION OF AND PAINFUL PRESSURE IN THE REGION OF THE STOMACH, AFTER EATING OR DRINKING EVER TO LITTLE; acidity; heartburn, slimy of bilious passages; the pains get worse during rest, abate during motion; loss of appetite, aversion to food and drink; idleness; sleepiness; hypochondriac mood and INABILITY TO WORK, ESPECIALLY AFTER A MEAL; slow stool; yellow, livid complexion; yellow appearance of the whites; belching gives no relief (belching relieves: Carb. v.).

Cicuta [Cic]

Swelling of stomach as from violent spasm of diaphragm; gastralgia with vomiting, painful distension of abdomen and spasm of pectoral muscles; swelling and throbbing in pit of stomach; burning pressure in stomach and abdomen; waterbrash; a quantity of saliva running from mouth, with sensation of heat all over; IRRESISTIBLE DESIRE TO EAT COAL.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Myalgia of diaphragm, simulating cardialgia; severe pains in gastric region, diverging around the ribs each way and through to the back; intense pain near cardiac region of stomach, causing faintness; eructations, nausea, vomiting; severe headache, brain feels as if too large, (>) by pressure.

Cina [Cina]

Gnawing sensation in stomach, as if from hunger; epigastric pain, (<) on first waking in the morning and before meal, (<) by food; desire for many and different things; exceeding crossness and obstinacy.

Cistus-can [Cist]

Cool feeling in stomach before can after eating; desire for acid food and fruit, but pain and diarrhoea follow after eating them; empty and cool eructations, with feeling as if they would relieve.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Violent attacks of gastralgia, she has to roll and twist, is thirsty, grasp for breath; griping, constrictive pains during day, (>) towards evening; SENSATION IN STOMACH AS IF ONE HAD BEEN A LONG TIME WITHOUT FOOD TILL HUNGER IS GONE; nausea, malaise and vomiting when riding in a carriage, boat or train or cars; sea- sickness; cardialgia from menstrual affections; morning nausea; confused headache after eating or drinking; extreme aversion to food, caused even by smell of food, although with hunger.

Coffea [Coff]

Cramps in stomach, which feels tight after food; vomiting without lest exertion; tension of epigastrium with sensitiveness to touch.

Conium [Con]

Pressure in the stomach during eating, contraction in the back with sensation of coldness, griping and sore feeling; dryness of the mouth; contraction in the throat, with retching; painful acid eructations with mouth; contraction in the throat, with retching; painful acid eructations with burning in the stomach, nausea and severe vomiting of mucus, spasmodic cough; violent pain in the stomach, two or three hours after eating, but also at night; somewhat better in the knee-elbow position; eructations offensive or frequent and empty, with heartburn; acrid heartburn; with very acrid eructations greatly irritating the tongue; hysteria.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Neuralgia of vagus; cardialgia in connection with chlorosis; pressure, nausea, eructations; rumbling in abdomen; sensation as of a round ball going to and fro under the ribs with different sounds, (<) by fluid food and (>) by tight clothing, or a bandage, or from lying quite; violent pressure at stomach, with contractive pains at intervals; cramps in stomach and chest, extending upward with violent diarrhoea and prostration.

Cyclamen [Cycl]

Aversion to ordinary food and desire for inedible things; after slight nourishment indescribable pain in scrobiculum cordis, which only stopped after vomiting it up, (<) after coffee; light sleep, constantly waking up; loss of all ambition and tired of life.

Dioscorea [Dios]

Dull heavy pain in the pit of the stomach, (>) after eating, relieved by frequent eructations of air; the pains radiate from the stomach in all directions, and at time they appear suddenly in the head and feet; belching large quantities of wind, with sensation as if both temples were in a vise; has to unfasten her clothing, relief by stretching the body or by walking about; burning distress in the stomach, with sharp, prickling pains in it, and faintness; flatulent distension after meals in persons of weak digestion.

Elaps-coral [Elaps]

Cold drinks, ice, ice-cream, fruit feel like cold lumps in the stomach; weight in stomach after eating; sinking, faint feeling at the pit of the stomach, relieved by lying down on abdomen; constipation, fearful of some impending fatal disease; desire for sweetened buttermilk.

Ferrum [Ferr]

Neuralgic and anaemic cardialgia; atony of digestion; vomiting of food immediately after eating, without any preceding nausea, as also when coughing or moving about; heavy pressure in pit of stomach; palpitating in stomach, and through oesophagus, as if a nerve were quivering, with an occasional suffocative feeling as if a valve rose in the throat; cardiac uneasiness; canine hunger, alternating with extreme dislike to all food; eructations tasting of the food just taken; unquenchable thirst or thirstlessness, (<) from meat, sour fruit, milk, tobacco, tea and beer; (<) with an empty stomach, (>) after breakfast.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Acute and chronic gastralgia, (<) by eating and pressure on stomach; vomiting of food; gastric region and hypochondria puffed up.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Sensation of a heavy load, with weight, tension and dull pain; empty, faint sensations in epigastrium; a false hunger; a kind of gnawing; nervous exhaustion, as found in persons of dissolute habits; temporary improvement from stimulants.

Graphites [Graph]

Crampy, spasmodic or clawing pains, or pressure, with vomiting of the ingesta, relieved by lying down and the warmth of the bed, and returning when rising, with vomiting; acidity; constipation; pains in the hepatic region; sensation of a lump in the stomach, with constant beating as of two hammers; the pain comes on as soon as the stomach is empty and drives her to eat; disagreeable taste in morning, as though he had eaten eggs; relief from warm food or drinks. Nervous cardialgia, with anaemia (chlorotic color of face); dysmenorrhoea. Herpetic constitution.

Gratiola-off [Grat]

Cardialgia, pain commences in pit of stomach and spreads to upper abdomen, back and especially kidneys; pressure at pit of stomach as from stone rolling from side to side, with cramp like drawing which mounts into chest, frequent urging to vomit and eructations, (<) after food, constipation; urine scanty, reddish, turbid and painful to discharge; empty or cold feeling in stomach.

Hippomanes [Hipp]

ICY COLDNESS IN STOMACH; desire for acids and aversion to sweet things; sensation of emptiness in stomach and head.

Hydrastis-can [Hydr]

Faintness at the stomach; sinking, gone feeling, with violent palpitation of the heart; acidity; constipation.

Hydrocyanic-acid [Hydr-ac]

Gastralgia, (<) when the stomach is empty and (>) by food, sinking at the stomach with weakness in the limbs and loss of power in the muscles; heart sympathizes with the dyspeptic symptoms; much flatulency.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Cramps in stomach, with loud shrieks, vomiting, convulsions; cramps better after vomiting; pit of stomach tender to touch.

Ignatia [Ign]

Sensation of sinking and weakness in the pit of stomach, with qualmishness; regurgitation of food, flat taste, or sighing; spasmodic pains in stomach, (>) when eating; periodical attacks of cramps, (<) from emotions at night and from touch, and (>) by change of position; anxious feeling in praecordia; belching, with pressure in cardia; suitable to nervous or hysterical people or to those who had been starving from want or from other causes; empty retching sometimes; relieved by eating, vomits at night the food taken in the evening; copious urination.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Great burning pains in epigastrium, coming on at intervals; everything sours in stomach; food vomited an hour or so after meals; nausea, straining and belching of wind.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

ORGANIC CARDIALGIA. Fulness and pressure after a full meal which was relished (China; heavy pressure in stomach after taking a little food), cannot bear tight clothing; nausea and faintness in stomach and abdomen, (>) by breakfast; GASTRIC AND RHEUMATIC SYMPTOMS ALTERNATE.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Cutting, lancinating or constricting boring pains, (<) after midnight, in cold weather, cannot sit up straight; pit of stomach swollen and sensitive to touch; pain in back and legs after eating; haemorrhoids; constipation after confinement or very large-formed faeces.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

IRRITABLE WEAKNESS OF THE STOMACH, though it retains the food several hours it finally ejects it undigested; painless gastromalacia; painful, hard spot at or to the left of the stomach; gnawing, burning constricting pain in stomach and hypochondria. (<) in the morning, during motion, cannot tolerate tight clothing; frequent and distressing eructations.

Lachesis [Lach]

Utter emptiness goneness or faintness of stomach several hours after eating; earthy yellowness of face; gnawing pressure, (>) after eating, but returning as soon as stomach is empty, very violent after a siesta; pit of stomach painful to touch; dark urine; excessively foetid stools; FOOD BECOMES VIOLENTLY ACID IN THE STOMACH; hepatic affections of drunkards and syphilitic persons.

Leptandra [Lept]

Constant distress in the lower part of the epigastrium and upper portions of the umbilical regions; sharp cutting pains at intervals in the same parts; burning-aching sensation in the stomach, aggravated, by drinking cold water; weak, sinking

sensation in the pit of the stomach; great desire for stool, that cannot be retained one moment.

Lithium-carb [Lith-c]

Gastralgia accompanied by pain in left temple and orbit, (>) by eating; drinking chocolate or cocoa causes diarrhoea; pain in heart by bending forward.

Lobelia-infl [Lob]

Nausea, pain, heat, oppression and excessive uneasiness; extreme nausea, with profuse perspiration; FEELING OF WEAKNESS OF THE STOMACH, EXTENDING THROUGH THE WHOLE CHEST; feeling of pressure in the pit of the stomach as from a plug; violent painful constriction in the cardia; tightness of the epigastrium, with acidity of the stomach; faintness or weakness at pit of stomach from excessive use of green tea or tobacco; heartburn.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Gnawing griping in the region of the stomach; compressive pain as if the stomach were pressed together from both sides; flatulence, immediately after a meal; the stomach is full, bloated, distended; tension as from a cord marking the diaphragmatic attachments; he cannot stretch or stand upright; abdominal plethora; full and bloated stomach, acidity, pyrosis; the pains radiate according to the flatulency, to the chest, acidity, pyrosis; the pains radiate according to the flatulency, to the chest, the back, upward to the oesophagus, downward to the umbilicus and abdomen, (<) from cold drinks and (>) from warm drinks (Lachesis, the reverse); stomach deranged from pastry and farinaceous, heavy food.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

Frequent rumbling and grumbling pain in gastric and epigastric region, disagreeable taste and want of appetite; aversion to warm food and desire for fruit and sour things; INTENSE THIRST FOR COLD WATER; great nausea and vomiting, at first water, afterwards, of the food taken and finally again of an insipid fluid.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.