Abdominal cramping can have a large number of causes. A few of them include a digestive disturbance, period pain, an injury, a problem in one of the organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, appendix) and so on. Digestive disturbances can be from the stomach, the intestines or the digestive organs and there are a variety of different reasons.
Diagnosing or pinpointing the exact reason is largely a medical issue, which people have become so used to, they repeat it themselves. But knowing you have a stomach ulcer, a gall stone, colitis or any other disease doesn’t always help a homeopath treat you successfully.
Homeopathy is a natural and specialised modality of medicine which works by honouring what the intelligence of your body is already trying to do. A healthy immune system is able to restore order quite quickly. Sadly, most people today have a poor immune system, so the body struggles to restore order and more often than not requires some help.
The beauty of homeopathy is that by supporting your body’s best efforts at trying to heal itself, it also improves your immune system. So the next time something happens, you are a little more able to heal yourself.
What helps a homeopath far more than a medical diagnosis is your individual symptoms and the modalities that are unique to you, not necessarily the disease. These symptoms may even be common to many of the diseases.
For example, one homeopathic remedy may be able to resolve even severe abdominal cramps, if the symptoms of the remedy match your symptoms.
Let’s look at a few different scenarios to show you what I mean.
Suppose your abdominal cramping felt some improvement by the application of heat (such as hot showers, a hot wheat bag/water bottle, etc) and pressure (you push your fist into the offending area to gain some relief, or you bend over double).
The remedy which covers these symptoms could restore order to the medical diagnoses of period pain, stomach cancer, gastroenteritis, kidney stones, IBS, cholecystitis, appendicitis and probably a few more.
All this could be healed by a single homeopathic remedy, as long as your symptoms match those of the healing remedy. Of course the potency and frequency of doses are also important considerations.
Let’s look at another homeopathic remedy which also has the ability to heal an abdominal cramp. Suppose your personal symptoms included feeling worse after eating especially spicy or rich food and your abdomen was sensitive to pressure (ie worse) so arching the back gives some relief. Applied heat or hot showers helps to some extent.
This remedy has the potential to heal medically classified diseases such as constipation, diarrhoea, dysentery, dyspepsia, hernias, gastrodynia, liver problems, kidney stones, pylorus diseases, period pain and many more, all of which can have colic or abdominal pain.
Another remedy that can dissolve upper abdominal cramps, lower, central or wherever may have indescribable pain with nausea and vomiting and a total thirstlessness, even thinking about it makes you gag.
This single remedy has the potential to heal the medically termed diseases of gallstone colic, dysentery, gastric ulcer, enetric fever, cholera, hematemesis, menstrual problems, miscarriage and other pregnancy problems, yellow fever and many more.
We don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so homeopaths do like to know what you have been diagnosed with, but it is your personal symptoms which are of the greatest value to finding the best remedy to help you.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that is totally different to any other. It needs a quantum shift in your consciousness to begin to appreciate the scope it has. Like many things in life, the proof is in the pudding. If you ever experience the pain of abdominal cramping, a homeopath may be able to help heal the cause of the problem better than anyone else.