Understanding the rare used medicine “ASAFOETIDA”
62 years Female .Chronic Gastritis, since 2 to 3 years.
Disturbed sleep .H/o chronic varicose veins.
Came for Acidity and Eructation Case taken in April 20.
Patient: – I am suffering from gases (burps, eructation) after every meal; within one hour I start burping out initially.
I was managing it, but nowadays since it is a continued series of 50, 60 to 70 eructation or more than 100. I can count it (A)
Doctor: -are you counting it really?
Patient: – no… no… Dr, I am just saying I can’t say how much noisy and annoying it’s become …
Doctor: – what you feel why this is happening?
Patient: – I feel that every part of my body is filled with gas, wherever I touch, it comes out. (And she show me)
I think my meals don’t get digested, it turns into gas only, and see how I am looking now puffy, and everywhere is gas in body (B)
I was telling my sister that these gases come from bones also, .. see how I have become (she was showing me how she is looking, fat!)
Doctor: – so what did you do?
Patient : – I massage the area wherever the pain is. At night, if I don’t massage my legs I can’t sleep, I even continue with eructation. It’s only after the massage that I get to sleep.
Nowadays because of this heaviness, I don’t get sound sleep. I feel like there is pressure on my chest, and I wake up from bed and then walk and again I try to sleep (D)
Doctor: – why is this happening?
Patient: – Actually, I currently only cook food and I do all preparations with less oil, as my husband also has diabetes and hypertension, so I prefer less oily food, and I even didn’t ate any tasty food since almost 2 years. I wonder how people can eat everything and they don’t have any problems and I am taking care and precautions and still I can’t eat tasty food which I like most.
My son prepared some paneer, I only ate one bite and see today I am having eructations that are like blasts & (she shows me with pressing her throat and eructation came out)
Today, the left side of my throat is burning, something is in the throat; if I press my throat and gas is released than I feel better. After gas passes, In the last week I even had swollen eyes and when I apply pressure on the eyes, throat, head, or back any part of my body produces gasses.
Doctor: – so what have you taken for it?
Patient: – nothing, I massage on the painful parts and gas is released then I feel better. But I didn’t take antacids.
Doctor: – any stress nowadays?
Patient: – no stress but, I feel that this throat pain could be a big diseases?
Doctor: – why, are you feeling any pain in your throat also?
Patient: – yes, too much acidity.
I think there is problem in my stomach. If my digestion improves, then this gas problem will be solved. All things are coming from stomach only.
I eat with consciousness. Anything I eat turns into gas. I am fearful of eating.
If I eat, I have to sit and press for gases to get released. Then I feel sad, and ask myself, why I ate food, while eating I also knew that gases would come after food. I have to suffer but I can’t keep my stomach empty.
I gave her ASAFOETIDA 30 (SINGLE DOSE )
And within 3 days her eructation stopped and she could sleep. She didn’t complain after that about gases and loud eructation and was in an absolute better condition.
Mind: Exaggerating, symptoms her (CR,Murphy)
To make something seem larger, better, worse, etc. than it really is
Mind : Delusion Swollen, is
(Swollen) (CR) -Metaphor Characteristic of false pride, exaggerate sense of self importance, but here in case we took as patient is actually feeling heavy and swollen
C) Mind -Anxiety Hysterical (CR)
Hysteria – Hysteria is the term for unmanageable emotional excesses. People who are “hysterical” often lose self- control due to an overwhelming emotional outburst. It is the behaviour exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic. It is the state of uncontrolled excitement, anger or panic.
Hysteria – here metaphorical use of this rubric as patient under tremendous fear, anxiety, restlessness and exaggerate her symptoms like more than 70-100 gasses coming out from bones? Every part of body feel up with gas…
D) Mind-Anxiety; Health about: abdominal complaints, with
Anxiety from all complaints coming from stomach digestion’ disturbance causes patient worried more
E) Mind -Anxiety; Hypochondriacal
The original Greek ‘hypochondriakos’ referred to the region of the abdomen, an area that ancient doctors believed to be the seat of misery or melancholia. It stands to reason, then, that hypochondriacs are usually unhappy, simply because they always imagine they’re sick.
Hypochondriasis refers to excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the body’s condition despite the absence of an actual medical condition. It is a mental disorder characterized by excessive fear of or preoccupation with a serious illness, despite medical testing and reassurance to the contrary. An abnormal state characterized by emotional depression and imagined ill health, often accompanied by symptoms untraceable to any organic disease. If someone suffers from hypochondria, they continually worry about their health and imagine that they are ill, although there is really nothing wrong with them.
F) Mind -Anxiety: eating after
Patient all complaints starts after eating while eating after eating so she is having persistent anxiety
G) Mind -Fear: eating after
H) Mind-Anguish: Eating; after
Cause of flatulent she get anguished that she have to sit to press and massage over to painful side and pain start anywhere in body after eating
I) Mind -Fears, phobias, general; stomach, arising from (Murphy R)
I) Fear, stomach; arising from (S R)-
Patient saying all problems in stomach if it get cured all thing will be fine
J) Mind -Anguish; Abdominal complaints in
K) Mind-Sadness: Eating: After
L) Eructation loud noisy (Phatak R)
Asafoetida (Key notes)
(Gum of the Stinkasand, Devil’s Dung, and Food of the Gods):- the plant Narthex asafoetida is used as a condiment for flavouring sauces and food (In Hindi -Hing)
Hysterical Flatulence forcible eructation it gas, violent gastralgia; Gurgling and rolling of wind which escapes afterwards with a loud and difficult eructation
Flatulence pushing upwards throat
Flatulence hysterical, with great difficulty in expulsion, loud, noisy, and offensive
Eructation’s; flatulence extremely foetid gurgling and rolling of wind; difficult, loud expulsion
Forcible eructation of gas.
Hysterical, Restlessness, anxiety .
Bursting feeling in abdomen as if everything was coming up to the mouth
Asafoetida – more rubric for understanding the medicine
Mind-Anxiety; chest in
Mind-Anxiety; Death, die as if about to (Perfect R)
Mind-Anxiety; excitement, from
Mind-Anxiety; excitement from, with irritable heart
Mind-Anxiety; heart complaints in
Mind-Anxiety; driving him from place to place
Mind-Anxiety; Fever, during
Mind-Anxiety; Nervous attack; with
Mind-Anxiety; moaning, Groaning, with
Mind; Anxiety: pain with
Mind-Anxiety; palpitation with
Mind- Anxiety, abdomen, arising from
Mind-Delusion, imaginations die about to
Mind-Delusion, imagination; enlarged
Mind-Discontented; oneself with
Mind-Death, agony fear of
Mind-Fear; Death, of Heart symptoms, during (Perfect)
Mind-Fear, Death of
Mind -Fear, Alone Being
Mind-fear being solitude of
Mind-Fear Death of heart complaints in (CR)
Mind-Fear paralysis of
Mind-Fear, Brain, softening of
Mind-Fear, death of impending of
Mind-fear evil of
Mind-Grief, sorrow, general; Fits, of grief (single Asaf, Murphy) *
Mind-Greed, cupidity; Eating, drinking in
Mind-Joy: fits of, with bursts of laughter:
Mind-Laughing: joy, with excessive:
Mind-Sadness: Heart complaints; with Heart sensation, from;
Mind-Sadness; Pressure about chest and heart, from;
Mind-writing, general, Agg, mental symptoms
Mind-Hysteria position with constant change of
Mind- Hysteria throat complaints in
Mind –FICKLE (Changing frequently, the person is not able to concentrate on one thing)
Mind- Gloomy, morose
Mind- Ideas deficiency of
Mind- Indifference, apathy, irritability in
Mind- Indifference, apathy, everything to
Mind- Indolence, aversion to work
Mind -Irritability alternate with indifference
Mind- Irritability sadness with
Mind- Laughing alternate with shrieking
Mind- Laughing hysterical
Mind- Mood changeable variable touch on
Mind- Restlessness chill during
Mind- Restlessness move must drive one from place to place
Mind- Restlessness nervousness anxious
Mind- Restlessness nervousness hypochondriacal
Mind- Restlessness nervousness hysterical
Mind- Sensitive over sensitive delivery parturition after
Mind- Sensitive over sensitive impression to all external
Mind- Sensitive over sensitive noise to.
Mind- Sensitive over sensitive sensual impression to.
Mind- Sensual impression ailment from .
Mind- Chaotic behaviour.
Mind- Unconscious coma coition after (agar, dig, Asaf) only.
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