There are several homeopathic remedies that may relieve the pain and pressure you sometimes feel from intestinal gas. The key to using homeopathic remedies is to tailor the remedy you choose to your specific symptoms. You should also educate yourself on the various homeopathic remedies for gas pain, and if the pain persists or it’s intolerable, you should see your doctor.
Symptoms and Remedies
Because intestinal gas pain can feel differently depending on your situation, there are several remedies associated with the types of symptoms you may be experiencing.
If your gas is the result of eating either spoiled food or too much fiber-rich food, like fruit, Truestar Health recommends arsenicum album.
If your intestinal gas pain feels like a cramp, and it feels a little better when you bend down or double over, you should take colocynthus.
According to Truestar Health, if your intestinal gas pain comes after overindulging and is accompanied by the urge to move your bowels, take nux vomica.
If it is a burning pain, take phosphorus.
If you experience intestinal gas pain after eating rich, fatty foods, Truestar Health recommends taking pulsatilla.
Safety and Use
Homeopathic remedies usually come in bottles or vials with instructions for use usually printed on the label. According to Truestar Health, always take the lowest dose that will help you, because homeopathic remedies are very diluted forms of possibly harmful substances, like phosphorus, that in large doses do not help and can hurt you.
ABC Homeopathies recommends you closely match your symptoms to the homeopathic remedy that you choose, because you should take only one homeopathic remedy at a time. As with any remedy, the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (National Institutes of Health) strongly suggests you tell your doctor about any homeopathic remedies you use, and tell why you use them. Doctors should know about all your health issues; make decisions about your health together.