A sudden pain in the upper right part or the center of abdomen indicates the presence of gallstones. The right shoulder can hurt too. Gallstones are hard deposits of digestive fluid that can form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ on the right side of the abdomen with digestive fluid called bile that’s released into the small intestine. Gallstones can vary in size. Homeopathy provides a wide range of effective medicines to treat gall stones. The Homeopathic remedies for gall stones are made of natural substances and have no side effects. The best remedy for the patient is prescribed after taking note of the gall stone symptoms in each individual.
Top Homeopathic Remedies for Gall Stones
1. Chelidonium: Best Remedy for Gall Stones with Pain
Natural medicine Chelidonium is the top natural medicine for gallbladder stones pain. This medicine offers the best treatment for pain due to gall stones and jaundice when there is obstruction of the bile ducts. The most important symptom for using Chelidonium is pain under the right shoulder blade. In jaundice, this medicine can be used when the skin is yellow, urine is dark in colour and stool is clay-coloured. During jaundice, the tongue becomes yellow and flabby. Nausea and vomiting also occur. The patient requiring Chelidonium may show a desire for very hot drinks along with the above symptoms. It is also a very beneficial remedy for gall bladder complaints that occur during pregnancy.
2. Lycopodium: For Gall Stones with Gastric Symptoms
Lycopodium is a natural treatment for gallstones pain when they are accompanied by gastric symptoms like acidity, gas in abdomenor bloated abdomen. The patient complains of distension of abdomen from eating even a very small quantity of food. The gas rolls in abdomen and passes out with difficulty. The patient mainly complains of acidity that gets worse from taking starchy and flatulent food. The patient may also complain of a reduced appetite and fullness feeling in abdomen on eating even a little. There’s also an unusual craving for sweets and hot drinks along with the gastric symptoms.
3. Calcarea Carb: For Gall Stones in Obese Patients
Calcarea Carb is another top natural medicine for gall stones that is always selected constitutionally. This remedy is very beneficial for obese patients with a fatty and flabby constitution. The abdomen contains excess of fat with its hardness and distension. The other constitutional symptoms include profuse sweating on head and sensitivity to cold air. There’s also an unusual craving for boiled eggs or strange things like chalk, pencils and lime. The patient dislikes hot food and likes cold drinks. Calcarea Carb can also be used to relieve sour belching and sour vomiting due to gall stones.
4. Carduus Marianus: For Inflamed Gall Bladder
Carduus Marianus is the best natural remedy when the gall bladder is inflamed. There is pain in the right upper abdomen in gall bladder region, which is accompanied by nausea and vomiting of burning fluid. Carduus Marianus can also be used to treat jaundice in gall stones.
5. Phosphorus: For Gall Stones with Sour Belching, Vomiting
Phosphorus is a natural treatment for gall stones in patients who complain of sour belching and vomiting after eating. The patient likes cold drinks, ice creams, chicken and fish in diet. This medicine is used for the treatment of jaundice when the stool is very offensive with great weakness.
Other Important Remedies
1. Best remedies for gall stones with acute pain
China is the ideal natural remedy for acute pain in gall bladder when the whole abdomen is bloated with an excess of gas. Vomiting of undigested food may also occur. Chelidonium is a very beneficial natural remedy when the pain is below the right shoulder in the scapulae. Berberis Vulgaris is of great help for treating sharp, stitching pains in the gall bladder. The pain may get worse from applying pressure. Colocynth, on the other hand, is the ideal remedy when the pain is of a cutting, shooting nature and gets better by applying pressure.
2. Top Medicines for Gas in Abdomen
Lycopodium is a very beneficial natural medicine for excess gas in the abdomen, especially the lower region. The abdomen is bloated even after light eating. Mainly starchy food and flatulent food like cabbage worsen the problem. China is the ideal remedy when the whole abdomen is full of gas with painful distension. Walking may provide slight relief from distension. Carbo Veg is of great help when the gas is present mainly in the upper region of the abdomen. The abdomen is heavy, tense and distended. Passage of a little gas provides a slight relief from distension.
3. Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla and Robinia: For Acidity due to Gall Stones
Acidity or dyspepsia includes burning in stomach, sour or burning type of belching, nausea, vomiting and bloated abdomen. Natural medicine Nux Vomica is prescribed for patients complaining of acidity after eating. Such patients complain of sour burps, nausea and weight in stomach after eating. When the intake of coffee, spicy food or alcoholic drinks raises the dyspeptic symptoms, Nux Vomica yields excellent results. Pulsatilla is the top herbal remedy for gallstones when eating of excessive fried or fatty food like butter or cream leads to acidity. Robinia, meanwhile, is used for treatment of burning type of burps with excessive gas in the abdomen. Sour vomiting may also occur.
4. Arsenic Album and Ipecac: For Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting usually occur along with the colic due to gall stones or when the gall bladder gets inflamed. Arsenic Album is very beneficial when the vomiting occurs immediately after eating or drinking anything. Burning type of pains in the abdomen usually accompany. Ipecac gives very good results when there is persistent nausea and vomiting.
5. For Acute Cholecystitis (inflammation of gall bladder)
In acute Cholecystitis, there is a severe pain in gall bladder region (right upper abdomen), mid part of upper abdomen (epigastrium) or below the right shoulder in scapula. The severe pain is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, loose stools or fever. Natural medicines Chelidonium, Belladonna and Cardus Marianus are considered very efficient treatment of gallstones in such cases.
6. For Stones in Common Bile Duct
The presence of stones in common bile duct leads to its obstruction and that is a very critical condition. Obstructive jaundice, fever, vomiting and abdomen pain are the main symptoms of gall stones in common bile duct. Chelidonium, Fel Tauri, Myrica, Cardus Marianus and Chionanthus are of great help in treating such cases. However, as the condition may lead to critical consequences, it is important to have a surgeon’s opinion to note the severity of the condition and whether it can be treated with medicines or requires surgical intervention.
7. For Gastric Troubles after Surgical Removal of Gall Bladder (Cholecystectomy)
Even after surgical removal of gall bladder, a few patients experience gastric troubles like acidity, gas in the abdomen with bloated feeling. The best natural medicines to deal with such cases are Raphanus, Natrum Phos and Carbo Veg. Raphanus can be used with much efficiency for treating excessive gas in abdomen after removal of gall bladder. The gas neither moves upwards or downwards, resulting in a bloated abdomen. Natrum Phos is the best remedy to treat sour belchings and sour vomiting with much acidity in the stomach. Carbo Veg is the ideal remedy for burning in the stomach with distension of the abdomen due to the accumulation of gas. The digestion is very weak and slow in such patients.
8. Best Medicines for Gall Bladder Polyp
Polyp refers to an abnormal growth in the gall bladder arising from the mucous membrane lining from gall bladder. It usually does not give rise to any symptom and accidentally comes to notice during the ultrasound for some other abdomen complaint. Calcarea Carb is very beneficial in treating gall bladder polyp. Calcarea Carb has the innate ability to remove polyp growths not only from the gallbladder but also from other parts like the nose