Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting
is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus
and out of the mouth.
Vomiting is a forceful action accomplished by
a fierce, downward contraction of the diaphragm. At the same time,
the abdominal muscles tighten suddenly against a relaxed upper stomach
with an open sphincter. The contents of the stomach are propelled
up and out.
An amazing variety of stimuli can trigger vomiting, from migraines
to kidney stones. Sometimes, just seeing someone else vomit will
start you vomiting, in your body's effort to protect you from possible
exposure to the same danger.
Causes of vomiting:
Viral infections, Medications, Seasickness or motion sickness,
Migraine headaches, Morning sickness during pregnancy, Food poisoning,
Food allergies, Brain tumors,
Chemotherapy in cancer patients, Bulimia, Alcoholism
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Vomiting
The fact that small doses of Ipecac check vomiting is a homoeopathic
legacy to allopathy. Ipecac has vomiting preceded by much nausea,
a clean tongue and it is especially apt to occur after a meal. It
is of doubtful value, however, in vomiting of cerebral origin. Ringers
says: "Few remedies are so efficacious in checking certain
kinds of vomitings." Persistent nausea and vomiting is its
#Antimonium crudum. [Ant-c]
Vomiting with a white coated tongue is characteristic of this remedy.
The patient vomits as soon as he eats or drinks. It is indicated
in vomiting from an overloaded stomach, from eating indigestible
substance, such as fat foods or from the heat of summer.
Kreosote suits vomiting of food in
an undigested form after it has lain in the stomach for a long time.
It is sympathetic vomiting, the irritation starting from some other
organ than the stomach. It suites the vomiting of phthisis, cancerous
growths, kidney diseases and is also useful in the vomiting of hysteria.
A wonderful remedy in vomiting of children where large green curds
of milk are vomited, followed by great exhaustion; there is a drawn
looks about the mouth suggestive of nausea. The child is hungry,
and soon after eating or nursing the vomited matters come with a
rush and the child falls back exhausted, only to rouse up and go
through the same process again.
A very useful remedy in chronic vomiting of dyspepsia. There is
great thirst for cold water, but as soon a it becomes warm in the
stomach it is vomited. Phosphorous is also useful in vomiting of
blood in gastric ulcer and cancer.
Bismuth. Vomiting immediately on taking
foods, with burning pain.
Calcarea carbonica. The patient vomits
milk as soon as taken, in sour cakes and curds.
Suits especially vomiting of cerebral origin, and here Glonoine
is also apt to be needed.
Camphor monobromide. This remedy is
useful in the persistent vomiting of children in brain affections.
Apomorphine. Vomiting of cerebral origin;
profuse and sudden vomiting with little or no nausea.
#Iris versicolor. [Iris]
Periodical vomiting spells and especially vomiting of sour matters
so sour as to set the teeth on edge.