A healthy meal plan for diabetics is generally the same as a
healthy diet for anyone: it has to be low in fat (particularly saturated fats
and trans fats) and must have moderate amounts of salt and starch. In addition,
the meals must be based on whole grains, vegetables and fruits. This comprises a
mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, legumes, nuts and olive oil. It
must be emphasized that the so called ‘diabetic’ foods offer no special
benefits. Rather, many of them raise blood glucose levels, are usually more
expensive and can also have a laxative effect. It, however, needs to be
understood that no diet by itself will be effective unless accompanied by
certain ground rules that include eating meals on time and at regular intervals
and involve controlling portion sizes. These principles remain crucial to the
management of the disease.
Feline diabetes often causes weakness in the hind legs of cats so
that rather than walking normally, the cat will walk on his hocks ; this
condition ( neuropathy ) is due to the nerve damage (and muscle wasting) caused
by high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia). Nerves, cells in the eye, and
kidney cells are particularly sensitive to damage since these cells do not
require insulin in order to take up glucose from the blood. When blood glucose
is very high these cells take up lots of glucose which causes internal damage.
Hind leg weakness is also caused by electrolyte imbalances (e.g. low potassium
levels) related to excessive urination.
There is great relief from
warmth. Dry gangrene of old people, with soreness and burning in the parts affected.Unquenchable
thirst and great hunger ; dryness of mouth, excessive urination and loss of
differs from Secale:
relief from cold applications. It is useful in the same kind of dry gangrene of old people.
Secale with Arsenic and
forms trio for diabetic gangrene.
remedy for carbuncles and boils which become gangrenous.
- Glycosuria and Polyuria ; urine
looks milky or like jelly after standing ; great debility ; cough on slightest
exposure ; bruised feeling in muscles and burning in the spine ; urine loaded
with phosphates showing a greasy pellicle.
excessive thirst, vomiting of food with excessive urine ; sometimes tympanites.
has a reputation for usefulness in diabetes.
When it is caused by mental
overwork where there is distress in the stomach, coming on an hour or so after
meals, and where the patient is cranky and irascible, and where he has a dull
frontal headache in the morning. There is often nausea, empty retching and sour eructations.
Indicating symptom for Nux vomica in an attack of dyspepsia
is an abnormal hunger, which
precedes the attack for several days.
Characteristic tongue of Nux in dyspeptic troubles : It
is usually coated white, especially on the posterior part.
Special desires and aversions of Nux : There is a strong desire for beer
and bitters and an aversion to coffee.
Lycopodium, Nux moschata and Abies
nigra have distress which commences immediately after
and those who use
Carbo veg. and Sulphur.
besides Nux are often indicated in the flatulent dyspepsia of
characteristic drug for dyspepsia of
has the symptom that vomiting occurs three or four hours after the patient eats
have pain and tenderness in the pit of the
stomach, with aggravation at eleven o'clock in the morning ?
Sepia, Sulphur and Natrum
in dyspepsia :
There is a slow and imperfect
digestion. A weight in the stomach and a faint, gone feeling, which is not relieved by
eating ; after eating a few mouthfuls there is a sense of repletion. There is a great deal of burning in the stomach which extends to the back. There is a distention of the stomach and bowels, which is temporarily
relieved by belching. There is heaviness, fullness and sleepiness after eating( Nux
moschata and Lycopodium
have heaviness, fullness and sleepiness after eating.), and the flatulence
causes asthmatic breathing and dyspnoea. The patient may even desire to be fanned. Dyspepsias from overeating or
high living ; useful in the chronic dyspepsias of the
aged ; or in stomach
Carbo vegetabilis differs from Lycopodium :
Carbo veg. flatulence
is more of the stomach, while that of Lyc. is
more of the intestines.
Carbo veg. is
a putrid remedy, and indicated in putrid dyspepsia.
Sulphuric acid is
a sour remedy and indicated in acid conditions.
Carbo vegetabilis differ in general from Sulphuricum acidum:
has more upward pressure on the diaphragm, causing oppression of breathing,
while China has
not so much downward pressure as Nux
Carbo vegetabilis compare with China and Nux vomica :
is a tendency to diarrhoea. Under Lyc. the
tendency is to constipation.
Distinguishing feature between Carbo vegetabilis and Lycopodium:
There is distention of the
stomach, momentarily relieved by belching. There are sour or bitter eructations. There is slow digestion, and the patient faints easily. There is a sensation as if the food had lodged in the oesophagus behind the
sternum. The food seems to lie a long time in the stomach and causes eructations, and
is finally vomited undigested. The distention after eating a little is characteristic.
China distinguished from Carbo
Although useful in cases where
there is depression of the vital powers, it does not have the belching nor the
burning which Carbo veg. has.
has the sensation as if the food had lodged
in the oesophagus behind the sternum.
has a sensation as if a hard boiled egg lay in the stomach.
patient has a vigorous appetite. After eating a small quantity of food, he feels so full and bloated that he
has to force himself to take another mouthful.The distress is felt immediately upon eating.The patient is very sleepy after eating.
There is a great deal of flatulence in the stomach and intestines, which
presses upward and causes difficulty of breathing.
Ravenous hunger, which if not satisfied causes headache, sour taste, sour
belching and sometimes sour vomiting.
Pulsatilla, Nux vom. and Anacardium
have a distress which comes on about two hours after
Arsenic, Carbo veg., China, Sepia and Sulphur
have sensation of satiety after eating food. Belching of gas in Lycopodium does not relieve . Lycopodium differs from Nux vomica:
The distress immediately after eating belongs to Lyc.
flatus presses downward rather than upward.
Nux vom. has
constipation from fitful intestinal action.
contraction of the sphincter.
Difference between Sepia and Lycopodium:
a sensation of emptiness in the epigastrium, while Lyc. has
a sensation of fullness. Both have red sand in the urine. That of Sepia, however,
is very offensive.
great desire for sweets that is similar to one found under
Argentum nitricum .
Lachesis desires especially oysters.
Dryness of the mouth and putrid
taste, and a sensation as if the food had lodged under the sternum. There is a feeling of fullness and weight in the stomach, which comes on an
hour or two after eating. There is a great deal of flatulence, which characterizingly moves about,
causing painful sensation about the chest, which is relieved by eructation. It is especially useful for dyspepsia arising from fatty foods, pork or
pastry, or from chilling the stomach with ice cream or ice water. The eructations taste of the food. Tongue thickly white coated.
Ipecac., Thuja and Carbo
have dyspepsia arising from rich and fatty food.
Arsenic and Carbo
veg have stomach symptoms caused from chilling the
stomach . Pulsatilla distinguished from Nux vomica:
Firstly, by the mental condition. Then Pulsatilla
in the evening and Nux
worse in the morning. Pulsatilla has
more heartburn and Nux
Nausea and persistent vomiting
occurring as soon as the child eats or drinks. Digestive troubles from over-loading the stomach ; a useful remedy for the
ill effects of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners ; there is the white tongue and
the vomited matters containing food, and there is a great deal of fullness,
distress and distention about the abdomen ; eructations tasting of food.
After nursing, the
child vomits its milk in curds, and refuses to nurse afterwards, and is very
There is a sickening feeling,
which comes on about two hours after eating, and a dull pain in the stomach,
which extends to the spine.The great characteristic of the drug is a great relief of all the symptoms
after eating.The patient is forced to eat to relieve these symptoms.Tasteless or sour eructations.Petroleum, Chelidonium and Graphites
have relief from eating.Petroleum
is indicated when
There is ravenous hunger and
gastralgia relieved by eating ; it being especially useful in long, lingering
gastric troubles with a great deal of nausea. Aversion to fat food and meat. Indigestion from sauer
kraut.The nausea is worse from riding and motion.
Anacardium & Nux vomica
both have urging to stool, but
going to stool the desire passes away and there is a characteristic symptom of a
plug in the rectum.
For this drug to be effective,
liver symptoms must be prominent.
has gastralgia which is worse from
There is a feeling of goneness in
the stomach ; not relieved by eating. There is a white coated tongue and sour or putrid taste in the mouth. There is nausea at the sight or smell of food. The Sepia patient
is worse in the morning and evening. There is a great longing for acids and pickles, and it is a useful remedy for
dyspepsia from the overuse of tonics. Sensation of a lump in the stomach.
Carbo animalis has a sensation of goneness in the pit
of the stomach which is not relieved by eating.Colchicum has nausea at the thought of food ; even
mention food and he vomits .
There is a bitter, sour taste and
putrid eructation and sour vomiting. It is useful in flatulent dyspepsia, and if has a feeling of satiety after
eating a small quantity of food, and it has an empty, gone feeling in the
epigastrium about eleven o'clock There is a great desire for sweets, which make him sick, causing a sour
stomach and heart-burn. There is canine hunger. The patient can hardly wait for meals and is forced to get up at night to
has canine hunger, causing patient to get up at night
and eat .Natrum carbonica and Natrum
have a hungry, gnawing feeling in the epigastrium
at about eleven o'clock in the morning .
A craving for cold food and
drink, which relieves momentarily, but which are vomited as soon as they become
warm in the stomach ; there are sour eructations and a white tongue. In chronic dyspepsia where the patient vomits as soon as food strikes the
stomach it is the remedy. Perforating ulcer of stomach vomiting of coffee ground-like matters. Bismuth
has symptom of vomiting as soon as food reaches the stomach .
There is hypochondriasis, morning
nausea and empty retchings ; sour eructations and fetid flatulence and a weak,
hungry feeling in the epigastrium at eleven o'clock A. M. The patient is low-spirited after a meal and is worse after vegetable or
starchy food, and it is especially useful in dyspepsia from eating soda
Nux vomica and Sepia .
Dyspepsia of weak, anaemic and
easily exhausted patients who have a tired feeling and backache.There is a faint, sickening feeling in the epigastrium before eating, sour
eructations, heartburn and a weak, nervous sensation.The patient is sleepy while eating, and after eating there is an undue
flatulence ; everything he eats seems to turn to gas.All the symptoms of Kalium
aggravated by soup or by coffee. Argentum
nitricum and Iodine
have the symptoms that everything eaten turns to gas . China and Carbo
have dyspepsia from loss of fluids, or from
protracted illness .
Kalium carbonicum :
Tympanitic distention of the
stomach ; the patient is obliged to loosen his clothing ; burning pains and
cramps and putrid eructations ; there is a burning, crampy pain, which is
relieved by eating ; there is disagreeable taste in the morning, and aversion to
distention with great accumulation of flatus ; but this flatus is not rancid or
putrid as under Graphites. Lycopodium, Carbo veg., Nux vom. and China
have the symptom that the patient has to loosen the clothing after eating .All chlorotic remedies, such as Ferrum and China
have aversion to meat. Angustura
has an intense desire for coffee.
Intense nausea and
vomiting, which is followed by exhaustion and sleepiness. Troubles arising from fat food, pork, pastry, candy, etc. The stomach has a hanging down, relaxed feeling.The tongue is dean, whereas in Antimonium
is thickly coated white.
Staphisagria, Tabacum and Sepia
have a relaxed hanging down feeling
at the stomach.
The distress in Pulsatilla comes
on while the food is still in the stomach ; with Ipecac it
is while the stomach is empty ; the tongue, too, with Ipecac is
clean, in Pulsatilla coated.
There is a sinking, gone feeling
at the pit of the stomach ; an empty, gone feeling, as if the patient had
suffered from a diarrhoea for a long time ; there are also eructations and some
nausea.Atonic dyspepsia ; tongue large, flabby, slimy.
Aversion of a child to its mother's milk, with vomiting after sucking.
mother’s milk is so bad that the child refuses it or vomits it soon after
The patient craves candies or
sweets, which disagree ; there is flatulence, which presses up and causes
dyspnoea ; there are violent efforts to belch, and the gas rises to a certain
point, when a sudden spasmodic contraction pre-vents its escaping, but it is
finally expelled in loud reports. There is severe gastralgia, the
pains radiate from the stomach in all directions ; they are relieved by hard
pressure and by bending double ; the pains often increase gradually, and
decrease gradually as under Stannum,
of glairy mucus relieves.
In Bismuth it
is purely nervous gastralgia, and as soon as the least food touches the stomach
the patient vomits. Cold drinks relieve.
A sensation as if the stomach was
hanging down, relaxed ; it seems to be flabby and weak ; a great desire for
wine, brandy or tobacco.Pain in abdomen after every morsel of food or drink.Ipecac
has similar symptoms .
Acid dyspepsia with weight in the
stomach and eructations of a sour fluid ; intensely acid vomiting, it sets the
teeth on edge.
Extreme sourness of all vomited
matters ; the stomach feels cold and relaxed, and the-patient desires a
stimulating drink, such as brandy ; the stomach is so weak that all food is
vomited. Stomach troubles of inebriates with these symptoms are greatly benefited by
Sulphuricum acidum :
Burning, griping pains in the
stomach followed by great prostration and vomiting ; the vomiting is severe ;
the patient vomits water as soon as it becomes warm in the stomach ; the stomach
is very irritable, and it is a remedy for irritable stomachs of drunkards ;
there is heart-burn and gulping up of a watery substance.
Food distresses the
patient as soon as he takes it ; it lies in the stomach like a hard load ; there
is a white or yellowish-white coating on the tongue ; there is a faint, weak
feeling on sitting up.
It is a cross between Arsenic and Bryonia, and
comes in between those two drugs in certain stomach conditions where we have the
characteristic Arsenic symptoms,
and a desire to keep perfectly quiet, as under Bryonia.
Cadmium sulphate :
Pressure in the stomach, the pit
is swollen like a saucer turned bottom side up ; sour vomiting and ravenous
hunger in the morning ; the patient cannot bear anything tight about the waist.
Craving for acids, alcoholics and
strong tasting substances ; hunger and gnawing in the stomach ; cannot bear
anything tight about the waist.
There is a gnawing or burning in
the stomach, a hungry, faint, weak feeling with craving for indigestible or
unsuitable articles of food.
A sensation as if the patient had
swallowed some indigestible substance which had stuck in the cardiac extremity
of the stomach ; a hard boiled egg sensation ; dyspepsia from abuse of tobacco.
Abies nigra :
Constriction on swallowing food,
and the patient is always worse after eating potatoes ; there is craving for
chalk, charcoal, slate pencils and other indigestible substances.
Throbbing headache and drowsiness
after a meal ; tendency to putrescence, foul breath, shiny tongue, belching of
gas which tastes like rotten eggs ; tympanitic distention of the abdomen,
foul-smelling stool and a great deal of weakness.
There seems to be no secretion in
the stomach capable of changing the food, and it is vomited as taken.The appetite is ravenous.
Severe burning distress in the
stomach, vomiting of food, vomiting of excessively acid substances, with
distress over the liver.
Bitter taste in the mouth and
regurgitation of a bitter fluid, gastralgia and hiccough, relieved by eating and
smoking.Empty, gone feeling and great nervous depression ; empty retching, relieved
by eating ; the patient vomits simple food, but retains such things as cabbage.
Dyspepsia, with white tongue ;
pain after eating ; liver sluggish ; fatty food disagrees ; indigestion, with
vomiting of a whitish mucus, with gathering of water in the mouth.
Bitter vomiting, mixed with
mucus, renewed by every attempt to eat or drink ; fullness even after eating a
small quantity, worse from meat ; dyspepsia from beer.
Excessive flatulence ; the
patient craves ham, bacon, salted or smoked meats.Enlarged mesenteric glands ; pain after a small quantity of food.
Extreme aversion to food, nausea
and loathing at the thought of food ; he gags at the mere mention of food ; loss
of appetite, great debility and brown tongue.
Aggravation from fat food, desire
for lemonade, and thirst ; otherwise similar to Pulsatilla.
Pain in the stomach, worse during
a meal. Gastralgia, Pains go to spine, not much thirst.
There is a violent thirst ;
aversion to bread ; water brash and feeling of weakness and sinking in the
Belching of rancid gas, and an
empty, gone feeling in the stomach in the forenoon, greasy taste ; burning in
the stomach and oesophagus ; great meteorismus.
Great acidity, sour risings,
vomiting of sour fluids with pain in the stomach and great flatulence.The sourness is the characteristic of the drug.
Tongue : It
has a thick, yellow coating on the back part.
Dyspepsia, with excessive
accumulation of flatulence and acidity of the stomach ; much belching of gas.
Flatulence of the aged depending
upon imperfect digestion ; acidity and burning in the stomach.
Benzoic Acid : Urine ; ammoniacal,
strong-smelling, excessively offensive, the odor penetrating the whole room.
This is a guiding symptom in enuresis
dribbling urine ;
Diarrhœa ; stool, copious, grey or white, like
dirty soap-suds with excessively offensive, strong pungent odor, like the urine,
scenting the entire house.
The name of the disease matters little, if these characteristics be present the
result will usually be prompt and entirely satisfactory. Chronic
tonsillitis of right side. It must not be repeated too often.
: Has dark, brown, turbid urine, like the sediment of a cider barrel, and
strong-smelling like horse's urine, but it lacks the pungent, penetrating
character of the odor of Benzoic Acid.
Sepia : Has turbid, blood-red, dark brown,
very offensive urine with a white or reddish-white sediment which adheres so
strongly to the vessel that it can be removed only with great difficulty. The
odor is atrocious and must be at once removed from the room.
Argentum Nitricum : Children with constant
craving for sugar or candy ; irresistible desire for sugar, but diarrhœa may be
caused or aggravated by it.
: Sugar aggravates pains in stomach, but, unlike Argentum, rarely causes
diarrhœa. Dr. Deschere says, "Children so often get sick from eating candies it
should be more frequently thought of, and I know of no other remedy which will
as certainly cure gastric ailments aggravated from eating sweets."
Ipecacuanha : Has craving for sweets, for
dainties, and gastric ailments from indigestible food-ice cream, raisins, cake,
pastry, salads, fruits-but it is nearly always attended with more or less
constant nausea, and the nausea is referred to the stomach.
Sulphur and other have desire for sweets,
but the effect produced by indulging in them is not so marked.
Spigelia : ( cases by By
Henry Clay Allen ) Cancer of Sigmoid : I was led to use Spigelia in a
case of cancer of sigmoid occurring in a stout plethoric lady with black hair,
florid complexion and apparently in perfect health. She suffered fortunately
from a moderate diarrhœa, and the cancerous mass had so contracted the caliber
of the intestine that nothing approaching a normal passage of fecal matter had
occurred for months, and the terrible pains through the pelvis, shooting into
the back, hips, and down the limbs, were not even palliated by repeated doses of
morphia which produced distressing nausea and insomnia. Guided by the following
symptoms-a recent proving by Dr. Hoyne in January Advance- Spigelia 200 at once
relieved the pains and diarrhœa and for ten days she had a normal stool. The
pains then began to return when Spigelia 1000 again relieved. On their return
the second time Spigelia 3000 afforded relief and for three weeks more she was
comfortable and free from pain. I have since used it in two cases of incurable
disease with intolerable pains in back, chest, pelvis, etc., with gratifying
results. Spigelia : Stomach and Œsophagus :
Severe constricting pain in the œsophagus, in two places ; one stricture is one
inch and one-half above the cardiac orifice, and the other about the middle of
the tube, at which point the pain is constant and severe, passing through to the
back just below the inferior angle of the right scapula, aggravated by every
attempt to swallow either liquid or solid substances, and by vomiting. Spasmodic
constructions the entire length of the œsophagus, so severe that for days and
nights, could neither rest nor sleep without the constant use of ice.
Sharp, cutting pains streak across abdomen, low down, and extend into back and
Severe labor like pains, coming in paroxysms, gradually increasing and
decreasing in strength, preceded by the chili and aggravated by change of
position, making face and feet cold, hands remaining warm.
Pressure and pain in whole pelvic region, the pains shooting down the limbs.
Burning heat in vagina, with sense of fullness and pressure ; worse standing.
Heat, pain and pressure in uterine region ; a dislike to move.
ABIES NIGRA Stomach : The guiding
symptoms so far as our provings or clinical experiment go, appear to cluster
about this gastric characteristic.Sensation of an undigested hard boiled egg at
pit of stomach. This is not a weight or a heaviness but a sensation causing a
constant uneasiness and discomfort. The patient is often dull and drowsy during
the day, with loss of appetite ; wakeful, restless and hungry at night. There
may be constipation, nervousness, dysuria ; vertigo, flushed face and
distressing headache, but they all appear to hinge upon this one symptom and are
removed with it.
Bryonia, has pressure in stomach, as from a
stone, after eating, makes him fretful and irritable. But under Bryonia the
stomach is sensitive to touch, cannot endure the pressure of the clothes and is
aggravated from motion, especially a sudden or false step.
Calcarea, has pressing pain as if a load or
stone were in it, after a moderate supper, and like Bryonia is worse from motion
and better lying quietly on the back. Also, like Bryonia, pressure is painful,
but the saucer like distention is wanting under the latter.
has pressure, as from a stone, worse mornings and after meals. The region of
stomach is sensitive to pressures but not to false step or jar, like Bryonia.
The high living, abuse of drugs, sedentary habits and debauchery of Nux, serve
to fur, their distinguish between them.
Pulsatilla, has weight as from a stone,
early morning on waking, and an hour after a meal, but is better by eating
again. Pains are worse from walking, miss-step and when stomach is empty ; from
fats, pastry, fruit, ice cream, etc.
ACETIC ACID In the treatment of many
severe cases, both acute and chronic, this remedy is frequently indicated and as
frequently overlooked. Any yet some of its leading symptoms are so clear-cut and
so characteristic as not easily to be forgotten. It is especially adapted to
persons of lax muscular fibre ; pale, anæmic, chlorotic, with more or less rapid
wasting of the body.
Hæmorrhages : active or passive ; from nose, bronchi, lungs, stomach, bowels,
Diarrhœa : profuse, exhausting ; in ascites, diabetes, typhoid, typhus,
In these, or any affections, the characteristic indications for Acetic acid will
be found in the following :
Intense, burning, insatiable thirst, even after drinking large quantities of
Passing large quantities of clear, watery urine, both day and night.
Profuse night sweats with great debility and marked emaciation.
These form the three points of support for the exhibition of this remedy ; and
it matters little what the name of the disease is, a host of minor ailments
revolving about them as satellites about a planet, will often be promptly
dissipated by a few doses of this medicine. It acts promptly and effectively in
the 30th potency. It may act as well in any other potency.
Arsenicum, is the remedy which is usually
thought of and generally given in many of the before mentioned affections,
instead of Acetic
acid ; and we are often astonished at our failure. A careful
comparison in the first place would have promptly excluded it. While
Arsenicum has emaciation, great prostration,
marked debility and intense, burning thirst, and while in these particulars
there is striking correspondence, there is also as striking a difference. The
thirst of Arsenic is almost invariably
"little and often" and when a large quantity is taken it is almost certain to be
rejected or to produce nausea and vomiting, which never occurs under Acetic
acid. The mental restlessness of the debilitated Arsenic patient is also wanting
in Acetic acid.
The peculiarities of the Arsenic diarrhœa
also, are entirely different ; like the thirst of Arsenic the uterine discharge
is scanty ; it is painful and followed by great prostration ; while under
it is profuse, watery, painless.
Ferrum, has the ashy pale face of the anæmic
or chlorotic patient, and this paleness extends to the lips, tongue and mucous
membrane of entire buccal cavity, which is rarely found under Acetic acid. But
the earthy pale face is also subject to congestions, becomes easily flushed and
bright red, from mental emotion, pain or other symptoms, which is never found
under Acetic acid.
Ferrum has watery, painless, even involuntary diarrhœa ; or diarrhœa
of undigested food ; but is aggravated at or after a meal and by drinking cold
water, while that of Acetic
acid is not affected by eating or drinking. It
has profuse, debilitating, long-lasting sweat ; clammy, stains yellow, strong
smelling, fetid on going to sleep ; but it is aggravated by motion, may occur by
day as well as night and patient is always worse when sweating.
In the marasmus which occurs during the first summer of teething children, we
have found Acetic
acid exceedingly useful.
There is loss of appetite, the child drinks much and often, pain in stomach and
abdomen, diarrhœa with stool of undigested food restless or sleepless nights and
great emaciation, with sometimes swollen œdematous legs. To this picture add the
characteristics of the remedy and an apparently desperate case will be promptly
restored. Here a comparison with Arsenicum
or Iodine maybe necessary.
In myelitis, or cerebro-spinal meningitis, when the pain in the back is only
relieved by lying on the abdomen, this remedy should always be thought of.
Acetic acid causes and cures menorrhagia. In some parts of the west the servant
girls are in the habit of taking a tablespoonful of strong vinegar to check the
menstrual flow, if the unwelcome "visitors", should occur when "a party" or
other festivity is to be attended. It will promptly check the flow for a few
hours or days, as the case may be, when a menorrhagia wilt take place of the
normal flow, or nature may find relief in a hæmorrhage of the lungs, stomach or
The gastric symptoms are often valuable ; violent burning pain in stomach ;
cannot bear the slightest pressure ; sensation as if an ulcer were in the
stomach, or as if its contents were in a constant ferment. This may be
accompanied by sour eructations soar vomiting, profuse salivation and water
brash day and night and call for its use in morning sickness, gastric ulcer,
etc., and provided the three characteristics are present, prompt and permanent
relief may follow.