In todays life, majority of the popular is suffering from abdominal complaints, which might be due to lack of proper attention and care of health. So to get quick rid from these complaints, many people might be using medicine which help them to get relief but not sureit is not wrong for some time but for longer time consuming such medicines can be harmful and can lead to many consequences. So, in homoeopathy there are medicines which not only provide relief but at the same time patient get cure without any harm and becomes physical as well as mentally healthy. In Homoeopathy ,we are not treating disease but person as a whole. In homoeopathy we have certain medicines which have affinity to particular organs. So, this article is mainly focusing on organ specific homoeopathic medicines which act directly on organs.
Abdominal organs, Nine quadrants, Location of abdominal organs, applied anatomy, Organ specific medicine
As we all know, abdomen is magic box of human body because God has not left any space in abdomen and there are many function performed by abdomen.so,for easy study of abdomen is divided into 9 region by 2 horizontal and 2 vertical planes . Upper horizontal plane is called transpyloric plane and lower horizontal plane is called transtubercle plane . Right and Left vertical planes are called Right and Left lateral plane.The 9 region marked out in this way are arranged in 3 vertical zone – median , right and left.from above to downwards median region are epigastric , umbilical and hypogastric.The right and left in same order hypochondriac ,lumbar ,iliac.
LOCATION OF ABDOMINAL ORGANS:
In abdominal organs, stomach is very important act as reservoir of food and help in digestion. It occupies epigastric, umbilical and left hypochondriac region.
Liver is largest gland of body and vital organ which occupies right hypochondriac, epigastric and extend to left hypochondriac region.
(3) Small intestine:
It is divided into 3 part
Duodenum lies above level of umbilical opposite to L1,L2,L3 vertebrae. Jejunum and ilium are suspended from the posterior abdominal wall by mesentery.
It is partly endocrine and partly exocrine gland .It transversely across posterior abdominal at the level of L1,L2 vertebrae.
It is highly vascular lymphoid organ lies mainly in hypocondriac and partly in epigastric region.
Epigastric , hypochondriac, lumbar and umbilical region. They extend from T12 to L3. Right kidney is placed slightly lower than left kidney.
Gastro-Eesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
Cirrhosis of Liver
Metastatic tumor in Liver
(3) Small intestine:
peptic ulcer (1st part duodenum)
Congenital stenosis (obstruction)
carcinoma of head of pancreas
pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
Digestive disturbance because of lack of pancreatic juice secretion
Renal metastatic tumour
ORGAN SPECIFIC HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Medicines which have affinity for the specific organs will definitely relieve complaints & provide permenant ease to patient in the suffering. In certain incurable diseases such medicines are useful as palliative medicines.
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Dr Bhavita Malvi,
Phd Scholar, MD(Hom),
Department of Anatomy,
Parul Institute of Homoeopathy & Research