Dr.Bernard H, Views on uses of Alumina for Constipation:
Stools of Alumina Constipation patients are dry, hard, light-colored, or pale. Broken masses are in balls; scanty, hard and difficult to expel the stool. In addition, stools are hard, covered with mucus, or mixed with a glairy matter, which is also complained by some patients.
The sufferings of Alumina patient with constipation before stool:
The person with constipation usually has a frequent and ineffectual desire for stool. Sometimes have no desire for, and no ability to pass stool until there is a large accumulation.
The characteristic features of Alumina Constipation patient that is during stool:
Pressure and cutting pains at the anus and a hemorrhagic discharge are observed in some cases. Great straining even with a soft stool is the most indicative of this Homeopathic medicine. Pain or itching is at the anus mainly called for Alumina for constipation. Voiding of urine that is while straining at stool especially need this Homeopathic remedy. The persons who suffer from the discharge of prostatic fluid during difficult stool particularly require alumina.
Let us watch how the Alumina constipation patient suffers after stool:
Long-lasting pains in rectum after each stool is the complaint that we frequently hear from these patients. Pain in the stomach also the most prominent symptom we watched in alumina constipation patients.
Concomitants or attending symptoms of difficult stool in Alumina patients:
Dry mouth and the irritated-looking tongue are the general characters of all alumina patients. Some Alumina persons who suffer from constipation often complain of pain, malaise, and weight in the abdomen. Frequent nausea and acid eructations observed in some patients. Slight burnings, smarting, and shootings in the anus, with itching and tingling, is another characteristic feature of this Homeopathic medicine. The dryness of the rectum is the most important indication of Alumina for constipation. Atonic haemorrhoidal tumors also come under the action of this Homeopathic remedy.
Dr. Chargé Views on Alumina Patients facing the problem of Constipation:
Constipation in Alumina patients is due to a diminution of the peristaltic movement and to the inactivity of the rectum. Dr. Chargé, relative to Alumina in dyspepsia says: In a Materia Medica happily simplified and reduced to the form of the Greek roots of our boyhood days, dryness would express in a single word the whole of this medicine. We meet with stomachs which give rise to trouble on account of the want of gastric juice, those, for instance, which have made the fortune of pepsin.
Alumina is specially adapted to those conditions. For the constipation of pregnant and lying-in women; from carriage riding, and lead poison; in nursing infants and children raised artificially, Alumina is the topmost Homeopathic medicine.
Kafka says on Alumina 30c for Difficult stool:
For children nourished on a thick oatmeal gruel and milk or upon a concentrated preparation of vermicelli, which develops oftentimes an intestinal catarrh with constipation so obstinate, that the dry balls remain in some manner arrested at the anus, and can only be evacuated by manual aid.
Espanet notes on Alumina 200c for Constipation:
The inertia of the intestines, which ordinarily occasions constipation, is particularly responding to Alumina 200c. Although in this case of Alumina patients, the excreted material may not always formed and scanty. In this regard, Alumina is the direct opposite of Nux Vomica, and it is by a contrary action in the latter medicine that the stools are difficult, the intestine feeble, and the rectum inert. The defecation is accomplished through the efforts of the abdominal muscles.
The opinions of Ruckert confirmed by Kafka: on use of Alumina 6c for Constipation:
Alumina 6 is suitable for the chronic form of intestinal catarrh, which is characterized by excessive flatulency. It is with pricking and drawing pains in the bowels, pressure in the stomach and abdomen. Alumina highly benefits for the frequent and ineffectual desire for stool, scanty evacuation of hard broken materials, The patient who needs this Homeopathic remedy suffers with impressive and cutting pains at the anus and a hemorrhagic discharge.
Alumina is to Sepia, says M. Teste, what Silicea is to Pulsatilla; we might, perhaps, call it the Sepia of chronic diseases such as long-standing constipation cases. The remedy is not suitable for active persons of sanguineous temperaments
Alumina 12c uses for Constipation – Case Study by Dr. H. Bernard:
On the 20th of Sept., 1878, constipation, which had been habitual since birth, is a lymphatic and weakened infant, seven weeks old and nourished on the bottle. The infant became extremely obstinate and was accompanied by such severe pains that the child cried or rather howled day and night. Besides the bloating of the abdomen and its sensitiveness to pressure, there was dilatation of the pupils. In addition, at times a slight spasmodic movement of the muscles of the face especially observed. He has paleness of the skin; pulse small and frequent. Injections, several times repeated, brought with difficulty a few small, grayish, dry, balls to the anal opening from which particularly they had to extract by the finger.
Belladonna and Chamomilla (alternately) gave some slight relief. However, Nux Vomica and Coffea alternated gave very little result from the 21st. On the 22nd, I alternated Nux Vomica and Alumina, in the 12th dilution, and the result was prompt and decisive
Use of Alumina 30c for Constipation – Another Case study by Dr. B. F. Betts in Raue’s Record. 1871, p. 120:
D. B., aged 12 years, mild disposition. Bowels moved once or twice a week. He has shooting stitches through the temples from right to left, in the afternoon, especially on going downstairs. Also, he has no desire for stool or ability to pass stool, until there is a large accumulation of feces. Takes a carriage ride every day, with this exception gets out of doors but very little. He is perfectly healthy-looking in every respect. Alumina 30c, one dose, in three days the stools took place daily and he has had no return of constipation.
Benefits of Alumina 200c in Constipation cases – Case study by Dr. W. B. Chamberlain in Trans. N. Y. State Hom. Med. Society, vol. viii., p. 172:
A nursing child of four months had constipated from birth. A number of remedies used without avail. Alumina200, one dose, cured it.