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About Dr. Rajesh Vishwanathan


I am Dr. Rajesh Vishwanathan. I am a Family Physician with a deep interest in Diabetes and Alternative Medicine. I live and practice in Mumbai, India.

My aim is to make the world a better place by introducing Alternative medicine with the main stream, so as to have an Integrative System of Medicine, that is both gentle and holistic.



The ‘Aura’ is regarded by mystics and psychics as the energy field surrounding the human body and it is described as an oval cloud of light radiating different colors, white, orange and the aura of the person is said to change with the emotional moods or disease states of the person.

In Holistic medicine, it is believed that the Vital force is not enclosed in man but radiates round him like a luminous sphere.  Aura has been noted in history, as a sign of Spirituality.  Jesus, Moses, and several saints were said to radiate a bright light or a halo.  Paracelsus the famous alchemist was aware of the aura as a guide to the inner well being of man.   Even Theosophists like Leadbeater have believed that there are three bodies in man on the ethereal plane; namely the astral, the mental and the causal.

A British scientist, Walter J. Kilner in the 1920’s, first studied the aura and he developed a special type of glass called as the Kilner screen, which enabled non-psychics to perceive the aura.  More recently there have been the development of Kirlian photography techniques and these spectacular photographs allow us to see the energy fields surrounding all living beings including human beings.

In ‘Aura analysis’, colors of the aura have a lot of significance.  For example, rose indicates pure affection; brilliant red indicates anger and force; dirty red indicates passion and sensuality; lemon yellow indicates high intellectuality; orange indicates a selfish intellect, pride and ambition; brown indicates avarice; green indicates deceit or even jealousy; blue indicates religious sensitivity and devotion; and purple indicates psychic awareness, spirituality and a mystical consciousness.

 Aura analysis has been clubbed with other forms of Holistic healing like; Pranic healing and Reiki and it is possible to study the primary disorder in the Vital force and it can also be used as a modality to study if the patient has improved or deteriorated after a particular ailment.


Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 142.


This remedy is derived from Phosphorus.

It produces a picture of destructive metabolism.  It suits those children who are born sick, who are feeble, anemic and nervous.  It suits persons who grow up too quickly and are slender and delicate, with a quick sense of perception and for those who are very sensitive to light, noise, light, odors, thunder storms and touch.  It also suits persons who are weak and easily exhausted, weary of life and full of gloomy thoughts.

It inflames and degenerates the mucous membranes and causes paralysis.  It destroys the bone, especially the lower end of the jaw and the tibia.

It is suited to tall and slender subjects, who are narrow chested, with a transparent skin, weakened with the loss of animal fluids.

It is useful in muscular pseudo-hypertrophy and neuritis.

It is useful in osteomyelitis with fragility of the bones.

It is useful in subjects, who are low-spirited, easily vexed, those who are clairvoyant, with a great tendency to start, with a loss of memory, restlessness and a tendency to be fidgety.

This remedy is useful in vertigo of the aged, with neuralgia and brain-fag.

It is useful in itching of the scalp, dandruff, falling of hair in huge bunches.

It is useful in subjects, who may have cataract with optic atrophy.  It is useful in loss of vision due to the abuse of tobacco.  It is a useful remedy in Diploplia, Glaucoma and retinal degeneration.

It is suitable in subjects who have hearing impairment.

It is useful, whenever there is a fan like motion of the nostrils, bleeding from the nose, periostitis of the nasal bones and polyps of the nose.

THE KEYNOTE SYMPTOM OF THE REMEDY IS THIRST FOR COLD WATER.  It suits subjects, who have hunger after eating, sour taste and sour eructation after eating.  This remedy is useful for subjects who vomit water as soon as it gets warm in the stomach.  This remedy suits old persons with diarrhea. It is a specific remedy in subjects with constipation, when the feces are slender, long, dry, touch and hard and are voided with great straining and difficulty.


It is useful in Acute Hepatitis, fatty degeneration and pancreatic disease, with fetid stools and flatus.  It is also useful in painless, copious debilitating diarrhea, where the subject feels weak after passing stools.

It is useful in male subjects, who have a lack of sexual power, in spite of a great desire. It is useful in subjects who have involuntary seminal emissions with lascivious dreams.

It is useful in female subjects, who have endometritis, fistulous tracts after mammary abscess.  It is also useful in female subjects, who have early, but scanty menstruation, but lasts too long and weeps before menstruation.  It also suits female subjects, who have profuse leucorrhoea, which is profuse and smarting.  It also suits female subjects, who are nymphomaniacs.

It suits subjects, who have a painful soreness of the larynx and in Clergyman’s sore throat.  It is also useful, when the subject has lost his or her voice and cannot talk on account of pain in the throat.  It suits subjects, who have a cough arising out a tickling sensation in the throat.

It also suits subjects, who have pneumonia with obstruction of the chest. It is a useful remedy in tuberculosis in rapidly growing young people.

It suits persons who have violent palpitation with anxiety.

It is useful in ascending sensory or motor paralysis. It is a useful remedy in cases of necrosis of the inflamed Tibia. It is useful in subjects, whose joints have a tendency to suddenly give way.

It suits subjects who have drowsiness after eating.

It suits subjects, who have ecchymosis, petichiae, and it is also useful in cases of scurvy.  It suits subjects with a hemorrhagic tendency, when small wounds bleed profusely from every mucous outlet.

It suits subjects, who are worse from touch, physical or mental exertion, worse from warm food or drink and change of weather.

It also suits subjects who are better from the dark, lying on the right side, cold food, washing from cold water or sleep.


 Many Surgeons are accustomed to give a dose of PHOSPHORUS in reasonably high potency an hour or two before operating.  They claim that it seems to prevent a great many of troubles, which arise as a result of the shock after opening the abdomen.  When this is done, it often avoids peristaltic troubles, which may follow abdominal surgery.

Dr. H. A. Roberts, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS has been found of value in allaying apprehension before operation in children.

Dr. D. M. Gibson, F.R.C.S., F.F. Hom (Lond).

PHOSPHORUS is useful in clearing up vision after an Iridectomy.

Dr. Charles C. Boericke, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS: Pulmonary edema following acute congestion.

Dr. Clarke, M.D.

The big ‘5’ in obstetrical hemorrhage are MILLEFOLIUM, PHOSPHORUS, NITRIC ACID, SECALE CORNTUM, and SABINA.

Dr. Krichbaum.

Repeatedly I have observed that after PHOSPHORUS has been taken (which has exact relations to the male and female sexual organs), pregnancy occurred; hence this remedy should be remembered in Sterility, if the other conditions are in the realm of this remedy.

Dr. Rummel.

For those hypertensives that crave salt, PHOSPHORUS will frequently counteract the bad effects.

Dr. H.W. Eisfielder, M.D.

I know that Dr. Blackman used PHOSPHORUS in hemorrhage from the bowels of the newborn and with success.

Dr. Robert L. Wood, M.D.

9 out of 10 cases of Infective Hepatitis in children need this medicine: PHOSPHORUS.

Dr. Foubister, M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H.

PHOSPHORUS is useful for constipation due to a Gastric neurosis, and when occurring in fevers and chronic diseases of the circulatory and intestinal tract, with prostration of the vital forces.

Dr. Strong.


Dr. R. B. Das.

When there is excessive flatulency in dyspepsia with frequent palpitation, and intermittent pulse, accompanied with much despondency, I have seen grand results from PHOSPHORUS.

Dr. Burt.

PHOSPHORUS is an excellent remedy for gum bleeding.  The treatment should be commenced with this remedy unless it is ruled out by clear indications of other remedy

PHOSPHORUS renders excellent service in chronic gastritis.

Dr. Boehr.

It is dangerous to give PHOSPHORUS in high potencies to patients with advanced Phthisis, as it may start a hemorrhage that may prove to be fatal.  Hence, keep low: 12 or 30.

Dr. Tyler, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS little doses taken before singing, gives great tone to the voice and helps to reach high notes without effort. ARNICA, taken after singing, is a restorative for body and voice.

Dr. Bennett.

PHOSPHORUS occupies a high place in the treatment of Acute Lobar Pneumonia, particularly if it takes a typhoid form.

Dr. Burt.

Dr. Kent states in his lectures on ARSENIC in Pneumonia that ARSENIC, while it ameliorates the condition, rarely cures unless a does of PHOSPHORUS or SULFUR follows. Kent makes the statement definitely. He says, “Those desperate cases that ARSENIC brings up and warms up for a little while will need “PHOSPHORUS”.

Dr. Grimmer, M.D.

I think that those who are the best qualified to judge, believe that the evidence is that PHOSPHORUS raises the opsonic index to tubercular infection, the same may be said of BAPTISIA to Typhoid infections, BRYONIA appears to raise the index to Pneumococcal infections, BELLADONNA & HEPAR SULF to those of staphylococcal and perhaps to streptococcal infections.

Dr. Carl. Williams, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS is very useful for the debility following influenza. It is a great post-influenza tonic.

Dr. Dewey, M.D.

CADMIUM IODIDE along with PHOSPHORUS, are antidotes to Radiation burns.

Dr. A.H. Grimmer, M.D.

I have removed many corneal opacities by a steady course of PHOSPHORUS 6x and SILICA 6x.

Dr. Wheeler, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS is the surest remedy for this disorder and helps more frequently than any other remedy; if a cure is cont completed by PHOSPHORUS, LYCOPODIUM and no less SILICA will be found indispensable.

Dr. Jahr.

A good rule to follow is when any two systems are involved, such as heart and lungs, or brain and kidneys, think of and study PHOSPHORUS.

Dr. H.W. Eisfielder, M.D. D.Ht., F.A.G.S.

Vomiting of water after 5 minutes: PHOSPHORUS.

I find PHOSPHORUS especially indicated in young men who are trying to restrain their natural sexual passion and yet there is locally erethism. This PHOSPHORUS helps most wonderfully to control.

Dr. E. A. Farrington, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS although it has the marked symptom of unquenchable thirst for cold drinks, also is a thirstless remedy, a fact, which is very easily overlooked.

Dr. Rudolph F. Rabe, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS, SILICA & LACHESIS is three very dangerous remedies if there is a pre-tubercular tendency.  The wrong potency or too frequent repetition may drive the patient into active tuberculosis.

Dr. E. W. Hubbard.

Tuberculous women of the PHOSPHORUS type readily abort.

Dr. Ellis Barker.



Radionics is a technique of healing using extrasensory perception (ESP) and an instrument. It is not directed at detecting the subtle energy fields in the body; those fields undetected by the normal senses but which support life and are essential for its functioning. The patient can be far away from the practitioner– the distance is irrelevant.

Radionics as a healing art originated from the research of the distinguished American physicians Dr. Albert Abrams. He was born in San Francisco in 1863 and became one of the most highly qualified specialists of his day. A graduate of the University of California, he wrote several medical text books and eventually won for himself a national reputation as a specialist in diseases of the nervous system.  In the course of his research Abrams made the startling discovery that diseases could be measured in terms of energy, and he devised and instrument which calibrated dials which enabled him to identify and measure disease reactions and intensities. From this work, called E.R.A. of the Electronic Reaction of Abrams, came Radionics as we know it today

How is Radionics assessment carried out? 

Radionics uses dowsing devices can take many forms such as:

  1. Changes in frictional forces or surface tension on a detector pad.
  1. Movements of a forked twig or L-rods.
  2. Biofeedback instruments with electrodes or transducers to amplify low level body signals.

Radionics treatment:

The Radionics practitioner uses his intuition and the Radionic instrument to observe the reactions in his apparatus and thus determines the cause of the disease. He then accurately determines the correct treatment to eliminate the underlying disease element.

Conclusion: Radionics is based on the understanding that every person has an energy pattern that is unique like their fingerprint. And that every part of their body, down to the cell level, reflects these ‘vibrations’.  When illness, injury, infection, stress, pollution, malnutrition, or poor hygiene causes these patterns to become imbalanced, then the energy is altered. This altered energy pattern can be read from any part of the body and treated by sending messages, with an instrument, to the body in order that the body may heal itself through the correction of the disturbed energy fields.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 141.





This remedy is derived from Phosphoric acid.

 It is a remedy, which suits subjects, who have mental debility first, followed by physical debility.  It is useful in diseases that occur after excessive grief or loss of vital fluids.

It suits persons with a mild yielding disposition, who weep easily and are indifferent to the affairs of life, when they are ill or debilitated.  This remedy also suits subjects, who have impaired memory, crushing headache, pressure on the top of the forehead.

It also suits subjects whose hair grays early in life and falls out.

It is useful in subjects who have blue rings around the eyes.

It suits subjects who crave for juicy things, and in whom symptoms occur following ingestion of sour food and drink.  It is useful in flatulence and diarrhea.  It suits persons who have diarrhea, which is white, watery, involuntary and painless.

It is useful in subjects who have frequent urination, which is milky and whenever there is diabetes.

It suits subjects with frequent emissions at night, with seminal vesiculitis.  It suits subjects whose sexual powers are deficient, whose testicles are tender and swollen. It is also useful in cases of eczema of the scrotum with edema of the prepuce and swollen glans penis.

It suits persons with weak joints, tearing pains in the bones and periosteum due to inflammation of the bones with great debility.  This remedy is useful in Rickets.

This remedy is useful in Typhoid fever, when the patient lies in a state of stupor.  It is also useful in cases with intestinal hemorrhage associated with Typhoid fever.

This remedy is useful in Diabetes with nervous debility, especially in the early stages.

It suits persons who have a tendency for abscess after fever.

It is useful in patients with somnolence with lascivious dreams.

It suits subjects who are better while keeping warm, who are worse exertion, loss of fluids and sexual excesses.


PHOS ACID has more than once proved curative in purpura and passive hemorrhages.

Dr. Tyler, M.D.

Its great sphere is in debility of the nerves of animal life, from seminal loss, profuse perspiration, leucorrhoea and excessive grief.

Dr. Burt.

My own experience leads me to believe that URANIUM NITRICUM is best suited to cases of Diabetes originating in dyspepsia or assimilative derangement; while PHOSPHORIC ACID excels it where the starting point of the disease was in the nervous system.

Dr. Richard Hughes, L.R.C.P.

In Post-influenza nervous asthenia, there are 3 remedies, which I have found of the greatest value, viz: PICRIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID & COCCULUS INDICUS.  In all the three, there is the same feeling of weariness and inability to sustain any mental effort.

Dr. D. M. Borland, M.B., Ch.B., F.F Hom (Lond).

In chronic affections following sorrowful experiences, we give ACID PHOS dil 6x.

Dr. Beta. Gumpertz.

For falling hair from debility after fevers, I have often seen ACIDICUM PHOS successfully.

Dr. Hughes


This herb is a wonderful brain tonic and has been used as a medicinal plant by the Chinese for over 4000 years.


Ginkgo biloba is an extract from the leaves of the Maidenhair tree, also called as the Ginkgo tree.  It is considered to be the oldest living tree and has been used medicinally by the Chinese.

This tree is considered by many to be a ‘LIVING FOSSIL’ because it has survived for more than 200 million years, including the ice age.  This plant has numerous compounds that confer it extra-ordinary resistance from viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, insects etc.

In 1992, the Lancet published a critical review of the clinical trials done on the dried leaves of Ginkgo biloba leaves and found that this plant had indeed many wonderful medicinal properties. The medicinal parts of the plant are its fan shaped bilobate leaves, which must be collected when the leaves are green during summer.

The Pharmacological Properties:

It contains characteristic organic chemicals such as; flavonoids called as Ginkgo-flavonol glycosides, terpene lactones such as ginkogolides A, B, C, & J and bilobalide.  All these complex compounds confer medicinal properties to prevent brain hemorrhages, increases the neuronal function of the brain and improves the peripheral blood circulation.  The flavonoids also act like free radical scavengers, which prevent Coronary arterial blockages and improve the cerebral blood flow and prevent atherosclerotic diseases.

Medicinal Uses:

Ginkgo biloba extracts improve the blood flow to the brain and prevent strokes, loss of memory and have an anti-platelet activity that prevents the clotting of the blood and reduces the chances of strokes and Heart attacks.

Ginkgo biloba helps in improving the memory, concentration difficulties, absentmindedness, confusion, lack of mood, fatigue, depression, dizziness, buzzing sounds in the ear, in Alzheimer’s disease, in all senile dementias and prevents strokes.

Ginkgo biloba has been found to be effective in leg cramps and in preventing gangrene of the foot.

Other uses have been in preventing the progression of Glaucoma of the eyes.


Gingko biloba is another herbal medicine, which has found a place in mainstream medicine for old age related diseases. Several companies market this product in India, but the product is expensive.


Some useful Homeopathic remedies – part 140.





This remedy is useful Coal oil or underground oil from where petrol is found.

It is useful in catarrhal affections of the mucous membranes, gastric acidity and cutaneous eruptions.

It is useful in ‘MOTION SICKNESS’, lingering gastric and lung troubles.

This remedy suits subjects, who lose their way in the streets, think that they are double and feel that death is near and must hurry to settle all affairs.

It is useful in moist eruptions of the scalp.

It is useful loss of eyelashes, dim sight, marginal blepharitis (infection of the eyelids).

It is useful in chronic Eustachian catarrh, fissures in the meatus of the ear.

This remedy suits subjects, who are hungry after stools, who suffer from heartburn and sour eructation, who are averse to fat food, meat and a worse from cabbage and the odor of garlic.

This remedy suits persons who have diarrhea in the daytime, which is watery, gushing with itching in the anus. This remedy is suitable for those who get diarrhea after eating cabbage and when the diarrhea is associated with constant hunger.

This remedy suits all those persons who are disposed to get skin diseases in winter and get well in summer.  It is useful in dry skin with itching at night, when the skin is dry, rough, cracked and leathery and a slight scratch makes the skin suppurate.  This remedy is useful in Psoriasis, when the skin has thick green crusts, with burning and itching, redness and raw cracks that bleed easily.  This remedy is also useful in eczema.  This remedy is also useful for eczema of the genitals, with small vesicles, which itch, sting and burn

This remedy is useful when the tips of the fingers are rough, cracked and fissured every winter.  This remedy is useful for those affected by a thunderstorm and are worse before or during the thunderstorm.

This remedy suits subjects, who are worse in the dampness and before and during a thunderstorm in winter and to those who are worse during and after sleep.  It also suits subjects who are better in warm air, dry weather and lying with the head high.


 If you ever get a case of sea-sickness and you are in doubt between PETROLEUM and TABACUM, which is another common drug for sea sickness, you almost always get that occipital headache as well as the sea sickness in PETROLEUM, and TABACUM people have not got it at all. So, if you get seasickness with occipital headache, give PETROLEUM every time.

Dr. D. M. Borland, M.B., Ch.B.

 For those who will be traveling by air for the first time and who have found in the past that the downward motion of a lift causes the stomach to revolt or for those who have experienced air sickness of this type, I would suggest BORAX 30 to be taken on the first sign of uneasiness.  The use of NUX VOMICA or PETROLEUM, before the flight will also help.

Dr. S Philip Clements.






Nuts and seeds make up an important part of a healthy diet. Seeds and nuts benefit our health because they offer key essential nutrients and play a role in disease prevent by keeping you healthy as you age.  They can stabilize blood-sugar levels and improve cholesterol and triglycerides, which may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Additional nutrients in nuts and seeds, such as fiber, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6, provide added protection against heart diseases.

In addition, nuts and seeds benefit your health by providing a source of dietary fiber. Fiber is a specialized type of carbohydrate found in plant-based foods. It does not break down as it passes through your digestive tract, and the undigested fiber adds bulk to your stool to promote regular bowel movements.

Some useful seeds to be consumed by vegetarians:

Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds are well known for adding taste to food, while they are also very beneficial from aiding in digestion, curing the common colds and flu, relieving cough, detoxifying body to boosting the absorption of nutrients.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds also have cancer prevention properties and help lower the risk of heart disease. They are a good source of vitamin E, copper, folate, selenium, and phytochemicals.

Chia Seeds

These incredible seeds are a good source of omega-3 oils, calcium, protein and antioxidants; they also contain a good amount of soluble fiber.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are full of protein and rich in zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamins. They can regulate blood pressure, prevent diabetes, aid in digestion, make skin healthy, lower cholesterol, boost heart health, ease stress and anxiety, relieve arthritis, prevent liver disease and even prevent cancer.


This is one of the most ideal foods you can add to your oatmeal or smoothies. Flaxseeds are rich in antioxidants that help you fight cancer, and they are also packed with fiber to lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are often used as a culinary spice, the antioxidants in them help reduce cancer risk. They are high in fiber, calcium, and iron, also have anti-inflammatory properties, and makes it a super food for relieving arthritis.


Nuts and seeds are rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much discussed omega-3 fatty acids, nuts and seeds have it all! wonderful gifts to humankind from the mother nature.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 139.




This remedy is useful when the rectal and anal symptoms are more important.

It is useful whenever, there is biting and itching in the anus and when the orifice is swollen.

It is useful in Fistula in ano, diarrhea with anal burning.

This remedy is useful in subjects with hemorrhoids, fissures, ulceration of the anus and the perineum.

It is useful whenever there are atrocious pains in the rectal area with and after each stool.

It is useful when subjects suffer from terrifying nightmares.


 According to me, PAEONIA would be efficacious, in cases of ulceration, seated below the umbilicus.

Dr. Guerin.


Refined Sugar – the sweet poison


Sugar was once called “white death”.  It deserves 100% of this title. It is a key factor in most degenerative diseases. We must understand its dangers and limit its consumption.

Dangers of refined sugar:

Sugar causes blood glucose to spike and plummet.   Unstable blood sugar often leads to mood swings, fatigue, headaches and cravings for more sugar.

Sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Sugar interferes with immune function.
Research on human subjects is scant, but animal studies have shown that sugar suppresses immune response.  More research is needed to understand the exact mechanisms; however, we do know that bacteria and yeast feed on sugar and that, when these organisms get out of balance in the body, infections and illness are more likely.

A high-sugar diet often results in chromium deficiency.
If you consume a lot of sugar and other refined carbohydrates, you probably don’t get enough of the trace mineral chromium, and one of chromium’s main functions is to help regulate blood sugar.

Sugar accelerates aging.
It even contributes to that telltale sign of aging and sagging skin.

Sugar causes tooth decay.

Sugar can cause gum disease, which can lead to heart disease.
Increasing evidence shows that chronic infections, such as those that result from periodontal problems, play a role in the development of coronary artery disease. The most popular theory is that the connection is related to widespread effects from the body’s inflammatory response to infection.

Sugar affects behaviour and cognition in children.
Sugar increases stress.
When we’re under stress, our stress hormone levels rise; these chemicals are the body’s fight-or-flight emergency crew, sent out to prepare the body for an attack or an escape.

Sugar takes the place of important nutrients.
According to USDA data, people who consume the most sugar have the lowest intakes of essential nutrients––especially vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B-12, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.


It is a pity that the majority of us truly have no idea how devastating sugar really is to our health. The world’s consumption of sugar or processed carbohydrate that converts to sugar has grown to enormous proportions in the last century. It is estimated that the average Western person consumes about 10 –200lb of this highly processed substance each

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 138.




 This remedy is derived from Oxalic acid, which is a crystalline dibasic salt.

It suits subjects, who are sensitive to cold and worse from thinking.

It also suits subjects who are worse from exertion.

It suits persons who are allergic to coffee and they get diarrhea.

It is useful for those subjects, who pass oxalate crystals in their urine.

This remedy is useful in persons who have lost their voice and have palpitation and difficulty in breathing.  It suits persons who get palpitation on breathing.

This remedy is useful in pains, which come in violent streaks, with burning from the lower part of the chest and epigastrium, worse from motion, cutting, shooting, stitching and tearing in many parts and with a sore and bruised feeling all over the body.

This remedy is also useful in ulcers in the gums that are painful.

This remedy is useful when the patients have sour eructation with tasteless feeling after eating, nausea in pregnancy and colic in the abdomen, which is intermittent, relieved by passing flatus.