Archive for September, 2011

Homeopathic Remedies For STD’s Treatment

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infectious diseases that are spread through sexual contact. STDs are among the most common infectious diseases in the world today. There are more than 20 types, affecting more than 13 million men and women in the United States each year. Some of the most common STDs include chlamydia infection, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and syphilisyphilis.

Symptoms

1. Itching
2. Discharge from the penis or vagina
3. Pustules (pus-containing blisters)
4. Genital sores including ulcers, blisters, rashes, and warts.
5. Abdominal pain
6. Rectal infection and inflammation of the rectum
7. Fever
8. Muscle pain
9. Painful urination
10.Painful sex

Treatment

1. Some CAM therapies can be helpful for STDs — as treatment along with conventional medicines, as prevention, to improve the immune system, or to reduce certain complications, such as arthritis from gonorrhea.

2. Some CAM therapies can help treat specific STDs, including human papilloma virus and herpes viral infections. Check with your health care provider about which supplements to use for your condition, and about how herbs and supplements may interact with prescription and non-prescription drugs.

3. None of these CAM approaches offers a cure or a single treatment option. You should not use these therapies instead of seeing your doctor and getting conventional medications. Even during treatment, STDs remain highly contagious — and you must take the necessary precautions so that you don’ t transmit the STD to your sexual partner (see “Prevention” section).

Brain Tumor Patients Also Use Homeopathy As Alternative Treatments

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Many people with incurable brain tumors use alternative therapies, such as taking vitamins and homeopathy, in addition to their conventional treatments, according to a study published in the December 14, 2010, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

About 40 percent of brain tumor patients in the study used alternative therapies including homeopathic remedies, vitamin supplements and psychological therapy.

“The use of these alternative treatments may be largely overlooked and underestimated,” said study author Oliver Heese, MD, and neurosurgeon with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. “Doctors need to be aware of patients’ desire to seek alternative treatments and encourage an open discussion of options. Their guidance may be much appreciated, especially when some treatments are dubious, expensive or potentially harmful.”

The study involved 621 people with incurable grade II to grade IV gliomas who completed questionnaires about their use of alternative therapies. Alternative therapy was defined as methods or compounds not used in routine clinical practice and not scientifically evaluated.

Younger people, women, and those with more education were more likely to use alternative treatments than older people, men and those with less education.

“The majority of people are turning to alternative treatments not because they are dissatisfied with their conventional care, but because they wish to add something beneficial to their care,” Heese said.

From a list of reasons for using alternative treatments, the most commonly chosen responses were “to support conventional therapy,” “to build up body resistance” and “to do something for the treatment by myself.” The least commonly chosen responses were “because I am afraid of the conventional methods” and “because the physicians don’t have enough time.”

Of those who used alternative treatments, 39 percent used homeopathy, 31 percent used vitamin supplements and 29 percent used various psychological methods.

Homeopathic Remedies For Jaundice

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Aconitum napellus (Aconite) is used for jaundice that appears acutely and suddenly. It is also useful in soothing fright, either a mother’s or a baby’s.

Arnica montana (Arnica) is indicated for jaundice that is caused from a difficult or traumatic birth. If a baby is bruised or swollen, use this remedy as a preventive.

Chelidonium maius (Chelidonium) is a prominent liver and jaundice remedy recommended for babies who are tired with sluggish bowels.

Lycopodium clavatum (Lycopodium) babies are irritable and constipated. The belly rumbles loudly and is full of gas, and symptoms are worse from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Homeopathic Remedies for Hay Fever

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Acute attacks of hay fever often respond to homeopathic remedies. Allergies are usually deep-seated problems, and are often best addressed with a constitutional remedy and the guidance of an experienced practitioner.

Allium cepa: Indications for this remedy include watery eyes and a clear nasal discharge that irritates the upper lip, along with sneezing and a tickling cough. The person usually is thirsty, and feels worse indoors and when rooms are warm, and better in fresh air.

Arsenicum album: A burning, watery, runny nose with a stuffy, tickling feeling during allergy attacks suggests a need for this remedy. Swelling below the eyes and a wheezy cough are common. The person may feel chilly, restless, anxious, and is often very tired.

Euphrasia: This remedy can be helpful if the eyes are swollen and irritated with acrid tears or pus. The nose also runs, but with a blander discharge. Symptoms are often worse in the daytime and worse from warmth, and the eyes may hurt from too much light. The person can also have a cough in the daytime, which improves at night.

Ferrum phosphoricum: This is a very useful remedy in the early stages of any inflammation. Taken when allergy symptoms start, it often slows or stops an episode. Symptoms include runny eyes with a burning or gritty feeling, facial flushing, watery nose, and short, hard, tickling cough.

Gelsemium: A tired, droopy feeling during allergies with a flushed and heavy-feeling face suggest a need for this remedy. A sensation of dryness or of swollen membranes may be felt inside the nose—or the nose may run with irritating watery discharge, with the person sneezing frequently. Aching in the back of the head and neck, a trembling feeling, and chills along the spine are often seen when a person needs Gelsemium.

Natrum muriaticum: Allergy attacks with sneezing, watery eyes, clear nasal discharge that resembles egg white, and a loss of taste and smell will all suggest a need for this remedy. The person may have dark circles under the eyes, be thirsty, feel withdrawn and sad, and act irritable if comforted.

Nux vomica: If the nose is alternately stuffed up (especially outdoors or at night) and running (indoors and in the daytime), this remedy may bring relief. Other symptoms include a teasing cough, a scraped or tickly feeling in the throat, and headache. A person who needs this remedy often feels impatient, irritable, and chilly.

Homeopathic Remedies For Constipation

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Causes Of Constipation :

To understand as to why constipation occurs, the functioning of colon (large intestine) needs to be understood. Major function of colon is to absorb the water back into the body while forming the waste products. It also pushes the food further into the rectum by contracting itself. Hard stool is formed when the colon (large intestine) absorbs too much of water or when the stools remain for too long in the colon causing increased loss of water from the fecal contents. Infrequent stools occur when the contractions of the colon are slow.
Although there are other medical reasons for having constipation, the prime most reason is not having a healthy lifestyle.eg. Lack of exercise, not having enough of liquids and fiber in diet. Other reasons are medications, irritable bowel syndrome, and phases of life like pregnancy, old age, travel, ignoring bowel urges, paralysis, problems in large intestines and rectum and abuse of laxatives.

Homeopathic Remedies :

Homeopathic philosophy lays great stress on leading an active and healthy lifestyle while treating such diseases. It also cautions on the use of laxatives. Homeopathy is a ?symptom based system of medicine?. This means that there is no generic drug for constipation. The prescription depends upon symptoms or the causative factors of the constipation.
Nux Vomica tops the table with its great ability to treat constipations that arise due to an unhealthy life style. It is used in cases where sedentary lifestyle, eating farinaceous food and or alcohol are the main culprits for causing constipation. Nux Vomica is of great help in curing constipation where the patient has this constant feeling of incomplete evacuation of stool.
Bryonia Alba is of great help in treating dry hard stools. Alumina treats cases where the straining is a marked symptom and even soft stools require great straining to be evacuated. Alumina works wonders for the constipation of infants and kids. Children requiring Alumina, strain hard at stool with much crying.

Homeopathic Remedies For Asthenia

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The subject is a timely one when the nervous systems of many executives and business men are cracking under the long continuing and constant stress of our times. Eventually this persistent load of tension would surely lead to absolute breakdown in the nervous, cardiac and renal spheres especially, unless some therapeutic agent could be applied that would stimulate the various tissues of our complex human mechanism so that they became able to withstand the constant shock of these cataclysmal forces.

Such agents are to be found among the various invaluable remedies in the homoeopathic materia medica. Naturally any sane medical or lay observer says, “But first remove the cause.” Very wise and very true we grant, but we claim that, failing to be able to do the latter because of our impotence to control the vast economic factors at work, recourse to the former method is logical, sound and beneficial. This to my mind conforms to the best noblest in homoeopathic philosophy.

Chininum arsenicosum. General weariness, exhaustion and prostration are marked. There are palpitation and attacks of suffocation. The patient craves the open air.

Cinchona officinalis. Periodic attacks of debility, apathy, despondency, palpitation with sense of rapid irregular cardiac action. This is often associated with marked intestinal distension, profuse sweats, wandering pains in the extremities, sleeplessness or unrefreshing sleep with frightful dreams.

Natrum muriaticum. Fluttering sensation in the precordium and the feeling that the heart pulsations shake the whole body. Cannot stand consolation. Goes into a rage about trifles.

Nux vomica. Frequently applicable to the quick, active, nervous business man with his preponderance of mental work and sedentary life. He reacts poorly to stimulants, sleep poorly, has much gastro-intestinal disturbance followed by vertigo, palpitation and tachycardia.

Homeopathic Remedies For Morning Sickness

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Nausea during pregnancy can be miserable. At at time when many changes are occurring (enough to adapt to already), it is often very discouraging. Some women only feel ill or queasy in the morning, but for some it lasts all day and is even troublesome at night. Discomfort usually eases off by the third or fourth month, but not always. Homeopathic remedies can be very helpful to a woman with morning sickness and are safe to take during pregnancy.

Asarum: This remedy is indicated when a woman feels very ill, with constant nausea and retching. She is extremely sensitive to everything—especially noise, which can aggravate the nauseous feelings. She feels best when lying down and resting. Cool drinks or food may help, but it is hard for her to even think of eating.

Colchicum: Horrible nausea that is worse from the sight and smell of food (especially eggs or fish) often indicates this remedy. The woman retches and vomits, and has a sore and bloated feeling in the abdomen. She has trouble eating anything — although she often craves things, when she tries to eat them they make her sick. She is likely to feel ill from many smells that others don’t even notice.

Ipecacuanha: This remedy is indicated for intense and constant nausea that is felt all day (not only in the morning) with retching, belching, and excessive salivation. The woman may feel worse from lying down, but also worse from motion. Even after the woman vomits, she remains nauseous.

Kreosotum: When this remedy is indicated, the woman may salivate so much that she constantly swallows it, becoming nauseous. She may also vomit up food that looks undigested, several hours after eating.

Lacticum acidum: This remedy is indicated for “classic morning sickness”: nausea worse immediately on waking in the morning and on opening the eyes. The woman may salivate a lot and have burning stomach pain. She usually has a decent appetite and feels better after eating.

Nux vomica: Nausea, especially in the morning and after eating, may respond to this remedy—especially if the woman is irritable, impatient, and chilly. She may retch a lot and have the urge to vomit, often without success. Her stomach feels sensitive and crampy, and she may be constipated.

Pulsatilla: This remedy can be helpful if nausea is worse in the afternoon and evening (often in the morning, as well). The woman is not very thirsty, although she may feel better from drinking something cool. She can crave many different foods, but feels sick from many things (including foods she craves). Creamy foods or desserts may be appealing, but can cause discomfort and burping or bring on vomiting. A woman who needs this remedy usually is affectionate, insecure, and weepy—wanting a lot of attention and comforting.

Homeopathic Remedies for Fracture

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

If an injury involving a bone is very painful, and the person has difficulty moving the body part or bearing weight on it, the bone could be fractured. A doctor’s care should always be sought because correct assessment and proper setting of a fracture is very important for healing. Homeopathic remedies can ease the pain and swelling associated with broken bones, as well as help to accelerate the healing process.

Arnica: This remedy is useful for reducing the pain and swelling that accompany any new injury, and should be taken as soon as possible after a break occurs. It may also be helpful in calming the person, since breaking a bone is traumatic as well as painful. Doses may be taken frequently, according to how the person feels. Arnica may be used for several days while pain and soreness are prominent. Another remedy may be indicated later, to encourage proper healing of the bones and surrounding tissues.

Bryonia: This remedy may help to bring relief if excruciating pain results from even the slightest motion. The person usually wants to remain completely still and not be touched or interfered with.

Calcarea phosphorica: This is a useful remedy for aching and soreness in bones and joints, especially when the area feels cold and numb. It can help relieve the pain of fractures and bone bruises, and encourages repair and strengthening if a fracture is slow to heal.

Eupatorium perfoliatum: This remedy is well-known for its use in flu and fever when the bones are extremely painful ( “as if broken”) and is useful to relieve the deep or aching pain of actual broken bones.

Hypericum: This remedy is very useful for crushing injuries to body areas that are well-supplied with nerves. If smashed fingertips or toes are severe enough to traumatize the bones, Hypericum can be a welcome form of pain relief.

Ruta graveolens: This remedy is known for its effect on bone-bruises and on injuries to the periosteum (the covering of the bones); both of these types of trauma are involved when a fracture of a bone occurs. Ruta is also indicated when the pain around a fracture is extreme, and the person feels lame or weak. This remedy is also helpful in many cases when pain persists after treatment with Arnica.

Homeopathic Remedies For Bronchitis

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Bronchitis occurs when the mucous membranes that line the upper breathing tubes become inflamed. Acute bronchitis often follows a viral illness such as a cold or flu, and can last for several weeks. Chronic bronchitis may develop if a person has repeated bouts of illness that are not well cared for, or if other factors such as smoking, exposure to polluted air, and allergies have lowered the person’s resistance and made the lungs susceptible. Homeopathic remedies may help relieve discomfort caused by coughing and help the body overcome infection. Serious or prolonged bronchitis requires a physician’s attention.

Antimonium tartaricum: This remedy is indicated when the person has a feeling of wet mucus in the chest, and breathing makes a bubbly, rattling sound. The cough takes effort and is often not quite strong enough to bring the mucus up, although burping and spitting may be of help. The person may feel drowsy or dizzy, and feel better when lying on the right side or sitting up.

Bryonia: This remedy is often indicated when a cough is dry and very painful. The person feels worse from any movement, and may even need to hold his or her sides or press against the chest to keep it still. The cough can make the stomach hurt, and digestion may be upset. A very dry mouth is common, and the person may be thirsty. A person who wants to be left alone when ill, and not talked to or disturbed, is likely to need Bryonia.

Calcarea carbonica: This remedy is often indicated for bronchitis after a cold. The cough can be troublesome and tickling, worse from lying down or stooping forward, worse from getting cold, and worse at night. Children may have fever, sweaty heads while sleeping, and be very tired. Adults may feel more chilly and have clammy hands and feet, breathing problems when walking up slopes or climbing stairs, and generally poor stamina.

Causticum: Bronchitis with a deep, hard, racking cough can indicate a need for this remedy. The person fees that mucus is stuck in the throat and upper chest, and may cough continually to try to loosen it. A feeling of rawness and soreness can develop, or a sensation as if a rock is stuck inside. Chills can occur along with fever. Exposure to cool air aggravates the cough, but drinking something cold can help. The person may feel worse when days are cold and clear, and better in wet weather.

Dulcamara: When a person easily gets ill after being wet and chilled (or when the weather changes from warm and dry to wet and cool) this remedy may be indicated. The cough can be tickly, hoarse, and loose, and worse from physical exertion. Tendencies toward allergies (cats, pollen, etc.) may increase the person’s susceptibility to bronchitis.

Hepar sulphuris calcareum: The cough that fits this remedy is usually hoarse and rattling, with yellow mucus coming up. The person can be extremely sensitive to cold—even a minor draft or sticking an arm out from under the covers may set off jags of coughing. Cold food or drink can make things worse. A person who needs this remedy feels vulnerable both physically and emotionally, and may act extremely irritable and out of sorts.

Kali bichromicum: A metallic, brassy, hacking cough that starts with a troublesome tickling in the upper air-tubes and brings up strings of sticky yellow mucus can indicate this remedy. A sensation of coldness may be felt inside the chest, and coughing can lead to pain behind the breastbone or extending to the shoulders. Breathing may make a rattling sound when the person sleeps. Problems are typically worse in the early morning, after eating and drinking, and from exposure to open air. The person feels best just lying in bed and keeping warm.

Homeopathic Treatment for Diabetes

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The homeopathy drug treatment used in diabetes can be classified in to six groups namely acids, metals, other minerals, vegetables, drugs from animals, and organo therapic remedies.

1. The acids used for treatment of diabetes are acetic acid, lactic acid, phosphoric acid, nitric acid, picric acid, carbolic acid, and flouric acid. Acids are often used in patients with debility or persistent weakness. Acid can prevent acidosis one of the greatest danger of diabetic mellitus

2. Metals Aurum met, Argentum met, Argentum nitricum, Uranium nitricum, Vanadium, Plumbum met, Cup ars are used as a homeopathic treatment for diabetes.

3. Other minerals (such as Ars alb, Sulphur, Silicea, Iodum, Natrum sulph), vegetables (such as Cephalandra indica, Chimaphilla, Chionanthus, China, Curara, Nux vom, Helleborus niger), and products from Animal kingdom (such as Moschus, Crotalus horridus, Lachesis, Tarentula, Lac defloratum) are prescribed based on the individual characteristics and symptoms of the patients.

4. Insulin an organo therapic remedy is prescribed in critical cases of diabetes, in lean and thin consumptive patients and also in coma. Pancreatin, adrenalin, urea, lecithin are the other organo therapic remedies. Biochemic remedies for diabetes mellitus are Nat mur, Nat sulph, Kali phos, Kali mur and Kali sulph.

Homeopathic treatment with drugs can improve the general well being of the person with diabetes. In patients with poor general health it can be very difficult to achieve good control of diabetes. Improvement of general health improves the general sense of well-being, decreases the dose and number of drugs needed to control blood glucose and improves blood glucose control. Remedies such as Syzygium, Uranium nitricum, Phloridzin (obtained from the root of the apple and other fruit trees) are given to improve the general health of the patient.