Archive for September, 2011

Homeopathic Remedies For Lupus

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Lupus (also called systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE) is a disorder of the immune system which normally functions to protect the body against invading infections and cancers. In lupus, the immune system is over-active and produces increased amounts of abnormal antibodies that attack the patient’s own tissues. Lupus can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, heart, nervous system, and blood vessels. The signs and symptoms of lupus differ from person to person, and the disease can range from mild to life-threatening.

The following homeopathic remedies are useful for SLE

1. Sulfur
2. Cistus can
3. Jequirity
4. Sepia
5. Arsenicum
6. Belladonna
7. Calc. Carb
8. Silicea
9. Kali mur

Homeopathic Remedies For Low Blood Pressure

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

 

Low blood pressure is an abnormal condition where a person’s blood pressure (the pressure of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels during and after each beat of the heart) is much lower than usual, which can cause symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness.

A blood pressure level that is borderline low for one person may be normal for another. The most important factor is how the blood pressure changes from the normal condition. Most normal blood pressures fall in the range of 90/60 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg, but a significant change, even as little as 20 mm Hg, can cause problems for some people.

Causes of low blood pressure

Dehydration is common among patients with diarrhea who lose large amounts of water in their stool, particularly when drowsiness limits their drinking of fluids or is associated with nausea and vomiting. Dehydration also can occur with prolonged vomiting of any cause because of the loss of water in the vomitus. Other causes of dehydration include exercise, sweating, fever, and heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Pulmonary embolism is a condition in which a blood clot in a vein (a condition called deep vein thrombosis) breaks off and travels to the heart and eventually the lung. A large blood clot can block the flow of blood into the left ventricle from the lungs and severely diminish the ability of the heart to pump blood.

Treatment For Low Blood Pressure

Homeopathy can not just give symptomatic relief in cases of hypotension but can also address many root causes of low blood pressure like Bradychardia, Tachycardia, Pericarditis, Schock, Speticiemia, Vasovagal attack, inflammation etc.

The most commonly indicated homeopathic medicines in low blood pressure are:

Carbo-veg, Phos, Sepia, Thyroidinum, Baryta-mur, Aconite, Aranea, Cactus, Curare, Gelsemium, Halo, Histamine, Lachesis, Lyco, Naja, Rauwolfia, Reserprine, Visc., Radium, Theridion, Oleander, Laurocrasis, Acid flour, Adrenalin, Ars alb, Aurum mur, Bartya carb, Bryonia, Crataegus China, Conium, Ferrum met, lycopus, Nat mur, Pulsatilla.

Homeopathic Remedies For Mumps

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The information provided here is not only applicable to children but to most people with diarrhea.

Aconitum: Useful at the beginning stages of mumps, these children have a sudden onset of fever, restlessness, anxiety, and great thirst.

BELLADONNA: These children have a noticeably flushed face and throbbing headache. They have swollen glands that are hot to touch. They are drowsy but have difficulty sleeping.

Mercurius: Right-sided swelling of throat glands typify children who will benefit from this medicine. They also have profuse and offensive salivation and perspiration.

PHYTOLACCA: When children with mumps have stony hard throat glands, especially on the right side, this medicine should be considered. The throat pains may extend to the ear, and they may have an irresistable desire to bite their teeth together. One of their characteristic symptoms is pain from sticking og out their tongue. They tend to be worse in cold or wet weather.

PILOCARPINUM: Some homeopaths assert that this medicine is the best remedy for the mumps, although there are few known distinguishing symptoms that it offers, except excessive salivation and perspiration. This is also a good remedy for complications that some children get from the mumps.

Pulsatilla: This medicine is helpful in children approaching puberty who get the mumps and experience swollen breasts or testicles. They are thirstless, despite having a fever, and they are sensitive to warm rooms.

Rhus tox: These children have swollen glands which are worse on the left side. Their symptoms are aggravated by cold, and they may have cold sores on their lips.

Homeopathic Remedies for Hypertension

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Hypertension is sometimes very serious, since the risk of stroke, as well as heart and kidney problems, can increase if the blood pressure gets too high. Stressful episodes of nervousness or worry may raise the blood pressure temporarily, but long-term resting elevated blood pressure is more dangerous and should be monitored. A constitutional remedy chosen by an experienced prescriber is the most appropriate way to treat deep-seated, serious, or chronic conditions. Some remedies may be useful as first-aid in intense situations, but medical care should also be sought immediately. Remedies below have been helpful to some people with hypertension. They are mentioned here to introduce a few of the possibilities homeopathy can offer, and not as recommendations for self-treatment.

Argentum nitricum: If blood pressure rises with anxiety and nervousness, this remedy may be indicated. “Stage fright” or anticipation of a stressful event can bring on dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and a pounding pulse. People who need this remedy are typically warm-blooded, imaginative, impulsive, claustrophobic, and have strong cravings for sweets and salt.

Aurum metallicum: This remedy is sometimes indicated for serious people, focused on career and accomplishment, with blood pressure problems related to stress. Worry, depression, or anger may occur, especially when these people feel they have made a mistake or failed in some way. A general tendency to feel worse at night, and a strong desire for alcohol, sweets, bread, and pastries are other indications for Aurum.

Belladonna: This remedy is indicated when symptoms come on suddenly, with great intensity and heat. The person’s face is flushed, with dilated pupils, and pulsations and throbbing may be felt in various parts of the body. Despite the general heat, the person’s hands and feet may be cold. Vertigo and pounding headaches, worse from jarring and worse from light, may also occur.

Calcarea carbonica: This remedy is often helpful to people with high blood pressure who easily tire and have poor stamina. They are typically responsible types, who feel overwhelmed when ill and fear a breakdown. Palpitations and breathing problems can be worse from walking up a slope or stairs, and also when lying down. A general chilliness with clammy hands and feet (the feet may heat up in bed at night) and sweat on the head during sleep are other indications. The person may have cravings for sweets and eggs, and tend toward weight problems.

Glonoinum: A flushed face with a pounding headache and visible throbbing in the blood vessels of the neck may indicate a need for this remedy. The chest can feel congested or hot, with a pounding or irregular heartbeat. The person is worse from moving around, after heat and sun exposure, and after drinking alcohol. A feeling of “being lost in a familiar place” is a strong indication for this remedy.

Lachesis: A person who needs this remedy typically is intense and talkative, with inner passion and agitation that need an outlet—a “pressure-cooker.” The person may have a strong fear of disease, and feelings of suspicion, revenge, or jealousy are common. The person may also have heart or artery problems, look flushed or purplish, and feel constriction in the chest, with pulsations in many areas. Feeling worse after taking a nap or on waking in the morning, and a strong intolerance of clothing around the neck (or any kind of restriction) are other indications for Lachesis.

Homeopathic Remedies for Gastritis

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Homeopathy is a branch of medicine based on the principle that “like cures like,” wherein practitioners give minute amounts of the thing causing illness to the ill person to begin the healing process. There are four main homeopathic remedies for gastritis.

Nux Vomica

Nux vomica is made from the seeds of an evergreen tree found in Southeast Asia. These seeds contain strychnine and brucine. Nux vomica is given to those with gastritis who have symptoms such as heartburn and stomach pain after eating, waking up in the middle of the night with pain and bloating, and frequent constipation or diarrhea. These symptoms get worse when spicy and rich foods are consumed, and decrease when warm foods are consumed.

Lycopodium

Lycopodium is a type of club moss, which is also called a ground pine. They are found in the mountains and in the tropics. Lycopodium is given to those who have gastritis and the following symptoms: bloating, belching, easy fullness and indigestion connected to being stressed in social situations.

Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla is created from a dried herb called pasque flower. This homeopathic remedy is prescribed for those who are highly emotional and clingy, and whose symptoms change a lot. Two common symptoms are bloating and heartburn; however, other symptoms can include depression and a fear of death, loss of appetite, a white coating on the tongue, a greasy taste in the mouth, as well as diarrhea with mucus.

Veratrum Album

Veratrum album, also called white hellebore, is commonly found in Europe (but not the British Isles). It has a yellowish-white flower. It is also highly poisonous. Veratrum album would be prescribed for those with gastritis and the following symptoms: hiccuping after drinking hot drinks, forcible belching of mostly air, forcible belching of air after eating, ejection of mucus after burping, terrible hunger, great thirst and vomiting.

Homeopathic Remedies For Cholesterol

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

You should be aware that there are numerous foods that contain a lot of fiber which will help to lower your cholesterol. Especially foods that contain pectin and even those such as carrots and apples are known to be very beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels. Among the homeopathy remedies for cholesterol and medicines available, you would do well to check out Cholesterium that is a very oft prescribed homeopathy remedy for cholesterol to those suffering from such problems.

Another option that you can choose is taking cholesterol homeopathy supplements such as Cholesterol Success Plus that combines the best of herbs into low and natural cholesterol diets. In fact, there are quite a few homeopathy remedies for cholesterol that can lower your cholesterol which will prove to be very effective as long as you also ensure to abstain from eating fatty foods.

As you may well be aware, homeopathy works on the principle that likes can cure likes and these will work well for your cholesterol problem as long as the formulations are taken in small dilutions. As long as your symptoms fit in with those mentioned on homeopathic remedies such as Cholesterium, you can try out this homeopathy remedy for cholesterol and expect a good chance of success.

However, you should be able to get just as good results by eating foods such as avocados that are believed to help reduce cholesterol, and which in fact is especially true in the case of women. Another excellent option as far as homeopathy remedies for cholesterol goes is eating beans which also contain lots of fiber as well as are low in cholesterol. In fact, just a ½ cup of beans is able to help lower cholesterol by as many as nineteen percent.

Garlic too has a lot of beneficial properties that can help lower cholesterol and it also provides you benefits in the form of keeping blood pressure low. So you should eat as much of garlic as well as onions as you possibly can when looking for cholesterol homeopathy remedies.

What’s more, there are also numerous Asian herbal concoctions that the Western world is not even aware of at present that can also do wonders for lowering cholesterol. If you happen to be obese as well as have a cholesterol problem, then you need to lose as much as one pound every week. In fact, high levels of cholesterol in men are especially disadvantageous because they can even lead to impotence. Thus, you need to find the right homeopathy remedies for cholesterol if you don’t want to end up with more problems than you can handle.

Homeopathy Can Be Used In A Surgery – Is It Possible

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Homeopathy has an important role to play before, after and in many countries around the world, during surgery. Despite the fact that here in Australia the surgical facilities are generally quite good, we’re still confronted with a small but nonetheless consistent number of patients who require assistance with concerns that arise prior to the surgical event and the complications that can arise after the process has been completed. The fast results and lack of drug interactions and contra-indications that homeopathy offers, makes it well suited to meet pre and post-surgical demands.

Aconite
In a double-blind placebo-controlled trial conducted in France in 19901, aconite was found to be highly effective in the treatment of post-surgical agitation in children. Aconite is commonly used for both pre and post-surgical anxiety and of the fear of dying.

Allium cepa
Neuralgia of the stump following amputation.

Argentum nit
Anxiety and panic in anticipation of the surgical procedure before the event.

Bellis perennis
Bellis is particularly useful where surgery has been carried out on abdominal, thoracic or pelvic areas and this has resulted in pain that’s felt deep in these areas. As a means of differentiating this from Ledum, those people requiring Bellis will have the pain aggravated by cold.

Ferrum phos
This is often used for a few days prior to surgery to reduce the risk of surgical infection or haemorrhage.

Gunpowder
Gunpowder can provide relief from post-surgical infections and sepsis.

Hamamelis
Indicated for engorgement or congestion of the veins following surgery as well as slow haemorrhaging of dark blood from the site of the surgery.

Hypericum
Recovery from post-surgical damage to nerves and also where there is excessive post-surgical pain, particularly where arnica appears to be ineffective and where the pain is shooting in character. Hypericum has a long history of use for pain felt in a limb stump after amputation and phantom limb pain that may occur after amputation.

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Homeopathic Remedies For Kidney Stone

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Kidney stones or Renal calculi, are solid pieces of material that forms in the kidney out of substances in the urine. They are composed mostly of calcium oxalate. A stone may stay in the kidney or break loose and travel down the urinary tract. It is a painful condition.

Different types of kidney stones occur in different parts of the world, and dietary factors probably play a part in determining the varying patterns. There are four major types of kidney stones. The most common type of stone contains calcium. A struvite stone may form after an infection in the urinary system. These stones contain the mineral magnesium and the waste product ammonia. A uric acid stone may form when there is too much acid in the urine. If you tend to form uric acid stones, you may need to cut back on the amount of meat you eat.

Signs of Kidney Stones

The most common complaint arising from kidney stone (Renal Calculus; Plural – Calculi) is intermittent dull pain in the loin or back, increased by movement. Sometimes this pain is very severe. Following may be the other complaints:

1. Extreme pain in back or side

2. Blood in urine

3. Fever and chills

4. Vomiting

5. A burning feeling when you urinate

Treatment

Kidney Stones, acute as well as chronic, can be effectively treated with Homeopathic Medicines. Homeopathic treatment can avoid surgery in many cases. It is highly recommended in cases where tendency of having recurrent stones is there. Patient’s case history is studied in detail and a well selected homeopathic medicine is given which removes this tendency from patient’s body so that he does not have any more stones again. It has especially proved very helpful in cases of stones where surgery or other procedure is not advisable due to various reasons.

Homeopathic Remedies For Swine Flu

Friday, September 9th, 2011

In homeopathy, there is a concept called Genus epidemicus. This means if there is an epidemic and you take the symptoms of say 15 ailing people of an area, you will notice a common trend. Based on that you give medication – for the symptoms. This same medication then, if given to people of that area, can act as a preventive medicine.

Besides symptoms like running nose, fever, sneezing and dullness that are the same for common flu and swine flu patients, those suffering from the latter may also have gastric problems like nausea and vomiting, Bhatia said.

“Based on the symptoms, there may be different curative medications for different cases of swine flu. One or two of these medications will be used more frequently than the others and this can then be given to others as preventive medication,” Bhatia said.

Homeopathic Medicine For Joint Pain

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Joint pain can be a result of overuse, injury or arthritis. Whatever the cause, joint pain can feel like a deep ache that makes every day tasks difficult and may cause you to lose sleep at night. There are many over the counter medicines that are designed to help ease joint pain, but often these can be harmful to the body if used long term. Fortunately, there are homeopathic remedies that are very helpful and effective for relieving joint pain. Homeopathic remedies are a combination of plant extracts and sugar, which are formed into little balls. These balls are placed under the tongue where they dissolve quickly. Doses are given about every 10-15 minutes using one to four balls each for acute pain.

 

Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Toxicodendron is helpful for pain that feels like it is accompanied by stiffness in the joint or muscles.

Bryonia

Bryonia is helpful for joint pain that feels hot and inflamed, and gets worse with use.

Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla is helpful for migrating joint pain that feels better with use.

Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana is helpful with joint pain that is a result of injury and can be accompanied by bruising.

Cuprum Metallicum

Cuprum Metallicum is helpful for joint pain accompanied by cramping.