Archive for October, 2011

Homeopathic Remedies For Alcohol Withdrawal

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Alcohol abuse is a common condition found in general practice; A recent survey in my own practice has shown prevalence amongst the 18-55 age groups of 8.5% who have at some point have had problem drinking. The practice is situated in the West of Scotland where there is a tradition of heavy drinking. There is also wide scale deprivation (Jarmann index +2.67) and is the second most deprived in the county. It is not surprising that this problem causes many physical and psychological problems. These, in turn present in our consulting rooms .

However the conventional treatments available are limited in their scope there is also difficulty in getting the patient to recognise the problem, act on the advice given and maintaining the lifestyle necessary
Evens with these constraints have you the right temperament to treat this difficult group of patients.

Arsenicum album

Arsenicum album is given to patients who are detoxing from alcohol and who are suffering anxiety and compulsiveness, according to the University of Maryland. The patient may also be experiencing nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Patients who feel exhausted and cold, yet seem unable to keep still, relax, or stop obsessing over small details may also benefit from this remedy.

Nux vomica

Nux vomica is also used to treat patients whose alcohol withdrawal has left them with nausea, vomiting or bowel discomforts, according to the University of Maryland. However, rather than treating patients who are experiencing restlessness or obsessive-compulsive behaviors, nux vomica is indicated for patients who are over-sensitive to light, touch, and sound. These patients may also be over-sensitive emotionally as well, erupting angrily at the slightest comment, according to HealthNotes.

Staphysagria

Staphysagria is helpful in treating people who turned to alcohol to suppress their emotions, according to HealthNotes. Patients who are helped by staphysagria often seem mild-mannered and accommodating, but they may be harboring deep anger, possibly due to abuse or neglect in childhood. When they can no longer resort to alcohol to help them suppress their feelings, they may start acting out by starting arguments or throwing things. Staphysagria is intended to help these patients deal with their emotions while the alcohol works its way out of their systems.

Homeopathic Remedies For Bipolar Disorder

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Homeopathy offers very good treatment possibilities for depression with good results. There are large number of medicines which can be used and the selection of medicine depends not just on the symptoms but also on the cause. Depression is a manifestation of the disorder and to treat the manifestation it is necessary to find the cause. The success of treatment in such cases often depends on the ability of a homeopath to find the cause. The selection of medicine depends a lot on it. Like all psychological disorders, depressive illness also requires good case study and continuous monitoring by a competent homeopath. One should not try any form of self-medication. In qualified and experienced hands homeopathy offers good prognosis in this condition.

Some of the commonly indicated medicines are anacardium, arsenic-alb, aurum-met, ignatia, acid-phos, pulsatilla, natrum-mur, sepia, antim-crud, naja, nux-vom, stann, psorinum etc. The selection of medicine varies from case to case.

Homeopathic Remedies For Headache

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Many people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, which can easily ruin a persons life on a day to day basis. Fortunately homeopathic remedies for headaches can help relieve the symptoms of headaches, whether they are a chronic problem, or the result of injury.

Homeopathic headache remedies are a safe, simple and effective way to treat headaches, their natural properties help to relieve the pain and dizzyness of headaches, without some of the side effects which you will find with conventional medicine.

Treatment

Arnica

If you are suffering form headaches due to physical head trauma then homeopathic arnica can help relieve both the pain and swelling associated with this.

Homeopathic arnica remedies are one of the best homeopathic headache cures for physical head trauma. And can also help heal any other injuries which you may have received.

Belladona

Belladonna is a strong homeopathic headache remedy for right sided headaches and migraines. This is especially useful when the migrane sufferer is also suffering from hot skin, with cold hands and feet. The homeopathic belladona headache remedy is one of the best migrane treatments for right side headaches.

Bryonia Alba

Bryonia alba homeopathic headache remedies are ideal for treating headaches which throb and pulsate above the left eye. When it comes to headaches which tend to arrive early in the morning and cause dry mouth, Bryonia Alba homeopathic remedies can help treat these symptoms effectively.

Cocculus Indicus

Cocculus Indicus is one of the best homeopathic migraine remedy for those wo suffer with headaches, mild dizziness, nausia and mild insomnia. With the homeopathy migraine remedy cocculus indicus you can quickly help relieve these symptoms, although it is best to use them in a preventative way!

Homeopathic Remedies For Bird Flu

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Viral illnesses have in the past proved lifesaving in these circumstances. Mass doses can be produced quickly. However there is not now the experience that past generations of homeopaths had acquired, nor the public acceptance of homeopathic treatment. Whilst we are preparing for this pandemic to arrive we, as homeopaths need to prepare. We need to practice our skills in acute medicine particularly viral illness.

Here, probably general practitioner homeopaths are probably best placed. We see viral illness routinely and know it’s natural course. We will be required to pick out those strange rare and peculiar homeopathic symptoms; We need to understand the homeopathic modalities.

Treatment

Gelsemium Sempervirens

Gelsemium is commonly known as yellow jasmine or woodbine. The perennial vine is a commonly used homeopathic remedy, according to Clarke’s “Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica.” It is a useful remedy for people who have sore throats along with the flu, and who may also have fever, headaches, double vision, and feel weak and limp. They can experience chills and have droopy eyelids as well. The person needing this remedy usually does not want to drink any liquids, even when they have a fever.

Nux Vomica

Nux vomica is a remedy commonly recommended by homeopaths to treat the flu accompanied by vomiting, chills and a dry cough, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The flu causes watery mucus discharge and a dry cough. Nux vomica treats severe chills and aching. The flu can be accompanied by indigestion as well.

Baptisia

Baptisia treats stomach flu and the early symptoms of the flu, according to Clarke’s “Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica”. The flu makes the person feel weak and want to lie down, and also to have sore and bruised feeling in the muscles along with vomiting and diarrhea. The flu symptoms come on quickly. High fever and perspiration also occur.

Eupatorium Perfolatum

Eupatoriaum perfolatum is a homeopathic remedy for the flu that is accompanied by aching muscles and a feeling of being bruised, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The headaches are bursting and the eyes feel sore. Sneezing and a runny nose are other symptoms, as well as a desire to drink cold water.

Homeopathic Remedies For Malaria

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Acute malaria responds well to homeopathic treatment. However chronic malaria, malaria with severe or life threatening complications are more difficult to treat with homeopathic remedies.

From approximately 45 homeopathic drugs used for treatment of malaria initially, currently about 113 remedies are listed for treatment of malaria. The commonly used remedies include Arsenicum album, China, Eupatoriatum perfoliatum, Natrum muriaticum, Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, Rhus toxicodendron and Sulphur.

The treatment of malaria for every patient is individualised. The homeopathic remedy is usually given after considering the symptoms such as:

1. Time of onset of chills and fever.

2. Part of the body where the chills start and extend to.

3. Periodicity of chills and/or fever.

4. Progression of stages of chill, heat and perspiration.

5. Thirst/thirstlessness/quantity of thirst/time of maximal aggravation.

6. Location and the kind of headache.

7. Whether the symptoms are associated with nausea/vomiting or stool/diarrhoea.

Homeopathic Remedies for Dengue

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Dengue has emerged as a major health concern for citizens of the tropical and sub-tropical nations who are battling with this illness. With mortality rates as high as twenty percent in certain strains, this killer disease has been responsible for several health scares and quite understandably so. There are no specific medications which can successfully deal with the dengue fever in allopathic medicine. Also, vaccines have also not been developed as yet. Dengue fever is reportedly caused by a combination of four viruses. Therefore, developing a vaccine which can guarantee protection from all four at once is a steep challenge. However, the situation is not just as bleak as it appears. There are alternative therapies such as homeopathic treatment which has claimed to have come up with suitable formulations for combating the disease successfully. The correlation between dengue and homeopathy has emerged as a successful one.

1. The formulation can be administered through twelve mg tablets, a fifteen ml solution or twelve mg globules.

2. You simply need to take three globules or tablets once a day, for effective protection through the prevailing season. The tablets and the globules must be allowed to slowly dissolve in the mouth rather than chewing them. The formulation is best suited for adults as well as children of all ages. However, the alcoholic drops should not be administered to kids.

3. For infants, three globules can be dissolved in about a teaspoon of distilled water and administered to the child. If your baby is less than three months old, you can consume about six globules before nursing him or her. The effect of the mother’s consumption will pass on partially to the baby through breast feeding.

4. The formulation is completely safe for pregnant women as well.
If you have been detected with strong dengue symptoms, three globules or tablets need to be taken at a time. Begin with once in every two hours and gradually space out the doses by taking them once every three hours and then five hours. Bring down the dosage as the symptoms begin to dwindle over time. Homeopathy treatment for dengue definitely helps in controlling the aggravation and keeping the disease at a much more manageable level.

Homeopathic Remedies For Kidney Disease

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Treatment

1. Early stage renal failure due to Diabetes and Hypertension patients who are suffering from Kidney disease they must take homeopathic treatment.

2. Healthy persons who have strong family history of renal failure should take classical homeopathic treatment to avoid the risk of renal failure.

3. Persons who are having symptoms of early renal failure of unknown etiology, then homeopathy medicine work very well.

4. Kidney patients of any stage should start homeopathic treatment earliest possible for avoiding passing into the complete renal.

5. Patients who are waiting for renal transplantation should start homeopathic treatment which can stop the urgent need of kidney donor.

6. Patients who are on dialysis can get rid of the frequent dialysis by taking classical homeopathic treatment.

Homeopathic Remedies For Amnesia

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Psychotherapy: – Successful psychotherapy for the patient with dissociative identity disorder requires the clinician to be comfortable with rage of psychotherapeutic interventions and be willing to actively work to structure the treatment. These modalities include psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, and a familiarity with the psychotherapy and psychopharmacological management of the traumatized patient. Comfort with family treatment and systems theory is helpful in working with a patient who subjectively experiences himself or herself as a complex system of selves with alliances, family like relationships, and intergroup conflict. Grounding-in work with patients with somatoform disorders may also be helpful in sorting through the plethora of somatic symptoms with which these patients commonly present.

Cognitive Therapy: – Many cognitive distortions associated with dissociated identity disorder are only slowly responsive to cognitive therapy techniques, and successful cognitive interventions may lead to additional dysphoria. A subgroup of patients with dissociative identity disorder does not progress beyond a long term supportive treatment entirely directed towards stabilization of their multiple multiaxial difficulties. They require a long-term treatment focus on symptom containment and management of their overall life dysfunction, as would be the case with any other severely and persistently ill psychiatric patient.

Psychopharmacological Interventions:-Antidepressant medications are often important in the reduction of depression and stabilization of mood. A variety of PTSD symptoms, especially intrusive and hyper arousal symptoms, are partially medications responsive. Clinicians report some success with SSRI, tricyclic, and monoamine oxidase (MAO) antidepressants, beta-blockers, clonidine (Catapres), anticonvulsants, and benzodiazepines in reducing intrusive symptoms, hyper arousal, and anxiety in patients with dissociative identity disorder.

Homeopathic Remedies For Pimples

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Although most common during adolescence, acne can occur at other times in life, especially during times of hormonal shifts. Blackheads or pimples may be a problem on the face, neck, chest, and back when pores become infected or clogged with oil. The bacteria involved are always present on normal skin. Therefore, improving the skin’s resistance to infection is important. Most cases of acne can be resolved through hygiene and nutrition. Remedies may be helpful during flare-ups, but a constitutional remedy, prescribed by an experienced homeopath, is the most appropriate way to deal with severe or persistent skin problems.

Treatment

Antimonium tartaricum: This remedy may be helpful for acne with large pustules that are tender to touch, with bluish-red marks that remain on the skin after active infection has passed. The person may be irritable, with low resistance to illness.

Calcarea carbonica: If a person with frequent pimples and skin eruptions is chilly with clammy hands and feet, easily tired by exertion, and flabby or overweight, this remedy may help improve the skin’s resistance to infection. People who need this remedy are often very anxious when overworked, and have cravings for sweets and eggs.

Hepar sulphuris calcareum: This remedy may be indicated when the skin is easily infected, slow to heal, and painful eruptions like boils appear. The pimples are very sensitive to touch and slow to come to a head; eventually, offensive-smelling pus may form. A person who needs Hepar sulph is usually chilly, sensitive to cold in any form, and feel irritable and touchy.

Pulsatilla: This remedy can be helpful if acne is worse from eating rich or fatty foods, and aggravated by warmth or heat. It is indicated especially around the time of puberty, or when acne breaks out near menstrual periods. The person often has a fair complexion and is inclined toward soft emotions and moodiness, feeling worse in warm or stuffy rooms and better in fresh air.

Silicea (also called Silica): A person with deep-seated acne along with a general low immune resistance, swollen lymph nodes, and a tendency toward fatigue and nervousness may benefit from this remedy. Infected spots are slow to come to a head, and also slow to resolve, so may result in scarring. A person who needs this remedy is generally very chilly, but inclined to sweat at night.

Homeopathic Remedies For Baldness

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Today the market is flooded with different types of medicines, shampoos, hair oils, lotions and what not as solutions for hair loss. But most of these do not work and actually make the young men and women poorer by few dollors exploiting their psychology.

In allopathy minoxidil, hormone therapy and steroids are used with limited success though the side effects are abundant like skin irritation, palpitations, scarring of the scalp, weight gain, metabolic abnormalities, acne and menstrual problems.

Homeopathy on the other end is an ideal solution. The treatment is decided after a complete and thorogh case taking by a qualified homeopathic doctor. In homeopathy there are 176 remedies for alopecia or hair loss and the homeopath has to analyze your case systematically to choose the right medicine for you. This is what makes homeopathy safe, sure and systematic for alopecia or hair loss treatment.

The commonly used homoeopathic remedies for hair falling are Arnica, Jaborandi, Acid phosphoricum, Natrium muriaticum, Selenium, Sepia, Phosphorus, Acid flouricum, Mag carbonicum, Zincum phosphoricum and Mezereum.

However, these medicines should be used only as per the directions of a qualified homeopathic doctor.