Archive for October, 2011

Homeopathic Remedies For Knee Pain

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Introduction

Knee joint pain is a very common complaint, being not only uncomfortable but causing lot of anxiety. It is often associated with ageing process but no age is immune. To study knee pain, one must be acquainted with anatomy of knee joint.

Treatment

Ankylosing spondyliti : This is the arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis that may progress to bony ankylosis with lipping of vertebral margins. This disease is more common in the male often with the rheumatoid factor absent and the HLA antigen present. There is a striking association with the B27 tissue type and the strong familial aggregation suggest an important genetic factor, perhaps inherited as an autosomal dominant, the mechanism, however, remains obscure.

Psoriatic arthritis : It is the concurrence of psoriasis and polyarthritis, resembling rheumatoid arthritis but thought to be a specific disease entity, seronegative for rheumatoid factor and often involving the digits.

Rickets : It is a disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and characterized by overproduction and deficient calcification of osteoid tissue. It is associated with skeletal deformities, disturbances in growth, hypocalcemia, and sometimes tetany. It is usually accompanied by irritability, listlessness, and generalized muscular weakness. In this disese, fractures are frequent.

Osteoporosis : This is a condition of reduced bone mass, with decreased cortical thickness and a decrease in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone (but normal chemical composition). It results in increased fracture incidence. Osteoporosis is classified as primary (Type 1- postmenopausal osteoporosis; Type 2- age-associated osteoporosis; and idiopathic, which can affect juveniles, premenopausal women, and middle-aged men) and secondary osteoporosis (which results from an identifiable cause of bone mass loss).

Gout : It is a disorder of purine metabolism, occurring especially in men, characterized by a raised but variable blood uric acid level and severe recurrent acute arthritis of sudden onset resulting from deposition of crystals of sodium urate in connective tissues and articular cartilage. The most cases are inherited, resulting from a variety of abnormalities of purine metabolism. The familial aggregation is for the most part galtonian with a threshold of expression determined by the solubility of uric acid. However, gout is a feature of the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome an X-linked disorder.

Homeopathic Remedies For Ulcer

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

About Ulcer

Several factors that seem to trigger outbreaks of these apthous ulcers have been identified. Any one or a combination of them can lead to such ulcers. These factors are emotional stress, deficiencies in diet (Iron, B-12, and folic acid), menstrual periods, oral hygiene, allergy to food substances and trauma sites in mouth (where the tongue or cheek has got bitten). They may occur without any definite cause. It also seems that some have it running in their families. Research suggests that some people may get ulcers due to the usage of products containing SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate).This chemical is found in some toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Treatment

Homoeopathic Medicines that are often used for treating apthous ulcerations in mouth are Borax, Acid Sulf, Acid Nitric, Merc Sol and Kali Chloride.

Among these various medicines, Homoeopathic medicine Merc Sol (Mercurius Solubius) requires an important mention. Merc Sol not only does it hasten the healing of ulcers and reduces the pain , it also eradicates ones tendency to have mouth ulcers frequently. Merc sol 30c can be taken three times a day for a maximum period of 2-3 days. It must be discontinued once the pain subsides.

Homeopathic Remedies For Cough

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Treatment

Persistent Cough

From a dry, hacking cough to a croupy, profuse cough, this remedy is designed to streamline your body’s own cleansing efforts to efficiently clear your cough and congestion.

Spasmodic Cough

Violent, nauseating, gagging, voice-stealing, cough that strikes in fitful spasms, can finally relax. This cough specialist was carefully designed to target the most vexing cough with natural healing support.

Each of the three homeopathic remedies in this combination has special applications for relieving suffocating, spasmodic, fitful coughs with very stubborn expectoration.

Cough with Hoarseness

When dry cough, croupy cough, stubborn cough or sore throat threatens to steal your voice, this unique formula assists the body’s own efforts to soothe irritation and clean up congestion naturally. Even tobacco related coughs can find some relief in this supportive combination.

Homeopathic Remedies for Bulimia

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Treatment

Carcinosin and Natrum Muriaticum

Carcinosin need to be taken by those that have bulimia nervosa as well as obsessive compulsive disorder, which plays a aspect in their problem. This homeopathic remedy functions finest for bulimics who have an irrational fear of becoming fat, which leads them to follow a quite strict diet, causing them to binge on the foods they commonly will not allow themselves to eat.

Natrum muriaticum functions effectively for those with bulimia nervosa who have a history of anorexia as nicely as bulimia. This homeopathic treatment will need to only be taken by those who have had eating disorders off an on all through their life. Those who will advantage from natrum muriaticum have a tendency to have a continual fear of rejection, which is a aspect in their consuming disorders.

Pulsatilla and Ignatia

Pulsatilla is a homeopathic remedy that functions well for those that have bulimia nervosa and have a fear of being abandoned by their loved ones, and have a tendency to really feel unloved. Those who will advantage from this treatment have a tendency to gain and lose weight regularly, frequently losing or gaining a lot of pounds in brief periods of time. Binging is a way for these men and women to attempt to comfort themselves, usually in response to depression or loneliness.

Ignatia works properly for those with bulimia nervosa who are deemed to be perfectionists and have a fear of becoming overweight and becoming rejected by their loved ones for the reason that of their weight. This homeopathic therapy operates greatest for those who endure from frequent fainting spells.

Homeopathic Remedies for Indigestion

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Indigestion and gas can be caused by poor eating habits, emotional tension, food allergies, imbalances in stomach acid or digestive enzymes, and many other causes. For moderate problems, homeopathy can offer a number of safe and gentle remedies. If discomfort is chronic and persistent or if symptoms are extreme, a doctor should be consulted.

Arsenicum album: This remedy may be indicated if a person feels anxious, restless yet exhausted, and is worse from the smell and sight of food. Burning pain is felt in the stomach and esophagus, which often is relieved by warmth and sitting up. Vomiting and diarrhea are possible. Upsets from spoiled food or from eating too much fruit often respond to this remedy.

Bryonia: When this remedy is indicated, the stomach feels heavy, with rising acid and a bitter or sour taste. Pain and nausea are worse from motion of any kind. The person may have a dry mouth and be thirsty for long drinks, which may increase discomfort. Bryonia is strongly suggested if a person is grumpy and wants to stay completely still and not be touched or talked to.

Carbo vegetabilis: Sour belching bringing only small relief, burning pain in the stomach and abdomen, and flatulence after eating may be seen when this remedy is needed. The person feels cold and faint, with a strong desire for fresh or moving air. Digestion may be slow and incomplete, with nausea or cramping.

Colocynthis: Cutting, cramping pain in the stomach and abdomen, with relief from hard pressure or from doubling over, indicates a need for this remedy. A bitter taste in the mouth, a feeling that the intestines are about to burst, or a sensation that stones are grinding together in the abdomen may be present. Indigestion may be worse when the person feels upset, especially after suppressing anger.

Homeopathic Remedies For Chicken Pox

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Chicken pox is a common childhood viral illness. Many cases are mild; however, those that are uncomfortable can often be helped with homeopathy. Fatigue and low fever typically begin ten days to three weeks from the time of exposure. A flat red rash comes out, transforms into pimples, then develops into blisters that eventually break and harden into itchy crusts. If fever is very high and persistent, or if a person seems to be extremely ill, it is best to consult a physician.

Antimonium tartaricum: This remedy may be indicated when eruptions are large and slow to emerge. The child feels sweaty, fussy, and may be nauseous with a white-coated tongue. If chest congestion with a rattling cough develops, or a bubbly sound on breathing, Antimonium tart is likely to be the appropriate remedy.

Antimonium crudum: A child who needs this remedy usually is irritable and may object to being touched or looked at. The eruptions are sore, and touching them may bring on shooting pains.

Apis mellifica: When this remedy is indicated, the skin around the eruptions is pink and puffy and very itchy, with stinging pains. The eyelids may also be swollen. The person feels worse from warmth, is irritable, and usually is not thirsty.

Belladonna: This remedy is indicated when a child is hot and feverish, with a red flushed face, and eyes that are sensitive to light. A pounding headache may be felt, accompanied by either restlessness or drowsiness. The rash usually is red, with a feeling of heat and throbbing.

Bryonia: When fever persists for several days during chicken pox, and a dry nagging cough develops, this remedy may be useful. The person’s mouth is dry, with thirst for long cold drinks. The person may be very grumpy, feel worse from motion, and dislike being interfered with in any way.

Mercurius solubilis: This remedy may be indicated if eruptions are large and become infected. The child is very sensitive to temperature changes and feels worse at night. Perspiration and drooling during sleep, swollen lymph nodes, and offensive breath are strong indications for Mercurius.

Pulsatilla: A child who needs this remedy is often sweet and tearful when ill and wants a lot of attention and comforting. Itching and other discomforts are worse from warmth and in stuffy rooms, and improved by cool fresh air. The person is rarely thirsty, even during fever.

Rhus toxicodendron: This remedy is useful in cases of chicken pox with tremendous itching that is worse from scratching and relieved by warm baths or applying heat. The child may be very restless, both physically and mentally. The eyes may become inflamed and sticky. Muscles can ache and feel very stiff, also relieved by warmth and gentle motion. (Some homeopathic physicians recommend Rhus tox to people who have been exposed to chicken pox, to help prevent infection.)

Sulphur: If itching is so severe that the person finds it impossible to keep from scratching—or if eruptions have a nagging, burning pain—this remedy may bring relief. The symptoms (and the person) become worse from warmth and aggravated after bathing. Both heat and chills are felt during fever. The person may feel drowsy in the afternoon and restless and hot at night.

Homeopathic Remedies of Arthritis

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Infective arthritis can accompany septicemia at any age. It is usually a complication of an injury or another disease. It is less common than arthritic conditions that come on with age. Symptoms have an abrupt onset with severe pain and swelling of a single joint associated with a swinging fever, severe malaise or primary injury.

Large joints (arms and leg joints) are most frequently affected. Generally joint is hot, tender and swollen with marked limitation of movement. The diagnosis may be missed and if left untreated, can result in permanent disability.

Homeopathic Remedies For Weight Gain

Friday, October 14th, 2011

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Medicines

Argentum nitricum. This remedy reduces cravings for sweets. Take one dose of Argentum nitricum 30x or 9c twice daily for up to one week.

Calcarea carbonica This remedy is useful if you have difficulty controlling your appetite and eat to calm your nerves. You suffer from indigestion, and crave hot food and eggs. Take one dose of Calcarea carbonica 12x or 6c three times daily for up to one week when beginning a new dietary program.

Coffea cruda is indicated if you are excitable and nervous, and eat primarily to calm down. Take one dose of Coffea cruda 12x or 6c three times daily for up to three days.

Capsicum is indicated if you are lazy, have a red face, and suffer from burning sensations in the digestive tract.

Ferr. phos. is often prescribed if you are oversensitive and flush easily.

Graphites This is the remedy of choice for the perimenopausal woman fighting weight gain. The patient may be pale and very sensitive to cold. You suffer from constipation and skin problems. Your feet feel cold. Take one dose of Graphites 30x or 9c each morning and another in the afternoon for up to five days.

Ignatia is generally prescribed if you are anxious and fearful, and feel you simply must eat when you are tense and nervous. Take one dose of Ignatia 30x or 9c each morning and again in the afternoon for up to five days.

Homeopathic Remedies For Low Blood Pressure

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Causes of low blood pressure due to low blood volume

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. Individuals with mild dehydration may experience only thirst and dry mouth. Moderate to severe dehydration may cause orthostatic hypotension (manifest by light-headedness, dizziness or fainting upon standing). Protracted and severe dehydration can lead to shock, kidney failure, confusion, acidosis (too much acid in the blood), coma, and even death. For more, please read the Dehydration article.

Moderate or severe bleeding can quickly deplete an individual’s body of blood, leading to low blood pressure or orthostatic hypotension.

Severe inflammation of organs inside the body such as acute pancreatitis can cause low blood pressure. In acute pancreatitis, fluid leaves the blood to enter the inflamed tissues around the pancreas as well as the abdominal cavity, depleting the volume of blood.

Treatment of Low Blood Pressure, Hypotension


Conventional Treatment

Low blood pressure in healthy subjects without symptoms or organ damage needs no treatment. All patients with symptoms possibly due to low blood pressure should be evaluated by a doctor. The doctor needs to identify the cause of the low blood pressure since treatment will depend on the cause.

Dehydration is treated with fluids and minerals (electrolytes). Mild dehydration without nausea and vomiting can be treated with oral fluids and electrolytes. Moderate to severe dehydration usually is treated with intravenous fluids and electrolytes.

Blood loss can be treated with intravenous fluids and blood transfusions. If bleeding is continuing, it needs to be treated as well.

Septicemia is treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics or other medicines.

Blood pressure medications or diuretics are adjusted, changed, or stopped by the doctor if they are causing low blood pressure symptoms.

Bradycardia may be due to a medication. The doctor may reduce, change or stop the medication. Bradycardia due to sick sinus syndrome or heart block is treated with an implantable pacemaker.

Homeopathic Remedies For Weight Loss

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The first principle of homeopathy was formulated by Dr. Hahnemann, a German doctor in the 18th century. It is based on the concept that similar affections are healed with similar formula. Today it is used being a safe, non invasive therapy. It is non toxic to the body too, and has no long-term side effects. It also boasts of being safer for pregnant women, infants and the elderly compared with other therapies.

Homeopathic substances are made through the process of dilution. Having no longer whole molecules, rendering them non-allergenic and non-poisonous, they stimulate the body towards balance. Homeopathy uses natural substances which are approved and regulated by the FDA. Most remedies are available without a prescription.

Homeopathic remedies can be used along with supplements and herbs and can be safely taken together with insulin, heart, blood pressure, thyroid and other medications. Chronic diseases can be also treated with homeopathy as well. Lately it offers treatments for various aspects of obesity too. Homeopathic medicines help in the weight loss procedure by improving digestion, elimination and metabolism. However, the medicines need to be individually prescribed, based on different patterns. So before taking them, consult a homeopathic doctor for proper advice.

alcarea carbonica This remedy is useful if you have difficulty controlling your appetite and eat to calm your nerves. You suffer from indigestion, and crave hot food and eggs. Take one dose of Calcarea carbonica 12x or 6c three times daily for up to one week when beginning a new dietary program.

Coffea cruda is indicated if you are excitable and nervous, and eat primarily to calm down. Take one dose of Coffea cruda 12x or 6c three times daily for up to three days.

Capsicum is indicated if you are lazy, have a red face, and suffer from burning sensations in the digestive tract.

Ferr. phos. is often prescribed if you are oversensitive and flush easily.

Graphites This is the remedy of choice for the perimenopausal woman fighting weight gain. The patient may be pale and very sensitive to cold. You suffer from constipation and skin problems. Your feet feel cold. Take one dose of Graphites 30x or 9c each morning and another in the afternoon for up to five days.