Archive for January, 2012

Homeopathic Remedies and medicines for Hay Fever

Monday, January 9th, 2012

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.

Medicines For Hey Fever :

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 The person may have dark circles under the eyes, be thirsty, feel withdrawn and sad, and act irritable if comforted.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 Indigestion

Friday, January 6th, 2012

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.

Homeopathic Medicines

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.

Lycopodium: This remedy is indicated for many digestive troubles. The person’s appetite may be ravenous, but eating even a small amount can cause a feeling of fullness and bloating. Rumbling gas may form in the abdomen, pressing upward and making breathing difficult. The person often has a strong desire for sweets, is sleepy after meals, and feels worst in the late afternoon and evening.

Homeopathic Remedies and treatment for dandruff

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Symptoms Of Dandruff

Dandruff, per se, is not a disease but a symptom. Excessive and obvious scaling of skin which is visible in the form of white (grey), flaky substance is the most common symptom (or sign) of dandruff. It may often be associated with itching, oily skin, irritation or redness of underlying skin. It tends to be chronic (long lasting) as well as recurring.

Conventional treatment

The conventional treatment often treats the end result rather than the root cause of dandruff. Most commonly measures are use of

a. Use of Anti-dandruff shampoo
b. Ketoconazole
c. Antifungal shampoo
d. Selenium sulphide

Homeopathic treatment

Homeopathic treatment aims are treating dandruff in totality. In other words, it treats the underlying cause of dandruff (please check the causes as described above) and hence helps preventing recurrence of dandruff.

The medicines uses for dandruff are geared towards altering the activity of the scalp tissue and therefore slow down the multiplication of the cells of the scalp. Homeopathic medicines possibly depress the abnormal multiplication of cells of the scalp called ‘stratum corneum’. Homeopathic medicines are unique in the respect that they can act as immune-modulators and address underlying immunological parameters while treating dandruff. Homeopathic treatment is safe and very effective for dandruff, which is strongly recommended.

Homeopathic Remedies for stretching lower back pain

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Some important medicines for lower back pain

KAVA KAVA: Recognized by some doctors as a safe alternative to Xanax and Valium.

BLACK HAW: relieves muscle spasms and is similar to aspirin

VALERIAN ROOT: Widely researched and documented as a sleep aid, valerian has been given a number 1 rating for safety by The American Herbal Products Association.

WILD YAM: Long used to treat menstrual cramps; generally taken as a tea.

JAMAICA DOGWOOD: Used to treat muscle inflammation and spasms; little research has been done on it and excessive amounts can be toxic. Do not use with sedatives.
Anti-inflammatories

BROMELAIN: 500 mg three times daily

BOSWELLIN: 150 mg three times daily. Has been proven in clinical trials to help alleviate low back pain

CURCUMIN: 400-600 mg three times daily; sometimes mixed with ginger, curcumin has not been studied in clinical trials, but herbalists use it as an anti-inflammatory.

MSM: Has not been researched, but herbalists use it as an anti-inflammatory.

ST. JOHN’S WORT: 300-500 mg capsule three times daily; interacts with a wide variety of medications and should only be taken under the advisement of an herbal specialist.

WHITE WILLOW BARK: effects are similar to taking aspirin

DEVIL’S CLAW: 400 mg three times daily. Used to treat arthritis, research shows devil’s claw may boost the effectiveness of conventional drugs.

Homeopathic Remedies for dengue fever

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

As soon as you feel any of the symptoms written above, have yourself medically checked but remember that every type of fever is not dengue fever. If dengue infection is detected, immediately go for the treatment. Remember that a badly or untreated case of Dengue can be fatal.
Homeopathic treatment is quite effective not only for Dengue fever but also for all other types of fevers. Out of the twelve homeopathic medicines listed above, more commonly used are Aconitum Napellus, Eupatorium Perfoliatum, Gelsemium, Arsenicum Album and Belladonna according to the symptoms but this is not the end. If the symptoms call for it, your homeopath would probably choose yet another medicine. If the disease has already advanced and hemorrhagic state has set in, there are many homeopathic medicines to stop the hemorrhage, which must be chosen according to symptoms of the individual. Using the same medicine in every case may not be a wise option and might result in failure of the treatment.

In addition to the regular treatment, using juice of Papaya leaves can do lot of good and rapidly raise the platelets. If those leaves are not available in your area, you can use fresh apple juice with few drops of fresh lemon. Do not use synthetic juices. There are several other dietary items that can be of help, which your doctor should advise according to the stage of the disease and needs of your body.

There are other home remedies to lower the fever but going by the advice of the doctor should be preferred rather than going for self treatment.

Homeopathic medicines and treatment for fatigue

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Tiredness makes a person unable to perform well. That is why it is important to treat fatigue as soon as possible. Many people use Western medicine in treating fatigue yet there are also homeopathic remedies that you can consider. Nevertheless, it is necessary to know and understand the cause of the situation in order to find the right homeopathic remedies appropriate for you.
Iron

Anemia is one of the health problems that commonly causes fatigue. This is the result of iron deficiency in such a way that there is insufficient production of red blood cells. In this circumstance problem might occur because the red blood cells is unable to transport oxygen in the body. Inadequate supply of oxygen will make the body tissues tired. In this sense, it is important to consume foods rich in iron such as liver or green beans. On the other hand, iron deficiency is very common to pregnant women or those who have just gave birth.

Homeopathic Medicines for fatigue

Arsenicum

Arsenicum is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals suffering from fatigue in which the symptoms include restlessness, and anxiety combined along with extreme physical weakness. These symptoms appear and disappear in the person on a regular basis. Other physical symptoms during the condition can include the sudden and abrupt appearance of episodes of exhaustion and weakness, if any strenuous physical exertion is undertaken. The other signs are weight loss that the person experiences, the breath may be foul and excretions are produced, the person may also experience burning pains and feels cold at most times due to passing chills. Psychological manifestations of the condition include the development of a fear of disease and death, coupled with emotional insecurity, and dependency. The person also becomes fastidious, and stingy in habits. The condition of the patient will greatly worsen if the skin eruptions are suppressed; the condition is also aggravated from exposure to cold air and weather, during midnight, on the consumption of alcohol. The condition of the patient improves on the other hand when some heat is applied to the body. The appearance of one or any of these symptoms requires the immediate use of Arsenicum as a homeopathic remedy to treat fatigue in the patient.

Carbo veg.

Carbo veg. is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals afflicted with fatigue in which the symptoms include utter physical exhaustion and low vitality and strength. The patient may become extremely listless and sluggish, often experiencing sleepiness on a constant basis. The person is also inert and indifferent to things happening around him or her. The reasons for this state of affairs or the underlying reasons for the fatigue can include exhausting diseases and metabolic disorders, the period following major surgery and any serious or substantial loss of blood or fluid from the body. The presence of toxic substances in the diet can also contribute to this form of disorder. The other physical symptoms of the condition are clammy and cold skin. The breath of the person is very cold. The person may desire to be in fresh air and the outdoors. The circulation of the blood and other body fluids of the person slow down and becomes very sluggish. The body may be bloated and there is a lot of gas produced in the abdomen. The complexion of the person may turn blue. Aggravating factors are fats in the diet, and excessive consumption of alcohol. The person may have a strong liking for coffee. The condition of the patient worsens when exposed to humid weather and conditions, when wearing tight clothes, when eating fats and fatty foods, on consuming milk, when exposed to excess heat. The condition of the patient can improve when he or she is given to belching. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the immediate utilization of Carbo veg. as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the fatigue in the affected individual.

Gelsemium

Gelsemium is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals suffering from fatigue in which the symptoms include emotional and physical weakness along with psychological problems. All initiative is lose as the person loses his will and gives up very easily on anything that he sets his mind on. The underlying reasons for this form of fatigue may be an excess of fear and anticipation about ordeals likely to be faced or the doubts about one’s ability to perform, this form of fatigue can also set in as a result of a viral infection from any type of pathogenic virus. The person appears very dull, and looks drowsy most of the time, he or she is also dizzy and affected constantly, there is trembling, and heaviness in the limbs, the development of muscular weakness is also often observed in the individual. The ability to concentrate is rather impaired and the person loses focus very easily. The eyelids may droop as they become very heavy and affected during the condition, the vision is also dim and there is a dull and persistent headache. Other physical symptoms are the development of soreness in the eyes. The condition of the patient greatly worsens on exposure to hot and humid weather, and if physically or emotionally disturbed in any way. The condition of the patient shows a marked improvement in peaceful and quiet places, when allowed to urinate freely, and on the consumption of some alcohol. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the immediate use of Gelsemium as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the condition in the patient.

Kali phos.

Kali phos. is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals suffering from fatigue in which the symptoms may include weakness and extreme physical and nervous exhaustion, the person becomes very sensitive, and the body is weak, the affected individuals tires rapidly even after minor exertion. The underlying reasons behind this condition are psychological factors such as stress, which is caused by overwork, excessive worry, or over excitement, stress and depression can also be brought on by an exhausting illness which takes a long time to recover from. Physical symptoms of the condition include a low-grade fever and weakness in the musculature. The person affected is given to ready perspiration and sweats profusely and easily when excited. He or she may complain of feeling cold constantly and develop chills and colds. There is also a production of putrid yellow discharges from the body. Psychological symptoms include excessive shyness, being suddenly given to blushing, and the person may desire solitude, the person also does not like to talk and is irritable at most times of the day and the night. The irritability is very high in such persons; there is a tremendous cruelty and malevolence towards members of the family. The person is also given to sudden and unseemly outbursts. The person may work himself or herself into such a rage that they can become speechless with anger. The presence of one or more of these symptoms requires the utilization of Kali phos. as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the individual afflicted by fatigue and exhaustion.

Phosphoricum acidum

Phosphoricum acidum is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals afflicted with fatigue in which the person becomes very sensitive and mild, such individuals are overwhelmed by events, and often suffer from some illness or the other, they may have endured some loss or grief. Such conditions of fatigue is also seen in people who study too much and are workaholics, this type of fatigue can also set in during growth spurts in teenagers, due to the loss of massive amounts of blood or body fluid, and after recovering from anesthetics. The psychological symptoms of such patients include an apparent indifference to everything; the person becomes apathetic and is given to listlessness. The person may also turn deadly quiet, and is given to answering by using single words. Physical weakness is almost always present. The person is affected mentally as well and has a difficulty understanding and thinking about things. Other mental symptoms may be the impaired memory and the struggle to bring out words. The person perspires profusely very easily and is affected by cold and chills. The affected person also has a great desire for refreshing foods and fruits. The condition of the person improves when taking naps or resting. The presence of one or more of these symptoms means Phosphoricum acidum should be used in the homeopathic treatment of the fatigue.

Picric acid

Picric acid is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals afflicted with fatigue in whom the symptoms may include total nervous exhaustion. Psychological signs are the aversion to talking and socializing as well as a great deal of indifference to the surrounding environment, the person finds it difficult to act and to think about or do any activity. The underlying reasons behind this condition could be stress due to mental or psychological strain, caused by apprehensions from forthcoming exams, mental anxiety, some loss or grief suffered, and even chronic conditions like depression, or illnesses such as anemia. Another important condition occurring in such individuals is insomnia and sleeplessness. There is a great deal of physical weakness, and heaviness and even burning sensations along the spinal column, particularly the limbs. The facial features may be really sallow. Any sort of mental exertion or movements of the body can bring on splitting headaches along with the dilation of the pupils. The condition of the patient worsens a great deal after any form of mental or physical exertion, or on being exposed to slight increases in heat and cold. The condition of the patient improves when given cold water. The presence of one or more of the symptoms requires the utilization of Picric acid as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of fatigue in the affected individual.