Archive for February, 2012

Homeopathic Treatment for Weight Loss

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Almost one quarter of Americans are obese and other countries, as they develop, are seeing a big increase in obesity. There are very many treatments available on the market for weight loss but many are associated with side effects and toxicity problems. The one exception is homeopathy. There are around 200 homeopathic remedies for obesity and the choice of remedy is largely dependent on the unique and individual complete case history of the patient. This makes homeopathy so special. The right remedy is custom made for a particular patient. In dealing with the problem, it goes to the very root of it, is gentle on the body and takes into account the emotional and psychological aspects of a patient. Homeopathy delivers the remedy in minute but effective doses making it free from any side effects.

Scientists have put forward theories to explain how highly diluted homeopathic medicines actually produce results. Quantum physics may helop explain this in so far as electromagnetic energy contained in the remedies may influence the body on some level. Researchers in the area of physical chemistry have put forward a proposal called the ”memory of water” theory, whereby the structure of the water-alcohol solution is somehow changed by the remedy during the process of dilution and retains this structure even after none of the actual substance remains.

In terms of some of the remedies used, an example is the Phytolacca berry which may be chosen if the patient’s weight gain is as a result of a sluggish metabolism. Or alternatively Fucus Vesiculosus could be selected when the patient has thyroid problem. This remedy also helps with constipation and it is helpful in burning fat. Calcarea carbonicum may be chosen if the patient is of fair complexion and is fatty and flabby. In Homeopathy the choice of remedy relies on the complete symptom pattern of the patient.

Homeopathic Treatment For Genital Warts

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions.

Warts are present on face, neck & upper extremities, male genitalia, canthi, fingers. They are black & fleshy, hard & horny, sometimes inflamed & painful; the warts tend to suppurate. Giving an odour of stale cheese. The skin is icy cold to touch with cold & profuse perspiration. Development of warts in patient having history of suppression of eruption & perspiration. Development of warts in individual with scrofoulous diathesis with faulty development of bones. It has a typical physically constitution, i.e. fat, flabby, fair, perspiring, cold & damp.

Warts : round, soft at base, almost the colour of skin; upper surface hard, rough, whitish, horny. Wart appears, itches, bleeds & disappears. Warts : inflamed; stinging; suppurating; form ulcers. Warts thickly studding mouths of sheep. Calc. suits phlegmatic people; large head & features; pale skin & chalky look. Better dry weather, from being touched. Worse milk: from suppressed perspiration.

Homeopathic Treatment Of Enlargement Of Liver

Monday, February 13th, 2012

There are lots of medicines which can help in stopping liver enlargement. Some of them are :

Chelidonium

The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia. Taken altogether, Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher’s great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.

Podophyllum

The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called “vegetable mercury.” There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.

Digitalis

When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.

Myrica cerifera

Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offensive, tenacious mucus. Dull pain in right side below the ribs no appetite, and desire for acids; unrefreshing sleep.

Homeopathic Symptoms and Remedies For Joint Pain

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Homeopathy is a natural, safe and effective way to treat joint pain. It can provide adjunct care to musculoskeletal conditions and contribute to healing based on the underlying cause of pain. The physical symptoms of joint pain can be described as burning, swelling, aching, throbbing, shooting, stiff and hot. After you rule out causes of joint pain that need urgent attention, homeopathic remedies may be able to alleviate your acute and chronic joint pain.

Acute Pain

For sudden onset of trauma to the joints, Arnica is the first homeopathic remedy to try. It relieves soreness in the area of injury, reduces chance of swelling and bruising in the joint and helps calm you down from the shock of the injury. Belladonna is the next remedy to use for sharp acute pain and inflammation in the joints accompanied by swelling, heat, redness and spasm. Apis is another remedy for acute joint pain that has a stinging and burning quality but wanders from place to place with swelling around the joints. Pullsatilla can also be used for joint pain that moves around. Take pulsatilla when migrating pain in the joint flares up powerfully and then suddenly disappears.

Aconite

Limbs - Numbness and tingling, shooting pains, Hot hands and cold feet. Rheumatic inflammation of joints, worse at night, red shining swelling, very sensitive. Legs powerless, feel tired during repose.
Hip-joint and thigh feel lame, especially after lying down. Knees unsteady, disposition of foot to turn. Weak and lax ligaments of all joints. Painless cracking of all joints Sensation as if drops of water trickled down the thigh
Back: Stiffness in nape of neck. Pain in the back, prevents taking deep inspiration. Bruised pain between shoulders and sacrum.

Under Modalities (things that make symptoms feel better or worse) it lists:Worse from being chilled by cold winds, dry weather, while sweating. Worse from pressure…

Bryonia

Often indicated in injury of the joints when Arnica fails. The Bryonia patient is irritable.

Limbs - Joints red, swollen, hot with stitches and tearing [pain], worse on least movement. Swelling of elbow. Every spot is painful on pressure. … Sciatica better lying quietly on painful side. Knees stiff and painful. Knees totter and bend under him when walking. Hot swelling of feet. Pins and needles in soles, preventing walking.
Back – Painful stiffness of neck. Lumbago worse stooping. Stitches and stiffness in small of back. From sudden changes of weather. Pain in the small of back worse walking or turning.

Modalities - Better from lying on painful side, pressure, rest, cold things. Better from bandaging, cool open air, being quiet, cloudy damp days. Worse from least motion, raising up, stooping, coughing, exertion, deep breathing. Worse from dry cold or heat, becoming hot in room, hot weather.

Homeopathic Treatment For Allergic Rhinitis

Wednesday, February 1st, 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.

Treatment

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.