Archive for April, 2013

Homeopathic Remedies for Nasal Allergies

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

As a person who has suffered with asthma, allergies, and frequent sinus infections for most of my life, I’ve tried nearly every treatment that is available. Over the years, I’ve found that certain homeopathic remedies are far more effective in treating allergies and sinus problems than most prescribed medications.

Although the tendency to develop allergy lies in the body itself (all allergies have a strong genetic angle linked to them), seasonal allergies develop either due to pollens or as a reaction to mold spores .A very promising way of treating this allergy is with Homeopathic medicines .Homeopathy, Not only does it give relief, it also helps in eliminating the disease from the body. Although homeopathic treatment at times can be slightly lengthy but it gives a very lasting cure and does not produce any side-effect like drowsiness and sleepiness.

You must first start by taking care of yourself from the inside out. This means that you should always eat right and exercise. Try to get at least 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables each and every day. Eat plenty of fiber rich foods and stay away from refined sugars and starches. Exercise at least 3 times per week. Taking care of your body in these ways will boost your immune system and help your body to fight off any infections that may develop.

The patient may have to wake up in the middle of the night due to sudden sneezing and dripping. Early morning attacks of sneezing are a very common feature of this kind of allergy. Fatigue may also be present in some patients.

If you have a sinus infection, and not just sinus congestion, you can add one teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the salt water mixture. The addition of the peroxide will kill the bacteria lurking in your sinuses and after using this technique for a few days, you will completely kill the sinus infection and avoid having to make a trip to the doctor to get antibiotics.

Homeopathic Remedies For Viral Fever

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection. A fever occurs when your temperature rises above its normal range. What’s normal for you may be a little higher or lower than the average temperature of 98.6 F. That’s why it’s hard to say just what a fever is. But a “significant” fever is usually defined as an oral or ear temperature of 102 F or a rectal temperature of 103 F. If you’re an adult, a fever may be uncomfortable, but it usually isn’t dangerous unless it rises above 103 F.

Homoeopathic treatment taken well within time can effectively control and even abort the onslaught by these viruses at the initial stages. Homoeopathic medicine can provide a broad spectrum preventive cover for the not-affected ones. A recently introduced medicine, ANAS BARBARIAE, has shown extremely good results in treating influenza. Because of its effectiveness, in Europe it has become an over-the-counter drug. Homoeopathic medicines have an edge over treating viral infections.

If it is brought on by exposure to dry cold winds or chilling of the body after overheat, especially when warm and sweaty it is well indicated. It suits the young and robust and has no relation to the weak and sickly. The never failing characteristics of mental anguish must be present. The attack of fever often terminates with a critical sweat. Veratrum viride. This remedy suits cases similar to Aconite, but it has more arterial excitement and no anxiety.

An excellent fever remedy, it comes in after Aconite when the skin is dry and hot and there is no sweat; the fever seems to burn the patient up,the tongue is dry and red and the patient at first is sleepless and restless, but soon becomes drowsy. There are no blood changes; it is a chronic Aconite or a passive Aconite does to the arteries.

Homeopathic Treatment For Asthma

Monday, April 15th, 2013

People suffering from asthma often have allergic tendencies; a genetic predisposition is common. Constitutional homeopathic care (with the guidance of an experienced professional) can help to improve a person’s general health on deeper levels and possibly reduce the tendency toward asthma. Correctly-chosen remedies can help reduce distress during asthma attacks; however, emergency medical care must be sought in any serious attack. If a person has great difficulty breathing, looks very pale, has bluish lips, or seems to be very weak or in danger of losing consciousness, seek a doctor’s help immediately.

Arsenicum album: A person needing this remedy can feel exhausted, yet be very restless and anxious. Breathing problems tend to be worse while lying down, better when sitting up, and may begin, or be the most intense, between midnight and two a.m. Dry wheezing may progress to a cough that brings up frothy whitish fluid. The person can be thirsty, taking frequent tiny sips. General chilliness is usually seen, with burning pains in the chest and heat in the head. Warmth often brings improvement.

Carbo vegetabilis: This remedy may be indicated when a person feels weak or faint with a hollow sensation in the chest. Coughing jags can lead to gagging. The person may be very cold (especially hands and feet), yet feel a need for moving air, wanting to sit beside a fan or open window. Gas and digestive upset are also likely, and sitting up and burping offers some relief. Feeling worse in the evening, and worse from talking, eating, or lying down are other indications for this remedy.

Chamomilla: Asthma with a dry, hard, irritating cough that starts after being exposed to moving air, or after becoming overexcited and angry, may be helped with this remedy. The cough is often worse around nine p.m., and may continue into the night. The person seems hypersensitive and may be extremely irritable and agitated. (Children may even shriek and hit, though they often calm down if someone carries them.)

Ipecacuanha: Coughing spasms that lead to retching or vomiting strongly indicate this remedy. Wheezing can come on suddenly with a feeling of suffocation and heaviness in the chest. Mucus collects in breathing tubes, but the person has difficulty coughing much out. The person may sweat a lot and feel clammy or nauseous, be worse from motion, and sometimes worse from warmth.

Natrum sulphuricum: This remedy is sometimes indicated when asthma attacks are brought on by exposure to mold and dampness. The person may hold the chest while coughing, because it feels so weak. Wheezing and breathing difficulties are aggravated by exertion, and episodes tend to be worse in the very early morning.

Nux vomica: Indications for this remedy include a tense, constricted feeling in the chest during asthma attacks, with pressure in the stomach. Problems are often worse in the morning. Overindulgence in stimulants, alcohol, sweets, or strong spicy food can bring on or aggravate an episode. Both physical effort and mental exertion can make things worse, and warmth and sleep often bring relief. A person needing this remedy is typically very irritable and impatient, with a general feeling of chilliness.

Homeopathic Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Frequent urination is an medically referred to as urinary incontinence and it is a condition in which a patient is unable to control the movements of the bladder. The condition can grow to be very irritating and, in certain situations, socially embarrassing. The common causes may include prolonged retention, diabetes and numerous other underlying medical conditions.

Aconitum apellus: This remedy is often useful when a person feels anxious both before and during urination, with hot, scanty urine, and a burning or spasmodic feeling in the outlet of the bladder. It can also be helpful if retention of urine occurs after a person has been very cold and chilled, or after a shaking experience.

Apis mellifica: This remedy is indicated when the person frequently needs to urinate, but only small quantities are passed. Stinging and burning sensations are felt (especially with the last few drops) and the person may also experience soreness in the abdomen. Heat and touch make the symptoms worse, and cold applications, cool bathing, and open air bring relief. A lack of thirst is another indication that Apis may be needed.

Belladonna: This remedy may be beneficial if urging to urinate is frequent and intense, and the bladder feels very sensitive. A cramping or writhing sensation may be felt in the bladder area. Small amounts of highly-colored urine pass. (This remedy is sometimes helpful if a person passes small amounts of blood and no serious cause can be found on medical examination.)

Berberis vulgaris: Cystitis with twinges of cutting pain, or a burning feeling that extends to the urethra and its opening, may indicate a need for this remedy. The passage may also burn at times when no attempt at urination is being made. After emptying the bladder, the person feels as if some urine still remains inside. Urging and discomfort are often worse from walking.

Cantharis: Strong urging to urinate—with cutting pains that are felt before the urine passes, as well as during and after—may indicate a need for this remedy. Only several drops pass at a time, with a scalding sensation. The person may feel as if the bladder has not been emptied, still feeling a constant urge to urinate.

Borax: This remedy can be helpful for cystitis with smarting pain in the urinary opening and aching in the bladder, with a feeling that the urine is retained. Children may cry or shriek, afraid to urinate because they know the pain is coming. Borax is often indicated for people who are sensitive to noise and inclined toward motion sickness.

Homeopathy for Back Pain

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Homeopathic medicine is one of the overlooked treasures of natural healing you can turn to when suffering from pain. Often distributed in liquid tinctures or lactose sugar pellets, homeopathic remedies are a safe and easy way to treat yourself with little-to-no side effects.

This is done by paying close attention to the details of your condition, and looking at a list of remedies to see which one has the most in common with the symptoms you are experiencing.

Homeopathic medicines are generally distributed as pellets or liquids, and are found online and at many health food stores and pharmacies around the country. If you decide to use pellets, take as prescribed on the bottle. For liquid forms, a dropper is used, and dosage is measured in drops.

The Newton ‘Aches and Pains Relief Complex’ is a good clinical homeopathic remedy for backache from causes such as strains, nerve injury or pulls from strenuous workouts.

For those with shooting neck pain, belladonna is the choice. Guaiacum is also a great remedy for stiff neck due to cold or draft. And for those with chronic neck pain due to spondylosis, Calc Carb is the best choice. And Newton’s ‘Muscle Ease’ is a simple remedy for those who have muscle tension, due to stress and overexertion.