Archive for January, 2014

Homeopathic remedies and homeopathy treatment for belly pain.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Belly pain is a feeling of discomfort along with pain in the part of the body between lower chest and pelvis. The abdominal cavity consist various structures like stomach, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, kidney, cecum, appendix,  ureter, spleen and also possesses abdominal muscles. The whole abdomen is divided in to 9 regions which are, right hypochondrium, epigastrium, left hypochondrium, right lumber, umbilical, left lumber, right iliac, hypogastrium and left iliac. A person can feel pain in any of these regions.

Causes of Belly Pain:

  • Peptic ulcer – Mucosal ulceration near the acid bearing regions of the gastrointestinal tract, pain characteristically sharply circumscribed to an area about 1 inch in diameter between xephoid and umbilicus.
  • Cholecystitis – Attacks of epigastric pain with tenderness over gall bladder.
  • Carcinoma of pancreas – mid gastric pain, steady and dull or paroxysmal colicky pain
  • Carcinoma stomach – Daily discomfort along with pain in the belly
  • Acute appendicitis – Severe colicky pain initially felt in umbilical region and after few hours the pain localizes to the right iliac fossa.
  • Acute pancreatitis – Severe backache and tenderness in the epigastrium
  • Irritable bowel syndrome – Post prandial type of pain which is related to meal
  • Hiatus hernia – Causes epigastric pain.
  • Abdominal angina – Due to chronic intestinal ischemia in which there is post prandial pain usually cramping and radiates to the back.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pain but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for belly pain treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some useful medicines are given below for the treatment of belly pain:

  • Nux vom – One of the best remedy for belly pain especially due to indigestion
  • Colocynthis – belly pain which is better by bending double or by hard pressure.
  • Pulsatilla – belly pain which is caused after taking rich food, pastry
  • Natrum carb – belly pain which is relieved by eating
  • Cuprum met. – Violent spasms which is aggravated by cold drinks.
  • Croton tig – gripping pain in abdomen which is associated with profuse watery diarrhea
  • Chamomilla – Spasmodic belly pain especially after anger
  • Dioscorea – Pain in umbilical region which is better by bending backward

Homeopathic remedies for food allergy

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Food allergy is a reaction of the body’s immune system to some foods. Many people think they have a food allergy when it is food intolerance. Intolerance is caused by digestion problems, such as lactose or milk intolerance. A food allergy can cause severe symptoms. Food intolerance symptoms are rarely serious. The immune system reacts to certain proteins found in foods. It treats them as harmful to the body and tries to fight them off by releasing chemicals and histamins. This is what starts the allergic symptoms.
Diagnosis of food allergy mainly consist history of food, and physical examination. Skin tests, elimination diet, food challenge, and blood tests are also done to confirm food allergies.
Symptoms of food allergy:
• Itching of the lips, mouth, and throat
• Swelling of the throat
• Abdominal cramping and distension
• Diarrhea
• Colic
• Gastrointestinal bleeding
• Protein-losing enteropathy
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat food allergy but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat food allergy that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of food allergy:
Phosphorous, Nux Vomica, Arsenic Album, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Argentum Nitricum, Colchicum, Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Flour, Ferrum Met, Ledum Pal, Lycopodium, Merc Cor, Berberis Vulgaris, Natrum Mur, Natrum Sulph, Lachesis, Causticum, Carbo Animalis, and many other medicines.

Homeopathy medicine, and homeopathic treatment of asthma.

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Asthma is a syndrome of variable airflow obstruction. It is characterized pathologically by bronchial inflammation with marked eosinophil infiltration, physiologically by bronchial hyperactivity, and clinically by variable cough, chest tightness, and wheeze. Asthma occurs when the linings of the lung’s bronchial airway become inflamed or swollen, usually due to allergies, airborne irritants or cold weather.  These airways carry oxygen to the blood, and the length of severity of an attack can be fatal.

The diagnosis of asthma is made on the basis of complete history, perceptible sign and symptoms, and proper laboratory investigations.

Homeopathic treatment of asthma

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat asthma but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to cure asthma that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of asthma:

Blatta orient. – Remarkable remedy for the complaints of asthmatic patients, complaints get worse in rainy season, cough with much pus like mucus.

Aspidosperma – stimulates respiratory center, and removes temporary obstruction, also useful in cardiac asthma.

Ipecauc – cough with violent wheezing; chest feels full of phlegm, but does not come out on coughing; acts well in cases of asthma in children, child becomes stiff with blue face

Kali carb – asthma symptoms worse from 3.AM – 5AM; pain in chest with dry hard cough; scanty , offensive and tenacious cough; wheezing ameliorated in warm weather

Lachesis – asthma symptoms worse after sleep; after taking sour things.

Thuja – asthma in children; face become pale, sickly, and shiny, asthma following vaccination

Sulphur – asthma with difficult respiration; worse mid night and morning; craves open and fresh air

Nux Vomica – attacks of asthma in the morning; with fullness of abdomen after eating

Carbo veg- well marked remedy for asthma in old patients; great perspiration; patient wants fanning all the time; cough spasmodic with vomiting and gagging all the time

Arsenic album – asthma worse midnight; burning sensation in the chest; fears suffocation; unable to lie down; well marked wheezing.

Homeopathic treatment for Arthritis

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Arthritis is termed as inflammation of the joint which is often associated with pain, stiffness and limitation of movement of affected joint. There are various forms of arthritis like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis; gout etc. pain is the most common feature of arthritis. Joints, muscles, ligament, cartilage and tendons are mainly affected in this kind of disorder.

Homeopathic cure of arthritis – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat arthritis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for arthritis cure that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of arthritis:

  • Bryonia Alba. – Pain with inflammation which, is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest.
  • Ledum pal. – Excellent remedy for gout and rheumatism which is of ascending nature, better by cold application.
  • Rhus Tox. – Pain aggravated by first movement, damp weather and better by continuous motion.
  • Colchicum – pain worse by motion touch or mental effort, better by warmth and rest.
  • Kalmia lot. – descending type of pain, pain with palpitation of heart and slow pulse
  • Guaiacum. – Gouty abscesses of joints, pain relieved by cold bath and cold application.
  • Calcaria Carb. – Arthritic swelling, knee pain especially in fleshy people which is worse by cold.
  • Benzoic acid – gouty concretions of joints, knee pain due to abnormal deposition of uric acid
  • Hypericum. – Remarkable remedy for rheumatoid arthritis has outstanding action over nerve pain.

Homeopathic remedies for pancreatitis

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas, occurs in acute and chronic forms and may be due to edema, necrosis, or hemorrhage. In men this disease is commonly associated with alcoholism, trauma, or peptic ulcer; in women, it’s linked to biliary tract disease. The prognosis is good when pancreatitis follows biliary tract disease, but poor when it follows alcoholism. Acute pancreatitis results from the leakage of pancreatic enzymes into pancreatic tissue, leading to autodigestion. Because acute pancreatitis is more common than chronic pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis is the common than chronic pancreatitis.
Causes:

  • Alcohol
  • Gallstones
  • Idiopathic causes
  • Post operative causes
  • After endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Trauma
  • Metabolic causes (renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, acute fatty liver of pregnancy)
  • Hereditary causes
  • Infections (mumps, mycoplasma, echovirus)
  • Vasculitis (SLE, necrotizing angilitis)
  • Ampulla of vater obstruction (Crohn’s disease, duodenal diverticulitis, penetrating duodenal ulcer)
  • Drugs
  • Hypotension may be present in as many as half of the patients; it results from vasodilatation, myocardial depressant factor, and the loss of plasma and blood in to the retroperitonium.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pancreas affections but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat pancreas affections that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of pancreas affections:
Phosphorous; Iris; Spongia; belladonna; Conium; pulsatilla; Nux Vomica; Mercurius; kali iod; colocynth; Carbo Animalis; Calcaria Ars; Baryta Mur and many other important medicines.

Homeopathic remedies for Anemia

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Anemia is a condition in which concentration of red blood cells or hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying pigment) is below normal.
This reduction of blood cells may be caused by blood loss, increased destruction or decreased production.
Iron deficiency anemia – this is the most common form of anemia, iron is very essential for the bone marrow in the production of hemoglobin. Common cause of iron deficiency anemia is depletion of iron stores due to
Prolonged or heavy menses
Chronic blood loss due to an ulcer
Pregnancy
Deficiency of iron in diet
Colorectal cancer
Erosive gastritis
Loss of blood due to hemorrhoids
Symptoms of anemia
Weakness
Fatigue
Dizziness
Shortness of breath
Rapid breathing
Rapid heart rate
Lack of vital energy
Chest pain
Palpitation
Pale appearance
Low blood pressure
As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat anemia that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of anemia:

• Acetic acid – anemia with pale face and marked debility, frequent spells of fainting, and vomiting. Profuse urination and sweat
• Ferrum phos – anemia due to lack of iron, it promotes synthesis of hemoglobin.
• Calcaria phos – anemia in children who are pale but flabby, frequent attacks of tonsillitis
• Kali carb – lack of RBC’s in blood, weakness along with menstrual disturbances at the time of puberty, milky white skin with great debility, bloated face, with swelling above eyelids.
• Lecithinum – remarkable remedy for the cases of anemia, increases the number of red blood corpuscles and amount of hemoglobin
• Natrum Mur – pale face with palpitation, excellent remedy for anemia especially after malaria.
• Calcaria Ars – improves the condition of anemia by enhancing the number of red bold corpuscles and hemoglobin in the short time period.
• Pulsatilla – well known medicine for iron deficiency anemia
• Arsenic album – anemia with great prostration, weakness and restlessness, after malaria
• Nux Vomica – anemia caused due to indigestion, especially in those people who have sedentary life habits or given to high living

Homeopathic remedies for abdominal pain.

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Abdominal pain is a feeling of discomfort along with pain in the part of the body between lower chest and pelvis. The abdominal cavity consist various structures like stomach, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, kidney, cecum, appendix, ureter, spleen and also possesses abdominal muscles.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pain but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for abdominal pain treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some useful medicines are given below for the treatment of abdominal pain:
Nux vom – One of the best remedy for abdominal pain especially due to indigestion
Colocynthis – Abdominal pain which is better by bending double or by hard pressure.
Pulsatilla – Abdominal pain which is caused after taking rich food, pastry
Natrum carb – Abdominal pain which is relieved by eating
Cuprum met – Violent spasms which is aggravated by cold drinks.
Croton tig – gripping pain in abdomen which is associated with profuse watery diarrhea
Chamomilla – Spasmodic abdominal pain especially after anger
Dioscorea – Pain in umbilical region which is better by bending backward

Causes of chest pain, including homeopathic remedies

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Chest pain is a feeling of discomfort and/or pain anywhere in the front part of body between neck and upper part of the abdomen. It can occur in many different mild to life threatening disorders.
Causes of chest pain:
Angina pectoris – It is a discomfort resulting from acute myocardial ischemia, which occurs when myocardial oxygen demand exceeds supply. Pain is usually retrosternal for a short time period. It often increases on exertion and becomes better by rest.
Myocardial infraction – In the condition of myocardial infraction (heart attack), chest pain is usually retrosternal but may be pericardial. It can also radiate down arms or back and abdomen. This is a medical emergency. A feeling of oppression is also often present.
Pericarditis – is inflammation around heart, in percardium, pain often occurs at the center part of the chest.
Gastroesophagial reflux disease – Caused by failure of the sphincter at the cardiac end of esophagus. The acid from stomach regurgitates in food pipe, causing burning pain in chest.
Pulmonary embolism – A blood clot getting stuck in lungs can cause sudden intense pain, often occurs after surgical procedure.
Pneumothorax – In the condition of Pneumothorax there is air in the pleural cavity.
Pneumonia – is a common cause of chest pain and the exact location. The pain is often referred to as stitching pain.
Costochondritis – There is inflammation at the junction of ribs and sternum.
Other causes of chest pain – Include hiatus hernia, mediastinal emphysema, aortic valve disease, tenderness of the muscles of the chest wall, peptic ulcer, gallbladder disease, stress, thyroid disorder, heavy workout after meal, alcohol and smoking etc.
There are many homeopathic remedies which cover the symptoms of chest pain and can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment of chest pain, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of chest pain:
Arnica mont. – Chest pain with sore and bruised feeling.
Ranunculus b. – Good remedy for intercostal rheumatism, sharp stitching pain in the chest along with dyspnoea.
Rhus tox. – Pains extend to the shoulders, worse by initial motion and cold-damp weather, better continued motion and warmth.
Kali carb. – Stitching pain in the chest, which gets worse between 2-3 A.M
Actea racemosa. – Pain worse on the right side.
Rumex c. – Sharp stitching pain through the left lung, often with cough.
Bryonia – Chest pain is of stitching, burning and stabbing in nature, is worse by motion and better by rest and pressure. Thirst for large quantities of water and dryness of mucous membranes often accompanies.
Stannum – Knife like stitches, worse on bending forward and left side.
Aconite – Chest pain due to pneumonia of first stage along with anxiety and restlessness.

Homeopathic remedies for Insomnia or sleeplessness

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Insomnia or Sleeplessness: Difficulty in sleeping or inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when this is a problem that continues over time.
There are three types of Insomnia: Transiet or sort term insomnia, Intermittent or on and off insomnia and chronic or constant insomnia.
Insomnia is found in males and females of all age groups, although it seems to be more common in females (especially after menopause) and in the elderly. The ability to sleep, rather than the need for sleep, appears to decrease with advancing age.
Transient Insomnia- Insomnia lasting from a single night to a few weeks is referred to as transient. Temporary insomnia usually is due to situational changes, such as travel and stressful events. It lasts for less than a week or until the stressful event is resolved. Short-term insomnia lasts for 1-3 weeks, Chronic Insomnia- Insomnia is considered to be chronic if it occurs on most nights and lasts a month or more. Chronic insomnia continues for more than 3 weeks.
Insomnia may also be classified into:
Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause problems during the day, such as tiredness, a lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and irritability.
Insomnia patients generally complain of:
Patients with insomnia are evaluated with the help of a medical history and a sleep history. Specialized sleep studies may be recommended in Secondary insomnia, to find the medical condition.
Conventional treatment:
Transient insomnia can be treated by altering some changes in the lifestyle, or counseling may help.
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. After a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. Homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of symptoms, cause, family history and constitution of the person affected. Considering all these factors any of the below listed (or some other) homeopathic medicine may be indicated and helpful in this condition.

None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice.
Reportorial rubric
[Kent] Sleep, Sleeplessness
[Murphy] Sleep, Insomnia
[Boericke] Nervous system, Sleep, Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
[Boenninghausen's] Sleep, Sleeplessness
Nux vomica, Opium, Coffea cruda, Ambra grisea, Hyoscyamus niger,Sulphur, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Arsenic album, Argenticum nitricum;
Gelsemium, Ignatia amara, Magnesium carbonica, Cocculus indica, Aconitum napellus, Arnica Montana, Causticum, Ferrum metallicum, Muriaticum acidum, Tabacum, Senecio jacobaea;

Homeopathic treatment for Back Pain of Children

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Back pain or backache is defined as pain or discomfort felt in the upper, middle and lower back, arising from structures in the back like muscles, nerves, bones or ligament.
Back is divided into three major parts – upper, middle and lower. Depending upon the location, back pain is classified as Upper Back Pain (affecting the area of cervical and thoracic spine), Middle Back Pain (affecting the area of dorsal spine), andLower Back Pain or Lumbago (affecting the area of lumbo-sacral spine).
Until recently, a complaint of back pain in children was considered uncommon. It was usually associated with certain medical conditions such as spine curvature, tumor, infection etc. however, more recently, reports of back pain is much more common among children.
There are many homeopathic remedies which cover the symptoms of back pain and lumbago and can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment of back pain, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important homeopathic remedies for the treatment of back pain in children are given below:
Rhus Tox. – Muscular pain, when pain is relieved by walking and worse at rest or at first motion. There is marked stiffness and warm application gives relief.
Brynoia Alba. – When the pain is worse on every movement and better by absolute rest and pressure.
Hypericum – Excellent remedy for nerve pain especially after surgery or injury.
Colocynthis- Pain in the back is so severe that makes patient unable to walk or stand which finally settles down on the upper part of the thigh and buttock. Bending forward often ameliorates.
Kali Carb. – Lumbosacral backache, pain goes down the back to the legs. Pains, stitching, darting, worse during rest and lying on affected side.
Nux Vomica – Backache due to chill, which aggravate in the morning and better from heat. Especially suited to people working for long hours in an air-conditioned office and sitting in a chair for long periods. Irritability is often increased.
Arnica Mont. – Acute pain after an injury along with sore bruised feeling. Slight touch aggravates.
Actea Racemosa – Pain in the muscles with intense restlessness and sleeplessness. It is particularly applicable in rheumatism affecting the bellies of the muscles. Another use of this remedy is in the condition known as spinal irritation, it is indicated when upper and lower cervical vertebrae, particularly latter, are sensitive to pressure
Gnaphalium. – Sharp cutting pain in anterior cervical nerve, aggravation on lying down and relieved when sitting.
Aesculus Hip. – For persons with haemorrhoidal tendencies, and who suffer with gastric, bilious or catarrhal troubles. Severe dull backache in lumbo-sacral articulation; more or less constant; affecting sacrum and hips.