Archive for January, 2014

Osteoporosis and its remedies by Homeopathy

Friday, January 10th, 2014

As we know, there are 206 bones in our body which are exquisitely and perfectly set to keep our skeleton in good shape and in a healthy condition. A healthy skeleton reflects the good health of our body.
Today everyone is worried about his health and does his best to keep his body free from diseases. Some are focused on avoiding heart diseases, diabetes or hypertension, others think of avoiding cancer by regular screening tests. However, fewer people think or worry about keeping their bones in healthy condition. Ones are a live part of our body. They can also breathe. Like skin and muscles they are tissues. Normally bones are composed of a hard and solid outer shell surrounding the connecting plates and rods of bones within which lies the bone marrow.
Between ages 20-30 our bone building cycle is in balance. Bones are breaking down and rebuilding at the same rate and their overall strength remains the same. But when an individual approaches middle age, the bones become weaker. We never notice it until finally we start developing a stoop, get occasional backache and lose weight. This is because our spinal vertebrae become weak and collapse under our body weight – resulting in curved spine.
“Osteo” means bones and “Porosis” means spongy or porous. Failure of absorption of calcium and phosphorous in bone marrow result in the reduction of bone mass and this condition is called osteoporosis. It means bones break easily. Osteoporosis is a slow progressive skeletal disease characterized by gradual loss of calcium. It occurs if a person does not have enough strong bone mass by age 30, before bone loss begins or if bone loss after age 30 happens too fast.
Although homoeopathic medicines do not reverse any existing bone loss, they help to ease the pain of bones, help the bones to heal from any breaks or fractures, and allow the absorption of essential minerals and nutrients to prevent bone loss. There are numerous homoeopathic remedies to combat osteoporosis.
Calcarea carbonica may be indicated when fatigue, restlessness, chills, back painand puffy joints are seen. The symptoms are known to worsen if the weather is coldand damp. Anxious, chilly, perspire during sleep, crave sweets.
Phosphorus is another homoeopathic remedy that is used for people who are typically hypersensitive to lights, odors, sounds. Affectionate, craving cold drinks, ice cream, seasoned food. Often tall and skinny.
Calcarea phosphorica is used for people who are restless, desire change, grow too rapidly, crave smoked meat, salty food. They get exhausted very easily when undertaking any physical activity. Bone spurs or calcium deposits often develop and recovery from fractures is extremely slow.
Calcarea flourica is another remedy which helps in strengthening the bones. It is needed in cases of malnutrition of bones. Worse on beginning motion, and better from warmth. Fear of poverty.

Homeopathic treatment for Cholesterol

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Cholesterol is fat, or lipid. It is also a sterol, from which steroid hormones are made. If you held cholesterol in your hand, you would see a waxy substance that resembles the very fine scrapings of a whitish-yellow candle. Cholesterol flows through your body via your bloodstream, but this is not a simple process. Because lipids are oil-based and blood is water-based, they don’t mix. If cholesterol were simply dumped into your bloodstream, it would congeal into unusable globs. To get around this problem, the body packages cholesterol and other fats into minuscule protein-covered particles called lipoproteins (lipid protein) that do mix easily with blood. The proteins used are known as apolipoproteins.
The fat in these particles is made up of cholesterol and triglycerides and a third material, phospholipids, which helps make the whole particle stick together. Triglycerides are a particular type of fat that have three fatty acids attached to an alcohol called glycerol —–hence the name. They compose about 90 % of the fat in the food you eat. The body needs triglycerides for energy, but as with cholesterol, too much is bad for the arteries and the heart.
Role of Homeopathic treatment in the complaints related to abnormal cholesterol level
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 maintain cholesterol level but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several medicines are available for cholesterol related abnormal symptoms treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation, modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some following head remedies are given below which are quite helpful to treat the symptoms and condition related to abnormal cholesterol level:
Baryta Mur, Aurum Mur, Plumbum Iod, Baryta Iod, Crataegus, Thiosinaminum, Natrum Iod, Strontium Carb, Vanadium, Aurum Met, Aurum Iod and many other medicines.

Homeopathic remedies and homeopathy treatment for Common cold

Monday, January 6th, 2014

The common cold is the most frequent infection in all age groups. Children especially contract a lot of colds. Colds are caused by a viral infection that effects the respiratory system. Colds often respond well to homeopathic remedies which is a tremendous advantage over modern medicine which has no cure for the common cold. Homeopaths generally advise that a cold or two every year is not a bad thing, as it “cleans out” the system and hence, the adage: don’t cure a cold, let a cold cure you. Still others say that you never know what your “innocent/ordinary” cold might erupt into–a flu, a pneumonia? Consequently, if you see a clear remedy picture, you might be safer giving the remedy than risking what may be down the line. Jim Henson, creator of “Sesame Street”, died from a cold gone horribly wrong. If you are finding that you are having more than two colds a year it would be advised to seek help from a professional homeopath to strengthen your immune system. Homeopathy emphasises treating the underlying imbalance in the immune system rather than simply fighting the infection–although in the moment, fighting the infection may be the priority. Note that some of the remedies below say, “for the first stage of the cold”. So, don’t wait around to see what your cold is going to do, or you might miss the opportunity to give Aconite or Belladonna or some other first-stage remedy, which may have been your only chance to prescribe with confidence for the duration of the cold.

Homeopathic treatment of cholera

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Cholera (also known as Asiatic cholera or epidemic cholera is an acute enterotoxin-mediated gastrointestinal infection caused by the gram negative bacillus Vibrio cholera, It promotes fluid and electrolyte loss and, possibly, hypovolemic shock, metabolic acidosis, and death. A similar bacterium, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, causes food poisoning.
Some people infected with cholera bacteria have no symptoms, although these people are still a potential source of infection because the bacteria pass out of the body in their feces. When symptoms do occur they may appear anywhere between six hours and five days after the initial infection with the bacteria. The most common symptom of cholera is mild diarrhoea, and in about 10 % cases the symptoms are severe, with profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting. In such cases fluid loss may be substantial, as much as quart, of fluid per hour, which can lead to rapid dehydration. The dehydration itself causes additional symptoms and signs, including a dry mouth and mucus membrane, thirst, lethargy, rapid heart rate, and leg cramps. If not treated, severe dehydration can be fatal within hours.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat cholera but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat cholera 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 cholera:
Veratrum album – violent vomiting with continues nausea; great prostration; vomiting of food, of acid, bitter, white, or yellow-green mucus. Vomiting, with diarrhea and pressure in the pit of the stomach; while vomiting the abdomen is painfully contracted; vomiting whenever he moves or drink; nausea with violent thirst. Aethusa cynapium – violent vomiting (in children) of curdled milk; of green mucus; violent vomiting with diarrhea; green mucus, or bloody substance; sensation of coldness in the abdomen; black bluish swelling of the abdomen; loose stool preceded by cutting in the abdomen; with tenesmus in the morning, after rising; diarrhea-discharges green, thin, bilious, with violent tenesmus; bloody stools
Carbo veg – Carbo veg is indicated in collapse stage of cholera; frequent vomiting and diarrhea; vomiting of sour, bilious, and bloody masses; frequent, involuntary, cadaverous smelling stool, followed by burning; collapse with Hippocratic face, body is icy cold.
Ipecauc – nausea, very easy, copious vomiting and sudden profuse rice water like stool; loud noise in the abdomen like gurgling of water; coldness and cramps in the body, it is a valuable remedy in cholera.
Secale cor – for the last stage of cholera; when the patient desires to keep cool; Patient is almost pulse less and cold; and averse to being covered.
Phosphorous – violent thirst for cold water, but vomits it immediately or as soon as it becomes warm in stomach; hiccough after eating, making the pit of stomach sore and aching; profuse diarrhea, pouring away as from a hydrant; rumbling in abdomen and debility, as a sequel to cholera.
Nicotine – thirstlessness; without vomiting or diarrhea, with icy-cold forehead, and without any sign of action in the vegetative muscles; slow, irregular, intermittent pulse; oppressed breathing; anxiety about the chest; icy coldness from the knees to the toes.

Homeopathic remedies for Acid Reflux

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Stomach produces gastric juices (acid and enzymes) for the digestion process. Acid reflux is a medical condition in which there is back flow of gastric juices/ acids from the stomach to esophagus. Too much reflex can cause the stomach acids to burn the esophagus and can result in to serious complications. The esophageal sphincter lies at the junction where the stomach and the esophagus join; lower esophageal sphincter plays a most important role in acid reflux condition. This sphincter allows food to enter the stomach and it prevents the reflux of acidic stomach contents back in to esophagus, as a result of malfunctioning of lower esophageal sphincter, condition like acid reflux develops.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat acid reflux symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for the treatment of acid reflux symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities 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 to treat acid reflux symptoms:
China
Abdominal discomfort which is only relieved by belching. Sour and bitter eructations or offensive flatus, Worse at night and night after meals is an important key note of this remedy
Natrum Phos
Hyperacidity, sour smelling sweats, acid condition of stomach with nausea and vomiting of acrid fluid, Sour eructations, Vomiting of sour fluid like vinegar. Ulceration of stomach with sour risings
Pulsatilla
Dryness of the mouth, putrid taste in the morning on walking and a sensation as if food had lodged under the sternum are characteristic symptoms of this remedy. Tongue coated with thick rough white fur; acidity and heart burn is well marked in this remedy.
Phosphorus
Remarkable medicine for the symptoms of acid reflux, heart burn and constant burning in the stomach, regurgitation of food, Craving for cold food which is vomited as soon as it becomes hot in the stomach, Spitting of blood without nausea is also common in this remedy.
Calcaria Carb
Burning sensation in the stomach, acrid eructations; feeling of pressure over the stomach with vomiting of food and mucus.
Ipecac
Complaints with nausea or vomiting and excessive flatulence, It is suitable in pregnancy also.
Nux vomica
Symptoms of acid reflux with flatulence and much acidity but without nausea and vomiting, tongue is coated with creamy fur, stomach is generally out of order.
Aesculus Hip
Excellent remedy for such complaints, great burning distress, pressure as from stone in the pit of stomach; empty eructations of wind.
Staphisagria
Acid reflux symptoms caused by smoking.
Ferrum met
Remarkable remedy for acid reflux, vomiting only of food after eating and drinking.

Homeopathic remedies for anxiety

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Anxiety is a normal response to stressful events or we can say that it is an alarm mechanism to prepare an individual for a physical response to perceived danger. Anxiety can be a feature of various medical conditions like hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, caffenism etc. anxiety symptoms are considered clinically important when they are abnormally severe, usually prolonged, when causes impairment in social or occupational functioning.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat anxiety but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for anxiety treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities 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 anxiety treatment:
Pulsatilla, sepia, Natrum Mur, Lachesis, Aconite, Arsenic Alb, Opium, Calcaria Carb, Stramonium, cuprum met, Hyocyamus, Gelsemium, argentums nit, lyssin, cannabis Ind, Lycopodium, kali Carb, camphor, Medorrhinum and various other medicines.