Archive for February, 2014

Homeopathic remedies for Insomnia or sleeplessness

Wednesday, February 26th, 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 childhood obesity

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Obesity is defined as having an unhealthy amount of body fat. Overweight is defined as an excess amount of body weight as compared to an acceptable body weight. The common tool to measure obesity and overweight is the body mass index (BMI).

This category of obesity begins in the early years of a child’s life and continues steadily over the adult year. Hence, the foundation has already set in by the time the child is about four years old. The cells become saturated with fat and as the child grows older, more and more fat accumulates in the body.

Causes of childhood obesity with obesity, environmental and hereditary factors play the major role. In only 5 to 10 percent cases endocrine, syndromic or CNS causes are implicated. The causes of childhood obesity may be following:

  • Genetic/familial
  • Environmental – decreased activity. Increased calorie intake, TV viewing.
  • Endocrine –GHD, hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, PHP
  • Genetic syndromes- prodder-Willi, Laurence-Moon-Biedi, turner.
  • CNS lesions – infection, surgery, radiation, craniopharyngioma
  • Miscellaneous-steroids, anti=epileptics.

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 obesity in children:

Kali Bi, Graphites, Ferrum Met, Kali Carb, Phytolacca, Capsicum, Calcaria Carb, Aconite, Ambra Gresia, Antim Crude, Sulphur, Lycopodium, Phosphorous, Natrum Carb, Calcaria Ars, Arsenic Album, Cantharis, Ammonium Carb, Carbo Veg, Crocus Sativus, Digitalis, Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Bromium, Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, Camphor, Baryta Carb, Sabadilla, Rhus Tox, Magnesia Phos, Lachesis, Platina, Sepia, China and many other medicines.

Homeopathic treatment for egg allergy symptoms

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Eggs are made up of about 60% egg white and 35% egg yolk. The egg white appears to be slightly more allergenic than the egg yolk. Over 50% of the egg white is composed of protein ovalbumin. The rest is made up from ovotransferrin, ovomucoid, ovomucin, and lysozyme. Other minor proteins include ovoflavoprotein, ovodin, ovomacroglobulin and cystine.

Egg allergies may trigger symptoms quickly, including hives, asthma, watery eyes, swelling, and nausea sea shortly after the egg is consumed. Alternately, a delayed sensitivity with symptoms such as headache, diarrhea, or constipation, can develop hours after the food is consumed.

As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat egg 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 egg allergy:

Colchicum, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Calcaria Carb, Anthracinum, Calcaria Flour, Chininum Ars, Cocculus Indica, Ferrum Met, Ledum Pal, Merc Cor, Bryonia, Carbo Veg and many other medicines.

Homeopathic remedies of Arthritis

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Arthritis is termed as inflammation of the joint which is often associated with pain, stiffness and limitation of movement of affected joint. Mainly stiffness, redness, swelling, limitation of movements, may also associated with fever, weight loss, carditis in specific medical conditions of arthritis.

Causes of Arthritis:

  • Injury -can damage to bone, ligament and cartilage that ultimately leads to severe pain.
  • Infection – Any kind of infection to the joint may result arthritis.
  • Obesity and advanced age – Both are very common cause of arthritis .
  • Overuse – Overuse of knee joint can cause bursitis which ultimately leads to intense pain.
  • Sprain- Due to sudden unnatural movements causes pain as well as restriction of movement of the joint.
  • Other causes – Include Sarcoidosis, Sickle cell disease, Lupus, Kawasaki disease, Crohn’s disease, bone tumors, bleeding disorders etc.

Remedy:

For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important arthritis remedies are given below for the treatment of arthritis:

  • Bryonia Alba. – Excellent arthritis remedy for pain with inflammation which is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest.
  • Ledum pal. – Remarkable arthritis 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. – well known arthritis remedy for 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.

Homeopathic treatment for your skin

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Healthy and glowing skin often mirrors the health of the whole body. Skin problems are often caused due to internal health and are reflect the overall health of a person. Skin problems can be caused due to allergies, hormone imbalances, nutrition or dehydration.

In allopathic medicine, mostly topical creams are used to treat skin problems. Homeopathy considers that treatment with topical cream may resolve the immediate skin problem on the skin, but mostly drives the root problem deeper into the body, by suppressing its expression. This can lead to other systemic problems.

Homeopathy being a holistic system of medicine addresses the whole person and brings the body into better balance. Homeopathy is very effective for treat the painful symptoms of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, sores, hives, psoriasis, rashes, shingles and warts. Homeopathic remedies can give you a healthy and glowing skin.

Homeopathic treatment of dysentery

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Dysentery is a syndrome of abdominal pain, tenesmus, and diarrhea with viscid red white grains as well as pus and blood in the feces. It occurs most commonly in summer and autumn. When blood predominates it is known as “red dysentery”. If pus and blood are comparable in quantity it is known as: red and white dysentery.”

Causes of dysentery

Amebic dysentery is caused by Entamoeba histolytica and is common in the tropics or areas that use human excrement as fertilizer.

Bacillary dysentery is caused by bacterial organism, such as shigella, salmonella, or campylobacter, and usually seen in temperate zones. Bacterial dysentery is usually more severe than amebic dysentery.

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 dysentery:

 Aloe soc. – remarkable remedy for dysentery; stool contains a lot of jelly like mucus; burning and pain in the rectum after stools; patient is afraid of passing flatus, stool passes instead of flatus; bleeding from rectum.

Thuja – it is one of the best remedies for amoebic dysentery.

Merc. cor – dysentery and summer complaints of intestinal canal; occurring from May to November; tenesmus: of rectum, not ameliorated by stool; incessant, persistent; stool hot; scanty, bloody, slimy, offensive; shreds of mucus membrane and terrible cutting, colicky pains.

Nux Vomica – frequent urging for stools ceasing as soon as the bowels move; Ineffectual desire

Cinnaberis – dysentery worse every night; bloody mucus stools; much straining; diarrhea with greenish stools, worse at night, protrusion of anus during stool.

Colocynth – in dysentery with tenesmus before the stool; Pain is ameliorated by bending double and hard pressure.

Causes of Amnesia – Homeopathic remedy

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Amnesia- a disturbance in or loss of memory’”may be classified as partial or complete and as anterograde or retrograde. Causes of amnesia include Alzheimer’s disease, head trauma, hysteria, cerebral hypoxia, seizures, certain drugs etc. amnesia patient may get benefit from psychotherapy, psycho-pharmacological interventions, cognitive therapy etc.

Alzheimer’s disease: – Alzheimer’s disease usually begins with retrograde amnesia, which progresses slowly over many months or years to include anterograde amnesia, producing severe and permanent memory loss.

Cerebral hypoxia: -After recovery from hypoxia (brought on by such conditions as carbon monoxide poisoning or acute respiratory failure), the patient may experience total amnesia for the event, along with sensory disturbances, such as numbness and tingling.

Head trauma: – Depending on the trauma’s severity, amnesia may last for minutes, hours, or longer. Usually, the patient experiences brief retrograde and longer anterograde amnesia as well as persistent amnesia about the traumatic event.

Herpes simplex encephalitis: – Recovery from herpes simplex encephalitis commonly leaves the patient with severe and possibly permanent amnesia. Associated findings include signs and symptoms of meningeal irritation, such as headache, fever, and altered LOC, along with seizures and various motor and sensory disturbances (such as paresis, numbness, and tingling).

Hysteria: – Hysterical amnesia, a complete and long-lasting memory loss, begins and ends abruptly and is typically accompanied by confusion.

Seizures: – In temporal lobe seizures, amnesia occurs suddenly and lasts for several seconds to minutes. The patient may recall an aura or nothing at all.

Drugs : – Anterograde amnesia can be precipitated by general anesthetics, especially fentanyl, halothane, and isoflurane; barbiturates, most commonly pentobarbital and thiopental; and certain benzodiazepines, especially triazolam.

Remedy:

For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are some specific homeopathic remedies which are quite helpful in amnesia treatment.

Belladonna, Anacardium, Hyoscyamus, Digitalis, Arnica Montana, Plumbum Met, Mercurius, Kali Phos, Natrum Mur, Natrum Carb, Zincum Met, Hypericum, Veratrum Album and many other medicines.

Cause and remedy of childhood obesity

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Obesity is defined as having an unhealthy amount of body fat. Overweight is defined as an excess amount of body weight as compared to an acceptable body weight. The common tool to measure obesity and overweight is the body mass index (BMI). It measures body weight In relation to height. A BMI may indicate a person is overweight, but it could indicate a person is overweight, but it could be due to lean muscle and not excess body fat (such as with an athlete).

Causes of childhood Obesity

Causes of childhood obesity with obesity, environmental and hereditary factors play the major role. In only 6 to 10 percent cases endocrine, syndromic or CNS causes are implicated. The causes of childhood obesity may be following:

  • Genetic/familial
  • Environmental – decreased activity. Increased calorie intake, TV viewing.
  • Endocrine –GHD, hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, PHP
  • Genetic syndromes- prodder-Willi, Laurence-Moon-Biedi, turner.
  • CNS lesions – infection, surgery, radiation, craniopharyngioma
  • Miscellaneous-steroids, anti=epileptics.

Homeopathic remedy:

Kali Bi, Graphites, Ferrum Met, Kali Carb, Phytolacca, Capsicum, Calcaria Carb, Aconite, Ambra Gresia, Antim Crude, Sulphur, Lycopodium, Phosphorous, Natrum Carb, Calcaria Ars, Arsenic Album, Cantharis, Ammonium Carb, Carbo Veg, Crocus Sativus, Digitalis, Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Bromium, Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, Camphor, Baryta Carb, Sabadilla, Rhus Tox, Magnesia Phos, Lachesis, Platina, Sepia, China and many other medicines.

 

Back pain in children – Homeopathic remedy

Monday, February 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.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pain in back, but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility of the patient. For this patient’s current symptoms, past medical history and family history are taken into account. 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.
  • 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.

 

Homeopathic remedies for cold sore

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The term “cold sore” describes a group of blisters that form around the mouth and inside the nose. The sores can be irritating, unsightly, and very uncomfortable, but they are not dangerous. They are produced by a virus called herpes simplex. Most people have been exposed to the virus by the time they are five years old and build up a natural immunity so that they never produce cold sores.

The herpes simplex virus is related to the herpes virus that attacks the genital area. The latter is a sexually transmitted disease, and immunity to the cold sore virus does not mean that one is immune to genital herpes.

Herpes simplex virus type 1, or, less often, herpes simplex type 2 (the cause of genital herpes). The virus is spread from person to person by contact with fluid from a cold sore, saliva, contact with an item that has the germs on it, or sharing food or drinks with an infected person. The blisters and open sores can spread the virus until they heal.

Risk factor may trigger an outbreak of cold sores. Cold sores also recur for unknown reasons.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat cold sores but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to cure cold sores 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 cold sores:

Belladonna, Hepar Sulph, Fluoric Acid, Bufo Rana, Coffea, Mezarium, Cistus Can, Silicea, Thuja, Zincum Met, Antim Crude, Arsenic Album, Dulcamara and many other medicines.