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Homeopathic medicines for diabetes

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Success in the homeopathic treatment of any disease depends on following the principles laid down in the philosophy of Hahnemann and expounded by the wisest of his followers as they interpreted these principles in terms which present day prescribers can understand.

These principles are clear, practicable and satisfying. Man is a triune being, spiritual, mental, physical. All diseases, or disorders, partake of these three realms. Therefore, we treat the man, not his organs by themselves. We strive to learn the patient’s reactions to the disorder present, reactions in the spiritual, mental and physical spheres. We become acquainted with him and try to separate the abnormal or morbid in his case from that which is normal.

This means the gathering of symptoms, the arrangement of them for study into the three classes mentioned, making the spiritual the most important, the mental next and the physical last, also making the symptoms predicated of the patient as a whole far more important than those predicated of one part or only a few parts.

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which our body’s use of food for production of energy is affected. Most of the food we eat is carbohydrates, and this is broken down by the digestive juices into a simple sugar called glucose. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body. After digestion, the glucose passes into our bloodstream where it is available for body cells to use for growth and energy. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, facilitates the entry of glucose into our cells. When we eat, the pancreas is supposed to produce the right amount of insulin to move the glucose from our blood into our cells. In diabetics, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the body cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Due to this, glucose levels rise in the blood, floods into the urine and passes out of the body, making the body lose its main source of fuel.

Homeopathic Medicine For Diabetes are :

PHOSPHORIC ACID: This remedy works well in nervous and emaciated patients.These patients have over worked mentally and physically for years together and diabetes in them is the result of some suppressed grief, emotion, shock or tension.These patients also have classical symptoms of diabetes and may also have carbuncles which usually appear in diabetes. Patient feels extremely weakness and debility.He feels pain in all parts of the body esp. calf muscles.Thisremedy can also be given in neurosis after amputation or pains after amputation in diabetes. It is to be given in 1x potency, 3ce a day in starting gradually reducing it to 2ce a day.

SYZYGIUM JAMBOLANUM: It is prepared from jambol seeds. No other remedy causes such a marked degree of diminution and disappearance of sugar in the urine.This remedy acts rapidly and reduces extra sugar immediately. Any patient having classical symptoms of diabetes such as thirst , hunger, weakness, polyuria can take this remedy safely.It can be safely given with any other remedy,whether it be allopathic,ayurvedic or whatsoever.There is no interreaction between them.Use of this remedy is also mentioned in ayurveda.It is to be used in mother tincture form,5drops every 6hrs in very high diabetes and every 8hrs in mildly high diabetes.

URANIUM NITRICUM: This remedy works wonder in patients suffering ascites with general dropsy as a result of diabetes. Dropsy is due to nephritis which is a major complication in diabetes. All classical symptoms of diabetes are present with swelling of body. There may be burning pain in urination and incontinence of urine. Complete impotency with nocturnal emissions in male or delayed menses in female patients. Use this remedy in 30x ,3times a day.

ARSENICUM BROMATUM: This remedy works good in patients who have excessive thirst. 3 to 4 drops of mother ticture, 3 times a day are to be given to the patient till his thirst and hunger return to normal. After that only maintenance dose is required i.e. 3 drops ,2 times a day.

INSULINUM: Administer this remedy in 30x potency at suitable intervals in diabetes mellitus to improve functioning of pancreas.

AURUM METALLICUM: This remedy works well in depressed patients.Depression may be the result of their diabetes or diabetes may be the result of depression, it doesn’t matter and argentum helps them improve in both the cases. Patient has craving for sugar and nausea with classical signs of diabetes. He has high blood pressure also.This patient may have hidden suicidal tendencies,fear of crowd. He hates his life. Frequent urination with burning. This remedy can be given in 30x ,3times a day in starting and gradually reducing it to twice a day.

Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

 

Aconitum napellus: A panic attack that comes on suddenly with very strong fear (even fear of death) may indicate this remedy. A state of immense anxiety may be accompanied by strong palpitations, shortness of breath, and flushing of the face. Sometimes a shaking experience will be the underlying cause. Strong feelings of anxiety may also occur when a person is just beginning to come down with a flu or cold.

Argentum nitricum: This remedy can be helpful when anxiety develops before a big event: an exam, an important interview, a public appearance or social engagement. Dizziness and diarrhea may also be experienced. People who need this remedy are often enthusiastic and suggestible, with a tendency toward peculiar thoughts and impulses. They often crave sweets and salt (which usually make their symptoms worse).

Arsenicum album: People who are deeply anxious about their health, and extremely concerned with order and security, often benefit from this remedy. Obsessive about small details and very neat, they may feel a desperate need to be in control of everything. Panic attacks often occur around midnight or the very early hours of the morning. The person may feel exhausted yet still be restless—fidgeting, pacing, and anxiously moving from place to place. These people may also have digestive problems or asthma attacks accompanied by anxiety.

Calcarea carbonica: This remedy is usually indicated for dependable, solid people who become overwhelmed from physical illness or too much work and start to fear a breakdown. Their thoughts can be muddled and confused when tired, which adds to the anxiety. Worry and bad news may agitate them, and a nagging dread of disaster (to themselves or others) may develop. Fear of heights and claustrophobia are also common. A person who needs this remedy is often chilly and sluggish, has a craving for sweets, and is easily fatigued.

Gelsemium: Feelings of weakness, trembling, and mental dullness (being “paralyzed by fear”) suggest a need for this remedy. It is often helpful when a person has stage-fright about a public performance or interview, or feels anxious before a test, a visit to the dentist, or any stressful event. Chills, perspiration, diarrhea, and headaches will often occur with nervousness. Fear of crowds, a fear of falling, and even a fear that the heart might stop are other indications for Gelsemium.

Ignatia amara: A sensitive person who is anxious because of grief, loss, disappointment, criticism, loneliness (or any stressful emotional experience) may benefit from this remedy. A defensive attitude, frequent sighing, and mood swings are other indications. The person may burst unexpectedly into either tears or laughter. Headaches that feel like a nail driven into the side of the head, and cramping pains in the abdomen or back, are often seen when this remedy is needed.

Kali phosphoricum: When a person has been exhausted by overwork or illness and feels a deep anxiety and inability to cope, this remedy may help. The person is jumpy and oversensitive, and may be startled by ordinary sounds. Hearing unpleasant news or thinking of world events can aggravate the problems. Insomnia and an inability to concentrate may develop, increasing the sense of nervous dread. Eating, warmth, and rest often bring relief. Headaches, backaches, and nervous digestive upsets are often seen when this remedy is needed.

Lycopodium: Individuals likely to respond to this remedy feel anxiety from mental stress and suffer from a lack of confidence. They can be self-conscious and feel intimidated by people they perceive as powerful (yet may also swagger or be domineering toward those with whom they feel more comfortable). Taking on responsibility can cause a deep anxiety and fear of failure, although the person usually does well, once started on a task. Claustrophobia, irritability, digestive upsets with gas and bloating, and a craving for sweets are often seen when this remedy is needed.

Homeopathic remedies of hypertension

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a medical condition in which pressure of blood increases in blood vessels. Hypertension can be primary when there is no obvious cause or precipitating factor, or the much less common secondary hypertension where there is some identified cause.
There are several causes of Hypertension: Acute and chronic glomerulonephritis, Atherosclerosis, Chronic renal failure, Embolus in blood vessels, Fibro muscular dyspklasia, Polyarthritis nodosa, Pyelonephritis, Ploycystic disease, Wilms tumor, Diabetes mellitus, Renal artery stenosis, Cushing’s syndrome, Coarctation of aorta, Excessive use of steroids, oral contraceptives, cyclosporine, Toxemia of pregnancy, Lead poisoning, Raised intracranial pressure
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat hypertension but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for hypertension 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 hypertension treatment:
Lachesis, Aurum Met Aconite, Allium Cepa, Strophanthus, Nat. Mur, Plumbum Met, Carbo Animalis, Gelsemium, Ignatia, Glonine, Baryta Mur, Veratrum Viride, Belladonna, Arsenic Alb, Thuja, Adrenalin and many other medicines.

Homeopathic remedies of Anemia

Tuesday, March 18th, 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 of toothpain

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Tooth pain is the common complaint can be due to problem in teeth or may cause due to other causes also. causes irritation of the nerve root most often associated with injury, infection, cavity and other reasons.

General causes of tooth pain:

  • Abscess – often caused due to poor oral hygiene.
  • Dental carries – tooth pain due to cavity in the tooth which is also caused due to poor oral hygiene.
  • Gingivitis – inflammation of the gums associated with pain swelling, bleeding and foul smell from breath.
  • Jaw pain – caused due to various medical conditions like injury, neuralgia causes tooth pain.
  • Sinus infection – can also cause tooth pain.
  • Grinding of teeth – especially children have this habit to grind teeth which can cause tooth pain.
  • Infant teething troubles – causes tooth pain along with irritation and other associated symptoms.
  • Infection in the ear – pain often extends to tooth which is aggravated by chewing and swelling.
  • The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat tooth pain but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.
  • As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for tooth 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 important homeopathic medicines given below for the treatment of tooth pain:
  • Kreosote, Calcaria carb, Aurum Triph, Phosphorous, Arnica, Spigelia, Pulsatilla, Coffea Cruda, Belladonna, Natrum Mur, Lycopodium, Natrum Carb, Hyoscyamus, Chamomilla, Nux Vom, Nat. Sulph, Calcaria Flour, Merc Sol and many other medicines.

Homeopathic remedies of Warts

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Warts are small, sometimes large (size of pea) fleshy growths, over the skin on any part of body. They are auto inoculable and contagious. The appearance of warts can differ based on the type of wart and its location. Warts can affect any age. In some cases warts may disappear by themselves with in 6 months or years, but some warts do not go away on their own. Although warts are usually painless but can bleed and cause pain when bumped up.

Juvenile warts – seen in children at back of hands. Smooth, small and flat topped papules of skin color

Verruca vulgaris – they appear especially on hands and feet. Their surface is rough and hyperkeratotic.

Filiform warts – they are finger like growths, slender and thin found on the face and neck

Planter or palmer warts – these occur on palms and soles of feet, they become flat due to pressure but are deep in skin. They are hard sometimes painful lumps, often with multiple black spaces in the centre.

Genital warts – found in sexually active people. They are single or multiple, white, pink, moist or slightly hyper pigmented resembles cauliflower

Occupational warts – they are papillomatous or dome shaped deep warts with smooth surface found  on dorsum and palmer aspect of hands. Common in butchers and fish handlers.

The patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Few important medicines for the warts are given below which are helpful in cure for warts:

Thuja – head remedy in the way of cure for warts in which warts in crops; wart like excrescenses on back of head, on chin, etc. flat black warts, large seedy, pedunculated; sometimes oozing moisture and bleeding readily.

Calcaria Carb – excellent remedy helpful in cure for warts in which small, horny warts in large numbers with itching and stinging; inflamed; ulcerated

Sulphur – hard, painful, throbbing warts.

Natrum Mur – helpful in cure for warts especially on the palms.

Sepia – warts on margin of prepuce; on the body; large hard black warts.

Causticum – warts soft at base, horny on surface; warts on arms and hands, on eyelids and face.

Bone health and homeopathy

Monday, March 3rd, 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.

Bones 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.

There are two types of cells in our body, which regulate the growth of bones. They are Osteoblasts, Osteoclasts.

Between age 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.

In our skin, there is a substance, 7-de-hydrocholesterol which gets activated after coming in contact with ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is converted into vitamin D which is ultimately absorbed into the blood circulation. Cortisol derived from vitamin D is used to increase the absorption of calcium from food into the blood stream.

“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.

Calcarea carbonica may be indicated when fatigue, restlessness, chills,back pain and puffy joints are seen.

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.

Calcarea phosphorica is used for people who are restless, desire change, grow too rapidly, crave smoked meat, salty food.

Symphytum - When osteoporosis is a problem, fractures often occur from mild trauma. Symphytum is a remedy that is typically used to repair and strengthen any new fractures that are found in the bones.

Silicia is given to nervous, easily tired and very chilly patients who tend to sweat at night. They have a delicate appearance with weak spines.

Calcarea flourica is another remedy which helps in strengthening the bones. It is needed in cases of malnutrition of bones.