Archive for March, 2015

Homeopathy medicine for the cure of insomnia

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions.  The symptoms listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy.

Homeopathic Treatment

[Kent] Sleep, Sleeplessness

[Murphy] Sleep, Insomnia

[Boericke] Nervous system, Sleep, Insomnia (Sleeplessness)

[Boenninghausen’s] Sleep, Sleeplessness

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.

Nux vomica, Opium, Coffea cruda, Ambra grisea, Hyoscyamus nigerSulphur, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Arsenic album, Argenticum nitricum;

Abscess Symptoms & Causes

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Abscess Causes

Abscesses are caused by obstruction of oil (sebaceous) glands or sweat glands, inflammation of hair follicles, or minor breaks and punctures of the skin. Germs get under the skin or into these glands, which causes an inflammatory response as your body’s defenses try to kill these germs.

The middle of the abscess liquefies and contains dead cells, bacteria, and other debris. This area begins to grow, creating tension under the skin and further inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Pressure and inflammation cause the pain.

People with weakened immune systems get certain abscesses more often. Those with any of the following are all at risk for having more severe abscesses. This is because the body has a decreased ability to ward off infections.

  • Chronic steroid therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • AIDS
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Leukemia
  • Peripheral vascular disorders
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Severe burns
  • Severe trauma
  • Alcoholism or IV drug abuse

Other risk factors for abscess include exposure to dirty environments, exposure to persons with certain types of skin infections, poor hygiene, and poor circulation.

Abscess Symptoms

Most often, an abscess becomes a painful, compressible mass that is red, warm to touch, and tender.

  • As some abscesses progress, they may “point” and come to a head so you can see the material inside and then spontaneously open (rupture).
  • Most will continue to get worse without care. The infection can spread to the tissues under the skin and even into the bloodstream.
  • If the infection spreads into deeper tissue, you may develop a fever and begin to feel ill.

When to Seek Medical Care

Call your doctor if any of the following occur with an abscess:

  • You have a sore larger than 1 cm or a half-inch across.
  • The sore continues to enlarge or becomes more painful.
  • The sore is on or near your rectal or groin area.
  • You have a fever of 101.5°F or higher.
  • You have a red streak going away from the abscess.
  • You have any of the conditions listed above.

Go to a hospital’s Emergency Department if any of these conditions occur with an abscess:

  • Fever of 102°F or higher, especially if you have a chronic disease or are on steroids, chemotherapy, or dialysis
  • A red streak leading away from the sore or with tender lymph nodes (lumps) in an area anywhere between the abscess and your chest area (for example, an abscess on your leg can cause swollen lymph nodes in your groin area)
  • Any facial abscess larger than 1 cm or a half-inch across

Causes and Symptoms of Insomnia

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

 

What are the Causes of Insomnia?

  • Advanced age (insomnia occurs more frequently in those over age 60); the melatonin – a chemical that is needed in order to induce sleep, decreases and, at the age of sixty, very little is produced by our bodies. Without the presence of this chemical, the amount of sleep that the body receives diminishes. This may either mean rising earlier in the morning or the inability to sleep at night.
  • Female gender affected most; Women tend to be the victims of insomnia more often than their male counterparts. This is partially due to the fact that hormonal changes which are intrinsic to females can bring about this particular condition. These changes may include PMS, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Any number of things can happen when an influx or decrease of hormones takes place in the body, and insomnia is one of the more common side effects
  • A history of depression.
  • Stress, anxiety.
  • A medical problem or the use of certain medications occur along with the above conditions, insomnia is more likely.
  • Various medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, allergies, hyperthyroidism and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Physical disorder- congestive cardiac failure, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, nocturnal asthma and nocturnal seizures.
  • Painful or uncomfortable syndromes- toothache, arthritis and restless legs syndrome.
  • Difficulty in initiating sleep may be due to psychiatric illness such as; anxiety, phobia, schizophrenia and depression.
  • Drugs withdrawals such as caffeine, antidepressant, beta blockers, alcohol, sympathomimetics and hypnotics.
  • Reversal of sleep rhythm, seen in jet-lag, head injury, encephalitis, sedative misuse, irregular night shift work.
  • Nocturnal enuresis [bed wetting in the children], sleep walking, taking while asleep and night terrors can cause sleep disturbance in children.
  • Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation (pause of breathing, airflow) during sleep and may cause sleeplessness.
  • The predisposition to insomnia tends to run in family lines. It is believed that genetics play some role in whether or not a person will suffer from this illness; which is unknown to the medical community
  • Transient and intermittent insomnia generally occur in people who are temporarily experiencing one or more of the following- stress, environmental noise, extreme temperatures, a change in the surrounding environment, sleep/wake schedule problems such as those due to jet lag, or medication side effects.

What are the Symptoms of Insomnia?

Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep. 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:

  • Inadequate or poor-quality sleep.
  • Difficulty falling asleep; early wakening, waking frequently during the night, un-refreshing sleep, or a combination of these.
  • Waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep.
  • Waking up too early in the morning.
  • Persons without adequate sleep can experience tiredness, lack of energy, and concentration problems.

Homeopathy treatment for the cure of sore throat

Friday, March 13th, 2015

 

sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.

Sore Throat Symptoms

  • swollen tonsils
  • enlarged and tender glands in your neck
  • a painful, tender feeling at the back of your throat
  • discomfort when swallowing
  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or over
  • aching muscles
  • a headache
  • tiredness
  • a cough
  • a runny nose

Homeopathic medicine  for the cure of sore throat

#Belladonna. [Bell] 
This remedy corresponds to many sore throats and is very often prescribed. Its symptoms must be carefully followed to secure the best results. It is indicated by great dryness and brightness of the throat; it has a glazed appearance, the fauces are inflamed, the tonsils are swollen and enlarged, worse on the right side; constant desire to swallow. There is constricted sensation in the throat, worse from swallowing when liquids and even food are ejected through the nose. There is great soreness from the swelling and hyperaesthesia of the fauces. Sore throats of catarrhal origin, rapid in progress and having dryness as a prominent symptoms are promptly relieved by Belladonna. A great aversion to drink with the sore throat is characteristic. Cistus Canadensis has great dryness of the throat; so dry that there is a sensation of sand in the throat and the patient drinks often to moisten the parts. Wyethia has great dryness in the pharynx and posterior nares, an elongated uvula and burning of the epiglottis.

#Mercurius. [Merc] 
The preparations of mercury are all great sore throat remedies. Mercurius has dryness and great soreness of the throat, the patient is obliged to swallow constantly and there is much soreness and swelling of the glands ;this is characteristic of the remedy. The throat is raw and burning and also red and swollen. It is useful in sub-acute or torpid anginas and in affections of the throat appearing on every change of the weather. An offensive breath is a guiding symptom. Mercurius corrosivus. Here the uvula is swollen and there is intense burning, worse from pressure; constriction of the throat, throat feels dry and stiff, swelling causes spasm. The external and glands are enormously swollen. Mercurius protoiodide. Great swelling of the glands and accumulation of thick, tenacious mucus in the throat mark this remedy. The tongue is coated yellow at the base, the tips and sides being red. It is more valuable in chronic troubles with less swelling than discharge. Diphtheritic deposits beginning on the right side. Mercurius biniodide. This remedy is similar to the protoiodide, except that is more acute and worse on left side; there is more glandular swelling and more fever than in the protoiodide, thus partaking more of the features of Iodine. It is especially useful in chronic follicular tonsillitis.

#Phytolacca. [Phyt] 
In throats that are dark in color where the tonsils are dark red, the parts feel sore, and the pain on swallowing is at the root of the tongue, accompanied by a general aching in the back and limbs. It suits chronic follicular pharyngitis where there is present a constant desire to clear the throat of phlegm or a sensation of a hot ball in the throat worse from hot fluids. The right side is more frequently the seat of the trouble. Graphites. Chronic sore throat, with the sensation of a lump in the throat. Baptisia is useful in ulcerated sore throat, with excessively offensive odor from the parts. Excessive putridity marks the remedy. Natrum arsenicosum. Dissecting room sore throat.

#Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m] 
One of our best remedies for follicular pharyngitis where there is a gray or white exudation, the tonsils are swollen and inflamed, and there is grayish spots or ulcers on them. It is almost specific for the form of ulcerated sore throat which results from gastric disturbances. The glands about the throat are swollen.

 

Homeopathic Remedies for Hay Fever

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Acute attacks of hay fever often respond to homeopathic remedies.

Allium cepa: Indications for this remedy include watery eyes and a clear nasal discharge that irritates the upper lip, along with sneezing and a tickling cough. The person usually is thirsty, and feels worse indoors and when rooms are warm, and better in fresh air.

Arsenicum album: A burning, watery, runny nose with a stuffy, tickling feeling during allergy attacks suggests a need for this remedy. Swelling below the eyes and a wheezy cough are common. The person may feel chilly, restless, anxious, and is often very tired.

Euphrasia: This remedy can be helpful if the eyes are swollen and irritated with acrid tears or pus. The nose also runs, but with a blander discharge. Symptoms are often worse in the daytime and worse from warmth, and the eyes may hurt from too much light. The person can also have a cough in the daytime, which improves at night.

Ferrum phosphoricum: This is a very useful remedy in the early stages of any inflammation. Taken when allergy symptoms start, it often slows or stops an episode. Symptoms include runny eyes with a burning or gritty feeling, facial flushing, watery nose, and short, hard, tickling cough.

Gelsemium: A tired, droopy feeling during allergies with a flushed and heavy-feeling face suggest a need for this remedy. A sensation of dryness or of swollen membranes may be felt inside the nose—or the nose may run with irritating watery discharge, with the person sneezing frequently. Aching in the back of the head and neck, a trembling feeling, and chills along the spine are often seen when a person needs Gelsemium.

Natrum muriaticum: Allergy attacks with sneezing, watery eyes, clear nasal discharge that resembles egg white, and a loss of taste and smell will all suggest a need for this remedy. The person may have dark circles under the eyes, be thirsty, feel withdrawn and sad, and act irritable if comforted.

Nux vomica: If the nose is alternately stuffed up (especially outdoors or at night) and running (indoors and in the daytime), this remedy may bring relief. Other symptoms include a teasing cough, a scraped or tickly feeling in the throat, and headache. A person who needs this remedy often feels impatient, irritable, and chilly.

Sabadilla: Long paroxysms of sneezing, itching in the nose with irritating runny discharge, a feeling of a lump in the throat, and watery eyes will all suggest a need for this remedy. The person may feel nervous during allergy attacks, and trying to concentrate can bring on drowsiness or headache.

Wyethia: Intolerable itching felt on the roof of the mouth and behind the nose—sometimes extending into the throat and ears—strongly suggests the use of this remedy. Everything in the person’s head feels dry and irritated, but the nose may still be runny.

Homeopathy Dosage Directions

Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken.

Homeopathic Treament for Chlorine Allergy

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

 

Chlorinum, or Chlorum, works to treat chlorine sensitivity for those who love swimming pools, but afterwards suffer. Sensitivity may show as respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, sneezing or skin symptoms such as hives or eczema. Water chlorination through baths, showers and swimming is absorbed through skin.

Homeopathic potenized allergens gently, safely expose the person. This allows the natural defenses to properly adapt to the allergen and no longer react to it adversely.

Homeopathy seeks to naturally stimulate the body’s natural defenses against allergy symptoms. Homeopathic potenized allergens balance and allow the body to react less frequently and less severely to allergens.

Chlorinum is listed for respiratory concerns, breathing difficulties, trachea problems.

Suggested dose for chlorination concerns: Dose 1 day prior to swimming and day following exposure. If swimming daily, dose before and after swimming.General dose for chronic conditions is 3 pellets 3 times a day with less frequent dosing as improvement is made.
1 oz with 680 pellets for 225 doses.

4 Best Homeopathic Medicines To Treat Grey Hair

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

 

Greying of hair is the loss of melanocytes pigment in the hair follicles. It is also described as canites, poliosis, blanching of hair or whiteness of hair. The average age when a human being starts showing gray hair is between 35 and 45. However, in cases of premature greying, hair may start changing its color in the twenties itself. The exact pattern and age depends on the individual and his/her genetic history.

Greying of hair mostly happens because of genetic influence, deficiency of vitamin B12, malfunctioning of thyroid or pituitary glands, malnutrition, stress and lack of care and hygiene. Homeopathy is known to have cures for this condition and has helped many people tackle this issue effectively.

Some of the homeopathic medicines are mentioned below that are commonly used to treat grey hair :

1. Lycopodium:

This medicine is prescribed in cases where the greying has started from the temple regions and has reached the vertex area. The person can also use this medicine, when there is profuse hair fall.

2. Sulpher Or Tinea Captis (Dry Form):

Sulpher or Tinea Captis is the prescribed medicine for dry scalp and acute hair fall. The patients showing signs like pain in the hair roots and itchy scalp are mostly given this medicine.

3. Acid Phos:

In cases where hair starts greying prematurely and shows signs like hair thinning and hair falling, Acid Phos is given. This medicine is prescribed for oily or flaxen hair. Acid Phos is advised if the hair is greying and falling after a prolonged illness or psychological shock.

4. Psorinum:

The patients who have greying of hair in certain spots are advised Psorinum. This medicine is also given if there is humid eruption on scalp, matted or dry hair or even if the hair feels pulled.

Note: It is advisable to consult a doctor before taking any of these medicines.

Along with prescribing homeopathic medications for greying hair,  some dietary changes should also be considered. These changes include taking food rich in vitamin B, such as yoghurt, yeast, and wheat germ; increasing the intake of food rich in iron, such as carrots, dates, bananas, etc., and including ample amounts of curry leaves in the diet. This is done as vitamin B and iron impart towards the proper growth, health and maintenance of the black color of the hair. Curry leaves also help in coping with the condition of grey hair and even helps in strengthening their roots.

The Treatment of Diarrhea with Homeopathic Medicines

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

 

Diarrhea is one of the important defenses of the body. It is the way that the body hastens elimination of certain infective organisms. Although one can consider taking conventional drugs to suppress the diarrhea, they simply allow the bacteria or parasites to remain in the body longer.

Homeopathic  remedies for acute diarrhea :

  • Podophyllum (mayapple): This is the leading remedy for acute diarrhea. It is indicated when the person experiences a sudden urgency for a stool (it may even drive the person out of bed early in the morning) and when there are profuse, offensive-smelling stools, and great rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen before the stool. Typically, the release of the stool is painless, but in-between stools they may experience cramping that may cause them to double-up. People who need this remedy tend to have a large thirst for cold liquids. In certain cases, they may experience an uncertain feeling if they are going to vomit or have diarrhea.
  • Arsenicum album (arsenic): This remedy is the leading remedy for diarrhea caused by food poisoning or from viral diseases. The diarrhea is worse after eating or drinking, and is usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, burning or cramping pains in the abdomen. The person is usually exhausted by the diarrhea, but he or she is also restless, fidgety, and generally anxious. They may have a fever with chills, and regardless, they are chilly and very sensitive to and aggravated by cold. They can be very thirsty but can only handle drinking sips of fluids at a time.
  • Aloe socotrina (socotrine aloes): When people experience a distinct feeling of insecurity in the rectum that may lead to accidental expelling of a stool after passing gas, this remedy should be considered. There is much gurgling and rumbling in the abdomen prior to a stool and much sputtering during its release. The diarrhea is worse in the morning and may drive the person out of bed. The stools themselves are very mucusy and like jell-o. The person may concurrently experience hemorrhoids.
  • Veratrum album (white hellebore): People who experience profuse painful diarrhea that is forcibly evacuated followed by great weakness should consider this remedy. Despite feeling very chilly, these people crave ice and cold drinks. They tend to have profuse sweating with chills, and they may experience projectile vomiting.
  • Chamomilla (chamomile): This remedy is useful in infants who experience diarrhea, especially when they are extremely irritable during their illness. Typically, the diarrhea is foul smelling and green or has white or yellow mucus. They are in great pain, and holding and carrying them is the only thing that provides temporary relief.
  • Calcarea carbonica (carbonate of lime): Like Chamomilla , this remedy is more commonly given to infants. It is particularly common in infants with a lot of baby fat, who are pale and lethargic, and who emit a sour odor from their body and sweat profusely, especially on the head. They tend to crave eggs and indigestible things (chalk, dirt, etc.).
  • Cinchona officinalis (also called China or Peruvian bark): This remedy is for diarrhea with great bloating, indigestion, and general weakness. The symptoms are noticeably worse at night, in hot weather, and after nursing.

DOSE: Give the 6, 12, or 30 th potency after every stool. At first, this will lead to more frequent doses, but as the person improves, fewer doses will be necessary. Stop once the person has normal, firm stools. If there isn’t any change after 24 hours, consider another remedy.

Advantages of Using Calciokind for treating Calcium Deficiency

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Children must take adequate calcium so that when they grow up, they do not feel any kind of weakness in their bones, teeth or muscles. However, even if you take proper amount of calcium, there are chances that it is not fully utilised by the body. If such is the case with you, you can take Calciokind, which has worked like a wonder for many people. This is, in fact the best calcium deficiency treatment available for children.

With the use of this product, not only the bones and the teeth of the child would remain strong, but the muscle action would also be strengthened. Heart diseases would not attack him when he grows up and nervous system would also work efficiently. Blood clotting is also easier when there is enough calcium in the body, and you can get it by using Calciokind. If you are looking for a proper weak bones treatment for children, Calciokind would be your best choice.

Disorders such as anxiety, muscle cramps etc. are less likely to happen to children who take Calciokind to fulfil their calcium requirements. Indigestion, arthritis and headache could also be cured by Calciokind. The best thing about this product is that you would not be required to enhance the amount of calcium in your diet. Additionally, there are no side effects of this product, you can use it without any issues.

Indications for Using Calciokind?

Although you can use Calciokind any time you feel like there is a deficiency of calcium in your body, or you start to see the signs of calcium deficiency, symptoms like tardy development of child, weak bones and weak development are some of the reasons that make it firm that the child needs Calciokind. Also, it is advisable to consult a physician before starting with this calcium deficiency treatment.

How should you take the Calciokind?

It is advisable to take the Calciokind tablets with lukewarm milk. However, since they are sweet in taste, you can give them to your child without any liquid along with them.

Dosage of the Product

The product comes in the form of tablets. Hence, doctors recommend taking 2 to 3 tablets per day as per requirement. However, the best thing to do would be to contact a physician and use the product as directed by him.

Homeopathic Treatment for Calcium Deficiency

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

 

Deficiency of calcium and inefficient assimilation of it in the body might make the body less resistant towards the pathogenic germs. This generally happens in children and the common signs of calcium deficiency are cold, bronchitis, sore throat and others. However, there is a miraculous product named Calciokind, which can treat this problem within a few days. Not only the assimilation of calcium in the body would be simulated but various other problems arising due to the deficiency of calcium are also curbed by this product. Those children who felt pain in their bones would get a lot of benefit when they would use this product.

These days, a large number of children are suffering from the problem of pain in bones and the muscles. This is mainly due to the inadequate intake of calcium in the body. Also, proper utilisation of calcium is not there. Calciokind is designed especially for children, which would help them to recover from the symptoms of calcium deficiency and their bines, muscles and teeth would be strengthened.

What Benefits you would get by Using Calciokind?

  • Your body would be able to absorb the calcium in an efficient manner, which would result in proper utilisation of calcium in the body.
  • Sometimes,  calcium  is not digested properly by the body; Calciokind makes sure that this does not happen and proper metabolisation is ensured.
  • If you are looking for reliable weak bones treatment, this product would be the best choice. Not only the pain in the bones would be treated, but the weakness in the muscles would also be gone, if you use this product on a regular basis.
  • Teeth are also strengthened by this product.
  • Your body would be able to fight against the pathogenic germs and the immune system of the body would become stronger than before.