Archive for April, 2015

Homeopathic treatment for Exophthalmos.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Exophthalmos is a condition in which one or both eyeballs bulge forward, exposing an abnormally large part of the front of the eye. The most common cause of the condition is graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the thyroid gland to become overactive. Other possible causes of exophthalmoses include a tumor behind the eyeball or inflammation of the tissue behind eyeball.

Causes of exophthalmos

Exophthalmos commonly results from hyperthyroidism, particularly ophthalmic Grave’s disease in which the eyeball are displaced forward and the lids retract, unilateral exophthalmos may also result from trauma (such as fracture of the ethmoid bone, which allows air from the sinus to enter the orbital tissue, displacing soft tissue and the eyeball). Exophthalmos may also stem from hemorrhage, varicosities, thrombosis, and edema, all of which similarly displace one or both eyeballs.

Other systemic and ocular causes include:

  • Infection – orbital cellulitis, panophalmitis, and infection of the lacrimal gland or orbital tissues.
  • Parasitic cyst – in surrounding tissue.
  • Pesudoexophthalmos paralysis of extraocular muscles – relaxation of eyeball retractors, congenital macrophthalmia, and high myopia.
  • Tumors and neoplastic disease – in children leukemia, gliomas of the optic nerve, dermoid cysts, teratomas, lymphoma; in adult patients, lacrimal gland tumors, mucoceles, cavernous hemangiomas, meningiomas, metastatic carcinoma, and lymphoma.

Symptoms of exophthalmos

In exophthalmos, the causes tend to feel dry. Eye movement may be restricted, which can cause double vision. In severe cases, the eye is pressed so far forward that the eyelids may not close completely and the front of the eye may become dry and feel gritty, causing pain and blurred vision.

Exophthalmos diagnosis

Because bilateral exophthalmos is usually due to hyperthyroidism, a thyroid profile must be done. The most useful in the profile are the total T? level by immunoassay, the free thyroxine index, and the radioiodine (T?) test by immunoassay should be done to exclude T? thyrotoxicosis. ‘because bilateral exophthalmos can occur without hyperthyroidism, testing for thyrotropin can occur without hyperthyroidism, testing for thyrotropin receptor antibody and peroxidase antibodies must be done if thyroid function tests are negative.

When there is unilateral exophthalmos, ultrasonography and angiography will rule out carotid cavernous fistula and a cystic lesion.

A CT scan of the brain and orbits will rule out tumors and abscesses.

Homeopathic treatment for Exophthalmos

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 exophthalmos but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat exophthalmos 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 exophthalmos:

Ferrum Met, Ferrum Iod, Iodium, Secale Cor, Aurum Met, Baryta Carb, Calcaria Carb, Ignatia, Natrum Mur, Phosphorous, Spongia, Amyl Nitrosum, Arsenic Album, Badiaga, Belladonna, Cactus, Conium, Crotolus H, Digitalis, and many other medicines.

Homeopathic remedies and homeopathy treatment for arm pain.

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Arm pain refers to discomfort or pain in one or both arms. It can cause due to various abnormalities like in bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and tissues. It may associate with swelling, tenderness, cramps, weakness and restriction of movement. We can classified arm pain in to two categories one is acute pain which is sudden in onset, sharp or may be dull, on the other hand chronic pain is deep in nature which persist for a long time and gradual in onset. Arm pain can be localized and can come from other regions referred pain. There can be various types of pain like pulsating, shooting, burning, pricking, pinching, stabbing etc.

Common Causes for Arm Pain

Injury or trauma – To the arm can cause pain in the arm.

Over-stretching of muscles or muscle sprain – Causes arm pain.

Arthritis – It includes mainly osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Compression of nerve – Can also cause arm pain.

Dislocation of the joint – This results in to severe arm pain

Tendonitis – Refers to inflammation of tendons.

Cellulites – Caused due to bacterial infection and may lead to gangrene, there is swelling redness and fever accompanied with pain. It is very common in diabetes patients.

Psychological – Feeling of pain without any obvious cause.

 Diagnosis of Arm Pain

History of complaints – History of injury, location, duration, intensity and extension of pain

Complete blood count

Rheumatoid factor

X- Ray – Shoulder, elbow, neck, wrist to rule out arthritis or fracture.

CT scan, MRI cervical spine – To diagnose damaged vertebrae, nerve root compression.

 History of Arm Pain

Homeopathic treatment of arm pain – 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 pain but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for arm 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 remedies are given below for the treatment of joint pain:

  • Hypericum – Excellent remedy for nerve pain especially after surgery or injury
  • Arnica Mont – Acute pain after an injury along with sore bruised feeling
  • Bryonia Alba. – Pain with inflammation which, is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest.
  • Rhus Tox -  Arm pain especially due to overstretching or over lifting
  • Alumina silicate. – Pain in the shoulder and arm, pain travels from below to upward.

Allopathic treatment – It includes mainly Analgesics, Anti inflammatory drugs etc.

Other modes of treatment for Pain in Arm – Mainly Physiotherapy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy (including Yoga and Meditation), Acupuncture, Acupressure.

Homeopathic treatment of Anosmia symptoms

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

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 Anosmia symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to cure Anosmia symptoms 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 Anosmia symptoms:

Alumina, Anacardium, Hepar Sulph, Kali Bi, Mag Mur, Natrum Mur, Pulsatilla, Belladonna, Aurum Met, Calcaria Carb, Ignatia, Iodum and many other medicines.

Homeopathic treatment for diseases caused by ticks

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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 diseases caused by ticks but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat diseases caused by ticks 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 diseases caused by ticks:

Bryonia alba, Baptesia, Belladonna, Antim Tart, Apis Mel, Arnica Montana, Arsenic Album, Chininum Sulph, Conium, Ferrum Phos, Phosphorous, Rhus Tox, Natrum Mur, lycopodium, Silicea, Squilla, Kali Iod, Sulphur, and many other medicines.