Archive for June, 2015

Homeopathy for DELIRIUM, Mental Confusion

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Delirium is a state of mental confusion which develops quickly and usually fluctuates in intensity. A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, — usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.

Homeopathy for DELIRIUM, Mental Confusion

#Belladonna. [Bell]
Belladonna comes to mind first in delirium. It has a violent delirium with loud laughing screaming out, and grinding of the teeth, and, as in all narcotics, a desire to hide or escape. The patient is full of fears and imaginings, and the delirium manifests itself by the most positive ebullitions of rage and fury. Its general character is one of great activity with great excitement, a hot face and head and often times there is present a sensation as if falling and the patient clutches the air. Sometimes there is a stupor, and when aroused they strike people bark and bite like a dog and are most violent.

#Hyoscyamus. [Hyos]
This remedy has not the intensely high degree of maniacal excitement that we find under Stramonium, nor has it the cerebral congestion that characterizes Belladonna. With Hyoscyamus there is an aversion to light, and the patient fears being poisoned; he will sit up in bed, talk and mutter all the time, and look wildly about him. There is a great deal of nervousness, whining, crying and twitching; he tries to escape from imaginary foes; a constant picking at the bedclothes and objects in the air is most characteristic. It is the remedy for that curious condition of delirium known as “coma vigil.:’

#Stramonium. [Stram]
With this remedy the delirium is more furious, the mania more acute and the Sensorium more perverted and excited than under Belladonna or Hyoscyamus. The patient desires light and company, is very loquacious, garrulous, laughs, sings, swears, prays, curses and makes rhymes. He sees ghosts, talks with spirits and hears voices. The head is raised frequently from the pillow, the face is bright red, and he has a terrified expression; in fact, he seems to see objects rising from every corner to frighten him. Sometimes a silly delirium is present. Lachesis is characterized by great talkativeness in delirium. It has also the fear of being poisoned; but the Lachesis delirium is of a low form accompanied by dropping of the lower jaw, and a characteristic is that they imagine themselves under some super-human control. Cimicifuga. This remedy has loquacity, with a continual changing of the subject when talking, imaginings of rats, mice, etc. It is usually dependent upon uterine disease.

#Veratrum album. [Verat]
Veratrum has restlessness, and a desire to cut and tear the clothing as in Belladonna; but with this remedy there is a coldness of the surface of the body and a cold sweat. the patient is loquacious, talks very loud and is frightened at imaginary things. It also has a states of frenzy or excitement, during which he indulges in shrieks, in expressions of fright and in violent cursings of those around him.

#Phosphorus. [Phos]
The delirium of Phosphorus is of a low typhoid type, with tendency to haemorrhage and an apathetic, sluggish, stupid state, where the patient is unwilling to talk and answers question slowly. It has also an ecstatic state, in which he sees all sorts of faces grinning at him. He has also imaginary notions, such as imagining that his body is in fragments. Baptisia. The patient imagines his body in pieces or double and scattered about, and he has to moves constantly to keep the pieces together. Thuja. Here the patient imagines imagines that he is made of glass and moves carefully for fear of breaking. Absinthium. Has a delirium with a constant desire move about.

#Agaricus. [Agar]
Dr. Bayes praises this remedy highly in the delirium of typhoid fever, where there are constant attempts to get out of bed and tremor of the whole body.

Homeopathy for Dandruff

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Dandruff is an inflammatory skin condition, causing flaky white or yellow scales. It is also medically termed as seborrheic dermatitis of unknown cause. Oily skin is often associated with this problem. Many people have this problem, which is marked by itching and excessive flaking of the scalp. It is not contagious, rarely serious and it can usually be controlled.

 Causes

Overgrowth of skin cells that make up the scalp may cause dandruff. It is not known what accelerates this cell growth.

That dandruff may be a hypersensitive reaction to the proliferation of Pityrosporum ovale, yeast that occurs naturally on the scalp.

Another theory that held for some time linked dandruff to a new fungus, Malassezia, that seems to exist in overabundance on the scalps of those affected with the disease.

Dandruff causes have been attributed to dry skin, oily skin, shampooing too often or not often enough.

Use of too many chemical hair products. (e.g., hair sprays, gels)

Other factors known to trigger dandruff include:

Hormonal imbalance.

Poor health.

poor hygiene

Use of electric hair curlers or blow dryers.

Allergic hypersensitive.

Lack of rest.

Emotional stress.

Excessive consumption of sugar, fat, starch.

Improper nutrition.

Heredity predisposition.

Stress and anxiety. Cold weather and dry indoor heating.

Sometimes sensitivities to certain hair-care products or hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaling scalp.

  Signs & Symptoms

It may vary, commonly symptoms include,

§ white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin in your hair and on your shoulders.

§ an itchy, scaling scalp.

§ scalp can be either excessively dry or oily.

Homeopathic Remedies for Dandruff

Thuja, Natrum muriaticum, Kali sulphuricum, Graphites, Phosphorus, Carboneum sulphuratum, Sulphur, Ammonium muriaticum, Lycopodium, Mezereum, Arsenic album, Brayta carbonica, Bryonia Alba, Calcarea, Medorrhinum, Oleander, Psorinum, Sepia, Alumina, Badiaga, Heracleum sphondylium, Kali carbonicum, Magnesium carbonicum, Sanicula aqua.