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Carbo Vegetabilis

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Disintegration and Imperfect oxidation is the keynote of this remedy. The typical Carbo patient is sluggish, fat and lazy and has a tendency to chronicity in his complaints. Blood seems to stagnate in the capillaries, causing blueness, coldness, and ecchymosis. Body becomes blue, icy-cold. Bacteria find a rich soil in the nearly lifeless blood stream and sepsis and typhoidal state ensues. A lowered vital power from loss of fluids, after drugging; after other diseases; in old people with venous congestions; states of collapse in cholera, typhoid; these are some of the conditions offering special inducements to the action of Carbo Vegetabilis. The patient may be almost lifeless, but the head is hot; coldness, breath cool, pulse imperceptible, oppressed and quickened respiration, and must have air, must be fanned hard, must have all the WINDOWS open. This is a typical state for Carbo veg. The patient faints easily, is worn out, and must have fresh air. Hemorrhage from any mucous surface. Very debilitated. Patient seems to be too weak to hold out. Persons who have never fully recovered from the effects of some previous illness. Sense of weight, as in the head (occiput), eyes and eyelids, before the ears, in the stomach, and elsewhere in the body; putrid (septic) condition of all its affections, coupled with a burning sensation. General venous stasis, bluish skin, limbs cold.
BETTER, from eructation, From fanning, cold.
WORSE, evening; night and open air; cold; from fat food, butter, Coffee, milk, warm damp weather; Wine.

Bryonia

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Acts on all serous membranes and the viscera they contain. Aching in every muscle. The general character Of the pain here produced is a stitching, tearing; worse by motion, better rest. These characteristic stitching pains, greatly aggravated by any motion, are found everywhere, but especially in the chest; worse pressure. Mucous membranes are all dry. The Bryonia Alba patient is irritable; has vertigo from raising the head, pressive headache; dry, parched lips, mouth; excessive thirst, bitter taste, sensitive epigastrium, and feeling of a stone in the stomach; stools large, dry, hard; dry cough; rheumatic pains and swellings; dropsical effusions into synovial and serous membranes.
Bryonia Alba affects especially the constitution of a robust, firm fiber and dark complexion, with tendency to leanness and irritability. It prefers the right side, the evening, and open air, warm weather after cold days, to manifest its action most markedly.
Children dislike to be carried or raised. Physical weakness, all-pervading apathy. Complaints apt to develop slowly.
BETTER, lying on Painful side, pressure, rest, cold things.
WORSE, warmth, any motion, morning, eating, hot weather, exertion, touch. Cannot sit up; gets faint and sick.

Phosphorus

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Phosphorus irritates, inflames and degenerates mucous membranes, irritates and inflames serous membranes, inflames spinal cord and nerves, causing paralysis, destroys bone, especially the lower jaw and tibia; disorganizes the blood, causing fatty degeneration of blood vessels and every tissue and organ of the body and thus gives rise to hemorrhages, and hematogenous jaundice.

Produces a picture of destructive metabolism. Causes yellow atrophy of the liver and sub-acute hepatitis. Tall, slender persons, narrow chested, with thin, transparent skin, weakened by loss of animal fluids, with great nervous debility, emaciation, amative tendencies, seem to be under the special influence of Phosphorus. Great susceptibility to external impressions, to light, sound, odors, touch, electrical changes, thunder-storms. Suddenness of symptoms, sudden prostration, faints, sweats, shooting pains, etc. Polycythemia. Blood extravasations; Fatty degenerations, cirrhosis, caries, are pathological states often calling for Phosphorus. Muscular pseudo-hypertrophy, neuritis. Inflammation of the respiratory tract. Paralytic symptoms. Ill effects of Iodine and excessive use of salt; worse, Lying on left side. Tertiary syphilis, skin lesions, and nervous debility. Scurvy. pseudo-hypertrophic paralysis. Ataxia and adynamia. Osteo myelitis. Bone fragility.
BETTER, in dark, lying on right side, cold food; cold; open air; washing with cold water; sleep.
WORSE, touch; physical or mental exertion; twilight; warm food or drink; change of weather, from getting wet in hot weather; evening; lying on left or painful side; during a thunder-storm; ascending stairs.

‘Homeopathy is not limited to treatment of cough and cold, can cure cancer as well’

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

“Homeopathy is not limited to the treatment of cough and cold only, it can cure deadly diseases like cancer also,” Dr AK Dwivedi said. He was addressing the media on the 1st International Homeopathy Conference  held from March 6.

“Homeopathy experts from across the globe will participate in the conference to discuss treatments of various deadly diseases without any side effects. The conference will be the first ever in the 50 years history of Homeopathy,” Dr Dwivedi said.

He said that director and principal of Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, UK, Dr Shashimohan Sharma will be the chief guest.

“Experts will discuss about the treatment of diabetes through Homeopathy on the first day of the conference and will discuss about depression on the second day,” he added.

Dr Anwar Ansari of Mumbai will discuss about the treatment of cancer, Dr Subhash Singh of Kolkata will discuss about Homeopathic prescription and Dr Nishant Jain of New Delhi will discuss about quality control in Homeopathy manufacturing.

Dr Dwivedi also said that they will felicitate the students of Homeopathy for their meritorious performance in exams.

Swiss to recognise homeopathy as legitimate medicine

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The interior ministry has announced plans to give five complementary therapies including homeopathy the same status as conventional medicine.

Homeopathy, holistic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine will acquire the same status as conventional medicine by May 2017 when it comes to health insurance.

After being rejected in 2005 by the authorities for lack of scientific proof of their efficacy, complementary and alternative medicines made a comeback in 2009 when two-thirds of Swiss backed their inclusion on the constitutional list of paid health services.

As a result of the vote, these treatments are covered by basic compulsory insurance as part of six-year trial period from 2012-2017. However, they were all required  to prove their “efficacy, cost-effectiveness and suitability” by 2017.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the interior ministry said it had come to the conclusion that it was “impossible to provide such proof for these disciplines in their entirety”.

They will thus be treated on a par with other medical disciplines, when it comes to health insurance.

The ministry plans to continue allowing reimbursements of treatment costs by compulsory health insurance, provided they are administered by certified medical doctors.

However, as is the practice for conventional medicine, certain controversial practices under these complementary therapies will be subjected to further scrutiny. The ministry has initiated a consultation process – open until June 30, 2016 – on the proposed modification of the regulations.

Homeopathy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. ADHD and ADD symptoms include hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness.

 ADHD in adults

ADHD symptoms persist in adulthood for about 60% of children with ADHD. Adults with ADHD may have difficulty following directions, remembering information, concentrating, organizing tasks, or completing work within time limits.

 Cause

Most substantiated causes appear to fall in the realm of neurobiology and genetics. This is not to say that environmental factors may not influence the severity of the disorder, but such factors do not seem to give rise to the condition by themselves.

 Signs & Symptoms

The principal characteristics of ADD and ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms appear early in a child’s life. When the child’s hyperactivity, distractibility, poor concentration, or impulsivity begin to affect performance in school, social relationships with other children, or behavior at home, ADHD may be suspected. But because the symptoms vary so much across settings,ADHD is not easy to diagnose. This is especially true when inattentiveness is the primary symptom.

There are three subtypes of ADHD recognized by professionals. These are thepredominantly hyperactive-impulsive type (that does not show significant inattention); the predominantly inattentive type (that does not show significant hyperactive-impulsive behavior) sometimes called ADD—an outdated term for this entire disorder; and the combined type (that displays both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms).

Homeopathy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Homeopathic medicines are known to have deep effect on human psychology and have been found effective in various mental and psychological disorders. The focus of homeopathy is not to treat the isolated symptoms of ADHD but to treat the child as a whole. Not only the symptoms of ADHD but also the general physical and mental constitution of the patient, past medical history, medical history of parents, information about pregnancy and vaccination – all are used to find the probable cause in a given case and based on the final analysis a remedy is chosen for a patient. The following medicines may help in the treatment of ADHD –

Anacardium, Aranea, Argentum-nit, Aurum-met, Baryta carb, Baryta-ioid, Bismuth, Bufo, Calcarea brom, Calcarea carb, Cannabis indica, Capsicum, Carcinocin, Chamomilla, Cina, Cornus, Ferrum met, Gallic acid, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Kali brom, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Lyssin, Mancinella, Medorrhinum, Natrum mur, Natrum sulph, Nux mosch, Opium, Phosphorus, Platina, Scorpion, Stramonium, Sulphur, Tarentula, Tuberculinum, Verat-alb.

Homeopathy for Prostate Enlargement

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

 

One of the hot spots in the body. It is reddish brown, size of an English walnut. It can disturb one’s sleep by requiring several trips to the bathroom each night or kill a man by producing uremic poisoning. In old age it can become a site for cancer too. The prostate is a gland which contributes greatly to one’s sexual life. It is a principal storage depot for the seminal fluid, without which chances of pregnancy will be about zero. At each ejaculation, testicles provide over 150-200 million sperms cells. The prostate produces a fluid that dilutes them and this fluid contains proteins, enzymes, fats and sugars to nourish the fragile sperm, alkalinity to overcome the deadly acidity of the female tract and a watery medium in which the sperm can swim towards female egg.

Theory for Prostate Enlargement

1. HORMONIC THEORY:  As age advances , male hormones diminish, while estrogen does not. Tissues are enlarged due to predominance of estrogenic hormone. This is involuntary hyperplasia like fibro adenoma of breast.

2. NEOPLASTIC THEORY: Benign neoplasm. It is composed of fibrous tissues, granular tissues and muscles and is known as fibro-myo-adenoma.

Sexual Effetcs of Prostrate Enlargement

URETHRA The portion of urethra lying above the prostate becomes elongated. Distortion of prostatic urethra .
BLADDER Musculature of bladder hypertrophies to overcome obstruction. Urine is stagnant and may form stones. Occasionally hematuria
URETER AND KIDNEY Pressure on ureteric orifice , gradual dilation of ureter, hydronephrosis, ascending infection, nephritis
SEXUAL ORGANS In early stages: increased sexual desireIn later stages: Impotence

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;

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.

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.