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Homeopathic Medicine & Treatment for threatened or recurring abortion

Friday, May 1st, 2015

 

#Sabina. [Sabin]
This is a remedy useful to prevent impending abortion occurring about the third month, ushered in by the appearance of blood, which is oftentimes the first symptom; then follow pain in the small of the back, going around and through the pubes ; there are forcing and dragging pains from the sacrum to the pubes. The flow is bright red and clotted. It is useful for metritis accompanied by flooding from miscarriage. Cinamomum. Useful for abortion from a strain or misstep with profuse haemorrhage and slight pain. Arnica. Threatened miscarriage from trauma.

#Secale. [Sec]
For miscarriage in the early months of pregnancy Secale may be the remedy, especially in feeble and anemic women. It is useful for checking the tendency to miscarriage in the later months, when the muscular tissue of the womb is largely developed. It is indicated by frequent labor-like pains, a copious haemorrhage of black fluid blood, a wan sunken countenance, tingling and formication of the extremities and a desire for air. Hartmann recommended Secale 12.

#Viburnum opulus.
Threatening miscarriage when the pains come from the back around to the lower part of the abdomen and go into the thighs. It will often stop these spasmodic pains. It is a remedy to be used in frequent and early miscarriages. Sepia is one of our most important remedies as a preventive of miscarriage. It is indicated by nervous irritability, laxness of tissues and a sense of weight in the anus. Belladonna. Threatened miscarriage with profuse hot haemorrhage, backache, headache and the peculiar uterine tenesmus of the remedy and violent aching of the body. The least jar is painful.

#Cimicifuga. [Cimic]
One of our most powerful restrainers of abortion; the pains indication the threatened miscarriage fly across the abdomen from side to side doubling the patient up. It suits habitual abortion in women of a rheumatic diathesis. Aconite. Impending abortion from anger, also Chamomilla ; the mental conditions, however , will be different with Chamomilla; great nervous excitement will accompany the pains. Caulophyllum. A very useful remedy in false labor pains and also as a preventive of abortion. There is severe pains in the back and sides of the abdomen, feeble uterine contractions and scanty flow.

Foods to Avoid After a Miscarriage

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Low-Fiber Starches

Carbohydrates provide your body’s main fuel. Fiber-rich sources promote blood sugar control, which is important for maintaining positive energy levels and preventing headaches, anxiety and added dizziness during your recovery. Refined grains, such as white flour, have a high glycemic index, meaning they have a more dramatic impact on your blood sugar and can cause a spike followed by drops commonly known as crashes. Choose primarily nutritious, complex carbohydrate sources, such as oatmeal, brown rice and yams, keeping low-fiber starches, such as instant rice, egg noodles and pretzels, to a minimum.

Sugary Sweets

Like refined grains, sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic impact. They also leave less room in your diet for nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables. As prime antioxidant sources, fruits and vegetables help reduce inflammation and strengthen your body’s ability to resist infections, which can occur after a miscarriage. Instead of candy, reach for fresh, dried or cooked fruit, such as baked apple or pear slices dusted with cinnamon. To add more nutrients to your starches, such as whole-grain pasta and rice, add fresh or frozen vegetables while cooking. To stay hydrated, drink plenty of water instead of sugary drinks.

Fatty Milk and Meats

Much of the fat in meats and dairy products is saturated, a form that increases inflammation. To stay healthy and, if desired, prepare your body for an additional pregnancy, It is recommended relying on lean meats, cold-water fish and beans for protein. The omega-3 fats in oily fish, such as salmon, could reduce your risk of premature delivery in the future. Meats and dairy products particularly high in unhealthy saturated fat include lamb, beef, pork, poultry with the skin on, butter, cheese and whole milk. When preparing a lean protein source, such as fish, use low-fat cooking techniques, such as broiling, baking and steaming.

Trans Fatty Foods

Trans fats are made through a process in which hydrogen is added to vegetable oil, resulting in a long-lasting, but highly inflammatory, fat source. It is recommended avoiding these fats, which are common in fried foods and commercial baked goods, such as pie crust, cookies, crackers, pastries and pizza dough. Because trans fats don’t need to be listed on food packaging if the product contains less than 0.5 gram per serving, look at the ingredients list and avoid foods containing partially hydrogenated oils. For a healthy alternative to commercial french fries, bake sweet potato slices brushed with olive oil and dusted with fresh or dried herbs. Instead of crackers, have air-popped popcorn, which is a whole grain.

 

 

 

 

Miscarriage Prevention – Homeopathy and Habitual Abortions

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

 

 

Approximately 15 percent of all recorded pregnancies end in miscarriages. The first three months of pregnancy is the crucial period when such a spontaneous loss of the fetus is most likely to occur. This is also fortunately the only time period during a pregnancy when the fetus poses very little of a risk to the health of the mother carrying it. Miscarriages can be caused by a disease known as toxoplasmosis, a condition leading to the swelling of the glands, the development of aching muscles and the development of persistent but low-grade fevers can indicate toxoplasmosis. This disease is also responsible for many stillbirths and some kinds of serious birth defects in babies. At any rate, miscarriages have a huge emotional impact on the parents-the situation can be very traumatic for both mother and father, the trauma by its nature is greatest for the woman as she is the one who is physically conscious of the loss of the fetus. An emotional as well as a physical shock is induced by the occurrence of a miscarriage in the last three months of pregnancy. The life of the mother is also directly imperiled by losing her child at this point of time in the term of pregnancy and such situation is and should be treated as a serious medical emergency, requiring immediate visits to the hospital.

For a wholesome pregnancy, it is imperative for both men and women to have the most favorable health.

 Causes of Habitual Abortion

  • Unidentified cause
  • Hereditary
  • Congenital structural defect of the cervix or uterus
  • Chromosome deformity
  • Defect in the reproductive cell of the mother or father or time of egg implantation
  • Blood incompatibility of husband and wife
  • Hormonal imbalance like lack of progesterone or hormonal abnormalities like defective corpus luteum function, which is responsible for establishing and maintaining pregnancy in females
  • Pelvic Inflammatory disease, fibroid tumors, Polycystic Ovarian Cysts Disease
  • High blood pressure, diabetes, kidney diseases, thyroid disorders
  • Problems with immune system
  • Thrombophilia (blood clotting disorder), anemia
  • Chronic constipation, Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Viral, bacterial or fungal infection or acquired through sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Excessive use of certain drugs such as painkillers, antibiotics, tranquilizers, hormones, anti cancer agents, etc
  • Exposure to certain chemicals, X-Rays and other environmental toxins
  • Excessive physical or mental stress
  • Smoking, alcohol and substance abuse
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Obesity

Symptoms of Habitual Abortion

  • Abdominal pain similar to labor pains
  • Bleeding with discharge of tissue

 

 Self Care Measures

  • Have a complete medical check up if you are planning to get pregnant.
  • See your doctor as soon as possible if you think you might be pregnant.
  • Eat a normal well balanced diet.
  • Avoid refined carbohydrates, caffeine, foods leading to constipation.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, drugs.
  • Do not use any medicines including non-prescription drugs without medical advice.

Homeopathic Remedies for Broken Bone Support

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

If an injury involving a bone is very painful, and the person has difficulty moving the body part or bearing weight on it, the bone could be fractured. A doctor’s care should always be sought because correct assessment and proper setting of a fracture is very important for healing. Homeopathic remedies can ease the pain and swelling associated with broken bones, as well as help to accelerate the healing process.

Arnica : This remedy is useful for reducing the pain and swelling that accompany any new injury, and should be taken as soon as possible after a break occurs. It may also be helpful in calming the person, since breaking a bone is traumatic as well as painful. Doses may be taken frequently, according to how the person feels. Arnica may be used for several days while pain and soreness are prominent. Another remedy may be indicated later, to encourage proper healing of the bones and surrounding tissues.

Bryonia: This remedy may help to bring relief if excruciating pain results from even the slightest motion. The person usually wants to remain completely still and not be touched or interfered with.

Calcarea phosphorica: This is a useful remedy for aching and soreness in bones and joints, especially when the area feels cold and numb. It can help relieve the pain of fractures and bone bruises, and encourages repair and strengthening if a fracture is slow to heal.

Eupatorium perfoliatum: This remedy is well-known for its use in flu and fever when the bones are extremely painful ( “as if broken”) and is useful to relieve the deep or aching pain of actual broken bones.

Hypericum: This remedy is very useful for crushing injuries to body areas that are well-supplied with nerves. If smashed fingertips or toes are severe enough to traumatize the bones, Hypericum can be a welcome form of pain relief.

Ruta graveolens: This remedy is known for its effect on bone-bruises and on injuries to the periosteum (the covering of the bones); both of these types of trauma are involved when a fracture of a bone occurs. Ruta is also indicated when the pain around a fracture is extreme, and the person feels lame or weak. This remedy is also helpful in many cases when pain persists after treatment with Arnica.

Symphytum: This remedy is best known for helping broken bones rejoin and heal. It should be taken after a bone is set to ensure proper joining of the bone. (A common recommendation is to take it several times in the first few days, then once a week while the bone is healing.) It is also useful in many cases when pain persists in old, healed fractures.

Homeopathy Dosage Directions

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. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.
If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

Homeopathic remedy for anxiety

Saturday, April 26th, 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 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.

Homeopathic remedies for Insomnia or sleeplessness

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Insomnia or Sleeplessness: Difficulty in sleeping or inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when this is a problem that continues over time.
There are three types of Insomnia: Transiet or sort term insomnia, Intermittent or on and off insomnia and chronic or constant insomnia.
Insomnia is found in males and females of all age groups, although it seems to be more common in females (especially after menopause) and in the elderly. The ability to sleep, rather than the need for sleep, appears to decrease with advancing age.
Transient Insomnia- Insomnia lasting from a single night to a few weeks is referred to as transient. Temporary insomnia usually is due to situational changes, such as travel and stressful events. It lasts for less than a week or until the stressful event is resolved. Short-term insomnia lasts for 1-3 weeks, Chronic Insomnia- Insomnia is considered to be chronic if it occurs on most nights and lasts a month or more. Chronic insomnia continues for more than 3 weeks.
Insomnia may also be classified into:
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:
Patients with insomnia are evaluated with the help of a medical history and a sleep history. Specialized sleep studies may be recommended in Secondary insomnia, to find the medical condition.
Conventional treatment:
Transient insomnia can be treated by altering some changes in the lifestyle, or counseling may help.
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. After a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. 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.

None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice.
Reportorial rubric
[Kent] Sleep, Sleeplessness
[Murphy] Sleep, Insomnia
[Boericke] Nervous system, Sleep, Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
[Boenninghausen's] Sleep, Sleeplessness
Nux vomica, Opium, Coffea cruda, Ambra grisea, Hyoscyamus niger,Sulphur, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Arsenic album, Argenticum nitricum;
Gelsemium, Ignatia amara, Magnesium carbonica, Cocculus indica, Aconitum napellus, Arnica Montana, Causticum, Ferrum metallicum, Muriaticum acidum, Tabacum, Senecio jacobaea;

Homeopathic remedies for cold sore

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The term “cold sore” describes a group of blisters that form around the mouth and inside the nose. The sores can be irritating, unsightly, and very uncomfortable, but they are not dangerous. They are produced by a virus called herpes simplex. Most people have been exposed to the virus by the time they are five years old and build up a natural immunity so that they never produce cold sores.

The herpes simplex virus is related to the herpes virus that attacks the genital area. The latter is a sexually transmitted disease, and immunity to the cold sore virus does not mean that one is immune to genital herpes.

Herpes simplex virus type 1, or, less often, herpes simplex type 2 (the cause of genital herpes). The virus is spread from person to person by contact with fluid from a cold sore, saliva, contact with an item that has the germs on it, or sharing food or drinks with an infected person. The blisters and open sores can spread the virus until they heal.

Risk factor may trigger an outbreak of cold sores. Cold sores also recur for unknown reasons.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat cold sores but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to cure cold sores 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 cold sores:

Belladonna, Hepar Sulph, Fluoric Acid, Bufo Rana, Coffea, Mezarium, Cistus Can, Silicea, Thuja, Zincum Met, Antim Crude, Arsenic Album, Dulcamara and many other medicines.

 

Homeopathic remedies for pancreatitis

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas, occurs in acute and chronic forms and may be due to edema, necrosis, or hemorrhage. In men this disease is commonly associated with alcoholism, trauma, or peptic ulcer; in women, it’s linked to biliary tract disease. The prognosis is good when pancreatitis follows biliary tract disease, but poor when it follows alcoholism. Acute pancreatitis results from the leakage of pancreatic enzymes into pancreatic tissue, leading to autodigestion. Because acute pancreatitis is more common than chronic pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis is the common than chronic pancreatitis.
Causes:

  • Alcohol
  • Gallstones
  • Idiopathic causes
  • Post operative causes
  • After endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Trauma
  • Metabolic causes (renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, acute fatty liver of pregnancy)
  • Hereditary causes
  • Infections (mumps, mycoplasma, echovirus)
  • Vasculitis (SLE, necrotizing angilitis)
  • Ampulla of vater obstruction (Crohn’s disease, duodenal diverticulitis, penetrating duodenal ulcer)
  • Drugs
  • Hypotension may be present in as many as half of the patients; it results from vasodilatation, myocardial depressant factor, and the loss of plasma and blood in to the retroperitonium.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pancreas affections but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat pancreas affections 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 pancreas affections:
Phosphorous; Iris; Spongia; belladonna; Conium; pulsatilla; Nux Vomica; Mercurius; kali iod; colocynth; Carbo Animalis; Calcaria Ars; Baryta Mur and many other important medicines.

Homeopathic remedies for Acid Reflux

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Stomach produces gastric juices (acid and enzymes) for the digestion process. Acid reflux is a medical condition in which there is back flow of gastric juices/ acids from the stomach to esophagus. Too much reflex can cause the stomach acids to burn the esophagus and can result in to serious complications. The esophageal sphincter lies at the junction where the stomach and the esophagus join; lower esophageal sphincter plays a most important role in acid reflux condition. This sphincter allows food to enter the stomach and it prevents the reflux of acidic stomach contents back in to esophagus, as a result of malfunctioning of lower esophageal sphincter, condition like acid reflux develops.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat acid reflux symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for the treatment of acid reflux symptoms 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 to treat acid reflux symptoms:
China
Abdominal discomfort which is only relieved by belching. Sour and bitter eructations or offensive flatus, Worse at night and night after meals is an important key note of this remedy
Natrum Phos
Hyperacidity, sour smelling sweats, acid condition of stomach with nausea and vomiting of acrid fluid, Sour eructations, Vomiting of sour fluid like vinegar. Ulceration of stomach with sour risings
Pulsatilla
Dryness of the mouth, putrid taste in the morning on walking and a sensation as if food had lodged under the sternum are characteristic symptoms of this remedy. Tongue coated with thick rough white fur; acidity and heart burn is well marked in this remedy.
Phosphorus
Remarkable medicine for the symptoms of acid reflux, heart burn and constant burning in the stomach, regurgitation of food, Craving for cold food which is vomited as soon as it becomes hot in the stomach, Spitting of blood without nausea is also common in this remedy.
Calcaria Carb
Burning sensation in the stomach, acrid eructations; feeling of pressure over the stomach with vomiting of food and mucus.
Ipecac
Complaints with nausea or vomiting and excessive flatulence, It is suitable in pregnancy also.
Nux vomica
Symptoms of acid reflux with flatulence and much acidity but without nausea and vomiting, tongue is coated with creamy fur, stomach is generally out of order.
Aesculus Hip
Excellent remedy for such complaints, great burning distress, pressure as from stone in the pit of stomach; empty eructations of wind.
Staphisagria
Acid reflux symptoms caused by smoking.
Ferrum met
Remarkable remedy for acid reflux, vomiting only of food after eating and drinking.