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July

8

2021

Phytolacca Berry

Phytolacca berry is one of the best homeopathic medicines used to reduce weight and manage obesity. This medicine is mostly used in tablet form while its mother tincture is also available which is used for the same purpose. Phytolacca berries are native to North America and for have been used for many decades to improve digestion and absorption of food in the body as well as reducing the weight in obese individuals.

Following are the main uses of Phytolacca berry

Weight reduction

Phytolacca berry tablets/mother tincture are used to reduce weight and manage obesity. This medicine improves the digestion and eases absorption of food in the body thereby making the body healthy and discouraging deposition of fat in tissues. It also reduces the appetite as this also helps in losing weight to a greater degree.

One can lose around 5 kg of body weight in 1 or 2 months by regular use of phytolacca berry along with some dietary changes and a little exercise on daily basis

Improves metabolism

Metabolism is the process of breakdown of food in the body to give energy. It is one of the most essential processes occurring in the body and without metabolism there can be no life, phytolacca berry tablets normalize the metabolism and help in excessive burning of calories. The fats are burnt away in the process and the fat depots are depleted gradually making the body slim and light.

Relieves acidity in stomach

Phytolacca berry contains certain chemicals which reduce the hyperacidity in stomach which is caused by low food intake. It controls acid in the stomach which improves the digestion and breakdown of food and further enhances the process of absorption of food in the intestine.

One important benefit of using phytolacca berry for weight loss is that it has no side effects at all as compared to other medicines used for such purpose. It is very safe to use even for longer periods of time.

It is also commonly used to reduce the weight in post-partum phase in women because during pregnancy many women gain a lot of weight which is not easy to get rid off. Regular use of phytolacca berry with a diet routine surely reduces the weight in such women making them healthy and active.

June

28

2021

Erectile Dysfunction

Male sexual weakness is one the most common problem faced by men all around the world. It mainly includes ED (erectile dysfunction) and Timing problem. There are a number of causes for this condition which includes; psychological factors such as stress and anxiety, organic diseases involving the male genitilia, other debilitating diseases such as Diabetes mellitus and hepatitis, injuries and infections in male genital tract etc

In homeopathy there are very effective medicines for the treatment and cure of these disorders. The major remedies for the treatment of male sexual weakness are as follows;

Agnus castus

Agnus castus is one of the most effective remedies for treatment of male sexual weakness and low timing issue especially caused by excessive masturbation and is useful in people of young age

Caladium seg

Caladium is the best remedy for erectile dysfunction where the patient is unable to get the slightest of the erection and is completely impotent. It especially suits the people in their old age

Selenium

Selenium is the remedy for increasing the sexual timing and also increases the quality and quantity of sperms in men who have masturbated for a long time and have lost their sexual powers as a result

Acid phos

Acid phos is a wonderful medicine for increasing the physical and sexual powers in men. It is used as a sexual tonic in weak young men. Acid phos also empowers the nervous system thereby making a man more focused on sexual activity

Nux vom

Nux vomica is most suitable remedy for sexually weak men who don't do physical activity but rather remain in a sitting for most of their time like officers or any other profession. The eating habits of such people are also very harmful for health like eating spicy and fatty food, smoking and alcoholism. All these habits ruin the sexuality of men, nux vom is the best remedy for such people

Gingko biloba

Gingko biloba is a natural herb which is well known for its effects on male sexual sphere. It is used worldwide to enhance the sexual powers and overall health of men

Damiana

Damiana is also a wonderful medicine for weakness of male sexual health. It is mainly used for male impotency (inability to perform sexual intercourse) and sexual timing. It also increases the sperm count in infertile men.

June

21

2021

Alfalfa Syrup

Alfalfa tonic is one of the most trusted tonics in homoeopathy for children who are weak, anaemic, and have a loss of appetite, as well as for women who have anaemia, digestive issues, and are recovering from chronic conditions.

Alfalfa is a herb that is grown in Southeast Asia. Alfalfa includes several highly important vitamins, minerals, and other chemicals that are useful in maintaining an individual's health and also speeding up recovery from chronic ailments. It also has antioxidant qualities, which protect the skin and hair from environmental oxidative stress. Alfalfa tonic provides a variety of health benefits, which will be covered in this article.

Following are the important health benefits of Alfalfa syrup

Anemia:

Anemia is a condition in which a person's hemoglobin or red blood cells are low. It is one of the most common conditions, primarily affecting teenage girls and pregnant women in developing nations, but also affecting women worldwide. It occurs in such women as the need of the body increases in terms of iron and protein intake and when there is a lack of iron the anemia develops.

Furthermore, anaemia can arise in young children who do not eat good and nutritious foods or who are malnourished as a result of poverty. Alfalfa tonic treats iron deficiency in anaemic persons regardless of age or aetiology, it is widely used by homoeopathic practitioners worldwide to treat this illness.

Anorexia:

Anorexia is characterised by a decrease of appetite. In this condition, the person loses the urge to eat and, in many circumstances, has an aversion to eating. Anorexia can affect people of any age, from children to the elderly; it is primarily caused by metabolic abnormalities. It can also have some psychological causes as well.

Alfalfa tonic is known to efficiently improve an individual's appetite by improving digestion and making the mind healthy and focused. Furthermore, Alfalfa tonic provides all of the necessary nourishment and vitamins to keep a person healthy in both mind and body.

Mental alertness:

As the saying goes, "a healthy mind gives you a healthy body." Alfalfa tonic keeps the mind alert and focused, making a person feel happy and full of energy. Because of its nutritional properties, alfalfa tonic promotes the vitality of the nervous system and increases the capacity of the mind to stay focused on critical activities. It also maintains the mind and nerves fresh. It is especially effective for students and others who do more mental work.

Body weight:

Another essential application of Alfalfa tonic is that it aids in the development of muscular mass, hence boosting the individual's body weight. When used on a regular basis, it stimulates the hunger while simultaneously keeping the metabolism at a normal rate, resulting in weight gain. Alfalfa tonic is used to help malnourished children and young teens who have suffered from an acute illness acquire weight.

Recovery from illness:

Alfalfa tonic is especially beneficial during the recovery period of any type of disease, whether acute or chronic, and it is suitable for people of all ages, from children to the elderly, who have suffered from infections such as dengue fever, typhoid, malaria, and so on. Alfalfa tonic promotes rapid recuperation while causing no side effects.

June

14

2021

Alfalfa Tonic

Alfalfa is a herb which is grown in Southeast Asia, this herb contains a number of important vitamins and other important nutritious substances. It also shows antioxidant properties thereby preventing skin and hairs from the oxidative stress of the environment. Alfalfa syrup has a number of health benefits which will be discussed in this article.

Following are the important health benefits of Alfalfa syrup

Anemia:

Anemia is a condition associated with lack of haemoglobin or Red blood cells in a person. It is one of the most common conditions effecting mainly the teenage girls and pregnant women particularly in under developed countries and generally effecting the women globally. It occurs in such women as the need of the body increases in terms of iron and protein intake and when there is a lack of iron the anemia develops.

Moreover anemia can also occur in young children who don’t eat healthy and nutritious food or they are malnourished due to poverty. Alfalfa syrup fulfils the deficiency of iron in anaemic individuals irrespective of the age and cause, therefore it is widely used by homoeopathic practitioners worldwide for treating this condition.

Anorexia:

Anorexia is defined as loss of appetite. In this condition, the person loses the desire to eat and in many cases there is aversion to eating. Anorexia can affect people of any age from children to old people. It is mainly caused by metabolic disorders and due to many disease conditions it can also have some psychological causes as well.

Alfalfa syrup is known to effectively increase the appetite of an individual by improving the digestion of food and making the mind healthy and focussed. Moreover Alfalfa syrup contains all the necessary nutrition and vitamins which are required to keep a person healthy in mind and body.

Mental alertness:

Alfalfa syrup keeps the mind alert and focussed making a person feel positive and full of energy, as it is rightly said that 'a healthy mind gives you a healthy body'. Alfalfa syrup greatly improves the vitality of the nervous system and enhances the capacity of the mind to stay focussed on important tasks and also keeps the mind and nerves fresh due to its nutritive characters. It is especially suitable for students and people involved with more of a mental work.

Body weight:

Another miracle of the use of Alfalfa syrup is that it helps in gaining muscle mass thereby increasing the body weight of the individual. When it is used regularly, it increases the appetite and also maintains the metabolism at a normal rate which eventually causes gain in the weight. Alfalfa syrup is used to gain weight in malnourished children and young teens who have suffered from some acute illness.

Recovery from illness:

Alfalfa syrup is particularly useful in recovery phase of any kind of illness whether acute or chronic and it covers all the age groups starting from children to elderly individuals who have suffered from infections such as dengue fever, typhoid, malaria etc. Alfalfa syrup helps in speedy recovery without producing any side effects.

June

7

2021

Calcium Phosphoricum 6x

Calcium phosphoricum also know as Calcium phos is one of the most widely used Tissue salt or biochemic salt in Homeopathy. Calcium phos is mainly used in the conditions arising from deficiency of calcium in the human body whether it is the deficiency in the bones or blood calcium phos is used for extended periods of time to completely remove the deficiency of this salt in the body.

Calcium is one the most important tissue salt in the bones as it makes the bones dense and hard, in its absence the bones become very weak and prone to fracture. In the blood calcium place a very crucial role in maintaing the muscle activity.

Following are the important uses of calcium phos 6x;

Rickets:

Rickets is a disease found in young children caused by deficiency of calcium in the diet or in case of poor absorption of calcium from intestine in case of Vit D deficiency. In Rickets the bones in the children do not develop and harden normally and become soft and weak leading to deformities and chance of getting fractured on slight injury increases. The body structure of these kids remains small as of their age and body growth is stunted.

Osteomalacia:

Osteomalacia is adult rickets, the causes are same as observed in rickets in children but the clinical effects are different. The bones are not deformed as they have already developed normally instead the bones become weak and fragile, stress fractures or pathological fractures are commonly seen in the cases of osteomalacia. Mostly women are effected by this condition as pregnancy and lactation puts burden on the bones and overall health of a women and if there is calcium deficiency in her diet than chances of developing osteomalacia increase manyfolds.

Osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis is another common condition caused by deficiency of calcium in the bones. In this condition the bone calcium is lost resulting in porosity in the bones, the bony framework of the body becomes fragile and stress fractures are very very commonly observed in osteoporosis.

Tetany:

Tetany is a condition associated with the stiffness in the muscles which is very sudden and can lead to very serious circumstances if the chest muscles get effected by it. Tetany is caused by severe defieciency of calcium in the blood causing a state of spasm in the skeletal muscles which become hard and stiff and remain in such state for some time.

Calcium phos 6x is widely used in the above mentioned conditions involving deficiency of calcium. The main role of calcium phos is to maintain a healthy level of calcium in the bones (which is around 70% of the total bone mass) and also the blood calcium level (which is 10 to 11 mg/dl blood). The biggest advantage of using this tissue salt is that it has no side effect in the body and it is very safe to use this tissue salt for even longer periods of times.

It is also very useful in case of pregnancy and also during the period of lactation as it will maintain the calcium levels in the women and also provide ample amount of calcium for the developing baby in the womb.

June

1

2021

Calcium fluoratum

'Calcium fluoratum is one of the '12 tissue salts' or popularly known as 'Biochemic remedies' discovered by Schussler. The compound Calcium fluor is made up of two elements that is calcium and fluorine, it is prepared homoeopathically by purifying the elements and trituration process.

'Calcium fluor is also commonly known as 'Bone salt' as it forms the major constituent of the bones and teeth, also present in the upper layer of skin that is epidermis and in all the connective tissues of the body. Thereby the conditions associated with these organs and tissues are very well treated with administration of Calcium fluor. It is mostly used in 6x power while 3x and 12x power are also available

' Following are the uses of Calcium flour;

Bones and teeth:

' Calcium fluor is the main constituent of the bones and teeth enamel, it is used in various conditions involving weakness, deformities and fractures in case of bones. It maintains the health of bones and teeth keeping them strong and hard

Skin:

' Calcium fluor is one the important component forming the uppermost layer that is 'epidermis' of the skin. Epidermis protects the deeper layers of skin and also keeps the microbes away from the body thereby preventing the body from various infections. When the skin is healthy the chances of infection are scarce.

Connective tissues:

' Calcium fluor forms an integral part of the connective tissues, as the name suggests these tissues connect various organs and parts of the body and make the locomotion possible. The bones are a good example of connective tissue and the joints which are formed by the union of two or more bones are very important in holding the body in a shape and making the body movements possible. Other examples includes the collagen, sheaths and soft tissues which provide elasticity to the body and also covers the important structures including visceras like stomach, liver, spleen etc

Varicose veins:

' Varicose veins is the condition associated with formation of intravascular clots inside the deep veins especially in the lower limbs, calf and feet. This can occur due to slowness of blood flow in legs caused by increased pressure in case of pregnancy, injuries or surgery involving lower limbs or some other disease involving the stagnation of blood flow

(Nodosities) hardness of glands:

' Another area of action of calcium fluor is the glands where it helps in the removal of nodes (hard masses) from the glands in the body. The major glands which are effected includes lymphatic glands, formation of hard nodes under the skin covering the abdomen and herniation of the inguinal, femoral glands etc

Haemorrhoids:

' It is a condition associated with engorgement of veins in the rectum caused by straining and pressure in the rectal veins produced by constipation and passage of hard stools on a regular basis. Calcium fluor relieves the engorgement of the veins and provides a lot of relief to the patient in this painful condition.

May

20

2021

Damiana Ø

'Damiana plant also known as Damiana Aphrodisiac is a well-known plant for many health benefits. It is found in Mexico and West Indies and its extract (mother tincture ' Ø ') is made by from its leaf and stem. Damiana Ø is found useful in following health conditions;

Aphrodisiac:

'Damiana Ø has long been used as an aphrodisiac in alternative medicine because it possesses very strong aphrodisiac properties, it increases the sexual desire and makes the sexual activity more pleasurable and also is used to overcome any problem related to sexual activity.

Athletic performance :

'Damiana Ø increases athletic performance many folds and for this reason it is used by athletes all around the world to enhance their muscle power and agility. It also stimulates brain and nervous system thereby providing a high energy and stimulation to the body organs and muscles

Diabetes:

'Damiana Ø is also known to have hypoglycemic effect and it is used in small doses maintain blood sugar levels in normal ranges in diabetics

Headache:

'Damiana Ø is very effective in relieving nearly all kinds of headaches such as nervous, stress, seasonal, sick headaches and migraine

PMS (premenstrual syndrome):

'PMS a very common condition experienced by many fertile females all across the world in which a female feels sick a few days before onset of menses including symptoms of headache, abdominal discomfort, nausea, bloating and nervousness. Damiana Ø has magical effects in relieving this condition of PMS making female calm and relaxed before and during menses

Bedwetting:

'Bedwetting is a common problem faced by many young children which is even more problematic for the parents in which the child passes urine on bed unknowingly while asleep. Damiana Ø having strong effect on nervous system, plays a good role in treatment of this condition providing relief to the child and parents as well

Asthma:

'Damiana Ø has proven effects in relieving asthma as it helps in dilatation of air tubes in lungs thereby making breathing easy and also prevents asthmatic attacks in individuals

Depression:

'Damiana Ø is one of the most commonly used alternative medicine for treating depression. It acts directly on the nervous system and balances the mood regulating chemicals thereby creating a soothing effect on the brain and nerves. Such effect has long term effect in treating the cases of depression and anxiety.

May

19

2021

AVENA SATIVA Ø

'Avena Sativa Ø' commonly known as 'Oats' is grown worldwide for its various health benefits. Its use in homeopathy medicine is also based on its overall effects on health, the main benefits of its use are seen in lowering cholesterol levels, keeping the heart healthy, insomnia and improving the health of diabetics at large. The main health benefits of Avena sativa Ø (extract of the oats) includes;

Lowering cholesterol level:

Avena sativa Ø lowers the cholesterol levels considerably as it contains a large amount of fiber thereby binding cholesterol with it and aiding in removing cholesterol from blood. This important action of the remedy helps in maintaining a healthy heart and improved blood circulation

Maintaining a healthy heart:

Avena sativa Ø keeps the heart in a healthy state by providing all the essential electrolytes like potassium and calcium in balanced amounts helping the normal functioning and rhythm of cardiac muscles and also keeps the cholesterol deposition away from the vessels connected to heart providing a free flow of blood

Insomnia:

Insomnia is defined as lack of sleep and it is one the most common issues faced by nearly every individuals globally. Most of the people affected by this state are elderly and middle aged as the problem is caused by stress, anxiety and depression. Avena sativa Q is the most commonly used remedy in relieving the insomnia and is well known in this regards worldwide. This wonderful homeopathic drug has also shown to improve concentration, memory and cognitive development in individuals.

Effects on diabetes:

Avena sativa Ø is known to maintain glycemic levels in normal ranges in diabetic patients, a study showed that this effect might be caused by high insulin sensitivity produced by the drug.

Improving immunity:

Immune system is the body's defense system which fights against the organisms/microbes which can damage the body. This remedy has proven effects in enhancing the immunity and protecting the individual from the attack of various organisms

Effects on skin:

Avena sativa Ø has clinically proven effects in treating various skin disorders such as skin irritation, dermatitis and skin infections caused by staphylococcus aureus

Lowering addiction:

In various studies conducted on addiction it was found that Avena sativa Q lowers the nicotine addiction significantly thereby reducing the habit of cigarette smoking when used on regular basis.

Effects on nervous system:

Nervous system in the most important system of human body as it controls all the functions of the body and keeps the body alive. Nervous system is composed of brain, spinal cord and various nerves connected with these structures, there is a huge network of nerves present in the body and interestingly the whole nervous system in connected and works in a rhythm. Avena sativa Ø is one the best remedies for soothing the nervous system thereby helping in the smooth and efficient working of the nerves at large and the nervous system as a whole. It is the most commonly prescribed homeopathic remedy for many ailments of nervous system.

May

7

2021

Arnica Hair Oil

Arnica is a plant locally found in cold and rocky regions mainly Eastern Europe. Arnica has been employed in various skin, hair and scalp related conditions for many decades.

Arnica oil for hair

Arnica oil has proven beneficial clinically for inflammation and injury to the skin, it has the property to alleviate inflammation and soreness in the skin and scalp as well thereby reducing injury to the hair follicles and also regulate the secretions of sebaceous glands. Arnica hair oil has multifold benefits in improving various hair conditions such as hair fall, dandruff, split ends, premature greying, inflammation and itching of the scalp Arnica hair oil prevents from hair loss by clearing the debris and excessive oil from the hair follicles thereby strengthens the growth of hair from core and its anti-inflammatory effect reduces the healing time of injury to the scalp.

  • Premature greying is another common problem related to hair health worldwide. Premature greying is actually related to heredity and environmental factors at most but regular use of Arnica hair oil can strengthen the hair strands and thereby make hairs grow healthy and prevent early hair greying.
  • Arnica hair oil has the essential ingredients to strengthen the hair from root to tip thereby preventing development of split ends and that is by providing the necessary proteins to the hair strands as well as providing a complete nutrition to hair follicles and removing the debris and excessive sebum (oil) blocking the hair follicle.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis commonly known as ‘Dandruff’ a very common hair related condition is caused by irritation, fungal infections or dryness of the scalp. Here the action of Arnica is clinically proven in reducing the inflammation and itchiness and also by removing excessive oils from the scalp the problem of dandruff can be eliminated.

How to use

Arnica hair oil can be applied locally on the hairs and scalp by gentle massage (the oil must not be ingested) and kept overnight for best results as it will provide ample time for the beneficial effects of Arnica to take place. A little quantity of lukewarm water can also be mixed with oil to make it easy to apply on the hairs and scalp and maximize the effects as this will enhance the absorption of the oil deeper in the hair follicles and scalp. The hair must then be washed thoroughly using the suitable shampoo or conditioner to remove the excess oil.

Side effects of Arnica Hair Oil

Generally it is very safe to apply Arnica hair oil on hairs and scalp but if someone experiences the following side effects in case of allergy to the herb than the hairs must be washed immediately with shampoo to remove the oil.

The side effects can include;
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Irritation in scalp

July

4

2019

For Infertility in Males

1. Infertility in Males with Erectile Dysfunction: There are some top-notch medicines for infertility in males from erectile dysfunction. Homeopathic medicine Agnus castus is best picked up when both sexual desire and physical ability are lacking. Genitals are relaxed, flaccid, and cold. Caladium, is the best choice for impotency with mental depression. Sexual desire is present but the genitals are relaxed with weak erections. Selenium is also best among the various medicines for infertility in males from erectile dysfunction. Selenium is helpful for slow, weak erections with rapid emissions. Involuntary semen discharges may also be present. 2. Infertility in Males with Low Sperm Count: X-Ray tops the list of medicines for infertility in males from a low sperm count. It helps to increase sperm count. It helps in both improving the quality and quantity of sperms. 3. Infertility in Males with Orchitis: Conium is the top-grade medicine among the chart of medicines for infertility in males with orchitis. It is used when the testicles are swollen, hard and enlarged. It is also effective when a history of suppressed sexual desire is present. 4. Infertility in Males with Wasting of Testes: Sabal Serrulata is one of the best medicines for infertility in males with wasting (atrophy) of testes. It is also the perfect medicine for infertility in males with prostate enlargement or prostatitis.

July

4

2019

Homeopathic Remedies for Infertility in Women

1. Infertility in Females due to Acid Vaginal Discharges: Borax and Natrum phos are top-grade medicines for infertility in females due to acid vaginal discharges. These homeopathic medicines for infertility in females are used where the vaginal discharges are acrid, destructive and kill the sperms. Borax is a medicine for infertility in females when the vaginal discharge is like the white of an egg, acrid, copious and warm. In such cases, Borax favors easy conception. Next medicine Natrum phos is indicated for infertility in women who have acrid, irritating, creamy, honey-colored vaginal discharges. The discharge also smells sour. 2. Infertility in Females due to too Profuse or Prolonged Periods (menorrhagia): Two excellent medicines for infertility in females from profuse or prolonged periods are Calcarea carb and Aletris farinosa. Calcarea carb is mainly used when a female with infertility has too profuse and too long lasting periods. The periods also appear before time. To prescribe Aletris farinose, the main symptoms are early and copious menses with infertility. Leucorrhea, anemia, weakness, tiredness, and fatigue may also persist with menorrhagia. Among these medicines for infertility in females, Aletris farinosa is also prescribed where a tendency for frequent abortions is present. 3. Infertility in Females with Short, Scanty Periods: Pulsatilla and Sepia are suitable medicines for infertility in females resulting from short, scanty periods. Pulsatilla is a natural medicine for infertility in women who have faced menstrual irregularities since their menarche. The menses always get delayed and never appear on the expected date. The menstrual discharge is also scanty and remains for a very short time. Pulsatilla also tops the list of medicines for infertility in females suffering from PCOD. Next medicine Sepia is prescribed for infertility in females where the menses are short, scanty and suppressed. Along with this a prominent symptom of bearing down sensation in uterus may be present. 4. Infertility in Females with Decreased Sexual Desire: Agnus castus and Sepia are prominently indicated medicines for infertility in females with decreased sexual desire. Among these medicines for infertility in females Agnus castus is used when aversion to sex is there. Excessive masturbation may be a cause behind this. The genitals are also relaxed with transparent vaginal discharges. Next homeopathic medicine Sepia is also used for infertility in females having low sex drive. The vagina may be excessively dry with pain while intercourse. Bearing down sensation is also a marked feature that may appear. 5. Infertility in Females due to Non Retention of Sperms: Among the various medicines for infertility in females from non-retention of sperms Natrum carb occupies highest rank. Natrum carb is very effective for women who have sterility from non-retention of sperms. Offensive and irritating vaginal discharges may also be present.

July

4

2019

Best Homeopathic Medicines for Oligospermia

Many homeopathic remedies have been known to cure Low sperm Count. Some of these are; a. Agnus Castus: Sexual melancholy. Fear of death. Sadness with impression of speedy death. Absentminded, forgetful, lack of courage. Illusion of smell-herrings, musk. Nervous depression and mental forebodings. Yellow discharge from urethra. No erections. Impotence. Parts cold, relaxed. Desire gone (Selen; Con; Sabal). Scanty emission without ejaculation. Loss of prostatic fluid on straining, gleety discharge. Testicles, cold, swollen, hard, and painful. b. Anacardium Orientalis: Fixed ideas. Hallucinations; thinks he is possessed of two persons or wills. Anxiety when walking, as if pursued. Profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, with tendency to use violent language. Brain-fag. Impaired memory. Absent mindedness. Very easily offended. Malicious; seems bent on wickedness. Lack of confidence in himself or others. Suspicious (Hyos). Clairaudient, hears voices far away or of the dead. Senile dementia. Absence of all moral restraint. Voluptuous itching; increased desire; seminal emissions without dreams. Prostatic discharge during stool. c. Argentum Nitricum: The patient is intellectual strong, patient complaint of memory loss, along with disturbed sense of reasoning. Patient is involved in foolish task, with strange conclusions. Patient experience strange illusions and hallucinations. His mind is full of useless and troublesome thoughts especially at night time, which makes him very anxious. Due to anxiety patients keeps on walking, melancholia, weak of memory. It seems time passes very slowly. Dullness of head, mental confusion, dizziness, tendency to fall sideways. d. Caladium: Patient is unable to remember things, he is very forgetful with vague mind. Due to absentmindedness, he keep on searching different things. Concentration is very less due to which he is unable to put his ideas into speech. He has high desire for sex with relaxation of his organ. A state of total impotency. During intimacy there is urethral discharge at times impotency is due to mental suppression. Severe itching on testicles. e. Conium Mac: Mental state is full of hysteria with the nervousness. Patient complaint of weakness of muscles with trembling. Patient has very high desire for sex, but due to impotency he is not able to perform. Patient complaints of semen loss during sleep with or without dreams. Ejaculation is very painful- as if cutting with a knife due to acrid semen. Swelling and hardness f. Lycopodium: There is great desire to be alone. Despondent. Mentally and physically patient is very tired with complaint of chronic fatigue, with great aversion to his work. He is very forgetful, with dread of public appearance. Great Sensitivity, patient cries even when thanked. It is one of the most used medicines for impotency. Genital organ are feeble due to low vitality. Patient marries to live a normal life, but after marriage he finds he is sexually impotent without erections or very weak and short erections as if he is not a man. There is history of gonorrheal discharge with warts on male genitals. Patient is not trustworthy; he is very suspicious and fined fault in every task. Patient is very timid with low self-confidence. Classically selected tailored homoeopathy medicine helps in case of Male infertility. Well selected homeopathic medicine increase sperm count and also helps to overcome various complications related with male infertility. There are more than 68 Homeopathic medicines which can be given to you based on your symptoms. Homeopathy treatment for Male infertility must be tailored for you so as to provide you deep pathological cure. Homeopathy treatment for male infertility is not only 100% safe but also very effective in large number of patients. The correct homeopathy medicines have to be selected by an experienced and a qualified Homeopathic doctor.

May

24

2019

Homeopathic remedies for Irregular Menses:

Pulsatilla: Pulsatilla is one of the first remedies thought of, in affection, peculiar to women. It's essentially feminine disposition of gentleness timidity, mildness, docility excellent thing in womans is most characteristic of the drug; even tearfulness, another feminine attribute, strongly points to Pulsatilla. Then, we have fickleness, indecision and changeableness, which are certainly characteristic of Pulsatilla and of some women. Dark menses which are delayed and accompanied with this severe menstrual colic and the characteristic temperament will be the indications. The menses of Pulsatilla, besides being scanty, are quite apt to appear too late. Caulophyllum: This is a valuable remedy in treating irregular periods, difficulty becoming pregnant or slow childbirth due to weak muscle tone of the uterus. The patient feels menstrual discomfort with heavy bleeding and drawing pains in the pelvic region, thighs, and legs. These patients complain of habitual abortion due to uterine debility. Cimicifuga Racemosa: This remedy is intended for irregular and painful menses, with shooting pains that go down the hips and thighs, or cramps similar to labor-pains that are felt in the pelvic area. Women become restless, fearful, and depressed before a menstrual period. These women are strong, talkative, depressed, they try to injure themselves, and have dreams of impending evil, with fear of riding in a closed carriage. Lachesis: This remedy is suggested to women who are passionate, with a tremendous need for an outlet, both physically and mentally. The menstrual flow is irregular, heavy and brings relief of tension. These patients are very outspoken with strong feelings of suspicion or jealousy. They have an intolerance of restrictive clothing around the waist or neck. Lycopodium: This is an outstanding remedy for delayed menses that follows a heavy flow lasting more days. These patients have a ravenous appetite with a strong craving for sweets. They complain of abdominal bloating and flatulence, and always have a worried look with lack of confidence, though they may be bossy with their family. Murex Purpurea: This remedy works amazingly in Irregular Menstruation with large clots and feeling of protrusion. These patients feel very weak, are very conscious of a womb, and feel as if something is pressing on a sore spot in the pelvis. This sore feeling is worse on sitting, hence the patient always sits with legs tightly crossed. Least contact of parts causes violent sexual excitement in these women. Secale Cornutum: This is a useful remedy for Irregular menses in thin, shriveled skinned women. Their whole body is pervaded by a sense of great heat and they have burning pains in the uterus. Menses is irregular, dark and at times, there is continuous oozing of watery blood until the next period. Their pregnancy concludes in a threatened abortion in the third month. Sepia: This remedy is best suited to women who feel weary and dragged-out, and are indifferent to their own family members. She feels taken for granted and overworked, becomes irritable and sarcastic if demands are made. Menses is delayed with a feeling that the pelvic floor is weak, or as if the uterus is sagging.

May

24

2019

SECONDARY AMENORRHOEA

Absence of menses for more than 3 months in women with previously regular cycles and absence of menses for 6-9 months in a women with previous irregular cycle is defined as secondary amenorrhoea. Causes Related to genital organs Pregnancy is most common cause of secondary amenorrhea Anovulation Menopause: It is the physiological cessation of menses around age of 45-50 years. Premature menopause Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – Disturbance in releasing of female sex hormones and increase amount of male hormone leads failure of development of egg each month in ovary result in amenorrhea. PCOS may affect a women at any age of her reproductive life, hence amenorrhea because of PCOS may be primary or secondary. Drug-induced Breastfeeding Celiac disease Related to Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis Exercise amenorrhoea related to physical exercise, Stress amenorrhoea, Eating disorders and weight loss (obesity, anorexia nervosa, or bulimia) Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism Amenorrhea Diagnosis of secondary amenorrhea It is necessary that in all cases of secondary amenorrhea a detailed history should be taken followed by a careful examination. A complete menstrual history with special attention to the onset of amenorrhea, whether it is gradual or sudden and whether preceded by oligomenorrhea. In all cases of amenorrhea of short duration during the child bearing period, pregnancy should be excluded. Psychological stress, severe dieting and weight loss associated with any environmental chances should be considered. History of tuberculosis, drug intake, contraceptive use, infection, previous pregnancy complications should be looked in to. Physical examination, physical examination mainly include Nutritional status emaciation or extreme obesity Milk discharge from the breast Cervical adenitis or scar in the neck Presence of hirsutism, if any During a pelvic examination, any evidence of clitromegaly should be examined. Atrophic changes in the vaginal epithelium suggest premature ovarian failure. The size of uterus, and the presence of adnexal masses and their mobility should be ascertained. Special investigations to diagnose secondary amenorrhea Hemoglobin, total and differential counts and ESR Blood sugar to rule out diabetes Mantoux test for tuberculosis Endometrial histopathology following D/C for tubercular endometritis; culture for acid fast bacilli Vaginal cytology for hormonal status Hormonal estimation including T3, T4, TSH, FSH, LH, Testosterone USG of uterus and ovaries Laparoscopy to confirm sonographic findings Hysteroscopy to rule out endometrial tuberculosis and uterine synechiae X-RAY chest, X-ray of the skull, MRI may also be required in some cases GnRH stimulation test

May

24

2019

Primary Amenorrhea

Causes of primary amenorrhea Patients with normal puberty but structural abnormality – Mullerian agenesis: A congenital malformation in which there is failure of development of mullerien duct responsible for development of female genital organ. Vaginal atresia: Vagina is abnormally closed or absent. Cryptomenorrhea/ Imperforate hymen is a condition where menstruation occurs but is not visible due to an obstruction of the outflow tract. Hymen is imperforate and do not allow the menstrual flow to come out. Patient feels cyclic pain and discomfort without any menstrual discharge. Patients with growth delay and developmental retardation Hypogonadism Gonads are the sex glands produce sex hormones. Sex hormones are responsible for reproductive function in human. Gonads receive signals from pituitary gland in the form of FSH and LH to release sex hormone and pituitary receives signals from hypothalamus in the form of GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone). This is called hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis. Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism signaling from hypothalamus and pituitary gland is normal but gonad are not able to produce sufficient quantity of sex hormone for normal functioning of sex organs. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism There is disturbance in signaling either from hypothalamus or pituitary i.e. disturbance in releasing hormones from hypothalamus or pituitary, due to which gonads cannot receive enough signals to produce sufficient quantity of sex hormones. Patients with virilization increase amount of male sex hormones in female. This causes development of male secondary sexual characters in female. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) adrenal gland is a pair of endocrine produces sex steroids. Androgens are male hormones produced by adrenal gland. Hyperplasia of adrenal gland results in over production of androgens. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Disturbance in releasing of female sex hormones and increase amount of male hormone leads failure of development of egg each month in ovary result in amenorrhea. Diagnosis of primary amenorrhea Primary amenorrhea may be a symptom of many disorders. A thorough history and clinical examination has to be done. Relevant laboratory and other investigations including hormonal assays, karyotyping, pelvic ultrasonography, and diagnostic laparoscopy has to be done to confirm this.

May

24

2019

Homeopathic Remedies for Amenorrhoea

Pulsatilla Amenorrhoea, Suppressed menses from wet feet, nervous debility, or chlorosis. Tardy menses. Too late, scanty, thick, dark, clotted, changeable, intermittent. Chilliness, nausea, downward pressure, painful, flow intermits. Leucorrhoea acrid, burning, creamy. Pain in back; tired feeling. Diarrhoea during or after menses. Patient Weeps easily. Timid, irresolute. Fears in evening to be alone, dark, ghost. Likes sympathy. Senecio aureus Its action on the female organism has been clinically verified. Urinary organs also affected in a marked degree. Menses retarded, suppressed. Functional amenorrhea of young girls with backache. Before menses, inflammatory conditions of throat, chest, and bladder. After menstruation commences, these improve. Anaemic dysmenorrhea with urinary disturbances. Cimicifuga Has a wide action upon the cerebrospinal and muscular system, as well as upon the uterus and ovaries. Amenorrhea Pain in ovarian region; shoots upward and down anterior surface of thighs. Pain immediately before menses. Menses profuse, dark, coagulated, offensive with backache, nervousness; always irregular. Ovarian neuralgia. Pain across pelvis, from hip to hip. After-pains, with great sensitiveness and intolerance to pain. Infra-mammary pains worse, left side. Graphites Patients who are rather stout, of fair complexion, with tendency to skin affections and constipation, fat, chilly, and costive, with delayed menstrual history. Menses too late, with constipation; pale and scanty, with tearing pain in epigastrium. Hoarseness, coryza, cough, sweats and morning sickness during menstruation. Leucorrhoea, pale, thin, profuse, white, excoriating, with great weakness in back. Mammae swollen and hard. Induration of ovaries and uterus and mammae. Nipples sore, cracked, and blistered. Decided aversion to coitus. Apis mellifica Menses suppressed, with cerebral and head symptoms, especially in young girls. Dysmenorrhea, with severe ovarian pains. Bearing-down, as if menses were to appear. Ovarian tumors, metritis with stinging pains. Great tenderness over abdomen and uterine region. Patient with Apathy, indifference, and unconsciousness. Awkward; drops things readily. Jealously, fright, rage, vexation, grief. Cannot concentrate mind when attempting to read or study. Other medicines include- Aconite suppression of menses in plethoric girls, fear and restlessness is well marked in girls. Calcaria carb suppression of menses on girls, who are fat, swelling and tenderness during menses, headache, chilliness and colic before menses Apocynum absence of menses in tropical conditions, dropsical swelling or distended abdomen, weakness and nervousness due to non-appearance of menses Graphites menses delayed and scanty or there is suppression of menses, usually associated with constipation Onosmodium patient has feeling as if menses would appear soon but does not appear Opium suppression of menses due to fright Phosphorous remarkable remedy for amenorrhea, bleeding from nose, eyes instead of menses Causticum menses during day only, ceases during night. Well known medicine for amenorrhea Kali carb delayed menses in young girls, suppression of menses from fright Lycopodium amenorrhea in young girls with underdeveloped breasts, suppression of menses from fright. Colocynth there is suppression of menses due to anger Ignatia amenorrhea or suppressed menses; grief, changeable mood in females Sepia absence of menses after breastfeeding of child, Sulphur too late menstruation, scanty and difficult menses, blood thick, black and excoriating Thyreoidinum amenorrhea due to over activity of pituitary gland Pinus lamb. Menses suppressed and delayed

May

24

2019

Homeopathic treatment for Amenorrhoea

Amenorrhoea is defined as absence of menstrual cycle in a female of reproductive age group. Onset of menses is delayed by age of 16 years in young girls is defined as primary amenorrhoea. Absence of menses for more than 3 months in women with previously regular cycles and absence of menses for 6-9 months in a women with previous irregular cycle is defined as secondary amenorrhoea. Amenorrhoea is not a disease it is a symptoms of underlying disorders result in absence of menses. 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 amenorrhea but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat amenorrhea 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 amenorrhea: • Pulsatilla • Senecio aureus • Cimicifuga • Graphites • Apis mellifica • Ferrum metallicum • Calcarea phos • Sepia • Lilium tig • Platina • Conium maculatum • Dulcamara • Xanthoxyllum • Kali carb • Sulphur • Tuberculinum • Lycopodium

April

30

2019

Backaches

While there are many possible choices in the homeopathic treatment of low back pain, here are some of the most common remedies: Belladonna: For violent, acute low back pain. The pain is severe and can be burning, throbbing, shooting, or spasmodic. The intense spasms come on suddenly and leave just as quickly. Might be worse from motion or jarring, touch, taking cold, or a draft of air. The person is also worse from lying on the painful side, at 3 p.m., and after midnight, and is better sitting up. Bryonia: The person is in extreme, even violent pain, and the pain has a stitching quality. They are worse from the slightest motion and much better from rest and hard pressure. In fact, they often lie on the painful side to maximize the amount of pressure they can apply to the area, while simultaneously minimizing motion. They are worse from warmth and better from cold air and cold applications. Although the back pain is intense, it comes on relatively slowly. The person may also have great thirst for cold drinks and may be irritable with a desire for quiet. Kali carbonicum: A sense of exhaustion in the back, or the back may feel broken. Perhaps most important, the pains have a stitching nature and are much better from pressure, yet are worse lying on the affected side. Those symptoms may be enough to successfully prescribe this remedy. The person may also have to walk stooped over, and the low back pain may extend down the thighs. In women, back pain may occur during labor or the menstrual period. They are chilly, may develop a cold sweat on the forehead, and are worse from slight exertion. The pain is worse from cold and better from warmth; and worse from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. They are afraid of being alone and greatly desire company; however, they often treat their company poorly, even though they desire their presence. Natrum muriaticum: The person feels as if the small of their back is broken, and they feel better lying on a hard surface or firm support. In sadness, the person dwells on past events and is often resentful or hateful toward someone that caused them grief. They cry alone because they are averse to company and consolation and, oddly, they may laugh over serious matters. They are intolerant of sun and often crave salt. Phosphorus: The pain is often as if the back is broken, or it may be a burning pain. The person is often chilly and is anxious about their health or worries about others. They are much better when someone is sitting right there with them, giving them sympathy, and their back pain is better from rubbing/massaging. They have great thirst for ice-cold water. Pulsatilla: The person has back pain that is worse from first motion and better from continued motion and rest. But back pain is much better from cold applications and worse from warm ones. The person tends to be warm-blooded and worse in a warm stuffy room; yet, oddly, they are thirstless with a dry mouth. The person may be timid, weep when telling their symptoms, feel lonely, and be better from consolation. Rhus toxicodendron: For the person whose back pain comes on after overexertion, especially from lifting something too heavy. The pain is aching and the low back is stiff. It is worse from first motion, yet better from continued motion as well as better from hard pressure such as lying on something hard. The person is restless from the pain, which compels them to move constantly or to frequently change positions. The pain may come on with exposure to cold wet air, cold drafts, or before storms, and it is much worse from cold applications. Pain is better from warm applications (often as hot as possible). Sepia: The person needing this remedy has a weak feeling in the low back, and the pain is better with hard pressure, from lying on something hard, from warmth, and, most characteristically, from vigorous exertion. Their symptoms are often worse in the late afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. The person can be indifferent to their loved ones and desire sour or vinegary foods. They love the sun. They can also love thunderstorms and dancing, yet they are intolerant of contradiction and are very sensitive to music.

April

30

2019

Backache and Ligament Pain (during pregnancy)

Mild lower backache results from gravity as the body changes. “Round ligament pain” is usually felt as a brief, sharp pain or a longer-lasting dull ache in the groin or lower abdomen, as your ligaments stretch and thicken to support the growing uterus. Make sure to sleep on a firm bed and wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes. Try one of the following remedies for additional relief: Belladonna: Pain comes on fast and disappears just as quickly; its worse from sudden jarring movements and from touch. You’re very restless. You may have a flushed, red face with dilated pupils, and be thirsty for lemonade. Older women with their first pregnancy respond very well to Belladonna for backache. Bellis perennis: This remedy can stop the pain of sciatica of pregnancy or any pain in the groin extending down the legs that makes walking difficult, which often comes on during the last months of pregnancy. Kali carbonicum: You have a bruised, dragging feeling with sudden, sharp pains up and down your back, buttocks, and thighs. Pain in the hip joint is common. Hard pressure over the painful area offers relief, but your feel worse from touch. You’re very sensitive to changes in weather, cold, and drafts; you want to be warm, but not overheated. You may feel irritable, touchy, and domineering. Sepia: Your back feels tired with an aching, dragging pain in your lower back, possibly worse on the left. You have a sensation of heaviness or bearing down in your pelvis as if everything might fall out. You may be depressed and chilly.

April

30

2019

Arthritis

The homeopathic treatment of chronic arthritis, whether osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, or another form, can be quite effective. The best time to initiate homeopathic treatment of arthritis very early in the course of the disease. It is typically a complicated process that requires the expertise of a professional homeopath to assess the whole person. The most severe cases of arthritis, where the damage to the joints is too substantial to be reversed, are incurable. In some instances, however, it is possible to successfully treat arthritis at home. Try the remedies below for treatment at home, but be sure to follow up with a homeopathic professional if you don’t see any improvement: Bryonia: Pains are worse from the slightest motion, better after rest. Pains are also better from pressure or by lying on the painful side. Caulophyllum: Arthritis in women, of the small joints, particularly the fingers, hands, toes, and sometimes the ankles. Pain and stiffness can alternate from one joint to another every minute. Small joint problems plus uterine difficulties. Colchicum: Arthritis worse during warm, wet weather, although sometimes cold, damp weather can cause complaints. Worse with the change of seasons. The hands and fingers are most affected; the pains are worse from slight motion. Often associated with other ailments, like nephritis, blood in the urine, and pericarditis. Aversion to the odor of eggs and fish is a strong symptom sometimes seen. Guaiacum: Rheumatic affections of the small joints, especially the wrists and fingers, worse from warmth, and better from cold applications. Kali bichromicum: Periodic arthritis and arthritis alternating with other complaints (e.g. sinusitis, asthma, digestive disorders). Periodicity is often fixed (e.g. every spring or autumn, etc.). The pain is often in one small spot, and may wander to different sites and come and go suddenly; pain may occur every day at the same time; pain is worse between 2 and 4am. Ledum: Painful swelling relieved by cold applications and made worse by warmth. Areas especially affected are ankles, feet, ball of the first toe, and left shoulder and right hip together. “Rheumatism” starts in the legs and extends upwards. Rhus tox: Pain and stiffness. Stiffness is very characteristic. The pain is worse when at rest, with weather changes, especially to cold, damp; by cold; and by initial motion (e.g. rising from a bed or a seat). The pains are helped by warmth and continued motion (once “warmed up”). Restlessness with the pain. Complaints are often left-sided. Rhododendron: All symptoms are much worse before a storm. Restlessness of the legs. Crosses legs in sleep. Ruta: Especially useful for arthritis beginning after trauma (fracture, sprain, bruise). A “lam” feeling in the joints. Ankle and wrist are often involved. Person has marked restlessness and wants to frequently change position. Leg pains on rising from sitting (as if broken). Back pain better lying on back. Pains are better from motion, but person may become exhausted after walking.

April

30

2019

Anxiety or Fear

It’s okay to use homeopathic remedies at home to help yourself through an acute bout of ¬anxiety resulting from a known cause (e.g., a recent trauma, shock, or loss). But the best way to heal chronic, ongoing, or disabling anxiety is a comprehensive consultation with a professional homeopath, along with supportive psychotherapy as needed. Treatment may change as you heal and grow. Here are some remedies that homeopaths often use to help people with anxiety: Aconite: For acute situations when sudden fears overtake us rapidly. Intense fear (or ¬presentiment) of death, as well as ¬palpitations, shortness of breath, flushed face, and trembling. Argentum nitricum: Fearfulness and anxiety about many things especially bridges, closed spaces, heights, and personal health. Speaks quickly, in a big hurry, and tends to have diarrhea (everything is in a rush!). Everyday -scenarios cause worry, leading to obsessive-compulsive behavior. This can become abject terror, leaving the person feeling lost and insane. Warm blooded, craves sweets and salt, and complains of -anxiety in the morning and before appointments. Arsenicum album: Pacing to and fro, fretting over what may or may not happen, anguishing over their health and that of family members, and needing company. Chilly and thirsty for sips of water, they feel worse at or after midnight. Controlling, fastidious, and critical, particularly when in ill-health. Worries about robbers, insanity, or security and especially about money matters. Burning pains are relieved by heat. Calcarea carbonica: Craves stability, protection, and status (as a form of protection, not ambition), and dreads disaster. Anxious when things are left undone or not going according to plan. Neatness out of concern for contagion and a need for order (vs. Arsenicum “neat freaks”). Listmakers. ¬Anxiety may manifest as anger, envy, hatred, withdrawal, unresponsiveness, despair, or indifference. Gelsemium: Apprehensive and timid, these people feel they haven’t the resources to do what they’d like to do. They dread performances of any kind, for fear they’ll lose control or something terrible will happen. Vertigo, weakness, trembling, chills, diarrhea, drowsiness, and even speechlessness from fright. When trembling, they want to be held. They fear falling, crowds, and fainting (or heart attack); they desire light and quiet. Ignatia: Acute, recent grief or loss. Sensitive, refined, and heartbroken people who are biting their lips or cheeks, repeating to themselves, “I just can’t believe it, I can’t believe it...” Averse to consolation, they may appear defensive, sigh frequently (as if to ground themselves back into their bodies), and experience ¬radical mood swings—bursting into tears or laughter. Lycopodium: Any new challenge creates anxiety due to a severe lack of confidence. They may have an emotional swagger but are easily intimidated by anyone perceived as more powerful. Responsibility in work or relationships can create ¬debilitating anxiety and fear of failure, which may manifest in ¬sexual difficulties, irritability, digestive ¬complaints, and claustrophobia. Natrum muriaticum: Considered the “stiff upper lip” remedy, people who need it are profoundly ¬sensitive and inhibited due to many ¬anxieties; silent with grief after a loss. They are fearful of tight, narrow spaces, anxious at night, worried about robbers, and secretly terrified of being humiliated or rejected. Anxieties are often cloaked by migraines, ¬tingling in the extremities, palpitations, insomnia, and isolation or feigned indifference.

April

30

2019

Acne

Homeopathy for acne is different from conventional treatment in that a homeopathic remedy is individualized to the person. Because every person is different, no single homeopathic remedy will work for everyone. A remedy is selected based on a person’s unique set of symptoms, including (but not limited to) their acne symptoms. Therefore, seeking care with a homeopathic healthcare provider will likely result in the greatest success when treating acne. Below are just a few of the many possible remedies that homeopaths consider for treating acne: Hepar sulph: Pimples that are very painful; they may feel like a splinter in the skin. Lesions are very sensitive to touch and possibly cold. They may cluster in crops on the forehead and tend to form pustules and whiteheads easily. Discharge may smell like old cheese. In general, the person may be very chilly and oversensitive to pain, touch, cold, and slight causes. Calcarea sulph: Severe cystic acne. Lesions persist in one place for weeks and do not heal quickly. Yellow, creamy pus drains for a long time. Unhealthy-looking skin with yellowish scabs. Pimples on face and near ears and hairline. Tendency to infections of the sinuses, ears, and tonsils that persist a long time. Person may be warm-blooded and feel worse in warm rooms. Kali bromatum: Acne begins in the teen years and continues relentlessly into adulthood. Bluish, red pustules on the face, chest, and shoulders that leave scars, purple spots, or a depression in the skin. Pimples may have a depressed center or be painful, large red cysts with a white or yellow center. In females, the acne may be worse near the menstrual period. The person may have fidgety hands and feed, unpleasant dreams, restless sleep, and teeth grinding. They may be worse from warmth. Pulsatilla: Acne in young girls that is associated with the onset of puberty. Acne that is associated with the menstrual period (especially when the period is irregular or absent) or with pregnancy. The person tends to have little thirst; to be weepy and like comfort and consolation; and to be chilly but like open, cool air and gentle motion. Silica: Deep, hard cystic acne, like boils on the face, especially the cheeks; pimples often to do not come to a head or show pus. Pimples are very slow to heal and leave pitting scars. The person tends to get infections easily and frequently. They may be chilly with sweaty hands and feet. They may be fatigued and lacking in strength and confidence, while also being obstinate with fixed ideas. Sulphur: Acne with very oily skin. Blackheads are plentiful. Pimples and whiteheads are very large but not that deep. The face, especially the nose, is generally affected and tends to become reddened. Pimples may be painless but itchy. The skin may be rough and worse from washing. The acne may also be worse from heat, before the menstrual period, and from eating fatty foods. (This remedy is especially indicated for rosacea, a reddening of the face that causes acne-like eruptions.

March

22

2019

Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition that can lead to pain in the back and legs. It occurs when pain travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in your lower spine, and travels through your hip and buttock and down the back of your leg to your foot. There are a range of different causes of sciatica. In most cases, the condition gets better over time, either on its own or with treatment. Causes of sciatica The causes of sciatica include spinal injury or trauma, bone spurs or other growths, narrowing of the spinal canal, or tight or swollen muscles in the buttock. In many cases, people can’t pinpoint a specific injury that caused the condition. Risk factors for sciatica include: • age-related changes to the spine • obesity, which can put extra pressure on the spine • occupations where you twist the spine or pick up heavy loads • prolonged sitting • diabetes, which can increase the risk of nerve damage Sciatica symptoms Symptoms of sciatica can include pain, tingling and numbness in the leg. Sciatica is felt as nerve pain radiating from the buttock down the back of the leg, often when sitting, sneezing, coughing or going to the toilet. You may also feel lower back pain, and/or tingling, pins and needles, numbness or weakness in your leg. Although sciatica pain can be severe, most people find their symptoms improve in time. As sciatica is seen as a more serious low back condition, it’s advisable to see your doctor within the first few days of getting the symptoms. To diagnose sciatica, the doctor will take a medical history and examine your spine and legs. You should seek medical attention immediately if you have problems controlling your bladder or bowels, or have weakness, numbness or severe pain. Sciatica treatment Sciatica therapies can include drug treatment, lifestyle changes or surgery. The choice of sciatica therapies depends on the length of symptoms and severity of your condition. These therapies include: • special back care education • rest • physical therapies • drug treatment • lifestyle changes • surgery Mild sciatic usually goes away in time. When you first experience sciatica, one or two days’ bed rest may be needed. However, it's important to return to activity as soon as possible, to help your spine stay strong. Preventing sciatica Looking after your back, managing your weight, and improving your general physical condition can all help prevent sciatica. Doing physical therapy at home, such as muscle strengthening exercise, can help to prevent sciatica coming back.

March

22

2019

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease attacks brain cells and neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry messages between brain cells), affecting the way your brain functions, your memory and the way you behave. It is also the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a syndrome (a group of symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline in mental abilities. While the exact cause is unknown, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may be increased by a range of factors, including: • age • a family history of the condition • previous severe head injuries • Lifestyle factors and conditions affecting heart and brain health. If you are worried that you may have Alzheimer's disease visit your doctor to get some advice. Your doctor may ask you about any new or worsening problems you may have noticed such as: • forgetfulness • speech problems such as difficulty finding the right words • difficulty in understanding what people are saying • personality and mood changes • Difficulty with performing everyday routine activities. There is no single test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. If your doctor suspects you may have Alzheimer’s disease, they may refer you to a specialist to confirm the diagnosis. Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of ageing, it is more common in older people and may affect about one in four people over the age of 85.

March

22

2019

Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy is a sudden weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. It is caused by inflammation or damage to the facial nerve. It is usually temporary – most people recover fully. Bell’s palsy is a weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles that usually affects just one side of the face. It is thought to be mainly caused by an infection with a virus. The infection inflames or puts pressure on the nerve that controls your facial muscles. It can be mild, or it can be severe. Most people recover without treatment in 3 to 9 months. Bell’s palsy signs and symptoms The main symptom is weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. It usually is at its worst within 2 to 3 days of starting. It can also cause: • drooping eyelid or difficulty closing one eye • difficulty smiling and making facial expressions • drooping of one side of the mouth • difficulty eating and drinking • drooling • pain or sensitivity around the affected area • headache • loss of taste • changes in the amount of tears or saliva If you develop these symptoms, see your doctor immediately or go to your nearest emergency department. Bell’s palsy diagnosis There is no specific test for Bell’s palsy, but it is important to make sure you don’t have a more serious condition like a stroke or a tumor. Your doctor will diagnose the condition by examining you carefully. You may be referred to a specialist or have tests such as X-rays or CT scans to rule out other causes. Recovery from Bell’s palsy You can help your recovery by: • wear glasses or goggles during the day • use an eye patch or tape your eye shut if recommended Most people begin improving within two weeks and recover within 3 to 9 months. A few people don’t recover fully and are left with some weakness or paralysis of the muscles in their face.

March

22

2019

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition in which the ability to control muscles is reduced due to nervous system damage before, during or after birth. This nervous system damage affects body movement and posture. It often shows up as either floppy or stiff muscles, or involuntary muscle movements. Cerebral palsy can affect movement, coordination, muscle tone and posture. It can also be associated with impaired vision, hearing, speech, eating and learning. Children with cerebral palsy tend to miss developmental milestones such as crawling, walking and talking. Usually, a confirmed diagnosis of cerebral palsy is made by the time a child is 2. If you think your child is showing some of the symptoms of cerebral palsy, or their development may be delayed, see your early childhood nurse or doctor. Cerebral palsy occurs when there is damage to the developing brain in the area that controls muscle tone (the motor cortex). In some cases, the motor cortex fails to develop normally in the fetus. Depending on the damage, cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and to different extents. Risk factors for cerebral palsy can be: • prematurity and low birth weight • some pregnancy complications • an infection caught by the mother during pregnancy • prolonged loss of oxygen during pregnancy or childbirth, or severe jaundice after birth • injury or bleeding in the baby's brain • mutations in the genes that affect the brain's development • being a twin, triplet or other multiple birth The cause remains unknown for most babies with cerebral palsy. There is no single cause of cerebral palsy. The damage to the brain does not worsen with age, but it's permanent. There is no cure. Life expectancy is normal, but the effects of cerebral palsy can cause stress to the body and premature ageing. There are 4 main types of cerebral palsy: • spastic, in which the muscles are weak and stiff • dyskinetic, characterized by writhing or jerky movements • ataxic, in which movement is affected by problems with balance and coordination • mixed, with a range of the above characteristics

March

22

2019

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common, long-term brain condition where a person has repeated seizures Having just one seizure is not considered to be epilepsy - about half the people who have one seizure never have another seizure. Epilepsy is not one single condition; rather it is a range of different conditions that can cause seizures. A seizure is caused by an episode of disrupted electrical activity in the brain and can vary greatly depending on the part of the brain involved. They can cause problems such as a loss of consciousness, unusual jerking movements (convulsions) as well as other unusual feelings, sensations and behaviors. Not all seizures are considered epilepsy. Other conditions such as fever, diabetes, heart conditions and alcohol withdrawal can also cause seizures. There are many different types of seizures, which are generally categorized based on the parts of the brain involved (whole of brain or just one part) and prominent features (such as the types of jerking movements if there are any). Generalized seizures involve the whole brain and therefore the whole body is affected. They include both generalized tonic-clonic seizures and generalized absence seizures. Focal seizures involve only part of the brain. Generalized tonic-clonic seizures Previously known as 'grand mal seizures', these types of seizures are the most well recognized. The seizure begins with a sudden loss of consciousness, the body then becomes stiff followed by jerking of the muscles. Turning red or blue, tongue-biting and loss of bladder control are common. Confusion, drowsiness, memory loss, headache and agitation can occur on regaining consciousness. Generalized absence seizures Previously known as 'petit mal seizures', these types of seizures usually start in childhood, but can occur in adults. These seizures are brief and characterized by staring, loss of expression, unresponsiveness and stopping activity. Sometimes eye blinking or upward eye movements are seen. The person usually recovers immediately and resumes their previous activity, with no memory of the event. Focal seizures Previously known as 'partial seizures', start in one area of the brain and affect the parts of the body controlled by that area of the brain. The seizure may involve unusual movements, feelings, sensations or behaviors. People can have different levels of consciousness during focal seizures. Common triggers for seizures include: • lack of sleep • missed or too much antiepileptic medication • physical and emotional stress • hormonal fluctuations • fever • alcohol or drug use • flashing lights • caffeine • missing meals • being ill or having an infection • allergies • menstruation • severe changes in temperature • stress Febrile convulsions are common seizures occurring in 3% of healthy children up to the age of 6 years. The seizures are generally harmless and associated with an illness causing a fever, such as a viral infection. Management includes treating the seizure if necessary, as well as treating the underlying cause of the fever. In the absence of any risk factors for epilepsy, children with febrile convulsions have a similar risk of developing epilepsy to the general population.

March

19

2019

ANEMIA

Anemia is defined as reduction of Hemoglobin below normal levels in the blood. Anemia in MEN- Hb <13 gram/dl Anemia in WOMEN- Hb < 11.5 gram/dl The Red Blood Cells may be normal or decreased in the blood Clinical features: • DYSPNOEA ON EXERTION • PALENESS OF SKIN • ANGINA • GENERAL WEAKNESS Mechanism of Anemia 1. CHANGES IN BONE MARROW • HYPOPLASTIC ANEMIA: Hypoplasia or Aplasia (tumor) • DYSHEMOPOEISIS ( Deficiency of iron, Vit B12) 2. CHANGES IN CIRCULATION • POST HEMORRHAGIC ANEMIA (Bleeding) • HEMOLYTIC ANEMIAS (Hypersplenism, Malaria) Types of Anemia  APLASTIC ANEMIA • Aplastic anemias are caused by BONE MARROW FAILURE… • The major clinical effect of Aplastic anemia is PANCYTOPENIA, i.e Decrease in all blood cell types • Decrease in RBC’S > ANEMIA • Decrease in WBC ‘S > INFECTIONS • Decrease in PLATELETS > SPONTANEOUS BLEEDING  DYSHEMOPOIETIC ANEMIA CAUSED by deficiency of IRON (blood loss, low intake) • VIT B12 deficiency • FOLIC ACID deficiency Effects: Bone marrow is filled with blast cells (immature blood cells)  IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA The most common type of anemia Causes: • Poor nutrition • Worms • Multiple pregnancies Changes in Blood CP: • Hemoglobin- LESS than normal • MCV (mean cell volume ‘ RBC size’) - LESS than normal • MCH (mean cell hemoglobin ‘ RBC color’) - LESS than normal • PCV (packed cell volume ‘ RBC in Percentage’ ) -LESS than normal HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR ANEMIA: ALFALFA:• Increases the appetite and digestion resulting in greatly improved mental and physical activity, with gain in weight (William Boericke) AVENA SATIVA:• Selective action on brain and nervous system. Tonic for debility after chronic diseases, Nerve tremors of aged. (William Boericke) CHINA: • Debility from loss of fluids, together with nervous weakness. (William Boericke) CRAETAGUS:• Heart tonic. Chronic heart disease with extreme weakness. (William Boericke) FERRUM MUR:• Excellent remedy for anemia. Iron deficiency anemia, neuralgia and headache. (JH CLARKE) KALI PHOS• : One of the greatest nerve remedies, neurasthenia. Mental and physical depression. Malignant tumors. (William Boericke) NATRUM MUR:• Anemia, intermittent fevers, Great debility. (William Boericke)

March

19

2019

Emotional Problems and Homeopathy

Aurum metallicum – for great depression and possible self-harming or suicidal thoughts in generally melancholic types. Calcarea phosphorica – for fretfulness, skin problems, vertigo, migraine and rheu¬matic problems, coming on after unre¬quited love. They are often worse the more they think about the problem. They are better on their own, although they cannot settle and move from room to room. Causticum – for illness or ailments after disappointed or unrequited love in over¬sensitive types who are always sensitive to the plight of others, despite their own cares and woes. Cimicifuga – for depression and the feel¬ing of impending doom after an unsuc¬cessful romance. They may develop painful conditions that feel like elec¬tric shocks. Women may suffer gynae-cological problems. Hyoscyamus – for severe restlessness, even amounting to fits after a disappointed love affair. May become jealous, suspi¬cious or angry and may tear up love let¬ters or destroy all reminders of their former partner or lover. Ignatia – the great remedy of loss. Reactions may be quite hysterical. There is usually a tendency to the “three Ss” – sitting, sighing and sobbing. Natrum muriaticum – for the development of ailments like migraine with zig-zag vision, depression, palpitations and skin problems after disappointment in a rela¬tionship, in melancholic types who are always worse for consolation. They may keep their tears for private moments. Sepia – for loss of interest in everything and indifference to everyone, even their loved ones. They may have a general tendency to be “brown and down”, but some physical activity (classically danc¬ing) may transiently lift them. Staphysagria – for disappointed love in extremely sensitive people, where there may be violent outbursts. Pride is char¬acteristic and they may feel indignant because of the personal slight. They may bottle things up and become quite ill. Hate Hate is one of the hardest emotions to live with. Whereas love is associated with the heart, hate has been associated with the soul. When it persists for long enough it can almost literally seem to eat away at the soul. All positive emo¬tions become forfeit to the unrelenting burning heat of hate. When hate rears its head it can never do the individual any good. All sorts of ailments may arise, yet not be linked up with this emotion. It is one of the neg¬ative emotions that the individual needs help to release. Homeopathic remedies may help, along with other psycholog-ical or counselling techniques. Anacardium orientale – is a very useful remedy in easily offended, hypochond¬riacal types. They become vindictive and malicious in their hate, although they often seem to vacillate in their decision-making. They may be subject to mood swings; at times being vitriolic with a desire to swear and rant, while at other times they seem on the point of forgiveness. This polarity is character¬istic, as is a basic inferiority feeling. They may secretly feel inferior to the object of their hatred. Cuprum metallicum – for hate in those peo¬ple who get fixed ideas in their mind. They become suspicious and spiteful. If they can even a score they most assuredly will. They tend to suffer spasms and cramps and may be aware of a metallic taste in their mouth. Dosage These remedies can be extremely useful in people who have problems with these emotions, or in whom ailments have come about as a result of these deep and powerful emotions. The right remedy in these states can be liberating. As to the inevitable question of potency, when dealing with emotions and conditions arising from emotions, I find that the higher potencies work best. For an individual using these reme¬dies the 30c taken twice or three times a day for three days should, if appro¬priately selected, be adequate to start the re-balancing process. Lachesis – for hate in talkative or loqua¬cious types. They can become extremely angry and will look for a means of ver¬bally hurting the target of their anger, and then when they have them at their mercy they go that bit further. It is as if they have a desire to put the knife in (fig¬uratively speaking) and then give it a twist for extra measure. They may feel bloated at times and generally hate hav¬ing constrictive clothing about their necks. Natrum muriaticum – for hate in melan¬cholic types who are easily offended and who tend to hold grudges, often for years. They can actually seem to nurture their hatred, which they find totally jus¬tifiable. They are worse for consolation and generally have a craving for salty foods. Nitric acidum – these people cannot and will not forget a slight, and may feel totally unable to forgive. They them¬selves find it difficult ever to apologise. They cannot let matters drop and may be incessantly bringing the subject up with family and friends, to the point of losing sympathy. They are generally prickly in nature and may pester people about their problems and their health. Strong textPhosphorus – for hate in creative, artis¬tic types who are very sensitive. They generally like being the centre of atten¬tion and dislike being shoved from that position, easily developing a hatred of the one who upstages them. They may hold grudges and their temper may erupt swiftly like a newly-struck match. Sulphur – for those people with a strong sense of justice. They can develop hatred of institutions and organisations. They may be of a philosophical nature, with a tendency to slouch, lean and fidget. They can be extremely good campaign¬ers, because they are so passionate in their hatred. Jealousy William Shakespeare was the first to describe jealousy as “the green-eyed monster” in The Merchant of Venice and then Othello, which is a masterful description of this awesome emotion. Those who are afflicted by it can find themselves perpetrating great acts of maliciousness or smaller deeds of spite. It is a completely negative emotion which can cause harm to the individual, as well as to others through the actions of the jealous person. Defining jealousy is difficult, but I believe that Spinoza encapsulated it when he described it as a “mixture of hate and love”. When there is a real conscious feel¬ing of jealousy, then the following reme¬dies might help. Apis mellifica – for those who tend to be as “busy as bees”. They can be worka¬holic, controlling types who can be very irritable when crossed. They can be “stung” by jealousy and be very pro-tective of family and loved ones. When anyone threatens their security, their home, their relationship, they will be prepared to sting back. They have a highly suspicious nature. Physically they are subject to problems with mucus membranes, skin and joints. They tend to be clumsy. Arsenicum album – for fussy, tidy, restless people. They may become jealous of anyone who possesses neater or more aesthetically refined things than them¬selves. Hyoscyamus – for talkative, suspicious types who tend to be immodest. Their jealousy may be so intense that they may act rashly and make a fool of themselves. They may go into fits of laughter about inconsequential matters. They may also develop a fear of being poisoned, so will become suspicious of food, medicines and drinks. Lachesis – for talkative, suspicious people who often experience bloating. They are highly susceptible to jealousy and may be driven to fits of temper which comes out as verbal abuse. This jealousy pattern may be apparent in females premenstrually, or around the time of the menopause. Lycopodium – for worried, highly-strung individuals who anticipate events with fear, often for a disproportionately lengthy period of time beforehand. They may envy people who can carry off any situation, while they agonise for days. They tend to be professionals and may become acutely jealous of their col¬league’s attainments or popularity. Nux vomica – for fiery, irritable types who tend to use stimulants. They are constantly pressured and are often high-achievers. Their jealousy smoulders on and they are liable to bouts of irritability. They are impatient, never satisfied with their lot and prone to jeal¬ousy. They are often plagued with diges¬tive problems. Pulsatilla – for timid, weepy types who are very changeable. They are easily influenced by others. They get peeved at people, become jealous very swiftly, yet will tend to bottle their emotions up. They are rarely thirsty and have to be reminded to drink. Stramonium – for intense, talkative types. They tend to have rapid mood changes and although they may seem placid, they can flare up and feel as if they could do violence. They can bite, scratch or strike out when in such a mood. They tend to be full of fears; of the dark, of animals, and of being alone. Jealousy may seem totally out of context. They may be prone to stammering. Dosage These remedies can be extremely useful in people who have problems with these emotions, or in whom ailments have come about as a result of these deep and powerful emotions. The right remedy in these states can be liberating. As to the inevitable question of potency, when dealing with emotions and conditions arising from emotions, I find that the higher potencies work best. For an individual using these reme¬dies the 30c taken twice or three times a day for three days should, if appro¬priately selected, be adequate to start the re-balancing process.

March

18

2019

Eye injuries, Cataract

Eye injuries Scratches, abrasions, lacerations and bruising are some of the most commonly seen injuries. These cases will usually respond very well to the correct remedy, without needing any other treatment. Consider the following: • Arnica montana – patient extremely touchy; traumatic injuries of any kind • Calcarea sulph. – excellent for splinters or foreign bodies in soft tissue around eye • Calendula – used internally or topically • Conium – cataract developing after trauma • Euphrasia – corneal edema post injury • Ledum – bruising; blood pooling under sclera/cornea, in anterior chamber • Staphysagria – corneal scratches/lacerations • Symphytum – blunt trauma to eye (“Arnica for the eye”) Entropion This is a very painful condition, which often requires surgical correction. The following remedies may be helpful in some cases, and even prevent surgery: • Borax – patient displays extreme noise sensitivity; fear of falling (avoids going down stairs or panics when picked up) • Calcarea carbonica – other developmental problems present; soft, flabby, big-boned patients; slow dentition in history Ectropion Many cases can tighten up enough to not need surgery, and involve many of the same remedies listed above, as well as: •Calcarea carbonica – if often needed • Apis, Argenticum n., Mercury, Sulphur Cataract Some cases respond well to homeopathic treatment, especially when the total symptoms shown by the individual are included. Dr. Compton Burnett, a British homeopath in the late 1800s used various remedies, depending on the patient’s symptom totality, and had good success with many cases. He also describes five cured cases in his wonderful book, Fifty Reasons for Being a Homeopath. Dr. Richard Pitcairn3 lists the following remedies as useful for cataract treatment: Conium (especially indicated in cataract following eye trauma, and in older patients), Silicea, Pulsatilla, Sulphur and Euphrasia.

March

18

2019

Ophthalmology and homeopathy

Up to 90% of eye cases have some degree of this inflammatory symptom. Many clients present an animal with eye discharge and want an antibiotic, fearing infection. However, true infections are rare. The ocular organs given the body a route of cleansing and detoxification (lacrimal system), along with the saliva, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, urine, etc. Bathing the eye with soothing solutions can be taught to clients. • Saline: ¼ teaspoon salt in one cup clean, distilled water. • In severe cases, add up to ten drops per cup of water of one of the following herbal tinctures: goldenseal, euphrasia, calendula or hypericum. Here are a few of the most useful homeopathic medicines for various eye conditions with common indications (the symptoms of the patient should be present in the remedy, but not all the remedy symptoms need to be present in the patient): • Aconitum – sudden onset; intense fear; exposure to bright sunlight/ snow reflection or cold weather; early stages with intense painful inflammation; profuse watery discharge; bloodshot eyes • Allium cepa – minor irritations; watery, bland tears • Apis mellifica – swelling is key; chemosis; thick, sticky discharge; thirstlessness • Argentum nitricum – young animals; copious yellow/green discharge • Arsenicum album – yellow/watery discharge; chilly, restless, thirsty patient • Belladonna – sudden, intense inflammation; dry eyes; dilated pupils • Euphrasia – also known as “eyebright”; acrid tears leaving a stain; chronicity • Mercurius (vivus or solubilis) – acrid, thin discharge; pus in anterior chamber; green nasal discharge; irritable nature; sensitive to hot and cold • Pulsatilla – bland yellow discharge; itchy eyes, mild inflammation; resolving upper respiratory infection • Rhus toxicodendron – yellow, profuse discharge; intense inflammation; painful; gluey discharge sticking lids together • Sulphur – end of upper respiratory infection; acrid discharge; itchy eyes and lids; rubs eyes and face a lot Corneal ulcers These are common, and often a sequel to conjunctivitis, ranging in severity from superficial to deep, or even indolent. • Euphrasia – a very good remedy for many ulcers; used topically in saline eye wash, or given orally in potency (or both) • Aconitum – if the ulcer is very painful, and developed recently • Apis, Argentum nitricum, Arsenicum alb., Hepar sulph., Mercurius, Rhus tox., Silicea, Sulphur, Thuya – other remedies to help heal ulcers • Silicea or Thuya – to complete healing of stubborn, indolent ulcers

March

18

2019

Eye Irritation (Homeopathy)

Primary remedies Apis mellifica This remedy relieves swollen eyelids with itching, relieved by cold compresses. Argentum nitricum Swelling with yellowish or pus-like discharge, and redness and inflammation of the whites and inner corners of the eyes, suggest the use of this remedy. The person's eyes may be tired and achy, worse from light and warmth, and better from cool water, cold compresses, and fresh air. People who need this remedy often have a strong desire for both salt and sweets. Euphrasia officinalis This remedy relieves eye irritation with irritating tears and clear, non-irritant nasal discharge. Sulphur This remedy may be helpful if the eyes are very red and irritated, with burning, smarting, sticking pains and a nagging itch. The whites of the eyes look red and bloodshot, and the tears feel hot. Symptoms are worse from heat, and light will hurt the eyes. The eyelids may look contracted, especially in the morning. Other Remedies Hepar sulphuris calcareum When the eyes feel sore or bruised, with inflammation and burning pain, or a feeling as if the eyes are being pulled back into the head, this remedy may be indicated. Yellow discharge can stick the eyelids shut, especially in the morning. Warm compresses, and warmth in general, often ease discomfort. Extreme sensitivity to cold, as well as to light and noise, is often seen. The person may be very irritable and touchy. Mercurius solubilis People needing this remedy often feel ill and tired, with erratic body temperature and sensitivity both to heat and cold. Discharge is greenish-yellow and can irritate the lids and margins of the eyes. A person who needs this remedy often has swollen glands, offensive breath, and excessive salivation. Natrum muriaticum Swollen lids with burning tears and a feeling that the eyes are bruised suggest a need for this remedy. Mucus or pus forms and can make the eyelids stick together. People who need this remedy often feel sad and tired, acting irritable if someone shows them sympathy. Pulsatilla Conjunctivitis with thick, yellow, itchy discharge (often accompanying a cold or the measles) suggests a need for this remedy. The person is emotional and sensitive, feeling worse from warmth and in stuffy rooms, and relieved by cool fresh air. Select the medicine 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 medicines be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the medicine 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 medicine.

March

18

2019

Styes, Trauma and Eye strain

Styes General measures Cleaning the eyelids helps to release the blocked duct. Obviously one must be careful, but my optician recommends gently wiping a cotton bud soaked in a solution of baby shampoo. It sounds frightening and stingy, but it works a treat. Remember it must be baby sham¬poo (it is alkaline as are the surfaces of your eyes). Homeopathic treatment The classic remedy would be Graphites. It is linked to in-growing eyelashes, blephritis (inflammation of the eyelids) and eczema; all common causes of styes. But it is not a remedy you are sure to find in your chemist or health food store. If you are prone to styes it may be as well to acquire some from a specialist homeopathic supplier. Having said that, Staphysagria is the remedy for recurrent styes. Sulphur is indicated for styes which are swollen and red, causing burning and itching. The lids in this instance would be more oily than dry. Pulsatilla styes are bland, pussy yellow affairs that cause little pain and are usually associated with colds and general “un-wellness”. Trauma General measures Make sure that there are none of the danger signs as at the beginning of this article. A cold compress well help to pre¬vent swelling, or better still a compress of witch hazel lotion (Hamamelis). Homeopathic treatment Of course Arnica is the gold standard for trauma injuries, and certainly if that’s what you have, give it; however eye injuries respond better to Hamamelis for the bruising and Ledum if the skin has been cut. Again these are not that easily found, but if you are expecting to have eye surgery they can be taken as prophylactics. This includes use for cos¬metic surgery, as a colleague of mine will attest to! Eye strain General Measures Don’t do too much and whatever you’re doing, do it in good light! If you suffer from eye strain regularly it’s important to have your eyes checked by an opti¬cian in case you need glasses or are not wearing the correct prescription. The ones you can buy in many chemists etc are for short term use only. They do not replace the need for proper optical assessment. Homeopathic treatment As for all muscular strains Ruta grav would be the remedy of choice. Twice daily dosing should be sufficient and it should not be used long term. Contact lenses Just a brief note about contact lenses: they should be removed whilst treat¬ing any eye conditions, though the rem¬edy itself will not damage them. Particles stuck under a lens and rub¬bing the cornea can quickly lead to corneal ulcers. The lens should be taken out as soon as possible. Calendula can be used to soothe these minor irritations. The lens should be left out for at least a week to allow the corneal surface to repair. Any major irritations, or where the lens was not removed quickly, need to examined by an optician. And for those horrid occasions when a soft lens folds itself up and hides under the upper lid, causing jammed-shut eyes, sweating and panic – if you can see to find your remedies, use high potency Aconite. Failing that, in my experience, sitting on the side of the bath and singing to yourself usually works!

March

18

2019

Conjunctivitis and Homeopathy

Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis comes in four varieties: viral, bacterial, and allergic and as a result of a foreign body causing abrasions. Physically the signs are often difficult to distinguish. Allergic conjunctivitis would be bilateral, produce watery discharge and be accompanied by itching. The other conditions would probably start in one eye, the discharge would be thicker and stickier and the pain would be more burning and stinging. But we mustn’t over-generalize and indeed the cause is not so important from a homeopathic point of view. General measures the eyes have a great ability to heal themselves and conjunctivitis is more often than not self-limiting. It helps to bathe the eyes as often as possible with salt water ( a teaspoon to a pint of boiled and cooled water), or, if the eyes are especially “sticky”, a mixture of half milk to water, “sterilized” as above. Contact lenses should be removed and discarded if possible or at least thor¬oughly cleaned to prevent re-infection. Homeopathic Apis mel is useful for allergic conjunc¬tivitis. The conjunctiva are bright red and very swollen, there seem to be water bags under the eyes which leak excess hot fluid. There may be sudden piercing pains. Both eyes are normally affected. With Arsenicum alb the conjunctiva is red, swollen and infected. There is purulent discharge and a burning sen¬sation, but warm compresses ease the pain. The lids may be “crusty” and eye-lashes could fall out. The patient is often panicky and not easily reassured. Argent nit presents a similar picture. The inner canthi of the eye are particu¬larly affected, becoming red and swollen. The patient will be more wor¬ried than panicky and will feel better for closing the eyes and pressing them. Belladonna on the other hand pres¬ents with a very hot, red, swollen but essentially dry eye. The condition may have come on very suddenly and any pain associated is throbbing. Character-istically the pupils are dilated, staring and brilliant. The patient will be more cross than panicky. Euphrasia and Allium cepa are normally associated with hay fever or colds. They work almost as opposites. I remember which is which by thinking of the affects of peeling strong onions. Burning nasal discharge, but bland copi¬ous tears (even though the eyes them¬selves will burn), that’s Allium or onion. Euphrasia is the other way round; bland nasal discharge but burning tears which leave a “varnish” on the face. In prac¬tice, if people aren’t sure of their symp¬toms I tell them to try one and if it doesn’t work use the other. Not very sci¬entific but effective in an emergency! The above remedies are the most common ones I recommend. But there are special occasions when others are more appropriate. I’m thinking of Nux vom for the “hangover” type of con-junctivitis; Rhus tox for conjunctivitis associated with a rheumaticy cold, or Pulsatilla when there is a general cold with bland yellowy discharges and the patient feels better for rubbing the eyes, whether because of the pain or because they are a mite weepy! I usually recommend 30c potency to be taken every two hours, if necessary for up to two days. Some patients pre¬fer to apply something directly to the eyes, in which case the tablets or pills can be dissolved in a little suitably ster¬ilised water and used as a wash. I don’t think they work any better this way but there may be a psychological advantage. If the condition is no better after two days the patient should seek further advice from an appropriate practitioner.

March

18

2019

Homeopathic treatment for Constipation and Diarrhea Constipation

This refers to infrequent, difficult and sometimes painful evacuation of the bowels. In many ways it is a subjective complaint, since normal opening of the bowels varies from person to person, some people going normally only once or twice a week, and others going nor¬mally three or four times a day. Sus¬tained alteration of the bowel habit needs a medical opinion. Alumina is an excellent remedy for very severe constipation in elderly peo¬ple when the desire to open the bowels seems to have been lost. The individ¬ual may sit and strain and even feel impelled to use fingers to try to expel hard, knotty motions. Baryta carbonica. Petite, shy individuals who produce large hard motions when they do open their bowels may be helped by Baryta carbonica. Bryonia is helpful for people who get constipated when they travel and who experience a burning sensation when they open their bowels in this con¬stipated state. Calcarea carbonica is useful in chubby people who paradoxically quite like the sensation of being constipated. They may lose the desire to open their bowels, but suffer no ill effects from it. For children who get quite distressed when they strain to open their bowels, Silica is useful. Straining almost always produces a stinging sensation in the back passage. Diarrhoea Acute episodes of diarrhoea can leave the individual feeling quite drained and weak, as the result of electrolyte loss. Replacement of fluids and electrolytes is the mainstay of treatment, but the following remedies can nip an attack in the bud. Arsenicum album is extremely use¬ful in very neat, anxious, restless people. The diarrhoea produces a burning sen¬sation around the anus, which may become quite red and inflamed. The motions are usually watery and offensive. For cases which start in the early morning or just after midnight China is useful. The motions are watery with undigested residues present. Sulphur is useful for people who are forced out of bed every morning, often at 5 or 6am, by a sudden desire to open the bowels. The motions are loose and extremely offensive. Podophyllum also helps the sudden urge to open the bowels, especially when the diarrhoea is almost explosive. There is usually a lot of gurgling in the abdomen before the urge comes. Strong textBloating Bloating may arise from excess gas in the stomach, small intestines or the colon. Carbo vegetabilis is a useful remedy when the individual feels chilly, blown up like a drum, and when passing wind both up and down produces ease. Next is China when the same feeling of bloating is not relieved by passing wind. People who gain the most from this remedy are great fantasists. Lastly is Lycopodium .These people are often quite serious types and they classically experience problems in the late afternoon and early evening.

March

18

2019

Homeopathic treatment for Heartburn and Dyspepsia Heartburn

This symptom refers to the burning sen¬sation that the individual experiences as acid is squirted into the oesophagus from the stomach. A sensation is felt rising through the chest up to the back of the throat. Calcarea carbonica is very good at relieving chronic heartburn in chubby people who get cramps in the stomach, really burning heartburn and who belch noisily. Often they get a sour taste in their throats after belching. Milk often disagrees with them and produces heart¬burn and indigestion, whereas for most people milk helps. Lycopodium When heartburn and regurgitation occurs after only small snacks then will probably bring relief. Typically, the heartburn only spreads up as far as the Adam’s apple, but it tends to last for hours at a time, despite antacids or milk. The stomach often feels bloated during these episodes. Pulsatilla is indicated when heart¬burn is associated with the taste of a food taken hours before. Fatty foods, butter and pork seem to cause these bouts of heartburn, and it is more likely to occur when they are peeved about something or with someone. They rarely feel thirsty. Dyspepsia Dyspepsia is a pain or an uncomfortable feeling in the upper part of the abdomen, usually related to food or meals. It is what most people refer to as indigestion. It can occur at any age and about a quarter of the population will experience it at some time. There are many causes of dyspepsia, and if it is prolonged, a medical opinion should be sought. Anacardium A band¬-like pain in the upper abdomen which comes on when the per¬son is hungry, and which is relieved for two or three hours after eating, only to recur again, calls out for Anacardium. Indecisiveness is typical with someone in need of this remedy. Argentum nitricum Dyspepsia associated with nausea, a gnawing pain in the upper abdomen and retching of mucus suggest the rem¬edy Argentum nitricum. These folk are often hurried, full of fears, especially as they anticipate a meeting or event, and prone to bouts of loose motions. Nux vomica is well known to peo¬ple as a remedy of excess, or overindul¬gence. The pains classically come on about two hours after food. Like Argen¬tum nitricum these people are hurried, but they are less likely to be fearful. Irritability and anger are more in keep¬ing with their temperament. Natrum carbonicum.By contrast, sweet, gentle and self¬ sacrificing people who experience flat-ulence and dyspepsia after too many starchy or fatty foods may need Natrum carbonicum. They cannot take milk and very often have multiple food allergies. Phosphorus is extremely useful in people given to ready vomiting with their dyspepsia. They crave cold drinks, which seem to help for a short time, only to be vomited ten minutes or so later.

March

18

2019

Digestive problems

General tips • Drink a cup of boiled water in the morning before breakfast. This seems to cleanse the stomach and often works wonders. • Eat slowly. One of the main causes of indigestion is unchewed food. • Don’t eat food “piping hot”. Our stomachs are not meant to have hot foods inside them. A useful thing to remember is that if it is hot in the mouth it is hot in the stomach. This includes tea and coffee. Food and drinks that are too hot may disrupt enzymes and injure the lining of the stomach. So, always wait for it to cool. • Don’t eat on the hoof. Meals should be taken at a leisurely pace. If you eat on the move, there is more chance that digestion will not begin. Instead foods in the stomach and intestine will start to ferment, producing gases that bloat you. • Avoid eating fruit with the meal. Tempting though it is, because it seems lighter on the stomach than puddings, it is not good at the end of a meal. This is because fruit digests faster than dense proteins, so fermentation and gas accumulation may occur. • If bloating is a persistent problem, try simplifying your meals. Instead of having lots of food groups at one meal try separating them. For exam¬ple, proteins need acid enzyme diges¬tive juices, whereas carbohydrates need alkaline enzyme digestive juices. When you have to break down both types all at once you are not achieving optimal enzymatic action, so some fermentation and gas accumulation may occur. • Try taking slightly smaller servings and think twice about second help¬ings. As a good rule of thumb, try to get into the habit of estimating the quantity you allow yourself using “nature’s food bowl”. Cup your two hands together as if you were using them to make a bowl. The quantity of food that would fill that “bowl” should be your maximum at any meal. • Make sure that you drink enough water. Ideally, hydrate your stomach with a glass of water half an hour before a meal. However, be aware of certain warning symptoms which should not be ignored. An early medical opinion and diagnosis is important in the follow¬ing situations: • sudden severe abdominal pain; • vomiting, especially if accompanied by abdominal distension; • weight loss which is not from deliber¬ate dieting; • alteration in the normal bowel habit, either with persistent looseness or constipation; • Bleeding from the back passage.

March

18

2019

Indigestion and Gas (Homeopathy) Remedy Options

Carbo vegetabilis This remedy relieves bloating and gas in the stomach, with belching. Lycopodium This remedy relieves discomfort and indigestion, with bloating around the waist and gas, especially after eating onions or garlic. Natrum carbonicum This remedy can be helpful to mild people who have trouble digesting and assimilating many foods and have to stay on restricted diets. Indigestion, heartburn, and ulcers can occur if offending foods are eaten. Milk or dairy products can lead to flatulence or sputtery diarrhea that leaves an empty feeling in the stomach. Cravings for potatoes and sweets are common; also milk, but it makes these people sick, so they have usually learned to avoid it. Nux vomica This homeopathic remedy relieves nausea and cramps from indigestion, especially after excessive eating of spicy foods or drinking of alcohol. Pulsatilla This helps relieve gastric discomfort caused by eating too much fatty food, cakes and ice cream, with bloating, belching and slow digestion. Antimonium crudum This relieves indigestion from eating too much, especially rich or acidic foods or cured meat. Symptoms are relieved by applying heat to the abdomen. Arsenicum album This remedy may be indicated if a person feels anxious, restless yet exhausted, and is worse from the smell and sight of food. Burning pain is felt in the stomach and esophagus, which often is relieved by warmth and sitting up. Vomiting and diarrhea are possible. Upsets from spoiled food or from eating too much fruit often respond to this remedy. Bryonia When this remedy is indicated, the stomach feels heavy, with rising acid and a bitter or sour taste. Pain and nausea are worse from motion of any kind. The person may have a dry mouth and be thirsty for long drinks, which may increase discomfort. Bryonia is strongly suggested if a person is grumpy and wants to stay completely still and not be touched or talked to. Cinchona officinalis This remedy relieves bloating of the abdomen and foul-smelling gas, sometimes with painless, but exhausting, diarrhea. Colocynthis This relieves abdominal cramps improved by bending over, with strong pressure and heat. Magnesia phosphorica This remedy relieves abdominal cramps improved by heat and bending over. Natrum phosphoricum A sour taste in the mouth, an acid or burning sensation in the stomach, sour vomiting, regurgitated bits of food, and a yellow coating on the tongue are all indications for this remedy. The person may have problems after consuming dairy products or too much sugar. Another indication for Natrum phos is a craving for fried eggs. Phosphorus Burning pain in the stomach that feels better from eating ice cream or other cold, refreshing foods suggests a need for this remedy. The person is usually thirsty for cold drinks, but often feels nauseous or vomits once liquids warm up in the stomach. People needing Phosphorus may have a tendency toward easy bleeding and sometimes develop stomach ulcers.

March

18

2019

Homeopathic treatment of Acidity

Acidity is an extremely common condition that mostly affects people who consume spicy, oily foods and/or alcohol. Acidity occurs due to excess production of acids in the stomach. Normally, the food we consume passes down the oesophagus into the stomach. The gastric glands produce the acid that helps in digestion. Acidity occurs when excess or a large amount of acid is produced in the stomach. This condition is caused due to factors like poor eating habits, irregular lifestyle, lack of physical activities etc. The condition is characterized by symptoms such as heartburn, burning sensation around the chest and in the stomach, vomiting, nausea and restlessness. Acidity often leads to other stomach disorders like- Esophagitis- When the acid in your stomach repeatedly comes in contact with the oesophageal lining, it causes injury including ulcers. Barrett s oesophagus- Damage from acidity causes abnormal changes in the lining of the oesophagus. The cells that are normally found in the lining of the oesophagus get replaced with similar cells not found in the esophagus. This condition is found in about 10% of the people who have chronic Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD), more commonly known as the acid reflux disorder. Gastritis- This occurs when the stomach lining becomes swollen or inflamed. This condition can last for a short span of time or can last for even years. How homeopathy plays a role in treating acidity and stomach problems- When anything goes wrong with your stomach or digestive system, it’s a clear indication that something is inherently out of order and that your body needs instant help. Homeopathy cures both acidity and other stomach problems. This branch of medicine uses natural remedies that not only help you get rid of stomach disorders, but also eliminates the factors causing such conditions from their roots. The most common drugs used for treating acidity and related stomach disorders are- Nux vomica, Arsenicum album, Natrum carbonicum. These help reduce symptoms like heartburn, indigestion, burning sensation, abdominal pain and chest pain. Homeopathy medications have zero side effects and are completely safe. Moreover, the natural substances used in homeopathic treatment benefit your health immensely in the long run. Digestive problems or stomach disorders can affect any person irrespective of age. Conditions like acidity or acid reflux can be short-term or persistent. Since NSAIDs and other conventional medicines often trigger further complications, it is always advisable to go for safe, natural avenues of treatment such as homeopathy.

March

18

2019

Cardiac Symptoms in Lachesis

Practitioners who treat cardiac patients would not want to be without the remedy Lachesis. The patient who needs Lachesis typically has a strong feeling of fullness in their chest, which accompanies arrhythmias. The feeling of fullness is so severe that the patient will describe it as a bursting sensation. These patients are often worse as they fall asleep, and they cannot tolerate sleeping on the left side. They prefer to sleep on the right side or in a sitting position. They feel much worse in heat or when they become overheated. If the problem is angina, the Lachesis patient might describe a cramping pain in the chest along with the sensation of fullness. It is not uncommon for patients needing Lachesis to have a cough during episodes of cardiac symptoms. Due to the sensation of fullness in the chest and the neck, these patients are unwilling to wear any clothing or jewelry that constricts those areas; they dislike tight clothing and will wear loose-fitting, collarless attire. Due to their extreme warmth, Lachesis patients may wear sandals year-round. Patients with congestive heart failure who require Lachesis have a tremendous feeling of suffocation. They experience a feeling of pressure on the chest; they are awakened by a feeling of choking and must sit up in bed to regain comfort. Many women who benefit from Lachesis first develop cardiac symptoms, such as palpitations or angina, during the perimenopausal years when they are markedly worse, physically and emotionally. It's as if without the monthly menstrual discharge, they suffer. Menstruating women who benefit from Lachesis tend to feel much worse the week before the menses, but will feel better when the flow begins. This applies to their heart symptoms and other physical complaints, as well as to their mental and emotional condition. Many of the Lachesis patient's complaints are accompanied by bluish, purplish skin discoloration or lesions, perhaps on the face or legs (e.g., varicose veins or ulcers). Lachesis patients tend to be quite intense—physically, mentally, and emotionally. They may have a tendency for jealousy, suspiciousness, or paranoia. They may hold onto past angers and insults for a long time and can be difficult to reason with. They are generally quite loquacious: full of ideas, thoughts, and feelings which must be shared with whomever is at hand. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by such patients.

March

18

2019

Homeopathic nitroglycerine: Glonoine

Another constitutional remedy used with cardiac patients is Glonoine (Nitroglycerine). Nitroglycerine was first used in medicine by the brilliant American homeopath, Constantine Hering (1800--1880), some thirty years before it was introduced into allopathic medicine. When prepared homeopathically, this remedy is useful when there is intense palpitation with visible throbbing of the carotid arteries. Accompanying the heart symptoms, the patient has severe pulsating headaches characterized by a sensation of congestion and fullness. They are worse when it's hot, and they flush easily on the chest and face. They are better outside or in cool air. Likewise, if the problem is angina, there is extreme redness of the face during episodes and an attendant headache. Attacks can be triggered by exposure to the sun or by becoming overheated. This aggravation of symptoms from heat is exactly opposite to what you see in a Nux vomica patient, whose symptoms are aggravated by cold. Individualizing differences like these help the homeopath determine which medicine to prescribe. Often these differences seem subtle, and indeed would be largely irrelevant to the allopathic doctor; but to a homeopath, that which is individually characteristic of the patient's complaint is paramount. Patients who need Glonoine may suffer from fainting episodes. They often have a tendency toward confusion, which may be worse at night. When the heart symptoms are aggravated, they may have a tremor in the hands, which makes using them difficult. Glonoine is considered when any symptom in the body is accompanied by throbbing and pulsation along with congestive headaches. We might also consider it for those whose cardiac complaints alternate with headache symptoms. Glonoine is known to help patients in the acute phase of sunstroke, when the head is throbbing and bright red; they feel worse when leaning forward and better from applying cold water to the face.

March

18

2019

The Role of Nux vomica in Heart Diseases

someone who needs the constitutional remedy Nux vomica might come to see a homeopath because of heart palpitations that are worse when they are overworked, overexcited, or angry. The palpitations tend to be exacerbated by any stimulants including alcohol, spicy food, or caffeinated products. Their palpitations might also be aggravated while they eat or when they become chilly. They might also suffer from angina, which is worse in the same situations mentioned above. Almost all patients who need Nux vomica have a tendency to experience digestive tract problems regardless of what their chief complaint might be. Gastrointestinal disturbances include indigestion, constipation without urge, peptic ulcer, or irritable bowel syndrome. In many of these patients, there is a tendency for hay fever or acute upper respiratory tract infections with frequent sneezing. They tend to be chilly and feel worse in cold weather. People who need Nux vomica tend to have "Type A" personalities, be hard working, and are perhaps even aggressive and strong-willed. They are often in positions of power, and they take control easily. They tend to be irritable and impatient. They are concerned with small details and conscientious about all manner of things: the way they dress, the way they keep their home and office, and the quality of work they do, for example. This tendency leads to competitiveness and impressive drive. They tend to expect the same high standards from others, both at home and at work, hence the easy irritability and anger. They may have strong tempers and can be unapologetic. During acute illnesses, the emotional temperament of those who need Nux vomica tends to be even more extreme. People needing Nux vomica also tend to suffer from insomnia, especially in the middle of the night: they find themselves awake and thinking about work, their responsibilities, and other tasks that need to be addressed. When we see a patient who has been this way for quite a while, they are sometimes in a state of exhaustion. Years of living at such a workaholic pace have taken their toll, and the resultant physical symptoms can no longer be ignored. So it is the physical symptoms that bring this patient to the doctor, and the homeopath seeks to understand those symptoms in the context of the underlying issues. When the symptoms match and we prescribe this remedy, we would expect all aspects of the Nux vomica patient to improve—from their palpitations or angina to their insomnia, constipation, and irritability. Lifestyle modification recommendations are made cautiously to a patient who needs Nux vomica, as they tend to overdo whatever suggestions are made.

March

18

2019

Homeopathic Remedies for Hypo tension(Low Blood Pressure)

Homoeopathic remedies are effective for the treatment of low blood pressure .Some of the important remedies are given below- GELSEMIUM 30- Gelsemium is an excellent medicine when dizziness, vertigo and dullness are marked. Drowsiness and a feeling of tiredness accompany the condition. Heaviness of head and eyelids is also present. Pulse is also slow. Gelsemium is also effective when blood pressure drops suddenly from emotional excitement. The emotional excitement may be triggered by any bad news, fright, sudden grief and other causes. VISCUM ALBUM 30- Viscum Album is prescribed when persistent vertigo from low blood pressure is present. Pulse is small and weak. Aching and dull pain in the head also appears. These medicines improve the sluggish circulation and ensure complete recovery. GLONOINE 30- Glonoine is very effective for low blood pressure after sun exposure. It is indicated when head heaviness, vertigo and fainting spells appear after sun exposure. Vertigo is marked in an upright position. NATRUM MURIATICUM 30-- Natrum Mur is effective when headache, exhaustion with nausea and vomiting appear after being exposed to the sun for long hours. Blood pressure is lowered with a slow, weak pulse. CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS 200- Cactus grandiflorus is an effective medicine for low blood pressure due to heart disease. Characteristic constriction as if an iron band around the heart is the guiding symptom for the selection of this remedy. Temperature is usually subnormal. CARBO VEG AND CHINA 30—Carbo Veg and China are used for low blood pressure from dehydration. These medicines for low blood pressure are effective when severe diarrhea with dehydration is the cause. There is marked exhaustion with episodes of fainting. Blood pressure is low. The pulse is slow, weak and often imperceptible. The body is cold to touch with sweating. The person presents a picture of collapse CHINA AND FERRUM METALLIUCUM 30-- China and Ferrum Met are effective for low blood pressure following blood loss. These are medicines that help in complete recovery from low blood pressure resulting from blood loss. The persons needing these medicines have low blood pressure with marked debility and exhaustion. Dizziness and vertigo are also complained of. Pulse is feeble, soft, weak, small and irregular. Marked anaemia is present in such persons. CRATAEGUS OXY- Q- It is a great heart tonic and helps for maintain normal blood pressure. BARYTA MUR 30--Baryta Mur is one of the effective medicines for low blood pressure when specifically diastolic pressure is lowered. Head heaviness and lassitude in the morning time are marked. Baryta Mur is of profound help in elderly people suffering from low blood pressure. Along with head heaviness, weakness in the legs is also complained of. Pulse is also slow and in a few persons is imperceptible when Baryta Mur is indicated. KALI PHOS 200-Kali phos is used when low blood pressure occurs due to nervousness. LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200-Lycopodium is best for treating low blood pressure, especially in irritable persons possessing uric acid diathesis, with brownish patches on the skin. The patient have flatulent complaints, rumbling in abdomen which is more between 4 to 8 pm or early morning. Better from motion. The patient have a special craving for sweets and prefer warm drinks and food. NAJA AND VISCUM ALBUM-- Naja and Viscum Album are used for low blood pressure when valve problems in heart are present. They are indicated for low blood pressure when the pulse is small, weak, irregular. Weight and oppression in the heart region is also complained of. Palpitations may also accompany. SEPIA 200-Sepia is prescribed for hypotension when there is the presence of yellowish tint with dark circles under the eyes, liver spots etc are present. There is an empty all gone sensation in the epigastrium after lunch. The patient prefers sour things. There is pulsation throughout the body. Mentally the patient is indifference to life and to loved ones. TUBERCULINUM 200-Tuberculinum is used as an intercurrent remedy in persons who are wasting in health.

May

17

2020

Hypertension and its complications

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. Blood pressure varies naturally with activity, rising from exercise or stress and falling during rest. It also varies among individuals, gradually increasing with age and weight. Blood pressure is expressed as two values given in millimeters of mercury. The blood pressure of a resting, healthy young adult should not be more than 120/80 mm of mercury. In a general a person is considered to have hypertension when his or her blood pressure is persistently higher than 140/90 mm of mercury, even at rest. Persistent high blood pressure that may damage the arteries and the heart Causes--There are two types of high blood pressure. Primary (essential) hypertension: For most adults, there's no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure, called primary (essential) hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years. Secondary hypertension: Some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition. This type of high blood pressure, called secondary hypertension, tends to appear suddenly and cause higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension. Symptoms--Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels. A few people with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren't specific and usually don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage. Risk factors--High blood pressure has many risk factors, including: Age-Risk factors- The risk of high blood pressure increases as you age. Through early middle age, or about age 45, high blood pressure is more common in men. Women are more likely to develop high blood pressure after age 65. Race. High blood pressure is particularly common among blacks, often developing at an earlier age than it does in whites. Serious complications, such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure, also are more common in blacks. Family history. High blood pressure tends to run in families. Being overweight or obese. The more you weigh the more blood you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. As the volume of blood circulated through your blood vessels increases, so does the pressure on your artery walls. Not being physically active. People who are inactive tend to have higher heart rates. The higher your heart rate, the harder your heart must work with each contraction and the stronger the force on your arteries. Lack of physical activity also increases the risk of being overweight. Using tobacco. Not only does smoking or chewing tobacco immediately raise your blood pressure temporarily, but the chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of your artery walls. This can cause your arteries to narrow, increasing your blood pressure. Secondhand smoke also can increase your blood pressure. Too much salt (sodium) in your diet. Too much sodium in your diet can cause your body to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure. Too little potassium in your diet. Potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells. If you don't get enough potassium in your diet or retain enough potassium, you may accumulate too much sodium in your blood. Too little vitamin D in your diet. It's uncertain if having too little vitamin D in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. Vitamin D may affect an enzyme produced by your kidneys that affects your blood pressure. Drinking too much alcohol. Over time, heavy drinking can damage your heart. Having more than two drinks a day for men and more than one drink a day for women may affect your blood pressure. Stress. High levels of stress can lead to a temporary increase in blood pressure. If you try to relax by eating more, using tobacco or drinking alcohol, you may only increase problems with high blood pressure Certain chronic conditions. Certain chronic conditions also may increase your risk of high blood pressure, such as kidney disease, diabetes and sleep apnea. Sometimes pregnancy contributes to high blood pressure, as well. Although high blood pressure is most common in adults, children may be at risk, too. For some children, high blood pressure is caused by problems with the kidneys or heart. But for a growing number of kids, poor lifestyle habits, such as an unhealthy diet, obesity and lack of exercise, contribute to high blood pressure. Complications-The excessive pressure on your artery walls caused by high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, as well as organs in your body. The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes uncontrolled, the greater the damage. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to: Heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to a heart attack, stroke or other complications. Aneurysm. Increased blood pressure can cause your blood vessels to weaken and bulge, forming an aneurysm. If an aneurysm ruptures, it can be life-threatening. Heart failure. To pump blood against the higher pressure in your vessels, your heart muscle thickens. Eventually, the thickened muscle may have a hard time pumping enough blood to meet your body's needs, which can lead to heart failure. Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys. This can prevent these organs from functioning normally. Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes. This can result in vision loss. Trouble with memory or understanding. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may also affect your ability to think, remember and learn. Trouble with memory or understanding concepts is more common in people with high blood pressure.

March

18

2019

Homeopathic Remedies for Tendinitis

Tendinitis, the inflammation of a tendon, occurs at the joints of the human body, including the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Commonly the result of a repetitive stress injury or from overuse, tendinitis occurs where a muscle attaches to a bone. Tendons, like ligaments, are made of fibrous soft tissue, which is strong and flexible, yet can cause pain when injured. Several homeopathic remedies are available to treat and reduce the pain of tendinitis. Consultation with a qualified practitioner should be sought for chronic conditions. Arnica Montana The homeopathic remedy Arnica montana, also known as leopard's bane, is a small flowering mountain plant which, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, is "often the first remedy used for injuries such as sprains and bruises." It is indicated in tendinitis when the injury to the soft tissue has specifically resulted from a sudden, blunt trauma. Arnica montana is available both as a topical gel to be applied to an inflamed joint and in tablet form. Taken at the first sign of injury, Arnica may help speed recovery. As with many homeopathic remedies, it is available over-the-counter in health food stores and pharmacies. Two tablets may be taken three times a day, which should be allowed to dissolve under the tongue. Directions are also indicated on the label. Rhus Toxicodendron Commonly known as poison ivy, Rhus toxicodendron is another homeopathic remedy available in tablet form used to treat tendinitis. It is one of the most important joint remedies used in homeopathy, especially when the associated pain of the inflammation is a burning or bruised sensation. One of the main indications for using this remedy after a sprain or injury to a tendon is a feeling of restlessness. Initial movement of the joint is painful, but with continued activity, the pain eases. Rhus tox is useful in treating tendinitis that has resulted from overuse or from an injury from repetitive stress, such as the condition known as tennis elbow. Ruta Graveolens The pain associated with tendinitis that will respond particularly well to Ruta graveolens is one of feeling bruised or beaten. Similar to the symptoms of Rhus tox, a person needing Ruta for treatment of inflammation will feel worse from cold air or applications, and worse in wet weather. However, pain is relieved by motion, or activity of the affected part. In "A Physician's Posy," homeopath and doctor Dorothy Shepherd writes of Ruta graveolens that it is should be used "when there is slow repair, when there are hardened masses in tendons with contractions of the flexor muscles." In other words, Ruta is the indicated homeopathic remedy where tendinitis is slow to heal. Dr. Andrew Weil advises taking Rhus tox or Ruta for the treatment of tendinitis in the 6c to 30c potency. Both remedies are sold over-the-counter as supplements.

March

16

2019

Homeopathic Treatment of Hypertension

Homoeopathic remedies are effective for treating hypertension without any side effects. They prevent further complications due to hypertension. Some of the important remedies are given below AURUM MET. 30- An excellent remedy for high blood pressure with low pulse pressure. The patient is disgusted with life, has great depression and suicidal tendency but is afraid of death. BARYTA MUR. 3X—Baryta mur is an excellent remedy for Hypertension of the aged. There is increased tension of the pulse and systolic pressure is high in comparison with diastolic pressure which is low. NATRUM MUR 200-Natrum mur is one of the most indicated remedies in cases of high blood pressure which occur due to a prolonged intake of high levels of salty things. Due to this, there may be swelling of the feet in the mornings. Natrum mur may be given in cases where there is an unusual fatigue specially in the mornings. Though there is a restriction for excess salt intake, it is seen that there is an unusual craving for salty things like pickles etc. There may be a sense of tightness around the chest region and palpitations on slightest exertion. Natrum mur may be given inn high blood pressure associated with hyperthyroidism and goiter. There is extreme sensitiveness to any external stimuli like sounds, smells or lights. Natrum mur may also relieve the headaches due to high blood pressure. LACHESIS 200- –Lachesis is the best Homoeopathic medicine for high blood pressure during menopause. Lachesis may be given when there is marked restlessness physically as well as mentally. Another striking feature for prescribing lachesis is that, anything tight around the neck like closed collars, neck ties or tight necklaces are unbearable. Even tight clothes are unbearable. Feel better by loosening the belts or by wearing loose clothes. Lachesis may be given in high blood pressure in women who are in their menopausal age or post menopause. GLONOINE 30 – Glonoine is best for hepertension with congestive headaches Glonoine is prescribed for high blood pressure which are associated with extreme weakness and irritability. There may be sudden congestion in the head giving rise to headaches. Glonoine may give good results in cases of hypertension associated with extreme dizziness. There may be a confused state of mind and an unusual aversion to work. Glonoine is best for headaches that are brought about on going out in sun. There may be extreme weakness along with breathlessness on trying to climb steps. The whole body may shiver and pulsations may be felt all over the body. AMYL NITROSUM 30—Amyl nitrosum is best for hypertension with breathlessness .In Amyl nitrosum high blood pressure is associated with a chocking and constrictive feeling around the chest. There may be shortness of breath and heaviness in the chest region. There may be anxiety as if something bad may happen. Amyl nitrosum may be given when there is sudden hot sensation in the body and redness of the face. Pulsations may be felt all over the body, particularly in the ears. All symptoms may be associated with sudden and profuse sweating RAUWOLFIA SERP. Q—A specific remedy for hypertension. It is used as a palliative for hypertension. ALLIUM SATIVA – Q—Allium sativa is an excellent remedy for high blood pressure associated with high cholesterol. Allium sativa may be given in cases where there is a history of high cholesterol levels. This homoeopathic medicine may suit fat and fleshy individuals who prefer non vegetarian diet. Symptoms of high blood pressure may include dullness and heaviness in the head. At times there may be a severe headache in the temples. Often there may be complaints of a heat flashes in the body which come and go suddenly. BELLADONNA 30- Belladonna is effective for high blood pressure with violent palpitation, prolonged echoing sound in head with labored breath. There is palpitation from least exertion and throbbing all through the body. Skin flushed and hot. Vertigo with falling on left side or backward. The patient has great anxiety or fear and is thirst less. Complaints are worse from touch, noise, jar, and lying down. CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS Q- Cactus is best for hypertension with heart troubles. There is a feeling of constriction in the heart region and have angina pain. CRATAEGUS OXY. Q—A heart tonic. It is considered a specific remedy for hypertension. The patient feels dyspnoea on least exertion. ADRENALINUM 2X-Adrenalinum is best for high blood pressure and it is used as a palliative. There is high arterial pressure and roaring in ears. CALCAREA CARB. 30-Calcarea carb is best for hypertension in fat and flabby persons. There is excessive sweat on head, palms and soles. The patient have a special craving for eggs. They are chilly patients. CONIUM MACULATUM 200- Conium mac is effective for hypertension of bachelors and maids in old age. PHYSOSTIGMA 30-Physostigma is best for hypertension with a feeling that a cap is gripping the head. PITUITRINUM 30- Pituitrinum relieves the headache of patients suffering from high blood pressure. PLUMBUM METALLICUM 30- Plumbummetallicum is effective for hypertension due to gout or kidney diseases or from thickening of arteries. There is great paleness of skin and red blood corpuscles are decreased. STROPHANTHUS Q—Strophanthus is effective for hypertension in aged with heart complaints dependent on kidney diseases. There is irritable heart with tense arteries and a free discharge of urine. Strophanthus increases the systole and diminishes the rapidity of heart. Strong textTHUJA OCCIDENTALIS 10M- Thuja occ. is effective for hypertension with a personal or parental history of coronary thrombosis. Here the hypertension is associated with poor arterial wall VERATRUM VIRIDE 30-Veratrum viride is prescribed for hypertension with oppression, sighing, rapid respiration and grasping for breath are found. It induces fall of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. VISCUM ALB 30- Viscum alb is prescribed when the systolic blood pressure is high and diastolic is low. Mix CRATAEGUS PASSIFLORA INCARNATA Q, and RAUWOLFIAOXY. Q, SEPENTINA Q in equal proportions and give 15 drops in water every 2 hours for immediate relief. This is only palliation,

March

16

2019

Homeopathy for Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations are the feelings of having rapid, fluttering or pounding heart. Heart palpitations can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or, rarely, a medical condition. Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they're usually harmless. In rare cases, heart palpitations can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that may require treatment. Causes- Often the cause of your heart palpitations can't be found. Common causes of heart palpitations include: · Strong emotional responses, such as stress or anxiety · Strenuous exercise, Caffeine, Nicotine, Fever · Hormone changes associated with menstruation, pregnancy or menopause · Taking cold and cough medications that contain pseudoephedrine, a stimulant · Taking some asthma inhaler medications that contain stimulants Occasionally heart palpitations can be a sign of a serious problem, such as an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Arrhythmias may include very fast heart rates (tachycardia), unusually slow heart rates (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rhythm. Symptoms-- Heart palpitations can feel like your heart is: · Skipping beats, Fluttering, Beating too fast · Pumping harder than usual You may feel heart palpitations in your throat or neck, as well as your chest. Heart palpitations can occur whether you're active or at rest, and whether you're standing, seated or lying down. Risk factors--You may be at risk of developing palpitations if you: · Are highly stressed, have an anxiety disorder or regularly experience panic attacks · Are pregnant, Take medicines that contain stimulants, such as some cold or asthma medications, Have an overactive thyroid gland · Have other heart problems, such as an arrhythmia, heart defect or previous heart attack HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES ACONITUM NAPELLS 30- Aconite is the ideal Homeopathic remedy for Palpitations due to sudden fright and anxiety. Along with palpitations, restlessness, anxiety and increased thirst for cold water may also be present. ABIES CANADENSIS 30- Abies Can is the best remedy for palpitations from gastric problems. It suited when overeating is followed by a bloated abdomen with a burning stomach and Palpitations. AMYELOSUM NITROSUM 30-Amyelosum nitricum is effective for palpitations during menopause. In Amylenum Nitrosum, the symptoms are palpitations getting worse from even a little excitement. Constricted feeling in the heart region is an accompanying symptom. Hot flushes and extreme anxiety are the other symptoms. ARSENIC ALBUM 30-- Arsenic Album is another top natural Homeopathic medicines for treating palpitations with anxiety. There is palpitations with extreme anxiety. There is a marked restlessness and fear of death. There is an increased thirst for water and a desire for open air AURUM MET. 30-Aurum Met is the best Homeopathic medicine for violent Palpitations with irregular heart action. The patients needing Aurum Met feel that the heart has stopped suddenly for a few seconds varying from 2 to 3 seconds and then suddenly starts beating again. The pulse seems irregular, with high blood pressure. CARBO VEG 30-Carbo veg is prescribed when palpitation occurs on account of acidity and excessive flatulence in stomach. COFFEA 30-Coffea is the top Homeopathic medicine for Palpitations brought on by a sudden joyful moment. It also covers palpitations as a result of sudden pleasant surprises. CONVALLARIA MAJ. 30- Convallaria is the best Homeopathic remedy for palpitation due to tobacco abuse. The patient complains as if the heart is beating in the whole chest. The palpitations get worse by even slight exertion. The pulse is also very rapid. CRATAEGUS OXY. Q—Crataegus is a good heart tonic and can be given in all type of heart ailments. It is an excellent antiarrythmic, sedative in irritable patients with cardiac symptoms. Heart weakness with oppression, stitches and insomnia. Extreme dyspnoea on least excertion. Heart dilated, first sound weak. DIGITALIS PURPUREA 30-Digitalis is the most effective Homeopathic remedy when the slightest movement causes palpitations. The patient usually feels that the heart will stop its action if he or she moves and it is better at rest. Digitalis is the ideal Homeopathic remedy when cardiac rate is lowered and palpitations are mostly excited from the slightest motion. Digitalis is the best natural Homeopathic medicine to deal with Palpitations with skipped beats. The pulse is irregular and it intermits mainly at every 3rd, 5th and 7th beat. Mitral Disease may be the underlying pathology with irregular heart action in the patient needing Digitalis. GLONOINE 30- Glonoine is a very effective remedy for palpitations during menopause. It is prescribed when palpitations lead to difficulty in breathing and get worse from exertion. Palpitations can be felt throughout the body. FERRUM MET 30- Ferrum Met is the best medicine for palpitations due to anemia which get worse with movement. The face looks quite pale. Usually the pulse feels very soft and weak. IBERIS 30- Iberis is the best remedy when the slightest exertion gives rise to palpitations. Along with palpitations, a person may also experience vertigo. IODUM 30- Iodum is the best remedy for palpitations in hyperthyroid patients where the palpitations get worse with the slightest of exertion. The chest feels constricted and compressed. IGNATIA 30--Ignatia is an effective Homeopathic remedy for palpitations resulting from grief. Ignatia brings about excellent results in such cases.Hysterical palpitations. KALMIA 30- Kalmia is another effective remedy for palpitation from tobacco abuse. Palpitations are present with a slow pulse. The Palpitations get worse from stooping in a forward position. Kalmia is the best Homeopathic medicine for palpitations with a decreased heart rate. The heart rate for using Kalmia may be as low as 35-40/minute with Palpitations. The patient feels a flutter in the chest and anxiety. LACHESIS 200- Lachesis is the best natural Homeopathic medicine when episodes of fainting occur along with Palpitations during menopause. The women needing Lachesis have an aversion to wear any tight clothing. LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200- Lycopodium is the ideal Homeopathic remedy when excessive gas fills the abdomen resulting in palpitations. The gas is not passed easily and remains obstructed with palpitations. LILIUM TIG. 30-Lilium Tig is a very efficient Homeopathic medicine for palpitations with an increased heart rate. The heart beat may even rise to 150/minute and above for using Lilium Tig. The patient feels violent pulsations throughout the body. Fluttering in heart region may be accompanied by chest pain on left side and weight in chest. MOSCHUS 30-Palpitations due to nervous excitement or nervous palpitations. There may not be any organic disease of the heart. NATRUM MUR 30-Natrum Mur is the top effective Homeopathic remedy when along with palpitations due to anemia, there is a constricted sensation in the chest. The pulse rate remains high and is often found to be intermittent. A craving for salt may be found in persons needing Natrum Mur. NUX VOMICA 30-For Palpitations due to intake of coffee, Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica is the top remedy.Nux vomica is also effective for palpitations resulting after eating , indigestion and from flatulence. Palpitations due to overuse of allopathic medicines. OPIUM 30- Opium is the best Homeopathic medicine when palpitations are caused due to fright related to some past, long ago, unusual occurrence. It is also used for palpitations due to overuse of allopathic medicines. SPIGELIA 30- Palpitations excited by the least of movement along with this there is pain in heart region with arm pain. SPONGIA 30- Spongia is the best Homeopathic medicine when a hyperthyroid patient complains of Palpitations on lying down. Walking brings relief to the patient. STAPHYSAGRIA 30-Staphysagria is the top remedy for palpitation due from anger. This Homeopathic remedy is very beneficial for acute outbursts of anger leading to Palpitations. TABACUM 30-Tabacum is also used for palpitations from tobacco abuse. Tabacum have a very weak pulse often, which is imperceptible. Pulse may also show intermittency. THEA CINENSIS 30-- Thea Cinensis is an excellent Homoeopathic medicine that can help to relieve palpitations because of excessive consumption of tea. Along with palpitations, the person also feels chest oppression. VISCUM ALBUM 30-Viscum album is prescribed when palpitations occurs during coition.

March

16

2019

Osteoarthritis

Arthritis – inflammation of the joint(s). Inflammation is one of the body’s normal reactions to injury or disease. It is part of the body’s natural defenses, and works to repair the problem. When injury occurs in a damaged or diseased joint, the end result is swelling, pain, and stiffness. Joints are the places where the bones meet. The body would be immobile if not for the movements afforded by the joints. Joints can be large or small, and permit movements as varied as walking, bending, reaching, and performing fine motor skills. Within the joints, the ends of the bones are covered with a smooth, white, glistening material called hyaline cartilage. When normal, this material cushions the underlying bone against excessive pressure and allows the joint to move easily and without pain. Osteoarthritis There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. The most common type is called osteoarthritis, which is sometimes known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is most often the result of normal “wear and tear” and occurs to some extent in all people as they age. All joints can be effected, however, the most commonly involved are the weight bearing joints such as the hip, knee and spine. They must withstand the significant forces generated by walking and running, and therefore are prone to wearing out. When the articular cartilage is damaged or injured, it usually goes through a staged process of softening, flaking, fragmenting, and finally complete loss, where the underlying bone is exposed. This process is commonly known as osteoarthritis or OA. Arthritis Risk Factors:Obesity - Generally, the more weight a person carries, the greater the pressure on weight-bearing joints of the body.  Past injury in a joint - There is an increased risk of developing OA in a joint that is not properly aligned or one that has been injured.  Occupational factors - Repetitive tasks, overworking the joints and overtiring muscles that protect a joint increase the risk for OA in that joint.  Genetics - osteoarthritis in all its various forms appears to have a strong genetic connection. Gene mutations may be a factor in predisposing individuals to develop OA. Arthritis Sign/Symptoms  Joint Pain  Crepitis (grinding)  Joint Deformity  Osteophytes  Joint Stiffness Treating ArthritisNonsurgical 1. Health and behavior modifications - physical therapy, exercise, weight loss. 2. Drug therapy – Pain relievers, NSAIDs, COX2 inhibitors 3. Intra-articular injections – steroids, visco supplementation  Surgical 1. Arthroscopy - Day surgery, done through small holes 2. Arthroplasty - Total Joint Replacement Homeopathic TreatmentBRYONIA–- Joints painful, Muscular pains, Swelling of joints  BELLADONNA–- Pain in limbs, joints swollen, neuralgic pains  LEDUM PAL–- Gout, Rheumatic pains, Pain in shoulders  LITHIUM CARB–- Rheumatic pains, Shoulder pain  GAULTHERIA–- Rheumatism, Sciatica, Neuralgia  RUTA–- Pain in spine and limbs, Sciatica  COLCHICUM–- Pain in limbs, limbs weak  MAGNESIA PHOS–- Muscle cramps, Neuralgia, Sciatica  ARNICA-– Gout, pain in back and limbs as if beaten  HYPERICUM–-Injuries to nerves, Neuritis  CIMICIFUGAt–- Pain in limbs and muscular soreness  BELLIS PERENNIS–- Joints and muscle soreness  GUAIACUM–- Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Sciatica

February

4

2018

Anemia & General Weakness

Blood is the fluid that conveys oxygen and nutrients to the cells and carries away carbon dioxide and other waste substances. In fact, blood act as a vehicle fluid pumped by the heart to all parts of the body, after which it is come back to the heart to rehash the procedure. Blood is composed of variety of elements cells, non-cellular fragments, liquid and non-liquid hormones proteins.

Blood composition:

A fluid called plasma makes up about half portion of blood. Plasma contains proteins that assistance blood to cluster, transport substances through the blood, and perform different roles. The plasma is about 90% water, with the residual 10%, made up of ions, proteins, nutrients, wastes, and dissolved gases. Half portion of blood volume is made from blood cells: » Red blood cells, which convey oxygen to the tissues » White blood cells, which battle contaminations (4500-11000cells/µl) » Platelets, littler cells that assistance blood to clump (150,000-400,000/µl)

Blood production:

Blood cells do not form in the bloodstream itself yet blood-framing organs, prominently the marrow of specific bones. In the adult human, the bone marrow delivers the greater part of the red blood cells, 60% – 70% of the white cells (granulocytes), and most of the platelets. The lymphatic tissues, especially the thymus, the spleen, and the lymph nodes, create the lymphocytes. The tissues of the spleen, liver, lymph hubs, and different organs create the monocytes. The platelets, which are tiny cell parts rather than complete cells, are shaped from bits of the cytoplasm of the megakaryocytes of the bone marrow. Anemia is an anomalous low number of red blood cells in the blood. Red blood cells convey hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that connects to oxygen in the lungs and conveys it to tissues all through the body. Anemia occurs when you don't have enough red cells or when your red cells don't work efficientely. Red blood cell count normally: Men: 4.3 - 5.9 ×1006 Women: 3.3 - 5.5 ×1006 In anemia blood hemoglobin level falls and diagnosed as HB level in blood test. It is counted as anemia if HB is less than 13.5 gm/dl in a man or less than 12.0 gm/dl in a woman. Normal values for children vary with age.

Why anemia occurs?

Major causes to anemia are illustrated below Iron deficiency of which is a major cause of most common type of anemia i.e. Iron Deficient Anemia. Iron deficiency is usually due to blood loss but may occasionally be due to poor absorption and dietary intake of iron. Iron is a fundamental part of hemoglobin, an erythrocyte protein that exchanges oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. As a part of myoglobin, a protein that gives oxygen to muscles, iron backings digestion. Iron is likewise fundamental for growth, development, typical cell working, and blend of a few hormones and connective tissue. If in body it is not administered properly and falls low from its normal levels it hinders normal body functions and causes many ailments in body. Recommended daily iron intake: Age Male Female Pregnancy Lactation Birth to 6 months 0.27 mg* 0.27 mg* 7–12 months 11 mg 11 mg 1–3 years 7 mg 7 mg 4–8 years 10 mg 10 mg 9–13 years 8 mg 8 mg 14–18 years 11 mg 15 mg 27 mg 10 mg 19–50 years 8 mg 18 mg 27 mg 9 mg 51+ years 8 mg 8 mg If someone fails to meet the daily requirement of iron he is most likely prone to develop iron deficient anemia Iron insufficiency anemia: The World Health Organization (WHO) evaluations states that approximately half of the 1.62 billion cases of anemia worldwide are due to iron deficit. In developing countries, iron deficiency often results from enteropathies and blood loss associated with gastrointestinal parasites and is caused when body stores of iron drop too low to help typical RBC generation. Insufficient dietary iron, hindered iron absorption, dying, or loss of body Iron in the urine might be the reason. Iron balance in the body regularly is controlled deliberately to guarantee that adequate iron is stored with a specific order goal to make up for body loss of iron. The aggregate body iron in a 70-kg man is around 4 g. This is kept up by a harmony amongst ingestion and body iron loss. Although the body just retains 1 mg day by day to look after balance, the internal body necessity for iron is more prominent (20-25 mg). A large portion of iron goes through the plasma for reutilization. Iron in overabundance of these necessities is saved in body stores as ferritin. In iron deficit anemia this mechanism fails to create a balance in absorption of ferritin and utilization of iron. Symptoms/Indications: Fatigue and reduced capability to perform hard labor Leg cramps on climbing stairs Craving ice to suck or chew Poor academic performance Cold intolerance Reduced fighting ability to infection Altered behavior (e.g., attention shortage disorder) Degenerated symptoms of cardiac or pulmonary disease Findings on physical examination may include the following: Reduced growth in infants Paleness of the mucous membranes Spoon-shaped nails A glossy tongue, with atrophy of the lingual papillae Cracks at the corners of the mouth (angular stomatitis) Splenomegaly (in severe, persistent, untreated cases) Clinical Diagnosis: To analyze iron deficiency anemia, your specialist may run blood tests to search for: » Red blood cell size and shade: With iron deficiency anemia, red blood cells are smaller and paler in shading than ordinary. » Hematocrit: This is the level of your blood volume made up by red blood cells. Typical levels are near 34.9% to 44.5% for Adult ladies and 38.8% to 50% percent for grown-up men. These qualities may change contingent upon your age. » Hemoglobin: Lower than typical hemoglobin levels show anemia. The typical hemoglobin run range is characterized as 13.5 to 17.5 grams (g) of hemoglobin per deciliter (dL) of blood for men and 12.0 to 15.5 g/dL for ladies. The ordinary reaches for kids shift depending upon the kid's age and sex. » Ferritin: This protein enables store to iron in your body, and a low level of ferritin normally demonstrates a low level of stored iron. Who are at more risk? Numerous individuals are in danger for anemia because of malnutrition eating routine, intestinal disorders, chronic illnesses, diseases and conditions. Ladies who are menstruating or pregnant and individuals with chronic diseased conditions are most in danger for this sickness. The danger of anemia increments as individuals become more aged. Frequent blood donors have an increased risk of iron deficiency. About 25% to 35% of consistent blood donors progress iron deficiency. On the off chance that you have any of the accompanying chronic conditions, you may be at more serious hazard for having anemia: » Rheumatoid joint pain or other immune system disorder » Kidney disease » Cancer » Liver illness » Thyroid issues » Inflammatory bowel malady (Crohn sickness or ulcerative colitis) People Up to 60% of patients with colon cancer have iron deficiency at diagnosis, probably due to chronic blood loss The signs and side effects of anemia can easily be ignored. In fact, numerous individuals don't understand that they have anemia until the point when it is recognized in a blood test. Treatment: Things you can do at your own to treat your iron deficient anemia are: Intake more: » Dark-green leafy vegetables like watercress and curly kale » Cereals and bread with extra iron in them (fortified). Many ready-to-eat breakfast cereals are fortified with iron, and some fruits and vegetables contain iron. » Pulses (beans, peas and lentils) and other foods that are a good source of iron. Includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, and oils. » Includes a variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), nuts, seeds, and soy products. » Meat, Oysters and beef liver have high amounts of iron. Beef, cashews, chickpeas, and sardines are good sources of iron. Chicken, tuna, and eggs contain iron. Do not intake: » Limits saturated and Trans fats, added sugars, and sodium. » Tea » Coffee » Milk and dairy » Foods with high levels of phytic acid – such as wholegrain cereals, which can stop your body absorbing iron from other foods and pills » Stays within your daily calorie needs. Large volume intake of these foods and drinks result harder for your body to absorb iron. You might consult an expert dietician if you result in difficulty to include iron in your diet. SURKHANA (Syrup) BLOOD TONIFIER an homeopathic product by Kamal Laboratories can help relieving symptoms of iron deficiency leading to anemia, hemoglobin level restoration, ease to fall asleep in behavioral changes, smooth breathing patterns to relief difficulty in breathing, reducing paleness caused by iron scarcity, fatigue and weakness of body produced by the loss of iron and hemoglobin leading to failure of nourishment of body tissues is revitalized for ensuring life enjoyment to full of its limits with a healthy and sound mind. The commitment of Kamal laboratories to increase the knowledge of homoeopathic herbs and medication, including the engineering of finest quality homoeopathic remedies for different type of ailments has met to the ultimate success to have a perfect blend of natural herbs and salts to work as a potion to help rejuvenate energy levels, paleness, breathing air in and out with ease due to the serious deficiency of iron by remediating the issue by its combination on administration of SURKHANA. It is a perfect blend of herbs from its finest farms and salts engineered, mined with perfectly pure healthy and hygienic techniques transported to its laboratories for processing to the final product SURKHANA.

August

3

2017

Dyspepsia /Indigestion and its associating symptoms

What is Dyspepsia or indigestion? Generally dyspepsia named with many other synonym symptoms like upset stomach, heart burn, acid stomach, unsettled stomach but mainly it is defined as indigestion. If we go into the meaning of these words than over all it’s the union of symptoms which in last defined as dyspepsia or indigestion as a term? Indigestion or dyspepsia caused by stomach acid coming into contact with mucous membrane of digestive system, it is sensitive protective lining or layer of digestive system. These acids break down in stomach mucous membrane and in consequences causing irritation, inflammation which in last declared indigestion. IN SHORT WORDS INDIGESTION IS CONDITION WHERE STOMACH CAPABILITY OF DIGESTING ANY FOOD AND PASSING TO INTESTINES SUFFERS AND STOMACH NEEDS HELP FOR DIGESTION

June

10

2017

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus often simply referred to as diabetes-is a condition in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body doesn't produce enough insulin, or because cells don't respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes: results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and presently requires the person to inject insulin. Type 2 diabetes: results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. Gestational diabetes: is when pregnant women, who have never had diabetes before, have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy. It may precede development of type 2 DM.

June

9

2017

WHAT IS OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT?

The word "Obesity "is derived from Greek words "Ab" meaning excess and "edere" overeating. It is condition in which there is as imbalance between the eating of food and consumption of the food, resulting in increase in weight. Strictly saying obesity is a state in which excess fat accumulates and deposits itself in various part of the body, thus increasing its weight. "OBESITY Generalized weight excess due to accumulation of fat beyond 10 to 20 percent of normal range for the particular age, sex and height. It is generally due to excess food intake, often because of psychogenic factors, really to endocrine disturbance and here do familial facts. TYPES OF OBESITY: In short physical state in which excessive fat is stored at various sites in the body. BUFFALO OBESITY: The type of obesity usually seen in Cushing syndrome, confined chiefly to the trunk, face and neck also called adreno cortical obesity. ENDOCRINE OBESITY: That due to dysfunction of the endocrine glands. HYPOTHALAMIC Obesity: The resulting from disturbance of function of appetite regulating centers of Hypothalamus. INCIDENCE AND ETIOLOGY: Ordinary obesity is quite common, especially in middle life, extreme obesity or localized accumulation of body fat the less common and suggest unusual etiologic facts. Although heredity may play a contributory role, three is only one immediate cause of obesity a caloric intake persistently exceeding caloric output. Since the capacity of the body to stored protein and carbohydrate is strictly limited, excess food in any form is converted in to, and stored as a fat. Obesity often is divided in to exogenous and endogenous types. Actually, obesity par- takes dual factors in both exogenous (due to excessive food, absolute or relative) and endogenous (since the caloric imbalance results from a disturbed mechanism, psychological or physiologic) thus even if simple habits of overeating or lack of exercise appear to be the only overt cause. One should search carefully for some abnormal state physical, mental or both that may underline these observations.

May

28

2017

Heart Pumps .. Life runs

Human Heart is wrapped up in pericardium layer, located between the right and left side of the chest cavity. Its a muscular organ which major function is to pump the blood with the help of circulatory system in whole body. Same time supplies the oxygen along with nutrients to all tissues. It also helps to remove the carbon dioxide from the body.

April

29

2016

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES IS EFFECTIVE FOR KIDNEY STONE

Kidney stone can be painful. It is caused due to the improper function of the kidney. Stone starts to form when the organ is unable to flush out the trash and hence the gradual deposits form a stone. The allopathic cure for stone involves pumping

March

28

2016

ACCEPTANCE OF HOMOEOPATHY IS ON THE RISE

There has been work on parameters like(a) what benefits do patients derive from homoeopathy? (b) which patients are treated by homeopathy (c) what risks are associated with homoeopathic treatment and (d) what is the cost benefit??. Results are

March

27

2016

ACNE AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

Stress is not an obsession but an anxiety for me. Recent research in different fields of diseases is obsessed with stress mania and tends to list this as one of the factors. If sale is any indicator, anti-stress drugs from alcohol to

February

26

2016

HORMONAL IMBALANCES AND HOMOEOPATHY

Homoeopathy scores a point of advantage as this system has the relationship between the drugs and the personality patterns of the patients. With the knowledge of endocrinology, we learn about the hormones of different ductless glands, and their influence over mental& biological makeup of the individual. Different glands have different functions but they seem to act synergistically. Very often the disordered functions of one gland with hypo or hyper functions puts us out of tract in selection of a "totality based similar drug". But study of case does indicate as simillimum.

February

13

2016

FAST FOODS AND HEALTH HAZARDS

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), headed by environment activist Sunita Narain, recently said that most junk food contain very high levels of trans-fat, sugar and salt, enough to cause obesity, diabetes and hypertension, and called for stricter regulations. It needs to be considered by the physician and the people aware of the future health problems of growing children and growing adults. Please remember the strength of the findings of CSE. Some time back an impact of its findings of high level of pesticides in colas in 2003 and again in 2006 had dented sales of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo during 2004-06 because of awareness of their bad effect. The incidence of pesticides is considered unsafe as the consumer did not know the product contained it. Such findings are not liked by the promoters of such products but are in the interest of health of growing children and adults fond of fast foods and cold-drinks.



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