Monday, 25 September 2017

Homeopathic Treatment for Addiction

Addiction is a condition where a person consumes a substance or engages in a possibly pleasurable activity; however, it becomes so obsessive that normal activities and the quality of life take a toll. From smoking to drugs, gambling, sex and much more, addiction can appear in many forms. According to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 40 million Americans, or one in seven, suffer some form of addiction.

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The key to recovery

The key to getting over an addiction is with no one other than the patient herself/himself; there should be an earnest desire to get rid of it, and to escape from the urges that ruin otherwise a healthy life. Addiction does affect both the body and the mind. The mere desire to escape is often not enough to enable the patient win the battle.

Medical treatments can provide support that indicates a far greater chance of ridding of the debilitating condition, and returning to normal life. Traditional medicine offers a variety of treatments for addiction. These range from nicotine patches (that stop the urge to smoke), to medications (that help in the withdrawal from drugs) to psychological counseling (that resists the urge to indulge in unhealthy activities) and more.

The problem with medications is that they often become crutches on which the patient becomes dependent, which in turn lead to a different form of addiction. Another undesirable aspect of medications is that they may have side effects, which cause additional problems and complications.

Homeopathy: safe and effective option

Traditional medicine uses the ’one-size-fits-all’ principle of treatment. For example, a habitual smoker takes nicotine patches or chewing gum to fight off the desire for nicotine, and thus overcome the addiction. However, the root cause and the effect of patient-specific physical and mental conditions often remain unaddressed. This makes de-addiction much more difficult and opens the door for bouts of worrisome recurrence of the problem.

Homeopathy, as a system of medicine, works on four basic concepts:
  •  According to the principle of ‘like cures like’, similar medicine can cure a disease that causes similar symptoms in healthy people. 
  •  The ’law of minimum doses’ states that the most effective treatment of an illness would be to administer low doses; minimum doses encourage the body to respond naturally to the disease, using its internal strengths.
  •    A case is different from every other, and a holistic view of the individual is essential to finding the most effective form of treatment.
  •    Best remedies are derived from natural sources like minerals and plants.

      Homeopathy has been a trusted system of treatment for all kinds of addiction for over two centuries.  It works by:

  •  Detoxing the body by using diluted remedies for the drug of abuse
  • Treating the symptoms presented
  • Treating the overall constitution of the patient to address any excesses or deficiencies that may be the underlying cause of the addiction
  • Ensuring the patient of a lasting solution
The Bönninghausen Repertory, the standardized reference for homeopathic treatment, lists hundreds of addiction remedies, the use of which is dependent on the specific needs of the individual. Homeopathy can be very effective in treating addiction, as long as you are in the hands of a trained and reputed homeopathic doctor

Monday, 28 August 2017

Respecting your Body with Homeopathy

The word homeopathy is coined by fusing together two Greek words – Hamios, which means ‘similar’, and Phalos, which means ‘suffering’. In his highly celebrated book The Wisdom of the Body, Dr. Walter B. Cannon clearly outlined the signification of “similar suffering” and its high effectiveness in curing diseases.

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The wisdom of the body

Conventional medicine treats symptoms only as signs that indicate some health problems in the body. For example, a runny nose indicates cold. However, it is more than that: it is an effort by the body to flush out the toxins that have caused the sickness.

Conventional medicine prescribes drugs to stop or suppress these symptoms, thereby reducing body’s ability to fight the sickness. In the case of a cold, runny nose maybe stopped, but the underlying sickness remains. The drug triggers side effects such as nasal congestion, headache, fatigue etc., which can worsen the overall physical condition.

Over millennia, the human body has fine-tuned its adaptation to the surrounding environment. As the body has evolved down the centuries, so too have the symptoms associated with various diseases. Quite unconsciously, with its sophisticated systems, the body can react to any invasion that causes distress. Every symptom is an effort by the body to use its natural resources to ward off an illness.

Homeopathic remedies do not ever attempt to suppress or remove the symptoms to provide a temporary but false sense of relief. Instead, they act to support and enhance the body’s natural ability to fight illnesses. Homeopathic medication enhances the symptoms and thereby increases the body’s own abilities to heal it. This is what “similar suffering” means.

The principle of “similar suffering” or “treating like with like” is the foundation of some of the most effective of conventional medical treatments – immunizations and allergy treatments. In both cases, a weakened form of the causes of the sickness is introduced into the body. It stimulates the body’s own responses and strengthens its ability to fight the sickness, should it occur.

The effectiveness of homeopathy lies in its proven efficiency in providing the body with an increased ability to fight disease and recover quickly. Because the process is  natural, there are no dangerous side effects. Thus the focus is always on the wisdom of the body.

Choosing the right doctor

Homeopathy is not really “alternative medicine” in the generally accepted use of the term. This science of medicine has evolved over a long period. Millions of people the world over have complete faith in its efficacy. This faith stems from the satisfying treatments they have received and the cures they have experienced first-hand.

Homeopathy rests on an exhaustive understanding of the human body, the condition of each patient, and the patient-specific combination of medicines that will provide the cure required. As with any school of medicine and medical treatment, finding the right doctor is a key factor in the cure.


Obviously, vast and deep medical knowledge of the doctor is crucial. Equally important is the empathy that the doctor has for the patient. The positive psychological effect of ‘safe’ regimen prescribed by a ‘trusted’ doctor with high reputation plays a major role in speeding up the recovery.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Understanding Classical Homeopathy

German physician Samuel Friedrich Hahnemann (1755-1843) coined the term homeopathy from Greek homoios ‘like, similar, of the same kind’ and -patheia ‘disease’. The basic principle of the homeopathic system is of ‘treating like with like’.

In other words, if a person has symptoms similar to that of a poisonous snakebite, controlled use of snake venom will provide the cure, even if the cause is not an actual snakebite. This is not, except in the case of vaccines and antidotes, very different from mainstream medicine.

In fact, the theory can be traced back to Hypocrites, the father of modern medicine. The oath that every doctor historically takes before beginning patient care is called the Hippocratic Oath.

The goal of Classical Homeopathy

The aim of Classical Homeopathy goes beyond simply treating symptoms. Suppressing symptoms does not cure the disease that causes them. That is similar to painting over a wet patch on a wall without fixing the leaking pipe that causes the problem. It will soon reappear, maybe worse this time, demanding a more expensive attention.

If patterns of physical symptoms were suppressed, the underlying condition would certainly become worse. Classical Homeopathy focuses on the holistic treatment of the individual to achieve a balanced physical, emotional and mental health.

It gives you the freedom necessary for pursuing your own purpose and objectives in life. This may sound like hyperbole, but the growing popularity of Classical Homeopathy, coupled with scientific studies, is ample testimony to its effectiveness and lasting success.

The direct benefits

Any physical ailment affects inevitably your mind and spirit too. It is difficult for you to remain upbeat and creative when your body is sick. By providing a cure to the physical problem, the mind and spirit are set free to regain their own vital health. Classical Homeopathy has the following positive attributes:


  • Safe and non-toxic with no side effects
  • Safe for newborns, pregnant women and those who are chemically sensitive
  • Attuned to fight illnesses rather than suppress symptoms
  • Equipped to fortify body’s own powers and natural defenses to overcome illnesses
  • Effective in treating chronic diseases for which conventional medicine has no long-term cure
  • Unlike  conventional medicine, individually tailored in terms of type,  strength and combination of medicines for each patient

The classical homeopathic doctor

In every form of medicine, the doctor is the key. In Classical Homeopathy, the patient and the doctor are partners in the recovery. A classical homeopathic doctor is passionately committed to

  • Evaluate the patient on many levels of collective understanding of the patient’s troubling condition
  • Prescribe a course of treatment for the underlying cause of the ailment and not just the symptoms
  • Help the patient achieve lasting holistic wellness – physical, emotional and spiritual
  • Bestow love on patients for what they really are – good and not so good
  • Empathize with them in order to show proper emotional response coupled with objective prescription of appropriate medication
  • Display high standards of professional ethics

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Homeopathic Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

According to an estimate of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that affects more than one million Americans. Its victims are much greater in number than those of multiple sclerosis, many types of cancer and lupus. The causes of the condition are still unknown, but it is commonly observed after an acute viral infection or overexertion (both mental and physical) due to a prolonged illness.

Symptoms

Symptoms of CFS are many and they vary considerably from person to person. In general, they include:


  • Excessive fatigue and weariness, often to the extent that getting up from a chair itself seems to be a great effort
  • Recurring or constant body pain or myalgia
  • Headaches
  • A general feeling of  weakness and ill health
  • Inability to concentrate for more than a short length of time
  • Irregular fluctuations in body temperature
  • Dizziness
  • Depression

The danger with these symptoms is that it is easy to mistake them for simple overexertion, advancing age or the pressures of modern life style. It is common to feel that a few days of rest will be a natural cure, but it turns out to be a serious mistake. There could be a small fall in the intensity of the symptoms after getting some extra rest, but they will return, often with increased strength, once normal activity is resumed.

Why homeopathy is the right choice

Antidepressants are prescribed in conventional medicine for CFS with no terrific effect. Homeopathy, on the other hand, is based on the holistic approach of treatment of the root cause of a medical condition in relation to patient-specific symptoms.

This is especially so in the case of a condition like CFS, where the cause is still being debated and the symptoms vary from patient to patient, from chronic to intermittent. Many homeopathic remedies are available that include the deeply acting constitutional medications like Phosphorus, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Nux vomica and Sepia. In addition, other remedies such as the following are recommended depending on the exact nature of the sickness:

  • Kali Phos to strengthen the brain cells and nerves to fight depression, anxiety, lack of concentration and other effects of CFS
  • Avena Sativa to nurture the brain and nervous system to fight off mental fatigue, irritability and so on
  • Phosphoric Acid to energize the mental processes and reduce the indifference and apathy that are common aspects of CFS
  • Picric Acid to treat mental fatigue and headaches triggered by intense physical activity
  • Gelsemium, a basic remedy for CFS to fight off the feeling of dullness and dizziness that comes with the sickness.

Although homeopathy is great and safe without side effects, self-diagnosis and self-medication can be dangerous, especially in the case of CFS. If you feel that you may be suffering from CFS, the right thing to do is to consult with a reputed homeopathic doctor.

CFS is a disease that can have a major impact on the quality of your life and by extension, that of your family and friends. With homeopathy offering effective treatment of the condition, there is no reason why you or your loved ones should suffer the avoidable effects of the condition.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Eczema: Homeopathy Offers Effective Treatment

Eczema is an unpleasant skin condition characterized by excessive redness, eruptions of pustules, vesicles or papules, and intense itching. This can be accompanied by cracking, crusting, and thickening of the skin, and the likelihood of an unpleasant discharge.

Eczema is an extremely undesirable condition, and can make life miserable for anyone. Unfortunately, this disease has few boundaries and can affect people across all ages, sexes and races, regardless of any other factors.

Common triggers of eczema

The primary cause of eczema is your immune system that is weak in protecting against any illness or tackling potentially harmful foreign bodies. Recognizing the substances that provoke an overreaction of the immune system can help prevent this unsightly skin condition; they are listed below for your benefit:

1) Food items: Seafood, peanuts, dairy products, gluten-containing products, and sesame seeds are common triggers. However, it’s important to remember that artificial additives in these foods may, most often, trigger the problem, and not the food themselves

2) Chemical products: Perfumes, lotions, shampoos, soaps, detergents, paints, and softeners are all culprits that can worsen eczema. Any product that contains chemicals is neither safe nor gentle for an oversensitive immune system.

3) Extreme temperatures: Whether it is water or air, extreme temperatures can cause a bout of eczema. Mild temperatures are ideal to protect your sensitive skin.

4) Allergens: This includes feathers, moulds, mites, pet hair, plants, pollens, and grass. These allergens may appear insignificant, but they have the ability to cause major reaction when it comes to eczema.

5) Emotional health: Unhappiness and stress can often play havoc with your physical health, provoking bad eczema.

How can homeopathy help?

Homeopathic remedies are tried and tested methods to help reduce or even eradicate eczema in both people and animals. Furthermore, they are safe in treating babies and the elderly as well. As a system of medicine, it subscribes to focused treatment and not suppression of the root cause of any illness; it may take some time to bring about positive results. However, you can be sure that the results will be long-term, much to your relief.

Popular homeopathic remedies for eczema include Sulphur, Arsenic Album, Graphites, Medorrhinum, and Calcarea Carbonica. Sulphur is helpful when eczema is accompanied by intense itching with a tendency to worsen with heat. Arsenic Album is effective in treating rough scaly skin that burns.

Graphites, on the other hand, help soothe skin that is dry and hard with cracks, and occasionally oozes a thick yellow discharge. Graphites is also used when eczema occurs prominently behind the ears. Medorrinum is very helpful in treating cases where eczema has been a sickening condition since birth, occurring in combination with asthma. Calcarea Carbonica effectively treats scaly dry skin that has a tendency to crack.

While most homeopathic remedies can be bought over-the-counter, it is important to remember that eczema is a chronic complaint and is best treated by a reputed and well-experienced homeopath. The outcome depends on a careful prescription of medication that would address a number of crucial factors, apart from outward symptoms.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Prevent Tonsillectomy with Homeopathy

Our tonsils play an important role in defending our body against harmful pathogens that seek entry via the throat. However, there are times when even the watch guards of our body are too overwhelmed to deal with the onslaught of the invaders. In extreme cases, this leads to tonsillitis, a condition characterized by painful swelling of the tonsils.

Surgical removal of the tonsils, known as tonsillectomy, continues to be one of the most popular treatments of this condition. Considering that the tonsils are an integral part of the body’s immune system, wouldn’t a less drastic measure be preferable in treating tonsillitis?

Treating tonsillitis without surgery

The best way to speed up recovery when affected by tonsillitis is to focus on strengthening the entire body. This kick-starts the natural immune system of the body, so that it heals itself. Homeopathy offers exactly this therapy. The principle underlying homeopathic remedies is that the body is fully capable of healing itself when the immune system is functioning in its prime.

In fact, homeopathy makes it possible for the tonsils to rejuvenate themselves enough, to protect the body against the invasion of the infection-causing pathogens, the cuprits. Better yet, homeopathic remedies aim to cure without having to resort to drastic measures. If you are in search of a remedy to help fix a case of acute tonsillitis, homeopathy offers a safe solution.

Selecting the right homeopathic remedy

Homeopathy is an advanced science that propagates the inside-out approach. This means that treatment begins with specifying the underlying root cause, not in suppressing the outward symptoms. For this reason, selecting the right homeopathic remedy is an art.

Different individuals respond differently to the same remedies, and prescriptions are usually based on individual disposition, unique symptoms, and underlying cause. A qualified homeopathic practitioner understands the importance of selecting medication according to the individual treated, not just the pathological condition faced.

In fact, opting for treatment the homeopathic way would involve making lifestyle changes as well. Homeopathy, in conjunction with healthy living, guarantees success. This is in line with the fundamental value of this practice – strengthening the immune system to defend the body without the help of harmful drugs.

Some of the most popular homeopathic remedies used to treat tonsillitis are Arsenic Album, Baryta Carb, Belladonna, Hepar Sulphur, and Merc Sol. Arsenic Album is useful when tonsillitis is accompanied by feelings of restlessness and excessive thirst. Baryta Carb is helpful in treating recurring tonsillitis. Belladonna is handy in reducing extreme redness during acute tonsillitis. Hepar Sulphur is often prescribed when tonsil infection is accompanied by suppuration.

It is worth noting that homeopathic remedies have a high success rate in treating tonsillitis. However, it is even more important to remember that the success of homeopathic remedies is dependent on the expertise of a qualified practitioner.

Consulting an experienced homeopath in your area could make all the difference between a painful surgical treatment and the painless natural healing – the way our bodies are meant to heal.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Homeopathy for Kidney Stones

Our kidneys are vital in filtering out as urine the waste products in our body. However, like any other cleaning mechanism, they are prone to malfunction if they are not maintained well themselves. Urinary salts in the kidneys may lead to a mineral deposition in the form of crystal aggregations. These solid concretions are known as kidney stones, which can be excruciatingly painful.

Risk factors for kidney stones

Of all the urinary tract diseases, kidney stones are the most frequent. Several factors increase a person’s risk for developing this condition. Some of these are dehydration, inadequate fluid consumption, reduced urinary volume, high protein diet, obesity, and family history. Understanding the risk factors is important in order to prevent successfully this very painful condition.

Size and severity of pain

Kidney stones can vary drastically in size – from the size of a golf ball to a grain of sand. It is the size and position of the stone in the urinary tract that determines the location and severity of pain experienced. The degree of obstruction caused, the presence of any infection, as well as any accompanying urethral spasms all have a direct impact on the degree of pain. In many cases, kidney stones are asymptomatic. The obstruction of urinary flow is the eventual precursor to acute symptoms.

How does homeopathy help?

Over the years, homeopathic remedies have proved to be very effective in the treatment of kidney stones. It is even possible to avoid surgical intervention with the help of homeopathic medicines. However, this is wholly dependent on the number, location in the urinary tract, as well as the size of kidney stones.

Some of the most popular homeopathic medicines used are Urtica Urens, Pareira Brava, Calcaria Carb, Benzoic Acid, Lycopodium Clavatum, and Hydrangea Arborescens. Although safe largely, homeopathic remedies are most effective when taken on the advice of an experienced practitioner.

Another important point to note is that in cases where there is acute retention of urine, emergency surgical process may be warranted as the first step. Even in such cases, homeopathy can still play an important role in the management of kidney stones. Kidney stones have a high 70–80 percent probability of recurrence. It is imperative that alternative steps be taken to reduce these risks.

Homeopathic remedies are built on the solid foundation of promoting overall health and wellness. The understanding is that patient-specific susceptibilities and underlying causes need to be addressed first. Once a patient’s condition is correctly assessed, the immune system is capable of naturally protecting the body against such ailments.

For this reason, lifestyle changes are an important factor in the management of kidney stone complaints. A homeopath prescribes appropriate medication only after completely understanding the individual’s lifestyle and natural predispositions. Dietary changes and lifestyle management are an essential part of the prescription that ensures healing the natural way.

You would do well to contact a reputed homeopathic practitioner in your area to treat effectively your kidney stones.