Monday, 24 December 2018

Treating Indigestion With Homeopathy

The holiday season is when people tend to indulge at the table and one of the most common consequences of this is indigestion. An occasional bout of festivity related indigestion is not good, but it is also nothing to worry about. On the other hand, chronic indigestion, which can be exacerbated during the holidays, is serious and needs to be treated as such. If indigestion is a semi or completely permanent factor in a person’s life, it could lead to all kinds of medical complicationsif left untreated. From heartburn to ulcers and more, chronic indigestion can have a negative impact on the quality of life.

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Traditional treatment

Traditional methods of treating indigestion involve both the use of medication as well as diet control. Diet control is always a difficult issue – those with indigestion may have to give up some foods that are harmless, to those without dietary issues. Medications vary in nature from over-the-counter antacids to strong prescription drugs. The problem here is that both work only to suppress the symptoms of indigestion and do not focus on curing the cause. Suppressing the symptoms can lead to a false sense of wellbeing which can cause patients to think they have recovered while in fact, the conditions continue to deteriorate.

Homeopathic treatment

The basis of homoeopathy, which has been proven across the world to be highly effective, is that the body has hidden resources that will enable it to cure itself of illness and disease. All it needs is the right stimulation to enable it to begin the healing process. That is what homeopathy does – it uses minute doses of what causes the problem, under very controlled conditions, to enable the body to react and build up the strength to fight off the actual medical condition itself. It sounds simple but there is a great deal of very sophisticated research that has gone into developing this form of medicine. The training and rigorous standards that homeopathic doctors must undergo and adhere to, is as rigorous and rigid as that of traditional medicine.

Homeopathy offers a range of medications to treat different causes of indigestion. A few of the most common ones are:
  • Aconite: For flatulence and nausea
  • Bryonia: For sore and tender stomachs
  • Cinchona: For bloated and distended abdomens
  • Dioscorea: For severe colic and some types of diarrhea
  • Ipecac: For continuous nausea and vomiting
  • Nux Vomica: For colic and retching
  • Phosphorus: For burning abdominal pain
  • Podophyllum: For cramps and cramping pain
  • Veratrum Album: For violent cramps, vomiting and diarrhea
There are many more and these are mentioned only to provide examples of how wide the range of homeopathic medications are and how there is one for each type of indigestion. As with any form of medicine, self-treatment can be unsafe, and it is always better to consult a doctor to be given a course of treatment.

If you suffer from chronic indigestion or other digestive disorders, homeopathy offers a safe and very effective way to deal with the problem and not just suppress the symptoms. Consult a homeopathic doctor who will assess your condition and the causes of the problem and then prescribe a course of homeopathic medication that will provide you with a lasting remedy and will enable you to once again enjoy the pleasures that good food has to offer.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Homeopathic Treatment of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can have many causes right from genetic or inherited issues to lifestyle conditions and mental or emotional stress. It is a condition that affects millions of Americans and the number is growing each year. Because it restricts a patient’s movements and activities, one is tempted to consume either over the counter or prescription pain management medications, to suppress the pain and allow normal life activities to continue. While this may appear to be a silver bullet for sufferers of chronic pain, there are dangerous side effects that should not be ignored. Firstly, the pain is only suppressed and not cured. This means that consuming these medications can become a permanent part of life which often leads to dependency and even addiction. Secondly, pain is a sign which indicates that something is wrong with the body and needs to be cured. By suppressing it, the natural limitations on movement that the pain causes are removed, and there is a danger of the root cause of the pain becoming even more serious. It is for this reason that an increasing number of people are now turning to homeopathy for not just pain relief but also to cure the medical issue that causes the pain.


Why homeopathy

One of the main reasons why some people are still hesitant about using homeopathy, is the misconception they have about this highly effective form of medicine. The facts are:
      ·  Homeopathy is a scientific and proven form of medicine that has been in use across the world for well over a hundred years.

     ·   It is finding growing acceptance even among those who previously believed only in traditional medicine.
     
      ·   Homeopathy can work either as a standalone form of medical treatment or it may be used in conjunction with traditional medicine.
     
     ·  It is safe for patients of all ages, from infants to those in their 90s and beyond.
·        Homeopathic medicines work by causing the body to become active in healing itself rather than using artificial drugs to suppress the symptoms.

     ·  It is a highly individualized form of treatment with a large number of different medicines available to treat all kinds of medical conditions. A homeopathic doctor will perform a complete examination of a patient using the latest techniques and equipment, to understand the specific metabolic system and condition of each patient so that the most effective medicine can be prescribed to ensure quick and complete results to cure the problem and provide lasting pain relief.

     · All physical parameters are taken into account, even if they do not appear to directly impact the pain condition. This ensures that the treatment provided is the most complete and holistic one possible.

Real pain relief

As already stated, the aim of homeopathy is to cure chronic pain, and not to simply suppress it. Those suffering from pain issues should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor to be sure of getting the treatment that will be most effective for their specific problem so that they can get cured and return to a pain-free and active life.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Homeopathic Treatment of Anemia

Hemoglobin is the chemical in the blood that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. It is that which gives the red blood cells (RBCs) their red color. When the amount of hemoglobin in the blood drops to below normal levels, a medical condition called anemia occurs. Due to this condition, energy levels and stamina drop and shortness of breath occurs, as the metabolism does  not receive enough oxygen. The heartbeat becomes faster than normal when any form of exercise is undertaken. People with anemia usually have pale washed out complexions.




The causes:

Anemia can be caused by a variety of factors. These include trauma, blood loss due to an injury, menstrual  bleeding or a blood borne disease that prevents the bone marrow from producing adequate quantities of RBCs. It may also occur due to a deficiency of one or more essential chemicals in the body, drug addiction and bacterial infections. Anemia caused by chemical deficiency is the most common form because of inadequate amounts of Vitamins B12, B9, B6, C and E. Other sources of anemia are  iron deficiency, hyperthyroidism, lead toxicity, excessive alcohol consumption and infectious diseases.

Homeopathic treatment:

Homeopathy is known to be a very effective form of treatment for all types of anemia. It  works on the principle of “like cures like.” This means that it uses a small diluted amount of whatever has caused the problem, either by not being present in the body or present in too small a quantity, to stimulate the metabolism and produce what is needed, to bring about an equilibrium in the system. This is not only effective, but also safe because prescription drugs which may cause adverse side effects and drug dependencies are not ingested.  The body thus finds its own cure for the ailment.

Medication

There are a number of homeopathic medicines that treat anemia – the type and cause of the condition will decide the right medication.  The most common medicines used are:
           ·   Pulsatilla which is usually given to treat anemia in women caused due to menstrual bleeding, blood loss after childbirth and other such conditions.

           ·   Phosphorus which is a highly effective medicine for exhaustion, weakness, lack of energy and lassitude due to anemia.

           ·   Cinchona, in cases where the anemia is caused  by blood loss due to injury.

           ·   Nit-Acid which is effective for almost all forms of anemia and is often given to patients who have a craving to eat  chalk, paper, soil or other indigestible substances, the consumption of which serves to worsen the health condition of the patient.

           ·   Natrum Mur , when anemia is caused not by physical issues but because of mental or emotional stress , that has an adverse effect on the functioning of the metabolic system.

Consult A Homeopathic Doctor

As with any form of medicine, taking the right medication for a specific condition is critical to recovery. That is why even though homeopathic medicines are safe, it is unwise to self-medicate oneself with them. Consulting a qualified homeopathic doctor will ensure that you are given the right medicine and the right dosage, to enable a rapid and complete cure for anemia or other medical conditions, you may be suffering from.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Homeopathic Treatment of Male Pattern Baldness (MPB)

With a few lucky exceptions, hair loss is something that almost all men have to face as they age. The most common type of baldness in men is androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness (MPB). The main reasons for this condition are hormonal issues and genetic predisposition. In addition, other factors like medical conditions, side effects of medications, bad diet and stress/worry,  can also accentuate the problem.

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The Signs Of MPB

MPB is typically a progressive condition that starts slowly, often imperceptibly, and continues until the amount of hair loss is obvious. Doctors use what is known as the Norwood-Hamilton scale to identify the various stages of hair loss caused by MPB. These include:

       ·   The hairline begins to recede from the front of the scalp.
     
       ·   The loss continues in cycles and in each cycle the hair continually becomes less  dense and weaker.

       ·    The hair loss increases until it affects the top of the head.

       ·    The loss continues to expand down the sides of the head.

Traditional Treatment

Traditional medicine does not have a recognized and accepted cure for hair loss. There are some formulations that may cause a temporary spurt in hair growth or act in other ways to provide the short-term appearance of reduced MPB. There are also options like hair transplants etc. These only work in some cases and even if they do, there is always the risk that the transplants themselves will start to fall out over time.  The search for a cure for baldness has been going on for ages and  pharmaceutical companies continue to look for a solution because they know that if one is found, it will be a billion-dollar invention.

The problem with the traditional treatment for MPB is that, it deals only with the issue of how to cause hair to grow again on the scalp. It does not address the factors that have caused the hair loss. This is the reason why homeopathic treatment for MPB has become so popular.

Homeopathy And MPB

Homeopathy acts on the principle that imbalance in the human metabolic system  causes  illness and disease. The causes for the imbalance can be external -such as an infection, or internal – as in the case of MPB which is mainly genetic. When you consult a homeopathic doctor about MPB, he or she will do a complete examination to determine the various factors that influence the condition and the speed at which it spreads. Once this is done, there are a number of medications that can be prescribed, to enable the metabolism regain its natural balance and promote hair growth. In other words, homeopathy enables the body to be more effective in fighting off the signs and symptoms of MPB naturally. This means that the results are free from side-effects and long lasting.

If you are an adult male and suspect that you may have MPB, consult a homeopathic doctor without delay. The earlier the condition is diagnosed and treatment begun, the better the results.

      ·   Overview
    
      ·   Causes

      ·   Treatment

      ·   Examination and diagnosis of the condition by a homeopathic doctor is essential to 
    ensure that the right and most effective treatment is given

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Homeopathy and Insomnia

The problem of insomnia is one that is affecting an increasing number of people. Its causes are many – stress, tension, unhealthy lifestyles, addictions and dependencies, emotional turmoil and so on. Everyone suffers from an occasional restless night where sleep is elusive, and the morning finds the person feeling dull and unrefreshed. That is not insomnia – that is, to put it simply, just a bad night. It is when the problem is a long lasting or regularly recurring one that the condition is chronic and becomes insomnia. Insomnia is defined as being a sleep disorder in which a person finds it hard to fall asleep or to stay asleep. The condition also includes symptoms like restless sleep, bad sleep quality, waking up frequently at night and waking up feeling tired.

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Traditional Medicine And Its Problems

The objective of traditional medicine is to try and force the body into sleep. This is done by prescribing medications that cause chemical reactions in the metabolism.These “sleeping pills” are broadly divided into 2 broad categories – sedative hypnotics and barbiturates. Hypnotics are typically anti-anxiety medicines and increase the feeling of drowsiness. Barbiturates act to depress and control the central nervous system so as to achieve a mild degree of sedation resulting in the person falling asleep. Sleeping pills may provide some amount of immediate relief from the problem, but the dangers of their side effects are serious. These range from physical issues like heartburn to weakness and fatigue, tremors of the hands, vertigo and much more. Mental problems like memory problems, attention deficits, unusual dreams, inability to focus or concentrate etc. are also common. Addiction to the pills is another common problem. It is because of the variety of dangerous side effects that people are now turning to homeopathy to provide them a safe, effective and lasting solution to their insomnia problems.

Homeopathy And Its Benefits

Homeopathic medicines are derived from naturally occurring substances and so are easily accepted by the body. Besides being highly effective in both inducing sleep and improving its quality, they are completely safe as they do not have any side effects. There are different medicines for different types of insomnia.

      ·         If insomnia is caused by an overactive brain and constant thinking, then Coffea Cruda may be prescribed.
       
      ·         If the insomnia is related to some kind of depression, then Aurum, Naturum Mur or Ignatia may be prescribed.
      
      ·         For stress-related cases of sleeplessness, Kali Phos is often prescribed.
      
      ·         In cases of interrupted sleep or frequently waking up, Nux Vomica may be the right medicine.

Get the Right Diagnosis And Treatment

Because insomnia can have such a devastating effect on a person’s life, it is tempting to grab hold of the first medicine that promises relief. While homeopathic medicines are safe, it is important that a homeopathic doctor does a complete examination of the patient so that an accurate diagnosis of the exact nature of the condition can be made and then specific medicines prescribed. This will ensure that the maximum benefits are obtained and the problem of not just insomnia itself but the effects it has on a person’s life, are resolved. Homeopathy promises people with insomnia a cure for their problem without the worry of any unwanted side effects or addiction.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Homeopathy for Sore Muscles

There is no question that exercise is good for you, in just about every way imaginable. However, often the end of a workout is the start of sore and painful muscles. The reason could be an irregular schedule that has placed excess stress on the muscles, a stressful and/or intensive workout or a new workout that was attempted. Whatever the reason, pain after a workout is something everyone experiences once in a while.



What Are Sore Muscles?

Muscles are masses of fibrous tissue that cause the body to move by their contraction and expansion. If the muscles are pushed beyond their limits, they become sore. The main causes of this problem are lifting heavy weights, over strenuous exercise, excessive stretching of the muscles, exertion over too long a period and injury. There are 2 main types of muscles soreness and pain – acute and delayed. In the case of acute soreness, the pain begins during or immediately after the exercise. In the case of delayed soreness, it is felt from a few hours to a few days after the exertion. In both cases, there is pain, soreness and muscles that are tender to the touch. Resting the affected muscles will bring relief from the pain.

Using Medications

However,resting the muscles can take a considerable period of time and many people choose to use medications to speed up the process. The problem with traditional medication is that they tend to suppress the signs of the problem, in this case pain, without actually dealing with the cause. In such cases the absence of the symptoms can lead to the already damaged muscles being overused again, worsening the problem. Another issue is that a dependency could develop and the user may need to keep taking the medication to suppress the pain while continuing to exercise. In such cases, the dependency could become an addiction and this can have serious physical and psychological side effects.

The Safe and Effective Alternative

Homeopathy offers a safe and side-effect free way of dealing with muscle pain with no risk of future addiction. Homeopathy works by stimulating the body’s own ability to deal with, and respond to, the pain and soreness. In other words, the body cures itself of the problem, with support from homeopathy. Since this is a solution to the problem and not a suppression of it, dependency and addiction issues do not arise. The results are tangible and fast so that the soreness does not cause an extended break from exercise and physical activity.

Common medications include:
   
                     ·         Arnica – a general purpose medication
                     ·         Rhus Tox – for soreness from excessive stretching or exertion
                     ·         Bryonia Alba – To supplement the effects of resting the muscles
                     ·         Cimicifuga – For soreness of large muscles
                     ·         Sanguinaria Can – for weakness and fatigue that accompanies soreness
                     ·         And many more
             
      Self-Medication Is Not Advisable

      Although homeopathic medications are safe, they should be taken after an examination by a qualified homeopathic doctor. She will, after determining the exact cause and extent of the problem, prescribe medications that will be most effective and produce the most rapid results. Whether you suffer from muscle soreness after a weekend walk or because of a rigorous daily workout, homeopathy will help to prevent the soreness that robs physical activity of its pleasure and health benefits.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Homeopathic Treatment for Gout

Gout has often been referred to as a rich man’s disease because it is associated with an excessive consumption of alcohol and rich foods. While these do contribute to the onset, the disease affects people from all walks of life irrespective of their dietary habits. Gout causes severe pain in an affected joint. It is most often the big toe of either foot but it can also appear in the foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist and fingers. The very severe pain is usually followed by the joint becominginflamed, red in color, swollen and very hot and sensitive to the touch. In some cases, fever and/or shivering may develop.If the condition becomes chronic and repeated attacks occur, lasting joint damage is a strong possibility.

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The Causes

Gout is a form of arthritis and the sudden onset of pain in a joint is the result of a process that has been developing for a while within the metabolism. It is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body and the quantity slowly increases, unnoticed, until it reaches a tipping point and the severe pain occurs. Uric acid is a naturally occurring chemical in the body which helps to break down some common compounds and elements found in food. Excess uric acid is processed by the kidneys and eliminated from the body in urine. The consumption of rich foods and alcohol can lead to the production of excess uric acid, which the kidneys are unable to eliminate. The acid builds up in the body and this leads to gout attacks. It is important to remember that diet is not the only cause of gout.

The Homeopathic Option

Traditional medicine is effective in suppressing the symptoms and providing relief to the patient. However, it can do little in providing a long-term cure, and continued consumption of prescription medications can result in unwanted complications and side effects. The approach of homeopathy is different. It works to enhance the body’s own energy and defense systems to allow the body to cure itself by returning the metabolism to a state of balance and harmony. In other words, homeopathy works towards restoring the balance lostby bad diet or the other causes of gout. By doing so it does not just provide the patient with relief from the symptoms, but alsohelps to prevent future attacks.All this is achieved without the risk of side effects.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Since even severe and incapacitating joint pain can have many causes, it is essential that a qualified homeopathic doctor examines the patient and makes the diagnosis of gout. After that is done, there are a range of medications that can be prescribed to treat the condition. Once again, only a homeopathic doctor will know which medicine is most suitable for a particular case. Gout can be a debilitating condition that not only causes great pain and mobility issues but can even have a serious negative impact to a patient’s lifestyle and quality of life. The sooner it is diagnosed and homeopathic treatment begun, the sooner the recovery can begin and the faster it will be.