Monday, 23 September 2019

Easing Eyestrain

The more the time that you spend looking at your computer monitor, your smartphone or your TV, the more the strain that you are placing on your eyes. Being connected and online 24 hours a day may have its benefits, but good health and clear vision are not among them. The light emitted by the screens of smartphones, tablets, e-books, etc. stresses the eyes. Also, the need to read small characters while watching real-life surroundings increases the stress the eye is placed under. As the eyes become increasingly tired, the frequency of blinking reduces which exacerbates the problem because it is the blinking that spreads tears across the eye surface and helps keep the eyes moist.

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If there is serious eye irritation or if vision is affected, it is important that an eye specialist is

•  Redness:  This is the most common effect of eyestrain. It is usually accompanied by other symptoms and various types of discomfort such as dryness, burning sensation in the eye and a foreign body sensation in the eye. Euphralia eye drops are used to provide relief from redness and other problems.

•  Dry Eyes: Homeopathy has both eye drops and oral medications to deal with this problem. These include Bryonia alba 9 CH and Alumina 9 CH. Bryonia alba is usually prescribed when there is dryness of the mouth as well. Alumina 9CH is often given when an inadequate intake of water makes the dryness worse.  A doctor will determine the best option for you. 

•  Eye Fatigue: This is when there is no significant redness, dryness or irritation but the eyes feel tired, similar to the way the feet feel after a very long walk. If your eyes feel tired most of the time and closing them for a few minutes provides temporary relief, then it is likely that you suffer from eye fatigue.

contacted without delay. However, to treat lifestyle-related eyestrain, homeopathy is the best option. Homeopathy does not merely suppress the symptoms but works to help the body naturally overcome the causes of the problem; it is also safe, effective, free from side effects and offers a long-term solution to the problem. Among the most common results of eyestrain are:

While homeopathic medication offers effective treatment for these and other problems caused by eyestrain related to lifestyle issues, it is also important to look at modifying the time spent on the activities that cause the problem. It is not realistic to think that you will never view your digital devices. However, ensuring that your eyes get enough rest will, along with homeopathy, provide the most effective long term cure while enabling you to remain connected with the digital world.

As with any form of medicine, self-diagnosis and treatment are not advisable. Contact a homeopathic doctor who will examine you to understand the causes of the eyestrain – there may be factors you do not realize that are contributing to the problem. Once the nature of the condition and its causes are understood, you will be prescribed homeopathic medications that will be most effective in relieving you of the eyestrain.  Eyestrain develops slowly and often people do not fully realize the discomfort they are subjected to. It is only when the problem is resolved that they realize the value of stress-free eyes.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Common Skin Conditions and Homeopathy

The foundation of homeopathy is the Law of Similars. This means that a substance which when introduced into a healthy individual produces certain symptoms; the same substance when introduced into an individual afflicted with the very same symptoms cures him. Homeopathy uses only a minuscule quantity of a substance for treatment. It is more about strengthening the body’s immune system to fight diseases.

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Skin diseases respond well to homeopathic treatment. This is because homeopathy does not isolate the problem from the individual. It is a very comprehensive form of treatment which takes into account the mental and emotional state of a person as well. As skin diseases are often triggered or worsened by stress and anxiety, a homeopathic physician will prescribe a remedy taking all this into account.

Here are a few common skin ailments which can be treated effectively with homeopathy :

  • Acne: This is not only one of the most common skin ailments but also the bane of adolescents. Acne can come in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, etc. It is caused by the blockage of the skin pores with excessive sebum but it is also affected by conditions like PCOD, pregnancy, puberty, hyperthyroidism, etc. Hence homeopathy which treats acne by taking all the causes into consideration works very well. Possible treatment might include Hepar sulph, Calcarea, kali bromatum, pulsatilla, silica, sulphur, etc.
  • Eczema: This is another common skin condition which usually affects children and can be successfully treated with homeopathy. People affected with eczema usually have a family history of it. In eczema, itchy rashes occur, usually on the arms and behind the knees. Hormonal variations, use of certain soaps and detergents, certain foodstuff, environmental conditions like extreme heat or cold and stress all play a role in the severity of eczema. A number of studies have been conducted and all concur that homeopathy is more effective that conventional medicine when it comes to the treatment of eczema in the long run. The homeopathic treatment uses sulphur, natrum muriaticum, Arsenicum album, pulsatilla, etc. to treat eczema depending on the symptoms and the cause.
  • Psoriasis: This is another skin condition that can be treated with homeopathy. People suffering from this usually develop scaly or inflamed patches on the skin. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease and there are different types of it: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, erythrodermic and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is often triggered by streptococcal throat infections, certain medication, and skin injury as well as mental conditions like stress, shock, and grief. Though conventional treatment does help in treating psoriasis, its effect is temporary. Conventional treatment also uses steroid creams, the usage of which can be completely avoided with homeopathy. Homeopathy takes into account the location of the itchy/scaly patches along with the triggering factors while treating psoriasis. The medication prescribed depending on this could be natrum muriaticum, graphites, phosphorous, Arsenicum album, Arsenicum iodatum, etc.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Treating Constipation with Homeopathy

Constipation is a health issue that no one wants to talk about. People talk without hesitation when it comes to back pain, joint issues and other problems. However, when it comes to constipation, which is far more prevalent, silence descends. Everyone has suffered from it. Constipation can range from occasional bouts lasting just a few days to a chronic condition which requires medical treatment to prevent it from progressing to a more serious condition. The frequency of the bowel movements varies from person to person – it can range from 2 or 3 times a day to 2 or 3 times a week. The frequency of the movement is not the main factor in identifying constipation, although it is important.

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The Symptoms

The most common symptoms of constipation include:
  • Difficulty in passing stools
  • Hard stools that are painful to pass
  • Bowel movements that are irregular or occur less than 2 or 3 times a week on a regular basis
  • A bloated or distended feel in the lower abdomen
  • Excessive flatulence
  • An overall sense of not having a complete bowel movement
The Causes

There are a number of possible causes for this condition. While any one of them is enough to cause a problem, often it is a combination of a few that results in it.
  • Lack of fiber in the diet
  • Insufficient intake of water
  • Improper diet
  • Excessive consumption of junk food and sodas
  • Not chewing food properly or eating too fast
  • Smoking or stopping smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Use of various medications that may cause constipation as a side effect
  • Prolonged use of laxatives and enemas
  • Intake of dietary supplements like iron
  • Age-related issues
  • Chemical or hormonal imbalances in the body
  • Tension, stress, and anxiety
  • And others
When regular bowel movement is interrupted or affected in any way, it should not be ignored. Occasional bouts of constipation, if not treated in time, could, in some cases, lead to a chronic condition which in turn can affect the overall health and lead to other serious medical conditions.

Treatment

Conventional medicine treats constipation with the use of laxatives and enemas. The problem here is that the prolonged use of laxatives and enemas can further weaken and reduce the natural bowel movement and over time, the body becomes dependent on them. This can cause a number of other health-related issues. A far safer and equally, if not more effective form of treatment is homeopathy.  

Homeopathy does not work on a one-size-fits-all system. A homeopathic doctor will first identify the cause of the problem and then prescribe a specific medicine to treat the cause. Once the cause is effectively treated, the symptoms will naturally disappear and the body metabolism regains its natural balance. Homeopathy works by increasing the body’s natural ability to fight and cure itself of medical problems rather than use laboratory-developed chemicals to suppress the symptoms until the problem fades away. Constipation is nothing to be ashamed of; everyone suffers or has suffered from it in some form. Consult a homeopathic doctor to get the treatment that will safely and effectively give you the relief you need.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Homeopathic Medication and Pregnancy: Part 3


In part one of this blog, we looked at a few common pregnancy related health issues and fast and effective homeopathic treatments available for them.  Here are a few of the common homeopathic medications typically prescribed for pregnancy-related conditions:

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  • Aconite: This is used for treating the anxiety that commonly occurs in stages during pregnancy.
  • Arnica: Soft tissue stress and damage commonly occur during childbirth. Arnica is used to treat this and is also used to reduce the bruising as well as swelling that are often present.
  • Bellis Perennis: If soft tissue damage and pain is more severe than usual and does not respond to treatment with Arnica, Bellis Perennis is used to heal abdominal tissue damage, bruising, sores and pain.
  • Caulophyllum: This is often prescribed prior to childbirth to strengthen and tone up the cervix and uterus to ease the delivery process and to reduce the physical stress the mother undergoes. It is also effective in inducing contractions during the birthing process.
  • Cimicifuga: This is often prescribed in place of Caulophyllum if the need is to produce coordinated contractions. It is also effective in reducing the mother’s stress and anxiety level.
  • Gelsemium: This is used when labor is moving slower than expected.  It helps to improve the progress. It is also effective in reducing prenatal stress levels in the expectant mother.
  • Hypericum: If caesarian has been performed, then Hyericum helps in healing perineal wounds and other post-procedure side effects. In addition, it is effective in soothing post procedure stress and anxiety levels.
  • Kali Carbonicum: In cases where the contraction pain is felt predominantly in the back, this is used to ease the pain and discomfort.
  • Nux Vomica: This is also used to ease the pain of contractions in the back and is commonly prescribed when the pain extends down to the buttocks and thighs.
  • Staphysagria: This has a dual effect. It speeds the healing process of any injury that may have occurred during childbirth. It is also effective in calming the mother and alleviating mood swings, anger, resentment and other negative emotions that often appear after the child is born
Consult a Doctor

As discussed in part 1, homeopathic medications are safe to use because they contain small amounts of naturally occurring substances to enable the body to improve its response to medical conditions and recover in a quick and holistic manner. They do not just offer remedies, they also work to enhance the comfort of women during pregnancy. That being said, as with any form of medication, using the right medicine for a condition is critical to ensure that cure is quick, effective and complete. For this reason, it is always essential to consult a qualified homeopathic doctor so that an accurate diagnosis of the condition can be arrived at and suitable medication prescribed that will ensure the best result.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Homeopathic Medication and Pregnancy Part 2

Pregnancy is a natural event and is nothing to be scared of. However, there is no denying that when a woman is pregnant, her body goes through a number of changes – again, this is natural and occurs to promote the development of the fetus and to keep the mother healthy. At the same time, the fact remains there is an increased level of stress: physiological, mental and emotional.

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Dealing with the Stress

Taking traditional medication to deal with these issues is not a good idea, unless specifically prescribed by a doctor.Both prescription medication, as well as those available over the counter, often have unwanted side effects which could cause problems for both the mother and child. History has shown us that these medical conditions may not be immediately apparent but may appear after years have passed. Another issue to be considered is that these medications can cause dependencies which can lead to other serious complications. However, there is a safe and proven way of dealing with the symptoms and possible complications of pregnancy and that is by the use of homeopathy. Traditional medicine introduces drugs and artificial substances into the body to deal with the issues and suppress the symptoms. Homeopathy, on the other hand, is completely safe as it uses small quantities of naturally occurring substances to enhance the body’s own abilities to deal withthe changes it is going through. Homeopathy has been in use for centuries and has been proven to be extremely effective in treating a wide range of pregnancy related problems, including morning sickness, digestive problems, headaches and so on.

Why Homeopathy?
  • Homeopathic medicines are available in different potencies and the doctor will prescribe the potency that is right for you.
  • Medicines can be taken in either liquid or tablet form, depending on what you are more comfortable with.
  • Homeopathic medications do not cause any side effects.
  • Instead of suppressing symptoms, homeopathy works to strengthen the body’s immune system and heals the causes.
  • There are a wide range of homeopathic medicines and each one deals with a specific medical condition, so what is prescribed is focused on what your body needs.
  • Taking homeopathic medicines during pregnancy is not only safe for the fetus but also beneficial as the improvement in the mother’s health and the reduction in stress level will benefit the unborn child as well.

Enjoy Pregnancy

This is a special time in a woman’s life and though it may be stressful, it should be enjoyed to the fullest. The right way to ensure that this happens is to consult a qualified homeopathic doctor. She will be able to examine you, understand the problems you may be facing and prescribe the homeopathic remedies that will make you comfortable in a safe and effective way.If there are specific issues that require the use of traditional medication, this does not constitute a problem as homeopathy can work in conjunction with other types of medicine as well.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Homeopathic Medications and Pregnancy - Part 1

Although pregnancy is a natural phenomenon, it does cause physiological, mental and emotional stress and this takes a toll on the body, mind and spirit. For years women have searched for ways to help them deal with the stress that pregnancy brings so that their joy in bringing forth a new life is undiluted. Since it is such a natural occurrence, the idea of taking medications to deal with the problems associated with it, does not make sense –why use artificial means (laboratory developed medicines) to help in managing a natural occurrence? 

The natural reactions and responses of the body, to the changes that pregnancy brings,could be suppressed and this may have serious short and long term consequences, for both mother and child.However, the fact does remain that modern life and living conditions, while comfortable, often do not encourage the ideal health that enables women to go through pregnancy with minimal  discomfort and stress. There is a safe, natural alternative to traditional medicine that has proven itself over hundreds of years and which is now gaining increasing acceptance as being the best way to deal with the problems associated with pregnancy.

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An effective and safe alternative

Homeopathy is the ideal way to deal with the problems of pregnancy. Using homeopathic medications during pregnancy is completely safe (as long as they are prescribed by a homeopathic doctor) because it works by using minute quantities of naturally occurring substances to stimulate the metabolism and enhances the inherent abilities of the body to heal, recoup and recover from the stress due to pregnancy. Besides being very effective, homeopathic medications do not cause unwanted side effects or cause medicine related dependencies. Homeopathic medicines have been proven to be safe and effective in treating pregnancy related ailments like morning sickness, digestive problems, headaches, nausea, muscle pain and so on besides other specific issues which will vary from woman to woman.

Why homeopathy

The advantages of homeopathy include:
  • The potency of the medicine can be tailored to suit the specific needs of each person.
  • They may be taken in either liquid or tablet form, depending on the individual preference. This is especially important during pregnancy when consuming anything that is not palatable can cause severe nausea.
  • There are no side effectsfrom homeopathic medicines.
  • If required, they can be combined with conventional medications.
  • Homeopathy does not suppress the symptoms of the problem; instead, it strengthens the ability of the body to deal with it.
  • Medications are prescribed to treat specific conditions because of which they are more focused and effective.
  • Homeopathic medication taken during pregnancy will not harm the unborn child. In fact, it will be beneficial because the improved health of the mother will reflect on the wellbeing of the child.

Finding the right homeopathic medicines

Although homeopathic medicines are safe, they should be taken only as advised by a qualified homeopathic doctor to ensure that the right medication, in the right dosage is taken which will ensure that the best results are achieved. That being said, the second part of this blog will look at common homeopathic medicines and what they are used for.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Homeopathy Works Quickly

Although homeopathy has been an accepted system of medicine for 200 years, there are some myths about it that refuse to go away. Perhaps the foremost of these is that homeopathy is a very slow system of medicine and that achieving relief for a disease, let alone curing it, takes a long time. This is completely wrong.

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The desire for a quick recovery from sickness is universal. No one wants to suffer the weakness, discomfort and pain that illness causes. It is this hurry to find a cure, be it a simple common medical condition or a complex and serious one, and the misconception about homeopathy, that keeps more people away from using it for a quick and complete cure for their medical problems.

Waiting makes it worse

One of the reasons for the spread of this myth is that people often turn to homeopathy only after traditional medicines have failed them and when the condition becomes chronic. Chronic conditions will take longer to be treated than if they were caught in the early stages. This holds true for any form of medicine. Had the patients used homeopathy in the first instance, the results would have been quick, if not faster, than that provided by conventional medicine. It is when a patient first tries other options and then comes to homeopathy for a cure, does the incorrect and skewed timeframe of both the treatments combined together for recovery, emerges.

Treating the cause

Homeopathy does not simply provide relief from the symptoms of sickness – it works to cure it completely. Conventional medicine may give instant relief as soon as a pill is taken, but the problem is usually only suppressed and not cured. Also, in the cases of some chronic conditions like diabetes or Parkinson’s disease,homeopathy eradicates the condition completely so that taking medicine is not a permanent part of life. Conventional treatment may provide instant relief, but medication has to be taken for the rest of the patient’s life.

Treating the whole person

The fact that homeopathy takes a holistic approach to medicine and works to treat the whole person and not just cure a specific disease, is well known. Another misconception that arises from this is that, homeopathy works slowly. By treating all the factors that contribute to sickness, homeopathy, in fact, is able to cure quickly without any lingering after-effects.

Find the right doctor

If youare suffering from a medical condition, which is a recent development or one that has troubled you for years, homeopathy should be your first treatment option. Two centuries of success, in treating all kinds of sickness and disease, all over the world, are reasons enough to try homeopathy.Another common misconception is that because homeopathic medications are safe and side effect free, all one has to do is Google the symptoms and then search for the right medication. There are often different homeopathic medications for the same type of condition. Each homeopathic medication has a specific purpose and using the wrong one may result in a slower cure or may not even cure at all. Only a qualified homeopathic doctor will be able to make an accurate diagnosis of the condition and then prescribe the homeopathic medication that will produce the best results.