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.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Homeopathy and Seasonal Allergies

Summer is around the corner and while most people welcome it, for those with seasonal allergies, it can be a time of discomfort, sickness, being imprisoned indoors and deprived of the food they love. For them, it is not the season for fun.The sneezing and runny noses that are part of the allergic reaction may not seem to be very serious, but allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in America with over 50 million people suffering from them each year.

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The Effect on your Health

Even a mild allergic reaction can have a knockdown affect on your overall health. A runny nose means you breath through the mouth, which makes the mouth dry causing a higher than normal water intake which in turn causes bloating. Breathing through the mouth is also less efficient than through the nose and this impacts the overall functioning of the body. When the body is functioning more slowly than normal and is in a weaker state, it is prone to contracting other illnesses. In addition, the slowness and weakness make getting sufficient exercise difficult and this too has a negative impact on strength and resistance. If the pun may be excused, even a mild allergic reaction is nothing to be sneezed at!

The Common Misconception

The most common misconception about allergies is that they are caused byallergens such as pollen, dust, dander and so on. Actually, this is incorrect. If that were the case, everyone who came into contract with allergens should develop reactions but that does not happen. The fact is that the human body is programmed to react when it comes into contact with specific substances. The substances vary from person to person. The cause of this predisposition to react is often hereditary or due to other medical conditions.

The Right Treatment         

Conventional medicine relies on steroids, antihistamines and desensitization medication to suppress the body’s reaction to the allergens. While this does provide relief from the symptoms, the cause of the problem has not been dealt with. The use of these medications needs to be continued for extended periods or the relief will be short-lived. Over time the side effects of these medicines could also become harmful.

Homeopathy is no longer “alternative medicine” and today millions of people all over the world have found that it offers a safe, highly effective way of treating all kinds of illnesses. Unlike conventional medicine, homeopathy is what is often called a “constitutional medicine” which works not to simply suppress the body’s natural reactions but rather to enable the body to accept the allergens without reacting to them. In other words, homeopathy works to bring those who react to specific allergens to the same level of resistance as those who do not react to them.

Find the Right Doctor

As with any form of medicine, being treated by a doctor who has the skill, experience and knowledge to understand the nature of the specific problem, and what medication will work best to cure it, is critical to the success of the treatment. If you have been a martyr to allergies, go to a homeopathic medical specialist with the best qualifications and an impeccable reputation. The freedom from allergies you can expect will change the quality of your life.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Migraines and Homeopathy

If you happen to think that a migraine is just another type of headache, that means that you have never suffered from one. A migraine is an intense pain that prevents the sufferer from living a normal live while the attack is going on. That could be for a few hours or even a few days. The causes of it are still being researched but two of the most common reasons are that it is hereditary and is due to the imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain.Migraines affect a very large percentage of adults, with women being more predisposed to it than men. According toan article in the New England Journal of Medicine, migraines are the seventh leading cause of disability worldwide, although it has not received the attention it deserves.

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Treating Migraines with Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine focuses on relieving the intense and debilitating pain that is a migraine. These include NSAIDS such as Triptans, Acetaminophens, Ibuprofen etc. as well as opioids and anti-nausea medications. At times drugs like beta blockers, anti-seizure drugs and anti-depressants are prescribed in an effort to prevent the onset of the pain. While these may help to some extent in enabling a patient to return to a partially normal life, the efficacy varies, and they are only short-term solutions. The objective of traditional medicine is to control the pain of a migraine. There is no focus on curing the problem by dealing with what causes it.

The Homeopathic Alternative

With homeopathy, for all medical conditions, the aim is to treat the underlying cause of the problem and by doing so, provide long term and lasting cures. In the case of migraines, the action of the medication is two-fold – it relieves the pain and simultaneously works to restore the imbalance and improper functioning of the metabolic system that caused it in the first place.

If a person has suffered from migraines for a long period of time, he or she can forget what it is like to live a life free of this terrible pain. The quality of life is affected and patients accept the misery as their fate. None of this needs to be so. Homeopathy has proven to be very successful in providing a long-term cure for migraines.

Consult a Doctor

Although homeopathic medicines are safe and have few, if any, side effects, self-medication is never advisable. Since the cause of the pain varies from person to person, the medicines prescribed have to be specific to each patient. That requires a detailed examination to be conducted and the medical history to be examined. Once the probable cause of the problem has been established, the medicines that will work on those causes can be given. Only a qualified homeopathic doctor will be able to do all this and find the right medication for a patient. Taking the wrong medicines will not produce the desired results and may even cause other health issues.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Homeopathic Support in Surgery Recovery

Homeopathy is a highly effective system of medicine with a proven track record that goes back centuries. While it is a standalone system of treatment, it can also work in conjunction with other medical systems such as the traditional medical system that many Americans subscribe to. That is a major advantage when a person needs to have surgery done.Homeopathy cannot replace surgery when it becomes the only option for recovery from sickness or injury. However, that is not to say that homeopathy does not have a role to play in surgical recovery.

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The Recovery Road

Surgery is defined as “The treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments.” Surgery can be frightening but advances in medicine and surgical techniques and technology have made it safer than ever before, even in the most complicated cases. However, the fact remains that surgery, while being a remedy, is also a major assault on the bodyirrespective of whether it is a routine appendectomy, or major cardiac or brain procedures. The recovery from surgery can be slow and at times painful.  In some cases, the patient will have to undergo major post surgical rehabilitation. The satisfactory progress of the recovery will define the success of the surgery itself. This is where homeopathy can play a major role. Not only will it promote recovery, the need for consuming narcotic medication can also be reduced.

Common Homeopathic Medications in Surgery Recovery

Here are some of the common medications often prescribed for surgical recovery:
     
        ·   Arnica Montana – This helps the body deal with pain, assists in the reduction of bruising and enables faster healing.

        ·   Phosphorus – Helps to deal with the unpleasant after-effects of anesthetics.
                       
        ·   Ledum Palustre – Helps in recovery from the puncture wounds associated with surgery.

        ·   Staphysagria – Helps in controlling the sensitivity from tissue laceration that often occurs during surgery.    
          
        ·   Hyepericum –This is used to help in dealing with damage to nerves and nerve rich tissue which may be impacted by surgical procedures.
            
       There are many mor emedicines in homeopathy, and a homeopathic doctor will know what to prescribe.

       Consult Doctors

       If you or someone close to you is planning on having surgery done, consult a homeopathic doctor with details of the medical condition and the proposed surgical procedure. The doctor may or may not conduct an examination of her own. She will then discuss with you the ways in which homeopathic medication can help in the recovery process. You can then inform the surgeon about the advicefromthe homeopathic doctor and if required the two of them can discuss the case and work out a combined medication process that will help in the recovery. The  difference that this approach can make in the recovery process can be amazing. There are two critical issues to keep in mind. First is notto try and treat yourself – medication should only be taken as approved by the surgeon and the homeopathic doctor. Second, consult only a qualified, experienced homeopathic doctor, preferably one who is trained in both traditional medicine and homeopathy.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Homeopathic Treatment of Arthritis


What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a generic term for a variety of conditions that affect bone joints and cause chronic pain and swelling, among other symptoms. It is one of the most widespread of medical conditions with an estimated 46 million people in the U.S. and 300 million worldwide suffering from it. The most common form, called osteoarthritis, generally affects people of about 60 years of age and above. However, it can develop at any age and over 25,000 children in this country suffer from a form of it called Juvenile Arthritis.

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The Symptoms

The most common symptoms of the condition are stiffness and pain in the joints, redness and swelling of the affected part of the body and in some cases, weight loss and fever. Arthritis usually results in varying degrees of movement limitation, depending on its severity.

The Causes

The causes could be generic or be due to any of the following factors:


   ·       Obesity and advancing age – these are the most common causes

          ·       Injury to the bone, ligament or cartilage

          ·        Overuse of the joints

          ·         Infections that affect the joints

          ·         Sprains due to sudden awkward movements that do not heal properly

          ·         Dislocation of the joint

          ·         Malignancies and tumors

          ·         Various diseases


The Diagnosis

Diagnosis requires the completion of a range of tests which include, but are not limited to:

     ·         A complete physical examination with a special focus on the affected joint(s)and an evaluation of the pain, swelling, stiffness, tenderness and limitations of movement

    ·         Laboratory examination of the joint fluid

           ·         X-ray of the affected joint to look for signs of physical damage or fractures.

           ·         MRI to detect damaged ligaments and other similar problems

           ·         Test for TB which can also cause joint problems

           ·         Blood tests

           ·         Urine tests

Traditional Treatment

Traditional treatment for arthritis is typically very aggressive. It involves:
       
           ·         Drug treatments including the use of anti-inflammatory medications of varying strengths

           ·         Immunosuppressive medication (which restrict the functioning of the body’s immune system)

           ·         Antibiotics
                                            
           ·         Medication to lower uric acid in the system

           ·         Corticosteroids which are injected directly into the affected joints. The relief from pain is rapid but the results may be only temporary

     ·         Surgical treatment in the form of joint replacement. This is most successful in the case of knee and hip replacement. 

The medication options often involve unpleasant side effects and the surgery would mean a long recovery period.

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy is less aggressive in its approach to arthritis but that does not mean that it is less effective. Homeopathy looks at the symptoms as the route to the underlying cause of the condition. The specific reason why a patient is susceptible to the condition is also evaluated. Based onthese results, and the specific location and nature of the pain, swelling, limited movement and other issues, a course of medication is prescribed. There are a number of well established homeopathic remedies for arthritis which have proven to be most effective. Treatment by a qualified and experienced homeopathic doctor means that a lasting cure for arthritis is possible, and the side effects of strong traditional medication or surgical procedures can be avoided. If you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned here, consult a homeopathic doctor. Whether the cause is arthritis or something else, the sooner homeopathic treatment is begun, the earlier will be the cure.