Friday, 27 December 2013

Multiple Sclerosis: Homeopathic remedies

For most a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis can seem like a death sentence. Disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata commonly known as Multiple sclerosis (MS), is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage interrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems. Its symptoms range from mild and intermittent to severe and permanently debilitating. There is currently no cure for MS, but today many believe that Homeopathy offers alternatives. Different therapeutic modalities are employed, but a homeopathic approach in particular is of benefit in MS. By its nature, it is a whole-person approach and allows for complete individualization of treatment, taking account of the minutiae of the patient’s life.

Homeopathy views Multiple Sclerosis as attack by an individual’s immune system on their own nervous system. Medicines are prescribed after taking into account the physical symptoms, along with the emotional and genetic makeup that individualizes a person. Early intervention with Homeopathy is critical and can assist in preventing further progress and hence deterioration caused by Multiple Sclerosis. Homeopathic remedies can help lessen fatigue, increase energy, warm up cold extremities, regain function, motor skills and detoxify the body. Homeopathic treatment more importantly can combat Multiple Sclerosis, to cease new crises and control future relapses.
Evening Primrose (evening primrose oil) – derived from the seed of the evening primrose plant, it is useful as essential fatty acids are required for healthy structure of cell membranes, especially nerve cells. This is also vital to the myelin sheath that insulates nerve cells.
Noni – scientifically known as Morinda citrifolia, it is indicated as a valuable immune modulator. Additional benefits include rejuvenation of cells and protection against free radicals.  
Rhodiolin (Rhodiola rosea) – This Arctic root is known as an excellent protective of immune system which ensures the fine balance between the immune and endocrine system. It lends a positive effect on the central nervous system and is an excellent adaptogen. Known to combat stress and depression and improve mental performance (attention, concentration and memory). Exceptional enhancement has been documented in the well-being of Multiple Sclerosis sufferers after consistent usage.
Vein Protex – Our veins must pump low oxygenated blood upward against gravity, in the direction of our heart (as much as 7000 litres). Vein Protex supports the health and healthy functioning of veins. Recognized as a very useful natural product in treating Multiple Sclerosis, provides nutrition and oxygen to their tissues. Known to enhance the use of antioxidants, amino acids, minerals and vitamins in the body, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Another benefit is that it increases blood flow to tissues (especially the brain).

Oxy Max (molecular oxygen) – Our body needs its most vital nutrient - oxygen, to maintain normal cellular functions and myriad other important uses. Oxy Max nourishes cells to improve low oxygen levels (including brain tissue), improves all physiological and metabolic processes. By delaying the onset of oxygen debt it helps enhance vitality, concentration and alertness
Super Soya LecithinIgnatia – at the onset of arm weakness and numbness soon after the stressful time
Natrum sulphuricum - specific for ailments like head injury
Arnica – for great post traumatic remedy
Hypericum - the 'arnica of the nerves”
Nux vomica – great coverage for neurological complaints
Carsinosin - covers anxiety and worry
Asea Can – increases the cells’ own production and utilization of these three super-antioxidant enzymes
So do not lose heart and stop thinking that there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, pick up the phone and call a certified Homeopath and allow yourself a new lease of life!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Can Homeopathy reduce skin pigmentation

Are you disturbed concerning the change in color or pigmentation on your face? Human skin color ranges in variety from the darkest brown to the lightest pinkish-white hues. Facial discoloration is asymptomatic (without any symptoms) but is of great cosmetic concern, resulting in psychological stress. Pigmentation problems can encroach on any person from teenage years to old age encumbering your good looks and more importantly personality.

Common pigmentation issues

1. Melasma: is a discoloration of brown patches in an identical pattern on either side of the face, mainly on cheeks, nose, forehead, chin and upper lips. Some common causes are on account of some drugs or birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, cosmetics, menopause and over sun exposure.

2. Chloasma: also known as the pregnancy mask is fallout of melasma. It is the condition in which skin around the nose, cheeks and forehead gets pigmented during the pregnancy period. Here dark patches or dark spots appear on the face and usually fade post pregnancy.

3. Vitiligo: It is a case of hypo pigmentation wherein there is loss of melanin production in the skin cells. It happens in people with darker skin and results in white patches of skin. This problem has been linked to the disorder which affects adrenal glands.

4. Acne: Acne also results in pigmentation due to which there are discolored spots or patches.

5. Dermatitis: Dermatitis may cause skin itching, redness and also skin pigmentation. It is a common problem among dark skinned people.

Homoeopathic medicines have shown very optimistic results in the above cases 

Galium Aparine - for chronic skin disorders.

Urtica Urens - for irritated skin and hair loss. Relieves hives, urticaria, furthers growth of hair, formication

Thuja Occidentalis - for epithelioma, ulcers in anogenital region, dry skin with brown spots, Nat Mur - for fever blisters, cracked corners of mouth, hives, rash or eczema, dandruff and seborrhea, dermatitis.

Arsenicum Album - useful for warts, hives, brown spots and other skin problems, itching, burning skin, for dry rough skin, worse in cold weather, scaly skin

Berberis Vulgaris - for burning and/or itchy acne, eczema.

Berberis - helps with darker pigmentation and thicker skin.

Rhus Tox - is very popular for clearing skin rashes. Rashes with itchiness and swelling. Skin rash with red small blisters like poison ivy.

Graphites - for cracked and bleeding hands, fingers, heels

Hydrofluoricum Acidum - for psoriasis, itchy burning sensation after scratching, skin tags

Petroleum - for psoriasis. Sensitive irritated skin with symptoms of drying, itching or bleeding. Skin problems from working with cleaners, chemicals, overuse of vaseline. Beneficial for skin that feels raw and chapped in the wintertime

Sepia and Lycopodium - for hives or hive like eruptions, moist eczema

Sulphur - for healthier looking skin.

Sepia - is of utmost importance in treating discoloration occurring after pregnancy

Calendula – used as an antiseptic, also useful for dry sun baked skin. Calendula has been shown to speed healing of wind burned skin, sunburns, bruises, sunburn, diaper rash. Calendula is gentle enough for sensitive skin and damaged skin.

Calcarea Sulphur - is helpful for skin conditions that are slow healing and stubborn skin problems, abscesses, wounds.

Ledum - for puncture wounds, such as stepping on a nail. Insect bites and stings are also puncture wounds. Ledum can help prevent sepsis in puncture wounds.

Graphites - for excessively dry acne, skin sores, rough hard eczema, keloid, fibroma, wens, skin tags.

Mezereum - is useful as a skin remedy for stubborn psoriasis. Mezereum is used for liver spots. Also helps to resolve rashes, red rashes with itching.

Hepar Sulphur - is a remedy indicated for unhealthy skin conditions

Kali Sulphur - is helpful where skin is scaling or sloughing off such as dandruff and psoriasis; psoriatic arthritis. Kali Sulphur brings oxygen to the skin.

Homeopathy believes that skin disorders are a reflection of inside and need to be treated from within, so go ahead and make that call and book you slot with a certified practitioner today.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Can homeopathy reduce hair fall

Losing hair is no joke; there are approximately five million strands of hair on the adult human body of which about 80,000 to 150,000 are on the scalp! There are about 40 different types of hair loss. Statistics suggests that approximately 45 million men and 20 million women are affected by the problem.The three main phases of the hair growth cycle include:  
  • Anagen which is the active growth phase when hair fiber is produced.
  • Catagen is the next phase, this is a period of status quo, neither is there growth nor regression of the hair strand
  • Telogen is the final phase wherein the hair strand falls off and the follicle does not produce any new hair.
There are a number of reasons that can cause excessive hair loss - after childbirth, during menopause, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency anaemia, heavy stress, overuse of cap and helmet, recurrent dandruff, scalp infections, illness like typhoid, malaria, jaundice, lower immunity and lower resistance power, nutritional fault  or overuse of oral contraceptive pills.
Homeopathy addresses the defective immune response, family history or genetic predisposition, nature and intensity of the disease as well as systemic, emotional and numerous other factors commonly affecting hair loss.

Some important homeopathic medicines that help in treatment of baldness-

Fluoric acid –

For Alopecia, tendency to develop alopecia in families, Alopecia aerate, Brittle hair, Idiopathic hair fall, Hair falls in spots, vertex baldness, if hair tangles easily

Phosphoric acid –
For any sort of grief leading to hair fall, stress, early graying of hair (sometimes in childhood), progressive thinning of hair

Phosphorus-
For patchy baldness, dryness of hair and scalp, itchy scalp, dandruff, frontal baldness, hair fall in handfuls while combing

Graphites –
If hair falls on sides, patchy baldness, itchy, humid eruptions on scalp that emit fetid odor

Mezereum-
If hair sticks together, falls in handfuls, crusty eruptions on scalp leading to hair fall

Sepia –
For hair fall after delivery of the child with mental depression, leading to indifference later on, hair pains when touched because of extremely sensitive hair roots

Silica-
For baldness in young people, hair fall in frontal and forehead region, early graying of hair

ThujaOccidentalis and SabalSerrulata –
Have the ability to act as natural DHT-inhibitors and, thus, control, stop, or reverse hair loss, effectively

Brahmi –
This hair pack is available in most Indian grocery stores and used with curd is an excellent hair pack.

Amla or Indian gooseberry –
Is packed with Vitamin C and thus loaded with antioxidants. In powdered form it can be mixed with henna, brahmi powders along with curd to make a great hair pack.

Aloe Vera –
Drinking Aloe Vera juice has its benefits and a glorious mane of hair is just one of them.

Oils like coconut oil; sesame oil-
Massaging is a great way to stimulate the scalp.

Herbs like silica-rich horsetail, rosemary, sage and nettle
Boiled and steeped to make a 'tea' which can be used for massaging hair and scalp.

Apple cider vinegar –
Used essentially to rinse the hair to seal hair cuticle, it is known to make hair look darker and also stimulates hair growth.

Apart from these, Psorinum, Medorrhinum, Natrummur, Selenium, Lachesis (typical pregnancy hair fall), Merc sol, Kali carb, Lycopodium, Borax are also useful.
The results for hair loss reduction with Homeopathy might be a bit slow, bit it aims at treating the root cause of the problem rather than take care of symptoms only. The best part is that there are zero side effects and only long term gains, so visit a qualified homeopath for a professional consultation today.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

High Cholesterol Homeopathic Remedies

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood, cells, and tissues. It originates from two sources: Exogenous (85%, made by the liver) and endogenous (15%, found in food). The body uses cholesterol to make vitamin D and certain hormones such as cortisone, and estrogen. High cholesterol levels can increase your chance of getting heart disease, stroke, and other problems.Cholesterol and blood can be compared to water and oil, they don't mix. There are many types of cholesterol:
  • Total cholesterol - all the cholesterols combined
  • High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol - often called "good" cholesterol
  • Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol - often called "bad" cholesterol
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The homeopathic goal is to lower high cholesterol to desired levels to prevent coronary heart disease and other related ailments
Allium sativum excellent as a blood-thinner, helps reduce elevated cholesterol level as well as LDL or bad cholesterol, and increases blood level of HDL or the good cholesterol.
Curcuma drains the liver and cholesterol deposits. 
Feltauriis is a helpful remedy in the treatment of high blood cholesterol. While it eliminates fat, it also treats a sluggish liver
Nux vomicait treats indigestion caused by alcohol or food abuse and removes liver toxicity.
Chelidonium recommended for fatty liver degeneration, it helps treat hepatic disorders. 
Berberisif if the patient has a big appetite and leads a sedentary lifestyle. Also known as an excellent stimulant and drainer for the kidneys. 
Veratum album treats hypercholesterolemia. 
Cholesterinumit while stopping the degeneration of arterial walls, it is well known for treating an enlarged liver and gallstone colic
Arsenicum album if the person wakes up between 3 and 5 a.m., feels drowsy during the day
Uranium nitricum treats high cholesterol with diabetes.
Guggulipid is the gum resin of the mukul myrrh tree.
Policosanol produced from sugar cane, policosanol was found to be effective in lowering LDL cholesterol in several studies.
Psorinumis is a constitutional remedy. It detoxifies toxins in a weak individual who eliminates toxins poorly.
Romarinusofficinalis and Prunusamygdalus are remedies indicated for high triglycerides.
Coenzyme Q10 improves heart function.  
Lecithin helps lower high cholesterol.  
Vitamin E prevents the formation of blood clots.
Red rice yeast contains substances called monacolins, which are naturally-occurring and converted by the body to make a chemical inhibiting the production of cholesterol.
Soy protein helps lower bad fats in the bloodstream. 
Policosanol helps the liver produce less cholesterol which reduces the risk of a heart attack and stroke.
Garlic helps reduce high cholesterol. The allicin in garlic also helps lowers high blood pressure and prevents blood clotting.
Green Tea contains various compounds that lower LDL cholesterol levels.

Cholesterinum is the most commonly used homeopathic medicine for lowering cholesterol.

Crataegus oxyacantha as a cardiac tonic.

Fel Tauri increases the duodenal secretion emulsifies fats and increases the peristaltic action of the intestines.

Nuts especially walnuts and almonds, may help reduce cholesterol levels of LDL cholesterol.
Other herbal products fenugreek seeds and leaves, artichoke leaf extract, yarrow, and holy basil help lower cholesterol. These and other commonly used herbs and spices -- including ginger, turmeric, and rosemary -- are being investigated for their potential beneficial effects relating to coronary disease prevention.

Normal cholesterol is essential for cellular repair and development. So take good care to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grain. Get more active. Exercise can raise your HDL and may help you lose weight, if you need to.  Stop smoking, limit alcohol and caffeine consumption, avoid fast food and most importantly reduce stress. Do practice relaxation and breathing exercises.