Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Homeopathy for Infertility

The inability to carry a pregnancy after a certain period of time is termed as Infertility. Infertility affects up to 15% of couples trying to conceive and have a baby. The symptoms of this reproductive problem in female patients include dysmenorrheal, abnormal leucorrhea, abdominal pain, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, galactorrhea and endocrine dyscrasia symptoms. The symptoms for male patients are marked by having less seminal fluid than normal people, sexual impotence and premature ejaculation, retained testicle (or Cryptorchidism), hemospermia syndrome, varicocele, abnormality of genital organ and azoospermia.

Couples today have the option of going with a line of treatment that has absolutely no side effects and yet effectively rectifies almost 90% of sperm abnormalities in men while regulating and balancing the body's hormones, menstrual cycle and enhances the ovulation process in females thereby achieving a success rate as high as 90%! The treatment of male and female infertility through homeopathy has been found to be very effective and is scientifically documented. All homeopathic treatments aim to first kick-start the body’s in-built healing system. It does this by giving the person small doses of whatever it is thought to be making them ill. Then the body can build up its defenses to deal with the culprit.

Homeopathic help for women

Sabina recommended for women who have experienced recurrent miscarriages

Aurum used in cases when low sex drive and depression are the cause of infertility

Phosphorus used when anxiety and stress are contributing to female infertility

Silica to boost the immune system in order to improve a woman’s chances of getting pregnant

Sepia used when low sex drive is contributing to difficulty in getting pregnant or to treat irregular or absent ovulation

Folliculinum is given as a drainage remedy, to stimulate ovulation.

Thuja or Medorrhinum if the patient had ovarian polyps, and if they had not ovulated after the OCP.

Natrum Muriaticum is a good remedy for poor quality mucus and for suppression.

Borax is good remedy also for thrush

Pulsatilla is a good inflammatory remedy so the application for repeated miscarriage and its affinity for repair are applicable

Cimicifuga and Caulophyllum excellent drainage and lesional remedies to use for ovarian suppression and potential miscarriage respectively.

Dioscorea to consider after miscarriage to rebuild the health of the endometrium because of its strong progesterone based affinity.

Fertibella Conceiveeasy, lengthening luteal phase, regulating cycles, balancing hormones.

Oophorimun regulate the function of the ovaries.

Agnus castus improved ovulation or pregnancy

Homeopathic help for men

Acid Phos works best if it is related to physical weakness and lower quality of sperm and or person has also a family history of diabetes.

Lycopodium if the erectile dysfunction is due to stress. Also beneficial if person is worried about anything with the effects on memory, lack of confidence, digestive problems or bad eating habits 

Selenium metallicum helpful for reduced sexual ability, especially if the person does not have any hope of getting better, feels sad, weak and exhausted, usually after any other illness but the sexual desire is still present 

Orchitinum increases the quantity of semen (low sperm count), lower sperm motility (its ability to move), Sperm Morphology (its shape & structure).

Nupher Luetium for erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculations, or due to stress related to job or family or a man feels that he is not been able to perform sexual activities Medorrhinum can help to treat impotence

There is a strong body of evidence to show that homeopathy aids fertility, but treatment is strictly individualistic. A certified homeopath can help to reinstate a healthy reproductive system. The up side is that it’s effective, safe, and a painless alternative to the more invasive fertility treatments that are prevalent today.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Homeopathic remedies to support treatment for PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) sufferers experience multiple cysts in their ovaries. Over 15% of women, worldwide, are victims of PCOS irrespective of race or color. One of the most common causes of infertility, the symptoms may include various menstrual problems, hirsutism (excessive body or facial hair), endocrine abnormalities, acne, obesity, diabetes with insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia. PCOS has many long-term effects like endometrial or breast cancer, diabetes, miscarriage, obesity and heart disease, so getting timely help is crucial.  Every symptom may not tell the tale for all patients. In fact some people are not overweight; this can cause complexities when doctors are not inclined to refer for investigations if the patient does not fit all the categories. An ultrasound scan is the safest bet; it shows that sufferers have changes in the ovaries which cause multiple small cysts to occur without ovulation. The cysts are arranged around the outside of the ovary, just under the surface and have not been able to rupture as they should at ovulation.

While allopathic drugs are merely suppressive and don't cure the cause, Homeopathy is a proven winner in PCOS. It improves and more importantly regularizes the menstrual cycle, minimizes cyst formation and regulated hormonal imbalance. Some preferred options include -  

Nat-Mur is prescribed for a variety of symptoms but best known to reduce inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and vertigo, and may alleviate PMS. Helps clear oily skin and is used for young girls proactively

Lycopodium, Lyco is used for vomiting indigestion, bloating, constipation, anxiety and insomnia.

Sepia is generally a revitalizing tonic for the female reproductive system used for a variety of female difficulties that center around the uterus, vagina or ovaries 

Radium Bromide as a biochemical salt, it helps for acne 

Peony herb used in Chinese medicine, reduces painful menstruation

Thuja is known to work extremely well for hirsutism

Gymnema used for hundreds of years to reduce high blood sugar, this herb 
has a unique “sugar blocking” action on taste buds and the small intestine.

Chromium this trace mineral enhances the action of insulin, while improving blood sugar control. Foods that are high in chromium include onions, tomatoes, brewer’s yeast, oysters, and whole grains, bran cereals.

Fraxinus Americana is the mother tincture for cysts.

Oophorinum is found to be useful in certain patients.

Licorice helps to maintain proper hormone production and supports healthy insulin levels and liver health for hormonal balance

Caulophyllum weakness, exhaustion and want of tone are the keys to this 
remedy. It is also extremely useful for women with a history of irregular periods, discomfort during periods and pain in the pelvic region.

Lachesis is beneficial to promote blood circulation to the reproductive organs. Also known to regulate menstruation cycles and correct uterine problems.

Lycodium very beneficial to relieve sweet cravings, insatiable appetites, extended periods, bloating, indigestion, constipation, insomnia and anxiety.

Pulsatilla is given for sparse menstruation with absence of thirst.

Phosphorus, platina, calc carb, Ignatia can also be extremely beneficial if taken in right doses

Eat low glycemic index foods such as carbohydrates that break down slowly in the body, and don’t cause a dramatic spike and drop in insulin levels. Few examples of low glycemic index foods include vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed foods and fibrous foods

Homeopathic treatment is safe, non addictive, has zero side effects and can be taken alongside conventional medicine. Combining a homeopathy routine, with good lifestyle choices, diet and exercise can be most effective in helping women with PCOS. Prescribed homeopathic remedies are customized after individual evaluation so, DO NOT take randomly selected remedies that you have heard helped someone else. So what are you waiting for, contact a certified Homeopath today!