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.