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.