Thursday, 30 January 2014

Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Labor

Pregnancy is the most beautiful and interesting period in the lives of women. There are so many positive changes that take place in the body as the baby grows and develops. Apart from hormonal, physical, emotional and psychological changes, it can involve a great deal of stress for young mothers. Homeopathic treatments and medicines can help tremendously in the run up to the birth of a child and also in reducing or avoiding certain complications associated with labor and the post natal phase.

Some women will choose to go through minor problems like nausea, anemia, UTI infections, morning sickness, indigestion, backache and so on rather than take treatment. This is because they are afraid that taking conventional medication will trigger side effects and other disorders in their unborn child. To maintain balance physically and mentally as the pregnancy progresses, homeopathy is ideal for women during their child bearing years. Being a gentle, yet effective system of medicine, it is definitely safer for your physical health as well as the health of your baby. This is because the medicines are taken from herbs and plants and only minute amount of the active ingredient in the prescribed dosage is used. This stimulates the body’s own ability to heal itself naturally. Another important fact is that two people with the same symptoms are prescribed completely different forms of medicines and treatment procedures. This is because homeopathy is based on the physical problem and not the symptom itself. Homeopathy is effective in avoiding or reducing complications after the third trimester of pregnancy following up to the birth. Miscarriage, false labor and irregular bleeding can be effectively avoided if homeopathic medication is used frequently. Before actual delivery, homeopathy medicines can tone up the uterus, produce good contractions and lessen the chances of becoming over tired during labor.  It is also extremely safe to use in children and breast-feeding mums as it is completely non-toxic.

To prepare you for a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery, good homeopathic treatment is ideal. You will also be giving your baby a healthy environment to grow and thrive. A homeopathy doctor will also prescribe a proper diet and certain lifestyle changes to encourage a healthy pregnancy and birth.

A healthy diet and lifestyle is very important during pregnancy and birth. Make sure that you take foods high in vitamins and minerals and eat them at regular intervals. Also take care to sleep well and exercise regularly by taking the advice of your practitioner first. Alcohol, caffeine, tea and smoking should be avoided as it affects your health and the health of your baby. You can also try your hand at yoga while pregnant. But make sure you do yoga exercises with the help of a professional instructor. 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Is Homeopathy related to Holistic Healing?

All of us as human beings tend to take our health for granted. Once we start mistreating our bodies with unhealthy lifestyle practises, there is the result of sickness and illness coupled with suffering. This is when we consult with doctors practising in conventional medicine to get treated for the current medical problem. The prescription is given based on only the symptom and the root cause of the illness is overlooked, resulting in temporary relief. Just by suppressing the symptoms with a localized treatment, our body still has the illness which can crop up anytime during our lives resulting in more unnecessary treatments and medication. This will slow down the metabolism as the body begins to age. To identify the cause of the problem and reasons behind it, homeopathy is a holistic healing system of medicine that does not limit itself to just curing the present illness or disease. This form of holistic healing looks at the body as a whole to understand the cause of the condition, which may be linked to unforeseen medical issues. A treatment is then prescribed which is customized for every individual to alleviate the symptom and eradicate the cause. This will help the body heal itself with no chances of a recurrence of the same problem in the future. Homeopathy doctors are trained to improve the health of their patients as well as their quality of life.

Nowadays, the recent trend for physical healing is the holistic system of medicine. Many talk about its uses and benefits but don’t know the actual meaning of the term. The body, mind and spirit are interconnected as a whole and true holistic healing requires the integration of all three to bring about complete cure and lasting relief. The human body is not just examined based on the cause and effect of the health problem but rather as a whole being. Conventional medicine will only offer temporary relief to any medical condition as only the symptoms are identified which leads to incompleteness in the actual diagnosis of the health condition.

That being said, holistic healing is healing in its full form and not in parts. It is the true way to good health and longevity. When combined with nutritional support, holistic healing provides long lasting relief to people. Many alternative health doctors combine this system with medicine with other variety of treatments, a major one being homeopathy. To treat any disorder, disease or illness, the individual has to believe that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected. This is when the nature of the spiritual and mental influences on the medical problem and the effect the condition has on the mind and spirit will be fully understood. After a complete understanding of your own body and its condition, a complete cure can be achieved. Otherwise, there will be only a short term suppression of the illness and the problem will keep recurring in the future. Talk to a doctor of alternative medicine to find out what type of holistic healing practise is best suited for your medical condition. Many practitioners recommend the use of homeopathy to understand the symptom, avoid unwanted side effects from conventional medicine and get a lasting cure.