Friday, 30 January 2015

Homeopathy Medicines for Five Common Ailments

Homeopathy is a popular alternative for treating several common ailments. Whether you have been suffering from a nagging headache every now and then, or cough and cold during the winter, you can consider opting for homeopathic treatment. In this type of treatment, the root cause of the disease is diagnosed at first. Next, the doctor prescribes the appropriate homeopathic medicines after taking into account the patient’s symptoms; family history; physical, emotional and mental health; preferences and lifestyle.

Since homeopathy considers the person as a whole (and not just the disease or its symptoms in isolation) when choosing a remedy, two persons suffering from the same disease may be prescribed with different homeopathic medicines. Still, there are some medicines that are commonly used to treat everyday ailments. Here are some of these common ailments and their corresponding homeopathic medicines.  
  • Cluster headache – There are two aspects of treating cluster headaches. The first is to ensure relief from acute pain while the second is to cure the condition from its root. Some of the most common medicines for cluster headache include Belladonna, Cedron, Sanguinaria Can and Spigelia. Cedron is considered to be the most effective medicine for cluster headache as it offers immediate relief to the patient. Belladonna is usually advised for headaches with swelling or redness of the eyes. Sanguinaria Can is ideal for right side cluster headache, while Spigelia is prescribed for left side cluster headache.
  • Sore throat – Sore throat is a common disease that occurs especially along with cough and cold. Aconite, Arsenicum Album and Belladonna are some of the commonly prescribed medicines for sore throat. It is advisable to take Aconite during the initial onset of the problem. Arsenicum Album can prove to be an effective medicine when you are suffering from a throat condition that gets aggravated with the consumption of cold drinks or food, while drinking warm fluids and eating hot food offer significant relief. Belladonna is prescribed for acute tonsillitis.
  • Influenza – Children mostly suffer from this disease. Oscillococcinum (also called Oscillo), Bryonia, Belladonna, Arsenicum Album and Aconite are some of the most common homeopathic medicines for this disease. It is advisable to take Aconite within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. Oscillo is especially effective in terms of treating the flu. In case you are suffering from typical body aches along with fever, you can take Bryonia.
  • Indigestion – Digestive problems are very common among people of all age groups. Whether it is due to unhealthy eating habits or different weather conditions, indigestion can be cured with medicines like Aconite, Nux Vomica, Carbo Veg and Pulsatilla. Aconite is ideal for digestive problems that occur during extremely hot weather. When overeating or food poisoning is accompanied by bloating, flatulence, heartburn, constipation/diarrhea, an ideal medicine to administer is Nux Vomica. Those suffering from gas or great distension after the intake of food can take Carbo Veg to get relief. If you feel bloated or suffer from abdominal distension after eating pork or rich foods, indigestion could be the culprit which can be treated with Pulsatilla.
  • Toothaches – Aconite, Chamomilla, Belladonna and Arnica are some of the most commonly prescribed homeopathic medicines for toothaches. These medicines are effective if there is any kind of surgery or your tooth has been extracted. Belladonna is prescribed when a patient suffers from a throbbing pain that’s relieved by warmth.
Apart from these five ailments, homeopathic medicines can cure many other diseases. These include common cough and cold, cuts, asthma, arthritis, burns, bites and stings, earaches and diarrhea – to name a few. However, you should consult your homeopathic doctor to get the right dosage of these medicines to enjoy speedy relief from the above mentioned common ailments.

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