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Aug 22, 2008

Homeopathic Medicines for problems during Pregnancy

Different Complaints during Pregnancy and their Indicated Homeopathic Medicine



Pregnancy brings so many complaints and sensation during it's course. There are few very common problems and their indicated Homeopathic medicines are given. Please use medicines only after consultation with a Homeopath. If it is not possible for you to consult any homeopath, then consult us on consulthomeopathy@gmail.com



Aversion to company during Pregnancy-
Lachesis

Black discoloration of face during Pregnancy-
Phosphorus

Coldness of Skin during Pregnancy-
Nux Moschata

Constipation during Pregnancy-

Ist Grade- Dolicohos, Natrum Sulph, Nux Vomica, Plumbum Metallicum, Platina, Sepia
IInd Grade- Agaricus, Alumina, Ambra G., Antimonium Crud, Apis, Bryonia, Colocynthis, Conium, Hydrastis can, Lycopoduim, Opium, Podophyllum, Pulsatilla, Sulphur

Convulsion during Pregnancy-
Cedran, Chammomilla, Cicuta Virosa, Cuprum Met, Hyoscyamus

Cough during Pregnancy-
Causticum, Conium, Nux Moschata

Cramps in calf muscles during Pregnancy-
Sepia

Cramps extremities during Pregnancy-
Cuprum Metallicum, Vertarum Album

Cramps Legs during Pregnancy-
Gelsemium, Hamamelis, Vibrunum Oppulus

Cramps stomach during Pregnancy-
Conium

Diarrhea during Pregnancy-

Ist Grade- Phosphorus
IInd Grade- Antimonium Crude, Chelidonium, China Officinalis, Lycopodium, Nux Moschata, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Sulphur

Discoloration of skin during Pregnancy-
Aurum Metallicum, Phosphorus

Erysipelas during Pregnancy-
Borax

Falling of Hair during Pregnancy-
Lachesis

Faintness during Pregnancy-
Belladona, Nux moschata, Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla, Sepia

Fear of Death during Pregnancy-
Aconite

Frequency of urination during Pregnancy-
Podophyllum

Hemorrhoids during Pregnancy-
Aesculus, Ammonium Mur, Capsicum, Colocynthis, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Natrum Mur, Nux Vomica, Sulphur

Headache during Pregnancy-
Belladona, Chammomila, Pulsatilla, Sepia

Hiccough during Pregnancy-
Cyclamen Europa, Opium

Involuntary Urination during Pregnancy-
Arsenicm Album, Kresotum, Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur, Sepia

Itching of female genitals during Pregnancy-
Caladium, Acid Flour, Helonias, Mercuris Sol, Sepia

Leucorrhoea during Pregnancy-

Ist Grade- Kreosotum, Sepia
IInd Grade- Cocculus Indica, Murex, Pulsatilla

Menses during Pregnancy-
Cocculus, Kali Carb, Kreosotum, Nux Vomica, Phosphorus, Platina, Rhus Tox, Secale Cor.

Movement of fetus disturbing sleep during Pregnancy-
Conium

Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy-
Asarum, Kreosotum, Lactic Acid, Nux Vomica, Sepia, Tabacum

Nymphomania during Pregnancy-
Belladona, Lachesis, Mercuris Sol, Platina, Pulsatilla, Stramonium, Vertarum Alb.

Pain abdomen during Pregnancy-
Arnica,Arsenicum Album, Belladona, Bryonia, Chammomila, Colocynthis, Conium, Ipecacunha, Kali Carb, Nux Vomica, Vertarum Album

Palpitation during Pregnancy-

Ist Grade- Lilum Tig.
IInd Grade- Argentum Metallicum, Conium, Laurocerasus, Natrum Mur, Sepia

Pulsation body during Pregnancy-
Kali Carb

Sadness during Pregnancy-
Cimicifuga, Lachesis, Natrum Mur

Sleepiness during Pregnancy-
IInd Grade- Helonias, Nux Moschata

Toothache during Pregnancy-

Ist Grade- Lyssin, Sepia
IInd Grade- Aconite, Belladona, Calcarea Carb, Chamomilla,Hyoscyamus, Magnesium Carb, Mercurius Sol, Nux Moschata, Pulsatilla, Ratanhia, Staphysigria, Tabacum

Varicose Veins during Pregnancy-

Ist Grade- Ferrum met, Pulsatilla
IInd grade- Lycopodium, Lycops Virginica, Millefolium, Zincum Met

Vertigo during Pregnancy-
Ist Grade- Natrum Mur
IInd Grade- Gelsemium

Grading of medicines in Homeopathy is a system to emphasis on that medicine's work efficiency on that particular symptom.

Aug 21, 2008

Homeopathic Medicines for Injuries

Homeopathic Medicines for Injuries of different tissues and organs


Injuries -

Blows,falls,bruises :-
Ist Grade- Arnica, Conium, Hypericum, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox, Sulfuric Acid.
II nd Grade- Badiaga , Cicuta, Dulcamara, Iodum, Lachesis, Ledum, Phosphorus, Ruta, Silicea, Staphsigaria, Sulphur, Symphtum

Bone Injuries-
Ist Grade- Ruta
IInd Grade- Sulphuric Acid

Breast Injuries-
IInd Grade- , Conium

Coccyx Injury-
Ist Grade- Hypericum

Glands Injury-
Ist Grade- Conium
IInd Grade- Arnica, Dulcamara, Iodum, Phosphorus, Silicea

Nerves Injury-
Ist Grade- Hypericum
IInd Grade- Phosphorus

Periosteum Injury-
IInd Grade- Ruta

Soft Part Injury-
Ist Grade- Arnica, Conium
IInd Grade- Pulsatilla

Spinal Injury-
Ist Grade- Hypericum, Natrum Sulph
IInd Grade- Apis, Arnica, Berberis, Calcarea, Conium, Ledum Paul, Nitric Acid, Rhus Tox, Ruta, Silicea, Thuja

Tendon Injury-
IInd Grade- Anacardium

Post Operative-
Acetic Acid, Bellis P, Calendula, Camphor, Cocculus, Hypericum, Millifolium, Staphsigaria, Strontium Carb, Vertarum

Abortion ,Injury From-
Arnica, Rhus Tox

Back pain from Injury-
Ist Grade- Hypericum
IInd Grade- Conium, Kali Carb, Natrum Sulph, Rhus Tox, Thuja

Bladder Inflammation After Injury-
IInd Grade- Arnica, Staphsigaria

Confusion After Head Injury-
Ist Grade- Natrum Sulph

Constipation after Injury-
Arnica, Ruta

Convulsions from Injury-
Ist Grade- Hypericum
IInd Grade- Cicuta V., Natrum Sulph, Opium, Rhus Tox

Cough After Injury-
Arnica, Millefolium

Debility from Injury-
Acetic Acid, Arnica, Calendula, Carbo Animalis , Sulphuric Acid


Deeper Tissue Injury after Surgery-
Bellis P.

Diarrhea from Injury-
Arnica

Epilepsy From Injury-
Natrum Sulph, Conium, Cuprum mettalicum, Mellilotus

Epistaxis After Injury-
Acetic Acid, Arnica, Elaps, Hamamelis, Sepia

Eye Inflammation after Injury-
IInd Grade- Arnica,Hamamelis, Heper Sulph, Pulsatilla, Sulphur

Glaucoma After eye operation-
Physostigma

Hemorrhages after Injury-
IInd Grade- Arnica, Hamamelis, Millefolium, Trillium

Headache After Injury-
Ist Grade- Natrum Sulph
IId Grade- Arnica,Belladona, Hepar Sulph, Hypericum, Natrum Mur, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox

Long Lasting effect From imjuries-
Arnica, Conium, Gloninum, Natrum Sulph

Mental Disorder After Injury-
IInd Grade- Gloninum, Natrum Sulph

Metrorrhagia from injury-
Arnica, Rhus Tox, Ruta, Secale Cor.

Sadness After Head Injury-
Cicuta V, Natrum Sulph

Sciatica After Injury-
Arnica, Hypericum

Shock After Injury-
Ist Grade- Aconite, Arnica, Camphor, Hypericum, Lachesis, Opium, Veratrum Album
IInd Grade- Capsicum, Carbo Veg, Chamommila, Cicuta V, Cocculus, Coffea, Cuprum Mettalicum, Gelsemium, Staphsigaria

Vertigo After Head Injury-
Cicuta, Natrum Sulph


Grading is a system in Homeopathy to emphasis the action of that medicine in particular condition. In Homeopathy single medicine indicate in different type of symptoms.

Leukoderma ( Vitiligo)

Colour of our skin,hairs and iris(eye) is decided by Melanin pigment. Melanin is produced by melanocytes,these are cells in skin layers which works under control of Melanocyte Secretory Hormone of brain. When these melanocytes reduce production of Melanin pigment ,skin starts to loss it's colour and becomes white . There are many disorders which are caused by deficiency of pigmentation of skin,and all they are grossly known as Leukoderma. Few disorders are caused by inability to produce Melanin pigment by Melanocytes ( Melanin producing cells), while other disorders are caused by absence of Melanocyte cells or due to destruction of melanocytes later on.
In Vitiligo Melanocytes starts to destroy and reduce the pigmentation of skin. Clinically vitiligo appears as milky-white,irregularly oval patches of skin. These patches are more or less symmetrical. Most common places are hands, wrists, face, neck, knee and openings of body as around eyes, lips, nose etc. These patches are small at beginning but enlarge gradually. Hairs growing in these patchy area also lost their colour and becomes white. The exact reason not yet clear. But many theories are behind this condition.
At least 1% of population, world wide suffers by Vitiligo.


Production of Melanin-


The melanocyte cells transform the peptide tyrosinase into two different forms of melanin, which then is spread throughout the dermal cells and the keratinocytes via melanosomes to darken tissue.


Causes of Vitiligo


Many theories are described about causation.


A. Autoimmune Theory-
It is known vitiligo appears in conjunction with several other autoimmune disorders, such as juvenile diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia and additionally organ-specific antibodies can often be seen in patients with vitiligo. Now this theory is accepted as most common cause of Vitiligo. Autoimmune means body's own immune system develops antibodies against Melanocyte cells ,which start to destroy them . Few other Autoimmune diseases may be present in cases of Vitiligo as - pernicious anemia, diabetes mellitus and disorders of thyroid.


B. Genetic theory-
About 20% patients have strong family history of Vitiligo. Genetic factors probably play a key role in the pathogenesis of vitiligo, but the exact cause is unknown.


C. Self Destruct Theory-
In process of producing melanocyte pigment, melanocytes produce some pre-metabolites as dopa and dopachrome. These metabolites are toxic for Melanocytes,but usually Melanocytes have counteract measures against these substances. But sometimes Melanocytes lost this lost this ability to counteract these toxic substances. In that condition Melanocytes destroyed by these toxic substances.


D. Neural theory-
Sometimes peripheral nerves endings may secrete some cytotoxic substances which damage melanocytes. This theory is supported by cases of segmental vitiligo, in which a whole dermatone is hypo-pigmented due to destruction of melanocytes in that dermatone.


E. Convergence Theory-
After genetic studies, researchers have begun to lean towards a multi-faceted etiology for vitiligo. This theory states that genetic influences have a role in causing vitiligo in addition to other elements, such as stress, accumulation of toxic compounds, infection, autoimmunity, mutations, and impaired melanocyte proliferation.




Factors Important from Homeopathic Point of view-


A. In some cases Mental states of patient- shock,anxiety,tension,depression, constant grief may causes changes in skin pigmentation.


B. Suppression of other skin diseases, cauterization for skin growths like warts,moles, lot of external application of strong chemicals on skin may cause vitiligo.


C. Melanin formation depends on enzyme Tyrosinase activity.Normal vitamin levels are prerequisite for tyrosinase activity.


D.Intestinal disturbances and infections as Chronic amoebic dysentery and intestinal giardiasis may cause mal-absorption of tyrosin,which is a important substance for melain pigmentation.


E. Family history of Vitiligo, Tuberculosis and Diabetes is very important for Homeopathic treatment.


Treatment-


Modern allopathic science offer following way of treatment-


1. Immuno suppressive treatment- Because vitiligo is a autoimmune disorder,so topical Corticosteroids are used to cure small vitiligo patches. But in big patches systemic corticosteroids therapy may be more harmful due to its side effects in comparison to its benefit.


2. Phototherapy and Photo-chemotherapy-
Many artificial ultra violet radiation ( UV) methods are offered with less and more success. Among them PUVA, BUBV,NBUVB and Laser methods are used.


3. Surgical Treatment-
Grafting of skin patches with melanocytes is done for pigmentation of Vitiligo patches.


Homeopathic Treatment-


Scope- Homeopathy cures 60% cases of Vitiligo in 1 to 3 years. Another 25% cases which continue Homeopathic Treatment for 3 years show very good recovery from 60-80% cases. 15% cases which have very large and bilateral de-pigmented spots never get good recovery. For permanent cure by homeopathy it needs for patient to start treatment earliest, continue it for 1 to 3 years, cases which are bilateral takes longer time, big spots take much time and patience is needed.


There are numerous medicines for Vitiligo. Few are described here.


A. Thuja- It is an Anti Sycotic medicine . In homeopathy all the chronic diseases are supposed to be born from any one of the three Miasms - Psora,Sycosis,Syphilis.
In cases where Vitiligo develops after Vaccinations and recurrent inoculations,Thuja works very finely. In cases where other skin growths like warts are present with Vitiligo lesions Thuja helps. In cases with Tuberculosis history,where Bacilinium is prescribed, Thuja must be given first,cause Bacilinium works very good after Thuja.


B. Sulphur- It ia great Anti Psoric medicine. This medicine is indicated where there is - History of suppressed Sycotic and Syphilitic miasmatic symptoms, suppressed diarrhea, dysentery,jaundice,typhoid fevers etc. Symptoms of sulphur must be present in the case as- Burning soles,palms, heat in eyes,anus,vagina or other openings of body. Irritable and obstinate person. Sometimes this medicine can aggravate the symptoms, in that case Sulphur must be stopped.


C. Bacillinum- In cases where history or family history of Chest diseases found as Tuberculosis, Asthma, Bronchitis,Pneumonia, Pleurisy. Present symptoms may be Loss of weight,Loss of appetite, Flat chest,Prominent ribs and clavicle.


D. Cuprum Aceticum- Cuprum is important part of melanin pigment. And most of the time Copper deficiency is found with Vitiligo. This medicine show very impressive and remarkable results in many cases.


E. Sepia- In female Vitiligo patients Sepia is indicated very frequently. Where coexisting symptoms are irregular menses,scanty and painful menses, leucorrhea, pruritis, dysparunia and patient is very cold .
Nausea,morning sickness,vomiting,motion sickness,headache all these symptoms indicate Sepia. But sepia does not cure completely a patient and many of times Natrum Mur is needed to complete the recovery started by Sepia.


H. Hydrocotyle- is indicated in cases of suppressed skin eruptions. It is very helpful in cases where history of filariasis is present.


I. Acid Nitricum- This medicine indicated where spots of vitiligo found on muco-cutaneous junction as lips,nose,nipples,glans penis,vulva etc. Cracks may coexist with these white spots. In patients with desire to eat strange things as chalk,pencils etc. indicate towards Acid Nitricum.


J. Mercuris Sol- In patients with history of dysentery with mucus and blood. Patient which feel worse in night, extreme salivation in night, perspiration in night in bed. Patients of mercuris sol can not tolerate both extreme cold and hot weathers.


K. Ars. Sulf. Flav.- This medicine is used very much ,even in cases which are not indicated for this medicine. Patients who are -very irritable,quarrelsome,fear at night in dark, very suspicious, weeping in night, aversion from milk, desire warm things to eat, itching worse in cold weather and better by warmth of bed- only indicated for this medicine with marvelous outcome.


L. Cantharis V - This medicine is indicated in cases where Vitiligo start after burn in some part. Cases where injury on skin caused by Burn starts whiting of skin can be cured by this medicine.


M. Ami Vishnaga- This medicine is used externally on vitiligo spots in Mother tincture form. External use increase the rate of improvement.


Beside these medicines Syphilinum, Medorrhinum, Natrum Mur, Lycopodium, Ars Iod, Rastinon, Cobalt and so many other medicine help in to recover the vitiligo spots.

Aug 18, 2008

Comparison of Bryonia,Nux Vomia,Pulsatilla In Gastric Disorders

1. All these three medicines have Sensation as of a stone in stomach. But pulsatilla has less in sensation as compare to other two medicines.

2. Bryonia leads in thirst, needs large quantities of water, Pulsatilla needs very little or no thirst.

3. Bad taste in mouth is common symptom in all three medicines, here Nux vomica has Sour taste and Bryonia and Pulsatilla has bitter taste.

4. Causation of gastric disorder are quite different in these medicines. Bryonia disorders are due to dietetic errors when warm weather starts after colds. Pulsatilla disorders are due to Rich food, Pastries, Fatty food, Ice Cream. Nux vomica disorders are result of Over eating, inactivity, drugs abuse, tobacco, coffee, alcohol , in brief we can say high living.

5. All these medicines have Nausea,Vomiting, diarrhea. Bryonia symptoms are worse on motion, on rising from bed. Nux vomica symptoms are worse in morning and due to overeating. Pulsatilla symptoms are worse in evening and night , worse by eating. Nux vomica diarrhea is dysenteric type and pulsatilla diarrhea is with great rumbling.

6. All these medicines have Thick,white coating on tongue but modalities, temperament, causation differ these medicines.

7. Nux vomica likes covering always, Pulsatilla better in open air and Bryonia worse when hot weather starts after colds.

Aug 16, 2008

Pain,Painkillers and Homeopathy

Presented By:

Dr. Ravinder S. Mann
Dr. Vandana Patni
 
Pain is the most common symptom which compel patients to consult physician. Severe pains has many causes some are permanently curable others have chronic causes which are not easily curable. Pain killers are most common over the counter(OTC) selling drugs. Most common causes of pain for which patients taking pain killers are Recurring Headache/Migraine, Arthritis, Backache. These days we see painkillers as a normal part of everyday life. There are three(3) category of main Pain killers in Modern medicine (Allopathy).


1. NSAIDs (Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs)- Aspirin and ibuprofen are two most used drugs of this category. These drugs reduce Pain, Inflammation, Fever - so it is used in arthritis, backache, rheumatism, headache, period pains. Low dose of aspirin in daily dose can thin the blood,so it reduce risk of clots that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Ibuprofen and aspirin also protect against breast cancer, cancer of mouth, colon, throat and esophagus up to some extent.
Possible side effects of NSAIDs are Ulcers of stomach, bleeding from ulcers, Asthmatic Attacks, renal failure and these medicines may interact with another medicines badly, can damage unborn child (not safe in pregnancy). If you take these medicines longer over months ,side effects may be manifold.


2. Paracetamol- It is not NSAIDs. It is supposed to be safest painkiller. But mild overdoses may be fatal. It reduce only Pain and Fever but does not relieve inflammation. People using very frequently and erroneously even in children as CALPOL( infant paracetamol) for "preventing" night time waking.
Mild overdose may damage liver. An overdose of 15 g may cause fatal liver damage. If anyone has already poor liver functions or an alcoholic then these side effects may be more severe.


3. Opoids- Codeine is one of the stronger pain killers related to "Morphine". It is very effective even in severe pains. But it has more side effects as Nausea, Vomiting, Drowsiness, Constipation, Itching, Dry Mouth, Sweating and Hallucination. Beside all these side effects codeine may develop addiction.


Few Rules about pain killers:-


1. Always take prescribed Painkillers by your Physician.
2. Always follow dosages written on bottle if you use pain killers for 2-3 days without advise of your doctor.
3. In chronic pain conditions, always talk to your doctor about long term therapy, don't forget to discuss risks with benefits.
4. Pain killers may be effective but they are not risk free.




Role of homeopathy in Pain management:-


Homeopathic medicine are prescribed in very minute doses. These medicines does not work directly on nerves to desensitize pain. But homeopathic medicines try to remove the cause behind pain. It means homeopathic medicines have capacity to cure the long term chronic diseases. Many of the cases of Migraine, Chronic headache, Backache, Arthritis, Spondylitis, Period pains in women are curable permanently .

Homeopathic medicines can not be used simply as pain killers to reduce pain whenever needed. But homeopathic medicine must be taken continually as prescribed by Homeopath. Homeopathy has more then 310 medicines for different type of pains. But homeopathic medicines can only be prescribe on individuality of each patient according the modalities (it means the conditions aggravating or ameliorating the pain), location, sensation, severity, coexisting symptoms with pain. There are no common painkillers as in conventional medicine.

What pain conditions are curable by homeopathy?

For peoples who have not used the homeopathy in pain, may not believe it easily. The most severe pain of kidney stones, specially when stone stick in ureter and causes severe spasmodic pains, are stopped in 3 to 10 minutes by homeopathic medicine. 

Most wild pain of migraine or headache, when a patient has already took 1000 mg of paracetamol and not even better, then few pills of homeopathic medicine improve in few minutes. 

Cramping pains of intestinal colic with diarrhea, vomiting and fever can be stopped in minutes by homeopathic medicine while other medicines can not be tolerated due to immediate vomiting reflex by patient. 

Whenever you have severe burning pains in stomach, burning behind sternum or acrid and sour eructations, go for a homeopath, not only your pains will get better but your chronic and recurring dyspepsia will improve finally by homeopathic medicines.

So next time when you get pain either it is severe and acute like an emergency or a chronic recurring pain migraine attack, go to a homeopath. You will easily get to say goodbye to your pains by homeopathy.    

Name of some most common homeopathic medicine for pain:-

Apis Mell
Arsenicum Alb
Belladona
Berberis Vulgaris
Bryonia
Cactus G
Cantharis
Colocynthis
Eupatorium Perf
Kali Bich
Kalmia Lat
Ledum Pal
Lycopodium
Natrum Mur
Nux Vomica
Rhododendron
Rhus Tox
Ruta
Sang Can
Sepia
Spigelia
Sulphur