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Myths and Facts About Homoeopathy

Dr. E Sathiyamoorthy, Homeopath
Being the second largest system practised all over the world still there are many misconceptions about homoeopathy prevails. Most of the time criticisms about the system made by non homoeopathic and non medical people. Even among the non homoeopathic medical brethren homoeopathy is misunderstood or it is not taken to that level of understanding.Awareness about homoeopathy is restricted only to the beneficiaries of it. so as a qualified practising homoeopath I felt it is my duty  to  clarify the common myths which prevailing in the society about homoeopathy up to best of my knowledge.1. Myth: Homoeopathy is a slow system it takes long time to cure or relieve the diseasesFact: Homoeopathy is not a slow system but cure and relief depends upon at what stage the patient approaching for homoeopathy treatment is important. In case of chronic diseases with suppressions will take a course of time. Earlier the approach and faster the relief is the rule.2. Myth: Homoeopathy is only for chronic ailment not effective in acute diseasesFact: Except few medical emergencies which requires immediate hospitalization and speciality care, homoeopathy can treat acute cases like fever, cold,vomiting ,diarrhea etc effectively with instant relief3. Myth: Homoeopathy medicines are placebosFact:Homoeopathy medicines undergoes a process called potentisation in which ultra dilution prepared with dynamic conversion of crude drug substances .most of the time controversy comes about the ultra dilution beyond avogadros number, but those dilutions clinically proven on human beings.4. Myth:Homoeopathy medicines contains steroids and heavy metalsFact:In homoeopathy there is no place for steroids..since all the source materials undergo process of potentisation and trituration there won’t even trace of crud metal elements in it. Homoeopathic pharmacies have strict standardization and quality control systems before delivering medicines to the consumer.5.Myth:Homoeopathy can’t be used with other conventional medicinesFact:Around 60% of patients who approaches homoeopathy will be already taking some or other medicines for different ailments like Diabetes,Hypertension,IHD;so it is not a constraint to use conventional medicines along with homoepathy. If really there is some interactions homoeopathy doctor will give the instruction how well the time should be given between both medicines.6.Myth:Homoeopathy always aggravate the disease condition when start taking itFact: In any chronic disease the selection of remedies will be based on the disease condition and the susceptibility of the patient .so unwanted aggravations will be avoided. In some cases where the patient approaches homoeopathy after some suppressive treatments  homoeopathy medicines will bring them to the surface before curing it. It is called Homoeopathic aggravation which will disappear in the course of treatment.7. Myth:Homoeopathy is alternative for surgical conditionsFact: Homoeopathy is not always alternative for surgical conditions. We have our own scope and limitations in treating the surgical conditions.Surgical conditions will  be treated  by surgery only.8. Myth: self medication in homoeopathy in harmlessFact: Very wrong idea. Each and every homoeopathy drugs has its wide range of action and application. so just knowing few drugs by its name without knowing its pharmacology will cause unwanted side effects in long duration.So it is always wise to consult a homoeopathy doctor to start with a treatment.9.Myth:Homoeopathy doesn't require any diagnosis and investigation in treating diseasesFact:Like other systems homoeopathy also requires proper diagnosis and investigations if needed in a particular case.10.Myth:Too many restrictions in food and liffestyle habits while taking homoeopathy treatmentFact:Restrictions always comes as general manangement to particular disease condition.Eg.Avoiding sweets in diabetes and avoiding oily and fried food in patients having high cholestrol levels.Avoiding strong cofee and strong smelling balms,,smoking immediately after taking medicines will help faster action of  homoeopathy medicines.

Homeopathy Is A Gentle Way To Treat Obesity

Dr. Ganesh Pansare, Homeopath
Your doctor will measure your weight and height in order to calculate your BMI. Your BMI is an estimate of your body fat and is used as a primary screening tool for obesity. Your provider may also take a measurement of your waist circumference. These combined measurements will help estimate how much body fat you have and determine your risk of diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.Preventing Morbid ObesityPeople who are morbidly obese should avoid “fad” diets and focus instead on changing eating behaviors. Recommendations include:· adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet· eating smaller meals· count calories· avoid saturated fats, trans fats, and refined sugarsPhysical activity is good for overall health and is especially important if you’re trying to lose weight. To begin losing weight, you will need to do moderate to vigorous exercise for more than three hours per week. Vigorous activity raises your heart rate significantly. Examples include:· running or jogging· swimming· jumping ropeModerate exercises include brisk walking or biking, and can also include everyday activities .Homoeopathic treatmentHomeopathy has been successfully employed as a mode of treatment for weight loss, for many years now in the Europe and South Asia. But one should understand that it is no miracle cure. The homeopathic treatment for losing weight is constitutional and it requires a detailed case history of the patient and proper evaluation for selecting a suitable constitutional remedy.How is the approach of homeopathy towards the weight loss process different?Unlike the other conventional medications that are prescribed just by diagnosing the symptoms, homeopathy needs a detailed case history and also family history of obesity to ascertain if one has a predisposition to obesity. Fat stores are regulated over long periods of time by complex systems that involve input and feedback from fat tissues, the brain and endocrine glands like the pancreas and the thyroid,Doctor might also ask one about the eating habits, lifestyle habits and other underlying health conditions before prescribing a remedy. The tendencies to overeat and be sedentary, the diminished ability to use dietary fat as fuel and a high, easily stimulated capacity to store body fat are all genetically influenced. The variation in how individuals respond to the food-rich environment and the differences in acquiring obesity - related conditions are also genetically determined.How does homeopathy work for weight loss?Homeopathic remedies are made from sources like plant extracts, herbs and other natural substances that don’t have any side effect on the body unlike the conventional weight loss pills or treatments. Homeopathy works on a simple principle that the symptoms caused by a substance in its undiluted form can be reversed by the same substance in its diluted form. Homeopathy attempts to correct digestive disorders, improve metabolism and help in easy elimination – the three main prerequisites for reducing weight. The medicines are prescribed after studying the pattern of symptoms as they appear in the patient.Unlike conventional medications that restrict the absorption of nutrients or induce a feeling of fullness, homeopathy drugs treat the symptoms that cause weight gain. But remember homeopathy isn’t a magic cure. One needs proper diet and exercise regimen in place along with the medications to achieve desired weight loss goal, the homeopathic remedies are tailor made for one’s needs. What works for one isn’t going to work on the other as the basic reason and trigger for the condition of two different individuals would differ.Some of the common homeopathic drugs are as follows:    Calcarea CarbonicaNatrum MurLycopodiumNux Vomica Antimonium Crudum

Homeopathy Treatment for Thyroid

Dr. Seshasaina Reddy, Homeopath
One of the most common disorders in modern times is the malfunction of the thyroid. The statistics show that the thyroid condition is the most under-diagnosed health problem. There are millions of people worldwide sufferings from thyroid problems, but only a few out of those are diagnosed and treated, see positive results using thyroid medications. Often the thyroid levels appear normal with lab, yet the individuals struggle with the symptoms of thyroid problem.The thyroid is one of several glands in the endocrine system, located in the front of the neck. The glands of the endocrine system control many of the body’s functions through chemical substances called hormones. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland regulate how the body cells use energy and how fast the body’s metabolism work. This gland also affects the rate of growth of the hair and bones, the body over weight, temperature and energy level as well as the function of the heart and digestive system.General Causes for thyroidLife style today is one of the major causes of thyroid imbalance. Chronic stress is one of the root causes. Psychological trauma, emotional disturbance or prolonged illnesses are few reasons.Bad eating habits another major cause of thyroid. Eating too many refined foods and sugars which causes problems with blood sugar levels which affect adrenal gland and also cause malfunctioning of thyroid gland.Environmental Factors like pollution and toxins all around even at home i.e. toxins present in the form of chemicals in food which our body cannot handle. There are many food products for which we do not have awareness of the ingredients before we consume them which act as toxins for our body.Therapeutic CausesExcess secretion of thyroid stimulating hormoneOther causes could be Grave’s disease, Plummer’s diseaseToxic adenoma (Benign non cancerous lump)Post-par tum thyroids (after birth of a child)Thyrotoxicosis (addiction to thyroid hormones)Problem with the pituitary glandSymptoms of HyperthyroidismExtreme nervousness, fear, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, excitabilitySpeech defects, Speech are rapid, and temper alternating with weeping in women.Loss of weight despite good appetiteTrembling hands while holding cupPalpitations, dyspnea, and angina on slight exertionSwelling in the neckBulging of eyeballs and photo phobiaDiminished menstrual flowPulse and heart rate are increased.Increased metabolic rate so canine hunger but there is weight loss.Patient looks ill.

Homoeopathy - The Holistic Solution For Complete Well Being

Dr. Amit Vora, Homeopath
Definition of HealthThe most commonly quoted definition of health is that formalized by the World Health Organization (WHO) over half a century ago; “A complete state of Physical, Mental and Social well-being, and not merely the absence of Disease or Infirmity.” Mental and Social diseasesPhysical & Mental HealthWhen we talk of health we generally think of physical health and rarely about mental health and social health.Health is just understood absence of any physical ailmentsMental HealthGood Mental Health is the ability to respond to the many varied experiences of life with flexibility and a sense of purpose. For e.g.: Grief, Disappointment, Ambitions unfulfilled, Loss of near ones,Loss of Position, Financial Loss, Jealousy, Revenge, Reserved displeasureMental health has been defined as a state of balance between the individual & the surrounding world , a state of Harmony between oneself and others, a co existence between the realities of self and that of other people and that of the environment Social HealthSocial health is component which has something to do with interacting     with others such as socializing with friends, relatives, and others in a desirable way; having friends of all ages ;and accepting responsibility for othersSocial determinants of health are elements in the environment in which youth live, learn, and play that shape their long term  physical, mental, emotional health and well being.Introduction to HomoeopathyHomeopathy is an international system with holistic concepts of treatment.  The system is practiced in over 85 countries especially in Europe, Latin America, United States and Asia.Homeopathic remedies are made from plant, animal products, minerals or certain inert materials.The manufacturing of Homeopathic medicines is recognized and regulated by Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and the Drugs and Cosmetic Rule, 1945. The medicines are manufactured by established pharmaceutical companies under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)notified by the Government. Homeopathy is recognised as one of the National system of medicine through the Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973. Homeopaths understand that the body, mind and emotions are not independent and distinct, but are fully integrated in health,diseases and treatment. Based on this holistic perspective, homeopaths uses remedies prepared from natural sources that fit a patient's physical, mental,and social aspects to stimulate body’s own healing powers.The general public has tremendous faith towards Homeopathy for the treatment of acute and chronic health problems.Disease prevention and health promotion are its other strength. Homeopathic medicines have a positive and long lasting effect on allergic rhinitis, asthma,Back pains, Migraines, Allergies, Lifestyle disorders. Homeopath treat conditions ranging from headaches, fevers, stress, arthritis, maternal and pediatric problems, eczema and so on.Homeopathic medicines are used as a standalone treatment or as an adjunct with medicines of other systems for a variety of clinical conditions like Diabetes , Hypercholestrol, Thyroid, Depression.  The main approach is diagnosis based on complete history of the disease in the patient as well as on an understanding of the patient’s temperament, personality,lifestyle and food habits.No Side effects, Safety of the medicines,easy to administer even to infants and economic considerations are the major attraction towards Homeopathy. The individualized treatment options especially for long term diseases are adding popularity of Homeopathy.

How Homeopathy Gets Into Root to Cure Diabetes & It's Complications!

Dr. Kinjal Shah, Homeopath
How homeopathy can contribute to the management of this condition, improving quality of life and helping to control complications.Diabetes mellitus* is a condition in which the normal mechanism of the body for controlling the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream has gone awry. A hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is responsible for controlling the movement of sugar, in the form of glucose, across from the blood stream into the individual cells of the body. Intracellular glucose is the “fuel” of the cells, without which they cannot work. In diabetes, either the pancreatic beta cells fail, and thus insulin is not produced; or the body become insensitive to the action of insulin with the same end result. So diabetes is really a condition of “starvation in the midst of plenty” where the glucose piles up in the blood stream and spills over into the urine, but the individual cells are starved of glucose.In the case of pancreatic beta cell failure, insulin is the only possible treatment, and must be given regularly by injection. This type of diabetes is known as type 1 diabetes or formerly “insulin­-dependent diabetes mellitus”. Let me say at this point that there is no homeopathic alternative to insulin,although some remedies may help to reduce the insulin requirements. People with type 1 diabetes are often quite young at the time of diagnosis, and will often have lost a lot of weight before diagnosis is made.In the case of the cells being resistant to insulin, management can often be achieved by a healthy diet, regular physical activity, drugs and sometimes insulin – this is type 2 diabetes and used to be known as “non-­insulin dependent diabetes mellitus”. These people are often in their middle years at time of diagnosis, and are often overweight, and can thus be helped considerably by dieting and regular physical activity.Management of diabetes So where can homeopathy contribute to the management of diabetes? First of all,homeopathic treatment can help improve the general health of a person with diabetes. If a person with diabetes is in good health, his or her insulin requirements will be steady and the blood glucose well controlled. If the general health is poor, it can be very difficult to achieve good control.This can be helped by administering a “constitutional” remedy, based on the totality of the patient’s symptoms and characteristics. The effect will be to improve the general sense of well-being, to improve diabetes control, and maybe to lower the insulin or drug requirements.The remedy Syzygium (Jambol seeds) has a reputation for a specific effect on diabetes, and can be given in mother tincture, three drops daily in water. I cannot claim much success with this, but a veterinary colleague has reported excellent results in dogs.Boericke’sMateria Medica mentions several other remedies, which cause diabetic symptoms,such as an increased urinary output and the presence of sugar in the urine (glycosuria), in their provings. Uranium nitricum is one of these, and it is associated with great emaciation and fluid retention, thirst, nausea and vomiting. It can be tried in low potency, twice daily.Phloridzin(obtained from the root of the apple and other fruit trees) is another remedy indicated.Specific complications Unfortunately,if the blood glucose level is not well controlled in diabetes, several serious complications can arise. It is important that people with diabetes have regular checks to detect any complications early. However, homeopathy can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of these complications.NeuropathyThe peripheral nerves can be damaged giving rise to blunting of sensation in the feet and hands. This can be dangerous because minor injuries, such as blisters,will not be felt and will thus be ignored. They can then progress to seriously infected ulcers which will take a long time to heal. I must stress that although homeopathic remedies can help here, they must be used in a complementary and not alternative way, because conventional medicines such as antibiotics may be vital to prevent gangrene from occurring.The numbness may be helped by Conium (hemlock) especially if this is accompanied by weakness of body and mind, difficulty walking because of trembling and weakness, and dizziness.Plumbum(lead) may be useful if the numbness is accompanied by hypersensitivity with neuralgic pains. These pains are better for hard pressure and rubbing, and worse at night.The infected ulcers can be helped to heal by using Calendula (marigold) both  externally as a lotion, and also internally, using a 6c potency twice daily.NephropathyThe urine must be regularly checked for the presence of protein which would indicate that the kidneys have become affected. Good diabetes control will minimise the risk of kidney damage.Unless severe damage has occurred, homeopathic remedies can help renal function. Apis mellifica (the honey bee) can stimulate a good urine flow and improve fluid retention. Natrum muriaticum (salt), Lycopodium (club moss) and Sulphur are all wonderful constitutional medicines which can improve renal function if the patient fits the type.ThrushAlthough not a life-threatening complication, recurrent thrush can make life pretty miserable. Again good blood glucose control minimises the problem, but there are several homeopathic remedies which can help with the symptoms.The one I most commonly use is a potency of the fungal organism itself, Candida. I use Candida 30c three times a day until the symptoms remit. This also tends to prevent recurrences.Otheruseful remedies are:Helonias(unicorn root): Profuse, thick, creamy discharge. Severe itching and soreness.Kreosotum: Smelly, yellow-staining discharge. Rawness and itching.Erectiledysfunction (impotence) This is a problem that causes a lot of distress, and for which there is no easy conventional solution. Good diabetes control is of the essence, but homeopathic treatment can also help. Again, I would use a constitutional remedy wherever possible, with the addition of the following remedies in low potency:Coca(divine plant of the Incas) – especially where associated with exhaustion and palpitations. Irritable, prefers to be alone.Phosphoric acid – mental debility. Cannot maintain an erection. Testicles tender and swollen.Moschus(musk) intense desire, but impotence. Fainting fits – tends to be hysterical.Worse for cold. Desire for stimulants.ArteriopathyPeople with diabetes in the past were put on diets rich in fats to compensate for the sugar and carbohydrate that they could not eat. It is now realized that this is not necessary and nowadays people with diabetes have much healthier diets, low in fats and with an average carbohydrate content. It is possible therefore that the high rate of atherosclerosis (furring of the arteries) seen in people with diabetes is as a result of their diet, and not of the disease itself.Atherosclerosis causes heart disease, stroke, poor circulation in the limbs and kidney damage. Hopefully the incidence of these complications will now reduce.I would like to illustrate this complication with a case history. Mr KS (aged 69)came to see me with an infected ulcer on his big toe. It had failed to heal using conventional treatment, including an admission to the hospital for intravenous antibiotics. His other leg had been amputated four years previously after a similar infection could not be controlled.He was under the care of a vascular surgeon who was very gloomy about his chances of keeping his remaining leg. X-rays showed osteomyelitis of the bone underlying the ulcer, and Doppler studies showed a very poor circulation in the leg. I treated him with a constitutional remedy (Nux vomica 1M) for his general health, and he felt better in himself very quickly. I gave him Calendula both internally (6c twice daily) and externally as a lotion to bathe the ulcer. Hehad Secale 6c twice daily to help the blood circulation.After two months the ulcer was nearly healed, but the leg became swollen, so Ichanged him on to Apis 200c, one dose weekly.The fluid retention resolved, but the leg became very painful and the veins became distended. He had Hamamelis 6c twice daily for this, which helped considerably.Although the ulcer was by this time very much smaller, it would not completely close, and continued to ooze yellowish pus. He first had Silica 6c twice daily for this, and then Hepar sulph 6c twice daily.He was finally able to stop all medication after 15 months, with the ulcer fully healed, and the leg pain-free and a good colour.Caution : Do not use any of above mentioned medicines without guidance of qualified homoeopathic consultant.

5 - Indicated Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis!

Dr. Balkrishna Singh, Dermatologist
A skin disease that worsens every winters is Psoriasis. A patient suffering from psoriasis dreads the winters just because of this. He or she tends to remain well throughout the summers. As the weather starts to cool, he starts worrying. The worry is not unfounded. The skin of the psoriasis patient can get quite bad. It itches badly and even starts bleeding after scratching. There are large patches of eruptions with whitish scale formation on the top of the skin.What is Psoriasis?Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disease in which the skin cells proliferate profusely. The rate of formation of the skin cells is far higher than normal. It can even be 1000 times the normal rate. Due to this increased rate of formation of skin cells, the immature cells keep getting pushed on to the surface of the skin. That is why the skin cells are large, whitish flakes like that of dandruff. The inflammation of the skin causes redness and itching. In fact, it is itching which is the most troublesome for the patient. At times there is so much itching that one is forced to scratch till it bleeds and becomes raw.A common myth that persists with general people is that psoriasis may spread from one patient to another healthy person by contact. Here one needs to understand that psoriasis is not contagious. This means that it cannot spread from one person to another. In fact, psoriasis is not an infectious disease. It does not occur due to infection of any sort. That is why it does not spread from one person to another.Treating Psoriasis with Homeopathy- Natural Homeopathic remedies for PsoriasisWhen it comes to the treatment of psoriasis, it is a general perception that it is incurable. This perception is not exactly right. It is based on the view and experience of the allopathic system in the treatment of psoriasis. The mainstay of the allopathic system of medicine in psoriasis happens to be steroids. This is in direct contrast with the homeopathic system. Homeopathy is far more effective in the treatment of psoriasis and these homeopathic medicines are completely natural and do not contain any chemical compounds at all. The homeopathic remedies do not intend to suppress this inflammation. In fact, they intend to correct the cause that has resulted in this indiscriminate cell division and also the inflammation. Once these two things are set right, the symptoms disappear on their own. The skin lesions clear up and the skin starts looking normal as if nothing had ever happened.5 best Homeopathic medicines for PsoriasisAt the very outset, I wish to state that when it comes to treating Psoriasis with Homeopathy, it requires some patience on the part of both the patient and the doctor to get good results in the homeopathic treatment of psoriasis. That is essentially because of the nature of the disease and not because of any shortcoming of the homeopathic system of medicine. Psoriasis is an inveterate disease and can cause a lot of trouble and anxiety to the affected patient. That is why I am saying that it requires some patience on the part of the patient and doctor. Often patients start treatment and expect instant results from the treatment. They complain and whine to the doctor that their problem is not getting cured. This puts pressure on the doctor and if he is not experienced enough, he ends up changing the line of treatment under pressure from the patient. This can often lead to a golden chance of cure of psoriasis being missed.Here I am giving a list of the 5 best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. This list is based on my personal experience and is not an exhaustive list. Many other medicines are used in the treatment of this disorder and the right selection of medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending upon the symptoms of each individual patient.Graphites- One of the best homeopathic remedies for psoriasis with constipationIn cases where constipation is also present along with psoriasis, Graphites is one of the best homeopathic remedies for psoriasis. The patient is usually chilly which means that he cannot tolerate cold easily. There may be thick sticky discharge from the eruptions. The skin becomes rough and hard. The bends of joints and groin area is much more affected. In some cases, eczema may also be present with psoriasis. In female patients, there may be disturbance in the menstrual cycle too. Mostly, the periods are short and scanty. The periods are usually delayed.Mezereum- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis on the scalpIn cases where the primary area that is involved happens to be the head or the scalp, Mezereum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. The head tends to be covered with thick and leathery crusts under which there is collection of pus. There is often formation of white scabs on the scalp. Scaly eruptions are also seen.Arsenic Iodatum- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis with multiple coloursIn cases where the patches of psoriasis are varied in colour, Ars-iod is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. The skin is dry, scaly and itching. The scales are large in size. On exfoliation, the scales leave behind the raw exuding surface. The patient is usually thin and emaciated.Sepia- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis with foul odour from skinWhen there is foul odor from the eruptions and the affected area, Sepia is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. It is a deep acting medicine and should not be repeated often. Women are more likely to be affected and that too after menopause. The patient is of yellowish complexion. Weakness, irritability and indifference are also present along with the usual symptoms of psoriasis.Thyroidinum- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis with obesityIn cases where obesity is a concomitant symptom of Psoriasis, Thyroidinum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. The itching is worse at night. At times, there is itching without any visible skin lesions. The skin is dry and feels impoverished.

Let Homeopathy Help to Fight Asthma

Dr. Anubha, Homeopath
An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250000 annual deaths attributed to the disease. In fact, it is estimated that the number of people with asthma will grow by more than 100 million by 2025. Asthma is a condition in which the patient suffers from a respiratory problem and it is not something which we know of recently. It is certainly not confined to our epoch – Seneca the younger, a powerful Roman leader and historic figure, described his asthma as his “last gasp”. However, he was something of a celebrity during his age and his demise was certainly not due to asthma! What is this last gasp that Seneca was referring to? Here are more details on understanding asthma.TYPES 1. Allergic (extrinsic/ atopic)Asthma 2. Infective or Intrinsic Asthma 3. Emotional Asthma 4. Occupational asthma CAUSES Allergen Irritants Respiratory infection Anxiety or stress In Children: Due to house dust mites and pets in the child’s bedroom Others: Medicines such as aspirin and beta-blockers, sulphites in food or beverages Acid reflux and heartburn SYMPTOMSCoughing, especially at night Wheezing Shortness of breath Chest tightness, pain, or pressure.Asthma has often been labelled as incurable and chronic but it can be treated with homoeopathic medicines. Case so frequent origin and those affecting children have shown encouraging curative results on the use of homoeopathy to stem the disease. Homoeopaths study not only the symptoms but also try and find out the cause and precipitating factors to prevent it from causing more harm to vital organs (like lungs, heart, brain etc.) and the medicine is administered according to the patient's condition. For those who are heavily dependent on inhalers, homoeopathic treatment will help you fight the precipitating factors (allergen), thereby reducing your dependency. Conditions such as poor resistance to climatic changes, recurrent colds / sinusitis and atopic dermatitis (skin infection) can be effectively treated during the course of the treatment. This individualistic approach helps in overall improvement of the condition and relieves any other condition associated with asthma.

Homeopathy Treatment for Arthritis

Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy, Homeopath
Arthritis means the inflammation of one or more joints. Where two or more bone meets called joint and are responsible for the movement of legs or hands. The joints space like our knee, hip, elbow are surrounded by a capsular structure called Synovial capsule. The inner layer of the synovial capsule is called the synovial membrane. The synovial membrane secretes some fluids and fills the capsule called synovial fluid. the function synovial fluid is to keep the articulated joint surface lubricated and slippery for smooth movement. The external part synovial capsule is surrounded by various ligaments (the band like structure ) which are joined between the two connecting bones and tendons ( the long fibrous tough rounded strip-like structure formed at the end of muscles) of muscles. Inside the synovial capsule the two end of the jointed bones are not simply contacted with each other, but a thick spongy layer present in between the two end of the bone, which is called the cartilage. That spongy plate-like structure, the cartilage prevents the bone end from getting contact each other and from friction during movement. Joint StructureTypes of ArthritisThere are 100 types of arthritis. Among them, the 2 common arthritis are OSTEOARTHRITIS and RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. OSTEOARTHRITISThe Osteoarthritis is mostly affected middle age to old age group. In osteoarthritis, the lining cartilage that present in between the two end of bones in the joint space get thinned and as a result, the bones come in direct contact to each other during movement. So the bones get damage and there is pain and cracking sound is found when you walk or climbing a staircase.Normal and osteoarthritis joint RHEUMATOID ARTHRITISThe Rheumatoid arthritis is another type of major arthritis. Here the changes occur inside the joint capsule (synovial capsule) at the synovial membrane. The synovial membrane gets thickened and the thickness gradually spread in all synovial membrane and also attack the cartilage and bones too. That makes the joint in a fixed position. In rheumatoid arthritis, the common symptoms are pain and swelling of joints. The stiffness of joints. The stiffness is more at morning. When the disease progress there is damaged of joints part inside. Normal joint and Rheumatoid arthritis JointTREATMENT AND MANAGMENT ASPECT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITISRegarding medicinal treatment, the pain and stiffness of the joints should be addressed so that the person can feel comfortable and move. There are various treatments to reduce the pain and stiffness. There are good homeopathy medicines that can reduce the pain substantially in a short period of time. The major positive aspect of homeopathy medicines are those give a long-standing relieve for years together in comparison to other treatment who gives a short term relieve of  few hours and need to continue daily. Another important aspect of homeopathy medicine in osteoarthritis is it does not give any kind of drug side effects at all, so very safe for all types of patient. The homeopathy treatment does not treat the disease symptoms only  but help to make the person a healthy as a whole by preserving health. There is no drug dependency in homeopathy treatment so can be used by any age group without any fear. Lifestyle changes-Lifestyle changes are important for all types of arthritis. Exercise helps to relieve joint stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue,and improve muscle and bone strength.  The exercise program may include daily morning walk. Heat or ice application- heat or ice application whatever make you feel better can apply to relieve the pain.Splints or orthotics – splints or orthotics can apply to support joints and help improve their position. Massage the joints with any medicinal oil to keep the inflamed area south.Get plenty of sleep. Sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night and taking naps during the day can help you recover from a flare-up more quickly, and may even help prevent flare-ups.Avoid staying in one position for too long.Avoid positions or movements that place extra stress on your sore joints.Try stress-reducing activities, such as meditation, yoga, pranayama etcEat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, which contain important vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E.Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, and herring), flaxseed, rapeseed (canola) oil, soybeans, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.

The Scope of Homeopathy in Various Auto Immune Diseases

Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy, Homeopath
The environment where we live is packed with various harmful agents like bacteria, virus, allergy inducing particles (antigens), chemicals, dusts, pollutants etc. Every moment they are entering inside our body either through the air that we breathe or foods or drinks that we take or through skin by contact with. Inside our body there is a defence unity called body immune system that consist of various immune cells.Those immune cells of our immune system acts like well trained shoulders at the situation whenever any foreign particles like virus, bacteria or harmful substance enter inside our body they fight with them to kill and protect our body and cells from their attack. So every moment our immune cells are engaged in searching and fighting with the foreign substances to keep our body safe and healthy.BUT, sometimes our immune system get confuse to recognize between our own cell and outer foreign particles and start attacking our own cells thinking of foreign particle by which some health issues are developed. This is called auto immune disease. There are as many as 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Some common auto immune diseases areRheumatoid arthritis - inflammation of joints and surrounding tissuesleucoderma (vitiligo) - white patches on the skinPsoriasis - a skin condition that causes redness and irritation as well as thick, flaky,silver-white patchesSLE - affects skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organsCeliac sprue - a reaction to gluten (found in wheat, rye, and barley) that causes damage to the lining of the small intestineInflammatory bowel disease - a group of inflammatory diseases of the colon and small intestineType 1 diabetes - destruction of insulin producing cells in the pancreasSjögren’s syndrome - destroys the glands that produce tears and saliva Pernicious anemia- decrease in red blood cells caused by inability to absorb vitamin B-12WHY THE AUTO IMMUNE DISEASES OCCURIn medical science it does not have any specific cause why it occurs. But there certain factors that may responsible for developing auto immune diseases.Many clinical surveys say that the environmental factor plays a major role in developing various auto immune diseases. Now a days our environment has changed a lot. Everywhere there is pollution. The airs, water, foods all are polluted. 50 years ago there were not so many types of auto immune diseases. The atmosphere was not so polluted like present age. During those period peoples were taking healthy foods not so  much adulterated foods. The air was clean not so much polluted like present day. So as the science and technology develops side by side brings lots of negative things. The pollution level rises. The ozone level is gradually decreasing in the air. The water level is gradually decreasing. There has been a lot of changes in the atmosphere in compare to the past few decades years back. Not only in the external world the changes is marked inside us. Our stress level has increased a lot. Our though process has changed a lot. Our work style has changed a lot. Our mind setup has changes a lot. Our perception towards a subject has been changed a lot. The positiveness and positive attitude has been decreased a lot. Our anxiety, fear, stress, level has increased in compare to past age. The attitude of a person has changed. Anger, irritability, greedy, intolerance attitude has been increased. Physical activities have reduced a lot. In fact the whole things have been changed from external world to our internal world drastically in the course of time. But our body, our organs, our cells are same as millions year back, working the same function like before. The changing of environment, the changing of emotional level, the changing of psychological level putting tremendous negative impact on our body, in our cells specifically in our immune endocrine system. So our innocent simple reacting immune system has been disturbed and acting abnormally as a result so many auto immune diseases are creating and destroying the human society. This is the real threat now in the medical science to cure the auto immune disease as because there is no treatment has been discovered to cure a auto immune disease except managing the symptoms for temporarily basis.Scope of Homeopathy Treatment- In this regards homeopathy has a prospective role of treatment in the auto immune disease as because homeopathy treatment is not only based on the disease symptoms alone but the person’s psychological and emotional symptoms also taken care which are otherwise known as the root trigger factors for the development of the disease. Every individual has its own trigger factors either in his psychological level or emotional level or physical level or genetic level. Homeopathy treatment finds the thread of root cause of the triggers factors and treat accordingly, thus helps to bring back the equilibrium of the body’s immune system in a natural way to normal state thus may help to cure the auto immune diseases. For example a person of having psychological trauma in past life like death of any of his/her nearest or dearest one and that makes him/her to a depressive state and in the course of time develops irritability and after a few years develops psoriasis. So a homeopath takes the detail symptoms not only about the psoriasis symptoms of the person but his/her past life event of any psychological trauma and his/her present irritability nature and basing on all those symptoms the medicine is choose and if given can able to cure the disease. So there are not same set of medicines for a particular disease which can be repeated for every patient. But at the same time the general management therapy whatever is required for the patient should be kept continued along with homeopathy treatment.

Truth About Homoeopathy

Dr. Sameer Kumar Singh, Homeopath
Homeopathy: A near complete system of medicine:Homeopathy is not limited to certain diseases but is universally applicable to all kinds of diseases. It is time, when people must be made fully aware of the benefits and the scope of homeopathy in various day-to-day diseases. Homeopathy should be more and more made available to the benefit of ailing persons, as it can positively help 90% of the diseases we have today.Some of the common comments made by the conventional doctors:Homeopathy does not workIt is very easy for anyone to comment negatively about any science. However, it can be considered valid only if the opinion comes either from professional training or personal experience. Please ask your doctor, if the opinion is based on his or her personal training. Ask, if the doctor has evaluated clinical studies published in homeopathic medical world. It is helpful to find out if such an opinion is a arising out serious experience or wishful assumption.Homeopathy is a placebo therapyWell, please find out from your doctors, if or not, his is informed about a number of clinical trials and animal studies suggesting that homeopathy is not a placebo therapy, but it has proven efficacy in controlled studies.Homeopathy is slow actingThis opinion is partly correct. Homeopathy is relatively slow as compared to antibiotics, pain killers, cortisone, bronchodilators, etc.However, in chronic cases, what we are looking at long lasting recovery rather than just fast and short term relief. In that context, slower pace of homeopathy is not big limitation. In most cases, we (patients and doctors) are more interested in the treatment that is more deep acting and long lasing rather than just fast but short acting, except in critical care.There is no research done in homeopathyIt is true, that relatively there is less research in homeopathy, compared to the mainstream medicine. There is ongoing research in homeopathy.Homeopathy is very old system of medicine and it is not relevant todayWell, those who make such a comment may be suggested to make some research into the history of medicine. Homeopathy is amongst the newest of medical systems. It is 210 years old, introduced by a German scientist Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755 to 1843), as compared to the conventional medicine, which date backs to Hippocrates (460 BC to 370 BC). Homeopathy is a young science. And, it has been evolving.Homeopathy works only for functional and emotional diseaseExperience of thousands of practitioners and millions of patients confirm that homeopathy also works in the cases of physical pathology such as intestinal ulcers, fissures, chronic inflammation, infections, skin lesions, arthritis, etc. There are tons of documented cases proving this fact.Homeopathy is not recognized by FDA, WHO, Government, etc.The US FDA and similar agencies in most developed countries have approval for homeopathic medicines. The WHO has approved on homeopathy and it has been accepted as an alternative system of medicine.Most of the developed courtiers have recognized homeopathic medical college including United States, UK, Germany, India, Australia and other 150 countries.Many scientists, medical doctors, prime ministers and presidents of many countries, government officials, authors, film stars, teachers, etc. prefer to opt for homeopathy.Unfortunately, many patients are deprived of the benefits of homeopathy due to their doctor’s ignorance.Let us see what the doctors WOULD NOT say about homeopathy:Homeopathy is good for chronic diseasesIt is likely that your doctor would not tell you that homeopathic treatment is very good for chronic diseases, in particular. This suggestion may not come due to ignorance, but from lack of experience or fixed ideas.Conventional treatment is good for acute disease while homeopathy is more effective for chronic diseases. The conventional doctors are not likely to suggest it due to the reasons stated in the previous comment as above. For a particular range of diseases, homeopathy is strongly suggested. A wide range of chronic diseases such as migraine, psoriasis, arthritis, asthma, allergies, ulcerative colitis, warts, urticaria, etc. homeopathy is distinctly effective. But, it is possible that your doctor would not say it.I take homeopathy treatment for myself and for my familyMany conventional doctors opt for homeopathic treatment for themselves and for their own family members. Only few would admit.