Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Aloe Vera is extremely healthful for your mouth and gums. Take that to your next dentist appointment!
2.Provides Rapid Soothing
Aloe Vera enhances fibroblast function. Fibroblast are those remarkable little cells responsible for collagen formation. They also assist in the soothing of minor burns, cuts, scrapes and skin irritations.
3.Aids in Healthy Digestion
A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the foods we eat are absorbed into the blood stream. Aloe Vera has natural, detoxifying abilities. Drinking Aloe Vera Gel regularly may improve bowel regularity and increase protein absorption, while at the same time decrease unfriendly bacteria and yeast – all done naturally! Aloe Vera has also demonstrated its ability to assist in soothing heartburn and other types of digestive upset.
4.Immune Support and Function
Aloe Vera provides natural support for the immune system. Since the immune system works around the clock protecting the body, aloe vera, with its natural immune enhancers, gives the body a continual arsenal from which to draw.
5.Regulates Weight and Energy Levels
Aloe Vera naturally, and with regular use, allows the body to cleanse the digestive system. Our diets include many unwanted substances which can cause lethargy and exhaustion. Taken regularly, Aloe Vera ensures a greater feeling of well-being, allowing energy levels to increase and helping to maintain a healthy body weight.
6.Collagen and Elastin Repair
Aloe Vera can add a rich supply of building materials to produce and maintain healthy skin. The skin replenishes itself every 21 to 28 days. Using the nutritional building blocks of aloe vera, the skin can utilize these nutrients daily to help combat the effects of aging! A daily dose of Aloe Vera can be just what your skin is thirsting for.
7.Daily Dose of Minerals
Some of the minerals found in aloe vera include calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc. What a powerful storehouse! We all know that adding foods to our diets with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals is recommended for overall health. Aloe Vera is a natural and healthful way to replenish the body’s supply.
8.Daily Dose of Vitamins
Aloe Vera includes Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. The human body simply cannot store some of these vitamins; therefore we need to supplement them regularly through our diets. What better way than by drinking a daily dose of Aloe Vera, while at the same time building the body’s defense system naturally against oxidative stress!
9.. Anti-inflammatory Properties
Aloe Vera has 12 natural substances that have been shown to inhibit inflammation without side effects. Aloe may also support proper joint and muscle mobility.
10. Body-Building Blocks
Amino acids are our body’s building blocks. Eight which are essential and cannot be made by the body are found within the aloe plant! Aloe Vera on a regular basis allows you to help maintain your health by replenishing your body naturally with these essential amino acids. An analysis of the aloe vera plant shows that it comes closer than any other known plant to the duplication of essential amino acids.
Chikungunya is a contagious, continuous fever which spreads through mosquito bite, especially the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is a viral disorder caused by alpha virus (also called chik virus). Chikungunya is named after the posture of a person who suffers from this severe type of fever (i.e. doubling up due to severe joint pains - in the local language of Tanzania). Sources say that chikungunya was first identified in Tanzania (1952) and in India by 1963. It had also a violent outbreak in India by 1971.
Aedes-type mosquitoes are smaller than other mosquitoes and they breed only in artificially stagnated fresh water, i.e. water tanks, water stored flower pots, buckets filled with water, etc. Aedes aegypti is the more common type. It is also called Asian tiger mosquito as it has white stripes in its black body and legs. It bites chiefly during the daytime.
Symptoms - Usually symptoms differ from place to place / patient to patient depending upon the age and stamina of the sufferer. The common symptoms are
§ Sudden rise in temperature above 101°F
§ Continuous fever with restlessness
§ Nausea and vomiting
§ Headache and severe body pain
§ Painful joints, especially knee and ankle
§ Swelling in the joints (occasional)
§ Redness and soreness of eyes
§ Glare of vision / sensitivity of eyes on seeing bright objects (occasional)
§ Itching, blotches and burning skin rashes (occasional)
§ Coated tongue with loss of taste
§ Ulcers or blisters in mouth
§ Diarrhoea (occasional)
§ Bleeding internal or external (in skin, brain and kidney) (occasional)
§ Neurological complications due to bleeding in brain (occasional)
Generally fever takes 5-7 days to subside (if properly treated), whereas other symptoms (if developed) take longer to go. For example - joint pains / swelling take at least 10-15 days to subside, sometimes even months.
Homeopathic approach - In Homeopathy, we treat the patients (symptoms of the patients) and not the disease. In Homeopathy, medicines are usually selected with the mode of onset of complaints, characteristic symptoms of the patient with respect to appetite, thirst, sweat, shivering, mental restlessness, sleep, urine, stool habits, and the character of the disease and its exciting cause, etc. A well-selected remedy quickly supports the body mechanism and clears the complaints at the earliest.
In Homeopathy, the medicines are not going to act against the disease or kill the bacteria or virus directly; diagnosis with lab investigations and causative factor (bacteria or virus) are less important. So, a lot of patients being diagnosed (?) as having chikungunya or 'PUO' can also be easily treated by increasing the immune mechanism with Homeopathy medicines. Homeopathic remedies make the patient more comfortable during treatment by supporting the healing process and stimulating the immune response.
Most often, chikungunya sufferers get hospitalised with high temperature, severe body pain, swelling of joints and redness of eyes. Even after treatment, the symptoms will not completely disappear and they will not feel the well-being sensation even after completion of the treatment. This most feared, communicable, tough in treating, chikungunya fever with its symptoms can be treated/controlled well with effective Homeopathy treatment. Homeopathy plays a major role by increasing the resistance power. The resistance is sought to be improved by giving no chance for occurrence or recurrence due to re-infection of the same bacteria or virus. One can feel the well-being sensation while / after being treated with Homeopathic medicines.
For treating chikungunya fever/suffering - Homeopathic medicines commonly used are Aconite, Apis-mel, Ars alb, Baptisia, Belladonna, Bryonia, Eupatorium Perf, Ferrum phos, Gelsemium, Nat mur, Rhus tox, Pulsatilla, Pyrogen, etc. It is better to have these medicines under the advice and diagnosis of a Qualified Homeopath since symptoms presentation of each individual varies and often calls for different type of medicines even for the same chikungunya fever. So, without consulting a doctor, one cannot take the right medicine for any ailment.
For prevention - One can buy the following medicines from Homeopathic pharmacy and take as per instructions for a week:Rhus tox 1M / 4 pills / daily morning and evening &Eupatorium perf 1M / 4 pills / daily afternoon and night
For post-fever effects
§ For joint pains and tiredness -Arnica 1M/ only one dose / 4 pills of 30 size globules - at bed time, followed with Rhus tox 1M / 4 pills / daily morning, afternoon, evening & night for a week
§ For joints swelling and pain-Bryonia 1M / 4 pills / daily morning and evening & Apis 200 / 4 pills / daily afternoon and night for a week
§ For headache -Gelsemium 200 / 4 pills / daily morning, afternoon, evening and night for a week
If any of the complaints happen to persist or seem not to get improved, it is better to consult your health professional immediately.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Doses- Potency 30;200 : 4-5 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed
When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chamomilla has this symptom, but the Chamomilla patient gets hot and sweats, while the Bryonia patient is apt to be chilly, though he appears hot. There is a bitter in the mouth and the stools are hard and dry, or , if loose, papescent and profuse and associated with a colic. Berberis has stitching pains from the liver to the umbilicus. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.
Dose- Potency-6x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .
This remedy has much sensitiveness and dull pain in the region of the liver; the patient cannot lie on the right side. The liver is enlarged. The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced. The stools are either clay-colored from absence of bile, or yellowish-green bilious stools passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish white coated tongue which takes the imprint of the teeth and there is a foetid breath, loss of appetite and depression of spirits. Leptandra has aching and soreness in the region of the liver and is especially indicated in the lazy livers of city men; but is distinguished from Mercurius in the stools, which are pitchlike and black, accompanied with no tenesmus, but rather a griping and the pains of Leptandra are dull, aching and burning in the posterior part of the liver. The character of the diarrhoea will also distinguish Mercurius from Magnesia muriatica, which is useful in the enlarged livers of puny and rachitic children. Mercurius is the remedy for jaundice arising from abuse of quinine when fever is present. It is a splendid remedy for "torpid liver." It suits well simple jaundice in children. Cowperthwaite believes that, as a rule, Mercurius dulcis 2X is the most effective preparation of mercury in catarrhal jaundice.
Dose- Potency-Tincture;6x; 30;200;1M : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice daily.The 200th and 1000th seem to do good work in cholera infantum,when indicated.
The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhoea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhoea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called "vegetable mercury." There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.
Dose- Potency – Tincture;3x;6x : 8-10 granules of 3x;6x or 15 drops of tincture twice daily till amelioration is noticed.
The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhoea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia.Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher's great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.
Dose- Potency- 3x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.
Myrica cerifera. [Myric]
Dose- Potency-Tincture ;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offensive, tenacious mucus. Dull pain in right side below the ribs no appetite, and desire for acids; unrefreshing sleep.
Nux vomica. [Nux-m]
Dose- Potency- 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day twice daily.Its effect is best,if given in the evening.
In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present. Jaundice induced by anger also calls for Nux, also jaundice from abuse of quinine, in the former cases reminding of Chamomilla , which is an excellent remedy for biliousness of nervous, irritable women. In the enlarged liver of drunkards, Sulphur, Lachesis, Fluoric acid, Arsenic and Ammonium muriaticum must also be borne in mind, together with Nux. Juglans cinerea causes a jaundice like Nux vomica, with stitching pains about the liver and under the right scapula, bilious stools and occipital headache. Nux must be compared with China, Pulsatilla in liver affections from over-eating. Iris seems to have a solvent action upon the bile, it is especially useful in torpid liver and when gastric disorders result from perversion of hepatic and intestinal functions. Jaundice and constipation. Aloes has biliousness from torpor of the portal system, distension of the liver, bitter taste and jaundice.
Dose- Potency-6x; 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .Higher potency is not taken too frequently.
Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity. There are no real icteric symptoms, but there is a peculiar sallow complexion. Natrum sulphuricum is useful when the patient has a bad, slimy taste in the mouth and "thinks he is bilious." There is apt to be weight and aching in the liver; he can lie on that side, but on turning to the left side the liver seems to pull and draw. Natrum sulphuricum is the greatest Schuessler specific for liver affections, and clinically it has often worked well. Dr. Alfred Pope claims that Lycopodium is more useful than any other remedy in old hepatic congestions. Pain in back and right side from congestion will often yield to the remedy.
Carduus marianus. [Card-m]
Dose- Potency- Tincture;1x;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day till amelioration is noticed.
This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of "liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy. Biliousness following la grippe has been cured with Carduus. Hydrastis has a bitter taste and chronic torpor of the bowels, lack of appetite, coated tongue and yellow urine. Carduus resembles Aloes. Hale says that it stands between Aloes and Hamamelis in its action on the veins. It has been used in gall stone colic successfully in the tincture, and it deserves a trial before restoring to opiates.
Dose- Potency-12x; 30;200;1M;CM : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .Acts in all potencies from lowest to highest.some of the best results are obtained from higher potencies and not from the frequent doses.Chronic cases be treated with higher potency.
Sulphur is suitable to chronic affections of the liver; it increases the flow of bile and there is much pain and soreness in the liver. Sulphur often completes the cure commenced by Nux. Liver complaints from abuse of mercury will oftentimes call for Sulphur. If the stools are colorless and if much jaundice or ascites be present Sulphur is contra-indicated. Lachesis, however, has jaundice, as do all snake poisons, and is useful in the enlarged livers of drunkards, with tenderness on pressure and throbbing in the right side. Jaundice from sexual excesses call for Cinchona. Dr. Thayer, of Boston, recommended Cinchona in biliary calculi,and Dr. Williams,of Augusta has had success with Ipecac in this connection. Burnett claims that Hydrastis is the best remedy in gall-stone colic. Berberis vulgaris is also an important remedy in gall-stone affections.
Dose- Potency-3x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .Should not be given too low or in too continuous doses,especially in tuberculous cases.It may act as Euthanasia here.
Phosphorus is homoeopathic to fatty degeneration of the liver, with well marked soreness and jaundice. The stools are grayish white. Cirrhosis and atrophy may also call for Phosphorus. The jaundice is indicative of organic diseases, and the remedy is a useful one in malignant diseases of the liver. Digitalis has also been recommended in acute yellow atrophy. Jaundice accompanying pneumonia may also call for Phosphorus.
Dose- Potency-Tincture;3x : 15 drops thrice a day till amelioration is noticed.
This is a decided liver remedy, and the indications are a mapped tongue and a bitter taste in the mouth, chilliness after eating, pain and soreness in the region of the liver and bilious diarrhoea. Kali bichromicum also has a mapped tongue. Yucca filamentosa has a pain going from the upper region of the liver to the back and a bad taste in the mouth. The stools are loose and bilious, accompanied with much flatus. The face is yellow and sallow and the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth. Another remedy used in bilious troubles is Euonymus; it has intense heavy, wearing, occipital headache, the stools are deficient in bile, and it is useful in cardiac disturbance from inaction of the liver. Euonymus 2X is an admirable remedy in hepatic congestion. Dr. Wm. E. Leonard says: " In the case of torpid livers with tendency to attacks of biliary colic, it anticipates and prevents the colic." Chionanthus has biliousness, sick headache, coated tongue, nausea and complete anorexia. It is remedy highly recommended for biliary calculi. Jaundice and hepatic pain are its indications. It overcomes catarrh, liquifies the bile, prevents the formation of calculi and promotes the discharge of those already formed. Sluggish circulation in the liver with the long train of symptoms resulting therefrom are indications. Ptelea has sharp pains in right hypochondria, distress in liver and constipation.
The potency of a homeopathic remedy is its strength. Potencies range usually from 3x or 3c progressively up to M, CM, and LM potencies. When self-prescribing without the benefit of professional advice, use lower potencies like 12c.
Remedies are available in tiny round sugar pellets or globules and tablets made of sucrose or lactose. For those oversensitive to a tiny amount of sucrose or lactose, remedies can be ordered in liquid form containing alcohol. For those avoiding even small amounts of alcohol or sugar, LM potencies must be used, but these must be prepared in liquid form by a very knowledgable homeopath.
Taking the remedy:
Try not touch the pellets as they can be antidoted by something you've touched earlier. First, pour them into the cap or the extra cap found inside the tube. Then, pour these into your mouth and under your tongue and allow them to slowly dissolve there.
Adults: Take 4 pellets.
Children: Give 3 pellets under the tongue or crush them in a clean paper and pour into mouth.
Infants: Dissolve 3 pellets in 1/2 glass of water and give two teaspoons as prescribed.
When to take the remedy:
Whenever possible take a remedy at bedtime, as the body is at rest. During the day try to take the remedy away from meals, at least 1/2 hour before eating, and at least one hour after eating because while the body is busy digesting food there can be a digestive upset with certain remedies. In an acute case, such as an injury, take the remedy immediately no matter when you have eaten. The mouth should also be free of any strong tastes. You may drink liquids shortly before and after taking a remedy. If you are taking a remedy several times a day, try to schedule some of the doses before bed, upon waking and during the day.
According to Hering's homeopathic "law of cure," in the course of cure during homeopathic treatment, the symptoms improve from the inside outward, from above downwards, from the most vital to the less vital organs, and in the reverse order of their original onset of appearance. The vital force, energy, and the most commonplace symptoms such as general emotions, improve before physical symptoms. It is common during homeopathic treatment for the earlier suppressed symptoms to reappear briefly. This is actually beneficial because the re-emergence of old symptoms shows that they are no longer suppressed and can indicate the original factors of the recent illness and be treated. The chronic longstanding symptoms take longer to cure than recent and acute maladies.
How Long to Take a Remedy:
As long as the symptoms persist the remedy should be taken providing that some changes are beginning to happen.
When to Stop or Change the remedy:
While the remedy is acting on your symptoms, you do not repeat the dosage. You must wait to take the next dose until the remedy has stopped acting (that is, when you experience the dip). If your symptoms disappear, you do not need the remedy any longer. If the symptoms change, you may need a different remedy. You must therefore become aware of what is going on in your body. So, be more aware than usual. This is not the usual pill-popping.
When the symptoms are cured, stop taking the remedy. If the symptoms change, change to another remedy according to the new symptoms. If a remedy doesn't help your symptoms it will not hurt you, but if within a day or two there is no improvement at all try a different appropriate remedy.
Orthodox/Allopathic Medical Drugs and Homeopathy:
Homeopathic remedies do not undermine the action of drugs or interact with them. On the other hand drugs may neutralize homeopathic remedies, most especially steroids such as Cortisone and Prednisone.
Self Prescribing Considerations and
The Importance of Modalities
There are so many homeopathic remedies for each disorder, that simply looking for "PAIN" will not find the most closely matching remedy for your specific pain. The fact that your ailment hurts is not sufficient to tell you which remedy to use. But the modalities of the pain – the kind of pain it is, where the pain is, and when it hurts most – will help enormously. These are some of the factors you need to address. For example: if the pain pulsates and burns in your leg in addition to having certain modalities such as worse on the left side and in the evening and better from cold applications, then you will be able to find the most curative remedy for your leg pain.
Modalities are always very important factors in choosing the most closely matching homeopathic remedy to the totality of the simillimum. They can be the deciding factors between several remedies which may be strongly indicated. Modalities are the modifying influences and circumstances which either ameliorate (influences which make the symptoms of a condition feel better), or aggravate (influences which make the symptoms of a condition feel worse). Modalities include many factors and stimuli as perceived by the patient. Modalities may have to do with temperature, weather, climate, movement, activity, time, right and left side, sensations, physical contact, foods, drinks, etc. They are the sensory manner and mode of how the symptoms are felt by the individual, and they are a most important criterion in choosing the right remedy.
Examples of the Disorders & Diseases that Homeopathy can improve or cure:
Acute Diseases & Disorders
Chronic Disorders & Diseases such as:
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Homeopathic Remedies for Hair Loss
Several homeopathic remedies are thought to be effective for hair loss, particularly thinning caused by pregnancy, stress, or emotional trauma.
How To Take: Use 6c strength except when indicated otherwise.
Fluoric acid - For brittle hair that falls out in small tufts.
Lycopodium - For premature balding and graying, or hair loss after childbirth. Eczema is often behind the ears.
Kali carbonicum: For dry, thinning hair.
Kali Sulphuricum - For yellow, flaking dandruff, which may be moist or sticky. Hair may fall out, leaving bald spots. Take one tablet twice daily for maximum 2 weeks.
Natrum mur - When hair loss is accompanied by dandruff and white crusts on the scalp. Greasy around the hairline.
Phosphorus - Indicated when hair falls out in handfuls.
Phosphorum acidum: Take 1X every six to eight hours for alopecia stemming from depression.
Selenium - For hair loss on the body and scalp. The scalp feels painful when touched.
Take 4 tablets under tongue three times daily.
Calc phos. - For hair loss after a fever.
Kali sulph - When the hair loss is accompanied by dandruff with dry, scaly eruptions.
Nat mur - For hair that is dry and falls out, or for beard hair that falls out.
Silicea - When the hair lacks nourishment, this remedy helps to bring strength and bounce back to the hair.
HOT FLASHES: HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Susun Weed writes that Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, a naturopathic physician, finds homeopathic remedies effective 80 percent of the time in relieving menopausal symptoms. One of her favorite remedies for hot flashes is Lachesis. She describes these remedies below:
Lachesis: If your flashes emanates from the top of your head, are worse just before sleep and immediately upon wakening and are accompanied by sweating, headaches, or easily irritated skin
Sepia: if your flashes make you feel weak, nauseated, exhausted, and depressed
Pulsatilla: if you flash less outdoors, but your flashes are often followed by intense chills and emotional uproar
Valeriana: if your face flushes strongly during the flash, and you have intense sweating and sleeplessness
Ferrum metallicum: if your flashes are sudden; your general health is good but ordinary activities bring exhaustion
Sulfuricum acidum: if your flashes include profuse sweating and trembling, are worse in evenings or with exercise
Sanguinaria: if your cheeks are red and burning, feet and hands hot
Belladonna: if the flash centers on your face, which burns and turns bright red; you are restless, agitated and have palpitations
Friday, May 25, 2007
Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Female Diseases or Diseases of Women
Dose- Potency 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day twice daily.It is found more effective if given in the evening.
Pulsatilla is one of the first remedies thought of in affection peculiar to women. Its essentially feminine disposition of gentleness, timidity, mildness, docility - "excellent thing in woman" - is most characteristic of the drug; even tearfulness, another feminine attribute, strongly points to Pulsatilla. Then, too, we have fickleness, indecision and changeableness, which are certainly characteristic of Pulsatilla and of some women. On the female organs Pulsatilla exerts a decided action. First let us note its effect on menstruation. It has a scanty menstrual flow with severe griping pains which are very severe at times, so severe that the patient can hardly bear the pain, it doubles her up. Thus, Pulsatilla, becomes a useful remedy in dysmenorrhoea. Dark menses which are delayed and accompanied with this severe menstrual colic and the characteristic temperament will be the indications; Chamomilla has dark menses and intolerance of pain, but temperament will distinguish. Aconite is also a useful remedy in dysmenorrhoea, but the discharge is bright red, the patient is plethoric and the whole picture indicates the congestive form which may have a distinct cause back of it, such as getting the feet wet; while Pulsatilla at the same time is rather a lymphatic remedy. The menses of Pulsatilla, besides being scanty, are quite apt to appear too late. There are few combination which might be mentioned here with profit. Thus we have menses as follows:
Late scanty : Pulsatilla, Conium, Dulcamara, Phosphorous and Sulphur.
Late and profuse : Causticum and Iodine.
Early and scanty : Conium, Natrum muriaticum, Phosphorous and Silicea.
Early and profuse: Ammonium carbonicum, Belladonna, Calcarea carbonica and Platinum.
This scantiness of the menses as well as the delay in their appearance suggest at once the use of Pulsatilla in amenorrhoea, and it is a very useful remedy, but it must be closely indicated, Where the menses flow by fits and starts, and when due to wetting of the feet, it is indicated, as also in delayed first menses in chlorotic girls. It must be distinguished from Dulcamara, which has menstrual suppression from getting the feet wet, but the temperament is not that of Pulsatilla. Then, too, Dulcamara has characteristically an eruption on the face which precedes menstruation; The leucorrhoea of Pulsatilla is chlorotic in nature and is apt to accompany the delayed and scanty menstruation; it is usually thick, creamy or milky, but it may be thin, acrid and associated with swelling of the uvula. A general distinction between Pulsatilla and Sepia is that Pulsatilla is worse during menstruation and Sepia before menstruation.
Dose- Potency 12;30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .Should not be used too low or be repeated too frequently.On the other hand Dr.Jousset’s unique experience is that it should be continued for some time in strong doses.
Sepia is a remedy acting especially on the female organs and is a most valuable one; it produces in its provings venous congestion, which accounts for many of its symptoms. The general symptoms in a case calling for Sepia are of the utmost importance. Thus we have characteristically the weakness and want of tone, in the whole system, the yellow complexion, the yellow saddle over the nose, the sunken dark-ringed eyes, the relief from violent motion, due probably to the toning up of the venous system by such, and the amelioration in the middle of the day. These are all ground characteristics of the remedy; when they are present the other symptoms will be found to correspond with the drug most beautifully. The menstruation of Sepia may be of almost any combination, late and scanty being the most frequent. They may be early and scanty or early and profuse - discolorations of the skin attending menstruation are characteristic; the flow is apt to be dark, the menses are preceded by aching in the abdomen and by colicky pains. Amenorrhoea in those of distinct Sepia temperament where there is extreme sensitiveness to all impression. The leucorrhoea of Sepia is yellow - green in color and somewhat offensive. It may be milky; it is worse before the menses and is accompanied by bearing down. On the uterus itself Sepia exerts a decided action; the uterus is found to be enlarged and the cervix is indurated. Thus Sepia becomes a useful remedy in displacements, especially prolapsus or retroversions. There is irritability of the bladder and leucorrhoea. Dunham praised it highly here. There is often present a sensation as if the womb were clutched and suddenly released. Bearing down pains are grandly characteristic of Sepia; the patient feels as if everything would protrude from the vulva and this sensation is relieved by sitting with the limbs crossed. There is also with this a severe lumbo-sacral backache. It has great dryness of the vulva and vagina; painful to touch. Lilium tigrinum resembles Sepia closely in bearing down and dragging in the uterine region; with Lilium the patient has to support the vulva with the hand; the two drugs are easily differentiated. Though Dr. Dunham designated Sepia as the remedy par excellence for prolapsus, it should not be prescribed in a routine way. The symptoms are clear and one should always bear in mind as Du Maurier says: the irrepressible Sepianess of the remedy, that is its characteristics of weakness, sallowness, epigastric goneness and heaviness. On the ovaries Sepia produces some action; it is useful for chronic ovaritis, with dull, heavy pains and the general characteristic of the remedy.
Lilium tigrinum. [Lil-t]
Dose-Potency-30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice daily.The middle and higher potencies seem to have done best.Its curative action sometimes is slow in developing itself.
This remedy, as has been seen, resembles Sepia in one particular, and it has some similarities in others; for instance, it has a similar leucorrhoea and it is similarly used in displacements; still, as we shall see, they diverge considerably. Lilium does not have much effect on menstruation, that is characteristic. The leucorrhoea, however, is marked, it is watery, yellow or yellowish-brown and excoriating. The Sepia leucorrhoea is rarely excoriating. Kreosote is the first remedy to be thought of in acrid excoriating leucorrhoea. There is much nervousness and aimless hurrying with the remedy; the mind and body are weak and patients lack confidence in themselves; restless, weakness is characteristic. Lilium is a remedy especially useful in uterine symptoms following pregnancy and labor, when the uterus is heavy, has not regained its normal size nor returned to is normal position; hence there is present this heavy dragging in the hypogastric region. Patient seems impelled to stand or to keep on the go, as sitting or reclining does not relieve this dragging. There is often present with Lilium urging to urinate and urging to stool, a rectal, pelvic and vesical tenesmus, and sexual excitement may also be present. A remedy resembling both Lilium and Sepia in many of its symptoms is Murex; under this drug sexual excitement is very marked and there ia sore spot somewhere in the pelvis, or rather a sensation of one. The symptoms of Lilium are worse in the afternoon. Sepia is better at that time.
Lilium has some ovarian pains, more severe than under Sepia, especially of the left side, shooting down anterior and inner aspect of thigh, and hysterical spasms may be present. An impulsive mental condition is characteristic. Dr. E. S. Bailey recommends the 30th potency.
Dose- Potency- 6x; 30; : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
The mental symptoms of Platinum are, however, very characteristic and recall the drug at once whenever found; the pride, the haughtiness, the self-esteem, and the belittling of everyone are found accompanying female complaints quite often. Then, too, remember the strange feelings, in which home objects seem unfamiliar; also the melancholy. The menstruation of Platinum is profuse and clotted and occurs too early, with much sensitiveness about the genital organs. There is constant irritation about the sexual organs, both internally and externally. There are often present symptoms of nymphomania. There is always accompanying menstruation much bearing down in the uterine region. The menses of Chamomilla are very similar to those of Platinum, the mental symptoms distinguishing. Platinum is also a remedy for induration and prolapsus of the uterus, where there is continual pressure in the groin and back, with sensitiveness of the parts to the touch. It is also one of the remedies for painful coitus, others being Sepia, Belladonna, Kreosote and Apis. On the ovaries Platinum also has some action. It is useful in ovaritis with burning pains and numbness of the limbs. Where chronic induration of the ovaries is suspected Platinum is a remedy.
Dose- Potency- 6x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day till amelioration is noticed.
It has a similar symptoms and seems especially to affect the right ovary. In both remedies hysterical symptoms are prominent and further indicate them.
Cimicifuga racemosa. [Cimic]
Dose- Potency 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
It has a distinct rheumatic basis, and it will be doubly indicated in those who are rheumatic. The mental condition of gloom and dejection are quite sure to be present. There is an irritable weakness about Cimicifuga and a mental symptoms of a sensation as if she would go crazy, and with the uterine symptoms there is much headache. The menstruation of Cimicifuga is premature and profuse, attended with wandering pains in the back; in fact, it is one of our good remedies in dysmenorrhoea, especially rheumatic dysmenorrhoea, with an irritable, sensitive, bruised uterus and pains flying across the hypogastrium from side to side. Displacements of the uterus where there are cutting pains from side to side call for Cimicifuga. Leucorrhoea sometimes finds its remedy in Cimicifuga when the general symptoms of the remedy are present-nervousness, neuralgic pains and hyperaesthesia. The uterus is engorged and the pelvic organs are very sensitive, with a sensation of weight in the uterus. In the ovaries Cimicifuga produces sharp pains, which shoot up the sides and are accompanied with a bearing down sensation. Ovaritis and ovarian neuralgias from rheumatic metastasis call for this remedy. Facial blemishes, acne, rough skin in young girls at menstrual period cause mental unrest and nervousness. Cimicifuga is the remedy for both condition.
Dose- Potency- Tincture;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day will bring excellent result.
It is a remedy most similar in many respects to Cimicifuga; it does not have the headache, and its rheumatic urination and headache characteristic of the, in bearing down and throbbing hypogastric region, with pain the menses become suddenly suppressed from cold; these symptoms are confined to the smaller joints, while those of Cimicifuga are of the fleshy parts of the muscles. Caulophyllum has as a characteristic : a sensation of internal trembling.
Dose- Potency 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day.Must be repeated in acute cases.
It has bearing down, which is worse when lying down and is relieved by standing, while the bearing down of Sepia is worse when the patient stands. The menstruation of Belladonna is profuse and early, of bright red blood, with cramps in back and arms. The dysmenorrhoea is intensely painful and accompanied with cutting pain through the pelvis in a horizontal direction; not circumferential as under Sepia and Platinum. The pains are paroxysmal, and the discharge often offensive. Amenorrhoea also finds its remedy in Belladonna when all acute inflammations about the pelvic organs, Belladonna is a valuable remedy, but like all the remedies it will fail unless closely indicated. In metritis there will be found on examination a sensation of heat and great sensitiveness; the discharges feel hot to the patient. There is a great bearing down in all these troubles, and, of course, the general symptoms of the drug must be present. In acute endometritis it is invaluable. The cervix is swollen and sensitive, and there is much throbbing in the pelvic organs. In uterine displacements, especially if recent, Belladonna is a valuable remedy. Prolapsus calls for it, the back aches as if broken, there is tenesmus of the bladder and strangury, and pulsations are felt in the congested organs. Belladonna is the principal remedy for acute inflammation of the ovary, ovaritis, especially if the peritoneum be involved; the pains are severe , clutching and throbbing, the right side being more characteristic of Belladonna. There is great sensitiveness; the slightest jar cannot be borne.
Dose- Potency-3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
The menstruation of Kreosote is usually copious, and is accompanied with humming and roaring in the head and preceded by abdominal bloating. The flow may be intermittent and accompanied with dragging downward in the back. It differs from Sepia, in that the flow is early and profuse, while that of Sepia is late and scanty. The menses are apt to be followed by dark brown, offensive leucorrhoea. The leucorrhoea of Kreosote is very characteristic, and in this field it has won laurels. The discharge is very acrid, very offensive, and excoriates the parts which it touches; it is yellow, the patient is weak, there is violent itching of the vagina and smarting and burning between the thighs; the parts become swollen, hot, hard and sore. After the leucorrhoea has continued for some time it has an odor of green corn. This acridity of the leucorrhoea readily distinguishes Kreosote from Sepia and Murex. In displacements Kreosote is very useful, especially in prolapsus uteri. There is dragging in the back, and a dragging downward which are relieved by motion, thus distinguish from Sepia and Nux vomica. Kreosote is a useful remedy in ulcerations about the female organs, with offensive excoriating discharge, burning pain, heat and soreness.
Dose- Potency Tincture;6x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day till amelioration is noticed.
There are two special indication for this remedy in female complaints, namely: atony of the genital organs, and pain extending from the back of the uterus. The keynote leading to its selection has ever been a "consciousness of a womb." Probably in affection of the uterus calling for other remedies there is a consciousness of womb, which is constant there is not let up to it, and there is accompanying a tired, aching feeling in the back and limbs, in such cases Helonias act as a uterine tonic. Helonias is a useful remedy in leucorrhoea, which is dark, offensive and constant; it flows on every exertion. General debility is marked, and pruritus may accompany. Danforth considers Helonias the most frequently indicated remedy in vaginitis and vulvitis. The mucous membrane is red, inflamed, and the itching is intense. He uses the 3x trituration. The menses are too frequent and too profuse, and the flow is passive, dark, coagulated and offensive. Abortion from the slightest over-exertion, and sterility due to great debility, may call for Helonias. Displacements of the uterus also find their remedy in Helonias, with heaviness in hypogastrium a tired dragging feeling in the back, which, upon slight exertion, extends all over the body. Burnett praises the use of Helonias. Womb seems too heavy. Debility and anaemia are characteristic of the remedy. There is a general atonic condition of the whole system, and this is quite apt to make the patients hypochondriacal and low-spirited. "It suits but those who are worn out with hard work, and those who are enervated by indolence and luxury and consequently have atony of the pelvic organs and tissues." (Kinyon.)
Bellis perennis [Bell-p]
Dose- Potency- Tincture;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
It is a very useful remedy in what Burnett terms a "fagged womb." In the overworked and fagged, where"stasis" underlies their complaint.
Coccus cacti [Coc-c]
Dose- Potency -1x;3x;6x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day for one week and see the result.
It is the remedy for extreme irritation in the lower part of the vagina, worse when passing urine. it has also herpetic spots on the skin.
Calcarea carbonica. [Calc]
Dose- Potency -30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day daily .30th and higher potencies should not be repeated too frequently in elderly people.
A wonderful remedy in female affections is Calcarea Carbonica. Given a woman with the general Calcarea constitution, and nine times out of ten there will be some trouble with the organs or functions peculiar to her sex. Profuse menstruation is the rule. The menstruation of Calcarea is abnormal, being early and profuse, and lasting too long; the irregularity as to time is important, in fact, Hahnemann states that if the menses are on time Calcarea will do no good. Cold and damp feet accompany this menstruation and the temperament will distinguish Calcarea from Belladonna and Nux vomica, both of which have early and profuse menstruation. In amenorrhoea Calcarea is an invaluable remedy, especially where the first menses are delayed, and there are apt to be, as a result, congestions to head or chest, haemorrhage, night cough, general anaemia and unnatural appetite. In leucorrhoea, Calcarea does great work. Here it is perhaps more often thought of than any other remedy, but here the general symptoms are the more important; the strumous condition, the enlarged glands, acidity, cold feet, and morning hunger must be taken into primary consideration. The leucorrhoea itself is milky, at times profuse, with itching and burning. In fact, in the treatment of all leucorrhoeas by any drug the general symptoms must of necessity form the ground work of the prescription rather than the character of the discharge.
Aletris farinosa. [Alet]
Dose- Potency – Tincture;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day.
One symptom should mark this remedy as an especially useful one in female disorders, and that is, "tired all the time." The menses are premature and profuse, with labor-like pains. In uterine displacements and leucorrhoea it is an excellent remedy, being indicated by the extreme constipation in which great efforts are required to evacuate the bowels; digestion is weak. According to Hale, "Aletris is the China of the uterine organs". The patient is tired, dull heavy, unable to concentrate the mind on anything. Debility from protracted disease." The characteristics of Aletris, therefore, are the tired feeling, the extreme constipation and the weakness of digestion accompanying uterine displacements or leucorrhoea.
Senecio aureus. [Senec]
Dose- Potency- Tincture;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day till amelioration is noticed.
The late Dr. Holcombe, of New Orleans, recommended Senecio 1x for retarded or suppressed menstruation, where the patient was hysterical, nervous and sleepless. In uterine irritation brought on by displacements, such as prolapsus or flexion, accompanied by scanty menstruation, pain in the neck of the bladder, which is relieved as the flow becomes more profuse, Senecio will do good work. In dysmenorrhoea it has been frequently verified. Its provings have developed symptoms very similar to hysteria, and it influences the mucous membranes much as does Pulsatilla. There is a profuse mucous discharge taking of the menses often times, and it has a valuable in chlorosis of scrofulous girls with a tendency towards dropsy.
Secale cornutum. [Sec]
Dose- Potency - 6x;12;30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day for 4 weeks.
Though the symptoms of scale cornutum with reference to the female organism are not of more importance than a half dozen other drugs, we will mention this remedy here. There are a number of drugs which are to be used in uterine haemorrhage and Secale is usually the first one thought of. It has a passive painless flow of dark fluid blood, worse by motion; it this occurs in wrinkled, scrawny women, who become cold and formication is present, Secale is all the more indicated. But in uterine haemorrhages "there are others."
Dose- Potency Tincture;30; : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .For warts,locally tincture may be used.
It has paroxysmal flow of bright red blood, with pains in joints, small of back and a bruised sensation down anterior surface of thighs. (Ipecac with nausea.)
Dose- Potency-Tincture;3x;6x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day .
Active or passive haemorrhage, gush at each movement; sensation as if hips and back were falling apart, relieved by bandaging tightly.
Dose- Potency-Tincture;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day till amelioration is noticed.
Bright, partly clotted haemorrhages from passive congestion of uterus, brought on by so slight a cause as a digital examination. Pain in left ovary.
Dose- Potency- 3x;6x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
Blood flows from least exertion, menses every two weeks. This and such remedies as Millefolium, Ferrum, Erigeron, Carbo vegetabilis will meet most cases of metrorrhagia and menorrhagia. Intermenstrual pain coming on midway between menses, or intermenstrual haemorrhages, call for Hamamelis. Secale, however, has some other uses in uterine affections, such as displacements following parturition. In tumors of the uterus it has been frequently verified, where the general symptoms of the drug lead up to its use.
Zincum valerianate. [Zinc-val]
Dose- Potency -1x;2x;3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day.Must be continued for sometime in treatment of neuralgia.
This is a happy combination of two very important remedies for females. It has restlessness, with nerve fag from ovarian and uterine irritation, long continued anxiety, and loss of rest from care of children. The uterus is heavy, not sensitive, but the ovaries are equisitely tender; probably both uterus and ovaries are prolapsed, tendency to loose bowels. There is a tired feeling in the brain, the patient is confused and continually under a nervous strain. It suits quick, fidgety nervous women easily fagged out with aching, sensitive ovaries. The 2x and 3x have been found to work well.
Ferrum iodatum. [Ferr-i]
Dose- Potency-3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day will give better results.
This remedy produces:
1. Bearing down pains in the pelvis, with feeling as if the uterus descended so as to be pushed up when sitting.2. Starchy leucorrhoea. 3. Pressure on the rectum. 4. Menses more painful than usual.
The remedy finds its field in pale, anemic, scrofulous subjects, and it has become a favourite with many in prolapsus uteri, and the first and third of the above symptoms have been found excellent ones on which to use the prescription.
Fraxinus Americana. [Frax]
Doses- Potency 30;200 : 4-5 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed
Pelvic congestion incident to displacements, with no special indication for other remedies.
WORMS, Intestinal Worms in Humans
Worms are intestinal parasites, which infest human beings as well as animals like cats, dogs etc. The common ones are round worm, pin worm, tape worm, hook worm etc.
WORMS, Intestinal Worms in Humans - Signs & Symptoms, Adults, Children
Allergies, Many allergies in humans are caused by worm infections. Tissue becomes inflamed and reactions to foods are the result when eosinophils (white blood cells) are increased due to them. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.
Anemia, Worms leach nutrients from bodies causing anemia. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.
Constipation, Some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon, liver and the bile duct, causing constipation and other problems.
Diarrhoea, Most of the time diarrhoea is nature's way of removing toxins.
Fatigue, Symptoms include tiredness, flue-like symptoms, apathy, depression and a lack of concentration.
Gas and Stomach Bloating, Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating.
Immune Dysfunction, Worms in Humans depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin A.
Nervousness, The waste products from parasites irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.
Other Signs & Symptom of Worms & Parasites in Children
Blisters appear on the inside of the lower lip, wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactive, bed wetting, headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid, gum, rectum, or nose bleeding are signs that they may have worms & parasites.
Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for WORMS, Intestinal Worms in Humans
Dose- Potency-3x; 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.For nervous irritable children;30or 200 potency is suggested.
It produces a perfect picture of the wormy child. The patient is cross, irritable, has a sickly pale face with rings about the eyes, grates the teeth at night and has a tendency to convulsions; there is canine hunger or variable appetite; the child picks at its nose and cries out in its sleep; there is jerking of the hands and feet and a milky urine. It does not correspond well to pin-worms and a noticeable symptoms is a bluish color about the mouth.
Dose- Potency-3x;6x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
Useful when worms travel over the perineum and get into the vagina in little girls, with tendency to excite masturbation.
Dose- Potency 1x;6x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day for almost a week .In lower trituration its effect is amazing.
The remedy for ascarides or pin-worms; there is much irritation caused by them in the rectum. Hughes prefers the tincture or lower dilutions, saying that it rarely fails in this condition. Another remedy for pin-worms is Sinapis nigra.
Cina and Cicuta are often indicated in convulsions from worms.
Dose- Potency-2x,3x;6x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day.6th to 30th potency for neuralgic sumptoms;2nd to 6th for inflammatory symptoms.
Strabismus, jerking with paleness of the face, blue rings around the eyes, faint, nauseated feeling with colic about the navel caused by the presence of worms, will indicate Spigelia. It has stools consisting of mucus, faces and worms.
Dose- Potency- 6x;30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day twice daily.
It is useful where the child is much excited and has tickling and creeping at the anus.
Dose- Potency -3x; 30 : 810 granules or 2 drops a day for 2-3 weeks.
It is a remedy for ascarides or thread-worms in melancholy children, with intense pain in the umbilical region, also convulsions from worms.
Dose- Potency – 3x;30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day till amelioration is noticed.
It has worm symptoms with nausea, vomiting and colic.
Dose- Potency-3x; 30 :8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day for atleast 4-5 weeks.
According to Hahnemann, Stannum so stupefies the worms that they are easily dislodged by purgatives. It has many worms symptoms; thus pale sunken face and eyes surrounded by blue rings, Sluggish disposition, general torpor, foetor of breath and passive fever. Patient prefers to lie on stomach.
Dose- Potency1x;6x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
Calcarea is a valuable remedy to eradicate the disposition to worms.
Cuprum oxydatum nigrum. [Cupr-o]
Dose- Potency -1x;6x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day for 4 weeks will suffice to cure tapeworm.
Zopfy in his sixty years' practice asserts that this remedy will remove all kinds of worms, cure trichinosis, and even tapeworm. He gives it in small doses, about the 6x , in alternation with Nux vomica four or five times a day for four to six weeks, which always suffices to cure tapeworm without causing the patient any in convenience.
Yellow fever is a serious viral infection, transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions. It has both an urban cycle and a jungle cycle that relies on monkeys as carriers ('sylvatic cycle'). In mild cases the symptoms are similar to influenza, but serious cases develop a high temperature and may have a series of after effects, such as internal bleeding, kidney failure and meningitis. A classic feature of yellow fever is hepatitis, which is the reason for the yellow colouring of the skin (jaundice) and the name of the disease.
In the actual full-blown disease there is: high fever, generalised symptoms like violent headache, muscular pain, upset stomach and loss of fluid.
The fever dies down after three to four days and the general condition improves. However, in about 15 per cent of cases the fever returns within 24 hours and a dangerous situation develops.
Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Yellow Fever
Dose- Potency 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day and doses can be repeated in acute cases.
This remedy is used in early stages of yellow fever when there is high fever, chilliness and dry skin, bounding pulse and the characteristic mental accompaniments which are quite likely to be present in this disease. It will speedily calm the febrile storm in these conditions.
Dose- Potency- 1x;3x;30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day daily .First to third potency most often used.
It is a remedy for the onset, when the patient is apathetic and dull, and Belladonna or Bryonia may also come in during the first stage. Very often, too, Camphora with its coldness and tendency to collapse may be the remedy. The vomiting of the first stage is often controlled by Ipecac.
Dose- Potency- 30;200;1M;C.M. : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .However very hightest potencies often yield brilliant results.
This remedy come in most frequently in the second and third stages, and is one of the most important remedies in the disease. The patient has continued nausea and vomiting, and the vomited matter consist of bile or mucosities filled with blackish or sanguinolent streaks; the face is yellow and the pulse is small, weak and tremulous. There is much burning in the praecordial region and intense burning thirst, but, of course for small quantities of water only. No better remedy for these symptoms is to be found than Arsenicum. It will often alone suffice to cure.
Dose- Potency- 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .Doses ought not to be repeated too frequently.If well indicated,a single dose should be allowed to exhaust its action.
This remedy has given very satisfactory results in yellow fever, especially when vomiting is present, abdominal tenderness, brown tongue, delirium, slow speech, nausea, offensive discharges and black urine. It corresponds to nerve-poisoning and suits bad looking cases.
Sulphuric acid [Sul-ac]
Dose- Potency-3x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day continuously for weeks will cure.
A useful remedy for haemorrhages of black blood, profuse sweat with exhaustion, foetid stools and diminished secretion of urine.
Argentum nitricum [Arg-n]
Dose- Potency-3x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day daily.
One of the best remedies in the disease. It covers the vomiting; especially it is of use when the patient sinks and the vomiting become worse.
Dose- Potency-3x; 30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day .Should not be given too low or in too continuous doses,especially in tuberculous cases.It may act as Euthanasia here.
Phosphorous with its haemorrhages; jaundice and other symptoms is a close simile to certain forms; it was successfully used in epidemics.
Dose- Potency-3x;6x : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day till amelioration is noticed.
This remedy produces a perfect picture of yellow fever, and it corresponds to the stage of black vomit and blood poisoning, there is a low delirium, yellow skin and oozing of blood from every orifice of the body, even bloody sweat is sometimes present. The yellow skin produced by this remedy is characteristic, and denotes blood poisoning rather than jaundice.
Dose- Potency-3x ;30 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops twice a day till amelioration is noticed.
It has also the symptoms of black vomit, and its study in the disease is suggested.
Carbo vegetabilis. [Carb-v]
Dose- Potency- 30;200 : 8-10 granules or 2 drops a day twice daily.In chronic cases higher potency like in collapse, be given.
This remedy has been considered as a preventive of yellow fever. Hering says this remedy corresponds more than any other drug in the totality of its action to yellow fever. It suits the third stage where collapse, coldness, extremely foetid discharge and great exhaustion of the vital force is present.