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Homeopathy for Piles and Fissure.

Homeopathy for Piles and Fissure.

Haemorrhoids, also known as Piles, are enlarged and swollen blood vessels which are in or around the lower rectum and the anus. Most of the time you are not aware of having haemorrhoids but in most cases you will feel a small lump which is just inside or outside the anus.

Bleeding from a  pile though not serious, can be scary when first discovered .

Constipation, pregnancy, ageing, hereditary factors, heavy lifting or even chronic cough are few common factors that can cause piles. While smaller piles disappear as the constipation is better , some may have symptoms of bleeding, itching and pain and mucus discharge while passing stool.

Most of the time Piles are painless, but when there is a tear or crack in the lining of the lower rectum, there is a formation of anal fissure which is usually associated with lot of pricking , burning pains . Cancer of the rectum, tumors and other inflammatory conditions need to be ruled out to finally diagnose the condition as Anal Fissure.Fissure can be very painful with pain lasting for several hours after defecation and associated itching. Constipation , repeated diarrhoea and strains during childbirth are some of the contributing factors.

Sometimes there is another condition wherein a small channel is formed with its internal opening in the anal canal and the external opening in the skin near the anus– is known as a Fistula. Crohn’s disease, an infection near the anus forming an abscess, diverticulitis and tuberculosis can be few causes of anal Fistula.  Symptoms associated are skin irritation,  swelling and redness of the anal region and a constant oozing or discharge from the anus and pain on slightest movement like sitting down  or cough .

Treatment and Prevention :

  • Increasing fibre and fluid intake in diet have an important role to play in prevention .
  • Avoid straining and treat constipation if any -which is most useful to avoid recurrence.
  • Surgery where medicinal line of treatment has not worked or if the piles are of severe intensity.
  • Homeopathy— Homeopathy has an important role to play and is inline as the next option available to patients who do not want to go for surgery . Not only does it give  immediate relief from stabbing ,pricking and burning pains but also stops the bleeding.
  • Homeopathy works in both acute and chronic stage. Homeopathic medicines will not only cure constipation if any and also help in curing other related problems like fissures etc.
  • Homeopathy treats the man in the disease, hence each patient suffering from piles/fissure will have a different remedy according to his or her signs and symptoms.
  • Homeopathy will correct the underlying disturbed gastric system like chronic acidity/ gastritis and constipation  and improve the anal mucosa.
  • Homeopathic remedies are not habit forming and can stop the need to take laxatives which the patient has been used to taking  since many months or years,
  • These medicines are safe , harmless and has no toxic substances.

 

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HOMOEOPATHY FOR THYROID AILMENTS.

HOMOEOPATHY FOR THYROID AILMENTS.

The OXFORD dictionary says Endocrine comes from Greek word – ENDON – meaning within and KRINO- meaning shift (to adjust or tune to suit the circumstances).

                                     

The functions of the body are controlled by

  • CNS
  • ENDOCRINE/HORMONAL SYSTEM.

The endocrinal system controls the metabolic function with the help of hormones. Hormone is a chemical substance secreted in the body fluid, which exerts a physiological control effect on the cells of the body. It works to create wonders or even can play a havoc!

The thyroid hormone – TSH – is secreted by Anterior pituitary gland and directly affects the thyroid gland which is present in the front of the neck like a butterfly. It regulates our body’s metabolism, the way our body utilises protein for growth, development and energy in every cell and also aids in temperature regulation. It also helps release catecholamines like dopamine- which is a feel good hormone and influences other hormones.

Disorders of thyroid function develop as a result of primary dysfunction or disease of the thyroid gland or secondarily as a result of pituitary or hypothalamic alterations. Primary thyroid disorders result in alterations of thyroid hormones levels with secondary feedback effect on pituitary TSH levels. Thyroid disease also can present with no or minimal symptoms but with abnormal laboratory values. This is known as Subclinical Thyroid disease.

 

Emotions or thought process arises in the MIND. THOUGHTS even not seen, are very powerful. A thought is a link of proteins and if in anyway it is too aggressive for the body to tolerate, it gets transformed into some problem in the organ that is predisposed to ill health in that person. Homeopathy believes that only when the mind is affected the body will show disease. We have to understand the perception of the individual to a particular incident.  The REACTION OF THE PATIENT to the given circumstances- which is unique to him.  To cure cases like Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid , the Homeopath has to understand the altered perception of the patient and also his basic nature and physical traits .

Research says that people who are driven to “get things done”, who have professions and activities that involve competition (business managers, vendors, sales persons, sports competitors) , those who are under pressure like ( journalists, manufacturers) or those under constant pressure ( like working two jobs, single mothers) are more susceptible to this. Children suffer thyroid disorders when they are pushed by parent, coach or teacher. Sometimes plain stress, lack of rest ,bad relationship, frequent flying, death of loved ones , shifting , change in climate, diet and exercise can also manifest as high TSH or high fasting levels.

A Homoeopath works like an old time family doctor, who tries and understand your genetic predisposition, your stress levels along with physical signs and symptoms which the patient is experiencing. He will keenly understand this and interpret these in his homeopathic language and prescribe you one remedy which will be your remedy for the given problem. Such a remedy will be different for each individual as Homoeopathy cures the person and not the disease only!

Apart from such holistic medication, one also needs to improve the intake of iodine by having iodised salt also iodine rich food like banana, carrots strawberries ,milk and whole grain, apart from green leafy vegetables and regular vegetables and dal. Restrict the packaged foods or ready to cook food or processed food strictly .Sleep well and exercise regularly and supplement yourself with vitamin B, C AND E complex.

Not overdoing exercise is as important as exercising!  A malfunctioning thyroid is already a sign of poor recovery, so sleeping well and waking up fresh are equally important. Exercises improve the delivery and uptake of oxygen by the cells. Try and perform cardio exercises like cycling, swimming etc that will not stress your weight bearing joints and spend 1-2 days a week in weight training which strengthens the musculoskeleton system.

And lastly, invest your time in what you like to do, to cultivate meaningful relationships and for many it is the abilitiy to say ‘NO’. Learn to excuse yourself from all assumed tasks and responsibilities and listen to your inner voice. Learn to speak your mind and say NO to that thyroid pill!

 

 

 

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Homeopathy for Dogs and skin problems

Homeopathy for Dogs and skin problems

Having two dogs at home, one a Labrador named Sonu and another a street dog Monty, I have come across many skin ailments and its solution with Homeopathy.


In humans with skin ailments, I would typically ask about the stress factors and modalities and thereby prescribe the medicines. But in case of animals, one needs to keenly observe and then prescribe.

https://smarthomeopathy.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/monty-scaled.jpgMonty has a long-standing chronic skin problem of dry eczema. His skin is dry and scales often. He needs to be brushed daily and is better with coconut oil application which acts as a lubricant and prevents the skin from drying soon. His skin problem typically increases in winters due to the dryness in weather but nevertheless is persistent throughout the year. We tried adding a teaspoon of fish oil in his meals as well as a little bit of crushed garlic but found only little difference. Also tried lots of allopathic medications ranging from antibiotics to anti-fungal tablets and ointments but with little improvement.

While we substituted milk with buttermilk, as suggested by an Ayurvedic doctor, I also started giving him Homeopathic medication. Emotionally Monty is a very insecure dog and desires company – as he will always be where Sonu or we are sitting. He does not like baths and cries while having one. He wanted to be treated equally as Sonu and is possessive of his bed. He was so protective of my daughter while she was a new born, that he would not let any outsider come near her. With such a picture of his in my mind- I initially started with Sulphur 30 twice a day for him. It did reduce his itching but that’s it… then Psorinum as a nosode and then Petrolum – but all worked partially.

He soon started shedding his hair and dry patches of skin was even more visible. At this point in time, I started with Sepia, not in form on internal medication but in a spray form. Sepia 200 mixed in 1litre of clean distilled water to be sprayed once a day and found to have good results with it.  His skin improved and his hair started growing. His coat has improved over a period of about 2months

While he is still on treatment, taking internal medication like Sulphur 30 on and off, Homeopathy has given me wonderful results.

 

 

 

 

 

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Diabetes and Homoeopathy

Diabetes  and Homoeopathy

Diabetes and Homoeopathy

Diabetes is one of the critical and widely spread diseases among all of the other diseases today that India is concerned about. It is a chronic, lifelong condition affecting our body’s ability to use the energy found in food because of elevated blood sugars for months to years caused by an absolute or relative lack of insulin not being produced by the pancreas for the body’s need. It can also be because of both hereditary and environmental factors leading to its development and progression.  World Health Organization forecasts that India will have the largest number of diabetics in the world by 2025. There are more than 20 million diabetics currently, which are expected to increase to around 60 million by 2025. In India, there may number of events of diabetes not diagnosed in remote rural areas.

Diabetes can be controlled with diet, exercise, healthy lifestyle and conventional medicines, insulin is often used as a replacement therapy in the treatment of diabetes. Homoeopathy is a very popular alternative medicine method to treat such a life-long disease condition. In homoeopathy, rather, medicines are based on totality of symptoms. A detailed case taking must be done to arrive at the right homoeopathic remedy. While treating insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, insulin is not stopped immediately but it is slowly tapered. Routine monitoring with Glycosalyted Hb helps to make any prognosis.

In homoeopathy, treatment approach for diabetes mellitus is strictly individualizing for every single case. Physical as well as mental and constitutional symptoms are analyzed thoroughly for any homoeopathic remedies. Given under are some required monitoring criteria:

a)       Fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels.

b)       Glycosylated hemoglobin for long term control.

c)       Lipid level.

d)       Routine urine for albumin to rule out diabetic nephropathy.

e)       Creatinine levels.

f)       Regular eyes check up for diabetic retinopathy.

g)       Routine blood pressure.

Although specific medicines like Szygium J, Cephalandric ,Abroma augustra  etc … are available which help in reducing the blood sugar levels quickly,they act as a palliative…or like a temporary medicine… it is like prescribing Homeopathy in allopathic way. And the patient will land up with the same complaints again and again.

But when the medicine is prescribed by considering the totality of the patient, his disposition , his nature , the stresses he has undergone and his reaction to them  and considering the pathology( Miasm) , then and only then can he be truly cured…this kind of cure will not leave any weakness in the system .The blood sugars especially the fasting will gradually first reduce followed by the post prandial. If the patient is already on antidiabetic medicines or insulin, then they are slowly tapered down.

A thorough knowledge of the disease,  preventing the complications and hence a regular check up of other organs like kidney, eyes and nerves , regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, appropriate diet and exercises, all need to be included when we treat diabetes m with homoeopathy.

 

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