Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Information on Homeopathic Products


Information on Homeopathic Products

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a holistic, health philosophy and practice. People who specialize in homeopathy are called homeopaths, though other complementary health care professionals also use homeopathic philosophy and products in the treatment of patients. At this time, Ontario is the only province that regulates homeopaths.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of "The Law of Similars" (also known as "like cures like") meaning that a disease and its symptoms can be cured by a product known to produce similar symptoms. Products are intended to be used in low dosages based on the idea that as a homeopathic product is diluted, its healing effect increases.

Homeopathic Products

Homeopathic products come in many forms such as pellets, oral droplets, syrups, creams and ointments. These products are made up of substances that come from plants, minerals, or animals. These products are generally low-risk.
Health Canada regulates homeopathic products as a type of natural health product. 
Health Canada reviews homeopathic products to make sure that they are safe and that the health claims (what the product claims to do) are supported by textbooks and other references used in the practice of homeopathy (e.g., pharmacopoeia,Materia medica). 

    Did you know?
Health Canada has approved more than 8,500 homeopathic products. 
There is a database on the Health Canada website that lists these approved products. You can also enter a product's DIN-HM into this database to learn more details of Health Canada's approval of the product.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/regulation/information-homeopathic-products.html

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Homeopathy helps with Morning Sickness

Morning sickness

How to self-manage it with Homeopathy




As many of you will know from bitter experience, though morning sickness is usually associated with the first trimester, it frequently extends way beyond the twelfth week and is by no means confined to mornings only. As homeopathy is safe for use during pregnancy, there is no need to put up with the symptoms when they get too much.
Before looking at the principal homeopathic remedies for morning sickness, there is a simple trick which many mums to be have sworn by. Keep a dry biscuit by your bedside, and eat it lying down when you first wake up in the morning. Sit up in bed and have a drink of water, then get up. Following this, try to avoid caffeine, and have ginger tea (ginger is an age old cure for nausea) or honey and milk instead. In general, eating and drinking little and often throughout the day is advisable.
In addition to these measures, take the remedy from the list below which most closely resembles your symptoms (under the care of your licensed Homeopath).   
Sepia
This is the first remedy to consider when you have nausea at the sight, smell or even the thought of food. Eating or drinking a little alleviates the nausea. The symptoms can be associated with backache, and feelings of being very easily irritated or depressed.
Nux Vomica
The person who would benefit from this remedy would suffer a lot of nausea and retching without much vomiting. They are likely to also be constipated and bloated but be craving caffeine and other stimulants.
Pulsatilla
Nausea for this person will be worse if eating or smelling fatty food. The nausea will ease when out in the fresh air and be worse in a warm stuffy room. The typical Pulsatilla person is tearful and much in need of kindness and understanding.

Credit to: HomeopathyPlus


Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Homeopathy helps with Endometriosis

Homeopathy helps with ENDOMETRIOSIS


Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of endometrial cells. They normally form inside of the uterus, but in this condition they grow outside the womb, usually on other organs of the pelvis, particularly the ovaries and fallopian tubes. These cells are usually shed each month during menstruation. 
The symptoms of Endometriosis include painful periods, heavy periods, pelvic pain that is worse during menstruation, ovarian cysts, painful intercourse, painful bowel movements or urination, sickness, constipation and diarrhea, and infertility.

Endometriosis affects women mainly of childbearing age, and the pain and distress it causes can have a significant impact on the ability of the woman to live her life normally, and can lead to depression.

Homeopathic Options

Homeopathy has highlighted a number of remedies that have been found to be useful in its treatment.

Carbolicum acidum (Carb-ac)
    Menses: profuse, dark, stains the linen.
    With headache and irritability.
    Leucorrhoea: profuse, fetid, acrid, greenish.
    Dragging pain in loins and pelvis.
    Urinary frequency with burning in the urethra.
    Nausea: motion sickness, migraine, pregnancy.
    Easily fatigued by least exertion.

Sabina
    Menses: too early, too profuse, intermittent, inter-menstrual bleeding.
    Blood: bright red, watery, mixed with dark clots.
    Blood is hot and gushes out. Active flow. Paroxysmal flow.
    Slightest movement causes bleeding, however walking may ease the pain.
    High sex drive, sex drive increases with menstruation.
    Leucorrhea: offensive, corrosive, after menses.
    Labor-like menstrual cramps, with pain in the joints.
    Feels as if the bones are breaking open.
    Pain is better for lying flat on the back with limbs extended.
    Pains extend from uterus into thighs, from lower back into pubis or from below upwards.
    Shooting pain up the vagina.
    WORSE for warm air.
    BETTER for cool, open air. (Pulsatilla)

Secale cornutum
    Bearing down, labor-like pains, with profuse flow and large clots (Sabina)
    Continuous oozing of dark, offensive blood.
    After a while the blood becomes thin and watery, or tarry, leaving a brown stain difficult to wash out.
    After Pitocin which affects the uterus’s ability to contract affecting menses and labor.
    Aversion to heat, wants to be uncovered.
    Ravenous, yet difficulty putting on weight.
    Not robust person.
    Skin: dusky, shriveled with numerous varicoses and dark spots overlying her shins.

Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris
    Menses: too early, profuse; protracted (8-15 days), slow in starting, with severe cramps and vomiting
    Blood is dark with large clots (Sabina, Secale)
    Bleeding is exhausting: they scarcely recovers from the last period before the next begins (Sec.)
    Metrorrhagia: with violent cramps.
    Leucorrhoea, before and after menses; bloody, dark, offensive, stains
    Pain in uterus
    Vertigo worse on rising
    Eyes puffy on rising
    Aggravated: Every other period, before, during and after menses; pregnancy; after abortion, miscarriage or childbirth, walking.
    Ameliorated by: pressure and warmth

Ustilagomaydis
    Enlarged uterus
    Mood: depressed, weeping, irritable, aversion to company, too tired to answer, wants to be alone. (Bryonia)
    Very similar to Sepia, but worse for motion.
    Sepia feels better for exercise.

Many other homeopathic remedies are used for the treatment of Endometriosis, depending on individual symptoms.

Credit to: Steve Scrutton, Homeopath


Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Homeopathic Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis

Homeopathic Remedies for
PLANTAR FASCIITIS



Plantar fasciitis can be an extremely painful condition - "inflammation of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is an overuse injury causing heel pain which may radiate forward into the foot. Plantar fasciitis can also be known as a heel spur although they are not strictly the same". 
The Plantar Fascia, or arch tendon, is a broad, thick band of tissue that runs from under the heel to the front of the foot. A rupture can sometimes occur at the origin of the arch ligament and result in inflammation and pain.

Conventional Medical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Using the NHS Choices website as a guide to the conventional medical treatment of Plantar Fasciitis,  there are a number of treatments that can help relieve heel pain and speed up your recovery. These include:
  • resting your heel – avoiding walking long distances and standing for long periods
  • regular stretching – stretching your calf muscles and plantar fascia
  • pain relief – using an icepack on the affected heel and taking painkillers, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • wearing well fitted shoes that support and cushion your feet –running shoes are particularly useful
  • using supportive devices – such as orthoses (rigid supports that are put inside the shoe) or strapping'.
For some of us, the heel pain resolves within a year, while for others “the above treatments aren’t enough and surgery may be needed to release the plantar fascia.”
"Around four out of five cases of heel pain resolve within a year. However, having heel pain for this length of time can often be frustrating and painful."

Homeopathic Treatment of Plantar Fascitis

Homeopathy does not treat illness or diseases. Instead it treats an individual who has been diagnosed with a particular illness or disease.
As far as Plantar Fasciitis is concerned, homeopathy has highlighted a number of remedies that have been found to be useful in its treatment. 

Causticum
Cramps in the feet. Pains in the instep, in the ankle bones, in the soles of the feet, and in the toes, on walking. Neuralgic pains in the soles of the feet. Contraction in the instep, with tensive pain when stepping. Coldness of the feet. Swelling of the feet. Pains in the varices. Tingling in the soles of the feet. Festering vesicles and ulcerations on the heels.

Graphitis
Congestion in the legs and in the feet, when standing upright. Swelling of the legs and of the feet, with hardness and shooting pain. Stiffness of the instep. Shooting pain, like that of an ulcer, in the heel and in the soles of the feet, on rising from the sitting posture. Cold feet, even in the evening in bed. Feet burning. Fetid sweat on the feet. Contraction of the toes. Swelling and distortion of the toes.

Medorrhinum
Burning in feet, wants them uncovered and fanned. Cold feet with chills all over. Oedema of feet followed and better by diarrhea. Soreness in ball of foot under toes. Cold, sweating feet. For the constitutional effects of mal-treated and suppressed Gonorrhoea.

Pulsatilla
Painful sensation of numbness in soles of feet and in balls of the toes. Red-hot swelling of feet, extending up to calf, with stinging pain. Swelling of top of foot. Oedematous swelling of feet, worse in evening. Piercing shootings and incisive pains in heels (towards evening). Shootings in soles of feet and extremities of toes. The complaints are worse when one allows the feet to hang down.

Sulphur
Shootings in feet. Coldness in feet, especially in evening, in bed, or burning sensation, chiefly in soles of feet. Burning in feet, wants to find a cool place for them, puts them out of bed to cool them off. Burning in soles, on stepping after sitting a long time, and itching, especially on walking, wants them uncovered. Cramp in soles at every step. Soles cold and sweating. Sweat on right foot. Swelling of feet, and especially of the ankles. Gnawing vesicles on soles. Ulcer on instep. Standing is the worst position for sulphur patients; they cannot stand; every standing position is uncomfortable.

Zincum met
Stiffness of joint of the foot after being seated for some time. Wrenching pain in joints of feet and toes. Burning sensation in feet. Inflammatory swelling of feet. Weakness and trembling of feet. Feet sweaty and sore about toes, fetid suppressed foot-sweat with much nervous excitement. Coldness of the feet at night. Nervous, fidgety movement of the feet, after retiring and during sleep. Tearing in margin of right foot. Ulcerative, boring pains in heels, worse when walking than when sitting. Profuse sweat on the feet.

Credit to: Steve Scrutton, Homeopath

Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Homeopathic Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Homeopathic Remedies for

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



Carpal tunnel syndrome is a narrow band made of fibrous tissue, which gives support to wrist. Through this band median nerve bones and ligaments pass through it . Whenever there is swelling in the tissues of carpal tunnel it leads to the compression of the median nerve and hence the whole syndrome or symptomatology of carpal tunnel syndrome starts to take place, i.e  pain , numbness, weakness and  tingling sensation in hand or fingers.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by variety of factors that lead to repeated trauma to the tissues inside carpal tunnel.

It is quite common to find the carpal tunnel syndrome in people who perform repetitive movements of hands and of wrist.  Carpal tunnel is most common in people who use computers. Typing is one of the most common causes that lead to Carpal tunnel syndrome. Other mechanical jobs that may lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome are driving vehicles, sewing, using hand tools ( especially those vibrate – carpenters are at high risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome), writing, piano players and other musical instruments .

Homeopathic Remedies for Carpal tunnel syndrome

The main Homeopathic medicines for treating carpal tunnel syndrome are  Ruta , Causticum , Hypericum and Arnica .

 When  to use Homeopathic remedy Causticum for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 
Causticum ranks the top . The  main symptoms are weakness in hands , numbness and loss of sensation in hands and fingers.
It is more indicated when the  Carpal tunnel syndrome has increased to level where there is excessive weakness in the hands and the muscles of the hand have atrophied . For causticum to be given in a case of carpal tunnel syndrome the palmar side of had should have flattish appearnce ( reduction in musculature of hand ).

 Using Ruta as For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ruta Graveolens is  one of the best homeopathic medicines for  treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome .
It is used when there is tendonitis from overuse of  wrist or after a sudden strain or fracture of the wrist.
Arnica and Hypericum also come in handy when there is an injury relating to the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome .

Credit to: Dr. Vikas Sharma MD

Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Homeopathy Relief for Food Poisoning

Homeopathy Relief for Food Poisoning


Food poisoning is  a term used for a gastrointestinal illness caused by eating food that is contaminated with certain types of bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins.  The most common type of bacteria responsible for food poisoning are Salmonella, Camplobacter and E-Coli. The viruses that cause food poisoning are astravirus, rotavirus and Norwalk virus(affects shellfish).
The onset of symptoms usually develops within 30 minutes to 48 hours. Symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, headaches and in severe cases shock and collapse.  Vomiting and diarrhea are the bodies way of trying to get rid of the toxins as quick as it can.
Food poisoning cases which are not serious generally recover within 3 days, whereas severe cases will require hospital treatment.
Here are some homeopathic remedies to consider for food poisoning or similar gastrointestinal complaints.
Arsenicum: Bad effects of spoiled fish, meat and bad water. Burning pain in abdomen, person feels chilly, restless, anxious, thirsty for sips of water. Vomiting and diarrhea at the same time. Better for warmth and warm drinks, worse from cold drinks and sight or smell of food.
Lycopodium: Bad effects of shellfish especially oysters.
Pulsatilla: Stomach disorders from eating cakes, rich foods, ice-cream, spoiled meats and rotten fish.
Nux Vomica: Bad effects of overindulgence in food and wine, fatty foods, spicy foods and alcohol.  Symptoms of cramps, hangovers, wind, pressure, and vomiting which does not relieve.
Urtica Urens: Ailments from eating shellfish with allergic skin reaction.
China: This it an excellent remedy to help promote recovery after fluid loss which has arisen because of symptoms such as persistent sweating, vomiting, diarrhea causing exhaustion and dehydration.
Rehydration is essential to replace the enormous amounts of fluids lost during food poisoning.
NB: Food poisoning can be potentially life threatening so seek medical assistance if symptoms still persist after 24 hours or you experience continued abdominal pain, blood in the stools, difficulty focusing, double vision, convulsion or paralysis and severe dehydration.
A well selected homeopathic remedy can help speed up the recovery process aiding the body in ejecting the poisons as well as helping with recuperation of exhaustion and rehydration.

Credit to: Eileen Scullion, Homeopath


Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Lycopodium Clavatum

Know Your Remedies: Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.)


Common Names: Clubmoss; Stag’s horn clubmoss.

Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.) is a key remedy for lack of confidence, and types of acute and chronic digestive disorders. Physical symptoms such as eczema and cracked heels tend to be on the right-side of the body, be worst on the right side, or start on the right and before extending to the left. Symptoms worsened by warm rooms and between 4 – 8pm. Those needing Lycopodium often have dry skin or mucus membranes, and crave sweets.

Mental-emotional Symptoms
• Egotistical, Love of power which is used to dominate.
• Lack of self-confidence – feels weak and inadequate so avoids responsibility. Anxious about speaking in public but often does it well.
• Covers up lack of confidence with haughty, boasting, domineering or bullying behaviour. Pleasant, ingratiating behaviour with authority figures.
• Lack of discipline and lack of commitment.
• Irritability on waking in the morning.
• Intellectual pursuits are preferred over energetic sporting activities.
Respiratory Problems
• Nose blocks on lying down at night.
Gastrointestinal Problems
• Bloated and full of gas. Flatulent. Rumbling in the abdomen.
• Symptoms aggravated by flatulent food such as beans, onions, cabbage.
• Heartburn with sour belching. Constipation when travelling.
• Headache or other symptoms from missed meals.
• Preference for warm drinks. Craving for sweets.
• Changeable appetite – appetite either lost or increased by eating.
• Night-time hunger – may wake with hunger.
Skin Problems
• Hair graying in patches or streaks, especially on the right side.
• Deep furrows or creases in forehead.
• Dryness of skin and mucous membranes.
• Cracked heels which start or are worse on the right.
Male Problems
• Promiscuity and lack of commitment. Premature ejaculation.
• Impotence with long-term partner but no problem with new partners.
Sleep Problems
• Waking unrefreshed.
• Waking with hunger.
For Pets
• Liver problems or digestive disturbances. Bloating and rumbling.
• Anxious and lack of confidence but aggressive to non-dominant animals.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)
For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 hours (1 hour for intense symptoms, 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance.
Credit to: HomeopathyPlus
Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.