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Lycopodium – Homeopathic Medicine: Its Uses, Indications and Dosage

Lycopodium Clavatum is a homeopathic remedy derived from the spores of the plant known as Clubmoss or Wolf’s Foot. It belongs to the Lycopodiaceae family and is commonly found in the hilly pastures and heaths of Central and Northern Europe, Russian Asia and North America.
Lycopodium is a low creeping perennial plant. It is a spore-bearing, flowerless, vascular, terrestrial, widely branched plant. Its stems are erect and have small, simple needle-like leaves that cover the stem and branches thickly. The leaves contain a single un-branched vascular strand called microphylls. Kidney shaped cases include spores of one kind only and are borne on the upper surface of the leaf blade of specialized leaves. These are arranged in a cone-like strobilus at the end of the upright stems. The club-shaped appearance of these flowering stems gives clubmosses their common name.
The homeopathic remedy is prepared from the freshly crushed spores of the plant. The medicinal properties come into play after a series of trituration and succession of the spores. The remedy is prescribed in both high and low potencies, as the case may be.

The Lycopodium Constitution

In homeopathy, it is believed that every person has a particular constitution. This is the composition, structure, physical makeup and nature of a person.
Lycopodium is best suited to the carbo-nitrogenoid constitution; those who are intellectually keen but physically weak. The upper part of the body is emaciated whereas the lower part of the body is characterized by the collection of an excess of watery fluid. Such people usually have a dry temperament and dark complexion.

It is mostly adopted in cases where ailments develop gradually; functional power weakens, failure of digestive powers occurs, or the function of the liver is seriously disturbed. It works wonderfully in cases of malnutrition. The Lycopodium personality lacks vital heat and has poor circulation and cold extremities. Pain comes and goes suddenly. There is extreme sensitivity to noise and odors.

Lycopodium and its Drug Action

Lycopodium is highly effective on the nervous system, by also has other centers of action.

Mucous Membrane: Lycopodium acts powerfully upon the mucous membranes producing atonic (lack of muscular tone) state, congestion, catarrhal inflammation and copious mucous discharge.

Kidney: Acts upon kidneys and bladder, Lycopodium produces frequent painful micturition with cloudy, sedimentous urine, like brick dust and sometimes mucus and blood in urine.

Digestive Organs: Lycopodium produces slow, irregular digestion, flatulence, and constipation, also congestion of the liver with all of its concomitants, constipation, and flatulence.

Side of the Body: Lycopodium especially acts on the right side of the body. Symptoms run characteristically from right to left side of the body.

Clinical uses of Lycopodium

Lycopodium has proven its efficacy in the treatment of the following disorders:

– acidity
– bloating
– colitis
constipation
– corns
– emaciation
– flatulence
– food allergies
– hair loss
– hemorrhoids
– indigestion
– liver-derangements
– malnutrition
– kidney colic
– kidney disorders
– sciatica

Lycopodium and its Action on the Mind

Lycopodium works well in the cases where the mental symptoms are clearly present with the physical ones. The person requiring lycopodium is generally fearful. He has a fear of public speaking, failure, success, new situations, commitments, and responsibility. He has a fear of being alone, and of his shadows.
Such people are usually hypochondriacs which means that they have abnormal anxiety about their health. They typically suffer from panic attacks, have poor confidence and low self-esteem. Forgetfulness is marked with peevishness. With their dictatorial tendencies, they have a love for power and control over others.
Lycopodium works well in cases where one is experiencing failing brain power and confused thoughts. A weakness of memory, inability to remember names and letters, spelling or writing words or syllables incorrectly and experiencing difficulty in speaking during conversations are classic signs. It is also useful for ailments that stem from domineering parents or siblings.

Lycopodium for Ailments of the Head

Lycopodium covers the symptoms of external and internal head issues. Right-sided headaches, pain that begins on one side and goes to the other where it is worse, pain in the head with ravenous hunger which gets better after eating are the classic symptoms indicating towards Lycopodium. If food is not eaten regularly, the headache becomes worse. Premature greying of hair and severe hair fall that leads to premature balding is also noted. The hair fall usually follows abdominal diseases, or after parturition (childbirth). There is burning, scalding, itching of the scalp, especially when the body is warm after exercise. Lycopodium acts very well in cases of hair loss by preventing further loss of hair and initiating hair growth.

Lycopodium for Facial Concerns

The person needing Lycopodium may have freckles that are yellowish, pale, and gray, with blue circles around the eyes. There are herpetic eruptions on the face and corner of the mouth. Small, white, pedunculated warts on the chin may also be present.

The action of Lycopodium on the Kidneys

Lycopodium has a specific action on the kidneys. There are deposits of lithic acid in small quantities in the kidneys which can result in the formation of stones. Kidney stones cause pain in the kidneys as well as the bladder. Conditions associated with Lycopodium are Calculus with hematuria ( blood in urine) from gravel or chronic catarrh and urination of clotted blood with renal colic during the passage of small calculi. The pain is of burning, cutting character. Urine appears dark and fetid. There is a pain in the back before urination, and it ceases after urine is passed. Urine is slow in coming, and the person must strain to pass it. Heavy red sediment may be present in the urine, and the urine has a nauseating smell. Kidney colic with stinging, tearing, digging pain in the right ureter that travels to the bladder as if some small calculus was tearing its way to the bladder is present. An affected child may cry before urinating, and red sand-like substance may be present on the diaper.

Lycopodium for Gastric Disorders

Lycopodium covers many symptoms of the complaints which are gastric in origin. There is constriction of the throat that is always induced by regurgitation of food. An excessive appetite that gets satiated easily, eating a small amount of food that creates fullness are characteristic features. The person suffers from chronic constipation and hard stools. There is flatulent colic present in children and young girls. Emaciation and debility occur from loss of fluids in the morning.
It works wonderfully in cases of gastralgia (neuralgic pain in the stomach) and gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining). Derangement of stomach occurs from consumption of sweets and pastries. Belchings tend to rise only up to pharynx. The patient feels hungry immediately after eating, though the stomach and abdomen are full and tense. Cramps in the stomach, which is distended, digestion that proceeds very slowly, with flatulence and acidity and rumbling of flatulence particularly in the left upper part of the stomach are some other symptoms. Enteritis (inflammation of the intestine) occurs in infants, which is caused by indigestion. There is excessive flatulence before and after passing of stool. Tympanitic distension of abdomen is present. Flatulence presses outwardly on the rectum and bladder, and there is a sensation as if something is moving up and down in the bowels.

Lycopodium and Relation to Food

People who need Lycopodium have a strong desire for sweets. Different food allergies are present, and complaints arise after intake of wheat, bread, and fermented foods. Complaints usually aggravate after consumption of flatulent foods like cabbage, beans, and onions.

Lycopodium and Rectal Disorders

Lycopodium is indicated in cases where there are sharp, aching pains and pressure in the rectum which gets worse at night. Burning in the rectum is present during and after passing stool. Rawness and skin abrasions around the anus that bleed easily and feels itchy and moist is a common symptom. Aching and painful hemorrhoids, which are sore to touch, marked inactivity of bowels, cramps in the rectum and small of the back, unsatisfactory stools, alternating diarrhea, and constipation are other symptoms. Diarrhea occurs after the suppression of skin diseases.
Marked constipation may be present since puberty, when away from home, in infants, with ineffectual urging. Rectum contracts and protrudes during stool and can lead to the development of piles.

The stools are hard, small and are not expelled completely. The first part of the stool is difficult to expel, while the last part is thin and gushing. Stools are pale, putrid, thin and brown, usually mixed with hard lumps. Spasmodic constriction of the anus prevents stool to be expelled. There is aching and pressure in the rectum which is worse during the nights with bleeding piles.

Lycopodium for the Liver

Lycopodium is of great value in chronic hepatic congestions, where the liver is very tender on pressure. The person cannot eat to satiety as it produces a distressing feeling in the hepatic (liver) region. There may be violent gallstone colic, pain in the back and right hypochondria due to congestion of the liver.

The action of Lycopodium on the Limbs

Lycopodium has always proven its efficacy in treating the cases of sciatica. There is numbness, drawing and tearing pain in limbs, along with stiffness of joints. There may be a tendency for chronic gout and chalk deposits in the joints. Right-sided sciatica, painful corns, and callosities on soles, toes, and fingers, a feeling where one foot feels hot and one foot feels cold are other symptoms. The sciatica is so severe that the person cannot bear to lie on the painful side. Heaviness in the arm, contraction of tendons, especially hamstrings is also treated with Lycopodium.

Lycopodium for Women

Lycopodium shows good action in cases of female problems. It works well in cases where the menses are delayed, with undeveloped breasts at puberty. Extreme sadness and irritability, depressed mood and indigestion before menses is noted. The menses may be suppressed for months. Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain) is so violent that it leads to fainting. Pains in the right ovary traveling to the left, ovarian tumors and vaginitis are treated well with this remedy. It is also used to treat a dry, burning sensation in the vagina which gets worse during and after sexual intercourse. Intercourse is extremely painful, and there may be profuse leucorrhoea (white discharge) with cutting pains across the right side to left with flatulence. Discharge of wind from the vagina may also be present.

Lycopodium for Males

Lycopodium acts wonderfully in cases of male impotence. It is used in instances where there is a discharge of prostatic fluid without an erection. Other symptoms include enlargement of the prostate, marked performance anxiety during intercourse, premature seminal emissions and sexual exhaustion and weakness. Impotence from masturbation, sexual excess or advancing age may occur. Lack of erectile power, a small, cold and relaxed penis, marked loss of sexual desire after gonorrhea or cystitis and premature ejaculation may also be present.

Lycopodium and Other Homeopathic Remedies

Lycopodium is antidoted by homeopathic remedies Camphor, Pulsatilla, Causticum, Aconite, Coffea, and Graphites.

It antidotes the action of homeopathic remedy Cinchona Officinalis.

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Vomiting: Homeopathic Remedies That Work

Vomiting (medically known as emesis) refers to a forceful ejection of stomach contents through the mouth. Vomiting is a symptom rather than a disease and can arise from a wide range of causes. Some of the reasons for vomiting include overeating, indigestion, food poisoning, and gastrointestinal infections. Homeopathy can be used to manage episodes of vomiting along with other symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. The top homeopathic medicines for vomiting include Ipecac, Arsenic Album, and Veratrum Album.

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Homeopathic medicines for vomiting.

Some other medical conditions that can cause vomiting include disorders of the gastrointestinal tract like Crohn’s disease, gastritis, pancreatitis, celiac disease, gastroparesis, peptic ulcer, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), milk allergy, liver disease, intestinal obstruction, inflammed gallbladder (cholecystitis), morning sickness of pregnancy, inner ear disorders including Meniere’s disease, migraines, BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), motion/travelling illness, certain medications, chemotherapy, anaesthesia, brain injury/tumor and excessive intake of alcohol.

Homeopathic Treatment of Vomiting

Homeopathic remedies offer a natural and safe treatment for vomiting. Numerous homeopathic medicines are used to treat vomiting. The most suitable among them is selected for every individual case depending upon the characteristic symptoms.

Homeopathic Medicines for Vomiting

Ipecac – For Vomiting with Intense Nausea

Ipecac is a natural medicine for vomiting prepared from the dried root of a plant named ipecacuanha. The natural order of this plant is Rubiaceae. Ipecac is very useful in cases of vomiting attended with intense nausea. The nausea is almost constant. The vomiting may be of white glairy mucus, watery fluid, yellowish/greenish colored matter or undigested food. It is usually in copious quantities and may be attended with cutting or colicky abdominal pains and a loss of appetite. A characteristic feature is a clean tongue with the above symptoms. Apart from these, there may be a cough attended with vomiting (a spasmodic cough).

Arsenic Album – For Vomiting Due to Food Poisoning and GIT Infections

Arsenic Album is a natural remedy for vomiting in cases of food poisoning and GIT infections. In cases where Arsenic Album is indicated, the vomiting may be green, yellow, bitter, sour, or clear. It may also contain blood in some cases. Vomiting appears soon after eating or drinking. Diarrhea with loose, watery, copious, offensive stool also arises. There is a complete loss of appetite with vomiting. Burning in the stomach is present in most cases, and abdominal colic and shivering may be present. There may be marked fatigue and anxiety. Arsenic Album is also indicated in cases where of food poisoning, stomach infections, cholera, and gastritis.

Veratrum Album – For Vomiting With Diarrhea

Veratrum  Album is an effective natural medicine for vomiting prepared from the rootstocks of a plant called White Hellebore. The natural order of this plant is Melanthaceae. Veratrum Album is very beneficial in cases of vomiting attended with diarrhea. Vomiting is accompanied with continued nausea, retching, and weakness. The vomiting is copious and forcible, of bile or food and drink. Vomiting and diarrhea are usually attended with cold sweat especially on the forehead. Ther stool is frequent, watery, gushing with abdominal cramps or severe pinching colic. Pains may also appear in calves and feet. During stool, the person feels chilly and may shiver. Episodes of fainting may appear with the above features. Veratrum Album is also a top listed homeopathic medicine for treating cholera infection.

Colocynthis – For Vomiting With Abdominal Pain

Colocynthis offers a natural cure for vomiting accompanied by abdominal pain. It is prepared from the pulp of a fruit of a plant called Cucumis Colocynthis, also known as Bitter Apple. The natural order of this plant is Cucurbitaceae. The vomiting may be of food or yellow-green substances. The abdominal pain tends to get relieved by bending over double or applying pressure. This pain may be crampy, colicky, cutting, or griping in nature, and is most marked around the navel region. Obstructed flatus is present with the above symptoms. Watery stool appears in some cases.

Ferrum Met – For Vomiting While Eating or Soon After Eating

Ferrum Met offers natural relief from vomiting that occurs soon after eating, or in some cases, even while eating. The vomiting is sour and acidic, and there is pain or pressure in the pit of the stomach. The pain tends to get better after vomiting. Eructations of sour, foul taste appear in most cases. Ferrum Met is also helpful in cases of a cough that worsens upon eating and is followed by vomiting.

Sepia – For Morning Sickness and Vomiting

Sepia is an excellent homeopathic medicine for vomiting related to morning sickness in pregnancy. Vomiting of food and bile is marked during the morning. In some cases, milky fluid is vomited. Even the simplest food leads to vomiting. There is marked nausea present in the morning as well as after eating. Even the smell of food or cooking can bring on nausea. In severe cases, even the thought of the food causes sickness.

Iris Versicolor – For Headache/Migraine With Vomiting

Iris Versicolor is a homeopathic remedy for vomiting prepared from the fresh root of a plant named Blue Flag. This plant belongs to the family Iridaceae. Iris Versicolor is a wonderful homeopathic remedy for headache/migraine attended with vomiting. There is marked nausea and pain in the forehead. The pain feels like a constricted band on the forehead. The vomiting is bilious, acidic of intensely sour nature, and burns the throat. Heartburn may also be present. A headache may begin with a blur before eyes and cause disturbances in sleep.

Cocculus Indicus – For Motion Sickness causing Vomiting

Cocculus is a homeopathic remedy prepared from the seeds of a plant called Cocculus Indicus. This plant belongs to the natural order Menispermaceae. Cocculus is a very valuable homeopathic medicine for vomiting in cases of motion sickness or vomiting that occurs while traveling. There appear nausea and vomiting from moving in a car, a train, boat. Vomiting may be bitter or sour and foul. It may be accompanied by bitter, putrid belchings. There is also profuse salivation with above.

Robinia – For Sour Vomiting and GERD

Homeopathic medicine Robinia is prepared from the fresh bark of root and young twigs of a plant called Robinia Pseud-acacia of the natural order Leguminosae. Robinia offers a natural homeopathic treatment for intensely sour vomiting. Along with vomiting, there may be acidity and heartburn. Oppression in the pit of the stomach is also present. Taste of mouth may be foul and bitter. Robinia is a top-grade medicine for GERD (gastro-esophagal reflux disease) with intense heartburn and sour vomiting. It is also used to treat a migraine coupled with intense sour, acid vomiting and nausea.

Nux Vomica – For Vomiting with Marked Retching

Nux Vomica is a significant homeopathic medicine for vomiting coupled with marked retching. The vomiting may be greenish, oily/greasy or of undigested food. Stomach pains are present that tend to get better after vomiting. Along with this constipation may be present with a constant ineffectual desire to pass stool (but passing a little at a time.) Nux Vomica is also used in cases of vomiting arising from the intake of alcohol.

Aethusa – For Vomiting Due to Intake of Milk

Aethusa is prepared from a plant Aethusa Cynapium commonly known by the name of Fool’s Parsley. This plant belongs to natural order Umbelliferae. Aethusa is a top grade homeopathic remedy for vomiting that occurs due to the intake of milk. Aethusa works well in people, especially children and infants who cannot tolerate milk. The milk is vomited soon after consumption in the form of large curds or cheesy matter. The child feels weak and tends to fall asleep after vomiting. In some cases, loose stool with greenish mucus may also be present.

Pulsatilla – For Vomiting After Eating Fatty Food

Pulsatilla is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from a plant called Pulsatilla Nigricans (commonly known as windflower.) This plant belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is helpful for cases of vomiting with stomach derangement from taking fatty food like creams, pastries, ice creams. Abdominal colic, loose stool, and nausea appear with vomiting. Chilliness and pale face are attending features.

Phosphorus – For Vomiting With Blood (Hematemesis)

Homeopathic remedy Phosphorus is used in cases of vomiting where there is blood (hematemesis). Vomiting may contain pure bright/brown blood-like matter. The blood may be mixed with bile and mucus.

Chelidonium – For Vomiting in Liver and Gall Bladder Diseases

Chelidonium is a natural remedy for vomiting in cases of liver and gallbladder diseases. There appears vomiting of bilious, sour, greenish matter. The person needing Chelidonium is unable to retain anything. This is most times attended with giddiness and nausea. Pain in the region of liver and gallbladder are also prominent.

Symptoms Attending Vomiting

Nausea is a common attending symptom of vomiting. Other symptoms that may attend with vomiting include dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever. A common complication of vomiting is dehydration and loss of body electrolytes. Some features of dehydration include a dry mouth, decreased/dark urine, headache, and confusion.
It should be noted that vomiting for more than 12 hours that contains blood and when attended with a stiff neck is an emergency and needs immediate medical treatment.

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Cervical Dystonia – Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Neck Stiffness

Cervical dystonia is a form of focal dystonia. Cervical dystonia refers to a painful condition of the neck arising from involuntary contraction of the neck muscles. The pain is attended with a tilting of the neck and head. In some cases, the head and neck can tilt in a forward or backward position. Cervical dystonia is also known as spasmodic torticollis. Homeopathy carries an excellent scope to treat cervical dystonia. With the use of homeopathic medicines, the episodes of neck muscle contraction, as well as the intensity, are seen to reduce with time. Lachanathes, Lycopodium, and Rhus Tox are the top homeopathic medicines for cervical dystonia.

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Homeopathic medicines for cervical dystonia.

Homeopathic Treatment of Cervical Dystonia

Homeopathic medicines help in relaxing the contracted neck muscles and reduce the pain associated with it in a very effective manner. There are numerous homeopathic medicines for cervical dystonia. These homeopathic medicines treat cervical dystonia in a very gentle and natural way. They are made from naturally occurring substances and hence are very safe to use in all age groups and are free from any side effects. The most suitable homeopathic medicine for cervical dystonia among them is selected after a detailed analysis in every individual case.

Homeopathic Medicines for Cervical Dystonia

Lachnanthes – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck and Head Drawn to the Right Side

Lachnanthes is a natural medicine for cervical dystonia prepared from plant Lachnanthes Tinctoria (also known as Red Root.) The natural order of this plant is Haemodoraceae. Lachnanthes is a top listed homeopathic medicine to treat cervical dystonia (torticollis). Lachnanthes is indicated when the neck muscles are contracted with the head drawn to the right side. There is a pain in the neck. The pain and stiffness extend from neck to the head. Pain in neck worsens from neck movement or bending the head backward.

Lycopodium – For Cervical Dystonia with Neck Stiffness Causing Drawing of Head to Left Side

Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is prepared from the spores of a plant Lycopodium Clavatum, commonly known as Club Moss. It belongs to the natural order Lycopodiaceae. Lycopodium is well indicated for cases of cervical dystonia causing drawing of the head to the left side. The neck is very stiff and towards the left side. There is a darting pain in the neck. The pain and stiffness of neck radiate to the shoulders too.

Rhus Tox – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck

Rhus Tox is a natural homeopathic medicine for cervical dystonia with a markedly stiff neck. The neck muscles are contracted, tense and painful. Movement of neck worsens the complaint. A person needing Rhus Tox may feel relief from heat application on the neck. Stiff neck due to exposure to a draft of air is treated well with Rhus Tox. Cases of cervical dystonia with a history of injury to the neck or shoulder also respond well to homeopathic remedy Rhus Tox.

Cimicifuga – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck from Cold Air Exposure

Cimicifuga offers a natural treatment for cervical dystonia that is prepared from the root of a plant Cimicifuga Racemosa, commonly known by the name of Black Cohosh. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Cimicifuga is well indicated for cervical dystonia with a stiff neck arising from exposure to cold air. The neck muscles are highly painful and contracted, and also sensitive to touch. Pain worsens upon moving the hands.

Causticum – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck and Pain in Back of Head

Causticum is an effective medicine for cervical dystonia with a stiff neck attended with pain in the back of the head. Neck muscles are contracted, tightly bound and the person may find it very difficult to move the neck and head. Along with the above symptoms, there may be a tearing pain in the neck muscles.

Cicuta – For Cervical Dystonia with Head Drawn Backwards

Cicuta is a natural remedy for cervical problems prepared from the root of a plant Cicuta Virosa or Water Hemlock. The natural order of this plant is Umbelliferae. Use of Cicuta is considered in cases of cervical dystonia where there is a tendency to draw the head backward. The neck muscles contract intensely and become hard. The person is unable to move the head due to tensed muscles. There may be a dull pain in the back of the head.

Medorrhinum – For Cervical Dystonia with Head Drawn Forwards

Homeopathic medicine Medorrhinum is useful for treating cervical dystonia where the head is drawn forwards. There appears spasm of the neck muscles and chin is drawn down to the sternum. There is an intense drawing pain in the neck. Pain at the base of the brain may be present. A sensation of burning heat may be present in the neck along with the above symptoms.

Zincum Met – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiffness and Tearing Pain in Neck

Zincum Met is a natural homeopathic remedy for cervical dystonia with stiffness and tearing pain in the neck. Pain from the side of the neck may extend to the shoulder. The tearing pain is most felt on the right side of the neck. Pain may also be felt just below the jaw and behind the ear in some cases. The stiffness of the neck is most marked during the morning.

Causes of Cervical Dystonia

Cervical dystonia is an idiopathic condition i.e. the reason behind the cervical dystonia is not known. Sometimes cervical dystonia is seen to run in families, so a genetic link is seen in this condition. Sometimes a history of injury to the neck or shoulders may be present. Cervical dystonia can develop at any age but is mostly seen to appear after the age of 30 years. The condition of cervical dystonia is more commonly seen in females as compared to the males. Sternocleidomastoid, trapezius and other neck muscles are involved in this condition.

Symptoms of Cervical Dystonia

The main feature of cervical dystonia is a tilting of the head and neck to either side of the body. In some cases pulling of head and neck forward (anterocollis) or backward (retrocollis) may also be present. The intensity of the muscle contraction varies from mild to severe form. Along with the above features, there is neck pain and discomfort. Sometimes the neck pain may also radiate to the shoulders. In some cases, jerking or tremors of the head may also be noted. Cervical dystonia may also be seen to spread to other areas like the face and the jaw. Headaches may also arise in such conditions. The symptoms of cervical dystonia seem to worsen from stress and motion while rest seems to bring relief.

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Do Not Fear The Crowd – Top Homeopathic Medicines for Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a fear of the crowd, public places, open spaces or any situation where a person feels helpless and trapped. These feelings result in marked anxiety and a state of panic. The person who has agoraphobia fears that when stuck in a crowded place, he/she would be unable to escape and would have no help if the situation arises. Homeopathy carries an excellent scope to treat a variety of conditions like agoraphobia. Homeopathic medicines work at the psychological level to bring about recovery in such cases. Aconite, Arsenic Album, Argentum Nitricum are the top homeopathic medicines used to treat agoraphobia naturally.

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Top homeopathic medicines for Agoraphobia.

In a majority of cases, people tend to develop agoraphobia after having a panic attack in a particular place. This instills the fear that the same may happen again in another similar place again. People then become afraid of losing control. Agoraphobia is categorized under a group of anxiety disorder. In the initial stages, anticipatory anxiety and panic attacks happen, and these are followed by avoidance of public places.

Homeopathic Treatment of Agoraphobia

Homeopathic medicines for treating agoraphobia are of natural origin and hence treat the condition in a very safe and gentle manner. They cause no side effects and can be safely used by people of all age groups. These natural medicines are not habit-forming and can be safely discontinued once the treatment is complete. With the use of homeopathic medicines, the intensity of the anxiety and fear is seen to reduce gradually, helping the affected person face the places/situations instead of avoiding them. Aconite, Arsenic Album, Argentum Nitricum, Kali Phos, Gelsemium, and Lycopodium Clavatum are the top-rated homeopathic medicines for agoraphobia. The most suitable homeopathic medicine among them is selected individually for every case following a detailed case analysis. Therefore the remedies for agoraphobia should be used under the supervision of a homeopathic physician and self-medication should be avoided.

Homeopathic Medicines for Agoraphobia

Aconite – Top Grade Homeopathic Medicine for Agoraphobia

Aconite is a natural medicine prepared from a plant called Aconitum Napellus (commonly called monkshood.) It belongs to the natural order Ranunculaceae. The person who needs this remedy fears crowded places and does not like to be part of a crowd. There is a fear of crossing narrow streets, and constant fear of death. Some people also have a fear that a disease they are suffering from may prove to be fatal. Their mind is always anxious, and they are very restless and tend to do everything in great haste. Such people often experience marked palpitations, cold sweat, trembling, and acute panic attacks. They tend to be restless must move about or change position often. Their anxiety may get better by drinking cold water.

Arsenic Album – For Agoraphobia with Fear of Crowd and Marked Anxiety

Arsenic Album is a natural homeopathic used to treat agoraphobia where the person has a great fear of the crowd, anxiety, restlessness, and difficulty breathing (dyspnoea). These symptoms are attended with constriction of the chest, trembling and cold sweat. There may be nausea along with anxiety and general fatigue. The person may feel very restless and toss an turn in bed or move around constantly. There is a fear of being alone, and a fear of dying when left alone. The effect of being frightened all the time may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Argentum Nitricum – For Agoraphobia with Marked Anticipatory Anxiety

Argentum Nitricum is a natural remedy for fear of crowd (agoraphobia) where there is marked anticipatory anxiety. Just thinking of an upcoming crowded event or a social gathering in which a person has to be present can bring about intense anxiety and excessive nervousness. This may be accompanied by weakness in the legs and diarrhea. This medicine is suited to people who have a fear of crowds and high buildings, and often feel that the buildings will fall on them. They may also constantly talk about their sufferings, be hurried and impulsive, and seem gloomy, sad, and dull most of the times.

Kali Phos – For Agoraphobia with Fear and Sleeplessness

Kali Phos offers a natural cure for agoraphobia where a person is extremely fearful and is unable to sleep due to mental disturbances. They are very sensitive and may be sad with a tendency to weep. They usually have a gloomy mood and negative thinking. An extreme mental and physical prostration is another prominent feature.

Gelsemium – For Agoraphobia With Dizziness

Gelsemium is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from the bark of the root of a plant named Gelsemium Sempervirens, also known as Yellow Jasmine. It belongs to the natural order Loganiaceae.
Gelsemium works well in cases of agoraphobia where fear is attended with marked dizziness and emotional excitement. The key indications for using Gelsemium include fear of appearing in public and social gatherings. Such people are nervous, sensitive and irritable. They fear losing control in a crowd or public places. There is marked anxiety about health and the future. Other symptoms include fatigue, dullness, and drowsiness.

Lycopodium – For Agoraphobia with Fear of Appearing in Public

Lycopodium is prepared from the spores of a plant named Lycopodium Clavatum or Clubmoss. The natural order of this plant is Lycopodiaceae. This natural remedy for agoraphobia is considered in people who have a marked fear of appearing in public. They may suffer a panic attack in such conditions and feel anxious as if they are about to die. Such people generally have poor self-esteem and suffer from lack of self-confidence. They may also suffer from other fears including being alone, of the dark, of ghosts, of failure and stage fright.

Causes of Agoraphobia

Genetics and environmental factors play a significant role in the development of agoraphobia. Agoraphobia mostly begins in early adulthood but can appear at any age. Agoraphobia is diagnosed more in females than in males. A person with an anxious temperament, other phobias (like social phobia, claustrophobia) and a family history of agoraphobia are at increased risk to develop the same condition. A stressful event in life (like the death of a parent) and a history of physical/sexual abuse are other factors that put a person at risk of developing agoraphobia. The children raised in an overprotective environment also have chances to develop agoraphobia later on in their lives. Use of tranquilizers and sleeping pills is also linked with agoraphobia in some cases.

Symptoms of Agoraphobia

The chief symptom of agoraphobia is anxiety and panic attack arising in crowds or public places or any situations where the sufferer feels stuck and is unable to find a way out. The places may include theaters, malls, elevators, public transportation, being in open spaces, standing in lines, cars, etc. The person having agoraphobia will have symptoms of anxiety like a rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, dizziness, nauseating feeling, hot flushes, sweating, trembling when they find themselves in such places or situations. Sometimes chest pain and fear of death may also be present. These symptoms may arise even before entering the dreadful situation from anticipation. The person with agoraphobia would always need someone to accompany him/her to the places they fear, to rescue them in case of a panic attack. In severe cases people tend to choose a safe zone, i.e., tend to avoid going to places they fear and confine themselves. In extreme stages of this condition, the affected person may not leave home even for doing important work.

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Natural Homeopathic Treatment of Vocal Cord Nodules

Vocal cord nodules refer to painless, hard, callus growths that form on the vocal cords. These nodules are benign (i.e., non-cancerous). Vocal cord nodules usually appear in pairs, typically in the midline with one node forming on each of the vocal cords. Homeopathic medicines for vocal cord nodules provide symptomatic relief and help reduce the size of the nodules with time. Cuasticum, Phosphorous, and Belladonna are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat vocal cord nodules.

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Homeopathic medicines for vocal cord nodules.

Vocal cords are a pair of band-like elastic muscle tissues. They lie within the larynx, i.e., the voice box at the top of the trachea. They function to regulate airflow into the lungs, protect the airway from choking and for voice production. They open (abduct) during air inhalation and close (adduct) during swallowing and voice production. In the initial stages, there appears redness and swelling of the vocal cords. With time the swelling turns into a hard lump or node over the vocal cords. They are also known as singers’ nodules. Formation of nodules on the vocal cords interferes with voice production and leads to variable changes in voice.

Homeopathic Treatment of Vocal Cord Nodules

The Homeopathic system of medicine carries a good scope to treat vocal cord nodules. They can help provide symptomatic relief, and also help reduce the size of these nodules gradually. Homeopathic medicines also aim to treat the underlying conditions like GERD, thyroid issues, chronic cough whenever present in a case of vocal cord nodules. The homeopathic medicines for treating vocal cord nodules are selected by symptom presentation. Numerous homeopathic medicines can be symptomatically used to treat cases of vocal cord nodules. The top grade medicines for vocal cord nodules include Causticum, Phosphorus, Belladonna, Argentum Met, Argentum Nitricum, and Arum Triphyllum. These homeopathic medicines help provide symptomatic relief from symptoms hoarseness of voice, rough voice, pain /discomfort in the throat, a lump-like sensation in the throat, and neck pain. The remedies are selected for every individual case of vocal cord nodules after a complete evaluation. These homeopathic are prepared from naturally occurring substances and hence can be used without any side effects.

Homeopathic Medicines for Vocal Cord Nodules

Causticum – For Hoarse Voice in Cases of Vocal Cord Nodules

Causticum is a natural homeopathic medicine for hoarse voice in cases of vocal cord nodules. Hoarseness is worse in the morning and evening time. A raw sensation in the larynx may be felt. There may also be a scraping sensation in the throat. A dry, tickling cough is another attending feature. This remedy is also indicated in cases where the person is unable to speak loudly.

Phosphorus – For Hoarse and Rough Voice Due to Vocal Cord Nodules

Phosphorus is a natural homeopathic medicine for cases of vocal cord nodules presenting with a hoarse or rough voice. Soreness, roughness, and dryness in larynx may also be present.

Belladonna – For Pain in the Throat in Cases of Vocal Cord Nodules

Belladonna offers a natural treatment for vocal cord nodules and is prepared from the plant called Deadly Nightshade. It belongs to the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna helps treat discomfort and pain in the throat in cases of vocal cord nodules. The voice becomes hoarse, feeble and weak. A dry cough tends to appear with changes in the voice.

Argentum Met – For Vocal Cord Nodules Due to Overuse of Voice

Argentum Met is a natural homeopathic remedy for vocal cord nodules in people who overuse their voice, such as singers and public speakers. The voice quality gets changed, and there may be hoarseness of voice. In rare cases, there may be a loss of voice. There may be a tendency of hawking while speaking.

Argentum Nitricum – For Hoarseness of Voice with Clogged Feeling in Vocal Cords

Use of homeopathic medicine Argentum Nitricum is considered in cases where there is a peculiar symptom of hoarseness of voice with a feeling of having something clogged in the vocal cords. Sometimes there may be a loss of voice along with a tickling sensation and itching in the larynx.

Arum Triphyllum – For Hawking in Throat Due to Vocal Cord Nodules

Arum Triphyllum is a natural homeopathic medicine to treat vocal cord nodules where there is throat clearing (hawking) in cases of vocal cord nodules. The throat clearing is almost constant, and there is a constricted feeling in the throat. Sometimes a burning sensation in the throat along with hoarseness of voice may be present.

Cause of Vocal Cord Nodules

The main cause of nodules on the vocal cords is overuse of voice (as in the case of singers and teachers.) Apart from that, aggressive use of the voice, excessive yelling, screaming and talking too loudly also predispose a person to develop vocal cord nodules. In some cases, excessive throat clearing or a chronic cough may also lead to the formation of nodules on the vocal cords. Some other predisposing factors for the formation of vocal cord nodules are GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease ), thyroid problems, intake of alcohol in excess and smoking.

Symptoms of Vocal Cord Nodules

The major symptom of vocal cord nodules includes changes in the voice. The changes in voice that are common are hoarseness of voice, husky voice, rough voice or breathy voice. Difficulty in voice initiation, reduced ability to change the pitch of the voice and voice breaks are also seen along with voice changes. Other symptoms include pain or discomfort in the throat, a sensation of a lump in the throat, neck pain, throat clearing and, coughing. Vocal fatigue is also noted along with the above symptoms in most of the cases. The intensity of the symptoms is seen to increase as the size of the nodules on the vocal cord increases with time.

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Knee Pain in Adolescents: Homeopathic Treatment of Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease refers to an inflammation that appears just below the knee at the top of the tibia. It is the area where the tendon from the knee gets attached to the tibia/shin bone. A bump may also form on this very same area. Osgood Schlatter Disease is seen in children during their puberty between the ages of 8 years to 15 years (when a growth spurt appears.) It is during these phases that the bones, muscles, and tendons tend to develop speedily. Once the bone growth stops, this condition tends to resolve on its own. Homeopathic medicines for Osgood Schlatter disease help reduce the inflammation and swelling that is linked with knee pain. Bryonia, Calcarea Phos, and Silicea are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat Osgood Schlatter disease.

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Homeopathic medicines for Osgood Schlatter disease.

Homeopathic Treatment of Osgood Schlatter Disease

Homeopathic medicines work very well to help relieve the symptoms of Osgood Schlatter Disease. The homeopathic medicines that are highly recommended in cases of this condition include Bryonia, Calcarea Phos, Silicea, Rhus Tox, Calcarea Carb, and Causticum. These remedies help relieve knee pain. Since they are made of natural substances, they can be safely used without any side effects.

Homeopathic Medicines for Osgood Schlatter Disease

Bryonia – For Knee Pain that Worsens from Motion in Osgood Schlatter Disease

Bryonia is prepared from the root of a plant named Bryonia Alba which is commonly known by the name of White Bryony or Wild Hops. The natural order of this plant is Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia helps treat knee pain that worsens from motion in Osgood Schlatter Disease. Keeping the knee at rest relieves the knee pain. It is usually painful to touch and may be swollen. The knee also feels stiff along with the above features. Along with this pain in the tibia /shin bones appears that is mainly of a tearing nature.

Calcarea Phos – For Knee Pain Worsening During the Night in Osgood Schlatter Disease

Calcarea Phos is an effective homeopathic remedy to treat Osgood Schlatter Disease when the pain in the knees gets worse during the night time. It is also indicated in cases of Osgood Schlatter Disease when knee pain is aggravated from stretching the leg. In some instances, walking worsens the knee pain, and the knee feels as if it is sprained while walking.

Silicea – For Pain with Swelling in the Knee in Osgood Schlatter Disease

Silicea is a natural medicine for Osgood Schlatter Disease where there is knee pain with swelling in the knee. The swelling is very intense over the knee. The pain in the knee may be tearing or stitching in nature. The knee is painful to pressure, and there is a sensation as if the knee is very tightly bound.

Rhus Tox – For Tensed and Painful Knee in Osgood Schlatter Disease

Rhus Tox is a natural remedy for Osgood Schlatter disease where the knee pain is accompanied with a tensed and tight feeling in the knee joint. The knee is also swollen and stiff with pain. A burning sensation in the knee joint is present. Standing worsens the knee pain, and a great heaviness is felt in the knee. Overstraining the knee worsens the complaint in most cases.

Calcarea Carb – For Painful and Weak Knees in Osgood Schlatter Disease

Calcarea Carb is an effective natural homeopathic medicine for knee pain when attended with the weakness of knee in cases of Osgood Schlatter disease. The knee pain may be stitching, drawing, stinging or tearing in nature. Pain from knee may extend down the toe in some cases. The knee also feels lame. In some cases, a sensation of dislocation of the knees is felt from intense pain. A crackling sound from the knee may appear on walking. The knee is also swollen and hot in many cases that need Calcarea Carb.

Causticum – For Knee Pain after Exertion in Osgood Schlatter Disease

Homeopathic medicine Causticum is indicated for managing knee pain that arises after exertion in cases of Osgood Schlatter Disease. It is attended with a sensation that the tendons of the knee are too short. The knee feels stiff upon walking, and there is a cracking sensation in the knees while walking. A drawing feeling in the knee may extend down the feet.

Causes of Osgood Schlatter Disease

In most cases, the primary cause of this problem is an overuse of the knee joint or an injury. In children and adolescents, there is a growth plate (the soft area where the bone is growing) near the end of the bones. Once the growth phase is over, the growth plate closes and is replaced by a solid bone. In some growth plates (including the tibial bone) the tendons are attached. Repeated stress on the growth plate at the upper end of the tibia by pulling of the tendon at its insertion point results in Osgood Schlatter Disease. Children who are actively involved in sports activities that require excessive running and jumping (such as football and basketball) are at an increased risk to suffer from Osgood Schlatter Disease.

Symptoms of Osgood Schlatter Disease

The chief symptom of Osgood Schlatter Disease is a pain in the knee. The knee pain in Osgood Schlatter Disease tends to get worse from exercise, running or jumping. Rest tends to bring relief in the knee pain. Swelling under the knee over the top of tibia accompanies the pain. Tightening of the muscles that surround the knees is also noted. Osgood Schlatter Disease affects one knee in most of the cases; however, it may involve both the knees in some cases.

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Top Homeopathic Remedies for Achalasia Cardia

Achalasia cardia is a rare motility disorder of the esophagus or food pipe. This disorder causes the esophageal muscle to not contract properly, due to which the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) is unable to relax properly. The scope of treating achalasia cardia with homeopathy is limited to mild and moderate cases. Homeopathic medicines like Alumina, Kali Carb, and Lachesis can be used to help treat achalasia cardia symptomatically.

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Homeopathic medicines for Achalasia Cardia.

The esophagus is a tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The muscle layer of the esophagus contracts to move the food down from throat to the stomach. The esophagus has two sphincters. One sphincter lies at the upper end of the esophagus (upper oesophageal sphincter, UES) and another at the lower end of the esophagus (lower oesophageal sphincter, LES). The UES relax when the food has to enter esophagus from the throat, and the LES relaxes when food has to enter the stomach from the esophagus. Rest of times both these sphincters remain closed. In achalasia cardia, the esophageal muscles don’t contract properly. As a result, the swallowed food doesn’t move down into the stomach. In addition to this, the lower end of esophagus lying immediately above the LES begins to dilate.

Homeopathic Management of Achalasia Cardia

Cases of achalasia cardia can be symptomatically managed with the help of natural homeopathic medicines. However, in severe cases of achalasia cardia, it should be noted that homeopathy doesn’t have any significant role to play and help from the conventional mode of treatment is required. Homeopathic medicines aim at giving symptomatic relief in cases of achalasia cardia. Homeopathic prescription for achalasia cardia varies from case to case as per the individual characteristic features. Some of the well indicated homeopathic medicines for symptomatic management of achalasia cardia are – Alumina, Kali Carb, Lachesis, Phosphorus, Robinia, and Carbo Veg.

Homeopathic Medicines for Symptomatic Management of Achalasia Cardia

Alumina – Natural Medicine for Difficulty Swallowing Solids due to Achalasia Cardia

Alumina is a natural homeopathic medicine for managing swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) in cases of achalasia cardia. People who need Alumina find it very difficult to swallow solids. They need to cut their food in very small pieces before eating it. It is also extremely difficult for the food to pass down the food pipe and reach the stomach. It seems to get lodged in the food pipe. The person can feel the food lying in the whole length of the food pipe, and there is a sensation of a lump present in the throat.

Kali Carb – Natural Remedy for Food Being Stuck in the Food Pipe in Achalasia Cardia

Kali Carb is a natural homeopathic remedy for achalasia cardia when the food gets stuck in the food pipe. The person needing Kali Carb often complains that the food passes very slowly down the food pipe and lodges halfway there. A stinging pain may be felt in the throat while swallowing. There may be vomiting right after eating.

Lachesis – Natural Homeopathic Medicine For Achalasia Cardia where there is Difficulty Swallowing Liquids

Homeopathic medicine Lachesis is useful in case of achalasia cardia where the person experiences difficulty in swallowing. Solid food is swallowed easily but is difficult to swallow liquids. Liquids tend to back up and return through the nose. A constant sensation of a lump in the throat is present in a majority of the cases needing Lachesis.

Phosphorus – Natural Treatment for Regurgitation of Food in Achalasia Cardia

Phosphorus is an effective homeopathic remedy for achalasia cardia where there is a regurgitation of food. The lower end of esophagus seems contracted. The food comes up again in mouthfuls. This happens soon after swallowing the food. Nausea during the night is also common. A burning sensation in the food pipe (heartburn) is also present with the above symptoms.

Robinia – Effective Medicine for Heartburn in Achalasia Cardia

Robinia is prepared from the fresh bark of the root and young twigs of a plant named Robinia Pseudo-acacia. The natural order of this plant is Leguminosae. Robinia is a very effective homeopathic medicine for treating achalasia cardia when heartburn is most troublesome. Heartburn is most worse at night on lying down and is accompanied by vomiting of intensely sour fluid.

Carbo Veg – Natural Treatment for Heartburn in Cases of Achalasia Cardia

Carbo Veg is an effective homeopathic medicine for managing heartburn in cases of achalasia cardia. Along with heartburn sour, putrid belching appears. In some cases, water-brash may also be present. Vomiting of food is another indicative feature to use Carbo Veg.

Causes of Achalasia Cardia

Achalasia Cardia is thought to arise from damage to the nerves of the esophagus, as a result of which the muscle and sphincter of the esophagus do not work properly. The reason for nerve damage is yet unclear, and it is thought that an autoimmune process or a viral infection may cause degeneration of nerves in the esophagus. It is seen that older adults are more at risk to develop achalasia cardia than people of other age groups. In some rare instances, this condition can be hereditary and show a tendency to run in families.

Symptoms of Achalasia Cardia

The major symptom of achalasia cardia is difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) that that keeps getting worse with time. Sometimes the condition worsens to an extent where it is entirely impossible for the food to enter the stomach. A sensation of food or liquid sticking in the food pipe or sensation of a lump in the throat is very commonly seen in cases of achalasia cardia. Other symptoms of achalasia cardia include heartburn, chest discomfort/chest pain, regurgitation (bringing back of the food/liquids swallowed into the mouth), coughing and frequent choking episodes. Gradual weight loss is also seen along with the above symptoms in some of the cases of achalasia cardia.

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Stool Incontinence: Homeopathy Offers An Effective Treatment

The involuntary passage of stool due to lack of control over the bowel movements is known as stool incontinence or fecal incontinence. A person may have a sudden urge to pass stool, that if not attended urgently, can lead to a leakage of stool. This condition is known as urge incontinence. In some cases, a person unknowingly passes stool, a condition that is known as passive incontinence. The severity of this condition varies from minor leakage of stool to entire loss of bowel control. Stool incontinence can be treated effectively with homeopathic medicines. Aloe, Podophyllum, Causticum, and Hyoscyamus are the top natural remedies for stool incontinence.

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Homeopathic medicines for stool incontinence.

Homeopathic Treatment of Stool Incontinence

Homeopathic medicines help in aiding recovery in cases of stool incontinence by treating the root cause of it. Homeopathic medicines for treating stool incontinence are prepared from naturally occurring substances, hence are very safe and gentle to use. These medicines are highly suitable to treat stool incontinence in people of all age groups. There is a large therapeutic list of medicines in homeopathy to treat stool incontinence. Among them, the top listed homeopathic medicines include Aloe, Podophyllum, Causticum, Hyoscyamus, Sulphur, and China. These remedies should be used only under the supervision of a homeopathic physician.

Homeopathic Medicines for Stool Incontinence

Aloe – Natural Medicine for Stool Incontinence with Loose Stool

Homeopathic medicine Aloe is prepared from a plant named Aloe Socotrina. The natural order of this plant is Liliaceae. Aloe is indicated in cases where there is an involuntary passage of stool attended with loose, watery stool. Sometimes mucus passes with stool. Stool passage on passing flatus also indicates the need for Aloe. It also works well in cases of stool incontinence in children and in cases of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Podophyllum – Natural Remedy for Stool Incontinence on Passing Flatus

Podophyllum is an effective remedy prepared from a plant Podophyllum Peltatum commonly named as May-Apple. The natural order of this plant is Berberidaceae. Podophyllum is well-indicated in cases of stool incontinence accompanying the passing of flatus. on passing flatus. The person needing this medicine may have an offensive, green stool and marked urgency to pass stool. In some cases, rectal prolapse may be present.

Causticum – Effective Natural Medicine for Stool Incontinence in Cases of Constipation with Hard Stool

Causticum is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for treating stool incontinence in cases of constipation with hard stool. The stool is tough and knotty and is passed with great difficulty. In some cases the first part of the stool is hard and the rest is soft. The stool is frequent with an unsuccessful desire to pass stool. Itching at the anus that is constant is also prominent. Applying cold water on the anus helps relieve the itching.

Hyoscyamus – Effective Natural Remedy for Stool Incontinence During Urination or Sleep

Hyoscyamus is a natural medicine prepared from the fresh plant of Hyoscyamus Niger, commonly named Henbane, of the natural order Solanaceae. Hyoscyamus is used to treat stool incontinence that occurs during urination or sleep due to a weak anal sphincter. This medicine helps strengthen the anal sphincter.

Sulphur – Effective Medicine for Stool Incontinence during Laughing, Sneezing or Passing Flatus

Sulphur is a natural medicine indicated for stool incontinence that arises while laughing, sneezing or passing flatus. The anus may be red, swollen and sore. Marked itching and burning at the anus is also a prominent attending feature.

China – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Stool Incontinence with Excessive Flatulence and Bloating

China is a natural medicine prepared from the bark of a plant named Cinchona Officinalis, of the natural order Rubiaceae. China is prominently indicated in cases of stool incontinence in people who complain of excessive flatulence and bloating. The flatus is obstructed, and the person may suffer from chronic diarrhea. The stool is frequent, thin, watery and attended with weakness.

Causes of Stool Incontinence

There are a number of reasons that can cause stool incontinence. Some of the most important include diarrhea (loose stool), constipation, rectal prolapse, piles, rectocele (rectum protruding through the vagina), and injury or damage (in some cases) to the anal sphincter during childbirth (from vaginal delivery) or any surgery that damages the nerves or muscles of the rectum or anus. Apart from this, stool incontinence can also arise in cases of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD – inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Certain neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and stroke may also cause stool incontinence.

Risk Factors Associated with Stool Incontinence

Middle age and older adults are at a high risk to suffer from stool incontinence. People having diabetes mellitus are also at risk to develop stool incontinence. Females are more at a greater risk to develop stool incontinence as compared to males.

Symptoms that Accompany Stool Incontinence

Some symptoms that may accompany stool incontinence in some cases are soreness of skin surrounding anus, bloating, flatulence, loose stool, and constipated stool. Pain, anal itching (pruritis ani), irritation of the skin around the anus, perianal dermatitis are other attending complaints. People dealing with stool incontinence tend to feel dirty, embarrassed and frustrated, and also develop stress, anger, and depression due to the condition.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Vocal Cord Paralysis

The vocal cords are a band of muscle tissue fold located inside the larynx (voice-box). Vocal cords are also known as vocal folds. The function of the vocal cords is to produce sound for speech, protect the airways from getting choked by food, drink or saliva and regulating air flow in the lungs. During inhalation, the vocal cords move apart (get abducted). These vocal cords then adduct or come close together while swallowing and sound production. Any hindrance of nerve supply to the larynx may result in vocal cord paralysis. This condition is also known as vocal fold paresis,  recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, or vocal fold paralysis. Speaking, breathing and swallowing are the functions that get affected if the vocal cord gets paralyzed. Homeopathic remedies for vocal cord paralysis carry a good scope of treatment. Cuasticum, Gelsemium, and Cocculus Indicus are the top homeopathic medicines used to treat vocal cord paralysis.

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Homeopathic medicines for vocal cord paralysis.

Homeopathic Treatment for Vocal Cord Paralysis

The homeopathic mode of treatment is quite effective for managing vocal cord paralysis. From the long list of effective homeopathic medicines used to manage cases of vocal cord paralysis, the major ones are Causticum, Gelsemium, Cocculus Indicus, Lachesis, Stannum Met, Nux Vomica, and Phosphorus. Homeopathy is a symptom-based science where the symptoms provided by the patient provide the key towards the medicines required for a particular case. The chances of recovery in each and every case of vocal cord paralysis are highly variable. Various factors like the duration of complaint, intensity of symptoms, unilateral/bilateral involvement collectively decide the scope of homeopathic treatment. It needs to be noted that in cases of complete bilateral vocal cord paralysis (where the vocal cords are held tightly close together in the midline), there is a decrease in the airflow. This leads to a major difficulty in breathing. In such cases, urgent alternative help (other than homeopathy) should be taken. The homeopathic medicines for vocal cord paralysis should be taken after consulting a well-qualified homeopathic physician.

Homeopathic Medicines for Vocal Cord Paralysis

Causticum – Homeopathic Medicine for Hoarseness of Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Causticum is a natural medicine for hoarseness of voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. In cases needing Causticum, hoarseness of voice is most marked in the morning and evening. There is also an inability to speak loudly. Shortness of breath may also be present

Gelsemium – Homeopathic Remedy for Weak Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Gelsemium is a natural remedy prepared from the bark of the root of a plant Gelsemium Sempervirens, which is commonly known as Yellow Jasmine. This plant belongs to the natural order Loganiaceae. Gelsemium is indicated for cases of vocal cord paralysis that causes the voice to become weak. A burning sensation in the larynx may also be felt.

Cocculus Indicus – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Tremulous or Broken Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Homeopathic medicine Cocculus Indicus is prepared from the seeds of a plant named Indian Cockle. The natural order of this plant is Menispermaceae. Cocculus Indicus helps in managing tremulous voice or broken voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. Oppressed or difficult breathing may be an accompanying symptom.

Lachesis – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Loss of Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Lachesis offers a natural treatment for loss of voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. This remedy is most indicated for vocal cord paralysis of the left side. Episodes of choking on eating may also be present along with the above features.

Stannum Met – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Hoarse and Weak Voice

Homeopathic preparation Stannum Met works well in cases of vocal cord paralysis presented with either hoarse or a weak voice. Hawking mucus may improve voice quality. A need to take frequent deep breaths may accompany the above symptoms.

Nux Vomica – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Vocal Cord Paralysis with an Inability to Speak Loudly

Nux Vomica is a homeopathic cure indicated for vocal cord paralysis where the person is unable to speak loudly. A frequent throat clearing may be present along with a cough while eating.

Phosphorus – Natural Treatment for Vocal Cord Paralysis with a Hoarse Voice

Phosphorus is another homeopathic medicine that is used to treat hoarseness of voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. The voice may also be husky or rough. Prolonged speaking worsens the complaint.

Causes of Vocal Cord Paralysis

The causes of vocal cord paralysis include an injury to the vocal cord or recurrent laryngeal/vagus nerve, tumors, certain viral infections, thyroid surgeries, and cancer in rare cases.

Symptoms of Vocal Cord Paralysis

While both the vocal cords may get paralyzed, in most cases only one cord is affected. The symptoms of vocal cord paralysis include – hoarseness of voice, effortful speech, breathy voice, weak voice, vocal fatigue, and inability to speak loudly. Other symptoms that may appear in cases of vocal cord paralysis are – shortness of breath, choking and coughing after eating/drinking, throat clearing and aspiration of food/drink in the lungs.

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Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Natural Homeopathic Medicines

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that arises when the peripheral nerves malfunction or get damaged. One of the leading causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes mellitus, but there can be many other reasons. From a huge number of homeopathic medicines for peripheral neuropathy, some of the majorly indicated homeopathic medicines for symptomatic treatment include Kali Phos, Arsenic Album, Picric Acid, Oxalic Acid, Hypericum, Causticum and Plumbum Met.

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Homeopathic medicines for Peripheral Neuropathy.

Homeopathic Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy

The homeopathic mode of treatment remains quite effective in managing peripheral neuropathy. The approach to homeopathic treatment for peripheral neuropathy is entirely symptomatic. The symptoms of the patient in a given case of peripheral neuropathy serve as the basis of homeopathic prescription. Every case of peripheral neuropathy needs to be thoroughly investigated to rule out the cause behind it. Every individual case requires a detailed case analysis to find the presenting symptoms unique to them. The homeopathic medicines for treating peripheral neuropathy are very safe to use among people of all age groups. A person should take homeopathic medicines for peripheral neuropathy under the supervision of a homeopathic physician and avoid self – medication.

Homeopathic Medicines for Peripheral Neuropathy

Kali Phos – Homeopathic Medicine for Numbness in Hands and Feet

Kali Phos is an effective, natural homeopathic medicine for numbness in hands and feet in cases of peripheral neuropathy. Kali Phos also helps in treating prickling sensation in hands and feet. Along with this a general fatigue or weakness is also present. A person needing Kali Phos tends to have a nervous, sensitive and irritable nature. Kali Phos is also indicated for cases of muscle weakness and paralysis.

Arsenic Album – Homeopathic Remedy for Burning Sensation in Hands/ Feet in Peripheral Neuropathy

Homeopathic medicine Arsenic Album is useful for treating burning sensation in the hands and feet in cases of peripheral neuropathy. The burning sensation may extend to arms and legs. Arsenic Album is also helpful for weakness and heaviness in the limbs in cases of peripheral neuropathy. Apart from the above, a tingling sensation in the fingers is also an indicating feature to use Arsenic Album.

Picric Acid – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Pin-needle Sensation in Hand/Feet

Picric Acid is a natural homeopathic remedy used to treat a pin-needle like sensation in the hands or feet in cases of peripheral neuropathy. This sensation may be present in legs and arms. A weak, tired feeling in the limbs is also present. Exertion tends to make the complaint worse, and the limbs may get cold.

Oxalic Acid – Natural Homeopathic Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy Causing Numbness and Tingling in Limbs

Use of natural medicine Oxalic Acid is considered in cases of peripheral neuropathy where there is numbness and tingling in the limbs. Sharp and excruciating pains in the limbs also point towards the use of this medicine.

Hypericum – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Peripheral Neuropathy Due to Nerve Injury

Hypericum is a natural medicine prepared from the fresh plant named Hypericum Perforatum or St. John’s Wort. The natural order of this plant is Hypericaceae. The main indicating features to use Hypericum are numbness, tingling in hands or feet attended with burning pains. A crawling sensation may also be present in the hands and feet in some cases.

Causticum – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Muscle Weakness in Peripheral Neuropathy

Causticum is a well-indicated homeopathic cure for treating muscle weakness in cases of peripheral neuropathy. There is marked muscle weakness in the limbs along with a sensation of formication (like ants crawling) in the limbs. Causticum is also used in cases of paralysis.

Plumbum Met – Natural Medicine for Thinning of Muscles in Peripheral Neuropathy

Plumbum Met offers a natural cure for peripheral neuropathy in which the patient experiences wasting or thinning of the muscles of the limbs. Paralysis of limbs is also treated well with this medicine.

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

The nervous system in our body is divided into two major divisions – the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system includes the spinal cord and the brain. The peripheral nervous system consists of a network of nerves that lie outside the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body (organs, limbs, and skin). The peripheral nervous system has 43 pairs of motor and sensory nerves. Peripheral nerves are of three types – sensory, motor and autonomic. The primary functions of these nerves are as follow:
Sensory nerves are responsible for transmission of signals like pain, touch, temperature and other sensations to the brain.
Motor nerves are held responsible for control of muscles.
Autonomic nerves are responsible for regulating autonomic functions of the body such as bladder function, digestion, body temperature, and blood pressure.
The peripheral neuropathy can be a mononeuropathy (damage to a single peripheral nerve) or a polyneuropathy (malfunctioning of multiple peripheral nerves at the same time). The symptoms of this disorder depend on the type of peripheral neuropathy.
Sensory neuropathy: The symptoms of sensory neuropathy are numbness, tingling, pricking, pin/needle sensation, hypersensitivity and burning sensation in the hands and feet. The symptoms can spread up the arm and leg.
Motor neuropathy: The symptoms of motor neuropathy include muscle weakness, paralysis, twitching/cramping of muscles, wasting/thinning of muscles, impaired balance, and coordination.
Autonomic neuropathy: The symptoms of autonomic neuropathy include rapid heart rate, bowel/bladder symptoms, diarrhea/constipation, blood pressure changes, increased/decreased sweating and erectile dysfunction in men.

Other reasons for peripheral neuropathy include an injury to nerves, low levels of vitamin B12, infections like shingles, Epstein-Barr, hepatitis C, and autoimmune diseases like Guillain-Barre syndrome, lupus, and necrotizing vasculitis. Excessive alcohol intake, tumors pressing on the nerves, chronic liver/kidney disease, thyroid disorders, certain medications including phenytoin, thalidomide, toxins like arsenic, mercury, inherited disorders like Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are some other causes of peripheral neuropathy. In some cases, there may be no identifiable cause.

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