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How To Get Rid Of Sour Belching With Homeopathy?

Belching, commonly called burping, refers to the act of air from the stomach getting released through the mouth. Belching may have no taste or they may be sour, bitter or metallic in taste. Belching is quite normal, we all face sour belching once in a while. It may simply be a result of overeating or dietary changes or consuming certain food products like spicy food, fried food, citrus fruits, caffeine, chocolate and alcohol. But recurrent sour belching may arise from some underlying gastric issue that needs to be diagnosed and treated to manage belching.

The most important gastric issue among others is GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease). It refers to a condition in which there occurs back-flow of stomach acids into the food pipe due to the weakening of lower esophageal sphincter (LES). It can cause sour burps along with other symptoms like heartburn (burning in the middle of chest behind the breastbone), sour taste in the mouth, chest pain, lump in the throat sensation, bloating, and bad breath.  Other reasons for sour belching may include hiatal hernia and H. pylori infection. Hiatus hernia is the protrusion of a portion of stomach into the chest cavity from one of the openings (esophageal hiatus) in the diaphragm. It may cause belching, heartburn, water brash, chest pain and difficulty in swallowing. H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) infection is a bacterial infection that tends to cause stomach infection and leads to gastritis (stomach inflammation) or stomach ulcers. The symptoms of this infection include burning in the stomach, frequent burps, nausea, bloating, loss of appetite and weight loss. Gallbladder problems like its inflammation or gallstones can also lead to acid reflux-like symptoms including that of sour belching. Another cause can be delayed gastric emptying (Gastroparesis) which refers to a condition in which stomach takes more than usual time to empty its contents. The use of certain medicines like NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and some blood pressure medicines can also cause sour burps. Sour belching can be attended with some other signs and symptoms depending on the cause behind it. These include heartburn, bloating, nausea, vomiting, pain in the abdomen and bad smell from the mouth.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathy offers a highly effective solution for cases of sour belching. Homeopathic medicines work by boosting the body’s natural healing mechanism to overcome health issues naturally. These medicines target the root cause behind burps to provide great relief with zero side effects. With the use of these medicines, the intensity and frequency of the complaint decrease gradually. Besides sour burps, any associated symptoms like heartburn, bloating, nausea, vomiting and pain in the abdomen are also dealt with quite effectively with these medicines. Homeopathic prescription varies from case to case of sour belching depending on the characteristic individual symptoms. It is advised to take homeopathic medicine under the supervision of a homeopathic physician and avoid self-medication.

Homeopathic Medicines To Relieve Sour Belching

1. Natrum Phos – Top Recommended Medicine

Natrum Phos is the leading medicine to help cases of sour belching. Persons needing it suffer from acidity with sour burps. They may have a complaint of water brash (excessive saliva mixed with the stomach acid rising to the mouth) too. They may suffer from additional complaint of heartburn as well. There is gas in the abdomen. Nausea and vomiting are other problems that could be affecting a person. Vomiting contains sour fluid. It may be as sour as vinegar. There may be stomach pain. Ulcers are present in the stomach in some cases. Sometimes there is attending loss of appetite.

2. Robinia – With Sour Vomiting

This medicine is highly beneficial for cases of sour belching with sour vomiting. The vomit contains intensely sour fluid. It may contain food that has just been eaten. One feels nausea, accompanied by heaviness and pain in the stomach. Stomach is also distended, besides acidity and heartburn. Acidity gets worse at night on lying down which disturbs a good sleep. There is a constant sensation of fullness in the stomach. One may experience burning pain in the stomach.

3. Iris Versicolor – With Heartburn

Iris Versicolor is very effective when sour belching is attended with heartburn. Heartburn is a burning sensation felt in the middle of the chest behind the breastbone (sternum). Burning may also be felt in the mouth and stomach, besides nausea. It gets worse from any sort of irregularity in diet. Thin watery sour fluid is expectorated through vomiting. The sour fluid may scrape and damage the throat. Before vomiting, pain may be felt in the stomach. Along with these gastric symptoms, a person may suffer from headache.

4. Carbo Veg – For Sour Burps After Eating Or Drinking

This medicine is very helpful in managing sour burps that occur after eating or drinking. The burps smell bad. Belching can be quite frequent and almost constant. It is attended with excessive gas and bloating of the abdomen especially in its upper part. It causes a feeling as if the stomach would burst. The trapped gas may cause stomach pain. Heaviness and fullness is felt in the stomach. Burning also occurs in the stomach. Even the simplest food causes gastric complaint, where this medicine is required.

5. Nux Vomica – For Sour Burps Worse In Morning

This medicine is helpful when sour burps get worse in the morning. Heartburn is felt along with water brash. It gets worse before breakfast. One feels nausea after eating.  The vomit may contain sour mucus, food or any drink consumed or oily/greasy substance. Stomach feels distended and is sensitive to pressure. After eating, pressure is felt in the stomach with inability to bear tight clothing. One feels heat in the stomach. There is loss of appetite. This medicine is one of the best medicines to manage acidity and gastric issues that occur from taking coffee, spicy food and alcohol.

6. Lycopodium – With Excessive Gas In Abdomen

It works very well in cases of sour belching with excessive gas formation. Besides, bloating occurs immediately after eating even very little food. The gastric issues worsen from eating certain food like beans, cabbage, and food that cause excessive gas production. Besides, there is heartburn and water brash. Vomiting also occurs of sour substance. A constant pain is felt in the stomach. The pain can be burning, tearing or pressing type. Burning sensation may extend from the stomach up to the throat. After eating, there may occur a sensation as if everything eaten is rising up to the throat.

7. Sulphuric Acid – For Sour Offensive (Bad Smelling) Burps

This medicine is considered in cases of sour, bad smelling burps. Sour vomiting might occur especially after eating. There is heartburn and weakness is well marked along with the above symptoms. It proves very effective for sour burps that occur from excessive alcohol intake.

8. China – With Bloated Abdomen

This medicine is very useful for sour burps with bloated abdomen. The whole abdomen feels bloated in cases needing this medicine. It is due to the accumulation of excessive gas in the abdomen. Pain occurs in the stomach from trapped gas sometimes. A heated sensation is also felt in the abdomen. The stomach feels heavy even after eating a very small quantity of food. Gastric issues that occur after consuming milk or tea are best managed with this medicine.


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Burning Mouth Syndrome: Causes and its Homeopathic Treatment

Burning mouth syndrome refers to a condition in which there occurs burning in the mouth. Burning mainly occurs on the tongue but can also occur on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth or inside the cheeks or in some cases the entire mouth. The burning can occur immediately after waking up in the morning and remain for the whole day. In some cases, burning sensation may not be felt in the morning but starts and keeps worsening in the later part of the day. This syndrome can occur suddenly or gradually over time. The intensity of the symptoms can be from mild to severe. The symptoms may remain constant or may come and go. Some other symptoms can attend the burning. These include changes in taste like bitter taste, metallic taste, or sometimes loss of taste, dryness in the mouth, and tingling/stinging sensation in mouth.

Causes Of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome could be primary or secondary. If there is no clear reason behind the burning sensation, it is termed primary burning mouth syndrome. In this case, damage to the nerves of tongue is considered to be the reason. In cases where some underlying medical condition or a reason is leading to it, then it is termed secondary burning mouth syndrome. Some examples of such underlying causes include oral lichen planus, fungal infection in mouth, dry mouth, and geographic tongue.

Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune condition that tends to cause white lacy patterned lesions in the mouth (on inner cheeks, gums, lips, tongue or palate). In some cases, red swollen patches form in the mouth. The lesions are painful, may have burning sensation, and sometimes can bleed as well.

Fungal infection in the mouth is known as oral thrush. It causes white or creamy lesions in the mouth. These can develop on tongue, inside cheeks, on gums, and roof of the mouth. Burning and pain can be felt in these lesions.

Geographic tongue refers to the inflammatory condition of tongue characterized by formation of smooth, red bald patches on the tongue that gives the tongue a map-like or geographic appearance. The acid from the stomach going into the mouth (GERD – gastroesophageal reflux disease) or allergy to some food or some product used for mouth care can lead to a geographic tongue.

Apart from the above–mentioned reasons, other causes may include biting the tongue tip, brushing the tongue harshly, excessive use of mouthwash, a dental procedure, eating excessive acidic food/drink, and lack of nutrients like zinc, iron, and vitamin B12. The use of certain medicines like clonazepam, captopril, fluoxetine, hormone replacement therapies, and psychological problems, like stress, anxiety and depression, may also cause burning in the mouth. People who are above 50 yrs of age and those who smoke are at risk of suffering from burning mouth syndrome. Women are at a greater risk than men, especially around menopause or after menopause.

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy carries a great scope in treating cases of burning mouth syndrome. Homeopathic medicines help in gradually decreasing the burning sensation. Besides, they work wonderfully in managing any associated symptoms like change in taste, dryness of mouth, pain and stinging sensation in the mouth. They work magnificently in reducing burning in mouth and other symptoms by targeting the root cause behind it. The most suitable homeopathic medicine for treating these cases is selected after detailed analysis in every individual case. The best part of homeopathic medicines is that they work in the most natural way to treat a condition and there are no side effects of these medicines.

Homeopathic Medicines For Burning Mouth Syndrome

1. Arsenic Album – Top Remedy

Arsenic Album is the most recommended medicine to manage cases of burning in the mouth. Those needing it have marked burning especially on the tongue. It is attended with bitter or sour taste in the mouth. The tongue feels dry with excessive thirst. The tongue appears white like chalk.

2. Merc Sol – With Bitter Or Metallic Taste

Merc Sol is an effective medicine for burning in the mouth along with bitter or metallic taste. Besides the burning sensation, the tongue is dry and red with dark spots. The tongue is also swollen along with pain. Pricking type of pain is felt on the tongue. Applying pressure on the tongue with fingers is painful. Ulcers or cracks may be present on the tongue. In some cases, loss of taste may be there. There is foul breath. Fungal infection in mouth may be present.

3. Iris Versicolor – With Burning Like Fire

This medicine is of great use in cases where burning is felt in the mouth as if from fire. There may be loss of taste. Tongue turns white, as if covered with a greasy substance. Mouth may be inflamed along with burning and pain. Inside the cheeks, ulcers may be present. There may be discharge of ropy saliva. This medicine is also a leading medicine to manage cases of acid reflux where stomach acid flows back to the food pipe and mouth.

4. Arum Triphyllum – For Burning Along With Soreness

Arum Triphyllum is useful in cases of burning mouth with marked soreness (pain on touch).  Burning may also be felt in the throat. Tongue is cracked and painful, along with burning. The tongue is very dry and rough. Bleeding may occur from the tongue. A discharge of thick mucus from the mouth may appear. Bad smell tends to emanate from the mouth.

5. Belladonna – With Dryness Of Mouth

Belladonna is a highly valuable medicine to manage cases of burning along with marked dryness in the mouth. Dryness is marked on the tongue, lips, inside cheeks and roof of the mouth. Excessive thirst is felt. Mouth is red, swollen and inflamed. The taste in the mouth may be sour, bitter or bad. The tongue is white in the center with red edges. The tongue is painful to touch.

6. Apis Mellifica – For Burning On Tongue With Intense Redness

This medicine can be used for cases of burning on the tongue along with intense redness. The tongue is dry. Swelling on the tongue may be present. Shooting type of pain may occur. In some cases, prickling sensation is felt on the tongue. Sometimes vesicles (tiny fluid-filled bumps) are present on the tongue with burning and stinging pain. Sticky, frothy saliva is present in the mouth.

7. Nitric Acid – Along With Stinging Pain

This medicine is helpful in relieving burning sensation in the mouth attended with stinging pain. Mouth is bright red and may be swollen. Bitter taste in the mouth remains after eating. The tongue is dry with cracks. It is sensitive even to soft food.  Ulcers may be quite prominent on the lips, tongue edges and inside the cheeks. There may be increased salivation.

8. Sulphur – With Metallic Taste

Sulphur is well indicated when there is metallic taste in the mouth, besides burning. The mouth and palate are dry. There is excessive thirst. Vesicles may appear in the mouth. Tongue is white with redness on the tip and borders.

9. Natrum Mur – With Loss Of Taste

This medicine is considered when burning in mouth is accompanied by loss of taste. Burning occurs in the mouth but is the most marked on the tip of the tongue. There may be mapped/geographic tongue. Tongue is coated white with red patches. A sensation of hair on the tongue is felt. Mouth, lips and tongue are dry. Mouth is painful and sensitive even to liquid food. Ulcers may be present on the tongue, inside cheeks or gums with burning.



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Top 10 Homeopathic Medicines For Hand Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by red patches on the skin covered with scales/ flakes. It is an autoimmune disease that means the immune cells start to damage the healthy skin out of a misdirected response. Psoriasis can affect any area of the skin including hands. Palms of the hands, back of hands, fingers, knuckles and nails may get affected in case of hand psoriasis. The skin patches can be itchy, painful and can be attended with swelling.

Dryness and cracks may also occur on the hands that may bleed sometimes. Skin peeling or skin thickening may also be noticed. In some cases, fluid-filled bumps (blisters) or pus filled bumps (pustules) can form on the hands. Discomfort may be felt while using hands due to these signs and symptoms. When nails are affected, discoloration of nails occurs. Nails become dark in color — yellowish brown or yellowish red. The other signs can be the thickening of nails, pits on the nails, crumbling of nails and separation of nail from the nail bed. Persons having psoriasis are also at risk of arthritis (joint inflammation) known as psoriatic arthritis. The exact cause behind psoriasis has not been understood completely yet. However, it is considered to be a disease of autoimmune origin where the healthy skin is being damaged by immune cells out of a mistake. Here the skin cells begin to divide and grow at a higher speed than normal pace. This makes the immature skin cells appear on the surface of the skin at a faster rate than what the skin can clear off. This leads to a pile-up of skin cells resulting in the thickening of skin covered with scales. Persons having a family history of psoriasis are at risk of hand psoriasis. Other than this several environmental factors can trigger it. Some of these factors include skin injury, extreme weather (both cold and hot), stress, skin infection and use of certain medicines like antidepressants, excessive smoking and alcohol intake, and infections like strep throat.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathic medicines can treat cases of hand psoriasis naturally. These medicines aim at moderating the immune system to bring natural recovery. They treat hand psoriasis safely and effectively with zero side effects. Homeopathic medicines help in managing signs and symptoms of hand psoriasis like dry patches with scales, cracks on skin, eruptions on skin, itching, pain, oozing fluid/bleeding from eruptions. They are also helpful in managing nail psoriasis. They also work wonderfully in cases of psoriatic arthritis. There are numerous medicines for treating hand psoriasis in homeopathy and in every case, the most suitable medicine has to be ruled out after detailed analysis of the case. It is advised to take any homeopathic medicine after consulting a homeopathic physician and avoid self–medication in any case.

Top Homeopathic Medicines For Hand Psoriasis

1. Petroleum – Top Remedy

Among the different homeopathic medicines for hand psoriasis, petroleum tops the list. The leading symptom guiding its use is rough skin with cuts and cracks on the palms of hands. The cuts and cracks can be quite deep. They have a tendency to bleed at times. There occurs intense itching and burning on the hand that hinders work done with hands. Roughness and cracks are also marked on the finger tips. Besides, it is also indicated when thick crusts form on the hands. This medicine is also the topmost medicine for psoriasis that gets worse in winters.

2. Graphites – For Skin Or Nail Psoriasis

Graphites is the next most beneficial medicine for psoriasis on hands and nails. It is firstly indicated for cases where there is hard and cracked skin on the palms. Secondly, it is of great help when tiny eruptions filled with fluid (blisters) develop on the skin. These blisters tend to ooze out a sticky, gluey discharge. Besides, it can be used where nails are involved. It is indicated when nails get thick, rough and blackish. These may turn brittle and crumble (break into small pieces). The nails get deformed. Nails are also painful and tender to touch.

3. Arsenic Album – With Scale Formation

This medicine is well indicated for psoriasis with scales. There occur dry rough patches on the hands covered with scales. Itching and burning is felt in these patches. Cold tends to worsen itching and warm applications help to relieve it. It is also useful when nails are discolored. Affected nails are blackish and tend to crumble.

4. Rhus Tox – When Back Of Hands Are Affected

Rhus Tox is a highly suitable medicine for psoriasis covering the back of hands. The affected skin is hard and rough. It is also cracked. There may be peeling of the skin on the left hand. Psoriasis may also spread on the arm of the left side mostly. The hands have heated sensation on the backside. Intense itching is felt on the affected area on hands. This medicine can also be considered in cases where joint inflammation is present along with pain, swelling and stiffness of joints.

5. Sulphur – With marked itching and burning

Sulphur is a prominent medicine to manage psoriasis cases with marked itching and burning. In cases needing it the skin in the hands is dry and hard. Cuts and cracks form on palms and on joints and between fingers. These are painful to touch. Excessive itching is felt especially when hands get warm. Scratching makes itching better but it is followed by a burning sensation.  Sometimes bleeding occurs. It is also helpful for cases where dry scaly eruptions or vesicular (fluid-filled) eruptions form on the back of hand.  Excessive sweating on palms may be noticed.

6. Mezereum – For Eruptions Oozing Sticky Fluid

This medicine can be used for cases having eruptions oozing out sticky fluid. The eruptions may be covered with crusts. Pus may ooze from under the crusts in some cases requiring it. Violent itching can be felt in the eruptions. Crusty eruptions can also form that may bleed on touching. Lastly, this medicine is indicated for vesicles (fluid-filled bumps) with a red center tip on the sides of fingers. There is a marked burning sensation in these vesicles.

7. Malandrium – For Cracks On Hands Worse In Winters

Like medicine petroleum, malandrium is indicated when cracks appear on the hands which get worse in winters. Hands become dry. Scaling appears, itching may be felt in the cracks. Washing hands increases the problem.

8. Sarsaparilla – For Cracks Especially On Sides Of Fingers

This medicine helps to heal cracks on the hands, especially on the sides of fingers. The cracks can be deep, and burning is felt in these cracks. The cracks are painful. The skin on the hand becomes hard. In some cases needing it, itchy, scaly spots appear on the skin.

9. Anagallis – For Vesicles (Fluid-Filled Bumps) Oozing Yellow Brown Fluid

Anagallis is a useful medicine for cases with tiny vesicles (fluid-filled bumps) that ooze yellow-brown fluid on scratching. The vesicles appear in a group and are itchy. The skin on the hands is very dry. It is also helpful for dry eruptions appearing on the hands and fingers.

10. Antimonium Crudum – When Nails Are Affected

This medicine is effective when nails are affected. In cases needing it, the nails become discolored and brittle (tend to break easily). They are cracked, deformed, and become out of shape. The skin under the nails is painful. Besides these, this medicine is of great use when there is inflammation in finger joints.



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How to Manage Facial Pain with Homeopathy

Facial pain refers to any kind of pain or discomfort felt in the face. The pain can occur on the whole face or may be localized to a particular part of the face. In some cases, pain may radiate from the head or ears to the face. The pain can be mild to severe varying from case to case. It may be constant or may come and go at varying intervals. Depending on the causes, facial pain may be attended with other symptoms like headache, jaw pain, tooth pain, earache, tingling/numbness/weakness on the face, swelling on the face, skin eruptions, sinus symptoms like nasal discharge, PND (Post Nasal Drip means dripping of mucus from the back of nose into throat), blocked nose, and eye-related symptoms like eye redness, eye watering, etc.  Facial pain can arise from various causes as follows:

1. Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia refers to severe pain on one side of the face along the course of the trigeminal nerve mainly due to compression, irritation or damage to the trigeminal nerve.

2. Sinusitis: It refers to inflamed paranasal sinuses i.e. air-filled cavities in the skull bone. It can cause facial pain along with other symptoms like nasal discharge, post nasal dripping, headache and blocked nose. Facial pain can be felt in the cheek area, forehead, root of the nose or the upper jaw depending on the sinus involved.

3. Toothache or cavities (hole in a teeth from decay) in the teeth and dental procedures like tooth extraction, root canal treatment, etc.

4. Herpes Zoster or post-herpetic neuralgia: Herpes Zoster refers to a painful rash with fluid-filled bumps (blisters) caused by varicella zoster virus. If this pain continues for more than three months after healing of the skin rash, it is termed post-herpetic neuralgia.

5. Herpes Simplex: It is also known as fever blisters characterized by tiny blisters around the mouth and on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus 1.

6. Headaches like migraine (one-sided headache usually throbbing type often attended with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to noise and light)

7. An injury to face or a fracture of maxillary or mandibular bone

8. Oral infection (infection of gums, tooth abscess – pus collection in different areas of tooth from bacterial infection) and infection of the salivary glands

9. TMJ (Temporo Mandibular Joint) disorders: These are the disorders arising from complaint of the jaw joint or muscles linked with jaw movement.

10. Atypical facial pain when no clear cause is found.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathy can be of great help in cases of facial pain. Homeopathic medicines are natural remedies that help in relieving facial pain by working on the root cause behind it. Once the root cause is treated, a long-term relief in facial pain follows. The most suitable homeopathic medicine for facial pain is selected after taking into consideration the individual symptoms and the cause behind facial pain. It is advised to always get any case of facial pain evaluated by a homeopathic physician for the right diagnosis and prescription. In most cases, facial pain occurs due to mild causes treatable with homeopathy. However, in very rare cases, pain in the face or jaw may happen from heart attack. So, if any pain occurs in the chest or left arm suddenly and radiate to the face or jaw then immediate help from conventional mode of treatment should be taken as homeopathy has limitation in treating such critical cases.

Homeopathic Medicines For Facial Pain

1. Belladonna – Top Medicine

Belladonna is a highly effective medicine for managing facial pains. It can help facial pain linked to several issues like sinusitis, headache, migraine, nerve involvement. In cases requiring it, the pain gets worse by touching the face or movement of the face. The pain may radiate to the side of head, ear or to the neck. The pain can be relieved by pressing the face hard. Though pain can occur on any side, it mostly affects the right side of the face. The pain can be cutting, shooting, tearing in nature. Along with pain, heated sensation can be felt on the face. The face can be markedly red too. Swelling may appear on the cheeks.  This medicine is also helpful for managing nerve pain that starts from the right side of head and spreads to the right eye and right cheek.

2. Spigelia – For Facial Pain From Trigeminal Neuralgia

Spigelia is one of the best medicine for pain on the face due to trigeminal neuralgia. Pain is mostly felt on the left side of face. One feels pain on the forehead, eye, cheek, teeth on left sided face. The pain can be tearing stitching, stabbing or burning type like hot needles. Pain tends to come and go suddenly. The left side of the face is also very sensitive to touch.

3. Magnesia Phosphorica – For Right Sided Facial Pain

This medicine is well indicated to manage facial pain on the right side especially due to trigeminal neuralgia. It is recommended when pain begins from the right eye and from there radiates to the entire right side of the face. The pain may be cutting stitching, shooting or cutting type. The pain tends to worsen from the slightest touch, a draft of air and washing with cold water. Relief is felt from warm application on the right side of face.

4. Colocynth – For Left Sided Facial Pain

Colocynth is a wonderful medicine for managing left sided facial pain. In cases needing it, facial pain gets worse from even slight touch on the face. The left side of the face is red, hot and swollen along with pain. The pain gets better from applying warmth. It is also relieved by absolute rest. The pain may radiate to the head, left ear and left side of the neck. Pain may be attended with excessive watering from the left eye. It is also indicated when pain from the left cheek bone radiates to the left eye.

5. Kali Bichrome – For Pain From Sinusitis

Kali Bichrome is a useful medicine for managing facial pain caused by sinusitis. In cases needing it, pain is mostly felt on the forehead above the eyes, root of the nose or the cheeks. Besides, thick ropy, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose may appear or the discharge may drip from the back of the nose into the throat i.e. PND – post nasal drip. Nasal blockage may be experienced.

6. Merc Sol – From Toothache

This medicine is well indicated when pain from painful teeth radiates to the face and even to the ears. Pain may be tearing or shooting type. The affected tooth may be decayed. Gum inflammation can also be present. Swelling over the cheek may be present on the affected side of the tooth. The pain gets worse from eating anything cold or warm. Relief appears from rubbing the cheek around the affected tooth.

7. Hecla Lava – From Decayed Tooth Or After Tooth Extraction

This medicine is highly suitable to manage facial pain that occurs from decayed tooth or follows tooth extraction. The pain is located over the jaw area. Swelling may also be present. The affected area is painful to touch. Due to pain there is difficulty in eating and sleeping.

8. Silicea – For Pain From Gums Infection Or Tooth Abscess

Silicea is a very important medicine for managing pain in the cheeks or face or from infection in gums or tooth abscess. In cases needing it, there is soreness and inflammation of gums. There is throbbing pain in teeth. This pain tends to radiate to the cheek or face from teeth. Pain gets worse at night.

9. Rhus Tox – For Pain From TMJ Disorder

This medicine is beneficial for managing pain occurring from TMJ disorder especially from joint inflammation. It is indicated when pain occurs at a jaw joint. It is accompanied with stiffness. Warmth or pressure over the joint relieves pain.


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Top Homeopathic Medicines For Irregular Bowel Movements

Bowel movements refer to the normal process of emptying waste material of the gastric system that does not serve any purpose in the body. In our body, nutrients are absorbed from whatever food we eat and the rest of the waste material is eliminated from the body as stool via anus. Bowel movements mean how often a person passes stool and what is the consistency of stool. It differs in each individual and there is no fixed definitive pattern of normal bowel movements. A person can pass stool once or many times a day or may skip a day or two without passing stool. But in general, three stools in a day to three stools per week are assumed to be normal. The stool may also be soft, hard or loose. Bowel movements might vary at times in a person and any occasional change is not to be worried about. However, if there occurs any sudden or significant change in the regularity, frequency or consistency of bowel movements then it refers to as irregular bowel movements.

It might simply be arising from some changes in the diet, change in daily routine, stress, anxiety, as a part of ageing, changes in the gut bacteria or it could indicate some underlying health problem needing treatment. One very common such health issue is IBS i.e. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS refers to a functional disorder of the colon (large intestine) in which bowel movements get altered, means there occur diarrhoea or constipation or alternation between these two, bloating of abdomen and stomach cramps. Another health issue could be IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) that includes two inflammatory condition of digestive tract – ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of large intestine and rectum. Crohn’s disease leads to inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. Next health condition is celiac disease (a gastric disorder in which eating gluten which is a protein present in wheat, rye, barley set off an immune response which leads to damage to small intestine and causes symptoms including bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, fatty stool, anemia and weight loss).

Other reasons could be food intolerance, thyroid issues, neurological issues like multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the immune cells damage the protective myelin sheath of the nerve fibers and hinders communication between brain and rest of the body parts). Besides use of some medicines like antibiotics and pain killers may result in irregular bowel movements. With irregular bowel movements one may get diarrhea or constipation or alternation between these two. Depending on the cause, other symptoms may also attend like pain in the abdomen, bloating, straining to pass stool, feeling of incomplete bowel emptying, urgency to pass stool, mucus in the stool, undigested food particles in the stool, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, passing blood in the stool, weakness and weight loss.

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy proves highly effective in cases of irregular bowel movements. Homeopathic medicines help to regularize the bowel movements in very natural way. Homeopathic treatment for this complaint is done on symptomatic basis in every case. An individualized treatment is done based on the characteristic symptom of the individual. Homeopathic medicines are of natural origin, so are 100 pc safe to use with zero side effects. As there are no specific medicines for treating this complaint and the treatment is given purely based on the individual’s symptoms, it is advised to get your case evaluated by a homeopathic physician for right prescription and dosage.

Homeopathic Medicines For Irregular Bowel Movements

1. Aloe Socotrina – Top Medicine For Diarrhea

This medicine is the leading medicine to manage cases presenting with diarrhea. In cases needing it, stool is loose with an urge to pass stool immediately after eating or drinking. There is a sudden urgency to pass stool with a need to rush to the toilet. Gas may pass along with the stool. In some cases, mucus occurs in the stool. There may be abdomen pain before and while passing stool. A constant bearing down sensation can be felt in the rectum. At times, stool is passed involuntarily when passing gas.

2. Podophyllum – For Copious Watery Stool

This medicine is beneficial when the stool is copious and watery. The stool passes out in a gush means suddenly with intense force. The stool can be yellow or green coloured. It may contain mucus or undigested food particles. The stool has offensive smell. There may be sudden urge to pass stool.

3. China Officinalis – For Loose Stool With Weakness

China Officinalis works well in cases of loose stool accompanied with weakness. Stool is profuse and attended with excessive gas in the abdomen. Abdomen pain may occur due to gas. Abdomen is bloated. Stool smells bad. Rumbling occurs in the stomach.

4. Croton Tiglium – For Sudden Stool After Eating / Drinking

This medicine is recommended for cases where a sudden urge to pass stool appears immediately after eating or drinking. Stool gushes out with a great force. Pain in the abdomen on passing stool can occur. Nausea may be felt while passing stoolwhich  be yellow or greenish. It may contain mucus or white flakes.

5. Nux Vomica – For Constipation With Frequent Urge For Stool

Nux Vomica is the best choice of medicine for managing constipation with a frequent almost constant ineffectual urge to pass stool. It may be recommended for persons who pass scanty stool several times a day, stool is unsatisfactory. Despite passing stool frequently in a day, they feel as if the bowels are not completely emptied and there is still more stool to pass giving a never got done feeling. They may feel pain in the abdomen. Nausea and vomiting especially in the morning may be felt.

6. Bryonia – For Constipation With Dry, Hard Stool

This medicine is very effective when there is constipation with dry, hard stool passed in lump form. The stool passes with difficulty and seems as if burnt. Besides, there is distension of abdomen.

7. Alumina – For Constipation With Absence Of Urge For Days Together

Alumina is a helpful medicine for cases where a person has no urge to pass stool for days together. Stool is passed when large faecal matter has accumulated in the intestines. When urge occurs, the stool is passed with intense straining efforts either with hard or soft stool.

8. Antimonium Crudum – For Alternate Constipation And Diarrhea

This medicine is highly suitable to manage cases in which an alteration occurs between constipation and diarrhea. Watery stool occurs with little hard lumps or undigested food particles in it. Cutting pain may be felt in the abdomen before passing stool. Vomiting may also attend. During constipation, there is passage of dry, hard stool with difficulty. There may be trapped gas in the abdomen. A characteristic feature that attends gastric complaint in most of the cases is thickly white coated tongue.

9. Lycopodium – For Alternate Diarrhea And Constipation With Bloating

This medicine is prominently indicated for alternate diarrhea and constipation with bloating. Persons needing it complain of gas and distension of abdomen after eating even a little amount of food. Gas and bloating is marked in the lower abdomen. Some specific food items that worsen the complaints includes cabbage, onions and beans.


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Sweating Heavily During Menopause, Try Homeopathy

Menopause refers to the permanent end of the menstrual cycle in a woman. A woman is said to have attained it when no periods have occurred for 12 months consecutively. It is a natural process occurring between the age of 45 to 55 yrs. A woman faces different issues during menopause. Among these sweating is a very common complaint that can occur during menopause and perimenopause (before menopause) time. More than 70% women going through menopause face this problem. It is attended with a heated sensation in the body in most cases. Sweating is more commonly noticed during night (night sweats). The sweat at night may wet the cloth and bedsheet excessively. In such cases, a sudden and severe feeling of heat is felt in the body due to the expansion of blood vessels followed by its contraction and sweating. During sweating the heartbeat may increase. It might feel like a panic attack. After this episode is over, a chill may be felt. The severity and frequency of sweating and heat flashes vary from one female to another. Excessive sweating may have many effects on a woman. Sweating can be quite discomforting and hinder day-to-day routine activities. The sweat may also emit foul odoodorur that can be quite unpleasant and may cause embarrassment and lower self-esteem, especially when amongst people. Excessive sweat may result in exhaustion. Sweating may also cause irritation, itching or rashes on the skin. The chances of skin infection also increase due to sweating. If there is sweating at night, it may disturb sleep.

The exact cause behind sweating during menopause is yet not fully understood. But it is suggested that the hormonal changes, including decrease in estrogen levels, tend to cause such complaints. The hormonal changes influence the hypothalamus (this part of the brain functions in temperature regulation) and make it sensitive to even the slightest changes in body temperature. As a result, hypothalamus faces difficulty in regulation of body temperature that leads to sudden heat flashes. To cool it down, our body increases sweat production. Some other factors might also contribute to excessive sweating like stress, smoking, alcohol intake, caffeine intake and excessive body weight (obesity). Family history of sweating during menopause may also contribute to excessive sweating. Women who have attained menopause at an early age and those having conditions like diabetes and thyroid complaints are also at high risk. Besides, intake of certain medicines like antidepressants, also make a woman prone to sweating during menopause.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathic medicines are very effective in managing sweating during menopause. These medicines are of natural origin that ensure natural relief with zero side effects. These medicines gradually decrease the intensity and frequency of sweating episodes. Along with sweating, they also work to manage other complaints occurring during menopause like weight gain, hair loss, facial pigmentation, hair growth on the face, sadness, depressed feeling, low libido and vaginal dryness. The homeopathic medicines are prescribed in every individual case according to the characteristic symptoms. It is recommended to take any homeopathic medicine under supervision of a homeopathic doctor after detailed case evaluation. It is advised to avoid self–medication in any case.

Homeopathic Medicines For Sweating During Menopause

1. Sepia – Leading Medicine

Sepia is one of the top rated medicines for managing increased sweating during menopause. Females needing it face complaint of sudden hot flashes along with sweating. It is attended with weakness. A woman in menopausal phase may faint. The sweat may occur from even slight exertion. It is also indicated for sweating that occurs particularly at night in certain body areas like chest, thighs and the back.  Besides, Sepia is also indicated for managing other menopausal complaints such as sadness, irritability, depressed feeling, weight gain, hair loss, facial pigmentation, hair growth on the face, low libido and vaginal dryness.

2. Lachesis – For Heat Flashes With Hot Sweat

Lachesis is another highly effective medicine for dealing with sweating during menopause. It is indicated for hot flashes accompanied with hot sweating on the body. Females needing it have excessive sweating at night that wakes them from sleep. The sweat is most marked on the neck in cases needing Lachesis. The sweat may have garlic- like smell. This medicine is also well indicated for other menopausal troubles including headache, palpitations, burning sensation on the top of the head and sleeplessness.

3. Hepar Sulph – For Cold Sweat

This medicine is useful for cases having cold sweating during menopause. The sweat smells bad. The sweat is noticed both during day and night. It may be attended with sleeplessness and restlessness at night. There is weakness from excessive sweating. The sweat gets worse from exertion.

4. Phosphoric Acid – For Sweat, Heat Flashes With Vertigo

This medicine is well indicated for cases where sweat occurs with heat flashes and attended with vertigo (sensation as if person is spinning or the things around are spinning). The sweat is profuse at night as well as in the morning. It is accompanied with anxiety. Mostly neck and back of the head have excessive sweating. There occurs weakness with cold sweat in most cases.

5. Jaborandi – For Sweat With Palpitations

Next important medicine for managing sweat during menopause is Jaborandi. In cases needing it, sweating occurs on the entire body with palpitations. The sweat begins from the forehead and then occurs on the whole body. It is most profuse on the legs, feet, upper part of the chest and face. Sweating is worse at night in bed. Hot flashes are felt along with sweating.

6. Sulphuric Acid – With Trembling Of Body

Sulphuric Acid works well when there are heat flashes followed by sweat and trembling all over the body. Excessive weakness is also felt. The sweat is most marked on the upper body parts where this medicine is required. The sweat is cold and smells sour. The sweat occurs soon after eating warm food. There is sweating at night along with weakness.

7. Conium – For Sweat All Over Body With Red Face

This medicine is indicated when there is sweat on the whole body with marked redness of the face. There is heat and sweat at the same time. Sweating occurs day and night. Sweat has an offensive odor. The sweating is most profuse on the limbs and genitals.

8. Strontium Carb – For Excessive Sweat At Night

This medicine is beneficial when sweat occur excessively at night. Besides, there are marked heat flashes. There is marked redness on the face with burning heat in cases needing it. The redness and heat on the face get worse from exertion. Itching may also occur on the face.

9. Ferrum Met – For Sweat On Lower Body Part

Ferrum Met is recommended when sweating occurs on the lower body part. Headache may occur before sweating. The sweat may stain the clothes yellow. The sweat has a strong and fetid smell. Nausea might occur along with sweating spells. The sweat is attended with excessive weakness.

10. China Officinalis – For Night Sweats With Weakness

China Officinalis is a very useful medicine to manage night sweats with marked weakness. Sweating follows even the slightest physical activity. Sweating occurs mostly during sleep. Sweat is oily in nature most of the times.


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Boost Immunity in Kids with Homeopathy

A healthy immune system is the hallmark of a healthy life. However, low immunity in kids makes them prone to frequent infections. Immune system helps to defend body against an infection caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. A strong immune system is needed to fight infections and maintain good health. If the immune system becomes weak, it leads to recurrent infections. It is quite common for a kid to get an infection just like an adult and it’s a part of his growing up. If it happens very frequently at short intervals, it indicates a lack of immunity to fight those infections. The reason behind poor immunity may be genetic factors predisposing a child to frequent infections; lack of well-balanced diet containing proper nutrients including vitamins, and an minerals;  lack of physical activity; insufficient germ exposure because of intensely clean environment; lack of sufficient sleep, stress, exposure to smoke and air pollutants, etc.

Signs Of Poor Immunity

1. Catching infections frequently is one of the most important signs of weak immunity in children. One amongst the various infections that a child can suffer from frequently is cold. Cold occurs from viral infection and it is quite common in children to catch cold about three to four times in a year but if a child catches cold more frequently than this, it indicates weak immunity. Other infections include tonsillitis, ear infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia and urinary tract infection.

2. Another sign of weak immunity is irregularity in bowel movements including constipation (a condition in which a child passes stool less frequently means less than 3 stools in a week or passes hard, dry hard stool or has difficulty or pain when passing stool), gas problem and diarrhea (passing loose stool three or more times in a day). Both good and bad bacteria are present in our gut. The good bacteria help to keep the gastric system strong and healthy and also help to fight the diseases Lowered good gut bacteria may result in improper digestion and weak immunity.

3. Lack of energy to play or do other activities, getting tired very easily is another sign pointing towards weak immunity.

4. Not gaining weight and poor physical growth signals towards low immunity.

5. Other signs of weak immunity may include slow wound healing, loss of appetite, anemia (a condition characterized by lack of enough red blood cells to carry adequate amount of oxygen to body tissues).

Homeopathic Treatment

One can rely on homeopathic medicines when it comes to boosting child’s immunity. These medicines are 100% natural medicines with zero side effects, so are totally safe to use. They enhance body’s immunity naturally. Based on symptomatic treatment, homeopathic medicines gradually reduce the frequency of catching infections often by building a stronger immunity and improving gut health. There is no single specific medicine that can help each and every case of poor immunity, rather the medicine has to be selected from a set of different medicines in every individual case based on the detailed case history. Individual assessment is required for case analysis and prescription, thereby it is advised that homeopathic medicines should be solely used under guidance of an expert homeopathic physician and self-medication must be avoided.

Homeopathic Medicines for Boosting Immunity In Kids

1. Calcarea Carb

This medicine is effective in cases where tendency to catch cold and suffer from sore throat is quite frequent. This medicine will boost immunity and make kids less prone to suffer from cold and sore throat happening at very short intervals. Besides, it can be helpful for the kids who get frequent ear infections. Kids needing it may have a tendency to sweat excessively especially around the head, mainly while sleeping. Sour smell may emanate from sweat and also from stool. A tendency to eat indigestible things like chalk, pencils, dirt can be present. They may have an intense craving for eggs and a dislike for milk.

2. Baryta Carb

Baryta Carb is prominently indicated to build strong immunity in kids who suffer recurrent cold and tonsillitis (inflamed tonsils) at relatively shorter intervals. They feel pain in the throat while swallowing, burning sensation in throat as well as increased salivation during acute tonsillitis. There may be tendency of pus collection behind tonsils (quinsy also known as peritonsillar abscess). Children needing it also have retarded growth and development and have short height. After infections, they may suffer from weight loss. There may be offensive sweat on the feet.

3. Tuberculinum

This medicine is quite similar in action to the above medicines. It also helps to strengthen immunity to keep away tendency of suffering from recurrent upper respiratory tract infections like cold, tonsillitis, sore throat. It boosts immunity which reduces tendency to have recurrent bronchitis. Kids needing it might not be gaining weight according to their age and they look thin and weak. They also feel tired and have a tendency to sweat profusely at night.

4. Alfalfa

This medicine is considered a general tonic in homeopathy to improve appetite and digestion along with enhancing immunity. It also helps in cases where tiredness and fatigue are marked, besides low weight. Alfalfa will help gain weight and improve the child’s stamina to keep away tiredness and infections.

5. Ferrum Phos

This medicine is recommended for kids who are anemic and have low immunity. They look thin and pale. There is marked weakness as they feel tired and exhausted. There is an aversion to do any kind of physical exertion due to exhaustion. There may be weight loss.

6. China Officinalis

China Officinalis can be used in kids who have weak digestion. They tend to have gas problem along with bloated abdomen. Frequent stomach pain due to gas may occur. They may suffer diarrhea (loose stool) often. There may be excessive weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss and anemia.

7. Alumina

Alumina can help cases where the digestive process is impaired along with constipation. Kids needing it suffer from intense constipation. They do not pass stool daily. There is lack of urge to pass stool for many days so they go for days without passing stool. The stool when passed is very difficult. Great straining is needed to expel stool. Alumina helps to regularize bowel movements and improve indigestion which may be decreasing immunity. Additionally kids needing it may be inactive and want to lie down all the time.

8. Silicea

Silicea is a well-indicated medicine where a child is thin and has hindered growth and development. This is not due to lack of appetite but due to defective assimilation (absorption and transportation of the nutrients from food to body cells through bloodstream). Children needing it have good appetite but have poor growth due to improper assimilation of food. They have excessive fatigue and get exhausted easily. They are very sensitive to cold and have tendency to sweat heavily on the feet and head. They may also be prone to skin infections with pus formation.


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What is Polymyalgia Rheumatica and its Homeopathic Treatment

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) refers to an inflammatory condition in which there is pain and stiffness in the muscles in different body parts, mainly including those of shoulders, neck, hips and arms. The symptoms include pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, hips and thighs. The symptoms occur on both sides of the body in this condition. These symptoms tend to start suddenly and get worse in the morning and after being inactive or remaining in the same position for a long time period. The affected body parts may have limited range of motion. Besides these, there may occur general symptoms also. These include tiredness, decreased appetite, mild fever, anemia, depression and sudden weight reduction. With time, the intensity of these symptoms might become severe which causes hindrance in doing day day-to-dayto day routine activities like bathing, dressing up, combing hair, climbing stairs, getting up from chair or bed and may make sleeping difficult. Consequently, it may impact social life of the person.
The reason behind this condition is still not clearly understood. But it is thought to be of autoimmune origin. Autoimmune means damage occurring to body’s healthy tissues by disease fighting cells of body by mistake. With this, a combination of genetic and environmental factors (like some viral infection) play a role in causing this condition. This condition affects females more than males. Females are two to three times more prone to suffer from this disorder as compared to males. It occurs in persons aged above 70 yrs. It is also seen that few persons having this condition also suffer from temporal arteritis ( a condition that cause inflammation of the temporal arteries that supply blood to the head and result in symptoms like headache, tenderness of the scalp, jaw pain and vision problems).

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathy offers a highly effective solution for cases of Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Homeopathic medicines boost body’s natural healing mechanism to naturally overcome health issues. These medicines help to decrease the inflammation of muscles and give symptomatic relief. They tend to give magnificent relief in pain and stiffness of muscles. These medicines reduce the intensity and frequency of symptoms gradually. Both acute (recent) or chronic (long term) cases can be benefitted with homeopathic medicines. These medicines are of natural origin thus are very safe to use with zero side effects. The homeopathic prescription for polymyalgia varies from case to case as per characteristic symptoms of an individual. So it is advised to consult a homeopathic doctor for most suitable prescription and avoid self–medication in any case.

Homeopathic Medicines For Polymyalgia Rheumatica

1.Rhus Tox – Top Medicine

Rhus Tox is the leading medicine to manage cases with marked pain and stiffness in the muscles. This medicine is equally helpful when pain and stiffness occur in the neck, shoulder or hips. The key feature to use this medicine is worsening of the symptoms after rest or periods of inactivity. Relief sets in by moving the affected part.

2. Sanguinaria Can – For Right Shoulder Pain

This medicine is effective in managing pain in the right shoulder. The pain may radiate to the upper arm in most of the cases. The pain gets worse on raising the arm. In some cases, the pain gets worse at night. The pain increases while turning in bed at times. Besides these, it is useful to relieve stiffness and pain in the neck. It gets worse by movement.

3. Ferrum Met – For Left-Sided Shoulder Pain

Ferrum Met is beneficial for managing left-sided shoulder pain. The pain from shoulder may shoot down the arm. The pain tends to get worse from movement. There is pain when one raises the arm. Warm application on the shoulder may help to relieve the pain. For using this medicine, the pain can be drawing, shooting or tearing in nature.

4. Cimicifuga Racemosa– For Neck Pain And Stiffness

This medicine is of great value to manage pain in the neck along with marked stiffness. In cases needing it, there is a feeling of contraction in the neck. Any pressure on the neck worsen the pain. Head movement also increases pain. The neck may also be sensitive to touch.

5. Guaiacum – For Pain In Neck, Shoulders And Thighs

This medicine is helpful when pain is felt in the neck, shoulders and thighs. There is pain at the back of the head. The neck is also markedly stiff. The stiffness may radiate down the back. Shoulders may also be sensitive to touch. Besides these, this medicine is also useful for managing pain in the thighs. Pain is worse while sitting. Thigh muscles feel short and tense. Pain from mid-part of the thigh may radiate to the knee.

6. Bryonia – For Pain Worse From Movement

Bryonia is a well-indicated medicine for managing cases where pain is worse from movement. There is relief by taking rest. The pain can be sharp, sore or tearing type. There is neck pain especially on the right side with stiffness. It gets worse from touch and also from movement of the head. It is also indicated for relieving hip pain, mainly stabbing or shooting in nature.

7. Arnica – For Muscle Pain With Soreness

This medicine is highly recommended for managing pain in the body along with marked soreness (pain and sensitivity to touch). The affected parts feel sore as if beaten. There is fear to touch the affected part out of pain.

8. Magnesium Phos – For Pain Better By Warm Applications

Magnesium Phos is indicated when there is a tendency of pain getting relieved by warm application over the affected area. Pain can be shooting, sharp, cramping or lightening shock like in nature. The pain may shift from one place to another. The pain is attended with excessive tiredness and profuse sweating. In cases needing it, applying pressure may relieve the muscle pain.

9. Colocynth – For Hip Pain Management

Colocynth is an important medicine to manage hip pain. The pain can be cramping, drawing or shooting in nature. The pain is relieved by applying pressure or lying on the affected side of the hip. This medicine is recommended for continuous drawing type of hip pain. Pain is felt while sitting, lying, standing or walking.

10. Gelsemium – With Excessive Tiredness

Gelsemium is a suitable medicine for managing muscle pain attended with marked tiredness. In cases needing it, there occurs pain and stiffness in the neck. There is pain in the shoulders. Shoulder pain gets worse at night. Cramping pain is felt in the thighs and hips. The pain increases while at rest and also when beginning to walk. At night, burning pain may be felt in the hip that disturbs sleep.

11. Ledum Pal – For Thigh Pain

Ledum Pal works well in cases of thigh pain. In cases requiring it, thigh pain gets worse on standing and walking. The pain in the thigh gets worse from touch. Along with pain, there may occur a sensation as if the thigh muscles are not in their proper place. Apart from thigh pain, this medicine is also useful to manage stitching sort of pain in the shoulder. Pain in shoulder gets worse from raising arm.

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Increased Frequency of Urine in Elderly and its Homeopathic Remedies

Elderly people tend to suffer from different kinds of urinary problems, among which increased frequency to pass urine is quite common. Frequent urination may have a belittling effect on the sufferer. Those facing these problems may restrict them from engaging in social activities and traveling; they may feel anxious and frustrated. They may suffer irritation in the genitals and skin rashes may appear from frequent urination. Frequent urination can also lead to fluid loss (dehydration). The reasons behind the increased frequency of urine in the elderly could be multiple.

First among these is changes that occur in the urinary bladder as a result of aging. It mainly includes weakness of the bladder muscles that control urination process and reduced capacity of the bladder to hold as much urine as it used to previously due to stiffening of bladder tissue and its decreased stretchiness with age. The second cause could be an overactive bladder which is a condition in which a person has a sudden irresistible urge to pass urine along with frequent urination. It can next arise from dysfunction of bladder either from weak muscles of bladder or from defective nerve signals. In males, enlarged prostate (BPH – benign prostate enlargement) remains one of the main causes of frequent urination. UTI (urinary tract infection) also occurs commonly in the elderly that can cause frequent urination along with other symptoms including pain/burning while urinating, the urgency to urinate, lower abdomen pain, and offensive-smelling urine. Urine retention in the elderly can also be a cause in which the bladder does not empty completely at a time which causes frequent urge to urinate to empty the bladder of urine left behind.

In females, prolapse of the uterus/bladder in the vagina may cause frequent urination. The other causes include diabetes mellitus, stress, anxiety, sleep issues and use of certain medicines, like diuretics (medicines that increase quantity of urine) and medicines for treating high blood pressure. Depending on the cause, frequent urination can be attended with other symptoms including urgency to urinate, pain/burning while urinating, involuntary urine passage (urinary incontinence), weak urine stream, straining to urinate and lower abdomen pain. In the elderly, the frequency of urine may further increase at night medically termed nocturia. It tends to disturb night’s sleep and leads to tiredness, sleepiness, and mood changes during the day.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathy is very effective in managing the increased frequency of urination in the elderly along with the use of natural remedies. These medicines are entirely safe to use as they are prepared from naturally occurring substances having zero side effects. Homeopathic medicines help magnificently in managing this concern by working to fix the root cause behind it. Along with frequent urination, any associated symptoms like urgency to urinate, pain/burning while urinating, involuntary urine passage, weak urine stream and pain in the lower abdomen are also managed wonderfully with these medicines. Increased frequency of urine in the elderly could arise from many reasons so it is advised to consult a physician for the correct diagnosis and its treatment. Homeopathic medicines are selected for every individual separately after detailed case evaluation based on the symptom presentation that varies from case to case. So, one must take any homeopathic medicine under the supervision of a homeopath and avoid self-medication.

Homeopathic Medicines For Increased Frequency of Urine 

1. Baryta Carb – Top Remedy

Baryta Carb is a leading homeopathic medicine to manage cases of increased frequency of urine in the elderly. Urine passed is also profuse in cases needing it. There is irritation in the bladder mostly at night with an increased urge to urinate. Along with increased frequency, there is also an urgency to pass urine. Burning sensation while urinating may be present. After urination, dribbling (drop-by-drop passage) of urine may occur.

2. Sabal Serrulata – For Frequent Urine From Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Sabal Serrulata is a highly suitable medicine to manage frequent urine from an enlarged prostate. This medicine is the most recommended for people who have a constant urge to urinate at night. There is always a feeling that the bladder is full. Pain is felt when the person begins to urinate. This medicine is also helpful to manage the dribbling of urine in case of prostate enlargement.

3. Lycopodium – For Increased Frequency At Night

Lycopodium is a well-indicated medicine for cases of frequent urination at night. The urine passed at night is quite profuse. To begin urine, straining may be required. Burning sensation is felt during urination and sometimes even after passing urine.

4. Merc Sol – For Frequent Urine Along With Marked Urgency

Merc Sol is recommended when there is an increased frequency to urinate with an urgency to pass urine. The persons needing it have a sudden urge to pass urine immediately. Frequency of urination is high both during day and night. There may be a desire to pass urine every hour or so in many cases. Burning during and after passing urine may be there. The bladder may be sore to touch.

5. Conium – For Difficulty In Beginning To Urinate

Conium is quite an effective medicine when there is frequent urination with difficulty in beginning to urinate. Another characteristic feature is an interrupted stream of urine, which means the urine starts and stops many times till the complete emptying of the bladder. Urine feels hot. Pressure is felt around the bladder.

6. Sepia – For Frequent Urine From Uterine Prolapse

Sepia is of great value to manage frequent urination in females due to uterine prolapse. Fullness sensation and pressure is felt in the lower abdomen. Cutting or burning pain is felt when urinating. A bearing down feeling is marked in the pelvis. Due to pressure on the bladder frequent urge to urinate is present. There is also sudden urgency to pass urine and if the urge to urinate is not immediately attended, urine passes involuntarily. Urine may have an offensive smell. Besides, it is an important medicine to help cases of involuntary urination while coughing or sneezing.

7. Cantharis – In Case Of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Cantharis suits best when frequent urge to urinate occurs in cases of urinary tract infection. In cases needing it, a person urinates frequently with pain/burning during, before or after urination. Even the slightest quantity of urine in the bladder causes an urge to pass urine. Urge to urinate is more while standing and walking, while it gets better better while sitting. Heaviness is felt in the bladder, which is sensitive to touch.

8. Causticum – With Involuntary Urine Passage

It is an important medicine for people suffering from frequent urination along with involuntary passage of urine at times. Though there is a frequent urge to pass urine, scanty urine is passed every time a person goes for urination. Pain and itching may be felt in the urethra while passing urine. It is also well indicated when urine passes involuntarily while coughing, sneezing or blowing the nose.

9. Phosphoric Acid – In Case Of Diabetes

This medicine is prominently indicated when frequent urination is related to diabetes. Persons needing it have a frequent urge to urinate, and the urination is profuse. The frequency increases at night. They have to wake up several times at night to pass urine. Excessive weakness can attend frequent urination.

10. Kreosote – With Foul Smelling Urine

Use of Kreosote may be considered when urine smells foul along with increased frequency. There is profuse urination during the day, besides increased frequency. There is also a need to rush to pass urine when the desire to urinate occurs. A sensation of lump pressing against the bladder attends the other complaints.


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Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Testicle Pain

Testicles, also called testes, is a pair of oval-shaped reproductive organs in men. These are enclosed in a sac of skin called scrotum and produce sperms and male hormones.  Pain in testicle (testicular pain) is the pain which is felt in or around the testicle. It can be in one (unilateral) or both the testicles (bilateral). The pain may be accompanied with swelling and enlargement of the testicle. Sometimes a lump may also be felt in the testicle.

Homeopathic Medicines for Testicle Pain

Homeopathic Management

There is good scope to treat cases of mild to moderate pain in testicles in homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines for testicle pain help in providing relief by targeting the root cause behind it. These medicines help in natural and safe recovery without any side effects. Before starting homeopathic treatment it is very important to rule out the reason behind testicular pain. This is because homeopathy, despite its great scope, has limitations to treat some serious conditions like testicular torsion where immediate help from the conventional mode of treatment is needed. It is to be noted that in case of sudden severe unbearable testicle pain or testicle pain attended with nausea, chills, fever or blood in urine one should urgently take medical help as they can be indicative of a serious condition.

Homeopathic Medicines For Testicular Pain

1. Clematis – Top Remedy

Clematis is a top-listed medicine for managing cases of testicle pain. It is very beneficial when pain worsens from the slightest touch. In many cases requiring it, the pain from the testes can extend to the groin and the thighs. The testis may also be swollen and inflamed. Testis may also feel hard to touch. It is prominently indicated for testicle pain occurring from orchitis, hydrocele and epididymitis.

2. Rhododendron – For Pain Due To Hydrocele

Rhododendron is the most recommended medicine for cases of testicle pain arising from hydrocele. In cases needing it, the pain from the testicle may extend to the abdomen and the thighs sometimes. The testes may also be swollen. They may be very painful to touch. Another indication to use it is pain in the right testicle which worsens while sitting and gets better when walking.

3. Hamamelis – When Related To Varicocele

This medicine is well-indicated when testicle pain is related to varicocele. This medicine helps to improve blood flow in the veins of the scrotum and decrease pooling of blood. In cases needing it, the pain may be present day and night but gets worse after midnight. The right testicle may be enlarged along with heat sensation and pain. The left testicle may be swollen and hard with pain. Along with pain in testicles, pain may be felt in the groin that may extend to the back.

4. Apis Mellifica – For Testicle Pain and Swelling

This is prominently indicated in cases where pain in the testicles is attended with swelling. The males needing it complain of worsening of pain in testes from touch. At most times, the right-sided testicle is swollen. It is a leading medicine for treating cases of hydrocele.

5. Conium – From Orchitis

This medicine is well-indicated for cases of testicle pain from orchitis. It is a prominent medicine for testicle inflammation with pain in those having gonorrhea. In cases needing it, excessive pain is felt in the testes mostly at night. Besides, it is a good medicine for swollen and hard testicles that arise after contusion (injury in which blood vessels are damaged from a blow to the skin, but the skin is not broken).

6. Iodum – For Painful Swollen and Hard Testicles

This medicine is recommended for cases having painful, swollen and hard testicles. A pressure is also felt in the testes that extends to the abdomen. There is worsening of pain after sexual activity. Its use is also considered when testicles are swollen without any pain.

7. Spongia – For Pain From Epididymitis

Spongia is a very useful medicine when pain arises due to epididymitis. The testes are swollen and hard and sore to touch. Another indication to use it is stitching pain in the testicle that shoots up to the spermatic cord.

8. Arnica – For Swollen Tender Testes From Injuries

This medicine is well indicated for treating cases of swelling and tenderness in testes arising after injury. It is also indicated when the testicles are hard. Another indication for its use is pain and swelling of the spermatic cord along with pain in the testes that extends to the abdomen.

9. Staphysagria – For Left Testicle Pain 

It is a useful medicine to help cases of left testicle pain. The pain gets worse while walking. The pain also gets worse from touching  and rubbing. Sometimes pain shoots into the spermatic cord from the testicles. Inflammation of testicles may be present. Burning sensation may be felt in testicle in case of inflammation.

10. Aurum Met – For Right Testicle Pain 

It is a suitable medicine for pain in the right testicle. The pain tends to get worse from rubbing or touching. The testicles are swollen along with pain. Pressure is felt in the testicle. Along with the above symptoms, the testicle may become hard.

11. Pulsatilla – For Pain In Testes Along With Burning Sensation

This medicine is indicated when pain in testes is attended with burning sensation. This can be accompanied with swelling in the testes. Besides, the testes are also sore. It is mainly indicated for cases of hydrocele, varicocele and orchitis. It is also useful for swelling of testes after gonorrhoea.

What Causes Testicular Pain?

It can arise from various reasons enumerated below:

1. An injury such as trauma, blow to the testicles.

2. Orchitis (inflamed testicle): It is mainly caused by a bacterial or a viral infection. It can cause testicle pain, groin pain, heaviness in testicles, painful ejaculation, pain or burning during urination and discharges from penis.

3. Hydrocele:  Swelling in the scrotum due to collection of fluid in the sheath that surrounds the testicles. It causes swelling in scrotum on one or both the sides. Dragging sensation and heaviness is felt in the scrotum. In some cases, pain and redness of scrotum is present.

4. Varicocele: An abnormal enlargement of the veins within the scrotum.

5. Epididymitis: It is an inflammation of the epididymis (coiled tube at the back of the testicle in which sperms are stored while they mature and then carried from the testes to the vas deferens). It is mainly caused by sexually transmitted infections (like chlamydia, gonorrhea) and also infection of urinary tract or prostate gland. Its symptoms include pain in testicles, swelling, redness and tenderness of testicles, painful urination, painful ejaculation, blood in semen, and discharge from penis.

6. Diabetic Neuropathy: It can damage the nerve that supplies the scrotum.

7. Inguinal Hernia: It refers to a condition in which the fatty or intestinal tissues from abdomen protrude through the inguinal canal. The protruded intestine can sometimes push into the scrotum causing pain and swelling in the testicle.

8. Spermatocele (build-up of fluid in testicle), testicular tumor, testicular cancer and undescended testicles.

9. Testicular Torsion: Rotation of testicle resulting in twisting of the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum is another cause. It is a serious medical condition causing severe and sudden pain in testicle. It requires urgent medical treatment because it causes blood supply to the testicles to cut off which can result in permanent damage to the testicular tissue if not attended immediately.

10. Urinary tract infection or kidney stones

11. Post vasectomy pain syndrome: In some males who have undergone vasectomy (a male birth control procedure in which the tubes that carry sperms are cut and sealed) may get testicle pain afterwards.

12. Idiopathic: When no cause behind testicle pain is ruled out such cases are known as idiopathic cases

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