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Homeopathy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Complications

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that mainly affects the joints. The joints get inflamed swollen, painful and stiff. In chronic cases, joint deformities may also develop. Rheumatoid arthritis mostly affects small joints, like fingers, wrist, ankles, and toes. However, with passing time, the large joints also tend to get involved. In the long run, extra-articular (outside the joint) sites may get involved too including eyes, heart, lungs, skin, blood vessels, kidneys, etc. Homeopathic medicines for complications of rheumatoid arthritis help to halt the progress of the disease and prevent further complications. Depending upon the type of complication, it can be either treated entirely with natural medicines or be managed symptomatically.        complications of rheumatoid arthritis

The Main Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis arises from an autoimmune response whereby the synovium of a joint is attacked by immune cells from a misdirected response resulting in joint inflammation and its consequent symptoms. Certain factors put a person at risk to get rheumatoid arthritis, like a family history of rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, and obesity.

Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis and their Homeopathic Solutions

Rheumatoid arthritis, if not treated early and controlled well in initial stages can go beyond inflammation of the joints and put a person at high risk of developing complications. These complications result from inflammation of the body parts other than the joints (by the same autoimmune process as for joint inflammation) in rheumatoid arthritis. Apart from this, the side effects of conventional treatment used for rheumatoid arthritis leads to many complications. The most common complications of rheumatoid arthritis include anemia, joint deformity, eye inflammation, insomnia, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, osteoporosis, and pleurisy. Early diagnosis and regular treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may prevent many of these from developing. Ferrum Met, Causticum, Merc Sol, Coffea Cruda, Ignatia Amara, Hypericum, Nux Moschata, Calc. Phos and Bryonia are the top remedies to treat the various complications from RA.

Homeopathy medicines can help in effectively managing many complications of rheumatoid arthritis and improving the quality of life. These medicines work to manage the complications of rheumatoid arthritis by moderating the immune activity. The amount of recovery also varies as per the intensity and chronicity of the complications. Some complications like insomnia, depression, and carpal tunnel syndrome are treatable, while others like anemia, eye inflammation Sjogren’s syndrome, osteoporosis, and pleurisy can be managed symptomatically to a certain level. The help provided in case of a joint deformity is limited to management of pain and stiffness in the affected joint.

1. Anemia due to Blood Loss and More

Anemia is very commonly seen in rheumatoid arthritis cases.
Inflammation in the body causes the release of certain proteins that decrease the body’s ability to use iron. Another reason is reduced response to erythropoietin in case of rheumatoid arthritis. The kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin, which stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Red blood cells in the body get reduced over a period due to the inability of the body to respond to erythropoietin.
Apart from this, conventional medications used for treating rheumatoid arthritis (including NSAID’s and steroids) may also lead to anemia through blood loss. NSAID’s can cause stomach ulcers that bleed and lead to anemia.

Ferrum Met – For Anemia in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ferrum Met is a medicine used to treat anemia in rheumatoid arthritis. It yields excellent results in cases where there are symptoms like weakness and fatigue as a result of anemia. There is a lack of stamina to do any work, the face appears pale, vertigo and episodes of shortness of may appear frequently, and palpitations from minimum exertion may also be present.

2. Joint Deformity due to Proliferating Pannus

In rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammatory cells of the immune system accumulate in the synovial membrane. These cells form a proliferating pannus (abnormal layer of fibrovascular tissue). Certain substances are released from this pannus which can erode the bone, destroy the cartilage and the surrounding ligaments. This results in bone fusion and the joint becomes immobilized, losing its functioning ability.

Causticum – To Manage Joint Deformity

Causticum is a well-indicated medicine to help in the management of rheumatoid arthritis case where there is a joint deformity. Joint deformity with joint damage and contracted tendons indicate the need for this medicine. Causticum is a broad acting homeopathic medicine that offers help in reducing the stiffness, and pain in deformed joints in rheumatoid arthritis. The person needing this medicine may have tearing pain in affected joints. Warmth may help in relieving the joint pain. Although the joint deformity cannot be reversed with this medicine, it can help halt the further progression of joint damage by moderating the overactive immune system.

3. Eye Inflammations like Iritis, Scleritis, and Uveitis

Eye inflammation is a very common complication of rheumatoid arthritis. Iritis, scleritis, and uveitis are the types of eye inflammation seen in rheumatoid arthritis.
The sclera is the white part of the eye, and its inflammation is known as scleritis. The symptoms of scleritis include eye redness, pain, swelling, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and tearing.
The Uvea is the vascular layer of the eye, and its inflammation is known as uveitis.
Iritis is a form of uveitis where the iris gets inflammed. The symptoms of uveitis include pain and redness in the eyes, blurred vision, floating spots before eyes, and light sensitivity.

Merc Sol – For Eye Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Merc Sol helps in managing symptoms of eye inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. The symptoms including burning in the eyes, pain in eyes and sensitivity to light, acrid eye discharges, foggy vision, floating black specks and dim vision.

4. Disturbed Sleep due to Pain

Disturbed sleep, poor quality sleep, and sleeplessness are commonly seen in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. It has been estimated that around 70 – 80% of the people dealing with rheumatoid arthritis face sleep issues.
Pain in the joints can keep the person awake at night. Lack of sleep modifies the way in which the central nervous system processes pain and worsens the pain perception, thereby reducing the pain tolerance. Disrupted sleep thus increases the pain sensitivity and a vicious cycle sets in, where joint pains decrease sleep quality and poor sleep cause more pain.
Conventional medicines (like prednisone) that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may also cause insomnia.

Coffea Cruda – For Sleeplessness in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Coffea Cruda is a medicine used to manage sleeplessness in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. It is prepared from raw berries and dried seeds of Coffea arabica. The symptoms that indicate the need for Coffea Cruda are restless sleep, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. The person needing Coffea Cruda is highly sensitive to pain and suffers from intolerable pains. The pains are so severe that it leads to irritability and weeping. The person keeps on tossing and turning in bed.

5. Depression and its Link to Tissue Necrosis Factor

People with rheumatoid arthritis are at twice the risk to develop depression as compared to people who do not have RA. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, and the pain related to it tends to make the person feel hopeless and depressed. In addition to the pain, the increased levels of tissue necrosis factor – alpha (TNF-a) in the blood (of people having RA) is linked with high risk of depression.

Ignatia Amara – For Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ignatia Amara is a useful medicine for treating depression in rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine helps in significant recovery from depression and imparts a sense of well being. This medicine can be used in people who have rheumatoid arthritis and tend to feel sad and depressed, weep bitterly, don’t like to talk and tend to remain alone. Hopelessness, irritability, mood swings, and heaviness in the head are other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist which serves as a passageway for the median nerve and various tendons. Pinching or pressing of this median nerve leads to carpal tunnel syndrome. In rheumatoid arthritis affecting wrist joint, there are high chances to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The swelling of joints and tendons narrows the space form which median nerve passes from the wrist. Due to the narrowing of the passageway the median nerve gets pinched, leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms of this syndrome include numbness or tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and the ring finger. A burning sensation in these fingers may also be present. Pains in the wrist/hand and weakness in the hand are other symptoms.

Hypericum Perforatum – For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hypericum Perforatum is a natural medicine for carpal tunnel syndrome arising in rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine is prepared from the fresh plant named St.John’s –wort. The natural order of this plant is Hypericacee. This medicine gives excellent results in the case of carpal tunnel syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis cases. The symptoms indicative of this medicine are numbness or tingling sensation in thumb and fingers. A crawling or burning sensation in the fingers are some characteristic symptoms.

7. Sjogren’s Syndrome leading to Dry Eyes and Mouth

People with rheumatoid arthritis are at risk to develop Sjogren’s syndrome characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth due to the destruction of lachrymal glands and salivary glands respectively. The dry eyes cause a gritty sensation in the eyes, along with burning, redness, and itching in the eyes.
Dry mouth leads to difficulty in swallowing and speaking, and the lips may also become dry. A dry mouth also predisposes a person to develop fungal infections. Joint pains may also arise along with dry mouth and dry eyes.

Nux Moschata – For Sjogren’s Syndrome

The key indications for using Nux Moschata are excessive dryness of eyes and intensely dry mouth. Due to eyes dryness, there appears an inability to close eyes. The dryness of mouth is so marked that the tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth. A sensation of having cotton in the mouth may also felt. The dryness of mouth is worse at night time, and the lips too may get dry.

8. Bones Prone to Fractures due to Osteoporosis

In osteoporosis, the bones become fragile, brittle and very prone to fractures. The pain and resulting inactivity due to arthritis can further increase the risk of developing osteoporosis, and bone loss is more pronounced in the areas surrounding the joint affected by rheumatoid arthritis.
Additionally, the corticosteroids used for treating rheumatoid arthritis put a person at risk for osteoporosis. Medications like glucocorticoid (used for treating RA) also trigger a significant bone loss.

Calcarea Phos – For Managing Osteoporosis 

Calc Phos is an effective homeopathic medicine for managing osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine helps in strengthening weak and brittle bones. It is useful in cases where fractures have occurred as a result of osteoporosis. In case of a fracture, homeopathic medicine Symphytum Officinale is a primary medicine that is used along with Calcarea Phos. Both these homeopathic medicines effectively help in bone healing.

9. Inflammation of Tissue Lining of Lungs

Inflammation of tissue lining of lungs and the inner side of the chest cavity is known as pleurisy. It leads to shortness of breath, chest pain and sometimes a cough. People with rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk to develop pleurisy, and it is one of the most common complications of rheumatoid arthritis.

Bryonia Alba – For Pleurisy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bryonia Alba is an important medicine for managing pleurisy in rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine is prepared from the plant wild hops belonging to natural order Cucurbitaceae. This medicine can be used along with conventional treatment. Bryonia Alba helps in managing the symptoms of pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs), like sharp chest pains and shortness of breath. The chest pain is seen to get worse from motion and on inspiration. A dry cough may also be present.

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9 Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Swollen Joints

Swelling in the joints in most cases tends to arise as a result of conditions like arthritis, injuries, and infections. Swelling of joints due to arthritis includes issues like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, infectious arthritis, septic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. The injuries where joint swelling is seen include injury to muscles, ligaments, tendons of joints, fractures, sprains, and strains. Apart from the above, swollen joints also arise in case of bursitis and tendinitis. Homeopathic medicines for swelling in joints help reduce the pain and stiffness in joints and bring about remarkable recovery.        homeopathic medicines for swelling in joints

Homeopathic Medicines for Swelling in Joints

Homeopathy medicines can effectively treat swelling in joints by reducing the swelling and addressing the root cause of the problem. The top grade medicines to treat swollen joints are Rhus Tox, Apis Mellifica, Bryonia, Benzoic Acid and Actaea Spicata.

1. Rhus Tox – Top grade Medicine for Swelling with Pain and Stiffness

Rhus Tox is a top listed medicine for treating swollen joints in cases where there is marked stiffness. The affected joints are red and warm to touch, and there may be associated with swelling, pain, and stiffness present. The pain tends to worsen at rest where Rhus Tox is indicated. Motion tends to give relief in the pain of joints. In addition to the above, the joints feel weak, and there may be cracking in them upon stretching. Winter aggravation of the complaints is also noted. Rhus Tox is a prominent medicine to treat swollen joints in cases of arthritis, inflamed tendons/ligaments, injuries, and sprains.

2. Apis Mellifica – Important Remedy for Swollen Joints

Apis Mellifica is another effective medicine for treating swollen joints. The indications for using Apis are swelling in the shoulder, wrist, fingers, knees, ankles, and toes. The affected joints are inflamed, sensitive and sore to touch and there may be stinging pains present. Apis Mellifica is a prominent medicine for treating joint swelling in cases of arthritis, bursitis, and synovitis.

3. Bryonia – For Swelling with Pain Worsening from Motion

Bryonia is prepared from the root of the plant Bryonia Alba commonly named as White Bryony or Wild Hops. The natural order of this plant is Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia is well-indicated for treating swollen joints with pain that worsens from motion. Rest relieves the pain. The pains are mostly sharp, stitching or tearing in nature. The affected joints look red and shining and can be hot to touch because of pain and swelling. The joints are also tender and sensitive to touch. In cases needing Bryonia, warmth tends to relieve the pain. Bryonia is majorly indicated for swollen joints in conditions like arthritis or gout.

4. Benzoic Acid – For Swelling due to Gout

Benzoic Acid is a very significant medicine for treating swollen joints from gout. Benzoic Acid can be used as a remedy in cases of swelling in the wrist, elbow, knee, and great toe. The joints are also markedly red and painful. These symptoms tend to worsen during the night.

5. Actaea Spicata – For Swelling of Wrist Joint and Other Small Joints

Actaea Spicata is prepared from the root of a plant named Baneberry or Herb Christopher. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Actaea Spicata is a highly effective medicine for treating swelling of the wrist joint. The wrist is red, swollen and intolerable to touch. The motion of the wrist is impossible. Actaea Spicata is also well-indicated for swelling of other small joints including the ankle, fingers, and toes. Swelling on the affected joints can appear from the slightest fatigue or even walking. There may be a pain in the joints which can be tearing or drawing in nature along with tingling. The pains tend to get worse from touch and motion in cases where Actaea Spicata is required.

6. Calcarea Carb – For Swelling in the Knee Joint

Calcarea Carb is useful to treat swelling of the knee joint. In cases requiring Calcarea Carb, the knee is warm and sensitive to touch along with swelling. This swelling tends to worsen during the night. In addition to the swelling, stinging, drawing or tearing pains tend to appear in the knee. The pains get worse from motion, and a cracking sound may be heard in the knee while walking. Weakness and lameness in the knees may also be present along with the above features.

7. Ledum Pal – For Swelling of the Ankle Joint

Ledum Pal is a magnificent medicine prepared from a plant called Wild Rosemary also known by the name of Marsh Cistus or Marsh Tea. The natural order of this plant is Ericaceae. Ledum Pal is a high-grade medicine to treat swelling of the ankle joint. Along with swelling, intolerable pain in the ankles is present. Stepping and warmth worsen the ankle pain, and the foot may feel heavy. Pressure is also felt in the ankle and lower part of the leg, and there may be itching present on the ankles. Ledum Pal is a foremost medicine to treat sprains of ankles and feet.

8. Arnica – For Swelling due to Injury

Arnica is prepared from the plant Arnica Montana commonly known as Leopard’s-Bane or Fallkraut. The natural order of this plant is Compositae. Arnica is a prime medicine for treating joint swelling that arises from injuries. Here, sore bruised pain in the joints is marked. In some cases, a drawing pain with crawling and pricking sensation in the joints is present. There is great fear to touch the affected joint due to intense pain.

9. Ruta – For Swelling and Pain due to Sprains and Inflamed Tendons, Ligaments

Ruta is prepared from the plant Ruta Graveolens commonly known by the name of Garden Rue or Bitterwort. The natural order of this plant is Rutaceae. Ruta is a prominent medicine to treat cases of joint swelling and pain from sprains and inflamed tendons and ligaments. The pain attending swelling of joints is mostly sore, aching, and bruised in nature. The joint also feels lame with swelling and pain in cases where Ruta is indicated.

Symptoms Accompanying Swelling in Joints

There is a possibility of swelling in a single joint, or in multiple joints. The main symptoms that accompany swollen joints include pain and stiffness in the joints. The affected joint may be red, tender and feel warm to touch. Mobility of the joint may be reduced, depending upon the intensity of swelling and pain in the joint.

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Photophobia – Homeopathic Remedies to treat Light Sensitivity

Photophobia or light sensitivity is a symptom where a person experiences discomfort or pain in the eyes upon exposure to bright light. People who have photophobia tend to blink often, squint, are unable to open their eyes fully on exposure to light and tend to close their eyes. People who have light sensitivity are troubled by bright light, but in severe cases any sort of light is intolerable. People having photophobia tend to experience symptoms like eye strain, eye pain, burning in the eyes, and excessive tear production. They may also experience headaches. Homeopathic medicines for light sensitivity (photophobia) work in cases where the cause of photophobia is not related to any serious issue related to the eye or brain.                                                        homeopathic medicines for light sensitivity

Homeopathic Medicines for Light Sensitivity

There are excellent medicines in homeopathy to manage the complaint of photophobia. Homeopathy medicines help manage photophobia effectively by correcting the root cause of it. The top listed medicines to treat photophobia are Euphrasia, Belladonna, Natrum Mur, Conium, and Glonoine. Before using these medicines for photophobia, it is important to rule out the cause of it. Cases of photophobia where some critical eye or brain disorder is suspected should be treated immediately under the conventional mode of treatment.

1. Euphrasia – Top Grade Medicine to treat Photophobia

Euphrasia is prepared from a plant Euphrasia Officinalis commonly known by the name of Eyebright. The natural order of this plant is Scrophulariaceae. Euphrasia is top listed medicine to treat cases of photophobia. Eyes are very sensitive to light, and there may be spasm of the lids in some cases. Photophobia is worse during the day and in sunlight, and the affected person has a desire to remain in a darkened room. Eye pain and pressure, aching and darting-type pain is felt in the eyes when exposed to light. The eyes become red and there may be itching. Burning, biting in eyes, with smarting, hot, excoriating lachrymation is also present. A sensation of dust or sand in eyes is felt. Euphrasia is prominently indicated for photophobia in cases of iritis, keratitis, conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.

2. Belladonna – For Photophobia with Dry Eyes

Belladonna is prepared from a plant named Deadly Nightshade. The natural order of this plant is Solanaceae. Belladonna is useful to manage the complaint of photophobia with dry eyes. There is intolerance to light with a desire to remain in dark room in cases needing Belladonna. The eyes get congested and look very red. Photophobia worsens on exposure to artificial light. Along with this, a gritty sensation in the eyes may be felt. Pain in the head and eyes are present, and it may be stinging or shooting in nature. It gets worse from movement and light. There may be a heated sensation present in the eyes. Belladonna is also indicated for keratitis with a congested eye, pain in eye and photophobia.

3. Natrum Mur – For Spasmodic Closure of Lids

Natrum Mur is a significant medicine for cases of photophobia where the eyes tend to close on exposure to light. The eyes may water and there may be a burning sensation. Severe pain in the temples may be felt along with blurring of vision. Natrum Mur is also a high-grade medicine to treat cases of blepharitis where photophobia is marked. In such cases, other symptoms are also present that include acrid eye discharge and burning/smarting in eyes.

4. Conium – For Photophobia with Excessive Flow of Tears

Conium is a well-indicated medicine for managing photophobia with an excessive flow of tears. The photophobia is severe and the flow of tears is profuse. The person feels better in a dark room. The borders of the eyelid may be swollen. There may be ulcers present on the cornea. This medicine is indicated in cases where the eye pain gets better by pressure.

5. Glonoine – For Photophobia with Headache

Glonoine is highly beneficial for photophobia that appears with a headache. The headache is throbbing and congestive in nature. Headache is marked in the temporal region, and the person feels as if the head would burst from pain. Heat is also felt in the head, and there is a marked sensitivity to light. Flickering or black spots may also be seen before the eyes. The eyes get red, and there may be a dimness of vision. In some cases, vertigo also accompanies the above symptoms.

6. Arsenic Album – Where there is a Burning Sensation in the Eyes

Arsenic Album is a helpful medicine for photophobia with a burning sensation in the eyes. The eyes are sensitive to light, especially to sunlight. The person may lie in bed with the face buried in a pillow. Profuse, hot and acrid lachrymation is present, and the eyelids may stick together due to it. The eyes appear red swollen, the vision may become dim and a tearing pain around the eyes may arise from exposure to light.

7. Phosphorus – For Managing Photophobia with Pain in Eyes

Phosphorus is a helpful medicine for managing photophobia with pain in the eyes. The pain is intense and shooting in nature. There may be dimness or blurring of vision. The person may see black points or sparks before the eyes. Phosphorus also helps in cases of glaucoma with intense photophobia.

8. Sulphur – For Photophobia with Stitching Pain in the Eyes

Sulphur is suitable for cases of photophobia where stitching pain in the eyes is present along with sensitivity to light. There may be a feeling of fullness in the eyes when exposed to bright light. In some cases where Sulphur is indicated, there may be violent, pressive pains all around the orbit of the eye that arises upon exposure to sunlight. Redness of eyes is also marked. A sensation as if the eyes are full of sand is prominent. Itching and burning sensation in the eyes may also be present. Ulcers on the cornea with excessive photophobia and intense redness of eye also point towards the use of this medicine. Another indication for using Sulphur is keratitis with photophobia.

9. Merc Sol – For Burning Pains and Acrid Lachrymation

Merc Sol is indicated for cases of photophobia with burning pain in the eyes along with acrid lachrymation. There is a flow of hot tears from the eye. Along with this, tearing pains in forehead attend. Pain in the eyes may be present along with inflammation.

Causes of Photophobia

The causes of photophobia vary from mild to serious. The most common cause of photophobia is migraine headaches. The eye conditions that can lead to photophobia include corneal abrasion, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, keratitis, iritis, uveitis, blepharitis, detached retina, and cataracts. Sometimes photophobia arises following eye surgery. Photophobia may arise in certain brain conditions including encephalitis, meningitis, brain injury. Some medicines including furosemide, quinine, antihistamines, non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and sulfonamides can also lead to photophobia.

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Short Periods – 8 Effective Homeopathic Medicines

The normal duration of menstruation varies from woman to woman and can be anywhere between 3 to 7 days. Once in a while having a period that is shorter than normal is not a cause of concern. However, a decrease in the duration of a menstrual period for several months altogether in a female when compared to the usual pattern should be investigated. It is normal to have menstrual irregularities and change in the duration and flow of periods at puberty. This is because it takes time for the hormones to regularise a specific pattern for the first few years after menarche. It is also normal to face changes in menstrual flow and duration during the perimenopausal age. Homeopathic medicines for short periods or scanty periods help regularise the natural processes and treat the condition effectively.  homeopathic medicines for short periods

Apart from these, short periods may arise from several hormonal problems and other factors that need to be corrected and treated to solve this problem. They mainly include PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and thyroid dysfunction. Other factors that contribute to short periods include breastfeeding, low body weight, stress, excessive exercise, eating disorders, use of OCP’s (oral contraceptive pills) also make changes in duration/flow of the menstrual period. Certain medications like NSAID’s (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), antidepressants and thyroid medications also tend to shorten menstrual flow. Premature ovarian failure and Asherman syndrome are rare conditions in which short periods appear.

Homeopathic Medicines for Short Periods

The complaint of short or scanty periods can be effectively treated with natural homeopathy medicines. The top grade medicines to treat cases of short periods are Pulsatilla, Sepia, Conium, Viburnum, and Lachesis. The most suitable medicine among them is selected as per every individual case based on the characteristic features. Homeopathy medicines work at treating the root cause which is leading to a short duration of menses. Once the root cause is corrected the duration of periods is improved.

1. Pulsatilla – Top Grade Medicine to Treat Short Periods

Pulsatilla is prepared from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known by the name of pasque flower or windflower. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is top-listed medicine for treating complaint of short periods. The flow of blood is also scanty in addition to being short. The flow is most prominent in the daytime only in cases needing Pulsatilla. The flow may be dark or blackish in color. Pain during periods with cramps abdomen and vomiting may attend. Chilliness may be present during periods. Before and after periods vaginal discharge may be prominent.

2. Sepia – For Scanty Periods that Last for One Day

Sepia is the next well-indicated medicine to treat short periods. It is useful in females in whom periods last only for one day. Menses may be irregular too appearing early or late but last for short duration only. Bearing down pain in the pelvis during periods is a characteristic attending feature. During periods sadness, headache, nausea, vomiting and great prostration are felt. Yellowish, thick, profuse leucorrhea appear before and after menses.

3. Conium – For Short and Late Periods

Conium is a beneficial medicine to treat cases where periods are short and appear late. Sometimes menses don’t appear for two to three months altogether in females needing Conium. When they appear they are short and may be clotted. Drawing pain in legs during menses may be felt. Violent itching in the vagina may appear after periods.

4. Viburnum – For Short Periods that Last only for Few Hours

Viburnum is prepared from fresh bark of a plant named Viburnum Opulus. This plant has many common names including High Cranberry Bush, Cramp Bark, and Water Elder. The natural order of this plant is Caprifoliaceae. Viburnum is prominently indicated medicine for cases of short periods where flow last only for a few hours. Menstrual flow is also scanty, thin and light-colored where Viburnum is required. During periods, nausea, cramping pain and great nervous restlessness is felt. Before periods severe bearing down pains in uterus and drawing in anterior muscles of thighs are present.

5. Lachesis – For Short and Scanty Periods

Lachesis is useful for treating short and scanty periods. The menstrual flow is dark, black, dirty looking and lumpy. They also have an offensive odor. During periods labor-like pressure from loins downwards is felt. Bruised feeling in hips and Soreness about the pelvic region is also prominent. A tendency to have late periods may be there in some cases.

6. Apis Mellifica – For Short Periods that Last for One to Two Days

Apis Mellifica is beneficial to treat short periods that last for one to two days only. Violent, cramp-like pain appear during periods. Flow is scanty of dark, bloody mucus. The menses are accompanied by great weakness. Ovarian pain of cutting, stinging nature is felt especially on the right side during periods. Frequent urination is another symptoms arising during periods in cases requiring Apis Mellifica. It is a high-grade medicine to treat menstrual complaints linked with cysts, tumors, inflammation of the ovary.

7. Euphrasia – For Short Periods where Flow Lasts for an Hour

Euphrasia Officinalis is a plant commonly known by the name of Eye-Bright of the natural order Scrophulariaceae. Euphrasia is helpful for cases of short periods where flow lasts only for one hour. Periods have a tendency to appear late in females, the flow is scanty and the menses are painful in addition to being short and scanty.

8. Thuja – For Early and Short Periods

Thuja is prepared from fresh green twigs of a plant Thuja Occidentalis having common name Arbor Vitae of the natural order Coniferae. Thuja is indicated to treat cases where periods are very short and appear too early. Before menses, pain in left ovary, heat in head, profuse sweating, headache, and labor-like abdominal pains are present. During and after menses tiredness arise. Sleeplessness also tends to appear after menses.

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9 Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Delayed Periods

The menstrual cycle in a female can range from 21 to 35 days, varying from person to person. Periods are considered to be delayed or late when they don’t begin even after 5 or more days from the date they are expected (as per the usual duration of her menstrual cycle). In some cases, the periods may even get delayed by weeks or months altogether. It is normal for the periods to be irregular or delayed in the initial months or year when they first begin (menarche). Delayed periods are also normal in women in the menopausal age. In some cases, delayed periods may also indicate pregnancy. Homeopathic medicines for delayed periods aim at removing the cause that is causing hindrance/suppression of periods.                                                                  homeopathic medicines for delayed periods

Some other medical conditions that can cause periods to get delayed include hormonal imbalance, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), thyroid disorders, pituitary tumors, and several other diseases including diabetes, liver dysfunction, celiac disease. Other contributing factors include being overweight/underweight, extreme exercise, stress, use of oral contraceptive pills (they can bring changes in the normal menstrual cycle ) and some medications, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants.

Homeopathic Medicines for Delayed Periods

Homeopathy medicines are highly effective in treating cases of delayed periods. These are constitutional remedies that work at treating the root cause behind the condition to bring excellent results. The top grade medicines to treat delayed periods are Pulsatilla, Sepia, Natrum Mur, Conium and Senecio Aureus.

1. Pulsatilla – Top Grade Medicine for Delayed Periods

Pulsatilla is prepared from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known by the name of pasque flower or windflower. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla tops the list of medicines for treating delayed periods. Uterine pains may appear from suppressed periods. When periods appear they may be profuse or scanty. Blood may be thin/thick and be dark or black in color. Chilliness along with these features may be present. Pulsatilla is a very helpful medicine for treating delayed periods during puberty and in the case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).

2. Sepia – For Delayed Periods from Hormonal Imbalance

Sepia is highly beneficial to treat delayed periods from hormonal imbalance. It helps to correct the hormonal imbalance and treat menstrual irregularities wonderfully. Females needing Sepia have delayed periods. The flow may also be scanty and dark colored. The periods are preceded by violent pains in the abdomen and backache. Bearing down sensation in the pelvis is also a prominent attending feature. Pressure, heaviness or pain in ovaries may also be felt. Profuse yellow-green vaginal discharge may be present. Along with the above symptoms, sadness and irritability are marked before periods.

3. Natrum Mur – For Delayed Periods in Young Girls

Natrum Mur is a prominent medicine for delayed periods in young girls. Heaviness in the abdomen may be present from delayed periods. When the periods arise the flow may be scanty or profuse. They are pale, thin, watery. Anemia and general debility are marked. During menses sadness, headache and palpitations may appear.

4. Conium – For Delayed, Scanty and Short Periods

Conium is suitable for cases where menses are late, scanty and last for a short duration. Menstrual flow is clotted. Weeping, restlessness and anxiety and pains in breasts may appear before periods. In some cases skin rash precedes periods. During periods pain in the hypogastric region, legs and sharp pain in the back may be felt. Inflammation, enlargement, and pain in the ovaries may be present where Conium is indicated.

5. Senecio Aureus – For Cases with Sensation as if Periods would Appear but they Don’t

Senecio aureus is prepared from a plant named Golden Ragwort or Squaw-weed of the natural order Compositae. Senecio Aureus is valuable medicine for treating delayed periods. Females needing Senecio have a sensation as if periods are about to come but they don’t. Other general symptoms including sleeplessness and loss of appetite. Pain in back and shoulders may also appear. It is also highly useful for suppressed periods in young girls.

6. Lachesis – For Late and Scanty Periods

Lachesis is a helpful medicine for treating late and scanty periods. In cases requiring Lachesis, menses appear late and are dark, lumpy, acrid, dirty looking and offensive. There attends menstrual colic with scanty flow. Lesser the flow is the more the pain is. The pain is most marked in the left ovary. Vertigo and headache from suppressed periods may be there in some cases.

7. Graphites – For Late Periods attended with Violent Colic

Graphites is useful to treat late periods when attended with violent colic. There is stitching, shooting, griping pain in the abdomen, pain in hips and back. Stitching or burning pain in the vagina may be felt. Headache and nausea may also appear. Hands and feet are cold. When menses appear the blood flow is pale, dark or black colored. In some cases, leucorrhea arises instead of a regular period. In such cases, vaginal discharge occurs in gushes during the day or at night.

8. Kali Carb – Where Periods get Delayed by Several Months

Kali Carb is a valuable medicine to treat cases where periods are delayed by several months. Backache attends suppressed periods. When the periods arise they are pale, scanty and attended with soreness about the genitals. The menstrual flow may have a pungent odor. Chilliness and cramping pain in the abdomen, headache, weight in small of the back, nausea, and vomiting may appear with menses. Itching of vulva and violent colicky pains may precede periods.

9. Silicea – For Late and Profuse Menses

Silicea is indicated for cases of late and profuse menses. Suppressed periods are attended with pain in the abdomen. Acrid vaginal discharges, pain in the forehead may arise before periods. When menses arise they are profuse, strong-smelling and may be acrid. They also last for longer than usual duration. Icy coldness over the whole body may attend. Silicea is also indicated when a vaginal discharge of white color appears instead of menses.

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10 Homeopathic Medicines for Chorea

The term chorea is derived from the word “choreus,” which means to dance. Chorea is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by involuntary and unpredictable body movements, mainly of the limbs and the face. The main symptoms of chorea can be minor like fidgeting (restlessness) or severe uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs. Depending upon the cause difficulties with speech, swallowing and gait may accompany. The cause of chorea can be genetic or non-genetic/acquired. Homeopathic medicines for chorea help manage the associated symptoms in chorea and should only be used as a supportive treatment.      homeopathic medicines for corea

Causes of Chorea

As stated, chorea can be genetic or acquired.

Genetic causes for chorea include Huntington’s disease (the most common inherited cause of chorea), neuroacanthocytosis, Wilson’s disease, and Benign hereditary chorea.

Non-genetic or acquired causes for Chorea are Sydenham’s chorea (arise as a complication of streptococcal infection), Chorea Gravidarum (that occurs during pregnancy), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), drug-induced (as from medications, anti-epileptic and antipsychotics), senile chorea (uncommon, that occurs in elderly adults ), metabolic disorders like hypoglycemia and endocrine disorders.
In some rare cases, AIDS may also cause chorea.

 

Homeopathic Medicines for Chorea

Homeopathy plays a supportive role in managing chorea. Homeopathy medicines for managing chorea are of natural origin and don’t have any side effects. The top grade medicines for managing chorea are Tarentula Hispanica, Mygale, Agaricus, Cina, and Causticum. The most suitable medicine is selected based on the individual characteristic features in every case.

1. Tarentula Hispanica – Top Grade Medicine for Chorea

Tarentula Hispanica tops the list of medicines for managing chorea. In cases where this remedy is required, all the limbs are affected with involuntary movements. This can be attended with intense hyperaesthesia (increased sensitivity of skin). Constant movements of the arm, tossing of the arms from side to side, constant motion of hands that leads to difficulty in doing anything with the hand are some accompanying symptoms. Involuntary movements of the leg and feet are prominent, leading to an inability to walk. Difficulty in speech, heaviness of the tongue with involuntary movements, and choreic movements of the head are also present. In such cases, the head is turned violently from side to side and in other directions. Nervous contractions in muscles of the face are also noted. All these movements are less intense at night in cases where Tarentula is required.

2. Mygale – For Uncontrollable Movements of Face, Arms, and Legs

Mygale is a beneficial medicine to treat chorea with uncontrollable movements of arms, legs, and face. Among them, the contractions and movements of facial muscle are most marked. There is a constant motion of the legs. The legs jerk excessively, making it difficult to stand or walk. The gait becomes unsteady and it becomes difficult to keep hands in the same position even for a minute. The person needing Mygale may also have involuntary head movements, throwing the head backward and then forwards is prominent. Constant jerking of the head (mostly to the right side) is also noted. Shrugging of shoulders, difficulty in putting out tongue and grating of teeth at night are other indications to use Mygale. The chorea symptoms get better during sleep and are worse in the morning where Mygale is indicated.

3. Agaricus – For Chorea with Uncertain, Unsteady Gait

Agaricus is well-indicated for cases of chorea where an uncertain, unsteady gait is prominent. While walking the person tumbles over everything in the way. It is given for both involuntary motion/jerking of single muscles of a body part as well as involuntary trembling/dancing of the whole body. The limbs may feel cold and weak with above indications. It is also helpful when chorea affects limbs crosswise i.e. left arm and right leg.

4. Cina – For Chorea Affecting Face and Upper Limbs

Cina is a helpful remedy for chorea affecting the face and upper limbs. The involuntary movements on the face are marked around the eyes. Another feature is throwing of arms from side to side. The limbs are distorted with jerking and trembling. A weakness of the hand is also present, making it difficult to hold things. Complaints usually appear on one side. Few general symptoms like irritability, screaming, striking and restless sleep may also be present.

5. Causticum – For Right-Sided Chorea

Causticum is the next prominent medicine for managing chorea. Causticum is most indicated in cases of chorea when the right side of the body is more affected. The face, tongue, arm, and leg get affected. There is a marked twisting and jerking of limbs. An unsteady gait is present with involuntary body movements. A weakness of muscles is also present with the above symptoms. Worsening of symptoms may be noted during the night. Causticum is also indicated for chorea during pregnancy.

6. Cuprum Met – For Left-sided Chorea

Cuprum Met is a valuable medicine for chorea affecting the left side of the body. There is jerking of arms and legs. The arms and legs also feel weak, weary and lame. There may be muscle contractions. Jerking of hands is also present. The person can hold nothing in hand and the objects fall to the ground. Speech is also affected with trembling of the tongue.

7. Magnesia Phos – For Chorea when Symptoms are Better During Sleep

Magnesia Phos is an important medicine for chorea when symptoms are better during sleep. Involuntary shaking of limbs, face, mouth, and head is present. Involuntary movements of limbs along with contortions may also appear. A sudden forward motion of the head is well-noted. There is jerking of the mouth and speech is also very defective. The symptoms appear only during waking hours.

8. Veratrum Viride – For Chorea when Symptoms are Worse during Sleep

Veratrum Viride is a well-indicated medicine for cases of chorea where symptoms are worse during sleep. The symptoms present are involuntary motions of facial muscles (face turned into horrible contortions), jerking/continual nodding of the head, jerking of arms and legs. Constant movement of the lower jaw may also be present. The speech also gets affected, with the dropping of words when speaking. All of the above movements continue to occur during sleep.

9. Secale Cor – For Chorea when Symptoms Start from the Face

Secale Cor is used in cases of chorea when the chief indication is symptoms beginning in the face and then spreading all over the body. The symptoms may become severe and rise to dance and jumping. The arms and legs are in constant motion. Head movement from side to side is present. The trunk also appears to be in constant motion. The tongue jerks out and speech becomes difficult and indistinct.

10. Kali Bromatum – For Violent Chorea from Fright

Kali Bromatum is a significant medicine to treat violent chorea that arises from fright. Great trembling of hands is noted. Legs and arms are affected. The gait is unsteady, irregular, and staggering (similar to a drunk person walking). The muscles of the face are affected, the tongue protrudes with a jerk, and the person can barely speak. All the movements are violent.

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Dyspareunia – 8 Homeopathic Remedies for Painful Intercourse

Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) refers to pain experienced during or after vaginal intercourse. It is a common problem and many women tend to face it at one point or another in their life. The pain in dyspareunia can be felt at the vaginal opening or deep in the pelvis. It may be burning, aching or throbbing pain varying from case to case. It can lead to distress, mood changes, loss of sexual interest and relationship problems. Homeopathic medicines for dyspareunia help treat the condition effectively and offer long term relief.      Homeopathic medicines for Dyspareunia

Homeopathic Medicines for Dyspareunia

Homeopathy medicines are highly effective to treat the complaint of dyspareunia. Dyspareunia arising from various reasons can be managed with homeopathy medicines as they work to treat the root cause behind it They are natural remedies that bring about excellent results. The top medicines to treat dyspareunia in females are Sepia, Natrum Mur, Platina, Argentum Nitricum and Staphisagria. The most suitable medicine among them is selected individually for every case based on its characteristic features. These have been discussed as follows:

1. Sepia – Top Grade Medicine for Dyspareunia

Sepia is a very beneficial medicine for treating dyspareunia. Females needing Sepia experience intense pain during intercourse. In such cases, the vagina is dry and extremely tender. Sexual intercourse is often intolerable, and blood may appear from the vagina after coition in some cases. There may be some associated pelvic disease like ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and endometriosis. In such conditions, other symptoms like abnormal vaginal discharge, menstrual irregularities, painful periods may be present along with dyspareunia. Sepia is also a leading medicine for managing the complaint of painful intercourse in women during menopause. There may be other attending symptoms like hot flushes, excessive vaginal bleeding, low libido, irritability, sadness, indifference, and mood swings during menopause. It is also well-indicated for dyspareunia arising with some skin infection or eruptions of the female genitalia.

2. Natrum Mur – For Painful Intercourse from Dryness of Vagina

Natrum Mur is very beneficial to treat cases of painful intercourse from dryness of the vagina. Along with dryness, the vagina is also sore and itchy. Burning and smarting are felt in the vagina during coition along with pain. There is also an aversion to sexual intercourse. There may be some depression or history of grief present in cases needing Natrum Mur.

3. Platina – For Painful Intercourse from Sensitivity and Vaginismus

Platina is a significant medicine to manage cases of painful intercourse from a sensitive vagina. Females requiring Platina have sensitive, tender vagina and cannot bear to touch it. They may even faint during coition. In many cases, there may be vaginismus that makes intercourse impossible. Pains of drawing nature may appear in the ovaries and uterus after intercourse that tend to last for several hours altogether.

4. Argentum Nitricum – For Pain followed by Vaginal Bleeding

Argentum Nitricum is considered in cases of dyspareunia when painful intercourse is followed by vaginal bleeding. There may be a complaint of vaginal discharge with cervical erosions in females needing this medicine. Here the vaginal discharges are profuse, yellow, corroding. They may be bloodstained too. There may be many phobias and anxieties in females with above symptoms in cases where Argentum Nitricum is indicated.

5. Staphisagria – For Painful Intercourse from Sensitive Genitals

Staphisagria is prepared from seeds of a plant named Delphinium Staphisagria also known by the name of Stavesacre. The natural order of this medicine is Ranunculaceae. Staphisagria is another medicine for managing painful intercourse from sensitive genitals. It is a useful medicine for women to manage the complaint of dyspareunia in the early days of married life. Along with painful coition burning while urination and constant urge to urinate may be present. Staphisagria is also a prominent medicine for cases where a history of sexual abuse is present.

6. Kreosote – For Pain, Burning in Vagina during Intercourse followed by Bleeding

Kreosote is well-indicated for treating dyspareunia with the characteristic feature of pain and burning during intercourse and bleeding the next day. The genitals feel sore and fear and trembling arise from the mere thought of coition. There may be vaginal discharges that are highly offensive. The discharges are also acrid, leading to violent itching in the vagina with soreness and burning after scratching.

7. Ignatia – For Managing Sore Pain in Vagina during Intercourse

Ignatia is prepared from seeds of a plant called Ignatia Amara which belongs to the natural order Loganiaceae. Ignatia is indicated for dyspareunia when there is extreme sore pain in the vagina during intercourse. A heated sensation may be present in the vagina. Some prominent symptoms related to the mind may also be present. These include sadness, weeping, excessive irritability, desire for loneliness, aversion to talking and sudden mood swings. Excessive worries, depression, and history of grief may be there with the above symptoms.

8. Lycopodium – For Burning in Vagina during Coition

Lycopodium is prepared from the spores of a plant called Lycopodium Clavatum also known as Club Moss and Wolf’s-Claw. This plant belongs to the family Lycopodiaceae. Lycopodium is helpful for managing the sensation of burning in the vagina during coition. The burning persists after coition in most cases, and vaginl dryness may also be present.

Main Causes of Dyspareunia

Some causes of dyspareunia include vaginal dryness, insufficient lubrication, skin disorders of the genital area (like eczema, lichen planus), vaginal infections, PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) and vaginismus (involuntary spasms of the muscles of the vaginal walls leading to temporary narrowing of the vagina). Pelvic disease like endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids are some other reasons for dyspareunia. An injury/trauma to the genitals can also lead to painful intercourse. Congenital abnormality also leads to painful intercourse (eg., in case of vaginal agenesis where the vagina is not fully formed and imperforate hymen). Apart from the above, certain psychological issues are other contributing factors behind painful coition. These include stress, anxiety, depression and a history of mental trauma including sexual or emotional abuse. Women may also complain of dyspareunia during menopause and after childbirth.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Celiac Disease – A supportive role

Celiac disease is a gastric disorder in which eating gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains like rye and barley. Whenever a person with celiac disease eats gluten, an immune response damages the small intestine. Homeopathy medicine for celiac disease help in managing and reducing the intensity of symptoms. Though, there are no specific medicines in homeopathy for celiac disease. But, treatment for celiac disease can still provide natural, safe and very effective relief in such cases.  It is best to select the medicine most beneficial to the patient of celiac disease according to the individual set of symptoms. Homeopathic treatment for celiac disease includes medicines like Natrum Sulph, China, Lycopodium, Kali Carb, Carbo Veg, and Arsenic Album. These are some of the most well indicated homeopathic medicines for treating celiac disease symptomatically.  homeopathic treatment for celiac disease

What happens in Celiac Disease?

The small intestines are lined with villi. The function of the villi is to absorb the nutrients present in the food that we eat. When the villi get damaged from the immune response of a patient suffering from celiac disease, the absorption of the nutrients is hindered. This loss leads to deficiencies of minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients. The cause of celiac disease is not yet fully clear. Genetic predisposition may increase the risk for celiac disease. Genes linked to celiac disease are HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. Celiac disease often runs in families.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

The symptoms of celiac disease include diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, cramps and a bloated abdomen. The stool is pale, loose, voluminous and greasy. Due to malabsorption of nutrients; anemia, weak bones, fatigue, deficiency of copper, zinc, iron, and selenium can also arise. In children, celiac disease hinders growth and development.

Homeopathic Treatment for Celiac Disease

1. Natrum Sulph – For Yellow and Watery Stool

Natrum Sulph is the best treatment for celiac disease. Natrum Sulph is useful in cases of diarrhea with yellow, watery stool. The stool is voluminous and greasy. A burning sensation in the anus after passing stool may also be noted. There is rumbling and gurgling in bowels along with diarrhea. A person may also experience cramps around the umbilical region. Pain in the abdomen is another symptom. Gently rubbing the belly gives relief from the pain.

2. China – For Diarrhea With Marked Weakness and Exhaustion

China is another well-indicated medicine for celiac disease. The most prominent indicator for using China as a homeopathic treatment for celiac disease is the occurrence of diarrhea along with marked physical weakness and fatigue. The stool is yellow, frothy and there is excessive flatulence while passing stool. Undigested food may also pass in the stool. The abdomen seems bloated with gas. Due to gas, pain in the abdomen is also a symptom. Bending double affords relief in the abdominal pain. Another feature is belching with a bitter taste.

3. Lycopodium and Kali Carb – For Excessive Gas in the Abdomen

Lycopodium and Kali Carb are great homeopathic cures for celiac disease. Lycopodium is a well-suited treatment for celiac disease when excessive gas is a primary symptom. In these cases, there is bloating of the abdomen as well. The stomach feels full and distended, and there is a feeling of rolling of gas. There is also a sharp, persistent pain in the abdomen. A characteristic symptom for using the homeopathic medicine Kali Carb is unreleased gas with hard distension of abdomen. The stomach feels as if it will burst. Sour belching may also be present in some cases. Painless diarrhea can also be a symptom.

4. Carbo Veg – Homeopathic Medicine For Celiac Disease When Stool is Very Bad Smelling

Carbo Veg is a useful medicine for celiac disease when stool is frequent and very bad to smell. The stool may also be extremely foul smelling in some cases. There is an ineffectual urge to pass stool, accompanied by a lot of release of wind. A distended abdomen makes it difficult to wear any tight clothing around the waist. Another symptom is a burning sensation in the stomach.

5. Arsenic Album – For Extreme Weight Loss

Arsenic Album is mostly indicated as a treatment for celiac disease when extreme weight loss is present. Another symptom is acute exhaustion. Diarrhea with foul smelling stool and wind are also symptoms in such cases. Sometimes the stool smells of rotten eggs. Cramping in the intestines arises along with stool. Pressure in the rectum is also present. Heartburn, nausea, and vomiting may also occur. Anxiety and restlessness may also accompany these symptoms in an extreme degree.

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8 Homeopathic Medicines to Manage Ovarian Pain

Ovaries are a pair of female gonads (part of female’s reproductive system) that produces ovum (eggs). Pain in ovaries may arise from various reasons and maybe one-sided or both-sided. Homeopathic medicines for ovarian pain help manage the symptoms and offer a supportive role in the treatment. In case of intense ovarian pain where some critical reason like ruptured ovarian cyst or torsion of the ovary is suspected, emergency medical help should be taken immediately.  homeopathic medicines for ovarian pain

Homeopathic Medicines for Ovarian Pain

Homeopathy medicines are highly beneficial to treat ovarian pain. Before starting medicines for ovarian pain the reason behind it needs to be properly investigated. These medicines help to manage ovarian pain in cases where no critical/life-threatening cause is present for it. The top homeopathic medicines to treat ovarian pains include Apis Mellifica, Lachesis, Sepia, Belladonna and Colocynthis.

1. Apis Mellifica – For Ovarian Pain on Right Side

Apis Mellifica is a well-indicated medicine to manage ovarian pain on the right side. For using Apis the ovarian pain is burning and stinging in nature. However, it may also be a sharp, cutting, shooting or drawing pain. A feeling of weight, heaviness and bearing down in the ovarian region is felt. The pain from the ovarian region may extend down to the thigh. The pain may get worse on stooping and when beginning to walk. The right ovary is sore and tender on pressure. In cases needing Apis, the ovarian pain is seen to get worse before and during menses. Pains in ovaries that are worse from intercourse are also indicative of this medicine. Frequency of urination may be increased with the above symptoms in many cases. Burning while urinating may also be felt. Apis is a top listed medicine for ovarian pain in cases of swelling, inflammation, enlargement, induration, and cyst in the ovaries.

2. Lachesis – For Ovarian Pain on Left Side

Lachesis is a prominent medicine to manage left-sided ovarian pain. In cases needing Lachesis, the ovarian pain may be sharp, shooting, stitching, pressing or burning in nature. The pain tends to get worse in the morning. The left ovary may be swollen, indurated and inflamed. The menses may be irregular and the menstrual blood is dark and smells foul. Pain in the left ovary is felt during menstruation and the lower abdomen is very sensitive to touch.

3. Sepia – For Ovarian Pain with Vaginal Discharges

Sepia is a beneficial medicine for ovarian pain attended with vaginal discharges. There is a dull, stinging or burning pain in ovaries. Pressure and heavyweight appear in ovaries. Congestion is felt in the ovarian region. Vaginal discharges that are yellow, milky, or green in color attend. The discharges are profuse, lumpy and fetid. They cause itching of vulva and vagina. Marked bearing down in pelvis accompanies. Sepia is also valuable to treat ovarian pains along with menstrual irregularities.

4. Belladonna – For Ovarian Pain during Menses

Belladonna is prepared from a plant called Deadly Nightshade of the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna is helpful to manage ovarian pain during menses. The pain may be throbbing or stitching in nature. Sometimes the pain is lancinating in nature. A burning sensation is also felt in the ovaries. Drawing pains in the pelvic region may be present along with uneasiness and sensation of weight in the uterine region. Jarring also tend to worsen the ovarian pain in cases needing Belladonna.

5. Colocynth – For Cramping Pain in Ovaries

Colocynth is prepared from the pulp of the fruit of a plant named Citrullus Colocynthis or Bitter Apple. This plant belongs to the natural order Cucurbitaceae. Colocynthis is useful to manage cramping pain in ovaries. The ovaries feel as if they are squeezed, and a deep stitching pain is felt in the ovaries. Excessive restlessness appears with the above symptoms. The pain makes the patient bend double. Pressure and warm drinks help relieve the pain.

6. Medorrhinum – To Manage Ovarian Pain during Ovulation

Medorrhinum is a valuable medicine to manage ovarian pain during ovulation. There is a sensation of distension in the ovary with a feeling as if it would burst. The ovaries are sore, and heat is felt in the ovarian region. A drawing sensation in the ovaries along with vaginal discharges may appear. The discharges are acrid, excoriating and have a fish-like odor.

7. Palladium – For Ovarian Pain better by Pressure

Palladium is very beneficial for cases of ovarian pain that gets better by pressure. It is a remedy used mainly to treat pain in the right ovary. The ovary is swollen and sore to pressure. The pain gets worse by standing and walking. Rubbing the area, lying down, and applying pressure on the ovary helps relieve the pain. There may be an increased frequency of urination as well as an urgency to urinate.

8. Podophyllum – For Ovarian Pain that Radiates down the Thighs

Podophyllum is prepared from the root of a plant Podophyllum Peltatum commonly known as May Apple. It belongs to family Berberidaceae. It offers help in cases of ovarian pain where pain radiates down the thighs. Dragging pain in ovaries is felt. Bearing down in the abdomen, back and ovarian pain running down into thighs during periods is treated well with Podophyllum. It is also indicated in case of ovarian pains with retarded menses.

Causes of Ovarian Pain

The main reasons of ovarian pain include:

1. A part of menstrual pain/dysmenorrhea (pain felt in uterus, ovaries, back).

2. Ovulation – Ovulation refers to the process of release of an egg from ovary approximately around the 14th day of the menstrual cycle. Some women tend to feel pain in the ovary during ovulation (known as Mittelschmerz pain.) The pain can be one-sided or be present on both sides. It also may be attended with vaginal discharge, bleeding, and nausea.

3. PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) – It refers to an infection that has spread to the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes. It mainly arises from sexually transmitted bacteria that has ascended the genital tract from the vagina and cervix. Apart from pain, PID may have other symptoms that include, an abnormal vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding, nausea, vomiting, painful intercourse, burning with urination, fever, and chills

4. Ovarian cysts – They are fluid-filled sacs or pockets that form on the surface of an ovary. Most cysts don’t show any symptoms. When symptoms arise they include pelvic pain, bloating / fullness in the abdomen, frequent urination, and changes in the menstrual cycle. Ovarian cysts carry a risk of rupturing in which sudden and severe abdominal pain is felt along with fever and vomiting. It may also lead to shock. So immediate help from the conventional system should be taken in any case of suspected ovarian cyst rupture.

5. Endometriosis – A disorder in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue can grow in the ovaries too. Other accompanying symptoms of endometriosis include painful periods, excessive bleeding, painful intercourse.

6. Ovarian Remnant Syndrome – In this condition, ovarian pain arises after some recent surgery on the ovaries, due to some of the tissue being left behind on the ovaries.

7. There is a possibility that a medical condition in another organ can cause referred pain in the ovaries. Such conditions include appendicitis, kidney stone, ectopic pregnancy, constipation, urinary tract infection (UTI).

8. Other reasons include ovarian torsion and ovarian cancer. They are serious reasons for ovarian pain in addition to appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and rupture of an ovarian cyst.

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Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for Numbness in Feet

Numbness in feet can be occasional, momentary and short-lived in many cases eg, that arise simply from wearing shoes that are too tight, sitting on the feet or sitting cross legs for too long. While persistent and progressive numbness can arise from a number of medical conditions, it is usually the result of damage, irritation or compression of a nerve that supplies the feet. It can also result from conditions that affect the blood vessels supplying blood to the foot. Homeopathic medicines for numbness in feet help treat the condition from the root for long-term relief.        homeopathic medicines for numbness in feet

While the main cause of numbness in feet and toes is diabetic neuropathy, other reasons include herniated disc, sciatica, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury/foot injury, peripheral arterial disease, alcoholism, Guillain-barre syndrome, vasculitis, Morton’s neuroma, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and frostbite.

Symptoms of Numbness in Feet

There is little to no sensation in the feet in case of numbness. Some other symptoms that may accompany numbness are tingling, burning, crawling, prickling or pins-needles sensation in the feet and toes. In some cases, there may be a feeling of weakness in the feet. This also makes it difficult to walk because the person may be unable to properly position the foot on the ground.

Homeopathic Medicines for Numbness in Feet

Homeopathy medicines are highly effective to treat numbness in feet. These medicines treat the root cause of numbness in feet and yield great results. The topmost remedies indicated to treat numbness of feet include Agaricus, Kali Phos, Arsenic Album, Phosphorus and Hypericum.

1. Agaricus – Top Grade Medicine for Numbness and Tingling in Feet

Agaricus is a top listed medicine for treating numbness in feet. Along with numbness, formication (crawling ants sensation) and tingling sensation in the feet is present. Weakness and heaviness in the feet are also complained of. A crawling or prickling sensation in the toes also appears. Agaricus is also prominent medicine for numbness of the feet and toes linked with frostbite. Numbness of legs upon crossing them is also indicative of Agaricus use.

2. Kali Phos – For Numbness and Prickling in the Feet

Kali Phos is a Schussler’s biochemic remedy for treating nervous complaints. It is a well-indicated medicine for treating numbness in feet attended with prickling. Along with this, burning in toes and soles is present. A general prostration and debility are marked with the above symptoms.

3. Arsenic Album – For Numb, Weak, Weary Feet

Arsenic Album is the next beneficial medicine for numbness of feet. Along with numbness, weakness and weariness in feet are marked. In a few cases needing Arsenic Album, numbness of feet is accompanied with occasional pain in feet. Swelling of feet may also be noted in some cases.

4. Phosphorus – For Numbness of the Feet and Toes

Phosphorus is a valuable medicine to treat numbness of feet and toes. The toes feel as if they have fallen ‘asleep.’ The feet feel heavy as lead, and there may be clumsy movements of the feet, causing the person to make missteps when walking. Formication in feet along with a pins-and-needles sensation may also arise. Numbness with pins – and – needles sensation in the lower limbs is also characteristic to use Phosphorus.

5. Hypericum – For Numbness of Feet from Nerve Injury

Hypericum is a natural remedy prepared from the plant Hypericum Perforatum commonly known by the name of St. John’s Wort. This plant belongs to the natural order Hypericaceae. It is used to treat numbness of feet from a nerve injury. A crawling sensation in the feet is also marked. Tingling in the feet may also be present. Another accompanying feature is a burning sensation in feet. Sometimes, a sensation in the feet as if they are being pricked with needles may also appear.

6. Apis Mellifica – For Numb and Cold Feet

Apis Mellifica is helpful for numb and cold feet. The feet may feel stiff. There may be swelling of the feet, and the tip of the toes may get numb, indicating the need for this remedy.

7. Carbo Veg – For numb and sweaty feet

Carbo Veg is a valuable medicine to treat numb and sweaty feet. The sweat has a foul odor, and the feet become red and swollen. The feet feel insensible to touch and may also feel very cold during the evening. There may be numbness of thighs, particularly upon walking.

8. Alumina – For Numbness particularly around Heels

Alumina is a significant medicine for treating cases of numb feet, especially the heels. Heels feel numb on stepping. A burning sensation under the toes may appear. Heaviness in lower limbs may also be present, leading to staggering while walking. Numbness and insensibility of the legs at night along with stiffness is also a key symptom to use Alumina.

9. Sepia – For Numbness in Feet mainly the Soles

Sepia is a wonderful medicine to treat numbness in the feet, particularly the soles. A tingling sensation in the soles is prominent, and there may be swelling of the feet while sitting or standing. This sensation gets better while walking. Burning or heat in the feet appears during the night. In some cases, numbness in lower limbs with a sensation as if they have gone to sleep when walking may be present. Excessive weakness in the lower limbs is present along with the above symptoms.

10. Calcarea Carb – For Numbness of Feet in the Evening or Night

Calcarea Carb is an excellent medicine to treat numbness of feet arising majorly in the evening or during the night in bed. Coldness and dampness of the feet are present. Sweat on the feet having a sour smell is also marked.

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