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Natural Homeopathic remedies for chilblains

Natural Homeopathic remedies for chilblains

Chilblains are the inflammatory state of small blood vessels in the skin that is triggered due to sudden warming after being in cold conditions. People quite often make the mistake of confusing this problem with frostbite and the trench foot.
Homeopathic remedies for chilblains are natural , safe and largely free from any side-effects. As homeopathy puts to use the body’s own defenses to combat any infection, it is a line of treatment that is relatively non-intrusive and safe. The natural substances used for homeopathic medicines make them free from any kind of toxicity.
What are chilblains?

chilblains are a tissue inflammation that arises due to exposure to severe cold and humidity. This leaves the capillary beds in the skin affected, causing itching, red patches, swelling and formation of blisters on extremities, primarily the toes, fingers, nose and ears.

What are the symptoms of chilblains?
The indicators and symptoms of chilblains could be several, ranging from small, itchy red patches on the skin, mostly on your feet or hands, to a possible development of ulcers.
Largely, the main symptoms are a blistering, swelling sensation on the skin, burning feeling, or even changes in skin color from red to dark blue that are marked by pain.

What causes chilblains?
Chilblains are generally idiopathic (unknown) in origin but could also be a manifestation of a severe disorder that would need to be probed. The history of chilblains indicates a connective tissue disorder.
It is caused when after being exposed to cold, the otherwise narrow blood vessels start expanding again on returning to a warmer temperature. Thus, the symptoms of chilblains usually manifest themselves some time after the skin has been exposed to cold. The expansion of the blood vessels makes blood leak out of the vessels and causes the itching and burning sensation, mostly in, the feet, hands, ears and nose. The symptoms get more severe whenever these is a sudden change from cold to hot weather.
The type of people who are more vulnerable to acquiring chilblains on exposure to cold are persons with family history of having had chilblains, patients with circulation problems and lupus, individuals whose homes are subjected to draught and cold and are not properly insulated, as well as very skinny people.

Homeopathic treatment for chilblains
The homeopathic remedies that I feel work best in treating chilblains are Agaricus, Abrotanium, Borax, Calcarea Carb, Cadmium Sulph and Carbo Animalis.
Agaricus is the most effective in cases of burning, itching, redness and swelling, like the kind resulting from frost bites. I have found that Calcarea Carb is really helpful for petechial eruptions, while Abrotanium is best suited for the itching symptoms of chilblains. Carbo Animalis works best for chilblains that get more severe in the evenings and in colder temperatures.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety

Detailed description of top two Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety

In my last fifteen years of homeopathic  practice I might have dealt with hundreds of patients with anxiety problems and have realized the great  efficacy of homeopathic remedies in anxiety disorders.   Here are the details of my top two Homeopathic remedies for anxiety. Aconite as a Homeopathic Remedy for Anxiety I would rank Aconite as one of the the top homeopathic remedies for anxiety   as it covers the acuteness of anxiety attacks . It has rarely failed me in treating acute anxiety attacks or in other words acute panic attacks .It is also helpful in treating anxiety issue which are a part of  depression .  The key symptoms of aconite (aconite napelus ) to be used as a homeopathic remedy for anxiety is the ‘suddenness of symptoms’ . Anxiety or distress will come very suddenly and without any premonition and can come at any time . Feeling of impending doom and also fear of death is there.Anxiety attacks happen out of nowhere , at any time and there might not be any perceptible trigger or a reason for it to occur. Aconite can be used in low potencies eg 30 c at an intervals of  few minutes in treating acute anxiety attacks or acute panic attacks . the conclusion is that aconite  tops the list of the best homeopathic remedies for anxiety , especially acute anxiety disorder.

Argentum Nitricum as a Homeopathic remedies for Anxiety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Although I am  putting Argentum Nitricum  at number 2 in the of top homeopathic remedies for anxiety  , but it actually leads the list of  homeopathic remedies for  anxiety disorders that are chronic . To be more specific it is more suited to people who suffer from ‘Generalised Anxiety Disorder ‘ . For a aperson who requires Argentum as a homeopathic remedy for treating anxiety,  the symptoms are  – there is constant sense of anxiety – here it differs from Aconite as it is used more when the attacks of anxiety are sudden in nature and are violent. In argentum patient the anxiety is not violent  but is constant . the patient is more of  a “worrier type ” and this is what leads to a state of constant anxiety .  The patient that requires Argentum lives in a world full of fear, irrational impulses and a forsaken feeling. They  are always in a state of worry. They anticipate all kinds of worrisome things . What if my car breaks down? What if I get late for my exam? ; They suffer suffer from a severe anticipatory anxiety – the thought of meeting a new person gives palpitations, trembling, a cramping pain in the abdomen and at times a strong urge to pass stool.Argentum patients suffer from all kinds of phobias claustrophobia , acrophobia etc. they usually  Avoid crowded places, parties, narrow streets and alleys ; fear of height is very strongly marked and looking down even from the second floor sends shivers down the spine.thus Argentum covers all aspects of chronic anxiety disorder and  hits the top in the  list of  homeopathic remedies for anxiety , especially when it comes to generalized anxiety disorder

Other good homeopathic remedies for anxiety disorder that require a notable mention are  Arsenic Album , Ignatia Amara and Natrum Mur.

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Homeopathy and Autism

If your child is between the ages of two and three years and his development is keeping you worried please check with these following signs and symptoms. The child is withdrawn, avoids social contact even with kids and avoids playing with them; has no language or is losing language which he had already acquired; Fails to respond to his name; has poor eye contact; moves Constantly; shows patterns of repetitive behavior like rocking, spinning and hand flapping. If some or all of these signs are present in your child please make sure that you consul t a developmental specialist and have him evaluated for Autism.

Autism or Autism spectrum disorder also called as pervasive development disorder (PDD) is catching our world by surprise. The Incidence of autism is on rise. This rise is very fast. The Centre for disease Control in United States also known as CDC has recently come up with their changed statistics and are showing that 1 in every 110 children In United states have Autism. This is very alarming and what is even more alarming and disturbing is the fact that this trend is on the increase. Although , we don’t have any clear data on the incidence of autism in India, but we know that Autism is on rise in India too. And what is more Troublesome is that, till date, no cause has been identified for Autism.

Autism is Usually diagnosed between the ages of 18 months to 3 yrs. Although signs and symptoms of autism may be present earlier but are very difficult to identify. The Symptoms can range from very mild to very severe, hence autism is better known as autism Spectrum Disorder. This means that not every kid will develop the same amount of autism. Broadly speaking, Autism mainly affects the Verbal and non-verbal communication, social interaction and the behavior of the child. Communication is affected by delayed speech development, less speech, difficulty in using speech, repetitive speech and to a level where there is no speech. Nearly 40 percent of kids with Autism never develop speech. Social Interactions are affected by failure to establish friendships with children of same age, showing withdrawn behavior, lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, activities and achievements with others. They can also lack emotional understanding and reciprocity; this means that it is difficult for kids with autism to understand feelings of pain, sorrow and emotions of others. Autistic kids can have marked disability in expressing their own emotions whether verbally or non verbally. Behavior is usually affected signs of repetitive behavior or stereotyped behavior like hand flapping, spinning and can also signs of hyperactivity. Kids with autism show addictive tendency towards certain topics or objects like looking rotating objects, television advertisements, sticks , soaps or a particular toy.

Homeopathy has help for kids with autism. Although not all kids with autism respond to homeopathy but a certain segment of kids with mild to moderate level of autism at times show great signs of Improvement and recovery. Autistic kids with speech (however little) and less hyperactivity show very favorable improvements with certain homeopathic medicines. Age of the child also has major affect on the homeopathic treatment outcome – younger the child better are the chances of improvement with homeopathic medicine.

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WHY MIGRAINE OCCURS

Why migraine occurs

Migraines, known to be one of the most common ailments of the nervous system, cause frequent headaches and at times other neurological symptoms such as tingling, numbness or weakness on one side of the body. However, initial symptom still remains occurrence of an aura (intuition that an attack is about to happen), such as a visual disturbance like bright spots or zigzag lines appearing before the eyes.

Now how does an aura begin? Well, it starts with temporary contraction of the vessels supplying blood to the brain. As soon as these vessels, tightly constricted till then, open up and a gush of blood flows through to the brain, a severe headache, mostly one-sided, follows. Though all migraines may not follow the same pattern, important is that these headaches occur after a person has passed through, rather than during, the times of stress, for example after an examination or some important interview.

FUNCTIONAL DISORDERS

Even as details about migraines are yet to be known, researchers point out that these severe headaches are caused by functional changes in the trigeminal nerve system, a major pain pathway in the nervous system. It may even result out of the imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin. The levels of serotonin, which plays a regulatory role for the pain messages passing through this pathway, drop during a headache. This, as per researchers, causes the trigeminal nerve to release substances called neuropeptides, which travel to the brain’s outer covering, known as meninges. Once it reaches there, blood vessels become enlarged and inflamed, resulting in headache.

COMMON TRIGGERS

Migraine may result out of several causes, but the most common triggers that have been witnessed include hormonal changes, stress, intake of certain foods, sensory stimuli, changes in the sleep-wake schedule and intense physical exertion, including sexual activity. On the hormonal front, the exact relationship between them (hormones) and headaches is not clear yet, but researchers believe fluctuations in estrogen trigger headaches in many women, who have history of migraines. Females often report headaches immediately before or during their periods, and this corresponds to a major drop in estrogen. Others have an increased tendency to develop migraines during pregnancy or menopause. Hormonal medications, such as contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, may also worsen migraines.

Then, stress at work or home can instigate migraines. Overuse of caffeine; certain seasonings; fermented, pickled, marinated, canned or processed food; skipping meals or even fasting can trigger migraines. Alcohol, especially beer and red wine, too can be a cause. Bright light and sun glare can produce head pain. So can unusual smells, including scents such as perfume and flowers, and unpleasant odours, such as paint thinner and secondhand smoke. Besides, environmental changes like in weather, season, altitude level or barometric pressure and certain medications can also aggravate migraines.

TIME FOR MEDICAL ADVICE?

Despite being a chronic disorder, migraines often remain undiagnosed, and as a result untreated. As soon as a a person witnesses the first symptoms of a severe headache, he or she should track the attacks and contact a doctor. If one has a history of headaches, advice from the doctor becomes even the more compulsory. One should definitely contact a medical practitioner if an abrupt, severe headache like a thunderclap occurs; if headache with fever, stiff neck, rash, mental confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness or trouble speaking is there; headache after a head injury persists or a chronic headache that gets worse after coughing, exertion, straining or a sudden movement attacks a person.

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Dr. Vikas Sharma ''Talk Show'' with Glenn Brooks

6a00d8341ca59453ef00e54f7a7 You can catch Dr. Sharma live on air with Glenn Brooks talking about how homeopathy can bring about a lasting healing in chronic disorders.Glenn’s radio show, Vibrant Living, has included interviews with such diverse luminaries as Deepak Chopra MD, Ram Dass, Byron Katie, Guy Finley (author of The Way of Wonder), Richard Moss MD (author of The Second Miracle), Yogi Don Stapleton, and physicist Peter Russell.Vibrant Living is aired every Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm on WGUN 1010am. Its live streamed at http://1150kknw.com

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CHRONIC SINUSITIS & HOMEOPATHY

ei_0386yygChronic sinusitis is a condition in which the sinuses inside our skull become inflamed for months and years together. This condition can considerably reduce ones quality of life. Patients suffering from chronic Sinusitis complain of difficulty in breathing from nose, headaches, pain and tenderness in the face.

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The wonder of Homeopathy in Autism

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HOMEOPATHY is much more of a choice than people often think it to be. One of its philosophy’s greatest breakthroughs is the realization that the body is not an object but a process with no pre-ordained limits.

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When Kids don’t Eat

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I had seen plenty of poor eaters in my practice, but this one had left me with no doubts that he was the worst amongst all. . With a history of bird’s appetite, this time he was breaking all records. It was nearly three days since he had taken a morsel. It looked as if he had taken recourse to some kind of Satyagraha. Any attempt to feed him forcefully would end up in a vomit. The young parents were nearly on the verge of a breakdown, when on the fourth day he ended his fast.

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CALCAREA PHOS FOR TEETHING AND DENTITION

imageAND YOU THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS DUE TO TEETHING

In this ever-changing world of medical researches, a part of the old concept on how infant?s go through their teething periods has changed. A new study helps confirm what most modern day pediatricians and physicians now strongly believe, that fevers greater than 102infections and diarrhea should not be attributed to teething. So before one attributes any infants’ signs or symptoms of a potentially serious illness to teething, other possible causes must be ruled out. This change in concept, basically aims at making teething safer and dispelling myths associated with it.

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