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Mind and Homeopathy

The brain is an enigma for scientists, and its dynamics are not so simple to be easily deconstructed and understood. As the modern medical world inches towards a more profound unraveling and a better understanding of the complexities of this 10 trillion-celled mass called brain, the last century has seen considerable progress being made in realizing (pardon me for not using the word ‘understanding’!) the connection of the mind with the physical body. This quest has also contributed to the discovery of an entirely new set of afflictions that can be described as psychosomatic disorders.                                    psychosomatic homeopathy

The term psychosomatic disorder defies a clear-cut definition. But broadly, the term mostly refers to physical disorders whose causation lies in psychological or emotional factors. For example, a particularly stressful event, like grief or bereavement arising from the loss of a loved one, may in one individual trigger high blood pressure shortly thereafter or even a heart attack. In another person, the same sense of grief might result in a peptic ulcer or a series of asthmatic attacks. A third individual, equally grief-stricken, might not show such symptoms of sickness at all.

Mental and Emotional Triggers

Social and psychological stress can trigger or aggravate a wide variety of diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), leukemia, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Even ailments like colitis, spasm, Basedow’s disease, and dysmenorrhea mostly manifest psychosomatic causality. Certain cancers like lung cancers are also believed to be triggered or aggravated by emotional and psychological stress.

Various lifestyle diseases like anorexia nervosa or enuresis, which have an unusually high incidence among adolescents and women, are popular examples of psychosomatic disorders. They are believed to be rooted in psychological factors such as lack of self-worth, social or peer pressure, depression, etc.

Other common ailments like bronchial asthma are also many times a manifestation of psychological and emotional conflict. Scientists believe that often respiratory disorders such as asthma and dyspnoea are rooted in the “protection” instinct or the “breathing space” instinct. The emotional stress arising from being denied mental or emotional space, from suffering a sense of suffocation, or from being denied a sense of affirmation can be the causative factors contributing to the lungs feeling constricted, leading to a difficulty in breathing and gasping for breath. Asthmatic conditions can also be a manifestation of a subconscious desire for protection or be triggered by acute grief or mourning.

Psychological Defense Mechanisms

Another typical example of psychosomatic affliction is skin disorders. Experts believe that many skin diseases have their roots in emotional distress or “separation conflict,” which arises from a fear of being separated from loved ones – be it parents, partner, progeny or peers. In such cases of emotional stress or distress, the skin loses epidermal cells, or begins to lose sensation, or peels off, becomes flaky and rough. These physical symptoms, such as loss of epidermal cells, are nothing but often a psychological defense mechanism to protect against a future fear of separation.

Even the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease pertaining to the auto-immune nervous system that affects the neurons, is often attributed to emotional trauma or psychological stress. The psychosomatic causes of MS could range from grief, anger, dejection or suppressed emotions such as hurt or humiliation in personal or professional relationships.

Psychological afflictions like depression can also suppress the immune system, making a depressed person more vulnerable to even uncomplicated infections, such as those by the viruses that cause the common old.

So can the mind (brain) alter the activity of white blood cells (blood cells responsible for the body’s defense mechanism) and thus an immune response. If so, how does the brain communicate with the blood cells? After all, white blood cells travel through the body in the blood or lymph vessels and aren’t attached to the nerves.

Research corroborates the existence of psychosomatic causality.
For instance, an ailment such as hives or urticaria manifests both mental or physical causality. In the same way, a problem like stress, which is triggered by psychological factors, has physical manifestations even though no physical ailment exists. Some of the physiological manifestations of psychologically-triggered stress could be a rise in blood pressure, heart rate, increase in sweating or muscle pain in various parts of the body. All these are a reaffirmation that many disorders are rooted in psychosomatic causality.

Homeopathy’s Synthesis Approach

A skilled homeopath shows a deep understanding of this relationship between the mind and the body. His great masters like Hahnemann and Kent have taught it to him. Homeopathy entails taking a holistic view of wellness, and ascertaining the physical factors in consonance with the emotional or mental triggers to get the big picture. The hallmark of the homeopathic approach to disease is an assimilated view of the multiple causalities of ailments, be they mundane or significant disorders. Homeopathy favors a synthesis approach to treatment that does not segregate the psychological causality from the physical manifestations.

The homeopath ensures that chronic cases like a migraine and peptic ulcer, which have their origin in a mental trauma or prolonged stress, disappear with a few doses of a correctly prescribed homeopathic medicine.

The holistic approach of homeopathy does not segregate the mind and body when assessing causality. Rather, homeopathy has an assimilative approach that examines both physiological as well as psychological causality when diagnosing a patient.
This acknowledgment of interconnectedness is not merely a vague, impractical concept. Homeopaths base virtually every homeopathic prescription on the physical and psychological symptoms of a sick person.

Psychological symptoms often play a primary role in the selection of correct medicine. Several schools of psychologists categorize people into certain psychological or characterological types. Others in medicine, genetics, and sports may classify people on the basis of various body types. Homeopaths, in contrast, acknowledge certain ‘body-mind’ types. They determine their medicines based on the constellation of physical and psychological symptoms. The homeopathic treatment is highly scientific and artful, thus making it by far the best treatment for psychosomatic disorders.

The biggest advantage homeopathy offers is its assimilative approach towards causality and cure.

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  1. Very nice and informative article.

  2. Dr. Nikhil Pawar says:

    Dear sir,
    After reading above topic i thought that we have to do awareness about mental health and disorders. now a days people thoughts that those symptoms like irritability, palpitation,confusion,forgatefulness etc. are due to buisy and stressful life. some of my friends also feeling like that so i need some data, video,pics or slide shows that showing awareness about mental diorders and how to look and avoid them.

  3. Dear Dr. Sharma.
    I am very impressed by your website.
    My wife present complaints are:
    Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Since years)
    Chronic Urticaria (sometimes every day or couple of times a week.
    Joint Pain (since a year)
    Swelling in legs and feeling as if most joints are inflamed.
    Excessive fatigue
    Bloated feeling after meals
    severe headaches.

    She is suffering from Endometriosis and PCOD.
    Has small small intramural fibroids and nabothian cysts in the cervix
    Her CRP levels and ESR levels very earlier elevated.
    Thyroid study is normal – Food Allergy and Phadia Top and IGE reports are normal.
    ANA Report was borderline and when repeated was normal.
    CA 125 was elevated at 51.39 (Gynaec mentioned it was due to the Endometriosis and
    nothing to worry. He mentioned to do a DNC and Insertion of the Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system)
    Please do let me know if Homeopathy would help in solving her problems.
    Regards, Sheamak

  4. Mrs K. Hema says:

    I have heard there are good medicine in homeopathy to deal with psychological problems in children . Actually my niece who is 5 years old has frequent urge of urination . This feeling is more whenever she is away from home. She has fear that urine will leak out and that she has to go and pass urine. when she does so hardly a drop or two comes.Its not that her bladder is full it is for the fear she wants to pass urine
    It is more of psychological problem otherwise she is very active kid. i request you to help me out by suggesting a suitable homeopathic medicine for her.


  5. sir,i am 56.i have hypertension,gastritis,body shaking and anxiety with social phobia .now i am taking allopathic medicines as per neurologist.will you pl.suggest me a best homeopathic medicine to stop my body shaking and phobia.

  6. nivedita sharma says:

    sir, with due respect i would like to discus a case of a 4yr. old boy having troubles with his learning and behavioral difficulties such as having fears and fobias from sudden sounds,flowing water which makes him violent, in close and congested places he feels uncomfortable and doesnot want to remain there, he likes to rome in his car and does not want to go home back. feels happy with loud music likes to dance on stage. some prominent symptoms are irresponsible to parental instructions and becomes violent at his father if he does not obey his demands. sir please help us in diagnosing his complaints and please convey if any further symptoms you would like to know.

  7. Dee Makuannen says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,

    My 24 year old son was diagnosed with depression at age 18 after experiencing a series of back to back traumatic stressors in his life. He has always been seemingly melachology about not having his birth father present and in his life although I married when he became 12. At age 18 he loss his grandfather to cancer, later loss his first apartment after being fired. He started smoking marijuanna and drinking alcohol at 14 or 15. This increased after the loss of his grandfather and apartment loss.Upon the loss of his apartment in October 2007. He moved back home and later had a relationship with a girlfriend ended. His grandfather was abrubtly diagnosed with prostate cancer and died December 23rd. Prior to his death he was admitted to the hospital for an attempt to commit suicide. He fell into a deep stare for days and later was admitted for an attempt to hang himself. He had an inpatient stay for a week and was diagnosed with depression. He was put on anti-depressants and responded horribly saying that he was hearing voices and seeing things. He was later diagnosed with schizophrenia affective disorder. It has benn 6 and a half years with this diagnosis. He says that he only smokes marijuanna and drinks beers to calm himself and to get rid of the voices. He is not 24, been on at least 12 differnt medications, currently taking Risperdone, and he is tired of the side effects and wants to get off. We have seen 8 or 9 doctors.

    We have tried a naturalpath who did test and said she thought his diagnosis was drug-induced psychoses brought on by marijuanna and stress wanted him to take almost 20 vitamins a day, this didn’t work. I came across your website and think a homeopathic approach may be safer and more effective. He’s had at least 7 or 8 hospitalizations when trying to come off of the psychotropic medication. I hope you can help?

    God Bless,
    Dee Thomas
    Romulus Michigan, USA

  8. sardar sayab says:

    Dear Dr sharma,
    i have chalid named hayan. he can not walk him self.he is 18 month old.
    2.ONSAT D

    • Aseem Kumar says:

      Dear Mr. Sardar Sayab, Your son may be having Benign Hypotonia i.e. low muscle tone. the muscles of hands and feet of your son may be very soft and lacking strength. Also he may not be moving on four limbs but scooting or bottom suffling for his movements. In such a case, he may be given physiotherapy. You can also try homoeopathy.

  9. Hi Doctor

    I dont know exactly what is the problem with my brain. My brain is always tensed without any reason that causes me uneasiness and problem to remain awake and enjoy life. I feel that my brain is full of tensions (without any specific reason) and I find it very difficult for me to remain calm. My brain is rarely calm.
    I also have obsessive thoughts that trouble me a lot and interfere in my routine activities. I feel body aches and lack of energy and dont enjoy the things that I used to enjoy earlier.
    All this is result of stressful events in my life because till April 2011 I was living a normal life.

    Now I am fed up of taking medicines and sometimes feel like committing suicide. Please help me live a normal life.

  10. ravindra bhandarkar says:

    nice blog u have on facebook. Mind and homeopathy, i want to suggest more psychological causes of various diseases. It helps me too much

  11. My Husband is suffering with bipolar disorder -mania from last 5 years. Is there any better solution for this in homeopathy.please suggest me

  12. My son,aged 14 years was good in study in his childhood but lacking day by day.Now he is class VIII,in front of home home tutor he is answering all, After coming back from exam hall,confidently he gives right answer of most of the questions accordingly we hope for his better result but it is seen that he has written all the rubbish in his answer scripts naturally failing by getting the poor marks.We,the parents,his home tutor are in hopeless condition.He also becomes very upset but for the short period. He is destructive in nature and careless in his household duties.Is there any treatment?

  13. Mary sunny says:

    I have lichen planus all over the body , started 3 months before. I am 48 yrs old female. What is the treatment? How long it will take to cure the disease and to clear the dark coloured scars all over my body? I took oral steroids for two weeks and stopped for avoiding side effects. What can I do now to avoid severe itching and new rashes.?

    Will you please advise me, doctor?

    Mary sunny

  14. dr.niranjan says:

    if we start hom medicine then is it happen that pnt mind chage due to the medicine is med. act on pesonal relations or mind may convert plz give me guidline and possible references

  15. A.Chakrabarti says:

    my mother suffers from ist degree schizophrenia. my father had a prostrate op but is again urinatig so that he needs adult diapers in the morn. please help! what do i do?

  16. G.S.Harikanth says:

    Dear doctor,

    i am suffering from vague pain from last four years,this syndrome started four years back after undergoing through accute stress,i experience pain in shoulder blades ,pelvic area and knee places and i suffering with chronic sinusitis,pain symptom very wrost in the morning if i do rigorious exercise then i feel 80% ok.
    otherwise whole day i suffer with unexplained pain sort of uncomfortability and sionusitis symptom also worsens,i used to have continious head ache ,after practising the pranayama i am without head ache for last two years,

    please advice since these symptoms are affecting seriously my day today activities


  17. Durga Prasad Palaparti says:

    Thanks Dr. Sharma,
    I have been going through your articles and write ups on several subjects. Your efforts and aim to teach preliminary information about the organs, their funcitons, disease descriptions and possible remidies is a wonderful effort and a noble one. I have noted with lot of pity, that the most successful men/women in their respective vocations, do not know the basics of the human body or the functions of the body organs. I think this subject should be made a part of the curiculam even at the college level — so that every human, if aware of his own body functions can gain more freedom from most avoidable diseases and the necessity to run to the doctors.
    Durga Prasad

  18. saranjit kahlon says:

    My Mother is about 65 yrs of age. For last six months she is suffering from serious memory loss wherein she cannot get up from bed , diffculty in remembering any events ,names or faces.Urines is passed in the bed only.She always sleeps with folded legs & on one side only.She only remembers her dead brothers / living sisters & recongises only closed family members.She is normally fit but weak about 48 kgs only & do not suffer from any other disease. Sometimes she shouts loudly with different voices. Pls advice good medicine.

  19. Satya Prakash Bansal says:

    My mother is about 68 years and for the last three months she is having
    problem of sleep and during night and day she always want to pass urine
    and demand for pot, while no urine is passed. this she do all day night.
    Kindly advise medicine.

  20. Narinder says:

    Excellent article. very informative and useful.
    thanks Dr Sharma.

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