Homeopathy And Migraine

What Is Migraine?

More than 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, and females are much more likely to get them than males. A migraine is a form of recurrent paroxysmal headaches often confined to one side of the head. It begins during childhood to adult life and is frequently associated with gastric and sensory disturbances.

What Causes Migraines?

Migraine headaches result from a combination of blood vessel enlargement and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around these blood vessels. During the headache, an artery enlarges which is located on the outside of the skull just under the skin of the temple (temporal artery). This causes a release of chemicals that cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. A migraine headache causes the sympathetic nervous system to respond with feelings of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. This response also delays the emptying of the stomach into the small intestine (affecting food absorption), decreases blood circulation leading to cold hands and feet, and increases sensitivity to light and sound.

What are the pre-disposition factors:

  • Anxiety, overwork, emotional upsets menopause, hypertension, premenstrual tension, food deprivation, too much chocolate or orange, etc.

AGE: Young adults

SEX: common in females

One type of migraine occurs regularly. It also seems to bear some relation to menstrual periods.

The pain in the head is most often right sided, in the temporal region. This can occur on either side or an alternate. The patient is dull mentally. He/she is sensitive to noise and light. The pupils may be dilated or contracted. The face may be pale or flushed. As a rule, the patient prefers to lie in a dark room and refuse food. It has been observed that the superficial temporal artery throbs vigorously and may be tender on palpitation. The headache may last 12 to 14 hours usually, but shorter to longer attacks may also occur.

How can you prevent migraine?

It is possible for people to get medication overuse headache (MOH), or rebound headache when taking too many medications in an attempt to prevent migraine. Prevention begins with avoiding things that trigger the condition. The main goals of prophylactic therapies are to reduce the frequency, pain, and duration of migraine headaches. There are several categories of preventive migraine medicine, ranging from diet changes and exercise to prescription drugs. Some of these include:

  • Prescription beta blockers, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants
  • Botulinum toxin A (Botox in.)
  • Surgery that severs corrugator supercilii muscle and zygomaticotemporal nerve in the brain
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Vision Correction.
  • Sleep, sexual activity, and Exercise.
  • Visualization and self-hypnosis.
  • Special diets such as gluten-free.

Good supplements, Herbs, and Vitamins:

Butterbur, Cannabis, CoQ10 enzyme, Feverfew, Magnesium Citrate, Riboflavin, B12, Melatonin

Homeopathic Remedies for Migraine Headaches:

Arnica Montana: Headaches resulting from a head injury.

Belladonna: Right-sided headaches and migraine. Associated symptoms include throbbing pain, reddened or hot skin, cold feet, and hands.

Bryonia Alba: Remedy for pulsating throbbing centralized near or into the left eye. Symptoms include early morning headaches and dry mouth, disturbed by noise and movement.

China: Headaches resulting from dehydration, weakness or anemia.

Cimicifuga: Migraine and a throbbing headache. Symptoms include headache associated with the menstrual period, stiff neck pain, and feelings of gloom or despair.

Cocculus Ind: Headaches or Migraine resulting from worrisome behavior or insomnia. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Cyclamen: Migraine associated with dizziness, blurred or dimmed vision, or eye spasm. Symptoms include earache, dry mouth or thirst, and weakness. Sensitivity to cold or open air. Emotional upsets.

Gelsemium: Symptoms include headache associated with blurred vision, the sensation of a tight band or vise clamped around skull, frequent urination, and difficulty holding head straight or opening eyes.

Ignatia Amara: Ice pick headaches and stress headaches. Symptoms include back or muscle spasms and feelings of grief, disappointment, or sadness.

Iris Versicolor: Treats headaches or migraine that typically comes during the weekend or during rest periods. Remedy for Migraine with aura. Patient vomits a bitter bilious substance and the vomiting gives relief to the pains in the head.

Lachesis: Left-sided Migraine. Symptoms include congestion, hot flashes, flushed or blotchy skin, and heat intolerance.

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Homeopathy Medicine For Oily Skin And Acne

Acne is the commonly used name for the condition of clogged pores by sebum (also known as whiteheads and blackheads), pimples, nodules or cysts that can appear on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, upper arms

Most teenagers and a good number of adults suffer from acne for more or less extended periods of time. The condition is not confined to any age group, race, or sex.

It affects hundreds of millions of people across the world. The biggest problems with acne are the unpleasant look of pimples and the scars they may leave behind.

What Causes Adult Acne?

Adult acne is caused by sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Sebum clogs pores, which attract bacteria and become inflamed. For most adults, breakouts are a result of hypersensitivity to androgens (male hormones). But an imbalance in both male and female hormones (estrogen) can also cause breakouts. For women, this can happen during menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause. Some medications, such as corticosteroids, and cosmetics are also triggered outbreaks.

The Social Impact of Acne

Acne is one of the most troublesome conditions of our times. While most people suffering from acne do not experience any kind of physical discomfort, they make up for this by psychological scarring. This effect has not been studied in depth because acne is a common, non-threatening condition that comes and goes on its own and any psychological effects attached to it were not seen as particularly important.

However, acne has a stronger than the suspected impact on the lives of people today. Studies conducted by researchers showed that people suffering from acne also display:

  • Low self-confidence Low self-esteem
  • Frustration
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Depression
  • Refusal to socialize

These effects are triggered by the negative effect acne has on looks and the resulting apprehension of negative reactions from others. People suffering from acne can end up living unsatisfying lives and fail in school, jobs and social interaction.

Homeopathic Remedies:

Are helpful and work very well with all age groups. Body chemicals are controlled by means of oral remedies within a few weeks to a few months. It is completely controlled within five to six months. Certain harsh chemical or soaps should be avoided. Homeopathy is focused on individual symptoms rather than generic remedies for everyone.

Helpful Remedies are Antrim Tart, Sulphur, Nux Vomica, Ars Borm, Kali Brom, Merc Sol, Kali Iod, Thuja, Carbo, etc.

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Homeopathy Medicine For Asthma

Homeopathy Medicine For Asthma

Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness among children and it is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 in the Australia. Unfortunately, it is very common that the parents of young ones are not able to recognize the early signs of asthma and usually overlook them as a routine ailment which leads to wastage of an effective time frame where asthma could have been easily controlled or treated. It is a growing problem, both for children and adults. In fact, asthma now affects some 20 million Americans, as it has increased by more than 300 percent over the last 20 years.

What exactly is asthma?

Under normal circumstances, there is a clear passage in the bronchi and bronchioles facilitating effortless breathing process. Asthma is experienced when there is an inflammation of the airways restricting the oxygen that flows in the lungs and which should be expelled outwards after. That means, the small tubes that bring air out of lungs are swollen and inflamed and sometimes clogged with mucus. This swelling and clogging make it difficult for air to move out freely. Asthma is usually characterized by repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, coughing, chest congestion, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma occurs when the small bronchial air passages in the lungs become inflamed, partially obstructed with phlegm, or tightened due to spasm of the muscles surrounding them. The clinical Hallmark of asthma is wheezing and difficulty in breathing.

Asthma in children:

Babies in their first few years of life are prone to the characteristic wheezing sound due to their small air passages. As they grow older the air passages grow bigger and the wheezing stops.

Half of the new cases of asthma occur in children below 10 years of age. It is therefore advisable not to overlook your child’s condition, as it could lead to a build-up of a chronic or severe illness.

Make sure you consult a physician if your child experiences any of the following signs and symptoms

  • Coughing that is constant or intermittent without any apparent reason.
  • Wheezing or whistling sounds audible when your child exhales.
  • Shortness of breath or rapid breathing. This may or may not be associated with exercise.
  • Chest tightness.
  • Repeated respiratory infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Identifying asthma in infants and the very young is usually difficult. The symptoms might only show up when the child exerting coughing after running.
  • Or your child may cough at night or during sleep.
  • Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath also may accompany while crying, yelling and or laughing.
  • Infants may have problems during feeding or suckling.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES:

Thuja Occidentalis:  Thuja Occidentalis is commonly known as Arbor Vitae. This is a deep acting remedy with a wide sphere of action. It is a constitutional remedy of great use in many disease processes. It has profound action on respiratory organs, skin, genitourinary organs, joints, nervous system, glands, kidneys, blood, etc. It is one of the frequently indicated remedies for asthmatic bronchitis as well as adult asthma.

Antimonium Tart: This drug finds its therapeutic application largely towards the treatment of respiratory diseases, mainly in asthmatic bronchitis. After undergoing the process of potentization, the latent curative powers of this drug are brought to the surface. It is one of the commonly indicated remedies for asthmatic bronchitis.

Kali Carb:  It is one of the polycrest remedies having effects on multiple organs and systems in the body. Kali Carb does wonders in cases of asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia. It is also one of the commonly used medicines for hepatitis, Vitiligo, warts, eczema, urticaria, hair loss, and low backache, menstrual bleeding, etc. Other good remedies are: Ars Alb, Bryonia Alba, Carbo Veg, Ammon Carb, Kali Bich, Stannum, Pulsatilla, Spongia Tosta are few based on the symptoms.

It is always advisable to consult an experienced Homeopath before taking any medicine. Dosage and frequency in homeopathic treatment are equally important.

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