Homoeopathy. Myths and truths.

Reasons to Choose Homeopathy” including:  homeopathy uses no crude drugs, no harm during testing, re-establishes equilibrium, surgery can be avoided and much more.

1) No crude drugs are used in homoeopathy.
2) All remedies are tested on human volunteers.

4) No one is harmed during testing of homeopathic medicines. (unlike with pharmaceutical drugs)
5) The therapeutic dose is considered the least amount needed to stimulate healing.
6)  A single remedy often covers many different symptoms.
7)  In many cases a single dose of remedy results in healing.

6)  The remedies taste sweet when given dry and children like them.

7)  Remedies are easily given to unconscious patients as only a few drops are required.
8)  Remedies work fast because they don’t have to be digested or travel through the alimentary canal. Sometimes they work in seconds.
9 )  Remedies helps re-establish equilibrium in the body/mind.
12)  Detailed case taking which may last for two hours, tries to understand the patient as a whole, not just the disease.
13)  A remedy given for one ailment often heals other problems.

14) Not a single remedy is addictive or creates drug dependency.
15)  Remedies helps boost immunity in general.
16)   Actual remedy effectiveness does not expire. Remedies have been known to work even after 100 years.
17) Remedies have no chemical side effects, only side beneficial effects.
18)  Remedies have been used to prevent disease and, unlike vaccines, have no side effects.

19) Medicine can sometimes be selected after a brief interview with the patient.
20)  Most of the time, there is no need for specialists in homeopathy as people are treated rather than diseases. (Although homeopaths who see many similar cases may become more adept with those problems.)
21) Homoeopathic doctors aim for cure, for long–term benefits, not just short term relief.
22)  Although modern testing methods are used, treatment is often possible without invasive diagnostic procedures,
23)  Remedies may be taken along with other form of treatment. However they work best when given alone.
24)  Patients addicted to conventional or recreational drugs can be treated without the use of substitute drugs.  They can be weaned off the drugs.
25) Homoeopathy views disease as being caused originally by a disruption in energy flow.
26) In some cases that would normally be considered surgical – surgery can be avoided.
27)  Remedies can often treat post-surgical discomfort without drugging or side effects.
28)  Because remedies re-establish equilibrium at the most basic levels, life expectancy can be increased.
29) If cure is not possible, palliation still works and without side effects.
30) In case of old age or debility when there is multisystem damage and patients cannot tolerate drugs, they can tolerate homoeopathy.
31) Sometimes homoeopathic remedies help people evolve emotionally and spiritually.
32)  Pregnant women may be treated safely without danger to the fetus.
33)  Homeopathic remedies are economical as they cost pennies a dose.
34) Homoeopathic remedies treat mental symptoms without any drug side effects.
35) Chronic diseases can often be cured, and when not, frequency of attacks can be reduced.
36)  Remedies are environmentally friendly. There are no medical waste products.
37) Terminally ill patients can be relieved of fear and pass peacefully.
38)  Remedies can help people cope with life crises.
39) Homoeopathy can often cure when there is no hope through conventional medicine.
40)  Case taking in homoeopathy gives the patient the opportunity to express their deepest concerns and hopes.
41) In many instances no medicine is required for breast fed babies. Only treating the mother is sufficient.
42)  Homeopathy can help promote easier and safer birthing.
43) Homeopathy can often heal complaints that go back many years.
44)  Return of old symptoms temporarily is a way of knowing the patient is on the road to cure.
45) Homoeopathy doctors still follow the moral teachings of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, unlike modern doctors who violate Hippocrates oath with each toxic drug.
46) Homoeopathic practitioners seek to understand and treat the causes of disease.
47 )  Homeopaths gives great importance to your feelings, your desires, aversions, dreams, fears and other emotions.
48)  Through their understanding of miasms, homeopaths have a framework for understanding the causes of and potential cures for chronic diseases.
49) Homoeopaths give the highest importance to the mental state in disease.
50) Homeopathy has survived attacks from conventional medicine for 200 years.
51) Once people experience the healing effect of a homeopathic remedy, they no longer doubt it.
52)  Homeopathic remedies can help provide courage to people who are faltering.
53) No homeopathic medicine has ever been withdrawn due to side effects.
54)  Because Homeopathy heals by affecting the vital force, it causes us to think more deeply about life.
55)  In many cases, just by knowing the cause of an illness, the correct remedy can be prescribed.
56)  The homeopath gets to know the patient intimately when taking a chronic case.
57)  Homoeopathy teaches that any substance may have a medicinal value if it is processed in the right manner.
58) Dr Samuel Hahnemann’s life story demonstrates courage and determination in a struggle to establish the truth.
59) Homeopaths understand and make use of the various relationships of the remedies.
60) Homoeopaths can address acute attacks of chronic disease

Dr. Venkata Seshaiah.

Liver complaints. Homoeopathy

Homeopathic Treatment of Liver Disease
Homeopathy is a medical therapy that will avoid some of the side-effects and adverse reactions of conventional medical treatment. Homeopathy is the second most popular medical therapy in the world, and the most popular holistic system of medicine. Homeopathy is based on remedies made from a variety of different substances, all of which are known to cause symptoms of illness if taken in their normal form. However, homeopathy has discovered that substances that cause symptoms of illness can also cure those same symptoms of illness.

This is the principle of “Like cures Like” on which all homeopathy is based.

The task of the homeopath is to find a remedy whose symptom picture matches the symptoms of a person’s illness. These remedy symptom pictures have been developed over the last 220 years.

The selection of a homeopathic remedy is based on the individual’s symptoms of illness, not on any broad conventionally-defined illness. It is important to stress this. Homeopathy does not treat illness or diseases. Instead it treats an individual who has been diagnosed with a particular illness or disease. The distinction is important, and if you wish to read more about this, click on the chapter “Illness Diagnosis”.

As far as Liver disease is concerned, homeopathy has highlighted a number of remedies that have been found to be useful in its treatment. The Hpathy website has outlined some simple remedy pictures for a number of these remedies that are known to have a powerful healing affect on the liver. All the remedies mentioned are safe, and any remedy that matches the patient’s symptoms will be effective. These simple remedy pictures give some indication of the types of symptoms they will treat.

Bryonia
When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chamomilla has this symptom, but the Chamomilla patient gets hot and sweats, while the Bryonia patient is apt to be chilly, though he appears hot. There is a bitter in the mouth and the stools are hard and dry, or , if loose, papescent and profuse and associated with a colic. Berberis has stitching pains from the liver to the umbilicus. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.

Mercurius
This remedy has much sensitiveness and dull pain in the region of the liver; the patient cannot lie on the right side. The liver is enlarged. The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced. The stools are either clay-colored from absence of bile, or yellowish-green bilious stools passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish white coated tongue which takes the imprint of the teeth and there is a foetid breath, loss of appetite and depression of spirits. Leptandra has aching and soreness in the region of the liver and is especially indicated in the lazy livers of city men; but is distinguished from Mercurius in the stools, which are pitchlike and black, accompanied with no tenesmus, but rather a griping and the pains of Leptandra are dull, aching and burning in the posterior part of the liver. The character of the diarrhea will also distinguish Mercurius from Magnesia muriatica, which is useful in the enlarged livers of puny and rachitic children. Mercurius is the remedy for jaundice arising from abuse of quinine when fever is present. It is a splendid remedy for “torpid liver.” It suits well simple jaundice in children. Cowperthwaite believes that, as a rule, Mercurius dulcis 2X is the most effective preparation of mercury in catarrhal jaundice.

Podophyllum
The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called “vegetable mercury.” There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.

Chelidonium
The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia. Taken altogether, Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher’s great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.

Digitalis
When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.

Myrica cerifera
Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offen

Nux vomica
In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present. Jaundice induced by anger also calls for Nux, also jaundice from abuse of quinine, in the former cases reminding of Chamomilla , which is an excellent remedy for biliousness of nervous, irritable women. In the enlarged liver of drunkards, Sulphur, Lachesis, Fluoric acid, Arsenic and Ammonium muriaticum must also be borne in mind, together with Nux. Juglans cinerea causes a jaundice like Nux vomica, with stitching pains about the liver and under the right scapula, bilious stools and occipital headache. Nux must be compared with China, Pulsatilla in liver affections from over-eating. Iris seems to have a solvent action upon the bile, it is especially useful in torpid liver and when gastric disorders result from perversion of hepatic and intestinal functions. Jaundice and constipation. Aloes has biliousness from torpor of the portal system, distension of the liver, bitter taste and jaundice.

Lycopodium
Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity. There are no real icteric symptoms, but there is a peculiar sallow complexion. Natrum sulphuricum is useful when the patient has a bad, slimy taste in the mouth and “thinks he is bilious.” There is apt to be weight and aching in the liver; he can lie on that side, but on turning to the left side the liver seems to pull and draw. Natrum sulphuricum is the greatest Schuessler specific for liver affections, and clinically it has often worked well. Dr. Alfred Pope claims that Lycopodium is more useful than any other remedy in old hepatic congestions. Pain in back and right side from congestion will often yield to the remedy.

Carduus marianus
This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of “liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy. Biliousness following la grippe has been cured with Carduus. Hydrastis has a bitter taste and chronic torpor of the bowels, lack of appetite, coated tongue and yellow urine. Carduus resembles Aloes. Hale says that it stands between Aloes and Hamamelis in its action on the veins. It has been used in gall stone colic successfully in the tincture, and it deserves a trial before resorting to opiates.

Dr. Venkata Seshaiah.

All about fats

What are fats?

Fats are called a range of different terms:

Oils – any fat that exists in liquid form at room temperature. Oils are also any substances that do not mix with water and have a greasy feel.

Animal fats – butter, lard, cream, fat in (and on) meats.

Vegetable fats – olive oil, peanut oil, flax seed oil, corn oil, for instance.

Fats or fatty acids – this refers to all types of fat. However, fats are commonly referred to as those that are solid at room temperature.

Lipids – all types of fats, regardless of whether they are liquid or solid.

Lipids are an important part of the diet of all humans and many types of animals. Fat is stored in the body for many reasons.

Types

There are several different types of fats and we’ll take a look at these below:

Saturated fats (Too much and long time Usage is not good)

Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and are sometimes called solid fat. They are totally saturated, meaning that each molecule of fat is covered in hydrogen atoms. Saturated fats increase health risks if a person consumes too much over a long period of time.
A large intake of saturated fats may eventually raise cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Where is saturated fat found?

Saturated fats can be found in meat, including bacon.
The highest levels of saturated fats can be found in meat (mammals), meat products, the skin of poultry, dairy products, many processed foods, such as cakes, biscuits, pastries, and chips, as well as coconut oil, palm oil, and cocoa butter.
A healthy diet includes less than 10 percent of its calories from saturated fats. That said, researchTrusted Source shows it is never recommended to replace saturated fat intake with refined carbohydrates or sugar, as this worsens health.
Examples of healthy replacement foods would be nuts, seeds, avocado, beans, and vegetables.

Unsaturated fats(Good fats)

Unsaturated fats, which include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, are liquid at room temperature. They are mostly derived from plant oils and are classed as “good” fats:

Monounsaturated fats (Good for body)

Monounsaturated fat molecules are not saturated with hydrogen atoms – each fat molecule has only the space for one hydrogen atom.
Monounsaturated fats may lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein – bad) cholesterol, and keep HDL (high-density lipoprotein – good) cholesterol at higher levels. But, unless saturated fat intake is reduced, cholesterol levels may remain unchanged.
Many health professionals, however, say that these fats might still reduce a person’s risk of developing heart disease. For instance, the Mediterranean diet, a well-researched and chronic disease-risk lowering diet, is full of monounsaturated fats.
Where are monounsaturated fats found?

Monunsaturated fats are found in olives and olive oil.
Olives, olive oil, nuts, peanut butter, and avocados.

Polyunsaturated fats (Good for Body)

In polyunsaturated fats, there are a number of spaces around each polyunsaturated fat molecule – they are not saturated with hydrogen atoms.
Nutritionists say that polyunsaturated fats are good for our health, especially those from fish, known as omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels and possibly inflammation. Healthcare professionals say omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may also help reduce the symptoms experienced by people who suffer from arthritis, joint problems in general, and some skin diseases.
The other type of polyunsaturated fats are omega-6 fatty acids. These are mostly found in vegetable oils and processed foods. An excessive intake of omega-6’s, which is common in the standard American diet, may lead to increased inflammation.
Where are polyunsaturated fats found?

Polyunsaturated fats are found in oily fish including sardines, pictured here.
Oily fish (sardines, mackerel, trout, salmon, and herring), safflower, grapeseed, safflower, soybean, and sunflower oil. Nuts, seeds, and pastured eggs can also contain omega-3 fatty acids.

Trans fats (Very harmful )

Trans fats are synthetically made, they do not naturally occur. Trans fats are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. They are also known as partially hydrogenated oils.
Trans fats are not essential for human life and they most certainly do not promote good health. Consuming trans fats increases LDL cholesterol level and lowers levels of HDL cholesterol; this, in turn, raises the risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke about 3 times higher than other fats.
In fact, the Harvard School of Public Health estimates that trans fat intake is associated with 50,000 fatal heart attacks each year. They are also associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Experts say that trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils are worse for your health than naturally occurring oils.
Trans fats have become popular because food companies find them easy to use and cheap to produce. They also last a long time and can give food a nice taste. As trans fats can be used many times in commercial fryers, they are commonly used in fast food outlets and restaurants.

Keep away from packaged foods.

Dr. Venkata Seshaiah

Homeopathic Treatment for Jaundice in newborn infants. Jaundice is not uncommon in newborns and is caused by an accumulation of bilirubin, a substance excreted by the liver. It is normal for newborns to be slightly yellow, but excessive levels of bilirubin can cause medical alarm.  If your baby is sleepy, lacks interest in nursing, or is dehydrated, see your practitioner.   Care and Treatment Prevention Babies who experience a difficult birth are at higher risk for jaundice, and in these cases, the homeopathic remedy, Arnica montana is the first choice for both baby and mom.  Since Arnica speeds up recovery for bruises and swelling caused by trauma, it is also a terrific preventive for jaundice.                 Parents can also take other measures to minimize or avoid jaundice in their babies. If levels are slightly elevated, babies usually do not require any treatment. Your pediatrician may suggest an increase in the frequency of breastfeeding, which will aid in eliminating the bilirubin.   Conventional Treatment  Light therapy (also referred to as bili lights, or phototherapy) helps break down bilirubin in baby’s skin. Phototherapy has been traditionally done in the hospital over the course of one to two days, where the baby is placed naked under lights specifically designed to counteract bilirubin. The treatment, however, can also be done at home using a fiber-optic blanket or band that wraps around the baby. The latter takes longer than the conventional hospital treatment and is more commonly recommended for babies with less severe cases of jaundice. Adverse effects of phototherapy include burns (similar to sunburn), skin rash, loose stools, temperature problems, damage to the retina if the eyes are not properly protected, and dehydration.   Home Treatment Check your baby for any changes in coloring. It is best to observe in natural daylight.  Gently press your finger on the tip of your baby’s nose or her forehead.  If the skin looks pale when pressing, there is no jaundice (this can be done on babies of all skin colors), while a yellow hue indicates jaundice. If this is the case, don’t panic! Call your doctor to discuss a course of action to take, if any. Frequent nursing is helpful in flushing out the bilirubin. For slightly levels, increasing your breastfeeding can often be effective in eliminating bilirubin. Sunbathe your baby.  If slightly yellow during their first week, so as a precaution, I let them “bask” in the natural daylight.  If the weather is cloudy or cold, a blue incandescent light or “grow light” may be used. 1.Place baby in diaper only on a blanket next to a closed window in direct light. 2.“Sunbathe” for approximately fifteen minutes, three times a day. 3.Avoid allowing baby to become chilled (through exposure to drafts), overheated, or sunburned. 4.Cover baby’s eyes.   Homeopathic Remedies Aconitum napellus (Aconite) is used for jaundice that appears acutely and suddenly.  It is also useful in soothing fright, either a mother’s or a baby’s.   Arnica montana (Arnica) is indicated for jaundice that is caused from a difficult or traumatic birth.  If a baby is bruised or swollen, use this remedy as a preventive.   Chelidonium maius (Chelidonium) is a prominent liver and jaundice remedy recommended for babies who are tired with sluggish bowels.   Lycopodium clavatum (Lycopodium) babies are irritable and constipated. The belly rumbles