13 WAYS TO FIGHT DEPRESSION

  • ACCEPT: We need to accept the situation first to come out of depression. We are depressed when condition is not favorable to us and feel helpless. Once we gain strength to accept the situation we would not feel the burden of being helpless. Hence we can think logically to come out of depression and would not waste our precious life sitting depressed.
  • EXERCISE: Regular exercise and routine would release the physical tension. Exercise also decreases the levels of stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline) which would help your mood to stay good and would not trigger anxiety and depression.
  • ADEQUATE SLEEP: Adequate amount of sleep would help keeping stress hormone levels on lower side and would help feel body; less tensed.
  • SPEAK UP: Sharing our pain is most important as it makes us feel light. Staying reserved is not a good option. We should reach to someone who can help us- friends, family, counsellor. Whenever we have thoughts which start to overpower our sane mind; we should talk to someone.
  • DISTRACT: Distraction of mind is important as it would help us get over depression. We should go out, travel, listen to music, watch something, talk to someone, join any work, help someone needy, read books etc which would help.
  • REGULAR MEALS: Regular healthy meals would help us stay healthy. We should eat regular meals, we should never skip meals. We should eat chocolates, and should not do binge eating.
  • MEDITATION/ YOGA: Meditation/ yoga would relax our body both physically and mentally. So we should start doing it on regular basis.
  • DON’T STAY ALONE: we should not stay alone especially during the phase of depression. Staying alone would make the situation much worse. We should try to be with our family and friends. Share your feelings with someone, it would help.
  • COUNSELING: we should never hesitate to go to a counsellor. There is no harm in taking counseling as it would just help you express yourself.
  • KNOW TRIGGERS: we should try to know the triggers that change our mood and make us feel depressed. We should try to avoid them and seek help when exposed to them as soon as possible. 
  • APPRECIATE YOURSELF: Appreciating yourself is very important. Doing this would help you feel positive and confident. Love yourself.
  • SELF HELP BOOK: Reading self help books, motivational books can help us feel positive and would inspire us to be happy.
  • HOMEOPATHY: From homeopathic point of view one must try homeopathy along with other measures as there are many wonderful medicines which when prescribed correctly can work like miracle. Medicines are given on the basis of personality and symptoms of the patient. For example-

    Pulsatilla is a medicine which is given to a person who   

    is weepy all the time, loves consolation, changeable

    moods especially during menses etc. On the other

    hand Natrum mur is given to a reserved person who

    would not share his feelings, would stay alone, would

    not weep especially in front of people, don’t like

    consolation etc.

Other medicines for depression which have tendency for suicide are Aurum met, Nux vomica, Lycopodium, Alumina etc.

Medicines with fears include Hyoscyamus, Rhus tox, bryonia, aconite, lachesis, belledona, stamonium etc.

Thus by thorough case taking we can judge and select the best suitable medicine for the patient and help him fight his depression.

    

    

TIPS TO HAVE HAPPY MONSOON

  • Use boiled water as in monsoon season there are chances of spread of infection by water and contaminated water can cause diseases like typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, viral hepatitis etc. Hence by drinking boiled water we can decrease the chances of spread of water born disease.
  • Prevent vector born diseases (dengue, chikungunya, malaria) by stopping the mosquito breeding. Prevent mosquito breeding by detection & elimination of mosquito breeding sources.
  • Use mosquito repellent creams, liquids, coils, mats, wear full sleeve shirts and full pants, use bed nets for sleeping infants and young children during day time to prevent mosquito bite.
  • Eat home cooked food and fresh fruits. Eat fruits soon after cutting them, don’t keep them for long. Consume fresh food and fruits.
  • Maintain proper hygiene like daily baths and regular washing of the feet and keeping them dry can prevent skin problems during monsoon.

CHOOSE HOMEOPATHY FOR YOUR CHILD

Being safe and gentle homeopathy is considered best for treatment of a child. Whether it is colic, teething troubles, behavioral disturbances, hyperactive disorder, recurrent cold/ cough, fever, worms, diarrhoea/vomiting, failure to thrive, recurrent tonsillitis, adenoids, autism etc.

  • Homeopathic medicines are apt for your child as the pills are sweet in taste and child takes the medicine with pleasure. The medicines does not cause any nausea or vomiting as they are not bitter in taste and saves the child from weeping, crying and discomfort. Every child is afraid of injections and since homeopathic medicines can be administered orally even in comatose child also; giving trouble neither to the parents nor to the child.
  • Homeopathic medicines boost immunity of the child and help the child to build immunity so that the child doesn’t fall sick often which allows the child to develop nicely in every sphere.
  • Homeopathy follows the constitutional approach and there are thousands of medicines for diseases of children and no antibiotics or heavy medication is given to the child.
  • Children have high susceptibility and sensitivity thus show quicker response to homeopathic medicines thus healing them more quickly and effectively.
  • Homeopathic medicines are safe and gentle on the child and doesn’t have any side-effect on the child’s immunity, digestion or activeness; leaving them playful and lively.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE HOMEOPATHY FOR RENAL STONES

  • AVOID SURGERY: Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treatment of renal stones. They help to flush the stone out of the urinary tract and help the patient to fight with the pain during the process. Thus with homeopathy patient can avoid being operated for removal of stones which is otherwise also not good for people with tendency for recurrent stones.
  • AVOID RECURRENCE: Homeopathy can also help the patient to get rid of the tendency to have stones again and again. Thus the patient can be helped from pain and trauma to the urinary tract again and again. Medicine Calcarea renalis is very helpful to remove the tendency for recurrent renal stones.
  • GET RID OF ASSOCIATIVE SYMPTOMS: The associated symptoms of renal stones like pain, recurrent UTI, trauma to the urinary tract are very debilitating to the patient. Thus with the medicines the patient can lead a near normal life with the stone till it is flushed out of the system.
  • KEEP YOUR URINARY TRACT HEALTHY: Homeopathic medicines would help and keep the urinary tract healthy as stone causes trauma to the tract while passing through it and also expose the tract to infection which can cause frequent urination and burning urination also. Thus medicines would help in treating them also.
  • SIMPLE MEDICINES: Simple constitutional medicine is given to the patient depending on the symptoms of the patient. Thus no complicated treatment for stones is given with simple medicines which help treat the stones.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE HOMEOPATHY FOR PCOS

PCOS is amongst the most common endocrine disorder encountered in 26% of reproductive age female population.

Clinical Features-

# Menstrual disorder- amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhea, prolonged erratic menstrual bleeding.

# Hirsutism

# Acne

# Anovulatory infertility

HOMEOPATHY AND PCOS

Homeopathy is very effective in treatment of PCOS as it helps in getting regular ovulatory menstrual cycles without any hormone being given.

It helps to get rid of facial hair and treats infertility as well.

  • NO HORMONES: Homeopathic medicines are prepared from various sources like plants, animals, minerals, energy source and there is no place for hormones. Oral contraceptive pills contain hormones which are given to regularize the cycles which although regularize the menses till the time you take them and artificial hormones have side-effects also. So homeopathy is a natural way to heal PCOD.
  • NO GLYCOMET: Glycomet is given in cases where there is insulin resistance along with PCOD. Although in homeopathy single best similar medicine is chosen which would cure the patient completely and permanently.
  • PERMANENT CURE: Homeopathic medicines always give permanent treatment to the patient. Once the treatment is complete the disease doesn’t recur and the menses get regular and all other symptoms of PCOD also disappear.
  • NO SIDE-EFFECTS: Homeopathic medicines are natural and don’t have side-effects. Since the dose is minimum and single medicine is given it sensitize the body just enough to cure the disease and leave no side-effect.
  • NATURAL REGULARIZATION OF CYCLES: Homeopathic medicines help the body to act over the disease. It is the body which take the charge after administration of the homeopathic medicine and heal itself. Thus the cycles become regular permanently in a natural way.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE HOMEOPATHY FOR PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by red, itchy and scaly skin patches.

There are main five types of psoriasis:

# PLAQUE PSORIASIS- also known as psoriasis vulgaris (90% cases) typically presents with red patches with white scales on top. Areas affected- back of forearms, shins, around the navel and the scalp.

# GUTTATE PSORIASIS- has drop shaped lesions.

# PUSTULAR PSORIASIS- presents with small non-infectious pus filled blister.

# INVERSE PSORIASIS- forms red patches in skin folds.

# ERYTHRODERMIC PSORIASIS- occurs when the rash becomes very widespread and can develop from any of the other type.

FINGERNAILS & TOENAILS are affected in most people at some point of time.

PSORIASIS IS CHARACTERIZED BY AN ABNORMALLY EXCESSIVE AND RAPID GROWTH OF THE EPIDERMAL LAYER OF THE SKIN.

  • NO STEROID: Homeopathic medicines are made of various natural sources and don’t contain steroids. Steroids are not good for health and have side-effects so should not be taken. Steroids suppress the rashes rather then treating them thats the cause why psoriasis recur. Thus homeopathic medicines are simple and natural.
  • NO RECURRENCE: Homeopathic medicines if given correctly help in cure of the disease and there is no recurrence of the rashes.
  • PERMANENT TREATMENT: Homeopathic medicines boost the immunity of the body so that body can take the charge to heal itself. Thus there is permanent cure of psoriasis with homeopathic medicines and psoriasis is then gone once and for all.
  • NO SUPPRESSION: Homeopathic medicines don’t suppress the disease; rather they heal the disease from within (from the root of the disease). Suppression has never been a treatment by any chance as this is not cure but push the disease much deeper into the individual which make the disease much difficult to cure. So homeopathy heals the disease permanently as the disease is not suppressed but cleaned from the constitution of the individual.
  • NATURAL TREATMENT WITH NO EFFECTS: Homeopathy is natural way to health and has no side-effects. Thus it help the patient to get rid of psoriasis without welcoming any new illness in turn of treating the old one.

10 REASONS TO CHOOSE HOMOEOPATHY OVER ANY OTHER SYSTEM OF MEDICINE

  • SAFE & GENTLE: Homoeopathy is an ancient system in which medicine is chosen depending on the constitution of the individual. Homeopathic medicines are given in minimum possible dose which is just enough to sensitize the body to be safe & gentle. The medicine just give minimum impact on the vitality of the body so that there is cure of the disease without any side-effects. Thus homoeopathy is safe & gentle.
  • NO SIDE-EFFECTS: Homeopathic medicines are prepared from various sources by certain standardized method of potentisation. The dose and selection of medicine is also done very carefully thus leaving no chance of any side-effect. Thus homeopathic medicines have no side-effects.
  • NO SUPPRESSION: Homoeopathic medicines treat the disease from roots and throw it out of the body so that the disease leaves the body once and for all. Suppression as is done in other systems of medicine just push the disease much deeper into the body though making it fine form outside leave the organism still ill from inside. Thus homoeopathy don’t suppress the disease but cure it.
  • PERMANENT CURE: Homeopathic medicines reach till the main cause of the disease and throw the disease out of the individual forever. Every individual is treated as a new case though presenting with same complaint. Thus individualistic way of treatment helps in permanent cure.
  • NATURAL: Homoeopathy is a natural way to health healing the disease using medicines prepared from various sources by specific method of preparation. Homoeopathy acts by triggering the vitality of the body so that body can fight with the disease on its own in a natural way.
  • HOMOEOPATHY IS FOR EVERYONE: Homoeopathy is for everyone, every age group & gender. Homoeopathy can treat every case, every individual and is effective in treatment of every age group.
  • NON-ADDICTIVE: Homoeopathic medicines are non-addictive, they act on the body with the minimum required dose leaving no chance of addiction. The medicines bring body back in the rhythm so that it can heal itself and the disease is cured permanently. Thus no one can get addicted to the medicines.
  • HOLISTIC TREATMENT: Homoeopathy believes in treating the individual from every aspect giving holistic health. Homoeopathy treats individual from physical, mental and spiritual aspects thus helping individual attain complete health.
  • NO STEROIDS OR HORMONES OR TOPICAL APPLICATIONS OR ANTIBIOTICS: Homoeopathy contains simple medicines prepared by method of potentiation from various sources and doesn’t contain any steroid/hormone/topical application/antibioics. We use simple similar medicine to treat the individual.
  • BOOSTS IMMUNITY: Homoeopathy boosts the vitality of the individual so that the body can become strong enough to fight with the disease itself, thus causing permanent cure and leaving body with more strength and immunity.

14 myths about homeopathy which you should know!

  • HOMOEOPATHY IS BASED ON PLACEBO EFFECT

FACT: Homoeopathy is an ancient system of medicine    and is the second most prevalent system all around the world. The system is based on certain laws supported by logic and experimental data. Medicines are prepared by certain method so that harmful crude substances with medicinal value can be used and therapeutic value can be increased. For preparing a medicine a small unit of crude drug is mixed in a certain way (potentisation)with vehicle substance (powder or alcohol) to prepare a potency (power) and to make subsequent potency one part of previous potency is mixed with vehicle thus the medicine decreases in quantity but increases quality wise. Hence as the potency increases the medicinal content reaches to infinity level, there is ultra dilution beyond Avogadro number and can’t be extracted in a lab. It’s  effect can be seen during human trials.

Scientific double blind trials are conducted to assess the therapeutic value of the drug and there are millions of observations and healing proofs which justify that homoeopathy is much beyond placebo effect.

  • YOU CAN’T TAKE RAW GARLIC, ONION WITH HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES

FACT: There are medicines prepared from onion, garlic and these medicines antidote the effect of certain medicines. But this doesn’t mean that you need to avoid them with every medicine. You can take them with homeopathic medicines by keeping a gap of half and hour or so.

  • YOU CAN’T TAKE COFFEE WITH HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES

FACT: Coffee has side effects on its own and always alter digestion. A medicine is also prepared from coffee. But it is advisable to avoid it though once a day is fine if it can’t be avoided.

  • HOMOEOPATHY WORKS SLOWLY

FACT: time taken by a homeopathic medicine to act and heal depends on the disease to be treated as in case of chronic diseases it takes time to show effects and heal as a disease which is 10-15 years old should not be expected to get cured in 5-10 days. Although in acute cases homeopathic medicines act very fast and show instant effect as in cases like eczema, allergies, migraine etc.

  • HOMOEOPATHY CAN TREAT CHRONIC ILLNESSES

FACT: Homoeopathy is a good alternative method for treatment of cold, cough, otitis, pain, headache etc. homoeopathy can treat every sort of illness and not only chronic ones.

  • HOMOEOPATHY CAN’T REPLACE ANTIBIOTICS

FACTS: Homoeopathy can treat every sort of infection unless the infection is severe enough to degrade the vitality of the being where we opt for antibiotics along with homeopathic medicines. But soon homoeopathy would be the latest generation of antibiotic measure.

  • HOMOEOPATHY MAKES THE SYMPTOMS WORSE INITIALLY AND THEN CURE

FACT: Medicines are always selected on the basis of the symptoms, susceptibility of the patient and the condition (stage) of the disease so that unwanted aggravation can be avoided. But is some cases where the patient approaches us after long suppression of symptoms, aggravation may be seen after administration of the medicine which is nothing but a part of cure where the disease is brought to the surface before cure. This aggravation would disappear in due course of treatment.

  • HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES CONTAIN STEROIDS

FACTS: Homeopathic medicines are prepared from various sources like plants, animal source, mineral source etc and medicines are prepared by specific methods only. There are specific standards of preparation of medicines.

HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES HAVE NO PLACE FOR STEROIDS.

  • HOMOEOPATHY CAN CURE EVERY DISEASE

FACTS: Like every other system homoeopathy also has certain limitations and diseases which are advanced enough that there is no chance of reversal of the vitality; homoeopathy can give palliative treatment.

  • HOMOEOPATHS DON’T BELIEVE IN SURGERY

FACTS: homoeopathy can never replace surgical intervention where it is a necessity. Homoeopathy can always give additional help in such cases but can’t treat the case with medicines alone. For example- in case of fractures mechanical aid is necessary as alignment of bone is required for reunion of bone.

  • YOU CAN’T TAKE OTHER CONVENTIONAL MEDICINES WITH HOMOEOPATHY

FACTS: There is no harm in taking other medicines with homoeopathic medicines.

  • HOMOEOPATHY DOESN’T REQUIRE DIAGNOSIS AND INVESTIGATIONS

FACTS: Diagnosis and investigations are always important even in homoeopathy as we need to know the prognosis of the case and to know the exact state of the case so that required interventions can be made, the patient could be advised properly on do’s and don’ts. Proper counseling can be given on the basis of diagnosis only.

  • HOMOEOPATHIC DOCTORS ARE QUACKS AND DON’T HAVE FORMAL TRAINING IN THE FEILD OF MEDICINE

FACTS: Proper qualification and training is required and degree is given to the students after rigorous training only once they fulfill the standards. Only a degree holding doctor can practice homoeopathy.

  • HOMOEOPATH GIVES THE SAME ROUND PILLS TO EVERYONE

FACTS: Round pills are just the vehicle and not the medicine. Medicine is the liquid and all the medicines can be dispensed in the vehicle. So its a myth that same medicine is given to everyone.

GET RID OF WARTS FOREVER WITH HOMEOPATHY

Warts are small, rough, hard, non cancerous skin growth, usually having color similar to the color of rest of the skin and is caused when a type of Human Papilloma Virus infects the top layer of the skin through damaged skin.

Warts are contagious and can spread through direct contact.

TYPES OF WARTS

  • COMMON WARTS: also known as verruca vulgaris grow most often on the fingers, around the nails and on the back of hands (especially where skin breaks are common) and are rough.
  • FOOT/ PLANTAR WARTS: grow most oftenly on the soles of foot, can grow in clusters, are often flat or can grow inwards due to pressure while walking and can hurt also.
  • FLAT WARTS: can occur anywhere, are small and smooth, can grow in large number.
  • FILIFORM WARTS: looks like long threads, often grow on face (around mouth, eyes and nose) and grow quickly.
  • GENITAL WARTS: are sexually transmitted and are found in genital area.
  • PERIUNGUAL WARTS: occur in cluster (cauliflower like growth) around nails.
  • MOSAIC WARTS: tightly clustered, commonly on hands and soles.

RISK FACTORS:

  • Common in teens and children
  • In subjects with weak immune system
  • In people who have habit of nail biting.
  • Diabetes

PREVENT THE WART FROM SPREADING:

  • Don’t pick or scratch the warts.
  • Don’t touch someone’s warts.
  • Keep the warts dry to prevent spread.
  • Wear flip-flops or pool shoes in public showers and pool areas.

HOMEOPATHY AND WARTS

There are medicines like thuja, silicea, nature mur, graphites, nitric acid etc which can remove the warts completely without recurrence. But medicines always depends on the presentation of the case.

STOP STRAINING TREAT HEMORRHOIDS!!

Hemorrhoids are normal part of the anal canal and have important role for continence of stools unless there is some abnormality associated with them.

Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum which may result from straining while passing stool or during pregnancy also due to increased pressure in these veins.

Hemorrhoids may be located inside the rectum known as internal piles or may develop under the skin around the anus  known as external hemorrhoids. Occasionally a clot may form in the hemorrhoids known as thrombosed piles.

CAUSES

  • Straining while passing stool
  • Sitting for long in toilet
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Low fibre diet
  • Constant heavy weight lifting
  • Family history of hemorrhoids

SYMPTOMS

  • Swelling around anus
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Painless bleeding while passing stool
  • Itching or irritation in anus

Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless with bright red bleeding while passing stool but external hemorrhoids are painful with dark bleeding (not usual)

PREVENTION:

Best prevention is to keep the stool soft which can pass easily through the anal canal which could be done by:

  • Eat high fibre foods: add fruits, vegetables and whole grain to the diet. This will help the stool in being bulky and soft and avoid straining. Approximately 30-40 grams of fibre should be taken everyday.

    

    Foods in high dietary fibers are: whole wheat, brown

    rice, oat meals, pears, carrots, bran.

  • Plenty of fluids: ample amount of liquid would keep the stool soft.
  • No straining: straining to pass stool would cause great pressure in the veins and would cause hemorrhoids.
  • Avoid sitting for long: sitting for long also increase pressure in veins.
  • Exercise: being active would help avoiding constipation and pressure in the veins. Weight would also be normal on being active thus preventing increase of pressure in the veins.
  • Use toilet as soon as urge is felt: this would help preventing stool becoming hard and dry thus preventing hemorrhoids and straining required to pass stool.

MANAGEMENT OF HEMORRHOIDS:

  • Advice on taking high fibre diet.
  • To relieve pain advice on hot fomentation is given.
  • Advice on plenty of liquid.
  • Patient is advised to avoid straining.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR HEMORRHOIDS:

  • Aesculus hippocastanum
  • Aloes
  • Sulphur
  • Phosphorus
  • Sulphur
  • Muriatic acid
  • Nitric acid
  • Collinsonia
  • Thuja
  • Ignatia
  • Sanicula
  • Ratanhia

There are many homeopathic medicines which can help not only in relieving pain but also in decreasing the swelling of the veins but should always be taken after consulting a homoeopath based on the symptomatic presentation.