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Diabetes & Homoeopathy.
How homeopathy can contribute to the management of this condition, improving quality of life and helping to control complications?

Diabetes mellitus* is a condition in which the normal mechanism of the body for controlling the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream has gone awry. A hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is responsible for controlling the movement of sugar, in the form of glucose, across from the blood stream into the individual cells of the body. Intracellular glucose is the “fuel” of the cells, without which they cannot work. In diabetes, either the pancreatic beta cells fail, and thus insulin is not produced; or the body become insensitive to the action of insulin with the same end result. So diabetes is really a condition of “starvation in the midst of plenty” where the glucose piles up in the blood stream and spills over into the urine, but the individual cells are starved of glucose.

In the case of pancreatic beta cell failure, insulin is the only possible treatment, and must be given regularly by injection. This type of diabetes is known as type 1 diabetes or formerly “insulin­-dependent diabetes mellitus”. Let me say at this point that there is no homeopathic alternative to insulin, although some remedies may help to reduce the insulin requirements. People with type 1 diabetes are often quite young at the time of diagnosis, and will often have lost a lot of weight before diagnosis is made.

In the case of the cells being resistant to insulin, management can often be achieved by a healthy diet, regular physical activity, drugs and sometimes insulin – this is type 2 diabetes and used to be known as “non-­insulin dependent diabetes mellitus”. These people are often in their middle years at time of diagnosis, and are often overweight, and can thus be helped considerably by dieting and regular physical activity.

Management of diabetes
So where can homeopathy contribute to the management of diabetes? First of all, homeopathic treatment can help improve the general health of a person with diabetes. If a person with diabetes is in good health, his or her insulin requirements will be steady and the blood glucose well controlled. If the general health is poor, it can be very difficult to achieve good control.

This can be helped by administering a “constitutional” remedy, based on the totality of the patient’s symptoms and characteristics. The effect will be to improve the general sense of well-being, to improve diabetes control, and maybe to lower the insulin or drug requirements.

The remedy Syzygium (Jambol seeds) has a reputation for a specific effect on diabetes, and can be given in mother tincture, three drops daily in water. I cannot claim much success with this, but a veterinary colleague has reported excellent results in dogs.

Boericke’s Materia Medica mentions several other remedies, which cause diabetic symptoms, such as an increased urinary output and the presence of sugar in the urine (glycosuria), in their provings. Uranium nitricum is one of these, and it is associated with great emaciation and fluid retention, thirst, nausea and vomiting. It can be tried in low potency, twice daily.

Phloridzin (obtained from the root of the apple and other fruit trees) is another remedy indicated.

Specific complications
Unfortunately, if the blood glucose level is not well controlled in diabetes, several serious complications can arise. It is important that people with diabetes have regular checks to detect any complications early. However, homeopathy can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of these complications.

Neuropathy
The peripheral nerves can be damaged giving rise to blunting of sensation in the feet and hands. This can be dangerous because minor injuries, such as blisters, will not be felt and will thus be ignored. They can then progress to seriously infected ulcers which will take a long time to heal. I must stress that although homeopathic remedies can help here, they must be used in a complementary and not alternative way, because conventional medicines such as antibiotics may be vital to prevent gangrene from occurring.

The numbness may be helped by Conium (hemlock) especially if this is accompanied by weakness of body and mind, difficulty walking because of trembling and weakness, and dizziness.

Plumbum (lead) may be useful if the numbness is accompanied by hypersensitivity with neuralgic pains. These pains are better for hard pressure and rubbing, and worse at night.

The infected ulcers can be helped to heal by using Calendula (marigold) both externally as a lotion, and also internally, using a 6c potency twice daily.

Nephropathy
The urine must be regularly checked for the presence of protein which would indicate that the kidneys have become affected. Good diabetes control will minimise the risk of kidney damage.

Unless severe damage has occurred, homeopathic remedies can help renal function.

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SOME HOME REMEDIES for ALLERGIC/ASHMATIC/EOSINOPHILIC BRONCHITIS:
A few garlic cloves should be taken daily in the morning or syrup is made by cutting up the garlic and covering it with honey and taking it in teaspoonful doses every hour.
Make a mixture of two teaspoonfuls of ginger juice, one tablespoonful of limejuice and three tablespoonfuls of honey. Take this freshly prepared thrice daily.
Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of milk and have it daily on an empty stomach.
A mixture of one teaspoon of raw onion juice and one teaspoon of honey makes an excellent cough syrup.
One of the most common household remedies for this condition is the powder of shunthi (dried ginger), pippali (long pepper) and maricha (black pepper) – all three mixed in equal quantity and the mixture is given in half teaspoonful doses, three to four times daily.
Taking a teaspoonful of white radish juice with two teaspoonfuls of honey relieves spasmodic coughing and also prevents colds when taken on a regular basis. Also a glass of fresh juice squeezed from fresh white radish is heated together with about ten grams of rock salt and is used for gargling, especially in cases where patient complains of burning in the throat.
Almonds, soaked overnight and then peeled and eaten the first thing in the morning are useful for dry cough. Also an emulsion of almonds is prepared by making a powder of seven kernels of almonds and mixing them in a cup of orange or lemon juice and taken once daily at night with beneficial results.
A mixture of beetroot and carrot juice is very useful in acute bronchitis.
A mixture of equal parts of powdered long pepper (pipli), ginger, black pepper, cinnamon (tuj) and caraway seeds is used.
Lady’s fingers are highly valuable in treating the irritation of the throat and a persistent dry cough. About hundred grams of lady’s fingers should be cut into small pieces and boiled in half a litre of water to make a decoction. The steam issuing from this decoction should be inhaled once or twice a day to relieve the throat irritation and a dry cough.
Keep red cardamom (elaichi) seeds in the mouth, chewing slowly and allowing the juice to slide down the throat. This is especially useful when there is irritation in the throat along with the cough.
Green tea leaves, mint leaves, jaggery and holy basil (tulsi) leaves are boiled in some water and taken thrice daily.
Powdered black pepper in small doses mixed with some ghee, honey and sugar is efficacious.
Make tea using liquorice (mulethi) roots. Chewing and sucking on liquorice root also helps.
Keep a piece of black salt in the mouth, letting it dissolve slowly, swallowing the juice.
Finely powdered coriander seeds (dhania) in small amounts with sugar and rice water helps when taken daily.
Juice of holy basil (tulsi) leaves with honey is given.
Betel leaves chewed or taken in the juice form aids expectoration.
The juice of leaves of sunflower is given with a little fried asafoetida (hing).
Frequent inhaling of the oil of Eucalyptus helps soothe the respiratory passages and free them from any obstruction. Adding a drop of this oil on a tablespoon of brown sugar or honey and taken thrice daily also helps to speed up recovery.

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Understanding and caring for dengue fever in kids!
Dengue fever, one of the most common diseases in India, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.
Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the genus Aedes, principally A aegypti. The disease is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus.
The virus can result in fever, headaches, rashes and pain throughout the body.
Symptoms:
Common symptoms include high fever, runny nose, a mild skin rash, cough, pain behind the eyes and in the joints. Some kids may develop a red and white patchy skin rash followed by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, etc.
While some children do not show symptoms, they generally last for two to seven days.
Treatment:
Sometimes, dengue fever can lead to a serious form of the illness called dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), which is life threatening and can even cause death.
So, if your child develops the above symptoms, seek medical help immediately to lessen the risk. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor will examine your child, including a blood test for the disease.
While there is treatment for the symptoms, specific cure for dengue fever is still not available.
Homoeopathic medicines helps your child increasing immunity and also gives symptomatic relief.
To help your child recover faster, you can give him/her light nourishing food. Make sure that the child gets proper rest. It takes about 10 days to recover, but weakness and tiredness may last for up to a month.
Prevention:
Since there is no vaccine against dengue, the best way to protect your child from the disease is to avoid the mosquitoes that spread the virus.
-Keep your house and your surroundings clean to avoid breeding of mosquitoes.
-Use mosquito nets while sleeping.
-Make sure that your kids wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks.
-Use herbal mosquito repellents on your child.
-Try not to let your kids go outside during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
Home remedies like papaya leaf juice and dragon fruit helps in preventing dropping platelets count.

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