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Common Myths About Homeopathy!

Dr.Anil K. Vangani 88% (14ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Jaipur
Common Myths About Homeopathy!

Homeopathy, being an alternative form of medicine, is often misunderstood when compared to allopathic treatments. In fact, there are many myths and rumours about the working of this field of medicine. This has become a primary reason as to why many people think twice before trying out homeopathy. However, of late, more and more people are breaking the shackles of these myths and rumours and opting for this natural and alternative form of medicine.

Here are certain myths and facts which disclose the truth about them :

  1. It is often said that homeopathy first aggravates the symptoms and then reduces it. Most people shy away from this prospect and decide otherwise. The fact is, sometimes the condition worsens naturally due to the serious stage at which it is in. This is, however, not caused by side effects of taking any homeopathic pills. Thus, this line of treatment does not aggravate the symptoms. This is a myth and should be looked beyond.
  2. A set of people believe that homeopathy, being natural, has the ability to cure any disease whatsoever. But it has to be kept in mind that homeopathy is, after all, a natural science of medicine. Just as allopathic cure sometimes fails to produce the desired results, homeopathy too fails at times in delivering. But this is no reason to not opt for such a treatment. Every field of medicine has its own sets of limitations.
  3. At times, homeopathic doctors are not given the same respect that is given to those who practice allopathic treatment and deal in general medical sciences. Here, it needs to be discussed that homeopathy is an alternate form of medicine, which is practiced by those who have a proper degree in medicine, even in general medicine. In fact, many conventional doctors have thought it beneficial to switch streams of practice and have left allopathy for homeopathic treatments.
  4. Homeopathy is believed to provide relief only from pains, allergies and maybe skin troubles. But it is not so. Recent developments and studies have shown that homeopathy, if administered effectively, can also bring about pathological changes in the individual.
  5. People think that homeopathy takes time to show its results. But this is not true. In fact, at times while treating fever, cold and allergies, it shows rapid results. It is only when the disease is chronic that it takes time to heal.

These are some of the popular myths about homeopathy and it is needed that these myths are busted so that more and more people believe in the power of homeopathy.

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Myths About Homeopathy - Explored!

Homoeocare Clinics 87% (23ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
Myths About Homeopathy - Explored!

Homeopathy is a field of medicine that uses natural resources to make a difference on a long term and sustained basis. It is used by over 200 million people. This medicinal field can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions, including those that have not enjoyed successful, sustained treatment with allopathic methods. It is known not to have any side effects, usually. But this efficient system of treatment has also been under fire due to various myths. Here, we clear the air on three of them!

* Unscientific Medicines: These medicines are usually termed as unscientific by cynics. The truth is that the metals and minerals contained in the medicines are tested and put under trial before they are released for consumption. The values are recorded on Periodic Tables. The substances also include ingredients like plants and snake's venom. Each medicine's symptoms and accidental allergies are recorded and put forth with a perspective on human nature. The books on homeopathy are written and recorded on the basis of the symptoms and allergic reactions. Also, many people believe that the medicines are simply water as they are diluted solutions. These medicines are diluted with a method called Succussion which makes a dose potent with the help of vigorous shaking. While higher potency drugs are given to those suffering from an emotional state of belief regarding an ailment, lower potency medication is prescribed for those suffering from severe cases. 

* Training: It is a major myth that Homeopaths do not really undergo proper medical training. The truth is that all these doctors have to go through a four year long process of training via courses offered at accredited colleges and universities. Further, the course also includes modules on Pathology, Anatomy and other fields like Materia Medica and Homeopathic Philosophy. By the time the training is over, the doctor is like any other doctor in any other field. Further, with constant research and practice, the doctor can become even more of an expert within ten years. 

* No Proof of Efficiency: While it is a well-known fact that homeopathy efficacy cannot be tested by standardised methods, due to the personalisation of the medication for each individual, it is also true that the efficacy has been proven with 180 controlled tests in the past 24 years and 118 random tests in the same time frame.
It is important to know your facts before you decide to go with a certain field of medicine. With homeopathy, there will be a lot of focus on the human mind as well as the ailment for an inside out approach.

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I am diabetic patient now taking allopathy tablets. As below: metformin tab-ip mf-500. Taking 1/2 tab morning and night. 2.voglibose tab ipo 2 mg only one tab in morning. My recent blood sugar is fasting 175 & pp 272. Please advice.

Dr.Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 94% (18776ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
I am diabetic patient now taking allopathy tablets. As below: metformin tab-ip mf-500. Taking 1/2 tab morning and nig...
Mr. lybrate-user, thanks for the query. Looking at your fasting and pp glucose levels, it is clear that diabetes is not at all in control. Ideally in a well controlled diabetes fasting glucose should be < 100 mg & pp 160 to 170 mg and hba1c% < 7, considering your age. It is clear that present medication is not helping, there is a need for upgrading the treatment. Apart from that there is a need to give a closer look at the diet and extent of daily exercise being done. Therefore, you may please contact your local physician or diabetologist and do the needful. Or else if you want online help please comeback with following information: current fasting, pp glucose levels, hba1c%, diet pattern and extent of daily exercise, bp readings and lipid profile as well as serum creatinine and urea. Then I will be able to give specific guidance and even prescribe required medication. Thanks.
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I am a 22 years old female. I have gone through treatment of typhoid by homeopathy even by ayurveda & allopathy so many times at least 6 times in a short span of 2 years. Once again my blood report is positive that means again I am affected through typhoid. What should I do now I am really obsessed because my body temperature can't exceed more than 99 fahrenheit but I feel myself so weak and have abdominal pain once in two days because of liver swelling.

Dr.Ruby Rashmi 91% (572ratings)
General Physician, Bangalore
take a good allopathic treatment...if you become a carrier, which I think you might have, it will be troublesome for you as well as others. when there's infection, please take antibiotics and get rid of it. you can take ayurvedic and other alternative medicines in lifestyle and simple diseases.
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Hi, I am a 23 year old male, I am suffering from hair loss. I think this problem is hereditary. Can you please suggest me a proper treatment I had tried homoeopathy for 3 to 4 months with no result. What area should I focus on homoeopathy allopathy or Ayurveda? Please suggest.

Dr.Sathish Erra 91% (21083ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Hi, I am a 23 year old male, I am suffering from hair loss. I think this problem is hereditary. Can you please sugges...
Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hairline. Ditch hair tools that use high heat. Be wary of chemical processing. Peruse your pantry. Use hair products targeted to restore hair growth. Consider a topical medication. Don't skip the scalp massage. Consider essential oils.
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Heatstroke - How To Treat It?

Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Heatstroke - How To Treat It?

What is Heatstroke?

Heatstroke occurs if your body temperature continues to rise. It is caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures or by doing physical activity in hot weather.

Symptoms of Heatstroke-

Causes of Heatstroke-

  • Exposure to a hot environment
  • Strenuous activity

Risk factors of Heatstroke-

  • Genetic response to heat stress
  • Situations that require exertion in hot weather
  • A lack of air conditioning
  • Certain health conditions such as heart or lung disease
  • Sudden exposure to hot weather

Complications of Heatstroke-

  • Shock
  • Damage to your brain or other vital organs

 Diagnosis of Heatstroke-

Diagnosis of Heatstroke involves the following tests:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Muscle function tests
  • X-rays and other imaging tests

Precautions & Prevention of Heatstroke-

  • Wear loosefitting, lightweight clothing
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Wear light-colored clothing if you’re in the sun
  • Limit the amount you spend working or exercising in the heat
  • Never leave children or anyone else in a parked car

Treatment of Heatstroke

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Surgical Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Other Treatment of Heatstroke

Homeopathic Treatment of Heatstroke-

Homeopathic treatment is useful in both acute and the chronic effects of heatstroke and in headache which return in hot weather. Homeopathy balances body temperature and water and electrolyte balance mechanism. It stimulates the heart and vaso-motor centers in the medulla very quickly. Some of the homeopathic remedies for heatstroke are:

  • Glonoine
  • Belladonna
  • Natrum carbonicum
  • Gelsemium
  • Aconite

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heatstroke-

If any treatments to lower your body temperature make you shiver, your doctor may give you a muscle relaxant, such as a benzodiazepine.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heatstroke-

  • Cool or cold clear liquids only
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Unrestricted sodium

Other Treatment of Heatstroke-

If you’re outdoors and nowhere near shelter, soaking in a cool pond or stream also can help bring your temperature down.

What is Gaucher s disease?

Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What is Gaucher s disease?

What is Gaucher’s disease?

Gaucher’s disease occurs when certain harmful fatty substances accumulate to excessive levels in your body’s organs and tissue such as liver, spleen, lungs, bone marrow and, less commonly, brain.

Symptoms of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) or spleen (splenomegaly)
  • A decrease in healthy red blood cells (anemia)
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Skeletal abnormalities
  • Brain problems
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Low number of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • Yellow spots in your eyes
  • Delayed puberty
  • Nosebleeds
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Seizures

Causes of Gaucher’s disease-

Deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase which is responsible for breaking down a fatty substance called glucocerebroside.

Risk factors of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Family history
  • Eastern or Central European Jewish (Ashkenazi) ancestry
  • People of Swedish descent

Complications of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Bone pain
  • An increased risk of certain cancers
  • Seizures
  • A tendency to bleed
  • Difficulty walking
  • Swallowing problems
  • Calcification of heart valves 

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease-

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease involves the following tests and procedures:

  • Enzyme analysis
  • Genetic mutation analysis
  • Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Preconception screening and prenatal testing

Precautions & Prevention of Gaucher’s disease

There is no known way to prevent Gaucher disease.

Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Other Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s Disease-

Homeopathy balances the metabolism. It relieves complaints and improves body functions. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Gaucher’s disease are:

  • Phos
  • Calc
  • Merc
  • Lyco
  • Chel

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

In the conventional and allopathic treatment, the oral medication miglustat (Zavesca) has been approved for use in people with Gaucher’s disease. Enzyme replacement therapy is also done. It replaces the deficient enzyme with artificial enzymes. These replacement enzymes are administered in an outpatient procedure through a vein (intravenously), typically in high doses at two-week intervals.

Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

The surgical treatment of gaucher’s disease involves Bone marrow transplantation. In this technique, blood-forming cells that have been damaged by Gaucher’s are removed and replaced, which can reverse many of Gaucher’s signs and symptoms.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

  1. Add extra calcium to their diet
  2. Eat a diet rich in vitamin D


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What Is Flat Feet?

Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What Is Flat Feet?

What is Flatfeet?

The absence of an arch is known as flatfeet. It allows your entire foot to touch the floor when you stand up. All children are born with flat feet. After the age of three, children begin to develop an arch. It is also known as Fallen Arches.

Symptoms of Flatfeet-

  • Foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area
  • Difficulty standing on tiptoe
  • Swelling along the inside of the ankle 

Causes of Flatfeet-

  • Hererditary
  • Abnormal foot development, either due to genetics or cerebral palsy

Risk factors of Flatfeet-

Diagnosis of Flatfeet-

Diagnosis of Flatfeet involves the following tests:

  • Physical exam
  • X-ray of feet

Treatment of Flatfeet-

Treatment of Flatfeet-

Homeopathic Treatment of Flat Feet-

Homeopathy may help supportive and relieve complaints like pain and swelling. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of are:

  • Calc
  • Calc P
  • Guaj
  • Stron C
  • Sulph

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Flatfeet-

In the allopathic treatment of flatfeet, over-the-counter pain relievers are prescribed until the pain subsides. Over-the-counter arch supports may help relieve the pain caused by flatfeet.

Surgical Treatment of Flatfeet-

If you are experiencing disabling pain from a severe posterior tibial tear, you may need tendon surgery.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Flatfeet-

  • Avoid coffee
  • Avoid excess salt
  • Other Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Exercises to stretch the Achilles tendon may help
  • Maintain healthy weight


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Fissure - Overview Of It!

Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Fissure - Overview Of It!

What is Fissure?

An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the skin lining the anus which can cause pain and/or bleeding. The symptoms of an anal fissure are extreme pain during defecation and red blood streaking the stool. Patients may try to avoid defecation because of the pain. 

Symptoms of Fissure-

  • Pain while passing stools
  • Blood marked stool
  • Itching, swelling and irritation around the anus
  • A visible split or cut in the skin around the anus 

Causes of Fissure-

  • Extreme constipation
  • Hard dry stool
  • Diarrhea or Cancer
  • Chronic use of laxatives
  • Anus injury
  • Drug induced
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Risk factors of Fissure
  • Constipation
  • Childbirth
  • Infancy
  • Older Adults
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Complications of Fissure-

  • Piles
  • Anorectal fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Crohns diseases
  • Cancer
  • Anal abscess

Diagnosis of Fissure-

Fissures are diagnosed by simple rectal examination. Additional testing may be advised if other medical problems such as inflammatory bowel disease or infections are considered as a cause. 

Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Fissure-

  • Sitz baths or warm water bath
  • Cleansing more gently
  • Avoid sports, such as fast walking and jogging
  • Avoid using toilet papers.
  • Avoid Smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee
  • Follow regular bowel habits
  • Treat diarrhea or constipation immediately
  • Maintain the anus clean and hygiene

Treatment of Fissure-

Treatment of Fissure-

Homeopathic Treatment of Fissure-

Homeopathy has many medicines to relieve the uneasiness of Fissure. Homeopathic medicines are basically aimed at improving or increasing the healing process of the fissures. Following are some homeopathic remedies for fissure :-

  • Tarentula hispanica
  • Graphites
  • Nitric acid
  • Ratanhia
  • Paeonia
  • Silicea 

Acupuncture Treatment of Fissure-

During the acupuncture treatment, patients were not allowed to eat sharp and spicy food and also suggested to increase their use of high fiber foods. Acupuncture treatment is very helpful and successful for Fissure diseases. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Fissure-

Psychotherapy can improve the therapeutic possibilities of drugs, diet and surgery. Behavior therapy and psychotherapy may also prove helpful in the treatment of constipation which in turn reduces fissure. Hypnotherapy can be used to quickly relieve stress and other negative emotions. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fissure-

Allopathic remedy is used for the treatment of fissure or chronic anal fissure. Allopathic remedies reduce anal sphincter pressure, muscle weakness and improves anodermal blood flow which allows the fissure to heal.

Surgical Treatment of Fissure-

     Surgical procedure consists of a minor surgical operation to cut in anal muscle. This helps the fissure to heal by preventing pain and spasm. The purpose to cut this muscle, mainly control the bowel movements. The procedure of choice is called lateral sphincterotomy

 Dietary & Herbal & Herbal Treatment of Fissure-

  • Take plenty of water and fruit juices
  • Eat easily digestible food
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Eating a high-fiber diet.
  • Avoid hard foods(i.e. nuts, popcorn and chips)
  • Avoid to eat non-veg and fatty diet 

Other Treatment of Fissure-

  • Scratching at all costs. You could get sorer and infect the area.
  • Oily foods, spicy foods, junk foods and fast foods should be avoided.
  • Drinking alcohol, tea and coffee, and smoking should also be avoided. 


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Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic disorder. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia-

Causes of Fibromyalgia-

  • Genetics
  • Infections
  • Physical or emotional trauma

Risk factors of Fibromyalgia-

Complications of Fibromyalgia-

  • Inability to function at home or on the job
  • Depression and health-related anxiety

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia-
There is no lab test to confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia but your doctor may want to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms. Blood tests are recommended which may include complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and thyroid function tests.

Precautions & Prevention of Fibromyalgia-

  • Reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Limit your caffeine intake
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Exercise regularly

Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Surgical Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Other Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Homeopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Homeopathy provides safe, natural and lasting cure of fibromyalgia. Homeopathic treatment for fibromyalgia depends on the person’s physical, emotional, and psychological makeup. It strengthens the vital force of the body that balances many functions and provides protection from illness. Some of the remedies for fibromyalgia are:

  • Rhus tox
  • Arnica
  • Bryonia
  • Calcarea carb
  • Causticum

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Acupuncture and acupressure helps to relieve pain symptoms caused by fibromyalgia. The acupuncture needles helped to increase blood flow in fibromyalgia patients to a much greater degree than in the healthy controls. This increases the blood circulation helped to reduce the number of tender points and increase muscle health.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Anxiety and stress have a negative impact on fibromyalgia patients. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one type of psychotherapy. It helps to ease pain symptoms. it can also help you to take control of the extent to which pain, tiredness, or other symptoms interfere with your life. Hypnotherapy quickly relives deep psychological issues causing or aggravating fibromyalgia. It also helps by working on pain tolerance.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Conventional or allopathic treatment can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia and improve sleep. Analgesics, Antidepressants and Anti-seizure drugs are prescribed by the doctors. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen sodium are also recommended.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fibromyalgia

  • Eat a high-fiber diet
  • Drink eight glasses of pure water daily
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sugar



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