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Psychosomatic Disorder & Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

Dr. S S Tanwar 93% (2609 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Psychosomatic Disorder & Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

'Psycho' refers to the mind and 'soma' refers to the body, so psychosomatic disorder is a problem with a combination of mind and body. Not only are these bodily disorders caused by a psychic factor, the correlation between these symptoms (aggravation and recovery) are very strong.

Psychosomatic disorders are commonly referred as psychosomatic illness. It is an illness whose symptoms are caused by mental processes of the sufferer rather than immediate physiological causes. If a medical examination can find no physical or organic cause or if an illness appears to result from emotional conditions such as anger, anxiety, depression or guilt then it might be classified as psychosomatic.

The concept of psychosomatic disorders has been in existence since the time of Sigmund Freud. The belief is that with the varied emotions that a person experiences, each disease manifests with a different set of symptoms in each person, implying that each person needs to be treated differently and not given the same disease-specific medication. This is where homeopathy plays a very strong role in psychosomatic disorders as it also believes in treating the person as a whole and not just the symptoms.

In homoeopathy, we base our prescription on what we call constitutional symptoms where we give lot of importance to the mental symptom as well as to the characteristic physical symptom. Hence every prescription from a Homoeopathic physician will surely include an element of psychosomatic angle. It is beyond the scope of this editorial to mention all the remedies of Materia Medica which has the scope for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders.

The homeopath always undertakes a thorough discussion with the patient to understand the accompanying symptoms in detail and then arrive at a customized treatment plan.

Some of the most common psychosomatic disorders include irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, GERD, ulcerative colitis, and allergy disorders.

Specific substances are given to manage anxiety, depression, irritability, insecurity, paranoia, etc. These feelings are considered inducers for the above disorders, and managing them can help bring about a harmony in the patient's overall health.

GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease is a disorder that results from stomach acid moving backward from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD usually happens because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the muscular valve where the esophagus joins the stomach, opens at the wrong time or does not close properly.

Homeopathy For GERD:

Homeopathic medicine relies not only on identifying the symptoms of the disease, but on a variety of personality traits, the person's mental state and other characteristic symptoms a patient exhibits which correlate to any particular remedy. When choosing a correct remedy for the treatment of heartburn, all aspects of the patient are taken into account.

These are some of the Homoeopathic medicines that may prove beneficial:- Argentum nit, Cal.carb., China, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, Nat. phos, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Robinia, sulphuric acid etc.

Migraine: Migraine is a form of headache. The pain is usually throbbing, pulsating and bursting in character. At times, the pain is one sided or may involve the whole head. Such pain may last for hours or even days. It is often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea or vomiting. At the same time, there is increased sensitivity to light and sound. In some cases, the pain is preceded by some warning symptoms like flashes of light, temporary blindness or tingling sensation in the limbs.

Homeopathy for Migraine:

Belladonna is widely used homeopathy remedy for migraines, where headache is throbbing and violent, occurs suddenly, worsens on touching, and relieves with pressure. Glonoine is useful in congestive headaches with a reddened face that is worsened by sun or heat. Natrum Mur is useful in cases where headache is brought on by grief or stress.

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine accompanied by ulcerated lesions of the intestinal tissues. It is characterized by episodes of abdominal pain with profuse diarrhea in which large quantities of blood, pus, and mucus are present in the feces. There is an urgency to move the bowels, as many as, three to ten times per day. It may be accompanied with pain, nausea, and vomit. Because of the loss of blood, the patient may become dehydrated and anemic.

Complications of ulcerative colitis includes liver and kidney disease, peritonitis, toxic mega colon, and risk of developing colon cancer.

Homeopathy for Ulcerative Colitis:

To identify the actual inducing agent, some foods are removed to see if they are inducing attacks. Once identified, that is removed from the patient's diet. In addition, aloe, arsenicum album, carbo vegetabilis, colocynthis, are commonly used remedies for ulcerative colitis. The patient is asked for associated symptoms like bleeding diarrhea, color of the feces, involuntary defecation, abdominal pain, anxiety, cramps, and stress before deciding on a treatment mode.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as spastic colon is a functional disorder characterized by recurrent abdominal pain, cramping, and bloating. Some people suffer from constipation, which means hard, dry stools, difficult to eliminate, leading to straining without success. Some people experience diarrhea, with frequent loose watery stools.

Homeopathy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Sulphur, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, Nux Vomica, Lycopodium clavatum, Argentum Nitricum, and Silicea are commonly used homeopathic remedies. Associated symptoms that need to be considered before deciding on a therapy include frequency of stooling, nature of stools, abdominal bloating, restlessness, irritability and nervousness.

Homeopathy is a preferred mode of treatment for psychosomatic disorders as they aim at a holistic treatment of the individual and not just at symptom management.

Allergy: Allergy is an abnormal reaction or increased sensitivity to certain substances. The allergic individual produces symptoms when exposed to these substances, which are harmless to non-allergic people. The main reason for this is that allergic people make a special type of antibody called immunoglobin E (IgE), which can react with environmental substances in harmful way. These substances which lead to secretion of IgE antibodies are called allergens.

Homeopathy for Allergy:

Few important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of allergy are- Histamine, Natrum Mur, Kali Bich, Sepia, Hepar Sulph, , Carbo Veg , Sulphur, Bryonia, Nux Vom, Apis Mel, Ailanthus, and Justicia adhatoda.

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I intentionally took 3 tablets of nexito plus and 4 tablets of zeptol 200 mg at a stretch. I was unconscious for one full day. This is my 3rd day after consuming these tablets. I feel drowsiness, however I am still unable to get deep sleep at night. Shall I restart the tablets? (Taking one each every night).

Dr. (Lt Col) Dinesh Kumar 92% (2348 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
I intentionally took 3 tablets of nexito plus and 4 tablets of zeptol 200 mg at a stretch. I was unconscious for one ...
Thats totally wrong and misguided, you can not take these neuro tablets of your own at this age, please consult a psychiatrist of repute and stop these tablets.
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How to control nail biting? I am unable to do so. I tried a lot but after a week or so I again lose control.

Dr. Subhajit Das 89% (308 ratings)
BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Kolkata
How to control nail biting? I am unable to do so. I tried a lot but after a week or so I again lose control.
The only way I know to control this type of habits is through HOMOEOPATHY as it prescribes medicine based on totality of the case. Acc to my knowledge I fear no other pathy prevailing in India has its solution except for Homoeopathy. I must suggest you to consult for Homoeopathy where we can try to control it through medicines apart from some lifestyle maintenance. If you want to Consult me for this problem, You can find me on Lybrate and take appointment: Dr. S Das Consultant Homoeopathic Physician Mail: hi.drdas@gmail.com.
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How to stop over thinking I have lots of bad thinks in my head please help me sir. Is this depression? and any mantel problems? My age is 19 is the age problem? Answer me.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
How to stop over thinking I have lots of bad thinks in my head please help me sir. Is this depression? and any mantel...
Hi Lybrate user just try to live in the moment. When we worry, we think about the future and what might happen. Try to identify your thoughts you can write what you think, you can discuss it with your close relative or friend. You can take some small but powerful steps whenever you feel over thinking just divert your attention, do some physical activities indulge yourself in your favourite hobbies. Sometime you may feel that it is difficult to control what you think say yourself- These are just thoughts and they are not truth. Remind yourself that no one knows what the future holds and if you suffer overthinkig mind your predictions are mostly built from self doubt. You can start yoga and meditation and morning walk. Try to stay in the present and focus on the moment, eat healthy sleep well and try to enjoy your life. Thanks.
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Hi, Can I take melzap 0.5 daily as I am having problem with anxiety beside this am taking lurasidone 20 mg. For bipolar depression does melzap effects my sexual function. Or is it safe to take both am not having any other health issues. Like bp sugar etc pls suggest.

Dr. Vinesh Chandramaniya 90% (67 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi, Can I take melzap 0.5 daily as I am having problem with anxiety beside this am taking lurasidone 20 mg. For bipol...
If you are having anxiety daily. Consult years psychiatrist and take medicines accordingly. Melzap is a good medicine but taking it for longer time or prolonged period is not recommended. Thanks.
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I am 21 year old man, I fell anxiety, depression all time .some time I do some work at the time one thought come in my mind get I am depressed, I felling fear of death all time, some time think do suicide, what we do 3 year back same problem but after some month ago I overcame very difficulty, again same problem come in another cause .what we do help me.

Dr. Saul Pereira 97% (42088 ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 21 year old man, I fell anxiety, depression all time .some time I do some work at the time one thought come in m...
You need immediate help especially with suicidal thoughts it could be risky to delay it any further. You seem to be in an anger-related depression. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Hello doctor since last august I am suffering from anxiety and depression due to family behaviour towards me. I am married with one child. Whenever I come across any incident. For example- few days back I heard a person died due to heart attack after that for 3 to 4 days I was in depression as it can happen with me also I have all the test and ecg along with treadmill ecg test and everything is normal but still I afraid all the time.

Dr. Saul Pereira 97% (42088 ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor since last august I am suffering from anxiety and depression due to family behaviour towards me. I am ma...
What is the family behaviour towards you? Anyway if you are so suggestible you may have weak ego boundaries. Because you have no clear identity you will tend to merge with other people and their problems and become quite disturbed. It appears that you are too empathetic and that makes you vulnerable. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Dear sir. I suddenly insecure feel, depressed, some time I can not do it or negative thinking, anxiety, totally nervous, I can not live etc. What is the solutions for this.

Dr. Akshata Bhat 92% (1902 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear sir.
I suddenly insecure feel, depressed, some time I can not do it or negative thinking, anxiety, totally nervo...
Feeling low, having crying spells, sleep and appetite disturbances, and difficulty in concentration and attention are some of the signs of Depression. Consult a Psychiatrist for a detailed assessment. It is likely with medication and counselings the symptoms will improve. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless consult a Psychiatrist immediately.
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Please suggest Tension, Anxiety and Fear. Are they caused due to OCD? Is there a permanent cure for OCD?

Dr. Amit Agarwal 87% (797 ratings)
MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy, MBA, Post Graduation in Counselling
Psychologist, Guwahati
Why do you think you have odd. What are years predominant issues please suggest. Yes tension, anxiety and fear are some side effects of odd, but does not necessarily suggest that you have ocd. Ocd would be some sort of compulsion to wash hands repeatedly, taking over care for years hygine etc. Yes odd can be cured.
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Is it correct to cut the nexito plus tablet and take half? I am having problems.Please suggest me something for that.

Dr. K V Anand 93% (22916 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Is it correct to cut the nexito plus tablet and take half? I am having problems.Please suggest me something for that.
Dear user, Nervousness or Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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