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Proper Sleep - Can Homeopathy Help In It?

Dr.Subhajit Banerjee 96% (597ratings)
MD-Homeopathy, BHMS, Certified in Lifestyle Medicine
Homeopathy Doctor, Kolkata
Proper Sleep - Can Homeopathy Help In It?

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder, where an affected person suffers from sleeplessness and is unable to fall asleep or remain asleep for a long time which is required to stay healthy. Insomnia affects the functioning of the body and increases pain sensitivity of the body.

Insomnia has many cures and treatment options. Homeopathy is considered to be an important and very efficient form of medication, which treats insomnia and related sleeping disorders. Homeopathy eliminates the cause of insomnia from the roots, and both the disorders and symptoms are cured.

Here are some common homeopathic medicines, which are used to treat insomnia, along with the symptoms when they are prescribed for use:

  1. Arnica: It is used to ease patients when they overwork physically and is also useful for treating insomnia caused due to jet lag.
  2. Aconite: Aconite cures acute cases of insomnia, which results because of fear, shock, paranoia, grief or due to some bad news. Anxiety, tension and restlessness also cause insomnia, which is cured by aconite.
  3. Arsenicum album: This homeopathic remedy treats insomnia where a patient feels sleepy during the daytime, but cannot sleep at night. Restlessness and having bad dreams are observed.
  4. Calcarea phosphoric: This medicine treats insomniac patients who experience difficulty in waking up in the morning. The patient becomes anxious, restless and gets irritated easily and tends to avoid daily routine.
  5. Causticum: Causticum is used in cases of insomnia where bed wetting is likely by the patient, especially during the first phase of the night. The patient develops a fear of the dark and a strong sense of justice.
  6. Chamomilla: Used in cases of sleeplessness in babies where teething, anger or colics cause disruption in sleep. The eyes do not close completely during sleep, and the patient moans. It is also used in grown-ups who are irritable and peevish and experience fearful dreams.
  7. Cocculus: Cocculus cures insomnia, which occurs due to over exhaustion and overstrain. It prevails in people who work during night shifts and need to spend sleepless nights due to work.
  8. Coffea: This homeopathic remedy is derived from coffee beans and provides relaxation to insomniac people. When a person gets over excited and is kept awake because of constant thoughts, coffea can calm that person and make him fall asleep.
  9. Equisetum: This homeopathic medicine cures insomnia where the patient wets the bed while dreaming. This happens due to immature nervous functioning.
  10. Ignatia: Ignatia treats insomnia occurring from extreme shock, grief or emotional stress. The patient becomes very moody, jerks his limbs during sleep and experiences disturbing dreams.

Homeopathy is an ideal treatment for insomnia or sleeplessness. Being natural, it works very efficiently without any side effects.

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Alcohol Or Facebook - Which Is More harmful For Your Health?

Mrs.Swapna M Nadgauda 90% (13ratings)
M A Psychology, Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Child Guidance
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Alcohol Or Facebook - Which Is More harmful For Your Health?

You might be feeling that spending time on any social media network is a simple way to pass time and is a common habit. But a recent study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business says that social networking sites can be more addictive, than alcohol. The desire to consume alcohol can be controlled and turned down, but the desire to check Facebook is simply uncontrollable for most people, and it’s a serious addiction.

About the study
The ground breaking study was done on 250 people in and around Germany aged between 18 and 85 years of age. They were sent messages at specific intervals to report their desires and cravings. It is found that most people had the desire to sleep and have sex during the day that they were able to control. But the desire for checking Facebook was much higher.

Reasons for Facebook addiction

  1. One of the major reasons is that availability of Facebook is much easier and higher than alcohol availability.
  2. Also, it is thought that the cost of checking Facebook is much less than consuming some amount of alcohol on a regular basis.
  3. Even if a man wants to resist his desire, but due to easy availability and lesser cost, he is prone to use it again and again.
  4. Alcohol consumption is prohibited in public and during office hours in many countries. But checking Facebook updates have no restrictions. People can check it whenever they feel the desire.
  5. The most shocking part is the urges drove the people to such an extent, that they couldn’t even resist themselves even if they wanted to do so.

Effects of Facebook addiction

  1. Drainage of time: No matter how good we feel while checking Facebook updates, can you deny that it’s simply a waste of time?
  2. Self esteem reduced: When you see your peers enjoying their life with flying colors, no wonder you will feel depressed. But we are reluctant to believe this fact, that nobody shows his tragic part of life on Facebook. So, whom you think is the happiest person in the world, may be the saddest and is drowned in his own miseries.

Remedy of this so called addiction
The study says that when we are much worn out, we are unable to control our desire and our will power is depleted.

So, if you find yourself posting your status on Facebook at the midnight instead of sleeping, then it is high time you should try to come out of this addiction and give yourself a better life and health.

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Yoga - How Can It Help Us?

Dr.Arpit Choudhary 92% (102ratings)
MA Science of Living & Yoga, Doctor of Yoga and Naturopathy
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Udaipur
Yoga - How Can It Help Us?

The entire humanity is now used to a fast-paced, stressful life without time to think about their physical and mental health. Your body can adapt to this kind of lifestyle for a while. After which, one fine day, it might breakdown, with or without warning.

Emotional stability is lost, and physical trauma is felt, and everyday activities may seem to be scary. Yoga comes to the rescue for all your problems, be they physical or mental.

The real essence of Yoga lies around improving the life force at the base of the backbone. It attempts to achieve holistic goodness through various physical and mental workouts. Coming to the physical level, the procedures comprise of several postures or yogic asanas which can keep the body healthy, while on the mental level, there are some breathing and meditative techniques which help in disciplining the mind. The benefits of Yoga are almost endless, and this is the reason why it has received international acclamation even when it had originated in India centuries ago.

How can Yoga aid you to live a better life?

No matter whether you are from the West or the East, regular practicing of Yoga can offer tons of benefits which include:

  1. Improves your flexibility - This is the most significant benefit of Yoga where you can improve your posture with each practice sessions. Inflexibility can bring about a lot of movement issues; tight hamstrings can flatten the lumbar spine while tight hips can cause strain to the knee. Daily Yoga can relieve connective tissues while improving posture.
  2. Builds muscle strength - Strong muscles are not just meant for making you look good; it can protect you from conditions such as back pain, arthritis and falls among aged people. With regular practice of Yoga, you can see your muscles becoming stronger and flexible within a short span.
  3. Prevention of joint and cartilage breakdown - While practicing Yoga, all the major joints of the body runs through a roller coaster of motion. This can prevent degenerative arthritis and squeeze the parts of the cartilage which are not usually used.
  4. Improve the health of the bone - Several postures of Yoga demand you to bear your own weight such as the downward and the upward facing dog which also helps in making the bones in the arms stronger. Plus, Yoga is known to lower the cortisol levels which can boost the level of calcium in the bones.
  5. Protection of the spine - The spinal disks which help in absorbing shock crave for movement through which they get the nutrition. Yoga can get you optimum back-bends, twists and forward bends to keep the disks in a supple condition.
  6. Improvement in coordination among mind, body and soul.

How has Yoga helped in improving health condition?

After many research and feedback from the people, yoga has tremendous effects on the body as well as mind. Yoga involves many techniques and method at a very micro and macro level of mind and body. Yoga helps to understand the body and its mechanism because 70-80% of the body’s complication is related to psychology. In yoga, there are some body posture which has a very good effect on the body and its complication. Like Windreleaving posture is good for gastric problem, mandukasana is good for diabetes patients.

Basic Yoga asanas that can help maintain health: 

  1. Sukhasana
  2. Shavasana
  3. Balasana
  4. Vajrasana
  5. Bhujangasana
  6. Trikonasana
  7. Uttanasana
  8. Pashcimottanasana
  9. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
  10. Ushtrasana

More real-life examples can be cited where people suffering from chronic illness have gotten complete relief by practicing Yoga. Across the world, this ancient Indian therapy has been acknowledged as an effective alternative therapy.

We should also consider that yoga is not merely an exercise, it’s an integral part of the lifestyle which we should follow completely.

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Self Harm - Everything You Should Be Aware Of!

Dr.Akshata Bhat 94% (2156ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Self Harm - Everything You Should Be Aware Of!

Sometimes a person may start self mutilation, as in intentionally inflicting pain and harming his own body. It includes cutting, burning, or any other form of harm. Other forms of self harm include consuming excess amounts of alcohol or drugs. Self harm can be confused with an attempt to commit suicide, but most people self harm to escape from the emotional pain. They distract themselves by willing to inject physical pain to overshadow the emotional pain.

Self harm is the end result of an emotional build up in a person. When people are unable to express their feelings and are resistant to talk about it, Self harm comes as a temporary source of relief.

How to Help Someone Who Self Harms:

Finding someone in the family or friends who self harms can be extremely disturbing and upsetting. People often show a range of emotions like anger, shock, confusion etc. when they hear about some self harming. A condition where a person intentionally harms himself is often baffling for people.

It is important to know about the reason why someone is doing it. It is important to understand his/her perspective, to care, to sympathize with him. It is rarely done for “attention seeking”; it is a sort of a coping mechanism. Taking control of the emotions is satisfying for them.

Talking about how they are feeling, try to get to know the reason. And, if the person is not willing to talk, let them know that they have friends who would listen.

To stop self harm is very difficult. It can take a while to stop. It can be an addictive activity. If someone wants to quit self harming, it is a gradual process. Inflecting less and less harm gradually can be helpful. It is known as self harm minimization when either the frequency or intensity of the self harm reduces over time. Opting for therapy can help a lot. Taking a professional’s advice on how to cope with the feeling can be a great help.

Here are a few tips, which can be followed while dealing with someone who self harms:

  1. Take about their feelings
  2. Don’t judge them
  3. Do not let them feel guilty about how others are feeling about it.
  4. Support them
  5. When they share their feelings, be respectful and understand where they are coming from.
  6. Be compassionate
  7. Do not give them warnings.
  8. Understanding it is difficult to stop self harming. It will take time for them to be okay.

Deaths due to self harm have increased over the years. Most self harm deaths have not been disclosed, hence the numbers are not clear. But it is certain that numbers have significantly increased. There are several online websites which help people who self harm. Online help line and chat rooms to seek help.

March 1st is designated Self Injury Awareness Day to create awareness among the general public and medical professionals. To give courage to talk openly about self harm. Most people who self harm is very embarrassed to talk about it. To help from their friends and family. And, also educates people on how to deal with someone who self harms.


Self harm is one of the serious issues these days. In this practical word, people often hurt someone or the other without even realizing their emotional and mental status. Some people may not be able to cope with these emotional breakdowns and start blaming themselves. They lose hope in life and try to harm themselves. If someone is facing or experiencing any of these problems, immediately consult a counselor or psychiatrist.

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Dr. I am having a problem in which I feel sudden mild electric shock in my back and it's like something is releasing from spinal chord or whatever under the back part neck? What should I do and Did that affect me and my studies?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (33725ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
General Back Pain:This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. It looks like you are anaemic. If you have back pain after you sit for long hours then it is due to your haemoglobin levels as it is important to check that. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. •Standing hamstring stretch: Place the heel of your injured leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Keep your knee straight. Lean forward, bending at the hips until you feel a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Make sure you do not roll your shoulders and bend at the waist when doing this or you will stretch your lower back instead of your leg. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Cat and camel: Get down on your hands and knees. Let your stomach sag, allowing your back to curve downward. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then arch your back and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets of 10. •Quadruped arm/leg raise: Get down on your hands and knees. Tighten your abdominal muscles to stiffen your spine. While keeping your abdominals tight, raise one arm and the opposite leg away from you. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Lower your arm and leg slowly and alternate sides. Do this 10 times on each side.•Pelvic tilt: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 10. •Partial curl: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your stomach muscles. Tuck your chin to your chest. With your hands stretched out in front of you, curl your upper body forward until your shoulders clear the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds. Don't hold your breath. It helps to breathe out as you lift your shoulders up. Relax. Repeat 10 times. Build to 3 sets of 10. To challenge yourself, clasp your hands behind your head and keep your elbows out to the side. •Gluteal stretch: Lying on your back with both knees bent, rest the ankle of one leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the bottom leg and pull that knee toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks and possibly along the outside of your hip on the top leg. Hold this for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Extension exercise: Lie face down on the floor for 5 minutes. If this hurts too much, lie face down with a pillow under your stomach. This should relieve your leg or back pain. When you can lie on your stomach for 5 minutes without a pillow, then you can continue with the rest of this exercise.
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Im 22 from last 3 days im getting suddenly shocking jerk (just a second its happening) on fingers while touching anything whats the reason and what I have ro do.

General Physician, Mumbai
Im 22 from last 3 days im getting suddenly shocking jerk (just a second its happening) on fingers while touching anyt...
Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings and I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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How Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Performed?

M.Ch. orthopaedics, M.S. (Orth)
Orthopedic Doctor, Ludhiana
How Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Performed?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a highly effective and innovative treatment option in a variety of fields, from urology to cosmetology as well as orthopedics. This is a non-invasive method that employs high-energy shockwaves to bring about the healing of the affected tissues. It has been found to provide good results for recalcitrant orthopaedic problems like frozen shoulder to certain chronic degenerative or tendon conditions such as Achilles tendinitis (injury of the Achilles' tendon due to overuse) and plantar fasciitis in the heel pain.

How does it work?

The procedure is basically an outpatient or daycare job. It involves an application of a non-invasive probe to the affected tissue. This is followed by the external generation of shockwaves focused on the target area. The shockwaves cause a force to be created that brings about healing. Although it's still not clear as to why this kind of therapy works, the dominant understanding is that shockwaves render an improvement in the flow of blood so as to promote the body to fix and heal itself.

Depending on individual cases, high or low energy waves may be employed. While pain may occur during the transmission of high energy waves and would require short general anaesthesia, low-energy ESWT is carried out without anesthesia.

What problems can this form of therapy effectively tackle?

ESWT can be used to treat a number of musculoskeletal disorders. From plantar fasciitis (heel pain), tennis elbow, shoulder rotator cuff, degenerated tendons (Achilles' tendon) to hip and knee pain, the therapy has been found to reduce pain as well as accelerate healing in individuals.

Complications are very rare, with this therapy. Individuals who suffer from hypersensitivity or poor sensation in the affected area are usually not recommended this procedure. Even individuals with heart conditions, seizures, and open sores need to consult a doctor before going forward with the therapy.

The therapy has also been found to be very effective in bone healing as well as treatment of bone necrosis (a disease that occurs due to permanent or temporary loss of blood flow to the bones). Additionally, in place of surgery, ESWT may also be a valuable option for non-healing fractures. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult Best Orthopedic Doctor in Ludhiana & get answers to your questions!

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