LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

FIGHTING ADDICTIONS WITH HOMEOPATHY

Addiction is a continued repetitive behaviour, a condition which arises when a person engages in an activity or ingests a substance which can be pleasurable but interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, work, relationships and health when its continued use becomes a compulsion.

Addiction includes impaired control over substance or behaviour, pre occupation with the substance or behaviour, continued indulgence despite the consequences and denial of the above.

Therapeutics

  • Nux vom : Referred to as the hangover medicine, it is prepared from plant containing strychnine
  • Lobelia : Derived from the Indian tobacco plant, helps countering nicotine addictions.
  • Staphysagria : Helpful in individuals where the addictions are essentially as a result of mortified emotions and related stress.

MIGRAINE TREATMENT IN HOMEOPATHY

Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder. It is characterised by recurrent moderate to severe headaches, nausea and other altered bodily perceptions.Migraine headaches are mostly unilateral affecting one side of the head, pulsating type of headaches lasting from 4-72 hours.Migraines are more common in women than in men, linked strongly to inheritance too.

Cause

  • The cause is unknown but the most widely acclaimed theory explains a drop in level of serotonin which in turn cause the dilatation and inflammation of the blood vessels causing the pulsating pain.
  • Fluctuating hormone levels may also play a role, as females are more affected, and incidence decreases during pregnancy.