Thursday, 2 April 2015

What is Homeopathy - Aarogya Homeopathy

 Homeopathy is a delicate and intangible concept capable of wider and different ramifications. It is a branch of medical science found in the eighteenth century by Dr. Hahnemann of Germany. Homeopathy is a gentle form of medicine based on the principal of Similia Similibus Curantur which means "like cures like". The word Homeopathy is derived from "homoios" meaning "like" and “pathos” meaning “suffering”. Thus, it treats like with like. The fundamental principal of homeopathy says that a drug which produced the symptoms of an illness in a healthy subject could also be used to treat an illness with the same characteristics. This is referred to as The Law of Similars

This system of medicine believes that the amount of medicine should be minimum so that it just evokes the vital force of the body to fight against the disease causing power.
Homeopathic system of medicine is based on the Law of Similars by which we are able to apply remedies for curing the sick without entailing upon them drug effects, often more serious than the original disease.
Homeopathy is a vast science with thousands of remedies, numerous applications and different approaches to its practice. The homeopathic medicines can be prepared from plants, chemicals, animals, healthy secretions of our body called sarcodes, unhealthy secretions of body called nosodes, various forms of energy like X-Rays called Imponderabilia. These substances are taken in crude form and then potentised for dispensing them to the patients. The homeopathic medicines can be given in liquid form or as small globules. They are easy to take & have no side effect.
Homeopathy is one of the hopes for many of the diseases existing in the world today and hence it should never-ever be tampered.


Homeopathy had its birth in Germany. It was in 1790, when Dr Hahnemann. Read that Peruvian bark, Cinchina bark cured malaria because of its bitterness and tonic effects on stomach. To discover the truth behind this fact he himself Hahnemann himself ingested 4drams of Cinchina juice twice daily for a few days. As a result of this hahnemann developed symptoms similar to malaria.
As a step ahead, Hahnemann continued his experiments into cures &the idea of “similar Suffering”


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Homeopathy Treatment H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)


H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Swine flu is also known as Swine Influenza or Pig Influenza or Pig flu or Hog Flu.Swine flu is a disease of the respiratory system which spreads through droplets of infected person present in air. It is caused by H1N1 virus and its first outbreak was seen in 2009 in Mexico. As the name suggests, initially H1N1 virus infected pigs and they had influenza like symptoms. Earlier swine flu was found in people who had direct contact with pigs. As the virus mutated with time, a new variant developed and now the virus can attack any person irrespective of the contact with pigs.


The H1N1 virus that causes Swine Flu spreads mainly by droplet infection. The spread of infection is similar to spread of normal flu. Whenever any infected person coughs or sneezes, the virus come out with it, mix with surrounding air and reach the respiratory tract of healthy people through air while inspiration. The swine flu virus can enter the body by coming in contact of contaminated surface like handles or utensils or clothes of infected person. It is because of this reason that the people taking care of infected individuals need to take extra precautions.
Swine flu is most contagious during the first five days of illness although children can remain contagious for up to ten days of infection.
You cannot get infected with swine flu by eating properly handled and cooked pork or pork products or bacon or ham.


In general, symptoms of swine influenza are similar to the symptoms of influenza or influenza like illness. A study of various outbreaks shows that the symptoms keep on varying in each outbreak. The symptoms of swine flu are:
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Bodyache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Running nose
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
Pneumonia and respiratory failure are the most serious complications of swine flu. In addition to this; Swine flu worsens chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart problems.


In humans a swine flu infection can make underlying medical conditions like heart problem, asthma and diabetes worse.
  • The most life threatening complications of swine flu include:
  • Pneumonia.
  • Respiratory Failure.
  • High fever, that causes neurological problems ranging from confusion to seizures.
  • Dehydration from excess diarrhoea and vomiting.
  • It is observed that fatalities due to H1N1 are more common in children and elderly.


The symptoms of swine flu are similar to common influenza so it is hard to distinguish them without clinical tests. If your influenza is deteriorating due to nausea and vomiting or you recently visited an infected area, the diagnosis necessary. People in high risk group need to be tested quickly. The method of diagnosis may include:
  • Travel History
  • Medical History
  • Physical Examination
  • Nose and throat swabs


  • Swine farmers and veterinarians have the highest risk of getting infected because of greater exposure.
  • People travelling to an area where the population is already infected with H1N1 virus.
  • Pregnant women
  • Healthcare professionals
  • People with chronic diseases such as asthma, heart and lung disease, cancer, diabetes, immunocompromised patients
  • Elderly people
  • Children


Good hygiene and social distancing are important for prevention of swine flu.
The other measures for prevention of swine flu and limiting its spread include :
  • Cover your nose and throat while coughing and sneezing.
  • Wash your hands properly and use alcohol based sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because that can spread infection.
  • Avoid contact with others if you have flu.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Homeopathy for Asthma by Dr. Shivani Verma MD

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of airways which is characterized by increased responsiveness of tracheobronchial tree against multiple stimuli.There occur episodes attacks of marked narrowing of the air passage which is clinically manifested as
  • Dysnoea -shortness of breath or breathlessness
  • Wheezing- whistling sound made while breathing.
  • Cough

Most of the attacks are self limiting, patient becomes asymptomatic after the attack.however sometimes acute attack may persist for long and then it is known as status asthmaticus.

Asthma is of two types.

Allergic Asthma/Extrinsic Asthma: This occurs in young, patient has other
 symptoms of allergy in form of flowing nose, nasal discharge (rhinitis), skin eruptions etc
the precipitating causes of allergic asthma are allergens like dust and pollen grains.

Intrinsic asthma/Idiosyncratic asthma: It is present in patients, usually more than thirty years of age. The precipitating causes are: 

Stress, exercise, infection and drugs

Signs and Symptoms: 

The patient presents with Breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. The cough is mostly dry but it may be productive in some patients.

Patho physiology of asthma 

Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination genetic and environmental factors. There occur inflammatory change s in the lungs which leads to

  • Oedema.
  • Formation
  • Hyperplasia of mucosal of lungs 
  • Excessive constriction of the tract

Investigation of asthma

Blood test (TLC, DLC, Hemoglobin, ESR) Mostly normal but sometimes eosinophil  count increase.

 X-ray- X-ray is normal between the attacks but during the attack there may be indication of hyper inflated  lungs.

 Spirometry- Confirmation of asthma is done by spirometry. 

Sputum examination- In case of asthma there are charcoat Layden Crystals and Crushman's spirals are present in asthma.

Homeopathic treatment 

So what homeopathic medicines are available to treat asthma? Asthma like any other condition can be treated with homeopathy at various levels.

Blatta orientalis 

Interestingly, asthma sufferers who benefit from this remedy may complain that their condition is worse in mouldy, damp environments. There may also be an allergy or sensitivity to moulds, mildew and rotting leaves. This group of people comment that exertion and ascending tend to aggravate their symptoms although this can be a general finding in asthma. 


If asthma is associated with nausea and/or vomiting then Ipecacuanha could be indicated. In terms of homeopathy Ipecac patients present with a constant cough with gagging and vomiting. The chest may rattle and the patient complains that the symptoms are worse in warm humid weather and that heat generally makes her feel worse. She therefore may prefer sitting up by an open window to get some air. The hands and feet are cold and perspire profusely. Ipecac is recognised as a remedy for childhood asthmatic crisis. Prompt medical intervention is obviously indicated well before a child reaches this stage of illness.

Lobelia inflata 

Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco) derives from a common American plant, which has small blue flowers and inflated capsules. The “inflation” of the capsules could serve as a symbol of the type of asthma that this remedy helps.

Antimonium tartaricum 

Sambucus nigra 

Natrum sulphuricum 


This can be very valuable in the treatment of childhood asthma, particularly where asthma and eczema may also be combined. The shortness of breath is reputed to be better when the child kneels on the bed curled up with the chest touching the knees (knee-chest position). Wet weather makes the asthma worse but being at the seaside improves it.


This is a useful remedy for asthma sufferers as it helps build up the immune system to try to prevent recurrent colds and chest infections which may precipitate asthma attacks.
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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Vitiligo By Dr. Shivani Verma (MD)

Vitiligo is a skin disease in which the skin loses its colour in patches due to depigmentation of body parts. Vitiligo can affect any body part which has pigment including skin, hair, inside mouth or in the eyes. Our body gets it colour from the pigment melanin and when the cells producing this die or stop functioning, Vitiligo develops. It is noncontagious and non-life threatening.

Signs and Symptoms of Vitiligo:

The only sign of Vitiligo is depigmented patches. The loss of colour depends on amount of pigment lost. The lesions may be chalky white or milky white or three colours may be seen in the same patch. They can occur anywhere on the body especially on pressure points.

Causes of Vitiligo

The exact cause of Vitiligo is still not known though the disease has autoimmune etiology with familial predisposition. Genetic factors are important because about 20-30% patients give positive family history.

Association Of Vitiligo With Other Diseases

Vitiligo may be associated with:

Cutaneous Disorders: 

alopecia areata, halo nevus, atopic dermatitis, malignant melanoma

Endocrine Disorders:

 Diabetes Mellitus, pernicious anemia, Addison's disease, Hypoparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism.

Patterns of Vitiligo

Vitiligo Vulgaris-

Most common type of Vitiligo, usually has positive family history

Segmental Vitiligo-

It is not associated with autoimmune disease. Depigmentation is restricted to one part of the body. Approximately 50%case involves skin in the distribution of trigeminal nerve.

Generalized Vitiligo- 

It has extensive lesions as described below:
acrofacial vitiligo-discolouration seen predominantly around orifices e.g. around eyes, lips and around palm and soles.

Lip-Tip Vitiligo-

lips, tip of penis, vulva and nipples are involved.

Vitiligo Universalis -

Almost whole of the body is involved. This type of vitiligo is usually associated with multiple endocrinopathies.

Diagnosis of vitiligo

The disease is self-diagnosed by the patches. A few features to be known are :
it is usually not present at birth
There are depigmented mules with scalloped borders.
predilection for site of trauma.

differential diagnosis of vitiligo


It includes all depigmented lesions of the skin inclusive of vitiligo


total absence of pigment in whole body since birth


Reassurance and psychotherapy are most imp. Homeopathy has a remarkably good success rate in cases of leucoderma nevus achromicus - present at birth.
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Homeopathy for Kidney Stones/Renal Calculi

Kidney stones are scientifically termed as renal calculi. These calculi are accumulation of minerals   specially calcium oxalate, on the inner lining of the kidneys. These renal calculi are nothing but some supersaturated solutions of minerals that crystallize in the kidney itself. It is believed that these stones are formed and removed from our body unknowingly unless their size increases so much that it obstructs the ureters so that symptoms develop.

How Are Kidney Stones Formed

The kidney stones are formed due to insufficient intake of water. Kidneys are the organ for filtration in our body and urine is the waste product that is to be passed out. When the compounds cannot be diluted due to less amount of water, crystallization of salts begins. These crystals are known as renal stones.

Inhibitors of kidney stone formation: normal urine contains chelating agents such as citrate which prevent aggregation of calcium containing crystals, hence reduce stone forming process. It can be concluded that fall in level of such chelating agents below a minimum level increases stone formation. Dietary intake of magnesium & citrate can prevent calculi formation.   

Composition of renal stones: 
These stones vary in composition. They can be made of uric acid, struvite, CYSTINE, others –

  1. Uric acid Stones: these are usually found in people with increased uric acid in blood Eg.-gout, people under chemotherapy etc.
  2. Calcium Stones: these stones are most common. Stone can be made of Calcium Oxalate, Calcium Phosphate or calcium maleate. Vitamin c and spinach contain Oxalate and hence patients with renal stones are asked to avoid them.
  3. Cysteine Stones-They are very rare.
  4. Struvite stones.
  5. Xanthine stones. 

Signs and symptoms

  1. Pain-There is typical radiating pain, starts at renal angle and radiates to thighs. In males pain goes from back to groin. This pain is known as Renal colic.
  2. Blood in urine Whenever the stone gets stuck in the urinary tract, it erodes the canal & thus causes bleeding. This blood passes out with urine. 
  3. Nausea
  4. Vomiting
  5. Foul Smelling Urine
  6. Chills
  7. Fever                                                                                                                    

Diagnosis of kidney stones:

Clinically, the typical sharp, spasmodic pain, beginning in the back and going to thighs referred as renal colic is the most important primary sign of kidney stone. It may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting. The kidney stones can be diagnosed by various other modalities listed below

Imaging Techniques:

 X-Rays – an x-ray of KUB (kidney, ureters, and bladder) region of abdomen usually shows the shadow of stones on the x ray film.

Ultrasound of Abdomen (USG) –This is the common imaging study which diagnoses even the radiopaque stones that are not seen in X-rays Studies.
CT scan: All stones are detected in a CTScan except very fine calculi made of very fine drug residues like Indinavir.

Intravenous Pyelogram – (IVP) - It is a dye study, a dye is injected followed by multiple X-rays of KUB Region. It shows the position of uroliths in the ureters, bladder or urethra.

Retrograde Pyelogram: the study technique is similar to IVP except the dye being injected a AT THE JUNCTION OF URETER & BLADDER.

Blood Tests:

Urine examination 

In patients with recurrent renal stones following investigations are required:
  • Serum calcium, measured fasting on three occasions to exclude hyperparathyroidism
  • Serum uric acid
  • Urinary urate, calcium and phosphate in a 24 hour collection. The urine should also be screened for cysteine.
  • Analysis of any stone passed

Management of renal stones:

Dietary Management of kidney stones-fluid intake should be increased
Salt forming chemicals don’t crystalize when dilute hence drink more water &
Calcium & oxalate restriction-Foods rich in calcium & oxalate are to be avoided. All green leafy vegetables, fish, milk & milk products, oil seeds like coconut water are to be avoided.

Avoid Vitamin & mineral supplements
Avoid fruits and vegetables with hard seeds like tomato, brinjal, ladies finger and guava.In case of Uric stone; avoid purine rich food and decrease animal protein.

Homeopathy treatment of renal calculus:
Homeopathy has achieved abundant success in cases of renal needs no praises. Some of the famous medicines are nux vomica, ocimum, lycopodium etc

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