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Date posted: January 28, 2012

Dr.Tridib Sarkar
Homeopathy for Women’s Health:  Homeopathy can offer good health to women in all stages of their lives from infancy through old age. It is beneficial for the full range of emotional, mental and physical problems that a woman is likely to experience, and can help her through the transitional and developmental milestones of her life.

During the teen years homeopathy can help with the hormonal changes of puberty and the acne that often appears at this time, but primarily it can assist with the emotional upheavals, which frequently occur as little girls make the transition to womanhood. Later in life when a woman gets pregnant, or has a hard time conceiving (homeopathy can help with problems of infertility), it can assist with difficulties frequently encountered, such as morning sickness and depression. By treating the mother during pregnancy and making her as healthy as she can be, we can insure that the baby will be born healthy and free of inherited diseases.

By treating throughout pregnancy, we also assist the mother to go through childbirth safely and joyfully. The homeopathic healing art is beneficial in helping women overcome the effects of hormonal shocks to the system, which can occur after a difficult birth, abortion, hysterectomy, and the use of birth control pills. Sepia, a remedy made from the inky juice of the Cuttlefish is a commonly prescribed remedy for women who have lost their spunk after a hormonal shock. Just as the Cuttlefish spreads an inky cloud around itself, so the woman needing Sepia envelops herself in a cloud of gloom. She feels emotionally flat, and has an inability to express love or display affection to her husband and children. She loses her sex drive and wants to be left alone; feeling too tired to cope with housework, and from weakness resents any demands on her time and energies.

This therapeutic science is extremely beneficial to women during menopause. Remedies such as Lachesis are able to help women pass through this transition with relative ease. As the remedies initiate healing process symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, lack of energy, weepiness, and anxiety begin to gradually disappear in such a subtle fashion that the person is unaware of how they passed.

Homeopathy for Women’s Health:
Homeopathy can be used to treat many common physical and emotional symptoms associated with menstrual cycles, hormone imbalances, and pre-menstrual syndrome. Because of its emphasis on treating the whole patient on a physical,mental, and emotional level, it is ideally suited for treating the wide range of possible symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. Because homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s healing system to regain a sense of balance, problems involving hormonal imbalances respond well to homeopathic treatment.

Benefits of homeopathic treatment for women:
Homeopathic remedies are completely non-toxic and without side-effects. Hence, they can safely be ingested during pregnancy when other types of medicines cannot be freely prescribed.

Further, when the mother is homeopathically treated during pregnancy, the foetus is also being treated. Since treatment is constitutional and not symptomatic, both mother and child will be healthier, ensuring an easier pregnancy and delivery.

Ideally, both parents should be treated before the baby is conceived as remedies act very deeply, right down to the genetic level. For example, a woman who has two children with cleft lips will be able to have a third normal child if given the correct homeopathic treatment before conceiving the child.

Regarding post-partum depression, much misery can be alleviated by homeopathic treatment; remedies work quickly and effectively in such cases.
Homeopathy offers a safe and effective solution to the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause compared to HRT which has been found to cause many side effects ranging from nausea and varicose veins to strokes and cancer.

Many women suffer from hormonal imbalance. Homeopathy is able to correct this imbalance and bring out the positive aspects of the personality. Further, many women suffer from low self-esteem in our male dominant world. Homeopathic treatment strengthens the life force and enables the woman to have a stronger sense of self. The patient becomes more stable emotionally, more confident and independent. In many cases, there can be a dramatic change for the better.

2.What conditions can be treated? Almost any affliction! Many examples are listed under categories below. The rest of this page will highlight several conditions through remedy descriptions.

Physical – anaemia, chloasma (skin pigmentation), chronic fatigue, constipation, cystitis, genital warts, gestational diabetes, growths, hemorrhage, herpes, hot flashes, IBS, incontinence, insufficient breast milk, mastitis, morning sickness, osteoporosis, piles, PMS, poor libido, prolapse, recovery from surgery, tendency to miscarriage, thrush, thyroid imbalance, vaginal infections, varicose veins.

Emotional – anger, disappointed love, fright, guilt, grief, irritability, mood swings, post-traumatic stress disorder (eg after sexual abuse), weepiness.

Mental – anxiety, depression, eating disorders, fears eg of flying, having a deformed baby, low confidence, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, pessimism, post-partum depression, sleep disturbances, stagefright, timidity.

3.Menstrualdifficulties
Pulsatilla: Pulsatilla has a special affinity for the reproductive system of both sexes. In the woman, all kinds of menstrual difficulties ranging from missed periods to excessive and painful bleeding can be treated with Pulsatilla. The Pulsatilla woman is emotional, timid and dependent with changeable moods. She is warm-blooded and likes the open air. She may crave or be averse to fats and is generally thirstless.

Sepia
This is one of the most important uterine remedies. Sepia has a bearing down sensation in the pelvis; her menses may be late and scanty, or early and profuse. She is often worn out by domestic duties but is stimulated by strenuous exercise. Sepia is chilly and irritable, craves sour foods and prefers solitude.

4.Fertility issues: Agnus castus: Agnus castus has low vitality, which may be caused by overindulgence in alcohol, drugs or sex. She feels depressed and anxious about her health; her mind is dull with poor memory. There is loss of libido, scanty menses and sterility.

Caulophyllum
Many problems arising from a weak uterus can be resolved with Caulophyllum: amenorrhea, infertility, miscarriage in the first trimester, arrested labour. It also has pain and stiffness in the small joints. The Caulophyllum woman is thirsty, chilly and nervous with erratic moods. Her pains are also erratic, darting here and there.

5.Pregnancy problems:CimicifugaThe Cimicifuga mother is nervous, excitable and full of irrational fears. She is constantly worried that something will happen to her or her foetus. She tends to get neuralgias and rheumatic pains which are worse from cold and drafts. Cimicifuga often has stiffness and pain in the neck.

Ipecacuanha
Most pregnant women experience morning sickness during their first trimester. Some experience it throughout their pregnancy, which is very debilitating. This can be resolved by Ipecacuanha, if the symptoms fit. The Ipecacuanha mother has constant nausea unrelieved by vomiting; she may also have a severe headache. She feels hot and is, not surprisingly, very irritable!

6.Post-partum depression-Liliumtigrinum: The Lilium tigrinum depression is of a hysterical nature – with constant weeping, screaming, cursing and striking at whoever irritates her. She is impossible to please; consolation only aggravates. She has fears – of disease, insanity, and impending misfortune. She is likely to have sub involution of the uterus. 

Nux vomica
Nux vomica is ambitious, career-minded and impatient. When a Nux vomica woman is forced to go on maternity leave, she becomes depressed and resentful. She hates being a housewife, being housebound, and may resent her baby to the extent that she feels like throwing him out of the window!

7.Menopause
Lachesis
Lachesis has hot flushes without perspiration. She may also have palpitations. During the night, she wakes up feeling suffocated. Generally, she feels worse after sleep. Most of her symptoms are left-sided. Lachesis angers easily and has a suspicious nature. She may have a strong fear of snakes.

Ustilago
Ustilago has a tendency to hemorrhage. She has excessive menses, often with dark clots, when approaching menopause. This may be due to a uterine fibroid. She feels depressed and irritable, and gets headaches from her menstrual irregularities.

Staphysagria
The Staphysagria woman is sweet and suppressed. She has low self-esteem and is unable to stand up for herself. She endures much humiliation and abuse from her parents, in-laws or spouse. She has a nervous cough. Staphysagria develops colic and cystitis from suppressed anger. She is also prone to styes, warts and wounds which fester.

Premenstrual Syndrome: When treating a patient for PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), the homeopathic practitioner will select the most appropriate remedy that covers the range of symptoms experienced. These may include fluid retention, breast tenderness, headaches, irritability, weepiness, mood swings.

Homeopathic treatment is also effective in treating problems associated with menstruation – heavy bleeding, prolonged periods, painful periods, absent periods, etc. It is quite common for women who have experienced debilitating menstrual cramps for many years to have pain-free menstrual cycles after treatment.

Homeopathy is commonly used to treat uterine fibroids, and homeopathic treatment may prevent the need for a hysterectomy.

Symptoms of menopause also respond to homeopathy – hot flushes, insomnia, mood swings. See the section on Homeopathy during menopause for more information.

Homeopathy can also be used to treat infertility conditions. Homeopathy can also help couples conceive even when there is no known medical reason for the infertility.

The range of conditions that may be treated with homeopathy is very wide, and includes cystitis, migraines, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, depression, insomnia, eczema, hay fever, bladder infections, gallstones or kidney stones, respiratory ailments, etc.

In addition, homeopathic treatment is safe and effective during pregnancy. It can help with symptoms of morning sickness, heartburn, constipation, and hemorrhoids.

Increasing numbers of women are making use of homeopathy during labour and childbirth, and homeopathic treatment can be very helpful after delivery, or during breast-feeding.

Homeopathy is truly a friend to women. It is a comprehensive system of medicine which is able to meet the needs of people in all facets of their lives, and through all of life’s transitions. By strengthening the immune system and helping to balance the mind and the emotions, homeopathy can help women achieve the higher purposes of their lives, and feel their very best.

The authors are medical doctors and trained practitioners of homeopathy. Their surprisingly concise, two-page introductory section defines homeopathy and gives its history, its proposed mechanism of action, preparation of remedies, how to use the book, and how to take the remedies. Part 1 consists of 10 thematic chapters on the full range of women’s health concerns (e.g., digestive system, pregnancy, and postpartum), with entries in each for up to 20 conditions or ailments.

Homeopathy is ideal for those looking for a safe and natural, as well as complete system of medicine, especially those wanting to take more responsibility for their own health. Homeopathy can be used to treat most illnesses – whether chronic, acute, or first aid.

The question of what diseases are treated by homeopathy is one of the most common. This is not surprising, given that the patient is interested in the treatment of a particular disease and it is important for her to know whether homeopathy in treating this particular disease.

Homeopathy essentially is a natural therapy that stimulates the body’s own immune system to fight illness and allow the symptoms of a disease to dissipate. Unlike an invasive system like allopathy—a word coined by Hahnemann—which cures by killing invading organisms, replacing hormones or interfering with a disease process. All homeopathic formulations are of plant, animal or mineral origin. Some common homeopathic medicines are derived from plants such as belladonna, arnica, and chamomile; minerals such as mercury and sulfur; animal products like sepia (squid ink) and lachesis (snake venom); and, rarely, biochemical substances such as histamine or human growth factor.

Meanwhile, this question is not entirely correct. Homeopathy is not treating a disease with “a name” but rather a specific patient with well-defined symptoms – signs of the disease.

Many diseases of the female genital system and mammary glands are usually effectively cured by homeopathy and the same is true for chronic inflammatory diseases of female reproductive system.

Download this detailed training module : www.similima.com/pdf/homoeopathy-women.pdf

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