Homeopathy treats the whole person. It uses small doses that are tailored specifically to each individual case based on symptoms and medical history. The aim of homeopathic treatment is not just symptom relief but also improvement of overall health. To find out how it works, let’s look at some common conditions like diabetes.
Homeopathy and Diabetes
The word “diabetes” comes from a Greek term meaning “to pass through dryness.” This aptly describes what happens when blood doesn’t have enough insulin to bring down blood sugar levels after eating food or drinking water. Type 1, type 2, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – all refer to this condition. There are many natural ways to treat these types of diabetes. But if you want something safe and effective, then go ahead and try homeopathy first!
This approach has been used successfully since ancient times because its principles focus on balancing your body’s energy channels rather than suppressing symptoms as in conventional drug therapy.
With homeopathy, there is (virtually) no need to worry about side effects either (unless you happen to be allergic to something specific included in the remedies).
Let’s take a closer look at how homeopathy can help manage diabetic patients who suffer from hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
How Homeopathy Works
When we talk about treating any disease with homeopathic medicines, the main thing to keep in mind is that they work on the fundamental theory of ‘similars’. Similia means likenesses. So, similitudes of certain physical characteristics and reactions between two different things are important. For example, if one apple makes an arthritic finger swell, then taking another apple will relieve pain.
If you’re suffering from diabetes, the best way to understand your illness is to know yourself better. To do this, ask yourself these questions:
- What do your typical day looks like?
- How does your diet change during episodes of high blood sugar?
- Are you active throughout the day?
- Do you notice changes in moods or behaviors?
These answers will give you clues as to which remedy might be suitable for you.
A Case Study
A general practitioner may prescribe several medications to address specific symptoms associated with diabetes. However, most doctors agree that diabetes should be treated holistically instead of focusing too much on single organ systems such as pancreas or brain. In other words, diabetes isn’t simply a problem of the endocrine system so why restrict yourself to only using drugs that come under that category. A good homeopath will carefully evaluate your complete clinical picture before recommending a course of action.
While waiting for test results, he’ll consider possible causes of your symptoms including nutritional deficiencies, infections, allergies, hormonal imbalances etc. He’ll study your family background, lifestyle habits and emotional state. Once his analysis is complete, he’ll choose a remedy accordingly.
…diabetes isn’t simply a problem of the endocrine system so why restrict yourself to only using drugs that come under that category.
Now, here are three popular remedies for controlling elevated blood sugars naturally…
- Nux Vomica 30C-120C (Sugar, Blood)
Nux vomica helps regulate carbohydrate metabolism in diabetics along with lowering cholesterol levels. Its bitter taste masks sweet flavors making it very appealing for those who dislike sweets. It relieves constipation and spasms intestinal walls. Nux vivica improves digestion while calming the nervous system that gets overactive in stress. When taken regularly, nux reduces craving for sugary foods.
Symptoms include irregularity in bowel movements, flatulence, diarrhea, stomach cramps, irritability, headaches, memory loss, mental confusion, paleness, weakness, weight gain, fatigue, excessive thirst, frequent urination, sudden drop in temperature, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, restlessness, lack of sleep, chest tightness, shortness of breath, heavy head, tingling sensations around mouth or tongue, abdominal discomfort, bloating, joint pains, muscle aches, trembling hands, difficulty swallowing, and breathing difficulties.
- Merc Sol 100C (Blood)
Merc sol addresses problems related to circulation, respiratory function, and digestive tract. It promotes normal functioning of kidneys, liver, heart, muscles, nerves, teeth, hair, skin, eyes, ears, nose, salivary glands, lungs, intestines, and lymphatic vessels. Regular use of merc sol eases symptoms related to hot flushes, night sweating, menopausal complaints, rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis, sinusitis, hemorrhoids, bronchial asthma, chronic laryngitis, cough, deafness, tuberculosis, influenza virus infection, and malaria.
It prevents complications arising due to poor circulation, impotence, urinary incontinence, jaundice, cataracts, eczema, psoriasis, leprosy, phlebitis, tumors, and uterine fibroids. Also, it heals wounds faster without causing scarring. Symptoms include burning sensation in molars and gums, numbness, swelling, heaviness, darkening of urine color, stinging pain in bladder area, pale lips, severe headache, dull vision, vertigo, backache, sleepless nights, weak limbs, tiredness, nasal congestion, painful menstruation, and slow healing of cuts & injuries.
- Pulsatilla 6X-30C(Fat) [No Longer Available]
Pulsatilla restores balance within the entire organism. It stimulates secretion of pancreatic juices into duodenum thus regulating glycemic response. Fatty acids contained within pulsatilla increase utilization of carbohydrates thereby promoting their conversion into glycogen. Pulsatilla enhances uptake of nutrients in cells and tissues. This increases metabolic rate that leads to enhanced appetite. Therefore, patients tend to eat less leading to reduction in fat deposits. Diuretic effect of pulsatilla encourages elimination of waste products from the bloodstream. It improves absorption capacity of intestine resulting in increased caloric intake. As a result, excess calories get converted to triglycerides that are later eliminated via feces.
Common indications include obesity, fatty degenerative diseases, edema, scurvy, kidney stones, eye inflammation, arthritis, hay fever, toothaches, insect bites, leg ulcers, cancerous growths, acne vulgaris etc. Symptoms include tenderness of joints, feeling of fullness in abdomen, indigestion, belching, coughing up mucus, insomnia, dry mouth, rash, runny nose, sore throats, enlarged thyroid gland, forgetfulness, fainting spells, and depression.
Diabetic Cures with Homeopathy
In addition to providing symptomatic relief, homeopathy can be life changing. Most people don’t realize that even simple lifestyle modifications like exercise, healthy diets, and avoiding alcohol can make a huge difference to managing GDM. You don’t have to live a sedentary life though. If anything, being more physically active actually protects against developing diabetes later on. And yes, you guessed right: regular consumption of homeopathic remedies can improve your overall health while helping you cope with stressful situations.
- Colchicum 0.5P-6X(Vitamins/ Minerals)
Colchicum strengthens fetal development and regulates maternal nutrition. During early weeks of pregnancy, colchicum relaxes smooth muscles in uterus and vagina. Hence, it inhibits contractions of womb wall and facilitates easy passing of fetus through mother’s pelvis. After delivery, it maintains tone of pelvic floor muscles preventing postpartum prolapse. It keeps breasts sensitive and supple. Milk flow is regulated well. Mother feels energetic and calm all day long. Symptoms include tension in lower belly region, breast engorgement, profuse perspiration, exhaustion, irregular periods, occasional menstrual spotting, low sex drive, and loose motions.
Take 3 drops every hour or half hourly. Take it until labor starts. Then reduce frequency to twice daily. Keep bottle near bedside table.
Note: Avoid exposure of newborn babies to fumes / vapors of petroleum distillate. Petroleum distillates contain poisonous substances such as benzene. They cause damage to vital organs especially central nervous system.
You could say that homeopathy gives you a holistic approach towards dealing with diabetes. Rather than relying only on medication to control blood sugar levels, it focuses on maintaining optimal health. That’s why you should seek professional advice from someone experienced in homeopathy. Don’t hesitate to consult your doctor for further tests and evaluation. Your experience with homeopathy would certainly provide valuable insights into finding your own unique path to wellness.