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CHIKUNGUNYA

Homoeopathy has a very good scope in the treatment of chikungunya. Initially indicated
acute remedies may give relief which may be followed by constitutional remedy in order
to get rid of post fever arthralgia

Homeopathy offers many medicines which may help in Chikungunya. These include
medicines like Eupatorium-perf, Pyroginum, Rhus-tox, Cedron, Influenzinum, China, Arnica,
Belladona, Bryonia, Nux vomica, Sulphur etc. Eupatorium Perfoliatum Q (tincture, 3 to 5
drop dose) will remove the debilitating joint pains and cut short the intensity and duration of
the disease. Other potencies may be used according to the intensity of the case. In
Andhrapradesh medicines such as Eupatorium200 & Belladonna has cured number of cases.

Important rubrics that can be selected based on symptom totality (Synthesis Repertory)

1. FEVER CHILLINESS with


2. FEVER ERUPTIVE fevers
3. EXTREMITIES PAIN fever during
4. EXTREMITIIES PAIN joints
5. GENERALS SWELLING joints of
6. BACK PAIN fever during
7. HEAD PAIN heat during
8. STOMACH NA USEA fever
9. STOMACH VOMITING heat during
10. GENERALS WEAKNESS fever during

Medicines:
Nux vomica 19/8
Natrum mur 17/9
Bryonia 16/7
Eup. Per 15/6
Pulsatilla 14/7
Rhustox 11/5

Predominant Miasm: Psora

Indications of some important Homoeopathic remedies:


1. Eupatorium perfoliatium: Pain in the limbs and muscles with fever. There may be
severe bone pain. Swelling of ankles and feet. Aching pain in bones of extremities with
soreness of flesh.great thirst, perspiration relieves all symptoms except head ache.200
potency is found to be more effective. This medicine is highly effective in post fever
arthralgia (Mother tincture 5 drops tds for 3-5 days)
2. Gelsemium: associated with severe headache and coryza. Thirstlessness, slow pulse,
muscular pains. There may be drowsiness, dullness and dizziness. < In damp weather.

3. Rhustox: Fever with polyarthritis and maculopapular rashes. Pain and stiffness in joints.
< first motion. Rheumatism in cold seasons. Restlessness. < Cold. Wet, Rainy weather.200
potency is most effective

4. Bryonia: Fever with aching in every muscle. Dry mouth with excessive thirst, knees stiff
and painful. Joints red, swollen, and hot with stitching and tearing pain. < by motion; better
rest. Bursting, splitting headache as if everything would be pressed out.

5. Ars Alb: Restlessness and anxiety during fever, severe weakness. Unquenchable thirst,
nausea and vomiting. Fever< mid day or midnight.

6. Pulsatilla:- Fever with chilliness,thirstlessness and wandering joint pains

7. China: Pain in the limbs and joints as if sprained. < slight touch.
> Hard pressure. Swollen joints. Debilitating night sweats.

8. Belladona: High fever with burning heat. No thirst with fever. Joints swollen, red, shining
with red streaks radiating. Heat, redness, throbbing and burning.

9. Pyrogen: Septic fevers, temperature rises rapidly. Great heat with profuse hot sweat. But
sweating does not cause a fall in temperature, aching in limb and bones.

10. Nux vomica: fever with chilliness, nausea vomiting, ineffectual urging for stool.

11. Sulphur: used as an intercurrent.

Recently a homoeopathic doctor claims that he will cure chikungunya with a single dose
of Polyporus Pinicoloa 1000x

Understanding Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a medical system that uses infinitesimal doses of natural


substances to stimulate a person's immune system and body's natural
defenses. Homeopathic remedies are named for the plant or animal ingredients
they are made from. Homeopathy not only offers relief from temporary disorders but,
can provide long term healing of a person due to its individual and "wholistic"
approach. This often leads to a complete recovery from the dis-ease, as well as,
providing an improved understanding of the patient's situation. This type of healing
makes it easier and possible to avoid recurrence or relapses in the future and,
homeopathy stimulates the body's natural defense system by reestablishing
normal immune system and cell functioning.
Homeopathics are created by taking the remedy: a plant, mineral, chemical, or
animal substance, diluting it in water and shaking it vigorously. The more it is
sequentially diluted and shaken, the more potent the medicine. This is why
minuscule doses are used.

"Like cures Like". Here are some perfect examples:

* A full strength dose of Ipeca will cause vomiting.


In a very diluted dose, it becomes a remedy to control nausea and vomiting.

* Coffee before bed will generally cause a sleepless night.


In an infinitesimal dose, it is used to treat insomnia.

*A large dose of sodium sulfate will characteristically provoke diarrhea.


An infinitesimal or homeopathic dose can cure that same type of diarrhea.

In general, the first session with a homeopath is for him/her to get to know your
genetic heritage, lifelong health history, body type, psychological type, and present
symptoms. The homeopath will ask many questions which seem out of the norm
from a conventional doctor, but you must remember, his job is to consider your
"whole" person.

He will ask questions like:


1. What time of day is your energy highest and lowest?
2. What type of weather or temperature do you love, hate?
3. How are you affected by being in the mountains, seashore?
4. What foods do you crave, are averse to, irritated by?
5. What position do you sleep in?
6. What dreams do you remember?
7. How does motion or lying down affect you?

There are hundreds of remedies with homeopathy as well as other modalities that
employ the same theory called the Doctrine of Signatures. Start by looking at
Avoiding the Antidotes. These are the contraindications when taking homeopathic
remedies. Check Determining Dosage to understand how to take homeopathic
remedies. Match Signs and Symptoms in order to choose the Best Homeopathic
Remedy. Homeopathy is a profound and great integrative therapy that can be used
in conjunction with many other forms of health care.

Homeopathic remedies can complement conventional drugs. There are no


contraindications and no known side effects.

Avoiding the Antidotes


Homeopathic remedies are powerful remedies but they work in such small doses
that they can easily be compromised! According to Classic Homeopathy, the
following antidotes should be avoided:

Avoid heat, light, moisture.


Keep homeopathic remedies tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. The steam in your
bathroom may not be a safe place for them. Consider an area outside of the
medicine chest.

Refrain from mint.


Mint or peppermint toothpaste, mint in your ice tea or mint chocolate chip ice cream
should all be avoided during the time you are using homeopathic remedies.

Avoid Aromatics.
Menthol, camphor, tiger balm and perfume can neutralize homeopathic remedies.

Don't touch.
Pour the remedy pills from the bottle into the cap. Then pour them under your
tongue. The oil from your hands can affect them.

Not with meals.


Take one half hour before eating or one to two hours after.

Don't chew or swallow.


Dissolve homeopathic pellets under the tongue. They absorb quickly into the
bloodstream this way. Homeopathic drops can be taken the same way or in a glass
of water.

Avoid stimulants.
Avoid smoking, coffee and caffeine especially within 30 minutes of taking
homeopathic remedies.

Determining Dosage and Dilution

Whenever possible, take a remedy at bedtime, as the body is at rest. During the
day try to take the remedy away from meals, at least 1/2 hour before eating, and
at least one hour after eating because while the body is busy digesting food there
can be a digestive upset with certain remedies. In an acute case, such as an injury,
take the remedy immediately no matter when you have eaten. The mouth should
also be free of any strong tastes. You may drink liquids shortly before and after
taking a remedy. If you are taking a remedy several times a day, try to schedule
some of the doses before bed, upon waking and during the day.

Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where
self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower
potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for
use are usually printed on the label.

Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one
dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the
remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose
may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual.
Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may
be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less)
can be sufficient.

If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different


remedy.

Read the recommended dosage for each remedy, which usually is to be taken
before meals unless indicated otherwise. Homeopathic remedies are comprised of
natural ingredients and will cause no harm if you take too much.

Purposely taking more than the prescribed dosage will not result in an enhanced
effect. If you take too little, or miss a dose, just continue on as normal with your next
scheduled dose. Missing dosages will only result in the remedy being less effective.

Homeopathic drops should be placed onto the tongue so that they are directly
absorbed by the mucous membranes. Should the taste be too strong, a few drops of
water may be added.

What is a dilution?

A homeopathic medicine is obtained by using the process of successive dilutions


of a mother tincture in order to achieve the maximum benefit for a particular
symptom. The mother tincture is created by breaking a substance down and then
dissolving it in alcohol or water, depending on the substance.

Homeopathic dilutions are made by dissolving 1 part of an active ingredient, for


example Apis, with 9 parts of an inactive ingredient such as water or alcohol. This
1:9 ratio is referred to as a "D" dilution. Each time the mixture is diluted, called a
succession, it has to be shaken by hand in a certain way to achieve the desired
effect.

By combining one part mother tincture with 9 parts alcohol/water, we reach D1


dilution (expressed as 1x in the product description). Each dilution factor has
different properties and affects different symptoms. Homeopathic medicines may
have different dilutions of the same mother tincture depending on the desired effects.
If you read 'Apis 4x' on our label, it means one part Apis was mixed with 9 parts of
alcohol/water, resulting in Apis 1x. One part Apis 1x was then added to 9 parts
alcohol/water in order to get Apis 2x (D2) which combined with 9 parts alcohol/water
gives us Apis 3x (D3). One more succession brings us to Apis 4x (D4).

Signs and Symptoms

Modalities are the modifying influences and circumstances which either ameliorate
(influences, which make the symptoms feel better), or aggravate (influences, which
make the symptoms worse). Modalities include many factors and stimuli as
perceived by the patient. Modalities may have to do with temperature, weather,
climate, movement, activity, time, right and left side, sensations, physical contact,
foods, drinks, etc. They are the sensory manner and mode of how the symptoms
are felt by the individual, and they are a most important criterion in choosing the right
remedy.

Best Homeopathic Remedies

*Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional


medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health
problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please
consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have
regarding your condition. The information provided is for educational purposes only
and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription of any kind. The decision
to use, or not to use, any information is the sole responsibility of the reader.

ABSENTMINDEDNESS

Absentmindedness, poor memory, fatigue and a feeling of being "spaced out " can
occur with prolonged stress or overwork. Taking homeopathic Nux Moschata 30X
(derived from the common nutmeg) twice a day can sharpen your memory and have
you feeling like yourself again.

ANXIETY AFTER UPSETTING EVENTS

Anxiety after an upsetting event may be expected, but we can still seek relief with
homeopathy. Anxiety, apprehension and worry can often be relieved by homeopathic
Kali Phosphoricum.

ANXIETY DURING LABOR

Feelings of anxiety during labor and delivery can occur with both new and
experienced moms. Aconite 30C taken every 30 minutes can have a profoundly
calming effect and help to promote a healthy delivery.

ARTHRITIS

Kali Carbonicum is often considered for symptoms of arthritis; pain in the lower
back, shoulder blades or knees; wakefulness between 2 and 4 a.m.; sensitivity to
cold weather and feelings of anxiety felt in the stomach or solar plexus. Someone
needing this remedy may have a conservative nature.

BLISTERS

Blister formation can be caused from heat or repetitive irritation to the skin. Soak the
area in Calendula, let it air dry, and take homeopathic Cantharis every few hours.

BREAST FEEDING (Painful)

Arnica will relieve breast pain during nursing, especially if Arnica was not given
directly after childbirth. The homeopathic remedy Conium will be helpful, especially
if the breast pain goes from left side to right side. Take the 30C potency twice a day
as needed.

BRITTLE NAILS

Nails which break or split easily should be protected from harsh detergents and from
over washing. Use a good pair of rubber gloves while washing dishes, and take
Homeopathic Alumina 30x as the label directs.

BRUISES

A lack of vitamin C or K can make us more prone to easy bruising. Consider Ledum
30c four times a day for bruised areas that feel cold to the touch, or for bruises that
seem to last quite a long time. Ledum also speeds the healing of a black eye.

CHEMOTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS

Chemotherapy for cancer. This medical treatment can result in a variety of side
effects, the least of which is fatigue and hair loss. Homeopathic Cadmium
Sulphuricum 6C, twice a day, can help to minimize the side effects of potent
chemotherapy drugs and so ease the burden on the body.

CHILDREN'S ANXIETY
Children can be excited and anxious for the holiday break from school. Often this
makes it hard to keep their minds on homework and exams. Giving Homeopathic
Anacardium 30x twice a day will help them stay focused and make the wait a little
easier.

COLD SORES

The herpes simplex virus is the infectious cause of cold sores, sometimes called
fever blisters, so do not touch the eyes or genitals after touching a cold sore.
Symptoms may last from three to seven days. To help quickly destroy the virus, use
Rhus Tox 12c four times a day for five days. Also helpful is a cream made from the
amino acid L-lysine, and the avoidance of peanuts and chocolate.

CONSTIPATION
In homeopathy, longstanding constipation is seen as a continual problem requiring
treatment by a homeopathic physician. For temporary or mild symptoms, Nux
Vomica 30x taken every few hours can relieve the unproductive urging that can
include chilliness, irritability or impatience.

CRAVING SALT

A small amount of salt can be part of a healthy diet, but too much has negative
health consequences. Homeopathic Natrum Muriaticum, taken once a day for 7
days, can moderate a strong desire for salt.

DANDRUFF
The flaking and itching of the scalp can be due to eczema, psoriasis or a simple
fungal infection. Sulphur 30x twice a day can relieve these symptoms. Use a gentle
shampoo without mint, menthol, eucalyptus or tea tree oil.

DENTAL 'DRY SOCKET'

A 'dry socket' is an occasional complication from a tooth extraction. Often painful,


this condition is worse for touch or pressure and better for warmth. Homeopathic
Hypericum 30C and a liquid tincture of Salvia Officinalis as a mouth rinse can
speed healing. If you are having a tooth pulled, be careful about rinsing the mouth
too vigorously or sucking too hard on a straw as these things can contribute to the
development of dry socket.

DETOXIFICATION

Nux Vomica is a useful homeopathic remedy for the side effects of prescription
drugs, and for vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and nausea. It can ease the
withdrawal effects from alcohol, tobacco and even sugar.

ERECTILE DISFUNCTION
When considering natural treatment for erectile dysfunction, consider Homeopathic
Avena Sativa which can offer help for this condition. In one study, 90% of men in the
trial showed evidence of enhanced libido and increased sexual performance.

EXCESSIVE PERSPIRATION

Moderate, odorless perspiration is quite normal, but excessive perspiration can be a


nuisance. This condition can occur even in winter, perhaps in extreme quantity, mild
odor and/or staining of clothing. Homeopathic Mercurius 30C, taken once a day, can
alleviate this problem.

EYE STRAIN

Too much reading, studying or computer work can result in eyes that ache or burn.
Difficulty in focusing or headaches can also be present with eye strain. Use
Homeopathic Pilocarpus 30c at the first sign of irritation.

FATIGUE AND DOUBLE DUTY


College students work hard. Mental fatigue during studies and then putting in a
double shift at work. Homeopathic Carbo Vegetabilis can have a reviving effect on
mental and physical energy after long hours of work and study.

FEAR OF NEEDLES
A fear of receiving an injection at a doctor's office is common in children. When this
fear is present in an adult, and includes a fear or hyper-awareness of other sharp
objects such as acupuncture needles, pins and knives, we can look to homeopathy
for assistance. Take homeopathic Silicea as the label indicates.

FEVERS (Periodic)
For weakness and fevers that go up and down with regularity, give Cina 30C every 4
hours. This is also a great remedy for flu symptoms accompanied by cyclic fevers.

FLEA BITES

Whether your a pet owner who may have pets with flea problems or are dealing with
a flea problem from another source, you can take Pulex Irritans 30X three times a
day for 3 to 5 days.

GRINDING THE TEETH


Grinding the teeth, known as bruxism, may require a dental visit for an adjustment of
the bite or even for a bite guard to protect the teeth. Homeopathic Arsenicum
Album 30x is used for this condition that occurs during sleep. Give one dose at
bedtime for five nights.

HAY FEVER

Hay fever in many areas of the country makes its appearance in late summer and
can continue until mid autumn. Sabadilla 30x suits symptoms including burning or
red eyelids, spasmodic sneezing and runny nose, watery eyes on going out of doors,
and itching or tickling sensation in the ears.

IMPOTENCE/HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS

Impotence can occur as a side effect of medication taken for high blood pressure.
Instead of taking yet another drug with potentially dangerous side effects, take
Homeopathic Lycopodium 30C once each day. This will help in treating impotence
problems.

INDENTED TONGUE

Early mornings before breakfast are a good time to examine the tongue for general
signs of health. If you notice imprints from the teeth on the sides of the tongue, this is
a sign often observed in someone who would benefit from the homeopathic remedy
Mercurious Solubis.

INTESTINAL FLU

When intestinal flu spreads, we experiences weakness, vomiting and/or diarrhea.


Take normal precautions (wash the hands constantly) to prevent the spread to family
members, and take Homeopathic Veratrum Album 30X three to four times a day to
relieve the symptoms.

IRRITABILITY AND OLDER CHILDREN

We utilize Chamomilla for irritable young children, but what about older children and
teenagers? Look for symptoms such as restlessness, wanting to be left alone and
feeling worse for comfort. Homeopathic Cina 30X can calm these storms and help
older children and teens to feel much better.
KIDNEY STONES

Kidney stones can be made of calcium and other minerals and should be checked by
your medical practitioner to prevent future occurrence of this very painful condition.
For emergency use, Homeopathic Berberis 12c every 20 minutes can offer relief.

LEG CRAMPS

Sometimes these cramps, or "charley horses," can be caused by a calcium or


magnesium deficiency, or may be related to poor circulation. Homeopathic
Magnesium Phosphoricum 30x, or Mag Phos for short, can bring quick relief with
a few doses taken five or ten minutes apart.

LOWER BACK PAIN


Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of situations such as too much or
improper lifting, bending, sports activities and misalignments of the vertebrae of the
spine. Homeopathic Bellis Perennis 30X is thought of as "Arnica for the lower back"
and can bring relief when taken as the label directs. If relief is only temporary, or if
lower back pain keeps recurring, see your chiropractor, osteopath or physical
medicine specialist.

MENSTRUAL PAIN

There are many types of menstrual pain. If menses pain extends down into the legs,
the most common treatments for pain may not be helpful. Homeopathic Sabina is
specific for this type of pain and will also be effective for lower back pain experienced
during menses.

MENTAL CONFUSION

Mental confusion can occur along with illness, stress, and advanced age. In early
stages, homeopathic Alumina can help reverse this process and restore mental
clarity.

NASAL POLYPS
People who suffer with chronic sinus conditions often have nasal polyps as well.
These polyps may exacerbate the sinus condition and may or may not lead to
bleeding. Homeopathic Phosphorous can be an effective treatment.

NAUSEA DURING PREGNANCY


Morning sickness is most common during the second and third months of pregnancy,
and not just in the morning. Homeopathic Ipecac 30x suits symptoms that are worse
when lying down, includes watering of the mouth and may include diarrhea or
vomiting. Take Ipecac every hour until relief is obtained.

PUFFY EYES

Swelling of the eyelids on waking can occur from a variety of causes - allergy, illness
or tearfulness from the night before. Apis Melifica 30X taken every half hour for
three to five doses can quickly relieve the swelling.
SENSITIVE SCALP
A sore or sensitive scalp is sometimes a problem for small children. Even combing
the hair can be painful for sufferers of sensitive scalps. Homeopathtic Cinchona
Officinalis will relieve the sensitivity and discomfort, making it easier to care for your
child's hair.

SINUSITIS

Sinusitis with pain that feels worse on the left side may best respond to homeopathic
Spigilia. This remedy can relieve pain that may be sharp, that worsens with warmth
or with bending the head forward, and that's alleviated with a cold application.

SLEEPWALKING
Sleepwalking is more common in children between the ages of five and ten, and yet
can occur in adults and older children. Homeopathic Kali Bromatum 30c can quickly
solve this problem when given once before bed for seven consecutive nights.If
someone is sleepwalking, gently guide him or her back to bed without attempting to
wake him. A gate at the top of stairs can give a parent peace of mind regarding a
sleepwalking child.

SPINAL INJURIES

A spinal injury can occur very quickly, for example after a fall on the ice onto the
tailbone, or a whiplash injury from a car accident. If you are experiencing sharp pain
after a fall, or numbness and tingling after any injury, Homeopathic Hypericum 30X
taken twice a day will soothe irritated nerve tissue. In addition, Arnica 30X can be
taken for general trauma.

SPLINTERS
If a splinter can't easily be removed with tweezers, or if a small amount is left behind
after removal, Silica (Silicea) 30x four times a day for 3-7 days will help. The
homeopathic Silicea helps to promote expulsion of foreign bodies through the skin.
This remedy should not be given, except by a homeopathic physician, to a person
with a pacemaker or other implanted medical device.

STOMACH CRAMPS
Podophyllum 30X taken every 2 hours as needed can relieve cramping abdominal
pain that's accompanied by rumbling sounds in the abdomen and feelings of
weakness.

SWOLLEN ANKLES

A reader with a heart condition asked what she could take for swollen ankles.
Homeopathic Lycopodium 30X, twice a day, can relieve the pain and tightness from
this condition.

THRUSH
The same organism that causes vaginal infections is responsible for thrush infection
in infants. White patches can be present on the throat or tongue and you might
notice drooling or an offensive odor. Homeopathic Borax 30c given twice a day for
up to seven days can clear this condition. See your healthcare practitioner if this
infection persists or occurs repeatedly.

TOOTHACHE

Tooth pain that radiates to the ears may be relieved by homeopathic Mercurius. This
type of pain is often aggravated by cold air, night air, and biting. A great deal of
salivation will accompany a Mercurius toothache.

VOMITING AND DIARRHEA

Vomiting along with diarrhea can occur together in cases of abdominal flu or food
poisoning. Homeopathic Veratrum Album taken as the label directs will relieve
these symptoms and hasten recovery from the cause.

WHIPLASH

Most of us think of taking homeopathic Arnica at any sign of injury. If you should
suffer a whiplash injury as a result of a car accident, consider taking Hypericum
following your dose of Arnica. Hypericum will assist the healing of nerve tissue that
has been damaged and will help to reduce pain and inflammation.