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Relieving dyspnea with homoeopathy

Dyspnea is a respiratory disorder that can occur at any age. It can have multiple origins and can be linked to other medical conditions such as heart or respiratory diseases. Dyspnea can be inspiratory orr expiratory. Read more …

Relieving dysphonia with homoeopathy

Dysphonia is a disorder of the ENT sphere that is characterized by an alteration of the voice’s level, tone and intensity. When they reach 40 to 50 years old, some people start suffering from spasmodic dysphonia, which results in a voice disorder. In fact, the subject speaks jerkily, as if he or she is no longer able to control his or her voice. People suffering from dysphonia can choose to undergo speech therapy as soon as the first symptoms appear. Read more …

Treating dyspepsia with homoeopathy

Dyspepsia manifests itself by pain felt right above the abdomen. It is caused by a dysfunction affecting the stomach or the surrounding organs. Among the causes responsible for dyspepsia, once can include grastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This pathology results from stomach acid coming up the oesophagus. Indeed, this acid should be located in the stomach to help in the digestion of the food that it contains. This disease can lead to inflammations or lesions in the stomach, intestines or oesophagus. Read more …

Relieving arthralgia with homoeopathy

Arthralgia refers to all types of joint pain, although it is usually used to designate non-inflammatory conditions. When a person feels pain in multiple joints, it is called polyarthralgia. There are two main types of arthralgia: chronic and acute arthralgia. Acute arthralgia, which includes sprains, usually appears after an accident or trauma. However, certain types of joint pain are more difficult to explain than others, and may be of psychological or intellectual origin (overwork, etc.). As for chronic arthralgia, it is characterized by persistent pain. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two very common examples. Nonetheless, certain types of chronic arthralgia may be hereditary. Finally, arthritis is another type of joint pain. It is an infection of the joint, and may or may not be caused by an infection.

Symptoms of arthralgia

Arthralgia is characterized by pain of varying intensity on one or more joints in the body. Depending on the cause of the pathology, pain can manifest itself in different ways: if it is sometimes intensified by movements and physical efforts, in other cases it may develop during periods of rest The sensation of pain often takes the form of joint muscle stiffness. This feeling may be transient or recurrent, short-term or persistent. It can last up to an hour for pains of inflammatory type. In certain cases, the pain may affect several body parts.

In general, arthralgia shows no apparent physical symptoms, although it is sometimes accompanied by swelling and redness with burning sensations. In the more severe cases, pain makes movement difficult and may even completely paralyse the patient, as is the case of knee osteoarthritis. If the pain occurs at night, it may also affect sleep.

How to treat arthralgia with homoeopathy?

The care provided to relieve arthralgia differs depending on the cause of the pain. In general, the remedy recommended in case of joint pain is Rhus Toxicodendron, which is very effective in treating rheumatologic ailments. It is thus advised to take 5 granules of the homoeopathic treatment one to four times a day, depending on the pain’s persistence. Another recommended homoeopathic remedy is Luesinum 7 CH, which is particularly adapted for bone pain localized in the skull, ribs and shins, and which are strongly felt during the night. The exact dosage of Luesinum is to be determined by a doctor.

Some homoeopathic remedies are tailored to very specific symptoms. For example, if the pain is caused by movement and physical effort, it can be relieved by taking 5 granules of Bryonia alba 5 CH daily. On the other hand, if the pain occurs during resting periods, especially in the early morning, the most suitable remedy is Rhus toxicodendron 9 CH, of which 5 granules should be taken daily. Some types of joint pains appear due to atmospheric humidity. In this case, the recommended remedy is Dulcamara 9 CH, of which 5 granules should be taken per day. To relieve interphalangeal joint pain, it is advisable to resort to Caulophyllum thalictroides 5 CH. The treatment lasts 3 months, during which the patient needs to be administered 5 granules three times a day.

When should you consult a doctor?

Mild and temporary pain in the joints can be relieved by taking painkillers or by performing simple gestures like applying ice to the affected area. However, when the pain persists and becomes recurrent, or if it becomes unbearable, it is best to seek medical attention. Thus, pain that has been persistent for a week, or morning joint pain that lasts more than an hour, require medical examination and treatment by a doctor. It is particularly recommended to consult if the affected area presents visible physical symptoms such as swelling, redness, sensation of warmth, or if an open wound has occurred on the joint. Furthermore, if the pain is accompanied by an overwhelming sensation of fatigue, fever or chills, a medical practitioner must intervene. Finally, pregnant women who feel any kind of joint pain should report them to their doctor so that they can be effectively dealt with by resorting to an appropriate treatment.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Arthralgia”

Associated treatments

  • Bryonia Alba
  • Dulcamara
  • Rhus Toxicodendron

Associated pathologies

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck pain

Good to know: In homoeopathy, Rhus Toxicodendron is mainly recommended for the treatment of rheumatologic ailments and to relieve chronic arthralgia.  Not only can this remedy be used for long-term treatments, but it can also help heal an occasional ailment.

Relieving arteritis with homoeopathy

Arteritis is a condition that mainly affects men. Those most at risk are heavy smokers, diabetics and those who have high blood pressure. However, people who have high levels of fat in the blood are also at risk of being affected by this disease. Read more …

Relieving a BCG infection with homoeopathy

A BCG infection is a rare and usually benign pathology that occurs following the inoculation of BCG, the vaccine used to fight off tuberculosis. The vaccine’s side effects may manifest themselves in various ways, but they most often appear in the form of localized cutaneous inflammations. BCG infections mainly affect children who received the vaccine during their first six months of life. Read more …

Relieving osteoarthritis with homoeopathy

Being a chronic disease that mainly affects elderly persons who are overweight, osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, causes severe joint pain. Mainly affecting the spine, hip or knee, it can manifest itself in different ways from one patient to another. However, in all cases, it is responsible for the progressive deterioration of the joint lubricant, known as synovial fluid. Read more …

Reducing hot flashes with homoeopathy

Generally occurring among women who are between 45 and 55 years old, menopause is a period that marks the cessation of ovarian function. During this period, the production of oestrogen gradually decreases so that ovulation and menstruation may stop permanently. Oestrogens are steroid sex hormones that have multiple functions in women’s bodies, such as thermal regulation for example. Read more …

Treating aphthous ulcers with homoeopathy

Aphthous ulcers, also called canker sores, are small open sores located on the mouth’s mucous membrane, on the lining of cheeks, lips or even the tongue. They may sometimes be found on the palate or on the gums, although this is much less frequent. When the aphthous ulcer becomes recurrent, and appears on various areas of the body, such as the oral, anal or vulval mucous membrane, it is referred to as aphthosis. Read more …

Relieving cephalalgia with homoeopathy

We have all experienced headaches at different times of our lives, a condition characterized by throbbing and unpleasant pain in the skull. Sometimes diffuse, sometimes localized, pain can appear suddenly or settle in gradually, until it eventually becomes unbearable. Once the pain sets in, it generally increases as soon as the affected person is exposed to exacerbating factors such as light, noise, heat or cold. Read more …

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.