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Pneumopathy

Treating pneumopathy with homoeopathy

Pneumopathy refers to any disease of the lungs or, more specifically, of the lung tissue. The main factors of this disease are constant exposure to air pollution, eventual inhalation of chemicals, smoking or another type of viral illness, such as the flu. Pneumopathy may also be of genetic origin, eventually being linked to the other factors mentioned above. In general, pneumopathy results in an infection of the lung parenchyma, the area around the pulmonary alveoli. In the event that the infection is caused by a heterogeneous group of lung affections, it is called interstitial lung disease. Moreover, acute pneumopathy is usually the result of a bacterial or viral infection. Aside from conventional medicine, homoeopathy can help alleviate inflammations of the alveoli, treat broncho-pulmonary infections and remove excess mucus from the lungs.

Symptoms of pneumopathy

In case of pneumopathy, the patient shows signs of muscular aches and has a fever over 39 ° C. In severe cases, the patient experiences breathing difficulties, and his or her blood pressure drops, which can result in loss of consciousness. In the presence of bacteria, a common cold is accompanied by a 40 ° C fever, chills, an increase in the respiratory rate, moderate coughing, repeated vomiting, and very intense fatigue. In such cases, the patient sometimes complains of chest pain. If pneumopathy is left untreated, complications may gradually occur. The patient may be subject to acute respiratory failure combined to underlying conditions, such as diabetes or cirrhosis. Subsequently, septic shock can occur.

Homoeopathic remedies of pneumopathy

When pneumopathy is accompanied by sensitivity to the cold and pain, Hepar sulfuris is the most appropriate remedy. It is a painkiller that is taken in single 15 CH-doses at the onset of attacks. Much like Kalium carbonicum, Hepar sulfuris helps to relieve inflammations of lung tissue caused by microbes. In addition, it ensures the cells’ rapid recovery. For lung infections, the combination of Ravintsara Aromatica, Melaleuca alternifolia and Eucalyptus essential oil proves to be very effective. The latter product is applied to the chest and will be more effective if accompanied by a massage. Moreover, one may also resort to Mucolynat in order to reduce lung mucus. This product is used in its purest form, by placing a drop under the tongue for about twenty minutes. This action must be repeated every hour during the first day, and then carried out four times a day until the end of treatment.

When should you consult a doctor?

In case of pneumopathy, there is no alternative but to go immediately to a specialist at the onset of the first symptoms. Indeed, the medical professional is the only one authorized to prescribe drugs and treatments that are well-suited to each individual. Finally, the worsening of the disease requires a chest X-ray to determine the nature of the infection.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “pneumopathy”

Associated treatments

  • Bryonia Alba
  • Mercurius Solubilis
  • Pertussinum
  • Phosphorus

Good to know: Homoeopathy is effective in the treatment of pulmonary conditions, thanks to the various remedies it provides. The effectiveness of Hepar sulfuris in the treatment of lung conditions is undeniable. Due to its composition, this remedy can not only provide gentle treatment of pneumopathy, but also help in its prevention.

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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.