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Relieving high blood pressure with homoeopathy

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a pathology that affects a large number of people in developed countries, on top of which it is the cause of multiple health disorders of varying severity.  The factors responsible for the onset of hypertension in an individual are still unclear, but according to many studies this disease is mainly related to age, smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, poor eating habits and a genetic predisposition to this pathology.

Today, thanks to adequate drugs, people suffering from high blood pressure can live well into old age with the medical conditions resulting from hypertension. Nonetheless, they need to follow extensive treatments to alleviate this pathology’s effects, especially in case of certain serious diseases. In recent years, homoeopathy has been developed to help people who suffer from high blood pressure.


High blood pressure occurs when the pressure exerted by the blood on the blood vessels is greater than 140 mm of mercury (Hg) during heart contractions (systole) and greater than 90 mm Hg during relaxation (diastole). In general, this measurement is expressed in centimetres of mercury to obtain the values of the systolic and diastolic pressure. Thus, an individual is said to be hypertensive when his or her blood pressure is greater than 14/9 cm Hg Hypertension is primary when its origin cannot be determined with certainty and it is secondary when it results from an identifiable cause.

In many individuals, high blood pressure is deprived of any specific symptom. Nevertheless, some indications may reveal an abnormally high blood pressure. These warning signs include headaches, sudden feelings of fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath after exertion, nausea, nosebleeds and palpitations. However, only a measurement with a blood pressure monitor, as well as a diagnosis established by a doctor, can demonstrate the presence or absence of hypertension. In addition, all of the above-mentioned disorders can be caused by other medical conditions completely unrelated to an increase in blood pressure.

Basic treatment of high blood pressure

High blood pressure can be treated quite easily with homoeopathy and many remedies are effective in relieving the patient of this pathology’s main symptoms. Baryta carbonica and Plumbum allow, among other things, to quickly eliminate fatigue while Baryta Mur and Spigelia can be used to treat the early symptoms linked to various cardiovascular disorders resulting from high blood pressure. But specific remedies like Aconite and Sulphur can also be taken to alleviate feelings of discomfort that are caused by vascular constrictions.  Sulphur is especially indicated in the treatment of atherosclerosis and other forms of arterial degeneration. In addition, various homoeopathic remedies are effective in treating essential hypertension, the type of hypertension that affects the largest number of patients.

Treatment with the homoeopathic method is not invasive and is not likely to cause complications related drug use. This is particularly important since some types of medications are rather aggressive for the patients, most of whom are often already weakened by age. Also note that homoeopathy can be prescribed as a primary treatment or be used in complement to allopathic treatment. It is just as effective as conventional treatments.

Intellectual stress and high blood pressure

Homoeopathic solutions can be used to treat stress, depression, nervousness, and the lowering of intellectual abilities resulting from high blood pressure. Among the most popular remedies, one can include Nux vomica, which is an antidepressant that is best suited for people suffering from hypertension caused by smoking or alcoholism.

One can also opt for Ignatia Amara, especially if high blood pressure is accompanied by various mood disorders such as overwork, anxiety, insomnia and others. This remedy is also recommended for treating hypertension that leads to digestive spasms or mild gastroenteritis. However, in case of  heart erethism that causes multiple physiological disorders, homoeopathy recommends resorting to Strontium-based preparations.

Treating pain due to high blood pressure

In some cases, hypertension may be accompanied by various types of pain. Nonetheless, several highly effective analgesics can be found among available homoeopathic products. For example, Crataegus and Tabacum relieve angina pectoris, pain in the shoulders and cramps, while eliminating palpitations, stress, nausea and cold sweats. Glonoinum can also be taken to overcome certain types of headaches due to hypertension, as well as sensations of chest tightness that are especially characteristic of increasing blood pressure.

In addition, certain classes of drugs like Viscum album, Serun anguillae and Peucedanum Graveolens, are also prescribed to treat hypertension that leads to renal damage and other endocrine diseases. Peucedanum Graveolens is also indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure that results in various urinary dysfunctions such as oliguria and pollakiuria.

When should you consult a doctor?

Hypertension is a disease that cannot be detected without frequent medical supervision. Nevertheless, there are still some very recognizable symptoms that are forewarning sighs of high blood pressure. At the onset of these symptoms, it is mandatory to consult a doctor. Furthermore, it is advisable for people at risk, such as those who are overweight and those with genetic predispositions, to regularly check their blood pressure using a blood pressure monitor.

Blood pressure that is above 14/9 cm Mg needs to be closely monitored. In addition, medical consultation is strongly recommended in this case. Moreover, we sometimes encounter cases of hypertension that resist standard drug treatment. In such cases, it is advisable to consult a homoeopath to define the suitable type of alternative treatment depending on the physical state of the hypertensive patient.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “high blood pressure”

Associated treatments

•    Aconitum Napellus
•    Aurum Muriaticum
•    Baryta Carbonica
•    Belladonna
•    Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum
•    Glonoinum
•    Ignatia Amara
•    Nux Vomica
•    Sulphur

Associated pathologies

•    Menopause

Good to know: Treatment with homoeopathy can cure all complications resulting from high blood pressure, even the most severe ones, which includes poor blood supply to the brain. Thus, Aurum metallicum 9 CH can be taken to resolve disorders linked to brain congestion.

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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.