Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Top 10 Precautions to be Taken While on a Homeopathic Treatment-

As homeopathy cannot be generalized, the precautions taken while on the homeopathic regime cannot be generalized either. Every condition needs specific precautions to be taken that vary with the constitution of the patient, his/her physical / mental problems and the medicines taken at that time. That’s why along with our all prescriptions, we give certain auxiliary regimen to follow for different patients, which help them immensely along with the main course.

However, there are some guidelines that go with almost all the patients that seek homeopathic treatment. Herewith you can see some of the important pointers in this regard—

1. Take your homeopathic medicines exactly on the suggested time. As far as possible, maintain the same timing if you have been asked to take medicines daily.

2. If the doctor has suggested you to take “Single Dose”, NEVER take more than one dose, thinking what single dose is going to do. High potencies or even medium potencies when taken in excess of what is required have enough potential to harm you in the long run, if not immediately.

3. Never go beyond the suggested deadline before you visit or write to your doctor. If the doctor has asked you to take the medicine for 15 days and report later, you must do it soon. If you cannot report after 15 days, you may stop your medicine before you report to him but do not continue the same medicine beyond stipulated time period.

4. If a dose of medicine is suggested in the morning immediately after you get up, do not brush your teeth before you take the dose. Just rinse your mouth with PLAIN water and take the dose, as strong smelling toothpaste or mouthwash may interfere with the action of the remedy.

5. As far as possible, leave gap of at least 20 minutes before and after taking the medicine and have your eatables / meals.

6. In most of our patients, we do not suggest abstinence from coffee garlic etc, unless the indicated medicine demands it. See article for details. But try to avoid all strong smelling eatables before or after taking the medicines immediately.

7. Chew the medicated pills slowly. Longer they remain on your tongue, better is their action through the sentient nerve endings on the tongue.  

8. The homeopathic globules should not be touched with hand as far as possible. Take them directly in the cap of the bottle and put on the clean tongue.

9. If you forget to take the DOSE of the medicine suggested to be taken tonight for some chronic condition, you can take it the next day at the suggested time. But do not take it the in the morning the next day. The timing of the medicine is suggested depending upon the medicine’s miasmatic background and the ‘best time to administer’; so maintain the time.

10. NEVER give the entire bottle of the medicine in your kids’ hands. Most of the kids love the sweet homeopathic globules and have the habit of taking more globules than required, which is no doubt a very harmful practice. Beware of the guidelines suggested by your doctor and give the medicine to your child yourself. If the child takes some extra doses of the medicine unknowingly, inform your doctor and do as he suggests.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Which food items should be avoided when on homeopathic medicines?

Most people that come to me for homeopathic treatment often ask me, "Doctor, why don't you tell us not to eat onion or garlic when on medication?" "Why don't you ask us to abstain from coffee?" Most of the times my answer is same. Homeopathic medicines are far more potent than we think, when chosen wisely. One need not avoid all this stuff altogether unless a certain medicine demands for such an abstinence.

For the effect of the medicine to be optimal, one should avoid any strong smelling substance 15-20 minutes before and after taking the medicine. This includes not only onion, garlic and coffee but also the use of toothpaste, perfume, mouthwash, etc. Being very minute dose of medicine, such strong smell may sabotage its action. However, total avoidance is not warranted.

Having said that, we also should know that certain substances in food should be avoided with specific medicines. It is wise to have such selective abstinence. Herewith is given the list, which can be helpful to many.


1. Acet.Ac--------------------------------Lime water
2. Aconite--------------------------------Vegetable oils, Wine
3. Ant.Tart-------------------------------Milk
4. Apis------------------------------------Onions
5. Arg.Nit---------------------------------Milk
6. Amm.Carb----------------------------Vegetable oils
7. Ars.------------------------------------Cane juice, honey
8. Arum-Tr------------------------------Whey
9. Bell.------------------------------------Coffee, Vinegar
10.Bor.-----------------------------------Acid, Wine
12.Bry.-----------------------------------Acid, Lemon
17.Chel.----------------------------------Acid, Coffee, Wine
22.Ferr.----------------------------------Beer, Tea
23.Ign.-----------------------------------Coffee, Sweets
24.Kali Br.--------------------------------Salt
26.Nux Vom.----------------------------Coffee
27.Phyto.--------------------------------Milk, Salt
29.Ran. Bul.-----------------------------Vinegar, Wine
30.Sol Lycop.---------------------------Tomato
34.Zinc Met.-----------------------------Wine 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Don’t be Depressed! Homeopathy Can Help you Overcome the Blues!

Depression and its Homeopathic Management

Happiness and sadness are the parts of life. Rather one can state clearly that both of these are the states of mind and as we know MIND is the major culprit in all the disorders whether mental or physical. Therefore, the person who governs over his mind views the life as a game and comes out of the depressive spells with ease. However if the person has a brooding tendency with typical burrowing deep into the pit, he never knows when the life has entered the phase of depression.

Today, however, the word depression is used almost by all, who do not know how to handle day to day stress. Stress-related depression has become synonymous with modern day lifestyle. But actual depression is much severe condition where the person sinks into the pits of sadness while losing interest in everything that is related to him. That emptiness and despair do not go away easily. There are some variations of depression as well. Some people reach to the point of indifference, loathe life or may even feel angry, aggressive and abusive.

Signs and symptoms of depression-

·         The person cannot sleep well or sleeps too much through the day
·         The ability to concentrate on the day to day work is gone. The tasks that were performed easily previously now seem elephantine jobs.
·         How much he tries, he cannot control negative emotions; more he tries to do so, more he sinks deep into the pit.
·         Either absolute lack of appetite or he may resort to binge eating; therefore, most depressed people are either anorexic or overweight
·         Increase in the irritability, anxiety and at times aggressiveness
·         Some kind of reckless behavior is apparent in the initial phases
·         The person may consume much more alcohol and/or smoke vigorously
·         Suicidal thoughts and attempts
·         Socially withdrawn attitude – one does not want to mix with the society and wants to keep aloof
·         Sudden drained out feeling is also quite common.

There can be many variations of this depression and one has to have individualized approach to deal with the cases of depression for the very reason.

Age differences are also quite common. Usually the depressive spells seem to start during the teenage years. If careful attention is given at this age, one can ward off this depressive spell from the life of this individual. Rather in homeopathy, we say that if we happen to trace the depressive traits in younger age, we can help PREVENT depression in this child in future. We will see this in details later on.

Depression is commoner in women than in men. Perhaps the various life-changing milestones that a woman goes through can be considered as the possible causes behind this.  

Depression is also observed in many aged people living alone, which are fed up of life. Compassionate surroundings reduce the impact of age-related depression.

Homeopathic Approach to the Patients with Depression—

As stated above, every depressed individual’s needs are different. Each one has unique life and the circumstances that are unique to them in their life. Though genetic predisposition governs many patients with depression, acquired life influences have great role to play in these people. Lack of positive atmosphere at home is one of the most important factors that causes mental and emotional hazard to people.

As we know, homeopathy believes in holistic approach to every case. Therefore, a patient with depression is looked at in a similar manner. Study of Mind is again the basis of prescription. Delving deep into the patient’s mind is an art and a good homeopath can do that through observation and apt questioning. The study of behavior, talking and/or writing style of the patient, his way of emailing, his approach to life, his likes and dislikes, etc prove vital in the constitutional prescribing.

However, herewith I would also like to stress on the point that we usually do not jump to the constitutional prescription upon first interaction with the patient. If we need to sow a seed, first we make sure that the soil is perfect for sowing so that we get a good crop. Similarly, in order to give the rightly chosen constitutional prescription, the patient should be in a position to receive the dose of medicine positively so that it will act favorably. This point is extremely important. Wrong timing of the medicine is the reason why most well chosen constitutional medicines do not act favorably.

Also many patients come to us after some kind of allopathic medication, some anti-depressants or other medicines, which might have hampered their healthy susceptibility to receive the homeopathic constitutional medicine with open arms. Also they might have some kind of acute symptomatology that needs quick attention and quick relief. For example- If a person is so depressed that he wants to attempt suicide and his constitutional remedy is Phosphorus. A high dose of Phosphorus at this juncture perhaps will not be useful. We must cater his acute needs first and try to change his mind set with an appropriate acute remedy, of course along with the psychological counseling. Once the patient is out of that spell, we can think of his or her constitutional make up and choose the remedy accordingly.

Having said that, it also needs to be stressed that there is no alternative to the constitutional study in any such chronic depression case! Only that constitutional dose can hit at the deepest of motives and instincts of man, which can prevent dangers in future.

There are many constitutions in homeopathic materia medica that are prone to depression. These remedies include Natrum mur, Sepia, Arsenicum album, Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Aurum metallicum, Lilium tigrinum, Phosphoric acid, Ignatia, Staphysagria, etc and many more. It is a fascinating journey for a patient of depression to find CURE through homeopathy. A keen observer can actually witness the patient’s changing states in a step-wise manner from depression to normalcy.

A Note on Childhood Homeopathic Treatment—

We have always stressed upon the homeopathic treatment of children. Here you can read the detailed article on it. If we tap the miasmatic overload in childhood, we can prevent later damages in a skillful manner with homeopathy. Especially it is important for we can prevent such mind-related disorders in children if an apt constitutional prescription is given in the childhood. This helps them tap their fullest possible potential without falling prey to the pitfalls on the way. And wonderfully enough, this can lead to a mature and happy society in the future!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Now Homeopathic Medicine Kits are Available at!

It is our pleasure to announce that due to heavy demand from our patients at, we have started dispensing “Homeopathic Medicine Kits”. Therefore, now people all over the world as well as the patients that are already seeking consultation services at can get Ready-made homeopathic remedy kits couriered to their doorstep.
We have 30 or 50 remedy kits available, which contain most commonly used homeopathic remedies for day to day ailments. However, if you need, we can make available Customized Homeopathic Kits too, tailor-made to suit your requirement.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yoga Simplified!

With the health-awareness increasing globally, Yoga has become a household word. Many people have opened up their Yoga Fitness Centers and flocks of people are religiously following their routines there. But many people still don’t know what exactly yoga is and why it is to be followed.

To understand this, one has to first know what Yoga is not or what it shouldn’t be. So, let’s see-

(1)  Yoga is not attached to any religion
(2)  Yoga is not just the Yogasanas (the stretching exercises)
(3)  Yoga is not just general exercise (though it provides good one) that one can do any time of the day when free
(4)  Yoga is not a time-stipulated exercise that one can perform in hurry
(5)  Yoga is not just a ritual

Then what it is?

  • The shortest possible definition of Yoga is- “It is the way of life!”
  • It is something that is connected to your inner peace and subconscious.
  • Yogaschitravrutti Nirodhah” says Patanjali. It is the power to control your indriyas (senses) and gain mastery over your own health.
  • The yogic asanas are the postures that give good flexibility to your joints and better massage to your internal organs, thus keeping you fit and fine.
  • It is something that connects you with the supreme universal power (You may call it God, Nature, or just Supreme Being)
  • Yoga is the state of mind that gives you the ultimate serenity despite being at the height of your consciousness.
  • Yoga is the method by which you make yourself aware of your purpose of existence and gain supreme confidence in your righteous ways.
  • It is a combination of dhyaan (meditation), yogic postures, breathing techniques, Pranayam, and the righteous modes of living.

Who can perform Yoga?

Certainly the yogic postures can be performed by all who want to earn better flexibility. But if they want to attain higher possibilities as mentioned above with Yoga, they should follow the below-mentioned things-

(1)  Be yourself
(2)  Be on the right path
(3)  Do not earn bad money
(4)  Always help others
(5)  Believe in the Supreme Being
(6)  Do not think bad about others
(7)  Shed that ego ( with practice, we can)

The above mentioned points may sound little weird to a person who has recently joined the Yoga Class. But the real expert gurus in Yoga say that these things will help you attain the highest benefits from Yoga. And certainly we do want that, isn’t it?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Know About First Aid Homeopathic Kit!

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First aid homeopathic kits are available at many homeopathic pharmacies across the globe including at our pharmacy outlet at However, it is important to know if the remedies that the kit contains are actually beneficial. You must have come across certain kits that have remedies in a single potency. There are kits that contain mostly rare remedies. Such kits may not be of much use if you want to prescribe for the day to day ailments to your near and dear ones. That is why an apt knowledge of the basic requirements for the first aid is important. Also use varied potencies most widely used of that particular remedy for different health problems.

Therefore, it is wiser to seek professional homeopathic help to design your basic homeopathic kit. Especially if you have a homeopathic doctor treating you or your family members, he or she can judge very well which homeopathic medicines you will need primarily at your home. Thus a family homeopathic physician can do this job well.

Secondly, make sure you learn the art of medicating the globules properly if you intend to purchase the liquids or the dilutions. You can also go for readymade medicated globules of different remedies. Also it is wiser to go for polychrest remedies in homeopathy when you buy a kit instead of going for smaller medicines with fewer symptoms, unless you need a specific remedy. As we always say, the basic remedies proved by Hahnemann help a great deal while treating many acute as well as chronic health problems and when you buy a kit, obviously you are intending to treat acute maladies; so broader the remedies, better!

Top 25 Homeopathic Remedies That Must be Included in the Kit —

Here I must say that choosing the right potency for a particular condition is an art and depends upon a variety of factors. However, for the sake of ease, here I have mentioned the most chosen potencies of the respective medicines for different acute conditions.

1.   Aconite 200C
2.   Belladona 200C/30C
3.   Hepar sulph 200C
4.   Pulsatilla 200C
5.   Bryonia 200C
6.   Colocynth 200C
7.   Gelsemium 30C/200C
8.   Rhus tox 200C
9.   Nux vomica 200C
10.                Ruta 200C
11.                Arnica Montana 200C/1M
12.                Arsenicum album 30C
13.                Apis mellifica 30C
14.                Cantharis 30C
15.                Hypericum 200C
16.                Dulcamara 30C
17.                Ipecac 30C
18.                Chamomilla 200C
19.                Silicea 200C
20.                Mag phos 200C/1M
21.                Carbo veg 30C
22.                Sepia 200C
23.                Natrum mur 200C
24.                Euphrasia 30C
25.                Bellis perennis 200C

Now you can study / read the symptomatology of these important homeopathic remedies, ask an expert and have the right remedy at the bed-side at the right time.  Apart from these remedies, you can insist for the other required remedies to make your customized homeopathic kit. After all, having the needed medicines at the right time saves lot of time and makes you feel safer at the same time! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Eye Exercises that Help Improve Your Vision!

We have seen in our earlier blogs that homeopathy is the suitable mode of therapy for a variety of eye troubles. You can see the detailed article here. However, along with the homeopathic regime, in many of our patients, we suggest different eye exercises that help them improve their vision while minimizing the trouble.

Please make sure to consult us or your doctor before you start with these exercises, especially if you have some eye problem; for others who want to improve their vision, these exercises are quite safe to do regularly. Most importantly, many of these exercises prevent future eye troubles, if coupled with appropriate diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Especially today when lot of people suffer from eye strain due to long hours on the computers, these eye exercises help them retain the normal eye power while diminishing the effect of that strain. Blurred vision, photophobia, headaches, excessive blinking, squinting of eyes due to muscular weakness etc are also helped by these exercises. One should also know that prescribing these exercises from childhood is very important in order to have a secured vision in future and also to avoid hoards of eye problems today’s kids are suffering from.

Benefits of eye exercises-

The regular eye exercises-
1.   Strengthen the eye muscles
2.   Improve focusing
3.   Improve eye movements
4.   Eases the stress
5.   Improves control over your eye muscles
6.   Stimulates the vision center in the brain, which in turn improves short-distance as well as long-distance vision.

Some Important Eye Exercises-

1. Sit comfortably on the ground or a chair. Using cups of your both palms close your eyes without inflicting pressure on to the eyeballs for some time. Now open your eyes inside your palms and blink repeatedly, while holding your palms in the same position. Now remove the palms and again blink several times. Again put your palms on the eyes and do the same blinking exercises. Repeat this cycle 4-5 times. At the end, again place the palms on the eyes and let the eyes relax behind the closed eyelids.

2. While inhaling and exhaling consciously and deeply, rotate your eyes in all the directions 4-5 times.

3. Sit straight and try to look with both the eyes at the center of your eyebrows. Hold for a few seconds and again bring them back to original position. Repeat for 3-4 times.

4. Now focus on your tip of the nose with both the eyes. Again get them back to normal position. Repeat 3-4 times.

5. Close your eyes. Now squeeze the eyes tightly shut. Again open them and relax. Repeat this squeezing and relaxing technique 4-5 times.

6. Close your eyes. Gently touch your eyelids and massage your eyes with circular movements. Press lightly. Don’t try to press too hard. Make 10 circular movements, first clockwise then counterclockwise.

7. Trataka- This is one of the very useful yogic technique that we suggest to many of our patients at with various eye complaints. This exercise not only helps cleanse the eyes but also helps improve concentration and focusing. Sit straight. Now focus on any small object at a distance of about 2 feet without blinking (Many people suggest to look at a candle or a lamp, which is fine too). Keep the gaze steady till your eyes begin to water. Now close your eyes and try to visualize that object mentally. You may put the palms of your hands on both the eyes too.

8. A variation of Trataka is also suggested as follows- Sit straight. Now bring your right arm in straight line of your shoulders in front of you and extend the thumb in thumbs-up position. Now slowly move your arm in a straight line away from center towards the right side. While doing this, do not move your neck but follow the thumb with your eyes rotating along with it. Now, again get the thumb back to the original position while rolling the eyes in with it. Repeat the entire exercise using left arm and thumb too.