Wikipedia says that Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly studied and diagnosed mental disorder in children and adolescents. According to western medication, the cause of this disorder is unknown despite of the high amount of research studies on it. Typically, the symptoms appear in young children (<12 years of age) and are characterized by an inability to pay attention in certain situations hampering proper functioning/performance, excessive activity or restlessness, and also a difficulty in controlling one's behavior according to expected social norms. Stimulant medications (e.g., Ritalin) which are the choice of western medication for this condition come with a long list of proven and sometimes unknown side effects.
According to homeopathy though, the cause of ADHD is well understood, and it lies in the genetic taint or the 'miasm' in the organism which has been acquired over generations giving rise to the predisposition to develop this condition. Since homeopathy always attempts to remove that root cause which is at the heart of such disorders, it offers a great way to have a profoundly positive impact on the state of children and adults with ADHD in a gentle and natural way.
Some of the commonly used remedies for ADHD include Tuberculinum, Tarentula, Phosphorus, Veratrum Album, Medorrhinum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Sulphur, Carcinosin, Agaricus, Stramonium and Hyoscyamus. In some cases, other remedies may also be required. The exact choice among these depends on the totality of symptoms being portrayed by the patient. Of key importance as always are strange, rare and peculiar symptoms (symptoms which are not typical of every ADHD case, but are strange enough to characterize that particular case of ADHD to give us a clue about the remedy choice). Self-prescribing for this condition is however not recommended, as it requires careful case management, dosing plans and often a series of remedies prescribed by a competent homeopath to find a path to full recovery.
In my homeopathy practice, I often see children with ADHD make giant leaps towards healthy functioning and achieving freedom from all the limitations that it can often bring. I cannot recommend homeopathy strongly enough for children with such a condition as the treatment can often have such long-term benefits, that it can alter the life trajectory of such children in a very positive direction, doing so in a completely non-toxic way.
To conclude, I would like to say that homeopathy can be a great boon to parents who have children with ADHD, and can offer long term resolution of this deep-seated complaint in a gentle, permanent and often rapid manner.
The age old question surrounding homeopathy is always "Why should I be using it? Are there any benefits over conventional medicine?" I have tried to dissect that through an infographic.
I gets calls from several people when they develop fevers. Since homeopathy is individualized, the question always on the mind of the patient is "Which remedy to take in the fever?". While the list is not exhaustive by any means, I have tried here to list the 6 most commonly used homeopathic remedies for fevers, and their key indications. You can use this infographic to self-treat minor fevers at home. As always, if it is something more complicated talk to your homeopath.
I have been asked by many people as to what are the key ingredients that make up a good homeopath. There are a lot of skills and other qualities that are needed, but if I were to focus on the 3 main skills that are essential for good homeopathic prescribing, this infographic explains it very nicely. You can chose this as a good guide when looking for a homeopath.
Anxiety is an emotion which is characterized by an inner state of turmoil and is usually an 'anticipatory' apprehension about a future threat. The threat can often be exaggerated in the eyes of the person experiencing it, leading to excessive nervousness, worry, and uneasiness. When a person experiences these emotions on a regular basis, then it can be classified as a disease or a disorder. Anxiety disorders can be severely limiting to the sense of freedom with which one can lead life. Western medication's solution to this difficult problem is usually to manage symptoms through drugs. Although these drugs offer little hope of a true recovery or cure, they often restore a semblance of normalcy to the affected person's life. However, these drugs often come with a long list of known side effects. Even though for many people western medication is the only option, it is also true that in a large proportion of the anxiety cases, homeopathy can be an extremely compelling alternative to pursue. It helps many cases of anxiety in a gentle way and can often lead to permanent reduction or resolution of anxiety symptoms. In my practice, I routinely see patients achieve freedom from this difficult condition in a very holistic way without lifelong dependence on medication. The process requires careful prescribing of deep acting homeopathic remedies (sometimes a series of remedies is needed) to remove the predispositions towards this condition. As always, the beauty of homeopathy is an ability to root out the very cause of the anxiety, and not just mask the symptoms. Some of the anxiety states that show great benefit under homeopathic treatment are: