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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Homeopathy best for Under Eyes Bags & Puffiness

 Homeopathy best for Under Eyes Bags & Puffiness



Bags under the eyes are often the result of temporary conditions and may be some combination of: lack of sleep, chronic stress, poor diet and/or fatigue which can result from illness or medications for example. People who suffer from allergies and sensitivities often have a bigger problem with bags & Dark circle under as well.To study the face is to study the organs connected to each feature- The kidneys are represented in the area located under the eyes. Puffy/bags/discoloration is usually a sign of an imbalance within the kidneys. This said; Treatment must be from the perspective of all realms (mental/physical/emotional.) A trauma of 'fear' causes imbalances within this organ (kidneys). It is impossible to post a handfull of remedies that might apply.


Symptoms

Bags, bagginess or puffiness of the skin under the eyes



 Causes
  • Lack of sleep and especially sleeping on side or stomach
  • Nutrition, poor diet, and especially foods that increase fluid retention such as salty foods
  • Seasonal and other allergies
  • Some medications
  • Aging: as we age the muscles supporting the eye lids sag, and puffiness can result
  • Occasionally, but not so often, baggy eyes can be related to thyroid and/or kidney problems. See dark circles under eyes. also 
  • Puffiness under eyes is caused by many factors to name a few
    1 Fluid Retention and heredity
    2.Oversleeping
    3. Sleep deprivation
    4. Allergies
    5. Alcohol
    6. Skin Disorders
    7.Aging
    8.Hypothyroidism
    9.Crying
    10.Nephrotic syndrome Etc
Homeopathy approch 
 Homeopathy does offers certain medicines for swelling under the eyelids or around the eyelids. Medicines like kali carb, apis, china are often used. But the success of treatment depends on conditions like whether the swelling is oedematous in nature, or there is collection of fat, or there is lax tissue, or if this is a hereditary feature. If the eye bags show any variation in size with the day then they have a much better prognosis with homeopathy.

Apis – allergic, puffy swollen eye bags. Burning, stinging pains. Sensitive to light.
Belladonna – yellow sclera of easy. Pupils dilated, throbbing pains. Worse on right side. Eyes feel swollen. Sensitive to light. Red hot swollen.
Bryonia – sharp stabbing pains worse upon movement. Sensitive to light, itching burning.
Chronic remedies (has been there a long time)
Hepar sulph – yellowish sunken complexion, cant read, sensitive to light, wind, over sensitive.
Merc sol – sensitive to temperature. Pale, dirty looking. Mucus in morning. Dilated pupils. Burning acrid discharges.
Staphysagria – sunken eyes and blue rings. Dry eyes. Pupils dilated. Thos suffering form an abusive situation.
Sulphur – old-looking, worse from heat. Burning, sand in eye. Trembling eyes. Halo seen around bright objects

Homeopathy cell salts -
Calc fluor  – chronic eye bags, connective tissue weakness
Nat sulph acute or chronic eye bags from liver issues
  Silicea  – chronic eye bags and connective tissue weaknes

 Clear your dark cirle with Homeopathy

Home Remedies & Complementary Care

As part of natural eye care, the healing properties of flowers and plants are used to treat minor problems such as puffiness under the eyes. Creams and lotions that contain herbs that help reduce fluid retention can be helpful. Massage and acupressure which increase circulation are also helpful.
  • Don't rub your eyes
  • Sleeping position If you sleep on your side or stomach, try sleeping on your back and even add an extra pillow under your head.
  • Allergies If you suffer from hay fever or allergies, a neti pot may help reduce excess fluid buildup.
  • Diet Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet, avoid excessive alcohol, stop smoking.
  • Makeup Remove makeup before you go to bed
  • Cucumber water or thin slices of cucumber be applied to the skin around the eyes, especially if the skin is looking dry. Leaving the slices on the skin for at least fifteen minutes while relaxing will make your eyes look like new!
  • Tea Bag Treatment: Try applying a cold compress of rosemary tea to increase circulation, which helps reduce swelling around the eyes. Make tea by bringing a half-cup of fresh rosemary and a quart of water to a boil. Steep for 20 minutes, then strain and chill. Soak a washcloth in the tea, ring out extra liquid and place over eyes for 15 to 20 minutes, once a day, as needed.
  • Acupressure: This is a great circulation-boosting easy exercise that you can do yourself. Close your eyes and gently press your ring finger underneath one eye, moving from the inside corner to the outside corner. Do this 10 to 15 times. Then repeat on the other eye. You might also see our free eye exercises to help relax the muscles around your eyes.
  • Cold compress: Close your eyes and gently cover them with a cold washcloth for about five minutes, several times a day. This can improve circulation and slightly reduce the puffiness that some people experience.
  • Moisturizer: You can slightly plump up your skin using a good moisturizer, that contains vitamin C, licorice or fennel, and stabilized oxygen. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects skin cells from damage and supports collagen production. Licorice and fennel remove inflammation, and stabilized oxygen is a form of hydrogen peroxide that promotes circulation.
  • Spread on the sunscreen. Use a sunscreen especially made for the face with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, but preferably 20, "all day every day," to protect the skin under your eyes.
  • Freeze some parsley in ice cubes. Use the parsley cubes instead of eye creams to diminish dark circles and puffiness. Parsley is packed with chlorophyll which helps fade darkness, while the ice cubes reduce the swelling.
  • Some other Potato/Cucumber combinations that are helpful.
    • Close your eyes and cover eyelids with slices of raw potato or cucumber for 15-20 minutes. Wash with warm water and apply a cream.
    • Grate a cucumber, squeeze to take out its juice and refrigerate. Make a mixture of lemon juice, lanolin cream and cucumber juice and apply around the eye for 10-15 minutes.
    • Dip some cotton in a 1:1 mixture of potato and cucumber juices. Put the cotton on your eyelids and keep for 20 minutes. Wash your eyes with cold water.
  • Lemon/Tomato combinations are helpful.
    • Apply a mixture of lemon and tomato juice (equal parts) on the black circles 2 times a day.
    • Make a paste out of the following:
      • 1 tsp. tomato juice,
      • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice,
      • a pinch of turmeric powder, and
      • 1 tsp. of flour.
      Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
  • Turmeric - pineapple paste try a paste of turmeric with pineapple juice.
  • Mint apply crushed mint around the eye.
  • Almond Oil massage with almond oil under and around eyes at bed time daily for 2 weeks and see the improvement. Almond helps to remove dark circles, and is an excellent "skin food".
  • Vitamin E Rub the area with a powdered Vitamin E capsule and wipe off with a mixture of honey and egg white.
  • Alternating hot and cold cloths alternate a hot (but comfortable) washcloth with a cold washcloth under your eyes for 10 minutes to increase circulation.
  • Egg White: Astringent egg white tightens your pores and reduces puffy bagginess. Egg whites have lots of the B vitamins that promote good circulation and reduce inflammation. You'll want to make sure your eggs have been tested for Salmonella. Dab half a teaspoon of one raw egg white on the clean, dry skin around your eyes only - don't get it into your eyes. Leave it on for about 15 minutes until it dries and then rinse well with warm water. Finally, wash your hands with soap and water.
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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Homeopathy For Acne & Acne Scars

 Homeopathy For Acne & Acne Scars

   

The skin problems of the face are the first offender of a teenager’s personality causing physical and psychological stress. Teenage people feel pimples as a sign of adolescence and feel happy initially, but later get worried with its suffering. To get rid of it, teenagers often do mask their face with cream, lotions and makeup’s obstructing the breath of the facial skin. Hence adolescent age person often faces the facial complaint of pimples.  It also produces an inferiority complex to the person when he/she has marks over the face and makes them feel it as an effect of sin and a clear, smooth, fair and beautiful skin as a blessing






Acne is an inflammatory affection of the sebaceous glands. Most of the cases start around puberty. Appearing from age of twelfth to the eighteenth year and lasting from five to ten years if untreated. Inflammation and disease of the sebaceous glands is under the control of the endocrine system. The adolescent's personality is reduced as blackheads appear on their face. Usually seated on the face, chest, or back. Spread over the nose, cheeks, chest, forehead, temples, and back.Acne is a term commonly used for numerous pimples and complexion problems. Acne is only a skin problem and does not affect general health unless otherwise get complicated. Pimples are the mild form of Acne which is a sebaceous gland disorder, mostly occurring in teenage people due to hormonal changes. It may occur in children and adult rarely. The pimples usually subside after the age of 23. It is a superficial infection of the skin forming blisters (papules) which may vary in size, shape, colour, course and effects. Pimples usually occur on the face involving the neck, chest, back and upper arms sometimes. It is usually caused by the blockage of skin pores or obliterated inflamed duct of sebaceous glands in the skin. So pimples are a combination of dead skin cells, sebum and bacteria. It later involves sebaceous glands and hair roots or follicles.


Stages of Acne-  
 
 
 
 
 
Acne progresses as inflammatory red spots (papule), blackheads (comedones) or whiteheads, and if it gets deeper, produces boil-like lesions called nodules or cysts. Bacteria are the common culprit to all forms of pimples. Skin produces excess sebum (for lubrication) during hormonal changes or bacterial infection, which may be felt as oily material in the face. This excess sebum attracts dust and forms plug which closes the pores of the skin. After this lesion heals, scars will form as permanent marks of the pimples occurrence in the skin.
The preliminary stage of a pimple is the 
Comedone- Blackheads which are open and dark in colour. These are caused by blockage of pores and get their dark colour through skin debris containing excessive melanin pigment
Whiteheads are dangerous form of pimple and contains pus. If we neglect this condition, the inflammation goes into the sebaceous gland and hair follicles, forming cystic mass which may be very painful. These cysts may rupture and become scar.

Tyeps of Acne 
*      Acne-Vulgaris (Acne-Simplex- pimples)– most common in adults with papule, comdones, nodules, and pustules.  
*      Acne Indurata – deep seated infection which occurs mostly in back.
*      Acne-Fulminans – highly inflammatory pustule usually accompanied with fever
*      Acne-Cosmetica – low grade acne in teenagers who continously uses cosmetics
*      Acne-Rosacea- an extensive form occurs in hot climate especially in the nose. It mostly occurs in old people with hypertrophied tissue
*      Acne-Varioliformis- deep seated reddish leision which leaves a depressed or puckered skin like variola
*      Acne-Artificialis-which occurs due to intake of salts of iodide or bromide or drugs which contain these substances or contact with tar or petroleum products.
Causes of Pimples - Science is not so much developed to pin point the exact cause and to rule out the same. But it is noticed in various circumstances why pimples erupt favourably. They are as follows
A) Hormonal changes- occurring during puberty, menstrual periods, pregnancy, and while start using and stop using birth control pills will mostly aggravate the pimples. The male sex hormone testosterone (also found in women) triggers the sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum, making the skin greasy which in turn causes pimples.
  • Period of Puberty- Is Pimple a sign of puberty? It occurs in both sexes due to excess sebum production, but predominately occurs in females.
  • Premenstrual symptom- Is Pimple an indicator of periods?  Mostly in women, pimples are more frequently worsened at the time of menstruation.
B) Bacteria - The most common Bacteria’s which causes pimples are Propionibacterium acne, Corynebacterium acne, Staphylococcus albus & Pityrosporon ovale
C) Foods and intakes - Oily, fatty, pastry, spicy and fast foods, chocolates, nuts, and milk produces more sebum, leading to more pimples.
Bromine and iodine salts intake or medicines containing these substance, which are mainly used for cold, sedative, and analgesic will also cause pimples.
D) Environment - Increased exposure to ultraviolet rays (sun exposure) and also environmental irritants such as pollution and high humidity will also cause pimples.
E) Hereditary factors - it is often found to be run in families
F) Physical and mental stress- may aggravate the condition for a flare up.
G) Cosmetics-Greasy cosmetics stick to the skin and form a plug in pore causing pimples
H) Infection- Dental sepsis and Sinusitis sometimes cause pimples
Medication- in Allopathy, mostly medicines are not prescribed, but in extreme cases antibiotics are used to control the infection. But prolonging the course of antibiotics, often manage the situation temporarily and usually recurs after stoppage.
External applications
·         Antibacterial cream –acts as a bactericidal, germicidal and also opens pores
·         Cleansers- a mixture of oil and water which cleans and moisturizes dry skin
·         Cortisone (steroid) cream- temporarily vanish the symptoms of the pimples
·         Exfoliating cleansers of salicylic acid peels the outer layer of the skin as flakes to open pores. This will cause redness and soreness.
·         Skin toner of diluted alcohol, water and glycerine will be useful in oily skin.
·         Applying Vitamin A – retinol – helps in promoting skin peeling. It often produces hypersensitiveness to sunlight
Hormone treatment – Birth control pills (containing an oestrogen and a progestrone) can improve acne symptoms. Dryness of the skin and headaches may come as adverse effects

Homeopathic approach
Homoeopathic treatment can give permanent relief to recurrent pimples. The early you treat, you get speedy and complete cure with out any scar.  All forms of pimples are due to an internal disorder, so the usage of external application does not yield permanent results, since it usually suppress the condition and prone for skin thickening. Tendency to eruption or pimples is in the body, not in face itself to cure with ointments, so always it is better to avoid topical applications as much as possible. You can notice this with people often using face fair creams which maintains the skin during the time of use only. If they discontinue the usage, it will become worse than before.
Some people  relate pimples with heat cause, sleep, hairy constitution, more sweat, more sebum secretion and they try to eliminate it and treat for that. But What ever may be the reason or reaction, if we get energized or immunity, disease will not affect us. 
The Internal Homoeopathy Medicine is often the best natural option to stop the recurrence of acne by raising natural resistance towards acne without side-effects. The correct direction of cure is not like shutting off. It will slowly come down in occurrence, size, intensity and duration. If we suppress it with ointments or external applications or steroids, it goes off immediately but will again flare up after gaining force. After taking homoeopathic medicine, the disease will not go off, all of a sudden, but recurs with less intensity and short duration with out pain and much disturbance. It will also heal fast and finally fade to cure. This is Right direction of safest and permanent cure.

Antimonium crudum Small red acne on the face, acne in drunkards with gastric problems , thirst and white layered tongue.

Antimonium tartaricum

 Obstinate cases, with Inclination to pustulation, are curable with this medicine.

Arsenicum album

 When there is great burning and debility.

Arsenicum iodatum 

 Especially useful in severe obstinate cases. According to Dr. W.A.  Dewey -Acne rosacea yields to Arsenicum  Iodatum or Sulphur Iodide.

Arsenicum sulphuratum rubrum

 Is indicated in acne when accompanied by eczema or psoriasis.

Asterias rubens

 Is the head remedy for acne on the face at the age of puberty. " If it fails in that case follow Kali Brom and  Radium Bro 30-J.N.  Shinghal. "

Aurum arsenicum

 Acne, pimples on the face and forehead, pustules. Lupus.

Belladonna

 Acne punctata in young persons; bright red pimples; and in plethoric persons with scarlet flushings.

Berberis aquifolium

 Pimples on the face of girls. It is especially useful where the skin is rough and the acne persists.

Borax veneta

 Pimples on the face, nose and lips,; red papulous eruptions on cheeks.                                                                     

Bovista lycoperdon

 Acne due to the use of cosmetics, specially in summer.

Calcarea carbonica

 When there are menstrual disorders and congestion to the head.

Calcarea phosphorica

 Acne in anaemic girls at teenage years, with vertex headache and flatulent indigestion, relieved by eating.

Calcarea sulphurica

 Being the chief blood purifier it proves an indispensable remedy in all stages of the disease. It is especially  indicated where the acne suppurate.

Carbo vegetabilis

 Varicose veins on nose or when the causative factor is the gastric derangement.

Causticum

 It is of benefit in cases which have not been improved by Sulph., Hep. Sul. or Ars. Persons with old warts on  the nose or eyebrow. 

Dulcamara

 Rash on the face before menses.

Hepar sulphur

 Pimples of the size of a pea in different area of the body, the least scratch or injury inclines to ulceration or  gathering; styes on the eyelids.

Hydrocotyle asiatica

 Especially useful when connected with uterine derangement. There is great dryness and desquamation of  epidermis.

Kalium bromatum

 This remedy is especially adapted to tha acne simplex and the indurata, especially in hyperaesthetic, anxious  females, and in epileptics who have been badly treated by bromides. Dr. J.H.  Clarke speakes high if this  remedy and says, "I know of no remedy of such universal usefulness in case of simple acne as Kali Bromatum  30.  " Similarly, Dr. E. Harris Ruddock says, " Kali-Brom. has great medicine over this affection and the  medical Journals report cases in which log continued Acne has disappeared while this drug was being taken  for other diseases. 

Lachesis mutus

 Bluish redness.

Ledum palustre

 Red pimply eruptions on face and forehead.

Mercurius solubilis

 Small itching pimples that ulcerate, dry up and desquamate; swollen spots on which a flat, grey scurf  forms.

Nitricum acidum

 Pimples on face in syphilitic subjects. 

Petroleum

 Especially useful at the commencement when the vessels are not yet injected. 

Psorinum

 Acne worse during menses, from fats, sugar, coffee, meat.

Pulsatilla pratensis

 Females with usually cold, pale face, menstrual irregularities.

Rhus toxicodendron

 Red spots, the size of lentils, with vesicles in the centre; red shinning swellings, with soreness; they  are tender to touch. 

Sanguinaria canadensis

 Acne on the face which is worse at the time of the menses.

Sepia officinalis

 Itching pimples; herpetic brownish spots on the body, attended with chilliness, sadness, scanty  menses and leucorrhoea.
 Silicea terra
 Obstinate cases, in scrofulous persons with aggravation from cold and amelioration from warmth;  fetid sweat feet; constipation.

Streptococcinum

 Acne, which is aggravated by taking eggs and during winter. Frontal headache, better by cold air. 

Sulphur

 Acne with blepharitis, from indulgence in high living or fat food. Great itchiness and bluish color of  the face. According to Rai Bahadur Dr. Bishambar Das, " this medecine should be given in 200th  potency to get better results ".

Thuja occidentalis 

 Acne of the face and nose and nasal dermatitis (inflammation of the skin).


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