SCOPE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION –
Homoeopathy treats the sick individual, not only his sickness as stated in Hahnemann’s writing “there is no disease, but sick people”. Thus, in case of primary/essential HTN, homoeopathy is concerned with the patient having high blood pressure rather than the hypertension itself. It is the sick man who has to restore to health, not his tissues, not his body. It is the constitutional makeup (inherited or acquired) of an individual and the environmental influences (internal or external) that predispose a person to develop HTN. The totality of various characteristic symptoms narrated by this patient and the peculiar signs leads the Homoeopath towards similar remedy that relieves the totality of symptoms and also the symptoms of increased blood pressure. It is the most effective alternative system of medicine for pregnant women as it is gentle, with no side effects. Symptoms of High Bp During Pregnancy
Mother tinctures of Amyl nitrosum, Rauwolfia, Allium sativa, Cratageus, Passiflora, Pascidia, Baryta muriatica, Adonis vernalis, Strophanthus, Spartium scop. have been proven useful in managing hypertension till the individual drug of patient find out.
Amyl nitrosum Q : Acts as vasodilator & relieve all conditions resulting from spasmodic constriction of blood vessels.
Allium sativa Q : Causes thinning of blood, also work as diuretic thus lowers the BP.
Passiflora Q : Relief nervous tension-act as a relaxant, relaxes the blood vessels.
Baryta mur Q : Widened the pulse pressure.
Spartium scop Q : Acts as a diuretic, useful in case of renal hypertension and HTN with oedema.
Pascidia Q : Works as a relaxant, and is a powerful sedative.
Some Constitutional Remedies for Hypertension –
Belladonna - Sudden HTN remedy
Lachesis mutus - The psychological HTN remedy.
Natrum mur - HTN in overly responsible individuals.
Glonoinum - Heart-related HTN remedy.
Argentum nitricum - Anxiety related HTN remedy.
Aurum metallicum - Stress related HTN remedy.
Other drugs like Arsenic album, Aurum muriaticum, Adonis vernalis, Apocynum cannabinum, Adrenalinum, Antimonium tartaricum, Apis mellifica, Baryta carbonicum, Berberis vulgaris, Carbo animalis, Convallaria majus, Crataegus oxyacantha, Coffea cruda, Digitalis purpurea, Kali phosphoricum, Kalmia latifolia, Lycopodium clavatum, Lycopus virginicus, Plumbum metallicum, Strophanthus, Sulphur, Thuja, Veratum viride, Viscum album are some of the commonly used medicines for Hypertension, selected on the basis of symptoms similarity.
Thus, Managing an individual having HTN with homeopathic drugs is an art, the success of treatment is based upon the selection of a drug similar in picture to the acute totality, followed by the administration of appropriate constitutional remedy. Guidelines regarding diet and life-style modifications is very essential along with similimum, in order to get the best possible outcomes.
BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER – When a case is not going to resolve and becoming worse, even after different suitable remedies, it is advisable to refer the case to higher centre, as “The physician’s high & only mission is to restore the sick to health.” Excercise during Pregnancy Management of High Bp During Pregnancy High Bp During Pregnancy
HYPERTENSION is one of the common medical complications of PREGNANCY and contributes significantly to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Hypertension is a sign of an underlying pathology which may be pre-existing or appears for the first time during pregnancy.
Hypertension during pregnancy affects about 6-8% of pregnant women. Hypertension is responsible for...