Subjectivity in Homeopathy

April 21, 2010

Few people know that the practice of homeopathy is actually very subjective. This means that homeopaths use their own judgment and opinions to choose the correct treatments for a patient. This means that the same patient could get two completely different treatments for the same ailment from two different homeopaths.

So how do two practitioners of the same medical profession come up with completely different treatments? Homeopaths take the entire patient into consideration, from the patient’s physical medical history to the patient’s emotional medical history. Homeopaths use this information in different ways depending on their personal opinions on what is affecting the patient. And since the treatments prescribed are defendant on the symptoms the homeopath focuses on, a patient can get different treatments for the same thing. The homeopath simply decides which symptoms are closest to the patient’s character and uses those to diagnose and treat the illness.

Pros and Cons Alternative Medicine

April 14, 2010

Marijuana is an illegal drug. It works by affecting the receptors in the body that are involved with movement, memory, and vomiting. Therefore, it is used by people sometimes as means of reducing pain and nausea. Marijuana is also known as an immune suppressant. It is derived from the seeds, leaves, and flowers of the cannabis plant. However, regardless of the positive effects that marijuana may have for people’s health, it remains illegal. There are pros and cons alternative medicine has determined for using marijuana for health reasons. The information available is basically there to help people gain more knowledge about the plant and how it can affect the body both positively and negatively.

Marijuana is an illegal substance because of its high levels of THC. THC is what is found in the plant that can alter the mind. However, this same component is also what takes away nausea and pain that are found in specific health conditions. For instance, marijuana is often used by people who suffer from different forms of cancer and are taking chemotherapy; it is also a common drug of choice for people with multiple sclerosis. Pros and cons alternative medicine has developed involve many different elements of the drug. For instance, because marijuana is often smoked, it can have a negative effect on the person’s lungs and breathing. This is especially true for people with allergies or asthma. The mind altering effect the drug has can also be seen as a negative by some people who are not intentionally seeking a high. All the available information that pros and cons alternative medicine has developed are a help to the person interested in using marijuana as a medicine. As the use of marijuana becomes more popular for people who suffer from different ailments, there are many different pros and cons alternative medicine can use to determine what can be done. Then if the pros outweigh the cons, then new therapies can be developed or may be developed. This being said, it is not quite so simple. Some medicinal marijuana does not have the same level of THC and therefore does not have the same amount of high with it. However, this again means that it is not necessarily helping the person as much as possible when the THC has been reduced. Another one of the pros and cons alternative medicine has come up with is that chemotherapy leaves people feeling really sick sometimes and the use of medicinal marijuana can help alleviate the nausea from the chemo as well as the pain from the cancer. Using marijuana has a pain control does not seem all that strange when it is thought about. This is because morphine, Demerol, and oxy-contin are all narcotics and illegal on the street but are very commonly used for pain reduction.

Allergy Relief and the Practice of Yoga

April 8, 2010

Studies showed that yoga could reduce allergies over 60%. Yoga helps keep away allergies, asthma, hay fever and so on. Allergies can cause you to wake during the night, struggling to breath, since the condition can cause suffocation. Allergies affect the chest, throat and breathing cause a person to feel stuffy. Some of the problems that emerge from allergies include sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, running nose, aching head, and so on.

Asthma and allergies affect millions of people each year. The condition wakes them up during the night hours causing them to gag or grasp for air. Their breathing is often affected, which makes these people feel helpless.

Yoga helps, since it is a breathing exercise. The key is to focus on your breathing while controlling the body and mind. Once you control your breathing, it will help you to breathe naturally. Learning yoga is a great start to finding allergy relief. Still, you need to learn more about your condition, since allergies could include Rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, and even emphysema.

Your doctor can help you decide which condition you have. The problem is many people go without proper diagnosis or treatment, since patients often fail to explain in detail what symptoms they have. Many patients fail to revisit the doctor after they find relief believing the condition is cured.
Allergies are a hypersensitivity reaction that emerges from natural substances in the air, such as pollen, mildew, mold and so on. The foreign antigens that attack the immune system cause allergies to occur. Dust, mold or other particles in the air that lands on the body parts can cause allergy reactions. If we inhale certain particles from the air, allergies can emerge. Allergies can emerge from injections as well.

Hay fever is another condition your doctor may consider. This is a seasonal allergic reaction, which comes from exposure to ragweed. Grass causes hay fever symptoms as well. Foods, drugs, dust or pet dander can cause allergies to emerge. What happens is the immune system is affected by antigens and then allergens, which starts the antibodies in the body to produce IgE or Immunoglobulin E. The body’s basophils are white blood cells, which IgE attaches to. Basophils travel the bloodstream, which carries onto the mast cells similar to the basophils and sets into the cell tissues. IgE builds on cells, which releases histamines, leukotrienes and prostaglandins. Once these conditions start inflammation develops, which causes swelling. The tissues that surround these cells are inflamed and other tissues are damaged as a result.

To relieve allergic symptoms once must consider yoga. Yet, again you will need a medical expert to diagnose your disorder. Once you have a diagnosis, you understand what you are dealing with, which leads you to acceptance. Acceptance is the keys that open many doors to finding solutions. You can start your yoga practices at this time. Once you start practice naturally, it opens the mind inspiring the proper elements to flow naturally. In short, once the mind opens neurotransmitters send signals naturally to the proper channels.

Aside from yoga, you may want to include essential oils and aromatherapy oils into your strategy. These oils are responsible for relieving millions of people of allergic symptoms. To learn more about aromatherapy and essential oils go online to see which oils are best to use to treat allergic symptoms. You might want to build your immune system. A strong immune system makes it harder for allergens and antigens to enter into the system. If you are searching for relief think yoga, aromatherapy, doctor and methods to take to reduce particles that cause your attacks.