Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Homeopathic treatment

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Introduction:

We are not aware of how much time we spend with the computer and keyboard. School children, middle-aged, old people everyone works on the computer resulting in rise in the number of patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Women are three times more likely to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome than men.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs due to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the flexor retinaculum at the wrist.
Bounded by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to your hand and nine tendons that bend your fingers. Pressure placed on the nerve produces the numbness, pain, and weakness in the hand that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome.

Cause:

  • Wrist fracture
  • Working on a keyboard, typing, carpentry and other tasks that require repetitive motions of wrists and hands are the common causes.
  • Repetitive flexing and extending of the tendons in the hands and wrists when done forcefully for prolonged periods can increase the pressure within the carpal tunnel.
  • Arthritis of the wrist particularly rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Soft tissue thickening in myxoedema and acromegaly.
  • Edema associated with pregnancy.
  • Idiopathic.
  • Obesity.
  • Sometimes if your carpal tunnel is more narrow than average.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Pain, numbness, and paraesthesia in hand. It usually starts with a vague aching in the wrist that can extend to the hand or forearm.
  • Pain may radiate through the forearm and occasionally involve the whole arm.
  • Tingling and numbness in your fingers or hand, especially the thumb, index, middle or ring fingers. This usually occurs while holding a phone or while driving or simply after awakening.
  • Typically pain is more at night or early in the morning.
  • Weakness of the muscles of hand with or without wasting. Tendency to drop objects.
  • Positive Tinel sign - Gentle tapping over carpal tunnel causes paraesthesia in part of the cutaneous distribution of the nerve.

Complications:

If left untreated damage can be caused to the muscles and nerves.

Diagnosis:

  • Diagnosis is made on the basis of signs and symptoms by a physician. The median nerve does not provide sensation to the little finger, so that finger is not involved.
  • Your doctor will also want to test the sensation in your fingers and the strength of the muscles in your hand. Pressure on the median nerve at the wrist, produced by either bending the wrist, tapping on the nerve or simply pressing on the nerve, can bring on the symptoms in many people. The following diagnostic tests are recommended.
  • Electromyography measures the tiny electrical discharges produced in muscles. A thin-needle electrode is inserted into the muscles your doctor wants to study. An instrument records the electrical activity in your muscle at rest and as you contract the muscle. This test determines if muscle damage has occurred.
  • A nerve conduction study is carried out. Two electrodes are taped to your skin. A small shock is passed through the median nerve to see if electrical impulses are slowed in the carpal tunnel.

Prevention:

  • Move your fingers; perform some exercises to relax your fingers, especially after typing or doing repetitive work.
  • Take small breaks after working continuously. Gently bend and stretch your hands and wrists.
  • Correct your posture as improper posture may compress the nerves in your neck which can affect wrists' fingers and hands. Avoid bending your wrist all the way up or down. The keyboard should be at elbow height or lower.
  • Wearing fingerless gloves can keep the wrist and hand warm and prevent stiffness if you are working in a cold environment.

Treatment:

The conventional form of treatment includes a non-surgical approach like steroids, wrist splints, and pain killers. If the symptoms persist or become severe then a surgical approach is taken.

Homeopathic Management

  • Homeopathic medicines are safe, easy to administer and free from side effects. If carpal tunnel syndrome occurs during pregnancy, most of the women are hesitant and afraid to take conventional medicine thinking about adverse effects it may have on the baby.
  • Homeopathic medicines can cure them if medicines are given after detail case taking. Tingling, pain, numbness is common symptoms that are taken care of by Homeopathy as individualization is done. A detailed case History includes signs and symptoms-physical, emotional and social aspects of the patient's life.
  • When after analyzing the detailed case history, a Homeopathic constitutional remedy is prescribed to the patient that acts on the root cause of the problem.
  • Thus, there is a relief in the symptoms of pain and tingling sensation of the hand and prevents the further complication that is the weakness of muscles with wasting.
  • Along with the Homeopathy medicines, certain other conservative methods should be done like frequent rest of wrists from activities, applying cold packs to reduce swelling, splinting of wrist at night etc. All these methods will help in preventing the surgical intervention.
  • Homeopathic medicine acts by rectifying the root cause of problem eg: arresting the arthritic changes in the wrist, reducing edema during pregnancy etc  without causing any side-effects.

Sunday, April 14, 2019



Homeopathy and Autism By Dr.Joshis Center for Autism drjoshis.com

Hello Parents!
We all know how much anxious and worried the parents of autistic kids are. There are various treatment/therapies available and parents are willing to approach many experts working for these autistic kids. They are willing to try anything that works for their kids. All they need is the results.  
But I think it’s far more important that these stressed parents know that there is one more expert who can bring about miraculous changes in the lives of these special kids and it is none other than a HOMEOPATH.

The main objective of this article is to inform them that apart from all the therapies that they try for their kids-Homeopathy is by far the best option for treatment of Autism.
But alas! The medical community as usual has failed once again to give Homeopathy it’s rightful credit that it deserves. And this is, in spite of thousands of clinically proven and improved cases of Autism spectrum disorder.
In fact, there are many instances where therapists and experts working for these autistic kids have stopped these hesitant parents from starting Homeopathic treatment.
It is just baffling to know that these therapist can make such irresponsible remarks on Homeopathy. Such misinformation and advice can be very damaging with some parents never even trying Homeopathy at all for their kids.
A Homeopath studies this art for five years, gets a Bachelor’s degree and some pursue further studies of another three years achieving master’s degree in Homeopathy with specialisation in subjects like psychology, gynaecology etc. So obviously a Homeopath is not a quack or unqualified to treat autism. In fact, he is the right person who can tell how much improvement your kid will achieve with his homeopathic medicine.
That is why, it is best for the parents to refrain from asking information about Homeopathy treatment to these therapist, counsellors, teachers etc. who are ignorant about it. This can destroy their only chance for hope of improvement.
So this article is not just for such hesitant, nervous and misinformed parents but also for these therapist who should open their eyes and mind to one of the most efficacious, wonderful form of treatment that is –HOMEOPATHY.
Homeopathy medicines act in a very subtle and gentle way and it is the safest form of medical treatment available.
It acts on various centres of brain and also helps alleviate mental symptoms as well such as anxiety, depression, social awkwardness bringing about positive changes in the child.
It is more of an individualistic approach where the Homeopathic medicine is prescribed based on the thorough case history comprising of entire individual make-up—the constitution, physical attributes, emotional needs of the autistic child.
The history not just includes of the child but also the mental status of the mother during pregnancy is taken into consideration. That is why there is a step by step improvement in the cognitive, social, emotions and physical skills of these autistic children.
Homeopathy treatment along with various therapies like-Applied behaviour analysis, Sensory integration therapy, music therapy, Art therapy, floortime, etc can work wonders for these autistic kids to overcome their day to day challenges.

It is by far the safest, gentle and clinically proven, most effective form of treatment for the children of Autism spectrum disorder. It works without causing any side-effects to the children and if this treatment is started early in the these kid’s life it can do wonders.
 So Parents, Do not worry and let Homeopath handle your kid’s case.
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Friday, December 01, 2017

Does Homeopathy help in treating Autism? By Dr.Santosh Joshi


Homeopathy the science which has given so much to the society yet the one which is commonly persecuted as placebo effect, it isn’t science so on and so forth. But we are not just believers we are a bunch of intellects who have seen the efficacy of the science and art when practised in the correct manner has yielded best results.
I have seen many cases where there was no hope to offer to the suffering, but Homeopathy came to their rescue. Homeopathy is a science based on sound scientific principles and has a complete pharmacopeia describing the effects of the medicines.
We get queries from all over the world for Homeopathic treatment for Autism, we have seen encouraging results with Homeopathic medicines, not only did these Homeopathic medicines were easy to give but also effective. No side effects, what else can one expect but still lot of those suffering kids do not get the benefit of Homeopathic medicines. Thanks to the bad publicity drive by so many from ulterior motives.
We at Dr. Joshi’s center for Autism are a strong advocate of Early intervention for autism, but we also advice to take Homeopathic medicines which enhances the whole treatment protocol. Homeopathic medicines help in improving the comprehension of the child, imagine a child who goes to the therapy but doesn’t sit in one place for even five minutes. When the right homeopathic medicine is given the same child can perform so well in the therapy sessions.
We take into consideration the reports by the Early intervention team and it also undergoes the detailed Homeopathic case taking which is an essential part to select the right homeopathic medicines that suits the individual. As homeopathic medicine is highly individualised we need to find the correct remedy that suits the individual, so it can make the positive impact on the individual and help in dealing with the disorder.
Some parents are worried about the distance how can Dr. Joshi’s center for Autism help patients in other parts of the world, but we have seen the complete treatment cycle from various countries and states and successfully implemented our treatment protocol seamlessly.
Homeopathic medicine can be given for long term without any side effects, and we have seen that the percentage of regression after improvement decreases.

Give your child the Homeopathic care and it can bring encouraging change and benefit the child in the long run. Time is precious don’t waste it.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Acid and Alkaline food

It is essential to balance the acid and alkali levels in our bodily systems.The body has internal mechanism to balance the acid alkaline ratio but it is important to have a balanced acid alkaline food. The pH factor indicates the acidity and alkalinity of the body and plays a vital role in body chemistry. Normal pH value is 7 and under this indicates acidity, while values above 7 are an indicator of alkalinity.

The pH value of saliva and urine is 6 and 6.8 respectively which shows that they are slightly acidic in nature. These are the average values; any value above this would indicate alkaline nature, while anything lower would indicate a more acidic nature. High acidic levels in the body can cause several problems like acidity, heart burn, indigestion, headaches, nervous disorders, excessive hunger and even drowsiness.

Acidosis causes many diseases like high blood pressure, skin diseases, frequent cough, cold and fever, rheumatism, premature ageing and low immunity. Considering these, one would think that a high level of alkalinity is better but one cannot be further from the truth because a high level of alkalinity in the body causes sluggishness, lethargy, water retention, lack of concentration, lack of drive and will power etc. However, studies indicate that people with higher alkaline levels are less prone to diseases and have a stronger immune system.

Acidosis can easily be controlled through a carefully monitored diet. In certain cases where the acidosis is due to a disease has to be handled by treating the disease.A proper diet goes long way in maintaining a good health.

All flesh foods, refined foods like sugars and maida, coffee, grains like wheat, oats, barley etc, pulses and eggs are high in acid content. On the other hand, foods like leafy vegetables, fruits, mushrooms etc are alkaline in nature. Citrus fruits, though acidic in taste, become alkaline when digested and help in restoring the balance of acid and alkali in the body. Foods that contain higher levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium reduce acidity and help in maintaining the alkalinity level.

To balance the acid and alkali levels, 80 percent of the food that we consume should be alkaline, while 20 percent should be acidic. This means that we should incorporate more of root vegetables like yam, beetroot, carrots, radish etc I the menu, while avoiding acid forming foods such as wheat, oat, rice, barley, fish, eggs, pulses etc. Most green vegetables like peas, cucumber, gourds, lady finger, cabbages, onions, beans, cauliflower etc, are also alkaline in nature. Adding fruit juices is a very safe method of adding alkali to the body. Fruit and vegetable juices are extremely beneficial for health.

Leafy green vegetables like spinach, methi, beet greens, spring onion leaves, radish leaves, amaranth leaves are particularly useful while trying to balance the acid-alkali levels and it is advisable to include them in your diet in proper proportions.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sensory issues in Autism treated with Homeopathy - Dr.Joshi's Center for Autism

A 3 years 2 months old child suffering from severe sensory issues due to autism was bought to our consultation room for homeopathic treatment. The child was putting everything in mouth and licks whatever e gets in his hand. The child also handles his private parts and if there is any noise he will cover his ears and he becomes uneasy.
The child also eats only specific food and dislikes any change in texture of the food; he also doesn't chew the food and mostly swallows the food.
The child is very restless and doesn't sit in one place he constantly runs from one place to another and the focus is also very less. When the child is taken for therapy the major issue is that the child doesn't concentrate or sit in one place. The child keeps smiling for no reason there is lot of anger present when he doesn't get what he wants. When angry the child will bite and pull hair and doesn't get pacified easily.
The child doesn't play with children of his age and there is no speech till now. The child loves to play in water and can spend hours together playing in water. There is lot of babbling but it's all meaningless. There is lot of separation anxiety and the child doesn't leave his mother. Otherwise the child is fearless and doesn't get scared of anything.
Developmental Milestones
Age of walking: 2 years Eruption of first teeth: 6 months the child used to have dentitional diarrhea which was treated with Homeopathy. Speech: Not yet developed.
The mother had no tensions during pregnancy except bleeding during the 3rd month of pregnancy but it was treated and she was alright.The pregnancy was planned and there is no history of any major illness in the parents.
Personal history:
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Appetite: Good
  • Cravings: Ice, Ice cream, tooth paste
  • Aversion ::textures, if the milk is changed then he will have diarrhea
  • Thirst: For large quantities of water.
  • Sleep and Dreams: sleeps in knee chest position, grinding of teeth in sleep earlier. Sleep is very less and is very restless and takes lot of time to fall asleep.
  • Urine: Normal
  • Stools: Normal. If he doesn't pass stools for 1 day he will become very restless.
  • Thermals:the child cannot bear heat and feel very hot .Even in cold weather he doesn't feel that cold.
Family history: No major illness
Remedy Selection and Follow ups
The remedy was selected after analysis and evaluation of the case history. The homeopathic remedy was prescribed in the 30c potency. The name of the remedy is not disclosed to prevent self medication. The patient was give 1 dose at bedtime for 14 days and the parents were asked to report. As the patient was from out station the next follow up was scheduled via video conferencing.
31.03.2009
The parent reported that the putting of things in mouth is less. The child feels very hot and wants to be in cool place. The sleep is improved and he doesn't take much time to sleep. Hyperactivity is the same. When he goes out he doesn't like to walk. The licking of objects is also decreased. The same medicine was continued and the follow up was scheduled after a month. The parents were asked to report regularly on phone.
11.04.2009
Biting in anger, doesn't cry now, sleep is better, but the anger has increased. Sensory issues are getting better. Babbling has increased. Eating is better now, chews food. Note should be made that in some cases we see rapid improvement but the results vary from case to case depending on the person's susceptibility and the intensity of the disorder. The same medicine was continued the potency was raised to 200c.
14.06.2013
Crying since today morning as his uncle scolded him. This was a good improvement and the parents were happy as he could comprehend that someone is angry. Also the babbling has increased and he attempts to talk and puts pressure. Pulling of hair, biting, and anger have reduced markedly. The sensitiveness to sound where he used to cover his eyes is not marked now. The touching of private parts has decreased. His concentration during therapy is better and can focus better than before.
Conclusion of the case:
From the above explanation of the autism case it is evident that when the right homeopathic medicine is given in the right potency we see positive improvement in the individual. It is very important to understand the case and the peculiar expressions so it is easy to find the right remedy by individualization. In this case we were able to successfully resolve the sensory issues that the child was facing and treatment was continued. All the follow ups are not included here. The aim of this presentation is to bring to light the right homeopathic medicines along with proper follow ups can help the individual without any side effects.
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