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Lupus and Homeopathy

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Homeopathy is an alternative medical system that treats diseases and disorders with preparations made out of natural substances given in minute doses to the patient, which if given in larger potencies/doses to a healthy person could cause the same disease symptoms. It is a tested system of medication and has been around since the 18th century, having successfully treated many challenging diseases and disorders.

Homeopathic medicines are made out of plant material. They are prepared by serial dilutions and succussions whereby after severe and repeated dilutions in water or alcohol base they are vigorously shaken/vibrated, such that no toxic property of the chemical remains except for its vital energy. This is called potentisation. Thus, the more diluted a medicine, the more potent it is and a single dose of such a medicine could affect us for months.

One must consult a certified/licensed homeopathic doctor before embarking on any program. Registered homeopathic practitioners select treatments according to patient consultation which explores the physical and psychological state of the patient, both of which are considered important while selecting the remedy. Therefore, what works for one lupus patient may not work for another. Besides going through your medical records, performing a physical examination, inquiring about diet preferences, and summarizing your temperament and symptoms, the doctor will determine your body constitution (Vata, Pita or Kafa) to be able to prescribe a homeopathic drug that is right for you.

I have provided a list that shows some of the medicines used for the management of lupus conditions. However, the list is only indicative and not a replacement for professional consultation:

1. Calcarea carb: This is prescribed if the lupus patient suffers from bone loss/osteoporosis, and/or inflammation and soreness of joints, especially of the hands and knees. A potency of 30C is recommended. It is also prescribed when the lupus patient experiences neck stiffness, chills, fever. Acute cases may be given this drug every three to four hours.

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