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Apart from the physical changes, girls of this age start to think and feel differently. They make close relationships outside the family, with friends of their own age. As they become more independent, they want to try out new things, but often realize that they do not have any experience to sort out their problems when things get out of control. This may produce a variety of emotions – feeling very mature at one time, very young and vulnerable the next.
Adolescence (Latin adolescentia, from adolescere, to grow up) is the period of psychological, social, and physical transition between childhood and adulthood. This article is mainly for the parents of adolescent girls. Some teenagers might also enjoy reading it. Most of these girls respond to reassurance, a good balanced diet, moderate exercises and constitutional homeopathic drugs like Pulsatilla, Natrum muriaticum, Kali carbonicum, Graphites and Lycopodium.
It is a disorder where the uric acid is not metabolised well. The serum (blood) level of this normal substance is high. The higher levels allow the uric acid crystals to get deposited in and around the joints. This causes severe pain, swelling and redness of that area. The crystals can also get deposited in the kidneys to form uric acid stones. Homoeopathy is known to control the uric acid diathesis and is also useful in acute attacks. The following homeopathic drugs are important aids in the treatment of gout……………………
This is the current name for the syndrome characterized by debilitating fatigue and a variety of associated physical, constitutional, and psychological complaints.
Women are twice as likely to suffer from it as men are. The patients are usually in the age-group 25-45 years, though cases in childhood and middle age are described.
Homeopaths believe in treating the patient who has the disease and not the disease in the patient. Hence, homeopathy is more likely to help such cases. The constitutional remedy selected on the basis of a detailed history and examination would bring the patient back to normal activity.
Puberty in girls is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. There are profound biological, morphological and psychological changes that lead to full maturity and eventually fertility. In a short time, the child takes on an adult like physique.
Constitutional homeopathic treatment given at puberty would thus go a long way in preventing disease and maintaining the physical and mental well being of the patient.
I used to listen to this popular Pink Floyd number as a child and I think it had a cult following. This anthem is still relevant in the present times. I have been teaching homeopathy for over 25 years and I sometimes feel that this number is a current favorite with the kids because of the reality it portrays.
Whether poison or food, homeopathy can make a substance very useful in the treatment of diseases……….. Common salt or sodium chloride is one such substance. A regular article of our diet, it is probably used only by homeopaths as a medicine.
I chanced upon this article in The Economist of September 3rd-9th 2011 which talks about the experiments performed on rodents and suggests that bacteria dwelling in the gut can affect the brain, and thereby influence an individual’s mood and behavior.
This idea is not new at all. Homeopaths have been aware of the effect of the bowel flora on the health for almost a hundred years. This was first highlighted by John Paterson in the early 1900s.
It is heartening to note that what was published by a homeopath in the early 20th century is being confirmed by modern day researchers.
Mrs. ABC, 35 years old, came to me complaining of extreme swings in her mood, introspection and suicidal thoughts…………
One can label a person as suffering from PMS if a group of symptoms recurs in the same fashion and is relieved with the appearance of the menses.
Constitutional treatment by a good and qualified homeopath will surely help in PMS.