By Sujal Zaveri
Homeopathy works by treating ‘like with like’. For example, hay fever is treated with a very dilute form of onions, as raw onions would produce symptoms similar to hay fever such as streaming eyes. Sleeplessness can be treated with homeopathic coffee called coffea.A homoeopathic consultation takes into account the whole person including their food likes and dislikes, their physical problems and their mental make-up. There are thousands of different remedies and the homeopath will carefully select the remedy that most closely matches the individual’s profile.Problems with fertility are becoming increasingly common. An inability to conceive can be very stressful for the individual and the couple and can put a huge strain on their relationship. The potential causes of infertility are many and varied: in some cases a deficiency of essential vitamins may be to blame; also, the presence of hormones in the water supply can be a factor. Additionally, many couples these days are attempting to conceive later in life. The homeopathic remedies for infertility are as varied as the causes.
The following cases resulted in successful pregnancy in my practice:
Case 1. Alex was 33 and had been trying for a baby for 3 years. At 14 she was diagnosed anorexic and her periods had temporarily stopped but started again when she turned 16. She had been on the pill from the age of 18 to 24. She was a high achiever and worked hard to reach her goals. However her eating habits were erratic, she drank coffee all day and had one meal in the evenings. Exercise made her feel better and she played squash and ran. Housework and cooking were a chore and she avoided them when possible. Her relationship with her family was strained and she blamed them for her eating disorder. She did not like meeting them often.I prescribed for her Sepia which is made from the ink of a cuttlefish. This was based on a combination of her mental and physical symptoms i.e. aversion to family, high achiever, liked exercise, disliked housework, liked coffee. Also I advised her to avoid coffee which she said she couldn’t. She did not attend her next appointment but rang me two months later to tell me she had conceived!Two years later she returned as she had once again tried to conceive her second baby without any luck. I prescribed Sepia again and she is now the mother of two healthy children.
Case 2. Meera was 35 and diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. She had been trying to conceive for a number of years and both her and her partner had had a number of tests. She was tall and slim with a responsible attitude to life. She cared for her elderly parents and took her role as a wife and daughter very seriously. She ate well, loved salt and was very thirsty. On further questioning she revealed that her husband had had an affair a few years ago. She seemed deeply affected by this. I decided to prescribe on the fact that her problems could have stemmed from her disappointment in love- I gave her Nat Mur 200, during the first month she did not notice any change. I repeated the remedy and she said she felt a sense of wellbeing and the pain in her ovaries lessened. The remedy was repeated again and four months after her first prescription she conceived a boy and managed to carry him for 38 weeks when she delivered him. By no means do all cases result in a success but when they do it is extremely rewarding and prevents the patient from going down the IVF route which is more invasive and expensive.
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