The Heart is the most important organ in the human body.Its structure is very delicate.The ailments of the heart are very complicated and serious.Therefore when a heart disease is suspected, senior physicians should be consulted.Here we are mentioning remedies of some common diseases of the heart.If given in the beginning they will arrest the diseases and give relief to the patient.
Ordinarily our heart beats 72 times in a minute and these beats are responsible for the circulation of blood in the whole body.When there is some disease of the heart these beats are increased in number.This is called palpitation.The beats are increased even without effect of the heart, for example, when there is anaemia anxiety, grief, loss of vital fluids, over indulgence, fear, shame, mortification, or drinking.During palpitation the patient is restless and anxious.To cure him the cause should be removed.
Cactus Q: 4-5 drops in an ounce of water should be taken twice or thrice daily.
Iberia Q: When there is pain in the region of the heart, palpitation is worse on coughing or any other kind of exertion, the patient has constriction in the throat and vertigo.
Aconite 1x or 3x: The patient feels as if his heart will stop suddenly there is fear of death and he thinks his death has come.He is anguished and restless.
Natrum Mur: When there is missing of pulse or palpitation due to emotional muses grief, disappointment,
worry etc., a dose of 200 will do.
Arnica: When it is due to injury, accident, etc.
Cactus Q or 30: When the patient has the feeling as if his heart was being squeezed with an iron band.
China: When there is extreme debility due to a loss of vital fluids.
LACHESIS, DIGITALIS and SPIGELIA should also be studied.
The pain is not due to any defect in the heart itself but it is due to some defect either in the muscles or nerves of the heart.Smoking, drinking, worries or rheumatism are also its causes.A shooting pain starts suddenly in the left chest and travels up to the left shoulder and arm.Dyspnoea, restlessness, rapid breathing and cold sweats occur and sometimes the patient becomes unconscious.At the time of pain often a few drops of Amylnitrate are put on a handkerchief and placed at the nose of the patient.It gives relief.
During the attack the pain is severe, rather unbearable.Take half a cup of hot water and dissolve 5 tablets each of MAGNESIA PHOS 6X AND KALI PHOS 6X and administer spoonful doses every 5 minutes.This will relieve the pain.In case there is feat of death, extreme restlessness and anguish, ACONITE 1X OR 3X drop doses should be given every 15 minutes.
Arsenic A: When there is extreme restlessness, great debility, unquenchable thirst and burning, and the patient
feels that he is dying.Give 30, 200 every half hour or 2 hours.
Digitalis Q or 30: When these is a feeling that the heart was gradually sinking.
Aurum: When there is rapid pulse and the feeling as if the heart beats stopped for 2-3 seconds.
Cactus 1x, 30: When there is pain extending to the left shoulder and arm and feeling of iron band on the heart.
Spigelia: When the patient cannot lie on the left side and is worse at the least motion.Sometimes the pain extends to hands and legs, and he feels better on taking a hot drink or lying on the right side.
Crataegus Q: This is a tonic for the heart.5-10 drops twice daily will avert the attacks it should be continued for some time.
Acid Hydro: When there are frequent attacks.
Sometimes the attacks are due to some defect in the heart itself or its blood vessels.Then the above mentioned
medicines are useful, specially SPIGELIA and SPONGIA.
Nowadays there is much unnecessary propaganda of Blood Pressure.If any one feels a little headache he goes to his physician and asks him to check his blood pressure.Doctors too when they examine the patient, will check his blood pressure without fail, and will express anxiety about it, but the fact is that Blood Pressure is not a disease in itself but only a symptom of a disease.When our blood vessels veins and arteries become a bit stiff due to old age or disease of the heart, liver or kidney, the pressure in the blood vessels increases.Normally when the heart contracts the blood pressure is between 130-160 and 90-120 when it dilates.It is less when one is younger and high in old age.It is normally believed that one age plus 100 is his normal B.P.
Dull headache, heaviness of head even without pain, loss of sleep, dyspnoea, anguish and restlessness are some symptoms of B.P.It becomes normal after a disease of the heart, liver or kidneys is treated successfully.Sometimes lt rises due to anxiety, worry, loss in business, disappointment in love or due to failure in examination or defeat in elections etc.This rise is temporary and time cures it.
Ignatia and Acid Phos are its head remedies.
Mahatma Gandhi had B.P. but he took no medicines to keep, it down.He used to, take garlic and kept cold mud plaster on his head when there was a rise in his B.P.
Rest, reduction in the quantity of food, more drinking of water and keeping oneself free from worries are necessary to keep one’s B.P. normal.
Baryta Carb 6, 30 Trit: The chief remedy of High Blood Pressure, specially for persons over 50.
Baryta Mer 3x Trit: When the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure is abnormal, i.e., more than
40-50, 3-4 grains be given dry on tongue twice daily.
Conium: When there is vertigo from least motion of head, aversion to exertion, trembling of legs and palpitation of heart.Suits old maids.
Belladonna 3x or 30: In acute cases repeat every half hour.Headache will be relieved and the patient will sleep.
Glonoine 6, 30: When it is worse in summer and sun, there is pain in temples, the patient feels his head has
Sanguinaria: When the cheeks are red and the patient gets worse in light and better in a dark room headache
increases with sunrise and decreases after sunset.
Gels: When the tongue is dry and it trembles.
LACHESIS, IGNATIA, NATRUM MUR and AURUM MET are some other medicines which are indicated in
High Blood Pressure.
LOW BLOOD PRESSURE
In some disease the blood pressure falls below normal which is not good.Sometimes lt falls due to worry and
anxiety or is some debilitating diseases.
Cactus Q: A few drops with water will normalise LBP.Give hourly or two hourly.
Crataegus Q: 5-10 drops twice or thrice daily will keep it normal.
Lycopedium: If L.B.P is worse and occurs between 4-8 p.m.
Natrum Mur: When it is due to mental or emotional causes.
China: When it is due to a loss of vital fluids.
SEPIA and CARGO VEG should also be considered.
There are several other heart diseases but their diagnosis and treatment should be left to professional physicians.