HOMEOPATHY AND DIABETES 1
(Disclaimer: this article is for education purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition. If you suspect you have diabetes, please consult your doctor. )
One thing I have learned over the years is that homeopathy can really help in any health situation. Some medical conditions have such a “finality” about them and the mere mention of the condition means that “this is it”; there is nothing more to do but resign to a life of dependency on phramaceutical drugs and a sub-standard quality of life.
This is so disempowering! We need to remind ourselves that we are the creators of our own life and that includes our health, of course!
Diabetes is no exeption! Homeopathy has so much to offer!
Here is a quick list of possible remedies that have been proven really useful:
Uranium nitricum: This remedy is very effective in diabetes originating in dyspepsia. It lessens the sugar and quantity of the urine ; symptoms such as defective digestion, languor, debility and much sugar in the urine, enormous appetite and thirst, yet the patient continues to emaciate.
Syzygium jambolanum: It is a remedy capable of diminishing the amount of sugar in the urine, especially when used in the tincture and lower riturations, and some cases have been reported cured.
Acidum phosphoricum: Corresponds to diabetes of nervous origin ; the urine is increased, perhaps milky in color and containing much sugar. It suits cases due to grief, worry and anxiety, those who are indifFerent and apathetic, poor in mental and physical force. There will be loss of appetite, sometimes unquenchable thirst and perhaps the patient will be troubled with boils. When patients pass large quantities of pale colorless urine or where there is much phosphatic deposit in the urine it is the remedy.
Phosphorus: Useful in diabetes and pancreatic diseases especially in those of a tuberculous or gouty diathesis. The pancreatic involvement will call attention to Phosphorus.
Acidum lacticum: An exceedingly good remedy in the gastro-hepatic variety of diabetes and good results often follow its use. It has a fine clinical record. The symptoms are: urinates copiously and freely, urine light yellow and saccharine, thirst, nausea, debility, voracious appetite and constipation.
Acidum aceticum: It is also a valuable diabetic remedy, and it has passing of large quantities of pale urine, intense thirst, hot, dry skin and marked debility.
Bryonia: Should not be neglected in this disease. No remedy has dryness of the lips as a symptom of hepatic disorder more marked than Bryonia and this is often one of the first symptoms of diabetes. There is a persistent bitter taste, the patient is languid, morose and dispirited, thirst may not be extreme nor the appetite voracious, the patient may lose strength through inability to eat.
Argentum metallicum: Hahnemann suggests the use of this remedy in diuresis, it is of decided use in diabetes insipidus. The urine is profuse, turbid and of sweet odor. Micturition is frequent and copious.