Alopecia areata is a condition with patchy loss of hair from some areas of the body. It causes bald spots on the scalp and beard and called “SPOT BALDNESS”. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition in which some antibodies attack the hair follicles. Fungal infection (Microsporum species) may be secondary cause of hair root damage.
Homoeopathic treatment gives encouraging results as the person is treated on holistic basis by constitutional medicines. A short clinical study conducted at GCCHR has given good results as mentioned below:
Total no. of cases of Alopecia with photographic evidence – 58
Gall stones are common biliary pathology. Its treatment is chiefly surgical removal of gall bladder and is one of the most common operations performed by surgeons. Although lot of cases have been treated by homoeopathy, the outcome is not very encouraging (as is evident from our research data given below).
However, the results of study conducted at GCCHR remove the prevalent myths from the mind of physicians, surgeons and even public that gall stones can’t be treated by medicines. It is also evident that unlike kidney stones, dissolution of gallbladder stones is very rare event, although not impossible. Nevertheless, it gives a ray of hope to pediatric, geriatric and patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension and other systemic diseases in whom surgery is contraindicated.
Vitiligo or Leucoderma is depigmentation of skin due to impaired function of melanocytes which produce “Melanin”, the pigment responsible for color of skin. The exact cause of Vitiligo is still obscure but researches indicate that it could be due to autoimmune disorder. It is an absolutely harmless disease except for its cosmetic implication and social stigma.
Homoeopathy believes that various psychological factors such as mental shock, disappointment, business failures, death in family, ambition loss, various dreams, fears and delusions can affect the immune system by disturbing the mind and brain. Certain antibodies are produced which target melanocytes and hence impair production of Melanin pigment resulting in depigmentation (white patches).
Homoeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of totality of symptoms in which “person in disease”, not the “disease in person” is considered for selection of remedy. No external application of ointments/lotions/creams is advised by us because the disease too is not external but deep rooted. Similarly, a number of dietary restrictions are mistakenly imposed but not by us as there is no scientific basis, research or experience to support them.
The result of a clinical study conducted at GCCHR from 1995 till April 2016 is encouraging which is mention below:
Nabothian Cyst and Cervical Polyp are the two most common benign lesions of cervix.
A Nabothian Cyst is a mucus filled cyst and appears as a firm bump on the surface of cervix. A Cervical Polyp is common benign polyp arising within or on the surface of endocervical canal. They are sessile or pedunculated spherical lesions up to 3 cm in diameter. The cause of cervical polyp is uncertain but may be due to hyperestrinism. They are most common in premenopausal women. Both can be detected by ultrasonography, speculum examination and hysteroscopy. The cervical lesion can be treated successfully with homoeopathic medicines.
A short clinical study conducted at GCCHR on both have yielded good results as follows:
Uterine Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growth in the uterus (subserosal, submucosal & intramural). It may occur at any age usually from menarche till menopause. Nearly 20-30 % women in reproductive age group have fibroid which is the most common cause of infertility.
Exact etiology of fibroid is unknown but it is thought to be estrogen dependent. Different unnatural devices of family planning like Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) and contraceptive pills may also increase the occurrence of Uterine Fibroids.
We have treated umpteen number of patients having fibroid whether single or multiple, small or large, symptomatic or asymptomatic and the results are encouraging. Treatment is based on both mental and physical symptoms which are considered for selecting homoeopathic medicines on holistic principle. Chances of recurrence are grim with holistic constitutional treatment.
A clinical study conducted at Gaurang Clinic & Center for Homoeopathic Research, Lucknow on 630 well diagnosed cases of Uterine Fibroid in response to Homoeopathic medicines was published in the Asian Journal of Homoeopathy, Vol. 5, No. 4 (17), November 2011 – January 2012.
Latest data of Uterine Fibroid cases till March 2016 is as follows:
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorder of reproductive age group and the leading cause of infertility. It includes chronic non-ovulation, hyperandrogenism associated with normal or raised estradiol , raised LH and low FSH hormone levels. The prevalence of PCOS ranges from 2.2% to 2.6% in the age group between 18-45 years. It has been observed that incidence appears to have increased due to change in lifestyle and stress.
The most common symptoms of PCOS are infrequent or no menses, infertility, hirsutism, obesity, acne and acanthosis. The usual treatment of PCOS includes oral contraceptives to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce male hormone level and Glycemic control medications.
We treat PCOS by homoeopathic medicine on the basis of both mental and physical symptoms after detailed case taking. Every women suffering from PCOS presents with different set of symptoms so treatment plan for each women is individualised. There are number of psychological causes like shock, grief, mortification, disappointed love, anger and suppression of emotions that affect psycho-neuro-hormonal axis leading to imbalance in pituitary and ovarian hormones resulting in pathological changes in the ovary. Homoeopathic medicines act through same route leading to correction of pituitary and ovarian hormones resulting in complete resolution of cysts.
A clinical study conducted on 218 diagnosed PCOS cases in response to homoeopathic medicines was published in the Homoeopathic Heritage, Vol. 40, No. 12, March 2015.
Latest data of PCOS cases treated at GCCHR till March 2016 is as follows:
Ovarian cyst is benign enlargement of ovary due to accumulation of fluid. It may occur at any age from menarche till menopause. The cause of ovarian cyst is hormonal imbalance, the exact cause of which is not known. Some psychological factors like grief, stress, depression, mental tension, anxiety and mortification etc. can trigger hormone imbalance through psycho-neuro-hormonal axis.
The treatment is chiefly surgical removal of cyst or ovary. A clinical study conducted at Gaurang Clinic and Center for Homoeopathic Research, Lucknow on ovarian cyst showed that majority of cases of ovarian cyst whether unilateral or bilateral, big or small, single or multiple, simple or haemorrhagic can be treated successfully with homoeopathic medicines. The outcome of study conducted at GCCHR is as follows:
Total number of cases of Unilateral Ovarian Cyst – 512
No. of cases
Total number of cases of Bilateral Ovarian Cyst- 64