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The best way to treat obesity is to identify the underlying causative factor while promoting patient behavior changes and determining healthy outcomes. In a multidisciplinary approach to obesity treatment, the primary role of the homeopath is to guide the patient towards a healthy meal plan, physical activity, and behavioral interventions while identifying the constitutional medicine that will tackle the underlying causative factor. Due to fewer or no side effects homeopathy offers a drug therapy that is natural and non-taxing on the patient in any way
Dr.K.S. Gopi a researcher, academician, practitioner, and author of best seller book Homeopathy Easy Prescriber has identified important remedies for this condition
Doctor selected Obesity treatment homeopathy medicines by guiding symptoms
Calcarea carb 30 - excess fat in the abdomen (belly fat), sluggish metabolism causing obesity and weight gain. As per Harvard edu a slow metabolism burns fewer calories, which means more gets stored as fat in the body; that's why some people have difficulty losing weight by just cutting calories. A fast metabolism burns calories at a quicker rate, which explains why some people can eat a lot and not gain extra pounds. Guiding Symptoms: fatty and flabby perspires profusely, especially on the head, cannot tolerate cold air, has peculiar eating habits (boiled eggs, chalk, clay, pencils, lime), etc. Due to sluggish metabolic activity, the patient is always constipated. Dr says this medicine can also be considered if obesity is due to thyroid problems or polycystic ovarian disease
Antimonium crudum 30 - for obese children As per Mayoclinic, Lifestyle issues - too little activity, being glued to TV or mobile, and consuming too many calories from food and drinks are the main contributors to childhood obesity. But genetic and hormonal factors might play a role as well. Guiding Symptoms: the child is highly irritable, very cross, marked aversion to cold bathing. The significant indicator is a craving for acidic things like pickles in the child. The child’s tongue, in this case, is usually thickly white coated and the stomach is deranged with alternate diarrhea and constipation due to a habit of overeating.
Fucus Vesiculosis Q - is tried when Calcarea carb. fails. In fucus, thyroid problem is the main reason for weight gain. As per NIH, the obese population had a 70% increased risk of subclinical thyroid disorder. Thyroid dysfunction causes decreased basal metabolism and thermogenesis, an accumulation of hyaluronic acid, and a decreased renal flow, all factors leading to water retention
Natrum mur 200 - excess of fat mainly in the thighs and buttocks as compared to other parts of the body. Gives wonderful results if the person has gained excess weight due to long-continued stress or depression. Guiding symptoms: There is excessive heat in the patient’s body and intolerance towards the heat of the sun, anemia, and craving for extra salts in the diet. Natrum mur patient has weeping tendencies, especially when alone, which worsens when someone consoles him/her and reserved nature.
Lycopodium 200 - thighs and buttock areas have excess fat. However constitutional symptoms are different. Lycopodium is for chronic sufferers of gastric troubles like flatulence and constipation. Guiding symptoms Patient craves sweet foods, indulges in hot drinks and hot food, and tends to eat far beyond their capacity causing a bloated abdomen and weight gain. Mentally, the person requiring this medicine is very irritable and easily roused to anger, especially on being contradicted. Hypothyroidism is another cause of weight gain in Lycopodium. Gastrointestinal disorders that are related to obesity are GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome, IBD: Inflammatory bowel disease, GI: Gastrointestinal, NAFLD: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Nux Vomica 30 - excess weight due to sedentary (lazy) habits. A sedentary lifestyle is often sitting or lying down while engaged in an activity like socializing, watching TV, playing video games, reading or using a mobile phone or computer for much of the day as per the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. This means You burn fewer calories and have higher chances of weight gain. Because the energy provided by the food you eat, and the extra energy you consume is stored by the body as fat. Nux vomica patients are chronic sufferers of the most constipation. Such a person has a continuous urge to pass stool, but only a little stool is ejected at a time. Also, there is intolerance to cold air. Nux vomica patients like spicy food, fatty food, and stimulants like coffee or alcoholic drinks. Mentally, the person is extremely sensitive to external impressions and gets angry to an extreme degree too.
Phytolacca berry Q is considered a near specific for obesity. No possible defect in the system. A general remedy to reduce weight and fat says Dr. Gopi. Phytolacca Berries are known to regulate the hunger pattern, aid proper digestion and ingestion. It contains caryophyllene, phytolaccin, phytolacanin, a glycoprotein called pokeweed mitogen, and salts of phytolaccic acids that lower intake of food, control mental levels of stupor and weariness. Hyperacidity and feelings of weakness are lowered.
Ignatia 200 is prescribed when depression is the cause of weight gain. The persons requiring Ignatia usually eat to a great extent due to sadness and consequently, gain weight. They have a very fickle mood that changes from sadness to happiness and from laughter to tears.
Ammonium carb. 30 - excess fat in the upper body when compared to thin legs. Guiding symptoms: the patient is sluggish and always feels tired and weak. These people usually have a sedentary lifestyle. They also show marked sensitivity to cold air.
Graphites 30 - women gained excess weight around menopause, earlier during younger age the females had delayed menses. The patient may have skin eruptions that ooze thick sticky discharge. Graphites mainly suit women who remain sad, cannot tolerate cold air, and suffer from chronic constipation. There is an increased sensitivity to cold.
Pulsatilla Nig 30 - obesity due to uterine complaints. The patient has a mild, gentle, yielding disposition. The patient is averse to fatty food and drink, and loss of thirst. The patient likes open air. As per plos org journal, in women, increased body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased prevalence of gynecological conditions, including excessive and abnormal menstrual bleeding, endometriosis and uterine fibroids (UF), PCOS, pregnancy complications
Sepia 30 is also effective for weight gain around menopause. Sepia suits women who are irritable and indifferent, and may also complain of hot flushes. A prominent feature that serves as a clear indicator that Sepia is required for treatment is bearing down sensations in the pelvic organs of the woman. They have polycystic ovarian disease.
Thyroidinum 3X is suitable when obesity is due to hypothyroidism. As per NCBI, Hypothyroidism is associated with decreased thermogenesis, and decreased metabolic rate, and has also been shown to correlate with a higher body mass index (BMI) and a higher prevalence of obesity.
Source: blog article by Dr.K.S Gopi in ks-gopi dot blog spot dot com
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Dosage: (Pills) Adult and children 2 years of age and older: Dissolve 4 pills under the tongue 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a physician. (Drops): The usual dosage is 3-4 drops in a teaspoon of water 2-3 times daily. Dosage may vary depending on the conditions. Always consult a Homeopathic Physician before taking medicines
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As per Harvard edu, some genetic predisposition to obesity depends on patients' family history and ethnicity. Since 2006, genome-wide association studies have found more than 50 genes associated with obesity. For some people, genes account for just 25% of the predisposition to be overweight, while for others the genetic influence is as high as 70% to 80%. Know Dr.Rukmani's recommendation for this condition
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