Homeopathy for Osteoporosis
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effective, natural treatment for osteoporosis.
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Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a
decrease in bone density. Bones become weak and brittle. A common result of
osteoporosis is fractures.
Osteoporosis rarely causes signs or symptoms until
it's advanced. It affects women more than men because
they have less bone mass and because they produce less estrogen after
menopause which reduces the body's ability to keep calcium in the bones. It
is common in older adults
leads to degeneration of the spine, a humpback, and fragile bones which are
more easily fractured.
results in adults that are fragile, weak and more breakable.
- Osteoporosis also results in shorter elderly
people whose vertebrae are compressing against each other due to the loss
of calcium from the bone.
- Unfortunately, most women consume too many foods that leech the calcium
out of their bones.
Osteoporosis reduces bone mass
per unit bone volume resulting in reduced strength and increased risk of
fracture often with even a minor trauma. The bone mass decreases with
increasing age and osteoporosis is common in post-menopausal women as
estrogen prevents bone resorption. This group is more prone to fractures.
As people are living longer
and more sedentary lives, incidence of osteoporosis is expected to continue
Osteoporosis can be classified as follows:
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
Here Are The Best Ways To Avoid Osteoporosis
Depleters: Calcium vampires are substances that suck the calcium
out of your bones. In other words, they stimulate the body to excrete more
calcium than is being put into it. Substances which remove calcium are
alcohol, caffeine, salt, animal protein, fats, tobacco, distilled water,
oxalic acid-rich foods (chard, rhubarb, spinach, and chocolate), and
vaccinations, absorbed from baking
soda, aluminum pots, and from certain deodorants).
Depleting Drugs: Many drugs disrupt calcium absorption or
metabolism, including antacids, antibiotics, anti-depressants, barbituates,
cholesterol-reducing drugs, corticosteroids, diuretics, laxatives, and
foods and drinks: These will greatly also impair calcium absorption. The worse offenders
are soda drinks, milk and milk products and many processed foods.
Eat Calcium-rich Foods: Sardines, salmon, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, tofu with calcium
sulfate, mineral water, and sesame seeds all will supply your body with
calcium. Milk, yogurt or cheese are rich in calcium
- Drink Horsetail Tea: This herb is rich
in calcium and silica and can help build strong bones.
Do Weight Bearing
Exercise Regularly: weight-bearing exercise such as walking, tennis, dancing,
rope-jumping, basketball, and backpacking, helps build strong bones.
Swimming is not considered a weight-bearing exercise because of the
zero-gravity environment of water.
Do Other Gentle
Exercises Regularly: Yoga and other gentle exercises help make you limber and
Support stomach acid.
An inadequate amount of stomach acid can lead to poor absorption of calcium.
To increase stomach acid, eat charcoal-barbequed foods or charcoal
supplements, eat more slowly, and don't wash your food down too quickly with
Boron is of special value; it has been found to stimulate higher estrogen
levels and increase bone density. Supplement with 5 mg. per day
Supplements: Pre-menopausal women should take approximately 1,000
mg. of calcium a day. During menopause they should take about 1,500 mg. The
best calcium supplements are hydroxyapatite, citrate, lactate, gluconate,
and carbonate. Avoid taking large doses of calcium at one time; ake smaller
doses more frequently. Too much calcium can create problems because it
displaces iron, manganese, and zinc,
and it can lead to kidney stones. The dose of magnesium should
be at least 50% of the dose of calcium.
Take Fish Oils:
Fish oil has a healthy dose of vitamin D which helps the body absorb
Take Other Supplements.
Boron, zinc, copper and manganese are essential for bone integrity. They
are all in a diet rich in green leafy vegetables.
Take Vitamin C: Vitamin
C, 1000 mg which helps to create collagenous fibers to which the calcium of
the bone is attached.
Take Vitamin D:
Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption. You can absorb
vitamin D by being exposed to the sun. Get a healthy dose of this sun
vitamin (an hour or two), but don't overdo it.
Take Vitamin K:
This is an important nutrient in bone health. Btamin K helps activate
certain proteins that are involved in the structuring of bone mass.
Homeopathic Remedies for Osteoporosis
The purpose homeopathy is not only
to treat osteoporosis but to address its underlying cause and individual
susceptibility. The following remedies are for osteoporosis treatment and are
selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For
individualized remedy selection and treatment, the person should consult a
Rheumatic affections of joints, especially elbow and knee.
Legs weak and trembling, worse descending stairs. Involuntary contractions
of fingers, partial paralysis of forearm; writer's cramp. Swelling of
This remedy can work extremely for people
with osteoporosis by promoting the absorption of calcium. Helpful to
individuals who are easily tired by exertion and tend to feel anxious and
overwhelmed from work or stress. Chilly, flabby or overweight, and feel
worse from cold and dampness. Back pain, swollen joints, and a sweaty head
at night are often seen. People who need this remedy often have strong
cravings for both eggs and sweets.
Calcarea phosphorica (6C)
Stiffness, soreness, and weakness of the
bones and joints often are experienced by those who need this remedy.
Delicate and easily broken bones. Aching in the bones of the neck, upper
back, and hips can be distressing. Deep tiredness frequently is felt,
especially after exercise. Low appetite, green stools, offensive, with
undigested food. Calcium deposits and bone-spurs may develop, even while
general bone-loss is taking place, and fractures may be slow to heal. A
feeling of dissatisfaction and a strong desire for travel or a change of
circumstances are often seen in people who need Calcarea phosphorica.
Deficiency of muscles and fat in addition to
deficiency of bones. Unhealthy condition of glands is always present when
this remedy is indicated.
Those who are sensitive, suggestible,
imaginative, but easily tired or weakened physically. Bones may be less
strong than normal, or be slow to heal after fractures. Weakness is often
felt in the spine, with burning pain between the shoulder blades. Often tall
and thin with an easily-flushing face. A desire for refreshing foods
(especially ice cream) and strong thirst for cold or carbonated drinks.
Person craves salt. Easy perspiration or very dry skin. History of
grief and trauma.
Often nervous, easily tired, very chilly, and
tend to sweat at night. Refined or delicate appearance, and often have
weakness in the spine. Injuries are slow to heal. Tendency to low resistance
to infection. Moderate exercise often warms the person up and improves
When osteoporosis is a problem, fractures often
occur from mild trauma. Useful for strengthening and healing bones when new
fractures occur, and also helpful when pain persists in old, healed
Cells Salts For Osteoporosis
The cell salt
Calc phos 6X or 30X is helpful for
fighting osteoporosis and avoiding bone fractures.
In the case of a bone
fracture, take Calc phos 30C once daily
for one month.