Can Homeopathy Treat Kidney Stones?

Can Homeopathy Treat Kidney Stones?

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As per discussed by Joe Cosgrove in a previous article, there are many ways to prevent and treat kidney stones. However, some individuals suffer from serious episodes of this particular disease, and it is within that context that they set out to find alternative solutions. And by alternative, they often surf across a very wide spectrum: from homeopathic remedies to developing medicines.

But what are kidneys stones after all? The urinary system is composed of kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters and, of course, the urethra. The kidneys ought to be deemed as no less than vital and crucial organs: they are responsible for filtering the blood, removing all kinds of waste products and excessive fluids from the body. Since they can only operate at a determined pace, a part of such waste products and fluids are left after filtering the blood, and that is commonly referred to as urine. The urine, after being built up in the kidneys, passes through the ureters. The urine is then allocated in the urinary bladder and then exits the body via the urethra. The solid, often a mineral, residual product that gets built up in the kidneys or the urinary bladder is what people and individuals, in general, know as kidney stones.

That being said, and since it would be pointless to discuss much further the discomfort commonly associated with this disease, it is not rare to see people trying to find other ways to treat this illness. Such scenario raises the following question: can homeopathy get rid of kidney stones? Although in some cases this condition is considered a case for surgical intervention under the traditional conception of medicine, homeopathy and other alternatives have proven to be effective at getting rid, breaking down and even dissolving kidney stones—or helping them exit the body without surgery. In fact, homeopathy, as well as changes in nutrition, have shown outstanding results in preventing the formation of kidney stones.

Nonetheless, it is important to remember that, regardless the case, is quite important to first assess and determine the type of the kidney stones. As previously stated, there are up to five different types of kidney stones. These include acid and uric stones, calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate stones (or simply calcium stones), struvite stones, staghorn stones and cystine stones. The factors commonly associated with an individual being prone to kidney stones also vary. There are many things that can predispose a person to stone formation such as high protein and calcium intake, lower water intake, infections, obesity, cystinuria and some hereditary conditions, amongst others.

But what homeopathic remedies have proven to be effective at treating kidney stones? Although there is a fistful of medicines, Berberis Vulgaris and Hedeoma Pulegioides stand out amongst the rest and are well-indicated medicines for this ailment.

Berberis Vulgaris is perhaps the most renowned homeopathic medicines for treating kidney stones, especially for those allocated on the left side. In fact, that is the unique symptom that suggests the use of Berberis Vulgaris: pain in the left kidney. The pain, as discussed in older articles, can be dreary, shooting, cutting and even stinging in nature. Since the stone is made of solid material, the pain may get worse with movement. Urine tends to contain sediments, and the kidney region, in general, is sensitive to physical touch. Hedeoma Pulegioides is also another well-indicated medicine for kidney stones allocated in the left side. As well as with Berberis Vulgaris, the symptoms include, but are not limited to, an excruciating pain in the left kidney.

Are there other homeopathic medicines for kidney stones on the right side? Of course: Lycopodium Clavatum stands out as one of the most effective homeopathic medicines for kidney stones allocated in the right kidney. This medicine is an excellent choice. People may determine whether they need Lycopodium Clavatum after assessing possible pain in the right side (kidney or ureter). Normally, this pain tends to get worse with urination: urine is insufficient and even scanty, and may even contain a certain amount of red sediments.

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Aside from the previous medicines, Hydrangea Arborescens is a wonderful medicine for kidney stones with white-ish and yellow-ish sand in urine. This medicine is traditionally known as the stone breaker; it is used to dissolve kidney stones in the ureter as well as in the bladder. The best way to determine whether Hydrangea Arborescens is the right choice is by looking for a significant amount or deposit of white or yellow sand in urine. Besides, the pain tends to be allocated near the kidney region, and in some cases, blood may appear in urine as well.

Aside from the aforementioned medicines, it is advisable to change bad habits in order to prevent the formation of kidney stones. In such sense, it becomes really important for individuals to make dietary and lifestyle changes.

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