Taking measures to keep your blood pressure steady can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke in half, and it can keep your mind sharp. The good news is that controlling your blood pressure is getting a lot easier.
Sip on tea
Drinking three cups of black, green, or oolong tea can lower your risk of hypertension and lower your numbers five points if they’re already high. The flavonoids in tea relax blood vessels and help block the formation of artery-stiffening plaque.
Eat Green Veggies
Even if you’re past menopause, your fat cells create estrogen. Ensuring it’s the safest form can cut your risk of high blood pressure. The key is eating a cup of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or kale daily.
This grape skin extract can widen arteries, improve blood flow and prevent pressure spikes, trimming up to 11 points off your pressure. Resveratrol helps muscles surrounding arteries relax and reduces inflammation.
Try a foot massage.
You can lower your blood pressure by massaging the bottoms of your feet for two minutes twice each day. Try to focus on the base of your big toes and the arch of each foot, areas that are packed with reflexology points that calm the adrenal glands, reducing their production of pressure-spiking cortisol.
Eat More Broccoli
Too much sodium does raise your blood pressure. However, there’s an easy fix which is eating three cups of broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, or bok choy each week. All are sources of sulforaphane, which helps your kidneys flush out pressure-raising sodium. It also helps to eat a half-cup of cooked tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and salsa count!
Add In CoQ10.
Adding in 120 mg. of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) keeps your artery walls relaxed even when your stress level is high. CoQ10 helps your cells convert food into energy, which chases away tiredness for nine in 10 women!
Try an Upbeat Book.
Increasing your production of the calming hormones dopamine and oxytocin can lower your blood pressure six points or more, and one of the fastest ways to get that boost is to spend 20 minutes a day reading something upbeat or inspiring.
Try walking Barefoot.
Sitting all day at work has been linked to high blood pressure, but there’s a very simple antidote: Just walking barefoot on a rough surface, like a walkway, patio, or scratchy doormat, for five minutes can stimulate acupressure points on the soles of your feet which reduce stress.
Eat More Seafood.
Adding in three 6-oz. servings of fish in your weekly diet can lower your blood pressure as effectively as eating a low-salt diet. Fish’s protein, potassium, and healthy fats stop the buildup of plaque. Plus, it helps relax and dilate the blood vessels that nourish your heart.
Even if your blood pressure was good a few years ago, it’s smart to check it regularly.
HERE’S WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN:
Less than 120/80 = Normal
120/80 to 139/89 = Prehypertension
140/90 or greater = Hypertension
There are many advantages to banishing belly fat, including lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia. These new, incredibly effective ways make it easy, and it’s possible to get rid of it for good.
Eat more beef.
Eating a little bit of beef every day could help your belly fat loss in the first month and help you shed unwanted pounds. Protein-rich beef revs metabolism inside abdominal cells, allowing them to burn extra calories each day. It also cuts cravings and nighttime snacking in half.
Get a pedometer.
Staying active helps you slim down, but it can be tough to fit exercise into a busy schedule. The fun fix is a pedometer! Counting your steps daily helps you shed belly fat faster by giving you an incentive-and a reminder-to add motion to your daily life.
Or sip green tea.
If you feel lightheaded or grumpy if you wait too long to eat or get tired after you eat, it may mean your blood sugar fluctuates a lot when you eat, which can increase ab flab. When your bloodstream has more glucose than you need, your liver converts the excess into belly fat. Drinking green tea daily could shrink your belly fat. The tea blocks sugar absorption plus stops liver enzymes from converting sugar into belly fat.
Taking 400 mg. of magnesium daily could trim your waist and triple your odds of keeping the weight off permanently. Magnesium helps release fatty acids in your stomach, so your muscles can burn them for energy. It also calms your brain and nervous system, cutting your risk of stress-eating.
Drink bilberry tea.
One problem with stubborn belly fat is that it releases hormones that make you feel hungry, even when you’re full—sipping 6 oz. of bilberry tea before each meal can help you avoid that effect. Compounds in the tea block the release of hunger hormones, reducing cravings.
Use coconut oil.
Changing out 2 Tbs. of coconut oil for other fats you usually use can help you shed abdominal fat. Coconut oil has medium-chain fatty acids, which stimulate your liver to burn stored abdominal fat for energy.
Eat more whole grains.
There is no need to give up carbs for a slim waistline. Daily eating 1/2 cup of whole grains (like brown rice, barley, or popcorn) could trim inches off your tummy. The grains’ fiber cuts insulin production that triggers belly fat.
Up your spice intake.
Try adding 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. Cayenne to your daily diet. It can cut your belly fat buildup. Cinnamon stimulates fat cells in your abdomen to use blood sugar for fuel before it can be converted into fat. Cayenne also increases your metabolic rate, so you burn more body fat for energy.
A little-known perk of the hormone estrogen is that it pushes your pancreas to make lipase, an enzyme that burns belly fat. When estrogen output drops during menopause, your lipase production gets cut in half. Try eating three cups of barley weekly. Barley is rich in manganese, molybdenum, and selenium, nutrients that reinvigorate your production of fat-burning lipase even if your estrogen level is low.
Add berries to your meals.
It’s perfectly normal to produce small bursts of the stress hormone cortisol every day. But if constant stress keeps your cortisol high from morning until night, your risk of belly fat formation doubles. A lot of stress tells your body that danger is near, which triggers it to keep fat around your stomach to protect your liver and other organs. Try eating a cup of fresh or frozen berries each day, which can reduce your stress hormone production. The pigments that create berries’ vibrant color calm your cortisol-producing adrenal glands and switch on genes that help burn more belly fat for fuel.
Your stomach creates a hormone called ghrelin when it’s time to eat. It’s supposed to stop making once you are full. But if this system isn’t working correctly, your stomach releases ghrelin even after meals. This doubles your risk of belly fat formation by making it challenging to keep calories under control. try adding 1/2 cup of chickpeas to your daily diet, which can rein in your appetite.
At least one in four of us has osteo or rheumatoid arthritis right now, and millions more will be diagnosed this year. The great news is that several common supplements and foods have recently been proven to prevent arthritis pain-or deliver relief fast if you’re already achy!
Consume healthy fats.
Eating two avocados and 12 oz. of fish weekly can cut your risk of developing any form of arthritis by as much as 52%. Researchers credit the healthy fats in both foods with neutralizing inflammation-triggering proteins and wastes before they damage joint tissue. And the selenium in fish strengthens cartilage, making it 38% more shock-absorbent.
Try pine bark extract.
A daily 200-mg. dose of the pine bark extract Pycnogenol cut arthritis patients’ pain almost 50% and their need for prescription arthritis meds 58% within three months. This nutrient-rich plant extract ups blood flow to damaged joints, flushing out pain-triggering wastes and speeding healing.
Have a drink.
Drinking one alcoholic beverage a day cuts a woman’s risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Women who drank beer two to four times weekly saw their risk plunge 31%. Small doses of alcohol activate enzymes that help immune cells stay “smart,” so they attack invaders, but not healthy joint cartilage-and the procyanidins in beer enhance that protective effect.
Consume orange produce.
Cryptoxanthin, the pigment that gives tangerines, pumpkins, carrots, and other orange foods their vibrant hue, speeds joint repair, easing arthritis-related aches and pains. Aim for one cup of your favorite orange fruit or vegetable daily.
Use olive oil.
Adding three tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil to your daily diet could make getting out of chairs, climbing stairs and even squatting a whole lot easier, often within six weeks. Extra-virgin olive oil is the only natural source of oleocanthal, a compound that cuts inflammation and discomfort as effectively as taking 200 mg. daily of ibuprofen.
Indulge in a lavender rub.
Lavender essential oil is well-known for its relaxing aroma. Less known is that the oil also contains a powerful natural painkilling compound called linalyl acetate. Simply applying the oil to tender spots twice a day can calm overactive nerves, soothing your achy joints in as little as 24 hours. Mix five drops of lavender essential oil into a dime-sized dollop of your favorite lotion and massage gently into the skin.
For years, doctors have been telling us milk builds strong bones. Now researchers say it builds strong cartilage, too! The cartilage of women who drank at least 8 oz. of milk daily(cheese and yogurt didn’t provide this protection) was 32% thicker and stronger. The calcium and amino acids milk stimulate the repair and replacement of cartilage weakened by everyday wear and tear.
Consume grapes to tame inflammation.
Arthritis patients who eat two cups of grapes daily can bend, stand, climb stairs and exercise more easily within four months. Grapes have joint-healing compounds that also reduce inflammation inside tissues.
Chop some onions.
Eating just two cups weekly (raw or cooked) can lower your risk of ever being diagnosed with arthritis, and it can help your joints stay flexible and strong even if they do experience wear and tear. Onions contain quercetin and sulfur, nutrients that shield cartilage from damage and encourage healing if it does occur.
Take vitamin D & cocoa flavonoids.
Taking 2,000 IU of vitamin D and 450 mg. of cocoa flavanols daily can decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by 41% or more, according to Harvard research. Vitamin D blocks damaging inflammation inside the brain, while cocoa switches on enzymes that fix damaged neurons.
One egg delivers 33% of your daily requirement for choline, a B vitamin that reduces brain aging and can even improve memory, focus, and concentration in as little as two weeks. Other excellent sources of choline include chicken, shrimp, and scallops. Or you can take a 450 mg. supplement daily.
Add 1/2 cup of mushrooms to your diet. It is a delicious way to keep your brain young and your memory clear. Mushrooms are full of nutrients that help your brain and use blood sugar. And when your brain cells get a regular dose of glucose, it cuts your risk of memory problems by 45%.
Take regular walks.
Taking a 20-minute walk each day can cut your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Walking incites the release of a chemical that grows healthy new brain cells. It increases the size of your memory center by 2% per year- instead of it shrinking.
Fresh or frozen, raspberries are abundant in resveratrol, a compound that blocks the production of artery-clogging plaque, improving the flow of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the brain.
Get your hearing checked
When you can hear clearly, your brain is constantly stimulated by what’s going on around you. That keeps the memory center of your brain healthy and active. If you often find yourself saying, “pardon me,” ask your M.D. how to boost your hearing. It could be as simple as flushing out wax buildup.
Pair vitamin C with curcumin
Together, vitamin C and curcumin significantly increase your body’s production of the immune cells that break down troublemaking brain plaques. Proven dose: 1,000 mg. of vitamin C and 500 mg. of curcumin daily.
Indulge in a mini massage
The stress hormone cortisol doesn’t only make you feel nervous and uneasy. It also makes your immune cells sluggish, so they have a harder time killing off germs. Reduce your cortisol production by at least 25% for 90 minutes by giving yourself a two-minute ear or hand massage whenever you start feeling anxious.
Keep comfortably warm with a hat and an extra layer of clothing on chilly days. That can re-energize your white blood cells so they stay active.
Where do you go when you feel stuffed up and sluggish? To bed, of course! However, you might not realize that hidden allergens in your bedroom might be creating those bothersome symptoms. Luckily, a few easy changes can reduce problems, helping you breathe easy and get rid of daytime tiredness within one week!
Get rid of the dust with vinegar.
Dusting each week with a cloth lightly sprinkled in diluted white vinegar (1/2 cup vinegar per 1/2 gallon of water) can triple the dust, dander, and germs that you get rid of from your bedroom, reducing congestion, an itchy throat, and other sleep-depriving symptoms in as little as ten days.
Try repotting your houseplants.
The soil in a lot of potted plants gives off mold spores, which can trigger throat inflammation, a dry cough, and other symptoms. Since mold flourishes in damp conditions, choosing plants that stay healthy even if they’re allowed to dry out between waterings can decrease mold growth dramatically.
Use soy candles.
Paraffin wax candles give off many chemicals, and many of those chemicals aggravate your airway, leading to throat irritation, chest tightness, and sometimes wheezing. Switching over to naturally scented or fragrance-free organic soy-based candles should make the problem disappear!
Replace your vacuum filter.
Bedroom carpets can hide up to 100 times more dust and dander than wood floors. Instead, get rid of those irritants by vacuuming your bedroom twice a week and replacing your vacuum filter every six months. Those steps can often help with tiredness, congestion, and other allergy symptoms.
Open the windows.
A tightly sealed bedroom during the winter months can lead to low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels that leave you foggy and sleepy. Open your bedroom windows for five minutes in the morning and again at night and let carbon dioxide out and oxygen in
Below dosing instructions are based on the recommendations of Bhawisha Joshi, a homeopath in India working with a lot of 2020 Pandemic patients, and also a collection of remedies that are being used by many various homeopaths treating this season’s pandemic.
Each dose, give 2 pellets direct into the mouth, 10 minutes from other food/drink.
PREVENTATIVE (according to Bhawisha Joshi):
Influenzinum 200c once a day for 3 days, every 15 days.
Follow this with Arsenicum album 30c once a day for three days (Joshi)
IF COLD SYMPTOMS DEVELOP:
Runny nose, restless, fear of being infected, dry throat, burning sensation: Arsenicum 30c three times a day
Want to be left alone, tired, irritable, need to veg out: Bryonia 30c three times a day
Feel shaky, anxious, weak, trembling: Gelsemium 30c three times a day
If there is panic/fear/racing heart, restless and coldness: Aconite 30c three times a day
If Complications Develop – 200c or 1M once an hour until symptoms subside Top Choices according to Joshi:
- – Arsenicum Album
- – Antimonium Tart and Antimonium Ars
- – Veratrum Album
- – Camphora
- – Carbo veg
MOST IMPORTANT VIRUS and FLU REMEDIES
Note: Apart from Influenzinum, these are Plant and Mineral extracts that in homeopathic preparation are the energetic imprint of that substance and therefore non-toxic. Some of these remedies can be found at a local health food store, others need to be specially ordered from a homeopathic pharmacy such as Hahnemann Labs, Helios, Washington Homeopathic, I and E Organics, etc. I sell most of these remedies myself in a 25 remedy kit.
Antimonium Arsenicum – panting, breathlessness, acute respiratory distress, cyanosis, exhaustion and a lot of fluid discharges.
“Emphysema with excessive dyspnea and cough, much mucus secretion. Dyspnea, worse on eating and lying down. Sense of weakness. Catarrhal pneumonia associated with influenza. Loss of appetite. General sick feeling. The cough is worse by eating and on lying down. Pleurisy
especially of left side with exudation and pericarditis with effusion. A rush of blood to head. Inflammation of the eyes and edema of the face. Wandering pains in sciatic nerves.”
“Gasping for air, before every attack of cough. Coarse, loose, rattling cough. Cough followed by vomiting or sleep worse anger. Lungs seems full of mucus yet less and less is raised. Must sit up to breathe or cough. Coughs and yawns alternately. Coughing and gasping. Cough excited by eating with pain in chest and larynx. Cough and dyspnea better lying on right side (opposite Bad.). Child bends backwards with cough.
Cough worse after midnight, worse lying on back. Cough with great exhaustion, collapse, anemia, nervous irritability. Dry cough alternating with loose. Cough dry at night, better sitting up, worse drinking. Cough dry, as from sulphur fumes. Cough after drinking. Cough excited by smoking. Coughing spells preceded by great anxiety and restlessness. Cough with bloody sputum. Deep, dry, unceasing cough. Hemoptysis with pain between shoulders, burning heat all over.
Antimonium Tart – irritable, averse touch. Weakened state, sleepiness during cough. Cyanosis. Cough is wet and rattling. Can be useful for all stages of the flu.
EARS – Roaring. Fluttering before left ear, as from a large bird. Warmth of left ear. Tearing pain. Twitching in right ear.”
Arsenicum album – restless, fastidious, suspicious, greed, hoarding, collecting, fear of contagion, fear of loss of work, desire to wash hands often, taking small sips of water. Burning sensations. Fatigue/weakness. Pneumonia/cough/dyspnea.
Bryonia – wants to be left alone, quiet, irritable, fear of poverty, worse motion, headache, great thirst. Dry hard painful coughs.
Dry, hacking cough from irritation in upper trachea. Cough, dry, hard, very painful, at night as if from stomach. Cough with sneezing. Coming into warm room excites cough (Nat-c.). Cough with feeling as if head and chest would fly to pieces. Very painful coughs must hold the chest. Nausea excites cough, and coughing often excites vomiting. Coughs with gagging, without nausea. Cough with sharp pains in sides of chest. Cough compels patient to spring up in bed involuntary and immediately. Whooping cough. Coughs, worse motion, talking and laughing. Painful coughs with bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia.
Camphora – sinking, coldness, breathlessness, lung collapse and dryness. Hardly any discharge/sputum/phlegm. Dry collapse with suffocative dyspnea.
Sudden and complete prostration of the vital forces, with great coldness of the external surface. (Burt); Sudden sinking of strength (Lippe); Stupefaction as if intoxicated ; shock of injury from. (Knerr) Main Feeling: sudden intense threat and shock from something strange and bewildering, and the reaction to this is withdrawal (Sankaran). Asthma, worse after bodily exertion; cough from talking, inhaling of air, and a feeling of coldness, which commences in the pit of the stomach, and spreads from here over the chest is and exhaled as cold breath.
Cough – Dry, spasmodic, continuous. Cough excited by – itching in the larynx or roughness or crawling in the throat. Cough aggravated by – worse evening or midnight; going from warm to cold places; damp air. Cough concomitants – Hoarseness and rawness worse evenings or damp air; breathing short; wants to be fanned; burning in the chest; haemoptysis, with pale cold skin; weak, fatigued feeling in the chest; pneumonia, fetid sputum, cold breath and sweat, rattling breathing, threatened paralysis, cold knees, etc. Many cases of pneumonia that have seemed hopeless, in a state of collapse, blood stagnating in the capillaries, causing blueness, coldness and ecchymosis, with the foregoing chest symptoms, may be saved by this remedy. The difference between Carbo veg. and Arsenicum in this stage is that the erethism and restlessness is very marked under the latter, and lack of manifestation of vital force under the Carbo veg. It is not only here in these affections that Carbo veg. is useful, but in typhoids and other diseases where these conditions are present. Carbo veg. complements it if there is great prostration, sunken hippocratic face,
Carbo Veg (charcoal)– Complete sinking, blue deadly pale face with collapse and respiratory symptoms with wanting air/last stage desperate effort. Air hunger.
general coldness and blueness, and there is rattling respiration and dyspnoea with desire to be fanned hard to help the breathing. Pleuritis.
Cough by spells or no cough; if cough with rattling but too weak to expectorate (Ant. tart.); Ant. tart. has failed. It is oftenest found in children and very old people. Pneumonia. Carbo veg. if there is dark or light colored haemorrhage with perfect indifference, especially if there is excessive paleness of the skin of whole body.
Eupatorium Perf – aching in the bones from the flu, thirst for cold drinks.
Eupatorium is useful for a cough accompanied by irritation of the liver, the region of which is full and tender, there are bilious vomiting and diarrhoea, and extreme soreness down the trachea, the cough is worse while lying on the back and better from turning over on to hands and knees. It is of service in the bronchitis of aged people when the characteristic bone pains are present.
Ferrum Phos – high fever with no other symptoms. May be used at the onset of infection when there is fever, similar to Aconite.
The patients are more tired, they are very indisposed to talk, they are very sensitive to any disturbance round about them, any noise, any loud speaking seems to distress them, and they want to be left quiet. They are very much more at peace if they are quiet and if no one interferes with them – which is exactly the reverse of the Aconite state in which the patients are terrified, want someone to be about all the time, are sure they are going to die, and are afraid to be left alone.
Gelsemium – a lot of anxiety/fright/anticipation, something bad will happen, weakness, shaking, fatigue, headache, vertigo, trembling, chills.
Suited to children and young people, to persons of a nervous, weak, hysterical temperament. Suitable to irritable, sensitive, excitable people.
With many practitioners, Influenzinum has taken the place of Baptisia as the routine remedy in epidemics. Influenza. Influenza encephalitis. Enterocolitis of influenza. Diarrhea of influenza. Meningitis. Measles. Weakness and fatigue. General ill feeling with chill, headache, diffused pains. Neurotic, depressive persons. Stiffness. Tendency to hypotension. Hyperthermia. Sycosis. Anorexia.
MIND – Apathy and indifference. Mental dullness. Brain fatigue. Post-influenza depressive neurosis. Weak memory. ABDOMEN – Gastro-intestinal pain. EARS – Otitis with influenza.
EYES – Eyes are heavy and sensitive to movements. Stiffness of eyes. Blepharitis. Conjunctivitis of influenza. HEAD – Meningitis. Encephalitis with vomiting. Headache of influenza.
LIMBS – Aches and pains. Rheumatism. Rheumatoid pains during humid and cold weather. Intermittent lameness. Venous stasis of lower limbs. Venous and arterial congestion of the lower limbs. Varicose veins and ulcers (Oscilloc.).
LUNGS – Dry painful cough. Bronchial asthma. Bronchitis. Bronchopneumonia of influenza.
NOSE – Acute or chronic coryza. Acute and chronic rhino-pharyngitis. Nasal congestion. Coryza of influenza. Sinusitis. Nasal polyps. Chronic atrophic rhinitis.
RECTUM – Weakness of the anal sphincter. Weakening diarrhea.
THROAT – Pharyngitis. Chronic laryngitis. Stridulous laryngitis of children. Nasal voice. Laryngitis of influenza.
COUGH – Dry cough, with sore chest and fluent coryza. Cough from tickling in eustachian tube. Cough from tickling or roughness of fauces. Croupy cough in measles. Convulsive, spasmodic cough. Spasmodic cough in hysterical women. Irritative cough without expectoration. Coughs a good deal during the night.
Influenzinum – apathetic, low-spirited, dullness, cough, sore throat. Can be used as preventative, see instructions above. Can be used post-viral infection if symptoms are becoming chronic and not clearing up.
Mercurious – acute sore throat with swollen glands, sinus affection, deep infection, no temperature modulation.
COUGH – Whooping cough with nosebleed (Arn.). Cough causes pressing pains in head and chest. Cough in double bouts. Cough with hoarseness, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea. Cough with sensation as if head and chest would burst. Tickling cough before falling asleep. Dry cough at night, yellow-green sputum by day. Coughs only at night or only by day. Cough worse from tobacco smoke.
Phosphorus – tickling cough, worse talking, oppression of chest, hoarseness
Phos. is indicated in a great variety of diseases of the bronchi and lungs; there is a general tendency to easy haemorrhage from the lungs (from violent fits of cough or from emotional excitement); there is generally absence of fever, so that Phos. is rarely indicated in the beginning of acute diseases; there is generally exhaustion; in pneumonia Phos. is indicated after the febrile symptoms have mostly subsided, when there is great oppression of the chest, as from a weight, especially if the patient is worse when lying on 1. side.
Phosphoric acid – totally exhausted, emotionally flat, burned out, desires refreshing drinks, good post-viral remedy.
Suited to persons of originally strong constitution weakened by loss of fluids, excesses, violent, acute diseases. Children and young people who have grown too rapidly, tall, slender and slim with pains in back and limbs as if beaten, growing pains. Persons of mild disposition.
Pressure or twisting behind the sternum, rendering breathing difficult. Weak feeling in chest from talking (Stann.). Dry cough from tickling in chest. Salty expectoration.
Sulphur – lazy, critical, messy, warm, worse heat, sweating and burning pains, feet hot. Diarrhea. Cough worse at night. Is also helpful for cleaning up post viral infection that may be lingering.
Difficult respiration, wants windows open, nightly suffocative air hunger. Dyspnea in middle of night, relieved by sitting up. Irregular breathing. Asthma preceded by colds. Loose cough, worse from talking, morning, greenish, purulent, sweetish expectoration. Much rattling of mucus and heat in chest, worse 11 a.m. Pleuritic exudations. Cough, violent in two or three incomplete bouts, tickling as from down in larynx. Greenish, sweetish and purulent expectoration. Violent cough with headache worse lying on back. As of rivet through upper third of left lung. Neglected pneumonia.
Veratrum Album – sinking, icing coldness of parts, breathlessness, lung collapse, more restless than camphor. Wet Collapse.
Cough, with titillation low down in the chest; Profuse yellow expectoration; Cough that resembles whooping cough; Face blue; Eyes protruding; Urine passes involuntarily; Cough, with stitching pains in the inguinal region. Spasmodic contraction of the intercostal muscles, that seems to arrest the breath; Cramp – like pains in the sternum after drinking; Aching pain in sternum after eating or drinking; Several attacks of pain, during the day, in right chest, arresting the breath; Oppression and anguish, that arrests the breath; Dyspnoea – the trachea seemed clogged with tenacious mucus; Painful and difficult breathing – it had almost ceased; Oppression and arrest of breath when walking, with a sense of fullness; Pressure and pulsation at the fourth rib, as from a dull point; it felt sore to the touch, as if there were sub – cutaneous ulceration; Pains in the side and in the stomach; Pains in the breasts and in the thighs; Frequent pains in the chest – also with pain in the back; Beating at the upper part of the sternum, occurring with rhythmic precision.
Cough/Phlegm Pneumonia Complications
Dose remedy in 30c or 200c, up to 3 times a day:
– Justicia – Dry, spasmodic, constricted cough. Threatened suffocation. Cough with tightness of chest, as if it would burst with bronchial rattle, obstruction of breath and sneezing.
– Spongia – hard dry cough, croupy, constricting, tickling in throat
- – Phosphorus – tickling cough, worse talking, oppression of chest, hoarseness
- – Ant Tart – irritable, averse touch. Weakened state, sleepiness during cough. Cyanosis. Cough is wet and rattling.
– Squilla – hard cough either dry or loose, pneumonia, loss of urine/stool during cough
– Lobelia –Panting, threatened with suffocation, fear of death. Dyspnea from constriction of chest, worse any exertion. Dyspnea, with sense of a lump in stomach rising into mouth. Rattling in chest but no expectoration.
– Carbo veg – Complete sinking, blue deadly pale face with collapse and respiratory symptoms with wanting air/last stage desperate effort. Air hunger.
SOURCES: Murphy’s Materia Medica, Raue’s Pathology, Sankaran’s Plants Compiled by Angelica Lemke, ND; www.intuitivehomeopathy.com