ARGH’s slogan borrowed the famous words of Hippocrates
"First of all do no harm"
which gemmotherapy and homeopathy could fully comply with:
"Primum non nocere"HIPPOCRATES
Acute sinusitis - represents the inflammation of the mucouse membrane of the nasal sinuses (the hollow spaces in the bones, near the nose, that helps for reverberating of sounds)
Discharges, that are watery or pus-like could fill and block the sinuses, with unpleasant symptoms such as headaches, local pains, nasal obstruction and chronical discharges from the nose.
In winter and spring, in our temperate climate countries, the main problems of our patients are the viral respiratory infections. Symptoms are many and variable, according to each person, but constant there is a nasal catarhh, in different degree (with or without obstruction, with or without discharges), there is a throat problem (with or without cough, with or without hoarsness, with or without discharges) and there is a general physical weakness (with or without fever, chills or other symptoms).
We can use many gemmopreparates, in different combination, according to the symptoms of the patient and their general health and constitution.
November 2008, little girl, 9 years old, with astmathic antecedents, but presently in a balanced state, acused sudden onset of acute headache, with high fever (39), pain in muscles all over the body, aggravated when trying to lay on bed. The bed seemed too hard and she became restless. Weakness, general state of lassitude, moderate respiratory catarrh (congestion of eyes, sneezing, watery discharges from nose, moderate obstruction of nose, moderate sore throat). The onset of troubles was sudden, at 10 pm and mother had in the house only the gemmoderivates she had for the support treatment of the girl (Ribes nigrum and Viburnum lantana). She remembered a disscution we had in the past and started to give the little girl Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant), 30 drops in water, every hour. She managed to give 4-5 doses and the fever droped a little so the girl was able to sleep. Then she continued with the hourly dose, until she reached my practice next day, in the afternoon.
Gemmotherapy is a useful therapy in the treament of various health conditions. Every period of the year has it’s special influence over one’s health. Autumn is a transition season in North Hemisphere, between the warm and dry summer and the cold and wet winter (in many countries).
The difficulties of the immune system to adapt to these changes may be seen in many small epidemics of viral infections, of respiratory troubles, from allergic rhinitis to chronical bronchitis and in more extended flu epidemics.
We are going to use again some of the remedies we have already discussed about at the nose cleaning, because usually we find in the daily practice rhino-pharingitis and post-nasal catarrhs, which involve the nose and the throat in the same time.
For children, we use as the main drainage strategies for the throat:
Fernando Pitera advices as the main strategy for recurrent throat infection in children, the 2-3 months daily treatment with:
Sinuses are air compartments near the nose, useful for the flow of air in the upper respiratory area. Any inflammation or infection of the sinuses is very difficult to treat
The main cleaning remedies for the sinuses are:
The nose mucosa membrane is the first one affected when the body comes from cold to warm or reverse. Everybody is aware of the watery discharge that came easily when going for a short walk outdoors, with temperatures under 0 degrees Celsius.
The main remedies that can help with the inflammation of the nasal respiratory membrane are:
The main trouble in the ear region is the inflammation, acute or chronic, known as acute or chronic otitis. It can be a simple, catarrhal inflammation, with watery discharge and moderate pain, or it can evolve to suppuration, with intense pain, fever and general reaction of the body.
For cleaning the ear region, in literature there are several remedies working well, especially on acute or chronic inflammation: