Edema, water retention - Treatment and prevention with Homeopathy and Schuessler salts (homeopathic cell salts)
A homeopathic and naturopathic guide
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Edema - Treatment and prevention with Homeopathy
Edema - Treatment and prevention with Schuessler salts
Metabolic blockages in the treatment and prevention of edema
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Robert Kopf, Author of Naturopathy and Traditional Healer
Translated from german edition by the author.
Edema (water retention) means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your whole body. Edema can also be a sign of serious organ damage (cerebral edema, pulmonary edema). The swelling is just a sign. It is always a symptom for another disease.
Causes of edema are cardiac insufficiency, kidney and liver disease, problems with lymph nodes, hormonal disorders and imbalance, some medications, standing a lot, metabolic disorders, an acidification of the body, eating too much salt, a weakness of the vascular connective tissue and obesity.
There are different forms of edema
1) Renal edema: The renal edema is caused by renal dysfunction. We usually find this edema on the dorsum of the feet, at the ankle or the shin.
2) Hepatogenic edema: The hepatogenic edema is caused by a dysfunction of the liver. Mostly visible as ascites.
3) Lymphatic edema: Usually unilateral
4) Cardiac edema: Edema due to heart deseases. Mostly one-sided
5) Edema by circulatory disorders, such as venous drain disturbance
6) Edema after injury
In the homeopathic and biochemical treatment (Schuessler salts) of edema, detoxification therapies serve the activation of metabolism, the immune system and strengthening the body's circulation and connective tissue. It cleans, de-acidifies the body, is mineralizing and leads to a balanced life energy. The body will be purified and the dissolved metabolic waste, acids and toxins are excreted through the intestines, urinary tract, lungs and skin.
Edema can be caused and reinforced by a mineral deficiency and an acidification of the body. Mineral deficiency and acidification in turn weaken the hormonal system, connective tissue and immune system. Also a defective metabolism favors edema, chronic health problems and is often the result of a disturbance of mineral intake and mineral distribution.
Although we may receive enough minerals in our food, in the event of a metabolic disorder, not all of the minerals may reach the cells. The use of homeopathic remedies and Schuessler salts is a good way to compensate this mineral deficiency in a natural way and to treat and prevent edema.
Stress as well as environmental toxins hinder the mineral transport through the cell membranes. This is where the effect of Homeopathy and Schuessler salts works. They activate the excretion of toxins and acids. The basal metabolic rate increases and the self-healing power of the body is activated.
First I like to explain you the therapies for the treatment and prevention of edema offered in this guide:
Homeopathy was developed about 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann. The three basic principles of Homeopathy are the simile rule, homeopathic drug testing and detection of individual disease. The most important principle is the principle of Similarity (simile rule), which was formulated in 1796 by Hahnemann.
It states that a patient should be treated with the remedy, which can cause in its original state similar symptoms in healthy people like the existing disease. It notes primarily the main complaints of the patient. Together with a few differentiating additional informations (modalities) then the right remedy will be found for the treatment of edema. The dosage depends on the condition of the patient. As the patient improves, the distances between the medication will be gradually extended.
What happens if you choose the wrong remedy? Nothing - just as a key does not turn in the wrong door lock, a wrong homeopathic remedy does not cause any reaction in the body.
The homeopathic remedies are available as D-, C- and LM potencies. For the beginners in Homeopathy, I recommend the use of lower D-potencies. Higher potencies (D200, C and LM potencies) should only be given by an expert, as they go very deep in their effects and are often used only once.
Schuessler salts (also named homeopathic cell salts, tissue salts, biochemistry) for the treatment and prevention of edema
In the 19th Century the german physician Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler (1821 to 1898) developed his health cure with homeopathic mineral salts. In recent years this therapy celebrated a comeback. In his studies Schuessler discovered twelve mineral compounds, comprised each of a base and an acid, which play a crucial role in the function and structure of the body. He developed his own system with which many diseases can be treated in a natural way (also edema).