When you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
The three main causes of Anemia are:
1. blood loss,
2. lack of red blood cell production, and
3. high rates of red blood cell destruction.
The conditions that could lead to Anemia
Colon polyps or colon cancer
A diet that does not have enough iron, folic acid or vitamin B12 Blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, or cancer
Aplastic anemia, a condition that can be inherited or acquired
Anemia can make you feel tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable. You may be short of breath or have a headache.Homeopathy has wonderful remedies that help you combat Anemic condition. Here we discuss some Remedy Resonance for Anemia.
Please consult your Homeopath who will arrive at your remedy based on your similimum.
Pulsatilla. Pulsatilla is the great antidote to Iron, and hence is indicated in the anaemic conditions produced by large or continued doses of it The system is relaxed and worn out ; the patient is chilly and suffers from gastric and menstrual derangements. Thus the symptoms resemble closely those calling for Ferrum, The cause of the anaemia must be sought for, and if the case comes from allopathic hands it is safe to infer that much Iron has been given and Pulsatilla will surely be the remedy. The Pulsatilla patient feels better in the open air. Dizziness on rising, absence of thirst, and the peculiar disposition will lead to the remedy.
Cyclamen which is similar in many respects, differs from Pulsatilla in dreading the fresh air.
Cinchona is the great remedy for anaemia resulting from loss of fluids, as in lactation or haemorrhage, or from all exhausting discharges, such as menstrual flows, long-lasting diarrhoea, and sexual excesses ; but of the latter only those resulting in the loss of semen. The quality of the blood is actually poorer in cases calling for Cinchona. Special symptoms are heaviness of the head, loss of sight, fainting and ringing in the ears, sour belching, poor digestion and bloated abdomen. The patient is sensitive to draughts of air and yet wants to be fanned.
Natrum muriaticum is also a remedy for ansemic and debilitated conditions due to loss of fluids, especially in women who suffer from menstrual disorders and in chronic cases with a dead, dirty-looking skin.
Chininum arsenicosum is sometimes prescribed for anemia, not, however, on the totality of the symptoms, but because it is said to be ” good for it !”
Acidum aceticum suits anaemia of nursing women, with waxy skin, and thirst.
Calcarea carbonica. Almost any of the deeper acting constitutional remedies may be of use in anaemic and debilitated conditions, and especially are the Calcareas useful. Thus, we have Calcarea phosphorica as the remedy for the “green sickness,” chlorosis, of young girls, with a complexion like wax, alabaster lips and ears, a bright eye, and when they smile or laugh it is a sickly one. The face sometimes has a true greenish hue or a sallow one. In such cases the menses are apt to be too early and then Calcarea phosphorica is well indicated for this condition. Calcarea carbonica is indicated by the scrofulous diathesis and the general symptoms of the drug, by disgust for meat, craving for sour and indigestible things, swelling of abdomen, vertigo and palpitation on going upstairs.
Alumina is also a remedy for chlorosis due to the scrofulous diathesis and from improper nourishment, such as occurs in some children brought up on artificial foods. Being an antipsoric, is the remedy for anaemic conditions about puberty, with abnormal craving for indigestible substances, such as slate pencils, chalk, etc.
Nux vomica too, may be indicated in anaemic conditions when due to gastro-intestinal derangements.
Plumbum has been recommended for inveterate chlorosis with obstinate constipation.
Arsenicum. This being a direct poison to the red blood corpuscles takes first rank in cases of pernicious anaemia or in anaemias due to a malarial or toxic influence. It does not correspond to simple anaemias so well. Its indications are excessiye prostration considerable oedema, violent and irregular palpitation, marked appetite for acids and brandy, extreme anxiety. When the allopathic school uses Arsenic as a blood tonic, and Dr. Bartholow says, “it is one of the most valuable remedies in the treatment of chlorosis and anaemia,” it does so on strictly homoeopathic principles.
Helonias. An excellent remedy in anaemia and chlorosis. It suits especially anaemia from prolonged hemorrhage in women enervated by indolence and luxury, or such as are worn out with hard work ; they are too tired to sleep and the strained muscles burn and ache. A characteristic modality is that the patient is better when the attention is engaged, hence is better when the doctor comes. This anaemia is associated with disturbances in the urinary and sexual organs. Tired, anaemic, backachey females need Helonias,
Secale cornatum. This remedy produces a progressive, general anaemia. It is shown by the peculiar cachexia of anaemia, pale, bloodless, jaundiced color. By its effect on the blood corpuscles it produces a general anaemia, threatening not only the life of a part, but vitiating the whole life of the bodily economy. It is a sort of a mechanical anaemia.
Natrum muriaticum. This is one of our best remedies in anaemic conditions. There is paleness, and, in spite of the fact that the patient eats well, there is emaciation. There are attacks of throbbing headache and dyspnoea, especially on going up stairs, constipation and depression of spirits, and consolation aggravates. With these symptoms there is much palpitation, fluttering and intermittent action of the heart. The hypochondriasis in these cases is marked.