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Uses Of Nux Vomica
Is nux vomica safe to use for post-op nausea/vomitting after orthopedic surgery? Have not had good luck with other anti-emetics.
Homeopathic: Homeopathic nux vomica is very safe, and depending on your specific symptoms could be very effective. My colleague is correct that it's prepared from a poisonous substance containing strychnine -- but the manufacturing process dilutes this while retaining the healing properties. Homeopathic remedies interact with your healing system, an energetic aspect of you with wide-reaching effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Useful remedy: There are over 2000 homeopathic medicines but nux vomica is easily in the top 10 in terms of popularity. 30c refers to the potency (each remedy is available in different strengths- 30c is intermediate). For acute use some will do better with 12c, some with 30c. Nux is widely used for nausea, indigestion, hangovers and clearing reactions to foods or drugs that don't agree with you. See comment. ...Read more
How good is nux vomica for chronic digestion related issues? Is there any website where I can get nux vomica - dosage and timing related information?
Nux vomica: Yes, this is sometimes recommended, usually for headaches triggered by rich foods, or associated with gastric symptoms, sometimes alcohol associated headaches. Others discussed include epiphegus, glonoine, belladonna, and iris versicolor but typically a homeopath would recommend taking your specific case to choose what is appropriate. ...Read more
With a lot of help: Cpap, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure delivers warm, humidified air through the nose or mouth and pneumatically splints the airway preventing closure during sleep. CPAP can now be used with a large variety of masks. Most importantly, finding a trusted doctor and company who furnishes these machines will ensure initial education and close follow up to trouble shoot problems. ...Read more
Multiple Purposes: Alum is regularly employed as an astringent to shrink tissues and reduce the discharge of bodily fluids, as a styptic to contract organic tissues and stop or reduce hemorrhage and bleeding, and as an emetic agent to induce vomiting when someone has ingested poison. It is also often used to enhance certain vaccines and to prevent or treat infections. ...Read more
Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteolytic enzyme. The worms use it to dissolve their cocoon. It has been used for about 25 years in japan, mostly for pain and inflammation. There is very little safety data on it, but there are some reports of lung inflammation, so talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer