Homeopathic Approach

Angina Pectoris – HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH

The basic approach in Homeopathy is to evaluate the disease of CHD in its whole extent, that is giving consideration and value to all the symptoms which might be inter related to one another and characterizing a case as an individual. A lot of emphasis is given to the patient as a whole besides minutely studying various aspects of CHD. There is no single specific remedy for all the cases of CHD, therefore it becomes important to individualize each and every case. By timely management and homeopathic treatment CHD can be effectively controlled.


NOTE:

The Homeopathic Remedies should be taken under the supervision of a qualified Homeopathic Consultant as self-treatment might complicate the case.


Treatment plan for Angina pectoris

The treatment may be divided into:

Treatment of acute attack of Angina

These are some of the homeopathic medicines that are found to be useful in controlling the acute attack of angina. Always consult the doctor before taking any of this medicine:

Aconite, Amyl nitrosum, Arnica, Arsenic album, Arsenic iodatum, Cactus, Cimicifuga (Actea racemosa), Carbo veg, Cocaine, Crategus, Cuprum aceticum, Cuprum metallicum, Glonoine, Gelsemium, Hydrocyanic acid, Lamia, Latrodectus, Lilium tig, Magnesium phos, Mercurius cor, Moschus, Nux moschata, Naja, Natrum iodatum, Nux vomica, Oxalic acid, Phosphorous, Spigelia, Spongia, Stramonium, Tabacum, Tarentula

While selecting the medicine the homeopathic doctor always considers the symptoms, precipitating cause, causative factors of the angina.

Depending upon symptoms:

I. Chest pain

Aconite, Adonis vernalis, Amyl nitrosum, Arsenic album, Bryonia, Cactus, Cimicifuga, Colchicum, Crategus, Digitalis, Ferrum tart, Hydrocyanic acid, Iberis, Kalmia, Latrodectus, Lilium tig, Lithium carb, Naja, Oxalic acid, Paeonia, Spigelia, Spongia, Strophanthus, Syphilinum, Tabacum, Theridion, Veratrum viride

It is also important to know the nature (character) and extension of pain the person is experiencing as it may further help in identifying the medicine.

Nature and extension of pain

  • Aching:Cuprum metallicum, Senega
  • Burning:Opium, Pulsatilla
  • Cutting:Arsenic, Sulphur
  • Constricting pain as if gripped in vise: Aconite, Cactus, Calcarea ars, Iodum, Kali carb, Lachesis, Lilium tig, Magnesium phos, Spongia, Thyroidinum
  • Drawing:Cantharis, Spigelia, Ferrum metallicum
  • Griping:Cactus
  • Lancinating:Arsenic, Cactus, Cimicifuga, Glonoine, Iberis, Kalmia, Latrodectus, Lilium tig, Oxalic acid, Spigelia, Tabacum
  • Pressing:Arsenic album, Aurum metallicum, Aurum muriaticum, Cactus, Lachesis
  • Soreness:Cactus, Cenchris, Crotalus horidus, Fluoric acid, Gelsemium, Magnesium carb, Spigelia
  • Shooting: Arsenic, Belladonna, Cactus, Iberis, Kalmia, Latrodectus, Oxalic acid, Spigelia
  • Stitching:Aconite, Arsenic album, Bryonia, Cactus, Cannabis indica, Causticum, Cereus, Digitalis, Iberis, Kali carb, Lithium carb, Naja, Spigelia
  • Tearing:Arsenic album, Belladonna, Cactus, Iberis, Kalmia, Latrodectus, Lycopodium, Lilium tig, Oxalic acid, Spigelia, Tabacum
  • Pain extending down the left, shoulder, arms to fingers:Aconite, Arnica, Cactus, Cimicifuga, Kalmia, Latrodectus, Naja, Oxalic acid, Rhus tox, Spigelia, Tabacum
  • Pain at the apex of the heart:Lilium tig
  • Pain at the base of the heart:Lobelia inflata
  • Pain from the apex of heart to the base:Medorrhinum
  • Pain from the base of the heart to apex at night:Syphilinum
  • Pain extending from back to the clavicle (collar bone), to shoulder:Spigelia

II. Breathlessness: Aconitum ferox, Adrenaline, Ammonium carb, Apis, Arsenic, Arsenic iodatum, Aurum metallicum, Cactus, Calcarea ars, Chinimum ars, Digitalis, Glonoine, Iberis, Kalmia, Lachesis, Lycopus, Naja, Quebracho, Spigelia, Spongia, Strophanthus, Viscum

III. Palpitation: Abies canadensis, Aconite, Adonis vernalis, Agaricus, Argentum nitricum, Arsenic album, Aurum metallicum, Aurum mur, Belladonna, Cactus, Calcarea ars, Cimicifuga, Coca, Coffea, Convellaria, Crategus, Digitalis, Gelsemium, Glonoine, Hydrocyanic acid, Iberis, Ignatia, Iodum, Kali carb, Kalmia, Lachesis, Lilium tig, Lycopus, Moschus, Naja, Natrum mur, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Spigelia, Spongia, Sulphur, Sumbul, Tabacum, Thyroidinum, Valeriana, Veratrum viride, Zincum metallicum

  • Palpitation from emotional causes:Aconite, Cactus, Calcarea ars, Coffea, Gelsemium, Ignatia, Iodum, Lachesis, Moschus, Nux moschata, Nux vomica, Opium, Sepia, Tarentula hispanica
  • Palpitation from even slightest exertion:Belladonna, Bromium, Cimicifuga, Coca, Convellaria, Digitalis, Iberis, Iodum, Natrum mur, Thyroidinum
  • Palpitation from grief:Ignatia, Phosphoric acid
  • Palpitation from heart strain:Arnica, Borax, Causticum, Coca
  • Palpitation from tea drinking:Cinchona
  • Palpitation from tobacco:Agaricus, Arsenic album, Cactus, Gelsemium, Nux vomica, Strophanthus
  • Palpitation from least motion:Aconite, Belladonna, Cactus, Calcarea ars, Cimicifuga, Digitalis, Iberis, Lilium tig, Natrum mur, Spigelia
  • Palpitation with breathlessness:Ammonium carb, Cactus, Digitalis, Glonoine, Lachesis, Naja, Oxalic acid, Phosphorous, Spigelia, Spongia, Veratrum album, Zincum metallicum
  • Palpitation with precordial (chest) pain:Aconite, Arsenic Cactus, Chamomilla, Causticum, Coffea, Hydrocyanic acid, Magnesia mur, Naja, Spigelia, Spongia
  • Palpitation with restlessness:Aconite, Arsenic album, Coffea, Ignatia, Lachesis, Natrum mur, Phosphorous, Pulsatilla, Spigelia, Spongia, Zincum metallicum
  • Palpitation with red face:Agaricus, Aurum metallicum, Belladonna, Glonoine
  • Palpitation with fainting:Aconite, Chamomilla, Lachesis, Natrum mur, Nux moschata, Tabacum

IV. Fainting (Syncope): Aconite, Amyl nitrosum, Apis, Arsenic album, Cactus, Cantharis, Carbo veg, Chamomilla, Cimicifuga, Cinchona, Crocus, Collinsonia, Cuprum metallicum, Digitalis, Ferrum phos, Glonoine, Ignatia, Ipecac, Lachesis, Lilium tig, Linaria, Moschus, Nux moschata, Nux vomica, Opium, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorous, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Spigelia, Sulphur, Sumbul, Tabacum, Thyroidinum, Trillium, Veratrum album, Zincum metallicum

Depending upon precipitating causes:

Angina (pain in chest) caused by-

  • Exertion: Arnica, Bryonia, Digitalis, Lilium tig, Bromium, Natrum muriaticum
  • After a heavy meal:Kali bichromicum, Nux vomica, Bufo
  • Straining and over lifting:Arnica, Carbo animalis, Causticum
  • Exposure to cold:Lycopodium, Nux vomica
  • Emotion and excitement:Digitalis, Cuprum metallicum
  • Straining at stool:Arsenic album, Agaricus
  • Tobacco:Kalmia, Lilium tig, Nux vomica, Spigelia, Staphysagria, Tabacum
  • Coition:Digitalis
  • Urination:Before urination – Lithium carb; During urination – Asparagus officinalis, Lithium carb
  • Ingestion of thyroid extract:Thyroidinum
  • Smoking:Senega
  • Medicines e.g. adrenaline, nor-adrenaline: The same medicines are given in a potentised (homeopathic method of preparing medicines) form

Depending upon causative factors:

Angina caused from:

  • Abuse of coffee:Coffea
  • Abuse of stimulants:Nux Vomica, Spigelia
  • Abuse of tobacco:Arsenic album, Ignatia, Kalmia, Lilium tig, Nux vomica, Secale cor, Spigelia, Spongia, Staphysagria, Tabacum
  • Organic heart disease:Arsenic album
  • Rheumatism:Cimicifuga, Lithium carb
  • Muscular origin: Cuprum metallicum, Hydrocyanic acid
  • Syphilis:Syphilinum, Mercurius solubilis, Mercurius cor, Aurum metallicum
  • Arteriosclerosis (narrowing of arteries):Arsenic iodatum, Aurum metallicum, Aurum iodatum, Baryta carb, Baryta mur, Cactus, Plumbum iodatum