Homeopathic medicine treats the mind and body, not just the disease. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural ingredients that promote the natural healing powers of our bodies. Homeopathic medications for gout are considered safe since they use minute doses that are nontoxic. Since homeopathic medicine treats the whole body, it is important to start with preventative measures.
Gout is caused by the build-up of uric acid in the blood. The following measures can drastically reduce the uric acid levels in your blood.
- Avoid foods with high purine levels such as shellfish, liver, kidneys and other organ meat, cream sauces, dried peas, anchovies, red meat and poultry.
- Drink plenty of water, six to eight glasses a day will help remove uric acid from the blood and reduce the occurrence of kidney stones.
- Maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly.
- Avoid drinking alcohol in excess. It is a major cause of uric acid.
- Eat foods that are known to decrease the occurrence and severity of gout attacks. These foods include cherries, strawberries, blueberries, dairy products, potassium rich foods and lemon juice.
- Treat high blood pressure as it can trigger gout flare ups.
- Treat gout symptoms as early as possible to decrease severity and duration of flare ups.
Homeopathic medications for gout are based on the symptoms of gout that you are treating.
- To treat gout that causes irritability and impatience as well as pain, Nux Vomica is used. The seed from the strychnos plant is used to create this medicine. It is also used when digestive issues are also a concern.
- When gout is located in the big toe, Ledum is used. The big toe will feel cold and the person may feel chilled. Ledum is also used to treat the side effects of cholchicine which is an ingredient in pharmaceutical medications.
- When the joint is red, inflamed, painful to the touch or any movement of the joint causes pain, Colchicum Autumnale is the most common treatment. Colchicum Autumanale is made from the Meadow Saffron otherwise known as the Naked Lady or Autumn Crocus.
- If your gout flares up during cold weather or being in a cold wind then you should try Aconite. Although it is a poisonous plant, the minute doses used are harmless. Aconite is also used if you experience anxiety or restlessness associated with gout symptoms. It is especially effective in treating gout of the legs and feet.
- Rhus Toxicodendron is used to treat gout that comes on suddenly with excessive swelling, stiffness of the joint and throbbing pain.
- To treat the smaller joints like the fingers and toes, Calcera Fluorica is used to give fast and sustained relief of severe pain and throbbing.
There are many other homeopathic medications for gout such as Arnica, Aconitum napellus, Belladonna, Benzinum acidum, Berberis vulgaris, Bryonia, Guaiacum, Pulsatilla nigricans, Rhododendron, Sabina and Sulphur. Several herbs are also considered valuable in the homeopathic treatment of gout including hawthorn, devils claw, parsley, hyssop, juniper, Hydrangea, ginger, saffron, alfalfa, red clover, spearmint and yarrow. The use of apple cider vinegar, baking soda and fish oil are also said to provide relief.
Homeopathic medications for gout are numerous and easily available. They are usually inexpensive and easy to use.