A Homeopath adopts different approaches and homeopathic medicines towards tackling diabetes since it’s a long term disease with multiple symptoms. At one level he understands the patient’s profile through a patho- physiological profiling and then finding a treatment, in another approach he arrives at a constitutional remedy by understanding the patient deeply through a meticulous case taking, and by profiling his mental, physical, social and spiritual level. The latter is termed as a holistic approach to treating Diabetes. If the blood sugar is high and calls for urgent control, homeopathic remedies like Syzygium Jambolanum, Cephalandra Indica, Biocombination No 7 etc are at hand to control it
Since the patient’s general health may differ and the progress of disease vary, there are factors like diabetes induced complications, extent to which Organs are effected etc. Keeping this in mind the homeopath may adopt a suitable approach since he knows the scope and limitations of each methodology
Top Homeopathic medicines covered in this article not only regulate sugar metabolism but also help resolve the metabolic disturbances that lead to various symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus providing lasting cure. The therapy stimulates the body’s self-healing powers to prevent arteriosclerotic or even gangrenous developments. Because the illness which marks its initial appearance as adult onset diabetes, necessary measures to tackle formative degenerative developments in the eye (glaucoma), hypertonia, chronic lymphatic weakness, hardening of liver and rheumatic processes is a must. While it is impossible to cure diabetes mellitus, homeopathic complexes listed below ameliorate many of the unpleasant concomitant symptoms. Secondary symptoms like agitation, depression, lack of appetite, thirst, aggravation due to weather changes, itching etc are lessened. In the Insulin dependent diabetic, a carefully measured reduction of the insulin units is possible after continued treatment.
Many homeopathic medicines have long been used to treat and manage type 2 Diabetes, Syzygium jambolanum 1X is considered at the top. While complexes/patents are also proven formulations and composed of well balanced combination of extracts of various potent herbs that bring down blood sugar levels. Homeopathic specialty formulations like Diaboherb is alcohol free and can be taken safely with Oral Hypoglycemic Agents (OHA).
Clinical studies have reported a fall in blood sugar levels (fasting as well as post prandial) in over 80% patients treated by Homeopathy . These results were obtained within 4 weeks of regular usage with follow-ups of 10 weeks.
Homeopathic Single remedies (SR) that are known to address symptoms of diabetes mellitus
These are classical homeopathic remedies used in physiologically active doses such as Dilutions, Mother Tinctures or Triaturations depending on the extent of blood sugar and patient need.
Syzygium Jambolanum is considered a prime Homeopathic drug and often used for Type-2 Diabetes. It is officially covered by the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (HPI) and German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Clinical literature indicate that this remedy decreases the amount of sugar in the urine in Diabetes Mellitus. It has an effect on the blood sugar, lowers it almost immediately. Useful when there is excessive thirst with profuse flow of urine, diabetic ulceration. It helps to maintain the blood glucose level and also keeps urine free from sugar. It has specific action on liver, hence it is extremely useful for diabetic patients with weak digestion. It is prescribed for excess amount of sugar in the urine and blood. It is helpful in the regulation of warning signs of diabetes mellitus like: – Increase in appetite – frequent and excess thirst – excess urination – general weakness or fatigue. It has anti hyperglycemic properties, and influences carbohydrate and lipid metabolisms.
Ferrum Arsenic: It has a marked action on liver and spleen. Hence it is extremely useful for diabetic patients where the digestion is impaired and also helpful in various skin problems caused by diabetes.
Phaseolus nanus: Sugar in urine, irregular cardiac action
Secale cornutum: Thirst, debility, tingling in toes (paresthesia), longing for cold
Acid Phos: This remedy acts on carbohydrate metabolism, thereby preventing debility and emaciation. Frequent profuse, watery milky urine, frequent at night, burning.
Uranium Nit: This remedy can be extremely useful in kimmelsteil Wilson syndrome when kidneys get affected in diabetes. It is also useful in sexual dysfunctions associated with diabetes. Glycerine: Dr. William Griggs of Philadelphia (U.S.A) discovered this remedy good for diabetic patients passing frequent and profuse urine with increased specific gravity and sugar.
Natrum Sulphuricum: It is a well known liver remedy suited to obese patients, it overcomes problems related to sluggish liver and kidney function. Its prime diabetes control action comes from its ability to stimulate pancreatic functions. Urine loaded with bile, brick dust sediments.
Homeopathic Specialty products for Diabetes control is listed below
|Adel 18 Glucorect drops for symptoms of diabetes mellitus||Adel Pekana Germany||Glucorect drops regulate sugar metabolism while helping resolve metabolic disturbances that lead to diabetes. Contains Acidum Lacticum (regulates urine flow, mood swings), Acidum Sulfuricum (regulates hunger patterns, itchy skin conditions), Chionanthus (treats liver & pancreas), Phosphorous (toxicity reduction), Stigmata maydis (contains high silicic acid to regulate blood sugar levels), Syzigium cumini (regulate blood sugar levels and healing of diabetes)||20ml||215|
|HC-73 Uranium Nitricum||Haslab||Haslab HC 73 Uranium Nitricum Complex Tablet is a powerful remedy as an adjuviant therapy along with Hypoglycemic agents for diabetes and its further ailments like Sugar in urine, frequent urination (worse at night), Urine milky with fishy odor, impotency with cold and relaxed organs. Composition: Uranium Nitricum 3x, Nat Sulph 3x, Acid Phos 3x, Syzy Jamb 1x, Strychnium Phos 6x||50gms||50|
|Allen A08 Diabetes Drops||Allen||Allen A08 Diabetes is a safe & natural medicine that helps to maintain Sugar Level in blood and urine. It contains Cephalandra Indica (controls high blood pressure), Abroma Augusta (thrist , dryness of mouth), Uranium nitricum ( Glycosuria, diuresis), Arsenicum bromatum, Helonias dioica (emaciation, restlessness), Syzygium jamb (urine sugar, diabetic ulceration)||30ml||115|
|Bakson Diab Aid drops||Baksons||Clinically proven medicine, Diab aid showed fall in blood sugar levels (fasting as well as post prandial) in over 80% patients within 4 weeks of regular usage with followup of 10 weeks. Subjects also reported a fall in HbA1c, decrease in insulin unit requirement.||1o0ml|
|Nikir Dianik Drops||Nikir||Diabetes treatment the natural way||30ml||50|
|Nikir Diabo Drops||Nikir||For treatment of blood sugar||30ml||65|
|Schwabe Syzygium jambolanum 1X Tablets||Schwabe||Schwabe Syzygium jambolanum 1x Tablet is indicated for Increased amount of sugar in the blood and urine, it treats symptoms of diabetes mellitus such as increased appetite, Increased thirst, Increased urination, Weakness or fatigue, and diabetic ulcer.||20gms||145|
|Schwabe Bioplasgen/Biocombination No. 7||Schwabe||Reckeweg Biochemic Combination Tablets BC 07 is an essential body cell salt indicated for Diabetes. It helps relieve many conditions associated with diabetes. It helps better assimilation of glucose. Imparied kidney and liver functions are improved.||20gms||70|
|Schwabe Alfalfa Tonic (Sugar free) – homeopathic food supplements||Schwabe||Alfalfa tonic is homeopathic food supplements that provides natural minerals, natural amino acids and other potent herbal ingredients that stimulate general mental and physical health. It supports regenerative process in all the stages of diseases. It also eliminates fatigue symptoms and increases appetite. It improves digestive functions and treats stomach complaints. It is indicated to treat stress, irritability, anaemia (iron deficiency) and nervous tensions.||50ML||99|
|Dr. Reckeweg R 40 Drops||Dr.RECKEWEG||Dr.Reckeweg R 40 drops are indicated for treatment of diabetes||22ml||200|
|Biocombination Tablets #07 (Biochemic Combinations) in Reckeweg, Schwabe, SBL||Dr.RECKEWEG
|Reckeweg Biochemic Combination Tablets BC 07 is an essential body cell salt indicated for Diabetes. It helps relieve many conditions associated with diabetes. It helps better assimilation of glucose. Impaired kidney and liver functions are improved.||20gms||135|
|SBL Dibonil Drops||SBL||SBL Dibonil Drops is indicated for maturity onset diabetes mellitus or non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Contains Cephalandra indica Q, Gymnema sylvestre Q, Syzy Jamb Q, Crategous oxyacantha Q, Acid phos Q, Abroma Augusta Q, Helonias dioica Q.||30ml||85|
|Blooume 11 Diabo x||Bioforce||Swiss homeopathic formulation (Diabo X) for Diabetes. Contains Abroma Augusta (profuse urination, thrist), Acid Phos (young diabetics), Cephalandra (giddiness, weakness), Crataegus (Diabetic children), Gymnema (burning sensation), Helonias, Syzygium Jamb||30ml||115|
|Bhargava Diaboral||Bhargava||This is proven remedy for diabetes and effective even in slightest blood sugar discrepancies or hypoglycaemia. Helps pancreas to decrease blood sugar level, relieves sugar cravings and digestive disturbances. Uselful in hyperglycaemic conditions & mood swings. Contains Ferrum iodatum 6x, Eupatorium purpureum 3X etc|
|Natrum Muriaticum from SBL, Reckeweg, Schwabe||SBL
|Biochemic Salt useful for diabetes, it is indicated in conditions where too much water or dryness appears in the system. It is found in all body fluids and tissues, promotes digestion and in particular the fluid metabolism. Addresses general neurasthenia, weakness of the bladder muscles, lack of libido|
|Wheezal Diabonal Drops||Wheezal||Diabonol helps to control Blood Sugar in non Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Helps to stimulate beta cells to produce appropriate insulin levels, checks Insulin Resistance, checks side effects of Prolonged usage of Steroids.|
|Nipco Jambolin compound non sugar base (for diabetes)Tonic||Nipco||Nipco Jambolin compound non sugar base (For diabetes)Tonic is indicated for Diabetes with excessive urination, thirst and hunger early exhaustion, burning in hands and feet and pain in the calf muscles.||100ml||80|
|Nipco Alfaplex D with ginseng (Tonic for diabetes)||Nipco||Nipco Alfaplex-D with ginseng (Tonic for diabetes in non-sugar base) is an excellent family tonic for general improvement, loss of appetite, weight and neurasthenia. Useful in pregnancy, after exhausting diseases and eliminates symptoms, of fatigue. Specially for diabetics.||100ml||220|
|Fourrts Alfas DG syrup||Fourrts||Fourrts Alfas DG Syrup is indicated for nervousness, neurasthenia and general debility. Excellent energy builder with natural amino acids, Vitamins, Minerals and other nutrients. Alfas DG is a sugar-free potent tonic to meet energy requirements in diabetic patients. (in sorbitol base).||200ml||135|
|Wheezal Wl 11 Diabetes Drops||WHEEZAL||Homeopathic Wheezal WL11 Diabetes Drops control diabetes and prevent associated complications.||30ml||125|
|DROX 7 Diabet||Haslab||Drox 7 by Haslab is indicated for diabetes mellitus, degenerative phases of cellular, muscular and glandular tissues, anemia, secondary symptoms like depression, frequent urination and other symptoms like excessive thirst tired and easily irritable, undue weakness, sexual impotence.||30ml||110|
|Dr. Bakshi B drops, Baksons #B20 (Sugar Drops)||Bakson||Dr. Bakshi’s B20 drops is indicated to help in relieving hyperglycemia and symptoms of diabetes.||30ml||125|
|TCT No 72-Diabetes||St.George||St.George TCT No 72 is indicated for excessive urination, Pain in calves, thirst, dryness of the lips,sleeplessness,nervous prostration,all chronic cases with liver disorders.It is recommended as a remedy to support the patient state of healthy assimilation of the glucose. Also strengthens the kidneys and nerves impaired by diabetes.||30ml||72|
|Diabetes II Hov-PPG||Genscript USA||Diabetes II Hov-PPG is a gene targeting new generation Homeopathic remedy that help suppress type 2 diabetes. Also assists in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.||30ml||999|
|Hapdco Sugarin drops (for Control of Diabetes)||Hapdco||Hapdco Sugarin Drops (For Control of Diabetes)is an effective hypoglycemic medicine to controls excessive thirst and urine.||30ml||85|
|Medisynth Diabekoll||Medisynth||Homeopathic alternative for control of high blood sugar level and related complaints. Prevents further complication||125ml||75|
|SBL Diaboherb Syrup||SBL||SBL Diaboherb Syrup is indicated for frequent urination, increased thirst, increased appetite, diabetes related cardiovascular problems.||180ml||85|
|SBL Dibonil Drops||SBL||SBL Dibonil Drops is indicated for maturity onset of diabetes mellitus or non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.||30ml||85|
How Is homeopathic treatment of Diabetes different from conventional treatment?
Conventional medicine primarily relies on insulin in the treatment of diabetes which serves just as a replacement therapy, therefore diabetes becomes a life-long disease. Homeopathy which is used effectively in the treatment of diabetes offers a better palliative option. Homeopathic treatment focuses on the regulated functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. A direct impact is therefore seen in addressing symptoms of diabetes mellitus during homeopathic treatment. Medicines such as Iodum 200, Helonias 200, Syzygium Jambolanum θ (a mother tincture) are used by homeopaths effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.
Homeopathic doctors often encounter patients who are already under insulin replacement when they approach them for alternative treatment. In such cases they advise the continuance of the replacement while starting them off on homeopathic medicines. After sometime, when a homeopath sees a consistent control over the blood sugar levels, he tapers off the conventional replacement therapy. Complications of the disease can also be taken care of by symptomatic treatment.
FAQ on Diabetes
It is common to find diseases surrounded by a number of false beliefs which stems from ignorance or lack of proper information and guidance. Similarly, diabetes mellitus too has given rise to a number of imaginary beliefs just like its myriad symptoms. It is therefore imperative to bust some of these commonly prevailing myths and present the facts about this sweet killer in proper perspective. It is important for all diabetics to be well informed and to be able to separate the myths from the facts.
Q: Consuming or Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.
A: There is no proof that sugar is the main cause behind diabetes. Diabetes is more related to family history, wrong eating habits and little or no physical activity.
Q: Only medical treatment can control diabetes.
A: Diabetes is a disease that requires dietary intervention along with medical treatment. Medications are only a part of the cure. What is essential is a healthy lifestyle and habits that will allow the medication to work more effectively. This comes from a combination of a healthy, well balanced diet supplemented by a regular exercise routine.
Q: Healthy foods do not contribute to increased blood sugar.
A: The fact is that all foods contain carbohydrates and if there is enough insulin present in the body naturally or provided by injections, it will use up the carbohydrates and consequently control the blood sugar level. However, if your body is producing less insulin (deficient) or not utilizing it sufficiently (metabolism), then blood sugar is bound to rise even if you eat healthy foods.
Q: Diabetics have to be on a special diet and eat only special foods. How many calories do they need?
A: There is no such binding, Diabetics can eat the same food as non-diabetics, but in moderate quantities. The energy requirement in diabetics depend upon factors such as body size, age, height, weight, activity level, gender. The broad guidelines are as follows in respect of dietary guidelines; Limit saturated fat to <7% of total calories, limit dietary cholesterol to <200 mg/day, fiber intake goals should be 14 g/1,000 kcal
Q: Exercises may not be of any use in diabetes.
A: Exercise helps the pancreas to be active, stimulates more insulin secretion, while at the same time, keeps the stress levels under check. Both of these factors help to keep the blood sugar under control.
Q: There is no need for diet modification, if external insulin is being administered.
A: No. Insulin is not replacing a meal plan or involvement in any physical activity. Thus diet changes/modification is needed, irrespective of whether insulin is being given or not.
Q: People having diabetes can consume/eat any number of sugar free products
A: Sugar free does not mean calorie free. It is advised to keep a check on the calorie product of the food, before consuming it. This way the total calorie intake can be kept under control and will further help in keeping a check on the blood sugar.
Q: Strain and stress which I experience everyday is not related to diabetes.
A: It is. Remember everyday stresses, as well as emotional and crisis situation can play a role in raising the blood sugar. Hence people with diabetes should take time out to relax and keep their stress levels under control.
Q : If it is not in my family (i.e, no history of diabetes), so I won’t get diabetes.
A: Some people are born with a greater tendency of developing diabetes than others. However, many people diagnosed with the disease don’t have a family history of diabetes. Your weight and lifestyle habits can influence whether you develop diabetes.
Q: The sugary pills given in homeopathy is not suitable for Diabetics
A: The amount of sugar present is negligible for it to affect diabetics
Q: How does Obesity affect diabetes?
A: It does because of the effects of obesity on insulin resistance, therefore weight loss should be the therapeutic goal for individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes. The US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines define overweight as BMI ≥25 kg/m2 and obesity as BMI ≥30 kg/m2 (9). Short-term studies have demonstrated that moderate weight loss (5% of body weight) in subjects with type 2 diabetes is associated with decreased insulin resistance, improved measures of glycemia and lipemia, and reduced blood pressure