(Last Updated on : 03/03/2012)
Formation of stones in kidney is mainly hereditary and it depends on geographical factors and diet as well. The kidney works as a filter in the body and it filters the blood, removing waste products from the body and helping to regulate the levels of chemicals important for body function. When the urine chemicals crystallize, they form the beginning, or a nidus, of a kidney stone. Kidney stones are also called Urolithiasis or Renal Calculi in medical terms. Kidney stones are solid concretions or crystal aggregations of dissolved minerals in urine; calculi typically formed inside the kidneys or bladder. Kidney stones can be treated in several ways and homeopathy
is a major alternative therapy.
Homeopathy also decreases recurrence of kidney stones. Homeopathic medication step-ups kidney resistance and resumes kidney function and permits them to naturally keep minerals dissolved in urine.
Treatment of Kidney stone in Homeopathy
The vital Homeopathic medicines prescribed by Homeopathy for Kidney Stone include Berberis Vulgaris. Berberis Vulgaris 30 medicine is very much useful for left-sided renal colic, with severe cutting pains starting from left kidney and then descending in a wave-like manner into the left ureter, the urinary bladder and the urethra.
Other medicines recommended by homeopathy include Cantharis 30 which prevents violent, stabbing or cutting pain. The pain shoots off in different directions and is the most important symptom. Homeopathy
for Kidney stone suggests the consumption of Ocimum 30 and Lycopodium 30. Both these medicines prevent the right-sided renal colic with cramps in the loins. When urine has musk-like odour and contains sand-like red sediment, Ocimum is particularly considered for stones of uric-acid salts. Pareira brava 30 cures the symptoms of ceaseless urge to urinate. The patient feels a great pain in the bladder region and the pain continues into the thighs during his or her efforts to urinate. Sarsaparilla 30 is a Homeopathic medicine for right-sided renal colic, the pain shooting downwards from the right kidney. The patient experiences an unbearable and severe pain after urination as soon as the urine stops to flow. Other medicines that are widely used in curing kidney stones are Benzoic Acid, Lycopodium clavatum, Hydrangea, Calcarea carbonicum and so on.
Homeopathic treatments for Kidney stone act as an effective, natural and alternative way, but the treatment should be continued for around 12 to 18 months, based upon the size of kidney stones. But if the size and number of stones is too much, then kidney stones should be removed surgically. Homeopathy helps in preventing the recurrence of kidney stones, which is one of the most important functions of homeopathy as there is almost 80% chance of recurrence.