Homeopathic Centre Melbourne

Homeopathic Centre


Glen Iris Victoria 3146 

Anthony von Moger - B.Hlth Sci (Nat) A.N.T.A F805191 - Homeopath

Anorexia Nervosa Homeopathic Treatment Considerations

Anorexia Nervosa is a very serious disorder, and is much more complicated than a loss of appetite, it indicates a physiological aversion to food. The disorder usually occurs in adolescent boys and girls who have a fear of becoming fat and hold a distorted impression of their own body image.

Anorexia Nervosa is characterised by rapid weight loss and inevitably leads to body weakness and general apathy.

Anorexia Nervosa has been treated by homeopathy, it requires detailed specific prescribing of the "right" homeopathic remedy.

Trial and error or shotgun prescribing does not work, and therefore we don't recommend self-medication. In fact, self-medication will complicate the overall symptom picture.

Below are only some of the remedies we may prescribe, please note how important the individual symptom picture is. Only when all symptoms, aggravation or amelioration are taken into consideration can a specific homeopathic remedy be selected.

A further consideration is given to the potency of the remedy.

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Homeopathic Treatment Considerations:

Antimonium crudum - Complete and almost total loathing of food and drink, with a tendency to be overweight at the beginning of the illness.  Many will feel peevish, sad and weepy with a tendency to be sentimental.  Dislikes being touched.

Bryonia - Following a total loss of appetite, the lips and tongue become very dry and constipation develops with hard, dry stools.  The person cannot bear any movement and wants to be left alone, becoming irritable, angry and nervous if disturbed.
Calcarea phosphorica - Generally affects tall, usually slim women, with the illness often following grief or an unfortunate love affair.  Complaints of a colicky feeling and abdominal pain when trying to eat.
Carbo vegitabilis - Anorexia often follows a debilitating illness.  The sufferer may appear pale and greyish and have a poor memory and slow thought processes.  The stomach feels very full after the smallest amount of food or drink and can become very distended with wind.
Lycopodium muriaticum - The illness may follow a large fright or extreme anger.  A tendency to become very apprehensive, weepy and cannot bear to be contradicted.  Any slight amount of appetite disappears on eating the first mouthful of food, especially cold food.  Te symptoms are worse between 4 and 8 pm.
Phosphorus - Food is vomited up as soon as it reaches the stomach.  This remedy is well suited to tall, slim, sensitive, artistic types who are oversensitive to light, noise, smells and touch.  Great weakness and loss of strength is also experienced.

NOTE: Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this website is accurate and current. We do not recommend self-medication, the information herein is not designed to replace the expert and individual medical advice provided by your Homeopath.

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