If there is one single thing I would teach everybody in homeopathy, it would be to detox and strengthen that organ with homeopathic liver support.
Problems with the digestive system and liver are very common these days, and homeopathy has much to offer in terms of detoxification and support.
Our lifestyles and the amount of toxicity we are surrounded with- and also ingest can make our liver and bowel sluggish, making it more difficult to digest and process food nutrients and becoming less efficient at removing toxicity.
The liver is one of your body’s most important organs; it helps detoxify chemicals, metabolises drugs, aids digestion, clears the blood of particles and infections, and breaks down and regulates hormones.
Many are unaware that good liver function is essential for activating Vitamin D to provide it to our body. In the liver, inactive Vitamin D taken from the sun and intestines is converted into the active form called 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Without this conversion, vitamin D is not useful in our body.
No wonder why most of us are low in this vitamin these days! With so much toxicity around.
This is where homeopathy can play a very important part in strengthening our digestive system.
You may feel that this is something new as a result of our present lifestyle, but in fact, old homeopaths like Burnett did realize that in a lot of conditions, the liver was so sluggish and that this was often a very important part of the treatment for many diseases.
In my practice, this is also true, and liver support remedies are quite important in hormonal and eczema cases, particularly those in childhood that have started after vaccinations or strong medication.
This is also when Bowel Nosodes become very useful, helping to restore the microbiota in the gut after helping the liver to be restored to its healthy functioning.
HOMEOPATHIC LIVER DETOX AFTER STRONG MEDICATIONS, SURGERY OR AN INFECTION
One of my favourite remedies to help people who suffer nausea after taking strong medications is either
- Ipecac 30c If there is almost constant nausea.
- Nux Vomica 30c If the nausea is accompanied by dyspepsia and cramps. With Nux vomica, strong smells can trigger nausea, and constipation may also be an issue.
If you are in the middle of an acute viral infection that is making you very nauseous with severe vomiting, then a 200c of the above remedies can also be helpful.
Another of my favourite remedies to support a sluggish liver is Chelidonium.
I used to use mother tincture but since starting to work with the Banerji Protocols, I use Chelidonium 6xpotency twice per day, which is in their opinion – and in my experience also- more effective and gentle.
This remedy can also help to stimulate bile and helps bowel movement and it is also a great remedy for stimulating appetite.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR LIVER CIRRHOSIS AND CHRONIC HEPATITIS
Cheledonium 6x, Lycopodium 30, and Nux vomica 30 are some of the best remedies to help with Chronic Hepatitis and liver cirrhosis.
Lycopodium is especially indicated for portal hypertension if there is cirrhosis of the liver.
The Banerjies add Thuja 30 in cases of Hepatitis A, B, and C to help with the viral load daily. Carduus Marianus mother tincture is also a fantastic tool for supporting the liver as it aids detoxification, helps to maintain healthy function and helps to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.
It is useful for those with a compromised liver, such as those suffering from chronic or acute hepatitis or alcohol damage.
The homeopathic dose of MT is 5 drops 2-3 times per day.
Lycopodium 30 and Chelidonium 6x should be taken twice per day.
SYMPTOMS OF A BURDENED LIVER -HOW TO RELIEVE BLOATING FAST
Another of my favourites to work on the digestive system is
- Lycopodium 200.
I tend to prescribe this remedy if the patient is experiencing a lot of bloating (especially on the top part of the belly, just below the stomach) and suffering from long loud wind.
Patients often complain of feeling full rather quickly after they start eating and feel uncomfortable below the stomach, so bloated that they often need to lose their clothing around that area.
If you are suffering from constant eructations and feeling of fullness on your stomach and abdomen, then Carbo veg 30c can be more helpful.
EXCESS OF ACIDITY IN OUR SYSTEM
Natrum Phos is a fantastic remedy (tissue cell salt) to help balance alkali and acid levels in your body. It is called the acid neutraliser tissue salt!
Natrum Phos is the remedy for conditions arising from excess lactic acid, often due to too much sugar. It is a remedy that helps to purify the liver.
When there is an imbalance from the excess of lactic acid in your body, this results in low pH in your bloodstream.
These are some of the medicines and toxins that have been associated with lactic acidosis if consumed in excess:
- Valproic acid
Some of the indications for this remedy are stomach conditions with a lot of acidity, with sour and acid risings. To learn more about acidity and reflux, I have written a separate blog that helps you understand the different remedies and protocols.
If you are having symptoms of excess lactic acid in your body after taking any medication or from a high sugar diet consumption,
- then Nat Phos 6x or 30c twice per day can help to bring back balance into your system.
BANERJI PROTOCOL FOR LIVER SUPPORT
Arsenicum Album 3c to help with the lining of the stomach and digestive system together with Lycopodium200 is their first line of treatment for digestive complaints like nausea and gastritis.
Lycopodium200+Plumbum Met 200 twice daily
DETOX AFTER THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL OR ANY HORMONAL TREATMENT
There is no question and there is much written about the long-term problems and risks of using synthetic hormones in our bodies.
More and more women are using birth control pills to manage their cycles and symptoms associated with an imbalance. These are common uses of the pill, from treating acne to easing menstrual cramps or regulating their cycle.
On the other hand, the use of synthetic hormones is not only confined to this area but IVF and HRT are another big portion of the population where the use of synthetic hormones has increased. Problems at menopause can also highlight severe hormonal imbalances as a result of the use of synthetic hormones, I have written a blog dealing directly with these issues during menopause here.
The problem with synthetic hormones, apart from the side effects, is that they are synthesised in the liver because it has to break them down. So, in turn, an overloaded liver will be less likely to be able to detox Oestrogen properly, and it can end up in your bloodstream again in a more toxic form causing other health female problems.
In my practice, I have found some remedies to be most useful to help detoxify from the unbalance that these hormones leave behind and also to help manage the symptoms.
If you are suffering from severe period pains due to a hormonal imbalance, these remedies work complementary and will help to reduce the pain. They can be taken along with the main prescription.
This is the top and first remedy to think of for any hormonal imbalance, especially after having taken synthetic hormones or IVF treatment.
It has an affinity to the venous circulation of the portal system of the digestive tract and to the female pelvic organs.
It is a super remedy for detoxifying a sluggish liver from hormonal toxicity.
The keynote to look for in this remedy is sluggishness of the organs and tiredness. This is a very drained picture, physical and emotional.
This is another great remedy to help mop up the damage from hormonal toxicity.
The affinity of this remedy is veins and genito-urinary organs so the picture fits many people with associated problems stemming from hormonal imbalance.
The picture of Pulsatilla is very different from Sepia.
Pulsatilla is very changeable in the mental or physical symptoms. So one minute you are happy and the other very sad. You may find yourself crying one minute and laughing the next.
Your cycle may be absent or all over the place.
This is a deeper remedy for when the system is thoroughly poisoned. It affects the nerves, circulation and vasomotor.
The keynote of this remedy is congestion. There is a sense of suffocation in all areas.
Any of those remedies taken twice per week for a couple of months can help bring back balance in your hormonal system and reinforce your liver very gently.
They can be combined with Cardus Marianus MT or Chelidonium 6x as a way to facilitate detoxification.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms above you may benefit from some digestive system toning.
This will certainly benefit any chronic health problem you are experiencing as you are boosting a master organ!
BANERJI PROTOCOL TIP
The Banerjies use Sepia 200 for hormonal imbalance every 3rd day
They also use Sepia6c+Conium3c for follicle and ovarian problems.