Women these days have very hectic lifestyles. There are stresses with work, family, and finances. There are environmental toxins and poor diet. There is also a disconnect from our bodies and how nature has a perfect plan for the way we function. Homeopathic medicine is a medical system that uses highly diluted doses of natural substances, such as Sepia, to stimulate a person’s immune and defense system. Sepia has a broad range of action over the female body and treats a wide range of diseases. Sepia is a pure ink pigment found in cuttlefish; when threatened, it releases spurts of dark ink, or sepia. The ink is collected for preparation and diluted with large quantities of milk sugar for final use.
Sepia is mainly used for gynecological complaints such as premenstrual syndrome, painful or heavy menstruation, hot flashes, emotional and physical symptoms during and after pregnancy, candida, and sagging or prolapsed uterus. It is used for women who suffer pain during sexual intercourse or feel exhausted afterward. Women who dislike being touched either premenstrual, during menopause, or as a result of emotional problems are also helped by Sepia. Homeopathic physicians prescribe Sepia to patients whose symptoms include apathy and moodiness. It treats symptoms such as exhaustion and muscle weakness, indigestion, gas and tenderness, headaches, nausea, dizziness, hair loss, itchy or discolored patches of skin, circulatory problems, and profuse sweating.
Sepia can help the woman with premenstrual pain and cramps. It is an anti-spasmodic and helps to regulate the pain caused by the over active uterus. There will be improved blood flow to the abdominal region, reducing pain and cramps caused by blood congestion. Sepia will also help with indigestion, by aiding the digestive system to absorb vital nutrients. It is also an energy enhancer; the chemicals in sepia help improve the respiratory system by increasing the absorption of oxygen levels in the bloodstream.
There are lots of homeopathic remedies to consider when dealing with menopause consider, however Sepia outranks them all with distinct indications that are so commonly associated with menopause. The most predominant issue with menopause – change in temperament. From being calm and gentle before menopause, a woman can become irritable. She is sometimes unable to show affection towards family members. The feeling of sadness, with no desire to socialize and no interest in her day to day life makes her feel almost depressed. She tires easily. Flushes of heat in various parts of the body, which may be also associated with excessive perspiration, are common. She is not interested in sex, and may experience a dragging or bearing down sensation in the uterus, feeling as if she has to cross her legs to hold it in. Heavy menstruation is possible, as is little or irregular bleeding. Backaches are often part of the symptom pattern. For this woman, Sepia can work wonders. Sepia 200 c, two doses every week for a period of one month, makes this transition through menopause a comfortable one.
Bouts of depression resulting from loss or lack of sunlight can be treated with Sepia. An individual needing Sepia will be indifferent, weepy, angry, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Moodiness and depression (particularly in women) that includes tearfulness, anger, a desire to run away and escape, feeling over-burdened, desperate, unable to cope or about to lose control. A person who is exhausted after prolonged stress and strain and argumentative, mostly with loved ones. Fear is also a prominent emotion in a depressed individual. Fear of going crazy, of having some incurable disease, or of impending doom.
Administration & Side Effects
Sepia is available in C potency’s—one part sepia and 99 parts milk sugar. Sepia is most often prescribed in the 200 C potency, which is in the high range of of C potency’s. It is prescribed for the stubborn symptoms listed above. The available forms are sugar pellets and as a liquid. Because it is a homeopathic remedy, the above ailments can be treated without a prescription. Homeopathic remedies are not known to produce side effects, as they have no effect except when matched with particular symptoms. Individual aggravations may occur, such as headaches and nausea.
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