Can homeopathy help cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), irregular heartbeat, angina, or congestive heart failure?
There is much that homeopathy can do to address directly; and there is plenty that homeopathy can do to help inspire and stimulate people to make other necessary changes to reduce the risk of cardiovascular illness.
As with any chronic complaint, however, homeopathic remedies are prescribed for particular people, as opposed to particular diagnoses. Five patients with atrial fibrillation might each receive a different remedy, depending on their particular symptoms and how they experience the problem as individuals.
While it is true that certain remedies like Nux vomica, Lachesis, Glonoine, Cactus grandiflorus, and Spigelia are used more frequently for patients with heart conditions, any of a wide number of homeopathic remedies may be indicated.
Of course, it should go without saying that the homeopathic treatment of people with cardiac conditions is not the realm of self-prescribers and should only be attempted by experienced, trained homeopaths working in coordination with the patient’s cardiology team. The biggest dangers here lie in misdiagnoses and the loss of valuable time in addressing treatable conditions. So if you have a friend or loved one refer them to a trained homeopath. While we can’t help every condition, some extremely common cardiovascular complaints can be addressed with good effect using gentle, effective homeopathic remedies.
Excerpt from Homeopathy Today January/February 2008 V28, N1