Geriatric Health – An Homeopathic Approach to Old Age Diseases


As one grows old due to the aging process there is wear and tear in the body. The degenerative diseases can take a toll on the body also the complications of diseases like diabetes, hypertension, disease of the joints etc can make life uncomfortable.

So what can be done to avoid these complications or minimize them? The answer is the right Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy is a Holistic system of medicine which takes into consideration the Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual and Physical state of the patient and according to the individual the medicine is selected. It is an individualized approach.

In degenerative disease the homeopathic remedies will help in arresting the disease and relieving the sufferings. Other areas of interest in the geriatric age are the Arthritis, Joint diseases, psychiatric problems like depression, Memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia etc.

The right homeopathic medicine helps to bring back the lost harmony and we have been able to help few cases of Alzheimer’s disease where when the correct Homeopathic remedy was given there was an improvement in the understanding of the patient.

The question that comes to the mind is that how the Homeopathic medicines act? The homeopathic medicines helps the body by stimulating it at three levels the Pyscho – Neuro-Endocrinal axis. The medicines will stimulate the internal mechanism which will in turn take care of the disease.

Homeopathic medicines are prepared from naturally occurring substances and are safe and effective. The important aspect in the treatment is a correct case history the patient should provide all the details pertaining to him. No matter how trivial the person might feel the information is it has to be provided. Let your doctor decide what is important and what is not.

The other areas are conflict resolution which can be very important as in old age it is common feature that one might feel neglected, unwanted and also during the initial stages when one retires from active life a proper counseling will be the first and major step in averting the future diseases. A proper understanding of the various stages of life helps in making living a pleasure.

As life is a continues process where change is happening at every passing second it is how we adapt to the situation is important.

We will be happy to answer your queries related to the old age issues.

Written by Dr. Santosh Joshi