Treating Sleep Apnea Homeopathically
More and more individuals who suffer from medical conditions are turning to alternative or complementary
therapies for an extra boost of help for their symptoms. Before looking to these therapies for treating sleep
apnea, first start with the basics such as exercise and weight loss. Sleep apnea is often attributed to structural
problems, such as restricted airways. By losing weight, airways are allowed to open, thus allowing for easier
breathing. For some people, even a small weight loss, for example, ten to fifteen pounds can make a difference.
Practitioners of homeopathy theorize that sleep apnea is connected to a loss of energy. For this reason they
believe that diet is a strong consideration when treating sleep apnea. It's important to reduce the level of sugar
you consume, as well as other kinds of foods or food additives or foods that fall under the category of "allergic
foods." When it comes to treating sleep apnea, homeopathic professionals prescribe herbal medicine based on an
individual’s personality whether it be extroverted of introverted. These two substances are lachesis and
homeopathic opium. Lachesis is best for those extroverted individuals who are also charismatic and have a tendency
to get upset and angry easily. Introverts are recommended to try homeopathic opium. This is also especially helpful
for moderate to temperate types who have a past history that is full of emotional and/or physical discomfort or
Another alternative therapy sometimes used for sleep apnea sufferers is flower remedy/essence therapy. The
therapy used in this case is a flower remedy known as Vervain. Vervain has a tendency to calm and relax people. Not only does it help symptoms of sleep apnea
in some sufferers but also Vervain is also excellent when it comes to lowering levels of stress and helping those with
high blood pressure. This flower remedy as well as a variety of others can be purchased at most health food
store and also can be purchases online.
New approaches to treating sleep apnea are developing all the time. If you prefer a more homeopathic approach to
the traditional surgeries, then these suggestions are a good place to start. As always, however, first discuss how
you intend to approach treating your sleep apnea with your doctor before starting on any path of treatment, whether
alternative or not.