With the passes of time our body and mind grow and develop according to our age. However, there are also chances that our age may grow but we feel like young or vice versa. It can be seen that in many people Chronological age and biological age may differ. Our biological age may reflect our mental state as well as physical condition but it is not always the same thing what we see. Thus, it can be found many people even at young age may suffer from disease that can be often seen in old age people like heart attack, blood pressure, skin aging problem, diabetes, and many other diseases.
Anti-aging does not mean the traditional looking good but also growing old free of disease and pain. It means not just to look good but to be healthy and happy. People will generally spend money on skin creams but I would like to bring this to another level and rejuvenate every cell from the inside out through homeopathy. Homeopathy treats the whole person collectively and strengthens the body’s own “vital force “which is the body’s self defence and therefore the ultimate preventative medicine.
Premature aging is the serious disease, which can be seen in present time. The major cause of the disease can be injuries that do not healed completely, allergies, harmful chemicals and metals, malnutrition, persistent exposure to sun radiations, more stress, and laziness. Skin aging is another part of premature aging problem. The common symptoms that can seen in people suffering from skin aging problem are wrinkles, thin and transparent skin layer, loss of fat present beneath the skin, skinny body, moisture less skin with itching problem, hairs turn white, and thin nail layer where at time half moon shape will be visible. It can be also found some people may suffer loss weight and in other cases the patient may gain extra weight.
It is always very essential to diagnose the premature aging problem at its initial stage otherwise it can be very dangerous disease. The best treatment that can be recommended for this is homeopathy.
Causes of Ageing Skin
Research shows that there are, in fact, two distinct types of ageing. Ageing caused by the genes we inherit is called intrinsic (internal) aging. The other type of aging is known as extrinsic (external) aging and is caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun’s rays.
Intrinsic ageing, also known as the natural aging process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic aging are typically not visible for decades.
The signs of intrinsic aging are:
- Fine wrinkles
- Thin and transparent skin
- Loss of underlying fat, leading to hollowed cheeks and eye sockets as well as noticeable loss of firmness on the hands and neck
- Bones shrink away from the skin due to bone loss, which causes sagging skin
- Dry skin that may itch
- Inability to sweat sufficiently to cool the skin
- Graying hair that eventually turns white
- Hair loss
- Unwanted hair
- Nail plate thins, the half moons disappear, and ridges develops
Genes control how quickly the normal aging process unfolds. Some notice those first gray hairs in their 20s; others do not see graying until their 40s. People with Werner’s syndrome, a rare inherited condition that rapidly accelerates the normal aging process, usually appear elderly in their 30s. Their hair can gray and thin considerably in their teens. Cataracts may appear in their 20s. The average life expectancy for people with Werner’s syndrome is 46 years of age.
A number of extrinsic, or external, factors often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure. Other external factors that prematurely age our skin are repetitive facial expressions, gravity, sleeping positions, and smoking.
The Sun. Without protection from the sun’s rays, just a few minutes of exposure each day over the years can cause noticeable changes to the skin. Freckles, age spots, spider veins on the face, rough and leathery skin, fine wrinkles that disappear when stretched, loose skin, a blotchy complexion, actinic keratoses (thick wart-like, rough, reddish patches of skin), and skin cancer can all be traced to sun exposure.
“Photoaging” is the term dermatologists use to describe this type of aging caused by exposure to the sun’s rays.
Homeopathy Approach in Anti Ageing
There are many ways homeopathy can improve your health and beauty at the same time.Tissue Salts are an off shoot of homeopathy and are vital elements that correspond to the same minerals our cells are made of. These “vital elements” will nourish and rebuild your cells. Our body tells us which cell salt we are deficient in. For example, if we have wrinkles and stretch marks we need elasticity. Elasticity is also needed through our whole body. Signs of deficiency include joint disease, tendonitis, varicose veins and even hernia. Calc. Fluor. is a tissue strengthener. Another example is when people complain of dry skin and have tried many products without relief. They may even have cracks on their tongue which may indicate dehydration even if they are drinking lots of water. Nat. Mur. is a water distributer which will help on many levels. Tissue salts correct the deficiency and provide the nourishment essential for repairing and rebuilding ourcells.
Through homeopathy you can slow down the aging process and live life to the fullest.
cell salt remedies In this breakdown of cell salts we will share the commonly-used abbreviated versions of the cell salts as well as their chemical names. Each of these cell salts have a specific function and benefit in the body and common deficiency symptoms can be seen clearly on the skin. Should these deficiencies be present on your skin, consider introducing cell salts into your wellness routine.
Calcium Flouride (Calc. flour.): Providing suppleness and elasticity
Calcium flouride is a constituent of the surfaces of bones and the enamel of the teeth and is the chemical union of lime and fluoric acid. The bond produced from this union creates a cell salt that treats a variety of ailments of the bones and teeth, in diseases of the skin and blood vessels, for hemorrhoids and varicose veins, and for a stronger heart. Deficiency results in a relaxed condition of connective tissue within the whole body. Your body’s cry for this cell salt can be seen in the ailments it assists with! Hemorrhoids, poor tooth enamel, as well as cracks in skin and lips are a few signs of deficiency but your facial skin will also appear to be reflective. Calcium flouride deficiencies can be noted by brittle, splitting nails and in raised wrinkles, furrows, white scales, cracked lips or translucent teeth.
Calcium Phosphate (Calc. phos.): Promoting healthy cellular activity
Calcium phosphate is phosphate of lime and is one of the major cell salt remedies as it is the bone builder, promotes healthy cellular activity and is the main constituent of all the cells and fluids in the body. Calcium phosphate plays a major role in the health of the lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and excretory systems. Feeling rundown? This cell salt is the first you should reach for since it is known for its restorative powers after acute disease and infections. Want more good news? Calcium phosphate is helpful for people who catch colds easily and for many disorders of the reproductive system, especially in women. A deficiency in this cell salt can be noted on the skin if it is white and waxy in appearance and if the tips of the teeth are transparent. The facial location indicating deficiencies of this cell salt can be noted on the ears, nose, cheekbone, skin under the eyebrows, if lips are small, if the skin or nails flake, if the tips of the teeth are translucent, if the lips are small and if the skin or nails flake.
Calcium Sulphate (Calc. sulph.): Purifier of skin and external tissues
This cell salt is the healer of wounds and skin ailments by providing the body with one of teh key components for building skin tissue. Because calcium sulphate holds water but resists acid, some homeopathic practitioners believe it protects against acidic fluids. The external wounds and damage of the body can benefit from this cell salt which is useful in protecting the stomach walls as well as the mouth, throat, bladder, nasal passages, eyes and any other organ that needs protection against moisture. It can also be useful in treating some types of rheumatism because of its importance to the body’s connective tissue. Deficiencies of this cell salt can be noted in alabaster-white or pale skin, age or liver spots, boils, skin that appears dirty, infections of the head or scalp, and enlarged pores.
Ferrum Phosphate (Ferrum phos.): Oxygenator
Oxygen plays an important role in so many of our body’s functions and when oxygen is not carried through the bloodstream our health can suffer. Ferrum phosphate is a powerful oxygenator, helping to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels, especially arteries, with the oxygen it provides. Ailments characterized by congestion, inflammation, fever or rapid pulse can be greatly benefited with Ferrum phosphate. Anemia and overall health can be improved with the regular use of this cell salt as is purifies the blood and acts as a blood tonic. Deficiency can be noted with fatigue, weak immune system, bluish-black shades under the eyes and red ears, cheeks and forehead or in the presence of furrow or ‘sleepless’ appearances.
Magnesium Phosphate (Mag. phos.): Anti-spasmodic
When this cell salt is combined with calcium phosphate and potassium phosphate it acts as a tonic for the nerves and is especially helpful for people experiencing pain. Magnesium phosphate is also powerful on its own and is one of the most remarkable cell salt remedies. Magnesium is a trace element in the body and is only surpassed in quantity in the body by potassium, sodium and calcium. Magnesium supports hard dental enamel, relaxes the brain, heart, and other muscles while also alleviating cramps, muscle spasms and muscle tightness. Redness on the skin is an indication of a deficiency in this cell salt seen in general facial redness or acute blushing.
Potassium Chloride (Kali mur.): Blood builder
While other cell salts produce a more dramatic effect, Potassium chloride is an important constituent of the muscles, nerve cells and brain cells and should not be overlooked. Brain cells are not able to form without this cell salt and in cases where severe inflammation, discharge or excess clotting are concerned it is an effective remedy. While it resembles the function of potassium sulphate in many ways, it is useful in assisting the body to fight off fever and infection and should be taken routinely. When applied externally this cell salt is useful in controlling blistering when used on burns and scalds. Deficiencies of potassium chloride can be noted in milky red, blue or purple shading on the skin, acne rosacea or red spider veins when studying the cheeks and eyelids. The skin may appear bumpy if a deficiency is present in the body.
Potassium Phosphate (Kali phos.): Nerve soother
This cell salt is the most important of the three potassium cell salt remedies because of its safe and effective tranquilizing properties. The ‘gray matter’ of the brain benefits greatly from phosphoric acid because it combines with other substances to create it and for this reason is useful for people suffering from depression, anxiety and irritability. What’s more is that this cell salt provides relief from headaches, restores healthful sleep patterns and can be useful in memory loss and dementia associated with aging. Cancer research is currently exploring the benefit of potassium in the body and its link to cellular health. Deficiencies in this cell salt can be noted in ash-gray skin, sunken temples and cheeks, dull eyes and bad breath.
Potassium Sulphate (Kali sulph.): Building block of cells
In conjunction with ferrum phosphate, potassium sulphate helps to carry oxygen through the bloodstream and into the cells though potassium sulphate is believed to be able to carry oxygen to parts of the body that ferrum phosphate cannot. The priority of this cell salt is to build new cells when others have been damaged or killed due to disease and it is also useful for skin complaints, asthma, and for those recovering from infections of the nose and throat as it assists in recovering sense of taste and smell. Deficiencies in this cell salt can be noted in a brownish-yellow complexion all over the face but particularly around the mouth, liver spots, age spots, vitilgo, and freckles.
Silica: Cellular Cleanser
Silica is a major supportive element of connective tissues in both plants and animal cells and is a powerful cleanser of toxins. This cell salt is a tonic for skin and hair, relieves swelling and heat in joints, dissolves urate deposits of arthritis and gout, and was known as the ‘homeopathic surgeon’ in the days before antibiotics for its ability to cure infection. There will be no special coloring on the skin if there is a deficiency of this cell salt though other indications are baldness, shiny nose, wrinkles that begin at the ears, sunken eyes and crow’s feet. Sensitivity to light, problems with fingernails, dull hair and red eyes are other indicators of a deficiency in silica
Sodium Phosphate (Naturm phos.): Nature’s antacid
Sodium phosphate is found in the blood, muscles, nerves and brain cells with a function of decomposing lactic acid and emulsifying fatty acids. Because acidity in the blood is a common cause of many ailments, sodium phosphate plays an important role in wellness as it reduces acidity in the blood. Gout, back pain, muscle aches and indigestion are ailments most commonly soothed with this cell salt though it can also be useful in some cases of rheumatism. The four phosphate remedies are used together as a standard cell salt nerve tonic as phosphate occurs in a free state and is always found in combination with other phosphates. Deficiencies of this cell salt can be noted on the skin where the chin is red or where there is general yellow to red coloring on the nose, mouth, forehead, chin and cheeks. Other indications of a deficiency include combination skin (oily and dry), cholesterol deposits (raised yellow pimple like growths around the eyes), blackheads, pimples, acne, upper lip wrinkles, fatty deposits, acid spots, dry skin or greasy sweat.
Doing a homeopath detox of the liver, kidney and lymphatic system will stimulate your body to function better. A noticeable difference will be seen on the skin’s appearance and even aches and pains will improve. When the lymphatic system is functioning at its best, weight loss and cellulite will be in control and the immune system will be functioning optimally.
detoxification remedie Organ drainage remedies
These consist of such things as Chelidonium for the liver, Apis for the right kidney, Berberis vulgaris for the left kidney, Phosphorus for the lungs, Strophanthus for the heart, Adonis for the veins, Ceonathus for the spleen, Syzygium for the pancreas (especially the Islet cells), Pilocarpus for the parotid glands, Baryta iodatafor the glands, Sulphur for the skin and so on. These remedies are normally used in low potency, 6C for example, and taken twice daily.Material specific drainage remedies
These remedies may cover specific groups of materials- for example, Benzoic acid for the drainage of acid materials, Silica for metallic materials, Nux vomica for stimulants and fat soluble materials such as drugs and other chemicals, Arsenicum album for food based toxins, Thuja for vaccine materials, Cadmium sulph for chemotherapy drugs.Specific materials may also be used isopathically for drainage. Substances such as Mercury in homeopathic potency may be used to drain mercury from the body, Plumbum metallicum may help to remove lead, Ferrum metallicum can be used to remove iron, and other metals such as copper, aluminium and zinc may be dealt with in the same way.