An Alternative View Of Ovarian Cysts Using Homeopathy and Brandon Bays Healing Journey

Questions and Answers About Ovarian Cysts

This hubpages blog is in response to a question asked about ovarian cysts and how to relieve the pain associated with these growths. I will concentrate on a homeopathic approach, which may provide a bit of learning the method by which a homeopath takes a case and learns more about the patient.

The Homeopath As Witness To Pains

The homeopath listens quietly while the patient talks about the problem. Most likely the person has pain, but we need to know the quality, type, frequency, location and everything associated with the discomfort.

The Woman Tells Her Story

First, the patient tells her story without being asked specific questions. The reason for this is plain and simple. What the patient reports naturally will be most important. These feelings and sensations spoken with emphasis and possibly emotion have a lot of energy and speak for the disorder of the body.

Reference Material For Ovarian Cysts Pain Symptoms

Homeopathically, we use a book documenting the symptoms called The Repertory, and for this type of growth we may look up "tumor." In fact, persons who have ovarian cysts chronically may eventually transition into a cancer type state.

  • Once again, the person having the condition of ovarian cysts will most likely speak about the time of the month, week or even time of day when the pain is at its worst or when it is relieved and feels better.
  • She will speak about the qualities and characteristics of the pain whether stabbing, sharp, cutting, dull, throbbing and so on.
  • We will learn how long the pain lasts, whether it is just a quick pain, or lasts for hours, days or is a chronic condition. We may also learn the regularity of when the pain comes and goes.
  • As you know, sometimes pains are "referred" meaning they can originate in one place, but be felt in another place. Or a person may point to a specific spot on the body where the pain always resides.
  • It is possible that the pains start in one place and move or radiate to another location in the body, possibly up or down, or from the front to the back, or from one side to another side. This information is recorded.
  • Of course, besides documenting the quality of pains, we may learn what makes the pains feel better or worse, such as warmth, hot shower, rest, walking, laying down, bending over, etc.


Medical Information: Always check with physician or take to emergency room if the pain is severe due to a ruptured cyst. It may resemble the pains of appendicitis. A doctor may call for tests to diagnose the problem: USG and CT scan



Mittelschmerz’s syndrome versus Appendicitis

The difference a woman would notice is the regularity in which the pains occur and the time of the month in the menstrual cycle. Usually, pains will be felt at the location of the ovary, either one or other side or both sides. When the follicles release the eggs during ovulation, the middle of the month pains will be felt when this disorder exists.

Endometriosis and Chocolate Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts consist of abnormal pockets or sacs of fluid that typically produce pain around the ovarian region. A complex cyst may have solid components. Ovarian cysts are very common during a woman's menstrual cycle as the hormones help the body to develop an egg and release it to the fallopian tubes in preparation for impregnation and attachment to the uterine wall.

Endometriosis occurs when tissues that typically line the uterus occur outside the womb causing many problems like bleeding, scarring, or enclosing the developing follicular cyst that holds the ovum. This can cause havoc with the reproductive system possibly causing adhesions of ovaries, intestines and fallopian tubes. The condition of endometriosis may produce blood filled cysts the color of chocolate.

  • Similar types of pain can be felt as described above with tenderness and irritability. Some women do not have any pain even if they do have cysts. Sexual activity may cause pain and even the vagina may also be sensitive to pressure.

Colic, Fever, Nausea With Twisted Ovarian Cysts

Chronic ovarian pains may be due to the cysts getting twisted. Like a baby or when a horse gets colic, the woman may have a complex of sensitive symptoms. The physician can examine the patient and feel the cystic mass which is tender to the touch. The body tenses up and the pain so extreme vomiting may occur.


Polycystic Ovarian Disease [POD] and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome [PCOS]

This condition is associated with many other symptoms like acne, obesity, miscarriage, infertility and migraines, hair growth, hair loss, missing or irregular menses and elevated male hormones. Physicians attribute them to many possible factors such as wearing tight jeans, poor nutrition, not enough exercise, taking the pill which causes hormone disruption and stress.


PubMed | The use of Metformin for women with PCOS to prevent miscarriage, overcome infertility and other complications.

The study was performed to evaluate whether the drug metformin can safely reduce the development of gestational diabetes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

As described above many of these women with PCOS are overweight with many other symptoms. They also are more insulin resistant and prone to gestational type 2 diabetes.


Brandon Bays Story

Brandon Bays tells her journey to wellness after a huge uterine tumor that caused bleeding was discovered. Instead of surgery, she took the alternative route using reiki, relaxation, vitamin supplements, nutrition, massage, counseling and homeopathy.

Brandon has been well for over a decade even though this serious disease plagued her. This story will motivate you to seek out many methods of treatment and search for healing answers. She won accolades for the book and gives healing workshops in England.



Simple Steps To Relieve Pain of Ovarian Cysts

Home treatment can help relieve the discomfort of functional ovarian cysts.

Use heat, such as a hot water bottle, heating pad, or warm bath, to relax tense muscles and relieve cramping. Be careful not to burn yourself.

Use pain relievers you can get over-the-counter. Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as Advil or Aleve), and aspirin (such as Bayer) are all pain medicines you can buy without a prescription.

Through the ages women have used herbal remedies.

Teas for colic, cramps, irritability, tension that target specifically the digestive tract, abdomen and reproductive organs include:

  • chamomile
  • mint
  • raspberry
  • blackberry

To relieve any form of pressure build up, it may help to empty the bladder frequently. This is not a permanent solution, only a temporary relief.


Gentle Movement and Massage

Any type of pressure in the lower abdomen may cause cramps and pains. Take fiber to keep the digestion moving and to help prevent a build up in the bowels. Drink plenty of water, try gently exercise like walking and yoga to keep the muscles moving and help the action of the bowels to prevent constipation.


Dr Gupta did a thorough evidence-based study of 60 cases to determine which homeopathic remedies treat ovarian cysts. The women were given 'constitutional' remedies after regular consultations and evaluations. Diagnostics of ultrasound was performed to confirm each case.


In 2009, Dr Rajesh Gupta and Dr Sapna Gupta of India presented a paper on the Efficacy of Homeopathy in The Treatment of Ovarian Cysts

  • 18th AHML Conference Asian Homoeopathic Medical League on October 4-5, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Dr Gupta also presented at the LIGA December 2011 in India

Case of Chronic Anxiety and Fear

The story of a woman with troubles walking and another woman with chronic anxiety and fear was told at the conference. The homeopathic remedy chosen was the carcinosinum nosode which addresses the cancer miasm. Persons who have desire for perfectionism, dysfunctional family backgrounds, emotional trauma and abuse are some leads towards choosing this remedy.

Case of Sharp Burning Pain

One 40 something woman had sharp burning and stinging pains that radiated across the hypogastrium to the groin area and traveled downwards with smarting pains in urethra and continual desire to evacuate bowels. She had bearing down pains as if the flow of menses would be coming on with other sensations of pressure in the pelvis, rectum and bladder with desire to urinate. Ultrasound showed enlarged right ovary with cyst size 41 X 38 X 35 mm which she did not want to have surgically removed. For this quality of pain and complex of symptoms Lilium grinum 30C was given three times per day which showed follow up of cyst gone via ultrasound diagnostic.


I have provided a number of images that show the repertory rubrics and associated remedies. A list of a number of these remedies with descriptions will follow.

Apis Mellifica

We can see the irritability and hypersensitivity of the honey bee. This type is constantly busy, jealous and easily drops things. Apis is also known for swellings, shiny skin, nettlerash, hives, sexual mania and screaming. The feelings of stinging pain as the bee will be felt.

Many causes may lead to apis remedy such as fright, bad news, anger, emotions.


Here we see many remedies may be possibly chosen and this explains why seeking out professional care is the best choice.

Medorrhinum

This nosode remedy has specific constitutional symptoms. The person constantly feels hurried and impatient with mood swings. They weep when speaking and feel as if they are going insane. These party people have many fears and superstitions, sensitive feet and typically desire to eat ice. Their pains reside on the left ovary. Many other modalities exist such as feeling better when in a knee-chest position and at the ocean.

The initial causes that might indicate this remedy include suppressed gonorrhea or head injury.



Staphysagria

When you think of an abused victim and a soft spoken woman who suppresses her anger, you may think of staphysagria. On the other hand, this woman may very well express her rage outwardly by tearing and throwing things with violent anger. She may be very romantic and feel indignation.

One main cause along with rape or other abuse is the feeling of wounded honor, grief or after operations and surgical procedures to soft tissues like the abdomen. Women who have UTI and bladder infections, especially after sexual encounters may benefit.


Lachesis

This remedy from snake venom helps anxious, depressed, nervous, sarcastic and irritable individuals. The remedy targets gangrene, growths and other blood diseases. A woman who trembles and feels faint with paralysis may benefit.

The melancholy female has many menstrual issues worse before the flow and better afterwards, and great sensitivity to touch. In fact, any type of pressure on the uterine area feels uncomfortable and painful. Wonderful for menopause and hot flashes, night sweats, blood clots and irregular menses, this remedy appears high on the list for female problems located on the left side.



Laproscopy Mucinous Cystadenoma of Pancreas Surgery

Laproscopy Surgery

This video show is part 2 of Danni's surgery to have her ovary removed. This is a complete documentary of before, during, and after the procedure. She first believed it was an ovarian cyst, but once they did the laproscopic surgery, they found out it was a mucinous cystadenoma.

Cystic tumors of the pancreas derive their name from the presence of fluid in the tumor. The fluid is produced by the lining of the tumor that is abnormal and may give rise to a cancer in some patients.

Cystic tumors of the pancreas are uncommon, and constitute about 2% of all pancreatic tumors. Appropriate diagnosis of these tumors is important since surgical removal of the tumor is associated with a high cure rate.

Unresected (surgically not removed) tumors particularly of the mucinous cystadenoma type can lead to invasive pancreatic cancer, a potentially fatal disorder. An important consideration is the separation of these tumors from a condition called pancreatic pseudocyst since cystic tumors are often misdiagnosed as pancreatic pseudocyst and inappropriately treated.


Thuja Occidentalis

Thuja is known for her secretiveness, keeping reserved and closed. In fact, the feeling of fragility as if one may break like glass comes to mind. A number of strange delusions happened for the people in need of thuja like feeling there is a moving animal inside of the abdomen, that she is pregnant or that their soul is separated from the body. These conscientious people have many growths in the body such as warts, fissures, deformities and everything may have started at the time of vaccinations.

These people try to please and help others. Their low self esteem comes from feeling worthless and like no one could ever love them. This sounds a lot like carcinosinum, too. They have difficulty remembering and do not do well with onions. Like lachesis they may have problems on the left side of the body.

The specific female symptoms include profuse perspiration that has the odor of honey. A professional homeopath will help to determine from all the symptoms which remedies may most likely help in each situation.


Jan Sholten, homeopath who has done research on the Lanthanide group of the periodic elements, presented a case of ovarian cystic disease in a young girl when I attended a seminar.

The girl had back and leg pains with weight gain and a lot of facial hair growth. She went through phases of depression, acne and was treated with primrose oil. The problems began on the left ovary and was present in the right ovary, with cervical infection. Her condition was chronic after first starting her menses. The quality of pain was burning and constant pain in abdomen with burning after urination.

Dr Sholten inquired what happened in the life of this girl? She thought she experienced sexual abuse and after many dreams felt self disgust, but more recently was improved.

Typical irritability before menses, also feeling jealous of sibling and problems with the mother and her hormones. Dr Sholten has found that the gold, silver and lanthanide elements assist with regulating hormones. He chose one of the lanthanides for this case.


Women's fallopian cysts rupture and release the ovum in a regular monthly cycle. When ovarian cysts enlarge or become abnormal, great pain and irritability cause medical, emotional and physical problems. Some females search out alternative methods to heal and watch cysts disappear. We constantly learn the capacity for the body to heal from injury, scars and abuse.

Meditation, rest, reiki, massage, oils, baths, diet changes, and homeopathy

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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

Deb,

YIKES!!!! this more thanI needed to know I think- but as usual its very informative my friend had a cyst and she was worried that she wasn't gonna have kids but- shes got a son...

but great job...very very almost too informative

TH


Dr. Bob 4 years ago

One of my 20 year old students suffers with ovarian cysts- back and forth to the ER. Sounds like she can use some healing from Debby!!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Tom ~ This blog deals with women's issues. I guess you wanted to find out more since you had a friend with this problem. You can see how the homeopathic approach looks at health in a holistic manner. I appreciate your visit. Blessings, Debby


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

deb,

You write good stuff its always informative, enjoyable n well written\th


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Wow, Debby, this is very comprehensive and thorough. You did a good job of explaining with diagrams. I'm glad that certain teas can help with cramps and irritability. Rated up and Happy New Year!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Dear Anginwu ~ Yes, the teas sooth and can reduce cramping. However, for a deep and long lasting result, energy healing such as reiki, meditation and especially homeopathy that addresses the 'vital force' may be the longterm solution, as illustrated in some of the case studies above. Blessings, Debby


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A very well presented hub which I am sure will benefit many so a vote up here.

Take care

Eddy.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Eiddwen ~ Very glad you enjoyed reading this article and I hope it helps some suffers to continue their healing journey. Blessings, Debby


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

These are fascinating case studies. It's amazing how homeopathy treats the whole person and an array of symptoms, not just one. I've been to homeopaths in the past, although I haven't found one here in Peru. Thank you for sharing these encouraging examples of healing through homeopathy!


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Debby Bruck 3 years ago Author

Dear Vespa - I'm afraid I don't know of any homeopaths in Peru, either. However, people now use the internet, skype, online forms and email to correspond and do private consultations. We keep learning and I take many courses on homeopathy. Sharing stories lets other people know the power of homeopathy.

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