It’s difficult to fight the hands of time and the aging process, but a healthy lifestyle can slow its progression. Exercise and some simple changes made in daily life, such as becoming more active and eating healthy food, reduce the risk of diabetes in high-risk older people, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
NIA says there are other benefits to becoming more active. Older people, who exercise, sleep better and for longer periods, and fall asleep more quickly. Researchers also found that exercise, which can improve balance, reduced falls among older people by 33 percent. And walking and strength-building exercises by those with knee osteoarthritis may help reduce pain and maintain function and quality of life.
But when you need some extra assistance, homeopathy can help individuals maintain their vitality and deal with the challenges of getting older. Homeopathy expert Joette Calabrese suggests the following single medicines for those ailments that often accompany the aging process:
Rhus tox helps when your joints stiffen with rest or are painful when rising, but the pain is relieved by movement. Rhus tox is also indicated for when joints get sore in cold damp weather.*
Bryonia is often indicated for arthritis pain particularly when the person is restless and wants to move, but every move is painful.*
Sleeplessness is often a problem for those growing older. Coffea cruda can help with sleeplessness caused by a constantly active mind that will not let the body rest.* Arnica montana can also aid in sleep when taken right before bed. Arnica helps with aches and soreness that keep you from falling asleep.*
Ignatia amara can help relieve crippling grief over the loss of a loved one, depression, or prolonged sadness.* Ignatia is one of the most recommended homeopathic medicines for grief and anxiety.
Natrum muriaticum can help with chronic grief or when you feel stuck in the past, anxious, or withdrawn. If a person feels overwhelmed and this is affecting that person’s health, Natrum muriaticum may help resolve those feelings.*
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* Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.
Homeopath Joette Calabrese shows you which single medicines can help with conditions related to aging.