Bulimia and homeopathy


  • It is also known as bulimia nervosa, which is an eating disorder characterized by excessive eating.
  • People with bulimia eat large amount of food at one time/ they binge on food, then they try to get rid of the weight gain by taking laxatives, fasting or exercising a lot more than normal. Which is a compensatory behavior.
  • It is considered to be serious health problem, but it can be solved greatly with homeopathic treatment.

Role of homeopathy in treating the case of bulimia

  • Homeopathic approach towards managing, treating the case of bulimia is very different as it is based upon characteristic and individualistic symptoms, constitution of a patient.
  • A homeopath with his wisdom, artistic approach with scientific ground, instinctive curiosity of finding the core part of the case truly justifies the case of bulimia which clearly leads to fruitful solutions.
  • With the emphasis upon the physical, mental and emotional dimensions of an individual’s health, a homeopath greatly perceives the idea of holistic health and in real sense the foundation process of healing sets in.

Factors linked with the development of bulimia

  • Family history of bulimia nervosa
  • Family history of mental illness
  • Impulse control difficulties
  • Distress tolerance capacity
  • Poor self esteem
  • History of abuse or trauma

Commonly found clinical features of bulimia nervosa

  • Binge eating
  • Forceful vomiting
  • Intense desire to take laxatives
  • Obsession of doing excessive exercise
  • Desire to use nutritive supplements or herbs
  • Fear of gaining weight
  • Withdrawal from normal social activities
  • Not eating in front of others
  • A strongly negative self- image


Complications of bulimia

  • Digestive disturbances
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Muscle spasms
  • Acid reflux
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem


Homeopathic treatment

lac can, silicea, ars alb, veratrum alb, lac def, ignatia, calc carb, etc. are well indicated homeopathic medicines for the treatment of bulimia.

But, only an appropriate homeopathic medicine is administered to the patient after a detailed case taking, case analysis and case evaluation.



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