Homeopathic Treatment for Bruxism
Bruxism is a condition characterized by the involuntary clenching or grinding of teeth, usually during sleep. While there is no cure for bruxism, homeopathic remedies can help manage its symptoms.
Causes of bruxism
The factors leading to bruxism are unknown. A combination of genetic, psychological and physical factors may be responsible for bruxism.
1. Awake Bruxism – Causes of vigilance bruxism include stressful situations and an automatic reflex to deep concentration or emotions such as anxiety, anger, tension and frustration.
2. Sleep bruxism – Stress or anxiety adversely affects sleep, which can lead to sleep bruxism. Sleep bruxism is associated with other sleep disorders such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.
Teeth grinding in children
There are two stages of teeth grinding in children
1. When they are teething
2. When their permanent teeth come in
Most children lose the habit of grinding their teeth after this period. Other conditions in children that lead to teeth grinding include nutritional deficiencies, worm infestations, psychological factors such as anxiety and stress, endocrine disorders, and misaligned teeth.
Homeopathy Medicine for Bruxism
Coffea cruda: This remedy is helpful for people who grind their teeth due to excitement or an overactive mind. Coffea cruda can help calm the mind and reduce the frequency of teeth grinding.
Chamomilla: Chamomilla is a useful remedy for people who grind their teeth due to anger or frustration. It can help calm the nerves and promote relaxation.
Natrum muriaticum: This remedy is helpful for people who grind their teeth due to stress or anxiety. It can help promote emotional balance and reduce the frequency of teeth grinding.
Ignatia: Ignatia is a remedy for people who grind their teeth due to emotional stress or grief. It can help promote emotional healing and reduce the frequency of teeth grinding.
Aconite: Aconite is a remedy for people who grind their teeth due to fear or shock. It can help promote a sense of calm and reduce the frequency of teeth grinding.
Homeopathic remedies are highly individualized, and the remedies mentioned above are just a few of the many remedies that can be used to treat bruxism. It is always best to consult with a qualified homeopath who can recommend a remedy based on your specific symptoms and individualized needs.
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