Try homoeopathy to get over poll jitters, says doctor

March 26th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) For politicians with poll jitters, there’s hope in sugar-coated pills. Be it stress or a sore throat just before delivering a speech, homoeopathy can take care of a lot of their troubles, says a doctor here.
“Tremors in the hands and legs, sweaty palms, speech problems are some of the most common problems faced by politicians while facing crowds. But just try homoeopathy medicines as per the prescription and feel the difference,” Anurudh Verma, a doctor at a government-run homoeopathic hospital here, told IANS.

Verma, who has been practising for 15 years, is associated with the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH), the apex body governing the homoeopathic medical stream in the country.

Besides being effective, the low cost of homoeopathic medicine could also make it a hit with politicians - who could make good use of it ahead of the April-May Lok Sabha polls.

“All the medicines are pocket- friendly. You need not shell out hefty amounts like in the case of allopathic drugs. All of the homoeopathy medicines being prescribed by us can be purchased for Rs.100,” said Verma.

He even rolls out the names of some medicines.

Verma said, “To beat the most common problem of all - sore throat, there is Cocca Q, which should be taken two hours before delivering a speech. This medicine will take care of throat problems, make the voice clear.”

“Likewise, there is Arum Triphyllum that is effective in maintaining a clear pitch and quality of voice. Argentum Nitricum counters restlessness, anxiety, irritation and loss of confidence, while Lycopodium is useful in boosting confidence.”

“To prevent a sore throat after a speech, there is Causticum.”

Verma says politicians from various outfits are approaching him.

“Politicians, including the MLAs of different parties, are in touch with me. While most have approached me for sore throat, restlessness and speech problems, there are some who want medicines to relieve tension and stress arising from their hectic preparations for the forthcoming elections,” said Verma.

It’s the dosage that plays an important role, he says.

“Only after performing some routine medical check-ups like blood pressure, blood glucose level and other tests, the dosage is prescribed and varies from individual to individual,” said Verma.

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