I have written about the use of homeopathy when there are natural disasters (In that post, I talk about how to use the homeopathic remedies.) Presently, California is having horrible and destructive fires. The fire season in California has become almost any time of the year. It used to be the months of September and October. People are being affected by the fires whether they live right in the fire area, close by, or even several hundred miles away. With whatever distance you are from the fire, you may be feeling the affects of the fire, breathing in the smokey air and particles.
There are some homeopathic remedies that can help when being exposed to a fire. You may be experiencing emotional and physical symptoms. Also the fire may trigger a condition that you already experience, such as asthma, headaches or allergies.
If you are not feeling well at the time of the fire and/or are having lingering responses and reactions after the fire, it would be good to see your physician, and your homeopath. A person may or may not need help at that time, but later on they may. This is call “never been well since” _________________.
I hear that many people are using air masks or air filters.
I have organized the remedies by issues. There is always an overlap. If you are experiencing an emotional symptom or a physical one, read all the remedies. The homeopathic remedies listed here are just a small selection of homeopathic remedies. I am thinking in terms of first aid use, and what to be used at the time of the fire. If a condition continues, or you are not feeling better by these homeopathic remedies, contact a homeopath. (I put in bold the type of cough.)
ACONITE – feeling very fearful, anxious and panicky after the shock and occurrence of the disaster, or during the disaster, even from loud noises. Cannot calm down. Feels terrified and restless. May have particular fear of death, and even predicting that they will die. Sleep is restless, tossing and turning, waking up feeling very fearful. Symptoms come on suddenly. May have a dry cough.
IGNATIA – grief from loss: loss of home, possessions, loved ones. Crying or whimpering in sleep. Frequent sighing and yawning, while awake.
ARSENICUM ALBUM – very restless and anxious. Burning in eyes, throat and inside nose. maybe streaming. May have digestive issues of vomiting and diarrhea.
ARNICA MONTANA – for body injury, shock from an injury, or just shock from the trauma of the disaster. Person feels sore, bruised, and will say “I am fine”, even though they are not. They don’t like to be touched.
RHUS TOX – sprain and strain after heavy physical work, when the person has not limbered up. Pains are worse when beginning to move, feels better once moving, like a “rusty gate”. Acts on torn ligaments and tendons. Use after ARNICA. Joint is hot, swollen and painful.
RUTA GRAV – use if Rhus tox fails. Torn and wrenched tendons or ligaments. Bruised periosteum (bone covering). Especially good for stiff, sore wrists, ankles, or knees. Dislocation of joints, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder. Use after ARNICA.
CANTHARIS – for burns from cooking, sunburn, and fires. Read the post I wrote about Cantharis and burns.
ALLIUM CEPA – eyes and nose stream. Nasal discharge is acrid, making the upper lip and nose sore. Discharge from eyes is bland. Think of when peeling and cutting an onion. Hoarseness, beginning of laryngitis.
EUPHRASIA – when the mucous members are affected: the eyes, nose, and chest. With a watery, acrid discharge. Burning hot tears. The nasal discharge is bland. A thick, acrid discharge from the eyes. (Allium Cepa doesn’t have an acrid discharge/teary from the eyes.) Called EYE BRIGHT. There can be redness around the eyes, almost looking like a racoon.
Cough and Respiratory
SPONGIA – dry, croupy, and wheezing cough. Sounds like a “saw being driven through a pine board”. Tickling and dryness in the throat. Clears throat frequently.
HEPAR SULPHURIS – very irritable, bad tempered, and feels chilly. Croupy, wet cough. Sounds like a seal barking. A thick, yellow mucus expectoration. Worse from the slightest draft, cold, dry air, uncovering. Better from warmth.
ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM – great fatigue. Sweating on head. A wet cough. Mucus is thick, white and difficult to cough up. Sounds like a rattling. Hoarseness.
PHOSPHORUS – Tightness in chest. Suffocative and oppressive breathing. Cough hard and dry. Very impressionable and sympathetic. Anxious about loved ones. Loves company. Stomachaches and gushing diarrhea.
CARBO VEGETABILIS – irritable. Exhaustion and weakness. Air hunger – breathing is laborious, quick and short. Wants to take a deep breath. A hollow and choking cough.
If I can be of help to you regarding a health issue and the use of homeopathy, I would be happy to talk with you. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com
Please know that this information is not to take the place of western medical care when needed. Serious injury or illness should not be treated without expert advice, nor should the information provided here be seen as a replacement for a consultation with a trusted healthcare provider. It is your responsibility to seek medical help and diagnosis when appropriate. This information is from a homeopathic perspective.