I have written about the homeopathic remedy Ledum Palustre in a prior post. Here is some information from this post, plus I have added some other information. If you want to read the first post in its entirety, here is the link to that post.
Ledum helps ease the redness, swelling, stinging, and pricking pains that someone may experience from the insect bite, sting, or puncture wound. The pains may extend upward.
Cold applications help to ease and to relieve the discomfort and pains of the wound. The area feels cold, internally and possibly externally to the touch. It may seem odd that cold applications would help relieve the pain, since the area feels cold. The sensitivity to coldness and the area feeling cold is very characteristic of Ledum. In homeopathy, we call this kind of characteristic a keynote.
This coldness keynote helps to differentiate Ledum from the homeopathic remedy Apis, which is made from the honey bee. Apis can also be helpful for insect bites. With Apis, the area feels very hot and can be raised and red. The person feels very anxious, and restless, wanting to move. Think of a honey bee, they are always moving.
A puncture wound occurs from sharp pointed objects such as nails, injections, stings, bites from animals or insects , scratches and splinters. Some examples of injections are an IV, an immunization, an injection given when having dental work, and when giving blood, and a tattoo, too.
VACCINES – When someone been given a vaccine, in the form of an injection, there sometimes is a reaction to the injection and/or vaccine. It may be helpful to use Ledum at the time of the injection or later on in time. By using Ledum, you are helping the body’s immune system handle the injection, since it was administered, given or introduced by a puncture. Apis may also be very helpful after an injection, as well as other homeopathic remedies.
LYME DISEASE – If someone is experiencing Lyme Disease type symptoms or has been diagnosed as having Lyme Disease, Ledum may be very helpful as one of the homeopathic remedies used in the person’s treatment. Again, it is that the exposure to the Lyme Disease was through a bite from a tick, which is a puncture.
In homeopathy, how someone was exposed to something is very important, and could be considered a causation. When taking a case, I often ask the person what was happening before or at the time of when they started to experience their symptoms. Exposures can be physical, like a bite, an accident, or trauma, and also emotional like a loss, a fear, or an emotional trauma. This is all part of the person’s cases.
If I can be of help to you or a family member in regards to the above, like a bite, a vaccine, Lyme Disease or any other health concern, please contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.