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Chamomilla – The Homeopathic Remedy

Many people drink Chamomile tea, especially at night, to help them relax so they may have a better night’s sleep. The homeopathic remedy Chamomilla is often used for children who are teething. I want to talk more about the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla.

Three People Who Benefited From Using The Homeopathic Remedy Chamomilla

Recently I gave Chamomilla to a woman who was having pain in her right ear. She had had some pain in her temple, forehead, and the lower right side of her head a week before. The pain settled in the right ear. It was pulsating and throbbing. It was not a constant pain, but when she did experience it, she found it difficult to do other activities because the pain genuine-chamomile-58642__480was so present. Over a two day period, she took several doses of the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla, the pain diminished and then finally went away.

Years ago, I gave Chamomilla to a young woman who felt very angry. If someone said something to her that seemed like an insult or she thought was rude, she felt very hurt and angry. It was if it was a blow to her, not a physical one, but an emotional blow. She did very well with the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla.

I mentioned above about a teething baby being helped with Chamomilla. The baby may be biting because the pain and the discomfort felt in their gums is unbearable. The biting actually may ease the pain, and may be the way he is expressing anger from being in such intense pain.

Chamomilla

Chamomilla is a plant from the Compositae Family. The homeopathic remedies Arnica Montana and Calendula are also in this plant family, and have the same sensitivity. This sensitivity is to being injured, experiencing a trauma, feeling bruised and sore, feeling abused, and feeling beaten. The sensitivity can be experienced both physically and emotionally. The second case I give shows how someone would feel injured on an emotional level.

Here are links to posts I have written on Arnica Montana and Calendula. These posts talk about the use of these two remedies for first aid situations.

Characteristics Of The Homeopathic Remedy Chamomilla

Here are a few characteristics of Chamomilla that would guide a homeopath to choosing this remedy for someone:

  • unbearable pain
  • pains are throbbing, sharp like a sudden attack
  • capricious -wants something now, and then when it is given doesn’t want it anymore
  • extremely angry, irritable – difficult to be around,  may not want to be touched
  • wants to be carried
  • worse at night, from cold air
  • better from cold applications
  • may have a fever
  • one check is red and hot, and the other one is pale and cool
  • stool is like a chopped spinach consistency

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I write about Chamomilla because it is used very often by people, as a tea and as a homeopathic remedy. By giving you some information about the homeopathic remedy, you can start to see that each homeopathic remedy has their own unique picture, just as each of us do.

If I can be of any help to you or your loved ones, I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. And enjoy your cup of tea!

 


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Homeopathy: Supporting a Woman Through a Caesarian Birth and Recovery

I wrote this article for the January 2013 issue of Natural Baby Pros, an online magazine. This issue was focusing on Caesarian sections. Their link is http://www.naturalbabypros.com

The article link is https://www.naturalbabypros.com/learn/140-article-library/912-homeopathy-supporting-a-woman-through-a-caesarian-birth-and-recovery

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There are many scenarios resulting in a Caesarian section. Some are planned due to choice or a physical concern.  And some are the result of an emergency situation and not planned. In any scenario, the woman still goes through trauma and a healing process afterwards. Healing always takes time. Homeopathy can help with the trauma and the healing that is experienced with a Caesarian section.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that was developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700’s. During the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s, homeopathy was widely used in the United States, and is presently experiencing a resurgence in the United States. In addition, homeopathy is extensively practiced in England, Europe, South America, India and other parts of the world.

Homeopathy looks at each person as unique. How a woman experiences having a Caesarian section is unique to her. For example, one woman may find that it is the physical symptoms that bother her the most, such as feeling sore and bruised; tired and fatigued; concern about scarring; or breastfeeding issues. Another woman may experience the trauma more on an emotional level, feeling angry, disappointed, or let down that the birth was not as she had planned.  Again, this is showing how individual and unique we all are.

The homeopathic practitioner or homeopath takes the time to listen and to observe what it is that bothers the woman, and what it is like for her. This could be the type of pain; how often the pain is; her emotional responses to what has happened and is happening; dreams; fears and more. All of this information guides the homeopath in selecting a homeopathic remedy that is most similar to what it is that the woman is experiencing. Simply, it is matching the state of the woman to a  homeopathic remedy. This is the main principle of homeoapthy – The Law of Similars or Like Cures Like. The given homeopathic remedy stimulates the woman’s own healing process.

Here are some of the concerns that a woman may be experiencing after having a Caesarian section:

  • Scarring
  • Pains and discomfort from the surgery
  • Pains and discomfort from labor, if the mother also experienced labor
  • Emotional state – fear, anger, let down, disappointment, weepy, depression
  • Exhaustion/fatigue
  • Bleeding
  • Breastfeeding issues
  • The health of the baby

There are homeopathic remedies that are very useful in first aid situations, Caesarian section included. Below is a list of some of them. It is safe to use homeopathic remedies while nursing. Only use one remedy at a time. Sometimes, the state of the woman may change and another  remedy will be needed as the healing progresses.

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

State of mother:

  • Staphysagria – mother feels resentful, angry and let down. May feel as if she had been assaulted.
  • Pulsatilla – weepy, clingy, wanting to be with others. After pains from delivery.
  • Aconite – shock and fear. Feel that she will die.

Trauma from the surgery.  Injured feeling. Aches, pains, bruising, swelling, contusions and inflammations:

  • Arnica Montana – very useful remedy for any kind of trauma and injury.
  • Bellis Perennis – usually used for injuries on the trunk of the body or if Arnica did not help.

Pains in the sacrum or coccyx after an epidural has been given or when forceps were used:

  • Hypericum – remedy that helps in areas that are rich with nerves, such as the fingertips, toes and tailbone (coccyx), tongue, teeth, eyes, and genitalia.

Severe pains in the tissues that have been torn or cut during delivery or from episiotomies or Caesarian section. helpful for the healing of the Caesarian scar:

  • Staphysagria – helps in post-surgical pain (see above).
  • Calendula – helps with healing of cuts, wounds, scratches, abrasions, incisions and scrapes. It works as an antiseptic and prevents serious infection. Also in a cream used topically for wounds, incisions, etc.
  • Hypericum – helps in injuries, such as contusions, lacerations, punctures in areas that are rich in nerves.

If received general anesthesia:

  • Phosphorous – having prolonged symptoms of nausea, sleepiness, and/or just out of it after having come out of the anesthesia.

Breastfeeding:

  • Belladonna – breasts are engorged. throbbing pains, red streaks, breasts feel hot. There may be a fever.
  • Byronia – engorged breasts. stitching pains. Breasts are pale and hard. Worse from an kind of movement. Very irritable.
  • Castor equi – nipples are sore and cracked.
  • China – anemic. Exhaustion from breastfeeding.
  • Phytolacca – nipples are cracked. Milk ducts are blocked. Lumpy breast. Abscess/mastitis.

Strained muscles, tendons or joints.

  • Rhus tox – sore when first starting to move, but once moving feels better
  • Ruta grav – good for muscle and tendon strains.

It is always important to see a trained homeopath if any health concern or condition continues. If may also be beneficial to see a homeopath before a woman gets pregnant or during her pregnancy. Sometimes, the underlying health state that a woman experiences before getting pregnant may affect how the pregnancy proceeds and what happens during the delivery, perhaps resulting in an emergency Caesarian section. Homeopathy is very helpful in these kinds of situations. Homeopathy is treating the whole person, and when the woman is in a more healthy state, the possibility of the baby, the pregnancy, and the delivery being healthier and going smoothly increases.

Suggested reading: Miranda Castro – HOMEOPATHY for Pregnancy, Birth, and Your Baby’s First Year.