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Burns – The Homeopathic Remedy Cantharis Helps To Heal

I want to continue with some tips for first aid situations.

Burns.

If it is a very bad burn, or you feel you need to have your physician look at it, do that. Peace of mind is always valuable.

A Personal Story

About 12 days ago, when I was making dinner, I inadvertently picked up a plate that was siting on a burner on the stove with my left hand. I immediately responded, dropping/putting the plate  down as carefully and as quickly as I could. The middle, inner areas of my second and third fingers were burned.  It stung.  It hurt. Blisters started forming almost immediately. I put a cool, wet cloth on the fingers. I also put some Calendula cream on while I got the homeopathic remedy Cantharis 30C.

I dissolved 3 – 4 pellets of Cantharis in 1/2 glass of filtered, spring water.  I took one Cantharis_30cteaspoonful of the dissolved remedy, and continued to do that, every 1/4 of an hour, then every 1/2 hour and then hourly.  Each time I took a dose, I stirred the dissolved remedy three times. In a first aid situation, taking the homeopathic remedy frequently is very helpful.

Within an hour after starting the remedy, the pain was gone.

Although, I was feeling better, I took another dose of the remedy the next morning. A dissolved homeopathic remedy is good for 24 hours.

As I wrote above, blisters formed almost immediately after the burn occurred. Over the next 4 days I was very careful about my hand. I didn’t want anything to bump against the area to break open the blisters, and I keep the areas very clean.  The areas continued to be painless.

On the fourth night, I noticed there was a slight oozing of a clear fluid from one of the blisters. I covered that blister with a gauze bandage, keeping the bandage on during the night and the next day. The following evening, I removed the bandage, and the blister was gone. Actually the blister had flattened.  The other blister had not oozed, but had also flattened. I think our bodies absorb the liquid. It is part of the innate healing abilities that our bodies do so well.

I did not bandage the area again.  I let the area be exposed to air. I am still being  careful with the use of my hand. Again no pain. I continue to watch the areas. The skin that is the flattened blister, continues to protect the burned areas, like a scab.  I expect the skin to start to peel off.  I use Calendula cream to help with the dryness of the skin. And I will continue to use the cream as needed, and if any tenderness or redness develops.

I have not taken any more doses of Cantharis. A homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing. If I started to feel some discomfort again, I would have taken another dose of Cantharis.

The Homeopathic Remedy Cantharis

Cantharis may be used in first aid, acute and chronic conditions. If it fits how the person is feeling, then it is used. For first aid situations, it is a wonderful remedy for burns. Also, it is helpful when someone is experiencing an urinary tract infection. Someone who would benefit from using Cantharis experiences pains that are cutting, smarting and burning. For UTIs, urination is very painful. I wrote a previous post about UTIs and mentioned Cantharis as one of the homeopathic remedies that can be helpful.

Suggested The Use Of Cantharis

Over the years, several of my patients and a yoga classmate have experienced burns, usually while they were cooking. I suggested Cantharis for them, taking it similarly to the way I did. All of them said how how helpful it was in the relief of the pain and the discomfort of the burn, and in helping to heal the area.

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If you are wanting to use homeopathy as part of your health care, whether for first aid situations, acute situations, or chronic ongoing conditions, I would be happy to talk to you. I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

 

 

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Urinary Tract Infections/UTI’S – Homeopathy Can Help

For the last several months, I have heard of several people experiencing Urinary Tract Infections. Unfortunately, UTI’s are very common. UTI is a term that includes urethritis, cystitis and pyleonephritis. They can be very uncomfortable, painful, and affect our daily lives, tremendously.

Treatments For An Urinary Tract Infection

People often go to see their physician, have a culture taken, and are proscribed antibiotics. There are also the recommendations of drinking more water, drinking cranberry juice, and using herbal supplements, such as Nature’s Way, Urinary With Cranberry. These treatments all can be very helpful. For some people though, these treatments are not enough, and the person continues to have the UTI, or that the person experiences recurring UTI’s.

Homeopathy Is Helpful

There are many homeopathic remedies that can be helpful when someone is beach waterexperiencing an UTI. In homeopathy, it is always looking at the individual person and seeing how they are experiencing their heath concern.

There are the common/general symptoms that many people may experience when they have an UTI, such as painful urination, a drawing sensation as one urinates, urging to urinate frequently, chills, fever, and discomfort or pain in the bladder or on the lower back. Some people may not even experience any symptoms at all.

In addition to the common/general symptoms, a homeopath would want to know more about how the UTI is experienced, specifically for this person, such as:

  • what is the discomfort like
  • how is the person’s emotional state
  • is there an odor or color to the urine
  • consistency of the urine – cloudy, clear
  • flow of the urine – by drops or steady
  • what is the pain/discomfort like
  • location of pain
  • what was happening before they developed the UTI
  • are there any other symptoms
  • what makes it better or worse
  • how often do they experience them (acute: one time, or chronic: occurring often)
  • is there any thing else that is bothering them

All of this makes a whole picture of the person. It is the person who is being treated, not the symptoms nor the disease name. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to this picture, stimulating the person’s own healing ability.

Some Homeopathic Remedies

Here are brief descriptions of five homeopathic remedies that may be helpful when someone is experiencing an UTI. I don’t suggest that someone treat themselves.

homeopathy pelletsBy reading each description, you can see how different each homeopathic remedy is, perhaps subtly different. This is the same when a person is experiencing an UTI; they experience it uniquely to them. For example, you will read that Apis has no thirst, and Cantharis has unquenchable thirst.

Aconite – sudden retention of urine from a chill or a fright. Painful urging to urinate. Scanty, red, hot urine. Anxiety on beginning to urinate. Attacks are sudden and violent. Restless. Fearful.

Apis – burning and soreness during urination. With chills and fever, swelling, and scanty urination. Urine, -scanty, last drops burn and smart. Thirstless. Intolerant of heat. Worse: right side, touch pressure, heat. Better: uncovering, open air, cold bath.

Berberis – burning pains. Pains feel deep inside kidneys extending to bladder. Sensation as if urine is retained, after urination. Backache. Urethra burns when not urinating. Urine – thick, yellow, sandy or slimy sediment. Symptoms change rapidly. Worse: motion, standing, any sudden jarring movement.

Cantharis – persistent and violent urging. Passes only a few drops at a time. Painful urination. May be accompanied by aching in the small of the back. Pains are burning, cutting or smarting. Intense and rapid onset of symptoms. Cystitis. Unquenchable thirst, but with aversion to all liquids. Worse: by urinating, touch, drinking cold water or coffee. Better: gentle massage.

Mercurius corrosivus – persistent urging with intense burning. Urination drop by drop. Constant urging to urinate, need to go but cannot. Straining. Scanty. Urine may be mixed with a little blood. Cystitis. Perspires after urination. Person looks pinched, shriveled, melancholic. Worse; evening, night. Better: when resting.

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If I can be of help to you or a loved one who may be experiencing an UTI, or any other health concern, please contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Phone Call. I would be happy to talk with you.