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The Use Of Homeopathic Remedies When Exposed To A Fire

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 150 - boiron arnicaand 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.

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

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.)

Emotional State

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.

Body Injuries

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.

Burns

CANTHARIS – for burns from cooking, sunburn, and fires. Read the post I wrote about Cantharis and burns.

Eyes

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 asomeone coughing 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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People Showing An Interest in Homeopathy, And Wanting To Know More

A lot of people I talk to have used the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana. Actually, I think Arnica montana is what  150 - boiron arnicaintroduces a lot of people to homeopathy.

What I Hear From People Who Have Used Arnica Montana

People tell me that they use Arnica montana for all different kinds of situations. One woman has used it when she had sprained her ankle. Another woman mentioned that her friend used Arnica montana when they had knee surgery. A mom has said they she uses Arnica montana when her child falls down at the playground. And a man has said that his dentist very often suggests that he use Arnica montana after he has had dental work, such as a filling or an extraction. In all of these situations, Arnica montana has helped. (Click here to read a blog about Arnica montana.)

When I am talking with someone who has a sprained or strained their arm. leg, ankle or wrist, and they have used Arnica montana, I may mention the homeopathic remedy Ruta grav. Often, this remedy is new to the person. They have not heard of it before. And I may mention that it is better to use homeopathy orally, in pellet form, than to use it topically as a cream or ointment, such as ArnicaGel. Generally, homeopathy is used orally, which promotes a deep healing.

And then I say, there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies.

Over 4000 Homeopathic Remedies

People don’t know that there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies. And it isn’t important that they do know. They know of Arnica montana, and maybe they know of a few other homeopathic remedies, and have used them for a stomach ache, indigestion, pain, a cold, or a fever. They have seen 50 homeopathic remedies at their local health food store. People purchase them, self treat, going by what is printed on the label.

Why I mention that there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies is that there is so much more to homeopathy than helping with bruising, traumas, falls, surgeries, which Arnica montana is so helpful for. Homeopathy does help in first aid and acute care, like colds, flus, stomach aches, AND, homeopathy is so helpful for chronic conditions, where other forms of healing, including western conventional medicine has not helped.

So when I say there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies, what I am saying is – you, who have used homeopathy and it has helped, and you who have shown an interest in homeopathy, why not see how homeopathy can be helpful for other health concerns that you or your loved ones may experience. Such as:

  • chronic ear infections, sore throats, stomach aches, colds.
  • on going nightmares and/or fears.
  • a child who is having difficulty at school in terms of behavior, focusing, or paying attention.
  • bedwetting.
  • menstrual difficulties.
  • migraines and other types of headaches.
  • depression, anxiety, fearfulness, difficulty getting out of the house.
  • skin eruptions – eczema, psoriasis, warts, moles, rashes.
  • digestive issues.
  • fatigue, no energy, tires easily.
  • respiratory difficulties – asthma.
  • allergies – seasonal, foods.
  • muscular aches and pains.
  • not well since.
  • just not feeling well.

Healing With Homeopathy

Homeopathy treats the individual person. To me this one of the wonderful aspects of homeopathy. Homeopathy is truly a spiral of colorsmedicine of the individual. The homeopathic practitioner (the homeopath), through observation, listening, questioning, is finding out how each person experiences their particular health concern. Two people can come in for homeopathic treatment, each having the similar complaint, let say headaches, but underneath, deep down to the root cause, each of these two people experience their headache uniquely to them, and differently from each other. The homeopath is hearing, listening and observing each person.

A homeopathic remedy is given, that is similar to what the person is experiencing. The homeopathic remedy is for the individual. This remedy, one out of 4000, stimulates the person’s own wonderful healing ability. The person is feeling better, their immune system is stronger, and what brought the person in is getting better, such as the headaches, from the example I gave.

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I write this blog to educate, to deepen, and to broaden people’s knowledge of homeopathy. I invite those who already have an interest in homeopathy; those who have used homeopathy, finding it helpful; and those who are new to homeopathy and have an interest in holistic medicine, to see how homeopathy can be of help in yours and your loved ones healing. Contact me here through my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I would be happy to talk with you, I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call.


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Children Who Are Having Difficulties – Homeopathy Heals

The other week, I was attending a meeting in which I was introducing myself and saying a little bit about homeopathy. I was specifically talking about a patient of mine, a young boy. I prefaced what I was saying about him, with the statement that it is not that children are difficult, but that children have difficulties.

Children Who Are Having Difficulties, NOT Difficult Children

A child is having difficulties, and from this, there may be behaviors or responses or reactions or symptoms unhappy-boy2-6525479that the adults around the child find difficult.  So we say the child is difficult.  The child is having difficulties. Something is bothering the child, and it is manifested in symptoms and behaviors that others may find difficult.

Somethings that could be bothering a child:

  • An inner struggle
  • Difficulty in vision, hearing, processing information, paying attention
  • Environmental factors – exposure to toxins, not enough food, reaction to foods, poor environment, abuse
  • Relationships – abuse (I know I have written this twice), family discord, parental problems, family dynamics, siblings, friends
  • A physical ailment, injury

Ways in which a child may manifest what is bothering them:

  • Anger, acting out, tantrums
  • Fears, terrors, anxiousness
  • Sadness, withdrawal, depression
  • Difficulty in friendships and relationships
  • Bed wetting, frequent urination, UTI’s
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Frequent colds, sore throats, stomachaches, headaches, persistent or nervous coughs
  • Rashes
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory symptoms – asthma
  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing
  • Sleeping problems, nightmares, sleep walking
  • Digestive issue – constipation, diarrhea

The symptoms are signs that something is not right, off balance.  The healing needs to address what is bothering the child. Sometimes, it is just changing the environment, and then the “difficulty” is better.

A Boy With A Persistent Cough

Years ago, I saw a young boy for a recurring cough. The cough actually bothered the mother more than it bothered the boy.  With talking and listening to the boy, I understood that what bothered him the most was that his younger sister was the boss of him. He was older, taller, yet he felt that she was the boss of him.  Unfortunately, his mother did not bring the boy back for a follow up appointment, but I found out through a friend of the family that the cough had subsided. My guess was that the boy also was feeling better about himself, and didn’t feel that his sister was the boss.

A Healing With Homeopathy

Homeopathy addresses the whole person. With this boy, the cough in a way was showing that here was something off within him. He had a sensitivity to someone else being smaller than him, who was bossy to him, even though he was bigger and older. That sounds simple, but there is more to it. His mother saw the difficultly as being the cough. The boy was having difficulties, the cough showed it, but there was more to it. And this sensitivity in relationship to his sister was probably experienced in other places, and with other people, possibly at school.

Is there a child you know who is having difficulties?

I am always happy to talk to people on how homeopathy can be helpful for them, and in this case extremely helpful for a child who is having difficulties. Either leave a comment below or contact me through my website, http://www.homeopathytoheal.com  I offer a 15 complimentary phone consultation.

 

 

 


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Not All Coughs Are The Same – Healing With Homeopathy

Coughs.

Coughs are the way our bodies try to clear something out of our throats, airways or lungs. There could be a tickle in our throats. We may have chocked on something, food or just swallowed the wrong way.  And then we cough. It could just be one cough, or an outgoing coughing spell.  The cough could be loose and wet, or dry and hard. A hard cough can be very painful, and tiring. Mucus/phlegm of different colors or thicknesses could be coughed up. Even blood could be coughed up. Vomiting may occur after a coughing spell, or even loss of urine.  The cough could be worse at a certain time of day. Or worse from cool air felt on the body.  The person may feel fearful, irritable, want to be alone or want to be surrounded by other people.  This could be an acute cough situation, or a flare up of a chronic cough.

someone coughing

Here is a list of some homeopathic remedies with a short description of how the cough is experienced in this remedy picture.  Please know that there are many more homeopathic remedies that could be useful for a cough. You will see when reading these descriptions, how different each cough can be. All coughs are not the same.

Observe the person who is coughing, then match that to these short descriptions.  The main principle of homeopathy is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars. Very simply, you are matching the symptoms of the person to that of the homeopathic remedy.

  • ACONITE  – cough comes on suddenly. After exposure to cold, dry wind. Constant short, dry cough with a croupy sound that wakens the person from sleep. Anxious feeling. cough arises from the larynx as the person enters a warm room.  Very fearful.
  • BELLADONNA – person is red faced. Burning hot. Dilated pupils. Cough begins as if there is a speck has settled in the larynx.  Sudden onset. Dry teasing cough, keeps the whole house awake at night.
  • BRYONIA – hard, dry cough with a painful chest. Needs to sit up in bed. Similar to Aconite, in that the cough becomes worse when entering a warm room. Thirst for cold drinks. Irritable,  wants to be left alone. Worse from any movement.
  • FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM  – short, painful cough from irritation or tickling in the windpipe.
  • HEPAR SULPH – oversensitive, especially to cold air and the slightest drafts. Very cold. wants to be wrapped up, cannot bear to be uncovered. Coughs even when putting a hand out of the covers. Cough is loose, rattling and croupy. May cough up a thick yellow mucus. Sometimes a coughing spell causes strangling and gagging. Worse in morning.
  • KALI BICHROMICUM – cough sounds brassy and hacking. Seems to come from a tickle at the base of the throat.  Expectoration is a long, string of ropy and tough mucus. Maybe of a yellowish color.
  • NUX VOMICA  – dry, teasing cough. worse in larynx and chest. Cough may come in spells and end with retching. Occurs more often in cold, dry windy weather. person is often feverish. Shivers when moving or when uncovered. Oversensitive to noise, odors, light, music. Easily offended.
  • PHOSPHORUS – when a head cold has gone to the chest. dry, tickling, exhausting cough coming from the larynx or farther down in the chest. May feel a sensation  of tightness across chest or as if there is a great weight pressing on the chest. Cough from talking or being in the open air. May have a bursting headache. Thirst for ice cold drinks and fruity juices.
  • PULSATILLA – dry cough in the evening that sounds loose in the morning. May have paroxysms of coughing with gagging and choking, bringing up thick, yellowish mucus. Feels as if there is a weight on the chest. Worse from coming into a warm room. Better in open air.
  • RUMEX CRISPUS  – cough occurs when going outside, opposite to symptoms of Aconite. Dry, short paroxysms of coughing or a constant hack.
  • SPONGIA – wakes from sleep with a suffocation feeling. Difficulty breathing. Anxious, as with croup. Loud cough sounding like a saw through a board. Worse: from talking and before midnight.

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You may want to see a homeopathic practitioner. The cough may just be a part of the total picture, and the homeopath will take a more in depth look at the person.

 


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Homeopathy – Healing Children

Homeopathy is wonderful for children’s health care.  Whether the child is experiencing ongoing health issues or acute colds and stomachaches, homeopathy is very helpful. In the healing with homeopathy, the immune system of the child is strengthened, so the health issue is not occurring as much and finally lessens all together.

Some ongoing health concerns that children experience:

  • Chronic ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Eczema or other skin eruptions
  • Allergies
  • Behavioral issues
  • ADD/ADHD – see post on ADD/ADHD
  • Autism spectrum
  • Stomachaches
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty sleeping and nightmares
  • Fears
  • Coughs
  • Headaches
  • Recurring colds, sore throats
  • Childhood disease – measles, chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, German measles.

I would like to tell you about a patient of mine who I have seen for several years. When he first came to me, he was eight years old. When Joe (not his real name) was playing baseball, he would experience the need to cough when he stopped running. Joe said, “It is weird to have so much mucus in my throat. Coughing gets more mucus. I stop coughing and the mucus goes away.” His mother had taken Joe to the doctor who had suggested using an inhaler for the cough. His mother did not want to do that. She had used homeopathy before, and wanted to see how homeopathy could help Joe.

Joe talked about feeling scared at night when he heard noises in the house. “There could be burglars. If I knew what it was, it wouldn’t be so scary. You can get taken. I would have to scream and kick around. The person doing that would not like it.” His mother said that during the evening, Joe would frequently get out of bed to ask her about the sounds, as well as asking when his father was coming home, if his father was away on a business trip. His mother would give an explanation, but Joe would be back again asking about the noises. His mother described Joe as needing a lot of reassurance, and being very cautious. She said that he checks first with an adult, and then does whatever he was going to do. He doesn’t answer the phone because it might be someone he doesn’t know.

On car trips, Joe gets extremely carsick. He also is sensitive to the heat. His head and stomach hurt, he feels dizzy, and he throws up. He gets very upset when friends pretend they will hit him and then stop. “It is unfair and mean.” To him, it is a huge thing. He can’t let it go.

After taking the homeopathic remedy that was most similar to what he was experiencing, Joe was not coughing after running, and the sensation of mucus in his throat was gone. In fact, when visiting the doctor after the first dose of the remedy, the doctor could no longer hear anything in his lungs. Joe was falling asleep easier at night, and was not getting up at night to ask questions. He was no longer experiencing carsickness, and his sensitivity to the heat also decreased. And when Joe and his family were vacationing in Hawaii, every morning Joe went up to the the desk clerk and asked for the sports section of the newspaper.

boy running and playing baseball

Over the years, Joe has had doses of the homeopathic remedy when it was needed. Sometimes, his sensitivity to heat has come back, or other acute situations have occurred. This is when a dose was given. He has though no longer experienced the coughing and the sensation of mucus in his throat.  Homeopathy heals the whole person. With Joe, the mucus in the throat and the coughing were better, as well as other aspects of him, his emotional state and other physical symptoms.  Homeopathy heals the person.