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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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Homeopathy Is Part of Someone’s Ongoing Health Care

Several weeks ago, I received an email from a patient that I had seen 12 years ago. Actually, the email was from the mother of a patient I seen when he was 5 years old.

What was bothering the son 12 years ago, was bothering him now. Granted, his circumstances were different. He was now in college and living in a different state. His clay spiralmother wanted to know what the homeopathic remedy was that he had used years ago, and possibly if he could use it again.

I keep the files of  my patients that I have seen over the years. As I was reading his file, I remembered the case. I don’t think I could describe the boy physically or how he looked, but I remembered the case, and what led me to selecting the homeopathic remedy that was given.

I emailed the mother back, telling her the homeopathic remedy, and what the cost would be for the remedy and for it to be sent to her son. I also said that there is a possibility that her son’s state has changed, and a different  homeopathic remedy would be needed now. And that it would be best to come in for an appointment. The mother agreed, and so did her son. We thought of doing a Skype appointment since he was out of state. But with his schedule being so busy, it was decided that he would see me in December during his winter break, and see me in person.

In the meantime, I sent him the homeopathic remedy that he took in the past, with the understanding that it may work or not work this time. I suggested that he be in touch with me 10 days after taking the remedy to let me know how he was doing.

It was very gratifying to hear from this mother, and knowing that homeopathy had helped her son so many years ago. And now, they were looking to homeopathy for the  present situation, and reaching out for help. I often see in my practice how homeopathy has become a part of my patients’ ongoing health care. When they need help they contact me. This mother’s email was an example and a reminder of homeopathy being part of one’s ongoing health care. It felt good.

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If there is a health concern that is bothering you or a loved one, and you would like to have homeopathy be part of your health care, I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 

 

 


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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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Alphabet of Homeopathy – For Fun

For fun, I have listed words, alphabetically, describing homeopathy in some way. Some letters were easier than others to come up with a descriptive word. I only listed one homeopathic remedy as a descriptive word. I couldn’t come up with a word for that letter – the letter is “X”.

Homeopathy Alphabetically

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A – ailments, animals, amelioration, aggravation, alcohol, antimiasmatic, Avogadro’s number

B – (what) bothers you

C – care, complaint, choices

D – dilution, direction of cure, differentiate, disease

E – energy medicine, expression

F – flexible, freedom

G – gestures, gentle healing

H – healing, health, (Samuel) Hahnemann, homeopathy, homeopath

I – individual, impartial, imponderables

J – jargon (one’s use of language), joy (this just keep popping in my head)

K – Kent and his repertory, keynote(s)

L – listening, Law of Similars – Like Cures Like, layers, language

M – movement, miasm/miasmatic, minimum dose, mother tincture, match, materia medica, medicine, modalities

N – nanoparticles, nanomedicne, nosodes, no side effects

O – open, odd, onion, over 4000 homeopathic remedies

P – patient, patience, potentized, potency, plants, periodic table, puzzle, proving, picture, pellets

Q – quantum physics

R – relationship, remedy

S – succussed (shaken), strange, (rare and peculiar symptoms), symptoms, sensation

T – trust, totality, triturate

U – uncovering, unique

V – valuing

W – witnessing, whole, water

X – x-ray (yes, a homeopathic remedy has been made from x-ray)

Y –  you

Z – zig-zag

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If there is a health concern you or a loved one are experiencing, and are wanting homeopathic care, I would be happy to talk with you.  I can be reached here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 


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My Recent Experience With A Doctor – One Of The Difference Between Allopathic And Homeopathic Medicine

Recently, I had an annual exam with a new doctor.  I wanted to get acquainted with a doctor, so if in the future I needed care in allopathic medicine I had a relationship already established. This is also a good idea to do with a homeopath.

A Personal Experience

During the exam, I was describing to the doctor a sensation that I sometimes experience on the left side of my body, in the chest and breast area, and under the rib cage. It is a sensation that I have had over the years. It is is not a constant sensation. It is not painful, but has a heaviness feeling to it, as if I can feel that area.

The main sensation is that the area (rib cage, chest)  feels held in, as if there is not enough room for it to expand. I don’t have any difficulty breathing, nor do I feel the sensation when I breath. The feeling is a heaviness, tightness, held in, and wanting to expand and to be let out.

I said this last part to the doctor.  She answered, “I don’t know what you are saying.” field of flowers I replied, “That kind of description is what I hear from my patients. As a homeopath, it gives me an understanding of what the person is experiencing.”

A Difference Between Allopathic and Homeopathic Medicine

I thought to myself, this is one of the differences between homeopathic and allopathic medicine. It really showed me how different an appointment is with a doctor compared to one with a homeopath.  A doctor gathers their information through the results of tests – blood pressure, pulse, vitals, blood panels, examinations etc. And a homeopath will take all of these test results into consideration, but also wants to know more about what this person is experiencing, such as the sensation I described above.

It was very interesting for me to have the physical exam, and to personally see for myself how different the experience of working with a doctor is, as compared to working with a homeopath.

Homeopathy To Heal

There is definitely a place for allopathic (western medicine) to help people in their health. And there is definitely a place for homeopathic medicine. I have found that many people who come to homeopathy for care do so after using other healing modalities, including allopathic medicine.

If you feel that homeopathy could be helpful for your or a loved one’s health condition, I invite you to contact me. I can be reached on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.

 

 


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Thrush – Homeopathy Can Help

Often, new mothers and babies experience thrush.  I have received calls from mothers regarding this and wanting help for both themselves and their baby using homeopathy.

Thrush

Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast (type of fungus) that naturally is present in peoples’  mouths and digestive tracts. It is called Candida Albicans.  Symptoms arise when there baby breastfeedingis an imbalance of this bacteria. Thrush often can develop after using antibiotics.  Anti-fungal medications are often prescribed.

The baby may experience thrush in their genital area and in their mouths. The mother may experience thrush around her breast nipples, in her mouth, in her vagina, and in her digestive tract. Thrush in the mouth looks like white patches on the tongue or inside the cheeks. It may be sore and itchy.

Mothers may confuse thrush with a diaper rash. A diaper rash will start in one of the the body creases, especially where an urine soaked diaper has been rubbing against, and stay in that local area. Thrush will start around the anus, and can spread upwards towards the naval.

Homeopathy

Sometimes thrush resolves on its own in a couple weeks. If it doesn’t, the mother may want to get professional care, and to look deeper to what could be the root cause. Homeopathy can be very helpful for both mother and baby who are experiencing thrush, and for anyone else who is experiencing an overgrowth of bacteria, such as with candida or yeast infections.

As with any health concern, it is finding out how the individual experiences what is bothering them, and then giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to this.  If someone says they have thrush, there is not a “go to” remedy that is automatically given.

What A Homeopath Would Want To Know

When a mother and a baby are experiencing thrush, the homeopath would want to know more about each of them separately, and together. There is a very good chance that they are experiencing the same imbalance, the same “state”, and will benefit from the same homeopathic remedy.  As a homeopath, I want to know:

  • how are the mother and the baby experiencing the thrush (each could be experiencing it differently) – the discomfort, the pain, the itch, the discharge.
  • where on the body is it manifesting.
  • what is the color, consistency and odor. has this changed.
  • when did it start. what was going on when it started.
  • what makes it better or worse.
  • is the mother breastfeeding. how is that going.
  • what was the pregnancy like. the birth like.
  • were any medications given to the mother and/or to the baby before, during and after the pregnancy and birth.
  • any other infections.
  • medical history of the mother and the baby.
  • any vaccines given.
  • emotional state of the mother and the baby.
  • any other physical symptoms or conditions being experienced.

Some Care Taking Tips

Keeping the area clean and dry helps to sooth the irritation, the burning, and the itching of the area. Air drying can be helpful, by having the baby go diaper less for a period of time, and for the mother to leave her nipples exposed to the air. It is suggested not to use breast pads at this time. Also, not to use soap, which can be drying and irritating. Instead add 1/2 cup of cider vinegar to the bath water, and use a cloth soaked with cider vinegar to wipe the inside of the baby’s mouth and to clean around the mother’s nipples.

If the mother can continue to breastfeed during this time, even though it is uncomfortable for her, it will benefit both her and her baby in the long run.

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I invite you to contact me if you, or your baby, are experiencing thrush and are wanting homeopathic care. I would be happy to talk with you. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 


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Anxiety/Panic Attacks – It Is Individual

As a homeopath, my job is to understand what is the underneath, core imbalance that someone is experiencing.  This is with whatever has brought someone in for homeopathic care, including when they say they are feeling anxious, and/or having panic attacks. The given homeopathic remedy is not for the anxiety, it is for this particular person who is feeling anxious.  (To read a previous post on anxiety, click I am SO Anxious.)

Very often, people who say they are feeling anxious are given a prescription medication. The prescribed medication may be relieving for a period time, but it is not healing, at the core. We use the words “anxiety” and “anxious” a lot. It is a BIG generic anxiety wordterm/label/diagnosis, and it is treated in a generic way too, not looking at the individual and what they are experiencing. Homeopathy looks at the individual and what they are experiencing.

I Am Anxious, And ______

Someone can say they are anxious, and then proceed to say:

  • I have to constantly move. I am so jittery. I am always moving my leg.
  • I do certain behaviors or actions that help calm or ease me, such as pacing,  rocking, checking things over and over again.
  • I feel paralyzed and unable to move
  • I am so uncomfortable in social events.
  • I worry how I am doing in school. I have an exam coming up.
  • I feel sick to my stomach. My stomach feels like it is burning. I need to go to the bathroom all the time.
  • I am feeling fearful. I am worried that my house will be broken into.
  • I am anxious about my health, my family, my house, my children. I feel something horrible is going to happen.
  • I am not sleeping well
  • I want to sleep all the time
  • I am having nightmares.
  • I want to be in my house, which is where I feel safe.
  • I am eating a lot, or I can’t eat at all.
  • I have headaches
  • I break out in a rash or other skin eruptions
  • My mind is so dull. I can’t think.
  • I want to be in control. I feel better when I am the one driving the car.
  • I am afraid I will lose control.
  • I bite my nails. I am short tempered. I want to be alone.
  • And more.

As you read through this list, you can see how varied anxiety is experienced.  When I meet with a patient, I want to hear more about what and how the anxiety and/or the panic attacks are for this person.  I also want to find out about other physical and emotional symptoms, medical history, dreams, fears, and more. It is getting a whole picture of the person. The anxiety or panic attacks are not a separate piece of the person. They are a piece of the whole.

Other Healing Modalities

People often seek out ways to help themselves when they don’t feel well. There are many healing modalities that can be helpful for someone who experiences anxiety and panic attacks. Along with homeopathy, there is counseling, talking to someone, having a support system, being physically active, doing an activity that you love, meditating, having body work, having a massage, being aware of  your feelings and thoughts, getting enough sleep, and eating well.

Homeopathy To Heal

Are you or a loved one feeling anxious or having panic attacks? I invite you to see how homeopathy can be of help to you. You can contact me here on my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I see patients in the San Diego area, and also outside the San Diego area via Skype/Facetime.