Create Your Homeopathic First Aid Kit_Featured_, Healing, Prevention Monday, July 16th, 2012
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Homeopathy is a medical system that uses infinitesimal doses of natural substances to stimulate a person’s immune system and body’s natural defenses. Homeopathic remedies are named for the plant or animal ingredients they are made from. Homeopathy not only offers relief from temporary disorders but, can provide long term healing of a person due to its individual and “wholistic” approach. This often leads to a complete recovery from the dis-ease, as well as, providing an improved understanding of the patient’s situation. This type of healing makes it easier and possible to avoid recurrence or relapses in the future and, homeopathy stimulates the body’s natural defense system by reestablishing normal immune system and cell functioning.Homeopathics are created by taking the remedy: a plant, mineral, chemical, or animal substance, diluting it in water and shaking it vigorously. The more it is sequentially diluted and shaken, the more potent the medicine. This is why minuscule doses are used. “Like cures Like”. Here are some perfect examples:
- A full strength dose of Ipeca will cause vomiting. In a very diluted dose, it becomes a remedy to control nausea and vomiting.
- Coffee before bed will generally cause a sleepless night. In an infinitesimal dose, it is used to treat insomnia.
- A large dose of sodium sulfate will characteristically provoke diarrhea. An infinitesimal or homeopathic dose can cure that same type of diarrhea.
In general, the first session with a homeopath is for him/her to get to know your genetic heritage, lifelong health history, body type, psychological type, and present symptoms. The homeopath will ask many questions which seem out of the norm from a conventional doctor, but you must remember, his job is to consider your “whole” person.
He will ask questions like:
1. What time of day is your energy highest and lowest?
2. What type of weather or temperature do you love, hate?
3. How are you affected by being in the mountains, seashore?
4. What foods do you crave, are averse to, irritated by?
5. What position do you sleep in?
6. What dreams do you remember?
7. How does motion or lying down affect you?
There are hundreds of remedies with homeopathy as well as other modalities that employ the same theory called the Doctrine of Signatures. Homeopathy is a profound and great integrative therapy that can be used in conjunction with many other forms of health care.
Homeopathic remedies can complement conventional drugs. There are no contraindications and no known side effects.
Homeopathic First Aid Kit
Your Homeopathic First Aid Kit is very useful to have around the house, in the car or on vacation. Make sure your kit is readily available when you need it!
This kit contains the top ten homeopathic remedies that would normally be enough to treat most first aid situations including:
Arnica suave – all pain, bruises, sprains, strains, headaches, jet lag, sunburn
Arnica – all pain issues, bruising, sprains, strains, headaches (taken internally)
Apis Mel – bites, stings, fluid retention, swelling of legs and feet during travel
Argentum – gastroenteritis, sore throat, hurriedness, stress
Cocculus – sleep pattern disturbances, tetanus, seasickness
Gelsemium – sore throats, cough, colds, influenza with shivering
Ignatia Amara – irritability, hypersensitivity, hysteria, nervousness
Mezereum – burning pain, bone pain, sensitivity to cold, headaches
Nux Vomica – food poisoning, travel sickness, upset stomach, jet lag, hangovers, indigestion
Rhus Tox – muscular aches, pain, stiffness, overexertion
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