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Help for a Sprained Ankle

If you have sports in your life, this definitely is one for you!  I sprained my ankle recently, and I healed it rather quickly and easily using mostly homeopathy.  That helped me quickly get back to my full-time responsibilities and, more importantly, living my fullest, highest life.

Of course, sharing is what I do, so the day-by-day follows the video, and a printable PDF gives you a handy, fileable reminder of the basic how-to.

DAY 1

The first thing was to pour my Arnica Spray on it–that’s Arnica 200c dissolved in water.

Then I took Arnica 1M as well as the Sprains & Strains combination, which contains Arnica 200, Rhus Tox 200, and Ruta 200.

It became clear that I needed the higher potency of Arnica, so I ended up using only Arnica 1M for Days 1 & 2.

I kept my leg elevated and as immobile as possible, wrapped my ankle, and I did not ice it.

DAY 2

I continued to use Arnica 1M as dictated by pain, wrapped my ankle, and kept it elevated most of the time.

I also went to the chiropractor, because it felt like a bone was out of place.  She found two bones out of place and set them back to their allotted positions.  That did bring some extra relief, and I was glad I had gone in for the adjustment because I felt my body had one less point of healing to accomplish on its own.

That night, I realized that I had not put any further topical treatment on it so I used my First Aid Spray, which contains Arnica as well as Calendula and Hypericum 200c.  I used that because I had it handy.  Given an easy choice, I would have used only the Arnica topically.

When I awoke in the middle of the night to help my daughter, I realized on my way back to bed that I had walked and not crawled to help her — and that I felt fine!

DAY 3

So, I was surprised to awaken in the morning and feel pain again.

Fortunately, I realized that the X Factor here was the topical, so I used that again starting on Day 3, to great effect.

Knowing that two days on the Arnica 1M was sufficient, I forced myself to quit, even though I was a tad worried because it had helped so incredibly with the pain the first two days.  I thus switched at that point to my Sprains & Strains combo–200c of Rhus Tox, Arnica, and Ruta, both internally and externally for one day.

I was surprised on Day 3 to be able to bear weight on my ankle and to be able to flex it.  My husband, who played a lot of soccer and thus suffered his fair share of ankle injuries, was amazed to see me flexing my ankle already.  I was mighty pleased myself.

DAY 4

I switched to only the topical application of my Sprains & Strains combination.  I find that the 200c topical lasts 24 hours per application, so I stuck with that.

About the Topical:  I used a topical application that I made in olive oil, but you could also use the remedies in water [and in lower potency, more often], if that is what you have on hand.  You could add a few drops of oil to your water to help it ‘stick’ to the surface of your skin, too.  If you would like purchase a topical preparation from me, that’s available too.

I continued to improve.  So did my ankle ;].

DAY 8

I began tapering off my use of the topical to every 2 days, then as needed.

Voila!

Sprained Ankle

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Skin Oil

My skin oil is becoming a thing on its own, though I’ve mentioned it in my skincare and bites-and-stings posts.

This, though, is the thorough low-down on my combo.

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I purchase both ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs:
Organic Hazelnut Oil
Helichrysum Essential Oil

Recipe

My base recipe is one ounce bottles [that’s about 30 mL] with 20-25 drops [that’s around 1 mL] of helichrysum and the remainder organic hazelnut oil.  Here are some other breakdowns of that recipe:

4 oz. bottle of hazelnut oil + 4 mL of helichrysum essential oil [if you wanted to make a large batch and then dole it out from there]

5 mL roller bottle starts with 6 drops of helichrysum then top it off with hazelnut oil

10 mL roller bottle starts with 7-8 drops of helichrysum then filled with hazelnut oil

Bottles

SkinOilSetBagI originally made this recipe for my skincare regimen–it’s amazing at reducing blemishes and creating more radiant skin.  So, I always make the one-ounce bottles for the bathroom.  I have used both spritzer and pump styles, though always amber glass, and I typically get mine from Specialty Bottle.

Once I realized the usefulness of the oil, though, I began carrying it with me in a small amber glass roller bottle with stainless steel roller which I bought via Amazon Smile [I support Homeopaths without Borders with my purchases; who do you support?], though I see that Specialty Bottle is now carrying clear glass rollers with plastic rollers.  You can get them in lots of different sizes and other colors via Amazon, too.

Uses

I use it on just about any surface ailment, and almost always with at least some benefit.  The most profound benefits have been on blemishes, spider bite, mild scratches, and other people report benefits from other skin ailments too–especially the mysterious ones!

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The Quick Six: Bites and Stings

The final bit of your Quick Six ensemble would be something to address bites and stings, which in fact is what brought my family to homeopathy in the first place.

The Remedies:

The most frequently recommended remedies for bites and stings are as follows:

Arnica – especially if there is bruising
Apis – especially for bee stings
Hypericum – especially when there is nerve pain
Ledum – for puncture wounds including bites and stings

Once again, I’d suggest remedies in the 6c – 200c range.  You can order a combination from Helios, make a combination yourself [see below], or pick the one you feel you’re most likely to need and use that.  If you are going to do the latter, consider that both Arnica and Hypericum would be in your Cuts & Bumps / First Aid vial or spray.

Because I carry only Arnica [200c or 1M] on occasions when I can’t carry a lot, I had only that with me when my husband was stung on his palm by something mysterious in the ocean.  It helped for a few hours, but after washing the dishes that evening, he started experiencing pain shooting up his arm.  I recalled that pain moving up the nerve toward the heart is dangerous, so I urged him to go to the Emergency Room.  He was reluctant, so I pulled out some Hypericum 1M and dissolved it in a small glass of water for him.  After the first dose, the pain withdrew and localized again.  He took another dose during the night, and again another dose in the morning, and that was that.  Whew!

How to make a combination yourself:

Put the pillules that you want to include between two spoons and crush them.  Then stir them up, and voila, you’ve made a combination.

Use it topically:

Don’t forget that you can use this topically too.  Here’s a reminder on how to make a topical out of remedy pillules.  In fact, it was an inspired topical application of Arnica 200c to a massive mosquito bite reaction that taught me the wonders of topical homeopathics in potency.

Non-homeopathic options:

Plumeria:  If you are someplace where Plumeria grow, you can break-off a Plumeria leaf and apply the milk to the site as quickly as possible.  This works quickly and effectively, much to my surprise and relief!

Helichrysum Essential Oil:  I recently was stung by a spider [this kind].  It stung me quickly while running away, luckily, but it was hurting by nightfall.  I decided to apply some of my face oil [hazelnut oil with helichrysum in it] to it, and I was surprised that the spreading redness and pain had diminished by morning.  One more application in the morning, and voila, it was no longer uncomfortable.   I am pretty sure that I never applied a homeopathic, only the face oil.

Meanwhile, my daughter had 3 mosquito bites [she reacts big time!], one of which was not responding to our treatments [why, we don’t know!], so I decided to go back to my original … Arnica spray, then had the idea to add the face oil on top of it.  Voila, the swelling went down and the itchiness subsided.  I think I applied again that night and maybe again the next day before it was fully resolved.

Tried it again [Arnica spray + Helichrysum in hazelnut oil] on my husband, who caught it immediately after being stung and the results were complete relief immediately.

In looking into it, only Helichrysum [and Arnica, of course] are known to be helpful with bites and stings.

Now I keep some of my face oil in a tiny amber roller bottle in my purse.  I use it for a variety of skin complaints from scratches to stings.

To make a batch for my face oil dispenser, I put one dropperful of the Helichrysum [from a 1/2 oz. bottle] in 1 oz. of hazelnut oil [links above to Mountain Rose Herbs, where I purchase them].  If you buy the tiny roller bottles, I fill them all up and have them on-hand to give away.  People love ’em!

PREVENTION!

Homeopathics:  And finally, preventing mosquito bites.  Mozi-Q has come up with a homeopathic formula that prevents a whole host of bites [lice, ticks, mosquitoes …].  These are low-potency homeopathic combination tablets that you take half an hour before potential exposure and whose effects are expected to last a few hours.  The cool thing about the internal is that you have complete coverage [you can’t miss a spot] that remains through sweat, swim, sunscreen, etc.

Staphysagria is the remedy that prevents mosquito bites [Staphysagria is made from delphinium, and mosquitoes don’t like delphinium].  We have used Staphysagria 6x internally with success, and we also have used it topically for prevention [successfully, though they will find the spots that you miss if you’re in a mosquito rich area].

Other:  I have read and been told that liver tonics / bitters and vitamin B’s [like in nutritional yeast] are good mosquito preventatives.  Constipation also equals a sluggish liver, apparently, so regularity is important!

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The Quick Six: Major Injuries

Arnica is probably the best-known and most used of all homeopathic remedies.  I would guess that it is the remedy that most frequently introduces people to homeopathy.

And with good reason.  Arnica is kind of the if-I-were-stuck-on-an-island remedy.  So The Quick Six would be incomplete without a higher potency vial of homeopathic Arnica.

It is beneficial for a whole host of physical trauma injuries–and to prevent injuries, too [e.g., to reduce bleeding during surgery].

The Remedy:

Because I am familiar with homeopathy, I would stock Arnica 1M in my Quick Six kit.  If you–or the users of your kit–are less familiar with homeopathy, Arnica 200c also would be adequate.

The Uses:

Arnica 1M is the kind of remedy that you take when you think you might need to head to an emergency room–or en route to the emergency room.  We use it for injuries from falls, blows…the kinds of injuries that cause swelling or bruising.

I gave it to my son when he was nibbled on the back by a draft horse while we were visiting a farm hours from a hospital and Arnica 200c gave only that ping of helping.  [Outcome is that the swelling stopped, he was able to sit comfortably with his back against the seat, and we did not need to go the hospital after all.]

Arnica 200c makes a great topical spray–prepare it as you would the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray [1-2 doses per 2 oz. of water] and use it for any surface injuries that make you think of Arnica.  We use the straight-up Arnica spray where an injury does not break the skin and is not in a nerve-rich area. By contrast, you won’t be surprised to learn that we use the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo where injuries break the skin, are in nerve-rich areas, and/or are expected to cause swelling or bruising.

I keep the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray in my purse, but both sprays at home.

The Arnica spray also could be used on tired muscles after a particularly long afternoon in the garden or dancing, for instance.

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The Quick Six [game-changers, life-changers, world healers]

Many in alternative medicine consider allopathic medicine to be well-suited for emergency situations, and surely it is. There are these spaces, though, shy of emergency, where homeopathy has been very helpful to my family.  In fact, in my own family, I have found homeopathic first aid to be a major relief and contribution to my peace of mind and our wellbeing.

SilverKitHomeopathy can contribute in two major ways:  Ability to address the issue completely or at least to help enough to give you time to get to an emergency room.

Long story short [and you know that’s hard for me!], I have arrived at a simple list of 6 homeopathic remedies/combinations which have been of tremendous help to me, my family, and those with whom I’ve shared them.  I keep wondering … if every household in the world had access to and used these, might these be game-changers, life-changers, world healers?

Let’s spread the word and find out!  [That’s what leads me to post this info and how-to here ….]

The way this kit can be assembled, the remedies are straight-forward, easy to select, easy to use.  Here’s the low-down on the list, with further details including how to assemble your own kit, to come in subsequent posts:

Cuts & Bumps [My First Aid Combo]:  Reduce swelling, bleeding, bruising; fight infection; and repair and protect nerves.

Sprains & Strains:  Addresses swelling and bruising as well as injuries to ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.

Burns:  Reduces the inflammation, pain, nerve damage, and blistering involved in burn injuries.

Major Injuries:  For head injuries and any other major injury, this is one to take en route to the hospital.

Immune Boosting:  Fight-off germs to prevent the flu from taking hold.

Bites & Stings:  This combination is beneficial for healing from puncture wounds and insect bites.

Remember that for surface injuries, you also can dilute one dose in 2-4 oz. of water, take a sip, and apply the rest of the remedy topically–for bumps, stings, sprains, or burns, for example.  So one dose can go a long way!

Stay tuned for more detailed information …..

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Physically Exhausted? From the flu, exams, trials, conferences, ….

The flu that is going around has reminded me of the value of Kali Phosphoricum, a “tissue salt” or “cell salt.”  More on that part later.  The short of it is that Kali Phos or kali-p is crazy helpful when you’ve just endured something physically depleting.

Beforehand:  If you know you are headed into something physically depleting, like a court trial, conference, performance, emergency response team, or tournament, you can take it once a day for unto two weeks to help keep your vitality up.

Afterwards:  If you’re depleted from the flu, Kali Phos 3X or 6X can ease your symptoms at that end stage and shorten the duration of it too.  This is especially true if your symptoms get worse as the day goes on, and if you feel sluggish in general, even though you’re over the worst of it.

The same goes for depletion after a court trial, exams, conferences, performance, tournament, etc. if you didn’t anticipate it with the Kali Phos!

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12 Tissue Salts & Kali Phos

Cell Salts:  There are 12 so-called tissue salts, also called cell salts.  They were determined by Schussler to be the foundation of all the cells in the body.  You can get a 12-salt combo, sometimes called BioPlasma, for those states of real depletion.  [I mentioned this combo in the post about remedies for business travel.]

Dosing:  Typically, we take cell salts in lower potencies on the X scale, which means you probably would be taking it 3-4 times a day for a few days to help coax yourself back to full capacity.  They can be helpful as a general go-to, during or after a draining experience, or in times of crisis when you need to stay well–and indeed often are used for so-called vulnerable populations [elderly, children] by homeopathic teams responding during times of crisis.

Learn More:  Miranda Castro has written a substantial and well-regarded piece on the 12 cell salts, for those who are interested in learning more.

To your health!

When you feel well, your light shines brighter.  When your light shines brighter, you share it with more of Creation.  It’s a beautiful, magnificent Light Ripple, and it starts with you!

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Homeopathy for Brain Injuries

Brain injuries seem to be treated, even by many homeopaths, as untreatable and certainly incurable.  I am here to provide some hope, some ideas, some means.

Immediately

The first, best means to address a brain injury homeopathically is to give Arnica immediately afterwards.  If you have kids who play games like soccer, football, hockey, consider giving a dose or two of Arnica 6c or 30c after games involving headers, tackles, and any other hard contact involving the head.  Arnica 6c and 30c typically are readily available at any health food store like Whole Foods, and it deserves a place in every backpack, briefcase, wallet, glove compartment…  Even for ‘small’ injuries, this can help the vital force address the injury to prevent the cumulative effect.

If the injury is significant, the potency should be higher, such as Arnica 200c or 1M [also called MK or 1000c].  That’s why I carry Arnica 200c on my key fob and 1M in my purse.  If a trip to the Emergency Room is necessary, I would take [or give] a higher potency Arnica en route.

I prefer to get the higher potencies of Arnica either in granules or liquid because that makes it eminently easier to dose in an emergency situation.

Astoundingly, after the birth of my daughter, when she was not breathing, the midwives gave me Arnica but never gave it to her!  Typically, a nursing mother would be considered able to pass minute portions of the remedy on to the child, I surely wish they had given her a dose too.  With the immense fright and trauma surrounding the birth, we all would have benefitted from a dose of Aconite 200c as well [shock, fright].  Perhaps if I’d been given that, I wouldn’t have left my body when they took my baby away.

Birth Injuries

The most common homeopathic remedy for a baby who is not breathing at birth [blue babies] is Laurocerasus.  I also wish my daughter had received that at birth.  In fact, our naturopath did bring it to the hospital eventually, but the doctors there did not understand homeopathy and thought it was an herbal preparation, which they determined to be dangerous.

We did eventually bring a Cranial Osteopath to the hospital, and she made a significant difference for our daughter while she was in the NICU.  I also have a friend whose daughter had a significant brain injury due to oxygen deprivation before birth, and she had to call around but the 17th craniosacral practitioner she called did agree to treat her daughter. I went on to do a couple of years of cranial osteopathic manipulation [COM], craniosacral therapy [CST], etc., and though we did not see any significant lasting forward momentum from it, I have since realized how much it helped with the shape of her cranium, palate, airway, etc.  These are significant benefits that we simply did not notice because we were looking at the more typical milestones like sitting independently, talking, walking, etc.

Recovery

So, say you did not use homeopathy to nip the injury in the bud … Then what do you do?

Homeopathy can be of significant help even if you do not use it immediately after the injury.  Here are a few stories of friends that I have helped with homeopathy years after a brain injury …

Absence Seizures, Drowning:  A friend of mine contacted me for help with her son, who was having absence seizures.  She practiced Chinese Medicine but had not been able to help him.  She had taken him to neurologist after neurologist, and their prescriptions also had failed to help her son.  The remedy I suggested was Nat Sulph 6c.  Because I work intuitively, I often can determine the cause of a problem by intuiting the remedy.  That was true in this case, where I inquired as to whether her son had incurred a brain injury or head trauma, because Nat Sulph is known for seizures and other lasting effects of / from brain injuries.

Indeed, her son had drowned and been revived two years prior.  Though she had mentioned that event repeatedly to the neurologists, each one had told her that the near-drowning had no bearing on the absence seizures.

The Nat Sulph made significant improvements in her son’s life.  The absence seizures were significantly shorter when they did occur, and his mood improved dramatically–he was back to his old self, she said.  This is a common report with homeopathic recovery from trauma and music to my ears, because in essence this is what homeopathy is all about for me–bringing us closer to who we really are.  Lifting and unlocking.

So that you understand the process of recovery, the Nat Sulph 6c was probably not the ideal potency but was all that she had available at her local store and ordering from a homeopathic pharmacy was outside her ‘doable’ range at that time.  So, she had to give him the 6c 3-4 times a day.  When she eventually moved up to 30c, the dosing was also a little bit nuanced and more like every 1.5 days, which was tricky as you can imagine!

This is an example of how progress can be made even with a non-ideal potency but that it requires a little bit more effort.  In longer-term recoveries, my suggestion in such situations would be to use what you have available while ordering a more ideal potency from a homeopathic pharmacy.  Or learn how to do energetic dosing, which can be done anytime anywhere that you can get quiet time–this is its pro and its con.  Sometimes taking the pillule is much easier!

Oxygen Deprivation at Birth:  My daughter was born just 3 weeks after her friend, the one I mentioned when discussing CST above.  Her friend’s brain injury was far more significant than our daughter’s–our daughter’s main injury actually came from a severe overdose of a CNS-suppressant that she actually did not need [it was for seizures, which she was not having and the overdose was so significant that it nearly killed her].

Let me make my long stories short.  I am very well aware that the efforts my friend and I have made for our daughters has made a significant difference in their lives.  It is true that they are not “cured” but it is also true that they have far exceeded any expectations that conventional medicine had for them.  My friend’s daughter is almost 10 years old and still doing new things but was given a 3-year life expectancy.

When my daughter was in the hospital, I was told that she would require a permanent G-tube and never be able to eat via her mouth because she had no gag reflex while she was recovering from the overdose, but she left the hospital nursing, which is the most complicated way for a baby to eat.  When she was 10 months old, our PT told us that we should get a gigantic pediatric wheelchair that would totally tuck her in because we would need a “feeding system.”  She also told me to stop carrying her and stop walking with her [my daughter could walk holding our hands].  Well, we never have had a wheelchair and we never will [and that was our last appointment with that PT too].  We did  use strollers on occasion and now my daughter has a walker.

So on a macro level, you can see how homeopathy, nutrition, energy work, craniosacral work, conductive education, and a more hands-on expectant approach has made a significant impact on our children.  Here are some details on homeopathy specifically [someday we hope to write a book together detailing all of it for other parents who want more for their children than what conventional medicine offers]…

Once she left the hospital, my daughter never did take another pharmaceutical excepting a single dose of a reflux medication.  She was 1 y.o. when she started constitutional homeopathic treatment.    Her first homeopathic remedy was made from Ether.  She went from being a passive participant in life to being actively engaged and participating in play, etc.  When she was 3 y.o., she took a remedy made from the CNS suppressant with which she was overdosed.  She rolled-over by herself for the first time the next day, began sleeping through the night [vs. the waking every 5-20 minutes we had endured the previous 3 years], was relieved of chronic intractable constipation, was able to sit independently, and began walking [with help] sua sponte.  When she was 5 y.o., a homeopathic remedy got her crawling–being able to move herself was a significant change for her.  She also began sitting on her knees because that made sitting-crawling easier, but it had the negative side effect of making it easier for her to walk tip-toed and inward than flat- and straight-footed.  We addressed that with both constitutional and topical remedies, and our OT remarked that she usually sees that issue getting worse, not better!  The conventional treatment we were offered, by the way, involved Botox treatments and slicing the tendons then casting the foot/leg in a 90-degree angle.  Homeopathy also has helped her emotionally–to move past separation anxiety, for instance.  And it has helped in subtle ways, with her ability to use her body ever improving.

My friend used homeopathy for her daughter a little bit with the help of the craniosacral therapist in her daughter’s early years.  Mostly she used Conductive Education.  Her daughter was perhaps 7 or 8 years old when she mentioned to me that her daughter was chronically congested and tended to get sick come Fall.  Sometimes, Spirit just hands me a remedy on-the-spot, and that’s what happened then.  Baryta Carb popped into my head.  She started her daughter on Baryta Carb 30c, about one dose per month.  Here’s some of what she noticed from the remedy:  Significantly fewer spasms, ability to sleep longer and with about half the amount of sleep medication at night, more easily contented [able to stay upstairs by herself, for instance], more engagement at school, willingness to eat at school.  She also started a birth trauma resonance, which gave her daughter the ability to fall asleep quickly [rather than the typical hours it took] as well as significantly improved bowel movements and the ability to move her hands in new ways.

So ….

In my experience, homeopathic treatment of the individual can prevent, manage, relieve, and even progressively cure injuries to the brain.  In situations where few conventional options are available, it is especially wonderful to have choices.  Homeopathy can reduce our reliance on pharmaceuticals while improving our overall state because homeopathy treats the individual, and in and of itself that makes it worthwhile to me.  When you add to that the joy with which healing occurs, the improvements made that are otherwise considered impossible and implausible, or the gains made at a speed that astounds, as well as the unlocking of a person’s joy and personality, I surely hope that if you or someone you know suffers from a brain injury, you will consider homeopathy as one option for healing.

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Topical Homeopathic Treatment

For issues occurring on or near the surface of your body, topical homeopathic treatment can be phenomenal.  They will only work for purely physical issues, though.  If you have an emotional cause for your ailment, a topical won’t help.

That said, I’ve seen topicals helpful for a whole range of issues from bumps to nerve repair, hives, eczema, and more.  I even keep a few already prepared and ready to use.

When you are on a homeopathic constitutional, except if you are exceptionally sensitive, a topical homeopathic can be a great way to get the relief homeopathy provides without the possibility of interfering with the benefits of your constitutional remedy.

For self-care, here are a few decent rules-of-thumb:

Homeopathic remedies made from herbal and medicinal plants that are used for topical benefit are likely to be helpful in topical treatment homeopathically, too.  These include remedies like Arnica [muscles, soft tissue], Calendula [fights infection], Hypericum [heals nerves].

Dilute a few pillules in unto 8 oz. of water.
Dilute a few pillules in unto 8 oz. of water.

Use potencies from the X’s on up to 30c and 200c.

Simply dilute it in water.  If you have a sugar pill form of the remedy, just dilute it in [purified, if possible] water and apply it topically.  If it is an open wound, and you want to make sure that there is no sugar in the water, you could dilute it one time, dump it, then refill with purified water again and use that to apply topically.

If you have used a cream at the store that is helpful, but you do not have it with you or it is not helping deeply enough or long enough, you could try this:

Looking at the active ingredients on the back of the tube/box/spray, locate the remedy[ies] that seem to have the action you most need.  Make note of the potency and the name of the remedy.

If it works well for you but you cannot take a tube/spray with you etc., try to find the remedy in the closest potency and use that to make your topical.  If you’re really in a pinch, simply ask your Guardian Angel to give you an energetic topical dose of it!

If the topical you normally use works only a little bit [either not well enough or not long enough], try increasing the potency in the topical that you prepare yourself.

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Tingle Tingle: When Nerves Need Repair

from the reliable homeopathic pharmacy, Helios.co.uk
from the website of the reliable homeopathic pharmacy, Helios.co.uk

Hypericum is great for nerve repair, old or new.  Think of it instead of Arnica for injuries to nerve-rich areas, such as fingertips, toes, and tailbones. But it is useful way beyond that for any nerve injury, new or old.

Specs

Select your potency, if you have a range of potencies available.

–30c for mild injury, 200c for a serious ow, and 1M for a really bad one, plus plans to go to ER if you can feel the pain traveling up your nerve paths toward the middle of your body

Put one dose of Hypericum in a cup of water.  Swath the injured area with the remedy water.  If it still hurts after a few minutes, take an oral dose of the remedy water.

Repeat as needed.

Old Injuries & Surface Injuries

I’ve helped a couple people with really old nerve injuries near the surface by using a topical application–one with no nerve feeling from the knee-down since knee surgery one year prior, and the other with no feeling on the side of his thigh [except the occasional horrific pains] since a tennis injury 12 years prior.

Dissolve a dose of Hypericum 200c in a handful or two of water [1/8 cup, 1 T] then apply it topically to the whole affected area.  Be generous:  apply liberally and extend a bit beyond where the nerve-loss sensation is.  Typically a benefit will be perceptible within 10-15 minutes, and one application typically is sufficient.  So wait another day to decide whether you’re going to apply again–it can progressively improve for 24 hours, too.

But Wait, There’s More!

I have found that when a plant is beneficial as a medicinal, the homeopathic form amplifies those benefits.

Does St. John’s Wort ring a bell?  I remember when it was all the rage for depression. In fact, it has been used for a whole host of issues in traditional medicines, many of which have been studied for scientific verification.

St. John’s Wort is the common name for the flowering plant, Hypericum Perforatum from which the homeopathic remedy is made.  Among the many uses for St. John’s Wort, apparently early studies indicate … that it can be beneficial for nerve pain!

via mayoclinic.com
via mayoclinic.com

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Herbal Medicinals Get Amped with Homeopathy

Though we describe homeopathy as the principle of curing symptoms and disease using the concept that Like Cures Like, there is one itty bitty but important exception, in my experience:

CalendulaForms
Calendula Tincture, Homeopathic Calendula, My First Aid Spray

Herbal medicinals that are beneficial in plant form see their benefits amplified in homeopathic form.  Arnica is used as a component in massage oil, for instance.  Calendula tincture is widely regarded for its assistance in healing wounds.  Echinacea is an immune booster.

So if you find yourself disappointed with a tried-and-true medicinal’s performance in a given situation, consider the homeopathic remedy made from that medicinal.

I will give you an example.

My youngest, probably 3 years old at the time, tripped and fell chin-first into a sharp corner of a short table we used for kids’ crafts.  I keep a homeopathic combination in a spray bottle that I call First Aid Spray–it is useful for cuts, bumps, that kind of thing.  I pulled it out along with some gauze and dabbed the cut on my son’s chin for a while then held him through a nap.  The cut was closed and not swollen, so when my son was up-and-at-’em after his nap, I thought all was well.

However, when I brushed his teeth that night, I saw that the gum inside his mouth (inside where the cut was on the outside) was injured too, and it didn’t look great.  I took him to the doctor the next day; she suggested an Echinacea-Calendula wash and some oral herbals to boost his immune function but by day’s end, his gum looked infected and certainly no better.

So in a moment of inspiration, I grabbed my First Aid Spray, which contains three homeopathic remedies including Calendula, pulled his lip down briefly to let the gum dry out a smidge (therein allowing the remedy water to be more readily absorbed into his gum), and spritzed.  It typically takes the sprays 10-15 minutes to show results.

Within 10 minutes, his gum was no longer swollen or red, and the puffy white gash that had been on his gum just looked like healed gum tissue.

Here’s another example…

I’ve long used Ecinacea to support my immune system.

Echinacea Goldenseal Tincture, Echinacea Propolis Throat Spray, Homeopathic Echinacea 30c & 200c
Echinacea Goldenseal Tincture, Echinacea Propolis Throat Spray, Homeopathic Echinacea 30c & 200c

Way back in 1995 I likely had undiagnosed [my doctor told me it was in my head] mononucleosis.  Eventually, I insisted on testing and she found the titers for mono, indicating that I had had it and my immune system had tried to fight it off.  Having worked full-time during that period, I ended up with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and my immune system got finicky.  I typically needed 9 or more hours of sleep, but after that, if I ever got 7 hours of sleep or less, I’d get sick [like flu sick].  If I ever had coffee, even decaf, my lymph nodes would swell up and I’d be down for the count.  So I looked for immune boosters and ended up figuring out that if I took Echinacea Purpurea or even Angustifolia [but it had to be the root] and Golden Seal [a nice boost but the Echinacea was more mandatory, the Golden Seal merely helpful] at the very first sign of illness [typically a certain feeling in my throat], I could ward-off the illness.

I’d been using Echinacea [except during pregnancy and nursing] for at least 10 years, then, before I ever used homeopathic Echinacea.

I was sick.  Really really sick.  The most bizarre aspect was that no matter how many covers I put on, I could not get warm.  There I lay, with layers of clothes and layers of blankets, shivering in my heated house!  When I talked to my homeopath-at-the-time, John Melnychuck, he suggested I take homeopathic Echinacea.  I think he said this super-chilliness reminded him of typhoid, actually, and that I should take the homeopathic Echinacea.  I do not even know why I had that remedy, but for some reason he had sent me some previously so I did.  Within 15 minutes of taking it, my body was able to regain its temperature and I was swiftly well again.  I was absolutely amazed.

By the way, I now use an herbal Propolis Echinacea Throat Spray [now called Soothing Throat Spray] at that very first sign of throatly discontent–mainly if I catch a chill–and the results are generally quite good.

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