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Mosquito Bite Prevention & Relief

If you have trouble with mosquito bites, I imagine that you’ve been searching the internet like crazy! I know I was! I tried everything–and I was already studying homeopathy when my kids started developing giant lumps in reaction to mosquito bites. [In fact, one such reaction is how my first topical remedy was born!]

So, here’s the rundown of what works for most people as well as what worked for our family in dealing with the excessive reactions to mosquito bites.

The 80%

If you’re lucky enough to get a simple itch when it comes to mosquito bites, they probably still drive you crazy!

  • Typically in homeopathy, Ledum is recommended for mosquito bites.
  • I find that for minor reactions to mosquito bites, my First Aid Oil [included in the G4 Kit] does the trick.
  • Another option is Black Currant gemmo extract, which many of my clients already have on-hand because it’s so great for inflammation in general. You can just apply a drop of that to the affected area; for many people, it also works like a charm.

The Lucky Few

For those whose bodies really really do not like mosquito bites, this is the regimen that works for us:

Increase Vitamin B-12 consumption in general. You can increase your consumption of a fuller spectrum B via Nutritional Yeast [I keep it in a shaker bottle on the dining table and put it under or on top of every savory food]. If you prefer a supplement, we use methylcobalamin. I like two brands because my kids find them palatable and they work: sublingual tablets in 5 mg by Source Naturals, and the liquid by Pure Encapsulations [which is more expensive and less widely available].

In general, the B-12 approach seems to have reduced the frequency of bites and the severity of the reaction in combination with the foundational homeopathy and Gemmos they’re taking. My kids aren’t eager to eat nutritional yeast on their food, but after their first round of mosquito bites of the Summer, they remember that it sure is better than all those itchy bumps!

When they do get bites, as soon as possible, I start my protocol:

  • Start with the First Aid Oil applied to the area. Remember, relief is not immediate but arrives in short order [typically within 3-5 minutes but definitely within 10 to 15 minutes you should be feeling the ease].
  • Take a dose of B-12 5 mg.
  • Take a dose of Black Currant gemmo to lessen the reaction [also called Ribes Nigrum].
  • If you cannot get to the bites immediately with the above protocol, or if for some other reason the reaction is intense [forming lumps or crazy itchy despite doing the above 3], I add a dose of my Stings combination.

I repeat doses as needed–usually 1-3 times daily for 2-3 days. I always do the combination, though: When the bites start itching again, they get all 3 [or 4] things.

That’s it. That has changed so much for us and brought a pretty remarkable ease to our lives. I hope it does for you and yours, too.

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P.S. I have added the products I mentioned to my Wellevate dispensary, where you can purchase them at 20% off of retail prices.

P.S.S. Did you know that mosquitoes are pollinators?

P.S.S.S. Did you know that mosquitoes love a clogged up liver? This fantastic article on natural malaria prevention discusses the connection as well as numerous other natural and common sense means of preventing mosquito bites:

Mossies and malaria parasites love a clogged up, sluggish liver! It’s what makes some people so ‘delicious’ that they are constantly bitten. So clean out your liver, and get yourself unconstipated, before travelling. I have known people with strong, healthy livers to pass through mossie-laden lands unaffected.

Nearly anything bitter that will tone the liver and ‘bitter’ the blood, such as grapefruit seed oil, neem tincture, china tincture etc. will be prophylactic against malaria (and go a long way against other infections such as typhoid and cholera).

https://homeopathyplus.com/malaria1.pdf

DISCLAIMER:  THIS INFORMATION IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

  • The information on this site is posted for educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute medical advice. As with any important medical matter, you are advised to consult an experienced health care provider concerning your specific health concerns.
  • No doctor-patient relationship is intended, implied or created by the posting or viewing of information on this site; nor is a doctor-patient relationship created by the submission or exchange of questions or information via email or otherwise with Pamela Lialias.
  • Readers are responsible for their use of information provided on this blog or linked to from this site. Pamela Lialias assumes no liability for the same.
  • Pamela Lialias has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information on this blog site, but absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Statements about homeopathic remedies are not evaluated by the FDA. They are based on experience, common sense, and homeopathic principles.
  • Homeopathy has no known side-effects or contraindications. But ….
  • Always check with your health care provider.
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When, Why, & How to REPLENISH

Use Replenish to refresh, regain, rejuvenate.

Oh how I adore this remedy combination! It’s subtle and yet it can really lift our vitality to where it feels like we’ve moved through a portal to a new state of readiness.

Sometimes, it resolves the issue, sometimes it supports the resolution. No matter what, it’s almost always of use. So let’s break it down so you know just how to use it to maximize your life!

When, why, and how do I use Replenish?

Whenever you are asking a lot of your body, add Replenish to your regimen.

  • Recuperating. You’ve been through exams, a competition, the flu and you’re wiped, zonked, cooked.
    • How often? Add this to your water bottle for a couple of days.
  • Stamina. Prevent the need to recuperate! If you know you’re headed into exams, a competition, or travel and you want to make sure that you do not end up wiped, zonked, cooked, add this to your water bottle while you’re engaged in the taxing activity.
    • How often? If you are using it daily, you can do that for 2 weeks maximum before you should take a break for a few days and restart.
  • Training. Athletes like using Replenish to maintain even stamina [as an alternative to ‘energy’ drinks and bars] during training.
    • How often? You can add this to your water bottle once or twice a week for that added support. If you are in intense training preceding a season or competition, you can add it to your water bottle daily for upto 2 weeks.

Can I take it as pills?

Yes, you can take the pills straight–one capful is a dose.

So then why do I constantly suggest you add it to your water? Because when you need it, you typically need that subtle, frequent dosing that water dosing supplies.

How do I add it to my water bottle?

It’s as simple as adding a single capful to a water bottle. With this remedy and its purpose, one capful will be sufficient for upto a quart/liter of drinking water.

What’s in it?

Replenish is a combination of remedies originated as cell salts.

We use cell salts to nourish the cells, rehabilitate, restore, rejuvenate, re-…lots. When there is an imbalance, not enough of this or too much of that, cell salts can restore balance. We use the individual remedies for a wide range of issues, such as inflammation, mucus issues, cramps, elasticity [too much or too little], acidity, teeth/hair/nails/bones, insomnia.

In this combination, however, they serve to simply support the underlying restoration your body is craving.

When should I not use it?

I cannot think of a time when it would not be supportive in an acute situation [acute meaning temporary]. The primary restrictions are [1] frequency of use and [2] if you have a chronic issue, you should check with your homeopath and healthcare provider.

How do I get it?

It is in your G4 Kit!

DISCLAIMER:  THIS INFORMATION IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

  • The information on this site is posted for educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute medical advice. As with any important medical matter, you are advised to consult an experienced health care provider concerning your specific health concerns.
  • No doctor-patient relationship is intended, implied or created by the posting or viewing of information on this site; nor is a doctor-patient relationship created by the submission or exchange of questions or information via email or otherwise with Pamela Lialias.
  • Readers are responsible for their use of information provided on this blog or linked to from this site. Pamela Lialias assumes no liability for the same.
  • Pamela Lialias has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information on this blog site, but absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Statements about homeopathic remedies are not evaluated by the FDA. They are based on experience, common sense, and homeopathic principles.
  • Homeopathy has no known side-effects or contraindications. But ….
  • Always check with your health care provider.
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1 Step to Prevent the Flu, Stop It, or Resolve It

I was pregnant with my third child when the first round of H1N1 hit the U.S. in the Spring of 2009. I laid in bed for 5 days [that is unheard of for me!] with a fever. I had all of the symptoms and I cannot say it was fun! I basically drank 7-up [also a big No for me] to stay alive. Finally, at Day 5, I tried some homeopathic remedies from my Helios kit–to no avail. Then, on Day 6, I decided to try Anas Barbariae.

Voila! It was like the clouds parted! I still recall leaving the house for the first time to watch my son’s horseback riding lesson and being in complete awe of how good it felt to not be so sick! I put a dose of it into an 8-ounce water bottle and sipped it for several days. A few sips [each sip is a dose] on the first day, then 2 sips, then 1 sip daily, until I was free of the flu symptoms.

Since then, I have kept that remedy in my purse, backpack, car, teenager’s room, bathrooms, jacket pockets.  It’s everywhere because, you’ve heard me say this before … the sooner we get started on healing, the easier / better / faster it will be. 

Some people even use Anas Barbariae preventively during flu season, taking it on a regular basis as a little immune refresher course.  

 It’s so versatile, I decided to include the remedy in my G4 Kit.  It’s the one marked Flu.

When do I take it?

My general preference is that it is taken only as needed, but ideally it is taken ASAP after exposure or after onset of symptoms. Onset of symptoms means that first sore or scratchy throat not relieved by water, that feeling that you’re more tired than you should be, congestion that seemed to come out of nowhere.

The other time to use it is after exposure to illness–i.e., when you’ve been around someone who is sick. You sat next to someone who was sick on an airplane or train. You are at a competition or conference with people who are sick. Someone in your abode falls ill. Sometimes, a single dose will do it. But, if it is important that a person stay well, I might recommend a dose for each day the person is exposed to a contagion.

How do I take it?

From the G4 Kit, each capful is a dose–just tip the remedy into the cap then from the cap in to your mouth to dissolve there. One dose usually is sufficient if you use it preventively or at the very earliest sign of illness.

However, if you do take ill, I suggest the following method:

  • Take one dose as above–a single capful dissolved in the mouth. Typically, we notice improvement within 10-30 minutes in an acute ailment.
  • If that dose helped, you can [can, not must–see below] switch to water dosing*: Pour a capful of remedy in to 4 oz. [half a cup] of drinking water. Ideally, you will have a straw or spout on the vessel of water. When the remedy dissolves in the water, give it a swirl or stir. You now have what I call remedy water.
  • Each sip of the remedy water is a dose of remedy. Take a dose as needed. Typically, you will want a dose every 4-6 hours, maximum. Keep it bedside incase you need it at night.
  • Remember the concept of minimum dose and only take as many doses as you need to maintain forward progress. That means that as you get better, you will need fewer and fewer doses.
  • When you are well and/or done with your remedy water, make sure that you either dispose of the vessel that held the remedy water or wash it with very hot water.

Why use water dosing? Can’t I just take the pills?

*Yes, you absolutely can continue taking the pills for each dose. Just keep on taking one capful per dose, as needed:
Typically, you will want a dose every 4-6 hours, maximum. Keep it bedside incase you need it at night. Remember the concept of minimum dose and only take as many doses as you need to maintain forward progress. That means that as you get better, you will need fewer and fewer doses.

Why do I suggest water dosing, then? Primarily because it takes one dose and makes it in to many doses. That saves the other doses in your vial for another occasion or other members of your household. If that is not an issue for you, then dry dosing [taking the pills] can be much easier and more convenient.

How do I get it?

It’s in your G4 Kit! If you don’t have one, you can become a client here.

DISCLAIMER:  THIS INFORMATION IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

  • The information on this site is posted for educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute medical advice. As with any important medical matter, you are advised to consult an experienced health care provider concerning your specific health concerns.
  • No doctor-patient relationship is intended, implied or created by the posting or viewing of information on this site; nor is a doctor-patient relationship created by the submission or exchange of questions or information via email or otherwise with Pamela Lialias.
  • Readers are responsible for their use of information provided on this blog or linked to from this site. Pamela Lialias assumes no liability for the same.
  • Pamela Lialias has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information on this blog site, but absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Statements about homeopathic remedies are not evaluated by the FDA. They are based on experience, common sense, and homeopathic principles.
  • Homeopathy has no known side-effects or contraindications. But ….
  • Always check with your health care provider.