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The Quick Six: How to Assemble Your Kit

Ready to assemble your Quick Six?  Here are the links and a simple copy-paste order so that you can quickly order components for your own kit from trusted homeopathic pharmacies.

Quickest Way to Quick Six

You can order the remedies I suggest [or the ones you’ve decided to use] from Helios by copying the list below and pasting it into the Order section of the Helios Secure Enquiry Form:

4g, pillules of the following:

Combination Arnica 200c, Calendula 200c, Hypericum 200c
Combination Arnica 200c, Rhus Tox 200c, Ruta 200c
Cantharis 200c
Combination Arnica 200c, Apis 30c, Ledum 30c
Arnica 1M
Combination Echinacea 12c, Echinacea Purpurea 9c, Propolis 200c, Chelidonium 6c

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You can order small remedy cases and vials from Remedia.  I like the aluminum one, but they have a variety of fantastic options.  Make sure that you also order the glass vials–they will pop up as an option after you add your case to the basket.

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Spritzers

Spritzers are fantastic for topical applications of remedies.  I buy mine at Specialty Bottle, but some health food stores carry them.

I prefer 1 or 2 oz. spritzers.  I mostly use amber glass spritzers, but the natural HDPE and amber plastic PET bottles can be handy.  HDPE and PET are, from what I’ve read [example here], a decent plastic.  I would not recommend metal spritzers.

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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: Immune Support

I’ve written a fair amount about immune support.  Most of us don’t care to fall ill, for some of us it is especially problematic, and for some of us some of the time it is especially problematic.

Constitutional homeopathic work typically takes people a long way toward a healthy immune system.  And if you have a really good match with your homeopathic remedy, you likely could simply take a dose of your constitutional if you feel something coming-on or avoid it with some simple support like vitamin C.  For this Quick Six kit, you might get a kit that holds a few extra remedies so you can carry your constitutional remedy with you.

For those of you just looking for a general immune supporter or a works-on-anyone-anytime kind of an immune booster, here are my suggestions for your Quick Six kit.

ImmuneBoostThe Remedies:

Oscillococcinum.  Dana Ullman calls it the equivalent of homeopathic chicken noodle soup.  The manufacturer says it is for reducing the severity and duration of the flu.  I say it has helped us avoid the flu, particularly when taken in micro doses [a few granules rather than a whole vial] when you know you’ve been exposed to the flu.

Spirit also gave me this formula for immune support:  echinacea angustifolia 12c + echinacea purpurea 9c + propolis 200c + chelidonium 6c.  You likely will recognize the first three–echinacea and propolis.  The chelidonium is a liver tonic, recommended as mother tincture for avoiding mosquito bites and therein tropical illnesses.  This has worked wonders for us both in terms of preventing illness with micro-doses and knocking-out a full-blown flu when a full dose was taken as soon as the cold sweat and weary feeling set in..

How to:

I take one of these remedies [and give it/them] daily during exposure and/or when I can feel that I am fighting-off an illness.  As long as we stay on top of it and take other reasonable steps for optimal health [like avoiding alcohol, sleeping adequately, and avoiding sugar], these remedies have helped us stave-off illness surprisingly well.

If you’re using it preventively, you also can put it in water.  But if you are actively fighting off illness, I’ve found that it’s better to take at least half a dose, if not a full dose.

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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: Burns

There are a lot of recommended homeopathic remedies for burns, but I have yet to meet one that Cantharis cannot help.  So that’s the one on which we rely for sunburns and blistering pot burns.

For burns on nerve-rich areas, I’d also take a dose of a low potency of homeopathic hypericum and/or use the Cuts & Burns / First Aid Spray combo.

Generally speaking, I would stock Cantharis 200c in my Quick Six kit.

Using It:

As with the combination for Sprains & Strains, I would give a single dry dose, then put another dose in a water bottle [whatever you have handy will work; however, if you have a choice, a glass bottle or sports bottle with distilled water in it is ideal].  Subsequently, each drink from the “remedy water bottle” would be a dose, and you shouldn’t need too many.

I would then either spray with the First Aid spray or pour some of the remedy water over the burn.

As with almost all dosing in homeopathy, I would follow the principle of minimum dose, giving doses only as needed.  For a typical burn, you aren’t likely to need more than 2-3 doses.

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The Quick Six: Sprains and Strains

Another common-use combination in the Quick Six, we use this for sprains and strains of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the like.

So it helps with acute injuries as well as injuries from overuse.  Most sprains and strains are obvious due to swelling.  Injuries from overuse can be more perplexing.  So, for instance, if you haven’t exercised in a while, then you feel quite sore after some serious exertion, this combination would come in handy.  With all of the carrying, moving, etc. that we do for my daughter, it comes in handy every once in a while when we tweak something too.  I surely wish I’d had it when I fell down the stairs!

It is mediocre as a topical, though I keep it on-hand in oil anyway.  If I was using homeopathy in sports medicine on the field, I’d be more inclined to keep Arnica 200 in the spray bottle.

Remedies:

I use 200c potency of all three remedies in this combo, though 30c would do a fine job too.

Arnica–to reduce swelling, bleeding, bruising, and other soft tissue trauma
Rhus Tox–for stiffness in ligaments and tendons
Ruta–connective tissue and that special spot where bones and tendons meet [helps with the “how do you do?”]

Using It:

Whether for an acute injury or one from overuse, I would give a single dry dose, then put another dose in a water bottle [whatever you have handy will work; however, if you have a choice, a glass bottle or sports bottle with distilled water in it is ideal].  Subsequently, each drink from the “remedy water bottle” would be a dose.

As with almost all dosing in homeopathy, I would follow the principle of minimum dose, giving doses only as needed.  As a guideline, typically, we would say that one shouldn’t exceed 2-4 doses in a day.

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The Quick Six: Cuts and Bumps [My First Aid Combo]

I probably use this more than any other homeopathic, which is why it leads off the Quick Six. FirstAidSpray

It contains remedies to abate swelling, bruising, bleeding, nerve damage, and infection.  It works astoundingly well as a topical, so I keep it in a spray bottle in my purse and around the house.

We had been using it for a while, actually, when my youngest tripped and hit his chin on the corner of an art table.  I held him and applied the First Aid spray frequently with a gauze pad.  He fell asleep, and by the end of his nap, his chin looked good.  Phew. But that night, when brushing his teeth, I noticed that his gum was injured under the chin wound.  The next day, it looked infected and I took him to the doctor.  The recommended herbs etc. did not help, so that night in a moment of hope, desperation, and likely Divine inspiration, I grabbed the First Aid spray, pulled his lip out for a moment, then sprayed the site.  Within 10 minutes, the infection was completely healed.  Thank you, homeopathy!

Remedies:

I use 200c potency of all three remedies in this combo, though 30c would do a fine job too.

Arnica–to reduce swelling, bleeding, bruising, and other soft tissue trauma
Calendula–to fight infection
Hypericum–to preserve and repair nerves from damage [and remember, the fingertips, toes, and tailbone are very high in nerves!]

Uses: I use this for just about anything but primarily cuts and bumps…It does well for almost every injury affecting the skin but isn’t optimal for burns or bites [it helps burns and bumps but doesn’t fully resolve the issue]. Honestly, I rarely use the oral version anymore–I mostly use the spray!  Still, if I had only one vial of remedy with me, it would be this combination.  Or maybe an Arnica 1M for major emergencies.  Tough call.

As I did in the situation with my son’s gum, if an area is wet [such as the mouth typically is], I try to dry it a bit first, thereby making it more receptive to the spray–like I recommend for the Dental treatment spray.  If you have to choose between drying it and getting the remedy onto the wounded area, I would opt for the latter–the sooner you treat it, the better!

If we had a true emergency, of course, we would head to the hospital foremost, and if we had the remedy with us, we would apply it or take it orally en route.

Spray Preparation:

1-3 doses per 2 oz. of distilled water.  Watch the water, then, to make sure it doesn’t get gunky, because there is no alcohol or glycerin etc. in the spray preparation to preserve it.  I’ve typically gone 6-12 months with it being just fine, though one bottle of the First Aid remedy spray rarely lasts that long.  

Credits and Backstory: The original formulation for this remedy combination came from one of my homeopaths and mentors, John Melnychuk.  I had cut my finger and was worried about a flesh-eating bacteria.  He suggested I put these remedies into some water and take sips for doses as needed. It was such a brilliant combination that I began to order the combined remedy from Helios and keep it on-hand in 30c. When I began formulating and using topicals, this was one of the first I put to the test.

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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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