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Current Stomach Bug

A wee stomach bug seems to be making its rounds.  Depending on health, its manifestation may be horrendous or slight.

PodophyllumFor those seeking to treat this unkindness in the body homeopathically, seek help from podophyllum.

You will know you can benefit from podophyllum if your eructations are bilious or otherwise disturbing.  You might simply feel nauseated or loose stools present themselves and unnerve.  This presents itself in remarkable contrast to the great flood of stool and vomit at the other end of the spectrum.

A little remedy in some water will have you feeling remarkably better in no time.  Sip at it like it is hot tea; your body will know what to do from there.

 

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Moving Past Fear

There are so many ways to move past fear, and so very many levels of fear.

If a low level of fear is keeping you from doing something that you know is right for you, that you know in your heart you should do, consider this technique shown to me by Spirit this week:

Imagine the scenario that gives rise to the fear in you.  Imagine it unfolding in the manner that you most fear.

Now repeat, repeat, repeat.  Repeat until you imagine it unfolding in a manner that doesn’t bother you–or, even better, it unfolds in a manner to which you respond positively.

 

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Rigid Mucous Cough Relief

One of my most surprising homeopathic learnings this year was of the value of the remedy ipecac for respiratory issues.

Unfortunately, I learned of it from my naturopath when my son suddenly had trouble breathing during a bout of croup.  Homeopathic ipecac 30c had him breathing reasonably well by the time we made it to the emergency room [though we gave him the recommended chest x-ray and steroid anyway…then we dealt with the side-effects of those interventions homeopathically!].

When I called to order more homeopathic ipecac 30c from the pharmacy, my intuition told me to buy a big bottle, and I thought, “uh-oh.”  Indeed, there are coughs going around that would benefit from homeopathic ipecac.  These are phlegmy coughs, sometimes with a hoarse voice, where there is either wheezing or difficult coughing from super tough mucous in the throat.

http://www.materiamedica.info/en/materia-medica/william-boericke/ipecacuanha
Boericke’s Description of the Respiratory Afflictions that Benefit from Homeopathic Ipecac

Homeopathic ipecac is in some homeopathic kits, and also is available at most health food stores in the handy blue vials.

Consider water dosing in sips if you have a small amount of the remedy and want to stretch it out!

Ipecac

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Stiff Chill = Stiff Back?

I discovered this remedy a couple of years ago when my husband’s back froze.  To him, it just plain hurt.  When I asked for Heavenly Help with a remedy, they showed me a stone that was dark on the outside, red in the middle.  Luckily, I recalled that stone from a book, Twelve Jewels:  Gems in Homeopathy by Peter Tuminello [from which all images in this post are taken], and I already had the remedy on-hand:  Rhodonite 200.

I prefer to confirm psychic advice, so I opened the book and read through the relevant section.  It’s an interesting stone, Rhodonite.  In its natural state, it is covered in black manganese oxide, and this gives-off warmth:

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It also is indicated for tension in the back:

RhodoniteTenseBack

Since that day, Rhodonite has been my go-to for back problems that come about after working outside in the chill, and it works wonders.  Of course, the sooner you use it, the better.  But it will work even if you’ve been struggling for some time–as long as the symptoms fit.

I usually put some in water, with each sip being a dose.

Here’s to an easier Winter for you and your back!

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Car Wash Your Chakras

If you haven’t cleansed your chakras lately, try this quick, easy, and wonderful method:

Ask Archangel Metatron to do it for you!

If it’s been a while, it feels like going through an internal car wash.  And, it feels oh-so-very-good.

I hope you enjoy it too–and that you then keep it up because you’ll see how simple it is to request, enjoyable it is to experience, and wonderful it is to live out.

 

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Painful Ribs Prefer Ranunculus!

Here’s a quick tip–and you know those are rare from me!

If you’ve hurt your ribs and are using Arnica without getting the relief to which you are accustomed with homeopathy, try homeopathic Ranunculus.  It tends to work a charm!

And thanks to John Melnychuk, who first guided me to it years ago when my father fell from a ladder just before a long trip overseas!  Ranunculus spurred his body to heal itself lickety-splickety!

 

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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: 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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Dental Treatment Support

If you have a stiff dental hygiene appointment or other dental work scheduled, homeopathy can be a helpful support.  Here is what I do:

The Remedy Combo

Using either a spritzer or a dropper bottle, fill with distilled or purified water, ideally, then add one dose of each of the following remedies, in whatever potencies you have between 6c and 200c:

Arnica [swelling, bleeding, bruising]

Calendula [healing wounds]

Hypericum [nerve injuries]

Ruta [great for dental work and for connective tissue in general]

How To Use It

About 10 minutes before the work starts, try to dry out the area around where the work will be done and apply the remedy water to it.

Repeat after the work is done, and then every 2-3 hours for upto 3 days as necessary for comfort if you had a lot of work done.

 

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Staph Infections

Homeopathic Staphysagria often is used to treat Staph Infections [as are other remedies].

We have used it twice in my home–once for my dog’s stye and once for an itchy affection on my ankle diagnosed as a Staph infection.  At the time of my dog’s stye, the vet simply recommended a protocol of a few weekly doses of Staphysagria 200c.  It did clear the stye up in due time.

For mine, my naturopath recommended Staphysagria 1M as well as topically applied honey.  I did take the few doses of Staphysagria 1M because I felt that the underlying emotional issues [a type of grieving] were present and needed resolving.  It did help.

Dilute a few pillules in unto 8 oz. of water.
Dissolve a dose in 1 oz. of water.

However, for more immediate relief, what helped most was dissolving Staphysagria 200c in water and swabbing the area with it.  I think I had to do two such swabs, maybe 4-6 days apart to get complete resolution, but I did get immediate relief upon even the first application.

Topical use of homeopathic remedies in 200c, dissolved in water, seems to be something unique to me, but it is incredibly successful for everything for which I’ve used it or recommended it.  And, better yet, in our quick-results world, it seems to yield results within 10-15 minutes [except for issues like acne, where results are significant and visible the next morning but require repeat use for complete resolution].

You can get Staphysagria 200c from local stores sometimes, like Pharmaca and sometimes a healthfood store, or you can order it online:

United States:

Hahnemann Labs

Washington Homeopathic Products carries it in pills or in alcohol-preserved liquid.

Europe:

Helios [London] carries it in pills or liquid.

Remedia [Austria] also carries it in pills or liquid — look for C200.

As a reminder, to dissolve pillules in water for topical application, just put one dose in an ounce of purified water and dissolve.

Also, FYI — According to the Mayo Clinic, staph infections typically are mild and simply irritating but can be incredibly dangerous, getting deep into the body.  So take them seriously!

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