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Prevent a Concussion in Less than a Minute

Brains. We need them. Ideally in top form.

So it is no surprise that athletes, parents of athletes, and the general public is disconcerted by the frequency of concussions. In fact, it is a top reason for sports-related E.R. visits. [1]

And what can homeopathy do about it?!

Homeopathy is excellent at reducing inflammation and swelling.* It also has the advantage of being extremely portable so you can take it ASAP after the offending injury. In fact, that’s a key reason my G4 Kit is so small. With a small kit, we can take it most anywhere, so we have access to the remedies we need when we need them. The sooner we get started on our healing, the better. So take a dose while en route to the E.R.

Head Injuries was born of the desire to prevent head injuries from resulting in concussions.

The G4 Kit contains two remedies for emergency situations–Major Injuries and Head Injuries. For a long time, I just used Major Injuries for serious head injuries, and First Aid / First Aid Oil for bumps to the head [and you still can–see below]. But a PRO client of mine had a friend who suffered a concussion. Seeing the fallout for his friend, my client asked for a remedy for concussion to have on-hand. Of course I gave it to him. But I decided then and there that I’d rather all my clients have a specific Head Injuries remedy to prevent the injury from developing into a concussion!

My Head Injuries remedy is crafted to be highly effective and fast:

  • It’s with you wherever you are. The sooner you get started with healing, the better.
  • Head Injuries uses high potencies, so they are highly effective in emergency situations. Typically one dose is all that is needed.
  • Homeopathy typically begins producing improvement for injuries within 10 -15 minutes.*
  • Head Injuries uses a combination of two remedies to address swelling and blunt force injuries.
  • The little pillules are easy to administer to someone in an awkward position–just tuck them in a cheek or under a tongue. They dissolve quickly and get to work immediately–even before they’re fully dissolved.

Thus far, the clients who have needed to use Head Injuries report success–i.e., progressive disappearance of pain, swelling, and other symptoms. And avoidance of the E.R.

Even if we do end up in the E.R., by reducing the inflammation immediately, outcomes are improved.*

Why do I care so much?

Besides the obvious–I care because my life’s work is true health, and it’s my work to keep athletes in top form…

This one–protecting the brain–does hit close to home. My own daughter suffered a brain injury in the NICU as the result of a medical mistake. Recovering her has been a very long and arduous–albeit rewarding–path. If my experience can translate into brain injury prevention for you, I thank God for that opportunity. I’ll never be able to go back in time to prevent her brain injury, but I can help you prevent one now. I cannot guarantee it, but there’s no harm in trying.**

What happens after I take it?

Here’s one person’s experience using Head Injuries:

I had an out of body experience for only a short period of time probably seconds. Although, when I first fell off, I had been sitting on the table backwards so I hit the back of my head. At first, it felt like a throbbing headache except it was radiating across my head. It went deep into my head and stayed like that for a little bit. Then, eventually I got the Head Injuries and First Aid Oil; it reduced to where it just felt like a large bruise.

–9-year-old, describing his experience with Head Injuries after falling backwards off a coffee table

Other clients report that the pain and swelling [if there is any] subsides within 5-15 minutes from a single dose. Those who have begun driving to the E.R. found that the upon arrival, mentals were great while pain and swelling was completely gone, thereby negating the need for further intervention.

Clients also report something beautiful: Because the pain disappeared so quickly, so easily, and without a whole lot of hoopla, the athlete suffered no residual fear of the activity that gave rise to the injury in the first place. This is key for anyone, really: Who needs to be blocked from daily living by fear?

And this is the kind of outcome that feeds the souls of everyone involved: We have health, progress, and empowerment as the result of one dose of a remedy.

What’s in it?

It contains homeopathic Ledum in high potency. Ledum is highly regarded in homeopathy for its benefit to a person who has suffered an injury to the head. [Incidentally, it also is beneficial for black eyes for the same reason.] Head Injuries also contains Arnica in high potency, which is great at reducing swelling, bruising.

Thus far, the reports I have had from clients are all positive that they are able to avert a concussion by using the Head Injuries remedy. One client also used the First Aid Oil from the G4 Kit on the cheeks of the person with the injury to give an extra assist in bringing down inflammation. The added advantage of this choice is that my First Aid remedies include Hypericum, which is beneficial for nerve damage. If you suspect nerve damage, consider either adding the First Aid remedy or the First Aid Oil.

My Major Injuries remedy simply contains Arnica. This is a high potency Arnica that is used, for example, by plastic surgeons to reduce swelling, bruising, etc. that result from considerable injuries to the body. It’s well regarded in homeopathy for its ability to bring down swelling and is often used in hospital settings around the world as a standard for brain injuries. If you are out of Head Injuries or for some reason only have Major Injuries with you, it’s definitely worth taking for any significant injury for that very reason–reduce the swelling and inflammation, and buy yourself some time to get to the E.R.

Who needs it?

Head Injuries is for a significant head injury.

This is an injury where the E.R. crosses your mind, at the very least. Usually, you will see that the injury caused at least a momentary droop in consciousness. You might even call 9-1-1 or begin your journey to the E.R. and dose en route if you can.

How do I take it?

Just pour a few pellets into your mouth.

  • If you are collected enough, you can pour them from the vial into the cap and then into the person’s mouth. Try to get them under the tongue or in the cheek to dissolve before they are swallowed.
  • If you are shaking, frazzled, in gloves, or in any other way unable to pour a capful, just shake a few pellets into the mouth of the person with the head injury.

Typically, only a single dose is needed. If you feel further doses are needed, you definitely should be under the care of a physician and a professional homeopath.

How do I get it?

It comes in the G4 Kit! If you don’t already have one and would like one, become a client!

*These statements not evaluated by the FDA. They are based on experience, common sense, and homeopathic principles.
**Homeopathy has no known side-effects or contraindications.

[1] https://fivestarer.com/top-five-fall-sport-injuries-emergency-room/

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A Working Example: I Hurt My Foot

We’re in the middle of the Homeopathy 101 series and I injured myself.  So I’m gonna use this as a working example!

My Trusty Arnica Spray!  It is the only remedy I keep in this all-white natural plastic spray bottle, so that we recognize it quickly and easily when we really need it quickly and easily!
My Trusty Arnica Spray! It is the only remedy I keep in this all-white natural plastic spray bottle, so that we recognize it quickly.

Last night, I dropped an iPad from my chest straight down on its side onto my bare foot.  I was surprised by how much it hurt.  And that I was the only one in my house who knew where to get the first aid remedies!  First, my eldest son grabbed the Arnica 200 spray that I keep around.

Here is a side-story:

Earlier yesterday, my daughterfot hurt, so I pulled out the Arnica spray.  She had been hit with a trapeze bar near her temple.  The area was starting to look bruised.  It was a red circle with a bruised, raised site of impact in the middle.  A dousing of the Arnica 200 spray did the trick and quickly.

But, I did notice that it was running low, so I refilled it.  Glad Spirit had me do that.

Because later in the day, she ran into my youngest while she was in her walker and he was in the swing.  They both were howling, which is unusual, but the injuries were just sporting pink circles.  No bumps or bruising.  Arnica spray for both of them and they were fine.

With all 3 of these injuries, the spray was sufficient–applying it immediately helped, and actually within minutes the appearance of injury began disappearing.

Foot Injury Remedy ComboSo, that evening, when I dropped the iPad on my foot I turned first to the Arnica spray [which was thankfully refilled!].  It helped but I could still see bumps and it still hurt immensely.  I wasn’t able to bear weight on it at all.  So I hopped over to the first aid drawer and pulled out these remedies & potencies:

Arnica 1M [Arnica for bruising/swelling, 1M because the 200c spray hadn’t helped]

Hypericum 1M [Hypericum because it was close to a nerve center and microdose of 1M because a bad injury to a major nerve center can be serious]

Rhus Tox 200c [Rhus Tox for ligaments/tendons because they are plentiful in the foot and 200c for a considerable injury]

Ruta 200c [Ruta for connective tissue and 200c for a considerable injury]

I just popped them into my mouth one at a time then hobbled over to the sofa and raised my foot, spraying it occasionally with the Arnica 200 spray over the course of the next hour.

The intense pain subsided within 10-20 minutes, but it did throb, the bruising was apparent but the swelling had gone down, I could wiggle my toes [so I figured I hadn’t broken anything], and occasionally a spike of pain would shoot into my toes.  That last bit worried me, but I took solace in the fact that the pains as shooting toward my toes rather than up toward more central nerve centers.  I also asked my husband, who does Reiki, to feel the energy of it as to whether it was worrisome and I should go to the ER [he said it sure hurt a lot but didn’t seem to be worrisome at that point].

Within an hour I could bear weight on it and walk up the stairs.  But as I got ready for bed, I realized I couldn’t bear weight on it for long, and even just standing while bearing weight primarily on my other foot was increasing the pain and throbbing in my injured foot.  I had prepared an overnight bottle of remedy water, just incase, so I took a dose before bed since the pain had worsened, albeit from bearing weight on it.

Foot Injury Remedy WaterIn 4 oz. of water in a glass swing-top bottle that I marked with washi paper tape as my signal to everyone else in the family that it was not drinking water, I had included the following remedies:  Arnica 1M [just a few granules because the swelling had all but disappeared], Hypericum 30c [reduced the potency because it did not seem like I had a major nerve injury after all], Rhus Tox 200c, and Ruta 200c [the latter two because my guess was that I had mainly injured ligaments/tendons/connective tissue].

I also sprayed my foot one more time with the Arnica 200 spray before heading to bed.  Putting my sock on was not as bad as I thought, and while I initially made sure the weight of the covers wasn’t resting on that foot, over the course of the night, my injury did not disturb my sleep.

Foot Next DayWhen I awoke, I was impressed with how well it felt., but by the time I got dressed and got my kids downstairs and their clothes on, etc., it was hurting again.  It also was so tender to the touch that I could not wear my slippers.  I had sprayed it with the Arnica 200 spray before putting on my sock, but at this point, I took a sip of the water remedy combination.  That helped tremendously again, and I could wear slippers again.  Midday, I removed my sock to take a photo for y’all, and the bruising is mild and dispersed.

With the 1M of the Arnica, I’ll probably only take one more dose of that remedy combination.  Then I’ll probably make a new combo with all of the remedies in 30c and add Calendula for that yellow bruising stage [to make sure it clears effectively].  I’ll take that a 1-3 times a day for probably another 2-3 days before it is resolved quite completely.

You might get some additional updates along the way.  ;]

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  • 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.
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What’s in Your Wallet? Homeopathic First Aid for Your Wallet

wallet remediesIf everyone in the world knew how to use and had access to these few remedies, our world would be an easier place!

If you aren’t already familiar with how to dose using homeopathy, please read the As Needed post, which explains how to implement the homeopathic Minimum Dose.

If you carry just a single dose of remedy in your wallet, you can make one dose into many doses simply by dissolving it in a water bottle.  Ideally, you will use purified water and a bottle with a sports spout to minimize the addition of backwash.  Each teaspoon or little squirt or sip you take is a dose of the remedy.  If you have a topical injury [e.g., burn, sprain, bruise], you also can apply some of that remedy water to your injury.  Works like a charm, usually within 10 minutes — you might not even need to take the oral dose!

Onto the remedies…

Trauma–emotional and physical

These are the most crucial.  If I only carried one, I’d carry Arnica.  Two, Arnica and Aconite.

Shock, fright.  Something happens, you are shaken and cannot truly calm down.  Aconite.  Also called Aconitum Napellus.  One dose of 200c typically is sufficient, especially if you take it soon after the event.  If you only have 30c, you may need 2-3 doses.

Swelling, bruises.  You fall, you are in an accident, and you sustain an injury.  Arnica.  Also called Arnica Montana.  If it just hurts, take nothing or a dose of 30c.  If you are thinking, “This could be pretty bad,” take a dose of 200c.  Do not take another dose unless the previous dose gave you improvement which subsequently waned.  And certainly seek medical care when necessary!  If your injury was to a nerve-rich area, such as fingers, toes, or tailbone, turn to Hypericum where you normally would turn to Arnica.

Owies–emotional and physical 

If you have space for a few more remedies, consider these, especially if you are prone or have kids who are prone …

Sprains and Strains.  If you or your kids are active in sports, it would be worthwhile to either just take Arnica 200 with you [or send it with them] or to make a little combination of Arnica, Rhus Tox, and Ruta in 200c potencies for injuries with the uh-oh factor.  Arnica for swelling and muscle injury, Rhus Tox for ligament/tendon injury, and Ruta for connective tissue/tendons.

Stings, bites.  Apis for red, hot, swollen stings [like bee stings] and Ledum for hard puncture wounds [like mosquito stings and even injuries at the site of injections].

Cuts.  Calendula supports healing and is known to fight infection.  Staphysagria is helpful for healing incisions or other clean cuts similar to incisions.

Burns.  My favorite is Cantharis, which always has worked if I take it immediately after the burn.  I also really like Hawaiian Moon Aloe for small kitchen burns and sunburns.

Sorrow.  Ignatia for ailments from grief [when you are so sad, you just cannot get a grip].

Ruh-roh–I think I’m gonna …

Food poisoning.  Arsenicum Album is the most common remedy for food poisoning from bad meat.  If you are terribly sick, you probably want to use a 200c, as needed.

Overdoing it.  Too much rich food, too much drink, even too much work.  Nux Vomica!  Way too much coffee or tea leave you feeling sick?  Chamomilla does the trick [you’ll probably need the 200c if you’re that sick]!

Carry ’em

Key Fob Kit .  Remedia makes a great little key fob that holds 3 vials of remedy.  Choose from their selection [Arnica 200, Ledum 200, and Nux Vomica 200] or get empty vials and fill them with your choice of remedies.

Little Envelopes.  I like to use what are called “coin envelopes” to slip 1-3 doses of remedy into a small space, like a pocket, wallet, waterproof iPhone case [mine pictured here], etc.

Here's a quick reference card you can print out and keep handy in your wallet or bag.
Here’s a quick reference card you can print out and keep handy in your wallet or bag.

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.
  • Always check with your health care provider.