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Super-Easy Homeopathy for Summer

on June 2, 2014

Using homeopathic remedies, I help my children heal from most common injuries quickly and effectively. (I shared my Super-Easy Homeopathic First Aid tips in an earlier post.)

In the summer, my children go away to camp. They go without me, and my homeopathic training. Because I want my children’s bodies to be supported, as they are at home, I pack homeopathic first aid kids along with sleeping bags, insect repellent, and water bottles.

Here are some situations that are commonly encountered at camp that often resolve with homeopathic remedies:

Common Injuries

  1. bumps and bruises

  2. burns

  3. cuts

  4. stings and bites

Injuries from Hiking or Athletic Activity

  1. dehydration

  2. muscle strains and sprains

  3. blisters and aching feet

  4. exhaustion

Digestive Challenges

  1. food poisoning

  2. constipation

  3. diarrhea

Emotional Issues

Homesickness and various fears and anxiety may also be alleviated with homeopathic treatment. However, these are beyond the scope of this article. Consult a homeopath.

Prompt, appropriate treatment allows children to resume activities and enjoy the camp experience.

*Homeopathic remedies are very effective and often result in quick healing. However, remedies do not replace professional medical care. In matters of health and healing, be fanatical about self-responsibility. If injuries do not respond to the remedy very quickly and/or seem serious, seek medical attention immediately by dialing 911, going to an emergency room, or contacting your physician.

Remedies for Summer First Aid

Indication Remedy
  • Bites and Stings, including bees, wasps, jellyfish, and others with red, hot swelling
Apis
  • Bleeding, including nosebleeds
Phosphorus
  • Blisters on the feet
Nat mur
  • Bumps and Bruises
Arnica
  • Burns
Cantharis
  • Constipation
Nux vomica (Many other remedies may be indicated.  Consult a homeopathy text or a practitioner if needed.)
  • Cramps & Spasms
Mag phos
  • Cuts and Scrapes
Arnica, also apply calendula ointment
  • Dehydration
Chinchona
  • Diarrhea
Arsenicum Alb (Many other remedies may be indicated.  Consult a homeopathy text or a practitioner if needed.)
  • Exhaustion, collapse
Carbo veg, Arsenicum Alb
  • Eye Injury
Aconite, Euprhasia
  • First signs of illness or flu
Aconite (for this purpose, a 200c potency is needed)
  • Head Injuries
Arnica (Head injuries are a very serious condition. Seek medical help immediately. If your child suffers a blow to the head, even if he or she feels fine immediately afterward, stay alert for signs of discomfort and consider being evaluated by a physician if they feel anything out of the ordinary. Even a mild headache that comes on after experiencing blunt force to the head should be evaluated by a physician.)
  • Heat Exhaustion
Belladonna, Glonine
  • Hiccups
Mag phos
  • Injuries to fingers, toes and nerve-ending-rich areas
Hypericum
  • Poison Ivy and other painful, itchy conditions
Rhus tox
  • Puncture Wounds
Ledum, followed by hypericum
  • Shock
Aconite
  • Slivers
Silicea
  • Sore and Bruised
Arnica
  • Sprains and strains
Arnica (One dose every 30 minutes for three doses.)  Follow with Ruta grav
  • Stiff muscles and joints from over-exertion
Rhus tox
  • Sunburn
Belladonna (face very red), Rhus tox (sunburn is painful and itchy)
  • Sunstroke
Belladonna (if face is red and hot); Carbo Veg (face is pale and blue)(This is a very serious condition.  Give remedies on the way to the emergency room.)
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea from Food Poisoning
Arsenicum Alb

Homeopathy purists may object to this type of simplified list. They will remind us that homeopathy is about individualization and matching all of an individual’s symptoms to a whole remedy picture. They are correct. But it is possible to use homeopathic remedies in most first aid situations effectively with only basic knowledge because the acute remedy picture is usually clear.

It is my hope that if you try some of these remedies and see their elegant work, you will be inspired to seek further information about homeopathy. You may become interested in trying homeopathy for conditions that require careful, professional treatment. It is much easier to be inspired to want to try homeopathy if you have seen its healing power.

Homeopathic remedies act as catalysts to help the body heal itself.

Remedies may be purchased at most health food stores or through websites such as 800homeopathy or at most health food stores.

In all first aid situations, use common-sense and traditional first aid strategies in conjunction with homeopathic remedies. Remember too, that your loving presence is a powerful healing force. If your child is crying or shaking, allow them to release the energy this way. Support your children with loving, supportive words. “That must really hurt.” “The worst is over.” Teach children how to use words to begin healing themselves by reading Owie Cadabra.

When using homeopathic remedies for first aid, improvement of symptoms should be evident within 10 minutes. If you do not see results, repeat the remedy. If the remedy helps for a while then the pain or condition returns, give another dose of the remedy. If there is no relief after three doses, try a different remedy if it is indicated. If the injury is serious or not responding to remedies, seek medical attention.

Prevention and Health Building Tips for the Weeks Before Camp

Prevention is always the best cure. Teach your children the importance of good hygiene and drinking lots of water in the summer. Assist their bodies in reaching optimal health before camp by providing healthy foods and taking the Cell Salt combination Bioplasma, three times per day, for a week or two before camp starts.

If your child will be in an area with a lot of poison ivy, consider giving them one dose of Rhus tox, the homeopathic remedy most often indicated for poison ivy, once per day for three days before camp. I have used this technique when my children were running around in poison ivy.  None exhibited the characteristic rash.

How to Make Self-Care Work

You know your child best. If your child is able to follow instructions and the camp permits it, prepare a kit with some or all of the above remedies. Teach your child how to use them. Instruct them not to share the remedies.

If you child cannot self-administer remedies or the camp does not allow them to do so, consider sending a kit to be kept by the nurse with instructions to call you if a situation requiring attention arises.

Have a wonderful summer!

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