Ask and it is given. Alyssa wrote on the Blessed by (Autism) Uniquely Magnificent Children Facebook wall: “I love your stuff! Have you written anything on strep throat? Just wondering how to keep Maddy from getting it again.”
Cell Salts for Healthy Throats
If you have never heard of cell salts (also called biochemic cell salts and tissue salts) or need directions for how to use them, please read Cell Salts 101.
Cell salt practitioners have found that calc sulph is a powerful blood purifier. When a person is deficient in calc sulph, diseases of the body membranes, catarrh and skin are likely to result. If you have an insufficient amount of calc sulph, your liver may become overloaded with worn-out red blood cells. (Your liver and gall bladder do their best work between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Be asleep.)
Calc sulph heals by building tissues. It supports rejuvenation by attracting other vital cell constituents.
When given at the first sign of sore throats and colds, it will support the body and may prevent these illnesses from developing.
Other Cell Salts for Sore Throat
If the throat is hot, red, inflamed, and painful, consider ferrum phos and nat mur.
If swallowing is very difficult, give kali mur and mag phos.
Calc phos is a common children’s remedy for sore throats.
Several other cell salts may be indicated for sore throats. Review the charts in Cell Salts 101 and Restoring Balance with cell salts to see if the mental and emotional symptoms indicated can help you choose the best cell salt for supporting healing. To learn much more, read the reference books suggested at the end of this article.
Don’t wait for your child to get sick. If your child is prone to sore throats, note the cell salts discussed above and click the links to read more about them. If the picture matches your child, give the indicated cell salt three times per day for two weeks. Note any changes in behavior, digestions, and well-being.
Homeopathic Remedies for Sore Throats
There are scores of homeopathic remedies that may be indicated for your child’s sore throat. Homeopathic treatment requires that all signs and symptoms of the illness be considered. A homeopath will ask what hurts and where, what makes the symptoms better or worse, how is the patient acting, how the pain feels, and more.
To give you an idea of what this means, I will briefly describe the pictures of two remedies that may be used in supporting the healing of strep throat.
People who need arsenicum look pale and anxious and feel cold to the touch. When sick, they are very weak and exhausted. They feel better lying down, yet, despite this, will be very restless and anxious.
Arsenicum Album’s sore throat looks/feels like this:
The pains are burning. There may be ulcers in the throat. They feel better drinking something hot and worse drinking something cold and when swallowing.
Belladonna illness comes on suddenly and strongly. Belladonna types catch colds easily if their heads get cold. They feel worst at 3:00 p.m. and sometimes also at 3:00 a.m. When sick, they want to lie in a quiet, darkened room. The face is very pale with very red cheeks and the eyes are glassy or shining. Pupils are enlarged.
Belladonna’s sore throat looks/feels like this: constricted, irritated, raw. The glands are swollen and the pains are severe and stitching. Their neck is tender to touch and talking is difficult. Pain may radiate to the right ear.
I am happy to write in response to your questions and concerns. Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor and that this information is provided so that you can consider ways to naturally support your health and well-being. Nothing in these pages is a substitute for the care and advice provided by your doctor. Continue to see your doctor for medical advice.
Common Sense Measures for Staying Healthy
Most people know the secrets of staying healthy. Yet almost everyone forgets or ignores these principles at times. I know I do.
If you or your children have been sick multiple times this winter, begin by reviewing this list and putting it into action.
We grow and heal while we sleep. Your body (particularly your adrenal system) does a majority of its recharging between the hours of 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. In addition, your gallbladder dumps toxins during this same period. If you are awake, the toxins back up into your liver, which can further disrupt your health. (Read more about sleep. Trouble falling asleep? Try the cell salt combination, Sleep Tissue A.)
Nourishing foods feed our cells and organs and support all body functions. Three easy ways to improve nutritional intake, acceptable even to most picky and resistant eaters, are juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking healthy teas and infusions, and drinking bone broths.
Move a little – or a lot! – every day. Stretch. Get your heart rate up. Have fun.
4. Quiet Time
Parents and children need quiet time to allow their bodies to relax. ake time each day for meditation, reading, or cuddling. Find what works for you and give yourself the gift of peace.