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Homeopathic Remedies for Travel

Homeopathic Remedies for Travel

Homeopathic remedies are perfect travel companions, as many remedies can be taken for more than one condition. The following range of remedies should cover most common eventualities. Another advantage of taking a “Homeopathic Travel Kit” is that the remedies can be taken by the whole family. You can purchase ready made kits from the homeopathic pharmacies, or you can assemble one yourself. The remedies below can be taken every 15 minutes, for up to 6 doses,  then four times a day. If the condition persists, you may need to get medical help. Chamomilla is a very good remedy for restlessness and irritability, which is often the case with young children on flights. This can be due to the pressure changes which causes ear ache. Chamomilla is one of the main remedies for treating this type of ear ache. Arnica and Cocculus are excellent natural remedies for preventing jet-lag. This remedy should be taken in the 30c potency and ideally a dose should be taken before departure and repeated every four hours during the journey. A dose should also be taken after the journey. Apis. This remedy can be though of as a “homeopathic antihistamine”. It is very effective for insect bites and stings. Apis is also a very good natural remedy for the treatment of urticaria and hives. This remedy can also be taken for sunburn. Apis should be taken at the earliest sign of a bite or rash in the 30c potency. This remedy can also be combined with Histamine 200c for added benefit. Arnica is the number one homeopathic remedy for the immediate relief from injury. This natural remedy reduces bleeding, inflammation, bruising and promotes healing. Arnica should be taken in the 200c potency at the earliest sign of an injury. Arsenicum Alb is the main remedy for food poisoning. This remedy is indicated when there is vomiting and diarrhoea which is accompanied by chilliness and reslessness. The abdominal pains may be described as cramping and burning. This remedy should be taken in the 30c potency. Belladonna is a very useful remedy for travel. It is a very good remedy for mild sunburn, sunstroke, fever, sore throat and ear aches. An indication for this homeopathic remedy is that the symptoms...

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Arnica – The Must Have Home Remedy

Arnica – The Must Have Home Remedy

Arnica Montana is the most popular natural remedy that is in use today. Most people recognise this remedy, even if they have no knowledge of natural remedies or homeopathy. This is partly due to the positive results that people have with Arnica, and that many pharmacies now regularly stock this remedy. The positive effects of this natural remedy have also been documented in many popular lifestyle magazines. This remedy is usually one that is kept at home or in the handbag. Arnica is an amazing remedy for general bumps and bruises, and the homeopathic form is safe for the whole family. It is an ideal remedy to keep in the first aid kit, as Arnica can reduce bruising after accidents and falls. Arnica is used by many well known people, such as sports men and women, actors and many well known celebrities. This amazing remedy is usually the first natural remedy that people try before using other complementary therapies and remedies. Arnica is used both as a herbal remedy and as a homeopathic remedy. Arnica tablets or pills are usually the homeopathic form, and the cream, lotion or oil is made from the herbal tincture. Both of these types of Arnica (the homeopathic and herbal) are used to reduce bruising, inflammation and swelling that accompany an injury. How can Arnica help me? The following is a basic range of benefits that this remedy can offer: ·        Bruises following an accident or fall. ·        Post surgery recovery. ·        Sports Injuries ·        Strains and sprains ·        Wound healing ·        Post dental surgery ·        Reduce inflammation ·        Post pregnancy to reduce inflammation ·        Arthritis There are many different preparations of Arnica that areavailable. Arnica cream, oil, ointment, lotion or tincture should not beapplied on broken skin (cuts and grazes) as it can cause irritation. You canapply Arnica on bruises and sprains up to four times a day. The homeopathic form of this remedy is usually available in the6c and 30c potencies. For first aid, I would recommend the 30c potency as it will work faster than the 6c. For first aid conditions such as a fall or injury, you can take one dose every 30 minutes for up to 6 doses, then one dose four times a day for up to...

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Homeopathic remedies for backache during pregnancy

Lower back ache is a common problem in pregnancy due to the extra weight of the baby, and the ligaments of the pelvis begin to stretch in preparation for birth. Pregnant women should take extra care when bending, stretching or lifting at this time. There are some specific homeopathic remedies for backache during pregnancy that can be taken at this time. The remedies should be taken in the 30c potency, three times a day for up to 10 days. If the symptoms persist after this, please consult a qualified Homeopath. Kali Carb will be helpful if the lower back feels weak and the pains are sharp and extend up and down the back. Arnica. This remedy should be taken as soon as possible if the backache is due to an injury. Taking Arnica will reduce the inflammation and any swelling or bruising. Rhus Tox is helpful if the backache is worse first thing in the morning and improves with movement. This remedy is also helpful if the backache is improved with hot applications. We hope you found this article on homeopathic remedies for backache during pregnancy useful. Please let us know by rating it...

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Natural remedies for arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that affects both men and women equally. It is described as an inflammation of one or more joints which causes pain and stiffness. This leads to limited use of the joint and can have a considerable effect on the quality of life. Although traditional medicines can help, there are many recommended natural remedies for arthritis. The two most common types of arthritis are Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is less common of the two, and is an auto-immune condition. This is where the body’s immune system attacks itself. This form of arthritis affects approximately 350,000 people in the U.K. Osteoarthritis is more common and affects around 8 Million people in the U.K. This condition is usually caused by wear and tear of the larger joints and injuries. It can start at any age but Osteoarthritis usually develops after the age of 50. Arthritis is usually treated with NSAID’s (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Diclofenac. Steroids such as Prednisolone are also prescribed in more severe cases. Toxic medications such as Methotrexate are also being increasingly prescribed to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. All these medicines have a number of side-effects which can lead to other medication being prescribed. There are a number of natural medicines and supplements that can be taken to reduce the pain and inflammation without the side effects of conventional drugs. Glucosamine. There have been a number of trials to support this natural supplement. Glucosamine provides nutritional support to strengthen the joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Glucosamine Sulphate is derived from shellfish and so will not be suitable for a vegetarian diet. Glucosamine Hydrochloride is a vegetarian version which has been shown to have an equal effect. Fish Oils. Fish oils from fish such as salmon, mackeral, herring and cod are a very good source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. These act as a very efficient natural anti-inflammatory supplement and can increase the movement of the joints. They also provide essential fatty acids that are deficient in arthritic joints. Flax Seed Oil. This is a good vegetarian source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. Bromelain. This is a poweful natural anti-inflammatory that is found in pineapples. It also helps in the digestion of protein when taken with meals. Ginger / Curcumin....

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Natural supplements for sport

There are many studies that state that weight training exercises strengthen the bones and reduce the possibility of developing osteoporosis in later life. These exercises should be done with supervision if you are new to weight training, as they can result in serious injury if done incorrectly. It can be advisable to take natural supplements for sport and weight training. There are many forms of protein powder available, but the majority of these contain artificial ingredients and sweetners. The amount of protein per serving is also very high in may products. The very high levels of protein cause an extra load of the kidneys, and can lead to further problems. Cardiovascular exercise such as running or rowing cause the body to release free radicals as part of the catabolism process (the breakdown of carbohydrate into smaller molecules). It is therefore important to take an anti-oxidant before undertaking a cardiovascular exercise. Other natural supplements that are recommended are: The amino acid L-Glutamine helps the muscles recover after a workout and therefore help with muscle growth. L-Argine is another amino acid that has been shown to increase muscle and lean body mass if taken in conjuction with a high intensity training programme. Fish Oil and Flax Seed Oil Supplements provide an excellent source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, that are important for the joints and help to reduce inflammation. Glucosamine will help to maintain strong joints and cartilage during weight training programmes. The homeopathic remedies Arnica, Rhus Tox and Ruta Grav are very effective at treating and sports related strains and sprains. Thes can also be applied as a cream or...

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Homeopathy for backache in pregnancy

Lower back ache is a common problem in pregnancy due to the extra weight of the baby, and the ligaments of the pelvis begin to stretch in preparation for birth. Pregnant women should take extra care when bending, stretching or lifting at this time. It can be beneficial to use homeopathy for backache in pregnancy. There are some specific homeopathic remedies that can be taken at this time. The remedies should be taken in the 30c potency, three times a day for up to 10 days. If the symptoms persist after this, please consult a qualified Homeopath. Kali Carb will be helpful if the lower back feels weak and the pains are sharp and extend up and down the back. Arnica. This remedy should be taken as soon as possible if the backache is due to an injury. Taking Arnica will reduce the inflammation and any swelling or bruising. Rhus Tox is helpful if the backache is worse first thing in the morning and improves with movement. This remedy is also helpful if the backache is improved with hot...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Surgery Support

Homeopathic remedies can help support you both before and after surgery. There are many natural remedies that can help with anxiety and fear before an operation. Homeopathy also offers many safe remedies that speed up the healing process after operations. There are now many surgeons who are recognising the benefits of homeopathy after surgery, and they regularly recommend their patients to take these remedies. Surgery can lead to various side effects, depending on the procedure. These side effects range from constipation, inflammation, infection through to scarring. Homeopathic remedies offer many options to treat these conditions. All of these natural remedies are safe, although if you have been prescribed Warfarin (a drug used to help thin your blood), it is recommended to avoid the homeopathic remedy Arnica.  This is because Arnica helps to improve circulation and blood flow and so could affect Wafarin levels in the body. If you are taking Warfarin there are still many homeopathic remedies that can be taken safely and effectively. Here are some suggestions for homeopathis remedies for surgery support: Anxiety If you are feeling anxious or nervous before surgery, the following natural remedies can help. Recovery Remedy or Rescue Remedy can help to calm the nerves and help to prepare you for surgery. If you are feeling extremely nervous, anxious and fearful before surgery, the homeopathic remedy Aconite can help to calm the nerves. This remedy should be taken in the 200c potency, every one to two hours as needed before surgery. Other remedies can help to calm the nerves before surgery are Gelsemium, Arg Nit and Arsenicum Alb. Post Surgery Inflammation This is an area where homeopathy plays a very important role. These remedies can really help in speeding up the healing process after surgery. Homeopathic remedies do not interact with other conventional anti-inflammatory medicines, and they can even result in you taking less or even no conventional pain killers. The main anti-inflammatory remedies after surgery are Arnica and Bellis Perennis. Arnica is used to reduce the swelling and to improve circulation and wound healing. Bellis Perennis reduces the swelling and internal bruising that can occur after surgery. This homeopathic remedy also improves circulation and blood flow. Both of these natural remedies help...

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