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Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness

Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness

Morning sickness is a condition that affects more than half of pregnant women. The nausea can be mild or lead to vomiting. This can often be the first sign of pregnancy as it usually starts from the 6th week of pregnancy and lasts until the 12th week. It can affect some women throughout the whole pregnancy. There are several homeopathic remedies that are extremely safe, and can be very effective in treating this condition. Many pregnant women suffer with morning sickness, especially during the second and third months of pregnancy. Many of these women will experience nausea without the vomiting. Although it is called morning sickness, it can affect pregnant women at any time of the day. Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness can really benefit these women. Morning sickness usually wears off by the 14th to 16th week of pregnancy, but a few women can continue to suffer after this time. This is called hyperemesis, and can result in severe vomiting which causes dehydration, weight loss and chemical imbalances and requires urgent medical treatment. Severe vomiting will require rehydration treatment with contain salts and minerals that are essential for the body. The remedies below should be taken in the 30c potency, up to four times a day, for 7 to 10 days. Nux Vomica. This is a good natural remedy for nausea, which improves after vomiting. Nux Vomica is a good remedy especially if the patient wants to vomit but cannot, and this causes the problem to continue. There is usually also a sour taste in the mouth in the morning. The nausea can be made worse by strong odours or pressure of clothes at the waist. The pregnant women may feel better with hot drinks. Ipecacuanha. This natural remedy is indicated when the patient has continuous nausea which is not relieved by vomiting (opposite to Nux Vomica). Sepia. This alternative remedy is very effective if the patient’s nausea symptoms are accompanied by feelings of irritability, tiredness and weepiness. Arsen Alb is for sickness that accompanied with diarrhoea and a burning sensation in the stomach. The sickness may be better for having warm drinks. The patient may also be irritable and restless. Nat Mur is for sickness that is associated...

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How are homeopathic remedies made?

Many people always ask, how are homeopathic remedies made? Let us explain… Each new homeopathic medicine undergoes a particular process called a proving. Volunteers take the new substance until they experience symptoms. These symptoms are then recorded in detail. This is the method by which new remedies are added to the homeopathic pharmacy. Unlike conventional medicines, homeopathic medicines are not tested on animals. Remedies are mainly produced from plant and mineral substances. They are prescribed as pills, tablets or drops. To maximise the healing potential of the medicines, Samuel (founder of Homeopathy), prepared them in a very specific manner. This involved diluting the chosen substance, and then shaking it vigorously with impact. This process is known as potentisation. A substance can be potentised many times. The normal potencies that remedies are available in is 6c, 12c, 30c, 200c, 1M and 10M. Hahnemann observed that potentisation made the medicines more effective and reduced the likelihood of unwanted adverse effects. We hope you found this article “how are homeopathic remedies made” useful. Please let us know by rating it...

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Homeopathic treatments for Colic

Colic is a very common problem with infants and can start a few a weeks after birth. There a few possible causes such as a reaction to the mother’s breast milk, which may be because of the mother’s diet. Examples of foods that can trigger colic in breast fed infants are dairy products, wheat, citrus fruits chocolate, cabbage or spicy foods. It is also recommended to cut out or minimise caffeine intake when breast feeding.  There are many benefits to homeopathic treatments for colic. The colic may also be caused by the infant having sensitivity to formula milk. It would be recommended to change formula if this is suspected.  Another possible cause of colic in nursing infants is stress or anxiety in the mother. This may be helped with homeopathic remedies such as Sepia, Arsen Alb or Nux Vomica. Colic can cause painful gas, trapped wind, stomach cramps and can unsurprisingly cause great upset to the infant and parents. These are some homeopathic remedies that can be given to the infant to help alleviate any discomfort. Chamomilla. This is the most commonly used remedy for colic, and is usually given in the form of granules.  The infant will have flatulence and diarrhoea which is yellow-green in colour with and smell like bad eggs. The infant will be very irritable and will want to be carried and will feel hot. The colic symptoms are usually worse at night, and at times of teething. This is a good remedy that will cover both the symptoms of colic and teething. Colocynthis should be given if the infant has intense cramping pains. These will be described with the infant pulling their legs to the abdomen, as this movement provides some relief.  The infant may also have watery diarrhoea. The pains are worse at night and worse for lying on the abdomen. Massaging the stomach may provide some relief. Mag Phos is the remedy of choice for cramping pains that improve with gentle massage and warmth applications. The infant may also have flatulence and will find relief when drawing their legs to the abdomen. Dioscorea. The key difference with this homeopathic remedy is that the infant will find relief by stretching out or bending...

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How do homeopathic remedies work?

How do homeopathic remedies work? Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing power. This stimulus will assist your body to re-balance its state of health and the aim is to get to a level of optimum health. Homeopathy treats each person as an individual because everyone is unique. Each person will react differently to stress and pathogens, and each person has a different level of susceptibility to illness. The homeopath will prescribe the remedies that match the individual’s symptom pattern and constitutional make-up. Homeopathy works on the principle that “like cures like”. This principle states that a substance that can cause a disease can also relieve it. For example, coffee (coffea in Latin) is a substance that can cause temporary insomnia. Coffea is sometimes used in a potentised (highly diluted and succussed) form to treat that insomnia. Another example is chopping onions can cause the eyes and nose to run with water. The red onion (Allium Cepa in Latin) can be used in a potentised form to treat colds and hay fever where the main symptoms include runny eyes and...

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How do homeopathic remedies work?

Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing power. This stimulus will assist your body to re-balance its state of health and the aim is to get to a level of optimum health. Homeopathy treats each person as an individual because everyone is unique. Each person will react differently to stress and pathogens, and each person has a different level of susceptibility to illness. The homeopath will prescribe the remedies that match the individual’s symptom pattern and constitutional make-up. Homeopathy works on the principle that “like cures like”. This principle states that a substance that can cause a disease can also relieve it. For example, coffee (coffea in Latin) is a substance that can cause temporary insomnia. Coffea is sometimes used in a potentised (highly diluted and succussed) form to treat that insomnia. Another example is chopping onions can cause the eyes and nose to run with water. The red onion (Allium Cepa in Latin) can be used in a potentised form to treat colds and hay fever where the main symptoms include runny eyes and...

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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 treatment for nappy rash

Nappy rash affects up to a third of all nappy wearing babies and results in soreness and irritation around the nappy area. Many babies can benefit from homeopathic treatment for nappy rash. Nappy Rash is usually caused by the reaction of the baby’s skin to the urine and faeces that collect in their nappy. The baby’s buttock, thighs, and genitals can become red, inflamed, sore and spotty. The rash can sometimes be infected with Candida, a thrush fungus, if the baby has been given antibiotics or if the breastfeeding mother has is taking antibiotics or has oral thrush. Homeopathy offers a range of treatments that can be used as an alternative to steroid and antifungal creams. These homeopathic remedies can be given in the 30c potency two to three times a day for up to 7 days. The tablets or pills can be crushed between two spoons or dissolved in water. The remedies can also be made in soft tablets or liquid. Homeopathic remedies are extremely safe and can be given to young babies. Sulphur is the remedy that can be given if the nappy rash is red, dry, flaky, and feels hot. Rhus Tox should be given if there are small blisters and the skin is very itchy. Merc Sol is the homeopathic remedy of choice if the nappy area is very sweaty, and if the baby produces more saliva than normal. This may also be associated with teething. Other Natural Treatments: Weleda Nappy Changing Cream Calendula Ointment Weleda Balsamicum...

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