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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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Homeopathic treatments for cold sores

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus, and unfortunately once you have this virus, it always stays with you. This virus does however stay dormant in the body and only reactivates itself when you become run down, stressed, have a fever or are exposed to the sun. Read more to learn about cold sores homeopathy… Eruptions usually occur on or around the mouth and cause a blister which weeps then becomes crusted over. These eruptions normally clear up after 5 to 7 days. There is often a tingling or itchy sensation before the cold sore fully develops. This is the most effective time to start treatment, but homeopathic remedies can still work after the cold sore has erupted. The following homeopathic remedies should be taken in the 30c potency, four times a day for up to 5 days.  If there is no change after two days, you may need to take another homeopathic remedy. These homeopathic remedies can help to speed up recovery from an outbreak, but you should consider consulting a homeopath for constitutional treatment for a more thorough solution. Nat Mur should be taken if the cold sore occurs in the middle of the lower lip. An indication for this remedy is a dry mouth and dry lips. The person may also crave salty foods and the symptoms will be better in the open air. Rhus Tox is for cold sore eruptions that occur at the corners of the mouth or on the chin. The eruption will cause burning and itching and will be red and swollen. The symptoms are better for warm applications and the person may be restless. This remedy is for cold sore’s that are worse in open air and which are caused by overexertion. Capsicum should be taken for cold sore’s that occur on at the corners of the mouth and cause burning.  The person may also have burning blisters on the tongue and their breath may be smelly. Arse Alb can be taken for cold sore’s that cause extreme burning and itching. The person may be very restless and anxious. The symptoms are usually better for warmth and heat, and the person will be thirsty for small sips. Graphites should...

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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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Homeopathic remedies for chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by droplets from the nose or mouth of an infected child. It can also be contracted from an adult with shingles. The symptoms usually start with a moderate fever, tiredness, runny nose and lead to the itchy rash. These symptoms are normally very mild in children, but can be more severe in adults. Read on for our recommendations of homeopathic remedies for chickenpox. The following natural homeopathic remedies should be taken three to four times a day in the 30c potency. These remedies are safe for babies and children of all ages. Rhus Tox should be given if the child has a fever and is restless. The itchiness may be less intense for warmth and rubbing. Antimony Tart is recommended when the vesicles on the skin are painful. The child may describe the skin as being burning. There may also be an accompanied cough that is “loose and rattly”. Sulphur is a good remedy for intense itching and burning skin. The skin symptoms are better for open air with this homeopathic remedy. Pulsatilla is for a rash that is itchy that is worse for warmth. The child may also have a thick yellow discharge from the nose and eyes. The child may crave sympathy and be weepy....

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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 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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