Homeopathy 101: Chronic or Acute & an ABC
When considering homeopathic treatment it’s important to know whether you are having a chronic health challenge, or simply an acute.
Acute treatments can usually be dealt with easily at home; becoming familiar with first aid remedies is incredibly empowering for parents and can avert the need for more aggressive interventions.
If ever in any doubt, especially with newborns and children, we recommend consulting urgently with your healthcare provider. All remedies can be taken alongside conventional medicines and at the same time as seeking professional care.
Generally linked to
single episode of a bacterial infection
single episode of a viral illness
a recent emotional trauma or bereavement
anything affecting any of your organs
most skin conditions (other than acute infections, or those linked to viral childhood illness)
recurrent bacterial infections
recurrent viral illness
long term emotional stress or unresolved grief
mental health episodes
This list is not exhaustive! But hopefully it gives you a good idea about the areas that are easier to treat from home.
Here is an ABC of useful remedies if you would like to get started in home prescribing:
Offer after any bumps, bruises or breaks - a mother’s blessing when out and about with daring toddlers…and tweens or teens!
May say ‘don’t touch me’ or ‘there’s nothing wrong, I’m OK’
Can help with general fatigue or exhaustion during labor for both the birther and their support person/ people - pop a few pillules of arnica 200c in a water bottle and sip when required to bring a ‘fresh wind’ of energy, (exercise caution immediately after birth as may occasionally cause heavier bleeding in this small window of time).
May be given for a heart attack or stroke as it supports the body to reabsorb/ break down clots.
Any fever with glassy, staring eyes and a radiating, dry HEAT.
Body can be hot and hands and feet icy cold
Mastitis with a red, hot patch.
Pounding headaches with sudden onset.
Unbearable, low tolerance to pain with an angry demeanor.
Teething: your baby will settle momentarily whilst carried, but then wriggles to try and be put down. If you put him down then he wants to be picked up. She may ask for something, but when you give it to her she throws it away. One cheek is hot and red. May have green stools whilst teething that can smell of rotten eggs.
Labor pains that make the woman seem stroppy and angry. She may be crying out ‘this is unbearable!’ a LOT. Contrary: asks for something but then rejects it when it’s offered.
Colic where the baby has an angry cry and only settles whilst being carried and walked around with a brisk pace, or is rocked firmly. If you stop this movement then crying resumes.
The best way to learn homeopathy is to use it! Each remedy has a very unique personality and physical profile that comes to life through the common illnesses and injuries in a typical family home.
Enjoy the freedom and friendship that these little ‘magic balls’ bring.
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Writing compliments of
Mother, Doula, Homeopath
Oum Ibrahim birthed joyfully into motherhood in 1999 and has been serving women as a doula ever since. A mom of many, homeopath and soft tissue therapist, she is drawn to the rhythm and respect that Ayurveda offers for all seasons of life. Oum has a particular fascination with the formation of community and relationships and you can read some of her ponderings here on the Sacred Window Blog.
Disclaimer: The information Homeopathy 101: Chronic or Acute? & an ABC presented does not constitute medical advice nor is it meant to diagnose. It has been drawn from traditional homeopathic pharmacopeia and material medica and is for general information and educational purposes only. When using homeopathic remedies, homeopathic principles should be applied. It is always best to consult a homeopathic practitioner who can make a kit for you and guide you with potency and frequency of taking the indicated remedy. Always seek advice from your medical practitioner.
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