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post #281 of 864
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Originally Posted by Mammo2Sammo View Post

I wonder if there are some special resource for you specificially for animals?

There are some great books about veterinary homeopathy. It's a pretty big field, actually. Dr. Pitcairn's is one that many people seem to love. We have a homeopathic vet. (regular vet with advanced homeopathic training.) In fact my uncle finally just took his cat since the last year of conventional treatments didn't do a thing. One dose of a single remedy and the problem was gone. He's a total convert.
post #282 of 864
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thanks that is clearer. What I thought was being said here (but didn't make sense) was that for every acute problem you have use aresenicum before or after your regular choice. That totally didn't make sense.
nope! But people like Luc De Schepper-fantastic homeopath but not one that I always agree with-can make this confusing. The man LOVES him some arsenicum.
What it is saying was that it is so useful for so many different things that you will be likely to be using it that often.
Yup. Major polycrest. You will , quite likely, use it often.

Panser - good for you for keeping your mom out of the hospital. It is not necessary today, but I would really love to read about your process about a particular case. How do you make your decisions? What are you looking for? How long do you wait?
That's a tough one. For her, it was just knowing her and seeing her. She was in a bad place. It was just clearly arsenicum. I gave the dose. Had it not given an immediate response (within 15 minutes or so) I would have reassessed. What I'm looking for in *that* instance is comfort. She couldn't eat, move, sleep, breathe or speak. The two most important things to change there is breathing and sleeping. You need to do both to heal. So, one dose and she layed down right where she was an fell asleep. The heightened color drained and her breathing normalized. We moved on to another remedy two days later, but the picture changed quite a bit.

Are there any books out there just describing cases?
TONS. But they ain't cheap for the most part. You can generally read many cases online though. You'd probably like Catherine Coulter though...she gives pictures of each remedy. Helps you to see them more clearly.

Update about last night:
I took two doses of aconite. even though my pendulum told me no the second time (head in a bag).
tsk tsk!
As the night wore on it became harder to breathe. I had a tightness in my chest and a painful burning. Coughing stopped being productive and the pain changed to deeper down. I felt like it was my lungs, but am not sure. I have been so drained from multiple illnesses that I started worrying about pneumonia. I ended up take aresenicum. The picture seemed right. I took it twice throughout the night.
This morning, although weaker than Thursday, the deep burning is gone. My cough is the productive kind I had earlier. I don't know what happened last night. I don't know if Arsenicum helped.
Sounds like it was a good arsenicum picture. That burning is a pretty big keynote symptom as is the anxiety (though understandable!) It sounds as though the aconite may have been a bit suppressive at the second dose. This is always a possibility, but is generally easily remedies in acutes. Good for you!
post #283 of 864
I will check out Catherine Coulter, but really would rather spend my money on remedies, so most likely will look for cases online. thanks
post #284 of 864
hpathy.com tends to have cases for study. Many published homeopaths tend to have them on their sites too.

If you are looking for books just remember to check out www.minimum.com or www.wholehealthnow.com They both tend to have very good prices on books. If you can find them used on amazon, great, but often even used on amazon the prices are higher than at minimum.
post #285 of 864
I have a question about fevers. My 6 yo came down with a fever suddenly last night. He had a mild cold prior to this. I debated on whether to give him aconite or oscillo and I chose the oscillo just in case we are dealing with the flu. I gave him the 3 doses (just a few pellets each time) and the last dose was around 2pm today. He still has a fever hovering around 100 - 101 although overall he is doing okay. He is eating and drinking, he just has droopy eyes and slight flushing at times. He has been laying down for much of the day at our request, but as the evening wears on he is doing it on his on accord. Today when I ask him if various body parts hurt he says no, although last night he said his chest hurt when I asked him. He has an infrequent cough. He wants to be covered with a blanket as he is chilly. His left eye is getting red in spots, but no discharge. So should I just let it run its course? I feel like he is doing okay right now, I am just nervous. If I give another remedy will it negate the possible effects of the oscillo? Is it too late for aconite? My one book says to give within the first 24 hours and I am nearing in on that mark.
post #286 of 864

Is it possible to um. antidote yourself by handling a remedy which is the antidote to your remedy?
ie) I gave DS3 coffea cruda for teething... is it possible that antidoted my anacardium?
post #287 of 864
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If I give another remedy will it negate the possible effects of the oscillo?
Nope. I do it all the time. IN fact I posted when I got this flu I used oscillo and eupatorium, kiddos used oscillo and pulsatilla or ferrum phos, depending on the kid.


Is it too late for aconite?
IMO and experience, no. It is generally best to use it in the first 12-24 hours, but if it's still a good fit it can be used. However make sure you asses the picture and make sure it IS still a good fit. I hear you on being nervous, but what you are looking for first and foremost is for them to be comfy. The fever hanging around isn't as big a deal IMO.
post #288 of 864
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post

Is it possible to um. antidote yourself by handling a remedy which is the antidote to your remedy?
ie) I gave DS3 coffea cruda for teething... is it possible that antidoted my anacardium?
Possible, yes. But you'd have to be super sensitive. If you know that about yourself then it's not out of the realm of possibility. Did you touch them with your hands?
post #289 of 864
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
IMO and experience, no. It is generally best to use it in the first 12-24 hours, but if it's still a good fit it can be used. However make sure you asses the picture and make sure it IS still a good fit. I hear you on being nervous, but what you are looking for first and foremost is for them to be comfy. The fever hanging around isn't as big a deal IMO.
Thanks! I held off because he was acting okay and was perky last night. This morning his fever is gone and he seems to be back to normal, except for a runny nose.

I have another question related to DH. He had surgery on his achilles about 7 weeks ago and is currently going through physical therapy while it heals. The problem is the incision seems to be slow to heal. He is still having to put a big bandaid on it every day because it bleeds from time to time. After reading my book I was going to try phosphorus 30c. Does that sound like a proper choice? And if so, how frequent should I dose to treat something like this? Just one dose and wait for improvement or a few doses until I see improvement?
post #290 of 864
You could certainly use phos for that. I would personally also do a calendula wash.

In acute instances like that (an injury) I tend to use a 30C and dose three times a day until the issue is just about resolved.

You can also think about arnica if there's any tenderness around the area, and ruta is pretty specific to tendons and ligaments if there's any pain there.
post #291 of 864
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
You could certainly use phos for that. I would personally also do a calendula wash.

In acute instances like that (an injury) I tend to use a 30C and dose three times a day until the issue is just about resolved.

You can also think about arnica if there's any tenderness around the area, and ruta is pretty specific to tendons and ligaments if there's any pain there.
Thank you!!! He has extreme tenderness around the incision, and pain in the tendon (he is not back to full range of motion and is only to semi-weight bearing at this point), along with the bleeding incision. So maybe I should try ruta instead? This is where it gets so confusing to me! Would a plan be to use ruta and then later deal with the bleeding incision with arnica or phos if it persists? I'd love to have this resolve with homeopathy and make a believer out of DH!

Also, silly question...I have some calendula ointment (boiron). Does that serve the same purpose? Or is there a specific product for doing a wash?
post #292 of 864
I wouldn't use ointment. You can get calendula tincture or calendula succus from most any health food store. Then just make up a "lotion" of calendula and water (1:10 ratio) and wash the wound with it. You can also include hypericum if the wound is still painful (it's an excellent analgesic)....same ratio (1 hypericum:10 water) I would do it a few times a day. This will help it heal faster, and without incident.

In this instance I would probably ditch phosphorous and use arnica and ruta alternating. Each three times a day or so. That will help with healing for the incision, tissue trauma and tendon damage. I'd skip the phosphorous mainly because given that area (I'm assuming back of the ankle) it's hard to keep an incision stable enough to heal, so the fact that it's continually opening up is likely more an issue of mechanics than tissue integrity. Anyway, that's my thought process, for what it's worth!
post #293 of 864
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
I wouldn't use ointment. You can get calendula tincture or calendula succus from most any health food store. Then just make up a "lotion" of calendula and water (1:10 ratio) and wash the wound with it. You can also include hypericum if the wound is still painful (it's an excellent analgesic)....same ratio (1 hypericum:10 water) I would do it a few times a day. This will help it heal faster, and without incident.

In this instance I would probably ditch phosphorous and use arnica and ruta alternating. Each three times a day or so. That will help with healing for the incision, tissue trauma and tendon damage. I'd skip the phosphorous mainly because given that area (I'm assuming back of the ankle) it's hard to keep an incision stable enough to heal, so the fact that it's continually opening up is likely more an issue of mechanics than tissue integrity. Anyway, that's my thought process, for what it's worth!

Thank you so much!! I'll tell him to alternate the two and I'll pick up some calendula. I'll let you know how it goes!
post #294 of 864
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
Possible, yes. But you'd have to be super sensitive. If you know that about yourself then it's not out of the realm of possibility. Did you touch them with your hands?
Noooo.... I would *never* do that! I know better~!
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Ok ok!! I did! I don't know if I'm supersensitive.

Hate to bug you but there's a mama here asking about remedies/FEs for a teething babe. Had a bad experience with amber.
post #295 of 864
My pendulum is saying that we are safe having some raw dairy and my cell salts are safe. I had an ounce of cheese and no reactions from my nursling. I decided to hold off on the dairy until I'm able to give them raw kefir.

But, I have been doing cell salts for myself. I only have silicea, and two cals. My pendulum is giving a big yes for silicia. interesting to me. Do you think it has to do with my recent illnesses and throat stuff or is it more general?
I dropped my bottle and it broke. DH carefully picked up each tablet with tweezers and we put them in a bowl. Do you think they are ok energy wise? I can't buy anything more until January, and I want to keep on the cell salts.

I am excited about these cell salt possibilities
post #296 of 864
I'd think they are fine (aside from shards of glass!) Silica has so many purposes and indications that it's hard to say. Anyone dealing with food sensitivities is going to benefit (IMO) from some silica.

I just did another seminar on cell salts back in November. I have always loved them, but each time I attend anything like that I get even more fired up.

JR, I'll go check out that thread, but I think she contacted me privately already...
post #297 of 864
Hey mamas, just a note to let you note that the kits are back at Washington Homeopathics AND they're 10% off

So, is it worth it to have the 100 vial kit vs. the 50 vial?

DD is still having some congestion at night, although definitely not as bad and can sleep lying flat again. Has the crusty/boogery nose when she wakes up in the morning. Her cough is improving, not as deep or a phlegmy. Lord will I be glad when this is finally all. done.
post #298 of 864
Ummm, *I* think so! If for no other reason, to have those few 200C potencies.
post #299 of 864
That's what I thought - I remembered you mentioning you liked having some 200c ones. Thanks!
post #300 of 864
Just started reading Practical Homeopathy. I love this sentence from the preface: "I want a form of medicine in whose core philosophy is the notion that healing is always possible and is, in fact, an innate part of my nature."
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