So here’s the scoop, homeopathic in a nutshell:
Take one part of something (in our case chamomile flowers) and grind it and put in smidge of alcohol to suspend it (Make it liquid). Take one drop of that and add 99 drops of water. Shake vigorously (succus) 100 times.
Take one drop from that vial and add 99 drops of water. Again shake vigorously.
To get a 6C potency you do that 6 times.
To get a 30C potency you do that 30 times.
To get a 200 C potency you do that 200 times. ( a long process!!)
Once you get past avogrado’s number which is something like 5 times, there is no original chemistry there. Just the energetic signature of the plant or animal or mineral that was first ground. If you use a very sensitive lab test you can tell that the water is different from the beginning.
Drop one drop of that on milk sugar pellets or other pellets and put in vial and sell as homeopathic chamomila.
Hope that makes sense.
Most babies are either Chamomilla babies or Pulsatilla. How do you know who you’ve got?
Chamomilla babies often get colic. They feel better when bounced up and down and they also are never happy with whatever you are doing for more than 20 minutes. They get soothed for the first 20 minutes and then they need something else.
Pulsatilla babies like to be held most of the time. They can also later (can be 6 months, can be 30 years) show a real independent streak. Like I can do this on my own…now I am falling apart, hold me.
The remedy can be found online or in health food stores. If you baby is under 6 months you want to crush one 30 c pellet between 2 spoons and place the powder on the tongue so they suck on it. The point is to suck on the homeopathic to let the energetics support the child’s energetics.
Cell Salts are a great way to deal with being surrounded by folks with cold and flu. They can help boost your immune system naturally.
CELL SALTS are Homeopathically prepared from basic mineral compounds that cells depend on. They are small pellets for water or juice.
Take 2 pellets of the #5 cell salt (Kali Mur) at least 3 times a day. This supports the body/mind system to lessen inflammation which lessens your chance of “catching something”.
If you do feel something coming on take the #4 cell salt (Ferr Phos) every 5 minutes until the symptom abates and then take every time you feel the symptom creeping in. This cell salt helps increase the oxygen in your system so it speeds the healing process.
If you find you get every disease that comes along, try the #2 cell salt (Calc Phos) 3 times a day until you find the system is more resilient!
One tasty option is to cut up a red onion and generously drizzle honey over the top and cover for about 8 hours. Drink the “honey juice” that collects at the bottom of the bowl. This is terrific for sore throats. Some folks I know keep this on the back of their stove so it is always slightly heated and then take a spoonful when inspired…and some eat the onion too!
Elderberry syrup has been a great addition to my household. As an adult I take 1 tablespoon of the syrup a day if I hear of lots of disease floating around.
Many folks I know swear by sucking on zinc lozenges. They say they rarely get the disease du jour when they remember to take one daily.
Uriel Pharmacy makes many wonderful products. I find their Dandelion/Cinnabar excellent when I feel like I am coming down with a cold. If I take it as I feel symptoms, at the beginning something, once every 15 minutes, the cold never develops.
ALL of the above are safe for pregnant and nursing moms!
I began my interest in Natural Medicine alternatives when my infant son developed allergies. I had great assistance from alternative practitioners and from other like-minded mothers. I wanted to be able to begin healing him when I noticed something coming on, not wait for a full blown ear infection or intense suffering from the allergies.
In my learning, I found a great book, Natural Medicine for Children by Julian Scott, Ph.D. that broadened my world view. In it he gives multiple choices for each “dis-ease”, massages, flower remedies, herbs, and homeopathy. When my daughter came along I expected that I was prepared, but alas she was a different person, with different issues and I had more to learn.
I had always had a interest in herbs, but didn’t know all their endless possibilites. The ease of putting the flower remedies in juice or water and, for me, drops under my tongue was very appealing. At the same time I was studying yoga and aromatherapy and I found placing essential oils very diluted in the bath or diffusing into the room very helpful. But sometimes they would over-power my children.
As I taught pregnant and nursing women and heard their concerns I steered them towards the book Natural Medicine and encouraged their use of 5 flower formula/rescue remedy (same essence, different manufacturers). I found that this was easy for them to remember and took care of many issues.
(Truth be told the more we panic about a situation the worse it gets, so when we ease into using 5-flower formula the problem mellows or sometimes goes away!!)