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Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was founded in the early 19th century by a German physician, Dr. Hahnemann. It had its greatest popularity in the late 19th century here in the United States, when 15 percent of the doctors in this country were homeopaths.

However, with the advent of modern medicine, Homeopathy began to look old and stodgy and its popularity took a nosedive. However, since 1980 Homeopathy has seen a resurgence of interest in the United States and the U.K.; homeopathic books can be found in many bookstores and homeopathic physicians in most towns and cities.

How Does Homeopathy Work?

The Principles of Homeopathy

Classical Homeopathy rests on three principles: the law of similars, the single medicine, and the minimum dose. The law of similars states that a disease is cured by a medicine which creates symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing in a healthy person. Hence an important part of the prescription of a Homeopathic Medicine is a lengthy interview to determine all the symptoms the patient is experiencing. The homeopathic physician then determines which medicine best matches the symptoms that the patient is experiencing and prescribes it.



The principle of the single remedy states that a single medicine should cover all the symptoms the patient is experiencing: mental, emotional, and physical. A classical homeopath would not prescribe one medicine for a headache and another for an upset stomach, he or she would find a single medicine that covered both symptoms.

The principle of the minimum dose has two parts. First the homeopathic physician only prescribes a small number of doses of the Homeopathic Medicine and waits to see what effect the medicine has. Second, the medicine is given in an infinitesimal dose. Homeopaths have discovered that the effect of homeopathic medicines is strengthened upon successive dilutions as long as the medicine is violently shaken between each dilution. Medicines are typically used in very high dilutions such as 30C (1 part in 10^-60) or 200C (1 part in 10^-400).

Dilution

Many of the Homeopathic Remedies are so diluted that according to the known laws of physics and chemistry, they couldn’t possibly have any effect. Once you get beyond a certain point-24x or 12c -there is probably not even one single molecule of the original active substance remaining.

This fact is often pointed to by critics of Homeopathy as they dismiss the effect of Homeopathy as merely due to placebo effect.  And yet, according to homeopathic doctrine and experience, the more diluted the solution, the more potent it is. Homeopaths contend that the remedies work and they see no reason to stop using them simply because we do not understand how they work.

They often argue that pharmacologists cannot explain exactly how most conventional drugs work. For example, even aspirin is not fully understood in terms of how it works, but physicians have no difficulty in recommending its use. Over the years several theories have been proposed to explain the action on homeopathic potentization.

Hormesis

The effects of microdoses have been known for a long time, and there are a number of examples that support the idea that very diluted concentrations of a substance will have a measurable and sometimes profound effect. Scientists call this phenomenon: hormesis.

Scientists from Michigan State University have shown how hormesis work in nature. They used microdoses of a fertilizer to stimulate crop production. In a dose equivalent to a 9x dilution, the fertilizer increased tomato yield by 30 percent, carrots were 21 percent bigger, and corn yield increased by 25 percent.

Our own bodies secrete minute amounts of hormones that have powerful effects. Thyroid hormone is present in our blood at only 1 part per 10 billion-yet this is enough to regulate the rate of our entire metabolism. Many animal studies show that low doses of some substances elicit a beneficial response while high doses are harmful. This phenomenon has been documented to occur with radiation, antibiotics, and heavy metals.

Pheromones

Pheromones are powerful aromatic hormone-like substances that creatures secrete to attract one another. One molecule of moth pheromone is so potent, it will attract another moth from miles away and trigger a cascade of physical reactions. Though well documented, the exact mechanism for pheromones remains unknown.

Homeopathic Remedies Work in Spiritual/Energy Plane and Not in Physical Plane

Homeopathic Remedies are believed to work in the spiritual plane as opposed to the physical plane as we are used to think and measure. Hahnemann believed that dilution and succussion released a spirit- like power that worked on the spiritual level of the vital force in humans. We are familiar with the formerly invisible, immeasurable, unknowable energy forms, such as electromagnetic radiation and subatomic particles. Magnets exerted their force long before science could explain the mechanism. Physicists are still trying to explain gravity and the nature of matter, still discovering phenomena such as the “strong force” and the “weak force.”

Homeopathy is an energy medicine, as are acupuncture and therapeutic touch. Homeopaths believe that although the physical molecules of the original substance may be gone, dilution and succussion leaves something behind-an imprint of its essence, or its energy pattern-that gives it a kind of healing charge.

Potentization does not occur if you simply dilute the substance, even if you dilute it repeatedly. Nor does it occur if you only shake the substance vigorously. There is something about each process that builds sequentially upon the other, causing the power to be retained and progressively intensified.

But how does the information in such a minute amount of substance get transferred to the body? Some theorists suggest the repeated succussion creates an electrochemical pattern that is stored in the water carrier and then spreads like liquid crystallization through the body’s own water; others say the dilution process triggers an electromagnetic imprinting that directly affects the electro- magnetic field of the body. This concept is used in other therapies also.

For example, Ayurveda suggests taking water that has been potentizated by precious metals such as gold. The water is believed to possess curative power as a result of coming in contact with gold and other Gemstones although no molecular transfer takes place. The healing power of Crystals and magnets are believed to come from their effect on the energy pattern or vibration frequency. So, the suggestion of the Homeopathic Remedies as working on the energy plane may not be as far fetched as we may think at the first glance.

Homeopathic Remedies Activate the Vital Force

Homeopaths believe that it is the energy or “vibrational pattern” of the remedy, rather than the chemical content, that stimulates the healing by activating what Hahnemann called the Vital force. Vital force is the healing power or energy that exists within us all. It is called by the name Chi by Chinese and Prana by Indian Ayurveda. The vital force fuels the mind, body, emotions and mind. It keeps us healthy and balanced.

When the balance of the vital force is disturbed by factors such as stress, pollution, improper diet and lack of exercise, it becomes weakened resulting in the person getting sick. (For a description of the Chinese philosophy of the vital force, please refer to the section on Acupuncture. For the Ayurvedic concept of the vital force, please read the corresponding section of the Ayurveda.)

Scientists who accept the potential benefits of homeopathic theory suggest several theories to explain how highly diluted homeopathic medicines may act. Using recent developments in quantum physics, they have proposed that electromagnetic energy in the medicines may interact with the body on some level.

Researchers in physical chemistry have proposed the “memory of water” theory, whereby the structure of the water-alcohol solution is altered by the medicine during the process of dilution and retains this structure even after none of the actual substance remains.

Scientific Evidence for Homeopathic Medicine

It is the use of infinitesimal doses that is the most controversial aspect of Homeopathy and the reason why most conventional doctors claim it functions only as a placebo. However, a number of controlled studies have been performed which show the effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicine in treating a number of diseases.

The best summary of this research is a study published in the British Medical Journal. The authors of this study are not homeopaths but medical school professors asked by the Dutch government to review the existing research.

“Clinical trials of homoeopathy.”, Kleijnen, Jos; Knipschild, Paul; ter Riet, Gerben; British Medical Journal, Feb 9, 1991 v302 n6772 p516(8).

The following information on Homeopathy research is by Dana Ullman, M.P.H. (Excerpted from Consumer’s Guide to Homeopathy, Tarcher/Putnam)

Most people with a little experience in Homeopathy have no doubt that these medicines work, though inevitably they will have some family members, friends, neighbors, and physicians who will be skeptical about it.

One way to deal with these people’s skepticism is to become familiar with research on the efficacy of homeopathic medicines.

The Research on Homeopathy

There is actually considerably more laboratory and clinical research on Homeopathic Medicine than most people realize. That said, it must also be recognized that more research is certainly needed, not simply to answer the questions of skeptics but to help homeopaths optimize their use of these powerful natural medicines.

Some skeptics insist that research on Homeopathy is mandatory since the exceptionally small doses used do not make sense and there is no known mechanism for action for these drugs. While it is true that homeopaths presently do not know precisely how the homeopathic microdoses work, there are some compelling theories about their mechanism of action (see the discussion in Chapter 1, “The Wisdom and Wonder of Small Doses”).

More important, there is compelling evidence that they do work, as this article will show. And although homeopaths may not understand how their medicines work, keep in mind that leading contemporary pharmacologists readily acknowledge that there are many commonly prescribed drugs today, including aspirin and certain antibiotics, whose mechanism of action remains unknown, but this gap in knowledge has yet to stop physicians from prescribing them.

Allopathy's View of Homeopathy

Many conventional physicians express doubt about the efficacy of Homeopathy, asserting that they will “believe it when they see it.” It may be more appropriate for them to acknowledge that they will “see it when they will believe it.” This is not meant as a criticism of conventional physicians as much as of conventional medical thinking.

The biomedical paradigm has narrowed the view of, the thinking about, and the practice of medicine to the treatment of specific disease entities with supposedly symptom-specific drugs and procedures. An integral aspect of this approach to medicine is the assumption that the larger the dose of a drug, the stronger will be its effects. While this seems to make sense on the surface, knowledgeable physicians and pharmacologists know that it isn’t true.

What is Biphasic?

There is a recognized principle in pharmacology called the “biphasic response of drugs.”1 Rather than a drug simply having increased effects as its dose becomes larger, research has consistently shown that exceedingly small doses of a substance will have the opposite effects of large doses.

The two phases of a drug’s action (thus the name “biphasic”) are dose-dependent. For instance, it is widely recognized that normal medical doses of atropine block the parasympathetic nerves, causing mucous membranes to dry up, while exceedingly small doses of atropine cause increased secretions to mucous membranes.

This pharmacological principle was concurrently discovered in the 1870s by two separate researchers, Hugo Schulz, a conventional scientist, and Rudolf Arndt, a psychiatrist and homeopath. Initially called the Arndt-Schulz law, this principle is still widely recognized, as witnessed by the fact that it is commonly listed in medical dictionaries under the definition of “law.”

More specifically, these researchers discovered that weak stimuli accelerate physiological activity, medium stimuli inhibit physiological activity, and strong stimuli halt physiological activity. For example, very weak concentrations of iodine, bromine, mercuric chloride, and arsenious acid will stimulate yeast growth, medium doses of these substances will inhibit yeast growth, and large doses will kill the yeast.

In the 1920s, conventional scientists who tested and verified this biphasic response termed the phenomenon “hormesis,” and dozens of studies were published in a wide variety of fields to confirm this biological principle.2

In the past two decades there has again been a resurgence of interest in this pharmacological law, and now hundreds of studies in numerous areas of scientific investigation have verified it.3 Because these studies have been performed by conventional scientists who are typically unfamiliar with Homeopathic Medicine, they have not tested or even considered testing the ultra-high dilutions commonly used in Homeopathy. However, their research has consistently shown very significant effects from such small microdoses that even the researchers express confusion and surprise.

Reference to this research on the Arndt-Schulz law and hormesis is important for validating homeopathic research because it demonstrates the evidence for the important biphasic responses and microdose effects that lie at the heart of Homeopathy. This research is readily available to physicians and scientists yet is often ignored or not understood.

Homeopathic Research is Ongoing

The amount of research on homeopathic medicines is growing, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore these studies, because they are now appearing in many of the most respected medical and scientific journals in the world. This chapter is not meant to be exhaustive (that would require a book or two of its own). It will include many of the best studies, most of which have been published in conventional medical and scientific journals.

Some of the studies are discussed because of the impressive results they showed, and others are included for their implications for better understanding Homeopathy and the healing process. The review of research is not simply to provide evidence of the efficacy of Homeopathic Medicine but also to enlighten readers on how to evaluate homeopathic research, whether positive or negative results are obtained.

Some Definitions

  • Double-blind trials – refer to experiments in which neither the experimenter nor the subjects know whether a specific treatment was prescribe or a placebo (a fake medicine that looks and tastes like real homeopathic medicines).
  • Randomized trials – are those in which subjects of an experiment are randomly placed either in treatment groups or in placebo groups. The researchers attempt to place people with similar characteristics in equal numbers in treatment and placebo groups.
  • Crossover studies – refer to experiments in which half of the subjects of a study are given a placebo during one phase of a study and then given the active treatment during the second phase, while the other half begin with the active treatment and then receive the placebo during the second phase. Crossover studies sometimes do not test a placebo and instead compare one type of treatment with another type of treatment.

Modern Research on Homeopathy

Modern research is designed to evaluate the results of a therapy as compared to a placebo and/or another therapy. This type of study is valuable because many patients respond very well to placebos, and this “treatment” is so safe and inexpensive it is generally assumed that “real treatments” should have considerably better results than placebo medicine. One should note that placebo effects can be significant, and clinically, these effects can be very positive (some people think of them as a type of self-healing).

Double-blinding an experiment is important to research because experimenters tend to treat people who are getting the real treatment differently or better than those given a placebo, thus throwing off the results of the experiment. Research is randomized so that those people treated with the real medicine and those treated with the placebo are as similar as possible, making a comparison between real treatment and placebo treatment more accurate. Crossover studies allow researchers to compare the separate effects of a placebo and a treatment on all subjects in an experiment.

Statistics obviously are an important part of research. A treatment is thought to be considered better than a placebo if the results, according to statistical analysis, have no more than a 5% possibility of happening at random (the notation of this statistical probability is: P=.05). A study with a small number of patients (for example, 30 or less) must show a large difference between treatment and non-treatment groups for it to become statistically significant.

A study with a large number of patients (for example, several hundred) needs to have only a small but consistent difference to obtain a similar statistical significance. This information is provided so that readers will know that all the studies described in this chapter are statistically significant, except when otherwise noted. Clinical Research

People are often confused by research, not only because it can be overly technical but because some studies show that a therapy works and other studies shows that it doesn’t. To solve this problem, a recent development in research is used, called a “meta-analysis,” which is a systematic review of a body of research that evaluates the overall results of experiments.

In 1991, three professors of medicine from the Netherlands, none of them homeopaths, performed a meta-analysis of 25 years of clinical studies using homeopathic medicines and published their results in the British Medical Journal.4 This meta-analysis covered 107 controlled trials, of which 81 showed that homeopathic medicines were effective, 24 showed they were ineffective, and 2 were inconclusive.

The professors concluded, “The amount of positive results came as a surprise to us.” Specifically, they found that:

  • 13 of 19 trials showed successful treatment of respiratory infections
  • 6 of 7 trials showed positive results in treating other infections
  • 5 of 7 trials showed improvement in diseases of the digestive system
  • 5 of 5 showed successful treatment of hay fever
  • 5 of 7 showed faster recovery after abdominal surgery
  • 4 of 6 promoted healing in treating rheumatological disease
  • 18 of 20 showed benefit in addressing pain or trauma
  • 8 of 10 showed positive results in relieving mental or psychological problems
  • 13 of 15 showed benefit from miscellaneous diagnoses

Despite the high percentage of studies that provided evidence of success with Homeopathic Medicine, most of these studies were flawed in some way or another. Still, the researchers found 22 high-caliber studies, 15 of which showed that homeopathic medicines were effective.

Of further interest, they found that 11 of the best 15 studies showed efficacy of these natural medicines, suggesting that the better designed and performed the studies were, the higher the likelihood that the medicines were found to be effective. Although people unfamiliar with research may be surprised to learn that most of the studies on Homeopathy were flawed in one significant way or another,5 research in conventional medicine during the past 25 years has had a similar percentage of flawed studies.

With this knowledge, the researchers of the meta-analysis on Homeopathy concluded, “The evidence presented in this review would probably be sufficient for establishing Homeopathy as a regular treatment for certain indications.”

Different Types of Homeopathy Research

There are different types of homeopathic clinical research, some of which provide individualization of remedies; which is the hallmark of the homeopathic methodology; some of which give a commonly prescribed remedy to all people with a similar ailment, and some of which give a combination of homeopathic medicines to people with a similar condition.

While one can perform good research using any of these methods, there are certain issues that researchers have to be aware of and sensitive to in order to obtain the best objective results.

For instance, if a study does not individualize a Homeopathic Medicine to people suffering from a specific ailment and the results of the study show that there was no difference between those given this remedy and those given a placebo, the study does not disprove Homeopathy; it simply proves that this one remedy is not effective in treating every person suffering from that ailment, each of whom may have a unique pattern of symptoms that requires an individual prescription.

In describing specifics of the following studies using homeopathic medicines, differentiation has been made between studies that allowed for individualization of medicines and those that did not.

What Conditions Respond Well to Homeopathy?

Ailments such as colds, Constipation, vomiting, and Diarrhea respond well to Homeopathic Treatment. It can help in the treatment of rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibrositis and Psoriasis.

Homeopathy also helps in the emotional, mental or physical complaints. For example, there is a remedy available to help people to stop smoking.

Conditions for which Homeopathy has a Known Remedy:

  • Abdominal Pain and Indigestion
  • Acne
  • Allergies: Contact Dermatitis {Skin Rash), Eczema, Hives, Upper Respiratory Tract Allergy {Hay Fever)
  • Anxiety and Fear
  • Asthma: Allergic, Reactive, Psychogenic
  • Back and Neck Problems: Stiff Neck, Lower Back Pain, Sacroiliac Sprain, Coccyx Injury, Sciatica
  • Bedwetting {Enuresis)
  • Bladder Infections {Cystitis)
  • Boils
  • Canker Sores and Cold Sores
  • Chicken Pox
  • Colds
  • Conjunctivitis {Eye Inflammation or Pinkeye)
  • Constipation
  • Coughs
  • Diaper Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Earaches: Otitis Media, Otitis Externa
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Food Poisoning
  • German Measles
  • Grief and Sadness
  • Headaches: Muscle Contraction (Tension) Headache, Vascular {Migraine) Headache, Other Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Herpes Zoster {Shingles)
  • Impetigo
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability and Anger
  • Laryngitis
  • Measles
  • Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Mononucleosis
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mumps
  • Nausea
  • Neck Pain
  • Poison Oak or Ivy
  • Prostatitis
  • Ringworm and Other Related Fungal Infections
  • Sciatica
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Sinus Problems (Sinusitis)
  • Sore Throats: Noninfectious, Viral, and Strep
  • Styes
  • Teething
  • Thrush
  • Urethritis
  • Vaginitis: Yeast Infections, Bacterial Infections, Trichomonas Infections, and Noninfectious Vaginitis
  • Vomiting
  • Warts

How to Find the Right Dosage for Homeopathic Remedies

Ok, you've got a cold or just banged your knee hard, or maybe you're battling a chronic condition. What's the best dosage for a homeopathic remedy? To figure out the best dosage, you need to consider many factors: whether the condition is acute (sudden onset) or chronic (present for a longer time), the severity of pain and even your age.

The subtlety behind Homeopathy stands out when we assess the dosages required for various situations.

In general, acute situations warrant lower dosages given more frequently, while chronic situations call for higher potencies given less frequently.

Potentcies

According to HomeopathyCenter.org, there is no official definition of what the word “potency” means in homeopathy. It is usually used to refer to the degree of dilution that a homeopathic remedy has undergone in its manufacturing process. This is indicated by the number and letter listed after the name of the remedy. For example, Pulsatilla 30C has undergone 30 steps of dilution, each step having been a one-to-one-hundred dilution (indicated by the letter “C” meaning centesimal).

Some stores also carry the “X” potencies, such as 6X or 30X. The number still refers to the number of dilutions the remedy has undergone, but the letter “X” means that each was a one-to-ten dilution (indicated by “X” the Roman numeral for 10). Both 6X and 30X are usually considered low potencies.

The usual convention in homeopathy is to refer to the higher dilutions, indicated by the larger numbers, as higher potencies and the lower dilutions, indicated by smaller numbers, as lower potencies.

So, Which is Stronger 6X or 30X?

Less is more in homeopathy. 30x is more dilute, but also more potent and therefore deeper acting than 6X. The benefit of 6X is that it requires less precision in selection and can be ideal for light, repeatable dosing, according to 1-800homeopathy.com.

What Potentcy Should You Take?

Generally, it’s best to start with a low potency. The standard potency for most remedies is 6X. The advantage of low potencies is that you don’t need to be as precise in identifying your symptoms and selecting the best remedy. Lower potency medicines are effective for a wider range of symptoms. This makes them suitable for self-diagnosis and repeated dosing. As you progress in your healing, you may also progress to higher potency formulas, according to Arnica.com.

The highest potencies require considerable precision of diagnosis and selection, so it’s advisable to consult a licensed homeopathic practitioner about their use. For urgent medical conditions or symptoms that do not improve, seek professional medical care.

The idea that a remedy is stronger the higher its dilution, is confusing at best. For starters, here are some basic tenets to follow, according to Arnica.com:

1. In general: Start low (6x) so you can go higher (30X, 30C), clearing symptoms as potency increases. 6X is standard.

2. Selection: Lower potencies cover a wider range of symptoms, so are ideal if you are not certain that you have chosen the best remedy for your symptoms. Higher potencies need more accurate selection to stimulate cure. For example, Pulsatilla colds and Aconite colds are very similar, but if you take Aconite 30C, you might not touch a Pulsatilla cold, however a dose or two of 6X might have enough of the right energy to stimulate relief.

3. Severity: The more severe or sudden the symptoms, the higher the potency you might want to use. For example, a sudden Belladonna fever with red face and radiating heat, responds faster to a 30X or 30C, but if a 6X is what you have available, that is fine and you can give it every 15 minutes or so for a few doses until you can see a response. A slower moving flu like Bryonia's is going to exit more slowly, but can be encouraged just as well with 6X to 30X doses taken 3-4 times a day or as needed when symptoms flare up.

4. Exceptions: Mental emotional symptoms are often said to respond better to 30x or higher. But again, selection is key, so it is best to stay low if you are not certain.

5. Frequency: The higher the potency, the less often you need to dose.
It is always best to STOP or reduce dosing when symptoms improve. If improvement slows or stops, you can re-dose with the same or next potency.

Tackling Chronic Issues

For chronic issues, higher potencies administered less frequently can bring longer-lasting and deeper healing. I strongly recommend consulting a homeopathic practitioner for the treatment of chronic conditions.

Other Factors to Consider

When choosing remedies, you should also consider the severity of pain. Severe pain usually suggests higher potencies than slight discomfort.

I also believe age should be taken into consideration when choosing a remedy. Younger children or babies don't require a 200c dose for an acute issue such as teething; gentler, lower potencies are more appropriate. Adults are better able to handle higher potencies.

Children's systems are more sensitive than adults', so a nudge is often all they need to prompt an immune response. With years of immunity to either work for or against healing, adults usually need more encouragement to change for the better.

Using Homeopathic Remedies for Injuries

“The greatest value Homeopathy in sports? Its speed of action. I can use homeopathic medicines like Arnica directly on the soccer field.”–Dr. Jean-Marcel Ferret./1

So without any further ado, what remedies should you have with you on the sports field? We might as well start with Arnica, as, without a doubt, Arnica has almost single-handedly made Homeopathy famous! I would say seventy to eighty percent of the time, you’re going to give Arnica for sports injuries; that’s because Arnica is a specific for blunt trauma.

Every homeopath carries Arnica with him (or her) in his (or her) pocket or car or backpack or all three. That’s certainly the case with me; I have Arnica 10M in my pocket, Arnica 30C in my first aid kit in my backpack and Arnica 200C in my car. What can you do with Arnica? Practically anything! Think of it in car accidents, falls, head injuries, any blow, a sore bruised feeling from any cause–even a flu with a sore bruised feeling all over the body.

The worst head injuries where the person is seeing stars or has actually been knocked out can be brought back to health with a dose of Arnica. Post surgically, people who have taken Arnica have had no need for morphine or other pain relievers; now that’s impressive! And I was one of those people once, so I know it’s true.

Some of you may be wondering what Arnica, or any homeopathic remedy for that matter, looks like and in answer, the remedies look like little sugar granules and you can drop a few of them in a bottle of spring water, shake it up and take a sip. That’s all you have to do! Always shake the water bottle before each dose. An unconscious person can take the remedy by mere contact of the water with his lips, he doesn’t have to swallow it.

Arnica

  • Blunt trauma.
  • Wounds with a jagged surface, ragged wounds.
  • Bruises or bruised feeling. Great soreness.

Broken bones, multiple fractures–give Arnica first; you may have to follow with another remedy. In fact, an injured person may need many remedies in succession; a remedy for fright, followed by a remedy for blunt trauma and so on. (Try to leave space between each remedy so that you can ascertain the effect of the remedy just given.)

  • Sprains.
  • Strains.
  • Falls, accidents.
  • Swelling from injury.
  • Injury to the throat, hoarseness, loss of voice from shouting, “Hey, I’m open! Pass me the ball, for God’s sake!”
  • Nosebleed from injury.
  • Ailments from over-running/too much running–Asthma, nausea, etc.
  • Head injury, any ailment after head injury.

Another curious thing about Arnica is they won’t look well and will be dazed, but they’ll tell you they’re fine! They don’t seem to know they’re injured! When you see this, they need Arnica for sure! Furthermore, in a head injury, they may answer you correctly and then fall asleep. Arnica people don’t want to be touched, so they’ll send you away and they’ll be very adamant about it.

In counterdistinction to Arnica, we have another injury remedy that’s sure they are not fine! In fact, they fear they’re going to die, and that remedy is…

Aconite

Fright, panic and fear are the main features of the Aconite injury–and that’s just the parents! Yes, give the parents Aconite to calm them down! You’ll look at the little soccer player after an injury and you’ll see that he’s frantic, groaning, tossing about, biting his fist in pain. Notice your reaction, are you scared? Then it’s probably Aconite.

  • Any ailment or injury with fear as a concomitant is Aconite.
  • Inability to act or think.
  • Fear, Anxiety attacks, before an event (like a soccer game).
  • Sudden sore thoat after being exposed to cold/dry winds.
  • Any ailment after exposure to cold dry winds (and even hot dry winds).

They call Aconite “The Arnica of the eyes”. So, getting poked in the eye, corneal abrasions, sand in the eyes, “there’s something in my eye!”, etc., give Aconite.

And speaking of the eyes, for “Black eyes” we have…

Ledum

  • Black eye, injury to the soft tissue around the eye.
  • Injuries with dark Bruising that feel cold and are better for cold applications. Bruises are very painful with pitting edema and a mottled bruise color.
  • Cellulitis that spreads upward.
  • Puncture wounds, animal bites, will prevent tetanus, with deep soreness and swelling of 2 or 3 inches, deep red and painful, needs ice. The Ledum patient will be much worse if you remove the ice for even a second!

Any time an injured part feels cold, give Ledum. In a Ledum wound, you will see redness at the site, but surrounded by a ring of powder, or a ring that’s bluish-white; it may feel cold and the injury is ameliorated by cold.

Speaking of Black eye, we can’t forget…

Symphytum

If I could possibly quote from Dr. Robin Murphy here, “For blows to the eye, Ledum and Symphytum are the first two; Arnica is #3. For severe achiness in the whole eyeball that is dark Blue and discolored. … For all the bone diseases; osteomyelitis, bone ulcers, spinal diseases after trauma and injury. … Someone gets hit in the face on the cheek, that is not an Arnica case; it is a Symphytum or Ruta case. Arnica is for soft tissue.

Arnica may help but Symphytum will cure. … You get hit in the abdomen or arm, that is more Arnica. The chin, cheek, face or eye is more Symphytum. The knee would be Symphytum or Ruta.

You can start with Arnica but a lot of times, that won’t finish it. You may have to give two or three remedies in sequence to give rapid relief. Give Arnica to remove the bruised feeling and the swelling and help with the discoloration, then it is time to go to another remedy, like Symphytum to finish it.

Symphytum has a great affinity for bones…promotes healing; give Arnica first; once the broken bone is set, give Symphytum. It helps remove pain, inflammation and swelling, good for injury to periosteum when Ruta fails and injury to coccyx when Hypericum fails.”

Hypericum

This is the nerve remedy. Have you ever dropped something on your toe or someone stepped on your fingers or the door closed on your hand and the pain shot up your arm? That’s Hypericum! Injury to areas rich in nerves. Someone steps on your toes, you bite your tongue. The pain is sharp and shooting. Injury to the nerves, inflammation of the nerves. Falls on the tail bone.

  • Puncture wounds with sharp pains, animal bites, insect stings with sharp pains.
  • Numbness and tingling.
  • Injury to the spine.
  • Pinched Nerve.
  • Crush wounds
  • Any neurological condition after injury to the spine like Convulsions.
  • Person complains that he can’t raise his arms without pain.
  • Lacerations.
  • Excessive painfulness.
  • Foreign body in the eye.

Calendula

A partner with Hypericum, often you’ll see the two of them sold together as “Hyperical”. They’re both for cuts, open wounds, deep abrasions, multiple abrasions, chapping, chafing, bleeding, stabbing….I think you get the idea that Calendula is an Antiseptic! Pour Calendula water on an open wound to clean it out.

Drop some Calendula pellets in a plant sprayer and spray the whole area that’s been abraded. Take the remedy internally as well. It stops bleeding, stops the redness, puffiness and pus formation at the site of a wound and stimulates healing, soothes the pain.

  • Redness, rawness.
  • Abrasions in the eyes, foreign body in the eye, but give Hypericum if there is a lot of pain!
  • Prevents sepsis from setting in after being wounded and even if it already has set in, Calendula is still the remedy, but also consider Pyrogen.

Staphysagria

It can be hard to decide when to use Staphysagria and when to use Calendula. Both are wound remedies. But with Staphysagria there is more pain, exquisite pain! In fact, do you know where I use Staphysagria? At the dentist’s office! Scraping the plaque off of sensitive teeth can cause a patient to hit the ceiling!

For this I take Staphysagria 10M right as I sit down in the dentist’s chair; and as Homeopathic Remedies don’t create the “drugged” feeling you get from pain killers, you can think that the remedy isn’t working, and that the dentist just hasn’t gotten to your sensitive teeth yet.

But when I got through the whole bottom row without pain, I began to suspect something! And when the whole proceedure was done without any anesthesia, I was convinced that the remedy really worked! But back to sports injuries! With Staphysagria, there is deeper infection than in Calendula, there is more pus and more pain. The wound seems to affect the whole person and not just the local site.

Bryonia

Whatever the injury may be, whether it’s a broken bone, (and Bryonia is the #1 remedy for acute fractures), a bruise or a sprain, the reaction of the Bryonia person is always the same: He can’t move. Even the slightest movement causes a sharp pain.

Even breathing might make the pain worse, so he is breathing very shallowly. Firm hard pressure gives him relief, an ace bandage gives relief. He will want the area immobilized. If for some reason Bryonia isn’t helping sufficiently in fractures, go to Eupatorium perf. for severe pain.

Bryonia’s opposite is…

Rhus toxicodendron

(”Rhus tox” for short.) Unlike Bryonia, Rhus tox must move! They cannot sit still! They must stretch, walk about, squirm in their seat. Usually with Rhus tox the injury is a sprain or strain. They feel terrible stiffness, which is relieved by stretching, moving and is worse as soon as they sit for any length of time or lie down. Moving helps them enormously, so does heat and hot bathing and massage.

Ruta

Ruta is an awful lot like Rhus tox. Ruta has strains and sprains, an affinity for the tendons, and a feeling of stiffness and is also worse cold and better heat, but Ruta wants to lie down and is better for lying down, which Rhus tox certainly is not; plus, Ruta’s stiffness is extreme; they’ll say it’s like being encased in cement!

Also, what Ruta is famous for is injuries to the shins and other areas that are thinly covered, like the forehead, chin, elbow, cheek bone–the periosteum, in other words.

Lachesis

Compound fractures, tremendous Bruising which is Black, or near Black with oozing of dark blood, threatened infection, severe pain, burning pain, worse heat, worse pressure. Do not even think about giving an ace bandage to a Lachesis patient!

Natrum sulph.

“Nat-sulph” is needed for the chronic syndrome following head injury or spinal injury which will almost always include severe Depression.

There may also be amnesia about the event.

Helleborus

Following head injury, a slowness or sluggishness, poor Concentration, a lack of comprehension; the patient is in a mental fog; he may have a furrowed brow and a rolling of the head from side to side.

Apis

Bee stings, wasp stings. Penetrating wounds that burn and sting as if they were bee or wasp stings.

Carbo veg.

The person is passing out from the injury. Also, altitude sickness, when your team is traveling to areas of high altitude.

Gelsemium

The little sports player is so nervous, so Anxiety-ridden, before the game that he’s trembly, feeling weak, may have Diarrhea and thinking that he’s “coming down with something” and not well enough to play.

Belladonna

The problem here is the heat. Heatstroke, heat exhaustion. The two back-up remedies for Belladonna in heatstroke are Glonoine and Natrum carb.

Bellis Perennis

Bellis is a back-up for Arnica. They are both daisies, but Bellis is a deeper Arnica; it’s for bruised organs. Imagine being kicked in the stomach or hit in the breast! This would be Bellis. There may also be lymph node enlargement after a trauma. Bellis will ask for cold applications and is worse from heat.

Opium

After Arnica, Opium is the most common remedy for head injury. The person will have pin-point pupils, will be stuporous and unresponsive. Face will be flushed, bloated, heavy, red, hot with an imbecillic look.

Ferrum phos.

Nose bleed of bright red blood.

Homeopathic Remedies for Common Ailments

Abscesses

– – red with swelling Belladonna 30C
– -helps pull out poisons Hepar Sulphur 30C
– -bluish Lachesis 30C
– -dental Mercurius Vivus 30C
– -worse with cold Silicea 30C

Abdominal pain

– -with gas Carbo Veg 30C
– -with spasmodic cramps Magnesium Phos 6X

Acne

– – Juglans reg 30C
– -worse with washing Sulphur 30C
– -teen acne Hepar Sulphur 30C

ADD, ADHD, Attention Problems

– -difficulty concentrating Kali Phos 30C

Allergy

– -sinus drip Natrum Mur 6X
– – watery, itchy eyes Allium Cepa 30X
– -runny nose Gelsemium 30C
– -burning eyes Euphrasia 30C
– -sun Hypericum 30C

Anger

– -pushes himself & others too hard Nux Vomica 30C
– -menopausal Stramonium Complex 10X
– -suppressed or anger from past abuse Staphysagria 30C
– -sudden outburst Stramonium 30C

Anxiety

– – Aconite 30C
– -Gelsemium 30C
– – Spongia tosta 30C
– -Arsenicum Album 30C
– -Phosphorus 30C

Arthritis

– -worse end of day Bryonia 30C
– -worse am, better after warming up joints with gentle motion Rhus tox 30C

Asthma

– -Antimonium Tart 30X
– -Arsenicum Album 30C
– -Ipecac 30X
– -Nux Vomica 30X
– -Gelsemium 30C

Athletes Foot

– -Thuja 30C

Bad breath

– -Mercurius Vivus 30X

Backache

– -Arnica 30C
– -Rhus Tox 30C
– -Ruta Grav 30C
– -from nerve injury Hypericum 30C

Bedwetting

– -Pulsatilla 30X
– -Phosphorus 30C

Bee stings

– -Apis Mel 30X

Bladder Irritation

– -Aconite 30C

Bladder Infection

– -Cantharis 30X
– -Causticum 30X
– -Staphysagria 30C

Bleeding, gums

– -Arnica 30X
– -Phosphorus 30X

Bloating

– -after overeating Nux Vomica 30C
– -after eating Carbo Veg 30C

Boils

– -sensitive to touch Hepar Sulphur 30C
–Sulphur 30C

Bones

– -pain Bone combination
– -broken Injury combination
– -broken Eupatorium Perf 30C
– -hair line fractures, slow healing breaks Symphytum 30X
– -growing pains Calcium Phos 6X
– – injury Ruta Grav 30C
– -aching Rhus Tox 30C

Breathing

– -shortness Sulphur 30C
– -difficult Spongia Tosta 30C

Bruising

– -from injuries Arnica 30X
– -easily bruises Ledum 30X

Burning

– -pain Cantharis 30X

Burping

– -gas or indigestion Carbo Veg 30X

Burns

– -Cantharis 30X
– -with nerve pain Hypericum 30X
– -on sensitive or irritated skin Urtica Urens 30C

Calcium

– -balance, helps with assimilation Calcarea Phosphorica 6X

Candida

– – Candida Alb 30C

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

– -damage or weakness in tendons Ruta Grav 30C

Chest

– -constriction Ipecac 30X
– -rattling Veratrum Album 30X

Chicken Pox

– -may help to prevent pock marks Antimonium Tart 30X
– -with body aches Byronia 30X
– -intense itching Rhus Tox 30X

Children

– – ill, irritable Chamomilla 30X
– -ill, clingy Pulsatilla 30X
– -suddenly ill Aconite 30X

Chilblains:

– -for skin inflammation due to poor circulation Pulsatilla 30C

Choking

– -persons feels weak, coughing up of mucous Carbo Veg 30X
– -choking coughs Ipecac 30X

Colds

– -green nasal discharge Mercurius Vivus 30X
– -burning in nose & throat Spongia Tosta 30C
– -in the chest Phosphorus 30C
– -with fever Ferrum Phos 6X
– -head cold with nasal discharge Pulsatilla 30X
– -head cold with chest congestion Bryonia Alba 30X
– -in eyes Allium Cepa 30X
– -runny nose Nat Mur 6X
– -runny nose with yellow mucous Pulsatilla 30C
– -runny nose, aches Gelsemium 30C
– -Summer cold Gelsemium 30X

Cold sores

–frequent Zincum Met. 30X

Colic

–low pain tolerance Chamomilla 30X
– -with stomach cramps Mag Phos 6X
– -for colic a few hours after eating Nux Vomica 30X
– -with legs drawn up Pulsatilla 30X
– -improves digestion, colic from food allergies Natrum Phos 6X
– -afer overeating, sensitive stomach Lycopodium 30X

Constipation

– -alternating with diarrhea Nux Vomica 30X
– -with gas Lycopodium 30C
– -dry painful elimination Bryonia 30C

Cough

– -dry barking cough Bryonia 30X
– -croup Bromium 30C
– -feels like something caught in throat Hepar Sulphur 30X
– -coughs due to weather change Dulcamara 30X
– -hard coughs with even vomiting Kali Bichrom 30C
– -first sign Aconite 30X

Cramping

– -pms, labor caulophyllum 30C
– -muscle cramps, pms cimicifuga Rac 30X
– -in calves, nighttime cramps Magnesia Phos 6X

Dental problems

– -excess salivation Mercurius Vivus 30C
– -metallic taste Stramonium 30C
– -Toothaches Plantago 3X
– -Bone pain Calcium Phos 6X
– -improve Calcium absorption Vitamin K 12X
– -Receded, bleeding gums Kali Phos 6X
– -Remineralization of Enamel Calcium Fluoride 6X

Dental surgery

– -before and after Arnica 30X
– -before Hypericum 30X

Depression

– -from grief of heartache Ignatia 30C
– -with loss of self-worth Aurum Met 30C
– -for when your cells just need a boost Calcium Phos 6X
– -with lack of energy Nat Mur 6X
– -emotional, tearful Pulsatilla 30C
– -with health problems Staphysagria 30C

Diaper Rash

– – Calendula 3.5 oz. ointment
– -Calendula Oil 4 oz.
– -red, irritated, burning skin Cantharis 30X

Diarrhea

– -from food poisoning Arsenicum Album 30X
– -with nausea Ipecac 30X
– -spicy food Nux Vomica 30X
– -sudden Phosphorus30X
– -indigestion Podophyllum 30X
– -morning Sulphur 30C
– -watery Phosphorus 30C

Digestion

– -from eating foods that don't agree with you Carbo Veg 30C
– -foul smelling, acidic Natrum Phos 6X

Discharge

– -burning Arsenicum Album 30X
– -clear nasal Allium Cepa 30X
– -green Hepar Sulphur 30X
– -watery Gelsemium 30X
– -yellow Pulsatilla30X

Dizziness

– -sudden illness Aconite 30C
– -illness Gelsemium 30C

Dry

– -General Dryness Bryonia 30C
– -Dry Mouth Bryonia 30X

Earache

– -First signs of earache Aconite 30X
– -Red and burning Belladonna 30X
– -Inflammation Ferrum Phos 6X
– -Inner ear Inner Ear 4C
– -Middle ear Middle Ear 4C
– -Painful Plantago Eardrops
– -Plugged Eustachian tube Kali Mur 6X
– -Children Pulsatilla 30X
– -Rightsided Belladonna 30C

Ears

– -abscessed Mercurius Vivus 30C
– -roaring Aconite 30C

Eczema

– -dry, itchy Sulphur 30C
– -topical Calendula ointment 3.5oz
– -topical Calendula ointment 13.5oz
– -itch, burn, swell Arsenicum Album 30C
– -scalp Kali Mur 6X

Emotional strain

– -grief and depression Ignatia 30C

Emphysema

– – Bromium 30C

Exhaustion

– -with illness or flu Gelsemium 30X
– -heat exhaustion Veratrum Album 30C
– -nervous exhaustion Kali Phos

Eyes

– – eyestrain Ruta Grav 30C
– – injury Aconite 30X
– – inflammation, swelling, redness Euphrasia 30C
– – pain Hypericum 30X
– -Injury-black eye Ledum 30C
– -burning Sulphur 30C
– -pink eye Arsenicum Album 30C
– -sticky discharge Pulsatilla 30X

Eyestrain

– -Ruta Grav 30C

Fainting

– -Pulsatilla 30X

Fear

– – trauma Aconite 30X
– -of being ill Arsenicum Album 30C

Fever

– -sudden Aconite 30X
– -high fevers Belladonna 30X
– -with paleness Bryonia 30X
– -children Chamomilla 30X
– -inflammation Ferrum Phos 6X
– -with flu Gelsemium 30C
– -restlessness Pulsatilla 30X

Fibromyalgia

– -muscle weakness Rhus Tox 30C
– -pain constantly shifting Pulsatilla 30C
– -nerve pain Mag Phos 6X

Flatulence

– -shortly after eating Nux Vomica 30C
– -with heartburn Carbo Veg 30X

Flu

– -with aches, bone and muscle Bryonia 30X
– -with cold Gelsemium 30X
– -with aches, bone and muscle Rhus Tox 30C

Food poisoning

– – Arsenicum Album 30X

Fractures

– -hair line fractures, slow healing breaks Symphytum 30X
– -broken Eupatorium Perf 30C
– -aid in healing fractures, use in addition to any of the above remedies Calcium Phos 6X

Fright

– -Aconite 30X

Gall Stones

– -cell salt to use with chelidonium Calcium Phos 6X
– -Chelidonium 30C

Gas

– -bloating Carbo Veg 30C

GERD

– -Carbo Veg 200C

Grief

– -Ignatia 30X

Growing Pains

– – Calcarea Phos 6X

Gums

– -swollen Mercurius Vivus 30X

Hangover

– -Nux Vomica 30C

Hayfever

– – watery eyes Allium Cepa 30X
– -sneezing and itchy throat Hepar Sulphur 30X

Headache

– – band around head Aconite 30X
– -from sinus congestion Belladonna 30C
– -worse in the evening Bryonia Alba 30C
– – from fever, also from being in the sun Ferrum Phos 6X
– -stress headache Ignatia 30C
– – mental and eye strain Ruta Grav 30C
– -headache with nausea, morning sickness headache Veratrum Album 30C
– -Dull, heaviness, muscular soreness of shoulders Gelsemium 30C
– – frontal, splitting Nux Vomica 30C

Heartburn

– -all ages Carbo Veg 200C
– -with burping Argentum Nit 30C
– -over ate, different foods Nux Vomica 30X

Heat exhaustion

– -aching, headache Gelsemium 30X
– -clammy sweat Veratrum Album 30X

Heat prostration

– -collapse Veratrum Album 30C
– -sun collapse, cold Carbo Veg 30C

Hemorrhage

– – with burning Cantharis 30X
– -menstrual Ferrum Phos 6X
– -dental and nose bleeds Phosphorus 30X

Hemorrhoids

– -itching and swollen Hamamelis 30C
– -burning Sulphur 30C

Hiccough

– -hiccup and vomiting Ignatia 30X

Hives

– -itching, redness, swelling Apis Mell 30X
– – tendency to have hives Rhus Tox 30X

Hoarseness

– -beginning of laryngitis Allium Cepa 30X
– -feels like somethings caught in the throat Hepar Sulphur 30X
– -with coughing Ipecac 30X
– -suddenly loses voice Phosphorus 30C
– -with chest congestion Antimonium Tart 30X
– – laryngitis Argentum Met 30C
– -causticum 30C

Hysteria

– – Ignatia 30X

Illness

– -weak pulse Ferrum Phos 6X
– -gradual onset Gelsemium 30X
– -lingering Carbo Veg 30C
– -sudden aconite 30X

Impatient

– -men Nux Vomica 30C
– -refuses after receiving request Chamomilla 30X

Indigestion

– -burning in esophagus Cantharis 30X
– -also may have heartburn and stomach bloating Carbo Veg 30X
– -with burping, bloating a few hours after eating Nux Vomica 30X
– -from eating food not use to Phosphorus 30X
– -in children Pulsatilla 30X

Infection

– -dental Hepar Sulphur 30C

Inflammation

– – all stages of inflammation Ferrum Phos 6X

Injury

– -bones Ruta Grav 30X
– -eye, nerve, tailbone Hypericum 30X
– -falls, general injury Arnica 30X

Insect bite

– -Apis Mellifica 30X
– – topicalApis Mell 20 grams
– -Rhus Tox 30X

Insomnia

– -from worry, griefIgnatia 30X
– – insomnia at 3 am Nux Vomica 30X
– -Pulsatilla 30X
– -Passiflora 30X
– -desire to Antimonium Tart 30X
– -sleepless Gelsemium 30C
– -sleeplessness Ferrum Phos 6X
– -sleepy, cannot sleep Belladonna 30X

Irritability

– -Bryonia Alba 30C
– – children Chamomilla 30X
– -Type A personality Nux Vomica 30C

Itching

– -Apis Mell 30C

Kidney

– -kidney stones Berberis Vulg 30C

Laryngitis

– – see hoarseness above

Leg cramps

– -Magnesia Phos 6X

Light

– -aversion to Arsenicum Album 30C

Liver

– – Lycopodium 30C

Measles

– -Byronia 30X

Menstrual Complaints

– -cramps, nervousness Magnesia Phos 6X
– -cramps with nausea Veratrum Album 30X

Moodiness

– – Aurum Met 30C to even out moods, lighten stress and brighten outlook
– -changeable Pulsatilla 30C

Muscle spasms

– -Magnesia Phos 6X

Muscles

– – sore Rhus Tox 30C

Nasal discharge

– -Allium Cepa 30X

Nausea

– -Carbo Veg 30X
– – Ipecac 30X
– -Nux Vomica 30C
– – Phosphorus 30X
– -Sulphur 30C
– -Veratrum Album 30X

Nerve Pain from Illness or Injury

– – Hypericum 30X

Nervousness

– – Nerve Tonic
– -Gelsemium 30C

Night sweats

– – Phosphorus 30C

Nosebleed

– -Ferrum Phos 30X
– -Arnica 30X
– -Phosphorus 30C

Open air

– – craves Pulsatilla 30C

Overexertion

– -Arnica 30X

Oversensitivity

– -to noise, light, music Nux Vomica 30C

Pain

– – aching, arthritic Bryonia Alba 30C
– -arthritic Rhus Tox 30C
– -abdominal, cuttingIpecac 30X
– – burning, sticking pain Apis Mell 30C
– -burning Cantharis 30X
– -bursting, frantic from pain Aconite 30C
– -cramping Belladonna 30C
– -intolerance to Chamomilla 30C
– – joint and bone Calcarea Phos 6X
– -postoperative Hypericum 30C
– -sticking pain Hepar Sulphur 30C
– -stomach pain Phosphorus 30C
– -throbbing pain Ferrum Phos 6X
– -urination painful Mercurius Vivus 30X

Poison ivy

– – Rhus Tox 30X

PMS

– – premenstral symptoms Magnesium Phos 6X
– – Veratrum Album 30X
– – Pulsatilla 30C
– – Sepia 30C

Puncture wounds

– -Hypericum 30X
– -Ledum 30X
– -Calendula 13.5 oz
– -Calendula 3.5 oz

Pupils dilated

– -Belladonna 30C

Red

– -face Belladonna 30C
– -skin Apis Mell 30X

Restless

– – Aconite 30X
– -Arsenicum Album 30C
– -Belladonna 30X
– -Ferrum Phos 6X
– -Rhus Tox 30C

Scalds

– – burns Cantharis 30X

Sinus

– -Kali Mur 6X
– -Nat Mur 200C
– -Silicea 6X
– -Sinus

Shingles

– -Rhus Tox 30C
– -Magnesium Phos 6X

Shock

– -Arnica 30X
– -to muscles, sprains, bruised bones Ruta Grav 30C
– -collapse Aconite 30C
– -Rescue Remedy 20ml

Skin

– -hot dry skin Belladonna 30C
– -scaly, unhealthy Sulphur 30C
– – Graphites 30C

Sleep

– -see insomnia above

Sneezing

– – Aconite 30X
– – Allium 30X

Sore

– -muscles Rhus Tox 30X
– -sore muscles Arnica 30C

Sore Throat

– -Aconite 30C
– -Allium Cepa 30C
– -Arsenicum Album 30C
– -Belladonna 30C
– -Ferrum Phos 6X
– -Gelsemium 30C
– -Hepar Sulphur 30C
– – Mercurius Vivus 30C
– -Nux Vomica 30C
– -Spongia Tosta 30C

Splinters

– – Hypericum 30X

Sprains

– -worse on initial motion Rhus Tox 30X
– -ligaments Ruta Grav 30X
– -ankle, cold, swollen Ledum 30X

Stage Fright

– -Gelsemium 30C

Stiffness

– -Bryonia 30C
– -Rhus Tox 30C

Stings

– -Cantharis30X
– -Ledum 30C

Stomach

– -stomachache Bryonia 30X

Stool

– – loose Phosphorus 30X
– -offensive Arsenicum Album 30X
– -changeable Sulphur 30X
– -slimy, green Chamomilla 30X
– -green Ipecac 30X
– -slimy Mercurius Vivus 30C

Strains

– – Rhus Tox 30C

Stress

– -Ignatia 30C

Styes

– – Staphysagria 30C
– -Apis Mell 30C

Sunburn

Cantharis 30X

Surgery

– -Aconite 30X
– -Arnica 30X
– -dental Hypericum 30X

Swallowing

– -difficulty Arsenicum Album 30X
– -swallowing difficulty Gelsemium 30C

Sweats

– -Calcarea Carb 30C

Swelling

– – Apis Mell 30C

Swollen glands

– -Mercurius Vivus 30C
– – Lymphomyosot

Tailbone

– – injury Hypericum 30C

Taste

– -sour Phosphorus 30X
– -lack of tasteZinc 30X

Teething

– – Calcarea Phos 6X
– -low tolerance to painChamomilla 30X

Temper

– -temper tantrums Chamomilla 30X

Tendon

– -injury Arnica 30X

Tendonitis

– – Ruta Grav 30C

Thirst

– -Aconite 30X
– -Bryonia 30X
– -unquenchable Cantharis 30X

Throat

– -dry Spongia Tosta 30C
– -sore Mercurius Vivus 30C

Tonsillitis

– – Mercurius Vivus 30X

Teeth

– -decay Hekla Lava 30C
– -tooth decay Mercurius Vivus 30C

Toothache

– -Belladonna 30C
– -Chamomilla 30X
– -Mercurius Vivus 30C
– -Ruta Grav 30C

Urinary

– -Weakness Apis Mell 30C
– -Cantharis 30X

Urinary Infection

– -Aconite 30C
– – Cantharis 30X
– – Mercurius Vivus 30C

Urination

– -burning, painful, urge to urninate frequently Mercurius Vivus 30C
– -painful, retention, scant urination Aconite 30C

Vision

– – blurred Gelsemium 30C
– – loss of Carbo Veg 30C
– – Eye combination for photophobia, ophthalmia (eye inflammation), conjunctivitis (pink eye) chalazion (tumor)

Vomiting

– -Arsenicum Album 30X
– -Veratrum Album 30C
– -Bryonia Alba 30X
– -Chamomilla 30X
– -Ipecac 30X
– -Nux Vomica 30C

Warts

– -childrenThuja 30X
– -Thuja 30C
– – for best results use Thuja ointment topically with internal Thuja

Weakness

– – Carbo Veg 30C
– – during fluGelsemium 30C
– -Mercurius Vivus 30C
– -Veratrum Album 30X

Weeping

– -Nat Mur 6X

Wheezing

– -Hepar Sulphur 30X
– – Ipecac 30X
– -Spongia Tosta 30X
– -Asthma

Wounds

– -bruising from bumps Ledum 30X
– -tendency to bruising Ledum 30C
– -puncture Hypericum 30X
– – pain, shock Arnica 30X

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