Monday, February 27, 2012

Supplement Monday

Today's supplement is a Homeopathic Remedy.
Have you heard of Homeopathic Medicine? Here is a brief overview that I found

What are Homeopathics?

Homeopathic remedies (also called homeopathics) are a system of medicine based on three principles:

Like cures like
For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy.
Minimal Dose
The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to around 1,000,000,000,000 parts of water.
The Single Remedy
No matter how many symptoms are experienced, only one remedy is taken, and that remedy will be aimed at all those symptoms.
Similar principals forms the basis of conventional allergy treatment, where the allergic substance is given in a small dose, and in vaccines where an impotent form of the virus is given to bolster the immune system against that particular virus.

Why use Homeopathics?

Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world. Its growth in popularity in the United States has been around 25 to 50 percent a year throughout the last decade.

This success is fueled by several factors:

Homeopathy is extremely effective. When the correct remedy is taken, results can be rapid, complete and permanent.
Homeopathy is completely safe. Even babies and pregnant women can use Homeopathy without the danger of side effects. Homeopathic remedies can also be taken alongside other medication without producing unwanted side effects.
Homeopathy is natural. Homeopathic remedies are normally based on natural ingredients.
Homeopathy works in harmony with your immune system, unlike some conventional medicines which suppress the immune system. (For example, cough medicines suppress the cough reflex, which is your body's attempt to clear the lungs)
Homeopathic remedies are not addictive - once relief is felt, you should stop taking them. If no relief is felt, you are probably taking the wrong homeopathic remedy.
Homeopathy is holistic. It treats all the symptoms as one, which in practical terms means that it addresses the cause, not the symptoms. This often means that symptoms tackled with Homeopathy do not recur.

The name of this remedy is Histaminum Hydrochloricum. I don't know how to pronounce it but you won't have too. You can go to a Vitamin Store or a local Co-op and find it on the shelf. The remedy is used for Allergic Reactions.

Here is my own personal story.
I first found out about homeopathic medicine when my oldest was a teething baby. My mom bought him the classic Hyland's brand teething tablets and they worked wonders. I continued to buy them and recommended them to friends/family.
My next experience was even more life changing. It was during the delivery of my second baby. My water had broke 24 hours prior and my labor was not progressing. I had a midwife and she was getting concerned that my water had broke but no contractions. She gave me one dose of another homeopathic remedy ( I have no idea what it even was) and my 9 lb. 6 oz. baby girl was born a mere 2 hours later. Almost painless. It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced to this day. She was big and healthy and I was comfortable almost the whole time. Magical.
Since then I have used homeopathic remedies for kids earaches, pink eye, and even skin rashes.

Getting to my point... I promise.

So a while back I bought some remedies just to have on hand. My own personal preparedness if you will. I bought the one I am posting about now: Histaminum Hydrochloricum. It is forAllergic Reactions and I thought it would be a good one to have on the shelf in case of emergency. It was.

A few weeks ago my mom gave Emmett a small handful of cashews. Not her fault. Adelle was eating them and Emmett wanted some and I was a little hesitant because he had never had them and my husband doesn't tolerate them well but I figured, "we won't know till we try," and I said he could have some. He only had a few. Shortly after his face blew up, his ears got big and red, he got a full body red rash of hives all over his body. Yikes. This had never happened to any of my kids before. Did I panic? Yes! But only for a brief moment. My first thought was Benadryl. That would make the medical world happy, maybe. When I asked my husband if we had any he said, "you are actually going to give him Benadryl?" I have never given my kids even Tylenol so this was probably sounding crazy. But here is the thing. I am a mom. Something was happening to my child that had never happened before and I wanted the quickest fix. Right. That is what we mom's want. However, I stopped the frantic mode and I calmed myself down. I held my baby and I remembered the homeopathic remedy I had bought. I found it in the drawer and gave him 3 small pellets. Then I put him to nap. I knew he would be ok. We have that intuition, you know. He was. He woke up better and with one more dose the rash was gone by the end of the night.

I am thankful for this instance. It reminded me of how human it is to want a quick fix. It also reminded me of my power as a mother. I believe in Homeopathic healing. It has been tried and true in this house and it continues to work.

If you are interested in Homeopathic remedies I would encourage you to research it a bit. Also if you have an ailment research a Homeopathic remedy and give it a try. They are safe and I have found them very effective.

1 comment:

  1. Ok I need to get some of this. I cannot stand using prescribed medicine so I usually don't go to the doctor and just suffer through. I'm definetly going to research it a bit!!