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Everyone Needs a Homeopathic First-aid Health Kit
With the advent of increased awareness and interest in homeopathic medicine, the most common request is for a homeopathic first-aid kit. Mark Stengler, NMD is the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine founder and medical director. He has put together a list of must-haves to include.
For common/normal pain and swelling from bee stings, Apis needs to be included in your kit. If you have an allergy to bee stings it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention.
For soft tissue damage such as tendons, muscles and ligaments, as well as swelling or bruising of any part of the body, you will need to have either the topical or pellet form of Arnica. Use this remedy as soon as possible after the injury.
Belladonna is an excellent remedy for a number of ailments such as flulike symptoms, which can include a sore throat as well as earache. If flu, use first day you are experiencing symptoms.
For radiating nerve pain (ie slamming finger in a drawer), Hypericum is an absolute addition to your homeopathic first-aid kit.
Magnesia phosphoric for treating muscle spasms and cramping.
For digestive problems including abdominal cramping, heartburn and constipation, make sure you have Nux vomica in your kit.
Rhus toxicodendron is good for muscle strain and sprain as well as low back pain and tendonitis.
Sulphur is a good old standby for eczema, skin rash and itching.
Dosage: For each remedy mentioned above, take two 30C potency pellets every 30-60 minutes until you feel improvement; max 4 doses per day. If the symptoms ebb and then return, repeat. If the symptoms do not go away within 2-4 doses, consults with a practitioner of homeopathic medicine to seek an alternative remedy. Always consult with a primary physician before making an changes to your medicinal regiment as well as any potential medicinal interactions.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.