I have become extremely fascinated by homeopathy lately. Not only are they inexpensive but they also last a long time. Homeopathy is based on the theory that like is cured by like. The law of similar states that a remedy can cure a disease if it produces similar symptoms of disease in a healthy person.
In homeopathy it is important to pick a remedy based on the symptoms experienced, which means that sometimes two separate remedies can be used for the same ailment in two different individuals. This can cause people to mistrust homeopathic remedies since they don't experience the effect they expected right away. When I see that a condition doesn't improve with the remedy I choose, then I try another remedy. I'm getting pretty good at picking the right remedy for the family, but I'm using the remedies on my dog too. It is harder to pin point the symptoms on a dog that can't tell me everything, so sometimes I don't get it right the first time. One time I picked a remedy that I thought would work for her skin problems but it caused her symptoms to become worse. Once I stopped and switched to another remedy her condition improved.
I recommend to purchase a good book about homeopathic remedies to learn more about it. My husband read Homeopathic Medicine At Home by Maesimun Panos, M.D and Jane Heimlich in his Naturopathy studies. It is a good book to have at home for emergencies. It lists a home remedy kit that used to be available for purchase in the 70's, but you can easily handpick the remedies mentioned in the book.
However, when I was browsing through my Alternative Medicine Guide book I found some useful information about homeopathic remedies for dental emergencies. I figured it was useful information to share with my readers.
According to Dr. Fischer in the book, Alternative Medicine - The Definite Guide, "homeopathic remedies can help alleviate the pain or discomfort of dental emergencies, at least temporarily, until proper dental care can be received." He also says they are not intended to replace regular dental care but more to serve as a compliment. (So, now I got the disclaimer in too)
According to the Alternative Medicine Guide:
Abscess can be treated with dilutions of Belladonna, Hepar Sulph., Myristica, and Calendula.
Post surgical bleeding can be treated with Phosphorus, and if bruising and soreness exist, then use Arnica.
A toothache can be treated with Belladonna, Magnesium phos., Coffea cruda, or Chamomilla.
Chamomilla is good for a dry socket after an extraction.
If the homeopathic remedies are stored and handled correctly they have an indefinite shelf life. They should be kept in their original container and away from strong light, heat and pungent ordors such as mentol, camphor, and mothballs etc. Coffee may neutralize the action of the homeopathic remedy. Always take the homeopathic remedy with a "clean mouth", that means put nothing in the mouth except water 15 minutes before or after taking your dose.
Don't take homeopathic remedies at the same time as these essential oils:
Black pepper, cajuput, cinnamon, clove bud/leaf, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint,
Alternative Medicine - The Definite Guide
Homeopathic Medicine At Home by Maesimun Panos, M.D and Jane Heimlich
Natural Dental Care with Essential oils
Johanna is an aromatherapist and an independent distributor of Young Living Essential Oils and Nature's Sunshine. She is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. She also runs Naturally Sports & Wellness together with her husband.
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