homeopathic necHomeopathics and I have a love/hate relationship. Let me explain what I mean.

I love homeopathy. It is AMAZING. 100% recommend it.

However, because it works so well, it can further embed this “pop a pill mentality” I am so against… down to the very fiber of my being. No kidding, diet fades… um ya… I laugh at those. Never done one, never will. So this is part of where the “hate” aspects comes in. Because it works so well, my kids now ask for homeopathy for everything… right away. It’s ridiculous. And it’s something I am trying to combat. Believe me. It’s like putting a band aid on a scratch that isn’t bleeding… bad.

The other thing, is that I don’t know many other moms who use it, so I feel kind of odd or like they look at me as some moonshine homeopathic nut case. Ha. Get it, homeopathic.


Dr. Mom’s Homeopathic Medicine Shelf:

I was first introduced to Arnica Montana by my midwife just after my first birth 13 years ago or so, but I didn’t really get into using it regularly until about five years ago. In the picture here you can see I have a cool little travel kit holder. I love this thing. One of the best investments. We keep all of our most needed homeopathics in it, and when we go on a spontaneous camping trip I just grab it! And I won’t overwhlem you with the 6 tier shelf system I have in my kitchen cupboard. Today I am just going to share with you the basics.

What is Homeopathy?

Therapuetic method used to help stimulate natural healing. These natural doses can be used for simple issues as well as chronic diseases. “The basic theory is that homeopathic medicines relieve symptoms caused by the substance they are made of.” Boirin Online Classes

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Top 5 Must Haves for a Mom:

1.) Arnica Montana 6c/30c: Bumps, Bruises, Bleeding
2.) Belladonna 6c/30c: Fevers/Headaches
3.) Ledum Palustre 30c: Bee Stings, Bug bites
4.) Chamomilla: Teething, Colic, Croup {calming at night}
5.) Motion Sickness Homeopathics

Homeopathics for Mom:

1.) Arnica Gel/Lotion or Traumel Cream
2.) Hypericum perforatum 30c {nerve pain}
Nursing Moms:
1.) Phytolacca decandra {treating mastitus}
2.) Belladonna {you can see this gets a lot of use}

Homeopathics for Sore Throats:

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1.) Spongia Tosta
2.) Aconitum napellus
3.) Belladonna

Rotating treatments every hour between spongia tosta and belladonna has an amazing effect on croup.  To read a full post on Treating Croup Go here.

Where to Purchase Homeopathics?

IMG_5835I purchase most of my homeopathics online or at New Seasons.

The great thing about New Seasons is that you can see very clearly the symptoms you are treating on the tubes. This is very helpful for someone new at homeopathy.

You can also usually purchase them directly from you Naturopath. You should always check with your doctor before taking any medications, including homeopathy.

Boirin has also made this really cool new medicine finder app for moms. Check it out here.

How did I learn about homeopathy?
Here are a few books I recommend:

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There is a fantastic easy training for getting started using homeopathic medicines online at Boirin.com.

My confidence in trying homeopathy came from our Naturopathic physicians and midwives though.

If you haven’t yet read the main intro post entitled “What’s in Dr.Mom’s Medicine Cabinet this Fall?” Feel free to pop over and take a read. And as you begin doing research yourself and start trying out new things for healing in your family. Remember to teach your children. Natural remedies, healing, and care is a lost art these days but can become part of your legacy too.

I truly hope and pray your family stays well this fall and winter. May you be inspired and become more equipped to treat simple sicknesses at home confidently!

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Angie Tolpin