<![CDATA[Homeopathy Blog]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Spring Break Checklist]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/spring-break-checklist/

5 "must have" homeopathic remedies for your spring break checklist 

Toothbrush, swim suit, shorts, t-shirt and sandles; that's all you need right?  If only!  For many of us, travelling "foot loose and fancy free" is the stuff of fantasy.  Now with kids in tow and a host of other potentials, personally, I like to be more prepared.  In fact, stress, nerves and the knowledge that sometimes the little things can make all the difference is the reality for most of us.  Here's a spring break checklist to help you plan your next trip.

1) Over Indulgence

Recovery #77:   Because it is one of our most versatile combination remedies, #77 tops the list of vacation savers. Tainted food, hangover effects, stress headache, indigestion, heartburn, sleeplessness and even flu symptoms can find a faster exit when you remember to pack this one. Key ingredient:  Nux vomica  as the remedy of choice for symptoms resulting from "excess" or "over-indulgence."  Whether it's too much stress, food or alcohol or even stimulation, Nux is helpful for resulting symptoms of headache, flu, indigestion and fatigue.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Arsenicum alb - Restless remedy relieves vomiting and diarrhea, headaches, and anxious, restless fatigue related to flu, stomach flu, tainted food, worry or alcohol consumption. Its symptoms tend to include a burning sensation and can flare up just after midnight.
Nux vomica - A common remedy for the effects of stress, flu and overindulgence in food, alcohol, stimulants, work, fun, etc., relieves diverse symptoms including: vomiting, nausea, bruised brain headache, dizziness, sleeplessness from 3 am to 6am, and a large dose of irritability. 
Bryonia alb - If the symptom ‘worse with any motion’ marks your case, this remedy can bring much relief to flu, stress, hangover or gastric symptoms including: hammering headaches, flu misery, nausea and vertigo, especially if the patient is very irritable and refuses company and consolation.
Pulsatilla - Do you have to have the window open? This remedy specializes in somewhat flower like, loving individuals who need fresh air and wilt in the hot sun. They may also suffer with pulsating heavy headaches, restless sleep, nauseous heavy stomachs with gas and heartburn often triggered by rich food, and many cold and flu symptoms including a lingering night cough.

 2) First Aid for Injury and over-exertion

Hyland's Muscle Therapy Gel with Arnica:   Any travel list would be incomplete without Arnica montana in any form especially this first aid gel.  Arnica is arguably the most widely used homeopathic remedy in the world.  It not only addresses symptoms associated with over-exertion and muscle soreness, but also first aid treatment for bruising and injury.  We keep Hyland's Muscle Therapy Gel on our list, not just because it has Arnica, but because it addresses a wider variety of symptoms by including several other important homeopathicremedy ingredients:

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Arnica Montana - stiffness; pain; trauma; bruising
Hyperpicum Perforatum - pain due to injury to nerve-rich areas
Ruta Graveolens - pain in limbs, joints & bones, sprains, strains, repeat joint injury issues.
Ledum Pal - swelling; aches & pains; irritations, especially due to puncture wounds.
Bellis Perennis - muscular soreness; back pain, fatigue; sprains.

3) Motion Sickness

Car Sickness #100 - If you're travelling by plane, train, automobile or boat, #100 contains in important array of homeopathic single remedies including the top single remedy travel companion Cocculus.  Whether symptoms are related to motion, being contained in a stuffy space for hours on the road, or changes in diet, this classic formula helps travelers avoid or reduce dizziness, sick headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and sleeplessness without groggy side effects.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Cocculus - Homeopathy’s #1 single travel remedy fights off motion sickness, sleeplessness, lower back pain, and the effects of losing sleep, such as fatigue related to jet lag.
Petroleum - Relieves the longer lasting symptoms resulting from car, train or sea sickness, especially in gastric complaints with diarrhea and nausea.
Pulsatilla - This multipurpose single extends to car sickness when the only relief is to have the window down (fresh air).
Tabacum can save your vacation if the typical faint sinking feeling, vomiting, nausea and vertigo prevail.

4) Skin Injuries and Irritations

Hyland's Calendula Spray (non-alcohol solution) - Calendula in topical form is indicated for a number of skin issues, including minor burns, cuts, scrapes and even itchiness and irritation.  We like Hyland's Calendula Spray, because it's easily applied to very sensetive areas as is usually the case with sun burns.

Most reference books refer to Calendula as a remarkable healing topical remedy due to its uncanny ability to accelerate the mending surface tissues and minimize scarring. The only surface wounds that should not have Calendula are those that might have something trapped under the skin. Otherwise abrasions, sores, cuts, tears, lacerations, blisters, sunburn, scalds and minor burns, mend quickly under its gentle guidance.

5) Balance, Energy & Vitality

Tonic Tissue E - This blend of the five phosphate cell salts offers well rounded, support for young and old, especially during transitions or when overall vitality is running low.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Calc phos - The growth and repair cell salt helps the body connect with calcium phosphate which encourages healthy cellular activity and strong blood cells.
Ferrum phos - The homeopathic remedy best known for helping cases with 'no defining symptoms' can be very handy, especially when symptoms of minor fever, redness, irritation, joint pain and fatigue begin to appear.
Kali phos - The ‘nerve nutrient’ cell salt helps symptoms that show up when mental or physical energy is out of whack due to stress, pain, sadness or sleeplessness.
Mag phos - The anti-spasmodic, relaxing cell salt helps relations between nerves and muscles to ease tension, spasms, cramps and radiating pains.
Nat phos - The acidity balancing cell salt helps with both digestive and tissue/joint aggravations by keeping acids at bay.

*Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:45:31 +0000
<![CDATA[The secret to maximizing energy and minimizing fatigue]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/revitalize-cell-salts/ Just as a young plant needs lots of spring rain to grow healthy and strong, our cells need special attention to stay in balance through seasonal changes. 

Made from the basic mineral compounds our cells need, the Schuessler Cell Salt remedies  can help our bodies keep our systems in balance. If you feel like you're wilting rather than blooming this spring, take a closer look at the cell salts and all their special applications for spring issues.

Help Your Body Maximize Its Energy & Minimize Fatigue
The Phosphate Tools - (Calc phos, Ferrum phos Kali phos, Mag phos, and  Nat phos). The AMA Medical Glossary states that phosphorus, “is an important part of structures and membranes in the body; is also involved in numerous other chemical reactions.” In its purest form, the highly flammable chemical Phosphorus is so dense with energy it ignites on contact with air. Thus it makes sense that phosphate compounds in our cell salts are connected to energy, vitality, heat and the interconnectedness of cells. Magnesium phosphate, for instance, must be present for nerves and muscles to connect and run smoothly. This explains why its cell salt, Mag phos, is well known for soothing tension, cramps, spasms and certain pains. So when you need to feel more in sync, phosphates are at your service, especially in tissue combinations B and E, see below.  Click here for a chart describing all the Cell Salt Single Remedies.



Bioplasma - A combination of all 12 Cell Salts
Fatigue, Weakness, Weariness
This has been a favorite among retail and professional customers for generations. If feeling just a ‘bubble off plumb’, but no defining symptoms have appeared, or suffering the effects of eating more hamburgers than veggies lately, this combination of the twelve vital cell salts can offer your body support for getting you back in balance. This can extend to when certain foods or physical exertion lead to minor symptoms of fatigue or irritation.  It’s the only combination remedy available in different potencies - 6X, 12X & 30X


Tonic - Tissue E
Calc phos, Ferrum phos, Kali phos, Mag phos, Nat phos
Recovery, Growth, Fatigue, Low vitality, Low spirits, Nerve pain
This phosphate quintet provides very well rounded support for young and old, especially when overall vitality is running a bit low. Calc phos, the restorative, convalescence remedy, helps the body maintain healthy cellular activity. Ferrum phos helps the body find what it needs to reduce irritation, redness, swelling, fatigue, etc. The ‘nerve nutrient,’ Kali phos, helps the body when mental or physical energy is out of whack. Mag phos helps nerve-to-muscle communication to ease symptoms of tension, spasms and cramps. Nat phos, the acidity cell salt, helps with both digestive and tissue/joint aggravations by helping the body keep acids in balance. So, whenever life is a drain, this tonal remedy can help you relax and enjoy the music.   

 

 

Debility - Tissue B
Calc phos
, Ferrum phos, Kali phos
Weakness, Fatigue, Low spirits, Growth, Repair
This balancing tissue salt combination lets Kali phos relieve symptoms of pain, sadness and agitation, while Calc phos aids recovery, weakness and nutrition, and Ferrum phos helps the body reduce redness, irritation, minor fevers and turn around time. Calc phos and Ferrum phos make a great pair when the blood has been taxed, because calcium phosphate is necessary for building strong cells and iron phosphate is required for carrying the oxygen to where it is needed. So, if your nerves are wearied by work, growth, stress, illness, or teen-dom this remedy can give you and your cells a lift.

 

 

These descriptions are all in accordance with Dr. W. H. Schuessler’s Biochemic Therapeutics, which established the cell salt remedies in 1876. He states that our cells and organs rely on these twelve inorganic substances and that abnormal conditions (illnesses) arise when they are not in balance.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:13:54 +0000
<![CDATA[Trouble Sleeping]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/trouble-sleeping/

Trouble Sleeping, or is it all in your head? 

Daylight savings time is a reminder that even just one hour of sleep can make a huge difference for many of us.  While experts say it only takes about a day to adjust to one hour in time change, for some it takes longer.  The truth is that trouble sleeping in America is widespread, with far more complex causes than a simple time change.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control describes "insufficient sleep" as a "public health epidemic.  Recent health news articles advise that insufficient sleep can lead to other health problems, including more serious ones.  While the known causes for our trouble sleeping are numerous, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that the problem may be in our heads, quite literally.  The study found that the brains of people with trouble sleeping have more adaptable structures and more excitable neurons.  This quick and constant processing of information may be one of the reasons why people cannot sleep.

Why choose homeopathic remedies for trouble sleeping?

There are numerous over-the-counter and prescription drugs available for sleep problems.  It's important to understand the risks associated with conventional sleep drugs, including side-effects and possible addiction. It's equally important to understand the risks associated with insufficient sleep.  Some experts believe it's the most important indicator in how long we live, maybe even more important than high blood pressure, or smoking.  Interestingly, one of the conclusions researchers make in the recent Johns Hopkins study of poor sleepers, is that trouble sleeping is "not a night time disorder.  It's a 24 hour brain condition."  So beyond our concerns about side effects and addiction, we have to ask ourselves if taking a sedative to put us to sleep at night is the right course for addressing the root of our sleep problems. 

By contrast, homeopathic medicines indicated for trouble sleeping are not sedatives.  A well-chosen homeopathic remedy can help you sleep better, and in many cases may have a profound and quick response, but it won't put you to sleep in the conventional sense.  A closer look at these sleep remedies reveals how single homeopathic ingredients help these natural formulas address a range of specific symptoms, and may reveal what is underlying your sleeplessness.  

Insomnia - Tissue A - The cell salts in this combination offer fundamental relaxing sleep support. Made from the natural mineral compounds already in our cells, its ingredients offer simple ways to ease symptoms related to sleeplessness including: redness and irritation; muscle cramps and spasms; pain and restlessness. This unique formula offers relaxing support and peace of mind.

 Homeopathic Ingredients:

Ferrum phos - A fortifying cell salt, it offers support for symptoms of fatigue, low fever, redness and irritations that might delay your dreams.

 Kali phos - The ‘nerve nutrient’ of cell salts can help you rest easier if restless nerves, nervous fatigue, sadness or nerve pain are at the source.

 Mag phos - The anti-spasm cell salt relaxes symptoms such as leg cramps, muscle spasms, tension, radiating pains and even certain coughs so you can sleep naturally.

Natural, safe for adults and children and worry free! Because they are made from minerals vital to our cells, these cells salts provide the gentlest, most straightforward way to help bodies and minds find balance, health and vitality.

Sleep #173 - Not a sedative, not addictive, safe for kids and adults alike. The three singles remedies in this combination have calming applications that can ease nervous, excited, tired, stressed out nerves so you can sleep, naturally.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

 Avena sativa - The remedy derived from the common oat helps nerves that feel ‘too tired to sleep’ after a day of mental exertion or worry, or when drained by illness, fatigue or alcohol consumption.

 Kali phos - The nerve nutrient cell salt restores calm and composure to over-stressed, restless or emotional nerves, as well as injured painful nerves.

 Passiflora - Though its name is passionflower, this remedy is known for its ability to bring on sweet dreams when the day’s passions are past.

Tranquility #074 - Every single remedy ingredient in this unique combination’s calming, nerve-stabilizing formula, applies to situations in which stress, fatigue, grief or emotional turmoil can cause a downward spiral of sadness, weariness and sleeplessness. As its relief is non drowsy, non habit forming and 100% worry free for all ages, it can be applied whenever dark clouds are hovering nearby.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

 Kali phos - The nerve nutrient cell salt, offers balancing, revitalizing support when injury, illness, stress or sadness result in a heavy, yet restless fatigue, sleeplessness or loss of nerve power.

 Ignatia - Homeopathy’s emotional first aid remedy, relieves nerves frayed by a range of emotional stresses, including grief, loss, breakups, disappointment, homesickness, anger, jealousy or just sadness.

 Agnus castus - This unique remedy made from the Chaste Tree is known to help lighten the sadness and depressed spirits that can haunt the weary.

 

  *Please note that our homeopathic remedies are indicated for occasional sleeplessness, as insomnia is considered a medical condition which deserves professional attention.
These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. 

 

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Recent Health News for Sleep Trouble

Fatty acid intake may help with better sleep

Study finds that omega-3 was associated with improved sleep in the children, and omega-6 also saw a modest association with fewer sleep issues.

New study finds differences in brains of poor sleepers

People who experience insomnia or have trouble getting restful sleep may have more plasticity and activity in their brains, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Parents wield power in developing children's sleep health

Children who have trouble going to bed or getting restful sleep may benefit the most from parents setting a good example and developing stronger rules, a recent study from the National Sleep Foundation found.

Sleep may be harder to catch up on than many thought

Many people with long hours at work, who need to wake up early and like spending time with their family in the evenings do not get enough sleep.

Poor sleep may lead to more pain in older people

For many people, restless sleep can mean a difficult morning both mentally and emotionally the next day. But a new study suggested that chronic restless sleep could lead to daily joint pain and muscle ache for elderly people, too.

 

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:24:19 +0000
<![CDATA[Homeopathic healing essentials]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/homeopathic-healing-essentials/

The Remedies you need when you need them 

Meet 12 essentials homeopathic remedy products that should be in every medicine chest. Whether you have them bundled in this kit or standing by in their traditional packaging, they can save you pain, trauma, time and money!

6 Essential Homeopathic Remedy Singles & 1 Arnica Bump Stick

The more familiar you are with these essential single remedies, the sooner you can tap into homeopathy’s more extensive healing opportunities. Each of these remedies (6X potency) offers multi-symptom relief for a range of symptoms.

Arnica - In tablet(6x) form and as an ointment in the Arnica Bump Stick. The most essential first aid remedy anywhere should be given after common injuries to relieve symptoms of bruising, swelling and pain. Featured on opposite page.

Aconite - Sudden cold symptoms, sudden fevers, effects of shock (both physical and emotional), headaches with a burning sensation, restlessness and sensitivity to pain. The keys to choosing this remedy are shock to the system and sudden onset. Whether its the shock of a cold wind that catches you off guard or a frightening dream or incident, a quick dose of Aconite has an uncanny way of helping the body understand what’s happening and efficiently take care of the threat.

Belladonna - Sudden hot fevers, heat exposure, throbbing headaches, throbbing pains, flushes and flaring tempers. Belladonna helps a variety of symptoms related to heat, minor fevers, flu, colds, stress, etc. Hot, red, throbbing and restless are they keys to choosing Belladonna whether your symptoms relate to headaches, flu, hot flashes, etc.

Carbo veg  - Gas, heartburn and digestive problems soon after eating, constipation, stubborn coughs, fatigue and convalescence. When gas starts within an hour after eating, this is a much more natural way to calm the system than chalky tablets that can exacerbate the acidity issues. When in a weakened state due to illness, surgery, etc., Carbo veg can ease symptoms such as constipation, cold sweats, overall chilliness, etc., and help the body find the stimulation it needs to restore its own vitality.

Phosphorus - Cuts, nosebleeds, dental work, wheezing coughs, flu, vomiting, headaches, sleeplessness.  It can bring relief to achy cold and flu sufferers with racking violent coughs, raw sore throats, tightness in the chest, thirsty fevers, vomiting, and other miseries. Its best benefits go to energetic, affectionate, fair-skinned individuals who worry and need regular rest.

Rhus tox - Stiff irritated joints, backaches and other pains if they improve with gentle motion; itchy irritating rashes and other minor skin symptoms; certain cold or flu symptoms. Rhus is a much loved remedy for its ability to ease minor rheumatic pains and back and joints that stiffen when sitting still and limber up with gentle motion.

5 Comprehensive Combinations

Meet 5 essentials that should be in every medicine chest. With these time-tested combos, you can relieve physical, mental and emotional stresses before they have a chance to spiral into bigger problems.

Bioplasma 6x -Disagreeable Foods, Fatigue, Blahs, Not quite sure yets...All 12 essential cell salts unite to bring relief to a broad range of symptoms and to encourage recovery from illness, fatigue or the blahs. This popular favorite is safe to take even when you have that ‘bubble off plumb’ feeling that you can’t quite define.

Insomnia Tissue A - Restlessness, Leg Cramps, Tension, Sleeplessness This calming favorite blends cell salts that can ease many wakeful symptoms including leg cramps, muscle spasms, tension, restlessness, minor fever or fatigue.

Backache #199 - Back Pain, Minor Injuries, Spasms, Bruises, Sprains This time-tested remedy relieves a range of symptoms resulting from backaches and related muscles and joints, including spasms, minor rheumatic pain, bruising, stiffness and muscleaches.

Cold Solutions with Zinc #399 - Colds, Coughs, Early Flu Symptoms Our most comprehensive cold remedy offers natural relief and encourages a speedy recovery from cold, cough and flu symptoms.

Recovery Remedy #77 - Flu, Stomach Flu, Headaches, Hangovers Among the most multi-purpose remedies, it combines stress relieving ingredients that can ease symptoms related to colds, stomach flu, indigestion, stress headaches, hangovers and sleeplessness.

  *Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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The Handy Kit

All twelve medicines (on the left) in this tidy nylon pouch will come in handy time and time again for relieving symptoms and speeding recovery.

Comprehensive care – First aid (bruises, sprains, strains, etc), colds, flu, minor joint pains, rashes, headaches, backache and sleeplessness are just a smattering of the common symptoms that can benefit by having what is in this kit.

Perfect travel companion for hikes, outings, vacations, trips to the playground, ball game or dog park, etc. Because the remedies are in hard, protective, plastic bottles, this kit will never weigh you down.

Savings, too. Buying a kit with all twelve of these kit-size essential remedies saves you more than 32 Dollars! Add to that the cost of the sick days you might be spared, and the deal gets better and better.

Kit contains: Instructive card and Arnica Bump Stick (8gm ointment), plus these singles and combinations in 125 tablet bottles: Backache #199, Bioplasma 6x, Colds w/Zinc #399, Insomnia Tissue A, Recovery Remedy #77, Aconite 6x, Arnica 6x, Belladonna 6x Carbo veg 6x, Phosphorus 6x, Rhus tox 6x

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:11:33 +0000
<![CDATA[Sore Throat Symptoms & Sore Throat Remedies]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/sore-throat/

Homeopathic Sore Throat Remedies and Sore Throat Symptoms

Here in the northern hemisphere, we're deep into some of the coldest temperatures winter has to throw at us.  Ultra cold usually means more time spent inside where we're closer together and that means more chance to catch colds and viruses.  Colds often start with sore throat symptoms and this is the best time to treat a cold with homeopathy.  A good homeopathic remedy selection at this stage can profoundly impact the duration of the cold, sometimes driving it out all together and at other times, moving you into and out of subsequent phases of the cold more quickly.  Here are a few homeopathic remedy suggestions for sore throat symptoms.  Remember, the sooner you catch it the better!

Throat Irritation #17 - From sudden dryness to lingering irritations, here’s calming throat symptom relief.

If trying to stop a cold while it is just a sore throat or tame painfulirritation  in the throes of a cold or flu, this combination offers natural healing relief. This formula’s ingredients have applications for treating sore throat symptoms ranging from mild irritation to minor, but dark red swollen throats that make swallowing very painful.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Ferrum phos - The anti-inflammatory cell salt, relieves symptoms of redness and irritation at the source.

Belladonna - Quickly relieves swollen sore throat symptoms such as dry, red irritation, and rawness with a sensation of constriction, especially on  the right side.

Mercurius bin - Helps swollen sore throat symptoms including pains that move from left to right and may extend to muscles in the throat and neck, plus a lump sensation that makes it painful to swallow.

Phytolacca - Specializes in helping dark red, very painful, swollen sore throat symptoms that send shooting pains up to the ears and make sticking your tongue out a painful prospect.

Throat Tissue K - Eases sore throat pain and irritation with the cell salts throats depend on.

The cell salts in this combination work with the body’s natural chemistry to speed healing and soothe throat irritation. With the cell salts most important for: soothing redness, irritation and minor fevers; breaking down phlegm and congestion; and soothing pain, this natural tissue remedy supports the body.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Ferr phos - Eases irritation and boosts cellular support.

Kali mur - Helps the body break down mucus discharge (especially white mucus with white coated tongue).

Kali phos - Eases pain and related irritability.

Best Single Homeopathic Remedies for Sore throat Symptoms

Mercurius viv -

The Merc viv soar throat sympsoms begin on the right side.  Too hot, too cold but rarely just right. Like the thermometer it has given us, Mercurius cases are very sensitive to temperature changes and often take cold or become discouraged, weary and restless when the weather is too hot, too cold, too cloudy or too damp. That’s just the beginning of this remedy’s instability.

Merc's many trademark symptoms include smelly discharges, mouth symptoms and a tendency to catch colds or other acute irritations frequently. Mercurius colds have a very sore throat and thick yellow discharges that leave nose, eyes and even ears raw. This leads to sinus congestion, sinus headaches with tearing pains and congestion with bouts of coughing and yellow green mucus.

Kali bich -

The Kali bich sore thoat symptoms are higlighted by red and inflamed throat and swollen glands. Kali bich’s sore, stitching, as if bruised, wandering but ‘in one spot’ pains usually come and go suddenly. Chilly individuals who are sensitive to cold (especially on the back of the neck), yet cannot take much summer heat are prime targets for Kali bich symptoms. They tend to avoid mental and physical exertion, are sensitive to allergies, and prefer to live an orderly life completely by the rule book.

 

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:42:31 +0000
<![CDATA[The Importance of Cell Salts]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/tissue-salts/

Cell Salts: balancing support from the inside out

Tissue Salts, commonly referred to as "Cell Salts" are a group of homeopathic remedies developed primarily by an early Biochemist, Dr. Wm Scheussler. He made the cell salts from the basic mineral compounds that he found were critical to cells in the body, such as calcium and potassium compounds.  Other names used to describe this sub-set of homeopathic remedies include "Schuessler Tissue Salts", and "Biochemic Tissue Salts".

The Importance of Cell Salts

According to Scheussler, whether you are working with cases of excess (especially with the sodium "Natrum" cell salts) or deficiency, the Tissue Salt remedies stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms to relieve symptoms resulting from imbalances. The cell salts should not be used alone to correct deficiencies, but, as Scheussler says, they can help our systems figure out how to assimilate the minerals they need.

In his biochemic theory, Dr. Schuessler states that these minerals are at the source of both the cure and cause of common health problems and that the Tissue Salts derived from them can give the body what it needs to combat illness. With today’s reliance on highly processed foods, keeping a healthy balance of minerals in the body is a major challenge. This helps explain the ever growing popularity of the Tissue Salt remedies, and our Cell Salt Travel Kit.

Facts about Homeopathic Cel Salts

• A simple system based on Dr. Schuessler’s Biochemic Theory that helps the body assimilate and balance 12 vital  mineral nutrients.

• Homeopathic Tissue Salts are made from the minerals that cells require every day.

• Homeopathic Tissue Salts are specially formulated in homeopathic microdoses, making them safe for the whole family including children over one year of age.

• Safe to use with other medications.

• Available as easy-to-use, quickdissolving tablets.

Ideal for Self-Care and Safe for the Whole Family

Homeopathic Tissue salts give families the flexibility and assurance of safety they need to treat minor health symptoms quickly and effectively. As they will not react with other medications, Homeopathic Tissue Salts complement any health plan. More and more healthcare practitioners are embracing Tissue Salts for natural, self-care options for their patients. Parents can rely on homeopathic tissue salts to help solve their children’s minor health issues before they may become more serious. They are perfect for children because they taste good, are easy to use, work very well with children’s very responsive health systems, and are safe by themselves or in combination with other therapies. Effective in stimulating fast healing responses, homeopathic tissue salts relieve and speed recovery to resolve common symptoms related to colds, flu, earaches, muscle aches, etc.

We treat cell salt descriptions In the same detailed manner that we describe other homeopathic single remedies so that you can match your symptoms to the remedy's pattern of symptoms.
 

Quick History of Schuessler Cell Salts

Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, a German doctor, established the theory of Biochemic medicine in 1873. Dr. Schuessler combined the principles of biochemistry with homeopathy to give us the 12 safe & natural Tissue Salts – each derived from one of the 12 inorganic mineral compounds most important to our cellular health.

More information and resources on homeopathic Cell salts:

Product Category listing individual Cell Salts

Product Category listing unique homeopathic Cell Salts Combination Remedies

  *Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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The 12 Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedies

Calc fluor - the elasticity expert

Varicose Veins • Hemorrhoids • Stretch Marks  • Joint Pain • Minor Growth & Repair

Calc phos - building block cell salt

Minor Growing pains • Weakness • Digestion • Joint Pains • Teething

Calc sulph  - sinus and skin cell salt

Cleansing Support • Skin Sores & Wounds • Colds & Congestions • Yellow Mucus

Ferrum phos - the iron cell salt

Minor Fever • Colds • Fatigue • Throbbing Pain • Redness • Pale Skin

Kali mur - a cleansing cell salt

Colds • Sinus & Ear Congestion • Acne • Thrush • Indigestion • White Mucus/Discharge

Kali phos - nerve nutrient cell salt

Nerve Pain • Headaches • Ear Noise • Anxious Nerves • Sadness • Restless Sleep

Kali sulph - deep cleansing cell salt

Colds & Congestions • Skin Issues • Yellow Mucus/Discharges • Indigestion • Joint Pain

Mag phos - anti-spasm cell salt

#1 for Cramps & Spasms • Leg & Menstrual Cramps • Radiating Nerve Pain • Sciatic Pain • Colic

Natrum mur - restorative cell salt

Colds • Sinus • Dryness •Grief & Emotional Stress • Sleeplessness • Headaches

Natrum phos - the antacid cell salt

Acidity • Gas & Indigestion • Muscle & Joint Stiffness • Headaches • Indifferent Fatigue

Natrum sulph - a cleansing cell salt

Nausea • Biliousness • Sick Headache • Joint Pain • Damp Conditions • Sadness

Silicea - the "grit" cell salt

Skin • Acne, Sores & Splinters • Scar Tissue • Sinus Congestion • Constipation  

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Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:24:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Unique pain medicines for the many individual pain symptoms]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/unique-pain-medicines/

Pain Meds in the news

Pain medicine is a hot topic in health news again.  This time it's because FDA is asking health care professionals to discontinue prescribing and dispensing  combination drug products that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per dose.  The issue is that overdosing can cause acute liver failure and because many combination drugs contain Acetaminophen, people may not always be aware of how much they are actually taking. 

Pain & Homeopathy

Pain is a big area of focus in homeopathy.  That's partly because many people with chronic health conditions experience pain symptoms and turn to homeopathic remedies because they want to avoid the dangers of other medications; but it's also because homeopathy is known for success in dealing with pain.  In particular, Arnica comes to mind for muscle soreness and bruising.  Pain, however, is a very broad topic and there are several different "types" of pain that exhibit unique symtoms.  And that's how homeopathy raises the bar - with it's ability to address unique symptoms with unique remedies. 

We've written about numerous pain topics in this blog in the last year or so.  Each of these articles may help you learn more about the type of pain that affects you, along with homeopathic remedies that might be indicated. You can also check out our most popular homeopathic combination remedies for pain related symptoms in the side bar on the right.  And just in case we weren't clear, none of these contain acetaminophen in any dose!

Cold Weather Joint Pain

"Radiating Pain" - the common keynote in homeopathic nerve pain remedies

Post workout Recovery with Homeopathy

TLC for backs, backaches and your back problem

Aging and Pain

Homeopathic Belladonna & Other Headache Remedies

In addition to the three popular homeopathic combinations on the right, one product everyone should have in their medicine cabinet is Hyland's Muscle Therapy Gel with Arnica.  This soothing gel spreads on easily and includes a diverse group of homeopathic remedy inredients that will address several different types of pain symptoms.  It provides on-the-spot relief from symptoms of muscle pain, soreness, bruising and swelling due to injuries and overexertion. This gel has a light pleasant smell, it absorbs quickly with no greasy residue.

Homeopathic formula:

Arnica Montana - symptoms of bruising, swelling and pain due to minor injuires*
Hypericum Perforatum - pain symptoms due to injuries in nerve rich areas and minor joint irritation*
Ruta Graveolens - pain symptoms in joints and limbs due to sprains and daily wear and tear*
Ledum Pal - joint pain symptoms due to repeat injuries, strains or swelling*
Bellis Perennis - varied symptoms including back pain, muscular soreness and fatigue*

 

  *Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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Homeopathic Combination Remedies for Pain

Headaches #33

From sudden fierce headaches to slow moving, heavy headaches, 1-800 Homeopathy's Headache's #33’s provides extensive, worry free relief. This unique formula’s calming applications apply to a variety of pains including throbbing, bursting, shooting, pressing and nauseating headaches

Homeopathic Ingredients: Aconite, Belladonna, Bryonia, Iris, Nux vom

Backache #199

Combines natural back relief for a range of symptoms including muscle cramps, spasms, radiating pains and minor stiffness. Whether exertion, minor injury, stress, minor rheumatic irritation or everyday use causes pain, these quick dissolving tablets can bring natural relief.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Aconite, Arnica, Belis per, Bryonia, Mag phos, Rhus tox

MuscleAches #44

Along with Arnica’s many benefits for sore muscles, bruising, etc., this customer favorite contains the classic ingredients for treating symptoms due to muscle strains, cramps and spasms, plus joint pains and sprains. Whether symptoms result from injuries, exercise, or everyday stresses, #44 can be a relaxing, comforting companion at home and at the gym.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Arnica, Bryonia, Cimicifuga, Mag phos, Rhus tox, Ruta grav

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:57:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Flu Season 2014]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/flu-season-2014/

Flu Season 2014 - It's here. 

Flu season is here.  Many states are reporting that the flu is widespread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to the flu, traditionally the very young and the elderly have been the most likely to get infected. But a recent report by USA Today said that young adults may be more likely to get infected by the predominant flu strain of H1N1. Because the flu is often more dangerous than a common cold, it's important to understand the difference.  Key symptoms are similar, but flu is usually more severe and characterized by severe body aches, headaches and fever, and can last for a week or more, compared to most colds which last just a few days. 

Homeopathic remedies can be effective in managing symptoms associated with flu and colds by reducing the severity of symptoms, and encouraging a speedier recovery.*  The key to success in doing so is matching the right homeopathic remedy with an individual's symptoms.  This can be challenging.  To help, we've put together a simple web page application with content from Dr. Stephen Messer, N.D.'s Cold & Flu Remedy Finder. It's important to point out that these homeopathic remedies do not prevent the flu, and if you suspect that you have the flu you should always seek professional medical help.  Here are some of the more common homeopathic remedies for flu symptoms:

Homeopathic remedies for flu symptoms

Ferrum phos - This cell salt gives support to low riding fevers, especially in babies, children or anyone who catches cold easily. Whenever symptoms like redness, heat, throbbing or fever, suggest acute irritations (sore red throat, toothache, minor ear pain, common colds, skin eruptions, etc.), Ferr phos helps the body make the blood do its job and fix the problem quickly.  Ferr phos does have a few more specific applications. The shooting or throbbing headaches it relieves are better with an ice pack, especially if sun induced. When pain involves joints, especially if only one joint tends to be irritated at a time.  Stomachs that vomit undigested food can appreciate Ferrum phos as can certain cases of incontinence and urinary leaks at night.*

Belladonna - This one helps relieve symptoms involving heat - hot fevers, hot to the touch, hot face, hot temper, hot spots, hot throats, hot ears... though hands and feet are probably cool.  Its cold or flu has a sudden fever, hot dry sore throat, a dry, hard, barking cough and red face. In most Belladonna cases, the symptoms often follow exposure to cold air when wet (swimming or rain, wet hair). If similar symptoms result from too much fun in the sun, Belladonna can be called on to relieve minor heat symptoms.  Don’t underestimate its throbbing pains. It can quickly relieve dizzying, throbbing headaches that will not let you bend over.*  Please note that anytime headaches run high or last long, professional guidance is advised. If your doctor is using new protocol to wait 24-48 hours before taking direct action, that's a perfect time for letting Belladonna relieve cold, flu and ear pain symptoms. 

Bryonia - Bryonia was given the nicknames ‘grumpy bear’  because it applies best when stress or illness sets off a grumpy irritabilty that refuses comfort and does not want to be spoken to, bothered or moved in any way.  Bryonia relieves ailments that approach slowly, linger too long and may result from being chilled when overheated or from fast weather changes. It specializes in cold and flu symptoms involving dryness. They have a dry, hacking cough with stitching pains, bone-aching, chill-ridden fever, great thirst for cold water, dry throat and a “don’t touch me, leave me alone” growl.*

Eupatorium - This remedy earned the name ‘boneset’ as an herb used to purge ‘bone breaking’ fevers by encouraging perspiration. As ‘like cures like’, the homeopathic Eupatorium applies best to flu or cold symptoms marked by aching bones, muscles and even eyes, plus shivering chills and throbbing headaches. Except for the sharp headaches which may or may not begin with the flu, all the symptoms it relieves improve with sweating and rest and are marked by restlessness and a great thirst for cold drinks and hunger for ice cream.*

Gelsemium - Possibly best known for its ability to relieve certain flu symptoms, Gelsemium aids an achy, weak, heavy, yet somewhat restless or trembling types of flu that build up gradually to great fatigue. Its flu relief includes diverse symptoms including aching fever, chills and congestion; flushed face, droopy eyelids, little thirst, a lump in the throat sensation, pain from throat to ear on swallowing, a dazed, dull mind and much fatigue.  A Gelsemium-style dull congestive headache symptoms include: hammering, pulsating, ‘like a tight band’, occipital pain that you cannot do anything but lie still.*

Aconite - Easing colds symptoms in their initial phase is Aconite's claim to fame. When shocked by cold wind or trauma, our bodies become more susceptible to colds. As soon as noses run or sore throat flare, it is the best time to take Aconite. If given with the first sneeze, sniffle, dry throat, dry barking cough, minor ear pain, fever or other sign that a cold is on its way, Aconite will often cut it short. Its cold symptoms may include a thirst for cold drinks, chills, a flushed face (sometimes just one cheek is red) and the fear that it is bound to get worse.*

Keep in mind that this list of rememdies is not comprehensive.  There are lots of choices when it comes to cold & flu symptoms.  Be sure to check out the Cold & Flu Remedy Finder for more options, and also browse our Flu Sub-Category.

  *Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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Homeopathic Combination Remedies for Flu

Flu / Severe Colds #86

Strong colds and feverish flu can find natural relief in this unique combination. Its classic homeopathic ingredients can ease symptoms and encourage a speedier recovery from acute fevers and flu symptoms. Its versatility lets it treat sudden fevers with chills as well as stifling slow moving, bone chilling miseries with lingering coughs and irritations.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Ferrum phos, Belladonna, Bryonia alb, Eupatorium, Gelsemium

Hyland's DEFEND Severe Cold & Flu

Comprehensive formula dissolves in hot water! Dissolve a packet of this powder in hot water and sip your bodyaches, chills and congestions away. It tastes like honey and lemon, and fights the symptoms of cold and flu naturally. Comprehensive homeopathic formula.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Aconite, Anas barbariea hep, Bryonia, Eupatorium perf, Euphrasia, Gelsemium, Kali iod

Hyland's 4Kids Complete Flu Care

This formula’s two-phase action helps shorten flu from the onset and relieve flu symptoms. When given at onset of symptoms, this special homeopathic formula speeds healing and minimizes flu symptoms. If the flu takes hold, use Hyland’s Complete Flu Care 4 Kids to relieve fever, headache, body aches and chills. It’s safe, natural and aspirin-free.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Eupatorium Perfoliatum, Bryonia Alba, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Euphrasia Officinalis, Kali Iodatum, Anas Barbariae Hepatis Et Cordis Extractum

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<![CDATA[6 "Must Read" Homeopathy Blogs from 2013]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/homeopathy-blogs-2013/

6 "Must Read" Homeopathy Blogs from 2013

Here's a short list of our most popular blog entries from 2013. These top 1-800 Homeopathy blog entries are based on page views, comments and facebook "likes". If you haven't read these, be sure to check them out. If you've already read them, a second look can be a great refresher!

1) Aging and pain - How to make the pain from old injuries & stiff joints a thing of the past

Our history comes with us, recording all the shocks, bruises, traumas... Homeopathy helps our bodies work through and around all the mixed messages of the past to repair, revitalize and restore itself. It may take a pro to untangle chronic pains, but you can help yourself in simple ways to ease injuries, localize pain and help the body heal itself, without any issues with other medications.

2) The 8 best homeopathic combos for sinus, cold & flu

Some say catching a cold means a healthy body is exercising its immunity. Some believe it means your resistance is low. Either way, the shorter and the fewer congestions you have to fight, the better. As it is the season for ragweed and other allergens, plus the school year’s latest germs and viruses, cold winds, etc., Fall is the perfect time to stock up on the homeopathic remedies that can help your body defend itself.

3) What "The Dr. Oz Show" didn't exactly say about these important homeopathic "starter" remedies

The Dr. Oz Show did an informative segment on homeopathy, making recommendations on a few homeopathic remedies for a "homeopathy starter kit." If you saw the show, there's more you need to know about the important homeopathic remedies for these health conditions. If you missed the show, all the single homeopathic remedies discussed on his show are defined here - and more! As his primary guest, Dr. Lisa Samet discussed, in order to be effective, a homeopathic remedy should match the symptoms of the person who needs it. She and Dr. Oz then introduced five of the many remedies that treat specific ailments in specific cases:

4) Homeopathy, cell salts and simple advice for your back problem

Backs are fascinating– unless it is your your back problem and it hurts. Backs are the quintessence of bones, ligaments, nerves, muscles and even organs being intricately intertwined. So much so that just deciding if the pain involves injury, slipped disks, pinched nerves, kidney problems, emotional stress, muscular deficiency, or wear and tear, can be very challenging.

5) Three Steps to Finding Your Natural Health Balance with Cell Salts

Health Care Begins with Self Care and Self Care Begins with homeopathic Cell salts! Explore the Cell Salts for safe simple ways to help the body find what it needs to rebuild, restore, recharge and revitalize its essential resources.

6) Seven important homeopathic remedies for coughs

One thing about homeopathy and single homeopathic remedies - they work best when applied based on an individual's symptoms. So as cold season bares down on us, in homeopathy it's more important to focus on the "cough" rather than the "cold." Unless of course, you don't have a cough, then you would look at sinus or other key symptoms. But usually with colds, it's the cough that is the key indicator. There are many types of coughs and unique sub-sets of symptoms associated with those coughs. While this list is not comprehensive, it highlights 7 important single homeopathic remedies. Each one addresses a unique type of cough and set of symptoms that may accompany that cough.

 

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Our best news articles of 2013

How light and jet lag influence the circadian clock

People boarding planes bound for warmer climates this year are probably thinking more about the sand between their toes than circadian clocks.

Dwelling on the past may increase inflammation

When it comes to stressful situations, sometimes it may be best to just let them go.

It's better to acknowledge emotions than suppress them

When it comes to emotions, everyone is different.

What triggers migraines?

Individuals who experience migraine pain are probably often trying to determine what causes these headaches, so they can avoid them.

A little more sleep could mean a lot more production

Whether people have trouble falling asleep or waking up, as little as 20 extra minutes of sleep each night might be able to help increase people's brains performance by twice or three times as much.

Reducing stress can be as simple as a walk in the woods

People who make time to take a stroll under a canopy of trees or through a grassy field may have mastered stress control better than the average American.

Poor sleep will show on the skin

People who want to look young and vibrant should look into homeopathic treatments for insomnia, since recent research has found that insufficient sleep is associated with negative changes to facial features.

A well-rested teen is a healthy one

Some parents may be worried about how much their children sleep - since teenagers seem to want to sleep all of the time if parents let them. 

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:54:11 +0000
<![CDATA[The Amazing Kali Bich and Other Sinus Heroes]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/sinushero/ When the Going Gets Tough...The Sinus Heroes Get Going.

Kali Bich

Possibly the best known sinus hero, Kali Bich’s (pronounced Kali Bik), specialty is tough, stubborn mucus that sits thick and ropy in the sinus. This sticky, yellow to green mucus is the culprit behind sinusitis, post nasal-drip, stubborn, hawking coughs, hoarseness and pain, especially between the eyes. Even if it moves into your chest, the Kali Bich cough remains painful and croupy. Dry, swollen, sore throats accompanied by pain that may extend to the ears also fall under the domain of the powerful Kali Bich, and if sinus medications have suppressed nasal-sinus symptoms, call in this remedy to loosen up the problem.

Its sinus headaches and migraine-like pains may come on at the same time every day and start in a specific spot then extend out to one side or the whole head (bones included) depending on the severity of the sinus congestion. They are worse in the morning, at night and for motion. Like Kali mur, a white coated tongue is likely on your symptom list.

Kali bich’s sore, stitching, as if bruised, wandering but ‘in one spot’ pains usually come and go suddenly. If these pains occur in weak limbs, painful swollen rheumatic joints, a sore achilles tendon and certain cases of sciatica (left sided, better walking), Kali bich is likely to bring relief. These same wandering single spot pains apply to its headaches and abdominal distress as well. Though it sounds odd, these pains may be the only relief from its cold symptoms as Kali bich’s ailments do not like to coexist.

Chilly individuals who are sensitive to cold (especially on the back of the neck), yet cannot take much summer heat are prime targets for Kali bich symptoms. They tend to avoid mental and physical exertion, are sensitive to allergies, and prefer to live an orderly life completely by the rule book. Whether your lifestyle is regulated or foot loose, we can all benefit from Kali bich’s great relief now and then.

Silicea

Made from rock crystal, this cell salt’s source provides the strength in straw, plant stems, sponges, feathers, hair, skin, nails and bone surfaces. As the ‘grit’ remedy, Silica’s strengthening action helps many conditions that need cleansing or purging, especially in weakened individuals and disorders. When weak or overtaxed cleansing systems cause skin and gland symptoms, Silica can help the body clear out many issues. In the skin, it helps clear acne, splinters, boils, abscesses, ulcers, corns, tooth infections, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. It has proven very supportive in helping when glands are swollen or inflamed as in swollen sore throats and blocked eye ducts in newborns. The colds it treats best suffer under sinus and ear congestion with dry, crusty or blocked nasal passages and hammering, burning headaches. When a winter cough will not go away, Silica might be just the solution to clearing it and all the thick yellow mucus out.  

Lycopodium

Lycopodium can quickly relieve certain headaches: over-the-eyes sinus pain after a sinus blocking cold; a temple to temple pain; or an occipital headache at night. Its common cold has yellow-green lumpy mucus, blocked sinuses, a constant, worse at night cough, right-sided sore throat that may move left, and fever. This cold may trigger its humming, roaring ear noise.  If you visualize the prehistoric Lycopodium as a towering tree-like structure which over time has been reduced to a small evergreen shrub, you get a feel for the two-sidedness of this remedy’s personality. Its descriptions are full of seemingly contradictory terms: inflated ego & inferiority problems, tyrannous at home & timid at school, mentally sharp & physically dull, haughty & lacks confidence, driven to succeed & lacks self discipline... It has proven very helpful to children, especially boys, who are full of indecision, worry and exam/performance nerves, yet can generally perform perfectly when in the spotlight. They may fear failure, new things or new people and become shy and introverted, or learn to compensate by bragging, bullying and acting aggressively.

Some Heroic Combinations

Sinus #203

This remedy's sinus relief is complete. Euphrasia's sinus troubles behave more like colds with profuse burning tears especially in the morning, plus profuse, bland nasal discharge, and often a bursting catarrhal headache that may set everything running. Kali bich is among the masters of sinus trouble when its thick stringy yellow mucus clogs eyes, ears, noses and throats causing pressure and pain, especially at the base of the nose. Hydrastis adds support when post- nasal drip and profuse burning yellow mucus lead to a dull, pressing headache and a harsh cough. Pulsatilla's thick yellow mucus may be in the eyes, nose, chest or sinuses which often results in a pressing sore headache. However your sinus trouble shows up, this #203 combination should
clear things up

Sinus Colds/Head Colds #29

All three of these remedies have a strong affinity for mucus membranes leading to sinus pain and congestion. Hydrastis is best known for yellow ropy mucus following colds that clog the sinuses. Pulsatilla colds are usually ripe ones that linger too long and often lead to sinus headaches throbbing in the temples, burning tears, bland yellow eye discharge and frequent ear congestion. Sanguinaria has a headache that moves from the back to the front to settle over the eyes and may have a roaring earache - all its pains tend to the right side. Be careful not to ignore those ears though.  

Nasal / Sinus #10

If you have tough stubborn mucus, this remedy should prove beneficial. Whether your main complaint is a sinus headache, fluent or blocked nasal passages, sticky eyes, hawking throat or even a rattling, persistent or choking cough, #10 has something to help.  Antimonium tart, a master of coughs and stubborn mucus, can help when the sinuses, or any part of the respiratory system are full. The real sinus reliever, Kali bich, applies when the thick, yellow-green, stringy mucus clogs the sinuses, blocks nasal passages, lines the throat and lungs and may fill the ears as well. Merc bin will add extra relief if there is much mucus in the throat and pain in the front and back of the head. Spongia offers special attention when there is mucus irritation, but everything feels dry and tight - blocked sinuses with bursting headaches, and dry suffocating coughs.

 

Cell Salts Anyone?

The Cell Salt family offers a whole range of help for sinus distress.

Ferrum phos: For the first stages of fever, congestion and pain in the sinus. Look for a flushed face, quickened pulse and throbbing pain.

Kali mur: This salt’s mucous is thick and white, the head feels stuffy with a dull pain in the sinus.

Natrum Mur: When sinus pain feels like a hammer beating against your head, or your nose is seriously blocked-up with copious, clear discharge, then this water-distributor cell salt is the one to call on. Especially if your sense has smell has diminished and cold air makes it worse.

Kali Sulph: If the discharge is yellow, worse in the evenings and with warmth.

 

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:12:29 +0000
<![CDATA[ Holiday Travel Tips - Homeopathy Style]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/holiday-travel-tips/

Holiday Travel Tips - homeopathy style :)

It might be a short trip to grandmothers, a half day's drive to see mom and dad, or a long flight cross country to visit family and friends; we want to help you accumulate mileage points, not mileage pains. No jet lag, no diarrhea, no backache, no worries, no fatigue, no sleeplessness. The difference between a vexing vacation and a restful respite can be just a dose or two of the right homeopathic remedy. To make sure you get the best out of your holiday travel, here are some special homeopathic remedy options. You can always call us from anywhere and we'll send what you need to wherever you are.

Travel Basics

Between the jet lag, nerves, nausea, diarrhea, aches and other ailments that can beset the weary traveler, it's a wonder anyone tackles travel without helpful homeopathic remedy companions like these.

Jet Lag #101 - You don't waste time catching up with the clock or nursing your aches and pains with this remedy around. With something for everything from nausea, motion sickness, sleeplessness and fatigue to backaches, headaches, muscle aches bumps and bruises, this remedy packs a load of relief.  Buy Now

Car Sickness #100 - Keeping children in the back seat is tough if one of them is always car sick. And what about the one who has to have the window down? Or the spouse who can't take a cruise without spending every day in sick bay? Peace at last with #100.  Buy Now

Traveller's Diarrhea #335 - Since this remedy covers diarrhea from stress or dietary errors, it works at home or on the road. It even packs some relief if tainted food is on the menu or stomach flu is in the air. Buy now

Hangover/Recovery #77 - Though hangover relief is only the tip of this remedy's relief and support, when you have a few too many at the holiday party, or are having trouble bouncing back from your journey or flu, you will be glad you packed this remedy. Buy Now

Nervousness #4 - Don't let your holiday's memories be full of what you should not have said or wish you had done instead or ... This remedy can help you put your best foot forward as well as relieving the jitters and fatigue of travel. Buy Now 

#1 Single Homeopathic Remedy for Motion Sickness

Though there are many remedies you should never leave behind when travelling, especially Arnica, Cocculus stands out as a vacation saver.

Cocculus indicus (Indian cockle)

Motion sickness, vertigo, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, weariness, jet lag and even a nasty lower back pain may all be working against you until you remember to take your Cocculus along for the ride. Whether caused by loss of sleep, excessive work strain, caring for the sick, anger or grief, as well as train, boat, bumpy plane or car rides, if it makes you feel forgetful, weak, unable to communicate, like a hollow drum inside, Cocculus will prove your best companion. Other symptoms may include: weakness on standing, no appetite, diarrhea, light-headedness, nightmares, headaches, painful periods and restlessness. Symptoms feel worse for exertion, movement or walking in fresh air. Regardless of the cause, Cocculus can help you catch up on your sleep.

 

 

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All 12 biochemic cell salt remedies in a convenient lightweight nylon pouch

Having all twelve cell salts at your fingertips is as comforting as having your bags packed the day before your flight. Practical at home or on the road, this go anywhere lightweight kit has all twelve cell salt remedies(6x potency)plus a card explaining each remedy's primary uses, all in a convenient nylon pouch. It's so stylish it makes a great gift for any level of interest and a perfect companion for new and expectant moms. 12 strong plastic bottles (125 tabs each - 6x potency).

Cell Salt Travel Kit - This tidy lightweight nylon pouch contains a descriptive card with basic applications and a dozen 125 tablet bottles of each of these classic Cell Salts:

Calc fluor (Calcium Fluoride)
Calc phos (Calcium Phosphate)
Calc sulph (Calcium Sulphate)
Ferrum phos (Iron Phosphate)
Kali mur (Potassium Chloride)
Kali phos (Potassium Phosphate)
Kali sulph (Potassium Sulphate)
Mag phos (Magnesium Phosphate)
Nat mur (Sodium Chloride)
Nat phos (Sodium Phosphate)
Nat sulph (Sodium Sulphate)
Silica (Silicon Dioxide)

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<![CDATA[How to cope with stress]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/how-to-cope-with-stress/

5 things you should know about stress, before it's too late

It almost seems cliché to write about stress around the holidays. It’s such a broad term and it seems we’re reading and hearing about it constantly this time of year; but what is stress – really? And why is it so important to understand it and manage it? Can homeopathic remedies help?  Let’s take a deeper dive on the topic of stress and how to cope with it.

1) What is Stress? Web MD defines stress as “the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses.”1 This definition of stress reveals how complex and far reaching stress can be.

2) What are Stress Triggers? From physical to mental to emotional, the potential triggers are numerous. In the physical realm, it might be lack of sleep, over exertion, injuries and even exposure to viruses and other infectious agents. Mental and Emotional stresses are often thought of as the same, but in reality they are two unique things. Mental stresses are in the scope of the mind and can happen with thought processes like worry and anxiety. Whereas, emotional stresses have more to do with a reaction to news or stimulus, like anger, guilt and loneliness. Emotional stress can contribute to mental stress, and mental stresses can certainly trigger emotional stress. 2  Regardless of the cause, the body's adrenal response is cortisol.

3) Not all stress is bad. No discussion of stress would be complete without mentioning that some stress may actually be a good thing, so avoiding stress triggers is not necessarily the answer. We know that controlled physical stress from exercise leads to improved physical and mental health. Additionally, a recent review of scientific research led to the conclusion that short term stressful situations can improve immune function, rather than suppress it. This results from the release of hormones that provide the body with an energy burst, but remember that these benefits do not apply to chronic stress.3 That's partially because too much stress can lead to excessive amounts of those hormones building up in the body; and this can lead to numerous health problems.

4) Why Stress Matters. When considering the topic of stress it’s important to distinguish between “Acute” stress and “Chronic” stress. Healthline defines acute stress as “your body’s immediate reaction to a new challenge, event or demand,” while chronic stress happens if those situations are not resolved and allowed to persist for long periods of time.4 Both long term and situational stresses can cause more serious mental illness.  We also know it impacts our physical well-being. Web MD reports that stress can contribute to headaches, high blood pressure, heart disease, skin problems and even diabetes. 75-90% of all doctor’s office visits are related to stress and 43% of all adults suffer from the adverse effects of stress. The costs of stress are astounding, and they are not all health care related either. OSHA considers “stress” a work place hazard and estimates annual costs to American Industry at 300 Billion. The sooner you can get your body to return to normal after physical, mental or emotional stresses, the fewer long term effects you will suffer. That's where homeopathy can be so handy. When worry simply will not turn off, a safe natural remedy can stimulate the body's ability to calm itself. After physical stress, it can help you treat symptoms like muscular soreness and other effects of lactic acid buildup.  The problem is that our bodies should return to normal levels, but our stress filled lives can lead to excessive amounts of those hormones building up in the body; and this can lead to numerous health problems.

5) What to do for stress. For most of us, stress is unavoidable, so the key to optimal health may lie in managing stress. First, if you suspect that you suffer from chronic stress, or a more serious mental illness, seek help from your doctor or another health care professional who specializes in these matters.  Keeping it simple, for acute stress, try and recognize what your stress triggers are. Then make a conscious effort not to “over do it”. Take frequent breaks to try and limit stress to small doses. Exercise regularly, but within your limitations and give your body time to recoup. Get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods more so than not, and use homeopathic remedies to address symptoms as needed.  For a more comprehensive guide to managing stress, we like Help Guide's 6 Step Strategy to Stress Management

1 The Effects of Stress on Your Body, Available online at Web MD - http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/effects-of-stress-on-your-body
2 7 Kinds of Stress, Elson Haas, MD Available online at Care2.com http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-kinds-of-stress.html 
3 Stress is not all bad, Available online at Health Status http://www.healthstatus.com/health_blog/depression-stress-anxiety/stress-is-not-all-bad-it-may-boost-immune-system/ 

4 What’s your stress type? Available online at Healthline - http://www.healthline.com/health/whats-your-stress-type

 

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Homeopathic remedies to help manage stress symptoms

Nervous Tension - Tissue P: Whether the stress results from mental strain (sadness, anger, work, study, tests, deadlines, pressues, sleeplessness...) or physical strain (pain, illness, growth, convalescence, pregnancy), this remedy offers balancing vitality and healing support that is safe for all ages and stages.
Tranquility #74: Every single remedy ingredient in this unique combination’s calming, nerve-stabilizing formula, applies to situations in which stress, fatigue, grief or emotional turmoil can cause a downward spiral of sadness, weariness and sleeplessness. As its relief is non drowsy, non habit forming and 100% worry free for all ages, it can be applied whenever dark clouds are hovering nearby.

Anxiety / Depsression #304:  1-800 Homeopathy's Best Selling Stress Combination! This calming formula offers steadying support when worry, stage fright, exam stress, performance jitters, anxious thoughts or emotional turmoil disrupts your day or your lifestyle. Its stabilizing influence can be called on for restless, agitated nerves, sleeplessness, irritability and fatigue, as well as the effects of homesickness, grief or sadness.

 

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:00:34 +0000
<![CDATA[How to survive Thanksgiving & other interesting facts about turkey]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/thanks-giving/

Let's Talk "Turkey"

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays.  Yes, it's about giving thanks for a bountiful harvest, but for some of us, it's all about Turkey - the meat that is.  The National Turkey Federation reports that this year 90% of American's will eat turkey - some 45 million turkeys!  Did you ever wonder why we eat turkey?  The tradition dates back to the 1600's when the first settlers came to North America.  Wild turkeys were common almost everywhere up and down the coast, and were a main food source of many Native American tribes.  They introduced turkey and many other local food sources, and assisted after a dismal first year for the settlers.   To show gratitude, Native Americans were invited guests of honor what is thought to be the first Thanksgiving feast celebrated in 1621.  Interestingly enough, many historians don't believe turkey was the main course that day. 

Too much turkey?

Let's face it, not all of us are disciplined when it comes to portioning our plate of turkey.  The good news is that Turkey is generally healthier than other (non-fish) meat sources.  While it has about 4/5ths the calories of chicken breast, it has 50% less fat!  It's rich in protein, and is also a good source of minerals and B vitamins.  More good news - there are several homeopathic remedies to help with not so desirable symptoms of your digestive system after over-indulgence (Indigestion, Gas, Bloating) - a blessing the pilgrims didn't have back in the 1600s. 

Key Single Homeopathic Remedies:

Nux vomica - The main keynote with individuals who need nux vomica is "excess" or "too much".  This applies to work and fun as well as food.  When the digestive system is stressed, Nux can quickly relieve heartburn, indigestion, gas and constipation from too much fatty food, alcohol/hangovers, coffee, stimulants or other excesses.  Typical adjectives for Nux individuals or states include: competitive, impatient, impulsive, ambitious, aggressive, fastidious, restless... You know the feeling when you have worked harder than anyone else, you know you are right and want to rage against all the red tape? That is typically the Nux moment. Some people are that dedicated or engaged all the time, others only feel it under stress.

Carbo veg - is Perhaps the most common, "go to" remedy for digestive symptoms like gas, heartburn, burping and constipation,.  The shared qualities between charcoal and its remedy are fascinating.  Carbo veg charcoal is the result of letting burning wood smolder in an air tight container (a pressure cooker of sorts). On the gastric side, think of opening a sealed container full of out-of-date sauce and the gas it releases. When your stomach feels like a tight drum relieved only temporarily by gas escaping in bouts of belching (sometimes quite sour) and flatulence, Carbo veg, can calm the indigestion, nausea, heartburn, bloating and soon-to-be-airborne gasses, especially if digestion is sluggish and rich fatty foods or milk were recently consumed. While very similar to Lycopodium’s indigestion, Carbo veg usually has more upward gas– belching.

Lycopodium - A third option particularly useful in certain cases of indigestion.  Author and homeopath, Frans Vermeulen states that 95% of individuals needing this remedy will have gastro-intestinal disturbances. The typical pattern it relieves is acidity that builds with a bloated, distended abdomen similar to Carbo veg’s problems, i.e., only eased by belching, flatulence and loosening clothes. Lycopodium’s relief applies best if constipated dry stool turns to runny diarrhea. Heartburn and rumblings are optional. Though not the first remedy to consider for babies with colic, it should be on the list to check.

 

 

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Top homeopathic remedy combinations to keep on hand before you feast!

Acidity - Tissue C  Increased acidity affects our digestion most, thus this cell salt combination’s support relieves occasional or recurring acid stomachs, gas-related headaches and flatulence as well as bloating and sluggish digestion. Beyond digestion, it applies to swollen or achy joints, muscles irritated by excess lactic acid and other conditions brought on by acidity imbalance.

Dyspepsia #22 - Complete with relief for digestive issues that develop soon after eating, plus support for ongoing nausea and constipation from weak or sluggish systems. When rich meals result in heartburn, gas, belching, sleeplessness and/or diarrhea, this comprehensive remedy works with the body’s own balancing responses to ease discomfort quickly.

Gas Tablets - Wise's #413 - This unique formula relieves gastric complaints from many sources, including digestive excesses (too much alcohol, coffee, rich food, etc.) as well as stress, emotional strain, grief or anger. It even has a dash of nutmeg’s remedy to help when weak digestion turns all food to gas and bloating.

 

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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:59:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Cold weather joint pain]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/cold-weather-joint-pain/

Homeopathic relief from cold weather joint pain symptoms

If you're reading this, chances are you, or someone you know has experienced an increase in joint or muscle pain when the weather changes.  It's also likely that the person experiencing the pain is over 40.  While many complain of arthritis flaring up or joint pain when it rains, it's also true that joint pain can increase when the weather turns cold.  Turns out this relationship between cold weather and joint pain is more than an "old wive's tale."  There is mounting scientific evidence to support the notion.  How?  Cold weather can shrink tissue causing it to pull on nerves and cause pain.  And as we age our connective tissue can become less elastic, suggesting that the older we get, the more we notice it. 

What can you do for joint pain in cold weather?  Experts believe that "hydration" and "staying active" are the two important things you can do to lesson, or even avoid joint pain.  Staying adaquetly hydrated keeps the cartilage between the joints moist and soft, while exercising improves flexibility in tendons and ligaments that stiffen or shrink in cold weather.  In addition, there are number of homeopathic remedies to help your body with joint pain, in more ways than one.

 Cold weather joint pain and homeopathy

Rhus tox - Rhus ranks among the best for easing stiff joints with tearing pains, swelling, redness, sprains, etc.. It earned the title “Rusty Gate Remedy” by relieving joint and back pains that hurt on initial movement but improve after limbering up– just like an old gate that squeaks at first but quiets down after a few swings. Also like the rusty gate, these joints do not like cold damp weather– they can be great storm predictors.

Ruta grav - Often referred to as "Arnica for the joints" - Ruta’s backache and joint pain may feel better for gentle movement, but not so much as with Rhus tox’s sore joints. In general Ruta’s pains improve with warmth and worsen with cold, dampness and wind.  Ruta’s mental picture is not a prominent part of its applications, but is recorded as “dissatisfied with himself and others...suspicious, fretful” (Murphy’s Lotus Materia Medica) while others include anger, anxiety and resentment.
In short, Ruta is a must in the kit of every athlete, dancer, typist, waitress etc..

Calc fluor - Restoring elasticity to veins, muscles, skin, bones and other tissues is calcium fluoride’s function and Calc fluor’s specialty. This cell salt aids conditions resulting from inflexible tissue or tissue that cannot bounce back from injury, pregnancy, growing, aging or illness. These include hemorrhoids, varicose veins, stretch marks, growing pains, backache, lumbago, inflamed joints, loose or decaying teeth and weakness in muscular tissue.

Mag phos - If you feel tight, tense, in a knot, then think Mag phos, and relax. An imbalance in our magnesium causes nerves and muscles to get out of sync. They cramp, spasm and shoot off pains. An imbalance in phosphates disturbs our vitality. Found in muscles, nerves, brain tissue, spinal marrow and teeth, the compound magnesium phosphate is vital to proper communication throughout the body. For nerve pain, Mag phos specializes in radiating pains, but applies well to shooting, stabbing pains as well. It can be very useful for stabbing headaches, backache, right-sided sciatic pain, facial nerve pain, toothache, right-sided ear pain, and inflamed, injured or weary nerves.

 

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Unique homeopathic combinations to address joint & muscle pain symptoms

Rheumatic #14 - Whether suffering a bout of stiffness after a chilling walk or stiff swollen joint pain anytime, this remedy can ease stiffness, pain, cramping, redness and irritation in joints, without the scary side effects typical of NSAIDS. The single remedy ingredients in this combination cover a range of pains and modalities including pains that feel better for gentle motion and worse for any movement and symptoms that come on suddenly or develop slowly. While any bout of stiffness or achiness will enjoy this natural combination, if you suspect rheumatism, a professional consult is advised.

Hyland’s Leg Cramps™ offers a traditional formula for the natural relief of symptoms of cramps and pains in lower back and legs. It can be especially useful if symptoms are made worse by damp weather. Perfectly safe for adults and can be used in conjunction with other medications.

Elastic Tissue G - A combination of the homeopathic cell salts  veins and other tissues need for growth, repair and flexibility.  Includes Calc fluor, Calc phos, Kali phos and Natrum mur.

 

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:45:55 +0000
<![CDATA[7 important homeopathic remedies for coughs]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/homeopathic-remedies-for-coughs/

7 important "single" homeopathic remedies for coughs

One thing about homeopathy and single homeopathic remedies - they work best when applied based on an individual's symptoms.  So as cold season bares down on us, in homeopathy it's more important to focus on the "cough" rather than the "cold."  Unless of course, you don't have a cough, then you would look at sinus or other key symptoms.  But usually with colds, it's the cough that is the key indicator.  There are many types of coughs and unique sub-sets of symptoms associated with those coughs.  While this list is not comprehensive, it highlights 7 important single homeopathic remedies.  Each one addresses a unique type of cough and set of symptoms that may accompany that cough.

Pulsatilla: A wearying night cough that forces the cougher to sit up.  Other symptoms include burning eyes, dry sore throats and thirstless, chilly fevers that cannot stand external heat.  Whenever you read about Pulsatilla, a specific personality shows up, something like ‘soft, gentle, mild, affectionate, as well as clingy, weepy, moody, sometimes childish’. The most important aspects of Pulsatilla are a deep need for security with fear of abandonment, and ever changing moods and symptoms. It helps children who need constant attention, who cannot make decisions and are usually capable of manipulation and irritability to get the reassurance they need. They want to please and be pleased in return. They may cling to parents and teachers.

Nux vomica: A suffocating cough highlights a restlessness cold or flu with extreme chilliness.  This extreme chilliness also marks a Nux fever– drafts are unbearable.  The cold may also have burning mucus that blocks the nose at night and a rough sore throat that sends pain toward the ears on trying to swallow the lump in your throat. Ear pain that hurts on swallowing will often find relief in Nux, as well.   On the emotional side, typical adjectives for Nux individuals or states include: competitive, impatient, impulsive, ambitious, aggressive, fastidious, restless.  Stress from excess is an important keynote, whether brought on by too much work, food, fun or spirits.

Kali bich: Stubborn, gagging cough.  Beginning with the sinuses, the thick, ropy, yellow to green, sticky, stringy, stubborn, smelly mucus crusts up in the nose and fills the sinuses causing choking post nasal drip, a stubborn cough to clear the throat, hoarseness and pain especially at the root of the nose. As mucus accumulates overnight, morning becomes a torment of blocked nasal passages with stubborn hacking, hawking, gagging and coughing. Once into your chest, the cough can be very stubborn, painful and croupy. These symptoms often include a sore swollen throat that feels dry and the pain may extend to the ears

Phosphorus: A racking violent cough set off by a tickle in the aching raw throat.  The colds Phosphorus treats best move quickly into the chest. The cough may set the body trembling and cause labored breathing and tightness across the chest. A key trait to its fever is great thirst for cold drinks that are vomited soon after warming in the stomach. Hoarseness usually results from these colds, but it also helps hoarseness from overuse, especially in singers.

Bryonia: A dry, hacking cough with stitching pains. Bryonia relieves ailments that approach slowly, linger too long and may result from being chilled when overheated or from fast weather changes. Its slow moving flu and colds are marked by dryness.  Other symptoms include a bone-aching, chill-ridden fever, great thirst for cold water, dry throat and a “don’t touch me, leave me alone” growl.

Hepar Sulph: A dry or rattling cough.  Chilliness and yellow phlegm also dominate this cold and there may be sinus pressure with splinter-like sore throats.  The individuals needing Hepar sulph most lack internal heat, are easily offended, can get violently angry especially regarding rudeness or causes. They may become quite morose, sad and highly irritable, especially at night. Though not highly active, they may speak, eat and act out quickly and impulsively. In general, if highly sensitive to cold, pain, and touch, you might want to examine Hepar sulph, especially if cold air feels threatening.

Natrum mur: A dry tickling cough.  Dryness underlies many of Nat mur’s applications. Its colds and congestions have a dry rawness along with thickening clear to whitish mucus.  On the emotional plane, the dryness becomes idiomatic as Nat mur applies to poorly circulated stress– suppressed grief, humiliation and heartbreaks. Sadness, irritability, anger, sleeplessness and haunting memories tend to dominate.  Complaints tend to improve with open air, deep breathing and tight clothing, and worsen with consolation, more emotion, hormonal fluctuations and sunlight (especially headaches). A deep crack in the lower lip and a desire for salty foods further indicate a need for Nat mur.

 

 

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Homeopathic Single Remedies Stimulate Wellness!

Homeopathic single remedies are derived from a single source– primarily plant, mineral or chemical. They are the essence of homeopathy and therefore engage all the principles and concepts that make homeopathy a comprehensive system of medicine. Most homeopathic single remedies address a wide array of health issues. We only sell them in potencies that make them very safe!

Let Like Be Cured By Like

Coffee for jittery nerves? Homeopathy’s principle of similars makes it fascinating, highly consistent and essentially limitless. In essence it means that our bodies can respond to extremely safe versions of what otherwise could cause symptoms similar to those we may be experiencing.

So Many Symptoms

If taken in large quantities (not homeopathic doses) over time, coffee, irritating chemicals and even herbs have proven they will impact us mentally, emotionally and physically. When you apply the law of similars (described above), this is why most remedy descriptions involve so many symptoms and characteristics. The challenge can be in finding the remedy that fits your particular pattern of symptoms. If finding the right match takes a few tries, don’t worry, when homeopathically processed, there’s no chance of harm.

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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:34:17 +0000
<![CDATA[The 8 best homeopathic combos for sinus, cold & flu]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/cold-and-flu-relief/

Sinus, Cold and Flu Relief

Some say catching a cold means a healthy body is exercising its immunity. Some believe it means your resistance is low. Either way, the shorter and the fewer congestions you have to fight, the better. As it is the season for ragweed and other allergens, plus the school year’s latest germs and viruses, cold winds, etc., Fall is the perfect time to stock up on the homeopathic remedies that can help your body defend itself.

 

Nasal / Sinus #10

Sinuses to chesty coughs – Helps break down tough stubborn mucus anywhere! Blocked sinuses, post nasal drainage, stuffy noses, and suffocating chesty coughs–this combination triggers cleansing responses to break up congestions everywhere. All without causing dryness or suppressing discharge.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Antimonium tart, Kali bich, Merc bin, Spongia tosta

Sinus #203

Clears sinus congestion due to allergies, hayfever, etc. This head-clearing combination works with the body’s natural decongestants and histamines to clear the sinuses of stubborn mucus due to allergies, hay fever, colds or congestions.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Euphrasia, Hydrastis, Kali bich, Pulsatilla

 

Hyland’s Defend Severe Cold & Flu - NEW - Hot Liquid Drink!

 Comprehensive formula dissolves in hot water! Dissolve a packet of this powder in hot water and sip your bodyaches, chills and congestions away. It tastes like honey and lemon, and fights the symptoms of cold and flu naturally. Comprehensive homeopathic formula.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Aconite, Anas barbariea hep, Bryonia, Eupatorium perf, Euphrasia, Gelsemium, Kali iod

Hyland’s Defend Sinus

Classic formula for fastacting sinus relief! Non-drowsy, All Natural formula offers safe, effective relief for sinus pressure, headache and congestion.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Calc carb, Hydrastis can, Kali bich, Pulsatilla

 

 

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:25:08 +0000
<![CDATA[20 "Most Challenging" U.S. Cities for Fall Allergies]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/fall-allergy/

Fall AllergyKey homeopathic remedies for fall allergy season

What do Amaranth, Goosefoot, Marsh Elder, Ragweed and Sage have in common?  They are all common allergens found in the environments of the cities that made the top 100 "most challenging" U.S. cities for fall allergies.  But whether your city is on the list or not, is of little importance if you suffer from allergy symptoms.  The truth is that recent scientific data suggests that fall allergy season is worsening from year to year, getting longer and effecting more people.  Why this is happenning is not clear, but experts believe it is some combination of factors including longer overall growing seasons and the fact that our immune systems have an increased tendency to over react when exposed to allergens.

Why our bodies over react involves a complex history of confused signals and patterns. One common explanation claims that our body's response mechanisms cannot always understand the chemistry of a stressful situation, so it heightens its histamine responses to everything that was around at that moment, say when you fell off a bike into a field of clover. How do your histamine responders know that you need to cry because you're sad not because there's ragweed in the air? Regardless of how your sensitivities began, the right homeopathic remedy can send a signal that reminds your body that it's just a little pollen, not a life threatening toxin.

Homeopathy provides a number of remedies to choose between for your fall allergy symptoms. You may experience unique allergy symptoms based on where you are, the type of allergen and your individual constitution, so it's important to be aware of the subtle differences in these homeopathic remedies for allergies.

 Allium cepa - hayfever symptoms: watery eye irritation, nose burns, throat irritation, hoarseness

If eyes are irritated and nasal discharge burns, Allium cepa can bring relief. Whether due to a spring cold, hay fever or airborne irritants, it acts swiftly to relieve eye, nose and throat irritations as well as related headaches, hacking coughs and hoarseness. Its symptoms are often worse in cold damp weather and stuffy rooms.

Euphrasia - hayfever symptoms: tears burn watery eyes, nose runs or gets stuffed up

This fast acting single can brighten eyes and clear congestions. Whether allergies, hay fever or a watery cold produces burning, watery, red, irritated eyes, this remedy offers needed relief. Other symptoms may include coughs, headaches and noses that change from blocked and stuffy to running with bland profuse mucus.

Kali bich - hayfever symptoms: sinuses, throat, etc., clog with thick, ropy, stubborn mucus

By helping to break down thick, ropy, sticky, tough, stubborn mucus this congestion expert helps clear away sinus pain, post nasal drip, hawking, blocked nasal passages, stubborn gagging coughs. Related stomach distress and migraine-like headaches can enjoy its relief as well. If mucus suppressants, pollen, or too much beer are in the picture, that’s more evidence that Kali bich could help.

Pulsatilla - hayfever symptoms: stuffy yellow mucus, sniffles, cough, sinus pressure, etc.

This comprehensive single has very marked symptoms. Thick, bland yellow-green mucus settles in the nose and lungs causing hoarseness, dry sore throat, a stubborn night cough that loosens in the morning, and blocked or partially blocked nasal passages, plus pressing pain at the root of the nose. The fresh open air that Pulsatilla types crave can trigger thick eye discharge or itchy burning eye irritation. With Pulsatilla, a specific personality tends to show up: ‘soft, gentle, mild, affectionate, as well as clingy, weepy, moody...’ Their congestions often lead to colds and coughs and worsen in stuffy rooms.

Nat mur - hayfever symptoms: dry throat irritation, profuse nasal discharge, watery eyes, post nasal drip, mucus is thickening but still clear.

Dryness underlies many of Nat mur’s applications. Its colds and congestions have a dry rawness along with thickening clear to whitish mucus. These include colds, hay fever and sinus pressure often marked by profuse nasal discharge, watery eyes, post nasal drip, dry tickling coughs or dry sore throats.

Hydrastis can - hayfever symptoms: thick mucus As all autumn hay fever sufferers know, this remedy's source (golden
seal) can cause (and thus cure homeopathically) thick, yellow, ropy mucus, everywhere – from ears, eyes and throat to stomach, and other organs. Profuse thick yellow expectoration in the throat and chest sets off its stubborn cough. Its conditions feel better resting and worse breathing in cold air or washing.

Hyland's Complete Allergy 4 kidsHyland's 4 Kids - Complete Allergy - This combination of single remedies is specially designed for kids to relieve common allergy symptoms - in safe liquid formula. This 100% natural, homeopathic remedy effectively relieves the symptoms caused by indoor and outdoor allergies, in a sugar-free, pleasant tasting all-in-one formula.

 

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20 "Most Challenging" U.S. Cities for Fall Allergies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently published it's list of "most challenging" U.S. cities for fall allergies in 2013.  The list is based on three key factors; average pollen score, actual medicine utlization and the number of board certified Allergists per patient.  Is your city on the list?  Here are the top 20, but you can find the top 100 at www.allergycapitals.com  along with more specific information about the type of allergens in a specific city environement.

Wichita, Ks

Jackson, MS

Knoxville, TN

Louisville, KY

Memphis, TN

McAllen, TX

Baton Rouge , LA

Dayton, OH

Chattenooga, TN

Oklahoma City, OK

New Orleans, LA

Madison, WI

Omaha, NE

Little Rock, AR

Tulsa, OK

Buffalo, NY

Grand Rapids, MI

Dallas, TX

Detroit, MI

Toledo, OH

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:39:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Fall back on homeopathy!]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/fall-back-on-homeopathy/

Fall Back On HomeopathyHow to turn autumn challenges into opportunities: 10 essential homeopathic remedies for fall.

Shorter days with more to do, holiday planning, social gatherings, family travel, school exams, colds, shopping, feasting, etc. That's Autumn. A few vital homeopathic remedies can turn Autumn's problems into interesting challenges and its challenges into great opportunities.  By stocking up on a few key remedies you can steady your stress responses, soothe your aches, keep your ailments to a minimum and be your best at every turn.

Stress Response Control

Anxious/Depressed Nerves #304 - steadies a spectrum of stress responses, calms nerves and helps you embrace opportunities whether battling nerves before an event, or struggling with grief, worry, fright or sleeplessness.

Nux vom - gives us the stress expert we all need when too much is too much - deadlines, tests, mental strain, parties, stimulants, sedatives... whether the pay back is headache, a cold, indigestion, or bursting tempers.

Aconite - eases frights and shocks that tax us in ways we cannot control without this one - esp. great to have when chilly Halloween nights are too much or set off nightmares.

Chamomilla - covers a range of stress, pain, respiratory and digestive symptoms. The trademark symptom that makes Chamamilla a viable choice is a contrary irritability that mimics the unappeasable nature of the symptoms.

Bioplasma - when fatigue is winning.

Colds, Flu, Sinus, etc

Colds with Zinc #399 - offers multi symptom relief from the first sniffle to the lingering cough.

Aconite - helps you stop a cold at the first sniffles, esp. after a cold wind, fright or any shock to the system.

Nux vom - gives comfort to miserable restless colds and flu with extreme chilliness, suffocating cough and fatigue.

Kali bich - helps you break down the thick ropy mucus that causes the most stubborn gagging coughs and irritating sinus congestions.

Feasting

Wise's Stomach Tabs #319 - relieves a range of indulgence side effects from gas after eating to flatulence and constipation

Bioplasma - offers a simple way to get the body back in sync when it doesn't like something you ate

Nux vom - eases heartburn, gas, vomiting and constipation from fatty food, alcohol, coffee or stress, Shopping, Exercising, Sitting at a Desk

Shopping, Exercising, Sitting at a Desk

Backache #199 - gives natural relief to stiff achy backs, sore necks, stiff joints, injuries, even just general soreness

Arnica - #1 Remedy in the World & First in First Aid - helps the body sort out injuries more efficiently to reduce bruising, swelling and soreness after injuries or workouts.

Because they are safe to take with any medications, therapies, etc., these remedies will not add to your season's stresses– unless you don't have them when you need them.

 

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:00:51 +0000
<![CDATA[The secret to soothing dryness and maintaining healthy elastic tissue]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/nat-mur/

Nat mur - homeopathic support for dryness; skin, lips, eyes and other stuff too!

We're compelled to write about Nat mur this week.  That's mainly because much of the weather across the country is characterized by dryness.   Whether you find yourself bound by hot dry temperatures in the southwest, or windburn after a sandy, sea salt coastal vacation in the east, it seems hydration is a priority of the day.  Even forest fires burning out of control in mountaineous regions across the west signal a month marked by dryness.

Nat mur - the homeopathic cell salt characterized by dryness.  In genera, "salt’s" drying nature is both helpful and harmful. Fortunately, its homeopathic cell salt Natrum mur (sodium chloride) can balance out issues as diverse as dry skin, colds and haunting memories. Dryness underlies many of its applications including: sinus pressure, post nasal drip, hay fever, sore throats and cold symptoms with thickening mucus; plus blinding headaches, cold sores, flaky skin, cracked lips, fever blisters, lower backache and constipation. On the emotional plane, the dryness becomes idiomatic as it applies to poorly circulated stress– suppressed grief, disappointments, haunting memories. Its complaints improve with fresh air and deep breathing and worsen with consolation and hormonal changes.

Elastic - Tissue G - Key Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedy with Nat mur

Water is key to maintaining healthy, elastic tissue.  Because Nat mur helps ease dryness and aids water distribution to help circulation, especially when tissues are mending, or stiff, it's a key homeopathic remedy in this important homeopathic cell salt combination. We tend to think of elasticity as an aging only issue with varicose veins and hemorrhoids, but imagine the elasticity it takes to go from newborn to six feet tall or to build muscles that can lift twice your weight. The elasticity in our veins keeps them from getting stretched and varicosed. The elasticity in our muscles, tendons, skin and nerves keeps them strong and flexible. All this depends on having easy access to what your cells need.

elastic-tissue

Whether growing up, growing older or recovering from a fitness class, injury, illness, puberty, pregnancy, etc., add flexibility and bounce-back-ability.

 

 

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Skin and Elastic related symptoms? Take a closer look at these 3 homeopathic remedies:

Varicose Veins #119 - Pampers veins, reduces pain, swelling and irritation. Provides what veins need to improve elasticity and strength while reducing pain, redness, swelling and irritation. Homeopathic Ingredients: Aesculus hip, Calc fluor, Ferr phos, Fluor acid, Hamamelis

Hemorrhoids #61 - Three phase action eases pain, supports elasticity and relieves constipation. This simple combination blends the cell salt for venous elasticity with key singles for the relief of hemorrhoidal symptoms and the constipation that can aggravate hemorrhoids. Best if used in combination with Buckeye Salve. Homeopathic Ingredients: Aesculus hip, Bryonia, Calc fluor

Buckeye Salve - Healing, soothing topical relief for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Veins love it! This healing ointment combines homeopathy’s best vein remedies to reduce swelling and irritation, and to assure fast comfort and long term benefits. Homeopathic Ingredients: Aesculus Hipp, Hamamelis Virg, Stramonium Others: Benzocaine, Zinc oxide, Resorcinum

Tip: While these remedies and ointments offer healing relief, severe hemorrhoids deserve professional attention.

 

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<![CDATA[Quick ways to handle ordinary, "end-of-summer" ailments]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/eyes-ears-noses-throats/

4 often over-looked "end of summer" ailments and homeopathic remedies to fight their symptoms

Ears, Eyes, Noses & Throats

From swimmer’s ear to sinus pressure and lingering coughs, the sooner you clear out congestion of any kind, the better, especially when it’s in the way of summer fun. These safe homeopathic remedies help ease symptoms without causing dryness or groggy side effects.

Ears: Swimmer’s Ear/Earache #32 - Open ears ASAP whether water, wax or acute congestion need clearing.

Whether blocked with water, wax or mucus, this remedy’s classic ingredients can help your body clear its ear canals before bacteria can settle in. Ideal for swimmers or habitual earbud users, this formula offers natural support whenever ears feel congested, but if infection is possible, professional guidance is advised.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Hepar sulph, Pulsatilla, Silica

Ears, etc. ASAP When do you need a practitioner?

For lingering coughs and ear pains– ASAP. Self care is limited. Even if you don’t trust conventional medications, diagnosis reduces worry and lets you make informed choices. If a doctor suggests you wait 24-48 hours, that’s a perfect time to use a self-help measure like homeopathy.  Access to professional practitioners trained in complementary health options is spreading quickly.

Eyes: Allergy Eyes - We often associate spring with the highest pollen counts, but in August, most regions transition from tree pollens to more grasses and weed pollens and these can cause irritation for the eyes. 

Similisan Allergy Eye Relief is a Sting-free formula that eases irritation from pollen, pet dander, mold, etc.  The active ingredients in Similasan Allergy Eye Relief eye drops are microdiluted in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. They are non-toxic and work safely and effectively with no known side effects and no known drug interactions.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Apis, Euphrasia, Sabadill

Noses: Nasal/Sinus #10 - A summer cold can lead to blocked sinuses, post nasal drainage, stuffy noses, and suffocating chesty coughs.  Regardless of which part of the respiratory system is affected, this combination triggers cleansing responses to speed healing, naturally. Its classic ingredients are all known for their ability to relieve symptoms without causing dryness or further suppressing discharge.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Antimonium tart, Kali bich, Merc bin, Spongia tosta

Throat: We often overlook cold symptoms in the summer, but air conditioning, summer travel and certain types of viruses can all cause sore throats in the summer.

Throat - Tissue K - Cell salts to ease throat pain and irritation. The cell salts in this combination work with your body’s natural antiinflammatories and cold resistance chemistry to turn colds around and ease throat pain and irritation. It’s so natural, you don’t need to wait and find out if it’s a cold or just the effects of singing or talking.

Cell salt ingredients: Ferrum phos, Kali mur, Kali phos

 

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It's been quite a year for Sinus, Allergy and Hayfever Issues!

Why do our own immune systems do this to us? Our defenses get confused, set off histamines and wreak havoc on our respiratory systems. With a little help from these natural remedies, you can stimulate your body’s own tools and resources to clear congestion, ease reactions and relieve symptoms at the source without causing dryness or suppressing congestion.

Single Homeopathic Remedies for Sneezes!

Three sources of irritation make three terrific single remedies for allergy and hayfever irritation:

Allium cepa– Red Onions Burning noses, watery eyes, raw throat.

Euphrasia– Eyebright For burning watery eyes, runny noses, cough.

Hydrastis– Goldenrod Thick yellow mucus congestion– eyes, nose, throat, cough.

For Sinuses, the #1 favorite: Kali bich– thick ropy gagging stubborn mucus congestion.
 

 

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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:28:24 +0000
<![CDATA[3 Steps to Finding Your Natural Health Balance with Cell Salts]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/cell-salt-healing-support/

3 Steps to Finding Your Natural Health Balance

Health Care Begins with Self Care and Self Care Begins with homeopathic Cell salts! Explore the Cell Salts for safe simple ways to help the body find what it needs to rebuild, restore, recharge and revitalize its essential resources. 

Step 1: Jump start your healing process with our best selling combination year after year.

Bioplasma - All 12 Revitalizing homeopathic Cell Salts in every tablet.

Whether you need to fight off fatigue, lift the blahs, avoid the local cold, replenish your resources, recover from illness or stress or counter acute dietary errors, you can always take this popular favorite. Athletes and sportsters often use it to replenish themselves after a run, game or workout. While not as targeted as our other combinations, it gives a gentle overall lift when needed. Available in 6X, 12X and 30X potencies.

Step 2: Target support with Luyties Tissue Combinations

F.A. Luyties made access to the right cell salts easier for everyone by combining the cell salts into the groups that bodies need to support specific organs and treat particular ailments. To set them apart from the other combinations, he named the cell salt exclusive formulas Tissue remedies. Combined with the success he had already achieved by making Luyties the most trusted source for the individual cell salts, the popularity of these Tissue remedies allowed F.A. Luyties to more than double the size of his father’s company.  View them all here:

 

Step 3: Get to know the 12 Cell Salts

Getting familiar with the 12 cell salts is the easiest, most natural intro to homeopathy’s vast range of single remedies. Most of the cell salts and the ‘Biochemic Theory’ behind them were the work of German chemist and physician Dr. Schuessler. He analyzed human tissues, found twelve inorganic substances in common and studied imbalances in these minerals that related to diseases. From this he deduced that abnormal conditions (illnesses) arise when there is a deficiency or excess in one or more of the body’s basic minerals. In working with dosage forms, Scheussler found that homeopathic preparations were ideal for stimulating the body to restore its natural balance and heal itself. Celebrate Cell Salts!  View them all here

 

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What Are Homeopathic Cell Salts?

 They are so simple!

There are only 12 single Cell Salt remedies to think about which we make even easier with Luyties’ 15 Tissue combination remedies.

They are homeopathically prepared from the basic mineral compounds that cells in the body depend on. (Only Nat mur is made from actual salt– even it does not have a mg dose.)

The twelve cell salts help stimulate proper use and assimilation of vital nutrients.

In homeopathic potencies, cell salts are mild and safe at any dosage!

FYI: Cell Salts are Building Blocks, but not Supplements

Even when we add supplements and improve our diets, the basic nutrients are often not accessible to the cells that need them. Cell salts build a bridge between your cells and what they need to be healthy. They can help whether symptoms are related to nutrient excesses or deficiencies.

Schuessler’s Biochemic Cell Salts & Luyties 1-800-Homeopathy

"The Luyties Pharmacal Company was a pioneer in the introduction of homeopathic cell salt remedies to the physicians of the United States, and have earned the reputation as the leading manufacturers of the genuine Schuessler Biochemic Remedies.”

- J.B. Chapman, MD, excerpt from his book, Dr. Schuessler’s Biochemistry

 

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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:04:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Summer Outing Nightmares]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/summer-outing-nightmares/

3 unexpected summer outing nightmares, and how to prepare with homeopathy

You've probably read about common travel nightmares like flight cancellations and delays, missing reservations at hotels, lost luggage or cash and even car problems while on the highway.  You can file all of these under the "stress" category,  for which there are many homeopathic remedy options to help, like Nervous Tension - Tissue P, Hyland's Nerve Tonic, Tranquility #74 and Anxiety #320.  If you are worried about these travel nightmares, you can even check out more homeopathic options in our stress category here, including many homeopathic single remedies.  In this article, however, we wanted to focus on three travel nightmares you might not expect - ones that can really ruin a summer outing if you're not prepared:  Motion / Car Sickness, Sunburn and Traveller's Diarrhea

1. Motion Sickness / Car Sickness: Has this happened to you or perhaps a child or passenger in your car?  There's almost nothing harder to clean up than a child's vomit all over your new car's upholstery.  Up hills, around corners, stop and go traffic, in flight turbulence, and the floating / rocking of any size boat can all lead to motion sickness.  Fortunately, these homeopathic remedies can help.

Car Sickness #100 - Whether symptoms are related to motion, being contained in a stuffy space for hours on the road, or changes in diet, this classic formula helps travelers avoid or reduce dizziness, sick headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and sleeplessness without groggy side effects.

Homeopathic Formula:

• Cocculus - Homeopathy’s #1 single travel remedy fights off motion sickness, sleeplessness, lower back pain, and the effects of losing sleep, such as fatigue related to jet lag.
• Petroleum - Relieves the longer lasting symptoms resulting from car, train or sea sickness, especially in gastric complaints with diarrhea and nausea.
• Pulsatilla - This multipurpose single extends to car sickness when the only relief is to have the window down (fresh air).
• Tabacum can save your vacation if the typical faint sinking feeling, vomiting, nausea and vertigo prevail.

Also take a look at these other homeopathic remedy options - Hyland's Motion Sickness and Cocculous Indicus

2. Sunburns: Despite everything we know about over-exposure to the sun, many of us still over do it.  In fact, the prevalence can range from 30%-50% of adults in any given year, and cases in children are usually more common.  Whether it's because we don't apply enough sunscreen, or we don't anticipate how powerful the sun can be at certain times, burns happen.  When they do, it can really ruin a stretch of days or even a week or more from pain, itchiness and sleeplessness.

Calendula Ointment/a> - Speeds healing and reduces scarring of abrasions, cuts, sores, sunburn and minor burns.  Derived from a member of the common marigold, Calendula has been used for centuries to accelerate healing and the growth of new skin in a variety of skin injuries and irritations. Scrapes, abrasions, superficial cuts, chaffed skin, dry skin, sunburns and other skin irritations can heal faster with less scarring when treated with this clear Calendula rich ointment.

You should also check out Hyland's Calendula Spray if your looking for a slightly easier, less messy application.

3. Traveler's Diarrhea:  According to the CDC, traveler's diarrhea is the MOST common illness affecting travellers.  Although more often associated with international travel destinations, travelling anywhere usually means you're dining out more, on different foods, and on different cycles, and this can wreak havoc on your digestive system. 

Traveller's Diarrhea #335:  Natural relief when dietary changes, motion sickness or travel stress cause diarrhea.  Between motion sickness, jet lag, change of diet, excesses and overall stress, travel often leads to diarrhea and nausea. Even if rich fatty foods, alcohol, coffee, stimulants, tainted food, stomach flu or constipation are part of the cause, this formula helps balance the body’s response to change and eases the discomfort and fatigue of watery or burning diarrhea.

Homeopathic Formula:

• Arsenicum alb - The major stomach flu and tainted food remedy, relieves violent burning diarrhea.
• Carbo veg - Offers fast relief from gas, bloating, nausea, sour belching and the diarrhea that often follows.
• Nux vomica - Relieves diarrhea resulting from stress, tainted food or consumption of excess food, alcohol, coffee or stimulants; its diarrhea may alternate with constipation.
• Pulsatilla - Relieves diarrhea related to car sickness, rich food and pork, especially useful for children’s diarrhea.
• Veratrum alb - Diarrhea is a trademark of this comprehensive single, it can be particularly helpful if ice cold drinks or constipation from doing too little cause copious diarrhea with great prostration.

You can also check out these homeopathic remedies for related digestive ailments often associated with travel: Constipation #66, Hyland's Indigestion and  Tummyaches #179 for nausea and stomach disorders in children.

Wherever you are going, let homeopathy help you embrace every opportunity.

 

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The #1 Homeopathic Travel Companion
Cocculus indicus

Motion sickness, vertigo, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, weariness, jet lag and even a nasty lower back pain may all be working against you until you remember to take your Cocculus along for the ride. Whether caused by loss of sleep, excessive work strain, caring for the sick, anger or grief, as well as train, boat, bumpy plane or car rides, if it makes you feel forgetful, weak, unable to communicate, ‘like a hollow drum inside’, Cocculus is probably your best companion. Other symptoms may include: weakness on standing, no appetite, diarrhea, light-headedness, nightmares, headaches, painful periods and restlessness. Symptoms feel worse for exertion, movement or walking in fresh air. Regardless of the cause, Cocculus can help you catch up on your sleep.

Cell Salt Travel Kit - All 12 biochemic cell salt remedies in a convenient lightweight nylon pouch.

Cell Salt Travel Kit

Having all twelve cell salts at your fingertips is as comforting as having your bags packed the day before your flight. Practical at home or on the road, this go anywhere lightweight kit has all twelve cell salt remedies(6x potency)plus a card explaining each remedy's primary uses, all in a convenient nylon pouch. It's so stylish it makes a great gift for any level of interest and a perfect companion for new and expectant moms.

Includes 12 strong plastic bottles (125 tabs each - 6x potency) of these homeopathic cell salt remedies:

Calc fluor, Calc phos, Calc sulph, Ferrum phos
Kali mur, Kali phos, Kali sulph, Mag phos
Nat mur, Nat phos, Nat sulph, Silica

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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:58:04 +0000
<![CDATA[Radiating Pain]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/radiating-pain/

"Radiating Pain" - the common keynote in homeopathic nerve pain remedies.

"Nerve Pain" is a common search term used on Google and our Web Site.  We wanted to address the issue for that reason, and because many diseases that can cause nerve pain are quite serious; so it's important to have a better understanding and to know when you should seek the advice of a health care professional.  Serious ailments and underlying causes that present the symptoms of "nerve pain" and "nerve inflammation" include, but are not limited to diabetes, chronic renal failure, vitamin deficiencies, drug side effects, long term alcohol abuse and thyroid problems.  These are conditions you SHOULD NOT treat yourself, with homeopathy.   We recommend you talk to your doctor about nerve pain, to rule out these more serious issues, and to make sure you get the appropriate diagnosis and medical care if you do have a serious condition.   A great resource on on this topic can be found on the Brain and Nerve section of the "Health and Disease" web site http://www.brainandnerves.com/uk/Organic-Diseases/Nerve-Inflammation---Polyneuropathy/ .  If you do seek homeopathic treatment, it should be done by a professional homeopath. With that in mind, homeopathy can be used to help manage nerve pain symptoms.  

Although pain always begins with the nerves (we feel pain through our nervous system), a dinstinction between nerve pain and other types of pain can be made in the reason for the pain.  Web MD describes nerve pain as pain from nerve damage.  Other types of pain can be muscular from tissue damage, and joint / skeletal pain from injuries and aging.   One common keynote seen in homeopathic remedies used for nerve pain, is "radiating pain".  This is described as pain that radiates outward from a central point.  It starts in one point and moves outward until a larger area hurts.  Recognizing this keynote can be helpful in identifying the best homeopathic pain remedy for you. 

Homeopathic Combination Remedies for "Radiating Pain"

Neuralgic Pain Tissue O is a classic example of homeopathic cell salts combined to align the body’s responses.
When the body sends a nerve pain signal, it turns on a series of defenses to stabilize the area and initiate healing of the injury.

Initially pain works as a warning signal to prevent further harm. Then it sends what is called an "axon flare" or reflex. This makes veins dilate around the injury, causes tissues to swell, and increases overall sensitivity in the area. Over time the area stiffens and muscles tense to prevent further damage. As always, having everything in the proper balance helps maximize efficiency and curbs the body's tendency to over-react.

The homeopathic cell salts in this combination address many aspects of pain:

Ferrum phos, the anti-inflammatory cell salt, is the most important remedy for calming inflamed tissues, reducing throbbing pains, and forming healthy blood cells.

Kali phos, the nerve nutrient cell salt, helps the body control pain signals, localize pain and heal the nerves. Its action includes calming the body’s mental and emotional responses as well.

Mag phos, the antispasmodic cell salt, helps muscles relax and prevents the spasms and cramps that can result from lingering pain. It relieves a range of nerve pains including "radiating, boring, constricting pains... causing restlessness and prostration." (Murphy, Lotus Materia Medica) One key indication for Mag phos is the improvement of symptoms with heat.

Neuralgia #09 - This nerve-easing combination offers natural relief for a variety of pain symptoms with diverse sensations including throbbing, stabbing and radiating pains in the head, face, jaw, neck or back. Cramps, muscle tension and back spasms can enjoy it as well for worry free, relaxing relief.

Homeopathic formula:

Belladonna - Relieves violent pains that pulse and shoot along the nerves including throbbing headaches that cannot tolerate bending over; facial neuralgia that causes muscles to twitch and faces to flush with heat.

Mag phos - See description above.

Spigelia - Relieves stabbing nerve pain that feels like burning needles and radiates from the source to other parts of the body. It is most effective on pains of the fifth nerve which explains the frontal headache, eye, jaw and frontal sinus pain, especially when stooping.

 

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Key homeopathic single remedy used with  "nerve pain"

Hypericum - no discussion about nerve pain would be complete without hypericum.  In first aid, Hypericum is considered the Arnica of the Nerves!

That horrible sharp, shooting, hot pain from injuring a nerve rich area is more controllable with Hypericum. Whether the source is a blow, cut or puncture wound and whether the area injured is a finger, toe, tongue, teeth, coccyx or genitalia, if there’s sharp pain, reach for Hypericum for the pain and Arnica for the bruising.
Even if there isn’t a hammer or car door involved, it relieves neuralgic pains that shoot up along the nerves as well as radiating pain and numbness. These neuralgic pains are excessively sore, especially when the weather changes, and tend to appear suddenly and depart slowly.

Anytime there is a back, neck or spinal trauma– childbirth included– with spasming, radiating or shooting pain, Hypericum's nerve relief can helpful. It can be critical following head injuries, given immediately or even for lingering symptoms years later (see also Nat sulph). If melancholy and mental changes began with an injury to the head, spine or elsewhere, Hypericum can bring incredible support. A homeopath’s guidance is best for this complaint.

Other Specialists in Radiating Pains

In his book *Homeopathic Remedies*, Asa Hershoff offers us a few other singles for radiating pains:

Berberis (for low back pains in which "stitiching pain radiates to hips, front of thighs, up or down; changeable")

Cimicifuga ("radiating or electric-shock pains" and "spasms of large muscles")

Spigelia ("stabbing pains, radiating downward or outward, very sensitive to touch") FYI. As most of the cell salts in us are also found in plants, and all of these are plant remedies, it would not be out of place to assume these owe some of their healing powers to the Mag phos in their sources

 

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:53:42 +0000
<![CDATA[A Hot Topic for the 4th of July Fair and Beyond]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/heat-stress-hot-weather-ailments/

A Hot Topic for the 4th of July Fair and Beyond

One Lesson Learned by many on the 4th of July:
Don’t underestimate the power of heat.

Heat stress depletes the body’s natural resources causing short term illness and absenteeism and longer term fatigue, digestive symptoms and other irritations. Whether playing in the sun, jogging, golfing or working out, the sooner you recognize and act to alleviate the symptoms, the less you will suffer over time. The worst thing to do is ignore the heat cramp or headache and make the body fight fevers, nausea, low blood pressure, etc.

Brush up on the Basics
Here’s a short list of Warning signs, Helpful Hints and Key Remedies

Warning Signs:

  • Pain: Headache, heat cramps and throbbing Pains

  • Skin: Red face, heavy perspiration, but skin can grow pale and cool as it worsens

  • Fever: Sudden, Low fever that will spike if not relieved

  • Digestion: Nausea (too often ignored due to fair’s food options)

  • Energy Drain: Weakening pulse, fatigue with eventual faintness, light-headed dizziness

Immediate Actions:

  • Get out of the sun (or the gym) into shade or air-conditioning

  • Lie down with feet elevated and take the remedy that best suits your symptoms

  • Drink cool (but not too cold) water and moisten skin with cool water or wet towel

  • FYI beverages should not be caffeinated or alcoholic (electrolyte solution as in BioSport is ideal for avoiding dehydration effects)

  • Call an ambulance if conditions worsen or the victim becomes confused or faints.

Now the Best Part – The Remedies

For the Heat:
Belladonna is ideal ASAP as its applications read like a case of heat stress. Among its keynote symptoms are: Sudden acute fever, Throbbing headache, Flushed face, Skin hot to the touch but cool feet and hands, Dizziness, Faintness, Heat flushes, Dilated pupils…

Headaches #33 has Belladonna along with other soothing ingredients to calm the pressure fast.

Fever #7 and Fever Tissue M both offer heat relief as well as restorative support.

Ferrum phos, the anti inflammatory cell salt, can relieve inflamed tissues and irritations and help restore overall balance.

Muscle Cramps/Heat Cramps
Mag phos eases muscle cramps, spasms and other sings of imbalances. See Hyland’s Leg Cramp options, too.

 

 

 

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Stomach, Sun Burns & Hot Weather Recovery

For nausea and recovery:

Acidity is proving to be a major issue with heat stress, according to studies. Both muscular tissues and digestive organs are greatly affected. This may account for many of the symptoms lingering after a bout.

Natrum phos, the acidity cell salt, and the combination Acidity Tissue C can help the body find what it needs to break down the acids before symptoms worsen.

FYI Dr. Scheussler’s Plan for Summer Tummyaches includes both Nat phos and Kali mur:: “During the summer months, digestive and intestinal troubles are most frequent and to provide a reserve supply of cell salts, a dose of Kali mur in the morning and Natrum phos in the evening should be taken regularly during June, July and August.” – JB Chapman, Dr. Schuessler’s Biochemistry

Bioplasma and other cell salt remedies can be very helpful in restoring balance after anything threatens to deplete your natural resources.

P.S. Cantharis and Keokuk Burn Ointment can both help reduce the risk of blistering and pain of sunburns

With that and a little encouragement to put Bioplasma or Hyland’s BioSport in your water bottle, we wish you a fun, fantastic Fourth..

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<![CDATA[Stop Worrying]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/stop-worrying/

Stop worrying!

Did you ever notice that some days for no apparent reason, it seems impossible to get into a groove, to stay focused, maintain a schedule and be productive?  Before you know it, you're stuck in an unproductive cycle and left wondering where your day went.  Whether from too much worrying, a sign of aging, or due to the distractions of the modern digital world, once in the "cycle" it's tough to get out.  While meditation and exercise can be a great help during these times, homeopathy also provides a number of options, each based on the unique mental and physical symptoms of the individual. 

One of the great homeopathic remedies that can help with mental focus is Kali phos.  We've written about Kali phos to help with meeting physical and mental goals in the past, so we won't spend much time discussing it in today's blog, but you can read that blog entry here.  Suffice to say, Kali phos is the cell salt that nerves depend on most, so it's often referred to as the "Nerve Nutrient Cell Salt."   Kali phos helps nerves recover, relax and regain strength to offer balancing, revitalizing support.  You can get it as an individual single homeopathic remedy, or find it as an ingredient in one of several homeopathic combination remedies.

Restlessness, anguish and worry as the source of distraction and lack of focus

In this blog, we wanted to consider a more complex reason why many of us get lost in the "spin cycle", and take a closer look at another homeopathic remedy that may lead to a more profound response in this particular case. The homeopathic remedy is "Arsenicum album."  Boericke's Materia Medica starts out describing Arsenicum as "A profoundly acting remedy on every organ and tissue. Its clear-cut characteristic symptoms and correspondence to many severe types of disease make its homeopathic employment constant and certain. Its general symptoms often alone lead to its successful application."

Ars. alb. is a key ingredient in several homeopathic cold & flu formulas, primarily to help with watery, itchy, burning eye symptoms.  It's also an ingredient in Hyland's Restful Legs and Hyland's Hives formulas to help relieve "creeping, crawling itch" and "itching and burning".  And when you look at 1-800 Homeopathy's Hangover / Recovery #77, you find Ars alb used for restless fatigue and burning headache symptoms.  This pattern of related symptoms with itchiness and restlessness that often accompany several different ailments can be a clue that Ars alb is a homeopathic remedy that can help with more complex mental and emotional symptoms that also lead to restlessness, anguish and worry. 

The confirming symptoms that identify the need for Ars alb include: restless worry-filled anxiousness, pale anxious face, hypersensitivity, burning symptoms that feel better with heat, cravings for small sips of water and a tendency to be very chilly. Its ailments usually begin just after midnight. If they include a fever, the suffering includes burning, dryness and terrible chills. Whether disturbed by ailments, nightmares or worries, sound sleep may be scarce.

In the mental, emotional spectrum, Arsenicum ranks among the most restless, anxious remedies. Though important at times for all of us, Arsenicum can mean the most to individuals needing balancing relief for restless insecurities, compulsive cleaning and many fears, including losing control, fear of death, illness, poverty, crowds and being alone. When all is not well, their discontent may turn to despair.

A short list of other homeopathic remedy possibilities for restlessness

The strength of homeopathy is it's ability to treat individuals by pinpointing each person's unique symptom picture.  But this can also be its weakness. If you don't match the remedy with the symptoms, the effect is often null.  With that in mind, Ars alb may not be your homeopathic remedy when you're trying to stay focused and productive.  Here are some others to research and consider:

Gelsemium - When a dull, heavy, but restless, weariness dominates any condition, think Gelsemium. A dose before an exam or interview can keep minds dulled by anticipation from drawing a blank. Heavy fatigue with muscular weakness marks its use for flu, restless colds, diarrhea and dull, pressing headaches. This can be a very steadying remedy, especially to quiet, often low-spirited loners who dread public speaking.

Nux Vomica - The stress of deadlines, tests, mental strain, parties, stimulants, sedatives, etc., tend to lower vitality, increase susceptibility, and lead to the many ailments this comprehensive single can relieve, including: Restless cold or flu with extreme chilliness, suffocating cough and fatigue; Digestion with heartburn, gas, vomiting and constipation from fatty food, alcohol, coffee or stress; Pains including pressing headaches, sore lower backaches, and heavy menstrual pains. Keeping an aggravated state from becoming angry or violent is a Nux trademark.  It's quite possible we all need a dose sometimes!

 

 

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 Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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Homeopathic combination remedies with with Ars. Alb, or Kali phos and a keynote "restlessness"

Hyland's Hives - Hyland’s Hives is a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of symptoms of red, swollen and itching rashes that appear with sudden onset. Hyland’s Hives is safe for adults and children and can be used in conjunction with other medications

Hyland's Restful Legs - Specially formulated to help alleviate symptoms such as creepy-crawly feelings, itching of the legs, or the compelling urge to move the legs, especially while lying down, sleeping, or sitting still for long periods.

Anxiety & Depression #304 - 1-800 Homeopathy's Best Selling Stress Combination! This calming formula offers steadying support when worry, stage fright, exam stress, performance jitters, anxious thoughts or emotional turmoil disrupts your day or your lifestyle. Its stabilizing influence can be called on for restless, agitated nerves, sleeplessness, irritability and fatigue, as well as the effects of homesickness, grief or sadness.

Bioplasma -  #1 Best Selling Cell Salt Combination & Best Value - Includes Kali Phos! Offers balancing support to anyone, of any age, any time a refreshing dose is needed. If feeling just a ‘bubble off plumb’, recovering from a vigorous run or workout, suffering from an unbalanced diet or working to get back in sync after an illness, Bioplasma can be highly restorative.

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