<![CDATA[Homeopathy Blog]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:48:53 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[The Homeopathic Modalities of Joint Pain]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/homeopathic-modalities-joint-pain/

image with street signs that say better and worseFor better or worse: The Homeopathic Modalities of Joint Pain

‘Joint Pain’ is a common phrase we use to describe (pause), well, joint pain. It’s simple and straightforward, but it doesn’t really tell the whole story about how you may be feeling, even if you know the pain is in your joints. It’s a great example of how conventional medicine tends to lump us all together, and an even better opportunity to illustrate how homeopathic medicines differ. If you were to click the “Joint Pain” sub-category on our navigation menu under “Pain & First Aid”, you’d get a long list of possible remedies. But which one should you take?

We offer combination medicines like Hyland's Arthritis Pain Formula, Backache #199 and Rheumatic Pain #14 to simplify the selection process and make selection easier for everyone. But what about finding the single remedy that can do the most for your specific symptoms?

The answer isn’t always simple, but homeopathic remedy descriptions offer an important tool to help narrow the options– Modalities. Along with the many varied characteristics that outline a single remedy's applications, you will usually find its unique “modalities”; these are primarily things or times that make an individual or his symptoms feel better (ameliorations marked in materia medica as >) or worse (aggravations, <). For instance, what makes your joint pains feel better or worse can offer a shortcut to finding Rhus tox for achy joints that hate cold damp days and enjoy gentle movement to alleviate the feeling of stiffness that gathers as you sit still too long. In case taking, Homeopaths often start with modalities to help them hone in on the best homeopathic remedy choice for a particular case or use them to choose between two suitable remedies.


When looking for a good option for your symptoms, it helps just to take a second before you look at our single remedies to define your joint pain and its modalities.

Here’s a list of modalities given for homeopathic remedies commonly used for “joint pain symptoms" from Beoricke's Materia Medica with Repertory.1 Please note, not all of these modalities are typical of joint pains, but they all help define the remedy.

WORSE, least touch; motion; rest; wine; damp cold.

WORSE in warm room, in evening and NIGHT; WORSE lying on affected side, from music, from tobacco-smoke, dry, cold winds
BETTER in open air.

WORSE, warmth, any motion, morning, eating, hot weather, exertion, touch. Cannot sit up; gets faint and sick.

Kali sulph:
Worse, in evening, heated room.
Better, cool, open air.

Ledum pal:
BETTER, from cold, putting feet in cold water (this one is really important as Ledum helps areas that are cold to the touch, so if cold feet want cold water, look no further). WORSE, at night, and from heat of bed.

Mag phos:
WORSE, right side, COLD, touch, night.
BETTER, warmth, bending double, pressure, friction.

Nat sulph:
WORSE, music (makes her sad), lying on left side; dampness of basement, damp weather.
BETTER, dry weather pressure, changing position.

Rhus tox:
WORSE, during sleep, cold, wet rainy weather and after rain; at night, DURING REST, drenching, when lying on back or right side.
BETTER, warm, dry weather, motion; walking, change of position, rubbing, warm applications, from stretching out limbs.

Ruta grav:
WORSE, lying down, from cold, wet weather.

1 Boericke, William, MD.  Materia Medica with Repertory. Santa Rosa: Boericke & Tafel, Inc. 1927. Print

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The founder of homeopathy, Samual Hahnemann, stressed the importance of evaluating the "exact character" of a symptom by assuming "various positions" in order to determin modalities; aggrevations (worse from) and ameliorations (better from).

Hahnemann's Organon aphorism §133

"On experiencing any particular sensation from the medicine, it is useful, indeed necessary, in order to determine the exact character of the symptom, to assume various positions while it lasts, and to observe whether, by moving the part affected, by walking in the room or the open air, by standing, sitting or lying the symptom is increased, diminished or removed, and whether it returns on again assuming the position in which it was first observed,—whether it is altered by eating or drinking, or by any other condition, or by speaking, coughing, sneezing or any other action of the body, and at the same time to note at what time of the day or night it usually occurs in the most marked manner, whereby what is peculiar to and characteristic of each symptom will become apparent.


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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:04:16 +0000
<![CDATA[Back To School Stress]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/back-to-school/

Homeopathy Helps Students & Parents
Rise to the Occasion

Some kids take tests with no tension at all, some get a bit nervous and tense, while others suffer with tummy aches, restlessness, headaches, nerves, mental dullness and an inability to focus. And this is true for parents too when it comes to meeting deadlines, changing routines and coping with our demanding lifestyles. Just as some bodies overreact to allergens or toxins, others overreact to stresses like tests, public speaking or performing. The chemical patterns are not that different. Signals get crossed and with the right stimulus, the body can find better solutions.

Fortunately homeopathy does not discriminate. Its applications include mental, emotional and physical symptoms equally. Without slowing, accelerating, depressing or stimulating mental function, our safe natural homeopathic remedies help the body steady its responses and maintain a healthier balance.

Four Homeopathic Single Remedies and Two Combination Remedies Stand Out for Back To School Stress

These homeopathic remedies all stand out for their ability to help ease exam nerves and other stresses without hindering a child’s natural development in any way.

Gelsemium – Is your child apt to 'draw a blank' when put on the spot? As demonstrated in the review on the right, this homeopathic remedy helps when nervous stress causes the mind to dull, draw a blank, feel dopey or dumb. Related symptoms may involve restlessness, a sensation of weightiness and 'butterfly' stomachaches that cause diarrhea.   Buy Now

Lycopodium – Do they worry, worry, worry and succeed? This homeopathic remedy helps when exams and other stresses challenge self-confidence. The students needing Lycopodium most are worriers and have issues with both boldness and timidity. They worry, become nervous, may suffer with headaches or gassy indigestion, but in the end, they are usually able to rise to the occasion and succeed.   Buy Now

Kali phos – Do your kids study all night and become too tired to care about the exam? This potassium based homeopathic cell salt relieves symptoms resulting from mental and nervous strain, including nervousness, headaches and fatigue.  Buy Now

Calc phos – Does the effort to study disturb your kids mentally and physically? Whenever mental strain leads to stress headaches, causes discontent or disturbs mental abilities, this homeopathic cell salt for growth and repair can offer supportive relief.  Buy Now

homeopathic remedy for anxietyAnxiety / Depression #304 – With Gelsemium, Lycopodium, Kali phos and other calming singles among its ingredients, this worry-free combination can bring calm to a wide range of stressful situations.
1-800 Homeopathy's Best Selling Stress Combination offers steadying, calming support for symptoms related to stage fright, performance jitters, despair and anxious worry. This formula’s stabilizing influence extends to those struggling with homesickness, grief or sadness as well.

By helping the body balance nervous energy, this combination can relieve sleeplessness, irritability, restlessness, headaches, fatigue and other stress responses. 


Nervous Tension Tissue P – With Kali phos, Calc phos and other key homeopathic cell salts for symptoms involved in growth and tension, this homeopathic remedy’s fundamental support can be called on anytime.
Between adjusting to new teachers, classrooms, classmates, and leaving summer behind, the first days of school can be very stressful even for home schoolers. Starting off strong and confident can set the pace for the whole year. With a little worry-free support, you can minimize nervousness and maximize potential.



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"Thank you for teaching me about this fantastic form of medicine and helping me help others."

Dear Luyties or 1-800-Homeopathy,

This is an update to a true story I sent you some time ago.
I gave my friend Annie a bottle of your Gelsemium 30x for her grandson, JB, when he was going to be put out of his charter school for not being able to say his ABCs out loud to the teacher and school principal. Knowing that he knew his ABCs very well and that he often went mute when I asked him questions, I hoped Gelsemium would help him perform, and it did. He said his ABCs and began earning stars on his schoolwork. He soon figured out when he needed the remedy because he would ‘forget stuff and wiggle around’. He takes it very sparingly if at all, even now.

Since using Gelsemium many of his frustrations including being one of the only African American students in his classes, have waned and he is usually the teacher’s pet. He can speak openly to his teachers and other adults, which he was never able to do before. He has a much better understanding of how he responds to stresses. When he is fidgety, he asks the teacher for permission to do jumping jacks in the closet so he can sit still and not 'be bad'. Last spring he told his teacher that if he ate the cookie she gave him, he would be put in the closet for being bad. A few questions later, he explained that when he eats sweets, he can’t stay in his chair or keep from talking too much. She thanked him for his wisdom, gave him a carrot instead and has stopped serving cookies in class. All his teachers like to tell Annie what he did or said in school.

Annie is the first to say that her grandson's thoughts and ideas like doing jumping jacks or not eating sweets did not come from her or his mom – ‘he figures things out for himself in the funniest ways’.

I now run study groups and am taking classes in homeopathy. Thank you for teaching me about this fantastic form of medicine and helping me help others.


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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:06:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Supporting the connection between nerves and muscles]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/mag-phos-nerve-muscles/

Spotlight on Mag phos -  #1 single homeopathic remedy this week!

In what might be Scheussler's finest hour, he linked the magnesium in the body to his mineral compound magnesium phosphate. He attributes its success to magnesium's importance in the connection between nerves and muscles. Thus he made us a remedy that is uncanny for relieving symptoms of cramps, spasms and radiating pains. Mag phos is a fast-acting remedy that benefits symptoms as diverse as leg cramps, muscle spasms and tension, menstrual cramps, fitful coughs, colic and hiccups, as well as backache, pain from low back to right thigh, facial pain, tics, toothache, stabbing headaches and weariness. Anytime symptoms improve with heat and worsen with cold, Mag phos makes a wise choice. Sipping hot water with a dose can speed its action.

Magnesia phos -  A Closer Look

If you feel tight, tense, in a knot, then think Mag phos, and relax. The biochemist/physician who established the cell salts, Wilhelm Scheussler advised us that an imbalance in our magnesium causes nerves and muscles to get out of sync. They cramp, spasm and shoot off pains. As phosphorus is vital to many chemical reactions in the body, the phosphate in this compound is equally vital. Found in muscles, nerves, brain tissue, spinal marrow and teeth, the compound magnesium phosphate is vital to proper communication throughout the body.

Mag phos aids many symptoms that occur when nerves and muscles cannot cooperate these include leg cramps, menstrual cramps, abdominal pain or colic, backache, writer’s cramps, muscular tension, hiccoughs, tics, twitches, certain cases of urinary leaking at night and other cramp symptoms. For 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, back pain, facial pain, toothache and right-sided ear pain.

Now for the big IF: an important key to Mag phos’ relief is that symptoms feel better for heat and worse for cold. This is so strong that many recommend a sip or two of hot water immediately after taking the remedy to speed its action. If a hot bath, hot tea, and a warm bed sound ideal, add Mag phos to maximize the relief.

Key homeopathic combination remedies with Mag phos:

Muscular Tissue IMuscular Tissue I - This muscle supportive cell salt combination gives muscles what their cells need relax and stay healthy. Made from the minerals muscles use to flex, lift, push, pull, repair and relax without pain, cramps or irritation, this 100% natural tissue combination can be taken anytime muscles ask for it.

Hyland's ArniSport - Hyland’s ArniSport® tablets are a specially formulated for the athlete or weekend warrior. Hyland’s ArniSport® provides 100% natural relief for muscle aches and pains due to strain or injury from overexertion.

Hyland's Leg Cramps - 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.

Sleep Tissue A - The cell salts in this combination offer fundamental relaxing sleep support. Made from the natural compounds already in our cells. By combining the anti-irritation and fever cell salt, the nerve nutrient cell salt and the anti-spasmodic cell salt, this unique formula offers relaxing support and peace of mind.


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3 Simple Steps for finding a single remedy to suit your needs  

1) Think about your current symptoms more than diagnoses, such as ‘burning pain, gas, burping or
nausea after eating’ rather than ‘indigestion’. A minute spent analyzing symptoms and causes before reading
through the remedies can make a big difference.

2) Glance through the applications and characteristics at the top of each description and make a short
list of the remedies that apply best. Then read through these remedies to find which one stands out as most
similar in nature to your individual set of symptoms.

3) Take your first dose and relax, knowing: You cannot do any harm by not making the perfect choice.
The remedy will last a long time and cover a range of applications for future use.

Shortcuts: Note what makes your symptoms feel better or worse. Known as ‘keynote modalities’, these help pinpoint or eliminate remedies. For instance, Bryonia symptoms worsen with motion, Rhus tox symptoms need motion to limber up or relax, Ars alb symptoms strike after midnight and Mag phos pains improve with heat. These are often listed with specific complaints or at the end of the descriptionss.



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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:26:10 +0000
<![CDATA[Heat, allergies, dryness and other symptoms of summer]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/symptoms-of-summer/

Decorative Image symbolizing Summer Symptoms5 "must read" homeopathy blogs for the symptoms of summer

We've compiled a short list of  blog articles addressing the common issues of summer including heat related symptoms, dry skin, summer colds & allergies and even unexpected summer outing nightmares. Whether you're new to homeopathy or just need a refresher, it's a good idea to brush up on these homeopathic remedies, their symptom characteristics and how each one can help this time of year.

1) Summer Outing Nightmares - 3 unexpected summer outing nightmares, and how to prepare with homeopathy

This article focuses 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

2) Four tips on how to use homeopathic remedies for heat stress

In addition to outlining four tips on how to use homeopathy for summer heat and first aid, this blog also details two key remedies for heat related symptoms, and provides a side bar with tips on how to avoid heat stress.

3) Colds in the summer or allergies, does it matter?

Hacking cough, runny nose, postnasal drip, throat irritation, sneezing and sinus troubles are common to summer cold and allergy sufferers. But are these summer cold symptoms or allergy symptoms?  Learn which homeopathic remedies are the best for these summer symptoms.

4) The secret to soothing dryness and maintaining healthy elastic tissue

 Whether you find yourself bound by hot dry temperatures in the southwest, or windburn after a sandy, sea salt coastal vacation in the east, hydration may be a priority of the day.   Learn which cell salt remedy can address your own symptoms related to dryness.

5) Quick ways to handle ordinary "end of summer" ailments

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.


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Popular health news for July  

Intense exercise may help people sleep better

Engaging in intense, vigorous exercise before bed may help people get better sleep more than taking part in less strenuous activity in the evening, according to a study in the journal Sleep Medicine.

People prefer not to be alone with their thoughts

Sitting still and relaxing is a challenge for many individuals. This is specially if they over think, which may lead to anxiety.

Study: Back pain may not be related to weather

Many people often claim to feel aches and pains when bad weather is approaching, but a new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research from Australian investigators found that lower back pain is not associated with changes in the weather.

Brain aging may be sped by shorter sleep.

A study recently published in the journal "Sleep" found that when people sleep less, normal age-related brain structural changes happen slightly quicker in middle-aged and older adults.



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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:58:30 +0000
<![CDATA[Homeopathy for summer stress & nerves]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/summer-nerves/

Relax.  It's Summertime... Easier said than done.

So here we are amid those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer."  That line almost takes you back to a time when you didn't have a care in the world.  A time when you could fall asleep mid day in the grass, or sprawl out onto the porch with a good book, or just hang out on the hammock and do nothing but listen to the crickets chirp and watch the stars overhead.  I'm talking about relaxing.  While we all aspire to such moments in the summer, attaining summer bliss is not always that simple.  Even if you're on the beach on a perfect day, you're head may be somewhere else. Homeopathy can help you take a calm, composed, natural step forward – so you can reach that place without chemical residues or groggy side effects.

Anxious / Depressed Nerves #304Anxious/Depressed Nerves #304

Soothes stress symptoms due to exams, performances, worry, grief, fatigue, etc. Nerves don’t often know what the problem is, fight or flight, fright or fatigue, they just engage and take a lot of convincing to let go. This comprehensive calming formula can help the body ease its own responses, to help you rest or put your best foot forward. Whether or not stage fright, midterms, work, homesickness, grief or sadness are at the source, this best selling, most trusted stress remedy, offers your symptoms a break. Don’t believe us? You don’t need to, check its reviews on our website where Sara says, “It really works!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!”

Homeopathic Ingredients: Agnus cast, Gelsemium, Ignatia,Kali phos, Lycopodium, Passiflora

Nervous Tension Tissue P - Luyties designed this cell salt combination to encourage well-nourished pregnancies, but soon found it effective for all ages facing all kinds of stresses. Here’s why it is so helpful when symptoms related to growth, recovery or convalescence need a little cell salt support:

Mag phos, the anti spasm cell salt, is essential for helping the body keep nerves and muscles in sync and cramp free.

Kali phos, the nerve nutrient cell salt, can ease nerve pains and irritation due to growth, fear or pain.

Calc fluor, the elasticity cell salt, helps when growing tissues, skin, stretched veins and other tissues need help in staying strong and flexible.

Calc phos, the growth and repair cell salt, eases growing pains and speeds recovery from injury or normal wear and tear. Also steadies sugar highs.

Tranquility #74Tranquility #74

Whether age, hormones, trauma or stress are contributors, nature has an answer to stressed nervous systems.

A stressed, grieving, tired and/or sleepless nervous system can encourage a range of agitated, irritable, moody, weary, sad or sleepless symptoms as well as headaches and irritations. This remedy’s formula can send a simple message to these symptoms: Take it easy! #74's natural relief can help your body cope with nervous energy without adding the stress of groggy side effects.

Homeopathic ingredients: Agnus castus, Ignatia, Kali phos

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Single Homeopathic Remedies to help you relax

Nervous Anticipation / Exam Nerves - Gelsemium - Its symptoms ‘paralyzed by fear’ are most pronounced when having to perform. If you’ve ever forgotten your lines while on stage, or blanked out on a question in an interview and stood there totally dumbfounded, you know just what this is like. If dullness of mind, upset 'butterfly' stomach or even anticipation-induced diarrhea prevail over any situation, Gelsemium can calm nerves to help bring out the best.

Indecision / Stage Fright - Lycopodium - Important keynotes are nervousness and indecision but this remedy’s range is extensive, especially for those who worry and battle with self confidence (too much and too little).

Worry / Sleeplessness / Can't Concetrate - Avena Sativa -  Too tired to sleep? When a mentally stressful day, recovery from illness, excessive worrying or alcohol consumption leads toward sleeplessness, poor concentration, headaches and fatigue, this very gentle remedy offers calming, soothing relief. Its applications include supportive help for fatigue or debility after illness and soothing relief for burning occipital headaches with deep aching pain. Hangovers can find relief in this gentle single remedy, as well.

Worry / Sleeplessness / Restless Irritability - Chamomilla - Though well known as a children’s remedy for calming restless, irritable sleepless babies and tantrum-throwing youngsters, Chamomilla has been a useful remedy for all ages as it 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. If every pain is too painful, no effort to appease it is sufficient.

Worry / sleeplessness / from Overwork - Passiflora - This gentle calming remedy aids sleeplessness in the very young, very old and everyone in between - worriers, workaholics and alcoholics alike. If nervousness, worry and excitement trigger a bursting “top-will-pop-off’ headache, Passiflora can be very soothing.


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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:17:51 +0000
<![CDATA[Homeopathy for bug bites and stings]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/bites-and-stings/

mosquito bites and stingsHomeopathic Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings

For most of us, July means more time outdoors.  And whether you're camping, hiking, fishing or simply spending time in the backyard, it's prime season for bug bites and stings.  I was reminded of this just the other night when my 6 year old daughter was stung under the ear on her cheek.  Fortunately, the story ends very well.  An oral dose of Apis, and one application of Hyland's Bug Bite Ointment stopped the tears instantly, and reduced the redness and stinging pain in short order.  While Apis and Bug Bite Ointment saved our evening, there are several homeopathic remedies to help with insect bites and stings.

For more insight we call on details from the book, The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents, by Edward Shalts, MD, DHt.

Aconite - While not a remedy often considered for insect bites and rashes, Dr. Shalts suggests it first in certain cases, "I've seen cases when a child stung by a bee gets so scared that the need for Aconitum is obvious. Use it if your child is scared, red faced and has an expression of terror...

Then to remedy the sting:
Apis mel - "Use this remedy if the area of a sting is swollen, red, warm to the touch and the condition is made better by cold. ... I've seen cases of allergic reactions to bee stings that almost instantly respond to Apis." Swelling and irritation after "stings from other insects responds similarly well.
... A dose of 30C is good... If there's an initial, but not a complete, improvement, repeat the dose two more times at thirty- to- sixty minute intervals. Stop giving doses sooner if the child is more than 50 percent better."

Ledum pal - "Frequently, the bites of wasps and other large insects require Ledum, but not always." Whether dealing with large insect bites or animal bites, this is the bite master remedy. "A main indication is that the area of the bite or sting is reddish blue and surrounded by a very pale area. The wound is also cold to the touch. Paradoxically, ice-cold applications bring about a dramatic improvement although the areas of the bite are cold."

Urtica urens - If planning to comb exotic beaches, or if scratching feels too good to stop, "this remedy is used for stings of jellyfish and medusa. It's also used for any other type of insect bites or stings in which the main symptoms are hives and itching that get better from rubbing."

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Best selling homeopathic remedy combination formulas for bug bites & stings

Hyland's Bug Bite Ointment is a fast acting ointment to relieve the swelling and itching from bug bites & stings. The citronella oil in the base makes it smell good and helps to deter insects from the second bite. It’s not a repellant, but it does offer fast acting and long lasting relief!

Skin Irritation #94 combines ingredients that support healthy skin with those that help the skin purge itself of eruptions, acne and other irritations. This includes relief of dry scaly skin, weak skin with burning eruptions, itchy rashes and pustular rashes. In short, #94 offers a healthy dose of healing support.

Hyland's Hives is a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of symptoms of red, swollen and itching rashes that appear with sudden onset. Working without contraindications or side effects, Hyland’s Hives stimulates your body’s natural healing response to relieve symptoms. Hyland’s Hives is safe for adults and children and can be used in conjunction with other medications.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:33:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Digestive Issues, Symptoms & Distress]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/digestive-issues/

Man Balancing on PostsTwo Approaches to Better Digestion

When the body sends signals of digestive issues and distress, it is important to treat the source as well as the symptoms. These two cell salt combinations offer relief and support for the two distinct phases of digestive distress. The indications for these cell salts are courtesy of Scheusssler’s Biochemistry and Materia Medica texts.

*Our cell salt descriptions are all written in accordance with Dr. W. H. Schuessler’s Biochemic Therapeutics, which established the cell salt remedies.

Acidity tissue CAcidity-Tissue C

Cell salts for early symptoms of digestive issues. The most natural way to relieve acid-related symptoms: gas, heartburn, acid stomachs, bloating and slow digestion. It also helps acidrelated symptoms such as stiff joints and muscles. Here's how it works:

Natrum phos, the acidity cell salt, is the star here as its source is key to breaking down acids throughout the body.

Natrum sulph, the fluid balancing cell salt, eases diverse symptoms: nausea, sick headache, sour vomiting, heartburn, bitter indigestion, etc.

Silica, a strengthening cell salt, helps the body ease sluggish digestion, constipation, flatulence and a variety of weaknesses.

In short, Tissue C is ideal for easing acidity before it settles in.  Homeopathic Cell Salt Ingredients: Nat phos, Nat sulph, Silica

Biliousness - Tissue HBiliousness-Tissue H

Cell salts are combined to support digestive organs.  Bilious is an old word for symptoms due to insufficient or ineffective bile for digestion. By supporting digestive organs, H relieves diverse symptoms related to sluggish digestion: nausea, bloating, indigestion, gas, heartburn, vomiting and other indications. Its cell salt sources are key to healthy livers and other digestive organs:

Calc fluor is important for digestive chemistry– it helps the body resolve symptoms of slow digestion, especially if hiccups, flatulence and nausea follow soon after eating.

Natrum mur, fluid balancing cell salt, relieves a range of symptoms including: gas, heartburn, nausea, constipation, frothy saliva and vomiting of white slimy mucus.

Natrum sulph, the water distribution cell salt, helps the body relieve slow digestion, sourvomiting, nausea, heartburn, sour diarrhea, etc.

Because they are made from essential minerals, these cells salts provide a gentle, straightforward way to restore balance, and health.  Homeopathic Cell Salt Ingredients: Calc fluor, Nat mur, Nat sulph

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Digestive Balance

A Goal for this Summer!

While we need to work on improving digestion 24/7, it’s a particularly good goal for summer. Why?

1.) Our gardens make it easier as they fill with kale, tomatoes and other goodies.

2.) The heat gives us many reminders as it can aggravate any meal, especially big bbqs that fill us with burgers. beer, ice cream, etc.

3.) We want to be our best to enjoy all the season’s opportunities.

How? Help yourself to these natural options for immediate relief and overall improvement.

Gas Tabs - Wises #413Gas Tabs - 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.

Diarrhea#334Diarrhea #334

This time-tested formula offers safe comprehensive relief from diarrhea and related gas, colic, vomiting and fatigue. With no habit forming or digestion-slowing side effects, it works by stimulating the body’s natural healing responses and is safe for all adults and children over two years of age.


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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:34:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Tension Headache Symptoms]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/tension-headache-relief/

Tension Headache Relief & Homeopathy

According to the World Health Organization, a "headache" is a disorder of the nervous system.  Almost 50% of the world population has suffered with at least one headache in the last year, and as a result, nearly 2 billion is spent on over-the-counter medicines.  Interestingly enough, most docs get very little training on the subject and as a result, diagnosis and treatment can be challenging.  Tension headaches are the most common, yet they are often mis-diagnosed as a migraine headache.  Telling the difference between the two means taking a closer look at the symptoms.

Tension headache symptoms vs. migraine symptoms

The Mayo Clinic web site describes a tension headache as one that tends to be on both sides and doesn't throb or pulse.  The pain is typically dull and you have the "sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead."  This is described in homeopathic literature as "pressing".  There can also be tenderness in the scalp, neck and shoulders.  There are many possible triggers, but the cause is often related to stress or tension. 

By contrast, migraine headaches more commonly occur on one side and are associated with visual disturbances like sensitivity to light.  A migraine is usually made worse by physical activity, where tension headaches are not.

Homeopathic remedies for the relief of tension headache symptoms and other headache symptoms

The National Center for Homeopathy explains that there are three key factors in treating headache symptoms with homeopathy.  First, consider the "modalities" of pain: When does it happen?  What makes it feel worse or better?  Next, the location of the pain: behind the eyes, at the base of the skull, does it move from one side to the other?  And lastly, what does the pain feel like?  Is it throbbing, splitting, sharp, or pressing?

Materia medica texts define the headache symptoms for each of these common singles in the following terms:

Aconite - Pressing, pulsating, bursting, hot headache, sudden onset, may be induced by cold, congestion or emotional stress.

Arsenicum alb - Restless remedy relieves vomiting and diarrhea, burning headaches, and anxious, restless fatigue related to flu, stomach flu, tainted food or alcohol consumption.

 Belladonna - Severe, sudden, throbbing, pulsating, headache with bursting pain on bending forward and possibly dizziness. Heat and fever related headaches.

 Bryonia - Bursting, splitting, frontal headaches that grow to cover the whole head, pain is worse with any motion and with light.

Gelsemium - a pressing headache that can be so violent with hammering, pulsating, ‘like a tight band’, occipital pain that you cannot do anything but lie still.  It can follow dissapointing or depressing news causing "dullness of the mind". 

Kali bich - headache starts in one spot and expands out to one side, usualy triggered by sinus congestion.  Modalities include worse at night and worse with motion.

 Nux vom - Heavy, pressing headaches, often stress related, from above the eyes to the back of the head. Pain is often worse or begins in the morning, on waking. Cold weather, alcohol or emotional strain can trigger headaches.

Pulsatilla nig - Nervous headaches especially in the forehead (or off to one side a bit) with a sore bruised feeling or pressing throbbing pain. Crave fresh air, tend to worsen with movement and improve with firm pressure. May be related to stress, excitement, too much sun, or eating rich foods. 

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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 Headache Combinations

Headaches #33 - From sudden fierce to slow moving, heavy headache symptoms, 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 Formula: Aconite, Belladonna, Bryonia , Iris, Nux vom

Hangover / Recovery #77 - This very versatile homeopathic combination blends four of the most comprehensive homeopathic remedies for relieving headache, flu, cough, nausea, hangovers and stress-related symptoms.

Homeopathic Formula: Arsenicum alb, Bryonia, Nux vom, Pulsatilla

Migraine #233 - Success stories keep coming in about this homeopathic headache combination! Its highly specialized formula applies to many very vexing migraine pains. Dr. Luyties carefully selected its homeopathic ingredients to relieve diverse headache and migraine symptoms including pressing, pulsating, bursting and nauseating pains.

Homeopathic Formula: Acetanilid, Bryonia, Caffeinum, Camphora brom, Iris vers

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:50:30 +0000
<![CDATA[Homeopathy FAQs]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/homeopathy-faqs/

Homeopathy FAQsHomeopathy - Frequently Asked Questions

Are these remedies herbal?
No, while many homeopathic remedies are derived from plants
and even herbs, their processing and highly defined principles of
application are unique to homeopathic medicines.

Who Can Take It? Everyone!
You’re never too old, young, weak, strong, sickly or healthy to benefit
from homeopathy. For children under 2 years of age, professional
guidance is recommended with every form of self care.

For babies, do tablets need to be placed under the tongue?
Many parents have success putting the tablets on the baby’s tongue,
just inside the baby’s cheek, or between the cheek and gum, where
the soft tablets dissolve instantly. When giving babies a remedy
that comes in a harder tablet or pellet, you can crush the tablets
between two spoons or dissolve them in a teaspoonful of water
before dosing.

Should I keep dosing until the bottle runs out?

Not unless your homeopath or program advises it. In general,
it is best to stop dosing when you feel a marked improvement or
change, even if after only one dose. Just assume the body has the
message and does not need further doses to confuse its progress. If
improvement ceases, you can always resume dosing. This approach
is especially apt when using higher potency singles.

Is homeopathy safe to take with my other medications?
Yes, prescriptions, OTCs, supplements, etc.– homeopathy has
no contra indications and because it works with the body’s own
resources, it has no risk of habituation or ‘druggy’ side effects.

What role does the FDA have in homeopathy?
Two organizations are involved in the standardization and overseeing
of homeopathic production, the FDA and the HPUS. The
Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the US (HPUS) establishes the
tests, standards, assays and production methods for each remedy it
incorporates. The FDA uses HPUS monographs plus the same rules
and regulations it applies to other forms of medicine to oversee and
scrutinize homeopathic manufacturing, production and labeling. The
claims for our homeopathic products are based on traditional
homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food
and Drug Administration. Homeopathic medicines are not herbs
or supplements, they have been officially recognized as drugs in
the US since their inclusion in the Food & Drug Act of 1938.

Do your products have an expiration date?
Homeopathic medicines are good indefinitely as they are very
stable when stored under normal conditions (away from moisture
and excessive heat or cold). For this reason the FDA has exempted
homeopathic manufacturers from posting expiration dates.

What if I am lactose intolerant or am sensitive to milk?
All our tablets contain pure Lactose N.F. (National Formulary),
which is without casein, whey or the other milk proteins which are
usually the triggers in reactions to dairy products. Most people are
able to use our products as the amount of this pure lactose is relatively
small. But if still concerned, you can dilute a dose in water and
take a sip of that as your dose.

Are there any reasons not to use homeopathy? None.

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How to Take Homeopathic Remedies?


Unless otherwise indicated on the label, the best way to take the small homeopathic tablets and pellets is to pour 3-4 into the lid, spill under your tongue and let them dissolve in a clean mouth (avoid eating for 15 minutes before and after a dose). If symptoms do not change, try avoiding contact with strong coffee, mints and chemical odors, as these can disrupt remedies if you are sensitive to them.


How often you dose is more important than the number of tablets you take. You can dose more frequently the more severe the symptoms, even every 5 or 15 minutes for a few doses. Otherwise, 1-3 doses per day, or as needed, is standard for lower potencies. When symptoms improve, you should stop dosing and trust that your system has the message, especially when working with single remedies.  Combinations often call for more frequent dosing than single remedies and lower potency singles call for more dosing than higher potencies.  See page 29 for an illustrated explanation of potency.

Lactose based tablets come in 6X, 12X and 30X. They dissolve under the tongue almost instantly.



Sucrose based pellets are available in 30C, and 200C. Note: Photos are shown at approximate size.

Welcome to Our Homeopathic Single Remedies

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. Highly multifaceted, most single remedies address a wide array of health issues. We only sell single homeopathic remedies in potencies that make them absolutely 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.

Thu, 15 May 2014 15:20:27 +0000
<![CDATA[Hurt less, heal faster, have more fun]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/heal-faster/

6 tips to help you hurt less, heal faster, have more fun!

For many of us, it seems like winter just ended.  The grounds are still soggy from snow melt, and we're finally into some decent spring weather.  And while summer doesn't officially begin until the 21st of June, the season for spending more time outdoors, is well underway.   So we think it's not too early to plan ahead for your outdoor fun and summer travels, especially since we have a limited time special offer right now!

SPECIAL OFFER - Buy 3, get a 4th (from list below) free

(expires May 31, 2014)

Buy any three items from our website and pick one from this Summer Fun list that you'd like to get for free!  Just add any 3 or more items from our site to your shopping basket, and pick a free remedy from this list - type it in the comment box. We'll deduct the cost from your sub-total.*

Summer Fun Checklist

Prepare Now - Shape Up Your Summer! 

1.  Gardening, Mowing, Unexpected Lifts and Twists

Arnica, Backache #199, Hyland’s Arthritis Pain Formula

2.  Exercise, Running, Biking, Hiking, Rowing

All the above, plus MuscleAches #44, Muscular Tissue I, Hylands Leg Cramps products, ArniSport

3.  Travel, Foreign Adventures, Picnics

Jet Lag #101, Car Sickness #100, Wise’s Gas Tabs, Acidity Tissue C

4.  Heat, Fatigue, Sun Exposure

Fever #7, Headaches #33, Belladonna, Cantharis (sunburns), Keokuk Burn Ointment, Bioplasma

5.  Rashes, Stings, Summer Itches, Abrasions, Cuts

Bug Bite Ointment, Apis mel (stings), Hylands Poison Ivy

6.  Planning, Scheduling, Coping

Anxiety #320, Anxious/Depressed Nerves #304, Sleep #173, Hylands Calms Forté


*Buy any 3 products from our web site, then pick a free remedy from this list - type it in the comment box.. This offer expires May, 31, 2014.  It may not be combined with other special offers or discounts.  Offer is limited to one use per household.

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Planning a road trip?

Take a closer look at the #1 homeopathic travel companion

Cocculus ind

Keynotes: Jet lag, Sleep, Stress, Travel, Motion sickness, Fatigue, Weakness, Vertigo, Loss of appetite

When jet lag, loss of sleep, mental emotional strain, or the pressures of air, road or water travel put us out of sync, Cocculus helps our bodies realign their circadian rhythms and sense of balance. If motion sickness, fatigue or a sense of weakness ‘like a hollow drum inside’ dominate, this remedy can save stress and hours of recovery without interfering with medications or travel plans. Other indicating symptoms include vertigo, loss of appetite, sleeplessness and even a nasty lower back pain.  Click here for more info

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 individual cell salt remedies in 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. 12 strong plastic bottles (125 tabs each - 6x potency).


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Wed, 14 May 2014 17:32:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Top to bottom, inside out and upside down]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/herings-law/

Understanding your body’s “curative response” – what to expect with a well-chosen homeopathic remedy.

More than 500 million people in the world today have used homeopathic remedies. Many do so safely, without knowledge of how homeopathy is unique, how it works or why it’s often better to choose a homeopathic product over other over-the-counter options.

Remember the Basics
The association of “homeopathy” with the terms “natural” or “holistic” is correct, but doesn’t tell the whole story.  We’ve blogged many times about the need to match an individual’s symptoms with the symptoms of a homeopathic remedy (homeopathy's Law of Similars); that each single remedy's symptoms are described in historic texts called “materia medica” and are based on scientific provings* carried out by Hahnemann and other homeopaths in history; and that a remedy's symptoms aren't just what we put on a label like 'sneezing, bruising or leg cramps' but extensive lists of how it pertains to mental, emotional and physical symptoms, and what makes them better or worse (modalities).  This is an important concept because in homeopathy, the medicine does not seek to “mask” or "numb" symptoms the way conventional medicines often do. Because, by masking the symptoms, the disease can potentially do more harm or create more trouble for the body to cope with in the future. With a well chosen homeopathic remedy, you encourage the body to do its work; you initiate a healing response. However, the body's course to healing is not always clear. With Arnica taken right after your shin hits the coffee table, sure the bruise doesn't have to fully develop, but what about when Pulsatilla relieves a cough but the nose starts to run like crazy? Is that good news? YES!

Fortunately, a very important homeopath gave us guidelines that apply to healing in general, but are especially helpful for observing the body's curative responses to a well-chosen homeopathic remedy.

Hering’s Laws of Cure - Topsy-turvy as a path to cure?

The path to health is not often a straight line. We might want the pain to just disappear, but the body wants to get rid of the cause for the pain, as well. Fortunately, the homeopath known as the 'Father of Homeopathy in America', Constantine Hering, gave us a very helpful set of guidelines known as Hering's Laws of Cure.

His pattern for observing changes in patients provides homeopaths and other practitioners with essential clues toward the action, success and progress of healing in a patient. In homeopathy particularly, they help practitioners determine whether they should repeat, stop, or change potency of doses, or whether to change remedies when progress does not occur. Whether working with a homeopath or on your own, they can be very helpful, especially in that the inevitable lesson is BE PATIENT!

Here's how he explains it:

Cure Proceeds:
1. from the top to the bottom
2. from the inside out
3. from the most vital organs to the least,
4. in the reverse order in which it occurred

Thus, Hering's Law of Cure gives us the possible patterns an illness might take in the course of being cured. For example, if you take a remedy for fever, it is not unheard of to get very hot feet just before or after it breaks (top to the bottom). But more important are cases in which you take a remedy for joint pain and find your old rash comes back for a short time (reverse order and inside out). Then there's the chesty cough that eases, but turns the nose into a faucet (most vital to least). 

This evidence that the body got the message from the remedy should figure largely in your next decision - to dose again, change remedies or let it ride.  Skin eruptions are particularly telling as the body often moves problems to the surface - from the inside out, especially if there has been a pattern of suppression in the history of the case. If these skin symptoms start high on the body and move toward the feet, that's great. But they don't have to make it all the way, just show that they are moving down (toward less vital organs) and not up.

*"Prove" "proved" and "Proving" are terms that describe homeopathic drug provings, a scientifc process used to identify and describe the symptom characteristics of single homeopthic remedies.


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Constantine Hering (1800-1880)

This incredible physician came to homeopathy the way many doctors do: In trying to debunk the principles of Hahnemann's homeopathy, he instead became a devoted student. He went on to prove* many remedies and become known as the "Father of Homeopathy in America."

After landing in Philadelphia at age 27, Herring worked with a few other homeopaths in the US to found the first homeopathic schools (Hahnemann Medical College and Homeopathic Medical College of Philadelphia) as well as the still active American Institute of Homeopathy (the AMA of homeopaths).
He authored Guiding Symptoms (an extensive 10 volume Materia Medica), established hospitals for his schools and proved* many homeopathic remedies including Lachesis. A proving* in which his wife recorded his symptoms as he let the venom run its course. Fortunately, they applied the homeopathic version before it induced death.

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You can learn a great deal from our blog and single homeopathic remedy pages, but if you want to take homeopathy to the next level, there's nothing like putting the remedies to use.  Having them on hand when you need them is ideal, and acquiring a homeopathic kit is the most economical way to do it.

Quick Solutions 30C Kit - This kit contains 27 essential remedies for every household in a handy nylon carrying case. These 27 remedies cover applications for first aid, injuries, common colds, flu, sinuses, aches, joints, fevers, anxieties, nerves, and much more. This kit comes with a reference insert which offers information for each remedy. As with all our C Kits, it is a great bargain, 27 remedies for less than the price of 15, plus a great case to store these ever replenishable, replaceable vials.  See details

 Hyland's Home Remedy Chest - From a massive natural pharmacopoeia and over 200 years of intense observation and research, Hyland’s pharmacists have carefully chosen a set of 29 unique homeopathic medicines (plus an extra bottle of Arnica Montana) that apply to the widest range of everyday ailments, from coughs and colds to headaches and nervous tension.  And, every Hyland’s Remedy Chest includes an extensive homeopathic reference guide to all the remedies contained in the chest and the symptoms they address.  See product details

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Tue, 06 May 2014 19:23:33 +0000
<![CDATA[Seasonal Allergy Refresher]]> http://www.1-800homeopathy.com/blog/seasonal-allergies/

How to take control of your seasonal allergies with homeopathy.

Like any other year, experts are predicting doom and gloom for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. More moisture brings more blooms which bring more pollen and allergens in the environment. Whether the season is beautiful or bland matters little if you happen to be the one afflicted. However, you can turn misery into opportunity– just consider what your symptoms are and what they make you feel like, then see how these key remedies measure up to your individual pattern. Who knows, maybe one of them will be able to convince your body that a little bit of pollen is just that and not a health threatening invader.

Why so many homeopathic allergy remedy options? In order to match the wide variety of hay fever symptoms, we need a wide variety of remedies -- homeopathy supports individuality.

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 symptoms of eye, nose and throat irritation as well as related headaches, hacking coughs and hoarseness. Its symptoms are often worse in cool damp weather and stuffy rooms.

Arsenicum alb - Heat for symptoms with a burning sensation? If that makes sense, this will to. Arsenicum relieves symptoms of allergies, hay feve, colds, etc. including: sneezing, coughing, runny noses and eyes... all with watery, burning secretions. Its coughs hack, wheeze, dry up at night, loosen during the day with frothy, salty, burning mucus. The only relief may be a hot cup of tea as anything cold makes everything worse. Those it can do the most for are anxious, restless worriers who often feel overly sensitive to all impressions and can be at times compulsive or controlling and fear being alone.

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

This fast acting single can help the body's own defenses brighten eyes and clear congestions. Whether allergies, hay fever or a watery cold produces symptoms like 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 the body break down its thick, ropy, sticky, tough, stubborn mucus, this congestion expert relieves symptoms of sinus pain, post nasal drip, etc., including: hawking, blocked nasal passages, stubborn gagging coughs. Related stomach distress and migraine-like headache symptoms can enjoy its relief as well. If mucus suppressants, spring 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 classic can bring much needed relief to cold, flu, hay fever and allergy symptoms which bring on ripe yellow mucus, wearying night coughs that force the cougher to sit up, burning eyes, dry sore throats and sometimes, thirstless chilly fevers. The key with all of these is a desire fresh air even if it's coldness seems to aggravate the cough. Pulsatilla has a preference for mild, moody, yet affectionate individuals with a deep need for security, e.g., children who need constant attention, they wilt in too much sunshine, but cannot stand a stuffy room.

Nat mur - hayfever symptoms: dry throat irritation, profuse nasal discharge, watery eyes, post nasal drip,

Dryness underlies many of Nat mur’s applications. Its colds and congestions have a dry rawness along with thickening clear to whitish mucus. The nose may run but the throat feels dry and vice versa. The colds, hay fever and sinus pressure symptoms it helps are often marked by profuse nasal discharge, watery eyes, post nasal drip, dry tickling coughs or dry sore throats. While the cell salt is pretty common to all of us, it has an uncanny ability to help those who are more susceptible because they feel worn down, sleepless or just tired of reliving haunting unpleasant memories of grief or disappointment.

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Homeopathic remedy combinations for allergy & hayfever symptoms

Hyland's Seasonal Allergy Relief - Any season is allergy season, and this formula offers non-drowsy natural relief. Formulated for the entire family, this product is a welcome answer to the drippy misery of seasonal allergies. Relieves runny eyes and nose symptoms of allergy from pollen, ragweed, grasses, mold and animal dander.

Sinus #203 - 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.

Hyland's Allergy Relief 4 Kids (soft tablets)  Specially designed 4 Kids with sensitivity to pollen, ragweed, grasses, mold or animal dander! This gentle, safe and effective remedy relieves kids’ common allergy symptoms including watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes/nose/roof of mouth, pressure in the nose and cheeks, ear fullness / popping, dark circles under the eyes and hives.

Hyland's Complete Allergy 4 kids (Liquid Formula)

Specially designed for kids to relieve common allergy symptoms - in safe, pleasant tasting, all-natural liquid formula.



Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:11:26 +0000
<![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.

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.


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  

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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Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:22:58 +0000
<![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.


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 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.


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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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:07:58 +0000
<![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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