How to relieve winter itch with homeopathy?
Winter itch. It suggests an emotional desire to get outside, move around or change something in our lives. Although a good homeopathic practitioner could repertorize it and find a great homeopathic remedy for those emotional keynotes, we actually mean something much more simple. That is itchy skin during the winter months caused by indoor heating systems and less than optimal hydration.
It's easy to understand how it happens. In the winter, because of lower temperatures and less time in the hot sun, we're often not as concious of our need to hydrate, so we don't drink enough water. Combine this with dry air from heaters and you may become susceptable to dry skin and ithiness - winter itch! The good news is, homeopathic remedies can help.
Though often characterized as the absent minded, messy, bath-hating philosopher, or the child who never stops asking ‘Why?’, homeopathic Sulphur has many acute applications for all of us.
The homeopathic remedy Sulphur covers the gamut of ailments head to toe. One of its main applications is for skin problems, particularly dry, scaly, generally unhealthy skin that suppurates easily. It can also help with acne and sores, red orifices and hemorrhoids, and itchy skin or patches which burn when scratched and are aggravated by heat.
Its range of cold and hay fever symptoms include: itching burning watery eyes; feverish, sweaty colds with persistent offensive yellow mucus in sore, red nasal passages; suffocating coughs and sinus irritation. Its ear congestion often causes ears to be very red.
In the digestive field, it helps with nausea, acidity, heartburn, offensive flatulence and morning diarrhea. Great appetites for sweets, chocolate, fats, spicy food, cold water and beer may suggest a serious Sulphur case.
Sulphur’s sleep may be disturbed by cold, restlessness or nightmares. If after a few good hours, the night is a string of naps leaving you unrefreshed and drowsy in the afternoon, that’s a Sulphur sleep. Its headaches feel very constricted, hot and full with burning, bursting pain in the forehead and at the vertex (top) and may have the typical Sulphur indigestion.
As for the ‘Sulphur Type’, there are many. It covers quite a spectrum of traits and personalities from the robust to the emaciated, from the generous to the most miserly, the outspoken critic and the spokesperson for humanity. From the drunkard, dirty, wise-fool of Shakespeare’s Falstaff to the knowledgeable intense egoist Sherlock Holmes, some of the greatest characters in literature and history come under the wide range of Sulphur egos. Whether full of themselves or of concern for their families and health, Sulphurs tend to lack the practical nature that guides most of our daily lives. In homeopathic care, Sulphur is often used when the true ‘similimum’ is not working.
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 Support for Itches and Irritations
Combines homeopathic 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.
Homeopathic Ingredients: Arsenicum alb, Berberis vulg, Echinacea ang, Sulphur
PRID Drawing Salve
This healing ointment combines homeopathy’s best venous expertise with quick topical relief to assure fast comfort and long term benefits for hemorrhoids, varicose veins and other skin irritations. The name Buckeye comes from its dominant ingredient made from the buds and blooms of the Horse Chestnut tree, Aesculus hip. Second to Aesculus is the vein expert Hamamelis made from the bark of a Witch Hazel shrub.
Homeopathic Ingredients: Aesculus Hipp, Hamamelis Virg, Stramonium
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January 24, 2012 4:27:00 PM EST
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