One evening, my oldest son called wondering what to do about a painful canker sore… My answer that night was Borax. (For another possible answer to that question, click here… Throat or Tongue?)
Borax is a homeopathic remedy whose physical symptoms focus primarily on the mucous membranes.
Borax also has an interesting keynote symptom in that there is found a fear or dread of a downward motion. Where might you find this strange sensation in everyday life? When you’re trying to place an infant in a bed. I remember experiencing this when my kids were little — (Unfortunately, I was not privy to this information then, though!) — a little fellow, sound asleep in my arms and the second the baby was about to be placed in their crib — that was it, they were up and not too happy about it either. In fact, they most likely screamed. Screaming, ironically, is another keynote symptom for Borax. Go figure!
It’s not unusual for me to get calls and texts from friends and family asking for quick remedy suggestions. As a matter of fact, these queries have been coming in even before I was an “official” homeopath.
You see, you don’t need to be an “official” homeopath to be able to help your friends and family — you just need a little know-how and, more importantly, a couple of successes under your belt, to provide the confidence to share this marvelous knowledge.
How do you get started with this? You are already in the right place! This blog provides lots of practical little nuggets for you to try. In case you missed them, here are some links to some quick go-to information…
Puncture wounds… Poked by a Branch
Stiff necks… A Pain in the Neck
Minor infections… Ingrown Toenails… ouch
Colds… Calming the Cold
Allergies Are Back!
Homeopathy & Dentistry
Grief and worry… Homeopathy can make a heavy world a little lighter
Injuries… I did a doozy…
Constipation… The Eagle has Landed!
Thankful for a Yeast Infection
Indigestion… Just going for a Pepcid…
Quick list of go-tos… Keep Calm and Carry a Homeopathic Remedy Kit
Over-indulgence… Too Much!
Wasp Attack! part 1
Back strain … Rhymes with box
Diarrhea… Traveler's Diarrhea
Croup… Barks in the night
Hoarse voice… Hoarseness
UTI… When it hurts to go
There are more, this is just a short list to get you started. Go to ClassicallyPractical.com and have a peruse, get yourself a remedy kit and see how useful it can be for you and your loved ones.
Julia Coyte, CHom
Classically Practical homeopath
A few weeks ago, I had a nagging sore throat for days. The sore throat wasn’t enough to interfere with my life, but it was annoying. I didn’t feel ill in any other way. I had no other symptoms pointing to allergies. I tried a few remedies and had no success. I was stumped.
Then, I bit my tongue and that was the ticket!
One of the beautiful aspects of homeopathy is taking all the symptoms into consideration at one time to find the best remedy.
Mercurius sol is one of many remedies for sore throats, and I didn’t think of it right off the bat. But, when I kept biting my already bitten tongue, the penny finally dropped. Merc sol is also well known for aphthae (small ulcers in the mouth or on the tongue) and aphthous stomatitis, a.k.a. canker sores. Aha!
The niggling pain in my throat was lessened significantly in very short order and the tender little lump on the tip of my tongue was gone. By the next day, the re-injuring of my tongue was a thing of the past and my sore throat was just a ghost of itself.
When looking for the best remedy, remember to include all the relevant information in the case. My generic, not terribly painful sore throat didn’t give me enough information to quickly find the remedy needed. In this case, I had to bite my tongue to fix my throat!
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Julia Coyte, CHom
I am passionate about homeopathy and I love sharing this passion. Having a working knowledge of homeopathy shouldn't be kept a secret. If people have the ability to help themselves, their children and their friends when they have minor ailments, life just gets better for everyone. That is the purpose behind Ruminating on Remedies.