I am happy to say that I am on vacation where the sun is strong and it feels amazing, so I am going to keep this article real short and get back to the business of being on vacation.
The problem with that marvelous sun is the fact that I am a red head. We redheads can love the sun but the sun is definitely not our friend for more than a few short minutes.
When I was a kid, I suffered sunburn regularly and a couple of them were pretty severe. I’m getting better about balancing my wanting to feel the sun on my skin and calling it quits before I’ve turned into a lobster.
Better, but not perfect!
Last year, I thought I had my bases covered. I had on a big hat, I had on a long sleeved hoodie with thumb hooks in the sleeves so even my hands were covered and I thought my legs were good to go. So, I went for a nice, long walk on the beach.
We were in our RV, parked on the beach and it was raining while we slept. I awakened in the middle of the night with my lower legs simultaneously on fire and in a swamp. I quickly grabbed my remedies and popped a Belladonna (known for it's positive effect on burning pains). It took the edge off for a couple of minutes. Tried again. Same thing. The relief did not stick around.
Then, I remembered I had brought along a tube of homeopathic Sol, a remedy I had never tried. Within 15 minutes, I was back to sleeping like a baby (but still in my swamp).
Homeopathic Sol is made by exposing milk sugar “to the sun’s rays and then stirred with a glass rod until saturated” (Murphy n.d.). I will be completely honest… I wasn’t sure this was a realistic way to make a homeopathic remedy. This one sounded a little “out there” to me. But, I have to say, I take it all back.
“Potentized sunlight is used for sun dermatitis, sun headaches, heatstrokes, cancers and radiation. Photophobia is another keynote. Sunburns easily or never well since a severe sunburn. Sunlight can damage the eyes, from over-exposure, snow-blindness, sun-blindness” (Murphy n.d.).
As I said, I’m on vacation and in an effort to keep this short I will just say that if you have a history of severe sunburns, take a look at Sol and see if it’s a good fit for you.
Or, contact me and we can take a look together to see if homeopathy can address any longstanding issues stemming from previous sun exposure.
Cover up and wear a big hat!
Julia Coyte, CHom
Classically Practical homeopath
Murphy, R., n.d. Homeopathic Remedy Guide. accessed through Radar Opus.
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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.