I just saw a CHE (Centre for Homeopathic Education) post on a remedy combination that most people could probably use at some point in their lives. If you have children, I practically guarantee they could benefit from this one.
Seeing this CHE post, “Tissue Salts for Strong Teeth,” reminded me that a few dentist appointments ago, I was told I had some staining (I think that was the term they used) and the beginnings of cavity. I could feel nothing. I could see nothing. I only had the dentist’s word for it. They recommended some chemical-based toothpaste. That’s not my thing.
What is my thing? Homeopathy, of course!
I went home and I immediately started taking the following cell salt combination remedy, twice daily. (This remedy can sometimes be purchased together, or, if you can't find that, put a pellet of each into your mouth at the same time.)
Calc fluor 12x to help strengthen tooth enamel.
Calc phos 6x to help strengthen and repair teeth.
Silica 6x for the health and strength of teeth.
Well, when I went back 6 months later for my next cleaning they didn’t mention it so I asked about it. I was told they saw no signs of anything that had been there previously. Whoo hoo!
To test this combination further, shortly after my experience, my teenage son was told he had a cavity behind one of his brackets for his braces. He, too, then began taking the Calc Calc Sil combination. I’m not certain he was as diligent as I was about taking it, but, when the day came, he told me they had a hard time finding it. Turns out it was there, but considerably smaller. He then said to me, “I think your stuff worked.” That’s huge coming from a teenager! He was impressed enough with my “stuff” that he has decided on his own to continue taking this cell salt combination for the duration of his orthodontic treatment.
It’s important to remember that my dental issue was caught in the very early stages and I have no experience with this combination for more advanced dental issues.
Cell salts are a good reason to smile on!
Julia Coyte, CHom
Classically Practical homeopath
Back to School in the Year 2021!
Heading back to school under normal circumstances can be a harrowing experience for some kids. Going back to school in the year 2021 must be unthinkably stressful. Not only are these kids having to endure the usual stressors of finding their classroom and meeting their teacher/s, this year they have to worry about possibly wearing a mask all day long and worrying about how to make friends while remaining the prescribed distance apart from other human beings, lest they give or receive deadly germs to one another. That is beyond a doubt a recipe for anticipatory anxiety.
Anticipatory anxiety, (the discomfort felt when entering an unknown situation), is nicely met through homeopathic remedies.
Gelsemium sempervirens is what they used to give to the soldiers during the Civil War -- you know, the boys and men who knew they were up against nearly impossible odds? This gave them the courage necessary to step foot onto the battlefield. It can help with "nervous dread" and stage fright; fear of going to the doctor or the dentist and fear of pain, injury or even death. With this anxiety, a dull stupor may be seen or headaches resulting from nervous excitement. Tummy troubles, diarrhea in particular, or sleeplessness from the anxiety may also be present.
Argentum nitricum also addresses anticipatory anxiety but this may cross over into a bigger fear, even panic attacks or anxiety attacks as opposed to just being nervous. An irresistible desire for sugar may be present. Headaches resembling migraines may be seen. Tummy troubles of rumbling, gurgling and flatulence. Restless, disturbed sleep may be an issue.
Silicea (or Silica) presents with more timidity. This person may be feeling bashful and focusing on the minutiae, making sure every last little thing is just right. Headaches located over just one eye or a headache that is worse from exertion or even a "sick headache" may be seen. The tummy trouble in a person needing Silica can be a griping pain and they may be sleepy all day long.
Anticipatory anxiety, fear, dread, timidity, panic attacks -- nobody should have to live with that and homeopathy may help. For more information, please contact me at classicallypractical.com.
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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.