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If you’re one of the millions who faced power outages this week due to severe storms, I’m sure you are feeling the heat.  Soaring temperatures and high humidity can be a cause for concern, especially for the elderly and children.  If at all possible, use your common sense and get to a cooler location.

Heat stroke is extremely serious and requires emergency treatment.  Luckily, it can be prevented.  Staying hydrated is of utmost importance.  Try my refreshing homeopathic electrolyte drink.  It’s especially good when profuse sweating depletes electrolytes faster than you can replace them.

As we’ve learned, homeopathy helps to gently bring the body’s system back into balance.  When we experience symptoms from being overheated, it is a signal that the body’s internal cooling system is overtaxed and can’t function properly.  Therefore, we should consider a homeopathic remedy to gently stimulate the system back into alignment.

Try one of the  three remedies described below.  If symptoms are severe, administer a dose in the 30th potency every 15 minutes until improved.

Glonoine:  Pay attention to the eyes and the expression.  If Glonoine is needed, the eyes will be glazed over with a blank, fixed look.  The pupils will probably be contracted as well.  Cold sweats may be present.  The body may be cold, but the head will probably be hot.  A racing or barely perceptible pulse is also of note.  Exhaustion may be so severe that speech is impossible.

Belladonna:  This remedy has some similarities to Glonoine such as a cold body and hot heat and a blank stare, but the pupils will normally be dilated when Belladona is required.  A red face is possible with Glonoine, but paleness may also occur.  However, Belladonna is always associated with a burning red color.  As a memory trick when I was learning homeopathy, I kept a card on Belladonna in my red robe.  Any of the following symptoms can also point you toward the use of Belladonna: involuntary stool or urination, twitching limbs, bending the head backwards, and extremely deep sleep.

Aconite:  Remember that we think of Aconite for symptoms that come on extremely quickly.  This remedy is also associated with agitation, restlessness, and anxiety so if these states are present, Aconite may help.  Additional clues can be contracted pupils, a strong pulse, and a feeling of heat throughout the whole body, not concentrated in the head like Glonoine and Belladonna. 

Once you have chosen the remedy that best fits the total symptom picture, stick with it for a least three doses.  If not even a slight improvement is noted after that, try giving the second most likely remedy.

You shouldn’t hesitate to seek medical treatment for heat exhaustion or heat stroke, but I have heard many reports from my students of times when they were able to turn around in the ER parking lot because the remedy they took on the way to the hospital worked so quickly!

Happy summer and stay cool!

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As a parent, is there anything more frightening than a young child with a high fever? Even those of us who have decided to raise our children without the use of drugs could find our resolve weakening without proper preparation in the face of a thermometer reading north of 103⁰. Before you grab the Tylenol, take the time to memorize these three fever remedies.

 

This is the whole point of my recently introduced system How to Raise a Drug Free Family. We owe it to our families to learn this stuff now, before the fever hits or the flu appears.

 

Here’s my easy to remember ABC guide to treating fevers with homeopathy:

 

A) Aconitum 30: This remedy is useful for a fever with quick onset. In contrast to an illness that develops over several days, fevers that can be helped with Aconitum are suddenly high. However, if you don’t catch the fever within the first 12 hours of illness, don’t bother with this remedy. It won’t be the correct choice at that point.

 

B) Belladonna 30: If the fever is very high, think Belladonna. The child’s face might be flushed bright red from the heat and his eyes may be glassy with dilated pupils. He may even appear delirious.

 

C) Chamomilla 30: Chamomilla is an extremely useful remedy for fevers accompanying teething. The child who needs Chamomilla is fractious, unable to be comforted, and irritable. He may beg to be picked up, but then demand to be put down again. If you see a child arching his back in frustration while being held, this is a good indication that Chamomilla is the remedy required.

 

Give a dose of your chosen remedy every 3 hours up to 4 doses and stop as soon as there’s improvement. If your child falls asleep, that’s a great sign that you’ve probably selected the proper remedy. If the fever has returned when he awakens, then continue using that same remedy.

 

If you’ve selected correctly, you’ll witness a thing of beauty.  Remember, we’re really not treating a fever; we’re just using the characteristics of it to help us determine the remedy that needs to be used to treat the child as a whole.

 

The fever will inadvertently melt away, but more importantly, the child will be well—most noticeably in his demeanor.  If you don’t see this occur, then you’ve chosen incorrectly or not used the correct procedure because homeopathy ALWAYS works when the remedy is right on.  There you have it!  Now you’re a fever expert.

 

 

Just a gentle reminder that if you find this kind of information useful , then consider studying with a select group of mothers and others in my year long system;  How to Raise a Drug Free Family. I promise you’ll love what you and your family will get out of this. 
http://homeopathyworks.net/offers/drugfree.htm

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