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23rd January 2019 
Seasonal Health Tips for Everyone. rowofremedies

Homeopathic Self-Help & Tips to Help Various Winter Ills

For many people, the colder temperatures and winter weather bring a variety of debilitating health problems. Herbal supplements, extra vitamins, healthy eating and lifestyle changes are most useful, but homeopathy can deliver a rapid response. We really do need to take extra care of our immunity levels – safely and naturally, not to mention inexpensively - to increase our resistance to winter illness and seasonal discomforts. As always, its PREVENTION rather CURE that most effective in nurturing our winter health.

Many acute health problems can be SAFELY and conveniently dealt with at home and we can avoid resorting to flu jabs and other suppressive medicines. Treating yourself with homoeopathy during an ACUTE illness is simple as long as you know which remedy matches your symptoms. Below are some of the most common winter ailments and some suggestions for their relief. Most of the homeopathic remedies can be used in a 30C potency once daily, or a 6C three times daily.

For any issues that don’t resolve in a reasonable period of time, or those that increase in severity, consult your qualified and experienced homeopath.

PREVENTION & PROTECTION

Boost your natural immunity, either with Vitamin C-rich foods, or take a good brand of Vit D3 throughout the winter months when sunlight is in short supply. Consider taking Echinacea or Beta Glucan supplements which are also very helpful indeed or even a pro-biotic for digestive health.

Consult a qualified homeopath for your own constitutional remedy, which is perhaps your best aid to overall, physical and emotional health.

Find ways to reduce your stress levels, even if it just means finding 5 minutes of ‘you-time’ each day when you’re NOT thinking about tasks in hand.

Drink plenty of water & herbal teas daily to keep all your body cells nicely hydrated so that they work at their best to protect you from illness.


HOMEOPATHIC CURES

ACHES & PAINS

  • Actea spicata: Pain in small joints, worse for weather change, cold, touch or motion.
  • Arnica: Bruised pain anywhere, better for rest, while lying down, from wine. Worse from pressure, contact or motion.
  • Rhus tox: Tearing pains, better for warmth, continued motion, stretching of affected parts and worse during rest, cold or rainy weather.

    CHILBLAINS
  • Rhus tox: Better for warmth and rubbing, worse for cold.
  • Sulphur: Better for dry warm weather or scratching, worse for warmth.

    COMMON COLDS
    (Treat each stage of your cold separately to help symptoms pass through quickly)
  • Aconite: Colds that occur suddenly from cold, dry weather or cold winds, better in open air, worse at night, in warm room or in cold air.
  • Arsenicum album: Colds with sneezing and burning of mucus membranes, better from heat and worse from cold or wet weather.
  • Kali bic: Chronic colds with thick, ropy, greenish-yellow discharges better for heat and worse in the morning.
  • Nat mur: Colds associated with much thin, watery discharge which begins with sneezing, better for open air, worse for heat.

    COUGHS
  • Pulsatilla: Coughs that are dry at night but loose in the morning with large volumes of sputum, better from open air and cold, worse for warmth.
  • Rumex crispus: Dry, ticklish cough in pit of throat which is worse in the evening and from inhaling cold air.

    FLU
    (Prevention is better than cure, so make sure your immune system is at optimum level throughout the winter months!)
  • Belladonna: Influenza of sudden onset with sore, dry throat, high temperatures, better for rest and worse for draughts.
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum (Eup perf): Influenza with pains in muscles or bones and profound weakness.
  • Ferrum Phos: Very useful in the initial stages of influenza, better for lying down and worse for cold air.
  • Gelsemium: Influenza with shivering, better for open air, worse for damp weather or before a thunderstorm. Also for ailments from influenza..