Homeopathic remedies are safe and gentle, home remedies.
They came across the Atlantic in boats from Europe in the early days of settling the New World. They rolled across America in the covered wagon as our nation expanded westward. They moved into a rural America without access to healthcare well before the days of urgent care centers and pharmacies. And, now, you can use these very same, time-tested, remedies for first aid and non-emergent health situations in your home or when you travel.
Where the Remedies Come From
Homeopathic remedies are made from plant, animal, mineral and vegetable sources. All remedies were tested on humans so we know how they act on the human being in the mental, emotional and physical realms. We put all this information together to give us and idea of the remedy’s actions. The remedies are then serially diluted to remove any potential poisonous properties. Boiron Borneman, the manufacturer of Le Kit, produces these remedies according to stringent FDA guidelines.
How We Decide Which Remedy to Use
In choosing the proper homeopathic remedy, we match the remedy picture with the symptoms the patient presents. Sometimes, the disorder only presents few symptoms and nuances. However, like us seeing the head of a bull, we have seen enough in a few characteristic clues (horns, snout, nose ring) to tell us what the rest of the animal will look like. So, too, with the few distinguishing symptoms we observe or elicit from the patient, we can get the rest of the remedy picture.
This hallmark of Homeopathy, the individualized matching of the remedy to the nuances of the patient’s illness, creates an organized systematized method to analyze and discover the correct remedy choice. With a little practice, anyone can use to these remedies for everyday common home health needs. Each Le Kit comes with a brief description of the remedies applications.
So, let’s take a way to look at the idea of homeopathic individualization for the common cold. Yes, there is a homeopathic “cure” for the common “cold”. I put that word “cure” in quotes because the only really final “cure” for the human suffering condition is death. All else is simply a modification of the normal happy health state along the life path.
In reality, though, we do not homeopathically to affect any named disease. We give a remedy to affect the altered physiological state that led to the symptoms then given a disease name. So, while I say the homeopathic “cure” for the common “cold”, we do not treat the “cold”. We really only treat that physiological state that gave rise to the “cold.”
The remedies do not “cure”, they only stimulate the body’s physiology to return to a more well state. Then, there are no symptoms we can call the “cold”, only good health.
Although this logic may sound like a semantic game, these distinctions really get to the heart of how homeopathy thinks about the human health condition philosophically and deals (on the professional level) with human ills of all kinds practically.
Investigating A Condition
Here’s an example of how one would investigate the state that creates the common cold in the patient.
1.Is the patient thirsty? If so, for cold drinks, hot drinks, juices, sour drinks?
2.Does he sip or gulp it down?
3.Does the patient lie in bed like a lump or is he restless, rolling form side to side with anxiety?
4.Are there chills? Where do the chills start and extend to? Do they come on at any particular time of day?
5.Is the patient alert during the cold or somewhat stupid looking?
You see, we’d asked questions to get at the cold state’s nuances to give us the remedy picture. We choose the remedy based on that picture. These answers give us a clue to the nature of the disturbance affecting the patient’s normal physiology. These clues create a picture that may be similar to our compendium of remedies that have the same nuances in their toxic dose picture. In the extremely dilute dosages, they stimulate the body’s life force to cancel out those toxic dose disturbances and get the patient well.
You need only look at your own cold experience to know that each cold may have been a little different from the last or from the other people you know who had the cold. Some people have “colds” that mainly make them restless, others have “colds” that make them stupid. Finding the distinguishing characteristics of the patient’s “cold” is this homeopathic individualization.
How Do We Know The Remedy Worked
When the right remedy is given, the patient gets well quickly and with little fanfare. When the wrong remedy is given, nothing changes. That makes these remedies safe, Homeopathic remedies have no side effects or poisonous properties.
Also, if you give the incorrect remedy and nothing happens, go back and observe the symptoms, ask a few more questions to get a better choice.
With practice, you get more adept at ferreting out the symptoms by observation or question, getting ever closer to the remedy that will create the wellness effect.
Keep in mind to always seek a health professionals opinion as you normally would for any medical care.