Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Back to School anxiety

School Anxiety? Not the case...


Back to school can mean anxiety for many. 
Many symptoms can appear and cause discomfort including: irritability, fear, worry, panic, crying, digestive issues, muscular tension, anger, restlessness etc. 

Thankfully, homeopathy can treat many of these symptoms. Here are some fabulous remedies to help with back to school anxiety:

Acon: when there is fear of going to school marked with extreme restlessness. This is an intense and acute state.

: anticipatory anxiety and the patient presents with loose stools.

Ars.: anxiety and fastidiousness. There is a need to remain organized and prepared for what is upcoming. These patients lack confidence.

anxiety with worries over insignificant things. Obstinate. Often suffers from catarrhal conditions.

Gels: anticipatory anxiety accompanied with trembling, exhaustion and feeling of confusion.

Lyc.: fear of failure and fear of mortification. Appear confident but are terrified to perform - especially in new situations.

Nat-m: for the reserved individual who is highly emotional on the inside. They like to have a friend close by. 

Phos: open and exuberant people. Symptoms come on from excitement. 

Puls: for those who find it difficult to deal with changing situations. These patients require a lot of support and encouragement. They are clingy and fearful.

Need more help with your loved one? We’re here to help; the Clinic at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine welcomes You! 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Wonderful Benefits of Elderberry Syrup

The Wonderful Benefits of Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a natural remedy for colds and flu. It has immune boosting health benefits and is high in vitamins including vitamin A, B and C. It can be taken preventatively as well as to lessen the duration of mild illnesses in the upper respiratory tract.
Note: Elderberries must be cooked (they can be poisonous if eaten raw). You can prepare elderberry syrup with fresh, frozen or dried elderberries.

Here’s a quick and easy recipe. Adjust the flavours to your liking.
*  1 cup elderberries
*  3 cups of water
*  a 2 inch piece of ginger
*  1 cinnamon stick
*  20 cloves
*  ½ cup of honey

In a saucepan, combine everything except the honey. Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour (on low heat). Remove from heat, let cool. Strain and get all the goodness out of your mixture. Stir in the honey. 
Store in a mason jar and voila! ENJOY! Will keep in the fridge for about 3 weeks. 

Thursday, 22 August 2019

I love being in the garden, how about you?

I like the feel of the morning dew on my hands and the dirt (although not very pretty) in my fingernails and toes. I love how gardening makes me feel; at peace…one with everything around me. Still, there are accidents that I have to tend to so, here’s the scoop on homeopathic remedies for the gardener’s accidents…
Arnica: soft tissue injuries that will help speed up healing.
Ledum: for puncture wounds (including insect bites) that are pale and cool to the touch.
Hypericum: injuries with shooting pains (especially on the fingers).
Staphysagria: for cutting pains (including cuts from tools).
Colocynthis: spasms in the low back
Ruta: aching tendons especially in the wrist (from overuse).
Rhus-tox: overexertion causing pain the next day and slow to move around at first, better continued motion.
Bryonia: pains in the body that make one want to stop moving! .
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Bach Flower Remedy: Centaury

The Bach Flower Remedy Centaury is useful for people who give too much of themselves to others and in the process forget about their own needs. It is for those who can’t seem to say “no” when they are needed by others and they end up getting taken advantage of. This flower essence is not intended to make the patient “hard” but instead to realize that boundaries are healthy. It will encourage strength and courage and help a patient with their determination! It may help people with autonomy.
Dr. Bach describes patients requiring this essence as:
“Kind, quiet, gentle people who are over-anxious to serve others. They overtax their strength in their endeavours. Their wish so grows upon them that they become more servants than willing helpers. Their good nature leads them to do more than their own share of work, and in so doing they may neglect their own particular mission in life.”
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Homeopathic Study:

An observational study at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital included over 6,500 consecutive patients with over 23,000 attendances in a 6-year period. Seventy percent of follow-up patients reported improved health, 50% referring to major improvement. The best treatment responses were reported in childhood eczema and asthma, and in inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal problems and migraine in adults. Similar patient-reported outcomes have been reported from the UK’s other four NHS homeopathic hospitals. For references on this and other studies, please see:
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“I can’t manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them.”
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Homeopathic Remedies for Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is something we contend with in our household. With three young ones, someone is bound to say “my tummy hurts” during a lengthy car ride. Here are some tried, tested and true homeopathic remedies to help with your motion sickness:
Arg-n: when the patient is excitable or anxious and is experiencing dizziness, nausea or vomiting. They may also feel claustrophobic.
Borax: worse downward motion (think of putting a baby down into a crib or the landing of a plane).
Cocculus: nausea made worse by the sight/smell of food. Patient might be feeling weak and dizzy and will need to lie down. Symptoms are made worse by cold, moving around (or if something is moving in front of you) or lack of sleep.
Kali-bich: sea-sickness. The dizziness and nausea are made worse when standing up. If there is vomit, it’s bright yellow.
Nux-v: patient is irritable and the nausea is accompanied by a headache. Patient may be bloated, gassy and could have a desire to vomit with nothing coming up.
Petr: feeling nauseous with excessive salivation, tummy aches and stiffness in the back of the head/neck. Worse trying to sit up.
Rhus-tox: common remedy for air sickness with nausea and vomiting. Mouth and throat are dry and water does not quench the thirst.
Tabacum: patient is nauseous, pale, cold and tired. Better with cold, fresh air and when closing the eyes. Worse any movement.