Homeopathic remedies for colds and flu; I have been prescribing homeopathic medicines for many years with fabulous results. In fact, I help many families stock their natural medicine cabinet ( and educate) with homeopathics plus other natural medicines like botanicals to keep them well supplied, if needed. It is very empowering for them. In general, I tend to prescribe homeopathics in conjunction with other medicines and have them rotate them throughout the day – elderberry tincture, a few hours later a homeopathic, followed be vitamin c etc.
It can be very overwhelming and challenging to find the perfect homeopathic match in preventing or aiding in an illness, however, knowing your family’s members temperament and a handful of remedies, can make the process easier.
The most important consideration is recognizing the differences between cold and flu symptoms. I have written about this in a past blog post, so click here to familiarize yourself. Secondly, it can be very overwhelming and challenging to find the perfect homeopathic match to aid in an illness, however, knowing the patient’s temperament and a handful of remedies, can make the process easier. For example: Are they thirsty? Do they prefer cold or warm drinks? Are they angry or frightened?
Below are my top 5 remedies that tend to fit many cold or flu cases
1. Ferrum Phos
Keynotes: Usually given at early onset because there are no clear keynotes for any other remedy. They maybe better with touch and cold application. They feel worse when lying on right side.
Keynotes: Most people will present with a sudden, high fever, and a red face ( my older daughter has responded to Belladonna beautifully – she would present with a red face just before her sudden high fever). Cold hands and feet with a very hot head, dry skin, and sensitivity to light and sound. Bad dreams, night terrors may also be present.
Keynotes: This is usually the first remedy given when a cold or flu is noted ( or when wanting to help prevent one). The patient will be fearful… this is the important sign. Similar to Belladonna, the symptoms will come on rapidly with a high fever but usually due to exposure to cold, dry wind. They are very restless and have heavy throbbing head pain.
Keynotes: The patient has a slow developing fever that creeps up over a few days. They also do not want to be touched due to body aches and feel worse with moving. They will crave cold drinks. Because of the above, they may be quite irritable!
Keynotes: The flu will come on slowly especially after a change in the weather ( cold to warm or vice versa). There will be no thirst and the body will feel heavy – eyelids to limbs and weak. A fever will accompany moments of cold shiver running up and down their back.div>
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine first defined by Samuel Hahnemann in the 18th century. Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing that is ideal for everyone. Homeopathy concentrates on treating the specific physical and emotional symptoms of individuals. Homeopathy is based on the theory of “like cures like”. Homeopathic remedies are diluted natural substances. The example I like best is; if a patient came to me complaining of insomnia, anxiety, and the jitters – it would give the picture of a person who may drink a lot of coffee. So I would choose the homeopathic remedy coffea for this patient.
How to take homeopathy: Dispense 3, 30c pellets into cap and place under tongue ( being mindful not to touch with your hands) every 1 to 2 hours when symptoms are severe and then every 3 to 4 hours.
Remember, talking with your doctor is the best way to treat your family. If symptoms appear worse or not getting better, seek immediate.