‘Must have’ remedies for the Holidays

Whether you are struggling to get to sleep because of tomorrows long to do list or are saying to yourself, ’I can’t believe I ate/drank the whole thing’ and feel awful; the homeopathic remedy Nux Vomica will be your friend. It helps you rebalance mind and body when you are over busy or over indulging. It’s also a great remedy to cleanse your system.

Nux Vomica

Nux Vomica

This is also the time of year when the weather is all over the place. Especially here in Cleveland we can often see the temperature change by as much as 40* in a few hours. If you happen to get sick here is some information about a couple of remedies which are often indicated in ailments due to a change in climate. The first one, Hepar is indicated for ailments brought on by cold dry weather and the second one, Dulcamara, is indicated for ailments from cold wet weather when the symptoms match the description.

Worse, from dry cold winds; cool air; the slightest draught.
Skin: Chapped skin, with deep cracks on hands and feet.
Chest:Loses voice and coughs when exposed to dry, cold wind. Hoarseness, with loss of voice. Cough troublesome when walking. Dry, hoarse cough. Cough excited whenever any part of the body gets cold or uncovered, or from eating anything cold. Croup with loose, rattling cough; worse in morning. Choking cough. asthma worse in dry cold air; better in damp.
Throat:When swallowing, sensation as if a plug and of a splinter in throat. Quinsy, with impending suppuration. Stitches in throat extending to the ear when swallowing. Hawking up of mucus.
Ears: Whizzing and throbbing in the ears.
People needing this remedy feel better covered up in a warm room. They are also better in a damp atmosphere.

Worse in damp weather or after exposure to wet.
Head: Back part of head chilly, heavy, aching, during cold weather.
Nose: Complete stoppage of nose. Stuffs up when there is a cold rain.
Ears: Earache, buzzing, stitches, and swelling of parotids. Middle-ear catarrh
Mouth: Saliva tenacious, soapy. Dry, rough tongue, rough scraping in throat, after taking cold in damp weather.
Stool: Diarrhea from damp cold weather.
Respiratory: Cough worse cold, wet weather, with free expectoration, tickling in larynx. Cough, hoarse, spasmodic. Whooping-cough, with excessive secretion of mucus. Winter coughs, dry, teasing. Asthma with dyspnia. Loose, rattling cough; worse wet weather. Must cough a long time to expel phlegm. Cough after physical exertion.
Back: Stiffness and lameness across neck and shoulders, after getting cold and wet.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday!

Shahin Afnan CCH


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