This information was shared with me by Willow Tipton, DIHom, local homeopath, regarding homeopathic pertussis & flu prevention. If you're looking for alternatives to getting immunized with a shot, this is some very helpful advice. I've personally had great success with using homeopathic remedies for illnesses & symptoms with my family. Hope you find it helpful too!
All my best--Carol
Here is information from her newsletter about pertussis Homeopathy Highlights News From Learn Homeopathy Now August 2010 www.LearnHomeopathyNow.com (760) 942-3440
Remedy Highlights - Respiratory Help
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough has been making the news more frequently as there has been outbreaks in schools. Interestingly, it's been affecting those who have been vaccinated and not. Homeopathy has been hugely successful in helping pertussis as well as similar difficult respiratory coughs.
This highly contagious bacterial disease derives its name from the "whoop" sound made from the inspiration of air after a cough. Pertussis in infants or young children is characterized initially by mild respiratory infection symptoms such as mild coughing, sneezing, or runny nose. After one to two weeks, the coughing develops into uncontrollable fits, each with five to ten forceful coughs, followed by a high-pitched "whoop" sound as the patient struggles to breathe in afterwards. Coughing fits are sometimes followed by vomiting. Fits can occur on their own or can be triggered by yawning, stretching, laughing, eating or yelling; they usually occur in groups, with multiple episodes every hour around the clock. The bummer about these coughs, is they seem to linger, but with homeopathic help, can clear much faster!
The following homeopathy remedies prove useful in cases of pertussis and difficult coughs. As our advanced students know, you simply match your symptoms to the remedy. When your symptoms change, change remedies.
DroseraSpasmodic, dry irritative cough, like whooping-cough, each cough following each other very rapidly; can scarcely breathe; chokes. Cough very deep and hoarse; worse after midnight; yellow expectoration, with bleeding from nose and mouth; retching. Sensation as if crumbs were in the throat, of feather in larynx. Harassing and titillating cough in children-not at all through the day, but commences as soon as the head touches the pillow at night.
Antimonium TartGreat rattling of mucus, but very little is expectorated. Velvety feeling in chest. Burning sensation in chest, which ascends to throat. Rapid, short, difficult breathing; seems as if he would suffocate; must sit up. Coughing and gaping consecutively. Bronchial tubes overloaded with mucus. Cough excited by eating, with pain in chest and larynx. Cough and better lying on right side.
Arsenicum albumUnable to lie down; fears suffocation. Air-passages constricted. Burning in chest. Suffocative catarrh. Cough worse after midnight; worse lying on back. Expectoration scanty, frothy. Wheezing respiration. Cough dry, as from sulphur fumes; after drinking. Restless & anxious, better warm drinks.
Hepar SulphCough 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. Rattling, croaking cough; suffocative attacks; has to rise up and bend head backwards. Anxious, wheezing, moist breathing, asthma worse in dry cold air; better in damp.
IpecacConstant constriction in chest. Difficult shortness of breathing. Continued sneezing; coryza; wheezing cough. Cough incessant and violent, with every breath, to the point of vomiting. Chest seems full of phlegm, but does not yield to coughing. Bubbling, rattleing sounds from chest. Suffocative cough; child becomes stiff, and blue in the face. Whooping-cough. Croup.
PhosphorusCough from tickling in throat; worse, cold air, reading, laughing, talking, from going from warm room into cold air. Sweetish taste while coughing. Hard, dry, tight, racking cough. Congestion of lungs. Burning pains, heat and oppression of chest. Tightness across chest; great weight on chest. Whole body trembles, with cough. Pain in throat on coughing.
Rumex CrispusTickling in throat-pit causes cough. Copious mucous discharge from nose and trachea. Dry, teasing cough, preventing sleep. Aggravated by pressure, talking, and especially by inspiring cool air and at night. Thin, watery, frothy expectoration by the mouthful: later, stringy and tough. Rawness of larynx and trachea. Lump in throat.
SpongiaDryness of all air passages. Hoarseness; larynx dry, burns, constricted. Cough, dry, barking, croupy; larynx sensitive to touch. Croup; worse, during inspiration and before midnight. Respiration short, panting, difficult; feeling of a plug in larynx. Cough abates after eating or drinking, especially warm drinks. Chest congestion, with wheezing, asthmatic cough, worse cold air, with profuse expectoration and suffocation; worse, lying with head low and in hot room. Oppression and heat of chest, with sudden weakness.
Pedia Pro by Apex EnergeticsA potentized combination of remedies specific for Pertussis, Diptheria and Tetanus. Some of the ingredients are: Pertussinum, Drosera, Phosphorus and few more helpful ingredients like Colostrum. Comes in a convenient spray bottle.
*Pedia Pro is a prescription remedy, however you can order it thru a practitioner, or thru Willow's Patient Number by calling Apex Energetics 800-736-4381 and tell them you're ordering under patient number P2502 (Willow Tipton) with a credit card. They will ship directly to you.
If you are looking for just the pertussis nosode homeopathic remedy, you can find it from www.homeopthyovernight.com or from Celletech.com - however, for my patients, I'm recommending PediaPro by Apex which has pertussinum as well as other helpful cough and lung support remedies as well as immune support. It comes in a spray and is easy to administer - 2 sprays once a day for prophylaxis - 2 times a day if exposed and 3 times a day if symptomatic. It is considered a prescription, so to order call 800-736-4381 and order under patient number P2502 and get PediaPro. They ship fast, usually getting it within a day. Let me know if you have any questions. 1 bottle goes a long way & should be enough for a family of 4. I recommend giving to people of all ages with the same dosage recommendations except I do not recommend it for breastfeeding infants. In health Willow Tipton, DIHom AjaMed Lifestyle Spa 1349 Camino Del Mar, Suite F Del Mar, CA 92104 858.793.1104 www.ajamed.com email@example.com
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Here is information about homeopathic flu prevention & treatmentsCalm Down & Stay Relaxed!
While the media creates a scared frenzy regarding pandemics, you can feel fortunate that you know about homeopathy. We personally know of one story of a man who was given homeopathics for severe flu symptoms. By the time his blood work confirmed that he did in fact have Swine Influenza, the remedies had worked and he was symptom free. If you should become sick, using your notebooks from Homeopathy Level 1 & 2 classes, just match your symptoms in choosing the remedy - as you've already been taught to do.
You can also make the following Bach Flower Essence combination to increase your emotional sense of well being: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Crab Apple, Mimulus, Star of Bethlehem and White Chestnut.
Sending Light, Shelley & Willow
Remedy Hightlights - Flu Help
Swine Influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. The 2009 flu outbreak in humans is due to a new strain of influenza A virus subtypre H1N1 that derives in part from human influenza, avian influenza, and two separate strains of swine influenza. It passes with apparent ease from human to human, an ability attributed to an as-yet unidentified mutation. As with other flu like illnesses, Swine influenza is spread as follows: coughing, sneezing, kissing, touching infected objects, touching nose, mouth and/or eyes with infected hands. Swine flu does not spread by eating pork. The strain in most cases causes only mild symptoms and the infected person makes a full recovery without requiring medical attention and without the use of antiviral medicines - and is greatly aided by homeopathic remedies!!
The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to symptoms of regular human influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some also report runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The following homeopathy remedies prove useful in cases of influenza regardless of what strain it is. As our advanced students know, you simply match your symptoms to the remedy. When your symptoms change, change remedies.
AconiteSudden onset of symptoms. Fever and chills, thirsty. Restless and fearful.
Arsenicum albumChilly and anxious, restless, yet exhuasted. Nausea with diarrhea and burning pains. Coughing, wheezing, runny nose and burning symptoms. Thirsty for warm drinks.
BelladonnaRed, hot & dry. Fever, sore throat, headache, dry cough and inflammations.
BryoniaAches and pains. Feels worse from any motion. Emotionally grumpy and irritable. Bad headache and dry cough that hurts the head and stomach. Very thirsty.
GelsemiumDull, dizzy, body aches, weak and fatigue. Chills up and down the back.
IpecacNausea, vomiting with clean tongue. Dry spasmodic cough, often causing gagging.
PhosphorusSymptoms that settles in the chest. Hoarseness and coughing, thirsty for cold drinks. Nervousness that's better with company and consolation.
Veratrum albumNausea, possible diarrhea and vomitting. Low vitality, dry constricted cough. Low thirst.
OscillococcinumAs soon as you start feeling run-down or have other flu-like symptoms, take Oscillococcinum. Oscillo® is regulated as a drug by the FDA and is supported by published clinical studies as well as more than 65 years of use throughout the world.
Clinical studies show that Oscillo reduces the severity and duration of flu symptoms.
InfluenzinumTo reduce and prevent symptoms of the flu. Influenzinum is the updated each year based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization. It contains a dilution of the same three viral strains as the conventional Flu Vaccine.
FluMax Pro by Apex EnergeticsA potentized combination of remedies specific for Influenza. Some of the ingredients are: Colostrum, Aconite, Belladonna, Bryonia, Gelsemium, Influenzinum, Inluenza A & B, Asian Influenza A, Haemophilus Influenza, Oscillococcinum and few more helpful ingredients. Comes in a convenient spray bottle - see photo above.
*FluMax Pro is a prescription remedy, however you can order it thru a practitioner, or thru Willow's Patient Number by calling Apex Energetics 800-736-4381 and tell them you're ordering under patient number P2502 (Willow Tipton) with a credit card. They will ship directly to you.
Willow Tipton, DIHom AjaMed Lifestyle Spa 1349 Camino Del Mar, Suite F Del Mar, CA 92104 858.793.1104 www.ajamed.com firstname.lastname@example.org -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom, Willow! I really appreciate it! I'm attending your Bach Flower Essence training this Monday, September 27th, & am looking forward to being able to share that knowledge with my HypnoBirthing clients.
All my best--Carol Yeh-Garner www.AWellLivedLife.Net www.AWellLivedLife.blogspot.com
My daughter is nearly 9 months old. She is having a couple different symptons that are mild right now and may just be part of her development. Still I am keeping an eye on her in case it may develop into pertussis. She has nasal congestion, slight coughing and she's thrown up twice, both after a coughing fit. Her coughs sound like regular dry coughs, maybe with a little congestion. She's had no vaccinations and is breastfed. I just got insurance but it doesn't cover natural pathic medicine. I have to take her to a reg doctor tomorrow morning but was hoping for some natural solutions before I heard their reccomendations. Thank you for any help you can provide.