Homeopathy for Acute Issues

First things first:  if there is any question of safety of the individual, stop what you are doing and call 911.  

Below are general directions for taking water doses for acute care only.  Occasionally I give more customized directions which should be followed instead.  If you have any questions, please contact me.


Please read the directions below very carefully and completely. I know this is a lot to take in at first, but it will all become second nature when you get the hang of it:

Preparing the remedy:

You will need: remedy pellets, distilled or spring water (not tap water), and a small, very clean glass can or bottle with a cap or lid

  1. Pour 4 oz. distilled or spring water into your small glass bottle.
  2. Shake out 2-3 remedy pellets into the cap. Don’t touch with your hand.
  3. Without touching the pellets, drop the pellets into the water and let them dissolve.

I recommend that you keep the solution in the refrigerator.  Otherwise, it is likely to lose its potency relatively quickly.  Or, you can use a small amount of vodka or grain alcohol in the solution to preserve it for a longer period.


Taking the remedy:

  1. “Succuss” the remedy solution.  This means that you strike the bottle gently but firmly against thick book or similar surface 5-10 times.  Alternately, you can shake it vigorously for a few seconds.  I know this sounds odd, but it is absolutely vital.
  2. Take a few drops or up to one teaspoon, swishing it around in your mouth for 5-10 seconds, especially letting some of the water solution under your tongue. Then ingest.  Start with a small dose, and work your way up.  This is highly individualized, and the best dose can vary day to day so it is up to you.

You will take this remedy daily or every other day, preferably in the morning, or as directed. If your primary complaint is insomnia or another complaint that occurs primarily at nighttime, you are free to take the remedy in the evening instead.


When to take the remedy/managing the case:

A good analogy for dosing during an acute is taking care of an infant.  When an infant is happy, he is a pleasure to be around.  But at some point, the child becomes fussy… either he is hungry, or tired, or uncomfortable, etc.  If you ignore this, the child becomes upset and demands attention.  You feed the child until he is happy, and then you leave him be.  If you feed the child too much, he spits up all over your favorite shirt.

Now pretend that the illness (or other acute issue) is the infant.  When things are uncomfortable or flaring up, give a dose of the remedy.  If the illness is becomes “happy” (ie fed, napped, etc), then you have done your job for now, let it be.  If the illness is still unhappy, give it another “bite” (another dose).  If you’ve give too much, other symptoms can appear.

So here are some guidelines:

  1. Give the first dose, and watch for a reaction
    1. If you see immediate improvement, stop and wait and watch
    2. If they have a negative reaction, wait till it calms down and watch for improvement (which is very common)
      1. If the negative reaction is scary and strong, give them a tiny sip from the same remedy solution… this surprisingly has the effect of antidoting the remedy.
    3. if nothing, go to step 2
  2. If nothing happens, wait 15-30 minutes and try another dose
    1. If you see immediate improvement, stop and wait and watch
    2. if not any better, try again with another dose
    3. after 3 or 4 doses and no improvement, it is likely the remedy is an incorrect choice.  Move on to the next choice remedy

The basic guidelines after a dose are as follows:

  • If someone feels better, no more remedy.  if they then feel poorly with the same symptoms, give another dose.  If the symptoms are different, we need to talk again to get another remedy choice.
  • if someone feels worse after a remedy, stop and wait.  Most of the time they will feel better after the aggravation.  If the aggravation is strong and severe, give a tiny sip of the same remedy solution to antidote the remedy
  • if the state changes after the remedy, we need to make another remedy choice
  • if at any time you have concerns for a person’s safety, call 911 immediately.

 


More Guidelines

Avoid food, drink, toothpaste, gum, etc. for 15 to 30 minutes before and after the dose.

Store your remedy bottle and any solution you’ve made away in a dark, temperate, dry place, with no strong smells.  This means not in a bathroom, a laundry room, or anywhere else with light, humidity, heat, or strong smells.

Try and avoid the following as your remedy acts:

  • Skin medicines/topical steroids – believe it or not, skin symptoms can be a sign of improving health and must not be suppressed
  • Camphor – including deep-heat rubs, Ben Gay, Tiger Balm, Carmex, and products such as these
  • Any product, food, chemical, or smell to which you are particularly sensitive
  • Close contact with electric blankets or heating pads
  • Dental work: if you are having dental work done, please let me know
  • Hard partying – alcohol and/or drug binges

Please keep in touch while taking water doses.  Most importantly, if you feel worse at any time, or you experience any new symptoms, stop taking the remedy and contact me.

Location Asbury Park NJ / Globally via Web Meetings Phone 201.463.5672 E-mail randy@hilltop-homeopathy.com Hours Randy Fruchter, CCH / Hilltop Health & Homeopathy LLC is a nationally Certified Classical Homeopath and does not diagnose or treat any disease.
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