People have been caring for themselves and their family for thousands of years by often using special healing plants which are called herbs. How to use these sustainable plants was passed down from generation to generation in families or outside of families by friends. Like thousands of others before you, studying how to use homeopathic medicines for home care and as part of first aid will be rewarding and helpful for your family and bring integrative medicine to your home.
Today there is a resurgence in healthcare to use more natural , safe, sustainable and affordable ways to treat like using nutritional supplements including herbs or homeopathic medicines for treatment. Learning how to use the very safe homeopathic medicines which are classified as drugs in the US and so are regulated by the FDA makes sense to many. Homeopathic medicines are made mainly from plants, including most of the herbs plus minerals and a few animal substances.
Why risk the possible side effects from chemical drugs and polluting the environment when there are alternatives like homeopathic medicines to try first. Of course in life threatening emergencies it is best to call 911 and see a doctor pronto for intensive emergency care. It is safe to add on homeopathic treatment while you are on your way to the emergency room or waiting for the ambulance.
Home care with homeopathic medicines is designed to relieve the pain and suffering of minor illness, accidents and injuries which usually heal by themselves in 7 days or so. The homeopathic medicines do not interfere with chemical drugs or other care or diagnostics that you may need. Do not throw out all the chemical drugs like antihistamines, pain medications and antacids because you may still need them.
What is the basis of Homeopathy, a therapeutic system of medicine? Homeopathic knowledge is based first on volunteer testing of a homeopathic medicine on a healthy person to find the detailed scope of action of the medicine on the mind and body. This testing using placebo and the real drug has been studied for 200 years and the knowledge is collected in homeopathic books and now computer databases.
Once knowing the detailed picture of what that specific homeopathic medicine is capable of doing, then the homeopathic drug is used in adequate doses to heal a a sick patient with the same pattern of illness as the detailed picture. This is the application of the Law of Similars or let likes be cured by likes. The goal of homeopathic care is to heal the body and mind gently and safely using the minimum dose of medicine which can take care of several diagnoses at once.
Homeopathic medicines do not have side effects listed like regular drugs do because all are effects of the drug and contribute to describing the pattern that the drug produces. For instance, aspirin is know to cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears as a side effect in traditional medicine. In homeopathic medicine, aspirin prepared in the homeopathic way may be used to treat a patient who has tinnitus which may have been caused by aspirin or something else.
There are over 1500 homeopathic medicines listed in homeopathic books. Homeopathic First aid and home care chooses from 15-50 commonly used individual remedies in pellets, tablets or liquid given by mouth as needed.
Since single medicine homeopathy needs to be individualized , one needs to understand when the first aid medicines are needed and that requires studying a book or online course since it is based more than just on a diagnosis. Most home care kits have a booklet to help with individualized homeopathic prescribing. If your kit does not, then you need a basic book on homeopathy like Homeopathic Medicine at Home by M Panos, and J Heimlich available at online bookstores. Homeopathic home remedy kits do not contain bandages, slings, eye washes, band aids or other first aid supplies that one also needs.
Having a homeopathic first aid kit at home will empower you to take care of yourself and family. Homeopathic medicines are available on prescription and over the counter worldwide and always have Latin names. In the USA, homeopathic medicines are often referred to as remedies and are sold mainly as over the counter medicines which do not require a prescription which makes them outstanding home care choices. You may buy single homeopathic medicines or a combinations of homeopathic medicines as well as creams, ointments and sprays with indications for self care. There are also homeopathic medicine products for pets; ask your holistic vet.
Over 200 years ago in the USA , people started caring for their family with homeopathic medicines in home kits mostly made from plants and minerals. Medical doctors, who often were scarce in the country, recommended these homeopathic home care kits be used for self care. Many medical doctors wrote self care homeopathic books to educate their patients about how to use these affordable homeopathic medicines which are very safe and seem to last for years since expiration dates for these drugs are optional. Homeopathic drug manufacturers are regulated by the FDA but the homeopathic drugs are not reviewed by the FDA.
Currently these homeopathic home care first aid kits are sold worldwide and have been used successfully by millions of people.