Anxiety is extremely common; everyone gets it once in a while. One can be anxious about work, their personal life or an event that hasn’t even occurred yet. When you experience anxiety it affects your entire being, mentally and physically, and can often produce a whole range of symptoms, from rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, queasiness, to dry mouth or sweating. Most of the time anxiety is treated using prescription medication, which can have many different side effects. Prescription medicine is not right for everybody and can sometimes make the person’s anxiety worse or can take away his or her personality. Homeopathy offers a holistic approach to treating anxiety and involves identifying the root of the problem. At Homeopathy For Better Health, we narrowed down our top three remedies to help treat anxiety.
Arsenicum album- This remedy helps with more severe cases of anxiety including fear of death, thoughts of suicide and feelings of sadness and hopelessness. This patient also feels heightened anxiety when he or she is left alone and may also feel as if they are too weak to move. Considered one of the fifteen most important remedies in homeopathy, Arsenicum album is used quite often to treat anxiety among other ailments including digestive issues.
Aconite is one of the most important homeopathic remedies for anxiety treatment. It is very effective when anxiety comes on very suddenly, out of nowhere, and for no particular reason. The key to this remedy is treating the patient quickly since their symtoms come on so unexpectedly. Patients have also complained about feeling great fear and restlessness.
Argentum Nitricum – a nitrate of silver – This is a great remedy for chronic anxiety disorders. These people are constantly in a state of worry. They also can suffer from palpitations, trembling, and cramping pain in the abdomen. Argentum nitricum patients are often full of fears and tend to act irrational and on impulse.
Summer is right around the corner! Get ready for long days at the beach, laying out by the pool and gardening in your front yard! Being out in the sunshine is fun and relaxing, but it can also lead to sunburns. Uncomfortable as they are, sunburns can also cause pain, swelling, small fluid- filled blisters and headaches. Keeping your skin protected while out in the sun is very important, but if you do end up getting a burn, our Homeopathy For Better Health team has the best natural remedies to help soothe your skin.
Cantharis – Cantharis contains cantharidin, which comes from the Spanish fly or blister beetle, and is often recommended when trying to relieve burns. Whether you have a severe or minor burn, this remedy can be used for all types. Cantharis needs to be taken more frequently if the burn is severe; a higher dosage is also required for more severe burns. If it is a mild sunburn use 6C or 12C, if the burn is more serious and has blisters, use 200C.
Urtica urens – Urtica urens is prepared from a small stinging nettle, which is native to Eurasia and can be found in North America and New Zealand. It is the best choice of remedy when the sunburn is prickly or itchy. This remedy can be applied as a cream or diluted tincture; it can also be used as a dry dose in 6C or 30C potency.
Calendula – Also known as a Marigold, Calendula has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years. This remedy comes in a cream, gel, ointment, and tincture form and can be very useful when treating a burn. Rich in nutrients like beta-carotene, Calendula can reduce inflammation and stimulate the growth of new skin cells, which makes it one of the best remedies for sunburn relief.
Have you ever questioned why you need to get a vaccine? Ever wondered what is actually being injected into you or your child’s body? Vaccines are mandatory to attend grade school, high- school, and college. As a requirement you rarely think about why you need them or if they are even healthy for you. The truth is there are facts about immunizations that aren’t being kept from you, but are not exactly being advertised to you either. They can cause some very serious side effects including permanent brain damage, epilepsy, autism, and mental retardation. With so many vaccinations being required, doctors often have to administer several shots at a time, which can often result in a disaster. Vaccines, along with the elements that are supposed to create the antibodies, also contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, animal tissue, animal blood, human cell from aborted babies, potatoes, yeast, lactose, phenol, antibiotics and unrelated species of germs that inadvertently get into the vaccines. Do you really want all this to be injected into your child just to prevent him or her from having a chicken pox?
Vaccines are said to work by stimulating the body to produce antibodies, which are supposed to protect us from an invasion of harmful germs. Childhood diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox, affect the immune system in a way that makes most people immune to them for the rest of their lives. Vaccinations, on the other hand, create an artificial immunity that wears off and allows the person to catch the disease later in life. The problem is there is a much higher rate of complications with these diseases in older people.
You will be surprised to learn that whooping cough spreads mainly through vaccinated populations. The largest outbreak of this disease occurred in California in 2010. The study showed that 81% of people who contracted this disease were under the age of 18, and were fully up to date on the whooping cough vaccine! Now, considering such a low rate of vaccine effectiveness, it became mandatory that everybody has to get three primary shots and three follow-up booster in order to have a long-lasting protection. The whooping cough vaccine may cause severe side effects, such as fever as high as 106 degrees, seizures, breathing problems, brain damage, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Homeopathy has proved to be very effective in treatment of childhood diseases, as well as other infections. From its earliest days, homeopathy has been able to treat epidemic disease, such as cholera, typhus, yellow fever, and diphtheria, with a substantial rate of success, when compared to conventional treatments.
To further educate yourself about natural alternatives to vaccines, you can refer to www.thinktwice.com, a great source offering a wealth of information. Give yourself a choice and re-think whether or not the vaccination route is right for you and your child.