Homeopathic Travel Kit

yellow camper

Wondering what to pack for your summer travels?

Here are my top ten suggestions.

How to take these remedies? A dose is always two pellets – despite the label on the container!

Take two and wait, observe and you will know if you need to repeat.  

  • If things settle down, the crying or discomfort stops then two is enough.  
  • If it reduces the intensity but isn’t gone,  then repeat the remedy.  
  • If it does nothing then you have the wrong remedy.

Aconite 1M

  • after a fright
  • sudden fever in the night
  • sudden ear pain in the night
  • ear pain after a windy day
  • injuries to the eye

Apis 200C

  • all bites that create swelling, redness and heat
  • injuries and swelling around the eyes and all mucus membranes
  • allergic reactions – on all levels from anaphylactic shock to topical eruptions

Anacardium 200C

  • poison oak and poison ivy
  • all itchy, blistery rashes and reactions

Arnica 200C

  • bruises and blunt trauma
  • head injuries
  • shock
  • bleeding
  • overuse of muscles

Arsenicum 200C

  • food poisoning and any symptoms that are similar
  • vomiting and diarrhea
  • nausea
  • restless, anxious, fearful of vomiting
  • anxiety about germs and food safety

Belladonna 1M

  • sudden fevers, especially at 3:00
  • heat stroke – red face, glazed eyes, fever
  • headaches – from the sun, pounding and throbbing with flushed face
  • inflammation – ears, eyes, throat, breast etc.
  • onset of symptoms after doing something out of your comfort zone

Calendula ointment

do a small test patch before applying widely.

  • apply Calendula directly onto open wounds
  • sunburn
  • cuts and burns
  • insect bites

will prevent infection and speed healing

Coffea 200C

  • insomnia after a lot of stimulation or excitement
  • unable to shut off the mind after travel
  • jet lag

Hypericum 200C

  • injuries to the spine, head and tailbone
  • injuries to fingers, toes and tongue
  • puncture wounds – animal bites
  • cat scratches

Phosphoric Acid 200C

  • dehydration
  • headaches from dehydration
  • low energy, flat emotionally
  • after loss of fluids – excessive sweating, diarrhea, vomiting and breastfeeding

If your family has constitutional remedies these are always a good idea to include in your travel kit.  If you need guidance or would like to have a consult to find out more about homeopathic first aid or using constiutional remedies please contact me at http://www.pipermartin.com




Homeopathy to Increase Milk Supply

1 week old and breast-feeding perfected
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There are several homeopathic remedies that are able to ask the body to increase your milk supply.  However – before you read further please check that you are first aware of the following vital actions that are more important then any remedies:

  • you are spending significant time resting, in bed SKIN TO SKIN with your baby
  • you have had some professional nursing support from a lactation consultant, a midwife, a doula or another mother that is experienced in breastfeeding.
  • you are drinking a min. of 8 glasses of water daily
  • you are eating a min. of three meals a day with protein, fruits, vegetables and grains
  • you are feeling supported in your home – i.e care for other children is in place, meals, laundry help etc. is happening
  • you are not in pain

If you are able to adjust any of these areas please do – they do make a difference.  It is most likely that you are in need of extra support – your body knows how to make milk and feed the baby that you just grew and gave birth to.  Trust in this.

Pulsatilla 200C

this is for a milk supply that is erratic – it is good, then it is low, then it is fine again.  Often the mother feels very weepy, wants to have lots of reassurance and company.

Lac Caninum 200C

Lac Caninum is a remedy that will address milk flow issues that switch from side to side.  The mother may feel a conflict between nursing and the sexuality of her breasts – this needs to be resolved to fully step into breastfeeding.

For more in-depth information on remedies to support breastfeeding please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com and refer to my on-line e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.

Dehydration, Breastfeeding and Homeopathy

Moms and babes at a Fall Red Tent morning
Moms and babes at a Fall Red Tent morning

For specific information on dosage, frequency and homeopathic remedies for moms and babes please visit my website www.pipermartin.com

and access my e-book –
 A Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.

Homeopathy is a wonderful tool to support mothers that would like to breastfeed short or long term. 

 In the short term there are remedies to increase milk supply, clear blocked ducts and mastitis or resolve a mental/emotional reaction to nursing. 

In the long term homeopathy can assist a woman in maintaining good energy, balance and hydration levels.  A remedy called Phosphoric Acid200C is highly recommended for women that have been breastfeeding several months  or have been breastfeeding intensely (twins or extremely hungry babes) and may be experiencing the following:

  • headaches
  • low energy (lower than the normal sleep deprivation low…)
  • feeling numb or flat emotionally
  • thirsty for carbonated beverages
  • sleeplessness

This remedy will bring back your vitality and energy and give your body a boost in recharging. 
Drink lots of water – for every cup of coffee, tea or pop you will have to replace it with a cup of water just to stay even in your hydration.  Phosphoric acid states are created by dehydration.