Top 10 Remedies for Spring Outings!

Arnica montana is an absolute necessity for any bruising injuries.

Aconitum napellus (aconite) is used after exposure to cold, dry winds, where an earache, sore throat or cold is coming on quickly.

Calendula ointment will speed healing of your cuts and scrapes.

Causticum is perfect for the rawness of 1st degree burns (no blistering) as well as sunburns. 

Cantharis is your choice for more painful blistering burns.

Hypericum wins the prize for crush injuries–smashed fingers or toes!

Ledum is the best one for puncture wounds, which includes inflammation after insect bites.

Bryonia alba is indicated when the problem (e.g., rib injury, etc.) feels better when keeping the area completely still.  

Rhus toxicodendron (“rusty gate”) is matched with joint, muscle and connective tissue injuries which stiffen up after keeping still, then loosen up and feel better with continued motion. 

Ruta graveolens is the sought-for remedy with sprains or strains where the pain is present with both rest and motion.

Bonus #11: Staphysagria is the remedy to turn to for sensitive paper cuts, or strong skin sensitivity to mosquito bites!

Most of the above are available in health food stores or co-ops that carry homeopathic remedies. A common dosing regimen is 1-2 pellets of a 30C potency, under the tongue, repeated as needed over 1-3 days until there is resolution of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are easy to use–just give them a try and prepare to be amazed!

 

David Johnson is our certified homeopath at the Ommani Center. If you have more chronic health challenges, homeopathy may help resolve your symptoms! You can call the Center and make arrangements to talk with David about whether homeopathy is a fit for you.    

 

©April 2021 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions.  To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.

Homeopathy – Nothing to Sneeze At!

Recently an acquaintance called complaining about her mid-winter “allergies.” She was especially bothered by her sneezing, which would often devolve into continuous jags of one sneeze after another. 

I also knew she was very stressed by her work. Although nothing in our talking suggested it, I asked if she was experiencing irritability or impatience. ‘Yes, both!’ she answered.

Nux vomica was the remedy I suggested. When all the symptoms fit, nux vomica is used when the nervous system has been taxed by “burning the candle at both ends.” The person is often driven and results-oriented, and becomes stressed when encountering inevitable obstacles to their goal. 

The stress on the nervous system can express itself through a “wired, on edge” feeling, including quick irritation, impatience, fatigue and indigestion. It is also uniquely indicated when bouts of continuous sneezing are present. 

Following a single dose of nux vomica, this person’s allergy-type symptoms began resolving within minutes. Then after a few more doses over the following hours, her symptoms of irritability and impatience also resolved. 

This is an example where her physical symptoms were the doorway into understanding her broader stress state. In homeopathy, we are looking to understand the fuller state of imbalance within the whole person, including very specific physical, mental and emotional challenges. Identifying these fuller patterns is how we match remedies with a person’s constellation of symptoms, and remedies in turn provoke self-healing corrections within the individual. 

The above is a relatively simple example of matching a remedy with a set of acute problems. The process is much more involved with long-standing challenges, yet when those problems exist and express themselves within the physical, mental and emotional realms, there is nearly always an answer in homeopathy. In fact, an important question is whether homeopathy is a good match for the individual, rather than if homeopathy is a good match for their problems, as the short answer for the latter is “yes.”

If you prefer using a holistic approach for helping with different symptoms you’re experiencing, and perhaps sense that past and current stresses have been driving forces behind your current “imbalance,” I invite you to call with other questions to help decide whether homeopathy is a fit for you.  

David Johnson, CCH, PA

Certified Homeopath

 

March 2021 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions.  To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.

Homeopathic Remedies for Bones

Recently a friend was experiencing a great deal of stress while caring for others. She told me she’d developed a persistent headache, and the pain was in the same spot where she hit her head a couple of months earlier. More specifically, she described the pain as “aching in the bone.”

There’s a particular homeopathic remedy for that same type of pain, whether the aching in the bones occurs after fractures, during the flu, or for any other reason. Though it’s unlikely my friend sustained an actual skull fracture from her earlier fall, her body was experiencing the pain as if she had. 

After taking one dose of the remedy eupatorium perfoliatum, her pain was reduced by 75% within a couple of hours, and after a few more doses was completely resolved over the next two days. 

Eupatorium is also known in herbal medicine by the name “comfrey” or “boneset,” and it’s common for homeopaths to first use eupatorium for an initial fracture with its aching pain, as well as for the fractured bone ends to come back into alignment. 

A second homeopathic remedy that can be used for fractures is known as symphytum officinale, also known as comfrey or “knitbone” in herbal medicine. If a fracture has come into alignment, and aching pain is not the primary symptom, then Symphytum can be used to help with building “callus” at the fracture site, “knitting” the bone ends back together. 

Symphytum is commonly found in homeopathic remedy displays, and both symphytum and eupatorium are available for purchase online. 

The above is one quick example of the range of possible acute conditions that can be helped by homeopathic remedies. Remedies for first aid and acute illness are also the easiest to learn for home use. 

In contrast, for chronic conditions that are not resolving on their own, you can talk with a professional homeopath to discuss whether your problems can be resolved with remedies. In fact, most conditions can be helped with homeopathy, and it is more often a question of whether the person is a fit rather than the condition itself. If holistic care makes intuitive sense to you, and you have further questions about the homeopathic process, please call the Ommani Center and ask to talk with me at 262-695-5311.  

Thank you,

David Johnson, CCH, PA

Certified Classical Homeopath

 

February 2021 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions.  To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic, he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.

A Different Experience of the Holidays

Recently a friend called with concerns about intense stomach cramping and loose stools that had bothered him for a week. After trying some different approaches and having reached his “tolerance threshold,” he was reaching out to see if homeopathy had anything to offer. 

He described the pain as sharp, stabbing, cramping and twisting, and he’d feel better by pressing on his abdomen and bending forward. Heat applications would also help, he said.

I asked if there was anything going on emotionally, especially any recent irritations or anger. Immediately he replied, “I hate the Christmas holidays. I can’t stand all the lights on the houses.’ 

I recommended a remedy called “colocynthis,” which is listed in our books for “ailments after suppressed anger and vexation.” He took one dose and his weeklong symptoms improved by 90% within the hour. A couple more doses that day completely resolved his symptoms and he returned to normal eating the following day. 

In homeopathy (home-ee-ah-path-ee,) we recognize that each of us reacts to the world around us differently, and what might be enjoyable to one person can be disagreeable to the next. We don’t presume to know how anyone should feel or is feeling in response to different circumstances. So we turn to the experts: the individuals themselves. It’s not enough to know the physical symptoms alone–we also need to understand the mental and emotional upsets, and very specifically at that. There is no one better to describe their distress than the person experiencing it.  

As amazing as the remedies work for short term illnesses, they are just as amazing in resolving life-long problems and challenges. This process of healing usually happens more gradually, over the course of days and weeks instead of minutes or hours, and many clients describe how they’re feeling better than they have in years.

If you sense your physical, mental or emotional symptoms are a result of life-long stresses, perhaps dating back to childhood or previous generations, please consider homeopathy as a potential option. We talk about “what is this like for you?”; “how does this feel?”; or “how does this affect you?” We place less emphasis on questions of “why” we think this problem is present, as that draws us away from its direct and immediate experience. By the end of the interview, after the “what’s and the how’s” have been answered, the “why’s” are usually self-evident. 

 

You can reach me, David Johnson, by calling the Ommani Center at 262-695-5311 and I’ll be happy to answer more specific questions about your situation and you can see if homeopathy is a fit for you. 

 

Here’s wishing you a healthy 2021 to you and yours, in all ways.  

 

January 2021 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions.  To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.

Two Valuable Remedies for Life’s Bruises and Shocks

Last night I received a call from a woman whose husband had fallen down the stairs outside their home. Bruised and battered, but with no clinical signs of internal bleeding, he was left with few conventional options to speed his healing. 

Anyone slightly familiar with homeopathy can recognize what remedy is indicated here-arnica montana, the small mountain flower that’s bruised and battered by the conditions surrounding it. 

Having been used for hundreds of years, it’s surprising how unusual it is for arnica to be used in the emergency room or urgent care settings. It’s very easy to look up online for more information on dosing, indications, and where it can be purchased. 

Along with her husband’s injuries, the woman was also recovering from the fright of her experience, re-living the episode each time she closed her eyes or looked over at the stairs. The fright and shock of the experience made for another clear prescription: aconitum napellus, or aconite for short. This remedy also has a long history of use, and especially helps with “shocks” to the body (cold, dry winds leading to quick onset of illness) as well as shocks to the mind and emotions. In fact, aconite is also known as the “arnica for the emotions.” Like arnica, aconite is very easy to look up online for more information. 

If homeopathy could only offer these two remedies to modern medicine, like the old McDonald’s signs, they would soon lay claim to “millions and millions sold”–that is, millions of people would see the near-miraculous potential they each hold. 

Homeopathy actually offers hundreds and hundreds of other remedies for almost every conceivable problem: other acute injuries such as scrapes, cuts, puncture wounds, burns, as well as all kinds of acute and chronic physical, mental and emotional issues: earaches, flus, indigestion, muscle strains and sprains, as well as low energy, insomnia, problems concentrating, feelings of anxiety or depressed mood. 

Many people ask “can homeopathy help me with …….?” The answer is that while homeopathic remedies can help with most conditions, it’s more important to see whether they’re a match for the person experiencing the condition. That is, homeopathy addresses both the person and the condition, not just the condition alone. 

If you would like to see if homeopathy might be a fit for you or a loved one, give me a call. You can reach me at the Ommani Center @ 262-695-5311.  

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and best wishes to you in whatever ways you work and play to support your sense of well-being.     

October 2020 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions.  To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.

Homeopathy Another Way

The attached (subtitled) YouTube movie clip from May 6, 2020 provides a clear understanding of the way homeopathy views disease and can be used to stimulate healing for many different conditions.

It’s well worth the time spent. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpp45i4Vrw&feature=youtu.be

August 2020 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions.  To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.

10 Essential Remedies for Summer Outings

 

Treating acute injuries is the easiest way to become introduced to homeopathy, because it is the one circumstance where “use this for that” applies! Otherwise for short-term or chronic/long term illnesses, the homeopathic approach is individualized, based on one’s unique presentation of symptoms. So, here’s a recommended list of homeopathic remedies for this summer:

 

  1. The easiest remedy to use is Calendula ointment, which is great for scrapes and other abrasions. By applying to a clean wound, it speeds healing and its bacteriostatic properties help to prevent infection.
  2. Next easiest is Arnica montana, which is used for bumps and bruises, even when they’re quite severe. Arnica works amazingly quickly to reduce pain, swelling and discoloration.
  3. If bruising occurs in an area where there’s not a lot of supportive muscular tissue, such as the breast, then Bellis perennis is often a better choice than Arnica.
  4. Hypericum is an excellent remedy to be used in alternation with arnica when the fingers or toes have been pinched in a door or window, or “smashed” by something dropping on them. Hypericum quickly helps resolve the shooting nerve pain of these types of injuries. 
  5. For 1st degree burns (including sunburn) with a feeling of rawness, Causticum is the remedy to Turn to.
  6. For 2nd degree burns with blistering and a great deal of pain, Cantharis is the next choice. 
  7. For insect bites or puncture wounds in general, Ledum pallustre is excellent for reducing the pain and swelling.
  8. If after a bee sting the symptoms include itching, stinging, redness and swelling, then Apis mellifica will be your friend!
  9. For sensitive skin that reacts strongly to mosquito bites, Staphysagria is the remedy to consider. This remedy will also reduce the sensitivity of straight-line cuts of the skin (paper cuts, knife cuts, etc.) 
  10. If a shocking event occurs that is more scary to the emotions than damaging to the physical body, Aconitum napellus (Aconite) is very good at calming those fears. Aconite is also good for helping when symptoms such as earaches or sore throats and colds start to develop quickly, especially after the physical shock of being exposed to cold, dry wind. 

Most of the above remedies can be found at health food stores with homeopathic remedy displays, and all of them are available online. Dosing is 2-3 pellets of a 30C potency, repeated as symptoms dictate for 1-3 days. Using a homeopathic first aid book can also be useful for helping to learn more about these very safe, amazing remedies.

Of course, the above is not intended as medical advice. If there is any question about your medical situation or condition, please contact your health-care provider.    


June 2020 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions.  To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.

The Homeopathic Periodic Table

Our own David Johnson, Certified Classical Homeopath, recently gave a talk for the National Center for Homeopathy in conjunction with the publication of his new book, Radiance, Resonance and Healing: The Homeopathic Periodic Table.  Although the talk is primarily directed to the homeopathic practitioner, it includes a wealth of information for the patient interested in homeopathy as a treatment modality.  Attached is the link to that talk > https://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-and-periodic-table-elements-david-johnson-cch  

This talk addresses the history of the periodic table and the manner in which it is useful to inform the homeopath about these living elements that are available as a source of remedy for the practitioner when working to provide healing support for his/her client.  It provides an intimate look at the manner in which David personally works with the table, his clients, and the broad range of “dis-ease” that is possible to treat with homeopathy.  It’s an amazing picture of the quote by Paracelsus: “Every physician must be rich in knowledge, and not only of that which is written in books; his patients should be his book, they will never mislead him…and by them he will never be deceived.”  

May 2020 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions. To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311.  During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.  

How Can Homeopathy Help Me?

Homeopathy for Colds and Flu

The home use of homeopathic remedies is easily accomplished with careful observation of symptoms, which can be very different depending upon the person.  When using homeopathic remedies at home, the first thing to determine is what is characteristic or distinguishing about the problem. In other words, if we had only one word, one sentence, one paragraph to describe our experience, what would that be? Remedies are matched with these characteristic symptoms, and often NOT by the indications on the vials, which can be too general to be helpful.

Here are some examples of cold and flu symptoms, matched with homeopathic remedies:

Arsenicum album

Symptoms:  Chilly, restless, anxious, burning pains, thirsty for small sips of water.

Belladonna

Symptoms: Sudden onset of high fever with flushing of the face, pulsating or throbbing in the head or elsewhere, profuse perspiration, and sensitivity to light and noise.

Bryonia

Symptoms: Fever with body aches improved by sitting/lying still, and aggravated by movement.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Symptoms:  Aching pain in the bones and body.

Gelsemium

Symptoms: Weakness, dizziness, headache, fever, heaviness of the eyelids and limbs. “Hit by a Mac truck.”

Nux vomica

Symptoms:  Irritability, impatient, chilled, gastrointestinal nausea and cramping, and possibly painful cough and paroxysmal sneezing. Headache with oversensitivity to sound, light, and odors.

Oscillococcinum® and Children’s Oscillococcinum®

Symptoms:  General flu-like symptoms: tired, body aches, chills and fever.

Rhus toxicodendron

Symptoms:  Restlessness and body aches: worse with first movement after sitting or lying, then better with continued motion. Restless desire to find a comfortable position for relief of the body aches.

Aconitum napellus

Symptoms:  Sudden onset of high fever, often after the shock of exposure to a cold dry wind. Hot face and dry skin. 

Apis mellifica

Symptoms: Facial flushing, swollen tonsils and sore throat. Eyelids may also be swollen. Dry fever alternates with sweating. Pain may extend to the ears. May feel better with cool air and cold applications. Usually thirstless. Irritability, disliking interference.

Phosphorus

Symptoms: Thirsty for cold drinks, may then throw them up after they warm up in the stomach. Fever, easily-flushing face, weak and dizzy. Cough, sore throat, hoarseness and headache. May also have strong anxiety and fears, better with company and reassurance.

Sulphur

Symptoms: Used when symptoms are not as clear, or have been longer lasting and lingering. Digestive or respiratory symptoms may have a hot or burning quality, and one may feel hot and sweaty, with low-grade fever and red mucous membranes. Worse from heat; often worse after bathing.

All of these remedies are generally available at pharmacies or health food stores that carry homeopathic products and/or online. You do not need a prescription to purchase. A typical and easy to remember dosing regimen for home remedies is 30C potency pellets; 3 pellets 3 times daily for 3 days, as long as symptoms are being helped during that time. Usually a person will notice improvement after 1-3 doses, and if not, then the remedy may need to be switched. Of course, the above is not intended as medical advice, but rather as a resource to be used with other homeopathic information resources, and conventional intervention if necessary. Also, a visit to your homeopath will always be helpful.

January 2020 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees clients of all ages for all types of conditions. To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call Mr. Johnson at the Ommani Center: 262-695-5311.