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Blisters and Burns

by | Oct 23, 2011 | Blisters, Causticum

I do not make it a habit of wearing new shoes on vacation.  This trip is no exception.  I brought along a pair of yoga sandals (instead of just a strap between the big toe and the second toe, there is a tab between each toe).  I have had these sandals for years.  So I didn’t anticipate any problems.

Yesterday while walking on the beach, I developed a blister on the top of my foot.  Perhaps it was a grain of sand caught under the top strap.  Maybe a pearl would have developed if I had kept it up long enough.  But I think the better explanation is that I was walking with my husband and he is always in too big a hurry.  I didn’t develop a blister, but I might have had the walk continued.

Blisters can ruin a vacation.  It’s hard to believe such a small thing can have such a big impact.  Kind of like when you get a paper cut.  It hurts like the devil, but it is so tiny.

A good remedy for blisters is Causticum.  Take it in a 12C, 30C or 30x as needed for pain and blisters and it will do wonders.  I still recommend adhesive bandages to protect the blister from getting further irritation.

As long as you have it along for blisters, you could also take it for a burn.  Perhaps you are like me and you like to burn candles when you are in your vacation place because it smells funky.  If you go somewhere warm, a sunburn can need a remedy as well.  Causticum would work for a mild sunburn.  Cantharis for a more severe and sunburn.  I remember many years ago, my husband wasn’t watching what he was going and instead of grabbing the handle of the grill, he touched the lid of the grill.  OUCH!  He came in and asked if I had a remedy for a burn, as he was running his hand under cold water.  I suggested Causticum.  Within seconds, the pain went away.  BTW, running a burn under warm water and then gradually changing to cold is a more homeopathic way to deal with a burn.

Senator Paul Wellstone likely needed Causticum for his MS.

I may have mentioned Causticum before, but if not, I likely will again.  Causticum is the brainchild of Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the founder of the principals of homeopathy.  It is a cooked up mineral soup which consists of potassium and sulphur as just a couple of ingredients.  As a constitutional remedy it is a Kali remedy.  Kali remedies like rules and family is important.  Kali Carbonicum is the backbone of America.  Hard working, do as they are told.  America wouldn’t have been America without Kali’s.  Causticum, interestingly, is a Kali, so it has some Kali physical symptoms, but it is the anti-rule Kali.  They work on behalf of people and animals and plants who can’t work on their own behalf.  Think of the tree-huggers.  Former Senator Paul Wellstone, may he rest in peace, likely needed Causticum for his Multiple Sclerosis.

Causticum–don’t leave home without it.





Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.


Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

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