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Winter Weather Remedy Tips

by | Jan 30, 2019 | Uncategorized

Winter Time Remedies

With the weather producing such dreadfully cold temperatures and windchills, (-25 actual temperature, -50 windchills) it seemed appropriate to address some cold weather concerns with some remedy ideas.  It is actually colder in Woodbury Minnesota than it is in Barrow, Alaska today. That is up near the Arctic Circle.  See the comparison in the photo.  Nuiqsut is the native name for Barrow.

So I went looking through my homeopathic literature to find some really good suggestions that had escaped my mind. I found the following symptom: Generals, Weariness, about the end of Winter at Spring. One remedy listed. Seriously? I get really weary at the end of winter. Can’t wait until spring by the end of winter! But I digress….

Exposure to the Cold

Aconite: This is a remedy for fevers that come on after a cold blast of arctic air. I had a friend who developed bacterial meningitis after an episode of weather like this. Aconite to the rescue. So if you or your child or a loved one or friend develop a sudden high fever in the next couple of days, and it is accompanied by a bit of fear of being so sick, give Aconite. A 200C potency is best, if you give what you have, and most people have 30c.

Arsenicum: People who need Arsenicum are generally always chilly. But if you feel really weak and chilly and can’t warm up after exposure to the cold, take a dose of Arsenicum 30c.

Calcarea Carbonicum: Calc carb is one of a dozen remedies that are helpful after exposure to a cold draft. This can easily happen, even if you are indoors. Choose Calc Carb if you can’t warm up and you are also sweaty from it. It’s peculiar, but it’s Calc Carb.

Mercurius Vivus: Mercurius is homeopathic mercury, so it is naturally sensitive to temperature. If you get exposed to a draft (again, you could be indoors) and develop other symptoms that may include perspiration, internal body temperatures going back and forth between hot and cold (blanket off, blanket on, etc.) and perhaps have a really bad sore throat or a metallic taste in the mouth, give Mercurius 30c a try.

If anyone tells you that getting cold doesn’t make you sick, or the weather has no impact, they haven’t talked to a homeopath about what they experience from their clients.

Hypothermia

This goes beyond mere exposure to the cold.  This is very low body temperatures, shivering, slurred speech, memory loss.  You should seek medical care immediately if you experience this.  Call for help with remedies.

Frostbite

The best thing is to prevent frost bite by dressing appropriately. But in the event you still experience it, there are some good homeopathic remedy options to assist you.

Agaricus. This is the number one remedy for frostbite. The symptoms are itching, redness, burning and swelling. Worse from heat. Skin may look bluish red in spots. Tip of the nose may be red, with a bluish discoloration.

Pulsatilla: Swelling bluish, hot, with throbbing pains and intense itching, especially in soles of, after getting warm in bed.  Frostbitten toes, severe burning pain, bluish red swelling, hot to touch, with lack of sensation in affected parts.  You can expect the usual Pulsatilla mental symptoms of wanting company, to be held, comforted, etc.

Zinc: Frostbitten Nose, stinging, sharp pains from frost bite.

Calc Carb: Bunions that develop after a frostbite

Sulphur: Frostbite on people with corns on their toes.

Seek medical care if Frostbite is extreme.

Falling down on the ice

In Winter is always a danger of falling on slippery surfaces. The first remedy you should take is:

Arnica 200c. If you only have 30c, take it more often.

Seek medical care if you hit your head during a fall or if you have unusual or lasting pain. Then contact us for a remedy for concussion if you are diagnosed with this.

I hope you don’t need any of these suggestions, but if you do, I hope you find them helpful!

 

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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.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!

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