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The author provides a very short list of remedies that may be needed for routine problems while travelling.homeopathy

As we head closer to the holiday season, it may be timely to talk about the many and varied things that can befall the traveller and the means by which these things may be managed. Homeopathic medicines have the capacity to deal with most of these issues quickly and effectively. They take up a minimum of luggage space, are relatively simple to use and as such they’re ideally suited for use when you’re away from home.

The following list of maladies and medicines cover most of the acute and self-limiting issues that one may encounter while travelling. For more chronic situations, or conditions that fail to respond to the appropriate remedy in a reasonable period of time, the services of a competent professional, preferably a homeopath, should be sought.

Altitude sickness                           Coca (where this remedy is legally available)

                                                     Arsenicum album or Cactus grandiflorus may be suitable alternatives.

Anxiety                                          Gelsemium – with weakness

Bruising                                         Arnica – worse for damp cold

Ledum– better for cold

Burns                                            Cantharis

Chilblains                                      Calc carb– worse for cold

                                                      Pulsatilla– worse for warmth

Colic                                              Colocynthis

Constipation                                   Lycopodium

Cough                                           Ipecac – productive cough

                                                     Bryonia – dry cough

Cuts and grazes                           Calendula and Hypericum tincture

Diarrhoea                                    Arsenicum album – from food poisoning

                                                     Nux vomica – from overeating, also infant diarrhoea .

                                                     Veratrum alb – profuse diarrhoea with exhaustion.

Exhaustion                                    Arnica– from physical effort

Lachesis – from heat

Fear and apprehension                Argentum nitricum

Flying – problems with                   Pulsatilla – acute ear pain on descent

Food poisoning                             Arsenicum album

Frostbite                                        Secale

Headache                                      Belladonna – throbbing, worse from light and noise

Nat mur- throbbing, from eye strain, stress or travel

Heat/sun stroke                             Glonoine

Indigestion and overindulgence     Nux vomica

Influenza                                        Anas barb (200C – 1 dose every 4 hours)

Jet lag                                           Arnica- physical tiredness with aching limbs

Gelsemium- physical tiredness with heaviness of limbs

Menstrual cramping                      Colocynthis- better for bending the knees up to the chest

Muscle cramping                           Mag phos – better for warmth

                                                     Cuprum metallicum – calves and soles

Muscle sprains and strains           Arnica

Shellfish poisoning                        Urtica urens

Shock                                            Aconite

Stings and bites                             Ledum – mosquitoes, animal bites

Rhus tox – plant stings (nettles, etc.)

Travel sickness                              Cocculus – with dizziness

                                                      Tabacum – better for cool air

Vomiting- cause unknown              Ipecac


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Classical Homeopath, Certified CEASE practicioner Los Angeles,Calif,USA View all posts by homeopathyginatyler

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