First Response Homeopathic Remedies

First Response Remedies

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Shock

Emotional shock is the body’s response to extreme fear, stress, pain, or helplessness. It is also known as acute stress reaction. Symptoms include: disorientation; confusion; agitation; restlessness; and feeling ‘dazed’.

Two key homeopathic remedies for this type of shock are Aconite and Opium.

Aconite napellus (Acon.): Aconite is used when the person is agitated, restless, fearful and anxious (or even in a state of terror) and convinced they will die. It is capable of relieving not only these mental-emotional symptoms but other symptoms that may be present at the same time such as chest pain from an impending heart attack (myocardial infarction) or convulsions.

Opium (Op.): The homeopathic remedy prepared from opium is more useful for emotional shock in which the person looks and acts like a ‘stunned mullet’. They are withdrawn, respond poorly to what is happening around them, and have a dazed, besotted expression. Be aware though that in some countries you will not be able to obtain homeopathic opium as regulators of these countries, unfamiliar with the extreme dilutions of homoeopathic remedies, confuse homeopathic opium with its crude source and so classify it as an illegal substance.

Guidelines: Either remedy can be given as often as every 15 seconds if the person’s symptoms are severe. Once symptoms start to settle only give another dose when improvement stops or symptoms start to return. If there is no improvement by 3 doses, stop, as this means the remedy is incorrect – choose another remedy that better matches the symptoms. As long as the person is improving with each dose, the remedy can be given as often as needed and for as long as is needed.

Hysteria and Panic

Following shock, panic and hysteria are the next most common reactions to emotional trauma. People may shriek, scream, have rapidly changing emotions, sob convulsively, hyperventilate, or frantically clutch at others for help. Two remedies to help reduce panic and hysteria are Aconite and Ignatia.

Aconite napellus (Acon.): Those needing Aconite, as already mentioned, will be extremely restless and agitated, fearing they are about to die. They are likely to have palpitations and will hyperventilate, producing symptoms of pins and needles and numbness throughout the body.

Ignatia amara (Ign.): Ignatia is used for rapidly changing moods and crying with sobbing. The person may hyperventilate, twitch, jerk, have cramps and display contradictory, unpredictable behaviour. They will pull away from comfort and reassurance and may sweat from the face.

Guidelines: Either remedy can be given as often as every 15 seconds if the person’s symptoms are severe. Once symptoms start to settle only give another dose when improvement stops or symptoms start to return. If there is no improvement by 3 doses, stop, as this means the remedy is incorrect – choose another remedy that better matches the symptoms. As long as the person is improving with each dose, the remedy can be given as often as needed and for as long as is needed.

Injuries, Wounds and Hazardous Effects

Allium cepa (All-c.): When eyes and nose are streaming from some sort of irritant. Burning discharge from the nose, bland discharge from the eyes. A good remedy to counter the effects of tear gas. (Also see Euphrasia.)

Arnica Montana (Arn.): For bruising and damage to soft tissues such as skin and muscles.  Slows bleeding, reduces swelling, promotes healing, helps with shock and reduces the risk of infection. Ideal as a first remedy for broken bones (fractures) that cause bleeding and swelling into the tissues (use Bryonia for fractured ribs or Symphytum after 24 hours when swelling and bleeding is no longer a problem). Do not use in herbal form if skin is broken as it will irritate; it is safe to use in homeopathic potencies.

Bryonia (Bry.): Fracturessuch as fractured ribs when the pain is worse for the slightest movement (breathing) and better for firm pressure or being supported.

Calendula (Calen.): Useful for superficial wounds, grazes and lacerated skin – promotes healing and reduces the risk of infection. Can be taken by mouth or applied topically (directly on the skin). To apply topically, place 10 drops of the herbal tincture or potentised remedy into a cup of water, cleanse the wound and then bind with a dressing moistened with the solution. Leave the dressing intact for as long as possible but keep it moist with the solution to speed healing and stop infection.

Cantharis (Canth.): A key remedy for 2nd to 3rd degree burns where there is severe pain and even blistering of the skin. (See Urtica urens for 1st and 2nd degree burns, Causticum for chemical burns, and Phosphorus for electrical burns.)

Causticum (Caust.): A useful remedy for deep burns and chemical burns. (See Urtica urens for 1st and 2nd degree burns, Cantharis for 2nd and 3rd degree burns, and Phosphorus for electrical burns.)

China officinalis (Chin.): Relieves exhaustion and debility that follows the loss of body fluids such as blood, sweat and diarrheoa.

Carbo vegetabilis (Carb-v.): This remedy has the reputation of being a ‘corpse reviver’ among homeopaths. It treats many near-death states with the following symptoms: faintness; collapse; exhaustion; chilliness; cold sweat; gasping for air; wanting to be fanned; flatulence and distension; heart failure; blue or mottled skin. (Also see Laurocerasus.)

Euphrasia (Euphr.): When eyes and nose are streaming from some sort of irritant. Bland discharge from the nose, burning discharge from the eyes. A good remedy to counter the effects of tear gas. (Also see Allium cepa.)

Gunpowder (Gunp.): Used in its crude form in the past by soldiers and the London Police Force (of all people) to fight infection, homeopathic gunpowder is still an excellent remedy today to prevent boils and abscesses developing in cuts and wounds.

Hypericum perforatum (Hyper.): For injuries to nerves and nerve rich areas such as finger tips and the spine.  Numbness and tingling. Pains shoot upwards along the nerve pathways. Also helpful for lacerations and puncture wounds.

Laurocerasus (Laur.): A good remedy for lack of reaction when the heart and /or respiratory system is in failure. The person may: be in a state of collapse; have chilliness that is unhelped by warmth; be gasping for breath or suffocating; and be blue or mottled. (Also see Carbo vegetabilis.)

Ledum palustre (Led.): Main remedy for mottled puncture wounds. Useful for sprained and twisted joints.

Natrum sulphuricum (Nat-s): For concussion and head injuries that potentially involve brain damage or bleeding into the brain. Also useful for some types of spinal injury.

Phosphorus (Phos.): The main remedy for electrical burns or electroshock. (See Urtica urens for 1st and 2nd degree burns, Cantharis for 2nd and 3rd degree burns, and Causticum for chemical burns.)

Staphysagria (Staph.): Especially useful for cuts and incisions that have clean rather than jagged edges. Promotes healing and reduces the risk of infection. Also helps the person process emotions following violations such as rape.

Symphytum officinale (Symph.): Known as the ‘Arnica of the eye’. Helpful when the eyeball has been punctured, ruptured or damaged. Also used in the ongoing repair of fractures.

Urtica urens (Urt-u): Main remedy for 1st and 2nd degree burns that sting, burn and possibly itch. An unusual symptom is that the burn may feel worse for cold water. (See Cantharis for 2nd and 3rd degree burns, Causticum for chemical burns, and Phosphorus for electrical burns.)

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