Homeopathic and holistic treatments are becoming more popular as attitudes regarding health, wellness, nature, and more are shifting to reject treatments with high amounts of manufactured chemicals and significant side effects. Many of these treatments have proven effective when it comes to negating side effects and improving the quality of life. As always, it is best to be cautious when trying new treatments as reactions and side effects can be different for each individual, and consulting with a professional will help reduce the risk associated with new treatments.
Gelsemium can be used to treat the symptoms of influenza including fever, muscle aches, and shakes. It is often most effective with patients who have a slow-acting flu that occurs over a period of several days.
This treatment is specifically beneficial to sprains, strains, and arthritis. It is most helpful for injuries that are painful at first but ultimately result in limited motion; this symptom is otherwise known as “rusty gate” syndrome. Be advised that this treatment is otherwise known as poison ivy, so you should use caution when using it as a treatment to avoid the negative side effects.
Cramps can be painful and debilitating, and this is especially true for menstrual cramps. Magnesia phosphorica has historically been used as a treatment for the pain associated with such cramps, and it can also help alleviate symptoms such as moodiness, agitation, and bloating that accompany menstruation.
Those suffering from grief may struggle to find relief, but ignatia has been commonly used to calm emotions as well as other symptoms of fever, insomnia, and headaches. Ignatia is best used as a short-term, immediate treatment, and more long-term treatments like counselling are often better suited for the treatment of grief.
Allium cepa comes from onions, and along with the natural property of onions that causes runny eyes and nose, it is used as a treatment for the common cold as well as allergies. This treatment can alleviate sinus pressure and stuffy noses, and it can also help expel bacteria or viruses from the body that is at the root of the illness.
For those suffering from nausea, digestive problems, hangovers, or stress, nux vomica can alleviate such symptoms. It comes from a South Asian evergreen tree and is generally used for individuals who are overworked or who have simply had too much to eat or drink. Like some other homeopathic treatments, nux vomica should be used only on occasion and in small doses.
Used to treat symptoms of anxiety as well as loneliness, this homeopathic treatment has been met with some hesitation given that it is derived from the deadly poison arsenic. However, as a treatment, arsenica album is often heralded as an effective means of reducing the effects of anxiety, especially when related to perfectionist personalities. This treatment can also help individuals who are often cold.