Over my twenty years of practicing homeopathy, I’ve treated thousands of children (and their parents).
One of the biggest challenges I face is prescribing a remedy the parents don’t have.
So, my advice to parents over the years has been to consider purchasing a homeopathic remedy kit containing a healthy collection of either 30C or 200C remedies or a kit with a combination of both.
Did you know that homeopathy first came to America in the 1800s?
The success homeopaths had in treating patients suffering from conditions like yellow fever, diphtheria, cholera, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, malaria, flu and more made homeopathy wildly popular during this period.
In 1835, one of America’s first and very best homeopaths, Constantine Hering, MD, published a book called the Homeopathic Domestic Physician. The book was intended to be used by families without ready access to physicians—often those traveling west to start their lives anew. And it was very popular.
There are words inscribed in The Homoeopathic Domestic Physician that read, "The greatest triumph of a science is when it becomes the common property of the people and thus contributes to the common weal."
Interestingly, the book was often sold with a homeopathic remedy kit which were some of the first such kits ever made available to the general public. In many pioneer homes, the combination of the two was famously known as the Box and the Book. Frontier families swore by them.
It is those very early kits that laid the foundation for the kits we all use today.
What to Look For…
Any good kit should contain fifty or more homeopathic remedies that are helpful with coughs, sore throats, ear pain, stomach bugs, flu-like symptoms, morning sickness, colic, painful urination, menstrual pain, diarrhea, seasonal allergies, injuries, first aid, minor arthritic pains, various skin eruptions, and so much more.
My advice… if you don’t own one, get one (and get a homeopathic first aid book with it). The next time a little one wakes up at night with a bug, you will be happy you did.
Dr. Lisa Samet N.D. is an exceptional homeopath who provides Washington Homeopathic Products with a regular column on using homeopathy for the family. She's a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine and she's a partner with Dr. Andre Saine N.D. She is perhaps best known as a guest expert on homeopathy used by Dr. Mehmet Oz M.D. on the popular TV program the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Samet graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing in Montreal since then. She was born and raised in New York.
Dr. Samet has chosen to focus on homeopathy because in her experience it is the deepest healing modality available in that it does not just soothe or palliate symptoms but can actually stimulate the body to start to heal itself. Dr. Samet sees patients in her Montreal office as well as long distance using Skype. Learn more here: Dr. Lisa Samet.You can follow her on Facebook as well.