Please note, I'm not a doctor; I'm a mom. What I share here is parent-to-parent, in the spirit of information. Just as we parents exchange information about children's sleep or behavior challenges, educational choices, home organization, family finances, and the like, in my Homeopathy Vignettes, I share what I have learned and what has worked for MY family and friends. As with any choice you make for YOUR family, please do your own research and choose the course that is best for YOUR family. 🙂
It was a grey, cool, drizzly morning, but that didn't stop one man from tackling a list of errands and chores early one Easter Sunday. (In fact, there is very little that stops this man. My dad is an incredibly motivated person, forever excelling – which is also why Nux Vomica is so useful for him. But that's another post. 🙂 )
By the time a late-morning Easter brunch was laid out, so was he. We'd heard him sniffle occasionally as he hustled to and fro, in and out of the house (despite our protestations to please wear a rain jacket), and now all we could get out of him, as he retreated to his bed, was, “I feel like I'm coming down with something.”
Well, now. The whole family was together for the first time in a while, the grandkids were eager to play with their grandpa, and it was Easter Sunday, for crying out loud!
After confirming there were no other symptoms (primarily fever, or, say, cough – the sudden appearance of either, by the way, often signals Aconite, as I have personally experienced twice with my son), I grabbed my bottle of Dulcamara (many thanks to my husband, who endures my perpetual case-toting) and intercepted the sufferer on his way to bed.
“Here, Dad, take this.”
“What kind of poison is this?”
“The kind that's good for bad patients.”
(My dad and I share meaningful exchanges like this frequently. It's mutually therapeutic.)
Why did I choose Dulcamara? Dulcamara is a very useful remedy for nasal conditions that present around a weather change with few other symptoms to distinguish between more common remedies.
Back to the patient. He took a dose (under customary protestations) and promptly took a nap (side note: promotion of restful sleep is a good sign you have the right remedy). When he woke, he asked incredulously, “What was that stuff?!” He took one more dose, and by the time we sat down for our main meal, he was completely himself. He could field the endless questions of Megamind, cuddle with Cheeky, engage Defender in conversation, and enjoy a meal and important celebration with his family.
And that, my friends, is how Dulcamara saved our family's Easter celebration.
Have you had a similar experience with a homeopathic remedy saving the day? Want to see a particular remedy highlighted here on the blog?