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Staying Healthy With Homeopathy For Flus


Dear Friends,

We are right in the midst of the winter flu season and I know it has been traveling around the neighborhood, visiting my house and my neighbor’s houses. Well, what can we do about it? How do we protect ourselves and our loved one’s? How do we hasten recovery? Having just gone through this in my household, I would like to share some defensive and offensive strategies that may be helpful to you. Here are some ideas of homeopathic and folk remedies for colds and flus.

The best offense is a healthy body? How do you get that? Eat right; sleep well and sufficiently; exercise to keep the vital energy moving; pay heed to your spiritual life; nurture your relationships; and be on a good homeopathic constitutional remedy.

Let’s say you are doing all of this, but yet you wake up one morning, and your nose is running, or you notice a cough that wasn’t there before. This may be the first sign of a cold starting. There are various things you can do to try to nip the cold in the bud at the incipient stage. Here are a few suggestions:

What to take at the First Sign of a Cold or Flu

1) Take Windbreaker. Windbreaker is a combination Chinese herbal formula put out by Kan Herbs and formulated for children, but of benefit to people of all ages. This formula is only available by prescription, so please let me know if you are interested in this for your family. Many of my clients and their families are using this herbal formula and finding that it does the trick. From my experience it does not interfere with homeopathic remedies.

2) Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy in the 200C strength made from the heart and liver of a duck. Taken at the first sign of a cold, it can work very well to nip your cold symptoms in the bud. If you are not on a homeopathic constitutional remedy already, it is fine to take this remedy at the onset of cold symptoms. In many people it works miraculously. If you are on a constitutional remedy there is a risk that this remedy will interfere with it. The other potential downside of this remedy is that if it does not stop the cold immediately, it can make it more difficult to determine the homeopathic remedy that you need for your flu as it can mask some of your symptoms.

3) Influenzinum is a remedy formulated anew every year, just like the flu vaccine, which is supposed to contain flu strains that people in laboratory’s believe are mostly likely to be prevalent that year. The Influenzinum the homeopaths use is usually made to match the flu shot for that year. Which flu shot will be prevalent that year is just an educated guess, but this poses fewer risks than the flu shot, because it is administered in miniscule homeopathic dynamized doses and does not contain the preservatives that the flu shots contain.

The Homeopathic Philosophy about Acute Illnesses:

As homeopaths we are taught that when a person develops an acute illness, one of two things can be going on: First, this may be an exacerbation of their chronic complaints. If this is the case, generally speaking, the chronic symptoms may persist during the acute illness, but with the cold or flu symptoms added on. In this case, what often helps the patient is a repetition of their constitutional remedy. We are warned, however, not to administer the remedy at the onset of the illness, but at the end, because the flu symptoms can be aggravated initially. From my experience, yes, this does happen, and sometimes it doesn’t happen. What I have seen is that there often is an increase in symptoms for a number of hours, followed by a rapid improvement in symptoms, and also in the chronic health situation as well.

Pure Acutes

The second thing that can happen is that the acute illness is what we call a “pure” acute. In this case the chronic symptoms of the patient are suspended. For example if they suffer from chronic back problems or chronic bad temper, all of a sudden these symptoms are much better and they are a joy to be around. The chronic symptoms are replaced by a new set of symptoms, which are the symptoms of the cold or flu. When this happens the patient usually needs an acute or flu remedy.

Acute Miasm Remedies

How does one know which acute remedy the patient needs? The acute miasm remedies are characterized by a sudden onset of symptoms. They were feeling fine and now they are terrible. This type of illness usually happens to healthy children. They come down suddenly, violently and dramatically with the illness. Two of the most commonly used acute miasm remedies are Belladonna and Aconite.


Belladonna is characterized by a sudden onset of fever, high temperature, redness of the face, dilated pupils and the patient is hot to the touch. This remedy also has a 3 p.m. aggravation time, a desire for lemons or lemonade and excited mental activity, which can include hallucinations. The symptoms come on suddenly, acutely and violently, and the patient can also be violent, with a desire to kick, bite or strike. They are aggravated by the jar of the bed. They can have throbbing right-sided headaches, and pulsating carotids.

Aconitum napellus

Aconite is characterized by tremendous restlessness and fear of death. They can have panic attacks and unaccountable fears. Tossing or turning in bed is one of the big signs of the need for this remedy. The pains are terrible and drive him crazy. The face is red, hot, and flushed, or they can have one cheek red, the other flushed (like Chamomilla). The parts can feel numb, tingle and burn. They are worse at night. This illness can often come on after a frightful experience.

Another important thing to be said when selecting an acute remedy for a person is to keep in mind the relationship of remedies. For example:

Calcarea carbonica will often go to Belladonna, Pulsatilla or Rhus tox in acute illnesses.

Natrum muriaticum people often go to Bryonia or Apis in acute illnesses.

Sulphur people often go to Nux vomica or Arsenicum album in acute illnesses.

Sepia often goes to Nux vomica in acute illnesses.

Some constitutional remedies are also excellent flu remedies, such as Rhus tox, Nux vomica, Arsenicum album, and Pulsatilla. In this case, repeating the constitutional remedy during the flu can lead to very good results.

Flu Remedies

We have some excellent “flu” remedies in homeopathy. They are excellent for the flu because their symptoms match flu symptoms very well. The main flu remedies are:

Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium: This remedy is a great remedy for anticipatory anxiety, and for people who are really having a hard time recovering from a flu. They have never felt well since a bout of influenza. The symptoms calling for it are a great feeling of weakness and of heaviness in the lower limbs. They are so weak that they can tremble from weakness. They feel dull, drowsy and dizzy. They are usually thirstless, with profuse urination and their face looks flushed, or dark red. They have heavy droopy eyes. They can have a headache that begins in the back of the neck, extends over the head, with pulsating pains in the forehead and eyeballs.

Bryonia alba

Bryonia alba: One of the big symptoms calling for Bryonia is irritability. The patient often wants to be left alone. He is worse from movement, so he prefers to lie still. He is also worse from pressure and lying on the affected parts. This patient is usually thirsty for large quantities of cold water. He also feels better from perspiration and wet weather. They have to hold their head or chest when they cough, due to the aggravation from the coughing motion. The mucous membranes are excessively dry. They are often worried about business or finances.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum: The symptom that will usually guide you to Eupatorium perfoliatum is the bone pains. The patient has an aching in the bones, with a feeling as though they are broken, aching or bruised. They have to move constantly to relieve the soreness. This is in contrast to Bryonia, which needs to lie still. Another difference between the two remedies is that Eupatorium perfoliatum has scanty perspiration, while Bryonia has profuse perspiration. They can have an intense backache, as if it is broken. Like Bryonia, they also have to hold the chest when coughing and are thirsty.

This is a very good remedy for flus and other febrile illnesses characterized by bone pains.

One way to help determine, which of these flu remedies to prescribe, is simply to ask, what is the worse thing about this flu for you? If they say the weakness, prescribe Gelsemium, if they say the bone pains prescribe Eupatorium perf; if they say the aches and pains in the body that are worse on motion prescribe Bryonia.

Sore throats and Asthma Remedies:

What if your cold or flu has other remarkable features, such as a sore throat or asthma and breathing difficulties? In the case of a flu with a strong sore throat component, remedies such as Mercurius and its salts, Lachesis muta, Lac-caninum and Phytolacca come to mind? If the asthma component is very high remedies like Arsenicum album, Ipecacuanha and Antimonium crudum and tartaricum come to mind.

As you can see homeopathy is vast, and this is just a very brief summary of what it has to offer in the flu season to those who want to stay healthy and are looking for alternatives to taking the flu shot. If you are interested in learing about epidemics and homeopathy, please click on this link:

This Year’s Genus Epidemicus According to Paul Herscu:

There are homeopathic remedies that can be taken with great effectiveness during an epidemic as a preventive. Once the genus epidemicus is discovered this remedy can be taken by everyone. This method of taking remedies prophylactically is considered highly effective when you are in the midst of an epidemic. It is less effective in preventing the disease if you are not actually in the midst of an epidemic.

There is a website put up by Paul Herscu , the author of The Homeopathic Treatment of Children, a great resource for parents and homeopaths alike about commonly used constitutional remedies for children. Paul Herscu has been very concerned about the possibility of another devastating pandemic for many years. He believes that during an epidemic many people will not have access to their homeopaths, so the best thing to do would be to put the resources that they will need to survive an epidemic at their fingertips. To this end he has created a website called Herscu Laboratory Influenza. Here he posts the latest research gathered from clinical experience about which remedy is most likely to be the genus epidemicus for that particular year. Herscu believes that the Genus Epidemicus for the 2017-2018 season are Bryonia alba and Lycopodium clavatum. The website address is

Supplements to Take To Strengthen Your Immune System:

Here is a list of supplements that may help strengthen your body. I got this list off of the internet in an article about the dangers of the Flu Shot by Greg Ciola. The link is: The article describes the risk of the flu shot very well and goes into detail about the supplements that I will just list below:

Bee Pollen
Cayenne Pepper
Essential Fatty Acids
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Mushroom Extracts (Shiitake, Reishi, D-Fraction Maitake)
Olive Leaf Extract
Oregano Oil
Royal Jelly
Vitamin C


Please remember to turn to homeopathy for your health care needs. And if you have turned to homeopathy in the past, and didn’t get the results you wanted, turn again. It is by persistence, having a strong will to health and faith that results are obtained.

In the spirit of friendship,

Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

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Travel Pack Repertory

Travel Pack Repertory

Selecting the Cream You Need

Here are some common conditions and the first aid creams in the pack that can help you with them. I list the most common cream for the complaint first. Please refer to the Creams for Common Complaints Section at for more information. I abbreviate the cream names as follows.

Arnica montana = Arn
Calendula officinalis = Cal
Hypericum perforatum = Hyp
Ledum palustre = Led
Ruta graveolens= Ruta
Urtica urens = Urt-u

First aid creams that I mention below that are not in the pack are:

Bellis-perennis = Bell-p
Rhus toxicodendron = Rhus-t
Symphytum = Symph
Staphysagria – Staph

I also mention the homeopathic remedies that repertorize highest for the condition, or are well known first aid remedies that I do not carry. This information is incomplete and not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Please refer to a homeopathic materia medica or homeopathic repertory for a more complete list of remedies for any given symptom. Please see your homeopath or doctor for assistance if your symptoms persist. The remedies in bold are very important for the condition.

Acute abscess = Arn, Cal, Hyp for abscess to coccyx, Ruta abscess to bones or periosteum. Also think of Silica, Hepar, Calc sulph.
Abdominal surgery pain = Hyp, Arn, Cal. Also think of Bell-p.
Animal bites = Hyp, Led, Arn. Also think of Apis, Arsenicum album, Belladonna, Lyssinum.
Ankle sprain or injury = Led, Ruta, Arn. Also think of Strontium carb, Nat-carb, Rhus-t.
Arthritis pain = Led, Arn, Ruta, Urt-u. Also think of Rhus-t.
Ascending pains = Led, Hyp,
Back /spine injury = Hyp, Arn, Led, Ruta. Also think of Bell-p, Rhus-tox, Symph.
Birth trauma = Arn, Also think of Bell-p.
Boils = Arn, Hyper, Led, Rhus-t, Ruta. Also think of Bell-p. The best known remedies for this condition are Hepar, Silica, Chelidonium, Lyc, Sulph, Calc.
Braces fitting = Ruta
Bruises = Arn, Led for bruises to the eye, Ruta for bruising to bones and periosteum.
Burns = Urt-u, Arn, Cal, Hyper. Urtica urens is the best remedy for acute burns. For more serious burns think of Arsenicum album, Cantharis, esp. for serious scald burns, and Causticum for the chronic effects of burns.
Bone diseases or injuryRuta, Arn, Cal. Other well known remedies are Calcarea phosphica, Fluoric acid, Hecla lava. Phosphorous, Rhus-t, Silica, Symph.
Carpal tunnel or wrist injury = Ruta. Also think of Bell-p, Rhus-t.
Chilly patient ameliorated by cold applications = Led.
Chiropractic adjustment, pain after = Ruta.
Coccyx injury = Hyper, Symph.
Corns = Arn, Hyper, Ruta. Also think of Rhus-t, Symph.
Diaper rash = Cal can sting some children in diaper rashes, so use it with care. Also think of Allantoin. Severe rashes should have constitutional treatment. Think of Medorrhinum for very severe rashes.
Eye injury = Arn, Cal, Hyp, Led, Ruta. Also think of Bell-p, Rhus-t, Symph. Also think of Aconite.
Eye strainRuta, Arn. Also think of Rhus-t and Bell-p.
Fear of sudden death = Arn. Also think of Aconite.
Foot bone pain = Led, Ruta
Foot injury = Arn, Cal, Hyp, Led, Ruta. Also think of Rhus-t.
Fractures = Ruta, Arn, Cal, Hyp, Led. Also think of Belis-p, Symph.
Ganglion = Ruta, Arn, Also think of Rhus-t, Silica. and Benzoic acid.
Gout = Led, Arn, Urt-u. Also think of Colchicum, Benzoic acid, Lyc and others.
Gunshot wounds = Hyper, Arn, Calen, Led, Ruta, Symph, Urt-u. Also think of Gunpowder.
Hemorrhage from accidents = Arn, Calen, Hyper, Led, Also think of Hamammelis, China, Ipecac.
Head injury = Arn, Hyper, Calen, Led, Ruta, Symph, Bell-p. Also think of Natrum sulphuricum, Aconite, Cicuta, Opium.
Hemorrhoid pain = Hyper, Rhus-t, Ruta. Also think of Aesculus hip, Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, Hamammellis, Collinsonia, Aloe.
Hip injury = Arn, led, rhus-t
Initial motion aggravates = Led, Ruta. Rhus-tox is best known.
Injuries to areas rich in nerves (spine, fingers, toes) = Hyper, Arn, Bell-p, Calen, Led,
Insect bites = Led, Arn, Hyper, Also think of Apis.
Jaw fracture or pain = Hyper. Also think of Staph, Hecla lava, Symph.
Knee injury = Arn, Cal, Led, Ruta. Also think of Iodine, Apis, Bell-p, Bry, Rhus-t Symph..
Lacerated wounds = Cal, Hyp, Led. Also think of Plantago, Carbolic acid, Hamamellis. Staph is for clear cut wounds, as from a surgeon’s knife. Arnica should not be used on open wounds.
Ligament and tendon injuries = Ruta, Arn, Calen. Also think of Symph, Anacardium, Rhus -t.
Bed feels too hard after injury = Arn, Rhus-t.
Muscle soreness = Arn, Hyper, Led, Ruta. Also think of Badiaga, Cimicifuga, Rhus-t, Bryonia, Gelsemium, Hamamellis, Bellis-p.
Numbness following injury = Hyper, Led, Arn. Also think of Veratrum album, Ornithogalum.
Overexertion, overstrain injuries = Arn, Ruta. Also think of Rhus-t.
Poison oak or ivy = Led, Urt-u. Also think of Rhus-t, and Graphites if oozing resembles honey.
Puncture wounds = Led, Hyper, Cal.
Radiating/shooting pains from injury = Hyper, Led. Also think of Plantago and Allium cepa.
Scar prevention = Cal, Hyper. Also think of Silica, Graphites, Thiosinaminum.
Sciatica after injury = Hyper, Ruta, Arn. Also think of Rhus-t.
Shock after injury = Arn, Hyper. Also think of Aconite, Camphor, Opium, Gelsemium, Lachesis, Veratrum album.
Shoulder injury = Arn. Also think of Rhus-t and Ferrum metallicum.
Snake bites = Led, Hyper, Arn, Urt-u. Also think of Cenchrix contortrix, Lachesis muta, Crotalus horridus, Echinacea, Plantago.
Soft tissue injury = Arn, Calen. Also think of Bellis-p, Hamamellis where veins are involved..
Splinters =. Hyp, Led, Arn. Also think of Hep, Sil, Nit-ac. Soak in Epson Salts.
Stiff joints = Led, Arn. Also think of Rhus-t, Causticum, Cocculus, Lycopodium, Sepia. Stiff wrists Ruta.
Sunburn = Cal, Hyper, Urt-u. Also think of Canth. Never well since severe sunburn = Sol.
Surgery, after, to prevent infection = Cal
Surgery, shock = Arn, Hyper. Also think of Aconite, Staph, Stront-c, Opium, Veratrum album.
Surgery, abdominal = Hyper. Also think of Staph.
Surgery, pain in the incision = Staph.
Tennis elbow = Ruta, Hyper. Also think of Bell-p, Rhus-t, and Symph.
Tooth extraction = Arn, Calen, Ruta. Also think of Hecla Lava. Excessive bleeding after Phosphorous, Trillium erectum.
Tooth pain from dental work = Hyper, Arn. Also think of Staph, Aconite, Symphytum.
Twisting injuries of tendons = Ruta.
Vaccination bad effects locally = Led.
Varicose veins = Arn, Calen. Also think of Hamammelis, Many constitutional remedies.
Wounds where bones are injured = Ruta, Calen, Arn. Also think of Symph.
Wound, cuts, scrapes = Cal is the greatest remedy for wounds in homeopathy. Hyper, Led, Arnica should never be applied to open wounds. Clean cut wounds think of Staph.
Wounds, painful = Cal, Hyper, Arn, Led. Also think of Staph.
Wounds, septic = Cal, Hyper, Led. Also think of Arsenicum album, Bell-p, Lachesis, Hepar sulph. Pyrogenium,
Wounds, slow to heal = Arn, Calen, Hyper, Ruta. Also think of Silica, Sulphur, Hepar sulph, Nitric acid, Lachesis.
Wounds, suppurating = Cal, Arn use internally, Led. Also think of Silica, Calc, Calc-s, Hepar sulph.
Wounds, old, opening and suppurating = Borax. Crocus sativus, Natrum muriaticum.

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How to Take Homeopathic Remedies

How to Take Homeopathic Remedies

There are as many opinions on the subject of how to take homeopathic remedies as there are homeopaths. Understanding homeopathic posology is not easy, and it really takes years of practice to get a feeling for it. The goal of Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was to prescribe in a way that would be as gentle as possible, while keeping the healing moving forward.

In fact, his advocacy of the minimum dose, which is one of the cornerstones of homeopathy, was to try to find a way to eliminate the toxic side effects that people would experience from crude doses of substances, hence his use of highly diluted remedies. He tended to work with lower potencies throughout his life, like 6C’s and LM potencies. Only toward the end of his life did he begin to use 30C potencies, and I believe he only used the 200C a few times.

The American homeopaths, such as James Tyler Kent, tended to use much higher potencies, because they wanted quick and dramatic results, and were not as concerned about gentleness as Hahnemann was. I was very influenced by Kent in the early years of my practice, but now I am leaning more toward the gentleness that Hahnemann advocated. Please read below to understand how I try to achieve that gentleness.

How Soon to Repeat the Remedy

– Never follow the dosage instructions on the bottles of homeopathic remedies that you buy in the health food store. The FDA requires this information to be printed on the bottles, but it is overdosing for homeopathic remedies.

– For constitutional treatment a single dose of a homeopathic remedy can hold many months without needing to be repeated. I would only repeat a remedy if the symptoms that had improved after taking the remedy begin to relapse. After taking a remedy there is usually an initial reaction period that can last several weeks or months, depending upon how deeply rooted a symptom is. I allow this initial reaction period to unfold without any interference. At six to seven weeks after taking the remedy, I evaluate the response and make a base-line chart of the patient’s symptoms. I would then only repeat the remedy, if the symptoms that had improved on the base-line chart begin to relapse, as that is an indication that the remedy has gone full circle and has run its course, and it is now safe and advantageous to repeat.

-I stress the above point, because many people treat the fluctuations in the initial reaction period as indications that it is necessary to repeat the remedy. This is not accurate and slows down or interferes with the healing process.

-For acute ailments after administering the remedy, I observe the patient for 48 hours. In most cases there should be noticeable improvement within 24 hours. In other cases it can take longer. I do not repeat the remedy frequently during acutes, as many homeopaths do, because I have found that if the remedy is working and the person is feeling better, repeating the remedy can aggravate the situation unnecessarily. I find it very rare that a repetition of a remedy is needed during an acute illness. I would only repeat if the symptoms that had gotten better were definitely moving backward for quite a while.

-When a remedy is taken, the remedy will cycle through the patient’s repertoire of symptoms as it looks for what it needs to work on. It will find the most recently experienced symptoms first, and it will work on older symptoms later on. Generally, you will know that the remedy has located a symptom and is working on it, because you may experience a brief intensification in that symptom. That is a sign that the symptom is being worked on and that it will be better soon. Many people misinterpret this and regard the aggravation that occurs in the first few days or weeks after taking the remedy as a sign that the remedy is not working, and then change the remedy, or repeat it too soon. This is a very common mistake. When changes are taking place, whether you interpret them as good or bad, the rule is not to interfere, but watch and wait to see how things settle. Do not interfere during transitions.

Evaluating the Sensitivity Level of the Patient and Adjusting the Remedy Accordingly

-Following the advice of Samuel Hahnemann in the Organon of Mediine*, I always administer the remedy diluted in water. When given in water reactions are more gentle and aggravations are minimized.

The potency of the remedy used, the quantity of pellets used, the amount of water used to dilute the remedy in, the quantity of the liquid dilution that the patient drinks are all factors that the homeopath can adjust based on his or her intuition about the strength of the vital force of the patient, or the sensitivity level of the patient. The goal is to keep aggravations or reactions to a minimum while moving the healing forward in as gentle a manner as possible.

For a highly sensitive person, I would use a low potency remedy, choosing between a 6C, 12C or 30C potency or LM potency. I would use only one pellet, diluted in two, four or more ounces of water and give one teaspoon or more of the liquid to start with, as the patient gets accustomed to the remedy, and then reassess the quantity used when a repetition is needed.

For very strong people I would use a 30C potency, or possibly a 200C. I tend not to go to higher potencies unless the person has worked up to it over time. In this case I may dissolve 2 to 3 pellets of a 30C or 8 pellets of a 200C, as the 200C pellets tend to be much smaller than the 30C pellets from certain pharmacies in 4 ounce of water, and have the patient drink anywhere from a teaspoon to the entire amount, depending upon what I perceive to be their sensitivity.

-I have found that the quantity of the remedy taken can affect the duration of action of the remedy, but not always. For some people one teaspoon of the remedy can hold longer than a year, and for other people three to four ounces only holds a few months. In general, however, I have found that the quantity of the remedy consumed can affect duration of action of the remedy, and how soon a relapse occurs.

One Should Never Repeat the Remedy in Exactly the Same Form

-According to Samuel Hahnemann one should never repeat a homeopathic remedy in exactly the same form. He recommended altering the dose slightly when it is repeated. I accomplish this in several ways:

I vary the quantity of water used, so if I used 4 oz. of water to dilute the remedy for the first dose taken, I will use 6 oz. of water for the second dose, and 8 oz. for the third dose, 10 oz. for the fourth dose, and then I start over again at 4 oz.

I always succuss for the second and subsequent doses. I do not succuss for the first dose, unless I am using LM potencies. The way I succuss is that I dissolve the remedy in a glass jar or plastic bottle that seals tightly, and then I bang the jar against a book. Then I ask the patient to drink the amount that I feel would be appropriate for them, with the intention of keeping aggravations to a minimum. I ask them to swish the liquid in their mouth for 15 to 20 seconds before swallowing each spoon. I also recommend taking the remedy by olfaction, which would be to breathe over the solution for a minute.

In the past I used to use dry doses. What I found was that dry doses do tend to hold quite a bit longer than doses dissolved in water, but they can cause unnecessarily strong aggravations. When I switched to dosing in water, I have found that the remedies work much more gently, even if they need to be repeated sooner than they would with a dry dose.

-There are some patients who are very afraid of taking homeopathic remedies. One way I have found to help them get comfortable with the remedy and overcome the fear is to put the entire vial or a few pellets of the remedy in an envelope under their pillow for an hour or so, or even the whole night. In this manner they enter the energetic field of the remedy, without needing to ingest it. Once they feel the benefit of this, they are more likely to accept taking the remedy orally.

Sample Prescription

Here is a sample of a first prescription of a typical 30C strength remedy in a person with average sensitivity:

Instructions for Taking the First Dose of a New Remedy

1) Please dissolve 2 to 3 pellets of (Name of the remedy) in 4 oz. of water in a small cup. You can use a disposable cup if you wish.
2) Once the remedy has thoroughly dissolved in the water, please stir it well. It may take 15 minutes for the pellets to thoroughly dissolve.
3) Please drink 3 oz. of the liquid. Hold the liquid in your mouth for 15 or 20 seconds before swallowing each sip. You may drink regular water after that if you would like. Please do not eat an hour before or after taking the remedy.
4) In addition to taking the remedy orally, you can also take the dose by olfaction, which would be to breathe over the cup for one minute.
5) Please discard the remainder of the liquid on the ground outside, and clean or dispose of the cup carefully, so as not to expose anyone else in the household to the medicine.

The remedy will begin to cycle through your repertoire of symptoms while it looks for what it needs to work on. When it does so the symptoms may intensify for awhile before they get better. That intensification is a good thing, as it shows you that the remedy has located what it needs to work on and is addressing the symptoms. The cycling process can take weeks or months depending upon how deep rooted the symptoms are. It is normal for symptoms from the past to show up during the cycling process, but they should resolve on their own in a short time.

Here is a sample of a second prescription of a typical 30C strength remedy in a person with average sensitivity.

Instructions for Taking the Second Dose of Your Remedy

1) Please dissolve 2 to 3 pellets of (Name of your remedy) in 6 oz. of water in a glass jar or a small disposable water bottle container.
2) Please give the bottle 10 firm succussions. You do this by hitting the bottle or jar against a book.
3) Please drink 3, 4, or 5, oz of the liquid. You should hold the liquid in your mouth for 15 or 20 seconds before swallowing each spoon. Please do not eat an hour before or after taking the remedy.
4) In addition to taking the remedy orally, you can also take the dose by olfaction, which would be to breathe over the bottle for 1 minute.
5) Discard the remainder of the liquid on the ground outside, and clean or dispose of the bottle carefully, so as not to expose anyone else in the household to the medicine.

You may experience a time in the first weeks after taking the remedy when your symptoms might be up and down. This is the remedy cycling through your repertoire of symptoms and looking for what it needs to work on. Each time you take a remedy the cycling process gets easier, but I wanted to make you aware that this is a normal process after taking a remedy. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the initial reaction period.

I am sharing this information about homeopathic posology and how I dose with you, because there is a lot of confusion about this amongst homeopaths and the public. I have had many years of experience with homeopathy and I would love people to have positive, safe and gentle experiences with it. This is the way I have found to accomplish this goal.

In love and healing,

Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)


* There are many translations of this book and the titles are different. Here are a few translations on

This one is called the Organon of Medicine and combines the Boericke and Dudgeon translations.

A recent translation is Wenda Brewster O’Reilley’s translation called The Organon of the Medical Art.

There is another translation by Kunzli and others, also called the Organon of Medicine:




* There are many translations of this book and the titles are different. Here are a few translations on

Organon of Medicine translated by Dudgeon and Boericke

A recent translation is Wenda Brewster O’Reilley’s translation called  Organon of the Medical Art

There is another translation by Kunzli and others, also called Organon of Medicine by Kunzli et al.

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Welcome to the First Aid Creams Company

Welcome to the First Aid Creams Company where we sell seven homeopathic first aid creams:

Arnica Montana Cream

Calendula Officinalis Cream

Hypericum Calendula Cream

Hypericum Perforatum Cream

Ledum Palustre Cream

Ruta Graveolens Cream

Urtica Urens Cream

Travel Pack

Variety Sample Pack

Please see the Creams for Common Complaints section where you can research your complaints and find a cream that sounds like it can work for you.

You can read about the creams and watch colorful slide shows at the Learn About the Creams section. There is an article about the cream ingredients at the bottom of this section.

Please click the Buy Homeopathic Creams tab at the top or on the right side bar to purchase creams. You get discounts for purchasing the creams in bulk quantities.

Our goal has been to use the finest quality tinctures and herbal extracts on the market for our products, and to have the fewest possible ingredients in the cream base to keep it as pure as possible.

We welcome your testimonials and feed back on our creams. I wish you health and happiness.

Warm regards,

Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)