Homeopathic Remedies for Travelling

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Are you looking forward to your summer holiday? Are you having visions of soaking up the sun, swimming, balmy nights? Yes, me too. However, I bet what you are not thinking about is jet-lag, sunburn, mosquito bites, treading on sea urchins, jelly-fish stings, or getting a tummy bug. Yet these are all too common. And while at worst they will involve no more than an expensive visit to the doctor and some discomfort, they will certainly reduce enjoyment of your holiday.

So I’d like to offer you some solutions from homeopathy, which are highly effective, fast-acting, and cost very little. You can buy them online, and self-prescribe, if you follow the guidelines below…

BEFORE YOUR HOLIDAY

One of the best ways to be healthy on holiday is to strengthen your system before you go, by eating well, sleeping well and planning ahead for your departure. High vitality means high resistance to illness. What’s more often the case is that the months of stress leading up to the holiday, is compounded by the final sprint to get our ducks in a row before we go. The result: An underlying exhaustion, which we feel the full force of as soon as we get the chance to relax, making us highly susceptible to infection.

HELP ON THE JOURNEY

Travel Sickness
Whether you suffer from car, boat or plane sickness, there is a great combination homeopathic remedy, that will help – Cocculus / Petroleum / Tabacaum 30c.  Take 1 pill every 10 – 60 minutes depending on the intensity of the symptoms. The more intense, the more frequent.

Jet-lag

No need to explain this one. Helios makes a combination remedy Arnica / Electricitas / Rad Brom 30c.  Put a couple of pills in a bottle of water once you have passed security, and sip regularly throughout the flight.

WHILE ON HOLIDAY

Diarrhoea & Vomiting
Though there are many homeopathic remedies for diarrhoea and vomiting, the number one is Arsenicum Album 30c. The clues that you need this remedy are that besides the diarrhea and/or vomiting, you will feel weak and chilly, and perhaps also a bit anxious.  If however, your symptoms are the result of over-indulgence with rich food and alcohol, then take Nux Vomica 30c: The hangover miracle cure!

Insect Bites & Jellyfish stings

 

Whether it’s a mosquito bite gone bad, a bee sting or some other insect bite – the number one homeopathic remedy for insect bites that become red, hot, swollen and itchy is Apis 30c – made from the honey bee. The two other main remedies are Urtica Urens and Ledum. Take in 30c. Apis and Urtica are also very good for jellyfish stings.

Sunburn, Sunstroke & Heat rash
This combination remedy is one that you will have to order especially. But it is well worth it. Not only is it great for taking the pain out of sunburn, and healing the effects of sunstroke or heat rash, but it is one that I also keep in my kitchen at home, as it’s good for any kind of minor skin burn or scald. It combines Belladonna, Cantharis, Sol and Urtica Urens in 30c potency. Ring Helios on 01892 537254 and they will put it together for you.

ADDITIONAL REMEDIES

Fear of Flying
If you are a nervous, or perhaps even a terrified flyer, then the homeopathic comibnation remedy called Triple A (Aconite / Argentum Nitricum / Arsenicum Album), from Helios Pharmacy, is for you in 30c or even 200c potency. You can start taking it the minute you start to feeling nervous – which may be the night before or even earlier. It will give you a good night’s sleep before you travel. Then once you are through security, put a couple of pills in a bottle of water, and sip regularly. ONLY take it when you feel the fear.

Holiday Constipation
Some people are plagued by constipation whenever they travel. If you are one of them, then the number one homeopathic remedy to take with you is Nux Vomica 30c. The signs that you need Nux Vomica are that you have the urge but always feel unfinished when you go, like there’s still more to come.  The other holiday constipation remedy is Lycopodium 30c. This is indicated if you have bloating, wind and despite a good appetite, seem to feel full after just a few mouthfuls of food.

Sinus Pain when Flying

Sinus pain when flying can be extremely painful. The number one remedy for this is Kali Muriaticum 30c. Take one pill before take-off and one before landing.

GUIDELINES FOR TAKING HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

  • I recommend the 30c potency for the situations described above
  • Take 1 pill at a time in a clean, dry mouth 10 minutes away from food or drink
  • Suck the pill, do not swallow it or take it with water
  • Alternatively, put 2 pills in a bottle of water, and sip. Each sip is a dose. Hold in mouth for a few seconds before swallowing.
  • The frequency of the dose increases the effect, NOT the number of pills you take at once
  • For very intense symptoms, you can take 1 pill / sip every 5 minutes. If less intense, once every 30-60 mins, according to need. But, STOP if no result after 5-6 doses.
  • Also STOP as soon as you see marked improvement and RESUME if symptoms relapse
  • NEVER TAKE REMEDIES IN ABSENCE OF SYMPTOMS
  • Go to your GP / A&E if you have any cause for concern

Where to buy homeopathic remedies

Bigger branches of Boots may stock some of these remedies, but certainly not all of them.
You can order online from: Helios Homoeopathy or Ainsworths.

Disclaimer
The information in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and anyone with serious concerns about their health should consult an appropriate healthcare professional.

Sarah Davison

Sarah became a homeopath after 20 years in the commercial world, in sales and then innovation consulting. She combines her qualifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psychology (Dip. Psych) and Coaching (Synectics & NLP), with homeopathy to provide an inside-out and outside-in approach to facilitating people’s health and wellbeing on all levels - physical, mental and emotional. She is Mum to a teenager, and loves to sing and paint in her spare time.

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