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  1. 1. Colds, Coughs, and the Flu Northfield Community Ed and Rec. Class Sujata Owens, Homeopathic Master Clinician January 24, 2011 Aah..ah..choo!
  2. 2. Evolutionary Changes <ul><li>We are living in one of the most exciting periods in human history! </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually every aspect of human life is undergoing radical conceptual change: science, politics, economics, ecology, theatre, music and… </li></ul><ul><li>..the field of medicine! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Whole Man View <ul><li>The objectified, materialistic view of the world is widening to include the energetic plane of existence. </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of the whole man is replacing previously fragmented view of the client as a diagnostic entity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Homeopathy <ul><li>200 year old scientific health care system. </li></ul><ul><li>Offers holistic experience of deep healing for your mental, emotional and physical complaints. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy is gentle, permanent and non-invasive experience. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Homeopathic Medicine <ul><li>Centuries of searching for a non-toxic and cost-effective alternative medicine has finally come to completion in the homeopathic system. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy is a systematic science which correctly applies the laws of nature to stimulate the healing energies of the human being. </li></ul>
  6. 6. An Era of Recalls <ul><li>FDA recalled many over-the-counter cold medicines for all pre-school children. </li></ul><ul><li>American Academy of Pediatrics state that oral cough and cold medicines don't work in young children, and pose significant health risks. </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotic treatment is ineffective for viral infections (except scarlet fever) and will only add to your stress load. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Helps all Stages of Illness <ul><li>Cold </li></ul><ul><li>Cough </li></ul><ul><li>Influenza </li></ul><ul><li>Ear Infection </li></ul><ul><li>Croup </li></ul><ul><li>Sore Throat </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma </li></ul><ul><li>RSV </li></ul><ul><li>Fever </li></ul><ul><li>Itchy Rashes </li></ul><ul><li>Swollen Glands </li></ul><ul><li>Pneumonia </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy is an effective treatment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Experience at VFC <ul><li>At Vital Force Consulting we observe quick recovery without complications with help of homeopathic remedy suitable to individual person’s state. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Which remedies will help? <ul><li>In general, it’s important to find the closest possible match between the person’s symptoms and the symptoms of the remedy. </li></ul><ul><li>With a flu epidemic, many people will have very similar symptoms so it is possible to identify key remedies. Your homeopathic practitioner will be the person to contact for this information and can guide you. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the remedy name, there will be a number and letter on the label, like 30X or 6c or 1M </li></ul><ul><li>For your home kits, 30c will be the most useful for beginners. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What are Homeopathic Remedies? <ul><li>Legally, homeopathic remedies are classified as FDA-approved drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Made from plants, animals and mineral substances, produced in FDA-inspected homeopathic pharmacies. </li></ul><ul><li>Available from your health practitioners and in health food stores, co-ops, supermarkets and online. </li></ul><ul><li>Remedy pills all look the same: simple white sugar tablets or round pellets. </li></ul><ul><li>Store out of reach of children, pets and away from direct sunlight, microwaves, computers, and strong smelling substances. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How can Homeopathy Help? <ul><li>Signs and symptoms of an illness manifest themselves because the body has been unable to restore balance from its inner resources and needs helps. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathic remedies stimulate body’s natural ability to heal itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Well selected and well-matching homeopathic remedy strengthen the immune system and help restore a state of balance and well-being </li></ul>
  12. 12. Homeo = similar pathos = suffering <ul><li>Homeopathic practitioners recommend one of the many remedies from its vast pharmacopoeia based on symptom similarity between your state and remedy state. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Aconite <ul><li>First stage of any childhood illness that starts suddenly and is accompanied by a high fever; a runny nose; a hard, dry, croupy cough; red, sore eyes and/or a sore throat. The onset might begin with exposure to cold North winds. Rashes burn and itch. Children are restless, anxious and fearful. They may even say they are scared of dying. They are generally thirsty for cold water; feel worse for warmth and at night; better for fresh air and for uncovering. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Antinmonium crudum <ul><li>Childhood illnesses are accompanied by a tickling cough and nausea. Children are sulky and extremely irritable, they do not want to be touched or examined, or even looked at. They have cracks at the corners of their mouth and/or nostrils. The tongue is white; as if it has been painted. They are drowsy, thirst less and worse in a hot room. These children are susceptible to corns, calluses and warts on their feet. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Apis mellifica <ul><li>The rash is slow to come out, when it does it itches and stings. Face and eyelids are puffy and red. Affected parts (rash, glands etc.) are puffy also and itch and sting. Children are extremely restless, anxious, and clingy and cry out in their sleep. They are generally thirst less; cannot bear the heat or pressure of any sort; they do not want to be touched. They have a high fever with scanty urine, and feel better for cold and cool bathing. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Belladona <ul><li>The violent illness starts suddenly and can be accompanied by bedwetting; a runny nose; a cough; sore throat; a throbbing headache and/or burning, dry, red eyes. The head is hot, the face red and the extremities feel cold. The pupils are dilated, and the tongue is red with white spots (like a strawberry). The rash is red, hot, dry, burning and very itchy. Children are restless and irritable, and delirious with a high, dry fever. With mumps the glands are hot and swollen and sensitive to touch. They are generally thirstless (although they may ask for lemonade); feel worse in the afternoon and cannot bear light, noise or pressure. They like rest and warmth. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Bryonia <ul><li>Illness is slow to develop; the rash is slow to appear or doesn’t come out fully. There is a hard, dry, painful cough which is worse for movement, and may be accompanied by a bursting, frontal headache. Children are irritable and want to be alone; they do not want to be disturbed or moved. They are generally thirsty for large quantities (gulp them) at infrequent intervals; and worse for heat; or movement of any sort. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Calcarea phosphoricum <ul><li>Children are weak and tired after a childhood illness. They are irritable, hard to please. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Colic. They look pale and anemic and can’t wake up in the mornings. Children grow too rapidly. Headaches, stomachaches in school aged children are common. They crave the salt of smoked meats, and &quot;fat bacon”. The bones become soft, thin and brittle. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Coccus cacti <ul><li>Whooping cough with a choking, racking, tickling cough. Coughing fits end in retching and coughing up copious mucous which hangs in strings. Generally worse for stuffy rooms and around midnight; better for fresh air. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Drosera rotundifolia <ul><li>Whooping cough (or for cough after measles) with severe, violent cough with vomiting and nosebleeds. Face may go blue with each coughing fit with violent paroxysms that follow one another so rapidly child cannot get breath; . Voice becomes hoarse. The cough is worse when lying down, after midnight, when talking or laughing; better for fresh air. Constant titillating cough beginning as soon as head touches pillow at night; especially in children. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Euphrasia <ul><li>Colds or coughs with very sore, swollen, burning, watery eyes which are sensitive to the light. Nose streams also but does not irritate. There may be a harsh, dry cough which is worse in the day and better when lying down& and a headache which is better once the rash appears. Keynote is when coryza or allergy is centered especially in the eyes. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Gelsemium <ul><li>Gradual onset with cold or flu-like symptoms that are accompanied by a great weariness and heaviness. The eyes are swollen and watery. Children are generally apathetic and thirstless and feverish with chills. They feel better after urinating. Dullness, dizziness and drowsiness are characteristic of someone needing this remedy. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Ipecac <ul><li>Rashes are slow to come out and there is constant nausea with a clear, red tongue which isn’t helped by vomiting. Cough with nausea which is dry and comes in fits which end in choking in gagging. Children are hard to please, generally thirstless and worse from heat. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Treatments for the flu <ul><li>Use homeopathic remedies </li></ul><ul><li>Support your immune system </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture your body and soul </li></ul><ul><li>Rest, rest and some more rest </li></ul>
  25. 25. Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919
  26. 26. Time to take action <ul><li>Call 911 with severe respiratory problems or fever over 103 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Urgent Care or the ER with severe vomiting and/or diarrhea which is causing dehydration. </li></ul><ul><li>Call your doctor if symptoms persist for more than 24 hours and sooner if symptoms are severe enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Call your homeopathic practitioner. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Aconite (Monkshood) <ul><li>A key remedy to consider when there is simple inflammatory congestion with severe inflammatory fever, whether or not accompanied or followed by violent shooting pains in the chest </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious, thinks she’s about to die </li></ul><ul><li>ACUTE onset, SUDDEN and VIOLENT : Especially after exposure to cold, dry wind or emotional shock or fright </li></ul><ul><li>Very restless, Cough is DRY, hoarse, frequent and suffocating </li></ul>
  28. 28. Arsenicum album <ul><li>Extremely restless yet weak and exhausted. </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious, fearful </li></ul><ul><li>Thirsty but drinks in sips, small quantities often </li></ul><ul><li>White expectoration </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea after eating or drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea on seeing/smelling food </li></ul><ul><li>Burning pains </li></ul><ul><li>Does not want to be left alone, yet cannot trust anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Very neat, upset by clutter </li></ul>
  29. 29. Baptisia <ul><li>Listless, exhausted and indifferent </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive smelling diarrhea </li></ul><ul><li>Feels bruised all over, parts rested upon feel sore and bruised (bed feels hard) </li></ul><ul><li>Marked gastro-intestinal symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Looks drowsy and drunk, dull red face, as though may fall asleep any time </li></ul><ul><li>High fever, Flu comes on suddenly. </li></ul><ul><li>Painless sore throats and offensiveness of all discharges </li></ul><ul><li>The body and limbs feel as if they are scattered </li></ul><ul><li>Stupefying headache, with confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Client smells bad </li></ul><ul><li>Delirium with strange sensations (as if there is somebody else in their bed) </li></ul><ul><li>Profuse sweating, intense thirst </li></ul>
  30. 30. Bryonia <ul><li>Bronchial and going down </li></ul><ul><li>Very grumpy, irritable, feels miserable with the flu, wants to lie still and be left alone </li></ul><ul><li>Headache, severe, throbbing, stitching pains. </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle aches and cough or stomach pain </li></ul><ul><li>Everything worse from even the slightest motion. Wants to lie still and be left alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth is usually dry, with thirst for large quantities of cold drinks infrequently </li></ul><ul><li>Slow onset </li></ul><ul><li>Pains (headache, body pains) better from pressure, lies on the painful part </li></ul><ul><li>Dryness everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Nose bleed </li></ul><ul><li>Pneumonia, especially of the right side </li></ul><ul><li>Pleurisy (pain on breathing and coughing) </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to go home. May be confused and not realize she is at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Talks of business, work. </li></ul><ul><li>Better: Pressure, rest </li></ul><ul><li>Worse: Any excitement, noise, touch, movement, bright light, from eating and coughing </li></ul>
  31. 31. Dulcamara—(Bittersweet) <ul><li>Eyes are red, throat is sore. </li></ul><ul><li>Cough hurts because of muscular soreness. Cough with expectoration of bright red blood. Oppression of the chest from excessive mucus, has to cough a long time to expel phlegm </li></ul><ul><li>Finds it difficult to talk </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive sweat </li></ul><ul><li>Brought on by damp, cold changes in the weather. The back and neck are stiff and the bones ache. Worse for sudden change of weather and from becoming chilled when hot. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Eupatorium perfoliatum <ul><li>Lots of soreness and aching of the entire body </li></ul><ul><li>Hoarseness and cough, with soreness of the larynx and upper respiratory tract </li></ul><ul><li>The cough is shattering , hurts head and chest </li></ul><ul><li>Holds the chest with hands during cough </li></ul><ul><li>Deep, bone breaking pains </li></ul><ul><li>Feels as if run over by a truck, with pain deep in the bones. </li></ul><ul><li>Bursting headache and sore eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Thirsty for ice cold water (opposite of Gelsemium) but may cause vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Chills running up and down the back. </li></ul><ul><li>High fever preceded by chills, especially from 7 – 9 am </li></ul><ul><li>Worse: Movement </li></ul>
  33. 33. Gelsemium <ul><li>Dull, dizzy, drowsy, apathetic </li></ul><ul><li>Low thirst </li></ul><ul><li>Constant chilliness, begins in hands and feet, runs up and down spine, sits near the heat </li></ul><ul><li>Weak, tired with intense aches and muscle soreness throughout the body </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate fever </li></ul><ul><li>Cough is hard and painful, paroxysms of sneezing with excoriating discharge </li></ul><ul><li>Feel as if run over by a truck </li></ul><ul><li>Slow onset </li></ul><ul><li>Sore throat </li></ul><ul><li>Bursting headache beginning in the neck, which may extend over the head to the eyes and forehead; relieved by copious urination. </li></ul><ul><li>Double vision often before or during the headache. Eyelids are heavy and droopy, can’t keep them open. </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue, heaviness and dullness –just want to lie in bed </li></ul><ul><li>The legs feel weak and shaky </li></ul><ul><li>Worse: Early morning and last thing at night, in the sun, exposure to tobacco smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Better: Urination, fresh air. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Ipecac <ul><li>Nausea pronounced with profuse saliva </li></ul><ul><li>Vomiting of large quantities white shiny mucous, no relief </li></ul><ul><li>Sleepy after vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>No thirst </li></ul><ul><li>Cough: dry spasmodic, constricted, asthmatic, rattling of mucous with inhalation </li></ul><ul><li>Violent painful breathing, with wheezing and anxiety about the stomach </li></ul><ul><li>Threatened suffocation from mucous </li></ul><ul><li>Pain in bones as if all torn to pieces </li></ul>
  35. 35. Nux vomica <ul><li>Great irritability, over sensitivity and impatience </li></ul><ul><li>Easily offended and angry </li></ul><ul><li>Very chilly. Chilliness on slightest movement, on slightest exposure to open air--shivering and chilliness for an hour </li></ul><ul><li>Dreads to go out into the open air, gets chilled by the slightest draft </li></ul><ul><li>Great coldness not relieved by heat, or bed coverings </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to be completely covered </li></ul><ul><li>Very sensitive to light, noise and odors </li></ul><ul><li>Shivering and chilliness immediately after drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Fastidious--wants everything just so </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse and fatigue from overwork </li></ul><ul><li>Brought on by overdoing (overeating, overwork, drinking, etc.) </li></ul>
  36. 36. Phosphorous <ul><li>Flu that quickly affects the lungs, especially the base of </li></ul><ul><li>the right lung </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of coughing and bleeding </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness following flu, this is the great post-influenza &quot;tonic“ </li></ul><ul><li>Bloody sputum, bright red. </li></ul><ul><li>Craves cold drinks, which may be vomited when they become warm in the stomach </li></ul><ul><li>Burning, pressure and constriction in the chest </li></ul><ul><li>Nose bleed, bright red. </li></ul><ul><li>Cough, worse talking and laughing </li></ul><ul><li>Worse: Lying on the left side, lying on the painful side cough). </li></ul>
  37. 37. Rhus toxicendron <ul><li>Severe aching in all the bones </li></ul><ul><li>Sneezing and coughing--cough is worse evenings, caused by a tickling behind the upper part of the sternum. </li></ul><ul><li>Useful in cases brought on by exposure to dampness </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of weakness and depression </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness especially at night </li></ul><ul><li>Stiff and restless, better with movement (worse on first starting to move, then better) </li></ul><ul><li>Red triangle on the tip of the tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Intense fever </li></ul><ul><li>Thirsty </li></ul><ul><li>Great prostration </li></ul><ul><li>Weeps without knowing why </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of poisoning--may refuse take medicine, thinks it is poison </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety and fear that are worse at night </li></ul>
  38. 38. Oscillococcinum <ul><li>Made from the heart and liver of a duck because ducks contain 80% of all flu viruses in their digestive tracts. </li></ul><ul><li>Most effective if used during the first 48 hours of the start of flu symptoms. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instructions and directions from the packet. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop when you notice improvement and repeat if symptoms come back. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not notice any improvement within 24-48 hours and sooner if severe symptoms, you may need to take action by calling your licensed physician. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Homeopathic prophylaxis <ul><li>Influenzinum 30C : </li></ul><ul><li>One popular protocol is to take one dose once a month through out flu season. Another is once a week for 4 weeks and then repeat one dose at the end of month through out flu season. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the hand outs from Vital Force Consulting for detailed instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutional Remedy helps immune system stay strong. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Using Homeopathy <ul><li>It is best to consult with a homeopathic practitioner and follow a protocol that best matches your symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to match the intensity and pace of symptoms with the remedy in order for the homeopathic remedy to help restore health most effectively, rapidly, and gently </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathic practitioners are trained to match the intensity of the remedy with the intensity of your symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>The benefits of individually matched homeopathic remedies far exceed over the counter or at home prescriptions </li></ul>
  41. 41. Home Management <ul><li>In general, use remedies of 30C potency every 3 to 6 hours for up to five doses. </li></ul><ul><li>If significant improvement doesn't occur after 24 hours, please call a homeopathic practitioner and your licensed physician. </li></ul><ul><li>If significant improvement occurs in first 24 hours, take an additional dose only if improved symptoms regress. </li></ul><ul><li>For severe or life threatening symptoms, call your licensed physician or go to the ER. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Flu Remedies Available from Vital Force Consulting <ul><li>Have key remedies on hand </li></ul><ul><li>The big kit contains 46 vials of 26 different remedies (some are in more than one potency)-- $125.00 </li></ul><ul><li>The small kit contains the 11 remedies covered in this presentation in 30c potency-- $50.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Individual 30c remedies are available -- $11.00 </li></ul>
  43. 43. Vital Force Consulting <ul><li>Sujata Owens, CCH, RS Hom (NA), Homeopathic Master Clinician, has been offering cost-effective, safe, and natural homeopathic approach for healthy mind and body for 23 years in Northfield, MN. </li></ul>
  44. 44. [email_address] <ul><li>108 E. Third Street Northfield, MN 55057 (Look for my sign above PanPan on Division Street) </li></ul>
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