Homeopathic Remedies: Summer Camp Kit
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Guest Post by Shelley Keneipp
Shelley Keneipp, author of The Parent’s Guide to Homeopathy: Safe, Natural Remedies for Children from Newborns through Teens, shares her “Summer Camp Kit” of homeopathic remedies to common summer injuries and illnesses. For more information on taking care of your children safely, gently, and effectively with homeopathy check out her upcoming book!
Homeopathic Remedies: Summer Camp Kit
There are ten common remedies that are useful for your homeopathic “Summer Camp Kit,” which are: Aconitum Napellus, Apis Mellifica, Arnica Montana, Bellis Perennis, Bryonia Alba, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Hypericum Perforatum, Ledum Palustre, Rhus Toxicondendron, and Ruta Graveolens. (These are the full Latin names, below are the abbreviated names.)
NOTE: Please seek professional help for: blows to the head, profuse bleeding, collar bone injury, or compromised breathing, or if you suspect the child has sunstroke, a dislocation, a fracture, or internal bleeding.
Your first assessment: Is the child in shock?
Give Aconite or Arnica then move on to the appropriate remedy.
For Aconitum shock – the child is fearful, inconsolable, anxious, and extremely reactive to pain with a look of terror in their eyes (deer in the headlights look).
For Arnica shock – the child is stunned, irritable when offered help, exhausted, uncooperative and says “I am fine.” They want to be left alone and not touched.
Dosage for shock: Give every 15 minutes until there is improvement.
Use 30C potencies.
One dose is 2 pellets.
Do not touch the pellets. Put 2 pellets in the cap of the remedy tube and transfer under the tongue of the child. Keep remedies away from all electronic equipment, especially cell phones.
The frequency of dose is as follows.
- Life threatening: every 5-15 minutes, i.e. your child has a wound with profuse bleeding.
- Onset is fast and furious: give every 15 minutes, i.e. your child got hit in the eye with a baseball.
- Onset is slower and less intense: give remedy 2-4 hours, i.e. your child has a sunburn.
- Onset is mild: give remedy every 4-6 hours, i.e. your child has a sprain.
- Onset is slow to heal: give remedy 2 to 3 times a day, i.e. your child has a muscle strain.
Stop repeating the remedy as soon as there is an improvement of symptoms. Repeat ONLY if there is a return of symptoms.
- Uses for Aconitum are: Shock, hyperventilation, after a trauma, faintness, or anxiety.
- Uses for Apis are: Sunburns, and bites or stings from ants, bees, fleas, hornets, mosquitos and wasps. The skin is puffy and sensitive with burning, hot, piercing and stinging pains.
- Uses for Arnica are: Shock, swelling, bruising, bleeding, and pain. For muscles that have been overworked. Give immediately so the lactic acid does not build up in the muscles, causing much soreness. For blows to the back, eyes, and head. Also for Charlie horse, fatigue to improve stamina, nose bleeds, dislocations, or overuse of voice from loud cheering. Give immediately if the child has had the wind knocked out of them.
- Uses for Bellis Perennis are: Severe swelling, bruising, and throbbing pain. This is a deeper For injury to soft tissues of the breasts, abdomen and pelvic area. Always give this immediately if there has been any trauma to the breast.
- Uses for Bryonia Alba are: Blows to the muscles with tearing and stitching pains. The child does not want to move. For heat exhaustion with a splitting headache and pain on moving the eyes. For stitches in the side from running, or injuries to ribs and knees. For sprains with redness around the joint.
- Uses for Gelsemium are: Heat exhaustion with droopy eyes, flushed face, drowsiness, cold extremities, and dry hot skin. Also for performance fear and anxiety, especially if the child is trembling. For fainting from fear.
- Uses for Hypericum are: Injuries to the tailbone, spine, eyes, head, lips, mouth, teeth, fingers and toes. Also for insect stings in nerves rich areas like fingers, toes, or lips. Pains are shooting and intense. Area affected is extremely tender and sensitive.
- Uses for Ledum are: Severe black eyes with much swelling, tenderness, a sensation of coldness and purple colored. For wounds to the palm of the hand or sole of the foot. For insect stings or any sprain that feels cold. For cramps in the calves from running.
- Uses for Rhus Tox are: Muscles injuries, sprains, or whiplash with stiffness on first movement, much inflammation, heat, and swelling. For poison oak or ivy with intense itching and redness with fluid-filled blisters.
- Uses for Ruta Grav are: Injuries to shin or collar bones, and sprains especially to wrists and ankles. Also for whiplash, torn tendons, and tennis elbow.
Further in-depth information of more than 150 conditions can be found in my book, The Parent’s Guide to Homeopathy: Safe, Natural Remedies for Children from Newborns through Teens.
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ABOUT SHELLEY KENEIPP
Shelley Keneipp, MH, DiHom, holds diplomas from The British Institute of Homeopathy, U.K., and the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies, U.K. She has practiced homeopathy for over 14 years and medical hypnosis for over 25 years. She is the founder of Homeopathy for the Child, serves on the Board of the California Homeopathic Medical Society, and is a member of the National Center for Homeopathy.