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It’s easy to get started using homeopathy at home. You don’t need to be an expert in anatomy, physiology, or pharmacology. You only need to be able to observe your and your family’s symptoms and any changes you might see in those symptoms.

By using the information on this site you can quickly learn enough about homeopathy to use it at home to care for yourself and your family to address minor illnesses and injuries that don’t necessarily need a doctor’s care. Check out the Getting Started with Homeopathy page to learn more.

Treating at Home

Below is a searchable database of common illnesses and injuries that can be quickly and easily treated with homeopathy at home. To search the database, simply type in the symptom, illness, or injury for which you'd like to find a remedy in the search box below.

We recommend supplementing this database with a book or two about treating homeopathy at home, such as:

  • Homeopathic Medicine At Home by Maesimund B. Panos MD, Jane Heimlich and Dr Robert Mendelsohn
  • The Family Guide to Homeopathy: Symptoms and Natural Solutions by Andrew Lockie
  • The Complete Homeopathy Handbook by Miranda Castro
  • Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines by Stephen Cummings and Dana Ullman
  • Easy Homeopathy by Edward Shalts, MD

These and many other books about homeopathy can be purchased online or at your local bookstore.

And remember, if you are experiencing a serious medical condition or a medical emergency, be sure to consult a professional homeopath.


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In general, the remedy you would give to a human for a particular medical issue is the same remedy you would give to a pet for a similar medical issue. You must simply observe your pet to determine the correct remedy to give. For example, you might notice that your sick dog, who usually prefers to sleep on the couch cushion, is lying on the cold tile floor in front of the door which is leaking a winter draft. You could conclude that the dog feels better from the moving air and might consider Pulsatilla. Or you might consider Acconite after noticing that your pet is coughing and sneezing in the evening after a long run outside in especially cold, windy weather.

Below is an abbreviated list of some of common pet medical concerns and remedies you might consider when treating them:

  • Aconite: scratched eye, especially from fights; beginning colds/coughs/fight after labor and delivery.
  • Arnica: injury; after labor and delivery; exhaustion during prolonged labor.
  • Arsenicum: vomiting/diarrhea/stomach upset; “cat flu”; a gastroenteritis.
  • Calcium phosphorica: epileptic seizures; fall on side, clamp jaws, foam at mouth.
  • Calendula: external treatment for wounds.
  • Ferrum phosphorica: bleeding wounds, after phosphorus.
  • Hepar sulphur: inflamed, infected wounds; ear canker, abscess in middle ear.
  • Ignatia: grief after owner’s death or absence; homesickness being left at kennel.
  • Phosphorus: bad chest cold; hoarse sore throat; fear of thunderstorms; cheerful temperament; bleeding wounds; any profuse bleeding.
  • Pulsatilla: after birthing to help empty uterus.
  • Ruta: joint stiffness.
  • Silica: infected wounds if Hepar sulphur has not helped; slow wound healing.
  • Veratrum album: stomach upset if Arsenicum has not helped.

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It happens to most parents: your child wakes up in the morning with one (or two) gooey, red eye - classic symptoms of conjunctivitis or “pink eye” - an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the thin membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball). 

Homeopathy has long been used to safely, gently, and successfully treat pink eye. Here are a few remedies to consider if your child wakes up in this state:

  • Apis mellifica: Puffy swelling of the eyelids. The eyes feel better from cold applications. Stinging, burning pain may be experienced, and the eyelids may stick together. A person who needs this remedy often feels irritable.
  • Argentum nitricum: With this remedy there can be swelling of the eyelids with yellowish or pus-like discharge as well as redness of the whites and inner corners of the eyes. The person’s eyes may be tired and achy, worse from light and warmth, and better from cold compresses and fresh air. 
  • Belladonna: Patients needing this remedy often have intense redness of the eyes, including bloodshot appearance to the whites. There may be throbbing pain or the eye may feel hot. Bright lights and even loud noises may increase the discomfort. The patient may also have a fever. Belladonna is useful when there has been a rapid onset of symptoms.
  • Euphrasia: This remedy is frequently called on when the patient has symptoms that center on the eyes. There is often a large quantity of tears that burn the eye and surrounding skin. At times a greenish or whitish discharge may form with a feeling as though a foreign object, such as sand, is in the eye. There can also be a profuse bland discharge from the nose.
  • Hepar sulphur: When this remedy is called for, the eyes feel sore or bruised, with inflammation and burning pain.  Yellow discharge can stick the eyelids shut, especially in the morning. Warm compresses and warmth in general, often make the patient feel better. The patient is often extremely sensitivity to cold - a chilly patient - and can also be sensitive to light and noise. Irritability can also be a feature of the case.
  • Mercurius solubilis: Patients needing this remedy often feel lousy and are sensitive to both heat and cold. Discharge is greenish-yellow and can irritate the lids and margins of the eyes. A person who needs this remedy often has very offensive breath and lots of salivation with thirst. There can also be eruptions around the eyes and on the lids of someone who needs this remedy.
  • Pulsatilla: This remedy is often called for when there is a great deal of thick, yellow, itchy discharge from the eye.  The discharge generally doesn't irritate the skin. The person needing this remedy can be needy as well as worse in a warm room. They are also often thirstless. Cool compresses applied to the eyes are often soothing. 
  • Sulphur: This remedy may be helpful for patients whose eyes are red with burning and itching. The whites of the eyes look red and bloodshot, and the tears feel hot. Symptoms are worse from heat.

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So you’re having a baby…congratulations! This is an exciting time as you prepare for the arrival of your new little one. Now more than ever, it’s essential to take good care of yourself: eat wholesome foods, drink enough water, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and see your doctor or midwife for check-ups. These measures will go a long way toward ensuring a healthy pregnancy and a happy baby.

But even the healthiest mom-to-be can develop a few annoying discomforts, like morning sickness, heartburn, or constipation. How can you find relief? You know its best to avoid most drugs because they may place your baby’s health at risk. Homeopathy can help you feel better and stay as healthy as possible.

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It is okay for the home prescriber to treat an acute post-traumatic reaction, but serious and/or chronic cases should be treated by a professional. Here are some of the most commonly-indicated homeopathic remedies for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Remember, there are many other remedies that might be chosen to help a patient with PTSD, so if one of the remedies below doesn’t fit the situation, do some more research or seek professional help.

  • Aconite: extreme fear, frequently accompanied by an unexplainable, vivid sense—even certainty—of imminent death, along with restlessness and agitation. The victim looks scared and has very small pupils. Most helpful during the first hours after a traumatic event (especially disasters), it might also be helpful many years later.
  • Arnica: for people who suffer from PTSD as a result of a terrible car or motorcycle accident. They may be morbidly afraid to ride a bike or drive a car.
  • Arsenicum album: victims are anxious, restless, and fidgety. They constantly call for help, need to be reassured, and crave company. They may become chilly and may feel much worse after midnight. They’re unable to sleep and may develop diarrhea from severe anxiety. They’re also thirsty for small amounts of cold drinks.
  • Stramonium: for people with nightmares (when a child wakes up terrified and remembers the dream) and night terrors (when a child wakes up morbidly frightened but doesn’t remember the dream). Some children develop violent behavior after a terrorizing experience. This violence seems to come in outbursts, without any apparent premeditation. They may become afraid of the dark, of dogs or other animals, and of water. Some children begin to stammer; others may exhibit various grimaces and twitches.

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