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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.

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The process of developing and cutting teeth is something we all go through. For many children that process can be painful and disruptive. Some children suffer with sleeplessness, some pain, others diarrhea, vomiting, fever and/or skin rashes. Homeopathy is a great tool for parents to use to alleviate the suffering of the littlest among us. 

Here are some of the remedies you can consider for your teething son or daughter:

  • Aconite:  When the child has much pain with restlessness and biting of fingers, sleeplessness, crying, fever and heat of the head
  • Belladonna: Much moaning. Awakens from sleep and looks frightened.  Staring eyes.  Face and eyes red with dilated pupils and hot head. Violent starting and jumping while sleeping and at other times.
  • Calcarea carbonica: The head perspires greatly during sleep – wetting the pillow far around. Stools can be hard and chalky. Child tends to be fair skinned and plump.
  • Chamomilla: The child starts and jumps in sleep. It is very cross and insists on being carried everywhere – and only carrying the child seems to relieve him or her. One cheek may be red and the other pale. Can have diarrhea that is watery, slimy and green.
  • Cina: The child rubs its nose a great deal and is restless in sleep. Can also be very hungry. If teeth have already cut through – they may grind these during sleep.
  • Coffea crudum: The child is very excitable and sleepless. It cries and laughs easily. Child can be in a state of exhaustion.
  • Magnesia carb: Green, frothy and foul smelling diarrhea during teething – diarrhea lasts a long time. 
  • Magnesia mur: Teeth are slow to cut through. Child may have distended abdomen and be constipated.  The stools are often large and crumble.
  • Mercurius solubilis: Copious salivation with slimy diarrhea or green stools with much straining on the toilet.
  • Podophyllum: Painful diarrhea with screaming; stools often green. Child can grind whatever teeth have already cut through.
  • Silicea: Weak children with profuse salivation. Frequent or almost continued grasping at gums. Fever towards evening and heat in the head. Often has feet that perspire profusely – the perspiration can have a strong odor. Also sweat from the head during sleep.

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A handful of remedies can help during the majority of common dental emergencies. These first aid remedies can help alleviate pain or discomfort, at least temporarily, until proper dental measures can be received. These remedies are not intended to replace good dental care.

  • Belladonna: take every 30 to 60 minutes when the toothache throbs and is worse from touch or motion (chewing).
  • Magnesia phosphoricum: when a toothache is worse from cold and better from warmth.
  • Coffea cruda: when the toothache is worse from heat and relieved by holding ice in the mouth.
  • Chamomilla: when the toothache is worse from any warmth, but not better from cold. The pain is intolerable and makes the patient peevish.

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Some people say toothaches are the worst pain ever. Why? A toothache is usually a sign of inflammation in the nerve root – the result of decay, tooth trauma, or gum disease. If you have a continuous toothache that prevents sleep, or a tooth that is very sensitive to heat, cold, or sweet things, see your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, try one of these remedies to ease the pain, but be sure to follow up with a dental exam:

  • Belladonna: helps throbbing pain that is worse from touch or motion (e.g. chewing) and worse at night. The mouth may be dry. The person may be irritable, excitable, and feverish with a flushed, hot face.
  • Chamomilla: helps the toothache that is worse from any warmth (whether taking warm food or drink in the mouth or upon entering a warm room) but not better with cold. The pain in unbearable, may radiate to the ears, and is worse at night. The person is irritable and oversensitive.
  • Coffea cruda: helps pain that is worse from heat and relieved by holding ice or cold water in the mouth. The person may be extremely excitable and hypersensitive.
  • Hepar sulph: can help with an abscessed tooth as well. The tooth is hypersensitive to touch, and the pain is worse from the least draft of air and worse from cold. The person is irritable.
  • Hypericum: can help in any condition where a nerve has been injured. Pains are excessive and sharp, shooting, tearing, or drawing. Tingling, burning, and numbness may also be present. This remedy can be used for pain and sensitivity after root canals or other procedures that impact the nerve or nerve tubules.
  • Magnedia phosphoric: helps pain that is worse from cold, better from warmth and warm fluids, and better from pressure; the shooting pains may feel like electric shocks.
  • Mercurius: may help a toothache from an abscess or decaying teeth. The pains are tearing, shooting, and often extending to the ears. They are worse at night and worse from eating or drinking anything hot or cold. The person may have bad breath or a metallic taste in the mouth with excessive salivation.
  • Plantago: can help a toothache that is hypersensitive to the lease touch, worse from cold air, and worse from both cold and warm drinks. The cheek may swell, the tooth may feel too long, and the person may have excessive salivation. Rubbing Plantago tincture directly on the affected tooth may also give relief.

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For many, traveling is a pleasant, albeit sometimes stressful, undertaking. For some, however, the thought of getting on an airplane or leaving familiar territory can cause feelings of anxiety or even outright terror.

  • Gelsemium:  This remedy is perhaps best-knownto home prescribers as a remedy for those suffering from the flu. But it is also very useful if you are experiencing anxiety from anticipation—specifically the type of anxiety where you have diarrhea, your mouth may feel numb, and you can't think because of a kind of mental numbness.
  • Argentum nitricum: While those needing Gelsemium will experience symptoms of mental prostration, the Argentum nitricum patient will be more tremulous and impulsive. The travel anxiety makes them want to walk for relief. People needing this remedy often crave sweets and have a strong fear of heights.
  • Aconite: When travel anxiety spills over into frank panic, Aconite often saves the day. The anguish is extreme—as if one is facing imminent death. The person is restless with extreme fear.

People afflicted with trigeminal neuralgia endure not just the excruciating pain of the illness but also the uncomfortable and sometimes intolerable side effects of the drugs given to try to stop their pain. But the drugs don’t always work, so beleaguered sufferers turn to surgery—which may or may not help. Homeopathy offers a safe alternative!

Homeopathy can help with both the chronic condition and acute flare-ups. Remedies used to treat acute flare-ups may also help the person’s chronic condition—that is, it will reduce their underlying chronic tendency toward having trigeminal neuralgia flare-ups in the first place. In other cases, a different remedy may be needed to treat the chronic tendency toward flare-ups; if so, this remedy would be given after the acute flare-up had passed and would be aimed at more than just the trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. (Note: For the treatment of chronic conditions, seek the expertise of a trained homeopath.)

The homeopathic remedies below are those used most often to relieve an acute flare-up of this painful condition.

  • Aconite: Pains appear suddenly and are worse on the left side. They are accompanied by ­restlessness and an anxious look on the face. Pains are intense and are accompanied by anguish. Pains may come on after exposure to or may be worsened by dry cold winds.
  • Arsenicum: Pains feel drawing or burning, as if from ­needles. They are ameliorated by warm applications and aggravated by cold air; they may be worse after midnight. The person is anxious, restless, and thirsty.
  • Belladonna: Pains are right-sided with a red face. Muscles of the face may twitch with pains, which are severe and intense. Pains are worse with drafts and motion, especially when chewing. Pains appear and disappear rapidly and may worsen at 3 p.m.
  • Bryonia: Pains are worse with the slightest motion, so the person cannot speak or eat. They are ameliorated by cold and pressure and lying on the painful side. The person has dry mouth and lips, and is likely very thirsty.
  • China: Pains are mostly left-sided. The skin on the face is sensitive to any light touch or draft, as well as to motion and can be worse with noise. Hard pressure ameliorates the pain. Attacks may come on at the same times every day.
  • Colocynthis: Pains feel tearing or ­stitching, mostly on the left side. Pains are better with ­pressure, rest, and warm ­applications. Location of pain may be worse around the eye. Attacks can be worse in evening around 10 p.m.
  • Magnesium phosphoric: Pains worse on the right side, worse if body gets cold or if area is exposed to cold, especially cold wind. Pain is better with warm applications and can be better with pressure. Pains come on like lightning.
  • Pulsatilla: Pains are worse on the right side, with a drawing or tearing sensation. They are worse from chewing, warmth, and lying on the painful side. The mouth feels dry, but the person does not drink. Pains are ameliorated by cold applications and open air.
  • Spigelia: Left-sided pains, worse from stooping or moving the head, from noise, during perspiration, from cold water and air, and from chewing. Lightning-like pains come on from morning until sunset. The person has a flushed red face on the affected side, and pains come on at certain times of day.
  • Verbascum: Left-sided pains with a pinching sensation as if parts were being crushed by tongs. Pains brought on by clenching teeth, change of temperature, pressure, open air, and motion. Pains involve the chin and lower jaw.

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