Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013

Arsen Alb in Homeopathic Dosage is considered by some homeopaths to be a prophylactic for the Flu.  See the book by Dr James H. Stephenson, M.D. ‘Helping Yourself With Homeopathic Remedies’.

Unfortunately, right now on the 5th August, 2015, there is a website block on B. Jain’s available booklist, and so I cannot ascertain the date of Dr Stephenson’s publication, since I do not have this book in my collection. I do hope that this block is not some sort of prohibitive action to stop us from accessing these valuable homeopathic books.

I have also discovered that the list of praciticing homeopaths, registered on the British Homeopathic Association website, through the Weleda link, is also not available.  ‘Page not found’ is the response. http://www.britishhomeopathic.org/what-is-homeopathy/treatment/find_practitioner/

Flu Vaccinations Do Not Always Work:  I do not believe in having vaccinations for flu.  They are risky, and they do not always work in preventing the disease for which they are intended to protect. I prefer to use Homeopathic Arsen Alb.

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A friend of mine, who lives in the same block of flats as me, had her flu injection a few weeks ago.  Three weeks afterwards, she got a ‘bad’ dose of flu.  The injection made no difference, and she succumbed to the flu anyway. I probably caught the flu from this friend who had been immunized, but never mind.  All good.

I believe that you are more likely to suffer cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, obesity, depression, and/or a range of other diseases if you are in the habit of getting immunized.

Another friend of mine, who lives in the same street, can never ever have any more flu injections, because of severe and life-threatening allergic reactions which the  flu vaccination caused.  Three or four years ago, she had one injection which caused no problems.  But the following year, just before holidaying in Australia, she had another flu vaccination which almost caused her death.  Apparently the vaccination components had been changed from the one she had had the previous year.  She not only developed the flu immediately after this inocculation, but intense allergic reactions which, by the time they got to Australia, eventuated in her being hospitalized there in an intensive care facility.  Their holiday was ruined, and so was her health, which she has had to build up very carefully since this vaccination disaster.

How Influenza Strengthens The Immune System.

I have just had a ‘good’ dose of the flu.

I welcome the flu each season, as it flushes out the system and kills off other organisms which might otherwise sap your energy.  The fever which comes with the flu is actually a very beneficial thing which helps your body to throw off all the toxins it has been harbouring.  The flu symptoms generally take away your appetite, which is another good thing in that you get to do a natural fast while you have the flu bug.  So more toxins which might encourage a cancerous condition, if they were left in your body, get expelled whilst you are experiencing the flu.

This attack of flu which I have just recovered from without antibiotics or flu injections, responded very well to homeopathic Arsen Alb.  I did not need to use anything else in order to recover quickly from this flu virus of May, 2013.  All I did was keep the doses of homeopathic arsen alb going,  and keep warm whilst fasting for a week or so, with only a little fruit or lemon drink to sustain me most days.

The first couple of days, the headache was chronic and almost unbearable.  During this time, I took around 5 drops of arsen alb as needed, which was sometimes every 15 minutes, or half-hourly.  As the headache and fever subsided, I reduced the dosage of Arsen Alb homeopathic remedy to three doses per day.  Then, after a week, to around two doses per day.  Then, after around 10 days, to one or two doses per day.

Homeopathic Arsen alb worked miracles for me.  Often, after the flu, I get bronchitis which can take some time to recover from.  This time, with just Arsen alb, I have recovered very quickly, and with very little bronchitis.  The Arsen alb. is still effective for curing those bouts of post-flu coughing which still come on occasionally.

I put down my quick recovery this time  not just to the homeopathic Arsen alb., but to the lovely little warm flat which I now live in.  A year ago I was living in a concrete basement flat which got no sun, and which was exposed to incessant winds off the sea.  My health whilst living in this concrete, sunless flat, was very poor.  I succumbed to the flu several times whilst living there, and never really got over the bronchial symptoms until I moved.

Alternatives To Vaccination For Flu:

Arsen Alb is a natural antibiotic and cleanser of the system.  It helps encourage elimination of toxins through the bowel, and helps cleanse the liver and other organs at the same time.  Of course, I cannot say how well it would work on some of those new and deadly strains of flu, but if it were me, I would be prepared to give homeopathic Arsen Alb a go, as well as some megadoses of Vitamin C, if I could get it.  After all, Vitamin C megadoses have proved effective in curing some cases of swine flu.

Remember to stop taking your chosen remedy once you have really started to improve.  Sometimes you can continue a treatment for too long, which can bring about a mimicking of some of the original symptoms.  Thuja follows well after Arsen Alb, and is  a good remedy to antidote Arsen Alb if you have continued taking Arsen Alb for longer than necessary.

Lives could be saved if, as well as Vitamin C treatment,  homeopathic medicine were at least given a try in some of these ‘incurable’ illnesses.  Let’s pray that the pharmaceutical companies loosen their strangulating hold on the medicine industry, and let Homeopaths prove the worth of their science.

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See some of Merrilyn’s other related posts:

No Antibiotics For H7N9 Bird Flu Virus 2013 Human Killer

Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu Case

Swine Flu: Intravenous Vitamin C

Vaccinated NZ Girl Dies From Meningococcal Disease 3rd September 2012

Useful Homeopathic Remedies For Measles

Unicef Gives Vitamin A For Measles In Syria

Curing The Incurable With Vitamin C




No Antibiotics For H7N9 Bird Flu Virus 2013 Human Killer

New Strains Of Influenza Are Threatening The Human Race.  Antibiotics and Immunizations are not working for some of these hybrid viruses.

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Homeopathic Medicine could work for this new strain of Bird Flu,the H7N9.  When modern antibiotics do not work, homeopathic medicine and vitamins should most definitely be used instead to help save people’s lives.

See Merrilyn’s posts on the use of homeopathic remedies for various illnesses: 

Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013

Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma


Vitamin C and Cancer

Swine Flu: Intravenous Vitamin C

Best Homeopathic Remedy For Whooping Cough And Croup

Of course, since I have not had Bird Flu myself, I have not tried Arsen alb or any other homeopathic remedy on the Bird Flu Virus, but Arsen alb could very well be effective.

Since Vitamin C has proved effective for the deadly Swine Flu and other life-threatening infections, I would be looking to use intravenous Vitamin C as well, if I contracted the Bird Flu Virus.

Over 100 people so far have fallen sick with the deadly H7N9 Bird Flu Virus.  Of these people, one third who have succumbed to the disease have died.

The medical profession would do well to explore the range of Homeopathic remedies, which are available for treating different kinds of influenza.   Appropriate Homeopathic treatment, along with Mega doses of Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, might have prevented these people from dying of the Bird Flu.

Remember that antibiotics did not work to cure swine flu either, but when megadoses of Vitamin C were given, taken intravenously, some people were saved from dying of Swine Flu.

This H7N9 virus is affecting people in parts of China, and others who have come in contact with the disease. Some travellers have caught the bird flu, after coming in contact with infected chickens.

If I had the disease, I would be powering into those 1000mg tablets of non-acidic Vitamin C, or heading for a clinic which could administer some megadoses of intravenous Vitamin C.

If I was taking 1000mg tablets, I would take one tablet each hour until an improvement was noted.  I would also take Vitamin A capsules to the tune of three times the recommended dose each day. I would take the megadoses of Vitamin A for up to three days only.

Depending on the specific symptoms, I would choose a Homeopathic remedy from one of the following, and change the remedy as needed, when the symptoms changed.

Note:  Each remedy has its own range of specific symptoms, so it is necessary to examine the symptoms for each remedy so that the most effective remedy can be used.  A homeopathic doctor should be sought in the case of a serious illness such as Bird Flu.

Homeopathic Remedies For Flu:


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Veratrum alb

Note about Iatrogenic Illness to Angus who commented on this post:  Read my post entitled:  ‘Medical Causes of Death’.

Accidents DO happen. We can never know just how many people suffer iatrogenic illness. But iatrogenic illnesses and deaths certainly do occur from time to time.

Only a year ago or so my cousin came back from Australia to have a cancerous portion of his bowel removed. Guess what? The surgeon removed the TOP part of his bowel, when it was the BOTTOM part of the bowel which should have been removed. The mistake was discovered just as he was waking up. So he was shot back into the operating theatre to have the bottom part removed. Too late to put back the good,top part of the bowel the surgeon had cut out.
This ‘accident’ was, like many, not reported as negligent practice. Many such-like mistakes go unrecorded, because people are too nice to complain.

My own daughter was initially made sick from aerial drops of 245T -same ingredients as Agent Orange which contains Dieldrin – We were intensively sprayed with 245T in a country area while I was pregnant. This caused chronic 245T poisoning which made us all very sick. It took several years for our health to recover after this spraying incident.

After my daughter was born, when her breathing was so bad, and she was so ill, doctors guessed she might have had cystic fibrosis, but this was never confirmed.

Anyhow, interesting to note that the actual CAUSE of her death was an overdose of Ventolin done by a young nurse at the hospital we were staying in. This caused heart failure and brain damage almost immediately after a whole test-tube full of ventolin was poured down her throat. I saw it happen. We eventually took her off life support after a month because there was no improvement. We had to let her die.

Interesting to note too, that I went to the doctor after the spraying, because my own health had suddenly become so bad, with asthma-like symptoms among other things. I wanted the doctor to note that the spraying had made me and my young son sick, so that our symptoms from 245T poisoning were recorded. My hopes were to get the stuff banned.
The doctor told me that there was nothing wrong with 245T – no record of it causing illness in humans – and that my illness was all in my imagination. What an ignorant doctor – the stuff was already banned overseas at that stage, but NZ was still manufacturing it.
This should give you some idea about the influence the chemical and pharmaceutical industries have on our society, how lies are told, and how rules are bent so that they can continue to profit where they can.

Lives could be saved if, as well as Vitamin C treatment,  homeopathic medicine were at least given a try in some of these ‘incurable’ illnesses.  Let’s pray that the pharmaceutical companies loosen their strangulating hold on the medicine industry, and let Homeopaths prove the worth of their science.

See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

No Antibiotics For H7N9 Bird Flu Virus 2013 Human Killer

Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma

Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013

Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu Case

Vaccinated NZ Girl Dies From Meningococcal Disease 3rd September 2012

Homeopathic Remedy And Herbs For Cholera


Scarlet Fever Outbreak in Hong Kong/Homeopathic Alternatives

Natural Treatments and Remedies For Scarlet Fever

Flu Vaccination Brought On Asthma And High Blood Pressure

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Homeopathy And Planting Lawn Flowers For The Bees

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This year I have not seen more than a couple of bees at a time in my small garden here at Morrinsville.  There are plenty of flowers there of which bees are very fond, but the bees just do not arrive in their numbers as they used to.

Well, we all know about those insecticides and herbicides which kill bees off.  If we want to protect our bees so that we still have them around to pollenate our food crops for us, then we all have to stop using toxic chemicals on our soil and plants.

It has been shown that the nicotinoid insecticides spell death to bees, causing the phenomenon known as ‘Bee Colony Collapse Disorder’.  Scientists who researched this project found that bees who were exposed to incredibly microscopic amounts of nicotinoid poisons, so small that the nicotinoids could not be detected in the samples they gave to bees, developed a virus which killed the whole hive off.  Whereas the bees which the scientists knew had not been exposed to these microscopic amounts of poisons did not succumb to the virus, and their hives lived.  See Merrilyn’s post entitled  Bees Colony Collapse Disorder from February 2011.

Thus is the power of Homeopathy.  For this is how Homeopathy works:  Microscopic amounts of the original material are used by diluting the mixture to the required strength.  Critics of Homeopathy, such as New Zealand’s doctor Shaun Holt, are adamant that homeopathy is a sham because ‘homeopathic remedies do not have anything in them’.  But scientists, in proving how poisons remain potent even when there is no trace left in a dilution,  causing the death of bees, have actually proved that the strange  phenomena of homeopathy exists.

In Homeopathy, as it works for people and animals, a dilution of the original material, whether it be a poison or a plant, or a mineral, is used to cure the same symptoms that the poison would induce if it was given undiluted to a healthy person.  We would not try taking any amount of the deadly Digitalis in its original form, as we would experience a racing heart, delusions, and probable death.  But if suddenly, without taking any Digitalis herb, you became sick with a racing heart, delusions, and feared death,  then chances are that Homeopathic Digitalis would fix that racing heart and take away the delusions and fear of death.  And homeopathic nicotinoids would probably be the very thing to reverse those symptoms which arose from being exposed to nicotinoid poisons, or to reverse the same effects. If the life of a bee were not so short, and their bodies not so fragile, it might be possible to reverse the effects of the poison by spraying their hives with an even stonger dilution of the toxin which made them sick.   (A stronger potion results each time it is diluted 1:10, or 1:100)

The other reason that bees are struggling to survive, apart from insecticides killing them off, is the fact that there are few flowering herbs and weeds left around on street verges and in the lawns which are planted about the place.  This means that bees are often short of food.  They are also short of the medicinal nutrients to be found in all flowers of herbs and weeds and fruiting plants.

Many valuable plants are disappearing from our gardens and from our grassed areas.  In the old days, one would see an abundance of pretty little flowers peeking out through the grass, especially if you left the grass to grow for a week or two after getting rain.  But people seem to want monocultures of pure grass these days, with none of these valuable medicinal plants and weeds showing their dear little heads.

We need to get planting those old-fashioned components of grass – Things like penny royal, red clover, plaintain, dandelion, prunella vulgaris which is a beautiful little purple flower, also known as ‘self-heal’, daisies, yarrow and chamomile.   These plants all grow well in a lawn and will provide nourishment for the bees as well as a feast for the eye of the beholder.  Every time you walk across your lawn you will smell the delicious fragrances of these herbs, which has an uplifting result in itself.

Plant plenty of borage, marigolds, lemon balm and fever few amongst your vege patch, and let the seeds self-sow in the corners of the garden.  Lemon balm and borage are especially loved by bees, but any of these little flowers will attract honey bees and bumble bees into your vege patch and orchard, which will help produce a good crop through their pollination work.  The bonus is that you will end up with medicinal plants at your finger-tips, to use when necessary, as well as keeping the bee population alive and well.

Instead of using those poisons to kill the weeds and insects, let the nature’s natural insecticides, the small weeds,  share your lawn with the grass.  Plant cottage garden plants around in your vegetable patch, and around the borders of the lawn, and let those beneficial weeds grow.

So throw those poisonous insecticides and herbicides away.  They are bad for the bees, bad for  your own health,  bad for the health of your children, and bad for the health of your pets.

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List Of Complementary Homeopathic Remedies And Sequences

What Sequence of Homeopathic Remedies Work Best?

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It is useful to know what homeopathic remedies work in harmony with each other. Some remedies complement each other, whilst other remedies may antidote the effect of a remedy already given.  Remember not to have drinks of coffee if you are using homeopathic remedies, since coffee is one of the main antidotes to homeopathy.  It is also best to avoid strong tea, garlic, alcohol, and strong spices whilst using the remedies.

Poisons such as fly spray, herbicides and other agricultural chemicals, should always be avoided by the person who is interested in protecting the health of the family. These poisons will also affect the efficacy of any  homeopathic remedies you may be taking.

Usually, we hope, just one remedy will work to cure most complaints.  I mainly used homeopathic Drosera for croup, or whooping cough, because my children responded well to this remedy.  Aconite usually cures ailments which come on suddenly after being chilled or getting wet, and Belladonna will usually fix those high temperatures when the child has red, flushed cheeks.

But sometimes, when complications have arisen, or in other unusual cases – such as treating a young pup who suddenly was stricken down with the Parvo virus after I had agreed to foster him until we found a home – it may be necessary to use a sequence of Homeopathic remedies to effect a final cure.  In this case, I had to use a combination of remedies in order to rid the animal of the deadly Parvo virus, which took some beating.  I kept feeding the poor wee thing with teaspoons of honey and water to keep it from being dehydrated.

Initial progress was made with Arsen alb, (or Mercurius) which  brought down the temperature.  This seemed not to be having any more good effect after a couple of days, so I followed with a day or two of Sulphur and Thuja, if I remember correctly.  Even then, the final solution was to give the pup a dose of castor oil, which had the effect of immediately cleaning out the bowel, and the grateful puppy suddenly, and surprisingly,  got up on its feet again, after having been at death’s door for several days.  Within a couple of weeks after its recovery, we found a wonderful home for this lucky wee chap.

Such was my lucky experience in using homeopathy for dogs.

Complementary Homeopathic Remedies:  The complementaries which have been found to be most effective for each given remedy are highlighted in the list which follows.  Of course, you would choose the complementary remedy which most replicates the symptoms of your patient.

List Of Complementary Homeopathic Remedies And Sequences:

This table is more or less a replica of that given by Harvey Farrington, M.D., who wrote ‘Homeopathy and Homeopathic Prescribing’.  I have added information into this as it turns up in other textbooks, or from my own experience.

ACONITE is followed well by Arnica;  Belladonna;  Bryonia;  Coffea;  Mill;  Phosphorous;  Spongia; and Sulphur.  It is related to Belladonna, Chamomilla, Coffea.

Dr John Renner used Aconite 3x and Bryonia 3x, given both together at the same time, every 30 minutes during  childbirth. He brought thousands of babies into the world using this combination. (Ullman 1988)

ACTEA SPICATA is complementary to Caul; Colo.; Sabi.; Stict.; Vio-o.  (Phatack, 1977)  Useful for swollen, painful joints, especially of wrist, fingers or ankles.  Old people sensitive to cold.  Change in weather often brings on symptoms.  Sometimes shortness of breath with cold weather.  A bluish tinge to the sight.

ADONIS VERNALIS:  Phatack says this is a great non-cumulative heart remedy, especially in cases where heart is weakened following rheumatism, influenze, nephritis, or due to fatty degeneration.  Can help regulate the pulse and strengthen muscles of the heart, help urine flow and improve conditions such as arrrhythmia, cardiac dropsy, hydrothorax, ascites, anasarca. Phatack claims it for ‘Compensatory hypertrophy of heart in cardiac stenosis and mitral regurgitation.’  His dose is 5-10 drops of the homeopathic tincture.  It is related to Bufo. and can be compared with Conval; Digitalis; Strop.

ALOES is followed well by Sulphur.  Aloes affects generalities, stomach, and is useful for surgery. Aloes is related to Lil-t; Pod.; Sepia; Sulphur (Dr. S.R. Phatak, 1977)

ALUMINA is followed well by Bryonia;  Ferr.m.  Alumina is complementary to Bryonia and related to both Bryonia and Plumbum.  Useful for female complaints, especially gynoecological.

ANT. CRUD. is followed well by Squill.

ANTIMON TART is followed well by Baryta carbonica;  Ipecacuanha.

APIS is followed well by Arnica;  Baryta carbonica;  Merc. cy;  Nat. mur;  Pulsatilla.

One popular commercial combination is Apis, Belladonna and Phytolacca.

Apis mellifica – Should not be given after Rhus tox.  Apis is complementary to Nat mur. (T.S. Iyer p.364)

ARGENTUM NITR. is followed well by Kali c;  Nat. mur.

ARNICA is followed well by Aconite;  Calc. carb; Natr. sulph;  Psor;  Rhus tox;  Sul. ac.

Some common and effective Arnica combinations are:

Arnica, Asafoetida, and Pulsatilla.

Aconite, Mercurius, and Arnica.

Arnica, Asafoetida, and Rhus Tox.

Arnica, Aconite,and  Rhus Tox.

Arnica, Mercurius, and Rhus Tox.

Arnica, Ipecac., and Aconite.

Pulsatilla, Arnica, and Lycopodium.



Arsenicum is a much used remedy.  It is followed well by Allium sativum;  Carbo veg;  Lachesis;  Natr. sul;  Phos.; Pulsatilla; Sulphur;  Thuja.

Harvey Farrington M.D. often uses Arsenicum followed by Belladonna.

Arsenicum alb. is also followed well by:  Nux vomica; Iodine; Rhus tox.; (skin diseases) Sulphur.  He lists as Complementaries to Arsen alb:  Carbo veg; Phosphorous; Thuja; Secale.

Arsen alb follows well AFTER:  Aconite; Agaricus; Arnica; Belladonna; Chamomilla; Chinea; Ipecac; Lachesis; Veratrum alb. (Farrington)

Arsen alb. antidotes:  Carbo veg; China; Ferrum met.; Graphites; Hepar sulph; Iodine; Ipecac; Nux vom; Mercurius; Phosphorous; Sambucus; Tabacum; Veratrum alb; Lead poisoning.

Arsen alb is antidoted by the following remedies: Camphor; China; Ferrum met; Graphites; Hepar sulph; Iodine; Ipece; Nux vom; Sambusux; Tabacum; Veratrum alb.

Arsen alb is used together in a commercial preparation with Gelsemium and Eupatorium Perf.  I find this combination very good for shingles and eczema when dairy milk is excluded from the diet.

ARUM TRI is follwed well by Nitric acid.

ASAFOETIDA is followed well by Causticum;  Pulsatilla.  The sequence of Asafoetida, China, Mercurius, and Pulsatilla is a recommended one.

Arnica can be followed by Asafoetida and then Rhus Tox.

One sequence which is frequently used is Asafoetida, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla.

Asafoetida will antidote some remedies, if given after them:  It antidotes Causticum, Camphor, China, Mercurius, Pulsatilla and Valerian.

BARYTA CARB is followed well by Antimon tart. It is useful to use either before or after Hepar sulph, Psorinum, Sulphur, and Tub.  Dr Adolph Von Lippe says that using Psorinum after Baryta carb can ‘eradicate the constitutional tendency to quinsy’.

BELLADONNA is followed well by Bor;  Calc. carb;  Hepar sulph;  Mercurius;  Nat. mur.

BRYONIA is followed well by Abro;  Alum;  Kali c;  Lycopodium;  Rhus tox.;  Sepia;  Sulphur.

Dr Adolph Von Lippe recommends Phytolacca to follow, if Bryonia and Rhus tox do not have effect.

CALCAREA CARB. is followed well by Bar. c;  Lycopodium;  Silica.

CALCAREA FLUOR. is followed well by Rhus tox.

CALCAREA PHOS. is followed well by Ruta;  Sulphur;  Zinc.

CANTHARIS is followed well by Apis.

CAPSICUM is followed well by Nat. mur.

CARBO AN. is followed well by Calc. phos.

CARBO VEG. is followed well by Arsen alb;  China;  Kali c.;  Lachesis;  Phosphorous.  Dr J. N. Singhal lists Kali carb and Drosera as complementary to Carbo veg.  He compares Carbo veg to Carboneum; Lycopodium; Veratrum album; Carbolic acid.

Singhal complements Carbo veg. with Kali carb. for chest troubles.  For haemorrhage and dysepsia, he complements Carbo veg. with China. 

Carbo veg. is commonly used for collapsed states and chronic conditions,  (Boericke)  in 30th potency or higher.  Dr Banerjee uses the 6th potency for chronic cases with wind in the upper part of stomach, or Lycopodium if wind is in the abdomen.  Dr Bhardwaj uses high potencies, eg C.M., for collapsed states.  Dr Singhal says that Carbo veg. can help save lives after severe illness such as typhoid, cholera, pneumonia, when the vital force is extremely low.

Carbo veg. for stomach complaints when Nux vom. fails to act, (Farrington),  for stopping internal bleeding, (followed by China), whooping cough, and asthmatic attacks in elderly, when there is much perspiration and heat, especially on forehead.  Note:  Veratrum alb. is another important remedy for near collapse, but with Veratrum album, the sweat is cold. Hoarseness often goes with Carbo veg..

CAUSTICUM – Potassium hydrate or Caustic potash.  Acts on nerves, muscles, bladder.  It is followed well by Carbo. veg; Graphites;  Lachesis;  Petros.;  Sepia;  Stan.;  Staph.  Related to Gel.; Kali-bi.; Pho.; Rhus tox.; Sepea. Dr Phatak recommends Causticum for retention of urine after an operation.  For children slow to walk and talk. Chewing difficult. Effects of lead poisoning. Anxious and sad.  Feels guilty as if responsible for some crime.  Negative outlook. Spoonerisms in speech, jumbling up order of words or letters.  Warts. Restless legs at night. Rheumatic pains, cramps in legs, taught tendons, stiff joints, weak ankles, difficulty walking.

CEANOTHUS: A great spleen remedy. Complementary to Nat. mur. and related to China.  For enlarged liver or spleen, and useful for leukemia.  Pain on left side under rib cage. Better for lying on right side.

CEPA is followed well by Phos.;  Pulsatilla;  Sarsaparilla;  Thuja.

CHAMOMILLA is followed well by Belladonna; Calc. carb.;  Mag. c.;  Sanic.

CHELIDONIUM is followed well by Lycopodium or Merc.d.; or follow Lycopodium with Chelidonium if the first does not work Related remedies:  Bryonia; Kali-bi.; Mercurius; Opium.  Chelidonium is a great liver remedy, acting more on the right side. Characteristic to Chelidonium is a yellow tinge to the complexion and upset stomach, which indicates liver malfunction, or jaundice.  Affects the right lower lung and right side of abdomen.  Right-sided pain. Better for lying on stomach. Feels anxious as if guilty of a crime.  Worse for change of weather, coughing, motion and at 4.pm and 4.am.

CHINA is follwed well by Arsen alb.;  Cal. p.;  Carbo veg.;  Ferr.;  Kali c.;

CINA is followed well by Calc. c.;  Drosera;  Sulphur.

COCCULUS is followed well by Petr.

COFFEA is followed well by Aconite.

COLCHICUM is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Spigelia.

COLOCYNTHUS is follwed well by Causticum;  Mercurius;  Staphisagria.

CONIUM is followed well by Phosphorous;  Silica.

CROTALUS HORRIDUS, a snake remedy. Like Lachesis, is a left-sided remedy which affects the nervous system and the heart, and shares many of the same symptoms, except it is worse for cold air.  Its complementary is Lycopus.

Related remedies to Crotalus are:  The Ophedia; Arsen alb.; Camphor; Carbo veg.; Lachesis; Laur.; Sul. ac.; Tarentula cub.

CUPRUM is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Calc. carb.;  Iodum.

DROSERA is followed well by Carbo. veg.;  Nux vomica;  Sulphur.

DULCAMARA is followed well by Alum.;  Baryta c.;  Nat. sulph.

EUPATORIUM PERF. is followed well by Nat mur and Sepia

FERRUM is followed well by Alumina;  Arsen alb.;  China;  Hamamelis.

FERRUM PHOS. is followed well by Nat. mur.

FLUORIC ACID is followed well by Silica.

GELSEMIUM is followed well by Arg. n.;  Sepia.

The combination of Gelsemium; Hydrastis; Calendula given 3x per day, 3 drops of each, was given for agricultural poisoning, Dieldrin, RoundUp, and other chemicals, by a Dr Gerald Gibb for a friend of mine. This treatment proved effective over time.

GLONOIN is followed well by Belladonna.

GRAPHITES is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Causticum;  Ferr. met.;  Hepar sulphuris;  Lycopodium;  Sulphur.

HAMAMELIS is followed well by Ferr. met.;  Fluoricum. acidum

HELLEBORUS is followed well by Zinc.

HEPAR SULPHURIS is followed well byIodum;  Silica.

IGNATIA is followed well by Nat. mur.;  Phos. acidum; Pulsatilla;  Sepia.

IODINE is followed well by Badiag.;  Lycopodium;  Silica.

IPECACUANHA is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Cuprum metallicum.

KALI BICHROMICUM is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Phophorous;  Psorinum.

KALI CARBONICUM is followed well by Arsenicum iodatum;  Carbo veg.;  Nitric acid;  Phosphorous.

KALI MUR is followed well by Calcarea sulphurica.

KALMIA is followed well by Benzoicum acidum;  Spigelia.

KREOSOTE is followed well by Sulphur.

LACHESIS is chiefly a left-sided remedy which is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Calcarea carbonicum;  Carbo veg.;  Hepar sulph;  Lycopodium;  Mitric acidum;  Phosphorous;  Zinc iodide.

Dr Farrington lists the related remedies of Lachesis as: Arsen alb.; Belladonna; Carbo veg.; Causticum; Conium; Hepar sulph.; Lycopodium; Mercurius; Nitric acid; Sepia; Tarent. cub.; Tarent. hisp.; Zinc; and the Ophidia.

Lycopodium, Phosphorous, Zinc and Iodine are particularly complementary to Lachesis.

LACTIC ACID is followed well by Psorinum.

LEDUM is followed well ty China;  Sepia.

LYCOPODIUM is followed well by Calcarea carbonica;  Iodum;  Kali c.;  Lachesis;  Phosphorous;  Pulsatilla Sulphur.

MAGNESIUM C is followed well by Chamomilla.

MARUM VERUM is followed well by Calcarea carbonica.

MERCURIUS is followed well by Aurum metallicum;  Badiag.;  Belladonna;  Hepar sulphuris;  Sepia;  Sulphur.

Mercurius also follows well after Belladonna; Hepar sulphuris; Lachesis or Sulphur, but should never be given after Silicea according to T.S. Iyer.

NAJA is not such a common remedy, but it has its uses.  It is related to Lachesis:  Both are snake remedies which affect the nervous system and the heart.  Naja, according to Harvey Farrington,  is often more useful than Lachesis for heart affections such as angina pectoris with pains going to shoulder and neck; for heart palpitations brought on by stress; frontal headaches accompanied by pains in spine and palpitations; myocarditis with stitching pains due to stress; uncomplicated cardiac hypertrophy in young people.

Naja’s related remedies:  Arsen alb.; Cactus; Carbo veg.; Camphor; Cimic.; Tab.; Lachesis; Laur.; the Ophidia.

NATRUM CARBONICA is followed well by  Sepia.

NATRUM MUR is followed well by Apis;  Arg. nit.;  Ignatia;  Sepia.

NATRUM SULPH. is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Thuja.

NITRIC ACID is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Arum t.;  Calad.;  Calc. carbonica;  ALycopodium;  Thuja.

NUX MOSCHATA is followed well by Calcarea carbonica;  Lycopodium.

NUX VOMICA is followed well by Bryonia;  Chamomilla;  Conium;  Kali carbonica;  Phosphorous;  Pulsatilla;  Sepia;  Sulphur.

OPIUM is followed well by Alumina;  Baryta carbonica;  Bryonia;  Phosphorous;  Plumbum.

PALLADIUM is followed well by Platina.

PETROLEUM is followed well by Sepia.

PHOSPHORIC ACID is followede well by China.

PHOSPHOROUS is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Calcarea carbonica;  Cepa;  Kali carbonica;  Lycopodium;  Sanguinaria canadensis;  Sepia;  Silica;  Sulphur.

PHYTOLACCA is complemented by Silica.  It is antidoted by Belladonna and Mezerium.  Mercurius is incompatible with Phytolacca.  Phytolacca is a great gland remedy, and is especially known for its action on the breast and its mammary glands.  Can be used for reducing breast lumps.  Its action is similar to Bryonia and Rhus tox:  Phytolacca will often produce a cure when these two remedies fail to act.

I have found that, in combination with non-acidic Vitamin C, 10,000 mg a day thereabouts, for as long as needed and dose depending on the severity of the condition, Phytolacca taken daily for three weeks at a time, then a break, combined with Bryonia and weekly dose of Arsen alb has cured the type of breast lump which occurs after exposure to toxic herbicides such as glyphosate in RoundUp.

PLUMBUM is followed well by Rhus toxicodendron.

PODOPHYLLUM is followed well by Calcarea carbonica;  Nat mur.;  Sulphur.

PSORINUM is followed well by Sepia;  Sulphur;  Tuberc.

PULSATILLA is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Bryonia;  Kali bich.;  Kali sulph.;  Lycopodium;  Sepia;  Silica;  Stannum;  Sulphur;  Sulph.  acid;  Zinc.

Harvey Farrington M.D. uses the combination Pulsatilla; Arnica; Lycopodium to good effect.

RHEUM is followed well by Magnesia carbonica.

RHUS TOXICODENDRON is followed well by Bryonia;  Calcarea carbonica;  Causticum;  Lycopodium;  Medorrhinum;  Phosphorous;  Phytolacca;  Pulsatilla;  Sulphur. 

RUTA is followed well by Calcarea phos.

SABADILLA is followed well by Sepia.

SABINA is followed well by Thuja.

SANGUINARIA is followed well by Antimon tart.;  Phosphorous.

SARSAPARILLA is followed well by Mercurius;  Sepia.

SECALE is followed well by Arsen alb.;  Thuja.

SEPIA is followed well by Nat. mur.;  Phosphorous;  Psorinum;  Pulsatilla;  Sulphur.

SILICA is followed well by Fluoricum acidum;  Hepar sulphuris;  Lycopodium;  Phosphorous;  Thuja.

SPIGELIA is followed well by Spongia.

SPONGIA is followed well by Hepar sulphuris 

SQUILLA is followed well by Antimonium crudum.

STANNUM is followed well by Pulsatilla.

STAPHYSAGRIA is followed well by Causticum;  Colocynthis.

SULPHUR is followed well by Aconite;  Aloe;  Arsenicum album; Badiaga;  Belladonna;  Calcarea carbonica;  Mercurius;  Pulsatilla;  Psorinum;  Pyrogen (also called Sepsin);  Rhus toxicodendron; Sepia;  Sulphuricum iodide.

Aloe and Psorinum are complementary to Sulphur, and can be used concurrently with Sulphur.

Iyer says to use Sulphur after Aconite – useful sometimes in cases of pneumonia or other acute disease.  Iyer also recommends the following sequences: Sulphur, Calcarea, Lycopodium, or Sulphur, Sarsparilla, Sepia.

SULPHURIC ACID is followed well by Pulsatilla.

THUJA is followed well by Mercurius;  Nat. mur;  Nitric acid;  Pulsatilla;  Sabina;  Silica;  Sulphur.

TUBERCULINUM is followed well by Calcarea carbonica;  Kali sulph.;  Sepia.

VERATRUM ALBUM is followed well by Arsenicum album;  Carbo veg.:  (Farrington)  These three remedies are the top three listed by Hahnemann for near collapse of the body’s functions, when diseases such as cholera, typhoid, asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia have weakened the body so much that death might seem imminent.  Veratrum album is called for when the vital organs are about to give up, with an overall  cold sweat.  Carbo veg. usually has a hot perspiration on the forehead, but rest of body may be cold and blue.  (Dr J.N. Singhal)

ZINCUM is followed well by Pulsatilla;  Sepia;  Sulphur.

Read also the post which follows this one, which gives a short list of antagonistic remedies:  “Homeopathic Remedies Which Do Not Mix Well”

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List Of Homeopathic Remedies For Ear Ache

How Homeopaths Cured Some Cancerous Tumours

Doctors Used Homeopathy To Cure Fibroid Tumours

List Of Homeopathy Remedies For Shingles Herpes Zoster

Useful Homeopathic Remedies For Measles

Vaccination Alternatives and Homeopathic Remedies For Scarlet Fever

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List Of Homeopathy Remedies For Shingles Herpes Zoster

Basic Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Shingles, also known as ‘Herpes Zoster’:  This post concentrates on the Homeopathic options available for the treating of Shingles.  More information on natural treatments for shingles may be gleaned from Merrilyn’s earlier post entitled: ‘Homeopathy For Shingles’.

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I believe that overuse of vaccinations and other medical drugs, plus the effect of toxic insecticides and herbicides and food additives, are the reason so many people get shingles at some stage of life.  It is usually under conditions of great stress that we succumb to shingles, but I think that the interference of vaccinations in our systems, and the other chemicals in our environment, are the things which set the stage for the return of the herpes zoster virus.

Dr John H. Clarke, M.D. in his Homeopathy book ‘The Prescriber’,  and W.A. Dewey in his ‘Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics’ each list several good remedies for treating skin diseases, including the shingles virus.  I have recently added Dr Iyer’s best recommendations to this list.

The virus which causes shingles is related to the chicken pox virus, and apparently, any of us can succumb to shingles later in life, after having had chicken pox as a child. So it might be a useful thing to learn of some homeopathic remedies for treating both chicken pox and shingles, just in case.

It is widely accepted amongst homeopathic practitioners, that Rhus. tox is one of the best remedies for shingles.  Rununculus is another recommended remedy.

A friend with long-standing symptoms of shingles, mainly on the shins,  found that homeopathic Rhus. tox taken three times a day for a week, reducing to twice a day for another week, and then a dose once a week, worked to cure the shingles.   She also applied colloidal silver to the affected skin, and used between 1000mg-2000mg calcium ascorbate vitamin c each day for around 2 weeks.

John H. Clarke states that Rhus tox 30 taken orally three times a day for three consecutive days will usually cure shingles when the disease has affected the scalp, and he also says that Rhus tox is useful for treating shingles in younger people.

John H. Clarke suggests that treatment for general Herpes Zoster – Shingles – begin with Variol. 6, 4h, which you would have to get a homeopathic chemist to make up for you.  He suggests that another remedy follow the Variol:  If you are a younger person below middle age, then you would use Rhus tox 3, 2h.   He recommends Mezerium 3, 2h. for older persons, and Arsen alb 3, 4h. for chronic cases.

When continual pain is experienced, you could try Homeopathic Pru. spi. 30, 3h, taken orally, which Dr Clarke recommends.  For external application over the afflicted area, Dr Clarke suggests a lotion of Cantharis 3x made up, 10 drops to the ounce.  This can be applied on clean linen.

An ointment of zinc oxide and castor oil can be useful, says Dr Clarke.  Zinc and castor oil ointments were commonly available until recently for the treatment of babies’ nappy rash. You might still be able to purchase this from a health shop.

Dr T.S. Iyer lists the following recommendations for either Herpes Zoster (shingles) or Herpes Circinatus (ringworm):

For ringworm, his champion remedy is  Sepia 200 given once a day at night, for three days.  Then leave off for four days, then repeat the sequence as necessary. This treatment can be followed by Rhus tox, given just once a day, three days apart (no dose for three days).  Repeat this sequence three times (over a period of twelve days altogether)  Then Sulphur could follow, if necessary, using the once a day dose, with no medicine taken for three days, then repeating until improvement is noted.

Use Nitric Acid or Graphites if there is extreme itchiness.

For Shingles, Iyer specifically recommends Aconite at the beginning of the condition appearing, marked by sore chest, fever, or headache.  When these symptoms have subsided, use Rhus tox, taken every four hours.

If nausea and vomiting are present, Iyer says to use Antimon tart, given every two hours as needed. Other remedies recommended by Dr Iyer for shingles, depending on the symptoms, are Arsen alb, Hepar sulph., Mercurius, Lycopodium, Sulphur or Sepia.

Dr Iyer uses several doses of Sulphur at the end of a treatment if symptoms have not entirely cleared up. He claims this almost always effects a cure.

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Vitamin C is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and acts as an antihistamine.  It helps the body detoxify, which is why it is such a valuable remedy to use in alternative cancer treatments.

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