What is one of the scariest words you can hear after an injury or surgery?
But that fear can disappear if you’re acquainted with the next medicine in my Emergency Remedy Series: Pyrogenium.
It works! I’ve used it myself; it is amazing. (I mean, all homeopathic medicines work when they’re used properly, but this one is just … at the risk of being repetitive … amazing.)
Whether sepsis of the skin, in the blood (septicemia) or even in or around the bone (osteomyelitis), an infection accompanied by a high fever that is not responding to other homeopathics or antibiotics is a call for Pyrogenium.
It’s generally used in a 200C, but a 30C would also work.
It’s especially useful after surgery if the surgical wound develops into sepsis.
Pyrogenium is magnificent for those in the military and, believe it or not, the military used to know about this! In fact, many of the medical doctors serving as medics during the Civil War were homeopaths, administering Pyrogenium (as well as other homeopathic remedies) to fallen young men on the battlefield.
Consider including it in a care package for your deployed loved ones.
Bone infections, suffered both in war and on the home front, all too often result in limbs lost to the orthopedic surgeon’s saw after prolonged antibiotic treatment fails. Pyrogenium, however, is one of the primary homeopathic medicines we think of for such infections — not the only one, but an important one.
Homeopathics do not depend on a rich blood supply for delivery, so they are well-suited for bone-based infections.
Pyrogenium is also a premier remedy for puerperal fever (infection arising after childbirth). Maternal sepsis still occurs in the developed world, but luckily is no longer occurring at the alarming epidemic rates of the early 1800s.
Let me switch gears for a moment because this is fascinating:
In the old days in a hospital setting, doctors would deliver babies moving from woman to woman to woman without washing their hands — even immediately after having worked on cadavers! It was for this reason that hospitals (especially teaching hospitals) carried dramatically higher mortality rates among new mothers.
What’s obvious to us now was not apparent then: without benefit of even the most rudimentary hand washing, the doctors would carry bacterial infection from corpse to patient to patient!
Midwives who birthed babies at home, on the other hand, knew better. The diminished mortality rates in their hands reflected it!
Because they assisted with only one birth at a time, one home at a time, they curtailed the spread of infection.
After studying the pronounced difference in mortality rates between doctors and midwives in Vienna, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis suggested doctors wash their hands between patients.
Can you believe the nerve of this radical upstart?!
Because at the time there was little scientific belief in microorganisms, the doctors poo-pooed his suggestions and ridiculed him right out of the medical community and into an insane asylum (where he quickly died, ironically enough, of septicemia).
It wasn’t until Dr. Louis Pasteur and Dr. Joseph Lister (think: Listerine) proved there was a scientific basis for hand washing, that these infections began to diminish.
Can you imagine? Something so incredibly simple to us was once considered ridiculous by the “learned” scientific minds of the day!
Sometimes the currently accepted opinions of the mainstream medical community can be short-sighted.
But I digress …
This week’s Emergency Remedy, Pyrogenium, should always be on-hand in any well-stocked first aid kit. We need confidence and peace of mind, especially in this age of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
We can protect our loved ones from scary infections and sepsis when armed with education and a little tube of Pyrogenium.
Pass on the good news of homeopathy!
P.S. Let me remind you that Mother’s Day is coming up in a week. (As if you’ve forgotten.) Speaking of being “armed with education,” my courses make for a unique — as well as beneficial — gift. Moms, perhaps print out the order form from a specific course you’ve been eyeing and leave it where your kids (or husband) can easily find it. There’s nothing wrong with a little well-placed hint now and then!
Dads, take a look at my course page, “Where Do I Go From Here?” It will guide you in picking the best course; the one most relevant to your family. Or, if you’re nervous about choosing, print out the page and wrap it up with a bow — an IOU of sorts. Allow Mom to make her own choice on Mother’s Day! Won’t that be fun for her? The gift of homeopathic education will be a treat for Mom and a huge health benefit for your whole family.
P.P.S. Here are the links to my entire Emergency Remedy Series for your convenience. Don’t forget: if you order from Boiron’s website, you can receive 20% off your order by using the coupon code: joette.
(And just so you know…I do not partake in any affiliate programs. I am not being compensated for sending you this information. It's for your convenience only.)
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