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Halloween Horrors Handled with Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

October 26th, 2014  |  17 Comments

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When Jessica was a girl, houses might be decorated with carved pumpkins or corn stalks. Nothing like the kind of embellishments of today.

Elaborate graveyard scenes. Frightening noises and music. Things that jump out at you. Today, some people go out of their way to try to scare others.

Jessica’s two boys, 13-year-old Nick and 8-year-old Jamey, nagged for days that they wanted to go to the big Haunted Hayride. Jessica had some nagging reservations, but the boys seemed assured that they could handle the “fun.”

(Sometimes our gut is smarter than our brain.)

It turned out to be far scarier than they all expected. She felt like she jumped a foot every time a new monster leaped out at them. Nick had a great time, reveling in every spooky moment. Jamey put up a brave front, but Jessica knew he was more scared than he let on, and she began to regret that she had brought him.

Sure enough, that night he had a nightmare of monstrous proportions. He was in a state of panic and rage. He woke up shrieking and terrified and it took him too long to recognize where he was.

And the night after that, another episode, followed by many others. During the day, he was easily startled and newly afraid of the dark. His play changed, too. His Lego guys were suddenly beheading each other, and eyes were being gorged out. Violence was plaguing him at every turn.

Fortunately, Jessica had studied enough homeopathy to know that as the healer in her home this too can be healed using homeopathy.

After paging through her notes she found what she was looking for.

Stramonium is the remedy for fear. Not fear of an upcoming event such as a school play or fear of leaving home, but a terror that originates from a dreadful fright. It is also an excellent remedy for rage and violence, such as violent play.

Jessica gave Jamey one dose of Stramonium 200 every three days for a few weeks, and what she witnessed was unexpected.

By the second dose, the nightmares disappeared, and Jessica was no longer compelled to sleep by Jamey’s side or keep a bright light on nearby.

But most interestingly, after a few weeks, the Lego guys began behaving in another way. They shot the bad guys and built walls against siege, but there were no more imaginary blood and body parts splattered all over the living room carpet.

The hoopla of Halloween can be great fun for some, but children can also be deeply frightened by some of the holiday’s spookier offerings. For those paralyzed by fear from Halloween events, scary costumes or frightening Halloween stories, Stramonium 200 can ease anxious restlessness and dread, fear of the dark and angst about monsters.

As with many acute conditions, as soon as improvement is seen, the remedy should be stopped.

Note: Do not assume that your child (or anyone for that matter) automatically needs this remedy just because he witnessed a scary event. It needs to be used astutely and only if symptoms present. This means there must be a notable behavioral shift that appears neurologically off and represents the event.

By the way, a shocking event can also include a behavioral shift subsequent to watching a movie or witnessing a real-life atrocity.

For children who handle the scariness of Halloween with ease but have problems brought on by overindulgence in candy and sweet desserts, whether at school or at a Halloween party, remember that Nux vomica 30 is one of the best solutions.

I like to use it every 6 hours for a day or so.

This remedy has a reputation for restoring calm and recovering from gastrointestinal effects. For digestive problems, including constipation and diarrhea, and irritability and other ghastly emotions from a “sugar high” or right after a “sugar crash,” Nux vomica 30 has been known to bring quick relief, cleanse emotional turmoil and help the child fall asleep without bad dreams.

With these two remedies at hand, you can take control (that’s the idea of homeopathy) of your holiday and make sure Halloween is wicked in every way except the indulgences.


Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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17 thoughts on “Halloween Horrors Handled with Homeopathy”

  1. Beth L. says:

    Excellent information, just in time for me to tell my daughter, whose children are young and sweet but are so excited about Halloween!

  2. Bob says:

    How about you don’t scare your kid half to death? What a horrible parent.

  3. Natalie Peterson says:

    Will Nux Vomica 200c work as well?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:


  4. MaryLou Sodano says:

    Where can I purchase these two products. And, what do you have that will help chronic insomnia?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Boiron or Amazon.
      Google my name and the word “insomnia”. Do this for all of your protocol questions.

  5. Beth says:

    Would Stramonium be appropriate 5-6 years after my child awoke from sedation during a medical procedure that induced horrifying fright & fight from her & ultimately resulted in her playing out the procedure with her dolls every day for the next 6 months & this many years later still having panic/anxiety with an MD/dental experience? Could Stramonium affect this issue so many years later by dealing with what was the original root problem? Thank you for your wonderful work!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You might want to read what I’ve written on the subject of antidoting titled “Stop It” on this blog.
      Having said this, it generally doesn’t matter how long ago a stimulating event occurred.

  6. Gemma says:

    Firstly Thank you for sharing your knowledge on
    Homeopathic remedies. Unfortunately I Was unable
    to open the SLEEP & STRESS BOIRON. Could you
    kindly re-send it so that I consider taking it
    for the restless nights of sleep that I am now
    experiencing. Thank you again and God Bless.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You can find it by going to their site or Amazon.

  7. Beth says:

    My 8yr child had a horrible stomach virus (voluminous vomiting & diarrhea, low grade temp (never above 100.2F), no eating, poor drinking) with symptoms lasting 7 days. I started w Arsenicum 30c as needed & did give her a dose of lycopodium 30 as this is her constitutional remedy. Eventually based on her vomiting immediately after drinking, cold nose, cold & blue feet, & chills I gave her veratrum album 30c ( twice/day x 2 days).

    After her symptoms have resolved, I have now learned that she has a recurring bad dream w a “voice” from the dream that seems to scare her throughout the night & day. During the stomach virus she was highly anxious & kept asking if she’d be ok & the night of her bad dream was completely horrified.

    Would you recommend trying Arsenicum 30c as she fit the key notes of waking hot, sweaty, & nauseated the last time this recurring dream woke her? Or would maybe trying Calc Carb be advisable? She used to have night terrors when 2-3yrs old but those have since resolved. Or could stramonium be a possibility?

    Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We don’t want to use medicine based on symptoms that are not important. If Waking hot, sweaty and nauseated is not the condition that you aim to correct, then don’t use those rubrics. Instead, use the symptoms that are trying; that is, night terrors.

  8. Kim says:

    What about fears of the dark before bed? No traumatic event or overindulgence.

    1. Erica says:

      Did you find a remedy?

  9. Melissa says:

    My daughter has a fear of germs which is causing a lot of anxiety in all aspects of her life. Can you please help. Thank you.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Have you checked my blog where I discuss anxiety?

  10. Alanna says:

    what about a kid with fear of blood? Loosing baby teeth causes so much fear due to the blood.

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