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Sepia for Mother’s Day!  This Time for Headaches

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

May 7th, 2016  |  72 Comments

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Headaches come in all shapes and sizes; just like people.

But there are certain headaches that are common enough that a protocol may be assigned rather easily.

Let me clarify that it’s important to know what kind of headache is at hand.

Why? 

Because if the pain emanates from the sinuses, the remedy is often either Sanguinaria 200, twice daily until very much better or Kali bichromium 30  (if it launches during a barometric pressure change), every 3 hours until it’s over.

Simple…right?

But when it comes to Sepia, it’s a good remedy for headaches, especially hormone headaches.
What’s a hormonal remedy?

One that has a component of female hormones associated with it.

For example, when headaches are predominantly around menses or ovulation….that’s a hormonal headache.

When headaches are as a result of (God forbid) synthetic birth control, those too, can be hormonal headaches.

After the birth of a baby.

Those that commence during menopause.

The only time I can think of when Sepia would not be used during hormonal times is for a young girl.

In other words, Sepia is generally for mothers and/or older women. Those whose hormones have been established, over used, synthetically suppressed or simply (excuse my colloquialism) Cooked. Pooped. Beat.

In fact, look for any headache that not only presents at these hormonal times, but those that commence at the time of hormonal shifts.

So this is how it’s done.

We use Sepia 200, every 3-7 days over a period of a couple of months. Choose every three days when the headaches are frequent and perhaps once weekly when they present less frequently.

Then I also like to employ the Banerji Protocol of Picric acid 200 mixed with Belladonna 3, every 3 hours.

This method is used “as needed” during the actual headache, while Sepia 200 every 3-7 days is to help uproot the propensity for this condition.

Headaches and hormones don’t belong in our busy lives.

And as usual, homeopathy is there to correct and uproot the condition from the hormones out, not suppress symptoms with an additional drug.

Oh God, I love this stuff.

Join me and celebrate Mother’s Day with hormonal balance and headache free.

Warmly,

Joette Calabrese
I have been where you are now. I’ve dieted, taken supplements, bio-identical hormones, essential oils, herbs – but nothing, nothing has ever come close to the reproducible, safe, and effective results I and my clients have achieved with homeopathy. To see the full syllabus for my Feminopathy course and read the testimonials of other women who have been helped by my Practical Homeopathy methods, click here.

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I 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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72 thoughts on “Sepia for Mother’s Day!  This Time for Headaches”

  1. Melissa says:

    Would Belladonna 4c be an advisable substitute if 3 potency is not available?

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

      I’ve never used that potency but in a pinch it certainly would be worth a try.

  2. Megan says:

    OH THANK YOU TNANK YOU THANK YOU. at my wits end and hurting so bad I can’t think to read. I end up taking what I call crap meds for headache still. just turned 46. moody moody moody 2 day periods. and headaches up to 4 days after. IM GETTING THIS STUFF I DONT ALREADY HAVE. was going to go to class blog to see if anyone had ideas I haven’t tried. and I so agree OH GOD I love you and the Homeopathy you lead me too!!!!

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

      WHat a great Mother’s Day gift to you. Pls let us all know how it worked out.

      1. Megan says:

        Started with Sepia 30c as I had that. changed to 200c as soon as it came. Hot flashes are gone. Monthly is about to start and I was cold yesterday like I always am. got to get Silica again. ran out. Plevic floor does not hurt. moods are by far better. so far no headache. see what happens after I have period. But I have all the stuff written here. so much better!

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

          No surprise, but happy to hear. Pls share this info with your friends.

  3. nicole plihal says:

    one or four of the sepia 200? I get headaches horrendous migraines at my menses or ovulation for a couple of days. THANK YOU

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

      The number of pills that = a dose is written on the side of the bottle.

  4. Melissa Pavese says:

    If I am using pulsatilla 30c EOD for dysmenorrhea issues could I use sepia 200 for mensteail migraines. Are sepia and pulsatilla inimicals?

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

      You ought to choose between one or the other. They’re not inimical per se, but if a woman presents as needing Sepia, she’s unlikely to be in need of Pulsatilla.

  5. Kathy says:

    What can you suggest for teens who get headaches during menses?

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

      I plan to write more extensively on headaches in the next few weeks.

      1. Kathy says:

        Thank you that is welcome news. A friend’s son who is only 14 suffers from chronic migraines and they have been to see several neurologists with no luck. I am going to make sure she reads this!!

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

          Sepia is not necessarily a good choice for a 14 yr old boy. I’ll be writing in the next few weeks about headache choices that may be more appropriate for a boy.

  6. Lisa says:

    I have sepia 30, would this help at all for this type of headache?

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

      ‘Never tried it.

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

      You may certainly use whatever potency you like, but the protocols I present include potencies.

  7. Amy Knowles says:

    I am very intrigued by Sepia as a menopausal woman with a child in each major stage of development (college, high school, middle school, Kindergarten). When I read about it in my book I feel very drawn to Sepia and that causes me to suspect that this is something I need to know more about. I would love it if you were to write another blog post about it, or even a series, covering the different facets and uses for this remedy. It seems to be useful for the acute, but also the chronic or rather as a great “constitutional.” I think I even read that this could be a useful remedy for men. Is that correct? Anything more you have to say about Sepia would be so appreciated! I am very new to all of this, and have only had my kit for a couple of weeks. I recently used Sepia 30c to help clear up rosacea-like itchy bumps on my face that I sensed had a lot to do with stress / anxiety. This experience has only increased my curiosity and desire to learn more about this remedy.

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

      Intellectual curiosity. Its a wonderful thing. I will certainly consider doing that and yes, it can be useful for men as well.

  8. Jackie says:

    Another question, Joette! If the individual is a young girl who’s headaches started with the beginning of her menses, the appropriate remedy would be Pulsatila 30 2D instead of Sepia? Along with the Picric Acid/ Belladonna. I know you have written about this, I just am having trouble finding it all laid out. I’m hoping to pass this on to a friend.

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

      It is laid out in my course, “Feminopathy”. Its certainly more likely to be Pulsatilla than Sepia, but you’d want to see a little more than just headaches to consider Pulsatilla. As for the Banerji Protocol of using Picric acid/Bell, it is one of the 1st choices for headaches.

      1. Jackie says:

        Thank you Joette! I will pass this along, as well as a few doses of Picric Acid/Bell to get her started.

  9. Lisa says:

    The protocol says sepia 200 every 3-7 days for two months, is this just one dose or several throughout the day?

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

      When a protocol calls for more than once daily, I include that info in my articles. Otherwise daily means once daily.

  10. Nicole Eplee says:

    Where do you find picric acid 200? Does it go by another name?

    1. Courtney Ingham says:

      Amazon. Picricum Acidum or the link we provide is in the article.

      1. Nicole Eplee says:

        The links don’t work on my phone. Thanks for the full name. When I searched picric acid nothing came up on Amazon. Picricum acidum worked, but few seem to sell it. The stores around me don’t carry this particular remedy. Is this safe to take when breastfeeding? I see it’s part of the survivalist kit. It’s not in my homeopathy books.

        1. Nicole says:

          the links aren’t working in this article. I’m on a laptop right now.

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

            Just Google the remedy and order directly.

  11. Emily L says:

    Hi Joette,

    I have been reading your blog for some time, and have found a love for homeopathy. Doing a bit of research for a friend, but I have been unable to locate any trustable information on this topic. Would you recommend Sepia or Sanguinaria to a woman who is pregnant? If so, is the protocol different because of the pregnancy? Would these remedies be safe while doing IVF treatments?

    Thank you!
    Emily

  12. Angela says:

    I have been taking Sepia 200 every 3 days for 48 days and have noticed an enormous improvement in my hormone headaches. I just recently got some Belladonna 3 and Picric Acid 200 for dealing with the headaches when they do come, and I am amazed at the effectiveness. The first dose of the two together takes it to a manageable level and then the 2nd dose after 3 hours helps it fade completely. I am so very grateful for this information! I am currently at the end of my vial of Sepia and am trying to decide if I should continue taking it. Is 48 days long enough or should I continue longer? My headaches are much improved, but I still get one occasionally. Is there any harm in waiting a bit and then starting up again if needed?

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

      There’s no harm in doing so, but its likely its not finished working. Turn others on to this information. Pls send them to this free blog.

  13. lynn says:

    I have just purchased Sepia in pillule form 30C. This was prior to reading this article. I am pretty clueless regarding the numbers. letters and dosage, so please excuse if this is a stupid question… If I took 6 or 7 of the 30C pillules, would this equate to 180/210 which I could then take every 3-7 days over a period of a couple of months as you advise above with 200 sepia? I am not specifically using it for headaches, more that I have a lot of the hormonal/personality issues I read Sepia can help with and though it was a good match for me. Thanks for any advice you can give.

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

      You may use whatever potency you like, but If you hope to enjoy the results to which I have become accustomed, its best to use the potency and frequency I suggest.

      Your calculations are not correct.

  14. winterskykim says:

    Hi Joette,
    Something new for me is these horrible headaches I have been getting. I was attributing them to weather and took the kali 30 for 3 doses and it rid it for me, I lately have been getting about 1 a week, how long did you have to keep taking the kali before they were just gone for good? I would take the kali again when I get a headache but it doesnt always get rid of it.. I am wondering if I should add sepia 200 c every three days ..I only have the pills tho not liquid. just wondering which route to go. I ordered a new bottle of kali cause I was afraid maybe y bottle got antidoted by my cell phone. becasue it hasnt been getting rid of my headaches lately. Thanks.

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

      I wouldn’t figure that the bottle is ruined by a cell phone. I’ve not had that happen in all the years of cell phone use. Its more likely that when a homeopathic doesn’t complete the work that another one needs to be considered. There are hundreds of homeopathic medicines for headaches. Sepia is one of the most commonly found to act.

      When liquid is not available, pills are often a good 2nd choice.

  15. Joana Rich says:

    Is Sepia 200 every 3-7 days and Picric Acid 200 mixed with Belladona 3 for hormonal headaches safe to use during pregnancy?

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

      Sepia is not a good idea to take without supervision during pregnancy.

  16. Joana Rich says:

    Would Picric Acid 200 mixed with Belladona 3 without Sepia provide some improvement?

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

      I always feel that a protocol is worth a try.

  17. Dhira Lalita says:

    Dear Joette, thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel so inspired by your work and the Banerji Protocols! Yet to try any of them (waiting for my remedies and kit to arrive). Exciting <3.

  18. Hugwee says:

    If on the day of taking Sepia 200, headache was also present, and had the Sepia 200 had been found to make a huge difference to alleviate the pain, is Sepia 200 not something that one could take symptomatically for headache outside of the 3-7 day schedule? (if the picric acid 200 + Belladonna 3C didn’t provide relief?)

  19. Carmen says:

    May I know if Sepia can also be used for headaches with nausea? I seem to always get nausea when I have my hormonal headaches.

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

      Sepia is great for headaches in general particularly related to hormone shifts. Other symptoms may or may not be as important if the hormonal aspect is present.

      1. Carmen says:

        Very helpful, thank you Joette.

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

          I hope you find relief.

  20. Rebecca Jones says:

    I was having horrible hormonal headaches. Started taking sepia 200 once a week. On the fourth week, I got a hormonal headache the day I took the remedy. Same thing on the fifth week. I stopped taking it for a few months and the hormonal headaches subsided but now they are back. Shoukd I start taking Sepia 200 again? I think it helped before but maybe I took it too long? Or should I spread the doses out? It seems like my body is very sensitive to homeopathy and after a month or so of taking a remedy for a chronic issue, I start having symptoms that the remedy is supposed to resolve

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

      What you’re describing is not sensitivity to homeopathy but rather an ill chosen remedy or one that was taken for too long. If it acted but stopped, its time to go to the next remedy specific to the headaches you experience after having taken it for that time. If it never helped, which is what it seems you’re saying, it was the wrong remedy from the start and it will indeed cause more of the same if taken too long. We have probably a hundred homeopathic medicines that are used for headaches but the symptoms and circumstances must be considered.

      1. Rebecca Jones says:

        Thanks for your reply. Since I’m certain they are hormonal headaches as they always accompany menses, do you have other suggestions of remedies that help for these types of headaches?

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

          Picric acid, Belladonna, Lachesis, Spigelia, Pulsatilla. To discern between them, symptoms must be used.

  21. Tasha Bouteller says:

    Hello! I am very new to this but I’m very interested and willing to try anything! I’m hoping to see improvements in my headaches with this protocol. I see that I’m going to have to order the picric acid directly as my Whole Foods store does not carry it. But also, on the belladonna 3 can I use belladonna 30c? That’s all they had, that or belladonna 6c so I wasn’t really sure! I don’t really know what the dosing is I apologize. Please advise if possible! I found you on the Thrive Summit and LOVED everything you had to say looking forward to using this on myself and my family! Thanks in advance (: Tasha

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

      You may use any potency you like but if you hope to get the results that I’m accustomed to witnessing, I urge folks to use the info. I provide.

  22. Tasha Bouteller says:

    I was actually able to find the belladonna 3 and the picric acid 200 on Amazon (: so I’ll be good to go when I get those! As far as the belladonna 30, can I use that for my headaches for now til the others get here?! Or is that too strong a dose? And its good to have on hand for fever right?! I can use it on my girls ages 5yrs and 11yrs?! Every 3/4 hours if they were to get fever? Thanks in advance! Trying to build up my stock of remedies mostly used, especially for my girls.

  23. Alicia Kunnmann says:

    Is Sepia 200 for 3-7 days for a period of several months and Banerji Protocol “as needed” to treat hormonal headaches safe while trying to conceive and during pregnancy?

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

      Homeopathy is relatively safe. That is if its used correctly it doesn’t burden with side effects. Having said this, Sepia should not be used during pregnancy unless working with a seasoned homeopath or if you have studied homeopathy.

  24. Alicia Kunnmann says:

    Never mind, just saw your post above. I was previously taking bio-identical progesterone after birth as I was having severe PPD symptoms. Thank the Lord that cleared up. I experience horomonal headaches right after my period. I have a very regular cycle but experience tail-end brown bleeding for a day or two. Maybe more on occasion. I was told this is a sign of low progesterone and was prescribed HCG in injections. Took it only during one cycle which improved my progesterone and estrogen levels but the emotions were worse and headaches remained. Plus I don’t feel 100% comfortable with this as it is just treating the symptoms not the cause. My husband and I just decided to start trying for a another sweet addition to our family. Was hoping to find something that may be more gentle during pregnancy. Do you have any suggestions for me. Very new to this but completely open. Just tired of modern medicine and all the side effects.

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

      I don’t give personal advice on this forum, but I do teach how to treat yourself for these sorts of conditions in my course, Feminopathy.

  25. Shakhnoza says:

    IS Picric acid 200 mixed with Belladonna 3 for any type of headaches?

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

      Its a good place to start, but its generally not for sinus or pain associated with neck strain.

  26. Laurie says:

    Joette, thank you for all this helpful information! I have Picric Acid 200 and Belladonna 3 in my Amazon cart, but then I saw this comment that it’s not generally a remedy for pain associated with neck strain. Is there a remedy you recommend for this type of headache? I’m going on the fourth day of a severe headache with neck and shoulder pain. I’ve tried Bryonia 200 and Belladonna 30x (separately) with no relief and am not sure what to try next. Thank you!

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

      You might want to look at my blog for joints and muscles conditions if the pain stems from that area.

    2. Melissa says:

      I have a neck injury and into leads to migraines for me. I have found that a combo of Symphytum 200c with ruta 6c and rhus tox 30c has almost completely cured my migraines and neck pain.

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

        You bet!
        As a heads up for those looking for specific answers…I don’t prescribe here. Instead, I direct folks to my other blogs that might answer their questions.

  27. Heather says:

    So yesterday I had a stomach bug – slept literally all day. Woke up this morning with a killer headache. Immediately looked up the remedy to be sure I was correct. Took my picricum acidum 200c/belladonna 3c and voila! My headache vanished – I mean disappeared in a matter of moments. I’m not even sure the pellets had completely dissolved yet. Now on to Rhus tox 30c for the backache from laying in bed all day, thanks to another gem of a remedy from Joette and the Banerji’s https://joettecalabrese.com/uncategorized/the-bevilacquas-and-their-backaches/

  28. Meghan says:

    Thank you so much for this guidance. Will the picricum+belladonna protocol take longer to act if the headache starts out mild? I’ve had hormonal headaches for 15 years, so I know when they’re coming on, but they can take 12 hours to ramp up to unbearable. I am using this whole protocol currently, and yesterday I began the P + C when my symptoms were quite mild, and they have remained mild but present after three more doses.

  29. Lisa says:

    I’m very grateful to you, Joette for this information. Something I’m having difficulty finding a protocol for is when a headache seems to be sinus related, but is also accompanied by tension in neck (high up toward the base of the skull.) It is the kind of tension that feels relief when rubbed/massaged. Sometimes it also crosses over into the shoulders/upper back region. Do you have blog about those kinds of headaches? Thank you.

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

      Look for one that addresses muscle and tendon pain. I’ve written a good deal on this subject.

  30. Ashley says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge Joette! Can’t wait to try these protocols for my debilitating hormonal headaches, just placed my order.

  31. Tasha says:

    Can the Sanguinaria, Kali bich and picric acid/belladonna protocols be used on men too? It’s just the sepia protocol that is specific for older women, correct? Thanks you!!

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

      They can all be used for men, even Sepia. It’s just that Sepia is most often used for women.

  32. Elizabeth Link says:

    Hi Joette! I know you have addressed pregnancy but I’m wondering if this protocol would be safe to try during breastfeeding? I breastfeed an eight month old and just ordered your 200c kit o try to uproot hormonal headaches. Thanks!

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

      I know of no restrictions for the use of Sepia during lactation.

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