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Strong Enough for a Woman: The Ultimate Remedy for Us

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

May 1st, 2016  |  118 Comments

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Let’s commemorate one of the most invigorating remedies in our materia medica this week, as we look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day next Sunday.

I've deliberately chosen to focus on this remedy because it not only treats a number of female ailments but is particularly effective for treating mothers. What is this wonder medicine, you ask?


I consider Sepia to be one of the most valuable remedies for all women, though as I mentioned above, it is especially helpful for issues, both physical and emotional, pertaining to motherhood such as feeling overwhelmed or exhausted by the duties associated with caring for children.

Sepia has also earned a well-deserved reputation for successfully addressing various female issues throughout each stage of a woman’s life.

Let’s start with synthetic hormones; probably one of the most superfluous and dangerous drugs pushed on our gender.  One is the Depo-Provera shot, which results in side effects that the industry often sweeps under the carpet.

Learn here (https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/synthetic-hormones-manipulate-women-part-two/) how Sepia helped set one woman’s menstrual cycle back on track, and helped put to rest the sufferings that had plagued her for so long in the past.  

Sepia can also help a woman gently transition into menopause, without the use of bio-identical hormones. Sepia 200C will help with menses, fatigue and vaginal pain, as I explain here: (https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/estrogen-dominance-and-other-red-herrings/)

Then, there are vaginal yeast infections. Most women (of all ages) are familiar with this common overgrowth of the fungus, candida albicans, having experienced this nagging, uncomfortable and sometimes unbearably itchy condition at least once in their lifetime.

Yeast infections are common and can be the result of a number of things such as the use of antibiotics, vaginal exposure to certain bacteria, birth control pills, and even certain commercial soaps and scented feminine products, among others.

But fear not! Women who are prone to this reoccurring infection can turn to Sepia 30C, as I explain here in this blog: (https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/vaginal-yeast-gone-with-homeopathy/)

Please note, Sepia may be considered here, but for many, may not be the best choice. I offer others for your consideration. 

Sepia is an additionally powerful remedy for headaches, particularly those associated with hormonal disturbances. I'm forever grateful to the Banerjis for sharing their protocol of Sepia 200C for headaches with me, as I find that frequent or chronic headaches are often made very much better (and often eliminated entirely) when properly addressed and dosed with this medicine.

Here is a short summary of Sepia indications:

Mothers who feel overwhelmed by motherly duties.

Exhaustion in mothers.

Certain kinds of yeast infections.

Certain kinds of headaches.

Menstruation conditions.

Vaginal pain.

Loss of Libido. (Yes, even that too!)

Prolapsed uterus.

Ailments resulting from the use of synthetic hormones.

Transitioning into menopause.

Do you see what I mean?

No matter what stage of life you are in as a woman, Sepia has you covered. This is why it is so important every woman has this remedy tucked away in her home remedy kit and knows when it's appropriate to use. You never know when it will come in handy, but you'll certainly know how much you wish you had it when you need it.

Let's hear it for Sepia!


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.


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.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

We've provided links for your convenience but we do not receive any remuneration nor affiliation in payment from your purchase.

The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


118 thoughts on “Strong Enough for a Woman: The Ultimate Remedy for Us”

  1. Grace says:

    Is sepia all right for expecting mothers to use? I have heard conflicting statements about it.

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

      Potency, frequency and timing need to be tended to when using during pregnancy, hence its best to do so with the guidance of a seasoned homeopath.

  2. Jillian says:

    I’m wondering if it’s safe while breastfeeding. I’ve read it’s not recommended during pregnancy, but am curious about the safety while nursing. Thank you for all the information you give out! You can count ours as another family you’ve turned on to homeopathy this year!!!

    1. Christa says:

      Jillian, I’ve been using it for postpartum hormone balancing (this is baby #7) and it’s been great! I haven’t noticed any effects on my breastfed baby, and it has certainly helped balanced me. I’m just one mom, but thought I’d weigh in since I’ve used it successfully! 🙂

      1. Andrea says:

        Thank you for sharing! I’m looking to do the same: PP hormone balancing. I’m 5 months PP and my cycle has been trying to come back but it has been a painful on and off thing for the past few weeks. I don’t know if it’s coming or going and I match the sepia symptoms. I was curious – are you using 30C or 200C and how long are you using it for?

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

          Without taking your case, I couldn’t offer this kind of information regarding your condition. You might however, be interested in checking out my course, ” Feminopathy” where I give specific protocols depending on specific ailments related to women’s health. Your question is likely answered in this course.

  3. Therese says:

    Would Sepia also be helpful for a bladder prolapse?

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

      It is better suited to uterine prolapse.

      1. Shelley says:

        Would you please explain exactly what Sepia would do for a uterine prolapse? Could it actually cause it to stay up in place? My mother has suffered with this for a few years and is very scared to go in for surgery, etc. This would be worth a try. By the way, I’ve used Sepia in the past for menstrual cramps with great success!

        1. Thomas says:

          My wife found relief and repair through Mayan massage. Her uterus is back in place and she’s running a half marathon this month!

      2. Adrianna Cox says:

        Is there something else you would suggest for bladder prolapse? Thank you so much for your help, it’s truly appreciated.

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

          Are you saying you’ve used Sepia 200 over an extended period of time, there’s been no improvement so you’re looking for a 2nd protocol?

      3. Jessica Mabe says:

        Hi Joette,
        What is your recommendation for treating bladder and possible rectal prolapse? All I can find is Sepia or maybe Nux Vomica but I see here you say Sepia isn’t really for bladder prolapse. Thank you

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

          I don’t make recommendations on this forum. However, should you be interested in learning how to approach this condition including protocols and case management you may want to join my online course “Feminopathy”.This condition is covered fully.

  4. Eva says:

    Joette, you are absolutely the best. I enjoy very much your e-mails and information you share with your subscribers. I would add one more thing to the list, that Sepia helps with – abdominal obesity (flabby, pendulous abdomen) due to adrenal burn out. I think, that the reason, why it helps with so many things is, that it addresses adrenal stress, that so many women are exposed to on regular basis.

  5. Martha says:

    It has definitely helped me when I feel overwhelmed by my role as a mother. Very helpful during times of stress and feeling as though you don’t have enough to give to each family member let alone to yourself. Thank you for this timely blog.

    1. Kim Sandor says:

      Did you take the 200C once a day? And for how long? Feeling the same with trying to balance 3 kids, homeschool and a cop husband

  6. Stephanie says:

    When it says helpful in menopause transitioning, I wonder if it could help me. I am in the midst of peri menopause and just started irregular spotting, fluctuating periods, facial breakouts and emotional feelings to all the inconsistency. I have always been regular, suffered first day cramps and emotional pms and crabbiness that sepia 30 has always helped with. Do you think it can help with the new symptoms too? Thank you.

  7. Cheryl Bull says:

    As I am noticing changes in my cycle – entering menopause – should I take sepia 200c on a regular basis? Twice weekly?

  8. randwskinner says:

    I would like to know which reference books on homeopathy you recommend that we have to refer to.
    Thank you.

  9. Lydia says:

    What would be the best protocol for Sepia for feeling overwhemed by mothering? And what about for loss of libido? I’m wondering about the strength as well as the dosage. Thanks!

  10. Melissa says:

    Hi Joette! In your article here you referred to your gratefulness regarding the Banerji’s protocol of 200c Sepia for chronic hormonally-related headaches but did not specify dosage and frequency as you often do in such blog posts. Could you please reply on that? Thanks!! 😉

  11. Christine says:

    I took Joette’s Good Gut Bad Gut course and learned about the benefits of Sepia. The protocols that Joette taught have been life-changing for me! I took Sepia 200, one dose, once a week, for about 2 months. Additionally, I took other protocols, which she taught in her course, to address the migraines as they came on. I was determined not to take acetaminophen or naproxin to stop a migraine. I will admit that it was brutal to wait out the migraine and let the remedies act, but I am so glad I had the fortitude to do so. Just as Joette said, the migraines became less frequent and less intense. At the end of two months, I experienced this amazing release. It was incredible! After that, I experienced mild headaches for another month or so, but now 9 months later, I am free from them after 20 years of suffering! Praise God!

  12. Melissa says:

    Thank you for the encouraging words, Christine! Yes, praise God indeed!!! What a wonderful testimony!!!

  13. Nadine L says:

    I love your blogs. Great insight. I just wish it would be a bit clearer on which potency to use for what (200 vs 30). And for how long . And how often a day.

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

      If you follow the links, it gives you the specifics. Also, watch for this weekend’s blog with specifics for headaches.

      1. Melissa says:

        Fantastic, Joette!! Looking forward to it, thank you! 😉

  14. dsmeade1@verizon.net says:

    Hello Joette, I was so excited to learn about sepia. I’ve had several problems I hoped it would relieve. I have been taking Boiron Sepia 30 for 7 days 3x day. At first, it seemed to work. Several symptoms seemedto lessen, but after about the 4th day, they returned. I’m rather new to homeopathy and am not surewhat to do. I really want this to work, but don’t know which direction to take. Should I try a different potency or freqency or continue with what I’m doing and wait for it to work? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you!

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

      Why did you use 30?

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

      For a chronic condition, 7 days is often not enough time to allow the remedy to fully act. It usually takes about 6 -8 weeks. Then its time to assess. if a lower potency didn’t correct the problem then the higher one might be considered, depending on what remains.

  15. dsmeade1@verizon.net says:

    The conditions I wanted to treat, stress incontinence, insomnia, depression, didn’t have a specific protocollisted, so started with the lower potency.

  16. vicardwm says:

    Is there a certain “materia medica” you recommend? In general, do you have a blog of the homeopathic books you recommend?

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

      You might be interested in our forthcoming study groups or courses where I cover what ought to be purchased. THe reason I don’t offer specific book titles is because there is no way for me to know your present knowledge. But there are many on line references that are free for your daily use.

  17. Mya says:

    From another article that was on your site I thought ammonium carbonica was the remedy to use for menopause. Now I’m completely confused.

  18. Mya says:

    From another article written on your site I thought the best remedy for menopause was ammonium carbonica. Now I’m completely confused.

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

      There are many homeopathic medicines that can be used for this transition. The reason I teach each of these is so you can zero in on the one that fits best.

  19. Gaylene says:

    so as a woman ages and goes through menopause it is well known that women are more susceptible to memory loss and alzheimers because of the loss of estrodial. They recommend bioidentical hormones just for keeping the brain protected besides supplements. is there a homeopathic that can be taken to continue the production of estrodial for that protection or do you just take a homeopathic to address brain function? I have taken feminopathy and don’t see this is addressed in that class.

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

      I know “they” recommend bio-identical hormones but I disagree with them. I don’t believe they protect anything. The homeopathy I practice (and most who do) don’t use our medicine for the eventuality of something occurring based on a theory. Instead, we use our medicines to correct illness. My advise is to live a life free of silly pharmaceuticals touted as natural, eat wholesome and delicious food, love your family and do good work.

      1. Debbie says:

        I too would like a recommendation for brain function.

  20. Donna E Rust says:

    In my Materia Medica under Sepia, it says, for old, worn out women. I am 69, still working a very physical job and Sepia has given me a wonderful boost! Just want the older women to know it can help them too!

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

      If you read a materia medica as though it ought to include all aspects of the remedy in one person, you’ll never be able to make a medicine choice. It represents hundreds, if not thousands of people. You are wise to decipher.

    2. Tonya says:

      What has it helped you with if you don’t mind sharing?

  21. Brenda says:

    My daughter is having a most difficult time nursing her newborn baby. She and her baby have thrush. Her nipples are very sore and she has to skim her milk of skin that has come off while pumping. She isn’t producing a lot of milk because of the stress she’s under. She’s coming to me for advice. I want to help her succeed with this but I just don’t know what to tell her. There are so many remedy choices I’ve seen for her various symptoms I don’t know which one is best for her.

    1. Brenda says:

      All of that to say I wonder if Sepia would be the best to start with?

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

        Sepia is not really specific for thrush, although if there are other Sepia conditions, it might indeed fit nicely.

  22. Amanda Heinsman says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you have any information regarding dosage and frequency of dosage for a missed miscarriage. Trying to get my body to release the baby on its own to avoid a d&c and I read how beneficial sepia can be to help the process along and also to help the body heal. Thank you.

    1. Mama5 says:

      It would be nice to more info addressed about miscarriage as there’s little info available regarding what to use during….

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

        You’re right. I teach what others don’t but it takes a baseline of information to approach such an important subject. I cover this fully and in-depth in my online course, Feminopathy. ‘Crucial information for mothers and grandmothers.
        If you are a member of one of my study groups, Gateway to Homeopathy you may join in on a buy with others for a substantial discount of any of my courses.

  23. kim says:

    Hi Joette, I thought i was through with menopause after two years no menses ( I am 54) i did have some bleeding..mostly light and spotting.. since then nothing. I have had trouble with warmess, moody, tired, dryness, etc.. can sepia help me still. I noticed a started to spot again. can sepia regulate or fix that too, or is this not a good fit for me. any help i would appreciate. I did see my gyn last year, they did an endometrium biopsy becasue my lining as unusually thick but no cancer.. she wanted me to take progesterone to bring on a period to see if that corrected it, but thats about when i heard about you, and have been trying to fix issues I have.. any help I would appreciate. Thanks.Kim

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

      For questions that are more complex, such as yours I urge folks to consider learning more via my course “Feminopathy” or work closely with a homeopath.

  24. Sarah says:

    I’ve been help so much by sepia over the last 2 months. Old, very old, symptoms and sufferings I thought I’d have to deal with until menopause are melting away. I’m floored. I’ve had such little success with other forms of natural healing which have never even begun to touch my issues like sepia has.

    I’m 36 and have 4 children, a very full and busy life, and feel chronically overwhelmed. I’d say I found a very good remedy for me. It hasn’t fixed everything but it’s relieved a lot of stuff and my quality of life is certainly better. Just had to say this.

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

      Homeopathy is far beyond any other medicine on earth. ‘So happy to hear of your success.

  25. Melissa says:

    I’m 6 weeks postpartum…I have the understanding that most remedies are safe for any stage of life (no Apis or Ruta during pregnancy though, right?) so I’m wondering if Sepia 200 (“the hormone-balancing remedy”!) should be taken during lactation?? That prolactin is coming in pretty handy right now–don’t want to balance it out of myself, lol! I’d like to work on getting monthly headaches abated once and for all. They have already returned now that I’m no longer pregnant…grr!

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

      Sepia has a reputation for being an aid in postpartum situations such as headaches, depression, fatigue, etc.

  26. Melissa says:

    Thank you, Joette! 😉

  27. Pclin says:

    Can sepia 30 be used to treat depression & anxiety of stay at home mother?

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

      You may use whatever potency you like, but if you hope to see results such as those that I witness, the best way to do so it to use the same potency.

  28. winterskykim says:

    Hi Joette, I believe I read for a prolapsed uterus its sepia 200 every 3rd day, how long would it take to completey reverse this condition? In your experience. and what of the back pain and low pelvic floor pain what would be a good fit for that? arnicia ? or something more for cramps? thanks for any help. Kim

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

      I cover this rather thoroughly in my course Feminopathy.

  29. winterskykim says:

    hi Joette, I just had surgery today, to remove a polyp and thickened endometrium lining.. I am taking arnica 200 for pain and other benefits, but I have a little burning when i urinate, Nat phos sounds good but the only symptom i have for it is the burning.. so would that be the best choice.? Thank you, Kim

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

      I can’t tell you what to take on this forum, but if you read more on this blog regarding bladder pain or urinary tract infections you’ll likely find your answer.

  30. Michelle says:

    Hello Joette, my daughter is seven and complaining her vagina itches, a lot. Is this safe for her at this age? Do you recommend anything else for her? I’m also wondering if it’s an allergy. Thank so much.

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

      Without taking her case, it would be difficult to offer a schedule of medicines. Regarding your 1st question, homeopathy has a reputation for being used for pregnant women, newborns, nursing mothers, children, teens, adults, the elderly, pets, and livestock. I think I’ve covered it all. Homeopathy is for everyone.

  31. winterskykim says:

    what about when its an animal, a older dog that has to frequently go and most of the time only dribbles a little, she cant say if thees burning involved.. but i can tell urgency.. what would you reccommend?

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

      I don’t make recommendations on this forum, but if enough of the symptoms fit, we use the few that we have available.

  32. Carrie says:

    I am a nursing mom. I have been taking china 30 twice a day for fatigue (30 is what was in my kit I purchased before coming unemployed) I found it acted after a week. I took it for 4- 6 weeks taking 2 says off each week as I was afraid of overdoing it. However I needed help with my attitude toward my husband and 5 kids. I was angry all the time and short and frustrated. I read somewhere on a site to take sephia 30 three times and then wait a week and take again. I tried that and had a wonderful reaction for a month. I had such a live and compassion and admiration arise for my husband that I had not had since younger in our marriage. Should I try the same protocol again? It only lasted a few weeks to a month. I also stopped the China because my energy seemed greatly improved. However again the effects faded after a few weeks. I just don’t know how long to properly rake the sephia. The articles above do not address low libido and emotional despondent to family.

  33. Kate Wolfe says:

    I fit the sepia indications. I started taking Sepia 6, twice per day, and felt more relaxed and patient in the first few days. I continued taking it and my acne cleared up in just two weeks and has stayed clear for the past two months. I’m 45 and have been dealing with chronic acne since I was 13. Amazing!!! With such great results, I read everything here about using Sepia. I know I have very low progesterone, so I thought I’d see what results I could get with Sepia 200, three times per week, as I had bad results from bio-identical hormones years ago. After just one week of dosing, I started getting very painful muscle cramping in legs and then tingling cramping in arms. I stopped taking Sepia 200 and the cramping left. I let a week go by and tried one dose and then more cramping, so no more Sepia. My face is still clear of acne. Is it accurate to conclude that my body doesn’t need Sepia anymore? I sure do want to keep acne free — maybe Sepia rooted out my acne once and for all?!

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

      ‘Happy to hear of your success. The only way to know is to wait and see.

  34. Mary says:

    Would Sepia also be the choice for BV (bacterial vaginitis)? Have you written anything on BV? Wondering if there is a protocol for BV.

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

      I cover such infections in my course, Feminopathy.

  35. Lori says:

    Eva, I would love to her what potency and dose schedule you used for this! Thanks so much!

  36. Gertrude says:

    Would Sepia 200c once a week be a safe choice for a mother who is expecting her 10th baby in 12 years? She homeschools her children and sepia has helped her in the past with post partum depression and feeling overwhelmed. The pregnancy itself is overwhelming with so many other little ones to care for, as well.

  37. Jasmine says:

    Would sepia also b the choice for Ureaplasma parvum.. plz help

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

      Its generally not used for infections.

  38. Jasmine says:

    I am suffering from Ureaplasma parvum which homeopathy medicine can I take..

  39. arpita garg says:

    I m suffering from obesity… Having two kids
    ..1and. 4 years…
    Please help me out

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

      I don’t take personal cases on this forum.

  40. Alana says:

    Joette, for a prolapsed uterus would it make sense to use Ruta grav along with the Sepia 200?

    I’m looking forward to starting Gateway II soon with our local Gateway I group; and hoping that we can schedule a live “sit-down” with you. 🙂

  41. julia says:

    I just read Christine’s reply above. I am her who she was and I want my outcome to be her too! I am going to win this battle with headaches/migraines I’ve had for 20 years thru the use of homeopathy. Looks like Sepia is my go to. Done with suppressing with triptan medication. I’m starting the gateway 1 program, and can’t wait to do the Gut course too.

  42. Shakhnoza says:

    Would Sepia be helpful for the birth control pills withdrawal symptoms?

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

      When hormones have been disrupted (or worse yet, manipulated), Sepia has been used by homeopaths the world over to the rescue.

      1. Melanie says:

        My daughter has finally had enough with the birth control and I’ve convinced her to stop!! She’s started on sepia 200, and will take it every three days. Is it still protocol to stop taking it during menses? Her poor hormones and emotions are so messed up. She hasn’t been the same since starting birth control, I hope to finally get my happy girl back. I also have her taking aurum met for her depression, and aconite for the anxiety.

  43. Lexa says:

    Hi, so my mother in law had had a hysterectomy a few months ago and I now having trouble with her estrogens levels and having hot flashes and panic attacks and a naturalish doctor has her on natural estrogen that has stopped helping pretty much. And I’ve tried to explain to her that sepia would probably help her body do what it’s supposed to and she wouldn’t have to be dependent on this estrogen stuff for the rest of her life or atleast until she actually starts metapause. What are your thoughts after a hysterectomy and the beginning of emotional stuff that comes with that?

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

      For women who suffer from the menopausal transition and particularly those who have had a hysterectomy, homeopathy is a method of great repute.
      The value is not just that homeopathy makes the correction but there are no long term side effects from its use. We can’t say the same for pharmaceutical mimics.
      Should you be interested in learning more about how to work with such conditions, I cover this subject in great detail in my course “Feminopathy”.

  44. Lexa says:

    Wouldnt Sepia 200 work just as good on a man? Or is there something else you think would work better for a overworked, emotional(angry, irritable, snappy) man?

    1. Tonya says:

      I started one dose once a week this will be my third dose on Saturday! I am calmer not having the out of control anxiety, my sleep seems to be improving no hot flashes or sweats either! I will continue for 3 more weeks and stop and access it to see if it has fixed my imbalance! I was told by an integritive med dr I needed bioidentical hormones which I am afraid of and I have never took birth control either but at 51 I can tell my hormones are out of whack!

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

        Nice job.

        1. Tonya says:

          Hoping once a week is enough

  45. Heather says:

    Learning about Sepia from Joette’s site has been life changing. I have been using Sepia 200 for a couple months for a range of peri menopause symptoms. I was extremely irritable, especially during menses. After just a few doses, every three days, I felt like a cloud had been lifted off of me. The first menses after starting the Sepia, the very day spotting started I felt mama bear come back out. I was back to my irritated old self. I spotted and bled for 12 days-longest stretch ever. As soon as I was done, I resumed the Sepia and felt peaceful again. I’m now in my second menses and the irritation has not been present. Having another bizarre menses, though, as far as spotting and bleeding. I can’t remember where I read it, but read that Sepia should be stopped during menses, so that’s what I have been doing. Is this correct, or should I continue to take it all month?

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

      I urge you to strongly consider taking my course that I’m presently re-launching titled Feminopathy. It is in taking these courses that the nuances and path are disclosed. There’s too much information on what to do for how long etc. to teach on a simple blog.

      Having said this, I don’t always follow my own rules on abstinence from Sepia during menses.

  46. Stephanie says:

    Hi Joette, As I’m reading these comments I’m noticing that sepia needs to be stopped during menses. I am 42 and have had a hysterectomy and only have one ovary left. So I don’t have periods anymore although the one ovary is still working. How do I know when to use sepia? And is Sepia the only remedy for weight gain around the middle during menopause or peri menopause or whatever I am in?

  47. Lmd says:

    Hello, I recently took 4 days of Sepia for sleep, fatigue, and lightheadedness. I am on continuous birth control which one dose of sepia a few months ago helped stop spotting. However, this most recent time I took it, I have had an increase in period symptoms (even though still on birth control) including GI cramps, irritation, loose stools/diarrhea, spotting, and increase in fatigue and lightheadedness which I used to get very severely during my periods. I was wondering if you think sepia could have caused the imbalance in my hormones and if you have any recommendations on how to get back to symptom free? Period symptoms started almost immediately after taking sepia and have worsened over the past couple weeks.

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

      When we observe a medicine, any kind for that matter, that causes a condition, it ought to be halted.
      You aren’t asking my opinion about the BC pills but I’m going to offer it anyway.

      Let me put it to you this way: If I made one big, whopping mistake in my life as a young woman it was that I submitted to the medical industry and pop culture and dutifully took that God-forsaken pill every day.
      Do your homework.

  48. Laura says:

    I so wish I’d known this before physical therapy! I’ve also had therapy for diastasis recti. If diastasis presented in pregnancy (though the muscles were weak before), would Sepia still be relevant in correcting it, or perhaps the elasticity cell salt, Calc Fluor? Thank you 🙂

  49. Ntombenhle says:

    Hi can sepia help I have uterine prolapse.

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

      It’s listed.

      1. Petronela says:

        Would you share remedies for yeast nipple infection.I have one month old I can’t breastfeed because is super painful. I’ve been pumping only last 2 weeks and scared I will loose my milk supply if this continues. Went to the doctor he gave me prescription for flukonazole which I still taking (on 9th day). Would you please give me some suggestions?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          I offer protocols only within the context of a blog including potency, frequency, and often the length of time used.
          Should you be interested in delving more deeply into how homeopathy approaches this condition you may want to consider my online course “Feminopathy”.
          Meanwhile, I urge you to carefully read the side effects of the drug and continue on your quest.

  50. Elisa says:

    Hi Joette, What do you recommend when it’s a child/teenager who is overwhelmed, stressed out, unable to function due to their duties and schoolwork? Ignatia 200? Aurum Met 200? Thank you!

  51. sonia says:

    According to the Materia Medica of Kent, Sepia is best suited for a “”very tall slim women, with narrow pelvis, straight from the shoulders all the way down. best suited for brunettes…….”

    if this description does NOT fit the person at all, but other symptoms do fit, then, is it ok to take sepia?

    I really DO like Joette’s own Materia Medica. It is written well so its easy to understand and suits the “”modern” world in which we live.

    I just wish that there is a Materia Medica that goes into a bit more depth/detail for each remedy, and is written in a language that is more suitable for today’s society/age, and follows “practical” homeopathy.

    some of the descriptions/language in the usual “old” materia medica, is simply outdated and not suitable for this time and age.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      The problem with many of the old MM’s is that they approach the case from the classical method which means there needs to be a picture that includes personality and appearance. When using a protocol such as what I teach, we can completely disregard these characteristics and focus on what’s important in the case…the condition.
      You likely won’t find a “practical” MM other than mine because I actually coined the term. But to flesh out your understanding of the medicines in greater detail, check out Boericke’s MM, Morrison’s Desktop Guide, or Robin Murphy’s MM.
      At my last counting, I own 35 materia medicas authored by 35 different homeopaths. It’s not as simple as you might think given the depth and breadth of homeopathy through the centuries and across the globe. It’s a matter of synthesizing the info.

      1. sonia says:

        Thanks for the very interesting reply. also, thanks for the MM guides info. so then, even though there may be over 100 different conditions for one remedy, in practical homeopathy one could use that remedy, even though only 3 or 4 out of these 100 conditions fit. Is this correct?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          That’s correct.

  52. Sonia says:

    Which remedy is more beneficial. Ammoniaum Cacb from the GGBG course or, Sepia from this blog. I couldn’t find any specific remedy in the Feminopahty course that could help post menopausal women, who took synthetic hormones for many years and want to get off them but cannot, because if they do they get a severe flare up of hotflashes, insomnia, urine problems. For us elderly ladies, would Ammonium carb or Sepia help to settle our hormones and help us too…..

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      There is indeed no specific remedy for everything you describe.
      I strongly urge you to take the course not once. Not twice. Not three times; but 4 times. That’s how you’ll get a handle on how to structure a schedule.

      1. Sonia says:

        I understand. it would be just so much easier and very very helpful for us “elderly women, who have been or are forced by their doctors to take HRT for life to have something to help us too. Some of us live in countries other than US and it is not possible for us to go against this so called ‘beneficial’ advise of these doctors. we are struggling for the rest of our lives with the negative side effects of HRT, and trying to find something that lets us live…reasonably without suffering….therefore, this is just a suggestion, Just like you have an EXTRA New Feminopathy Pregnancy and Infant protocol 2019, at the end of the Feminopathy course, it would be so very helpful to have a similar course or protocol added at the end of the course which is specifically for us older ladies which addresses these painful issues of post menopause and long term hormone replacement therapy.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          These subjects are indeed covered in my course “Feminopathy”, included with specific protocols.
          If you own the course, I urge you to study it again and again.
          You may need to rephrase the question in your mind using synonyms.

  53. Heather Wagner says:

    Would there be a reason why when administered Sepia would create a *healing type or adverse reaction when so many symptoms match up even to the extent of being a constitutional match including frustrated, overworked Mom, no libido, prolapsed uterus, pelvic/female issues?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      It’s not always as simple as a match hence a dead ringer.

      1. Heather Wagner says:

        I’m understanding where you are going with this I believe which brings me to my question, do you have any advice for a student in how to proceed when the remedy match appears to be too close and shows up over and over in symptom matching?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          Pls. rephrase your question; it’s not clear to me.

  54. Heather Wagner says:

    What I believe you are saying is Sepia may be too close of match here because of the traction to the medicine? So then, how does a student proceed?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      No, we actually want a good match.
      If the medicine is incorrect regardless of the reason, we use the name of the condition and find the next best choice of a homeopathic.
      If using a Banerji Protocol, we go to the second-line medicines.
      If you’re not a member of one of my online Gateway to Homeopathy Study Groups, do consider joining. It’s a great way to meet other like-minded moms and learn this more in-depth.

  55. Heather Wagner says:

    *reaction to the medicine

  56. Heather Wagner says:

    I’m not sure if my original post came through so I’m just saying if Sepia is too close of a match and creates adverse reaction when taking the medication, do you have advice on how to proceed as a student with this knowledge?

  57. Olena says:

    Dear Joette, Thank you so much for teaching about Sepia! I used Sepia 200 every three days for the postpartum depression (which I learned in another one of your blog posts), and it has worked wonders! It returned me back to life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I have a related question. You mention in this post that Sepia can be used for mothers who feel overwhelmed by motherly duties and for exhaustion in mothers. In this instance, would the same protocol (200th potency, every three days) apply? Or would the 30th potency be more apt? In one of your very old posts, you mention taking it in the 30th potency four times a day for two days, and then to repeat in a week. But that post is from before your fellowships with the Banerjis, so I was wondering if you have had any updates on this.
    Thank you again!

  58. Tonya says:

    Would sepia be good also for vaginal atrophy? I am goin to try it!

  59. Tonya says:

    I googled sepia and it had an article come up that a woman was using it for bladder issues and she lost control of her bladder! Is this how they are scaring people from using it! False articles?

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