Back to School Without
Sneezing, coughing, fever…oh my! Schools bring a large number of susceptible people together under one roof. It’s no wonder that common illnesses tend to run rampant through the classroom. Homeopathy can help us deal with most childhood diseases, but with fall rapidly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about taking measures to avoid getting sick in the first place.
Prophylactics for Pinworms & Colds
For many people, especially teachers, the return of kids to school means added exposure to illness. The best defense in these situations is a good offense, which in this case means a strong immune system. The more we strengthen our immune systems and support our bodies with good nutrition and exercise, the better our chances of fighting off any illness that attempts to attack our bodies.
Part of building a strong immune system unfortunately means sometimes getting sick. How we deal with the sickness determines how our body will react to future illness. When symptoms are masked with drugs, and the body is not allowed to find its own way back to health, we generally find that the sickness returns. When the body is supported by good nutrition and carefully selected homeopathic remedies, it will emerge from the illness stronger and less likely to experience the same illness again, or if an illness does return, it will most likely be in a lesser form.
Homeopathy has a gentle but powerful ability to deal with the easily spread infections that teachers and students are likely to experience in school. Although in most cases, we administer the remedy after the symptoms of an illness appear, in the case of certain common childhood illnesses, homeopathic remedies can be used as prophylactics. Two great examples are pinworms and colds.
When the classroom is afflicted with pinworms, Cina is a great little remedy that is reputed to be just as powerful not only to eliminate pinworms but also to prevent an infestation.
Conventional medicine will recommend using a vermicide. (The suffix “cide” means to kill. This means that the active ingredient is a pesticide of sorts, which kills the worms.) We want to get rid of the worms but not at the expense of harming the body with a vermicide. Cina creates an unfriendly environment in the body so that the worms will expel themselves!
Add 6 drops of Cina tincture to water; then sip the water throughout the day. Repeat this for 15 days in a row. Then repeat the entire procedure again one month later. This is the advice given by practicing homeopaths in India where this kind of infestation is even more prevalent than in North America.
Homeopathy has helped many teachers avoid becoming contaminated with this insidious infection even when nearly the entire class is affected.
Colds & Flu
For colds, my favorite remedy for our family is Oscillococcinum. In France, this is the top-selling over-the-counter medicine of any kind. They use it as the premiere remedy to abort a cold or flu before it comes on or before it comes on in full force. The French take it as a preventative as soon as the first student begins to sniffle. They take it one day each week for a month, then one day each month until the cold season is over.
Plenty of other Europeans and Americans use Oscillococcinum too because the protection it offers can be significant, as long as the remedy is taken before the symptoms get a foothold. Oscillococcinum is reputed to be particularly valuable when colds and flu come during the wet and cold seasons, such as autumn and spring. Some even say it’s infallible.
Speaking of colds and flu reminds me of a mother in one of my classes many years ago. The class began in late summer and commenced throughout the fall and winter. At one of the first classes, I taught about the cell salt Ferr phos. Ferr phos is recommended for the first stage of inflammation, and this woman wondered if she could avert colds in advance with Ferr phos. She explained that she had seven children, and every year she and her children…all of them…were afflicted with colds that lasted nearly the entire winter. At the time, I had no experience with using this remedy prophylactically.
This woman stopped attending the class for some time and suddenly returned in the spring. She was very excited about something she wanted to share with the class. Nearly jumping out of her seat, she wanted to tell everyone that the previous winter was the first time she and her family were completely free of colds. In fact, they were so well that the family took a long break from their regular duties and left town looking to move out of state. This was something they could never seem to get to because of their chronic ill health.
Ever since she doled out Ferr phos 6x on a daily basis to the entire family in early fall, no one…not even one…of the large family had gotten a cold or even a sniffle!
You can imagine her satisfaction. A $10 bottle of Ferr phos 6x and a winter without suffering. I’d say she got her money’s worth! Remember this remedy for children who are flush-faced with headaches after school, accompanied by tiredness. This is often a call for Ferr phos 6x.
All of these remedies are available at health food stores and many pharmacies and will cost no more than $15. Homeopathy will not interfere with any meds you may already be taking.
Simple, inexpensive, non-invasive, intelligent. If you find that your health is too often dependent on the latest illness in school, let homeopathy be your method of choice. It will not let you down and may even become the discovery you include in your next science lesson or science project!
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