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5 Homeopathic remedies for postpartum insomnia

5 Homeopathic remedies for postpartum insomnia

What if there was a magic pill to help you get to sleep faster? And all-natural?

In this post, I’ll share the life-changing homeopathic remedies to help you get to sleep faster – without medications.

And the benefit?

Homeopathy is safe if you’re pregnant, and breastfeeding and it’s really safe for kids of all ages. So if your children happen to get into your homeopathic medicine, it’s ok. There’s no harm done.

But, wait. We also want to get to the root cause of why you’re not sleeping, because when you don’t sleep anxiety and depression set it.

And..the challenging part of homeopathy is it’s hard to choose the right remedy. So, it takes patience and time to learn which remedy is the right one for your body.

One more thing… the body needs deep nourishment after birth. So you may need more than homeopathy to help cure your anxiety, but this is a great first step.

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First, here are some homeopathic principles to consider:

  • the homeopathic remedy is based on YOUR unique symptoms
  • these symptoms can change and WILL when you find the right remedy
  • sometimes your symptoms get worse before they get better
  • BUT, the symptoms should always move outward {i.e. vomiting, diarrhea, fever etc. }
  • stop dosing the remedy when your symptoms change
  • if you don’t see a shift or a change, like going to sleep, it could be the wrong remedy
  • always watch and wait
  • note the time that you wake up at night, to find the correct remedy
  • always purchase 6 or 30c if you’re not working with a trained homeopath

To learn more about homeopathy, watch this free training: https://youtu.be/NRB-t2rqB8g

Let’s get started.

So, what is postpartum Insomnia?

Postpartum insomnia can occur after any pregnancy. I say pregnancy because if you’ve had a miscarriage, you could still struggle with insomnia due to the hormone shifts you’re experiencing.

Insomnia can occur anytime after your pregnancy, but often women notice when they stop breastfeeding or when their child is 3+ months.

Because hormones are involved, occasionally homeopathy does not work. See my youtube channel for more remedies to heal postpartum adrenal fatigue.

So, what are the secret remedies? Here are five of my favorite remedies for insomnia. Write down your unique symptom first, then look for a remedy below.

5 Homeopathic medicine for insomnia

#1 Coffea cruda 30c

  • When you’re sleepless from excitement and joy, Coffea will help.
  • You may have difficulty going to sleep, your body is “tired and wired”.
  • You may have had too much coffee or caffeine during the day.
  • Your heart has a violent irregular palpitation.
  • You may have worries, overactive thoughts, and are sensitive to pain.
  • You might sleep until 3:00 am, and you wake up with a start.
  • You’re full of ideas, quick to act and toss about in anguish.

#2 Nux vomica 30c

  • Known as the “student’s remedy” it’s helpful when you can’t turn your mind off. ¹
  • Best remedy if you have digestive troubles from overindulging with food, tobacco, or alcohol {I’ve used this with a friend who drank too much! They vomited and then felt better}
  • You may have constipation, feeling as if a part remains unexpelled. Itching, blinding hemorrhoids.
  • Backache in your lumbar spine, burning in the spine; worse from 3-4 am.
  • You cannot sleep after 3:00 am, towards the morning. You wake up feeling wretched.
  • You’re better from a nap.
  • This is best given in the evening.

#3 Pulsatilla 30c

  • This person is like a broken record, you can’t stop the recurring thoughts
  • You may be sensitive, weepy, crave open air, and are sensitive to heat
  • Also, it can dry up your milk when you no longer need it – so be careful on dosing if you’re breastfeeding
  • You’re worse at night, after eating, and in a warm room, lying on your left or painful side
  • Your better from moving, open-air, and you crave cold food and drink even though your not thirsty

#4 Arsenicum 30c

  • This is best if you’re sleepless with worry
  • You’re anxious, restless, fearful, and irritable
  • You’re weak and exhausted
  • You desire open air, but you’re sensitive to cold
  • You fear suffocation when you are laying down
  • You are sleepy but unable to sleep
  • Thirsty for small drinks
  • Worse from right side, after midnight, sight or smell of food, cold drinks
  • Better from warmth, head elevated and hot drinks

#5 Cocculus Indicus 30c

  • Known as the “nurse’s remedy”
  • It’s the best remedy if you get up to feed your baby and can’t go back to sleep
  • You may notice time passes quickly
  • Aversion to food, drink, or tobacco and you may have a metallic taste in your mouth
  • You’re worse: after eating, after the loss of sleep, and open-air

Best homeopathic remedy for insomnia

I do love the homeopathic blend Sleep Calm FOUND HERE. It’s a nice blend that includes a passionflower to help calm the “monkey mind” or to shut your brain off so the thoughts quiet down. Let me know if you try it!

Conclusion

Homeopathy is a safe, effective way to get to sleep fast. But, keep in mind, that it’s hard to choose the right remedy and the remedies are based on your unique symptoms. There are many more to choose from if these do not work and it’s best to take a homeopathic course to learn the unique strategies of dosing. The best thing to do is to write down your symptoms every night and then highlight the unique symptom that is strange, rare, and unusual for you. Then, search for the one remedy that matches this unique symptom.

Could this work for you? Let me know in the comment area below if you love homeopathic remedies, so I know to create more information like this.

If you’re a mom struggling with insomnia and hate using conventional medication herbs and homeopathic medicine can help you. Joining the 10-sleep restore BootCamp for just $27 to feel like yourself again; even if you’re breastfeeding. JOIN HERE.

xo

Tara

References:

References

Boericke, William; Boericke’s New manual of homeopathic materia medica with repertory

Panos, Maesimund B. and Heimlich, Jane; Homeopathic medicine at home

8 Tips to make homeopathic medicine work for you

8 Tips to make homeopathic medicine work for you

Did you know, that the majority of parents are using homeopathic medicine incorrectly?

There are 8 simple steps to make it work for you.

If you’ve tried using those little sugar tablets with no results, keep reading.

But, first…

What is homeopathy and how does it work?

  • “Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people.”
  • The remedies are so diluted that, based on chemistry, it is difficult to find any molecules of the original substance in the remedy YET, they are very mighty!
  • They are safe enough for children and the elderly, yet potent enough that you could create adverse effects if you do not know the principles.

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How is homeopathy made?

  • Homeopathic medicine is made from minerals, plants, animals, poisons of animals, and bees and then diluted or successed {or shaken.}
  • The first stage in preparing a homeopathic remedy is to create a tincture or “mother tincture” by diluting the material in vegetable alcohol.
  • Then, the triturated mixture is repeatedly diluted and shaken or succussed for hours or days, depending on the potency or strength.
  • This process of diluting and succussing is called potentization. The potentized homeopathic medicine is then added to lactose tablets or pills.

How does homeopathy work?

  • One theory is that succession creates an electrochemical pattern that is stored in the dilutant and spreads like a liquid crystal through the body’s own water.
  • A second thought is the dilution process triggers electromagnetic imprinting which directly affects the electromagnetic field of the body.
  • It seems all sort of “woo woo” until you see the results.
What dosing should you purchase?
  • Ideally, you would need 1 dose, 1 time.
  • But often, we purchase blends of homeopathic medicine and it doesn’t “hit the spot” as it should
What is the Infinitesimal Dose?
  • The more a remedy is diluted and succussed (vigorously shaken), the stronger it becomes a cure. For example, 1M is stronger than 6c.
  • Always begin with 6 or 30c, unless working with a professional homeopath.
  • You can purchase homeopathic tablets as 6, 9, 12, 24, or 30 c or x.
  • >>>>I feel comfortable with purchasing 6c or 30c tablets for acute remedies.

How do you take homeopathy?

  • Tip a tablet into the lid of the bottle and tip it into your mouth without touching it.
  • Nothing will happen if you touch it, but you MAY absorb some of the “medicine”
    • Or tip in on the palm of the person taking the remedy; try not to touch the remedy if you are giving it to someone.
    • For babies? Add it to their bottle or toddlers to their sippy cup. Then wash the bottle or sippy cup with hot water.
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    • Never put back any tablets that have fallen out
    • Try not to eat, drink or brush your teeth for 10-20 minutes before or after taking a remedy
    • You should feel a shift occur if it is negative in any way STOP and wait.
    • You may have an increase in symptoms and then it will resolve. If you are not seeing results don’t repeat. There should be a beginning, middle, and end to your symptoms.

Homeopathy medicine acts as a catalyst, the remedy stimulating the body’s own vital force to heal itself.

Homeopathy for babies & toddlers

  • For Babies; Crush the tablet between two spoons and tipped dry onto the tongue.
  • Or alternatively, dilute the small sugar pill in water and/or bottle. {clean any item with hot water so the next person doesn’t get the remedy}
    • Dilute in water and use a syringe to insert into their mouth
    • Dilute in milk, water or juice in a sippy cup
    • Place on a spoon to eat
    • Toddlers can put in their mouth with a spoon

7 Things that Interfere with homeopathy

  • #1 Camphor (used as an ingredient in many cosmetics and salves, such as Tiger Balm, Blistex, Vick’s Vapor rub, Noxzema, Chapstick, Carmex, Sea Breeze, some shaving creams, liniments, and many other products which have a similar odor is a universal antidote and should be avoided.
  • #2 Electric Blankets.
  • #3 Certain Holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, craniosacral manipulation, polarity therapy, e.t.c. should not be used simultaneously with homeopathy.
  • #4 Strong odors in the mouth or the environment at the time of taking the remedy can inactivate the homeopathic medicine. That’s why we recommend taking the remedy at least 30 minutes before or 1 hour after eating, drinking (water is allowed), chewing gum, brushing your teeth, and smoking.
  • #5 Major dental work
  • #6 Excessive, and in some cases even moderate consumption of coffee and stimulants
  • #7 Street drugs, including marijuana

8 Tips to Make Homeopathic Medicine work for you

  1. Prescribe according to the urgency and unique symptoms
  2. Use one remedy at a time
  3. Avoid combined remedies
  4. Stop if you see an improvement
  5. Start again if the same symptom returns; repeat as needed
  6. If you have given 3-6 doses and have had no response, stop and reassess
  7. Change the remedy if the symptoms change and/or get worse
  8. Always seek professional help if your symptoms recur or do not improve
Use the Homeopathic Principles to guide you to ensure great results
      • Law Of Similars-
          • “Let like be cured with like”
          • Any substance that makes you ill can also cure you.
          • By symptoms, homeopathy means those changes that are felt by the patient or observer which may be associated with the disease.
      • The Single Remedy
          • Classical homeopathy gives one remedy at a time to gauge its effect more precisely than would be possible if two or more remedies were given together.
      • The Law of Cure
        • As someone becomes well, symptoms move from the innermost organs of the body to the outer organs
        • Cure moves from within to without
        • Cure takes place from above to below
      • Minimal Dose
        • Less is more, wait and see.
        • How little can I use and still produce a result?

A few questions I’ve been asked….

My favorite homeopathic kit

  • I love the Homeopathyworks.com : 50 remedy kit 30c
  • I found this one on amazon that is similar. You want one with 6 or 30c dosing.

My favorite Homeopathic Books

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Conclusion

Homeopathic medicine works when you use it correctly. The symptoms may get worse at first AND then they should resolve. For example, your fever may spike— and then it should drop. This would be a good thing.

If the symptoms continue to get worse, stop the dosing.

It takes time and patience to learn how to use homeopathy and when you do learn the remedies, they will last you a lifetime.

Warmly~ Tara

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3 Homeopathic remedies for croup

3 Homeopathic remedies for croup

What if you could stop a croup cough – fast?

As a new mom of twins, waking to the sound of croup was so terrifying.

The classic ringing, barking cough created fear throughout the home and always at midnight!

You can stop the croup fast, with these homeopathic remedies.

Croup Symptoms

What is croup?

  • Croup is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and sometimes the bronchi (the air passages between the throat and the lung).
  • It usually accompanies a mild upper respiratory infection and the child wakes with a dry, barking, ringing cough. When this ringing, barking cough subsides, the common cold usually follows.
  • Croup typically strikes children between the ages of two and four and startles your deep sleep between 12-2 am.

Croup Sound

I’ve found, that homeopathy is the fastest way to stop a croup cough in the middle of the night.

You should only need the first remedy, Aconite, to stop the croup, but you may want to have the other remedies on hand in case the cough continues into the morning.

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Aconite (Aconitum Napellus)-30C

Take Aconite 30c at the onset of croup if your child has these symptoms.

  • Here the cough is dry, loud, and barking and the child is exceedingly restless and anxious- usually, awakes in the middle of the night between 12-2 am.
  • They are better off open-air and often, thirsty.
    These symptoms are the very picture of Aconite.
    If, after an hour, symptoms persist, give a second dose of Aconite. This is usually all that is needed. The child should be sleeping by now.

Spongia (Spongia Tosta)- 30C

  • If, however, after another hour, your child’s breathing is harsh and hard and the barking, ringing cough continues, give Spongia 30c.
  • The throat is sensitive to touch; a cough sounds like a saw driven through a board, and there is dryness in all air passages.
  • Also, the child is warm and is worse at swallowing.

The last potential solution you may need would be:

Hepar Sulph. (Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum)-30C

If toward morning, the coughing continues and breathing is still not smooth and easy, give Hepar Sulphuris 30C.

  • Here the cough is loose and rattling and deeper toned, and they have a dry, hoarse cough.
  • The child is irritable and chilly.
  • They feel like the wind is blowing on some part of their body and may want to wrap their head up or put on a hat.
  • Watch this video for the morning croup cough.

When the cough has ceased, continue with tinctures for the common cold

Homeopathy is safe and gentle when following these guidelines.

Here are some tips:

  • Take one dose of 30C when you first hear a croup cough. 30C is a safe potency for children. Please do not purchase anything higher unless suggested by a professional.
  • Wait 20 minutes and notice any changes.
  • If the child is not asleep, give a second dose
  • At this point, the child should be sleeping
  • If they are not sleeping, see the remedy for Spongia Tosta.
  • Whenever using homeopathic medicine follow the rules of “like cures like.”
    #1 You are watching the child for any unusual symptoms
    #2 Your write down anything you see or hear
    #3 You only give the treatment when your symptoms match the remedy.
    #4 STOP giving doses when the child’s energy shifts, they look better, sound better or maybe they begin to drink water or eat something.

Conclusion

Homeopathy is the fastest, safest way to stop a croup cough in 20-minutes. I know it may be scary at first, but with practice, you’ll discover homeopathic medicine is the safest medicine for our children. Along with herbs to soothe their cold, your child will be better in no time. As always, consult your doctor if the remedies do not work or your child has a high fever.

Warmly~ Tara

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