How many times have you heard people state that OTC homeopathic remedies like the Calms Forte or Teething Tablets just don’t work for their kids? Maybe they don’t work for your child even? As many times as people have told me that, I have explained that there is a certain way to take homeopathic OTC remedies in order for them to be effective. If the Calms Forte or Teething Tablets don’t work for your child ask yourself these questions:
Do you dispense them onto a clear palate?
Homeopathy is very delicate. Afterall, it doesn’t even really have any chemical composition of the initial substance left. It works by recognizing a faint energy and trying to fight it. If you introduce a homeopathic remedy while the palate isn’t clear, the body won’t even notice it. That’s why the remedies say not to take with food or drinks. With regular medicine, it has to do with upsetting the stomach or changing the chemical reactions or other potential dangers, but with homeopathy, these instructions are so that the body can detect its subtle nature in the first place. People tend to see the “100% Safe, No Side Effects” written on the bottle and think that the instructions don’t really matter that much. If you want homeopathy to work though, you need to make sure that you don’t eat or drink anything at least fifteen minutes before or after giving the remedy.
Do you store the remedies near strong smelling substances?
Storing a bottle of a homeopathic remedy near a tube of minty toothpaste is a bad idea. Strong smells can ruin the entire bottle. When I first started using homeopathy i thought it was a scam because it never worked. Then, one day, I overheard a practitioner tell a client not to store it near a bottle of tea tree oil. My homeopathic remedies were sitting in the medicine cabinent right next to my bottle of tea tree oil! After that, I have had almost miraculous results with OTC homeopathic remedies with the entire family (pets included.) Another place that people I’ve talked to who mention their lack of efficacy, have mistakenly stored their remedies is in the kitchen next to their can of coffee. Coffee is a very strong smell. These days, I have all of my homeopathic remedies in their own box kept far away from anything with a strong scent.
Do you touch the remedies with your fingers?
You are supposed to pour the little tabs into the cap and use the cap to dump them into the mouth. You are never supposed to touch a tab. If you do touch one, you certainly shouldn’t put it back into the container either. These are very subtle remedies we are working with when we use OTC remedies. They are capable of amazing things, but when we touch them, we contaminate them and they loose their healing traits.
Do you dispense under on top of the tongue?
They best place to deposit a remedy is to dispense it into the little pocket under the tounge. If a child is too small for that kind of control, You can dissolve the tab into a spoonful of spring water and pour it into their mouth. Then some will soak down under the tongue.
Do you repeat right away?
Homeopathy works best if the remedy is introduced a few times right away rather than spread out over the day. Boiron suggests that remedies be given every fifteen minutes for a couple of hours or until a major change is noticed. So, the most effective use of teething tablets wouldn’t be 3-4 times a day spread out, it would be 3-4 times an hour until the baby is content. (Usually two doses, if not one.) Then, according to the major manufacturer’s FAQs, you do not want to redose again unless the symptoms return. Usually, I have been happy to find they didn’t return until the next tooth was being cut. Each tooth was progressively easier. That’s saying a lot too, because the molars were the worst with my oldest son who was teething before I learned of homeopathy for teething. Incidentally, it was the Hyland’s Menstrual Cramps and PMS Tabs that ended up making me a believer when I turned to them in desperation one month.
When homeopathy is used right..
When homeopathy is used properly, it works very well… especially for the acute and self-limiting conditions like teething. For more complicated issues, it can be confusing and is often best left to a professional or you may end up giving up on homeopathy all together. Have you been guilty of one of these things? It’s Ok to admit it, I have been guilty of every single offense. I feel blessed beyond measure to understand these simple guidelines, because homeopathy has changed my life significantly for the better.