Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger Hiccups

Yesterday and today I have tried uploading some pics for a blog post, and blogger won't seem to let me.  So, I am left with my words only.  If you haven't noticed I rely heavily on pics for much of my blog content, lol!  So after wracking my brain for a few moments this morning, I figured I could give an update on our homeopathic results with the kids.

Teething - Gunnar seems to be in the thick of teething, so we have relied heavily on Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gentle Naturals Homeopathic Teething Drops this past week.  They seem to take the edge off.  I see an almost immediate improvement in his demeanor, as he tends to be quite ornery when teething.

Nightmares/Anxiousness - For the past several months, Julius has been struggling with bad dreams at night.  This then can take a turn for the worse, as he can become quite irrational and unreasonable in the middle of the night.  I think it is a combination of him not always being fully awake and that he is just scared to go back to sleep for fear of the dream returning.  He will go to extremes of crying and screaming, doing his best to not let himself fall back asleep.  We have been giving him Nature's Sunshine Stress-J Liquid Herbs.  Nate and I have probably appreciated these results the most, lol!  He is still waking up with scary dreams, but he is no longer throwing temper tantrums and crying in the middle of the night.  Praise the Lord!  Now, he just wakes up from the dream, we make him use the bathroom, sometimes we will give him some more of the herbs if he seems more agitated, and he goes back to sleep.  A few nights he has not even woke up.  Very good results.  Our nights have been much more peaceful.

Leg aches - Layla and Julius have both taken turns with some leg aches this past week. We have given them a smaller dose of Borion's Arnica Montana.  When we usually have used Tylenol or Motrin in the past for leg aches, it took 10 to 15 for the medicine to take effect so the kids could fall back asleep.  With the arnica montana both kids were back asleep in 3 minutes or less.  The one night Julius did wake up a few hours later complaining that his legs were hurting again and he required a second dose.  Unlike conventional medicines, you can give multiple doses of homeopathic meds with no toxic side effects.  Within a minute he was back to sleep.  Layla said the arnica took away the pain quickly.

Fever - Thankfully we have not had to use anything for fever.  I have Borion's Belladonna and Nu Age Ferrum Phos Tissue Salts on hand for the next time we need to treat a fever.  I have read good things about these and I trust we will get similar results to the what we have already experienced.

Hope this information is of any help to anyone out there.  We are happy with these alternative treatments we have tried and we have plans to pick up a few more remedies for things such as digestive issues, headaches and possible nightmares.  Have you tried alternative methods with any success?

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