You may find this booklet about homeopathic first aiduseful,if you have to decide yourself
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HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES IN ‘FIRST AID’ APPLICATIONS
short booklet of how to respond in an emergency situation to comfort suffering and offer assistance until the doctor is available.
- Alice Magooey
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You encounter someone who has just had an accident. You can know for sure that they are in shock. Your desire would be just to make them comfortable until medical help comes, and make sure they are out of harms way. The first aidbooks give basic proceedures. I remember two basics.
#1. call 911 immediately
#2. it is important to survey the situation thoroughly..
OUTLINE OF STEPS ...HOW YOU MIGHT ASSESS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION
What to look for as you assess, and question.
#1. Is the person breathing? Is it laboured? Take steps to clear air passages.
#2. Are limbs in awkward positions..(possible broken bones) .
#3. Are there any lacerations, bruising, swellings, burns, redness ?
#4. Can you speak to the person? Is he/she responsive?
#5. See whether the face is red or pale ..and if it is red, to raise the head slightly; if face is pale, elevate the feet slightly..(red cross quote: face is red, raise the head; face is pale, raise the tail.)
Get the patient to a place where you can have them free of surrounding dangers (without causing them further injury or discomfort by moving them unnecessarily). Use great care and caution if you need to move the person. Have them on their back, with head raised slighly, feet raised slightly, and knees bent, feet flat on ground, ideally speaking. This keeps their abdominal muscles realxed. Cover them to keep them warm.
Continually reassure the person, whether they appear to be conscious or not.
Red cross courses instruct that it is important, once the patient is out of harms way, to make sure the person is breathing. Listen, put head on chest ...is their movement? If not, then you will need to clear the air passages and throat.
Tilt the head back by lifting the chin with one hand and pressing down on the forehaed with the other. This opens the air passages. If the victim does not breathe, turn head to the side, put finger in mouth and remove foreign matter, if any. Listen for breathing. Perform mouth to mouth resusitation, if necessary. Pinch nose shut with your finger and thumb. Deliver two quick breaths. Check for breathing. Continue giving one breath every five seconds. You may need to give CPR. Your Red Cross course will have tought you how.
Generally, it is not advisable to give liquids to a person. Be cautious in doing this as it may not be the correct thing to do. Probably best to avoid this. Leave it to the medical professionals. If they say they are very thirsty, this may be a key to what homeopathic remedy may be required.
*** Acting using homeopathy ***
Ii think that once the person is comfortable, and you have somewhat calmed him/her, it would be safe to administer one or two tablets of a homeopathic medicine ...under the tongue. The first thing you would want to help is the patients mental state. Two remedies which may be most applicable for the most basic mental conditions of shock, fright, fear would be either Arnica 30, or Aconite 30 ...which you would have in your first aid kit.
Arnica has been said to be the most widely used remedy for shock and distress of all types. It assists mentally and physically. It is especially recommended if you see that the patient has been wounded or injured as Arnica has a special influence to assist the body’s resources in dealing with injuries of all types.
From what I understand, one dose of the 30x Arnica may be given under the tongue (unless there is bleeding in the mouth from wounds mouth, in which case i think it would not be given). Wait 10 minutes, then give another remedy, if required, such as Aconite or Ledum, or a remedy for deep tissue wounds, or to assist the body to deal with other symptoms you may encounter. Repeat Arnica if nothing else given, after 15 minutes from the first dose.
Aconite is a remedy for mental shock and terror. It is indicated for ailments for fright and shock, such as natural disasters, violence done to loved ones or friends, terrorist events, etc. An Aconite mental state is frantic and fearing for their life ...Also for delusions that someone may kill them. Also ailments from cold winds. Sudden onset of symptoms.
If there are external wounds which you are able to attend to, care may be used to wash them gently with a diluted solution of tincture of Calendula which you may have in your first aid kit. This assists in stopping the bleeding, and promotes healing. If you wish to further prevent sepsis, you may use a dilute tincture of Ledum.
If you see bruising and swelling, you will know that you have done the best possible thing in having administered Arnica 30,(two tablets under the tongue) in that this medicine assists the body's healing activities to actively assist the body to absorb and allay internal and external bleeding more effectively.
If there are any puncture wounds, a dose of Ledum 30 may be given, especially if tetanus is a threat. Externally applied Ledum tincture may also be applied to puncture wounds.
If the person complains of shooting pains from wounds, a dose of Hypericum 30 or externally applied hypericum tincture may be administered.
OTHER EMERGENCIES ENCOUNTERED
BITES, STINGS - If the person has been bitten by insect or animal and the wound is red, hot , swollen and the person tells you that the injury feels better with a cold application of something, give Apis Mel. If he tells you that there is shooting nerve pain with the bite, Hypericum may be used. Either as an external wash with diluted tincture or taken orally (Hypericum 30.) If the area of the bite is blue, puffy, and cold, and the patient tells you it feels better with cold application, treat with Ledum Pal. or Ledum Tincture diluted in water.
BLACK EYE(S) - With severe bruising, swelling, begin with Arnica 30, and then give a dose of Ledum Pal. 30 in pill form.
BLOOD BLISTERS - Give Arnica internally for blood blisters. May use Arnica Lotion or cream externally if there is no open wound near the site.
BLUE COMPLEXION, Skin bluish, patient deprived of oxygen - Carbo veg., Veratrum alb may also be called for.
BOILS - If you encounter numerous sore boils, Arnica may be given. If the boils are burning to the person,Arsenicum; if they are hot and throbbing, Belladonna 30
BONES, INJURY TO - Bones feel bruised to person, with sore aching pains. Feel better for warmth and rubbing. Ruta Grav.
BROKEN BONES - best soon after the injury, and before setting, Arnica. IF patient tells you he feels worse for the slightest movement, with stitching pains, may use Bryonia.
BURNS - If there are any burns on the body, Arnica 30, taken two tablets under the tongue, was your best first defense to assist the body with the shock involved. You may also want to treat the burns externally by removing clothing from them and applying clean, non sticking cloths over them,which have been soaked in Calendula diluted tincture or Hypericum diluted tincture. For first degree burns, with intense burning and itching, use Urtica Urens (may use internally and, with care, externally) If the person is very badly burned on much of the body, and skin is blistered, and hot, and patient will not listen to you, and is restless, and perhaps violent, use Canthartis. also Ars. can be used. See remedies descriptions for further information.
COLIC - If patient is better bending foreward, Belladonna may be used. If better bending double, Mag Phos may be administered. If he is better lying still,with knees up, then Bryonia may be used. With Fever and cramps, Nux Vomicamay be administered; Bloated below naval Carbo Veg may be used. Also, if it is in your kit, Colocyntihis may be used.
COUGH - From exposure to dry, cold wind, Aconite 30 is usually called for. Dry cough with chest pain and headache,Bryonia may be used.
CRAMPS - All types: Magnesium Phos 30, especially if person is better in warmth, worse in cold.
DIAHARREA - From food poisoning (only ) give Arsenicum Alb. Other remedies may be given ...but outside scope of this emergency setting.
EXHAUSTION - from physical over exertion.. Arnica 30
EYE INJURIES ( be very careful.) - For fear, give Aconite 30. For shock, give Arnica 30. For black eye, give Ledum 30. If you have Silicea in your kit, this is indicated for chards of glass, or sharp objects which have injured the eys.
FOOD POISONING especially after bad meat Ars Alb 30
Neuralgic headache, shooting headache, relieved by warmth and rubbing, Mag Phos 30.
From chill, Aconite 30,
From shock/fear Aconite
With sudden onset, Aconite
A after over exertion, Ars Alb.
From too much sun, with throbbing: Belladonna.
After over indulgence from food Nux Vom.
INJURIES - TYPES for most, for shock and to assist healing processes, Arnica 30.
Caution: DO NOT ADMINISTER ARNICA EXTERNALLY TO ANY WOUND ONLY USE ARNICA INTERNALLY ...OTHERWISE HARM MAY ENSUE.
to head: Arnica 30 taken as tablets
to spine: Hypericum 30
to bones: Ruta grav.
to palms of hands and soles of feet: Ledum
to Nose: Arnica 30
to deep tissues in the body, (from blow to abdomen,groin,breast,etc) Bellis Perrenis 30
SCALDS OR BURNS (See burns) - better for cold Cantharis. Should also remove clothing from the burned part as soon after the burn episode as possible. When the clothing is still easy to remove, to prevent material sticking to the burn and needing to be removed later. May wash with dilute tincture of Calendula or Hypericum and cover with cloth loosely.
SEPSIS : IF area is already septic, hot, and throbbing, Belladonna
To prevent sepsis, Ledum and Hypericum internally and externally. Also Echinacea, internally and tincture helps prevent sepsis.
SHOCK :with fear: Aconitum.. following all accidents Arnica 30.
red, dry, burning. Aconite
burning, stinging pains great swelling Apis Mel
dry, red, hot, with painful desire to swallow Belladonna
with swollen glands Belladonna
dry throat and mouth, with thirst Bryonia
SPRAINS - As soon as possible after the injury,administer Arnica 30.(to reduce swelling and promote healing. May also give Arnica in 6x potency half hourly for as much as a few hours. Sprains (continued after the patient has been treated by a doctor) may give Rhus Tox 6x (after arnica has run its course and improvement is experienced) for three doses until symptoms better. If injury is near a bone and the bone covering is affected, may give then Ruta Graveolens 6x for 3 doses. If sprained area is cold and numb but patient responds better to cold applications than warm ones,may use instead Ledum Palustris 6x for 3 doses. (Arnica lotion or cream or dilute tincture of arnica)(or tablets crushed and put into water) can be also applied externally for pain and alleviation of bruising (if any). (important:*** do not use arnica externally in the case of any wound where the skin is broken.this can be harmful).***
SUNSTROKE with fever and headache. Belladonna. If symptoms are worse for moving. Bryonia.
TOOTHACHE - better with warmth and rubbing, Magnesium Phos
WHIPLASH - If there is shooting nerve pain, then Hypericum is the remedy of choice to alleviate this type of pain.
The scope of the above Emergency circumstances encountered, and their suggested remedies is very small.
We are only dealing with a few homeopathic remedies in a small first aid kit, and we only have a small window of time in which we find ourselves in an emergency situation. Take great care to assess it, remove the victim carefully to a spot where we can make him comfortable and warm, constantly reassuring him or her until the proper trained medical personnel arrives on the scene. It is for those above purposes and no more that this small booklet has been compiled. Hopefully, it will serve to give one person comfort and assistance in a time of need.
1. what if you need to explain: “What is Homeopathy?”
If you are dealing with a person who is in a state of stress, you may need to explain what kind of medicine you are using. This can be rather difficult, as “time is of the essence”. But I think it may be safe to say that Homeopathic Medicine is a safe, natural, “alternative medicine” which is comprised of various animal, vegetable or mineral substances which are taken in very minute quantities and diluted and shaken until, in fact, nothing of the original substance remains. I think also, that perhaps something I read recently from a Doctor of Naturopathy and Homeopathy, Dr. Robert Dalpe, might further explain what we are doing in a logical way to someone we are assisting in their stress:
He said:The healing that takes place from effective Homeopathic Therapy results from the reaction of the patient's Vital Force to the similar stimulus of the energy of the medicine. 'Like cures like' and the similar energy of the remedy is what induces this healing or curative reaction in the patient. The patient's own healing powers are actually what do the healing in Homeopathy, not the medicine. The medicine is only a stimulus to bring this about.
MISC REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Homeopathic First Aid Manual - Marilyn Moore
First Aid Homeopathy - Jain Publishers New Delhi
Homeopathy for the First Aider - Dr Dorothy Shepherd
The only Emergency First Aid Book you will ever need - Readers Digest .
Dr Fischer's little book of Big Medical Emergencies.
Online first aid course: http://www.homeopathyworld.com
Professional Online paid Consutations: http://www.onlinehomeopath.com/
SOURCES FOR MEDICINES
ONLINE SELECT REFERENCE OF HOMEOPATHIC WEBSITES
with clickable links for online use.
VERY EXTENSIVE HOMEOPATHIC SITES
UNITED STATES-CENTRAL HOMEOPATHIC RESOURCE
National Center for Homeopathy
801 N Fairfax street suite 306
lists registered homeopathic physicians, has magazine, study groups and extensive resources.
Specific source for kits. Washington Homeopathics http://www.homeopathicworks.com - sells a kit which is almost exactly containing the remedies included in this work. It is their smallest “urgent care kit”.
Proper names, Abbreviations, Common names
ARNICA MONTANA, ARN, Mountain Daisy, Leopards Bane
APIS MELLIFICA, APIS MEL, the Honey Bee
ACONITUM NAPELLUS, ACON. Monkshood
ARSENICUM ALBUM, ARS ALB, Arsenic Trioxide
BAPTISIA TINCTORIA, BAPT, Baptisia
BELLADONNA, BELL, Deadly Nightshade
BELLIS PERRENIS, BELL.p, Daisy
BRYONIA ALBA, BRY., White Bryony, Wild Hops
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS, CALENDULA, Marigold.
CANTHARIS, CANTH., Spanish Fly
CARBO VEGETABILIS, CARBO VEG., wood charcoal.
ENCHINACEA PURPOREA, ENC, purple coneflower
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM, HYPERICUM PERF, St Johns Wort.
LEDUM PALUSTRIS, LEDUM PAL., Marsh Marigold
MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, MAG PHOS, Magnesium Phosphate
NUX VOMICA, NUX VOM., Poison Nut
RHUS TOXICODENDRON, RHUS TOX,Poison ivy
RUTA GRAVEOLENS, RUTA GRAV, Common Rue
URTICA URENS, URT.U
VERATRUM ALBUM, VERAT., white helbore