For those wishing to use homeopathic remedies while travelling, please book a mini consultation with new therapist Charlotte Douglas at Holistic Central. After the consultation, you will also be able to purchase one of our specially prepared Homeopathic Travel Kits which contain selected remedies ideal for travel. Call 2523 8490 / 2523 836.
Homeopathy can be very useful when travelling with children, especially as the pills are easy to administer and are 100% natural and safe to take. The remedies can be very fast acting which can be a great comfort when you have a screaming infant on your hands.
The most common remedy recommended when abroad is Pulsatilla, especially if your child is tearful, very clingy and thirstless. This remedy is effective for a whole host of ailments from fevers to earaches. However, if your child has a fever and is especially hot and red, then Belladonna can help aid the fever to come to its natural conclusion.
For those who suffer from travel sickness then Arg-Nit can be very useful where there is nausea and vomiting with nervous agitation, or Cocculus if there is nausea and retching with salivation and dizziness.
For a bout of food poisoning, taking AsAlb works well for most cases, whatever the associated bug or bacteria. For those going on long plane journeys then a combination of Arnica, Cocculus and Gelsenium are good to take to counter-act the effects of jet lag. To further limit the symptoms please ensure your child drinks plenty of water throughout the flight. A child who suffers from painful popping of ears on take-off should take some Silica to relieve the pressure.
Charlotte Douglas is a homeopath registered with the Society of Homeopaths (UK) She has many years experience of treating babies and children as well as having a particular interest in fertility, pregnancy and labour.