I had heard of homeopathy but had never used it. But then I recently heard about homeopathy again through a women's Facebook group that I am a part of for extremely heavy periods (TMI - I know, but we can be real here.... right?) Someone in the group mentioned that Magnesium Phosphorica homeopathy could help with menstrual cramps.
I was extremely intrigued because when my heavy days arrive, I have to take 3, sometimes 4, ibuprofen (200 mg each) pills consistently every 6 hours (which is very hard on the gut). Nothing else would relieve my pain as well as the ibuprofen did until . . . I tried Magnesium Phosphorica.
I ordered them on Amazon here and when my next period arrived, I took them during my heavy days (when my massive cramps occur) and they helped almost immediately!!! I was astounded and I did not have to take any ibuprofen during my entire period - WOW! Not a single ibuprofen pill!!
I have since come to find that Magnesium Phosphorica helps with "spasmodic pain in the abdomen improved by heat', but that Caulophyllum Thalictroides helps specifically for menstrual cramps. Even though the Magnesium worked so well, just to see if there is any difference, I am going to the Caulophyllum Thalictroides during my next period. They actually have other remedies that help with cramps as well. I can't wait to try them all!
After seeing first hand how well homeopathy works, I soon visited my local heath store (Sprouts) and found the Boiron homeopathy display. The bottles are displayed by ailment and are very easy to find what you are looking for. This is what the display looks like in the store:
I immediately saw one called Calcarea Phosphorica which treats growing pains for adolescents. My son gets growing pains every now and then and I've always given him either acetaminophen or ibuprofen. It always takes the pain medicine a while to work. A few days after I bought them, my son complained of growing pains. I gave them to him and they worked within minutes and then he fell fast asleep. Wow! I was amazed again.
Then I saw one called Coffee Cruda which helps 'mental hyperactivity and sleeplessness', which I totally have when trying to fall asleep. These help calm my mind right down and lets me have a deep, peaceful sleep. Seriously, where have these been all my life?
They work incredibly well and have already helped my kids and I so much. Homeopathic medicine is an easy, natural, and safe way to treat ailments at home, and can relieve such a wide range of conditions. For example, some of the things they can help with are pain, stress, sleep, hot flashes, PMS, heavy menstrual flow, bloating and lower back pain during menstruation , cough, gas, and much more.
They even make arnica cream and gels for helping with sore muscles, ointments for healing wounds and burns, pellets for reducing flu symptoms, sore throats, teething, colic, etc. It's a whole new world and there is still so much I have to and want to learn about homeopathy. There is a FAQ here that I found really helpful.
With so many remedies, it might be confusing finding the right homeopathic medicine for the particular ailment you or your family are dealing with. Well, they have made it easy because they have a FREE app called the Boiron Medicine Finder. Here is what it looks like:
When I opened my first bottle, I wasn't sure how to get them out because there is this thing in the way. I pryed it off with a butter knife and then thought.... this thing is there for a purpose, I know I'm doing this wrong. So..... I googled how to open them, and yes, you don't pry it off (it's there for a reason, and it's actually a brilliant design and so easy to open once you know how. So check out this quick demonstration so that you can open them like a pro.
Homeopathy is SO empowering and I love that I can now treat myself and my family at home for a number of different ailments. I will be reaching for homeopathic remedies before immediately turning to the medicine cabinet from now on (for issues that can be self-treated). But what exactly is homeopathy? Read more here.
I have since bought a bunch of them, and I found an amazing case, on Etsy, to keep them organized in (and to use for travel). The cases are so cute and there are a multitude of cute patterns to choose from. I have a COUPON CODE that all of my followers can use to get 15% off of ANY of her homeopathic cases until March 31, 2019. Either use the code KNOWITMOM15 upon checkout, or you can just use this url directly to redeem the coupon (which takes you to her page where you can see all of her cases). Yay for discounts!!!
If you find a new love for homeopathy like I have, you might want to get yourself one too. These cases are also EMF (electromagnetic frequency) safe - as electromagnetic radiation can weaken homeopathic remedies over time. If you are curious about EMF click here for some scientific explanations.
I challenge you to give homeopathic medicine a try for yourself (and your family) and I am sure you will love them just as much as we do. And if you don't.... they have a 30-day consumer money-back guarantee.
They are very easy to take too (much easier than giving a child medicine). They are small pellets that just dissolve under the tongue. They taste sweet and my kids love them much more than taking medicine. However, this is very IMPORTANT (that I just learned this) do NOT have food OR water up to five minutes before and after the pellets melt. You also must NOT touch the pellets because the oils from your fingers will effect the potency. So when you open them, hold the container with the cap down, turn the lid clockwise until the pellets drop into the cap, then remove cap and pour the pellets under your tongue.