Homeopathic Pulsatilla – a well-known sinus remedy
This from 1800Homeopathy.com’s website about Pulsatilla:-
“This comprehensive cold, nerve and PMS remedy specializes in affectionate, clingy, sometimes moody children or adults who hate hot stuffy rooms and crave fresh open air.
It speeds healing of cold, flu and hay fever symptoms with stubborn night coughs.
It can quickly ease car sickness and painful indigestion from rich foods. For women it helps balance PMS, mood swings, irregular late periods, pain, cramps and nervous headaches. Other characteristics include anxious dreams, restlessness and a constant need for sympathy and fresh air.”
Guess the most-used remedy for sinus issues – Pulsatilla!
This remedy is derived from the Pulsatilla plant, which is native to Scandinavia, Denmark, Germany and Russia. The fresh plant in flower is used.
I have found this remedy to be great for sinus issues, especially with my younger child who seems to suffer from this more than anyone else in our family.
I can even smell when the sinuses are starting to bother her, since she gets bad breath in the morning (kind of a heavy, salty smell – perhaps right now you’re glad you don’t have smell-a-vision!).
What’s really interesting about homeopathy is that, since it is a ‘vibrational’ medicine, that is, very small amounts enable the body to make the energetic shift back into homeostasis, or healthy balance, rather than trying to suppress the symptoms – in this case, sinus issues – since the cause may be emotional as well as physical.
Other uses for Homeopathic Pulsatilla
This remedy can also have other applications. My youngest (Crystal child) is often anxious on the first day of school, or after a break from school. My oldest child (Indigo girl) can’t wait to get back into school and is rushing off into her social role as soon as possible! My youngest though, needs a little more help, and sometimes Pulsatilla helps her stay calm and balanced.
Why is this? Well the practice of homeopathy also includes an analysis of what are called ‘Constitutional Types’.
This from The New Guide to Remedies from Parragon Publishing.
“Homeopathy treats the individual as a whole, taking into account physical, emotional, and mental states as well as disease or ailment.
Knowing a person’s constitutional type offers insight into the best remedy for them. This is particularly important, because two people suffering from the same problem may have different symptoms.
They may find that different modalities (influences) improve or worsen their condition. Therefore, two people with the same symptoms may need to be treated with different remedies, despite having the same illness”.
Learn constitutional types for you and yours
Through observation and experience, I have noticed a number of behaviors which lead me to believe that my youngest daughter’s constitutional type is Pulsatilla.
Factors include physical appearance, social behaviors (in her case some shyness and anxiety), sometimes clingy-ness…she would always rather sit on Mom or Dad’s lap in a group than on her own, physical weaknesses – in her case, the sinuses and a sensitive stomach.
There are more that I could list, but I do know from experience that Pulsatilla works particularly well for her during times of stress, sinus irritation, and for the occasional (emotional) stomachache.
Interesting to note, I’ve never found that Pulsatilla works well for me during times of colds and flu – but Gelsemium (derived from the yellow jasmine) works like a charm! This may be because my constitutional type is different than my daugher’s.
People can learn to resonate with their own constitutional types when they start to read them. It’s an interesting journey! Check out the Useful Books page and scroll down for some recommendations for books on homeopathy if you decide to start your own homeopathic journey or would just like to learn more.
If you’re interested in reading more about the latest scientific research related to homeopathy, check out this blog entry from the Natural News Writers health blog Nobel Scientist Discovers Scientific Base of Homeopathy.
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