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Aconite To The Rescue

As another snowstorm arrives in Colorado……

We received an email from Bonaire, a sunny island with warm beaches and crystal clear water. This is where one of our advanced students, Becky Litton likes to spend as much time as possible to go scuba diving.

Becky writes:
I had an amazing experience vacationing in Bonaire. We
scuba dive a lot and I have over 500 dives without any equipment malfunction. But this time – it happened. I was 40 feet down when suddenly I was sucking in only water and no air. I didn’t panic, but it was very stressful. I used my alternate air source but I took in a lot of water.

Becky Litton - scuba 1

That night I developed a very high fever and my chest hurt really bad. I remembered the remedy Aconite from class and I had that remedy in my travel kit. Shortly after I took a dose of Aconite the fever broke and soon after my chest stopped hurting. We did not dive the next day, but everything was back to normal the following day and we dove four more times before returning home.

Anytime after a violent, frightening or life threatening event Aconite can be given immediately to prevent the after effects of shock from settling in the body and manifesting physical symptoms (PTSD). Aconite really helped victims of the big 2013 flood in Colorado. It reduced the effects of their fright, shock, and sudden loss. Keep this emergency remedy in mind and handy in your glove compartment or travel kit. It can help with many situations.

Becky responded so well to the remedy because her symptoms and the cause of her symptoms match the remedy Aconite. The homeopathic Materia Medica (Encyclopedia of homeopathic remedies) associates the following symptoms with Aconite.

Aconite (Common name – Monkshood):

  • Anxiety states, restlessness and insomnia (waking 1-2 hours after falling asleep) after fright, or shocking events.
  • Sudden fevers and inflammatory conditions after exposure to shock, fright, or cold dry wind.
  • Complaints come suddenly and with great intensity and are often accompanied by an unquenchable thirst for cold drinks.
  • Many chest symptoms, including: painful breathing attacks of suffocation, heaviness and oppression of the chest.
  • Multiple respiratory symptoms including: constant short dry coughs, cough with shooting pains in the chest, coughs worse after midnight, after fright and worse after eating.

Colorado Law Now Protects Alternative Practitioners

HSI Newsletter August 2013 Colorado became the ninth state to pass a safe harbor health freedom law. On June 5, 2013 Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act (SB 13-215). The groundbreaking legislation was sponsored by Senator Cheri Jahn and State Representative Joann Ginal. Access to natural health practitioners… Continue Reading

A Bear of a Backache

HSI Newsletter March 2013 Submitted by Elizabeth Thomas, CHom, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl OM On first glance at James as he walked into my office, it was obvious he was in an intense amount of pain.  His eyes were clouded and strained, and he was continually pushing against the left side of his chest with his hands.  The… Continue Reading

Love and Homeopathy

HSI Newsletter February 2013 A mighty pain to love it is, And ’tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain. ~ Abraham Cowley Love is one of the most complex and intense emotions known to humankind. Through literature, poetry, music and… Continue Reading

Book Release!

HSI Newsletter December 2012 The Providential Doberman: Lessons Learned From a Rescue Dog Jeanie Fullerton, CHom, an HSI graduate, is the author. Enjoy the synopsis below from the back cover of the book and click the “Read a Preview” link to get a sneak peak! Back Cover  Providence (prov’i dens), n. 1. the foreseeing care and guardianship of… Continue Reading

A Clinic Day in Ubud

HSI Newsletter February 2012 Submitted by Soma Devi Glick, CHom, D.O.M., L.Ac It’s 10 AM on Monday morning and I just pulled up into the small yard of “Bumi Sehat”, the birthing clinic where I’ve been treating the local children of Ubud, Bali since October 2005. Ubud is about one hour’s drive from my house… Continue Reading

Spider Bite Mania

HSI Newsletter August 2011 by Barbara Seideneck, CHom, CCH, RSHom, Faculty of HSI Imagine, you are waiting in line at the grocery store and a woman in front of you can’t stand still for a second. She jumps a foot off the ground several times, then all of a sudden turns around and lunges towards you. What… Continue Reading

We Got Dimme Back – A dog-lover’s cure with homeopathy

HSI Newsletter July 2011 Newsletter article submitted by Suzanne Pierce, an HSI student. Dimsum (or Dimmie) — our 14-year-old Shih Tzu – has always been a loving, affectionate, quiet little guy, following me around everywhere. Last spring I noticed Dimmie’s changing behavior. He didn’t sleep through the night, couldn’t stand on his back legs and… Continue Reading

Beat the Holiday Blues

HSI Newsletter December 2010 While it’s so much fun to celebrate with family and friends, the holidays can also pose a bit of a challenge. After shopping, cleaning house, decorating and cooking, a lot is already accomplished. Without time to rest from excitement and hurry we keep going – getting into pies, ice cream, coffee,… Continue Reading

Ruta and Rest – A Horse-Owner’s Cure with Homeopathy

HSI Newsletter October 2010 Newsletter article submitted by Nina, Montana, USA I use homeopathic remedies on my horses, and always marvel at the results I get. Anything from a chronic cough to an allergic reaction to lameness has been resolved with the help of homeopathic remedies on all of my horses. My horse, Boom, is… Continue Reading

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us!

HSI Newsletter October 2010 Homeopathy is a natural, gentle and non-toxic way to prevent or treat colds and flu. Homeopathic treatment can be less expensive than traditional routes of care and can really help to save on health care expenses if one doesn’t have medical insurance. Homeopathic treatment strengthens your vitality. It can protect against… Continue Reading

A Case of Migraine

HSI Newsletter September 2010 Kate Paradis, CHom. Kate is an HSI graduate and works in her full-time homeopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado. We received this case from Kate demonstrating the successful treatment of long-term chronic migraines. If you’d like to contact Kate directly, please visit the Find a Certified Homepath Page A 48 year-old man, we’ll call “Bill”, has suffered frequent debilitating… Continue Reading