Sally Lloyd Homeopathy

Treating Anxiety & Autism

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Flu Shot Alternative to Vaccination

Want a flu shot alternative?  Don’t want to get that flu vaccine with its vaccine injury risks, tendency to spread flu and its ineffectiveness? Afraid of the flu?

The following tells the story of how simple it is to treat flu with homeopathy and how hard it can be without, with the secondary infections & asthma flares that can come after flu.

 

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I’m giving you the opportunity to prepare ahead for flu season.

Here’s another
flu shot alternative

This particular person has a predisposition to pneumonia. She skyped me from a hospital, 30 weeks pregnant, with severe asthma (after a cold). They were struggling to get asthma under control despite hospital treatment. She got thro just beautifully with a homeopathic remedy.

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So get your remedies in and take a look at my free remedy chart here:
www.sallylloydhomeopathy.com/flu-5-top-symptoms-5-top-actions/

There’s a full first aid section in the First Aid tab up above.


Check out my other Steemit posts for allergies, altitude sickness and a good number of other issues.


Where shall I go next?
http://sallylloydhomeopathy.com/treating-ear-infections-safely/
http://sallylloydhomeopathy.com/tooth-abscess-tooth-pain-free-chart/

Altitude sickness: how to treat it with homeopathy

Watch Sarah. Keen to summit Mount Whitney [14.505ft] after homeopathic treatment for adrenal fatigue, she wanted to know remedies for altitude sickness …
So, Here’s a wonderful lady I nursed through adrenal fatigue as part of my adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism study.  She has recovered from adrenal fatigue and is back hiking.   After training again she recently summited Mount Whitney in the US, with a summit height of 14,505ft.   I think you can say that’s a pretty good cure for someone who was truly incapacitated.   Just before she went she asked about altitude sickness.  Is there a homeopathic remedy?  And I told her she could use coca [just like the Peruvians do] … but use it in homeopathic potency.  That is seriously easy to carry!   In the USA you can order it from www.sourcehomeopathy.com.  In the UK you can order from www.helios.co.uk. Get them to suggest what potency you might need, but I think I recommended Sarah a simple 30c or 200c.  With 30c you take a bit more often.  With 200c you space about 1 hour apart and stop when you feel better.  You can take a top up dose a few times a day to ward off altitude sickness if you are up there for long.   Use precautions though!  Don’t use this to push yourself into a place of danger.  Keep an eye on how you are feeling and have a contingency plan.  All the usual climbers safety rules! Here, you get to see Sarah celebrating just before summiting … letting me know that she did well with the coca.  
 
 

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Your Immune System’s Warfare Tactics

I’m actually considering calling this post “Killing Me Softly”.  It’s principally about steroid side effects, but I’m not drawing attention to just these drugs.

[credit: bestgamewallpapers] [This post first published at steemit.]

Your Immune System’s Warfare Tactics.

I visualize our immune system like a series of defensive concentric walls set up around a citadel:

The Citadel:
Our immune system will prioritize the protection of our mind and brain [‘the citadel’] above all else.  Throughout human history we’d die rapidly without our sanity to assist us in recognizing danger, keeping safe and finding the resources we need to survive.

The City Walls:
Next, our immune system prioritizes the protection of the singular organs.  We don’t have a spare heart or liver etc.

After this, we are down to the areas of the body or double organs that can be compromised to some extent and for some time without instant death. We can limp along with a part of these systems working, or one of these duplicated organs.

Penultimately, we are down to the joints & muscles.  Death will come slower [nowadays not really at all] with a joint or muscular problem.  It has to get pretty severe.

Finally, A skin problem like eczema or mucous membrane problem isn’t really going to impede your survival much at all [survival, not comfort is your body’s priority!]  You may succumb to infection but it is likely your immune system is pretty strong if you can keep your ill health at the skin level and protect the deeper organs and inner citadel.  You’ll burn a fever and fight an infection.

 

Your body is always using its UTMOST resources to push the imbalance out to the furthest point from the inner citadel.  As it is weakened, the defenses fall and the immune system is forced to allow more disorder to enter the higher organs and the mental and emotional spheres.

 


Steroid Side Effects:
Many Medicines Help You Lose the Fight.

Read the side effects of steroid meds [indeed any meds].  You’ll get some idea of the kinds of conditions you can lapse into.
Your predispositions dictate what you’ll get from that list of side effects.
That’s why a drug doesn’t always cause the same problem in everyone.

People have different predispositions to problems in different systems and organs when their symptoms are suppressed with steroids. Your family medical history can give you hints as to what to expect, and if you have a family predisposition to mental health problems we know that your walls tumble fast.

Side effects are signs you are losing the fight.  Sometimes they last and sometimes you are strong enough to detox and throw them off.

Let me tell you a story …

ECZEMA –> ASTHMA –> MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Maybe you got an eczema eruption at 2 months like the boy I talk about in this case [shortly after vaccinations is the most common time]. You use some steroid creams and some more vaccinations are scheduled and ear infections or tonsillitis start.   You continue your hydrocortisone cream, have a few courses of antibiotics and gradually your eczema improves.

Now you see that your colds start to involve some sinus or chest troubles.  Maybe bronchitis troubles you some [more antibiotics] and you’ve got some tenacious catarrh.  You get some ear tubes fitted.  You are also diagnosed with asthma [you’ve likely reached about age 5 by now, depends on how quickly your walls fall].  [Very common pattern in vaccinated children!]

Now you have increasingly unmanageable asthma [but your eczema is ‘cured’ or you have ‘grown out of it’].  It can get impossibly hard for people to manage this level of asthma without steroids [never withdraw them at this stage unless your doctor advises it] … so you get more steroids [inhaled and/or syrup].  You still get infections on your chest and need more antibiotics.
Gradually, with the steroids and antibiotics, your infections stop. You ‘grew out of them’.

If you successfully control asthma with these steroid meds you’ll likely begin to develop behaviour problems like aggression and/or anxiety.  Progressively, with continued steroid treatment, you may descend into ADD, ADHD, ASD and even levels of psychosis [psychosis is one of the side effects noted with steroid meds]. Gradually you’ve been gathering little hints of these mental health problems, and now you are truly at diagnosis point.  The likelihood is you are otherwise pretty ‘well’ nowadays. You no longer get repeat infections and you’ve not had a fever for some time, maybe years since you were 5 or 6.
School is getting pretty tough and you are gonna need your diagnosis to get the support you need.

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Psychiatric side effects of Prednisolone.

READING YOUR MEDICAL JOURNEY

When a homeopath listens to your history and hears these events in order, they can track the stages at which your immune system lost stages of the battle and the crucial events that breached your defenses.    This is my first job when I meet you, to track these events and stages and give you an assessment of your level of health and a prognosis for recovery.

When we treat these mental health problems with homeopathy asthma resurfaces. That’s proof that it was never ‘cured’ or ‘grown out of’.  It was just SUPERSEDED by a deeper illness.  Allopathic medicine generally works this way, by replacing one disease with a deeper disease.

The modern child’s development and life outcomes are frequently severely compromised by these medical interventions.

Homeopathy can offer a fairly rapid cure for eczema in the first place.
Curing the results of suppression is a long-term undertaking.

Homeopathy needs to be integrated into general medical practice if we are not going to see the battle lost in most people’s lives.  Each generation is being born with more predispositions and weaker immunity.
I think we are looking at the health equivalent of ‘Peak Oil’ or global warming.

It’s unlikely homeopathy will be integrated, in part because none of us understand how it works [that doesn’t stop the medical folk!] and it is a big threat to Big Pharma’s shareholders.
Your personal option is to opt out of the conventional health system as far as you can.  Keep your family healthy and improve their health with homeopathic treatment.  Make it a priority.

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TOOTH ABSCESS & TOOTH PAIN: FREE CHART

This page will provide you with remedy suggestions for tooth abscesses and a free chart to deal fast with tooth pain, without side effects.  Read on …

Abscess:

The most usual remedy I’ve found is hepar sulph [UK, USA].  A single dose of 200c is often enough. If it returns you can try another dose [don’t overdo it though]. If it keeps coming back … talk to a homeopath who can find you a remedy to deal with the predisposition or try Silica.  If silica fits, the tooth will feel loose. Pain is worse at night, from eating warm food & when a cold draft gets into the mouth.

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Tooth Pain Remedies:

You can find my post on natural treatment for tooth decay here. You can HEAL teeth in many cases and prevent decay.

There are 159 ‘tooth pain‘ remedies in Kent’s repertory, so if you don’t succeed to treat yourself you can be pretty sure to get help with an acute appointment with a homeopath.

Here’s a chart of the most usual ones. 🙂

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Here’s the 159 remedies … and below, links to Kent’s repertory, where you can check your symptoms in more detail if you are feeling brave … and then a link to the full remedy names with details of the symptoms common to the remedy!

tooth pain treatmentClick to reach Kent’s repertory. 

Key to remedy abbreviations. 

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Seasonal Allergy Cures! Wahoooooo!

Here are a number of ways you can cure or treat seasonal hay fever pollen allergies.
Some temporary relief and some long term cures.
[Originally Steemed at Steemit]

Temporary relief from pollen related allergies:

  1. Local honey! Get some that was harvested within 1 mile of your home [not always easy to do] and eat a spoonful daily during allergy times. It works to control the symptoms! You can try honey from further afield but it might not contain the pollens that are bothering you & you need these in small quantities to ‘immunise’ you. Try it if all you can get is further away. It tastes nice! Whoever said medicine had to be a bitter pill!
  2. Homeopathic antihistamine ‘Histaminum’ [UK] [USA] … can be taken daily as a substitute for pharmaceutical antihistamines [which usually cause drowsiness and other side effects. Some are linked to liver damage and linked to dementia]. Homeopathic remedies are free of side effects, safe and effective 🙂 Histaminum can be used to control allergies caused by other allergens like animals, paint fumes, perfumes, etc. It helps the body to moderate histamine production. Usually, a daily dose of histaminum 200c in homeopathic solution is about right [a few drops is enough]. Start taking it a bit before you expect to be exposed and continue throughout the season.
  3. Homeopathic remedies for individualised experience of pollen allergies: Different people have different symptoms and need different remedies. Eyes, nose, ears, chest/breathing and sinuses are usually the areas affected, with some people having skin involvement too. See the remedy chart at the bottom of this post to select the best remedy for you [or speak to a homeopath/ homeopathic pharmacist]. [UK & USA pharmacies.] You can safely take the best fitting remedy in 30c potency every 20 minutes [in homeopathic solution] for up to 5 doses. As soon as the symptoms improve, stop. Start again when needed. If it’s not working after 5 doses, try the next best fitting remedy in the same way.

Long-term Cure of Hay fever:

If you want to cure your hay fever, see a homeopath and get treatment out of season!  We need to see your underlying total symptoms without the acute hay fever episode obscuring everything else.   In season you will be palliating the symptoms only.   It’s worth it as you will raise your overall level of health at the same time, and deal with other irritating symptoms you might have.

 

Remedy chart:

 

Hayfever (Kent p326) :

Ail., All-c.ars-i., ars., arum-t., Arund., bad., brom., carb-v.cycl., dulc., euphr., gels., iod., kali-bi., kali-i., kali-p., lach., naja., Nat-m., nux-v., Psor.puls., ran-b., Sabad.sang., sil., Sin-n.stict., teucr., wye.

burning & itching in ears.  catarrhal states. arundo
Sudden, explosive sneezing. Upper respiratory tract.  Heat to head. Lachrymation ++.  > warm drinks. < open air < cold air. sabad  [d/a all-c > open air]
> outside.  Burning nasal, bland lachrymation

August, morning.  Violent sneezing.

all cep [puls] [≠ euphr]
irritable, sensitive to cold + hayfever

asthmatic breathing.  Focus more on the lower resp system.  < indoors [puls]

nux v
hot hurried, hayfever. iod and ars iod
after emotional experience.  frequent sneezing, loss of taste and smell [nats].  cold sores, dried cracked lips and crack in centre of bottom lip. nat mur
eyes swollen agglutinated.  Sneezing.  Coryza from getting wet.  Tip of nose red, sore, ulcerated.  Gushing tears on opening in the morning. rhus tox
spasmodic sneezing.  < odour of flowers [all c]

Itching in the palate.  Tears flowing during sneezing, yawning and coughing. Asthma just in the summer. sensitive to the smell of garlic.

sabad
acrid lachrymation, bland nose.  < open air

Cough & difficult respiration is only in daytime and better at night lying down.

euphrasia [≠ all c]
burning, hot discharges.  swelling. Red under nose

Wheezing at night. Have to sit up.

ars [cf ars-iod]
Like ars.  Burning, thin, discharges. swelling.

Red, angry, swollen, itchy mucous membranes.

Eustachian involvement.

ars-iod
Starts with burning and itching of the palate [wye, ran-b], and of the conjunctiva. arundo [red in Kent]
smarting eyes. lids burning and sore. nose stuffed, especially in the evening. pressure at root of nose [kali-bi].  Tingling and crawling inside nose. Hawking and swallowing in effort to scratch inside of nose! ran-b
itching roof of mouth, palate and throat. Patient must draw the tongue back and forth over the soft palate. wye
itching mouth/throat d/a arund, ran-b, wye
< heat.  Blocked nose indoors and running outdoors. sulph [puls]
blocked at night, running during day.

> outside, worse in warm room. < lying down.  > cool applications (cold flannel).  Itching roof of mouth at night.

puls
big, swollen eyes.  > cold [puls, sabad].  Hives with hayfever.  Swelling of the throat. apis

[Full names of remedies here]


Key
[as I pulled these charts from my own notes]: red are the most intense/most likely remedies, followed by blue, then black.
‘d/a’ means differential analysis … which means you should check out the remedy suggested.
> = better for.
< = worse for.
Good luck! Enjoy the summer!

Balancing work and homeschooling: Homeopath in action 6.6.17

It’s usually a bizarre and impromptu kind of day in my unschooling home educating household.
I also run a large, international homeopathy practice from home and recently I had a full work day until 1.30pm and came into the kitchen to find my dd16 [who had an English GCSE exam this morning] building an Elizabethan theatre with dd9.
I was enlisted for acting out A Midsummer Night Dream with dd9, voices and sliding characters and multiple parts.

– Preparing to navigate the twists and turns of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night Dream.

 

The final curtain call as the actors all assemble to make their bows 🙂

3 minutes to spare after the final curtain call and I was straight into my evening appointments at 5.15pm, as a friend came over to play for the evening.

It’s quite a nice work/life balance so long as I can shut down and leave my keyboard now and again.

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Overcoming inertia [When you are afraid].

Fearlessness doesn’t come naturally to me.  I cracked living creatively despite it.
If I should let in pessimism & fear now; if I nurtured and entertained them, they may still have the ability to take over my life like unwanted, non-paying lodgers!  Like carrying their weight on my back.

Change seeps in around you 

Today I liked this post [from @sauravrungta], particularly this bit:

“To resist change is like resisting the current, which makes your life very hard. Sometimes, resistance can also put you in a situation where you are paddling against the current and trying to go upstream, which is just worse.”

It really got me thinking about how I have the child-like quality of being so un-switched on to change that it seeps in around me and before I know it, it’s happened.  I remembered I wasn’t always this way!
I know a lot of people who resist change.
They are anxious, frightened people who fear the worst & expect the worst.

It seems easier to stay in the known moment than to move into the unknown.

They resist.
But like @sauravrungta says, this takes a WHOLE lot of energy & leaves little room for growth and creativity.

I was rudely awakened to the concept of death by age 3 1/2 when my father died of a brain hemorrhage aged 31.
I was a TREMENDOUSLY fearful child.  I slept with my arms crossed over my chest, my teeth clenched, expecting to be stabbed from above or below and any number of perils my mind could muster.
Fear still had the capability of visiting with me well into my 40s [when my homeopath gave me a remedy 3 years ago that made me far more trusting! I was 50 this year.]

Crack how to live with it

I cracked how to live despite it before I resolved it.

As a teen, I recognized what a prison I was in and I freed myself.
I read Frank Herbert’s Dune!  The books contain a litany which I began to say to myself when I was afraid.  I taught myself to be brave by practicing turning toward the thing I fear [as long as I judge it not foolish to do so!].

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”

If I was terrified someone/thing was behind me, I stopped in my tracks, literally turned round and stood still where previously I had run.  I ‘turned the inner eye to see its path’ and noticed I was calm.
I was encouraged onward by the calmness it brought and the freedom and strength I felt.

Default a YES!

I turned my default ‘NO!’ into a default ‘YES!’  Unless I had good, sound reason to avoid something, I refused to.
I work with a lot of anxious people [I’m a homeopath] and something I find useful to deal with inertia is building a habit of ‘changing your default’.   You have to build the habit and you have to maintain the habit with ‘habit hygiene’.  Don’t slip back for long to your old default.

Beware which wolf you feed
I remind myself:

If I should let in pessimism & fear now; if I nurtured and entertained them, they may still have the ability to take over my life like unwanted, non-paying lodgers!  Like carrying their weight on my back.

A doable action: It takes about 21 days …

It takes about 21 days to form a new habit and to break an old one [I tested it.  It’s sound :-)].

Replace your default ‘no’ with a default ‘yes’.  

Your decision is ‘yes’ and you have to give yourself good grounds to answer ‘no’.

I will face my fear.

[Hey!  I have a pathological inertia about doing anything I’m told to do … so I have to be sure it’s me making this decision and I’m fully committed to my new ‘yes’ habit.]

A default ‘Yes’ can change a lot more than fear & inertia.

It’s the same principle I used as a parent to become more responsive to my children’s needs & supportive of their liberty & equality:  I changed my default answer from ‘no’ to ‘yes’.  It’s a very positive way forward, and it became a wonderfully liberating habit. [Taking Children Seriously]

Take it easy – Baby Steps

It can be done in baby steps, getting stronger and braver daily.
The key thing is to OWN the problem.
No one else [and nothing] did it to you.
No one else is coming to change it for you.
To crack your ‘no’ habit, you have to want it.
It takes some bravery and commitment & some self-belief.

Piggy-Backing New Habits. 

The way to remember to practice a new habit for those 21 days is to add one new habit at a time and to piggy-back it onto something that is already a fixed habit you have.  Do it at the same time as the habitual thing.

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Graduating Elementary against the odds: Autism Recovery

Here’s a great story of autism recovery.

I just watched a video of one of my patients graduating elementary school.  The audience CHEERED loudly when he went onto the stage to collect his graduation certificate.  That cheer was very much deserved.  He has come a LONG way to graduate and he wasn’t dealt an easy hand.   His mum sent me the video as she is thrilled with what homeopathy has been able to help her son to achieve.

“He now wakes on time for school at same time. He’s down by 6.40am. He’s perfectly on time.
Seeing good improvements. Meeting at the school –> Going to middle school this year! They had lots of good things to tell. Earlier he used to be distracted and talk to people asking the same questions over and over though he knew the answers. He is polite but gets on with his own things. Good improvement in speech. Diversified forms of sentence. Using more words spontaneously, very naturally. It is good and remarkable improvement.”

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Arsenic detox: Obesity may not be the biggest issue with Rice.

I’m looking to talk to you about arsenic detox and where arsenic toxicity might be coming in from.

I was busy writing a reply to this steemit  post: https://steemit.com/health/@mgibson/does-rice-increase-your-weight by @mgibson, but it got a bit too long and involved.  So, rather than dumping it in his replies, I turned it into a blog. [You can find and upvote my version of it here … it is the same as this article.]

Beyond the glycemic index issues around weight gain with rice I want to let people know there are arsenic toxicity issues and how to avoid them and still eat rice.
I read that we sometimes will make fat cells to lock away toxic substances and that it is very difficult to get your body to liberate fat before detoxing those substances as your body will hold on to that fat to keep the toxins locked away.  Maybe the detoxifying action of drinking lots of water is behind the recommendation to drink to encourage fat loss, but I suspect there will be other more complex metabolic processes involved also.

I notice a pattern in my daily practice as a homeopath treating autistic children: very high rates of arsenic in their hair tests when they come from an ethnic group from the Indian subcontinent.  This is the case even when they were born and live in the UK and the USA.
I asked my husband about this. Was it in well water?  Was it transferred down from mother to child because I was seeing high levels of arsenic in children who were born in the USA who hadn’t drunk arsenic contaminated water?
He said it is likely to be from a diet rich in rice grown in arsenic-rich soils and directed me to this article


credit: The Independent.

Recommendations for avoiding arsenic from rice consumption:

Sourcing rice from regions with lower grain inorganic arsenic concentrations – for example, basmati rice is two to three-fold lower in inorganic arsenic than rice from the European Union or from the US. Cooking rice in a large excess of water also helps to remove inorganic arsenic. link.

Need an Arsenic Detox?

There are quite a few ways to detox arsenic.  One of the gentlest and most effective is through homeopathic detox.  [This is something I need to do regularly with patients]. Homeopathic detox is not without its challenges and it is good to be taking lots of vitamin c, and daily recommended doses of zinc, magnesium and selenium to support detox.
There are also other ways involving chelation, but they can be pretty heavy on the adrenal system and organs.  Andy Cutler talks lots about this method. Plenty of info on google.

Making a Homeopathic Solution.

This is a ‘How To’ page.

  • How to prepare and take a homeopathic solution [“med sol”].
  • How to use a dilution glass [for sensitive patients]

Preparing and taking a homeopathic solution:

You’ll need:

  • 300ml/10 oz glass water bottle (sterilized and ideally coloured to exclude light. Clear glass can be used if you store it in the dark. Please don’t use old medicine bottles due to possible residues.)
  • Spring water to fill the bottle to 2/3 full (not tap water due to chlorine, etc).
  • 1 remedy pill from your prescription.
  • 1 tbsp brandy or vodka (as a preservative).
    This is safe for babies/children/pregnant women when diluted in 200ml of water as only a few drops will be taken. If you need to avoid alcohol, the med sol will last 3 days in a fridge and a fresh one will need to be made if taking the remedy for longer than 3 days.

To prepare:

  1. Add water, remedy pill, and alcohol to the bottle.
  2. Clearly label with date, contents and patient’s name.
  3. Store in a cool, dark place [especially if using a clear glass bottle] & out of the reach of children.

Before taking your dose ‘succuss’ as follows:

  1. Cap the bottle.
  2. Bash it bottom first, hard, onto a soft surface the prescribed number of times (or 3 times if no number is specified).  This mixes and activates the remedy and must be done before every dose.Succussing is done to activate the remedy and very slightly raise the potency before each dose.

Dose:
A few drops on a teaspoon to be taken on the tongue.

How to use a dilution glass:

If you have been asked to “take the remedy through a dilution glass” please follow these instructions:

Diluting a homeopathic solution dose:

  1. Make up your homeopathic solution.
  2. Succuss the required number of times.
  3. Take a few drops of your homeopathic solution and place into a drinking glass of spring water [‘dilution glass’].
  4. Stir and take a dose from this glass.  A few drops on a teaspoon to be taken on the tongue.
  5. To take your next dose, succuss the homeopathic solution as instructed and repeat the process.

If you have been asked to take the dose through 2 dilution glasses”

  1. Take a few drops from your dilution glass and place into a second drinking glass of spring water.
  2. Stir and take your dose from this 2nd glass.  A few drops on a teaspoon to be taken on the tongue.

Diluting a dry pill dose:

  1. Make a homeopathic solution without alcohol.
  2. Stir the homeopathic solution [succuss the prescribed number of times if it is in a glass bottle].
  3. Take a few drops of the homeopathic solution and put into a drinking glass of spring water [the ‘dilution glass’].
  4. Stir & take your dose from this glass.  A few drops on a teaspoon to be taken on the tongue.

If you have any questions message me at www.facebook.com/sallylloydhomeopathy

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