Food sensitivity or intolerance is a common complaint experienced at any stage in life. Symptoms may include nasal congestion, gas, heartburn, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, other symptoms such as migraine can also be the result of an intolerance. The symptoms may be debilitating for the sufferer or may be just mildly annoying.
With homeopathy, we see food intolerances as an imbalance of your self healing mechanism and when taken into account with your other physical symptoms and your emotional wellbeing, a full picture can be formed to find the deeper, underlying malfunction which is causing the imbalance.
Homeopathy can be used to address acute symptoms as they occur, with a first aid kit, you can treat yourself and your family, for chronic symptoms, those lasting for longer than 3 months, it is advisable to seek the help of a qualified homeopath to help clear the underlying causes of the symptoms being experienced.
As with all natural healing systems, understanding your nutritional requirements and being able to fine tune your diet and lifestyle will also help promote natural healing.
Acute remedies for first aid treatment:
Nux vomica: Digestive complaints better for vomiting, feeling very chilly, irritable and over sensitive.
Carbo veg: digestive sluggishness, bloating, dehydration. Better for cool air and burping.
Ipecac: violent nausea, vomiting brings no relief, choking, gagging, better for open air.
Colocynth: severe cramping pains, stabbing pains, gurgling tummy, want to be left alone.