Trip preparation. When it comes down to it, traveling—domestically or abroad—can be difficult when it comes to packing. Do you procrastinate your trip preparation until the last moment? Postpone figuring out what you’ll need for particular activities or the climate where you’re going. Being easily distracted, or do you have young children who require your attention? Even the finest of us experience this during a trip preparation!
On the one hand, you cannot be ready if you don’t pack enough. Yet, if you bring too much, you risk paying expensive baggage fees or not having enough room to carry that lovely memento home. You can even cancel your vacation if you forget an essential travel document! Even simply imagining it makes us anxious!
As a homeopathic doctor, I’m here to ease your worries and make sure you have all first aid remedies you require, have eliminated anything you don’t, and have left nothing behind, including natural and homeopathic remedies that may help you during your vacations or business trip.
Why you should select homeopathic remedies during your trip preparation.
In addition to helping us adjust to change, homeopathic medicines can also help deal with the symptoms of jet lag and any excitements or worries that may be associated with the future. Also, a T travel kit requires very little space in luggage and contains suitable treatments for first aid and the treatment of minor illnesses.
Prepare for the journey.
Start using your jet lag treatments a few days before your trip to help you adjust to change. At this time, begin taking Arsenicum 6c, and keep doing so throughout the journey or, at the very least, until you reach your destination. Ledum 6c is thought to help prevent mosquito bites when visiting places where they are an issue. It’s crucial to remember that preventative medications like these function best when taken at low potency. Considerations that 30c or higher will be better can backfire.
When you may need homeopathic remedies and why you should consider them while preparing for the trip.
When traveling, homeopathic medicines and a thorough understanding of first aid and local conditions are invaluable advantages, particularly if camping and trekking in remote locations. Sometimes receiving medical care abroad is either entirely unwelcome or too far away. Know how to use your medications and other supplies exceptionally well.
Don’t skimp on your remedy kit if you’re going to go to a remote location. Carefully study the following advice and pick cures that are right for you. Ensure your medications are clearly labeled and contain explanatory leaflets.
Aconite: acute exhilaration and terror. Anxiety and worry accompanied by diarrhea. quite chatty.
Argentum Nitricum: Fears of heights, crowds, enclosed areas, etc. Argentum nitricum is suitable for trembling, meek, and fear of flying, especially during takeoff and landing.
Gelsemium: trembling, agitation, emotional diarrhea, and shut down (also consider Borax).
Homeopathic remedies for physical issues. Include these medicines in your trip preparation procedure.
Arnica can assist with the accompanying “bruised and beaten” feeling and ease jet lag. It is an excellent remedy for backaches, primarily due to carrying heavy luggage.
Bellis Perennis. This remedy eases the discomfort of stiffness in the spine and hurting buttocks brought on by prolonged periods of sitting on lengthy flights.
Ferrum Metallicum helps in altitude adaptation by increasing oxygen-carrying capacity and lowering fatigue. Aconite is good for numbness, tingling, and freezing coldness in the hands and feet. Borax — Aversion to falling and moving downward. headaches from altitude – Glonoine.
Pulsatilla. A few people get ear pain while traveling by air. If the symptoms only partially or reoccur, it is crucial to seek expert help immediately. At first, the suggested cure might need to be used repeatedly before relief is seen. Pulsatilla can relieve sudden earaches as the plane descends.
Chamomilla. An excellent remedy for babies and toddlers screaming and crying uncontrollably due to agitation and discomfort.
Belladonna. Broad spectrum homeopathic remedy that is effective for sharp, intense pain, mainly if it is right-sided.
Natrum muriaticum. When this homeopathic remedy is taken frequently throughout the trip, it will help regulate fluid levels and lessen the swelling of ankles: fluid retention and circulation.
Hamamelis, Pulsatilla, Sepia, or Lachesis can aid with sluggish venous circulation, depending on your specific symptoms.
The veins are strengthened by the tissue salts Calcarea Fluorica 6x, Ferrum Phosphoricum 6x, Mag Phosphoricum 6x, and Natrum Muriaticum 6x. Start them if you can get them a week or two before your trip.
Common travel conditions that could be alleviated with homeopathic remedies that you should consider during your trip preparation.
For emotional instability, secure the following remedies during the trip preparation:
Kali Phosphoricum 6c is an excellent treatment for those who quickly become overstimulated by time changes, lengthy trips, and other forms of change. The body can adapt to physical, mental, and psychic changes using Arsenicum album 6c. This entails adjusting to new foods, drinks, and environments. Nux vomica occurs when our regular habits are changed, significantly when these changes impact our ability to sleep and digest food.
Fear and anxiety are possible pre-travel responses that are frequently experienced. Start taking the selected cure a few days before the trip at the 30th potency.
Aconite has sleeplessness due to excitement and terror. concerned, anxious, and restless. Coffee: unable to fall asleep due to racing thoughts. Quick to act and full of ideas. sleepless from happiness. Nux vomica for the symptoms caused by mental exhaustion or excessive consumption of food, coffee, etc. Safe essential oils and Bach remedies promote calm.
Begin these treatments the day before the journey and continue them until the symptoms have subsided. You should also continue them after the flight.
Physical exhaustion accompanied by sore muscles and limbs
For this common condition, consider Arnica 30c. Kali Phosphoricum also provides a relaxing impact on the nervous system. Arnica is an alternative.
Exhaustion can be brought on by excessive exertion, diarrhea, or overexposure, and it needs to be handled as such. Overwork, exhaustion, a hard mattress, and a feeling of being battered and bruised—Arnica. Back pain from Bellis perennis, unfamiliar exercise, and exposure. Chills, strained or sprained muscles: Rhus tox. Strain or injury to ligaments and tendons – Ruta. China, Phosphoric Acid, or Ferrum Phosphoricum are remedies for fatigue brought on by dehydration, fluid loss from sweat, or diarrhea.
Dizziness and Vertigo
Use Cocculus if you feel dizzy and worried due to lack of sleep. A unique Bach Flower combination called Radiation Remedy is used to treat jet lag and lessen the effects of radiation.
Don’t forget to include these remedies in your trip preparation routine. Use homeopathic remedies frequently throughout the trip and until the symptoms go away. Spring water with ten drops added should be sipped often throughout the flight. When you’re done, top it off at the drink machine and add more Bach Flower Remedies. This will give you a floral cure and keep you hydrated, as dehydration is a significant factor in jet lag. Echinacea and additional Vitamin C are also suggested.
Travel sickness is a very unpleasant experience, especially for young children, whether during a flight, boat trip, or other modes of transportation. Depending on the severity, administer the prescribed medication 1-2 hours before departure. If the typical reaction is severe, provide 2-3 pills the day before travel.
Headache and nausea
A patient that will benefit from Cocculus is giddy, queasy, and wants to lie down. If these symptoms are not specific, you might do better with tabacum or petroleum.
Any form of injuries
Arnica is crucial for bruising, trauma, and shock after accidents, injuries, and shock. It is a fantastic item to have in case of an accident. If there is an accident or injury, use it immediately and repeat as necessary. Until the problem is under control, the dose may need to be administered initially considerably more frequently. Use Aconite and repeat as necessary to relieve terror and shock without causing harm. Hepar Sulfur is used for abscesses and infected wounds. Hypericum is an effective remedy for nerve injury, jammed fingers or toes, spinal injuries, splinters, puncture wounds, bites, and stings. If there are wounds that could become infected, take them routinely. A daily dose of Ledum prevents sepsis from scratches in tropical climates and aids in transit through mosquito-infested areas.
Bruised, sore, and worn out – Arnica. Pulsatilla causes swollen ankles and feet. Heels with cracks – Antimonium Crudum.
Use a clean dressing with a tincture or cream containing Hypericum or Cantharis and calendula, and change it frequently. Use Tea Tree oil or cream to Tinea Graphites or Thuja. Drop some Tea Tree oil into your boots or shoes.
Bites and stings
You can alter your body odor to repel insects by putting more garlic on it, taking Vitamin B1 (50mg twice daily for adults), and taking Caladium 6c and Ledum 6c daily. Take the proper nosode and more Ledum for bug and animal bites and stings. Use hypericum if shooting pains—especially the bee and wasp – Apis – swelling and itching. Homoeopathic Histamine can also affect the allergic reaction. Use Gunpowder and Pyrogen for several weeks to treat secondary infections. Cantharis should be taken if a watery blister appears. Carbo veg: Shock and collapse.
Colds and flu
Anas Barbariae 200c taken every two weeks may help if you are prone to getting colds and the flu. Aconite is used to treat the early stages of colds and chills, especially following exposure to cold wind. Arsenicum is a remedy for colds brought on by weather changes, a burning throat, thirst, and watery discharge. Listless, heavy, and sleepy symptoms of the slow-onset flu and summer colds. Traditional “aches and pains flu” remedy: Gelsemium.
Large, dry, and complex stool. commonly required for “travelers’ constipation,” according to Bryonia. Lycopodium: winded, bloated, and without desire. Ineffective nagging and a “ball” feeling are Sepia. Overindulgence and pointless nagging: Nux vomica. Bach Walnut is used for flexibility and receptivity to change. Tissue salts can help with hemorrhoids by increasing suppleness and tone. Think about Lachesis, Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, or Sulphur. Aesculus, if back issues are involved.
Drink lots of water, eat more veggies, sip cranberry juice, and steer clear of acidic foods if you have cystitis. Cantharis: Persistent urge to urinate with stinging and burning, yet just a few drops come out. Apis: Persistent desire accompanied by stinging pains and increased urine production. Belladonna at high temperatures. Staphysagria: Burning between urinations, worst after sex.
Sick stomach and diarrhea
The initial stages of stomach disturbances and diarrhea can be treated with aconite. Arsenicum is used to treat food poisoning, and stomach disturbances brought on by changes in the weather, diet, and water. Excessive consumption of fatty foods, caffeine, alcohol, or when routine changes result in constipation and stomach distress is known as Nux vomica—symptoms brought on by apprehension or a protracted feeling of uncertainty – Argentum Nitricum. Colocynthis is for painful cramps that result in double up. When alternative treatments don’t work for food poisoning and septic fevers, Pyrogen is a good option. China, twice or thrice daily for a few days to help recover and prevent a recurrence. Helps return to normal function is acidophilus.
For sunburn, sunstroke, heat cramps, and exhaustion, use Cantharis, Causticum, or Urtica Urens; if the skin is significantly burned, use Hypericum, homeopathic Burn Cream, or Hypericum Tincture. Vitamin E capsules include ingredients that aid in healing; apply frequently. Glonoine or Belladonna for severe heat headaches. Sunstroke is a dangerous condition that may require immediate medical care. Carbo veg is used for collapse. For cramps, use Magnesium Phosphoricum or Cuprum Metallicum and gently massage the muscles. Exercise in a hot climate frequently causes cramps, headaches, and weariness; to help restore the fluid balance, administer electrolyte replacement or a little salt and Rescue Remedy in clean water.
In humid environments, this might be a concern. Limit your intake of foods high in sugar and yeast, use cotton underwear, and avoid scented soap and other commercial products near your vagina. Pulsatilla: Creamy, bland, or yellow-green or yellow-green discharge, frequently before period. Extremely unpleasant discharge and noticeable vulval and vaginal irritation – Sepia. Like the white of an egg, the discharge was clear and thick. Borax is the worst mid-cycle. Acidity and odorous discharge – Natrum Phosphoricum.
First aid for hiking
Add the following items to your kit of homeopathic remedies
- plasters, etc.
- sterile syringes and needles.
- a few glass dropper bottles and 10ml bottles.
- the tinctures of Euphrasia and Hypericum, calendula, burn, and rescue remedies.
To ward off insects, apply cream or citronella oil. Lavender, Hypericum, and cream or oil made from Tea Tree. Any aromatic substances should be packaged apart from homeopathic. Add capsules of vitamins C and E, acidophilus, and replacement electrolytes.
Need help with trip preparation?
If you suffer from severe illnesses and need help with your trip preparation, contact Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic at (267) 403-3085. Dr. Tsan can recommend the most common homeopathic remedies you will use during your trip. At the clinic, you can also buy these remedies.