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  • You are so fortunate to have  Dr. Kellerstein as faculty; CCHM is a place for quality study of homeopathic medicine and I refer my chiropractic students to your college for advanced study in homeopathy. I am always so excited when I can touch a student in the chiropractic program to look...
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  • Having returned in April from a trip to Taiwan and the Phillipines, I would like to tell you how homeopathy ‘saved the day’ as per usual!  Since I never travel anywhere without my kit, I was especially glad to have brought it on this trip.  Personally, I used remedies for...
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  • I wanted to pass along some feedback from the weekend courses. Monica is wonderful, her presentation helped everyone in the class and her way of narrowing down the case symptoms was very helpful. Joe on Sunday introduced us to a way of studying the remedies that worked for me very...
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  • The online Teaching Clinic has enhanced my learning curve, raised the bar, challenged my way of thinking as a distance student in a fun and exciting manner. Must say this is an excellent way to hone your skills in preparation to becoming a successful homeopath. Highly recommend and encourage students...
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  • I am quite impressed with the program at CCHM. I was able to catch up easily with the online format and join my class before the end of the first term. Homepathy is exactly what I was looking for to fill the gap in my practice, it will allow me...
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  • I  am a distance student from Texas. I  really enjoyed  Lisa’s presentation on “Womens Issues.” She always does a stellar job of presentation of material.  I also enjoy her approach on teaching on the tapes within my lessons. She makes it very easy to understand and see the remedies true...
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  • Hi Kim, my name is Martina and I was one of the post grad students you had this weekend for CCHM. Thank you!! Your teachings in the webinar were fascinating, invaluable, insightful and humbling. I have so much to learn!  --Martina M.

Stay Cool During the Heat Wave: Homeopathy for Heat Stroke!

It is really hot outside.  Yesterday felt hotter than those three summers when I lived in Austin, Texas.  Now, that is hot.  As Canadians, we always yearn for the warm weather especially since we live through colder temperatures for most of the year.

We should remember that extreme heat can negatively impact our health.  Sometimes, symptoms can sneak up on us as well.  The biggest concern is people at risk such as the elderly, children, people with chronic diseases such as heart disease, and emphysema and people on certain medications.  Part of the issue is also mobility.  Many people don’t have access to air conditioning and find it difficult to get out to a cooling centre or a cooler environment.

The main concern is Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke.  Heat exhaustion occurs when your body gets too hot.  Normally, the body cools itself by sweating.  But if you are exposed to high temperatures for a long time (working outdoors in the summer, for example) and don't replace the fluids you lose, the body systems that regulate temperature become overwhelmed.  Heat exhaustion occurs when your body gets too hot and your body is not able to cool itself down anymore.  Heat stroke can be very serious to the point that if you suspect you have heat stroke you should access emergency medical treatment immediately.

How Can Homeopathy Help?

Homeopathy can be very helpful in cases of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  We need to be able to understand the symptoms of heat stroke and make sure our patients have access to emergency medical care.  That being said, Homeopathy can still be of use as a complement to emergency medicine. Some remedies that may be useful are:

Glonoine:

This is one of the top remedies to consider in heat stroke especially in the following symptoms are present; eyes fixed without expression, glassy eyes, pupils contracted, pulse either barely perceptible or so quick it can’t be counted, loss of speech, face pale, white or yellowish-red; cold sweat, body cold and head hot to the touch.

Belladonna:

It is easy to confuse Belladonna and Glonoine (see above).  They both have cold body with a hot head, fixed or staring eyes etc.  However, there are some differences.  Typically you would see dilated pupils in Belladonna.  In addition, the face will typically be red.  Other symptoms that indicate Belladonna can include involuntary stool or urination, twitching or trembling of the limbs, bending the head backwards and an unusually heavy sleep.

Aconite:

Aconite can also be useful.  Symptoms calling for this remedy can include heat in the whole body (and not as much in the head as in Belladonna and Glonoine), contracted pupils, hard and full pulse.  One way to differentiate Aconite is its characteristic anxiety and restlessness. 

 

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