Homeopathy and pregnancy planning
Herbal and homeopathic treatments have been around for thousands of years and are used by all different cultures. The recent popularity of globule treatment comes from many people’s reluctance to use chemical treatments that we know now may be harmful to our health. Although these natural treatments are effective, it is important that they are used properly because they are very potent. Most chemists have sections dedicated to alternative treatments and usually have brochures outlining what the specific treatments are used for. You can also find these treatments at health specialty shops where trained staff can answer any questions you may have about their products. Below we have outlined some suggestions about natural treatments that may be helpful to those who are planning a family.
IMPORTANT: If you want to take homeopathic agents, you should always wait 10 minutes before eating and brushing your teeth because certain substances act as antidotes to homeopathic agents. These include coffee, camomile, peppermint and essential oils. The latter can be found in toothpaste and mouthwashes. You should therefore avoid these products during treatment. You should also remember not to take homeopathic agents with a metal spoon.
Because patients are treated individually in classic homeopathy, there is no indication of the therapeutic effect to be found on homeopathic agents. There are, however, preparations which have proven successful when it comes to child planning. These include complex agents (i.e. those consisting of several active ingredients) and those that are taken on a symptom-by-symptom basis. The dosage of homeopathic agents is normally determined by the treating therapist. Usually 5 globules (twice a day) or one tablet (twice a day) of the relevant therapeutic agent is placed under the tongue.
Whereas classic homeopathy uses hundreds of agents to treat patients, Dr. Schuessler’s biochemistry is confined to a few substances.
These substances are also homeopathically prepared and stimulate the body to heal itself. The body’s stocks of minerals and trace elements can also be replenished with Schuessler salts. During the child-planning phase, it is important to compensate for iron, calcium, magnesium or zinc deficiencies. Schuessler salts usually come in tablet form. In order for them to work correctly, it is important to dissolve the tablets slowly in your mouth or dissolve them in water and then drink the water in sips.
|Area of application||Homeopathic agents||Schuessler salts|
|General fertility disorders without organic causes||Aristolochia D12, Pulsatilla D12, Lilium D12, Berberis D3, Corpus luteum D6, D12, Barium carbonicum D12||7, 21, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 19, 26|
|Luteal phase deficiency||Agnus castus D4, Pulsatilla D12||13, 25|
|Slow egg maturation||Sepia D12, Caprum metallicum D6, Pulsatilla D12||21|
|Hormone disorders||Pulsatilla D12, Agnus castus D4||9, 25|
|Fertility disorder after inflammation in the genital area||Sepia D12, Thuja D12||11|
|Endometriosis||Aurum metallicum D12, Sepia D12, Agnus castus D4, Natrium muriaticum D12, Lachesis D12, Borax D3||2, 9, 11, 25|
|Male fertility disorder without organic causes||Agnus castus D12, Testis comp. N, Caladium D12, Selenium D12, Nux vomica D12, Acidum sulfuricum D12||9, 21, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11, 19, 26|
|Diminished sperm quality||Ginseng D1, Selenium D6, Acidum phosphoricum D3, Thuja D12, Zincum metallicum D12, Hamamelis D12||17, 21|
|Reduced sperm count||21|