Free Seminar: Natural Remedies for First-Aid

Rising Sun Wellness’s patients, friends, and family are invited to join Aaron Stiner, CCH, Homeopath, for a free seminar on Natural Remedies for First-Aid, January 21, at Breathe Body & Mind Studio in Springfield, from 1 – 2pm.

Click here to register today!

In this seminar, you will learn about the top all-natural, Homeopathic remedies you can use in first-aid situations like injuries, shock, wounds,  stings, burns, and illnesses. You will learn the basics of Homeopathy, the indications and symptoms for leading Homeopathic first-aid remedies, and how to use the remedies. 

Homeopathic remedies have demonstrated efficacy in treating a variety of chronic and acute health conditions in adults, teens, and children. Homeopathic remedies are all-natural, safe, and FDA regulated. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased over-the-counter.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

Aaron Stiner Receives National Homeopathy Credential

I am pleased to share that I was recently conferred the Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) credential for professional homeopaths from the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC).

The CHC certifies individuals who meet and maintain recognized professional standards and ethical competency in classical homeopathy through a certification exam for those who meet the educational requirements.

You can click here to read the requirements to take the exam, which include a minimum of 500 hours of preparation in the theory and foundations of homeopathy, 500 hours of clinical training, and college level courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Disease Pathology.

This certification provides confidence to you, my future or current patient, that your healthcare is in good hands!

Aaron Stiner, CCH
Homeopath, Rising Sun Wellness

Rising Sun Wellness in the News!

I was recently invited by the local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) ( to present on using Homeopathy for First-Aid.

My presentation was featured in an article in the local Alexandria Gazette newspaper. You can click here and scroll to page 9 to read the article, or view in the image below.

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a source for accurate information on nutrition and health and they aim to provide scientific validation of traditional foodways. They conduct, publish, and disseminate research, education, and seminars on a variety of topics dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet. You can check out the Alexandria, Virginia, chapter by clicking here.

A big thank you to the Weston A. Price Foundation for inviting me and to the Gazette for a great article!

Aaron Stiner, CCH
Homeopath, Rising Sun Wellness

Treat Fatigue Naturally

Homeopathy is a natural, holistic healthcare treatment with proven results in a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including fatigue, exhaustion, and burnout.

Homeopathy is not naturopathy, herbal medicine, or essential oils. It is a unique system of medicine used by over 500 million people worldwide!

People using Homeopathic treatment for fatigue and exhaustion experience the following results:

  • Increased energy and better sleep
  • A brighter mood and improved outlook on life
  • Lasting relief from aches, pains, and other physical symptoms
  • Clearer thinking and better focus
Treat at home, or see a Homeopath?

One of the great things about Homeopathy is that you can relieve your fatigue and exhaustion by treating yourself at home. You can purchase Homeopathic remedies at your local health food store, Whole Foods, or online. The remedies are safe, FDA regulated, inexpensive, and free from side-effects.

Scroll down to read about three leading remedies to treat fatigue and exhaustion —

But, how do you know if you should treat yourself at home or if you should see a professional Homeopath (like me)?

Self-treat at home if…
  • Your fatigue and exhaustion are only occasional or situational (less than 4 times/year)
  • You are generally healthy and just need one-time relief
  • You are not using multiple medications or alternative treatments
See a Homeopath if…
  • Your fatigue and exhaustion are ongoing and regularly occurring
  • You have an underlying health condition contributing to fatigue and exhaustion
  • You would like relief for your whole person – mind, body, and feelings
  • You have tried other treatments without results
  • You are on several other medications

Homeopathic Remedies for Treating Exhaustion and Fatigue

If you decide you want to treat your exhaustion and fatigue at home using safe, natural Homeopathic remedies, below are three you can try.

Each remedy has specific symptoms that it treats. You want to match the remedy to your experience of fatigue and exhaustion.

Your symptoms don’t have to be a perfect match for what is listed and you may think “oh two remedies fit”. But, in Homeopathy we try one remedy at a time. Pick the closest match and give that remedy a try. If it doesn’t work, try another!

Remedy: China Officinalis (Chin.)

People needing Chin. experience weakness in the morning on waking. They feel drowsy and exhausted all day. People needing this remedy are so sleepy that they make mistakes in words and can’t arrange their thoughts. They are weak and tired after meals.

People needing this remedy have an absence of their usual lively mood, with a desire to be alone. Their sleep is heavy with snoring. They have anxious dreams, night sweats over the whole body, and awake anxious. They are so tired they become averse to mental or physical exertion.

Remedy: Ferrum Metallicum (Ferr.)

People needing Ferr. are so weak they can’t speak or walk and just want to lie down. They have a feeling of exhaustion and heaviness of the limbs, but their limbs are restless. People needing this remedy suffer from insomnia with tossing and turning all night. They are kept awake by thoughts of work and fall asleep late into the night. They have dreams of wars and battles.

Also, if fatigue and exhaustion makes a person argumentative and distressed then Ferr. is a great remedy. People needing Ferr. are often happy one evening, sad the next.

Remedy: Phosphorous (Phos.)

Phos. is an effective remedy when the person wakes in the morning feeling unrefreshed. Their body feels heavy and they want to stay in bed because they are exhausted all day. People needing Phos. have weakness and trembling of their limbs on every exertion.

Phos. is excellent when a person is sleepy by day, sleepless at night, especially when they are sleepy but can’t close their eyes. Because of their exhaustion, people needing Phos. are depressed and avoids responsibilities. They desire company, consolation, and sympathy, all which make them feel better. They are aggravated by light, sound, odor, and touch.

Dosing Instructions

Use the above remedies in the 30c potency. Take two pellets under the tongue every 2—4 hours as symptoms persist for up to 5 days. It’s best if you don’t have food or drink (except water) for 15 minutes before and after taking the remedy.

If symptoms continue after 5 days, contact me for a Homeopathic Wellness Consultation. The remedies are FDA regulated, side-effect and chemical free, and can be used safely with other treatments and medications.

My Services

I would be happy to help you through Homeopathy. I use Homeopathic remedies to help you:

— Calm your anxious thoughts and feelings
— Restore your energy, improve your sleep, and lift your mood
— Find lasting relief from aches, pains, and other physical symptoms
— Clear your inner obstacles to living with freedom, tranquility, and ease

Click here to learn more and to schedule today!

All the best,

Aaron Stiner, Homeopath
Rising Sun Wellness

Natural Remedies for Motion Sickness

Hi friends! I hope your summer is going great!

For many people, summer comes with travel, including car rides, airplane flights, and boat trips. Unfortunately, the travel-fun can sometimes be interrupted by motion sickness.

Homeopathy can help!


Common symptoms of motion/travel sickness include:

  • Vertigo, dizziness, and a sense of unease
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Dazed feeling
  • Fatigue

Scroll down for a list of the best Homeopathic remedies for motion/travel sickness.

Try the Homeopathic remedies listed below in the 30c potency. Each remedy is linked to Amazon but you can also buy them at your local health food store. They are cheap, safe, and effective!

Take 2 – 3 pellets under the tongue at the first sign of symptoms. Take a dose (2 – 3 pellets) every 15 – 30 minutes, or up to once an hour as symptoms persist. If you get motion sickness a lot you can take the remedy preemptively.

It’s best if you don’t eat or drink (except water) 10- 15 minutes before and after taking the remedy. The remedies do not interact with other medications and are safe for adults, teens, and kids (even pets!).

Remember, Homeopathy is an individualized medicine. Review the symptoms for each remedy to determine which one is best matched to your experience of motion sickness. It does not need to be a perfect match – if most of your symptoms are similar to the remedy you should experience relief.

I am confident that if you select a well matched remedy it will relieve your motion sickness. Of course, I am always here to help! Click here to contact me.

Homeopathic Remedies for Motion/Travel Sickness

Cocculus Indicus (Cocc.)

People needing Cocculus to relieve their motion sickness have the following symptoms:

  • Worse for car and boat rides.
  • Nauseated especially when lifting the head.
  • Loathe all food and drink; accompanied by excess saliva.
  • Headache in the forehead and back of the head; their head feels heavy.
  • Sore neck, especially in the nape of the neck and upper shoulders.
  • Stomach is bloated and there is retching and vomiting.
  • Feel dazed and weak, sensitive to light and noise.

Borax (Bor.)

People needing Borax to relieve their motion sickness have the following symptoms:

  • Worse for up and down motion – this a great remedy for airplane sickness.
  • The up and down motion causes vertigo and faintness.
  • Fearful, anxious, and fidgety.
  • Easily startled and become frightened at every sudden noise.
  • Nausea with trembling in the body and pain in the stomach.
  • Dry mouth but vomits after drinking.

Bryonia (Bry.)

People needing Bryonia to relieve their motion sickness have the following symptoms:

  • Worse for any kind of motion, just want to lie still.
  • Just want to go home and be left alone. They are irritable and touchy.
  • Dizzy, faint, and nauseous, especially on rising up from their seat.
  • Bursting, splitting headache in the forehead and behind the eyes.
  • Dry tongue, bitter taste in the mouth.
  • Better for drinking large quantities of water.
  • Vomits warm drinks and food.

Petroleum (Petr.)

People needing Petroleum to relieve their motion sickness have the following symptoms:

  • Worse especially for car, train, and boat rides.
  • Irritable and worried; in extreme situations might fear death.
  • Vertigo with the sensation that their head is swinging or swimming.
  • Throbbing headache.
  • Dry mouth with bitter, sour taste in the mouth.
  • Feeling of emptiness in the stomach
  • Hungry but eating causes stomach pain and diarrhea.
  • Better for warm rooms and warm air.

Tabacum (Tab.)

People needing Tabacum to relieve their motion sickness have the following symptoms:

  • Worse especially for boat rides.
  • Excessive vertigo with copious cold sweat; worse on opening eyes.
  • Disruptions to inner ear function brought on by seasickness – creates head spinning, ear ringing, and ear pressure.
  • Ravenous hunger, is nauseated if they don’t eat; loathes drinking water.
  • Deathly pale with icy skin.
  • Retching and vomiting.
  • Better for open air.

Phew, none of that sounds very fun at all!

While I hope your summer time travel doesn’t include any motion sickness or suffering of any kind, Homeopathy is here to help!

And, if your summer unfortunately includes bug bites, burns, or injuries, check out my blog post on Top Summertime Remedies!

Be loved and be well!

– Aaron Stiner, Homeopath

Homeopathic Summertime First-Aid

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer I want to share some of the best Homeopathic remedies for summertime first-aid. 

Homeopathy is great because it is safe and effective for adults, teens, and kids. The remedies are inexpensive, free from side-effects, and available over-the-counter.

The School of Homeopathy, where I completed my Advanced Practitioner Diploma, recently shared an article, “Top Homeopathic Remedies for Summertime First-Aid”. (scroll down for the link)

The article shares remedies for conditions like:

ConditionHomeopathic Remedy
– Injuries, including falls, sprains, and strains (or getting hit with a baseball!)
Click here to read more about Arnica, including how it can help in dental work!
– Bites, stings, and allergiesApis
– Puncture wounds, especially rusty nailsLedum
– Sunstroke with red face, glassy eyes, and headacheBelladonna
– Car sickness/motion sicknessCocculus
Click each remedy name to purchase on Amazon

The article mentions a few more great first-aid remedies as well!

Click to read: Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for Summertime First-Aid, then come back and check out the dosing instructions, below.

Dosing Instructions

Use 30c potency for first-aid situations. If the remedy is given immediately after an injury, sting, or wound, it can reduce and even prevent bruising, swelling, pain, and redness.

In motion sickness, if Cocculus is given before you get in the car, boat, or airplane, it can prevent nausea and vomiting.

Take 2 – 3 pellets of the remedy under your tongue every 30-minutes to 1-hour at the first symptoms, and every 2 – 4 hours as symptoms persist. 

It’s best if you don’t handle the pellets directly – just dump the pellets from the cap directly under your tongue. The remedies will not interact with other medications and are side-effect free. They are safe for adults, teens, and kids (even pets!).

Remedies are very affordable and can be purchased at your local health food store, Whole Foods, or from Amazon.

Of course, if you need a more detailed first-aid intake you can contact me for an Acute Care Consultation.

If you are dealing with chronic illness or long standing symptoms which don’t seem to clear, even with conventional treatments, then contact me for a Homeopathic Wellness Consultation.

As always, be well and be loved!

Arnica: Homeopathic remedy for bumps, bruises, falls, sprains, and injuries

You need this Homeopathic remedy in your first-aid kit!

Arnica is the first remedy to reach for in injuries – falls, bumps to the head, muscle strains, sprains, or when your kid knocks their shin on the table-leg! (Or gets hit with a baseball in little league!)

Arnica promotes healing, reduces bruising and swelling, and alleviates pain and shock from injuries. It is also great to use before and after dental work, or childbirth.

People needing Arnica will often deny they are hurt, even when they feel sore and bruised.

Arnica will help lift the dark mood and sensitivity to touch that can sometimes come with an injury, shock, or trauma. 

Take 2 – 3 pellets of Arnica 200c under the tongue as soon as possible after the injury. Use every 30-minutes to 1-hour at the start, and every 2 – 4 hours as symptoms persist. 

Homeopathic remedies are FDA-regulated, natural, safe, and effective. You can purchase remedies over-the-counter at most health food stores or online without a prescription. Here’s a link to Arnica 200c on Amazon

Arnica can also be used topically. I recommend T-Relief cream, made with Arnica, if you have an achy, stiff muscle, ligament, or joint, apply 2 – 3 times per day. Contact me if symptoms persist longer than a week. 

Click here to learn more about my Acute Care Consultation for injuries, colds, flus, rashes, indigestion, etc.

May you be loved, happy, and healthy!

Homeopathy for Hay Fever and Allergies

I can’t manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them.

— Paul McCartney

Are you sniffling and sneezing your way through Spring? It may not be fun, but it’s a good sign!

Your healthy immune system is doing its job, clearing out irritants and keeping illnesses from invading more deeply.

Photo by Lukas on

However, it’s not all good news. While symptom creation is the sign of a healthy immune system, sometimes those symptoms, like a runny nose, hacking cough, or constant sneezing, can get in the way of us being happy, healthy, and successful.

And, sometimes, if the immune system isn’t strong enough, those symptoms linger and worsen into deeper ailments.

That’s where Homeopathy comes in!

Homeopathic remedies have clearly demonstrated results in relieving the symptoms of allergies, without side effects.

Homeopathy works with your immune system, helping restore you to full health more quickly.

There are a variety of Homeopathic remedies which can relieve your allergy symptoms. Remember, Homeopathy is “individualized medicine”; each remedy has specific indications that make it the best match for your allergies.

Review the remedies at the links below to read the specific symptoms treated by each remedy – for example, is a remedy indicated for a runny nose or a dry, stuffy nose, a moist cough or a dry cough. Look for things like what makes the symptoms better or worse. Those details will help you pick the remedy best suited for you!

Click here to read an article on allergy relief from Washington Homeopathic Products, one of the leading Homeopathic pharmacies in the US. 

And here’s another article on allergy relief, this one from This website has lots of resources for those interested in at-home prescribing for acute illnesses. 

As always I am here if you have questions! If you just need a quick fix for occassional allergies check out my Acute Care Consultation. If you are dealing with chronic allergies along with other health issues, check out my Homeopathic Wellness Consultation.

Best of health to you and your loved ones!