Heatstroke Relief

Many parts of the United States are experiencing unprecedented levels of heat putting individuals at an increased risk of heatstroke.

Scroll down to read about the Top 3 Homeopathic Remedies for Heatstroke!

Two cases of heatstroke, two different Homeopathic remedies

My older son came in from mowing our neighbors lawn during a recent hot day. He was clearly suffering.

Gasping for breath and pale, he sat down heavily. He said, “I just need to catch my breath, drink some cold water, and maybe lay down. I feel exhausted.”

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I gave him one dose of the Homeopathic remedy, Carbo Vegetabilis (Carb-v.) 30c, and he started feeling better within minutes. His skin returned to its normal color, his breathing calmed, and his energy returned.

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Another day, my younger son’s little league team faced a tough opponent on a hot day. One of his teammates came to the dugout with a bright red face and a dazed look in his eyes. He paced around the dugout in clear distress and a little irritable.

Strangely, he refused water even though he was clearly hot and complained of a headache. He said his head was throbbing. I offered my help to his parents, who agreed.

One dose of Belladonna (Bella.) 30c and he was able to relax, sit down, and begin drinking water. He returned to the game with his energy restored. He requested a second dose a few innings later and finished the game without any issues.

Individualized Medicine

In these two cases we see that each person responds differently to overheating. In Homeopathy, there is no “one-size-fits-all”. Therefore, each kid got the remedy suited to their individual symptoms.

The better you can match the symptom-picture of the remedy to the symptoms experienced by the individual, the better the results.

Individualization = rapid and effective healing.

Top Three Homeopathic Remedies for Heatstroke

Homeopathy is incredibly effective in treating a wide-variety of acute and chronic health conditions, including heatstroke. Below are three top Homeopathic remedies to relieve the symptoms of heatstroke.

The remedies can be purchased for relatively inexpensively online or at your local health food stores, including Whole Foods, Mom’s Organic Market (MOMs), or the Vitamin Shoppe.

One of the three remedies should cover most of the individual responses to heatstroke and it may be helpful to have them on hand, just in case.

However, it is always good to call 9-1-1 in the cases of extreme heatstroke. You can also contact me for an Acute Care Consult if you need further advice or if symptoms linger.

The dosing instructions follow the list of remedies.

Try Belladonna (Bella.) if your heatstroke symptoms include…

  • Overheating with bright red face, sunburned skin, and a congested head
  • Limbs and muscles are swollen and cramping
  • Throbbing, sharp, or shooting headache that comes on suddenly
  • Dry throat and dry mouth, but you lack thirst, only want to drinks in sips, or desire lemonade
  • Your sweat comes and goes – one minute you are dripping sweat, the next minute you are dry and shivering
  • Fearful, restless, and distressed; you are sensitive to light, noise, and getting jarred; may become irritable

Try Carbo Vegetabilis (Carb-v.) if your heatstroke symptoms include…

  • Overheated, exhausted, collapsed, and you need to lie down
  • Pale face with clammy skin; may include profuse sweating
  • Cooling down can actually worsen your symptoms and increase your weakness
  • “Air hungry” – can’t catch your breath, you need air, and you want to be fanned
  • Limbs feel very heavy and dragging
  • Sluggish and dull mentally; dull, heavy headache
  • Carb-v is also known as the “Corpse Reviver” because the patient will look and feel like a corpse!

Try Lachesis (Lach.) if your heatstroke symptoms include…

  • Rapid onset of symptoms with flushes of heat, especially in the head and face, that seem to rise up
  • Weakness, trembling, and awkward walking gait
  • Skin is blotchy and dark, mottled and purple
  • Stiff, sore neck; throat is dry and constricted, worse for empty swallowing, better for swallowing cold drinks and cold food – both which you make you feel better
  • Sensitive and intolerant to touch; clothing aggravates your skin and feels tight and constricting around your throat and chest
  • Delirious, nervous, talkative and rambling

Dosing Instructions

  • Use the above remedies in the 30c potency.
  • The remedies come as pellets in a small vial. One dose = two pellets.
  • Dispense the pellets into the vial cap by twisting the cap. Do not touch the pellets with your hands. Dump them from the vial cap directly under your tongue.
  • Take two pellets under the tongue at the first indication of symptoms. Repeat every 15–30 minutes for two hours, or until symptoms clear.
  • The sooner you start dosing after the symptoms begin, the quicker the relief.
  • If symptoms persist, take two pellets every 2—4 hours for up to three days until symptoms clear – or call 9-1-1.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please contact me with any questions!

And, while you are here, check out my Consultations page to learn more about my services.

Aaron Stiner, CCH
Rising Sun Wellness

Upcoming Workshop: Homeopathy for Yoga

Hi friends, I will be conducting a workshop at Rising Sol Yoga School in Old Town, Alexandria, on Sunday May 21 at 3pm, on using Homeopathic remedies to support yoga health.

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Learn to confidently use Homeopathic remedies to treat a variety of yoga-related ailments and injuries, from strains and sprains to muscle soreness and dehydration to cramps and fatigue. I will teach the benefits of using Homeopathic remedies, as well as how to choose the right remedies for your individual needs.

​Click here to register today! This workshop is free for Rising Sol Yoga members and $10 for guests. This will be presented in lecture and Q+A format. Yoga clothes are not required.

Homeopathic remedies are all-natural, safe, and FDA regulated. They have demonstrated efficacy in treating a wide variety of acute and chronic health conditions, are inexpensive, and can be purchased over the counter at health food stores or online, without a prescription.

​I look forward to seeing you there!

Aaron Stiner, CCH, Homeopath

I discovered the healing power of Homeopathy when our oldest son was treated with Homeopathy for his anxiety and depression. Now, as a Board Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) I bring wellness and full health to others!

Trusted Partner Spotlight: Dr. Julia Wray

In November, I was invited by Dr. Julia Wray to begin seeing patients out of her Cornerstone Chiropractic Family Wellness Center in Old Town, Alexandria. Appreciating Dr. Wray’s holistic approach to healthcare, and her lifelong support of Homeopathy, I agreed!

About Dr. Wray

Dr. Wray has over 30 years of experience in private practice and takes a unique approach to chiropractic care. She focuses on building relationships with her patients and providing holistic treatment to help people move from chronic pain to wellness!

Dr. Wray founded Cornerstone Chiropractic in 1992 to serve the Washington, DC Metro area. While being a sole practitioner, she collaborates with other health care professionals and ensures that her patients receive the best care possible.

Activator Method and Holistic Healing

Dr. Wray utilizes the Activator Method in her adjustments, a low-force, instrument-based form of chiropractic adjustment which does not require the twisting and torquing positions typically used with traditional manual adjustments.

Dr. Wray’s care goes beyond chiropractic adjustments and myotherapy to incorporate postural instruction, guidance with therapeutic home exercise, and nutritional counseling based on the latest evidence-based functional medicine techniques.

While many chiropractic appointments span as little as 3-to-5 minutes, Dr. Wray spends an hour or more with new patients, and an average of 30 minutes per appointment with returning patients. This gives her time to thoroughly discuss, investigate, and precisely identify each patient’s unique set of misalignments.

Massage Therapy at Cornerstone
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In addition to her chiropractic services, Dr. Wray also hosts several massage therapists at Cornerstone Chiropractic Family Wellness Center (and now Homeopathy too!).

Massage therapists Donna Hauprich, Sandra Levy, and Carmen Moll each have significant experience in healing people with a variety of health conditions. Their services can be booked through Dr. Wray’s website.

Thank you Dr. Wray!

I am so grateful to be working with Dr. Wray and her team! I highly recommend Dr. Wray’s chiropractic services, as well as working with one of the great Cornerstone massage therapists. They have welcomed me with open arms, providing referrals and support, and I appreciate the opportunity to work with this group of dedicated healers!

Aaron Stiner, CCH, Homeopath

I discovered the healing power of Homeopathy when our oldest son was treated with Homeopathy for his anxiety and depression. Now, as a Board Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) I bring wellness and full health to others!

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.

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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) (www.westonaprice.org) 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
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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!

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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)

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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
– Overindulgence in rich, stimulating food and drink (aka hangover)Nux Vomica
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.

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!

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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!

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