My homeopathy teacher used to tell us about the best way to convince skeptics.
With successful treatment of a bladder infection.
Because UTI’s are extremely uncomfortable.
If you’ve ever had one you know.
The right homeopathic remedy can bring quick relief.
But how do you find the right remedy?
There are more than 70 remedies for cystitis listed in my homeopathic Repertory.
However, only about a dozen of these remedies are leaders.
For the home prescriber, it makes sense to start with the most common cystitis remedies.
Because chances are one of them will work.
Potency is important too.
Home prescribers should start with a 30C potency.
You should know after one dose (and certainly after two doses) if you’ve chosen the right remedy.
You’ll start to gradually feel more comfortable.
How many doses should you take?
As many as you need. No more and no less.
This is the concept of Minimum Dosing.
Many cases, I’m convinced, are lost because of too many doses.
But aren’t you supposed to dose more frequently with an intense acute?
Only if you’re body needs it.
As long as your body is healing the last dose is working.
Once it stops you’ll know. That’s when it’s time for another dose.
Below are some of the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for UTIs.
I need to stress that I’m not a doctor.
Everything I write is for informational purposes only.
It’s up to you to research and find the remedy.
If the remedy doesn’t work consider consulting with a professional.
If you suspect a UTI has is more complex or there’s possible kidney involvement you need medical help.
Medical help is also needed if homeopathy doesn’t solve the problem.
Urine retention is an emergency and needs prompt treatment by a qualified professional.
Can Homeopathy Help Bladder Infections?
Below are some remedies to research if you’re stricken with bladder pain, burning and stinging.
CANTHARIS – This is usually the first choice for simple bladder infections. The pain may be excruciating. Especially when urinating. You may feel as if someone is cutting you with a knife. You don’t want to release urine because of the pain. Burning pain may happen before, during and after you urinate. This remedy is best used at the onset of an infection. My teacher says used early it will help a majority of cases.
CAUSTICUM – Consider this if Cantharis doesn’t work. (If you choose two remedies that don’t work it’s time to call a homeopath or seek medical assistance.) With Causticum there’s pain during urination. There’s also rawness and burning in the urethra. Urine may be lost by coughing and sneezing. Or it may just dribble or pass slowly. It may also look cloudy or white. The urethra may be very itchy.
STAPHYSAGRIA – This is often used for “honeymoon cystitis.” The infection may begin after intimacy. It’s a remedy to consider if your first choice fails. Staphysagria is also a remedy for abuse, both mental and physical. A Staphysagria state is brought on by suppressed anger. So think of it if you feel abused, humiliated or picked on and these emotions preceded the UTI.
SARSAPARILLA – A remedy to think about if the pain only happens at the end of the stream. It can be very severe. Pain may be accompanied by dark, nasty smelling urine. It may feel grainy as it leaves your body. If you look into the toilet you might even see what look like little gravel deposits in the urine.
Can Homeopathy Help Urinary Tract Infections?
These are just a few remedies to consider in the unfortunate instance of bladder infection.
There are many others.
Some of them are best indicated for advanced infections, which are outside of the realm of home prescribing and simple remedy suggestions.
If your infection doesn’t respond to the front line remedies listed above it’s time to call a professional.
Recurrent bladder infections reflect a deeper problem, which require constitutional and miasmatic care.
Hopefully, though, you’ve caught the infection early.
The front-line remedies can bring fast relief.
So much so that if you’ve been a homeopathic skeptic you’re now a believer.