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It’s been quite a while since I updated you on our homeopathic journey to healing Tristan’s eczema, allergies, and asthma. You can find previous posts on this subject here. And I’m sorry to say that I don’t have a happy ending for you, at least regarding custom treatment. While we saw some minor improvements with Tristan’s health while following a customized treatment plant from Tristan’s homeopathic doctor, after nine months we just didn’t see the results we should have. And nine months of homeopathy was quite costly. Luckily, we have good additional insurance with my husband’s company and so while the visits were covered, the tinctures and granules were not. But I don’t regret having tried working with a homeopath. Yes, I’m sad it didn’t work like we hoped, but I can at least say we tried. Because I do believe the last few remaining answers are still out there waiting for us to discover.
Although this go around wasn’t the best, it’s funny because Tristan did respond well to homeopathy in the past with commercially prepared homeopathic tinctures for treating eczema and ear infections. Yet, a customized treatment plan, something unique and created just for his body, didn’t work enough. I find it quite ironic. But I guess these commercial products are mass produced for a reason, they provide great results to a large population of people, so they sell well. The only reason we stopped using them is that we got to a point where Tristan’s skin cleared up enough that the tinctures no longer helped him as much. I was hoping a customized homeopathic treatment would heal him of the rest of his issues, but it wasn’t the answer for us. I have heard stories where great results were seen, so please don’t let our story lessen your faith in homeopathic doctors, who can do great things for many health conditions.
Here are the homeopathic blends for eczema that I’m aware of. We’ve used two and found they worked really well.
Dr. Reckweg R23 – For acute, chronic, itchy eczema. Worked great with the tincture above.
We used the two tinctures above while also using this immune balancer (not a booster) and found the three worked VERY well together. Until we determined most of Tristan’s food sensitivities, this was our go-to plan and it provided some much needed relief. We started the three around the same time, so we weren’t sure which one was really helping the most. So, we tried stopping each of the homeopathic tinctures and the immune balancer in turn, but each time we removed one we saw the eczema come back either immediately or over a few day period. So, I really must say that in Tristan’s case, the three worked wonders together.
Recently we’ve learned that Tristan has pretty severe seasonal allergies that manifest themselves in typical fashion (itchy nose, watery eyes, etc.) and as eczema. So, we’ve been using Allergex, another commercially available tincture, but for allergies. It works really well for him to relieve his itchy nose and mildly for his eczema. And it works GREAT for me. I use it religiously to survive allergy season. Honestly, I couldn’t do without it now. It’s amazing.
Have you used homeopathy? Did it work well for you or your children?