Healing Asthma, Eczema & Allergies with Homeopathy: A Journey (Part 2)

Where did the week go?! I just realized that I missed Tuesday’s post! This GAPS diet is really taking over our lives, but still that’s no excuse and even if it was, I think it’s a pretty good one – don’t you? Still, NOT an excuse. Just this week we went for a follow-up appointment for Tristan’s homeopathic treatment and it made me realize that it is way past time I update you on how he’s progressing. If you’d like to read Part 1 of our story, you can do that here.

Things are going much better overall for Tristan. The night-time coughing has completely gone away. Every once in a while he’ll cough a little during the night and he certainly has more trouble when he’s sick, but for the most part he’s fine! We believe this has to do with two things – the homeopathy and the saline nasal rinses we’re doing twice a day. At first I wasn’t sure which of the two was doing the trick, so we took him off the homeopathic liquid tincture as described in Part 1, and after a few days his night-time coughing came back and he had a lot of trouble coughing at school too, which required his rescue inhaler. So, we put him back on the homeopathic liquid and a few days later he was fine again. A few weeks later we stopped the saline nasal washes and the same thing happened, the coughing came back and only ceased after a few days back on the rinses! So, we know for sure BOTH the saline and the homeophathy has really helped with the coughing. And we’re sure now that the coughing wasn’t even really asthma (like we and his doctor believed), but more of a post nasal drip/allergic rhinitis from an allergy that we’ve yet to identify.

The homeopathic doctor has now recommended making some changes to Tristan’s treatment knowing like we do now, that Tristan really has more rhinitis issues than asthma currently. And since he still has trouble with food allergies and eczema, although the latter is mild right now, he’s continuing to treat them with the tincture as well. He’s changed his liquid formula, which he takes twice a day and added a few granules to take once a month, one of which is to prepare for pollen season this spring, which is a HUGE eczema trigger for him. And he continues to take the MMR vaccine treatment mentioned in Part 1.

The new liquid tincture contains:

  • Rosa Canina S ID – 50ml
  • Corallium Rubreau 9CH – 10ml
  • Sporgia 5CH – 10ml
  • Coccus Cachi 5CH – 10ml
  • Kalium Blib 5CH – 10ml
  • Thymuline 9CH – 10ml

New granules at one dose a month, rotating through the following:

  • 2 Dose – Psoriumum 30CH
  • 1 Dose – Arsenicum Album 30 IM
  • 1 Dose – Pollens 30CH

We hope we continue to see progress! With the homeopathy and the GAPS diet, I can’t see how we won’t!






  1. Beth on February 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Wondering about the differences/similarities in Homeopathy, and SLIT? They seem to work in a similar way, as they are both use very dilute allergens orally as a form of immunotherapy… ? Glad you found something that is working!

    • Jennifer on February 17, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Hi Beth – The philosophy of homeopathy is like treats like. So, you treat allergies with allergens, in very minute doses – similar to SLIT. With SLIT I think you build up to very large doeses over time, but with homeopathy the doses start small and build up slightly, but still remain small I believe. And unlike SLIT, homeopathy can treat pretty much any condition, not just allergies. But yes, the minute dosage and exposure to the allergen itself is definitely a large similarity between the two.

    • Jennifer on February 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

      We haven’t gotten to treating Tristan’s allergies with homeopathy yet – we’re working on calming his immune system first and repairing the damage from his vaccinations and then we’ll start treating his food allergies. Actually, I think we’re starting with pollen since we have that dosage now and will start taking it in 3 months.

  2. Shan on February 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Jen,
    Not sure if I asked you this before, are these tinctures made of herbs just like TCM med?

  3. Briana Hunt on February 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Hi. This is off of topic (kind of) , but I have been bouncing around your whole blog all evening and am leaving a comment here. WOW! Your blog has already encouraged me beyond measure in the past hour that I have been reading. My son broke out with severe eczema at 4 weeks old, he is now 5 months. I took him to the doctor and was given steroid cream and antibiotic ointment. Of course as soon I stopped the steroid cream the eczema immediately came back. So, since then I have been researching every single night. I have read countless blogs and articles about the negative side effects of topical steroids. Specifically steroid addiction/withdrawal. I also have read over and over about the link of severe eczema with food allergies. I most recently came across the blog about the little girl who went to National Jewish Health, Bella. I read her entire experience. I have now been to three doctors, all of whom tell me I have nothing to worry about with the steroids. All of whom tell me that very few people with eczema have food allergies. And yet….I continue to read every single day about people who heal or control their eczema with food elimination diets and therapies other than topical steroids. As I have been reading your blog I have been extremely encouraged by you and the other moms who have posted. Y’all are reminding me that I am my child’s MOTHER and ADVOCATE, not the doctors. Do most people have these same experiences? Why is this? I am so discouraged by these doctors, but there is constants pressure from all of the grandparents to go the medical route. They are very upset by his skin. (as if I am not) I just feel like in my gut that the steroids are not the answer and are actually very very bad for him. Well, now I am starting to ramble. Thank you for your blog. Any encouraging words or advice would be most welcome.

    • Jennifer on February 28, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      I totally understand and went thru the same with most our doctors and with family too. Even .y husband thought I was a bit crazy at times. But it isn’t called mother’s intuition for nothing. Definitely listen to your gut and stay focused. And don’t give up. While steroid s offer a quick temporary fix’ the natural approach to healing can be very long and frustrating. You will find the answers for your child!

  4. Jeffery Dilegge on March 8, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    When it comes to seasonal allergies, I use Benadryl at bedtime, Claritin in the morning and I keep air purifiers running in a few areas of my house with HEPA filters. Then when allergens are bad outside, I can retreat inside to a clean atmosphere.

    • Jennifer on March 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Sounds like a system that is working great for you!

  5. Neha on May 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Hi Briana, My son had very sever eczema since he was 3 months, I used ‘karanji oil’ and it really helped. He is 2 now and I still use it after giving him bath and then put aveeno cream on top. It has been a year and no serious eczema. Hope this helps.

  6. Neha on May 6, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Hi Jennifer, thanks for the post, my little on is suffering from asthma as well. We are thinking of going for homeopathic treatment. Your post have made us very positive about the treatment. I am really very strong beliver of homepathy, my husband’s stone got cured by it without any operation or laser treatement… its a blessing!!

    • Jennifer on May 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Neha- I believe homeopathy works for some and not others. I am thankful it works for both my children and hope you see the same.

  7. Amy Richardson on November 17, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    We’ve been on SCD/GAPS for some time now and we’re still struggling with allergies. I’ve never read you blog before, but just did a search for GAPS and SLIT, as I read something about Provocation Neutralization on Dr. Mercola’s website and ended up making an appointment for a doctor who supposedly does this, but when I read his website, he calls it SLIT. I assumed, because it was Dr. Mercola’s site, that it was a natural and safe treatment, but now I’m trying to do more research. We’ll see the doctor tomorrow, but I was wondering if you know anything, good or bad, about SLIT. I’ve never heard of it until today and don’t see any of my favorite whole-food, natural-method websites mentioning anything about it.


    • Jennifer Roberge on November 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Hi Amy – By SLIT I think you mean sublingual immunotherapy? Yes, in a way this is what homeopathy is, but in a fraction of the dose. I think SLIT can be very helpful if you find the right practitioner and you know what’s in the treatments – the inactive and active ingredients. GAPS can be very helpful for some, but I don’t believe it’s right for everyone. My son and I did not fare well on the diet. Auto-Immune Paleo is better in my opinion, but again, not for everyone. The reason you don’t see SLIT in any natural living websites is because they all really put more emphasis on dietary changes and supplementation, which work in most cases from what I’ve seen. But sometimes more needs to be done. So, if you really feel that you’ve tried everything else, then sublingual immunotherapy may be the way to go. Just make sure to find a reputable practitioner.

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