Throat and Tonsil Infections

December 8th, 2005

All about Throats and Tonsils

Throats and tonsils are very vulnerable to infection. The throat is the passage through which we take in air - either directly or through the nose. The air that we breathe contains many pollutants (e.g. cigarette smoke or environmental pollution) as well as viruses and bacteria that may infect us with the flu and other illnesses.

Throats may become swollen, red and painful when viruses like the common cold or flu attack throat tissue. A bacterial condition commonly called ’strep throat’ (caused by streptococcus bacteria) can also result in extremely sore throat and infected throat tissue.

The throat also contains our tonsils, which are two sacs of lymphatic tissue situated at the back of the throat. Tonsils are extremely important in protecting the body against infection and help to guard against inhaled or ingested organisms. They also produce antibodies which help to fight against nose and throat infections. They may easily become infected, especially in childhood. Symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, bad smelling breath, fever, listlessness, flushed cheeks and a glassy eyed look.

Unfortunately recurring tonsillitis often leads to a tonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils). Although doctors these days are more aware of the important role of the tonsils in immune functioning and children’s tonsils are not whipped out quite as readily as they once were, this is still fairly standard practice for children who suffer from recurring bouts of tonsillitis and is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on children.

Once the tonsils have been removed, children lose a very important line of defense against infection and may be more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections, as well as allergies. It is therefore important to be sure that there are no other options before agreeing to a tonsillectomy.

How are throat infections and tonsillitis usually treated?

For sore throat caused by viral infection like colds or flu, treatment usually involves OTC (over the counter) medicines like pain killers and lozenges to suck until the infection clears. Strep throat and tonsillitis are usually treated by antibiotics. While antibiotics can quickly clear the infection within a couple of days, regular use can weaken the immune system and result in recurring infections.

It is important that strep throat and tonsillitis are treated as they can lead to further infections elsewhere in the body. However, it is also important to know that antibiotics and OTC remedies are not the only options for treating these conditions.

There are many effective natural alternatives to OTC medicines and antibiotics routinely prescribed for strep throat and tonsillitis.

Natural herbal and Homeopathic Remedies can help to safely reduce the symptoms of these conditions, clear the infection, cut recovery time and also strengthen the immune system to prevent recurring infection.

What is Throat and Tonsil Dr?

Throat and Tonsil Dr is our unique 100% blend of herbal and homeopathic ingredients, especially chosen for their ability to treat all the major symptoms of throat infections, including strep throat and tonsillitis.

It may be used either at the very first signs of infection to prevent throat and tonsil infections and may also be combined with FloraFlu tablets for throat and tonsil conditions associated with colds and flu.

To prevent recurring infection and to assist with the recovery process, we recommend that Throat and Tonsil Dr be used together with OralFlu Protect - our very effective homeopathic oral flu vaccine. These two remedies may also be combined with FloraFlu in the case of sore throat or tonsillitis associated with colds or full blown flu.

Use Throat and Tonsil Dr. to:

  • To quickly and effectively relieve the symptoms of sore throats associated with tonsillitis, pharyngitis, colds and flu
  • To treat and relieve tonsil infections and prevent the need for tonsillectomy
  • As a safe and effective natural alternative to conventional OTC medicine for sore throats
  • To reduce the need for antibiotic use and to prevent secondary infection like ’strep throat’
  • To assist with recovery after tonsillectomy

What are the Ingredients of Throat and Tonsil Dr?

Gelsemium 6C:is a homeopathic remedy well-known for its ability to reduce the symptoms of sore throat and influenza. It is also an effective hayfever remedy and has a calming and soothing effect.

Mercurius solubilis (Merc. Sol.) 6C has been used medicinally in its raw form since the times of Ancient Egypt to treat a range of infections. However, in more recent times, medicinal use of raw Merc. Sol. was discontinued due to the aggressive nature of Merc. Sol. and the risk of side effects. However, in its homeopathic form, one receives the therapeutic benefits of Merc. Sol. without the associated side effects. Used homeopathically, Merc. Sol. is extremely effective in the treatment of all mouth and throat infections, including infected throats, tonsils, tooth abscess and oral thrush. It is also recommended for fever as well as infections of the sinus and ears.

Belladonna 30C: A Homeopathic remedy used for fast relief of acute fever, pain, headaches, sore throat, swollen tonsils, dry cough and inflammation and is especially effective for illnesses which have a sudden onset.

Gallium aperine (also known as Cleavers): is an excellent cleansing tonic and has a particularly beneficial effect on all the lymph glands, including the tonsils. Gallium aperine is effective in relieving swollen tonsils and other lymph glands and is also recommended for glandular fever.

Salvia officinalis has a beneficial effect on all conditions of the mouth and throat and has well-known herbal astringent, antibiotic and Antiseptic properties

Lactose (inactive ingredient)

(Throat and Tonsil Dr contains no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How has Throat and Tonsil Dr helped others?

“My daughter has suffered from tonsil infections for years and some seasons it seemed like it was just antibiotic after antibiotic until my doctor recommended removing her tonsils. I really couldn’t agree with that and found your website after a search for alternatives. To say I was skeptical is an understatement but anything was worth trying. To my surprise, your Throat and Tonsil tablets were successful from the start! Since the first treatment 8 months ago, there have been no antibiotics and no recurring problems. She had a sore throat once and we started the treatment and it seemed to go away by itself without developing anything. I am holding thumbs that we have found a lasting solution and have subsequently used some of your other remedies with good results. Thank you!” Diana.

“The combination of Throat and Tonsil Dr and FloraFlu is magic! As a mother, I will never be without them in the house. ” Pamela M.

“I can definitely recommend Throat and Tonsil Dr for anyone with children who have problems with tonsilitis. This remedy has been a real blessing in our home, especially with my middle daughter who was always off school due to tonsils. ” Lorrie K.

How do I use Throat and Tonsil Dr?

Throat and Tonsil Dr comes in small sucking tablets that may be dissolved or chewed in the mouth.

Dosage:

Dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue every 30 minutes until symptoms subside. Thereafter take 2 tablets three times daily for up to 7 days.

For babies and very small children, Throat and Tonsil Dr may be used in 1/2 dose (one tablet) and crushed into a powder which is then sprinkled on the tongue or diluted in a little warm water.

To prevent recurring infection and to assist with the recovery process, we recommend that Throat and Tonsil Dr be used together with OralFlu Protect - our very effective homeopathic oral flu vaccine.

These two remedies may also be combined with FloraFlu in the case of sore throat or tonsillitis associated with colds or full blown flu.

How long until I see results?

Especially when combined with OralFlu Protect, Throat and Tonsil Dr will almost immediately begin to reduce symptoms and you should begin to notice improvement within the first few hours, with further improvement as time progresses. Please remember to complete the course.

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of Throat and Tonsil Dr contains 150 tablets and should be sufficient for treatment of a number of throat and tonsil infections.

Choosing, Cleansing and Charging Crystals

December 8th, 2005

I have written a lot of articles about Gemstones, rocks and Crystals for this site that describe which ones are best for prosperity, love and protection. If you look back in the archives here, you will find lots of information about Gemstones, Crystals and semi-precious stones and their magical purposes.

This article teaches you how to make optimum use of these natural allies of the spirit.

First of all, when you go to a new age or gem store, you will usually find baskets or drawers filled with various kinds of Gems. Tumbled stones are usually the cheapest and feature lumpy rounded surfaces. Points are Gems that have been cut so that they resemble a geometric shape or a small tower.

The most important thing is to pick up the stone and see if it feels right in your hand. One stone might feel somehow “better” than another. The process of feeling energy from an object by holding it is called “psychometry.”

It is very common to set foot in such shops and then step out again holding a bag full of stones that are quite different than the ones you originally intended to purchase. Don’t worry, as this is quite common. Many of us make decisions about which stone we need to heal by reading a diagnostic description and then feel a certain rock or crystal “call out to us” in the store.

Half of the time that is the remedy for the situation that you really need. For instance if you set out to buy Chinese Jade for money drawing, but instead walk out with a nice big hunk of Rose Quartz (which is more for emotional healing), the fact that you chose this stone might open your way for abundance. It could be that the Quartz is a somehow more suitable coin it may soften a “block” you have inside with regards to prosperity.

As this is not a pure science, you are well advised in this situation to follow your gut instincts and have faith in the universe.

If you find yourself attracted to a certain color of stone, pay attention as well, as it may reflect a color that is missing in your aura. For instance, an attraction to red or pink stone might represent a desire for more love and security in your life whereas an attraction to a purple stone might mean you are ready to advance on the spiritual path.

Once you have your stones, it is important to cleanse them of any energy they may have picked up in the past. Crystals are little storehouses that can collect various forms of energy and they may have been touched, handled or meditated upon before you bought them. Quartz Crystals, in particular, can just pick up vibes from an environment.

There are four main methods of clearing Crystals.

The Solar Method:

Perhaps the easiest and quickest method for clearing stones, especially Crystals, is simply to place them outside in direct sun for one full day.

The Sea Salt Method:

Bury the crystal in a jar or bowl filled with sea salt and let it sit overnight. Do not use the salt for cooking or ingesting or bathing in after this though. Some prefer to soak the crystal in seawater. If you live near an ocean that’s great, but you can make your own ’sea water’ by just adding a couple of spoonfuls of sea salt to a container of water. The best container for either procedure is glass or ceramic. Don’t leave your stones or Crystals in there more that 24 hours as too much salt can cause a crystal to start growing a limb or developing a seam. After 24 hours rinse the Crystals with water, preferably spring or distilled water.

Smudging:

Smudging a crystal involves passing the crystal through smoke. Usually the source of the smoke is a burning bundle of cedar or sage (this can also be purchased in new age or health stores.) You can also clear Crystals using the smoke from rosemary, sage, frankincense, myrrh or Tibetan temple Incense. This ritual finds its origins in both Native American and pagan traditions.

Breath:

Hold the crystal in your dominant hand, or if you bought a huge one, in both of your hands. Focus your thoughts on the crystal and imbue it with the intention of freeing it of all negative influences and energy. As you hold this intention in your thoughts, inhale forcefully through your nose and exhale forcefully on the stone. The idea is that your breath cleanses the rock and makes it your own. This is an Eastern as well as Nordic tradition for clearing objects. It will only work if you do feel truly connected to the divine as you are doing it. If you easily attach emotions, resentments, or are in a bad mood, save this technique for another day.

After you have cleansed your crystal, you need to “charge it” with your intention. There are ways of doing this and you might want to use your imagination. For some charging a crystal is a simple as holding it in your hand, Meditating and pouring your intention into it.

Others charge their crystal by a stream (for cleansing), at high tide at sea (for vitality and health), at low tide (for slowing down, relaxation), during the New Moon (for new beginnings) or during the full moon (for abundance)

Single Crystals or stones may also be charged by placing them on a cluster of Crystals that have already been charged or on an altar that has been dedicated to the Divine in some way.

The changing of Crystals is a personal matter and it is vital to use your imagination when it comes to know how and where is the right time to do it. After you are done charging the crystal, keep it close to you, and soon you will start to notice subtle changes within yourself.

About the Author

Sam Steven’s metaphysical articles have been published in many high-standing newspapers and she has published several books. You can meet Sam Stevens at http://www.psychicrealm.com where she works as a professional psychic. You can also read more of her articles at http://www.newagenotebook.com where she is the staff writer. Currently she is studying technology’s impact on the metaphysics.

Aromatherapy For Babies

December 8th, 2005

Before reading this article keep in mind that most doctors don’t recommend the use of aromatherapy on babies that re less than three months old. This is because the nasal and skin tissues of an infant are very sensitive and easily irritated by anything but the blandest of substances. Once your baby is past that age consult with your doctor to make sure that the use of Essential Oils is right for your child.

Traditionally Essential Oils are used to purify the air in a nursery and calm and relax the infant. The safest and gentlest way to introduce Essential Oils into the nursery is to put the oils in a Diffuser so the molecules of the oil are dispersed through the air. You can also dilute about ten drops of the oil in a bottle of distilled water and mist that around the nursery and the baby’s bedding. Remember always that if your baby starts sneezing, tearing or fretting that it may not be time to introduce aromatherapy into your baby’s life.

For best results try to choose high quality oils. The inexpensive stuff is cut with crude substances and alcohols and can be overwhelming to the delicate system of a baby.

Try to choose oils that are organically grown as they are usually of the highest quality. Avoid purchasing oils in plastic or clear bottles as light and other factors can cause the oil to degrade and lose efficacy. The highest quality aromatherapy oils are usually sold in dark brown bottles that protect them from disintegrating light rays.

There are several oils that are highly recommended for use with babies. Some are mood enhancers, some are room disinfectants and many are a combination of both.

Lavender and roman chamomile are the best two oils that you can use in a mist or a Diffuser to calm a fussy baby. A blend of vanilla and orange oils is a favorite blend for mothers who just want to keep the baby in a happy mood as both oils have the reputation of being mood elevators for children. Peppermint or spearmint oils are stimulating to the brain. and may help babies learn faster.

You can also add a few drops of chamomile or lavender oil to a baby’s bath to help prepare them physically and psychologically for naptime. Keep in mind though that all oils added to a bath must first be generously diluted in Carrier Oil such as almond or olive oil. Never pour Essential Oil drops directly into a bath as that can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin.

The safest aromatherapy oils to use as disinfectants and purifiers for the air are geranium, lavender and eucalyptus. Lavender sprayed directly onto your babies bedding and allowed to dry before placing the baby back in the crib also helps get rid of allergens and dust mites. Eucalyptus is best used for babies who have a cold or respiratory problems.

Used in a cautious manner, Essential Oils can not only help you calm and cheer your infant, but they can also mask any unpleasant odors that are always a part of a mother’s life.

About the author

Liz Santher is a aromatherapy enthusiast and freelance author.

http://www.AromaTherapySecret.com



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