In a word: Yes.
Many medical professionals will say things like, “You can’t get a cold by being cold.” Or, “There is no evidence that the weather can make you sick.” Wrong and Wrong.
Anyone who says that weather has no influence on whether you get sick or not, hasn’t studied homeopathy.
The most obvious symptoms arise when someone is anxious about the weather. Stormy weather can cause a good deal of anxiety in some people, which can lead to physical symptoms. Warm weather can make people apathetic and not want do their work. And of course, Seasonal Affective Disorder, wide spread in Minnesota in the winter, can cause the blues on cloudy days.
Physically, there are many weather related illnesses. Everyone probably has an aunt or a friend who can predict the weather due to physical pains that pop up just before the rain or other damp conditions. Skin conditions such as eczema can get worse in summer or winter, depending on the constitutional homeopathic remedy a person needs.
Children often get ear infections, or pain in the ears if their heads aren’t covered properly in the winter. People get tooth aches if the weather is damp or cold.
There are countless homeopathic symptoms that are weather related. Well, not really countless. There are 1027 homeopathic symptoms with the word “weather” associated with them. There are 144 remedies which cover the General symptom of Becoming Cold Aggravates. There are 110 remedies in the General symptom of Change of Weather Aggravates.
Here are a few of the more helpful, weather related acute care remedies that you might need.
Dulcamara: Minnesota has the perfect fall weather to create conditions under which Dulcamara will be required. Illness that comes around with warm days and cool nights, such as we are experiencing now (Fall, 2016) frequently need Dulcamara. This is especially true when the weather is also damp, such as we have had this fall as well. This could be coughs, croup, general cold symptoms, illnesses involving the mucous membranes. in particular. Dulcamara, along with several other remedies, also covers the symptom of diarrhea in autumn.
You could also use Dulcamara prophylactically. Since it is a common remedy that people are needing this fall, a couple 30C doses just might help ward whatever is going around.
Aconite: When the weather gets bitter cold in the winter, make sure you have some Aconite 30c and 200c handy. (You might need to get the 200c from a homeopathic practitioner.) If you get exposed to the bitter cold Minnesota winter winds, and then rapidly develop a high fever or a cold, Aconite will help. This fever or cold is generally accompanied by a great deal of fear and anxiety, that something akin to death will occur…soon. Aconite won’t be the last remedy needed in a situation like this, but a few doses will get you through the worst of it.
Rhus Tox: This remedy has so many weather related symptoms, that it would be nearly impossible to write about all of them. Rhus Tox is an arthritis remedy, among other things. The symptoms are generally better in the summer, when the weather is warm and sunny. On the other hand, when it we are experiencing cloudy, overcase or foggy weather, symptoms may appear or may get worse. Rhus Tox symptoms come on often in autumn. Rhus Tox headaches, for example, may appear with damp weather, before or during a storm, or when the weather changes. A confirmatory symptom would be that the headache (or any symptom) is better with motion. Most of us prefer to lie down with a headache. But if you feel better moving around, consider Rhus Tox.
If the weather is literally getting you down, consider homeopathy. Give a call.