‘Go-To’ Remedy For Vax Reactions

Words: Dr Deborah Olenev

About half of the people reading this article will have received their vaccinations, and god willing, everyone is responding well and not having any adverse reactions, or side-effects. Most of the people I meet seem to be doing fine after the COVID-19 vax shots.

A few people, however, are having some issues, some minor, and some not so minor. Fortunately, homeopathy can be helpful in this situation. For local symptoms at the site of the vaccination, Ledum palustre cream can be good, as this works well for puncture wounds and ailments at the site of the vaccination. A deeper remedy than this is Silicea terra.

Silicea terra, aka silicea, silica, or pure flint, is one of the mainstays in homeopathy — but, it is not the only remedy — for ailments from vaccination. I recently gave Silicea 30c to a woman who experienced extreme arm pain after her vaccination. This symptom was much better within a few days of receiving the remedy.

Silicea can be of use for people who need it constitutionally, or for people whose immune systems have been weakened after the vaccination. They can develop symptoms, such as asthma, headaches, chronic infections, epilepsy, abscesses, loss of stamina, weight loss, or sleepiness after vaccination.

I had had several clients call me to ask how to take it. Please do not take this remedy, if you are not under the guidance of a homeopath. Agreed, that, this is one of many remedies that can help with vaccine reactions. Yet, it is important that the totality of symptoms be taken into consideration, and that the indicated remedy is administered. There is no one-size-fits all approach in homeopathy.

Guiding Physical Symptoms  

Here are a few of the guiding symptoms to Silicea, one of homeopathy’s greatest polychrest remedies. which means a remedy with many uses. With these polychrest remedies every area of the body can manifest the characteristics of the remedy. The following just scratches the surface of the healing power of this element, which plays an important role in all of nature. We enjoy walking on it when we go to the beach, as it is the main element in sand.

It is well known that Silicea gives support, straightness and back bone to plants. Well, it does the same thing for humans. It is the main remedy for kyphosis and scoliosis, where you have curvatures of the spine. People who have weak muscles, bones, cartilage, joints and tendons, or suffer from shin splints, or bones that don’t heal well can be strengthened with Silicea. The remedy helps with softening of the bones and necrosis of the bones.

Silicea comes into service where you have problems with the nails, such as weak, crippled and brittle nails; or, problems with hair, such as baldness, or premature falling of the hair. It helps people who have profuse head sweats, or babies who have milk crust, or open fontanelles. Since we are talking about the head, Silicea can be of good service for people who have headaches that are better for wrapping the head warmly and tightly.

In the ‘nutritive’ sphere, Silicea is often needed for people who have milk allergies. Babies can be allergic to the mother’s milk and have many problems relating to nursing. Silicea is an important remedy to remember for weak and malnourished children. It is one of the first remedies to think of for premature babies with failure to thrive. Children can be late learners to walk and also delayed in their development. It is good to correct protein deficiency, poor assimilation and deposition of minerals.

Silicea is a great remedy for the tendency to abscesses, cysts, boils and fistulas. Infections with pus formation often call for Silicea. It is an important remedy for dental abscesses. Silicea can expel foreign bodies [but here it has to be used with caution, because you don’t get a free floating bullet travelling around the body].

Silicea is one of our great remedies for wounds that are slow to heal, and for keloids and scars. Silicea can absorb scar tissue. With Silicea every injury suppurates. It can help with impetigo, psoriasis, and abscesses after vaccination.

Silicea is a sweaty remedy. It can have sour and offensive sweats on the head, hands and feet. The sweats can be debilitating and acrid, and can destroy the shoes.

Silicea can be helpful for arthritic and rheumatic conditions where the symptoms agree.

Some other Silicea physical symptoms are:

  • Silicea can help people who have problems with enlarged, or indurated glands
  • Silicea can help with convulsions after vaccination. Silicea also help with epilepsy where the aura is in the solar plexus
  • Silicea is a generally cold and chilly remedy and hates drafts
  • Bunions and styes often call for this remedy.

When called for, this remedy builds up our ‘economy,’ emotionally and physically. Silicea gives strength, uprightness and grit to the physical being and confidence and flexibility to the mind.

Guiding Mental & Emotional Symptoms

As for the mental and emotional symptoms, people who need Silicea can often have fixed viewpoints and be inflexible in their thinking. Silicea can help loosen that mental rigidity.

People who need Silicea are often shy, timid, bashful, or faint-hearted. They can have anticipatory and performance anxiety. They can suffer from a lack of self-confidence and suffer from a fear of failure, and consequently are afraid to undertake anything. Alternatively, they can be sharp mentally, but weak physically, so they focus their energies on the mental plane.

Other Silicea mental symptoms are:

  • Conscientious or fastidious about trifles, or details
  • Lack of confidence, or worrying about the mind’s ability to perform
  • Dread of any mental effort
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Brain fog, brain exhaustion, mental prostration.

People with the Silicea ‘personality’ are afraid of draining their energy, so they avoid doing things they fear can exhaust them. They monitor their energy output. They may have a yielding disposition on the one hand, but they may also be obstinate, stubborn, and headstrong, on the other.

A keynote symptom for Silicea is a fear of needles, pins and sharp objects. Many people are now exhibiting a fear of the vaccine. If the fear is extremely high, I would consider Silicea as a possible constitutional remedy.

Anyway folks, I hope I have done a bit of justice to the great therapeutic power of Silicea, which I am dubbing ‘Queen of Remedies for Vaccine Reactions.’ Most of the information for this article is derived from Nature’s Materia Medica [Fourth Edition; published 2020 by Lotus Health Institute], by Dr Robin Murphy, ND.

I hope this not only introduces you to the Materia Medica of Silicea, but also expands your knowledge and curiosity about homeopathy, the world’s greatest and, unfortunately, for humanity, the best kept secret.

When you recognise yourself, children, friends, or family members, having this remedy-picture, just remember where to turn to get guidance on how to using it with good effect. But, just one caveat: please make sure to take Silicea only under professional guidance.

Dr DEBORAH OLENEV, CCH, RSHom [NA], is a Classical Homeopath based in Mountain View, California, US. She treats people from all over the world via phone and video conferencing. Dr Olenev has had a passion for homeopathy for nearly forty years and has been in private practice since 1991. She has a vast knowledge of homeopathic Materia Medica, and integrates homeopathy with herbal medicine too. She is the owner of First Aid Cream, where she teaches about and sells homeopathic first-aid creams. She has several years of experience treating autistic children and people of all ages for all manner of health conditions.

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