Homeopathy at Home

Daniel Vinograd

homeopathyMargo is a young girl of about ten who has suffered from dental problems for years.  Though Margo is the patient, it’s her mother that has struggled the most with the situation.  For years, Margo’s mother followed her dentist’s advice, to the tune of multiple amalgam fillings, antibiotics for a recurring boil on the girl’s gums, and general anesthesia as a result of her anxiety about dental procedures, and strong painkillers.  Ever since Margo’s mother began to question these practices,

As a result of this, it has taken years to resolve Margo’s dental issues, and she developed additional cavities as well as food sensitivities.

Over the past few years, Margo’s mother has been busy doing her homework and has discovered that homeopathy may have been able to heal Margo’s dental issues and could have help ease Margo’s anxiety.  It may also have been able to prevent many of Margo’s issues from arising in the first place.

The bright side to this story is that now Margo’s mother is an avid seeker of answers.  She started by studying some books on homeopathy.  She also attended a seminar and had a phone conference with a homeopath.  She developed a plan of action, which led to Margo’s dramatically improved dental health.  Here is the protocol Margo and her mother followed:

  • Margo was given Calc phos 6x and Calc Fluor 12x. Margo’s mom dissolved four of tablets of into 4 oz of water, and Margo was given about a teaspoon of the liquid three times a day.  Calc Phos and Calc Fluor are a special type of homeopathic remedy known as cell salts or tissue salts.
  • Margo’s mother made changes to her diet, including having her drink bone broth and raw milk kefir each day.
  • Margo now sees a holistic dentist who does not use amalgam fillings.
  • Margo’s mother gives her Aconitum the evening before, the morning of, and immediately before her dental visits, as well as Hypericum just before her dental appointments to help relieve her anxiety. As a result, when drilling is required, Margo needs no anesthetic.
  • The use of Nux vomica 30 twice a day for about a week resolved Margo’s gastrointestinal issues, food sensitivities, and insomnia, all of which her mother believes were triggered by the use of antibiotics.

It has been two years since Margo started following this protocol.  After many years of struggle, Margo has had no more cavities or abscesses since the switch.  She can now occasionally enjoy the foods that used to give her problems.  The best part of the whole journey, though, is that the crushing anxiety is no more than a distant memory.

Medicine should be used to heal and cure.  All too often, however, modern medicine only masks symptoms while causing harmful side effects.  Homeopathy is a system that can be practiced by anyone.  It cannot and should not take the place of a highly skilled and qualified , but is a crucial complement that can make trips easier, and can often prevent extra trips.

How to Use Homeopathy For Yourself

While homeopathy is considered to be safe, it’s still important to administer not just the proper remedy, but to use the appropriate potency at the right frequency in order to get the desired outcome.  Here is a bit of information on two of the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for addressing dental issues:


Arnica is typically the first remedy studied by those interested in homeopathy and is the first choice after a traumatic event.  It is helpful at low potency, but is quite powerful at potencies of 200C or more.  If you wish to use Arnica (or any other homeopathic remedy) at high doses, you should either consult an experienced homeopath, or gain some solid experience of your own.  Arnica helps protect against infection, swelling, and hemorrhage, as well as minimizing system shock and calming the patient.

When using Arnica prior to a dental procedure, use it twice (morning and evening) the day before, the morning of, and just prior to the visit.  It can also be given every 2-3 hours after the procedure as needed for pain.  For persistent pain, frequency can be increased to every hour or so.


Hypericum is most often used for intense pain, especially pain that is a result of nerve injury.  Hypericum prevents infection without antibiotics, and soothes the nerves, without pain relievers or Valium.  Hypericum is useful in dental situations involving deep fillings that are close to the root, and in cases of cracked teeth or deep cavities where the root is exposed.

Arnica and Hypericum are only two of the most widely used homeopathic treatments, but there are many others, each of which is useful in specific applications.  If you are interested in homeopathy, I would encourage you to learn as much as you can.

Do learn how homeopathy can improve dental comfort and improve recovery, call (619) 630-7174

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