Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with like’… meaning that a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are inexpensive, small pellets dissolved under the tongue.
My friend and colleague Cherri Schleicher, APNP is a holistic nurse practitioner with a homeopathic specialty. She recommends the following homeopathic remedies to improve sleep, and my clients report that they really work! You can get them online or at Fresh Thyme and most health food stores.
Homeopathics for Better Sleep
- Coffea Cruda: This is a homeopathic derived from the coffee bean. It is very useful for the person who has mind racing and cannot quiet down for the evening. The typical dose is 15C 5 pellets under the tongue before bedtime.
- Gelsenium: This is a flowering plant that works very well for anxiety. 30C 5 pellets at supper time or before bed is beneficial.
- Ignatia: This homeopathic comes from a plant. It is for the individual who is sensitive and has an excitable nature. They have a mild disposition and are usually quick to perceive. The nervous individual who has difficulty falling asleep. 30C 5 pellet’s at dinner or bedtime is typical.