Sepia is a homeopathic remedy that may give you relief from tension headaches or from nausea caused by the smell of food. Homeopathy was developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) and is gaining more popularity around the world after enjoying widespread use in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Europe. Highly diluted extracts made from plants, flower, herbs and sometimes animals are used in homeopathic tinctures and pellets. Consider your symptoms. If you believe you have a more serious medical condition, see your doctor.
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Note your exact symptoms. Sepia has been used with success for the relief of certain types of headaches and chronic sinus conditions. Sepia has also been used to help alleviate severe constipation and arthritis in the legs.
Start with the lowest dosage. All homeopathic remedies are available in alcohol-based tinctures and also as sweetened pellets. Both are taken sublingually, meaning under the tongue. This allows the remedy to be absorbed more readily into the bloodstream.
Follow the specific dosage directions for the strength you purchase. Available at health food stores and homeopathic pharmacies, sepia comes in different strengths: begin with the most mild.
Track your progress in a notebook. Some homeopathic remedies have an immediate effect on your health condition, and other remedies may take several months to prompt a physical or emotional change for the better.
Abstain from smoking, drinking coffee, consuming mint foods and using mint-flavoured products (such as toothpaste and dental floss). All of these work against the efficacy of any homeopathic remedy.
Tips and warnings
- Do not self-diagnose. If you have not used homeopathic remedies before, consult the appropriate medical professional for guidance.
- See a licensed homeopath or your doctor if you believe your remedy is not effective or if you might have a more serious health condition.
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