Self-help your baby's colic with homeopathy and traditional techniques - Part 2


Hi to all

This week's post follows on from my post last week regarding colic. Here we'll identify the top 4 homeopathic remedies to help deal with this often exhausting ailment.

Chamomilla (Chamomile)

This is a remedy par excellence for a wide range of childhood illnesses. The child needing this remedy will react very strongly to the pain she is suffering: she will be cross and will make you feel as if the pains she is experiencing must be unbearable. It is possible that the colic will be concurrent with teething, and might be accompanied by some pretty disgusting smelling, green diarrhoea. The child might be placated by being rocked quite vigorously, but that will only provide temporary relief. She will be made even angrier if her abdomen is touched.

Colocynthis (Bitter Cucumber) 

The baby who would benefit from Colocynthis will be very restless and irritable. He will bring his knees up, double up with the pain, and will cry out if you try to move him out of that position. His pain will ease if pressure is placed on the abdomen, so an older child may press their fists into their belly; babies will feel better if lying over your shoulder.

Dioscorea (Wild Yam) 

The baby this remedy suits will assume the opposite position of the Colocynthis baby: she will be outstretched, lie flat or might throw herself backwards. The stretch clearly eases her discomfort.

Lycopodium (Club Moss)

Lycopodium is a very gassy, bloated remedy with more than its fair share of flatulence. The baby's abdomen may well be full of air and possibly be gurgling away. The baby will feel better for a good fart, which it may well do very frequently. The Lycopodium baby will often be in a hurry to feed, which will result in taking in too much air and putting himself (and you) in a vicious circle.

If one of these remedy pictures sounds like the experience of your child, give that remedy in the 30th potency 3 times daily for up to 3 days. Visit for all very high quality homeopathic products.

Please note that there are specific remedies to deal with colic that seems to stem from a traumatic birth. Please see a registered practitioner if you think that might be your child's situation.

I really hope that's been of use. Please feel free to get in touch if you have anything you'd like to ask.