by Manfred Mueller, MA, DHM, RSHom(NA), CCH
Most commonly caused by a substance to which the patient has become sensitized, anaphylactic reactions are systemic allergic reactions. If shock develops, the patient turns pale, faints and quickly becomes unresponsive. If no help is available, it can be fatal. A serious outcome of anaphylactic reactions can often be prevented with Apis mellifica made from the honey bee.
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I attended a wedding that was held outdoors, when a little girl suddenly screamed, and her mother yelled “oh my god she got stung by a yellow jacket, and we forgot the epinephrine kit!” The wedding was held in the woods several miles from town and the mother was beside herself. I reassured her and walked calmly to my car to get my remedy kit. I gave the girl a pellet of Apis 30 C under her tongue and she stopped screaming instantly. Fifteen minutes later the incredulous mother pointed out that the girl was completely fine, and didn’t even have any localized swelling.
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I received a call one day from the mother of a teenage patient. She called from her car phone: “I’m on my way to your office. This is an emergency. Get a remedy ready, my son is choking to death.” He had been at the orthodontist’s office to have his braces reattached. He had a serious reaction to the bonding agent. When they arrived, my assistant and I met them in the parking lot. His face had turned purple from lack of oxygen, there was swelling of the tongue and throat to the point of obstruction of the air passages. I placed a pellet of Apis 200C under his tongue, and he started to relax. A minute later a 1M, followed by a 10 M, and he breathed easy. In a few more minutes he was smiling, and so was his mother. Meanwhile, when my assistant, who was an experienced EMT specialist and new to homeopathy, saw the patient, she turned pale. As the Apis was given, she was watching in amazement. She confessed, “the whole time I could only think ‘epinephrine, epinephrine…’” Homeopathy works rapidly and, if properly used, has no side effects.
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My daughter, on a trip through Germany, drank a soda, and unfortunately, a wasp had crawled into the can. It stung her in the esophagus, causing severe pain and constriction. Apis took care of it quickly.
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A patient has severe anaphylactic reactions to sesame seeds, with nausea and weakness, and he used to carry an epinephrine kit with him at all times. Occasionally, an evening out at a restaurant would turn into a trip to the emergency room, and it would take days to recover from the drugs. Now he carries a few pellets of Apis 10 M in his pocket, and whenever he has a reaction he takes a pellet under his tongue. He says it works instantly, preventing a reaction and has no after‑effects.
Reprinted from our Summer 2006 Newsletter