January 18, 2013

Relieve Flu Symptoms Homeopathically with Oscillococcinum

It's a nasty flu year, and although there are many natural methods to prevent the flu, sometimes we simply succumb despite the best prevention attempts. I work at a school, which I think is one of the most dangerous places to work in terms of germs. Just yesterday, over half of the class was out with the flu. Monday, a little girl sneezed all over me. It is inevitable I will get sick.

I rely on homeopathy to treat my body. I trust it and find it more effective than over-the-counter medications full of chemicals and artificial dyes. For the flu, I turn to Oscillococcinum. According to the manufacturer Boiron:
Flu-Like Symptoms

USES: Temporarily relieves flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills and fever DIRECTIONS:
  • Adults and children 2 years of age and older: Dissolve entire contents of one tube in the mouth every 6 hours, up to 3 times a day.
  • Children younger than 2 years of age: Ask a doctor.
I like using homeopathy with my children, as my son is very reticent about taking any medication, but these little pills do not bother him.

Naturally Savvy also recommends Oscillococcinum:

As a general rule, homeopathic medicines should be taken at the onset of symptoms. They offer safe, natural solutions without a doping effect or risk of drug interactions, so there is no need to wait to take action at the crucial early stages.

For instance, Oscillococcinum® works best when you first start feeling achy or run down. Clinical studies show that Oscillo® reduces the severity and duration of flu symptoms when taken at the onset and it's supported by more than 75 years of use throughout the world. Its sweet-tasting, kid-friendly, melt-away pellets dissolve quickly under the tongue. No water, chewing or swallowing is required. There are no side effects or interactions with other medications and it's safe for children 2 years of age and older.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at January 18, 2013 9:48 AM

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