Homeopathy is an adjunct therapy that was developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1834). Dilutions of microextracts of flowers, plants, herbs and sometimes parts of animals are used to make alcohol-based tinctures and also sweetened pellets. If you have a family history of tuberculosis (TB) and are prone to colds, allergies, bronchitis and other upper respiratory tract disorders, you might find relief taking tuberculinum homeopathic remedy.
1. Determine if you have the symptoms that are commonly present and respond favorably when this remedy is administered. If you often suffer from coughs, night sweats and pain mainly in the upper left side of your lung, this remedy may provide relief for your symptoms.
2. Note if your family medical history includes asthma, bronchitis, allergies or TB. These conditions respond well to tuberculinum. People of a frail build with an appearance of a sunken chest and in sick individuals, emaciation, also are treated with this remedy.
Tuberculinum is made from the lung tissue of people with TB. Robert Koch learned that inactive tuberculinum bacillus was effective in treating and preventing TB in 1882. From 1885 and 1890, Dr. Burnett continued this research to refine this homeopathic remedy.
3. Ascertain if this remedy is appropriate for you as a constitutional homeopathic remedy. There are “personality profiles” that exist for every remedy: For tuberculinium, it appears that the individual is in a constant dash to experience as much from life before her life is over. The romantic image of an artist subsisting on meager food but richly feasting on her art and the inspiration she receives is a thumbnail sketch of this remedy.
There is also a great fondness for physical activity and sports as a means to provide challenge and stimulation, change and growth.
Every homeopathic remedy is designed to address gross physical symptoms and illness as well as emotional imbalances that hinder healthy equilibrium.
4. Determine whether your physical or emotional symptoms fit tuberculinium. Choose the tincture or pellets and consume as directed on the product’s label (every homeopathic remedy is available in different strengths and the dosages vary as a result.)
5. Avoid coffee and mint products including mouthwash, toothpaste and chewing gum. Consuming or using these items will block the effects of any homeopathic remedy. Generally there are no side effects when using these remedies, but if your symptoms worsen, discontinue use and see your doctor.