Naturopathic First Aid: Top 5 natural remedies to use when dealing with common ailments at home

We have another special treat, guest blogger Dr Katie Thomson Aitken gives some great advice on natural first aid. She joioned both of our baby groups this week and had tons of tips to share!

Ever wish you knew what natural remedies naturopaths keep at home to deal with small complaints in themselves and their children? Here is a list of common remedies I keep on hand to help treat minor injuries naturally.

Calendula Oil

Summers are filled with skinned knees and BBQ burns. Calendula can help heal any minor skin injury. It's important to only use calendula topically and not on deep cuts or open wounds.

Homeopathic Arnica

Arnica is your magic bullet for minor bumps, bruises, and falls. Anything that is going to bruise could use a quick dose (2 pellets) or homeopathic arnica under the tongue. Anyone claiming "I'm OK" or "Don't touch me!" after a fall is a great candidate for homeopathic arnica.

Homeopathic Belladonna

Belladonna is a go to remedy for “red” and “hot” conditions. Teething, fevers, and suburns are all instances where belladonna can be used homeopathicly for relief.

Cold Compress

A cold towel is a simple but important healing tool that is available quickly almost anywhere. From sprains and strains, to heat exhaustion and fevers. Cold compresses


You know your child best and know when something is not right. Use your intuition to decide when further help is necessary. If you are ever unsure, remember you can always speak to a telehealth nurse by calling 1-866-797-0000. Remember in an emergency, call 911 not telehealth.

Worrying about keeping your child safe is normal. But if your worrying is getting in the way of enjoying your time with your children or keeping you from sleeping, you might need more than a top 5 remedy list for first aid. If you are interested in naturopathic support for stress and anxiety management call 519-827-0040 and book free stress and anxiety assessment with me.

Have a Safe and Healthy Summer!

Dr. Katie

Norfolk Chiropractic Wellness Center

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