The Homeopathic Remedy: Folliculinum
I don’t often write about homeopathy specifically, because it is so individualised to the person. However, I thought it might be helpful to write about some remedies that are incredibly useful for women trying to conceive. The remedy Folliculinum is made from oestrone, a synthetic form of oestrogen. Women needing the remedy Folliculinum often experience symptoms from ovulation to menses, e.g:
- All/most their symptoms are worse from ovulation to menses
- All/most of their symptoms are better after menses except specific menstrual symptoms
- They are worse from heat, noise, touch and resting
- Women needing this remedy may feel better when getting fresh air
- There may be ovulation problems such as drawing, burning and gripping pains
- Ovarian cysts
- Polycystic ovaries
Folliculinum is helpful for premenstrual tension. Symptoms it can help with include:
- Swollen and painful breasts, worse with touch
- Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea alternating with constipation
- Diarrhea ten days before menses
- Very low or high libido
- Weepy and depression
- Indecisive with panic attacks
- Huge mood swings from aggression to apathy
- Unable to tolerate noise, touch or heat
People needing this remedy may also have Candida in the body. This may be because the body is unable to regulate sugar due to the adrenal system not functioning correctly, that may appear as symptoms such as:
- Cravings; especially for sugar and wheat
- Rumblings, bloating, weight gain and itching
- Recurrent cystitis which returns at this time
They may have menstrual problems like:
- Painful periods centered in the ovaries
- Prolonged and heavy bleeding with bright red blood and dark dots
- Various cycle problems e.g. either too short or too long
- No periods at all
When the ovaries have exhausted their energy after undergoing a series of infertility treatments, this remedy can help restore fertility. It can also help re-start a natural menstrual cycle after years of the pill and excess hormones as a result of oestrogen dominance.
Some other emotional aspects of the remedy Folliculinum:
- Can help restore the Will and re-empower a woman
- Can be helpful for women who have been abused sexually, psychologically or physically either now or at any time in the past (this can be true whether she remembers it or not)
- They may have had a domineering parent or partner. If the energy is blocked, suppressed or tricked, where is it going to go, it goes into disease, depression, anxiety, hypersensitivity and instability.
- She gets upset easily, easily hurt and unsure of herself. She does not want to be alone, gets restless, goes hyper and gets allergies.
- It can appear like she has an oestrogen allergy. The body gets confused and rejects the things that nourish it. The mind gets confused and can’t make decisions. Folliculinum helps to restore clarity.
- There may be panic attacks, dizziness and fainting.
- She can become aggressive then depressed, put on weight without overeating, gain up to seven pounds before periods, or get into compulsive eating and have huge food cravings, especially before periods but it can be anytime.
- There can be both fat and water retention.
If a lot of this description sounds familiar to you and your situation, then Folliculinum may well be a remedy that helps you and your symptoms. To get clarity on that, please do drop me a line.