Simon (5 years old) occasionally gets growing pains. They are mainly in his legs and they tend to be at bedtime or even in the middle of the night. I just wanted to share the quick little remedy I’ve come up with that seems to help him. We have a health food store where we can purchase homeopathic remedies and there is a Kids First Aid Kit that I got made by Boiron. It has a few different remedies in it, but one that is used for Growing Pains, Calcarea phosphorica 6C.
I always use a combination of some V-6 and PanAway right on his legs and either put long pajama pants on him or make sure I snuggle him up really well in his blankets. He always calms down immediately when I put the oils on him and I think the combo seems to really do the trick.
I also like to put a couple of drops of Peace and Calming on him too, just to help calm him down and he is always able to go back to sleep – at least so far. I’ll keep you posted if things change. Peace & Calming always seems to help the boys to sleep if they are having troubles. We just got back from a weekend away and they struggled a bit with falling asleep, until I massaged some Peace & Calming onto their backs. Ahh… Nighty Night.
Oh and one more thing I’ll touch on is the pairing of aromatherapy and homeopathy. There are different beliefs about this combo. I have always have great results pairing them, but some believe they don’t pair well together. My suggestion is just to try it for yourself. Here is a good link that talks briefly about this subject. If you are concerned about pairing the two maybe just don’t use them at the same time – take your remedy and maybe use your oils a couple of hours later, or even a few days later.