I’m Dr. Dave Kirkpatrick from Quantum Techniques and currently I’m in the process of preparing for a trip to Morocco. I’m going to be gone for almost a month and so I need to put together a range of things for a travel first aid kit. Normally in QT we address chronic issues, but in fact we also have the ability to address the acute issues that could arise through travel, so I want to share some of the things that I’ve put together.
One of the standard things we talk about is MMS, Miracle Mineral Supplement. It’s sort of a messy thing to travel with, but they do make tablets for bathing. You can easily take those and simply put one of the tablets in your bath water and get the benefit of MMS without having to deal with mixing solutions together. Another product that is good to have with you when traveling is Congaplex which is good for any respiratory illness. Allerplex helps for any allergy type issues, Spanish Black Radish is good for food poisoning, and products for long-term immune support such as Echinacea and Andrographis are helpful. Some of these items may not be as readily available if you aren’t a standard processed licensed practitioner.
If you’re going anywhere near the ocean, meat tenderizer seems like a strange thing to bring, but if you happen to be stun by a jellyfish, putting meat tenderizer on the wound dissolves the protein in the jellyfish poison and the problem is solved.
I always have traumeel and arnica, which are homeopathic products that deal with pain and immediate injury. For general preventatives for pathogens of any kind, garlic, olive leaf, and oregano oil are fairly standard supplements that you can get in any health food store. If you’re uncertain of the water quality where you’re visiting, just a drop or two of grapefruit seed extract in the water will help prevent any bacterial or viral or fungal problems. Additionally, many of us are used to drinking filtered water at home, and when we travel we’re more likely to use water from plastic bottles where the plastic can leach causing issues, and who knows how clean the water source is for filling these plastic bottles in the first place. Much of the water used is not from a natural spring, so purifying water is one of the things that would be really important.
If you work with a homeopathic practitioner as I do, you’re likely aware that there is clinical homeopathy and classical homeopathy. In this particular instance this is second-hand knowledge, but the classical homeopath that I’ve dealt with has an endless series of questions to narrow down and define the precise remedy that meets your need. While the clinical homeopath has a way of testing your energy, and based on that, can determine what would best address particular problems. I have a tiny vial for diarrhea, a couple of drops will do it. For allergies, Rescue Remedy is great for emergency situations. Cactus is for any heart ailment. For food poisoning, here’s arnica in a different form. There’s also formulas for wound recovery, injuries, pain from bruises or strains and ginger for digestive issues. The advantage of these remedies is that the practitioner we work with has tested them, and they match the energy for me and my wife. Therefore we have some assurance that this isn’t just a general remedy, but it’s particularly targeted to our needs.
In a previous blog, I talked about activated charcoal as a detoxing system and as a way of addressing food poisoning. So you’ll see there are multiple remedies for some of these things. What I do is muscle test to see which one is best for the particular situation. I have some simple capsules which you can easily take with you while traveling and they address common things like food poisoning by way of a general digestive cleanse, or things that may not be so common like a snake bite, and things of that nature.
If flying, another item to consider is a charcoal face mask. I’ve been told that the most difficult times in flying are the takeoff and landing because you’re breathing the exhaust from other airplanes’ jet engines. I am told that most pilots use a mask during takeoff and landing. If they use it, it’s not a bad idea for the rest of us to consider it as well. Our house happens to be in the flight path of an airport, and our roof is covered with a black soot that is from the exhaust of the airplane fuel, so it makes some sense.
I would welcome feedback from anyone out there who has other things that you use in your travel kit – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s best to be prepared. I’ve been in foreign countries, and I have found people welcoming and helpful, and more open to non-traditional medicine than is typical in the United States. We haven’t had any serious problems, but it’s best to go prepared. I hope some of these suggestions will be useful to you. Thank you.