Do your moods change when there’s a full moon?

Names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.

I have a few patients that become restless and irritable and are unable to sleep during the full moon but as soon as it passes they feel calm again.

There are many homeopathic remedies that can help with these symptoms but one such remedy is Luna and here I recall a case using this remedy.

I was in a children’s clinic during my final year of study.   The parents had brought Amy, their 18 month baby girl for her second follow up appointment and despite prescribing a well indicated remedy they reported no improvement in her sleep patterns. She was still extremely restless, irritable and would not sleep at all during the night. She didn’t keep her parents awake but they slept lightly while they listened to her gurgling and chattering away to herself throughout the night, sometimes she would scream out. During the day she was miserable and clingy due to lack of sleep.  The parents were exhausted and at the end of their tether, she had been like his since she was just a few months old.

We asked more questions trying to see if there was anything we might have missed in the first consultation. The parents told us that one night they had gone into Amy’s as they heard her cot rattle and they were worried she would try to climb out. They told us that she was just holding on to the side of the cot and was looking up to the moon.   She appeared to be mesmerized.

After differentiating a few remedies, we decided to prescribe Luna and asked the parents to return 4 weeks later and to keep a diary noting any changes.

When they came back they looked like a different family. They looked healthy, happy and refreshed.   They told us that within two weeks of taking the remedy Amy’s sleep improved and she now slept every night, sleeping from the time she was put down in the evening until dawn. As a result she was much happier during the day. They even checked her when there was a full moon and she continued to sleep peacefully.

If you would like to find out more about how homeopathy can help you especially if you are sensitive to the cycles of the moon please feel free to contact me.

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