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Homeopathy Is Part of Someone’s Ongoing Health Care

Several weeks ago, I received an email from a patient that I had seen 12 years ago. Actually, the email was from the mother of a patient I seen when he was 5 years old.

What was bothering the son 12 years ago, was bothering him now. Granted, his circumstances were different. He was now in college and living in a different state. His clay spiralmother wanted to know what the homeopathic remedy was that he had used years ago, and possibly if he could use it again.

I keep the files of  my patients that I have seen over the years. As I was reading his file, I remembered the case. I don’t think I could describe the boy physically or how he looked, but I remembered the case, and what led me to selecting the homeopathic remedy that was given.

I emailed the mother back, telling her the homeopathic remedy, and what the cost would be for the remedy and for it to be sent to her son. I also said that there is a possibility that her son’s state has changed, and a different  homeopathic remedy would be needed now. And that it would be best to come in for an appointment. The mother agreed, and so did her son. We thought of doing a Skype appointment since he was out of state. But with his schedule being so busy, it was decided that he would see me in December during his winter break, and see me in person.

In the meantime, I sent him the homeopathic remedy that he took in the past, with the understanding that it may work or not work this time. I suggested that he be in touch with me 10 days after taking the remedy to let me know how he was doing.

It was very gratifying to hear from this mother, and knowing that homeopathy had helped her son so many years ago. And now, they were looking to homeopathy for the  present situation, and reaching out for help. I often see in my practice how homeopathy has become a part of my patients’ ongoing health care. When they need help they contact me. This mother’s email was an example and a reminder of homeopathy being part of one’s ongoing health care. It felt good.

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If there is a health concern that is bothering you or a loved one, and you would like to have homeopathy be part of your health care, I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 

 

 

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Burns – The Homeopathic Remedy Cantharis Helps To Heal

I want to continue with some tips for first aid situations.

Burns.

If it is a very bad burn, or you feel you need to have your physician look at it, do that. Peace of mind is always valuable.

A Personal Story

About 12 days ago, when I was making dinner, I inadvertently picked up a plate that was siting on a burner on the stove with my left hand. I immediately responded, dropping/putting the plate  down as carefully and as quickly as I could. The middle, inner areas of my second and third fingers were burned.  It stung.  It hurt. Blisters started forming almost immediately. I put a cool, wet cloth on the fingers. I also put some Calendula cream on while I got the homeopathic remedy Cantharis 30C.

I dissolved 3 – 4 pellets of Cantharis in 1/2 glass of filtered, spring water.  I took one Cantharis_30cteaspoonful of the dissolved remedy, and continued to do that, every 1/4 of an hour, then every 1/2 hour and then hourly.  Each time I took a dose, I stirred the dissolved remedy three times. In a first aid situation, taking the homeopathic remedy frequently is very helpful.

Within an hour after starting the remedy, the pain was gone.

Although, I was feeling better, I took another dose of the remedy the next morning. A dissolved homeopathic remedy is good for 24 hours.

As I wrote above, blisters formed almost immediately after the burn occurred. Over the next 4 days I was very careful about my hand. I didn’t want anything to bump against the area to break open the blisters, and I keep the areas very clean.  The areas continued to be painless.

On the fourth night, I noticed there was a slight oozing of a clear fluid from one of the blisters. I covered that blister with a gauze bandage, keeping the bandage on during the night and the next day. The following evening, I removed the bandage, and the blister was gone. Actually the blister had flattened.  The other blister had not oozed, but had also flattened. I think our bodies absorb the liquid. It is part of the innate healing abilities that our bodies do so well.

I did not bandage the area again.  I let the area be exposed to air. I am still being  careful with the use of my hand. Again no pain. I continue to watch the areas. The skin that is the flattened blister, continues to protect the burned areas, like a scab.  I expect the skin to start to peel off.  I use Calendula cream to help with the dryness of the skin. And I will continue to use the cream as needed, and if any tenderness or redness develops.

I have not taken any more doses of Cantharis. A homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing. If I started to feel some discomfort again, I would have taken another dose of Cantharis.

The Homeopathic Remedy Cantharis

Cantharis may be used in first aid, acute and chronic conditions. If it fits how the person is feeling, then it is used. For first aid situations, it is a wonderful remedy for burns. Also, it is helpful when someone is experiencing an urinary tract infection. Someone who would benefit from using Cantharis experiences pains that are cutting, smarting and burning. For UTIs, urination is very painful. I wrote a previous post about UTIs and mentioned Cantharis as one of the homeopathic remedies that can be helpful.

Suggested The Use Of Cantharis

Over the years, several of my patients and a yoga classmate have experienced burns, usually while they were cooking. I suggested Cantharis for them, taking it similarly to the way I did. All of them said how how helpful it was in the relief of the pain and the discomfort of the burn, and in helping to heal the area.

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If you are wanting to use homeopathy as part of your health care, whether for first aid situations, acute situations, or chronic ongoing conditions, I would be happy to talk to you. I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

 

 


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Labels – Pros And Cons

We often are given a label. It could be a diagnosis of a health condition (cancer, asthma, who I amIBS, PCOS, a psychological condition). It could be defining a behavior of a child (ADHD, autism, deficiency behavior). It could be a name, a gender designation, a derogatory name or a label of a political or religious group. It could be a number, as in a test score or health screening. There are pros and cons to labels – to be given a label by someone, and to give ourselves a label.

Scene From THE FOSTERS

I recently watched the television series, THE FOSTERS. In one episode, there was a scene in which the topic of labels was discussed in a short conversation between the two characters Jude and Cole. Jude is just coming out as a gay teen, and Cole is a transgender man. Here is the dialogue from that conversation.

Jude:  Conner is freaked out because I won’t say I’m gay. But, I don’t get it. Why do I have to call myself anything? (He had expressed earlier that he wanted to be Jude, not be a label, such as saying he is gay, but to be Jude.)

Cole:  I understand, and not wanting to have to check a box or whatever, but there’s power in labels, too, you know. When I was at Girls United most of the girls refused to call me “he”. And my label is what got me through. My label got me into an LGBT home where I can just be, you know, me. No questions asked. I’m not saying labels are for everyone, but sometimes they can, I don’t know, make us feel not so alone. 

THE FOSTERS – season 3, episode 4. (Start time 29:30 – 31:00)

In this scene, both a con and pro viewpoint are expressed. The con, is that having a label may put a person in a box that they don’t want to be in, such as with Jude, saying he is gay.  He may not be ready to say he is gay and he may not be gay. He wants to be himself – Jude. And the pro viewpoint, is that having the label of a transgender man, a “he”, helps Cole find a place to live that is comfortable and accepting of him. Both of these characters, actually want to be seen as who they are.

A Label Can Be Comforting – A Pro

For some, a label is a name of what is going on with them. It is comforting. It is an explanation. It is saying to the person, that this is what I have or am, or this is why I have not been feeling well. I have this ________________, such as getting a diagnosis of a disease.

I remember when my mother was told she had irritable bowel syndrome. She took comfort in knowing that she had something, something real and not that it was all in her head. And she could now say to people, “this is what I have”. She even gave my brother and I a book to read about IBS. To her, this book and the diagnosis explained her, explained how she felt, and gave her information to give to others so that would know who she is. The label was helpful for her.

A label, as in the short conversation above, can help open doors or give people services and/or therapies that are helpful to them. This often is the case in the school system when a child is given a diagnosis of ADHD, learning disabilities or autism.

A Label Can Be Limiting – A Con

Sometimes though, a label can be confining, restricting, and limiting. We may take it as this is who I am, defining us, and thinking that we can’t do anything about it. We can’t do anything different to change it or to make it better, that we will always be like this. Whether with a medical diagnosis or a recurring thought pattern, such as labeling  ourselves as victims or losers, we keep ourselves in a stuck, looping pattern.

Labels can be limiting because this may be how other people only see us; that only the label is seen and not the person. If a child is diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities or autism, or an adult is said to be depressed or has digestive problems, this is all that other people see about the person, the diagnosis, the label. I think this is what Jude was saying in the conversation above, that the person is not really being seen, but rather the person has become this label.

gull in flightWe Are All Individuals, Not A Label

Each of us have are own unique way of doing things, our own feelings, our own experiences. sensations, symptoms, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors. This is why I love homeopathy so much. Homeopathy looks at the individual, taking the individual into consideration, learning, observing, knowing what this person’s world is like, for them. Yes, there may be a diagnosis, a name, a label, but it is always finding out about this person, and how they experience what bothers them.

If a label is given, it is for us to be open. It is to use labels in a constructive way, helping, understanding and knowing the person. To be aware that the label may not be telling or giving us the whole or full picture of the person. And to seek out more about this person, so that we know THIS individual, and can help and meet THEIR needs, and help in THEIR healing, or just to know THEM.

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Alphabet of Homeopathy – For Fun

For fun, I have listed words, alphabetically, describing homeopathy in some way. Some letters were easier than others to come up with a descriptive word. I only listed one homeopathic remedy as a descriptive word. I couldn’t come up with a word for that letter – the letter is “X”.

Homeopathy Alphabetically

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A – ailments, animals, amelioration, aggravation, alcohol, antimiasmatic, Avogadro’s number

B – (what) bothers you

C – care, complaint, choices

D – dilution, direction of cure, differentiate, disease

E – energy medicine, expression

F – flexible, freedom

G – gestures, gentle healing

H – healing, health, (Samuel) Hahnemann, homeopathy, homeopath

I – individual, impartial, imponderables

J – jargon (one’s use of language), joy (this just keep popping in my head)

K – Kent and his repertory, keynote(s)

L – listening, Law of Similars – Like Cures Like, layers, language

M – movement, miasm/miasmatic, minimum dose, mother tincture, match, materia medica, medicine, modalities

N – nanoparticles, nanomedicne, nosodes, no side effects

O – open, odd, onion, over 4000 homeopathic remedies

P – patient, patience, potentized, potency, plants, periodic table, puzzle, proving, picture, pellets

Q – quantum physics

R – relationship, remedy

S – succussed (shaken), strange, (rare and peculiar symptoms), symptoms, sensation

T – trust, totality, triturate

U – uncovering, unique

V – valuing

W – witnessing, whole, water

X – x-ray (yes, a homeopathic remedy has been made from x-ray)

Y –  you

Z – zig-zag

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If there is a health concern you or a loved one are experiencing, and are wanting homeopathic care, I would be happy to talk with you.  I can be reached here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 


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A Personal Post – I Love Homeopathy

This is a personal post.

I love homeopathy.

I get discouraged at times. Homeopathy is challenging. My job is to understand the suffering of the patient, and then match it with the similar, in the form of a homeopathic remedy. It is LIKE CURES LIKE (Law of Similars). This is so, whether in a first aid situation (an insect bite), an acute condition (an ear infection), or a chronic condition (reactions to vaccines or an injury, chronic pain and fatigue, anxiety and other ongoing, chronic health issues.)

In my practice, I continually see how homeopathy helps people in their health, and that they are doing and feeling better. When I see this happen, it brings me back to the thought that there is such a need for homeopathy. I say to myself at this time, I love homeopathy! I love that I practice homeopathy. I love that homeopathy is available to people. I love that I can contribute to people’s health. And I love learning more about homeopathy.

Thank You

A big thank you to all of you who read this post, and posts that I have written in the past. It shows me that you are wanting, and are open to having choices for your health care, and that you are open to homeopathy.

If you want to know more about homeopathy, Amy Lansky wrote a wonderful book titled THE IMPOSSIBLE CURE.

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If I can be of help to you and/or a loved one, please contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 


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My Recent Experience With A Doctor – One Of The Difference Between Allopathic And Homeopathic Medicine

Recently, I had an annual exam with a new doctor.  I wanted to get acquainted with a doctor, so if in the future I needed care in allopathic medicine I had a relationship already established. This is also a good idea to do with a homeopath.

A Personal Experience

During the exam, I was describing to the doctor a sensation that I sometimes experience on the left side of my body, in the chest and breast area, and under the rib cage. It is a sensation that I have had over the years. It is is not a constant sensation. It is not painful, but has a heaviness feeling to it, as if I can feel that area.

The main sensation is that the area (rib cage, chest)  feels held in, as if there is not enough room for it to expand. I don’t have any difficulty breathing, nor do I feel the sensation when I breath. The feeling is a heaviness, tightness, held in, and wanting to expand and to be let out.

I said this last part to the doctor.  She answered, “I don’t know what you are saying.” field of flowers I replied, “That kind of description is what I hear from my patients. As a homeopath, it gives me an understanding of what the person is experiencing.”

A Difference Between Allopathic and Homeopathic Medicine

I thought to myself, this is one of the differences between homeopathic and allopathic medicine. It really showed me how different an appointment is with a doctor compared to one with a homeopath.  A doctor gathers their information through the results of tests – blood pressure, pulse, vitals, blood panels, examinations etc. And a homeopath will take all of these test results into consideration, but also wants to know more about what this person is experiencing, such as the sensation I described above.

It was very interesting for me to have the physical exam, and to personally see for myself how different the experience of working with a doctor is, as compared to working with a homeopath.

Homeopathy To Heal

There is definitely a place for allopathic (western medicine) to help people in their health. And there is definitely a place for homeopathic medicine. I have found that many people who come to homeopathy for care do so after using other healing modalities, including allopathic medicine.

If you feel that homeopathy could be helpful for your or a loved one’s health condition, I invite you to contact me. I can be reached on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.

 

 


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Thrush – Homeopathy Can Help

Often, new mothers and babies experience thrush.  I have received calls from mothers regarding this and wanting help for both themselves and their baby using homeopathy.

Thrush

Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast (type of fungus) that naturally is present in peoples’  mouths and digestive tracts. It is called Candida Albicans.  Symptoms arise when there baby breastfeedingis an imbalance of this bacteria. Thrush often can develop after using antibiotics.  Anti-fungal medications are often prescribed.

The baby may experience thrush in their genital area and in their mouths. The mother may experience thrush around her breast nipples, in her mouth, in her vagina, and in her digestive tract. Thrush in the mouth looks like white patches on the tongue or inside the cheeks. It may be sore and itchy.

Mothers may confuse thrush with a diaper rash. A diaper rash will start in one of the the body creases, especially where an urine soaked diaper has been rubbing against, and stay in that local area. Thrush will start around the anus, and can spread upwards towards the naval.

Homeopathy

Sometimes thrush resolves on its own in a couple weeks. If it doesn’t, the mother may want to get professional care, and to look deeper to what could be the root cause. Homeopathy can be very helpful for both mother and baby who are experiencing thrush, and for anyone else who is experiencing an overgrowth of bacteria, such as with candida or yeast infections.

As with any health concern, it is finding out how the individual experiences what is bothering them, and then giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to this.  If someone says they have thrush, there is not a “go to” remedy that is automatically given.

What A Homeopath Would Want To Know

When a mother and a baby are experiencing thrush, the homeopath would want to know more about each of them separately, and together. There is a very good chance that they are experiencing the same imbalance, the same “state”, and will benefit from the same homeopathic remedy.  As a homeopath, I want to know:

  • how are the mother and the baby experiencing the thrush (each could be experiencing it differently) – the discomfort, the pain, the itch, the discharge.
  • where on the body is it manifesting.
  • what is the color, consistency and odor. has this changed.
  • when did it start. what was going on when it started.
  • what makes it better or worse.
  • is the mother breastfeeding. how is that going.
  • what was the pregnancy like. the birth like.
  • were any medications given to the mother and/or to the baby before, during and after the pregnancy and birth.
  • any other infections.
  • medical history of the mother and the baby.
  • any vaccines given.
  • emotional state of the mother and the baby.
  • any other physical symptoms or conditions being experienced.

Some Care Taking Tips

Keeping the area clean and dry helps to sooth the irritation, the burning, and the itching of the area. Air drying can be helpful, by having the baby go diaper less for a period of time, and for the mother to leave her nipples exposed to the air. It is suggested not to use breast pads at this time. Also, not to use soap, which can be drying and irritating. Instead add 1/2 cup of cider vinegar to the bath water, and use a cloth soaked with cider vinegar to wipe the inside of the baby’s mouth and to clean around the mother’s nipples.

If the mother can continue to breastfeed during this time, even though it is uncomfortable for her, it will benefit both her and her baby in the long run.

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I invite you to contact me if you, or your baby, are experiencing thrush and are wanting homeopathic care. I would be happy to talk with you. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.