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Difference Between Herbal And Homeopathic Medicines

Over the last few months, there have been inquiries on the difference between herbal and homeopathic medicines. The medicines themselves, and the principles of herbal medicine and homeopathy are very different.

I am a classical homeopath, I know about homeopathy and homeopathic remedies or medicines. I don’t know much about herbal medicine, and don’t use this form of medicine. What I am writing here, is the little bit I do know about herbal medicine. For you to know more about herbal medicine, I would suggest you talk to an acupuncturist, a Chinese herbalist, a herbalist and possibly a naturopathic doctor.

Herbal Medicines

Herbal medicines are made from plants. The different parts of the plant are used – the herbal tea-3833600__340roots, the stem, the flowers, or the leaves. The medicines are used individually by themselves, or in a combination with other plants. I often hear an acupuncturist talking about “formulas” for particular health concerns. The medicines are taken in the form of a capsule or made into a tea or drink. The herbal medicine itself is the actual physical substance of the plant.

Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines or remedies are made from plants too, and also made from minerals and elements, animals, and any substance we have on earth, even sunlight. There are over 4000 homeopathic remedies. All the elements in the periodic table have been made into homeopathic remedies. Animals, such as snakes, mammals, sea animals, birds, mollusks, insects and spiders have been made into homeopathic remedies. And many, many different plants have been made into homeopathic remedies.

A small part of whatever is being made into a homeopathic remedy is needed to make the remedy. Animals are not killed to make homeopathic remedies.

To make homeopathic remedies, the substance goes through a potentization process of dilution and succussion. Succussion is banging the vial that contains the liquid homeopathic remedy against a book. (At homeopathic homeopathy2pharmacies, there is a machine that does this. Some homeopathic pharmacies may still be made by hand.) Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who developed homeopathy, used a bible to bang against. This potentization process creates the potency or strength of the homeopathic remedy.

The potencies are labelled as X (ten parts), C (100 parts), or M (1000 parts).  The 12C is the the first potency of which there is nothing left of the physical substance that the homeopathic remedy is made from. 12C is called Avogadro’s Number. At the 12C potency and higher, it is the energetic pattern of the substance. Homeopathy is an energetic form of medicine.

Which potency a person uses depends on the person, on their vital force and on their state.  They may use different potencies of the homeopathic remedy at different times.

The homeopathic remedies are in a pill or pellet form, usually a sugar lactose pill. Remedies are also in a liquid form. And sometimes a remedy is sniffed, when opening the top of the vial.

One homeopathic remedy is used at a time. This homeopathic remedy matches the state of the person. Another homeopathic remedy may be used later on.

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Chocolate – A Homeopathic Remedy

Yes, Chocolate has been made into a homeopathic remedy. Chocolate is part of the plant family, Malvale. There are over 4000 homeopathic remedies made from plants, minerals and elements, and different animals.

Chocolate was made into a homeopathic remedy by Jeremy Sherr. Jeremy Sherr is a wonderful homeopath, who has done many provings of different substances that are made into homeopathic remedies. He lives and chocolate-551424_960_720practices  in Africa now, and teaches homeopathy all over the world. If you google him and Chocolate, you can read more about this homeopathic remedy, and other remedies.

I recently gave Chocolate to one of my patients.

I often write in my posts that each homeopathic remedy has a picture. My job as a homeopath is to understand the picture and the totality of the person, and then match that with a homeopathic remedy that has the similar picture.

Connection And Disconnection

In the Malvale family there is the feeling of being connected, attached, bonded and intimate with people. The opposite is the feeling of being disconnected, alone, separate, and isolated.

When I was studying this family (Malvale) during one of the schools I attended, the analogy of a nursing baby kept coming up for me. I have always thought and said, when a baby is nursing it is like baby breastfeedingbaby heaven for them. The baby is getting food, nourishment, closeness, body bonding, being held, loved, protected, cared for, nurturing, feeling safe and secure. Everything is all rolled into one.

The look on the baby’s face as they fall asleep at the breast, is euphoric, smiling as they are sleeping. It as if they are in heaven, baby heaven. What a wonderful feeling this is for the baby, and often a wonderful feeling for the mother too. This is deep bonding and connection.

The opposite would be non bonding. The feeling of being alone, isolated, detached, indifferent, wanting to connect, a feeling of self sufficiency in that they don’t need anyone, and that they can do it alone. In some ways their actions may push people away, so that they cannot connect, even though they want to.

Hedgehog

A specific analogy in describing Chocolate is the hedgehog. The hedgehog has two distinctly different sides: the soft belly and the quills on the back and outside of its body. The hedgehog-3209499_960_720belly’s softness is inviting to cuddle and snuggle up to, but the back would be something you would want to avoid, almost feeling repelled by it, because of the prickly quills that could hurt. The hedgehog rolls up, protecting its soft belly, presenting the quill side to the outside world.

The belly and the back are the two sides of Chocolate.

(In the photo, the hedgehog is being held by supporting the soft belly, and avoiding the quills.)

My Patient

It is too soon to say how my patient is doing, since she just started taking this homeopathic remedy. Some of what she talked about when I saw her was the feeling of wanting a connection with people, and how she felt it is difficult for her to do so. She feels very lonely and alone. (This also is part of our society today. We are very connected through technology, and maybe not as much through in person, social interactions.)

She has digestive issues. And she said that she is eating chocolate a lot. She is aware when she is eating chocolate that she is trying to fill herself up with something – maybe a sense of belonging, nurturing, connecting, love, maternal love and bonding.

Please know that if you eat a lot of chocolate, it doesn’t mean you need the homeopathic remedy Chocolate.  🙂

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Making Homeopathy Visible – Inspired By Seth Godin

“The invisible limits

Words like חמץ and kx’āhã don’t appear in English. These words, like thousands of others, include sounds that aren’t part of the normal spoken range of the language. We don’t have difficulty saying or hearing these sounds, they’re simply sounds we have rules against.

The question is: Is the alphabet we use missing those sounds because we don’t use them, or is it that we don’t use those sounds because we don’t have letters for them?

If you can’t see it, you can’t say it. And that goes for more than words.”

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The above is from Seth Godin’s blog for March 18, 2019. If you click on the title above, “The invisible limits”, you will go to Seth’s site.

Inspired By Seth Godin

I wanted to share Seth Godin’s post with you. The last line has some similarities about homeopathy, particularly about people knowing about homeopathy.  If someone does not see homeopathy, they don’t say it, they don’t seek it out and use it. Specifically, if they don’t see it:

  • in the media – written, audio, TV
  • on business signs on buildings
  • as part of a integrative health practice
  • listed as one of the healing modalities that is offered through their health care plan
  • included in health articles

All of what we don’t see, such as homeopathy, is still out there. Homeopathy may be somewhat invisible here in the United States, but in other countries, such as England, France, Germany, India, Australia, homeopathy is visible. It is seen, is known, is used, and is often a big part of someone’s health care.

Making Homeopathy Visible

I work at making homeopathy visible. I write this blog about homeopathy. At times, I offer classes and talks about homeopathy. I talk about what I do with people I meet. I am always wanting to get homeopathy out to people. Basically, saying: hey, homeopathy is a wonderful healing modality that is helpful for so many health concerns people experience today, and it can be used along with other healing modalities.

I have often said over the years, that I need a building, with a BIG NEON sign on it, blocks spelling homeopathysaying HOMEOPATHY.

Making homeopathy visible.

To all my readers, a big thank you, because you help make homeopathy visible.

And as an aside, throughout homeopathy’s history, there have been times that it was very visible and part of people’s health care. Other times, homeopathy was not seen as well, not as visible, but was still available and used. Homeopathy won’t go away. It will be here, helping people with their health.

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More About Arnica Montana – A Personal Story

Arnica Montana is often the first homeopathic remedy that someone uses, introducing them to homeopathy.  Moms use the remedy a lot with their children. I have written about the use of Arnica Montana for first aid situations, such as traumas, falls, surgeries, and injuries in several of my blog posts. Here is one of those posts.

Each homeopathic remedy is not just for one health condition. The thinking that I have this _____________________, then I need this homeopathic remedy, is not how homeopathy works. I know we do so that with Arnica, using it when there is an injury, as I wrote above, but Arnica can be used, like other  homeopathic remedies, for not just one thing.

Homeopathic remedies have what we call a “picture”, which is a description of the remedy. As a homeopath, I am matching the picture of the person to the picture of a homeopathic remedy. This is Like Cures Like, the main principle of homeopathy – the Law of Similars.

A Personal Story

My left arm started to be very painful. I have had something like this before. I call it a “cold” in my arm.  It hurt in several different places on my arm – around the elbow, the upper arm, the shoulder, the shoulder blade and even down to the fingers. It was a sore, bruised feeling. It hurt almost all the time, and more so when I moved the arm, and even when I moved my right arm, my left arm would hurt. (We are connected.)  At night, getting into a comfortable position took time. I babied the arm, and wore clothes that were easy to put on and didn’t need help in snapping or zipping.

I gave myself the homeopathic remedy Bryonia at first. It didn’t seem to help. Then I thought, I am feeling bruised and sore. So bruised. I didn’t injure the arm, nor was there any kind of an accident. But there was this sore and bruised feeling. So I took the homeopathic remedy Arnica. I dissolved three 30C pellets of Arnica in water, and took  arnica lying downseveral doses of it (teaspoonfuls), over a period of time. A day or so later, I took Arnica 200C potency, and really felt a change after that, a bettering – less sore and bruised. The next morning, I noticed I was starting to use my arm more, still being careful with it. And the healing has continued.

When I had talked with a friend about my arm, she asked me if I had thought about getting a massage. I immediately said, “I don’t want to be touched”. At first I thought, that is not true, because I am touching my arm at times, feeling the points where it hurts, and slowly, gently pressing on them and massaging them.

I thought about what I had said, that I don’t want to be touched. It was true. I didn’t want my arm to be touched. I didn’t want anyone to touch it. And I was being so very, very careful with my arm, not letting anything touch it.

The “I don’t want to be touched” is a keynote, a main characteristic, of the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana, along with the sore and bruised feelings. The person will say, I am fine, but they don’t want to be touched, because they are not fine. And this is what I was saying. It was so interesting to me that I said that.

I didn’t have an injury, but as I am writing this, I remember that I was noticing that I was having very different dreams than I usually have. In these dreams I had the feeling of being threatened and of the possibility of being hurt. I found I was escaping from a lot of situations that could be dangerous. Perhaps in some ways, I had felt injured, maybe not physically, but something may have happened in my life, maybe on an emotional level, and I was feeling injured. This was being expressed through my dreams and through the physical sensations of soreness and bruising I was experiencing.

Homeopathy To Heal

To come to the homeopathic remedy that is needed, it is ALWAYS finding out how the person is feeling, not that they have __________________. How the person is feeling can manifest in many areas. Some of these are: physical symptoms, dreams, fears, emotional states, mental functioning, and spiritual questioning. All of this information is what guides the homeopath in selecting the homeopathic remedy that fits the person, that is similar to the person, and helps in their healing.

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If I can be of help to you for a health concern you or a loved one are experiencing, please contact me, either here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 


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Are You Experiencing Lingering Effects From A Trauma?

I have written  about traumas before, and have talked about the use of the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana in many of my posts when there has been a trauma.

Recently, when I was with a friend, we were talking about traumas, physical and emotional ones. And that often there can be lingering effects from the trauma, such as a person having chronic pain, flare up of certain symptoms, feeling emotionally  distressed, regressing in behaviors and development, and more.

Traumas

A trauma can be physical and emotional. Some physical traumas can be from surgeries, giving birth, falls, vaccine reactions, accidents, and experiencing a down and outnatural disaster. Some emotional traumas could be the loss of a loved one through death, an illness, or a divorce; the experience of war; the experience of abuse, emotionally and physically; the experience of loss of a job or home; being in a natural disaster; and exposure to toxins in the air, water, soil, or environment.

(I have natural disasters in both categories. We are seeing more of them occurring.)

The person may have sought out help at the time of the trauma or soon afterwards,  and may have also used homeopathy.  The trauma may have been looked at as a first aid situation, looking at taking care of what has happening at that present time. And the help that the person received was beneficial to them. Yet, for some people there may be a lingering from the trauma, showing up in physical symptoms, emotional states of anxiety, fear, sadness or depression, or a feeling of just not being well.  The person may even say, I have not been well since “this” happened.

When I meet with a patient, I often ask what was going on when this (the symptoms or state of not being well) started.  In a way, I am looking for a cause. A cause in the sense that this may be the initiator, the start, to why they are not feeling well.

In My Practice

These are some of the traumas, and lingering states I have seen in my practice:

  • a woman who had two c-sections. A lot of scar tissue developed, and she experienced a lot of pain and discomfort during her menstrual cycle.
  • a concussion from a car accident. The woman experienced vertigo and difficulty focusing and the use of computers was very difficult for her.
  • a woman who was exposed to toxins after being in an area where there had been fires.
  • a boy who had reactions to vaccines.
  • a woman who lost her her husband, and was deeply grieving.
  • a man who hasn’t been well since having the flu.

Healing

In a lot of circumstances, healing takes time. We don’t always want to hear that it takes time. We want to feel better right now.  We don’t like to not feel well.

When we experience a trauma, it may affect us on many levels, and it may also bring up states and feelings we had experienced in the past. We may use different healing modalities to help us, such as homeopathy, message, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, energy body work, therapy, chiropractic, western medicine and more. The healing is a process, and in some ways it can be a deep learning experience about ourselves.

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If you feel that homeopathy could be part of your healing process, please contact me, either through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

 


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First Aid Class – Using Homeopathic Remedies To Help In The Healing

In my last blog post, I wrote about what my niche is: chronic, ongoing health homeopathy first aidconcerns. Homeopathy is wonderful for chronic conditions. Homeopathy is also wonderful for acute and first aid concerns.

Over the past years, I have written blogs, talking about specific homeopathic remedies that are useful for sprains, traumas, burns, during a natural disaster, and when having dental work.

In February, I am offering a class in the San Diego area on some of the homeopathic remedies I wrote about, and to also talk a little bit about homeopathy.  You are welcome to come if you are in the San Diego area. If you are not local, and are interested in having a class on first aid in your area, we could plan an online course via Skype, Facetime or Whatsapp.

Here is the flyer for the class on First Aid I am giving on Saturday, February 9th at Lifelong Yoga. If you know of someone who may be interested in the class, I would appreciate you passing this information on to them. Thank you.
 

 A Class on First Aid Using Homeopathic Remedies

Are you looking for natural ways to help you and your family when you experience an injury, a sprain, a burn or an insect bite? You may see your physician at the time, which is always a good idea if there are severe symptoms and responses, but, you are open to learning about other ways to help in your healing. This class may be for you then.  

 This class will cover the following information:

  •  Specific homeopathic remedies helpful for sprains/strains, falls, traumas, wounds/cuts, insect bites, burns, and dental work. A homeopathic kit.
  • How to use these homeopathic remedies.
  • How to come to the homeopathic remedy.
  • What is homeopathy? A brief introduction.
  • Case stories of people who used homeopathy in first aid situations.
  • Questions and answers.
  • A handout that covers the homeopathic remedies and how to take them will be given out.

Location: Lifelong Yoga, 2364 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, 92020

Date: Saturday, February 9th

Time: 12:45 pm – 2pm

Fee: $25 – by check, cash, credit card or Venmo.

Bring a mat, a cushion or a back rest for your comfort. We will be sitting on the floor. There are a few chairs available.

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I am Pamela Hird Klein, PDHom(UK). I am a classical homeopath in the La Mesa area. Educating people about the benefits of homeopathy is a passion of mine, in addition to being a practitioner of homeopathy. I would be happy to have you join this class if you are interested in learning more. My contact information is pam@homeopathytoheal.com, and http://www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

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My Niche As A Homeopath

A lot of times, I am asked what is my niche? Who do I see? What kinds of health concerns do I see in my homeopathic practice? Do I have a specialty area? Do I see people who have  _______________?

My Answer

I don’t see any particular health concern. I see mostly children and women, for all sorts of health concerns, but not a particular area, such as women’s issues. (And then I think to myself, maybe I should have a niche, a specialty area.)

The people that do come for homeopathy are usually ones who may have an ongoing chronic condition. They are better, from taking some form of medication or receiving healing treatments, but then they are not feeling well, again. They experience a flare up of their health concern, such as another ear infection, another skin eruption, another digestion upset, or another migraine headache.

For example, a 2 year old boy I saw several years ago was having recurring ear infections and nasal congestion over a period of 6 months. (That is a quarter of his life!) He was proscribed antibiotics. He would be better for 4 weeks or so after the course of the antibiotics, and then the ear infection and nasal congestion would return. This happened several times. After one dose of the given homeopathic remedy, he did not have any more ear infections. He did very well.

My Niche

If I listen to the answer I give to people when asked what my niche is, I am actually telling them my niche. I didn’t realize that. So, here is my niche:

  • People who want to be better, who want to feel well. niche
  • People who have an ongoing, chronic health concern. A chronic health concern means, that they feel better and then feel worse again. They experience periodic flareups.
  • People who live with the health concern, managing and living with it, in any way they can.
  • People who have used other healing modalities, that have helped by giving them some relief, but there has not been a healing at the root cause of what is bothering them.
  • People who are open to doing another form of healing.
  • People who are open and interested in homeopathy.

This is my niche.

And these are the kinds of people who I mostly see in my homeopathic practice.

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How can I be of help to you? Please let me know by contacting me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.