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Emotions – A Big Part Of Someone’s Health

I am always reminded how the emotional side of someone is so much part of their not feeling well. Most of the time, a person comes for homeopathic care because of a physical symptom that is bothering them. As I listen and witness what they are saying and showing me, the person will often talk about a situation, an event, and/or a relationship cloud heartthat is happening in their life at this present time or in the past. Their feelings about this situation are expressed, along with how it has affected them. For me as a homeopath, this emotional component is a big part of understanding the person’s case, the totality of their case, and helps lead to the homeopathic remedy that is helpful for them.

A Patient

I want to tell you about a woman I have seen in my homeopathic practice over the years for various reasons. Many times with her, the emotions are a big part of her case, and have helped guide me to the homeopathic remedy that is needed at the time.

My patient came in to see me because she was experiencing sore gums.  She had the area checked by her dentist. No cavity nor decay was seen, but the dentist did say that the area looked traumatized. My patient had no memory of injuring the area. She said the gums felt sore both when they were touched, and not touched. They didn’t hurt when she ate. She also started talking about her relationship with her daughter. Lately, it has been difficult. (I am not going into detail here.) She felt hurt and left out of her daughter’s life. And she thought that perhaps her daughter was not telling her the truth at times, lying to her. The gums bothered this woman, but the interaction she was having with her daughter also bothered her greatly.

All of this information made up her case. I could have given something along the lines of first aid, but there seemed to be more involved in the case than an injury. Actually, there was an injury, an injury to her relationship with her daughter. After taking the homeopathic remedy that was similar to what she was experiencing, the soreness of the gums subsided; she slept better; and she spent a day with her daughter, helping her organize her apartment. My patient was feeling better.

Everything Is Connected

We know that every thing is connected in our bodies, in our being. Sometimes, when emotions cannot be expressed, they show up in the body as a symptom. Someone may say so directly and see the connection themselves, with others it just comes out as they are talking. Some of the connections I have heard and witnessed:

  • When I am upset, I can’t eat, or I have diarrhea.
  • When I get so stressed and overwhelmed, I get this horrible migraine headache.
  • When I feel betrayed or let down, I get these stomach cramps.
  • When I have intercourse with my husband, I develop an urinary tract infection afterwards, or have pains in my uterus.
  • I feel so anxious and stressed when I around this person (blank). I feel as though all my energy has been sucked out of me.
  • After I experienced that traumatic event, I developed bodily pains and I was tired all the time. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

I want to add that therapy and forms of counseling can be very helpful for someone who is going through an emotionally difficult time. It is always good to have someone to talk to, who is a witness and supportive of you. And homeopathy and therapy can work very well together.

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The Use Of Homeopathic Remedies When Exposed To A Fire

I have written about the use of homeopathy when there are natural disasters (In that post, I talk about how to use the homeopathic remedies.) Presently, California is having horrible and destructive fires. The fire season in California has become almost any time of the year. It used to be the months of September and October. People are being affected by the fires whether they live right in the fire area, close by, or even several hundred miles away.  With whatever distance you are from the fire, you may be feeling the affects of the fire, breathing in the smokey air and particles.

There are some homeopathic remedies that can help when being exposed to a fire. You may be experiencing emotional and physical symptoms. Also the fire may trigger a condition that you already experience, such as asthma, headaches or allergies.

If you are not feeling well at the time of the fire and/or are having lingering responses 150 - boiron arnicaand reactions after the fire, it would be good to see your physician, and your homeopath. A person may or may not need help at that time, but later on they may. This is call “never been well since” _________________.

I hear that many people are using air masks or air filters.

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

I have organized the remedies by issues. There is always an overlap. If you are experiencing an emotional symptom or a physical one, read all the remedies. The homeopathic remedies listed here are just a small selection of homeopathic remedies. I am thinking in terms of first aid use, and what to be used at the time of the fire. If a condition continues, or you are not feeling better by these homeopathic remedies, contact a homeopath. (I put in bold the type of cough.)

Emotional State

ACONITE – feeling very fearful, anxious and panicky after the shock and occurrence of the disaster, or during the disaster, even from loud noises. Cannot calm down. Feels terrified and restless. May have particular fear of death, and even predicting that they will die. Sleep is restless, tossing and turning, waking up feeling very fearful. Symptoms come on suddenly. May have a dry cough.

IGNATIA – grief from loss: loss of home, possessions, loved ones. Crying or whimpering in sleep. Frequent sighing and yawning, while awake.

ARSENICUM ALBUM – very restless and anxious. Burning in eyes, throat and inside nose. maybe streaming. May have digestive issues of vomiting and diarrhea.

Body Injuries

ARNICA MONTANA – for body injury, shock from an injury, or just shock from the trauma of the disaster. Person feels sore, bruised, and will say “I am fine”, even though they are not. They don’t like to be touched.

RHUS TOX – sprain and strain after heavy physical work, when the person has not limbered up. Pains are worse when beginning to move, feels better once moving, like a “rusty gate”. Acts on torn ligaments and tendons. Use after ARNICA. Joint is hot, swollen and painful.

RUTA GRAV – use if Rhus tox fails. Torn and wrenched tendons or ligaments. Bruised periosteum (bone covering). Especially good for stiff, sore wrists, ankles, or knees. Dislocation of joints, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder. Use after ARNICA.

Burns

CANTHARIS – for burns from cooking, sunburn, and fires. Read the post I wrote about Cantharis and burns.

Eyes

ALLIUM CEPA – eyes and nose stream. Nasal discharge is acrid, making the upper lip and nose sore. Discharge from eyes is bland.  Think of when peeling and cutting an onion. Hoarseness, beginning of laryngitis.

EUPHRASIA – when the mucous members are affected: the eyes, nose, and chest. With a watery, acrid discharge. Burning hot tears. The nasal discharge is bland.  A thick, acrid discharge from the eyes. (Allium Cepa doesn’t have an acrid discharge/teary from the eyes.)  Called EYE BRIGHT. There can be redness around the eyes, almost looking like a racoon.

Cough and Respiratory

SPONGIA – dry, croupy, and wheezing cough. Sounds like a “saw being driven through asomeone coughing pine board”. Tickling and dryness in the throat. Clears throat frequently.

HEPAR SULPHURIS – very irritable, bad tempered, and feels chilly. Croupy, wet cough. Sounds like a seal barking. A thick, yellow mucus expectoration. Worse from the slightest draft, cold, dry air, uncovering. Better from warmth.

ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM – great fatigue. Sweating on head. A wet cough. Mucus is thick, white and difficult to cough up. Sounds like a rattling. Hoarseness.

PHOSPHORUS – Tightness in chest. Suffocative and oppressive breathing. Cough hard and dry. Very impressionable and sympathetic. Anxious about loved ones. Loves company. Stomachaches and gushing diarrhea.

CARBO VEGETABILIS – irritable. Exhaustion and weakness. Air hunger – breathing is laborious, quick and short. Wants to take a deep breath.  A hollow and choking cough.

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If I can be of help to you regarding a health issue and the use of homeopathy, I would be happy to talk with you. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com

Please know that this information is not to take the place of western medical care when needed. Serious injury or illness should not be treated without expert advice, nor should the information provided here be seen as a replacement for a consultation with a trusted healthcare provider. It is your responsibility to seek medical help and diagnosis when appropriate. This information is from a homeopathic perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.