The other day I was thinking of who my ideal patient is in my homeopathic practice. And it is a mom. She is usually holistically minded. She may have done some reading in holistic health, and on homeopathy. She wants for herself and her family members to experience a long lasting healing for whatever health concern they may have. She doesn’t want her family to be taking ongoing medications that don’t help or heal. And she doesn’t want them to be experiencing any side effects. She wants a healing for her family and for herself.
The mom may need to talk to her husband or partner, educating them on the benefits of holistic health, on homeopathy. Sometimes she may feel that she needs to use allopathic medicine (western medicine) for a health concern. For me as a practitioner of homeopathy, I tell moms that if they do use, let’s say antibiotics, we can still continue doing homeopathy. I don’t want the mom to feel she needs to choose between allopathic and homeopathic medicine in some instances.
The following are some health concerns that the family may experience. Although, they are listed by mother, father and children, some of the health concerns can affect either age or sex.
Some of the health concerns a mom may have for herself: menstrual issues, menopause, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, skin eruptions, chronic fatigue.
For her children: behavioral issues, eczema, asthma, other skin eruptions, on going coughs, stomach aches, chronic ear infections and colds, nightmares, fears, difficulty sleeping, childhood diseases.
And for her husband: men’s issues, lack of confidence, headaches, insomnia, performance issues in different areas, skin eruptions, arthritis, injuries, flus.
I have seen all sorts of moms. A new mom who wants to know how to help her young baby develop immunity. A grandmother who has brought in her grand children for behavioral issues. A mom who is concerned about her teenaged son who has skin eruptions. A mom whose 7 year old son has an ongoing cough, or has a teenage daughter who has difficult periods. And a mom calling about her mother. Most of the time, the mom is the gateway to the family’s health. All sorts of moms, from a new mom to a grandmother, and all the moms in between. A mom brings herself, she brings her children, she brings her grandchildren, she brings her husband/partner, and other family members.
If I can be of any help for you and/or your family, please contact me here by leaving a comment or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com I offer a 15+ minute complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.
We have been hearing a lot about measles in the news. What we having been hearing has been about whether people have been vaccinated or not vaccinated for measles. I don’t want to go into this topic in this blog post. I think it is important for parents to know that if their child, or themselves as an adult, become ill with measles, or any other childhood disease, homeopathy can help during these times. And, to know that homeopathy is helpful if someone has vaccinated their child and there are adverse reactions to the vaccines.
In this blog I want to talk about measles, and how homeopathy can be helpful if someone is not moving through it well. The body has a wonderful ability to heal itself. It is when the body gets stuck, that help may be needed, and this is when homeopathy will be useful. The homeopathic remedies are helping the body with its own healing abilities. It is important to see a practitioner of homeopathy, a homeopath, to help in this health situation. You don’t want to self treat.
Measles is one of several childhood diseases. It is important that the rash develops, and moves downward. That is an indication of healing – from the inside out, and from the top downward. To read more about direction of healing, read my blog post on direction of cure.
Symptoms of measles:
Fever of 102 – 104 Fahrenheit
Watery eyes – eyes inflamed
Sensitivity to light
Hard, dry cough
Seldom has an appetite
Tongue may be coated
Breath – sick smelling
Rash may start in mouth on 2 – 3 rd day. Tiny, white spots in inner lining of mouth, called Koplik’s Spots.
On 4th or 5th day, itchy red, rash will appear. Large, flat blotches, they may run into each other. Start on face, moving downward. (This is a Direction of Cure) Lasting 4 -7 days. Rash is a good sign.
Fever may rise as rash moves down the body, and subside in a few days.
Lasts around 10 days
Most contagious, 2 – 4 days before rash appears. Still keep child isolated for 5 days after rash develops.
Observation To Help Come to a Homeopathic Remedy
It is best to observe the person: their physical state, emotional state, and mental state. It is matching what the person is experiencing to a similar homeopathic remedy. This is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars. Some areas to observe and note:
Symptoms come on suddenly or gradually
Which are the prominent symptoms? Fever, restlessness, fatigue, eye irritations, runny nose, rash
Color of nasal discharge. Does it irritate the skin?
Emotional state – irritability, wanting to be alone, wanting to be around others
Desire of fresh air
Of course, it is important to get as much rest and sleep as one can, drink fluids, eat if one wants to or not. Being in a dark room may help if someone is very sensitive to the light. Vitamin C and A can be helpful as well.
The ill person may start with one homeopathic remedy and then need to change to another, as they move through the illness. The homeopathic remedies are helping the body in its own healing abilities.
Here is a short description of some of the remedies that are useful when someone has the measles.
Aconite – Restless. Eyes ache in the light. Eyes and nose are streaming. Hard, croupy cough. Useful in early days of measles, especially if it has come on suddenly. Has a fever. Fearful.
Apis – High fever. Skin swollen. Inflamed eyes and lips. Worse by heat. Thirstless. irritable. may be delirious. Restless.
Belladonna – Useful in early stage, like Aconite. And can be useful after the rash has developed. Restless, red face and flushed,. Thirstless. Throbbing headache. Skin is damp from fever. May be delirious. Unable to sleep. Limbs may twitch and jerk. Has a sore throat. Bothered by noise, light and jarring.
Byronia – When rash is slow or late to appear, or doesn’t develop fully. When chest is affected. Cough is dry and painful, and made worse by motion. Lies still, hurts to move. (Gelsemium – is too tired to move.) Pale face, red eyes. can have constipation and a frontal headache. Dry mouth. Thirst for large amounts of cold water between long intervals. Worse by any motion and warmth. Better by being still and with cold things.
Euphrasia – Nasal discharge and eye symptoms are dominate. Eyes are sensitive to light. Acrid tears streaming from red, swollen eyes, which irritates the checks. Profuse watery nasal discharge that does not irritate the nose nor the upper lip. (Different from Gelsemium). Harsh cough. may have a headache. Nasal and eye symptoms are better in the open air.
Gelsemium – Also helpful in early stages, and after rash has developed. Begins slowly. Lethargic, feels heavy. Doesn’t want to be disturbed, doesn’t want to move. Motionless, because they are too tired. Not very thirsty. Chilly, though feverish. Complaining of achiness. Harsh, croupy cough. Hoarseness. Watery nasal discharge that irritates the nose and upper lip (different from Euphrasia). When rash starts, it is itchy.
Pulsatilla – Useful in later stages of measles, when fever has subsided. Similar to Kali bichromicum, but milder. Nasal discharge is thick and yellowish. Profuse tearing from the eyes. Cough is dry at night, loose during the day. Symptoms worse at dusk. wants cool air, worse in heat. Little thirst. May have nausea with diarrhea. Earaches. Wants to be with other people. Wants sympathy. Changeable in moods. Likes the open air.
Rhus Tox – Intensely itchy rashes. Worse at night and during rest. Restlessness. Rash recedes or fails to appear.
A Healing With Homeopathy
Homeopathy can be a wonderful help in the healing when someone has contracted measles. The information in this blog is to show you that there is help when someone becomes ill with the measles. We are just hearing news that scares us. I want to ease your fears and to give you information that is helpful.
If you or a loved one has developed measles, contact your physician, and also contact a homeopath to help with homeopathic care during this time. I am available either through this blog, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com
I was speaking to a holistic health practitioner a couple of weeks ago. She mentioned about a client of hers who suffers with terrible headaches/migraines. This person had done many things to help – western medicine and different forms of holistic medicine. I don’t believe she has done homeopathy, yet.
So many people suffer with headaches and migraines. The headaches can be extremely debilitating and very painful. Making it very difficult for the person to do their daily activities of work, taking care of their family, and just living. Often, the person needs to take time off from work, and lay down in a quiet, dark room. The flare ups of these headaches can last for a few days, and can occur weekly.
People use many different kinds of medications for their headaches, often labeling some of them as their ” hard core meds”. These medications may lessen the pain and the length of time of the headache, but the headaches still occur. There is no healing. This is just managing and helping the person get through the headache.
Characteristics Of Headaches
People who have headaches talk about what may trigger their headache, such as ingesting certain foods and drink; being around different scents and smells; being around loud noises or bright lights; changes in climate and weather; changes in altitude; drinking too much or too little coffee; an emotional upset; some kind of allergic reaction; being around smoke, and more. They talk about the type of headache – a sinus headache; a hormonal headache, coming on when the woman has her period or is going through menopause; and a sick stomach headache. Other symptoms are mentioned that are also present with the headache: nausea and vomiting, vision and hearing difficulties, vertigo, emotional changes, depression, bodily aches and pains. The pain can be described as throbbing, constant, stabbing, squeezing, piercing, drawing, twisting, or in other ways. A particular side of the head may be more prominent, and the pain may move around the head. And, some people mention that they have a sense right before the headache comes on, like an aura type feeling, or a particular smell or other sensitivity.
These are just some of the characteristics that people experience with their headache. You can see how different headaches can be.
Homeopathy Heals Headaches
There are the common symptoms that most people experience when having a headache, and, there are the particular symptoms that an individual has that is unique to them. The latter is what the homeopath wants to find out more about. By listening, observing, and understanding the what, and the how of this person’s headache, the homeopath selects a homeopathic remedy that is similar to this suffering. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing.
What is your headache like? How does it bother you? This may be the time to see how homeopathy can be of help to you, and to heal your headache and to heal you.
I am very happy to talk to you about your headache. Either contact me here by leaving a comment, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com I offer a 15+ minute complimentary phone consultation.
Each person’s language is different. Each person describes their suffering in their own unique way.
The language can be verbal and non-verbal. Verbal language is specific words used, metaphors, descriptions of images, and stories. Non-verbal language is hand gestures, sounds made, facial expressions, and body movements. All, the verbal and the non-verbal, are expressive of the person. It is our own unique language. And we are speaking it all the time, and not really knowing that we are doing so.
All language, verbal and non-verbal, is what the homeopath is listening to, is watching, and is observing. Putting it all together to make the picture of the person. It is a whole picture. And then selecting a homeopathic remedy that is similar to this picture. The main principle of homeopathy is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars.
Homeopathy is wonderful for animals, babies, and non-verbal people, such as children and adults who don’t speak. Language is expressed not only through speech.
A patient of mine was talking about herself, about what bothers her. After talking for awhile, certain words came up, and then an image with these words, and then there was a gesture. The arm circled around her body, as she was saying the words “surrounding me, all around me, and enclosed”. And the gesture was just there; it just came. The image she said was “like a shell, a wall, something hard. And it is all around”. She continued, “I can’t be in for long, and I can’t be out for long”. She talked about being protected, enclosed, and another hand gesture started moving up and down in front of her. It is as if the hand gestures were drawing the image.
The hand gestures just come. They aren’t thought out; they are spontaneous. And they can come often. When the homeopath sees a particular gesture recurring often, she may ask or say, “What is that? Do this gesture again. What comes when you do the gesture?” And then the person will talk more.
How do you express what is bothering you? You may not be aware of your language. The homeopath will hear and see it, and this will guide her to a selecting a homeopathic remedy that will stimulate your own healing.
I am always happy to talk with people about how homeopathy can be of help for a health concern they are experiencing. Contact me here by writing a comment, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com I offer a 15 minute complimentary phone consultation.