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How Would You Answer These Four Questions?

ice-crystal-64157_960_720How are you not feeling well?

How long have you not been feeling well?

How does this not feeling well affect your life?

How would you like to feel differently?

What would your answers be to these four questions? What would you say?

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What Some People Have Said

We are all different in what we say is bothering us. And we are all different in how we experience “not feeling well”. Here is what a few people have said when answering these questions:

  • I am so exhausted. I can’t even vacuum my house. I am so tired. I get up in the morning, and then I need to take a nap very soon afterwards. I would like to have the energy I used to have.
  • I have these skin eruptions. It is eczema. I have always had this. It is always itching and is all over my body. I want this eczema gone!
  • I have had this cough for the last 3 months. Sometimes I have a coughing fit, and then I feel so tired afterwards. I can’t talk too much because I will start coughing. I would like to feel better. I would settle with just not coughing as much.
  • My child goes to school for only half a day. He becomes so upset with snowflakeshimself if he doesn’t do an assignment right, or the way he feels it needs to be done. He will get mad at himself, and sometimes throw things or run away and hide. He takes medication daily, but he still feels this way. I would like him to be happy – to not be so upset with himself, to enjoy school and to have friends.
  • I always have to watch the kinds of foods I eat, otherwise, I have severe stomach pains and diarrhea. I feel so limited in what I can eat. I have to know where all the bathrooms are located when I go out. I would like to be able to eat like everyone else.
  • I have allergies. Every spring I am so congested, and it is difficult to breath. To breath all year round would be great!
  • I have hot flashes at night. I wake up in the middle of the night, feeling very anxious, and then the hot flashes come. I sweat so much. And during the day I feel so anxious too.  No more sweats and hot flashes, that is what I would like.
  • I feel so emotional about things that are happening in my life. I cry all the time. To not be so emotional, or to understand it better.
  • I just don’t feel well. I am tired all the time, and have this cold that just won’t go away. My doctor says, I am fine, but I feel as though I am not fine. To feel well and not be tired would be good.

This Is A Start

What each person said about themselves is a start in learning about them. If they choose to come in for homeopathy, together we go deeper to understand more fully what this “not feeling well” is like for them. We are all different in how we experience “not feeling well”, whether it is a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual complaint.

I invite you to think about these four questions. How would you answer them? Mull them over. Maybe write down what comes to you. And, after you have done that, and you are wanting to feel better, contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com, and let’s get you feeling better.

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Using Skype For A Homeopathic Appointment

Last week I wrote about making a house call to see a patient. This week, I want to talk about using Skype for a homeopathic consultation appointment. In a way, it is like making a house call; you can see a little bit of the patient’s environment. I use Skype with skyp cartoonpatients who do not live locally to the San Diego area; patients who may not be able to come in for an appointment; or patients, who may live locally, but a house call is not feasible.

Using Skype

Mostly, I use Skype with patients that don’t live in the San Diego area. I have several patients with whom I work with this way. Skype is a free program, that one downloads from the internet. It is easy to use. You do need a camera that is either part of the computer, or you can purchase a separate camera that attaches to the computer. Skype has enabled people to communicate visually and audibly with each other from all over the world.

skype-835470_960_720Important To See The Patient

As a homeopath, it is important to see the patient. I do quick check ins with a patient through emails, texts, and/or phone calls, but for the initial consultation, and for follow up appointments, seeing the patient is crucial.

 

When I meet with a patient, either in person or through Skype, I am listening and seeing what it is that bothers them. As the patient is talking, they will often use a hand gesture, move their body in a certain way, sit a certain way and/or be expressive with their face. These movements may come when certain words or descriptions are spoken or when they are sensing something within. All of this, their gestures and movements and their language is expressive of how they experience what bothers them.

As I have said in other posts, it is like getting into their world, hearing and seeing the perceptions and sensations of the person, and understanding their language. This is so whether they have a physical, an emotional, a mental, or a spiritual complaint/issue/symptom that brought them initially in for homeopathic care. It is finding out about the whole person. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to the wholeness of the person. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s innate healing abilities.

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I write this post because some of you who read my blog may not live locally to San Diego, and are interested in homeopathy for yourself or for a loved one. Skype is a very good way to have an appointment when there is a distance.

I would be happy to talk further with you on how homeopathy can be of help for you. Please contact me here, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 


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Making A House Call As A Homeopath

house-787037_960_720The other week I made a house call to a new patient. It was a woman in her mid 80’s. It was about a 40 minute drive to my consultation clinic from her house. I have made a few house calls over the years, but very rarely. As I was giving her the driving directions to my clinic, I could see that she was confused about exiting off of the freeway. It was at this point I offered to make a house. And I knew that her confusion was part of her case.

Making House Calls

Homeopaths in the past made house calls routinely. It was part of their practice. It was seeing someone in their sick bed, they would say. Seeing where someone lived, their environment, whether the windows were open, closed, or slightly open. If the person was covered or uncovered. Who else lived there with them. If the room was dark or light, messy or neat. If it was a cold room, a hot room or a damp room. How the person spoke or didn’t speak to other members in the house. And more. It all contributed to learning and getting a complete picture of the person. It was part of taking the person’s case. And it would still be so today.

My Patient

I felt that going to this woman’s home gave me some information about her that I may have not gotten if she had come to my consultation clinic. She had mentioned during our consultation, actually she had mentioned it several times, that she does a lot of reading, and reads about a specific topic. Towards the end of the consultation she said to me, I want to show you something. I want to show you my books, the ones that I own, and the ones I take living-room-877254_960_720out of the library.

We walked into another room where these books were stacked neatly on top of each other on one shelf. The titles were facing horizontally outward. I have read each of these books twice, she said. I needed to do that, because I didn’t understand them the first time. I don’t have any more of these books right now to read. I need to get more. I need to go to the library.

The topic of the books reflected her questioning in a certain area. She seemed to be looking for answers or an explanation about life.

It Is Always About the Whole Person

The homeopath is finding out about the whole person. It is through witnessing, listening, and observing how the person experiences what bothers them. In a way, it is getting into their world, hearing their perceptions, understanding and decoding their language. This is so whether the complaint that brought the person in for homeopathic care is physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. By being in someone’s home, seeing their environment, seeing what they have created in their environment, and more, can add greatly to knowing the person.

I see most of my patients in my consultation clinic. And I will continue to do so. If there is a need for me to go to the home of the patient, because driving is difficult for them, for example, I will go.

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I am always happy to talk to you about homeopathy, and how it can be of help for one’s health. Either contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com


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Being With Someone

Can we be so unbiased that we can just be with someone and hear? See  elephant-1046785_960_720who this person is? Can we quiet down our inner chatter? Not wondering what to do or what to say to this person, while we are listening?

Can we just be? Not letting our own feelings of discomfort come up, and then say things from that place, such as this is what I think you need, or this is what is bothering you, or I had that too, or this is how it was for me, or something something that we think may perk up the person, but it is really helping us. Can we just not blah blah? And instead, just be, even if we are uncomfortable?

I wrote about “listening through” in one of my blog posts. Click here to read this blog. Some of what listening through is being in an unbiased, open place as a listener. Doing this listening with a patient, with a friend, with the person who is in front of us. And to be just with them. Knowing, on some level, that we are separate from each them, and also not separate. Letting the person be, just be.

I had shared this video on my Facebook page of Oprah Winfrey and Thich Hnat Hanh talking in one of her Super Soul Sunday programs. I want to include it here on this blog for you to view. Oprah Winfrey and Thich Hnat Hanh talk about deep listening – to help relieve suffering from the person who is talking. It is compassionate listening. Through this kind of listening, Thich Hnat Hanh says that we learn about the other person’s perceptions and learn about our own perceptions. It is helpful in all kinds of relationships – personal, family, work, friends, between countries, and between those who have different beliefs.

 

 

This video made an impression on me. I would like to say that a similar compassionate listening is done in a homeopathic consultation, or at least that is the intention. To be a blank slate. To be an unbiased and open listener. It is hearing and witnessing the person’s suffering – physically, emotionally, mentally, and/or spiritually. Giving space. And being with this person.

The word homeopathy means “similar suffering”. The homeopath listens to the person’s suffering, to what is bothering them, and how they experience their suffering. Then the similar to the suffering is given in the form of a homeopathic remedy. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s innate healing abilities. And they start to feel better and well.

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I would be happy to talk to you further. Let me know if I can be of help to you. Contact me either here on this blog, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com.