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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.