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Repost: Homeopathy, Helpful When Someone Has The Measles

This is a reposting of a blog I wrote in February 2015.

We have been hearing a lot again in the news about outbreaks of the measles. When I wrote the post, I felt it was important to give positive and constructive information if someone does become sick with the measles. I still feel that way.  I have added a few other things to the post.

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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.

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 your physician, and if you choose to use homeopathy, to see a practitioner of homeopathy, a homeopath, to help in this health situation. You don’t want to self treat.

Measles

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 inflamedmeasles
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Hard, dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Seldom has an appetite
  • Tongue may be coated
  • Breath – sick smelling
  • Rash may start in mouth on 2nd or 3 rd day. Tiny, white spots in inner lining of the mouth, called Koplik’s Spots.
  • On 4th or 5th day, an itchy red, rash will appear. Large, flat blotches. They may run into each other. The rash starts on the 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 homeopathic remedy that is similar. This is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similiars, the main principle of homeopathy.

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?
  • Sensitivity to light. How do the eyes feel?
  • Reaction to motion
  • Limbs or facial muscles jerk or twitch
  • Feel tired or heavy
  • Cough or chest pains. What is the cough like?
  • Headache. Location of pain.  What is pain like?
  • Rash – present or not, discomfort
  • Thirst or no thirst.
  • Digestive issues – nausea, diarrhea, constipation.
  • 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.

Homeopathic Remedies

homeopathic vialsThe 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. One homeopathic remedy is used at a time.

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. Can’t stay still.

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.

Bryonia – When rash is slow or late to appear, or doesn’t develop fully. Taking Bryonia will bring out the rash. When chest is affected. Cough is dry and painful, and made worse by motion. Lies still, hurts to move. (Differentiating with Gelsenium, which 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 Gelsenium). Harsh cough. may have a headache. Nasal and eye symptoms are better in the open air.

Gelsenium – 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 very itchy.

Kali bichromicum – The rash appears on the 4th or 5 th day, and the fever usually lessens at that time. The cough is looser during the day. Laryngitis with a hoarse, brassy cough may develop. Feels a tickle at the base of the throat. The expectoration is long strings of a ropy, tough mucus, yellow in color. There may be an earache and nausea. Watery eyes. And eyelids stick together.

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 hearing news that may scare 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

 

 

 

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Putting Together The Jigsaw Puzzle Of You

I have noticed lately that I am again using the analogy of a jigsaw puzzle, when I am talking to someone about homeopathy, and what happens when they come in for homeopathic care. I wrote about putting together a jigsaw puzzle in an early post, which you can read here. I want to share this thought again.

What I Am Saying Now

This is what I am saying to a patient: It is as if we are doing a jigsaw puzzle together. You are giving me the pieces – what you are experiencing, what your symptoms are like, why they bother you, your past puzzle-colorful pieceshistory, your dreams, your fears, your emotions, and more.

We do not have a finished picture of what it will look like to guide us as we are putting the pieces together. We don’t have a picture on the box cover.

I love this analogy of the jigsaw puzzle. I love it because we, the patient and I, are doing this process together. We are witnessing what bothers them, together. It is a joint endeavor.

Jigsaw Puzzle

Sometimes, I don’t get all the pieces of the puzzle at one time. I may get some at the first appointment, and then more at subsequent appointments. It is a process, a process of putting together the puzzle. We start with one homeopathic remedy. And often, another one or several will be needed, as a deeper and fuller picture emerges. I believe that each homeopathic remedy that is used, is helpful in its own right. It may open up or remove a layer, so we, the patient and I, can witness more of what is going with the person.

A Patient

There is a patient I have been working with for about 10  months. She has done veryrose-3430964__340 well with homeopathy. She had originally come to homeopathy for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue type of symptoms. Recently I saw her, and we went a little deeper into her feelings of anxiety and fear. When I looked back on the first meeting we had together, something she had said at that time about feeling paralyzed really fit the picture now. I hadn’t quite understood it before, but now it made more sense.  This is a good example of the homeopathic process, and of putting the puzzle pieces together.

Homeopathy To Heal

I invite you to bring your puzzle pieces to homeopathy. Let’s put them together, making the whole picture of you, so you can feel better.

I am happy to talk with you. You can contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.


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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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If I can be of help to you or a loved one, please contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I would be happy to talk with you.