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See The Individual, Not The Label Of ADD/ADHD

We are all individuals. ADD/ADHD is a name, a label, to a long list of symptoms, behaviors and responses. When a child, and/or an adult, is not fitting in to the environment of school, of work, of life even, then very often medication is recommended by the person’s physician, and/or by the school.

Some Children I Have Seen In My Practice

Over the years, I have seen many children who have had the label of ADD/ADHD put on       sad smiley facethem. There may have been a commonality in that they were not doing their work at school, having difficulty focusing and attending, and were easily distracted. Some of these children were proscribed medication – some took it and some did not. I believe that all of the parents of these children were open and wanting other ways of helping their child than using medication.

As I met with the child and their parents, I heard and observed more than that the child was distracted. I believe that each child was suffering in their own way. Below is a short description of some of the children I have seen in my practice.

  • One girl was constantly moving around my office, crawling on the floor, hiding behind the chairs, and going under the desk. As she was moving around and changing her position in the room, she was talking to me.
  • One boy sat still in his chair. At times, while he sat in the chair, he would move his leg. He said if someone did something to him, he automatically (and he used this word automatically) started figuring out how to take revenge on this person. Sweet revenge, he said, and smiled somewhat. He would plan what he would do to this person. He experienced very frightening dreams of dark images, which he said came right up to his face. After the first dose of the homeopathic remedy, he said that the automatic feeling of needing to take revenge on someone was gone; he didn’t feel it anymore.
  • One boy had the urge to just run away from where he was. He felt very poorly about himself. At school, it was difficult to focus on what needed to be done in terms of his schoolwork. He was very concerned on how he said things, because it might be hurtful to someone.
  • When I first met this boy at the  door, he wanted to hide behind his mom. He also didn’t want to be videotaped. He felt embarrassed. During the school day, he was not focusing on his schoolwork. Once home, his mother needed to help him with his homework,  going over the material he had learned during the day. After the first dose of the homeopathic remedy, both his mother and his teacher noticed that he was more focused on his work. And his mother said that he seemed calmer.
  • Another boy had angry outbursts and tantrums at home, at school, and in public areas.

There is more to each of these children than what I have written here. You can see how different each of these children are. Each was given a different homeopathic remedy; a homeopathic remedy that fit them.

Healing With Homeopathy

children playing by beachWith the healing with homeopathy, the child becomes more of who they are. The child is not changed. They become who they are fully, being curious and creative children. With the healing  process, the child no longer experiences the  inner interferences that has made it difficult for them  to interact in their environment, the world around them, and with their family and friends.

Although, I have written mostly about children in this post, all of this applies to teenagers and adults as well, who may have been given the label of ADD/ADHD or are taking medication. We are all individuals, and our treatment needs to fit us, not a label.

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I would be happy to talk to you further about yourself or a loved one who may have been given the label of ADD/ADHD. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

I am happy to say that I will again be at The Healthy Spirit (629 3rd Ave, Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91910) for anyone in the San Diego area who has always wondered about Homeopathy — what it is, how it works, how it can help you be healthier and happier –I will be there on Monday, May 16, 2016. I will be seeing walk-in visitors between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm. For all ages! I will be specifically offering: A getting acquainted homeopathic consultation, to hear what is bothering someone, how it affects them – an ongoing health concern, such as digestive issues, headaches, anxiety, skin eruptions, chronic fatigue, menstrual difficulties, insomnia, sore throats, behavioral issues, allergies – and how homeopathy can be of help. It is a free 20 – 30 minute homeopathic consultation. Homeopathy – looking at the whole person, and as an individual. Please stop by!

 

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Adults Wanting Help With “ADHD” – Homeopathy Heals

Recently, a woman asked me if homeopathy can help someone who has ADHD.  I said yes, and asked who she was talking about. She said it scatteredwas for herself, and that for most of her life she has had difficulty focusing on things that she needed to do, being easily distracted by the other things that needed to be done. She made an arm gesture, moving her arm from one side, to the other side.

We hear of ADHD in relation to children, but there are adults who say that they have ADHD. Some of them have been on medication for many years. I met a man in his late 20’s, who had been on ADHD medication since college, and was gradually weaning off of the medication. I believe he was under the supervision of his physician. People often don’t like the side effects they are experiencing from the medication.

I have written several blogs on ADHD and homeopathy. You can read them here.  Healing ADD/ADHD With Homeopathy  and  More About ADD/ADHD – that ADHD is not a disease

Always The Individual

It always gets back to the individual. It is what bothers the person, and if that affects their life in a way that makes things difficult or limits them, then they may want help. For some, it is just fine. As one woman said to me, she liked it, and wouldn’t change anything. Other times, there are things that bother a person so much that they want help. Perhaps the woman who spoke to me recently feels this way.

When someone comes for homeopathic treatment, the homeopath is always finding out about this person, and how they experience what bothers them, and then giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to them. Like Cures Like. The remedy is not for the ADHD; it is a remedy for the person.

Over the years, I have seen several adults in my practice who have said that they have ADHD. They talked about feeling very scattered, and not being able to stay focused on the task they were doing at the time. There was more to their case than I am writing here. They did well with the homeopathic remedy that was similar to them.

Healing With Homeopathy

If you feel that some “ADHD” type of symptoms are affecting you, then let’s talk to see how homeopathy can be of help. Either contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com  I have a 15+ minute complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.


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More About ADD/ADHD and Homeopathy

I have written about ADHD and how homeopathy helps in another post, but want to add some more thoughts.

Parents call me and say their child has ADHD, and can homeopathy help. The parents may have been told by the schools, or by their doctor that their child has ADHD. And often medication is proscribed. I start to wonder what is ADHD? There are a list of symptoms, but does that say what ADHD is? I think it is a label; a way in which to explain something that is going on with a child, but doesn’t really explain it, and more importantly often doesn’t help the child.

ADHD Is Not A Disease

Recently, I read an article written by Alex Pietrowski published in Waking Times. The article focuses on Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., a neuroscientist, and his writings on how ADHD is not a disease but is treated as such. I found this article very interesting because it touched on my questioning of what is ADHD.

By saying that ADHD is a disease, medication is often given. This is what western medicine knows what to do when there is a disease. In addition to side effects from taking the medication, parents often find that the medication doesn’t really do much for their child. There is no change. There is no healing.

Please know that by saying that ADHD is not a disease, I am not saying that there is no suffering, nor am I lessening how a child feels and acts. It is just not to put everything into a one size fits all mentality when just the “symptoms” are treated, and not really seeing what is the root, underneath cause for the child.

Understanding The Child’s Behaviors and Responses

When I meet with the child for homeopathic care, I am seeing, hearing, observing, witnessing what is going on with the child. If the child has lack of control, I am seeing what this lack of control IS for this child. If a child is withdrawn, I am seeing what being withdrawn IS like for this child. If a child is having difficulty focusing and paying attention, I am seeing what this lack of focus IS for this child. If a child is having angry outbursts and oppositional behavior, I am seeing what these outbursts ARE for this child. And if a child is constantly moving around and finding it difficult to sit still for any length of time, I am seeing hand reaching out to hand - helping a childwhat this constant motion IS like for this child. With each child, I am seeing him for who he is, and for what he is experiencing. (These are just some of how and what a child may be experiencing.)

By understanding each child’s own unique behaviors and responses, a homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to the child. The homeopathic remedy stimulates the child’s own healing process, strengthening their immune system, and lessening and quieting down their behaviors and responses. The healing is at the root of where these behaviors and states are coming from. Homeopathy is helpful for the child. Homeopathy is healing for the child.

Healing With Homeopathy

I am happy to talk to anyone on how homeopathy can be helpful for their child. An adult may also be experiencing these kinds of behaviors and states, and it is bothering them. Homeopathy is healing for them too. Either contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com  I have a 15+ minute complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.


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Homeopathic Healing for Chronic Conditions

There is a need for homeopathy.

There are many people of all ages, young children to older adults, men and women,  who experience ongoing, chronic conditions in which flare ups and episodes occur fairly often. They may be using some form of medication to help ease, to palliate, and to alleviate the symptoms. The medication may help them feel better, for a period of time, but there is no real healing. Homeopathy can be extremely helpful for these types of health conditions, promoting a deep healing.

Some of these health conditions are:

  • fibromyalgia
  • polymyalgia
  • arthritis
  • asthma and other breathing difficulties
  • skin eruptions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne
  • digestive issues – irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, burping
  • headaches
  • chronic colds
  • behavior issues – ADD/ADHD, restlessness, difficulty focusing
  • women’s issues – menstrual difficulties, menopause
  • anxiety and depression
  • insomnia, can’t fall asleep, sleepy
  • allergies, hayfever

The October 21st, 2013 post on The National Center for Homeopathy’s Facebook page writes specifically about the medication predinsone and auto-immune illnesses. What is written in this post can be applied to any form of chronic illness in which medication is used to palliate symptoms. I have included the post here for you to read.  (If you would like to see the NCH’s Facebook page yourself,  google “The National Center for Homeopathy, October 21st”. Click on NCH’s Facebook page, scroll down to October 21st.) The National Center for Homeopathy is a great resource for homeopathy: finding a homeopathic practitioner, learning more about homeopathy, and being updated about what is happening in the homeopathic community.

“Predinsone is a steroidal drug commonly proscribed for fibromyalgia, allergies, skin eruptions, arthritis, asthma and many other auto-immune disorders. Side effects are many, dangerous and have been well known since they (steroidal drugs) were first introduced in the 1950’s.

For those with chronic illnesses, these corticosteroids can only suppress symptoms and never actually cure these inflammatory problems because they never address the reasons WHY you are experiencing continual inflammation.

Homeopathy is a wonderfully safe and helpful alternative to steriodal drugs. If you suffer from chronic acute problems for which your physician wants to prescribe this class of drugs, consider talking to a well trained homeopath to learn of better and FAR safer homeopathic options.”

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Homeopathy treats and heals the whole person. There is usually something specific that brings a person in to see the homeopath. The health concern could be one of those listed above. In the homeopathic consultation, this health concern is explored in depth – what it is like for the person, how it affects them, the sensation of it and more. Other areas, aspects, and symptoms of the person are also explored in depth.  For example, one aspect is how the person responds and reacts to stress. When you think about it, there are particular responses and reactions each of us experience that are unique to us when we are feeling stressed. At these times, this could be when the flare ups of the health concern are more prevalent. These responses and reactions could be difficulty sleeping, change in eating habits, particular thoughts and feelings, particular behaviors, and other physical responses and sensations.  All of this gives a picture of the state of the person.

It is the whole of the person that is being treated in homeopathy. Everything is connected. Each part is not in isolation from the rest; it is part of the whole. Homeopathy is treating the person, the whole person.

second woman feeling goodWhat is your suffering? Do you or a loved one have a chronic condition? Are you taking  medication for it and not feeling any better? Are you concerned about the side effects from the medication? It may be time to see how homeopathy can help you. Talk to a trained classical homeopath to find out more.

To add: it is always important to have your medical doctor manage and supervise any changes in the dosage of the medication, whether it is to decrease, increase or wean off of it.


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Homeopathy – Healing Children

Homeopathy is wonderful for children’s health care.  Whether the child is experiencing ongoing health issues or acute colds and stomachaches, homeopathy is very helpful. In the healing with homeopathy, the immune system of the child is strengthened, so the health issue is not occurring as much and finally lessens all together.

Some ongoing health concerns that children experience:

  • Chronic ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Eczema or other skin eruptions
  • Allergies
  • Behavioral issues
  • ADD/ADHD – see post on ADD/ADHD
  • Autism spectrum
  • Stomachaches
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty sleeping and nightmares
  • Fears
  • Coughs
  • Headaches
  • Recurring colds, sore throats
  • Childhood disease – measles, chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, German measles.

I would like to tell you about a patient of mine who I have seen for several years. When he first came to me, he was eight years old. When Joe (not his real name) was playing baseball, he would experience the need to cough when he stopped running. Joe said, “It is weird to have so much mucus in my throat. Coughing gets more mucus. I stop coughing and the mucus goes away.” His mother had taken Joe to the doctor who had suggested using an inhaler for the cough. His mother did not want to do that. She had used homeopathy before, and wanted to see how homeopathy could help Joe.

Joe talked about feeling scared at night when he heard noises in the house. “There could be burglars. If I knew what it was, it wouldn’t be so scary. You can get taken. I would have to scream and kick around. The person doing that would not like it.” His mother said that during the evening, Joe would frequently get out of bed to ask her about the sounds, as well as asking when his father was coming home, if his father was away on a business trip. His mother would give an explanation, but Joe would be back again asking about the noises. His mother described Joe as needing a lot of reassurance, and being very cautious. She said that he checks first with an adult, and then does whatever he was going to do. He doesn’t answer the phone because it might be someone he doesn’t know.

On car trips, Joe gets extremely carsick. He also is sensitive to the heat. His head and stomach hurt, he feels dizzy, and he throws up. He gets very upset when friends pretend they will hit him and then stop. “It is unfair and mean.” To him, it is a huge thing. He can’t let it go.

After taking the homeopathic remedy that was most similar to what he was experiencing, Joe was not coughing after running, and the sensation of mucus in his throat was gone. In fact, when visiting the doctor after the first dose of the remedy, the doctor could no longer hear anything in his lungs. Joe was falling asleep easier at night, and was not getting up at night to ask questions. He was no longer experiencing carsickness, and his sensitivity to the heat also decreased. And when Joe and his family were vacationing in Hawaii, every morning Joe went up to the the desk clerk and asked for the sports section of the newspaper.

boy running and playing baseball

Over the years, Joe has had doses of the homeopathic remedy when it was needed. Sometimes, his sensitivity to heat has come back, or other acute situations have occurred. This is when a dose was given. He has though no longer experienced the coughing and the sensation of mucus in his throat.  Homeopathy heals the whole person. With Joe, the mucus in the throat and the coughing were better, as well as other aspects of him, his emotional state and other physical symptoms.  Homeopathy heals the person.


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Healing ADD/ADHD With Homeopathy

To continue with the thought of my last post, There is a Need for Homeopathy, I want to address attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD). Many parents don’t know that there are other choices besides medication in helping their children. The information in this post also applies to adults who have ADD/ADHD like symptoms.

Very often school aged children, usually boys more than girls, are placed on medication. The prescribed medications are stimulants, such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, Desoxyn or Cylert.  If these medications are not effective, tricyclic antidepressants may be prescribed.

ADD/ADHD encompasses a large range of behaviors and symptoms. The following are some of those behaviors considered to be symptomatic of ADD/ADHD: over stimulation, distraction, restlessness, hyper vigilance, withdrawal, compulsion, impulsiveness, acting out, poor attention span, lack of focus, lack of concentration, disruption, aggression, defiance, dawdling, lack of friends, low self esteem, hyperactivity, awkwardness, and difficulty with school work.  Remember, ADD/ADHD is a name, a title,  with symptoms listed underneath.

Sometimes these behaviors and symptoms are a response to detrimental factors in the child’s environment. Once the child’s environment is changed, the child does much better. Samuel Hahnemann, the German physician who developed homeopathy, called these detrimental factors maintaining causes.  Some of these factors could be:

  • The child is bored and needs a more stimulating school environment
  • The school program doesn’t plan enough time for physical activities
  • The child learns better using a different teaching modality, such as auditory, visual, or kinesthetic
  • The child is not hearing or seeing properly and thus having difficulty processing the information
  • The child is not getting enough to eat or getting enough sleep
  • There are difficulties at home

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With conventional medicine, children with different symptoms are prescribed the same ADD/ADHD medication. For example, a shy child who may have difficulty concentrating and staying on task in school is prescribed the same medication as another child who is portraying behaviors of aggression and violence, biting people, and being very difficult to control. Both of these children are diagnosed as having ADD/ADHD, and both are prescribed the same medication, although each child is expressing a different state, different symptoms and different behaviors.  This is the one size fits all thinking.  What happens is: have a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD and give medication for ADD/ADHD. The individual child is not being treated.

The intended actions of the medications last only for several hours and then another dose needs to be taken. Side effects are often experienced when taking some of these medications. These side effects could be loss of appetite, insomnia, tics, headaches, stomach aches, drowsiness, short-term growth retardation, irritability, moodiness, and increased rate of blood pressure. Side effects are the unwanted responses from a prescribed medication.

Homeopathy can be very useful in helping children, and adults, who are experiencing some of these behaviors and symptoms. Homeopathy treats the whole person, the individual person, not the diagnosis ADD/ADHD.  The shy child mentioned above would be given a different homeopathic remedy than the child who has aggressive behaviors or the adult who is impulsive. Each person is experiencing symptoms and behaviors unique to them, and therefore each person needs a homeopathic remedy that is similar to what they are experiencing. The homeopath takes time to understand and to uncover what the person is experiencing, what and where they are suffering. And then he/she selects a homeopathic remedy that is similar to that suffering. The main principle of homeopathy is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars. The homeopathic remedy then simulates the person’s own healing process.

We want a healing, not a palliating. Homeopathy heals. There is a need for homeopathy.


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What Brings Someone to Homeopathy?

What brings someone to homeopathy? Who comes to see a homeopath?

In my practice, I see more women than men. And usually if I am seeing a family, I see the children and not the mother.

Someone comes to homeopathy after they have tried other healing therapies, western medicine and alternative medicines included. The person is not feeling better, even though he or she may be taking medication which alleviates the symptoms for a period of time, and then they need to take another dose of the medication. The person still experiences flare ups and episodes of their health condition.

I think mothers who have become uncomfortable with how western medicine treats their children start looking into homeopathy. It is usually a process for the mother.  They may not be comfortable with using medication for ADD/ADHD type of symptoms, and actually may be experiencing pressure for their children to go on medication from outside sources. They want to get off the merry go round of antibiotic use for ear infections or cortisone creams for eczema, since they are not seeing that their child is doing any better. There may be other reasons that have brought a mother to homeopathy.

Why not then come first to homeopathy? Perhaps, it is because people really don’t know what homeopathy is, and what it offers in terms of healing.  That is part of why I started this blog: to educate, to provide information, to answer questions, and to promote homeopathy.

To ask you, who are reading this blog, what would bring you to the point of seeking out homeopathy as a form of your health care?