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It Is Always A Good Time To Use Homeopathy For Children – Babies, Young Children, Teenagers, Young Adults

When I speak to a mom/dad/grandparent about their child, I almost always say this is a good time for your child to come in for homeopathic care. I say this whether the child is a baby (3 1/2 month old), young child, teenage child or 20 something child. And I say this for whatever health concern the parents have called about.

Why Is It A Good Time?

children playingIt is a good time because the child is so young. The health issue that the child is experiencing is not entrenched; they have not had it for a long period of time. Children have a very strong vital force/vitality and respond well to homeopathy.

It is a good time because the child may have just started using medications, or is not using them at all. These medications may help with the symptoms and ease the discomfort, the behavior, the breathing, the itching, but they are not really healing. (Some medications may be needed, and it is always important to monitor medications with one’s physician.)

It is a good time because the child is still growing and developing their bodies, their minds, and who they are as a person. As parents, we want the best for our children, in their health and in their life.

It is a good time because often when a child is doing better, it affects the whole family unit, healing the family.                                                                                                                             a-smile-333604_960_720

It is a good time because – I have a soft spot for children. I guess this is my “because”.

What Do Parents Call About?

These are some of the health concerns that parents have called me about that their child is experiencing (and adults experience these types of health concerns too):

  • ear aches and ear infections – being on course after course of antibiotics
  • digestive issues, such as acid re flux, spitting up, stomachaches after eating, chronic diarrhea, difficulty eating certain foods, constant nausea
  • skin eruptions – eczema, warts, rashes
  • continually crying and seeming to be in pain or discomfort
  • breathing difficulties, such as asthma
  • difficultly focusing on school work
  • behavioral issues – angry outbursts, tantrums, pulling inside oneself by withdrawing
  • chronic coughs
  • menstrual issues – painful cramps, being very emotional and weepy
  • reactions to vaccinations
  • sleep issues – insomnia, nightmares
  • just not feeling well

Seeing The Individual Child

Homeopathy is a form of medicine that addresses the person as a whole being and as an individual. It is finding out what bothers the person, and how they experience what          youth-320987_960_720bothers them – uniquely to them.

For example, the child may have asthma. After hearing how the child experiences the asthma and how it affects them, along with hearing about the child’s emotional life, their fears, their dreams, what they like to do, and their health history, the homeopathic practitioner gives a homeopathic remedy that fits this child. Another child who also experiences asthma, would most likely need a different homeopathic remedy, a homeopathic remedy that fits them.

Homeopathy is not a one size fits all form of medicine. It is always finding out about the child, and giving the homeopathic remedy that fits the child. This applies to a child who experiences behavioral issues, ear infections, digestive issues, menstrual issues, allergies, headaches, anything that bothers them.

Healing With Homeopathy

I invite you to contact me, and see how homeopathy can be of help for your child. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.

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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 — now is your chance to find out! Monday, March 21, 2016, I will be at The Healthy Spirit (629 3rd Ave, Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91910). 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! (I may be offering this on a regular basis, so stay tuned!)

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Homeopathy Is Helpful To Use Before, During And After Pregnancy

Recently, a patient of mine asked me if one can use homeopathy when pregnant, and then she said she was pregnant. I said, yes, it is fine, and it is safe. I congratulated her, telling her how wonderful it is that she is pregnant. And that, it is a good time to do homeopathy when she is pregnant because it will help both her, and her baby.

Homeopathy Is Helpful For Moms, And Dads, – Before Pregnancy, During Pregnancy, And After Pregnancy.

By both parents, the mom and the dad, receiving homeopathic care before the pregnancy, they will also be helping the health of their future children. pregnant womanMany times in families, there are tendencies and susceptibilities towards certain health conditions that are then passed down from one generation to another. Often, people will say, asthma runs in my family, or eczema, or allergies, or depression, or as I have heard lately thyroid conditions. People will say my mother had this, or my grandfather, or my father. A tendency or susceptibility doesn’t mean that someone will definitely develop this particular health issue in the future, but they may be more prone to developing it than other people who do not have this tendency in their families. Having homeopathic treatment before pregnancy, and during pregnancy, lessens these tendencies and susceptibilities, so that they are not passed down to the next generation. Instead, it is like passing down an immunity. For couples who are thinking and planning on having a family, having homeopathic care is a good idea.

Focusing On The Mother

It is safe to use homeopathy when a woman is pregnant, The woman may be already coming in for homeopathy to help with some health concern she is experiencing, and becomes pregnant during this time, like the patient I mentioned. Or a woman may start homeopathic care because she has a health concern, and is also thinking about becoming pregnant in the near future, whether for the first time, or she already has children. Or a woman is already pregnant, and wants help with a particular health concern that has come up during the pregnancy. These are all good reasons to come to homeopathy.

Usually, a particular health issue is what bought the woman in to homeopathy, (and the dad too, if he also comes in). In addition to this concern, the homeopath also wants to know about the whole of the woman – other concerns she may have, what is stress like for her, how she experiences what bothers her, her dreams, her fears, and more. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar (Law of Similars or Like Cures Like).to what the woman is experiencing, to the wholeness of her. The homeopathic remedy stimulates her own healing process.The vital force or immune system is strengthened – the health issue is better, and she is feeling better in herself. And this helps the baby as well.

Some Health Concerns That Women Experience

Homeopathy is helpful for women before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during the delivery, postpartum, and helpful for health issues that the baby may experience. It is important to receive prenatal care from a health practitioner – ob/gyn, midwife, nurse practitioner, osteopath, and/or others. Homeopathy can be used along with this care.

Here are some of the health concerns that may bring a woman to homeopathy before, during and after pregnancy:

  • morning sickness
  • extreme fatigue
  • sleeping issues
  • chronic colds, coughs, flus
  • increased blood sugars
  • increase in blood pressure
  • skin eruptions – acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis
  • urinary tract infections
  • emotional issues – fears, anxiousness, depression, grief
  • exasperation of an ongoing health issue  – allergies, asthma, headaches, migraines
  • postpartum depression
  • labor issues
  • recovery from vaginal births and caesarean sections
  • breastfeeding issues
  • health of the baby
  • more

Healing With Homeopathy

During pregnancies, there is the concern of safety to the baby. Homeopathic remedies are safe to use when pregnant, and when nursing the baby. There are no side effects, and the homeopathic remedies are non-toxic. The homeopathic remedy given to the woman is addressing her, her particular health concerns and how she experiences them. This puts the woman into a more healthful state, and the baby as well.  I often say that during a pregnancy, the baby and the mom share the same state.

If I can be of help for an upcoming pregnancy, an existing pregnancy, or health concern after a pregnancy, please contact me here through my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a 15+ complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.


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Eczema: Many People Are Itching And With No Relief – Homeopathy Heals

On Facebook, I came across this article from NPR on eczema.  The article talks about how a lot of people these days are suffering with eczema, (atopic dermatitis) and not much has helped in really healing them. There is use of corticosteroid creams and other topical ointments, but there is no healing. After reading this article, I thought it would be helpful to address how homeopathy can be helpful for people who suffer with eczema.

Many people are suffering with eczema, babies through adults. Many moms call or mention to me that their child is experiencing eczema. Or they might say that eczema runs in their family, that they had it as a child, and now their child has it. A healing with homeopathy can break this tendency in the family towards eczema, so that the tendency or susceptibility towards eczema is not being passed to another generation.

Symptoms of Eczema

The symptoms of eczema are very uncomfortable. They are not life threatening, but very uncomfortable. cartoon eczemaSome of the symptoms are itching, painful areas of the skin, rawness, redness, scaling, oozing, crusting over, and bleeding from scratching so much. The eczema can be on any part of the body, and often it is on an area that is easily seen by others. The person suffering with the eczema wants to cover the eczema eruptions, hide it, so no one will see it, but cannot if it is on the face, hands, arms, feet or lower legs. The person is concerned with how others may perceive their skin, and wonder what will they think of them.  (This can be true of any skin eruption – how others perceive it, and how other may react.)

What People Do To Help Themselves

eczema 2People may do all sorts of things to help with the eczema – change their diets, eat gluten free foods, don’t eat dairy, wear natural fabrics, and use detergents and soaps that have more natural ingredients.  We are exposed to more chemicals in our foods, environment and medicines than we used to be.  These changes may all help, but it is not addressing the core of where the problem comes from.

Eczema Is Not A Skin Issue; It Is A Systemic Issue

Eczema is not a skin issue. Western medicine treats it as if it is only that. Eczema is a systemic issue, which is manifesting or showing up on the skin. Systemic means affecting the entire body. The eczema is not local to the skin. It manifests on the skin, but it is coming from a deeper disturbance, an imbalance, in the body.

The usual treatments of some kind of corticosteroid creams or ointments used topically may seem as though they are healing because the itchiness and the eczema are relieved. But this is usually only for a short time, and the eczema returns. If the eczema does goes away, other symptoms may develop such as breathing issues and asthma, or muscular type pains.

These kinds of treatment with corticosteroid creams are very suppressive. Suppressive means to keep from giving vent to. By using these ointments, the expression (the skin eruption of eczema) of the disturbance or imbalance has been closed off. There is no longer an outlet for the disturbance, and the disturbance needs to manifest somewhere. It therefore goes deeper into the body, and actually becomes more life threatening, such as having breathing difficulties. This is the reverse direction of Hering’s Direction of Cure.

Healing Eczema With Homeopathy

The healing needs to be of the whole person, at the core, at the disturbance, at the imbalance of where the symptoms are coming from. And the healing needs to fit the person, in how they are experiencing their eczema uniquely to them. How is the eczema for this person?  By understanding through observation and listening to the patient talk about their eczema and other things about themselves, a homeopathic remedy is selected that fits them. It is a homeopathic remedy for the person, who has eczema, not a homeopathic remedy for the eczema. This  homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing ability, and the eczema heals, as well as there is healing at the core, at the disturbance, at the imbalance. There is a healing of the whole person.

If you, a family member or a good friend experience eczema, asthma, or once had eczema, and you are not feeling well, see how homeopathy can be helpful for you. Contact me either here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com   I am very happy to talk with you. I offer a 15+ complimentary Get Acquainted Phone call.

 


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My Ear Hurts – Homeopathy Heals

An earache or ear infection can be very painful. Some children have a few, and some children have ongoing ones, with antibiotic, after antibiotic, that doesn’t help at all.  And the overuse of antibiotics is now thought of as being a possible cause of a child developing a peanut allergy. See my blog post OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS MAY BE A CAUSE OF PEANUT ALLERGIES.

baby ear acheI want to let people know that there are other choices to help an earache or ear infection other than antibiotics. Homeopathy is very helpful.  As with anything, each person experiences an earache unique to them.  I have listed a few homeopathic remedies below that are helpful for earaches. When you read the description, you can see how different each remedy is.  The side of the earache? How it came on? Thirst? Emotional state? Cold or warm?  What makes them better? Worse?

Homeopathic Remedies

Observe the person who has the earache or ear infection, and match it to the remedy that is similar.

Aconite – comes on after being exposed to cold/dry wind or shock. Sudden onset. May come on after a fright. Sensitive to noise. External ear is red. Pain is sharp and severe. Thirsty for cold drinks. Restless, anxious, fearful, screaming with pain. Worse at night, from noise and pressure. Better in fresh air, from rest, and hot applications. May also have a high fever and/or swollen glands.

When one of my sons was a baby, he developed a fever. His ear may have been hurting as well. A couple of days before this, there had been an extremely loud clap of thunder during the night. (We very rarely have thunder in the San Diego area.) At the time, he had started to cry from the loud noise, and seemed very, very frightened. Remembering his response to the thunder several days before, I gave him the remedy Aconite. This homeopathic remedy helped him a lot.

Belladonna – comes on from exposure to cold/dry wind, or getting the head wet. Sudden onset. Right sided. Ear is bright red. Eardrum is red and bulging. Hears noises in the ear. Pain is severe, stitching, sharp, throbbing. Pain comes on suddenly. Pain may extend to neck. Tongue is “strawberry” in color. Pupils are dilated. Thirst less. Head is hot, and the extremities are cold. Restless. Delirious. Confused. Screams with the pain, even when sleeping.

Calcarea carbonica – may come on from getting wet. Putrid discharges. Hearing may be impaired. Throbbing pain. Person is slow, sweaty, sour and sluggish. Worse from cold and exertion. Better with rest and heat. Glands may be swollen. May be stubborn and obstinate. Constipated.

Chamomilla – may come while teething or getting wet. One cheek is red and hot, and the other is pale and cool. Pains are throbbing, sharp like a sudden attack. Hot and thirsty. Irritable, capricious, wants things now and then throws them away when given. Wants to be carried. Pains are unbearable. Worse at night, from cold air. Better from cold applications. May have a fever.

Hepar sulph – from cold or cold winds. Moves from left to right. Offensive discharges.  Hearing is impaired. Pain is sharp, stitching, and radiates to jaw or throat. Person is sweaty and chilly. Irritable, angry, and abusive. Better with hot drinks, warmth, head or ear wrapped up, hot applications. Often accompanied by a sore throat or swollen glands.

Pulsatilla – after getting chilled, from emotional stress, measles or common cold. Discharge is thick, bland and yellow/green. Ear is red and feels blocked. Pains are pulsating, darting, tearing, and pressing. Moods are changeable. Thirst less. Chilly. Weepy, clingy, irritable, whinny, and affectionate. Worse at night and from heat. Better from cold, crying, gentle motion, and fresh air. Hearing is impaired. Hears roaring of pulse in ear. Itching in ear.

Silica – may come on after getting chilled, change of weather to cold and dry, from getting feet wet and from vaccination. Has blocked sensation in ear. Itching in ear. Discharge is smelly, thick and bloody. Pain is tearing, pressing outward. Sweaty and chilly. Timid, anxious and worn out. Worse from cold, cold drafts and wind, and open air. Better from warmth, wrapping, hot applications and humidity. Hearing is impaired.

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If the earache continues or if there are ongoing earaches, it would be beneficial to see a homeopath. The homeopathic remedies I listed here are only a few of many that can help and heal in this situation. When seeing a homeopath, they will find out more about the person, and how the earache is for them. Then the homeopathic remedy that is the most similar to the person will be given.  A good healing will come from this.

I would be happy to talk further about how homeopathy can be of help for earaches and ear infections. Either leave a comment below or contact me through my website, http://www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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New Born Doesn’t Want to Leave It’s Mother

I want to share this video with you. It just touches me.

It is a video of a new born baby and it’s mother. The video shows so well the connection between the mother and the baby. I say so often say that in a pregnancy, the mother and the baby share the same state. The baby knows its mother – senses her, knows her smell, her heartbeat, just her.

Homeopathy is very helpful before becoming pregnant, during pregnancies, at birth, after birth, for the newborn, for the mom, and for the dad.

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Homeopathy Helpful for Children who Have Stomachaches (corrected post)

I read this article “Understanding the link between stress and stomach aches in children”. The article talks about how children experience stomachaches in connection to stress, whether it is a new school situation, difficult school environment or change in family life. The article suggests using hypnosis, mindfulness and counseling. I agree with these suggestions. I want to add homeopathy as a way to help with stomachaches.

(Yes, this is a duplicate post. I mistakenly published the wrong one.)

Although I am writing about children, this information applies to adults as well. Adults experience stomachaches from stress too.

The article was in Tuesday, August 27, 2013 edition of the U-T San Diego. It was written by Dr. Rebecca Cherry, associate director of the Motility Center at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, and was originally included in the Growing Up column published by Rady Children’s Hospital. The U-T San Diego was republishing it. Here is the link: http://www.rchsd.org/aboutus/newsroom/growingupcolumns/D022897#.UiExkz8muTq

child with a stomacheache

Homeopathy is healing the person, the whole person. We all have our own sensitivities, and our sensitive areas flare up when we are under stress. Since we are all unique individuals, no two stomachaches are alike. Yes, there are the common symptom of pain, but the root cause or state that the child experiences when having a stomachache is unique to him/her. The healing with homeopathy addresses this root cause, quieting it down. In a way, the stomachache is a sign that something is not right. It is good to listen to signs.

In addition to stomachaches, the child may have diarrhea, bloating, gas, burping, nausea, vomiting, cramping, loss of appetite, overeating, binging, craving center foods, gastric reflux, acid reflux, colic, indigestion, smelly stools and more. There may also be other physical symptoms, as well as emotional and mental ones. Remember, it is the whole person.

Very often, if the non nourishing, stressful environment is changed, the child will be better. Homeopathy calls these non nourishing environments maintaining causes. But if the child is still experiencing stomachaches after there has been a change in the environment, go see a professional homeopath. Actually, you may want to go see a homeopath anyway.


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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?