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Healing The Child, And The Whole Family With Homeopathy

I enjoy working with children and their families. Children respond very well to homeopathy. Their vital energy, vital force, chi is very strong. That is why you see that a child will often be suddenly ill, run higher fevers than adults do, and then are better, quickly. A child’s response moves fast, and sometimes seems to be extreme.

What I See In My Homeopathic Practice

In my practice, I have seen children for many different health concerns. Some of them are:

  • Various skin eruptions – eczema, vitiligo                                                                             child-looking-at-sea
  • Behavior issues that come from feeling angry, sad, fearful
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Chronic ear infections and earaches
  • On going cough
  • Digestive issues – stomachaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headaches

With some of the children I have seen, I have thought that seeing the parents, or one of the parents, would be helpful for the child’s healing. The family is a whole and the members of the family make up this whole. What happens in the family, and to one of the members, can often influence and affect the family as a unit and its members, such as the child that has come for homeopathic treatment. Life happens. Some of these life happenings are:

  • The interactions between family members
  • The health history of the family members – present, and even going back a few generations
  • The cultural background and influences
  • The changes that the family has experienced, such as moving to a new country, a new state, a new school, a new job for a parent
  • The changes in the family unit itself, such as a separation/divorce, a death, a birth, a marriage.
  • The changes in living conditions – physically, environmentally, emotionally
  • The health of the family members – ongoing illness

A Family

A family to me is a group who consider themselves close. They may live together. They family-in-chalkmay not live together. The parents could be a mom and dad, two moms, two dads, one mom, one dad, a grandparent, a sibling, a friend, another relative. The child can be biological, adopted, be born by a surrogate mother. A family can be two people, and many, many more. An animal, a dog or a cat, can also be part of the family. A family is what the people themselves consider as their family.

Healing – The Child And The Family

I often see that as a child does better, in their health, the family does better too. And the same can be said that as the family does better, the child does better.

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I invite you to contact me if you or a family member are experiencing a health concern, and are wanting to be better. You can contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal. com.


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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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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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People Showing An Interest in Homeopathy, And Wanting To Know More

A lot of people I talk to have used the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana. Actually, I think Arnica montana is what  150 - boiron arnicaintroduces a lot of people to homeopathy.

What I Hear From People Who Have Used Arnica Montana

People tell me that they use Arnica montana for all different kinds of situations. One woman has used it when she had sprained her ankle. Another woman mentioned that her friend used Arnica montana when they had knee surgery. A mom has said they she uses Arnica montana when her child falls down at the playground. And a man has said that his dentist very often suggests that he use Arnica montana after he has had dental work, such as a filling or an extraction. In all of these situations, Arnica montana has helped. (Click here to read a blog about Arnica montana.)

When I am talking with someone who has a sprained or strained their arm. leg, ankle or wrist, and they have used Arnica montana, I may mention the homeopathic remedy Ruta grav. Often, this remedy is new to the person. They have not heard of it before. And I may mention that it is better to use homeopathy orally, in pellet form, than to use it topically as a cream or ointment, such as ArnicaGel. Generally, homeopathy is used orally, which promotes a deep healing.

And then I say, there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies.

Over 4000 Homeopathic Remedies

People don’t know that there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies. And it isn’t important that they do know. They know of Arnica montana, and maybe they know of a few other homeopathic remedies, and have used them for a stomach ache, indigestion, pain, a cold, or a fever. They have seen 50 homeopathic remedies at their local health food store. People purchase them, self treat, going by what is printed on the label.

Why I mention that there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies is that there is so much more to homeopathy than helping with bruising, traumas, falls, surgeries, which Arnica montana is so helpful for. Homeopathy does help in first aid and acute care, like colds, flus, stomach aches, AND, homeopathy is so helpful for chronic conditions, where other forms of healing, including western conventional medicine has not helped.

So when I say there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies, what I am saying is – you, who have used homeopathy and it has helped, and you who have shown an interest in homeopathy, why not see how homeopathy can be helpful for other health concerns that you or your loved ones may experience. Such as:

  • chronic ear infections, sore throats, stomach aches, colds.
  • on going nightmares and/or fears.
  • a child who is having difficulty at school in terms of behavior, focusing, or paying attention.
  • bedwetting.
  • menstrual difficulties.
  • migraines and other types of headaches.
  • depression, anxiety, fearfulness, difficulty getting out of the house.
  • skin eruptions – eczema, psoriasis, warts, moles, rashes.
  • digestive issues.
  • fatigue, no energy, tires easily.
  • respiratory difficulties – asthma.
  • allergies – seasonal, foods.
  • muscular aches and pains.
  • not well since.
  • just not feeling well.

Healing With Homeopathy

Homeopathy treats the individual person. To me this one of the wonderful aspects of homeopathy. Homeopathy is truly a spiral of colorsmedicine of the individual. The homeopathic practitioner (the homeopath), through observation, listening, questioning, is finding out how each person experiences their particular health concern. Two people can come in for homeopathic treatment, each having the similar complaint, let say headaches, but underneath, deep down to the root cause, each of these two people experience their headache uniquely to them, and differently from each other. The homeopath is hearing, listening and observing each person.

A homeopathic remedy is given, that is similar to what the person is experiencing. The homeopathic remedy is for the individual. This remedy, one out of 4000, stimulates the person’s own wonderful healing ability. The person is feeling better, their immune system is stronger, and what brought the person in is getting better, such as the headaches, from the example I gave.

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I write this blog to educate, to deepen, and to broaden people’s knowledge of homeopathy. I invite those who already have an interest in homeopathy; those who have used homeopathy, finding it helpful; and those who are new to homeopathy and have an interest in holistic medicine, to see how homeopathy can be of help in yours and your loved ones healing. Contact me here through my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I would be happy to talk with you, I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call.


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We Each Have Our Own Sensitivity

Sensitivity.

We all have our own sensitivity. Why does something bother one person, but the very same thing doesn’t bother another person?  I often give the example of a skin eruption on someone’s hand. For one person, it bothers them so much to the point that they will seek out any and all kinds of treatment to help. Another person, hardly notices it, or if they do, it doesn’t bother them. They live with it. One person is bothered by it, the other is not. One is sensitive about it, the other is not.

Different Sensitivities

Some sensitivities that people may experience are:                                                                                                                          dandalion

  • to noise, to crowds, to fabrics, to foods, to temperatures, to smells, to certain types of people, to violence, to blood, to over stimulation, to under stimulation, to pain, to pressure, to situations, to traveling, to dirt, to germs, and more.

Parts of the body or the functioning of parts of the body that may be more sensitive in someone are:

  • the stomach – digestive issues, the head – migraines, frequent colds, sore throats, respiratory issues, menstrual issues, hormonal issues – in both women and men, skin eruptions, anxiousness, depression/melancholy, fears and phobias, muscular aches and pains, sleep issues, nightmares, eating issues, and more.

Hearing The Sensitivity – A Case of A Boy

The sensitivity is what I hear when someone comes to see me for homeopathy. I hear what bothers the person. I hear how they experience their sensitivity. I hear how they live with the sensitivity, either compensating, making it go away, accepting it, or avoiding it. I hear how the sensitivity affects their life.

I want to tell you about a boy whose parents brought him in for homeopathic care. He was 20 months old at the time. The boy was experiencing nasal congestion, fevers, and possible ear infections, in which several courses of antibiotics had been given. The antibiotics had helped for four weeks, then the congestion, the fevers, the discomfort in the ear returned. He went through this cycle for several months.

As I spoke to the parents and observed the boy, I saw that he had a sensitivity to noise and sounds. His mother told me that when a sound was loud, or if he heard a far off sound, such as an airplane, actually hearing it before she did, he would run to her. She thought that the sounds were scary or frightening to him. He was not saying how he experienced the sounds through words, but showing through his behaviors, reactions, and responses to the sounds. There was a sensitivity to sound. I wondered if the sounds felt uncomfortable or painful to him in some way. Whatever it was, the sounds and noises were too much for him. I really didn’t know how the sounds specifically affected him, but they bothered him greatly, in some way.

boy with truck 2 cartoonThis sensitivity to sound was also expressed as he played. He would make the sounds of trucks, imitating the noises that trucks make as they move, back up, carry things, and push materials. To me, this also showed how sensitive he was to sound. He heard things well, and could reproduce the sounds that he heard.

He has done well with the homeopathic remedy that was similar to what he was experiencing. He hasn’t needed to have any more antibiotics. He has had a few fevers and nasal congestion, but has been able to move through them without any lingering problems. I would be curious to know how his sensitivity to sound and noises are. I would think that he may have less of a sensitivity to them.

Healing With Homeopathy

The sensitivity to sounds is not why the boy’s parents brought him in for homeopathic care. But this sensitivity was very characteristic of him as an individual person, and very much part of him. Homeopathy looks at, and focuses on the whole person. We all of our own sensitivity, and sensitive areas in our body. This is where we may experience symptoms, discomfort, or flare ups when we are experience situations that are stressful physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. With homeopathic care, the sensitivity becomes less and quiets down.

What is your sensitivity? I invite you to contact me either here through the blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com  and set up a Get Acquainted Call. I do work with people who don’t live near me using Skype.


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Children Benefit So Well From Homeopathic Care

This post is a continuation of the blog post on “what is bothering your child“. I want to tell you a bit more on how a child shows and talks about what bothers them. And then how they were better. There is more to each of these children’s cases than I have written here.

What Children Show And Say What Bothers Them

  • One little girl had difficulty staying still. Actually while she was in my consultation room, she was all over the room, sitting behind me, sitting under the desk, moving all around the room, crawling almost. This said a lot about her.
  • One girl had difficulty sleeping and had nightmares. These nightmares would keep her awake at night, or woke her up early in the morning. She would talk about.the nightmares, giving a lot of detail. She didn’t feel rested during the day.
  • One boy had asthmatic and breathing difficulties. He talked about lining up his toys very precisely and placed in specific places on a table next to his bed.
  • One girl had frequent stomach aches.
  • One little boy had been on several courses of antibiotics for ear infections and low grade fevers. He was very sensitive to noise/sounds – loud noises were frightening to him, and he was wonderful at imitating noises while he played.
  • One little boy, was labelled as “being defiant and having oppositional behavior”. (I really don’t like labels.) This type of behavior was at home and in school. He also ground his teeth a lot.
  • One little boy had eczema on his face that was so itchy.
  • One teenage boy was quite anxious, almost having anxiety attacks. He would think that people were looking at him all the time. He liked to come and talk to me. I think it was a place where someone heard him.
  • One teenage boy had persistent nose bleeds.
  • One teenage girl had difficulty sleeping  – falling asleep and staying asleep. This was worse during her examination times at school.
  • One boy would hear noises at night and would get up and ask his mother, are there burglars in the house?

And How They Benefited From Homeopathic Care

Each child did well. Each child was given the homeopathic remedy that fit them, and fit what was bothering them. The homeopathic remedy stimulated their own healing process.

The child who had difficulty sleeping, was sleeping better and having less or no nightmares. The child who was moving around in my office, was able to stay more focused on activities, and not be so distracted at the times that she needed to be focused. The child who had breathing children's hands and sundifficulties, did not have the attacks as often. The child who had stomach aches, experienced them less. There was no longer a need for antibiotics for the child that had the low grade fevers and congestion. The eczema cleared up on the child’s face, and he no longer experienced itching. The pre-teen that felt anxious a lot, was able to be in situations and feel more at ease with the situation and himself. The nosebleeds subsided for the boy. The “oppositional” behavior in the boy, become less so, and his interactions with his family and people at school were easier. The boy who asked questions at night was able to go to bed, fall asleep, and feel safe. And the teen age girl, who is now a graduate school student, is able to go through the stressful exam times with more ease.

Healing With Homeopathy

How would it be if your child was feeling better with whatever was bothering them? They would be happier. They could be the child they are. And you would be feeling better too. The whole family would be feeling better.

There may be other health concerns that your child may be experiencing than what I have mentioned in this blog post. I would be happy to talk with you about your child. I have a complimentary 15 + minute Get Acquainted Call. Either contact me here on this blog post, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com


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What Is Bothering Your Child – Homeopathy Helps

two childrenI see people of all ages in my homeopathic practice. I especially like to work with children. I have a soft spot for them. Children respond so well to homeopathy, and often very quickly. There is less compensation, less intellectualizing, and a shorter history as compared to adults. A child’s vital force is strong, That is why you see a child get sick suddenly, run a highish fever, and are better suddenly.

WHAT Was Bothering This Boy

Over the years, I have learned that what may bother the mother, and usually that is why the child has come in to see me, may not be what bothers the child. Something else may be bothering the child. For example, one boy I saw several years ago had a cough. His mother was very concerned about it, and it bothered her a lot. But when I asked the boy what bothered him, he said that his younger sister was the boss of him. Hearing more about this, lead me to the selection of the homeopathic remedy that was similar to him, more so than hearing about the cough. The cough was part of the picture of the remedy, but this feeling of someone who is smaller than him and is bossing him around, was more at the core of what bothered him than the cough. He did well on the homeopathic remedy. He felt better about himself in relation to his sister, and to others, and the cough subsided.

Children Express Who They Are

My job is to understand, observe and hear what is bothering the child. (Of course, I do this with adults too.) Parents bring their child in for a particular reason. That reason is important, but I want to know what it is like for the child, such as with the boy I mentioned above.

I hear and observe what is bothering the child. This is expressed through the words they use; the sounds they make; the actions they take; their interactions with their moms, dads, siblings and others; their movements; their drawings; the stories they tell; the dreams they experience; their fears; their interests and what they like to do; their sensitivity to sounds/noises, to darkness/light, to being outside/inside and more. This applies to a child who is talking, to one who is not talking, yet, or doesn’t talk at all.

The parents help too, in that they tell me what they have noticed and observed about their child. Hearing about their child’s development, the birth, and the pregnancy maybe be helpful. But, most importantly it is to see and understand what bothers the child, and what they are expressing and experiencing. From this, a homeopathic remedy is selected that is similar to the child, which stimulates the child’s own healing process.

Homeopathy Heals

What is bothering your child? Homeopathy can help.

I am happy to talk to you further. Please contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com  I offer a 15+ minute Get Acquainted Phone Call.