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Homeopathy, Helping A Baby In Breech Position

This is a happy story.

Along with doing other forms of medicine, homeopathy was helpful in turning a baby that was in a breech position, and resulting in a normal, vaginal delivery.

A Happy Story

A woman, who I had met in one of my classes, was pregnant with her second child. Her first child had been in breech position, and did not turn before delivery. A c-section was done. With this present pregnancy, the mother did not want to have another c-section, for many reasons.

The mother contacted me about a month after the class, and said that this baby was in breech infantposition. She wanted to do homeopathy to help. She had done some reading, and mentioned the homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla, which often can be helpful when a baby is in breech position.

I suggested she come in for an appointment, and let’s see if Pulsatilla fits her (is similar to her), or possibly another homeopathic remedy would be better. She was very much in a Pulsatilla state.  And we did use Pulsatilla. The baby did not turn.

Several weeks after this, she had scheduled an appointment with her doctor to do a hands on manipulation to help turn the baby. The manipulation was with one hand on the head of the baby, and another hand on the bottom. There is a 50% chance that the baby will turn. The mother told me she had taken Arnica montana to help if she experienced any bruising or soreness from when the baby turned inside of her.

The baby turned after the first manipulation, (I think they were going to do 3, and then wait a week and try again.) and was in the correct downward facing position. I found out later that the baby stayed in this position, and did not turn back. The birth was a vaginal delivery and was quick. Both mother and baby were, and are doing well.

I had said to the mother when we met for the appointment that using Pulsatilla would be helpful for the birth, even if the baby did not turn. The baby did turn though. Even though the baby did not turn when we had used the homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla, I think it helped in turning the baby when the doctor did the manipulation. And it also helped in keeping the baby in the downward position, ready for birth.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy can very much be part of a mother’s and baby’s care during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. I suggest seeing a homeopathic practitioner, a homeopath, and not to self treat. With this mother, there was a specific way the homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla was used, in terms of how often, and the potency or strength of the homeopathic remedy. As with any care that we receive, it is important to have the practitioner manage the case, and to do follow up appointments with the practitioner. This includes when seeing your homeopath.

Homeopathy Class

I am offering the class again – HOMEOPATHY – A NATURAL HEALING FOR BABY AND MOTHER on January 11th, 2020 at the San Diego Breastfeeding Center, located in La Mesa, Ca.  Here is the link to read the description of the class, and to register. https://www.sdbfc.com/workshops    (And I will offering the class on March 14th.)

If you are not local to the San Diego area, and are interested in a class like this one, or a class on another topic and the use of homeopathy, I invite you to contact me. We could plan an online class. You can contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

And if I can be of help to you or a family member, please contact me.

 

 


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What The Body Feels And Says

“The whole body weeps when it is invaded.”

This line is from the book BUDDHA IN THE WAITING ROOM written by Paul Brenner. MD. When I read this line, I cried. It touched something in me personally, and I think it probably does for other people as well.

This line is in a paragraph in which Dr. Brenner is writing about the implications someone  trees-1767119__480would experience after having surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It could also be when someone has experienced any kind of abuse, emotional damage, physical pain or trauma, an on going physical condition, mental pain and more. It pertains to any kind of “invasion”.

What struck me about this line, was not the being invaded, but that the body weeps. To me it meant that the body, the whole being of the person, has some recall, memory, or retention of something happening to it. That even though time has passed, and the person is doing well in their life and in their health, there may be some lingering of the past, and is expressed in symptoms, discomfort, pain, emotions, anything. To me this is what the weeping means.

The weeping may be a way of asking for help, for help in a healing, a deep healing at the root cause. The weeping is saying, hey, I am still here, listen to me, listen to what I have to say, and help me heal.

There are a lot of different healing modalities. The best are the ones that resonate with you. And possibly that means resonates with the weeping, to help to hear what the body is saying.

If I can be of any help, homeopathically, please contact me here through this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

And I suggest Dr. Paul Brenner’s book BUDDHA IN THE WAITING ROOM.

 

 


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So Many Changes During Pregnancy, What To Do? Homeopathy Helps

I was happy to work with a woman over this past year as she went through her pregnancy. She started having homeopathic care before she was pregnant, continued during her pregnancy, and now after the birth of her baby. And I have a good friend who is pregnant, who is also receiving homeopathic care.

So Many Changes

With the women I have worked with during pregnancy, they initially came for homeopathic care before they were pregnant. They came for a specific reason, something that bothered them. They said also, that they were wanting and planning on becoming  baby-feet-1527456__340pregnant very soon, and in a way, they were coming to homeopathy to help get pregnant.

When they did become pregnant, we continued with the homeopathic remedy. As they moved through their pregnancy, other conditions, symptoms, or states came up. When this happened, and the homeopathic remedy that we were using did not help, another homeopathic remedy was given that addressed what the woman was now experiencing.

This happened several times over the course of my patient’s pregnancy; she needed several different homeopathic remedies. And my friend has also said that she too has needed several different homeopathic remedies. As always, the homeopathic remedy is similar to what the person is experiencing. As a woman goes through her pregnancy, the birth, the afterbirth, and being a mom to this new baby, she may need a different homeopathic remedy that fits her state.

These are some of the changes that may be experienced:

  • morning sickness – nausea, headache
  • becoming sick with a cold, flu, cough
  • specific food cravings – sugar, worse from eating sugary foods
  • fatigue
  • heart palpitations and heart fluterings
  • overly sensitive to odors, environment, foods
  • unable to get comfortable
  • position of the baby
  • anxiety
  • being very emotional
  • exhaustion, and bruising from the birth
  • postpartum – depression, overwhelmed, body changes, new responsibilities

Homeopathy Helps The Mother And The Baby

It is a good time for a woman to come to homeopathy before she is pregnant. She is getting care for herself, and creating a healthy “soil” in which the baby will grow. (Homeopathy is earth soilhelpful for the dad as well before the pregnancy. Same thinking, creating a healthy soil.) And it is good to continue using homeopathy during her pregnancy, and after. It is helping both herself and the baby.

When I work with young children, and older ones too, I ask the mother about her pregnancy – how it was for her; how she felt physically, emotionally, and mentally; was there anything particular going on at the time; how was the birth, and more. I have learned that during a pregnancy, the mother and the baby share the same state. This information about the mother’s pregnancy often helps me to understand a little bit more of what the child is experiencing.

Homeopathy is safe to use when pregnant and when nursing the baby. Homeopathy focuses on the whole person, and addresses the individual. If you or a loved one is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant soon, I encourage to see how homeopathy can be of help to you and to your future baby. You can contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.

 

 

 


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Hay Fever

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about allergies. I thought this week I would write a little bit about hay fever, an allergy which is often experienced seasonally.

Four Homeopathic Remedies Useful For Hay Fever

Here are four homeopathic remedies that can be helpful for hay fever. By reading the descriptions, you can see how different hay fever can be experienced, even though it is usually lumped into one category, and treated that way.

Each person experiences hay fever uniquely to them. Some napkin-box-312693_960_720people may experience itching. Some may have more symptoms with their eyes than with their nose. Some may be sneezing. Some may feel very irritable. Some may be better outside. Some may experience a headache. These are just a few of the differences of how someone would experienced hay fever. This difference, or individuality, is so with any other health concern; each person experiences what bothers them uniquely to them.

A shot description of homeopathic remedies:

Allium cepa –  Burning, smarting sensation with watery eyes. Violent sneezing with runny nose. Watery discharge is bland. Nasal discharge is acrid and irritating. Think of how you feel when you cut an onion. This homeopathic remedy is made from the red onion.

Euphrasia – Profuse watery eye and nose discharges. Eye discharge is hot, acrid, and irritating, while the nose discharge is bland. Eyes are red and sore, almost looking like a raccoon.

Sabadilla – Common hay fever symptoms: nasal discharge. Spasmodic/violent sneezing, itchy nose, red and runny eyes. Tickling and itching – nose, roof of mouth, throat. Or a sensation of a hair or morsel hanging down at the back of the throat with the constant urge to swallow. Better outside.

Nux vomica – Typical hay fever symptoms: sneezing, itchiness, runny eyes. Irritable, chilliness, impatience, oversensitive to odors, noise, and touch. Feels need to sneeze, but cannot.

Homeopathic Care

You may even see yourself a little bit in one of these remedies. And maybe one of these remedies will help you. I don’t recommend that someone treat themselves for a chronic condition. A chronic condition is ongoing and periodical, such as hay fever. With this kind of health concern, I recommend that someone see a homeopathic practitioner or homeopath. There are over 4,000 homeopathic remedies. There is one that fits you, that is similar to you.

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To determine this remedy, the one that is similar to you, the homeopath gets to know the whole of you by listening, observing, and witnessing what bothers you, how you experience the hay fever, and more. The hay fever is a part of the whole picture of you. All of this information helps guide the homeopath in selecting the homeopathic remedy that fits you, is similar you.

I would be happy to talk with you about how you experience hay fever. Either contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 


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I Am Often Asked – Can You Help Me With _____?

I think we want to know if a healing modality will help us before we start on the process. We want to know if it has helped others who experience or suffer from the same health concern that we do. So often, that is the question I am asked – Have you treated other hand-838975_960_720people with ________? Can you help me?

Because everyone is different, and different even if they experience the same health concern, such as eczema. The answer to that above question, is yes and no. I may have helped someone who has that ___________, (the yes) but I am almost sure that that person experienced the health concern differently deep down, uniquely to them, than the person who is asking me about it now (the no). There are the general symptoms and experiences of that health concern, such as itching, redness, and oozing with eczema, but the core of what it is like for each person is different.

We Want A Good “Pudding”

So still to answer that concern about getting help through homeopathy, the answer is what one of my teachers/mentors/colleagues has said “the proof is in the pudding”. Is the patient better? That is always it – is the patient better? That is the proof.

We want what brought the person in for homeopathy to be better, along with a better sense of general well being. And often, other health concerns are better as well, such as with women, there may be improvement in their menstrual cycle, even though that is not what they came in for. We want in a healing, that the totality, the wholeness of the person is better.

Some examples of a healing, of a good “pudding”:

  • When I hear that a young woman who feels nauseous all the time, starts to have a tremendous appetite after starting the homeopathic remedy that fits her, I think this is a good start to her healing.
  • When I see that a woman who had a severe concussion in a car accident less than a year ago, making it difficult to do things she normally does, starts to be able to focus on activities better pebbles-1031167_960_720without feeling nauseous and dizzy, I think this is a good start to her healing.
  • When I see a young boy, who has been on round and round of antibiotics for an ear infection, no longer experiencing ear infections, I think this is a good healing.
  • When I see a woman who experiences great discomfort during her pregnancy – morning sickness, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, fogginess – experience a lessening of all of these, I think this is a good healing.
  • When I see a woman have depressive thoughts, and wants to just stay inside away from other people, start to open up to to the outside world, becoming involved with people, and speaking who she is, I think this is a good healing.

I Invite You To Tell Me More

Over the years, people have specifically asked me if homeopathy can be help for: headaches, metabolism issues, allergies, weight loss, severe cramping during their periods, insomnia, weakness and fatigue, eczema on their hands, acting out at school, help with arthritic pain, fibromyalgia type symptoms, difficulty focusing, anxiety, mood swings, and more. I say to these people, yes homeopathy can help you, and tell me more.

I invite you to ask – Can you help me with __________? And then to tell me more.

Either contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 


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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!)