We become sick. We want to feel better, as soon as we can. We go to our doctors. They may give us a prescription for an antibiotic. We feel better that something is being done, although the situation may not have really called for antibiotics, or the antibiotics didn’t help.
In the February 1, 2016 issue of THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, Paul Sisson wrote an article on antibiotics titled Rules Urge Doctors To Rein In Antibiotics. The article talked particularly about the use of antibiotics for severe coughs, sore throats, nasal congestion, sinus pain and colds. Ear aches/ear infections could be added to the list. The main premise of the article was for these kinds of health conditions, antibiotics are not necessarily needed, although they are prescribed very often for them. An excerpt from the article is below. You can read the entire article here.
Please know that there is a time and a place for antibiotics in which they are very useful.
Healing With Homeopathy
We always want to feel better. And we want our health practitioner to lead us on that path. There are other means than antibiotics that can be used when someone is not feeling well.
The healing process and ability of our bodies works so wonderfully well. When we listen to our bodies, take the rest that we need, nourish our bodies with good food and water, exercise, and nurture ourselves by doing activities that we love, our bodies heal well. It is when we are not moving through a health concern – such as a severe cough, a sore throat, nasal congestion, ear aches and infections, colds and more – that we may need help. Homeopathy is very helpful and healing in these situations. These health issues may be a one time occurrence or a chronic situation, in which flare ups are experienced regularly.
Homeopathy works with the body’s innate ability to heal. The individual person is addressed. Seeing, listening, witnessing how the person experiences what bothers them – how they experience their cough, their sore throat, their nasal congestion, their ear ache or their cold. It is learning about this person – the totality of this person.
Some People Who Have Benefited From Homeopathic Care
Patients who were helped with homeopathy:
- A little boy who had recurring nasal congestion and possible ear infections. He had taken several rounds of antibiotics. The homeopathic remedy, which was similar to him, helped with the nasal congestion and the ear infections. He didn’t need to take another course of antibiotics. And the remedy has continued to help, when he has become ill or has not felt well. He hasn’t had another ear infection.
- A boy who had a severe sore throat, took a homeopathic remedy soon after the sore throat had started to bother him. The sore throat subsided, and he was feeling much better within a couple of days.
- A man who found it difficult to breath and had used antibiotics for the recurring nasal congestion, did very well with the homeopathic remedy that fit him. His nasal congestion cleared up and he was able to breath easier.
- A woman who had not felt well for several weeks, was experiencing a sore throat. She said the pain was all the time, and her throat felt very raw. She thought of going to Urgent Care, where she probably would have been proscribed antibiotics, instead she used homeopathy, and she was feeling better.
Does this sound like you?
- not feeling well
- experiencing an ongoing or recurring cough, nasal congestion, sinus pain, sore throat, ear infection or a cold
- don’t want to use antibiotics or have used antibiotics and they have not helped
Then it is time to see how homeopathy can be of help to you. Either contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.
Excerpt From the Article Rules Urge Doctors To Rein In Antibiotics
“The latest guidelines make specific recommendations for some of the most common reasons people see their doctors:
Severe coughs bring an estimated 100 million people into physician waiting rooms annually. Although 90 percent of those cases are bronchitis, which is airway inflammation caused by a virus, 70 percent of such patients nationwide receive antibiotic prescriptions, according to the CDC. The new guidelines call for antibiotics only if pneumonia, which is often caused by bacteria in the lungs, is suspected.
Sore throats are responsible for 12 million visits each year. Although the cause is usually viral, antibiotics are prescribed at “most visits,” according to the CDC. The streptococcus bacteria is the most likely cause of a sore throat, and the new guidelines call for a positive strep test before prescribing antibiotics.
Nasal and sinus congestion result in about 4.3 million visits annually. Most sinusitis cases start out with a viral infection, but obstructed sinuses can, over time, lead to a secondary bacterial infection in less than 2 percent of cases. There is no simple test to tell whether the infection is viral or bacterial, and the CDC recommends that doctors wait at least 10 days before prescribing antibiotics unless the patient has a fever higher than 102.2 degrees, particularly nasty nasal discharge, facial pain that lasts for more than three consecutive days or illness that improves and then worsens.
The common cold, which is always caused by a range of viruses, is responsible for 37 million visits per year. Even though experts agree that antibiotics should never be given for a cold, they are prescribed in about 30 percent of cases, according to the CDC.
The new guidelines put doctors in the position of requiring patients, who are already wheezing, sniffling and aching, to forgo a treatment they may be convinced will help them get better. While this might seem a difficult task for physicians to achieve, experts said much progress has already been made.”