I feel that people are looking for a natural, non-invasive, deep healing modality. They may be tired of not feeling well, and tired of taking medications that are not really healing. And they want to be better.
Why do I practice homeopathy?
It is to offer a healing modality that truly is healing. Healing at the root cause from which the symptoms, and the discomfort and the pains come from.
Why do I practice homeopathy?
Because I see as people heal and are doing better, they are more at ease to be fully themselves, and are no longer being limited by a physical symptom or an emotional stuckness.
Why do I practice homeopathy?
I see people as they heal, through the help of homeopathy, being able to use other healing modalities in a much more constructive and positive way.
Why do I practice homeopathy?
It makes sense to me. It resonates with me. It is a WOW to me.
How can I be of help to you?
I invite you to contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a 15+ complimentary Get Acquainted Call. Along with my practice in San Diego, I also work with patients who are not local through the use of Skype.
Last week I wrote about making a house call to see a patient. This week, I want to talk about using Skype for a homeopathic consultation appointment. In a way, it is like making a house call; you can see a little bit of the patient’s environment. I use Skype with patients who do not live locally to the San Diego area; patients who may not be able to come in for an appointment; or patients, who may live locally, but a house call is not feasible.
Mostly, I use Skype with patients that don’t live in the San Diego area. I have several patients with whom I work with this way. Skype is a free program, that one downloads from the internet. It is easy to use. You do need a camera that is either part of the computer, or you can purchase a separate camera that attaches to the computer. Skype has enabled people to communicate visually and audibly with each other from all over the world.
Important To See The Patient
As a homeopath, it is important to see the patient. I do quick check ins with a patient through emails, texts, and/or phone calls, but for the initial consultation, and for follow up appointments, seeing the patient is crucial.
When I meet with a patient, either in person or through Skype, I am listening and seeing what it is that bothers them. As the patient is talking, they will often use a hand gesture, move their body in a certain way, sit a certain way and/or be expressive with their face. These movements may come when certain words or descriptions are spoken or when they are sensing something within. All of this, their gestures and movements and their language is expressive of how they experience what bothers them.
As I have said in other posts, it is like getting into their world, hearing and seeing the perceptions and sensations of the person, and understanding their language. This is so whether they have a physical, an emotional, a mental, or a spiritual complaint/issue/symptom that brought them initially in for homeopathic care. It is finding out about the whole person. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to the wholeness of the person. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s innate healing abilities.
I write this post because some of you who read my blog may not live locally to San Diego, and are interested in homeopathy for yourself or for a loved one. Skype is a very good way to have an appointment when there is a distance.
I would be happy to talk further with you on how homeopathy can be of help for you. Please contact me here, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.
Can we be so unbiased that we can just be with someone and hear? See who this person is? Can we quiet down our inner chatter? Not wondering what to do or what to say to this person, while we are listening?
Can we just be? Not letting our own feelings of discomfort come up, and then say things from that place, such as this is what I think you need, or this is what is bothering you, or I had that too, or this is how it was for me, or something something that we think may perk up the person, but it is really helping us. Can we just not blah blah? And instead, just be, even if we are uncomfortable?
I wrote about “listening through” in one of my blog posts. Click here to read this blog. Some of what listening through is being in an unbiased, open place as a listener. Doing this listening with a patient, with a friend, with the person who is in front of us. And to be just with them. Knowing, on some level, that we are separate from each them, and also not separate. Letting the person be, just be.
I had shared this video on my Facebook page of Oprah Winfrey and Thich Hnat Hanh talking in one of her Super Soul Sunday programs. I want to include it here on this blog for you to view. Oprah Winfrey and Thich Hnat Hanh talk about deep listening – to help relieve suffering from the person who is talking. It is compassionate listening. Through this kind of listening, Thich Hnat Hanh says that we learn about the other person’s perceptions and learn about our own perceptions. It is helpful in all kinds of relationships – personal, family, work, friends, between countries, and between those who have different beliefs.
This video made an impression on me. I would like to say that a similar compassionate listening is done in a homeopathic consultation, or at least that is the intention. To be a blank slate. To be an unbiased and open listener. It is hearing and witnessing the person’s suffering – physically, emotionally, mentally, and/or spiritually. Giving space. And being with this person.
The word homeopathy means “similar suffering”. The homeopath listens to the person’s suffering, to what is bothering them, and how they experience their suffering. Then the similar to the suffering is given in the form of a homeopathic remedy. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s innate healing abilities. And they start to feel better and well.
I would be happy to talk to you further. Let me know if I can be of help to you. Contact me either here on this blog, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com.
Although, many people know the word homeopathy, since they hear it being used in the media, and also see it printed on products, they don’t really know what homeopathy is. For many, homeopathy has become synonymous for natural, and used that way in the media when describing healing modalities and products. When someone hears me talk about what I do, when I am talking about homeopathy, they may say to me, or think to themselves, what she is talking about is essential oils, herbal medicine, and/or supplements. But that is not what homeopathy is.
Homeopathy is its own system of medicine. It was developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700’s. Homeopathy means “similar suffering”. Through listening, observing, and understanding what bothers the person and how they experience it, a homeopathic medicine is given that is similar. This similar homeopathic medicine stimulates the person’s own healing. To read more about homeopathy and homeopathic remedies. (I encourage you to read this. And I use the words homeopathic remedy and homeopathic medicines interchangeably.)
What Is A Homeopathic Medicine?
Because homeopathy is often confused with other healing modalities. I wanted to tell you what a homeopathic medicine is. There are over 4000 homeopathic medicines. They are made from plants, minerals, animals, and other natural sources. Think how many plants there are in the world. Many of these plants have been made into homeopathic medicines. Think of the periodic table. All of these elements have been made into a homeopathic medicine. And think of animals – mammals, snakes, spiders, insects, mollusks, sea animals, and birds. Many of these have been made into homeopathic medicines.
Only a small part of the substance that the homeopathic medicine is being made from is used to make the homeopathic medicine. And with animals, the animal is not killed. A small part of the milk, wing, blood, or venom is used to make the homeopathic medicine.
The homeopathic medicines that I use in my practice are purchased from a homeopathic pharmacy, such as Hahnemann in Northern California, and Helios in England. These pharmacies make the homeopathic medicines on their premises, using the method that Dr. Samuel Hahnemann developed. There are other pharmacies in Europe, India, the US, and other parts of the world.
Your Use Of Homeopathic Medicines
Many of you have used the homeopathic medicine Arnica montana for bruising and shock after an injury, a trauma, dental work, or a fall. And possibly you have used other homeopathic medicines. Some of you have seen a homeopath for treatment. You have found homeopathy to be healing and helpful.
Healing With Homeopathy
The healing with homeopathic care is deep. Homeopathy is helpful for many of the health concerns people experience today. I invite you to see how homeopathy can be a deep healing for you, and for your loved ones. I would be happy to talk with you. Either contact me here through this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I have a complimentary Get Acquainted Call.
I am a homeopath. I am a patient too. I see a homeopath. I don’t self treat for homeopathic care. I may self treat for first aid, and there were several times I did for chronic conditions, but I don’t now. I cannot be objective, nor can I really hear and observe myself. I can’t wear two hats at the same time – the patient and the homeopath.
This last week, my homeopath gave me a new homeopathic remedy. This happens. The homeopath sees the case deeper, some things change, or there is a better understanding of the person’s complaints and suffering. A different homeopathic remedy is needed than to what was given before. This new homeopathic remedy was in the same family, the same kingdom, of the one I had just be taking. The former homeopathic remedy had helped, but did not heal as deeply as is possible with homeopathy.
With taking this new homeopathic remedy, an old condition or symptom that I had before, came back. I had suppressed this condition, this situation by using antibiotics when it had first occurred. With the process of healing from a homeopathic remedy, the vital force, the chi, the immune system, becomes stronger, and the symptoms or conditions that were suppressed by the use of medications, such as antibiotics and steroids (cream and oral form) may come back. These symptoms/conditions come back for a short time, and then they are gone. It is healing. In a previous blog, I had written about THE DIRECTION OF CURE. That is what this is. It is a good sign that the remedy is helping and healing, stimulating the person’s own healing process.
That is what was happening with me. The antibiotics that I had taken had been suppressive, and now there was a return of older symptoms/conditions, as I was healing. I knew that was what was happening to me, and it was a good thing. I contacted my homeopath and told him, and he agreed with me. In fact what he said was “this is a good thing”. I slept. I took care of the area that was affected. I took care of me. I wasn’t very hungry, but what I did eat was of plant type food, so to speak. Vegetarian. Nourishing food. Life giving food.
Yes, there is a place and a need for antibiotics. They can be extremely helpful, and life saving. And, they can be overused. When I had this situation originally, I could have treated it homeopathically. I didn’t. At first, I didn’t know what was going on with the discomfort and the pain that I was experiencing, and I waited. Then I went to the doctor. The doctor prescribed antibiotics. This happens.
With the healing of old, suppressed symptoms and conditions, the body, the chi, the vital force, the person, becomes stronger and healthier. This healing affects the whole person, on all levels – the physical, the emotional, the mental, and the spiritual. It is all good. Homeopathy creates a deep healing. It is a healing at the root from where the symptoms and conditions come.
Much of what western medicine does in its treatment can be suppressive. Yes, the person feels better because the symptoms are not as strong, the itch may be gone, the pain may be gone, but only for a short time until the medication is taken again. We may very often think that a healing has occurred if we no longer have the symptoms, or have less of them, but we need to take a medication often and regularly so there are no symptoms. This isn’t a healing. It is a palliating, and can also be suppressing too.
Healing With Homeopathy
For me, this experience shows how well homeopathy heals, and how well it addresses each of us, as the individual person we are. My health concern was heard, observed, and understood. The homeopathic remedy given to me, being similar to what I was experiencing (Like Cures Like) stimulated my own body to heal. To heal, not to palliate, not to ease the symptoms, and not to suppress. To heal.
I invite you to heal. Very simple. Contact me here through this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I have a complimentary Get Acquainted Call.
A lot of people I talk to have used the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana. Actually, I think Arnica montana is what introduces 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:
Homeopathy treats the individual person. To me this one of the wonderful aspects of homeopathy. Homeopathy is truly a medicine 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.
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.
I am a homeopath. I help people heal and feel better through a natural, non-invasive, form of medicine (homeopathy) that stimulates a person’s own natural healing process. It is a deep healing. For me, it is important to show and to tell people that they have options for their health care. When someone is in a more healthy state, they are more of who they are as a person. They are involved in relationships, in work, and in activities that are nurturing to them. And they express who they are. They express their voice.
I am also an artist. Art really is my first love. I say it is the core of me. Homeopathy has at times come very close. I haven’t always done art work, and over the last few years I have started doing art work again, using a different medium than I had in the past. I am painting now, where before I had been weaving tapestries. Art fills me in a way that nothing else does. It is wow! It is look at that, that color next to that color! It is a feeling deep, deep inside of joy, wonder, excitement and wow!
Why am I writing this?
Perhaps, homeopathy and art to me are connected in some way. Or are similar. I would like them to be connected/similar, or have a connection. I would like to bring to my homeopathic practice, what I bring and experience in my art work. It is a feeling of presence, a state of wow, being who I am, an openness, and a listening. Listening to the art to know what to do next, and in the case of homeopathy it is listening to the patient, being open to them. It is not being in my head.
Being Who You Are
Be who you are, and allowing that to come out, freely. And to do it all the time. Allowing your voice to be expressed, freely. Whether you are –
A boy who is very sensitive to his surroundings.
A woman who has a deep concern for other people’s well-being and health.
A man who wants to be recognized for his work, and to be sure his family is well taken care.
– all three expressing their voice.
Being who you are and expressing your voice. Not being stopped by a health symptom or condition, a behavior, nor a thought. Being in a healthy place. A healing with homeopathy helps with this. And art helps with this, too.
I wish for all of you – health, passion for what you do, love, and your voice.
I am always happy to talk to people on how homeopathy can be of help to them. I encourage you to contact me on this blog or my website www.homeopathytoheal.com and set up a complimentary Get Acquainted Call. .
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the German physician who developed homeopathy describes what a homeopath does in Aphorism #3 of THE ORGANON. (The picture included here is of Wenda Brewster O’Reilly’s translation of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s THE ORGANON.)
“To be a genuine practitioner of the medical art, a physician must:
1. clearly realize what is to be cured in diseases, that is, in each single case of disease (discernment of the disease, indicator),
2. clearly realize what is curative in medicines, that is, in each particular medicine (knowledge of medicinal powers),
3. be aware of how to adapt what is curative in medicines to what he has discerned to be undoubtedly disease in the patient, according to clear principles.”
What Does A Homeopath Do?
The homeopath sees, understands, observes, listens, witnesses the patient’s suffering. Giving space for the patient. From this, the homeopath knows what the suffering is and what needs to be cured in the patient. This is “discernment of the disease powers”.
The homeopath knows the homeopathic medicines. Knows their curative and healing actions. This is “knowledge of medicinal powers”.
With knowing and understanding both the suffering of the patient and the homeopathic medicines, the homeopath matches a homeopathic medicine to that of the suffering of the patient. The main principle of homeopathy is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars. Homeopathy means similar (homeo) suffering (pathy). This is “according to clear principles”.
Homeopathy is Healing
Each person is seen as the unique individual they are. The homeopath is witnessing the patient’s symptoms, their complaints and their suffering; understanding what their experience of the suffering is for them; and giving the homeopathic medicine that is similar to this.
Homeopathy is simple. Homeopathy is elegant. Homeopathy is healing.
I am always happy to speak with anyone about their suffering and how the homeopathic medicine that is similar to their suffering will be healing for them. Please contact me here on this blog by leaving a comment, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com where you email or call me. I offer a 15+ minute complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.
To me, homeopathy is WOW. When I first heard of it, 23 1/2 years ago, I thought, what is this. I wanted to know more. I read books, I took local classes, and then eventually enrolled in the program with The School of Homeopathy in Devon England. And then years later enrolled in the program with California Center for Homeopathic Education.
TO ME HOMEOPATHY WAS WOW
I had never been comfortable taking allopathic (western) medication. Perhaps, it was about putting something foreign in my body. It was almost an instinctive, gut feeling. Hearing about homeopathy, I wondered what it was. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to know more. And I thought it would help with the depressive feelings, thoughts and moods I experienced. And homeopathy has helped me.
So when I say that I am a homeopath, or say homeopathy to someone, I am thinking to myself that the other person is going WOW too, and wanting to know more. But that doesn’t happen all that often. But it happens here on this blog, because you, who are reading these blog posts, DO want to know more. I thank you all for reading my blog posts.
A WONDERFUL HEALING
Homeopathy promotes a wonderful healing. A healing of the whole person. It is wonderful for any age, but I especially feel it is wonderful for children, my soft spot. Often, when a child comes to see me for homeopathy, I feel they are at a crossroad – one way down is the road of western medication, which I always think once you start down that road, where does that lead to, to more western medication, because no healing is happening. You are no where. And why start a child on medication if it is not going to heal? The other road is homeopathy. (Please know, that western medicine does some wonderful healing, and has its place in our health care.) To me, then it is a wonderful opportunity for the child’s health and his future health to do homeopathy. This applies to an adult as well.
The healing is of the whole person. What brought the person in, their main complaint of what is bothering them, is better, and they also experience a general sense of well being and health. With this, the person can live fully, enjoy life, and be fully who they are.
So wouldn’t you say that homeopathy is WOW too?
Please contact me here through this blog or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com if you would like to know more on how homeopathy can help you, or a family member. I offer a 15+ minute complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call. And see how homeopathy can be WOW for you.
We have been hearing a lot about measles in the news. What we having been hearing has been about whether people have been vaccinated or not vaccinated for measles. I don’t want to go into this topic in this blog post. I think it is important for parents to know that if their child, or themselves as an adult, become ill with measles, or any other childhood disease, homeopathy can help during these times. And, to know that homeopathy is helpful if someone has vaccinated their child and there are adverse reactions to the vaccines.
In this blog I want to talk about measles, and how homeopathy can be helpful if someone is not moving through it well. The body has a wonderful ability to heal itself. It is when the body gets stuck, that help may be needed, and this is when homeopathy will be useful. The homeopathic remedies are helping the body with its own healing abilities. It is important to see a practitioner of homeopathy, a homeopath, to help in this health situation. You don’t want to self treat.
Measles is one of several childhood diseases. It is important that the rash develops, and moves downward. That is an indication of healing – from the inside out, and from the top downward. To read more about direction of healing, read my blog post on direction of cure.
Symptoms of measles:
Fever of 102 – 104 Fahrenheit
Watery eyes – eyes inflamed
Sensitivity to light
Hard, dry cough
Seldom has an appetite
Tongue may be coated
Breath – sick smelling
Rash may start in mouth on 2 – 3 rd day. Tiny, white spots in inner lining of mouth, called Koplik’s Spots.
On 4th or 5th day, itchy red, rash will appear. Large, flat blotches, they may run into each other. Start on face, moving downward. (This is a Direction of Cure) Lasting 4 -7 days. Rash is a good sign.
Fever may rise as rash moves down the body, and subside in a few days.
Lasts around 10 days
Most contagious, 2 – 4 days before rash appears. Still keep child isolated for 5 days after rash develops.
Observation To Help Come to a Homeopathic Remedy
It is best to observe the person: their physical state, emotional state, and mental state. It is matching what the person is experiencing to a similar homeopathic remedy. This is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars. Some areas to observe and note:
Symptoms come on suddenly or gradually
Which are the prominent symptoms? Fever, restlessness, fatigue, eye irritations, runny nose, rash
Color of nasal discharge. Does it irritate the skin?
Emotional state – irritability, wanting to be alone, wanting to be around others
Desire of fresh air
Of course, it is important to get as much rest and sleep as one can, drink fluids, eat if one wants to or not. Being in a dark room may help if someone is very sensitive to the light. Vitamin C and A can be helpful as well.
The ill person may start with one homeopathic remedy and then need to change to another, as they move through the illness. The homeopathic remedies are helping the body in its own healing abilities.
Here is a short description of some of the remedies that are useful when someone has the measles.
Aconite – Restless. Eyes ache in the light. Eyes and nose are streaming. Hard, croupy cough. Useful in early days of measles, especially if it has come on suddenly. Has a fever. Fearful.
Apis – High fever. Skin swollen. Inflamed eyes and lips. Worse by heat. Thirstless. irritable. may be delirious. Restless.
Belladonna – Useful in early stage, like Aconite. And can be useful after the rash has developed. Restless, red face and flushed,. Thirstless. Throbbing headache. Skin is damp from fever. May be delirious. Unable to sleep. Limbs may twitch and jerk. Has a sore throat. Bothered by noise, light and jarring.
Byronia – When rash is slow or late to appear, or doesn’t develop fully. When chest is affected. Cough is dry and painful, and made worse by motion. Lies still, hurts to move. (Gelsemium – is too tired to move.) Pale face, red eyes. can have constipation and a frontal headache. Dry mouth. Thirst for large amounts of cold water between long intervals. Worse by any motion and warmth. Better by being still and with cold things.
Euphrasia – Nasal discharge and eye symptoms are dominate. Eyes are sensitive to light. Acrid tears streaming from red, swollen eyes, which irritates the checks. Profuse watery nasal discharge that does not irritate the nose nor the upper lip. (Different from Gelsemium). Harsh cough. may have a headache. Nasal and eye symptoms are better in the open air.
Gelsemium – Also helpful in early stages, and after rash has developed. Begins slowly. Lethargic, feels heavy. Doesn’t want to be disturbed, doesn’t want to move. Motionless, because they are too tired. Not very thirsty. Chilly, though feverish. Complaining of achiness. Harsh, croupy cough. Hoarseness. Watery nasal discharge that irritates the nose and upper lip (different from Euphrasia). When rash starts, it is itchy.
Pulsatilla – Useful in later stages of measles, when fever has subsided. Similar to Kali bichromicum, but milder. Nasal discharge is thick and yellowish. Profuse tearing from the eyes. Cough is dry at night, loose during the day. Symptoms worse at dusk. wants cool air, worse in heat. Little thirst. May have nausea with diarrhea. Earaches. Wants to be with other people. Wants sympathy. Changeable in moods. Likes the open air.
Rhus Tox – Intensely itchy rashes. Worse at night and during rest. Restlessness. Rash recedes or fails to appear.
A Healing With Homeopathy
Homeopathy can be a wonderful help in the healing when someone has contracted measles. The information in this blog is to show you that there is help when someone becomes ill with the measles. We are just hearing news that scares us. I want to ease your fears and to give you information that is helpful.
If you or a loved one has developed measles, contact your physician, and also contact a homeopath to help with homeopathic care during this time. I am available either through this blog, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com