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Moms

Moms.

I was introduced to homeopathy years ago, when I was part of a La Leche League play group with my sons. La Leche League is a breastfeeding support organization. Some of the moms of the playgroup talked about homeopathy. I had never heard of homeopathy. I thought what is this! I started to do some reading and attended some classes locally. Three years later, I enrolled in a program that was in Devon, England – The School of Homeopathy. The school still exists, but is located in a different part of  England. I was a mom who wanted to know more about homeopathy. I wanted to learn.

Moms are the advocates of their family’s health, whether for their children, their partners, their parents, their extended family, theirmotherhood-7114294_960_720 friends, their pets and themselves. A father too may be the mom of the family, or an aunt, or a good friend or some other relationship. I am including all those relationships into one, and calling them mom, the mom of the family.

Moms are usually my contact person for whoever the patient is in the family. They are the ones who call me initially. They know when their families are well, and not well. They know if something has changed with a family member. They are good observers. They know. They sense. They are aware. They may not know what is wrong or bothering the family member, specifically, but they know something is not right.

When sensing that something is not quite right with a family member, moms will seek out health care for that person. Moms may do research to see what choices they have, perhaps ones that they may have not known of before. They may ask other moms what they know, and who they know who could help. When homeopathy has helped a family member, which often is a child, the mom will continue to use homeopathy, bringing other family members in for homeopathic care and also telling their friends. They will be spreading homeopathy to the world, to their own world.  

During the case taking with the patient, moms are helpful in giving their observations and knowledge of the patient. They will voice what they have noticed has changed. They will express their observations. Their information helps in knowing more about the particular family member who has come in for homeopathic care.  

I feel very grateful for moms. A big thank to you all. 

Flu And Seasonal Illnesses

We are starting the flu season and are hearing of other illnesses that are going around. Homeopathy can be very helpful if someone comes down with the flu, the coronavirus and other illnesses, including difficulty breathing. To know, it is okay to be sick. I often say that when we are sick, it is our body telling us, or rather forcing us, to rest and slow down.

With it being the holiday season we are busier than usual. We may experience many different emotions about the holiday season. We may have expectations about how the holidays need to be, and how we need to be. We are exposed to more people than usual, through socializing and traveling. We are doing and feeling more at this time of the year. 

I have written several posts about the flu and homeopathy over the years. Here is a link to one of those posts. The Flu -What To Do? Homeopathy Can Help.

During this time of the year, take the time to take care of and for yourself. Listen to what you need. I specifically say this to moms, take that time.  

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If you or a loved one is not feeling well, I invite you to contact me for a complimentary 15+  Get Acquainted Call to see if homeopathy is something you would like to pursue. I see people of all ages, from babies to older adults, for many different health issues, including the flu. I see people in person and virtually, both in and out of the San Diego, California area. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

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Never Too Late – My Tapestry Weaving

I have recently started weaving tapestries again. It has been a long time since I have woven. I have painted over these last years, but have not woven. Weaving is slow and a little rigid in that you can’t move around the warp as you can around a canvas or a paper, although I have thought about trying “moving around” on the warp. I feel very happy that I am weaving again.

I had been saying over the years that if I do weave again, it will be different. What I wove recently was different from what I had woven before, yet it was the same, too. I remembered how to do it – the techniques of tapestry weaving I remembered. The image of the tapestry is slightly different from ones that I have done in the past. Actually, what I wove is a section from a painting I did several years ago. My son wrote in a text to me after seeing the tapestry, “I see similarities to your recent paintings, but it also still calls back to your older tapestries.” He put it will. There is a blending of the new and the old.

Never Too Late

It is never too late to do something new or go back to what we have done before. And it is never too late to find out if there are other possibilities for our health care and ways to take care of ourselves, such as with using homeopathy. If we are experiencing a health issue for a long time and are not feeling any better, it may be a good time to see what other options there are. When I meet with a patient, I ask when did this or these symptoms start to bother you, and what was going on then in your life. It could havemarigold-1503876_960_720 (1) been something that happened recently or it could have been something fairly back in time. Homeopathy can help no matter when something happened. It is not too late to help yourself even from things that have happened in the past.

I think we sometimes get stuck in a rut. We keep doing the same things over and over again, not necessarily thinking or knowing even that there could be some other ways of doing things. Maybe it feels like it is too much to do anything new, or to change it, or to even look around to see if there are any other options. 

I receive calls and emails from many people regarding a health issue for themselves or for a loved one. They may have found that the types of health treatments they are doing are not helping them. They want to feel better and are feeling stuck. With the people who call me, some have used homeopathy before and some have not. All of them were open to seeing how something new could be of help to them. Some of these people made an appointment to see me and some did not. Still, they were open to see about something new.  

There are always opportunities, choices, and possibilities. It is never too late to get care, even going back to some healing treatment you did before. It is never too late to start something new, or to pick up some activity or passion or love that you did before, just as I did with tapestry weaving. 

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If you or a loved one have a health issue that is bothering you, I invite you to contact me. I offer a complimentary 15+ minute Get Acquainted Call to see if homeopathy may be a fit for you. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I work with babies to older adults for many of the health issues people experience today. I see people locally to and outside of the San Diego area both in person and virtually. 

 


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Everything Is Connected

Most of the time, a person comes for homeopathic care because of a physical issue that is bothering them. As I listen and witness what they are saying and showing me, the person will often talk about a situation, an event, and/or a relationship that is happening in their life at this present time or in the past. Their feelings about this situation are expressed, along with how it is affecting them. For me as a homeopath, this emotional component can be a big part of understanding the person’s case, their totality at this time, and helps lead to the homeopathic remedy that is helpful for them.

A Patient

I have seen this women for many years for various health issues. Many times with her, the emotions are a big part of her case, and have helped guide me to the homeopathic remedy that is needed at the time.

This time she came in to see me because she was experiencing sore gums. She had the area checked by her dentist. No cavity nor decay was seen, but the dentist did say that the area looked traumatized. My patient had no memory of injuring the area. She said the gums felt sore both when they were touched, and not touched. They didn’t hurt when she ate. She also started talking about her relationship with her daughter. Lately, it has been difficult. She felt hurt and left out of her daughter’s life. She thought that perhaps her daughter was not telling her the truth at times, lying to her. The gums bothered this woman. The interaction she was having with her daughter also bothered her, maybe even more.

All of this information made up her case, her totality at this time. I could have given something along the lines of first aid, but there seemed to be more involved in the case than an injury. Actually, there was an injury, an injury to her relationship with her daughter. After taking the homeopathic remedy that was similar to what she was experiencing, the soreness of the gums subsided. She slept better. And she spent a day with her daughter, helping her organize her apartment. She was feeling better.

Another Patient

A woman came to see me telling me her left arm was hurting her, actually to the point that she couldn’t put on her bra. At night she was unable to get into a comfortable position to sleep. She didn’t think she had hurt her arm nor sprained it in anyway. She told me that someone had suggested to her about getting a massage. At that time, she immediately, without even a pause to think, said I don’t want anyone touching my arm. She would touch it and massage it herself, she said, but she didn’t want anyone to touch it. As she was telling me all this, she remembered that she had several dreams lately in which she felt threatened and unsafe, as if she could be hurt physically. These were unusual dreams for her. I suggested a homeopathic remedy. The pain subsided. She was able to sleep, and to hook up her bra.

Everything Is Connected

Everything is connected in our bodies, in our being. Sometimes, when emotions cannot be expressed, they show up in the body as a symptom. Someone may say so directly and see the connection themselves. With others, it just comes out as they are talking. Some of the connections I have heard and witnessed:

  • When I am upset, I can’t eat, or I have diarrhea.
  • When I get so stressed and overwhelmed, I get this horrible migraine headache.
  • When I feel betrayed or let down, I get these stomach cramps.
  • When I have intercourse with my husband, I develop an urinary tract infection afterwards, or have pains in my uterus.
  • I feel so anxious and stressed when I am around this person (blank). I feel as though all my energy has been sucked out of me.
  • After I experienced that traumatic event, I developed bodily pains and I was tired all the time. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • I feel so tired. I find that I am not being supported in my work situation.

Therapy and forms of counseling can be very helpful for someone who is going through an emotionally difficult time. It is always good to have someone to talk to, who is a witness and supportive of you. Homeopathy and therapy can work very well together.

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For some people I work with, homeopathy has become part of their health care. If something comes up regarding their health, whether an acute or a chronic issue, they will come see their homeopath, along with seeing their doctor, chiropractor, acupuncturist or therapist. These two women above are like that.

I invite you to contact me if you or a loved one have a health issue that has not been resolved, an acute or chronic. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15+ minute Get Acquainted Call. I see people both in person and virtually, in and out of the San Diego area.

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I work with people of all ages who have a persistent, ongoing health issue and are not feeling as good as they know they could. Despite doing different healing treatments, they feel their health issue has not be resolved and have no clue on how to do so. We work together to get to the root cause of their health issue, and heal there, using the holistic form of medicine homeopathy.

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See The Individual, Not The Label of ADD/ADHD, Nor Any Label

I have updated this post that I wrote about 6 years ago. I want to share it with you again.

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 been given the label of ADD/ADHD. sad smiley faceThere 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 medications.

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. His mother said that he seemed calmer.
  • Another boy had angry outbursts and tantrums at home, at school, and in public areas.
  • A boy who had a lot of fears at night.

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 child was given a homeopathic remedy that fit them, not the label of ADD/ADHD.

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. The individuality of the person is what that has been given.

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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 or if there is another health issue they are experiencing. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I see people both virtually and in person. I offer a complimentary 15+ Get Acquainted Call.


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It Is Always Individual

Homeopathy is not a one size fits all form of medicine.

In homeopathy, it is always finding out about the person, and giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to what they are experiencing, that fits them at this time. My job is to find out about each person, about how THEY experience what bother them, not just going by the name, label, or diagnosis of what they “have”.

It is always individual.

Two people who come to see me may have the same “name” of their health issue. Each of these two people nature-2713472_1280will most likely need a different homeopathic remedy, one that is similar to  them. Yes, they have the same “name” of a health issue, and may experience some of the same symptoms, yet hearing more about how each person experiences what bothers them, shows how different each of them are, thus leading to what homeopathic remedy is similar to them. It is always individual.

That is it always individual applies to whatever brings someone in for homeopathic care. A person may be experiencing behavioral issues, ear infections, sound sensitivities, other types of sensitivities, digestive issues, menstrual issues, allergies, skin eruptions, headaches, flus, the coronavirus, reactions to vaccines, first aid, traumas, anything that bothers a person.

At the start of the initial appointment, I always ask, what is bothering you? We go from there, putting together the pieces that make up this person. Doing it together. Seeing a totality. Giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to the totality. (The main principle of homeopathy is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars.) The homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing.

If there is something that is bothering you or a loved one, I invite you to contact me. I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call. I see people of all ages, babies through older adults. I work both in  person and virtually. Contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.


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A Question I was Asked: Are People Who Come For Homeopathy Feeling Desperate?

Last week, I was asked if many of the people I see for homeopathy are desperate?

I answered yes. I then said that I see people who are not desperate too, maybe when they first came to me, they were.

Many people who do contact me have a health issue that has been bothering them for awhile. They have tried other healing modalities, including western medicine and may be using medications. (Homeopathy can be used along side western medicine.) The person is not feeling better. The time frame for them of experiencing their health issue may be for several years, several months, and even just a few months and they are feeling that they are getting worse.

Maybe these people who call me are desperate. They are not feeling better, that is for sure. They don’t necessarily want to take certain medications, indefinitely. They may be feeling discouraged because they are not finding the help they need.

My answer of yes, I do see people who are not desperate: As I mentioned above, very often people start seeing me for homeopathy because of a chronic and ongoing health issue. They may have been desperate then. That health issue has eased and they are feeling better. If something comes up, like a flu, a cold, an injury, a skin eruption or another health issue, they come to see me along with seeing their physician, acupuncturist, chiropractor, herbal medicine practitioner. Homeopathy has become part of their healing resources. I love that. This is often reflected in my work with families, in which I see several candle-179298_960_720members of a family when different health issues come up.

One definition of desperate in The New Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “being beyond or almost beyond hope”.  I feel that homeopathy can very often help someone and help with their healing. I am hopeful. This is why I say there is such a need for homeopathy.

These are some of the “desperate” issues people have called me about over the last 6 months: over sensitivity to sounds/noises, warts, hormonal imbalances, a benign growth that is getting bigger, heart issues (may or may not be taking medications), hemorrhoids, menstrual issues, recovering from a virus (including the coronavirus), digestive issues, fatigue, insomnia, grief, eczema, a reaction to a vaccine, aches and pains, car sickness. Some people made an appointment and some people did not.

I offer a complimentary 15 + minute Get Acquainted Call. This gives the prospective patient an opportunity to tell me a little bit about what is bothering them, and for me to tell them a little bit about homeopathy. To me this is actually the start of the appointment. I always say in making your choice do what feels right to you.

If you or a loved one have a health issue that doesn’t seem to be resolving, I invite you to contact me and let’s do a Get Acquainted Call. I see babies through older adults, for all sorts of health issues. Some people come in with a name, label or diagnosis of what is bothering them. Some people say this _________ is what is bothering me. I work with people virtually and in person. I see people in and out of the San Diego area. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopthytoheal.com.


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Not Doing

I missed sending the blog post last week. I have been sick. I am starting to feel better. It has been a slow process.

I used homeopathy. Took vitamins. Slept. Got some fresh and sun. Stayed low. Cancelled appointments. Two friends did some grocery shopping for me. So thankful. It is not easy for me to ask for help.

I was very tired, and had such little energy. I had run a fever before this.

In my posts, I talk about that it is okay to be sick. That it is our body, our being telling us to slow down. And it is okay. Yet, it was difficult. I felt very discouraged, depressed, sad, anxious, quite honestly.

Before I had gotten sick, I felt that there was so much to do. OVERWHELMINGLY things to do. Almost feeling panicky about needing to get things done. Whether that was true or not, doesn’t matter. It is how I felt. I still have this feeling, somewhat less. I wonder if my being sick was a way to say, hey don’t do. These things can wait. Take care of you.

I am starting to pace myself. Slowly starting to do things. Seeing patients virtually. I have only seen two so far. Pacing is what keeps coming up. And saying, yes, there may be things to do and get done. And they can wait.

In a way, I am hoping that my learning, or being forced to learn, that things can wait will carry over. And to pace myself. And to listen to what I need, on all levels.

Sitting and just sitting. Being, just being. I have been lying on my back on the ground under my wonderful Mulberry Tree.

I often talk about the body, the being, the vital force having a wonderful ability to heal itself. Sometimes it takes time. We may not like to hear that. I know I don’t.

If I can be of help homeopathically to you or a loved one, I invite you to contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call to see if homeopathy is something you would like to pursue.


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2022 – New Doors To Open

2022

A New Year.

New possibilities.

New doors to open.                            open door

A new door – maybe homeopathy for some of you. Or a continuing open door for others.      

We have choices in our health care.

My intention for writing these blogs is to let people know they have choices regarding their health care. When someone is not feeling well or has tried different healing modalities, they might say, I will look into homeopathy.

Over the years, I have seen the way people heal. Sometimes it is very fast, especially with a first aid or an acute illness, like a flu, cold, sore throat, upset stomach. With these situations, often several homeopathic remedies may be needed, moving from one homeopathic remedy to another fairly quickly.

(Note: homeopathy is very helpful for traumas, physical, emotional, and mental, that have occurred recently and in the past. Actually, homeopathy is helpful for health issues that the person may have had in the past.)

With a chronic, ongoing health issue, that a person may experience flare ups periodically, the process of healing is slower. With this too, we may use several different homeopathic remedies, using one at a time, letting each homeopathic remedy help in the way it can, assisting in the healing. Then moving to another homeopathic remedy. It is like an unfolding, or a ladder with each rung being a homeopathic remedy, leading to the next one. The goal is to heal, not to palliate.

Homeopathy is always finding out how each individual experiences what bothers them. This too, is part of the unfolding. Seeing, hearing, observing, witnessing (we do this together) what the person is experiencing, then giving the similar in the form of the homeopathic remedy. Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars is the main principle of homeopathy. The homeopathic remedy assists in the healing process of the person, stimulating the person’s healing ability.

I invite you to open a new door.

If I can be of help homeopathically, please contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I offer a 15 minute Get Acquainted Call to see if homeopathy is a fit for you. I see people of all ages, babies through older adults, for many of the health issues people experience today. I see people in and out of the San Diego area both in person and virtually.

Happy 2022 Year to you all.


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Present Moment

This is a quote from Pema Chodron. I used this quote in a previous post –BE Where You Are. I wanted to use this quote again.

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. It is all we ever have so we might as well work with gull in flightit rather than struggle against it. We might as well make it our friend and teacher rather than our enemy.”

I like what she says about working with and making the present moment your friend. To use it. To learn from it. To see what it has to offer.  

PRESENT MOMENT

When I see a patient, I am seeing how they are in their present moment. Past illnesses, traumas, emotional upsets, older physical symptoms along with symptoms or the health issue they brought the patient make up this present moment. I call this present moment, the totality of the person. Totalities change, just like present moments change. 

The present moment is where we start. It is an unfolding process. Often a series of homeopathic remedies are used as the healing process unfolds. The unfolding reflects a deeper understanding of what the person is experiencing. Each homeopathic remedy helps in this process, moving it along.  

THIS PAST YEAR

Over this past year of 2021, I have seen people of all ages, 9 months to 81 years, for many different health issues. Some people sought out homeopathic care for physical issues, and some for emotional issues. Very often, the physical and the emotional issues are interwoven. All the symptoms are part of the totality of the person.  

These are some of the health issues that brought people in for homeopathic care during this year of 2021. issues: 

Warts
Coronavirus
Menstrual issues
Chronic pain
Digestive issues
Grief
Reaction to vaccines
Insomnia
Extreme pain and sensitivity to noise and sounds
Shingles
Concussion
Fatigue
Flu
Hemorrhoids
Nausea
Stomachaches
Anxiety
Eczema
First aid – healing from a surgery, fall, cut on an arm
A trauma – emotional, physical
Coughs
Internal bleeding

Just not feeling well

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I invite you to contact me here on my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call. I would be happy to talk with you. I see people in and out of the San Diego area in person and virtually.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday season. Be well. Be safe. Be in the present moment.


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Flu – Taking Care Of Yourself

Wishing you all a happy HOLIDAY SEASON!

At this time of year we start to hear about the flu. We are also hearing about a new variant of the coronavirus.

Homeopathy has always been helpful for someone who has the flu. It also has been helpful for people who have come down with any of the strains of the coronavirus. Historically, homeopathy has been helpful during pandemics. This was so during the 1918- 1919 Spanish Flu.

Usually, when there is an epidemic, and also during a flu season, specific homeopathic remedies are used for the particular strain of flu or for the epidemic at that time. This has been so with the coronavirus epidemic that we have been going through, whether it is with having come down with the virus; having lingering, long haul types of symptoms; or experiencing side effects from the vaccines.

Taking Care Of Yourself 

It is always good to take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself can mean a lot of different things:beach-690125_960_720

  • Using different healing modalities  – chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, vitamins, western medicine.
  • Exercising – going for walks or hikes, yoga, swimming.
  • Being in nature. (I love the beach.)
  • Pursuing activities you love.
  • Eating good, organic, nourishing foods.
  • Sleeping well and feeling rested.
  • Laughing and smiling.
  • Being with people you love.
  • Checking in with yourself. Being aware of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Having a spiritual practice. This can be a lot of different things, even some of what is listed above.

“HEY SLOW DOWN”

Sometimes, though, even with taking care of yourself, you may become ill. It is okay to be sick. I think we have come to the thinking that being sick is not good. When we are sick or not feeling well, it is our body, our vital force, telling us “Hey, slow down. I am making you slow down.” When we are sick, we do slow down, rest and take the the time to care for ourselves.

Our bodies have a wonderful ability to heal itself. Sometimes we need a little help. Homeopathy assists the body in its own healing. The symptoms that a person is experiencing is the way the person is trying to heal themselves. Sometimes the person gets stuck in these symptoms. The homeopath uses the symptoms as a guide to help select the homeopathic remedy that fits the person, that is similar to the person. This is Like Cures Like or The law of Similars, which is one of the main principles of homeopathy. The given homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing, getting them unstuck. Sometimes a series of homeopathic remedies are needed, using one at a time, as the person moves through the healing process. 

Guest On Live Stream

I was a guest on Helene Stelian’s Facebook Live Stream through her  Page – Empowering Women in Midlife.  Here is the link to the YouTube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CePZyXFxax4

Homeopathy To Heal

If I can be of help to you or a loved one regarding the flu or any other health concern, I invite you to contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call. I see people in person and virtually, in and out of the San Diego area.