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Unfolding Like A Flower – Meeting The Patient Where They Are – Healing With Homeopathy

In a way, getting to know a patient as I am working with them is like an unfolding flower, seeing one layer and then another one. A flower unfolds and opens up, first starting out as a tightly, closed bud, and then slowly or rose-2634412_960_720quickly opening up to its fullest bloom. A patient does the same thing, starting with the complaint, often something physical, and then going deeper into what is bothering them.

The Layers

It may be that the patient says, “I have this disease, this illness.” And they give a name. “This is what I want to be healed.”  This is the first layer. It is factual and very physical. For example:

  • Someone has had a fall and bruised their leg. They use the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana to help with the trauma of the fall and the bruising of their leg.
  • I person says that have a particular disease or health condition such ADHD, fibromyalgia, asthma, eczema. What homeopathic remedy would you give me?  The thinking here is that the person has this, a name of an illness, and wants a medicine for this particular illness.

In the next layer, the person may say they have a particular illness, AND, they will start to talk about very specific symptoms that they are experiencing. These symptoms may not be what are typically listed under the disease name, but are unique to this individual. At this layer the person is starting to tell more about themselves as an individual person, and what bothers them. It is not just the name of the illness.  An example:

  • A sore throat. The person says that it is on the right side. Very sore. When they swallow it hurts. The sore throat came on suddenly. The pain is throbbing and pulsating. There is a fever. The person feels almost delirious.

At deeper layers, the patient will talk even more about themselves and how they are experiencing what bothers them in their life. They will talk about emotional reactions and responses. They will describe how they experience the pain or the discomfort, and how it affects them. Often, a particular sensation will be described, that is experienced on many levels. They may mention dreams and fears. The homeopath starts to see a thread running through what the patient is saying, that connects the physical, the emotional, and the mental states. This all makes up the whole person. The patient is talking more on an energy level, than a physical one. For instance:

  • A woman tells me about the arthritic type pains she experiences in her hands. The pain makes it difficult for her to hold and grasp objects. Cooking, and she does a lot of cooking, and doing household tasks are extremely painful for her. She says the pain feels as if her hands are being squeezed really really tightly. She makes a hand gesture when she is talking about the squeezing. (I watch for hand gestures, recurring hand gestures. They express energy.) Her husband is having business difficulties. She says that she and her husband have been taken advantaged of by other people, people they had trusted. She would like to get back at this people, take revenge on them.

Meeting The Patient Where They Are

women-friends-1577910_960_720Just as a flower unfolds, so does a person. Starting with one layer and then moving to another one, unfolding. Each patient is different. Whatever is the top layer is what is heard, seen, and observed by the homeopath. It is what the patient is experiencing at the time. The homeopath meets the patient where they are, at that layer. One homeopathic remedy may be used and is healing. Other times, a series of homeopathic remedies are used as different layers emerge. It is always meeting the patient where they are.

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I ask you: What do you want to be better? How are you feeling? What is bothering you? How do you experience what is bothering you? This is where we start.

If I can be of help, you can reach me here at this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

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During Natural Disasters, Homeopathy Is Very Helpful

Homeopathy can be very helpful when there is a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, a tornado, an earthquake, flooding, and fires. The person may be experiencing fright, panic, injury, shock, loss of loved ones, loss of a home and more.

It is looking at the disaster as an acute situation, and addressing the person for what they are experiencing now from the disaster. The disaster may  exasperate someone’s present health concerns, or be a trigger for a health concern that develops later. Often people say, I was never well since this happened, or these symptoms started when my house burned down, for example. Homeopathy is helpful for right when the disaster is occurring, and for later on. For later on, I would suggest seeing a homeopath. And if you help yourself now, you maybe helping yourself to not develop something in the future.

Some Homeopathic Remedies

Here are a few homeopathic remedies that are helpful when the person is going through the disaster. The reaction can be emotional or a first aid injury. I have given a short description for each homeopathic remedy. Observe how you or your loved one homeopathic-remedies-bottles-different-35796044feel, and match it to the description. I have given remedies for trauma, anxiousness, sprains, and digestive issues. This information applies to one’s pets too. If you don’t see anything that is helpful, you may want to google what is bothering you and homeopathy, if you have access to a computer.

ACONITE – feeling very fearful, anxious and panicky after the shock and occurrence of the disaster, or during the disaster. Cannot calm down. Feels terrified and restless. May have particular fear of death, and even predicting that they will die. Sleep is restless, tossing and turning, waking up feeling very fearful. Symptoms come on suddenly.

ARNICA MONTANA – for body injury, shock from an injury, or just shock from the trauma of the disaster. Person feels sore, bruised, and will say “I am fine”, even though they are not. They don’t like to be touched.

IGNATIA – grief from loss: loss of home, possessions, loved ones. Crying or whimpering in sleep. Frequent sighing and yawning, while awake.

RHUS TOX – sprain and strain after heavy physical work, when the person has not limbered up. Pains are worse when beginning to move, feels better once moving, like a “rusty gate”. Acts on torn ligaments and tendons. Use after ARNICA. Joint is hot, swollen and painful.

RUTA GRAV – use if Rhus tox fails. Torn and wrenched tendons or ligaments. Bruised periosteum (bone covering). Especially good for stiff, sore wrists, ankles, or knees. Dislocation of joints, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder. Use after ARNICA.

ARSENICUM ALBUM – food poisoning, after eating bad fruit, fish or meat. Worse at night with much tossing and turning. May have vomiting and diarrhea at the same time. Chilly, restless, anxious. Weak. Feeling of panic – “will I live?” Needs some reassurance, yet not easily reassured. Thirsty for sips of water or warm drinks.

NUX VOMICA – wants to vomit, but cannot. Chilly and intensely irritable.  Overeating. And over use of food, liquor, work.

Using Homeopathic Remedies

A 30C or 200C potency would be good. Use what you have available – 6C, 12C, 12X, 30X. Some people may own a homeopathic kit and have these homeopathic remedies on hand, others may need to purchase them. Perhaps a friend or family member may have a kit. Know too, that if you don’t have the homeopathic remedy on hand now, and get one in a week or so, and you are still feeling the same way as your now, the homeopathic remedy will be helpful then.

A dose is 3 – 4 pellets. You let the pellets dissolve in your mouth. Homeopathy can be used along with western medicine.

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

Please know that this information is not to take the place of western medical care when needed. Serious injury or illness should not be treated without expert advice, nor should the information provided here be seen as a replacement for a consultation with a trusted healthcare provider. It is your responsibility to seek medical help and diagnosis when appropriate. This information is from a homeopathic perspective.

 


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Healing: Quieting Down, Seeing More Possibilities, Feeling Better

Healing.

Feeling better. Feeling well. Feeling hopeful. Feeling positive. Feeling symptoms less or not at all. Feeling no pain. Feeling a sense of freedom. Feeling that you have choices. Feeling unstuck. Feeling you can move. Feeling that there are possibilities.

What I Often Say To Patients

People come to see me for all sorts of concerns that are bothering them. It can be a physical concern, a physical condition, an emotional reaction and response, difficulty focusing, just not feeling well and more. As a homeopath, I am always looking at the whole person. All the parts of the person make up the whole. As someone heals, the specific concern that brought them to homeopathy is better, along with a healing of the whole person.

Often, at a point towards the end of the consultation appointment, I talk a little bit about what happens as someone is healing. These are some of the analogies I have said.

The first one: it is as if an energy has attached itself to you. It is not your energy, but an outside one. And it is so loud. And so loud all the time. That no matter what you do, there quieting-boardwalkis this loudness, and it takes over everything. With a healing, this loudness starts to quiet down; quieting down till there may not be any loudness at all. At first, you may not notice that there is a change, but as the healing continues, the change, the lack of loudness becomes more noticeable. And it becomes quieter.

As I am saying this to the patient, I am using my arms, to show the quieting down. I start with my arms open armswide apart, and then move them closer together, slowly. This is what happens as you heal, I say, at first, you don’t notice that much difference between here and here (I show with my arms as I am moving them a little bit closer together), but as my arms get closer together, you notice more of change, a quieting down. You are not experiencing what bothers you as much, and you start to see, wow there has been a change, I am feeling better.

Another analogy: it is as if everything is the color orange. No matter what happens, no matter how you feel, no matter where you look, everything is orange. You don’t see any other colors. As you heal, you start to see that there are other colors, in addition to orange. colorsThere are blues, reds, pinks, yellows, purples, violets, greens and more. Now, there are more colors; there are more possibilities.

And a third analogy: it is as if we see only from one view point. No matter what happens in our life, no matter how we feel, physically, emotionally, mentally, we only see in one way. As you heal, there are other ways of looking at something. It is as if you have moved and shifted, and now you can see from another vantage point. You are no longer stuck, looking at something from one place, from one angle, from one point of view, you now see many possibilities.

Healing Is A Process

Healing is a process. I tell these three analogies to my patients, so that they see that their healing is a process. At first, they may see small changes, but as the healing continues, they see more changes, and are feeling better. What bothered them which brought them in for homeopathic treatment is better, AND they are feeling better in themselves.

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If I can be of any help to you and your loved ones, I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 

 

 

 


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Grieving – Experiencing A Loss

Grieving. Experiencing a loss.

We all grieve in are own way, and in our own pace, in our own time, short or long. Always, we need to respect and honor ourselves in how we go through experiencing grief. Honor where we are; how we grieve; how we feel, emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually; how we take care of ourselves during this time; and how we reach out to others for help, if and when we need it.

Losses

We grieve over a loss. And a loss can be experienced in many different ways. Such as:

  • A death – parent, baby, child, relative, friend, pet
  • A loss of a job – firing, resigning, downsizing, restructuring
  • A move – changing one’s place of residency, a friend moving away, moving to another country, loss of a house/home
  • A grown child moving out, or going to college/another city for work/enlisting in the military
  • A divorce, separation, or a relationship ending
  • A situation, event or even how you respond to something that is different than you thought or wanted it to be
  • A change in the political climate
  • A loss of income
  • An illness – of oneself or a loved one
  • A war
  • A natural disaster – a friend years ago lost her house in a fire

A Woman

Years ago, a woman came to me for homeopathy because she was having bouts of drawing- pigletdiarrhea in the morning. She was also feeling very anxious about herself, her job, and her health. Her husband had died a few years earlier. Their marriage had not been so good at the time of his death. She mentioned that there had been times that she had wished he had had an accident and would die, and then he did die. She was feeling guilty about having had those thoughts about him. She also had experienced other losses in her life: family members who were ill or had died, an abortion, and that she would not have another child.

Along with feeling guilty about her feelings towards her husband, she had other persistent thoughts and feelings. She wondered what people thought of her, and was worried about making a mistake. She attended a women’s support group, and went for other help, but felt that it basically came down to her, to do the work to heal. There was a sense of aloneness about her, and she had difficulty receiving consolation from others.

I gave her the homeopathic remedy Natrum muriaticum. This homeopathic remedy is often used for people who are grieving. Grief was part of why I gave her this remedy, but the remedy also fit the wholeness of her.

I was in touch with her for several months after she took the homeopathic remedy. She was feeling better: the anxiety was better; the diarrhea was better; and she was looking at her feelings regarding her husband in a much more self nurturing way. Not only was she grieving her husband’s death, but also the life she had thought she would have. During our time together, she remarked that just having this space where she could talk and experience what she was feeling deep within, was very helpful.

Not Straight Forward

The process of grieving is not usually straight forward. We may lose someone, something, an opportunity, a way of life that we thought we would have, and many different feelings and responses may occur from this loss. We may experience physical complaints along with the emotions of grief. I think often, when we lose someone we start to look at that relationship, as this woman did, and feelings come up about it, such as guilt, shoulds, responsibility, sadness, blame, anger, fear, happiness and joy.

We may need some help in the process of grieving. We may see a homeopath, a counselor/therapist, a rabbi/minister, a massage therapist, an energy medicine practitioner, an acupuncturist, other healing practitioners, or a good friend. We find our way, taking time for ourselves, doing activities that we enjoy, and being patient with ourselves. We are healing.

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If you feel that homeopathy could be of help for you, please contact me here or through my website, www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.

 

 


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What Is Bothering You?

When I first sit down with a patient at the initial consultation, I ask “what is bothering you?”, “Why are you here?” As the consultation progresses, I may ask at some point, “from all of what you have said, what is bothering you the most?” And the patient tells me more about this. It is often our door in to finding out about the wholeness of this person.

What Is Bothering The Person

What is bothering the person is very individual, very indicative about the person, and often a manifestation of the root cause.  Here are a few of what patients have said to me that is bothering them:

  • My nose is running all the time. I have to wipe it. It is annoying.
  • It feels as if the food is rotting in my stomach.
  • I am so anxious.
  • I have difficulty breathing.
  • My younger sister is the boss of me.
  • My neck hurts all the time.
  • I feel as thought there is dripping in my ear.
  • The skin eruption on my face doesn’t go away.
  • There are bumps on my skin.
  • I am not functioning like I did before the accident.
  • I am feeling so weak after having the flu.
  • I am having these persistent thoughts that scare me.
  • It upsets me so much how other people treat animals and older people.
  • Loud sounds are uncomfortable to me. (A child runs to his mother when hearing loud sounds.)

You can see how varied it is. And there often is no name to it, nor a name of an illness. It is a sensation, a feeling, a fear, a physical symptom, a thought, a response, a reaction.

I find it very interesting that what can bother one person, such as a skin eruption, may not be bothering another person who also has skin eruptions. This shows me over and over again how individual we all are. My job always, is to see, observe, learn about this person in front of me, and how they experience what bothers them, and how they experience their life. I am learning about the world they live in.

The Totality

The totality is like this photograph. What is bothering the person is the drop in the drop of waterwater. The ripples from this drop are: the other symptoms the person may be experiencing; how what bothers the person affects them; how the person perceives things that happen to them; their fears; their dreams; the language they use to express themselves; the gestures they make; their history and more. The ripples and the drop are the totality of the person.

What Is Bothering You?

When does what is bothering someone become too much, and that they then want help?

A lot of us live with or through what is bothering us. We accept it, even though it bothers us and affects our lives. Perhaps it is when the pain is too much – the physical, the emotional or the mental pain. Perhaps, it is when we don’t like what is happening or how we feel. Perhaps, it is when we don’t want to feel this way anymore. Perhaps, it is when we want to be better, really better. And perhaps, it is when we see how important it is to take care of ourselves.

I have found that people come to homeopathy because something has been bothering them for awhile. They may have gone to other health practitioners, including western medicine, and have felt that they are not better. This is often when they come to homeopathy.

What is bothering you?

I would be happy to talk with you. I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call. Either contact me on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.


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Unwanted Behaviors – Such As Biting

On the stats page of my blog, there is a section labelled Search Terms. What is listed there are googled inquires that have led someone to my blog. Recently, someone had googled “biting from anger homeopathy”. I felt that this was an important topic to write about: biting and other unwanted behaviors.

Biting And Unwanted Behaviors

The person who googled this concern may be the person themselves, a family member or a friend of someone who is biting. It could be a child or an adult who is manifesting this behavior. The person could be biting themselves, and/or biting others. This could happen when they are feeling sand-spiralangry, and is expressed outwardly at another person or expressed inwardly, by biting themselves. There may be other emotions, behaviors and symptoms associated with this behavior.

You can see that it is not just simply one thing – someone biting or someone feeling angry. This behavior, like any behavior that is unwanted, obsessive, or uncontrollable, is a piece or a part of the whole picture of the person. Everything is connected, making up the totality and the whole of the person.

These are some other behaviors that may be unwanted, obsessive and uncontrollable:

  • biting, kicking, hitting, pinching
  • self-destructive behaviors: cutting, over eating, not eating enough, bulimia
  • obsessive/compulsive behaviors – washing hands, checking locks and other things excessively, hording

Two Examples Of Biting

To continue the thought that it isn’t simply one thing, biting or being angry, here are two examples of biting and anger. You can see how different these two are. Biting or unwanted behaviors could be an expression of anger, fear, a way of defending oneself and a response to pain. For example:

  • A teething baby could be biting because of the pain and discomfort felt in their gums. The biting actually may ease the pain. The baby may be expressing anger from being in such intense pain.
  • A child feels threatened, and feels they need to lash out and defend themselves. This lashing out may manifest in biting.

Homeopathy

To address the second part of the inquiry – “biting from anger homeopathy” – yes, homeopathy can be very helpful when someone is biting and/or someone is feeling very angry. When I meet with a patient, I am finding out about what bothers them, which is what brought them in to homeopathy. In this case, I would want to know how the person experiences biting and feeling anger, along with finding out more about them as a whole, such as other symptoms, fears, dreams, how they respond to things happening in their life and more. All of these are pieces that make up a whole picture.

From this whole picture, a homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to what they are experiencing. The homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing process.

I want to say that homeopathy is not counseling, therapy nor any kind of psychological treatment. Homeopathy is its own form of holistic medicine, looking at each person as the individual they are. Homeopathy and counseling/therapy can work very well together, helping and healing the individual. Each of these two healing modalities addresses and helps a person in different ways.

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I would be happy to talk to you or a loved one who may be experiencing biting or any other unwanted behaviors. Contact me here on the blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 

 


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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.