I am always reminded how the emotional side of someone is so much part of their not feeling well. Most of the time, a person comes for homeopathic care because of a physical symptom 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 has affected them. For me as a homeopath, this emotional component is a big part of understanding the person’s case, the totality of their case, and helps lead to the homeopathic remedy that is helpful for them.
I want to tell you about a woman I have seen in my homeopathic practice over the years for various reasons. 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.
My patient 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. (I am not going into detail here.) She felt hurt and left out of her daughter’s life. And she thought that perhaps her daughter was not telling her the truth at times, lying to her. The gums bothered this woman, but the interaction she was having with her daughter also bothered her greatly.
All of this information made up her case. 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. My patient was feeling better.
Everything Is Connected
We know that every thing 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 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 want to add that 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. And homeopathy and therapy can work very well together.
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