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Physical Complaint – Door Into the Whole Person

People often say to me – I have a skin issue (or some other physical complaint) and this is what I want to be better; and, isn’t homeopathy just for physical complaints?

It is true that most of the time someone does come in for homeopathic care for a physical complaint, such as skin eruptions, digestive issues, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, ongoing pain, women’s issues, recurring colds, and more. But homeopathy addresses and doorheals the whole person. The physical complaint is many times the “door”, the opening to knowing more about the person. It is the starting place.

As The Patient Talks

As the person talks about their physical complaint, more comes out about them – the door opens. The person will talk about the sensations they experience; their feelings and emotions; how they look at the world; fears; dreams; reactions and responses to things happening in their life; their interests; and their history. This is all expressed through the words and the language used, the hand gestures that are made, and their body movements. The homeopath listens, observes, witnesses, and follows all of this.

Often, the physical complaint is reflecting where the individual person’s sensitivity lies – a particular part of the body, a particular discomfort or pain, the functioning of a part of the body. The physical complaint may be experienced more frequently when the person is feeling stressed, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, and/or spiritually stressed. We often hear people saying things like, my stomach just gets so upset when this happens (fill in the blank). Or I notice that my skin breaks out when ____________ . The physical complaint is not a separate part from the emotional or mental state. Everything is all connected.

One Woman

One woman came to homeopathy for a physical complaint. She had experienced a very severe head trauma, for which she was receiving treatment for, but she was experiencing lingering affects from the trauma and wanted more help. She had difficulty doing         particular tasks and her functioning ability was much lower than it had been before the trauma. She also had headaches. This was her “door”.

As she healed, her quality of functioning improved and her headaches decreased. She said she felt more relaxed about the events in her life and with the interactions with other smilepeople. I don’t get as worried as I used to, she said, and I don’t have the angst that I had before. The  healing with homeopathy helped with her physical complaint, and with her emotional and mental health as well.

Healing The Whole

Nothing is in isolation. The physical complaint is not separate from the whole. The physical complaint is often the “door” in, into hearing about the whole person. The healing is of the whole person – the physical complaint and more.


If I can be of any help,please contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.








My Mulberry Tree – A Description of Wholeness

In my backyard, there is a big, beautiful, non-bearing fruit Mulberry Tree. At this time of year, January, the leaves are turning yellow, and falling to the ground. When I haven’t raked up the leaves, the ground is covered with yellow. Almost like it has snowed yellow, and a little bit of green and brown.



To have a walkway for my patients to come to my consultation room, I need to sweep away the leaves, making a path for them. The image of shoveling snow comes to me as I am sweeping the leaves to make the pathway.

It takes about 4 weeks or more for all the leaves to fall off the tree. As I am raking the leaves, I thank the tree for all the shade and coolness it has given me during the summer. Once all the leaves are gone, I have the tree trimmed back. It is a very fast growing tree. I need to do trim the tree every year.

There are a lot of parts to the tree: the leaves, the trunk, the bark, the branches, the roots, and the blossoms in the spring. It often is a home for birds who have made their nests in it. There is a cycle of life to the tree – birth, blooming, being in full splendor, dying off, dormancy, and rebirth. The fullness of the tree provides shade, and is pleasant to sit under it when it is so full. It is majestic and beautiful. All of these components – the physical elements, what the tree provides, and signifies all make up the wholeness of the tree.



Both of the photos are of my mulberry tree.

We Are A Whole Being

We are like the tree. We are a wholeness. We have parts. The parts of our bodies – our skin, our organs, our limbs, our blood vessels, our genes, our blood, and more. We have our emotions – we express, respond and react to things that happen in our lives. We have our thoughts, our dreams, our behaviors, our interests, our wants and desires, our sensitivities, our loves, our fears, our relationships, what we give, what we do, what we create, and more. We have cycles – menstrual, birth, sleep, digestion, and growth. All together, all these parts make up the whole of each of us. The parts are connected and interrelated with each other. We are a wholeness.

When someone becomes ill, injured, or has a traumatic situation we can’t just treat one part of the body or just one symptom. We need to see, know, and understand the totality and the wholeness of the person. This is what homeopathy does so well. Homeopathy is truly a holism form of medicine.


I am always happy to talk about what may be bothering you in terms of your health, and in how homeopathy can be of help. I invite you to contact me here through this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.