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Offering Classes – Learning How Homeopathy Can Be Helpful For Baby And Mom

Periodically, I offer classes on homeopathy.  It is a way to introduce people to  homeopathy, giving them some specific homeopathic remedies that can be useful for themselves and their family. Usually, the classes I have offered have been on using homeopathy for first aid situations. And I have written blog posts about the use of homeopathy in first aid situations.

Lately, I have been offering a class for moms and babies. The class is held at the San Diego Breastfeeding Center, in La Mesa, California. The class is titled: Homeopathy – A Natural Healing for Baby and Mom.  The next class is scheduled for Saturday, November 16th, 11 am – 12:30 pm.

This is the link to pre-register for the class.

The San Diego Breastfeeding Center’s website is  www.sdbfc.com if you want to know more about their services. They offer lactation consultations, classes and other  resources for families.

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Description of the class:

Homeopathy – A Natural Healing for Baby and MomHomeopathy

1 hour 30 minutes @ $35.00

Pamela Hird Klein, PDHom(UK), a practitioner of homeopathy, will talk about the use of homeopathy for mom and baby, covering colic, hemorrhoids, breastfeeding issues, recovery from birth, and more. Learn what homeopathy is and how to use it. A handout will be given.

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Over the years, I have worked with moms who were experiencing certain issues during their pregnancy, and after birth, including breastfeeding issues. Some of these are: thrush for both baby and mom; baby in breech position; shortage of milk supply; recovery from a c-section; and pains and discomfort from trauma in the abdominal/pelvic area. Homeopathy was very helpful to these moms.

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I will be offering this class again, if you are not able to make it on November 16th.

I am also open to doing classes on homeopathy whether it is this topic, first aid, family care or your suggestion, as a virtual on line class, or if you are local to San Diego and would like to host a class in your home. Contact me through this blog or my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  And if I can be of help, homeopathically, to you or your family, please let me know.

 


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Chocolate – A Homeopathic Remedy

Yes, Chocolate has been made into a homeopathic remedy. Chocolate is part of the plant family, Malvale. There are over 4000 homeopathic remedies made from plants, minerals and elements, and different animals.

Chocolate was made into a homeopathic remedy by Jeremy Sherr. Jeremy Sherr is a wonderful homeopath, who has done many provings of different substances that are made into homeopathic remedies. He lives and chocolate-551424_960_720practices  in Africa now, and teaches homeopathy all over the world. If you google him and Chocolate, you can read more about this homeopathic remedy, and other remedies.

I recently gave Chocolate to one of my patients.

I often write in my posts that each homeopathic remedy has a picture. My job as a homeopath is to understand the picture and the totality of the person, and then match that with a homeopathic remedy that has the similar picture.

Connection And Disconnection

In the Malvale family there is the feeling of being connected, attached, bonded and intimate with people. The opposite is the feeling of being disconnected, alone, separate, and isolated.

When I was studying this family (Malvale) during one of the schools I attended, the analogy of a nursing baby kept coming up for me. I have always thought and said, when a baby is nursing it is like baby breastfeedingbaby heaven for them. The baby is getting food, nourishment, closeness, body bonding, being held, loved, protected, cared for, nurturing, feeling safe and secure. Everything is all rolled into one.

The look on the baby’s face as they fall asleep at the breast, is euphoric, smiling as they are sleeping. It as if they are in heaven, baby heaven. What a wonderful feeling this is for the baby, and often a wonderful feeling for the mother too. This is deep bonding and connection.

The opposite would be non bonding. The feeling of being alone, isolated, detached, indifferent, wanting to connect, a feeling of self sufficiency in that they don’t need anyone, and that they can do it alone. In some ways their actions may push people away, so that they cannot connect, even though they want to.

Hedgehog

A specific analogy in describing Chocolate is the hedgehog. The hedgehog has two distinctly different sides: the soft belly and the quills on the back and outside of its body. The hedgehog-3209499_960_720belly’s softness is inviting to cuddle and snuggle up to, but the back would be something you would want to avoid, almost feeling repelled by it, because of the prickly quills that could hurt. The hedgehog rolls up, protecting its soft belly, presenting the quill side to the outside world.

The belly and the back are the two sides of Chocolate.

(In the photo, the hedgehog is being held by supporting the soft belly, and avoiding the quills.)

My Patient

It is too soon to say how my patient is doing, since she just started taking this homeopathic remedy. Some of what she talked about when I saw her was the feeling of wanting a connection with people, and how she felt it is difficult for her to do so. She feels very lonely and alone. (This also is part of our society today. We are very connected through technology, and maybe not as much through in person, social interactions.)

She has digestive issues. And she said that she is eating chocolate a lot. She is aware when she is eating chocolate that she is trying to fill herself up with something – maybe a sense of belonging, nurturing, connecting, love, maternal love and bonding.

Please know that if you eat a lot of chocolate, it doesn’t mean you need the homeopathic remedy Chocolate.  🙂

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If I can be of help to you or a loved one, I would love to hear from you either here on this site or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thrush – Homeopathy Can Help

Often, new mothers and babies experience thrush.  I have received calls from mothers regarding this and wanting help for both themselves and their baby using homeopathy.

Thrush

Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast (type of fungus) that naturally is present in peoples’  mouths and digestive tracts. It is called Candida Albicans.  Symptoms arise when there baby breastfeedingis an imbalance of this bacteria. Thrush often can develop after using antibiotics.  Anti-fungal medications are often prescribed.

The baby may experience thrush in their genital area and in their mouths. The mother may experience thrush around her breast nipples, in her mouth, in her vagina, and in her digestive tract. Thrush in the mouth looks like white patches on the tongue or inside the cheeks. It may be sore and itchy.

Mothers may confuse thrush with a diaper rash. A diaper rash will start in one of the the body creases, especially where an urine soaked diaper has been rubbing against, and stay in that local area. Thrush will start around the anus, and can spread upwards towards the naval.

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Sometimes thrush resolves on its own in a couple weeks. If it doesn’t, the mother may want to get professional care, and to look deeper to what could be the root cause. Homeopathy can be very helpful for both mother and baby who are experiencing thrush, and for anyone else who is experiencing an overgrowth of bacteria, such as with candida or yeast infections.

As with any health concern, it is finding out how the individual experiences what is bothering them, and then giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to this.  If someone says they have thrush, there is not a “go to” remedy that is automatically given.

What A Homeopath Would Want To Know

When a mother and a baby are experiencing thrush, the homeopath would want to know more about each of them separately, and together. There is a very good chance that they are experiencing the same imbalance, the same “state”, and will benefit from the same homeopathic remedy.  As a homeopath, I want to know:

  • how are the mother and the baby experiencing the thrush (each could be experiencing it differently) – the discomfort, the pain, the itch, the discharge.
  • where on the body is it manifesting.
  • what is the color, consistency and odor. has this changed.
  • when did it start. what was going on when it started.
  • what makes it better or worse.
  • is the mother breastfeeding. how is that going.
  • what was the pregnancy like. the birth like.
  • were any medications given to the mother and/or to the baby before, during and after the pregnancy and birth.
  • any other infections.
  • medical history of the mother and the baby.
  • any vaccines given.
  • emotional state of the mother and the baby.
  • any other physical symptoms or conditions being experienced.

Some Care Taking Tips

Keeping the area clean and dry helps to sooth the irritation, the burning, and the itching of the area. Air drying can be helpful, by having the baby go diaper less for a period of time, and for the mother to leave her nipples exposed to the air. It is suggested not to use breast pads at this time. Also, not to use soap, which can be drying and irritating. Instead add 1/2 cup of cider vinegar to the bath water, and use a cloth soaked with cider vinegar to wipe the inside of the baby’s mouth and to clean around the mother’s nipples.

If the mother can continue to breastfeed during this time, even though it is uncomfortable for her, it will benefit both her and her baby in the long run.

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I invite you to contact me if you, or your baby, are experiencing thrush and are wanting homeopathic care. I would be happy to talk with you. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 


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Homeopathic Healing Before/During/After Pregnancy

In the community that I live in, I have been seeing more young families. Couples who have had their first child within the last two years, and now some of them are having their second child. It is fun to see these babies and families.

I am also seeing more women patients in my homeopathic practice who are pregnant and who have young children. Homeopathy is very helpful before, during, and after pregnancy. These days people are looking for safe, natural, non-toxic, and holistic healing forms of medicine for themselves, and for their families. Homeopathy fits this so well.

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Having Homeopathic Treatment Before/During/After Pregnancy

When a pregnant mother has homeopathic treatment, she is helping herself as well as helping and strengthening the health of her unborn baby. And when a nursing mother is using homeopathy, the baby is also benefiting from this care. In a way, it is treating two people for the “price” of one. When the mother is healing and well, the baby will be well and healthy. Homeopathy is safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

These are some of the health concerns that may bring a woman to homeopathy before, during, and after her pregnancy:

  • wanting to get pregnant/fertility issues
  • morning sickness
  • extreme fatigue
  • sleeping issues
  • chronic colds, coughs, flus
  • increased blood sugars
  • increase in blood pressure
  • skin eruptions – acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis
  • urinary tract infections
  • emotional issues – fears, anxiousness, depression, grief, sadness
  • exasperation of an ongoing health issue  – allergies, asthma, headaches, migraines
  • postpartum depression
  • labor issues
  • recovery from vaginal births and caesarean sections
  • breastfeeding issues
  • health of the baby
  • an ongoing health concern that the mother experiences and may be receiving other treatment for. (Homeopathy works well along with allopathic/western medicine.)

It is important to receive prenatal care from a health practitioner – ob/gyn, midwife, nurse practitioner, osteopath, and/or others. Homeopathy can be used along with this care.

Two Women  

I had started to see one woman as a patient before she became pregnant, and have continued to see her throughout her pregnancy. The homeopathic care has helped with her morning sickness, extreme fatigue, heart flutterings, colds, and with what brought her originally in for homeopathy. She also sees an ob/gyn, a chiropractor and other health practitioners.

I have seen another woman off and on – before, during her pregnancy and after the baby was born. Homeopathy helped her with the original reason she came in for. It also helped her when she experienced morning sickness and wanted to increase her breast milk supply.

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If you are planning on starting a family, are pregnant, or already have young children I would be happy to talk with you if there is a health concern that is bothering you. This includes fathers as well as mothers. I invite you to contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

I am happy to say that I will again be at The Healthy Spirit (629 3rd Ave, Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91910) for anyone in the San Diego area who has always wondered about Homeopathy — what it is, how it works, how it can help you be healthier and happier –I will be there on Monday, May 16, 2016. I will be seeing walk-in visitors between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm. For all ages! I will be specifically offering: A getting acquainted homeopathic consultation, to hear what is bothering someone, how it affects them – an ongoing health concern, such as digestive issues, headaches, anxiety, skin eruptions, chronic fatigue, menstrual difficulties, insomnia, sore throats, behavioral issues, allergies – and how homeopathy can be of help. It is a free 20 – 30 minute homeopathic consultation. Homeopathy – looking at the whole person, and as an individual. Please stop by!


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Homeopathy Is Helpful To Use Before, During And After Pregnancy

Recently, a patient of mine asked me if one can use homeopathy when pregnant, and then she said she was pregnant. I said, yes, it is fine, and it is safe. I congratulated her, telling her how wonderful it is that she is pregnant. And that, it is a good time to do homeopathy when she is pregnant because it will help both her, and her baby.

Homeopathy Is Helpful For Moms, And Dads, – Before Pregnancy, During Pregnancy, And After Pregnancy.

By both parents, the mom and the dad, receiving homeopathic care before the pregnancy, they will also be helping the health of their future children. pregnant womanMany times in families, there are tendencies and susceptibilities towards certain health conditions that are then passed down from one generation to another. Often, people will say, asthma runs in my family, or eczema, or allergies, or depression, or as I have heard lately thyroid conditions. People will say my mother had this, or my grandfather, or my father. A tendency or susceptibility doesn’t mean that someone will definitely develop this particular health issue in the future, but they may be more prone to developing it than other people who do not have this tendency in their families. Having homeopathic treatment before pregnancy, and during pregnancy, lessens these tendencies and susceptibilities, so that they are not passed down to the next generation. Instead, it is like passing down an immunity. For couples who are thinking and planning on having a family, having homeopathic care is a good idea.

Focusing On The Mother

It is safe to use homeopathy when a woman is pregnant, The woman may be already coming in for homeopathy to help with some health concern she is experiencing, and becomes pregnant during this time, like the patient I mentioned. Or a woman may start homeopathic care because she has a health concern, and is also thinking about becoming pregnant in the near future, whether for the first time, or she already has children. Or a woman is already pregnant, and wants help with a particular health concern that has come up during the pregnancy. These are all good reasons to come to homeopathy.

Usually, a particular health issue is what bought the woman in to homeopathy, (and the dad too, if he also comes in). In addition to this concern, the homeopath also wants to know about the whole of the woman – other concerns she may have, what is stress like for her, how she experiences what bothers her, her dreams, her fears, and more. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar (Law of Similars or Like Cures Like).to what the woman is experiencing, to the wholeness of her. The homeopathic remedy stimulates her own healing process.The vital force or immune system is strengthened – the health issue is better, and she is feeling better in herself. And this helps the baby as well.

Some Health Concerns That Women Experience

Homeopathy is helpful for women before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during the delivery, postpartum, and helpful for health issues that the baby may experience. It is important to receive prenatal care from a health practitioner – ob/gyn, midwife, nurse practitioner, osteopath, and/or others. Homeopathy can be used along with this care.

Here are some of the health concerns that may bring a woman to homeopathy before, during and after pregnancy:

  • morning sickness
  • extreme fatigue
  • sleeping issues
  • chronic colds, coughs, flus
  • increased blood sugars
  • increase in blood pressure
  • skin eruptions – acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis
  • urinary tract infections
  • emotional issues – fears, anxiousness, depression, grief
  • exasperation of an ongoing health issue  – allergies, asthma, headaches, migraines
  • postpartum depression
  • labor issues
  • recovery from vaginal births and caesarean sections
  • breastfeeding issues
  • health of the baby
  • more

Healing With Homeopathy

During pregnancies, there is the concern of safety to the baby. Homeopathic remedies are safe to use when pregnant, and when nursing the baby. There are no side effects, and the homeopathic remedies are non-toxic. The homeopathic remedy given to the woman is addressing her, her particular health concerns and how she experiences them. This puts the woman into a more healthful state, and the baby as well.  I often say that during a pregnancy, the baby and the mom share the same state.

If I can be of help for an upcoming pregnancy, an existing pregnancy, or health concern after a pregnancy, please contact me here through my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a 15+ complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.


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Nux vomica Can Help Colic

I saw that someone reading my blog may have been interested in the topic of Nux vomica and colic. I thought I would address that.

Always in homeopathy, you are matching what the person is experiencing to a homeopathic remedy that is similar. In order to do that, especially with a baby, observation of how the baby is responding to things, what is different in their temperament and their mood compared to their usually temperament, what makes them better or worse, and taking into consideration the mother’s diet and mood, especially if the baby is being breastfed.

Colic can be experienced by an adult too. That may be indigestion. So again it is by observation, and the adult can tell you verbally.

Someone needing Nux vomica would be experiencing:

  • Pain cramping, griping, pressing, sore, bruised.
  • Better: for passing a stool, for hot drinks, for warmth while in bed, for passing wind.
  • Worse: after eating, from coughing, in the morning, during a fever, from wearing tight clothing, when tired, or eating too much or the wrong types of food.
  • Pains coming on after overindulging with food or eating stimulating types of food. Their may be nausea or indigestion.
  • Breastfeed babies – mothers eating too spicy foods or drinking too much coffee, tea or coke.
  • Chilly, and become irritable when gets chilled.
  • Violently angry, impatient, irritable, quarrelsome, nervous, excitable, angry when consoled.
  • Constipation alternating with diarrhea.
  • Constant desire to pass stool, but ineffectual (that is why they are better when passing a stool)
  • Stools are hard, large.
  • Shocked, let down, disappointed.
  • Wants to feel better quickly. Making an intense effort to get comfort NOW.

And always, if this continues it would be good to see your physician or a homeopath.


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Colyocynthis, and Homeopathy are Safe to Use with Babies

I saw that someone who had read my blog was wondering if it is safe to give the homeopathic medicine Colocynthis to babies. Yes, it is safe. It is safe to give any homeopathic medicine to babies.

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Because a baby can’t verbally tell you in words how they feel, you need to observe how the baby is experiencing their symptoms, their pains, their moods, what makes them worse, what makes them better, and what is different from their usual behavior.  You are matching what the baby is experiencing to the homeopathic medicine that has the similar state of the baby. This is LIKE CURES LIKE or The Law of Similars, the main principle of homeopathy.

To give the homeopathic medicine it would be helpful to dissolve the pellets (3 -4) in a 4 ounce glass of filtered water. This would make it easier for the baby to take, since their tongue may thrust the pellets out of their mouths. When using the dissolved medicine one dose is equivalent to one teaspoon. If you are going to give another dose, it would be another teaspoonful.  Wait 30 minutes before and after food, bottle or breast to give the homeopathic medicine.

Keep the dissolved homeopathic medicine covered with saran wrap. The medicine is good for up to 24 hours and then you would need to throw it out and start again, if still using this homeopathic medicine.

Probably 1 – 3 doses may be needed. If the baby is doing better, stop giving the homeopathic medicine. The medicine is still working; it stimulates the baby’s healing process. If the symptoms return, then give another dose of the homeopathic medicine.

And it is always good to see a homeopathic practitioner, or doctor, if the symptoms continue. Self treating is good up to a point.