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Giving Space

This past week I was reminded about how space is given in the appointment when I see a patient.  Space to talk, to show, to express what is bothering them. Nothing had changed in this particular appointment on how I meet with a patient. I was just reminded of it. I felt and feel a deep respect and wonderment on how homeopathy can give the kind of space that a person needs.

My job is to witness what is bothering the patient. I have learned over the years to meet the patient where they are. To be flexible. Where they are now is where we start in the healing process, giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to them at this time.

How Some Patients Are

Some patients are very factual in their telling of what is bothering them, relating numbers of tests, or not elaborating on how they experience their symptoms. This may be what they are used to when going to a health practitioner. Many times it is a physical symptom or a specific name/label/diagnosis that has brought them in for homeopathic care.

In addition to telling me about their physical symptoms, some patients talk about their emotional state. hands - sculpted Often sharing a story, a situation, or a relationship that they are in now or were in the past, and how they feel about it. How it affects or affected them.

Some patients may not say so much about their physical symptoms. They talk more about the world they life in, their reality, feeling that something is not quite right about it. Often they will say, “This doesn’t make sense”, or “I don’t know what I am saying”, and continue to talk. This is what happened this past week with a patient. I have had people say “I sound crazy” or “This is crazy what I am saying”.

If the person is non verbal, such as a baby, they are expressing themselves in other ways than in words. Wherever the persons speaks from and however they speak.

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I want to mention again how homeopathy can be helpful when someone has coronavirus; for someone who has had the virus and is continuing to not feel well; and someone who may have had a reaction to the vaccine.

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I work with people of all ages who have a persistent and 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 been 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.

I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I have a complimentary 15+ minute Get Acquainted Call. I work with people both virtually and in person in and out of the San Diego area.


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“Long Haul” Cases

I was listening to an interview on an NPR program. The program was talking about long haul cases after someone has had the coronavirus (COVID- 19).  In this program it was mentioned that after people had the coronavirus, people are experiencing lingering symptoms that are affecting their every day life and work. They are having difficulty in getting disability or insurance coverage. Medical tests are being given by doctors, showing that there are no medical problems. Some doctors are saying that these health issues may all be in someone’s head, psychosomatic. This is similar to what is often said about someone who has chronic fatigue syndrome. In a way, it is a dismissal of what people are experiencing. The long haul symptoms are becoming chronic health issues.

I have written in past blog posts how homeopathy is helpful for people who have the coronavirus, had the virus, and have or had a reaction to the vaccine. Over these last two years, I have attended many webinars on how homeopathy is helpful for these situations. One of the homeopaths who gives these webinars is Jeremy Sherr. In his last webinar, he was saying that this virus, the Omicron, jumps all over the place and comes back. He has seen, and I have also seen in myorange-2912863_960_720 practice, that several homeopathic remedies are needed over the course of when someone is ill. This is generally the case with acute illnesses, like a virus. He also said, that it is important to address the person when they are sick, with homeopathy, helping to prevent the possibility of a long haul case developing, which can become a chronic health issue.

A CASE

This is a woman, who when she first became ill, started with a very high fever, about 100F to 101F, which ran for about 5 days. The first day she had a severe headache. She said it hurt all over her head and lying down to sleep did not help. After the 5th day, the fever lowered to about 99F, running off and on for several days. Her normal is about 96.7F.  She had a dry cough, in her throat. Nothing was in her chest. At night, her mouth was very dry. She drank a lot of water at night helping with the dry mouth. Sleep was not necessarily good; it was the sick sleep. She had different dreams. One dream was very unusual for her. She had it twice in one night. This dream lead to a choice of a homeopathic remedy for her. She was tired and napped. Her appetite was less, and food didn’t taste good. About 10 – 14 days, the fever stopped. She started to feel very weak. having no stamina she said. Doing any household task was – how am I going to do this? Not having the stamina was the hardest and actually the scariest part of being sick. Am I going to get better? she thought.

We used different homeopathic remedies over this period of time, as the symptoms changed and moved. There wasn’t necessarily one homeopathic remedy that I would say addressed her the whole time. I think though that they helped to move to case. The fever lessened and went away. The dry mouth subsided. She started to get her strength and stamina back, taking things slowly as she went back to work and doing her daily activities. There were no lingering symptoms. This didn’t turn into a long haul case.  She also took supplements during this time.

HOMEOPATHY TO HEAL

I like to give people hope in regards to their health care. Homeopathy can be helpful when someone is sick with an acute illness. One or several homeopathic remedies may be needed when someone is sick. These remedies assist the body in its innate healing ability, helping to move the person through the illness so they are no longer stuck. The long haul cases are stuck. Homeopathy helps to prevent long haul cases or a chronic health issue to not develop after having the coronavirus.

I invite you to see how homeopathy could be of help to you or a loved one who is experiencing long haul symptoms, the virus, side effects, or any other health issue. It is never too late to use homeopathy. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I work with people in person and virtually.


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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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Wanting To Be Heard

Wanting to be heard.

I am always reminded of this. With my patients. With my interactions with people. With myself.

We want to be heard. Sometimes we want to be agreed with, to be acknowledged, to be validated, to say out loud what is going around in our heads. to share, to just say.

When I said this to a friend, that I want to be heard, she said we want to be loved. hearts transparent

And we want a safe place to be heard.

When I meet with a patient, finding out what is bothering them, taking their case, many people talk. They usually talk about a lot of things, in addition to what brought them in to homeopathy.

Wanting to be heard:

  • A patient’s mother said to me that this is the first time someone agreed with her that there is a connection between the brain/mind/head and the gut. Her son was my patient.
  • Another patient said, this is the first time a health practitioner has really listened to what I am experiencing with my health.
  • Another asked me how do you feel about this? I answered, you are taking care of your health, and doing what you feel is right for you. I think what the person was really wanting was to open a conversation about something that was bothering them, which was how their family felt about their choices about health, not that she necessarily wanted my opinion.
  • A patient told me when she said to her husband go see Pam, it was not just for his health concern, but for someone to listen to him.
  • A man was telling me about a painful event in his life. He was filled with so many emotions, expressed on his face, through his gestures, and his words.
  • Many times a patient is given a name or a diagnosis to what they are experiencing. They have used different healing modalities, yet are not feeling better. In the homeopathic process, THEIR particular symptoms are heard, along with the general symptoms of the name/diagnosis. I would like to say that they are being heard, not the name/diagnosis.

At the beginning of the appointment, I always ask first, why are you here? What is bothering you? Often, the name or the diagnosis is stated, then the symptoms, and then more about how they experiencing this health issue. These are some of the health issues (the name or diagnosis) that have brought people in for homeopathy: warts, eczema, depression, grief, anxiety, stomachaches, nausea, hormonal issues, menstrual issues, painful to hear sounds of any kind, shingles, fatigue,sinus pressure, coughs, and flus.

I invite you to contact me about a health issue you or a loved one may be experiencing, to see if homeopathy is a healing modality you would like to pursue. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call.


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I Have This _____? Can Homeopathy Help Me?

Recently, I was asked if homeopathy could help with plantar fasciitis. She said since she hadn’t read about it on my website, she wondered if homeopathy could help.

I said yes.

I was very glad she had asked about this. I thought perhaps other people may have had the same thought that homeopathy could not help them if they hadn’t read anything written about it in my information, website, blog, and newsletter. Since not seeing the name of it, they may have thought that homeopathy could not help them.

We often need to read specifically what we “have” written about, or to hear a story of someone like us using a particular healing modality before we may consider it. For example to know if homeopathy has helped someone with plantar fasciitis, then someone may look into homeopathy.

Homeopathy focuses on how the individual experiences what is bothering them. When a homeopath meets with a puzzle-14451_960_720person the general and usual symptoms of what is bothering is heard, such as with plantar fasciitis, AND, other symptoms of the individual are heard too. These symptoms can be about their emotional state, other physical symptoms they experience, mental functioning, sleep, dreams, fears and more. All of this, these pieces, are taken together to make up the totality of the person. The totality is what is focused on to heal. The plantar fasciitis is one of the pieces, or several of them.

The given homeopathic remedy is similar to this totality. The main principle of homeopathy is LIKE CURES LIKE, or The Law of Similars. The homeopathic remedy that is given is for the totality of the person, including the plantar fasciitis. This could be said for any “this is what I have”, name of a disease or syndrome that someone is experiencing, autoimmune diseases included. The “have” is a piece of the total picture. 

I find that a lot of people have been give a name to what is bothering them. They may be having treatment for it, but are not feeling better. At this point, they may be looking for other healing modalities. That is why they ask me, “I have this __________________,  can homeopathy help me?”

If there is a health issue you or a loved one are experiencing and you haven’t seen anything written about it in my information, I invite you to contact me. Let’s talk. I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call or Zoom meeting to see if homeopathy is something you would want to pursue. I see people local to and outside of the San Diego area, and people of all ages, babies to older adults. You can contact me here, or on my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 


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First Aid Class – Using Homeopathic Remedies To Help In The Healing

In my last blog post, I wrote about what my niche is: chronic, ongoing health homeopathy first aidconcerns. Homeopathy is wonderful for chronic conditions. Homeopathy is also wonderful for acute and first aid concerns.

Over the past years, I have written blogs, talking about specific homeopathic remedies that are useful for sprains, traumas, burns, during a natural disaster, and when having dental work.

In February, I am offering a class in the San Diego area on some of the homeopathic remedies I wrote about, and to also talk a little bit about homeopathy.  You are welcome to come if you are in the San Diego area. If you are not local, and are interested in having a class on first aid in your area, we could plan an online course via Skype, Facetime or Whatsapp.

Here is the flyer for the class on First Aid I am giving on Saturday, February 9th at Lifelong Yoga. If you know of someone who may be interested in the class, I would appreciate you passing this information on to them. Thank you.
 

 A Class on First Aid Using Homeopathic Remedies

Are you looking for natural ways to help you and your family when you experience an injury, a sprain, a burn or an insect bite? You may see your physician at the time, which is always a good idea if there are severe symptoms and responses, but, you are open to learning about other ways to help in your healing. This class may be for you then.  

 This class will cover the following information:

  •  Specific homeopathic remedies helpful for sprains/strains, falls, traumas, wounds/cuts, insect bites, burns, and dental work. A homeopathic kit.
  • How to use these homeopathic remedies.
  • How to come to the homeopathic remedy.
  • What is homeopathy? A brief introduction.
  • Case stories of people who used homeopathy in first aid situations.
  • Questions and answers.
  • A handout that covers the homeopathic remedies and how to take them will be given out.

Location: Lifelong Yoga, 2364 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, 92020

Date: Saturday, February 9th

Time: 12:45 pm – 2pm

Fee: $25 – by check, cash, credit card or Venmo.

Bring a mat, a cushion or a back rest for your comfort. We will be sitting on the floor. There are a few chairs available.

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I am Pamela Hird Klein, PDHom(UK). I am a classical homeopath in the La Mesa area. Educating people about the benefits of homeopathy is a passion of mine, in addition to being a practitioner of homeopathy. I would be happy to have you join this class if you are interested in learning more. My contact information is pam@homeopathytoheal.com, and http://www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

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And if I can be of help to you regarding your health and homeopathy, I invite you to contact me.

 


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Flu Season, Again – Taking Care Of Ourselves

This is the time of year that I usually write a post about the flu. We actually have not heard too much about how this flu season is looking. That doesn’t really matter. There are ways to help care for ourselves and our family as a whole if we do come down with the flu, or experience lingering affects from the flu. Homeopathy can help with all of these.

Previous Posts About The Flu

Here are links to prior posts that I have written about the flu:

  • Gives some homeopathic remedies that are helpful if someone comes down with the flu. (Click here)
  • Talks about taking care of yourself, and the history of using homeopathy during the flu season, specifically mentioning the 1918-1919 flu epidemic. (Click here)
  • Talks about how some people may move through the flu fine, but experience lingering affects afterwards, and how homeopathy is helpful. It is called “never been well since”. (Click here)
  • Talks about homeopathic care before, during and after pregnancy. If a pregnant woman comes down with the flu, homeopathy can be very helpful.  (Click here) (Unfortunately, it is becoming more common for pregnant women to be given the flu vaccine. The vaccine used to not be given at all at this time, knowing it was dangerous for the mother and the developing fetus.)

Taking Care Of Ourselves

Changes are happening all the time in our lives. We have losses – a loved one dies, a marriage ends, an expectation isn’t met, being fire from a job. We have new beginnings – a new home, a new educational program, a new job. Even the changes of the seasons and the time can affect us. It is okay that we are affected by these changes. It is life happening.

When these these changes happen, how do we respond to them? How do we react? cup-of-tea-and-honeyHow do we go through these events/changes? How do we listen to ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What do we do? What do we not do? Do we ask for help, if needed? How do we take care of ourselves during this time?

If we are not in our best health, we may be more susceptible to coming down with the flu. Taking care of ourselves can involve different kinds of healing modalities, walks, pursing activities we love, eating good food, sleeping well, exercising, laughing, being with people we love, and more. When we take good care of and respect ourselves, we are in a better place to care for our loved ones.

It Is Okay

Know that it is okay to get sick. It is okay to have the flu.

In a way if we do become ill, with the flu, it is often our body saying, “Hey, I am making you rest so you can take of yourself. Slow down.” And the body has a wonderful ability to heal itself, of taking care.

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If I can be of any help, regarding the flu or any other health concern you may be experiencing, I encourage you do contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. Homeopathy helps and heals in many ways.


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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 


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My Skin Always Bothers Me

I have had several patients come in for homeopathic care recently who are experiencing a skin eruption. For one, it is eczema, which they have experienced all of their life. For another it is vitiligo (leucoderma), a condition where white patches appear on the skin, especially after the skin has been bruised or scratched. Another person has bumps and rashes on the skin. And another has Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (Coxsackie Virus).

These patients are of all ages, ranging from young children to older adults. 3-handsAll of them have experienced an ongoing skin discomfort, for either a short time or for a good part of their lives.

Wanting To Get Relief

Most of the time, a skin eruption is very uncomfortable in some way. It is very itchy. It can be red and inflamed. It may ooze and/or bleed. It is painful. The person wants to scratch it, constantly. He may not want others to see it, feeling very embarrassed about it. And scarring may occur, affecting the texture/smoothness and tone of the skin. It seems to be ongoing, with some relief sometimes, but it is always there in some way.

People do many things to take care of their skin, wanting relief. They use creams, watch or change the foods they eat, try to monitor their stress levels, and keep the area as clean as possible. Cortisone creams are often proscribed. These creams may give relief, but they are not truly healing, and are in fact very suppressive. The skin may be better, but the person may develop other health issues, such as breathing difficulties or asthma, muscular pains, and other complaints.

(Suppression. The dictionary defines the verb suppress as “to put down by authority or force” and to “subdue”. And a suppressant is defined as “an agent (as a drug) that tends to suppress rather than eliminate something”.)

Healing The Whole Person

The skin eruption is not a separate issue; it is part of the whole picture. It is a reflection of a deeper systemic condition in the person. We hear the expression – “it is only skin deep”. That really is not true with skin issues; it is deeper than the skin. That is why using topical creams does not heal at the root core or cause of where the skin eruption is coming from. .

As each of the patients I mentioned above talked about having skin eruptions, I heard how it felt – itchy, burning, hot, and inflamed. I heard how they responded to the discomfort – wanting to rub it against something, scratching it till it bled. I heard what happened to the area – becoming infected, becoming a lighter skin tone once healed. I heard what made it better and what made it worse. As they told me these things, I was paying attention to the words and language they used, to the hand gestures and the body movements they made. They talked about other things bothering them as well. The young child wanted to be comforted more than usual. The school aged child wondered what his classmates thought if he made a mistake in class. The older person had a deep concern and desire to help other people. And more.

All of this – the skin, how they talked, how they responded to things happening in their life – are the pieces of the puzzle that fit together to make the whole picture of them. The given homeopathic remedy was similar and matched this wholeness, stimulating the person’s innate healing abilities.

If you have a skin issue that is always bothering you, I invite you to see how healing homeopathy can be for you. You can contact me here on the blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.