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The Healing Process – The Homeopathic Consultation (Part 2)

I want to continue talking about the homeopathic consultation. As I wrote in Part 1, it is always finding out about the person, and then giving them the homeopathic remedy that is similar to what they are experiencing. In this post, I want to talk about the healing process, the course of treatment.

The Course Of Treatment

Quite often over the course of treatment, more than one homeopathic remedy will be needed. The treatment starts with one homeopathic remedy, which is similar to what the person is experiencing. Follow up appointments let us see how the person is moving through their treatment. This first homeopathic remedy may be used for awhile. Or, after a period of time, 15 days, a month, several months time, another homeopathic remedy may be needed. As the person is moving and healing other rock-layers-3578_1280symptoms, older symptoms and states emerge. A different homeopathic remedy will be needed at this time. In a way, it is like one layer is exposed, and heals, and other layers emerge, going deeper to the core of the person. It is a process of healing.

A Patient

I want to tell you about a patient I have worked with for the past 18 months. I gave her several homeopathic remedies over this period of time. She initially came to see me because she had been in an accident. She suffered a head and brain injury. She was going for western medical treatment, and was doing well with it. She also wanted homeopathy to be part of her care. Her injury situation was more than a first aid situation. My job was to find out about her – what was bothering her and how she was experiencing it.

The first homeopathic remedy helped her a lot. She was feeling better, and was able to do more of the activities that she had found difficult to do after the accident. She was able to use technological devices better; focus and stay on task longer without feeling discomfort; and was experiencing less discomfort, brain fog and dizziness. And she continued to keep improving.

During this period of time, she was starting to go through menopause. The homeopathic remedy helped her through this as well, although the menstrual and menopausal symptoms were not the reason why she had come in for homeopathic treatment. To me, this shows how homeopathy is truly a holistic medicine, and addressing the whole person.

About 9 months into her treatment, at one of the follow up appointments, what she was saying that bothered her was completely different from what had bothered her before. Now, she was feeling very out of control, and that it was easy to be controlled by external things and other people. She described it as if she was being sucked dry, penetrated, and engulfed. She expressed this in a very emotional way, and said this is something she has experienced before in some of her relationships. This was a new picture of her, a new layer. I gave her a different homeopathic remedy. She did well with it.

About 6 months after that, again she was talking differently. What was bothering her now was her neck and shoulders. This was something she has experienced off and on most of her life, although, after having been in the accident, the neck discomfort was not upper most for her. In fact, she didn’t bring it up until later on, until she was doing better from the accident. I gave her another homeopathic remedy that addressed this new layer.

How Healing Occurs

This patient is a good example of how healing occurs, showing that there are different layers to a person. What was bothering her the most after the accident was the difficulties she was having from the head and brain injury – functioning, discomfort, and pain.  As this was doing better, another layer emerged. This layer sand-spiralhad an emotional feeling of being engulfed. As this was doing better, the discomfort and pain in her neck and shoulder emerged. In a way, we go backwards when we heal. We go from the newest to the oldest. This is a one of the Directions of Cure that Constantin Herring wrote about.

I give this example of this woman to show you that very often more than one homeopathic remedy is needed over the course of treatment. Healing is a process. There might not be one homeopathic remedy that is the end all for someone, but several homeopathic remedies may be needed that help move the person towards health. Each homeopathic remedy being a major part of the person’s healing. That is  why, it is a course of treatment, and happening over a period of time.

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I would be happy to talk with you about a course of treatment for you. I can be reached through this blog and through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 


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What Is Itching You? – Skin Eruptions And Homeopathy

Recently, I was in my local health food store. I was talking to one of the sales people who I have known for a long time. A woman came up to the sales person and said, I am the woman who called earlier about a product for my daughter to help remove skin tags. We all three were standing in the aisle where the homeopathic remedies were located, and that particular product was right in front of us. After the woman left, I looked at the product. It was a box, on which was written “Thuja Occidentalis Homeopathic”. I believe it was an ointment or a liquid that was used topically. (The plant Thuja Occidentalis is made into a homeopathic remedy. The wasn’t the homeopathic remedy of Thuja Occidentalis.)

This interaction inspired me to write about skin eruptions. I have written a little bit about this topic before in two earlier posts. One post talked about eczema, and the other post was in reference to Direction of Cure. I have given the links here.

Skin Eruptions

I know that many people, of all ages, suffer with different kinds of skin eruptions. A skin eruption can be eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, acne, skin irritationrosacea, cysts, boils, warts, skin tags, pustules, hives, or other rashes. They are experienced as being:

  • painful
  • a nerve type pain, such as in shingles
  • a burning pain
  • an itchiness
  • a soreness
  • a redness
  • an inflammation
  • swollen
  • an oozing and discharging of pus or blood
  • become scabbed
  • a dryness
  • a roughness
  • a scaliness and flakiness
  • an embarrassment
  • worrisome
  • a discomfort
  • wanting to hide it and cover it up
  • affecting one’s functioning ability at work and in social situations
  • more

Not Just On The Skin

Please note that I have listed physical sensations AND emotional responses AND how it affects one. I say this because skin eruptions are not just on the skin. They are a reflection of something deeper in the body, stairs spiralthat is manifesting on the skin. To just care for the skin eruption by doing something topically on the skin, such as this treatment that the woman was going to use for her daughter, is not necessarily healing, and is not addressing where the skin eruption is coming from.

A skin eruption is a response or a reaction of something deeper in the body or system of the person. These can be from:

  • an allergic reaction to foods, chemicals, toxins, fabrics, medicines or others substances in the person’s environment.
  • a systemic imbalance.
  • a hormonal change or part of a cycle. It get even be a response to birth control medication – when starting, during or stopping the medication.
  • a reaction to stress, anxiety, grief, fear, or other emotions. I know of a woman who developed hives soon after her husband passed away.
  • a part of the healing that accompanies a fever, such as in the measles and chicken pox. The rash in these childhood diseases are important and part of the healing process. You want the rash to be present.

Homeopathy To Heal

Homeopathy is very healing for people who suffer with skin eruptions. Homeopathy heals at the root of where the symptoms are coming from, in this case, where the skin eruptions are coming from. Each person experiences what bothers them differently. With the understanding of the person’s suffering, a homeopathic remedy that is similar to this is given. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing process. The person feels better in themselves, and the symptoms that brought them in for homeopathic care are better. In this case, the skin eruptions are better.

To Continue My Story

After the mother had left, I said to the sales person, I would want to know what bothers the daughter. Perhaps the skin tags bother the mother more than they do the daughter. And in fact, they don’t bother the daughter at all. If the skin tags do bother the daughter, I would want to know how she experiences them. It is always finding out about the person, what bothers them, and how they experience it. It is not just treating someone with a one size fits all product.

Healing With Homeopathy

Is there something that is itching you? Is there something on your skin that bothers you? I invite you to contact me, to see how homeopathy can be of help to you . You can contact me here, on this blog, or on my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I have a 15 complimentary Get Acquainted Call.

 


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Eczema: Many People Are Itching And With No Relief – Homeopathy Heals

On Facebook, I came across this article from NPR on eczema.  The article talks about how a lot of people these days are suffering with eczema, (atopic dermatitis) and not much has helped in really healing them. There is use of corticosteroid creams and other topical ointments, but there is no healing. After reading this article, I thought it would be helpful to address how homeopathy can be helpful for people who suffer with eczema.

Many people are suffering with eczema, babies through adults. Many moms call or mention to me that their child is experiencing eczema. Or they might say that eczema runs in their family, that they had it as a child, and now their child has it. A healing with homeopathy can break this tendency in the family towards eczema, so that the tendency or susceptibility towards eczema is not being passed to another generation.

Symptoms of Eczema

The symptoms of eczema are very uncomfortable. They are not life threatening, but very uncomfortable. cartoon eczemaSome of the symptoms are itching, painful areas of the skin, rawness, redness, scaling, oozing, crusting over, and bleeding from scratching so much. The eczema can be on any part of the body, and often it is on an area that is easily seen by others. The person suffering with the eczema wants to cover the eczema eruptions, hide it, so no one will see it, but cannot if it is on the face, hands, arms, feet or lower legs. The person is concerned with how others may perceive their skin, and wonder what will they think of them.  (This can be true of any skin eruption – how others perceive it, and how other may react.)

What People Do To Help Themselves

eczema 2People may do all sorts of things to help with the eczema – change their diets, eat gluten free foods, don’t eat dairy, wear natural fabrics, and use detergents and soaps that have more natural ingredients.  We are exposed to more chemicals in our foods, environment and medicines than we used to be.  These changes may all help, but it is not addressing the core of where the problem comes from.

Eczema Is Not A Skin Issue; It Is A Systemic Issue

Eczema is not a skin issue. Western medicine treats it as if it is only that. Eczema is a systemic issue, which is manifesting or showing up on the skin. Systemic means affecting the entire body. The eczema is not local to the skin. It manifests on the skin, but it is coming from a deeper disturbance, an imbalance, in the body.

The usual treatments of some kind of corticosteroid creams or ointments used topically may seem as though they are healing because the itchiness and the eczema are relieved. But this is usually only for a short time, and the eczema returns. If the eczema does goes away, other symptoms may develop such as breathing issues and asthma, or muscular type pains.

These kinds of treatment with corticosteroid creams are very suppressive. Suppressive means to keep from giving vent to. By using these ointments, the expression (the skin eruption of eczema) of the disturbance or imbalance has been closed off. There is no longer an outlet for the disturbance, and the disturbance needs to manifest somewhere. It therefore goes deeper into the body, and actually becomes more life threatening, such as having breathing difficulties. This is the reverse direction of Hering’s Direction of Cure.

Healing Eczema With Homeopathy

The healing needs to be of the whole person, at the core, at the disturbance, at the imbalance of where the symptoms are coming from. And the healing needs to fit the person, in how they are experiencing their eczema uniquely to them. How is the eczema for this person?  By understanding through observation and listening to the patient talk about their eczema and other things about themselves, a homeopathic remedy is selected that fits them. It is a homeopathic remedy for the person, who has eczema, not a homeopathic remedy for the eczema. This  homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing ability, and the eczema heals, as well as there is healing at the core, at the disturbance, at the imbalance. There is a healing of the whole person.

If you, a family member or a good friend experience eczema, asthma, or once had eczema, and you are not feeling well, see how homeopathy can be helpful for you. Contact me either here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com   I am very happy to talk with you. I offer a 15+ complimentary Get Acquainted Phone call.

 


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Measles: Homeopathy Helps

We have been hearing a lot about measles in the news. What we having been hearing has been about whether people have been vaccinated or not vaccinated for measles. I don’t want to go into this topic in this blog post. I think it is important for parents to know that if their child, or themselves as an adult, become ill with measles, or any other childhood disease, homeopathy can help during these times. And, to know that homeopathy is helpful if someone has vaccinated their child and there are adverse reactions to the vaccines.

In this blog I want to talk about measles, and how homeopathy can be helpful if someone is not moving through it well. The body has a wonderful ability to heal itself. It is when the body gets stuck, that help may be needed, and this is when homeopathy will be useful.  The homeopathic remedies are helping the body with its own healing abilities.  It is important to see a practitioner of homeopathy, a homeopath, to help in this health situation. You don’t want to self treat.

Measles

Measles is one of several childhood diseases. It is important that the rash develops, and moves downward. That is an indication of healing – from the inside out, and from the top downward. To read more about direction of healing, read my blog post on direction of cure.

 

Symptoms of measles:

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  • Fever of 102 – 104 Fahrenheit
  • Watery eyes – eyes inflamed
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Hard, dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Seldom has an appetite
  • Tongue may be coated
  • Breath – sick smelling
  • Rash may start in mouth on 2 – 3 rd day. Tiny, white spots in inner lining of mouth, called Koplik’s Spots.
  • On 4th or 5th day, itchy red, rash will appear. Large, flat blotches, they may run into each other. Start on face, moving downward. (This is a Direction of Cure) Lasting 4 -7 days. Rash is a good sign.
  • Fever may rise as rash moves down the body, and subside in a few days.
  • Lasts around 10 days
  • Most contagious, 2 – 4 days before rash appears. Still keep child isolated for 5 days after rash develops.

Observation To Help Come to a Homeopathic Remedy

It is best to observe the person: their physical state, emotional state, and mental state. It is matching what the person is experiencing to a similar homeopathic remedy. This is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars. Some areas to observe and note:

  • Symptoms come on suddenly or gradually
  • Which are the prominent symptoms? Fever, restlessness, fatigue, eye irritations, runny nose, rash
  • Color of nasal discharge. Does it irritate the skin?
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Reaction to motion
  • Limbs or facial muscles jerk or twitch
  • Feel tired or heavy
  • Cough or chest pains. What is the cough like?
  • Headache. Location of pain.  What is pain like?
  • Rash – present or not, discomfort
  • Thirst or no thirst.
  • Digestive issues – nausea, diarrhea, constipation.
  • Emotional state – irritability, wanting to be alone, wanting to be around others
  • Desire of fresh air

Of course, it is important to get as much rest and sleep as one can, drink fluids, eat if one wants to or not. Being in a dark room may help if someone is very sensitive to the light. Vitamin C and A can be helpful as well.

Homeopathic Remedies

homeopathic vialsThe ill person may start with one homeopathic remedy and then need to change to another, as they move through the illness. The homeopathic remedies are helping the body in its own healing abilities.

Here is a short description of some of the remedies that are useful when someone has the measles.

Aconite – Restless. Eyes ache in the light. Eyes and nose are streaming. Hard, croupy cough. Useful in early days of measles, especially if it has come on suddenly. Has a fever. Fearful.

Apis – High fever. Skin swollen. Inflamed eyes and lips. Worse by heat. Thirstless. irritable. may be delirious. Restless.

Belladonna – Useful in early stage, like Aconite. And can be useful after the rash has developed. Restless, red face and flushed,. Thirstless. Throbbing headache. Skin is damp from fever. May be delirious. Unable to sleep. Limbs may twitch and jerk. Has a sore throat. Bothered by noise, light and jarring.

Byronia – When rash is slow or late to appear, or doesn’t develop fully. When chest is affected. Cough is dry and painful, and made worse by motion. Lies still, hurts to move. (Gelsemium – is too tired to move.) Pale face, red eyes. can have constipation and a frontal headache. Dry mouth. Thirst for large amounts of cold water between long intervals. Worse by any motion and warmth. Better by being still and with cold things.

Euphrasia – Nasal discharge and eye symptoms are dominate. Eyes are sensitive to light. Acrid tears streaming from red, swollen eyes, which irritates the checks. Profuse watery nasal discharge that does not irritate the nose nor the upper lip. (Different from Gelsemium). Harsh cough. may have a headache. Nasal and eye symptoms are better in the open air.

Gelsemium – Also helpful in early stages, and after rash has developed. Begins slowly. Lethargic, feels heavy. Doesn’t want to be disturbed, doesn’t want to move. Motionless, because they are too tired. Not very thirsty. Chilly, though feverish. Complaining of achiness. Harsh, croupy cough. Hoarseness. Watery nasal discharge that irritates the nose and upper lip (different from Euphrasia). When rash starts, it is itchy.

Pulsatilla – Useful in later stages of measles, when fever has subsided.  Similar to Kali bichromicum, but milder. Nasal discharge is thick and yellowish. Profuse tearing from the eyes. Cough is dry at night, loose during the day. Symptoms worse at dusk. wants cool air, worse in heat. Little thirst. May have nausea with diarrhea. Earaches. Wants to be with other people. Wants sympathy.  Changeable in moods. Likes the open air.

Rhus Tox – Intensely itchy rashes. Worse at night and during rest. Restlessness. Rash recedes or fails to appear.

A Healing With Homeopathy

Homeopathy can be a wonderful help in the healing when someone has contracted measles. The information in this blog is to show you that there is help when someone becomes ill with the measles.  We are just hearing news that scares us.  I want to ease your fears and to give you information that is helpful.

If you or a loved one has developed measles, contact your physician, and also contact a homeopath to help with homeopathic care during this time.  I am available either through this blog, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

 

 


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Homeopathic Healing – Inside to the Outside

In many self improvement, motivational books and classes, there is the thought that if we are not happy with our life situation and want to change it, we need to change ourselves first, change our thinking, change our inner talk and language, change our mindset, and become in touch with what we want. This is changing the inside. With these inside changes, the outside will reflect this. And then changes to our situation will have occurred. It will be easier to make these changes since there has been a shift inside of us.

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This is how we want a healing to be, not just a palliating of our symptoms until we need to take the medication again, but a real healing. This is what a homeopathic healing is like. The healing first is on the inside, then reflected on the outside. So it could be that a person is feeling better in themselves, experiencing a good sense of well being, but their skin eruption may be worse. Then as the healing continues, the skin is better. This is from the inside to the outside.

If you haven’t read my blog post STRESS and Homeopathy, posted in September 2013, please do. I talk about how stress is a part of life, and things will just happen. It is what I call our automatic response mode that can cause ill health; it is not the outside, that is the stress. Our automatic response is the inside. As the inside heals, how we handle our lives changes.

Healing from the inside to the outside is one Dr. Constantine Herring’s Directions of Cure. The other two healing directions are from the top (the head) to the bottom (the feet), and from newer symptoms to older ones.  (I wrote more about the Direction of Cure in a May 2013 blog post titled The Direction of Cure: How Homeopathy Assesses Healing, in Regards to Asthma and Eczema.)

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In this blog post, I wanted to point out the similarity between working on our inner selves and the healing with homeopathy.  Both help one move from a place or state of disturbance, chaos, ill health, being stuck, to a state of health, freedom, potential fulfillment, choice, growth and well being. Actually, I have found that one moves faster and sustains the work they do on the inner selves even more, when they have also invested in homeopathic healing. I believe this is so, because homeopathy works on an energetic plane. We become ill on an energetic plane, and we need to heal on that plane. Again, this is the inside.