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Health – Being Who You Are

This is a post I wrote over 5 years ago. I have changed a few things in it. I wanted to share it again with you. 

I want to wish you all a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for all of you who are interested and want to know more about homeopathy. 

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One day, when I was sitting in my consultation room, I heard a sound outside the patio door. I looked outside, and there in the mulberry tree was a little bird. It was a bird I had never seen before. It was maybe 7 inches long. It’s back had a black and white pattern. It’s head was bright red. It was pecking at the tree. It walked from one place to another, pecking. I watched the bird for awhile. I had had the tree cut back recently, which I do every year, so the tree was very bare and open. That is why I could see the bird so clearly.

ladder back woodpeckerI immediately looked on the internet to see what kind of bird it was. It was a Ladder Back Woodpecker, which is native to the southwest. The black and white pattern reflected a ladder, in a way. The next day, the bird or its friend, came back, pecking on my tree.

I was thinking as I was watching this bird, that it was doing what it knows how to do. It was being itself – looking for food, and perhaps it found some food, and then moving on to find more. It was being who it is.

What We Want

That is really what we all want –  we want to be who we truly are – to love, to be loved, to do work that we enjoy, to enjoy our lives, to enjoy our relationships with friends and family. And to be healthy so we can do and be these things. To be who we are.

A health issue may make it difficult for a person to take part in their life. These are some of what may bother people to the extent that it affects their life. They can’t truly be who they are.

  • Feeling tired all the time.
  • Needing to know where the bathrooms are located when she goes out, because she has chronic diarrhea.
  • Needing to watch very strictly what he eats.
  • Not having an appetite and feeling nausea all the time.
  • Continuing to experience pain and discomfort in his hands since an accident.
  • Ongoing flare ups of breathing difficulties.
  • Feeling anxious and fearful for herself and her loved ones.
  • Constantly scratching his arms.
  • Skin eruptions.
  • Being very sensitive to sounds.
  • Experiencing headaches.
  • Feeling fearful.
  • Lingering effects from a trauma or illness – a fall; an emotional upset or loss; surgery; the flu or coronavirus (long haul): a vaccine reaction.

Healing – Being Who You Are – Being You

With homeopathic care, the whole person is healing. The health issue that brought the person in for homeopathic care is better, AND, the person is feeling better in themselves.

One woman came to homeopathy because she was experiencing flutterings of her heart. These became less, and she was feeling more energetic. She was able to do more activities during the day and had more energy to do these activities. She said she was feeling like herself again. I could see this in her face.

It is not that the person is changed when having homeopathic care; it is that they can be more of who they are. They are no longer feeling bogged down and hindered with a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual health issue, which has been limiting how they live their life and how they interact in the world. As they are healing, they become more of themselves, just as the bird was pecking on my tree, being who he was, the person is being who they are.

Homeopathy To Heal

I invite you to contact me and schedule a complimentary Get Acquainted Call to see if homeopathy is a fit for you or a loved one. You can  contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I see people in person and virtually. I am in the San Diego, California area.

 


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Colic – Homeopathy Can Ease the Discomfort

Since I had written a blog about the safety of using homeopathy while breastfeeding, I wanted to follow with a post about babies experiencing colic.  They are very uncomfortable – in pain, having difficulty sleeping, having difficulty eating, spitting up.  All this affects the household.  

                       crying baby

The mother is very busy taking care of the baby, and may often forget to take care of herself. I know how easy it is for a mother to put herself  aside, and not take the time to care for herself. Actually, what mother does have the time. The baby is very sensitive to how the mother responds to him or her. (This may be the start of another post.)

If the mother is breastfeeding, there is a direct connection between the mother and her baby through her breast milk. The emotional state of the mother, the foods she eats, how much sleep she gets, how much fluids she drinks, what kinds of fluids she drinks –  all these can affect her baby.  Specifically, the mother may notice after she eats certain foods that her baby is very uncomfortable with pain and with gas. The mother may then decide to refrain from eating those foods while she continues to breastfeed. This may give the baby some relief. Some of these foods are: spicy foods, broccoli, cabbage, legumes, and dairy products.

                                             breastfeeding

A baby who is not breastfeeding may experience colic as well.  A change in the formula may be needed. Also, it could be a response to what the mother is feeling within herself. Again, going back to the mother taking some time to care for herself.

bottle fed baby

Homeopathy can help babies that are breastfed and bottle fed.

Below are listed several homeopathic remedies or medicines that can be helpful for a baby that is experiencing colic. Observe what and how the baby is feeling: the emotional state, the discomfort, and physical symptoms of the baby. Then “match” the observation to the description below. Homeopathy is based on the principle LIKE CURES LIKE or THE LAW OF SIMILARS. The homeopathic remedy that is most similar to the baby will be the most helpful and promote a healing.

If these remedies do not help, and the baby is very uncomfortable, it would be good to see a professional homeopath. There are over 3000 remedies. The aim is to give the person, the baby in this case, the homeopathic remedy that is most similar to what he/she is experiencing.  Or it may be that it is the mother that needs to be treated by a homeopath, which would benefit both the mother and the baby.

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HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES: (Adults and older children also can experience “colic”. These homeopathic medicines may be helpful for them.)

Chamomilla

  • Angry babies. Screaming. Restless. Demand to be carried. Want things, and then reject them. Cannot be comforted.
  • Abdomen/stomach feel bloated. Unbearable pain.
  • Will draw legs up.
  • Baby will cry when passing a stool.
  • Diarrhea with green stools.
  • One check red, the other not.
  • Better: for uncovering. Babies will kick covers off. Being carried.
  • Worse: during the evening, warmth, for fresh air.

Colocynthis

  • Irritable. Indignation. Restless.
  • Doubles up. Draws knees up. Presses on abdomen.
  • Abdomen/stomach distended.
  • Pains: cutting, gripping, tearing, violent. Coming on in waves.
  • Pains with diarrhea that are green, pasty.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Better: doubling up, warmth, firm pressure and rubbing (stomach), for passing stool. When put on parent’s knee or shoulder.
  • Worse: anger, eating (especially fruit) or drinking even a little. Becoming overheated. Before having a bowel movement.

Cuprum metallicum

  • Restless at night in bed.
  • Abdomen: sore, bruised, tender and hot.
  • Pain: cramping, violent. Nausea and vomiting.
  • Better: for cold drinks.
  • Worse: for touch, for vomiting.

Magnesium muriaticum

  • Restless in bed at night making it difficult to sleep.
  • Oversensitive to noise.
  • Cramping, sore, bruised. With constipation – stools crumbly, small balls, knotty – a lot of straining.
  • Constipation after drinking cow’s milk.
  • Diarrhea – green stools.
  • Sweat and stools smell sour.
  • Worse: form milk or caused by drinking milk, teething.
  • Better: fresh air, for pressure.

Magnesium phosphoricum

  • Sleepless because of indigestion.
  • Pain: cramping, drawing . Drawing up legs with flatulence.
  • Better: for warmth, bending double, from pressure. (Being held on top of a warm hot water bottle)
  • Worse: col, swimming in cold water, for touch or light pressure, being uncovered, from walking in the fresh air.
  • Best to dissolve pellets in filtered or spring water and give a spoonful at a time.

Nux vomica

  • Colic in babies when breastfeeding mother is eating too much spicy food or drinking too much coffee, tea or Coca-Cola.
  • Pain: cramping, griping, pressing, sore and bruised.
  • Better: passing a stool, hot drinks, warmth of bed, passing flatulence
  • Worse: after eating, in morning, for tight clothing.