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Healing The Soil That Nourishes You

I hear so often that someone is experiencing a certain health concern. At that time, it is a flare up. The person may experience flare ups fairly often. They may feel alright between the flare ups, but the flare ups continue to occur.

Three People

Within the last few weeks, I have heard about, and spoken to several people who have been experiencing flare ups of their health concern. They are:

  • A woman who has shingles. This is not her first time having shingles. This time it has lasted more than the usual 7 weeks. She is in a lot of discomfort and pain.
  • A one year old boy who has ongoing earaches. His doctor may be considering putting tubes in his ears. His mother tells me that the boy is fussy all the time, just not a happy baby. He has a sensitive nature, she says, and sensitive to foods that he eats, and to the foods that she eats. He is being breastfed, which is very good thing. When I look at him, I see red around his eyes, and he just doesn’t smile very much.
  • A man who experiences ongoing digestive issues, whether having diarrhea very often, or just not feeling well after eating certain foods. He may have been diagnosed with, or given the label of, colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.

I am sure these three people are receiving health care, especially when they are having a flare up and are not feeling well. To me as a homeopath, when someone is experiencing flare ups often, it means that the root cause of what is bothering the person has not been healed.

Nourishing Soil

I think of soil. When we garden, we want good, nourishing, life giving and sustaining soil in soilwhich our vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs, berries, fruits, and anything else we plant can grow. Why wouldn’t we want that kind of soil for ourselves?

The soil of these three people is not well, not nourishing, not life giving to them. We can give medicines to help relieve and alleviate their symptoms, but most of the time, these medicines are not healing the person; the medicines may be easing the symptoms, for a time period, but not healing.

flowers-113503_1280Homeopathy heals at the root cause of what is bothering someone. It is healing the soil of the person. When the soil is healthier, the person experiences less flare ups of their health concern, to possibly no flare ups. The person can bloom and flourish.

Homeopathy To Heal

When I meet with a patient, I observe them, listening to their language, and how they express themselves. With a child, I ask the mother and father to tell and to actually show me how the child responds and behaves to what is happening to them. What is the expression of the child? How do they move? What sounds do they make? For any age of the patient, it is always finding out about the individual person.

I would also want to know:

  • What would they say is bothering them the most?
  • How do they experience what bothers them?
  • What was happening before they started to have this health concern – shingles, ear infection, or colitis.
  • What happens right before the flare ups?
  • How do they experience the shingles, ear infection or colitis – what makes it better or worse?
  • For the child, what was the mother’s pregnancy like? How was the birth like?
  • Temperament?
  • Fears?
  • Other issues and sensitivities?

What Is Your Soil Like?

What is the soil like in your garden? Do you, or a loved one, experience an ongoing health issue with flare ups, such as ear infections, digestive issues, shingles, herpes, headaches, eczema or other skin eruptions, menstrual issues, chronic pain, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, or any other health concern?

Let’s talk and see how homeopathy would be a good fit for you. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.


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When Antibiotics Don’t Do the Job, Homeopathy Heals

Antibiotics can be very helpful and are very much needed at times. Sometimes though, antibiotics are not helpful or healing for the person. It may be that after using them, the person is not doing better and/or there is a lingering state of ill health.

I have written about antibiotics before in other posts. Recently there were some friends and patients who had some experiences in their health care in which they had used antibiotics. I want to share this with you.

A Friend/Some Patients

A good friend had not being feeling well for awhile. She had a lingering cough, which was  aggravated when she spoke. She had used western medication to help, specifically antibiotics. They had not helped her. When this all started, she did not contact her homeopath. She waited several months later to do so, since she was very involved with family members and their health care. Once she saw her homeopath, she started to do better.

A patient experienced a sensation of fullness in her ear. She said her ear felt very plugged rocksup. This happened after having a cold. She went to her doctor to have the ear looked at. Her doctor said the ear was inflamed and had fluid inside. Antibiotics were proscribed. My patient was going to be flying soon, and was concerned about the ear, so she started the antibiotics. After one day, she had a severe adverse reaction to the antibiotics, and discontinued using them. We took a closer look at how she experienced the plugged ear, giving a homeopathic remedy that helped her. She took her trip and was fine.

A young boy who experienced congestion and discomfort in his ear, had had course after course of antibiotics for an ear infection. (I have written about this boy before.) He would be better for four weeks after a course of antibiotics, and then the same symptoms would return. This happened 4 – 5 times. With homeopathic care, he did much better. There was no return of the symptoms, and he didn’t need to take another course of antibiotics. He was doing very well.

A woman experienced an abscess in scar tissue that was the result of a laparoscopy performed years ago. She had never had any difficulties with the scar tissue before. When the abscess first started, she didn’t seek homeopathic care. As it got worse, becoming inflamed, painful, swollen, and red, she went to the dermatologist, actually to have the abscess drained, and was proscribed antibiotics. The abscess cleared up. About 14 months later, when she was having homeopathic care, not for the abscess, but for her (the totality), the abscess returned. She cared for the area, using hot compresses and taking good care of herself. The abscess resolved and she was much better. Her use of antibiotics may have been suppressive. Using homeopathy helped heal both the abscess and the whole of her.

And A Case Of Dr. Ronald Whitmont’s

In this video, Dr. Ronald Whitmont, a MD and a homeopath, talks about homeopathy and gives a case of a boy who had Lyme’s disease. This boy was helped with homeopathy. Before he had started homeopathic treatment, the boy had had many courses of antibiotics. After each course, the boy was worse.

 

I invite you to contact me if you have a situation in which antibiotics have not helped:

  • The area or symptoms have not resolved at all.
  • You needed to take many courses of antibiotics and are still not better.
  • You have felt worse after taking them.

Homeopathy can be of help to you. Contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

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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 –On Monday, April 18, 2016, I will be at The Healthy Spirit (629 3rd Ave, Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91910). 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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I Am Often Asked – Can You Help Me With _____?

I think we want to know if a healing modality will help us before we start on the process. We want to know if it has helped others who experience or suffer from the same health concern that we do. So often, that is the question I am asked – Have you treated other hand-838975_960_720people with ________? Can you help me?

Because everyone is different, and different even if they experience the same health concern, such as eczema. The answer to that above question, is yes and no. I may have helped someone who has that ___________, (the yes) but I am almost sure that that person experienced the health concern differently deep down, uniquely to them, than the person who is asking me about it now (the no). There are the general symptoms and experiences of that health concern, such as itching, redness, and oozing with eczema, but the core of what it is like for each person is different.

We Want A Good “Pudding”

So still to answer that concern about getting help through homeopathy, the answer is what one of my teachers/mentors/colleagues has said “the proof is in the pudding”. Is the patient better? That is always it – is the patient better? That is the proof.

We want what brought the person in for homeopathy to be better, along with a better sense of general well being. And often, other health concerns are better as well, such as with women, there may be improvement in their menstrual cycle, even though that is not what they came in for. We want in a healing, that the totality, the wholeness of the person is better.

Some examples of a healing, of a good “pudding”:

  • When I hear that a young woman who feels nauseous all the time, starts to have a tremendous appetite after starting the homeopathic remedy that fits her, I think this is a good start to her healing.
  • When I see that a woman who had a severe concussion in a car accident less than a year ago, making it difficult to do things she normally does, starts to be able to focus on activities better pebbles-1031167_960_720without feeling nauseous and dizzy, I think this is a good start to her healing.
  • When I see a young boy, who has been on round and round of antibiotics for an ear infection, no longer experiencing ear infections, I think this is a good healing.
  • When I see a woman who experiences great discomfort during her pregnancy – morning sickness, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, fogginess – experience a lessening of all of these, I think this is a good healing.
  • When I see a woman have depressive thoughts, and wants to just stay inside away from other people, start to open up to to the outside world, becoming involved with people, and speaking who she is, I think this is a good healing.

I Invite You To Tell Me More

Over the years, people have specifically asked me if homeopathy can be help for: headaches, metabolism issues, allergies, weight loss, severe cramping during their periods, insomnia, weakness and fatigue, eczema on their hands, acting out at school, help with arthritic pain, fibromyalgia type symptoms, difficulty focusing, anxiety, mood swings, and more. I say to these people, yes homeopathy can help you, and tell me more.

I invite you to ask – Can you help me with __________? And then to tell me more.

Either contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 


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It Is Always A Good Time To Use Homeopathy For Children – Babies, Young Children, Teenagers, Young Adults

When I speak to a mom/dad/grandparent about their child, I almost always say this is a good time for your child to come in for homeopathic care. I say this whether the child is a baby (3 1/2 month old), young child, teenage child or 20 something child. And I say this for whatever health concern the parents have called about.

Why Is It A Good Time?

children playingIt is a good time because the child is so young. The health issue that the child is experiencing is not entrenched; they have not had it for a long period of time. Children have a very strong vital force/vitality and respond well to homeopathy.

It is a good time because the child may have just started using medications, or is not using them at all. These medications may help with the symptoms and ease the discomfort, the behavior, the breathing, the itching, but they are not really healing. (Some medications may be needed, and it is always important to monitor medications with one’s physician.)

It is a good time because the child is still growing and developing their bodies, their minds, and who they are as a person. As parents, we want the best for our children, in their health and in their life.

It is a good time because often when a child is doing better, it affects the whole family unit, healing the family.                                                                                                                             a-smile-333604_960_720

It is a good time because – I have a soft spot for children. I guess this is my “because”.

What Do Parents Call About?

These are some of the health concerns that parents have called me about that their child is experiencing (and adults experience these types of health concerns too):

  • ear aches and ear infections – being on course after course of antibiotics
  • digestive issues, such as acid re flux, spitting up, stomachaches after eating, chronic diarrhea, difficulty eating certain foods, constant nausea
  • skin eruptions – eczema, warts, rashes
  • continually crying and seeming to be in pain or discomfort
  • breathing difficulties, such as asthma
  • difficultly focusing on school work
  • behavioral issues – angry outbursts, tantrums, pulling inside oneself by withdrawing
  • chronic coughs
  • menstrual issues – painful cramps, being very emotional and weepy
  • reactions to vaccinations
  • sleep issues – insomnia, nightmares
  • just not feeling well

Seeing The Individual Child

Homeopathy is a form of medicine that addresses the person as a whole being and as an individual. It is finding out what bothers the person, and how they experience what          youth-320987_960_720bothers them – uniquely to them.

For example, the child may have asthma. After hearing how the child experiences the asthma and how it affects them, along with hearing about the child’s emotional life, their fears, their dreams, what they like to do, and their health history, the homeopathic practitioner gives a homeopathic remedy that fits this child. Another child who also experiences asthma, would most likely need a different homeopathic remedy, a homeopathic remedy that fits them.

Homeopathy is not a one size fits all form of medicine. It is always finding out about the child, and giving the homeopathic remedy that fits the child. This applies to a child who experiences behavioral issues, ear infections, digestive issues, menstrual issues, allergies, headaches, anything that bothers them.

Healing With Homeopathy

I invite you to contact me, and see how homeopathy can be of help for your child. You can 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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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 — now is your chance to find out! Monday, March 21, 2016, I will be at The Healthy Spirit (629 3rd Ave, Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91910). 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! (I may be offering this on a regular basis, so stay tuned!)


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Wanting To Feel Better – Healing With Homeopathy Instead Of Antibiotics

We become sick. We want to feel better, as soon as we can. We go to our doctors. They may give us a prescription for an antibiotic. We feel better that something is being done, although the situation may not have really called for antibiotics, or the antibiotics didn’t help.

In the February 1, 2016 issue of THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, Paul Sisson wrote an article on antibiotics titled Rules Urge Doctors To Rein In Antibiotics. The article talked blowing noseparticularly about the use of antibiotics for severe coughs, sore throats, nasal congestion, sinus pain and colds. Ear aches/ear infections could be added to the list. The main premise of the article was for these kinds of health conditions, antibiotics are not necessarily needed, although they are prescribed very often for them. An excerpt from the article is below. You can read the entire article here.

Please know that there is a time and a place for antibiotics in which they are very useful.

Healing With Homeopathy

We always want to feel better. And we want our health practitioner to lead us on that path. There are other means than antibiotics that can be used when someone is not feeling well.

The healing process and ability of our bodies works so wonderfully well. When we listen to our bodies, take the rest that we need, nourish our bodies with good food and water, exercise, and nurture ourselves by doing activities that we love, our bodies heal well. It is when we are not moving through a health concern – such as a severe cough, a sore throat, nasal congestion, ear aches and infections, colds and more – that we may need help. Homeopathy is very helpful and healing in these situations. These health issues may be a one time occurrence or a chronic situation, in which flare ups are experienced regularly.

Homeopathy works with the body’s innate ability to heal. The individual person is addressed. Seeing, listening, witnessing how the person experiences what bothers them –  how they experience their cough, their sore throat, their nasal congestion, their ear ache or their cold. It is learning about this person – the totality of this person.

Some People Who Have Benefited From Homeopathic Care

Patients who were helped with homeopathy:

  • A little boy who had recurring nasal congestion and possible ear infections. He had taken several rounds of antibiotics. The homeopathic remedy, which was similar to him, helped with the nasal congestion and the ear infections. He didn’t need to take another course of antibiotics. And the remedy has continued to help, when he has become ill or has not felt well. He hasn’t had another ear infection.
  • A boy who had a severe sore throat, took a homeopathic remedy soon after the sore throat had started to bother him. The sore throat subsided, and he was feeling much better within a couple of days.
  • A man who found it difficult to breath and had used antibiotics for the recurring nasal congestion, did very well with the homeopathic remedy that fit him. His nasal congestion cleared up and he was able to breath easier.
  • A woman who had not felt well for several weeks, was experiencing a sore throat. She said the pain was all the time, and her throat felt very raw. She thought of going to Urgent Care, where she probably would have been proscribed antibiotics, instead she used homeopathy, and she was feeling better.

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Does this sound like you?

  • not feeling well
  • experiencing an ongoing or recurring cough, nasal congestion, sinus pain, sore throat, ear infection or a cold
  • don’t want to use antibiotics or have used antibiotics and they have not helped

Then it is time to see how homeopathy can be of help to you. Either contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

Excerpt From the Article Rules Urge Doctors To Rein In Antibiotics

“The latest guidelines make specific recommendations for some of the most common reasons people see their doctors:

Severe coughs bring an estimated 100 million people into physician waiting rooms annually. Although 90 percent of those cases are bronchitis, which is airway inflammation caused by a virus, 70 percent of such patients nationwide receive antibiotic prescriptions, according to the CDC. The new guidelines call for antibiotics only if pneumonia, which is often caused by bacteria in the lungs, is suspected.

Sore throats are responsible for 12 million visits each year. Although the cause is usually viral, antibiotics are prescribed at “most visits,” according to the CDC. The streptococcus bacteria is the most likely cause of a sore throat, and the new guidelines call for a positive strep test before prescribing antibiotics.

Nasal and sinus congestion result in about 4.3 million visits annually. Most sinusitis cases start out with a viral infection, but obstructed sinuses can, over time, lead to a secondary bacterial infection in less than 2 percent of cases. There is no simple test to tell whether the infection is viral or bacterial, and the CDC recommends that doctors wait at least 10 days before prescribing antibiotics unless the patient has a fever higher than 102.2 degrees, particularly nasty nasal discharge, facial pain that lasts for more than three consecutive days or illness that improves and then worsens.

The common cold, which is always caused by a range of viruses, is responsible for 37 million visits per year. Even though experts agree that antibiotics should never be given for a cold, they are prescribed in about 30 percent of cases, according to the CDC.

The new guidelines put doctors in the position of requiring patients, who are already wheezing, sniffling and aching, to forgo a treatment they may be convinced will help them get better. While this might seem a difficult task for physicians to achieve, experts said much progress has already been made.”

 


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Recurring Health Concerns

This past week, I had a call from a father about his 3 month old baby daughter. He has had experience with homeopathy before having taken his older child to see a homeopath. He told me that his little baby daughter was not feeling well. She had had a cold several weeks ago, was better, but now she was not feeling well again. She wasn’t running a fever, and he didn’t think that she was in pain. He said she was irritable.

I was thinking that maybe her irritability was an expression of some sort of pain or discomfort. Obviously, she wasn’t feeling well. Babies and small children don’t tell us through words how they are feeling, but through sounds, behaviors, actions, movements, changes in moods and temperaments. This baby was expressing something through her irritability.

Unfortunately, the father cancelled the appointment he had made with me for his daughter. He told me that they had taken her to see a doctor, who said that it was a cold. The father decided to not pursue homeopathic care, at this time. I said, if the cold continues, or if it returns, it would be a good idea to bring your daughter in for homeopathic care, since she already has been experiencing a recurrence of this, and we don’t want that to continue.

People I Speak To

gumby sickWhen I talk to people either in person or on the phone, they tell me about their particular health concern. I hear all sorts of things, such as the person is experiencing pains and discomforts in their feet. They have an extremely itchy rash or eczema eruption. Breathing is difficult for them. The get very anxious in some situations. There are feelings of sadness or depression. They don’t sleep well. During their menstrual cycle certain symptoms come up. They are extremely fearful and/or have nightmares. They have ongoing headaches, stomachaches, or digestive issues. I hear all sorts of things. The person is not feeling well, and they want to feel better.

Recurring Health Concern

Their health concern is often something that has been going on for a awhile, or it had gone away and now it is recurring again. They have periodic flare ups of it. They are not feeling better from the type of treatment they are using for their health concern, and they want to feel better.

In a previous post, I wrote about a young boy who had recurring congestion, fevers and ear infections. The boy had taken several courses of antibiotics. Each time, he would be better for a month or so, and then the whole situation would happen again. The homeopathic remedy that fit him, that was similar to what he was experiencing, helped him to heal this recurrence of the ear infections, the fevers, and the congestion. He has done well.

Often when there is a recurring health concern, the treatment being used helps to ease and to palliate when there is an outbreak or flare up. This treatment helps the person feel better for the time being, but doesn’t heal the health concern. The person needs to continue taking the medication to feel better, often accepting that these recurrences will happen again, and again.

Does this sound like you?

Healing With Homeopathy

Homeopathy heals at the root cause of what is bothering the person. It is a deep healing. As the person heals, the recurrences and flare ups become less and less, till they no longer happen at all. It is a healing. With the young boy I wrote of, I had thought there might be a recurrence of the ear infection as he was healing, but there wasn’t. The cycle was broken. With an adult, the stopping of the cycle may take longer to happen than with this young boy, since the adult has had this health concern for a longer period of time. But the cycle does end.

I invite you to see how homeopathy can help a recurring health concern that you have. Either contact me here, through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a 15 minute complimentary Get Acquainted Call. I would be happy to talk with you about your health concern and/or a loved one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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We Each Have Our Own Sensitivity

Sensitivity.

We all have our own sensitivity. Why does something bother one person, but the very same thing doesn’t bother another person?  I often give the example of a skin eruption on someone’s hand. For one person, it bothers them so much to the point that they will seek out any and all kinds of treatment to help. Another person, hardly notices it, or if they do, it doesn’t bother them. They live with it. One person is bothered by it, the other is not. One is sensitive about it, the other is not.

Different Sensitivities

Some sensitivities that people may experience are:                                                                                                                          dandalion

  • to noise, to crowds, to fabrics, to foods, to temperatures, to smells, to certain types of people, to violence, to blood, to over stimulation, to under stimulation, to pain, to pressure, to situations, to traveling, to dirt, to germs, and more.

Parts of the body or the functioning of parts of the body that may be more sensitive in someone are:

  • the stomach – digestive issues, the head – migraines, frequent colds, sore throats, respiratory issues, menstrual issues, hormonal issues – in both women and men, skin eruptions, anxiousness, depression/melancholy, fears and phobias, muscular aches and pains, sleep issues, nightmares, eating issues, and more.

Hearing The Sensitivity – A Case of A Boy

The sensitivity is what I hear when someone comes to see me for homeopathy. I hear what bothers the person. I hear how they experience their sensitivity. I hear how they live with the sensitivity, either compensating, making it go away, accepting it, or avoiding it. I hear how the sensitivity affects their life.

I want to tell you about a boy whose parents brought him in for homeopathic care. He was 20 months old at the time. The boy was experiencing nasal congestion, fevers, and possible ear infections, in which several courses of antibiotics had been given. The antibiotics had helped for four weeks, then the congestion, the fevers, the discomfort in the ear returned. He went through this cycle for several months.

As I spoke to the parents and observed the boy, I saw that he had a sensitivity to noise and sounds. His mother told me that when a sound was loud, or if he heard a far off sound, such as an airplane, actually hearing it before she did, he would run to her. She thought that the sounds were scary or frightening to him. He was not saying how he experienced the sounds through words, but showing through his behaviors, reactions, and responses to the sounds. There was a sensitivity to sound. I wondered if the sounds felt uncomfortable or painful to him in some way. Whatever it was, the sounds and noises were too much for him. I really didn’t know how the sounds specifically affected him, but they bothered him greatly, in some way.

boy with truck 2 cartoonThis sensitivity to sound was also expressed as he played. He would make the sounds of trucks, imitating the noises that trucks make as they move, back up, carry things, and push materials. To me, this also showed how sensitive he was to sound. He heard things well, and could reproduce the sounds that he heard.

He has done well with the homeopathic remedy that was similar to what he was experiencing. He hasn’t needed to have any more antibiotics. He has had a few fevers and nasal congestion, but has been able to move through them without any lingering problems. I would be curious to know how his sensitivity to sound and noises are. I would think that he may have less of a sensitivity to them.

Healing With Homeopathy

The sensitivity to sounds is not why the boy’s parents brought him in for homeopathic care. But this sensitivity was very characteristic of him as an individual person, and very much part of him. Homeopathy looks at, and focuses on the whole person. We all of our own sensitivity, and sensitive areas in our body. This is where we may experience symptoms, discomfort, or flare ups when we are experience situations that are stressful physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. With homeopathic care, the sensitivity becomes less and quiets down.

What is your sensitivity? I invite you to contact me either here through the blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com  and set up a Get Acquainted Call. I do work with people who don’t live near me using Skype.