Most of the time, a person comes for homeopathic care because of a physical issue that is bothering them. As I listen and witness what they are saying and showing me, the person will often talk about a situation, an event, and/or a relationship that is happening in their life at this present time or in the past. Their feelings about this situation are expressed, along with how it is affecting them. For me as a homeopath, this emotional component can be a big part of understanding the person’s case, their totality at this time, and helps lead to the homeopathic remedy that is helpful for them.
I have seen this women for many years for various health issues. Many times with her, the emotions are a big part of her case, and have helped guide me to the homeopathic remedy that is needed at the time.
This time she came in to see me because she was experiencing sore gums. She had the area checked by her dentist. No cavity nor decay was seen, but the dentist did say that the area looked traumatized. My patient had no memory of injuring the area. She said the gums felt sore both when they were touched, and not touched. They didn’t hurt when she ate. She also started talking about her relationship with her daughter. Lately, it has been difficult. She felt hurt and left out of her daughter’s life. She thought that perhaps her daughter was not telling her the truth at times, lying to her. The gums bothered this woman. The interaction she was having with her daughter also bothered her, maybe even more.
All of this information made up her case, her totality at this time. I could have given something along the lines of first aid, but there seemed to be more involved in the case than an injury. Actually, there was an injury, an injury to her relationship with her daughter. After taking the homeopathic remedy that was similar to what she was experiencing, the soreness of the gums subsided. She slept better. And she spent a day with her daughter, helping her organize her apartment. She was feeling better.
A woman came to see me telling me her left arm was hurting her, actually to the point that she couldn’t put on her bra. At night she was unable to get into a comfortable position to sleep. She didn’t think she had hurt her arm nor sprained it in anyway. She told me that someone had suggested to her about getting a massage. At that time, she immediately, without even a pause to think, said I don’t want anyone touching my arm. She would touch it and massage it herself, she said, but she didn’t want anyone to touch it. As she was telling me all this, she remembered that she had several dreams lately in which she felt threatened and unsafe, as if she could be hurt physically. These were unusual dreams for her. I suggested a homeopathic remedy. The pain subsided. She was able to sleep, and to hook up her bra.
Everything Is Connected
Everything is connected in our bodies, in our being. Sometimes, when emotions cannot be expressed, they show up in the body as a symptom. Someone may say so directly and see the connection themselves. With others, it just comes out as they are talking. Some of the connections I have heard and witnessed:
- When I am upset, I can’t eat, or I have diarrhea.
- When I get so stressed and overwhelmed, I get this horrible migraine headache.
- When I feel betrayed or let down, I get these stomach cramps.
- When I have intercourse with my husband, I develop an urinary tract infection afterwards, or have pains in my uterus.
- I feel so anxious and stressed when I am around this person (blank). I feel as though all my energy has been sucked out of me.
- After I experienced that traumatic event, I developed bodily pains and I was tired all the time. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.
- I feel so tired. I find that I am not being supported in my work situation.
Therapy and forms of counseling can be very helpful for someone who is going through an emotionally difficult time. It is always good to have someone to talk to, who is a witness and supportive of you. Homeopathy and therapy can work very well together.
For some people I work with, homeopathy has become part of their health care. If something comes up regarding their health, whether an acute or a chronic issue, they will come see their homeopath, along with seeing their doctor, chiropractor, acupuncturist or therapist. These two women above are like that.
I invite you to contact me if you or a loved one have a health issue that has not been resolved, an acute or chronic. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15+ minute Get Acquainted Call. I see people both in person and virtually, in and out of the San Diego area.
I work with people of all ages who have a persistent, 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 be 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, using the holistic form of medicine homeopathy.