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An Emotional Event In Our Life Can Bring On Symptoms

An emotional event is a trauma. I have written about physical traumas, and how homeopathy can be helpful after an accident, injury, surgery, fall, dental work. Homeopathy is also helpful after emotional traumas.

An emotional trauma could be a loss, an abuse, a bullying, a fear, a regret, a feeling of shame, a feeling of guilt, a cookie heartfeeling of not carrying out what they believe is their responsibility, a feeling that they need to be perfect, to name a few. A person may develop some physical symptoms after experiencing an emotional upset or scare. Sometimes these emotional upsets are ongoing, and sometimes it is a one time occurrence.

Some of the physical symptoms can be stomachaches, headaches, nausea, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, menstrual changes, skin eruptions, obsessive behaviors, phobias, fears, anxiety, depression, nightmares, sore throats, breathing difficulties, earaches, colds, flus, autoimmune disorders, and more.

Two People

One night, when my youngest son was about a year old, there was a loud clap of thunder. It sounded as if it was right outside our window. He started to cry. I was holding him and comforting him. He was crying and was scared from this loud noise. A week later, he developed a cold and a fever. I remembered back to the fright that he had experienced from the thunder. I gave him a homeopathic remedy which helped with his cold, the fever and the fright. The loud thunder was so frightening to him. After being so afraid, he become sick with a cold and a fever. This was the emotional event.

A patient lost a very close family member. She was able to function, to work, and to live her life to a point. She expressed that a times she no longer wanted to live. She was in a lot of pain. She told her story of what had happened, filled with so many emotions. Physically, she was experiencing stomach pains, wanting to eat a lot, having headaches, and feeling paralyzed. She felt hopeless. A homeopathic remedy was given to address the emotions and the physical symptoms she was experiencing.

I often ask my patients when I meet with them, did anything happen right before you became sick or started experiencing these symptoms? I ask this question not just when someone has an acute illness like a cold or fever, but also when someone as chronic health issues that they have been experiencing for awhile. Sometimes I don’t need to ask the question, people just tell me what happened to them. 

The patient and I together are witnessing the pieces that make up the whole of them, the totality of them at this time. Totalities can change. The emotional state is a piece, a part of the totality. The homeopathic remedy that is similar to this totality is given to assist the person in their healing.

If I can be of help homeopathically to you or a loved one, please contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call to see if this is a fit for you. If you know of anyone who may be interested in this information, I would appreciate you passing it on to them. Thank you.

 


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Grieving – Experiencing A Loss

Grieving. Experiencing a loss.

We all grieve in are own way, and in our own pace, in our own time, short or long. Always, we need to respect and honor ourselves in how we go through experiencing grief. Honor where we are; how we grieve; how we feel, emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually; how we take care of ourselves during this time; and how we reach out to others for help, if and when we need it.

Losses

We grieve over a loss. And a loss can be experienced in many different ways. Such as:

  • A death – parent, baby, child, relative, friend, pet
  • A loss of a job – firing, resigning, downsizing, restructuring
  • A move – changing one’s place of residency, a friend moving away, moving to another country, loss of a house/home
  • A grown child moving out, or going to college/another city for work/enlisting in the military
  • A divorce, separation, or a relationship ending
  • A situation, event or even how you respond to something that is different than you thought or wanted it to be
  • A change in the political climate
  • A loss of income
  • An illness – of oneself or a loved one
  • A war
  • A natural disaster – a friend years ago lost her house in a fire

A Woman

Years ago, a woman came to me for homeopathy because she was having bouts of drawing- pigletdiarrhea in the morning. She was also feeling very anxious about herself, her job, and her health. Her husband had died a few years earlier. Their marriage had not been so good at the time of his death. She mentioned that there had been times that she had wished he had had an accident and would die, and then he did die. She was feeling guilty about having had those thoughts about him. She also had experienced other losses in her life: family members who were ill or had died, an abortion, and that she would not have another child.

Along with feeling guilty about her feelings towards her husband, she had other persistent thoughts and feelings. She wondered what people thought of her, and was worried about making a mistake. She attended a women’s support group, and went for other help, but felt that it basically came down to her, to do the work to heal. There was a sense of aloneness about her, and she had difficulty receiving consolation from others.

I gave her the homeopathic remedy Natrum muriaticum. This homeopathic remedy is often used for people who are grieving. Grief was part of why I gave her this remedy, but the remedy also fit the wholeness of her.

I was in touch with her for several months after she took the homeopathic remedy. She was feeling better: the anxiety was better; the diarrhea was better; and she was looking at her feelings regarding her husband in a much more self nurturing way. Not only was she grieving her husband’s death, but also the life she had thought she would have. During our time together, she remarked that just having this space where she could talk and experience what she was feeling deep within, was very helpful.

Not Straight Forward

The process of grieving is not usually straight forward. We may lose someone, something, an opportunity, a way of life that we thought we would have, and many different feelings and responses may occur from this loss. We may experience physical complaints along with the emotions of grief. I think often, when we lose someone we start to look at that relationship, as this woman did, and feelings come up about it, such as guilt, shoulds, responsibility, sadness, blame, anger, fear, happiness and joy.

We may need some help in the process of grieving. We may see a homeopath, a counselor/therapist, a rabbi/minister, a massage therapist, an energy medicine practitioner, an acupuncturist, other healing practitioners, or a good friend. We find our way, taking time for ourselves, doing activities that we enjoy, and being patient with ourselves. We are healing.

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If you feel that homeopathy could be of help for you, please contact me here or through my website, www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.