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Are You Experiencing Lingering Effects From A Trauma?

I have written  about traumas before, and have talked about the use of the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana in many of my posts when there has been a trauma.

Recently, when I was with a friend, we were talking about traumas, physical and emotional ones. And that often there can be lingering effects from the trauma, such as a person having chronic pain, flare up of certain symptoms, feeling emotionally  distressed, regressing in behaviors and development, and more.

Traumas

A trauma can be physical and emotional. Some physical traumas can be from surgeries, giving birth, falls, vaccine reactions, accidents, and experiencing a down and outnatural disaster. Some emotional traumas could be the loss of a loved one through death, an illness, or a divorce; the experience of war; the experience of abuse, emotionally and physically; the experience of loss of a job or home; being in a natural disaster; and exposure to toxins in the air, water, soil, or environment.

(I have natural disasters in both categories. We are seeing more of them occurring.)

The person may have sought out help at the time of the trauma or soon afterwards,  and may have also used homeopathy.  The trauma may have been looked at as a first aid situation, looking at taking care of what has happening at that present time. And the help that the person received was beneficial to them. Yet, for some people there may be a lingering from the trauma, showing up in physical symptoms, emotional states of anxiety, fear, sadness or depression, or a feeling of just not being well.  The person may even say, I have not been well since “this” happened.

When I meet with a patient, I often ask what was going on when this (the symptoms or state of not being well) started.  In a way, I am looking for a cause. A cause in the sense that this may be the initiator, the start, to why they are not feeling well.

In My Practice

These are some of the traumas, and lingering states I have seen in my practice:

  • a woman who had two c-sections. A lot of scar tissue developed, and she experienced a lot of pain and discomfort during her menstrual cycle.
  • a concussion from a car accident. The woman experienced vertigo and difficulty focusing and the use of computers was very difficult for her.
  • a woman who was exposed to toxins after being in an area where there had been fires.
  • a boy who had reactions to vaccines.
  • a woman who lost her her husband, and was deeply grieving.
  • a man who hasn’t been well since having the flu.

Healing

In a lot of circumstances, healing takes time. We don’t always want to hear that it takes time. We want to feel better right now.  We don’t like to not feel well.

When we experience a trauma, it may affect us on many levels, and it may also bring up states and feelings we had experienced in the past. We may use different healing modalities to help us, such as homeopathy, message, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, energy body work, therapy, chiropractic, western medicine and more. The healing is a process, and in some ways it can be a deep learning experience about ourselves.

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If you feel that homeopathy could be part of your healing process, please contact me, either through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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My Niche As A Homeopath

A lot of times, I am asked what is my niche? Who do I see? What kinds of health concerns do I see in my homeopathic practice? Do I have a specialty area? Do I see people who have  _______________?

My Answer

I don’t see any particular health concern. I see mostly children and women, for all sorts of health concerns, but not a particular area, such as women’s issues. (And then I think to myself, maybe I should have a niche, a specialty area.)

The people that do come for homeopathy are usually ones who may have an ongoing chronic condition. They are better, from taking some form of medication or receiving healing treatments, but then they are not feeling well, again. They experience a flare up of their health concern, such as another ear infection, another skin eruption, another digestion upset, or another migraine headache.

For example, a 2 year old boy I saw several years ago was having recurring ear infections and nasal congestion over a period of 6 months. (That is a quarter of his life!) He was proscribed antibiotics. He would be better for 4 weeks or so after the course of the antibiotics, and then the ear infection and nasal congestion would return. This happened several times. After one dose of the given homeopathic remedy, he did not have any more ear infections. He did very well.

My Niche

If I listen to the answer I give to people when asked what my niche is, I am actually telling them my niche. I didn’t realize that. So, here is my niche:

  • People who want to be better, who want to feel well. niche
  • People who have an ongoing, chronic health concern. A chronic health concern means, that they feel better and then feel worse again. They experience periodic flareups.
  • People who live with the health concern, managing and living with it, in any way they can.
  • People who have used other healing modalities, that have helped by giving them some relief, but there has not been a healing at the root cause of what is bothering them.
  • People who are open to doing another form of healing.
  • People who are open and interested in homeopathy.

This is my niche.

And these are the kinds of people who I mostly see in my homeopathic practice.

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How can I be of help to you? Please let me know by contacting me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I would be happy to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thank You, For Your Interest In Homeopathy. What Would You Like To Know More About?

I want to thank all of you for reading my blog posts over this past year. It shows me that people have an interest in homeopathy, and want to know more about it. My intention is to give you information, some of which you can use practically in your lives, such as in thank-you-3690116_960_720first aid situations, and also information to educate you about health and healing.  As a whole, I like to give constructive and positive information.

In this post, I am asking you if there is a particular topic you are interested in knowing more about, regarding homeopathy and your health care. I could address these topics in future posts. If though it is something personal, please contact me privately, through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

As always if I can be of help to you, please let me know.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Pam

 


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The Use Of Homeopathic Remedies When Exposed To A Fire

I have written about the use of homeopathy when there are natural disasters (In that post, I talk about how to use the homeopathic remedies.) Presently, California is having horrible and destructive fires. The fire season in California has become almost any time of the year. It used to be the months of September and October. People are being affected by the fires whether they live right in the fire area, close by, or even several hundred miles away.  With whatever distance you are from the fire, you may be feeling the affects of the fire, breathing in the smokey air and particles.

There are some homeopathic remedies that can help when being exposed to a fire. You may be experiencing emotional and physical symptoms. Also the fire may trigger a condition that you already experience, such as asthma, headaches or allergies.

If you are not feeling well at the time of the fire and/or are having lingering responses 150 - boiron arnicaand reactions after the fire, it would be good to see your physician, and your homeopath. A person may or may not need help at that time, but later on they may. This is call “never been well since” _________________.

I hear that many people are using air masks or air filters.

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

I have organized the remedies by issues. There is always an overlap. If you are experiencing an emotional symptom or a physical one, read all the remedies. The homeopathic remedies listed here are just a small selection of homeopathic remedies. I am thinking in terms of first aid use, and what to be used at the time of the fire. If a condition continues, or you are not feeling better by these homeopathic remedies, contact a homeopath. (I put in bold the type of cough.)

Emotional State

ACONITE – feeling very fearful, anxious and panicky after the shock and occurrence of the disaster, or during the disaster, even from loud noises. Cannot calm down. Feels terrified and restless. May have particular fear of death, and even predicting that they will die. Sleep is restless, tossing and turning, waking up feeling very fearful. Symptoms come on suddenly. May have a dry cough.

IGNATIA – grief from loss: loss of home, possessions, loved ones. Crying or whimpering in sleep. Frequent sighing and yawning, while awake.

ARSENICUM ALBUM – very restless and anxious. Burning in eyes, throat and inside nose. maybe streaming. May have digestive issues of vomiting and diarrhea.

Body Injuries

ARNICA MONTANA – for body injury, shock from an injury, or just shock from the trauma of the disaster. Person feels sore, bruised, and will say “I am fine”, even though they are not. They don’t like to be touched.

RHUS TOX – sprain and strain after heavy physical work, when the person has not limbered up. Pains are worse when beginning to move, feels better once moving, like a “rusty gate”. Acts on torn ligaments and tendons. Use after ARNICA. Joint is hot, swollen and painful.

RUTA GRAV – use if Rhus tox fails. Torn and wrenched tendons or ligaments. Bruised periosteum (bone covering). Especially good for stiff, sore wrists, ankles, or knees. Dislocation of joints, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder. Use after ARNICA.

Burns

CANTHARIS – for burns from cooking, sunburn, and fires. Read the post I wrote about Cantharis and burns.

Eyes

ALLIUM CEPA – eyes and nose stream. Nasal discharge is acrid, making the upper lip and nose sore. Discharge from eyes is bland.  Think of when peeling and cutting an onion. Hoarseness, beginning of laryngitis.

EUPHRASIA – when the mucous members are affected: the eyes, nose, and chest. With a watery, acrid discharge. Burning hot tears. The nasal discharge is bland.  A thick, acrid discharge from the eyes. (Allium Cepa doesn’t have an acrid discharge/teary from the eyes.)  Called EYE BRIGHT. There can be redness around the eyes, almost looking like a racoon.

Cough and Respiratory

SPONGIA – dry, croupy, and wheezing cough. Sounds like a “saw being driven through asomeone coughing pine board”. Tickling and dryness in the throat. Clears throat frequently.

HEPAR SULPHURIS – very irritable, bad tempered, and feels chilly. Croupy, wet cough. Sounds like a seal barking. A thick, yellow mucus expectoration. Worse from the slightest draft, cold, dry air, uncovering. Better from warmth.

ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM – great fatigue. Sweating on head. A wet cough. Mucus is thick, white and difficult to cough up. Sounds like a rattling. Hoarseness.

PHOSPHORUS – Tightness in chest. Suffocative and oppressive breathing. Cough hard and dry. Very impressionable and sympathetic. Anxious about loved ones. Loves company. Stomachaches and gushing diarrhea.

CARBO VEGETABILIS – irritable. Exhaustion and weakness. Air hunger – breathing is laborious, quick and short. Wants to take a deep breath.  A hollow and choking cough.

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If I can be of help to you regarding a health issue and the use of homeopathy, I would be happy to talk with you. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com

Please know that this information is not to take the place of western medical care when needed. Serious injury or illness should not be treated without expert advice, nor should the information provided here be seen as a replacement for a consultation with a trusted healthcare provider. It is your responsibility to seek medical help and diagnosis when appropriate. This information is from a homeopathic perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Homeopathy Is Part of Someone’s Ongoing Health Care

Several weeks ago, I received an email from a patient that I had seen 12 years ago. Actually, the email was from the mother of a patient I seen when he was 5 years old.

What was bothering the son 12 years ago, was bothering him now. Granted, his circumstances were different. He was now in college and living in a different state. His clay spiralmother wanted to know what the homeopathic remedy was that he had used years ago, and possibly if he could use it again.

I keep the files of  my patients that I have seen over the years. As I was reading his file, I remembered the case. I don’t think I could describe the boy physically or how he looked, but I remembered the case, and what led me to selecting the homeopathic remedy that was given.

I emailed the mother back, telling her the homeopathic remedy, and what the cost would be for the remedy and for it to be sent to her son. I also said that there is a possibility that her son’s state has changed, and a different  homeopathic remedy would be needed now. And that it would be best to come in for an appointment. The mother agreed, and so did her son. We thought of doing a Skype appointment since he was out of state. But with his schedule being so busy, it was decided that he would see me in December during his winter break, and see me in person.

In the meantime, I sent him the homeopathic remedy that he took in the past, with the understanding that it may work or not work this time. I suggested that he be in touch with me 10 days after taking the remedy to let me know how he was doing.

It was very gratifying to hear from this mother, and knowing that homeopathy had helped her son so many years ago. And now, they were looking to homeopathy for the  present situation, and reaching out for help. I often see in my practice how homeopathy has become a part of my patients’ ongoing health care. When they need help they contact me. This mother’s email was an example and a reminder of homeopathy being part of one’s ongoing health care. It felt good.

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If there is a health concern that is bothering you or a loved one, and you would like to have homeopathy be part of your health care, I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 

 

 


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Burns – The Homeopathic Remedy Cantharis Helps To Heal

I want to continue with some tips for first aid situations.

Burns.

If it is a very bad burn, or you feel you need to have your physician look at it, do that. Peace of mind is always valuable.

A Personal Story

About 12 days ago, when I was making dinner, I inadvertently picked up a plate that was siting on a burner on the stove with my left hand. I immediately responded, dropping/putting the plate  down as carefully and as quickly as I could. The middle, inner areas of my second and third fingers were burned.  It stung.  It hurt. Blisters started forming almost immediately. I put a cool, wet cloth on the fingers. I also put some Calendula cream on while I got the homeopathic remedy Cantharis 30C.

I dissolved 3 – 4 pellets of Cantharis in 1/2 glass of filtered, spring water.  I took one Cantharis_30cteaspoonful of the dissolved remedy, and continued to do that, every 1/4 of an hour, then every 1/2 hour and then hourly.  Each time I took a dose, I stirred the dissolved remedy three times. In a first aid situation, taking the homeopathic remedy frequently is very helpful.

Within an hour after starting the remedy, the pain was gone.

Although, I was feeling better, I took another dose of the remedy the next morning. A dissolved homeopathic remedy is good for 24 hours.

As I wrote above, blisters formed almost immediately after the burn occurred. Over the next 4 days I was very careful about my hand. I didn’t want anything to bump against the area to break open the blisters, and I keep the areas very clean.  The areas continued to be painless.

On the fourth night, I noticed there was a slight oozing of a clear fluid from one of the blisters. I covered that blister with a gauze bandage, keeping the bandage on during the night and the next day. The following evening, I removed the bandage, and the blister was gone. Actually the blister had flattened.  The other blister had not oozed, but had also flattened. I think our bodies absorb the liquid. It is part of the innate healing abilities that our bodies do so well.

I did not bandage the area again.  I let the area be exposed to air. I am still being  careful with the use of my hand. Again no pain. I continue to watch the areas. The skin that is the flattened blister, continues to protect the burned areas, like a scab.  I expect the skin to start to peel off.  I use Calendula cream to help with the dryness of the skin. And I will continue to use the cream as needed, and if any tenderness or redness develops.

I have not taken any more doses of Cantharis. A homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing. If I started to feel some discomfort again, I would have taken another dose of Cantharis.

The Homeopathic Remedy Cantharis

Cantharis may be used in first aid, acute and chronic conditions. If it fits how the person is feeling, then it is used. For first aid situations, it is a wonderful remedy for burns. Also, it is helpful when someone is experiencing an urinary tract infection. Someone who would benefit from using Cantharis experiences pains that are cutting, smarting and burning. For UTIs, urination is very painful. I wrote a previous post about UTIs and mentioned Cantharis as one of the homeopathic remedies that can be helpful.

Suggested The Use Of Cantharis

Over the years, several of my patients and a yoga classmate have experienced burns, usually while they were cooking. I suggested Cantharis for them, taking it similarly to the way I did. All of them said how how helpful it was in the relief of the pain and the discomfort of the burn, and in helping to heal the area.

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If you are wanting to use homeopathy as part of your health care, whether for first aid situations, acute situations, or chronic ongoing conditions, I would be happy to talk to you. I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

 

 


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Alphabet of Homeopathy – For Fun

For fun, I have listed words, alphabetically, describing homeopathy in some way. Some letters were easier than others to come up with a descriptive word. I only listed one homeopathic remedy as a descriptive word. I couldn’t come up with a word for that letter – the letter is “X”.

Homeopathy Alphabetically

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A – ailments, animals, amelioration, aggravation, alcohol, antimiasmatic, Avogadro’s number

B – (what) bothers you

C – care, complaint, choices

D – dilution, direction of cure, differentiate, disease

E – energy medicine, expression

F – flexible, freedom

G – gestures, gentle healing

H – healing, health, (Samuel) Hahnemann, homeopathy, homeopath

I – individual, impartial, imponderables

J – jargon (one’s use of language), joy (this just keep popping in my head)

K – Kent and his repertory, keynote(s)

L – listening, Law of Similars – Like Cures Like, layers, language

M – movement, miasm/miasmatic, minimum dose, mother tincture, match, materia medica, medicine, modalities

N – nanoparticles, nanomedicne, nosodes, no side effects

O – open, odd, onion, over 4000 homeopathic remedies

P – patient, patience, potentized, potency, plants, periodic table, puzzle, proving, picture, pellets

Q – quantum physics

R – relationship, remedy

S – succussed (shaken), strange, (rare and peculiar symptoms), symptoms, sensation

T – trust, totality, triturate

U – uncovering, unique

V – valuing

W – witnessing, whole, water

X – x-ray (yes, a homeopathic remedy has been made from x-ray)

Y –  you

Z – zig-zag

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If there is a health concern you or a loved one are experiencing, and are wanting homeopathic care, I would be happy to talk with you.  I can be reached here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.