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Repost: When A Child Runs A Fever

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post about children and fevers. I am reposting it here. We often feel frightened when a loved one is running a fever, and feel that we need to do something about it right away.

Fevers are part of our body’s innate healing process. There are homeopathic remedies that are helpful when someone has a fever.

Here is the post:

This weekend I was at a friend’s open house, and I was talking to a mom about her 2 year old little girl, Sarah, not her real name. Sarah was getting over being sick.  She had had a fever that ran more at night, than in the daytime. She had the fever for about 2 days, and it was pretty high. Sarah’s mom told me that this was the first time Sarah has been sick, and it was frightening to see her daughter run the fever and not feel well.

I commented to Sarah’s mom, that a fever is a good thing. It is the body’s way of healing. She agreed with me.

This is more of what I told Sarah’s mom:

Children often run higher fevers than adults do. With children, fevers, and other symptoms, come on quickly and suddenly, and seem to be very extreme; and, the fevers go away quickly and suddenly as well. This suddenness and extreme symptoms teddy-242868_960_720are a reflection of a STRONG vital force. It is a good sign. It is showing health. The body is doing what is does so well. The person doesn’t necessarily feel so good, but a fever is a good sign of health.

In comparison, someone who does not have a strong vital force, such as an older person or someone who has an ongoing chronic condition, may not run a fever at all, run a low fever, or run a fever on and off. And the illness may just drag on.

I added, that it is very common for children to run a fever at night, be fine the next day, playing and being active, and then run the fever again at night. Sarah’s mom said that is what had happened with Sarah, for two days.

I could tell that Sarah’s mom felt better hearing this. She seemed more relaxed, knowing that Sarah is healthy, and her body is  doing what a healthy body does.

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Sometimes, a person needs some help in their healing process. Homeopathy can be very helpful when someone is running a fever, has the flu, or has a cold. And if you are concerned when you or a loved one is running a fever, it is always good to check with your physician.

If I can be of any help, please contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I do see patients outside the San Diego area through the use of Skype, Whatsapp and Facetime.

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Repost: Homeopathy, Helpful When Someone Has The Measles

This is a reposting of a blog I wrote in February 2015.

We have been hearing a lot again in the news about outbreaks of the measles. When I wrote the post, I felt it was important to give positive and constructive information if someone does become sick with the measles. I still feel that way.  I have added a few other things to the post.

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I think it is important for parents to know that if their child, or themselves as an adult, become ill with measles, or any other childhood disease, homeopathy can help during these times. And, to know that homeopathy is helpful if someone has vaccinated their child and there are adverse reactions to the vaccines.

The body has a wonderful ability to heal itself. It is when the body gets stuck, that help may be needed, and this is when homeopathy will be useful. The homeopathic remedies are helping the body with its own healing abilities.

It is important to see your physician, and if you choose to use homeopathy, to see a practitioner of homeopathy, a homeopath, to help in this health situation. You don’t want to self treat.

Measles

Measles is one of several childhood diseases. It is important that the rash develops, and moves downward. That is an indication of healing – from the inside out, and from the top downward. To read more about direction of healing, read my blog post on direction of cure.

Symptoms of measles:

  • Fever of 102 – 104 Fahrenheit
  • Watery eyes – eyes inflamedmeasles
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Hard, dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Seldom has an appetite
  • Tongue may be coated
  • Breath – sick smelling
  • Rash may start in mouth on 2nd or 3 rd day. Tiny, white spots in inner lining of the mouth, called Koplik’s Spots.
  • On 4th or 5th day, an itchy red, rash will appear. Large, flat blotches. They may run into each other. The rash starts on the face, moving downward. (This is a Direction of Cure.) Lasting 4 -7 days. Rash is a good sign.
  • Fever may rise as rash moves down the body, and subside in a few days.
  • Lasts around 10 days
  • Most contagious, 2 – 4 days before rash appears. Still keep child isolated for 5 days after rash develops.

Observation To Help Come to a Homeopathic Remedy

It is best to observe the person: their physical state, emotional state, and mental state. It is matching what the person is experiencing to a homeopathic remedy that is similar. This is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similiars, the main principle of homeopathy.

Some areas to observe and note:

  • Symptoms come on suddenly or gradually
  • Which are the prominent symptoms? Fever, restlessness, fatigue, eye irritations, runny nose, rash
  • Color of nasal discharge. Does it irritate the skin?
  • Sensitivity to light. How do the eyes feel?
  • Reaction to motion
  • Limbs or facial muscles jerk or twitch
  • Feel tired or heavy
  • Cough or chest pains. What is the cough like?
  • Headache. Location of pain.  What is pain like?
  • Rash – present or not, discomfort
  • Thirst or no thirst.
  • Digestive issues – nausea, diarrhea, constipation.
  • Emotional state – irritability, wanting to be alone, wanting to be around others
  • Desire of fresh air

Of course, it is important to get as much rest and sleep as one can, drink fluids, eat if one wants to or not. Being in a dark room may help if someone is very sensitive to the light. Vitamin C and A can be helpful as well.

Homeopathic Remedies

homeopathic vialsThe ill person may start with one homeopathic remedy and then need to change to another, as they move through the illness. The homeopathic remedies are helping the body in its own healing abilities. One homeopathic remedy is used at a time.

Here is a short description of some of the remedies that are useful when someone has the measles.

Aconite – Restless. Eyes ache in the light. Eyes and nose are streaming. Hard, croupy cough. Useful in early days of measles, especially if it has come on suddenly. Has a fever. Fearful.

Apis – High fever. Skin swollen. Inflamed eyes and lips. Worse by heat. Thirstless. Irritable. may be delirious. Restless. Can’t stay still.

Belladonna – Useful in early stage, like Aconite. And can be useful after the rash has developed. Restless, red face and flushed,. Thirstless. Throbbing headache. Skin is damp from fever. May be delirious. Unable to sleep. Limbs may twitch and jerk. Has a sore throat. Bothered by noise, light and jarring.

Bryonia – When rash is slow or late to appear, or doesn’t develop fully. Taking Bryonia will bring out the rash. When chest is affected. Cough is dry and painful, and made worse by motion. Lies still, hurts to move. (Differentiating with Gelsenium, which is too tired to move.) Pale face, red eyes. Can have constipation and a frontal headache. Dry mouth. Thirst for large amounts of cold water between long intervals. Worse by any motion and warmth. Better by being still and with cold things.

Euphrasia – Nasal discharge and eye symptoms are dominate. Eyes are sensitive to light. Acrid tears streaming from red, swollen eyes, which irritates the checks. Profuse watery nasal discharge that does not irritate the nose nor the upper lip. (Different from Gelsenium). Harsh cough. may have a headache. Nasal and eye symptoms are better in the open air.

Gelsenium – Also helpful in early stages, and after rash has developed. Begins slowly. Lethargic, feels heavy. Doesn’t want to be disturbed, doesn’t want to move. Motionless, because they are too tired. Not very thirsty. Chilly, though feverish. Complaining of achiness. Harsh, croupy cough. Hoarseness. Watery nasal discharge that irritates the nose and upper lip (different from Euphrasia). When rash starts, it is very itchy.

Kali bichromicum – The rash appears on the 4th or 5 th day, and the fever usually lessens at that time. The cough is looser during the day. Laryngitis with a hoarse, brassy cough may develop. Feels a tickle at the base of the throat. The expectoration is long strings of a ropy, tough mucus, yellow in color. There may be an earache and nausea. Watery eyes. And eyelids stick together.

Pulsatilla – Useful in later stages of measles, when fever has subsided. Similar to Kali bichromicum, but milder. Nasal discharge is thick and yellowish. Profuse tearing from the eyes. Cough is dry at night, loose during the day. Symptoms worse at dusk. wants cool air, worse in heat. Little thirst. May have nausea with diarrhea. Earaches. Wants to be with other people. Wants sympathy.  Changeable in moods. Likes the open air.

Rhus Tox – Intensely itchy rashes. Worse at night and during rest. Restlessness. Rash recedes or fails to appear.

A Healing With Homeopathy

Homeopathy can be a wonderful help in the healing when someone has contracted measles. The information in this blog is to show you that there is help when someone becomes ill with the measles.

We are hearing news that may scare us. I want to ease your fears and to give you information that is helpful.

If you or a loved one has developed measles, contact your physician, and also contact a homeopath to help with homeopathic care during this time. I am available either through this blog, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com

 

 

 


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Putting Together The Jigsaw Puzzle Of You

I have noticed lately that I am again using the analogy of a jigsaw puzzle, when I am talking to someone about homeopathy, and what happens when they come in for homeopathic care. I wrote about putting together a jigsaw puzzle in an early post, which you can read here. I want to share this thought again.

What I Am Saying Now

This is what I am saying to a patient: It is as if we are doing a jigsaw puzzle together. You are giving me the pieces – what you are experiencing, what your symptoms are like, why they bother you, your past puzzle-colorful pieceshistory, your dreams, your fears, your emotions, and more.

We do not have a finished picture of what it will look like to guide us as we are putting the pieces together. We don’t have a picture on the box cover.

I love this analogy of the jigsaw puzzle. I love it because we, the patient and I, are doing this process together. We are witnessing what bothers them, together. It is a joint endeavor.

Jigsaw Puzzle

Sometimes, I don’t get all the pieces of the puzzle at one time. I may get some at the first appointment, and then more at subsequent appointments. It is a process, a process of putting together the puzzle. We start with one homeopathic remedy. And often, another one or several will be needed, as a deeper and fuller picture emerges. I believe that each homeopathic remedy that is used, is helpful in its own right. It may open up or remove a layer, so we, the patient and I, can witness more of what is going with the person.

A Patient

There is a patient I have been working with for about 10  months. She has done veryrose-3430964__340 well with homeopathy. She had originally come to homeopathy for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue type of symptoms. Recently I saw her, and we went a little deeper into her feelings of anxiety and fear. When I looked back on the first meeting we had together, something she had said at that time about feeling paralyzed really fit the picture now. I hadn’t quite understood it before, but now it made more sense.  This is a good example of the homeopathic process, and of putting the puzzle pieces together.

Homeopathy To Heal

I invite you to bring your puzzle pieces to homeopathy. Let’s put them together, making the whole picture of you, so you can feel better.

I am happy to talk with you. You can contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.


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Making Homeopathy Visible – Inspired By Seth Godin

“The invisible limits

Words like חמץ and kx’āhã don’t appear in English. These words, like thousands of others, include sounds that aren’t part of the normal spoken range of the language. We don’t have difficulty saying or hearing these sounds, they’re simply sounds we have rules against.

The question is: Is the alphabet we use missing those sounds because we don’t use them, or is it that we don’t use those sounds because we don’t have letters for them?

If you can’t see it, you can’t say it. And that goes for more than words.”

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The above is from Seth Godin’s blog for March 18, 2019. If you click on the title above, “The invisible limits”, you will go to Seth’s site.

Inspired By Seth Godin

I wanted to share Seth Godin’s post with you. The last line has some similarities about homeopathy, particularly about people knowing about homeopathy.  If someone does not see homeopathy, they don’t say it, they don’t seek it out and use it. Specifically, if they don’t see it:

  • in the media – written, audio, TV
  • on business signs on buildings
  • as part of a integrative health practice
  • listed as one of the healing modalities that is offered through their health care plan
  • included in health articles

All of what we don’t see, such as homeopathy, is still out there. Homeopathy may be somewhat invisible here in the United States, but in other countries, such as England, France, Germany, India, Australia, homeopathy is visible. It is seen, is known, is used, and is often a big part of someone’s health care.

Making Homeopathy Visible

I work at making homeopathy visible. I write this blog about homeopathy. At times, I offer classes and talks about homeopathy. I talk about what I do with people I meet. I am always wanting to get homeopathy out to people. Basically, saying: hey, homeopathy is a wonderful healing modality that is helpful for so many health concerns people experience today, and it can be used along with other healing modalities.

I have often said over the years, that I need a building, with a BIG NEON sign on it, blocks spelling homeopathysaying HOMEOPATHY.

Making homeopathy visible.

To all my readers, a big thank you, because you help make homeopathy visible.

And as an aside, throughout homeopathy’s history, there have been times that it was very visible and part of people’s health care. Other times, homeopathy was not seen as well, not as visible, but was still available and used. Homeopathy won’t go away. It will be here, helping people with their health.

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If I can be of help to you or a loved one, please contact me here on the blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com

 


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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