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Giving Space

This past week I was reminded about how space is given in the appointment when I see a patient.  Space to talk, to show, to express what is bothering them. Nothing had changed in this particular appointment on how I meet with a patient. I was just reminded of it. I felt and feel a deep respect and wonderment on how homeopathy can give the kind of space that a person needs.

My job is to witness what is bothering the patient. I have learned over the years to meet the patient where they are. To be flexible. Where they are now is where we start in the healing process, giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to them at this time.

How Some Patients Are

Some patients are very factual in their telling of what is bothering them, relating numbers of tests, or not elaborating on how they experience their symptoms. This may be what they are used to when going to a health practitioner. Many times it is a physical symptom or a specific name/label/diagnosis that has brought them in for homeopathic care.

In addition to telling me about their physical symptoms, some patients talk about their emotional state. hands - sculpted Often sharing a story, a situation, or a relationship that they are in now or were in the past, and how they feel about it. How it affects or affected them.

Some patients may not say so much about their physical symptoms. They talk more about the world they life in, their reality, feeling that something is not quite right about it. Often they will say, “This doesn’t make sense”, or “I don’t know what I am saying”, and continue to talk. This is what happened this past week with a patient. I have had people say “I sound crazy” or “This is crazy what I am saying”.

If the person is non verbal, such as a baby, they are expressing themselves in other ways than in words. Wherever the persons speaks from and however they speak.

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I want to mention again how homeopathy can be helpful when someone has coronavirus; for someone who has had the virus and is continuing to not feel well; and someone who may have had a reaction to the vaccine.

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I work with people of all ages who have a persistent and 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 been 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.

I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I have a complimentary 15+ minute Get Acquainted Call. I work with people both virtually and in person in and out of the San Diego area.


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See The Individual, Not The Label of ADD/ADHD, Nor Any Label

I have updated this post that I wrote about 6 years ago. I want to share it with you again.

We are all individuals. ADD/ADHD is a name, a label, to a long list of symptoms, behaviors and responses. When a child, and/or an adult, is not fitting in to the environment of school, of work, of life even, then very often medication is recommended by the person’s physician, and/or by the school.

Some Children I Have Seen In My Practice

Over the years, I have seen many children who have been given the label of ADD/ADHD. sad smiley faceThere may have been a commonality in that they were not doing their work at school, having difficulty focusing and attending, and were easily distracted. Some of these children were proscribed medication – some took it and some did not. I believe that all of the parents of these children were open and wanting other ways of helping their child than using medications.

As I met with the child and their parents, I heard and observed more than that the child was distracted. I believe that each child was suffering in their own way. Below is a short description of some of the children I have seen in my practice.

  • One girl was constantly moving around my office, crawling on the floor, hiding behind the chairs, and going under the desk. As she was moving around and changing her position in the room, she was talking to me.
  • One boy sat still in his chair. At times, while he sat in the chair, he would move his leg. He said if someone did something to him, he automatically (and he used this word automatically) started figuring out how to take revenge on this person. Sweet revenge, he said, and smiled somewhat. He would plan what he would do to this person. He experienced very frightening dreams of dark images, which he said came right up to his face. After the first dose of the homeopathic remedy, he said that the automatic feeling of needing to take revenge on someone was gone; he didn’t feel it anymore.
  • One boy had the urge to just run away from where he was. He felt very poorly about himself. At school, it was difficult to focus on what needed to be done in terms of his schoolwork. He was very concerned on how he said things, because it might be hurtful to someone.
  • When I first met this boy at the  door, he wanted to hide behind his mom. He also didn’t want to be videotaped. He felt embarrassed. During the school day, he was not focusing on his schoolwork. Once home, his mother needed to help him with his homework, going over the material he had learned during the day. After the first dose of the homeopathic remedy, both his mother and his teacher noticed that he was more focused on his work. His mother said that he seemed calmer.
  • Another boy had angry outbursts and tantrums at home, at school, and in public areas.
  • A boy who had a lot of fears at night.

There is more to each of these children than what I have written here. You can see how different each of these children are. Each child was given a homeopathic remedy that fit them, not the label of ADD/ADHD.

Healing With Homeopathy

children playing by beachWith the healing with homeopathy, the child becomes more of who they are. The child is not changed. They become who they are fully, being curious and creative children. With the healing  process, the child no longer experiences the inner interferences that has made it difficult for them to interact in their environment, the world around them, and with their family and friends.

Although, I have written mostly about children in this post, all of this applies to teenagers and adults as well, who may have been given the label of ADD/ADHD or are taking medication. We are all individuals, and our treatment needs to fit us, not a label. The individuality of the person is what that has been given.

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I would be happy to talk to you further about yourself or a loved one who may have been given the label of ADD/ADHD or if there is another health issue they are experiencing. You can contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I see people both virtually and in person. I offer a complimentary 15+ Get Acquainted Call.


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“Long Haul” Cases

I was listening to an interview on an NPR program. The program was talking about long haul cases after someone has had the coronavirus (COVID- 19).  In this program it was mentioned that after people had the coronavirus, people are experiencing lingering symptoms that are affecting their every day life and work. They are having difficulty in getting disability or insurance coverage. Medical tests are being given by doctors, showing that there are no medical problems. Some doctors are saying that these health issues may all be in someone’s head, psychosomatic. This is similar to what is often said about someone who has chronic fatigue syndrome. In a way, it is a dismissal of what people are experiencing. The long haul symptoms are becoming chronic health issues.

I have written in past blog posts how homeopathy is helpful for people who have the coronavirus, had the virus, and have or had a reaction to the vaccine. Over these last two years, I have attended many webinars on how homeopathy is helpful for these situations. One of the homeopaths who gives these webinars is Jeremy Sherr. In his last webinar, he was saying that this virus, the Omicron, jumps all over the place and comes back. He has seen, and I have also seen in myorange-2912863_960_720 practice, that several homeopathic remedies are needed over the course of when someone is ill. This is generally the case with acute illnesses, like a virus. He also said, that it is important to address the person when they are sick, with homeopathy, helping to prevent the possibility of a long haul case developing, which can become a chronic health issue.

A CASE

This is a woman, who when she first became ill, started with a very high fever, about 100F to 101F, which ran for about 5 days. The first day she had a severe headache. She said it hurt all over her head and lying down to sleep did not help. After the 5th day, the fever lowered to about 99F, running off and on for several days. Her normal is about 96.7F.  She had a dry cough, in her throat. Nothing was in her chest. At night, her mouth was very dry. She drank a lot of water at night helping with the dry mouth. Sleep was not necessarily good; it was the sick sleep. She had different dreams. One dream was very unusual for her. She had it twice in one night. This dream lead to a choice of a homeopathic remedy for her. She was tired and napped. Her appetite was less, and food didn’t taste good. About 10 – 14 days, the fever stopped. She started to feel very weak. having no stamina she said. Doing any household task was – how am I going to do this? Not having the stamina was the hardest and actually the scariest part of being sick. Am I going to get better? she thought.

We used different homeopathic remedies over this period of time, as the symptoms changed and moved. There wasn’t necessarily one homeopathic remedy that I would say addressed her the whole time. I think though that they helped to move to case. The fever lessened and went away. The dry mouth subsided. She started to get her strength and stamina back, taking things slowly as she went back to work and doing her daily activities. There were no lingering symptoms. This didn’t turn into a long haul case.  She also took supplements during this time.

HOMEOPATHY TO HEAL

I like to give people hope in regards to their health care. Homeopathy can be helpful when someone is sick with an acute illness. One or several homeopathic remedies may be needed when someone is sick. These remedies assist the body in its innate healing ability, helping to move the person through the illness so they are no longer stuck. The long haul cases are stuck. Homeopathy helps to prevent long haul cases or a chronic health issue to not develop after having the coronavirus.

I invite you to see how homeopathy could be of help to you or a loved one who is experiencing long haul symptoms, the virus, side effects, or any other health issue. It is never too late to use homeopathy. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I work with people in person and virtually.


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Unfolding

Working with a patient, getting to know and witnessing what is bothering them is like an unfolding flower. A flower unfolds and opens up, first starting out as a tightly, closed bud, and then slowly or rose-2634412_960_720quickly opening up to its fullest bloom. A patient does the same thing, starting with the complaint of what is bothering them, which is often something physical, then going deeper. This is the unfolding.

Unfolding

It may be that the patient says, “I have this disease, this illness.” And gives a name. Or they have experienced a trauma or an injury. For example:

  • Someone says they have a particular disease or health condition such ADHD, fibromyalgia, asthma, eczema. And asks, what homeopathic remedy would you give me for this?  The thinking here is that the person has this, a name of an illness, and wants a medicine for this particular illness.
  • Someone has had a fall and bruised their leg. They use the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana to help with the trauma of the fall and the bruising of their leg.

In the next layer, the patient may say they have a particular illness, AND, they will start to talk about very specific symptoms that they are experiencing. These symptoms may not be what are typically listed under the disease name, but are unique to how this individual is experiencing this. At this layer, the patient is starting to tell more about themselves as an individual person, and how they are experiencing what bothers them. It is not just the name of the illness.  An example:

  • A sore throat. They may have been told they have strep throat. The person says that it is on the right side. Feels very sore. When they swallow it hurts. The sore throat came on suddenly. The pain is throbbing and pulsating. There is a fever. The person feels almost delirious.

At deeper layers, the patient will talk even more about themselves and how they are experiencing what bothers them in regards to the physical symptoms, and in their life, talking about emotional reactions and responses. They will describe how they experience the pain or the discomfort, and how it affects them. Often, a particular sensation will be described, that is experienced on many levels. They talk about dreams and fears. The homeopath starts to see a thread running through what the patient is saying, that connects the physical, the emotional, and the mental states. This all makes up the totality of the person. For instance:

  • A woman tells me about the arthritic type pains she experiences in her hands. The pain makes it difficult for her to hold and grasp objects. When she cooks or does household tasks, her hands are extremely painful. She cooks a lot. She says the pain feels as if her hands are being squeezed really, really tightly. She makes a hand gesture when she is talking about the squeezing. (I watch for hand gestures, especially recurring hand ones. These gestures express energy.) Her husband is having business difficulties. She says that she and her husband have been taken advantaged of by other people, people they had trusted. She would like to get back at these people, to take revenge on them.

Meeting The Patient Where They Are

Just as a flower unfolds, so does a person. Starting with one layer and then moving to another one, unfolding, opening. Each person is different. Whatever the top layer is, what is being expressed, is where we start.

One homeopathic remedy may be used and is healing. Other times, a series of homeopathic remedies are  used as different layers emerge and there is a deeper understanding of what the person is experiencing.

I have found that it is always meeting the patient where they are. The totality of where they are now, giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to this.

The examples above are of people who told me what they were experiencing verbally. When I see a baby, or someone who can’t speak for themselves, or an animal, we go by observation and what their parents, their family members and caretakers, or human person can tell me. The person or animal is telling us what is bothering them, not necessarily in words, showing us by behaviors, physical responses, dislikes and likes, what has changed from before, and more. Homeopathy works for them too. They patient doesn’t have to be verbal.

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I was recently asked if I see people who have lingering effects from the coronavirus. I said yes. I want to mention it here again that homeopathy is very helpful for people who have the virus; who may have had the virus in the past and are experiencing lingering symptoms and effects from it, (“long haul”); and who may have had a reaction to one of the vaccines.

I invite you to contact me if there is something that is bothering you or a loved one. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I work with people both in person and virtually.


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It Is Always Individual

Homeopathy is not a one size fits all form of medicine.

In homeopathy, it is always finding out about the person, and giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to what they are experiencing, that fits them at this time. My job is to find out about each person, about how THEY experience what bother them, not just going by the name, label, or diagnosis of what they “have”.

It is always individual.

Two people who come to see me may have the same “name” of their health issue. Each of these two people nature-2713472_1280will most likely need a different homeopathic remedy, one that is similar to  them. Yes, they have the same “name” of a health issue, and may experience some of the same symptoms, yet hearing more about how each person experiences what bothers them, shows how different each of them are, thus leading to what homeopathic remedy is similar to them. It is always individual.

That is it always individual applies to whatever brings someone in for homeopathic care. A person may be experiencing behavioral issues, ear infections, sound sensitivities, other types of sensitivities, digestive issues, menstrual issues, allergies, skin eruptions, headaches, flus, the coronavirus, reactions to vaccines, first aid, traumas, anything that bothers a person.

At the start of the initial appointment, I always ask, what is bothering you? We go from there, putting together the pieces that make up this person. Doing it together. Seeing a totality. Giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to the totality. (The main principle of homeopathy is Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars.) The homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing.

If there is something that is bothering you or a loved one, I invite you to contact me. I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call. I see people of all ages, babies through older adults. I work both in  person and virtually. Contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.


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A Question I was Asked: Are People Who Come For Homeopathy Feeling Desperate?

Last week, I was asked if many of the people I see for homeopathy are desperate?

I answered yes. I then said that I see people who are not desperate too, maybe when they first came to me, they were.

Many people who do contact me have a health issue that has been bothering them for awhile. They have tried other healing modalities, including western medicine and may be using medications. (Homeopathy can be used along side western medicine.) The person is not feeling better. The time frame for them of experiencing their health issue may be for several years, several months, and even just a few months and they are feeling that they are getting worse.

Maybe these people who call me are desperate. They are not feeling better, that is for sure. They don’t necessarily want to take certain medications, indefinitely. They may be feeling discouraged because they are not finding the help they need.

My answer of yes, I do see people who are not desperate: As I mentioned above, very often people start seeing me for homeopathy because of a chronic and ongoing health issue. They may have been desperate then. That health issue has eased and they are feeling better. If something comes up, like a flu, a cold, an injury, a skin eruption or another health issue, they come to see me along with seeing their physician, acupuncturist, chiropractor, herbal medicine practitioner. Homeopathy has become part of their healing resources. I love that. This is often reflected in my work with families, in which I see several candle-179298_960_720members of a family when different health issues come up.

One definition of desperate in The New Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “being beyond or almost beyond hope”.  I feel that homeopathy can very often help someone and help with their healing. I am hopeful. This is why I say there is such a need for homeopathy.

These are some of the “desperate” issues people have called me about over the last 6 months: over sensitivity to sounds/noises, warts, hormonal imbalances, a benign growth that is getting bigger, heart issues (may or may not be taking medications), hemorrhoids, menstrual issues, recovering from a virus (including the coronavirus), digestive issues, fatigue, insomnia, grief, eczema, a reaction to a vaccine, aches and pains, car sickness. Some people made an appointment and some people did not.

I offer a complimentary 15 + minute Get Acquainted Call. This gives the prospective patient an opportunity to tell me a little bit about what is bothering them, and for me to tell them a little bit about homeopathy. To me this is actually the start of the appointment. I always say in making your choice do what feels right to you.

If you or a loved one have a health issue that doesn’t seem to be resolving, I invite you to contact me and let’s do a Get Acquainted Call. I see babies through older adults, for all sorts of health issues. Some people come in with a name, label or diagnosis of what is bothering them. Some people say this _________ is what is bothering me. I work with people virtually and in person. I see people in and out of the San Diego area. You can contact me here or through my website www.homeopthytoheal.com.


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Not Doing

I missed sending the blog post last week. I have been sick. I am starting to feel better. It has been a slow process.

I used homeopathy. Took vitamins. Slept. Got some fresh and sun. Stayed low. Cancelled appointments. Two friends did some grocery shopping for me. So thankful. It is not easy for me to ask for help.

I was very tired, and had such little energy. I had run a fever before this.

In my posts, I talk about that it is okay to be sick. That it is our body, our being telling us to slow down. And it is okay. Yet, it was difficult. I felt very discouraged, depressed, sad, anxious, quite honestly.

Before I had gotten sick, I felt that there was so much to do. OVERWHELMINGLY things to do. Almost feeling panicky about needing to get things done. Whether that was true or not, doesn’t matter. It is how I felt. I still have this feeling, somewhat less. I wonder if my being sick was a way to say, hey don’t do. These things can wait. Take care of you.

I am starting to pace myself. Slowly starting to do things. Seeing patients virtually. I have only seen two so far. Pacing is what keeps coming up. And saying, yes, there may be things to do and get done. And they can wait.

In a way, I am hoping that my learning, or being forced to learn, that things can wait will carry over. And to pace myself. And to listen to what I need, on all levels.

Sitting and just sitting. Being, just being. I have been lying on my back on the ground under my wonderful Mulberry Tree.

I often talk about the body, the being, the vital force having a wonderful ability to heal itself. Sometimes it takes time. We may not like to hear that. I know I don’t.

If I can be of help homeopathically to you or a loved one, I invite you to contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call to see if homeopathy is something you would like to pursue.


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2022 – New Doors To Open

2022

A New Year.

New possibilities.

New doors to open.                            open door

A new door – maybe homeopathy for some of you. Or a continuing open door for others.      

We have choices in our health care.

My intention for writing these blogs is to let people know they have choices regarding their health care. When someone is not feeling well or has tried different healing modalities, they might say, I will look into homeopathy.

Over the years, I have seen the way people heal. Sometimes it is very fast, especially with a first aid or an acute illness, like a flu, cold, sore throat, upset stomach. With these situations, often several homeopathic remedies may be needed, moving from one homeopathic remedy to another fairly quickly.

(Note: homeopathy is very helpful for traumas, physical, emotional, and mental, that have occurred recently and in the past. Actually, homeopathy is helpful for health issues that the person may have had in the past.)

With a chronic, ongoing health issue, that a person may experience flare ups periodically, the process of healing is slower. With this too, we may use several different homeopathic remedies, using one at a time, letting each homeopathic remedy help in the way it can, assisting in the healing. Then moving to another homeopathic remedy. It is like an unfolding, or a ladder with each rung being a homeopathic remedy, leading to the next one. The goal is to heal, not to palliate.

Homeopathy is always finding out how each individual experiences what bothers them. This too, is part of the unfolding. Seeing, hearing, observing, witnessing (we do this together) what the person is experiencing, then giving the similar in the form of the homeopathic remedy. Like Cures Like or the Law of Similars is the main principle of homeopathy. The homeopathic remedy assists in the healing process of the person, stimulating the person’s healing ability.

I invite you to open a new door.

If I can be of help homeopathically, please contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I offer a 15 minute Get Acquainted Call to see if homeopathy is a fit for you. I see people of all ages, babies through older adults, for many of the health issues people experience today. I see people in and out of the San Diego area both in person and virtually.

Happy 2022 Year to you all.


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Present Moment

This is a quote from Pema Chodron. I used this quote in a previous post –BE Where You Are. I wanted to use this quote again.

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. It is all we ever have so we might as well work with gull in flightit rather than struggle against it. We might as well make it our friend and teacher rather than our enemy.”

I like what she says about working with and making the present moment your friend. To use it. To learn from it. To see what it has to offer.  

PRESENT MOMENT

When I see a patient, I am seeing how they are in their present moment. Past illnesses, traumas, emotional upsets, older physical symptoms along with symptoms or the health issue they brought the patient make up this present moment. I call this present moment, the totality of the person. Totalities change, just like present moments change. 

The present moment is where we start. It is an unfolding process. Often a series of homeopathic remedies are used as the healing process unfolds. The unfolding reflects a deeper understanding of what the person is experiencing. Each homeopathic remedy helps in this process, moving it along.  

THIS PAST YEAR

Over this past year of 2021, I have seen people of all ages, 9 months to 81 years, for many different health issues. Some people sought out homeopathic care for physical issues, and some for emotional issues. Very often, the physical and the emotional issues are interwoven. All the symptoms are part of the totality of the person.  

These are some of the health issues that brought people in for homeopathic care during this year of 2021. issues: 

Warts
Coronavirus
Menstrual issues
Chronic pain
Digestive issues
Grief
Reaction to vaccines
Insomnia
Extreme pain and sensitivity to noise and sounds
Shingles
Concussion
Fatigue
Flu
Hemorrhoids
Nausea
Stomachaches
Anxiety
Eczema
First aid – healing from a surgery, fall, cut on an arm
A trauma – emotional, physical
Coughs
Internal bleeding

Just not feeling well

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I invite you to contact me here on my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call. I would be happy to talk with you. I see people in and out of the San Diego area in person and virtually.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday season. Be well. Be safe. Be in the present moment.


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Flu – Taking Care Of Yourself

Wishing you all a happy HOLIDAY SEASON!

At this time of year we start to hear about the flu. We are also hearing about a new variant of the coronavirus.

Homeopathy has always been helpful for someone who has the flu. It also has been helpful for people who have come down with any of the strains of the coronavirus. Historically, homeopathy has been helpful during pandemics. This was so during the 1918- 1919 Spanish Flu.

Usually, when there is an epidemic, and also during a flu season, specific homeopathic remedies are used for the particular strain of flu or for the epidemic at that time. This has been so with the coronavirus epidemic that we have been going through, whether it is with having come down with the virus; having lingering, long haul types of symptoms; or experiencing side effects from the vaccines.

Taking Care Of Yourself 

It is always good to take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself can mean a lot of different things:beach-690125_960_720

  • Using different healing modalities  – chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, vitamins, western medicine.
  • Exercising – going for walks or hikes, yoga, swimming.
  • Being in nature. (I love the beach.)
  • Pursuing activities you love.
  • Eating good, organic, nourishing foods.
  • Sleeping well and feeling rested.
  • Laughing and smiling.
  • Being with people you love.
  • Checking in with yourself. Being aware of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Having a spiritual practice. This can be a lot of different things, even some of what is listed above.

“HEY SLOW DOWN”

Sometimes, though, even with taking care of yourself, you may become ill. It is okay to be sick. I think we have come to the thinking that being sick is not good. When we are sick or not feeling well, it is our body, our vital force, telling us “Hey, slow down. I am making you slow down.” When we are sick, we do slow down, rest and take the the time to care for ourselves.

Our bodies have a wonderful ability to heal itself. Sometimes we need a little help. Homeopathy assists the body in its own healing. The symptoms that a person is experiencing is the way the person is trying to heal themselves. Sometimes the person gets stuck in these symptoms. The homeopath uses the symptoms as a guide to help select the homeopathic remedy that fits the person, that is similar to the person. This is Like Cures Like or The law of Similars, which is one of the main principles of homeopathy. The given homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing, getting them unstuck. Sometimes a series of homeopathic remedies are needed, using one at a time, as the person moves through the healing process. 

Guest On Live Stream

I was a guest on Helene Stelian’s Facebook Live Stream through her  Page – Empowering Women in Midlife.  Here is the link to the YouTube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CePZyXFxax4

Homeopathy To Heal

If I can be of help to you or a loved one regarding the flu or any other health concern, I invite you to contact me here or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call. I see people in person and virtually, in and out of the San Diego area.