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Emotions – A Big Part Of Someone’s Health

I am always reminded how the emotional side of someone is so much part of their not feeling well. Most of the time, a person comes for homeopathic care because of a physical symptom 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 cloud heartthat is happening in their life at this present time or in the past. Their feelings about this situation are expressed, along with how it has affected them. For me as a homeopath, this emotional component is a big part of understanding the person’s case, the totality of their case, and helps lead to the homeopathic remedy that is helpful for them.

A Patient

I want to tell you about a woman I have seen in my homeopathic practice over the years for various reasons. 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.

My patient 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. (I am not going into detail here.) She felt hurt and left out of her daughter’s life. And she thought that perhaps her daughter was not telling her the truth at times, lying to her. The gums bothered this woman, but the interaction she was having with her daughter also bothered her greatly.

All of this information made up her case. 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. My patient was feeling better.

Everything Is Connected

We know that every thing 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 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 want to add that 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. And homeopathy and therapy can work very well together.

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If I can be of help to you please contact me through this post or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People Showing An Interest in Homeopathy, And Wanting To Know More

A lot of people I talk to have used the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana. Actually, I think Arnica montana is what  150 - boiron arnicaintroduces a lot of people to homeopathy.

What I Hear From People Who Have Used Arnica Montana

People tell me that they use Arnica montana for all different kinds of situations. One woman has used it when she had sprained her ankle. Another woman mentioned that her friend used Arnica montana when they had knee surgery. A mom has said they she uses Arnica montana when her child falls down at the playground. And a man has said that his dentist very often suggests that he use Arnica montana after he has had dental work, such as a filling or an extraction. In all of these situations, Arnica montana has helped. (Click here to read a blog about Arnica montana.)

When I am talking with someone who has a sprained or strained their arm. leg, ankle or wrist, and they have used Arnica montana, I may mention the homeopathic remedy Ruta grav. Often, this remedy is new to the person. They have not heard of it before. And I may mention that it is better to use homeopathy orally, in pellet form, than to use it topically as a cream or ointment, such as ArnicaGel. Generally, homeopathy is used orally, which promotes a deep healing.

And then I say, there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies.

Over 4000 Homeopathic Remedies

People don’t know that there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies. And it isn’t important that they do know. They know of Arnica montana, and maybe they know of a few other homeopathic remedies, and have used them for a stomach ache, indigestion, pain, a cold, or a fever. They have seen 50 homeopathic remedies at their local health food store. People purchase them, self treat, going by what is printed on the label.

Why I mention that there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies is that there is so much more to homeopathy than helping with bruising, traumas, falls, surgeries, which Arnica montana is so helpful for. Homeopathy does help in first aid and acute care, like colds, flus, stomach aches, AND, homeopathy is so helpful for chronic conditions, where other forms of healing, including western conventional medicine has not helped.

So when I say there are over 4000 homeopathic remedies, what I am saying is – you, who have used homeopathy and it has helped, and you who have shown an interest in homeopathy, why not see how homeopathy can be helpful for other health concerns that you or your loved ones may experience. Such as:

  • chronic ear infections, sore throats, stomach aches, colds.
  • on going nightmares and/or fears.
  • a child who is having difficulty at school in terms of behavior, focusing, or paying attention.
  • bedwetting.
  • menstrual difficulties.
  • migraines and other types of headaches.
  • depression, anxiety, fearfulness, difficulty getting out of the house.
  • skin eruptions – eczema, psoriasis, warts, moles, rashes.
  • digestive issues.
  • fatigue, no energy, tires easily.
  • respiratory difficulties – asthma.
  • allergies – seasonal, foods.
  • muscular aches and pains.
  • not well since.
  • just not feeling well.

Healing With Homeopathy

Homeopathy treats the individual person. To me this one of the wonderful aspects of homeopathy. Homeopathy is truly a spiral of colorsmedicine of the individual. The homeopathic practitioner (the homeopath), through observation, listening, questioning, is finding out how each person experiences their particular health concern. Two people can come in for homeopathic treatment, each having the similar complaint, let say headaches, but underneath, deep down to the root cause, each of these two people experience their headache uniquely to them, and differently from each other. The homeopath is hearing, listening and observing each person.

A homeopathic remedy is given, that is similar to what the person is experiencing. The homeopathic remedy is for the individual. This remedy, one out of 4000, stimulates the person’s own wonderful healing ability. The person is feeling better, their immune system is stronger, and what brought the person in is getting better, such as the headaches, from the example I gave.

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I write this blog to educate, to deepen, and to broaden people’s knowledge of homeopathy. I invite those who already have an interest in homeopathy; those who have used homeopathy, finding it helpful; and those who are new to homeopathy and have an interest in holistic medicine, to see how homeopathy can be of help in yours and your loved ones healing. Contact me here through my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.  I would be happy to talk with you, I offer a complimentary Get Acquainted Call.


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We Each Have Our Own Sensitivity

Sensitivity.

We all have our own sensitivity. Why does something bother one person, but the very same thing doesn’t bother another person?  I often give the example of a skin eruption on someone’s hand. For one person, it bothers them so much to the point that they will seek out any and all kinds of treatment to help. Another person, hardly notices it, or if they do, it doesn’t bother them. They live with it. One person is bothered by it, the other is not. One is sensitive about it, the other is not.

Different Sensitivities

Some sensitivities that people may experience are:                                                                                                                          dandalion

  • to noise, to crowds, to fabrics, to foods, to temperatures, to smells, to certain types of people, to violence, to blood, to over stimulation, to under stimulation, to pain, to pressure, to situations, to traveling, to dirt, to germs, and more.

Parts of the body or the functioning of parts of the body that may be more sensitive in someone are:

  • the stomach – digestive issues, the head – migraines, frequent colds, sore throats, respiratory issues, menstrual issues, hormonal issues – in both women and men, skin eruptions, anxiousness, depression/melancholy, fears and phobias, muscular aches and pains, sleep issues, nightmares, eating issues, and more.

Hearing The Sensitivity – A Case of A Boy

The sensitivity is what I hear when someone comes to see me for homeopathy. I hear what bothers the person. I hear how they experience their sensitivity. I hear how they live with the sensitivity, either compensating, making it go away, accepting it, or avoiding it. I hear how the sensitivity affects their life.

I want to tell you about a boy whose parents brought him in for homeopathic care. He was 20 months old at the time. The boy was experiencing nasal congestion, fevers, and possible ear infections, in which several courses of antibiotics had been given. The antibiotics had helped for four weeks, then the congestion, the fevers, the discomfort in the ear returned. He went through this cycle for several months.

As I spoke to the parents and observed the boy, I saw that he had a sensitivity to noise and sounds. His mother told me that when a sound was loud, or if he heard a far off sound, such as an airplane, actually hearing it before she did, he would run to her. She thought that the sounds were scary or frightening to him. He was not saying how he experienced the sounds through words, but showing through his behaviors, reactions, and responses to the sounds. There was a sensitivity to sound. I wondered if the sounds felt uncomfortable or painful to him in some way. Whatever it was, the sounds and noises were too much for him. I really didn’t know how the sounds specifically affected him, but they bothered him greatly, in some way.

boy with truck 2 cartoonThis sensitivity to sound was also expressed as he played. He would make the sounds of trucks, imitating the noises that trucks make as they move, back up, carry things, and push materials. To me, this also showed how sensitive he was to sound. He heard things well, and could reproduce the sounds that he heard.

He has done well with the homeopathic remedy that was similar to what he was experiencing. He hasn’t needed to have any more antibiotics. He has had a few fevers and nasal congestion, but has been able to move through them without any lingering problems. I would be curious to know how his sensitivity to sound and noises are. I would think that he may have less of a sensitivity to them.

Healing With Homeopathy

The sensitivity to sounds is not why the boy’s parents brought him in for homeopathic care. But this sensitivity was very characteristic of him as an individual person, and very much part of him. Homeopathy looks at, and focuses on the whole person. We all of our own sensitivity, and sensitive areas in our body. This is where we may experience symptoms, discomfort, or flare ups when we are experience situations that are stressful physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. With homeopathic care, the sensitivity becomes less and quiets down.

What is your sensitivity? I invite you to contact me either here through the blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com  and set up a Get Acquainted Call. I do work with people who don’t live near me using Skype.


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Homeopathy Helps Men With Their Health

I write so much about women and children in my blog posts. I thought it would be good to write specifically about men, and how homeopathy has helped men in their health.

The inspiration to write this post came from a very short conversation I had with a man at a meeting I attended several weeks ago. I had mentioned to him that I had written a blog post recently saying that women don’t put themselves on the list; that women are busy taking care of others and don’t take care of themselves. He said that women DO take care of themselves. They are always taking care of themselves. It is men who don’t take care of themselves. I asked, why? Why don’t men take care of themselves? Because of weakness. They don’t want to appear weak, he said. Another man, who I spoke to recently, said that men don’t take care of themselves until there is something big. It is interesting to me to hear this.

Men Do Come In For Homeopathy

I do see men in my practice. Perhaps for some of these men, young and old, their coming in was from the urgings of their mother, girlfriend, wife, child, or partner. That may be so, but some men did come in on their own. There was always something in particular that was bothering each of the men, whether a physical complaint, an emotional complaint, a behavioral complaint, a work compliant or something else. This complaint was our start, where we began during the homeopathic consultation. I would want to hear more of what this complaint was like for this man, how he experienced it, along with hearing about his dreams, what he likes to do, what his work is like, his fears, how he handles stress, and more.

Homeopathy looks at each person as an individual, and looks at the whole of this individual. A homeopathic remedy that is similar to all of this, is selected. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the man’s own healing process; it promotes a self-healing. The complaint that brought the man in is better, and he is better in himself, handling what happens in his life in a more constructive way.

Some Of My Patients 

Here are a few of the men I have seen in my homeopathic practice. I write what brought them in, but there is more to each of their cases than what I have written here.

men– a man in his 60’s who experienced unbearable and ongoing itching from a rash in his groin area.

– a teenage boy who experienced seizures very often.

– a 50-year-old man who had chronic colds, and nasal congestion. He was taking antibiotic after antibiotics for these colds.

– a man who had rosacea on his face. He worked physically close to people as a practitioner, and was concerned how his appearance appeared to his patients.

– a man in his 20’s who had eczema on his arms. He too was concerned how others viewed him. He covered up his arms most of the time.

– a man who suffered from PTSD after serving in Iraq. He had difficulty sleeping. He would have angry outbursts very often, and would confront other people in a very angry way.

– a 51-year-old man who had sinus infections with the sensation of a plug in his nose. He was afraid that he was losing his job, and would have to start all over again.

– a 50ish man. He described having the feeling of entrapment in his life,. He had difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. He was concerned about what will happen to his aging parents and his children. He said, he had a general lack of well-being.

– a 15-year old teenager who had panic attacks.

Other Health Issues

The following is a list of some health issues that a man may be experiencing.

  • autoimmune illnesses – arthritis, MS
  • emotional issues – fears, anxiety, depression, prolonged grief, angry outbursts
  • heart conditions
  • respiratory illnesses – asthma, shortness of brief
  • sexual dysfunction
  • digestive issues – bloating, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, indigestion
  • headaches and migraines
  • allergies – seasonal, food, hay fever
  • chronic colds and coughs
  • urinary and bladder infections, painful or difficult urination
  • muscular aches and pain
  • memory loss, loss of concentration, restlessness
  • not recovered from an injury
  • just not feeling well
  • what is bothering you

Healing With Homeopathy

It doesn’t matter how a man comes to homeopathy. It is just good that the man has come in. If you, or a man who you love or care for, is having a health concern, please look into how homeopathy can be of help to you. Either contact me here through this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com   I offer a 15+ minute complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.


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Suffering With An Ongoing Health Concern – Homeopathy Heals

suffer 3I talk to people about homeopathy all the time. Often, they tell me about an ongoing health concern that they, or a loved one, are experiencing, and experiencing for quite a long time, sometimes over 20 years. They tell me that they are using western medications, which alleviates some of their symptoms, their pain, and their discomfort, but just for a short time. And some tell me that they don’t like how they feel when they take these medications. The medications are often quite strong and have side effects. They tell me that they have tried other healing modalities, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, supplements, watching their diet, herbal medicine, and massage. These modalities help, and they don’t help. The person is still not doing well. They tell me that they have frequent flare ups of their health concern, whether it is daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or seasonally. From all that they tell me, I see that they have learned to live with their health concern, and often have to plan their lives around it. It seems to me that these people are suffering, greatly.

Does this sound familiar?

Some Health Concerns

  • Menstrual difficulties – painful, frequent, heavy, peri-menopause, menopause, irregular, poly cystic ovaries
  • Digestive Issues – bloating, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines – allergy headaches, tension headaches
  • Anxiousness
  • Allergies – seasonal, food, environmental
  • Depression – ongoing, postpartum, seasonal
  • Skin eruptions – eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne
  • Chronic earaches , sore throats, coughs
  • Breathing difficulties – asthma
  • Behavioral issues – defiant, tantrums
  • Fears, PST, nightmares
  • Sleep difficulties – insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Fibromyalgia , polymyalgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Prolonged grief
  • Unexplained (have done series of tests that are all negative) pain and discomfort in an area of a body – such as in the shoulder
  • Health concerns after an injury

Suffering

So many people are suffering. sufferingThey are working, raising families, helping their older parents, going to school, interacting with other people and more. They are functioning. They are living their lives, and getting by, or not getting by. Suffering through it all. I always wonder how can they continue to be in this situation.

This is when I want to say – HOMEOPATHY. GO SEE A HOMEOPATH! MAKE A MOVE TOWARD HELPING YOURSELF FEEL BETTER!

Homeopathy

Homeopathy heals at the root of where someone is not feeling well. The healing is of the whole person, in addition to what brought the person in, which is often a health concern that has been bothering them for years. For example, one patient who has had depression for many years, has experienced her depressive state to be less, as well as she is sleeping better, handling the ups and downs of her life better, feeling less anxiety, and is less anxious about her life. Her suffering is less, and she is enjoying life more, and being who she is.

What is your suffering like? Is it time to do something about it?

I would be happy to talk with you on how homeopathy can be of help to whatever is your ongoing suffering, or a loved one’s suffering. Please contact me either through this blog or through my website  www.homeopathytoheal.


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My Head Hurts: Migraines and Headaches – Homeopathy Heals

I was speaking to a holistic health practitioner a couple of weeks ago. She mentioned about a client of hers who suffers with terrible headaches/migraines. This person had done many things to help – western medicine and different forms of holistic medicine. I don’t believe she has done homeopathy, yet.

So many people suffer with headaches and migraines. The headaches can be extremely debilitating and very painful.  Making it Headache2011-09-05very difficult for the person to do their daily activities of work, taking care of their family, and just living. Often, the person needs to take time off from work, and lay down in a quiet, dark room. The flare ups of these headaches can last for a few days, and can occur weekly.

People use many different kinds of medications for their headaches, often labeling some of them as their ” hard core meds”.  These medications may lessen the pain and the length of time of the headache, but the headaches still occur. There is no healing. This is just managing and helping the person get through the headache.

Characteristics Of Headaches

People who have headaches talk about what may trigger their headache, such as ingesting certain foods and drink; being around different scents and smells; being around loud noises or bright lights; changes in climate and weather; changes in altitude; drinking too much or too little coffee; an emotional upset; some kind of allergic reaction; being around smoke, and more. They talk about the type of headache – a sinus headache; a hormonal headache, coming on when the woman has her period or is going through menopause; and a sick stomach headache. Other symptoms are mentioned that are also present with the headache: nausea and vomiting, vision and hearing difficulties, vertigo, emotional changes, depression, bodily aches and pains.  The pain can be described as throbbing, constant, stabbing, squeezing, piercing, drawing, twisting, or in other ways. A particular side of the head may be more prominent, and the pain may move around the head. And, some people mention that they have a sense right before the headache comes on, like an aura type feeling, or a particular smell or other sensitivity.

These are just some of the characteristics that people experience with their headache. You can see how different headaches can be.

Homeopathy Heals Headaches

There are the common symptoms that most people experience when having a headache, and, there are the particular symptoms that an individual has that is unique to them. The latter is what the homeopath wants to find out more about. By listening, observing, and understanding the what, and the how of this person’s headache, the homeopath selects a homeopathic remedy that is similar to this suffering. This homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing.

Your Headache?

What is your headache like?  How does it bother you? This may be the time to see how homeopathy can be of help to you, and to heal your headache and to heal you.

I am very happy to talk to you about your headache. Either contact me here by leaving a comment, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com  I offer a 15+ minute complimentary phone consultation.

 

 


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Homeopathy – Treating the Person Not the Disease

What brings someone to homeopathy is often a specific health concern, a certain symptom or symptoms. For example, someone will say I have Fibromyalgia, can homeopathy help me?

As I said in my blog, THERE IS A NEED FOR HOMEOPATHY, homeopathy can help.

Homeopathy is treating the person, it is treating you, not the disease. The disease is a name, a label to a list of symptoms.  People ask me when they call or when I am talking with them, does homeopathy treat this or treat that? I say yes, it does help. Homeopathy is treating you who has this particular disease or symptom.

We are all unique individuals and experience the disease or symptoms differently from each other. Two people who “have” Fibromyalgia experience it uniquely to themselves. They each may have the common symptoms of Fibromyalgia, the ones listed under the label, the name, but each of them experience the fibromyagia symptoms differently. The how, the what of each person’s experience is what the homeopath wants to understand. This leads the homeopath to select the most similar homeopathic remedy to the person, to the person’s individual state. This is Like Cures Like or the Law of SImilars.  Homeopathy is addressing the healing of the whole person – the emotional, the mental, the physical, and the spiritual sides of the person.

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There isn’t a homeopathic remedy for Fibromyalgia. There is, a homeopathic remedy for the individual person who is experiencing symptoms listed under the name of Fibromyalgia.  Please note, I used Fibromyalgia as an example. What I have written here applies to all disease names, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, urinary tract infections, migraines and more. Homeopathy is treating the person.