When I first sit down with a patient at the initial consultation, I ask “what is bothering you?”, “Why are you here?” As the consultation progresses, I may ask at some point, “from all of what you have said, what is bothering you the most?” And the patient tells me more about this. It is often our door in to finding out about the wholeness of this person.
What Is Bothering The Person
What is bothering the person is very individual, very indicative about the person, and often a manifestation of the root cause. Here are a few of what patients have said to me that is bothering them:
- My nose is running all the time. I have to wipe it. It is annoying.
- It feels as if the food is rotting in my stomach.
- I am so anxious.
- I have difficulty breathing.
- My younger sister is the boss of me.
- My neck hurts all the time.
- I feel as thought there is dripping in my ear.
- The skin eruption on my face doesn’t go away.
- There are bumps on my skin.
- I am not functioning like I did before the accident.
- I am feeling so weak after having the flu.
- I am having these persistent thoughts that scare me.
- It upsets me so much how other people treat animals and older people.
- Loud sounds are uncomfortable to me. (A child runs to his mother when hearing loud sounds.)
You can see how varied it is. And there often is no name to it, nor a name of an illness. It is a sensation, a feeling, a fear, a physical symptom, a thought, a response, a reaction.
I find it very interesting that what can bother one person, such as a skin eruption, may not be bothering another person who also has skin eruptions. This shows me over and over again how individual we all are. My job always, is to see, observe, learn about this person in front of me, and how they experience what bothers them, and how they experience their life. I am learning about the world they live in.
The totality is like this photograph. What is bothering the person is the drop in the water. The ripples from this drop are: the other symptoms the person may be experiencing; how what bothers the person affects them; how the person perceives things that happen to them; their fears; their dreams; the language they use to express themselves; the gestures they make; their history and more. The ripples and the drop are the totality of the person.
What Is Bothering You?
When does what is bothering someone become too much, and that they then want help?
A lot of us live with or through what is bothering us. We accept it, even though it bothers us and affects our lives. Perhaps it is when the pain is too much – the physical, the emotional or the mental pain. Perhaps, it is when we don’t like what is happening or how we feel. Perhaps, it is when we don’t want to feel this way anymore. Perhaps, it is when we want to be better, really better. And perhaps, it is when we see how important it is to take care of ourselves.
I have found that people come to homeopathy because something has been bothering them for awhile. They may have gone to other health practitioners, including western medicine, and have felt that they are not better. This is often when they come to homeopathy.
What is bothering you?
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