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What Is Bothering You?

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

The totality is like this photograph. What is bothering the person is the drop in the drop of waterwater. 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?

I would be happy to talk with you. I offer a complimentary 15 minute Get Acquainted Call. Either contact me on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

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Physical Complaint – Door Into the Whole Person

People often say to me – I have a skin issue (or some other physical complaint) and this is what I want to be better; and, isn’t homeopathy just for physical complaints?

It is true that most of the time someone does come in for homeopathic care for a physical complaint, such as skin eruptions, digestive issues, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, ongoing pain, women’s issues, recurring colds, and more. But homeopathy addresses and doorheals the whole person. The physical complaint is many times the “door”, the opening to knowing more about the person. It is the starting place.

As The Patient Talks

As the person talks about their physical complaint, more comes out about them – the door opens. The person will talk about the sensations they experience; their feelings and emotions; how they look at the world; fears; dreams; reactions and responses to things happening in their life; their interests; and their history. This is all expressed through the words and the language used, the hand gestures that are made, and their body movements. The homeopath listens, observes, witnesses, and follows all of this.

Often, the physical complaint is reflecting where the individual person’s sensitivity lies – a particular part of the body, a particular discomfort or pain, the functioning of a part of the body. The physical complaint may be experienced more frequently when the person is feeling stressed, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, and/or spiritually stressed. We often hear people saying things like, my stomach just gets so upset when this happens (fill in the blank). Or I notice that my skin breaks out when ____________ . The physical complaint is not a separate part from the emotional or mental state. Everything is all connected.

One Woman

One woman came to homeopathy for a physical complaint. She had experienced a very severe head trauma, for which she was receiving treatment for, but she was experiencing lingering affects from the trauma and wanted more help. She had difficulty doing         particular tasks and her functioning ability was much lower than it had been before the trauma. She also had headaches. This was her “door”.

As she healed, her quality of functioning improved and her headaches decreased. She said she felt more relaxed about the events in her life and with the interactions with other smilepeople. I don’t get as worried as I used to, she said, and I don’t have the angst that I had before. The  healing with homeopathy helped with her physical complaint, and with her emotional and mental health as well.

Healing The Whole

Nothing is in isolation. The physical complaint is not separate from the whole. The physical complaint is often the “door” in, into hearing about the whole person. The healing is of the whole person – the physical complaint and more.

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Homeopathy – Healing The Whole Shebang

tree-309046__180Homeopathy is truly a holistic form of medicine. Homeopathy focuses on and treats the whole person. I wrote in an earlier post about my mulberry tree in my backyard. I used the tree as an analogy to wholeness. You can read that post here.

What brings someone in for homeopathic care is usually a specific reason – a physical complaint, an emotional issue, a lingering affect from an accident, an ongoing response to something, or just doesn’t feel right. In addition to hearing about this specific health concern, the homeopath is also finding out about the whole person. The specific health concern is often a reflection/a manifestation/an expression of the whole.

Wanting The Whole Shebang

I often say that I want the whole shebang in a healing for the patient. What I mean is that medicine-wheel-401408_960_720there is a healing for what brought the person in, AND there is a healing in the person themselves as a whole. This could mean that other health concerns that may bother the person are better; the person is eating and sleeping better; and there is a shift in the person’s mindset. The person has a better sense of themselves, and becomes more of who they truly are, not being held back by limitations, either physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.

A Good Example

Recently, I had a very good example of this – a healing of the wholeness.

A patient who has been seeing me for over 6 months for homeopathy, recently told me that her gynecologist had noted that she is moving through menopause in a very timely way. A blood test had been given to my patient, and the results from this test showed that she was almost through the process of menopause. (I didn’t know that they had this kind of test.)

My patient comes in regularly for follow up appointments. Together, we have seen how she has been moving forward in her health. What brought her initially in for homeopathic care is much better. And she has remarked that other health issues and how she has approached situations in her life are better as well. She had specifically commented in one of the follow up appointments, before she had had the appointment with the gynecologist that I mentioned above, that her last menstrual period had occurred with no significant discomfort or excessive bleeding. She had experienced these kinds of symptoms before, during her period, and before having started homeopathic treatment.

I was not surprised to hear what my patient’s gynecologist said, nor about how my patient was experiencing her menstrual cycle. I was not surprised to hear that the healing that my patient was experiencing had not only been for what brought her in to homeopathy, but also was helping her in many ways. The healing was healing the whole of her. This is what you want.

My patient also added that her gynecologist was interested in knowing more about how homeopathy is helpful and healing. And that perhaps she would let some of her other patients know about homeopathy.

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I would be happy to talk to you about your heath concerns. I invite you to either contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15+ minute Get Acquainted Call. Also, I work with patients outside of the San Diego area through the use of Skype.