What do symptoms have to do with healing? Aren’t you busy enough that they’re just simply in the way?
There are many businesses and industries that would have you believe this. They make a lot of money from offering you drugs that suppress or mask your symptoms for the sake of not inconveniencing your life. You can carry on and just take that pill, or pills, and continue on...until you need another pill to deal with the side effects from those pills. So long as the drugs and symptoms don’t interfere with the convenience of your life, it continues on and on, with more and more drugs being added.
Yet, your symptoms are your body’s natural feedback loop that tell you something is wrong in the body. The symptoms are not the problem. We need to look deeper than that for true healing.
Your body has a natural healing ability. Take, for example, a cut on your finger. Over time, it will heal itself. There is relatively little you need to do to help it. Such a healing intelligence not only occurs on the physical level, but also on the mental and emotional levels of who we are, as well. This natural tendency of the body/mind/emotions to heal is referred to, in homeopathy, as the Vital Force.
The Vital Force is a non-physical, in-animate, healing intelligence. So far, modern science has yet to measure where or how it works. Much of the scrutiny homeopathy receives resides in this feature. I don’t get too hung up on that, though. Can scientific instruments measure how much you love something or someone? Physical instruments can measure what physical parts of the brain are involved when someone loves, but the experience itself cannot be quantified or measured. Such mysteries open up our minds and our hearts to the workings of the universe that cannot be explained, yet remain completely relevant to our life.
In homeopathy, disease originates as a mis-tunement of the Vital Force. This is in energetic terms, not in biochemical pathways or physiological processes. Such an energetic disturbance manifests its effects as the physiological/biochemical symptoms that we all experience. The symptoms can be mental or emotional or physical, or more commonly - all at the same time. More specifically, this is when we have allergies, or cultivate addictions, or have chronic physical pains, or feel emotionally unstable or depressed, etc.
Because disease originates pre-physically, our symptoms are meant to be worked with, rather than against. Suppressing them or masking them only makes the Vital Force express the mis-tunement in a different way. This is one reason why drugs have so many side effects. Not only is the drug toxic and thus creates several adverse reactions in the body, but it also prevents the Vital Force from expressing the natural disease of the individual. The mis-tunement of the Vital Force has to go somewhere. Typically, the natural, pre-physical disease of the person worsens as a result of suppressed symptoms. Perhaps this could be one of the reasons why, despite great advances in technology, our state of health has declined, new deadly viruses continue to spring up, and cancer rates have increased.
To summarize, in our culture we’ve been miseducated about the role of symptoms. Rather than suppress them, they are meant to be worked with. Symptoms are the end result of an inner, energetic mis-tunement of the Vital Force. When we understand the true nature of symptoms, we can better rely upon methods of healing, like homeopathy, that honor them and seek to strengthen the Vital Force’s ability to help heal ourselves.
In my practice, I’m ready to work with you and your unique, individual totality of symptoms. No matter your disease, condition, or illness, homeopathy can help you. Contact me today to get started.
In great health and healing,
The Allergy Season is just under way in Austin, Texas. Typically, the season here is from the beginning of March until mid-May. This year, due to long droughts of previous years, heavy rains this year, and with gusty dry winds in between have led to heavy oak pollen accumulation into the air and the surrounding vegetation. And just to give you a heads up, this season is expected to roll into June!
What can you do about it? One option is to visit an allergy and asthma doctor and receive testing and medication that will act to suppress your symptoms. Yet, your symptoms are your bodies signal that something is wrong. They are meant to be worked with, not worked against. That's where homeopathy comes in to play.
Homeopathic remedies aim to strengthen your bodies inherent and natural ability to heal itself. The important factors during a homeopathic consultation is the detail in which you express your symptoms. You will not get one homeopathic remedy for allergies. Homeopathic treatment is individualized to your specific concerns and takes into consideration the sublte nuances of your symptoms and how you manage them emotionally ad mentally. In this way, it is natural and holistic.
Common homeopathic remedies that help people experiencing allergy symptoms include the following:
Allium Cepa: Acrid (burning, caustic) nasal discharge, which may even burn the nose or upper lip. Profuse watery discharge from the nose, like a "dripping faucet." Usually effects the left nostril more. You feel better in the open air, rather than indoors.
Euphrasia: Eyes feel inflamed, extremely irritated, with burning and itching. Bland nasal discharge, but with profuse acrid lacrimation (secretion of tears from eyes). Greatly indicated for Hay Asthma.
Nux Vomica: Terrible sneezing, especially in the morning on rising from bed. Stuffed, irritated nose that becomes fluent in a warm room - this generally relieves the stuffed nose. Nasal discharge may be very fluent in the morning and daytime, but horribly dry with raw obstruction at night and in bed.
Pulsatilla: Awful itching and lacrimation of eyes which feels better from a cold application. Hay fever especially in the spring or in the heat of the summer and autumn. Everything is worse by being over-heated by the sun, hot foods, heat of the bed, etc. Much worse in the open air. Much better in air conditioning (no exposure to pollens).
Sabadilla: Tremendous paroxysms (spasmodic) of sneezing; debilitating sneezing.
This list is not comprehensive and it's best to contact me for further questions and to find out where you can locate these homeopathic remedies.
Many thanks for reading and I hope you feel better soon!
I live in Austin, Texas. Environmental allergens are a huge issue here! I wrote an article about this topic not long ago, but it warrants another take because of its severity.
Allergies are defined as a disorder of the immune system, specifically, an over-reaction of your body to certain substances (pollen, food products, insect bites, etc.). This physiologic over-reaction results in an inflammatory process. The results of the internal inflammation then result in the common symptoms of itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, hives, lethargy, etc. It is your body doing its best to rid the toxic substance from within you.
Such symptoms are not meant to be suppressed. Conventional and more common treatments involve anti-histamines, cortisone (a steroid), or adrenaline (for severe anaphylaxis). Common medications you may have heard of include Nasonex, Flonase, Singulair, or Zyrtec. If you experience allergic reactions and have taken these medicines you are probably aware of the multitude of side effects that happen from usage. Additionally, your allergies keep coming back - sometimes with a stronger vengeance than before! That's because the symptoms are not meant to be suppressed. You may experience relief for the time being, as long as you can stand the side effects, but the illness remains. What is one to do?
Homeopathy is an alternative that seeks to work with your bodies healing intelligence and strengthen your immune system so you are less and less susceptible to the allergens. This process is accomplished over time, but spells overall relief from your allergic symptoms, which may never come back. There is help out there without the dependency on expensive medicines or the side effects from conventional treatments.
During homeopathic treatment it will be important to describe in detail the nature of your symptoms. There is not one homeopathic remedy for allergies. Rather, there are homeopathic remedies for YOU and your unique expression of all of your physical symptoms, as well as how it impacts you mentally and emotionally. For example, some people experience great eye itchiness with agglutination (crusty eyes) in the morning, whereas some may have burning nasal discharge. Others may have profuse nasal discharge with no burning or eye irritation at all. It all depends on your unique symptoms.
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Many thanks for reading!
Many times in our life we are met with difficult decisions to make. Do we take the road less traveled, or the path well tread? It most likely depends on the potential each particular path offers to satisfy your needs and give you the best results.
If you're a concerned parent of a child who needs attention for their ailments, perhaps it has crossed your mind whether or not there are any other options available than medicating them. No doubt we all get concerned about our health, but we are equally concerned about side effects, dependence on toxic substances just to continue living with some relief, and the financial cost of everything, as well.
It's important, then, to note one alternative that can help alleviate your concerns: Homeopathy. Some benefits of homeopathic treatment include drug-free relief from your ailments, no side effects, is safe and gentle, affordable, and involves no expensive testing or invasive diagnostic procedures.
Homeopathy is a viable and effective solution to your family health care needs! For children, Homeopathy is aimed at strengthening their inherent healing potentials. Whether your child is experiencing ADD/ADHD, allergies/asthma, coughs, skin-related concerns, or various other physical, emotional, and mental concerns, homeopathy can help!
As in all homeopathic treatments, it does not prevent, treat or cure diseases. Rather, it works to treat people who experience a spectrum of symptoms. It does not suppress or treat your symptoms, but works to strengthen your system to remain resilient, and boosts your vitality and well-being. Your child's symptoms lead us to knowing what homeopathic remedy will best help. Over time, symptoms are no longer there, and lasting healing takes place. It's really a beautiful thing!
If you're interested in learning more, please contact me. You may just be entering into one of the best and most fulfilling journeys of yours and your children's lifetime.
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