I'm thrilled to announce I'll be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC) occurring Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas! The title of my presentation is "Homeopathy and Mental Health in a Post-COVID World."
This is a topic near and dear to my heart and I'm excited to have an opportunity to speak about it on the JAHC stage. There is much to cover about this, but my goal is to leave you with a hopeful and encouraging message that there is help available to you or your loved one through the remarkable healing art and science of homeopathy.
The COVID pandemic affected us all, to one degree or another. It seems not only did our individual lives change, but so did our local society and greater world too. Anxiety and depression are on the rise, rates of suicide (across the life span!) has increased, feelings of loneliness and desperation are abound. But it doesn't have to be this way!
My presentation will be on Friday, March 24, but the whole weekend will include stellar homeopaths covering a wide range of topics that will certainly intrigue you and leave you with a vast amount of knowledge to take home. Whether you're a homeopathy enthusiast, home-prescriber, student or professional, JAHC has something for you!
I hope you'll join me at JAHC 2023! Attendance can be both in-person or virtual. Register for JAHC 2023 here.
I hope to see you there!
Out of Office August 2-7
This brief note is to let you know I'll be out of the office on August 2-7. If you have an acute-care homeopathic need while I'm away, please contact Rebecca Beringer by email at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Let her know you're a patient of mine and would like acute care help. Please note rates will apply.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment during available hours, please visit:
In good health,
Out of Office July 9-17
I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far.
This brief note is to let you know I'll be out of the office on personal holiday July 9-17. If you have an acute-care homeopathic need while I'm away, please contact Rebecca Berringer by email at (email@example.com). Let her know you're a patient of mine and would like acute care help.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment during available hours, please visit:
In good health,
Out of Office April 2-10
I will be out of the office from April 2-10 and will return back to the office on Monday, April 11. During this time, if you need acute care homeopathy help, please contact Kat Peterson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kat will have limited availability, but she will be there to support you while I'm away, as much as possible.
I'm excited to be attending an in-person retreat with Prometheus Homeopathic Institute (PHI) during this time. As one of the faculty members for PHI, we'll be offering this experience for current students at a charming retreat center in Minnesota.
Wishing you all the best this beautiful spring season!
Out of Office October 22-25
This is a simple note to let you know I'll be out of the office starting this Friday, October 22 through Monday, October 25. I'll be back in the office on Tuesday, October 26.
If you're in need of acute care homeopathy help while I'm away, please call Rebecca at (920) 740-5048 or email her at email@example.com. Please note acute care rates will apply.
If you'd like to set up an appointment for when I'm in the office, please click here.
Happy Fall Y'all!
Back to School Special
"It’s okay to have symptoms."
It's a common remark I have nowadays. Sounds almost too simple or trite to say, or even counter-productive in the practice of homeopathy. But, it has become necessary to assert.
How about you? Have you felt it's not okay to have symptoms? Many others have and I felt it was important to address it.
In a time when there’s great anxiety and fear about contagions, it’s important to know that symptoms and illness serve a purpose. As much as we don't like them, symptoms are not meant to be avoided at all costs. To make sense of this we have to go back to an aspect of homeopathic philosophy which states signs and symptoms are the manifestation of a vital life force that is out of balance, or is ‘mis-tuned’.
Fundamental to the homeopathic understanding of health and disease relates to this natural and innate healing intelligence of the body. Symptoms aren’t meant to be suppressed. Rather, they are meant to be understood in light of the whole person, and they point to where each person needs help with their health being restored, or re-tuned.
It’s unfortunately become almost unacceptable to have symptoms in recent times. Someone with a cough, sneeze, or fever for example can be looked upon as the new leper. We can’t continue like this. Illness and disease will always be a part of our reality. We can’t eradicate it completely since we live in an entire ecosystem with contagions who have their own purpose and desire for existence, as well.
It’s important to keep perspective when things go awry, too. Sickness happens. Symptoms come up. In young children, the healthy maturation of their immune system and development is linked with exposure and supporting the body as it moves through an illness naturally. As homeopaths, our focus is on understanding what is happening in as much detail as possible, then choose the most well-indicated homeopathic medicine to help you. Your vital life force rules with unbounded sway over your entire organism. We just need to get it tuned back up so that your body can finds it’s own way back to optimal health.
I work with many parents and families who have expressed concern about their own children getting sick in recent times. I must reaffirm, regardless of diagnosis, homeopathy will help. If it’s a well-selected homeopathic medicine, it always will. You are not a pariah if you or your children have symptoms. Simply reach out for help.
That said, with kids returning back to school in-person, it is the natural and expected outcome that they will come into contact with contagions more frequently again. No matter! The following lists common ailments kids may encounter as they return back to school, of which I’m also seeing more of in recent weeks (please note this list is not exhaustive):
Those are just some of the physical ailments your kids may encounter. What about their mental and emotional state? This is where I think the most impact will be on your kids. They are being reacquainted with one another again. It may take some time and adjustment for social interactions to smooth out. Like many adults, isolation the past 18+ months has taken its toll on children too. Be mindful of how they’re feeling. Check in with them often. Take note of any changes in behavior or demeanor that seems out of the ordinary.
All told there are innumerable homeopathic medicines that could be helpful for children experiencing some or all of the above. Here are some favorites that could come in handy on short notice:
This is just a small sample of homeopathic medicines that may help your kids from a mental and emotional perspective. It’s important to note that particularly when you’re dealing with symptoms on those levels to seek the help of a professional homeopath. Proper care and attention is paid to each individual and their unique circumstances and situations, and the above list is just the tip of the iceberg of remedies that could help them.
Above all, this blog is intended to let you know that you’re not alone with what you’re feeling; your children aren’t alone either, and that there is help. It's okay to have symptoms. I urge you to reach out if needed. The health of your family and your local community depends on it.
We have a critical opportunity to take another step on our way to federal legislation that protects access to homeopathic medicine for generations to come. We have a deadline of August 9 for that step, so it is important for you to act right away!
Key members of Congress are ready to sign a letter to the FDA that details the concerns of the homeopathy community. The letter asks the agency to answer for policies that are taking genuine homeopathic products essential to people’s health off the market.
The more members of Congress we get to sign that letter, the stronger the message will be. And just as important, the letter will show that there is a growing bipartisan coalition that includes both liberal and conservative members who support a diversity of health care options. That’s how most things get done in Congress—when members with opposing political viewpoints find common ground and bring the moderates with them. This letter can galvanize that process!
TELL THEM TO SIGN THE LETTER! Click the following link or the button at the bottom.
We need you to contact your members of Congress and ask them to sign the letter to the FDA. It’s easy to do through our Congress Plus system. Just click on the button below to go to the Americans For Homeopathy Choice site. After you fill in a few blanks, the system automatically finds your U.S. representative and your senators. Then you can send your message to all of them with one click.
All our efforts are starting to pay off! We need your help to get us one step closer to victory. With this we are on a clock, so please take time now to send your message.
With urgency and gratitude,
P.S. Please forward this message to anyone you can think of who cares about homeopathy. Time is running out!
Summer Updates and Other Musings
To Teach is to Learn Twice
I’ve recently been asked to join the teaching faculty for a burgeoning professional training homeopathy school called Prometheus Homeopathic Institute (PHI). This is an exciting development in my career and quite an honor to be a part of ushering in new generations of homeopathic practitioners. We’re still a fairly small industry in comparison to other alternative or conventional medical paradigms, so our work is cut out for us! Even so, this answers a further calling of mine in this field which is to educate. So much of what we do as practitioners is discuss the basic principles of homeopathic healing in as simple of terms as we can. It’s not uncommon for us to hold community meetings or talks just to inform others about the promise of homeopathy for individuals and entire families. All of that is intended for the lay public, or it happens daily in private practice with my patients throughout the course of their own healing.
Another aspect of teaching is reacquainting with the material in ways that are now a part of my regular vernacular, but in a deeper way. Homeopathy is one of those fields where a skilled practitioner is never done. This is as much an art as it is a science. We can always go deeper in terms of our understanding of homeopathic remedies, or homeopathic philosophy for healing, etc. So, teaching it is like learning it twice, but in a more dynamic and all-encompassing way. I’m excited for that part of the journey ahead.
This is a new and fun change for me to be interacting with and teaching homeopathic students. I’m excited and thought to share the good news with you. If you are or have considered a career in homeopathy, please visit https://prometheushomeopathicinstitute.com to learn more about how to enroll at PHI. And perhaps I’ll see you there!
Top Remedies for the Summer
I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far! As great as they are, here in central Texas summer brings much heat, sunburn, bug bites, and the like. The healing effects from a specific homeopathic medicine is quite multi-faceted, but when it comes to the ailments felt during this season, here are a few of my favorites:
This list is by no means exhaustive, but they are a few of my favorite ones while having some summer fun. I hope they can help you too!
Finally, thank you for incorporating homeopathic medicine into your life and the pursuit of optimal well-being for you and/or your family! This is quite the thing to be a part of and I’m glad I’m on that journey with you.
Cheers to a great rest of the summer!
Summer Out of Office Notification
I will be out of the office June 4-13 for a summer holiday with my family. Should you need assistance while I'm away, please contact Su at 612-889-2683 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note rates will apply.
In the meantime, you can book an appointment before or after this timeframe here.
Happy summer and sending you my best!
Spring is in the air!
In my opinion, this is the best time of year. The Texas wildflowers are in bloom, coating the landscape with a vast array of colors and natural beauty. It’s like the earth is revitalizing itself with new life.
With that, spring can bring with it times of hope and transition. An exciting spectrum of possibilities await. What is it you are blooming for? What stirs in you that seeks to spring itself forth?
Will it be a new, healthier you? Will it involve a deepening and/or repair of your relationships? Developments in career? How about your spiritual life?
Where are you hung up? Where do the weeds crowd out the stalks of beauty seeking to burst out?
Homeopathy can be a consistent support and aid for you in all the ways that you seek new life or a new direction. It is a tool to help you not only with symptoms, but also with removing barriers that prevent you from living the fullest life you desire. That is the component of this work I am most inspired by. It’s about entering into a healing relationship that serves your highest purpose, honoring the ways in which it is now, yet carefully pressing ever further into where you want to be. Is that a journey you’d like to take?
In the spirit of new life emerging this spring, will you let homeopathy change you?
In good health,