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,
What’s the number #1 health problem in America?
Just the word conjures tension and discomfort. Accumulated, chronic stress impacts just about every major organ system in the body. Some estimates indicate 75% - 90% of all visits to the doctor are stress-related.
Being under chronic stress can impact the following:
What if there was a healing modality that can help you not only with the effects of stress, but act in such a way as to help you develop the strength and vitality to make the necessary changes in your life? If there was such a modality, would you do it?
There is no magic pill to the challenges and frustrations of life. Yet, there is a healing process that can dramatically help you in your life. It is called homeopathy.
In my practice, I’m passionate about helping people find relief from the pains, illnesses, and conditions from the effects of stress. I’m also passionate about helping people cultivate a healthier sense of self. This can manifest in increased energy or vitality, effective resiliency to life’s stressors, and experiences of greater happiness and joy. It’s a remarkable process; one I invite you to partake in.
In health and wellness,
“Toughen Up!” “Be a man!”
These words are spoken harshly to boys and adult males all the time. But, what are the implications from such statements?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states, “…In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost six years earlier than women.” Additionally, the BLS states, “…men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths.”
How can this be? Perhaps it has something to do with the ‘macho image’ many males in our culture are supposed to adhere to?
Even more strikingly, the CDC reports depression in men often goes undiagnosed, contributing to the fact that men are four times as likely to commit suicide. Among 15 – 19 year olds, boys were 5 x as likely as girls to commit suicide. Among 20 - 24 year olds, males were 7 x as likely to commit suicide as females. The suicide rate for persons age 65 and above: men...38.4 – women...6.0.
These numbers are staggering, and imply men don’t feel comfortable seeking help for their emotional distress and/or physical complaints. Not only is this detrimental to their own health, but to the health of their family and loved ones as well.
It’s time for a change!
At the Austin Clinic of Homeopathy, a safe space has been created for you to find lasting relief from your pains, illnesses, and conditions. Here, you will find support to help you manage stress, reduce worry and anxiety, and cultivate a healthier mindset for you in your life.
Contact me to get started on your own path to better health and greater vitality.
Thanks for reading and I will see you soon,