Glaucoma is optic nerve damage, often associated with increased ocular pressure that leads to progressive and irreversible loss of vision. Glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness and effects around 14 million people worldwide. It happens when there is an imbalance in the production and drainage the of aqueous humor leading to an increased eye pressure.
Normally the aqueous humor, which nourishes the eye, is produced in the ciliary body behind the iris and flows to the front of the eye where it drains into canals between the iris and the cornea. When this process is working normally, the inflow equals the drainage and normal eye pressure is maintained.
In glaucoma, the canals that drain the fluid become clogged, blocked, or covered and the fluid increases pressure and effects the optic nerve in the back of the eye. When the optic nerve becomes damaged glaucoma is the result.
There are two types of glaucoma:
Animals respond well to homeopathy, just like humans. Those animals that we are custodians of, who live a life that is in close proximity to humans, seem to be a little easier to understand. Cats and dogs are the easiest animals to find remedies for, especially in western cultures. They can show emotions and temperament very similar to humans. With an observant owner and a little time, it is really quite easy to receive the cases of cats and dogs.
Cats and dogs show emotions and will reflect those of their owner. I believe that our domesticated animals who live with us are here to help us in our spiritual evolution. This benefits them in their spiritual evolution also. I find that our animals will hold our emotions and use them to further their spiritual evolution. They will take on our dis-eases and try to help us feel better. In doing so, many times they will express the dis-ease of their owners.
Receiving a cat or dog's case is not much different from receiving a human's case. I...
One challenge for classical homeopaths is the new, modern homeopathic system that relies on combination remedies. There are many product lines with many different combination remedies for almost every ailment. I find many classically trained homeopaths tempted to use these products when single remedies fail. This is not the fault of the remedy, but of the prescription.
These combination remedies always have more indicated remedies for any condition and a fancy-sounding name to go with it. They come in multiple remedy combinations and multiple remedy potencies. This is a recipe for disaster when the vital force recognizes them. I have found many practitioners who claim to be homeopaths prescribing 3 to 5 of these combination remedies at the same time. This is like trying to listen to the flute when the entire orchestra is warming up. It is very confusing for the vital force.
I have had clients who have been treated this way in the past and claim that the remedies had helped. Upon...
Last week, we discussed how homeopathy can help with the trauma of surgery and the protocol to follow pre and post-surgery. This week, let's dive further into the remedies that may be useful after surgery and operations.
Recuperation and care after surgery are important. Common sense plays a big part in care. It is necessary to rest, get plenty of fluids, and have proper hygiene. But things can go wrong after surgery and healing can be delayed. It is then necessary to receive the case and give the best remedies for the situation.
Often, this is in a hospital setting and it may be necessary to work closely with the doctors or nurses who are treating the person. You must have a good understanding of homeopathy to explain the need for certain remedies. Sometimes the allopathic medical practitioners know nothing of homeopathy and will be very hesitant to approve a remedy when other drugs are being prescribed. It is necessary to be able to explain how homeopathy is not a drug and has no...
Homeopathy can be very good in helping others through the trauma of surgery. When we know that someone is going to have anesthesia and surgery, there are very good methods of preparing that person for the trauma they are about to experience. I have found that this protocol is very useful. It helps with excessive bleeding and recovery from anesthesia when applied correctly. I have used this protocol with many people and the usual response is, "My doctor said that he has never seen anyone recover so quickly."
This is one of the few times that I ever apply homeopathy with a more allopathic intent. Remember that we always prescribe a remedy based on the symptoms of the individual and never in a routine way. Let the person guide you to the remedy. But with surgery that is planned, it is a known event that the body will be experiencing trauma. By following the protocol recovery can be improved tremendously.
Arnica is one of the best remedies for any trauma. It also is a very good remedy...
I often get questions about the machines used in homeopathy, more specifically, the electronic or computer instruments that are used to diagnose or treat patients with. There seems to be a bit of confusion if this is homeopathy or not.
In our modern world of homeopathy, we have many doctors who have been allopathically trained and want to do alternative medicine. Unfortunately for them, there are not many places in the USA that have an alternative medical board so they are not allowed to do anything outside of what is AMA approved. This really limits the doctor who is regulated by a state medical board that does not recognize alternative treatments.
In Nevada, we have a Homeopathic Medical Board that regulates homeopathy and alternative medicine. Many doctors come to Nevada to get licensed so they can legally use alternative treatments. Because the scope of practice is much greater than homeopathy and these doctors are allopathically trained, there are really no...
Homeopathy can offer much help in an emergency situation when the eye has been injured. As with all injuries, it is advisable to seek medical attention at all times. But in the meantime, homeopathy can often come to the rescue and help.
Simple first aid can many times help. When there is something in the eye, it can be helpful to flush the eye with water. If there has been a chemical exposure, loss of vision, or a solid object in the eye, seek medical assistance immediately. There are remedies that can help but the eye is a delicate organ and needs proper physical attention when injured.
There are 56 remedies listed in the Complete 2005 Repertory under Eye; Injury. I will not list them all but will go over a few of the most important remedies to consider in the many different ways the eye could be injured.
The big hurdle for the homeopath is learning how to receive the case. This is where the homeopath meets the client and all of the learning about remedies, rubrics, and homeopathy must be put aside to really hear the person and understand what is asking to be healed. If we do not perceive this accurately, then all of the symptoms and rubrics to help find a remedy will be diluted or possibly even wrong. Therefore, our success in determining the best homeopathic remedy depends on this process being done right.
Hahnemann stressed how important it is to be unprejudiced observers. This is the basis for the process of receiving the case. So how do we become unprejudiced to do this process? First, we must understand what our prejudices are. The biggest prejudice I find is relating to the client through our own experiences. This is the most natural thing we could do and we do this in all relationships. But as a homeopath, we have to listen and observe our client as if we have never...
When receiving the case, it is often difficult to translate the person's suffering into the language of the repertory. Even more difficult is to understand the subtleties of the rubrics available to best define the symptom. We must be diligent in this process and becoming familiar with the mind section of the repertory is imperative.
Our client's mental and emotional suffering must be understood clearly. It is a good practice to really consider what the person is saying and ask open-ended questions for further clarification. Many times, this is enough to establish the feeling of the person in our minds. But if it is not, then having comparative rubrics to choose from really helps define the suffering. This should be learned by repeated study of the repertory and seeing many cases.
Here are a few mental rubrics that are very similar but have different meanings:
The primary goal of any homeopath is to have a clear understanding of the case before us and find the best remedy to inspire a person's healing. This may sound easy but it is the one place every homeopath and most people struggle. The questions of doubt that come up in our minds like, ”Will I ever find the right remedy?” or “I don’t have a case” or “I’m running out of time” can be tamed and even overcome. It does take practice though.
These hindrances are created out of our own mind and insecurities. If we could approach every case with a clear understanding and confidence, then it would make our jobs much easier. We would be better homeopaths. In essence, we get in our own way.
Here are some tips that I have found that can help with getting out of one's own way.
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