Hemorrhoids, more commonly called piles, is a condition of the anus and rectum. The anus is at the end of the digestive tract and is made up of mucous lining and a ringed sphincter muscle. Many blood vessels and lymph vessels end here. The blood vessels are linked to the portal vein and return to the liver and then into general circulation. The lymph vessels drain into the nodes in the lower abdomen and groin.
Hemorrhoids occur when the veins in the rectum and anus become enlarged and varicose. When this occurs they may bleed, become infected, become clotted, or protrude from the anus. Those hemorrhoids forming above the boundary between the anus and rectum are called internal hemorrhoids. Those below this boundary are called external hemorrhoids. Both of these types of hemorrhoids may protrude.
Increased pressure in the anorectal veins causes hemorrhoids. The predisposition to hemorrhoids can be caused by general blood stasis in the region. This can be due to sitting or inactivity....
Winter is here, along with the arrival of cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere. And with all of the cold weather, it is imperative to protect yourself during this time of year. If a person does not have adequate shelter, they could die of exposure. If they were lucky, they may only suffer from hypothermia, a severe loss of body heat. This can occur after prolonged exposure in water that is cooler than the body temperature or exposure to cold air.
When hypothermia sets in, there is a general confusion in thinking. At first, it seems that ordinary tasks take longer and coordination begins to be compromised. If a person does not get warm soon, more severe confusion begins and decision making will be next to impossible. At this stage, the mind will not serve us very well. After the uncontrollable shaking subsides, the person will often feel very warm and want to take off any protective clothing. At this point, death is eminent unless help arrives soon.
Many people do survive extreme...
It is always good to be reminded of the truth in homeopathy. Many masters have given us real pearls of wisdom and truth. Hold these close and you will have many more successful cases. We can learn much from the old and new masters. Here are a few of my favorite quotes of theirs.
"The simillimum (curative remedy) releases reactive power strong enough to re-establish harmony which in turn is capable of sweeping away almost any morbid condition."
- C.M. Boger
"Repeat the dose until an effect is produced better or worse, then stop."
- Erastus Case
"A profane man can have no more idea of the sentiments of a gentle, highly religious woman, than can a lobster."
- J.T. Kent
"In bad hearts, high potency may give a bad reaction, it may be necessary to use the tincture."
"We have no long-acting drugs; the action is immediate, continued favorable condition depends on the quality of the vital force and its harmonious action."
- H.A. Roberts
"If the symptoms for which a remedy is...
A common tradition for those people celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa is gift giving. It is always nice to give and receive a gift during the holiday (Holy Days) season. For any of you who are interested in homeopathy, there a quite a few ideas for gifts that you can share with others or request yourself if that is appropriate. I’ll share a few of my favorite books and other gift ideas for the homeopathic enthusiast in your circle.
For anyone new to homeopathy, there are many good books that introduce homeopathy and ways a person can start to help themselves or their family.
Here are a few book gift ideas:
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It is a time that family and friends get together to give thanks and share. It is a time that is filled with giving and good food. I want to share a little from one of my favorite homeopaths of all time, James Tyler Kent. His contribution to homeopathy has been great. Here are a few of his Aphorisms and Precepts. I hope they inspire you and remind you of the truth in this holiest of healing sciences.
It is Thanksgiving week here in America. The holiday celebrates bountiful harvests and preparation for winter. It is a time to be thankful and show gratitude for the bounty we have received. And one of the things I am grateful for is NASH, the North American Society of Homeopaths.
This organization has been serving homeopathy and the professional homeopath since 1990. NASH provides professional unity and strength for the homeopath. NASH is a voice among all other health care modalities being a powerful presence in society at all levels; social, health, political, and legal.
NASH provides credentialing for professional homeopaths. Candidates who are accepted receive the RSHom (NA) credential (Registered Society of Homeopaths) (North America). This credential (although not a legal credential for practice) is the most recognized credential in homeopathy around the world. The title is not easily achieved and sets the highest standards for the professional homeopath.
In addition to...
I recently had a question from a client that made me think a bit. He asked, "Which is more powerful; astrological influences or homeopathy?" After some contemplation, I answered homeopathy. But this question inspired me to investigate the Spagyric remedies and some information I have on astrological homeopathy. (Keep in mind that I have simply investigated this subject and am not an astrological homeopath. I am a classical homeopath who prescribes by Hahnemann's’ method of single remedies based on the law of similar.) And I have found some interesting stuff that I’d like to share.
Firstly, I have consulted with very good professional astrologers in my life and have been given very good information. I do not claim to understand how the astrologer was able to determine such accurate information regarding conditions in my life but I can safely say that the heavens are definitely influencing aspects of our lives. I do not live my life based on these observations...
Miasm is defined by Hahnemann as a noxious influence or the infectious principle, or virus, which when taken into the organism may set up a specific disease. I prefer to describe it as a predisposition to the expression of a particular disease either inherited, acquired, or acute.
Miasm is a particular study within homeopathy that can be vast and open to much discussion. Plenty has been written about miasms and even to this day, new miasms are being discovered and described.
Hahnemann recognized the mother of all Miasm as Psora. This was the original susceptibility to the itch from scabies. Prior to this was the healthy state of man when susceptibility was limited to only acute, self-resolving expressions of disease. But when Psora came, it opened the door to the first expressions of chronic disease. It was the first departure from the "Garden of Eden." Man became susceptible through great fear of a new and chronic nature. Great sensitivity, both to temperature and temperament,...
Complex interactions between hormones are responsible for the onset of menstruation in puberty. These interactions are also responsible for the rhythms and duration of the menstrual cycles during reproductive years and the end of menstruation at menopause. The hypothalamus gland is the start for hormonal control sending gonadotropin to the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland releases luteinizing hormones and follicle-stimulating hormones to the ovaries. The ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone which ultimately control menstruation.
Many things can influence the hormonal cycles. There are many chemicals in our environment now that mimic hormones in our bodies. They can be found in foods, plastics, insecticides, and a host of other things. Hormones are also influenced by emotions. How we respond to the challenges and successes in our lives directly affects our hormones. In this complex world we live in, it is not surprising that there are many difficulties with menstruation. I...
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