I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas. Now it’s time to think about the New Year.
As the new year arrives, it is a good time to reflect back and to look forward. All of us want the next year to be better than the last. Often, we try to accomplish this with a new years resolution. If any part of your resolution is to be a better homeopath, here are a few tips to help you in your studies.
Finding what is asking to be healed is one of the big challenges for homeopaths. But once the remedy is given, how do we know that it is really working? It helps to have a guide to knowing what healing looks like. It is different for every case.
Constantine Hering gave us Hering’s Law of Cure that describes how healing follows most naturally. I have seen this in action many times. His precepts are:
These do not necessarily need to follow any particular order and can be happening simultaneously at the same time in a case.
Each case is different and has its own expression of intensity. When we give a remedy, we do not know the response the person will have to it. Therefore, it is very important to observe the reaction. Sometimes it is very difficult to understand what is happening...
Morning sickness is the most common complication of pregnancy. This occurs due to higher levels of hormones required to maintain pregnancy. Estrogen and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) are the two hormones most responsible. These lead to a variety of symptoms that affect the digestive tract. Due to nausea and vomiting, complications can occur that can be life-threatening to the mother and the fetus if severe and not treated.
Nausea and vomiting can usually be helped by changing the diet or patterns of eating. Eating a bland diet of bouillon or consomme, crackers, and rice may help. Eating before becoming very hungry can also alleviate some degree of the symptoms by keeping small amounts of food in the stomach to palliate the heartburn and nausea.
If nausea and vomiting are so intense that dehydration, weight loss, or other problems develop, the mother may need to be hospitalized and intravenous fluids administered. Heartburn and belching are common because during pregnancy the...
There is more DNA in our bodies that is not of our genetic strain than there is DNA of our own. We are living in a symbiotic relationship with millions of other living micro-organisms. These micro-organisms are present everywhere; in our bodies, on our bodies, and in our environment. Most of these micro-organisms are harmless or even necessary for our own health and well being.
The micro-organisms that are responsible for many of our illnesses are bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Bacterial and viral infections are the most common causes of acute infections. Bacteria are microscopic one-celled organisms that in the right environment can cause acute infection. The most common infectious bacteria are Streptococcus, Stapyllococcus, Escherichia coli, and Clostridia.
Bacteria responsible for infection are usually identified by their shape and how they look when stained looking at them under a microscope. Round shaped bacteria are cocci, rod-like bacteria are bacilli and spiral or...
In many of my newsletters, I have mentioned that "the remedy is for the person and not their disease." I've been asked for clarifications and I want to explain further now!
Homeopathy is individualized medicine. A constellation or picture of disease is painted by the symptoms a person has. They are NOT their disease. They are a living expression of energy, made in the image of G-d, and a part of all creation.
Dis-ease or "disease" is an energy that clings to this person. It could only be known by the animating vital force. Otherwise, if there were no animating vital force then we would say that the person was dead. As the vital force rules with unbounded sway, it makes no mistakes and has the principle of survival built into it. It wants to reflect this ever-expanding continuum of life force expression that it is a part of. This is why Hering’s Law of Cure (from the inside out) makes real sense, not just because it is observed so frequently.
The only way disease could ever be...
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:
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