Homeopaths are healthcare providers that will be needed in an emergency. Homeopathy can help more than any other modality aside from physical intervention. Yet many homeopaths are not physicians or Emergency Room doctors. In a full-scale emergency, services and social order break down and we are left to fend for ourselves. Are you prepared to take care of yourself, your family, friends, and clients in this event?
What if there were no hospitals to rely on? What if you were left to take care of someone and didn't have the skills to perform minor surgery? What if major surgery were needed to save a life? What would you do?
If I were presented with the responsibility I would do my best to save a life, even if I did not have the training but I knew something must be done. Obviously, I would seek medical care from qualified individuals but if this just were not possible, I would do the best with what I have. At the point when it is obvious that someone will die if...
No homeopath always gives the correct prescription the first time. Some homeopaths feel that a wrong prescription is also a bad prescription. I disagree. I feel there is a distinct difference between a bad prescription and a wrong prescription. This is all up to the homeopath doing the prescribing.
I often tell my students that they can not do homeopathy wrong if they are following some good guidelines for the practice of homeopathy. But even with good guidelines, there is a point where the homeopath must make a decision about the remedy and what to do. This is often made to be too complicated on the part of the homeopath. Homeopathy can be simple but this all depends on the homeopath's state of mind, knowledge, and intention.
A bad prescription is one that is made without certainty. The most common pitfall for new homeopaths is a lack of knowledge and the feeling they need to do something with the client. Unless it is an emergency that requires quick...
In some systems of posology, the part of medicine concerned with dosage, giving the remedy on a daily basis is a very good idea especially if there are any obstacles to cure. When the person starts to lose their ability to respond to the remedy then it is time to change the potency. But how do we know when to stop the remedy altogether?
Giving the remedy on a daily basis, even in chronic cases can provide a daily inspiration to the client. Each day it is akin to asking the client to "do just a little more healing". Over time the small daily responses to the remedy can add up to significant change and usually without extreme aggravation. I find the application of this idea very useful and beneficial for most of my clients.
After several months, although this is not empirical, the client usually stalls in their response to the remedy. When it seems the forward movement has reached a plateau, it is time to change to a higher potency and continue with this method. Sometimes the...
One of the hardest parts of being a homeopath is understanding the mind and disposition of a person. Everyone is different and everyone has mental symptoms. These are often very common symptoms that may or may not fall into the class of a dis-ease or something that is asking to be healed. It requires great clarity to see the normal from the abnormal mental symptoms of a person. Sometimes they can be very subtle.
One of the most common symptoms of the mind and disposition is anxiety. The most common report I hear from my clients is that the reason they are feeling bad is because of stress. This tells me nothing about their sufferings. It is then I ask them to tell me stories about their stress that can paint the picture of their suffering. Usually, the end result of this is that some level of anxiety is present. The common themes of this anxiety will then lead me to understand the symptom and choose the correct rubric to describe it.
It can be difficult to differentiate a common...
I receive many requests from all over the world to initiate scientific research that proves homeopathy is a valid medical science. Many want to have it accepted in the same terms as Western allopathic medicine. I endorse this idea but find that there are some fundamental differences in trying to prove homeopathy's veracity. In many ways, it is like trying to compare apples and oranges. They are both fruit but much different in flavor, texture, color, and just about every other way as well.
Hahnemann gave us a guide through the Organon. There are many practitioners now who say we need to overhaul the Organon and reexamine the principles and prove them so Homeopathy can stand as a valid medicinal science when compared to Allopathic medicine. They say we need more double-blind studies. This way mainstream medicine will adopt homeopathy and we can be a legitimate medical science. I hope and pray that this can all come to pass, but there is a problem with homeopathy.
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 his Hering's Law of Cure which 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 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 especially if there is...
We often hear the phrase from homeopaths, "He antidoted his remedy". This implies that the remedy has now somehow changed. It is a misunderstanding to think that anything about the remedy has changed. Let me explain.
When we give a remedy, the energetic medicinal dis-ease, it can only work if there is resonance and the remedy is homeopathic. This means carrying the energy of similar suffering. It is only through this resonance that the vital force could respond. When we are taking a remedy and in response to it, we call this healing. It is because of the observable response that we know something is happening.
Many times after a single dose has been given and we see that the remedy is working, the person will report that it suddenly stopped working. They no longer feel the positive effects of the remedy. It is the homeopath's job to find out what has happened. Sometimes it is simply that the vital force is no longer in response to the remedy and it needs to...
Many times in treating an individual they will also be doing different therapies from many different modalities. We also have new clients that have been treated allopathically for decades before coming to the homeopath. Their cases can be quite confusing at times. Most of these clients' symptoms have been suppressed. It can take time to unravel the case. Let's explore suppression and what it really is.
Webster's dictionary defines "suppress" as; to put down by authority or force; subdue; to keep from being known; to hold back. This is the exact opposite of "express" which means "to make known".
As homeopaths, we need to know what the vital force is revealing in order to know dis-ease. Symptoms are the foundation for prescribing. Unlike the allopathic western method of diagnosis that gives suffering a name, the homeopathic approach encourages the expression of the dis-ease so it can be known and treated.
One of the biggest parts of being a homeopath is educating your client. Most people do not know about the process of homeopathic healing and expect healing to happen similar to what they have experienced when they have seen an allopathic doctor. I would say that 50% of what I do as a homeopath is educating my client.
One of the first questions I ask of my client on the first visit is, "what do you know about homeopathy?" I will get a variety of answers from "herbs" to 'something that is natural". Most people do not understand even the rudimentary aspects of homeopathy.
What I share with them usually goes something like this;
"Homeopathy is energetic medicine. It is not a new-age medicine but has about a 240-year-old history. It was developed by a German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann who was very brilliant and dissatisfied with the medicine of the day. He was a real scientist whose powers...
One of the biggest myths about healing is that it happens as an event. The belief of most people in the western world is that when they are sick, they can just take a drug, and feel better very quickly and that is the end of it. We know this to be a little different from the homeopathic perspective.
My teacher Vega Rozenberg taught his students repeatedly that "Time is Mercy". This Kabbalah understanding really does apply to the healing process. It can make all of the difference in how you view a case and proceed when you know this. If you have a clear understanding of what is asking to be healed, then it is easier to know where a person is in their healing process.
I find often that in chronic or constitutional prescribing the client will be feeling much better after some period of time. My expectation is that there is noticeable movement in the case after one month. But many times it is within a few months...
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