It is really common to hear people talk about their illnesses. It seems to be the topic du jour almost any place you go. It often goes something like this:
- It’s just old age.
- I can’t do anything about it.
- I have to live with it.
- The medications don’t really help much.
- My meds cost me $600 a month. (Homeopathy is MUCH cheaper than that!)
I was having a conversation about homeopathy with someone recently and he asked me if it bothered me that people could get so much better if they would just try something else.
The answer is yes, it does. It not only bothers me, it breaks my heart.
It makes me want to shake people and say, “Listen! It doesn’t have to be this way!” (Not a particularly effective method.)
Sometimes people get diseases of old age because they don’t try anything different. They won’t change their diet, they won’t try homeopathy or other natural healing modalities. “If it worked, my doctor would know about it.” Well, not really. If they studied it, maybe. Medical schools are funded by pharmaceutical companies, so no, they aren’t going to learn about homeopathy in medical schools. And medical journals, well they are also funded by pharmaceutical companies, so research on homeopathy and naturopathy gets published in other types of journals. Journals that doctors don’t read.
It makes me want to shake people and say, “The doctor isn’t the final word on whether something works or not.” If they don’t read the journals, how would they know about the research?
What About Family Illnesses?
The other explanation that is offered frequently is, “It runs in the family.”
So if your mother and grandmother and two sisters had hormonal difficulties, you might too. But it doesn’t mean you have to either live with it or follow the western medicine treatment that they all did.
If all your nieces and nephews have ADHD, it doesn’t mean your children have to live with it. They can be successful and actually get over the dis-ease they are currently experiencing rather than just managing it.
Another way to think about diseases that “run in the family” is about how we learn to compensate for stressors in our lives. Homeopathy helps with stress and helps individuals deal with stress. We learn how to compensate and deal with stress from our families. While it may in the short term help with the acute stress, in the long term, stress can cause dis-ease to turn to disease. If we respond as we learned, we may develop the same dis-ease and disease that our family members do. This is a learned response rather than a genetic response. It could be a physical response like a hormonal issue, or a mental/emotional response, such as choosing suicide when you are feeling hopeless. Because several people in the family make the choice to have a hysterectomy or end their lives, it seems normal and “ok”.
Also, sometimes people from the same family tree simply need the same remedy as others who swing from the same branch. I frequently see this happen. A variation on this is that members of the family need remedies from the same plant family.
Healing with homeopathy can help prevent dis-ease that “runs in the family” or that the doctors don’t have a “cure” for. Let me know if you want to know more.