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What Homeopathy Cannot Help

As a classical homeopath, I frequently get asked what homeopathy can help with.  I think an equally important question is what homeopathy cannot help.  But first, a story.

boironweb04A while back, I was at an event at a local OT/PT clinic which serves a number of children with autism.  In talking with the president of the center, she shared with me that they had recently changed their waiting area at the entrance of the building.  Patients, siblings and parents would wait there for appointments to begin or be completed.

A pattern was developing that while the children were waiting, they would become quite rambunctious and loud, sometimes interrupting sessions, disturbing others who were waiting, etc.  They assessed the situation and recognized that they had not created a quiet, peaceful environment.  They had movies on the TV, toys for the kids to play with and almost no books.

In order to create a more calming setting, they decided to get rid of all the toys and increase the number and type of books available.  The TV monitor would only show nature videos rather than children’s movies.  It took a couple of weeks of adjustment, but soon, the waiting area at the center became the more tranquil place for which they were hoping.  Now children come in and go straight for the books.  Parents are reading to their children rather than talking on their phones.

What does this story have to do with What Homeopathy Cannot Help?  In homeopathy we would refer to the situation in the waiting area of the OT/PT Clinic as a Maintaining Cause or an Obstacle to Cure.  As long as the environment encouraged certain behaviors in the children, no matter how much shhh’ing went on, it was a never ending battle with an outcome that was certain.  But when the environment was modified to encourage a different outcome, it was possible for that outcome to actually come to fruition.

An equivalent situation might be a client who seeks homeopathic care for their asthma but continues to live in the damp, moldy basement apartment.  Or perhaps a child who has ADD/ADHD, but eats a diet high in sugars and carbohydrates.  Sorry mom, but homeopathy can’t help that.  Homeopathy isn’t about living an unhealthy lifestyle and expecting the body to be able to heal itself.  What goes in, comes out, whether it is environmental stimuli, food or microbes in the air.  It is a simple example of the laws of cause and effect.  Garbage In, Garbage Out.

Sometimes when a parent brings their child in for homeopathy, it becomes clear that the parent is the first person who should receive a remedy. That is one way to tackle the maintaining causes. Healthier parents lead to healthier children. Homeopaths aren’t the first people to recognize this.  Frequently homeopathy helps someone get motivated to change their environment.  A person who craves sugar, for example, can be helped to not crave sugar quite so much, so they can get a handle on the cravings and change their diet.  Often homeopathy can help remove the obstacles to cure, but sometimes removing the obstacles is the only cure.

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Back to School with Homeopathy

Homeopathy can help make school better.

It is hard to believe it is August already.  That means that school starts in less than a month, at least in Minnesota, where, by state law, most schools aren’t allowed to start before Labor Day.

Summer seems like a good time to relax and not have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the school year if you have children.  But with the start of school, many of the old problems crop up again.  Maybe your child is anxious about school, maybe there is some ADD/ADHD you are dealing with, or asthma during Gym class.  (Just thinking about Middle School Gym class takes my breath away—and not from the exertion.)

Maybe it is time to not have to deal with those problems anymore.  Homeopathy can help.  Here are just a few ways:

Shots:  Those back to school shots are “required” at certain grades.  The reason “required” is in quotation marks is because that is what the Minnesota Department of Health would like you to believe.  Fortunately, in Minnesota, we have Conscientious Objector status available to parents and their children.  If you don’t wish to vaccinate your child, you can complete a form, have it notarized and turn it in.  The form is readily available on line or in the school district office.  There are really only a couple of states where there are no exemptions possible.

But what if you are concerned about the childhood diseases?  It is true that as children get older, some of the diseases are less of a concern, but others can show up worse in a teenager.  That is actually the rationale behind the order of the vaccine schedule.  If you are concerned about this, Homeopathy has an answer in Homeoprophylaxis (HP).  Homeopathy has been helping to prevent disease since the early 1800’s when Samuel Hahnemann used homeopathic remedies to ward off scarlet fever, typhoid, and other diseases that were going around in epidemic proportions at the time.

Instead of going through the diseases, you can have the energetic disease without the symptoms of the disease, and still receive protection from those diseases.  It takes about 3 years to complete the basic HP program.

Anxiety:  Some students just simply don’t function well in school.  Perhaps there is a subject which they don’t understand, maybe some performance anxiety or the dreaded social issues, which often seem impossible to tackle.

There are homeopathic remedies for the kid who gets picked on, or sweaty hands and shaky knees during public speaking class.  Even Learning Difficulties can be helped with homeopathy.  Remember, homeopathy isn’t just about physical symptoms, but mental and emotional ones as well.

ADD/ADHD:  I’m very excited to put into practice the new training I received in May.  I wrote a blog about CEASE therapy for Autistic kids.  It turns out that it can also help some ADD/ADHD symptoms as well.  Not every child would need the CEASE protocol, but many can be helped with it, and if not, then good old fashioned Classical Homeopathy can also help.

There is still time to make the school year better with Homeopathy.  Call if you need help.
Kathryn

651-748-1556

www.lotushomeopathy.com

 

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