If you know how dreadful ulcerative colitis can get you’ll appreciate the relief this lady has felt after I treated her with homeopathy. It’s a really moving testimonial. She’s come SO far! She was one of the patients on a study I did into treating adrenal fatigue with homeopathy, but she also had rheumatoid arthritis and no longer has her exhaustion or joint problems and now her gut issues are also resolved. 🙂
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Here’s a lovely video from a little guy I’ve been treating for about 1 year. I think I mentioned him in one of my diary posts before because he spoke his first expressive language about 4 months ago … and it was to chuck his granny out of the bathroom! haha.
He’s struggled with eating and that’s resolved nicely between lycopodium and some eating therapy sessions. He was very underweight so we are glad to get on top of this.
His other great gain is LANGUAGE. He was non-verbal when we started so the significance of this video is massive.
If you are here reading this, you are in pain and I’m hoping I can help you in some way.
Profound grief can come from a loss in many forms. It is inevitable with the loss of a parent, child, friend, spouse, sibling. It can be a loss by death, abandonment or betrayal.
But it can also be the loss of faith in a religion you have held dear for a long time, that formed your full scope of coping mechanisms in life & provided your extended ‘family’ before the rug was pulled from beneath you. It can be leaving home to board at school or going to university, or a child leaving.
The cause of a grief can be obvious and recognizable by everyone, but don’t discount something that seems too small to cause ‘true’ grief. Often there is a lot wrapped up in a painful incident that you might not be consciously aware of. It can speak to you from other griefs that you haven’t healed and call for them to be healed alongside. Trust your instinct. Acknowledging this can validate your feelings and cause you to be kinder to yourself.
A bereavement is likely to leave you gutted and helpless and might feel terribly unmanageable. I’m here to offer some strategies that can make it livable and bring you through the healing you’ll need to do. With this kind of support and these strategies, you can avoid hiding from your grief and avoid maintaining it as a wound that will not heal. You can avoid having to hide from memories of the person that you lost in order to merely survive, losing the person more thoroughly in the process of hiding.
Homeopathy for grief
I have seen great help from a homeopathic remedy called Ignatia, especially when you cannot cry and need to be alone and the grief cannot lift. You will feel a weight in your chest and likely a lump sensation in your throat. You may have a bad temper too. People frequently can’t behave well during grieving and if you are containing a lot of pain silently this can explode out as anger. Forgive yourself and and know you are doing your best right now.
In the first stages of grief, it can feel like a panic attack. Aconite as a homeopathic remedy can help here to still the panic. You are not going to feel wonderful, nothing can do that, but it is possible to weather the storms.
Usually, I would recommend a single dose of 10M potency [aconite if needed and then ignatia]. It can be ordered from www.Helios.co.uk or www.sourcehomeopathy.com in the USA. If you are not so sure, contact a homeopath or Helios/Source who will be happy to help you, or book a 15 min chat with me at www.calendly.com/sallylloydhomeopathy/15. I can give you simple potency advice or book you in for a more thorough support call.
After a grief, acute health problems like pleurisy and quinsy are not uncommon. Act soon and get help. These can be healed with homeopathy. I had to heal both pleurisy and quinsy for myself soon after my brother’s death. Family situations can be very difficult and traumatic and add to the grief, and health problems caused by the strain.
After the death of my brother, I found this piece of writing incredibly reassuring. I don’t want to forget him or hide him away so I don’t feel the pain, even if I could.
I hope G Snow’s writing will help you to know you will survive and that it will get easier to remember your loved one without being broken all over again and I hope homeopathy can help soothe you too.
My brother Richard was lost overboard in 2013 at age 30. We never found out what happened to him or why and the grief for my family has been long and difficult. I really hope you will be able to come to terms with what has happened to you. I hope this article goes a small way toward helping.
Let’s Avoid Antibiotics with First Aid for Coughs!
I’ve been meaning to add a first aid page with a coughs chart but have been too busy to do so and now, why reinvent the wheel? My colleague Paula Webb has written one that it unsurpassable so I’m going to link to it instead so you can find all the info you need when you come to my first aid section. Search out hers too! It is pretty great.
If you are not sure whether you should attempt to treat this cough yourself check this post: Can I Treat It Myself?
This post is a response to a question about drug withdrawal symptoms sent during a live Q&A session in our support group “Treating Children’s Anxiety Naturally”.
How can homeopathy help people cope with withdrawal from psychotropic medications?
Drug withdrawal symptoms can often look just like the symptoms you started the drug for. It’s worth researching the withdrawal symptoms carefully if you are coming off a med and then you know what you need to look for. They are temporary but can be difficult to live through, meaning that people often return to the drugs they are trying to withdraw.
Our first action is to deal with the problem the drug was prescribed for, helping the person with that problem and then helping them withdraw psychotropic drugs with the cooperation of their conventional prescriber.
Safety first. It’s a great idea to have supervision from the conventional prescriber, who has a set up to catch you if you fall. We want to get you through the process safely.
What I do as a homeopath:
1. I consult with the patient to find the symptoms that occurred originally that necessitated the prescription of a psychotropic drug. Most people have little trouble remembering them as they were usually strong and memorable and people usually forget to take meds at some point and have a relapse. Also, sometimes some or all of the symptoms remained despite the psychotropic drug.
I need to distinguish and exclude the symptoms that are side effects of the med.
Then I give the needed homeopathic remedy to the patient and monitor the changes. Usually, we see that the patient comes to gradually need a lower dose of the med and their conventional prescriber will recognise this and begin to lower the dose. Sometimes this is not obvious and the patient might propose to their prescriber a lowering of the dose as a trial.
2. When the dose is lowered enough that the patient decides they want to stop the psychotropic med [or decides with the collaboration of their prescriber that they will trial coming off] we review the withdrawal symptoms of the drug and keep a note of what to look out for. At this point, we might repeat the remedy we used originally if needed to help with any withdrawal symptoms. We might need a different remedy for the symptoms.
3. The next stage after the withdrawal symptoms settle and the patient feels stable is to homeopathically detox the remaining side-effects of the psychotropic medication. This can be done with the medication itself in homeopathic form. This can often bring good improvements not just with obvious side-effects but with overall feeling of being more ‘well’. If there were medications that are thought to have contributed to the mental health problem in the first place [medications such as steroids can have side effects such as psychosis for example] these medications can also be detoxed and would usually be detoxed first and foremost.
4. The 4th stage is to work with the patient to further raise their level of health. Often, old symptoms or problems return. They were not resolved but more overtaken by a deeper illness. When we see old symptoms coming back we know that the patient is at an earlier, higher stage of health. The intention is to work with these symptoms with remedies until we raise the level of health to a point high enough that they can weather traumas without relapsing.
I have also used this method to help people overcome withdrawal for recreational drugs. One case was a baby born addicted due to exposure in utero. Another was the side effects of cannabis use.
I hope this has been a useful explanation.
If you need help with drug withdrawal symptoms or a mental health problem my 15 min free call is the best way to discuss this with me. www.calendly.com/sallylloydhomeopathy
Natural eczema treatment is something searched for by so many people. The danger of suppressing it with steroid medications is a tendency to progress into asthma if you look at the medical history of children with eczema.
I’ve worked with the lady who owns these hands for about a year. She came to me for adrenal fatigue, summited Mount Whitney and her remaining problem eczema on her hands for 6 years. After her last remedy [Sepia] about a month ago … here is the result.
This really is some magic medicine! Who knows how it works? But it does!
Other case testimonials and pictures here.
First published at Steemit here.
Your first homeopathic remedy to think of for recurrent tonsillitis is belladonna. It will quickly solve most/many cases of tonsillitis where there is redness of the tonsils and fever. [Sometimes a different remedy is needed].
If you have recurrent tonsillitis this may be enough to finish that so that it doesn’t recur. However, some other patients need another remedy to deal with the underlying predisposition. It’s usually quite quick and simple.
Here are some cases where people with recurrent tonsillitis have resolved it really nicely with some help from homeopathy. Also, homeopathy acts really fast. Faster than antibiotics if you have the right remedy!
Most times these are people who’ve had repeated courses of antibiotics without resolution.
On one occasion I saw a child who was so sick with high fever and tonsillitis start running around the house as right as rain about 10 mins after I gave her a dose of homeopathic belladonna 200c. She was a kind of kid who ran around very fast on all fours like a dog and there she was scampering around the house again! When I arrived she was burning up in a rocking chair, delirious. It is remarkable to see!
[Belladonna used for acute attacks. Tuberculinum to treat the underlying predisposition. Calcarea carbonica to resolve the left over enlargement of tonsils.]
[homeopathic belladonna used and no tonsillitis since.]
[First published on Steemit here.]
Want a flu shot alternative? Don’t want to get that flu vaccine with its vaccine injury risks, tendency to spread flu and its ineffectiveness? Afraid of the flu?
The following tells the story of how simple it is to treat flu with homeopathy and how hard it can be without, with the secondary infections & asthma flares that can come after flu.
I’m giving you the opportunity to prepare ahead for flu season.
This particular person has a predisposition to pneumonia. She skyped me from a hospital, 30 weeks pregnant, with severe asthma (after a cold). They were struggling to get asthma under control despite hospital treatment. She got thro just beautifully with a homeopathic remedy.
So get your remedies in and take a look at my free remedy chart here:
There’s a full first aid section in the First Aid tab up above.
Check out my other Steemit posts for allergies, altitude sickness and a good number of other issues.