Sally Lloyd Homeopathy

Treating Anxiety & Autism

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grief how to survive

Grief & How to Survive

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.
grief and how to survive

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.

Best wishes
Sally

first aid coughs

First Aid for Coughs

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.

https://www.helixhomeopathy.com/coughs

If you are not sure whether you should attempt to treat this cough yourself check this post:  Can I Treat It Myself?
Happy prescribing!

drug withdrawal symptoms

Natural Relief for Drug Withdrawal Symptoms.

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.

Testimonial: Coming off Meds for Long-Term Depression

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

Natural Eczema Treatment! Great photos!

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.  natural eczema treatment

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.

Get Rid of Recurrent Tonsillitis Naturally

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!

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[Tonsillitis resolved!]

recurrent tonsillitis cured
[Belladonna used for acute attacks. Tuberculinum to treat the underlying predisposition. Calcarea carbonica to resolve the left over enlargement of tonsils.]

Screen Shot 2017-06-24 at 18.51.09.png[homeopathic belladonna used and no tonsillitis since.]

 

[First published on Steemit here.]

flu shot alternative vaccine

Flu Shot Alternative to Vaccination

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.

 

flu shot alternative

I’m giving you the opportunity to prepare ahead for flu season.

Here’s another
flu shot alternative

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.

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So get your remedies in and take a look at my free remedy chart here:
www.sallylloydhomeopathy.com/flu-5-top-symptoms-5-top-actions/

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.


Where shall I go next?
http://sallylloydhomeopathy.com/treating-ear-infections-safely/
http://sallylloydhomeopathy.com/tooth-abscess-tooth-pain-free-chart/

Altitude sickness: how to treat it with homeopathy

Watch Sarah. Keen to summit Mount Whitney [14.505ft] after homeopathic treatment for adrenal fatigue, she wanted to know remedies for altitude sickness …
So, Here’s a wonderful lady I nursed through adrenal fatigue as part of my adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism study.  She has recovered from adrenal fatigue and is back hiking.   After training again she recently summited Mount Whitney in the US, with a summit height of 14,505ft.   I think you can say that’s a pretty good cure for someone who was truly incapacitated.   Just before she went she asked about altitude sickness.  Is there a homeopathic remedy?  And I told her she could use coca [just like the Peruvians do] … but use it in homeopathic potency.  That is seriously easy to carry!   In the USA you can order it from www.sourcehomeopathy.com.  In the UK you can order from www.helios.co.uk. Get them to suggest what potency you might need, but I think I recommended Sarah a simple 30c or 200c.  With 30c you take a bit more often.  With 200c you space about 1 hour apart and stop when you feel better.  You can take a top up dose a few times a day to ward off altitude sickness if you are up there for long.   Use precautions though!  Don’t use this to push yourself into a place of danger.  Keep an eye on how you are feeling and have a contingency plan.  All the usual climbers safety rules! Here, you get to see Sarah celebrating just before summiting … letting me know that she did well with the coca.  
 
 

steroid side effects

Your Immune System’s Warfare Tactics

I’m actually considering calling this post “Killing Me Softly”.  It’s principally about steroid side effects, but I’m not drawing attention to just these drugs.

[credit: bestgamewallpapers] [This post first published at steemit.]

Your Immune System’s Warfare Tactics.

I visualize our immune system like a series of defensive concentric walls set up around a citadel:

The Citadel:
Our immune system will prioritize the protection of our mind and brain [‘the citadel’] above all else.  Throughout human history we’d die rapidly without our sanity to assist us in recognizing danger, keeping safe and finding the resources we need to survive.

The City Walls:
Next, our immune system prioritizes the protection of the singular organs.  We don’t have a spare heart or liver etc.

After this, we are down to the areas of the body or double organs that can be compromised to some extent and for some time without instant death. We can limp along with a part of these systems working, or one of these duplicated organs.

Penultimately, we are down to the joints & muscles.  Death will come slower [nowadays not really at all] with a joint or muscular problem.  It has to get pretty severe.

Finally, A skin problem like eczema or mucous membrane problem isn’t really going to impede your survival much at all [survival, not comfort is your body’s priority!]  You may succumb to infection but it is likely your immune system is pretty strong if you can keep your ill health at the skin level and protect the deeper organs and inner citadel.  You’ll burn a fever and fight an infection.

 

Your body is always using its UTMOST resources to push the imbalance out to the furthest point from the inner citadel.  As it is weakened, the defenses fall and the immune system is forced to allow more disorder to enter the higher organs and the mental and emotional spheres.

 


Steroid Side Effects:
Many Medicines Help You Lose the Fight.

Read the side effects of steroid meds [indeed any meds].  You’ll get some idea of the kinds of conditions you can lapse into.
Your predispositions dictate what you’ll get from that list of side effects.
That’s why a drug doesn’t always cause the same problem in everyone.

People have different predispositions to problems in different systems and organs when their symptoms are suppressed with steroids. Your family medical history can give you hints as to what to expect, and if you have a family predisposition to mental health problems we know that your walls tumble fast.

Side effects are signs you are losing the fight.  Sometimes they last and sometimes you are strong enough to detox and throw them off.

Let me tell you a story …

ECZEMA –> ASTHMA –> MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Maybe you got an eczema eruption at 2 months like the boy I talk about in this case [shortly after vaccinations is the most common time]. You use some steroid creams and some more vaccinations are scheduled and ear infections or tonsillitis start.   You continue your hydrocortisone cream, have a few courses of antibiotics and gradually your eczema improves.

Now you see that your colds start to involve some sinus or chest troubles.  Maybe bronchitis troubles you some [more antibiotics] and you’ve got some tenacious catarrh.  You get some ear tubes fitted.  You are also diagnosed with asthma [you’ve likely reached about age 5 by now, depends on how quickly your walls fall].  [Very common pattern in vaccinated children!]

Now you have increasingly unmanageable asthma [but your eczema is ‘cured’ or you have ‘grown out of it’].  It can get impossibly hard for people to manage this level of asthma without steroids [never withdraw them at this stage unless your doctor advises it] … so you get more steroids [inhaled and/or syrup].  You still get infections on your chest and need more antibiotics.
Gradually, with the steroids and antibiotics, your infections stop. You ‘grew out of them’.

If you successfully control asthma with these steroid meds you’ll likely begin to develop behaviour problems like aggression and/or anxiety.  Progressively, with continued steroid treatment, you may descend into ADD, ADHD, ASD and even levels of psychosis [psychosis is one of the side effects noted with steroid meds]. Gradually you’ve been gathering little hints of these mental health problems, and now you are truly at diagnosis point.  The likelihood is you are otherwise pretty ‘well’ nowadays. You no longer get repeat infections and you’ve not had a fever for some time, maybe years since you were 5 or 6.
School is getting pretty tough and you are gonna need your diagnosis to get the support you need.

steroid side effects

Psychiatric side effects of Prednisolone.

READING YOUR MEDICAL JOURNEY

When a homeopath listens to your history and hears these events in order, they can track the stages at which your immune system lost stages of the battle and the crucial events that breached your defenses.    This is my first job when I meet you, to track these events and stages and give you an assessment of your level of health and a prognosis for recovery.

When we treat these mental health problems with homeopathy asthma resurfaces. That’s proof that it was never ‘cured’ or ‘grown out of’.  It was just SUPERSEDED by a deeper illness.  Allopathic medicine generally works this way, by replacing one disease with a deeper disease.

The modern child’s development and life outcomes are frequently severely compromised by these medical interventions.

Homeopathy can offer a fairly rapid cure for eczema in the first place.
Curing the results of suppression is a long-term undertaking.

Homeopathy needs to be integrated into general medical practice if we are not going to see the battle lost in most people’s lives.  Each generation is being born with more predispositions and weaker immunity.
I think we are looking at the health equivalent of ‘Peak Oil’ or global warming.

It’s unlikely homeopathy will be integrated, in part because none of us understand how it works [that doesn’t stop the medical folk!] and it is a big threat to Big Pharma’s shareholders.
Your personal option is to opt out of the conventional health system as far as you can.  Keep your family healthy and improve their health with homeopathic treatment.  Make it a priority.

tooth pain treatment

TOOTH ABSCESS & TOOTH PAIN: FREE CHART

This page will provide you with remedy suggestions for tooth abscesses and a free chart to deal fast with tooth pain, without side effects.  Read on …

Abscess:

The most usual remedy I’ve found is hepar sulph [UK, USA].  A single dose of 200c is often enough. If it returns you can try another dose [don’t overdo it though]. If it keeps coming back … talk to a homeopath who can find you a remedy to deal with the predisposition or try Silica.  If silica fits, the tooth will feel loose. Pain is worse at night, from eating warm food & when a cold draft gets into the mouth.

tooth abscess treatment

Tooth Pain Remedies:

You can find my post on natural treatment for tooth decay here. You can HEAL teeth in many cases and prevent decay.

There are 159 ‘tooth pain‘ remedies in Kent’s repertory, so if you don’t succeed to treat yourself you can be pretty sure to get help with an acute appointment with a homeopath.

Here’s a chart of the most usual ones. 🙂

tooth pain treatment

Here’s the 159 remedies … and below, links to Kent’s repertory, where you can check your symptoms in more detail if you are feeling brave … and then a link to the full remedy names with details of the symptoms common to the remedy!

tooth pain treatmentClick to reach Kent’s repertory. 

Key to remedy abbreviations. 

hay fever cures treatment

Seasonal Allergy Cures! Wahoooooo!

Here are a number of ways you can cure or treat seasonal hay fever pollen allergies.
Some temporary relief and some long term cures.
[Originally Steemed at Steemit]

Temporary relief from pollen related allergies:

  1. Local honey! Get some that was harvested within 1 mile of your home [not always easy to do] and eat a spoonful daily during allergy times. It works to control the symptoms! You can try honey from further afield but it might not contain the pollens that are bothering you & you need these in small quantities to ‘immunise’ you. Try it if all you can get is further away. It tastes nice! Whoever said medicine had to be a bitter pill!
  2. Homeopathic antihistamine ‘Histaminum’ [UK] [USA] … can be taken daily as a substitute for pharmaceutical antihistamines [which usually cause drowsiness and other side effects. Some are linked to liver damage and linked to dementia]. Homeopathic remedies are free of side effects, safe and effective 🙂 Histaminum can be used to control allergies caused by other allergens like animals, paint fumes, perfumes, etc. It helps the body to moderate histamine production. Usually, a daily dose of histaminum 200c in homeopathic solution is about right [a few drops is enough]. Start taking it a bit before you expect to be exposed and continue throughout the season.
  3. Homeopathic remedies for individualised experience of pollen allergies: Different people have different symptoms and need different remedies. Eyes, nose, ears, chest/breathing and sinuses are usually the areas affected, with some people having skin involvement too. See the remedy chart at the bottom of this post to select the best remedy for you [or speak to a homeopath/ homeopathic pharmacist]. [UK & USA pharmacies.] You can safely take the best fitting remedy in 30c potency every 20 minutes [in homeopathic solution] for up to 5 doses. As soon as the symptoms improve, stop. Start again when needed. If it’s not working after 5 doses, try the next best fitting remedy in the same way.

Long-term Cure of Hay fever:

If you want to cure your hay fever, see a homeopath and get treatment out of season!  We need to see your underlying total symptoms without the acute hay fever episode obscuring everything else.   In season you will be palliating the symptoms only.   It’s worth it as you will raise your overall level of health at the same time, and deal with other irritating symptoms you might have.

 

Remedy chart:

 

Hayfever (Kent p326) :

Ail., All-c.ars-i., ars., arum-t., Arund., bad., brom., carb-v.cycl., dulc., euphr., gels., iod., kali-bi., kali-i., kali-p., lach., naja., Nat-m., nux-v., Psor.puls., ran-b., Sabad.sang., sil., Sin-n.stict., teucr., wye.

burning & itching in ears.  catarrhal states. arundo
Sudden, explosive sneezing. Upper respiratory tract.  Heat to head. Lachrymation ++.  > warm drinks. < open air < cold air. sabad  [d/a all-c > open air]
> outside.  Burning nasal, bland lachrymation

August, morning.  Violent sneezing.

all cep [puls] [≠ euphr]
irritable, sensitive to cold + hayfever

asthmatic breathing.  Focus more on the lower resp system.  < indoors [puls]

nux v
hot hurried, hayfever. iod and ars iod
after emotional experience.  frequent sneezing, loss of taste and smell [nats].  cold sores, dried cracked lips and crack in centre of bottom lip. nat mur
eyes swollen agglutinated.  Sneezing.  Coryza from getting wet.  Tip of nose red, sore, ulcerated.  Gushing tears on opening in the morning. rhus tox
spasmodic sneezing.  < odour of flowers [all c]

Itching in the palate.  Tears flowing during sneezing, yawning and coughing. Asthma just in the summer. sensitive to the smell of garlic.

sabad
acrid lachrymation, bland nose.  < open air

Cough & difficult respiration is only in daytime and better at night lying down.

euphrasia [≠ all c]
burning, hot discharges.  swelling. Red under nose

Wheezing at night. Have to sit up.

ars [cf ars-iod]
Like ars.  Burning, thin, discharges. swelling.

Red, angry, swollen, itchy mucous membranes.

Eustachian involvement.

ars-iod
Starts with burning and itching of the palate [wye, ran-b], and of the conjunctiva. arundo [red in Kent]
smarting eyes. lids burning and sore. nose stuffed, especially in the evening. pressure at root of nose [kali-bi].  Tingling and crawling inside nose. Hawking and swallowing in effort to scratch inside of nose! ran-b
itching roof of mouth, palate and throat. Patient must draw the tongue back and forth over the soft palate. wye
itching mouth/throat d/a arund, ran-b, wye
< heat.  Blocked nose indoors and running outdoors. sulph [puls]
blocked at night, running during day.

> outside, worse in warm room. < lying down.  > cool applications (cold flannel).  Itching roof of mouth at night.

puls
big, swollen eyes.  > cold [puls, sabad].  Hives with hayfever.  Swelling of the throat. apis

[Full names of remedies here]


Key
[as I pulled these charts from my own notes]: red are the most intense/most likely remedies, followed by blue, then black.
‘d/a’ means differential analysis … which means you should check out the remedy suggested.
> = better for.
< = worse for.
Good luck! Enjoy the summer!

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