My good friend, homeopathy

5 Dec

My journey with homeopathy started out in 2000 when I was in first year at varsity. At the Chiropractic and Homeopathic Clinic on the DUT campus, as students we had access to free treatments for as long as we were there, bring on the freebies! This meant something close to abuse of the system, as any student would. At first I was not a believer, didn’t understand how it worked and thought those guys were quacks to say the least. Being a young adult at varsity meant missing lectures to spend lazy sun-filled days on the beach at Joe Kools sipping sangrias… errr I meant diligently studying and passing every test and assignment with flying colors. Now how on earth can you have problems???

There was a time where I was feeling emotionally fragile and extremely tearful (and ended up crying in the clinic reception no less), it could have been after a break-up of sorts (I think) and no amount of talking about it would have helped. My then homeopath (a senior student) gave me powder to place under my tongue that would calm me and I swear that it made a world of difference in no time. In the selection of a remedy, homeopaths regards each patient as a unique being. What drew me was that the remedy is selected on the basis, not only of the clinical diagnosis, but also and especially, on those aspects and attributes which reveal a patient’s uniqueness – the life experience, personality, values, beliefs, habits and emotions. While disease affects the entire patient in body, mind, emotions and soul, the remedy has to be selected on holistic principles and administered in quantum form to be able to address all these levels of existence to prove curative. There is no condition that should be excluded from the repertoire of Homoeopathy as it is a complete medical system with which any medical condition, in any human being, of any age has the potential to be treated.

To give a little background, it is believed that the first and central law of homeopathic science is the Law of Similars: what a substance can cause, it can cure! Simple examples of healing by similarity are: Allium cepa, the red onion, causes intense itching and watering of the eyes and nose and attacks of sneezing; it is often indicated for the treatment of head colds and hay fever. Coffee causes insomnia and mental hyperactivity; used as a homeopathic potency it relaxes the mind and permits natural sleep. Now, how cool is that?

As a new mother, pedantic about everything including the use and administering of medication, I’ve always used homeopathic preparations with my family, especially with Samuel. In the beginning of my pregnancy I caught a cold and other than the prescribed antibiotics and panado (which didn’t touch sides) natural remedies were the order of the day to get me through. I’m the kind of person that believes our bodies, when given the right kind of help, have the innate ability to heal themselves. And there are some really great homeopaths in our country.

Let me also be the first to admit that I hate seeing my child in any kind of pain or distress but I do believe that mainstream medicine has its place as well as its drawbacks! We definitely owe it to ourselves and our kids to research what options we have access to that will not cause unwanted side-effects in the long run – just a thought!

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3 Responses to “My good friend, homeopathy”

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