This is a subject I got interested in a few years ago. I had never considered medicine much, having had no real personal need to up to that point. Then, My wife, Theresa, felt a lump; it was quickly diagnosed as malignant, and everything changed in our lives. Suddenly I was thrown into the world of conventional medicine as they recommended different treatments and procedures. I vigorously researched them, and was utterly shocked at what I found.
We controversially rejected most of the invasive injunctions recommended, and started looking around for more holistic and nurturing therapies. Ones in which the method seemed to be embracing and working with the body, rather than steeped in combative-language around denying and fighting with it. We thought we already led a holistic-lifestyle, still, we changed a lot through that time, and one of our new discoveries was Homeopathy.
I started using it myself too, and found the results interesting. For, in making a diagnosis, it considers all three-levels of the Being; physical, emotional and mental. So, it’s treatments are profound and complex. No symptom or bodily-occurrence is viewed in isolation. Subsequently, I studied the subject in depth at an academic-level for a couple of years. Since then I have treated my yoga-students with good results.
Homeopathy is particularly good for problems of a non-acute degree that don’t require immediate intervention. To this ends, I help with a lot of knee-trouble as well as menstrual-issues. I’m not advising we use it in all cases. Indeed, sometimes things demand immediate and serious medical attention. But, it’s good stuff, as it often works to shift stubborn complaints where regular medicine hasn’t. Moreover, it’s completely side-affect and risk free. To that ends, I will be sharing some basic remedies on this page from time to time. Below is a brief run-through of the basic-principles involved in this science.
A science that dates back hundreds of years to a medical surgeon, Samuel Hanuman, living in Germany in the late 1700’s. He became dissatisfied with regular-medicine and it’s generally temporary-cure, looking instead to nature to attempt to assertain a different and more satisfactory method.
What he observed was that the body has the power to cure itself if gently stimulated to do so, rather than harshly opposing its symptoms, and, by attempting to quash them, actually making them stronger, often simply manifesting in a different way. He believed that the symptoms were, instead, trying to tell us something; that they needed to be listened to and considered as part of a whole-organism.
Lesser known in the UK, this form of therapy is very popular in continental-Europe; where it’s gentle and holistic nature and lack of side-effects makes it the first-option, before recourse to Allopathic (conventional) medicine .
A treatment takes the whole person into consideration, the mental and emotional state, as well as the presenting symptom wished to be cured. All problems are considered representations to be honoured, signifying and helpfully indicating an inner-imbalance. The remedies are used to trigger the body to rise-up and heal itself, rather than what is essentially done traditionally, which is attempting to fight against ourselves.
For a treatment to be effective the cure must be long-lasting, non-intrusive, as well as not leading to further side-effects, as is so often the case in regular-medicine. These three factors are essentially the manifesto of Homeopathy. It is a profoundly gentle science. All medicines it uses are completely safe; originating from organic and naturally occurring substances that are then ‘distilled’ in order to extract their ‘energetic’ quality. In other words, they are not material-doses, instead energetic representations. They can, therefore, even be taken alongside a conventional prescription if needs be, as there is no ‘actual’ product being given.
In this manner, the science of Homeopathy is unique. Indeed, it is Science as it’s methodology is rigorous and deductive, but other than that it runs fairly contrary to that conventional body, being, as it is, purely energetic and non-material. Moreover, it’s method of treating ‘like with like’, of going with nature, instead of opposing and extracting from it, is also rarely found in conventional science. For, instead of countering nature, it gives the body a tiny dose of what it already suffers from, provoking it to respond more strongly in order to finally overcome the challenge it is struggling to free itself from. But, it has been shown to work, and, just as in regular science, experiments are carefully conducted, and a large body of evidence has been accumulated over hundreds of years now.
Unfortunately, the real reason there is such a strong lobby to discredit, even ban, Homeopathy is because it actually proves so effective as a treatment, hence its potentially strong competition for the regular drug industry. However, its very cheap because its distribution cannot be controlled and limited by the multi-billion dollar industry around drug-prescriptions.
Further particular remedies will follow weekly. These are completely safe for individuals to use in self-diagnosis. On the other hand, it can be useful sometimes to take advise from an experienced professional, that may have a better handle on what is a subtle-subject. To that ends I’m always available for a private consultation also.