I use many different approaches when it comes to helping people to get back into
balance or back into control of their bodies.
Bodies are designed to be self-regulating and self-repairing. The discoverer of
Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnneman, called this ‘intelligence’ the Vital Force.
This process of constant re-balancing is known as homeostasis. If we are too hot,
we cool down and vice versa.
Sometimes, however, something can suddenly happen to us that we cannot deal with
or adapt to, and this causes us to become upset or unwell. Our body just does not
know what to do. This can trigger acute problems (grief, shock, anxiety, panic attacks
etc) or if untreated can develop into more chronic conditions.
The challenge to the homeopath is to uncover enough clues until all of a sudden there
is that “Aha!” moment when we understand what is happening and more importantly what
will probably help to relieve the condition or the state the person is in.
When I was a student homeopath in my first year, we were encouraged to start to practice
case-taking (or interviewing) our family and friends. An 18-year old woman came to
see me, complaining of a pain in her elbow that she had had for over 18 months after
falling off her motorbike. She had been X-Rayed and scanned and nobody could find
out what was wrong. I asked her “Did you bruise your elbow when you fell onto the
road?” “No!” she said ... “That was the funny thing. I couldn’t understand it!”
I checked with my Teacher and explained the problem and asked if I should give some
Arnica to help to bring out the bruising? He agreed. I gave the young lady 3 separate
doses of Arnica 30c, 8 hours apart. She rang me the next morning after only taking
2 of the 3 pills and reported that all the pain had gone when she woke up ... and
her elbow had turned black and blue!!!
Placebo ? I don’t think so! If it is one, then the NHS should be giving it after
every Road Traffic Accident! One of these days .....