I Love Homeopathy! (It’s Only Natural!)
Welcome to my website!
There is a treasure trove of information here about homeopathy and natural healing. There are cases with before-and-after pictures, there are articles galore, information about nutritional healing, how to use your homeopathy first-aid kit, and much, much more; so, please have a look at the links above!
First we should know how to pronounce it:
It’s a Greek word that means “Let likes be cured by likes.” It may not make sense now but read on and I assure you, it will.
It was always known that sometimes a person “needed a taste of his own medicine!” or a “hair of the dog” that bit him, or that we had to “fight fire with fire!” But it took Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in 1810, to put this folklore concept into an actual science with medicines that we refer to as homeopathic remedies; or, just simply “remedies”.
Why should we embrace this 200 year old obscure healing art that most people have never heard of? First of all, it wasn’t always obscure; and secondly, to the extent that it is, we can thank Big Pharma’s single-minded obsession with squelching all treatments it doesn’t personally own! The fact is, homeopathic remedies work–and without the harmful side effects of drugs!
People usually find out about homeopathy quite by accident. They have an unrelenting cough, for example, and nothing in the drugstore has worked, now they’re in the health food store. They see a homeopathic dropper bottle labeled simply:
“Maybe this will help,” they think; hoping against hope, and then are stunned by the surprising results! “Why doesn’t my doctor know about this?” they protest.
This actually happened to me once! My daughter, Shana, had a horrendous cough that she picked up at a “water park” when she was 8 years old. In desperation, I took her to a homeopath after this had gone on too long–over a month. The next day, incredibly, to my amazement, the cough was noticeably improving; but, I have to confess: I had so little faith in homeopathy that after I gave the first dose, I threw the remedy away! I know this sounds insane but I am not kidding! However, at some point on day-2, it finally dawned on me that she had stopped coughing!!!! Oh my God, I had thrown the remedy away! Where was it? Had the trash gone out?” I began rummaging desperately through the trash and incredibly, it was still there in the waste paper basket in the bathroom; thank God! Yes, Shana completely recovered!
The Law Of Similars
Apparently “likes” really are cured by “likes”! Why don’t “opposites” cure? It seems so logical, and what all of modern medicine is based on! But once I explain it to you, you will immediately say, “Oh! Of course!” And here is the explanation: Living beings are not inanimate objects; they are not made of stone! You can put a chunk of ice on a rock and the rock will get cold and stay cold! But if you put a piece of ice on a human being, here’s what happens: the human being heats up to deal with the ice! Stated simply, human beings self-adjust to every impression, the human body does not stay constant; so, you can’t simply create a drug that has a given effect and not realize that the human body is going to react to that effect and dismantle it! In other words, the human body is going to disarm all of your drugs! This is why you have to keep repeating them!
Whatever you do to the body, it does the opposite! Why? Its whole survival depends on the constant pursuit of “homeostasis”, which means “balance”.
As an example, let’s turn our attention to my favorite eating place, the Chinese Restaurant–in spite of the ever-present danger of burning one’s mouth with the hot mustard! Has this ever happened to you? The ice water you dive into for relief works great for the moment–until you swallow! As soon as that happens, look out! The burn is back with a vengeance — you all know what I’m talking about, right? Why does this happen? Why doesn’t the ice water give lasting relief? Because the impression of cold forces your mouth to heat up to restore balance! Your body is ALWAYS striving for balance! How do you think this affects the burn you got from the hot mustard? It’s going to make it worse, which is going to force you to…drink MORE ice water! Which, again, will force your mouth to compensate by heating up; and then what? You’ll reach for MORE ice water–this is a never-ending gambit! There’s no ultimate solution this way; but… this is the prototype for all of standard medicine!
The doctor gives you an “anti” drug, an “opposite” drug, if you will, and the body deals with it by neutralizing it! And then what does that leave you with? More pain and worse pain! Instead of the doctor saying, “Let’s try a different approach this time,” he says, “Let’s give the drug again! Let’s give it more often! Let’s give the ‘Extra Strength’ option!”
The clueless doctor never gets the message! He keeps saying, “Let’s give the drug again!” What is he setting in motion? Drug dependence, ADDICTION!
The body self-adjusts to all impressions!
This is the conundrum of modern medicine–that you can’t give an “anti” drug without making the patient drug-dependent!
All drugs palliate in the beginning and aggravate in the end, leading to repetition of the drug and the beginning of addiction!
The aggravation at the end is called “rebound”, that’s your complaint springing back to the foreground after having been temporarily held in abeyance by the “ice water” or pharmaceutical drug. “Rebound” cries out for the drug to be repeated, just as you keep instinctively grabbing for the ice water at the Chinese Restaurant. Indeed, you CAN’T stop the drug, because “rebound” becomes increasingly intolerable. Eventually “tolerance” sets in, meaning that your body has so compensated for the drug, so risen to the occasion, that it no longer experiences the drug effect at all; so, higher and higher potencies of the drug are needed to make your body feel it again; ultimately, you’re in the untenable position where nothing works anymore! Think about the deaths of some of our most famous celebrities like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
By the time Michael Jackson OD’d on sleeping medication, he needed anesthesia to get to sleep at night! That’s what repeated levels of “tolerance” lead to! On the night that he died, he had already taken numerous sleeping pills that had absolutely no effect on him! He actually insisted on anesthesia so he could fall asleep! This is the end-result of the philosophy that “opposites cure”!
Ask yourself, how many people are addicted to their nasal sprays, laxatives, inhalers, sleeping pills…. Eventually the highest potency is reached and the drug is at the end of its line! Then what? Where does the patient go for relief now? There is, unfortunately, a limit to drug-potency, to how “high” a drug can go; a drug gets to so many milligrams and that’s it. But there is no limit to the body’s “rebound” capacity! Consequently, in the war between the drug’s symptom-suppressing capacity and the body’s “rebound” capacity, the drug always loses; and there you are, in distress, with no pharmaceutical to take for it!
What great planning!
Mistakes Were Made!
So, added to the mistake we just described (healing with “opposites”), we have modern medicine’s second mistake, namely: “symptom suppression”. And people are OK with that because they think that symptoms represent what’s wrong, whereas actually, symptoms represent the body’s effort to DEAL with what’s wrong!
All drugs are aimed at making the body do something fundamentally unnatural that it would never, ever, in a million years, do on its own; like lowering a fever with the pathogens still flourishing! That would never happen in real life because the fever is there to burn up and destroy pathogens; and consequently, when a drug forces the fever to stop against the body’s will, you wind up with a “false normal”–a temperature “normal” in name only, because in reality, there’s nothing “normal” about what’s happening! The patient is still sick but with “normal” numbers–which seems to be all the medical profession cares about– numbers–and yes, there will be a price to pay for this! Why? Because you are making the body perform contrary to its nature, opposite to how it was put together! This is like driving your car with the emergency brake on; or, going 60 m.p.h. in 2nd gear–your car wasn’t built to do that, it would never do that on its own, you would have to use force to make that happen, and needless to say, there will be consequences for such reckless disregard!
Of course homeopaths understand that symptoms are uncomfortable and no one wants to suffer from them; but, they also understand that symptoms are a response to an underlying CAUSE, like the presence of a virus, and so the problem, then, is the cause, not the symptom that springs up because of it! We know that the only way for the symptom to go away is for the immune system to give the “green light”–because it is the immune system that initiates the symptom in the first place and it’s not going to let go of it until it “believes” the underlying cause is gone! How, then, do we make the immune system believe that? That is the question!
Mimic The Symptom With A Remedy!
This is the answer, and that is what homeopathy does! “We’ll mimic what the body is doing,” is our motto! “You’re sneezing? Our remedy sneezes; in fact, it sneezes more!” What does that mean? Have you ever taken a substance that makes you sneeze? What about red pepper? Or even black pepper? See? That’s the idea–a remedy made out of pepper! Why does that work to stop sneezing? Because, knowing that the body always does the OPPOSITE (remember?) because it’s always striving for balance, if you give a remedy that “sneezes”, your body will be forced to compensate by stopping the sneezing–because there’s too much sneezing, there’s an imbalance! The body abhors an imbalance!
So, first you have the body sneezing (from whatever cause–a cold, hay fever, etc.), then a remedy comes along that “sneezes”, excessively! Now there’s too much sneezing and the immune system has to restore balance! And the only thing it can and must do is to stop making the nose sneeze! You see, the immune system itself has to do it, that’s the only way the symptom stops! Modern Medicine can suppress it, can drive it inward, create a chronic disease out of it, but it can’t stop it; which is to say, can’t cure it!
“Oh, I get it now!”
I told you you would! You can thank Samuel Hahnemann! I couldn’t have thought of it!
What something can cause, it can cure in small doses!
Remember? A hair of the dog that bit you? That’s an awfully small dose! What would that dose be like mathematically? One hair–out of how many hairs on a dog’s body? Ten thousand? I don’t know, I’m just guessing! One drop of “dog’s hair” in 10,000 drops of water. They say our homeopathic doses are ridiculously small, too small to be believed! But where did this folklore come from? A hair of the dog that bit you? Way back in time, somebody obviously knew something about “nano dosing”! And this is a typical homeopathic dose–one in 10,000 (a potency we call 10M: 10 meaning 10, and M being the Roman numeral for a thousand; hence, 10,000).
This is a basic principle of healing, every ancient culture knew about it!
LIKES ARE CURED BY LIKES!
Click on picture to enlarge, then click the “back” button to return to this page:
Elaine takes online cases. She will also speak to your group about homeopathy and natural healing if you live within an hour or so of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Write to her at LEWRA@aol.com