I Love Homeopathy! (It’s Only Natural!)
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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 should “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 cry.
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 without let-up. 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 her the first dose, I threw the remedy away! I’m not kidding! But at some point it finally dawned on me, “She’s not coughing!!!! Oh my God, oh my God, I threw the remedy away! Where is it, where is it, have we emptied yesterday’s trash yet?” I began rummaging through the trash and incredibly, it was still there; thank goodness!
Since then, there have been many similar homeopathic miracles in my life, a virtual parade of them; not that there haven’t been others; but, there have been few miracles quite as consistent, reliable and impressive as homeopathy!
The Law Of Similars
Homeopathy works for one simple reason: Likes are cured by likes! They are not cured by contraries/opposites, even though that would seem to make sense (and what most of standard medicine is based on) but you really have to think about this deeply! Human beings are not inanimate objects; they are not rocks or steel girders! You can put a chunk of ice on a rock and it will get cold and stay cold. But you put ice on a human being and the human being heats up! Why? It’s ADJUSTING to the ice. Human beings are self-adjusting entities!
Our bodies adjust to every stimulus impressed upon them! If you apply heat to the body, it sweats to cool down. Whatever you do to the body, it does the opposite! Now, I’m saying this for a reason because your doctor thinks we’re made of plastic and whatever he does to us will just sit passively and there will be no reaction to have to deal with later on!
So, let us turn our attention now to the Chinese Restaurant–a place near and dear to my heart! Nonetheless, there are a lot of ways to burn your mouth at a Chinese Restaurant, especially with the hot mustard! The ice water you dive into for relief “works”, but, only for as long as it’s there–in your mouth. As soon as you swallow it, look out! The burn comes back with a vengence — you’ve noticed that, right? Why does this happen? Because the impression of icy coldness forced your mouth to heat up to restore balance! Your body is ALWAYS trying to restore 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 do what? Force your body to compensate by heating up; and then what? More ice water! OK, you must have gotten the picture by now!
This is the prototype for all of standard medicine! The pharmaceutical drug is an “anti” drug. You know them: antihistamines, anti-inflammatories…. The assumption by the doctor is that your body will simply accept it passively and not OPPOSE it! What a crazy assumption, surely they must know better! And so what, now, is going to happen to your complaint based on what we know from the hot mustard or the hot sauce? It’s going to get worse! Your complaint is going to get worse and FORCE you to take the ice again, or the drug again, as the case may be! So, what are we setting in motion here? DRUG DEPENDENCE.
It means that you can’t cure anything this way, not if your healing philosophy is “opposites cure”!
The body self-adjusts to all impressions!
This is the conundrum of modern medicine–that you can’t give an “anti” drug without the case getting worse!
All drugs palliate in the beginning and aggravate in the end, leading to repetition of the drug, and the beginning of, drug 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 again and again. This is the beginning of the addictive process, because, indeed, you CAN’T stop the drug. Eventually “tolerance” sets in, meaning that your body has so compensated for the drug that it no longer experiences it; so, higher and higher potencies are needed to make your body feel the drug again, until finally you’re in the ridiculous position where nothing works anymore! Think about the deaths of some of our most famous celebrities like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
Did you know that by the time Michael Jackson OD’d on sleeping medication, he needed anesthesia to get to sleep at night? That’s where repeated levels of “tolerance” got him 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! You see what I mean? It’s absolutely insane! This is the inevitable end-result of healing with “opposites”!
Ask yourself, how many people are addicted to their nasal sprays, laxatives, inhalers…. Eventually the highest potency will be reached and the drug will be at the end of the line. Then what? These people have backed themselves into a corner. This is what I’m talking about, the complaint always “rebounds” and while there is no limit to “rebound capacity”, there is, unfortunately, a limit to drug-potency. A drug gets to so many milligrams and starts merging into lethal levels and, so, can go no further. 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, with distressing symptoms, infinitely worse now than when the case started, and absolutely nothing to take for it! Great planning!
Mistakes Were Made!
So, added to the mistake we just described (healing with “opposites”), we have modern medicine’s other mistake, that of hiding symptoms (the way aspirin hides arthritis pain) instead of curing symptoms.
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 lower a fever with the pathogens still present in the body! That would never take place in nature, and consequently, that would be a “false normal”–a “normal” in name only, because in reality, there’s nothing “normal” about it!!!! The patient is still sick, with “normal” numbers–which seems to be all the medical profession cares about–numbers– and yes, there will be consequences! Why? Because you are making the body perform contrary to its nature, opposite to how it was put together, the way it was programmed! 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 for that! That was something stupid that you imposed on it! There will be consequences.
In homeopathy, we are not “fond” of symptoms any more than orthodox medicine is; but, we at least understand that symptoms are a response to an underlying CAUSE, just like fever is a response to the presence of germs, and so the problem, then, is the cause, not the symptom that springs up in response to it! We know that the only way for the symptom to go away is for the immune system to give the “green light” for it to go–because it is the immune system that initiated the symptom and it’s not going to let go until it gets the “all-clear!” How, then, do you convince the immune system to let go? That is the question!
Mimic The Symptom With A Remedy!
Yes, this is the answer, and that is what homeopathy does! “We’ll do what you’re doing,” is our motto! “You’re sneezing? Our remedy sneezes!” What does that mean? Have you ever taken a substance that made you sneeze? What about red pepper? See? That’s the idea–a remedy made out of red pepper! Why does that work? Because, knowing that your body always does the OPPOSITE (remember?) to re-establish balance, if you give a remedy that “sneezes”, your body will be forced to compensate by not sneezing!
“Oh, I get it now!”
I told you you would! Yes, this is brilliant! I rest my case.
What something can cause, it can cure in small doses!
Remember? A hair of the dog that bit you? What would that dose be mathematically? One hair–out of how many hairs does a dog have? Ten thousand? I don’t know; but, that would be your dose! One drop of “dog’s hair” in 10,000 drops of water. Well, that’s a homeopathic dose! They say our doses are ridiculously small. But where did this folklore come from? “A hair of the dog that bit you”? Way back in time, somebody knew something! And this is a typical homeopathic potency–one in 10,000 (we call it a 10M). This is a basic principle of healing, every culture knew about it!
LIKES ARE CURED BY LIKES!
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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