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 you”, 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 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 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! 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 in reaction! It’s ADJUSTING to the ice. Stated simply, human beings self-adjust, and are self-adjusting all the time!
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 acts like whatever he does to us, our bodies will passively allow and accept as if we were made of stone, but he should know better!
As an example, let us turn our attention to the Chinese Restaurant, a favorite place of many people including myself–in spite of the ever-present danger of burning your mouth with the hot mustard! The ice water you dive into for relief works great, but only for as long as you don’t swallow! As soon as you swallow the water, 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 need MORE ice water–because the burn is being aggravated! OK, you must have the picture by now!
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 picking it up and throwing it back! And what does this leave you with? More pain! Instead of the doctor saying, “Let’s try something different this time,” he says, “Let’s give the drug again!” Result: temporary relief again followed by the body picking up the drug and throwing it back!
The thick-headed doctor never gets the message! He keeps saying, “Let’s give the drug again!” What are we setting in motion here? DRUG DEPENDENCE. Addiction!
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 making the case 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 at the Chinese Restaurant. 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, so risen to the challenge, that it no longer experiences the drug effect at all; so, higher and higher potencies are needed to make your body feel the drug again, until finally 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.
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 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! You see what I mean? 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? 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 that’s the end of it. 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 than when the case started, and absolutely nothing to take for it!
Mistakes Were Made!
So, added to the mistake we just described (healing with “opposites”), we have modern medicine’s second mistake, that of hiding symptoms (the way aspirin hides arthritis pain) instead of curing symptoms, which would be a much better idea!
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 present in the body! That would never happen in real life; and consequently, when a drug forces that to happen, you wind up with a “false normal”–a temperature “normal” in name only, because in reality, there’s nothing “normal” about it! The patient is still sick but with “normal” numbers–which seems to be all the medical profession cares about–normal 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 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, it would never do that on its own, you would have to use force to make it do that, 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” for it to go–because it is the immune system that initiated the symptom in the first place and it’s not going to let go until it gets the “all-clear!” How, then, do we convince the immune system that it needs to let go? That is the question!
Mimic The Symptom With A Remedy!
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 more!” 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 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 not sneezing! The immune system responds by doing the opposite, as it always does! This is the only way to get it to stop!
“Oh, I get it now!”
I told you you would! Yes, this is brilliant, isn’t it? 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 like mathematically? One hair–out of how many hairs on a dog’s body? Ten thousand? I don’t know; but, that would be my uneducated guess! One drop of “dog’s hair” in 10,000 drops of water. They say our homeopathic 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 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 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