I Love Homeopathy! (It’s Only Natural!)
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So, first we should know how to pronounce it:
It’s a Greek word that simply means “Like cures like”. Literally, “homeo” means “same”, “pathy” means “disease”; so, “same disease”. The medicine is the same as the disease; or, “like cures like”. It may not make any sense to you now but read on and I assure you, it will.
A Hair Of The Dog That Bit You
Everyone’s heard that phrase. “How about a hair of the dog that bit you?” It’s what you say to someone who’s had too much to “drink” and now he’s got a headache–what we call a “hang-over”. It means, “Here, take a small sip of whisky.”
Here’s another one: “What that person needs a taste of his own medicine!” or, another one, “We have to fight fire with fire!” These are all examples of “like cures like”, 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 more simply, “remedies”.
Why should we embrace a 200 year old obscure healing art that most people have never heard of, when we can avail ourselves of “modern medicine”? Wouldn’t that be better? Well first of all, homeopathy wasn’t always obscure; and secondly, to the extent that it is, we can thank Big Pharma’s single-minded mission of silencing all treatments that it doesn’t personally own! You know, even Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence warned that if medical freedom of choice wasn’t written into the Constitution… well, here it is:
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come
when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict
the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to
Too bad no one listened. Anyway, the fact is, homeopathic remedies work–miraculously–and without the harmful side effects of drugs!
People usually find out about homeopathy quite by accident.
Maybe it’s an unrelenting cough, and nothing in the drugstore has worked, so now the health food store is tried. There sits a homeopathic dropper bottle labeled simply:
Hoping against hope, “Cough” is purchased, and then comes the surprising result!
“Why doesn’t my doctor know about this?”
This actually happened to me! 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 way too long–over a month! The next day, incredibly, to my amazement, the cough was noticeably better; but I have to confess: I had so little faith in homeopathy that after I gave the first dose, I threw the bottle away! I know it sounds crazy, but I guess I had gotten so used to things failing; but, at some point on day-2, it started to dawn on me that she had stopped coughing! Oh my gosh! A frantic search ensued for the remedy! I was desperately rummaging through the trash and incredibly, I found it in the trash basket in the bathroom; I breathed a huge sigh of relief! Yes, Shana recovered completely!
The Law Of Similars
Apparently “likes” really are cured by “likes”! Why don’t “opposites” cure? That’s what your doctor believes. It seems so logical, but once I explain it to you, you will say, “Oh, of course!” And here is the explanation: Living beings are not inanimate objects!
Yes, that’s it. Why is that such a revelation? Because all your Pharma drugs are predicated on the assumption that they ARE– objects that will just accept a drug passively like a piece of marble and allow it to work its magic. I’m sure that’s what you think too. But that is not what happens! Your body is actually alive, alive with all kinds of abilities to adjust and readjust to all the impressions and assaults that are hurled at it each day!
The body is not made of granite! 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, the human will heat up and the ice will melt! Stated simply, human beings self-adjust to all impressions; the human body does not stay constant; so, you can’t simply create a drug that has a given effect and think that the body will accept it and welcome it because that is NOT what happens! It treats the drug like an invader and says, “No you don’t!” The drug is perceived as some alien force that does not belong in the body! This is why drugs need constant repetition, because the body perceives them as a threat and fights them off!
We call this phenomenon “rebound”, it’s what happens when the illness returns–or “rebounds”– after the body has mounted a defense against the drug!
Whatever you do to the body, it attempts to do the opposite in order to restore “balance”. Your body is always working to establish balance! If you send a drug in to treat stomach acid, your body’s going to respond with, “Whoa! What is happening here? There’s supposed to be acid in the stomach, and now there’s none! Well, this is all wrong!” So what does the body do? It makes MORE acid, even more than usual because the drug created an imbalance!
And now the drug has stopped working and in its wake there is twice the amount of acid there was in the beginning! Clearly, the drug has made the case worse! “Doctor, my pain is even worse now!” No problem, says the doctor, just take your antacid more often! Well, the same scenario repeats itself and you can imagine that it’s not going to end well!
As an example, have you ever been to a Chinese Restaurant? I love Chinese food, but, be on the look-out for the hot mustard! Have you ever unknowingly taken too big a bite out of the hot mustard? OMG! You grab the ice water! You feel relief for the moment–until you swallow! As soon as that happens, your mouth is burning again with a vengeance! Why is this happening? Why doesn’t the ice water give lasting relief? Because the impression of cold forced your mouth to heat up to restore balance! Ouch, is all I can say!
I had my first lesson in this phenomenon called “rebound” when I was maybe 5 years old. I was at a back-yard cook-out. I saw a metal pan filled with hot dogs and for some reason I decided to pick it up. How was I to know that anything made of metal sitting on a grill was bound to be hot? I dropped it right away, ran into the house, into the bathroom, filled up the sink with cold water and plunged my hands in! Ahh…. blessed relief! I thought I’d be able to take my hands out and go back to the party, but, doing so made the burn come back even worse! Every time I tried to lift my hands out of the water the burn would come back! I was literally tied to the bathroom sink! After a while my father got worried and came looking for me and found me with my hands in the bathroom sink. This was my first experience with opposites not curing!
Your body is ALWAYS striving for balance! Burn–cold water–burn–cold water–burn–cold water…this is a never-ending cycle! How do you break it? You can’t!
The prototype for all of standard medicine!
The clueless doctor never gets the message! He keeps saying, “Let’s give the drug again!” What is he setting in motion here? Drug dependence!
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 repeated dosing and the start of addiction!
Indeed, you CAN’T stop the drug, because “rebound” becomes intolerable as it gets worse every time! Eventually “tolerance” sets in, meaning that your body has so compensated for the drug, so risen to the occasion, if you will, that it no longer experiences the drug effects 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 the drug runs out of potencies!
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 from there? 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 capacity to “rebound”! 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 nothing for your acid stomach or your burn or any other complaint, and to add insult to injury, the complaint is now worse than it was at the start!
Mistakes Were Made!
So, we have mistake on top of mistake, including Orthodox Medicine’s “symptom-suppression obsession”! And people are OK with that since they believe that symptoms are the heart of the matter and deserve to be suppressed, and I know it seems like that is the case, but actually, what we call “symptoms” is actually the way the body DEALS with a problem! “Cause and effect”. Orthodox Medicine deals with effects (symptoms) and hasn’t much time for causes!
By aiming drugs at “effects”, Orthodox Medicine attempts to make the body do things that it would never do on its own; that’s because the doctor doesn’t see that diarrhea, for example, is the “effect” of a pathogen being present. The diarrhea, is a life-saving mechanism the body initiates on your behalf to eliminate the pathogen. If the doctor introduces a drug to stop the diarrhea, this is going to make the immune system very angry! It’s going to fight the drug every step of the way, because it’s putting your life at risk!
It’s 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 mistreatment! When your doctor uses “force” to stop diarrhea, he is disrespecting the way your body was “built”!
Homeopaths understand that symptoms are uncomfortable and no one wants them; but, they also understand that symptoms are a response to an underlying CAUSE, like the presence of a virus, and as long as the cause is still there, there’s no way the body is going to let go of the symptom; as soon as the drug wears off, the symptom is gonna come back!
Only one entity can stop a symptom–and it’s not a drug! It’s the immune system itself! The immune system is responsible for it, and it alone can make it stop!
So the question is, how do we get the immune system to VOLUNTARILY stop what it, itself, has started? We have to somehow make it believe that the cause is gone! How do we make the immune system believe that? That is the question for the homeopath!
Mimic The Symptom With A Remedy!
That’s the answer! “We’ll do what you’re doing”, is our motto! “You’re sneezing? Our remedy sneezes!” In fact, our remedy sneezes more!
Have you ever taken a substance that makes you sneeze? What about red pepper? Or black pepper? That’s the idea, and yes, we have remedies made out of pepper! Why does that work to stop the sneezing? Because, knowing that the body always does the OPPOSITE…right? Remember that? If you give a remedy that “sneezes”, your body will be forced to compensate, do the opposite, by stopping the sneezing! “Too much sneezing, stop the sneezing, call it off!!!” Do you see what I mean? The body abhors an imbalance!
“Oh, I get it now!”
I told you you would! You can thank Samuel Hahnemann for that, he thought of it!
What something can cause, it can cure in small doses!
Right? Isn’t that exactly what “A hair of the dog that bit you” means? Why just a hair? That seems like an awfully small dose! How many hairs on a dog’s body? Ten thousand? I don’t know, I’m just guessing. So, one drop of “dog 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 — a hair of the dog — come from? It means that way back in time, someone obviously knew a little something about “nano” dosing! And this is a typical homeopathic dose, by the way—one in 10,000 (a potency we call 10M). This is a basic principle of healing that every ancient culture knew about!
LIKES ARE CURED BY LIKES!
(My diplomas in homeopathy are underneath, and my grade from my teacher, Robin Murphy, ND, is below. 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