In the past few years, homeopathy has become an integral part of our family’s life. When someone is sick or hurt, I grab the homeopathy book and find the right remedy. We rarely ever need to see a doctor, unless it’s for something like a broken bone or trauma. I love the self-sufficiency it gives us, as well as the cure without harmful side effects. Homeopathy considers the person as a whole–the mind, body, and emotions–for each has an effect on the other. How many of us have succumbed to illness after a bout of grief, anger, or stress? Homeopathy recognizes that we don’t get sick randomly, and seeks to bring health to all parts of the person.
In an age of band-aid medicine, I welcomed learning about this fascinating new philosophy of health. Modern medicine often suppresses symptoms, viewing them as the enemy. This is akin to having your car’s warning light for the brakes come on, and you just unscrew the light bulb and consider the problem fixed. But making a symptom disappear doesn’t always mean healing has occurred. Often it has just been shoved deeper into the body, where it will make its appearance again at a more dangerous level.
An example of suppressing the symptoms is seen in eczema. Traditional medicine usually treats this with steroid creams, pushing the problem back into the skin, where it hasn’t truly been removed, but instead lingers, often later resurfacing in the form of asthma.
Homeopathy instead sees the symptoms as friends–these symptoms guide us to an individual cure. When you get a headache, you probably just reach for a pain-relieving drug. But homeopathy is not one-size-fits-all. My headache probably comes for different reasons than yours, and shows itself in a different way. My headache is in my temples and eyes, and often circles around my head. It is worse for light, noise, and bending over, and feels better for cold and gentle pressure. Have you ever thought about your headache in these terms? I do now, and am much more in tune to my own health. After I have noted the symptoms, I match them with a remedy that has the same symptoms, supplying an individual, effective cure. Homeopathy helps the body heal itself. No side effects, no extra problems.
Did you know that when you take Tylenol as a pain-reliever, you suppress the production of glutathione in your body? Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier. So when parents give their children Tylenol after receiving vaccines, they just blocked the body’s ability to get rid of all the toxins (formaldehyde, aluminum, etc.) at a time when they need it the most. I’ve unknowingly done this myself in years past. Not any more! In homeopathy, I now have a wonderful system of medicine that brings cure without harm.
In future blogs, I will tell more about how homeopathy works and how it has done wonders in our family.