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Homeopathy for travel

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The author provides a very short list of remedies that may be needed for routine problems while travelling.homeopathy

As we head closer to the holiday season, it may be timely to talk about the many and varied things that can befall the traveller and the means by which these things may be managed. Homeopathic medicines have the capacity to deal with most of these issues quickly and effectively. They take up a minimum of luggage space, are relatively simple to use and as such they’re ideally suited for use when you’re away from home.

The following list of maladies and medicines cover most of the acute and self-limiting issues that one may encounter while travelling. For more chronic situations, or conditions that fail to respond to the appropriate remedy in a reasonable period of time, the services of a competent professional, preferably a homeopath, should be sought.

Altitude sickness                           Coca (where this remedy is legally available)

                                                     Arsenicum album or Cactus grandiflorus may be suitable alternatives.

Anxiety                                          Gelsemium - with weakness

Bruising                                         Arnica – worse for damp cold

Ledum- better for cold

Burns                                            Cantharis

Chilblains                                      Calc carb- worse for cold

                                                      Pulsatilla- worse for warmth

Colic                                              Colocynthis

Constipation                                   Lycopodium

Cough                                           Ipecac - productive cough

                                                     Bryonia - dry cough

Cuts and grazes                           Calendula and Hypericum tincture

Diarrhoea                                    Arsenicum album – from food poisoning

                                                     Nux vomica - from overeating, also infant diarrhoea .

                                                     Veratrum alb – profuse diarrhoea with exhaustion.

Exhaustion                                    Arnica- from physical effort

Lachesis – from heat

Fear and apprehension                Argentum nitricum

Flying – problems with                   Pulsatilla – acute ear pain on descent

Food poisoning                             Arsenicum album

Frostbite                                        Secale

Headache                                      Belladonna – throbbing, worse from light and noise

Nat mur- throbbing, from eye strain, stress or travel

Heat/sun stroke                             Glonoine

Indigestion and overindulgence     Nux vomica

Influenza                                        Anas barb (200C – 1 dose every 4 hours)

Jet lag                                           Arnica- physical tiredness with aching limbs

Gelsemium- physical tiredness with heaviness of limbs

Menstrual cramping                      Colocynthis- better for bending the knees up to the chest

Muscle cramping                           Mag phos - better for warmth

                                                     Cuprum metallicum – calves and soles

Muscle sprains and strains           Arnica

Shellfish poisoning                        Urtica urens

Shock                                            Aconite

Stings and bites                             Ledum - mosquitoes, animal bites

Rhus tox - plant stings (nettles, etc.)

Travel sickness                              Cocculus - with dizziness

                                                      Tabacum - better for cool air

Vomiting- cause unknown              Ipecac

Why we Love Essential Oils

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A great happy article on Essential oils.I have been a certified aromatherapist,reiki practicioner,herbalist and classical Homeopath and use EO almost daily….www.ginatyler.com
Many articles on EO via my blog…..

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We love surrounding ourselves with the very best for our health and essential oils are incredibly healing essences from the vast and potent world of plant medicine. Essential oils reach us on a very deep level and heal on an emotional, physical and mental level. They elicit feelings of well-being, like a giant aaahhhhhh. They support our body’s defense system and work synergistically by activating our body’s own healing response. All essential oils are antimicrobial and have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties. When used in skincare they harmonize our microbiome, naturally balancing our system. The result is healthier, younger looking, radiant skin. Many products found on the market today are too harsh and disrupt the balance of our system resulting in common skin disorders, inflammation and abnormal cell growth.

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ASPARTAME (nutrasweet) Addiction

ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET®) ADDICTION
H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.


Staff, St. Mary's Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach;
Director, Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research
Address:  6708 Pamela Lane, West Palm Beach, FL  33405
more info here www.dorway.com 

SUMMARYsunset 026 (2)

 The habitual consumption of "diet" products containing the chemical
aspartame not only risks aspartame disease but also clinical addiction.
Thirty-three (5.6 percent) of 540 aspartame reactors in the author's
recent series found it difficult or impossible to discontinue them
because of severe withdrawal effects.  They or their reporting relatives
(especially parents of afflicted children) specifically used the terms
"addict" and "addiction."  Others who used comparable terms were
excluded even though they experienced similar withdrawal symptoms. The
FDA and members of Congress have been repeatedly urged by me and
thousands of outraged aspartame reactors to declare aspartame products
an "imminent public health hazard," and remove them from the market. The
mounting evidence for their causation or aggravation of headache,
seizures, depression, many neurologic disorders (most notably multiple
sclerosis), visual difficulty, allergies, diabetic complications, and a
host of other conditions — coupled with the potential for addiction —
can be ignored no longer.

  "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by the right names."
Chinese Proverb....ASPARTAME=RAt poison!

  "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp
of experience." Patrick Henry (Speech to the Virginia Convention, 1775)

 Over half the adult population currently consumes products containing
aspartame (NutraSweet®, Equal®).  A multibillion-dollar industry
aggressively promotes thousands of items containing this chemical
sweetener that consumers use in prodigious amounts to avoid sugar or
lose weight... even though the latter intent often proves a delusion.

 I have described many serious side effects and medical/public health
hazards attributable to aspartame products(1-4).  The neurologic,
psychologic, eye, endocrine, metabolic and pediatric ravages in my data
base of over 1,200 aspartame reactors, comprised of both patients and
correspondents, are impressive.  Additionally, it is my increasing
conviction that aspartame products can cause, aggravate or accelerate
migraine (5), seizures (6), multiple sclerosis (3), diabetes and its
complications (7), Alzheimer's disease (8,9), and even brain tumors
(10).  The clinical and scientific basis for these assertions have been
detailed previously.

 Unfortunately, another tragic problem has been neglected:  addiction to
aspartame products.  Persons consuming large amounts not only may suffer
aspartame disease, but also have difficulty stopping them because of
violent and prolonged withdrawal reactions... the hallmark of addiction.
Recovered alcoholic patients repeatedly stated that they felt worse
after avoiding aspartame than alcohol, and asserted that they had traded
one addiction for another.  My experience, coupled with more than 10,000
consumers who volunteered their complaints to the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and manufacturers, reflects the magnitude of this
widespread unrecognized affliction.

 In view of the controversial nature and implications of this subject,
clarification of my status at the outset is relevant.  I practised many
years as a primary care internist and medical consultant prior to
encountering aspartame disease.  I continue to remain corporate neutral
— that is, no grants, monies or other inducements were received from
industry, government or other institutions.

DATA

 This report focuses on 33 persons (5.6 percent) among the most recent
540 aspartame reactors in my series.  The terms "addict" or "addiction"
were specifically used either by patients or reporting relatives and
friends — notwithstanding the absence of these words in my 9-page
Aspartame Reaction Questionnaire Survey (3).  Persons using other terms
implying addiction (e.g., "severe craving") were excluded
notwithstanding the suffering of withdrawal symptoms.

Subjects

 There were 22 females and 11 males.  Most were between 25 and 50 at the
time of consultation or correspondence.  Four children — ages 2-1/2, 3,
6, and 9-1/2 — were included (see Discussion).

The amounts of aspartame products consumed daily ranged up to six liters
or 12 cans of sodas, 20 or more tabletop packets, and considerable gum.
A number of persons gave the history of ingesting considerable iced tea
mixes containing aspartame, especially in hot weather, prior to the
onset of  clinical aspartame disease.

The manifestations of aspartame disease and the pathos of such addiction
appear in the case summaries.  The withdrawal symptoms (e.g., severe
irritability, tension, depression, tremors, nausea, sweating) usually
abated  promptly on resuming aspartame, along with an intense craving
for these products.  One woman noted:  "This was as bad as when I quit
smoking 13 years ago."  Examples of other pertinent clinical aspects are
briefly cited.

• As with other  addictions, denial and distortion were encountered.
The mother of two young children stated:  "I didn't want to believe
aspartame was the cause of my problems.  Even though anything with it
made me crave carbohydrates, I dismissed this as my imagination."

 • Several patients experienced severe withdrawal symptoms when they
traveled abroad and were unable to purchase aspartame sodas.  On the
possibility these features represented caffeine withdrawal, they tried
drinking more caffeine... but to no avail.

 • Some developed severe reactions when they also drank alcohol.  One
stated:  "My memory would just go completely."

REPRESENTATIVE HISTORIES

A. The anguished friend of an aspartame addict stated:  "She could
hardly walk.  She could hardly see.  She was already going to a
neurologist because they thought she had multiple sclerosis.  But she
told me not to talk about it even though her physician already told her
that aspartame was the problem, especially after he started researching
its role in brain tumors — because two persons in her family died from
brain tumors!  When told aspartame would kill her, she said:  ‘I'm
addicted to it and can't live without it.  If they try to take it off
the market, I'll get it on the black market!'"

B. The wife of an addicted aspartame reactor wrote:  "I've told my
husband over and over again, as have several physicians, that his
problems would probably go away if he got off aspartame.  But he says he
is addicted and can't."  Provoked by her continued purchase of aspartame
sodas, the daughter-in-law asked whether she would hand him a gun if he
said he wanted to commit suicide.  She responded:  "Please don't say
anything else.  It's hard enough to watch him lose his memory, fall, and
hardly be able to walk.  I just want to make him happy."

C. A mother stated:  "My children are no longer allowed to drink diet
sodas or anything else with aspartame in it.  Unfortunately, I am
addicted to it.  I will try and wean myself—but boy, oh boy, it's not
going to be easy!"

D. A previous alcoholic patient expressed concern that he had traded
alcoholism for aspartame addiction.  He observed in a letter:  "There
are MANY just like me.  You will rarely see a recovered alcoholic
without a drink in hand, day or night, whether it be coffee or soda...
usually DIET.  We can hardly keep sweeteners on hand at our meetings.
MANY of us suffer from tremendous mood bouts.  If aspartame has
contributed to the difficulties I have had with depression and mood
swings, I WANT TO KNOW!"

E. The wife of a man consuming up to six liters of diet cola daily
concluded:  "He is truly addicted and unable to help himself... When not
drinking it, he is like a new person, or at least the person I once
knew.  But when he then drinks it after abstaining for a week (as a
result of  incredible determination), I see depression, verbal
aggression, a sense of hopelessness, inability to sleep, poor
concentration, trouble with eyesight, chest problems, and weight gain."

F. A female correspondent with aspartame-related panic attacks and
palpitations wrote:  "I heard about this problem and will be taking the
abstinence test.  It will be hard because I am addicted to diet cola.
Something has to be done!  It seems to me that capitalism is getting in
the way of our lives."

G. A woman with an "addiction to diet cola" refused to admit the
"ridiculous amounts I have been using, even to my  husband.  I have the
symptom of always being thirsty from aspartame.  What do I do?"

H. A woman with aspartame disease was misdiagnosed as having multiple
sclerosis.  She stated:  "I am convinced that aspartame was at the root
of my problem.  It is hard to convey just how much of this stuff  I was
using.  I used at least one large box of aspartame a week... for myself!
After my husband heard on a radio broadcast that it was bad, he told me
not to use it, and refused to buy it for me any longer.  I then
literally bought it weekly, hid it in the kitchen, and used it when he
was out of the room.  And people still don't believe it is addictive???"

I. An addicted young man with longstanding symptoms he ascribed to
aspartame sodas wrote:  "I drank a lot of pop with aspartame when I was
a kid in the 1980s, and felt bad.  After reading a page on the net about
insomnia, being lightheaded, having ringing in the ears, and feeling
unreal ‘like I was on something,’ I stopped.  But it's hard to make
yourself stop.  It took about two months before I felt better.  I think
most people who drink diet pop get addicted to it... like me.  At first
you don't seem to like the taste; then you crave it."

J. A 28-year-old woman previously drank as much as two liters of an
aspartame cola daily.  She stated:  "I was ‘addicted’ to it, and
suffered terrible muscle spasms, vertigo, dizziness, nausea, depression,
slurred speech, etc.  I stumbled across an article about the dangers of
aspartame, and was absolutely horrified.  Within seven days after
stopping, most of these symptoms disappeared.  I have had no recurrences
to date."

K. A hospital pharmacist with considerable knowledge about addictive
substances and drug abuse wrote:   "I have been a chronic user of diet
drinks for years, and always joked that I was ‘addicted’ to aspartame.
Recently, I decided to stop them, but I can't do it no matter how hard I
try.  When I'm not drinking these drinks, the people I work with and my
family have all commented that I act as if I'm going through heroin
withdrawal.  I also experience many problems while drinking them, the
most profound of which is joint pain" (see 11).

L. The mother of an aspartame addict gave a poignant followup of her
daughter's case, which I described previously (1, p. 98), when her
addiction recurred.  She had been incapacitated with aspartame disease
as a 23-year-old student.  In her own words, "My epileptic-type
seizures, and drastic personality and intellectual changes were so
severe as to end my marriage, nearly ruin my academic standing, and
caused me to lose my job."  After stopping her excessive consumption of
aspartame sodas, she evidenced clinical normalization, and then bought a
beautiful home.  The mother described her subsequent relapse.

  "About eight months ago, unknown to me, she began drinking
  considerable diet soda.  I learned a few days ago that she started
  drinking alcohol, plans to leave her fiance, and bought a motorcycle
  — exactly as she had done 12 years previously when drinking diet
  soda.  Her aspartame addiction makes her totally irrational.  She
  crusaded against aspartame for 12 years, and is now drinking it.
  I don't know where to go for help, especially because most
  doctors I know think aspartame is just wonderful!"

M. A woman wrote:  "I am probably one of the many ‘aspartame addicts’
you have come in contact with.  I have had a terrible diet cola habit of
drinking at least a 12-pack/day for many years.  I would love to change
because I believe my particular ailments could be related to aspartame.
Where do I go from here?  Please help!!"

N. The brother of a "recovered aspartame addict" related the details of
his sibling's case to a neighbor who was beginning to drink excessive
amounts of diet sodas.  He stated:  "I am hoping that he doesn't face
severe withdrawal the way my brother did.  After 5 or 6 bad bouts of
withdrawal, he was finally able to kick the habit."

O. An aspartame reactor invited her neighbors to a block party aimed at
urging them to avoid aspartame which would not be on the premises.  A
"very addicted" woman with severe dermatitis and fatigue had tried to do
so previously at the urging of her daughter, but resumed diet cola in
two weeks.  She went to the block party with a can hidden under her
jacket... but was promptly spotted.  She confessed:  "I'm sorry, I just
can't break the addiction.  I can't get off of it!"

P. A 36-year-old computer programmer experienced many symptoms
attributable to aspartame disease after he began using "a line of
products containing aspartame."  He would ingest as much as three or
four quarts of an instant iced tea in several flavors on weekend
afternoons during the summer.  Nearly one month of abstinence was
required before his symptoms abated.

Q. A 47-year-old female sought consultation by the author for
increasingly severe problems over the previous 1-1/2 years, during which
time she consumed large amounts of aspartame.  She began the day by
drinking three cups of coffee to each of which an aspartame tabletop
sweetener was added.   She then ingested 10-12 glasses or cups of
aspartame-sweetened beverages, and ate considerable amounts of aspartame
puddings.

This patient gave a history of alcoholism and excessive amphetamine use
decades earlier.  (Amphetamines had been taken for extreme fatigue and
weight reduction.)  She joined Alcoholics Anonymous 20 years previously.
She was now happily married, and had taken only a single social drink in
five years.

Her main concern was increasing confusion and memory loss over the past
year -- especially because she prided herself on a "photographic
memory."  During this time, she also suffered severe headaches ("never a
problem before"), hearing difficulty ("as if my ears were covered"),
"lightheadedness with staggering," vertigo on lying down ("the room was
actually spinning"), attacks of severe nervousness and agitation,
intense hunger, a craving for sugar and sweets, intense muscle cramps,
pains in the legs and thighs, aching and stiffness of various joints,
marked intolerance to cold, and elevation of her blood pressure (noted
for the first time).  Dryness of the eyes became so bothersome that she
required one bottle of artificial tears a week.

Another distressing symptom was severe depression.  The patient
considered committing suicide on several occasions.  She had the good
fortune of belonging to a circle of caring friends who thwarted such an
action.

The family history was also pertinent.  Both parents had been
alcoholics.  Her mother was "a potential diabetic," and her nephew a
juvenile diabetic.

After learning of the possible cause or aggravation of similar problems
in other persons from aspartame, she promptly stopped all such products.
She emphasized, however, that the ensuing "withdrawal symptoms" were far
worse than those experienced after discontinuing alcohol or
amphetamines.  On a regimen of an appropriate diet, supportive measures
and continued aspartame avoidance, her symptoms improved.  She no longer
needed the artificial tears.  An entire subsequent visit was devoted to
discussing her lifelong "fear of fat" that had initiated the use of
aspartame products.

DISCUSSION

Addiction to aspartame products is as real as abuse of tobacco, alcohol
and drugs.  The foregoing experience of a single alerted physician
attests to this clinical phenomenon.  In effect, the United States has
been the innocent victim of regulatory shortcomings related to the
initial and continued approval of aspartame products.

To my knowledge, this is the first report that addresses aspartame
addiction.   I have challenged colleagues to cite comparable instances
of gross denial in contemporary medicine concerning widely used drugs or
chemicals classified "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS).  (Aspartame
was developed initially as a drug to treat peptic ulcer.)  Moreover, I
have repeatedly asserted that aspartame should not have been approved
for human use in view of  the high incidence of brain and other tumors
found in animal studies, and the absence of long-term trials in humans
using "real world" products exposed to prolonged storage and heat.

The plight of aspartame addicts has been compounded by (a) footdragging
of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) despite its own data base (12,
13), (b) the brainwashing of health professionals (especially doctors
and dieticians) from constant reiteration by pro-industry advocates that
aspartame disease does not exist, and (c) the refusal of some
addictionologists even to consider this issue.  The thousands of
complaints volunteered to the FDA, along with my independent data on
over 1,200 aspartame reactors, indicate the gravity of such
disinformation.

Exclusion of Related Terminology

 This report clearly underestimates the prevalence of aspartame
addiction.  I purposely excluded aspartame reactors who continued to
consume large amounts despite debilitating symptoms because they used
expressions other than "addict" and "addiction."  Some examples:

 • Many aspartame reactors described their "unnatural craving" for
aspartame products.  It was not limited to diet sodas — e.g., a woman
with a severe "craving" for aspartame chewing gum, especially after
meals.  In fact, the habitual chewing of such gum poses a unique great
threat (see below).

Psychic cleaning of your home/space

Psychic Cleaning for Your Home

By Lourdes Lebron

We all want our homes to be a refuge, but there are times when the energy at home can be stagnant, oppressive, and even negative. Energy may come in with people invited to our homes, the land itself, or even objects we take in. The following article will give suggestions and recommendations on how to clean the energy of your home.

When working to remove “vibrational dirt”, the most important aspect is the intention. Set a goal to remove all the “psychic dirt” with each swipe of a cloth or toss in the garbage. Once you have set your goal, start setting up an energetic shield. Take your time and breathe calmly for a minute or two. Imagine a diamond shield coming up all around you as you take air in. For some, a multi-colored bubble would be easier to imagine and for others a suit of armor. If you have a strong sense of smell, imagine the aroma of sage forming a protective shell over your body.

Clutter is unwanted energy’s best friend. It loves to hang out in corners, under beds, and even in closets. It is very important to clear your house of anything broken, unused, or not loved.  Old furniture, antiques, jewelry, and mirrors hold vibrations of their previous owners. Boxes with letters, mementos, and clothing are all potential energy stoppers. Any item not loved or being used needs to be recycled, donated, or thrown out.

Starting at the basement, open windows and doors, move curtains and burn incense      (Sage, Mistletoe, and Palo Santo Sticksare good choices) to help keep the vibrations clear as you clean. Play drumming music while cleaning.  Sharon Ingerman has a drumming CD that is included in her book Shamanic Journeying which is excellent. Doreen Virtue has a CD called “Chakra Clearing” that you can use to help clear the energy while you clean.  Ask for spiritual protection from any angel, spirit guide or deity that you work with while cleaning. Imagine them guiding and protecting you as you work in a space.

Move in a counter clock wise direction while cleaning. If this is not possible, move North to South and East to West. You want to incorporate the energy of the Cardinal Directions to help you release that which no longer serves you.  Keep a piece of Selenite in your pocket or in a piece of jewelry. Selenite is a “psychic vacuum” cleaner and can help absorb any negative energy you encounter.  Black Obsidian can aid in the transmuting of negative vibes and Labradorite can protect your aura.  Amethyst’s vibrations lend to spiritual protection.  All four crystals can keep you energetically protected while you clean.

Use salt in the water you are using to clean.  Although Sea Salt is preferable, you can use table salt instead.  Since many things can be damaged by salt, use a small amount per gallon and imagine it clearing any energy it comes into contact with. Spray the room after cleaning with a spray made out of salt water that has been charged with Black Tourmaline (has protective vibrations).  Here is a linkto a video that shows how to charge water (Be careful when spraying so as not to let the water touch anything that can be easily damaged).

Salt in the form of Rock Salt Lamps can be another way of not only cleaning the energy of the room, but may also aid in protection. You can also find lamps made out of Selenite and Rose Quartz too. They are an excellent way to clean the air and vibrations of a space. I have found many in chain decorating stores.

When vacuuming, place a ribbon scented with an essential oil like Rosemary, Peppermint, or Eucalyptus around the exterior of the vacuum cleaner vent (make sure that it is securely tied and can’t be sucked in by the machine). The scent will be released by the heat of the cleaner and your air will not only smell better, but it will also become lighter.

When cleaning your home you may wish to try to add one or two drops of essential oils to your wash loads to also help with protection. Cedarwood, Pine, and Juniper are protective oils that you can use in your wash, in oil burners, or in sachets. Use Lavender Scented pouches in your dryer (these are found in the laundry section of your natural food store).

After your home is cleaned, a bath or shower will help restore your energy and release anything that may have clung to you while cleaning. While washing yourself, imagine that you are scrubbing away soot from your body. The soap is releasing anything attached to you and you can visualize it going down the drain.  Use a salt scrub afterwards (please use a bath mat since scrubs are made out of oil and can be slippery). The salt scrub can be scented with a Lavender or Rose scent that will relax and soothe you. The salt not only purifies, but the oil can seal in good energy.

After the shower or bath, you have the opportunity to light some candle that can attract positive energy into your home. RoseChamomile and Lavender candles infuse the air with scents that bring to mind tranquility and contentment. Use them wherever you cleaned to lift the mood, brighten the atmosphere and attract love into your space.

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addiction- try bach flower essences

Case Studies by Dr. Deborahe Prock, N.D.


Holly—resolving addiction to pain medication

John—stopping methamphetamine and Ritalin use

Michele—cessation of self-medication

Drug detoxification

Editor’s note: Problems with addiction represent deep areas of pain and suffering for individuals, their families and friends. Deborahe Prock’s healing work with such people incorporates flower essences to address the emotions underlying the destructive behaviors.

Deborahe has adopted into her practice a multi-level emotional wellness quiz that she administers to her clients: the 1st level identifies external issues, the 2nd level finds “decompensation” issues, the 3rd identifies “compensation” issues, and the 4th indicates communication issues. Based on the responses to the quiz, Deborahe can then determine the corrections—the remedies—that are needed to begin establishing emotional balance.

Reading and answering the quiz questions, Deborahe says, is the first step taken by an alcoholic or addicted person in their recovery process. “Reading and filling out the form, is half of their healing.” It empowers them to take the remedy needed—reading the profile, the reality sinks in:“These are the behaviors that have put me where I am today.”

Following are three case studies that illustrate Deborahe’s general approach to detoxification and healing of drug and alcohol addictions—

Case study 1: Holly—resolving addiction to pain medication

Holly is a 45-year old female who has been addicted to pain killers for a number of years following a back injury. She has just returned from New Mexico and goes to the methadone clinic in Sacramento for pain assistance. She is from a very religious family and went to them in New Mexico for support because of her pain and disability. Her parents were horrified by the methadone use for pain; they told her that she was a drug addict, put her on a bus back to California, and refused any further contact with her.

Participants in the methadone program are required to attend weekly group counseling sessions. Holly was terrified of the people in the support group as many were on methadone to withdraw from heroin, etc. She expressed to her counselor that she did not feel that she belonged with those people and that she was planning to commit suicide rather than have people “group” her into this category. It was suggested that she call and talk to me.

I met with Holly and we talked at great length about addiction—whether it is part of a pain program or part of an unhealthy lifestyle. She is terrified of being in pain and even more terrified of being considered a drug addict. She feels that it is too late for her soul; by taking the medications prescribed to her, she did not trust God to handle the pain and so feels she will go to hell for this.

I immediately gave Holly Rescue Remedy to use, 5 drops under her tongue, 3 times daily. I returned on the 4th day to talk with her once again. At this time, she was in a much more open state of mind about detoxifying and getting her emotions back on track to become the beautiful girl that she is.

I gave her the standard quiz that I use with all of my clients; below are the essences we chose:

Gorse – for hopelessness  

Walnut – to find constancy and protection from outside forces; to move on and break links and old patterns with people and things

Star of Bethlehem – for “peace and comfort”

Sweet Chestnut – for anguish; for feelings of being stretched beyond endurance

Pine – for feelings of blame or self-reproach; for appropriate response and responsibility

Honeysuckle
– for nostalgia, a sense of regret or loss; to integrate past experiences

Mustard
– for gloom or deep depression; for faith and hope to keep on going

Gorse
Walnut
Star of Bethlehem
Sweet Chestnut
Pine
Honeysuckle
Mustard

Oak – for pushing on past the limits of endurance; to face the unknown in other directions; to share responsibility

Cherry Plum – for fear of losing control

White Chestnut – for over-active and exhausting mental chatter; for sleeplessness due to worry

Red Chestnut – for fear and anxiety for others; to realize the anxiety is a projection of personal fear

Willow – for bitterness and difficulty accepting injustices; for “mature and natural balance”

Olive – for extreme fatigue of mind, body, or spirit; for “renewal and regeneration”

Chestnut Bud – to be able to learn the lessons of past experience

Oak
Cherry Plum
White Chestnut
Red Chestnut
Willow
Olive
Chestnut Bud

Centaury – for excessive desire to please

Clematis – for “being awake and in the present;” brings clarity and focus

Gentian – for despondency and depression due to circumstances

Scleranthus – for those who are unable to decide, and suffer from hesitation, procrastination, and uncertainness

Centaury
Clematis
Gentian
Scleranthus

I prescribe a standard solution of 5 drops of each essence in a 1 ounce bottle filled with spring water. (I generally do not use brandy with drug and alcohol abuse clients.) Dosage of 4 drops under the tongue, 1 – 3 times daily. I suggested using additional doses for high stress days.

Other modalities used with Holly involved doing Ionic Detoxification Footbaths weekly for 3 months. In addition, she used Nutri-West Total Systemic D-Tox, 2 capsules 3 times daily for 3 months. To help break through pain and cravings for the methadone I gave her Passion Flower extract, 30 – 40 drops in a little water every 6 hours as needed.

We actually began to see some emotional changes quickly, as did Holly’s close friend. Within three weeks, Holly no longer felt suicidal or that God had deserted her. She continued the above regimen for 5 months. I then gave her the quiz once again, and the remedies were: Walnut, Sweet Chestnut, Pine, Cherry Plum, White Chestnut, Willow, Olive, Centaury, and Gentian.

Holly has continued to use this formula for the past year. She stated during our last visit that she actually uses it only about once every 2 weeks or so because she is feeling pretty good. She continues to use pain medication prescribed by a doctor and we still discuss that her inability to try an alternative treatment means that there is some underlying addiction to the medication. Although we have some work to do in this area, the remedies have made an amazing difference in the way that she perceives herself personally and in her feeling of self-worth. She has regained contact with her family and said that the remedies gave her the confidence to explain the addiction to them without blaming everyone else.

 

Case Study 2: John—stopping methamphetamine and Ritalin use

John is a 45-year-old male with a history of methamphetamine use. He has been hyperactive all of his life and takes Ritalin for this condition. An interesting aspect of this case is that the methamphetamine does not act as speed, but rather as a “downer” because of his hyperactivity.

His usual pattern of drug use is that he goes many months without drugs. He will then realize that while using methamphetamine, he has started many projects that are now cluttering up his property and he feels he needs the methamphetamine to help him focus enough to complete these tasks. We talked about the fact that this was not a reality, but rather, he was pressuring himself emotionally into believing that the drugs were benefiting his concentration.

We used the standard quiz and identified the following essences for him:

Agrimony – for hiding problems and inner self behind a cheerful face; inner anguish masked by alcohol or drugs

Aspen – apprehension and fear of things unknown

Beech – being overly critical and intolerant

Centaury – for excessive desire to please; to strengthen appreciation for self

Chestnut Bud – for those slow to learn from experience; to learn from life’s lessons.

Agrimony
Aspen
Beech
Centaury
Chestnut Bud

Holly – for those who are attacked by feelings of hatred, envy, jealousy, suspicion, and revenge; to foster “unconditional expression of affection and love”

Pine – for feelings of blame or self-reproach

Star of Bethlehem – to ameliorate the effects of shock: the shock of bad news, of loss, of an accident; for “peace and comfort”

Vervain – for fixed ideas and principles which are believed to be right

Vine – for domineering behavior that disables other people, gaining authority at the expense of others

White Chestnut – for when the mind is full of unwanted thoughts and ideas, or persistent and worrying mental arguments

Holly
Pine
Star of
Bethlehem
Vervain
Vine
White Chestnut

Helping John to realize the possibility of an underlying condition causing both his addiction and his hyperactivity, caused him to be very excited about using the remedies for help with these problems.

A detoxification footbath showed a great deal of adrenal grit, so a kidney cleanse was used in conjunction with the essences to balance the adrenals. Read Deborahe’s explanation about how the adrenals affect the body.

John’s girlfriend reported a great difference in his personality after his treatment began; in the past, he was prone to angry outbursts, but within two months she sees very rare occurrences of this. We began John on a Krill Oil Supplement—which contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids—and on month 3 decided to wean him off of Ritalin to see how he would do. During the 2 month “weaning” schedule, we added Rescue Remedy, 5 drops under his tongue as needed for anxiety. He reported the first week using this 1 – 2 times daily, the second week a total of 3 times, and only 1 time during the third week.

After his discontinued use of the Ritalin we gave him another emotional quiz and the remedies listed were: Chestnut Bud, Vervain and White Chestnut.

John has been off of Ritalin for close to 1 year now. He had one event where he used methamphetamines for 3 days and realized he hated the way they made him feel. While coming down from the methamphetamine, for the next week, he again used Rescue Remedy 5 drops under his tongue daily to help him.

As of today, John has been drug-free, alcohol-free and Ritalin-free with no problems for 6-1/2 months. His girlfriend says it is like having a new, much nicer, boyfriend.

 

Case Study 3: Michele—cessation of self-medication

Michele is a 48-year-old woman who was in a serious car accident about 6 years ago, resulting in disability from her job as a lineman for the phone company.

She was diagnosed with bi-polar disease many years ago and is on several medications including Paxil, Valium, Vicodin and Oxycodone. She self-medicates with street barbiturates and smokes marijuana quite frequently during the day. She often enters into severe depression and complains of being tired, so she will use methamphetamine to feel alive. After my initial interview with Michele, she admited to seeing a total of 3 doctors so that she would not run out of her pain meds; in essence, she is taking 3 to 4 times the amount of pain killers prescribed.

It is very difficult to communicate with Michele because she loses her trend of thought easily and goes off on verbal tangents. I actually filled out her quiz half way; she became very upset and asked to do the rest herself later. On the quiz, there are 3 choices for answers: Yes, No, and Sometimes. I saw when I returned later that every single question was marked and remarked, the second sheet was torn up and taped back together, and then all 3 choices for every single question were marked as Yes, No, and Sometimes.

I decided to start Michele on Rescue Remedy, 5 drops, 4 times daily for one week. When we met again, she had sat down with her mother and filled out a new quiz. Since beginning the Rescue Remedy, she has actually realized that the methamphetamines and alcohol are a “stupid choice” along with her meds and has given them up.

The standard quiz identified the following remedies:

Agrimony – for hiding problems and inner self behind a cheerful face; for “self-acceptance and pure joy”

Honeysuckle – for nostalgia, a far away sense of regret or loss, often tinged with a feeling of pessimism; for integrating past experiences

Hornbeam – for feeling the strength to carry out daily tasks

Impatiens – for irritability at hindrance, hesitation, and delay; for impatient blame of others; to accept the natural pace of life rather than trying to live at a speed outside it

Mustard – for gloom or deep depression that comes from nowhere; to give faith and hope to keep on going

Agrimony
Honeysuckle
Hornbeam
Impatiens
Mustard

Oak – for pushing on past the limits of endurance; to face the unknown in other directions; to share responsibility

Pine – for feelings of blame or self-reproach; for appropriate response and responsibility

Red Chestnut – for fear and anxiety for others; to realize the anxiety is a projection of personal fear

Rock Water – for true self-discipline that does not involve self-denial

Star of Bethlehem – to ameliorate the effects of shock: the shock of bad news, of loss, of an accident; for “peace and comfort”

Oak
Pine
Red Chestnut
Rock Water
Star of
Bethlehem

Sweet Chestnut – for anguish; for feelings of being stretched beyond endurance

Vervain – for fixed ideas and principles which are believed to be right

Water Violet – for an aloof, live-and-let-live attitude; to foster communication and sharing

Wild Oat – for finding meaningful purpose; harmony between inner and outer calling, spirituality, and making a living

Wild Rose – for feelings of being resigned to all that happens, passivity; to help to interact with all aspects of life

Sweet Chestnut
Vervain
Water Violet
Wild Oat
Wild Rose

I made her the above remedy to use 5 drops under her tongue, three times daily, and instructed her to use the Rescue Remedy when she was feeling anxious, depressed or angry. Michele is now understanding how her over-medicating may be causing additional pain intolerance, the depression, and the anger. She has decided to use the medication just as prescribed from her primary care doctor.


Treatment Notes:

2/16/07: Michele’s mother called me at 2 AM saying that Michele was planning on killing herself and that she was out of control. She did not want to have her admitted to a psychiatric facility unless it was necessary. I believe that part of Michele’s reaction is actually the withdrawal from all of the additional medications she was using along with the prescriptions. I went to her home with some homeopathic Colloidal Gold, which I often use to purge the drugs from someone’s system when they are trying to “come down.” We used a 200C Aurum metallicum, Colloidal Gold. In addition to this, I took a tincture of Skullcap/Lavender to help with the anger. Skullcap is used in a 2 ounce bottle, with 10CC Lavender and filled with Skullcap. 30-40 drops every 20 minutes until calm.

2/17-20/07: I have been visiting and talking with Michele daily and she has now realized the devastating effect of the overmedication that she was causing herself. She continues with her personal remedies and has been taking the Rescue Remedy, 5 drops 3 times daily. She truly believes that the remedies are making the difference in being able to cope emotionally.

3/1/07: A beautiful vase of flowers was left on my porch this morning with bags of fresh fruit from Joan, Michele’s mother, and a note thanking me that says she feels like she has her daughter back again. She said that Michele was just about out of her remedy and would like a refill; she is so happy with her progress, she does not want her to run out.

3/15/07: Michele, although still scattered in her thoughts, can actually carry on a very pleasant conversation with me these days. She admits to using perhaps 15 of the Vicodin purchased off of the street and still occasionally smokes some pot. She asked if by using the remedies she was replacing one addiction for another; I explained about vibrational medicines. She is very intrigued by this concept, and I am bringing her a book about Bach flower remedies.

4/15/07: Michele reports not using any additional medication other than the prescriptions for pain from her doctor. She is using her remedy and has used Rescue Remedy probably 3 or 4 times since last month. She has decided to quit smoking pot as well as cigarettes; she said that she feels that is but one more addiction in her life. I brought her some Mullein/Peppermint cigarettes that I roll from fresh herbs so that when she occasionally just feels the need to smoke, it would be an herb that would help her detoxify her lungs. To help her out with this a little more I have also brought her a tincture of Lobelia and Licorice root in equal portions to use 15-20 drops in a little water 3 times daily for 2 weeks to detoxify from the nicotine.

3/10/07: I dropped off some more Mullein/Peppermint cigarettes for Michelle. She says that she is doing great and we refilled her remedy as well. She is not smoking cigarettes or pot, not using alcohol and taking only the prescribed medication. Her pain pill prescription allows her to take 10 pills a day and she states that many days she only uses about 6. I referred her to a chiropractor and the adjustments he has been doing are helping a lot with the pain.

7/13/07: I continue to see Michele at least once a month; she occasionally will stop by the house to say hello and refill her remedy bottle. I did suggest that it may be time to do the quiz again but she would like to wait since she has not felt this clear and confident in many years. She went to her doctor a few days ago and told her she would like to wean off of the Paxil. This is a huge, wonderful step, one that she feels is directly a choice made because of the flower essences. The doctor has given her a weaning schedule and we made sure that she had some Rescue Remedy if she should need it.

7/17/07: Michele is feeling some anxiety in the mornings when she normally would take her Paxil; the tension she feels is causing her back pain to worsen. I will give her St. John’s Wort tincture to use as a natural anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory at 30-40 drops 1 – 3 times daily.

9/3/07: Michele is completely off of Paxil and continues with the same Bach remedies; she has also stopped using the St. John’s Wort. She keeps the Rescue Remedy around the house but cannot actually recall the last time she needed it. She is seeing the chiropractor for weekly adjustments and has now decided to wean off of the Valium that she has been taking with the two pain medications. We discussed the emotional withdrawal and we are going to be in touch daily by phone to talk and see how she does with this. She states she is smoking some pot, perhaps 3 times per week, but no additional medications other than prescribed.

10/5/07: Michele is doing fabulous; we have decided that for the new year we are going to do a new emotional evaluation and remedy for her. As of today, she has not smoked pot for about 2 weeks and still does not take additional medication. Her mother, Joan, broke down in tears thanking me for giving her daughter back. Michele has started volunteering at the Senior Center two days per week and feels hopeful that she is still a vital, useful person. She states that her aunt, with whom she was very close, died 9/14/07. She went to San Jose for a few days and took the Rescue Remedy with her. She did not need it herself but shared it with her cousins. One of them wanted to call and thank me personally, and she shared my phone number with her.

Final note: I got a call from Michele’s cousin Dara who said that they actually passed around the bottle of Rescue Remedy to about 5 family members to help with their grief. She wanted to thank me for whatever kind of “drug” this was and really could not believe the change in Michele. Because of the behavior to which they had been accustomed, they had been dreading the fact that Michele planned to stay with them for 4 days. However, she could not believe the change in her and is even looking forward now to her coming and staying with them for a week during the Thanksgiving holiday.

About Deborahe Prock, Master Herbologist, PhD. Naturopathic Practitioner

Deborahe Prock began her medical career in allopathic medicine by working in Laboratory and Pathology Medicine for 15 years. In 1993, she began studying natural medicine. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Alternative Scientific Medicine, and one year additional concentrated study in Phytochemical and Botanical Medicine. She has completed the Certification Course as Master Herbalist through the East West School of Herbology. Deborahe completed her PhD. in Naturopathic Medicine and Doctor of Naturopathy through Clayton College of Natural Medicine.

Deborah counsels cancer patients, and is a cancer survivor herself, having been diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia in 1990. She utilized alternative methods for her treatments. She helps hospice patients and their families with understanding the process of serious illness, and is a trained grief counselor. Additionally, she does work in disaster response for animals with Noah’s Wish and South County Large Animal Rescue

Olive Leaf Extract-the Amazing tree of life

Olive leaf extract

photo by gt

By Hoffman Center Staff

the tree of life- Olives, the ripe fruit of the tree, yield healthy monounsaturated fats and phytochemicals that act as potent antioxidants. Research on the benefits of olive oil abounds in scientific literature. Yet, people are still not aware of the amazing healing powers of another component of the olive tree, the leaves.

The olive tree, botanically designated as Olea europaea, brings to us a promising herbal product known as olive leaf extract. The ancient Egyptians regarded olive leaf as a symbol of heavenly power, and in keeping with that belief, they extracted its oil and used it to mummify their kings. The healing powers of olive leaf were realized as early as the 1880s when it was utilized to counteract malaria. According to the 1854 Pharmaceutical Journal of Provincial Transactions (pp. 363-354), Hanbury stated that a “decoction of the leaves” of the olive tree had been found to be extremely effective in reducing fevers due to a severe and otherwise often-fatal disease that swept the island of Mytilene in 1843. The olive leaf extract was reported subsequently to be more effective in its fever-lowering properties than quinine. Hanbury recalled that similar observations had been made in France and Spain between 1811 and 1828. It appears that in the early 19th century, Spanish physicians sometimes prescribed olive leaves as a “febrifuge,” and often used them to treat cases of intermittent fever (2). Hanbury concluded that the properties of the tree Olea europaea deserved more extensive investigation.

In the early1900s scientists isolated a bitter compound called oleuropein from olive leaf that was thought to give the olive tree its disease resistance. In 1962 an Italian researcher recorded that oleuropein had the ability to lower blood pressure in animals. Other European researchers validated that claim and also found it to increase blood flow in the coronary arteries, relieve arrhythmia and prevent intestinal muscle spasms. In the years to come, a Dutch researcher identified that a primary ingredient in oleuropein inhibited the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. This chemical was elenolic acid. Further European research determined this compound to have strong bactericidal, antiviral and antifungal capabilities. A safety study on calcium elenolate was tested with laboratory animals and published by the Upjohn pharmaceutical company in 1970. The study concluded that even in doses several hundred times higher than recommended, no toxic or other adverse side effects were discovered.

Health professionals first started using olive leaf extract in 1995 when it first became available. Although we do not have a long-term perspective as yet, initial results are very positive. We see a very promising and unique herb with multiple applications. It shows considerable therapeutic action against many common conditions. In short, it appears to be living up to its unique background and expectations.

From research and clinical experience to date, we can say that supplemental olive leaf may be beneficial in the treatment for conditions caused by, or associated with, a virus, retrovirus, bacterium or protozoan. Among those treatable conditions are: influenza, the common cold, candida infections, meningitis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles (Herpes zoster), HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, severe diarrhea, and dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections.

Many people who live stressful lives or who may be particularly susceptible to colds and viruses may benefit from long-term use of olive leaf as a preventive agent. Some patients have expressed other unexpected benefits of olive leaf including improved psoriasis, normalization of heart beat irregularities, diminished cravings, and less pain from hemorrhoids, toothaches and chronically achy joints.

Research suggests that olive leaf may be a true antiviral compound because it appears to selectively block an entire virus-specific system in the infected host. It then appears to offer healing effects not addressed by pharmaceutical antibiotics. Olive leaf’s broad killing power includes an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production for viruses; an ability to contain viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses by preventing virus shredding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane; and the ability to directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication.

After exhaustive research, Dr. Hoffman is proud to announce his version of olive leaf extract. What makes this product so unique is the fact that it is standardized to contain a minimum of 20 percent oleuropein per capsule. The actual content can be as high as 23 percent. Remember, oleuropein is the active antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic component of olive leaf. Inferior products abound, partially due to confusion. For example, Dr. Hoffman’s own olive leaf extract contains 500 mg of olive leaf extract, standardized to 20 percent oleuropein per capsule and many people only focus on the 500 mg. Sure, I have found 500 mg capsules of olive leaf in health food stores, but the usual amount of oleuropein (the active component) is only 6 percent. The highest percent of oleuropein I have ever found in a bottle of olive leaf is 12 percent, and that costs $40 per bottle for 60 capsules. Additionally, many olive leaf extract supplements do not contain the listed amount of oleuropein. Dr. Hoffman specifically researched this fact and makes sure that his brand of olive leaf extract contains what is listed and functions exactly as he intends. Dr. Hoffman employs olive leaf extract for most bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal conditions. There are many unique uses for this medicinal herb. The key to the benefits of olive leaf extract is to find a product that contains enough of the active constituent to achieve the desired outcome.

References

Hanbury D. On the febrifuge properties of the olive (Olea europea, L.), Pharmaceutical Journal of Provincial Transactions, pp. 353-354, 1854.

Cruess WV, and Alsberg CL, The bitter glucoside of the olive. J Amer. Chem. Soc. 1934; 56:2115-7.

Veer WLC et al. A Compound isolated from Europea. Recueil,1957; 76:839-40.

Panizzi L et al. The constitution of oleuropein, a bitter glucoside of the olive with hypotensive action. Gazz. Chim. Ital; 1960; 90:1449-85.

Renis HE, In vitro antiviral activity of calcium elenolate, an antiviral agent. Antimicrob. AgentsChemother., 1970; 167-72.

Petkov V and Manolov P, Pharmacological analysis of the iridoid oleuopein. Drug Res., 1972; 22(9); 1476-86.

Zarzuelo A et al, Vasodilator effect of olive leaf, Planta Med., 1991; 57(5)417-9.

The evaluation of long-term effects of cinnamon bark and olive leaf on toxicity induced by streptozotocin administration to rats. J Pharm Pharmacol 1999 Nov;51(11):1305-12.
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homeopathic remedies and obstetrics

Almost any remedy might be called for in obstetrics and gynæcology but these are some that are frequently indicated.

     Arnica montana. During the later years of my obstetrical work, I gave Arnica 6X routinely to all of my obstetrical patients-following delivery, unless some other remedy was specifically indicated. It hastened recovery and relieved the soreness of the tissues. It also helped prevent any fever or other complications. The 6X potency was used instead of a higher one because in the modern hospitals of today, there are too many things used routinely that would interfere with a higher potency.

     Calendula. Calendula used externally is not really homœopathic, but I always kept a bottle of the tincture in the obstetrical department to be used on any sutures where there were lacerations.

     The obstetrical nurses were very careful to tell me when the bottle was getting empty, as they said that they had never seen anything relieve the soreness of lacerations as it did. Many doctors recommend diluting the Calendula, but I have found that it is more effective when used full strength, only applying it sparingly. It is also useful as a vaginal douche when diluted to one-fourth or fifth strength. I would not want to practice medicine without Calendula as it is practically the only antiseptic that we use loyally.

Dr William A. YINGLING (1851-1933)
Dr William A. Yingling

     Pulsatilla. One of the earliest complaints of the pregnant woman is morning sickness. It may vary from a condition which is merely disagreeable to one that is very serious. Choice of the remedy depends on the type of patient and the concomitant symptoms. Pulsatilla to for the timid, weepy peevish woman who is phlegmatic in temperament and slow in her reactions. Worse in the evening, cannot get to sleep at night. Chilly, yet aggravated by heat. Aggravated by rich food, by pork. No thirst. Pulsatilla is indicated in labor pains ceasing ; distressing ; spasmodic ; irregular ; too weak ; too strong ; too slow ; ineffectual. False pains and labor-like pains which make her walk about to obtain relief. Dr. W. A. Yingling, in his Accoucheur’s Emergency Manual, says that abnormal presentations may be righted if Pulsatilla is given before the membranes are ruptured or the presenting parts are finally engaged. Other remedies will do the same but Pulsatilla is probable more often indicated for such a condition. It is suitable for mild, fearful women, who are in an apparently healthy condition, yet the uterus seems almost inactive in the labor.

     Natrum Mur. The Natrum mur. patient is excitable, laughs immoderately at something not ludicrous, and then becomes sad and anxious. When consoled she become angry. Throbbing headache, pain as if the head would burst. Violent hiccoughs. Nausea is caused by bread, acids food, fats and the smell of tobacco. Worse in the morning, better from cold things. The nausea is accompanied by pyrosis and vomiting of thin watery fluid. Unquenchable thirst but craves salt. Natrum mur. may be indicated when labor pains are ineffectual.

     Ignatia. Ignatia has many of the symptoms of Natrum mur. but is characterized by hysteria, much sighing and sobbing. Nausea with weak sinking feeling in the stomach is relieved by eating or taking a deep breath. Craving for acids and indigestible things. Severe twitching and cramps, worse from pressure. The headache of Ignatia is usually a sharp, boring pain. Nervous spasms amounting almost to convulsions during labor. It is useful in nausea, arrested labor, after-pains and hæmorrhage where-indicated.

     Arsenicum album has nausea from sight or smell of food ; regurgitation of acrid matter, worse after eating or drinking. Craves small amounts of acid water often but loves warmth. Irritable, restless, anxious with fear of death. It is indicated in labor where there is a sense of exhaustion after every effort, however small.

     Nux vomica has pyrosis after acid or fatty foods and continual nausea, worse in the morning. Sleepless at night, irritable no appetite and constipated. Nux vom. may be indicated in metrorrhagia, false or inefficient labor pains and where after pains are too violent.

     Moschus has violent vomiting in the morning at the sight of food. Fainting, hysteria, violent rage. Feels cold, is better from warmth. There is aggravation from pressure, motion or cold. Sulphur is indicated in labor when the pains are too weak or cease and in cases of retained placenta, with hour-glass contractions. Symptoms are sudden and frequent flushes of heat all over the body, burning eructations, worse from warmth and at 11 A. M. There is great desire for sweets, aggravation from milk. Weakness at 11 A. M. and must eat, but eats little and drinks much.

     Cimicifuga racemosa is another remedy having a tonic effect on the uterus, preventing miscarriage. The patient is worse by touch, motion, cold air and better from rest. When abort pains are severe and tedious, Cimicifuga causes the pains to become rhythmic and softens the rigid os. It promotes normal involution and hastens recovery.

     It has nausea of pregnancy with severe frontal headaches with intense pain in the eyes, better from pressure. Dejection and incessant talking. It is used in the treatment of painful and irregular menstruation and in pregnancy where there is a tendency to abortion and given before term it renders labor easier, prevents after-pains.

     Aletris farinosa often gives relief in most obstinate vomiting of pregnancy and in weak persons with a tendency to abortion. There is weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, and nausea better from drinking coffee or eating dinner. It is also indicated in menorrhagia with profuse, very dark blood.

     Helonias, like the two preceding remedies, is a uterine remedy of great power, tonic in its effects on the prolapsed uterus and ligaments, valuable in threatened abortion and often in albuminuria of pregnancy, also. The breasts are sensitive and there ma, be severe backache, worse over the kidneys. Worse from motion cool air and better from warm air. When indicated it is helpful in amenorrhœa and dysmenorrhœa.

     Vipera torva is indicated many times in varicosities and phlebitis during pregnancy and the menopause. A striking modality is the sensation as if the legs would burst when hanging down. Also remember Hamamelis in knotty, swollen, painful varicose veins and ulcers.

     One could enumerate many more remedies valuable in obstetrics and gynæcology not mentioned here. In conclusion may I say that homœopathic prescribing prevents many complications in pregnancy, averts many malformations in the newborn and carries the patient through the menopause much comfortably than under any other form of treatment.

A. DWIGHT SMITH, M. D.,
GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA.

Source : Journal of American Institute of Homœopathy, March April 1967.

 remedies photo by GT

WORLD’S SMARTEST WOMAN ENDORSES HOMEOPATHY?

Thanks to John Benneth for this article
YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A GENIUS IQ TO UNDERSTAND HOMEOPATHY
The writer is indeed perceptive in calling for references. Every statement against homeopathy turns out to be false, and there really aren’t any exceptions. Critics say homeopathy’s rule of “like cures like” has no correlatives in science. This isn’t true. In magnetic fields, like repels like. In chemistry, like dissolves like. In alcoholism, hair of the dog that bit you.“Bartender, methamphetamine for all my ADHD friends. And the smallpox vaccine for the Apaches!”“If water has a memory,” they quibble, “then why doesn’t it remember everything that passes through it?” Well, why doesn’t magnetic recording tape remember everything that’s been recorded on it, it’s not a Victrola, or why don’t the memories in atheist computers remember all the porn they’ve watched?Because it gets erased!Homeopathy is often indicted as not being evidence based, when in fact it has built its protocols on evidence alone by directly observing the action of its curative substances on human subjects in double and even triple blind trials. In fact, it has been asserted that homeopaths invented the double blind trial. All classical homeopathic remedies are subjected to “provings,” tests on volunteers to see what symptoms they elicit.Homeopathy has borne the burden of epidemics, outperforming its allopathic counter

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