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Volume 23 Issue 1
May/June 2017

Sprouts: A Powerhouse of Nutrition

JourneyDance™ is a Ritual Journey of Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Transformation

Amazing Healing for Acute and Chronic Conditions

Meditating with Animals
How to Create More Conscious Connections with the Healers and Teachers Among Us

Creating Your Own Ceremony

How to React With Patience and Understanding to Frustrating Situations with the Elderly

Embracing Un-stationary Fitness

Editorial

Amazing Healing for Acute and Chronic Conditions
by Carol Thompson
Carol Thompson


Many Canadians are surprised to learn that homeopathy is the fastest growing medical treatment system, according to the Indian Chamber of Commerce, where it is mainstream. Switzerland recently announced their intention to integrate it into their healthcare system which will include a number of holistic practices. Homeopathy has stood the test of time dating back 200+ years. The British Royal Family relies upon it as their primary healing method. It is my impression that the enormous healing potential of homeopathy is not completely understood even by those who routinely use it. For example, some people think of homeopathy for acute situations such as colds and the flu. Most have no idea that their chronic illness may be better served by homeopathy than over-the-counter or possibly even prescription drugs they currently use. In addition, people whose chronic conditions vastly improved using homeopathy may be completely unaware of its efficacy in acute situations. In my practice, I have witnessed needless suffering when there are homeopathic options that would make a significant difference. Below are some eye-opening examples.

Kidney Stones

People who experience kidney stones say it is the most excruciating pain. The pain is so unbearable that rarely does one even consider homeopathy as an option when the pain hits. They simply head straight to the hospital emergency to find out if they are going to live. Unfortunately, our health system is not allowed to offer homeopathy for pain—narcotics are used instead. Clients and friends report that narcotic pain relief is somewhat temporary, affects cognitive ability, and requires frequent administrations to keep the pain within a tolerable level. Depending on kidney stone size, most people are released from the hospital with a strainer to urinate in, a prescription for pain killers, and told the stone needs to pass and to expect it to hurt like nothing they have ever experienced. On the other hand, most homeopathic clients report that with the use of homeopathic medicines, kidney stone issues can sometimes resolve painlessly or pass with some discomfort but rarely painful enough to consider filling their hospital-provided prescription.

Injury and Broken Bones

Homeopathy users know to use Arnica for minor bumps and bruises. When it comes to more serious injuries, many are unaware of the capacity of homeopathy to relieve pain and speed the healing. One of the most impressive cases I have seen is an 80-year-old lady who fell and had three breaks in her pelvis. Upon admittance, the specialists told her that considering the severity of the breaks, her age, and that previous bone breaks healed slowly (14+ weeks) she could expect to be six to seven weeks in the hospital, and up to eight more weeks in a convalescent home where she would continue to recover before she would return home. She was in extreme agony and given the usual pain medication. Once her personally prepared homeopathic remedies arrived, she then refused hospital drugs. The homeopathic remedies were for bruising/tissue damage, swelling, nerve damage, muscle, ligament, and tendon damage, pain upon movement, bone repair, bone pain, and shock. Her recovery surprised everyone, especially her specialist. They had never seen anything quite like it before considering her previous history of being slow to heal. Within the first couple of weeks she started moving about with a walker, by six weeks she was literally cruising the hallways, and by seven weeks they happily sent her on her way home.

Dental Care

Dental Care is another area where homeopathy can be used with impressive results. In addition to using remedies for such things as pre-appointment jitters, the side effects of local anesthetic, or to minimize bruising, swelling, nerve, and tissue damage, it may have a place in preventing more serious complications. Deep fillings that get close to the pulp can traumatize and put a tooth into shock, resulting in extreme sensitivity to hot or cold and can potentially cause the nerve to die. When the nerve dies, the tooth abscesses, requiring extraction or a root canal. Remedies for shock and nerve trauma may play a vital role in preventing such an outcome. After having several of my own teeth abscess, I eventually discovered which remedies to combine that cleared the infection and allowed me to keep the tooth without the need for a root canal or extraction. Since that time, a handful of audacious clients have had similar results.

These are a few situations where people became aware that homeopathy has made a demonstrated significant difference. How does one encourage and guide others to consider there may be other, possibly better, ways? Regardless of the problem, from chronic illnesses like MS or lupus to acute situations like burns and bug bites, arthritis to plantar fasciitis, ear infections to insomnia, cancer to Crohn’s, depression to vaccine damage, homeopathy has so much more to offer where conventional medicine falls short. Until we shift our thinking to a more inclusive and integrative healing system where homeopathy is offered as part of a complete course of care, its healing potential will sadly remain elusive and exclusive. The onus falls on individuals experiencing health challenges to consider they may be needlessly suffering. Never hesitate to call a homeopath to find out if there are homeopathic options to consider. Once a person witnesses the impressive capacity of homeopathy to heal, they will understand why it is the fastest growing medicinal system.

Carol Thompson, who lives in Saskatoon, has engaged in healthy lifestyles and holistic living her entire adult life. Her passion for health and healing lead her to studies in homeopathic medicine with the Devon School of Homeopathy in England, health sciences at the University of Saskatchewan, and childbirth/midwifery/fertility education. Her enthusiasm for health is reflected in her lifelong work as a teaching assistant in the department of obstetrics/gynecology at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, health coach, and homeopathic consultant, director with a fertility related non-profit organization, doula/midwife, and political and community activist in client-centred health care. To contact her, call (306) 280-2160 or email: cadithompson@hotmail.com. Also see the Directory of Services ad on page 21 of the 23.1 May/June issue of the WHOLifE Journal.

 

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