What is Intuitive Homeopathy?
First, let’s explore INTUITION…
We are all born with intuition. Over the course of time, some of us forget how to use this sacred gift. By quieting our mind, we can hear the wisdom of our soul’s voice clearly speaking to us.
All the answers we seek reside inside us—NOT outside of us. We must not let the noise of others distract our ability to hear our inner voice.
It’s also important to honor the voice of intuition. Sometimes it comes to us as words, sometimes it’s just a feeling. We can trust our intuition; the more we trust, the more confident and empowered we become. Trust and listen to your heart. Learn to let your “gut feeling” be your best guide.
What is HOMEOPATHY?
There are countless resources out there to learn about Homeopathy such as the book, “Impossible Cure” by Amy Lansky.
What I want to communicate is what homeopathy is at its core. It is energy. We are all energy. Perhaps that is why energy medicine is the ideal way to balance the body simply because we are energy!
Homeopathic remedies are made from plants, animals, minerals or other sources using a high dilution of “energy” from that substance. Homeopathy simply fine tunes us into balance while evoking a healing response. This simple nudge allows your body to heal itself. Think of a radio dial. When we are "sick" with physical symptoms, emotionally upset, or just "off", our energy can be seen as static on a radio. The homeopathic remedies "tune" in the "radio" or the human body to eliminate the static and create clarity and restore balance.
Modern medicine is often plagued with serious toxic side effects and focuses on the suppression of symptoms which tends to result in deeper rooted illnesses and stunts the body’s natural healing capabilities. Homeopathy is an alternative which offers a path to allow the body to truly heal as it was designed to do.
For example, I had a case of a child who presented with a severe sore throat. She has a history of PANDAS and chronic Strep Throat.
A standard allopathic approach may have included a throat culture, antibiotic medications and Tylenol for pain. After spending no more than a few minutes with the patient they would have sent them on their way.
A homeopathic approach on the other hand would consider the child’s mental, physical and emotional health. All circumstantial information regarding that child including what led up to the sore throat would be gathered (not just physical symptoms).
A typical homeopathic treatment for a child with a history of PANDAS is a Strep Nosode and perhaps Belladonna for pain. However, as a homeopath, each case is unique and should be treated as such. During intake, I learned that the child’s sore throat presented itself on the last day of school. This child was very connected to her teacher and was very sad it was the end of the school year. As the mother picked up her child that day, the child was in tears.
Sadness was the core symptom (mental/emotional), and the throat (physical) was secondary. In homeopathy there is a remedy that is described as, “sore throat brought on by grief”. Within a half hour of taking this remedy the throat pain went from a 10 to a 3! (10 being the worst pain, 0 being no pain). Within an hour the sore throat was gone! These results and this type of practice is not the norm within allopathic medicine, yet this is exactly what this child needed to recover. Homeopathy is a more comprehensive updated treatment for the human body.
Homeopathy is NOT a "one size fits all" approach. If you are having seasonal allergies a allopathic approach would be to give "Benedryl". A homeopathic approach would take into account the whole person, all factors that might contribute to the allergies, including mental, emotional and physical factors and then prescribe a remedy. There are MANY homeopathic allergy remedies. It all depends on the individual uniqueness of the person being treated in regard to which remedy is the best match.
“Like Cures Like”
This is another simple way of summarizing homeopathy. This means that any substance which can produce symptoms in a healthy person can cure similar symptoms in a person who is sick.
For example, the homeopathic remedy called Allium Cepa (red onion) can cure hay fever. Think about what symptoms occur as you cut into a red onion. The onion makes your eyes water and nose burn. If you have hay fever, a homeopathic remedy made from onion can relieve your symptoms.
Another example is a homeopathic remedy called Apis. This is made from the honeybee. It is used to treat histamine like allergic reactions such as swelling and itching which is similar to the symptoms that occur after a bee sting.
Even allopathic medicine sometimes use homeopathic principles. An example of this is the drug Ritalin. Ritalin is a stimulant yet given to people who are hyperactive to calm their system down. The downside of this drug is the serious side effects of the chemical concoction. Instead, a more appropriate treatment for someone with excessive energy is the homeopathic remedy Coffea Cruda made from unroasted coffee beans.
In homeopathy you give the body the least amount of a substance to evoke the healing response needed to eliminate symptoms. This is a gentle effective way to heal the body. This “diluted” remedy teaches the body to naturally heal on its own.
Prevention AND Treatment
Homeopathy started in the late 1700’s by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann out of the necessity to create a system that was not barbaric as the medical treatment was of his day and still is.
Practices such as bloodletting, injecting mercury and the use of leaches to rid the body of illness was the norm. Many people died unnecessarily from these practices (as they do with today’s “modern medicine”) including people like George Washington who was simply suffering from a sore throat!
Allopathic treatment is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Homeopathy has an amazing track record from treating minor ailments such as bruises and colds to a more complex array of auto immune conditions like Lyme, Autism, PANDAS and other chronic conditions.
Did you know…
In 1918 influenza killed 22 million people worldwide, including 500,000 in the U.S. Homeopaths cured 98% of their cases! The death rate was 30% higher for those treated conventionally, not to mention the long term side effects of those practices.
Homeopathy also prevents disease. In 1957 during the Polio epidemic, homeopathy was given to thousands of people in Buenos Aires and not one case of Polio was reported.
Homeopathy is used widely in many countries. In England almost ½ of British practitioners refer patients to homeopaths. Even the royal family has used homeopathy for three generations. There are five homeopathy hospitals in England.
Homeopathy works on babies and animals just as effectively as it does on adults, therefore, it is not subject to the "placebo effect".
Thoughts about supplements:
There is a time and place for supplements, herbs, oils, etc... In acute situations sometimes it feels right to administer ginger tea, colloidal silver or rub eucalyptus on one's chest to stabilize the system in crisis. For example, it would be like using crutches when you break a leg. Crutches serve a purpose, but not a long term fix. Long term, you want to walk independently. Homeopathy does that for the body. Homeopathy is the gentlest energetic nudge to get the whole body system working efficiently and independently on it's own.
So, what is INTUITIVE HOMEOPATHY?
Intuitive Homeopathy is a tool that simply combines our innate intuition and natural ability to guide us on how to heal ourselves using energy and homeopathy principles.