For those of you who have been following this blog, you have read some general discussions on homeopathy and how homeopathic remedies can be safely used in a broad spectrum of cases: arnica for trauma, ignatia for grief, aconite for fright. But one of the key tenets of homeopathy is individualization– each unique case, each unique combination of symptoms, each unique person in his or her unique circumstance, requires an equally unique homeopathic remedy.
Ignatia, for example, is the first remedy to be thought of in cases of grief, either recent or a long held grief. Some of the distinguishing characteristics of this remedy include alopecia (falling out of the hair) and the sensation of a lump in the throat. But what if you experience headaches and can’t palate chicken after a long-standing grief? Perhaps Natrum Muriaticum would help you let go and move on. Or if you are feeling indifferent or apathetic where before you were outgoing and lively? Homeopathic Phosphoric Acid may help you recover your sense of well being.
The homeopath is most concerned with how you experience your unique situation, and how you are able to cope with your circumstances. While homeopathics are not meant to replace therapy or regular prescriptions, a well-indicated remedy can help you to restore a sense of well being and balance. Homeopathics are complementary to all therapeutics, and your friendly neighborhood homeopath will be able to suggest a remedy to support your journey to wellness.
You may be thinking about your neighbor who just lost her husband, or your child who has become restless, or about that dentist appointment you have next week…what remedy would be best for you? Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and I will be happy to offer some advice. Homeopathics are a safe and effective way to bring healing and well-being to you and yours, and I encourage you to give it a try!
PS – Looking to meet a homeopath live and in person? This online database is a good starting point to find qualified practitioners in your area: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/resources/practitioners
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