Here are some from the exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.
Coughs are not easy to get rid of. Chronic coughs seem impossible especially when even the strong anti-cough suppressants are not working and in the natural medicine world, the herbs are not even touching the cough.
And then there's homeopathy. I have been using homeopathy to treat very difficult coughs for the past 17 years. All kinds of coughs, wet ones, dry ones, a tickle in the throat, deep, whooping coughs. You name the cough, I've seen it. Not to forget the grief cough, it comes on after an acute grief.
This particular client I'd like to share her story. She is a 64 year old female who was unhappy in her marriage and decided to leave her husband. She stayed away for a year and then decided to return home. At that point she developed a cough. That was three years ago.
She showed up in my office in September of this year, exhausted from the cough, a deep, intense, cannot catch her breath cough. She had to sit up at night to sleep, because it was worse lying down. The coughing was both during the day and at night. She was prescribed different conventional drugs but didn't get the relief that she wanted.
Along with the cough, she had other health concerns, some digestive issues, headaches, nausea, muscle aches. And she had developed a lot of anxiety wondering if she'd ever get better.
I started out with a grief remedy, Ignatia and had her come back in a week. The cough lessened just slightly but she was still suffering tremendously.
And I decided to give her Cochlearia Amoracia 30c, three times a day and had her return to the office in one week.
She walked into the office, she looked at me, and said "I love you, you gave me my life back, I want to hug you!" She was now sleeping 8-10 hours uninterrupted, digestive issues back to normal, attitude lighter, increased energy and her headaches and muscle aches went away.
And no coughing during the day or night.
Cochlearia Amoracia is homeopathic horseradish, it's from the cabbage/mustard family. That wonderful wasabi with your sushi is horseradish.
Think about this remedy if there's a stubborn cough that you are dealing with and needing some relief.
Just know when the remedy is right, healing will be rapid and noticeable!
I've just returned from a homeopathy conference in NYC this past weekend. It is prescribing remedies at the source. What does that mean? It means getting beyond your conscious, sub-conscious and into your unconscious mind. You'll see improvement in every area, in the physical, emotional and mental area. There will be a shift in your inner state.
Our state is unconscious. It's like saying we can't help ourselves when we're in a certain behavioral pattern. Why do we react to a situation one time and the very same situation on a different day, there is no reaction. For example, why do the children's shoes in the living room bother us one day when we come home from work and the other days the shoes are not bothersome. What is that state that creates that annoyance?
When we are in a state of dis-ease, how can we get into a well state? With homeopathic medicines. Through this state, we filter the world around us so our reality is something we perceive and our reality changes according to the filter we look through at it.
One of the fascinating things about homeopathy is that you can have two clients with the exact same symptoms and one is better from the remedy and the other one is not. Why is that the case? Even though there are the physical expressions that are similar in both persons, each one of them has his/her own inner state. That is what I try to understand as a homeopath, what is that state and how can I help to shift that state towards healing.
I've been a involved for the last 20 years studying and prescribing homeopathy to my clients, family, friends. It's been an amazing journey of healing and well-being for those I've helped. And there have been cases that I have not been successful with in finding the correct remedy but I'm always willing to keep trying. I continue to grow and refine my skills to understand who is sitting in from of me and what remedy would suit them best.
I've come back to the office with renewed skills, fresh eyes, wonderful listening ears so come on in if you'd like to have to remedy prescribed to you!
Yours In Health,
55 year old patient came in with severe anxiety that lead to insomnia. He was anxious about a lot of things, his business, his children, his health, his marriage.
By the time he came into see me, he hadn't slept in about 3 days and obviously was barely functioning.
I took his case with great difficultly since he couldn't concentrate. I called upon my 15 years of experience using homeopathy to help since I couldn't get much from him.
He was so exhausted, he wanted to lie on the bench that's in the office. He would close his eyes and about 30 seconds later jump up and pace the floor. Of course I tried the obvious remedies, aconite, arscenicum album and a few others. Nothing helped. He kept jumping up after lying down on the bench. This was the pattern he was experiencing at home during the nighttime hours.
Then I gave him a dose of Carcinosin IM. Voila! It was like magic, he fell asleep and stayed asleep! What do I do, let him sleep? Wake him up and send him home? I decided to let him sleep. And he slept for two and a half hours. We were both amazed!
I sent him home with Carcinosin LM1 to take daily. He reported to me that he slept for nine hours that night.
Carcinosin was the remedy that was right for him and that he turned to when he needed to be back in balance.
A bit about Carcinosin. It's a cancer nosode. It is not a remedy that has been studied or written about a whole lot. I remember in my homeopathy class a one page write-up about the remedy, that was all we got.
Someone needing carcinosin, you'll see a tremendous amount of anxiety especially for others. This was true in this case, a strong, unusual concern for his children. A great sense of responsibility. Fastidious, not for dirt but for a certain order. Does not express anger.
This was really big in his case: fear of being alone. He couldn't shave alone in the bathroom in the mornings, he would ask his wife to come into the bathroom and join him.
Difficulty making changes in their lives, it feels out of control.
In the heart area, a tightness as if the heart is constricted. I've seen this again and again in Carconisin cases.
Think of Carcinonisin if your client has had a history of mono or chronic fatigue syndrome or a family history of cancer, diabetes, leukemia, tuberculosis, or schizophrenia.
And lastly, if the children of your clients have cancer, consider this remedy for them.