We end up trivializing homeopathy when we ask for a remedy for a chronic condition on an online forum. Certified homeopaths go to school for 4-years or more, and study multiple methods for case taking and analysis. Just some of these methods include Miasmatic, PolyPharmacy, Keynote, Kentian, Hahnemannian, Tautopathy, Sensation, Isopathy, and more. Healing is an art, and not something to put in the hands of someone who calls themselves a homeopath after taking a weekend course!
It is only human to want the easy way out, and with access to information at a click, we’ve developed a bad habit of thinking a quick answer is the right answer. The downside is that it often creates disappointment when we ask “What remedy do I take to cure my ________?” (fill in the blank with any chronic disease)
To understand this concept, we first need to understand the concept of healing.
the act or process of regaining health
the eradication of disease or sickness
Healing is a process, and it usually has deep emotional and mental components that can’t be addressed when we ask questions like: “What remedy works for fibromyalgia.” It may be that a remedy or prescription drug can help you feel better for a bit, but it’s only a matter of time before your symptoms return, and often they return with a vengeance after being temporarily suppressed. The absence of symptoms is therefore not the definition of healing.
“In order to heal you must release the emotional patterns that are contributing to your illness.” Dr. Christiane Northrup
In her video titled “How to Heal from Anything,” Dr. Christiane Northrup shares that there is nothing wrong with curing, however it often puts people into “battle mode,” which is not always a conducive approach to healing.
She goes on to say that “while not all diseases can be cured, every disease can be healed.” In other words, if you’re looking for the shortcut, the one remedy that will finally save you, you’re not really understanding the process of healing. Often homeopaths have to peel back layers and layers as they move a patient through the process of healing. Multiple deep-acting remedies are often applied over an expansive period of time. It is not the “quick fix” method. The first remedy gives way to the second remedy, then the next, and gradual movement towards healing takes place.
“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.” ― Osho
Beware of anyone who may try to sell you a program to treat something chronic by yourself at home. That’s a major red flag. Healing is not one-size fits all, and you’ll want someone who can work with the unique nuances of your case, and respond attentively to your progress. Here’s where you can find a homeopath with proper credentials: Homeopathicdirectory.com
What things are appropriate to treat yourself?
Any acute issue is appropriate for treating on your own with homeopathy. Acute illnesses are illnesses that are short lived, or have an endpoint. Ear infections, sore throats, coughs, pink eye, colds and flus are all examples of acute illnesses. Most childhood ailments are acute illnesses, which is why a homeopathy kit is one of the greatest gifts one can give to a new parent.
You can gain experience and confidence treating acute minor ailments with homeopathy on your own. The comradery of sharing tips with forum friends for bumps and bruises is supportive and educational. It’s a great idea!
But please exercise caution when you hear recommendations for chronic illnesses. Trivalizing homeopathy with the notion that there is “a remedy” for conditions such as skin conditions, coughs lasting more than a few weeks, or any form of mental illness can be as risky and irresponsible as watching a YouTube to perform cardiac surgery. Don’t fall prey to the delusion that a temporary cure is actual healing.
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