(NaturalHealth365) Wouldn’t you LOVE to know if your treatment of choice is making you sicker or healthier? Well, thanks to a great homeopath you can. Read on to discover the three key things to look out for on your road to recovery.
Optimal healing starts with an open mind
So far, we have looked at what Homeopathy is and reviewed what makes it so contentious. In fact, from the very beginning this amazing medical modality has been met with a certain degree of skepticism. What is exciting to note is that those skeptics who approach Homeopathy with an open mind and test it (empirically) often go on to sing its praises louder than anyone else.
One such pioneering skeptic was Dr. Constantine Hering. In the early 1800’s, he was planning to write an anti-homeopathy book, but all his experiments pointed to the fact that Homeopathy actually worked. In 1824, he was cured of gangrene, and his hand was saved from amputation, with a homeopathic remedy called Arsenicum.
Skeptic of Homeopathy makes history
After his remarkable healing experience, not surprisingly, Dr. Hering became a complete convert and went on to found a famous homeopathic college in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is now frequently referred to as the “Father of American Homeopathy.” He is also famous for formulating an amazing concept known as “Direction of Cure.”
Homeopathy and all truly holistic approaches to medicine are based on the concept of “vitalism”. Put bluntly, there is something intangible that a living being has that a corpse does not. In Ayurveda it is known as “Prana,” in Traditional Chinese Medicine it is called “Qi” and in the homeopathic tradition we name it the “Vital Force” – yet they are all one and the same thing.
The key to vibrant living is in our energy
The “Vital Force” is always striving to protect you and keep your health at the best level it can, in any given set of circumstances. When the Vital Force is not in a state of harmony, but a state of dis-ease, then it will produce a warning signal in the form of a symptom. Initially, these symptoms are often mild, but if they are ignored or over-ridden then the signals tend to get louder and louder!
It is really important to see symptoms and their progression as useful information. If the treatment you have chosen is moving you towards a state of restored health and harmony symptoms move:
1. From within to without
This protects your mental and emotional well being and the functioning of your vital organs by throwing stuff out to the surface in the form of rashes, eruptions, sweat, discharges, vomit, diarrhea. Not pretty, I know, but it is better out than in!
2. From above to below
More superficial symptoms (such as eruptions or muscle and joint pain) move from the head and face to the trunk, from the trunk down the arms and legs to the fingers and toes.
3. In reverse order of its original appearance
The most recent symptom will clear first and earlier symptoms (that may have disappeared when suppressed) will reappear at the end of this process and will often be the very last thing to clear.
So now is a good time to ask yourself: “Which way are your symptoms moving?” If you have any questions or concerns after reading this article – feel free to send me an email – my address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, I’ll be writing about when you can use Homeopathy at home and how to get really great results. If you have something you’d like me to write about in a future article – simply post your comments below. (yes, we read every post!)
About the author: For over 17 years, Mary Aspinwall has been a full time Registered Homeopath and is the founder of HomeopathyWorld.com. Mary offers a best selling range of homeopathy kits and you can read her blog at: HomeopathyWorld.com/blog. In addition, Mary has created a free e-book, “Basic Guide to Homeopathy”. Click Here for a consultation with Mary Aspinwall.