Vera Resnick-Weisz, DHom Med (Lic), IHM. Classical Homoeopathy. Local and online homoeopathic treatment available
Why is it that some people swear by homoeopathy – while others swear about homoeopathy, remedies, the idea of cure by similars and basically everything homoeopathy-related, and just the mere mention of homoeopathy is either an invitation for insult or causes a distinct chill in the atmosphere?
Apart from those who slam the therapy with the fervour of a religious zealot – without knowing anything real about it (it’s the little pills? nope…), there are many many possible reasons. I’ve even suggested a few in this blog and on my site for professionals (which you’re welcome to visit even if you’re not professionally involved in homoeopathy, there’s no entrance exam and lots of reading material…).
All practitioners do a fair amount of soul-searching and sleuthing when a case doesn’t move ahead. Was it the remedy? the repetition? is the patient antidoting with something – strong perfumes, Chinese herbs, essential oils? is the case incurable?
Here I wanted to look at something else. Are the patients themselves doing something which helps them to benefit from treatment? I trawled through my cases in search of a pattern and found the following.
So patients who take their remedies, have the right expectations, don’t expect immediate resolution in long-standing chronic cases, keep a stock of remedies at home and come for regular follow-ups get better results.
But there’s something else that differentiates patients who get better results in many cases. It’s more of a mindset, an attitude toward the practice and the homoeopathic physician.
When you start homoeopathic treatment, you are literally entering a different world. Conventional medicines usually are in dialog directly with systems and organs, and patients are asked to take a certain amount of medications on a regular basis. Homoeopathy is speaking directly to the control, which we can call the immune system for clarity’s sake although it goes beyond that. Hahnemann termed it the life force or the vital force, the Chinese call it the “chi”. And here’s the thing, when you’re talking to the control the language is different. Once the message gets across, it doesn’t need constant repetition. Once the body is in repair mode it knows what to do, unless it’s been compromised by previous treatments or injuries.
Within the world of homoeopathy every symptom is the body’s cry for help, and offers a signpost for the path towards health, indicating the next remedies along the route. Especially once treatment has begun, if new symptoms show up, or old symptoms reappear and make themselves at home, it’s an opportunity. The body is calling for the next remedy it needs to continue along the path to health. It’s almost like picking up a card in a board game which says “move along five spaces to the right” – but without the element of chance involved.
People who accept that the world of homoeopathy is different know that once they begin, every symptom is relevant, every new state will help in the path toward cure. They are more aware and involved in treatment – and the results are significantly better because of this.