I’m recently studying the History of Homeopathy in my degree, and this brought to light many issues that this type of medicine faces nowadays. It also made me ponder on how much I am fond and grateful for this system and how good it did to me throughout my life.
These days, unfortunately, Homeopathy is not taken very well, not supported by the government, media NEVER talks about it and it’s ridiculed by many people, being called lolly or placebo. I always feel terribly sorry for these people because based on my experience is the most holistic, individualistic, natural and especially BEST way of healing.
so I decided to share what happened to me last year.
On the second of January, after the holidays, the drinking, the (real) lollies, chocolates, pavlovas and late nights my body feels very weak, and that night I’m in bed with chills and a big headache. I always think “sweat it out” so I got the thick blanket out (in January) and I fell asleep with hopes.
The next morning I wake up with one of my glands in my throat a bit swollen and still headache. I take my normal Mercurius 30C (for sore throats) and hope for the best. the next day my throat is completely swollen and I have now fever 40. I start my correspondence with my homoeopath in Italy and this miserable state I went and bought my remedies tailor-made for me. the next day fever is 41, and I can’t move or I lose balance, I can’t eat, speak or sleep because air can’t pass through my throat. I keep taking my remedies and I get the doctor to pay a visit and see what he thinks. He URGES me to go to the hospital and get the gland drained from the pus and take heavy medicaments such as antibiotics or penicillin. I refuse. and I start my fourth miserable day. fever is gone down to 37. I think my body is fighting, I feel better, I have an appetite even though I can’t eat, but only drink my turmeric drink or warm water. By the start of my fifth day I decide, if today I won’t make a change I will go to the hospital because being sleep deprived is horrible, but my homoeopath was telling me to be patient, that fever has gone so a change is happening. so I was again full of hopes. by 6 pm, I was on the couch and all of a sudden I taste something I never tasted before, a disgusting taste in my mouth, very acidic and warm. My gland found its way to get rid of the pus (sorry not a very nice image I know!) in 30 minutes my throat went back to its normal size and the next morning I felt a bit dizzy but like a new person. that night I was in tears because it was a very tough illness and I fought it naturally, with my doctor support and my body’s vital force. I didn’t catch a bad sore throat since nor had respiratory infections (i suffer from asthma so I tend to get them quite a lot in winter). The support of a Homeopath is mandatory, self-prescribe is possible only for light stuff, like indigestion or a little cold. Any time I feel something can get out of the way I always get in touch with my Homeopath. It’s also a very healthy lesson to learn about being conscious of my own body, self-awareness is the key.
I want to share this with people that have little or no knowledge of this incredible medicine that got me through life: my mum made me in 20 mins after taking 2 remedies the week of my birth; I went through ALL childhood diseases with Homeo and I don’t even remember last time I got the proper one week worth FLU due to prevention remedies and early detection; never catch any bugs or gastro (I think this is my Kapha Constitution playing its role here as well 😉 )
Learning about how Holistic Hahnemann’s approach was, and I’m currently reading the Organon (what a mission) made me realise that what he did in few years, some cultures did in millennia! and it’s just a pure, exact, holistic medicine that never disappoints me.
So there you go, now when you see the little colourful cylindrical tubes at the health shops you might be a bit more curious about them 🙂
Ciao xx 🙂