Most of us have grown up in a conventional health system involving a sequence of events that goes something like this:
1. Symptoms appear
2. A visit to the doctor is made
3. The doctor pronounces a diagnosis
4. A prescription is given
5. We visit the pharmacy and collect it.
6. We follow the instructions and take themedicine.
Homeopathic medicine involves the first step but misses the other 5 steps. So how do you adjust to this new way of operating around disease?
The answer is that you take it in steps. You transition SLOWLY – and with all new things involving big changes, you need at times to go back and re-visit the old system especially, when you are learning a new way of operating. For some of you, the old system will cease to exist as you discover more and more about what you can do for your health or that of your family’s with Homeopathy. For others, there will be times when you feel confident and competent in homeopathic prescribing and other times when you feel more comfortable with the familiarity of the old system.
The important thing is to not throw the baby out with the bathwater. In many cases your GP knows you, you know your GP. GP’s are on the whole highly skilled generalist conventional medical practitioners. They have a wealth of expertise in physical examination. They have sounded many chests and looked in many ears and they know what they are seeing when they observe physical symptoms. It’s just that the methods they use to solve the problem can sometimes like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Let me give you a case example:
Case: Toddler Amy 2 years old
Toddler Amy is off colour. She hasn’t eaten well for a day and today she is refusing all food and pulling her ear. She is grizzly and clingy and her mother has great difficulty even leaving the room as Amy gets so upset.
Amy’s mother takes Amy off to their GP who examines Amy and diagnoses an ear infection. The GP prescribes antibiotics and hands out a 7 day course of antibiotics. IF the ear infection is bacterial the antibiotics will kill off those bacteria BUT they will also kill off many good beneficial bacteria in the gut which have many important and health giving functions. It then takes a while for an immune system to recover and re-balance. In addition, it may be that the ear infection is in fact a virus, and the antibiotics upset Amy’s whole system without providing any benefit whatsoever!
So what is your alternative?
You can take the opportunity to transition – just a little so you are comfortable. It looks like this:
You been through steps 1,2,3 and 4 but you can use homeopathy instead of following the familiar steps 5 and 6! It’s that easy! The correct Homeopathic medicine for Amy will see her ear infection resolve and her emotional symptoms of clinginess and distress resolve. In addition,her body will use its cleverly designed immune system to produce a good defence against the invading bacteria or virus, so if she encounters it again in the next few weeks at playgroup, her system will not give it a second glance.
As you become more familiar with homeopathic acute home prescribing, you will get more and more confident at taking these new steps to provide better informed homeopathic health choices.
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© Sam Adkins 2007
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