Randomized Study – Bowen Therapy

The effects of the Bowen technique on hamstring flexibility over time: a randomised controlled trial

Authored by the following. It’s great to begin to find published research on Bowen Therapy.

Michelle Marr 1, Julian Baker, Nicky Lambon, Jo Perry

Abstract

The hamstring muscles are regularly implicated in recurrent injuries, movement dysfunction and low back pain. Links between limited flexibility and development of neuromusculoskeletal symptoms are frequently reported. The Bowen Technique is used to treat many conditions including lack of flexibility. The study set out to investigate the effect of the Bowen Technique on hamstring flexibility over time. An assessor-blind, prospective, randomised controlled trial was performed on 120 asymptomatic volunteers. Participants were randomly allocated into a control group or Bowen group. Three flexibility measurements occurred over one week, using an active knee extension test. The intervention group received a single Bowen treatment. A repeated measures univariate analysis of variance, across both groups for the three time periods, revealed significant within-subject and between-subject differences for the Bowen group. Continuing increases in flexibility levels were observed over one week. No significant change over time was noted for the control group.

10.1016/j.jbmt.2010.07.008

2011 Jul;15 (3): 281-90.doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2010.07.008. 
Epub 2010 Sep 15.

How to Take a Homeopathic Remedy

Simplified instructions for taking & repeating Homeopathic remedies


Usually a remedy is bought in a granule format. Made of sucrose the sugar granule is a carrier for the actual medicine that impregnates into the sugar. The potency (strength) is not as important as the chosen remedy, do not worry about the available strength, any will do. All homeopathic remedies are safe as they are highly diluted and I am going to tell you how to take the remedy safely with these simple rules.

  1. Take only 1 granule at a time (ignore instructions on packaging).
  2. Dissolve the granule in your mouth a few minutes away from eating or drinking.
  3. To fully test the effectiveness of a remedy in an acute infection, I suggest taking only 2 doses 1 hour apart.
  4. Do not repeat without evaluating the effect of the remedy taken prior. If you are clear it helped and you’re symptoms that it helped return, repeat.
  5. Good responses after a remedy can include:
    1. Slight aggravation lasting no more than an hour
    2. Sleeping
    3. Symptoms improving
  6. Bad responses after a remedy can include:
    1. Aggravation lasting longer than an hour
    2. Agitation, spiking fever and delirium
    3. Worsening of your symptoms such as developing cough
    4. If concerned stop the remedy and seek advice or choose a new remedy based on the newer symptoms
  7. When purchasing a remedy please use either 30 CH or 200 CH as these tend to be common.
  8. If the remedy was working and stops you can always add a granule to a glass of water, stir vigorously and take 1 tsp. Repeat in this manner if that method worked and you need to repeat.
  9. When in doubt, wait. The symptoms you have are what define what to do, you just have to pay attention.

Homeopathic Medicine – Historically Misunderstood & Why We Need It Now!

The purpose of this article is to help explain how Homeopathy is a useful form of treatment for infectious diseases now and its past record proves it. Also, why it is so important to understand a little more about its mechanism of action even in this modern age of technological marvels in medicine. Homeopathic Medicine has a long and successful history for treating viral and bacterial epidemics.

  • The “Spanish Flu” began in 1918 and was the most devastating pandemic in human history that had ever been, claiming more lives than World War I. The flu virus had not yet been discovered, and the usual therapy measures were merely symptomatic. In many parts of the world the pandemic was treated by homeopaths. At the time, homeopathic medical practices, out-patient clinics and hospitals existed in various countries. To this day homeopaths refer to the successful homeopathic treatment of the “Spanish Flu”.[1]

Homeopathy is itself a technological marvel which science is slowly beginning to understand and discover as having an action explainable through physics. Interesting researchers now name Homeopathic Medicine as Ultra High Dilution Medicine[2] in research papers.

  • During past great epidemics such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, malaria, etc., homeopathy decreased mortality by 10 to 30 times versus conventional medicine. During the infamous Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-19, it has been estimated that 25 to 50 million people died worldwide. In the United States alone, 550,000 died, approximately 10% of the people afflicted with the flu. 30,000 Canadians and in Native communities of the far north, some villages suffered a 100% mortality rate. Homeopathic physicians documented then more than 62,000 patients treated with Homeopathy resulting in a mortality of 0.7%. For people who were sick enough to be hospitalized, conventional medicine had a mortality of 30% while with 27,000 documented hospitalized cases, homeopathy was reporting a mortality of 1.05%.[3]

First, a fact about Homeopathic medicines is the substances used are deemed medicinal because they are capable of producing characteristically similar symptoms to those of the illness being treated. The substances used to make Homeopathic medicines do not cause the same illness, they cause the same type of symptoms of an illness. 

For example, coffee is a Homeopathic medicine that can be used to treat a person who has a state of nervousness that is similar to the side effect of taking too much coffee. So, we are not using Homeopathically made coffee to treat someone who has overdosed on coffee but we are using it to treat someone who has a nervous system out of balance like when a person has way too much reaction to coffee. The imbalance could be caused by high stress situations like an over long labor to. Or, another situation might be in certain types of manic states of mental illness.

To summarize, Homeopathic medicines are a dose of a substance that could produce a set of symptoms analogous, similar, to the symptoms of the problem being treated. Hence, we hear the expression, “Like cures like”, in describing this idea about Homeopathic medicine. I’d expand the above simplification to try and better explain it thus, 

“Homeopathy cures an illness when like symptoms of that illness which are both similar, and even stronger, to the illness are introduced”.

Second fact about Homeopathic medicines is that they are given in a diluted form, and as such their side effects are minimized. The theory in effect is that an individual who is ill and has an array of symptoms as a result of that illness. Further, when sick we are uniquely hypersensitive to the Homeopathic medicine because it is capable of causing both a similar set of symptoms and these being even stronger. The Homeopathic medicine is a calculated push to the body’s ability to better manage its responses to the illness and increases the healing potential. 

Jonathan 2 months ago I went to Costco and I had to support myself with cart I was pushing I got 3 cases of bottled water for my cousin and it was such an ordeal to lift it from the cart to the trunk of the car, I was panting and had to rest. Today I picked up water again and not only was I able to lift it to the trunk of the car but when I got to my cousin's home I was able to walk up the stairs with the water. I'm still not all there but the improvement is phenomenal. I'm still taking the Sulphur like you suggested 2 every 4th day.

Chris T. NYC August 21, 2020

Third fact to know about Homeopathic medicine is that not every patient’s illness is treated the same way. For instance, different patients with a diagnosis of Strep throat are treated with different Homeopathic medicines. To explain, with regular pharmaceutical drugs a patient who has Strep throat with an earache might be an anti-biotic where the action of the anti-biotic removes the burden of the bacterial infection and therefore the client recovers. With Homeopathic medicine a patient might be Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade). It would given in dilution to avoid its toxic effects, and still influencing the immune system to function effectively against the bacterial infection and accompanying inflammation. It can be surprising to see the speed of action a properly prescribed Homeopathic medicine has on a condition like this.

Further, Homeopathic medicines are prescribed not for a pathological diagnosis like a Streptococcus bacterial infection but for the state of illness a patient who has the Strep infection. This state of illness is measured by their unique symptoms. A Homeopathic medicine is chosen after a careful examination of the nuanced characteristics of the patient’s symptoms. These are the symptoms of the illness and are the variances from the patient’s normal healthy state. The Homeopathic medicine is given diluted to provoke a stronger and healthier reaction to the suffering they currently experience.  For Homeopath’s the pathology of the illness isn’t more or less important, it is because the chosen Homeopathic medicine could fail to work if not prescribed accurately and it is important to have the antibiotic on standby.

At a time of potential critical illness such as the current Coronavirus, COVID-19, Homeopathic medicine can play an important role in defending us from succumbing to the worst of its potential.

Below is a table of useful Homeopathic medicines suitable for a variety of symptoms we might experience if we become ill. From the onset when we begin to feel unwell to the point where we might be critically ill and needing additional treatment in a hospital.

REMEDY’S

Aconitum napellusAconAnxiousness. Complaints from mental shock, fear of crowds, < dry cold. Bruised feeling over entire body and heaviness of all limbs. Cannot lie on painful side. Constant desire to lie down. Painful sensitiveness of body to touch, he will not allow himself to be handled. Unbearable pains. Extra ordinary sudden sinking of strength. When sitting still most complaints disappear, but at night in bed, they are almost unendurable. Swollen feeling in many parts. Takes cold from Exposure to dry cold winds. Results of taking cold. Agg. hot days and cold nights.
Antimonium tartaricumAnt-tMuch mucus in throat with shortness of breath. Ant-t, affects the Mucous MEMBRANES esp. of Bronchi and Lungs, causing GREAT ACCUMULATION OF Mucus, with coarse rattling, thereby respiration is impeded and heart action becomes laboured; defective oxygenation in the circulation of blood occurs. All these conditions cause cyanosis, depression of vital power. Patient becomes INCREASINGLY WEAK, SWEATS, BECOMES DROWSY and RELAXED with LACK OF REACTION.
Arsenicum albumArsFearfulness, perfectionism, restlessness, < after midnight, < alone, fear of illness and infection. Breathing short and anxious. A very deep acting remedy, affecting every organ and tissue. MENTALLY the patient is extremely nervous; restless and anxious. Discharges of Mucous MEMBRANES are ACRID, THIN and SCANTY; coryza, saliva, sweat etc. Changes to taste and changes to the tongue.  Pain in swallowing, great thirst, anxiety and restlessness.
BelladonnaBellIrritability, delirious fever, convulsions, inner heat, dysmenorrhoea Irritability, fits of rage with hitting, sensitivity to pain. BURNING HEAT, BRIGHT REDNESS and DRYNESS are very marked. HOT; body, part, discharges etc. Redness occurs in streaks. SEVERE NEURALGIC PAIN, that comes and goes suddenly. FULLNESS; CONGESTION esp. to head and SWELLING. PAINS ARE THROBBING; SHARP; CUTTING; SHOOTING; or clawing, of maddening severity; coming and going in repeated attacks.
Bryonia AlbaBryApprehensive, uneasiness and dread of future. Especially over matters of work and business. Quickly prostrated, shuns all motion, complains on moving, or when being moved, of pain everywhere, white tongue, feeling of dryness in mouth without particular thirst or with desire for large quantities. Thirsty for large amounts at a time. AVERSION TO LEAST MOTION, even to distant parts, is due to its action on nerves and muscles. Dryness everywhere, of mouth, throat etc. Better: PRESSURE; LYING ON PAINFUL PART.  
CamphoraCamphColdness, cramps and convulsions, with mental anguish are the marked features of Camphor indications. Convulsions with blue lips, froth at mouth and lock-jaw. It is a remedy for sudden collapse, from over-powering influences acting on nervous centres. Patient becomes ICY COLD; YET HE IS AVERSE TO COVERS, or wants them off; and then on alternately with internal burning heat and anxiousness Sudden; weakness; fainting spells growing worse. 
China officianallisChinIrritability, sensitivity of all sensory organs, high-flying future plans, periodic complaints. The debility in China, is due to PROFUSE, EXHAUSTING DISCHARGES; loss of vital fluids, excessive suppuration, diarrhoea, haemorrhages etc. INTERMITTENT periodicity is very marked in fever and neuralgias. Patient becomes teak, over-sensitive and nervous; everything upsets him; light, noise, odours, pain etc. bursting pain.
Eupatorium perfoiatumEup-pAnxiety, despair, depression. The leading characteristic is VIOLENT ACHING, BONE BREAKING PAINS. Muscles of chest, back and limbs feel bruised, sore aching It affects the liver producing bilious effects. Patient is restless, chilly and nauseated. Colds. Influenza. Throat dry, at times becomes hoarse and loses her voice. Hoarseness, roughness of voice, cough aggravated evening, aching in all the bones, much sweat, lassitude, pale, sensitive, passive.
Gelsemium smperivensGelsDesires to be quiet, does not wish to speak, nor have any one near her for company, even if the person be silent. Has strong action upon the MUSCLES and MOTOR NERVES. In muscles it causes overpowering ACHING; TIREDNESS; HEAVINESS; WEAKNESS AND SORENESS esp. felt in the muscles of the extremities. Paralysis-of eyes, throat larynx, anus, bladder etc. or TREMORS or twitchings; of single muscles, face, chin, tongue etc. Inability to swallow or speak. Severe cough, with much pain in chest.
Hepar sulphuricumHepIrritability, sensitivity to pain, foul-smelling discharges, slow healing of injuries. Patient is OVERSENSITIVE to all impressions; to cold; to pain; touch, noise, odours, to draught of air; slightest pain. It has a special affinity to RESPIRATORY Mucous MEMBRANES producing profuse secretions. SWEATS EASILY and profusely, but dares not uncover; sweats without relief. Glands inflamed; swell and suppurate. The patient is CHILLY; even wears overcoat in hot weather. 
Kalium carbonicumKali-cFrets about everything, peevish, impatient, contented with nothing. Melancholia. Stitches in sides of chest, on inspiration. The cold air feels hot. SHARP STITCHING; stabbing or catching pains. Pain through lower third of right chest to back. Parts lain on are painful or go to sleep. Stinging when swallowing, frequent desire to swallow saliva, but frequently cannot, causing a choking. Discharges are profuse and acrid. 
Nux vomicaNux-vIrritability, ambitiousness, put themselves under pressure, outbreaks of rage, impatience, oversensitivity, worse cold. It affects the nerves, causing hyper-sensitiveness, and over impression-ability-mentally and physically. Produces DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES; partial congestion and hypochondriacal states. Sore throat, with sensation of swelling, or as if a plug were in throat. Spasmodic dry cough, or cough with difficult expectoration and oppression of chest Internal scrapinfg sensation or RAWNESS; in throat, larynx.
PhosphorousPhosWorse being alone, likes attention, lack of endurance. Quickly prostrated by unpleasant impressions. Timid and irresolute. Melancholy; disinclined to work, study, converse. Weary of life. Sheds tears, or with attacks of involuntary laughter. Clairvoyant. Tonsils and uvula much swollen, uvula elongated, with dry and burning sensation. Anguish and heat in chest, anxiety, with want of breath. Burning, piercing soreness and tension in chest.
PulsatillaPulsCHANGING; SHIFTING SYMPTOMS this remedy is known as a weather cock remedy. It affects the MIND; VEINS; Mucous MEMBRANES; respiration and one side. Symptoms rise to a certain pitch, then suddenly cease. It is a remedy for females, of mild, gentle, plethoric, yielding disposition, who cry readily and weep when talking. Symptoms appear on one side or go to side lain on. THIRSTLESSNESS; CHILLINESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH. Chilly and craves fresh air. Worse for heat of bed or room, worse evening times.
SulphurSulphDisinclination to wash, foul-smelling discharges, skin problems, worse warmth of bed. It causes irregular distribution Of ClRCULATlON; causing LOCAL BURNING; THROBBING; or CONGESTION; flushes of heat; rush of blood to head, chest, heart. REDNESS OF ORIFICES or of single parts. Dryness of throat: exciting cough, at night, constant desire to swallow saliva in order to moisten affected parts. Sore throat with swelling of cervical glands.
Veratrum virideVerat-vMarkedly uneasy sensation in the whole body. Twitchings and convulsions; here and there; during sleep; jerking and trembling. Muscular prostration. Erratic motion; staggering. Spasms; with violent shrieking. Burning in different places; tongue, pharynx; gullet; of skin which is cold; with prickling. Burning in back of throat and esophagus, with constant inclination to swallow. Pneumonia, pulse hard, strong, quick, engorgement of lungs, with faint feeling in stomach, nausea, vomiting, slow or intermittent pulse.

[1] Jahn S. Die Grippe-Pandemie nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg und die Homöopathie im internationalen Vergleich [The flu epidemic after World War I and homeopathy–an international comparison]. Med Ges Gesch. 2014;32:231–272.

[2] Bellavite P, Marzotto M, Olioso D, Moratti E, Conforti A. High-dilution effects revisited. 2. Pharmacodynamic mechanisms. Homeopathy. 2014;103(1):22–43. doi:10.1016/j.homp.2013.08.002

[3] Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy 1921; 13:1028-43

Homeopathic Research Institute – Provides Information on Homeopathic Trials

Homeopathy in epidemics an article by Roland Guenther of Royston, Vancouver Island, BC

Covid-19 & Homeopathy

Though not to preplace the advice of your medical professionals these would be additional preventives and treatments in the case of infection. 

Following the success of Homeopathy treating Covid-19 infections by Homeopaths in Iran its possible that using the Homeopathic medicine named Camphor in 1M potency might be effective if taken prophylactically (preventatively).  There are also a few other likely remedy choices that depending on the stage of a person’s symptoms could be invaluable to those that use Homeopathy.

To take Camphor 1M
Take 1 globule and add it to ½ glass of water, stir the water gently before dosing 1 tsp. of the water 3 times daily during the outbreak. The water can be used for a few days. If you have symptoms of any sort please call me and we can discuss other options. As always, this is not your only defense against critical illness and the attached page outlines some of the symptoms of Covid-19 and how it progresses from mild to critical in just a few short days.

The attached is a handy table of other simple remedies that might be used for the variety of stages of the illness.

THE SYMPTOMS

What are some of the characteristic symptoms of Covid-19? (Not in any particular order).

  • Slow onset then fast worsening
  • Very painful headache
  • Sore throat
  • Dry non-productive cough
  • Fatigue with mental fogginess
  • Extreme lethargy (exhaustion)
  • Dizziness
  • Pain esp. in ribs and chest muscles when breathing 
  • Coldness then intense fever
  • Blueness to face or lips
  • Mentally:  Fear is high on the list for all of us. Perhaps because the symptoms have been described by survivors as being unlike any other illness previously experienced.

THE ONSET

1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days. 

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing. 

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if we are infected? 

Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. 

Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill the virus. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. 

  • If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
  • Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. 
  • This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
  • If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne. 
  • If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
  • On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it. 
  • Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice. 
  • Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on. 
  • You should also gargle as a preventive. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
  • Can’t be emphasized enough – drink plenty of water! 

POSSIBLE HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

Possible Homeopathic Remedies for Covid-19 Symptoms

NAME & ABBREVIATIONSYMPTOMS
Aconitum napellusAconAnxiousness. Complaints from mental shock, fear of crowds, < dry cold. Bruised feeling over entire body and heaviness of all limbs. Cannot lie on painful side. Constant desire to lie down. Painful sensitiveness of body to touch, he will not allow himself to be handled. Unbearable pains. Extra ordinary sudden sinking of strength. When sitting still most complaints disappear, but at night in bed, they are almost unendurable. Swollen feeling in many parts. Takes cold from Exposure to dry cold winds. Results of taking cold. Agg. hot days and cold nights.
Antimonium tartaricumAnt-tMuch mucus in throat with shortness of breath. Ant-t, affects the Mucous MEMBRANES esp. of Bronchi and Lungs, causing GREAT ACCUMULATION OF Mucus, with coarse rattling, thereby respiration is impeded and heart action becomes laboured; defective oxygenation in the circulation of blood occurs. All these conditions cause cyanosis, depression of vital power. Patient becomes INCREASINGLY WEAK, SWEATS, BECOMES DROWSY and RELAXED with LACK OF REACTION.
Arsenicum albumArsFearfulness, perfectionism, restlessness, < after midnight, < alone, fear of illness and infection. Breathing short and anxious. A very deep acting remedy, affecting every organ and tissue. MENTALLY the patient is extremely nervous; restless and anxious. Discharges of Mucous MEMBRANES are ACRID, THIN and SCANTY; coryza, saliva, sweat etc. Changes to taste and changes to the tongue. Pain in swallowing, great thirst, anxiety and restlessness.
BelladonnaBellIrritability, delirious fever, convulsions, inner heat, dysmenorrhoea Irritability, fits of rage with hitting, sensitivity to pain. BURNING HEAT, BRIGHT REDNESS and DRYNESS are very marked. HOT; body, part, discharges etc. Redness occurs in streaks. SEVERE NEURALGIC PAIN, that comes and goes suddenly. FULLNESS; CONGESTION esp. to head and SWELLING. PAINS ARE THROBBING; SHARP; CUTTING; SHOOTING; or clawing, of maddening severity; coming and going in repeated attacks.
Bryonia AlbaBryApprehensive, uneasiness and dread of future. Especially over matters of work and business. Quickly prostrated, shuns all motion, complains on moving, or when being moved, of pain everywhere, white tongue, feeling of dryness in mouth without particular thirst or with desire for large quantities. Thirsty for large amounts at a time. AVERSION TO LEAST MOTION, even to distant parts, is due to its action on nerves and muscles. Dryness everywhere, of mouth, throat etc. Better: PRESSURE; LYING ON PAINFUL PART.
CamphoraCamphColdness, cramps and convulsions, with mental anguish are the marked features of Camphor indications. Convulsions with blue lips, froth at mouth and lock-jaw. It is a remedy for sudden collapse, from over-powering influences acting on nervous centres. Patient becomes ICY COLD; YET HE IS AVERSE TO COVERS, or wants them off; and then on alternately with internal burning heat and anxiousness Sudden; weakness; fainting spells growing worse.
China officianallisChinIrritability, sensitivity of all sensory organs, high-flying future plans, periodic complaints. The debility in China, is due to PROFUSE, EXHAUSTING DISCHARGES; loss of vital fluids, excessive suppuration, diarrhoea, haemorrhages etc. INTERMITTENT periodicity is very marked in fever and neuralgias. Patient becomes teak, over-sensitive and nervous; everything upsets him; light, noise, odours, pain etc. bursting pain.
Eupatorium perfoiatumEup-pAnxiety, despair, depression. The leading characteristic is VIOLENT ACHING, BONE BREAKING PAINS. Muscles of chest, back and limbs feel bruised, sore aching It affects the liver producing bilious effects. Patient is restless, chilly and nauseated. Colds. Influenza. Throat dry, at times becomes hoarse and loses her voice. Hoarseness, roughness of voice, cough aggravated evening, aching in all the bones, much sweat, lassitude, pale, sensitive, passive.
Gelsemium smperivensGelsDesires to be quiet, does not wish to speak, nor have any one near her for company, even if the person be silent. Has strong action upon the MUSCLES and MOTOR NERVES. In muscles it causes overpowering ACHING; TIREDNESS; HEAVINESS; WEAKNESS AND SORENESS esp. felt in the muscles of the extremities. Paralysis-of eyes, throat larynx, anus, bladder etc. or TREMORS or twitchings; of single muscles, face, chin, tongue etc. Inability to swallow or speak. Severe cough, with much pain in chest.
Hepar sulphuricumHepIrritability, sensitivity to pain, foul-smelling discharges, slow healing of injuries. Patient is OVERSENSITIVE to all impressions; to cold; to pain; touch, noise, odours, to draught of air; slightest pain. It has a special affinity to RESPIRATORY Mucous MEMBRANES producing profuse secretions. SWEATS EASILY and profusely, but dares not uncover; sweats without relief. Glands inflamed; swell and suppurate. The patient is CHILLY; even wears overcoat in hot weather.
Kalium carbonicumKali-cFrets about everything, peevish, impatient, contented with nothing. Melancholia. Stitches in sides of chest, on inspiration. The cold air feels hot. SHARP STITCHING; stabbing or catching pains. Pain through lower third of right chest to back. Parts lain on are painful or go to sleep. Stinging when swallowing, frequent desire to swallow saliva, but frequently cannot, causing a choking. Discharges are profuse and acrid.
Nux vomicaNux-vIrritability, ambitiousness, put themselves under pressure, outbreaks of rage, impatience, oversensitivity, worse cold. It affects the nerves, causing hyper-sensitiveness, and over impression-ability-mentally and physically. Produces DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES; partial congestion and hypochondriacal states. Sore throat, with sensation of swelling, or as if a plug were in throat. Spasmodic dry cough, or cough with difficult expectoration and oppression of chest Internal scraping sensation or RAWNESS; in throat, larynx.
PhosphorousPhosWorse being alone, likes attention, lack of endurance. Quickly prostrated by unpleasant impressions. Timid and irresolute. Melancholy; disinclined to work, study, converse. Weary of life. Sheds tears, or with attacks of involuntary laughter. Clairvoyant. Tonsils and uvula much swollen, uvula elongated, with dry and burning sensation. Anguish and heat in chest, anxiety, with want of breath. Burning, piercing soreness and tension in chest.
PulsatillaPulsCHANGING; SHIFTING SYMPTOMS this remedy is known as a weathercock remedy. It affects the MIND; VEINS; Mucous MEMBRANES; respiration and one side. Symptoms rise to a certain pitch, then suddenly cease. It is a remedy for females, of mild, gentle, plethoric, yielding disposition, who cry readily and weep when talking. Symptoms appear on one side or go to side lain on. THIRSTLESSNESS; CHILLINESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH. Chilly and craves fresh air. Worse for heat of bed or room, worse evening times.
SulphurSulphDisinclination to wash, foul-smelling discharges, skin problems, worse warmth of bed. It causes irregular distribution Of ClRCULATlON; causing LOCAL BURNING; THROBBING; or CONGESTION; flushes of heat; rush of blood to head, chest, heart. REDNESS OF ORIFICES or of single parts. Dryness of throat: exciting cough, at night, constant desire to swallow saliva in order to moisten affected parts. Sore throat with swelling of cervical glands.
Veratrum virideVerat-vMarkedly uneasy sensation in the whole body. Twitchings and convulsions; here and there; during sleep; jerking and trembling. Muscular prostration. Erratic motion; staggering. Spasms; with violent shrieking. Burning in different places; tongue, pharynx; gullet; of skin which is cold; with prickling. Burning in back of throat and esophagus, with constant inclination to swallow. Pneumonia, pulse hard, strong, quick, engorgement of lungs, with faint feeling in stomach, nausea, vomiting, slow or intermittent pulse.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treated with Homeopathy

Elapromed is a unique delivery system that I have used for treating difficult neurological pain.

The technology known as Electroporation was originally developed to administer medications into organs without breaking the cell barrier using a microcurrent that draws a positively charged liquid into the cells. The system was adopted by the skincare industry and is effective for skin rejuvenation.

In the videos below the technology is used to deliver through the skin any water soluble medicine. In these examples the system has been used to successfully deliver a homeopathic remedy for the treatment of acute nerve pain.

Ela-Spa & Elapromed Skin Rejuvenation

Developed by Ela Drzazga in Poland. Ela developed two integrated skin rejuvenation systems:

Elaspa

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Elapromed

Elapromed, is a therapeutic Skin Rejuvenation System. The Elapromed system uses a patented device that opens the cells and then draws the specified treatment deep into the skin. Read the testimonials. Specialized formulas and programmed treatments are used for the following specific areas of concern:

FaceBody
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Elapromed is the most advanced European system for skin rejuvenation, offering non- intrusive deep delivery of highly active vital compounds. Elapromed’s great benefits are:

Short treatment time.

Dramatic results in a comfortable 25 minutes, possibly over lunch, for active women.

Proven Results.

In-vivo and in-vitro research conclusively prove Elapromed’s stated skin rejuvenation benefits.

High Absorption.

Up to 70 ml/cc of active compounds are absorbed deep into the skin during one treatment.

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The system’s corrective cocktails are intelligent….no unnecessary ingredients, and only those powerful natural actives necessary to get the results.

Natural active ingredients.

Botanical stem-cells and vital actives combined in the most advanced proprietary formulations that address the main face, body, and scalp concerns.

Painless procedure.

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Elapromed a Novel Treatment for Neuropathic Pain

Put simply electroporation therapy uses a topical a serum bound to an ion charge, a medicine specific to the character of the symptoms is then carried trans-dermally with the serum. It works via the unique micro-current the ElaProMed device utilizes which draws the medicine into the structures being treated.

Some of the typical pains this system will address are sciatica, neuralgia, arthritis, post surgical nerve impingement and chronic diffuse pain in general.

There are two types of pain

  1. Neuropathic pain …
    is pain associated with neurogenic inflammation.
  2. Nociceptive pain… 
    is pain not associated with neurogenic inflammation.

Neuropathic pain is that which is caused by a lesion or disease of the Somatosensory System. It is injury to the nerve tissue generating pain in the nerves themselves. The somatosensory systemis a complex system of sensory neurons and pathways that responds to changes at the surface or inside the body. This includes a group of nerves known as Nervi Nervorum. These are small fiber nerves innervating the epi-perineurium of nerve trunks. They belong to a specific system of peptidergic small fiber nerves, with dual sensing and endocrine function, making up 50% of all the nerves in the Somatosensory System.

Is homeopathy no better than placebo when used as a vaccine?

A recent study discounts the the use of Homeopathic preparations of pathogenic (nosodes) materials taken as a form of inoculation. The study seems credible and should be of interest to anyone that thinks a dose of a Hommeopathc nosode will lead to immunity in the same way a vaccine of attenuated viruses would. In short, the study disproved that Homeopathically prepared nosodes taken as a vaccine can produce antigens to the disease. The lesson from this study to me is that using Homeopathy as a vaccination without adhering to the principle of finding a Homeopathic simillimum will lead to unreliable results.

The Canadian double-blind study using 2 combinations of vaccine (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (Tdap) and mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) vaccines) showed that the use of homeopathically (Ultra High Dilution) prepared forms of these combined vaccines compared to the injected forms of vaccines and also compared the effects to placebo. The study concluded that the homeopathically prepared vaccines ‘nosodes’ had no better effect than placebo whereas the injectable vaccines were shown to produce antigens to the diseases being inoculated for. 

The authors write they are unaware of any studies showing the human antigen, this is ‘Cherry picked’ information and a simple search of PubMed would yield more than a few. As a counterpoint to the authors views I encourage you to watch the interview below with the creator of the ‘HIB’ meningitis vaccine in which she explains how and why her priorities shifted from conventional (‘allopathic’) vaccines to the use of homeopathy.

That no antigens were produced by the homeopathic ‘nosode’ should not come as a surprise to anyone that understands homeopathy or the principle of vaccines. It should be noted that the use of ‘nosodes’ is not based on homeopathic principles.  In homeopathic philosophy this is known as Isopathy where a preparation of a disease substance is manufactured in dilution according to a method of ultra high dilution.  Not all homeopaths ascribe to the above idea and those known as Classical Homeopaths work within principles well established from the inception of Homeopathy in the 1800’s. 

To explain a little about the difference between Isopathy and Homeopathy it should be understood that homeopathic medicines are prescribed upon the nuanced state of an individual’s state or reaction to a disease not on a diagnosed name of the disease being treated. 

The actual term used by homeopaths for the use of a nosode is ‘isopathy’. Isopathy is more similar to desensitization than to homeopathy and works similarly to desensitization in allergy treatments. The word Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words ‘Homos’ (man) and ‘pathy’ (similar illness).  Where a medicine is prescribed by its ability to produce the similar state of reaction a patient is having.

This means that homeopathy, if it works, does so attenuating the body’s responses or state of reaction when diseased. It occurs by giving a dose of a substance that produces the similar state of reaction. It is given in dilution so there is only a stimulus to the body’s vital responses to its own management of the disease. The best reactions to homeopathic medicines come from the similarity the medicine has to the state the patient is in. The homeopathic medicine being prescribed is not prescribed to treat a pathogenic disease and is not used for a drug effect limiting the body’s responses to that particular disease. When well prescribed a homeopathic supports an efficiency of reaction through stimulus of the sensitivity a patient has to a ‘like’ medicine. A well-prescribed homeopathic medicine is one that produces not a disease but one that produces a condition of reaction to that disease. This can mean that homeopathic medicines are given to each individual and not in defense of a single pathogen. 

As a homeopath there are times when a so-called ‘nosode’, remedy made from a disease, is useful and I have found the limited experimentation I’ve made with using these for prevention unremarkable. So, my experience is that the study is useful to limit the un-homeopathic use of ‘isopathy’. Further, it is also my experience that combination formulas of homeopathically prepared medicines are also unreliable. My hope from this study is that homeopaths and medical practitioners using homeopathy return to the practices that are well proven in the field. I myself have undergone a return to the original works of homeopaths as these I have found to be the most reliable resources.

It is my job to understand this study and so for any homeopath or member of the public that held the belief that homeopathically prepared medicines can be as effective at creating immunity can now be certain that the benefits are simply not there. What deserves further questioning is the manner of the body’s sensitivity to a ‘like’ producing substance and further understanding of the remarkable responses to ‘Ultra High Dilution’ medicines. There are plenty of supportive scientific studies demonstrating this principle.

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Bowen Therapy & Homeopathic Medicine – Why I Use Both

Bryonia alba

As a homeopath and Bowen therapist the most successful outcomes my clients have are when the blocks impeding their health or recovery are alleviated. Sometimes it’s a simple treatment or lifestyle change, other times it’s necessary to address their emotional state as we can hold an emotional reaction in our body even when the trigger has been resolved.  

Here’s an example that illustrates the above idea.

For a homeopath a clients emotional reactions, meaning the way we behave under stress, is often a mirror of how our body behaves under stress. It’s interesting how often we remain physically in a state of response even when the emotion has been resolved. A homeopath uses the manner of how we comport our stress reactions. It’s why I use both Bowen therapy for the physical restriction and commonly follow that with a homeopathic remedy. A well chosen Homeopathic remedy acts as a catalyst to switch off the emotional response held in the body.

Ms. N.R. who is 47 years old came to see me for a left sided frozen shoulder. Her pain is stitching in the tendons of the upper arm and she also has neuralgic pains under her scapula. Her pains are worse from every movement. It had come on with no apparent cause or injury and normal treatment had not resolved or changed it in over 6 months.  She reports that it is getting worse and there is more pain on movements of her left forearm and now even the opposite shoulder is beginning to feel sore too. She also complained of sleeplessness which was unusual for her though she is confident her shoulder is not the cause of her waking through the night. 

The treatment I give her begins with two Bowen therapy sessions one week apart. At a third consult two weeks later she has certainly turned a corner, but we are both concerned that the progress could be better. So, I offer a homeopathic remedy in addition to another Bowen therapy session. The following week she reports that the shoulder is much better and she’s slept soundly all week too! In fact, she has full range of motion and is only a little sore after exertion.  

I cannot state with 100 percent certainty that the homeopathic remedy was a part of her excellent recovery, I can say that the remedy was given both for its affinity for the nuanced physical symptoms of her shoulder problem and her stress response. It was also prescribed for the state of mind she was in since the outset of her problem. The stressful life situation was her business that was struggling due to a conflict with a long time employee. She felt torn over how to handle it. Her spouse had said she was highly irrational about the situation though to her it was very distressing. 

Essentially, her emotional state was held in her shoulder and also her perhaps her sleeplessness was another symptom. Even though the situation had been resolved the emotion was, in a sense, stuck in her body’s reaction to the stressful work situation. The remedy prescribed was Bryonia alba (pictured above). So, if there’s any long standing chronic health issue that seems to linger longer than expected and has not responded to well prescribed treatments I am always very keen to offer a Homeopathic remedy. I hope my telling you about Homeopathy as a tool to not just palliate symptoms but to free our body’s vitality and our own ability to recover from a state of stuckness is useful to you. 

Bryonia alba is known to be a wonderful rheumatic remedy and is often prescribed when there are work related issues causing emotional stress.