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Homeopathy for Health and Happiness
Around age two and a half, my youngest daughter began to make the unsolicited remark, "I am happy." She has since proclaimed this almost daily, before breakfast in the morning, or in the middle of the afternoon, or sometimes before bedtime. She is one of those rare children (in America) who has never needed any medical treatment (in the conventional sense) in her life. My oldest daughter who is twenty five has never needed an antibiotic, pain killer or any other conventional medication. They are lucky to have been born into a homeopathic family.
Homeopathic treatment affects the whole person. Families treated with homeopathy seem to get sick less often. Homeopathy can certainly treat for acute illnesses, such as cold and flus, however it also can eliminate the chronic disposition to becoming sick. This is done by treating the constitution. Homeopathy also treats to prevent disease.
For example, when a virus goes around and many of the kids in school get sick, we can use a preventive remedy, either a generic one, such as Oscillococcinum, or a specific one for the disease going around. Even after the first symptoms develop, homeopathy can prevent the progression of a cold, flu, headache, stomach-bug, and even more serious contagious diseases.
Many chronic disorders are unheard of in homeopathically treated families for this reason. For example, childhood ear aches can be prevented and/or reversed by constitutional treatment. Additionally, the typical chronic childhood ailments can be avoided or prevented: diaper rash, itching and peeling rashes, strep throats, wheezing, hayfever/allergies/asthma, lack of concentration, rebelliousness, obstinacy, lack of/or disordered appetite, delayed development and excessive restlessness. In addition to treatment, with a little guidance, you can avoid many of the things that can trigger some of these disorders. By preventing these ailments, children tend to thrive and grow up happy, realizing their true potential.
Once, a four year old girl was brought to my practice. She was screaming with pain and had brownish pus running from her ear. She had been diagnosed with her first ear infection at two weeks of age. She had been treated with multiple antibiotics, had three surgeries for insertion of three separate sets of ear tubes, and had her adenoids removed for the second time after they had grown back. Yet the ear infections returned at least once a month in spite of all the medical attention. She also had some developmental delays attributed to a mild form of cerebral palsy.
Four weeks after the first consultation, when she returned to my office, she was smiling! Seems she had not had an ear infection and even her verbal skills seemed to have improved! Over the next eight weeks no more ear infections developed so treatment was discontinued. Several years later her mother brought her back because she still was wetting the bed. At that point the mother confirmed that the girl never had another ear infection again. This was confirmed again by her father five years after the original treatment when he was contacted and invited to present the case to a class of medical school students!
Another time a ten year old girl who had childhood asthma was seen for a consultation. She had been treated primarily with inhaled steroidal products. One day she suddenly developed seizures (petit mal) and was now advised to take anticonvulsant medication. Her mother brought her to homeopathic treatment instead, and over the next six months, the asthma disappeared, as well as the seizures. She was treated constitutionally for another two years and treatment was discontinued after a total of two and a half years of treatment. During this time, neither the asthma nor the seizures returned.
I met the mother and daughter, now a young lady of eighteen, at a shopping mall five years later. They were happy to see me and had almost forgotten about the health problems! I asked how things were and they confirmed that she had been free from any health problems since the treatment. These and hundreds of other similar cases I have witnessed would seem to support the notion that homeopathy is a curative form of treatment in many chronic conditions, and that it restores ones health to the point that treatment is no longer needed.
Children that grow up healthy, can grow up happy. However, physical health is not the only area that homeopathic treatment affects. Emotional disorders are also relieved. Think of the children that have temper tantrums. We once went shopping with friends. Their child was sulky and irritable. He whined constantly and wanted this and that. His already exasperated mother spent the entire afternoon trying to control him while apologizing for his behavior. Finally, he literally threw himself on the floor and screamed at the top of his lungs.
I could no longer resist and asked the mother if I could give him a homeopathic remedy. She reluctantly agreed and I pulled a tiny vial from my pocket, opened it slowly, while the little "monster" watched attentively, and asked him if he would like to taste it. To my surprise he agreed readily and I slipped a small pellet under his tongue. Still sitting on the floor of the store and surrounded by several store clerks including the manager, he closed his lips around the pellet and the curious expression on his face change into a broad smile.
"It's sweet. It's candy, Mama!"
His mother later attributed his dramatic turn around in mood to the fact that I gave him "candy."
But later, when the symptoms returned, she agreed to try it in a drop dose - the same pellet diluted in a bottle of water - which really does not have a taste. The results were the same. The change in his behavior changed her mind quickly about homeopathy. She has since consulted me for a breech presentation that was quickly resolved by a dose of a homeopathic remedy, and for several other health conditions.
One time a four year old girl was brought to my practice who refused any and all instructions. This was before the term "oppositional disorder" was coined. She was all dressed up like a little lady and was so well behaved for her age that I could not tell something was wrong at first glance. Yet, she was so hyperactive that in a short time she had turned my office into a disaster area. She only ate specific foods, and in spite of the very excellent behavior modification techniques employed by her mother, she repeatedly scolded her mother and brutally bossed her around. The mother finally resorted to physical restriction by holding her on her lap for the remainder of the consultation.
Instead of doing child psychotherapy, a got the relevant information and the family started constitutional treatment. There was considerable improvement by the first follow-up visit. By now also a chronic cough had resolved. Eight months later, even her father, who had been skeptical about the treatment, commented on the improvement in behavior. During that time that girl had received two remedies in different potencies that matched her whole symptoms picture. It is interesting to note that she never was diagnosed with any disorder. I received a call from her mother eleven years later. Her daughter had been doing great all these years. But now she had some menstrual problems that needed to be resolved.
A child who says "I can't" and who has to bully other children to support his sense of power and self-confidence, misses out on so many learning opportunities already early in life that nobody can bring back. There is no need for psychotherapy, which could take years. But a single dose, and maybe a few, of Lycopodium, a harmless homeopathic signal, can set things straight again. This treatment can open up entirely new possibilities that can give the child the self-confidence necessary to learn.
Homeopathy can help the functioning and performance of the whole person.
One time I was contacted by a successful architect. She had been asked by her partner to "do something about your drinking problem." During the first consultation I asked her to explore the feeling that causes her to drink. She claimed that she did not drink she just enjoyed good wine. I asked her to observe how she felt before pouring a glass of wine.
She paused and was quiet for a while.
Then she said, "I know what it is. A number of years ago, I was hired to calculate the structure of a high rise building in town. I did the calculations, and double-checked everything, and turned them in. The building was built. One weekend, I had a thought and pulled out my files on this building. I recalculated the stats, and found I had made a crucial error in the math. Now what would a decent person do in a case like this? Report it? This was three years ago, and I never reported it. Every day I have at least one thought about this, and I keep thinking it would be my fault if this building collapsed and killed hundreds of people."
What are you afraid of?
"I suppose I could be censored, possibly lose my license, maybe sued, but of course I am insured for all that. I know this sounds strange, but I am simply too much of a whimp, too much of a coward, to stand up for myself and admit my mistake. It is the same thing with getting people to pay me. My customers - all good people - owe me almost twenty thousand dollars. I don't have the guts to demand payment. I am such a whimp."
She went home and took the remedy. At her next visit, it was immediately obvious that something was different about her.
"I have some good news to report," she began, "First, I want to tell you, a got four thousand dollars back."
What did you do?
"I just called them up, and said I needed my money. I also got a commitment for five thousand more and I only called two people."
That is great.
"But the most amazing thing is, I went to the city- it was a public building- and told them about the error. You would not believe what happened. They treated me like a hero. I felt they were going to groom me for the Nobel prize! The invited me on a committee and asked me for suggestions on how the error could be corrected, which I was glad to do and was about to offer. And wouldn't you know, they even offered to pay me for my services!"
I had one consultation with her. I had not spend years asking her to get in touch with her feelings, with her deepest unconscious impulses. I asked her a few pointed questions, and she took a single dose of a homeopathic remedy. This dose triggered a change that helped her overcome her cowardliness.
"I am going to ask you to give me ten percent of the twenty thousand dollars when you get them back," I joked, as she left the office.
Homeopathy can restore the imbalance whether on the mental, emotional or physical level. The greater sense of well-being and improved functioning leads to a better work environment, and better cooperation. It leads to better relationships, and to a more happy family. When you hear a child say spontaneously, "I am happy," you know this is so.
Homeopathy can even save lives.
Here Are Some of Our Favorite
Homeopathic Stories- Enjoy!
Friday morning, October 26, 2007
The following message is on our voice mail:
"Hi, good morning, Dr. Mueller. It is Elizabeth, and I just wanted to say a quick thank you this morning for the Lycopodium for Melanie. She is so much better, so much more manageable. Just after 4 to 5 days she is different kid, and I just wanted to tell you that, and thank you, and wish you a good day. Thank you and good bye."
After her surgery for a tumor which was wrapped around the neck of the bladder, Ingrid was lying in the hospital bed, still groggy from the general anesthesia, and feeling as if in a fog. She suddenly became restless and panicky and, exerting all her will power, she forced herself out of the stupor.
She now noticed that something was trickling down her leg, and, when she investigated, she saw there was a considerable amount of blood. She called for the nurse. The nurse saw the blood, panicked, and called for the head nurse who declared a "Code Red."
Her sister Linda, who had seen the commotion from down the hall and had rushed to her room, got there before the staff. Linda gave her a bottle of Ipecacuanha 30C from her small homeopathic remedy kit she carried in her purse. Soon, seven staff personnel and four doctors were crowding into her room and were in quite a disarray about the hemorrhage, which, they said, was dangerous, and they apparently did not know how to stop it.
For fear the hospital staff might take it away, Ingrid had hidden the remedy in her gown. Keeping the bottle safely under the bed cover, she applied a few drops of the liquid remedy onto her skin. While the doctors were discussing the severity of her situation and possible courses of action, she noticed that the hemorrhage eased. When they checked her again they were very surprised, "It stopped. I don't understand," said one of the doctors, "we don't normally see this."
"It's a miracle!" said one of the nurses.
"Yes. It's a miracle," Linda said quietly and thought gratefully about acute emergency class in homeopathic family and self-care with Manfred Mueller she had attended the week before, where she had also gotten a remedy kit containing Ipecacuanha.
On the Importance of Dosing
Brenda had taken Sabina for a profuse period, with heavy hemorrhaging of bright red blood, and dark clots. Her sensitivity had originally been assessed as sensitive, meaning she needed to take the olfactory dose of the liquid remedy. However, after the first ten days of a daily olfactory doses she experienced a drop in energy, general fatigue, and a dull pain in the liver region (the latter being a chronic symptom that had persisted before she had developed the menstrual symptoms).
She discontinued the remedy because of the aggravation of symptoms and called her homeopath. The consultation revealed she had taken multiple inhalations a day of the remedy. This was the first time she had taken an olfactory dose, so she thought she needed to take several whiffs to make a dose. She was informed that an olfactory dose constitutes one whiff only and that the aggravation symptoms that persisted even after she discontinued the dose would easily be antidoted with the next higher potency, but a smaller dose of the same remedy. The homeopath also informed her that the recurrence of the old liver symptom was a positive sign of a curative reaction. However, because of the aggravation of existing symptoms, she was concerned that the remedy was not suitable for her. But she tried the remedy in the new dose, and felt much better.
Nine Years Later
Donna called in a crisis. She had unbearable stabbing and piecing pain in both hips and had exhausted all her options. During her follow-up consult, she talked about seeing a doctor, going back on codeine and into a wheelchair, as she had been nine years ago. "There is a black cloud hanging over us," she sighed. She saw no alternative.
After the follow-up consult I told her I had to study the matter. In the mean time, she was to take MSG 30C (a homeopathic remedy made from Monosodium Glutamate), followed an hour later by Bryonia alba 30C. That evening at 8PM, the phone rang. It was Donna, sounding all choked up.
"You did it again, Dr Mueller. I took the MSG, and an hour later the Bryonia," she said with a voice full of emotion. "I fell asleep, and woke up, and there was no piercing pain, no excruciating pain, nothing." She choked up. "I am myself again. Thank you..." She could not go on, so strong was her emotion, and hung up.
Psychological Trauma Produced by Car Accident Resolved by Ignatia
One of my clients called very concerned about her parents. They had been involved in a terrible car accident. Although they had not been hurt, not even a scratch, they were traumatized from the experience. I did not have a chance to talk to them. But the client got their symptoms as best as she could and related them to me over the phone.
Her mother had been crying incessantly day and night. They both had been without sleep for five days. Her father had also cried when he told the story of the wreck. He had lost his appetite completely and was nervous and jumpy. They were both fearful and did not dare to get into their car to drive. They felt like their life had been destroyed by the event. He was unable to cope and had a headache that caused him to vomit.
First, I reviewed the physical facts of the accident. The driver of the other car was a young woman who had caused the accident because she had been talking on her cellular phone and ran into them while they drove through an intersection. She clipped the edge of their front fender, which caused her to go down an embankment at full speed, where her car turned over. She was badly injured. Apparently she was trapped in her car and screaming with pain. My client's father tried to help but was unable to get the girl out of the car and had to wait for the medics and fire department to use a welding torch to free her. She died on the way to the hospital. Even with the lack of physical injury, the emotional shock had taken its toll on them.
Arnica is a wonderful remedy for right after an accident, especially if there is shock from physical causes. Emotional shock and fright is often helped by Aconite. However, this was a different situation. It had been several days since the accident and it was the emotions caused by the event that were the source of their trouble.
According to the daughter, after a few doses of Ignatia amara in high potency, the couple were at ease again and able to sleep through the night.
Urinary Tract Infection Cured by Homeopathy
Patricia, a long-time client from New Jersey, called and related the following story.
"My six year-old daughter Claudia had developed a urinary tract
infection last week. She had to pee more often and was crying from the
discomfort. I looked through my homeopathic books, and after reviewing
the remedies in the Family Guide, the remedy Nux vomica seemed like a
good match. I started giving her a dose (in a 30C potency).
"After several doses over the next few hours, Claudia was still crying,
and finally said, 'Mommy, you are tricking me with this remedy, this is
"I now went to review the remedies in Everybody's Guide by
Cummings/Ullman, and picked Cantharis in a 30C potency. Claudia was
still lying in bed crying and I gave her a few drops of Cantharis under
the tongue. In about two minutes, she went totally quiet, and as I
looked down I saw she had her eyes closed and a big smile on her face.
I asked her if she was feeling good and she nodded and then drifted off
"It was amazing how quickly the right remedy worked. I gave a few more
doses over the next day, and it resolved the problem completely."
Specialties: Chelation Therapy
, Energy Medicine
, HomeopathyHealth Conditions: Abdominal wall inflammation
, Circulation, poor
, Developmental Disabilities