Recently a friend called with concerns about intense stomach cramping and loose stools that had bothered him for a week. After trying some different approaches and having reached his “tolerance threshold,” he was reaching out to see if homeopathy had anything to offer.
He described the pain as sharp, stabbing, cramping and twisting, and he’d feel better by pressing on his abdomen and bending forward. Heat applications would also help, he said.
I asked if there was anything going on emotionally, especially any recent irritations or anger. Immediately he replied, “I hate the Christmas holidays. I can’t stand all the lights on the houses.’
I recommended a remedy called “colocynthis,” which is listed in our books for “ailments after suppressed anger and vexation.” He took one dose and his weeklong symptoms improved by 90% within the hour. A couple more doses that day completely resolved his symptoms and he returned to normal eating the following day.
In homeopathy (home-ee-ah-path-ee,) we recognize that each of us reacts to the world around us differently, and what might be enjoyable to one person can be disagreeable to the next. We don’t presume to know how anyone should feel or is feeling in response to different circumstances. So we turn to the experts: the individuals themselves. It’s not enough to know the physical symptoms alone–we also need to understand the mental and emotional upsets, and very specifically at that. There is no one better to describe their distress than the person experiencing it.
As amazing as the remedies work for short term illnesses, they are just as amazing in resolving life-long problems and challenges. This process of healing usually happens more gradually, over the course of days and weeks instead of minutes or hours, and many clients describe how they’re feeling better than they have in years.
If you sense your physical, mental or emotional symptoms are a result of life-long stresses, perhaps dating back to childhood or previous generations, please consider homeopathy as a potential option. We talk about “what is this like for you?”; “how does this feel?”; or “how does this affect you?” We place less emphasis on questions of “why” we think this problem is present, as that draws us away from its direct and immediate experience. By the end of the interview, after the “what’s and the how’s” have been answered, the “why’s” are usually self-evident.
You can reach me, David Johnson, by calling the Ommani Center at 262-695-5311 and I’ll be happy to answer more specific questions about your situation and you can see if homeopathy is a fit for you.
Here’s wishing you a healthy 2021 to you and yours, in all ways.
January 2021 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees children and adults of all ages for all types of conditions. To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 262.695.5311. During the COVID pandemic he is offering a choice of care via telephonic visits or in-person appointments, for those persons free of COVID19 symptoms.