Simple straightforward information about homeopathy and how it’s used in healing
What remedy would be best for me?
When you undergo homeopathic treatment our team will be assessing you holistically in order to understand how you mentally, emotionally and physically experience your disease. This helps narrow your treatment down from thousands of possible remedies to one single remedy.
The 3 levels of the human experience
The holistic approach of homeopathy is defined by a comprehension of the individual as an intimately interconnected energy picture. We can define this into three levels being physical, emotional and mental. Each level holds subsequent layers of hierarchy within.
The anatomy, physiology, pathology and biology categorized by a list of systems.
Systems included are: nervous, circulatory, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, excretory, reproductive, skeletal and muscular.
The range of emotional expression within one’s state of mind.
Expressions include: love/hate, joy/sadness, calm/anxiety, trust/anger, courage/fear etc. This defines the core of an individual’s daily existence. Positive feelings create a sense of unification with the outside world where the contrary may isolate or separate an individual with the outside world. Imbalances may manifest as heightened sensitivity, discomfort and issues of personal expression.
An understanding or consciousness of one’s own reality.
This is considered from a homeopathic standpoint as the most important level through which we think, calculate, create, synthesize, describe, and communicate with ourselves and the world. Disturbance on the mental level affects the whole essence and obstructs the evolution of consciousness within a human being. Qualities that a homeopath is looking to assess in terms of the mind are clarity, rationality, coherence, logical sequence and creative service for the good of self and others.
Ok, what’s next?
These levels are addressed throughout your consultation and explored thoroughly within each aspect of your current disease state. For example, if your main complaint is migraine headaches – on the physical level you will be asked to describe your pain. Is it stabbing, throbbing or radiating? All three? How does this described pain affect you? On the emotional level you may say that the headaches make you angry or anxious or frustrated or sad etc. Perhaps the headaches make it impossible for you to think or concentrate and force you to stay home from work – this reaction is considered to be on the mental level of your experience.
The 3 most common remedy kingdoms
Your remedy will likely be made from the plant, mineral or animal kingdom. By distinguishing kingdoms it provides us with the tools to match you to your best suited remedy. How you describe the way your disease affects you (in your words) give us better insight into your remedy picture.
“The kingdom understanding is effectively applied only when the case taking has achieved a depth whereby all the different dimensions of the disease can be understood as expressions of one inner dynamic disturbance.”
– Rajan Sankaran
When we meet with you, we will ask you to describe your main complaint and how it is affecting your life. We will explore this in great detail. For example, if your main complaint is a headache, the following are some descriptions that could possibly lead to distinguishing remedy kingdoms:
Note: No animals, minerals or plants were harmed in capturing this content (and/or the making of our remedies).
Animal kingdom (survival)
This headache feels like an attack, it comes out of nowhere. When I have it, I just want to lock myself in a dark room and hide.
Plant kingdom (sensitivity)
The headache becomes unbearable with any light. I can only slightly open my eyes during the day for fear of it getting worse.
Mineral kingdom (structure)
The headache comes when I’m stressed. When I have a migraine, I lack the ability to carry out my duties at work.
Acute vs. Chronic
Think fast and furious – moves through your body quickly and painfully. For example: the flu, a head cold, a sprained ankle or a sunburn. In the attempt to treat chronic disease acutely, one may feel some relief – however the relief would be considered palliative and symptoms may return.
When left untreated, true chronic disease will continue to increase or repeat as well as lead into further unwanted symptoms. It is highly recommended to schedule a chronic consultation when treating any symptoms which you have experienced longer than two weeks or has reoccurred more than once.