The weather does affect our health- some get emotional symptoms, e.g. SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. Many get a lot of physical symptoms including flu-like symptoms or just colds and breathlessness.
Let us look at the four different seasons that people in different parts of the world are exposed to and how it can affect the health. We shall also see how homeopathy helps to regain the state of health.
Homeopaths, allopaths (conventional medical doctors) as well as patients elsewhere in the world are surprised when they come across a clinically sound homeopath who can actually speak and understand the “medical lingo”. During a recent interaction with a MD in the US, (we were talking about the MRI scan findings of a client with a sciatica) we got the feeling that the doctor was awestruck by our knowledge of investigations and their interpretations.
Obesity is a type of malnutrition. Yes, we should call it that. The stereotype picture of malnutrition is a picture of an emaciated child in Ethiopia or Sudan. However, obesity is also a type of malnutrition- an over nutrition which leads to accumulation of fat in the body. More than 35% of U.S. adults are obese. Childhood obesity prevalence also remains high at about 17 percent.
Obesity predisposes one to many disease conditions that include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. I am tempted to call Obesity the mother of all life-style related diseases.
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. As usual, viral diseases do not have specific treatment in conventional medicine. Anti-viral therapy with its concomitant side-effects is usually given to the person who has shingles. Post-herpetic neuralgia does not usually respond well to the usual pain-killers. This is because of the damage cause to the nerves carrying the sensory impulses. This is where homeopathy steps in.
A lot of complex or combination homeopathic medicines have flooded the market. They are seen everywhere- in supermarkets, health food stores and also online stores. These complexes may have more than three to almost twenty different medicines mixed together for a particular disease. Homeopathy treats the person and not the different parts. If you have 3-20 persons within your body, then you should go ahead with this sort of therapy.
A lot of people, esp. mental health professionals, have come up with theories about the psyche of a terrorist. Why does one become a terrorist? What is going on inside his mind? What could be the mental make-up of this person?
As homeopaths we have our theories too! We wonder what precipitates the change from a ‘normal’ peace-loving human being to a terrorist. If a terrorist visits a homeopath for treatment, the case history may reveal a lot of reasons behind his turning into a terrorist.
Some of the commonest causes of emotional upheavals are loss of an object of desire and loss of someone you love- either to another person or to death. Death is inevitable and you cannot change that part of your destiny. Other losses could be prevented but we are not always very successful.
We have many clients who come to us with the stress that comes from such a loss.