Questions about vaccinations and other subjects
I would very much like to be able to have access to the full spectrum of homeopathic vaccinations in some sort of a kit. Do you have any suggestions? My daughter who is currently 2 years old, was breast fed for over a year and now consumes raw milk daily, has never been sick other than a minor brief fever while teething and then again when she was acclimating to the local pollen. I would never vaccinate her nor my unborn child, so I would like to introduce their immune systems to what they need to help them be more fit for the onslaught of unhealthy individuals potentially carrying bad illness with them. Please let me know if you can help…
Before I answer your question, Brian, it reminds me that a large group of people in this country have started a “Green Our Vaccines” movement–in other words, “Make our vaccines safe!” So let me address that first. The truth is, vaccines cannot be made safe! Do you know why? You can’t grow these things, these viruses, in a sterile environment! In fact, this is a perfect metaphor for what really causes these diseases in the first place–filth!–and, by corollary, what the real prevention is–sanitation, proper diet and hygiene!
You can’t take a sterile, harmless medium, plop a virus in it, and expect it to grow, it won’t happen! And here’s the other problem, they grow these viruses in animals, and because of that, the virus is impossible to isolate, to separate from the animal itself! So, inevitably, part of the animal comes with the vaccine, and any issues the animal had, such as viruses, diseases and who-knows-what else. So, now that you’ve got “animal stuff” in your bloodstream, what happens next? Your immune system goes nuts because it’s foreign! You know that transplanted organs present a problem because the immune system attacks them, right? Well, why isn’t this a concern as well? It’s the same issue, foreign tissue in the body putting the immune system on constant mobilization. Now, I know what Brian is saying: “Can’t we make homeopathic remedies out of the vaccines? Won’t that solve the whole problem?”
Why? Why would we do that? Every one of these diseases — measles, mumps, rubella, etc. — can be treated with homeopathic remedies, and for centuries we’ve been doing just that! Has anybody read Dorothy Shepherd’s Homeopathy In Epidemic Disease? Here’s an excerpt:
“In another private school, a child came back after the holidays with a fully developed whooping cough….All 12 of the children in her class were infected. The headmistress, on my advice, gave Pertussin 30C every four hours, and the children had the mildest attack of whooping cough she had ever seen. They enjoyed being ill, playing all the time in the orchard instead of having lessons.” (page 67)
Not only can we treat these diseases, but if we know an outbreak is coming, we can give the nosode in advance. We can give Influenzinum or Oscillococcinum at the start of flu season. But if a disease is out of the population, Brian, why would we be giving preventive remedies for it? That’s just bizarre! Are you planning to give your daughter Belladonna to prevent Scarlet Fever?
If there’s no whooping cough going around, why give your child Pertussin 200C? It’s like giving any remedy for no reason; why would you do it?
Now, here’s the reality: When your child starts school or daycare, he or she will be exposed to a germ cocktail the likes of which you have never seen, take it from one who knows! It’s not whooping cough and measles you need to fear, it’s the everyday viruses your child will pick up from pre-kindergarten, some of which will seem like exotic tropical diseases! I caught everything Shana came home with. I was never so sick in my life as I was when Shana started pre-K! And then, just six months ago, two little kids came over to my house (thanks to their charming parents!) and I was told the next day that they were sick, and then a week later, I came down with some weird flu-like thing that was totally bizarre and completely awful! After that, I made an announcement, “No more little kids in my house!”
So, this is what you’re up against–it’s not polio and it’s not diphtheria….it’s real life viruses that will knock you right off your feet! Will you be ready with your homeopathic remedy kit and your acute prescribing books? Do you even have a remedy kit? Do you have all the potencies you’re going to need? If not, get it now! www.a2zhomeopathy.com and buy an acute prescribing book too while you’re at it, because one is not much good without the other!
As for vaccinations? Every state has exemptions written into the law–medical, religious and philosophical. Just do a Google search for, “Vaccine exemptions for California” (or wherever you live). Usually you just have to submit a written statement to the school, such as, “In accordance with the vaccination laws of California, section A, subsection B, which state that this law does not pertain in the case of objection in writing on religious grounds, I hereby object in writing on religious grounds. Sincerely, Joe Schmo, parent of Kathleen Schmo.”
Elaine, if a patient comes to me with physical symptoms of one remedy and mental symptoms of another remedy, then what should I do? Do I find the cause and find the mental symptoms that are related to the disease? Would I prefer the mental remedy if related to the disease? Or give the physical remedy first?
Maryam from Pakistan
Maryam, your question is making me dizzy. But this actually happens all the time. A patient has a physical complaint, which is probably why he came in the first place, but then there’s the “person” who has the complaint! That person is of a certain type, a certain character, when he’s NOT sick. Well, quite frankly, if I come to you with knee pain, and you start asking me about my childhood, I’m going to think you’re not paying attention to what’s wrong with me! If I injured my knee and can’t walk, you have to start asking me about my knee pain: What happened? When did it happen? How long have I had it? What caused it? What’s the sensation? Where is it located? What makes it better or worse? What’s the appearance? (swelling, redness, heat, etc.) After you’ve done all that, you might decide to give Arnica or Bryonia or Rhus tox or Ruta or Apis, etc. When the knee has stopped hurting, you can then give the remedy that matches my nature if I’ve bothered to stick around for that (chances are I won’t Maryam, nothing personal).
Now, on the other hand, if the knee pain is chronic and a mental issue has just come up (a sudden loss of money or not getting into the school of my choice, or my pet goat dying), then the mental state gets treated first and the knee pain gets treated after. How’s that?
Elaine, I wonder if you would allow me to discuss and request your valued opinion on …how the following helps Homeopathy: Dr Rajan Sankaran’s philosphy based on ‘The Sensations in Homeopathy’ and subsequent classification into Kingdoms i.e Plant Animal and Mineral .. in total twelve books.
Many thanks …Ravi
I’ve read most of Sankaran’s books. They are, needless to say, very interesting, very long, and very expensive. But seriously, he’s provided a lot of insightful information on materia medica and case-taking. However, I must say, I am not happy about what’s happened to acute prescribing in all of this. Clearly, acute prescribing has taken a hit by this method! There is apparently no need for it anymore because, we are told, the “constitutional” remedy will cure the whole case, even the acute! You are therefore supposed to “use” the acute complaint to “enter” the case–the “real” case!
If a person says, “I’ve got hives, and they itch really bad!” instead of quickly discerning which of the common urticaria remedies this might be, the sensation method argues that you should instead take the patient on an exploration of his inner core by getting him to speak freely about what it means for him to have hives! If he has intense itching, explore what that’s like for him! It’s as if…what?! What do these hives truly mean? In Sankaran’s book, The Other Song, a hives patient says the itch “…is like a punch!” So naturally the remedy is Apis! Oh yeah, listen, even Sankaran admits that the opportunities to pursue false leads in this method are endless!
For me, a case of hives means having to ask: What are the modalities? What is the etiology? What does it look like and where is it located? No one asked this patient if the hives were better or worse for cold applications! This is the most important question to ask, because “better cold” would have meant Apis (which is what was given), and that would have been the end of it! Instead of a two hour confusing case with false leads, this case could have been over in less than five minutes!