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It Feels Like 3 Bees Are Stinging Me!

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Mom, it’s time for the quiz!!

Shana, I’m right in the middle of doing my taxes!

Fine! I’ll just make my announcements then!  I was reading the Classic Rock News and saw that the Rolling Stones are re-issuing their 1971 “Sticky Fingers” album.

No one cares, Shana!

There’s still a chance for a 14-city North American tour.


They will reportedly play the entire “Sticky Fingers” album at every show.

It sounds like a form of torture.

And now for the Death Report.

Which hopefully will be more inspiring than what we just heard.

The co-creator of “The Simpsons”, Sam Simon, recently died at age 59 of cancer. He’s also written some of my favorite episodes including “The Way We Was”, which is about when Homer met Marge.

And finally, it’s James Taylor’s birthday.  Here he is with his cover version of Jimmy Jones’ “Handy Man”:

James Taylor’s best song, if you ask me!  And I have a REAL treat for the Quiz audience today!

What is it?

It’s your audition tape from “Dancin’ On Air”!

(Yes, that’s my annoying voice in the background–sorry.)

Mom, I’m pretty sure no one wants to see it!

I’m pretty sure they do!  We’ll just wait quietly until everyone comes back.


Are they back yet?  OK.  And now, believe it or not, I have an announcement!!!!  Laurel Chiten is producing a professionally done major motion picture about homeopathy called “Just One Drop!”  Click here to see the preview: Just One Drop!

Now, what I want is for everyone within the sound of my voice to contribute so this movie can be finished!  This is OUR movie, this is for all of us, and all we have to do is contribute SOMETHING to it so it can get done!  Aren’t you dying to see it?  I know I am!  Laurel has taken this all on herself, and all we have to do is help her in a small way; I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is!  No excuses!  I’ve given to this movie 5 times, so, I don’t want to hear any complaining, let’s just get this done, OK?  Click on the link above; and by the way, all your favorite homeopaths are in it, so, don’t disappoint them!  

And now for another exciting episode of The Hpathy Quiz!  Today’s quiz features Claire again.  Her 10 year old daughter, AB, had a bladder infection–lucky for her, it’s a homeopathic household!  And now, heeeeeeeeere’s Claire!

Hi Elaine!!!  A lovely, delightfully straightforward acute today!

Oh good, just what I need for the ezine!

It resolved beautifully!  Love it when that happens, particularly since everything else is so convoluted on our chronic stuff!

I have come to the conclusion that acute prescribing is the only thing you can really be sure of!

So AB got up today, all was fine, she wanted to take a bath and wash her hair; it was a brief bath, it had been a while (sometimes she wants to bathe often and other times she has a week-long aversion to it). After her bath, she was fine, started working on projects, eating breakfast. Sometime later, she complained that her bottom hurt. She had to keep running to the bathroom, because it felt like she needed to urinate, but nothing would really come out.

Bladder infection?

That’s what I thought. She thought it was hurting because one of the twins kicked her from behind last night when they were playing some sort of game; and while I didn’t rule out some sort of minor sensitivity due to injury, I wondered if she had the beginnings of an infection. I asked if it felt bruised, or burning/stinging, etc. She was whimpering on the toilet and she said it felt like “three bees are stinging me!!!” She was extremely intolerant of the discomfort/pain.

I had Calendula in water from her loose tooth incident a few weeks ago, and it had been in the fridge so I poured a little on a folded paper towel and suggested she hold it on the area. I was afraid it was too cold but she said it really helped, she said the cold felt good. I am not sure a topical application of Calendula was what relieved; at this point, I think it was the cold.

So I gave her 3 pellets of _______________ 30c. Her mood changed, she seemed more tolerant, not wincing and complaining and running to the bathroom. About 15-20 minutes later, she went to the bathroom it still was stinging a bit so I gave her a water dose of _____________30C. That dose lasted about 30-35 minutes and she needed one more water dose and that was it! At some point later, she said it didn’t hurt at all anymore. Good mood, no more abnormal urination urges. Kinda hard to believe when it’s this simple!!

Claire, only simple when you know what to ask and give examples!  Kudos to you! Where are my gold stars?  Where did I put them?!  Oh!  

And the award for excellence in case-taking goes to……….. (you know your name, right?)

Great case!  What happens to other families when this happens?  It’s a crisis!  Everything has to stop!  I don’t know how you take a child to the doctor when she can’t leave the bathroom! Would I want to be in this fix without homeopathy?  No way!  If you know the remedy, write to me at [email protected]. See you again next time!
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

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Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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Shana Lewis

Shana spices up the Hpathy Quiz with her timely announcements and reviews on the latest in pop culture. Her vast knowledge of music before her time has inspired the nickname: "Shanapedia"!


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