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Its Luke Again!!!!

Luke slipped going up the stairs, knocked his front teeth loose and bit his lower lip. Ouch! What’s the remedy?

Shana, don’t look now, but, it’s Luke again!

Again????  Shobi’s son, Luke?  4-year-old Luke?  Luke who talks too loud?

Actually, I think Luke was just showing off for his grandmother.  You know how these Phosphorus children are!  Always trying to be the center of attention!

Well, what is it this time?

He fell down the steps.

Isn’t that kind of dangerous?

Yes it’s dangerous!!!!!  Here’s my conversation with Shobi:

Luke slipped on a step as he was running up the stairs one evening.  There was much screaming and crying followed by a lot of blood.  I first gave him a few drops of rescue remedy and began to examine the location of the injury.  It was clear that it was in his mouth, there were three loose upper front teeth, his bottom lip was cut deeply in 4 places – I gave him a 200c Arnica.  The bleeding stopped promptly and I could see the injured area better.  The fright was still there, so I followed it with Aconite 30C.  The scared feeling subsided for a time; however it kept returning – so I
continued to give sips of Aconite in water on the way to the Emergency Room.

But it didn’t seem to be holding, I kept having to repeat it.  I wasn’t satisfied – so I went to Remedy X 30c.  He was comfortable again.  When we got to the ER the doctor was able to examine him and he recommended a tetanus shot
(which I declined) and a course of antibiotics, which I thanked him for and then declined.

So, the trip to the ER was kind of pointless, then, was it not?

It was indeed….

I took Luke home and he was very comfortable.  So I continued Remedy X 30c in water on an as needed basis for 3 days.

I began to wash his mouth with Remedy Y 30c in water 3 times a day for the first 2 days and then once a day after that.  Remedy Y healed the cuts on the lower lips and the loose teeth, which tightened up.  He is now fully healed and able to bite into an apple!  Yay!!!!

The first day itself after the injury, in less than 24 hours, he was outside and playing cricket for maybe 2 hours!!!!  He was happy, not in any pain and totally comfortable eating most things – in the first 24 hours!

So let me get this straight: in the ambulance…

The car, not ambulance…

…he was screaming until you gave him Remedy X 30C.


At what point after that did the screaming stop?

seconds after.

How did his demeanor change?

He sat there calmly and was not in pain nor was he scared anymore.

Was there a long wait to see the doctor and to be discharged?

No, they saw us immediately…I did have blood on my clothes and I walked into the ER carrying Luke.

Was he fine all during that time?

He was fine – he did start to fuss at one point and so I repeated Remedy X and he was fine again.

How did you get back home?

My parents’ car, my brother took me and brought me back.

And you’re saying that same day he went out and played for two hours?

The next morning was when he went out and played for 2 hours in the sun.

So, after you gave Arnica, did he stop crying after that, but then start again?

The bleeding stopped but he was still hysterical and fearful – that’s when I went to Aconite.  But the crying would start & stop…until Remedy X.

So you gave Aconite because he seemed scared?  And then he stopped crying again, but then started again?  Were they different kinds of crying each time?

They were pretty much all hysterical and filled with fear.

What issues do you think would have lingered on without Remedy Y?

I think the scarring on the lips would have been bad, they were really deep gashes, so I think the healing would have been much slower.  And the loose teeth…I really saw a difference on the looseness of the teeth.  Remedy Y cleaned up the whole area…it was magical.  On the first rinse with Remedy Y the open gashes on his lower lips closed up almost immediately and I think it also made the loose teeth firm up.

The deep gashes were literally closed up after Remedy Y.

Fantastic, Shobi!  If this case doesn’t prove the magic of homeopathy, I can’t imagine what will.  OK, everybody, I need two remedies from you!  Tell me what X and Y were, write to me at [email protected].  And the answer will be in next month’s ezine.  (Actually, the answer is ready now, click below.)

Revisiting: Its Luke Again!!!!

Here is Luke, three days after the accident:

Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom

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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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