Twenty years ago, when I first started practicing homeopathy, full of passion, I offered to treat everyone, even people who hadn’t asked – and for free if they couldn’t afford it. I treated every relative, friend and friends of friends. I even recruited people I saw coughing in the grocery store!
It turned out badly. It was much harder than I thought. One reason was that the simplest cases turned out to be quagmires. The woman with the dry skin also had epilepsy, and the gentleman with the cough had asthma that had been suppressed for 30 years. But that wasn’t the worst part. It was trying to explain and justify homeopathy to people who hadn’t asked for help, and who didn’t have a clue. They expected to feel better the next day, or at least the day after that. Their families and their doctors would tell them homeopathy was bunk and to stop seeing me, which they sometimes did. They stopped remedies, took them too often, gobbled allopathic drugs or looked up their remedy in a chemistry book and challenged my prescriptions. Sometimes they just disappeared after the first aggravation.
At one point I felt so exasperated, I resolved to only treat people who had a BHMS or better, or were direct descendents of Hahnemann, Hering or Boenninghausen.
I’d learned my lesson. You can’t help everyone, and sometimes not even the people you love. In the end, I let go of my illusions, but never my passion.
Some highlights of this issue :
Homeopathic veterinarian Jacques Millemann in our Hot Seat, shares wonderful stories from his 40 years of practice.
Jeroen Holtkamp challenges the validity of the miasm concept.
Julian Jonas reports on the successful use of Psorinum in terminal cancer cases.
Dr. Richard Pitcairn takes us on a journey from Buddhist philosophy to quantum physics.
Pharmacist and Helios founder John Morgan discusses LM potencies, their history, how they’re made, and rules for their use.
Dr. Danny Thomas discusses inflammatory bowel disease and some important remedies for it.
Thierry Clerc weighs in on Chickenpox and Robert Medhurst on Influenza.
There are two excellent cancer cases from Dr. Edmund Carleton and another from homeopath Robert Bannan, solved with an obscure remedy. A Crohns’s case from homeopath Lesley Mang, Alumina case from Boenninghausen, Skookum Chuck cases, and a Sleep-talking case from Mariya Boltwala; We have Vet cases : Vaccinosis from Andrea Szekely and Epilepsy and a proving case from Jacques Millemann.
Be sure to see The Plant Doctor, Elaine’s wonderful Quiz, Tips & Secrets, the new Crossword and Cartoon and… there’s much more. Keep sending your comments, suggestions, cases and articles to : [email protected]
Alan V. Schmukler – Editor – Hpathy.com