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The end of life and Homeopathy

Pulsatilla              Clinginess, restlessness, shifting symptoms

Tarentula             Hypersensitivity, averse to touch

VeratrumAlb        Extreme coldness and chilliness, incontinent bowel, restlessness

 

Table (iii) Some New Remedies

Almond Tree                  Useful for cleansing hospices & moving on stuck souls, provides the (PrunusDulcis) soul with security & peace, relieves fear of separation.

Buddleia Davidii           Engenders serenity & peace after unresolved shock & fear.

Caesium                         Assists death through very destructive disease following heavy medications

Pineal Gland       }        Opens and assist crown chakra to provide light, serenity & detachment,

Purple                  }        fosters self-knowledge and acceptance

Sea Holly             Calms the emotional body and allows easy transition back to source

Strawberry          Returns joy & hope to those fading into darkness from long-term illness & motivates the crossing to death in order to carry on the soul’s purpose.  Useful in hospices for healers, nurses and carers.

Wych Elm           Useful to protect the dead and dying & for those who cannot let go at the end of life.  Helps remove fears over what and who are being left behind.

 

CONCLUSION

Just as everyone is a unique individual, each dying and death process will be an individual experience with its own set of symptoms and influences upon it.  Since death, although inevitable, is largely seen as being separate from life in this society, many people are reluctant to address issues surrounding their own and others’ end-of-life needs.

Just like life’s other transitions, there is a place for comfort and nurture as well as a need for some degree of familiarity and a notion of what sort of things may be expected.  As homeopaths, there is a role to play at the end of life and remedies to prescribe for the dying as well as for those left behind, should we be privileged enough to be given the opportunity to do so.

 

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About the author

Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Sue Smith BA(Hons) LCHE MARHRHom was drawn to Homœopathy some years ago after it banished her chronic eczema and identified its original emotional trigger. She was thus inspired to study it for herself and qualified from the Centre for Homeopathic Education, London in 2004. Sue now has a varied, busy practice in Nottingham with patients of all ages, specialising in women’s lifespan health and wellbeing, allergies and anxiety related conditions. She also undertakes supervision and examination work. Prior to Homœopathy, Sue was a university lecturer and researcher in Developmental & Social Psychology and in Women’s Studies. Sue’s interests and CPD continue to expand according to her patient profile, which has inspired her to author several journal articles. She can be contacted via her website, www.nottinghamhomeopathy.com

2 Comments

  • UNDOUBTEDLY YOU ARE CORRECT THAT AT THE TIME OF DEATH FEAR IS TO MUCH AND BEING MAY ALSO SUFFER FROM SEVERAL DISEASES . THE JOINT FAMILY SYSTEM HAS CEASED. SELDOM NO ONE IS TO LOOK AFTER HIM DUE TO MODERN WAY OF LIFE
    THE BEST METHOD IS TO PRACTICE NON ATTACHMENT WITH ALL HUMAN BEINGS AND OTHER MOVABLE NON MOVEABLE PROPERTIES. ULTIMATELY NON ATTACHMENT WITH SELF SHOULD BE ACHIEVED. THIS CAN MAKE DEATH EASIER.
    PL READ GITA WHICH YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN TO MENTION EVEN

  • Lovely to have read this and will practice with no fear to assist with death and dying for patients and family and friends…something I believe will remedy the lack of trust and love we have for the complete life cycle as Western Society. My Chinese Grandmother passed at 101 peacefully, fully embracing the process as much as she fully lived. Guidance from beyond the grave for this aspect of our practices. Thank you for this beautiful piece in this wonderful journal.

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