The Knowledge Exchange – Individualized Homeopathic Medicine

The Knowledge Exchange – Individualized Homeopathic Medicine


♪ Thank you very much. (applause) Hello, everyone. Anyone wanna come
a little closer? No, okay. Well, thank you for coming, and I hope that I can
teach you something that will be very good
for your health. I’m very happy
to be here at Lakeland. Thank you for having me. So we’re going to talk
about some medicine that’s very interesting,
to me at least. And this is about medicine
for the individual because it’s really important because everyone’s different and they need
different kinds of medicine to make them well. So we’re gonna talk about
what is homeopathic medicine, first of all. Is it scientific? Can you hear me all back there? Because many people
think it’s not scientific, especially among physicians. They think it’s quack medicine. Unfortunately, homeopaths
think that they’re quacks, too. That’s not good, but– Okay, anyway, and does it work? We’re gonna learn about that and we’re gonna learn
some remedies that you can use. A lot of people use
homeopathic medicine at home for their children
and infants–why? Because it’s safe
and it’s effective, and there’s a lot of medicines
for babies and children that it doesn’t work
and it’s not safe when you see a family doctor. There’s nothing good,
they don’t have good options, they just said, “Go home
and try some saline.” It doesn’t help, you know? The patient, the baby’s
still suffering, and it makes you feel bad. So the important thing
to know about before we talk more
about homeopathic medicine, you need to understand
what the vital force is, because that’s what
really runs this show in healing your body. So the vital force
is a spirit-like force that’s within
every living being, and it’s present
everywhere in the individual and is constantly adjusting to everything that the body
comes in contact with, and also internal forces,
like genetic forces, that are within it. It’s gonna adjust
to maintain harmony. It maintains harmony
so that your body can function and do what it needs to do
without feeling pain or any disagreeable sensations, but when the vital force is off, that means that your vital– when you have some sensations
that are abnormal, it means that
your vital force is off. It’s a very delicate sensor
that’s within your body. So, in health, you see
this round circle. I can’t really point. Okay, there’s
a round circle there, and that represents
your body structure. It’s perfect in its harmony
with that vital force, that thunder sign
that I made there, and when sickness comes in by way of things
like emotions, emotions or diet,
environment, trauma or drugs, anything that’s gonna
disrupt the vital force is gonna produce some symptoms,
signs and symptoms shown by that cloud sign. And that’s a place where
you’ll go see your doctor and you say, “Oh, I have
a horrible stomachache! I just lost my dog.” And the doctor’s gonna do
all kinds of tests on you and say, “Nothing’s wrong
with you, go home.” Okay, but there’s
still something wrong because your vital force
is out of balance, your physiology
is out of balance. You don’t feel good. And then if you just let it go,
let it go, let it go, eventually it’s just gonna
be some structural problem and oh, now we see
what’s wrong with you! See that little triangle there? That is pathology,
something’s wrong. So these are the things that
can influence your vital force, or your physiology,
if you wanna call it. But there is
intelligence to it, because the body knows when
to produce signs and symptoms, ’cause they’re there
for a purpose. So certain things that can affect
your vital force is emotions! So if you’re with someone
who has negative energy, it’s gonna make you
feel a little sick! If somebody keeps
complaining, complaining, complaining, complaining,
you’re going to feel, “Oh, my God,
I’m getting sick myself!” Okay? Or if somebody’s
very positive and happy, you’re going to feel good! So that affects you. Also the environment affects us, sun, if you have
too much sun exposure, it can make you sick. Even people like they have–
women who are menstruating, they start menstruating
at the same time if they start to live together. See, these are all
energy things that affect your body,
all this energy. Cold, damp can affect people, some people get
arthritis from it. And then there are
the internal signals, the hormone changes,
the genetics, all that is gonna
change your body and influence how it works, and physical forces as well. Drugs, healthy diet
or unhealthy diet, and trauma, that will also affect
the vital force, that energetic level, and also you’ll see
some physical changes from some of those things, too. But the first thing that gets
touched is that vital force. So homeopathy is
not acupuncture, it’s not reiki,
it’s not herbal medicine, it’s not simply
a nutraceutical. It’s a specific form
of natural medicine. It’s dynamic medicine,
and it touches the vital force, because what we use
in homeopathic medicine is energy medicine. So we’re gonna take
natural substances and we’re going to make them– prepare them
in a scientific way so that they can
touch the vital force, and I’ll go over that
so you understand that because that is the main thing
that doctors think, “Oh, my God, that’s ridiculous,
there’s nothing there. How could that do anything?” But actually these medicines
have been tested in humans, healthy humans. And also what we do
with this type of medicine is we match the symptom
that the person has, look at the whole person,
not just that one part, not just that triangle part, but that thunderstorm thing
that you saw, the sensations of the vital
force and the triangle, everything about
the human we look at, and then we come to a conclusion and find something
that’s similar as to what the body’s
suffering from. I know that’s
kind of complicated, but we’ll get into it. Anyway, it’s like
sympathy for your symptoms because it’s energy
and it matches what you need, what your body’s already
trying to express. So let’s just
look at allopathy. “Allo” means opposite,
“pathos” is suffering. That’s conventional medicine. It gives you something opposite to what your body’s
trying to express. Whereas “homeo” in the Greek
means similar and “pathos” means suffering. So you give something
similar to your body to support the body, what it’s already
trying to produce. And why?
Because symptoms have purpose. So look at
the symptoms up there. You have pain,
you have inflammation, you have fevers, discharges, all these things will– are trying to get rid
of some toxins, so you shouldn’t tell the body
to shut up for those things because you’re going
against the body. The body’s intelligent. And then ulcers and tumors
can have purpose, too. You know, certain people
release things by ulcers. That’s just their genetics,
that’s just the way they are. And some people even wall off. They have too many toxins,
they’ll start walling them off, because they don’t know
what to do with them, and that’s why a lot of people
get better with diet if they have cancer. Not everyone, though,
not everyone, because genetics, because there’s
something different that you have to know
about the person in the ordeal. Not everyone’s going
to get better with diet, but the ones that are
just releasing toxins with their tumors,
they will get better. So in conventional medicine,
symptoms are suppressed. So say you have
high blood pressure, they give you
an antihypertensive, if you have inflammation
an anti-inflammatory, but this is just
suppressing that triangle. You take out that–you’re
just removing the triangle, like you take out the wart. You’re just taking out
the triangle. There’s still something within
that’s out of balance. That’s why you got the wart
in the first place. Okay? So, with regular medicine,
we’re relying on drugs for chronic states. And it doesn’t take into account
your whole person. So that was just
showing you there that when you
remove that triangle, question mark, you haven’t
really cured the person, you haven’t really
made them well. You made it look good. You feel good
for a while perhaps. So let’s go into homeopathy
in a little more detail now, about the history. This is Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. He is the founder
of homeopathic medicine. Now notice he was an MD,
and he was born in Germany. He was fluent in 11 languages, he was a very intelligent man, he would not make up
a medicine which is stupid. He had a degree in chemistry, and he spent 50 years
of his life investigating
the cause and cure of acute and chronic disease. He was dedicated. He wanted to make people well. But during his training,
he said, “There’s too much
speculation here. Oh, maybe we should try this,
maybe we should try that.” There was no science, and he thought also
it was very materialistic, they were just doing things
to suppress disease by doing enemas,
bloodletting, purgatives to induce vomiting. All these things, he said,
“This is weakening my patients.” So, he resorted to just
doing preventative medicine, because he didn’t
want to hurt people. So he said diet’s important. We need to make sure
they eat healthy to prevent disease. Also, hygiene’s important. He actually–he was
the one that recommended to sterilize
the surgical instruments. And he also said
the environment’s important. Some people get sick
in the damp weather, some people get sick
from too much sun. So he said watch–let’s
pay attention why you’re sick, what’s causing you to be sick. And he also said
morality’s important. Don’t have more
than one sexual partner. You shouldn’t get angry,
because that’s a physiology and that will make you sick. And 11 years later,
that’s what he was doing is mainly writing papers, and he was translating papers
because he knew 11 languages. And he came across a paper
about cinchona, which is Peruvian bark, and it’s said that
there’s a cure for malaria. And they were saying,
“Oh, it’s probably because of some
chemical property within.” Well, Dr. Hahnemann,
he wanted to test this. He said, “I’m gonna try
some of this medicine,” so he took some of
this medicine in his mouth and he produced
similar symptoms to malaria. He got the same symptoms
that it was curing! Each time he took a dose, and he did it
three different times. And he took a break
between each time, and why did he do that? Because he wanted to make sure
that this medicine was causing these symptoms
in his body. Otherwise, how do you know? So, he came up
with a hypothesis. This is very scientific. When you observe
something in nature, you want to make a hypothesis
and then test it out. So that’s what he did. His hypothesis
was that medicine ought to support the body,
the whole person, because the signs and symptoms
are there for a reason. So what did he have to do next? He needed to test
more substances, right? So he could have more
different kinds of medicines for his patients using the principle
of similarity. And what did he use? He used things from nature. Animal parts,
milk of a dog–lac caninum– whole bees called apis
and ink of a cuttlefish is called sepia. He used minerals,
salt, copper, gold, plant parts, leaves,
stems, flowers. Lots of different things
in nature that we have
to help us get better. And he set up
what’s called provings, so these medicines
have been tested in humans, fully tested in humans. We know many, many symptoms
that every substance can cause. And these substances can cause
all kinds of symptoms. You could take coffee
or you could take a flower, or a mineral,
like a salt, anything. You give it to healthy people. He did it on himself, and he even did it
on his children, he had nine children,
and his wife. And then his colleagues
joined in as well! So this is
the experience of remedies given to healthy people, and there’s over 200 years
of provings now on over 3,000 remedies. That’s a lot of medicines that we can give to people
to make them well. There’s a lot of choices here. It’s not just like for
your headache we’ve got Motrin and some stronger pain
medicines, you know, we’ve got lots
of different choices. Drugs will affect
all parts of your body, and it can have healing
or poisoning effects depending on the dose. You know, everything
can be poisonous and everything can be healing. You just have to know
how much to give. If you have coffee, maybe a tiny bit of coffee
could be good, but if you have too much, you’re going to get
a lot of problems. So, let’s see. And then Dr. Hahnemann wanted
to also use the smallest dose that was safe and effective, and he found while
he was experimenting that there was a phenomenon
that when he diluted the dose, when the substance
was vigorously shaken between each dilution, the process rendered
the remedy more powerful, and it can cause
more physical and emotional– and even emotional effects
on humans. So it’s not just
like this kind of shaking, it’s like really strong force. Actually, he used a Bible. He used it
really hard like this. And he said, if you
just do it like this, it’s not gonna do anything,
but if you do it hard, you know, we’re all
made of atoms and electrons and there’s a lot
of energy inside of us and so there’s energy
inside these substances as well. So this is kind of
how they make a remedy. It’s just a picture of a plant that they would crush
up in alcohol, and then you take one drop of– that’s just like the herb,
actually, in that form. But this is not an herb,
this is homeopathic, it’s special,
so we not only use that herb, we take one drop of it
and then we shake it 100 times, and that becomes a 1C,
that powerful shaking. And then you can do it again
and again and again and again and so it’s more dilute,
but it’s more powerful, because they tested
these things in humans. And then we can put them
on sugar pellets. Just we need one drop for
a whole bunch of sugar pellets and boom, it’s like fire. It’s like when you
light a match, you can keep lighting
more and more and more. That’s how this medicine is. It’s like electricity. So, this medicine is easy
to take, it tastes good. That’s why a lot of people like to use it
for their children because it’s just
like one little pill. “Here, open your mouth,
it tastes like sugar.” Great, right? That’s nice medicine. Wouldn’t you like that? And then, if you want,
you can dissolve it in water. That’s even easier, okay? So–but remember,
there’s no material dose here, but it’s all energy. And you know what,
that’s the perfect medicine that will touch
the vital force. Gently, to influence the body, to get back into health, and it can even change
physical signs, physical things like warts. It can get rid of warts
just by taking it in your mouth. It’s very powerful. So, during these provings, people were supposed
to pay attention to every single symptom
they had, every detail
about their symptom, because a lot of medicines
can cause headaches. A lot of medicines
can cause diarrhea, but what type
of diarrhea is it? What type of headache is it? That’s what the homeopath will look at
when they talk to you. So you don’t come up
to the homeopath and say, “Oh, I have a headache,
what should I take, doctor?” That doesn’t work. We need to know
what type of headaches and we need to know
about you also, which I didn’t get into yet. We need to know
their temperament, we need to know something
about your genetics, your sensitivities,
which I’ll talk about. So here’s an example. This is, let’s say, two different types
of constipation, so we have sepia,
that cuttlefish, the ink of the cuttlefish, which causes constipation
in this form, where you feel a lump
or a ball sensation. I had a patient like this. She had this sensation
and no doctor could help her. She went to many doctors,
she had colonoscopies, she had the gastroenterologist. She had to live with
this kind of constipation. And sepia is the remedy
that helped her. And then there’s also a lycopodium type
of constipation. So they have
to loosen up their belt and usually they have more pain, maybe distension around 4-8pm. So there’s the sepia cuttlefish and there’s the lycopodium,
that’s what we use. Of course it’s on
those little pellets. And so these provings
that they did was to know the whole medicine
and all the effects in humans to be able to match
the state of the remedy with the unbalanced state
in the sick. And they put all these provings, these human provings in the book
called Materia Medica. Not only that was in the Medica,
not only the provings, but also cures
were recorded in here. So if you have
a proving symptom, they would do it not only once,
they would do it three times to make sure that symptom
was caused with that remedy, and then on top of that,
they had to show a cure for it to be in this book. And then the cures– during the provings also,
some people would get cures, so they would take a medicine,
a remedy as a proving. They were trying
to test it out, and in the meantime,
they’ve had this problem for a long time,
and oh, it went away, so that would also
be recorded in the book. And then–yeah,
that was it, okay. So after these provings
were done and Dr. Hahnemann tested it
on many people, the “like cures like” principle, he used it
to cure his patients. He said, “Now I can say
that there’s a law of healing. It’s a law of similars.” So the symptoms of the sick are the very symptoms
that need support to complete
the healing process, strengthening and supporting
the vital force. So, when you look
at a person who’s sick, you look at intense
characteristics in signs and symptoms. It’s kinda like
an image of the person. You get an idea of
what needs to be cured. So certain things
that we look at is etiology. Let’s say ever since
you had a certain emotion, you’ve had a problem. That’s what a homeopath
will delve into. Look into what kind
of person you are, what kind of emotions you have. Are you the kind of person
that gets angry easily? Do you jump, are you jumpy? Or are you very mild and calm? Because that’s a physiology. We’ll also look at
where the problem is, you know, if you have
a main problem or any problem you have. The main problem
we’re looking at that you definitely
need to cure, if it’s in the uterus,
we’ll get a remedy that’s for the uterus. There are remedies
that work more for certain parts of your body. And then we look
at the genetics of you, of who you are, because there’s
unique reactions that everybody has
to the environments and people getting
affected by the sun. Some people get affected
by cold or damp. So that’s what we need
to talk to you about in an interview. And then we also need to know, is there anything
that’s making you sick and you’re going to
continue to be sick if you don’t get rid of it? Like if your diet is bad
or you’re around somebody that’s toxic for you. Well, a homeopathic remedy
isn’t going to fix that for you. So we need to try to find out
what we can do for that. So for chronic disease,
homeopathy approaches healing in a unique way. It looks at the symptoms
that expresses the genetics. You try to understand
the personality of the person, and then we need to know the characteristic signs
of the disease– like I said, the different kinds
of constipation– and understand
the sensitivities of the person. So we match the remedy
and that strengthens the whole person. So here are just some ideas
of what kind of things a homeopath would look at: the unique symptoms of disease,
which we talked about, mental and emotional symptoms, which I said a little
about passions, if you’re discouraged, excited,
your fears, your phobias. That’s what I need to look at. Your temperature–
are you a hot person, are you a cold person? That’s a physiology. Some symptoms come on
at certain times a day. Like some people
have a stomachache every single day at 2 o’clock, or they’ll wake up
every day at 3 A.M. These symptoms are important. They’re kinda like meridians, because meridians,
the energy goes through a certain part of your body
at a certain time, and you can feel a problem more
at a certain time. Also, if you have
a pain like a headache, is it better when you sit,
is it better when you lay down? That’s a physiology. Do you like exercise
or does it make you exhausted right away after exercise? That’s important, too. So go on and on. Look at the body type,
the genes, the personality. There’s a lot of things that go
into a homeopathic interview. So, but you know,
there are some easy ways to use remedies as well,
and this is by etiology. So this is, a lot of the time, what people who want
to use remedies at home would look at. So arnica is
an excellent remedy. Everyone should know arnica. Let’s see if I have
a picture–there it is. Arnica is used for problems
that have occurred ever since some trauma. Actually, they found this, because while
they were doing provings, they had many people–
maybe they had, “I’ve had this headache
ever since I fell,” or “I’ve had a sacral problem ever since
I fell off my horse.” And these people
who were proving the arnica, they got better. So they said, oh,
there’s a lot of people here I see that’s getting better
ever since something. There’s another one,
ever since a grief you have some problem. Ever since you
fractured your bone– well, that’s more
of like a specific organ that the medicine goes to. Ever since exposure
to cold wind causing a cold, that’s how you would know
which remedy to use for these kinds of things,
this etiology thing, or ever since a fright. So for arnica,
I had one person that– he hit his head,
and he had a concussion, and he had memory loss and he had headaches. I gave him this remedy, arnica, and within a week,
he was better. He had suffered
with this for six months. That’s not that long, actually, you can suffer
for a lot longer with concussion problems. But that’s pretty cool. And then ignatia
is another remedy that ever since a grief– so if you have
someone who’s grieving, they just lost
someone they love… I gave this
to a girl, actually. She was with a man
who was her fiancé and he had to leave her because she actually
cheated on him, and she was very sad
and she was crying, she couldn’t get over him even though she’s
the one that cheated, but anyway, I gave her ignatia and she felt better right away. Within a week,
she was on to someone else. I don’t know
if that’s good or not, but… (laughing) …at least it
got her through it. You know, it’s like
you’re stuck somewhere, you’re stuck,
you’re emotionally stuck, and this just helps
to make the process go faster for you. And some people
can be stuck for 20 years. And then there’s symphytum. Symphytums I used on a guy who had a fracture of his toe. His toe wasn’t getting healed, and he had seen
the orthopedic surgeon, and sometimes fractures
are very slow to heal and he was still having pain,
and I gave him symphytum, and the next day
he said he felt better. His pain wasn’t there anymore. And he went on
to heal, of course. And then there’s aconite. Aconite is good
for any exposure to cold wind, something that happened
ever since cold wind. So, my son got sick one day, he was exposed
to the cold wind, and he got a cold
and he was coughing and I gave him some aconite, and actually the next day
he was better, he was fine. That was cool! I also gave aconite
to another person. This is good for shocks
and traumas as well. So this man, he was
sitting next to his wife, and all of a sudden
she just passed out and he thought she died. The paramedics came and he was just
in shock after that. And I saw him
several weeks later and he was on Xanax,
and he said, “I can’t take this stuff. This stuff is just
making me exhausted, and I don’t like
the effects of it.” And I said, “Well,
why don’t you try the aconite?” And so he took it,
and within a week, he was fine. It was good. So, this just tells you,
basically, homeopathic medicine
looks at your physiology, because in ancient medicine, they would look at
these different temperaments that you have. There’s phlegmatic,
there’s melancholic, there’s choleric,
and then sanguine, and each of these temperaments– actually you’re more prone
to certain diseases. The phlegmatics
are more prone to venous disorders. Melancholic to more
emotional disorders. Choleric more prone
to gallbladder and liver problems, and the sanguine
to high blood pressure. But nobody’s totally
only one type, so you might be
a little bit of mixtures, but see, this is
what homeopaths would look at. What kind of person are you? So we need to ask you,
“Who are you? What makes you you?” Tell me, what makes you
different than the other person? Yeah, I know you have two eyes
and a nose and a mouth. That doesn’t help me. Tell me about yourself, because certain remedies
are better for certain people. They work better. So that’s why
we need to know that. And then we need
to know mood, too, if mood is important for you. Maybe you’re sad
or you’re depressed or you’re just an angry person,
you’re just always angry, we have remedies for that, ’cause there are
certain remedies that will sympathize with
those symptoms that you have. We’re fearful, excited. We can treat
all kinds of things with homeopathic medicine. It’s very, very cool. Because these medicines have brought out
states in people. Like if you take
a cup of coffee, you’re going to have
a little joy, okay? You can understand that, right? Is it just me–or chocolate. It makes you feel
a little lighter. So that’s just one thing
that you can understand. Also, homeopathic medicine
looked at the body types. Very lean, tall people
had more symptoms on certain remedies,
so certain remedies are good for you
if you are tall and thin versus if you’re overweight. That’s just the way you are. And there’s that coffee. So if I give coffee
to everybody in this room, some people
will need a small dose, they feel jittery and shaky, and other people
need 10 cups. Why? Because we’re different. So homeopathic medicine looks at the dose,
how much do you need? So I’ll give you a dose
and then I’ll have to say, “Hey, how did you do with that? Did you feel anything? No? Okay, then take some more.” Okay, and that’s what they did
in the provings as well. “You didn’t feel anything? Keep taking it until
you feel something, and then note down
your symptoms.” So coffee can have a lot
of different effects in this homeopathic dose. This was tested in humans. I said there’s insomnia,
we all know this, right? The mind is talkative, but you may not know
some of these other symptoms. Fear of death, you know
about restlessness probably, quick to act. And then toothaches,
you may not know about that. Coffee can cause toothaches and a toothache does
better in cold water. It can cause palpitations,
we know about that. Urination, we know that it
causes more frequent urination. It can cause head pains as well, and it’s best adapted to tall,
lean, stooping persons. See, we know a little bit
more about coffee. That kind of person
would be more likely to bring out the symptoms
for coffee, and if you had a problem,
it’d be more likely that that remedy would help you. So here are some examples
of using coffee. Here’s a 35-year-old man
with severe tooth pain. Okay, he had to keep
ice in his mouth, and without the ice,
his tooth kept coming back– I mean, his tooth pain
kept coming back. And I gave him coffee and boom, the tooth pain is gone. And it was a sound tooth,
it was a tooth that was normal. Of course if it was decaying and
all that it may not do anything, but it might help with
the pain temporarily, but then you’d have
to see the dentist. But there are some–
because actually, your teeth are a part of the
meridian system as well and each tooth can represent
different parts of your body. Just like your ear represents
your whole body as well. Did you know that? Your ear can talk to you. If you look into your ear,
it has lines, discolorations,
grooves, and marks, and some people can read the ear
and tell you what’s wrong. You can also treat
your body through the ear. So, a tooth is the same way. And there’s another example of a
six-month-old who needed coffee. Homeopathic, of course. -What is that?
-Sorry. Oh, that’s okay. All right, so, let’s see. So, I’m just going through
some remedies for you. Arnica, so arnica is also good for any kind of injuries
that you’ve had in the past, it could help. That doesn’t mean that arnica’s
going to work every single time no matter what, because this is,
you know, based on etiology and we have other remedies
for traumas as well. So if you don’t–
but if you don’t know anything, and you want to try,
because, you know, “I’ve had this problem
ever since I fell down.” You could try some arnica and
you can buy it over the counter. It’s FDA approved, you take one
pellet three times a day, and just see what happens. I had a lady,
actually she fell down and she hurt her sacrum, and I gave her arnica and
within a week she was fine. She’d had this problem
for like a year. I’ve had other people,
20 years they’ve had a problem. Some of these remedies
can just work, even at late stages. And you know, the doctors will
say, “Oh, your MRI shows this and this,” but you know what,
that doesn’t mean necessarily that this won’t help, because
people can have problems on an MRI and they have
no back pain. So you can’t just go by what
it says physically on an MRI. There’s always hope, okay? Like I said, homeopathic
medicines are FDA approved which means–because, you know,
they’ve been tested in humans. They’ve been fully tested, and
it’s not like those supplements, nutritional supplements. Those are not FDA approved, and supplements are used
in a completely different way. We just go by
a physical symptom. Like, “Okay,
you have a headache. Maybe feverfew can help you
for these migraine headaches.” But it’s not
individualized, okay? Homeopathic medicine
is individualized. It’s a lot more powerful,
and it’s energy. And these are just a few other
remedies here if we have time. Aesculus hippocastanum is
a great remedy for hemorrhoids. But what kind of hemorrhoids? You have to have a splinter-like
sensation in your rectum. Okay, and you might have some
constipation with that, some large, hard stools,
and you might have some aching in the lumbar or
sacral area with some stiffness. So you don’t have to have
every single symptom of these. It’s like you just have
to kind of get an idea, like an essence of what’s
going on with the person. You feel this, because
once you study remedies, you study remedies, you go,
“Oh, that looks like that.” But homeopaths actually
have computer programs where they have
all these symptoms. They put them in and then
it comes up with a bunch of remedies, and it’s not
gonna be the remedy that comes up number one,
but we’re going to like look, and we have to know
our remedies. When we think, “Oh,
it could be that one. Let me look at it
a little more carefully.” Or we’ll say, “Oh no,
that one definitely is not, because that person
is not like that at all.” Or, “That person
doesn’t like cold wind, so that’s not a good
remedy for them.” That’s how we look at it. It can be kind
of a complex process, but when you find
the right remedy, you’re going to not
only heal the person on that one symptom,
you’re going to heal them in many, many levels
for chronic disease. For acute disease, we can just
treat you by one part, one part, but then you’re going to have
to–if it’s a chronic problem, you’re going to have
to go see a homeopath to really get a deeper cure. So this is apis,
this is honeybee, and we probably all know
what a bee sting feels like. And this can be used for
swelling, especially around the eye or in the urethra
where the urine comes out if there’s swelling,
a urine infection. But it has to be
tender to touch. Could be good for cellulitis
or an infection of the eye. Or it can also be good for
just–what do you call it? Allergy, a lot of people
come in with swollen eyes. They wake up in the morning,
they don’t know what it is, and it’s burning maybe
and a little bit tender. That apis could be
a good remedy to help, and usually it’s
better with cold. You can imagine, like a bee. A bee sting
is better cold, right? So something in nature,
it helps us to know something about nature
with these provings. This is a good remedy
everyone should know too. Arnica is good for any kind
of contusion, bruise. And ruta grav is good
if you have a bone bruise or a cyst of the wrist
or tendonitis of the wrist. It’s more specific
for wrists, sprains. It’s also good for eye strain. But this is just uses in acute. You don’t have to know
about the whole person. And you can just follow
the directions. You can get these remedies
at Whole Foods. They’re usually like
five to ten dollars each and they have
a bunch of pellets. And you can try it. So homeopathy, again,
looks at the whole person, the unique totality
of disagreeable signs and symptoms,
and we correct problems at that level of vital force. That’s why it’s so powerful,
and it’s powerful because it’s energy,
it’s electricity. So when you have minor problems,
try homeopathic medicine. For complex conditions, see a
classical homeopathic physician. And so here are some
things that homeopathy can– has cured, okay? We can cure lots of diseases. When your conventional medicine
fails, we come here. See, I was a family physician,
I still am a family physician, but I don’t practice
that way anymore, because I found that
it was not good. Because actually, in homeopathy, we say if you suppress
a problem with a drug, it actually goes deeper. Like if you have
a skin problem, eczema, and you put
steroid creams on it, the person can get asthma. Some people who
are susceptible to it, and that doesn’t mean everyone
will be hurt by steroids, but some people will
be hurt by steroids. Because the body is trying
to express something and you’re saying, “Shut up,” and now it’s going
into your lungs. There’s a very
strong correlation between eczema and asthma. There’s a lot of kids like this, been suppressed
and becomes asthma. That’s the worst place to be. It’s better to be on the skin. So if you come to a homeopath
you get cured with asthma, and then the eczema
will come back, okay? But then we treat the eczema
with another remedy, and then you’re cured,
that’s a true cure. See, so with knowing that,
how can I practice medicine? How can I keep giving
steroid shots to people when they come
in for a sinus problem? The Hippocratic oath says,
“Do no harm.” So I can’t continue
to harm people. I don’t think that’s
a good thing to do. So, that’s why I do–
and you know what, this medicine is so
much more rewarding, because I can
actually help people. Before, people would come to me and they would have all kinds
of different problems, and I was, “Oh,
go see the specialist, because I don’t know,
this doesn’t make sense, maybe they understand.” They still don’t have
an answer over there, they come back to me. I don’t know what
to give them anymore. They want some answers,
I don’t have the answers. But with homeopathic medicine,
I do have answers now because you know what,
with homeopathic medicine you don’t need to know
exactly what the diagnosis is. You know, you have
a diagnosis, great, and now you’re stuck with the
drug for the rest of your life. That’s not an answer to me. I wouldn’t want that
if I have a chronic illness. I want to get cured,
I want to be healthy, I wat to be able to be a
productive person in this world. So, that’s why I believe this medicine is
a lot more powerful. And even if you have
a problem like cancer, sometimes homeopath–
actually there are lots of cures in homeopathic medicine
with cancer. I was just doing a review
on cancer cases and they’re like
one after another, conventional medicine
gave up on them and they got cured
with homeopathic medicine. That doesn’t mean that we’ll
always find a remedy for you. Sometimes it’s hard
to find the correct remedy. Just like with Motrin, is Motrin
gonna work on every headache? No, it’s not. So when we do the
individualized thing, I have to try to analyze which
is good, which is not good. But when you find
the right remedy, the person’s going
to get healthier. And even if we don’t find
the right remedy for cancer, the person can actually have
a better quality of dying, because we have remedies for
anxiety, for fear of death– it’s arsinicum, it’s very good– and for pain, so, so, that’s all
I have to say I think. I also have some books on sale
if you’re interested in learning about
homeopathic medicine. They’re used books, $10,
and then I have a kit if you want to learn
about homeopathic medicine, use it at home, that’s $130. Each remedy in Whole Foods
is like $5 to $10 each, depending on what kind it is. So I think that’s a good deal, and then it comes
with instructions. Just little things like
what to use for a bee sting or a cut, calendula is good. For a sore throat they give you
some ideas of what you can use and they’ll give you
a little blurb, but that’s why the book is good too
so you can understand that. So, this is me, I’m in
Mentor, Ohio, if you ever have any chronic difficult problems. Please come and see me. I see children, I see adults. I see chronic and acute. I think chronic is more
challenging and fun, but I can do acute as well. So, if you have any questions… Yes? I have to stay here
because of this thing. What is the typical
healing process? Like, how long does
it normally take? Usually–well, sometimes
it can take just within a week. I had a chronic
fibromyalgia patient. She had it for 20 years and she got better in a week,
that’s amazing. But the general rule is for
every year of chronic illness, it could take three months. I have an MS patient
that she’s–you know, it can be like years
for her to get better. So… But you know, each time you
notice that you feel better. It’s not like, “Take this.” You know, like these
nutraceuticals. You take them,
you don’t feel anything, you don’t feel anything,
you don’t feel– you keep taking it, taking it,
you don’t notice. With homeopathic medicine, you will feel better
within a week. You will feel something, so we
know we’re on the right track. And when I give you a remedy and you don’t feel
like it’s doing anything, I’ll change it and
I don’t charge for that. I’ll keep working with you
until we get something going. If something’s working,
then I’ll charge you. But if you’re not–
if nothing’s working I’m not going
to keep charging you, because I understand
that’s frustrating. Yeah, go ahead. I see a functional
medicine doctor, and I’m wondering what
the difference is between what you do and a functional
medicine doctor does? Well, you know,
the functional medicine, they’ll look at lab tests
and they’ll look at you, a little bit of the physiology, but they–it doesn’t– homeopathy is one remedy
and it’s energy. Okay, and then we’re matching
all your symptoms with known effects in humans and matching the state
that you’re in. Functional medicine is,
“Okay, this is off, that’s off. So let’s give you some of this
for that and this for that.” How do you know that’s
really going to cure you? You don’t, it might,
but it’s not– and then you have to take
those medicines forever. With homeopathic medicine,
this is a cure. So you should be better
and better. Each time you get a remedy,
you get a little healthier, healthier, healthier. And then eventually,
you’re off of it. The other medicine
you’re not off. Okay, so that’s the difference. Where do you buy these remedies? Do you have to write
a prescription or do we just go
to the drugstore? Well, I have what’s
called LM potencies. I think they’re more powerful,
so I use those. But sometimes I use
the ones that you can find over the counter as well. They are over the counter
at Whole Foods and at GNC, you can find
some of the remedies, not all of them will be there,
but yeah. Most of them,
most of the common ones that you need are over there. I said they cost about
$5 to $10 each. Yeah. It sounds like the remedies
are not covered by insurance then. What do you mean–oh, you mean,
insurance would pay for them? No, insurance doesn’t
cover these medicines. You know, if you rely on
insurance for anything, you’re not going
to get good health. I don’t know why, it seems
like insurance companies should want to make
people healthier, but what they do is they say, “Here, take this vaccine,
do your colonoscopies.” You know, it’s not really
making you healthier. They should know about
homeopathic medicine. I don’t know, if they knew
I think they would… Unless they’re in, you know, relationship with the
drug companies and all that. -Yeah.
-I have two questions. Have you ever combined classical
and homeopathic treatment? Oh, you mean–and homeopathic is energy medicine. So don’t use the word
homeopathic now. You wanna use natural medicine. So do I combine homeopathy
with natural medicine? Yes, I do, I do
osteopathic manipulation and sometimes I might give some
nutrition if they need– but most of my–
90 percent of my practice is just giving
one remedy at a time. Because I don’t want
to sell you a bunch of stuff. I just want to get you healthy. Is it possible for somebody
to be allergic to something and not realize it? Oh, to these
homeopathic remedies? No, because these
are energy remedies. These are the possible
things that can happen with the homeopathic remedy. Either one, your symptoms
will get worse. That’s actually a good sign. That means you’re
on the right remedy. So most people think, “Oh my
God, the headache is worse. I’m never taking that again!” Well, that’s wrong, okay. What you should do
is just cut the dose. Next time don’t take so much. That means that
it’s too much for you, and then your healing
should get better. You know, if you’re a
(unintelligible) person it may not work, because
there are a lot of remedies that could help you get better. But also, an important
thing is your mental-emotional state
should get better. You should feel lighter,
you should feel easier. You sleep better,
you have a better mood. Then we know, “Yes, this remedy
is really good for you.” Even though you’re suffering
more you may have a better mood. That means you’re on a good
dose, you got a good medicine, just the dose needs
to be adjusted. So that’s one,
that’s called an aggravation. The other thing that happened
is nothing, nothing. You take a remedy,
you feel absolutely nothing. You’re not better,
you’re not worse. So, if we continue, I may ask
you to increase the dose. If that still doesn’t work then maybe it’s just
not the right remedy. Another thing that can happen
is you might get a new symptom that you’ve never had before. But with homeopathic medicine,
whatever symptom you have is something that
was within you. You’re susceptible to it, because these are
energy remedies. So if it’s bringing
out something in you, it’s just something
that’s part of you. And so–but that
shouldn’t really happen. So it might be that we have to
choose a better remedy for you or maybe that’s the best
remedy we have. And so, as long as you’re
getting better in other areas, maybe we’ll just have to deal
with that little new symptom. Let’s see,
what else could happen? Better, worse, nothing,
did I say better? Oh, better, yeah, better,
of course, you could get better! Completely better, mind,
emotions, and symptoms, everything got better. So that means we continue
you on that dose. I think I got everything. Yeah, so that’s
what could happen. Did I answer
your question, okay. So there’s no side effects? There’s usually no side effects. Sometimes if there
is a side effect, it’s probably an effect of the
medicine that we just have to maybe get a better medicine
for you, that’s all. Can you combine them
so that you can alleviate some of the side effects
of them? No, we don’t do that. -We do not do that.
-Okay. Like, different drugs,
you’re going to– no, and if you have
a complex disease, I might give you a couple
different remedies for– so we’ll look at–like,
let’s say you have like… It’s like completely different. Like a headache
or you had an injury, and this headache was there
ever since that injury. It has something that I know
that it’s completely– has a different life form
from the rest of you, your constitution
and everything. Then I might give you
that remedy for that plus your constitutional remedy. So it’d be something like that. But every remedy is
going to have a purpose and we’re going to match it
on several levels. It’s not just like, “You got
a headache, take this.” It’s not so easy,
it’s difficult work. Okay. -Yes?
-Do you ever find yourself like peeling back layers–
like an onion on people? -That’s what it is.
-One symptom goes away, and another one pops up
and another one. Yeah, so layers can be removed that have been in your body,
it’s possible. But a lot of times,
also I just see a body getting better
on many levels at once. I had one lady,
she had pains in her legs, chronic neuralgia. The neurologist
couldn’t figure out. She also had diarrhea,
she also had allergies. What else did she have? I think she had headaches. Anyway, when I gave her
a remedy, all her symptoms got worse at once,
so we cut her back, and then all of her symptoms
got better. That was amazing,
I love when that happens. You know, so do you probably. Well, you don’t like the part
when they get aggravated. Sometimes you’re very sensitive
to the remedy you need. Other remedies get– actually I gave her a couple
remedies before that, because I was trying–
“Maybe it’s this one.” That one helped too,
they all helped a little bit, but then I found the one that
really helped her the most. But they all can help,
it’s pretty amazing. You know, it’s like juicing,
juicing is healthy. These remedies are juice,
they’re energized, okay? There may be something healthy
about them, it helps you. Increases your level of health. Yes, do you want
to say something? Oh me, yeah, do you take– do you do a blood test at all to find diseases or like say, cholesterol, high cholesterol? Well, you know,
you can do blood tests and you can say your
cholesterol’s off, you can say your thyroid’s off,
and then they give you the thyroid drug
and they give you the cholesterol,
and you’re not any healthier, and sometimes you
don’t even get better. The thyroid is better but you
still don’t feel well, so no. Actually homeopathic medicine
doesn’t rely on lab tests. We don’t need them because
we go by your symptoms. -How you feel.
-Are you better in the sun? What are your sensitivities? Emotional sensitivities. Some people get angry
about injustice, okay. So those people
are sensitive there. Another person is sensitive to
the sun, they get headaches. Another person’s sensitive
to milk, they get diarrhea. So those are the symptoms
I look at and that’s why I match with a remedy and
then you should get better, even your sensitivities
can get–can go away, to milk, to cheese,
to all those things. Homeopathy’s very powerful,
so I don’t need lab tests that will lead us astray. But if you have lab tests
fro your physician and you want to
bring them in and see the before and after,
that’s fine. But really, the main thing is
how do I know you’re healthy– you know, if you feel healthier,
that’s important. But there are some things that
you may not be able to pick up. So it would be good to have a
lab test, like your cholesterol. How are you going to know
your cholesterol was better? But you know, there are some
people who have high cholesterol and they’ve never
had a heart attack. So, you know, why are you
going to go by that? Like, I have high blood pressure but I don’t feel bad from it. But my doctor said I had
to take this medicine to bring my blood pressure down. Well, it is not healthy to keep
your blood pressure high all the time,
so I agree with that, but maybe there’s a different
way to make your blood pressure go down without that drug. By looking at the whole person, seeing what you’re sensitive to
like we talked about, and then finding the remedy,
and then you can stay on your blood pressure medicines,
start these remedies, and then as you start
feeling healthier you can wean off your medicine and see if your blood
pressure’s still okay. That’s how you do it. I feel fine whether
I take my medicine or not. Okay, but you know what,
I’m sure you have– everybody has some
sensitivities. Maybe you have
a little toothache, maybe you have some diarrhea,
maybe you have some irritable bowel a little bit,
maybe you have a skin problem, too dry, or you maybe
you have extreme cravings or you get weak
if you miss a meal. You know, those are the symptoms
that I’m looking at. Are you sensitive
to the heat, the sun? The change in the room
from cold to hot? There’s lots of different
symptoms that I would be asking you as a homeopath. I mean, if there’s nothing
there than maybe you don’t need the blood pressure medicine. No, I don’t know how bad it is, but there’s usually
going to be something there. Maybe some emotional
sensitivity, who knows? What did– like, myself,
I’ve had a cough now for four weeks,
going on five weeks. And I have never had
symptoms for allergy and drainage
or anything like that. So, I thought, “Well,
maybe it’s whooping cough.” I’ve not had any, you know,
fever or anything like that. So I’m wondering
just what you do, the energy healing, does it address diseases? Of course it addresses
diseases, yes. So if you have a cough, we say,
“When did your cough start? What was going on
around that time? Did you try anything–are you
on anything new first of all? Have you had any
emotional thing going on?” And then maybe it’s just
some genetic susceptibility that’s coming to the surface
now as you’re getting up–older. Okay, so, you know, have you had any
change in thirst? Any change in food cravings? Any change in your
temperature of your body? And then when does
the cough come on? When does it get better? What kind of cough? Is it a dry cough,
is it a moist cough? Does it make you
short of breath? What do you do when
you have this cough? Do you cough really, really hard
or do you have to lay down? This is kind of–
I need to know also. What does your tongue look like,
I’ll look at your tongue. What does you–you just
look at lots of things, and then you find
a remedy that has a– I mean, if you have a dry cough and it’s better
when you lay down. “It’s always fine when I’m
in bed, it always goes away.” Those are the things we look at. “Okay, well here’s a remedy.” And you know,
what kind of cough is it? Is it an annoying cough? Is it a cough that makes
you have a headache? Then we’ll look
at the headache too. What does the
headache feel like? There’s a lot of things. When you have symptoms,
you don’t even realize. I’m a homeopath
and sometimes I say, “My God, I didn’t even think
of that symptom that I had.” I was putting some cold ice
on my head the other day and I said, “I didn’t
even think of that,” because you just do it
and you don’t think. You know? So I make you think, I say,
“Okay, let’s talk about this. How about this,
what about that?” That’s how
a homeopathic process is. And then we’ll find–there’s
ton of remedies for cough. There’s tons of them, okay,
but we need to know the state of your cough and if there’s
an etiology, that’s easy. We say, “Okay, ever since
you lost your dog.” Whatever, okay. A lot of things
can affect our body. The energies from outside,
the emotions. Then the genetics, like I said, and then any physical thing. Maybe a drug,
you took Lisinopril. “Oh yeah, I forgot about that,
that causes cough.” Anything else? What is the cost
for an office visit initially to come in
and talk with you? Well, I usually charge
$300 for my visit, and that includes a two,
three-hour interview. And then–I mean,
this is for a chronic case. And then I’ll go through
a lot of things with you, and then the
medicine’s included. I follow up with you, that’s
included, see how you’re doing. If you’re not better I say,
“Come back, get another remedy.” That’s included, okay, so, and then the follow-up
is just like $50. Acute care,
if it’s really acute– usually my acute
are usually chronic. They think they’re acute
but they’re not. It’s like she might
come in with a cough, but it’s not really
an acute problem. It’d probably end up
being a chronic problem. But acute, really acute–
like you just want something just to cover it up
for a while, $75. But you know, really,
it takes a lot of time. Once I find all your symptoms, then I have to plug it
into a computer program. Then I have to think about it,
and a lot of remedies are similar so you
have to get like, “What is different about
this case, what is it?” Okay, so I can spend
hours on a case to find the remedy and say,
“Yes, that is it. I’m going to try
this one, okay?” And it’s fun, it’s fun
because a lot of times, it can make you better
on many levels. So when she comes in for
a cough, I would say, “Okay, what about the other parts
of your body?” That’s what I’m going to say,
you know, “What about your
bowel movements? What about your tongue? Let me look at your tongue,
what about your urine?” I mean, everything, I’m going
to talk about everything. What have you had in the past? Because sometimes something
that was suppressed can come back up. That’s what it’s all about. Anything else? Any other questions? No, well thank you for coming, and I hope you
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