Transitioning from conventional care to homeopathic care
Emotional transformation in the Homeopathic Client
Being fed up with conventional care, suppressive treatments or painful side effects is often what compels people to seek an alternative.
Learning of Homeopathy’s proven track record, it’s safety and ease of use is what brings clients to the homeopathic practitioner.
The client unfamiliar with a holistic healing paradigm(system based specific principles) may find themselves in unfamiliar waters.
Over the years I have been working with people in transition, I have observed a common experience among the clients completing a full course of treatment. .
with the cost of insurance that will not treat illness with safe, non toxic medicines. Anxious about the cost of medicine not covered by insurance.
I meet many people who are very hesitant to spend out of pocket for these alternatives. We want to get our money’s worth. We want the resources we pay for- to heal. Sadly this is a challenging endeavor. It is more common that medications are given which compromise our constitutional vitality. Destroying our ability to be well.
We get honest about the actual cost of homeopathy. Like many “alternative” modalities the costs of sessions are usually in the range of $100-$300 a session. I have an amazing acupuncturist who charges $50 a session. Conventional Chemotherapy can cost in the 10′s of thousands of dollars — which is paid by health insurance. But sometimes not.
Early in my career, I was a culinary anthropologist specializing in food for healing. I worked with many people who had cancer. It was interesting to me that the few thousand dollars it might cost to do the Gerson protocol- a remarkably effective juicing regime for those facing cancer, was shunned for it’s cost.
I was very confused back then. Why? Why would a few thousand dollars keep people from using a system that will have no side effects, give them nourishment to feed their bodies when they need it most? These were people who hired a chef! to prepare their meals. The complaint was the money????
I have come to understand that the anger directed at an “alternative” may be the anger a person has because the system they pay into, the system they believe in – needs an alternative.
Understanding our feelings is such a wonderful skill. It helps us understand through which filter we see the world. It allows us to be honest.
We raise our expectations for health.
By reading articles such as this we acknowledge that it is possible to exceed the expectations we have with conventional care. Others have been helped by “alternatives”. If you know the the “Chicken soup for the soul” series of books by Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield, you know how easy this can be. By simply reading stories about those who have risen above their circumstances, the reader becomes inspired to believe more for themselves.
Read about others who have ventured into wellness, rejecting managed chronic illness as a lifestyle. Read about the shockingly fast recoveries from epidemics, panic attacks and childhood diseases by the body that is helped with homeopathy.
Anything that reconnects us to our belief that we are more than we seem is helpful. I like poetry. You will see that I have quoted Rumi, Rilke and Leonard Cohen in some posts on this site.
We speak, act and live with a sense of entitlement.
This is natural outcome of seeing what is possible. We start to believe it, then we want it for ourselves and finally we accept it as a likely outcome. We identify with this new paradigm for our health.
We make a choice.
For many of us, the first time we actively choose to heal– is when faced with a best possible outcome- according to doctors — that is far from acceptable.
We choose something else, an alternative where we find it, because of the possibilities excited within us, because we believe in these possibilities.
We are always choosing for ourselves
Who are we choosing for when we share an alternative with a loved one?
We cannot force another to accept the healing we wish for them .
Over the course of 25 years, my services have been given as a gift dozens of times. After a while I stopped selling gift certificates. The recipient usually does not redeem the certificate. They may ask me to wait until the next round of chemo is over, or they try once to have a Bach flower or Homeopathic consultation. Folks “try” an alternative treatment daring the treatment to succeed in a few sessions where allopathic or conventional treatment failed or harmed the client with seen and unseen side effects.
Successful Care depends on trusting the process
Every system of support operates within it’s own paradigm. To ask the acupuncture or homeopathic treatment to demonstrate it’s action in the language of conventional medicine, is short sighted. Suppressive treatment in conventional medicine diminishes our constitutional vitality. The stronger the vitality the faster the recovery. What we say is that my headache is still there. Give me a pain killer instead. So we suppress symptoms. And one day we have a stroke because we failed to give out body what it needed to heal from within because we were in a rush and were looking for the wrong indicators of progress.
We make a loving demand of our bodies’ to reach their highest level of wellness.
We honor the pace at which the body heals and we support it through empowering and constitutionally vitalizing care.
We set new priorities
What is important to us changes as we become comfortable in the new paradigm. It will vary from person to person. Self care is paramount and we become unafraid of illness. And we repeat the transitional pattern through all challenges life. this is the nature of transformational healing.
We become honest
We raise our expectations for health
We speak, act and live with a sense of entitlement
We make a choice
We make a loving demand for our wellness
Remember we are always choosing for ourselves
And finally we naturally set new priorities.