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Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies

It seems that this time of year we all feel the joy of the renewal of nature, the warming of the earth and…AACHOO…the trigger of pollen in the air.

Homeopathic Allergy Remedies

Here are some helpful, readily available remedies to try to hay fever relief.

 

Allium cepa (Red onion):  If your symptoms include sneezing with burning, runny nose, burning, tearful, red-rimmed eyes, as if you’d just peeled an onion, this is a good starting point.

Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright): If you tend towards conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye and eyelids with weeping, or thick discharges), this may be the remedy for you. It also helps with headaches from the stuffiness.  There is so much nasal discharge, there is a complaint of “I feel like I’m drowning” that would indicate this as a good remedy.

Sabadilla (Cevadilla seed):  When your eyelids are red and burn terribly, with spasms of sneezing, and copious watery nasal discharge, even a touch of a wheeze, Sabadilla may bring relief.

Nux Vomica (Colubrina): Where there are paroxysms of sneeze after sneeze, with stuffiness that changes sides as you roll over at night, from left to right, reach for Nux vomica (this applies to colds with those symptoms, as well).  Nux can help with any symptom where you feel you “want to but can’t” – so “if I could just blow my nose, I’d feel better,” for instance. With nux the eyes may be bloodshot, and there may be itching of the ears as an indicator symptom. It also helps with the wheezing that may accompany allergies.

 

 

Homeopathy DIY+: Professional formulas at DIY costs

If the remedies above don’t help, or only give minimal relief, call us.  Our NEW programs offer tried-and-true, professional allergy formulas, not available online or in stores, only from qualified practitioners.

Check out our NEW Homeopathy DIY+ Hay Fever Allergy Program, available now! It’s a great starting place for anyone seeking immediate relief.

Chronic sinusitis?  Our new Homeopathy DIY+ Sinus Relief Program may be for you.

Not sure which program you need?  Your homeopath can help suggest the best program at your initial “starter” consultation.

Tired of fighting allergies every year?

Long-term detoxification may end your misery!

While certainly things are pollinating as we all look forward to floral festivals, it may not just be a matter of pollen. In Houston, we breathe up to five times more mercury in our air than almost any other city in the United States. Other areas of the country also have high levels of mercury in the air from petroleum or chemical refineries and generalized air pollution carries other heavy metals. What does that have to do with allergies?  A great deal actually.

In the homeopathic materia medica the symptoms that are brought on by the substance mercurius vivus (quicksilver, or pure mercury) include, but are not limited to, “eyes: burning acrid discharge, nose: sinusitis and colds, coryza (runny nose) with sneezing; frequent sneezing; yellow, green, fetid, possible glue-like discharges; mucous membranes: inflamed, irritated; thick yellow nasal discharge,” all commonly found symptoms in many seasonal allergies.

Common sources of mercury toxicity, which can lead into allergies, can be mercury amalgam or “silver” dental fillings, batteries, broken CFC or fluorescent light bulbs, and air pollution from factories, refineries or chemical plants.  While thimerosal, a common vaccine ingredient, has been removed from some childhood vaccines, many vaccines such as the flu vaccine, still contain high levels of mercury.

There are different ways to try to detoxify this heavy metal, but one of the most efficient, and gentle approaches is through the Houston Homeopathy Method of sequential homeopathy.  We have had many people come to us over the years with chronic sinus issues, such as hay fever, eye irritation, and other common symptoms of allergy reactions. While we work to desensitize the system to the known pollen allergens, while simultaneously supporting the detoxification exit routes, we can usually get tangible relief through reduction of inflammation and the histamine reaction.  Many of our clients have been able to get off of their allergy medications, allergy shots, sinus medications, even steroids which had been used, often for many years to “manage their symptoms.” As we have said before in these articles, symptom management is not the same as true health.

If you or someone you love has been plagued with chronic allergies, sinusitis, or other common sensitivities, homeopathic detoxification and sensitivity reduction through the Houston Homeopathy Method might offer solutions without drugs and their side effects, without expensive testing, through gentle homeopathic detoxification and desensitization.

For the longer term detox, consider the Houston Homeopathy Method.  If you’re not certain you’re ready for it, you can start with the DIY+ program, and switch at any time, with a discounted initial consultation for being a DIY+ client!

Stories from Homeopathy Houston

OCD, “PANDAS,” Tics, Tourette’s and Autism: Commonalities and Houston Homeopathy Method(HHM) Solutions

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD used to be a rarity, but according to the NIMH[i], approximately 2.3%, or 3.3 million American adults between ages 18 and 54 have OCD. At least one-third of the cases began in childhood.  In many cases, OCD exists alongside other problems such as tics or Tourette’s Syndrome, eating disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, and many behavioral disorders.

Many autistic children have OCD characteristics as well, which manifest as rigidity and inability to transition from one place or activity to the next, or obsession with lining up toys, and other particular rituals. In many non-autistic cases, it manifests merely as “I wash my hands a lot” or “I can’t go to bed at night without making sure all of my remote controls are lined up a certain way.”

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is so life impacting that the estimate of economic losses in the US even as far back as 1990 was $8.4 billion, almost 6% of the total mental health bill in America.  Since that time, it is apparent that the affliction is becoming more prevalent, and more deeply impacting, even to the verge of destroying the quality of life for millions of adults and children and their families.

First a statement of clarification: homeopaths do not rely on medical diagnostic terms for their analysis of how to work with a case.   However, most clients approach a homeopath with a diagnosis, often quickly giving us a generalized idea of what the problems are.  Beyond that, a diagnosis is not necessary for homeopaths to work successfully with any client.  Instead, the homeopath will individualize each case based upon the presenting symptoms.

This gives the homeopath a distinct advantage over conventional medicine’s methodology.  The homeopath will examine in great detail the client’s history, family traits, and presenting symptoms, but it is not necessary to know the specific “pathogenic germ” that is responsible in order to successfully help the client’s symptoms.   She must know her tools – the homeopathic materia medica, a compendium of 4000 or so homeopathic remedies available to homeopaths, and how to interpret the body’s communications through the symptoms, so that she can best match them to the appropriate remedy, based on the Law of Similars and/or the Laws of Isopathy.   However, if there are known indications as to a certain pathogen and its effects on the system, that can be taken into account and help to guide the choice of remedy or remedies.

Homeopathy Center’s research has found some interesting connections between the disorders mentioned above. The most common thread we are finding is strep as a possible causation, primarily cell wall deficient strep. Perhaps this “auto-immune” form of strep is caused by the breakdown of the cell wall of pathogenic streptococcus, but not the complete destruction of the microbe, by antibiotics. It is the cell wall that is attacked by conventional medicine’s antibiotics.

According to the work done by Lida Mattman, Ph.D., throughout her life, If the cell wall is partially or completely destroyed, or if the bacteria do not all die, and many do not, then those that remained with a cell wall deficiency are often much more virulent and dangerous to the system.  This is because the immune system cannot recognize them as the enemy, and can’t destroy them. These are commonly called “Cell-wall-deficient forms” or “L-forms.” Dr. Mattman wisely referred to them as “stealth pathogens,” operating right under the immune system’s nose.

Homeopathic remedies do not add to this stripping away of the very thing that makes a pathogen recognizable to the immune system.   They do not act through chemically bullying a pathogen into submission.  Rather, the homeopathic remedy in its highly diluted form, carries a small “picture” into the system or signal, which will match very similarly the signal of the illness (whether caused by one or many pathogens, identified or not by mere humans). The homeopathic remedy is a dilute remedy with a signal that is “most similar” to the symptoms of the sick person, which can alert the vital force, or immune system, to aid

recovery even if the exact pathogen is not known.

The advantages become obvious, including that expensive lab tests are not necessary for the homeopath to be successful.  Many of our clients have found relief through remedies which typically would help a sore throat or ear infection to be helpful with their obsessions, compulsions and tics.   And because we know that medical literature supports that sore throats and ear infections being commonly caused by streptococcus, it is a reasonable inference that perhaps the reason these remedies work for earaches, sore throats and OCD is because perhaps all three are caused by the same thing – streptococcus.

Ironically, modern medicine backs this homeopathic inference as the following demonstrates.  Medical research by Susan Swedo, MD, at the NIMH provided confirmation of our understanding of the physiological etiology of OCD, tics and movement disorders.[ii]   While powerful concerns would prefer to classify OCD, like autism, as a mental/behavioral disorder (whether out of disbelief of the truth or avoidance thereof), our case studies affirm Dr. Swedo’s findings that a physical component plays the leading role in this large category of complaints.

As part of the healing process, our clients will frequently run fevers.  We often see gains (a marked decrease in complaints) as the parents relieved fevers with any of several homeopathic remedies which also are commonly used for sore throats and ear aches.   These maladies in medical literature have long been etiologically related to streptococcus.

In the past 2 years, this experience has allowed us to expand and focus more on homeopathy aimed at several specific pathogenic syndromes, in particular, those associated in both homeopathic and medical literature with strep, herpes, and measles virus.   By generally focusing on remedies for our clients’ behavioral symptoms (which is a common approach in homeopathy) we have discovered that repeatedly we are pulled toward, and finding success with groups of remedies which revolve around these three important symptom constellations.

Using all forms of homeopathic remedies in proprietary combinations, nosodes, sarcodes, German biological and gemmotherapy remedies, the immune system is given the much needed support required for true healing and apparent elimination of the offending microbes.  Through this focus, and combined with a sequential approach to healing, we are seeing many clients significantly reduce or eliminate their tics, OCD, rigidity, and anxiety levels, while many ASD children are gaining in cognitive, speech and social skills.

This same focus is precisely the vantage point that Homeopathy Center of Houston has successfully employed with children who come to us with a diagnosis somewhere on the Autism spectrum including ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and Autism.  As we find effective ways to help one behavioral problem it often carries over to others.

Just as we do not need to know the pathogen, we do not need a formal medical diagnosis to gain positive results.  In fact, many homeopaths feel that a diagnostic term can occasionally serve as a distraction to seeking all of the person’s individualized symptoms.  It is not a detriment, but can sometimes imply symptoms which may or may not be present in the individual.  And it is the individualized way in which each person is affected by and exhibits his/her symptoms that the homeopath must seek and work with.

Often the symptoms of illnesses attributed to this or that “germ” are simply the body’s unique means of reacting differently to the same pathogen.  For instance, where one child may get frequent rashes, another develops obsessions or compulsions.   While strep may act as an inflammatory pathogen in one person’s throat, in another, it inflames the skin into a rash, and in a third, it may inflame the brain stem and create obsessions.

In other cases, there may

be many different pathogens involved – for instance, measles virus is known to enter the central nervous system, as do herpes viruses.  Because the homeopathic remedies boost the body’s own Vital Force (partly the immune system, partly the energy required to maintain homeostasis and sustain life) to do the work, the Vital Force may tackle one set of “pathogens” one time, and a different set at another. It does not matter whether it is one or many pathogens responsible – we can still follow and support the client’s recovery through the process using indicated remedies to support the body’s natural elimination and rebalancing capabilities (symptoms).

While the symptoms of Dr. Swedo’s term “PANDAS” are not what conventional medicine previously associated with streptococcus infections, she has noted the presence of strep antibodies which she surmises to be attacking the basal ganglia.  Whether this is the actual mechanism or not, in our clinical experience, we can only say that no matter what the name, or the mechanism, homeopathic remedies for complaints associated with strep have provided most of our clients relief from inflammatory symptoms, movement and obsession disorders, and seem to make common sense when compared to Dr. Swedo’s view of this relatively “new” phenomenon of PANDAS.

Unfortunately, the prevailing wisdom is that if PANDAS becomes a definitive diagnostic term, then the obvious treatment medically would be long term antibiotics.  However, there are grave concerns about the effects of long term antibiotics which may be only a panacea for some. It is well known that 75% of our human immune system lies not just in the physical entity we call the gut, but with the biological ecosystem of the gut flora, and bacterial population.  It is equally well known that antibiotics, even in short term, disrupt this fragile balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut, hence long term, could possibly be doing more harm than good.

Homeopathy offers a non-suppressive, broad-based option to help restore immune system function, reduce the obsessions, compulsions and motor problems, and creates no side effects.  It supports the immune system, and cannot destroy the delicate balance of the gut flora.  Homeopathic remedies do not create “cell wall deficient” highly pathogenic forms.  They can only harness the body’s own innate healing mechanisms and gently nudge them back toward balance or homeostasis, without toxins, harm or drugs.

The best part is – all true healing is self-healing – when the body heals itself, with homeopathy effectively “calling the signals” then the healing is true, deep, and lasting.   Once the body rids itself of the offenders, there are no “rebounds” or cycles, whereby the remedies are stopped but the symptoms keep returning or worsening, necessitating ongoing, lifelong treatment, as is advocated for PANDAS.

So far, our homeopathic work has been very promising and successful with many children who have suffered tics, obsessions and compulsions.  No matter the medical prevailing wisdom or controversy over of how to treat these disorders, there is a growing body of accepted knowledge that points out that OCD is much more a physiological illness that affects behavior.

As outlined above, homeopathy does not depend upon cookbook medicine, or identification of a specific pathogen, and is not based on a “diagnostic criteria for treatment.”  Our children and adults are treated as people who have a problem, not as a diagnosis which gets a one-size-fits-all answer.

The key to the Houston Homeopathy Method is the method. It is a thought process and unique application of many different homeopathic methodologies that has reaped huge rewards for not only our clients, but even some of our own children.

What outcomes have we seen?   With children with autism, we’ve had huge improvements in “stereotypical autism behaviors” such as inability to transition, rigid reliance on a perfectly controlled schedule, more ability to be redirected away from their compulsions, and gradual fading away of all of the above – coupled with greater long term indications of overall better health.   Many of our children who were not talking have begun talking, those who had simple labeling or single answer demands have started moving into full sentences.

One very surprising commonality is that our kids seem to be happier.   Even toileting has become much better in many cases.   For our more verbal children we are seeing more interaction, more descriptive language, more spontaneous and expressive of emotion than seemingly unemotional, robotic language (as is typical from ABA approaches), and gains in social behaviors.

With our clients whose primary complaints include obsessions and/or compulsive behaviors, or who had OCD diagnoses when they came to us, as they progress through the HHM, we’ve seen that they are much less obsessed, able to regain normal control of their anxieties (also related to strep, we are realizing), and able to relax and return to a normal life.   Our children with tics or Tourette’s Syndrome have either lost or greatly diminished their tics, and many are still working with us, with every good reason to believe they will lose their tics entirely.

The recovery is not overnight, as most of our clients have had multiple exposures to bacteria, or “infections” and been treated previously with antibiotics, so the unlayering process may require some time.  But the time required is getting shorter as we discover more through ongoing research and honing our analytical skills.

And most importantly, our clients get better with each step we take in peeling the layers that led up to their current problems.  As we approach the genetic inheritance aspects, the miasm remedies become more important, as well, but that will be the subject of another article.

Watch for our upcoming article on Autism as a Polymicrobial Disorder – and successes from the HHM in the new Autism One magazine: Autism Science Digest, coming in April 2011!!!!

[i] http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/artic/facts_about_obsessive_compulsive_disorder_nimh.htm 

[ii] Leonard, H, Swedo S; Paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS); 2001, Int J Neuropsychopharmacology 4: 191-198

4 Go-to Homeopathic Remedies for Urinary Tract Relief

You know the feeling—that odd sensation something isn’t quite right “down there.” Then you start to feel the urging, the pain … and you know you’ve got the dreaded urinary tract infection (UTI).

UTIs are extremely painful and can put you out of commission for a day or even a week.

That’s why we’re sharing 4 easy homeopathic remedies you can do at home to heal your UTI.

Before you read any farther, go get a HUGE glass of water and start pounding water while you read! Water intake is crucial for urinary problems.


(And of course, if your symptoms are chronic, if they worsen or if you have extenuating circumstances such as a kidney transplant or diabetes, you should consult a healthcare professional, such as a homeopath or naturopath, and consult your doctor before undertaking any new approaches.)

The key is to match the symptoms to the remedy.

Remember, the real trick to homeopathy is to match the greatest number of symptoms with the best remedy that will relieve those symptoms. Little things matter, like when, where, and how it hurts, what makes it better or worse and even urine odor and color. The following are the most common UTI symptoms and the remedies to use to relieve them.

  1. For burning urine, use Cantharis. Burning urine includes the following symptoms:
    • Burning pain that gets worse after emptying the bladder
    • Pain focused in the urethra rather than in the bladder
    • Itching and burning together in the urethra
    • Urine that feels hot and looks cloudy
    • Constant but useless urging followed by just a few drops of urine

    When you are so frantic that you can’t think about anything but the pain, it’s time for Cantharis.

    Cantharis is perhaps one of the most widely applicable urinary tract remedies because there are so many different symptoms that it relieves.

  2. For stinging pain, use homeopathic Apis mellifica 6x (honey bee). Stinging pain may be accompanied by the following symptoms:
    • Very hot urine that looks milky and has an offensive odor
    • Very little urine each time you go

    If this is you, pick up homeopathic Apis mellifica 6x (honey bee) at almost any health food store.

  3. For suppressed anger, use Staphysagria (stavesacre). If you are suppressing anger at someone or had an invasive procedure (including childbirth, a colonoscopy or a cystoscopy) just before the onset of your UTI, you need this remedy.It’s no secret that our mental state affects our physical state. Staphysagria, known in homeopathy as the best “honeymoon cystitis” remedy, will both help with the UTI and allow you to express the anger, let go of the grudge and move on!

    Because it can also help with the low backache from UTIs, either from referred pain or from inflammation of the kidneys, this remedy can help keep things under control while you wait to get in with a doctor or professional homeopath.

  4. If you have severe but dull pain not relieved by urination, use Equisetum. With severe but dull pain, there is often constant urging. While you may pass large quantities of urine, there is no pain relief from it. The urine is typically either clear or light-colored and profuse in quantity.Bonus: Equisetum can also be a good remedy for bedwetting in young and older children.

    There are a few other simple things you can do to help your UTI in conjunction with one of the above methods. First and foremost, drink lots of water. We recommend adding the juice of a quarter of a lemon or even a whole lemon to the water. The lemon soothes, adds antibacterial vitamin C and alkalizes, making your urinary tract less welcoming to bacterial invasion. To make the drink more palatable, you can add a few drops of stevia.

    Vitamin C supplements are another great way to soothe your UTI. Finally, Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus probiotics in general have been shown to help reduce the recurrence of UTIs and can shorten the duration of your attack.Remember, these remedies all work best with occasional UTIs. If you frequently or chronically have to seek urinary tract relief, if you run a fever or if any of the above remedies don’t help after a couple of days, please give us a call at 713-366-8700! We have many additional, harder-to-find products that can help, and we can offer the professional homeopathic experience you may need.

What The Houston Homeopathy Method Can Help: Published Literature

 

If you are wondering “Can homeopathy help with…?” or, “are there any published studies on homeopathy?”,  thanks to the help of www.GreenMedInfo.com, we have complied an extensive document listing abstracts by the illness, injury or therapeutic diagnosis that has been successfully treated with homeopathy, and published.

 

 

Check through the list – chances are your problem will be listed.  However, keep in mind, while this is not exhaustive – virtually any illness or injury, can be helped by homeopathy, whether published or not. This is only a large sampling of those symptoms or illnesses which have been published.  If you are wondering whether to try homeopathy, just because your specific problem may not be listed, homeopathy can still most likely help with it.  If you are still breathing, homeopathy can be effective in the right hands!

Homeopathy is not limited to physical illness.  It works with symptoms in the physical, mental, emotional and behavioral realms.  It shines in acute, minor contagious illness, and sequential homeopathy offers untold answers to chronic complaints.

 

 

The Houston Homeopathy Method has worked with most of these published issues at one time or another, and more.  The truth is, there are very few things which don’t yield to homeopathic treatment. The Houston Homeopathy Method is especially helpful with chronic illness.  Most chronic illness is an accumulation of multiple insults to the body from life: illnesses, injuries, emotional shocks, physical shocks, chemical exposures (including drugs of all classes, including vaccines).  At some point or another, a “tipping point” is reached whereby a final insult of some sort will push the body quickly in the direction of symptoms.  Those symptoms are the body’s final scream for help. While we may focus upon that “tipping point” we also will attend to other factors leading up to it.

The Houston Homeopathy Method uses a sequential homeopathy unlayering method that comes naturally to the body – we begin with the most recent “layer” of insult, and work chronologically backwards through all the various layers in the history of each person to heal one layer at a time, as deeply as the body is capable of healing it.  Rather than trying to eliminate symptoms temporarily by masking them, homeopathy works to allow the body to see and “copy” the illness, taking it to its final battle and overcoming it – then moving on to the next deeper layer.  Our method follows that generalized pattern through each individual’s timeline history.

 

 

Modern medicine excels in emergency medicine, injury reparation, and saving lives where quick action may be required in order to avoid long-term disability or death.  However, where chronic or repetitive illness exists, allopathic medicine may become a trade-off between temporary relief of immediate symptoms and long-term symptoms created of accumulated side effects.  In many cases of chronic disease, modern medicine can only offer “symptom management” with numerous drugs, requiring additional drugs for additional side effects.

Ideally, homeopathy works to allow the body to fully heal itself, yielding long term health, without long term dependence on continued use of drugs, including homeopathic remedies.

We must also periodically detoxify (which homeopathy excels in doing), as well as paying close attention to our diet. We must try to avoid the toxins in most processed, commonly available food and instead, eat a carefully chosen, toxin-free, chemical-free, organic, whole foods diet with minimal processing – which is what our bodies were designed to live on!

Thanks and credit to Sayer Ji and www.GreenMedInfo.com for a wonderful search tool that has allowed us to compile a document that lists a huge percentage of the published research literature, by therapeutic action, on the positive effects of homeopathy.

If you’re wondering whether we can help you with your/your family member’s health problems, please explore our website, or contact us.  We are here to help you.

Homeopathic Tips for Healthy Holidays

Homeopathic Tips for Healthy HolidaysDon’t let holiday travel and stress get the best of you! Try these homeopathic tips for healthy holidays to stay well in this season when families are close (and swapping colds and other viruses), we travel  (with stress and fatigue reducing the immune system’s responsiveness), and the food is awesome (and hard to resist!!!). It’s no fun to be sick during the holidays!

Be kind to yourself: get as much sleep as possible, drink plenty of WATER (not juice or other beverages – WATER!), keep your sugar intake low, wash your hands frequently, get outdoors and breathe some fresh air, stay warm and dry. It may help to increase Vitamin C intake as well as taking some Vitamin D3 on a daily basis.

Now that we’ve sounded like your grandmother (who was very wise!), let’s get some really good homeopathy tips in your hands.**

If you are traveling, prepare yourself with the above advice for several days ahead of the trip. Then take our hand-picked  remedies with you.

Our personal short-list homeopathic travel kit includes: homeopathic Oscillococcinum® flu remedy, homeopathic cold combination tablets, such as Cold Calm®, Our Homeo-Health/HCH First Aid cream and HCH Joint and Muscle cream, HCH Sinus nasal spray, nux vomica, and arsenicum album 6c or 30c.  This time of year, we also typically include a homeopathic cough remedy as well.**

‡Oscillococcinum® flu remedy can be used to help boost your system to fight off viruses (colds and stomach viruses, not just flu) quite well if caught early, and we give our loved ones a few pellets daily.  Personally, we take it 2-3X on days of air travel, as a basic immune system support. While it is mostly known for reducing flu symptoms, it can help withe the nausea and other symptoms from so-called “stomach flu.” In  our 20 years or so experience with it, it also seems to help boost the system to resist illness.

‡Cold Calm® and other similar homeopathic cold combinations are great for travel.  They pack easily, are low potency, so not as negatively affected by airport x-rays as higher potencies may be, and have a broad combination of remedies that will help with the most common cold symptoms, plus fever, sore throats, and even nausea. Cold Calm® and some other combination cold remedies incorporate some cough remedies as well. Read the label indications to be sure.

‡**Traveling brings new foods and different drinking water into your system, so we recommend Arsenicum album for travelers.  It is indicated for nausea, diarrhea, cramping and vomiting from bad food and water. It also can help with certain types of coughs and motion sickness as well.

‡ **Nux vomica can also help with nausea, and is for digestive symptoms related to overeating, overdrinking, or overwork and lack of sleep. If it can be overdone and brings on symptoms, nux can be your friend.  And it helps with nasal congestion from colds, allergies or dry, heated air, especially congestion that you can move from side to side by rolling over in bed! It’s also great for hangovers. (Just sayin’!) and relieves constipation from too many hours in a car or airplane seat!

Our exclusive Joint and Muscle Pain Cream is great for anything related to joints or soft tissue – strains, sprains, overuse, pain from tears, and even bruising – which is why I travel with it.  Murphy’s Law reigns during travel. Have you ever dropped your suitcase off the luggage carousel onto your toe?  Too bad it won’t fix abused luggage.

‡Homeo-Health, Inc. First Aid Cream (available in two sizes, exclusively through our office) is also great for scrapes, cuts, burns and sunburns, and almost any skin injury or irritation – the typical things that Murphy’s mischievous elves also see to during holiday celebrations and travel.

Our HCH Sinus Nasal Spray is great for keeping your nasal passages moist, while soothing the irritation and congestion that can come from colds, flu, or simply dry, heated air.

Arm yourself now for those minor problems that creep into the holidays.

And if you feel out of your league, but want to use homeopathy as an alternative for any minor illness for you or your children, whether from travel or anything else, such as ear or throat infections, croupy coughs in little ones, or other illnesses, we offer an inexpensive, minor acute illness consultation through our office.  You can fill our simple acute care intake forms and fax, email, mail or bring them to the office, and we will get you in with the first available consultant.  You don’t even have to leave home!  Our appointments are quickly and conveniently available via phone from wherever you are, then we will ship your remedies to you, or in the Houston area, you may pick up, either same day or next day, depending upon the time of the appointment.

Homeopathy is a great choice for discerning families seeking a holistic answer for holiday (or every day!) health! Please call us at 713-366-8700 if you need an appointment with one of our practitioners, or if you would like to purchase some of our exclusive HCH and Homeo-Health, Inc. products! And watch for our online store and product line introduction in coming months!

‡ These  statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
** This information is for educational purposes for self-care of minor symptoms only, based upon standard homeopathic indications as outlined in the Homeopathic Pharmacopia of the United States, and are not meant as medical advice.  If you have a medical problem, please consult a qualified practitioner.

Related Link: Resist the Flu – Take Care of YOU – Common Sense & Homeopathy

Resist the Flu – Take Care of YOU – Common Sense & Homeopathy

Common sense tells us that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In our experience, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from flu is to take care of yourself every day, boost your “vital force” and detoxify with homeopathy.  Here are some ways to pamper yourself right now, plus options for “tuning up” an ailing immune system with homeopathic remedies if you catch the flu – or it catches you!
My Favorite Homeopathic Flu-bug Chaser

To boost myself during cold and flu season I take a few pellets weekly of Anas barbariae heptica et cordis 200x,  sold commercially as Oscilloccoccinum®, before I get sick. I also take it when traveling to keep from getting sick during the inevitable rigors and uncontrollable exposures during a trip. I’ve been very pleased how seldom I seem to become ill, and if I succumb to a “bug” it’s usually milder and/or shorter-lived than those around me. I usually increase my intake of Vitamin D3 and Vitamin C as well.

Common Sense & Homeopathy

Homeopathic Detoxification – help for now, help for later

When the body is bogged down by toxins it can increase inflammation, slow down digestion, and everything runs inefficiently.  Enough buildup leaves us vulnerable and susceptible to mild illness such as colds, flu, and other viruses, as well as chronic illness, including cancer.  So the first step is to clean up your environment and diet so you don’t put in any more toxins.  Then let us help you cleanse and restore health on every level – cellular through the whole body and mind.  Even emotional toxicity can be addressed gently – all without pharmaceuticals! A clean body is a healthy body, suffice it to say.

Incorporating the principles of homotoxicology (the study of the effect of toxins on humans), the Houston Homeopathy Method is a highly individualized detoxification system. It can safely and gently aid the body in reducing levels of toxicity of all sorts, from both internal sources and dysfunction, such as “yeast” or fungal dysbiosis and its die-off toxins, as well as environmental toxins, even electromagnetic field damage can be reversed through sequential homeopathy. More detailed information on the Houston Homeopathy Method and its results can be found throughout our website.

Sleep

Sleep is critical for processing, rebuilding, resetting and recovery for the entire being. Without adequate sleep our minds and bodies cannot reset from today’s assaults, both emotionally and physically, and prepare themselves for what tomorrow may bring.  So many adults push themselves, and even their children, with late nights, early mornings, and not enough sleep between to awaken refreshed and recharged.  This means lowered resistance. So resist that temptation to get wrapped up in your favorite TV show or book at bedtime.  Turn out the light and go to sleep. And even with fall/winter holiday excitement in the air, make sure that even during the fun, naps and bedtime remain a priority for the kiddos, as well! ANOTHER TIP: When I can’t “shut it down” mentally and fall asleep, I reach for homeopathic coffea cruda to help calm the nerves and soothe the brain to rest!

Healthy eating and drinking

Think organic, raw, minimally cooked and few or no processed foods.  If it is WHITE – avoid it as much as you can.  Refined  white flour and too much sugar can take a toll on the immune system, leaving one open to illness. Likewise – read the ingredients.  If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it! In the long run, fresh, organic, home-made products are better for all of us.  Fall is apple season – as well as a host of other fruits and fall veggies.  Eating what is in season, locally grown, and organic was shown by Weston Price, DDS, to have such a beneficial effect on the immune system, that it’s even possible to improve one’s teeth!  Truly let medicine be your food, and food be your medicine.  That doesn’t mean the occasional indulgence is out of the question.  The occasional treat is savored more!  Health-enhancing products such as kombucha and fresh, organic juicing are a great addition of concentrated nutrition in an easily digested form, so at least a bottle of fresh cold-pressed green juices, even if you mix with fresh, cold-pressed fruit juices to suit your palate, help promote health and can cleanse the system, as well.

Common Sense & HomeopathyIf you get the flu, let homeopathy FIX you!

If you or child gets sick, here are our three most commonly used remedies for flu symptoms.  Remember, you match the symptoms to the proper remedy for the best response.  If it is a mismatch, worst case, nothing happens. And if you are uncertain, my favorite way to use single remedies is often to combine just a few pellets of each into a water bottle.  We often will combine the remedies below with a few pellets of Oscillococcinum(R) for good measure as well.

Aconitum napellum helps most in the first 24 hours.  Especially helpful if you become ill after exposure to cold wind or becoming chilled, as well as after a sudden fright (think HALLOWEEN for little kids!) and helps with the feeling of “I fear I’ll get worse” or “I’m so miserable I fear I will die.” Helpful for hot, dry fevers, with either pale or bright red face, restlessness, symptoms worse in the evening.

Baptisia tinctoria  works well for throats so sore one can only swallow liquids, bruised sensation of the limbs, achiness of joints and great exhaustion and indifference towards any stimulus. It helps also with mild diarrhea, swollen glands in neck and jaw area.

Eupatorium perfoliatum should be used in presence of watery eyes, mild vertigo, and feeling of deep achiness in the bones, as if they were bruised or broken.  The pains tend to come and go quickly. Also for loose coughs, with soreness in the chest so that one supports it with the hands while coughing. It helps with fever with chills, and insatiable thirst just prior to onset of the chill.

A great investment is one of our 50 remedy kits.  It truly is a “Family Urgent Care Clinic in a Box.”  And it’s available 24/7 right in your cabinet or suitcase! We also carry a number of homeopathic cough, cold and flu remedies.  Join our mailing list for notices of upcoming special offers to save money on your own homeopathic “flu season survival kit”!

If you have a family and would like to have access to our homeopaths, you can fill out our client intake forms ahead of time and we will get you set up so all you will have to do is call if someone becomes ill.  We can do a brief consultation for acute, minor illness, family wellness, and tailor remedies for your immediate and specific needs. Virtually all health support systems work best early in onset.

Our homeopathic “Homeopathy Clinic in a Box(TM)” remedy kits are popular this time of year.  They make great gifts, too. Often, if you have a remedy kit on hand, we can schedule a phone appointment to get you started towards relief immediately by helping you use those remedies first. Please sign up for our newsletter or LIKE us on Facebook so you won’t miss out on special offers this season!

Here’s to a happy, healthy fall, and may the flu-bug not bite.

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Heavy Metals: Damage vs Detox

Our homeopaths have all repeatedly heard parents tell of increased urination, one of several indicators of metal excretion, as a result of our method.  We’ve also seen solid evidence in urine toxin test results* of increased excretion followed by a fall-off over a period of a few months as the levels of burden decrease.  The results afterwards have included better behavioral and cognitive skills, less eczema, less dry skin, less constipation – all symptoms that can point to aluminum toxicity[i], and as the load is reduced, the problems also subside.

For many years, our office has concerned itself with the amount of heavy metals in our environment, vaccines, and as a regular part of our lifestyles.  A recent article in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry[ii] as well as earlier studies [iii] have pointed out the dangers of aluminum in humans.  When combined with other heavy metals, such as mercury, still found in most vaccines, in dental “silver” amalgam fillings as well as in batteries and other things in our daily lives, aluminum’s neurotoxicity (damage to nerve cells) is exponentially increased.  While education is helpful for trying to reduce one’s present and future exposure, most of us have already regularly exposed ourselves to aluminum cookware (guess what kind is routinely used in large commercial kitchens such as manufacturers of processed foods, restaurants and our schools use?), antiperspirants, aluminum cans and foil in cooking, as well as in other areas of life.  The Houston Homeopathy Method can help with your current health from past exposures – all without chelation IVs, drugs or pain.  Reducing your metal load through homeopathy is gentle, simple and may have lasting positive impacts on your health.  While it’s good to know how to reduce exposure in the future, it’s equally important to reduce the current load in the present – for future health!  The Houston Homeopathy Method has proven results.

Call us today and we can help you start cleaning up your system and aiming it towards health, without needles or drugs! Want more details?  Click for more in-depth discussion.

*Homeopathy Center does not test, nor do we interpret test results.  Such tests have been administered and interpreted by licensed medical professionals.  This statement reflects only our paraphrase of medical doctor or laboratory interpretations.

 


[i] Murphy, Robin; “Alumina” monograph; Homeopathic Remedy Guide; pp. 77-81; H.A.N.A.Press, Blacksburg, VA 2000.

[ii] F Mannello, D Ligi, M Canale. Aluminium, carbonyls and cytokines in human nipple aspirate fluids: Possible relationship between inflammation, oxidative stress and breast cancer microenvironment. J Inorg Biochem. 2013 Jul 12. Epub 2013 Jul 12. PMID: 23916117

[iii] Daniel Krewski, Robert A Yokel, Evert Nieboer, David Borchelt, Joshua Cohen, Jean Harry, Sam Kacew, Joan Lindsay, Amal M Mahfouz, Virginie Rondeau. Human health risk assessment for aluminium, aluminium oxide, and aluminium hydroxide. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2007 ;10 Suppl 1:1-269. PMID: 18085482

 

HCH Aspergers Article Published in Peer Review Journal

Cover photo 2013-April

“Asperger’s Syndrome: A Journey, Not a Destination”  was published in the Spring 2013 issue of the peer-review journal, Annals of Psychotherapy and Integrative Medicine.  The article describes the use of the Houston Homeopathy Method for Asperger’s Syndrome through a case narrative from a parent as practitioner perspective. The article can be read in the Annals of Psychotherapy website.

Homeopathy Wellness Healthy Families

Wellness Care for Healthy Families

Wellness does not just happen. We live in a world full of assaults to everyone’s health. From food additives, environmental toxins, and constant bombardment by electromagnetic and radio waves, to be truly well we must be pro-active for our families and ourselves. Homeopathy can be incorporated into a lifestyle of true WELLness not just care for SICKness. Our professionals can advise you on how to reduce toxic exposures, eat more healthy foods, as well as offering detoxification and health strategies before illness starts instead of waiting til the body hits toxic overload.

Looking for an alternative to drugs for your children’s wellness and illness? While we are not medical doctors, and recommend that you maintain a relationship with your family doctor, we can offer relief from most minor illnesses, injuries and pain without drugs. We can help you keep you and your kids healthy through homeopathy. Many clients find they are using medical urgent care facilities less often by trying homeopathy first – before things get out of hand. Others find that they/their children seem to get sick less often after working with homeopathy for a while.

You can save time by enrolling your family members with Homeopathy Center ahead of time and doing a “get-to-know-us” appointment with one of our practitioners.  Then if you or a family member becomes ill and needs our services, we can schedule immediately. Once we have the paperwork completed and into our database, your first appointment would be just a phone call away. Sometimes just with remedies you would have on hand in one of our remedy kits and a convenient phone consultation we can often guide you or your family member towards health immediately!

We offer flexible scheduling for busy families, convenience of telephone consultations and home delivery of remedies, and most of all a caring staff and knowledgeable practitioners to help you provide natural, gentle homeopathic support for wellness and healing.  Call us today!

 

 

Joint Pain? Relief is Here!

Joints – without them we’d be stick men.  And with arthritis, injuries, or even just wear and tear of constant use, it’s easy to start feeling like a stick man, and one that hurts.

Over the years we’ve helped clients with joint pain from osteoarthritis, old injuries, new injuries, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, pain from overuse and repetitive injury pain.  At the base, most have their basis in injury – whether a single traumatic injury or repeated stresses that create what we term “micro-injuries” that over time turn into “maxi-injuries.”  These injuries involve many different types of tissues, all interconnected and interrelated.

With modern medicine the options to relieve that pain are limited.  You can take narcotic pain-killers that trick the brain into believing you don’t really hurt – and then because you don’t get the pain messages, you overuse the area. By the time you feel it because the pain-killers wear off, you’ve truly done damage.  The same can be true of over-the-counter NSAIDS – you reduce the inflammation and dull the pain, but then you can do more damage because you’ve been allowed to think you don’t really hurt – temporarily.  The side-effects can include drowsiness, addiction, digestive discomfort and damage, and in the case of steroids – bone and joint calcification, brittle bones and more.

Homeopathy offers many different ways to help stop the hurting, from temporary, short term topically applied products, to long acting remedies that have been shown to reduce inflammation, and over time, even heal and restore damaged tissues.

If you’re not sure you are ready to commit to a full-blown homeopathic approach, call us to purchase our clinically formulated HCH Joint and Muscle Pain Cream.  Topical, fast relief, in a non-toxic, gentle fast-absorbing cream base.

But what if you are ready for something more permanent and actually healing?  That is where the Houston Homeopathy Method (HHM)shines.  We can incorporate both shorter-acting, yet healing promoting remedies like the Joint and Muscle cream for fast temporary relief.  Then we simultaneously work our way back through your personal history with deeper acting remedies to help release trapped inflammation even old trapped coagulated blood and cellular memories of the original injuries.  This allows your body to then work at a very deep level to relieve pain long term, even permanently in some cases.  The HHM can literally turn back the hands of time, allowing the body to revisit the body memories, much like viewing the memories trapped in the rings of a tree, healing them on many different levels, even allowing for some amazing rejuvenation and rebuilding of damaged tissues.

The addition of a new homeopathic “cytokine therapy” approach is proving to give fast relief of pain, and over time, helps the body to rebalance it’s inflammatory processes away from chronic inflammation and towards more healing, and can even help the body rejuvenate and even restore damaged tissues.

If you’re sick and tired of hurting, call us.  From topical and oral homeopathic self-care remedies to give temporary pain relief to a long-term healing plan, orchestrated by our qualified homeopathic practitioners, we are here to help you not just manage your pain – but to heal it at its root cause.  Call today and let us help you stop suffering!