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4 Homeopathic Approaches for Allergy Relief

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.

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Tired of fighting allergies every year?

There’s a reason these allergies keep coming back, and it may not just be a matter of pollen. In Houston, we have up to 5 times more mercury in our air than almost any other city in the United States.

It’s not just our air, either. Other common sources of mercury toxicity are “silver” dental fillings, batteries, broken CFC or fluorescent light bulbs and many vaccines (such as the flu vaccine!).

What does this have to do with allergies? Actually, a great deal.

In the Homeopathic Materia Medica, the symptoms that are brought on by mercurius vivus (quicksilver, or pure mercury) include, but are not limited to:

  • Burning arid discharge from the eyes
  • Sinusitis and colds
  • Runny nose with sneezing
  • Frequent sneezing
  • Yellow, green, fetid, possible glue-like discharges
  • Inflamed, irritated mucous membranes
  • Thick yellow nasal discharge

Sound familiar?

That’s right, these are all commonly found symptoms of many seasonal allergies.

There are different ways to try to detoxify this heavy metal, but one of the most efficient, 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 allergic reactions. As we work to desensitize the system to the known pollen allergens and simultaneously support the detoxification exit routes, we can usually also 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 and even steroids.

Scroll down to discover how homeopathy can help relieve your allergy symptoms with these 4 simple remedies.

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

Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright): If you tend toward 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. If you have so much nasal discharge that you feel like you’re drowning, this is a good remedy for you.

Sabadilla (Cevadilla seed): If you have red, burning eyelids, spasms of sneezing and watery nasal discharge, this remedy may bring relief.

Nux vomica (Colubrina): Reach for nux vomica if you have sneeze after sneeze with stuffiness that changes sides as you roll over at night. Nux can help with any symptom where you feel you “want to but can’t,” including itchy ears and stuffy nose.

So, if you’re saying, “If I could just blow my nose, I’d feel better,” try nux!

If you have been plagued with chronic allergies or sinusitis, you may need a longer-term detox. The Houston Homeopathy Method™ can offer healing without drugs and their side effects or expensive testing through gentle homeopathic detoxification and desensitization.

Learn more about these deep-healing programs here, or contact us to learn more about the best choice for your unique situation.

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

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) used to be a rarity.

But according to the NIMH[i], approximately 2.3% of American adults between ages 18 and 54 have OCD. That’s 3.3 million people, with at least one-third of the cases beginning 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 also have OCD characteristics, which manifest as rigidity and inability to transition from one place or activity to the next, 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.”

OCD 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 country’s total mental health bill. Since that time, the affliction has become more prevalent, and more deeply impacting, destroying the quality of life of millions of adults, children and their families.

 Can homeopathy help with this epidemic?

First, a note 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 the homeopath 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 individualizes each case based upon the presenting symptoms.

This gives the homeopath a distinct advantage over conventional medicine’s methodology. The homeopath examines 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.

Homeopaths must know their tools—especially the homeopathic Materia Medica, a compendium of some 4,000 homeopathic remedies—and how to interpret the body’s communications through the symptoms. This allows homeopaths to best match the symptoms 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, these can help 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 cause, primarily cell wall–deficient strep.

Perhaps this autoimmune form of strep is caused by the breakdown of the cell wall of pathogenic streptococcus, but not the complete destruction of the microbe. Antibiotics attack the cell wall, causing this breakdown.

According to the work done by Lida Mattman, Ph.D., if the cell wall is partially or completely destroyed, or if the bacteria do not all die, then those that remain with a cell wall deficiency are often much more virulent and dangerous to the system.

This occurs because the immune system can’t recognize them as the enemy and can’t destroy them. These are commonly called “cell wall–deficient forms,” or “L-forms.” Dr. Mattman wisely refers 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 by chemically bullying a pathogen into submission.

Rather, the homeopathic remedy in its highly diluted form carries a small “picture” into the system. This picture matches very closely the signal of the illness (whether caused by one or many pathogens, identified or not by humans).

 

The homeopathic remedy is a diluted remedy with a signal that is most similar to the symptoms of the sick person, which can alert the immune system to aid recovery even if the exact pathogen is not known.

 

The advantages are obvious.

Expensive lab tests aren’t necessary.

Many of our clients have found relief for their obsessions, compulsions and tics through remedies that typically would help a sore throat or ear infection.

Because we know that sore throats and ear infections are commonly caused by streptococcus, we can reasonably assume that the reason these remedies work for earaches, sore throats and OCD is because perhaps all three are caused by the same thing—streptococcus.

Modern medicine actually backs this homeopathic inference.

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 many western practitioners might prefer to classify OCD as a mental/behavioral disorder, 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 frequently run fevers. We often see gains (a marked decrease in complaints) as the parents relieve fevers with any of many homeopathic remedies that also are commonly used for sore throats and earaches.

These maladies in medical literature have long been 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, particularly those associated in both homeopathic and medical literature with strep, herpes and the measles virus.

By focusing on remedies for our clients’ behavioral symptoms (which is a common approach in homeopathy), we have discovered that we are repeatedly pulled toward groups of remedies that revolve around these three important symptom constellations.

Using all forms of homeopathic remedies in proprietary combinations—nosodes, sarcodes and German biological and gemmotherapy remedies—the immune system receives the much-needed support required for true healing and elimination of the offending microbes.

Through this focus, combined with a sequential approach to healing, we are seeing many clients significantly reduce or eliminate their tics, OCD, rigidity and anxiety levels, and many ASD children are gaining 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.

A diagnosis is not a detriment, but it can sometimes imply symptoms that may or may not be present in the individual. It is the individualized way in which each person is affected by and exhibits their 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. 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 and herpes viruses are both known to enter the central nervous system. 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 another time.

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 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 and movement and obsession disorders. This makes 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 a panacea only 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 in the biological ecosystem of the gut flora and bacterial population. It is equally well known that antibiotics, even in the short term, disrupt this fragile balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut. In the long term, they could be doing more harm than good.

Homeopathy offers a non-suppressive, broad-based option to help restore immune system function and reduce obsessions, compulsions and motor problems without any 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 harness the body’s own innate healing mechanisms and gently nudge them back toward balance without toxins or drugs.

The best part is that when the body heals itself, the healing is true, deep and lasting. There are no “rebounds” or cycles, whereby the symptoms keep returning or worsening after the remedies are stopped, leaving the patient needing ongoing, lifelong treatment.

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

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

What outcomes have we seen?

We’ve seen clients become much less obsessed, able to regain normal control of their anxieties 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. Most of our clients have had multiple exposures to bacteria, or “infections,” and have 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.

Most importantly, our clients get better with each step we take in peeling back the layers that led to their problems.

To learn more about how we can help you with your OCD, PANDAS, tics and Tourette’s syndrome, click here.

[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 Does Homeopathy Help?

A Guide to the Published Research on the Therapeutic Action and Positive Effects of Homeopathy

If you are wondering “Can homeopathy help with…?” or “Are there any published studies on homeopathy?” you’re in the right place.

Thanks to the help of www.GreenMedInfo.com, we have compiled an extensive list of documents recording the illnesses, injuries or therapeutic diagnoses that have been successfully treated with homeopathy.

Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive. Individuals with virtually any illness or injury can experience relief through homeopathy, whether it has been written about in research or not. This is only a large sampling of those symptoms or illnesses for which there is published research available.

Scroll through the following list—chances are your problem appears below.

To download the full PDF of resources, click here.

Homeopathy is not limited to physical illness. It works with symptoms in the physical, mental, emotional and behavioral realms, no matter the severity of the issue. Homeopathy, particularly the kind offered through our DIY+ programs, shines with acute, minor contagious illness. Sequential homeopathy offers untold answers to chronic complaints.

The Houston Homeopathy Method™ has worked with most of these issues. The truth is there are very few things that don’t yield to homeopathic treatment.

To learn more about how we can help you with your specific condition, contact us here.

7 Homeopathic Remedies 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, travel is frequent and the food is awesome (and hard to resist!).

There are lots of opportunities to get sick during this season: unhealthy food is abundant, stress and fatigue from travel reduce the immune system’s responsiveness and germs are easily swapped in close proximity with our families (not to mention airplanes—yuck!).

It’s no fun to be sick during the holidays!

The most important thing to remember is to be kind to yourself.

Get as much sleep as possible, drink plenty of water (not juice, not soda, not Gatorade®—WATER!), keep your sugar intake low, wash your hands frequently, get outdoors to breathe some fresh air and stay warm and dry when you can.

It may also help to increase vitamin C intake and take 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 Grandma had known about these, we bet she would have passed them on, too!)

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

Our personal short list homeopathic travel kit includes homeopathic Oscillococcinum® flu remedy, homeopathic cold combination tablets such as Coldcalm®, our 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 (including the flu, colds and stomach viruses) quite well if taken early. That’s why we give our loved ones a few pellets daily!

Personally, we take it 2 or 3 times on days of air travel as a basic immune system support. While it is mostly known for reducing flu symptoms, it can help with the nausea and other symptoms from so-called stomach bugs. In our 20+ years of experience with it, we have seen that it also seems to help boost the system to resist illness.

‡Coldcalm® and other similar homeopathic cold combinations are also great for travel. They pack easily, are low potency (so they’re 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, including fever, sore throat and even nausea.

Coldcalm® and some other combination cold remedies incorporate some cough remedies as well. Read the label indications to be sure.

Arsenicum is our recommendation for travelers. ‡**Traveling brings new foods and different drinking water into your system, so this aid for nausea, diarrhea, cramping and vomiting from bad food and water is great to have. It also can help with certain types of coughs and motion sickness.

**Nux vomica can also help with nausea and with digestive symptoms related to overeating, overdrinking, overwork or lack of sleep. If something can be overdone and brings on symptoms, nux can be your friend. That’s what makes it so great for this season of overindulgence.

Nux vomica helps with nasal congestion from colds, allergies and dry, heated air, especially congestion that moves from side to side when you roll over in bed! It’s also great for hangovers (just sayin’!) and relieves constipation from too many hours in a car or airplane seat.

‡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 your abused luggage!

‡Homeo-Health, Inc., First Aid Cream (available in two sizes, exclusively through our office) is also great for scrapes, cuts, burns, sunburns and almost any other 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, so you can enjoy the moments that matter most with the people you love. No more excusing yourself from the Thanksgiving dinner table every 2 minutes to blow your nose!

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

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 or croupy coughs in little ones, we offer an inexpensive, minor acute illness consultation through our office.

You can fill out 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, and then we ship your remedies to you. If you’re in the Houston area, you may choose to pick them up yourself from our office.

‡ 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 Homoeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States, and is 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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The Danger of Heavy Metals

For many years, our office has concerned itself with the amount of heavy metals in our environment, vaccines and overall lifestyle.

A recent article in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry(1) as well as earlier studies(2, 3) have pointed out the dangers of aluminum in humans. When combined with other heavy metals, such as mercury (still found in most vaccines, dental “silver” amalgam fillings, batteries and other things in our daily lives), aluminum has an exponentially higher neurotoxicity (damage to nerve cells).

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 (which is routinely used in large commercial kitchens, such as in those of processed foods manufacturers, restaurants and our schools), antiperspirants, aluminum cans and foil in cooking, as well as aluminum in other areas of life.

We can’t avoid all of the heavy metals in our lives.

But 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 and simple, and it 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 your future health!

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 falloff over a period of a few months as the levels of burden decrease.

The results afterward have included better behavioral and cognitive skills, less eczema, less dry skin and less constipation—all symptoms that can point to aluminum toxicity.

Call us today and we can help you start cleaning up your system and steering it toward better health—without needles or drugs! Click for more details.

*Homeopathy Center does not conduct tests or interpret test results. Such tests have been administered and interpreted by licensed medical professionals. This statement reflects only our paraphrase of medical doctors or laboratory interpretations.

  1. Murphy, Robin. “Alumina” monograph. Homeopathic Remedy Guide; pp. 77–81; H.A.N.A.Press, Blacksburg, VA 2000.

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-reviewed journal Annals of Psychotherapy and Integrative Medicine. Click to learn how the Houston Homeopathy Method works on Asperger’s Syndrome through a case narrative from a parent as practitioner perspective.

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.

Homeopathy Wellness Healthy Families
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!

Without joints, we’d be stickmen. But with arthritis, injuries or even just the wear and tear from constant use, it’s easy to start feeling like a stickman.

Joint problems can hurt. And it’s more than just the pain. You’re less mobile. It’s harder to do the things that you love—like play with your kids or grandkids, take walks, or stand on your feet for long periods of time to cook a delicious meal.

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.

Most have their basis in injury—whether a single traumatic injury or repeated stresses that create what we term “micro-injuries,” which over time turn into “maxi-injuries.” These injuries involve many different types of interconnected and interrelated tissues.

With modern medicine, the options to relieve that pain are limited.

You can take narcotic painkillers 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 the drugs wear off and you feel the pain, 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 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. This topical cream provides fast relief in a nontoxic, gentle way.

But what if you are ready for deep healing?

That is where the Houston Homeopathy Method™ shines.

We can incorporate shorter-acting, yet healing remedies like the Joint and Muscle Pain Cream for fast temporary relief. We simultaneously work our way back through your personal history with more deeply acting remedies to help release trapped inflammation, including 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 in the long term, even permanently in some cases. The Houston Homeopathy Method™ can turn back the hands of time. It allows the body to revisit stored memories, healing them on many different levels and even allowing for 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 it helps the body to rebalance its inflammatory processes away from chronic inflammation toward more healing. It can help the body rejuvenate and even restore damaged tissues.

If you’re sick and tired of not being able to play with the little ones in your life and of experiencing pain from normal daily activities, call us.

From topical and oral homeopathic self-care remedies for 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 heal it at its root cause. Call today and let us help you stop suffering!