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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

Pregnancy-safe Cold & Flu Remedies

Homeopathy offers literally thousands of pregnancy-safe cold and flu remedies, as well as literally thousands of other acute and chronic symptoms.I wish someone had told me about homeopathy when I was pregnant and had a cold! Even though I was hardly the internet-educated, supre-crunchy mom of today, my gut told me that taking drugs while pregnant was something I should avoid, for the sake of my baby.  Here are tips that may help avoid drugs, but also give symptom relief.

Colds:  Over-the-counter combinations are wonderful. My personal favorite is Boiron’s Cold Calm®.  It can be purchased at many health food stores, and if you can’t find it anywhere else, our office keeps it on hand for our clients.

Coughs:  While there are many individual remedies that are great for coughs, there are several OTC combination remedies that we love.  Boiron’s Chestal® and B&T’s Bronchial Cough Formula® are two of my favorite cough syrups.  Again, they’re readily available OTC.

Flu:  The best remedy in the world for flu, in my humble opinion, is Oscillococcinum.  We’ve even personally found that it may well be helpful with other viral illnesses, as an early-onset immune booster.  Whenever I fly it seems I land next to someone who is obviously ill.  So I start popping my Oscillococcinum® and most of the time I find that I stay healthy.

Stomach “flu”:  Again, I suggest Oscillococcinum, along with homeopathic remedies specific to such illnesses.  For instance, Arsenicum album is excellent for stomach and abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.  It is my go-to remedy for “food poisoning” as well.  It typically knocks the symptoms out very quickly, and has no side-effects of its own.

Of course, there are other remedies that are great for the nausea associated with early pregnancy, such as “morning sickness” (even when it lasts all day long), such as Cocculus.

Fever: two of the best remedies for fevers are homeopathic Ferrum phosphoricum Belladonna.

Homeopathy is safe medicine

Even though Belladonna is a toxic plant, when rendered in the diluted homeopathic form, any toxin becomes a remedy for the same symptoms the toxin would bring on.  And virtually all homeopathic remedies are non-toxic by their very nature.

If you are pregnant and need homeopathic help, we LOVE working with moms-to-be.  We can also help you do a safe detoxification before, or even during, pregnancy.    We can also help with allergy symptoms, almost any new or chronic illness during pregnancy, and can help you stay healthy or get healthy while pregnant, safely.

Of course, if you have any doubts about taking any homeopathic remedies during pregnancy, call us. We can help you find remedies that are safe and effective for whatever might come up during this wonderful time of life, all without side effects!

Call us today.  We’re here for you. And CONGRATULATIONS!

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Homeopathic Detoxification

Homeopathic detoxification may be the most important thing you can do for your health. We cannot over-emphasize the importance of detoxification to the average human being. General and specific homeopathic detoxification is safe, thorough and gentle. The Houston Homeopathy Method is a super-individualized detox method for anyone.

Homeopathic Detoxification is for Everyone

Why? Because we are all bombarded daily by toxins in our air, water, food, on surfaces all around us. These toxins can build up in the system and, over time, can create an entire set of symptoms of their own.

Homeopathy Organics Detoxification Remedies

Every day the subject of detoxification is our first priority at Homeopathy Center of Houston.   The Houston Homeopathic Method can provide a deeply individualized systematic detoxification approach for health and well-being for virtually anyone.  Whether you have no symptoms, or as a part of remediation of health ills and problems, our homeopathic detoxification can be the basis to stay healthy as well as to improve the overall quality of life.

We start with generalized support of the organs and systems of elimination, opening up the exit routes.  This alone may result in improvement for all sorts of health challenges.

Then, as we see improvements such as better digestion and elimination, we can move to more specific, individualized detoxification through homeopathic isopathic remedies, or “isodes.” These are specific highly diluted remedies from the very substances that a person has been exposed to in his/her history. By using isodes, it is possible to homeopathically nudge the body to release cellular residues from chemical exposures, such as pesticides, petroleum products, drugs taken in the past, and contaminants from the air, food and water.

Daily Contamination Demands Daily Homeopathic Detoxification

We are all exposed to unknown and often unacknowledged chemicals on a daily basis.  Our world has had over 80,000 new chemicals unleashed since World War II. Many are derivatives of petroleum, the basis of everything from “miracle drugs” to pesticides, herbicides, and common household products of all sorts. Many people are highly reactive to these chemicals.  We have had clients observe that homeopathic detoxification helped reduce this immediate reactivity.

After WWII, American troops liberating German concentration camps found barrels of a new chemical called “fluoride” sitting all around.  When the German officers were asked what it was used for, they stated “it keeps the prisoners docile and controllable.”   Most municipal drinking water systems add fluoride to the water.

Homeopathy Organics Detoxification Remedies

The military openly admits to spraying heavy metal nano-particles from airplanes in order to extend the reach of radar over the horizon.  What do you think happens to them? Perhaps that is why so many people now suffer from heavy metal toxicity.  Homeopathic detoxification can help eliminate them.

Ever think about your food growing all over the world and what lands on it?   And what about our drinking water reservoirs?   If you live in an urban area like Houston, the municipal government sprays chemical pesticides as often as several nights per week to control mosquitoes!  The residue can easily enter the home on feet, pets or simply through opening and closing doors and windows.

Homeopathic detoxification is good for you – even if you’re healthy NOW.

We all need cleansing from today’s world. Toxins may be a part of life, but it’s not living if one is becoming ill from the world’s toxins!

Science proves that toxins build up in the system. The body can eliminate food very efficiently. But chemicals are foreign to the built-in healing and elimination systems.  They cannot naturally be broken down, metabolized and eliminated.

This is where the Houston Homeopathy Method shines: homeopathic detoxification is safe.  Many detoxification methods depend upon adding chemicals into the system (such as chelation drugs) in the hopes of “capturing” and eliminating toxins.  Homeopathic detoxification merely inputs the “signature” of the offending toxins so that the body can identify and eliminate them. Because homeopathic detoxification adds no actual chemicals (the remedies are too dilute to contain any actual molecules), there are no side-effects, no dangers, just gentle elimination by the body’s own mechanisms.

It does take a professional trained in our method, and in both classical and sequential homeopathy.  Please “don’t try this at home!” There is a definite order that makes the process gentler through our method. While the remedies cannot cause any permanent harm, this level of deep homeopathic detoxification can bring on some elimination symptoms that may catch people by surprise. Our well-versed, experienced practitioners can give you a heads up on what to expect during the process each month.

Some Results of Homeopathic Detoxification

Clients report improvements in digestion, elimination, skin tone and quality, overall relief of aches and pains, and generally improved energy levels just from detoxification. A few clients have shed some unwanted pounds. Science demonstrates that often our cells maintain excess water to dilute toxins. There are innumerable reasons to undertake homeopathic detoxification.  The best reason is because you deserve to feel and look healthier.

No one can guarantee specific health outcomes.  But when someone undertakes homeopathic detoxification, they will be less toxic than when they started.

Our professionals have been successfully helping people gain improvements in their health since 1998, often completely eliminating problems that have plagued them for decades. You CAN get healthy, or stay healthy simply through homeopathic detoxification with the Houston Homeopathy Method.  Call us today.  We can help.

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Homeopathy IRRESISTIBLE Medicine Ear for Infections

Homeopathy IRRESISTIBLE Medicine Ear for Infections: A new report suggests that the pneumococcal vaccine, commonly given to children, is now allowing superbugs to develop which are entirely resistant to every antibiotic used for ear infections. While disturbing to parents, and definitely painful, homeopathy can bring fast, blissful relief.

Antibiotics are starting to create “superbugs” – which are virulent strains that are now seen to be developing in reaction to vaccines supposedly taking down the more common, but less virulent strains.  Whether that is reality or not is yet to be seen, but the point is, whether due to vaccines, antibiotics or environmental factors, if your child has an earache, s/he needs relief.  Homeopathy has never created a “superbug”, and even superbugs are not resistant to homeopathy.

Why?  The mechanism by which homeopathy works is to simply, and elegantly, harness and support the body’s own healing mechanisms.  In the case of strep, which are the strains now under scrutiny over ear infections, the only way that the body can rid itself of a streptococcus infection is through heat – inflammation, either systemically, locally, or both.  Ear infections typically will cause fever in children, sometimes high, sudden onset fevers – which are common with any streptococcus infection.

Homeopathy’s Belladonna may be indicated for earaches, as well as sore throats, sudden-onset and/or high fevers, with radiating heat.  It may help reduce the fever, the discomfort, and the duration of an illness that matches the above symptoms.  Of course, other remedies, such as Chamomilla or Pulsatilla may also be indicated, depending upon the specific symptoms.  Chamomilla is for the child who is so highly overreactive to the pain that the parent wants to just calm or get completely away from the child because s/he is so incessant and demanding.  Pulsatilla earaches will often be accompanied by a more whining tone, strong desire, even fear, of being left alone, and the parent often feels more like cuddling and coddling the child – who may also reject whatever is asked for when it’s received.  It’s an entirely different sort of reaction than for Chamomilla.

Of course, any infection can become serious, so if your child does not improve fairly quickly, you might wish to call our office.  We can usually work in an urgent-care phone call fairly quickly and as soon as the remedies are in hand, often relief is just minutes away.

Better yet – call us to purchase one of our homeopathic 50-remedy kits.  The above remedies, and 47 others are included.  They cover a variety of uncomplicated minor illnesses, aches and pains, digestive, respiratory, cold, cough, flu and more.  It truly becomes your home emergency kit in a box.  If you don’t know what to do, but have a kit on hand, frequently we can get your child (or you) out of pain or discomfort and on the road to recovery with just a brief professional consultation if you have a kit on hand.

 

 

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.

Homeopathy Officially Legitimized

Homeopathy Officially Legitimized

Switzerland has long been known for being the summit of both impartiality and quality – consider Swiss watches, Swiss chocolates, Swiss precision engineering of all sorts.  It is with great honor that we in homeopathy celebrate the announcement on March 28, 2016, of the acceptance of homeopathy, along with several other holistic approaches, as the insurance-covered equivalent of conventional medicine.

After several years of inquiry and a pilot program of temporary coverage by the government healthcare system, and in response to 2/3 of of the population requesting coverage under the Swiss government-run healthcare program, it was established that homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbalism, acupuncture and holistic medicine in general in Switzerland will acquire the same status as conventional medicine by May 2017.

This announcement flies in the face of current politicized attacks on alternative medicine by other countries.  Alternative medicine has been under increased scrutiny in the United States, Canada and other countries, even as more and more consumers – and even medical professionals – flock to find answers to health problems deemed either incurable, or merely controllable, by modern conventional medicine.  Consumers and practitioners alike are questioning the wisdom of blindly accepting modern medicine with its powerful chemical side effects, or risks of surgical infections, or antibiotic-resistant, potentially deadly bacterial infections as the “only” answers to health care.  Many savvy consumers now seek to find methods which respect the natural functions designed into our bodies to heal themselves. After several years of the pilot program, Swiss citizens are clearly impressed with their experience and outcomes, and wish to continue their access to these methods of health improvement and remediation. Our gratitude to the Swiss government for supporting the wishes of their constituents.

The legitimacy now given to these alternative therapies may well be a “shot heard ’round the world” that could spark even greater demand for homeopathy, among other therapies.  We at Homeopathy Center of Houston greatly appreciate the honor now bestowed upon our profession by the Swiss government and look forward to continuing to serve as we have for the past 18 years – with integrity, intention, and a desire to “first, do no harm.”

If you seek a more natural, effective means of health support and healing for chronic illness, allergies, pain, autism, ADD, family wellness and health support or just general, gentle detoxification, please contact us. We are, as always, here to help.

 

 

 

Painless Medicine – Painless Phone Consultations

 

Painless Medicine

Homeopathy is completely noninvasive, painless medicine and gentle (yet powerful) medicine.  We take it one step further by our ability to offer telephone consultations worldwide.  You can do your consultation, by appointment with one of our practitioners, via phone from your home or office.

For our clients with autistic family members, that can be a huge savings of time, wear and tear on the child and travel costs for the caregivers, because we can work into a good time in your family schedule.  And no matter what your health issue, even if you live in the Houston area, we can save you gas and time in traffic! Of course, you are always welcome to pick up your remedies.  But most clients quickly come to appreciate the convenience of receiving their package of homeopathic “goodies” each month right at their doorstep.

Thanks to technology, we are truly unlimited in our reach.  Indeed, we have successfully worked with clients in over 30 different countries so far, and in almost all 50 states.

So if you need our help, or just want an alternative practitioner you can call on, don’t let distance stop you!  We are here for you – where ever YOU are!  Just call us at 713-366-8700!

 

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