She came in weeping, face drawn, obviously frightened. “I’m scheduled to have extensive periodontal surgery tomorrow,” she said, “and I am panicked.” She had been my patient since 2006 when she and her family lived in Houston. Subsequently, they moved to Scotland as her husband got transferred. No dentist in Scotland had been able to [...]
She had no ileum, a three and a half to four meter long piece of the small intestine. It had been surgically removed over four years ago. As a result, she was having frequent diarrhea and had to be extremely careful about everything she put in her mouth. She was seventy years old and I [...]
A woman I had not seen or spoken to in 21 years called to make an appointment for her husband. As I was about to hang up, she said, “Mind if I tell you a story?”
“Not at all,” I said.
She then told how 21 years ago she had taken her newborn daughter to see me [...]
A 59 year old woman called me early one morning as I was about to board a flight to Honduras. Though I had known her for over twenty years I could barely recognize her voice which sounded as though she was being strangled. She had woken at 5 a.m. with the room spinning. She got [...]
Can homeopathic medicine cure problems which are strictly mechanical, for example, pain caused by a relatively hard part of the body (bone, cartilage) pressing on a softer part (nerve)? Yes, it can. Compression of the sciatic nerve can cause such a pain and the correct homeopathic medicine can remedy it as the case below shows.
It was strange—his change in health. Over the past several months, he had noticed a drastic loss in his physical strength, but only in the upper body. I had known this seventy-seven year old man for years. He had always been robust and, until a few years ago, had competed in Team Penning, a physically demanding [...]
Vertigo is a sensation of spinning. The person will report that either the world seems to be spinning or he, himself, is spinning. A spinning sensation, therefore, is common to vertigo. It is difficult to prescribe on common symptoms as there are over six hundred homeopathic medicines that can cure vertigo. The trick, then, is [...]
If one were to ask, “What is the relation between seasonal allergies and paranoia?” the answer would be, “There is none.”
And that is correct…much of the time. However, I once treated a young man with seasonal allergies who, I learned, was packing a pistol and was, indeed, paranoid, not paranoid crazy, but consumed with ideas [...]
“I don’t know what’s wrong with Dov,” she said on the phone. “I think he’s depressed. He’s definitely not himself. He’s not getting up until one in the afternoon, sometimes, two or three. Or he gets up and goes back to bed. He has no interest in anything. He just mopes around the house.”
I had [...]
Everyone hates warts. They are unsightly, even disfiguring. They are caused by viruses that invade the outer layer of the skin causing keratin, a hard protein in the epidermis, to grow too fast. These hard, tough cells push up and out forming a wart. These viruses belong to the human papillomavirus family (HPV) and more [...]
I know. It sounds strange: a man who asks his wife to stand on his buttocks. You’re thinking, “How in the world…?
Well, let’s try to understand what lead up to this apparently bizarre activity. Cosmo, a burly 49 year old Greek immigrant, was changing a tire one day in 2002. As he lifted the tire [...]
Baby Anna had been screaming since birth. “She screams uncontrollably from 7 till 11 p.m. or even midnight,” said her mother.
Anna was her firstborn and I saw her when she was fifteen days old.
When the cry is loud and continuous and lasts one to four hours, often in the evening after feeding, it is called [...]
His name was Kurt and not only was he a patient, but a close friend whom I had been treating for the last three years. He had had a heart attack several years before I met him and had recovered nicely after a stent was placed. He had asthma and various joint pains in the [...]
“I’ve been beat up for two years,” was the opening statement of this 22 year old youth.
He then told how he had fractured his left clavicle two years ago playing football. That was December, 2008. It did not heal well. Then he re-broke it. It still did not heal and was quite painful. He used [...]
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after serious injury with the threat of imminent death. Commonly, the person with PTSD describes re-experiencing horrific images of the traumatic event, nightmares of the event or reactions to situations that remind the person of the event.
It is strongly associated with soldiers returning [...]
People have been dispossessed from their land for centuries. Having one’s own land is a precious commodity. For some it is an extension of oneself. To have that land unlawfully seized or arbitrarily threatened to be taken away can arouse intense feelings of being violated. What follows is one small example of how a land [...]
A divorced woman came in initially complaining of some mild skin and genital itching. But that was mostly a pretext. Actually, she was frantic. Her ex-husband had just filed a suit that, if successful, could result in their sixteen year old son having to live with his father instead of her. He had tons of [...]
The correct homeopathic medicine can correct more than one problem at the same time as the following case of dyslexia and failure to grow illustrates.
Sam, a boy of slight build, born in July 1996, was brought in by his mother with the complaint of “slow growth” and “low weight.” Indeed, at 59 ½ lbs, 4 [...]
The lower esophagus where it enters the stomach was riddled with ulcers. Unusual, to say the least, in a 17 year old boy. He had come down with the flu five or six days earlier—total body aches, fever, the usual flu symptoms. He took ibuprofen, 800 milligrams, the first day and three times that much [...]
Homeopathic Aconite may be an excellent first line of treatment in persons suffering a heart attack. It turns out there is more than one kind of heart attack. In the typical one, one of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle becomes blocked causing that part of the heart muscle fed by [...]
Can homeopathy successfully treat flu? Yes, provided the patient is seen as an individual with unique symptoms, in addition to the common, well-known symptoms of the flu. In all flu patients the common symptoms are: fever, body aches and exhaustion. The homeopath notes the common symptoms and then begins to search for unusual symptoms because [...]
I know. It sounds bizarre: a man who asks his wife to stand on his buttocks.
Well, let’s try to understand what lead up to this apparently bizarre activity. Cosmo, a burly 49 year old Greek immigrant, was changing a tire one day in 2002. As he lifted the tire he felt a sudden severe [...]
In homeopathic prescribing it is often a strange trait or habit that leads us to the correct medicine. Such was the case of a man with Lyme Disease who had virtually no sense of danger even when in a dangerous situation. How his fearlessness lead to the medicine that cured him is the subject of [...]
Everybody has had a cough. They accompany colds and they pass. But every so often a cough does not go away and morphs into an all-consuming torment. Such was the cough of an old patient of mine who called me in the winter of ’09.
He had already been to his local doctor for this same [...]
Epilepsy, for centuries, has been a dreaded disease. Its hallmark is that it strikes without warning rendering the victim temporarily helpless. Epilepsy is a generic term used to define a family of seizure disorders. A seizure is a disturbance of the electrical activity of the brain. Usually it is brief. A person with recurrent [...]
Hyperactive children can be awfully difficult to live with and next to impossible to educate. Add in violent behavior and they can be impossible to live with. Such a child, a girl of four, was brought in by her grandmother who said her granddaughter was unable to focus on anything, not even television or movies. [...]
Focal dystonia, like so many neurological disorders, can be difficult, often impossible, to treat. The term, dystonia, refers to movement disorders in which there are prolonged muscle contractions which cause repetitive movements that are involuntary and sometimes painful, sometimes not. A dystonia can affect a single muscle, a group of muscles, or the entire body.
A 55 year old woman was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF), an infectious disease caused by the bacterium, Rickettsia rickettsii, which is carried by an infected tick. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, headache and lack of appetite. Often there is a rash, abdominal [...]
“It sounds as if she’s talking through her teeth,” I said to myself as I jotted down her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Looking up, I saw she was doing exactly that. Her lips were moving but not her jaw. Her mouth was closed—except for the slight movement of those lips. I [...]
In retrospect, I suspect she had been depressed since birth. But it was only later, after homeopathy had cured her, that I learned the rest of the story.
She was nineteen years old when she first came in with her mother. It was in January, 1996. She had been on anti-depressants twice, once in 1989, again [...]
Warts—those annoying growths that appear on the skin looking like tiny cabbages. Presumably caused by viruses, they are usually burned off by the dermatologist only to grow again somewhere else.
How does homeopathy treat warts?
There are certain homeopathic medicines that are famous for removing warts such as Thuja occidentalis, Causticum and Nitric acid.
All the homeopathic books [...]
How do we know how our homeopathic medicines function? How do we know what each medicine can cure? We know because of PROVINGS.
So what is a proving? Let’s start simply. Say you don’t react well to cow’s milk. Every time you drink milk you get diarrhea. Whenever you drink milk you “prove” that milk causes [...]
She came in for chronic, recurring left flank pain. Flank pain refers to pain in one side of the body between the upper abdomen and the back. It is generally a sign of kidney infection and so it was with Maria who had her first kidney infection when she was four years old. She [...]
SWINE FLU REMEDIES – CAN HOMEOPATHY CURE SWINE FLU?
There is considerable evidence that homeopathy can successfully treat any influenza, be it the current Swine Flu also known as H1N1 or any other flu, provided the correct homeopathic medicine is used. In the influenza epidemic of 1918-19, only 1% of those treated with homeopathy [...]
DIABETIC EMERGENCY—EXTREMELY HIGH BLOOD SUGAR
HOW HOMEOPATHY BROUGHT IT DOWN
High blood glucose (sugar) is the hallmark of diabetes. When it goes very, very high the patient can go into coma. It is a medical emergency. I once had a patient with extremely high blood glucose and, at the time, neither he nor I knew [...]
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER + LYME DISEASE
TREATED SUCCESSFULLY WITH HOMEOPATHY
A 30 year old woman developed Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) followed by Lyme Disease (LD) for which she was treated with partial success with antibiotics. She came to me as she had started to relapse.
RMSF is caused by a bacterium [...]
PAINFUL IRREGULAR MENSES CURED WITH HOMEOPATHIC SULPHUR
Painful menstruation affects affects up to 50% of menstruating women and for some ten percent the discomfort is extreme. Doctors call painful menses dysmenorrhea and there are two types: Primary dysmenorrhea means there is no obvious pelvic pathology and Secondary dysmenorrhea means there is pelvic pathology such [...]
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER BITE TREATED WITH HOMEOPATHY
A three year old child, bitten on her left forearm by a Brown Recluse Spider, was hospitalized. She was lying on her back and not very responsive to any stimulation—verbal or touch. She had been unresponsive for many hours. She was covered in perspiration. Temperature 100.3ºF.
SHOCK FOLLOWING A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CURED WITH ACONITE
A young man was driving his truck when another vehicle ran a red light in front of him. He broadsided the other vehicle. The hood of his truck flew open striking the windshield and shattering it. Radiator steam sprayed all over him. He was fortunate [...]
A 72 year old man underwent knee surgery. When he woke afterward his personality had totally changed. Whereas before he was a mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll now he was a raging and paranoid Mr. Hyde. Though the anesthetic had long worn off his new persona was alarming the entire nursing staff as well as his [...]
A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA
A 39 year old woman from Guatemala appeared in the office two hours early for an appointment she had made just that day. She said she would wait. By chance, the schedule shifted and I was able to see her right away.
HEALING FRACTURES WITH HOMEOPATHY
Usually fractures of the bone heal; sometimes they do not. It is when they do not that homeopathy can often help.
In June, 2008, a 60 year old woman whom I had treated over the years called saying she had suffered a fracture of the right tibia (shin bone) after falling [...]
HOMEOPATHY IN PREGNANCY—EXTREME NAUSEA & VOMITING
Pregnancy can be the most blissful nine months of a woman’s life or the most dismal. For some women it is an abyss of nausea and vomiting and feeling so wretched that during the worst moments it seems an unfair torture that will never end. For some [...]
HOMEOPATHY IN PREGNANCY
Homeopaths are often asked if homeopathic medicines are safe during pregnancy. Yes, they most certainly are as long as they are not given day after day, week after week as there have been reports of miscarriage when prescribed in this manner. When the woman receives one or two or three doses [...]
Pain probably sends more people to doctors than anything else. Naturally, every doctor tries to find out what is causing the pain and then remove it if possible. Dentists are excellent at pinpointing pain and then fixing it. Doctors have a tougher time as the cause is not always knowable. Migraine headaches, for [...]