Dystonia (Involuntary spasms), Raynaud's (Numbness & Stabbing in hands & feet), Blood Platelets & Hives treated with Homeopathy
Case Study 2
Mary had been diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) a rare autoimmune disorder where the blood platelets inside the blood are reduced and so the capability of the body to stop bleeding is reduced. She also had a history of migraines and although in recent times she experienced them only 1x every 3 weeks, she rated them as being very severe at a 10/10
Her cognitive function and energy felt depleted, and she rated the significance of this at 7/10. She had chronic insomnia where she woke frequently during the night feeling restless. Mary’s periods were regular although they contained lots of clots/tissue/fibrous bits along with a burning sensation over the past 3 months.
Mary had quiet a few other complaints that I have listed below along with their intensity as a rating out of 10.
CPTSD where she had a feeling of feeling stuck, restricted, trapped, freighted and couldn’t escape.
Dry hair 7/10
Ears became stuffy, on average 3 days per week rated at 6/10
Nose bleeds 6-7 days per week on waking
Voice had random weird pitch changes mid speech, which had been going on for a few years
Hives on her skin which Mary described as being very itchy and dry. She was able to control it temporarily with steroid cream, however as soon as she stopped using the cream the hives would return. This had been going on for 6 months and she believes it started occurring after she went in a float tank.
A history of very bad Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) but Mary was able to control this by sticking to a FOODMAP diet.
After assessing Mary’s face, coupled with taking all her symptoms into account, I selected Calc 30 as a homeopathic remedy to be taken once a day and to follow up with me in a months time.
Results at one month follow-up
At the one month followup Mary had some decent improvement. I have listed the progress of the various ailments at the one month mark below.
The Dystonia (spasms) she hadn’t noticed but the botox was still in effect.
Raynaud’s + cramping hands & feet now 2-3/10 started at 6/10 after botox.
Migraine – did have one but much less intense.
Cognitive energy improved so that the problem was rated at 3/10 but at the 1 month followup appointment mark came back to the original 7/10
Ears stuffy 0/10 was 6/10.
Nose bleeds – none, was every day
Voice pitch changing - doesn't know hasn't talked much in lockdown
Skin hives slight improvement
Sleep with frequent waking 85% improvement although still not super refreshed in the morning
Mary reported that her body didn’t feel as cold as it usually did
One negative thing Sally noticed was that her period came 1 week early, which was different from normal, she was usually very regular, however her period was less heavy. I explained that sometimes during the healing process things can change a bit, but overall she had some good improvements so we should continue with the prescription, but for the next month she should double the dose to 2x per day.
Results at 2 month follow-up
Next month when I saw Mary for her second follow-up she had improved further. She admitted that she had missed the 2nd dose of the medicine 50% of the time, but she still had made very good progress. Below i have listed her progress with her various ailments.
Dystonia spasms (60-70% improvement) on top of what she would expect usually this far out from her regular botox injections.
Raynauds + cramping hands & feet 1-2/10 now, started at 6/10 after botox
Migraine – none and no headaches either, started at 10/10 1x every 3 weeks
CPTSD (Feeling stuck/frightened) - gone
Cognitive energy got better than it did last month and stayed improved with the problem being rated at 2-3/10, started at 7/10
Ears stuffy – gone, was 6/10
Nose bleeds – gone, was 6-7 days per week on waking
Voice pitch changing –gone, voice is normal now,
Speech & word loss (3/10) was 5/10
Period back to 28 days and less heavy but still some clotting
Skin hives 1x small patch only and no steroids,
Hair Dryness – now rated at a 2/10, was a constant 7/10
Insomnia and sleep with frequent waking now dropped back to 50% improvement and still not super refreshed in the morning, was at 85% improvement last month, Body not as cold
Mary was really starting to make some significant progress now. I decided to increase the strength of her medicine to 200C so that it could provide more healing power, whilst she only needed to take it 1x per day.
I have seen Mary since our last treatment, not for a Homeopathic consult but for Bowen Therapy. She says that her sleep returned to much improved, and more refreshing soon after we increased the strength of her medicine at her last appointment. I remember her telling me her skin/hives had been going really well without the steroids. The progress we had made had continued to hold and indeed continued to improve. She did report having a bit of a setback after having her COVID injection, but I advised her to adjust her dose and within two weeks she had recovered and continued to improve in many areas. She also mentioned to me that she had had a blood test and her blood platelets were in the normal range for the first time in 13 years, and the only things she had done differently in that time was take the homeopathic medicine and get the COVID jab.
Using natural homeopathic medicine we were able to help support Mary’s body to be able to heal it’s self from conditions that western medicine were unable to treat as effectively as Mary would have liked. She previously had been coping by just doing less, and mentioned that her life was just getting smaller and smaller due to her inability to live life to the full because it would cause all her conditions to flare up. When I saw Mary last she seemed very happy and optimistic, she sounded like she felt in control of her health again. She had just come back from a long hike and was able to live life to the full again.
Homeopathic medicine is natural, and in 200 years of use has proved to have no side effects or interactions with western medicine. The remedies are cheap, costing only $10 for a month’s supply.
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Case Study 1
Tragically, it had been almost a year since the passing of her granddaughter, and she was still experiencing quiet significant feelings of grief, as well as worrying about her children, especially the parent of her deceased granddaughter. Sally had been having some difficulty sleeping and was taking some over the counter medications to help her with sleep.
After assessing Sallys face, coupled with taking all her symptoms into account, I selected Phos 30 as a homeopathic remedy to be taken once a day and to follow up with me in a months time.
Results at one month followup
At the one month followup Sally said she was very pleased with the progress. The fluid in her ear was totally gone along with the vertigo / dizziness. The barking cough she no longer experienced, and the cramping in her feet / calves and fingers was significantly reduced. Sally said that since she started taking the homeopathic medicine, it had helped her feel more settled with her grieving of her granddaughter, and she now felt more calm and more at peace with the situation. Sally’s sleep had improved and she no longer needed to use the over counter sleep aid she had been using for some time, and was having good quality restorative sleep using the homeopathic remedy alone.
One negative thing Sally noticed was the last couple of days she had been waking up with a sore neck/shoulder, yet it resolved shortly after waking with movement, which I feel was caused by the healing process of her middle ear. Sally continued with the same prescription for another month.
Results at two month followup
Next month when I saw Sally for her second follow-up she seemed really pleased with how she was travelling. The fluid in her ear, along with the vertigo had not returned, neither had the barking cough. The new issue of the neck/shoulder pain from our last followup session had fully resolved a couple of days after our last followup session, The cramping in her feet / calves and fingers was still improving and her sleep was still really good. Sally also had bone on bone osteoarthritis in her knee which she had been living with for 20 years, yet she said she felt the homeopathic remedy had helped with the pain in her knee also, she had just been for a long walk and her knee was not sore that day.
Using natural homeopathic medicine we were able to help support Sally’s body to be able to heal it’s self from conditions that western medicine and surgery were unable to treat as effectively as Sally would have liked. She now has a good level of relief where she doesn’t experience any symptoms from a range of her presenting complains, with medicine that in 200 years of use have proved to have no side effects, and which only cost her $10 for a month’s supply.
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What is Arthritis?
What Causes Arthritis?
Cartilage is the hard coating found at the end of the bones which meet at a joint. Due to wear and tear of the cartilage, those diagnosed with Osteoarthritis have a situation where their bones are grinding against one another when the joint is being moved which can result in restricted movement of the affected joint and pain. Normally this occurs with age, over years, but there can be a sudden onset after an injury as well.
For those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the lining present in the joint capsule. This is a tough membrane that encloses the entire joint and is known as the synovial membrane which provides lubrication to the joint. When it becomes inflamed, the bone and cartilage of the affected joint can become damaged through the un-lubricated grinding of the adjoining bones as the joint moves.
Family history, age, sex and previous joint injuries are various factors that can predispose someone towards Arthritis.
When to Seek Treatment for Arthritis?
With rheumatoid arthritis, the earlier one seeks treatment the better. Since the lack of synovial fluid in the joint is causing a lot of wear and tear to the cartilage within the joint, the earlier proper functioning is restored to the joint, the less structural damage that will be sustained to the cartilage and bony structures within the joint. Bowen Therapy can be very effective, as it works through the body's fascial system, an extension of the nervous system to help correct the root cause - the nervous system attacking the lining of the joints.
If one is suffering from osteoarthritis, Bowen Therapy is unable to restore the damaged joint cartilage or underlying bone damage, however it can be effective at relieving the pain associated with osteoarthritis as well as improve joint functionality and mobility. Other treatment options that may be offered by a doctor to provide relief from joint pain and functionality are analgesics which can relieve pain but not provide any relief from inflammation, or NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that can be prescribed that target both symptoms. NSAIDs may have side-effects though, like increasing your risk of heart attacks or stroke. Creams and ointments can also be applied to help alleviate symptoms caused by Arthritis. Corticosteroids may also be administered to suppress the immune system.
When conservative measure prove to be ineffective. Surgery can involve joint repair where the surfaces of joints are made smooth to improve function, joint replacement like that of the hips or knees or joint fusion for smaller joints to stop the joint moving all together.
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What is Carpal Tunnel?
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The carpal tunnel is the name for a structure in your wrist, a narrow passageway made of bone and ligaments that protects the nerve and tendons that run to your hand and fingers. When the nerve running through the carpal tunnel is pinched or compressed, one begins to experience the pain, tingling or weakness of carpal tunnel syndrome. The anatomy of the carpal tunnel can be different in different people leaving those born with a narrow carpal tunnel potentially more susceptible to this problem. The width of the carpal tunnel can also be affected through wrist fractures or arthritic conditions which can cause a narrowing of the carpal tunnel, also increasing the likelihood of experiencing this condition.
However often I find carpal tunnel syndrome is experienced after repetitive overuse of the muscles of the forearms and wrists. A type of repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the muscles and tendons in this area. Relaxing and softening the soft tissues in the area usually brings considerable relief.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be common in women who are pregnant or going through menopause because they tend to have fluid retention that can cause a narrowing of the carpal tunnel. Often the condition resolves on it's own once the pregnancy is over.
When to Seek Treatment for Carpal Tunnel?
As with any ailment it's best to begin treatment as early as possible to reduce discomfort and recovery time. Bowen Therapy treatments loosen the soft tissues that compress the nerves responsible for carpal tunnel pain, and increase blood flow to the area to facilitate healing for long lasting relief. We have been very successful in the past with relieving client's Carpal Tunnel pain with a range of different causes.