Do we need to hope that we won’t get sick or do we have something to say about it?
When we blame our aches and pains on old age, is it true?
Is there hope for our children not to face obesity, diabetes, heart disease, or cancer as their expected inheritance?
Are childbirth and menopause actually diseases?
The Hope In Homeopathy And Natural Healing Therapies
Comes From Safety First And Foremost!
Natural Health Is A Path Of Hope!
What Hope Is Homeopathy?
There are a few profound reasons using homeopathy offers hope for millions of people from all walks of life across the globe.
Homeopathic remedies have no known toxic side-effects in over 250 years of use
Why do we think our medicine has to be able to harm us in order to be strong enough to help us?
Considering how pharmaceutical drugs induce side-effects, not usually validated or discovered until after years of use, I feel a profound relief to have another tool to choose from without these threats.
I just want my child or myself to feel better.
Imagine putting a remedy into your mouth or your child’s mouth knowing there is no known toxic side-effect reported in over 250 years of use with millions of people worldwide…
Families who use homeopathy, (my own included) choose to use completely non-toxic remedies first, before taking any risks with our children, or ourselves.
Safety first and foremost is a relief and a hope filled gift from homeopathy.
Homeopathy has been effective in reducing or discontinuing the need for toxic therapies
Why do we think, as we age, living on multiple drugs is an inherent need, as if they were our vitamins?
There is an undisclosed myth hidden in medicine by calling an unwanted effect from a medicine a side-effect.
What if there are no side-effects, just effects?
In reality, substances simply have effects, and these effects — if not occurring now — have a greater and greater chance of occurring each time we use the substance known to have that effect.
Medications and surgeries are not tested for 30 years on other people before coming to market to discover their long term effects.
You are the test.
All those effects listed for the medication are actual effects suffered by another person as the test. The longer you use the substance, the higher the risk of effect.
One of my previous clients had been taking an anti-seizure medication since childhood. As an adult, it had begun to destroy her liver, and her medical doctor insisted that she stop using the drug. While using a homeopathic remedy successfully to improve her liver function, even while on the medication, she was able to let go of the drug which took away the threat of liver damage and death.
After her drug was discontinued, she no longer experienced liver damage, and furthermore the grand-mal seizures she was repeatedly suffering on a monthly basis stopped as well. Yes, that was in the drugs list of so-called side-effects (other effects). It seems as if, without her knowing, the drug had actually become the problem.
Strong medical treatments, while possibly necessary in emergencies, will eventually push us deeper into ill health. If we wish to avoid an early grave, and enjoy a better quality of life, we need to pursue more gentle alternatives for long-term care.
The hope in Homeopathy is how remedies gently, safely, and effectively promote healing without more toxicity. Homeopathy strengthens and allows us to heal ourselves without a greater cost later in life from an eventual effect.
Why shouldn’t we try safety first?
Once the emergency is handled why shouldn’t we try homeopathy to see if we can reduce the risk from a toxic medication?
Why don’t our doctors recommend it to us, first?
Imagine no longer having to face those eventual other-effects later in life. What a profound hope that is for some very fortunate people who come to know homeopathy!
Homeopathy treats our susceptibility to illness
Homeopathy strengthens our overall health and vitality, which allows homeopathy the ability to be effective where other therapies fail.
While dealing with our authentic health, strength, and vitality as opposed to managing symptoms with pharmaceuticals, an entirely different and uncharted world of possibility opens up for us and our health.
Many clients have told me how they feel homeopathy has saved their life. Many clients have also started new life adventures, things they never thought they could do before receiving their specialized homeopathic treatment.
Properly using homeopathic remedies can help us let go of the need for symptomatic treatments. A classically trained homeopathic practitioner will potentially help us reverse these downward trends until there is no need for inefficient, toxic, or even dangerous symptomatic treatments to dominate our lives.
Are you ready for hope?
Testimonies of Hope with Homeopathy
We would like to thank those that have shared their life experience and their journey to wellness using homeopathy. We share these experiences in hopes that you will find encouragement while you take these steps to change your health naturally.
I am a 71-year-old female with a history of ulcerative colitis, on and off, for 40 years. Over the years, I had tried various remedies. Some worked well for a period of time, but then the disease would recur. In November of 2014, I decided to look for a homeopathic doctor, as I had been raised on homeopathy, which my father had been trained in.
I did an internet search and read the websites. Although Dr. Frank was a greater distance from my home than anyone else, I was very impressed with his website and decided to make an appointment with him. My first appointment was December 12, 2014. After a few visits and taking various prescribed remedies, my symptoms disappeared. And, as of this writing, have not returned.
Dr. Frank was also able to help me with post-menopausal hot flashes, insomnia and an old knee injury.
He is a very caring, methodical person who listens without judgment or criticism. I would recommend Dr. Frank to anyone seeking homeopathy treatment for any dis-ease.
Ron Frank is a dedicated, professional, knowledgeable and very caring homeopath. I’m so glad I found him years ago when I was sunk in a deep depression and beginning to have major health issues. He was able to bring me completely out of the depression and has helped me with so many health problems over the years, from heart issues to fibromyalgia and everything in between. He’s also advised me on remedies for my many cats and undoubtedly saved several of their lives also! He’s the first one I turn to when I have a problem. Homeopathy itself is so much more helpful than traditional medicine, with a lot fewer side effects!
With love & light,
I highly recommend Classic Homeopathy for help with your holistic health journey! I started my health journey with Ron about 15 years ago. I suffered from chronic allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, and just overall bad health. It took 2 years for my allergies to be gone completely and so far have never returned, leaving me healthier. I haven’t returned to prescriptions or over the counter anything since. I appreciated Ron’s patience with my transition and helping me learn how to care for myself and my family, which includes my pets.
To any one desiring to be naturally healthy,
I first heard about Ron Frank, and Classic Homeopathy in April of 2015 whan a friend of ours shared with us the amazing results she had achieved since she started her treatment with Ron Frank.
I was 70 years old at that time and had several health issues.
From January 2015 through April 2015, I had been walking 4 miles per day 7 days a week, but I had to back down on my walking when almost overnight I began to experience significant pain around the knees. I had also developed a Baker’s cyst behind my right knee which was approximately 1/4 inch thick and 1.25 inches across. Additionally every time I knelt down on my right knee, I felt as if the knee joint was coming out of the back of my knee. My medical practitioner had no solution.
I had also been suffering from allergies for years to the point that by 2013 I was using two prescription nasal sprays (both steroids), one prescription tablet, and at least on Claritin or Allegra tablet per day to be able to breath freely through my left nostril. My allergies had become so bad it was extremely difficult to focus on anything.
Additionally, I was having trouble getting back to sleep after having got up at night to use the restroom. There were times when I could not get back to sleep and ended up with only three or four hours sleep which was very painful to me.
When our friend told us about Ron Frank and Classic Homeopathy, I was skeptical, but I was also desperate to get better so I could resume my daily walk which was a big part of my life.
So, I made an appointment with Ron Frank for May 8, 2015 and began to follow his advice on what to eat and what not to eat as well as taking his homeopathic remedies over a number of months.
By September, 2015, I noticed I had no pain at all in my knees, despite working 4 to 12 hours per day for two months straight removing 5400 square feet of sod and replacing it with 3/4 inch rock and drought-tolerant plants. Also, the Baker’s cyst behind my right knee was completely gone. Additionally, I could kneel on both knees without any discomfort at all.
By October 2015, Ron had helped me whip my sleepless night challenge and since then I haven’t had any problem getting back to sleep after getting up in the middle of the night.
But that wasn’t all. By January 2016 I was able to control my allergies with natural remedies recommended by Ron. Thanks to Ron Frank, I was not using any prescription or over the counter drugs for my allergies.
At end of November 2015, I started to experience pain in my right hip. (All that heavy yard labor during the previous months must have made an impact on my body). I was then only able to walk up to 1.5 miles before the pan forced me to quit walking for the day. My medical doctor says I have arthritis around the right hip joint, but he has not given me a solution short of orthopedic surgery. So, Ron is helping me with that problem too. While it is still too early to say for sure that we have whipped that challenge, my hip appears to be better and I have walked 2.5 mile per day numerous times since that treatment began.
Garry D. Everson
I have known Ron for a better part of 15 years as friend, client and most importantly colleague. Ron’s specialty is in women’s health concerns, which has served me quite well these past years. Ron’s ability to comprehend the imposing intricateness of his female clientele’s emotional caliber is just simply astounding. Ron’s stellar didactic training, though a fixed part of his classical homeopathic practice, unquestionably helps to support his innate ability to discern his clientele’s individual basic foundational needs. Not to exclude the male clientele, they also benefit greatly under his distinguished tutelage. Ron’s exemplary code of ethics produces healthy outcomes for everyone whose choice is to embrace the extraordinary realm in which Ron espouses to practice, on his clienteles behalf. Ron’s sole resolve is to cultivate an aura of healing and well being, so all can live balanced and fulfilled lives.
Bristol L. Covington N.D., C.N.H.P., M.I.
Lying in bed every morning, thinking about my day’s schedule, and wondering how I would ever be able to get through the day. My eyes heavy from lack of sleep and as always my body exhausted and in pain from never taking a rest. The thought of all the people in my life who needed me and would be tugging on me and dictating the events of my day to meet their needs, so many depending on me to perform. Thirty minutes later I drag myself out of bed, grab a diet coke from the fridge, and run out the door for my first chore of the day.
As I’m driving down the road, my eyes are heavy and my head starts to drop, my body jerks and my eyes open and I’m reminded that I have to stay awake or else. Throughout the rest of the day, I’m running from place to place, repeating this same scene of falling asleep at the wheel, yawning during conversations, grabbing a nap in parking lots and drinking my diet cokes, along with my coffee in order to stay awake. .
It just doesn’t make sense, I’m only 43 years old, is this what old-age does? “If I’m like this now, what will I be like when I’m 50, 60, or 70 if I make it to that age.” “I need to exercise, but I just don’t have the energy”. “I’m not ready to succumb to old age.” “I want to have quality of life, it can’t be too late.” Days on end those thoughts permeated my thinking. The more I felt bad, the more I thought bad, the more I felt bad, the more I hated life.”
That was the way it was until I started homeopathy.That was 6 monthes ago, but because of homeopathy, I have energy, I’m no longer tired when I wake up in the morning and then throughout the day, I don’t even have the afternoon tiredness that most people usually get, yawning has become a memory of the past, PMS symptoms have become almost extinct, I no longer have the joint pain in my knees, wrists, and ankles that has prevented me from brisk walking or jogging for the last 20 years. Being outdoors to jog use to be a dream for me and now I’m jogging a couple miles a day without pain. I’m lifting weights twice a week, I can get on my horse without using something to step up on, and most important is that I’m smiling and truly enjoying my relationships with my family and friends,. I love my life; I’m looking forward to my future and I am no longer afraid of aging, thanks to homeopathy. Yes, I’m still very much needed and still helping others through their difficulties, but , it is a joy and I now have it to give.
Homeopathy will always be my first choice in life for health care.
Claire Demetre; wife, mother of four, grandmother of two and one more on the way.
I work as a librarian and am blessed with the opportunity to read through shelves of books on various topics. I saw an interesting book on the shelf by Robert Wood entitled Homeopathy: Medicine That Works! I was intrigued by the title and checked it out. This book and my usage of homeopathy have changed my life completely.
Thoughout my life I’ve had trouble with constipation no matter what I did to help myself. It was this issue that I brought me to two homeopaths. The problem was not eliminated at the first visit but I was intrigued by the idea that I could have a life with no need for enemas, Metamucil, and laxatives. Ron Frank worked with me to find that right homeopathic regime and today I can honestly say that I have a healthy digestive system.
I’ve told other family members about my enthusiasm for homeopathy and what it can do to help them. I’m especially intrigued by what it can do for mental illness. I was not successful in getting my niece who has a bipolar disorder to continue to work with a homeopath but she and her mother benefited by airing to Ron all the family’s conflicts. They liked knowing that someone cared how they felt.
My sister also had symptoms of a mental illness – this time mental depression. She was losing her purse wherever she went and would oftentimes be ready to cry at the drop of a hat. She had been through a divorce and talked to many family counselors about her sadness. Her relationship with a new boy friend ended with his death after a three year relationship and this caused her even more unhappiness. I thought that she would have to go live with my mother if she didn’t get help. Thus, I offered to take her to see Ron Frank. If she promised to follow his homeopathic regime, I knew she’d get well. That is indeed what happened and I have a happy sister today as a result.
Then, the biggest homeopathic challenge to hit our family occured about two years ago. My mom was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She has severe osteoporosis and I thought we might lose my loving mom if we didn’t do something to help her. She chose to follow the chemeotherapy regime that Kaiser Permanente recommended. Then, I offered to take her to see Ron Frank to see what he could do to help booster her immune system. Mom has been with Ron about two years now and I can honestly say that she is a healthier woman as a result. She is slowly getting back her energy, her hair is growing back nicely, and best of all, she is likely to live a few more good healthy years. My sister who was looking for a job to supplement what she earns through her real estate rentals and massage therapy work has become Mom’s caregiver. I work to get all the homeopathic and naturopathic supplies that Mom needs via the Internet. Thus, we have become a Brady Family Medical Support Team. It has brought all three of us that much closer together and we have better lives as a result.
Homeopathy can indeed change your life. Just be patient and you will see its wonderful work unfold just as the petals of a flower unfold!
Joyce Burk; The Brady Family
To all those concerned about their physical and/or
I would like to recommend Dr. Frank who we all lovingly call Ron. He has been my homeopath for the last four years, and I could not recommend him more highly. I had seen other doctors of homeopathic medicine, but none even came close to helping me as Ron has. He has a true gift for knowing just what remedy you need.
I first saw Ron five days after brain surgery for severe swelling. He gave me one remedy and the swelling was gone within two days. Ever since then I have been seeing Ron, for everything from the common cold to breast cancer, and I have not been disappointed yet.
It is through Ron that I was able to avoid surgery for breast cancer, and knee surgery on a bad knee. I wish I would have met him a couple of years sooner, I know I would have saved me and my family a lot of pain and suffering. I am convinced I would have not needed the two brain surgeries I went through.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to recommend Ron to you. I took this opportunity to be so open with my life, in hopes that it will convince you to see Ron. I am convinced homeopathic medicine, and most important Ron, will help you too.
Good Health to You and Your loved ones,
I am very thankful for finding Ron Frank and homeopathic remedies.
April of this year I thought I just had a bad virus, but after weeks it didn’t go away. I went to several doctors and specialists and no one could help me. In fact, one doctor told me that I may just have to live with it the rest of my life. Of course, I didn’t want to hear that. So a friend of mine suggested Ron Frank and I feel he gave me back my life. Not only did he help me with that problem, but my overall health has greatly improved.
I would highly recommend homeopathic medicine to anyone that has any mental or physical concerns, and above all I would recommend Ron Frank DHM.
Though I had known about homeopathy before, I had what doctors called ulcerative colitis in 1993. They were never sure if my symptoms were from ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. I had been on steroids and in the hospital for a bit more than two weeks. I wanted alternatives.
I had numerous flare-ups from April 1993 and October when a friend referred me to Ron. It was the best referral I ever got. He came to see me for two hours at a friend’s house, and immediately put me on four remedies.
I still went to an internist, who constantly wanted to put me on steroids and medication. I resisted every time, even with bleeding and cramps.
Ron never gave up, and around January of 1995, I believe, the Ferrum Iodatum did the trick.
All along, Ron said I should be angry with him, not myself, if a remedy was not working. The internist was shocked that in April of that year, he said “just keep doing what you are doing”
I consider Ron a friend and a great human being. I have told many people about him. My new husband has also sought advice from him knowing I had such success. I do not have colitis today, and have not in more than ten years.
I cannot thank Ron enough. I love him and Lisa and their soft assurances of health so much!
Confessions Of A Homeopath
What Is Homeopathy?
I discovered homeopathy in my early twenties. Prior to that, I had never even heard of it! I was brought up solely with mainstream medicine and maybe a few vitamins here and there. That’s it. No other experience of alternative medicine, not even a chiropractor.
As a child, my experience with mainstream medicine taught me it was the only thing which had the capacity to save my life when I was in trouble. I was once under a breathing machine as a child and not expected to live, but I did. I’m pretty sure mainstream medicine saved my life with that machine.
However, had my parents known what I have since learned about natural healing and homeopathy, I believe that the machine never would have been necessary.
In 1989, I had my first contact with homeopathy–through my soon to be mother-in-law.
Her diagnosis was a supposedly incurable blood disease called ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura). She was living on Prednisone, a steroid drug to keep her life-threatening disease in check.
ITP is considered an autoimmune disease; her own body would attack its blood platelets and she would bleed from every orifice of her body. If she went off the steroids she would wind up in the hospital on multiple blood transfusions and suffer violent vomiting and purging while going into an extreme state of collapse with the bleeding.
At the time, my mother-in-law was a nurse at a hospital in Tucson, Arizona and was not a happy person. She knew she didn’t have much hope because she was watching some of her patients suffering and dying from the various side-effects of the very same drug she was taking for the ITP.
The Prednisone was keeping her alive, but it was also causing her severe depression, severe osteoporosis with lots of pains, and on those brittle painful bones was a very round and overweight woman due to Cushing’s Syndrome–a side-effect of long-term steroid use.
Discovery of an Alternative
Her family had heard of a man having success with seemingly incurable health conditions like cancer. They wanted to help her, and luckily they were much more open to the idea than I was at the time of seeking that type of help for her.
Her family flew her in from Tucson, Arizona to Los Angeles, California to have a consultation with Dr. Tennakoon George L. DeSilva H.M.D.
Dr. DeSilva was from India. He had a thick accent and a great heart. He spent a lot of time with her and was compassionate about her suffering. After her visit with him she let go of her Prednisone that very day and never started it again.
However, she wasn’t fully healed or symptom free.
Although her blood platelets stopped falling, they were still very low and she would suffer flu-like symptoms once a month for a week at a time. However, this was still a great improvement, and she didn’t have to suffer that severe depression from the Prednisone, or the fear of advancing the other severe side-effects.
Quite remarkable for a single visit.
My First Confession
I soon went in for a personal visit with Dr. DeSilva myself. I wasn’t ill, but I could not fathom taking anyone off their life-sustaining medications in one day. I thought something was wrong.
My confession is, I went in for a visit partially to see if Dr. DeSilva was (that dreaded word used as propaganda against all non-medical practitioners) a quack!
After leaving his office with a little bottle of pellets to daily put under my tongue, an extensive dietary list of what to eat and what to avoid, and being told to boil my water before drinking it, I don’t know that I was as yet much convinced to the contrary.
However, after taking on his regime as a test, I watched my skin texture improve remarkably, and I felt more energetic and happier in general.
I don’t know that I believed any of it, but I started to feel less suspicious of this man.
Homeopathy did fascinate me from the beginning.
My Second Confession
After witnessing the way that Dr. DeSilva worked with my mother-in-law, my new wife and I decided to visit him again–this time with a different purpose in mind. We were ready to expand our family, and we wanted to do so with a healthy foundation. Before the visit, I had mentioned to her about the possibility of going to India so I might study more about homeopathy and understand the changes affecting our family.
It was just a passing thought at the time, and neither of us mentioned the idea to Dr. DeSilva during her first visit.
While she was in her visit with Dr. DeSilva to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and healthy children, Dr. DeSilva asked her outright if I would come and study homeopathy with him.
It was a surprising coincidence.
I decided to look into it sheerly from the curiosity of experiencing something I never knew existed and my own culture seemed to have a blind spot for it. I couldn’t comprehend how our science would not have known of this incredible potential for healing with homeopathy.
Dr. DeSilva had some strange requests of me before I started. He sent me to ask permission from my father to study homeopathy, and to give him a token gift of a pair of socks. Rituals from his culture.
I did comply with asking my father for permission, but I never gave him the socks. My father recommended looking into homeopathy just to learn about Dr. DeSilva’s culture and for the experience.
Previous to starting I had informed Dr. DeSilva that I wanted to learn about homeopathy and his culture, also I confessed to having no intention of practicing homeopathy in the future. He didn’t even lift an eyebrow; instead he launched into my lessons with a thick accent and copies of his own lessons from his time as a student in India over 28 years prior.
There was very little formality once I went into Dr. DeSilva’s office. From the first day I had direct contact with his clients, whom I gave intake forms and questionnaires designed to increase his efficiency. Dr. DeSilva never charged me a single dime for my training, and paid me for my help. On less busy days, he took me out to lunch.
My Third Confession
I struggled trusting all I was being taught because some of Dr. DeSilva’s cultural beliefs were difficult for me to understand.
I initially invalidated some of his teachings, considering them to be merely superstitions arising from the religious beliefs of his culture, akin to belief in the evil eye. I found out later in my own practice how misplaced my dismissal was. (I still don’t believe in the evil-eye; it’s not how I was raised). It took me over a decade to resolve this distrust within myself, and to acknowledge that a person’s inherent cultural/spiritual beliefs does not hinder his/her ability as a healer. I realized that my assumptions were not grounded in reality, not much different than assuming that because someone was raised as a Republican or as a Democrat that he/she could not be an effective physicist, doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc.
Because of my mistrust and suspicion I didn’t believe anything until I actually witnessed the results. I also chose to seek out other sources on homeopathy, including books by people such as Dr. Marjorie Blackie. Dr. Marjorie Blackie was a homeopath and the chief physician to Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family at the time.
While I was reading Dr. Marjorie Blackie’s book, she gave recommendations for remedies to be considered in certain conditions. One remedy she recommended was for Purpura.
My Fourth Confession
I don’t know what it is like for medical doctors, but as you learn about the remedies or medicines you can’t help but think you need them yourself, or that someone in your family does. Luckily, these were homeopathic remedies which have no side-effects, otherwise I most likely would have been frothing from the mouth on the floor drooling and kicking in a seizure from the amount of remedies I tried personally.
I was determined to try this on my mother-in-law, who suffered from purpura. Even though I was not yet thoroughly trained, she surprisingly agreed to work with me. Knowing that homeopathy does not cause any toxic side effects gave us both the confidence to take on the experiment.
She was working at the hospital and could get a blood test anytime she needed. My mother-in-law took a standard blood test before taking the remedy Marjorie Blackie had recommended in her book. Before taking the remedy, her blood test showed her blood platelets were very low, just in the 90’s. (These values are actually in thousands just for clarity.)
She took a dose of the new homeopathic remedy. The very next day, before I would have expected any results, she took another blood test. That second blood test showed her platelets had jumped to a high normal, in the 300’s, and stayed!
In addition to her platelet level returning to a healthy level, she also stopped experiencing the week-long flu-like symptoms she had suffered from each month. She felt much better overall, and was able to enjoy a higher quality of life.
Now, this was a dramatic improvement; I was hooked. Potential cures, without side effects, were within my reach, and our experiment had demonstrated just how easy and clear the results could be. Beyond my own scientific curiosity, having the ability to help someone I deeply cared for feel better was immensely valuable. The idea of practicing homeopathy as a profession suddenly became a real possibility for me.
What else was there to do?
There were many other similar examples; our family continued to experience dramatic results with homeopathy during the years I was studying. My wife during that time had an incredible amount of cysts in her breasts from her over-indulgence in caffeinated products. Dr. DeSilva put her on a restricted diet, stressed that she avoid all caffeine, and gave her a homeopathic remedy. Within a month all the cysts were gone.
I also experienced results from homeopathy personally. A white spot developed in my right eye sclera in the same place I had been stabbed while fencing without a mask as a not too bright teenager.Dr. DeSilva at the time felt it was cancer. I didn’t believe him, but I took his remedy of phosphorus and recommitted to the dietary protocol. The white spot disappeared and didn’t reappear for a decade. *
The Importance of Paper
About two years into my internship, my mentor Dr. DeSilva turned to me and said to go to a homeopathic college. He told me to get a piece of paper with some letters after my name before I started my practice. Dr. DeSilva felt that people like to see that in their practitioner.
So, I did.
I went to what was then called “The College of Homeopathy.” It was run by Dr. Trevor M. Cook, an English man, who at the time was the pharmacist who officially supplied the homeopathic remedies to her Majesty the Queen. I had many teachers, including Dr. Cook. Many of my teachers were medical doctors and practicing homeopaths being flown in from around the United States.
Some of these teachers were quite rigorous. There were very few of us who passed those exams the first time out.
And thanks to Dr. DeSilva’s mentor-ship, I was able to pass the first time.
Traumatic Initiation into a Homeopathic Practice
Several years later, when I had just begun my own homeopathy practice, my mother-in-law suffered a severe relapse. I was awoken about 4 am. with an urgent phone call; she was collapsing into the old symptoms fast. She was refusing to go back into the hospital because she would not go back on that Prednisone, as she put it. She lived over eight hours away from us, in another state.
This relapse was two days before Christmas, which was tragic for her. She feared that her sickness–and possible death–would prevent her from spending time with her greatest loves: her grand kids. My wife and I had a new baby on the way, I had just recently started my own practice, we had just purchased our first home, and my mother-in-law was in a life or death situation and not going for medical help. I felt in over my head, to say the least.
I sat on our bed with a book called Kent’s Repertory, which was written roughly 100 years ago. It was all I had. All I could do was search through my training from Dr. DeSilva and this old book for a clue of what remedy to choose–if any- to stop this collapse.
What if I fail to find a homeopathic remedy right now? What if there isn’t a remedy for this current situation? Though my mind was racing and my heart was pounding, I had to silence those fears and just keep looking.
A remedy for a collapse state similar to what she was going through, camphor, showed up to me. I had no personal experience to show that it would work. However,out of everything I had learned from all of my experienced teachers, this seemed the most logical choice.
The Real Hero of the Hour!
My mother-in-law could go nowhere by this time, let alone pick up a remedy. She suffered with violent vomiting and purging, an ice cold body threatening internal bleeding, and a blindingly painful headache.
The only person my wife could find available to pick up the remedy was my mother-in-law’s ex-husband’s boss. She had to convince him to go wait at the pharmacy until it opened, to purchase an item he was totally unfamiliar with, and finally, to bring this remedy back to his employee’s ex-wife. I have no idea how my wife made this all happen, but she did.
We were all in a state of shock. We waited, on edge, for several hours to see if the remedy would work. Fortunately, it did! She was better by the next day, and got to see her grandchildren for Christmas after all.
Though I was greatly relieved to witness her dramatic improvement, along with everyone else, the series of events left me shaken.
Fear of Failure…
Yet another confession:
The day following that shocking series of events was Christmas Eve. While driving my wife and children to my parent’s house for holiday festivities, my mind was elsewhere; I was suddenly confronted with this newly bestowed responsibility for people’s lives. Despite–or perhaps, in spite–of my successful remedy choice, I was completely overwhelmed, and wondering how I was ever going to survive my new practice. Not surprisingly, I got into a car accident.
Thankfully, no one was physically injured in the accident, except the cars. Christmas was a little rough though.
I also got sick shortly after that, for the same reason, with a fever I could not shake. I needed both the help of my mentor, in choosing a remedy, and a friend, who talked me through my fear of this new level of responsibility.
It took about two weeks for both the fever and the fear to run their course, but I did learn first-hand how stress can be a direct cause of our ailments. This was a great example for me as a young practitioner of our mind-body connection!
Experience Is Everything for a Practitioner of Homeopathy
What I gained from the experience is also where my talent as a practitioner has now grown the strongest. I was so afraid of having to deal with that situation happening again that I demanded of myself to find out why she relapsed.
After thoroughly questioning her regarding her actions during the month prior to the collapse, there was only one thing which stood out to me. She had gone to the dentist just three days prior, and been given medications while she was there. One of those medications was Valium. Upon reading the medical literature, I realized this drug was not supposed to be given to people with a blood disease. In addition, she was also prescribed drugs for pain, which likely contributed to the sudden downward spiral just as much if not more than the Valium.
I asked her to check her medical and dental records to see if any of her other relapses resulting in necessary blood transfusions followed dentist appointments. We found that not only did they occur after dentist appointments, but they always took place three days afterwards. This episode was no different!
In the almost 10 years I was married to her daughter, she never went to the dentist again.
And, tellingly, she never had a relapse again…
This traumatic episode taught me to always seek out the actions and events that led to the ill health in the first place for each individual.
My personal lesson is:
When successful at relieving the symptoms with a remedy, if we don’t discover and deal with what brought it on in the first place, it will cost someone in the future.
My brother-in-law also became a homeopath out of his experiences, and he eventually took over her healthcare.
My mother-in-law passed away, I’m sad to say, just last year–about 20 years after these events. I don’t exactly know what she passed away from, but from what my children described, it may have had a lot to do with the side-effects from the years of steroidal drug use prior to homeopathic interventions.
Which brings us to…
My Final Confession
I never thanked Susan for the difference she made in all our lives, my client’s lives, and especially my children’s. We are all healthier because of her.
I would not know of homeopathy had it not been for her…
*The spot in my right eye sclera eventually did come back and was diagnosed by a medical doctor as cancer. It did not respond to my own choice to re-do the phosphorus, probably because I didn’t make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes at that point in my life. I had also not kept up the life changes which would have prevented it. Again, without addressing the causes there will be a cost. I had it surgically removed successfully and reconfirmed in the lab result as cancer as Dr. DeSilva suspected over a decade previous. I have now made those lifestyle changes permanent for myself, with slight indiscretions, and with no recurrence for well over a decade.
PS. Some names have been changed in this story to protect privacy.