A Whole Health Clinic patient talks about her journey towards health
Six month long headache alleviated in less than 10 minutes with a homeopathic remedy, a few dollars versus $18,000 for conventional medical care…
Jeffery had suffered with a headache for six months, had all kinds of tests done on him, and tried various drugs and therapies (including conventional medical, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage) without being able to get to the root cause of his headache and cure it. The pain medications he was taking prior to coming to our clinic would help with the headache (in fact, they were the only therapy that did provide any relief), but would compromise his ability to function, and did not address the reason why he was suffering from the headaches. The cumulative amount in bills he and his insurance company together had incurred up to the point when he saw me was nearly $18,000.
During his first visit, he took a dose of his constitutional homeopathic remedy, Pulsatilla, in the office which alleviated his headache within minutes. The pain was literally not present for nearly 3 weeks until he came down with a cold and soon after he took another dose of his remedy. The headache was alleviated again within minutes, similarly to the first time. He never had to take any more pain medications between his first and second visits.
Note that he typically does not thirst for water, and in my opinion, that is why he came down with a headache that was lasting for months. In other words, chronic dehydration was the root cause of his headache. (Refer to a blog I wrote on December 21, 2011 on dehydration.) In addition to alleviating the headache, taking the homeopathic remedy, Pulsatilla, which is his constitutional homeopathic remedy has also helped improve Jefferys thirst for water. Coincidentally, his craving for water was diminished with the acute cold, and along with this, the headache had returned. Redosing his remedy not only alleviated the headache before he left the office at his second visit, but I am sure will also improve his thirst as well.
Its noteworthy that if he had started to drink more water after his first visit, even if he could have forced himself, which is very unlikely for a typical Pulsatilla person (they hate water, and cannot simply force themselves to drink more water), his headache would most likely not be alleviated very quickly, considering how long he had had it. It would take much longer than the few minutes that the homeopathic remedy took to take effect, not to mention that the remedy improved his thirst so that he did not have to force himself to start drinking more water.
To make matters more complicated and interesting, Jeffery moved his head (in all directions) constantly after taking his remedy for the first time in the office. I saw the continuous head movements for at least the latter part of his visit, over a period of 20-30 minutes. His neck had been sore for months which also was entirely alleviated with the remedy. There was also a lipoma (i.e. a fatty growth) over the area on the back of his neck where the pain had been. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the patients own innate self-healing. I believe whatever tissues (soft or bony ones) were out of balance in his neck, which coincidentally had not responded to chiropractic care, were being worked out of his body by the homeopathic remedy right before us, displayed by his sudden desire to move his head in all sorts of ways without any prompting, all within minutes of taking his remedy. In other words, the remedy was making his body move in ways that it needed to get straightened out again, on its own, without physical manipulation by another person, i.e. chiropractic, or verbal suggestions by me. I find this sort of self-healing work that happens with homeopathic remedies to be perhaps the most profound phenomenon I have ever witnessed in the world of medicine and healing. The best example I can share here is that if you cut yourself, how does your skin heal? The body knows how to heal itself, it just needs some support to do so, and homeopathy does just that- it offers support to the innate, self healing mechanisms buried deep within our being.
Finally, consider the cost difference between conventional medicine and homeopathy. Nearly $18,000 was spent on his care previously, compared to a few dollars that his homeopathic remedy costs. I believe homeopathy is a must if we truly are trying to improve our health care system.
(Note: Each person has a homeopathic constitution which is based on his/her temperament/personality traits as well as physical characteristics. Additionally, catching an acute illness such as a cold or the flu in many cases renders a persons constitutional homeopathic remedy ineffective.)
Homeopathic remedies can be a wonderful alternative to anti-depressants…
Loretta used to suffer from severe depression and mood swings. She had tried various conventional anti-depressants as well as pharmaceutical lithium without much success. Her constitutional homeopathic remedy (refer to the article titled constitutional homeopathy under Educational Articles section on this website) along with natural lithium (in the form of oligotherapy, as opposed to pharmaceutical lithium) have helped to literally transform her life.
Post concussion neurological symptoms reversed within a day with a homeopathic remedy
Eric was suffering continuously for three months from a severe headache (10/10 severity) that developed after a car accident. The accident had resulted in a severe concussion with various neurological symptoms. He was also suffering from several other symptoms secondary to a previous concussion that occured nearly 20 years earlier. His numerous symptoms were significantly alleviated within minutes after taking his constitutional homeopathic remedy- Helleborus 200C. As you can see in his one and a half month follow up video, his headache and all of his neurological symptoms were completely alleviated within 24 hours after his first visit. They had not returned at the time of his one and half month follow up visit. He only had to take one dose of a homeopathic remedy during his initial visit, and no more. He did not have to take any other supplements or drugs of any type, just the one dose of a homeopathic remedy. (Note: Not everyone with a concussion benefits from the remedy Helleborus. Homeopathic remedies are carefully selected based on each patients unique set of symptoms.)
Numerous warts alleviated with homeopathy within nearly 2 months
The numerous warts on this boys trunk were alleviated within 2 months by the administration of two consecutive doses of his constitutional homeopathic remedy, Pulsatilla. There was only one wart left uncured by the remedy. There are no viable conventional therapies for warts other than burning them off! Burning warts is not a cure as they often return. This boys warts have never returned within the last several years that I have known him. His hives were the result of his liver not being able to process the fish oil supplement he was consuming. Support to his liver function was ultimately what cured the hives.
Homeopathy is an effective alternative for treating depression
Amanda’s eating disorder was completely alleviated by two sessions of EFT (or meridian tapping), and her depression was successfully addressed by her “constitutional” homeopathic remedy. For further information on these two topics, you can do a search on our website.
Homeopathy is highly effective in the treatment of common childhood maladies such as fears.
Carston’s chief complaint of fears was very nicely alleviated with his “constitutional” homeopathic remedy.
Drea’s complaints included intermittent abdominal pain for a few years prior to her visit to Whole Health Clinic, along with a persistent complaint of bumpy, dry, and itchy skin. Additionally, she used to suffer from hives several times a year. All of Drea’s complaints have been alleviated using her “constitutional” homeopathic remedy and a basic cleansing program.
Homeopathy – Do It!
Digestive Complaints and Homeopathy
Note by Dr. Sharif: Janet’s constitutional remedy is actually Silica. I had given her Natrum muriaticum initially which did appear to have helped her significantly. However, it stopped helping her at some point. It was not until we found her “constitutional” homeopathic remedy- Silica- that she truly experienced real relief from her digestive complaints.
Homeopathy and Autism
Here Cuc is sharing with us how her autistic child, Helen, has been significantly helped on an emotional as well as physical level with her constitutional homeopathic remedy (i.e. Bufo) along with a basic supplement regimen to improve her digestion and elimination. Improving her cognition is still a work in progress.
Fast Recovery From The Flu
Homeopathic Aluminum Reverses Aluminum Toxicity.
Mental fog is a common problem. There are numerous factors which can bring on mental fog. Not all cases of mental fog are treated/cured with homeopathy. However, many are. Estelle’s case illustrates how quickly mental fog can be treated with homeopathic remedies. Of course, choosing the correct remedy can be challenging in homeopathy since there are no remedies for “mental fog”, per se. I had to search and find a homeopathic remedy that matched Estelle’s constitution, Alumina or Aluminum. (Note that everyone has a different “constitution” based on which a remedy is selected. You can learn more about “constitutional” homeopathy on our website by doing a search on the subject.) Once I had picked this remedy for her, she was surprised and shared with me how a medical doctor had ordered a heavy metal hair analysis test in 1987 which had reflected an extremely high level of Aluminum in her hair, clearly an abnormal finding. I believe her body has been overwhelmed by a high load of Aluminum which had, over the years, caused many health problems, such as an extremely stubborn case of constipation and recently significant brain fog. Historically, Estelle could go for 30 days without a bowel movement, and would have to induce BMs with the aid of laxatives. One dose of her “constitutional” homeopathic remedy, Alumina, brought on regular BMs in less than 24 hours. Her constipation continues to be much improved since taking this remedy. Cure is on its way.
Notice that somehow her body had been exposed to too much Aluminum years ago (Refer to lab test results below.) Now, the homeopathic remedy Alumina appears to be reversing her chronic complaints of constipation and brain fog. (Coincidentally, her brain fog is most likely related to years of constipation, resulting in an overload of toxins backing up from her intestines into her blood, and ending up in her brain, affecting her cognition.) Homeopathy, in a way, is similar to vaccination in that a small amount of a substance can cure symptoms one would develop if he/she were exposed to large amounts of the same substance. Another interesting fact about Estelles case is that magnesium makes her more constipated which is extremely unusual. My patients always find magnesium very helpful in treating their constipation. Why would magnesium make Estelle more constipated? I believe the nerves in her intestines had become damaged by an excessively high load of Aluminum over the years, resulting in extremely lazy intestines. (Note that we need the nerves in our intestines to fire properly in order to have healthy peristalsis, leading to regular bowel movements.) Magnesium is a muscle relaxant, and, in effect, can make the intestines more lazy. Thus, making her constipation worse. In most cases, relaxing the intestinal muscles brings on bowel movements, but in her case, her intestines were already too relaxed. In other words, the nerves going to her intestines were too relaxed, or not working properly. And relaxing the muscles with magnesium would clearly add to the problem. She would end up with relaxed nerves AND muscles. This is the most unusual case of constipation, which appears to be responding very well to the homeopathic remedy Alumina.
It’s such a relief to NOT have a headache …
Claudia used to have headaches most of her life, “at least 50% of the time”. Her headaches were alleviated within a couple of days after her initial visit and have not returned for the past three months. Her energy and mood have also improved, as they almost always do with homeopathic remedies.
Homeopathy helps with chronic abdominal bloating overnight
My response to the remedy was a complete 180 degree turnaround!
Asthma responds wonderfully to natural therapies.
Asthma patient’s symptoms alleviated successfully using natural therapies.
Tara was able to entirely stop using her pharmaceutical medications immediately after starting natural medicines. She feels well, and has been able to save a lot of money every month.
Dr. Sharif finally found my “constitutional” homeopathic remedy!
Marilyn has been coming to see me for a few years. Initially, she presented with myositis (an autoimmune muscle disease), a significant history of digestive problems, and many other symptoms. Marilyn has been a difficult case for me to treat all along. I have recommended dietary changes (i.e. gluten elimination) as well as a variety of supplements for her, most of which have been helpful for the treatment of her digestive issues and other concerns, but she continued to suffer from an extremely debilitating case of fatigue and brain fog. She has concurrently seen other practitioners who also have not been able to help her primary concerns of fatigue and brain fog. As the fatigue continued to advance, many of her other symptoms also worsened and some new ones were starting to emerge until recently when I was able to find a homeopathic remedy which captured the entirety of her symptom picture, the correct constitutional homeopathic remedy.
Prior to taking this homeopathic remedy recently, her mouth was tasting bad and she had to drink a lot of water to help with that. She had much sweating and a very odorous diarrhea as well. All of these symptoms clearly point to an overall state of systemic toxicity which is characteristic of her particular homeopathic constitution. (Note: Her constitution will change over time into another one which is healthier.)
Her chief complaint of severe fatigue and brain fog for many months which did not respond to any regular natural supplements responded to the homeopathic remedy within an hour! Her fatigue was so severe that she would be able to fall asleep in the middle of the day even after sleeping 14 hours a night, night after night.
A noteworthy point is that she developed a rash around the time her remedy was starting to wear off (a week after taking her remedy the 1st time). The rash is a form of what is referred to as a healing reaction in homeopathy, and is an indication that the remedy is working. With all her symptoms starting to return after a week of taking the remedy, it was clear she needed a re-dose of her remedy. After re-dosing the remedy, the rash disappeared within a couple of days. Her brain fog and fatigue were helped within an hour of taking her remedy, just like the first time she took it.
She told me that she found the name of the remedy interesting since she felt that her body had been baptized. And, the remedy is called Baptisia! (Note: There could be one hundred patients with fatigue, and each one could benefit from a different homeopathic remedy! So, please note that not everyone with fatigue would benefit from this remedy. Only if the compilation of symptoms matches this remedy in their entirety, will a person be helped by taking this remedy.)
Sometimes it is difficult for homeopaths to find a persons constitutional homeopathic remedy. With Marilyn, unfortunately, it took me more than a couple of years to finally come up with the correct homeopathic remedy. However, as you can see, it is well worth the time and effort on the part of the patient and the practitioner to keep trying to find the correct homeopathic remedy. The correct remedy is like a key for a locked door- you put the key in, and even the biggest, largest, and heaviest door can open!