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skeye
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   Posted 3/3/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone tried homeopathy? I am aware that like meds, everyone will respond very differently to homeopathy & that it is a very personal experience, but I was just wondering if anyone could give me any info about their overall experience. I'm not looking so much for the it worked/didn't work experiences, but rather what to expect in terms of how the whole process works.

I'm going to see a homeopath (who is also a MD) in a couple of weeks & I just have no idea what to expect. My dogs see a homeopathic vet in addition to their regular vet, so I know a little about the theory & the process from them, but I know nothing about it in humans. I don't know if they can work with you with the meds that you are already on, or if they expect you to be off of them while trying homeopathy. Ultimately, if homeopathy helps, I'd love to get off of all my meds, but stopping them all (in a controlled fashion of course) to try this would kind of seem like trial by fire. I'm a little hesitant to stop right away, as we are finally starting to find a combination that makes a significant difference (I'm now getting down from an 8 to a 6 for a couple hours a day, a level which I really haven't seen in a year or two) if only to go back to the way I was for a while, before we find something that works. I'm not sure I could handle that, especially since it will no doubt take time to find something that works.

Thanks for any input!

Skeye

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   Posted 3/3/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Skeye,
I'm glad you're going to see someone who's also an M.D., but you're right that a "pure" homeopath would probably want you off all medications (even OTC), but this M.D. may blend approaches. Maybe look at it as a consultation, and ask a lot of questions and go home and think about it, especially if it involves d/c any of your meds that are now working.

Just my 2cents!

PaLady

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   Posted 3/3/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Skeye,
I spent the last 21 years of my career working with an Family Practice M.D. who was also a Homeopath.  We did many different modalities of treatment and helped lots of people.  A Classical Homeopath believes that everyone has a constitutional remedy and usually repetorizes (lists) your symptoms in a very detailed manor and based on your answers finds the remedy that matches the closest.  The Dr. I worked with and many today believe because of the Toxic World we live in one remedy is not enough, so they do Vitamin IV's, Electrodermal Testing devices (I operated this device for 16 yrs), cold lasers etc.  Based on the individual situation treatments vary.
I presently do Homeopathics, I believe they do help!
I also use a Homeopathic Vet for my dogs!
If you want to email me please do, I have lots of information I can share!
edt Patti

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   Posted 3/3/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Skeye,

Treating Pets is basically the same for Humans!  Finding the remedy is based on the symptoms given by the human owner to the Homeopathic Vet.  Animals respond quicker to the remedies as do babies because they have no mind set.  If you observe your pets after a correct remedy is given they react by sleeping within a few minutes of the dose.

Patti


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   Posted 3/3/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the info edt! I may take you up on that offer of an e-mail. I really hope the homeopath can help me. I'm a big believer in alternative medicine. I already do acupuncture & herbs, & they probably help me more than anything (although unfortunately, the bit of relief they give me only lasts a matter of hours). Homeopathy has done wonders for my dogs (basically stopped & reversed one of them from going blind from chronic Lyme disease), so I'm hoping it will do the same for me! I'm actually going to see my dogs' vets' personal doc, so I know he's gotta be good!

Skeye

Post Edited (skeye) : 3/3/2009 8:56:57 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 3/4/2009 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Just remember give every little detail of your physical and mental symptoms because in homeopathy, they do matter!  We always found that the by the way symptom that was forgotten in the interview was the key to the case!

GOOD LUCK....where do you live?  I may know the Dr.... wouldn't that be a small world!

XXOO 


skeye
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   Posted 3/4/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
The doc I'm seeing is in New York state.

Skeye

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   Posted 3/5/2009 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
I'm guessing around NYC area, but if it's anywhere in western NY let me know (like anywhere near Buffalo).

I found it interesting on the other thread your mention of observing the fusion. I'd ask you more about it, but maybe it's best to wait until Pete has his surgery!

PaLady

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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Palady,

Nope, sorry. He is in upper middle eastern NY. He also has an office in NYC, but I think it's only a small satellite office.

Yeah, don't want to scare Pete! I actually only saw the removal of the disks. The actual fusion part was done several days later (they had to do it in two parts), but still, it was a massive, massive surgery (although partly because they were actually accessing the vertebrae through his chest, rather than his back). Out of all of the surgeries that I've watched (and I've seen quite a few now, mostly orthopedic - not counting all those veterinary surgeries), that one was the most humbling & probably the most emotionally traumatic ) - maybe because I'm on here everyday talking to so many people who have had fusions & all the pain that you are in (and all the pain that this kid will be in post op, and the potential for him to end up like some of us...). I was kind of glad I could only stay for a little over an hour of the 6 hr surgery. While I'm working in medicine, every once and a while I just see something with either humans or animals that just kinda hits home, you know?
Okay, I ended up writing more than I planned. But if you want to ask me about it later, feel free to ask away! Sorry Pete, if you're reading this, I hope I didn't scare you at all! You'll do just fine!!

Skeye

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   Posted 3/5/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
My guess is Pete is probably having a minimially invasive procedure of some sort if his doc said he might be up and going in a couple of weeks. I had a minimally invasive lumbar fusion, and I don't think it's anything like the one you witnessed, although I was in surgery for 6 hours. Everything was "more complicated" than they originally thought. What else is new? LOL They made a second incision at the last minute because they thought they might have to go in from both sides, but fortunately didn't need to cut through the muscle ot use the second incision. It sounds like the surgery you witnessed was severely invasive and probably a special case.

Yep, you're sure right about some things hitting home more than others!

PaLady

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   Posted 3/6/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kido's!
Did heard my name mentioned? about my surgery, the doc mentioned going in from the front but said he might have to go through the back or both depending on what my new tests show him! My MRI, CT & X-rays are not untill next Thursday. 1st spot they had open!
Pete>>Hugs PA, Skeye & Patti!!!!!!!!! Happy Homopath to all!
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


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   Posted 3/6/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Petey, PA, Skeye and All,

Went to the Dr. yesterday AGAIN....I got to try a new investigational device that is a Magnet with what I think are Rife codes...not sure exactly.  I did not grab the paperwork so I could share, feel a tad better today...definitely have a whiplash...on top of regular pain you can kind of figure how I feel!

Wanted to say hi and have a low pain day!

XXOO

Patti

P.S. Homeopathy ROCKS!!!!


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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I saw the homeopath today & I really really like him. We connected very well. We chatted for about 2 hrs about every little health problem I've had my entire life. He is also a MD (and apparently a highly respected one at that) & feels that I do in fact have some systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease very similar to MS (his explanations actually make a lot of sense when you look at the whole picture) & that my eye injury was just coincidental & set me off (he described me as being a ticking bomb waiting to explode & thought that if it wasn't the eye that set me off, it probably would have been something else & soon, he didn't think it would have taken much - said I could have even done it in my sleep!). So we are going to try treating all of the eye symptoms first & then address the systematic problems. He thinks that in time we will not only be able to stop the progress of this thing, but reverse the damage it has done to my body as well. He seems so caring & trustworthy, and confident. I think he is really going to help me. He has no problems working around all of the conventional meds I'm on & treatments I'm doing. Hopefully the homeopathy will allow me to eventually cut down on, or even eliminate my meds entirely (but I shouldn't get too far ahead of myself, we have a long way to go & there are no guarantees that it will work, though I am very optimistic).

Skeye

In other news, the slightly disturbing neurological symptoms that I have been having in my eye the last several weeks are actually getting worse! Joy. I have a call into my ophthalmologist. Hopefully he actually gets the message... I'm not so sure since I didn't talk to a real person & no one called me back to clarify my message on the voicemail box (they usually do). Oh, how I'm praying that homeopathy can fix me!

Post Edited (skeye) : 3/16/2009 6:18:27 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
It sounds hopeful, and this doctor has a lot of great credentials. But yes, it may not be a quick fix.

I was thinking of this thread because of the "cure" for some peanut allergies that was on the news the other day. It's actually based on a homeopathic philosophy when you think about it.

I still have a gut feeling you will find answers in time. Maybe not a total cure, but help. And movement in the right direction. You have so much to offer!

PaLady

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   Posted 3/16/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Palady,

I sure hope your gut feeling is right!

Skeye

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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Skeye,

I'm so glad you liked your Dr.  Homeopathy is a process not an event which means it will slowly get to the core of your problems, kind of like peeling an onion layer by layer, top to bottom, inside to outside etc.  I like that he is an M.D. Homeopath.  I am so hopeful for you!

I went today to my old boss for Neural Therapy which is injections done with Homeopathics, Procaine and B12....not as deep as Trigger point injections...but can work the same without the Cortisone.  I will be going every 2 weeks for a while to see if I can get some relief without the big crashes I have been having lately.  I believe so strongly in Homeopathic remedies, they work for me and do help to detox the side effects of the drugs I take.

Please keep us posted, you are in my thoughts and prayers!!

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((Skeye))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

XXOO Patti


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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Patti,

Thanks for the hugs!

Like anything else, I do expect it to take a while to find something that works & we are starting out very slowly, but I am just so excited! I've seen homeopathy work wonders with my dogs & other animals. One of my dogs has chronic Lyme disease that lodged in her eyes & one of her legs, and 3 vets, including 2 veterinary ophthalmologists told us that she was going to go blind. None of the conventional treatments worked. We had been taking our dogs to the homeopathic vet on & off for a year or so before she got really sick & I had seen it help with other problems that the dogs had, but watching it transform her was amazing! Over the course of a year or two, it not only stopped the progression of her blindness & other eye symptoms, but reversed the damage! She still has some serious problems as a result of her Lyme disease, but for the most part, they are kept under control with homeopathy. The MD homeopath that I am seeing is actually our homeopathic vet's the personal physician!

Good luck with your neural therapy! I really hope it provides you with some relief! It sounds pretty interesting. A couple of years ago I did some work with a convention veterinarian who is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist & he would often inject both trigger points & acupuncture points with B12, especially in elite horses with chronic back pain! Pretty neat.

Skeye

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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Skeye,

As I said above I have done Homeopathic treatment on my dogs, since birth...they have never had the usual vaccines!  My 13 yr old lab/rotty was diagnosed at 11 mos. with hip dysplasia (I came home and found her lying on the patio unable to get up) the Regular Vet said she needed hip replacement STAT.  My husband said no way, she is a puppy and if its that bad then we are putting her down.  I was so scared, so began my journey into Homeopathy for animals, accupuncture and Homeopathics worked quickly.  She still does fine at her age which is really old for a lab...she is slowing down but is still comfortable. She gets shots, opens her mouth willingly for drops and when she has a distress, she comes over to me for help...knowing that I'll figure it out, I know that sounds crazy but its true...... personally I believe that I would be far worse then I am if I did not do Homeopathic/Nutritional supplements everyday.

I feel so at home on this page, I worked it and lived this type of medicine for so long...its in my blood turn !!!!

XXOO
Patti


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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Skeye & Patti,
Ok, this is WAY off topic for the forum (unless you take animal CP into account!) but since you're both familiar with alternative therapies I was wondering if you had heard of or had experience with something called T-Touch for animals. I have the video for cats; got it years ago. I believe the woman who started it began her work with horses and large animals.

BTW, I've had training in some of the touch therapies for people; Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and one of the "alphabet" therapies called TFT. Probably similar to what you did with your doc, Patti, except he used the machine. Anyway, I was just curious about the technique with animals, as I get drawn more into the Humane Society work!

PaLady

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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Patti,
I'm so glad that homeopathy has worked well for you & your animals! I absolutely believe in it as well, although I don't have nearly as much experience. I'm a big believer in natural & alternative medicine, and if (or I should say "when") I become a vet, I am planning on incorporating all this into my practice. I also believe in spiritual healing, although I feel like that is a little more specific as to who/what it helps (for example, I actually don't feel like I'm a good candidate for it for many reasons).

Palady,
Yes! I am somewhat familiar with the T-touch. You are correct, in that it was started with horses. I saw a program on it on TV one day & watched how to do it. I won't pretend to be an expert, but I used to practice it on my horse. He was very sick with a respiratory disease somewhat similar to COPD, and I would do the T-touch on his neck & back to try to relax some of the muscles & help him to breath easier. I do think that it helped some. My acupuncturists have also taught me some energy work over the years (similar to Reiki) & I would do that on him as well, focusing on opening his airways, and again, I did feel that it was beneficial. I try to do energy work on my eye too, but it is kind of awkward & the positioning hurts my shoulders, so I don't do it as much as I should. I feel like there is still so much we don't know (and probably are not trying hard enough to learn) about the energy possessed by all life! I mean, just think about how little we know about the brain, and how powerful that organ is.
You should definitely practice some of these touch therapies on your kitty friends at the humane society! Both energy work & the t-touch is supposed to be great for tension & anxiety, both of which I am sure are problems faced by the shelter cats. There is so much potential for helping them get over their traumatic past & any injuries, both physical & psychological, that they sustained! You certainly can't hurt them by trying!

Here's the website for the t-touch:
http://www.ttouch.com/whatisTTouch.shtml

Skeye

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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady, Skeye covered it all on TTouch....there are so many healing modalities available to us for both animal and humans!  Kudo's to you PA for all the love you are giving to the little Kitties!!!
Skeye I am also a believer in Spiritual healing...I have taken a few classes as well.  Sounds like we have a lot in common not just CP!
Hope you get a good nights sleep!
XXOO
Patti
 

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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Patti, it does sound like we have a lot in common! :-)

Skeye

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