Adults

Chronic and acute complaints

Adults are affected by all sorts of chronic illnesses, which may take effect acutely in cases such as the following: a woman who has been taking antibiotics several times a year over a ten-year period to combat her recurring bladder infection, runs a risk of developing pyelitis at some stage. This is an example of complaints shifting to a deeper level.If at this point, she were administered a homeopathic remedy for her pyelitis, chances are that her bladder infection may return. Now, the bladder infection requires a homeopathic remedy.The recurrence of these bladder infections is a logical consequence of continuously repressing them with antibiotics.This complaint can be resolved quickly by administering the right choice of remedies. I have seen women in my own practice who have had annual bladder infections for over ten years on end, always resorting to antibiotics for relief. After one year of consultations every two months, amounting to six consultations a year, bladder infections are cured, and should they ever return, a remedy is available to cure them quickly. This also relieves the fatigue resulting from long-term use of antibiotics.The above is an example of an acute revival of a chronic situation.

Other examples of high blood pressure or excessive levels of cholesterol, which are chronic complaints that people have often been dealing with for ages. Turning towards a homeopath for relief would involve two-monthly consultations over a period of about a year and a half. Afterwards, blood pressure [cholesterol] readings will have dropped in nine out of ten cases. This process will take time, however; expecting quick fixes is simply unrealistic. Multiple consultations are required for headaches as well.

The same holds true for psychological complaints. A frequent occurrence these days is seeing people who, after having had a job or run their own business for years, are suddenly made redundant or go bankrupt, causing major depressions expressed in each person’s own unique way. People with compulsive behaviour for example get antidepressives from the physician. If they don’t want this anymore they can achieve good results using a non suppressive homeopathic remedy. Patients then tell me ‘they feel like themselves again’ which is a very good sign.

An example of an acute situation is food poisoning, causing people to weaken rapidly due to dehydration. Specific remedies exist for addressing this problem.

Another common occurrence is for women to be faced with mood swings caused by menstruation, for instance. After giving birth, a woman’s life can change to such a drastic extent that it causes postnatal depression. The changes that occur at the onset of menopause include well-known symptoms such as sleeping problems, joint aches, and of course, hot flashes. In all these cases homeopathic remedies can lead to highly beneficial results.