Symptoms of Illness
Think how symptoms can relate to your illness. Your group of symptoms for an illness will be different from someone else's group of symptoms for a similar illness. Illness have been grouped together generally and given a name to help doctors and the general population have an idea of the major symptoms they are dealing with. However each person with this major group of symptoms will have variations of the general symptoms.
Let's take a cough as a general symptom. Is your cough in the morning, at midday, before bed, when you lie down, as you wake up or after eating? Does it come on after exercise or when you are sitting in a chair?
Is your cough a dry cough, a cough with lots of mucous, a rattly cough or a tight cough? Is your cough short and hacking or persistent and in long bouts?
Homeopathy will take all these symptoms into account and find a remedy that is better for you. Homeopathy is not a 'One medicine fits all' type of service. It is specific to your symptoms.
Following is a video by Dana Ullman, famous Homeopath in the US talking about homeopathy. Listen to Dana as he explains.
Homeopathy can treat & prevent illness
The following is an excerpt from a newsletter from a well renowned Homeopath in the US, Dana Ullman.
Here he discusses vaccination and its relationship to Homeopathy.
Comments on the Vaccine Issue
by Dana Ullman
The scientist to win the 1st Nobel Prize in Medicine was Emil Adolph von Behring for his discovery of the diphtheria vaccine. He later acknowledged that he was inspired to do his research by homeopathy. Although vaccinations and homeopathy are both based on the "principle of similars," these two treatments are also quite different. Homeopathic medicines are used in much smaller and safer doses; they are usually prescribed with much greater individualization, and homeopathic medicines are used to both treat AND prevent disease, not just prevent disease.
I am personally not "against" vaccines. To be against vaccines is akin to be against surgery. Both treatments have their place in health care, but each treatment is inappropriate for everyone, and numerous factors need to be considered before accepting them as a reasonable strategy. First and foremost, living in a free society, I strongly believe that no drugs should be mandatory. Second, vaccines are not always safe, and they can cause chronic ailments in rare situations (but such situations are more common than is commonly realized). Third, some acute infections, such as chicken pox and measles, may actually be important for children to experience as a way to augment and strengthen their emerging immune and defense systems (did you know that children who get measles tend to have a significantly lower incidence of respiratory allergies). Finally, the primary reason that homeopathy became popular in the 19th century in Europe and in the USA was the result of the impressive results that homeopaths experienced in treating the various infectious disease epidemics that raged during that era. In other words, homeopathic medicines can be effective in treating many modern infectious diseases.
His website can be found at the address www.homeopathic.com
Have a great day.
If you have read some of my story on the rest of my website you will know that I love art. I love to paint. I also have had severe allergies in the past. I have suffered from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). I have periodic bouts of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
I just came across this brilliant video of this artist. Just wonderful work. But I shook and shivered as he described the variety of paints he used. House paints, tar, oil paints and other types of thickened paste and acrylics. All contain strong chemicals.
If you are an artist and have allergies or MCS I beg you to take note of what not to do. Do not pick up a tub of tar and sniff it. Do not sniff acrylic paints. Tar or bitumen is a petrochemical. Would you pick up a tub of petrol and sniff it? House paints contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are also bad for people with MCS or allergies or CFS.
If you must paint something like this beautiful painting using these types of medium, PLEASE paint outside where the fresh air will blow some of it away. You should also wear a mask, one that protects you from the chemicals.
If your health is delicate you may be better drawing with pencil or charcoal or graphite stick. Pastels may suit you. Oil pastels may not because of the oil. Oil paints may not suit you either. The cleaning medium or solvent used for oil paints is usually turpentine which is not good. One artist I saw even used petrol to clean his oil painting brushes.
Water colour washes would be safer for you to use if you need to use colour. I do think art is a wonderful pastime and as this artist mentions, is also a great psychologist.
Enjoy your art but be careful what you use. Have a great day.
Rotate clothing in the cupboard to keep it fresh
Keeping your Cupboards FREE from Musty Smells
Have you ever experienced a draining feeling when you walk into an Op Shop (secondhand clothing shop)? Have you ever smelt an overpowering musty smell when walking into an old shed or basement? Have you started sneezing in these places?
Our cupboards can get this musty smell too and if they do it also gets into our clothing and sheets. Mustiness can bring on an asthma attack or overpowering sneezing and affect those with tendencies to great fatigue. We wish to stay as healthy as possible, boosting our health in we are unwell. Here are some tips.
Rotating Clothing & Linen
To keep your clothing in your cupbards free from that musty smell which is so bad for people with CFS, CFIDS, ME, Fibromyalgia and a load of other auto immune illnesses, rotating can help.
By rotating I mean when you replace your freshly washed clothing in the cupboard, place it at the bottom of the pile. Then use new clothing from the top of the pile. This way the older clothes are always at the top and you keep the pile of clothing cycling through.
This is also important in your linen cupboard and bathroom cupboard. Keep face washers and towel rotated, putting the freshly washed goods at the bottom of the pile.
Discard Unused Linen & Clothing
This rotation will not help you hugely if you have an enormous pile of sheets or clothes. Therefore, go through your cupboard twice a year and discard what you do not wear or use. Keep your stack of clothing and sheets small so that they are recycled regularly. If you have an excess quantity which you do want to keep, wash them regularly and hang them out in the sunshine to dry.
In the old days the washerwomen used to spread the delicates over lavender bushes to dry in the sun. This way they also smelt pretty when they were returned to the cupboard. You could add a few drops of aromatherapy oil to your wash load if it suits you.
Musty Cupboards, Allergies and CFS
Have a great day
Wash baby clothes so they stay fresh and clean
Time to wash all the clothes in my cupboard again!
I pulled a summer nightie out of the cupbaord last night and it had not been worn for six months. I am not the sort of fanatical housekeeper that washes all the clothes in my cupboard even though I do not wear them. They sit in my cupboard until the season is right and I am ready for them again. I am sure I am not the only person who does this.
However my breath is taken away when I take a stored item of clothing from the cupboard. Over the years I have had asthma attacks from this and become very ill from going through old boxes with musty odours. I recommend that people with allergies, asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, CFIDS, ME and any other auto immune disease stay clear of anything musty.
If you have to sort through musty goods then use a mask to prevent inhaling airborne particles.
Things that go Musty
This includes clothing in a wardrobe, linen in a closet, musty books in boxes at home or in a Secondhand bookshop, or clothing in Op shops or anything stored in the back of your garage that has not been disturbed for a long time. All these have old stored goods and can get this musty smell. If you have a basement or unused shed in the back yard be aware of these too.
Precautions for Change of Season
When the season is changing it is a good time to take out all your clothing for the next season and give it a wash. Wash down the cupboard it is stored in then it will stay fresh for the next few months.
The same goes for the linen in your cupboard. Take out the stored sheets and wash them all, wash the cupboard and replace them.
I have had to do this for years, not because I am a fussy housekeeper, because, believe me I am not. I have had to do this for my health and for my family.
Occasionally I have forgotten to do this and needed a sheet for my bed or a nightgown that had not been washed for a few months. I have wondered how I would get through the night with this musty smell around me. So take precautions and care for your health and that of your loved ones.
Preparing for a new Baby
Young mothers often store clothing used by a previous child waiting for the next addition to the family. This can sometimes take a few years to happen. This clothing for a newborn needs extra care. A tiny baby cannot tell you that it feels unwell if you wrap it in a musty rug or lie it on musty sheets. Give these clothes and bedclothes and bunnyrugs extra care. Washing these clothes twice with a good airing on the outdoor clothes line in the sunshine for a couple of times makes extra sure the clothes are fresh for your new baby.
Often other young mums who feel they will not be extending their family give their used baby clothes to others. If you receive some of these gifts make sure this clothing and wrapping rugs are thoroughly cleaned too.
Have a great day and work towards being healthy.
Well, guess what! You have expert knowledge in the field of how you feel mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Remember our person is made up of all these areas.
Being the expert in how you feel physically gives you the power to decide what is best for you.
How to be your own Detective
With our busy life we can sometimes not realise what is going on within ourselves. It is a good idea to spend some quiet time each day, even 5 minutes to concentrate on how you feel. If you can find no other time, then even the 5 minutes of your shower time is a good time to think about your health.
How are you feeling in your body? How are you feeling in your mind? Do you feel happy? Do you feel sad? Can you avoid a certain situation that is causing you a problem? If you get in difficult situations throughout the day you can have physical symptoms of headache, asthma, palpitations or a cough depending on your weakness.
Start to notice when these symptoms occur and find out what caused them. What were you doing when they began? Were you arguing with someone? Spraying chemicals? Standing in the sun too long? Were you thirsty? Did you over eat? Did you have too much sugary food? Do you feel worse if you don't sleep long enough at night? Why don't you sleep longer at night? Can you do something about it?
Staying Healthy Naturally
We can support our body by eating natural foods, not junk food. We can limit alcohol and get rid of any drugs from our body. Natural supplements can help support our body.
Exercise can help our body work properly. When we go for a walk electrical impulses are triggered which strengthen our bones. Our bones are the structure our body is supported by so our bones are important to look after. Many minerals are held in our bones - calcium which we all know about and magnesium which is also very important for our bones are two of the major minerals stored in our bones.
It is important to take magnesium supplements because our western diet no longer supplies us with enough magnesium.
Take the responsibility to stay healthy by being aware of your body. Care for it. It is the only one we have. Do not give your power away to others. it is your responsibility to look after yourself.
Be your own detective! Happy detecting.
Magnesium supplements can be found here
How Flower Essences Began
Dr Edward Bach, then a doctor in London, England, discovered that the energy of flowers and plants can affect the way people think and feel. He wanted to capture the energy of these plants, but how to do it?
He placed the flowers in water in the sun then bottled the water, diluted it, and gave it in a few drops to his patients. These patients started to make remarkable recoveries. A new type of medicine was born.
Flower esences are part of a group of medicine called Vibrational medicines. They are called this because it is the vibrations of these remedies that we are using as a medicine. The vibrations are energies. Each cell of our body resonates with our own energy. Everybody's energy is different. Sometimes we need help to boost or change the energy in our cells.
Homeopathy is another type of Vibrational Medicine. Usually the energy is held in little white, round sugar pills. It can also be held in water. There is a thought now among many homeopaths that the homeopathic vibrations held in water go deeper and work more quickly in a person.
Over the years there have been many critics of such a simple medicine. How could it work? As usual, it took science a good while to catch up and now it has although the knowledge is still not widespread. It takes time and a change of consciousness for this information to filter into the mainstream of people, let alone the medical community.
Following is a video telling us how science has finally proven that water can hold different energies. With this understanding, you can help spread the word.
Gluten free bread
Gluten Free Bread
A few weeks ago we went away for a little holiday, just 5 days. We visited Ballarat, a lovely old gold mining town of the 1800s. Gold was what brought a lot of people to Australia.
Aren't we the same today? All the 'Get Rich Quick' schemes are just people flocking to the gold fields a couple of hundred years ago. Most people lose their money just like most of the gold miners never found any gold.
From Ballarat, we travelled on to Bendigo, also a gold mining town in Victoria, Australia.Gold mining is still in progress there today.
In Bendigo we visited the Chinese museum. I was surprised to find out the rich ties that Bendigo has with the Chinese people. The museum there is wonderful and full of the history of the area. Well worth a visit if you are ever along that way.
My Imagination at Work
On the way home, we travelled through the countryside. Much of the area we travelled through was very rocky with great boulders strewn over the hills. The boulders made me imagine that once upon a time there were gigantic giants living in the area. The rocks, many just gigantic, were the marbles of the giants who left them there from their game of marbles after they passed through the area.
On we drove to Lancefield where we came across a bakery that sold gluten free bread on Fridays. They have a Gluten Free day on Fridays when they bake all sorts of gluten free breads and cakes. Well, wouldn't you know it? The day we were there was Thursday! Why do I always come at the wrong time. Apparently they do take orders too and they are open at the weekends. They have a gluten free cake that is very popular also. If you are travelling that way and need gluten free food, try to make it on a Friday.
Photos by Therese Vahland
Homeopathy is a gentle yet very powerful healer
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I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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