From Crystal W., Martensville, SK
So, why homeopathy, and why now?
If I think back through my adult life so far, to every major change or decision that needed to be made, I have felt a strong pull towards what I knew was the right thing to do. Pursuing a Ukrainian dance career, getting married, homeschooling my children; all decisions that I was drawn to and have never for a moment regretted or thought that I made the wrong choice. Now is one of those times that I am feeling the pull again.
I have always leaned towards natural medicine and treatments. An inclination passed to me from my mother who raised us on the belief that natural treatments are less harmful and more successful than traditional medicines. As someone who was cured of Crohn’s disease, she is a living example of the power of natural health treatments.
I am not going to lie; there was a time when I did turn to doctors. Like most young women I went to the doctor and started on birth control pills. I was very healthy at the time, and as a semi-professional Ukrainian Dancer, I exercised a lot.
Immediately after starting on the pill I began gaining weight – a lot of it. For someone who had never had a weight problem this concerned me and I returned to my doctor. The doctor told me there was no way that the birth control pill and my weight gain could be related in any way. That was not the last time I went back to her or any other doctor. I soon started experiencing other problems, joint pain, mood swings, breathing difficulty, and exhaustion – I now needed naps during the day. My body was sending signals that something was wrong, and I wanted to know what it was and to fix it. The doctors told me anything from “It is all in your head”, to “Maybe you have some kind of weird asthma”, to “ You might be depressed.” I was prescribed pills that I didn’t take and sent for x-rays and ultrasounds that showed nothing.
I then turned to natural treatments such as Iridology, Biofeedback, foot detoxing, and Body Talk, as well as taken numerous herbs and supplements. All of which were helpful but none of which zeroed in on what was causing the problem and fixing it. All I wanted was for someone to pay as close attention to my body symptoms as I was. It was extremely frustrating.
I have since watched my sister go through infertility issues with no apparent health problems, and much guessing on the part of her doctor. I am right now watching my father go through neurological issues because of being prescribed too much of the wrong medication. Now he is being put on a waiting list after waiting list, and referred to doctor after doctor looking for someone who knows how to help. All extremely frustrating!
Through all of these experiences I have not given up on my own search for knowledge. I want to learn how to help and who can help.
Recently I learned that naturopathy and homeopathy are different. Homeopathy takes a look at each individual person and their symptoms and recommends a cure that is right for that specific person. I have used homeopathy before without realizing the difference.
Lights and signals went off in my head!
That’s it! I am always on the lookout for someone who is going to pay attention to my body symptoms as much as I do! There must be something that can start to help right now instead of 6-8 months from now! There must be someone who has an open enough mind to help my body heal itself! There must be a way to end the guessing!
That person can be me! I can help my family. I can be the person who is there to help whatever other frustrated people are out there searching for the same answers I was. I can make a difference in helping the world be a healthier place. I can give hope toward a better future for my family and others. I am excited to be that person!
The familiar pull towards my next life decision has led me here. And now is the right time!
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