Leslie D.Johnson, RPh, DCHM CCHM Class of 2013

Having returned in April from a trip to Taiwan and the Phillipines, I would like to tell you how homeopathy ‘saved the day’ as per usual!  Since I never travel anywhere without my kit, I was especially glad to have brought it on this trip.  Personally, I used remedies for jet lag (mostly Arnica) and for a wee bit much Red Horse beer one night (Nux vomica). My best useage came from my partner’s son Christian.  We scuba dived off the coast of an island in the Phillipines, where the sun is scorching.  Christian refused my offer of sunscreen and did not drink any water while on the boat that whole day ( he is 25 and you know you cannot really tell a man- boy that age to do anything!)  We did 3 dives, and were pretty tired when we arrived back in Dumaguete for dinner at a restaurant.  Christian was very cold, sunburned and very restless at dinner. Barely eating anything, he asked if we could leave immediately as he felt sick. He nearly fainted upon exit of the restaurant, we called a “Tricycle” for the ride back to the hotel and he was sweating profusely, confused, lethargic, cloudy-headache and very very weak. Thank God that the remedy Glononium was in the kit!  Arriving at the hotel, he immediately went under the covers and I gave him Glononium 200c (one dose). Within ten seconds he got up to go brush his teeth! I realized this was mint toothpaste and asked him to wash his mouth with water several times, then re-dosed him. I got a pitcher of water and asked him to drink.  He was much improved in a matter of minutes with no confusion present, less sweating, less chills and more energy. Only the Glononium had this rapid transformation as he used nothing else. I recalled that Glononium is from nitroglycerin originally and useful in both sun poisoning and heart attacks. I temporarily considered Arsenicum Alburm…as he was freezing and restless but the rest just did not fit his situation). Lastly, my partner Dave began feeling sick in Taipei on the way home. We had a day there touring the city, where he felt dragging, and a bit chilled in the rain. A cough began while outside in the weather and he did not have enough energy to climb ‘Elephant Mountain” with us. He waited on a bench. When we finally made it back to our hostel, I gave him the remedy Gelsemium as he was so “dull, droopy, dusky” and felt like he was ‘really coming down with something’. He repeated this 3 times overnight, and we had an early taxi and flight out to Tokyo then Detroit and about a good 24 hours of travel ahead of us. He never really got sick and made the trip home just fine.  These and so many other examples I could tell, are the reasons I am so grateful to have the knowledge and understanding of homeopathy that I learned while at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine those three years!

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