Treating Trauma With Homeopathy

A woman I had not seen or spoken to in 21 years called to make an appointment for her husband. As I was about to hang up, she asked if she could tell me a story.

She then told how 21 years ago she had taken her newborn daughter to see me as the infant would not make eye contact and was nursing feebly.

She said that I treated her with Opium and the results were miraculous.

I had no recollection of the incident and asked her to elaborate.

She said that when she was seven months pregnant she stepped off a curb, turning her ankle and fell onto her pregnant belly. It was a game changer, she said. Contractions began immediately and I went straightaway to the hospital where they put in an IV and hydrated me. The contractions stopped. I was able to carry her another ten days when my water broke and I needed an emergency C-section.

She went under general anesthesia and the child was born about two months premature. She went immediately into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for three weeks. During the first few days, she was rarely allowed to hold her baby or to feed her. Once home, nursing was difficult as the infant could not latch on properly.

The child would not make eye contact. She wasn’t there. She was in her own world. After you gave her Opium, it was BOOM! she came into her body within minutes. She made eye contact and started sucking better. In my mind that was when she was born. She started to interact with people. It was as if the curtain went up and the play began. I’ve always felt a great debt of gratitude.

Homeopathic Opium is of great use after trauma, both physical as well as emotional trauma. Presumably, when her mother fell violently forward onto her belly, the child in utero was stunned. We can imagine that, instinctively, the child decided she was in a hostile, dangerous environment, one that she would have preferred not to be in. Opium, when smoked or eaten, is known to produce, among many other symptoms, a general depression of the sensorium, that is to say, those parts of the brain that receive, process and interpret sensory impressions. Persons under the influence of opium can become generally unresponsisve with a dullness and indifference to their surroundings. This child was in such a state which is why homeopathic Opium was able to bring her out of it. In effect, Opium removed her reluctance to be born and be in this world. Thanks to Opium, this child was reborn.

By: Karl Robinson

Preparation For Upcoming Baby

A baby is coming. So, are you ready? Aside from thinking of a special name for the baby, what other preparations should you make?

First of all, you have to have a good obstetrician/gynecologist who will take care of you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. You can start looking for a good pediatrician at about this time, too. You will be doing a lot of medical check-ups before and after delivery, so check your health insurance coverage. If you are working, inform your company and inquire about your maternity leave and benefits.

Start preparing the baby’s room early on as you won’t have much time and energy for this later. Decide on the color scheme and work your way around that when choosing furniture, curtains, rugs, and other pieces. Start scouting around and compare costs and quality. Shop for the big items first like the crib or playpen with bassinet, stroller, storage cabinet, feeding chair, bath, and your nursing chair.

When you’re done with the big items, buy the small essentials. These are the feeding bottles, sterilizer, bedding, and the baby’s layette. Babies grow super fast so buy only a few clothes as these are outgrown in just a few weeks. Anyway, many people give baby clothes as gifts so there’s actually no need to worry. Better yet, if you’re having a baby shower, wait for it before shopping so you would know what and what not to buy.

And last but not least, prepare your hospital bag. This should include baby essentials such as two to three changes of clothing, diapers, baby wipes, going home clothes, receiving blanket, a cap, and bottles and formula if you’re not breastfeeding. For yourself, maternity pads or adult diapers (whichever you prefer), a bathrobe, pajamas or nightgown, house slippers, toiletries, nursing pads, some underwear, loose comfortable going home clothes, and your camera, of course!. Make sure you also have your health insurance card information with you. If you want, you may also bring extra pillows, a small cooler with drinks and some light snacks, and a baby book to record those first few moments.

It is exciting to have a baby in the house, but it is even more exciting when you are prepared.

By: joycescape

How Do Sulfur Acne Treatments Work

If you have suffered with acne at any time during your life, you know how uncomfortable and embarrassing the problem can be. While most of us will experience the occasional breakout in our adolescent years, some will battle an acne condition for much of their adult life as well. While there is no cure for acne at this time, doctors and researchers have made remarkable strides in the field of effective acne treatments. Today, you can find a wide variety of acne treatments available, and many have been proven to be quite effective at keeping breakouts at bay, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin. One of the treatments that has been around for a very long time and continues to be an effective acne fighter is the sulfur acne treatment.

Sulfur and acne

Sulfur acne treatments are not a new concept by any means. In fact, the idea of using sulfur for this condition has been around for a thousand years. The reason that sulfur acne treatments are an effective choice is because sulfur can clean out the pores and break down whiteheads and blackheads. The peeling and drying action of this substance can be effective in keeping away breakouts, and is one of the more attractive qualities of this ingredient to acne sufferers. You can find sulfur acne treatments over the counter in the form of soaps, lotions and face masks. Sometimes sulfur will be listed as an inactive ingredient, but the effects of this substance can still be beneficial in these products.

Although sulfur acne treatments are relatively safe, there are some folks who should not use them. Since it is unclear what effect sulfur might have on an unborn child, women who are pregnant should not use sulfur acne treatments until they have talked to their doctor. This is also true of women who are nursing, since no one knows for sure if the substance can get into breast milk and harm the nursing child. It is not a good idea to use sulfur acne treatment on sunburned or irritated skin, since the products may make your current condition worse. It is also a good idea to avoid areas of the skin that have eczema or an open wound.

It is also wise to avoid using sulfur acne treatments if you are currently using other products on your acne condition. Side effects of sulfur acne treatments may include a mild skin discoloration and odor. Talk to your doctor about whether a sulfur acne treatment is a good and safe choice for you. You may be a few treatments away from clearer, more beautiful skin.

By: mervarid

Caring For Aging Parents Without Guilt

Seniors who are able to age in place at home positively impact their general outlook and mental health. Being able to maintain their freedom and independence is a major factor for this. When asked, the vast majority of seniors would prefer to stay in their own home and live independently for as long as possible.

As living completely independent becomes more difficult, many children of seniors begin assisting by providing home health care to their aging parents. While this initially is a workable arrangement, there are limits to what family can provide ongoing. Baby Boomers’ lives are so hectic that they eventually run out of hours in the day to juggle work, their own children, and now their parents’ growing needs. What usually gets neglected are their own needs and health.

As the children of seniors find themselves spread too thin, they tend to feel guilty that they aren’t able to provide everything their aging parents need. Finding the right kind of assistance for aging parents doesn’t need to leave you feeling guilty.
The idea of placing an aging parent in a nursing home, while sometimes necessary, tends to seem so “final” which only makes you feel guiltier.

Assisted Living facilities offer the aging senior a safe place to reside while also offering assistance with personal care, access to medical care, prepared meals in a dining room setting, and a variety of social activities for residents to stay engaged throughout the day. But many seniors resist the idea of having to give up the home they have lived in for 40-50 years or more.

Home Care has become a popular option for many children when they can’t provide all the care their parents need and they want to allow their aging parents the opportunity to remain in their own home. Home care workers generally provide personal care with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting. But this option alone doesn’t provide that socialization component that an assisted living facility offers to help seniors thrive versus merely existing.Sometimes finding respite care a day or two per week is all you need. A respite caregiver is someone who comes in to assist a family, thereby allowing the primary caregiver(s) a break from the daily routine and stress.
If you need more than respite care, but less than a nursing home, and you don’t want to force your parents to move out the their home, home care that provides a component that focuses on enrichment activities may be the answer. Finally, a way to provide care for aging parents without the guilt.

By: Murphy Ortiz