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Recent 'Your Homeopathy Story' Submissions

We love to hear about how people are using homeopathy at home to heal themselves and their families. Here are a few of the stories we've receveived recently. Submit your own story today!

One Friday afternoon when I was picking my 16 month old son up from daycare, my daycare provider notified me that a little girl at the daycare had developed Hand, Foot, and Mouth (HFM) disease that week and to be on the lookout for HFM symptoms in my son (as you parents might know, its incredibly contagious). A quick search online told me to watch for fever, red spots on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and red spots around his mouth. Within 24 hours of that warning I saw the spots starting to appear and he started to develop a fever. At first I thought I would just let the course of the illness ride itself out (my Googling had told me that it usually resolved on its own in about a week), but after a few days with no break in the fever I decided I wanted to try an intervention. I turned back to my friend Google to find out which homeopathic remedies I should try for HFM – and there was surprisingly little information on remedies for that particular illness online. But I found one article buried on a website that listed 2 remedies as helpful for HFM. After reading their descriptions I decided to give him Antimonium tart, which I did right before he went to bed, still very feverish. But the next morning, when I went to get him from his crib, he sat up smiling, his rash was already starting to fade and his fever was completely gone, never to return.

-Audrey T., Washington, DC

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My 18 year-old son was a counselor at summer camp when he cut his foot while running along the stony lakeshore. The waterfront director sent him to the infirmary. They cleaned the cut, put in a few stitches and gave him a tetanus booster shot. Late that afternoon, Brandon called me to tell me about it, and said his arm was very tender. Fortunately, we had sent him with a small first aid kit, so I told him to take a dose of Ledum. "Mom!" he said, "That's for insect bites!"  I reminded him it was for all 'puncture wounds' that were cool to the touch. He phoned me the next day to tell me that after one dose, the injection site got a bit red and itchy for about an hour, then faded and his arm was fine! The cut took a bit longer, but it healed well, too!

-Anonymous

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Matilda is a 13-year-old Chihuahua who was put on Prednisone 10 years ago for severe itching, and then on Phenobarbital 2 years ago for seizures. The seizures usually come on when she’s running around excitedly. At the recommendation of our vet, she’s been eating home-made meals for the past 5-6 years.


We started observing her seizure patterns very carefully, noting frequency, time-of-day, and so on. The most remarkable symptom was that the seizures appear to start when she hits bright light; this can be when she crawls out of bed in the morning, or when we’re out on a walk, and we move from deep shadow to bright sunlight. Her legs start trembling, and then “pumping the air”.

We also noticed that she’s very thirsty, which at first we attributed to the steroids, but it was excessive for that. After we started to repertorize, we came across an interesting rubric for the remedy Stramonium: “Skin, crawling as of many bugs” which really described what she acted like when she was young. All her other symptoms were described under Stramonium, so we decided to give it a try.

Our vet ordered the remedy for us in a 30C potency. About 3 hours after the first dose, she had a small seizure, but recovered quickly. The next day, when we went for a walk and hit sunlight, she ‘froze’ for a moment, but did not go into a seizure. Ten days later, she DID have a seizure, so we called our vet, and he told us to give another dose. About a month after that, she needed another dose when she broke out in hives and was chewing on her feet. Now Matilda is 15 years old and off all medications. Hooray for homeopathy!

-Anonymous

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I had a chronic cold that would take my energy levels down and affect my mental system for the worse for years.

One day I phoned a friend of mine and an old acquaintance picked up the phone.  We chatted for the first time in almost 20 years.  He inquired about my cold and I told him I always had it, three-four times a month and quite heavily.  He then proceeded to ask a few questions; where it started, left or right side in the throat, what food I liked... and something else. He then suggested I take a dose of Lachesis and went onto explain that after a couple of years I would rarely ever again see this cold again.  I purchased this remedy and two days later the cold was completely gone and stayed away for 10 months at which time my friend suggested I repeat but with a 100M ... Great stuff!!!

-Anders Cederberg