Monday, March 25, 2024

Homeopathy vs Allopathy 101



The Hermetic Philosophy is …

 “As within, so without, as above, so below, as the universe, so the soul.”

This philosophy dates back as early as the first century A.D., withstanding the test of time, for it is still relevant today.

 


In my dedicated 44 years of whole hearted service to wellness, you can well imagine the many tools in my tool box! For, I dwell deeply in the Ancients Ways our Ancestors cared for their families, globally. 



For decades we have incorrectly called, “labeled” these approaches, these laws of nature “alternative medicine.” When in fact, for 
tens of thousands of years this is how those that walked before us cared for themselves and their 

beloved ones!  I have dedicated a lifetime of work to Learn the nature of Nature; which we are naturally part of. 

 


Please excuse a soap box moment that has bubbled up within my work for decades now with this question to ponder. What is the oldest form of holistic approaches or natural medicine you may ask? Let us start with what some may say has turned into our

‘new four letter words’ our current 

three letter agencies: 


-AMA founded 1847 (176 years) 

-CDC founded in 1901 (122 years) 

 -FDA founded in 1906 (117 years)


All less than 176 years old many with “stakeholders” through inception.

Compared to the Bible’s mention of herbs and foods for well being.  

Or India’s Science of Life known 

as Ayurveda and 

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine 

both principles are several thousand years old. Globally, Indigenous people throughout mankind’s history have drawn upon the wisdom of Flora’s gift to their medicine cupboards. This natural law of order can not be replicated or improved upon! For it is as Organic as we are! Naturally! 



I ask you, how in the world can concepts and practices that have withstood the test of time, for millenniums; now be labeled CAM? 

Complementary Alternate Medicine (CAM)! This is what I call Original Medicine, which is of the earth, and part of Nature just as we are naturally!

 THIS IS NOT ALTERNATIVE THIS 

IS ORIGINAL MEDICINE! 

End read, as I have learned the slippery nature of a soap box, I gingerly step off! 



As an Herbalist, I have studied, worked with and taught: 

Chakra Systems, TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine, Aromatherapy, FLOWER ESSENCE aka FES, Gems and Stone signature,  Herbology, Homeopathy,  Reflexology, Nutrients as found in Vitamins and Minerals and Nutrition as in Food as Medicine. I have studied and practiced many disciplines such as Hatha, Iyengar, Kundalini and Prana Yoga. Along with T’ai Chi, QiGong and medical ChiGong. Behavioral Kinesiology, known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or “Tapping.”  As well as my beloved Reiki and Totem. I have also stayed in awe and in wonderment and very curious to the beautiful diversity of the nature of Nature. Let us take a deeper look into one of the many modalities available to mankind, Homeopathy.



In order to understand homeopathy, you must realize the difference from conventional medicine, known as Allopathy. A Homeopathic‘s view of the Allopathic approach  means        ‘different from the suffering.’ Allopathic’s treatment with drugs are mostly, given to work against a disease and its symptoms ie ‘anti.’ Think anti-pain, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressants, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-gas etc. It’s all sow often against or anti-our holy whole Body:( 


Consider my number one nutrient to teach folks about since my work began. I’ve been known to say “if you learn nothing else from me please learn to tend to your biome.  To tend to your friendly flora, as if it’s a

‘Garden-of-Eaten’ ~ daily!” 


Probiotic literally means 

Pro = For + Biotic = Life 

vs 

anti = against + biotic = life! 

Things that make you go hmmm… 

πŸ™ Hopefully πŸ™ 

 


On the other hand, homeopathy means to treat ‘similar to suffering.’ It is well known and established that homeopathic remedies are highly diluted in their preparation with successions. It could be said that homeopathic remedies work at the level of energy, NOT OF MATTER! Working with and encouraging the body’s wisdom and innate resonance! 


Homeopathy is quite the opposite of the allopathic approach, in that we try to understand what the symptom is telling us. At the same time addressing the person as a whole, helps to uncover the root cause. A key to this approach is that no two people suffer from the same dis-ease in the same way. We each have our own individual ways of reacting to the stresses of life, or exposures; that upset our ability to maintain our inner balance or harmony and therefore our Homeostasis! 



Homeopathy matches a person according to the LAW of SIMILARS! 

aka ‘Like cures like!’ In 1790 German 

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann founded homeopathy on this principle. That the symptoms and signs of the illness are in fact attempts in part of the organism to heal itself. (ie. think fevers working to rid the body of a pathogen, or headache’s warning the body of an imbalance.) 



Dr. Hahnemann’s beliefs  and ideas are that a remedy should be used to stimulate the restorative forces of nature. Nature which we are part of! Remedies should and can be given without provoking harmful side effects. 

Homeopathic remedies do not stimulate the bodies defense mechanism. He derived the word homeopathy from the Greek word, meaning

 ‘similar suffering’   

(homois pathos). 



Dr. Hahnemann very much believed in what is known as the body’s

 ‘Vital Force.’ 

Like most cultures through out humanities history, the notion that there is some sort of innate vital principle, which stimulates and regulates the human body systems.



Hippocrates wrote; “Through the like, disease is produced, and through the application of the like it is cured.” He also said, “Our natures are the physicians of our diseases.” That is why homeopathy takes in consideration the person as a whole body, mind and spirit. 



Hippocrates moral code, 

“First Do No Harm” really should be a part of the 

Hippocratic Oath. What say ye?



Unlike allopathic remedies, Homeopathy is about WHY a remedy is given, not WHAT is given. 



Hahnemanns’ conclusion is the foundation of Homeopathy, that when a substance capable of producing a similar symptom or signature to that of the disease. That substance is used to encourage the powerful strengthening of a God-given innate defense mechanism designed into the 

human being. 

With the correct remedy, 

the WHYs are answered by 

studying totality of the experience of each event of each persons’ bodily expressions of imbalance as well mindset and emotions! This can 

only be achieved by looking at the full picture of dis-ease! 



There are thousands of substances used to create homeopathic remedies, such as plants, minerals and venoms etc., all have an important place in the ‘Materia Medica!’ 



In this process, the selected substance is repeatedly diluted until the final product is chemically indistinguishable from the diluent.  Only nano-doses of the original substance can be expected to remain in the product. In my four decades of study and use; I fondly teach that only the intrinsic energy signature is left! 



Homeopathy uses the energy of a substances, rather than the chemical properties as allopathic ways do. A system had to be discovered that would  release this vital energy and make it available for simulation into the body. This Homeopathic system is called Potentization.



This system of  Potentization 

is the result of Repeated dilution and vibration, also known as succession of the Mother tincture, until the material Content of the original remedy is diluted to a nano dose with the energy pattern remaining. This is true of EVERY homeopathic preparation! 



If this sounds ‘all to far fetched,

 far out, voodoo-ish, witchy, poppycock, 

snake oil, new age flower child, 

hippy girl-ish’ … well,

 ‘you catch my drift.’ Let me stir the inner observant Einstein in you with his conclusion. Einstein said, 

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It could be no other way. This is not philosophy. 

This is physics.“


Know Thy Self ~ "Water is a mirror reflecting our minds through emotions and thoughts.” We now know water has memory as well! Imagine that! Imagine the ramification of water’s memory … many have. Through 

Dr. Masaru Emoto's beautiful, 

must own books, reality is captured in water crystal and snowflake photography, that is awesome! Dr. Emoto calls this “Water Consciousness.” Water plays a vital role in Flower Essence production and Homeopathy. These processes utilize water’s inherent memory 

that is associated with the mechanism of homeopathy.  The power of water is embraced during the processing with mind bending results. 


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It has been said, 

"It is better to know the patient 

that has the dis-ease than the 

disease the patient has." 

Understanding the totality of the relationship of emotions, exposures, environment, daily habits and predispositions to the health of the  body; as well the health of the psyche must be addressed! We hold a truth that genes do not necessarily create disease.  A model of epigenetics suggest it maybe our internal and external environments that maybe signaling the gene to create dis-ease.

 The Holiness of wholeness should be a foundation in caring for 

and treating the body as a temple! Tapping into and respecting the body’s “Innate Healing Intelligence” 

is a noble quest worth striving towards. Sadly, this is another major difference between the two approaches; that Homeopathy embraces. 

The Art of Healing! 

The Healing Arts! 



Preventive  medicine’s approach consists of  measures taken, that prevent diseases. Our current conventional ways of the allopathic approach is treating symptoms, rather than addressing root causes and imbalances ie Dis-Ease! Dis-Ease vs At Ease in a state of balance known as Homeostasis. This steady and ready state of Homeostasis is the supreme example of the God given innate Body Wisdom, that man can not improve upon much less create! Humanities current embrace is to treat “symptoms”  which fragments our bodies. That is to say we do not treat the whole of the human experience of body, mind and spirit. Not to mention the one size fits all mentality of writing prescriptions. Least we forget the reality of synthetic prescriptions created by of course, mimicking and even mocking natures cures. This is not health care, nor does it honor or even acknowledge the holy wholeness of our body temples. The time has come for the noble profession of healers to put down their pens. If we look towards the great writings of humanity as found in Bibles and our father of medicine Hippocrates, it is high time to relearn the gift of the ‘Garden of Eaten’ for “Food to be our medicine and our medicine to be our food.”



Albert Einstein also said “Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies.”Perhaps that is why this below petition to save Homeopathy from the FDA$’s self-appointed  overreach is so important. 

Alliance for Natural Health USA

94 Landfill Road, Edinburg, VA 22824


For more than 30 years ANH-USA has actively protected natural health. Please join our voices as we have been heard ~ impacting 248 Laws over the decades! Once again we need to raise our voices! This is a CURRENT battle Right Now! Again! FDA$ is flexing its last dying muscle. Over many attempts and decades the FDA$ failed to gain its’ self-appointed;  over reaching authority to implement its anti-supplement policy! Why care? There is a difference between Health Care and Medical Care. You do realize FDA$ relies upon treating sick people rather than maintaining HEALthy folks!! 

Et tu? Take a Stand! 


www.anh-usa.org



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We must Find + Stay Calm to Carry on

πŸ™ “God Bless Us, Everyone” πŸ™

An apple a day, and now “The rest of the story.” The Medical Journal actually studied this. Here’s the results:  “The study tells us that the ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ aphorism was coined in 1913 but was based on the original form with a different rhyme, some 149 years ago in Wales: ‘Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread,’  went the proverb in Pembrokeshire. The daily apple eaters in the study  were more likely to successfully avoid prescription medication than the people who did not eat apples.”


🍎  “How do you like them apples?” 🍏

“Will wonders cease to exist?” 

🍏 🍎 🍏

Talk about Original Medicine 

     πŸThyme to Upset the apple cart…🍎

That being said, here goes the dreaded and wretched Disclaimer! And I quote “Statements regarding dietary supplement meds, have not been evaluated by the FDA I am not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.”

How do y’all like my ‘CYA’ small print? 

Bonus  clue ;) 


Monday, September 4, 2023

My Generation’s Crones are Not for Your Mama’s Granny


My Generation’s Crones are Not for Your Mama’s Granny. Labor Day Lamenting ~ Reflections on my first Labor Day celebration as a retired folk. 

(written for my grandchildren someday when their eyes are old enough to read.) 

–Your grandma wore very short mini skirts, midriff tops, high boots, little makeup and no bra... 

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-She was the “Twiggy” model on runways and kept the clothes for pay. When denim jeans went from cowboy work wear to James Dean fashion, she choose maxi or midi dresses for comfort. 

-She lived in Chicago and saw the Civil Rights movement and Women Rights up close and personal. She was 10 In 1965 when laws passed protecting people of color and women against discrimination. 

photo credit: Julie Barkulis

-She knew that Woodstock was about to happen in 1969 but was 14 years old and was probably ‘grounded.’ She loved singing and dancing in musicals plays like The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie and Hair. Aquarius was her favorite. In schools they did “Duck and Cover” drills under desks, in case of an enemy attack with a nuclear blast. 

-Her hobby was going to concerts with many repeats to Jethro Tall, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, BB King, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. 

-She was at the 100th Kentucky Derby going 2 more times camped out with front row standing room only spots For concerts like Z Z Top. 

–She listened to Elton John, Cat Stevens, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Traffic, Fleetwood Mac, Earth, Wind and Fire and the Moody Blues. Lest we forget the smooth sounds of Santana! 

-She served dinner to Willie Nelson. Helped set up a Jefferson Airplane concert who were her neighbors in San Francisco’s Height Asbury. Talked with Grace Slick at the concert in the Golden Gate Park. She hung out in Gram Nash’s Victorian Home to celebrate his new baby son’s birth. 

photo credit: Tony Damian 

–She smoked tobacco and other        things… -She rode on motorcycles as mode of transportation in Key West and The City by the Bay. She rode in fast cars with Wisconsin Boys filled with fireflies through the dells. 

–She drank tequila at Sloppy Joe’s when she lived in Key West, in a Hemingway flat that came with Ernest’s legendary 6 toed cats. In the early mid-70’s when Parrot-heads and Margaritaville was not even a thing yet. For over a year in the Keys she developed a key component to “The Healing Arts” she calls

 “blowin’ the sink off.” 

photo credit: Kris McFarlane 

–She came home at 2 am but still left for work in the morning early enough to do sunrise yoga at Duval’s Street Mallory Square in Key West and then Bakers Beach in San Francisco. In her Maiden stage, curiosity kept her very 🧘‍♀️buzzy. 🧘‍♂️

photo credit: Kris McFarlane

-In her spare time she volunteered and went to sit-ins and peaceful protest, against the Viet Nam war, where she lost friends. Protested a Nuclear Power plant on the San Andreas fault line, driven by her free thinking of pray tell, why on earth? She attended a peaceful week long camp out before the American River was flooded; forever-changing water flow in California! Part of the "Wild Rivers Act” Protection Laws of 1972. She knew what she believed in and was always willing to stand up for her morals. 

-For years she was part of the pool of volunteers to help establish benefit concerts for Bread and Roses at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. These acoustic concerts featured the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Joan Baez. Bread and Roses were first to pioneer Fund Raising for ‘social causes’ through music. 

photo credit: Tony Damian

-She was rewarded a private whale migration tour under the Golden Gate Bridge after heading up a successful benefit for Green Peace. She had organized an event featuring roller skating around an outdoor concert with Crosby, Stills and Nash. 

-She and her roommates helped to start up the La Leche League, food co-ops and recycling in San Francisco in the 70’s. They learned to drink Brandy with the Christian Brothers and Wine in Sonoma and Napa Valley.

-She married a music man, a poet, he was the son of a carpenter. She still lives in the same hOMe they designed and built literally, with their own two hands 38 years later. Buck was one of the original Beatniks ~ Hippies! He was a story teller through his original songs that stressed artistic expression of life, love and questioning for understanding.

-Her youthful exuberance never dimmed as she stepped into her Motherhood stage. She worked full time while raising the love lights of her life, children Ross and Rose. 

Dedicated to keeping a close eye on the education system, in Volusia County was nominated as volunteer of the year with over 5,000 hours. 

-She developed a career over a deep seated belief in God’s Gift to man in the ways of the Laws of Nature! She spent 44 years standing up for our right to tap into the internal innate, God given loving intelligence. The God given Body Wisdom and capacity to heal.  A belief that healing is a creative process and therefore an Art Form. Her life was dedicated to studying the natural Laws of Nature and Gaia’s Apothecary. Finishing with twenty years at the Herb Shoppe. 

 -Even if it was hard like the salmon swimming against the flow, she always stayed true to her beliefs. Like salmon swimming upstream, unable not to follow her True North! She  became comfortable living outside of societies “normal” accepted conventions.  Her belief that what society calls “alternative” is in fact the ways of the ancient ones and Mankind’s tried and true health-care systems. 

      It is what The Power of Weee calls                 Original Medicine. 

photo credit: Tony Damian

Her quest to return to the garden is lifelong. She studied organic gardening way before it’s thyme. She spent the summer of 1976 living in an authentic TIPI with the Ross Family. With a fire pit in center this family sized Tipi was on Mount Tamalpais surrounded by John Muir Woods. Hugging trees, caring for worms and bees and tilling the earth was her introduction, to living and growing clean; connecting her once and for all thyme to Gaia. 

-She always said she was going to write a book and did - 3 so far - with success as 1 made  it’s way globally all the way to India ~ on its own merit. 

photo credit: Tony Damian

-Throughout the decades she spent many different long getaway weekends in sweat lodges and week long retreats. She relied on Mother Nature’s Flora and Fauna along with Life’s experiences as her most trustworthy teachers.

photo credit: Lisa Darmana Photography 

 She sought to learn and pray with many different indigenous medicine women, going to retreats with well known gurus and yogis at temples with many monks and shamans. 

photo credit: Tony Damian

-Not many people will ever be as “cool” as your grandma, due to her experiences. Yia yia has stories for days, the sum of all her parts. Aristotle comes to mind with one of her favorite thoughts “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.“ She worked, played and lived to her fullest and always loved with all her heart. She embodies an attitude of Gratitude and appreciation knowing Life is Beauty Full! 

-At times it feels like her baby boomer generation’s life’s experiences need to be shared. Many of this generation think very differently than mainstream opinions, full of curiosity’s questions. Any one that knows her, knows of a passion to adhere to her belief systems of what she believed to be true. To the point of being stubborn unable not to stand her  ground, not even for the sake of not bucking the system, or even the people she loves dearly. 


She remained true-blue to her belief system that runs very deep throughout her life; even when hard going against the ‘seemingly normal’ accepted rules. She learned to be comfortable in her viewpoints being uncommon.

It takes courage to go against the grain and stand up for what you believe in. “It takes Courage to grow up and become who you really are.”—E.E. Cummings.

 She found strength standing in the gaps, for she believes that is between herself, God and her soul. For in the end the Soul, is all any human being is born into this plane with and all we shall enter the gates of heaven with.  She always protected the notion that “All is well with her Soul.” 

-She was and still remains with an authentic hippy-ish flower-childish situation going on + on + om. Once upon a thyme, a sentient out of a mouth of a babe made her heart sing. When these words of deep understanding rang out, “Yia yia you are a natural rule breaker.” She and her Granddaughter were sharpening the other end of all of their coloring pencils, making two points.

 She may not wear mini skirts and boots any longer but she is still in her maxi and midi dresses. She most definitely still dances and moves through life to her own beat and belief systems. 

photo credit: Tony Damian

 Guess what? The moral of her-story is that I am not done yet. As I “Ease on Down the Road” following the Yellow Brick Road, I am reminded of a walk with my children. We were at Gemini Springs, as they walked on the sidewalk; calling me out once again. Barefoot in the grass walking beside them, they concluded I did not walk on side walks because “Sidewalks tell you where to go!” smirk 

Although, it maybe another chapter for Shel Silverstein’s book; I will stick to my grounding or 🦢earthing exercises!🦢Belly Laughing all the way, as I conspire with life to live authentically; on the strengths of my beliefs. In humility, I rest in the knowledge that I have made a difference in people’s lives with decades of devotion and service teaching the Art of HEALING. I Am turning another page, continuing to enliven my life by practicing “Letting Go and Letting God.” I remain filled with gratitude and in awe of Life’s lessons, beauty, joys and sorrows. Y’all will have to excuse this Mother, Sister, Yia Yia, Elder, this Wise Women and Medicine Women as I figure out how to wear my Crone’s Crown;) 

πŸ™ “God Bless Us, Everyone” πŸ™
 This Labor Day piece was written primarily for my extended family, my children and their children ~ when a dear client turned friend suggested I needed to share in my fb which i reject using only for political points. She said with eyes opening wide more ears are ready to hear as “They” roll out, yet another pre-named plan-demic virus vac season! Riddle me this batman, what about tens of thousands of children entering our schools from our unsecured open boarders of our nation; without the over 40 vaccines forced upon our children? Many census report over 50.000 undocumented children have recently entered in our school systems. Do Tell! Once again I am left with more questions than answers! As part of Dr. Wolf’s posse we continue to uncover unanswered questions. In my business I never thought I’d see the day that heard me say “I miss the Old Fashion COLD and FLU SEASON.” 


 πŸŽΆ The Mamas and the Papas singing 
Pete Seeger’s song comes to mind: 🎢
Where has Cold/Flu Seasons gone, long time passings? 
Where has Cold/Flu Seasons gone, long time ago?
Where has COLDS / Flus gone?
Gone forever everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
🎢 OH, WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?”🎢

Bob Dylan’s “The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind” When I say unto you one more thyme. The answer, my friend, is diligently taking personal responsibility for the care of and supporting our God given innate   🎢immune system. πŸ™πŸŽΆ


πŸ™ “God Bless Us, Everyone” πŸ™