After finishing my homeopathy degree, I was somewhat disillusioned. I was still very far from healthy, and felt it would be fraudulent to go touting a therapy that I myself had found only partially effective. If I’d have paid a bit more attention to both my body and my lecturers, I would have realised that my continued state of ill-health didn’t at all prove the ineffectiveness of homeopathy. Quite the opposite. In homeopathy, the concept of MAINTAINING CAUSE is drummed into you until you are saying it in your sleep. You can keep throwing remedies at someone, but if the source of disease is still present, then any good effects will be short-lived, as the person is dragged back down. This is exactly what was happening in my case. A well-placed remedy would give me relief very temporarily, but it was as if I was wearing lead boots. Those lead boots in my case were 5 large mercury fillings sitting in my mouth, constantly leeching mercury into my already overburdened body. It was a good lesson to take into my clinical practice. If a case gets ‘stuck’ I often think back to my own journey. Is there something that could be dragging the person down as fast as they are propped up?
In the toxic world in which we live, there is usually a plethora of possible substances to consider in every case that might be adding to the patient’s toxic load on a daily basis. An example would be the food a person is eating. Once someone has a high toxic load, the body often starts to react to previously innocuous foods in an allergic way. The immune system has gone haywire, and stops being able to accurately differentiate between toxins, and safe molecules. During treatment, it is helpful to eliminate any substances which are causing these kind of immune reactions, in order that there is no extra stress being piled on. The idea is to try and help the body’s ‘vital energy’ in any way we can whilst the healing process is taking place.
A maintaining cause doesn’t have to be a physical thing. It can just as easily be a mental/emotional situation which is draining the individual’s energy on a daily basis, and inhibiting healing. For example, if someone is trapped in an abusive relationship, or is caring for a sick relative, or has a ‘stuckness’ from things that happened in their past which are undealt with. All these things have to be borne in mind when analysing a case, especially if a case becomes ‘stuck’ at a particular point, or keeps sliding back down after temporary improvement. It is a point to consider when observing your child through the treatment process. Being a super sleuth to their ups and downs, and the possible triggers that could be handicapping their recovery could help the speed and effectiveness of their healing journey.