Fall is here; cool mornings and nights in the Rockies, just a few hikes
left before the snow descends on the peaks. HSI is starting the two-year
Professional Certification Program in September. This is our 20th year of
classes and we feel that we have much to offer. You can start the
self-paced distance education at any time. If you are interested in joining the
two-year program, please call or write us before September 30th.
In this issue you will find:
- A “Back to School” special for aspiring home
health care homeopaths! See coupon below.
- A cured case submitted by Kate Paradis, a HSI graduate
- Quick Links to resources (articles,
practitioners around the world, discount books, remedies and more).
- “Ask Barbara” – Your email comments
Barbara Seideneck, CHom, CCH, RSHom
DirectorHomeopathy School International
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Custom Field 1
Promote Your Practice!
your profile, picture, and a cured case to be featured in the newsletter: email@example.com
We will promote your homeopathy practice through the HSI website, Facebook and Twitter.
we can advance awareness of homeopathy and you can keep up to date with the Homeopathy
|NEW!!!! Homeopathy Study Group |
|Starting in Boulder, CO Oct. 1st|Graduates
of HSI will receive assistance with challenging cases and review of
Materia Medica in this two-hour monthly study group. Email the school with your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Join our list|
| Meet Kate Paradis, CHom|
Kate is an HSI graduate and works in her full-time homeopathic
practice in Boulder, Colorado. We just received a case
from Kate demonstrating the successful treatment of long-term chronic
migraines. If you’d like to contact Kate directly, please visit the HSI Practitioner Page.
A 48 year-old man, we’ll call “Bill”, has suffered frequentdebilitating migraine headaches for 40 years. Bill is a software
developer, balding, slightly built, and very reserved. Initially, I had
to ask many questions to get the necessary details for a reliable homeopathic
I found out that my client had
migraines as a child which were accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Later, in college, the
migraines became purely painful episodes where his head felt as if in a
“vice grip”. This constant
and debilitating pain could last for 1-3 hours. Now when this happens he cannot work or do much of
anything but lie down. Often, he knows a migraine is coming on when gets
a metallic taste in his mouth. If he eats something at that point, he can avoid
the migraine in 25% of the incidences. Then again, quite often the
headaches occur shortly after eating dinner. Typically they occur three times a week.
The migraines start with a burning pain in his
solar plexus, which radiates up into his head, where it settles.
Sometimes it feels like the internal pressure will cause his head to explode,
and then he feels as if external pressure is pushing in. Applying
pressure with his hands helps a little. The migraines almost always occur
after 4 pm, if occurring later there will be
residual pain the following morning. Frequently he experiences an
increase in saliva with the migraines.
One thing that struck me was how little of his
childhood he could remember, and when I asked him to recount a happy memory, he
struggled and could not come up with anything. Now he is content with his
life, his marriage and his sons. His hobby is playing guitar and writing
songs. This helps soothe his headaches.
The remedy Natrum muriaticum seemed to fit the
symptoms best. This remedy is commonly used for serious headaches, and helps
especially when a person is very reserved and has a sad past. Bill had also
reported a craving for salt, a strong thirst and his headaches coming on
periodically. He did not get the
headaches at the typical time listed for Natrum muriaticum (10.00 AM). But since so many of his other symptoms matched
the symptom list of the remedy, I still felt like it was worthwhile to start with it.
Natrum muriaticum in a low 30 C strength
improved Bill’s life tremendously. In eight weeks his migraines decreased
from 1-3 per week to three headaches total. The following year the improvement
continued to migraines less than once a month. In the meantime he brought his
son to see me, and he did not talk about himself but mostly about his son’s
health. Basically he felt so much better and is now what I like to call a
| Ask Barbara!|
|Q: What are some other remedies useful in|
A: As you can see in Kate’s case Natrum muriaticum is a very effective remedy
for migraines. There are hundreds of homeopathic remedies available for chronic
headaches and migraines. Homeopathic remedies for chronic conditions are most
effective when they are tailored to the person’s combined symptoms. A skilled
practitioner will need to find a remedy that not only addresses the condition
of a migraine per se but also addresses specific symptoms related to the
migraine (time, quality of pain, factors that worsen or improve the condition)
and other symptoms experienced by the persons in the past or present.
A few remedies commonly used for serious
headaches or migraines are:
1. Nux Vomica (the person feels cold, is
better from warmth, sensitive to everything, very irritated, and wakes around 4
AM with stressful thoughts – often used as a "hang-over remedy)
2. Belladonna (pain starting at 11 AM or 3 PM,3. Sepia (pain often worse
the person is usually hot, dry, better from cold applications, extremely
sensitive to jarring, has a pounding pain with a headache often settling around
the right eye).
between 2.00 and 5.00 PM,
left-sided headache settling over the left
eye, the person feels cold, is worse from cold, and the migraines
usually have a hormonal reason).
Back to School Special!
Register by October 15th, 2010 for:
Foundations of Homeopathy and Home Care
and receive a 10% discount
- Students engage in classroom activities by viewing the full course content on high quality DVDs.
- Study is self-paced at your own time from any
- Support from Certified homeopaths with all assignments
| Offer Expires: October 15, 2010 |