I love the ability of homeopathy to heal emotional and physical ailments.
This case was a really beautiful illustration of a good constitutional remedy in action. Here I would like to demonstrate how we find a remedy and show the response it has had a few weeks later
I met a lovely lady back in December who has been struggling with joint pain in her big toe, for 2 years she has suffered with ‘needle-like’ pains stabbing in her big toe joint on her left foot. Walking was uncomfortable, she even felt it when resting her foot. Her right foot was problematic too, stiffness and tightness in the arch.
Her hands were weak, she couldn’t open jars, her fingers would lock up and be painful. Her hands would swell and they felt restricted in their movement. Both the hands and toe had been troubling her for over 2 years on a daily basis.
Skin is reactive to sunlight, itchy heat rash appears on her when exposed to direct sun.
Emotionally she was sad and emotional about the suffering of someone she was very close too. I felt there was a lot of deep seated and historic grief in this lady. She was visibly upset when telling me of her situation and I felt her pain.
As a homeopath I listen to my client, I hear what is said and what goes unsaid. From an hour long appointment I try and find the ‘stand out’ information that will help me arrive at a remedy that fits the totality of someone’s situation.
I use the Repertory to help me, this is a record of symptoms (physical and emotional) that pinpoint remedies and their action upon the body. Every symptom is a clue, and every clue leads to a remedy! Even a food reaction to cucumber was useful info, and sun sensitivity!
I have shown the rubrics I used and the remedies that came up as a potential match.
Nat Mur came out way ahead. Nat Mur is about suppressed / unexpressed grief and sadness. Grief is one of the most complex emotions to navigate. We struggle with grief as it can seem deep and unending. Sometimes by simply addressing an emotional state we can effect a huge shift in the physical realm. Many times I see that mental & emotional causes create physical manifestations in the body. I sent this lady 3 doses of Nat Mur 1m……..and 2 months later this is the result……. Follow Up: Toe pain – gone. No sign of it for several weeks. Had a long day out in London, on feet all day, nothing. No arch pain Fingers – Feel lighter, can open jars, swelling a thing of the past, no locking. Even played some piano! Emotionally – after taking the first dose of Nat Mur “I lost the queasy feeling I get when thinking about the past, I tried to look for that unpleasant feeling and couldn’t find it” 2 years of joint pains gone, years and years of grief and sadness, dissipated. I am always in awe of homeopathy. I love to see it working, I am addicted to the search for the ultimate ‘Constitutional’ remedy – the remedy that fits that person, on an individual level. To see chronic joint pain just disappear, after a few doses of a little sugar pill is extremely gratifying.