Classical Homeopathy with Jenifer Shapiro
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About Homeopathy with Jenifer
Homeopathy is a gentle, powerful method of healing. It is not like supplements where you take something regularly to supplement the system. Homeopathy HEALS the system and imbalances gently and effectively through engaging the individuals vital force and teaching the body to heal itself. By offering the system a homeopathic remedy that matches the individuals symptomology, the ‘like cures like’ aspect of the homeopathic cures the maladies of the body, mind, emotions and spirit – allowing the individual’s own innate healing ability – termed vital force in homeopathy – to remind the body how to heal itself and come home to balance.
Homeopathy works with the mind, body, emotions and spirit. When there is an imbalance on any level, the proper homeopathic can aid in moving the individual toward health and vitality. Some areas where I use homeopathics to heal are: emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety and mood swings, lyme’s disease, chronic ailments, acute injuries, dental challenges, hormone shifts, headaches and physical ailments which require an individualized approach.
A different approach to healing
In allopathic medicine, you try to defeat the illness by either killing or suppressing it. Often, the doctor will have you take quite a bit of medicine regularly to do this. This is why you take 10 days of antibiotics instead of one. You may feel better in a day but to truly kill/suppress something, you need to push the system and the medication needs to be stronger than the illness and your vital force for a time. You end up causing your own vital force to have to heal afterwards from the effects of the suppression and aggravation.
This is the antithesis of homeopathy.
In homeopathy, we try to give you the minimal amount possible to effect a cure of your symptoms by igniting your inner vital force – the part of your system that heals itself – to kick out the illness. The combination of the right remedy at the right dose taken the right amount of times does this so it is critical that you not overdose yourself.
One aspect of homeopathy that is important to understand is that of layers. As we go through our lives we may develop layers of illness, trauma or emotional maladies that never truly get healed.
For example, I had a client, we will call him Sam, that came to me at age 26 with asthma. As a teenager he was given steroids for 4 years for acne. While the steroids did suppress the acne, they left a layer with that suppression and that layer was at least part of the cause of the asthma. When I treated the asthma, as the layers of suppression are released, the acne came back for a few days as the layers were healing.
This is the magic of homeopathy, the potential to heal something so deep it cures disease. And it often doesn't take much to do so. It's not like medications as by not trying to suppress, you don't need to take something for years. In fact, for some dis-eases one to five doses of a homeopathic starts the process of healing. Our goal is to ignite the vital force of the individual and strengthen their system for the future. This is the power of homeopathy so PLEASE, for your own good, follow the instructions for taking your remedy.
It's also important to note that remedies may take time to fully release a malady. For example, for Sam, he had only had the asthma for a few months so it cleared in a couple of weeks. I had another client, we will call her Sara, she had had asthma for more than 15 years and, while the remedy made it about 40% better within two weeks, it took nearly 6 months to clear completely (and 9 doses of the remedy which cost her only $35 plus a few session with me). That cleared the asthma COMPLETELY. She is no longer on medications at all. But again, it took time to do so.
Now there are two different types of treatment, chronic diseases require constitutional treatment which can take a bit longer to treat and acute diseases (like a quick onset flu or an accident) are much faster to respond to treatment (usually within minutes to hours). I can explain the difference to you in session or you may wish to take the intro course to better understand how this works if of interest to you.
What I've found is for some malady's, like chronic lyme disease, asthma if steroids have been taken (like in Sara's case), and other dis-eases which are years old, have affected the immune system and created autoimmune issues and/or clients have been on medications for for more than a year, it can take time and commitment to the process to clear the issues. I'm not saying this is always the case, each person is different and there could be a myriad of reasons for the issues, just a heads up that homeopathy, in healing at the core of the issue, isn't like a suppressive drug, you don't keep taking more of it to suppress and therefore the process can take longer. Yet if you think about it, a few months to a year to clear the symptoms is much shorter than a lifetime on medications. That is my view however, and again, the process may not be for everyone as it is a shift in thinking for some.
Form of homeopathics
I tend to do water and/or alcohol based homeopathics that I either have one of my labs make up, I make up for you, or I teach you to make up with the pellets at home, depending on the dose/remedy. This liquid remedy I’ve found creates less aggravations and flows through the system easier to effectively cure maladies without further suppressions.
I also use a variety of doses from 1LM to 6C to 200C depending on the needs of the client. When I offer you a remedy I’ll explain the dose as well as the remedy for you to know what and why you are taking the remedy as well as what to expect. I am very specific so please ask questions.
What I try to do is match the remedy itself – there are over 3000 remedies to chose from – to the symptoms and the dosage level to your vital force and the strength of the malady. This offers a holistic opportunity to cure instead of a one for all method of suppression.
What to expect
When you take a homeopathic remedy, one of 5 things will normally occur and it is important to work with me to ensure we follow-up based on your response to the remedy.
1) You are feeling better and better and at the same time the symptoms seem to be clearing themselves ongoing. This is what I expect to occur and what I try for with clients. We leave this alone and check in for anything else needed at your next session. According to the laws of homeopathy symptoms usually rectify themselves upon proper treatment in the reverse order of their original onset of appearance and move in certain ways so if you have questions, please ask.
Acute situations usually take less time to clear than chronic. Also, as I stated above, as our bodies clear through the layers in treatment, it is common during treatment for earlier suppressed symptoms to reappear briefly as they clear through. While it may be briefly aggravating to experience, it is a positive showing of the life-force clearing illness and it usually clears quickly depending on the length of time you may have been dealing with the illness.
2) Nothing appears to be happening after several days – You may required a stronger dose or a different remedy. It also may mean the remedy hasn’t had time to take effect. or that something else has accidentally antidoted the remedy such as coffee, mint or lavender. Depending on the situation and the selected remedy, it may take from one day up to a couple of weeks for the remedy to truly begin it’s action yet usually something is felt within a few days. There are a few remedies that can defy this and take up to a couple of weeks so contact me with questions.
As I stated earlier, this is not like allopathic medicine where a medication causes an immediate response and suppressed the symptoms while creating side effects. Depending on the remedy chosen, I will offer my thoughts on what to anticipate. Again, acute cases tend to clear more quickly than chronic, longstanding illnesses, which may take more than one remedy over a period of weeks to years to fully clear. Sometimes I let a remedy work for more than a month before changing to another for the most effective healing.
3) You feel better and then the symptoms appear to start coming back – you may need another dose of the remedy at a higher strength or a secondary remedy may complete the case. Contact me via email first and if I can't get a feel for what is going on that way (often I can check in and see), we may need to do a 15 minute phone consultation for me to see what is needed.
4) You feel better of the original symptoms and now old symptoms are coming back that you haven’t seen for years – This is what I described above as working through the layers and something I often look for as a good sign as it means that the symptoms were at one time suppressed – often from allopathic medicine - are now clearing themselves. Please record the clearing so that we can discuss what has occurred at your next session. If anything seems to get stuck, for example an old symptom stays for more than 2-3 days, contact me as you may need more of the remedy or a different dose/remedy.
5) You feel somewhat better but new symptoms you have never seen before seem to be appearing and disappearing – you may need a secondary remedy because the vital force isn’t able to sustain a cure and is creating accessory symptoms - which will either go away on their own in stopping the remedy and/or with the second remedy - this is very uncommon due to the way I dose which is very carefully prescribed AND for some people who have taken a lot of medications and/or are very sensitive to the specific remedy it can happen so please contact me so I can help asap. Often by just stopping the remedy these symptoms will disappear within a few hours to a day or two and then we can see what to do next.
Things to stay away from when you are taking a remedy
Homeopathic remedies are energy medicine and certain substances can clear them out.
In general, avoid mint, coffee, camphor, lavender and herbs in general. This includes these items inhaled and internalized such as in candy, gum, toothpaste or hair products.
Also, keep the homeopathic itself away from strong electric vibrations such as cell phones, computers, etc. 2 feet should be enough.
Allopathic and illegal drugs both can clear a homeopathic so please let me know if you are taking anything so that I can treat appropriately. That said, homeopathics should not affect the action of drugs or interact with them negatively.
Chiropractic, acupuncture and energy medicine done in certain ways can clear the remedy as well depending on the case so please refrain from these procedures while being treated and up to 2-3 weeks after treatment is successful. If you feel you need to use these practices, please let me know and I will shift treatment to meet your needs. Communication is always the key, there is always more than one way to heal.
Depending on the remedy given, I might offer additional precautions or none at all so these are general guidelines only.
*Therefore, always tell me what you are taking so that I can check for any potential challenges. This is your responsibility and I will remind you often but please take it seriously for treatment to be optimal!
If you choose not to and/or cannot avoid these factors, please let me know and I will shift our work together to working with specific homeopathics and potencies that might be more effective based on your needs. My goal is the outcome is the best for you, please communicate with me your true needs, I will not judge you, I only wish to be most helpful.
When to take the remedy
You will receive individualized instructions as well for your unique remedy.
For all remedies, take the remedy 30 minutes before or after eating or drinking anything including water.
How to take the remedy
I will give you specific information for how to take the specific remedy based on it’s action, strength and your individual needs. Please take it as I offer so as to avoid any unnecessary aggravations and ensure a clean clearing of symptoms.
Common Client Questions
What do I do if I did coffee or another item that might antidote the remedy?
Let’s wait a few days and see how you feel. Often the remedy will re-activate itself. Other times you may need another dose. You won’t know for 2-3 days and how you feel will show you the most. As an intuitive, if you are concerned, I can check in at that time as well, just shoot me an email.
What do I do if I overdosed?
If you took a bit more than needed, you may experience an aggravation of symptoms for a day or two while your system rebalances. If you took more than that, please contact us to schedule a phone consultation.
How many remedies will I need? Can one be enough?
Maybe it can but usually, it can cure quite a bit and then we may need 1-3 other remedies over the course of time to clear additional layers of activity. For some complicated cases, it can take years to completely heal.
Do I need to return to you to take additional remedies or can I use another practitioner?
While I’m happy to help, other skilled homeopaths can help you as well. Just let them know what I gave you and when so that they have a map of your history and don’t unintentionally cause a disruption to your system as not all remedies are useful in certain orders and various remedies can change the efficacy of others. For example, one remedy can antidote another at times and/ or intensify it’s action and not all homeopaths check for these aspects so you need to make it clear to your new practitioner.
Also, not all homeopaths practice the same way. We all are trained classically if we went to school for homeopathy, however, there are many 'schools' for homeopathy and you may find non-classically based homeopaths as well. Classically based homeopaths usually have years of schooling in homeopathy only. This is different than a naturopath or a homeopath that is trained through a few weekend courses. I am also trained in anatomy, pathology and physiology and not all homeopaths are so check with the person you wish to work with on their individual background to ensure a fit.
Also, some homeopaths follow newer methods of treatment that I do not prescribe to. I believe in what I see that works which is classical prescribing, usually one remedy at a time, in a minimal dose.
*This information is for educational use only, seek medical attention when needed.
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