February 12, 2015, By Sandra Weizman, DMH, DHHP. Reprinted with permission of crystalchild.wordpress.com
Tips for Managing your Child’s Heilkunst Treatment
I began treating my son with homeopathy when he was a young child. On two separate occasions, with two different practitioners, my husband was unsupportive and felt it was a waste of time and money. At that time he was working in advertising sales and he happened to call the owner of a dinner theatre company to sell him an ad. Somehow during the conversation my husband mentioned that he had an autistic child. The dinner theatre proprietor started telling him that his adult son used to have autism as well, but that he recovered with the use of special diets and homeopathy. My husband stopped complaining about the cost and time involved. Two years later, we were with a new practitioner, and there were more complaints from my husband. Then one day he sold an ad to an organic produce company. The same thing happened. The business owner told him that she had an autistic child who recovered using homeopathy. My husband stopped complaining and became supportive from then on.
Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, coined the term “occurrents,” for seemingly unrelated events that occur at significant times for specific reasons. What most people would call a coincidence is often a phenomenon meant to happen at a specific time and place to either assist you in achieving something, remind you of some trauma that you have not yet resolved, or perhaps show you the path or be a guiding light. Whether you believe in God or simply in a higher power, things happen for a reason. I was resolved to continue trying to heal my child; my husband was not supportive of my efforts and people were put in his path as guiding lights.
Through such guiding lights I was led to study Heilkunst in my desire to treat children with special needs and their families and to share this amazing system of medicine with them. I would now like to share a few tips for parents managing their children’s treatment.
It’s All in the Potency
Heilkunst practitioners typically prescribe remedies in the C-scale (centesimal scale). However, we will often start at a 30C and go up in potency to a 200C, followed by a 1M, 10M and so on. However, if there is a strong or lingering healing reaction, some may either pair the C-scale remedies with LM-scale remedies, in an attempt to add a gentle, more spherical dose to help ground or even out the effect of the C-scale remedy. There is a duality insofar as the C scale represents the male side while the LM represents the female side, sort of like yin and yang. That being said, LM potencies are capable of having a strong impact that is not always gentle in nature.
Other potencies that we have in our tool chest include homocords as well as the Fibonacci. Homocords combine two or more potencies into one dropper. So, for example, if you are prescribed Arnica 3C/5C/7C, it combines all three low potencies in the same remedy. This can be especially effective for certain remedies that offer an energetic rendering of a biomedical intervention that the child needs. A good example of a successful homocord used for autistic patients is Secretin 3C/6C/9C. The homeopathic version of Secretin can give the patient a similar benefit to gastrointestinal disorders that the physical drug bestows. In the case of my own son, when we first tried Secretin 30C, it proved destabilizing, but the homocord improved his gut problems significantly.
Homeopath and medical doctor Joe Rozencwajg, who published the book The Potency, Advanced Prescribing in Homeopathy, says that he sometimes prescribes a homocord such as Belladonna 30C/200C, because he is not sure which of the two potencies the patient needs. He claims that the patient will utilize the one needed and slough off the other one with no ill effect. It could be possible, however, that the patient requires both potencies simultaneously.