Saturday, January 22, 2011

Good Stuff

Ok, so you really had to see it all lit up!
This year I put up a Christmas tree I actually felt proud of.  I am a happier person now that my PMS lasts maybe a couple of days, is not really painful, and doesn't turn me into an awful intolerant witch.  I am a considerably happier wife because my husband is less argumentative.  The words "high performance team" sometimes come to mind nowadays to describe our household dynamics.  Some months ago Dante began requesting to play with his dad now that dad is so much more fun.  We are all feeling better and coping better.

My son is way happier; my husband is much nicer; I am in heaven.  The good stuff we’ve been taking is called Homeopathy.
I learned about Homeopathy some years ago from good friends of mine.  Their five-year-old son was facing huge challenges within the Autism spectrum and they had to choose whether or not to hospitalize him to try out several medications on him.  Luckily for this child, the family was already using homeopathy and, by chance, had a conversation with their homeopathic physician before hospitalizing him.  The physician listened to the symptoms the child was experiencing and reassured the parents that a homeopathic remedy could help him.  The physician was correct.  The right remedy was used and within two or three days the symptoms stopped.  

I know for a fact that this child is perfectly well at this time, all because of very dedicated parents, homeopathy, and a very healthy diet.  And although Dante is very different in many ways to this child, I thought that if Homeopathy could help our young friend, it could potentially have something to offer Dante.

So what is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a way to treat symptoms that relies on minute (incredibly small) doses of natural substances. Homeopathic ‘remedies’ are used to treat symptoms that the original natural substance would have caused on a healthy person.  The minute doses are said to activate the immune system and help the body heal itself.

This is what some remedies look like...

See the References section below for a link to the fascinating history of how Homeopathy was discovered.

Benefits of Homeopathy for Dante:

We have been using homeopathy with Dante since Fall 2009.  The main changes we observed in Dante after starting homeopathy were:
  • More ability to soothe himself
  • Less head-banging when upset
  • Shorter tantrums
  • More eye contact
  • More ability to entertain himself
So to sum it up, Dante has been much happier, more consistent, and overall easier to manage since using homeopathy.  However, we are very interested to see further improvement in his overall quality of life.  That is where the CEASE therapy comes in.

Our whole family has benefited profoundly from homeopathy.  We are in a much better place today than we were a year ago.  So it is the perfect time to take the next step.  

Yesterday we received the first remedy that is part of the CEASE therapy.  Dante has had two doses by now.  I will talk about that on my next post!


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