What Is Sequential Therapy?

I recall once, years ago, going into a Starbucks in Ottawa, Canada. The barista who was preparing my tea noticed the pin on my lapel of my alma mater, The Hahnemann College for Heilkunst and Homeopathy. She asked me what it meant.

I revealed that it represented Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’, where art and science meet on the cusp of our divinely-created humanity. When she asked what kind of medicine we practiced, I replied, “homeopathic”, as most folks are versed in what that means.

Another woman at the end of the counter asked, “So is that the kind of homeopathy where you peel the patient like an onion?  I hear that its sequential approach is the most effective treatment protocol available. I have a friend who was infertile prior to working with one of you.”  

I was pretty shocked to hear her say this and I conveyed that I’d been the first Registrar of the school some years prior. Also, that I didn’t realize that the sequential approach was known by very many people. She ended by saying how thrilled her friend was to have conceived after so many years of heartache.

What Does Sequential Therapy Involve?

When patients first decide to see us, they fill out an intake form describing their basic health information. This includes their current supplements, and pharmaceuticals, and their history of any surgeries or dental work. It also covers the basics of their diet and lifestyle, including exercise, sleep and hydration habits. We want to know the present and past chief complaints, and where they experience pain in their bodies.

We also provide them with a timeline guide, asking them to plot all of their emotional and physical traumas in chronological order, from the present to their birth. Shocks and traumas can include surgeries, injuries, drug use, vaccines, as well as emotional traumas.

Sample Time Line :

  • 2002 August Laid off from work, period of high stress – headaches began
  • 2001 January Severe Bronchitis – 4 weeks in bed, antibiotic use, exhaustion
  • 1998 March Mom died of cancer – very sudden diagnosis, shock, grief, anger
  • 1993 February Broke left leg skiing
  • 1990 June Breakup of serious relationship – many months of sadness
  • 1985 October Hep B Vaccine
  • 1979 May Family in car accident – not serious – bumps and bruises, shock
  • 1975 September Family dog died – first experience of death, sadness
  • 1972 July MMR Vaccine – original
  • 1971 November DPT Vaccine – original
  • 1970 January Birth – mom was induced? antibiotics drops in eyes? born blue – cord wrapped around neck
  • Prebirth – at 7 months, mom fell down flight of stairs – no injury, but very anxious for baby

Patients often worry, “What if I get the order wrong?” or “ What if I forget something?” Don’t worry, as your body’s cellular memory will step up and display symptoms related to the next event to be cleared towards the end of your current twenty-eight day remedy cycle. Think of it like a geological dig, or a multi-layered wedding cake.

Once we start the process, the body knows that it’s on this giddy-up plan. It just systematically offers up its harbored traumas every lunar cycle. For example, my son fell out of bed when he was a wee tyke when we were on holiday. I’d felt very guilty as he’d ended up breaking his collarbone. I should have put his bed on the floor.

I think I was blocking out this memory. I forgot to include this incident on his timeline. When we tried to go past this event to treat the next written one, he woke up the next morning and complained of “a very sore neck”. When I asked him what it felt like, he said, “Just like it did when I broke my collarbone at Auntie Louise’s and Uncle Don’s.”  Yikes!

The body never forgets, and so we backed up and I picked up the homeopathic remedies to treat this event instead of trying to bypass it.

The other example I have is with our cat, Smokey, who’d been struck by a car and broken his jaw years prior. When going through his timeline, just before the event was due, his jaw swelled and erupted with pus. Lovely, I know. His body did not let us skip over this unresolved trauma. The next timeline remedies you need will be obvious, even if not written down on your timeline.

If I had your permission, I could dazzle you for hours with such stories of sequential timeline treatment. By changing some of the details for privacy, I will share one more with you.

I was working with a woman going through timeline treatment. We reached the point in her history of a brief marriage that she felt had been a mistake. He had moved to the other side of the world and they never saw each other again. At least not until the precise month that we were due to clear this event on her timeline.

Doesn’t she bump into him, across the country, at the airport? They sat and had coffee and shared what they’d been doing in their lives since their divorce. She cited that the reunion had been awesome and that she gained closure in that impromptu meeting in ways she’d never imagined. Then she winked and asked me if I thought this occurrence happened because it was next due to be treated on her timeline. I asked her back, “What do you think?”

Where Did Sequential Treatment Originate?

Our mentor, Rudi Verspoor, DMH and Dean of Philosophy of the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst and Homeopathy, was once flying back from France in the early 1990s, when he wandered into the airport bookstore. There, on the shelf, was the French version of a book called, Rediscovering Real Medicine, by J.F. Elmiger, an MD in Switzerland. Rudi studied it the whole way home back to Canada, and upon his return shared the concepts of sequential timeline therapy with his wife, Patty Smith.

It made so much sense to them both that they began to incorporate Elmiger’s sequential approach into their respective practices. Over time, they developed it more fully under the umbrella of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s complete approach of “Heilkunst Medicine”.

A Little Dose Of History

The idea of sequencing began with the founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). He understood disease to be hierarchical. He also made a distinction between primary/tonic (diseases of constant nature) and secondary/pathic (diseases that are variable in nature). Dr. Hahnemann basically said that if you eradicate the constant diseases first (the mother), the secondary diseases (the baby) are generally destroyed alongside.

In some cases (around 12-15% of the time), this doesn’t happen because the baby disease (the pathic disease that is identified by a specific symptom picture) has grown into an independent adolescent with the same characteristics of the mother. In that case, you need to go after both of them.

It’s important to note that diseases of a constant nature exist in time based on the order in which they impregnated our organism. This ‘sequencing’  means that like an onion, they’ve got to be stripped off layer by layer in the order in which they were assumed. This is the reason we treat the timeline in reverse chronological order.

Our Genetic History Is Also Sequenced

Another important treatment sequence relates to the chronic miasms, or inherited disease tendencies in a family tree. Without getting too much into this topic which is better explained here, it is fair to say that our human history as it pertains to diseases, is also sequenced. Psorinum, or itch disease, is the oldest Genetic Miasm while Lyme is more recent. These inherited diseases also demand to be treated in a particular clinical order.

Dr. Hahnemann proved three main diseases in his lifetime; Psora, “Pseudo-Psora” (Tuberculosis), and Sycosis. He wasn’t alive long enough to identify the remaining chronic miasms. The work he did on these, however, laid down the crucial principle and methodology for later homeopaths to identify the remaining ones.

Dr. Elmiger, likewise, discovered a sequence to the chronic miasms. He identified that they followed the ‘Law of Succession of Forces’. He was the first to systematically follow a sequence for tonic disease and for the chronic miasms based on the use of nosodes (energetic medicines made from disease discharges) and isodes (energetic medicine made from the actual drug or vaccine material).

This approach provided the key to unlocking the health complications caused by iatrogenesis (ie diseases caused and/or worsened by pharmaceuticals). These blockages must be addressed in order for the application of sequential treatment to be fully successful.

Although Hahnemann laid down the principles of the dual nature of disease (see Dynamic Legacy; From Homeopathy To Heilkunst, by Rudi Verspoor and Steven Decker), not much was done with it for 150 years while his wife, Melanie Hahnemann, held his transcripts for the 6th edition of, Organon of The Medical Art, in abeyance.

As Rudi Verspoor cites, “It was not until the 1970s that a Swiss medical doctor, Dr. J.F. Elmiger, who decided to study homeopathy, discovered that the iatrogenic shocks of drugs and vaccinations was a major cause of illness and that the treatment of these shocks proceeded in the reverse order of their occurrence. He called the treatment of these shocks and traumas according to their reverse time sequence La therapie sequentielle or Sequential Therapy.”

The next step was the introduction of Dr. Elmiger’s approach to North America. While a number of individuals did this independently, it was the work of Rudi Verspoor (Canada) and Patty Smith (USA), working in collaboration in the early 1990s, who added a significant dimension to Dr. Elmiger’s discoveries, namely that of emotional shock. While this had been included in Elmiger’s work, it was not fully developed, as Dr. Elmiger restricted his practice mainly to children and certain adult cases. He generally found adult cases difficult to handle. With the insights into the medicines for emotional shock, Verspoor and Smith were able to expand the idea of Sequential Therapy for adults in an effective manner. Their first book, Homeopathy Renewed, published in 1995 (and superseded by Homeopathy Re-examined), brought Dr. Elmiger’s work, combined with their own extensive research and clinical experience in developing the sequential approach, to North America.

While Sequential Therapy, or ST for short, is highly effective, it is important to realize that it is only part of a much broader system of medicine created by Dr. Hahnemann, which he called Heilkunst, or the art of restoring health.

This system requires the foundations of health also be addressed, in terms of bio-chemical balance, diet, exercise, supplements, hormones, energy blockages, etc, as well as various realms of disease that go beyond that of the timeline and the chronic miasms. For ST to be most effective, it must be part of this more complete system of remediation.

The Small Print

Nothing is written in stone; in some cases the patient’s issues are so acute that the timeline therapy is suspended until the more demanding issues are addressed. Also, in some cases the patient runs through her timeline at warp speed. Phosphorous constitutions just tend to be souped up in ways where they present their next issues every 2-3 weeks, instead of the typical 4 weeks.

My colleague once served a patient whose life force looked for the next remedy every three weeks. She asked him what he did for a living. He said, “I make fast cars go faster.”  She thought this appropo.

Timeline treatment may be suspended in a given month while a more immediate need has takes over the life force. Examples include going into labor, or undergoing a surgical procedure. The support remedies that month would relate to the present tense, rather than clearing something from the past. The timeline is a map, after all, and does not override new life events showing up in the present.

Dr. Hahnemann stated, “Treat what you see!” As it turns out, a good percentage of the time, what is seen is the next timeline event’s symptoms looming. Other times, it’s a challenging mess of blooming, buzzing confusion and you’d better be properly apprised of what’s what. This is where the map of Heilkunst principles guides the practitioner through even the most complex cases.

Thyroid Support for Winter Immunity

[This post is from the October 2018 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Let’s talk about natural immune function! Are you running at peak performance ensuring that you’re bolstering your innate capacity to keep you whole and hale over the coming Winter months? Would you like a few tips?

Our thyroid needs a good storehouse of iodine on board. This organ filters the blood every 20 minutes and acts like a video game shooting at errant bacteria. As part of your immunity, it is searching out unwanted microbes and annihilating them with spurts of iodine. If it’s deplete, those gnarly bad bacteria go unchecked.

This is why a diet rich in kelp and sometimes even an iodine supplement is recommended. Consider that exposure to radiation, cell phones and computers deplete your iodine stores. Not only is iodine supplementation becoming more critical in the realm of natural fertility, but also for your general health and longevity.

Whether you’re seeking tips for remaining healthy all Winter long, or you’re after sources of iodine, we’ve got your back.  We wrote a book that speaks to whole foods and supplements that we’ve used ourselves for our family for over 20 years. You can find it here. Plus, if you’re looking for more thyroid care, the specific article here will boost your immune function as well. Here’s to your good health!

How to Identify and Correct Mineral Deficiencies

[This post is from the September 2018 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Let’s take a look at mineral deficiencies. If you suffer leg cramps, issues with your hair breaking or falling out, PMS, menstrual cramps, headaches, hot flashes, restless legs, joint stiffness, musculoskeletal soreness, trouble sleeping, cavities, poor fingernail growth, or infertility, you could be in significant need for mineral supplementation.

You may ask, “how can I know for sure?” We recommend live blood analysis with a highly trained analyst or a CoRe Bioresonance Session with our Jeff Korentayer, in order to discern if you’re ‘minerally’ challenged.

We have great tools for helping you to replenish the minerals not available in your foods. Years of Big Agriculture (Big Ag) spraying bio-chemicals and improper crop rotation has leached the soil of its mineral stores.

With our patients, we often recommend homeopathic tissue salts, bone broth, and solé brine which can be both cost-efficient and a solid way to supplement your mineral health. If for some reason, you’re not absorbing your minerals, we can help on that score as well.

There are ways to first ascertain and then treat your mineral deficiencies. Don’t suffer unnecessarily or just settle for your suffering. Often, it’s quite easy to address when you know what you’re looking for.

Jeff Korentayer and Allyson McQuinn have been working by phone and Skype with patients around the world since 2001. You can reach their office at reception@arcanum.ca to set up an initial consultation.

Will A Vegetarian Diet Help You Get Pregnant?

Will a vegetarian diet help you get pregnant? Yes and no … but mostly no. For fertility, we generally recommend a ‘vegetarian-style’ diet. That is, it still includes portions of healthy animal proteins. You’ll want the majority of your food to be raw and cooked vegetables. This is both for fertility as well as  other health reasons.

Fresh, organically grown vegetables are nutrient dense. Yet it’s generally not a good fertility strategy to “go all the way” into a pure vegetarian diet. Fertility and pregnancy have an essential need for animal fats and proteins.

Photo by MS-R / Michael S-R “Health” https://flic.kr/p/7eekgw

It turns out that your physiology is not as ‘modern’ as you’d like to think. It still harkens back to your paleo roots. Let’s take iron and vitamin B12 as examples. A vegetarian diet is usually quite deficient in these. Doubly so if your focus is conception, or the stages of healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Iron is a difficult mineral to get in a balanced, absorbable form, other than from animal sources. I remember during both my pregnancies, I craved a bloody steak, weekly! I thought I was going back to my primal, cave-woman roots.

There’s another indirect challenge with the vegetarian diet. That is, the tendency is to eat a lot more carbs (as filler) and sugars (driven by various cravings). This is a path of LOW nutrient density and filler foods. A lack of healthy animal fats and proteins opens up a nutritional gap for this downward spiral.

Should you worry about too many saturated fats with this diet? Beware, as we’ve been sold a bill of goods known as ‘the cholesterol myth’. It was really a marketing campaign engineered by the Statin drug industry. It has wrongly steered folks away from healthy animal fats and proteins. Instead, it encourages an unhealthy abundance of carbs. It’s not fats that make you fat, it’s sugar!

Good pH balance is the number one fertility factor. A vegetarian diet pushes you in the opposite direction. At its worst, it tends towards lower density carbs and sugars and other types of cravings. It may “sound like a good idea at the time,” but is out of touch with your fertility nutrition needs.

Another hallmark of the vegetarian diet is all the soy protein substitutes. Soy burgers; soy protein powder; soy milk – you know the drill! Consider soy foods to be ‘anti-nutrition’. We’ve written more about this elsewhere.

The phytoestrogens found in soy interfere with:

  • Endocrine function (potential to cause fertility problems)
  • Reproductive issues
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Reducing the assimilation of important minerals
  • Premature puberty

It’s a hormonal nightmare! Adding this to the general issues of a vegetarian diet is an open invitation for infertility. Dr. Price’s research shows the importance of animals fats and proteins for fertility. Our clinical experience confirms this. It’s the foundation for a healthy fertility diet.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Speech Success Story

At the beginning of summer, I had expressed to Allyson my concern about my daughter’s speech. I (and her father) were able to understand her quite well. However, some family and strangers were not. This wasn’t so much an issue for me being judged on her “speech issues,” but an issue for her. Too many
times she would shut down socially. I remember when I [dragged] my big pregnant self to the park on a hot summer day and a little boy showed up. She was so excited and started jabbering up a storm. To which he replied, “Uhh, I don’t even know what you’re saying.” She came right over and asked to go home. Once I finished buckling her up she started sobbing.

She would get so frustrated when family would go on with a conversation with her as though they understood her, but their conversation back wasn’t near what she was talking about. She was tired of repeating herself to them. She was also tired of trying to talk to strangers in line at the grocery store to be met with an empty stare. My heart hurt for her. She had cried many times over this, while I could clearly hear and understand exactly all the pain it was causing. She didn’t qualify for speech [therapy]. I had tried all products for speech…herbal tinctures, specific ratios of omega’s, etc.

I finally had a thought to bring this up to Ally. I was hoping to address the emotional hurt this was causing not expecting there was a remedy for the speech issue itself. My daughter was given Baryta Carbonica. Over the next few weeks her speech cleared up SO much that people carry on lengthy conversations with her [now]. They don’t believe she is just 3 years old. She now loves talking to family and I see her happy in imaginative play with kids at school and the park, chatting back and forth about super powers, white cats, and all of her favorite fruits and vegetables.

I am so thankful every day for the principles of Heilkunst, Ally, Jeff and Diane. My daughter has a lot to say. A lot. And now she isn’t afraid to say it.

-Mom of a daughter who talks until my ears bleed now”

Suicide and Antidepressants (SSRI’s); Rooting Out The Cause From a Homeopathic Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Allopathic realm, debate persists on whether some antidepressant drugs (ADs), in particular the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), cause the emergence or worsening of suicidal ideation in “vulnerable patients”. Across the globe, ADs, especially SSRIs, are among the most commonly prescribed medications (Stafford, 2001[26]). However, it is still suggested that you use them anyway?!

See this excerpt from PMC, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health as an example:

“The documented efficacy and long-term benefit of antidepressants in patients with recurrent forms of severe anxiety or depressive disorders support their use in those individuals with these disorders, who experience suicidal thoughts or behavior. In general, it is assumed that antidepressants are beneficial for all symptoms of depression, including suicidality. However, some evidence suggests that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors [SSRIs] may cause worsening of suicidal ideas in vulnerable patients. Systematic reviews and pooled analysis of experimental, observational, and epidemiological studies have investigated the use of SSRIs and their association with suicidality. Taking account of the methodological limitations of these studies, the current evidence fails to provide a clear relationship between their use and risk of suicidality in adults. However, in children and adolescents, there appears to be a bit of increased risk of suicidal ideations and attempts, but not of completed suicides. This risk can be anticipated and managed clinically. Clinicians are, therefore, advised to maintain a close follow-up during the initial treatment periods and remain vigilant of this risk. This advisory, however, should not deter clinicians from the use of effective dosages of antidepressants for a sufficient period of time, in every age group of patients, when clinically needed, and if found suitable otherwise.”

Large amounts of these prescriptions are written by Physicians because of the perception that they are largely safe and effective across a wide variety of common disorders, namely depression and anxiety disorders. Concerns related to safety were initially raised in the early 1990s, with reports that described a possible association with suicidality (Teicher et al., 1990[28]), and from time to time later (Healy, 2004[11]). Although, there are plenty of red flags and news articles citing SSRI’s contributing to violence and suicides, why are they still being administered?!

Justin Karter cites, “The “new generation” antidepressants, SSRIs and SNRIs, appeared in the 1980s but, according to the reviewers, “their adverse effects and clinical trial data have not been fully disclosed.” In 2004, the FDA published a public health advisory warning of worsening depression and suicidality in some patients being treated with antidepressants. In 2007, a Black Box suicide warning was extended from just teenagers and suggested monitoring all patients up to age 24 for anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, hostility, impulsivity, and akathisia.”

Recent findings indicate an increased risk for violent crime in young adults taking antidepressants and a groundbreaking reanalysis of the infamous “Study 329.”  This study reports on the effects of Paxil on teens finding a heightened risk for suicide that was not initially disclosed by the drug companies. Wait, what?!

The authors of this report cite that “genetic variations in metabolism” affect how individuals react to antidepressants and that research indicated that “ultra-rapid metabolizers” may be at an increased risk for changes in behavior. Nowhere, though, do they explain what to do about these “genetic variations in metabolism.”

We know that part of the problem lies in suppressing the symptoms under a drug that doesn’t have the capacity to be curative. In our world, we liken it to putting a bandaid on an elephant’s hiney. Under the suppressive action of the drug is a volcano of content that has not been addressed. Just because the symptoms are suppressed, doesn’t mean the underlying issue has been addressed. It’s an illusion – take the drug away and all the content below the iatrogenesis comes cascading back, sometimes even worse.

In the world of Heilkunst Medicine, we speak to the fact that medicine, all medicine, only has three possible actions; suppressive, palliative or curative. There exists in nature only one law of cure, and that is like cures like. This isn’t because I’ve practice homeopathic law in my clinic everyday for the last 16 years. It’s a primal fact, very much like gravity. You and I are both subject to those laws too, not just some of the time, but every single nano second of the day. The law of cure, also, never takes a day off.

I’ve had quite a bit of experience with suicidal folk in my day. I’ve served teenagers who’ve held my hands in consultation whispering through their racking tears that they no longer want to be here. My own son went through a period for several months playing video games in his bedroom citing that life was devoid of joy and that he was contemplating an exit strategy.

I had my own stomach pumped at the hospital at the age of sixteen from pills I’d taken from the medicine cabinet of a friend’s Mom that landed me in years of ineffective talk therapy, circling around the roots of my abandonment and despair. My own mother committed suicide when I was eight years of age by turning on the car in an enclosed garage. It took me decades of trying to recover until I came to this system of medicine.

When I hear that yet another actor has taken their life, it has a deep impact at the core of my being where I see pencil marks crossing off groups of five incidences and counting. I’m amazed at how often the phenomenon of wanting to die shows up on my patient’s traumatic timelines.

There is another aspect of of this very challenging matrix. First of all, no parent, daughter, son, sibling or clinician alive can convince another person that they want to be here. With my own son, I let him know that I was deeply saddened to hear he was suffering, but that I totally understood if he wanted to leave. I let him know that only he, ultimately could make the choice to be here. Jordan had also suffered vaccine damage and ASD shortly after birth. (Listen to our FREE audiobook for more on this.)

Life is hard, and if it is to be truly lived, it has to be lived on our own primal terms. We’re given life, as a gift from our first breath, however, at some point (or various points) in our life, we have to make the decision to wholly receive that gift.

It must come from the very crux of one’s volition; a free choice, out of the deepest essence of our being. Most folks don’t realize in their depth of their despair, that the full embodied choice to be, beyond the genetic and environmental disease matrix, is a sweetness so profound it is stunning how and why we suffered so prior.

For me, I wished on my birthday candles every year for just a semblance of “Peace.”  At the very least, doesn’t a human being deserve this bit of grace, otherwise, what’s the purpose of observing a sunrise over the horizon of the ocean, or a phosphorescent firefly in the fog, or the kiss of someone you love beyond all measure? Why do we even feel pride when we create something luscious or simply help a friend?

As a Heilkunst Physician, I began my practice with a small plethora of folks suffering a lack of inner value, prone to insidious self-destructive tendencies. Our patients will often bring to us that which we’ve addressed within ourselves. It’s called karma … but the good kind.

Alice Miller writes,

“The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body,

and although we can repress it,

we can never alter it.

Our intellect can be deceived,

our feelings manipulated,

and conceptions confused,

and our body tricked with medication.

But someday our body will present its bill,

for it is as incorruptible as a child,

who, still whole in spirit,

will accept no compromises or excuses,

and it will not stop tormenting us until we stop evading the truth.”

As mentioned above, certain patients are more susceptible, “vulnerable” and require greater compassion, care, and “vigilance” at the onset by the therapist. Unfortunately drugging a person doesn’t ever answer why they suffer “genetic variations in metabolism.” I watched my own grandmother, my mother’s mom, numbed to near vertical catatonia. Her robotic, “Yes, Dear,” never reached her eyes.

So what can be done using the curative principles of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s Heilkunst? First, we acknowledge the patient’s state of mind. Then we go after the contributing aspects of nutrition. Often these individuals are suffering a heavy load of parasites and gut bacteria that they’ve been hosting for some time.

Many times there is history of heavy metals and vaccine damage that needs to follow proven protocols of detoxification. You have to know what you’re doing in this realm as each individual is different so you need to stabilize the patient before you start pulling therapeutic lynch pins.

We also secure their medical history with a four page intake form also outlining their family’s history so that we can get a handle on what is coming down their family line of inherited Genetic Miasms. This is like having the keys to that individual’s kingdom with regards to their “genetic variations in metabolism.”

Quite often with these patients, you’ll see a strong, inherited, predisposition to the chronic disease, Syphilis. You’ll see a history of a fear of germs, hyper vigilance, fears, terrors that are much worse at night, growing pains, OCD (did I lock the door, turn off the stove or curling iron?), chronic hand-washing, tendencies to chronic cannabis use, alcoholism, and schizophrenia.

Next, we ask for their emotional and physical timeline. These are the plotted traumas of their past from the present back to their birth illustrating the emotional and physical shocks and traumas sustained during their lifetime. It becomes the spine for Heilkunst treatment enabling us to homeopathically address their accumulated traumas sequentially from the present right back to their vaccines and their birth. That, then, opens the gateway to the the eight Genetic Miasms.

You may be thinking, if someone is suicidal, you can’t waste time addressing their diet and their sequential timeline while they’re acutely suffering in the present. You’re absolutely right. With dropper bottles for Emotional Support (feelings) and Drainage/Detox/Organ Support (physical/metabolic) we will include some of the following remedies to lap away at the state of mind and physical symptoms affecting the patient in the present:

Mercurius:

Mind.?Great anguish, restlessness (is constantly changing from place to place), and agitation, with fear of losing the reason, or with excessive internal torment, principally in evening, or in bed at night, as if conscious of having committed some crime.?(Post-partum mania; wants to throw child on fire.).?Inclined to sopor, coma.?Moral dejection, with great listlessness, discouragement, dread of labour, and disgust to life.?Great indifference to everything.?Does not even care to eat.?Apprehensions.?Desire to flee with nightly anxiety and apprehensions.?Ill-humour, disposition to be angry, and to fly into a passion, great susceptibility, humour quarrelsome, mistrustful, and suspicious.?Moroseness and repugnance to conversation.?Groans.?Continuous moaning and groaning.?Excitement, and great moral irritability, with a tendency to be easily frightened.?Bad effects from fright, leaving one in a state of great anxiety and < at night.?Home-sickness with nightly anxiety and perspiration.?Distraction, inadvertence, difficulty of conception.?Entire-unfitness for meditation, and tendency to make mistakes while speaking.?Answers questions slowly.?Weakness of memory; and will-power lost.?Instability of ideas, which constantly drive away each other.?Raving.?Delirium; mental derangement of drunkards.?Intellect weak; imbecile.?Low muttering delirium.?Fits of mania or dementia, with disposition to shed tears.?Hurried and rapid speech.?Loss of consciousness and of speech.?Fury, with dread of liquids. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/m/merc.htm)

Alumina:

Mind.?Humour morose, sad, with despair of cure.?Involuntary tears.?Anguish and anxiety as if one were threatened with some fatal accident, or had committed some crime.?Time passes too slowly; intolerable ennui; an hour seems half a day.?Seeing blood on a knife she has horrid ideas of killing herself, though she abhors the idea.?Apprehensions.?Disposition to be frightened.?Air sorrowful and morose.?Ill-humour, with unfitness for labour.?Disposition to be angry.?Obstinate, and contradictory humour.?Taking everything in bad part.?Humour changeable; at one time bold, at another timid.?Weakness of memory.?Distraction, inadvertence, and incapability of following up an idea.?Absence of ideas.?Blunders in speaking.?Great vivacity of apprehension, alternately with inadvertence, and deprivation of sight and hearing.?Sensation, as if self-consciousness were outside the body. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/a/alm.htm)

Aurum Metallicum:

Mind.?Melancholy, with inquietude and desire to die.?Irresistible impulse to weep.?Longing to see one’s relations, resembling nostalgia.?Imagines he has lost the affection of his friends; this makes him weep.?Sees obstacles everywhere.?Hopeless.?Suicidal; desperate; inclined to jump off heights; to dash himself into a chair.?Sad, feels that all is against her and life is not desirable, and the thought of death alone gives pleasure.?Great anguish, which even induces a disposition to suicide, with cramp-like contractions in the abdomen.?Excessive scruples of conscience.?Despair of oneself, and of others.?Ill-humour and aversion to conversation.?Grumbling, quarrelsome humour.?The least contradiction excites his wrath.?Alternate peevishness and cheerfulness.?Anger and passion.?Alternation of gaiety, or of irritability with melancholy.?Hypochondriacal humour.?Weakness of the intellectual faculties.?Weakness of the memory. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/a/aur.htm)

Arsenicum:

Mind.?Melancholy, sometimes of a religious character, sadness, care, chagrin, cries and complaints.?Anguish, driving one out of bed at night, and from one place to another in the daytime.?Restlessness.?Great fear of being left alone.?Anger, with anxiety, restlessness and sensation of coldness.?Anxiety, restlessness, and excessive anguish which allows no rest, principally in the evening in bed, or in the morning on waking, and often with trembling, cold sweat, oppression of the chest, difficulty of breathing, and fainting fits.?Anxiety of conscience, as if a crime had been committed.?Inconsolable anguish, with complaints and lamentation.?Hypochondriacal humour, with restlessness and anxiety.?Fear of solitude, of spectres, and of robbers, with desire to hide oneself.?Indecision and changeable humour, which demands this at one time, that at another, and rejects everything after having obtained it.?Despair; he finds no rest, esp. at night, with anguish.?Despondency, despair, weariness of life, inclination to suicide, or excessive fear of death, which is sometimes believed to be very near.?Too great sensibility and scrupulousness of conscience, with gloomy ideas, as if one had offended all the world.?Ill-humour, impatience, vexation, inclination to be angry, repugnance to conversation, inclination to criticise, and great susceptibility.?Caustic and jesting spirit.?Extreme sensibility of all the organs; all noise, conversation, and clear lights are insupportable.?Great apathy and indifference.?Great weakness of memory.?Stupidity and dulness.?Delirium.?Delirium, with great flow of ideas.?Loss of consciousness, and of sensation; dotage; maniacal actions and frenzy.?Madness; loss of mind (from the abuse of alcoholic drinks). (Source: http://www.homeoint.org/clarke/a/ars.htm)

Kali Bromatum:

Mind.?Unconscious of what is occurring around them; cannot recognise, nor be comforted by, their friends.?Memory absolutely destroyed; anæmia; emaciation.?Loss of memory; had to be told the word before he could speak it (amnesic aphasia).?Inability to express oneself.?Writing almost unintelligible from omission of words or parts of words; words repeated or misplaced.?Mentally dull, torpid; perception slow, answers slowly.?Benumbed sensation of brain.?Fearful, apprehensive mood; imagines he cannot pass a certain point.?Drowsiness.?Fears to be alone.?Frightful imaginings at night (in pregnant women during later months), they are under impression that they have committed, or are about to commit, some great crime and cruelty, such as murdering their children or husbands.?Hallucinations of sight and sound, with or without mania, precede brain and paralytic symptoms.?Delirium, with delusions; thinks he is pursued; will be poisoned; is selected for Divine vengeance; that her child is dead, &c.?Delirium tremens, in first or irritative stage; face flushed; eyes red; delirium active; horrid illusions; hard, quick pulse.?Puerperal mania, with fulness of blood-vessels of brain.?Hands constantly busy; all sorts of fearful delusions; walks the room groaning, bemoaning his fate; full of fear; unsteady.?Fits of uncontrollable weeping and profound melancholic delusions.?Feeling of lightness and exhilaration in place of heaviness and depression.?Depressed; low-spirited; has nervous anxiety.?Profound melancholic depression, with religious delusions and feeling of moral deficiency; frequent shedding of tears, low-spirited and childish, giving way to her feelings; profound indifference and almost disgust for life (melancholia).?Profound melancholy from anæmia.?Night terrors of children (not from indigestion), with screaming in sleep, trembling, unconsciousness of what is around them; cannot recognise, nor be comforted by, their friends; sometimes followed by squinting. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/k/kali_bro.htm)

Syphilinum:

Mind.?Loss of memory (n).?Loses remembrances of passing occurrences, names, dates, &c., while all occurrences previous to inception of disease are remembered as distinctly as ever (n).?Very nervous, weeping without cause.?Cross, irritable, peevish.?Irritable, excited, walking much of the time, does not want to be soothed, violent on being opposed, has tremors, seems on the verge of convulsions, dazed, absent-minded, always washing her hands.?Periodical neuralgia in head (neuralgia).?Very despondent, does not think will ever get better (s.s.).?Terrible dread of night; always < as night approaches; leaves her about daylight, which she prays for (spring cough).?Feeling as if going insane, or about to be paralysed.?A far-away feeling, with apathy and indifference to future.?Crying infants, who begin immediately after birth. (http://homeoint.org/clarke/s/syph.htm)

Bach’s Rescue Remedy:

Rescue Remedy is a combination of five of the original Bach Flower Remedies which are especially beneficial when you find yourself in traumatic situations, such as, stress, emergencies, after getting bad news, before an exam or job interview and all other kind of situations where we suddenly lose balance mentally. The Remedies quickly get us back in our normal balance so that we calmly can deal with any situation

Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.

Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.

Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one’s spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one’s path.

Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.

Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment. (Source: http://www.directlyfromnature.com/Original_Bach_RESCUE_Remedy_s/1814.htm)

Thankfully my adult son is whole, sound, healthy in both mind and body. He’s also loving his life on his own terms. I am beyond proud of him. We’ve both worked really hard to overcome what our parents and grandparents bestowed to us genetically.

While it’s not been easy navigating these disease matrices, it’s been utterly worth it. I’ve totally gotten to know my self and my very gruesome roots. It’s been the scaffolding from which I’ve built my practice, giving back what I’ve learned to others both experientially and through the portal of Heilkunst principles. For me, deciding to stay has been utterly worth it.

 

Other Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353604/

https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/legal-journal-says-antidepressants-can-cause-violence-and-suicide/

http://www.anh-usa.org/new-evidence-that-antidepressants-are-causing-an-epidemic-of-violence/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/obsessively-yours/201212/newtown-shootings-caution-about-violence-and-ssris

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18690915

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/851480

http://www.cchrflorida.org/antidepressants-and-violence-the-clear-connection/

https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5504

https://www.nvic.org/

 

Allyson McQuinn’s Other Books:

http://www.thepathtocure.com/the-path-to-cure/

https://www.amazon.com/Unfolding-Essential-Self-Orgastic-Potency-ebook/dp/B00GBI3CNC

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Falling-Apart-Ruminations-Baptism-ebook/dp/B018W4033Y/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

Suicide and Antidepressants (SSRI’s); Rooting Out The Cause From a Homeopathic Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Allopathic realm, debate persists on whether some antidepressant drugs (ADs), in particular the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), cause the emergence or worsening of suicidal ideation in “vulnerable patients”. Across the globe, ADs, especially SSRIs, are among the most commonly prescribed medications (Stafford, 2001[26]). However, it is still suggested that you use them anyway?!

See this excerpt from PMC, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health as an example:

“The documented efficacy and long-term benefit of antidepressants in patients with recurrent forms of severe anxiety or depressive disorders support their use in those individuals with these disorders, who experience suicidal thoughts or behavior. In general, it is assumed that antidepressants are beneficial for all symptoms of depression, including suicidality. However, some evidence suggests that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors [SSRIs] may cause worsening of suicidal ideas in vulnerable patients. Systematic reviews and pooled analysis of experimental, observational, and epidemiological studies have investigated the use of SSRIs and their association with suicidality. Taking account of the methodological limitations of these studies, the current evidence fails to provide a clear relationship between their use and risk of suicidality in adults. However, in children and adolescents, there appears to be a bit of increased risk of suicidal ideations and attempts, but not of completed suicides. This risk can be anticipated and managed clinically. Clinicians are, therefore, advised to maintain a close follow-up during the initial treatment periods and remain vigilant of this risk. This advisory, however, should not deter clinicians from the use of effective dosages of antidepressants for a sufficient period of time, in every age group of patients, when clinically needed, and if found suitable otherwise.”

Large amounts of these prescriptions are written by Physicians because of the perception that they are largely safe and effective across a wide variety of common disorders, namely depression and anxiety disorders. Concerns related to safety were initially raised in the early 1990s, with reports that described a possible association with suicidality (Teicher et al., 1990[28]), and from time to time later (Healy, 2004[11]). Although, there are plenty of red flags and news articles citing SSRI’s contributing to violence and suicides, why are they still being administered?!

Justin Karter cites, “The “new generation” antidepressants, SSRIs and SNRIs, appeared in the 1980s but, according to the reviewers, “their adverse effects and clinical trial data have not been fully disclosed.” In 2004, the FDA published a public health advisory warning of worsening depression and suicidality in some patients being treated with antidepressants. In 2007, a Black Box suicide warning was extended from just teenagers and suggested monitoring all patients up to age 24 for anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, hostility, impulsivity, and akathisia.”

Recent findings indicate an increased risk for violent crime in young adults taking antidepressants and a groundbreaking reanalysis of the infamous “Study 329.”  This study reports on the effects of Paxil on teens finding a heightened risk for suicide that was not initially disclosed by the drug companies. Wait, what?!

The authors of this report cite that “genetic variations in metabolism” affect how individuals react to antidepressants and that research indicated that “ultra-rapid metabolizers” may be at an increased risk for changes in behavior. Nowhere, though, do they explain what to do about these “genetic variations in metabolism.”

We know that part of the problem lies in suppressing the symptoms under a drug that doesn’t have the capacity to be curative. In our world, we liken it to putting a bandaid on an elephant’s hiney. Under the suppressive action of the drug is a volcano of content that has not been addressed. Just because the symptoms are suppressed, doesn’t mean the underlying issue has been addressed. It’s an illusion – take the drug away and all the content below the iatrogenesis comes cascading back, sometimes even worse.

In the world of Heilkunst Medicine, we speak to the fact that medicine, all medicine, only has three possible actions; suppressive, palliative or curative. There exists in nature only one law of cure, and that is like cures like. This isn’t because I’ve practice homeopathic law in my clinic everyday for the last 16 years. It’s a primal fact, very much like gravity. You and I are both subject to those laws too, not just some of the time, but every single nano second of the day. The law of cure, also, never takes a day off.

I’ve had quite a bit of experience with suicidal folk in my day. I’ve served teenagers who’ve held my hands in consultation whispering through their racking tears that they no longer want to be here. My own son went through a period for several months playing video games in his bedroom citing that life was devoid of joy and that he was contemplating an exit strategy.

I had my own stomach pumped at the hospital at the age of sixteen from pills I’d taken from the medicine cabinet of a friend’s Mom that landed me in years of ineffective talk therapy, circling around the roots of my abandonment and despair. My own mother committed suicide when I was eight years of age by turning on the car in an enclosed garage. It took me decades of trying to recover until I came to this system of medicine.

When I hear that yet another actor has taken their life, it has a deep impact at the core of my being where I see pencil marks crossing off groups of five incidences and counting. I’m amazed at how often the phenomenon of wanting to die shows up on my patient’s traumatic timelines.

There is another aspect of of this very challenging matrix. First of all, no parent, daughter, son, sibling or clinician alive can convince another person that they want to be here. With my own son, I let him know that I was deeply saddened to hear he was suffering, but that I totally understood if he wanted to leave. I let him know that only he, ultimately could make the choice to be here. Jordan had also suffered vaccine damage and ASD shortly after birth. (Listen to our FREE audiobook for more on this.)

Life is hard, and if it is to be truly lived, it has to be lived on our own primal terms. We’re given life, as a gift from our first breath, however, at some point (or various points) in our life, we have to make the decision to wholly receive that gift.

It must come from the very crux of one’s volition; a free choice, out of the deepest essence of our being. Most folks don’t realize in their depth of their despair, that the full embodied choice to be, beyond the genetic and environmental disease matrix, is a sweetness so profound it is stunning how and why we suffered so prior.

For me, I wished on my birthday candles every year for just a semblance of “Peace.”  At the very least, doesn’t a human being deserve this bit of grace, otherwise, what’s the purpose of observing a sunrise over the horizon of the ocean, or a phosphorescent firefly in the fog, or the kiss of someone you love beyond all measure? Why do we even feel pride when we create something luscious or simply help a friend?

As a Heilkunst Physician, I began my practice with a small plethora of folks suffering a lack of inner value, prone to insidious self-destructive tendencies. Our patients will often bring to us that which we’ve addressed within ourselves. It’s called karma … but the good kind.

Alice Miller writes,

“The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body,

and although we can repress it,

we can never alter it.

Our intellect can be deceived,

our feelings manipulated,

and conceptions confused,

and our body tricked with medication.

But someday our body will present its bill,

for it is as incorruptible as a child,

who, still whole in spirit,

will accept no compromises or excuses,

and it will not stop tormenting us until we stop evading the truth.”

As mentioned above, certain patients are more susceptible, “vulnerable” and require greater compassion, care, and “vigilance” at the onset by the therapist. Unfortunately drugging a person doesn’t ever answer why they suffer “genetic variations in metabolism.” I watched my own grandmother, my mother’s mom, numbed to near vertical catatonia. Her robotic, “Yes, Dear,” never reached her eyes.

So what can be done using the curative principles of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s Heilkunst? First, we acknowledge the patient’s state of mind. Then we go after the contributing aspects of nutrition. Often these individuals are suffering a heavy load of parasites and gut bacteria that they’ve been hosting for some time.

Many times there is history of heavy metals and vaccine damage that needs to follow proven protocols of detoxification. You have to know what you’re doing in this realm as each individual is different so you need to stabilize the patient before you start pulling therapeutic lynch pins.

We also secure their medical history with a four page intake form also outlining their family’s history so that we can get a handle on what is coming down their family line of inherited Genetic Miasms. This is like having the keys to that individual’s kingdom with regards to their “genetic variations in metabolism.”

Quite often with these patients, you’ll see a strong, inherited, predisposition to the chronic disease, Syphilis. You’ll see a history of a fear of germs, hyper vigilance, fears, terrors that are much worse at night, growing pains, OCD (did I lock the door, turn off the stove or curling iron?), chronic hand-washing, tendencies to chronic cannabis use, alcoholism, and schizophrenia.

Next, we ask for their emotional and physical timeline. These are the plotted traumas of their past from the present back to their birth illustrating the emotional and physical shocks and traumas sustained during their lifetime. It becomes the spine for Heilkunst treatment enabling us to homeopathically address their accumulated traumas sequentially from the present right back to their vaccines and their birth. That, then, opens the gateway to the the eight Genetic Miasms.

You may be thinking, if someone is suicidal, you can’t waste time addressing their diet and their sequential timeline while they’re acutely suffering in the present. You’re absolutely right. With dropper bottles for Emotional Support (feelings) and Drainage/Detox/Organ Support (physical/metabolic) we will include some of the following remedies to lap away at the state of mind and physical symptoms affecting the patient in the present:

Mercurius:

Mind.?Great anguish, restlessness (is constantly changing from place to place), and agitation, with fear of losing the reason, or with excessive internal torment, principally in evening, or in bed at night, as if conscious of having committed some crime.?(Post-partum mania; wants to throw child on fire.).?Inclined to sopor, coma.?Moral dejection, with great listlessness, discouragement, dread of labour, and disgust to life.?Great indifference to everything.?Does not even care to eat.?Apprehensions.?Desire to flee with nightly anxiety and apprehensions.?Ill-humour, disposition to be angry, and to fly into a passion, great susceptibility, humour quarrelsome, mistrustful, and suspicious.?Moroseness and repugnance to conversation.?Groans.?Continuous moaning and groaning.?Excitement, and great moral irritability, with a tendency to be easily frightened.?Bad effects from fright, leaving one in a state of great anxiety and < at night.?Home-sickness with nightly anxiety and perspiration.?Distraction, inadvertence, difficulty of conception.?Entire-unfitness for meditation, and tendency to make mistakes while speaking.?Answers questions slowly.?Weakness of memory; and will-power lost.?Instability of ideas, which constantly drive away each other.?Raving.?Delirium; mental derangement of drunkards.?Intellect weak; imbecile.?Low muttering delirium.?Fits of mania or dementia, with disposition to shed tears.?Hurried and rapid speech.?Loss of consciousness and of speech.?Fury, with dread of liquids. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/m/merc.htm)

Alumina:

Mind.?Humour morose, sad, with despair of cure.?Involuntary tears.?Anguish and anxiety as if one were threatened with some fatal accident, or had committed some crime.?Time passes too slowly; intolerable ennui; an hour seems half a day.?Seeing blood on a knife she has horrid ideas of killing herself, though she abhors the idea.?Apprehensions.?Disposition to be frightened.?Air sorrowful and morose.?Ill-humour, with unfitness for labour.?Disposition to be angry.?Obstinate, and contradictory humour.?Taking everything in bad part.?Humour changeable; at one time bold, at another timid.?Weakness of memory.?Distraction, inadvertence, and incapability of following up an idea.?Absence of ideas.?Blunders in speaking.?Great vivacity of apprehension, alternately with inadvertence, and deprivation of sight and hearing.?Sensation, as if self-consciousness were outside the body. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/a/alm.htm)

Aurum Metallicum:

Mind.?Melancholy, with inquietude and desire to die.?Irresistible impulse to weep.?Longing to see one’s relations, resembling nostalgia.?Imagines he has lost the affection of his friends; this makes him weep.?Sees obstacles everywhere.?Hopeless.?Suicidal; desperate; inclined to jump off heights; to dash himself into a chair.?Sad, feels that all is against her and life is not desirable, and the thought of death alone gives pleasure.?Great anguish, which even induces a disposition to suicide, with cramp-like contractions in the abdomen.?Excessive scruples of conscience.?Despair of oneself, and of others.?Ill-humour and aversion to conversation.?Grumbling, quarrelsome humour.?The least contradiction excites his wrath.?Alternate peevishness and cheerfulness.?Anger and passion.?Alternation of gaiety, or of irritability with melancholy.?Hypochondriacal humour.?Weakness of the intellectual faculties.?Weakness of the memory. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/a/aur.htm)

Arsenicum:

Mind.?Melancholy, sometimes of a religious character, sadness, care, chagrin, cries and complaints.?Anguish, driving one out of bed at night, and from one place to another in the daytime.?Restlessness.?Great fear of being left alone.?Anger, with anxiety, restlessness and sensation of coldness.?Anxiety, restlessness, and excessive anguish which allows no rest, principally in the evening in bed, or in the morning on waking, and often with trembling, cold sweat, oppression of the chest, difficulty of breathing, and fainting fits.?Anxiety of conscience, as if a crime had been committed.?Inconsolable anguish, with complaints and lamentation.?Hypochondriacal humour, with restlessness and anxiety.?Fear of solitude, of spectres, and of robbers, with desire to hide oneself.?Indecision and changeable humour, which demands this at one time, that at another, and rejects everything after having obtained it.?Despair; he finds no rest, esp. at night, with anguish.?Despondency, despair, weariness of life, inclination to suicide, or excessive fear of death, which is sometimes believed to be very near.?Too great sensibility and scrupulousness of conscience, with gloomy ideas, as if one had offended all the world.?Ill-humour, impatience, vexation, inclination to be angry, repugnance to conversation, inclination to criticise, and great susceptibility.?Caustic and jesting spirit.?Extreme sensibility of all the organs; all noise, conversation, and clear lights are insupportable.?Great apathy and indifference.?Great weakness of memory.?Stupidity and dulness.?Delirium.?Delirium, with great flow of ideas.?Loss of consciousness, and of sensation; dotage; maniacal actions and frenzy.?Madness; loss of mind (from the abuse of alcoholic drinks). (Source: http://www.homeoint.org/clarke/a/ars.htm)

Kali Bromatum:

Mind.?Unconscious of what is occurring around them; cannot recognise, nor be comforted by, their friends.?Memory absolutely destroyed; anæmia; emaciation.?Loss of memory; had to be told the word before he could speak it (amnesic aphasia).?Inability to express oneself.?Writing almost unintelligible from omission of words or parts of words; words repeated or misplaced.?Mentally dull, torpid; perception slow, answers slowly.?Benumbed sensation of brain.?Fearful, apprehensive mood; imagines he cannot pass a certain point.?Drowsiness.?Fears to be alone.?Frightful imaginings at night (in pregnant women during later months), they are under impression that they have committed, or are about to commit, some great crime and cruelty, such as murdering their children or husbands.?Hallucinations of sight and sound, with or without mania, precede brain and paralytic symptoms.?Delirium, with delusions; thinks he is pursued; will be poisoned; is selected for Divine vengeance; that her child is dead, &c.?Delirium tremens, in first or irritative stage; face flushed; eyes red; delirium active; horrid illusions; hard, quick pulse.?Puerperal mania, with fulness of blood-vessels of brain.?Hands constantly busy; all sorts of fearful delusions; walks the room groaning, bemoaning his fate; full of fear; unsteady.?Fits of uncontrollable weeping and profound melancholic delusions.?Feeling of lightness and exhilaration in place of heaviness and depression.?Depressed; low-spirited; has nervous anxiety.?Profound melancholic depression, with religious delusions and feeling of moral deficiency; frequent shedding of tears, low-spirited and childish, giving way to her feelings; profound indifference and almost disgust for life (melancholia).?Profound melancholy from anæmia.?Night terrors of children (not from indigestion), with screaming in sleep, trembling, unconsciousness of what is around them; cannot recognise, nor be comforted by, their friends; sometimes followed by squinting. (Source: http://homeoint.org/clarke/k/kali_bro.htm)

Syphilinum:

Mind.?Loss of memory (n).?Loses remembrances of passing occurrences, names, dates, &c., while all occurrences previous to inception of disease are remembered as distinctly as ever (n).?Very nervous, weeping without cause.?Cross, irritable, peevish.?Irritable, excited, walking much of the time, does not want to be soothed, violent on being opposed, has tremors, seems on the verge of convulsions, dazed, absent-minded, always washing her hands.?Periodical neuralgia in head (neuralgia).?Very despondent, does not think will ever get better (s.s.).?Terrible dread of night; always < as night approaches; leaves her about daylight, which she prays for (spring cough).?Feeling as if going insane, or about to be paralysed.?A far-away feeling, with apathy and indifference to future.?Crying infants, who begin immediately after birth. (http://homeoint.org/clarke/s/syph.htm)

Bach’s Rescue Remedy:

Rescue Remedy is a combination of five of the original Bach Flower Remedies which are especially beneficial when you find yourself in traumatic situations, such as, stress, emergencies, after getting bad news, before an exam or job interview and all other kind of situations where we suddenly lose balance mentally. The Remedies quickly get us back in our normal balance so that we calmly can deal with any situation

Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.

Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.

Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one’s spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one’s path.

Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.

Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment. (Source: http://www.directlyfromnature.com/Original_Bach_RESCUE_Remedy_s/1814.htm)

Thankfully my adult son is whole, sound, healthy in both mind and body. He’s also loving his life on his own terms. I am beyond proud of him. We’ve both worked really hard to overcome what our parents and grandparents bestowed to us genetically.

While it’s not been easy navigating these disease matrices, it’s been utterly worth it. I’ve totally gotten to know my self and my very gruesome roots. It’s been the scaffolding from which I’ve built my practice, giving back what I’ve learned to others both experientially and through the portal of Heilkunst principles. For me, deciding to stay has been utterly worth it.

 

Other Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353604/

https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/legal-journal-says-antidepressants-can-cause-violence-and-suicide/

http://www.anh-usa.org/new-evidence-that-antidepressants-are-causing-an-epidemic-of-violence/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/obsessively-yours/201212/newtown-shootings-caution-about-violence-and-ssris

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18690915

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/851480

http://www.cchrflorida.org/antidepressants-and-violence-the-clear-connection/

https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5504

https://www.nvic.org/

 

Allyson McQuinn’s Other Books:

http://www.thepathtocure.com/the-path-to-cure/

https://www.amazon.com/Unfolding-Essential-Self-Orgastic-Potency-ebook/dp/B00GBI3CNC

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Falling-Apart-Ruminations-Baptism-ebook/dp/B018W4033Y/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

Resolving My Food Cravings – A Personal Reflection

I used to suffer food cravings, too. After a day full of serving patients and my family, I used to finally sit down (well after the sun had gone down) and enjoy a morsel of dark chocolate. Often times, it was well beyond a morsel!

It was like a negative spiral as then I’d have trouble sleeping or be up a time or two to urinate in the night which did not help my feeling of being rested the next day. I was stuck in a loop of need without emotional fulfillment.

The bottom line was that the more I needed the chocolate, the less I felt rested. I was living to eat, not eating to live.

The Cancer state of mind actually craves chocolate. In fact, stay out of their way when they’re en route to their fix, as they’ll slay dragons bare handed to get it. Sound familiar?

The Cancer state of mind is one where you rescue others to the exclusion of self, are living the unlived life, and are feeling resigned that this is your fate from here on in. That was my story too. The chocolate gave me a tiny illusion, just for the moment that this wasn’t true.

It seemed like much more energy to resolve my plight outright than I had. I knew more fats would help, I also knew more tender acts of self-love and fulfillment were also key. But where to start?

That is when I took a dose of Carcinosin and Chocolatum and made a list of what I needed more of in my life. I went after “the feeling.”  If I was going to do this thing called life, long-term, how would I imagine a better state of grace for myself?  

Well the answer to this has spanned many blogs, a couple of books, and a  decade. Give us a call as we’re happy to share the answers we found with you, verbally, based on your own struggles. It’s what we do for our patients, but not to the exclusion of having solved it for ourselves first. Are you ready?

Spring Cleanse for Mind and Body

What baggage are you holding onto? No, really–I’m speaking to you.

If you aim your gaze down into your belly, what is it that you’re feeling? Are you harbouring grief and sadness down there? What about loss or disappointment? Are you feeling pissed that you thought you’d be in such a better place in your life by now? Perhaps you’re afraid that you’re never going to get to your goals.

What if there was a way to dump all this physical and emotional content overboard without having to hash it out verbally. What if we could give you homeopathic remedies to lighten your load while also helping you detox from all that digestive, bloating, gassy stuff going on in your belly at the same time.

Perhaps you’ve been having more congestion and headaches than usual and you’re wondering if it has to do with the toxicity you’ve been carrying. Are you ready to let that go too?

Spring is a wonderful time to purge both physically and emotionally. Herbs come back at your local market, bitter herbs are growing like weeds and we’ve got homeopathic remedies to help you achieve your goals and obtain better health within a week of taking them.

Read our articles in this month’s Newsletter to find out more or simply book a FREE, no obligation, Fact Finding Session to find out how we can tailor a Springtime cleanse just for you.

 

 

 

How To Honour the Momma Who’s About To Give Birth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My friend, Kate Varsava, Halifax Birthworker, Wombyn’s Summit Leader and Musician prepares for her own birth in the company of her beloved friends, yogis and fellow birthworkers.  I was so inspired by her tale of being honoured with care, love and beauty that I asked to share her Instagram post with you.

 

 

“Yesterday my house filled up. Yesterday I was filled up.

From my bath, filled with warm water, rose petals, and lavender oil, where I was receiving a massage from the loving maiden hands of my sweet friend‘s daughter, I could hear the joyful chatter of wimyn gathering and organizing themselves. I was adorned with a gorgeous fresh flower crown made by my sister, had my hair fixed up, put on my precious jewels…when I emerged from my room, drawn by singing voices, I found my kitchen full of food, my living room full of flowers and ladies (and baby daddy), and my whole house full of beautiful, buzzing, nurturing energy, beaming faces, radiant beings.

I was passed a cup of Guatemalan cacao, sat on a thrown, and treated like a queen. Tender recollections of how we each met, supportive expressions of a belief in me to enter the role of mother, a showering of love to wash me in confidence and fill my heart beyond measure. A feast of the most nourishing foods, a dance party, gifts of herbs and plants and salves, potions, candles, and sacred objects…it was the most dreamy day I could have imagined.

I feel like the luckiest womyn in the world to have community to hold me so, to have a coven sister to organize everyone (I love you so much marapanacci), to now have a freezer full of meals for my postpartum, fresh flowers in every room, art to decorate my birth room, and a heart so full full full ?? Thank you, thank you, thank you to all you gorgeous wimyn and all you ladies sans IG ??

I truly believe that if all wimyn were treated this way by loving community: held up, made to feel strong, cared for, and trusted through their pregnancies and motherhood (our whole lives actually), the world would change, humanity would change, we would all be better off, healthier, and happier.”