So to start a bit on the spiritual aspect, shall we discuss what we believe about disease? How you perceive it and how you deal with it within your family?
It's a tough subject as for most of us it is cloaked in fear. There's always the "what if's." What if I don't do what my doctor says? What if all I believe is wrong? What if I don't truly understand? It's also different when you aren't treating yourself. You know what your deeper truths are not when you are sick, but when one of your kid's are affected.
I have crossed this bridge several times. I know what I believe. However, I also know that I am VERY lucky to have excellent guidance. I have people I trust that have walked the path before me and shown me what is possible. I have one practitioner specifically who is very highly respected that has helped my hand at times. He has shown me how to navigate the rough waters.
So many use alternative "medicine" in disconnected and fragmented ways. I know very few who commit. It is a hard thing to do without support. If you are surrounded by health care practitioners who are threatening and coercing you it isn't easy to be strong in your beliefs when you are in the minority.
So where is everyone in their journey? Some of you have shared your experiences with homeopathy. I am impressed by those who haven't had complete success but still move forward. Why is that? Because you've seen other people succeed, or because homeopathy makes sense to you? Is your faith that strong? What do you believe you are in pursuit of?
Anyway to answer your question about choosing to continue with homeopathy despite doubts well, our ped is a practitioner and part of me thinks ok, here is someone with very traditional medical training and she wholeheartedly believes in this. She has also said a great deal to reassure me (without me even asking). Things like the fact that it can seem a bit tedious but then when you get it right it is really great and we shouldn't need to come as often. Also I did see improvement with my ds but like someone else mentioned, its hard to pinpoint situations that could be coincidental. Anyway I decided to keep at it since we had come this far and seem really close to having his remedy figured out. Also I think what really convinced me was something that a family member said. My uncle is a practitioner of TCM and I feel he is extremely smart. Anyway he called homeopathy "strong medicine". It was an endorsement that carried a lot of weight for me.