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post #81 of 1068
Please explain starlight essences? How are they different?

I'll have to agree with firefaery on this:
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In general since they are an energetic modality, it seems fitting that you use an energetic approach to selection
post #82 of 1068
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Please explain starlight essences? How are they different?
Starlight elixirs
post #83 of 1068
Hi! Such an interesting thread. I read to post 37 and have it bookmarked to read the rest later . I found it by searching "impatiens". I'm trying to find a Bach flower remedy that will work for me. Or a combination. I have a short attention span, I get moody, very easily distracted, and I ignore other people more than I should.

Is there anything that can help me with that? I can give more info if you need it.

It occured to me that I should define moody: I feel angry, but not a focused anger just a general "cloud" of anger and I want to scream and strike out with my hands and make everything go away. Not constantly, but when I do feel like that I'll feel like that for days on end, then I'm fine again.

Thanks!
post #84 of 1068
I don't mean to sidetrack the thread elsewhere, after talking about flower essences, but I wanted to also chime in about homeopathy. I really believe in natural healing methods, but have found myself really struggling this past week with feeling "scared" by what mainstream and conventional medicine tells us. My kids both had strep throat, the younger one had scarlet fever, and the older one had the same strain, I am sure, but he didn't get a rash, though maybe slightly on his back. I did homeopathy with my younger one, over the phone with a homeopath who is also an MD. He is a very good homeopath, but he is also very much a "doctor", like, do this, do what I tell you, don't question me. So although he is great at what he does, it is hard to get that level of healing and reassurance from him. I feel intimidated to question him.

I found myself questioning and doubting myself all week, and searching for answers outside of myself, looking for the "right" answer.

Do those of you who do homeopathy, do you do it yourself, with just some books, or do you use a professional homeopath?

ETA: I meant to say I found myself scared about the opposing views between conventional and alternative medicine (I said mainstream and conventional above, my mistake). Meaning, I was having a hard time knowing what to believe.
post #85 of 1068
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I do have a homeopath and have for over a decade. I am far more self reliant now, but it's good to know he's there

From an energetic perspective it seems like your main issue here (and perhaps the reason things manifested in this way) is that you aren't feeling empowered. You have a doc that you don't feel you can question, and you are saying you are looking outside yourself for answers. Perhaps that is what this experience is meant to bring you. Perhaps it is pushing you to reclaim your innate wisdom. Maybe this is your opportunity to grow.

It is never a healthy thing to make a decision from a place of fear. That will never be in alignment with your true self. The fact that you are feeling like there is a discrepancy between natural healing and allopathy and fear is the result is also something that should be addressed. IT's fine to have discomfort when you are dealing with another's health-that's normal. However I try quite hard to be very committed to my chosen path. I feel that if I have that fear then it is easier for things to go wrong to validate that fear...does that make sense? Make a decision and go with it until you are shown that you need to change course. Even then all that means is tat you might have to try something new-not necessarily modern medicine!

I know that is easy for *me* to say because I have no doubts. But I think one of the reasons I have no doubts is that I trust we aren't given any challenges without being given the tools with which to address them. Intuitively it only makes sense to support our bodies through sickness instead of suppressing the symptoms. I have greater fear about what happens when you do that than I ever could about letting myself or my kids ride it out. That is the natural way to deal with it in my mind.

My very helpful advice is that this is more about your experience than it is theirs-for what that's worth! Make sure you are helping them through this with affirmations. Trust their bodies. Nourish them. Allow them to experience healing and gain trust in their own bodies. This is your opportunity to teach them about their amazing strength.
post #86 of 1068
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Originally Posted by AntoninBeGonin View Post
Hi! Such an interesting thread. I read to post 37 and have it bookmarked to read the rest later . I found it by searching "impatiens". I'm trying to find a Bach flower remedy that will work for me. Or a combination. I have a short attention span, I get moody, very easily distracted, and I ignore other people more than I should.

Is there anything that can help me with that? I can give more info if you need it.

It occured to me that I should define moody: I feel angry, but not a focused anger just a general "cloud" of anger and I want to scream and strike out with my hands and make everything go away. Not constantly, but when I do feel like that I'll feel like that for days on end, then I'm fine again.

Thanks!


Hmmm, I'd look at holly, beech, cherry plum, and heather. Why are you distracted? What are you distracted by? Do you ignore others because you are thinking about your own stuff?
post #87 of 1068
Subbing ... what a wonderful thread!
post #88 of 1068
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It is never a healthy thing to make a decision from a place of fear. That will never be in alignment with your true self.
That is so interesting that you put it like that, because this exact lesson keeps coming back to me time and time again. Someone has said that to me before, "Don't make a decision based on fear" and I always think about this, but I seem to keep forgetting it. Maybe each time I am coming closer to learning it and truly absorbing it, but I don't want to keep ignoring the same lesson, you know?

I don't want to make choices based on fear.
post #89 of 1068
subbing coz i'm intrigued about this topic...

ds is moving from a toddler room at daycare into the preschool room, he's night-weaning himself, and is no longer having wet night-time diapers. the word "transition" pops into mind prominently.

from what i've read, if i want to dabble in flower essences, it would be appropriate to use walnut on him. now, do i tell him what it is for? that is, "here, darling, this will help ease your anxiety over the transition" or "this will make you feel better" ...

when we use homeopathics, i usually tell him this is the "tummy" medicine or the "ear" medicine or his "special"medicine (his constitutional). usually, the second it pops into his mouth (this is especially true for arnica), he declares himself better. with colds, it takes a little longer for things to work but, at the very least, his mood is improved after a dose.
post #90 of 1068
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You can use your judgment. Walnut is an appropriate essence, and there may be more as well. I don't always tell my kids exactly what they are for. I tell them that it is medicine to help them feel better. If ds has nightmares I get the aspen and star. He knows then that those are for the nightmare. If dd regresses and is having issues with the potty, she will get a blend of walnut, chicory, cherry plum and possible crabapple. She knows it's to help her use the potty.

You can decide what is best for him. He doesn't need to know what it is for it to work, but it may help him gain some confidence to know that there is something he can do for his issues.

What I love about the flowers is that my kids do know to ask for them. dd jsut came last night and swiped the dogwood bottle. She absolutely knew (at not yet 4) that it was what she needed. I love that she can already do things like that for herself. Just like any of them will ask for arnica after a tumble. It's really empowering for them.
post #91 of 1068
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What I love about the flowers is that my kids do know to ask for them. dd jsut came last night and swiped the dogwood bottle. She absolutely knew (at not yet 4) that it was what she needed. I love that she can already do things like that for herself. Just like any of them will ask for arnica after a tumble. It's really empowering for them.
My kids are like this too firefaery. I have all the Bach remedies in a special place and just the other day Amulet (19months) reached up and did her famous, "uhh, uhh, uhh"...meaning she wanted them. I reached up to just hand her one to hold, and she shook her head and pointed to the next on. (they were all lined up and of course they all look visually alike). I handed her the next one which was Mustard, and she smiled & shook her head yes.

And you know, she had seemed a little gloomy that day. Perhaps she knew she needed the mustard!
post #92 of 1068
OH, and I gave her a little of the mustard and she cheered right up!
post #93 of 1068
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Doesn't it just warm your heart when they are in tune with things like that???
post #94 of 1068
Ok, who frickin' loves that wooden case with all 38 remedies?! And which kid will I sell so that I can posess it for my own!!!!!!!!
post #95 of 1068
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Ok, who frickin' loves that wooden case with all 38 remedies?! And which kid will I sell so that I can posess it for my own!!!!!!!!
Link, please?
post #96 of 1068
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Ok, who frickin' loves that wooden case with all 38 remedies?! And which kid will I sell so that I can posess it for my own!!!!!!!!
is there some gadget for organizing homeopathic remedies in the cupboard?
post #97 of 1068
What an awesome thread!

My 3 year old son has been through quite a bit in his life. There were issues around his conception, I had PPD, and then his father and I separated and are divorcing. He witnessed more than he should have with that--there was some violence that he saw. I also just went out of town for 2 weeks to complete certification in a really awesome modality. He has not handled it well--been really clingy. Angry. I think he felt abandoned. (I've been out of town for this before, but he went somewhere and was with fun relatives. This time he had the regular routines without me)

His ex-preschool teacher described him as unproductive, noncompliant and that his aggression was escalating.

I really want assist in clearing some of this out so that it is not with him forever.

I want to take him to a classical homeopath when I get the bucks. If firefaery or anyone else has some thoughts on flower essences or remedies they would be greatly appreciated!

ETA: Also, he is very demanding and the changes his mind.

Maybe crab apple for cleansing and Pine for guilt? Gorse, sweet chestnut or vine? Star of bethlehem for shock??
post #98 of 1068
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Link, please?
Check this out!!

This one ships from the original Bach UK store for about $488.00
http://www.bachshop.co.uk/catalog/pr...products_id=70

This one is cheaper, but in the end more because the box is sold separately...
http://www.herbalremedies.com/bachessencekit.html

I want it!!!! :
post #99 of 1068
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You can get the original Bach essences as prepared by Bach in a kit for under $250 from here: http://www.fesflowers.com/fes-store/...index&cPath=77
it is the highest quality. It is also the only place I know of that you can still get the 1/4 ounce bottles. Bach used a specific method and they still adhere to his standards.

Next best is Nelson Bach's. Many places carry the Nelson's remedies. Here's a link: http://www.directlyfromnature.com/Kits.htm

Let me know if you are thinking about doing either, okay? Perhaps I can help...I believe I can get a practitioner's discount with most companies. I am definitely registered with FES and Nelson's directly.

There are also MANY companies besides Bach's...that's just the original. Check out the FES's other kits....I'm drooling over that one!

I have Bach's complete set as well as the Living Flowers set. I have 40ish from FES, but keep finding that I'm missing ones I need! I am going to need to figure out the set at some point. Working on manifesting the money so I can do it soon. I have a client now that really could use two that I don't have. It's WAY more expensive to get them piece by piece.

Sigh. Someday soon....I am thinking of taking out a bit extra on student loans and using it towards the kit.
post #100 of 1068
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is there some gadget for organizing homeopathic remedies in the cupboard?
you betcha. What kind...boiron? Or do you have them from another company?

There are several systems you can get. Boiron sells a box with drawers that holds something like 50 remedies. Other companies sell apothecary style cabinets. I use boxes and get most of my remedies from here:
http://www.homeopathyworks.com/produ...=5686&xSec=104
I have a boiron kit as well as the top 100 and 200C kit from the link provided. They are very easy to store in the boxes they come in. They are also very transportable.
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