cheerleader wrote:thanks for this, Thomas....very interesting. In Jungian terms, we can see it as animus (dominant, controlling, right-brained) vs. anima (co-operative, nurturing, left-brained) modes of healing. The anima is portrayed by modern doctors as "weak", hysterical, emotional, or "quackery" while the animus goes out trying to conquer disease with brute force, ie the "war" on disease. Seems like a melding of both sides might bring about better medicine (or human beings.)
I'm not so sure about homeopathy, but I know many people have found success with it- never made sense to my right-brained side :)
Yes, thanks Thomas.
cheerleader, nice play with the Jung reference. I am coincidentally just finishing Memories, Dreams and Reflections
again, since learning of CCSVI.
Homeopathy is brilliant. I can't stress that enough. My then 2.5 year old had his hand slammed in a car door last summer. I immediately gave him Hypericum Perforatum
for pain, followed by Arnica Montana
for bruising and swelling. He stopped screaming almost immediately, and had no swelling or bruising at all. His first bee sting got him Apis Mellifica
and Hypericum Perforatum
, with much the same results. I treat my dogs with homeopathy too.
It really ought to appeal to your right brain, as it is very intuitive, and supportive. When I was first exposed to it, my left brain called it esoteric hokey pokey. Then I tried it... It is the only thing I have in my medicine chest besides band-aids for many years now. No aspirin, antacids, cold medications, no prescriptions, nada.
edit - I forgot to mention, that when I first got MS, I asked "why"? Not "why me"?, but "what is this telling me?" My first symptom was a full-blown optic neuritis in my left eye. Left eye= right brain, so I re-embraced my creative side, and started writing again. I also vowed to start painting again if I got my sight back. I wrote 5 pages of stream-of-consciousness babble a day for 9 months before I got my sight back. To deal with the vertigo, I started spinning 99 times (33 right, 33 left, 33 right), 3 times a day - a kind of "homeopathy" that accustomed me to dizziness.
I could go on forever, it seems, but I don't do allopathic drugs, and I only use MDs for diagnosis, or critical care. I do consider blocked veins to need critical care Grin.
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993