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Aug 22

Surgeons and Homeopaths Should Love One Another

Surgeons and Homeopaths Should Love One Another

 

For the sake of suffering humanity it would be lovely for surgeons and homeopaths to work together for the benefit of our patients. What inspired me to write this article is that in the beginning of May 2017 a little nine year old girl named Olivia had surgery to cut and stretch the ligaments in her legs. Olivia was born with a condition called Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. This condition prevented her from being able to extend her legs, so that they were permanently bent. This made it difficult for her even to use a toilet. Her parents had to carry her to do the basic functions she needed to do, but because she was getting bigger, she was getting too heavy for her parents to carry, so something needed to be done. Hence the surgery.

 

The surgery for Olivia was performed earlier this month. Both legs were put into a cast and separated by a rod. For the first time in her life Olivia’s legs were straight. The surgery resulted in a lot of pain for Olivia. The anesthesiologists were unable to find a pain medicine that would work for her. She was not responding well to the Opiate derived pain killers that were being used.

 

My daughter called and asked me what could be done to alleviate Olivia’s pain, because her misery was extreme. On the second day after the surgery, I recommended that she be given a single dose of Ruta 30C. Her mother texted the photograph that you see on the right three hours after the Ruta dose, where she is looking peaceful and calm. I prescribed Ruta graveolens, because it is a great homeopathic remedy for injuries to ligaments and tendons.

 

Four days after the surgery Olivia was brought home in an ambulance, since she could not bend her legs to fit in a car, and is now at home with her family, healing from her surgery. Olivia’s parents gave Olivia two puppies to play with and help her heal. Zoe, her mother, says that Olivia is in the process of healing and is feeling better and better each day.  Occasionally they give her a quarter of an over the counter pain pill. Now three months better she is having physical therapy and her recovery is going well.

 

Olivia lives with her mother, father, two siblings, two puppies, farm animals, and many many friends on a commune started by my son-in-law, Jimmy, and my daughter, Nastassia, in the Sierras de Rochas of Uruguay. “Olivia is beautiful girl with a heart of gold and a smile that lights up the room…. Her parents are hardworking people who do good work in integrity and contribute enormously to our community, producing a wonderful range of organic dairy, yogurt, cheese and meat products as well as bake bread for the families in the community. ” – Quote from You Caring Page.

 

You can donate money to help Olivia and her family pay for Olivia’s medical expenses. They need to raise $49,000.00. All donations, no matter how small are greatly appreciated. Here is a link to Olivia’s You Caring Page. Click Here.

 

So Why Should Surgeons and Homeopaths Love One Another?

 

The obvious answer is that we each have a role to play, and our respective expertise helps improve the quality of life of our patients. Here is a summary of some of the most commonly needed remedies for surgery recovery.

 

Arnica montana. Following surgery Arnica is for shock, trauma, bruising and reducing pain and bleeding. You can watch slide shows about Arnica on my firstaidcreams.com website. Here is the link to the Learn About Arnica page.

 

Bellis perennis. This remedy is known primarily for its positive effect on soft tissue injuries, or surgery to the soft tissue, such as the breasts and abdomen, but it has many other uses as well. Here is a link to an article on my homeopathyforhealth.net website about Bellis perennis.

 

Calendula officinalis. This is a remedy I put in the surgery packet for people, and ask them to take after the pain has subsided, and for the last stages of healing from the surgery. Calendula is for wound healing. It helps promote scarless healing, and prevents infection. Here is a link to the Learn About Calendula page.

 

Hypericum perforatum. This is the remedy for injuries to areas rich in nerves, such as fingertips, toes, the spinal cord, the coccyx, neck injuries, head injuries, and can be helpful in abdominal surgery. It is also good after forceps delivery, animal bites, painful hemorrhoids, and dental trauma. When you have pain extending up or down along the course of the nerve from the site of the injury Hypericum can be helpful. Hypericum should not be given prior to surgery, because it can interfere with the anesthesia. Here is a link to the Learn About Hypericum page.

 

Ledum palustre. Ledum is good for puncture wounds, splinters, ailments from vaccination, insect bites, animal bites, gout, arthritis, abscesses, and some painful condition that are ameliorated by cold applications. Here is a link to the Learn About Ledum Page.

 

Ruta graveolens. Ruta is good for injuries to ligaments and tendons, for overstrain injuries, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, eye strain, hardened or thickened areas or nodules over the bones, periosteum, or tendons, back problems, herniated disks, jaw fractures, dental trauma, prolapsed anus, ganglion cysts and after joint surgery. This is the remedy I prescribed for Olivia. Here is a link to the Learn About Ruta Page,

 

Staphysagria. Staphysagria is known as the surgeon’s friend in homeopathy. It is good for pain at the site of the incision. It is good for trauma caused by sharp objects, like the surgeon’s knife. It is also good for situations where the round tendons are stretched. Here is a link to an article about Staphysagria on line

 

Symphytum Officinale.  The genius of Symphytum is in the mending of broken bones, and the treatment of bone diseases, ranging from inflammation of the bones, or osteitis to cancers of the bones or sarcomas. Here is a link to an article about Symphytum on my Homeopathyforhealth.net website.

 

Urtica Urens. This is the great homeopathic remedy for burns. It also has a reputation in helping with gout, lactation issues, allergic hives, insect bites and some itchy conditions. Here is a link to an article about Urtica urens on my website.

 

Here is a link to the section on the homeopathyforhealth.net website about Homeopathic First Aid Remedies.

Understand How to Take Homeopathic Remedies Before You Take Them
Before you ever take a homeopathic remedy on your own, please read the article I wrote on How to Take Homeopathic Remedies, so that you understand the rules of repetition and how much to take of the remedy. In Olivia’s case I instructed the family not to repeat the single dose of Ruta 30C that she took. A single dose of a 30C potency remedy holds on average for ten to twelve weeks, but can hold a year and longer, and be curative. A single dose of a 30C remedy can also do its healing work, and uncover the next layer that needs to be addressed, and lead you on to the next remedy you need for your healing,
Another very important thing to understand with surgery or injury recovery is that the remedy will often promptly take away the sensation of pain, but that doesn’t mean it has had time to complete the healing work, which may take weeks or months to unfold. If you think that you are healed, just because the pain is gone and then change back to your constitutional remedy, or another first aid remedy too soon, then the pain from the injury or surgery will come back, because the work is not complete. This is why I told Olivia’s mom not to repeat or change the remedy, unless she sees clear evidence that the remedy is relapsing, meaning a return of the pain symptoms, or other symptoms that had improved. Here is a link to the article: How to Take Homeopathic Remedies

 

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