Transform self-defeating patterns with homeopathy
by Dr. Steven D. Ehrlich —
Many people in the healing and personal growth communities share a common frustration. After years of working on their particular issues, they still find themselves stuck in self-defeating patterns. One reason for this might be because so much transformational work focuses on developing insight into our problems rather then on uprooting them. Homeopathy is different.
Homeopathy is a unique form of medicine, in that it actually focuses on treating the cause of dis-ease, rather than focusing on the symptoms of a particular illness. An artfully selected homeopathic remedy actually changes a person’s energetics, which then ripples out into fundamental changes in the physical and emotional bodies. Homeopathy can reprogram us in a way that few other interventions can.
For people struggling with issues of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and addiction, understanding the roots of their issues is not enough. It is like there is something keeping them stuck — a lesion or injury to their energy that keeps them replaying dysfunctional behaviors and thoughts. Try as they might, they just cannot break free.
A homeopath seeks out this energetic lesion and targets it by collecting a myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms, such as sleep habits, particular tastes, body temperature, etc. All are then assessed in order to create the correct homeopathic prescription. In homeopathy, symptoms are like a beacon from the energetic lesion, directing the homeopath to the center of gravity of the case. When the right homeopathic medicine is prescribed, the body is stimulated to reorganize itself and finally purge itself of this energetic wound.
As homeopathy professor Dr. Paul Mittman once said, “If you’re trying to make changes in your life, homeopathy gets in front of you and opens the door.” This happens time and time again.
Julie (names and specifics have been changed for purposes of confidentiality), a patient struggling with depression for years, finds herself with a renewed sense of purpose, a passion for spiritual literature and a totally uncharacteristic urge to clear her house from years of clutter — all after taking the correct homeopathic prescription.
Delores, a patient suffering from anxiety, finally comes to terms with the fact that her children’s decisions are out of her hands and she’s able to hand her worries over to a higher power. She is more peaceful, confident and spiritual than ever before in her life since starting homeopathic treatment.
This is not to suggest that psychotherapeutic and other insight-based therapies are not of value. On the contrary, the insight gained in these endeavors lays the ground-work for real and sustained growth. However, it is homeopathy that allows one to shed the energetic taint of our pasts and move into a place where we can finally utilize all that hard-earned insight. Without homeopathy, too often we cycle deeper and deeper into understanding our neurosis while doing nothing to truly transform them. Homeopathy is about solutions — physical, emotional and mental transformations.
Dr. Steven Ehrlich is a naturopathic physician who received post-doctoral training at the Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine and creates an individualized program for each patient, blending Eastern and Western medicine. 480-539-6646 or trueharmonywellness.com.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 23, Number 1, February/March 2005.