So after the bitter pill of institutionalized medical "care," I began a regimen of self-healing. Seven days after the sprained ankle and broken foot bone, I recognized how to treat the injury.
The cure was in a small white pellet accompanied by a clear gel. It was the common sense cure of rest. It was the sensible laying on of ice. It was the old time household remedy that comes in an ugly brown bottle: hydrogen peroxide.
It was not the antibiotic ordered by the orthopedic doctor, which carried side effects of swelling - an odd prescription for a person with a sprained ankle. It was not the walker prescribed by the doctor, an exhausting primitive device fit for someone with the strength of a bull. And it was not the narcotic offered by the ER doctor, a prescription I refused to fill.
Within a day after taking arnica montana, 30 c., a homeopathic remedy for sprains and bruising, a nearly miraculous thing happened. The purpled, balloon foot began its transformation. Every day, the bruising was a little less noticeable and the swelling receded. I could actually see the veins again. There was a margin between the toes and the apex of the flesh. That was only the external change. What was most noticeable was the absence of pain. I rubbed Boiron Arnicare Gel all over my foot, ankle and toes and voila! Healing occurred. Isn't that what medical treatment is about? Why yes, it is. No prescription required. No harmful side effects. No toxins in my veins. And the outlay of money was minimal.
That's why homeopathy is the bane of American medical-pharmacological complex. It's inexpensive, nontoxic, nonintrusive and doesn't need a medical doctor's prescription. But mostly, homeopathy works. Fast.
Homeopathy is not quackery, as some exclaim. It is not a fad. Homeopathy has been practiced for 200 years and was at one time, the primary medical treatment in the United States. Homeopathy successfully treated cases of the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918-1919 and its practitioners are already researching treatment for H1N1.
Homeopathy is not naturopathy. But it is aligned with ayurvedic medicine. It is safely labeled an "alternative" treatment by practitioners and persons who do not wish to admit its effectiveness.
But the thing is, as long as people like me (and you) can testify to the fact that homeopathy reduces and removes not only symptoms but the root of those symptoms, then homeopathy will continue to be our treatment of choice. Making that choice will dismiss the megalithic doctor & drug complex that govern health care in this country. And insurance - did I mention the insurance companies? They are the third element of the money-making symbiosis that spells misery for the millions of us out here with sprained ankles and flus and digestive ailments and migraines and sore muscles and lethargy and all the multitude of typical distresses striking the daily American life.
Oh yes, the ice bag works wonders as does hydrogen peroxide for wounds. But homeopathywas the miracle drug here.
Resources for Homeopathy:
The National Center for Homeopathy - includes informative articles and a list of practitioners.
What is Homeopathy? - an article explaining the Law of Similars
Homeopathy and the Swine Flu (H1N1) - listing symptoms of the flu and potential remedies.
Homeopathyflu on Twitter
Principles of Homeopathy
Boiron USA - the site of the classic manufacturer of homeopathic remedies.