<![CDATA[HOMEOPATHY WITH EDEL - Blog]]>Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:21:29 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[A Case of Migraine in a 10 year old Boy]]>Mon, 19 Jul 2021 18:18:19 GMThttp://rhsl.ie/blog/july-19th-2021Homeopath and Doctor Krunal Kosada(Hpathy 2021)

On the 31/9/2019 A 10 Year old Boy felt persecuted and hindered, and ideas crowding his mind were among the symptoms.
CHIEF COMPLAINT
Frontal headache esp. right side then extending to entire head
Sensation of suffocation in head
Dyspnoea
ASSOCIATED COMPLAINT
Recurrent coryza with itching in eyes
Constipation
Feverish feeling
PHYSICAL GENERALS
Sleep : disturbed due to headache
Urine : Nocturnal Enuresis
DREAMS
Sees dogs and feels as if they are running behind him
He is constructing a tower and imagines that it is falling down on him, What will happen to him if it falls over him.
MENTALS
He is better when he is mentally occupied.
He has fear of dogs. He is being chased by dogs. Fears that he’ll have to get injections if dogs bite him. He sees the doctors and nurses standing nearby to give him injections. With the fear of injections his blood pressure had dropped down once.
He is sensitive to music and gets disturbed by it and develops headache.
Creative in his thoughts and ideas: Wants to become an engineer. Wishes to make innovations, wants to develop or upgrade the existing technologies in India which all other countries have.
TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS
Fear of Dogs
Industrious
Occupation ameliorates
Abundant ideas
Delusion of being pursued
Right sided headache
Frontal headache
Headache aggravates by noise
PRESCRIPTION
Rx CHINA 1M 2 doses. 
ANALYSIS OF PRESCRIPTION
China has a feeling of being persecuted, feeling as if he is hindered at his work by other people. Ideas crowd in his mind to achieve his ambitions; he makes plans.
He feels as if he is hindered in achieving his ambitions so he fantasizes.
This theme seen in patient led me to prescribe China.
FOLLOW UP
11/02/19: Headache decreased. Sleep regular. Dyspnoea persists.
Rx: China 1M 2 doses. 
15/03/19: Headache better. Nocturnal enuresis absent. Dyspnoea persists. Constipation relieved.
Rx: China 1M 2 doses. 
10/04/19: Headache increased. No suffocative feeling in head. Sleep disturbed. Nocturnal enuresis absent. Dyspnoea relieved.
Rx: China 1M 2 doses. 
12/05/19 : Headache better. Sleep regular. Constipation relieved. No complaints from noise. Dyspnoea relieved.
Rx: Observe
20/06/19 : Overall complains better. No complains of headache. No dyspnoea.
FOLLOW UP JULY 2019: He had no complaints. He was feeling better overall.
CONCLUSION 
A few doses of the patient’s constitutional remedy relieved all his symptoms of headache and other physical generals.
Reference:            https://hpathy.com/clinical-cases/migraine-in-a-boy-of-10/
​                                  https://abchomeopathy.com/r.php/Chin
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<![CDATA[Gorse (Ulex Europaeus)]]>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 20:55:08 GMThttp://rhsl.ie/blog/gorse-ulex-europaeusGorse is one of the Bach Flower Remedies  that is handy for parents when feeling overwhelmed. There seems to be a thick pain of glass between the soul and the personality. As if they are cut off from one another.
A Gorse state shows up in an attitude of "I've tried everything, but..." Bach Flower Remedies can often bring about a speedy change, allowing people to get back on track with a more positive attitude. And of course, expecting positive results generally brings positive results.
As an aid to gardeners, Gorse is used to encourage limp plant cuttings to take root.
Ailments/Sensations 
Keynote Symptoms 
Indifferent, accepting all help but seeing them as useless, ailments from hardship
Mind and Emotions
Indifferent, calm, doubt, recurring disappointment, cancer
General Symptoms 
Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis
Rubrics
Ambition, lack of
Faith, lost
Hopelessness, extreme
Influenced by the decisions of others
Interest, lack of, because, hopelessness
Melancholy
Resigned
Set-backs, give in to
Uncertainty because lack of hope
Positive Affirmation (when in treatment)
I have faith in life itself
I decide to be optimistic
I believe in myself
I have hope and confidence in the future
I look on the bright side
References
https://qjure.com/remedy/ulex-europaeus/
https://www.bachflower.org/gorse.htm
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<![CDATA[A Case of Phosphorous]]>Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:09:20 GMThttp://rhsl.ie/blog/a-case-of-phosphorous Homeopath Edel Bolger O’Hora
 
A Behavioural case helped by Phosphorus. SY is a  3 year old boy.
The main reason of visit 
Mum says ‘He wakes up every morning early 7:30 am and sometimes at 6am. He also wakes in the middle of the night 3am and will be wide awake for 2 or three hours. He goes all over the bed in his sleep. I can’t sleep because he moves so much. Very often I will find him upside down in the morning when I walk in’.
‘He is like a wasp if he doesn’t sleep! He gets really thick. If kids come to play he will lash out. Literally strike the other child or even threaten to punch them’.
‘I have twin nieces. I spend a lot of time with my sister. He just torches them and scratches them for the least thing’.
‘He bit one child once I thought it would leave her with a scar it was so deep’.
‘He screams with frustration. I end up scolding him but he only shouts back.’
‘ When he is nice he is really nice. He is kind to little children younger than him and good with older children. But, with the twins he is vicious’. 
‘When he is bad he is really bad. He walloped a young lad across the head one time. I was so embarrassed’.
What makes him worse?
‘Tiredness. When he gets up at 6am he is particularly bad’.
‘I was like that as a child but I like my sleep. I get really cranky if I am not sleeping properly’.
Anything else makes him worse?
‘He is shy really. I brought him out to a strange house for a party. He wouldn’t join in at all. Kept his distance and only came in at his own time’.
‘He is worse if somebody bumps in to him. He turns around and literally hits the child first’.
‘He never says anything to me. Never fights. But with other children will threaten them not to talk to them again if they don’t do what he wants he lashes out.’
What do the play school say?
They say, ‘He is hyper. He pushes over boys’.
‘My mother says he is a different child when I am not there. He is so good! But because he is unpredictable and he wakes at night or he is up early nobody will baby sit him’.
‘He likes to nap in the afternoon. By Thursday of a week I let him sleep because he is so cross otherwise’.
Generalities
He is a hot and loves the fresh air.
He  has a sore upper lip that he sucks all the time.
He has tantrums at times.
She likes to drink cold water.
She likes spaghetti with meatballs.
Stool is regular.
Sleep –disturbed, wakes 3am
Fears – none
Rubrics(The Essential Synthesis, Dr. Frederik Schroyens)
  1. Sleep; waking; frequent;  children inpg1670
  2. Sleep; Waking; slept one’s fill; as if havingpg1671
  3. Face;  Eruptions; cheeks; patchespg564
  4. Face;  Discolouration; red; cheeks; children inpg557
  5. Mind;  anger; violent; will; if things do not go as he wishespg11
  6. Mind; timidity; children in; children towards otherspg211
  7. Teeth;  Grinding; sleep; aggpg664
  8. Stomach;  Thirst; large quantities forpg788
Mind; Affectionate; returns affectionpg3
Recommendation: LM1 Phosphorous
Follow Up after 1 month
‘His aggression is gone. No lashing out/no tensing up clinching his fists’. ‘He is even sharing with the girls, no punching, hitting. He has not been punching me or his Dad either’.
‘My Mum says he is playing well with his cousin too. They are the same age and Mum minds them two days a week’.
‘I have gone back to work too. He has none of the screaming when I leave him. He greets my parents when he goes to them. Before he used to blank them and walk in the door!! As if they didn’t exist’.
‘Initially I thought there was no change in sleep pattern but then just last week he started to sleep through 3am and 4am. Now he sleeps from 7:30pm until 6:30 am. I don’t know myself and he is much more pleasant/easy in himself with people and me’.
‘My mother says he is so different, no whinning and he chats away to her too’.
Recommendation: LM2 Phosphorous
Follow Up 2 after three months
‘He continues to have really good behaviour, playing, sharing and good with other little kids’.
‘His sleep though is up and down. He is settled in the bed and sleeps soundly when asleep but he is awake early 5 am. Now he is happy in the morning and dressing himself. We are even in the process of giving up the soother’.
‘He has a constant running nose, it is clear mostly but can be green at times.
‘He has really smelly tonsils at the moment’.
‘His breathing is phlegmy, as if blocked in the nose and swolling catarrah’.
‘He can cough at night dry that sometimes wakes him.’
‘He is not clinging to me when I have to leave  him in the creche or with my mother.’
‘I am toilet training him at the moment. Just the night time stuff. He is dry by day for a year but the pull ups are really wet at night’.
Recommendation: LM3 Phosphorus  
Follow Up 3 after three months 
‘SY has started playschool. He is getting on fine and I am getting no complaints about his behaviour. He is even holding his own with his twin cousins. I was away over night with my husband a few weeks ago. I left him with a sister in law. There was no fights or bad/violent behaviour!’.
Practitioner View: SY is doing well on the phosphorous. His health is in balance again. 
 
Reference: https://hpathy.com/clinical-cases/a-possible-add-adhd-case-helped-by-phosphorus
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<![CDATA[Anxious about the Exams]]>Fri, 28 May 2021 15:50:30 GMThttp://rhsl.ie/blog/anxious-about-the-exams Written by Homeopath Edel Bolger O’Hora
Clara came to Homeopathy in November 2017. ‘I will be sitting my Leaving Certificate Exam in June next year. I am not feeling ‘cool’ about it at all! I appear to be calm about it all but my physical body is saying different things. I have problems with my periods. That has never been an issue with me before’.
General Health Statement
Clara appears tall and thin with freckles and wearing braces on her teeth. Her personality is warm and approachable. She is articulate about her ‘issues’. She has used suppressive treatments for her symptoms of hayfever in the recent past also. She gets upset when people are ‘off’ with her.
 
Generalities
‘I am in final year in my secondary school now. I love talking to people, I am not a leader, even though I have lots of friends’.
‘My periods are heavy and very painful especially on the first day. I have to take to my bed they are so bad, heavy, sore, crampy. I feel them coming 5 days before hand, tender breasts and my legs feel sore.’
‘My skin is very painful especially on the forehead and the chin. I am sensitive to the seasons, Summer is the time that I get hayfever, you know itchy eyes, watering and lots of sneezing. The nose is stuffed but nothing comes. I love being outside in the air.’
 
Rubrics(Complete Dynamic)
Mind, anxiety, sleeplessness with
Mind, anguish, menses, during
Mind, sensitive, cruelties, when hearing of
Chest, mammae, menses before
Rectum, constipation, urging ineffectual, menses during
Skin, moles
 
Prescription
LM1 Calc Carb
Magnesium Phos Tissue salts for cramping during menses

Follow Up after 1 month
‘I am not as tense, just feeling calmer about everthing, the exams! My cycle is so much better. I have less swelling on the breasts and my periods came with no drama. I was able to stay at school and keep my routines normal. I am sleeping well and have energy waking up in the morning. My skin has improved, the spots are not so sore.’
Perscription 
LM2/LM3 Calc Carb
 
Follow Up 2 after three months
‘ I am good, so many of the issues are gone pretty much. I am starting to sniffly with the end of the spring and summer approaching. This is the time I get hayfever and itchy eyes. Of course the exams are aprroaching too.’
Perscription
Psorineum 200C
 
Clara did her Leaving Certificate and felt confident despite the pressure of this exam. ‘I am not fretting as much about things, you know the results and getting in to college’. She continues to do well and knows when to use her constitutional remedy, Calc Carb and her inheritance remedy, Psorineum. These remedies bring her life back into balance and gives he own immunity a nudge to preform.

Reference: https://abchomeopathy.com/r.php/Calc
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<![CDATA[A Case of Burnout and Exhaustion]]>Thu, 13 May 2021 19:12:05 GMThttp://rhsl.ie/blog/a-case-of-burnout-and-exhaustionHomeopath David A. Johnson
​'This case reminded me of the exhausted parents coming with their children to my practice. There is room in Homeopathy for them to embrace family healing with their children.’ Edel Bolger O’Hora
 
History
This 25 year old female was first seen in October of ’08. Her main complaints included sleep difficulties, lack of energy and concentration, sadness and anger.

I’ve had trouble sleeping for seven months. It started in March. It takes me five hours to fall asleep, and then I’ll sleep for just three hours. I’ll suddenly jar out of sleep, then drift into thoughts. It happens after three to four hours. I’ll wake up, use the bathroom, and sometimes can’t get back to sleep.
​I had some depression earlier this year. It makes my brain slow and foggy. It feels locked up. I get headaches and can’t think clearly. I get real frustrated and angry. It’s frustrating. There’s no place of refuge, no escape, no rest, no break. I’m too exhausted and limited to work full time. It’s frustrating. The fogginess feels like a heaviness of my head; I’m not able to think clearly or quickly. There’s nothing I can do about it.
 
As the hours progress and I’m not sleeping, I get more angry. I want to be able to do things and I can’t. Physically I’m trapped, in prison. I’m really severely limited. ”I want to live. ‘Where’s God in this?!’ ‘Why aren’t you doing something?!’ I feel disappointed, discouraged and angry.
 
My whole childhood was very difficult. I’m dealing with a lot of grief. There was physical, mental and emotional abuse. How wrong it was! I’m wrapped in pain. We’d work so late into the night that I’d be exhausted. I kept going and going. I made it when everything was against me. There was always so much work. My dad was horrible. I was just trying to survive.
 
Growing up, I was hyper-vigilant. I took care of everyone. I can’t hold up the world anymore. Now I’m stuck in bed and can’t even sleep. It’s not life as God intended. I grieve over the things I lost.
 
I can multi-task. I can do whatever I need to in order to make it. I want to minister to others but it feels like somebody won’t let me because he’s mean; there’s no concern for what I want. I’m helpless; I can’t do the one thing I want to do. I’m left to suffer or die. I’m really struggling with my image of God. It’s as if what he wants is at the expense of what I want. All I want right now is physical health. ‘How long am I supposed to go through this?!’
 
There’s nothing I can do. God is the only one and he won’t help, or he’s taking his time. It feels like a man on a power trip. My dad was like that. Selfish, not a father, just an authority figure out of control. It was like ‘this is the way I’m doing it and you have to get over it!’
 
When I’m the most angry at God, I’ll be emotionally out of control. I’ll be crying, hurting, saying ‘You’re a liar!’ ‘What kind of Plan is this?!’ I don’t care about his Plan. I care about right now. I’m trying to rest. I ask ‘What is it you want?!’ There’s nothing more I can do. ‘If you’re going to tell me to do something, give me the tools. Don’t tell me to do something and then not care if I’m not equipped.’ I feel like a little kid at the mercy of a God who doesn’t even care. He’s delighting in others who are just living their lives.
 
I’ve been so angry I’ve wanted God to be a physical person so I could beat on him. It’s a rage I want to destroy something to get the destruction out of me. I’ll think ‘just kill me now!’ I’m tired of waiting for freedom. There’s a sadness that God isn’t who I want him to be. I want a say in things. I want to experience the physical freedom I’ve enjoyed spiritually.

Note: Before this next appointment, the patient had been participating in healing sessions with other members of her church. 

Practitioner: Can you describe more about freedom?
Freedom is a lightness, a joy, a peace. I’m not bogged down, I’m not constantly thinking about things of the past. I was so wounded. I’m better able to accept others now. The depression and pain have been heavy, as if I’ve been carrying weights tied to my body. Being healed from that makes the load lighter. It’s like dragging in the mud, being bogged down, held down.

It’s as if my insides were all tangled up, surrounded by darkness, evil preying on things that were supposed to keep me alive. Evil is that which seeks to devour our lives. Now everything has space to expand, to not be tangled up and compressed. It’s like breathing. If your lungs don’t have room, they don’t have the space and air to expand.
When all you’re trying to do is survive, things shut down. You go into starvation mode, things wither down; they’re not fully functioning. I’d turn inward and get tensed up, crumpled up. I tried to become invisible, not seen. All that anger needed room; the rest got tangled up and compressed. The compression was like a force, attacking, taking up residence where life was supposed to be inside of me.
 
That consuming evil, that force had to be driven out of me. It was an invasion, an attack, a destruction. It’s like the kingdom of darkness is battling to overtake, steal, kill. Withering down is losing life; expanding is gaining life, strength and vitality. It’s gaining a personality, becoming something in your own right. It’s becoming rather than withering, decaying, dying.

It’s like dead animals decaying on a farm. I grew up on a farm, so I saw the whole cycle of life. When the animals died, they’d be pulled to a pile where they’d slowly decay. The more there’s life, the more there’s physical light and lightness. There’s life and then there’s death. Life grows and death takes away. Death eats away at things that once gave you life.

I was front-line ministry driving out demons. Satan doesn’t want to lose the battle. I’m battle weary. I’m tired. I need some time to be refreshed. Where Satan invaded, he’s been driven out. Satan is death. There was so much attack, so much pain.
Some things may need to be made and there’s been so much exhaustion. I see myself as a limp body without strength. It’s like I’m lying out in an open field, weary, tired, exhausted, without shelter or care. It’s a complete burn-out.
 
The healing drove out the invasion, but now there’s complete exhaustion. In the past I’d take in the pain and wouldn’t react. With the prayer sessions, I’d been holding all that pain and I gave myself permission to release it. I’d scream or retch, that kind of release. It was if I was in contraction with childbirth, the mother says ‘I can’t do this’ but then she does and is released from that. It’s a partial transformation, but I’m left with all this exhaustion. I say to God ‘I want to be in relationship with you. I’ll walk through the fire.’ But I didn’t realize how hot it was. I got halfway through and couldn’t finish. I’m exhausted but can’t turn back.
 
Assessment: Some of the recurring themes in this history are limitation vs. escape, domination vs. freedom, life vs. death, burn-out and exhaustion. She sees herself as lying in an open field, exhausted and without shelter or care. She made the comparison with dead animals decaying on a farm. She also has recurrent thoughts about the past, and grieves over what was lost. 
Plan: Carbo-animalis LM 2
 
Follow-up in January ’09. Two and half months after initial appointment.
I definitely have improved energy. But I was so completely exhausted, I still feel tired. I definitely feel better, maybe forty percent better. I’m not jarring out of sleep as often. About two weeks after starting the remedy, something changed. I don’t feel the anger towards my dad. I’m feeling more stable, on the upswing. There’s hope. My anger was the big issue at my last visit. That’s much better.
I’ve had some bizarre dreams. There’s a lot of family involved, a lot of mixing of old and new relationships. I had a dream of the old farm mixed with where I’m living at now.
I saw my father one week ago. I hadn’t seen him for one and a half years. I felt a lot of distinction between him and me. I thought ‘his behavior doesn’t define who I am.’ I didn’t feel the same pull to do the “dance” we always did, or to try to change him.
I feel sorry for him, but there’s nothing I can do. I didn’t feel the stress of trying to change him. I saw very clearly ‘I’m not my father’s daughter.’ I was happy for the test. I didn’t “spin out” after seeing him as I would in the past, and I didn’t get pulled back into old behaviors. Once it was over it was over.
 
Assessment: There’s clear early improvement in her overall energy, sleep and mood. Her dreams suggest early reconciliation between the past and present. 
Plan: Increase to Carbo-animalis LM 3 (and eventually 4) 
 
Follow-up in April ’09. Six months after initial appointment.
I’ve been taking the LM 4 for seven to eight weeks. I’m feeling rested when I wake up. All this time a lot of anger, grief and fear have been released. I feel restored, rested, and more hopeful. I feel lighter. I’ve steadily lost weight on this remedy. Fifteen pounds since the first meeting. My energy has definitely been improving. I’m feeling much more free. I don’t feel compressed. I’ve come out of a really dark place. I don’t feel so helpless. I’m a whole lot less angry. I definitely feel like the Lord is working in my life. My thinking clarity is definitely, definitely, hugely improved.

Plan: Increase to Carbo-animalis LM 5 (and eventually 6). 

Phone follow-up in October ’09–one year after initial appointment: The patient stated she continues to do well. 

Reference: https://hpathy.com/clinical-cases/a-case-of-burnout-and-exhaustion/

​Homeopathy Consultation is a process tailored on a case by case basis. It identifies the individuals reaction to the world they live in and provides homeopathic medicines to give a long ter, natural and positive approach to your health and well being.
 
THIS WEBSITE IS INFORMATION ONLY. The information on this website is based on the opinion and beliefs of Edel Bolger O’Hora. Edel would love to hear from you. To book a consultation, please use the Online Calendar or facebook Homeopathy with Edel


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