Creating Waves of Awareness
MY STINT WITH STRAMONIUM
Many in Miami are unaware of Homeopathy, as such, I always make it a point when circumstances permit to talk about homeopathy when ever any discussion comes up about health issues. What I observed was that most people are willing to learn about alternatives, and that's when I bring in Homeopathy.
Some time ago in a meeting, a lady came to know that I was a homeopath. She asked me if I could help her with cold and flu symptoms which were bothering her. I asked her a few questions and told her to take Gelsemium, which she got locally and used it as per my instructions in water doses. A few days later when she met me, she was very happy that it did her a world of good, and not only that, she had also given some to her husband and he also responded well. Now they are all for homeopathy.
Last February during my volunteer work, this lady who works at a senior level, asked me if I could help her 6 year old granddaughter, who was having trouble at school because of her behavior problems together with bad reports with her school works; but she added that It would be best if I could talk on the phone with the child's mother. It would be difficult to see them personally. Now this was a challenging task and an opportunity to demonstrate the efficacy of homeopathy. Reluctantly I agreed. What followed makes a interesting story.
On 15th Feb I received the following email, after my interview with her on the phone.
“Dear Dr Khan,
My name is--------thank you in advance for your help with this matter.
My daughter -----6 yr old has following symptoms.
She does not like the dark and is extremely afraid of dogs. She does not like being alone.
She is out going but when she is with unfamiliar people or strangers she is very shy, timid and quite.
In school she is very outgoing and very talkative.
When she was born she weighed 10 Lbs at 38 weeks.
I am type one diabetic and her first 48 hrs, she had low blood sugar. Since then she is a very healthy girl. During my pregnancy, I did have stress and trouble controlling my blood sugar levels.
She is all over the place once she needs to focus, especially during academic tasks. She doesn't like to sit still, she is always talking or singing. But often has bad issues bullying other girls. She is very tough in character.
Thank you for every thing and looking forward to hearing from you soon.”
She sent me another email in response to my queries with following additional symptoms.
“ she likes to eat well, sweets. Usually she is cold, however her hands are warm not clammy.
She does not perspire much only when exercising like running. She enjoys dancing, singing, and cheer leading. She likes to drink water other than sodas, and likes juices also. She is usually constipated. Always hungry and eats well”
Based on above I did a “repertorization” and came up with STRAMONIUM and prescribed in 200 potency in water doses. She was advised to get medicine ONLINE.
Few days later on March24th she sent me an email,which puzzled me
“ I am writing to let you know that the medication has not been working.(Please advise as to what additional you might need-------thank you-----”
Following day I called her and asked her to answer a few question before I would go further.
I asked how is your daughter's constipation, the answer was she is no more constipated and has bowel movement daily. Then I asked if she is still restless as before or there is betterment there. She replied that there is much improvement in this respect.
I then explained to her that how homeopathy works and that as symptoms were changing hence in my opinion stramonium was doing its work and she should show some patience, to which she agreed and promised to keep me informed of the child's progress.
Time passed. No news, then on May12th, I received the following email late evening.
“ Hi Dr Khan
Just wanted to take mom to say thank you.
------- Is doing wonderful ; Her behavior has greatly improved. Academically her grades have increased. I am forever grateful for all that you have done for my daughter.
Thank you so much for all your help
Have a great night.”
On April 3rd, the child's grandmother informed me that last evening the child had a bout of vomiting, but most likely it was due to food indiscretion, probably ice cream. However the following morning she was back to her normal self.
She also confided that she is no more constipated, and her school had sent a good report. She had also told me that mother thought that her teacher was not having good opinion about the child as she considered, her stubborn, cheeky, and a bully, and always fighting with other children. But since medication things had changed for the better.
On June20th, I received another email which read
“ Good morning, just wanted to give you the update we discussed yesterday in writing.
I see improvement in ------. Therefore I have only been giving her medication once a week. Since she is in summer vacation she is not performing academic tasks, she is constipated and a little more aggressive. Also she often cries as a whining cry. Thank you for every thing”.
My reply to her was wait and see.
On 27th June the following email was received which delighted me.
It is with great pleasure that I write to you our daughter's updates. She currently received her report card with only A and Bs in all academics and A's in conduct.
Her food craves are usually sweets.
She does drink water usually at room temperature not what I believe is enough in quantity.
She is constipated. She does consume fibre bars and that aids to use the bathroom. However, if she doesn't eat fibre she is constipated. I have not seen her grind her teeth.
She is usually easily irritated. But once in a good mood is does follow directions well. I see a great improvement since she began treatment. 9 out of 10.
Thank you for your continued support and assistance with my daughter ------.”.
I am awaiting for further follow ups which will be posted as soon as available.
I would like to mention that I had read a book, "Ritalin Free Kids" where the author had discussed the bad effects of drugs such as Ritalin, which caused a lot of side effects. On the other hand when homeopathy was used to treat such children with various type of ADHD problems, the results were very rewarding. I think we homeopaths should make all effort to show to the world that Homeopathy can help in ADD, ADHD, and also Autism.