Energy and Us


By Louise Barton, August 2007

How we need it, how we lose it, how we get it from Homœopathic remedies.

Inherited weak areas - require more energy at all times. Each of us is born with one or more areas that will bear the brunt of disease when we are under stress. These areas become known as chronic illness. Sometimes they change over a lifetime only to be replaced by another weak area or areas.

When energy is used up by either
• Excess physical work
• Excess worry
• An emotional shock
• Continuous emotional stress
• Lack of sleep
• Poor diet
• Poor exercise

The result = lowered energy to weakened areas - leads to symptoms manifesting in those areas

Giving the simillimum = increased energy overall - leading to wellbeing, better sleep, reduction in intensity and frequency of symptoms.

How long will this last?

Until energy levels reduce again. That is - any one or more than one of the above scenarios can and will reduce energy levels resulting in return of same, similar or sometimes new symptoms. Often the same successful remedy (miasmatic-as read from facial features) will again increase the energy and reduce the symptoms. Sometimes a different remedy (from the same miasm) will be required.

How will a remedy affect a patient? Will it change their personality?

No - however after a correct remedy they should be the "best" version of themselves as their energy increases and their ability to withstand stress is better

Will it remove their symptoms?

Depending on the severity of the symptoms - if the symptoms are functional - yes, if they are structural - yes however more slowly and often to levels of 70% or better but perhaps not to 100%. Functional symptoms should be 100% removed.

Will the patient experience a transition or move to a new understanding of themselves?

In some cases this will appear to happen - however this is giving the Homœopathic remedy too much credit. As energy levels increase and stress responses are less dramatic patients can (and do) experience new willpower to make necessary changes to their lives. The remedy is just tempering their out of balance vital force - it is not touching their "soul" - they are using their own motivation and energy in a more productive way. Some patients do not need to make major changes in their lives and once in balance carry on as before except with increased energy and minus symptoms.

Will a patient experience a state of bliss?

To function as a normal human being in a state of bliss is counteractive to productive and reactive living. It is the state people seek when they are overwhelmed and unhappy - often through alcohol and drugs. Sometimes when the initial increase in energy is felt after the first successful remedy is given, a patient can feel as if they are in a blissful state - this is usually by comparison to their previous state. Once their level of energy is raised to a new level and stays there, they will feel normal rather than negative or blissful.

What is a "normal" state?

We are designed to react to our environment - to feel pain when there is a problem, to feel negative and fearful when we are threatened, to feel competitive when we need to hold our ground on an issue. In either of these situations a healthy functioning person will approach the problem, deal with it in an appropriate and balanced way and then relax afterwards. We know a patient is out of balance when the situation has passed and they have not gone back to a relaxed state.

What if I am under continual stress?

If a patient is under continual external stress this situation needs to be examined. Can it be changed? Is it easier to put up with rather than confront or move away from? Only the individual themselves can answer these questions. After a correct remedy is given these decisions become easier to make.

What if I choose to remain in the continued stress?

Some people have no choice in these situations and the extra energy received after a correct remedy is given will burn up much faster than when the stress has been removed. It is to be expected that they will need a remedy prescribed more often. This is reasonable given the situation they find themselves in - often due to immediate family whom they love and must be close to but cause them to have a difficult time. The remedy will make them stronger for temporary periods and will need to be repeated more frequently than to a person who can make appropriate life changes.

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