For almost a year when she was two, my daughter had severe
exzema, with only the soles of her feet and her scalp clear. We had to tie socks on her hands to keep her from clawing herself bloody. It got to where almost all my wife could do was rock her all day long while she cried. (Needless to say, Mom also almost went crazy.)
We tried every imaginable form of therapy, from cortisone injections to nutrition to acupuncture. Nothing worked, at all, and some of the side effects were nasty.
We finally located a homeopath 4 hours away. We drove there, went through the whole interview process, and he gave her a tiny amount of sulphur. At this point, she hadn't really slept in two days and nights. Within about 30 seconds of the sulphur entering her mouth, she went right to sleep. She slept all the way home and for almost 24 hours straight. When she woke up her eczema was almost entirely gone, and with one relapse has never come back.
This was over 20 years ago, when homeopathy was almost an underground movement.
I can't explain these results by standard science. The classic AMA explanation for the successes of homeopathy is "placebo effect." I defy anyone to get placebo effect to work on a 2-year old!
posted on 01/03/2004 9:45:13 AM PST
I'm glad you got such happy results with homeopathy. It doesn't work for all but then neither do conventional medicines (drugs) and doctors have no qualms, no shame in prescribing them anyway on the theory they hopefully they will work.
posted on 01/03/2004 9:51:36 AM PST
(G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
"Small doses stimulate, moderate doses poison, large doses kill." That observation is hundreds of years old.
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