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The thing to know about homeopathy is that it is "person centered" medicine, and a lot of the healing process is in the interaction between the homeopath and the patient. I'll give you an example.

About 30 years ago a friend of mine had stage IV breast cancer. She also had an allergy to cedar pollen, and lived in a part of Texas, where cedar trees eject visible clouds of pollen every December and January.

She went to a homeopath, and he told her that he didn't know how to treat her cancer, but he did know how to treat her cedar allergy, and he did. He also advised her not to stop any other treatment her doctors were giving her.

My friend didn't live forever. She died 5 years ago. But this was after the homeopath cured her cedar allergy and then the cancer drugs worked. She stayed in remission after reaching stage IV for over 20 years. It was a combination of the alternative and the conventional that worked for her.

The kind of homeopathy that works isn't about cancer. It's about the patient.

Homeopathy is based on the idea that every person has a unique combination of symptoms. These symptoms are caused by disease, of course, but they also are shaped by emotions, lifestyle, and all kinds of personal choices.

Simply finding out what the combination of symptoms is, the interaction with the homeopathic physician, is healing. But the homeopathic medication you take has another function.

The idea behind homeopathic drugs is that when we're sick, the body has a "delusion" (actually, the term in homeopathy is "central delusion") about how it is supposed to act. To tell the body, essentially, "You are getting this wrong," a homeopathic medication is chosen that would cause the symptoms in a normal dose. But before the drug is provided to the patient, it is diluted billions, trillions, or quadrillions of times, so that only an "impression" of the drug is left behind.

Whether or not there is something physical in the drug is subject to debate, but most of the explanations have to do with quantum physics, and "water memory." I would suggest that if it works, and it doesn't cause any potential harm, and it doesn't require you to give up anything conventional medicine can provide you that is working for you, why not?

The body gets the impression of the symptoms from the homeopathic medication, and it figures out its own way to behave normally.

The principle is similar to the idea behind taking allergy shots, only taken a lot further.

What can you really expect from homeopathy for colon cancer?

  • For sure, you will spend a few hours with a doctor who will take the time to get to know you. You'll have one more professional on your side.
  • You will probably feel better after the treatment. Despite the fact that conventional scientists don't have an explanation for them, they do help their users feel better, often in just one dose. That's something to remember about homeopathy. It's your body that is making itself well, so you don't take homeopathic medicines over and over every day. Sometimes a single dose is all that is recommended.
  • No scientific study finds a specific mechanism through which homeopathy fights cancer--and none ever will. That's not the way homeopathy works. The treatment is matched to the patient, not to the cancer. A growing number of scientific studies find that homeopathy definitely improves quality of life. If you are already getting conventional treatment, you may be able to stand it so that it has a chance to work.
If you want to try homeopathy on your own, don't try to cure cancer. Manage the symptoms that bother you. That's what will really help.

You can use:

  • Argentum nitricum. This is the remedy for green diarreha, and also for bloating and rumbling.
  • Asafoetida. This remedy treats gas that is hard to pas.
  • Colocynthis. Homeopaths use this to treat severe abdominal pain--but don't forget also to see your regular doctor.
  • Lycopodium is used to relieve symptoms that are worse just after a meal.
  • Sulphur treats stinky flatulence.

Take just one dose, and wait a day or two to see if it works. If not, take a second dose. If it doesn't work after the third try, use a different remedy. Homeopathy isn't something you take every day. It is meant to rebalance symptoms so they disappear, not to treat them over and over.

If I had cancer, I'd include homeopathy in my treatment plan, but I wouldn't tell my doctor goodbye. It is the combination of homeopathy and conventional medicine, along with all the choices you make for healthy lifestyle, that really makes a difference.

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