My first symptoms appeared as a histamine reaction. In response, my body signaled a problem. In response to that signal, my skin produced a reaction. As I grew older, and the problem remained unaddressed, I experienced difficulty in breathing as the next signal from my body. This more advanced symptom is routinely called asthma.
As I grew, the asthma became an integral part of my suffering, causing me to use all available means, consciously or unconsciously, to relieve my symptom, altering my ways of coping with the situation, creating unrealistic fears about getting sick, or, when the symptoms were severe, worrying about death and dying. In response to the need to survive, my family and I tried all treatment options available to us, including medications, sleeping positions, and avoiding response-provoking situations. Over time, we developed all kinds of coping mechanisms. All this searching for relief seriously changed and influenced my learned reactions to situational events in life. In progression, as I grew to adulthood, the asthma became bronchitis, then chronic chest infections, which became bronchial pneumonia. Each time my respiratory system went into crisis, it increased my worries about survival, including my dependency on the associated tools of survival. As the years went by, the dysfunction of other major organs became evident. My lungs were at risk of developing pleurisy, the continual digestion of excessive antibiotics stressed my body and digestive system. This caused high PH levels in my body overall, leading to arthritic conditions. I was internally witnessing and experiencing the onset of many symptoms, causing ever increasing physical distress and mental strain.
By now, my desperation and lack of symptomatic relief was fueling a search for any possible alternatives. Anything was worth investigating in this seemingly hopeless situation. Fortunately for me, my Shaolin Kung Fu master and Chinese doctor suggested that I research Homeopathic Medicine. Through his suggestion, I registered to study homeopathy and then consulted with a homeopath; at the time, it seemed to be my last resort, however, after the fact, I realized that homeopathy should have been my first choice. However, such is the enormous grip and influence of today’s “modern” health system that we feel we must be driven to last resorts in order to be able to make a choice about our own very personal healthcare. Conventional medical care had worked in allowing me to function, but had no effect on recovering and the ever-increasing suffering had taken its toll on me.
Amazingly, 10 years later, now as a regulated homeopath and a patient of my own device, I find my belief in homeopathic medicine has moved away from my own recovery and is now focused on the potential for healing for others. The cause and effect that I have experienced only strengthens my commitment to push homeopathy forward to its real healing potential. This is why I have dedicated so much time and effort into education, both of myself and others, and the regulation and promotion of homeopathy. I know what homeopathy can accomplish, and see in it a true medicine with incredible potential. With homeopathy, our only limitations are those we set for ourselves.