A short Homeopathic Proving for Heracleum mantegazzianum

hogweedA short Homeopathic Proving for Heracleum mantegazzianum

a.k.a Giant Hogweed

by Armand J. Crolli, NC

© 2013, Armand J Crolli

 

The whole herb was wild-crafted and washed. Samples of the fresh root, stem, leaves, flower and seeds were weighed and used in the making of the tincture. The diluent was a 40% alcohol solution and enough added to achieve in all probability, a 1:9 to 1:10 dilution of the whole fresh plant, which is approx. 80-85% water content, to make a tincture comparable to the French Homeopathic CoContinue reading

AW, SHE HAS HER MOTHER’S…?

AW, SHE HAS HER MOTHER’S…?

stk124464rkeIt’s almost a newborn’s rite of passage. A baby can’t escape having its looks scrutinized to determine what he/she got from whom. Grandma’s nose, Dad’s eyes, Mom’s mouth, Grandpa’s ears, and on and on.

What we never consider is that maybe the baby inherited someone’s constitutional imbalance as well. Out of sight out of mind, right?

Well, when consulting with patients, it is not uncommon to hear things like, “I get migraine headaches just like my mom used to.” Or, “I remember my dad having the same exact lower back pain I’ve been dealing with.” Or, “My kids have horrible allergy problems just like I do.”

How is it possible that conditions like this are passed on from generation to generation? After all, we’re talking about symptoms here, not looks and physical traits.

When you begin to understand where symptoms come from, one explanation becomes abundantly clear.

First of all, remember that symptoms themselves are not a problem. They are a product of the underlying cause and they also serve as your body’s warning system. So for a certain symptom pattern to be passed on from parents to their children there must be a common underlying cause that triggers the outward symptom, and most often that cause is rooted in the meridian system.

When we look at the distribution of the meridian system, it is quickly apparent that each of the meridians supply energy to a specific organ and part of the body.

By tracing the symptom back to its origin in the meridian system, examination often reveals that parent and child have the same pattern of imbalance and tend to develop a similar pattern of symptoms and signs.

So the symptoms aren’t inherited, but rather the pattern that produces those symptoms. To continually treat the symptom is useless in the long run. The most effective strategy is to correct the underlying cause (meridian imbalance) and let the symptoms take care of themselves.

A child who inherits “clumsiness” from a parent will eventually develop the bumps and bruises that come with it. The point is that he doesn’t inherit the bruises, but rather the propensity to develop them. Work on correcting the clumsiness, and the bruises go away.

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Are you stuck in FIRST GEAR?

ARE YOU STUCK IN FIRST GEAR?

Imagine you are driving down the road with your gas pedal to the floor.  Your car runs great and gets you to where you need to be. All is good.

But then you look around and notice that everyone else is whizzing right by you.

Determined to keep up with those around you, you take your car into the shop and have the mechanic give it a good once-over.

The mechanic finds that while you have been getting to where you need to be, you have been doing so while driving in only one gear.  In actuality, he discovers that your car has an entire set of gears that have never even been utilized!

Many people live out their lives the same way; stuck in first gear and never living up to their full potential; not quite hurting, but definitely not at their best.  The problem is that while most people realize that they simply are not living up to par, they don’t know how to access their hidden gearbox to take their health to the next level.

These are the people that need to be under acupuncture care!

The old misconception that acupuncture care is just for those in pain or battling symptoms is quickly being exposed for the fallacy that it is.

Those who get the most out of their acupuncture treatments are the ones who take their care beyond the relief phase and work with their acupuncturist to maintain lifelong health and wellness.

The true essence of acupuncture actually has nothing to do with the treatment of pain and symptoms.  Acupuncture treatments remove meridian system blockages by detecting and correcting imbalances in the meridian system.  Symptoms are relieved as a byproduct of building a healthier body.

A blockage within the meridian system, ones that are continually out of balance, will never allow the body to run at maximum speed and efficiency.   The blockage and imbalance in effect acts as a governor on your body’s engine, limiting it to a certain speed that it can’t rise above.

You are not designed to sputter through life in first gear.  You are created to live all out at full throttle.  Settle for any less and you not only short-change yourself, but also those who depend upon you.

Your meridian system is housing a whole new set of gears that most of us never even tap into.  By unleashing the full scope of your body’s innate potential, acupuncture can help you take your health and your life to unparalleled heights.