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  • Homeopathy for the Essence-Inclined
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    Ava Zhan

Homeopathy for the Essence-Inclined

Homeopathy for the Essence-Inclined
As many of you know, I have been focusing more and more recently on studying homeopathy and incorporating homeopathic remedies into my work with clients. For those who are new to these modalities, I wanted to take a moment to clarify the relationship between essences and homeopathic remedies.

To quote from The School of Homeopathy, homeopathy is “a system of natural healthcare that…treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health.” Homeopathic remedies, which derive from mineral, plant, and animal sources, have been used throughout the world for more than two centuries. Homeopaths take a holistic view of health, seeking to treat the person as a whole from a big-picture perspective.

So, what does this have to do with essences? I’ve discovered over the years that many people feel a strong pull at certain times in their lives toward essences. They may spot a bottle on a shelf in a health food store and become intrigued, feeling almost as if the bottle were pulling them. I’ve often recognized in myself a similar magnetic pull to unprocessed wild mushrooms on a farm stand or vibrant, just-picked organic scallions or lettuce from my garden. And there are times that I simply must drive to a gem store and be with stones. Something about the energy vibrations of plants and stones speaks clearly to the person who responds well to vibrational remedies. It’s a feeling that is not really encountered much with other health-promoting items, such as herbs in capsules or packaged homeopathic remedies.

Those who are drawn to an essence in this way will often seek us out and buy a few essences or book a consultation, and sometimes an interesting, but also perplexing and irritating thing happens: The essence or blend takes the person one step or a few forward on their journey, but it does not go deep enough, and there are no clear insights as to what to do next. After encountering this phenomenon many times when speaking to new consultation clients, I’ve realized that in most cases, that initial pull toward essence healing is just the first step toward a truly effective, holistic healing regimen. An instinctive pull toward certain essences can be a helpful signpost for a client, but I’ve concluded that it usually takes an objective practitioner to come up with the optimal regimen, which usually includes essences and homeopathic remedies.

As a homeopath, I have the benefit of thousands of proven homeopathic remedies—in several potencies each—all with solid written records in Materia Medicas to consult, which opens a lot of possibilities. A great majority of my clients benefit from a high-potency homeopathic remedy or a few (I sometimes alternate two or even three remedies) alongside their essence blends for maximum results. This is especially true if their problems are serious, very longstanding, or involve physical ailments as well as emotional.

A few of the classic key remedies I often consider include: Calc carbonica for bone problems, arthritis, rheumatism, teeth problems, and excess weight; Calc phos for low appetite, anxiety, ungroundedness, malnutrition, poor nutrient absorption, tooth/gum problems, and issues related to autism; Pulsatilla for sadness, weeping, codependency, and oversensitivity to strong personalities; Chamomilla for moodiness, whininess, and high sensitivity to pain and physical or emotional discomfort; and Nux vomica for adrenal burnout, perfectionism, and a tendency to be extremely demanding of others.

To speak with me about creating your own customized, holistic healing plan, register for a Comprehensive Consultation or a Series of Three on our website.
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    Ava Zhan