A6 Health The Epoch Times April 30 - May 6, 2010
Homeopathy for Sports and Meditation
Exercise Injuries, Part 2 Isn’t for Me
It’s For Everyone
Fundamentals of The law of similars takes advan-
tage of a direct relationship between
effective at such small doses pre-
cisely because their prescriptions are
The process of the body working
homeopathy the symptoms produced by a medi-
cine and the symptoms that exist
so highly individualized. Each indi-
vidual case is compared, in detail, to
towards stability is called homeosta-
sis. Many systems of the body self- By DR. JOHN BRIFFA dreams, hitting a home run in the
in an actual disease. When these the picture of each individual medi- regulate and promote balance. World Series.
two states match each other, there cine until the most precise match is Many of the symptoms generated As meditation practices rely less on Whatever it is that decides to
By RONALD WHITMONT, M.D. is an excellent chance of fostering made between similar states. by the body during illness are signs mysticism and more on practical show itself won’t bother you if you
a cure. When homeopathy is practiced of this self-regulating process. Some application, more and more people are clear about what it is. Label what
Homeopathy is a safe and effective Conventional medical doctors in without paying attention to indi- of the more common symptoms of are flocking to it every year. In ad- you see. Give it a name. Make a clear
subspecialty of medicine that pro- effect typically deny the possibility of vidual details, the results of treat- self-healing include dition, the scientific community distinction between what you see
motes healing without the risk of cure since most conventional medi- ment are frequently indiscernible • Pain has done their share of studies and and yourself. These things are just
worsening injury, causing bleeding, cal prescriptions are designed to pal- from placebo effects. • Fever concur, it’s healthy. Meditation has aspirations and anxiety, dreams and
or delaying the healing process. liate symptoms, not cure illnesses. “Give me a place to stand, and • Discomfort been credited with helping manage fears, nothing more. They are as
It works with the body to promote Conventional care is based on with a lever I will move the whole • Discharge post traumatic stress disorder, pro- normal as breathing. But just as we
health and recovery after injury. Ho- allopathy, not homeopathy. Allopa- world,” Archimedes wrote. Each symptom generated by the moting anti-aging, and speeding can choose to breath fast or slow, we
meopathy has even been found to thy is treatment based on opposites, Archimedes understood the prin- body is part of an important physi- up physical rehabilitation. There is can choose not to follow the whims
help prevent injury when used in not similars. Opposites oppose the ciple of applying precisely the right ological process that has developed no need for incense, a yogi, wind of random thoughts and transient
marathon runners. body’s self-healing mechanisms amount of force to precisely the right to coordinate the healing process. chimes, gongs, or synthesized new emotions.
Homeopathy is based upon the: while similars work with them. spot, thereby individualizing the so- These symptoms maximize the ef- age music. You just need yourself, Like anything worthwhile, this
• Law of similars The Law of the Minimum lution to match the problem. ficiency and allow the body to work a quiet place (not mandatory), and process takes effort but bit by bit you
• Law of the minimum dose Dose. When extremely small (or Homeopathy follows the same more effectively in the process of the will to give it a try. will gain more and more control of
• Individualization infinitesimal) quantities of medi- principle in the individualization disease resolution and autonomy. Having taught meditation for your mind. If you are a person more
of treatment cines are used to treat, the risk of of treatment. Every solution must When these innate systems are years, I have come across many peo- prone to impulse, quick response,
• Innate power of the body to side effects and associated toxicity is individually match the unique con- suppressed (by suppressing the ple who tell me, “I can’t meditate, and being reactionary then your
heal itself significantly reduced. Homeopathic dition to which it is applied. This symptoms with many conven- every time I sit down my mind goes brain is often operating from its
“The physician’s highest and only medicines commonly fall far below is a concept that has long escaped tional medications), then the un- crazy thinking about everything. amygdala. This region of the brain
calling is to make the sick healthy, the threshold of predicted biologi- conventional medical science. derlying self-healing mechanisms Meditation isn’t for me.” Actually is responsible for initiating our fight
to cure as it is called,” wrote Sam- cal and chemical activity due to the The Innate Power of the Body to are thwarted, and the body’s innate it is one of the only things that can or flight responses. This is reserved
uel Hahnemann, M.D., the founder minute doses employed. Heal Itself. Homeopathic medicines ability to heal itself is impaired. be for everyone. In its most simple for life threatening situations and
of the homeopathic school of Concentration of homeopathic provide a form of stimulation of the Next week: Part 3: How homeopathy form it guides you to relax and en- rapidly taxes the resources of our
medicine. medicines are so small as to be innate body systems that assist in works gage yourself in a more direct and bodies. Unfortunately today many of
The Law of Similars. Using medi- virtually undetectable by chemical healing. Dr. Whitmont is a classical nurturing way. Who is it for, if not us find ourselves developing habits
cines in small amounts can produce means, but their biological activity Homeopathic medicines are not homeopathic physician practicing in for you. Then if it’s so good for me and whole personalities that con-
similar states of illness as the dis- has been proven. “drugs.” They do not act chemically Rhinebeck, N.Y., and New York City. then why doesn’t it feel good? It will tinually operate this way.
ease being treated and is an example Individualization of Treatment. inside the body, so they do not in- His website is Homeopathicmd.com when you understand what is hap- When we consciously make any
of the law of similars. Homeopathic medicines are so terfere with the body. They act to pening during meditation. choice we use a different part of
The kaleidoscope of random our brain, the pre-frontal cortex.
thoughts and emotions that race This area is associated with orga-
through our minds visit all of us, nizational thought, decision mak-
whether we meditate or not. This ing, and positive feelings. When we
is because of the times we live in. meditate and organize our thoughts
Vitamin D and Boston’s
Life today is fast, radically changing, and make decisions, no matter how
and intense. The stakes seem to get small we not only use this area of
higher the further we move forward. our brain but we can develop it. This
The difference between meditators is why many meditators meditate. To
and non-meditators is our ability gain more control of themselves and
manage instead of respond; choose to enjoy the positive feelings that
instead of react. come from nurturing ourselves with
When you close your eyes to medi- breath and kind attention.
tate and the freight train of impulses Keep in mind a few simple things.
comes rushing in, don’t get on. Nothing worthwhile is easy. The
Stand on the deck watch the train as more you do, the easier it gets. The
it races by. Notice what it looks like. less you do, the harder it is. What-
The clearer you see it, the clearer ever you learn on your journey, be
you see that it is separate from you. responsible to the pearls of knowl-
D help to protect against colon receiving this vitamin. Some of us will see our fears come edge that come along the way.
cancer. Flu usually strikes in the dark to life right in before us. We may Zenon Dolnyckyj is a certified
Other researchers at Creighton winter months when vitamin D see a boss writing a bad review of personal trainer who teaches in New
University, in Omaha, Nebraska, levels are low. Dr. Urashima says our work, our friends talking behind York. His practice emphasizes teach-
gave 1,200 healthy postmenopausal he formerly suffered from several our backs, our children failing in ing mindfulness and functionality.
women 1,500 milligrams of calcium episodes of flu every year. Now he their aspirations. Other people will You may reach him at Zenon.d@
and 1,000 IU (international units) takes 3,000 IU of vitamin D daily see their dreams and wishes coming golfbodypro.com . His website is
of vitamin D daily. and has not had a fever, sore throat, true. You will imagine winning the golfbodypro.com
Their study was designed to de- or fatigue for the last two years. lottery, finding the person of your
termine if this combination de- The Japanese study also revealed
creased the risk of bone fracture. another shocking fact that children
They were surprised to discover that not receiving vitamin D were six times
these women were 77 percent less more likely to suffer asthma attacks.
likely to develop cancer, primarily Does It Matter When You Take D? angle of the sun’s rays during that in coronary arteries.
breast malignancy, during the next Luckily D is a fat-soluble vitamin, as time. A study by Dr. Thomas Wang, an-
four years. are vitamins A, E, and K. So if you Does Vitamin D Prevent Heart other Harvard researcher, showed
Does D Protect Against Infec- take more than you need, the extra Attacks? Dr. Edward Giovannucci, that people with low vitamin D lev-
tions? Vitamin D has been labeled D is stored in the liver and then used a researcher at Harvard School of els had a higher risk of heart attack,
BOSTON FLOATING HOSPITAL: In the past, this was a way of treating rickets the “antibiotic vitamin” as studies as it’s needed. Public Health, reports in the Ar- heart failure, and stroke.
by getting more vitamin D from the sun. RobeRt HuRst navsouRce.oRg/ show it spurs the immune system Does It Matter How Much You chives of Internal Medicine that Does Vitamin D Prevent Diabe-
aRcHives/12/172366.Htm to fight infections. Take? The current recommended those with low levels of vitamin D tes? Type 2 diabetes is usually due
Dr. John Cannell, a U.S. psychia- daily allowance is 200 to 600 IU. were more likely to have a heart at- to obesity. But the risk of develop-
trist, noted this interesting finding But I talked to several authorities tack than those with higher levels ing Type 1 diabetes is increased if
By W. GIFFORD-JONES, M.D. D. Today, not many people develop in 2005 when an epidemic of flu about the amount they would rec- of this vitamin. there’s a deficiency of vitamin D
rickets. But how much D do you struck the hospital for the crimi- ommend, and it varied from 1,000 Dr. Giovannucci said that in the since it’s needed in the production
In the 19th century, how were chil- need, when should you take it, and nally insane in California. He said to 5,000 IU daily. past doctors have been more con- of insulin.
dren treated who suffered from rick- can it protect you from a variety of the infection spared those patients Does Where You Live Make a Dif- cerned about the role played by vi- These reports show we need vita-
ets due to a lack of vitamin D? If they problems? Here are some facts you who were receiving vitamin D. ference? Residents of cities at lati- tamin D in preventing osteoporo- min D—not just to promote the ab-
were fortunate to live in New Eng- should know. Dr. Mitsuyoshi Urashima, a pro- tudes above 35 degrees north, which sis. But there’s now evidence that sorption of calcium to form strong
land, they were taken for long trips Does Vitamin D Prevent Can- fessor of epidemiology in Japan, re- includes Boston, Philadelphia, and low levels of vitamin D may cause bones—and that it’s prudent to
on Boston’s Floating Hospital. cer? Dr. Jo Ann Manson, profes- ports in the American Journal of all of Canada, can stand outside in subtle changes in a lot of tissues. He take at least 1,000 IU of vitamin D
This hospital ship exposed them sor of medicine at Harvard Medi- Nutrition that school children given the noonday sun naked from Octo- said that vitamin D may lower blood daily.
to prolonged periods of sun, na- cal School, reports strong evidence 1,200 IU of D were less likely to de- ber to February and not manufac- pressure, reduce inflammation in
ture’s way of producing vitamin that higher blood levels of vitamin velop influenza A than children not ture one IU of vitamin D due to the arteries, and decrease calcification