Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) refers to shifting abdominal pain with alternating constipation and diarrhoea.  This is sometimes described as irregular or disturbed bowel function.

IBS has recurrent abdominal pain plus two or more of:

  • Pain better from defecation
  • Altered stool at the onset of pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Increased or decreased stools at the onset of pain
  • A ‘never completely empty’ sensation after passing stool
  • Passing mucus from the rectum
  • Morning clusters of motions
  • Constipation alternating with diarrhea

Other symptoms reported by patients with IBS:

  • Fatigue (Or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Nausea
  • Unexplained insomnia or disturbed sleep patterns
  • Susceptibility to colds, flus, sinusitis or post-nasal drip
  • Headaches
  • Allergic sensitivity
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Gastric reflux
  • Crawling skin

Possible Causes and/or contributing factors:

  • Intestinal Parasitosis
  • Dysbiosis & Candida of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Emotional
  • Food Sensitivity
  • ‘Never Well Since’ a specific previous illness event (eg. Surgery, medication or antibiotic use, infectious mononucleosis or other bacterial or viral disease)
  • Hypochlorhydria & Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
  • Gallbladder stasis
  • Gastritis & Peptic Ulcer
  • Diet & Lifestyle

Many people do not realize that their gut health can be affected by the use of antibiotics, contraceptives, viral illness or poor diet and lifestyle.

They may not associate symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, sinusitis, headaches, allergic sensitivity, and insomnia or sleep disturbance with their digestive health.

The opportunistic parasites or candida overgrowth that may result from gut dysbiosis are often difficult to manage and ill health can result.

Taking probiotics and changing to a healthier diet can help greatly – but in many people it does not completely resolve their issues.  This is where homeopathy differs – homeopathy has much to offer these patients, as there are many remedies that can address the underlying issues in the digestive microbiome and change susceptibility as well.

As always, Homeopathy treats the patient with the disease.



Shingles? Homeopathy to the Rescue

Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster, is a painful blistering rash caused by the same virus as Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster). After an attack of chicken pox, or even without a history of chicken pox, the virus remains dormant nerve ganglia for many years.  If the virus becomes activated in adults, it produces zoster (shingles).  In zoster, the virus spreads along the course of a spinal nerve causing a painful eruption in the area of skin supplied by the nerve.  It is usually common in older people and can last between 2 and 4 weeks.  Some people may experience severe nerve pain that lasts months to years after the rash has cleared. This is known as post-herpetic neuralgia.

Homeopathy has much to offer in the way of remedies for people with shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia.  Many people come to try homeopathy when the medical system has not much to offer, or what has been offered has failed.  If you have been diagnosed with shingles or post-herpetic neuralgia and are looking for help, homeopathy could be your solution.  Stop suffering and call a qualified homeopath today – you might be pleasantly surprised.

Some Studies:

Antiviral action of Euphorbium compositum and its components.

Glatthaar-Saalmüller B1Fallier-Becker P.


A clinical history of Zincum metallicum: homeopathic pathogenetic trials and case reports



Homeopathic treatment of 33 patients affected from herpes zoster
Visalli, N.; Pulcri, R.

LMHI (ed.) : 51st L.M.H.I. International Congress, Proceedings, Capri (Italy), 2nd-6th October 1996, 1996, 324-325 (Symposiumsbeitrag)

Observational trial, Skin diseases, Herpes zoster, Homeopathy, Clinical research, Complementary and alternative medicine


“Symptoms represent the body’s best effort to heal itself.  Hence, instead of suppressing symptoms, therapists should stimulate the body’s defenses to complete the curative process.”

– Stephen Cummings and Dana Ullman

Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic  Medicines

Seasickness and Homeopathy

Nearly everyone has been motion-sick at least once in their lives.

Homeopathy can help people suffering from seasickness or motion sickness.  Homeopathic remedies, when properly selected, can act quickly and effectively.  They can also work prophylactically.

Just like each person with seasickness may experience their symptoms differently from another person, so too are the homeopathic remedies different.  A remedy is chosen for each individual based on the unique totality of symptoms, or symptom picture, of what that individual is experiencing.  There is no one standard remedy in homeopathy for any condition – including seasickness.

Examples of symptoms that may differentiate your experience of seasickness from another person are things like what makes the symptoms of your seasickness better or worse.  Things like; opening or closing your eyes, lying down, uncovering certain body parts or the desire for fresh air, to name a few.

If you suffer from seasickness and want to be prepared to take a homeopathic remedy with you, consult a professional homeopath who is trained to find the remedy best suited for you, and can advise you on how to take it.

10 reasons to see a Professional Homeopath

  1. Specifically trained in homeopathy: Professional Homeopaths spend many years learning this system of medicine and invest in continuing education.  While some practitioners may have training in other modalities, their main focus and prescription will be based on homeopathic principles and philosophy.
  2. Have access to many resources: While there have been many books written on homeopathy since it started, with the changing times and the speed of new information becoming available this is no longer practical.  Homeopaths use software and have access to many resources and databases online, as well as journals and research.
  3. Have access to homeopathic pharmacies: The remedies available to the consumer are a small fraction of the remedies that are available to the professional homeopath, not to mention the higher potencies that should be monitored by a trained eye.
  4. Continuing education keeps us up to date on current remedies and developments.
  5. Support network: As a member of a professional community, homeopaths have friends and colleagues who can support them.  Having a sense of belonging can make a practitioner more grounded and able to deal with many challenges.
  6. Focus is homeopathy (no distractions).
  7. Accountable (follow code of ethics): As a member of a professional association, your homeopath will follow a code of ethics and standards of practice.
  8. Chronic conditions: Homeopaths are able to work with many conditions and with other healthcare practitioners to help you succeed in whatever your health goals may be.
  9. Homeopaths are trained to be as objective and non-judgmental as possible.  The prescribed remedy given is based on objective signs and subjective symptoms of the patient.
  10. Not expensive: Professional Homeopaths charge a very reasonable amount for their services given the amount of time and energy  they have invested into their education and training.

Dare to Question

The book Dare to Question One Parent to Another by Ted Kuntz is one parents plea for vaccination policy reform and return to ethics by the medical establishment.

When it comes to vaccination the lack of true informed consent is appalling as this invasive medical procedure has become so  routine and scheduled that the idea of questioning it has long passed for most people, including the doctors and nurses who administer them.  Generations of families have done it routinely to the point where it is almost more of a tradition than anything.  The adage is “My parents were vaccinated and we were vaccinated and we are fine, so what is the problem?”

Ted outlines “the problem” very clearly in his book as he challenges parents to “Dare to Question”.  He brings the information to parents in a succinct and conversational way that is easy to read but packed with all the important aspects of why this practice should be questioned and what to question.

The references and resources in this book are accessible and invaluable for every parent who has the sense to question whether the vaccination schedule set by the medical and pharmaceutical industries are right for their individual child.

I recommend this book to everyone, regardless of whether they are a parent or not since this issue affects the health and well-being of all of humanity.  We are all consumers in the eyes of the pharmaceutical industry….


            The denial of informed consent must end.
The systematic mis-information campaign to lure parents into
vaccinating their children against their instinct must end.
The enrollment – without consent – of millions of men, women and
children in vaccine experiments must end.
Mandates are not the answer.
Individualized medicine is the answer.
Science is the answer.
Persecuting fraud is the answer.
Putting an end to pseudoscience on vaccine safety issues
is the answer.
Ending pseudo-skepticism is the answer

James Lyons-Weiler Ph.D.
President, Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge

10 Reasons to choose Homeopathy

Homeopathy is system of medicine that has been used for over 200 years.  It is based on the principle of Like Cures Like.  Here are 10 reasons to choose homeopathy for whatever ails you – acute or chronic…

  1. Homeopathic remedies are prepared through a process called Potentization which involves a series of dilutions and succussions (hard shaking) of a substance.  This makes the remedies an energy imprint of the original substance.  Because the remedies are energetic they do not build up in the body, or have toxicity.  They are gentle enough for children, elderly, pregnant women and pets.
  2. Efficient & Effective. When the correct remedy is given the results can be dramatic, because it works with the body’s own healing system instead of against it. As a system of medicine it would not have survived for over 200 years if it did not help.  The remedies can be deep acting and long lasting.
  3. The homeopath takes the whole person into account.  During the appointment, the homeopath will ask about all areas including the mental, emotional and physical aspects of your condition.  The goal is to get to the root cause of the disease and not to suppress or placate symptoms.
  4. Based on solid principles. Homeopathy is based on principles that have been discovered by applying the scientific method. It is not based on theories or the ever-changing majority of opinion at the time.
  5. Homeopathy helps strengthen the vital force and improve the immune system. Each person has a unique susceptibility – homeopathy helps to reduce this susceptibility, strengthening the vital force to be able to deal with whatever comes its way.
  6. The homeopath does not treat any disease or condition, but rather the person who is suffering.  Two people may come in with the same diagnosis but each person might get different remedy because the treatment is based on the state of the patient and the homeopath does not rely on conventional diagnosis to be able to find a remedy.
  7. Proven it works. There are thousands of studies that show the efficacy of individualized homeopathic treatment.  After a 5 year extensive review the Swiss government approved homeopathy to be included in the health care system.  There are Homeopathic Hospitals in India, and the Royal Family has used it for generations.
  8. Cost effective. Homeopathic remedies are not like medications or supplements that you would have to take daily.  Instead, most homeopaths include the remedy in the cost of the consultation which is typically done once every 4 to 6 weeks.  Remedies may not be given every time, but typically consist of 1 to 2 doses to be taken between consultations, depending on your situation.
  9. No animal testing. Each remedy is “proven” by a healthy human volunteer so it’s effects are documented and usable in practice when given to patients.  Documentation of the effects of remedies started in 18XX and homeopaths have access to over 3000 remedy provings in our Materia Medica.
  10. Environmentally friendly & sustainable. The remedies are made from small amounts of original substance and due to the way they are prepared.  One vial of original substance can produce thousands of doses of potentized remedy which reduces the demand to continually take resources from nature.

How Homeopathy is Different

There are lots of sources on the Internet to answer the question What is Homeopathy? So I will not attempt to re-iterate all that here.  What I would like to talk about instead is how homeopathy is different.  Like all complementary and alternative medicine, homeopathy has a very different philosophy than conventional medicine.  The most basic thing that sets alternative medicine apart first and foremost are the answers to the following questions (i) What causes disease? (ii) What is disease? and for that matter, (iii) What is health?

To know what causes disease, you must first ask yourself, what is disease?  Your answer to this question will determine how you view everything from the common cold to cancer.

Conventional (western) medicine will have you believe that the definition of disease is:

“A pathological condition of a body part, an organ, or a system resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.”

Homeopathy says there is much more to it than just that.   A homeopath sees pathological tissue change as the end-result of disease and not all that defines it.  What comes before any of that is a disturbance in the force….the vital force that is.  You see, the vital force is the dynamic energy that animates and regulates the body, and when it is unable to maintain balance (or homeostasis) then the result is dis-ease.

Normally the body is able to return to balance as it was created to be self-regulating and self-repairing.  However, sometimes, due to factors like individual susceptibility, the strength of the disturbing influence or the level of vitality of the person, this ability to return to balance becomes reduced or impaired.  This is the beginning of disease.  The pathology comes later, after months or years.

Health is this ability of the body to maintain balance to allow full functioning of the human being, in all aspects – mental, emotional and physical.  Freedom to express the full range of human emotions, freedom to express one’s will and have use of one’s mental capacity, as well as freedom of motion and functioning of one’s body.

So you see, if you recognize that germs don’t cause disease, but instead the susceptibility to the germ does, then you will view your world differently.  Most disease is due to compromised vitality and immune system function. The importance of proper nutrition and exercise for the physical body; meditation and spirituality for the emotional body; new experiences and continued learning for the mental body – these things become more apparent when you see that health and disease starts on the inside.

Homeopathy can play an important role in the mental, emotional and physical health of the body by correcting small imbalances before pathology begins.  Make homeopathy part of your healthy lifestyle today.