This story and a simple, cheap homeopathic remedy could save your life. Or, at the very least, keep a surgeon from opening your abdomen to remove a horribly painful, inflamed organ.
I saved a young girl from appendicitis many years ago. This is the story of the wondrous effect the appropriate remedy can have on the stricken. Reading her story, you’ll learn how you can follow in her footsteps if this disease ever strikes you or a loved one.
“My Daughter’s In the E.R. Awaiting Surgery!”
In my early homeopathic career, I learned the usual acute remedies that can turn the sudden, painful, or even dangerous diseases around in short order. Many of you have now learned several of these remedies and how to use them for your dogs in my Vital Animal Alpha membership.
Having become known at my kids’ Waldorf school as “the homeopathic vet,” I guess I came to Mary’s mind when her eleven year old daughter fell seriously ill one weekday afternoon. Our daughters were classmates, and Mary, like most parents at our school, thought conventional medicine had its place. But that place was, at best, in putting bodies back together when they’d been rent asunder. Broken bones pinned, torn skin sutured back together, lost blood replaced in a pinch. If there was a natural way to heal something faster and safer than conventional medicine could, Mary was all over it.
Sarah is in the ER, and we’re waiting on the surgeon to get done with another patient before she goes in to get her appendix taken out. Is there anything a remedy could do to help her?”
A Girl in Pain, Lab Work Spelling Danger
Sarah had the classical pain at “McBurney’s point” that was a diagnostic clincher for appendicitis. Dr. Chas. McBurney published a paper on this disease in 1891 and outlined the point of maximal pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, illustrated here. If you suspect appendicitis in a loved one or yourself, odds are this point will be extremely painful if pressed.
When there’s acute inflammation in the abdomen like Sarah’s, it’s not uncommon to see the white blood cell count rise rapidly, as Mother Nature sounds the alarm:
Danger! We’ve got a breach! Send help, stat!
Fever is part of that response as well, and Sarah was hovering around 102–103º while her white count was past the 10,500 mark and rising.
All of her symptoms, blood tests and fever agreed: Sarah had peracute inflammation of the tiny blind sac called the appendix, and surgery was the next step to take it out. And of course, she’d be slapped with a couple of weeks of antibiotics.
When I answered Mary’s phone call and asked a few questions, I knew immediately what to do. I had a 60% shot at curing this, according to the homeopathic literature I’d read and filed away in my memory banks.
But was there time to get this done before the surgeon got free to cut Sarah open?
A Remedy Recalled
It’s pretty rare that a given remedy will cure a given condition, but in appendicitis, there’s a key symptom that matches very well with a particular remedy. This symptom screams out of most appendicitis patients, and their bodily posture shows it, even if they are too young (or of another species not given to speech) to say so:
It really, really hurts when I move! Even a little bit!!”
That tell tale posture is usually lying on one side, knees drawn up towards the chest, hands over the lower abdomen, and a look of fear if movement is suggested.
The remedy bryonia fits the patient who seeks to remain very still, because every movement makes his condition much worse. That may apply to joint pain, injury, flu, or in about 60% of the cases of appendicitis.
I told Mary that if she wanted to try bryonia while they had a window before the surgeon finished his other case, it’d be worth a shot. No harm, certainly, and it just might cure her. She rushed to the nearest store to get the remedy, rushed back to Sarah in the hospital, and started giving her the sweet little pellets.
Pain Subsides, Nice. But White Count and Fever, Too?
Further luck befell mother and daughter: the surgeon had another emergency surgery come screaming in by ambulance, and he had to do a bit of triage. Sarah’s appendix could wait, the other patient could not.
After a couple of doses of bryonia 30C, 10 minutes apart, Sarah’s pain eased. After 3 doses, it was lessened enough that she could again sit up and move without pain. The amazing part of the story was the repeated blood sampling the nursing staff did. The white blood cell count dropped steadily back to normal over the next hour. As did Sarah’s fever.
If they hadn’t been measuring all this, the hospital would probably never have released Sarah without the surgeon doing an appendectomy. But when he finally got free and palpated her now nearly pain free abdomen and looked at her restored blood work, he admitted it. Mary could take Sarah home without surgery!
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So, another small homeopathic miracle. Or not so small, if it were your appendicitis or your daughter’s.
But, it’s one I’ll never forget. And now you know it as well. File that away in your own memory banks!
You may need it someday, though probably not in your animals, who, except for the horse, don’t have an appendix per se. A horse has a huge cecum that’s the analogous organ to our appendix, but their colic is usually not a bryonia type: they thrash and roll more often than stay motionless. So, you’d be looking for a different remedy.
Have your remedy kit yet? Bryonia is in most acute remedy kits, including mine that’s offered to my Alpha students.
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And since homeopathic remedies are species agnostic, what’s good for Bowser will be equally good for Fluff. Or Sarah. Or Buck, the Quarter Horse! As long as the remedy’s symptoms fit your patient’s symptoms, you’re likely to help with an appropriate remedy.
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