"I am pain free. I am a proof that Homeopathy works. I do not know where I would have been without you. I was not able to walk; my feet were so bad before I saw you. It was torture to wear shoes, my three toes where crooked, I could not open a jar and could not get grip on anything, i do not want to go back to that.
I feel so great. I was walking on air when I walked out of Mayo clinic after my physical. Clean bill of health. Cholesterol is way down: 100. My blood pressure: 118/72. Life is good. Life is going great.”
---Darlene Rustad, Cannon Falls, MN
Mom with three children with issues of Bed Wetting confesses, “…Only option doctor gave was to put them on diuretic, you do not want to do that at that age. Claire was never dry before. After starting homeopathy with you, bedwetting went away completely. In 5 yrs we have had 2 nights with bed wetting. It was so dramatic. It convinced me of powers of homeopathy. Such a good example of how Homeopathy helped quickly. So concrete. You can tell whether it worked or not. They were sleeping so deeply. Doctors did not have anything to offer. We even did ultrasound to rule out anything was wrong.”
----------Sara Howland, Minneapolis, MN
“….Also, wanted to tell you: the first remedy dose worked for my torticolis. Almost immediately. When you saw me I was not able to even move my neck sideways or drive or do many other things we take for granted. I was skeptical but I was in so much pain at lunch with you – took the remedy you recommended and hours later: better. Really, better. Thank you. This was impressive.”
-----------Machelle Kendrick, Northfield, MN
“……Last week I went to the ENT specialist who took CT scan and declared "You have very little symptoms ofsinusitis left ....". Wow! Not sure how it almost disappeared but it might be a combined result of your remedy plus all the things I did. So, it looks that's not a major problem at this time. Fantastic news. You cured my daughter. So I knew you could help me with my sinusitis. I come to you and bring my family to see you too because you are the best homeopath.” --------Anjan Chakraborty, Farmington, MN
Jean Schmidt who brought her son John Schmidt has this to say about her son’s process with homeopathy for symptoms of Cough, Croup and RSV. “….I am a registered nurse. I was skeptical. It has been a year. I felt that I needed to have a year of time to see if it would prove itself. And it really has. On to John...he is just wonderful. All has been well, and we are celebrating one year of health!!!! I feel empathetic for people who do not know about homeopathy. The joy, freedom, and independence I have felt in this year. So wonderful. We are eternally grateful. We were fortunate that you nailed John with a right remedy right away. I was expecting trial and error with John but delighted to have it be so easy.” –
----------Jean Schmidt, Lakeville, MN
Brenda Weiland brought her son Brandon Weilnad to see Sujata for his symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder says, “…..I went home more in hope than expectation yet within few days I started seeing the results of this natural, gentle, holistic form of healing. First thing I noticed was the calmer demeanor, better focus and ability to follow through directions. Then I noticed that he was not getting easily overwhelmed and upset as before nor was he as impulsive as before. Then I got a call from his teacher who was full of praise for him on a big science project he just completed, I knew I had to give credit to homeopathy. I am pleased to have my son back without resorting to drugs. Thank you to Sujata and homeopathy!"--------—Brenda Weiland, Northfield, MN
“……..Per Dr Leland Scott: "Your Myasthenia Gravis is not the problem anymore. You will be off prednisone once we bring down the present dose.” “I know had I not had the undergirding of remedy you gave me, as we made this long tedious journey with a few monkey wrenches thrown in here and there, it is too daunting to think where I'd be. I hear now about other MG patients, doesn't sound like me at all. You can't imagine how elated and grateful I am for the best health right now.”
------ Ardene Neve, Prior Lake, MN
"I always believed that homoeopathy was ineffective and unscientific. However, personal experience with homeopathy changed that perspective. When I was faced with a decision whether to put my child on Ritalin or see a homeopathic practitioner who will understand my child in order to prescribe an individual specific, natural homeopathic remedy, I chose later. I went to see Sujata who came highly recommended by various people who have resorted to alternative medicine. She is reputable for her thoroughness and accuracy of finding individual's homeopathic remedy in shortest time. She asked us lots of questions which had little to do, I thought, with my son's presenting symptoms and gave him the homoeopathic remedy at the end of the consultation. I went home more in hope than expectation yet within few days I started seeing the results of this natural, gentle, holistic form of healing. First thing I noticed was the calmer demeanor, better focus and ability to follow through directions. Then I noticed that he was not getting easily overwhelmed and upset as before nor was he as impulsive as before. Then I got a call from his teacher who was full of praise for him on a big science project he just completed, I knew I had to give credit to homeopathy as that is the only way we had chosen to treat our son and we had not changed or added anything else. Over 9 month's period, he started reading at his grade level, his handwriting got much better. He tells me his thoughts are not running thousand miles a minute anymore. Amazing. I am a true believer in powers of homeopathy now. In addition, his general health has improved too. He has much more energy and a relaxed state of mind. I am pleased to have my son back without resorting to drugs. Thank you to Sujata and homeopathy!"
------ Brenda Weiland, Northfield
It came on suddenly. One night I was sleeping reasonably well for a 57-year-old. The next night, the minute I laid my head on the pillow, I started itching, sneezing and blowing my nose. In the course of the next week, I was bombarded with other maladies at night—restless legs, increase in hot flashes, and an increase in pain from fibromyalgia. It was a bad week, but I thought the next week would be better. It wasn't. One hundred days later—one hundred days of alternating between Benadryl, Tylenol PM, and Ambien—I was still sleeping very poorly. I showed up at Sujata Owen's doorstep. She is a homeopathic practitioner at Vital Force Consulting, Inc. in Northfield, Minnesota. My first words were, "I'm a wreck." And the second ones were, "I'm over the edge." I wasn't sure what edge I was over, but I knew I was over it!
I had heard of Sujata through my sister-in-law who had seen her for several years and talked highly of the relief the homeopathic treatments had provided her. I decided I had to try this alternative, because I just couldn't face years of medications to help me sleep and tolerate my histamine reactions. So, I decided to take the plunge into the unknown called homeopathy.
I've had respect for alternative health care and had done some acupuncture, acupressure, and vitamins. But this was unknown. But, I was desperate. I was really desperate. Sleep deprivation is not fun and allergy attacks on top of sleep deprivation is a real killer.
I had heard of Sujata through my sister-in-law who had seen her for several years and talked highly of the relief the homeopathic treatments had provided her. I decided I had to try this alternative, because I just couldn’t face years of medications to help me sleep and tolerate my histamine reactions. So, I decided to take the plunge into the unknown called homeopathy.
I’ve had respect for alternative health care and had done some acupuncture, acupressure, and vitamins. But this was unknown. But, I was desperate. I was really desperate. Sleep deprivation is not fun and allergy attacks on top of sleep deprivation is a real killer.
Because I was desperate, I really put a great deal of energy and time into filling out the initial lengthy questionnaire. Sujata’s first words were “You are pretty thorough aren’t you.” I said “You’ve got that right.” I talked and she listened and asked questions for several hours. When I got home from the first appointment, I told my husband, “Don’t ask me to explain it, because I don’t know what homeopathy is and what I’m taking-but I’m over the edge so I’m going to just do what I’m told.
My husband and I talked about some of the fascinating questions and answers that came up in the first session. I took the first remedy-trying to figure out the protocol and the things I had to avoid. There are several things that have to be avoided or consumed in moderation. Some were easy for me to give up—coffee, herbal teas, herbs, magnets, electric blankets. It has been harder for me to give up mint in any form—did you know that mint is everywhere—in gum, toothpaste, chocolates, breath mints. And then it recommends that all chocolate, caffeinated soda, alcohol and black tea be consumed in moderation. By the way, do any of you have any idea of what a moderate intake of chocolate looks like? I don’t!
I had been told that it might take some time—even months—to see a significant improvement. But Sujata also said there might be an immediate improvement. I told her that “would be a miracle.” So, I didn’t expect anything major right away. I know I needed to be patient and let the remedy “do its thing.” Well, you can imagine my surprise, delight, ecstasy when my allergic reactions at night decreased significantly; my sleep improved considerably; and I had a bounce to my step within the first two weeks.
In the ensuing months, I’ve had some allergy episodes, some rather annoying, but they seem to be shorter in duration and not nearly as frequent. I’ve had many good nights of sleep; my arthritic pain in my hands has diminished; my fibromyalgia pain is not nearly as prevalent. I have cut down on many of the prescription medications I was taking. I no longer take a pill once a week for sleep; I have cut out the diuretic for arthritis pain in my hands; I have eliminated the pill for restless leg; I have cut out one of the two pills I was taking for menopausal hot flashes. And I have not taken any antihistamines or Tylenol PM. Wow!
I do miss mint and chocolate. (Chocolate mint ice cream was my favorite!) But, I'm not on edge anymore. I have hope that my health will continue to improve. I feel like I am on the right journey for me at this time. I still don’t know how homeopathy works, but I am convinced it does work.
By Nancy Holden
At the age of 29, while a mother of a newborn and a two year old, physical pain and anxiety catapulted me into a search for relief outside of the conventional medical system. I had been born round and robust but soon became a weak youngster, doctoring most of my life with long-term antibiotics. I struggled with multiple early childhood kidney infections; high fever deliriums and reoccurring bloody strep throats, as well as anemia, systemic yeast infections, and chronic painful arthritis. Emotionally I suffered from posttraumatic stress syndrome and anxiety and no matter how many doctor visits and counseling sessions, I could not come to a place of strength and wellness.
Finally a friend told me about homeopathy. As a chemist I was extremely skeptical. But I was desperate because I so deeply wanted to be well so that I could be an energetic Mom for my girls. So I gave it a try. Ten days after I took my first remedy I had a severe high fever and strep throat. Not realizing I should call the homeopath I went to my medical doctor as usual and got an antibiotic. The next time I saw the homeopath the same thing happened.
Finally the third time I saw the homeopath I decided if I got another fever I would call the homeopath and try and make it through it. Sure enough. I nurtured myself through the illness and have never had strep throat again. (That was 26 years ago!). I was so encouraged that I could heal without an antibiotic that I delved into homeopathy full force, beginning a life-long healing journey for my family and myself.
In the beginning my arthritis miraculously disappeared. As I grew in the understanding of energy and the power of homeopathy I began to work with it to heal life long emotional pain. As I healed emotionally and spiritually in turn my physical symptoms subsided. Having two children of my own and having been raised in a large family with many siblings I wanted to share my healing with all of them. One day a wise homeopathic friend of mine told me a secret about homeopathy which I also believe is true for all spiritual and energetic healing techniques. She said, "If you heal yourself, your family will also heal, so keep focused on your own healing." That was a tall order. And that is what I have tried to do. Of course once I realized the benefits of homeopathy as a mother I provided homeopathy to my young children with great results. Their chronic ear infections disappeared. Their day-care and school anxiety decreased. I used Arnica on their bruises and remedies when they came down with the stomach flu. They never had to suffer like I did from the side effects of medications. And now as grown beautiful young women they have a strong sense of how to maintain their own wellness in their adult lives. For this I am grateful.
Now I use many healing methods from eating organic food to using herbs and doing Qigong, but homeopathy has a special place in my life. It is a magnificent tool that helps me remove blockages that cause me to be ill. It clears pain; it helps me move through unthinkable unfaceable emotions. It brings peace and calm. It brings most of all flexibility and a deep knowledge of my own self, my uniqueness, my wants, my needs, and my preferences. I have learned that the self-exploration that I experience in working with a homeopath and the clearing that the actual energetic remedies bring provide me with self-knowledge and awareness that is only for me. This enables me to experience the joy and mystery of being myself, pure joy and beauty, part of the source of all beings.
As stories go, I eventually moved from working in the conventional medical system of hospitals and nursing-homes, to entering law school and obtaining my JD degree. My bio is attached. Many blessings to those consumers and healers who are bringing healing to all of us.
Diane Miller is an attorney, dedicating her legal talents to health freedom. As Legal and Public Policy Director of the National Health Freedom Coalition and National Health Freedom Action, Miller is active in providing information and resources to health freedom decision-makers across the country. As chief drafter and lobbyist of Minnesota's Freedom of Access to Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act 2000, Miller helped pave the way for citizen access to unlicensed health care practitioners and treatments of their choice. Her continued national and international work to design laws and public policies that maximize consumer options, includes providing support to key state and national leaders in their efforts to make reforms, and her leadership role regarding international trade guidelines of Codex Alimentarius for vitamin and minerals.
Miller's strength lies in her vision for creative process and health freedom reform. Her former degrees in Chemistry and Medical Technology and her legal training as a professional Mediator and an Attorney, bring much to the table when participating in the creation of new models of law.
"I believe that laws and customs must be carefully reviewed, revised, and even repealed if necessary, and new ones created, to reflect the continual development, evolution, and spiritual maturation of a people." Diane Miller
Diane M. Miller JD
Legal and Public Policy Director
National Health Freedom Action
2136 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116-1863
Dedicated with love to my mom, Sujata Owens. Thanks for all the extremely entertaining homeopathic moments, Mom, I am so fortunate, really.
Why don’t you go to the doctor? A rosy-cheeked third grader asked me.
“Because my mom’s a homeopath,” I responded calmly.
“What’s that?” she asked quizzically.
That was a situation I found myself in constantly while I was growing up. Don’t get me wrong. I am only seventeen now, and I realize I still have lot of growing up to do. At that time, however, homeopathy was in its preliminary stages of being established in the Midwest. Periodically I would find myself involved in conversations with people of all ages that would go something like this:
“So what do your parents do for a living?”
“My dad’s an engineer and my mom’s a homeopath.”
“A homopath?” the person would ask, looking at me as though I was crazy.
“No, a homeopath. It’s a type of natural medicine.”
“Oh, like herbs and berries and stuff,” the person would respond almost mockingly, while thinking that he was the knowledgeable one.
My answer at that point depended greatly on my mood. If I was in a patient mood, I would proceed to give a more detailed explanation of homeopathy. If I wasn’t I usually looked back at them and smiled, “Something like that.” All the while I would be thinking in my head, “And he thinks I’M the crazy one!”
Being raised by a homeopath has influenced me greatly. I have a different view of the medicinal world than most patients of modern medicine. To them, each affliction has some pill, tablet, antibiotic, or medicine that can stop their symptoms. Waking up with a rash means a trip to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter drug. A sore throat means time for some pink syrup. I’m aware that modern medicine does not cure; it suppresses. I have seen friends take antibiotics for one symptom, and then break out in one, two, or ten other symptoms as a result. It seems to me that people are forgetting that each of us has a body that naturally heals itself. An imbalance in our body that causes a cold is our body’s way of telling us we need to slow down and rejuvenate. It doesn’t mean that our body wants some drugs (i.e. antibiotics). The interesting thing is that I don’t remember ever specifically learning this. It was something that was just integrated into the way I thought as a result of being raised by a homeopath.
This way of thinking “as a homeopath” became my way of thinking. When my friends and I would be outside playing and one of them would get a big bump on their head, I would examine their bump and tell them that they should take Arnica 30C. When I would go with my aunt to pick up one of her prescriptions, I would urge her to read the “Caution” label that stated all of the undesirable effects that could result from taking the prescribed drug.
My mom’s passion for homeopathy definitely influenced me. I remember seeing many copies of books and magazines entitled things such as Similliumum or The American Homeopath laying around the house. Homeopathy was by no means a 9-to-5 job for my mom. When we would rent movies and sit as a family watching them, my mom would yell out the names of remedies that the characters “definitely needed.” I would laugh and kid around with her for being so obsessed with homeopathy, but I never forgot her analysis.
I would be flat out lying if I claimed that I never wished my mom was just a regular old doctor. I got tired of being singled out because of my mom’s occupation. I didn’t want to explain to everyone what I knew about homeopathy. Usually, though, I did, just because I knew how well homeopathy worked. When I was in fifth or sixth grade my mom treated a client who had been unable to conceive and had been trying to have a child for many years. She came to see my mom and, within a month, she was pregnant. I have seen the miracles of homeopathy such as this one many times, and it was circumstances like this that made me glad my mom was a homeopath.
In the end, I kept on explaining about homeopathy because I had so much faith in it. I have no idea where my life path will take me. Who knows, may be I will follow in my mom’s footsteps and become a homeopath. Wouldn’t she just love that!
About the writer: Jayanti Owens, senior at Swarthmore College, PA, is now 21. She wrote this article when she was a senior in Northfield High School. This ambitious young woman has too many accomplishments to write about. Few outstanding ones to mention here are Rhodes Scholar Finalist, Truman Finalist and a Mellon-Mays Scholar. She continues to use homeopathy as her primary health care system and proudly proclaims that she is one of the few in US who never had to take any antibiotics.
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