Why do old symptoms reappear when your remedy is correct?

This is a letter to a patient who is producing first a rash for 5 days and then a sore throat. I am explaining to her why this can happen.

It sounds like you have the pattern of rapid appearance and disappearance of old suppressed symptoms. Let me explain.

Since you are in the habit (I am only guessing) of medically taking care of symptoms such as a sore throat because of job responsibilities, you have a lot of stored problems. If you are really strong, your body will really heal all the way. But if you are under continual stress, keep taking more suppressive drugs, etc., your body begins to store problems rather than finish off the healing process. So, you get stuff like chronic infections. Sometimes the problems move to to another part of your body. You have heard of the word “metastasis” in cancer. That word is not limited to the spread of cancer cells. Simply put, problems go and hide out somewhere deeper in your body.

Your throat and ears are entry ways for pathogens to get into your body. They are equipped with strong defenses. Defense mechanisms such as lymph glands, saliva for your mouth and throat or hairs in your nose are examples. If you take over the defense process by using antibiotics to do the work of those bodily defenses, then as I said above when you are stressed, the problems don’t get solved and either you have a chronic infection in that place or the infection moves deeper. If you have not had a strongly medicated sore throat a long time, still this could have happened when you were a little kid. For example, antibiotics for ear infections don’t know that they are only supposed to act on the ear. So, they act more generally. I have seen very old suppressed infections come and go like yours in many cases. Again, I did not say every use of antibiotics is going to cause suppression. Only usage when your energy is low.

The same goes for the skin rash. Probably as a result of the remedy improving your mental and energy state, it came and went fairly quickly. Intelligently, you did not suppress it. Hopefully, your skin reactions are over for this remedy, but I can make no promises.

There is a kind of fancy theory about where you would expect problems to go when they are suppressed. One direction of suppression is from a more superficial place to a deeper organ. This is a pattern frequently recognized by homeopaths. Skin to brain cells is one example of a “metastasis”. The following explanation is not a well proven idea, but it makes sense to me. Skin problems and mental problems can be closely related because in the fetus, the cell type is a direct specialization from the type that makes brain cells. Just one theory of the relationship between disease symptoms and fetal development. Medications and diseases are designed to work on certain tissue types or cell types. So, if the cell types are similar, they will be similarly affected. At least, in cases where cell and tissue types are important.

Returning to your case, if your skin rash completely heals, this may have done a lot to relieve the pressure on your mental state. Just a theory, but watch how you develop over time.

My guess is this throat symptom will come and go quickly if you take care of yourself as you say you are doing. Keep a record and watch how long it take for you to overcome old stuff. The rapid throwing out of old symptoms is a sign of a strong vital force (life force). If you were weak, this process would take much longer. You are strong, so when your body gets the message from the remedy that it is supposed to take care of old business, it works very quickly.

You can get high fevers. That is a sign of a strong vital force. People with deep chronic diseases, cannot produce high fevers and they heal very slowly. They just lack the “umph” necessary to produce old symptoms and heal them naturally.

I know you must be bothered by the rash and sore throat, but if you see it as a review of old business, you can emotionally sit back and watch the fireworks. In four days the rash disappeared. Now the something similar will happen with your sore throat. Since these symptoms were artificially produced diseases, not natural ones, they won’t get very bad for a person who is a strong as you. If you were doing this healing work ten years from now, I don’t know if you would be so lucky.

Meet the Author

Ellen Madono

Ellen Madono is a homeopath working in Tokyo. Currently, her work in homeopathy focuses on healing. She was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and went to West High school. At Oberlin College, she majored in Asian History. Her Ph.d. is from the University of Pittsburgh. She has a special interest in Asian Culture, language and Japanese apprenticeship. Skills in phenomenological cultural analysis have easily transferred to homeopathic case analysis. She keeps up her health through Meditation, Yushiki Breathing Practices, Classical Homeopathy, Accutonics, Akido and Parasara Yoga.

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