This weekend, Lisa, a client of ours and a single mom, called sobbing, “I’m so angry right now, I don’t know what to do. I even hit my daughter- I’m being so critical and I can’t control myself!” I told her everything would be OK and to take a deep breath: she did. She continued, “I was outside of D.C. at a conference for 2 days where there was wireless high-speed Internet via this ‘satellite thing’. Jill (her 2 year old) was terrible! She would scream and hold up her hand shouting ‘NO’. She only wanted to nurse and kept demanding my attention (all of which were her old symptoms, those of the remedy Pulsatilla). Do you think our remedies could have been antidoted?” Well, yes, it sure sounds that way.
She continued, “I had my remedies in my metal box (hers is similar in thickness to a cookie tin) and they were with me at the conference the entire time. Even when I took my Carcinocin last night after returning home, I felt nothing.” We instructed her to mix the next higher level of all her remedies and start taking them immediately. By the next day, she called us to tell us how much better both she and Jill were doing.
This story raises several issues:
1) A sure sign of being antidoted is the sudden and sometimes intense return of symptoms that had previously been improved by the remedy.
2) Antidotal factors are everywhere. If a field can neutralize a remedy, which means it alters the electromagnetic resonance or signal from the remedy, then what is that field doing to your body? How is it altering the subtle electromagnetic impulses that your brain is sending via the nervous system to regulate every mechanism and function in your body?
3) Duration and magnitude do matter. Apparently, these thin metal boxes, and perhaps even the thicker ones, are not enough to protect the remedies from some direct influences. While we do not have any scientific testing on the specifics, we do know from experience that the duration and intensity of the exposure matters. For example, a client recently had her remedies in a metal cash box, 2 feet away from a microwave oven that was used by her roommate for 8 minutes. Her remedies, while not completely antidoted, lost much of their effectiveness, as evidenced by a weakened response from her normal dose. If, in your home, you have a cordless phone (a comparably weak but constant signal), your remedies (even if in a metal box) are gradually loosing effectiveness each day. Antidotal exposures can come from any device that is plugged in. Cell Phones, cordless phones and wireless devices (to name a few) are a concern even if they are on the other side of the wall, on another floor or even at the other end of the house/building.
Hahnemann says, “the physician is also a preserver of health, if he knows the things that disturb it, that cause and sustain sickness, and if he knows how to remove them from healthy people.” This implies that homeopaths know and educate people about causes of disease, and that we remind our patients to remove the things they are exposed to that sustain their disorders and that prevent a cure. Homeopaths have successfully used this basic principle for over 200 years. Only nowadays, there are many times more factors that interfere with the body’s effort to heal itself than there used to be. When you reach a point in your homeopathic care where there is no movement in your symptoms or no further improvement, it is highly likely that you need to investigate removing sustaining or antidotal factors from your life.
For those of you whose workplaces are permeated by EMF’s from cell phones, cordless phones and wireless devices, etc., take heart. You can still do homeopathic treatment. However, for obvious reasons, treatment will take longer. You have to make a living, right? But you also have to have your health in order to function fully and be at ease. In these cases, you do what you can to increase your health: try changing your work environment or telecommute, and remove all other harmful/antidotal influences from you life.
If you are interested in knowing more about the harmful effects of “microwave” (“cellular”), “wireless” and “cordless phone” radiation, you can do a web search on your favorite search engine for “health effects” or “harm.” You can also look in our “Library” under the “Resources” tab on this website.