The rigors and stresses of school are the perfect breeding grounds for bringing to the surface “problems” that could be holding students back. “Problems??!!” you say incredulously, “my child doesn’t have ‘problems!’”
One time a four year old girl was brought to my practice who refused any and all instructions. This was before the term “oppositional disorder” was coined. She was all dressed up like a little lady and was so well behaved for her age that I could not tell something was wrong at first glance. Yet, she was so hyperactive that in a short time she had turned my office into a disaster area. She only ate specific foods, and in spite of the excellent behavior modification techniques employed by her mother, she repeatedly scolded her mother and brutally bossed her around. The mother finally resorted to physical restriction by holding her on her lap for the remainder of the consultation.
Instead of doing child psychotherapy, I got the relevant information and the family started constitutional treatment. There was considerable improvement by the first follow-up visit. By now also a chronic cough had resolved. Eight months later, even her father, who had been skeptical about the treatment, commented on the improvement in behavior. During that time that girl had received two alternating remedies in different potencies that matched her whole symptom picture. It is interesting to note that she never was diagnosed with any disorder. I received a call from her mother eleven years later. Her daughter had been doing great all these years. But now she had some menstrual problems that needed to be resolved.
Patricia, a long-time client from New Jersey, called and related the following story. “My six year-old daughter Claudia had developed a urinary tract infection last week. She had to pee more often and was crying from the discomfort. I looked through my homeopathic books, and after reviewing the remedies in the Family Guide, the remedy…
Friday morning, October 26, 2007 The following message is on our voice mail: “Hi, good morning, Dr. Mueller. It is Elizabeth, and I just wanted to say a quick thank you this morning for the Lycopodium for Melanie. She is so much better, so much more manageable. Just after 4 to 5 days she is…
“I’m writing to tell you about my son Greg who was a bright eyed, calm, robust and happy as a baby. At about 18 months old, I noticed dark circles under his eyes. He’d been “the hoss” of the family of 6 boys, wearing the same size clothes as his next older brother (2 yrs…
Morning symptoms: he had about 8 stings (6 on right shoulder and 2 on inside of right leg/ groin) that looked just like mosquito bites
Afternoon symptoms: Spots on shoulder getting bigger, red and puffy/ about one inch in each. He had a spot on his right leg where 2 of the stings were coming together, of about 3 x 5 inches; raised, cloudy, puffy and had a white outline, a purple spot right in the middle/eyes sunken/ dark brown rings under eyes
In our family, Mom is the primary prescriber for day-to-day ails. Accidents, injuries, stings and bites, teething, temper tantrums, jealousy, anger, etc. That is, unless I am stumped as to what to prescribe or how to assess and have to ask for an acute consultation with my husband
One of the most memorable instances where we called upon Mr. Mueller was when our now 8 year old son pushed his now 6 year old sister Melissa backwards off the bed. They love to play fight on the bed and regularly push each other off. But this time, he was angry at her, kicked her at the hip and she flew backwards and landed hard on the thoracic area of the back, almost knocking the wind out of her.
She was hysterical. I’ve never seen her like that. We laid her onto the bed, flat on her back. I immediately grabbed the remedy kit and gave her a pellet of Hypericum, cause I figured the greatest injury was a jar to the spine. Immediately after the pellet, she fearfully told me that the big toe on her left foot felt like pins sticking it. I touched around the area and she could not feel me touching it! OOOOH NOOOO! I was starting to panic now.
Suddenly, after a 2nd visit to the local fire station where they had a “scarier tour this time cause they talked about escaping from your house during a fire”, our 6 year old daughter suddenly developed fears that came on with nausea.
It began happening every night before bed. She would suddenly tell us “I’m nauseous and scared!” After 10 weeks of crying, pleading with us to stay with her, having to fall asleep in our bed, falling asleep with either my husband or I beside her and sleeping with a light on, her fears were not only worse, but they were coming on at 5pm everyday and they were wearing on the whole family (including the 2 younger children).
I am a true believer and student of homeopathy. Here’s why I am now studying homeopathy: When my nursing son was 9 months old, he had repeated ear infections. He had 6 or 7 courses of antibiotics which didn’t cure the problem, just palliated for a week or two and then he’d be in pain…