I have had a few emails and questions after my apothecary bag post, so I thought that I would share more about our recent experiences. Lately it seems more and more normal for people to take charge of their own health and find gentle natural healing for everyday bothers instead of always running to the drugstore. This makes me so happy!!! Most of you know that once upon a time I was a pediatric nurse at Children's Hospital, my career as a nurse taught me, above all, that there is a delicate balance between natural healing and modern medicine. My husband also works in the medical field as a firefighter/paramedic and believe me, if you are in an emergency situation you want the wisdom of men like him administering life giving fluids and medicines until you can make it to the hospital. However, I also believe that to be able to treat and heal my family using natural methods (that cause no side effects) is something that I need to learn more about and put into practice.
That's all well and good, but lately I had a conversation with a friend that was afraid to employ natural medicines "in case it didn't work" and then she would feel guilty. You see if a doctor prescribes the wrong "remedy" you have someone to blame. There was also a underlying fear that these man made medicines were stronger and better than homeopathic things. I was actually surprised to find those same feelings in myself!! Me! The hardcore hippie, the mama that has cured dozens of cases of pinkeye, and several ear infections, and staph boils, and terrible diaper rash, and all without ever leaving my home or consulting a doctor! How could I doubt MY ability to heal? Because I was trained to believe that I couldn't. So a few weeks ago I decided that I would explore this deeper and document it better (an apothecary journal) and prove to that part of myself that I CAN do these things. I needed to prove to myself that it wasn't "all in my head" that this stuff really works.
My sister jumped on this train with me and after her boy tested positive for flu got a homeopathic flu remedy. Her husband came home the next day from work and went straight to bed he was so sick, she gave him the flu remedy 2-3 times and the next morning he got up and went to work feeling fine! Her little boy had bounced back in just a day too.