Why we became homeopath’s read our own personal stories
Bernie Hubball L.C.P.Hom
Why I became a homoeopath
My personal demon came in my twenties.
I became crippled with Arthritis.
This was my wake up call within a few short weeks, I had gone from my normal state of rushing through life with never enough time to get everything done. To being unable to move a muscle without great pain. Doctors visits, blood tests, painkillers, was part of my daily routine. despite it all nothing eased the pain.
I aged 10 years in just a few weeks. My hands had started to deform, I couldn’t walk more than a few steps at time. To drive my car was agony, every joint in my body had be affected. Private Doctors was my next step believing they would have the answer and be able to fix me.
Their answer was to put me on Prednisolone (Steroids) that was the Magic Bullet. The pain all went away, I could walk, drive my car, even walk up and down stairs upright (well run). What if I had to take medication for the rest of my life. As long as it kept the pain away I was ok with that, problem solved. So I thought!
A few weeks into this treatment doctors told me I was taking a very high dose of Prednisolone, and I couldn’t stay on it indefinitely. It needed to be reduced, otherwise it would weaken my heart. My body had started to swell, my teeth became loose, I had an odd rash that moved around my body but still no pain! But the minute I reduced the tablets, even by a tiny amount the pain was back, big style!
This was my light bulb moment /nightmare realisation, it was slowly dawning on me that I wasn’t going to get better. All that was happening was my symptoms were being treated, but not the cause no one seemed even interested in that question, why would they be?.
It was my pain, the restriction, the anger and frustration that was all mine. I needed to get this sorted and stop thinking someone else was going to fix me.
At least I could think straight while I was on the drugs and free of pain. I couldn’t believe there was no way out of this mess. And was determined to find my way through and get this sorted. So I spent hours at the library reading medical books (this was before the internet) trying to find out what had happened.
The more I read the more I realised my body had been slipping out of balance for a least two years before. I was dehydrated, my endocrine system was totally out of sync. But this time my stubborn determined way, was working for me, rather than against me. I needed to get back into balance and I needed to change the way I was running my life. Change the foods I was eating, and my attitude needed to change. I needed to nurture me!
I started looking for alternatives as the medication I was taking was not going to be a long term solution, unless I wanted to get sicker. This all lead me to homoeopathy, I started taking homeopathic remedies to ease myself through the pain as i reduced the steroids.
Needless to say the doctors thought I was a “blonde bimbo” who didn’t know what she was talking about. Their response was you have Arthritis you must learn to live with it, and discounted my research. But I trusted my own gut and carried on reducing the steroids very, very slowly, which was painful to start.
Pushing through the pain as I continued to reduce the drugs and increase the homoeopathy eventually the pain lessened.
I Did not tell any of the doctors what I was doing, I didn’t need or want to hear them tell me I was wasting my time. My body was telling me I was right! And until I had proven that, there really was no point in having a confrontation with them. When I had significantly reduced the drugs, to almost none. Yet another appointment with the specialist, So I finally told him I was taking only a tiny amount of the steroids, and explained What I had been doing. His answer was Arthritis can go in waves it can dip in and out; you can have good periods and then bad, mark my words it will be back. Done!! That was it !! I never went to see him again.
It all took about eighteen months but slowly and surely through that time I noticed at first subtle changes, but enough to know I was improving, I continued with the changes and decided to train as a homoeopath and I have now been Arthritis free for 40 years, but I do listen to my body now. I know if I get carried away and start to neglect myself it will send me a message, on the whole we work well together.
That time in my life taught me a lot and took my life in a totally different direction.
Now I see what a blessing it was! If I can do it then so can we all. That is my role in life to show people there is a different way to restore your health. I’m not saying it’s easy but if you really want to be free of pain and illness. There is always a way because basically your body is just out of balance. Your body wants to return to its natural state of harmony. It doesn’t matter what label you are given, your body wants to be healthy that is its natural state.
If you are struggling with Illness, pain or discomfort. I hope my story resonates with you, so you too can make the changes, and restore your own body back to health. Nothing is impossible the word itself says Im – possible!