Excerpted from a presentation at "Renaissance in Health '92: The Next
Generation", 35th Annual Naturopathic Physicians Convention, May 16, 1992 in
Three Cases of Life Transformations Through Homeopathy
The following cases are vignettes of three patients whose lives changed
dramatically after homeopathic treatment. We included fewer details about
each case than usual, but focused more on the most deeply limiting problem of
each individual, and on his or her subsequent life transormation.
Whatoriginally drew us to naturopathy and homeopathy was our hope of
facilitating and witnessing such transformations as these .
Case 1. Cerebral Palsy and Spastic Quadriplegia in a Microencephalic, Blind,
Elizabeth's foster mother first brought her in to us when she was two
years and four months old and had been in the foster home for three months.
During the entire interview, the child lay on the floor on her back, with her
arms moving spastically (3).
Elizabeth's mother was a cocaine and alcohol abuser. Both parents were
Hispanic. Elizabeth was removed from her parents' home at the age of one year
due to domestic violence. Her mother "hit the streets" four months later and
had not been heard from since. Elizabeth had a normal younger sister, who was
also in foster care. Their mother took drugs throughout both pregnancies.
Elizabeth was fed only 2% milk until three months before we saw her,
after she arrived at her current foster home. Before that time, she was in
another foster home with a foster mother who hated her, but kept her for the
money. While there, she was malnourished and weighed only 19 pounds. During
the past three months prior to her first visit to us, she had gained three
According to the new foster mother's account, Elizabeth was "in her
own world". She would plug her ears with her fingers (3) and roll her head
from side to side (3) . She was extremely averse to being touched or moved (3)
. She was terrified of water (3) and screamed when she was bathed (3). She
was also terrified of having her diaper changed (3). Elizabeth loved music (2)
and noise (2) . She would stop crying when her foster mother sang to her.
Elizabeth did not walk, crawl, or sit (all 3's). She was reportedly deaf
and blind, but the foster mother wasn't sure this was true. She hummed and sang
to herself all the time (3). She licked and touched everything (3). She
stiffened her body (2). She slammed her head against the mattress to fall
asleep (3) . She never stopped moving her arms (3) unless she was asleep. She
was still diagnosed as quadriplegic. Her hand motions were considered to be a
spastic phenomenon. Her eyeballs moved in different directions (2).
Case 2. Obsessive Jealousy.
Ed, age 50, presented with tremendous anguish (3) due to incessant and
irrational jealousy (3) over his wife. He had been married for 15 years. When
he met his wife, she told him that she had been engaged for two years
previously. Now, many years later, It tortured Ed to think that another man had
touched or kissed her (3) . No amount of reassurances on her part were enough.
He knew intellectually that she had never slept with her former fiance, yet
when she told him so, he accused her of lying to him. He threatened to divorce
her, though he loved her deeply. [He wept at times uncontrollably during the
interview.] Ed was very charming, intense, and heartfelt during the
interview, an extremely likeable person with a winning personality.