Nothing is sweeter than seeing a client respond well to holistic treatment. The client I am referring to came to my clinic about three weeks ago. He had been diagnosed by his medical doctor with an illness known as Sweet Syndrome http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sweets-syndrome/DS00752/DSECTION=causes
If you check out this link, you will see that this has nothing to do with sweetness. This disease turns its sufferers into modern-day Jobs. You remember Job in the Bible? He was covered head to foot with boils and skin abrasions. Such was the case of my client.
He had been suffering with these skin lesions for two and a half years. He had been seeking traditional medical treatment, with no progress, no healing. The May Clinic states that this disease is idiopathic which means that no one knows what causes it. If there is no determined cause, then it is very hard to treat with pharmaceuticals.
Such was the state of affairs when Mr. P came to see me. After taking a case history, we embarked upon a treatment with homeopathic remedies and herbs. After one week, Mr. P called me, stating that the lesions on his skin were more numerous and it appeared that he was getting worse. What he did not know, (and maybe you need to know too) is that when the body starts to heal, the natural healing process is to push out the offending germ/bacteria/virus/microbe/parasite through the natural elimination pathways of the body. Because we don’t know what the cause of Sweet Syndrome is, one of the best ways to bring him to healing was to encourage the body to eliminate whatever was the origin The skin is the body’s largest eliminative organ, so seeing the lesions become worse in a very short time gave hope that the body was clearing itself.
Mr. P came back into the clinic, and we made up a topical preparation with almond oil and about four different herbal extracts to put on the lesions. After about two weeks had passed, we called him this week to check on his progress. He said that he had been to his medical doctor, and his doctor was amazed at his recovery. In fact, his doctor wants to know what we did to effect this improvement.
Yesterday, Mr. P came into the clinic. He rolled up his pants leg, and I was amazed at the transformation. Three weeks ago, his body was covered with very sore, painful running tiny blisters. Today, the sores are all scabbed over, and are fifty percent smaller. There is no blistering, very little pain, and no inflammation. Mr. P’s testimony is that he is very much better than he has been in the previous two plus years, and he wants to continue working with other health issues in a holistic manner.
As a Naturopath, I see stories like this all the time. People come into the clinic regularly, very frustrated and disappointed with their medical outcomes. Often, like Mr. P, they have been under allopathic medical treatment for many years, and are not getting any better. They have been told that nothing can be done, and that they will have their conditions the rest of their lives. This is just not true.
Life should be sweet. If you are not enjoying health and a sweet life, I encourage you to research holistic therapies. There is a path to healing as long as there is breath in the body.
Until next time,