The names have been changed for confidentiality reasons. Paul, 21 came to see me for eczema and asthma. Like many eczema cases it was worse in the winter and better in the sun. Paul had it on his elbows, backs of legs and on his face. It had got worse over the last 4 years. He had asthma since he was aged 8. He told me that he wakes up in the night and is wheezy. He said when he feels happy he is good but he also gets depressed especially over his skin. He told me that this made him feel like he was two different people. He blocks things out and tries not to think about things. If his skin is bad he won’t go out and worries about what people think about him and feels that people are looking at his skin. He told me he had a girlfriend for the last 3 years but she wanted to dump him unless he stops smoking cannabis. He also said he hated his job and never got up for it and was always late.
When I took this case there was a lot going on, suppression of skin conditions and also the asthma. Both the skin and lungs are linked and that is why we see so many cases of suppressed skin conditions leading to asthma. His girlfriend was asking him to stop smoking and he was not enjoying his work, not to mention that when his skin flared up he didn’t want to go out or be seen.
I prescribed a solution to be taken daily (Silica) and asked Paul to come back to see me in 6 weeks time when we would assess the remedy action and make any changes necessary. He duly came back and reported that his skin had improved and remarkably that he had stopped smoking. He told me that he started to see improvements after two weeks. He told me he felt much more confident and also informed me that he had split up with his girlfriend which he was okay. He said his life was much better and he was entering a new chapter of his life. He was still unsure what he wanted to do job wise but had found a new job working with his friend’s Dad who had his own business. The job involved meeting new people and this did not worry him. He was enjoying it and was getting up for work and arriving on time.
Paul said “I hadn’t realized how the remedy could help me with so many other things, so I would give it a 9 out of 10”.
Many people don’t really understand that homeopathy treats people holistically and doesn’t just address one symptom. In this case because Paul’s confidence returned he was able to make changes to his life and move forward. The change in this young man was quite remarkable from the first time I met him.