Creating Waves of Awareness
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As we now enter the Easter feast of chocolate in the UK. I wanted to share with you something of the role of chocolate in homeopathy. As part of the homeopathic consultation you might be asked “Are there any foods that you crave?”. Many clients will answer chocolate! To verify the usefulness of this as a strong characteristic symptom of the client I then check how much chocolate they actually eat. A bar a day, three bars a day, more? A square or two every evening? What would you consider to be a normal amount of chocolate to eat in a week?
If the client has a very strong craving for chocolate this could help in selecting the remedy for them. One hundred and twenty four homeopathic remedies (from a total of 3500) are listed in the desire for chocolate, nineteen remedies have an aversion to chocolate (this can certainly be a useful factor in choosing a remedy for a child) and forty seven remedies are listed as being worse for chocolate.
Homeopathic remedies are made from a wide range of plant, mineral and animal substances. Chocolate is produced form the beans of the cocoa tree, Theobroma cocoa, and was developed as a homeopathic remedy in 1993 in an extensive trial (proving). The themes of the remedy, themes in the life of someone needing the remedy Chocolate, include: family issues in connection with nourishing and raising children, dichotomy between our animal instincts and over civilized behaviour, irritability and indifference. One of the key principles upon which homeopathy is based, is that a remedy which produces symptoms in a healthy person, will treat those symptoms in a sick person. The introduction to the Society of Homeopaths Register (2007) states that ‘Homeopaths regard all the symptoms of a patient’s condition – mental, emotional and physical – as evidence of a unified effort to resolve an inner disturbance and return to a state of balance. Homeopaths select and prescribe remedies, which on evidence from a variety of sources, including previous testing on healthy people [no animal testing] and clinical experience, are known to produce similar symptom pictures to those of the patient. The prescribed similar remedies then stimulate and assist the patient’s own natural healing efforts.’ Mike Andrews Registered Homeopath