Homeobotanical therapy, and its dynamic herbal energy, are relative newcomers to the world of herbal medicine and vibrational energy healing.
They were introduced about forty years ago in New Zealand by Dr. Brian Murray and his team. Dr. Murray wanted to make herbal formulas accessible to all his patients. These remedies are reasonably priced and safe for everyone including infants, the elderly, sensitive individuals and animals.
Homeobotanical remedies are combination formulas made up of several herbs. They cover a range of common health concerns.
Mother tinctures are labeled A-Z plus other names. There are one or two primary herbs, and several supporting herbs in each blend.
Forty-two pleasant tasting, easy to use herbal formulas make up this system of remedies. These yellow or brown formulas have a distinct flavor and scent.
The herbs are specific to organs or systems of the body. They cover the gamut of health conditions from asthma to nervous system support to insomnia.
Homeobotanicals are unique in that they are liquid botanical extracts that are potentized like homeopathics. Once diluted in a base, they are pounded, or potentized, to activate the dynamic herbal energy.
Homeobotanicals access both homeopathic and herbal actions of the remedy.
All remedies are the same exact potency and can be blended freely based on client needs. Dr. Murray found that when these preparations were diluted to 1.5x, their therapeutic action increased dramatically over higher or lower dilutions.
The mother tincture is sometimes used undiluted to make creams or washes.
Homeobotanicals work in four ways.
Traditional use of homeobotanical remedies is three drops three times a day. In acute situations such as when you have a cold, the remedy would be taken more often throughout the day until symptoms abate. Some individuals or situations call for smaller doses, others more.
When supporting a person with a chronic health condition, remedies may be taken for many months. A one ounce bottle will last up to one month.
Depending upon your response to the remedy, you may notice a change in how you feel within or short time or it may take longer. Hbs are often used in conjunction with supplements and nutritional support. They are safe for people of all ages and have very few contraindications. Still, it would be wise to consult your health professional before using the remedies, especially if you are taking medications.
Remedies are available to individuals through certified Homeobotanical practitioners.
Homeobotanical therapy was designed as a core therapy. It blends very well with other modalities.
Hb herbal energy initiates the entire healing response. The body is then more likely to respond positively to other modalities as well.
One of the basic tenants of homeobotanical therapy is "There is no one way to health."
Hb therapy usually begins with case-taking to help clients determine which formulas would best support them. The practitioner blends and potentizes this individualized formula and provide instructions for traditional use.
Here's an example of how this might work:
If a client wants support for asthma, Remedy A would be indicated. If the asthma is aggravated by allergies, Remedy U would be added. When an asthma attack is aggravated by persistent coughing, Remedy X is included. So this person's remedy would be AUX. If emotional support is needed (and it usually is), a bit of Remedy E is blended in. An appropriate flower essence might be chosen as well.
The remedy starts the healing response and can be quite effective in and of itself. But clients are usually offered more support than that. For example, clients may be provided with resources for nutritional support, allergen reduction, exercise and stress relief.
Some homeopaths trained in homeobotanical therapy initiate drainage and the healing response using Hb remedies and their dynamic herbal energy before treating their patients with homeopathic cures.
The big question with all forms of treatment, medical and alternative is, "Do they really work or is it just the placebo effect?"
Perhaps a bigger question when it comes to vibrational remedies is whether a remedy can actually affect the field and is there really such a thing as 'herbal energy'?
Current research and quantum physics is showing that everything is energy. So not only is it possible, but there's a strong possibility that energy healing is the healing of the future.
Many people report positive results from working with the remedies. Herbal remedies have been bringing healing relief to people for thousands of years.
In a study of 50 clinical cases submitted by six different clinicians, homeobotanical therapy was shown to be effective in 75% of those cases.
From my own experiences, I know they have an effect. Here's a personal story as an illustration.
While working on my Hb certification, my teenage son developed one of his persistent allergy induced coughs. Wanting to help him find relief, I researched the remedies and made a blend. Within minutes of administering the first few drops, he started coughing up a storm. It was worse than ever. What did I do? So back to the manual I went.
There it was. I had blended together two very effective formulas for coughing. The problem was, when mixed together they often create such a strong response that coughs worsens. So I mixed another remedy. His coughing lessened dramatically.
There were no other interventions used. My son had no clue what I was giving him other than saying, "Here, take this." I wasn't even sure I believed the remedies worked and was still skeptical.
Neither one of us knew about the intensified coughing response. And he didn't know I changed remedies. So this left no other conclusion than the fact that when properly diluted and chosen, the remedies can be very effective indeed.
For more information about working with homeobotanical remedies contact Val.