About 30 years ago, when I was a nurse in elderly-care, I used to be devastated by the amount of medication my patients were taking every single day. Every pill had side effects that were treated by another pill, and part of my job was sorting these pills out in little boxes, divided in time-sections over the day. This made it a little easier for these old people to not get confused and being at risk of taking too much, too little, or at the wrong time. These little boxes filled with pills in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes looked like little candy-boxes. I was wondering if this was a proper way to get old.
At the same time, my son got lots of antibiotics because of recurrent ear-infections. After his first vaccination he was ill a lot of the time. At that time I didn’t make the connection between the vaccination and his complaints. I did worry about all these antibiotics though. I thought: ‘This can’t be the way nature intended us to live; there must be another, healthier, more natural way to heal.’
Both my private and work circumstances forced me to look for other ways of healing. I took my son to a homeopath and was struck by the effects of this little sugar pill!!! My son never had to take any antibiotics again and besides that, he seemed to be so balanced and happy!
Besides my job as a nurse, I started to study several methods of natural healing like Reiki, Bach Flower remedies, Scenartherapy, and Shamanic healing. In fact, these were all surrogates for studying homeopathy. I always thought I wouldn’t be able to follow through such a long and intensive study. However, at the age of 47 I decided to start studying homeopathy anyway, for I didn’t want to regret not doing it when I would be at the end of my life.
It’s the best thing I ever did. I graduated in June 2014 and my practice is thriving. Being a homeopath is like finally having found my destination. I treat lots of people including my grandson who is a very healthy 3yr old boy now. He never needed antibiotics or any other harmful medication, for homeopathy has been able to help him through any kind of health issue he had to deal with in his yet short life.
The rest of my life, however long that will be, will be filled with practicing homeopathy and helping people to become the best they can be, even though the number of patients will decrease a little as I get older.
Saskia wrote for the Mid-Winter Issue 2016 on How I built my homeopathic practice in six months using facebook marketing