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living with PANDAS, not the furry ones…

How did we get to homeopathy? April 8, 2015

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So, I know this blog has been dormant for almost 3 years.  Things were just too depressing to keep posting.  I am not a downer by nature.  Through all of this, I have learned that I am a pessimist, though.  It seemed that things just kept going down and down.  How far could they go?  Well, they kept plunging until about 2 weeks ago.  After a rage where I was literally unable to get to my feet I realized that our family will not survive if I don’t start taking care of myself.  And so I did.  I know you read this everywhere, take care of yourself first.  But how is that possible when you are literally in the trenches for over 6 years and over 22 hours/day straight?  We always just thought that because this came on so suddenly that it would go away eventually and completely.  Well, that’s not going to happen.  And now we are a family of 5.  We have been operating as if we are a family of 1 and that person is our PANDAS child.  After having an infant, I can see that we can’t subject him to this long term; he will not thrive.  How could I have let this happen to our other child for all but 18 months of her life?  I’m distraught about it, but must move forward with this new knowledge.  The baby is a blessing to all of us in so many ways.

Enter homeopathy.  We started with this about 4 years ago because our insurance company required it.  That might have been one of the luckiest days of our life.  We saw miracle improvements in our PANDAS daughter on homeopathy.  But at that time I still really didn’t understand it.  Fast forward to summer of 2014 and I really started to get it.  There are mamas out there who are making huge strides with their PANDAS, etc children with homeopathy alone.  Since we had literally seen miracles with our child on homeopathy I really took interest in this.  Their were some mamas who were becoming homeopaths themselves and I got an ah-ha moment from this.  Who has more interest in your child than yourself?  I really wanted to become an ND but that is a 5 year full time commitment.  Not possible in this household.  Our PANDAS child is the work of 3 children on her own.  And I realized that I truly was interested and felt drawn to homeopathy.  I found a school where you can do most of the work online at your own pace and signed up.

That is also when I realized that at our clinic the majority of the families have a set of similar symptoms.  Of course they are all different, but they still have a similar thread.  So, since I was working to help my daughter I thought there was a chance I could help other families. And thus, I have been working with other families for a few months and I have been able to help them.  Some are even worse off than us.   Seeing everyone else persevere through their own situations has given more strength to just deal with my own life.  I have been able to solve many problems that are common to PANDAS/Lyme/Autistic families and I would love to help others.

I can meet with you in person if you are local or Skype with you if you aren’t. 

If you aren’t ready for homeopathy yet don’t worry.  You can follow along this blog and possibly learn some things that can help you make a decision if this is a route you want to go.  When people ask me what homeopathy is, I respond with “If you are lucky enough to not know what it is, then good for you!!!!”

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Homeopathic successes!! April 2, 2015

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I’ve been treating families that are dealing with PANDAS, Lyme, Autism and autoimmune diseases.  I considered most of these cases to be quite difficult but we are seeing great results!  I’m so happy for these families.

At this point my current approach is to go after the main symptom/issue that the child has and attempt to improve upon it.  Thus far, I have been successful with everyone!  For this reason, I want to open my practice a bit further.  If you are local, I’m happy to meet with you in person (I live in Seattle).  If you are remote, we can do sessions over Skype and I can mail your remedies to you.  I think that it is super important to note the order in which I suggest treating family members.  The child with PANDAS has had it for some length of time.  I truly believe the child will not heal all the way until all family members have calmed down.  Calming down looks different in every family but perhaps “burnt out” could be a way to describe parents and other siblings.  The order in which you want to treat is up to you, but the most burnt out member of the family should be treated in conjunction with your child or at the very least they should be the second one to be treated.  Our family has been dealing with this for 6 1/2 years and I feel that we won’t progress much more if we don’t address me urgently.

These success stories have really taken me to a new level in my passion and belief in homeopathy!  Some of the issues that have been solved or improved are eczema, constipation, fear of death, sleeping problems, self hatred and some gastro issues.  If you are familiar with PANDAS these symptoms are likely a part of your everyday life.  If you are not familiar with PANDAS these issues sound crazy.  If I were in your shoes I would just feel lucky that these issues sound extreme!!

Homeopathy is such an easy process for the body.  I wish I would have known more about it in the beginning because I think we could have reduced the intensity of our flares while at the same time working on curing our children.

I look forward to working with you.  Please email info@kathleenthornton.com with questions or to set up an appointment.

The other item we have added into our regimen is Essential Oils.  I have used EOs for years just for an uplifting scent or a relaxing lavender bath.  I have now learned a ton about pure EOs and all the ways they can be used in health and healing.  I will write another post about EOs in the future but feel free to ask me any questions you might have.