Homeopathy Success Stories
Jane has worked with many patients on a wide variety of health concerns. To read some of the success stories where homeopathic treatment helped patients to alleviate issues and restore feelings of health and vitality, please click on the issue below.
I just want to pass on my observations since bringing Florence to see you for her reflux & odd behaviour . – I just want to pass on my observations since bringing Florence to see you for her reflux & odd behaviour
Florence has done a couple of vomits but of much smaller amounts and not as pungent. A friend commented yesterday how well she looked in the face and skin. Most noticeable to me was yesterday she seemed to take a giant step towards her old self. I had been happy to see the distressed behaviour disappear but she has now gone one step further and reverted to her original self of being very engaging and entertaining. It was quite amazing to watch her as I thought “This is the real Flop!”
It is like her brain has re- engaged. Overnight, she has lost her ‘drunken sailor’ walk and has become much steadier on her feet. I was beginning to wonder about that ( I had forgotten to mention it to you ), as she has been walking for about three months ( started about the same time she had the vaccination ) but was taking much longer than the others to walk without falling over.
I assume these are all the positive signs that indicate the homeopathy is being successful. I am quite astounded.
I gave your name to a couple of friends this morning, singing your praises.
I came to Homeopathy because I was getting extremely red cheeks & I had a growth on my face as well as red marks which were due to sun damage. I had been treating the red on my face with something from the doctors for years but it was irritating my skin and making it even redder.
The ointment would make the growth go after a few weeks & then it would always start to grow back again. The GP watched the growth get bigger & assured me that it was nothing to worry about. I eventually asked to see a consultant skin specialist. When I went to hospital to see the specialist she told me that the only thing they could do to help me was to give me an even stronger cream for my skin.
However because it was stronger, it would irritate my skin more & make me even redder and my skin more irritated & itchy. Regarding the growth on my cheek she said I needed to learn to live with it & love it. I was very upset by that because I didn’t love it at all. People used to pint out to me that I had something on my face thinking that I could clear it off. I was extremely aware of it right in the middle of my cheek. I asked the consultant whether Homeopathy may help it & she said that it wouldn’t, that there was no proof that Homeopathy could help at all.
I was short of money & didn’t follow up my idea of Homeopathy for a few months. But finally I could stand it no longer & thought it was worth a try. I had tried Homeopathy once before & it had not agreed with me very well. However this time I am delighted to say it has been a huge success & I am absolutely delighted with the result. It took a few months and a few visits to a delightful Homeopath and now I have no growth on my cheek at all!
My cheek started to improve immediately. The growth got a bit smaller & it was so exciting!! My skin was noticeably softer and bit by bit the red lessened and finally the last piece of growth fell off. I was amazed & absolutely delighted. If it starts to come back again at all, then I shall go straight back for more of the same treatment. I wish this could be on the NHS (UK) so that we could all have access to such marvellous treatment.
-A, Cook, February 2007
We have two children Zachary aged three and Rosie aged eighteen months and they have multiple food and chemical allergies. Until recently Zachary carried an epi-pen.
When Zachary was born he failed to grow on breastmilk and suffered from constant vomiting, we looked to the NHS for help and in our hearts we suspected an intolerance to Lactose (even Human lactose). Unfortunately the NHS (UK) did not share our view and carried out many tests on Zachary, some of them intrusive, until we insisted that a non-dairy formula be prescribed (neocate).
Once on this formula Zachary thrived and grew normally but continued to experience allergic reactions to all of the foods we introduced during the weaning process, the only food he could tolerate was Organic Rice.
During our second pregnancy ( Baby Rosie) Ashley attended a session on Homeopathy run by Jane Lindsay, this was a revelation to us. For a long time we had no faith in the NHS and ‘conventional’ medicine as it relied on pumping the body full of chemicals, when you have a child with multiple food allergies this made no sense to us.
What drew us to Homeopathy was the principle that by providing the body with a gentle nudge in the right direction the body could heal itself and thus become stronger in the process. This was ideal as we have also chosen to not immunise our children as it seems crazy to give a young child a disease at such an early age, actually weakening their immune system
Before Homeopathy a typical reaction for Zachary would last a period of three to four hours of screaming followed by four weeks of problems like stomach cramps and constipation. Since we now use homeopathy a typical reaction can be over within one hour, if we spot the symptons early and give Zachary the appropriate remedy.
Zachary has accepted Homeopathy to the extent that he can tell us which remedy he needs when he does not feel good.
Since we started using homeopathy Zachary’s list of safe foods has increased ten-fold and now has a complete and balanced diet, he is a really healthy strong boy full of energy and life. Zachary would not be here without the use of Homeopathy.
Jane has been wonderful in giving us the tools to look after our family’s health as well as providing ongoing help and support, we even called her from the USA whilst on holiday. We count Jane as one of our friends. Our whole family has benefited from Homeopathy. Ashley has overcome infertility and we are pregnant with our third child. Rosie has overcome some potential menstrual problems that she would have experienced later in life. Stephen has overcome emotional issues relating to some major life changes.
I cannot imagine a life without homeopathy, it works. My family is strong, healthy and happy and I recommend Homeopathy to everyone.
-S. Hyland, 2003
Jane has been a great help to me throughout the many phases of my pregnancy. I was having a mixed bag of symptoms and Jane helped me to sort through and address each one in turn. In the first trimester we tried some remedies for nausea but I was also having headaches and feeling very fatigued so Jane prescribed a constitutional remedy and in just a few days the headaches disappeared and I started to feel more balanced and able to cope with the day to day tasks again.
Later in the pregnancy I had some anxiety and fear surface around having my second baby and the hospital interfering with my desire for a natural birth. I was experiencing strong emotions that I thought I had dealt with but it got to the point where I felt I needed help to sort through them and Jane prescribed a series of 3 remedies, each with a specific purpose and I was truly amazed at the transformation that took place over the few weeks I was taking the remedies. I actually felt myself open up emotionally and face each of my fears – it is hard to put into words but it felt almost spiritual.
I’m now in the last few weeks of my pregnancy and feeling very positive and calm about the birth. I most recently saw Jane a week ago about a mysterious skin irritation that presented with some other symptoms all indicating that my body was trying to detoxify a type of metal that I had been exposed to. The skin inflammation was burning and very painful so I was quite desperate when I saw Jane. She prescribed another remedy and later that night it had started it’s magic. I woke the next morning to find the burning completely gone and the itching and redness cleared up over the next few days. Since discovering homeopathy I have been so amazed by it’s power I’ve been telling all my friends and family ‘you have to go and see Jane’.
Jane came with the recommendation of one of my own clients. I was two weeks post partum with my second child and had my fourth stint of mastitis. I knew that the mastitis I was experiencing was not due to feeding or attachment issues. I was able to drain each mastitis within 10 hours or so, but the reoccurrence of pain and a high temperature drained me considerably.
I knew that my mastitis was a signal of my body trying to tell me something. Hence I wasn’t looking for a remedy to treat the mastitis, but I was looking for someone who was able and willing work with the underlying emotional patterns that I suspected to be at the root of the problem.
During our first phone conversation Jane reassured me that classical homeopathy was able to work with the underlying patterns of my mastitis as well as give symptomatic relieve if needed. Throughout our first consultation Jane listened carefully to my story and emotions. She was able to succinctly extract what was important and gave me the first remedy. Within days of taking the remedy my emotional beliefs and patterns began to shift considerably. I was able to recognize and let go of many issues. I am left with a much clearer view of how I want to be as a mother and feel much more relaxed about nurturing myself and my children. With the emotional shift which included letting go of self blame and guilt my reoccurring mastitis stopped immediately.
I am convinced of the efficacy of classical homeopathy – having experienced it myself. However it also relies on good listening skills to pick up the important nuances of a person. My experience with Jane is that she is a very good listener, has a warm, friendly nature about herself and certainly was able to respond with the right remedies each time I came.
Huge Success Rate for Homeopathy, New Study Published in October 2005 (UK)
The largest ever NHS (UK) Homeopathic Hospital study shows significant improvements in 70% of patients treated with homeopathy over a 6 year study period.
Over 6,500 consecutive patients took part in the study, published in the latest issue of the international, peer-reviewed Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
A wide range of chronic diseases were treated successfully, including eczema, asthma, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal problems, arthritis, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The most marked improvements were seen in children – 89% of under 16s with asthma reported improvement and 75% felt ‘better’ or ‘much better’, as did 68% of eczema patients under 16.
The study, which is the largest consecutive homeopathic clinical series ever reported with 6 years’ of data, echoes findings from Tunbridge Wells Homeopathic Hospital in 2000, where 74% of 1,372 patients reported a positive result from homeopathic treatment, and similarly at Liverpool Department of Homeopathic Medicine in 2001, where 76% of 1,100 patients reported an improvement of their condition.
All the patients were referred by their GP or hospital specialist – most had tried conventional treatment first without success. Commenting on the study, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Dr Kim Jobst said: “These are response rates with which any orthodox NHS medical health provider or pharmaceutical company would be justly pleased.”
Reference: Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease: A 6-Year, University-Hospital Outpatient Observational Study. Dr D S Spence, Dr E A Thompson and S J Barron. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 2005; 11(5): 793-398 www.liebertpub.com/acm
Keep taking the arsenic, By Elizabeth Grice Published in the Daily Telegraph November 2005 (UK)
More than 70 per cent of Dr Spence’s patients reported an improvement in their health. Sales of over-the-counter homoeopathic remedies reached £32 million last year .Results of a six-year study have proved a boost for homoeopathic remedies. Elizabeth Grice reports:
As benign-looking as any poisoner in a crime thriller, Dr David Spence is administering arsenic to two unsuspecting females. He is a silvery-haired gentleman with a soft, listening manner and eyes as bright as quartz. They love his attentiveness, and, though they don’t have any idea what is in the little packets of white powder that he prescribes for them every few months, they love his medicine even more.
Angela Evans and Deborah Williams both suffer from complaints that years of conventional medicine failed to ameliorate or cure. As a last resort, they were referred by their frustrated GPs to the twinkling Dr Spence, a homoeopath working within the NHS.
“We get everyone else’s failures,” he says mischievously. “I deal with patients who have been thrown on the medical scrap heap. You could say that’s not a very promising case load.”
Evans, 54, had been prostrated by severe migraines two or three times a week since the age of 16. For hours, she would have to lie in a darkened room. Her social life drained away because it was impossible to know with any certainty whether she would be able to go out.
“My life was on hold,” she says. “I’d reached the point of desperation.” Williams, 35, had endured such an extreme form of pre-menstrual tension (PMT) that for two weeks of every month, she was so irrational, so depressed and so full of rage that it was becoming a strain on her marriage.
As it happens, the homoeopathic remedy for both was varying doses of the well-known poison, Arsenicum album, or white arsenic.”It is a big medicine,” says Spence, with satisfaction. “It has a very well-documented toxicology. It affects most systems of the body.” Homoeopathic physicians have been prescribing it for more than two centuries in Europe and America – for a whole raft of problems, from asthma to anxiety – apparently without a single case of poisoning.
Neither Evans nor Williams knew what was in their remedy, and they were so grateful to be better that they didn’t bother to ask. In the search for a cure for her migraines, Evans had had a brain scan and taken every form of conventional medicine. Many had unpleasant side-effects; none, the desired effect. “You reach the point, to be honest, where you’ll have a go at anything because you are so desperate,” she says. Since taking homoeopathic remedies, she has resumed a normal life – having only one migraine attack in the last six months. “And I am a calmer person generally for whatever it is I’ve been taking.”
Williams, too, is a changed person. Her rages and depressions have vanished, she can do her job as a flight attendant without biting the heads off colleagues and her long-suffering husband, Dean, who tended to get the brunt of her irrational outbursts, says: “It is like the sunshine after the storm. A really dark cloud has lifted.”Both women were part of a six-year study at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, where Spence – once as sceptical about the value of homoeopathy as many mainstream doctors – is clinical director and consultant physician.
The results have been a colossal boost, not just to homoeopathy as a therapeutic system, but to Spence personally, because he is nearing retirement. They show that more than 70 per cent of his 6,500 patients with chronic diseases reported an improvement in their health after treatment.
With children, the results were even better – 89 per cent of under 16s with asthma improved, as did 68 per cent of young eczema patients. “As you would expect, children have much cleaner and more responsive systems,” he explains. “They are capable of quicker recovery and repair.”
The other reason the survey is causing him such delight is that it contradicts a scathing report published in The Lancet recently by Professor Matthias Egger, among others. The Anglo-Swiss review of 110 trials dismissed homoeopathy as no better than taking dummy drugs and concluded that “specific effects of homoeopathic remedies seem implausible”.
This has led to a medical ding-dong in the long-running debate about the value of Homeopathy , with Egger (known in the profession as Eggy) accusing Spence and his colleagues of failing to use a “control group” for comparison and Spence retorting that his huge observational study – the largest of its kind ever published – involving 23,000 consultations with no exclusions and no bias, is a pure measure of achievement. “It’s what I call ‘real world’ analysis,” he told me. “It’s what happens.”
Spence berates Egger and his colleagues for “rehashing old statistics” and producing a data-deficient report, while Egger rather insultingly suggests that homoeopathic patients, asked by their friendly practitioner if they feel better, “will come up with the answer the doctor wants to hear”. The placebo effect, he argues, accounts for most clinical improvement.
Try telling this to Angela Evans or Deborah Williams, whose homoeopathic relief from their worsening illnesses has been so real, and so lasting, as to be life-changing. Joan Dainton, 76, another of Spence’s grateful patients, has had her chronic psoriasis eased by his prescription for potassium salts after all conventional medication failed.
“There isn’t a cure,” she says, “but it is wonderful to be so much better. It flares up if I get upset or stressed, but I just come back for a new powder. It gives you hope when you come to a place like this after not getting anywhere for so long.”
In homoeopathy, illnesses are treated using highly diluted forms of herbs and minerals, known as microdoses, that in higher quantities could provoke the very symptoms that are being addressed. The therapy is based on the principle of “like cures like”, an idea first expounded by Hippocrates, the so-called father of medicine in 450 BC, but not rationalised into a clinical system until the late 18th century, by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann.
A homoeopath assesses the whole person – a patient’s medical history, symptoms and even personality traits – and then creates custom-made tinctures, pills or powders from hundreds of wondrously-named plants such as bryony, calendula, feverfew, flaxseed, gentian root and ginkgo biloba. Last year (1994), there were 44,887 new or follow-up appointments at Britain’s five homoeopathic hospitals, in Bristol, London, Glasgow, Tunbridge Wells and Liverpool. And sales of over-the-counter homoeopathic remedies reached a record £32 million last year.
Though he feels his discipline is vindicated by his new report, Spence makes no extravagant claims. Homoeopathy is neither a panacea for all conditions, he says, nor appropriate for all illnesses – 30 per cent of his patients get no benefit at all. It has an excellent track record for eczema, asthma, bowel problems, hormone imbalance, arthritis, depression and in cancer therapy, for instance, but is no good for thyroid disorders or diabetes, and hypertension is best treated conventionally.
“My patients don’t always like it when I refer them to a GP,” he says. ” They say, ‘You, of all people.’ But there are things that must be treated by ordinary medicin
“I am only a simple physician. I am here to help patients get better. There is still a body of resistance within the medical profession to homoeopathy because the exact mechanism of action of homoeopathic medicines is not yet fully understood. But people can make of it what they like. At the end of the day, if the patient is better that is all that counts.”
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