Just What is Homeopathic Medicine? Can it help with corona virus COVID-19?

Over the last 20 years, the holistic or alternative healing medicine modalities have grown in popularity in the USA, for their gentle workings, no or minimal side effects, non-pharmaceutical chemical ingredients, often well proven centuries of effectiveness and their similar principles of studying the person and their condition in totality; physical, emotional, mental.

You have maybe tried or heard about some of the alternative disciplines such as chiropractic, acupuncture, herbalism, reiki, homeopathy, naturopathic medicine or functional medicine, but do not actually know exactly what these practitioners do ‘with you’ or ‘for your complaint’. Where do practitioners study? Are they legal? How do they work? All great questions and well explained in my comprehensive book “Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide” (Skyhorse Publishing, 2015).

Today we will look at a fascinating healing art, which happens to be a wonderful self help toolbox for acute conditions and is a terrific player with epidemics, whether malaria, influenza, chicken pox, pneumonia and potentially a ‘home runner hitter’ with the novel COVID-19 corona virus sweeping the world currently. Let us look at the what, how and who questions with Homeopathic medicine.

CLASSICAL HOMEOPATHY

Classical homeopathy is a comprehensive branch of alternative medicine that has been in existence since the late 1700s. The founder, a German physician Samuel Hahnemann, brought to light two intrinsic principals, which are the cornerstones of this healing discipline. The first, known as “the Law of Similars,” states that something that can cause a disease can also cure it. The second is the “magic of the minimum dose,” which is the least amount of a substance to be used for curative purposes, but not to induce side effects.

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann was a German research scientist working on understanding why quinine, or Peruvian bark, was effective in curing malaria. The suspicion was that its highly bitter quality was the essential reason. Hahnemann was not convinced of that explanation. During his studies he elected to self-experiment and began taking quinine himself. Curiously enough, a couple of weeks into this process Hahnemann developed the symptoms of malaria, in winter !This struck him as odd, as he wondered why a substance that was curing an illness could also cause it.

Hahnemann stopped taking the quinine, and the symptoms cleared up. He recommenced it and the malaria symptoms returned. This sparked the scientist’s thinking. He turned to the converse thought process that if something can cause an illness to manifest, could it in turn, be curative to that symptom state? Thus classical homeopathic theory was born.

Hahnemann devoted the rest of his long, illustrious life to exploring hundreds of common substances and their curative capabilities. He hired dozens of associate physicians and scientists to do provings on multitudes of substances, ranging from traditionally used herbals like chamomile and leopard’s bane, to the more dangerous medical substances of arsenic and mercury. The cataloguing of these provings and studies done on hundreds of human beings is compiled in William Boericke’s Homeopathic Materia Medica. It’s a vast, brilliant piece of scientific work. Homeopaths still rely on this “bible” over two hundred years later.

Hahnemann was concerned about the dangerous side effects of taking too much of a substance, specifically arsenic and mercury, then used liberally for treating syphilis. This spurred him into experimenting with diluting amounts for curative work. Something sparked Dr. Hahnemann’s thinking to shake or “success” each progressive dilution as it was made. He would start by making a mother tincture of a substance, akin to an herbal tea, then dilute it one part to ten and shake that mixture. He then took one drop of that newly shaken potency, which he labeled as 1x and mixed that with another ten parts water in a new vial, shook that and labeled it 2x. One drop of the 2x was taken and diluted with ten parts water, shaken and became 3x. He continued this process of “potentization,” discovering that the more diluted, yet energetically “shaken,” potencies were faster acting and longer holding than the former one. So a 20x potency procured better results, eradicating symptoms more effectively than a 2x. This is the “minimum dose” principle of homeopathy. After the 30th dilution, no medicinal substance is found in the remedy, yet its effects are remarkably more effective than taking the original mother tincture—energy medicine at its finest.

Homeopathy spread like wildfire across Europe in the 1800s, becoming favored in the French and English courts. It made its way to America and across the Great Plains on wagon trains. Most households in the late 1800s relied on the homeopathic remedies Arnica, Lycopodium, and Rhus Tox for an assortment of ills. The world’s greatest homeopaths, James Tyler Kent and William Boericke, flourished along the East Coast at the turn of 1900. Dozens of homeopathic hospitals and colleges prospered in the era. In fact, the first medical society in the United States, known as the American Homeopathic Association (AHA), was founded in 1843, four years before the American Medical Association (AMA). The wealthy and famous, including the Rockefellers and Mark Twain, as well as the common man, found homeopathy to be gentle, effective, and reliable.

During the massive typhoid and influenza epidemics of the early 1900s, those who relied on homeopathic treatment fared dramatically better than those who turned to allopathic medicine. Homeopathic pharmacies abounded in all the major US cities well into the 1920s. Then, unexpectedly, things shifted with the advent of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a quest to eradicate the “snake oil” sideshow charlatans peddling nebulous elixirs at fairs and on sidewalks.

Laws were created regarding patenting, a wise step, and a man named Abraham Flexner was installed to investigate the numerous “quack doctors” and lay-physicians trained at the knee of their father-physican or in the wards of a civil war hospital. Homeopathy, unfortunately, became decimated in Flexner’s single-minded ambition to preserve only modern MDs. By the 1940s, homeopathy and natural medicine had essentially vanished from American life—pharmacies were boarded up and the schools’ and homeopathic hospitals’ licenses revoked. Only the Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia remained. Fortunately, FDA laws were passed regulating the manufacture of homeopathic remedies as standard over-the-counter aids, leaving them legally available. Still, with the advent of antibiotics and cortisone, both understandably so-called miracle drugs, the pharmaceutical industry had planted itself front and center in our society, shoving aside all other modalities. However, doctors in Europe, Asia, and South America continued to integrate homeopathy with Western medicine, enabling a more complementary practice of medicine to thrive in those continents.

Homeopathy embraces many ideals. Respecting the wisdom of the healing force within is one of homeopathy’s tenets. The body wants to heal, continually attempting to right itself when off-center, using primary methods of discharge to purge toxins and emotional impediments. The essence of homeopathy is to honor these attempts by providing the person with a remedy that actually mimics the constellation of symptomology, not counteracting the process already under way. Suppressing or counteracting symptomology, as allopathic (“opposite suffering”) medicine does (i.e., via decongestants or muscle relaxants), is oppositional to homeopathic doctrine. Instead, the simillimum remedy works by supporting and actually speeding up the healing process.

The two primary avenues of homeopathic application are acute and chronic care. Acute ills, such as sunburn, influenza, or bee stings, are self-limiting conditions and readily addressed with a remedy, often in a self-help vein. Chronic ills, like colitis, fibromyalgia, or asthma, are treated by a certified practitioner at a constitutional level.

The concept of a “constitutional type” is another essential facet of classical homeopathy. Each of us is recognized as being born with a particular given constitutional blueprint or type. Classical homeopaths are trained to identify one’s constitutional type by a set of qualities: body type, coloring, personality traits, and tendencies when ill. Genetic strengths and weaknesses in individual constitutional types are prone to manifestation of particular ills when run down or weakened. One’s natural characteristics and specific symptoms are all valued as illustrative measures, guiding a practitioner to the wondrously compatible substance from nature that most closely energetically resonates with each person and their innate life force. A Cimicifuga (black snake root) constitution will readily develop depression, migraines, joint pains, and stiffness. Meanwhile, a Silicea (flint) constitution shows easy tendencies to colds, ear infections, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, cysts, bowel irregularities, and often lack of self-confidence and social anxieties.

It’s critical for homeopaths to understand the person for who he or she is, as it’s the person, not the disease, that is being treated. Discovering who each individual is and what makes her/him tick, how each reacts to the world around her, what inspires him, what deflates her, is the agenda of the homeopath. Constitutional prescribing helps restore harmony and balance within the individual, whereby the body is then able to right itself, throwing off the symptoms and illness of its own accord.

Classical homeopathy is still practiced essentially the same as it has been for well over two hundred years. Homeopaths pay close attention to the details of symptoms and their fluctuations. Observation is essential, as well as the patient’s communication of their sensations and symptoms. The homeopath then matches the person and the remedy, thus coining the expression one knows so well with classical homeopathy that “like treats like.”

Allergy shots and vaccination principles have been borrowed from the homeopathy model of “like treats like.” A minute amount of a particular ingredient is introduced to stimulate the body’s own reactionary processes. However, homeopathic remedies are administered sublingually, bypassing the digestive tract, and are energy medicine as opposed to shots and vaccines, which are biochemical preparations that are injected directly into the bloodstream and contain many fillers and carrying agents, often creating side effects in sensitive systems.

Homeopathy requires two years of postgraduate training plus a premed background. Homeopaths are not considered primary healthcare providers unless they hold a license in another profession, such as MD, DO, DC, or LPN. Classical homeopaths can’t give exams, prescribe pharmaceuticals, or make a diagnosis. They will, however, make sure you receive the medical evaluation and care needed when indicated. Most have working relationships with allied health-care professionals, often in a shared office or clinic. The Council for Homeopathic Certification examines candidates for national certification annually. A good homeopath must be an excellent listener, open-minded, and a keen observer. A strong memory helps, too, as homeopaths need to be intimately familiar with hundreds of remedies to pass the national exam.

It’s a very tall order for a homeopath to pinpoint the one essential remedy out of over four thousand choices at the time of your first visit. Sometimes a few visits may be required before the perfect match is identified for chronic conditions, but then a whole new feeling of well-being is found.

Symptom alleviation can be rapid with an acute condition, often even when the remedy pellets are still dissolving under the tongue, as with an allergy spell. With chronic illness, regained wellness comes during a span of weeks and months as the body recalibrates.

Classical homeopathy experienced a resurgence in the United States in the late 1970s, when Dr. Bill Gray introduced Dr. George Vithoulkas, master homeopath from Greece, to the pioneering collective of doctors, nurses, veterinary doctors and laypeople who had held the remnants of this healing art in a protective clutch. Soon other great masters from South America and Europe came to train these followers. By the late 1990s, homeopathic schools were reborn and pharmacies on the rise. Today, commonly used potencies, such as 6c, 30c, and 200c (in which c dilutions indicate 1/100 parts), are available in most health food stores and even allopathic pharmacies, and large, high-tech machines make it possible to potentize remedies up to the 50,000 dilution!

Homeopathy has not been studied at the scientific level during the technological mastery of the last several decades. It has ambled along, mostly disregarded as old-fashioned and a bit fantastical. Because it does not fit the scientific standards of pharmacology and deductive reasoning, so much of our American medical system has tried to dismiss homeopathy as unproven and unscientific. It must be evaluated on a different spectrum, since its language and values are so divergent from allopathic medicine, being a system of empirical findings and data. Generations, however, testify to homeopathy’s capable workings. Animals and infants respond to it unequivocally. Germany, France, and India’s physicians are schooled in homeopathy.

Classical homeopathy offers highly valuable support in the treatment of viruses. Individual remedies may be prescribed to treat the various acute symptoms that plague the individual, whether joint pain, stomach irregularities, headaches, depression, fevers, or coughs. All such states are greatly aided by the fine workings of homeopathic remedies. 

Homeopathic remedies can be found in most health food stores, or ordered online from the world-renowned pharmacy Boiron. There are dozens of singular homeopathic remedies pertinent to clearing acute viral symptoms. Personally, bryonia, Eupatorium perf, aconite, and gelsemium saved my life! There are also wonderful “combination formulas” that contain 4–8 low-dose remedies in synergy to use at a purely physiological, or what homeopaths call “clinical symptom,” level to help with detoxification measures, hayfever, teething, insomnia, and much more. Health food stores have great sections for this purpose, where you find skinny blue, purple of white tubes with little white pellets inside and a latin title of the substance on the label.

Nuances and subtleties make all the difference in finding remedies that are a “direct” match for your case. Seeing a professional Classical Homeopath (CCH) or Naturopath (ND) who specializes in homeopathy is key for chronic illness like asthma, colitis, Lyme disease.

Many practitioners call themselves homeopaths. They are not properly certified. This is not a good situation. Homeopathy gets misused and misrepresented and is often ineffective in the hands of an only partially trained practitioner. You want a master, not a dabbler. This healing art requires vast training, a very astute mind, and someone with great perspective and finesse.

Practitioners can be found via the National Center for Homeopathy and the Council for Homeopathic Certification.

Symptom-Based Self-Help Remedies

 The rule of thumb is to try a remedy 2–3x per day for 3–4 days for an acute flu, ear infection, dental pain, corona virus. If there is no change for the better, then this remedy is not energetically compatible with your constitution or symptoms. Just stop it and try another with a similar symptom picture. There are no side effects with remedies; they either match and work or do nothing at all. But, we do not take remedies indefinitely, only when symptoms are present.

All homeopathics are labeled by their Latin name, so they can be found worldwide at pharmacies, versus their common name (e.g. wind flower or pasque flower for pulsatilla), which may vary by region. All remedies are to be taken with a “clean mouth,” meaning no food, drink, toothpaste, gum, etc. 15 minutes before or after a dose. Dissolve two pellets under the tongue, absorbed by the sublingual glands and bypassing the digestive tract. Some people note symptom alleviation in mere seconds under the tongue, others could require several doses for a change. Do not handle the pellets with your fingers, as they are sensitive to oils and fragrances and can become “negated.” Just pop them in your mouth. Some people dissolve the pellets in 2 inches of pure water and sip the solution over an hour or so. Thousands of books are available on this wondrous healing art that India, Germany, France, and England have relied upon for centuries.

See HomeopathicEducationalServices.org for a vast array of self-help books, DVDs, textbooks, materia medicas, and more.

Regarding the coronavirus surging around the world right now Covid-19. There are numerous remedies that seem to fit the symptom picture of this virus. We have the fever state, the bone and body pain state and the dry cough picture. Then it drops into pneumonia in that susceptible patients. Shortness of breath and often a heavy pressure on the chest is felt at this point.

I will be creating a online learning module to go over the specific remedy differentials for each of these phases of the virus and which ones can be administered in a self-help vein if you are quarantined at home and can order them online or have a friend pick them up at a health food store. I will make an announcement here on my blog as well on social media when this information is ready later in the week.

Homeopathy will certainly be an asset to the 80% of those afflicted with mild or moderate symptomology. However please do not dismiss the serious necessity of using Western medicine and emergency care if the lungs are involved and suspicious pneumonia is present. Also the elderly and the immune compromised need the support of certified homeopathic practitioner and or medical doctor. I do not want to give the impression that this virus is a mild or simple one and proper medical care is of course necessary under many circumstances. However, homeopathic medicine should be an ally and helping boost immune function and facilitate a quicker recovery and less complications.

Check out the national Center for homeopathic medicine as well as the council for homeopathic certification if you are looking for a practitioner. Feel free to also look at my website and some of my books which include homeopathic medicine information.

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

There is also a wonderful video on YouTube of me teaching homeopathic medicine self-help remedies for Lyme disease that was filmed at Omega Institute. It’s worth watching for a more in-depth explanation of the ceiling art and some examples of how you can use the remedies. It’s about 45 minutes of viewing. I’m wearing a bright pink dress in it. If you can’t find it on YouTube go to the website http://www.eOmega.org I am plug my name in the search window and it should pop up with a couple of other videos of me from Omega Institute.

With love and light and protection for all of us as coronavirus moves across the world. However, I do believe that it is a wake up call for all of us to start slowing down the rapid pace we have been living at and look at the ramifications of the over industrialized modern society we have created and thrown our relationship to nature out of balance. Another blog to come on that topic soon !!  

Blessings

Katina

Quarantines: our internal slow down vs the external

REFRAMING QUARANTINES:

As our society tumbles around in the fear quotient that the media is ramping up around the fast spread of the contagious COVID-19 a virus, I will be bringing us a series of helpful Healing messages. I’m a certified homeopathic practitioner of over 35 years and certified spiritual Healer of over 13. It’s my calling since childhood – a gift to lift others .

The first one I will bring to you in the next day or two is an explanation of what is homeopathic medicine. Most people think homeopathic medicine is actually herbal medicine, it is not, it is something much more specific and targeted to unique symptoms of conditions. It is a very effective healing modality with acute conditions and has been used for generations and generations for all the big epidemics of the world. It’s gentle, swift acting and effective with infants to octogenarians, & animals.

Homeopathic medicine was one of the most effective treatments for malaria and tuberculosis, influenza 1918, and diphtheria. We constantly use it for pneumonia and influenza with excellent success.

I will follow that up with another educational piece on how homeopathy is used with COVID-19. It maybe an online venue with more meaty material ?

I also will be writing you some articles on the purpose of the quarantines and actually the positive side all of us can learn from them about embracing quality time with our families and learning how to slow down and return to a pace that is much more healthy for us than the crazy ramped up one we’ve been living over the past decade. Remembering to really BE you vs the DOING you. A time of great inner reflection to assess regarding your giving vs receiving of energy and service in our highly productive achieving society. Take the home office for its pluses.

The natural health care practitioner, the nurturer, the grounded seasoned counselor in me sees how critical it is our society rests, let’s go of the outer world for a bit, restores with the basic of 25 years ago. We will settle, purge some excess stress and baggage, clean out your garage and headspace, and then come back newer in the late spring: more fit, slimmer, rested, tighter with loved ones and probably hatched a few creative ideas!

I’m seeing & feeling the good wave coming after the lurching relatively terrifying and certainly improperly handle one by the voted powers. We will rally a youthful vital nation !

It is my aim to educate and inspire. I will also release some videos on the power of the mind-body-spirit connection and what you can actually do at home with your very own self and with your children and loved ones to optimize immune function and the right attitude, as we learn how to buckle down to brass tacks during a time of necessity. Your mind is your most power ally . As my late, great dad would say “God gave you a mind. It is your job to use it wisely “.

Don’t forget this is one of the first times in several generations, since the 1980s with the AIDS explosion, that we’ve had something this intense. We have lived in a relatively comfortable and healthy era regarding illness. We should be very grateful compared to some of the other regions of the world.

I am standing in front of the tree of life at my acupuncturist office here in Miami. I am reminded from this picture of how we adapt; look at the branches and how they twist and turn and reach for the light and find a way to grow in spite of adversity. And, that is us!! All of us are capable of growth and adaptation and finding ways to thrive amidst difficult times or scary emotions.

Please, let’s all take a breath, let’s reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives and also recognize that in this modern age of technology that we are able to stay in touch with our loved ones via our electronic apparatus and that working at home is actually something many of us may enjoy and that our children are adaptable and will respond to us maintaining an upbeat and positive outlook, even though the tone on the news is exaggeratedly negative.

Yes, we need quarantine’s right now. Yes, we need to close schools and public events and sporting events and anything with crowds right now. We are behind the curve compared to what Singapore and South Korea and China swiftly did, to curtail the spread, with the quarantines, no travel and rapid testing. So, until we get up to speed please understand that keeping all of us safe in our dwellings and close to our family members is a measure that will actually work out in the long run.

Do whatever you can that makes yourself feel happy, whether it’s starting to plant little sets of seedlings inside for your spring garden or playing games with your children in the yard or board games or computer games in the house, or bulk cooking some recipes that you can freeze and of course finding ways to laugh.

Put on some music and dance 💃🏻 nothing could be better than getting your cardiovascular system going and laughing and being silly, because positive endorphins will enhance your immune function and put us all in a good frame of mind.

With love and light and all the positive intentions that the USA and we are able to quell the spread of this virus and the other countries of the world are able to as well, and that we band together and thrive as the warm weather and sunshine comes. News is this virus does not live in direct sunlight.

One of the old-fashioned tried-and-true methods you can employ that I used for decades while I lived in New Hampshire, is to wash your laundry in the machine and then hang it out on the line in direct sunshine to dry. That would kill the coronavirus organism and you might as well take your sofa pillows and rugs on a nice sunny day and drape them out over your outdoor lawn furniture or what not, and let them bake in the sunlight for a good 4 hours I understand !!!

With hope and in healing,

Katina

Author of several awards winning books ; “OUT OF THE WOODS; healing Lyme disease”

“Loving Yourself Enough To Live; Inspirational messages ”

“Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide; Body, Mind & Spirit”

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

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Katina Makris Presents on Lyme Disease at The Ultimate Health Summit to 5 Million Viewers

Sign up today for free viewing of 25 internationally renowned health experts, whom are presenting at the on-line Ultimate Health Summit venue.

Today, June 21, is opening day featuring Natural Health Care Practitioner, Spiritual Healer, Author, and Radio Host, Katina Makris. Her 17 years of professional and personal experience with this serious infectious illness, Lyme Disease, is not to be missed. Katina has been a Homeopath for 35 years.

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With world class names such as Dr. Uwe Albrecht, you do not want to miss all the terrific knowledge and cutting edge approaches to health and wellness in the 21st Century.

I am honored to ring in “Opening Day”!!! You are going to love the Summit! Join us this very minute. We went live at 12 noon eastern time zone.

Plus, I have 3 free healthy give away tools provided at the Summit.

 

With love and light,

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

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Lyme Disease & Autoimmune Recovery Workshop, Mirabai, Woodstock, NY. 6/17

Hi my friends,

I am so happy to be back at lovely Mirabai in Woodstock, NY this Saturday, June 17, 2-4 pm, presenting on recovery tools for Lyme disease and autoimmune illnesses. This is my third time at this terrific venue. I am so grateful to be welcomed back. Please come spend some healing time with me.

We will discuss the tools you can integrate in your own lifestyle to promote mending, as well as what pieces you may be missing? With over 30 years in private practice as a certified Homeopath and Spiritual Healer, my insights are well seasoned. What a joy to share with you all, on a pretty summer’s weekend.

Please register at Mirabai’s site, as this event can fill up!

http://www.Mirabai.com or call 845-679-2100

I look forward to seeing you!

Blessings always,

Katina Makris, CCH, CIHkatina-101016-woodward-1

The Gift of Sanctuary; Teaching at The Art of Living Retreat Center & The Rowe Center on Lyme Disease Recovery.

May 10 dawned; a fresh chill spring day in New Hampshire, as I traversed the back roads and bustling commuter highways to catch my flight from Boston’s Logan airport to Charlotte, NC. My bags were packed for 2 weeks on the road, as a I would be co-teaching two cutting edge Lyme and autoimmune workshops, one in North Carolina, the second in Florida. My enthusiasm ran high, looking forward to helping those in need and collaborating with wonderful physician teachers.

May is national Lyme disease awareness month, but my teaching work can honestly run full year around the clock, (if I allowed it) as the plight of this pandemic infectious illness is picking up speed, with the now dire rates of annual infection (well over 300,000 in USA and 800,000 recorded in Germany anually). Millions of people sadly are misdiagnosed with autoimmune illnesses or vague conditions, with a 40 year old out dated first line ELISA test being relied upon by the CDC and the average physician. My work, as you sense, is endless. We need more accurate testing immediately and critical care training should be mandatory for all health care physicians ASAP! But, this blog is about my experience as a teacher and individual person in process of life’s constant journey towards enlightenment.

Landing in rapidly growing Charlotte, a 2 hour car ride took me to my final destination- The Art of Living Retreat Center, a Hindu community of yogis, nestled high in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.  Initially built on feng shui earth alignment by the great master Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi , as one of his 5 prime Transcendental Meditation Centers of the world 40 some years ago. When Mararishi passed away, some time later, this breathtaking ashram was purchased by the internationally revered Art of Living – an evolved body-mind-spirit network of prominent thought pioneers with centers in 170 countries of the world! I was deeply honored when Bob McCandish, program director at the Boone, NC facility called me last fall to come teach to the South on Lyme disease.

Fast forward now to May 10, 2017, as I step out of the mini-van to a sweeping view of the indigo hued valley and the late Marareshi’s enormous Hindu temple sitting behind me, its golden turrets and broad marble steps facing East, as appropriate, to greet the rising sun. A conglomerate of townhouses, dorms, teaching and yoga rooms, a very lovely Aruveydic Health center, a labryinth and a drop dead gorgeous dining hall, are all positioned to ancient Hindu feng shui alignment on the 3000 acres. The temple can hold 3700 for meditations and is 100% full when the now presiding revered Guru master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is in residence. Immediately, I sensed I was on holy ground.

My welcoming and settling into a comfortable room with a view, was flawless as Venkat and Heather treated me with such grace. My co-teacher, whom I had personally asked to share this venue and her vast wisdoms and experience with these conditions, Dr. Jodie Dashore and I convened for dinner, both of us delighted to be together, while the settling evening light back lit the valley with a luminous quality we honestly carried within our own selves and workshop for the 5 days to come.

Both Jodie and I took in some time together of the spectral deck and looked at one another, a knowing shared smile, that Yes, the Universe had orchestrated us both to be here together, bringing healing and hope to a world in physical and spiritual crisis. Deeply synergystic, Jodie and I took a welcome photo, anointing our shared project of an educational healing series to unfurl in the years ahead. Without a second thought, we both felt the enormous, yet simoultaneous serene energy of this center and the surrounding natural elements. An hour later we learned Mararishi had purposely selected this location, as a giant vein of quartz crystal rock lies under the topsoil. All sacred sites of the world, are built on such veins and other ley lines.

The 4 days to come would register within us and our treasured group of participants as deeply personal, healing and truly life altering. Dr. Dashore, is an internationally awarded neurologist and Lyme literate practitioner, with a profound gift for the autism spectrum. She is a genius, a deeply loving being and a soul sister of truest proportions. Together our tandem of holistic sensiblilities and thousands of client hours made for a beautifully harmonious week of teaching. I can honestly say, that witnessing the personal transformation and spontaneous healings so many of our participants were experiencing touched me, as well as made me aware of how truly in need our nation is for true Spiritual Healers.

Jodie and I are both trained as Spiritual Healers, and come from a strong lineage of personal work ourselves on this level, as we are both survivors of advanced neurological Lyme disease, whom had to dig deep and reach wide to embrace the type of healing modalities that this treacherous, multi-systemic illness asks for.

The Art of Living Retreat Center was the perfect environment to allow us to create an intimate and safe setting with our participants so that they could do the inner work needed, in order to unlock their trapped personal healing powers and utilize them for recovery. Tapping into the mind-body-spirit pathway is a process I am honored to teach others, for this parcel of innate intelligence is what helped me make that home run hit for full recovery, in my 10 year Lyme disease journey.

Dr. Dashore and I were also delighted to welcome Dane Boggs and his wife Aimee, for a fabulous evening of Rife technology information and demonstration. What gifts they both are, and Dane’s personal story of 100% recovery from chronic Lyme with rife is inspiring. 

We also welcomed motivational speaker and Clinical Nutritionist, Dane Johnson, with his key insights into the importance of nutritional work with all autoimmune diseases. His personal recovery from decimating cron’s disease is another eye-opening revelation into the misunderstandings traditional medicine bears on this illness and how heavy pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy actually damage more than help. 

Our weather varied from wide, beaming sunshine atop the mountain ridge, to deep grey misty clouds laying at our feet below in the valley, as a storm blew in from the west. The deeper we dove from lectures and the fun of Bollywood dancing in the sunlight, to digging out of our past wounds and betrayals in metaphysics and family constellation therapy, we found the weather echoed our process here at AOL. And, synchronicity would ring even louder as Jodie and I were formerly introduced to the lovely yogi community at evening kirtan, with revered Krishna JiAOL- J&K presiding. I felt our auras glowing 🙂

The cleansings, the joy, the new energy radiating in our attendees faces and hearts, were potent examples of just what 5 days with 2 veteran practitioners and enlightened healers can induce. Spiritually blessed organic vegetarian menus prepared by the famed executive chef Roberto Mendoza and his team, and the therapeutic aruveydic spa on premise added more nourishment to our time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

I am truly honored to share my experience and skills with dear Dr. Jodie Dashore and all of you whom come to work with us in our workshops. My path as a healer was ignited as a small child, and has expanded and been empowered with each year and each personal challenge and evolution. To touch the lives of all of you with my words and healing presence means so much to me- it is my life purpose. Thank you for caring and sharing your time and essence with me and us.

Please join Dr. Dashore and myself at our next tandem event, October 13- 15, 2017 at the Rowe Center, Rowe, MA. Tucked up in the Berkshire mountains (another highland retreat setting), we aim to awaken your ability to heal and restore, as well as educate you on the mechanics of Lyme disease that traditional doctors do not understand at all. 

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Thank you friends far and wide, for your support and understanding that Jodie and I are collaborating in order to bring you a deeper and purer approach to recovery from Lyme disease, autoimmune illnesses, autism spectrum and emotional disharmony. 

We send you our love and light,

Katina Makris and Dr. Jodie Dashore

Guest Teachers -Dane Boggs and Dane Johnson, join “Walking the Lyme Road” at Art of Living Retreat Center – bringing Rife technology and nutritional information to recovery

Dr.Jodie Dashore and Katina Makris, are leading a Lyme disease and autoimmune illness healing and educational weekend retreat from May 10-14, 2017, at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC.

Aimed to bring much needed information to the Southern states of the USA, where this infectious illness is surging rapidly, with migratory birds dropping Lyme disease infected ticks into the local habitat, many individuals have become infected with the dangerous bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and associated tick borne infections, yet regional doctors are completely unaware and not properly testing or diagnosing.

Thousands of cases, even with the acute onset fever and tell-tale bull’s eye rash, are being brushed off as spider bites, or a suspect virus. Medical and state professionals in regions like Florida, Arkansas, Texas, South Carolina, Mississippi and more, somehow ‘believe’ this rapidly spreading infectious disease does not cross their state border. Though we know nearby Virginia and Maryland are endemically stricken!

When the Lyme disease spirochete bacterium migrates from the blood stream into tissues, joints, glands, organs and even the spinal fluid and to the brain, the infection induces profound symptoms and clinically ‘looks like’ fibromyalgia, RA, CFS, Lupus, MS, parkinson’s, ALS, dementia, ADD/ADHD, bi-polar, autism and assorted neuropathies and heart conditions. Even cases of Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, migraines need to be examined for Lyme disease as a root cause.

Our medical system is using a very faulty, outdated 40 year old ELISA antibody test, and scientific research money has not been granted to unravel the mechanisms of this aggressive bacterial illness, a cousin to syphilis. Thankfully, the pioneering ILADS.org community is educating health care practitioners on what cutting edge lab and tests to use for diagnostics and early acute treatments are successful with 6-12 weeks of rotational antibiotics and anti-parasitic meds.

The GREAT tragedy is when Lyme is ‘missed’ in the early weeks of infection and then -8 months, 3 years, 20 years later we find severely compromised patients with a vast array of symptoms, endless pain, catastrophic fatigue and cognitive and neurological damages.

Dr. Dashore and myself are both survivors of advanced neurological Lyme disease and have thousands of clinician hours between us, using the best of Integrative and Natural Medicine techniques, to help restore the damages the infection induces, as well as dealing with the emotional and spiritual recovery process from this chronic debilitating illness.

We are honored to welcome two VERY talented special guest teachers to “Walking The Lyme Road” weekend. Both of these men, named Dane, have recovered fully as well from advanced Lyme cases, without heavy antibiotic warfare use.

Dane Boggs, will educate us on the forms of frequency and energy healing, in his presentation on Rife technology and reiki. And, Dane Johnson will help us understand the aspects of nutrition and deficiencies we must address for healing.

 

About Dane Boggs:

Dane was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where he graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After college he purchased and remodeled homes in Pittsburgh before settling in Jacksonville in 1981. He started Boggs Construction Co. in 1983 where he remodeled and built Custom Homes along the First Coast until 2006.

In 2004 Dane was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. He used oral antibiotics for one year and although he improved, he was still sick. He then used intravenous antibiotics for a second year. They also helped him but not enough to beat the disease. As he says, “A stalemate had been reached between the Lyme and myself”. He knew he had to try something different and he started using an Electrical Frequency Generator -Rife machine. Using certain electrical frequencies for Lyme he became much healthier. He attributes his return to health as a result of Rife technology and Reiki.  Dane became a distributor of the GB4000 Frequency Generator and Mopa in 2008.

In 2009 he co-founded the Northeast Florida Lyme Association – NEFLA with a few friends and Lyme Disease sufferers. In 2014 NEFLA became the FLDA – Florida Lyme Disease Association. At that time Dane resigned from the FLDA to pursue his passions, Rife and Reiki.

As Dane regained his health in 2008 he also finished his 200 hour yoga training certification. He received his Qi Gong training and certification from Pragata and Master Hong Liu of China. But he feels the introduction to Reiki helped him the most. It boosted his immune system and helped him beat Lyme Disease. “I am so fortunate and grateful to be well again, Reiki was an integral part of my recovery.” He feels we do not need to suffer as we do, Rife and Reiki can bring us greater harmony, health and happiness. Amazing things can happen when you tap into the healing energy of the universe.” Dane recently completed his book, “REIKI AWAKENING, A Spiritual Journey” in 2012. Revisions were made in 2014.

BC Inc – Rife684 Ponte Vedra Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
(904) 631-6536

www.reikimaster-daneboggs.comcwboggs@aol.com

About Dane Johnson, C.N.​ :
​Dane Johnson is a Holistic Nutritionist who has overcome a life threatening battle with Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis. He now builds natural healing programs for others battling Crohn’s/Colitis through his proprietary program, S.H.I.E.L.D. He has helped numerous others reverse symptoms through natural remedies and empowering lifestyle changes. He brings personal triumph and inspiration to us all.
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Do not miss this beautiful healing weekend in the magical Blue Ridge Mountains, as we unite heaven and earth, with practical science and the spiritual elements of nature interwoven harmoniously with the guidance of 4 world class healers.

You will not want to go home!! Healing begins with us at “Walking The Lyme Road”.

Namaste,

Katina and Dr. Jodie

Scholarship Aid for Lyme and Autoimmune Diseases Workshop – Integrative Medicine at its finest with renowned Dr.Jodie Dashore and Katina Makris

The beautiful Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC welcomes award winning Lyme disease and autoimmune illness author and homeopath, Katina Makris, and internationally honored neurologist and autism, Lyme and autoimmune expert physician, Dr. Jodie Dashore, for a 5 day healing and teaching weekend, May 10-14, 2017.

aol-medical-flier-pdf-1This is a very special opportunity to learn how to diagnose, treat and recover from these often deeply limiting health concerns of our modern age. Your body and mind are far more resilient than you may fathom. As we branch beyond the traditional medical model of a pill or procedure to quell symptoms, we will explore all the restorative modalities and underlying issues that set a person up to develop these conditions. Both teachers share thousands of clinical hours in helping restore quality of life and remission for many, as well as their own personal full recovery stories.

Exciting news arises in that SCHOLARSHIP aid for the retreat has become available from 3 brilliant sponsors ! Our thank yous to DNA Connections Labs, Pure Air Doctor and Microbiology Labs for helping support attendance for those with financial need.

This means you can apply for assistance for partial and a few full scholarships to come experience Integrative Medicine at its finest, in the beautifully serene and healing Art of Living Center. Please contact Dr. Dashore’s office for applications at: DashoreIntegrativeRx.com – fill out the contact information there and note “scholarship for Art of Living” in the subject line.

We also welcome health care professionals as attendees, as the South needs massive education on how to recognize the exploding Lyme disease crisis in terms of it’s stealth symptom picture, the poor diagnostics of a 40 year old outdated test most physicians assume is valid (70% false negative results) and how to actually treat and heal these conditions, that long term tick borne infections create. Millions of tick borne infectious illnesses have been misdiagnosed as many autoimmune diseases, learning disabilities and autism spectrum, PANS, dementia and hormonal imbalances for decades.

See our schedule for the weekend here:

AOLRC Teaching Schedule 5:10-14:17

This is a very special opportunity to learn mind-body-spirit pathway inner healing too, in a supportive, nurturing environment.

Please join us!! Your lives will be changed for the better!

Special guest speakers too:

Dane Boggs, rife technology

Dane Johnson, Clinical Nutritionist

Many well wishes

Katina and Jodie