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Helping Yourself With Homeopathy! aka “I THINK it’s working…”

by | Feb 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Helping Yourself With Homeopathy

aka, I Think its Working….

In this seemingly endless flu season, I have been very busy with acute care calls. Depending on the weather, the remedies people need have been different. With the below zero temps, the remedy people first needed for flu symptoms was Aconite. That is, a high temperature that elevated very quickly. With warmer temps, less Aconite, more Mercurius at first, which appears as body aches and alternating temperatures between feeling warm and feeling cold. Blankets off. Blankets on.

I also get calls or messages from people who have tried to treat themselves and aren’t sure if it is working or not.

So I ask a few questions. I check to see if they have given enough doses.

Here are a few points to help keep you on track:

  • If you THINK it’s working, but you aren’t sure, it probably isn’t. (Sometimes with babies it is hard to know, but they should be happier, even if the fever is still present.)
  • If you think that the disease didn’t last as long from an acute remedy, but you noticed nothing different in terms of how you are feeling, then it was the wrong remedy.
  • When you have the right remedy for an acute illness, it is pretty apparent whether it is working or not.
  • Don’t repeat remedies if you are feeling better.
  • If you feel you have plateaued and you haven’t improved in a couple of hours, repeat.
  • If you have new symptoms, find a new remedy.

Here is my standard schedule for dosing for acute illnesses like coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms.  This does not apply to diarrhea or vomiting.



Here is my standard dosing schedule for diarrhea and vomiting:

  • Give a dose after each incidence of diarrhea or vomiting.
  • If the time between occurrences hasn’t increased by the third dose, find a different remedy.

Sometimes it is hard to know what questions to ask. Did you know that the Lotus Homeopathy website has a whole list of questions that you can answer? It will be very helpful if you answer these questions BEFORE calling for help or looking for a remedy on your own. You can get to it by clicking this link.

Remember, if you need help, please call. 651-748-1556. The sooner you call, the sooner you will get well. Don’t worry about disturbing me. If I can’t answer, I won’t.



Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.


Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!



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