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Homeopathy, PTSD & Veteran’s Day

by | Nov 12, 2019 | PTSD, Veterans with PTSD

This was written with the intention of posting on Veteran’s Day.  Unfortunately, I was having technical difficulties, so it didn’t get published.  Mercury is in retrograde….

Today is Veteran’s Day, 2019. You may have noticed a number of ways Veteran’s have been honored over the weekend, not including the Veteran’s Day Sales at various retail establishments. The NFL had several segments honoring military during the weekend games. I attended the big Minnesota Golden Gopher win over Penn State in College Football this weekend and got to witness the marching band creating different formations representing the various branches of the armed services.  These included a tank, a fighter jet, an aircraft carrier and others.  It was quite impressive! (Here is a link if you’d like to see it for yourself.  https://youtu.be/w_QDQs17iog)

When Did Veteran’s Day Start?

The origins of Veteran’s day was November 11, 1919, which was called Armistice Day.  This day was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Over the years, the annual observance has changed. Congress made it an official observation in 1926, and in 1938 it became a national holiday. Veteran’s day gives honor to all veterans, living or dead, who served their country during war or peace time.

After many decades of observing November 11, Veteran’s Day became a Monday holiday, starting in 1971, after the passage of the Uniform Holidays bill in 1968 that created a number of Monday Holidays.

But quickly, in 1975, President Gerald Ford returned Veteran’s Day to November 11 due to the historical significance of the date.  This date, or a day around this date, is also honored by our allies in Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada. In Europe, Great Britain and Commonwealth countries, two minutes of silence is observed at 11 a.m. on November 11th.

How Many Vets Have PTSD?

As of 2018, there were 18.2 million living veterans in the US who served during at least one war!  Wow!  That is a very large number of people protecting our freedoms. And of course, many additional have died during their service or after their service.According to the Veteran’s Administration, the number of Veterans with PTSD varies by where and when they served.

  • Among those who served in Iraq, 11-20% have suffered from PTSD.
  • The number is 12% for those who served in Desert Storm.
  • For those serving in Vietnam, the number over time was as high as 30% with the number currently diagnosed being estimated at 15%.

Again, that is a large number of people who are suffering needlessly.  In addition, many of those veterans with PTSD are committing suicide at an astounding rate.  The exact number is difficult to determine, but it is estimated that 22 veterans commit suicide daily. Some studies say it could be more.  Others say it could be less.  Regardless of the correct number, something must be done about this.  https://msrc.fsu.edu/news/media-misleads-military-veterans-suicide-study

What Does This Have To Do With Homeopathy?

Anyone who knows me knows that while I am supportive of honoring vets, moms, dads, and other groups of people, I am also a problem solver. To really honor vets, it seems important to do something that solves problems with which they struggle. With so many vets suffering from PTSD (If the 22 per day is correct, that is one every 65 minutes!), I felt that something needed to be done. So Lotus Homeopathy conducted a PTSD and Homeopathy study and it included several veterans.

So far lives have been changed.  PTSD symptoms have been reduced dramatically.  Families have benefited from veterans being healed.

 

If you have PTSD and are a Veteran (and even if you aren’t) Homeopathy can help you recover from your trauma.  Join our Facebook Group to learn more about how homeopathy can help you!

Then schedule an appointment today to get started on your recovery from PTSD tomorrow!

 

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts (11/11/19)

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/common/common_veterans.asp (11/11/19)

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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!

Thanks!

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