On This Case
By the Treating Homeopath
Kari J. Kindem,
CFHom, Classical Homeopath,
a story of a girl, age 13, who recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which
occurred after her flu vaccinations. Her recovery took about 18 months.
Overview of the Case
Challenges: This girl was fully vaccinated per the current schedule and also received
shots for a few years, beyond the normal vaccination schedule.
These vaccinations exposed her to heavy metals like mercury and
aluminum as well as other toxic vaccine adjuvants.
to coming to homeopathic care, this child was seen by a pediatrician, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, a
rheumatologist, a physical therapist, a mental health
practitioner and two other medical doctors. They all tried to
discover clinically "what went wrong". Multiple diagnostic tests were
performed. Although suppressive drugs were
recommended by some of the doctors, the parents wisely refused to use them on their
daughter and sought safe, alternative and natural healing with
This teenage girl
lived in an area with fluoridated city water and she drank
fluoridated water for many years and also had
fluoride dental treatments.
During her care, a
urine loading test was done to
look at her level of iodine deficiency and the saturation
level of her thyroid. Her thyroid saturation level was
significantly lower than expected in someone her age indicating
genetic testing (via saliva) was not done, this child was suspected to
have the same genetic anomaly or others that her mother had tested
positive for. The MTHFR A1298 or C677T anomalies would mean that the
methylation (detoxification) capacity was challenged
to some degree or another, making it much harder for her to detoxify
from heavy metals as well as other environmental toxins.
The case was taken and analyzed using classical
homeopathy methods with my full homeopathic intake process.
involved taking her full life history, her medical
history and the family medical history. I also obtained detailed data
of her personality, her likes and dislikes, mental symptoms, body thermals, weather preferences,
sleep patterns and her food desires and/or aversions.
social behaviors, any developmental delays
and "quirks" were also identified. These "head-to-toe"
symptoms were all gathered for a detailed chronic case intake, which is
necessary in all good homeopathic prescribing. The strongest
symptoms for her case were repertorized using professional homeopathic software. My intake process for
this girl's case was the same process, procedure
and information that I
carefully gather for each chronic
case in my practice. I combine several methods of case analysis to determine
the best remedy to open each case with.
Remedy Dosing Method:
is not unusual for me to need more than one potency of the opening
remedy, and/or to need more than one remedy for a complex case like this to continue
to make progress. All remedies were dosed in water
according to Hahnemann's 5th and 6th Organon methods. All remedies
were also dosed in ascending potencies (low to high) using
C scale and LM scale potencies.
her health and organ function, she
was put on a series of homeopathic remedies
as indicated as her case evolved. I started at a low potency with
water dosing and went gradually to
ascending potencies. I also used the
homeopathic nosode and a
bowel nosode as an
intercurrent remedy, in ascending potencies.
Acute illnesses were treated
if necessary with the appropriate acute remedies during
her entire period of care.
management involved email communication on a weekly basis and
formal follow ups were done every month with the child's mother
via skype throughout the 2 year period of her care. During
several skype sessions I spoke directly with the girl as well.
Her improvements in general health and wellness were steady,
progressing forward by month, over the 2 year period of chronic care. During this time, her
overall energy continued to improve, her mental/emotional state
improved and she was less prone to bowel dysfunction, muscle aches
girl's homeopathic care and progress was supported with
Bach Flower "Rescue Remedy", and
cell salts to help her sleep
patterns improve Several nutritional supplements
were used including
Vitamin D, Vitamin C
and a few other supplements,
including a good
the correct forms of both
methylfolate and methylcobalamin
(recommended for those with MTHFR mutations), as
well as iodine.
These supplements were added to support her healthy diet at home,
which was gluten free due to her tested sensitivity to gluten.
The supplements helped to make up for
any nutritional deficits and optimize her body's detoxification
functions along with homeopathy.
A water filter that removes
fluoride was installed in the
family's home during care so this toxic exposure to fluoride,
chlorine and other toxic chemicals in city water supplies was
reduced dramatically. The mother was also instructed to have her in bed
on time and sleeping enough (10 hours per night for her age) and
half her weight in filtered water as ounces per day (for example,
pounds would be 45 oz. of water drunk during the day) . She was also
instructed to give her 1/4 tsp.
to a 1/2 tsp. of unrefined sea salt on
her food on a daily basis.
Challenges To Homeopathic
This girl was in a private Christian school during half of her
homeopathic care period. This environment created a great deal of
unnecessary academic stress for her on a daily
basis. It became clear that this environment created a
"maintaining cause" of psychological and academic pressure on
her, and what seemed like excessive amounts of homework that
kept her way up too late most nights, especially for someone her age.
She was an excellent and focused student who took her grades and
academics seriously. After one year of homeopathic care, the parents wisely decided to move
their daughter to a new school in order to eliminate this
constant stress in her life.
By the end of her second year
of homeopathic care, she had adjusting well to 8th grade at her
new school environment - one which required less homework.
This lovely girl was beginning to blossom and become her happier
herself as she increased in wellness. Her depression
and fatigue has lifted significantly. She sings in theater
productions and even runs track events with her middle school track
team - with enthusiasm and renewed energy. She continues
to maintain excellent grades in academics, while enjoying her
life again - as a young teenage girls should!