October 14th, 2014There’s Always Room for More

Mishelle Knuteson M.H.


I have found that when it comes to helping someone heal naturally it is best to pull from many different areas. As I like to call it, tools in my tool kit. My foundation is herbal yet I will also use essential oils and/or homeopathies, bodywork and emotional healing. I figure it is best to hit whatever is in front of me from every angle so we can be done with it and move forward. Homeopathic medicine is probably the most unfamiliar method to most people, yet can be a very effective addition.


Homeopathy was “discovered” in the early 1800s by a German physician, Samuel Christian Friedrich Hahnemann. He was very frustrated with the medical practices of the times and started experimenting with different substances and their effects on the body. The term homeopathy comes from the Greek homoios (similar) and pathos (suffering or sickness). This is what homeopathy is based on, the law of similars. Like is cured by like.


Based off Hahnemann’s research, homeopathic remedies were created by giving a substance to a healthy person and watching the symptoms that were produced within the short time after taking it. These symptoms create what is called a remedy picture. These remedy pictures as well as the corresponding substances have been recorded in a homeopathic Materia Medica, a prescriber’s reference. To treat an illness homeopathically, the prescriber looks up the remedy picture (symptoms the person is displaying) to find those that fit and apply the law of similars by administering the substance; the homeopathic remedy.


The body is always striving to keep itself healthy. When the body is threatened by harmful external forces then it will produce symptoms such as pain, fever, mucus, cough, etc. to bring itself back into balance. Homeopathy is working with the body’s defense mechanism, adding like to assist like, rather than suppressing.


Homeopathic remedies are preparations that are obtained from animal, vegetable and mineral sources. They are natural and safe to give to anyone, including infants, pregnant and nursing women and anyone on prescription medications. 


To learn more about this valuable healing method, the School of Natural Healing has designed a course that introduces the student to the principles and philosophy of homeopathy. Students will learn which remedies to use in everyday ailments, minor injuries, and issues with growing children, pets and more. The course contains an extensive homeopathic remedy kit. Students are also introduced to the use of cell salts, the internal and external therapeutic uses of the 12 essential cell salts, and how to read the face to help determine which cell salts are lacking in the body and the proper supplementation that is needed. David Card, graduate from the School of Natural Healing and the Hahnemann Academy of North America, is the instructor for this course.


It is now a great time to expand your knowledge and learn a new healing method. The School of Natural Healing is running a 30% off sale on the Homeopathy course as well as the Reflexology and Aromatherapy courses. I believe it’s best to have many tools in your tool kit.


Mishelle Knuteson is certified in Rapid Eye Technology (RET) an emotional release therapy, teaches classes in The Art of Feminine Presence and a Master Herbalist ~ graduate of The School of Natural Healing. Mishelle currently works as an Educative Master Herbalist (MH) for The School of Natural Healing and as Office Manager of Christopher Publications.

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Have a Happy and Healthy Day!!!

By Tara Christopher Eyre

We had an interesting dinner the other evening–I had prepared a fabulous cashew sauce for our zucchini noodles and was excited for the kids to try it out.  My three year old took her first bite, said “Yum!” and then immediately had a look of horror cross her face.  Being the mom that I am, I thought, “Oh no you don’t - not tonight!” and immediately gave her another bite.  She cried and complained while I tried to enjoy some of my own dinner.  As I often do, I gathered my wits, force fed her another bite and ate some more.  But this was not the usual whining about something new for dinner.

Her cries got louder, her face turned red and all of a sudden she had big white bumps around her eyes.  The bumps multiplied, her eyes starting swelling shut, her stomach hurt and I sprang to action.  I grabbed a cold wash cloth for her eyes, held her in my arms and took a moment to think.  It seemed like her body was having a major reaction, that her immune system was just going crazy.  Best thing to calm the immune system?  Marshmallow and Astragalus.

So I had my son grab a bottle of Kid-e-Soothe and immediately gave her three droppersful.  I checked the washcloth, it was burning up, so I cooled that down and gave her three more droppersful of Kid-e-Soothe.  The swelling in her eyes and white bumps started decreasing, so I kept changing the cloth on her eyes and giving Kid-e-Soothe while I flipped through my homeopathic book (that I keep in the kitchen, specifically for times like this!) and finally found what I was looking for - Apis, a specific for hives, reactions, allergies, etc.  I gave her some immediately, and started alternating it with the Kid-e-Soothe.

She was able to lie on the couch while I started some Raspberry/Spearmint/Catnip Tea a favorite at our house for any sickness.  A few minutes later she was done with the cloth on her eyes - and they looked A LOT better.  The cloth wasn’t pulling out heat anymore.  I slowed down the Kid-e-Soothe and Apis because she wouldn’t take it.  And then (about ½ hour into the experience) she threw up.  She would only take one sip of the tea, which was fine, but she did want more Kid-e-Soothe and Apis.  I also put some Apis in a water cup and she sipped on that intermittently.

She threw up twice more that evening, each about an hour apart, and then slept soundly the rest of the night.  The next morning she was back to her old self, playing and laughing with her brothers–and completely starving for breakfast!  She had a few red areas on her face so I gave her more Kid-e-Soothe and Apis and it cleared up within an hour.  She was fine the rest of the day.

As I took care of my little sweetheart I let my mind put the pieces together that caused this experience and realized that she is definitely allergic to cashews.  The only other time she has eaten cashews is when I chopped them up in a homemade energy bar.  She threw up a ½ hour after eating those and again about an hour later.  I don’t remember any swelling or hives during that experience, but maybe it’s because she only had a little bit of the energy bar, not a concentrated amount like the cashew sauce.  The other thing that I realized is that she always refuses cashews when I offer them to her.  Somehow she knows that those aren’t good for her and stays away from them.  What amazing bodies we have!  She was listening to her body all along - it just took an experience like this one for me to understand!

I also felt so thankful for my upbringing and the School of Natural Healing course I am completing.  I was able to keep my wits about me, understand what my daughter’s symptoms were telling me, and act accordingly.  What a blessing!  No trip to the emergency room, no Benadryl, just the safe herbs and homeopathics I had in my kitchen.  What a fabulous dinner!

Tara Eyre is a busy mother of three fabulous children.  She grew up with herbs and is finishing up her Master Herbalist course through The School of Natural Healing.  She loves taking care of her children naturally at home.   

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