Geert Desmet is a homeopath in Belgium:

What is your most amazing experience?

The most amazing, wonderful and delightful case I saw, was last year with Dinesh Chauhan. A little boy, aged 4 or 5 showed up on video, with autistic behavior: making no eye contact, automatic gestures, not able to talk. With only a few indications from the boy, and the mother’s story during pregnancy, Dinesh managed to find a remedy. The same boy, one year later was shown: a completely healthy boy, talking and laughing with Dinesh, able to answer all questions correctly, enjoying himself and entertaining his parents, Dinesh, and us. It really was a pleasure to witness that case.

What is your biggest homeopathic mystery?

The hardest one to answer, because there are so many questions.
Why is happening what happens in homeopathic treatment? In what exactly our sugar pills are different from one another ? How can we be sure to give the best remedy and the best potency to our patients?  What with the thousands of substances never proved, what with the substances that are proved, but we hear so little about? If a case does not react as we wish, how can we know what is the reason? What if we really have no idea what remedy fits our patient? We still have to learn so much!

What did homeopathy bring to you?

Homeopathy definitely changed  my view on human life. It makes me understand that we all are really different, one from the other in a most fundamental way. It is not about the environment you grow up in, the people you meet, or the education you get. A person really has a very individual identity which is truly his or hers. Behavior which I would have called “strange” before, becomes understandable. This gives mildness and a very deep empathy with other people.

Do you have a message?

Let us be mild for those who attack homeopathy and other holistic therapies. Only fear causes that kind of resistance. Let us tell them that we should not be feared and let us take the doubts they have seriously. Let us be aware that we are sure about our experiences, but that theories always will be evolving and changing. Let us therefore be mild for one another too, and be sure that we are all willing to do the best we can for our patients.

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