Here are Charlotte Yde‘s answers:

1: What is your most fantastic homeopathic experience?

Once our dog was run over by a car. We were not sure if the spine was broken, but luckily it was ‘only’ the pelvic bone, that was broken in five places. She had terrible pains and was screaming all the time. On the way to the vet I gave Arnica 1 M as often as I could put it into her mouth, and it calmed the dog down for a few seconds and then she had another dose. The vet gave her morphine, but the dog was still in terrible pains. So we continued Arnica throughout the night, and again every time the dog had Arnica it gave relief, and the quiet periods became longer and longer. I suppose many homeopaths have had similar experiences, but I often think about my dog when we have discussion among us whether the remedy in itself has an effect. I like acute treatment and wish it could be used more, to give relief to the traumatized.

2. What is your biggest homeopathic mystery?

I find it a big mystery how the homeopathic remedies work, and I wish we knew more about it.

3: What did homeopathy bring you?

A life that I would not have been without, with the most beautiful, lovely and mysterious experiences when following the healing process. To me the healing process is just as wonderful and mysterious as when a new child is born. Also a lot of insights into the human beings (also to myself), many good colleagues and much hard work.

4: Do you have a message/vision for the homeopathic future/community?

I think it is very important that we work together with other CAM groups and show respect to other healing modalities. From the time up till now, where I have worked in an umbrella organization together with different CAM groups, I can see how helpful it is to work in bigger groups. We all work to restore health, but we use different tools.

I also think it is crucial for the development of our own art that we dare listen to new ideas inside our community as “unprejudiced observers”. Hahnemann worked his entire life to develop homeopathy further, and I believe we gain much both as a profession but indeed for our patients if we continue to  “Aude sapere”.