History Binds Mother's Day, Moms & Homeopathy

What mom wrote the Mother's Day Proclamation of 1870 to activate women against war (see below), penned the Battle Hymn of the Republic (1858) and was a staunch supporter of homeopathy and homeopathic education for women?

Answer: Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910)
She served on the board of the homeopathic New York Medical College which was open to female students, supported medical educational efforts for women and gave a poignant inaugural address for the homeopathic New England Female Medical College. Howe was a strong advocate for homeopaths, abolition, women’s suffrage, and education for women and black Americans.

Homeopathy Owes Much to Moms

Homeopathic institutions accepted women in their colleges in the US long before ‘conventional’ medicine. The first fully credited female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell, graduated in 1848. When the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania opened in 1850, Blackwell taught homeopathy to other women, including the first female African American physicians.

“By 1900, it is estimated that 12% of homeopathic physicians were women… Women auxiliaries raised large amounts of money to open many of the homeopathic hospitals and it was women, in their role of family caretaker, who were the lay prescribers introducing homeopathy to many communities.”

While it was Anna M. Jarvis’ work that gave us an official Mother’s Day in 1908, the groundwork was lain by Howe and her many suffrage companions. “Some members of the women’s suffrage movement were either homeopathic physicians or their patients [including Susan B. Anthony]. Dr. Susan Edson, a graduate of the Cleveland Homeopathic College, was personal physician to President Garfield.” (Sylvain Cazalet, homeoint.org)

Luyties 1-800-Homeopathy Owes Much to Moms

We know we owe our success to moms. It was moms and westbound families in the 1850s who pressed Dr. Luyties to make home remedies that they could use themselves.

Today, our records reveal that moms still make up the largest portion of our customers. We know moms are likely to order Teething Tabs #30, Arnica, Anxiety Depression #304 and Bioplasma, but what other remedies do moms like most? Let us know.

THANK YOU MOMS, GRANDMOMS & ALL THE GREAT GRANDMOMS BEFORE

The Mother’s Day Proclamation Howe penned in answer to the carnage of the Civil War echoes in mother’s hearts today:

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts,
Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears
Say firmly:

"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of
charity, mercy and patience.

"We women of one country
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says, "Disarm, Disarm!"
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice!
Blood does not wipe out dishonor
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have of ten forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war.

Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.

Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions.
The great and general interests of peace.

Have a Happy and Peaceful Mother’s Day!

Want to know more?
http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/histo/pennsylvfem.htm

http://www.mothersdaycentral.com/about-mothersday/history/

http://sueyounghistories.com/archives/2007/11/23/julia-ward-howe-and-homeopathy/

 

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 Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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TAKE A BREAK MOM!

Homeopathy offers balancing support for all women - hormonal cycles, shifts and changes included! The supportive relief in these remedies can save you time and energy for the things that matter most.

Mothers tend to put everyone else's needs first when it comes to health concerns. While homeopathy addresses a wide range of issues in support of your family's health, we’d like to remind you that it also offers gentle, yet impressive relief, especially for women.  After all, sometimes the caretaker needs a little care herself.

Homeopathic Remedies specially suited for Females:

Pulsatilla: Talk about mood swings and PMS!

Sepia: When hormones refuse to harmonize.

Lachesis: Hot flashes, mood flashes...

Cimicifuga: Gloomy clouds and pressing headaches contribute to PMS?

Arsenicum: If cleaning or worrying are your only choices.

Phosphorus: Burning the candle at both ends?

Mag Phos: You and your cramps can relax with this remedy and a glass of hot water. 

Female Wise’s #47

• Leucorrhea

• Pain

• PMS

• Mood swings

• Backache

Among this combo’s four homeopathic remedy ingredients lies vast potential for balancing relief of many female complaints.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Zincum met, Pulsatilla, Ova testa, Lillium tig

Menopause #310

• Hot flashes

• Pain

• Heavy menses

• Mood swings

• Cramping pain

Along with easing the emotional turbulence, waves of heat and anxiety that so many women suffer, this powerful combination addresses a range of pains, headaches and discharges. With or without #310, a check-up is always advisable.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Ustilago may, Lachesis, Sanguinaria

PMS and Painful Periods #18

• Mood Swings

• Bloating

• Cramping

• Irritability

Anything more than slightly inconvenient is too much. Find balancing relief from women’s cyclical aches, bloating, mood swings, bearing down pains, cramping pain, irregular flow, headaches and more.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Caulophyllum, Pulsatilla, Viburnum op

Sleep #173

Too tired, jittery, nervous or restless to sleep? Not a problem for this remedy. A simple plan for sleep: Take a few tablets of #173, remember that there’s plenty of time to worry tomorrow, take a deep breath and count the colors of the rainbow. This special formula combines three of the simplest nerve calming, sleep-inducing ingredients in homeopathy to give everyone easy access to 100% natural sleep support. 

Homeopathic Ingredients: Avena sativa, Kali phos, Passiflora