By Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
Carl is an adorable 10-year-old boy with dreamy eyes, who enjoys colouring pictures in my office. I notice immediately that he has an excellent sense of colour. His mother tells me that he is very creative and produces a lot of art work.
Carl is suffering from chronic sinus congestion for at least five years. He has dark circles under his eyes and snores at might.
The Words are Moving on the Page
Carl is also highly dyslexic. He tells me that he cannot read well because the words appear to move on the page, especially if someone speaks to him while he is reading. He tells me that words can move from one line to another.
He may also easily mix up the letters b and d, p and q. In math he is often spaced out and in his own world.
"I can hear the teacher talking but the words don't make any sense," he says. The teachers think he has a visual processing disorder.
Carl is a very sensitive child and naturally tuned into the world of nature and spirit. He has a strong connection to nature and loves trees, flowers and animals.
He is slow to answer questions and seems a bit spacey.
Dreams and Fears
Carl has dreams of being in a world of shapes and colours as well well as dreams of floating and flying.
He has difficulty going to sleep at night due to fears of the dark and of ghosts. He can see things in the dark.
I used the following rubrics:
Reading, unable to read
Dream, as if in a, read could not
Dullness, sluggishness, difficulty of thinking and comprehending
Forgetfulness, ideas for last
Fear of ghosts
Cannabis indica came through in those rubrics and Cannabis also has a strong tendency to chronic sinus problems as well as poor focus and concentration with spacyness.
I gave one dose of Cannabis indica 10MK.
Follow-up Five Weeks Later
Carl's sinus congestion has improved and the remedy has really helped with the dyslexia. The words are no longer moving on the page! Carl can read much more easily now. The teachers have commented on how much better he is doing.
I was amazed how much of an effect even a single dose of Cannabis indica had on Carl's dyslexia. I think more children with dyslexia and spaceyness might benefit from this remedy. He needed a couple more doses over the next six months.
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH, Classical and Modern Homeopathy in Sooke, BC
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Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH is a professional homeopath with a special interest in children with developmental and behavioural concerns. Cases are all from her practice. Names have been changed to protect privacy. The cases were published with permission and are intended for education only. They are not intended as medical advise or solicitation. Homeopathy treats the person, not the condition.
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
Classical and Modern Homeopathy
Sooke, BC, Canada
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