Homeopathy. Most people get this glazed look on their faces when I tell them that it's what I'm studying. They really don't know what it is, and neither did I before I started. As I get ready to take my first exam, I was faced with a situation that put what I've learned into practice. I woke up this morning feeling icky. Stuffy head, a little pressure, but overall achy and tired. As the day progressed it got worse. Not bad enough to leave work early, but it certainly didn't make work a whole lot of fun. Then, right after lunch, my ear started to hurt, along with my upper jaw. That means it's my sinuses. Great, just what I need... then I had a thought. Isn't this what I'm learning, how to heal naturally? Why yes, yes it is. So I grabbed my textbook, did a self assessment, and determined the appropriate remedy. Fortunately I work for a health food store that sells single ingredient homeopathic remedies. I found the one I needed, belladonna, in the correct strength, and popped the right dosage. I swear, not 45 minutes later the ache in my ear was gone, my upper jaw was almost pain free, and the stuffiness was easing, all without that drugged zombie feeling I always get. I would NEVER have taken cold medicine in the middle of my work day, or before my 35 minute drive home. But this, my friends, is like a miracle. If it didn't work, it wouldn't have hurt me or made me sicker. Homeopathy follows the Hippocratic Oath of "First do no harm" much closer than pharmaceuticals do, yet people put far more faith in those chemicals than in natural cures. Think of it this way - would people all over the world be doing this for thousands of years if it didn't work? Nope, I don't think so either.