A little something different for us here at SPL. Sue Anello is a homeopathic practitioner who works with the touring tribe to help them stay healthy on the road. She will be taking questions and giving advice on ways to deal with the kinds of things road folk deal with but in a way that is perhaps gentler and less intrusive. As with any kind of alternative medicne (and to keep the lawyers at bay…) always check with your regular doctor before starting any new treatment or discontinuing anything already in place. —B.E.

Homeopathy is a 250 year old system of energy healing which originated in Germany in the 18th century and is increasingly re-gaining popularity in the US as it “treats like with like” and works with the body to restore balance, alleviate symptoms, and does so fast and without side effects.  Homeopathy addresses mind and body and so its great for most physical and emotional ailments.  

Its great for first aid – shocks, bruising, strains, burns, stings etc.  It works really fast and effectively for acute illnesses like stomach bugs, sore throats, flus, coughs, colds etc.  Homeopathy can treat chronic illness effectively – asthma, eczema, psoriasis, anxiety, auto immune syndromes, addiction issues, ADHD, etc all without the use of any drugs causing side effects.  

How Do I Take It?

You can get the little round sugar pellets called the remedy at health food stores or by mail order overnight.  You take 2 pellets under your tongue – and don’t eat or drink anything for about 15 minutes before or after to let the remedy have a chance to sink into your system.

Hey Sue,

I am hoping you can help me.  I have been working FOH for a few years now and I am feeling an intense amount of eye strain.  I feel like my eye balls are aching and I really want to rub them but its not helping, only making it worse.  I feel like my sight is getting weaker as a result and I’m 30 so I’m pretty worried as I’m not nearsighted or anything and too young for reading glasses.  Any ideas?  R.P.

Hi RP,

Working with lights in the dark is never a good thing for your eyes and this includes reading on your iPad in the dark on a bus or in a hotel room. Given that it is a hazard of your job its good to have some things you can use to strengthen your eye muscles and rectify some of that damage. 

Try the homeopathic remedy Ruta 30c.  Take a dose at bedtime and the next morning for three days and then stop.  At this potency you can’t take it every day.  If you want to use it daily for a while then see if you can get it in a 12c and you could try that once a day for a few weeks. 

Homeopathic remedies are like energetic essences of whatever substance they are made from.  The practitioner matches the “state” you’re in to the remedy picture.  In the case of the first aid remedies it’s a little simpler.  A remedy that would cause similar pains if you ingested it in plant form will, when made into a homeopathic remedy, cure the same thing.  When you take the Ruta, it should cause your muscles in your eyes to strengthen back up and hopefully make a difference to your overall feeling of weakness, restoring your eyes to their pre-strain state. 

I also like drops made by Similisan – those you can get a lot of places now and they make some for dry eyes and another for irritated eyes.  You could try them out and see which work for you.  They are entirely harmless and your body won’t develop a resistance to them.

Sue Anello RS Hom (NA) CCH

Homeopath Sue Anello began her journey working in the music business in NY in PR, marketing and business affairs at CBS, Capitol and EMI.  After a couple years in London she changed careers and became a celebrity wrangler for Oxfam. Somewhere in there her heart was snatched by alternative medicine and she retrained and has been practicing, teaching, and writing for over 15 years.  She has a special place in her heart for the tribe of traveling folk who bring music around the world and focuses her practice on supporting them and their loved ones in reaching and maintaining better health.

Sue offers flexible hours appointments via Skype and will also travel and can be booked for tours.  She can be reached at 646 522 6842 and by email at anellony@gmail.com  sueanellohomeopathy.com