I am fortunate to have wonderful friends in my life. They are spread out in different parts of the world and are all unique and special in different ways. Even though contact is less frequent, (despite all this technology we have access to, being in Italy and the US, for example, creates a psychological boundary as well as a physical one), I feel their presence in my life from afar. And when I am in Roma it’s like I never left for how warm people are to me.
One of these friends, Lucilla Riccottini, is also my homeopathic doctor who I've been going to for many years. As well as being a warm and caring friend, she is a very brilliant and an exceptionally intuitive doctor. She was the prize student of the famous homeopath in Roma, the late, Dr. Santini, and now occupies his office. I still rely on her also as a doctor, and every year when I am in Roma she prescribes a constitutional cure for whatever is going on in me.
Just recently, I took the last remedy (she’s from the school of multiple remedies rather than one substance) that she had prescribed in September. Shortly after that I caught a miserable cold, but when that ended a miracle occurred; my sense of smell, which I had lost since moving to NY, 8 years ago, has returned. Now that it’s back my taste buds are also more alive and I realize how much I’ve been missing. What a pleasure it is to smell the caffe`!
When I told her about it she said that the cold was the precursor, or the storm before the clearing.
Mind you, the cure was not specifically directed toward my loss of smell, but at my whole physical and psychological condition, which is why I love homeopathy as I do other natural healing modes. Homeopathy is more widely practiced and accepted in Europe, and in order to practice it, being an MD is required.
With much gratitude,
Posted by Barbara at February 27, 2004 10:11 AM