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A Show of Hands

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

February 20th, 2022  |  14 Comments

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Show of hands … how many of you believe in the efficacy of homeopathic medicines?

Well, that’s certainly the majority of you, my dear readers. But wait. Do I see a few skeptics in the back who are not raising their hands?

Allow me to introduce you to a fellow student, Keryl A., who has experienced homeopathy’s effectiveness firsthand (or perhaps I should say with both hands). Keryl sent me this beautiful, unsolicited testimonial and graciously allowed me to share it with you.


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“The problems with my skin started many years ago before I even started going to grade school. I have had many years without skin problems, so when they return, I am always taken by surprise by how aggressive they can be.

“This last round of skin issues has been particularly bad. It started in June 2019 as an itchy rash between my index and middle fingers on my left hand. These rashes spread and were over most of my body. My hands were the worst. Skin was peeling off and leaving sores.

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“I have been under classical homeopathic care since 2009. In 2020, I continued with homeopathic care. I took care of my aunt until she passed, and we all thought that my skin would improve with less stress.

“That did not happen.

“In 2021, I found Joette’s website and blogs. I started reading, listening to her podcasts and learning. I was hesitant to do the Gateway classes [study groups] because I had taken homeopathy classes in the past. After reading more, I started Gateway I, and I started the Banerji Protocol for Seborrheic Dermatitis with Dandruff at the same time.

“My notes say that I started Arsenicum album 200C twice daily on November 12, 2021. I also started Hepar sulph calc 200C, one dose every other day at bedtime on November 12, 2021. I took Tuberculinum bovine 200C* (not Tuberculinum bacillinum [200C as was listed in “The Banerji Protocols”]), one dose once every week on Saturday, starting on November 13.

“I continued these medicines until January 1, so seven weeks total.

“I continued the protocol into Gateway II, and by the end of that class, my hands were so much better. I had no open areas from peeling skin. But I was back to having eczema and itchy skin with cracks, so I started that protocol on January 4: Antimonium crud 200C mixed with Arsenicum album 200C twice daily and Petroleum 200C twice daily. 

“I saw my homeopath on January 10. She was thrilled with the progress and very happy that I started taking Joette’s classes …

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“My hands continue to gradually improve. I am very happy with my new skin. At present, I am taking the Skin course and am taking Gateway I again.

“I am thrilled, but I may have to start washing dishes again. LOL (My husband has been washing our dishes since this whole thing started.) 

“Thank you for sharing so much information to help so many people.” — Keryl A.

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So, let’s try this again. Show of hands … how many of you believe in the efficacy of homeopathic medicines?

Yep. That’s all of you this time!

I imagine many of you might be thinking that Keryl’s experience is unique. But this outcome is not uncommon. I consistently see hands clear like this for clients with eczema, dermatitis and red skin syndrome.

When I take a case, I write the organ affected in the client’s main complaints in the left-hand margin of their intake sheet (liver, skin, mind, etc.). Then during subsequent consultations, I place an exclamation point before the name of the organ that has shown improvement so that I can more easily visualize the client’s results.

I also write how the organ has improved (i.e., the skin eruptions have healed, the liver enzymes are no longer elevated, etc.), and I highlight it in green — exclamation points and all. That way, I can quickly refer to the same medicine that resulted in the improvement should the condition recur later.

Years ago, when I was a practicing classical homeopath, the exclamation points only appeared here and there. But now, because of Practical Homeopathy®, the first three organs in almost all cases have “!!!” in front of them. It’s a beautiful thing! Practical Homeopathy® works better!

So, this kind of jaw-dropping result from a well-chosen homeopathic medicine is not unusual for me. I see it every single day.

What IS unusual is for the sufferer to offer such incontrovertible photographic proof.

I mean, when I hear, “Oh, my gosh, I could not eat dairy. But I can eat dairy now,” I certainly can’t compare photographs of their dairy intolerance. Likewise, when a mom tells me, “Holy cow, my child’s ear infection has cleared,” there most likely is no way to take a before-and-after photo inside their ear canal. And we certainly cannot illustrate, “My menses is not as painful anymore!”

This is why Keryl’s testimonial is so beautiful — because it’s VISUAL!

But believe me, the results I see every day in all areas of the body are no less inspirational, even though we may not have photographic proof.

So, the next time someone asks you to raise your hand if you believe in homeopathy, I hope Keryl’s hands will come to mind as you raise yours — straight and tall and with enthusiasm.

Sharing visual results like this is a great way to pass on the good news of homeopathy.


Joette Calabrese



P.S. As Keryl’s testimonial proves, joining a Gateway to Homeopathy study group is an effective first step in learning — and utilizing — homeopathy. Not only will you learn the basics from my curriculum, but you’ll also learn from like-minded others in your group. Plus, having your group’s support during times of need is invaluable.

You might also consider a specific protocol course if you have a particular area of interest. For instance, in today’s case, Skin, the Ugly Truth: Safe, Effective Treatment of Skin Ailments, Chronic or Acute, with Homeopathy helped the sufferer understand and pinpoint protocols that applied to her.

Perhaps you have different needs. If so, try my free Course Selector tool, designed to help you choose which course would be most beneficial for you and your family.

And remember — all of my Mighties (Joette’s Mighty Members) qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases. If you need assistance getting your discount, email contact@practicalhomeopathy.com for more information.

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I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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14 thoughts on “A Show of Hands”

  1. Kelsey says:

    Absolutely…positively…incredible. Bravissimo! Hand raised in the air—YES! Homeopathy is efficacious and down right life-changing.

  2. Alice says:

    I am interested in what homeopathic medicines complement Herbals for reducing Blood pressure.
    I am a Functional Medicine advocate and espouse and live by their root causes and relational approach. I have studied the new science, now readily available, live by it, and do not want pharmaceuticals.

  3. Lauren says:

    I’m glad for her improvement!
    Great article to share

  4. Kathy says:

    Me Me Me!!! (my hand is raised)
    I had a melanoma on my back and was talking into a Pet Scan, with poisonous dye, of course. NEVER AGAIN! lesson learned, but my skin was burned where I was not covered by clothes, within 4 hrs I had lesions all over inside my mouth, and on my tongue. within a few days, I had horrible ‘dandruff’ and developed eczema all over as well as blepheritis (dermatitis of the eyelids) I was shedding skin, itchy and miserable. I went to the homeopathic college and the Dr, along with 4 students decided I was classic nat mur, and I began taking it. ALL of these things were gone within a month. As well as some other lifetime issues. That was the beginning of my self studies, and Joette has been my go to!

  5. Claudette Cue says:

    I am a true believer in what it does for so many. I have about 20 containers of pills from Homeopathy. I am so very Thankful to my best Friend Beverly stone for introducing me to Homeopathy. Everything I have tried has helped me more than I dreamed. afford what Dr.’s subscribe. Most of the time it isn’t anything I need. I didn’t say goodbye to Lydia and all the lovely caring women. The meeting always hit when I couldn’t attend. Beverly has always kept me in formed. I hear from Lydia from time to time. Claudette Cue

  6. Mindy says:

    Hands down that was the best thing I’ve read in a while (pun intended)
    It really is wonderful to be able to SEE the healing. You can’t doubt that evidence.
    Thanks for sharing both Keryl and Joette!
    I’m excited to see more and more of these types of healings the more of us put this to use in our lives and our family’s lives.

  7. Mary says:

    Thank you Joette and Keryl for sharing this wonderful story with photos! Very helpful and easy to share. 🙂

  8. Saroj says:

    I requested a consult but did not receive a callback 850-774-4595

  9. Lanie Yaswinski says:

    I developed the same condition on my hands after the birth of my child- it came and went for two years. I tried several of the skin cures mentioned above with no relief. But when treated with Sepia 200 for lingering post-partum depression my skin completely cleared and the condition has not returned! So grateful for homeopathy!!!!!

  10. Michele Kumangai says:

    Yay Keryl I am so glad you shared this with Joette so that she could share it with everyone. Watching this change through our study group was amazing. Great job!

  11. LL says:

    Excellent Success story! Is the Banerji Protocol for Seborrheic Dermatitis (BP book) a misprint and inaccurate with Tuberculinium Bacilinum and should it be corrected to read: Tuberculinum Bovinum or is Bovinum simply another way to treat the same condition?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      It’s the name of the medicine that the Banerji Clinic uses in India that’s not found in the U.S.

  12. Linda S says:

    Wow! Amazing results on that lady’s hands! So far, homeopathy has cured, just in my own family: food poisoning, warts, anxiety, depression, psychosis, hangnails and so much more. God bless Dr. Hahnemann, and you, too, Joette, for working so hard to bring homeopathy to as many people as possible.

    1. Cfoss says:

      Would you share the remedy and protocol followed for warts that worked? I have tried several, without success. I may have not been following the exact protocol…

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