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Address the Pain! Avoid the Knife!

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

November 23rd, 2020  |  31 Comments

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Joette Calabrese

There’s an old saw in carpentry (pardon the pun): Measure twice; cut once.

However, when it comes to our bodies, it’s better not to cut at all!

Many people immediately turn to orthopedic surgeons when they experience intense joint pain. But surgeons are trained to cut!

It is the rare — and excellent — orthopedic surgeon who challenges patients to seek other alternative solutions first.

While physical therapy, weight loss, or Pilates, yoga and water workouts can be helpful, nothing comes close to the efficacy and safety of homeopathic medicines.

Homeopathy can help reduce or eliminate joint pain.

I’ve seen homeopathic medicines work so well that they’ve aborted the need for surgery completely! In other cases, it has enabled the patient to postpone surgery — putting it off for as many as 5-10 years.

At the very least, homeopathy can make the pain more manageable as you determine your course.

Take hip pain, for example.

Between 2000 and 2010, hip surgeries more than doubled in the United States! How many of those might have been avoided through the use of homeopathy?

In general, for hip pain, I teach the use of:

And also, I’ve found Aesculus 200, used twice daily, can often provide relief all by itself!

This is not to say homeopathy will always provide miraculous resolution or that all orthopedic surgeries are unnecessary or unavoidable (depending on the joint injury and degradation).

But I do believe “the knife” should be reserved as a last resort.

If surgery is absolutely required, homeopathy can assist the body both before and after. For more details, see my previous blog posts, Anticipating Surgery? Homeopathy Can Help and Surgery: Answering Your Questions.

For standard, post-surgical incision pain, read Surgery? S Is for Staphysagria.

If post-surgical complications are encountered, again, call on homeopathy first! (I discussed one such example in Don’t Look if You’re Squeamish.)

No matter what stage of orthopedic pain, remember to incorporate homeopathy into your regimen. It’s the versatile, elegant, effective medicine we all have been searching for.

AND, given the climate of big medicine and government mandates, the little Hitlers in gubernatorial positions, and the little men who think they know what you ought to have injected into your body, I urge you … nay, I beseech you to own as many homeopathic medicines as you can and own the knowledge of how to use them.

Up your pace (they’ve upped theirs) and take back your freedom with knowledge.

Follow me, and I’ll lead you. Facebook Live. Joette’s Mighty Members. This blog. My podcasts. Gateway to Homeopathy study groups. And my more in-depth online courses.

You are the hero. I am your guide. 


Joette Calabrese


P.S. I am relaunching my course: “Make It Stop! Escape From the Prison of Chronic (and Acute) Pain Using Practical Homeopathy®: Learn Effective Methods to Uproot Pain, Often for Good.”

I created it to give you hope that efficacious homeopathic solutions to intractable pain exist.

Click on this link, and you’ll be able to download the free course infographic.  

If you have been desperate to learn a safe, inexpensive way to uproot your or your loved one’s debilitating pain, I urge you to consider this course now. Homeopathy has excellent medicines for addressing ailments ranging from mildly irritating pain (such as stiff muscles after exercising) to more severe, screaming pain (such as arthritis, dental pain or a pinched spinal nerve).

This is an indispensable course if you want to learn how to deal with:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis & Joint pain 
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle pain
  • Dental pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Bone pain
  • Growing pains
  • Gout
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuralgia
  • Spasms and Cramps
  • Chronic pain after injury, old injury pain that comes back
  • Idiopathic / Unexplained pain
  • And much more

    For a full outline, click here. 


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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Joette laughingI 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.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

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.

We've provided links for your convenience but we do not receive any remuneration nor affiliation in payment from your purchase.

The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


31 thoughts on “Address the Pain! Avoid the Knife!”

  1. Andrea says:

    Sciatica, arghhh forgot its original cause a ruptured disc. Spoke to the doctor, explained everything, answered all her questions. Arranged physio. Then thought aha! Symphytum 200 mixed with Calc phos 6, a few prayers a drop of St Judes Oil from Faversham and viola the pain is easing a lot faster than it was before. Thank God for Homeopathy absolute God send for my Mother and I. Clears my sinuses too, eases my Mothers pain in her ulcers, kills the infection. I remember what you said about HeparSulph. Thanks again Joette.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Delighted to hear!

  2. Stefanie says:

    I think I’ll have to take this course. My mom is dealing with extreme nerve pain (sciatica) from degenerative disc disease. To avoid surgery, I’ve gotten her taking hypericum, first in 200, then 1 M (1 M took care of nerve pain I had had for 15 years in my neck!). She’s not experiencing any relief, even with 10M. It’s so severe that I don’t know what else to try. Would Belladonna be appropriate to add? Or Bryonia, if better with movement? I’ve never heard of nerve pain not being helped by hypericum so I’m at a loss.

  3. Emily S says:

    Would these same remedies help knee pain as welll? Thanks!

  4. Aiona Anderson says:

    Is there a protocol
    for compression vertebrae fractures and hairline hip fracture? Thanks you,

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If you use my name and the name of the condition in your browser you’ll find what you’re looking for. instead of looking specifically for hairline hip fracture and fractures, use the word “bones”.

  5. Cara Mitchell says:

    You are an intelligent woman. I am sure you can come up with a more accurate adjective to describe the feeling you are trying to convey. Hitler is hurtful and not appropriate.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Do you like governors declaring what you wear across your face? Do you approve of government public announcements encouraging your neighbors to snitch on you if you have more than 10 relatives in your home? Do you like the idea of gov’t mandates requiring you to submit to an injection?
      Sounds like it’s moving towards a Hitlerian state to me.
      My comments are robustly appropriate.
      And God forbid, I’ve hurt someone’s feelings.

      1. Marcey says:

        Something everyone needs to realize, to be offended is a choice. Everyone is in charge of their own feelings and how they CHOOSE to react. No one can please all the people all the time.
        Choose to not be offended by others words because in reality the only thing we have control over is ourselves.
        God is stronger and has already won the war.
        Joette, keep on doing what you’re doing! We appreciate it.

      2. Lori B says:

        Well said Joette

  6. Pat says:

    I took the pain course and it is fabulous. So much good information in it! I was just diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and was very pleased to find a protocol for that in the course. Now working on healing!

  7. Marguerite Hayward says:

    Hi, I am looking for information to help with bone spurs in knees. I have not found what I am looking for with searches. Thank you for guiding me to the right spot. I am learning so much!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Use the words”JoetteCalabreseBoneSpurs” in your browser.

  8. Tanya Boyd says:

    I am trying to help my son with his back issues; just general weakness, achiness and fatigue, mostly, in his back. He is 25, fit, active and strong, but struggles to carry a backpack for a short hike, and feels the need to continually adjust his posture. There is no pain per se, but just a continual need to crack his back or stretch it out. Is there a protocol I can use for him? I am currently studying Feminology and prefer not to start another course until that is finished. But I do want to help my son. A protocol to use in the meantime, before I begin another course? Thank you!

  9. Barb says:

    Hi joette I have a question on arnica it heals cuts by clotting the blood does it affect people the have blood clots in there lungs my parents won’t use it because of that though could u help me

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      It’s unfortunate that folks come to homeopathy with an allopathic mindset. It has distorted what real medicine is capable of doing. Drugs manipulate. Homeopathy doesn’t do that; it corrects conditions. Whether the blood is too thin or too viscous, it gently stimulates the body to make the correction, instead of forcing a direction. You might want to read up on Arnica in your materia medica.
      Having said this, I’m not declaring that Arnica is needed for someone who has blood clots in the lungs. There’s a little more to it than that.

  10. Sarah says:

    HI Joette Thanks so much for your blog. I am learning so much from it.
    Is Calc Phos 3 with symphytum 200 2D the same protocol for scoliosis?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:


  11. Kirsten says:

    So glad I found this! I’m trying to help my dog with arthritis in her hips. I’m going to try this. Thank you so much for sharing this protocol!

  12. Rebekah says:

    Hello Joette, I’m interested in hypericum and potency info for my mom. She fell 10 years ago from the top of her motor home. She landed on a pipe sticking out from the ground. She completely shattered two vertebrae and her spinal cord ripped open from top to bottom. The neurosurgeon said it was like her abdomen was full of spaghetti that he had to tuck back into her spinal cord and sew it up. My mom is a saint. She is in so much pain but is not bitter. She is a sweetheart. I love her with every cell of my being.

    She is paralyzed from the waist down, but has horrendous, painful, “nerve pain storms” daily in her legs where she is paralyzed. This has been going on for a decade. I’m afraid to use M potency without guidance. Can you steer me a little? Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I can’t give you specific advice but I must ask why 1M or 10M frighten you?
      I teach how to use these potencies in my online course titled “Pain”

      1. Rebekah says:

        Hmmm… I don’t know! I was a patient of a classical homeopath for a few years, maybe my fear comes from that introduction to remedies. I’m two weeks into Gateway 1, and am looking forward to taking all the courses!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          Most certainly that’s the reason.
          Don’t be afraid of these medicines.

  13. Tiffany says:

    Thank you so much, Joette. Some days, the weight of the state of the world is a little too heavy, and I am able to find solace when I listen to you speak with so much enthusiasm and confidence. Homeopathy helps me to feel like there is something small that I can still control in my life. You give me hope. Thank you.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Tiffany, taking on your health care is pretty darned big. Keep it up and you’ll see how it can gird you for facing even the world in which we live.
      And by the way, I think we’re in for a bit of a rough ride because it’s coming to a head but there’s clear sailing just beyond that.
      Stay tight.

  14. Tiffany says:

    I just realized I have a question haha.

    Are these protocols only addressing pain or are they healing the joint? It makes me nervous to just cover the pain because then we aren’t as aware that there is harm being done. Does that mean we are just delaying the inevitable, or can remedies heal joints?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Most certainly! Homeopathy doesn’t cover up; the aim is to uproot.

  15. N says:

    3x or 3c for calc ph ?

  16. Tina says:

    Hi Joette….I wondered what exact strength for using the calcarea phosphorica with the Symphytum for hip pain as shown above in your article? Should the calca phos be 3x or 3c?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:


  17. Beth Murray says:

    What if there is no hip pain, but there is instability from hip dysplasia?

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