Baseballs and Black Eyes

Joette Calabrese

Summer and baseball! Don’t you just love this season?

Just about a year ago, I attended a Cleveland Indians baseball game and had the best time (as you can tell from my face in the photo). But we were sitting safely tucked away from where any errant baseballs could pose a hazard.

However, kids throwing the ball around the yard are not quite as safely removed from projectiles! I wonder if there are any statistics on how many wayward balls have plonked their way into kids’ eye orbits? I’m guessing quite a few.

Any blunt force trauma to the eye orbit — like a ball hitting the face — is almost assuredly going to cause some measure of bruising. But even without serious injury, no one enjoys sporting a black eye. So, what should we have on hand to help address the discomfort of bruising from a blow to the periorbital area?

This is not a Banerji Protocol, but in my Academy of Practical Homeopathy®, I teach students the efficacy of utilizing Ledum palustre 200, twice a day until the black eye is very much better. If there is accompanying pain within the eyeball itself, then Symphytum officinale 200, twice daily, may also be necessary.

This combination is most often a home run!

In my podcast, My Sewing Machine Attacked Me, you’ll find that I mention Ledum is great for a “shiner” anytime there’s black and blue around the eye. And I also share a few more tips about eye injuries.

However, be aware that Ledum is not necessarily for EVERY ecchymosis. It is specific to bruising of the area around the eye. In next week’s blog post, I’ll address bruising in general — bruising in other parts of the body.

Until then, as they say in baseball practice, “Keep your eye on the ball!” (Just not literally, please. Ouch!)

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7/24/22 Blackeye


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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