I went to see my naturopath a few days ago, and during our appointment she administered a homeopathic silica treatment to me. I have limited experience with homeopathic treatments, but when she sprinkled four unintimidating little sugar pellets into my palm and told me to put them under my tongue, I obeyed blindly. If it looks and tastes like sugar, how can it bother me that it's actually something classified as a "metalloid?"
Still, I was curious after ingesting the stuff to know just what it was going to do to me. So I sniffed around online a bit and found out in a few clicks that it's one of the most common treatments for expelling toxins and foreign materials from the body.
What I also found and which intrigued me was this excerpt on the Silica Personality:
Homeopathy ascribes certain personality types to certain remedies. The silica personality is said to be chronically exhausted and lacking in stamina. These people are happy to sit and take no action. The silica personality type feels cold intensely. These people are often intellectually bright but lack confidence. They obsess about small details to the point of exhaustion because they fear failure and being hurt. They tend to be shy and have good manners, but are also willful to the point of resenting any outside interference.
They tend toward curvature of the spine.
I think my scoliosis actually twinged when I read that line. Especially after reading the other parts because, although not entirely accurate, much of it's definitely on target re my personality.
I AM SILICA!
I'm always fascinated by the science or lack thereof behind such types of personailty theories. Undeniably accurate to a degree that seems due to more than luck.
How do they do it?