Remedies that don’t work

surpriseStrange how some natural remedies just don’t work.

The story usually goes like this:

Me: Did you try the herbs or cell salts we talked about last time?

Client: Yeah, and it didn’t work.

Me: Hmmm.

Client: I took the stuff and it worked, but then my symptoms came back.

Me: Did you keep taking it 3 times a day like you need to?

Client: No, I tried it once and it didn’t work, so I figured it wasn’t working – why keep taking it?

Me: Well, things that come in a bottle usually work better when they are inside of you instead of the bottle.

Client: Oh yeah, ha ha. But it still didn’t work. I felt better for a while, but it stopped working.  Your stuff doesn’t work.

Me: How long is an aspirin good for?

Client: About 8 hours

Me: Hmmm, so after 8 hours it doesn’t work anymore?

Client: Hmmmm.

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Christina

    Reply Reply October 26, 2011

    HMMMMMMMM, I would always listen to the advice of Cindy Black.

  • Maya

    Reply Reply November 8, 2011

    Geez, I know…about a week ago I smelled some peppermint oil, and today I have a headache. What gives?…So much for those natural remedies, aren’t they supposed to work before I even have a problem?!

  • Heather

    Reply Reply April 9, 2013

    Love it!

  • Bernita

    Reply Reply March 30, 2016

    OH MY GOSH. If I have a “botton” this is IT. Like my colleague says: We find something that works, and then we stop doing it.

    IDK. I’m getting old and I’m burning out. I think I may need to take some flower essences for impatience and critical/negative perspective. LOL Luckily, I have many to choose from.

    Life is good. I loved the post on F/B the other day: The Universe Does Not Speak English. The Universe Speaks FREQUENCY.

    My job is just to mind my own frequency and everything else will play out in right order and right timing.

  • Genesis-Margaret Roy

    Reply Reply March 30, 2016

    hahaha lol .. I love Cindy’s dialogue, yes, that is the way it happens … today people like instant relief and it should continue without their efforts, lol … Well, when we learn the different frequency and chemistry of the vehicle (our body), then we know that we need to shift through the seasons with different remedies … nothing stays the same so nothing will work the same all the time! Fun exploring the healing remedies of your discomforts!

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