Dealing with a Negative Comment


I had to deal with my first negative comment on a blog. I knew it was coming….just waiting to see how long it took. It was short, and to the point. And it wasn’t personal-too much. but of course we tend to make things personal, don’t we. You can read it under this blog, during my trip to Haiti. There are a lot of homeopathy-haters out there. I guess there are a lot of haters out there period. They are just looking, and searching and watching for their personal pet-peeve to come up so they can say something nasty back. I am naive about this. It just seems odd to me to look for something you don’t like, so you can just comment on it.

Anyway, I figure the best way to deal with it, is to go ahead and let it be posted, and then try to answer the best I can, without putting my foot in my mouth. (Who wants to eat crow?) I don’t want to restate here what I already said there. I used it as a teaching exercise. It was a bit exhausting to write, but I’m glad I did. I think I stated things clearly, and objectively as I could, without condemning the commenter. I can’t help my little sarcasm though. That’s what makes these thing a little fun to read, right?

I think it was nice to get that comment, the more I think about it. It made me think of my own reasons for doing homeopathy, and how I view it as a healing modality. People often ask me if it is hard jump back to “regular” medicine, when I know homeopathy. So far, it is OK for me. I can help people both ways. Some folks just want allopathic meds–“I need a Z-pack doc, I’m getting a cold and I can’t be sick this weekend.” Maybe I can convince them otherwise, maybe not. But that is their choice.

Again, we all have choices. When I see a patient that is a smoker, I tell them-with a bit of sarcasm, “that’s bad for you” and laugh a bit with them, stating the obvious. But then I ask them if they ever quit, or do they have any desire to quit. If they say no….I drop it. Why should I push? They have made a choice. If they want to choose differently I can help. People need to take some responsibility for themselves. I’m not their mother! But if they choose wisely, I will do all I can to help them.

What choices have you made to help yourself in a positive way?


Cristo from S. Africa - on a rock near Sedona, AZ



About Dr. Greg Meyer

I'm a homeopathic physician, an urgent care physician, camper, hiker, traveler, and photographer. After Microbiology & Epidemiology, I studied medicine and more recently have become fascinated on how homeopathy can actually cure disease, or better said-how it allows the body to actually heal itself. I'm available for consultations in classical homeopathy. Check my website for more information.
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1 Response to Dealing with a Negative Comment

  1. Nikki says:

    You are the epitome of the world to come….the world of homeopathy & allopathic treatment in a harmonious center. You are our warrior Dr. Meyer. My introduction to homeopathy was in 1997. Crippled with spinal injuries I was told I would be permanently in a wheelchair in 10 years. Even with this prognosis I went kicking and screaming to my first Homeopathic meeting where I was told I didn’t have to believe in it for it to work. How true it was!! My life an spine were given back to me. There is a DEFINITIVE CURE in a form most Western practitioners frowned upon. Go forward with your trusty shield and unite the powers of both sides. We all need you and your wisdom.

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