I have completed a degree course in homeopathy with the Centre for Homeopathic Education. I moved to Tenbury Wells in December, and have a practice room at Temeside House.
This blog will map my journey as a homeopath and provide information for people who want to improve their health and well-being.
I charge £40 for the first consultation for chronic problems, which will usually last an hour.
I first came to homeopathy in 1977 after being diagnosed with colic. I found that New Era Tissue salts helped with the symptoms I had. A change of diet stopped the condition developing further.
I have used homeopathy since 1977 for a range of health problems, including breast-feeding and childbirth. I have 4 children and have used remedies for all their health problems. We had a variety of animals, and I used remedies on a cow, horses, and dogs.
I have also used Bach Flower Remedies and I found them effective for mental and emotional disturbances, with Rescue Remedy being most often used for trauma.
I have participated in providing treatment at the low-cost clinic at Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, with the Centre for Homeopathic Education. This has provided valuable experience in providing services for patients.
The picture shows the Pasque flower, which belongs to the Pulsatilla genus. Pulsatilla has been used as a homeopathic remedy since 1805.
I recently worked for the Travelling Homeopaths at Glastonbury, treating people with acute problems to get them through the festival. It was a wonderful experience to be among so many good-natured people in less than ideal conditions. The mud was something else.
This week I visited Weleda head office and gardens. It was fascinating to see plants such as Monkshood, Hemlock and Poison Ivy, as well as a lot of Marigolds. Remedies are produced using water treated with reverse osmosis, and tinctures are made with alcohol made from organic wheat. It is impressive the trouble they take to produce products of the highest quality.
Hahnemann developed Homeopathy and wrote about his principles The Organon of the Medical Art.
He wanted to find a way to cure the sick, quickly, gently and permanently in a predictable way, with the least possible disadvantages, according to definite principles. He was a physician who was practicing at a time when blood-letting was common. Mercury and arsenic were common remedies.
He wanted to avoid harmful side-effects of remedies, and so diluted them until they were safe, while still acting to stimulate the body’s immune system. Sulphur was a favourite remedy.