Posts Tagged ‘Homeopathy’

PostHeaderIcon Carry On Sneezing

It's hayfever time, or so the sneezing, running eyes & general grumpiness that I'm encountering would suggest.
Yet, my own eyes & nose remain tip top. I did suffer from Hayfever for many years, but now I'm no longer its prisoner, and the smell of new mown grass can be a pleasure once more.

What can Homeopathy offer to the Hayfever sufferer? sneezing
Freedom. Feel free to stick probes up your nose, or load up with anti-histamines if you prefer. But to those of you who need your wits about you during this exam season, I say this:-
Wouldn't you rather do the Homeopathic "one dose once" and then get on with your life?
Simples. Not sneezes.

PostHeaderIcon Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Or any other day in Glasgow. The World's most changeable weather is apparently our new claim to fame – but perhaps one we'd rather not have.

Changeability in outlook is a feature of many Homeopathic remedies.Do you know anyone whose mood is Mercurial? Happy one minute, furious the next? And some who are normally sunny feel some very dark clouds at certain times, of the month or of the year.

Sad person, with no homeopathic recourse

Homeopathy has such a lot to offer on the subject of mood. It is one of its best features, how quickly the right remedy can help those in despair, in fear, or in grief. I wouldn't want to face the world without the helping hand of homeopathy in my pocket.

PostHeaderIcon He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice

What’s your wish for the season? I’ve been thinking about all the challenges that self employment has brought with it. I’ve learned so many new things – skills like website building, building building and patience building – which is still a work in progress (picture my wry smile?)
I liked this quote from a friend yesterday:
Being defeated is temporary, Giving up makes it permanent.
Seasons greetings, Good health & persistence to you!

PostHeaderIcon Autumn Leaves

Shall we all meet in the Autumn? Golden and Glowing – well, maybe in Titanic the Musical, but not in the West End of Glasgow as I look out at the remnants of Hurricane Katia.
“Why are they all named after women?” I’ve heard several people musing. Surely women are the most tempestuous…
Times of year and the seasons to which we are most drawn are of great interest to the homeopath. For many, when the nights start to draw in, it is a time of increasing depression as their spirits fall almost in time with the fall of the barometer, as the light ebbs away.
For others like myself, summer is a time when old illness pays its annual visit and it is certainly not a welcome guest. The crisp chill of autumn is a welcome relief as my old adversary takes his departure.
Haste ye back? Rather, Will ye No come back again…

PostHeaderIcon I’m a Scientist and I say So

For quite some time, I have been intrigued by the missionary zeal with which skeptic denialists try to exterminate Homeopathy, in a manner that can only be described as a fascist. I know that sounds extreme, but it is accurate. Their God is Science, and it must be worshipped absolutely. There is no room for anything that does not meet with their perfect, blond-haired standard of double blind proof.
The insipient encroachment of these “truths” into every day life was brought home to me whilst watching Susannah Reid’s Sunday morning show where an otherwise seemingly sensible woman panelist was turned instantly into a raging bigot at the mention of psychics. “It shoudn’t be allowed” she bellowed, going quite purple in the face. “They shouldn’t be allowed to charge people if it is a Talent, and where’s the scientific proof?”
Now to be clear, I have no axe to grind with psychics and no opinion as to their accuracy. What does interest me was the rise of this paternalistic, “Science will protect the poor, misguided, deluded fools from parting with their money to charlatans” rationale for simply getting rid of anything they don’t like or understand.
I don’t expect anyone actually fell off the world when Flat Earth was the prevailing belief of Science. Science had to change and update, but that does mean that it is often wrong.
Every time a denialist wishes to challenge me on Homeopathy, with all the reasoned zeal of a rabid Witchfynder General, I offer them this truth – scientific or not, it made me better. And it makes my patients better day after day.

PostHeaderIcon Surgical Spirit

Both my husband and my dog have recently recovered from surgery, with spectacularly good recovery times and outcomes. My husband took his homeopathic medicine voluntarily and in good spirit. My puppy took hers because I asked her to. They both showed little in the way of after effects from the anaesthetic and symptoms of pain seemed minimal.
I would highly recommend asking your homeopath for help with such procedures – with keyhole surgery becoming so prevalent, does conventional medicine have specific remedies for puncture wounds? Homeopathy has several.

PostHeaderIcon Whispering an Energetic Success

My dog Jake passed away a few weeks ago at the grand old age of 17. I knew little of homeopathy when he came to us as a puppy, and he was blessed with good health for most of his life. In his twilight years, he developed heart failure and at times this resulted in a cough that really seemed to upset him. He did amazingly well on Drosera, which he really objected to taking and used to spit out if he could, however it is easily absorbed through the linings of the mouth and he got better anyway. Later he seemed to appreciate that it was helping him and he took it gladly. He is much missed.
We now have a new puppy, and she has boundless energy and a joie de vivre that is really infectious. At my mother’s suggestion, I have begun to watch the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, who has an inspirational way of working with owners to allow them to achieve balance with their pets.
His methods involve energy interpretation, matching and understanding dog behaviour in a way that I have never experienced before, that is extremely powerful and interestingly, chimes really well with how I work as a Homeopath.
Interpreting a patient’s energy has been one of the most useful methods taught to me by my teacher, and Cesar’s understanding of energy has been equally inspirational to me.
Calm assertive energy – the gift I’m trying to give myself (and my puppy!) this Christmas
Check out Cesar here

PostHeaderIcon Let’s Go Periodic

I’m really looking forward to a training course this week on Scholten’s work, which looks at positioning in the periodic table of elements used in Homeopathic Remedies. Remedy relationships can then be examined to see what “near neighbours” in terms of rows & columns of the Periodic table have in common, and how they differ.
Now, if that sound scientific, that’s because it is. Homeopathy is very precise, very interesting & very applicable in today’s world.
If that sounds like Continuous Professional Development, that’s what it is.
Homeopaths in training & new ideas shocker!
Go Google Scholten, and let me know what you think.

PostHeaderIcon Homeopathy threatens another Cash Cow

As I sat down to my morning coffee and daily dose of patronising, pre-digested drivel, I was informed by BBC Breakfast that those terrible homeopathy fellows were offering an alternative to the MMR. Tonight’s programme offers an insight into “How Homeopathy has penetrated the NHS” – such balanced, calm language. Really sets the tone for what you are about to see, doesn’t it?
To be clear, I neither offer Homeopathic vaccinations myself, nor do I work in the NHS. I’m a private professional practitioner.
I do however, have a clear & stated interest in promoting the benefits of homeopathy. I don’t offer vaccinations myself, because I don’t believe in using Homeopathy as a Prophylactic.
I have watched the insidious attacks on homeopathy become more and more virulent of late, and wondered at the purpose. I didn’t have to wonder for long.
Remember Tamiflu? That was last year’s great scare & great cash cow. Statins are a real banker, take every day, for the rest of your life. Kaaaaching! -or was that catching? No money in a daily aspirin, it’s out of patent.
How about some new protective vaccinations, that we can give to a whole population. Even better, we should invent one like a cat or dog booster, that they all need every year – oh wait, that’s called a flu jag.
I will watch with interest. I will no doubt shout at the TV and point out all the hypocrisy to my long-suffering family.

But that’s OK, ultimately,I can make up my own mind, been doing it for years.
Can you?

PostHeaderIcon Nobel Prizewinner investigates High Dilutions Effects

The Homeopathy Research Institute has reported that Nobel Prize Winner Professor Luc Montagnier (the man who discovered HIV) and his team have begun a very promising line of enquiry with direct relevance to homeopathy as they continue to investigate the characteristic physico-chemical properties found in high-dilutions of biological material.

They found that pathogenic bacteria and viruses show a distinct EM signature at dilutions ranging from 10-5 to 10-12 (corresponding to ~3CH to 6CH) and that small DNA fragments (responsible for pathogenicity) were solely accountable for the EM signal. The EM signature changed with dilution levels but was unaffected by the initial concentration and remained even after the remaining DNA fragments were destroyed by chemical agents.

They observed that the EM signal was destroyed by heating or freezing the sample. Also, a ‘cross-talk’ effect was found whereby a negative sample inhibits the positive signal in another sample if they are left together overnight in a shielded container. It was also noted that the samples needed be ‘vortexed’ (a process akin to succussion) for the EM effects to be present. They propose that specific aqueous nano-structures form in the samples during the dilution process and are responsible for the EM effects measured.

In other words, after the diluting and shaking, there is still a measurable effect.
Does that sound like a placebo effect to you?

I can always give you a remedy and you can judge for yourself.

Reference
Electromagnetic signals are produced by aqueous nanostructures derived from bacterial DNA sequences
Revue Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences
Éditeur International Association of Scientists in the Interdisciplinary Areas, co-published with
Springer-Verlag GmbH
ISSN 1913-2751 (Print) 1867-1462 (Online)
Numéro Volume 1, Number 2 / juin 2009
DOI 10.1007/s12539-009-0036-7
Pages 81-90