children…

childhood flowers

A phone conversation at the weekend made me think about Kahlil Gibran’s beautiful poetic essay On children. How much during any healing process, for our children and for ourselves, do we need to bear his words in mind? When our children are emotionally out of balance one of the first questions we can ask ourselves is do I have any part in this? What has been happening in our relationships and in our lives lately? What can I do? It is sometimes a painful process where we examine our own inadequacies, face up to realities, pick [...] Read more…

choices in vaccination

shutterstock_52870667

Many of us vaccinate our children or ourselves without giving it a second thought, what with dynamic advertising campaigns from the NHS, pressure from doctors, nurses, midwives, and often pressure from within our own families. We tend to see only one side of the story and that is the side expressed by the government. Whether you are considering vaccinating a newborn child, the HPV vaccination for 11 and 12 year old girls, or travel vaccinations for yourself and your family, there is another side to the story and a quite interesting [...] Read more…

pesticide levels in fruit and vegetables

vegetable heart

Organic fruit and vegetables contain more nutrients and less chemical residue which is potentially bad for out health, that is clear. But it is not always possible to afford all organic produce. In this case it’s really helpful to know which produce has the highest concentration of pesticides and which has the lowest. Pesticide Network Action have produced a list of the best and worst. Fruits and vegetables with little or no pesticide residues: Star Fruit, plums, exotic fruits, kiwi, bananas, raspberries, other berries, melons. Corn on the cob, leeks, [...] Read more…

september greetings

There’s a chill in the air and I’m looking forward to the smell of wood smoke, falling leaves, and wrapping up warmly. After a busy few weeks over the summer I’m glad to say I’m now permanently back in this space, blogging at least once a week. I’m quite happy to be tucked up in my warm office writing blogs today!  I’m excited about all the possibilities. I will shortly be starting a Remedy of the Month article which will focus on a useful remedy that can easily be used [...] Read more…

birth story…

Birth story image

For anyone who is about to have a baby, actually for anyone at all, I highly recommend the book Spiritual Midwifery. Full of positive birth stories and sound advice - it is a classic. It was written by Ina May Gaskin, one of The Farm Midwives. This group was a ‘…spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth.’ This is the trailer to the film they have made about their experiences. It [...] Read more…

measles epidemic

Measles Girl

Measles is a hot topic at the moment. But how to treat it homeopathically if you suspect your child is infected? Have a look at the following remedies below but seek advice from your health care provider if you are concerned. I highly recommend an excellent article by Miranda Castro on her website entitled Homeopathy for Childhood Illnesses. She is hugely supportive of the emotions parents go through when faced with a childhood illness such as measles. She gives a lot of information and goes on to recommend how to [...] Read more…

The Society of Homeopaths: pleased to be a member!

rshom-logo-430

I am very pleased to be a member of the Society of Homeopaths. The Society is the largest register of Homeopaths in the UK. It aims to promote high quality homeopathic healthcare for all. More specifically: To develop and maintain high standards for the practice of homeopathy. That homeopaths registered with the Society practice to the Society’s standards and it’s code of ethics and practice. To protect the public’s freedom to have homeopathic treatment now and in the future. To promote public awareness of homeopathy and encourages it’s good use [...] Read more…

Why Arnica Homeopathy?

Arnica Flower Head

I chose Arnica as the name and symbol for the practice because the strength and breadth of action of this herb has always held me in awe. Arnica Montana, the mountain daisy with beautiful golden flowers are like miniature suns radiating their healing potential. Arnica is the first remedy to think of if you have had any kind of physical injury. It can be applied in herbal preparation – easily bought from most chemists as a cream or tincture to be applied directly onto bruised or injured areas (but do [...] Read more…