Learning to use homeopathy in the home, written by Lorraine Ellison, Homeopath at the Harbord Homeopathic Clinic
Several times a year at the Harbord Homeopathic Clinic we run first aid talks about learning to use homeopathy in the home. These talks teach you how to use the twenty most commonly needed homeopathic remedies. We hold the talks at our clinic which is located in Brookvale, Sydney not far from Manly or Dee Why. Those who attend seem to love them and the practitioners love them too as it reignites our love for what we do…..
We hope these courses enable you to treat some common ailments yourself. We also hope it will encourage you to enter a fun, ongoing relationship with your family’s ‘dis-ease’ responses by understanding them in a homeopathic framework.
In these courses we also love to hear from you: Grandma’s treatment of a 3am earache; dads declaration that he used Chamomilla with great success for his teething child; the well timed use of a homeopathic dose of Belladonna.
Match the physical with the emotional
Our bodies have to deal with many physical stressors: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, tobacco, chemicals, junk food etc etc. Sometimes these physical stressors lead to emotional upsets: insomnia, irritability, restlessness and more…
When we choose a homeopathic remedy we will be matching the physical with the emotional – as none of these symptoms happen in isolation. We want the whole shooting match!
For example, a teething baby may be clingy, teary and miserable OR a teething baby may be irritable, stroppy and no one can help. .
SO our remedy will be chosen to match the physical with the emotional.
It is the same with a child at school – they may respond to being in trouble by being angry – possibly by bullying, hitting or biting OR they may respond by “shutting down” and hiding out in the bedroom alone. Two different presentations of anxiety in a school child.
As adults, we may be dealing with migraine, prolonged grief, feeling overwhelmed, irritability. These are times when a visit to your homeopath is essential….. Again, our remedy will match the physical with the emotional.
Sometimes you need the guidance of a trained homeopath
Some of these signs and symptoms can be treated at home and we encourage you to do this but in some cases you will need the guidance and training of a qualified homeopath.
That is why we homeopaths run these courses – firstly to give you the confidence to choose your own remedies and secondly to know when to ask your homeopath for an appointment. For the dates of upcoming talks please click here.
Homeopathy kits are used around the world
There are twenty homeopathic remedies which are commonly used around the world by families, for the treatment of everyday ailments. Despite homeopathy’s impressive popularity in Europe, it is even more popular in India. In these countries many people grow up knowing the names of the remedies Arnica and Chamomilla and know how to use them but if you have only just discovered homeopathy then “you have to start somewhere” and it doesn’t take long to start using them yourself.