There are so many suggestions going around the internet these days for everything to do with the pandemic. I have been seeing clients one-to-one and teaching a fun, at-home homeopathy class.
Basically, my regular routine has stayed the same.
Not everyone is so lucky.
I wanted to write this post, both for those in lonely isolation and those in isolation with others.
These are some practical ways in which to nourish yourself and your immune system in times of uncertainty and panic.
1) See your homeopath.
Yes, we are seeing clients remotely.
If you are not feeling like yourself, if this time is bringing out hidden anxieties and fears, then it's really the perfect time to have a full case taking. Feel like yourself again.
I am not afraid of Covid19, you don't have to be either.
We can also suggest additional remedies and protocols to support your immune system, adrenal system, nervous system, etc.
2) Rescue Remedy
This little darling is available at most pharmacies and natural health food stores,
If you are feeling panicked, stressed and anxious, take it four times a day for several days. This will tide you over until you see your homeopath and get a personalized remedy for you.
You can also take it in addition to your core remedy.
3) Castor Oil Packs
Now is the time! It feels as relaxing as going to a spa or lying on the beach... and is especially helpful right before bed, so that you can have a deeper and more restful sleep.
Start with 10-20 minutes if you've never done one before. If you are sick, menstruating, or pregnant, check with your healthcare practitioner before use.
This is the brand I use. Instructions at the bottom. (St Francis Herb Farm)
4) Hug a tree
Yesterday I saw someone hugging a tree for ten minutes in the park beside my home. They walked away, gave the tree a little loving head nod/bow, and continued on their way. What a good idea if you can't hug a person right now!
5) Call a friend
If you are doing ok, busy at home with your family. Call a single friend! Don't give them any advice, just listen. They will appreciate knowing that you care.
It's just a stressful time all around. Isolation. Job loss. Illness.
Here are some suggestions.
Rescue Remedy (Bach Flower Essence mix) 4 x per day.
The repetition is important right now to get the full effect.
This is a gentle, pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly, flower essence mixture that can be found at most pharmacies and health food stores. It's in a yellow bottle, sometimes near the checkout.
Your heart is in constant interface with the environment and the rest of you body. It plays a key role in adaptation and health. So support your heart health by using the easy HeartMath relaxations.
Crisis situations bring our stresses and fears to the surface. It is the perfect time to have a holistic homeopathy consultation in order to express what is happening on the inside and to receive a remedy that will improve your overall health and immunity.
There is no natural or conventional health product that is specific to prevent or treat the corona virus. Please follow these Canadian directives to ensure health.
Here is a homeopathic take on it.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Lucky us, we get to celebrate the new year twice! So all those new year's resolutions have a second chance... haha.
I love Chinese medicine because it works with symbols.
This year is the year of the Golden Rat. According to Straight Bamboo:
2020 imagery of Yang (male)-Metal-Rat is like a ship in the ocean pushing against the strong wind. This combination shows signs of a storm!
Hmm, a storm of peace, I hope. Let's storm heaven with prayers?
Chinese medicine is thousands of years old. We have to listen to that wisdom. And that wisdom speaks in symbols. The rat is intelligent and inquisitive, metal is strong, like a sword. I don't believe in predicting the future, but I do believe in cycles and themes, so enjoy the ride in the strong ocean ship of 2020!
Happy New Year!
Dear Press and those who care about health, liberty, and truth,
Every time I see an article in the press about homeopathy I wonder what happened to the desire to find and tell the truth. Instead, I see the same criticisms on repeat.
“Depuis des décennies, les chercheurs le disent et le répètent : ça n’a aucun fondement scientifique.”
There is a wealth of scientific studies that prove that homeopathy works. There are studies on humans, on animals, there are studies that have been repeated over and over with positive results for homeopathy.
Even the original Australian report, a mega-analysis, was in favour of homeopathy.
Homeopathy is used by millions of people, is part of major healthcare systems worldwide and is also established in Canada.
So why are we still discussing this?
Because these journalists don’t really care about the proof.
What if it really does work?
How can something that has been diluted (and succussed) in water tens or hundreds of times possibly have an effect on a human being? It’s just not scientific, they say.
Isabelle Hachey chose the perfect quotation. It is worth reading carefully, for it does not say that homeopathy isn’t scientific, but only that it is outside of our current knowledge.
Le Conseil scientifique des académies des sciences européennes (EASAC) le formule ainsi : « Les revendications scientifiques de l’homéopathie ne sont pas plausibles et sont incompatibles avec les concepts établis de la chimie et de la physique. »
Or, as my husband put it;
“Pour les scientifiques c’est comme d’accepter que dieu existe.”
I think that he hit the nail right on the head.
This is why they accuse us of “believing” homeopathy works. Not because we believe it - we don’t - we observe it. But because for them, it would mean changing their beliefs.
Presently they believe the “concepts established in chemistry and physics.” We have to take into account that science makes concepts from the best collection of current knowledge and that the concepts are supposed to evolve as new information is gathered. For example, from the earth being flat to the earth being round. It is just the best of what we know now. It is not the rule for all of time. Imagine if we hadn’t let go of the concept of the earth being flat. We wouldn’t have made it to the moon. When we think of the established concepts as universal, unchangeable rules, this is when science becomes religion and ceases to be science.
So, in fact, to deny proof is to make science into a god, not the other way around.
Science learns from experimentation! Science is not set in stone. When we have proof of something happening that is outside of what is currently accepted in science, the scientific response is to investigate, not to deny!
So I invite you to be a scientist, to investigate with curiosity and without preconceived notions. Read the studies yourself, not someone else’s interpretation of them, learn without arrogance, listen without judgement. What do you have to loose?
What is the truth?
If you cannot learn, can you be truly free?
Homeopathy makes caring for a distressed baby a lot easier...
Well, it makes it a bit less difficult!
Whenever my baby cries for no obvious reason (obvious reasons being hunger, a head bump, etc) and does not respond to being comforted, I know homeopathy can help.
Step 1. Just OBSERVE :
How is baby acting different than usual?
What is the quality of his cry like?
What is his mood, attitude and behavior like?
Is there anything that makes his state better or worse?
Step 2. SEARCH the internet :
Unless you have homeopathic books and know-how, in which case, use them!
There are key signs to observe that will point you towards the remedy that will help. These are learned with experience, but here are a few examples.
Very common teething remedy
Asks for something and then refuses it once given (so acts like he wants to nurse but then pulls away from the breast for example, or ask vehemently for cheerios then throws them on the floor angrily)
Crying in sleep
You might feel frustrated with the baby in this state. Listen to your feelings, they can point you to an important sign. What do you feel frustrated at?
Wants to be carried-only calm when slowly carried
Can have greenish-yellow secretions
Might be a reaction to fatty food
Calcarea Carbonica 9ch
Crying or aggravated from 7:30 to 9pm
Sweaty head when sleeping
Lots of baby fat
Step 3. Give A SINGLE DOSE of the indicated remedy and WAIT
Depending on the age of your baby, you can give a single granule or dissolve it in water and give a drop of the water solution, or, if breastfeeding, just take a dose yourself while feeding.
I use filtered water in bottles and mini cups from the dollar store. And recycle after use, so as not to inadvertently dose someone else.
I have had absolutely amazing results by using homeopathic remedies in this way. Seeing my baby go from distressed to peaceful and usually sleeping within minutes is the norm now.
If I don't have amazing results in the above manner, I resort to seeing the homeopath and taking a remedy myself! The baby always improves after I get a good remedy. :)
I hope this little post can help you and yours!
As always, please reach out if you are in need of assistance.
It seems to be getting a bit warm outside...
Remember last summer? 40 degrees and humid!
Thankfully this year is not that hot.
If you are someone who suffers from the heat consider helping yourself to adjust with these two amazing and versatile homeopathic complexes: HTSF TRAUMA and HTSF INTOX.
Last summer, I was quite pregnant and during the first heatwave I felt like I was going to die. It was intense. Nausea, twisted intestinal sensations like food poisoning, headache, and general malaise.
I felt like I was about to be violently ill.
Until I remembered what the brilliant Martine Jourde had suggested to save the chickens during the last heatwave. The heat hits them like a TRAUMA and they get sick as if INTOX (icated).
If you would like to learn how to use these complexes, please join my HTSF Line One class this September 2019! Would love to see you there!
There is a subdomain in homeopathy concerning the use of "cell salts". These are 12 mineral combinations found in the human body. The proponents of cell salts seem to be able to heal almost all illness by re balancing one or more of these salts (and silicea).
If you would like to dive in, I recommened the book by Boericke and Dewey (two masters of homeopathy). It's called: The 12 Tissue Remedies of Shussler.