Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
Especially when you're telling the truth.
It feels so utterly corrupt and so not 2019. 1984 perhaps. I keep hearing that quoted and feel a lack in my literary education. However I'm not sure if reading it would help. It feels a little bleak. Like a train going full steam ahead but not asking questions. Yes to everything offered but not looking at why we're getting sicker. And anything might help? Shut them up straight away.
So this week there's been a BBC flurry driven by an anti-homeopathy campaigner, which feels to be escalating. I've removed certain qualifications from my website, and a page and a couple of blogs so am not at risk of attack.
2019? At risk of attack for my profession. Yes. True sadly. But I'd not be the first. Colleagues have, in the past, had death treats. Which feels so crazy to be doing this work and getting such flak for it.
Likely at some point I may not even be able to say 'homeopathy may help...' which feels wishy washy anyway. I've not been 'allowed' to say 'cure' for a long time. Homeopathy has helped me loads so I'd ask if it's helped you, please keep talking about it.
To finish I'll leave you with Camilla Sherr for a tiny insight into how it is at times being a homeopath. I'm especially feeling this today. There's another short clip on the Magic Pills Facebook page here where she talks about how amazing it is. That's for balance here. And it is. It's truly remarkable work. It's not easy but it is the most satisfying, incredible thing to work with and see. Here's Camilla. Feeling it today.
I don't know why but sometimes you see a run of a certain thing (ha no puns intended here) in clinic and it seems to have been around poo - or lack of which has been the bigger issue.
Researching our natural frequency - apparently anything between three times a day to three times a week is considered normal. It seems from chatting to people recently, those going three times a week would rather it be more frequent - and have been relieved when perhaps the frequency has increased.
Over the last few weeks I've seen issues with urging to go - non-existent to improved, frequency of going improved and chatted with others about issues around this outside of work. I'm amazed really how little we go at times - how little we talk about it and how embarrassed we are at times when we do.
Surely it's a fact of life, like death - and it's going to happen so we may as well not shy away from it? One of the great things I love about my clinic space is that anything can be expressed, and without judgement. So yes, we chat about poo too. Or death. Or anything really.
Homeopathic medicines can be so helpful in this area - post surgery constipation I've seen improve several times (and just recently post surgical bladder incontinence resolved beautifully with a couple of doses of Pulsatilla). Remedies that have been helpful to me in the last few weeks include but are not limited to: Agaricus, Bovista, Carbo Veg, Mag Mur, Nux Vomica, Opium. All as homeopathic medicines - and many with one dose or a couple of repeated doses. I've seen great benefits with others too - Calc Carb for example - where the symptoms fit can be wonderful.
Where the symptoms fit is the key phrase. Constipation in my repertory has 890 remedies that have the feature listed in them. So yes it narrows it down out of the 4000 available homeopathic medicines - but not so much. We need more details. Constipation alternating with diarrhoea has just 158. So if that's the issue it's a little more refined already. We have medicines for constipation worse for chill, constipation after laxatives, worse different times of day and much more.
It's important for us to know who you are too. My best successes in clinic I would say are those in whom I can perceive the person who has the dis-ease as well as understanding the dis-ease, and I'm able to prescribe a remedy that fits it all. Then I'm likely to see longer lasting effects.
There is of course action you can take into your own hands:
But if you've checked off all that, if you still can't poo and it's a regular thing, get everything checked out by a GP or medical professional - and if there's nothing 'wrong' going on - head out to see the homeopath and see what we can do for you. It's amazing how many people we manage to help who've been through 'all the options' and come as a last ditch attempt to us - and find relief.
www.findahomeopath.org to find someone near you or feel free to get in touch with me to find out more about working with me. I'm currently (it's now March 2019 in case you're reading this lots later) making appointments for new clients May '19 onwards.
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley MARH, Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition