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!
Doing a role as I do in supporting homeopaths with social media, I can't help but notice the weight of support for the recent NHMRC report from Australia, categorically stating that homeopathy does not work, and plenty of suggestions that what we're doing is dangerous.
If you'd like to read more about the serious flaws in the report you can do so here: https://www.hri-research.org/2015/03/nhmrc-publishes-flawed-report-despite-concerns-raised-during-public-consultation/
I defer to the scientific capacity of my colleagues at the Homeopathy Research Institute for their thorough examination of the report. And in that way I can continue doing my job and not need to get involved in the discussions and the answering back, defending what I love to do.
Recently I've seen people reduce their antidepressants after over 30years dependency on them, gain freedom from headaches, discover new leases of life after years of being stuck in chronic fatigue states. I've seen eczema improve, babies begin sleeping, depression lift, hot flushes reduce, chronic colds no longer happen, ulcers heal that had been getting steadily worse. I've seen arthritic pains lessen (even had people come back and tell me there's now no evidence on scans of their previously diagnosed arthritis). I've seen gastrointestinal disorders clear, lifelong constipation resolve.
And, where I get it 'wrong' I've seen nothing happen. If I've prescribed what I felt was a well matched remedy but it's not fitted properly, there may be no change until I change the remedy to a better fit. For me that wipes out half of the placebo argument. Although the suggestion that I'm so nice to people they just feel better after a 1-2hour long chat with me is OK, and of course the placebo effect works everywhere to some extent. I'll take the compliment but I can see what I and others in my field do extends way beyond it.
So, back to the report - I'd defer back to the clients and patients of homeopaths who've tried everything else and then tried homeopathy. These patients are common, hey even have their own acronym - TEETH patients. For many, homeopathy was a complete life changer. And for me? I'm with the people, going to carry on just helping one person at a time whilst the shouting subsides.
We have a saying in Yorkshire: 'today's news, tomorrow's chip papers'.
Long may this healing art continue. As yet I've found nothing else out there like it.
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 Homeopath
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