Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
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Where I say 'I' there, I suppose I mean me + homeopathy. The super duo. And not that I was blowing my own trumpet, more that I believed that homeopathy can help with anything.
Because it's kind of like inverting the medical model, or just blowing wide open the reductionist approach, we're looking at whole people. Real people, not just a bad toe, a case of IBS, a brain tumour. Not a collection of symptoms, or isolated things of fascination, but a whole, living being, working in harmony. Or not, as the case may be.
As we're looking at that whole, looking to get it back into balance, gently stimulating their system with a selected homeopathic medicine, it can be amazing to see the things that drop away and get better. If someone has serious health issues, seeing people whilst they consult with their conventional medical practitioner is the way I prefer to do it, for example where someone wants to reduce their drugs, or they're finding that the drugs they're taking still aren't combatting the problem. I would never suggest to anyone that they reduce the drugs they're taking. Not my place. But should they wish to do that under supervision of the doctor that prescribed it because they're stopped having the issue, for example recurrent UTIs, in a recent case, then that's another case entirely. It's team work - I love to do my bit but always suggest people use the available services in an integrated way.
I'm happy to say that I've been able to help people reduce their medication, under consultation with the prescribing physician, to come off long term antibiotics, reduce allergy medication, get rid of depression medication, throw out the painkillers and more. But everyone?!
Some people's health has progressed to a point that there can be palliation of symptoms, we can help to manage their health but perhaps not bounce back to quite where they were before. That said, it's always my intent to do my best, help to my best capacity.
And then I suppose it begs the question as to what is cure? To me I think it's an absence of that dis-ease, and my intent and ideal is to be able to bring that about in a gentle way. So my horse (whose recurrent eye disease was treated with homeopathy and never returned) was said to be in remission by conventional practitioners. It was a recurrent disease that never recurred, she lived a long time after the treatment and was generally in very good health. For me that's good enough. The horses we heard of whose eye was removed to 'cure' the disease, I suppose also were cured of it. But I know which route I prefer.*
Others may benefit more from another therapy, suit a different practitioner - perhaps I'm not the right person for them. We're all still learning (I've been in practice 10 years now and most definitely am still learning more all the time, working hard on how to effectively help more people), refining and I think back to many years ago to being told just because someone is in that certain situation, doesn't mean you're going to get on. I like to think I'm fairly easy to get on with, but I'm not arrogant enough to think that what I am is what everyone wants.
So I no longer would think I can help everyone. But I'll definitely try my best.
* There are cases where surgery is appropriate and I'm not denying that at all. In this instance a beautiful cure took place, in my opinion. I've seen clients who've been told they needed operations that two months later there was no need for after well prescribed homeopathic remedies looked to have helped the issue. And equally, others have had surgery and that was the best thing in that case.
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