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!
I amused myself this evening, with my doubt. I've sat in for three days, at a seminar talking about some amazing things. And much of it I'm all on board with, albeit it's quite different to my training so far. Seeing brain tumours disappear. Why wouldn't they?! Seeing bones regenerate where amputations were recommended - and following the progress on scans. No amputation needed and bone back to normal, osteosarcoma gone. And seeing Dr Banerji talk on the Magic Pills movie about how he's seen complete regression and return to normal tissue structure and function using homeopathic medicines. And I'm all there, nodding away. Happy so far.
So tonight I decided that I would look at using the food allergy protocol he told us about. With wheat I find that within 10-30 minutes my joints ache, and unfortunately for everyone around me they all know it as I moan and complain away! I also have uneven skin on my upper arm, which I've only in the last year or two discovered is quite a common gluten related symptom. I was under the hospital as a young child for years about this, with creams and potions, things to go in my bath, creams to go on my skin; off colourings in food, off dairy, and turns out cutting out wheat sorts it out, which I discovered 3 years or so ago. Smooth skin like everyone else! So the homeopathic approach to food allergy that I learnt over the weekend - what do I find myself doing but questioning it. I'm not sure it'll work for me. Really - so simple?! But what about individualising?!
'But what about individualising?' is one that I've mused over a lot since the seminar, but actually the protocols do individualise and adapt. So whilst there is a 'cookbook' style, based on the experience of someone who's seen thousands of cases, there is flexibility and adaptation within it.
The thing I find more fascinating right now is how quickly I'll jump to doubt. And I do this with my work too. Surely just that tablet can't... Oh, it did. And this case? It's pretty tough, nope, that got sorted too... There's a video I watched which I must try to dig out, where Dr Rajan Sankaran, an experienced and esteemed homeopath talks about the very same thing. For me that helps, keeps me on my toes. I'm out there looking to do my best - and see it working around me all the time.
Homeopathy is beyond many of our understandings as to the 'how'. And there are many researchers at various levels of understanding exploring different and equally fascinating models of 'how'. It seems at the moment there isn't one single 'how' that we're about to break through with, albeit there may be several.
I think it's wonderful to question. I clearly recall, and know I've mentioned it in my blog before, the incident when we passed a family group walking, heard a smack like sound, then an angry 'Don't you ever ask me why'. My response was to turn to my daughter and tell her to always ask me why. To question, to explore with an open mind has to be one of the best things we can do. And I hope I will continue to do it with my work. I would hope it drives me to improve the things I do all the time. I want to experience, to know with my heart and not just my mind, so I experiment and experience for myself.
So, whilst it might not be the most scientifically double blinded approach, I'm going to recommend that should you wish to find out more about homeopathy and if you've an issue you'd like some help with, perhaps you seek out a homeopath and 'suck it and see'. That's what I'll be doing tomorrow when I get started to see where I can get to with this wheat thing.
Updates to follow - watch this space!
With love and an open mind,
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
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition