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!
Not at old papers, old studies, but sat in with practitioners, saw their day to day lives, the clients they see. The ones who've been on antidepressants for years, on medication for ages, the ones who've tried everything. The ones who are hopeless. Surgical cases, eczema that won't stay away despite the strongest steroid creams.
I don't want to sit here and pretend I can cure everything. Heck I'm not even allowed to say the 'c word' in reference to my work. But what I do see is people who return happier, calmer, more grounded, feel more 'themselves', no longer need surgery, IBS symptoms disappeared, piles improved (yup my job can be that glamorous), constipation better, eczema better, molluscum gone (within 4 days of giving the right remedy - but nothing without finding that). Not everyone. I'm not a miracle worker. But a reasonable amount. And more better than not.
And that makes me proud to do my job.
In the UK at the moment it's interesting times and there feels to be a passion, a driving force behind putting homeopathy down. Which in some ways is kind of OK. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and all that. And it's sort of safe shouting from a distance, sending forth insulting tweets (if you want to be called all words under the sun, it turns out, you just have to work with homeopathy!). But instead of wasting all that energy, and looking at old studies - several of which have been shown to be ineffective themselves, what about a radical approach of investigating for themselves?
To be honest, I'm not rushing to open my doors to a flood of skeptics grilling patients, but I know of homeopaths who have offered that people can sit in on their clinic. So far, to my understanding nothing has been taken up on. How about really looking deeper at the issue. What if the patients aren't lying, the practitioners aren't charlatans and people actually are getting better?
And if, as Stephan Baumgartner says in his video here, where he is discussing a recent French study and other work: 'if the homeopathic remedy is nothing but placebo, the homeopathic consultation must be miraculous because it’s even as good as the conventional treatment with pure drugs. So that would be something to explore.'
Perhaps we should. I don't think I'm doing anything miraculous though so for me whether we know how it works or not, it's mostly about that remedy reaction.
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