Recent newspaper articles suggest head lice are at plague proportions in our schools at the moment. Have you noticed that there are some children who never get head lice no matter how prevalent they are in the school. These children have a natural resistance, your child can as well. By using natural remedies and homeopathy you can rid your child of these nasties and increase their resistence so they are less likely to pick them up again. I have used these methods on my own children when they were at school so I know they work. If you want to have a chemical free resolution to the head lice problem in your house give me a call.
I have reposted this article with the kind permission of Dr Joe Rozencwajg. It was written by his teenage son and is just too good not to share. The original can be found on Dr Joe's website at
Vaccination - an Analogy
Vaccinations are effective at creating mutants. No, that doesn't mean that your children, or children's children (if you were so lucky), will be born with three eyes or the ability to spit flames out of their ears. Let's face it; if that were the case more people would be doing it. Here's a stab at an analogy that might be clearer than the paragraphs of genetic jargon that most don't bother trying to understand.
Imagine your body is a little fort set on a grassy plain, fairly stable and feeling as secure as it is possible to be. Sure you have all the little subsections of it with their own little jobs, but concentrate on the relevance of your many little soldiers (purely in the metaphorical vein, notthose other "little soldiers") as they constantly patrol about your fort. No real problem arise since your troops get the attention they need and replaced as the need arises, a somewhat grave assumption/generalization really, but just pretend. Suddenly, one day a band of merry barbarians ransack another fort nearby (or so you've heard from your friendly high-ranking forts). That battle was messy, with the civilians shaken and many soldiers lying splattered or little more than mush spread along the grassy knolls, but the barbarians were driven off, or even wiped out. It sounds quite terrible but for the purpose of this example this is natural; a brief cleaning job and a little while to recover, more than likely calling in some outside support to rebuild, and the only remnants of the fight would have been a tactic developed for future reference. Completely normal, it happens all the time, sometimes the troops are the only ones to even realize anything is going on.
But you're not like those other forts that let their soldiers get splattered everywhere, maybe you don't entirely trust these outside reinforcements that are offered as an easy, if daily part of routine. So you look around and find out that the larger, high-up forts are offering this way that assures that after a little pinch you'll never have to worry about having to put your little soldiers in jeopardy. Oh, it seems too good to be, but you trust these big people to take care of you. They've taken good care of you so far, haven't they? They set up your transports efficiently, paved secure trading routes and made sure you had a comfortable existence, right? Oh, I'm sure they're getting on that soon then. Regardless you trust they have whatever you need since they're on top, even though you didn't vote for them to begin with, and so get set to have this miracle reinforcement.
Soon after you receive a small box at your doorstep with no instructions, but your troops know what to do. You have a handful of those fearsome barbarians, or at least you assume they once were, tied to polls desperately trying to reach at their dulled swords while their nasty upbringing is the only thing still keeping them up. The rest of the afternoon is a lovely time bashing at the gimped barbarians with flails while others examine the technology of their not-at-all-useful weaponry. This was a productive day; surely you've raised morale, prepared yourself for the enemy's offensive capabilities and even found the best places to aim at. Immediately you begin fortifying your walls; no more of this wood stuff, brick and mortar that no pike could penetrate. Why, you're impervious! Those barbarians take one look at the thick, tall walls that are your defences and turn away to look for someone else to annoy, but alas, everyone else in range of their mules has already done the same as yourself. Surely they are now a dying kind, and you did your part to survive.
A month later the barbarians return to your doorstep in the hundreds, toting full plate armour, catapults, trebuchets and other siege engines. You weren't expecting that, I'm sure, but the barbarians learned from their neighbour's mistakes and came prepared. How did they do it? Well, they're not as stupid as one would make them out to be. They waited, they grew in strength and number after some reports from what survived in past attacks that were successful. But you were never attacked before! Right? How could they know your defences when you've never actually met (that you know of)? Oh wait, you got that little crate some time ago, which thousands of others received as well, exact copies in fact, and these new and improved super barbarians don't need to know what you can do since you prepared the exact same way as everyone else. Now the higher-ups ask you to get this other little parcel that will hold off an invasion, and you trust them because you didn't have much trouble after the first time.
So what about these people who went crazy and refused the package of gimped barbarians, and took these reinforcements on a regular basis that you shunned due to mistrust? Their forces are large and resources vast with stores of equipment and provisions for battle. They prepared for everything, even if their defences don't seem to be substantial to you. Their forces can continue to fight longer before dwindling, though that is of little concern as they increase their reinforcements daily. They can deal with the average troupe of barbarians as if it was hardly a nuisance, and they can even stave off the oddities that you helped create. There are more of them, significantly, and they operate much faster with their surroundings, heavy plate and siege weapons be damned.
What relevance does this have to anything at all? If you have to ask, then you've missed the point entirely. Go to your mailbox; you probably have a package waiting.
10-16 April 2014 is World Homeopathy Awareness Week and the focus this year is 'Homeopathy for Men's Health'. Get the man in your life to have a wellness check annually.
Common Men's Problems
Summer holidays are a time when families are often away from their own medical advisor but also a time when ailments from overdoing the summer activities arise. I always carry a homeopathic first aid kit with me for those moments when you need a solution quickly. So I thought I would outline a few remedies for you that might be of help over the summer months.
* Overindulgence – when you have had too much of nana’s trifle and xmas cake as well as too many summer beverages Nux Vomica can help settle the stomach and get things back to normal.
* Sunburn – for that really red burning skin after a day in the sun Belladonna will take the burn out and start the healing process.
* Sunstroke – burning heat in the head and face, throbbing pulse, restlessness and confusion Aconite is the first remedy to consider.
* Insect bites – Ledum is a good general remedy for bites of any sort, if you know what you were bitten by a more specific remedy may be better.
* Travel Sickness – nausea, vomiting, sick headache and worse for the thought of food Cocculus is the remedy to settle things down.
* Fleas – Really bad at this time of year, for all your pets Pulex will make them resistant to the fleas and help with the itching.
* Sprains, Strains, Knocks and Bruises Arnica is the first and foremost remedy to have on hand, to take internally and rubbed on the affected area but only if the skin is not broken.
The Homeopathic Principle - Sensational study of University of Leipzig
Karen Nieber, a professor of pharmacology, merely wanted to prove that homeopathy doesn't work. She argued that with potencies higher than X 23 not a single molecule of the original tincture could possibly be present, mathematically speaking, and that no pharmacological effect would be possible.
In the search for an experimental setup in which any possible placebo effect can be ruled out, she had a brilliant idea: she put a rat's intestine in a fluid culture medium and used organic threads to fix it to a sensor so that she could measure any shortening of the intestine caused by cramps. Then she added a stimulant (atropine) to the fluid culture medium to produce severe cramps in the rat's intestine. The intestine shrank and the scales showed a strong traction.
When she then added belladonna X 90 to the culture medium, the intestine relaxed and the scales showed less traction. This proved that homeopathy is effective in the absence of any material substances - and in 2003 she won the € 10,000 Hans Heinrich Reckeweg award.
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis in medical terms, what is it, what causes it and why do you get it?
Hay fever is the result of inflammation of mucous membranes caused by the release of histamine after contact with an allergen that you have a particular sensitivity to. Allergens range from flower and grass pollens in the spring and summer, hatching dust mites in the spring or airborne allergens such as pet hair which can occur any time of the year.
Symptoms can range from a mild irritation to major debilitating distress and discomfort. From sneezing and a runny nose to sinus congestion, sore throat and ears, headaches and loss of sleep. The potential range of symptoms varies from person to person, and season to season.
If you suffer from hay fever and no one else in your family does it is because you have developed sensitivity to a certain allergen. Knowing which allergen you are sensitive to is helpful, but not essential, in finding a remedy to help with your symptoms.
There are many homeopathic remedies that can help with the symptoms of hay fever and make life more comfortable. Make an appointment today to discuss your hay fever.
Did you know that every part of the avocado tree except the flesh of the fruit is poisonous? Such a delectable fruit but it can be so dangerous.
Our neighbour inadvertently left the logs from a fallen avocado tree where his stock could get at them not thinking they would bother with it. He noticed one of his animals looking a bit under the weather for a few days he asked me what I thought. This animal was definitely in a bad way. It was hunched over, had sunken eyes and hardly moved. When it did move it was really slow and obviously very painful. The bowel motions were hard and lumpy like a horses. We then noticed that some of the avocado logs had the bark stripped off them. Could this be the problem?
A quick search on google and sure enough avocado bark is poisonous to animals and can be fatal. What to do? The vet was not an option as there are no stock yards and we couldn't get close enough to the sick one to give it anything.
Law of homeopathy is 'similia similibus curenter' - like cures like. I collected some of the bark off the logs and made up a homoepathic remedy, not quite to the laws that it should have been but there was no time to waste. We then proceeded to dose the drinking water, we suspected some of the others had been at the bark as well. How to treat the sick animal. "They like silver beet, we often through it over the fence for them". So a dose of Avocado 30c onto a silver beet leaf every hour for the rest of the day. By evening the affected animal was looking better and had started eating again. We kept up the regime of dosing the water twice a day and the affected animal every few hours for the next few days. Day by day there was a gradual improvement, after four days the animal was back to its normal self. Homeopathy is truly wonderful.
I have decided to go to The New Zealand Council of Homeopaths Conference which is being held in Hamilton next month. It promises to be a stimulating weekend of learning and meeting like minded people with lectures and seminars conducted by some great international homoeopaths. Can't wait. Here is the brochure outlining the event.
Not only does homeopathy work, it can save money as well. Earlier this week our 14yr old dog had a lump come up at the back of his jaw in the space of a few hours. We suspected an abscess but decided to take him to the vet to confirm the diagnosis. Sure enough an abscess in the acute phase, bring him back tomorrow and we will anesthetise him and lance it and clean it. Brought him home and treated him with Hepar Sulph and Gunpowder remedies alternately, for a day and a half. Abscess burst 36 hrs after we discovered it, nice and clean, bled out really well and 24 hrs later already healing.
I have had a daphne bush in a pot for several years now and over the past three summers since moving back to Ohiwa it has suffered badly from mealy bugs. I get rid of them with pesticides etc and they are back with the next wave of warm humid weather. So I decided to try homeopathy this year.
I collected a sampling of the mealy bugs from the bush and made up a remedy. This takes a week to brew so by the time the remedy was ready to use the infestation was pretty bad. Before I treated the bush I gave the whole pot a blast with the steam cleaner to get rid of all the little beasties that were happily basking in the sun.
Step one - Relatively clean pot.
Mixed up my remedy into a spray and gave the whole bush an absolute soaking and poured the left over spray onto the soil.
Step two - Plant sprayed
An hour later the whole pot was crawling in mealy bugs. Now normally these little beasts are not obviously moving around, but they were crawling all over the pot. Interesting result, they very obviously were reacting to the spray.
One week later on very close inspection there are no obvious bugs on the leaves and branches except right at the junction of the leaves there are still a few there. It is hard to tell if these are still alive, I think they might be, but I am going to wait a while longer to see if they die off. The plant looks a lot healthier and just has a white residue on the branches that were smoothered in bugs.
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