Sooner or later everything gets an app! Once upon a time homeopathy was associated with musty old books and even mustier old practioners...ok so maybe I'm exaggerating but homeopathy is finally coming into the light of the screen. Practioners have benefited from homeopathic software for many years now. Collegues catch up on Skype and webinars are a feature of our work. Bring it on I say!
If you browse my website you'll see that I offer homeopathic consultations over Skype. Not every town has a homeopath. Like everything, the more rural you go the less services are offered. The internet has gratefully lessened the gap allowing more knowledge to flow more easily. It's not perfect but it's getting better all the time.
I totally understand that you can't always access a homeopath and why would you for the odd bump and graze? The fact is, I don't want you too! Save your money! We all know how to use Panadol and Neurofen for minor illness and injury. Let's get to know how to use homeopathy just as well! I'm always very happy to give some guidance for this but for me the true power of homeopathy is seen when people have the knowledge to use it themselves in their everyday lives. By managing the symptoms of disease homeopaths avoid infections, avoid a cold becoming pneumonia and a graze becoming a doctor visit. They use it for their everyday symptoms. I want to see you at my clinic for the more serious things. Problems that maybe you've had for years, things you simply can't nut out yourselves, things that you've been to the GP about and they can't do anything more for you...come see me when you're stuck!
I recently shared a link to a homeopathic app on Facebook. I'm the first to admit I love books. I love the smell, the crack of he spine as they open, the flutter of the pages as I flick through...even the weight of it in my hand. BUT you cannot beat an app for convenience. So many people carry their phone with them it makes perfect sense to have a simple home prescribing app on hand (and at least a basic homeopathic kit). My favourite app for home prescribing is the first on the list below. It's pretty similar to how I prescribe for those everyday ailments. Obviously not exactly because I'm a human but it's a great guide. Download it. Play with it. Read about the remedies. Get comfortable with homeopath and make it your friend.
I will very clearly say that the apps I'm recommending here are for simple issues only. They are specifically for acute cases. Think of self limiting conditions like a cold. A cold will get better sooner or later but homeopathics may assist in managing the symptoms and may shorten the duration. Obviously the sooner you get better and the less severe your symptoms the less likely you are to develop more serious complications. Make sense? Yep I think so too.
I've stuck to the freebies here which is largely because that's what there was apart from a couple. There is heaps more! These came from the android store so I wouldn't be surprised if there is more again on the apple store.
HOMEOPATHY by surface Impression available android and iPhone
This is the best I've seen and the closest to how I practice with acute conditions. It was released by the Homeopathy Works for Me group. Check them out! Some great reading awaits you there!
HOMEOPATHIC REPERTORIUM by Soft Solutions
This is a lot more complicated and I'm not convinced it's a good one for the home prescriber. Have a look and a play but it asks a lot of questions, there's no potency suggestions that I can see and it really needs a good understanding of how a homeopath comes to remedy to use it.
HOMEOPATHIC TIPS CLINICAL LITE by Mind Technologies Private Ltd
This isn't great...for instance if you look under cough there is only 3 remedies listed and not the best at that. The clinical tips are sweet if you're practioner but not so necessary if you are a home prescriber.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AND MED by Walldoor
It's ok. Lots of info but perhaps a bit complicated. There's a lot of ailments listed that you should really see a homeopath for not be home prescribing for. Some we don't see in this country. The potencies used are exceptionally low and not ones I would use. In fact I think you'd be hard pressed to get the potencies from your local homeopath. But the remedy suggestions seem good and there is a bit of added info on the diseases. But be careful with those!! In an emergency always seek medical assistance.
HOMEOPATHY FOR DOGS by 42 South
This is a good one for animals! The potencies they suggest are generally lower than I would use but it's a good start. The designer has some other homeopathic apps that look good too. Not all are free.
Disclaimer: Homeopathy is a traditional medicine.The TGA considers Homeopathy a low risk medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Information given here is in no way intended to take the place of advice from your chosen healthcare professional or specialist. Any examples given from the authors life do not indicate that the remedy in question will work for everyone in every instance. They are used solely to illustrate the use the medicine in a practical situation.
Always seek medical advice in emergencies.
We had an awesome experience this weekend! Something you don't expect in the tropics...we went ice skating! It was an absolute blast! While Gavin and the kids are exceptionally at ease on anything that moves under their feet I am the odd one out. Even though I spent half (ok most) of the session hanging onto the sides I still had a blast!
I wish I could say the same for a young boy I was following as we edged our way around. My heart went out to the poor kid as he clung to the side begging his mum to take him home as tears flowed down his cheeks. He was so frightened of falling he was shaking! Unfortunately once you're on the rink you have to go round to get off...What a nightmare for him!
It reminded me of a dfferent time a few years ago when Gavin took my eldest son and a few of his friends inline skating. I got a call about 20min into the session from Gavin saying that one of the boys had never been skating and despite all of Gavin's training/teaching skills and patience he was trembling with fear and unable to let go of the sides. He was basically frozen to the spot. Gavin was really concerned that the child would have an awful experience and be put off for life! The parents were open to homeopathics- was there anything in the kit he could give to help?
ABSOLUTELY! There was a very clear choice to use in the management of the symptoms of anticipatory anxiety, trembling and fear of falling (you can add in frequent trips to the loo if you weren't stuck on the rink). GELSEMIUM. It's the perfect choice for those that are fearful of falling! They may be trembling with fear and they may be frozen to the spot. Excellent. I rang back 15min later and the child was making his way around the rink with his mates, smile on his face and having a great time! What a turn around! Thank you Gelsemium!
Even if you use the 'fear of falling' as a metaphor for fear of failing or possible disaster it can be used to manage the symptoms of anticipatory anxiety. They may include those extra trips to the toilet to urinate, a 'freezing-up' like stage fright, and trembling. I'm also thinking of dogs that are going to the vet! As soon as they realise they become a trembling mess that you can't get out of the car for love nor money! Often they pee on the spot-yuck! I'm also thinking of people right before job interviews...difficult for the most confident person. Do you freeze up during an interview and run a trench between you and the toilet prior to the appointment? What a very useful remedy! Keep it in mind...
Love and laughter til next time...
**Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.
Of course Bowen for babies! It's non invasive and oh so very gentle. NO manipulation, no pushing and pulling just very gentle, rolling moves while being held by the mum or dad (or whoever brings bubba in).
It can be used on babes straight from the womb. Birth is a beautiful thing but the trip down the birth canal is a cracker! If the birth has been a bit trickier and a ventouse or forceps used then definitely consider a quick trip to your Bowen therapist. It's a very quick treatment for a wee bub. A couple of quick Bowen moves could make all the difference...
So what's wrong with my baby???? NOTHING! Nothing is wrong. But if bub is having trouble from feed from one side or even just has a preference a couple of Bowen moves might just help sort things out (and maybe prevent mum getting mastitis on one side). Are you concerned that bub has colic and/or is projectile vomiting? Yep Bowen may help. Is your babe unsettled or distressed generally? A few Bowen moves may settle bub down.
Honestly, as a mother of 4 I wish I'd had some of these things offered to me! So, I would like to make a permanent offer at my clinic. All babies under the age of 6mths can be treated with Bowen for FREE. It's a small offering but I hope that many of you will take it up. Just give me a call so I can slot you in.
Having a baby is utterly wonderful. Let yourself enjoy it. I hope to see you soon!
Love and laughter til I write again!