I hope, whatever your take on Easter is, that this weekend brings a time of respite and peace for you and your loved ones. My heart goes out to those who are working in retail/transport/public services etc to keep the world turning for those of us who are staying at home. I also know that there can be hardships in staying home – whether you are isolated alone or with others!!
However, if we can, it is a good time to embrace a slower pace of life and we may even thrive. I loved the Jamie Oliver episode on C4 this week (it might be episode 12) where he, his wife Jools and all the kids were still in their pyjamas and they seemed to be in some chaos but doing OK. Perhaps due to the industrial amount of chocolate that he seems to use!
Homeopathy in the time of Coronavirus
As I work at home, I can still see new and current patients via Skype, Zoom, Facetime or telephone. I have spoken to a range of people this week with residual symptoms following recovery from covid-type illness and others who want to use homeopathy for day to day minor issues rather than bothering their GP at this time.
I am happy to hear from any of my patients at this time - I always appreciate emails to say that you are still well!
If you feel coldy or fluey it may or may not be Covid. This is the time that having a homeopathic kit at home is a godsend - I have always advocated this for my patients as this makes treatment of any acute illness quick and easy:
For those who do feel that they are suffering more covid type symptoms, a colleague produced a beautifully clear sheet which can be accessed here.
What you can do
Obviously if you experience any serious medical problems, call NHS111 or emergency service.
Homeopathy around the world
There are a number of other homeopaths around the world working together to find the genus epidemicus (set of remedies) that can help in this pandemic. I will send out information as and when I can.
CUBA: Of particular interest is the Cuba approach, which previously had great success in stopping the spread of leptospirosis with homeopathy (you can google this) and is now using homeopathy again, see here and here
INDIA: India has a far more integrated medical system and Dr Rajan Sankaran is calling for trials of homeopathy in Covid-19.
Below is an interesting infographic on Homeopathy use in epidemics.
Mental health at this time
Stay aware that the news and media are geared towards encouraging us to stay at home. This is fine advice but they do it by spreading fear. Stopping the spread of the virus is one thing but becoming paralysed by fear is another. When we feel ourselves becoming caught up in this or anxious or dwelling on things, this is an opportunity to step back and look at what is coming up for us. It is possible to find that we can view these thoughts or experiences as temporary and settle back into a calmer, more natural state. It takes practice but at the moment, we seem to have some time on our hands to do this!
I can recommend the Wisdom & Wellbeing Consultancy who are running a series of Webinars.
On Tuesday April 14th at 10.am they are running a seminar on Family Resilience: Find calm, clarity and common sense in uncertain times (perhaps we should alert Jamie Oliver - although to be fair, they seemed very calm!). https://www.facebook.com/events/3269759103036798/
In these times of uncertainty, Wisdom and Wellbeing Consultancy is offering you help, support and encouragement. Ian Watson and Vicky Otter are hosting this one. Vicky is one of our certified Wellbeing Practitioners who specialises in supporting children, young people and families.
Homeopathy Awareness week 2020
With everything that is going on,Homeopathy Awareness week (10-16th April) is sliding by un-noticed. You can look for posts on most social media with the hashtags:
#HAW2020 #TryHomeopathy #Homeopathy or even #SomersetHomeopathy
One of the useful websites is Homeopathy Worked for me which can be found at:
Take care and please, stay in touch.
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