I would like to tell you a little bit about myself, a little about how Homeopathy found me, and a little about my view of Homeopathy.
Why a little?
Because, as we know already, ladies and gentlemen, a little can do SO much.
Well. I’m 5 foot!!
That’s not tall but I’ve managed to have a career in retailing, have a baby, get divorced, learn to play Celtic Harp, make a career change into Homeopathy and find a lovely new partner.
So, what was my introduction to Homeopathy?
I had a baby. And he had an attack of the croup. I boiled the kettle, rubbed Vick on his chest, nothing worked, he wheezed and wheezed and I felt powerless and helpless.
A few weeks later I was in Boots and picked up a leaflet about Homeopathy. It said that Homeopathic remedies were safe for children of all ages and adults too and I read that a remedy called ‘Aconite’ was good for croup.
I bought a bottle of Boots Aconite 6c and put it in the kitchen cupboard…………
And forgot about it.
A few weeks later, my baby boy, now 18 months old, woke me up at about 3am. He was crying and distressed, wheezing and panicky. I then remembered the Aconite I’d bought. I had no idea how to give it to him, (he didn’t have teeth) but in the heat of the moment I opted to crush one tablet between 2 spoons and popped the dust onto his tongue………………and waited to see what would happen.
In less than 5 minutes, his panicking stopped, his breathing calmed down and then the wheezing stopped too.
WOW! I thought, this is interesting. Must be something to this Homeopathy.
That was it.
I was already on my path. It wasn’t a linear process but I started at my local library & read everything they had. The first book was ‘Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy’ by
My interest just grew.
So, here I am after 5 years of training, 11 years of being in private practice. Having completed 7 provings and everyone I do- I go WOW! Just like I did the first time. They’ve just had one 6c and all these symptoms come out! How did it do that??
So that’s how Homeopathy found me.
A little idea can go a long way. And in the same way, even though we’ve had a bashing in the press, we’re still here. Even though there are some people intent on silencing us and our profession- we still prescribe.
Clients still want to be treated as humans-not as disease labels; the eczema patient or the person with ME, or the long-name-hard-to-pronounce but we’ll find it in Black’s Medical Dictionary.
We treat people. Not diseases: Mrs. Black and Mr. White and sometimes Ms Grey in-between…
A little at a time.
We don’t need banners or flashing lights or white coats, just friendly smiles and deep interest in how their symptoms make them feel.
Our small contributions, our little doses make big changes to people’s lives everyday. When the going gets tough I re-read what Hahnemann said in :
Aphorism 11 footnote:
“ The smallest dose of a medicine dynamised in the best manner (where-in, after committed calculation, only so little material can be found that its smallness cannot be thought of or grasped, even by the best mathematical brain) gives out, in the appropriate disease case, more curative energy by far than large doses of the same medicinal substance.”
There are big things that can be done with Homeopathy but we need to do it a little at a time- and I’m volunteering to help that process and steer us towards a healthy, successful Homeopathic future.
A little at a time.