Here is a short film by the wonderful vet Geoff Johnson MA VetMB MRCVS VetMFHom RSHom PCH. He talks about treating animals with homeopathy and mentions a well known, large Cuban trial where homeopathy was used instead of vaccinations for leptospirosis. Last year I was lucky enough to be on a study day at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, studying the treatment of cancer by homeopathy, where Geoff was present with other vets, nurses, doctors, hospice workers and homeopaths and was most impressed by his anecdotes of treating animals.
Only vetinary homeopaths are allowed to treat animals. However, you can treat animals at home and homeopathic pharmacies such as Helios sell very useful remedy kits for treating pets.
Well worth two minutes to watch! Thank you, Geoff.
14-21 June 2013 is the 13th Homeopathy Awareness Week - and the focus in on holidays. As the Society of Homeopaths leaflet says (on the left):
"Homeopathy has a consistent history in alleviating the distress of bumps, bruises, sore muscles, digestive problems, sunburn, fear of flying, jet lag or vertigo and nausea from motion sickness (cars, planes and boats)."
How Can I Use Homeopathy Whilst I'm Abroad?
Homeopathic remedies can be bought over the counter from pharmacies and some health food stores. However, they can also be bought individually or in 'kit' form from. This means you can take your own remedy kit abroad with you. This is the most cost effective way to buy remedies as you can get 18 remedies for about the same price as 5 over the counter.
Kits (like the one shown on the left from Helios pharmacy) contain several remedies, and have a comprehensive and straightforward booklet on how to use them.
There are kits available over the internet, but you may wish to speak to a pharmacy to get more of an understanding of what's available. There are different kits for different purposes and different budgets. What's more, the remedies last for years and can be used for friends and family, children and adults alike, for a long time after the holiday has ended.
Here are some links to pharmacies selling homeopathic remedy kits (click and they will open in a new window):
Underlying chronic symptoms are best seen by a qualified professional homeopath, but minor injuries and ailments can be treated at home using these over the counter remedies.
Homeopathy works just as well for babies as for adults, but giving them the remedy can be tricky. As remedies are made from milk sugar or 'sac lac' they are compatible with a tiny baby's digestive system, so there is no minimum age for treatment.
Here are 3 easy ways to give a remedy to babies.
The great thing about homeopathy is babies is we get to see remedies without any placebo effect! There is no way a tiny baby can think itself better by knowing it's receiving a remedy - so the results just speak for themselves.
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Joanna Shipley RSHom, Registered Homeopath. Loving homeopathy and natural health and passionate about sharing through practice and teaching. Lecturer and tutor at Salisbury Homeopathy College and NYR Organic Consultant. Informal talks, courses, workshops and provide one to one consultations for all ages. Clinics in Shrivenham, Highworth and via Skype.