Over Easter I will be available for the following 'phone-in' times. Unusually, I am not available for the week before Easter. This is to allow me to spend some time with my family over the holiday period. However, I will be available to speak with you during the following times:
If you call during a phone in time and the line is busy, or there is no answer, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can (it can get very busy during these periods).
If you email or text me during this time I will not reply until I get to the next phone in time - details of all phone in times will be on my answerphone.
In a homeopathic emergency if I am not available, or for urgent homeopathic advice, please call the Homeopathic Helpline on 09065 343404 - calls cost £1.53 a minute but are usually resolved within a few minutes. If in doubt or with any major issues consult your GP as normal.
Finally, may I wish you a wonderful Easter!
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Here are the photos of the new Highworth homeopathy clinic in its early stages - still a little work to do on finishing but the walls, decor and furniture are in and I'm nearly ready for business. Jane Faulkes, owner of the clinic and McTimoney Chiropractor, is already in and practising. I start my homeopathy consultations in Highworth on 21st April and am already taking bookings from patients.
This lovely new clinic has a comfortable waiting room which will be decorated more, offering information for people to just pop in and pick up. There is also space to be able to provide talks and short courses in the future. I am so excited to be working in this new space and to be able to provide what I hope will be an excellent homeopathy service to patients in a new area.
More photos will follow as the clinic is finished. The map below shows the clinic location.
If you know anyone who would like to benefit from homeopathy in Highworth, or would simply like to find out more, please call 07811 398642.
Here is today's photo of my new project! I'm joining up with Highworth Holistic Health to run a new clinic in the new year! I will be working with Jane Faulkes, McTimoney Chiropractor, who is currently redesigning and renovating the above venue to turn it into an oasis of holistic health care in Highworth.
More details will follow in the new year, but there will be various treatments, open events and talks to launch the new premises. Here are some more photos of the work-in-progress clinic taken today, with builders on site getting things up to speed whilst I was there. The left hand photo is the waiting room-to-be. The right hand photo is my room-to-be, which will be a most pleasant place to work and to be treated.
I'm so delighted to be going away today! Although it's a crazily busy time of year with patients, the investment of time in further professional training is always worthwhile. This time I've chosen to train further in detoxing patients safely. This is by using homeopathy to remove the adverse effects of medication in the body. I was lucky enough to be first taught by the late Dr Tinus Smits in 2006. He was a wonderful, gentle and inspirational man and his work has been carried on today in the form of CEASE therapy.
CEASE training was predominantly about using homeopathy to treat autism. As CEASE say on their website "Dr. Smits' conclusion after having seen over 300 cases of all levels of severity. In his experience autism is an accumulation of different causes and about 70% is due to vaccines, 25% to toxic medication and other toxic substances, 5% to some diseases. With isotherapy, a form of homeopathy using the causative substances themselves in homeopathic preparation, the toxic imprints can be erased." However, many conditions can be treated using this method.
You may enjoy the video below as a short introduction to the topic, or scroll down for more information.
Last week I gave a talk in Shrivenham, entitled "FEVER! What fevers and what you can do about them." I used this event as part of Homeopathy Awareness Week to raise funds for the charity Homeopathy Frontline.
The evening was good fun, the room was full, and we learned and shared experiences about several remedies commonly prescribed in fever. I got some lovely feedback (thank you all!) and even better, we raised £30 for the Homeopathy Action Trust's organisation, 'Homeopathy Frontline'. This may not sound a huge amount, but given that I organised the evening in less than a week this was a great achievement - so thank you all who came.
Frontline Homeopathy is the banner under which the Homeopathy Action Trust encourages and helps provide treatment to those on low incomes who might not otherwise be able to receive it. They promote homeopathy as an effective, low-cost primary health care system in communities disadvantaged by social, economic and political circumstances on a global scale.
If you would like to donate to Homeopathy Action Trust or simply find out more, click here for further details. Thank you for your support.
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.
Would you like to host a coffee morning in the Shrivenham / Faringdon / Highworth area? Why not enjoy a relaxed and fun session with friends whilst you learn together to prescribe for you, your family and friends in basic first aid and acute situations?
In return for hosting this enjoyable session, hosts get free homeopathic goodies and vouchers towards homeopathic treatment or books. I provide all the teaching, handouts where needed and have a range of interesting props and items to look at. The morning is aimed at beginners or those with some knowledge of using homeopathy at home and is a general introduction to homeopathy. The session can also be themed, focusing on a particular topic such as babies and young children, first aid, pregnancy/childbirth, menopause, etc. We can discuss this and tailor the morning to meet your needs. I can also provide a few items for sale such as books, creams, remedies and other homeopathy-related products, if wished.
Please note that as I am a practising homeopath with a busy clinic my available mornings are limited, so booking is on a first come, first served basis.
I am a fully qualified, registered homeopath and NCT antenatal teacher experienced in teaching homeopaths and non-homeopaths in homeopathy. The military families may wish to know that I am also a military wife. My aim is to make homeopathy fun and accessible to as many people as possible in the Shrivenham area.
Please contact me to arrange your morning, of for more information, using the form below. Or call me on 07811 398642 to discuss options. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Would you like to come to a 'Homeopathy Coffee Morning - Home Prescribing Made Easy?' in Shrivenham?
How about a relaxed morning (with coffee, tea and cake!) whilst you learn to prescribe for you, your family and friends in basic first aid and acute situations?
More information to follow, or contact me to register interest and ask for more details!
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I am delighted to say that I now have the new Society of Homeopaths leaflets for you to read! These have been updated, and include information about what homeopathy is, references to clinical trials whilst focusing on specific areas of health. If you would like any please call me and I can put them in the post to you.
The leaflets available are:
If you would like information about any other conditions I see patients for, then please call me on 07811 398642 or use my contact form to connect with me.
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.
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.