Happy March everyone. The daffodils are emerging, the temperatures are gradually rising and spring is finally on its way, with all its exciting promises of growth, colour, warmth and new life.
However, winter viruses have been plentiful and lingering, unfortunately. Homeopathy can be a useful way to send things like vomiting bugs on their way; Ipecac should be your number 1 go-to remedy for repeated bouts of vomiting that do not bring relief. Also for young children in particular, be mindful of the danger of dehydration. If they are not keeping fluids down, offer only 5ml at a time, every 5 to 10 minutes, gradually increasing the amount offered. If a child cannot even keep 5ml of fluids down then do not hesitate to take them to hospital; the danger of dehydration should not be underestimated – it is one of the main causes of death in children worldwide (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs178/en/).
In terms of chronic health conditions that are common in children, skin problems such as eczema are often worse during the winter months (although for some children their symptoms are worse in the summer). I recently had a case of a 4 year old girl with atopic eczema; as well as patches on her elbows, she also had very sore skin under the eyes, and a suspected fungal infection on her thumb. After a single dose of a constitutional remedy, her symptoms began improving and gradually resolved completely.
If you are thinking about your and/or your family’s health, you may like to consider attending one of my popular homeopathic first aid workshops. They are ideal for anyone who would like to either get to know their remedy kit better, find out which remedies help with certain minor/acute ailments (such as common colds, coughs, sore throats, fever and so on), as well as in first aid situations such as burns, falls, splinters and trauma. We look at which are the best remedy kits to purchase, how to choose and administer a remedy, as well as issues such as dosage and potency, and much more. No prior knowledge or experience of homeopathy is required as I cover the basics in an easy to understand way.
The workshops are in small groups (maximum 6 participants) and cost £25 per person, and last approximately 2 hours. This price includes a free copy of the latest edition of Get Well Soon: A Guide to Homeopathic First Aid, a brilliant and essential reference guide that no home should be without!
The dates for the next workshop is Wednesday 15th March, 10am, at my home in Nailsworth.
Please contact me via email for more information and to book your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively if you would like to host your own homeopathy first aid workshop in the Stroud or Nailsworth area, I would be happy to do this for you. The host provides tea and cake, and receives the book and workshop free of charge. Minimum 4 participants required.
I can also tailor sessions to suit specific requirements; for example you may want to get a group of mums together to look at dealing with childhood illness homeopathically, or maybe parents of older children/teens would like to ask about making up a remedy kit for their child to take on a residential trip, university, gap year etc.
Wishing you a joyful and healthy start to spring,