BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS IN HOMEOPATHY

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS IN HOMEOPATHY

I recently gave a butterfly remedy called Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) to a young lady who was artistic but had difficulty manifesting her artistic talents. Her childhood was characterized by a lack of guidance by her parents and she got in with the “wrong crowd”. She then “flitted” around from place to place, unable to settle and felt frustrated in life. Physically she had constant vertigo. Following the prescription (which really helped her) she remembered a few years previously having recurring dreams and visions of moths everywhere in her life. The Butterfly and Moth remedies fulfill a very important role in our material medica. Patricia le Roux was the homeopath (now sadly passed) who did more for our understanding of these beautiful creatures. Nancy Herrick also did a wonderful proving of the Limenitis butterfly which contained many of the general butterfly themes. I believe these beautiful yet ephemeral insects could be used a lot more in our practices. So I thought in this blog I would explore the themes of a few of these butterfly and moth remedies*. *With thanks to Patricia le Roux, Lou Klein, Pat Maher, Enna Stellinga   THEMES OF BUTTERFLY AND MOTH REMEDIES Neglected or unsupervised children or children in danger Lack of guidance as a child Innocent, immature, incomplete transitions, delayed development Gender/sexuality confusion; cross dressing, transexuality Loves clothing, beauty, silk Fine slender build Peter Pan/ nymph-like Sexual boundary issues esp. between children and adults Desire to protect children; working with children (e.g. teachers) Own world, dreamy, in a cocoon, play, amusement, fun Grief over loss of child; sudden loss of children/parents Dreams...
COME FOR SOME HOMEOPATHY IN BRIGHTON!

COME FOR SOME HOMEOPATHY IN BRIGHTON!

You may know that I have been living in Hastings for a while now. Occasionally I see homeopathy patients in Brighton. But I wanted to let you know that from 20th until the 29th November I will be living in lovely Brighton and able to see patients in a lovely space just 10 minutes from Brighton Station in the Seven Dials area. So if you would like to see me face to face (instead of via Skype etc) please do let me know when you book in. See you there!! Of course I will still be available for Skype consultations. Skype is so convenient, isn’t it! By the way I’m aiming to move back to Brighton by next Spring. Brighton I’ve missed you!!...
THE SPIRIT IN THE MACHINE

THE SPIRIT IN THE MACHINE

“The human body is often likened to a high performance machine…” So begins an article I saw today in the Daily Mail by the wonderful Bill Bryson. Bryson goes on to implore us to behold the wonder of our bodies. But it set me thinking how differently homeopaths conceive of our bodies than most conventional medics. Most graduates from medical school do think of the body like a car with an engine with more or less replaceable parts. But it goes further than that. Disease is seen as something separate from us. Something we need to fight, whether it be bacteria, viruses or cancer. Even the language use is indicative: We say “I have a flu” (the flu is separate from us);  might it be more accurate to say “I am flu-ing.”? And this leads to an aggressive concept of drugging to counter the perceived external threat with anti-biotics, anti inflammatories, anti-depressants etc. Homeopathy has a radically different idea. Firstly symptoms are not the disease. Imagine the oil light in your car comes on ( a symptom of low oil). The conventional medical parallel would be to rip out the car light or at least stop it from lighting up. But then when the engine fails everyone denies the connection. Just an unrelated incident. Homeopaths have a concept that the medics may think of as pure woo-woo! The “Vital Force”. Sounds a bit Star Wars doesn’t it. But in fact the Vital Force exists in many traditional medicine cultures (in India it’s “Ki”; in China it’s known as “Qi”) The Vital Force in homeopathy is the energy field that keeps us healthy but also...
SCEPTICAL MUM AMAZED AT HOW HOMEOPATHY HELPS HER TEEN SON WITH CRIPPLING SOCIAL ANXIETY

SCEPTICAL MUM AMAZED AT HOW HOMEOPATHY HELPS HER TEEN SON WITH CRIPPLING SOCIAL ANXIETY

“I had little belief in homeopathy until I met Jonathan. I had just moved into Brighton and my 17 year old son was living with me. He was unable to attend college or get a job due to crippling social anxiety and depression that had been going on for 5 years since his father had left the family. Jonathan encouraged me to try homeopathy even though I’d had no experience of it and, frankly, was rather sceptical. The change in my son was nothing short of amazing. He was soon able to attend college and take a job. I firmly believe Jonathan’s homeopathic remedies to be the start of his recovery”. Ms LA  This is not an uncommon situation. Many teens go through a phase of anxiety as part of their growing pains. My 30 years as a registered homeopath has shown me that Homeopathy can help reduce anxiety and bring mental and emotional balance. Homeopathy is great for families! If you’d like to find out more FREE with NO OBLIGATION book a personal  30 minute telephone chat with me: Click...
SCARLET FEVER AND THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADE CONNECTION

SCARLET FEVER AND THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADE CONNECTION

Today on the BBC News website I read: A new strain of group A streptococcus, which is able to produce significantly more toxin, is spreading in England and Wales, scientists say. Strep A causes a range of infections, from a sore throat to scarlet fever. The new strain’s emergence, reported in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, coincides with a rise in rare but potentially deadly invasive infections. However, it does not explain the mysterious surge in scarlet fever cases during the past five years It got me thinking about how we homeopaths go about treating Scarlet Fever and the use of Deadly Nightshade (or Belladonna) as one of the main homeopathic remedies in treating this condition. The history of poisonous Belladonna, used as a homeopathic remedy makes fascinating reading… The original proving of belladonna was conducted by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (the founder of homeopathy). Dr. Hahnemann described prophylactic effects of the medicine when used in treatment for scarlet fever. Interestingly, he discovered the potential prophylactic effect during an outbreak of scarlet fever in 1799, when three children of four in a family under his care became ill. The fourth, who was usually the first to become ill, remained free from disease. Dr. Hahnemann reasoned that since the child had been taking belladonna for an affliction of the finger joints, she was in some way protected from the infection. Dr. Hahnemann continued to make frequent use of belladonna during this epidemic with great success. So great was his success that many conventional physicians adopted his treatment protocol and began singing the praises of homeopathic belladonna. Dudgeon reports on 10 allopathic physicians...
4 COURSES OF ANTIBIOTICS FAILED AND THEN HOMEOPATHY STEPS IN…

4 COURSES OF ANTIBIOTICS FAILED AND THEN HOMEOPATHY STEPS IN…

I’ve nothing against mainstream medicine. In emergencies particularly it’s fantastic. But sometimes it just doesn’t work.  I’ve just treated a young child for repeated ear infections and eczema. Here’s what mum had to say about homeopathy… “My 18 month old daughter India suffered with terrible eczema and repeated ear infections. Constant trips to the doctors resulted in four courses of antibiotics and no improvement whatsoever. From the moment we sought Jonathan’s help everything changed. Now after only a couple of weeks her ear infections and eczema have completely cleared up. I can’t recommend Jonathan highly enough!”HM, Brighton. This is just one example of the wonderful healing potential of homeopathy. Safe, Natural, Effective. Homeopathy can help depression • anxiety • panic attacks • stress • high blood pressure • chronic fatigue • M.E. • period problems • hot flushes • asthma • thyroid disorders • eating disorders • hay fever • autism • ADHD • IBS • ulcerative colitis • arthritis • eczema • dermatitis • allergies • injuries • ear, nose and throat issues • colds • flu • migraines • urinary infections • sciatica • insomnia • pregnancy problems • infertility • prostate problems • chemotherapy/radiotherapy side effects • HIV-related symptoms… and more Book your FREE 30 minute chat with me to find out how homeopathy can help you and your family. Online booking...