…you practise yoga, you prefer farmer’s markets to supermarkets, catchups with girlfriends over chai and use essential oils daily….
…but, some days, you need help, just not the type from the chemist.
You need help when the gastro hits you and you still need to look after others in the house that are sick.
You need something that will take the itchiness away when you baby eats something new and they break out in a rash.
You need something that will relieve the itchy eyes, nose and throat when spring and the hay fever season arrives.
You need something to relieve the headache away after too much time in the sun.
We are constantly bombarded with the message that there is a pill to fix everything – from general aches and pains to sports injuries; sore throats to digestive issues; jet lag to bali belly; and everything in between. Not to mention all manner of chronic issues we are told there is no option for but a cocktail of pills.
All of these pills are readily available over the counter at the chemist, or with a visit to a doctor to write you a quick prescription. But more and more, people are searching for an alternative to the regular choices at the chemist.
Prior to my baby getting sick in 2002, I had a selection of boxes from the chemist in my medicine cupboard – anti-histamines for my hay fever and pain-killers for period pain and headaches. I used the occasional dose of antibiotics when needed, I even agreed to having a tetanus injection once a long time ago, (not to mention the vaccines I was injected with as a child), all in the name of “health”.
I didn’t give it a second thought because the doctor said I needed it. I had herbal teas and essential oils in my cupboard, but the other pills and potions were there to use for the “serious” pain or illness..
The Big Wakeup Call
The realisation that the vaccines recommended by my doctor, actually damaged my child, and that their medicines then couldn’t fix what was wrong, jolted me out of my complacency.
Looking back I honestly can’t believe that my mistrust of conventional medicine (which came about when my grandmother died from breast cancer when I was 11), completely flew out the window when I got pregnant with my first child and I naively followed the conventional medicine recommendations after my daughter was born.
It was through our desperate efforts to find answers for her to help her get better, that the mainstream medical system were unable to provide, that we stumbled across homeopathy.
Today, I have a box full of homeopathic first aid remedies and tissue salts at home and a small first aid kit of homeopathic remedies I carry with me when we’re out and about, all to use in between visits to my homeopath. We don’t have a “Family GP”, we have a homeopath who has been our primary care provider for over 10 years. And if we need a doctor on a rare occasion, there is one around the corner.
Whether you have a GP or a naturopath or a homeopath as your go to person, I believe a basic knowledge of homeopathy is what every parent needs to manage illnesses and accidents that don’t need an emergency room visit – it’s the next level of treatment to add to the home remedies passed down from our grandmothers.
When your child or a family member is sick, that feeling of helplessness is paralysing, but a knowledge of basic homeopathic first aid remedies can help you feel a little calmer by giving you the ability to provide relief for whatever is happening with your child.
Motherhood brings with it the great need to “get it right” and the guilt that comes when you feel out of your depth, and while homeopathy won’t take away all the angst, it’s certainly better than not having it at all.
Who am I?
Hi – I’m Helena – the creator of this website.
- a writer,
- a researcher,
- an eternal student of homeopathy,
- an Unschooling Mum to my very intelligent and spirited 11 year old son,
- a former web designer – 12 years after learning how to make my own website, I’m putting aside the web freelancing to concentrate on homeopathy again,
- a conference junkie – it’s the perfect excuse to travel (especially) overseas. Since 2012 I’ve spoken at 2 conferences and attended a further 6 conferences all in the US and met some amazing people.
- world traveler – mainly for conferences so far but soon for travel-schooling too,
- amateur beach sunset photographer – I live by the beach in Melbourne and we get some incredible sunsets over the bay – I can’t not take pictures with my ever-present iPhone to share on Instagram when I’m out for a walk.
- I am also a bereaved mother – my daughter passed away a month after she turned one in 2002.
I’ve created this site to share the type of information I wish I’d had access to when I saw my very first homeopath back in 2002.
In that first homeopath appointment for my daughter, I cried big tears of relief when the homeopath told me she could help us. And the change that I saw in my daughter was amazing. I felt like I’d finally found someone and something that could help us. I only wish we’d found homeopathy sooner and perhaps we would have had a different final outcome.
Now, it’s my time to bring homeopathy to as many mothers as I possibly can. (Oh, and Dads can use homeopathy too – my husband does, but we all know that it’s mainly women that are the healers and medicine women).
So now for my disclaimer:
I am not a registered homeopath and I don’t consult with patients – I have a certificate in Homeopathy and I use homeopathy for my own family and friends only.
Homeopathic remedies are useful for the daily bumps in the road, but in life-threatening, emergency situations, you should still call an ambulance or get to a hospital quickly.
Anything you find on this website is for general information only and I strongly encourage you to find a qualified homeopath to provide the appropriate treatment for your individual circumstances.
And, as much as I love homeopathy and am wary and cautious of mainstream medicine, there is a time and a place for lifesaving medical treatment and you must use your own best judgement to know when you need to ask for further help.
I hope you’ll find the information on this site useful and something you can incorporate into your every day life.