December 3rd 2019 Poorly daughter.

My new Biofield Re- energiser has arrived! In good time as one of my children has been rather poorly with flu like symptoms – a very high temperature which keeps spiking and a bit of a drippy nose and occasional dry cough. Night time has been difficult with her getting very hot, disturbed sleep and getting delirious.
I have hooked her up to the Biofield Re-energiser and after 30 minutes she is more alert, has asked for food to eat, has drunk more than she has this morning and seems much brighter! She will be sleeping with it on tonight.

The remedies which I have been using for her are below. I put them in a bottle of water so she is wet dosing – taking a dose of the remedies every sip.
Sudden onset of symptoms. Symptoms came on from being outside and back in the warm. 
High temperature with glassy eyes, red faced. Giving this through the night every 15 minutes. 
this was indicated as she was very restless and wanting just sips of water, also indicated if an upset tummy
This I am giving one dose daily 
This covers most of flu symptoms

She has had two days of lying on the sofa, with me next to her and will continue to rest for as long as her body needs to heal. it is important to keep fluids up – so she is having antioxidant rich homemade smoothies packed with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and some grapes. I add vitamin A and E to this. Homemade chicken broth is named chicken soup for the soul for a reason! it really. does help the body to fight infection and heal.

She is also having ECHINACEA and ELDERBERRY syrup and occasional CHERRY BARK SYRUP for the cough – which hasn’t been too bad.

I also sneaked some MUSHROOM COMPLEX into her this morning in a spoonful of yoghurt with Manx honey. Mushroom Complex contains mushroom extracts traditionally used in Chinese medicine to relieve the symptoms of colds and mild upper respiratory tract infections and boost the immune system.

Last night her temperature got extremely high – over 40C so I gave her a dose of liquid paracetamol. Letting a fever do its important role of making the body inhospitable for bacteria and Virus is vital, but there comes a point when the temperature gets too high and needs to be brought down. For her we have only had to use this less than a handful of times, as homeopathy works so well. Keeping her hydrated and with just a light cotton sheet over her is also important.

If you are ever worried about a temperature then call the doctor for advice.

November 26th 2019

Get your first aid chest armed! 

The order 10 days ago sold out so I had to get more in! The shelves are restocked – for now! 

Full selection of cough syrups:-

Perfect for a dry tickly cough – sweet so children will take this one easily. 
100ml – £7.50

Historically they favourite to deal with chest infections and sore throats. Soothing, anti-microbial, anti- viral and tastes yummy!
100ml – £7.50

Formulated in Edinburgh in 1860 with over 70 ingredients this is the granddaddy of cough mixes! It is incredibly strong and powerful – a little in hot water goes a long way to soothe any cough that dares to stay around Adults only. 
100ml -£9
200ml – £ 16

Immune boosters:-

This is another fire water traditional herbal mix formulated in Edinburgh in 1860. It was developed as a “pick me up” and a remedy to ward of influenza. This one you can sip, gargle and swallow. Add 2.5ml to hot water once or twice aday. Excellent to make a hot toddy with and add local honey to taste. Great to take as a daily preventative. 
100ml – £7.50
200ml – £14

One for the whole family a teaspoon a day Monday to Friday and the weekends off, of three weeks in one week off. Support and boosts the immune system and tastes a scrummy. 
100ml – £10
200ml – £20

These are super powered! The three musketeers! The three work together synergistically. 
This is a practitioner formulated capsule and it flies off the shelves! It aids so many things! 
*Digestion, absorption and Metabolism
*It can lower harmful cholesterol
*A herbal “antibiotic” and anti inflammatory. 
*Soothe gut mucosa against effects of stress, excess acids and other irritants
Combined with Boswellia – frankincense -it *reduces the activity of pain and *inflammation, 
*strengthens blood vessels and 
*increases blood supply to joints. 
Bring in the Trikatu – a three pepper formula-and it adds in 
*anti – inflammatory effect
*enhances bio availability of curcumin

Good to take with a healthy fat to enhance bioavailability and aid assimilation. 

These also work extremely well with CBD oil 

Vegetarian capsule 
60 – £10
90 – £14
180 – £25

Magical healing mushrooms! This powerhouse of a combination includes Reishi, Cordyceps,Lions Mane, Maitake and Shiitake. Used for over 3,000 years in traditional medicine and used alongside cancer treatments in Chinese Hospitals there is some stunning research results to support their uses for many ailments. 
Areas they can help with 
*memory and cognitive function
*help to regulate stress
*enhancing digestive system
*skeletal system
*reproductive system 
*comprehensive immune support
* energy booster Regulating energy 

As with all medicine there are contraindications. Some products are not suitable for pregnancy, breast feeding or children. 
There can be interactions between herbs, food supplements and certain medicines. Always check with your GP if taking any medications. 

Vegetarian capsule 
90 – £30 

To order please send me a PM and I will check these products are suitable for you.

Last month I did CPD on CBD! I have been asked more times than I can remember by people for help using CBD oil for various conditions over the years. I self studied to try and find out what I could, looked on Pubmed, read various articles and online posts, joined various groups and read so many stories of people world wide using Cannabis oil to in some cases literally save their lives. The course I went on was run by a fellow homeopath and herbalist Emma Dalton who has written a book with another herbalist on what it actually does, within the body in our endocannibinoid system, how to use it, herb / drug interactions and the difference between the so many products now available seemingly everywhere! There are sadly some rather dubious oils available with no quality control and full spectrum reports of what is actually in them. I have seen patients thinking that a higher % means they should go for that one – and then feeling sick and dizzy. The mantra is always start low and slow.

It was an extremely informative day and I learnt lots on how to help those interested in using CBD oil within the context of a homeopathic consultation as a food supplement. I learnt about the therapeutic differences in the two cannabis plants – sativa and indica – and the benefits in certain cases of using hybrid strains. CBD and THC levels vary hugely between different varieties and strains of cannabis plant. Using different techniques growers can create different plants with different CBD and THC levels within them. CBD is cannibidiol it has no psychoactive effects and has the widest range of medicinal properties. In the UK by law all CBD oils have to have less that 0.2% THC in them. THC is Tetrahydracannabinol – it is actually the most researched cannabinoid in the spectrum and has been attributed therapeutic value in over 30 ailments. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that gives the high sensation.

There is so much research and new discoveries of different cannabinoids (CBD is just one of over 480 different ones and counting) and their interaction within the endocannibinoid system (ECS) in the body. Add in the different therapeutic benefits of terpenes, such as analgesic, sedative, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti anxiety protecting the digestive tract, aiding memory etc and you have an amazing chance to try and match up the right oil for the right person and what they wish to use it for.

The ECS is complicated, and experts haven’t yet determined exactly how it works or all of its potential functions. 

ResearchTrusted Source has linked the ECS to the following processes: 

  • appetite and digestion
  • metabolism 
  • chronic pain
  • inflammation and other immune system responses
  • mood 
  • learning and memory 
  • motor control
  • sleep
  • cardiovascular system function 
  • muscle formation 
  • bone remodeling and growth
  • liver function
  • reproductive system function
  • stress
  • skin and nerve function 

These functions all contribute to homeostasis, which refers to stability of your internal environment. For example, if an outside force, such as pain from an injury or a fever, throws off your body’s homeostasis, your ECS kicks in to help your body return to its ideal operation. 

Today, experts believe that maintaining homeostasis is the primary role of the ECS.

It is an exciting time to reconnect with mother natures natural herbs to help our health and well being.

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Welcome to Core Therapies! The Cabin is up and running and we have had a busy few weeks since opening our doors to welcome familiar faces and some lovely new ones ! It is absolutely wonderful to have my own healing space to share right in my garden! We now have the access from Farmhill Park sorted and a shiny new “yellow brick road” stepping stone pathway installed. This means you can park right outside the Cabin at the back and access through the lollipop gate.

I love being back in the “chair” so to speak. Having had some time off from running a busy clinic that I had had for 9 years, to focus on the children for a year, it is fantastic to be back doing what I love, helping to empower YOU to your own energy and creating the health and lifestyle you wish and deserve to have.

I intend to do a regular Blog and update on what has been happening at Core Therapies, there are some exciting new CPD courses I have lined up. I am constantly learning and love sharing what I learn.

I spotted this on social media and wanted to share it as it sums up why to use homeopathy, I would just add no 11 – because it works!

10 reasons to use homeopathy. . .

  1. Natural Action
    Homeopathy works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanism to promote health and to resist infection and susceptibility to disease. Although gentle, the results can be powerful and long lasting.
  2. Health & Well-Being
    Homeopathy improves health generally, rather than merely alleviating localized symptoms. It treats the whole individual, acting on the mental and emotional levels as well as the physical level, providing a balance in overall health and an increased sense of well-being and quality of life.
  3. Effective Medicine
    When used correctly, homeopathy can be an extremely effective system of medicine, providing long-lasting relief from many acute and chronic conditions and illnesses.
  4. No Harmful Side Effects
    Homeopathic treatment offers a gentle and non-invasive approach to health, producing no toxic side effects, no dependency or addiction, and no withdrawal.
  5. Cost Effective
    Homeopathic medicines are surprisingly inexpensive when compared to over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
  6. Fast-Acting First-Aid Relief
    Homeopathy can be safely used at home or in the workplace to provide rapid relief for minor problems such as bruises, simple burns, sprains, insect bites, gastric upsets, etc. However more serious or long-lasting complaints should be treated by a qualified homeopath.
  7. Not Tested on Animals
    Homeopathic medicines are tested only on healthy humans in order to determine the range of action of each remedy.
  8. Complementary Medicine
    Homeopathic medicines may be used independently or along with conventional drugs and other therapies (with the full knowledge of your other healthcare providers). It can often alleviate side effects of conventional treatments (e.g., chemotherapy).
  9. Environmentally-Friendly
    Homeopathy has no adverse impact on the environment, with no waste of energy or natural resources in the manufacturing process and no pollution of the water supply, oceans, and dump sites when used. Homeopathy is the ultimate Green Medicine!
  10. Medicine of the Future
    Homeopathy is the second most widely-used system of medicine in the world. It is available in most countries and is gaining in popularity as an alternative to conventional medicine.

Taken from the Canadian Society of Homeopaths:

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