This week I want to include Homeopathy as this is a big part of my home medicine cabinet. I am not even attempting to explain Homeopathy but years ago I had a practitioner who was so remarkable and she could give me answers in minutes about myself that no doctor has ever been able to. For instance she told me she understood I have to have the windows open (therefore plane travel is difficult!) and that I don't like too much noise or crowds. She also saw me in the waiting room and said "hello Annabel! Oh you are having a baby!" which doesn't sound amazing until you realise the doctor could work out if I was pregnant or not and my tests showed negative... yet yes I was!
The Royal family have followed homeopathy for generations and if you consider the incredible ages, staying power and youthfulness of the Queen Mother and the Queen that is enough to be impressive!
My Homeopath retired and I didn't find another but I persisted with using Rescue Remedy and our whole family has used that always. I would never be without it.
Just recently finally I found a wonderful Homeopath online. Karen is so good and I have asked her advice now on several issues.
This is her website Herbs Online Shop Australia.
The amazing thing is you can email Karen (or phone her) and she will advice you free of charge. She will also dispense remedies and you have them in a couple of days. Just go to the contact link and she replies to you right away.
You can read through the remedies and their uses as sometimes something will strike you as exactly right. Homeopathy is so interesting!
This is Maria's Essential Oil Cupboard.
With Mother of Pearl! 😍
I explained to Karen what we are doing here and that I am trying to build a home pharmacy as I want to be prepared and also we may be in the country which places me a fair way from a town. So from a medical point of view what should I stock that would cover most scenarios?
Karen has a list to help with this.
This is her list of Homeopath Remedies for Emergencies here.
You can assemble this yourself or buy it as a kit. If you have extra specific health care concerns you can ask Karen what you should add to this and she will help.
There is also a more basic kit here.
I thought I had struck gold that after all these years I can get remedies via the post and talk to a Homeopath and get advice for free. Well, I have struck gold. It is amazing. I am sure a face to face consultation would be wise in many circumstances but so far Karen has been so helpful and I am back up and running with Homeopathy.
Next I asked Karen what should we stock Essential Oils wise from a medical perspective? There are so many oils, how do we choose a wise selection to meet most health needs?
So off Karen went and she prepared us this list. Essential Oil Emergency Kit.
I was amazed as I explained to her I have a small blog and what I am trying to do. She made this up and it is so helpful. I have some of these oils and can add others that are needed. A list like this helps you to work out what to stock and what it is used for. A great place to start.
Jane has a gorgeous set of drawers for her essential oils.
So now I feel I am really getting somewhere with my medical cabinet. I have my conventional medicines and first aid kit well set up. There is first aid in each car and the house. With winter coming I am stocked in the kitchen too with the things I like to have such as Olive Leaf extract, Vitamin C, Zinc etc. Now my Essential Oils and Homeopathic Remedy supplies are looking pretty good too. It is amazing if you keep at something week by week you make progress.
Last week when we talked about early intervention I could see that the key is having things on hand and knowing what to do with them so you can act fast. I am working on that! I still do not have a home pharmacy cabinet. Meanwhile I have these little shelves from Kmart. I can see what I have. I know how to use each thing. And this sits in a place out of direct light.
There is something else I love about Homeopathy. It treats the emotional side of an injury, the shock, the fright, the upset to our system. This is so important. On the outside we might have healed but how often does a serious incident or illness actually scar us somehow on the inside?
If this interests you then study the Flower Essences here as these are remarkable. You will likely read a description of yourself. A description no one knows but you. If you do, this is the remedy for you...
I have only tried Flower remedies once but with success! So this is an area I need to study much more.
If anyone knows of a Homeopath or Naturopath that is wonderful near them or who will give advice online (or possibly in a forum) in the US please let us know for the USA readers. Some health food stores have visiting practitioners in certain hours that will give some advice for free. It could be worth asking. But we have Karen and I am so grateful to have found her!
If you contact Karen do tell her you are a Bluebird! I hope that for someone this is information that will make a difference. When you have a problem conventional medicine cannot help with you have lots of alternatives. Do not give up!
"The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth:
and he that is wise with not adhere them"
I think everything we need is provided. We just have to find it!
I hope you have a wonderful week! It is set to be raining here and that is good for us!
(I do not make money from my blog and I do not sell anything. Any recommendations I make are just because I think something is worth sharing and I do not get any kickbacks or any such thing. I thought I should mention that!)