Barbara Roberts, Homeopath

End of Year and Christmas Party Survival Remedies

Everything is winding up for the year, there are Christmas parties, and end of year celebrations all over the place. Sometimes though this can bring discomfort the next day, whether it is from eating things you don’t normally indulge in, too much sugar, too much alcohol, or not enough sleep. Here are a few remedies you can slip into your

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Rescue Kitten

A couple of weeks ago it was bucketing with rain, my husband’s flight was cancelled so I had to drive out to the airport to collect him. I got to the top of the road and there was a tiny kitten on the road. I stopped and got out to pick it up, and it ran under my car and

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Gun Powder

This is one of my favourite remedies, excellent for supporting immunity, preventing and treating infection. If you are wanting to avoid antibiotics Gun Powder is an essential remedy to have in your arsenal. John H Clarke wrote about Gun Powder as a remedy in 1914, an article that caught the interest of many Homeopaths of the time. His booklet (published

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Antibiotic Awareness Week

What would the world be like without Antibiotics? Unfortunately with increasing antibiotic resistance this may be a world that our great grandchildren have to live in. Prior to antibiotics things like infected wounds and pneumonia killed people- in fact Pneumonia was sometimes called old man’s friend, because it assured a quick death, not a drawn out painful and slow death.

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At What Point Should You Consult a Homeopath?

Homeopathy is an amazing modality, and something that you can use at home to treat acute conditions from coughs and colds to first aid conditions like bruises, puncture wounds and minor burns. Sometimes though, it is worth getting a Professional involved. Although I am a Homeopath myself I have my own Homeopath who I see for myself and my family

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Fireworks and animals

I’m a Guy Fawkes baby, and I used to love the fireworks, seeing the sky light up, the colours and all the different types of fireworks that were available. These days I have come to the conclusion that while the failed act of terrorism was a crime and the perpetrators were punished in the accepted manner of the time, the

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TEETH

I recently heard a new acronym, which I absolutely love (credit to Luke Norland on Eugenie Kruger’s Homeopathy Hangouts podcast, episode 25). The acronym is TEETH- Tried Everything Else, Try Homeopathy. It is such an accurate term, and I am sure any Homeopath will have experiences in this. Do we get results for these people? Absolutely. Is it a quick

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Worms

This is the catch all term for the small parasites that live in our gastrointestinal tract. There are different types of worms, but in New Zealand we are fortunate that usually it is only Threadworm (aka pinworm) we have to deal with. The main symptom in children is itching around the anus that is worse at night. For some it

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Arnica

Despite being the one remedy that is known by most people even if they have never heard of Homeopathy, I have never written about Arnica on here, apart from the personal family stories of injury. So here it is 😊 Arnica is our number one trauma remedy, and indicated for any type of injury, including overuse or repetitive strain injuries.

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Go Kerikeri! National Team Sailing Championships

My daughter is competing this week in the National Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships. So before I go any further – go Kerikeri!! When my kids go away I always send them with a small kit of remedies that they can take themselves and brief instructions on what and how to take. In her kit this week she has Arnica

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Homeopathy and the Placebo Effect

Homeopathy is often dismissed as a placebo effect. My short and pithy answer to that is that it works for babies and animals who don’t know what a placebo effect is. Despite that, I want to actually discuss that and though why we cannot rule it out entirely, it can not be responsible for all the improvements we see homeopathically.

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X ray

This was my day yesterday – a school playground accident left my youngest not wanting to move his arm, so nurse, doctor, x-ray, doctor, nurse for a cast before being able to go to school. X rays were inconclusive so it’s a trip to the fracture clinic and probably more x rays next week. In light of this, I want

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Bambusa

Bambusa is bamboo. A member of the grasses family, other plants in the family include rice, wheat, barley, oats, and sugar cane. The main sensation in this family is a feeling of heaviness and a need for support. Bamboo is used for furniture, building, scaffolding and even things like bridges. Up to 2018 there was a bamboo bridge across the

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Back Pain

Socrates, the Greek Philosopher is quoted as saying “If you would seek health, look first to the spine” and it is true that the health of our spine is important for overall health. Back pain is something we need to deal with for ongoing good health. Metaphysically back problems are rooted in a lack of support. Louise Hay breaks this

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Miasms and the 18 stages

Today is the last day of miasmatic theory, and it is different again. If you have been with me all along, thank you for reading. I have put hours of time and research into this, and they have taken me over 6 weeks to write. Louis Klein has two excellent books on Miasms and Nosodes that are a fantastic reference.

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Miasms and the Sensation Method

Last Monday I wrote about miasmatic theory, and then each day discussed a different miasm- Psora, Sycosis, Syphilitic, Tubercular, Cancer and then the last two days some of the other Miasms that have been proposed. Today we are looking at Miasms in a slightly different light, and examining the work of the first of two Homeopaths who have taken miasmatic

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Other Miasms part 2

This is a continuation of yesterdays post, looking at other proposed miasms. Last week was a week long exploration of miasms, with Hahnemann’s original three, then the Tubercular and Cancer miasms, and yesterday a look at miasms that have been theorised for today- AIDS, Radiation or FARC. Today we are exploring some other postulated miasms and what those look like

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Other Miasms part 1

The five miasms we have discussed this week are accepted by many Homeopaths around the world. However in more recent times there has been discussion about other miasms. Some of it is quite controversial, some Homeopaths believe that they fit in to the other five, or for traditionalists three, miasms. I’m not trying to convince you one way or the

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Cancer

This week we are exploring Miasmatic theory, what Hahnemann called our predisposition to disease, and covers inherited patterns of illness. This is the fifth miasm, so make sure to check out the introductory post and those about Psora, Sycosis, Syphilitic and Tubercular miasms. The fifth miasm is Cancer. This post will discuss some of the wider metaphysical relations with cancer

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Tubercular Miasm

This week we are exploring Miasmatic theory, what Hahnemann called our predisposition to disease, and covers inherited patterns of illness. This is the fourth miasm, so make sure to check out the introductory post and those about Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis. Today we are exploring the Tubercular miasm, which is not one of Hahnemann’s original three miasms, but was suggested

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Syphilitic Miasm

This week we are exploring Miasmatic theory, what Hahnemann called our predisposition to disease, and covers inherited patterns of illness. This is the third miasm, so make sure to check out the introductory post and those about Psora and Sycosis. Before you read further, this post may be triggering as it has discussion about death and the cycle of life.

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Sycosis

This week we are exploring Miasmatic theory, what Hahnemann called our predisposition to disease, and covers inherited patterns of illness. This is the third post and second miasm, so check out the general explanation and yesterdays post on Psora to learn more. Sycosis is Hahnemann’s second miasm, and is from infection with Gonorrhoea, and the name of the nosode is

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Psora

This week we are exploring Miasmatic theory, what Hahnemann called our predisposition to disease, which covers inherited patterns of illness. Let’s start at the beginning. Hahnemann believed that 85% of disease originated with Psora, and is the foundation of human suffering. In fact that all disease that was not sexually transmitted had its roots in Psora. Psora, or “the itch”

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Miasms

When you see a Homeopath for a full consultation you will be asked about your medical history, as well as your family history of illness and disease. We do this to get a picture of patterns of disease, and inherited tendency to disease. Samuel Hahnemann was a man well ahead of his time. He recognised that family history impacted a

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