we are having amazing hot weather in london – hotter than where we were in spain – I guess its a different type of heat being in the city;  the only drawback is mosquito bites!  they are such a pain.  apparently taking B12 helps ward off mosquitos and eating garlic.   we tried everything, from citronella oil, lavender but i always end up using jungle formula or mosiguard – so much for my natural organic products!  this year i am using avon skin so softly dry spray oil as an aftersun – i had heard that it really keeps the mosquitos at bay . unfortunately i dont have an avon rep (my mother in law used to do this), but you can get it on the internet and its very inexpensive.

for something natural to stop the swelling and itching, try a mixture of german chamomile, lavender and melissa oil – pour a few drops into some almond oil – it really does help.  otherwise good old benadryl and germolene cream definitely does soothe (it depends how natural you want to be).  taking the homeopathic remedy apis is a relief, the problem is you need to travel totally prepared and so your medicine bag becomes heavier than the rest of your luggage.  to go back to homeopathy, i now take a couple of pulsatilla pills as the plane ascends and descends and i find that this definitely helps with the pain in your ears.    high potency arnica is also a great remedy for jet lag. my whole family thinks homeopathy is witchcraft and a placebo, but as i have been homeopathic for over 30 years – i really do believe that it helps, whether it mentally gives you another channel to believe in;  as allopathically I have found that they give you  antibiotics and steroid creams, which help short term, but then the symptoms just come back.  I am not saying don’t take the advice of your doctor, as this can be lifesaving and prevent infection, but for long term answers give the natural method a go.   anyhow, my family still pop the pills when i give it to them, so they must believe in something. recently I had an allergic reaction which brought me out in excema patches all over – I found that the homeopathic remedy nat mur helped – it took me about 3 different remedies to get there –   of course homeopathy depends totally on your personality and how your body and mood responds, so its good to consult a practitioner.   Ainsworth has a great choice of combination remedies for most everyday ailments and their staff really help you with your problems and can advise too.

i have always seen carole ingram as a homeopath carolehomeopath@btinternet.com and caroline harper, who does these introductory courses in basic homeopathy – I have also found her very compassionate and really wants to help find the right remedy to get you back on the road.

6 thoughts on “homeopathy

  1. Interesting read. Have you tried kefir? It’s so good for so many reasons – and complements the homeopathic approach. I make my own.


    1. I am drinking something called biomel, the coconut alternative, as I have patches of excema at the moment and being half Chinese trying to avoid the cows milk. do you think kefir is still good for those with milk intolerances?


      1. I use goats milk but you can get vegetarian kefir grains to use with almond or soy milk or just water.


  2. B12 and garlic to ward off mosquitos, I have tried this for my family but it does not really seem to help, even starting a month before heading away. The bites are so ugly and itchy and these days seem to cause large lumps which take almost a week to disappear. Jungle spray seems to be the only repellant that works. As a gardener in this amazing summer here in the uk I am using it most days as I am getting bitten here. Not good. If you hear of alternatives let us know as I do not like using the stuff


    1. so sorry to hear that; I used to react terribly with bits, big lumps that don’t heal and can scar for a while. must be some other thing for you that works, will keep an ear for you – if you take the remedy apis every day, that may help and try this thyme out spray , it does stop itching and is natural – but pricey. x

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