Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Sole to Soul in Bentham

I will shortly be joining the team at Sole to Soul Holistic Therapy Centre in the market town of Bentham on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland.

The clinic was set up by Marie Rayner, a podiatrist and chiropodist,
she bought this old dilapidated Legion Hut on Grasmere Drive, demolished it, and has created a purpose built therapy centre on the site.

The Old Legion Hut in 2008

In June 2009 the new Sole to Soul clinic opened for business and now offers podiatry, chiropody, reflexology, massage, healing, Bowen therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, food intolerance testing, aqua detox, conscious medicine, naturopathy, herbal medicine and homeopathy.

Sole to Soul, Grasmere Drive, Bentham, LA2 7JP
Phone 015242 63067

Some of the Sole to Soul therapists will be at the Lancaster Complementary Health Fair on Saturday 20th March at Lancaster Town Hall if you want to go along and have a chat.

It is on from 10am to 5pm, entry is £1.50 and there will be free talks, taster sessions and the opportunity to meet a wide range of practitioners. There is also a raffle and a wholesome cafe.

Ghandi Quotes

Ghandi is always a good source of thought provoking quotes and one in particular has been on my mind recently. The huge amount of anti-homeopathy articles in the media reminded me of this.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

So, hopefully, we're not far from winning.

This is another great Ghandi quote which Dan Ullman came across

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Plants and Fungi in Homeopathy

This is a fantastic area on the Natural History Museum website. There is some excellent information and pictures of hundreds of plants and fungi as well as lichens and algae used in homeopathic remedies.

This is the work of Vilma Bharatan who is a botanist at the NHM.

Plants and Fungi in Homeopathy

Gelsemium Sempervirens
The homeopathic remedy Gelsemium is
often used to treat the symptoms of flu

The fantastic illustrations in the website reminded me of an excellent book that I have somewhere but can't seem to put my hands on at the minute! It is called 'Dangerous Garden: The Quest for Plants to Change our Lives' by David Stuart. He is a botanist and his passion for his subject really shines through every page. There are many wonderful pictures of plants in the book that are still in common use in homeopathy and herbalism. It is full of enthralling tales of the darker side of plants and includes poisonings, plague and pestilence, aphrodisiacs, mysterious mass hallucinations and much, much more. I do love reading Culpeper and Gerard but this is a herbal book with a difference!

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