Saturday, 19 February 2011

Homeopathy at Wellie Level

Homeopathy At Wellie Level is an organisation set up by Christine Lees who has an agricultural degree but is also a qualified homeopath. HAWL provides courses to help the farmer help himself, and looks at homeopathy as an additional farm management tool, not as something designed to take the place of conventional treatment.

Here is an article in Farmers Weekly about Christine and her work

Prince Charles is a great supporter of her work and most HAWL courses are run at Broadfield Farm on the Duchy Estate in Gloucestershire.

The three day course is spread over several weeks to allow farmers the chance to practice what they have learned between sessions. Day one covers the basic principles of homeopathy, learning what a homeopath looks for when observing animals and six remedies which can be added to everyday farm management. Day two covers assessing a sick animal and choosing the right symptoms to help find an appropriate remedy, and day three looks at the longer view, learning how to build homeopathy into the farm year.

OMSCo the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative offers funding to members to do the course and will cover half the fees.

Under the organic standards for milk, routine use of medicines such as antibiotics is prohibited and homeopathy (under veterinary guidance) is encouraged as an effective alternative and a powerful tool in the maintenance of herd health. With increasing levels of disease on the farm over the years OMSCo believes farmers need another tool to complement conventional treatments.

Yeo Valley are an organic dairy in Somerset which use homeopathy for their cows. Here is a blog post about their use of alternative treatments on the farm.

For information about homeopathic vets in your area or information on homeopathy for animals in general go to the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons website

Have look at this video of farmer Oliver Dowding talking about how homeopathy has worked for him and his animals.

Update - in June 2011 MRSA was found in milk because of the routine use of antibiotics to deal with the health problems associated with the extremely high levels of milk being produced per cow. See this article from The Soil Association 

I have an Amazon AStore with a selection of books on Veterinary Homeopathy this is by no means a definitive list but these are some suggestions if you want to find out more about how homeopathy may be able to help with your animals.

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