As we find ourselves in a lockdown situation again in NZ, I just thought I’d remind you about a very useful homeopathic remedy – NUX VOMICA.

If like many people, your reaction to being in lockdown is to overindulge a little – maybe a bit more booze than usual to calm the uneasiness or because you don’t have to get up for work tomorrow? Maybe you’ve eaten a bit more rich food than usual because you’re bored or you need something comforting to eat?

If this sounds familiar, you could find that this little gem of a remedy, Nux Vomica, can be very useful for dealing with the unwelcome after-effects of overindulgence:

•  Hangover
• Upset tummy
• Irritability
• Headache
• Constipation or diarrhoea
• Fatigue

Nux Vomica can also be very helpful if you like to burn the candle at both ends! You may often enjoy staying up late and partying but you are also a bit of a workaholic and have to get up early every morning to start your busy day but always feel decidedly worse for wear!

This remedy could be for you if you find if hard to get to sleep at night because you can’t stop thinking about work, but when you do manage to drop off, you often find yourself wide awake at 3 or 4 am!

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that works gently and effectively to rebalance the body on a mental, emotional and physical level.

If you want to find out how homeopathy can help you and your family during lockdown and beyond, contact Jo for a FREE chat or to book a consultation now.

Bear With Us! 10/7/21
When you go for your initial consultation with your homeopath, you need to allow up to 2 hours for this.

Yes. That’s right!


But Why is this?
It’s not because we are nosey.
It’s not because we are judgemental.
It’s not because we have nothing better to do!

It’s because the homeopathic approach to healing is 'HOLISTIC' and 'INDIVIDUALISED.'

During your consultation, your Homeopath will want to ask you many questions.

They will focus initially on the main symptoms that have prompted you to book a consultation, but they will also ask you about any other symptoms you may suffer from, both past and present.

They will also gather information about you as a person, i.e. your characteristics, your likes and dislikes, your fears and dreams etc and also your life experiences and family’s medical history.

This will help provide a full picture of you on a physical, mental and emotional level and also any possible genetically inherited weaknesses.

Not only do we need to get a full picture of all your symptoms, but we also need to identify the uniqueness in which you express each of these symptoms.

In other words, one person with frequent headaches may feel pain behind their eyes which comes on in the morning and is sharp and stabbing, whereas another person’s headaches may be felt at the temples as a dull and throbbing pain and may be worse in the evening. Both clients will therefore require totally different remedies and what may work beautifully for one person may have no effect whatsoever on another person.

This is individualisation.

It is this individualisation of your case that helps the Homeopath choose The Right Remedy for YOU, out of over 5000 different existing remedies, that best matches your full picture of symptoms.

This is known as the ‘Simillmum’

When The Right Remedy, or ‘Simillimum’ is taken, under the supervision of The Right Homeopath, that's when the true transformative effect of Homeopathy can be experienced.

So, that my friend, is why we ask you to bear with us!


Insomnia, or sleeplessness is defined as a persistent difficulty with sleep initiation, duration, consolidation or quality.

It is a very common issue with an estimated up to 60% of adults being effected at some point in their lives.

If insomnia persists then it can have a detrimental effect on general health and quality of life. It has been linked to an increased risk of mental disorders such as depression and anxiety as well chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. It is therefore very important that you don't suffer in silence and seek help in order to resolve this issue.


  • Limiting or eliminating naps, especially late in the day
  • Restricting the use of alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco products in the evening
  • Avoiding late-night meals
  • Limiting screentime prior to bedtime
  • Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regularly during the day
  • Follow a consistent sleep schedule that includes the same bedtimes and wake-up times every day
  • Use your bedroom, and mattress for sleep and sex – avoid working, playing video games, and other stimulating activities


But, if you find that none of these really help, and you need a bit of extra support to get a good night’s sleep, then consulting with your Homeopath could be really beneficial as Homeopathy works gently and effectively to rebalance the body on a mental, emotional and physical level so it could be just what you need to help get to the bottom of what’s really keeping you awake at night.
Please contact Jo for a FREE chat to find out how Homeopathy can help you with your sleep issues or to book a consultation.
The Sleep Kit is also available from The Right Remedy Homeopathy.

It contains 11 Homeopathic Remedies that are most commonly found to help with sleep issues such as inability to fall asleep, restlessness, broken sleep and unrefreshing sleep.

Contains: Arsenicum, Aurum Met, Coffea, Cocculus, Graphites, Hyoscyamus, Ignatia, Kali Phos, Lachesis, Passiflora, Valeriana
$40 for 11 remedies (plus p&p)

Contact Jo for more info or if you would like to place an order.


You’ve gotta love Autumn in New Zealand.

We can still enjoy lots of warm, sunny days but the evenings are drawing in and becoming chillier, giving us the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate.
However, it is due to these dramatic changes in temperature from hot to cold, at this time of year, that we often see an increase in some common ailments such as:


Homeopathy can be a very useful tool to help support your body in autumn and all year round. It is a natural form of medicine that works gently and effectively on a physical, mental and emotional level to support the immune system and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.

If you’re suffering from an Autumn Ailment, Homeopathy can help to reduce the intensity and duration of the symptoms, especially if you start taking your remedy as soon as the symptoms appear.

Homeopathy is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to healthcare. Every one of us is a unique individual and will experience our symptoms in a different way. That’s when the real magic of Homeopathy kicks in as your individual symptom picture can be matched to the corresponding symptom picture of a homeopathic remedy making it specific and effective for you.



DULCAMARA (WOODY NIGHTSHADE) – A remedy that can be considered for any condition that is worse when it’s cold and damp or when there are sudden temperature swings from hot to cold.
It can be particularly helpful for coughs and colds with a lot of thick catarrh as well as bronchitis, pneumonia, flu or allergic reactions such as autumnal hayfever. It is also an often-overlooked remedy for rheumatoid arthritis and joint stiffness when the condition is brought on by cold and damp.

KALI BICHROMIUM (POTASSIUM BICHROMATE) – The main characteristics of this remedy are thick ‘gluey’, yellow discharges – from the nose, chest, or ears that are worse when it is cold. It can be helpful with sinusitis, ear infections, pneumonia, flu, colds and coughs where there is ‘rattling’ in the chest.

It is also characterised by pains or complaints that wander from one part of the body to another or are felt in small spots – such as wandering arthritis.

RHUS TOXICODENDRON (POISON IVY) – This remedy is useful for people who are irritable and restless and their ailments are generally made worse by cold, wet weather with a big aggravation in the autumn months.

It can be very useful for flu and fevers as well as bronchitis and pneumonia (where there is a lot of ‘rusty’ coloured phlegm), laryngitis, pharyngitis and hoarseness (loss of voice) . It is also a big remedy for lower back pain and sciatica that is worse for cold and wet, is very stiff but gets better after a bit of exercise.

If you happen to be suffering from any ailments this autumn, please contact me for a FREE 15 minute chat to how Homeopathy can help you and your family.

Help For Hayfever Sufferers  24/1/21

Hayfever, otherwise known as allergic rhinitis, is a condition in which the nasal passages become inflamed and is characterised by a whole raft of frustrating symptoms such as a constant runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. 

These symptoms are most commonly cause by an allergic reaction to particles in the environment such as pollen, dust or mould but can also be triggered by many other allergens such as animal fur or feathers.

Symptoms can be seasonal and are often at their worst in Spring and Summer when the weather is hot and dry, which is when more pollen is produced, and dust mites thrive!  Add in the high winds and humidity, frequently experienced in New Zealand, which further help spread and propagate the allergens, then you end up with the perfect storm for hayfever sufferers!

A whopping 20% of New Zealanders suffer from hayfever, which happens to be one of the highest rates in the developed world, and it also becoming more and more common.

New Zealand already has a high pollen count due to its extensive agriculture production, and introducing new species into the country also means new allergens circulating all the time.

However, there is also evidence to suggest that rising levels of carbon dioxide, as a result of climate change, are responsible for increasing plant growth and therefore increasing levels of pollen which in turn is contributing to the increasing number of hayfever sufferers in New Zealand.

Chances are that if you seek help from your G.P. for your hayfever, then you will be told to avoid allergens as much as possible and be offered medication in the form of antihistamines, decongestants or corticosteroids.

But if you would prefer to go down the natural health route, then Homeopathy can be very helpful in addressing your hayfever symptoms.

The best plan of attack is to book an acute consultation to help with the immediate symptoms during the hayfever season and then return for a more in-depth follow-up consultation once symptoms have eased in order to address the underlying cause of the condition and help reduce the severity and frequency of future episodes.

Alternatively, you could always grab a Homeopathic Hayfever Kit which contains 11 of the most common hayfever remedies that offer support for your symptoms such as runny or blocked nose, itchy, water eyes, sore throat, drowsiness, nausea, insomnia and more.


This should get you through until the end of the hayfever season and then, once symptoms have subsided, it would be a good time to book a consultation with Jo at The Right Remedy Homeopathy to help you on your healing journey.

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Happy New Year  5/1/21

Last week we all said good riddance to 2020 and welcomed in 2021 with open arms, because, even in these times of continuing uncertainty regarding the COVID 19 global pandemic, a new year always brings a spark of hope to people worldwide.

I took my first walk up Papamoa Hills early this morning to blow away the cobwebs and, urmmm, help my body detox after the annual season of festive overindulgence!
During my walk, a couple of Homeopathic remedies, in their natural form, caught my eye:

Digitalis (Foxglove) – Great general liver support remedy. Useful in liver related problems such as hepatitis, jaundice and nausea.

It can also be useful for heart issues such as angina, arrhythmia and rheumatic heart disease as well as combined liver and heart conditions.  

Cardus Marianus (Milk Thistle) – Another great remedy for liver support, useful in gall bladder stones or colic, acute hepatitis and chronic liver disorders, and even cirrhosis may respond to this remedy.

Now, is it just a coincidence that both these remedies are useful for supporting liver function and detox or is it Mother Nature in her infinite wisdom telling me that I need to ditch the rich foods and wine for a while and give my liver a bit of a break!!!

Which got me thinking, in a similar vein, is it just a coincidence that COVID 19 has stopped a lot of the world in it’s tracks and forced us to re-think how we live our lives or is it Mother Earth trying to tell us that we urgently need to change the way we all live in order to avoid ecological disaster?


This Is So True!                                         28/6/20

As a survivor of breast cancer, one of the most challenging things that I had to deal with was undergoing a 6 month course of chemotherapy treatment. Not only did I feel really crappy for most of the time, but I also had to deal with the sudden hair loss issue!

I got myself a couple of cool wigs in preparation, but I actually found that I didn't feel comfortable wearing them at all because they were too hot and itchy and also because I felt like a fake for some reason! 

I then decided to get myself a selection of headscarves to wear as I was not brave enough to walk around being a total baldy!  I wore them gingerly at first, I soon became more comfortable and confident. 

One of the first things I noticed about wearing a headscarf was that suddenly, everywhere I went, people were incredibly kind to me! They smiled, opened doors for me, asked how I was, offered me their seats and readily forgave all my shortcomings! 


This wonderful kindness made me feel really special, and I understood how sometimes people feel it can serve them to try to 'hang on' to their illness for as long as they can rather than get better!!!  

However, this was not me I'm glad to say as I was really relieved when my hair grew back after the treatment and I was able to lose the headscarf and get back to leading a more normal life again!

The one thing I still often think though is, wouldn't the world be a wonderful place if we were all a bit kinder to eachother? You just never know what challenges other people are facing in their lives. 

So, why not try showing someone and a bit of extra kindness and compassion today and you never know, you might just make a big difference to their day!


Why Its So Important To Check In With Your Emotions   14/6/20

The world is a scary place at the moment, and life is full of uncertainties.  It’s still really unclear as to how the rest of 2020 will pan out, and what the ‘new normal’ will look like for us here in New Zealand and for the rest of the world.

That means that it’s completely natural to be experiencing feelings of uncertainty and fear along with a whole raft of other emotions depending on your own personal perceptions, views, situation and experiences.

It may be really tempting to just distract ourselves or try and ignore any uncomfortable emotions, right now, or indeed at any time. However, it's actually a much better idea to make yourself a little bit of space and quiet time each day to check in with your emotions so you can sit with them and really feel them. This will help you to identify, acknowledge and work through them rather than suppress them.

Suppressing emotions can sometimes be a useful short term coping strategy, but in the long term it can actually have the opposite effect and may cause the emotions to become magnifed and distorted them rather than making them go away.

What’s more, it is possible that suppressed emotions can also lead to physical stress on the body which, if unaddressed, can eventually lead to illness.  That's why allowing yourself this time to understand and experience your emotions should be viewed a really important part of your own healthcare.  

If all that seems much easier said than done, or if you’re feeling totally overwhelmed at the moment, then please reach out to someone you trust, and talk it out today.

Speaking to your local Homeopath could be a great option for you. Your Homeopath is there to provide a safe space for you to be heard without judgement and in total confidentiality. Also, under the guidance of a trained Homeopath, Homeopathy can be really helpful on a mental emotional level, as well as a physical level.  

The Strawberry Moon                            6/6/20

Some of us sensitive souls tend to feel affected by a full moon.

It can feel like a bit of a disruptive time, resulting in more erratic behaviour, tension, or tiredness and can lead to feelings of anxiety or emotional upset.

Research has shown that we actually sleep less on the full moon, so this can take its toll too.

On Saturday 6th June, Kiwis can enjoy the Full ‘Strawberry Moon’.

It is not pink, or shaped like a strawberry, but acquired its name from Native Americans as it signifies the start of the wild strawberry picking season.

There is a homeopathic remedy derived from the moon's light, ‘Luna’. It is indicated, amongst others, for the following symptoms:

Irritability, sadness, depression, sleepwalking , oedema, headache, low back pain, sore throat and more…….

Also, intestinal worms tend to breed around the time of the full moon so giving Cina 30c for 5 days around the full moon 1-2 times daily is a great way natural to avoid anyone in your family becoming unexpected hosts!

Lethal Lilies                            26/5/20

My mischievous cat Pancake came strutting up to me last Saturday morning, totally oblivious to the fact that the fur around her chin, nose and mouth was bright yellow!

Yellow!!! What had she been up to???!!

Then suddenly, the penny dropped!

She had been up on the kitchen table (bad kitty!!), nuzzling the big bunch of Stargazer Lilies that my husband had very kindly bought me! 

Then, somewhere in the archives of my memory, I recalled that lilies were actually quite toxic to cats!!!

This was in fact confirmed by the vet who asked me to bring her in immediately, whereupon he put her on a drip for 48 hours and closely monitored her kidney function.

Three days and $548 later (!!!!), I was thankfully able to collect a very lucky, very healthy Pancake from the vet’s.  (She managed to escape from her carry case on the way home, but that’s a whole different story!!!!!). 

I kept her under close observation for the next 24 hours under the directions of the vet, and also gave her Cantharis for a few days as an organ support for her kidneys.

I am now happy to say that she is absolutely fine and just as mischievous as ever!

So, what have I learnt from this experience?
  1. That was a very expensive gift from my husband!!
  2. Sadly, it’s best to avoid having lilies in your house if you are a cat owner (many different types are toxic to cats), as ingesting any part of the flower can swiftly lead to feline renal failure if left untreated.
  3. Pancake the cat is definitely trouble, but  I am very glad she’s still with us 😊


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