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Autumn Ailments?

Homeopathy can be a useful tool to support your body during the change of season.

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Autumn in New Zealand is such a beautiful time of year with warm, sunny days but noticeably cooler evenings.  
It is because of these dramatic fluctuations in temperature at this time of year, that we often see an increase in some common ailments such as colds, coughs, flu, ear infections and joint pains.

Homeopathy can be a very useful tool to help support your body during seasonal changes. 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 us to find out how Homeopathy can help you and your family.

Skin Problems?

Not Looking Forward to the Colder Months?

Homeopathy For Healthy Skin - All Year Round

For people who suffer from skin complaints, it is common to experience an increase in symptoms during the colder months.

This is due to factors such as the use of central heating, low humidity, cold winds, staying covered up by lots of clothing layers, leading a more sedentary lifestyle and an increased tendency to stray from a healthy, balanced diet at this time of year (think stodgy comfort food!). 

These factors can cause skin to become stripped of natural oils and moisture at the same time as having to process an increased amount of toxins. No wonder we see an aggravation in our skin problems such as dry, itchy, flaky skin and all sorts of breakouts at this time of year!

If your skin is crying out for help, the healing hands of homeopathy are here to help support healthy skin all year round.

What Is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a natural approach to health care that can help address many different issues, including those involving the skin. It is a gentle, effective, holistic approach that treats the entire person on a physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual level, with the aim of getting to the root cause of the problem.

Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances such as flowers, plants and minerals. They are made by using a process known as 'potentisation'.  This process removes toxic side effects whilst releasing the latent healing energy of the substance in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism.

Homeopathy is also individualised meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all remedy that will suit everyone, so you may need to arrange a consultation with your homeopath to find the right remedy for you especially if symptoms are becoming progressively worse or showing no signs of improvement.

Top Homeopathic Remedies For Common Skin Complaints

Homeopathy can be very useful for skin problems, whether they are short or long-term, minor or major.

We have focused on eczema, psoriasis and acne in this article as they are 3 of the most common skin conditions, however, homeopathy can be useful or many more issues including vitiligo, discolouration, shingles, cold sores, wound healing, scarring, hives, rashes, rosacea, dry skin, sun damage and many more!

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema is a skin condition that causes a dry, scaly rash on the top of the skin that can be extremely itchy. Eczema flare-ups often occur more frequently or get worse in the winter. This is due to factors such as dry air and indoor heating systems drying out your skin along with wearing several layers of clothing, taking hot baths, or using lots of bedcoverings.

There are many different homeopathic remedies that can help with eczema symptoms, here are the most commonly indicated remedies:

Graphites - This is a top homeopathic remedy for eczema. It works well for both dry eczema and moist eczema. It is useful for dry eczema when the skin is excessively rough and dry with intense irritation. Cracks may develop on the affected skin. In moist eczema, it should be used when the skin oozes moist, sticky honey-like fluid in any body-bend, such as the elbow, behind the knees, behind the ears, on one’s face (especially around the mouth, chin and nose), on one’s hands, between fingers, eyelids and scalp.

Sulphur - A particularly useful remedy for eczema that is very itchy, especially when it is worse in the evening and at night or upon becoming very hot and/or sweaty.  The itching leads to scratching followed by a burning sensation. Sulphur can also be used for the symptoms of moist eczema when there is a discharge of yellow fluid from eruptions. Sulphur is also the most appropriate choice when eczema cases have been treated with ointments in the past with no relief.

Natrum Mur - A very useful remedy for eczema on the edges of the hairline where there is marked redness and inflammation.  The rash may ooze fluid and may also damage the hair.

Petroleum – A leading remedy when there are deep cracks on the skin, accompanied by bleeding. The skin of the affected areas is dry, hard, and rough. Petroleum helps reduce the dryness of skin and helps to heal cracks. The cracks can develop on the skin in any part of the body but hands are the most affected which may be burning and itching.

Psorinum – A very useful remedy when eczema appears in the bends or the folds of skin. Rashes may occur in the bend of the elbows, armpit-folds or area behind the ear. In case of eczema behind the ear, a discharge may ooze out, the rash may be itchy which disturbs sleep as it gets worse at night.


Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disease in which the skin cells proliferate profusely (grow superfast). The rate of formation of the skin cells is far higher than normal which means that immature skin cells keep appearing on the surface of the skin that look like large, whitish flakes similar to dandruff. Cold, dry weather can trigger psoriasis flare-ups. Other triggers include stress, smoking and certain infections.

There are many different homeopathic remedies that can help with symptoms of psoriasis, here are the most commonly indicated remedies:

Graphites – A very useful remedy for psoriasis where constipation is also present. The patient is usually chilly and intolerant to cold. There may be thick, sticky, honey-like discharge from the eruptions and the skin becomes rough and hard. The bends of joints and groin area are often affected, and, in some cases, eczema may also be present with psoriasis.

Mezereum - In cases where the primary area that is involved happens to be the head or the scalp, Mezereum is one of the best homeopathic remedies for psoriasis. It tends to cover the head with thick and leathery crusts under which there is a collection of pus. There is often formation of white scabs on the scalp and scaly eruptions.

Arsenicum Iodatum – This is a very useful remedy where the patches of psoriasis are varied in colour.  The skin is dry, scaly, and itchy. The scales are large in size. On exfoliation, the scales leave behind the raw exuding surface.

Sepia - When there is foul odour from the eruptions and the affected area, Sepia is one of the best homeopathic remedies for psoriasis. It is a deep acting remedy and is useful for women with PMT and during menopause. Weakness, irritability and indifference may also be present.


The most common cause of acne is the rise in the level of the hormone androgen during adolescence. Androgen activates the sebaceous (oil) glands under the skin and makes them grow bigger, producing excess oil. The hair follicles get plugged with this oil and dead skin cells, giving the bacteria a chance to thrive and cause acne.

Many factors can trigger acne or make it worse such as stress, dietary factors (dairy, gluten, sugar, food additives), lack of sleep, oil-based cosmetics, hormonal changes.

There are many different homeopathic remedies that can help with acne symptoms, here are the most commonly indicated remedies:

Hepar Sulph - A useful remedy for pus filled acne, especially where there is pricking pain or bleeding. It is most useful for young people but also for people of all ages.

Belladonna - A useful remedy when pimples are very red and the face can also be red, shiny and sweaty. Pimples may be present on any part of the face, but usually appear on the chin and the corners of the mouth.

Silicea - A highly effective remedy for pus-filled pimples and cystic acne (painful pus-filled bumps forming deep under the skin due to infection and inflammation from blocked pores in the skin). It also works well on pimples that itch or cause a burning sensation, generally worse in the daytime.

Kali Bromatum - A helpful remedy where there are acne breakouts on the face, chest and shoulders. It can be used for simple/hardened acne or when acne contains pus. This acne may look bluish red and can be itchy too. It is also an excellent remedy for acne that leaves scars.

Sulphur - This is the best homeopathic remedy for pimples that very itchy, particularly at night and may be inflamed and painful to touch. It is particularly useful for acne on the forehead but can also help with acne anywhere on the face. It can also help with blackheads (blockage of pores with oil, dead skin cells occurring on forehead and chin).

Pulsatilla - This is the most suitable medicine to treat acne in young girls at puberty. It is also a leading medicine used mostly to treat acne associated with any sort of menstrual irregularities in women at any age.

There are a few things we can all do to help keep your skin as healthy as possible during the colder months such as:

·      Keep central heating at a comfortable temperature rather than being tempted to crank it up to the max (between 18 and 21 degrees    Celsius)

·      Keep shower, bath or handwashing temperatures at a comfortable level rather than scalding hot  

·      Use a natural, fragrance-free body wash and exfoliate regularly if possible

·      Choose a natural moisturiser and apply regularly all over including the hands – especially directly after washing, bathing or showering

·      Don’t forget to apply sunscreen when going outside, as the sun can still do damage in the winter

·      Drink plenty of water to help you stay hydrated

·      Take plenty of regular exercise

·      Follow a healthy balanced diet full of wholefoods, fruit and veggies. Try to avoid processed food as much as possible.

·      Wear soft, natural, non-irritating clothing next to your skin

Homeopathy Can Offer Support For Many Different  Skin Problems!

As mentioned before, homeopathy can help with many different skin issues including vitiligo, discolouration, shingles, cold sores, wound healing, scarring, hives, rashes, rosacea, dry skin, sun damage and many more.  So reach out for the healing hands of homeopathy if your skin is crying out for help!  

Contact The Right Remedy Homeopathy now to find out how we can help you and your family with your skin issues.

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Is Insomnia Keeping You Up At Night?

Homeopathy can provide support for sleep issues.

Do You Suffer From Insomnia?

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 having been linked to an increased risk of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety as well as serious chronic health 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 your sleep issues.


· 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 screen time prior to bedtime

· Maintaining a healthy diet and taking regular exercise in the day time (exercising in the evening may overstimulate the mind  and body making it harder to get to sleep)

· 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 only – avoid working, playing video games, and other stimulating activities


Homeopathy can also be very useful for sleep support as it works gently and effectively to rebalance the body on a mental, emotional and physical level. It could be just what you need to help get to the bottom of what’s really keeping you awake at night and re-introduce you to a good night’s sleep.

At  The Right Remedy Homeopathy we have put together The Sleep Kit containing  11 Homeopathic Remedies that are commonly found to help with many sleep issues such as inability to fall asleep, restlessness, broken sleep and unrefreshing sleep.

Contains Remedies 30c : Arsenicum, Aurum Met, Coffea, Cocculus, Graphites, Hyoscyamus, Ignatia, Kali Phos, Lachesis, Passiflora, Valeriana

$40 for 11 remedies (plus p&p)

Go to SHOP for more information about our Homeopathic Kits

Please contact Jo for a FREE chat to find out how Homeopathy can help you with your sleep issues or to book a consultation.

Can Homeopathy Help With Weight Loss?

Absolutely, it can help, but perhaps not in the way that you would think.

So is there a miracle homeopathic pill that can make you lose weight?

Sorry guys, but this simply isn’t true, but Homeopathy can play a very useful supportive role in weight management and weight loss for many people.

There is no avoiding the fact that regular exercise and a healthy, balanced diet are fundamental prerequisites for achieving a healthy body weight and for maintaining overall health. However, well-chosen homeopathic remedies may help support you along your weight loss journey and may also help accentuate your weight loss.

That’s because Homeopathic remedies can help improve digestion and metabolic activities. They can also help eradicate the emotional and mental barriers that can often lead you to sabotage your best efforts.

It is important to grasp one very important principle of Homeopathy, that there is no one-size-fits-all remedy for anything. It is all about individuality and finding a remedy that matches everyone’s unique symptom picture and how they express it.

Here’s what worked for me:

My homeopath prescribed a bowel nosode, Sycotic Co. followed by a constitutional remedy Sepia.

Bowel nosodes are a special group of homeopathic remedies made from different groups of NLFB (non-lactose fermenting bacilli) that are found in the bacterial flora of the human intestines during states of ill health and disease.

If this sounds a bit gross – don’t worry! The process used to prepare Homeopathic remedies – ‘Potentisation’ – means that the substance is diluted (and shaken vigorously) several times in order to eliminate any harmful or toxic effects of the substance and release the latent energy found within the substance in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism.

When bowel nosodes are carefully selected by a qualified homeopath, they can help restore a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which in turn helps improve the digestive system and can have a positive impact on many different aspects of overall health such as mental health, skin health, metabolism, cardiovascular health and the immune system.

I took a 200c potency dose of the prescribed bowel nosode for 6 days and didn’t really feel any difference. However, as taking a bowel nosode can enhance the action of a well selected constitutional remedy, when I took my Sepia 200c, after the second dose I felt a big mind-shift.

It was incredible!

I felt as if a veil had lifted and that I could see everything more clearly! I no longer allowed worries and self-doubts to get in the way of pursuing my own goals.

It was very shortly after this that I instinctively made the changes to my diet and lifestyle that were necessary for achieving my health goals. I stopped drinking alcohol almost completely, stepped up my daily exercise and started to follow a healthy weight loss plan. A year later, I have now lost nearly 13kgs and am generally feeling much happier, healthier, and more self-confident.

But that is just my own personal journey. Everyone is unique with their own whys and wherefores so everyone’s path towards a healthy body weight will be different.

Homeopathy has been successfully employed to support weight loss for many years using the approach of constitutional prescribing. This involves the Homeopath taking a detailed case history of the individual including all the physical, mental and emotional symptoms, medical history, family history and personal characteristics. They will then prescribe a suitable remedy based on the evaluation of all the information gathered.

It is very important to ascertain the most likely cause of the weight gain to begin with. Some of the most common causes include under active thyroid, depression, a sluggish digestive system, a sedentary lifestyle, menopause and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome).

There are many different homeopathic remedies that can assist with weight loss, and the most suitable remedy should be selected based on the cause of the weight gain and the constitutional picture of the individual.

Some useful homeopathic remedies for supporting weight loss:

1. Calcarea carbonica: This is the top remedy for homeopathic weight loss support. It is often prescribed for people who carry most of their weight in their midsection and who have a sluggish metobolism. As mentioned previously, the constitutional symptoms must also be taken into account in order for a remedy to be effectively prescribed. Calcarea carbonica may be right for you if you experience some of the following:

  • Excessive sweating, especially on the head and palms and especially at night

  • A feeling of exhaustion and overwork

  • Lots of fears including heights, mice, rats, insanity

  • Shortness of breath upon exertion

  • Constipation without any urging

  • Chilliness and generally feel worse from the cold

  • Weight gain due to underactive thyroid gland

  • Weight gain following pregnancy

2. Lycopodium: If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been gaining weight, this remedy may help. This is prescribed to those who have weight issues because of gastric and liver problems. If you have these issues, you may also suffer from constipation and flatulence. If all your weight goes straight to your thighs and buttock areas, lycopodium may be your solution:

· Bloated abdomen with lots of wind

· Huge appetite – often even wakes at night to eat

· Craves sweet things and may lack discipline and control around the amount they consume

· Heartburn and sour belching

· Anxiety about health, arguments and work

· May suffer from low self-esteem but may act egotistically and assertively to hide this

Both Ammonium Carbonicum and Antimonium Crudum can be useful for people who hold excess weight in their upper body compared to their legs which are usually quite thin.

4. Ammonium Carb: If you experience the following symptoms you may be prescribed ammonium carb.

  • Cardiac problems

  • Depression

  • Nasal congestion

  • Not happy with life

  • Nervous tendencies

5. Antimonium Crudum: if you are experiencing these physiological conditions, this remedy may be prescribed to you:

  • Obese young adults and children

  • People who are sensitive

  • Your tongue is coated in a thick white substance

  • Discoloration in your nails

  • Craving salts

  • You get more blisters than normal

  • Excess irritability

  • Children who experience stomach problems

6. Natrum Muriaticum: This is an effective remedy for fat accumulation and weight gain in the thighs and buttocks area and is particularly useful for people who have gained weight due to long term stress or depression.

  • Introverted, closed personality who do not like to talk about their grief

  • The top remedy for people whose symptoms begin from grief or insufficiently processed grief

  • Intolerance of heat, especially the sun

  • Tendency towards headaches – especially between 10am and 3pm when sun is at its hottest/highest

  • Craves salt in the diet

  • Sensitive person who builds protective wall around themselves and feels things very deeply especially grief

Sepia and Graphites are both very useful remedies for women who have gained excess weight during menopause.

7. Graphites: This remedy is great for people who are trying to lose excess weight, but it is particularly helpful for women during menopause who are experiencing lots of sadness:

· Irregular menstrual cycle

· Anxiety, sadness and brainfog upon waking

· Dryness, cracking and itching of skin

· Stomach pains, trapped wind and constipation

· Thickening of nails and skin

8. Sepia: This remedy is great for women who gain weight during menopause due to hormonal imbalances and frequent hot flushes They are very sensitive individuals who have become irritable, depressed and introverted following much stress, grief and disappointment. They can also become progressively more detached and indifferent towards their family and community.

· Involuntary weeping and sarcastic, cutting remarks followed by remorse

· Dislike company and prefer to be alone

· Aversion to sex

· Feel much better for exercising

· An empty feeling in the stomach that is not made better from eating

9. Nux vomica: This remedy is given to those who live a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary habits. They are excessive, workaholics who like to burn the candle at both ends – working long hours but also staying up late, overindulging in rich foods, alcohol, coffee and other stimulants. It will be prescribed to you under these conditions:

  • Lots of stomach pains, indigestion and acid reflux

  • Constipation with constant urging

  • Craving spicy and fried food, alcohol and coffee

  • Very irritable, impatient

  • Workaholic - ambitious and competitive

  • Insomnia, difficulty getting to sleep and often waking between 3-4am without getting back to sleep and therefore napping in the afternoon

  • Intolerant to cold

Homeopathy offers support for weight loss by helping to restore your body’s balance, health, and vitality on mental, emotional, and physical level. For any chronic (on-going) condition it is important to seek professional advice from a qualified registered homeopath or your GP to ensure you are receiving the best possible, on-going support.

We All Want Healthy Kids

Can homeopathy help?

All Parents Want To See Their Kids Happy, Healthy and Thriving!

However, with the many common childhood illnesses that even the most robust of kids are susceptible at some point in their lives, it’s good to know that when your child gets sick, homeopathy can safely, gently and effectively assist your child to return to good health, by stimulating their natural healing ability.

What’s more, it’s even better to know that homeopathy is a non-toxic form of medicine, with no side effects and that also works as a wonderful complementary treatment alongside conventical medicine.

Homeopathy can help with many common acute (short term) childhood illnesses such as:

• Ear infections

• Sore throats

• Tummy upsets

• Coughs

• Colds

• Fever

• Injuries

It can give kids the support their body needs for them to heal quickly and get back on their feet.

Homeopathy can also be very useful with many chronic (long term) childhood conditions such as:

• Asthma

• Eczema

• Epilepsy


• Allergies

• Sleep issues

It can gently help stimulate their body to heal and return to a balanced state of health.

Another great thing about homeopathy is that it also works particularly well on a mental/emotional level as well as the physical, so it can be very useful for children to help them when they are experiencing difficult emotions such as:

• Anxiety

• Grief

• Anger

• Depression

• Jealousy

• Guilt

It can help them move through life’s challenges more smoothly and become well adapted, happy kids.

If you want to find out a little more about how homeopathy can help you and your little ones, contact The Right Remedy Homeopathy now.

We also offer a HOMEOPATHIC KIT FOR CHILDREN containing 11 different remedies to help with many common childhood health issues such as teething, injuries, fevers, upset tummies and more.

Why It’s So Important To Check In With Your Emotion

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 2021 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

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 2021 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, and can help us get through stressful situations, but in the long term it can actually have the opposite effect and may cause the emotions to become magnifed and distorted 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 as 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 confidence. Also, under the guidance of a trained Homeopath, Homeopathy can be really helpful on a mental emotional level, as well as a physical level.

     Feel Like You’ve Overindulged??                  

Nux Vomica - The no.1 remedy for you when you’re

feeling the after-effects of too much alcohol, rich food and high living!!

Nux Vomica is a great remedy for helping the body to detox and recover from unwanted symptoms such as:

· Nausea and vomiting

· Irritability and short temper

· Headache or migraine

· Constipation of diarrhoea

· Fatigue and tiredness

· Poor quality sleep

· Stomach cramps and pains

· Cystitis

· Acid reflux of indigestion

· Sensitivity or noise, light and smells

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 ii 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 your symptoms persist or you want to find out how homeopathy can help you and your family to combat the effects of seasonal excesses, contact Jo for a FREE chat or to book a consultation now.

Let The Sunshine In

Homeopathy’s Got your Back This Summer

As we head towards another glorious New Zealand summer, for those of you who like to worship the sun’s golden rays, it is very important to remind yourself that NZ sun is really strong compared to many other parts of the world.

That’s because in New Zealand:

· There is less ozone here to block the UV rays that cause sunburn.

· Earth’s orbit takes it closer to the sun during the southern summer than    during the northern summer.

· There is less pollution in the southern hemisphere to block the UV rays.

Protect Your Skin

So, in order to protect your skin from sun damage, the best thing to do is slip, slop, slap and wrap:

• Slip on a shirt.
• Slop on the sun cream (I recommend
MySunshine if you want a 100% natural, moisturising sunscreen.

• Slap on a hat.
• Wrap around sunglasses.

The Sunshine Vitamin

Although it is important to take the relevant steps to protect our skin from the sun’s rays, it is also recommended that we all get a little daily exposure to the sun in order to for our skin to synthesise Vitamin D.

Vitamin D(which is actually a pre-hormone) is often known as ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ and plays many important roles in the body making it essential for optimal health.

One of the most impressive benefits of vitamin D3 is its ability to enhance immunity and protect against infection as it is integral to the function of immune cells in the body. What’s more, a deficiency in this important micronutrient has shown to slow wound healing and increase the risk of infection.

Further benefits of Vitamin D include:

1. Boosts Bone Strength

2. Enhances Mental Health

3. May Help Fight Cancer Cells

4. Helps with weight management

You can obtain some Vitamin D through your daily diet by eating oily fish, eggs, mushrooms or spinach but sun exposure is by far the best way to boost vitamin D levels, particularly because very few foods contain significant amounts.

Not only is getting vitamin D around midday more efficient, but it might also be safer than getting sun later in the day as studies have found that afternoon sun exposure may increase the risk of dangerous skin cancers.

It is recommended that fair skinned people spend 15 mins in the sun at noon, which is when the sun is at its highest point, and its UVB rays are most intense. That means you need less time in the sun to make sufficient vitamin D.

Darker-skinned people need to spend longer in the sun than lighter-skinned people to produce the same amount of vitamin D (from 30 minutes to 3 hours) because their skin contains more melanin. This pigment helps protect the skin against damage from excess sunlight, acting as a natural sunscreen and absorbing the sun’s UV rays to protect the skin.

If you think you might be vitamin d deficient then you can ask your GP to arrange a test for you.

I would also recommend taking a good quality daily supplement such as Clinicians Sunshine Vitamin D3 yummy sublingual tablets.      

How Can Homeopathy Help With Sun Exposure?

Even when we have plenty of sunscreen applied, and we’re super cautious, sunburn, heatstroke  or sun allergies can still affect us so it’s lucky that we’ve always go Homeopathy to turn to for help!

Homeopathic remedies can help in the treatment of acute (short term) and chronic (long term) complaints arising from prolonged sun exposure, bringing relief naturally and gently.

One of the top Homeopathic remedies for sun exposure is Sol (Sunlight):

1.Sol - This remedy works well for sunburn of varying intensities, from mild to severe, and also for chronic sunburn and sun spots on the skin.

It can be particularly useful for sunburn with red, itchy skin especially when the skin is very sensitive to sunlight and burns easily even from the least exposure.

It is helpful for rashes when they appear on the areas exposed to the sun; like the face, back, and back of the hands.

It can also be useful for peeling skin with the sensation of heat. In some cases, there may be itching that gets worse in the evening.

There are many more Homeopathic remedies that can be useful for sun exposure symptoms including dehydration, sun stroke, headaches and stomach upsets such as…………

2. Belladonna – Suitable Medicine for Sunburn with Redness

Belladonna is a beneficial treatment for sunburn in cases with redness and burning. The affected area appears swollen, smooth, and red. The skin may get dry, hot, and sensitive to touch. The key feature in such cases is that on touching the skin, it seems to be extremely hot.

3. Cantharis – Wonderful Medicine for Sunburn with Blisters

Cantharis is a very effective medicine for blisters formed due to sunburn. Patients may complain of vesicular eruptions on the face which may be highly sensitive to touch. These eruptions may turn black later. There may also be sharp pain and burning. Patients get relief by cold application to the affected area.

4. Apis Mellifica – An Excellent Medicine for Sunburn with Stinging

Apis Mellifica is a valuable remedy for sunburn which causes stinging and burning. The patient may complain of sensitivity to heat, and dry and sensitive skin. Sudden puffiness may appear in the whole body, and the swollen areas may become sensitive to touch. Apis Mellifica is an important homeopathic medicine for sunburn with water-filled blisters and stinging pain.

5. Sulphur – For Itching Due to Sunburn

Sulphur is a useful medicine for sunburn with lots of itching. The skin looks unhealthy and dry, and small pimples may develop. The patient has the urge to scratch, which may cause burning. In some cases, the itching may get worse at night or after washing. It works well in cases where there has been excessive use of local ointments for sunburn in the past.

6.Glonoine - For Sunstroke

The top remedy for heat exhaustion, heatstroke and sunstroke. Symptoms come on suddenly with a throbbing, bursting headache and visibly throbbing neck arteries.

7.Natrum Mur – Headaches

This remedy is made from sea salt and is commonly used for headaches which recur at the same time each day and are brought on by exposure or overexposure to the sun.

Contact us now if you want to find out more about how homeopathy can help you and your family if you are suffering from the effects of too much sun.

What To Do If Insects Find You Irresistible

Summertime in New Zealand means lots of time spent hanging out on the beach, leisurely BBQs with family and friends in the garden, awesome camping trips and lots of quality time spent in the big outdoors!

However, one of the draw backs of summer is that it inevitably brings with it unwanted bites and stings from our insect friends, and it’s true that some people tend to be more susceptible to this hazard than others. This due to several different factors which make some individuals more attractive to insects, especially mosquitoes, including the particular bacteria strains (skin microbiota) colonising the surface of their skin and also their blood type (O blood type are twice as likely to get bitten by mosquitoes as A type) and even the colour of clothing they’re wearing (insects are generally attracted to brighter colours).

Luckily, if insects find you irresistible, you can prepare and protect yourself by making sure you have the right homeopathic remedies in your summer first aid kit.  Here are some of the remedies found to be most commonly indicated when dealing with insect bites and stings:

LEDUM – This is the number one remedy for insect bites and stings as it is generally useful for any type of puncture wound including cat bites, needle pricks or stepping on a nail etc. There could be lots of watery swelling, redness and inflammation and a great desire to put a cold application on the affected area even if they are feeling chilly within themselves and feel much worse from warm applications.

APIS – Number 1 remedy for bee stings and other insect stings and bites where there is lots of rapid swelling and the effected area looks rosy red and shiny. There is lots of stinging and burning pain that is worse for warmth and better for cold.

ACONITE – A useful remedy where there is lots of fear, shock and nervousness following a bite or sting and there may also be numbness and tingling or intense pain. They will be worse for warmth and may feel very restless.

CANTHARIS – This remedy is indicated when there are blisters developing and there is a lot of intense burning, itching and smarting pain that outweighs all other symptoms. They may be better for warmth.

STAPHYSAGRIA – Useful where there are very large bites which itch violently with smarting, stinging pains which are worse for cold and much better for warmth. The person may be very mild and agreeable or alternatively show anger, irritability and be very sensitive to touch.

URTICA URENS – A great remedy for insect bites and stings that are burning and stinging with a red, itchy, blotchy reaction that looks like nettle rash.


Some useful homeopathic creams can also be applied to the skin to help soothe and heal the skin such as Hypercal or Calendula cream.

E-Health’s Colloidal Silver Gel is also very helpful when it comes to any skin issues including insect bites and stings.

It is also a good idea to use an insect repellent to avoid any bites or stings if possible if you know you are going somewhere where you might be vulnerable. I recommend E-Health’s Natural Insect Repellent.


Always seek medical attention immediately if, since being stung or bitten, you have any of the following symptoms:

· Difficulty breathing

· Wheezing

· Heart palpitations

· Been bitten in the mouth

I wish you all a healthy summer and don’t forget to contact us if you want to find out how homeopathy can support you and your family.

Jo xx

The Right Remedy Homeopathy

Is It Time For A Homeopathic Spring Cleanse?

Spring is in the air which makes it a great time of year for a Homeopathic Spring Cleanse!

In the same way that we turn our attention to supporting our immune system in winter, the arrival of spring signals the perfect time for us to start focusing on our body’s elimination channels to ensure they are working at the best of their ability.

Over the winter we are often less active, and our diet is different, containing plenty of stodgy comfort foods to keep us going through those cold winter months!

This means that our body can accumulate more toxins due to lower activity levels and reduced sweating, resulting in a sluggish metabolism, a slump in levels of energy and vitality and increased susceptibility to illness.

However, spring brings with it a new burst of energy fueled by sunshine, warmth and the optimism.

This energy shift makes it a great time for us to re-focus on our health and wellbeing and one of the best ways to kickstart this is by looking to give our elimination channels some support – in other words – DETOX!!!!

Homeopathic remedies can be a very useful form of support to assist our eliminatory organs in functioning more efficiently and performing their job to clear, cleanse, drain and detoxify the body.

This can be done as part of a constitutional prescription, as part of a homeopathic balancing programme or as a regular part of your annual health and well-being.

 What Are Our Eliminatory Organs and What Do They Do?

Listed below are the primary organs and systems which are involved in processing waste and toxins from our body and what to look for if they are struggling and in need of detox support:

KIDNEYS: Filter the blood and make urine through which toxins are excreted.
Signs your kidneys could need a cleanse:  Dark circles under eyes; water retention; painful/urgent/frequent urination; cystitis.

Homeopathic Remedies That Support The Kidneys: Solidago, Berberbis Vulgaris


THE LIVER: Transforms toxic substances into non-toxic, water-soluble forms so they can be excreted. This powerhouse of an organ is vital in processing toxins that enter our digestive system, so it plays an important role in the immune system.

Signs your liver could do with a cleanse: Constipation; bad breath; sore breasts before menses; poor digestion of fats; fatigue.

Homeopathic Remedies That Support The Liver: Chelidonium, Nux Vomica, Carduus Marianus


THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: Transports toxic substances from cells to the filters (liver and kidneys). This system is part of our immune system as it helps to purify our blood.
Signs your lymphatics could need a cleanse: Sore and puffy tissue just under the skin; chronically swollen lymph nodes; aching soft tissues.

Homeopathic Remedies That Support The Lymphatics: Apis, Calc Carb, Graphites.


THE BOWELS: Processes and expels the waste products from the food that the body cannot use.
Signs your bowel could need a cleanse: Constipation or diarrhoea; leaky gut where toxins flow back into the bloodstream; allergies and sensitivities; poor immune function.

Which Homeopathic Remedies Support The Bowel: Lycopodium, Hydrastis, Aloe

THE LUNGS AND SINUSES:  Exhale toxins to the outside world.
Signs your lungs and sinuses could need a cleanse: Chronic breathing problems; asthma; bronchitis; sinusitis; chronic cough.

Homeopathic Remedies That Support The Lungs: Lobelia, Verbascum

Homeopathic Remedies That Support The Sinuses: Kali Bich, Merc Sol


OUR SKIN:  Excretes toxins through sweat and hair follicles.
Signs your skin could need a cleanse: Hair loss; acne, rosacea, eczema; dry skin and rashes; body odour; and excessive and/or burning sweat.

Homeopathic Remedies That Support The Skin: Calendula, Hepar Sulph, Silica

Emotional Cleansing

Your body does not function in separate parts independently of each other; therefore, a holistic health practitioner will assess your health as an integrated whole – the body, mind and soul.

Neither is your body’s health separate from your emotional health. If our emotions are not recognised and released, they can be stored in the body and put strain on it so it is unable to function at its best.

We often talk about the “weight” of emotions, imagine how good it would feel to experience a healthy flow of emotions? Emotions do not need to weigh us down.

All emotions have value and meaning in our lives. However, we can often become stuck in a pattern of negative emotion which is not serving us, unable to move past it. 

Which Emotion? Which Organ?

ANGER is stored in the LIVER

FEAR is stored in the KIDNEYS

GRIEF is stored in the LUNGS

ANXIETY and WORRY are stored in the GUT and COLON 

If you are experiencing particularly intense feelings, it could be a sign a particular organ could benefit from some help. By supporting the associated organ, the emotion becomes unstuck and is able to flow out of the body just as toxins and waste matter are.

How Can Homeopathy Help?

Homeopathic remedies can open up and stimulate the elimination channels to help them function more efficiently, both physically and energetically. This will allow the organs and systems to do their job more effectively which will result in increased vitality and energy as our body becomes more efficient at processing and clearing toxins.

If you are considering a “detox”, individualised treatment is recommended with a qualified homeopath who can review your whole health picture and prescribe according to your specific needs. 

Contact The Right Remedy Homeopathy if you want to discuss how a Spring Cleanse could help you. 

Are You Having A Tough Time?

Reach out now for a ‘Homeopathic Hug’

A lot us are going through tough times full of uncertainty and changes at the moment, brought on by things that are out of our control - such as adverse weather conditions and an ever-increasing rise in the cost of living!  So, it’s no surprise that even the most stoic amongst us can become totally overwhelmed at times!

Strong emotions such as fear, despair, overwhelm, anxiety, shock, fright, grief and anger are common and widespread during times like this. It is so important to acknowledge your emotions and to realise that you don’t have to deal with them alone. Also, everyone reacts to these stressors in different ways - and that’s totally ok!

‘A Homeopathic Hug’

It is a great time to reach out for homeopathic support as your homeopath is here for you and can help guide you through difficult times.

Homeopathy might not be a magic wand that can make all your problems and worries go away, but it can help you process your emotions in a healthy way and enable you to overcome feelings of hopelessness, despair and overwhelm.

Think of it as a bit like ‘A Homeopathic Hug’

Homeopathy is particularly useful for addressing mental/emotional issues and supporting people through challenging times. It can help you to feel more positive, objective, focused, optimistic, resilient, and able to cope and adapt to the situation.

Homeopathy For Moving Forward

Homeopathy can also ensure that you don’t carry these feelings into future situations.

If we remain in a state of heightened emotion for an extended period, our nervous system stays on high alert which can weaken our immune system. A weakened immune system makes us more susceptible to illness.

That is why it is so important to address any mental/emotional issues before they start to affect our physical health and also to enable you to adapt and move forward.

Thankfully there are some very useful homeopathic remedies available to help support you emotionally through these difficult times.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Emotional Support:

Aconite: for fear and fright esp. when the fright has come on suddenly.

Arsenicum Album: for fear and worry about loss of security on all levels - physical and financial. It helps to reduce the fear of being alone.

Gelsemium: can help those with ailments from hearing bad news. It may also help with post traumatic conditions where the person feels dizzy or drowsy and may come down with cold symptoms following bad news or shock.

Opium: can be useful for someone who has had such a fright that they become severely disassociated. If you are suffering from this form of self-protection following a shock or trauma, you may not be aware how “out of it” you are. Sometimes you may be feeling dull or numb as if drugged or sedated.

Argentium Nitricum: is used for repeated catastrophic thoughts of the fright or trauma. It is also helpful for anxiety of going into a possible traumatic situation.

Arnica: is the first remedy to consider for the general effects of an injury. It helps to maintain your strength, promotes healing and assists in overcoming shock. It is good for general bruising and swelling as well as injury to the head and neck.

Ignatia: is very beneficial in the event of sudden loss or grief. You may be in the state of disbelief. There can be heavy sighing or sobbing. You can be highly emotional or oversensitive or exactly the opposite with the desire to be alone and in silence.

Stramonium: is used if you have experienced and re-experienced fear and terror after a shock or trauma. You may experience a range of feelings, such as hysteria with loud laughing to rage and feelings of unreality.

Phosphoric Acid: is for anyone who sinks into apathy and doesn’t want to talk after hearing bad news. In spite of the apathy, they are able to summon up enough energy to carry out physical activities if they have to.

Rescue Remedy: is a Bach Flower Combination Remedy that can be used for anyone who is anxious or frightened. It is a good way to administer the remedy to people suffering from shock and ongoing fear or anxiety.

Contact Jo at The Right Remedy Homeopathy to find out how Homeopathy can support you and your family - physically, mentally and emotionally.

Homeopathy for the LGBTQ+ Community

Homeopathy supports individuality and diversity.

The homeopathic consultation room is a safe space in which everyone is welcome.

Why is Homeopathy so useful for the LGBTQIA+ Community?

Homeopathy is a truly holistic form of healthcare. It recognises every client as a unique individual and can help address health issues on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

Homeopathy is not only suitable for people of all ages but also for people of all sexual and gender diversities.

The most important role of the homeopath is to make their clients feel welcome, safe and secure. They must provide a safe space for every individual to share their story whilst offering empathy and compassion and remaining totally free from judgement.

Has Homeopathy Moved With The Times?

Yes, Homeopathy has evolved in the same way that the term LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) as evolved since the 1970’s to LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Plus). Old school homeopaths believed that if an individual does not fit within the description of being heterosexual and identifying as either male or female is a disease that can be cured with homeopathic remedies!

Luckily, most homeopaths today understand how outdated this viewpoint is now and that diversity should be acknowledged, accepted, embraced and encouraged.

What Homeopaths Understand

It is important for the homeopath to understand that, on top of all the general health challenges that the rest of the population faces, members of the LGBTQ+ community often face many additional challenges too.

They are much more likely to suffer abuse, prejudice and unfair treatment in many areas of life including homelife, education, work, healthcare and in the general community.

As a result of this, there is a far greater likelihood that members of the LGBTQ+ community will suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, fear of being rejected, fear of being attacked, fear of being judged, fear of being alone, difficulties fitting into society and struggles with self-identity and self-acceptance.

In a world where the role that mental health plays in overall health is often greatly underestimated, it is very important for any health care provider dealing with members of the LGBTQ+ community to understand the nature of these additional challenges that they may face daily.

This is where your homeopath can be very helpful as their role is first and foremost to listen to their clients and hold their personal information in the strictest of confidence. The homeopathic consultation room is a safe space in which everyone is welcome and can be heard.

Homeopathy is a truly holistic form of healthcare. It recognises every client as a unique individual and can help address health issues on a physical, mental emotional and spiritual level.

It is only upon asking the right questions and truly listening to the answers that the homeopath is able to collect the necessary information in order to provide the most suitable homeopathic prescription to support their client back to better health.

Contact The Right Remedy Homeopathy now to find out more about how homeopathy can support you and your family.

Need Support To Get Through Christmas?

A Homeopathic Christmas Survival Guide

Christmas is fast approaching once again, bringing with it a chance to celebrate with family and friends and look back over the past year together.

Traditionally, there is always a lot of expectation around this being a joyous time of year, full of festivities, caring and sharing, and a great pressure to create and experience the perfect Christmas.

However, in reality, the perfect Christmas is almost impossible to achieve, with the majority of people finding this time of year very challenging for many different reasons such as recent loss or bereavement, financial pressures, family discord, feeling over-committed, fear of being judged, fear of failing to meet everyone’s expectations, or just feeling totally overwhelmed!

If you feel that you are battling with some difficult emotional issues this Christmas time, tempting though it might be to ignore them and just muddle through, a much better way to deal with these emotional issues is head on.

Take a few moments to sit down and work out what it is you are feeling and the challenges that you feel you are up against. If you have someone you can talk this through with then that could help too. That way, if you can acknowledge and identify your issues, you can then work out a survival plan and put it in place.

Here are some examples that you might find helpful:

Allow Room For Grief – If you have recently lost a loved one or an important relationship, accept that this will be a very difficult time for you and your emotional responses will be mixed and unpredictable. Take some time to acknowledge their absence and also try to ensure you have a support person or ‘anchor’ that you can rely on at all times.

Set Good boundaries – Setting clear and firm boundaries is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that you enjoy Christmas day and help preserve relationships. Set time limits so you can give yourself an exit plan, identify who is most likely to trigger you and spend as little time with them as possible, make certain topics off limits if you know they will be inflammatory, work out ahead of the day who is responsible for doing what so that the tasks can be shared, and you don’t become overwhelmed.

Acceptance of difference – Let go of the need to change or control the family members who trigger you and try to accept the people for who they are with all their faults and strengths.

Approach the day with a bit of optimism but maintain a healthy emotional distance so that you can protect yourself and just observe people’s patterns of behaviour from an objective point of view rather than becoming triggered or involved.

Stand Your Ground – If you are anticipating that you will feel attacked or over criticized, when this happens, why not try to laugh it off or just remain silent rather than becoming defensive?

Do not give your power away! Recognise that you do not need to rely on them for approval, it is not their opinions that matter but rather it is your own values, thoughts and feelings that are important here.

Seek Out Support and Love – Seek out those in your social world who give you love, support and a sense of belonging. Talk through any difficult emotions that you are experiencing at this time.

Actively seek out activities that you can engage in with friends and family that will help bring out the best in everyone so you can experience connection and joy.

Have Your Homeopathic Christmas Survival Kit At The Ready! -

Homeopathy is a medical system that heals the whole person simultaneously; mind, body and spirit!

Denial of our feelings of fear, anger, grief and loss can restrict our freedom of expression and create heightened states of emotional suffering. These bottled unexpressed emotions create conflict within us, and if not resolved, can lead to health issues further down the line.

A carefully prescribed homeopathic remedy “mimics” the person’s state of emotional suffering; reminding the body to resolve and release the negativity and return to a state of balance and harmony.

Here are some of the most commonly used remedies that you might find useful in your Homeopathic Christmas Survival Kit This Year:

For Feelings of Anxiety:

Argentium Nitrate – A useful remedy for people who suffer from great anticipatory anxiety i.e. a great worry about upcoming events.

This anxiety is largely due to the fact that they have low self-esteem and fear that they will be judged for not being good enough. They may feel that their cooking isn’t good enough, their hospitality skills aren’t good enough, their relationship isn’t good enough, their home isn’t good enough – that in general, they are just not good enough.

They therefore worry that everything they do will go wrong or will not meet up to people’s expectations and they will be judged as a failure!

Arsenicum – This is the No.1 homeopathic remedy for people with fear, anxiety and panic attacks.

They have a great need to be in control in order to feel secure, so they will be feeling the need to control everything and everyone at the Christmas gathering. But when this task becomes too challenging, they can easily begin to feel overwhelmed and out of control which fans the anxiety.

Their anxiety can often be focused around health and financial security so the pandemic will be really fuelling their worries right now!

For Feelings of Anger and Resentment:

Anacardium – This is a very useful remedy for people who are suffering from a lot of inner conflict and feel as if they are being pulled in 2 different directions. They might feel morally obligated to spend time with certain people or do certain things that are expected of them, but at the same time feel very angry and resentful that they have been put in this position as they would really prefer to be somewhere else or with someone else.

They are often outwardly can very mild mannered, but they can also become very cold hearted and angry as they have so much internalised anger.

Staphysagria – This remedy is useful for those who feel immense anger and indignation after a traumatic experience. A very useful remedy for those who have suffered from any type of abuse and feel that they have been treated unfairly or spoken to unkindly.

They may often be quite mild, timid people and try to suppress this anger so may appear to tremble and stammer or, if their anger boils over they can become full of rage and even start to throw things about!

For Feeling of Greif and Disappointment:

Ignatia – This a really helpful remedy for anyone who has suffered a great loss or disappointment. This might relate to the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, career or home. It could also help with people who have experienced a relationship break up or the loss of a friendship or maybe they aren’t able to spend Christmas with their kids this year.

It helps support people who are experiencing feelings of grief, guilt, shame, disappointment, or separation. They may be very tearful or sigh a lot or they may also be very angry and irritable. Generally, a good cry will make them feel much better.

Natrum Muriaticum – This is also a great remedy when there is a feeling of grief, loss, betrayal or disappointment. It is different to Ignatia in that they are very closed and don’t like to talk about their grief, tending to like to hold onto it & cry in private.

They feel extreme sadness but aren’t able to speak out about it with any attempt to console them often making things worse. They often have a big craving for salt.

For Feeling of Overwhelm:

Kali Phosphoricum – Very useful for people who are experiencing exhaustion after making a huge amount of mental and physical effort.It is especially useful when this effort has led them to become nervous, oversensitive and feel that they are struggling to cope. They will be irritable, restless, on edge and may become very disheartened and low spirited.

Rescue Remedy – As a combination of 5 Bach Flower Essences, Rescue Remedy is not truly a Homeopathic Remedy, but it is very useful to have on hand as a natural stress reliever and offer immediate support for those experiencing panic, terror, shock, irritation, and irrational thoughts.

A Closing Thought – Be willing to engage in some give and take this Christmas and accept that there will probably be some level of discomfort. However, do try to keep this in perspective and avoid focusing on the negatives.

Ultimately, finding ways of accepting others and their differences and learning to appreciate and enjoy their positive qualities can help you honour the importance of relationships and make the festive period a more enjoyable experience all round.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and wish you a Happy Healthy New Year

Love and Best Wishes From

The Right Remedy Homeopathy xx

Help For Hayfever Sufferers

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 caused by an allergic reaction to particles in the environment such as pollen, dust or mold, but can also be triggered by many other allergens such as animal fur or feathers.

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

Symptoms can be seasonal and are often at their worst in Spring and Summer when the weather is hot and dry. This 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 hayfever storm!

New Zealand already has a high pollen count due to its extensive agriculture production, and the ongoing introduction of 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. This in turn is contributing to the increasing number of hayfever sufferers in New Zealand.

If you seek help from your G.P. for your hayfever symptoms, then you will probably be advised to avoid allergens as much as possible and be offered medication in the form of antihistamines, decongestants or corticosteroids.

These medications work to manage the symptoms by suppressing them, but if you would like to get to the root of the issue and also prefer a more natural route for your healthcare, then Homeopathy can be very helpful option in addressing hayfever symptoms.

Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about hayfever and other allergies is the assumption that the allergen (the pollen, the house-dust mite, the cat dander, or whatever) is the problem. Actually, the allergen is simply the trigger, while the allergic person’s body is the loaded gun. Rather than just treating symptoms or avoiding the allergen, the best course is to take action to strengthen the body’s own immune and defence system. Natural therapies that do this help empty the loaded gun or simply make it shoot blanks.

Homeopathic remedies can be used to treat the acute phase of their allergy. This should provide effective relief without side effects but will not entirely resolve the allergy.

The best plan of attack therefore is to book an acute consultation with your Homeopath to help with the immediate symptoms during the hayfever season.

You should then come back for a more in-depth homeopathic consultation once your symptoms have eased in order to address the underlying cause of the condition and help reduce the severity and frequency of future episodes.

The Homeopath will then prescribe a “constitutional remedy,” which is a remedy that is individually chosen to match the totality of all the symptoms that you are experiencing, not just the allergy symptoms.

What Your Homeopath Will Ask You About Your Symptoms

Hayfever symptoms can vary significantly from person to person so your homeopath will ask you lots of questions in order to identify the exact nature of your symptoms as well as the frequency and intensity in which you experience them, for instance:

· What triggers your symptoms – Pollen? Flowers? Dust mites? Dander? Odours? Perfumes?

· What time of year are they worst – Summer? Spring? Autumn? Winter?

· Time of day are your symptoms worst - Morning? Mid-day? Afternoon? Evening? Night-time?

· Nose – Lots of sneezes? Runny? Blocked? Itchy? Burning? Sore? Severity?

· Eyes – Red? Watery? Itchy? Stinging? Burning? Severity?

· Sinuses – Congested? Sore? Severity?

· Throat – Sore? Itchy? Dry? Severity?

· Chest – Cough? Day or night? Dry? Barking? Intermittent? Constant? Lots of catarrh? Severity?

· Mood – Irritable? Tired? Sad? Tearful?

Once your Homeopath has established a full picture of all your hay fever symptoms, they will then find the remedy that is the best fit for you and is therefore most likely to help.

There are many different homeopathic remedies that can help with hayfever symptoms, here are the top ones:

Sabadilla - Useful where there is lots of sneezing that is spasmodic and is the primary hayfever symptom. There is also a runny nose that may become worse from the odors of flowers or even just thinking about flowers. The nose may be dry, itching or tickly.

Allium Cepa - A very useful remedy for hayfever where there is a constantly runny nose which may make the nose and upper lip sore and may be accompanied by sore, watery eyes.

It is particularly useful for hayfever that is worse in the Spring, from contact with flowers, although the sufferer is usually better when outside in the fresh air rather than in a stuffy room. Symptoms may also be worse in the later afternoon and evenings.

Natrum Muriaticum - Useful when an extremely runny nose is brought on by the least exposure to the sun. There will also be itching in the nose and eyes.

Wyethia - A specific remedy for hayfever where there is tremendous itching in the nose, throat and roof of mouth which may also extend to the ears. The sufferer may be compelled to forcibly rub the tongue back and forth over the roof of the mouth the relieve the itching. The throat may also be swollen and irritated and require constant clearing.

Arum Triphyllum – Useful when the nose is blocked up (worse on the left hand side) even though there is also a runny nose where the nostrils are sore and the nose lips and face are chapped. The eyes may be sore and averse to light.

There is also asthmatic breathing and a tickly cough from mucus in the throat that is worse at night after lying down and causes hoarseness and inability to sleep.

Dulcamara – Useful when nostrils are entirely blocked preventing breathing and there is constant sneezing and lots of discharge from the nose and eyes.’

Symptoms are worse in the open air and especially for being near cut grasses. They are also usually worse on waking and in the evening but better for being inside or by the sea.

Euphrasia – Useful where there is a constant runny nose (inside of the nose may be sore) accompanied with sneezing or very watery eyes that are very sore and worse for sunlight.

There may also be a loose, wheezing cough with lots of expectoration of phlegm in the mornings and a lot of painless diarrhoea.

Gelsemium – Useful when hayfever symptoms occur with every change of weather, especially Spring. It is also useful for summer colds with lots of violent sneezing early in the morning. The sufferer will feel weak, and the eyelids may feel heavy and droopy. The edges of the nostrils may be red and sore and there may also be a sore throat that causes pain to shoot up to the ears on swallowing.

Handy Homeopathic Hayfever  Kit

Another great option to get you started with homeopathy would be to grab a Homeopathic Hayfever Kit.

Each kit contains 11 of the most common hayfever remedies that offer support for common 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.

Go to the ‘Shop’ page for details of Homeopathic Remedy Kits


There’s a remedy for that!

Having freed-up a whole day to concentrate on writing some articles in order to meet an imminent deadline, and even though I know I should be working hard on them right now, here’s what I have I done this morning:

· I have gone through my emails, deleted, and unsubscribed from all the unwanted ones – a job I’ve been meaning to do for ages.

· I have cleaned my silver jewelery for the first time in over a decade! I have to say that it’s looking great by the way – wish I’d done it sooner!

· I have messaged my sister and arranged a Skype call this weekend.

· I have repaired the damaged cover of a well-used homeopathy book.

· And now, I am laughing at myself and writing this article about procrastination!

Does this sound like you?

· Do you have any issues that you are concerned about, but you have been avoiding?

· Do you engage yourself in any alternative tasks/behaviours just to avoid dealing with the real issue at hand?

· Do you want some help and support from a qualified Homeopath to find out why you tend to avoid these issues or want help to find a way to resolve them?

There could be lots of reasons why you find it difficult to start important projects or deal with pressing issues.

For instance, you might be feeling overwhelmed, anxious or concerned that you might not do a good enough job. Maybe you’re having trouble trying to concentrate or focus on anything for very long periods of time or maybe you just don’t know where to start.

That’s when a visit to your Homeopath could help you. They will ask you all the important questions in order to get to the bottom of what is really going on with you. That is always a great place to start and will help you identify the issues that are really getting in your way and holding you back.

The Homeopathic consultation room is a safe space, you will not be judged, your details will be held in strict confidence, and you will be heard.

So if you have any health concerns, be they physical, mental, or emotional, then it’s time for you to reach out now and find out how homeopathy can help you.

The Red Poppy

At the beginning of the week, when I saw many New Zealanders proudly wearing their red poppies for ANZAC Day remembrance, it inspired me think more about the symbolism behind the red poppy and about the poppy itself.

The Red Flowered Corn Poppy, also known as the ‘Flanders Poppy’, is a common weed that can be seen growing wild in Europe.

It was one of the first plants to grow and bloom on the battlefields and cemeteries in the Belgian region of Flanders after WWI.

Since then, the red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance the world over including in New Zealand.

The Poppy and Homeopathy

The poppy is also a very important plant in the world of Homeopathy as it is from the poppy plant, PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM, that OPIUM is extracted.

When 'potentised' into a Homeopathic remedy, Opium is really useful on a physical level for many conditions where there is a lack of reaction such as urine retention or constipation.


Opium is the quintessential remedy for someone who is in a state of severe shock following a significantly traumatic experience such as warfare, sexual assault, an accident or natural disaster.

This event could have been recent or in the near or distant past.

A person in need of Homeopathic Opium could be in a state of nervous over excitement, intense anxiety and heightened sensitivity to pain.

They could also be in a totally opposite state that may be dreamlike and they may also be confused, depressed, exhausted, withdrawn, shut down and unable to respond emotionally or think clearly.

Homeopathic Opium can therefore be useful for people suffering from PTSD such as war veterans and victims of war, those who have suffered from abuse, survivors of a car accident (it’s a great remedy for head injury and concussion), after a natural disaster such as an earthquake, for mother and baby after a traumatic birth and many more situations.

Homeopathic Opium can gently bring body and soul back into balance allowing the individual to reconnect with reality.

Opium has been included as a remedy in the Right Remedy Homeopathy Emotional First Aid Kit, along with 10 other remedies that can be useful when an individual is stuck in a particular emotional state such as anger, grief, fear, shock, anxiety, tearfulness, indignation and more.


Each Kit Contains:

  • 11 of the most commonly required remedies in each of these situations.

  • 11 glass vials containing Homeopathic remedies at 200c potency in the form of tiny lactose pills that dissolve under the tongue (approx. 24 pills/12 doses per vial).

  • A comprehensive guide to help you identify which remedy is best suited to each situation along with dosage and storage information

  • A funky plastic case - convenient, pocket sized so you can take it anywhere

If symptoms persist it is important to speak to your Homeopath

Go to ‘Shop’ to find out more about this kit

For more info about Homeopathic Opium :

Opium – Homeopathic Remedies | Opium (

Back to School with a Smile!

For most children, starting a new school chapter is exciting – catching up with all their old friends again, meeting new friends, getting to know different teachers etc., and it goes without much of a hiccup.

However, for some kids, this can be quite a stressful time for many different reasons, so it is important to look out for any changes in behaviour which may be subtle or obvious.

Kids often struggle to find the language to express how they’re feeling, but it is still important to encourage them to talk about what’s going on with them. They might become very moody, irritable or display sudden tantrums, they could have trouble sleeping or become uncharacteristically weepy or clingy.

Fear and anxiety are common in kids when it comes to school, they might be worried about something specific like being bullied by a certain child or teacher or might be experiencing a general feeling of fear and anxiety about the whole situation, especially if they are starting at a new school.

They might also be feeling left out or grieving if their best friend has moved to a different school or class, they might be missing the comfort of being at home with their family or find it a struggle to deal with the restrictions or school rules and regulations.

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that offers support in restoring our body’s balance, health and vitality. It supports the body on a mental/emotional level as well as physical, so if you or your child are finding the return to school rather challenging, then contact The Right Remedy Homeopathy for some help and support.

Some Useful Homeopathic Remedies To Consider:

Aconite – The top remedy for fear and panic attacks and can help when there are sudden, intense feelings of fear and terror. Children needing this remedy are likely to be restless and feel worse from being in crowds and from the cold.

Argentium Nitricum – A very helpful remedy for apprehension and anticipatory anxiety in the lead up to any big event. A child who needs this remedy may feel hurried and impulsive with a strong desire to perform well which can lead to a feeling of failure. They may suffer from diarrhoea or flatulence brought on by dread of the upcoming event.

Arsenicum – The number 1 remedy for anxiety, especially when it is accompanied by chilliness. They will be restless, and fidgety or totally exhausted. They will try to overcome their anxiety by being meticulously organized i.e. packing and re-packing their school bag or checking and re-checking their uniform etc, they feel much better in company and need lots of reassurance.

Calcarea Carbonicum – This remedy is useful for a child who doesn’t like change, preferring to stay at home rather than embark on a new adventure. They are naturally cautious, have a strong need to feel safe and secure and might be stubborn as they try to resist change.

Pulsatilla – A great remedy for young children who need lots of support when starting or returning to school. They will cry easily and cling to their parents, feeling totally abandoned at the school gate. They feel reassured by company, and sympathy and feel better in the fresh air.

Gelsemium – This remedy is useful when there is great anxiety about returning to school which is accompanied by feelings of weakness, trembling and even dizziness. In extreme cases they might become almost paralysed with fear and feel incapable of doing anything or thinking straight.

It is very reassuring to know that homeopathy is here to support our kids during times of transition and stress, helping them return to school with a smile 😊

This Is So True!

If we could look into each other’s hearts and see the challenges that each one of us faces, I think we would treat each other with more love, kindness, compassion and patience…….

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 purchased a couple of cool wigs in preparation, but I actually found that I didn't feel comfortable wearing them at all. They were too hot and itchy and also because it made me feel really vulnerable for some reason as if someone was going to come up to me at any minute and call me out for wearing a wig!!!

I then decided to get myself a selection of funky, colourful headscarves to wear as I was not brave enough to attempt to pull off the bald look (plus my head is a really funny shape!!). I wore them gingerly at first, but I soon became more comfortable and confident and even enjoyed choosing a different colour for each day of the week.

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 each other? A lot of people’s problems are not as visible as hair loss due to cancer treatment so you just never know what challenges other people are facing in their lives.

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

By Jo Owens 28/6/20

Bear With Us Please!

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 '

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 personality, 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 unique way 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 remedy is known as the

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.

And this is why we ask you to bear with us.

Thank you xx

Happy New Year!


I enjoyed my first walk of the year 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 beautiful, colourful blooms caught my eye and I realised that they both happened to be a familiar Homeopathic remedies in their natural form:

Digitalis (Foxglove) – A 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.

Carduus 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 the world in it’s tracks and forced us to re-think how we live our lives or is it Mother Earth’s way of trying to tell us that we urgently need to change the way we live in order to give the planet a break?

However you choose to view the pandemic, this is a good time for us all to reflect upon everything that happened in 2020 and set our intentions for 2021 whatever they may be.

Here at The Right Remedy Homeopathy, we wish you all a very Happy, Healthy New Year xx

The Strawberry Moon


Enjoy the full ‘Strawberry Moon’ and learn how Homeopathy can support you if you are affected by the moon and it’s phases.

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 during 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 natural way to avoid anyone in your family becoming unexpected hosts!

Lethal Lilies


If you are a cat lover  - beware of Lilies - they might be beautiful but they can be highly toxic to cats!

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, which was usually white and grey, was now a beautiful 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 nearly $600 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 a homeopathic remedy
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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