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Let The Sunshine In

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 and malignancy, 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 natural 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:

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 homeopathy can help you and your family with your sun exposure symptoms.

Stay healthy and sun safe this summer xx

Is Insomnia Keeping You Up At Night?

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.

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 which 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.

The best plan of attack is to book an acute consultation with your Homeopath to help with the immediate symptoms during the hayfever season. They will also ask you to come back for a more in-depth 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.

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?

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

Here are just a handful of the many Homeopathic remedies that can be really helpful with hay fever symptoms:

SADADILLA - 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.

Alternatively, you could always grab a Homeopathic Hayfever Kit which 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

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 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.

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

Feeling Hungover? Homeopathy can help if you’ve overindulged.


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 common remedy,
Nux Vomica, can be very useful for dealing with the unwelcome after-effects of overindulgence:

• 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 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 '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 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

Autumn Ailments

Autumn in New Zealand is such a beautiful time of year.

We 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 your 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.

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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