Ginger Kidney Compress

This compress must be used with precaution and only if prescribed. The ginger can burn the skin of fair haired persons and in some people can be very disturbing to their mental health. It is included on this website only for those who have been prescribed its use, in which case it can be highly […]

Cough

We cough for numerous reasons, and therefore there are numerous treatments. Some of the reasons for coughing include: when the body is trying to release mucus or other obstacles in the throat; when the airways is irritated and inflamed; when the airway is narrowed and breathing is impaired; just prior to sleep because it can […]

Beeswax Chest Compress

A cloth that is layered with melted beeswax is warmed and applied to the chest to create a soothing, calming effect, especially on the breathing. It is an easy, enjoyable and effective compress that I recommend for daily use for asthmatics and those with bronchial tightness. It can also be used generally to help rest […]

About Home Healthcare

The various articles provided on this site are to support people provide treatments for themselves and their family at home based on the prescriptions that I make and/or to complement workshops that I offer. The skin is the largest organ of the body and just as nicotine and morphine can be absorbed through a skin […]

Arnica for Bruising and Tissue Trauma

Arnica lotions 10% (tinctures /essence) can be applied over bruises and impacted body parts as a compress to help recover from the trauma. It can be used for bruised or strained joints and post operative swelling. Do not use arnica over open wounds.

Molloscum Contagiosum (water warts)

Molluscum is a common and contagious skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus that is spread by skin-to-skin contact. It is generally harmless, though I have seen it to commonly take 6 – 12 months to build immunity to it.

Twelve Senses Introduction

The foundations of sensory development are laid down in the first seven years of life and have a direct influence on the growing child’s ability to develop attention, attachment, and self- regulation: capacities essential for formal education. The senses inform us about the physical world. And at the same time, the senses inform us about […]

Lemon Footbath

A lemon footbath is a bowl of hot water into which a lemon is cut, and the feet placed in the lemon water for 10 – 20 mins with the legs covered over with a towel. It encourages warmth distribution and harmony. A lemon footbath can be used daily as preventative healthcare or in some […]

Compress Basics

Please take care and only use compresses when they have been prescribed. These notes accompany instructions provided in consultation or at a workshop; they do not stand alone. The woollen blankets and compress cloths are sold in sets from the clinic and workshops. Contact me to enquire. Compress Kit Medicinal substance Thermos or a saucepan […]

Touch Sense

When we touch something or something touches us, we discover where we end and where the something (or someone) begins. The touch sense makes us aware of what is outside of ourself and also what is inside of ourself. This subtle duality is the first recognition that we have an inner life within our physical being. It leads us to be able to […]

Life /Wellbeing Sense

The life sense helps to keep us safe, well and in harmony. Through the sense of life, we perceive inwardly our vitality and life forces. For example it tells us when we need to go to the toilet, when something’s hot and when we need to drink. It  also tells us about our health and […]

Movement Sense

The movement sense makes us aware of how our inner movement can change when we move a particular body part, and how we can abstain from movement despite feeling an inner movement or desire to move.

Balance Sense

The sense of balance is the experience of being in harmony. The balance sense perceives our relation to the external spatial world. Based on our perception, we adjust our balance. When someone moves closer to us we inwardly and externally adjust ourselves to maintain a state of harmony. By experiencing equilibrium in our physical body, we have an […]

Smell Sense

There are what is called four middle senses (of the twelve senses) and they are – smell, taste, sight and warmth. They all help us relate more deeply with the world. The first four senses (the lower senses) help us to relate to our own body. And the ‘higher senses’ relate us to other human […]

Taste Sense

The taste sense is a connection between the inner and outer world. Socialising, like eating, requires mixing ourselves with something other than ourselves and bearing it. Because of this maturing individual relationship to the smorgasbord life has to offer, the nine to eleven year old child can become more open to the world. In relationship […]

Sight Sense

The sight sense is connected to the movement sense; the eyes use the movement sense to track the shape and the sight sense to see colour. Our eyes stretch forth their vision like a pair of arms extending and grasping colour and form. The sight sense helps to distinguish between what is being seen and […]

Warmth Sense

The sense of warmth is concentrated in the heart of the human being. With warmth we are participating with what is within the object perceived. When we hold ice we come to know that it is cold through and through not only because of the boundaries of our skin but also because we experience the […]

Hearing Sense

The hearing sense perceives the sounding element and reveals intimate knowledge of the nature of something. The nine year old starts to experience things more deeply and can take an interest in music, though this is most often connected to what is around them. It is from about fourteen years old we can crave a […]

Word Sense

The sense of word is to perceive the being of language as a vehicle formed by the thoughts of another human being. We perceive and make connections to words, differentiated from other sounds. The way we perceive words has a particular relationship to the development and sensitivity of the sight sense and the movement sense. […]

Thought Sense

We understand the meaning behind what someone else is saying by using our thought sense. The thought sense starts to mature in the late teens, early twenties and helps us understand the essence of what we are studying and of those teaching us. When reading, listening or viewing something we use the thought sense to […]