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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Yarrow Liver Compress

A yarrow liver compress is the application of yarrow tea (leaf and young stalk) in a hot, dry cloth, compressed over the liver with a narrow blanket. It is indicated to support liver function especially post antibiotic use, during aggressive medical treatments that are known to strain the liver, some cases of abdominal bloating as […]

Earache

Onion Ear Compress Earaches that are caused by a swollen eardrum and fluid are often helped by an onion ear compress. Make a little parcel of diced onion (about 1/4 – 1/2 a large onion). The material used for the compress ‘bag’ could be a thin tubular bandage tying the ends once the onion is […]

Managing Fever

“For many years fever was regarded as a danger that should be strictly suppressed. Today this attitude is changing. Studies now clearly show that fever is a highly effective response of the body to fight viruses and bacteria.” Dr David Martin, Germany. Fever are an illness that causes fear in parents. I was pleased to […]

Chamomile Abdominal Compress

A chamomile compress helps the nervous system quieten, and improves digestion. It is highly valuable for insomnia, pain related to menstruation, for people with poor digestion due to nervousness, or after a busy day studying. It affects the Sense of Movement and Sight by harmonising the relationship between environmental stimulus and the sensory processing that carries the outer stimulus to the inner life. The very sensitive blossoms of the chamomile reach the nervous system to calm it without having to pass through the digestive system.