Welcome to “Natural New Age Mums Chat About…”
I am so excited to be featuring some amazing Aussie mums who specialize in their own particular natural and/or new age area. The aim is to give us a little bit of inside information into some new things we may not know about, but are curious!
Today we are talking Homeopathy and I am delighted to welcome the beautiful and inspiring Nicole Cunningham from Puraforce Remedies to the blog.
Tell us about yourself..
Hi, I’m Nicole and I’m a Practitioner of Homoeopathic Medicine. I have two daughters that are 1 and 4 years old. I live in Mount Gambier, South Australia, on 10 beautiful acres and enjoy giving my children a gumboot childhood. I am passionate about birthing, breastfeeding and natural medicine.
What is your outlook on life?
My outlook in life is very much live and let live. I believe in pursuing your own truth and respecting others and that if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all! As a Homoeopath, home birther and extended breastfeeder, I have endured my fair share of criticism and looks from others. This has made me even more passionate and committed to the values that made me choose those things for myself and my children and I feel makes me a grounded educator in the area of natural health.
How long have you been a Homeopath?
I have been a Homoeopath for over 10 years.
What study or training did you have to do to be a Homeopath?
I studied at the Australian College of Natural Medicine and then completed post-graduate studies in India. I also hold qualifications in Reflexology.
So, what is Homeopathy?
Homoeopathic medicine was developed by German physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the principle of “let like cure like”. Homoeopathy is now used worldwide, with a 200 year history of clinical experience. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a valid form of healthcare.
Homoeopathic Medicine uses plants, animals and minerals to make the remedies. They are made according to strict guidelines set out in international laboratories. Treatment can be very general, such as for everyday illnesses and ailments, as well as very specific for long-standing chronic conditions.
Homeopathic Medicine is administered via pillules or drops that dissolve directly onto the tongue. The remedies are administered straight into the limbic system via the saliva and this enables their action to be specific and fast.
Do you need a consultation?
For acute everyday illnesses and general complaints, people can prescribe low potency remedies safely themselves (ie if you have a cold, take the cold and flu drops)
For more chronic and long-standing ailments, seeing a Homoeopathic Medicine Practitioner may be more suitable. The benefits of consulting a practitioner is that your individual symptoms are considered and treated and you will receive a Homoeopathic Medicine that is individualized for you.
I practice in my clinic in Mount Gambier but also manage my patients in Australia and world wide via distance consultations on skype or phone. To book a consultation or read more about my work you can visit my website.
What conditions does Homeopathy assist with?
Our remedies literally treat everything from baby ailments, pain, earache, coughs, bumps and bruises to sunburn and everything in-between.
Is Homeopathy suitable for everyone?
Homoeopathic Medicine can be used by the entire family – newborn babies all the way through to the elderly and even pets. Homoeopathy is completely safe for pregnant and lactating mothers as well as people who are on medication – even chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The major benefits of Homoeopathic Medicine are: it has no side effects, is completely natural and safe and it works so quickly.
Why would you recommend Homeopathy?
My children have never needed to visit a doctor thanks to the effectiveness and reliability of my remedies. I am on a mission to empower every family in Australia with access to affordable natural healthcare that really works.
Tell us about your charity work..
My other passion is my charity in India. In 2006 I founded the Homoeopathic charity, Rebalance the Globe. Since then, Rebalance the Globe has provided healthcare to thousands of people in West Bengal, India.
Contributions through generous donations and 5% of sales from Puraforce Remedies work towards fulfilling this vision. To learn more visit Rebalance the Globe.
What is your favourite quote?
“The best indicator of future behaviour is past behaviour” – Dr Phil
How do people get in touch with you?
Thanks so much Nicole, for giving us a peek into your world as a Homeopath….. I look forward to reading your blogs!