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About Lynne Johnston
Hi, I'm Lynne and I've been practicing homoeopathy since 1998.
I came to homoeopathy when I was pregnant with my first beautiful child. I woke one morning to discover a rash covering my body. I rushed to the GP who advised me it was Rubella and there was a high chance my baby would be affected with birth defects including deafness, vision and heart abnormalities.
Terrified, I remember getting in the car and driving aimlessly miles from home, till I ended up in a chemist, which just happened to have a Homoeopath working there. He took one look at my tear stained face, took me aside and offered to treat me with homoeopathy.
The next morning I woke to clear skin, the rash had gone! When my daughter was born she was absolutely perfect and believe me I checked everything!
From that point on I was a firm believer in homoeopathy. Any complaints in the family were seen to by a homoeopath. Within the next eight years I had pursued my passion for homoeopathy and committed to the profession myself.
Homoeopathy is an alternative approach to health-care that heals physical and emotional responses with remedies that are specific to the individual. This is quite unlike a medical approach that only treats physical symptoms and gives a generic medicine that may or may not work.
The founder of homoeopathy was a German physician called Samuel Hahnemann. In the 1800's he developed an alternative method of healing based on the principles "let like substances be used to treat like diseases". A great example of this is if you have watery eyes and an itchy, burning nose, which could be either a cold or hay fever, the remedy Allium Cepa could be used. Allium Cepa is actually the common red onion which causes watery eyes and itchy, burning nose! "like cures like".
Each remedy has its own unique individual 'picture'. My job is to match the symptoms of the client to the correct remedy.
What I love about homoeopathy is that it treats the individual, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Homoeopathic remedies are either little white pills or liquid. They are perfectly safe to use for mums to be, babies and throughout life.
Remedies are also safe for animals, plants and the environment.
What to avoid when taking Homoeopathic remedies
The following substances can antidote (cancel out) the effectiveness of the remedy, even weeks or months after taking it:
-Camphor, tiger balm, deep heat
-Menthol/Eucalyptus in cough mixtures, essential oils, cough lozenges etc
Basically any strong smelling or strong acting substances.
Reflexology is another approach to healing that I am experienced and passionate about.
Beneficial as both a preventative and curing method, reflexology works by stimulating pressure points on the feet. Each pressure point on the feet relates to an area of the body. This stimulates the body's response mechanism to remove congestion and blockages from energy pathways, allowing the body to repair itself. This treatment removes waste deposits from the feet (which feel like little sugar crystals) allowing energy to flow into the organ being worked on.
Reflexology improves blood circulation and relaxes the body and mind. It is a wonderful modality for relieving stress and tension. My clients have been known to fall asleep during a session!
When NOT to use reflexology:
-Unhealed wounds to the foot