Saturday 28 December 2013

Why you should consider using homeopathy

Homeopathy is no hidden medicine. It was discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann around 200 years ago and is recognized and practiced worldwide.
What makes it so wonderful is that it is all natural. No pharmaceutical drug companies are in it for profit. The remedies are mainly made of plant, mineral or animal substance.
It is safe because all possible toxins have been removed in the process of making the homeopathic remedy which is available in various potencies or strengths to suit the person and presenting condition.
It is non-habit forming as it stimulates the person’s immune system to heal itself. Therefore you will not have to continue taking homeopathic remedies like many pharmaceutical drugs. Sometimes, especially in acute illness, a single dose is enough. Therefore also extremely affordable!
Easy to take for everyone! Even newly borns can take the tiny milk sugar pillules which dissolve quickly in the mouth leaving only a sweet taste.
No side effects as with pharmaceutical drugs. There can be minor aggravations of consisting complaints which pass quickly and then the healing process begins.
The remedy is selected according to the individual and how the person perceives and reacts to the complaints. Therefore different remedies might be given to people suffering the “same” illness or complaint. For example a teething baby could be very upset and bad tempered. Nothing you do will be able to please the child. The other teething baby could be very whiny, demanding to be gently rocked and cuddled constantly. These are 2 completely different remedies. The two babies will receive a different homeopathic remedy each. There is no “1 size fits all” in homeopathy.  Sometimes people take a common remedy for a particular complaint and are disappointed, even lose faith in homeopathy, when it fails to relieve their symptoms. It is important to also match the remedy to your personality, rare and peculiar symptoms which are individual to YOU. For example what makes the complaint better, what worse, worse what time of day, type of pain; pressing, stabbing, burning, stinging, causation of complaint, ……. This is when it is better to consult a registered homeopath for advice before giving up on homeopathy.
Homeopathy aims at restoring health as opposed to suppressing or regulating symptoms like many pharmaceutical prescriptions such as pain killers, hydro-cortisone, blood pressure regulating drugs, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medication, etc. If you are not satisfied with just managing your problems and would like to treat the cause, safely, effectively, naturally and long lasting, then you should consider homeopathy.
There are numerous stressors in our lives. Some are external such as toxins, viruses, injuries. Others are more mental and emotional such as anger, grief, jealousy, low self-esteem, abuse or trauma. Homeopathic remedies address all these aspects of a person. Often our beliefs, thought patterns, past experiences and fears will hold us back from changing our lives. Unless we address this, deep healing cannot take place. Homeopathy is a journey to healing from within.
Homeopathy can help with acute illness such as infection, coughs & colds, injury, strains & sprains, broken bones, panic attacks, anxiety, insomnia, pregnancy complaints and during labour, menopause, behavioural problems of children and teens.
Chronic conditions are also treatable such as arthritis, asthma, vaccine damage, ADHD, IBS, allergy, eczema and many more.
You might be surprised to know that these famous people are/were users of homeopathic remedies: Charles Darwin, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, The Royal Family, Usain Bolt, The German National Soccer Team, NZ Gov. General and his family just to name a few. They cannot all be wrong!
I often hear people say, “I have tried everything but nothing works”. Well, if you have not tried homeopathy, that is not true. You really have nothing to lose and your health and wellbeing to gain. Contact me Heidi Beck at THRIVE homeopathy and ask for an initial free 15 minute consult if you are unsure how homeopathy can help you.
It is my goal to support my clients every step of the way. Nobody is left alone.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Health & Wellbeing Expo in Hastings on Sat. 7th December

Hawke's Bay Health Collaborative is a group of professionals who are passionate about collaborating together to offer you the best for your health and wellbeing.

Our services include acupuncture, homeopathy, holistic nutrition, personal development coaching, mindfulness, yin yoga and much more ... Our intention is to place YOU at the centre of our knowledge, experience and skills to create the best possible outcome for your Health and Wellbeing.

Do join us on Saturday 7th December at Core Fitness, 229 Heretaunga Street West from 10 am - 4 pm at our Health & Wellbeing Expo. Practitioners will be available to answer your questions, there are mini-workshops, giveaways and special offers. Bring a friend or two and discover ways to enhance your life!
Workshop Schedule 7th December at Expo
 10.20am –Welcome and Introduction
 10.30am – Alison Cowell – Healthy Eating
 11.00am – Nadine Vollmerg – Core Touch
 11.30am – Linda Evans – Performance Coaching
 12.00pm – Heidi Beck – Thrive Homeopathy
 12.30pm - Carol Neilson – Yin Yoga
 1.00pm – Christine Cutbush - Bones for Life
 1.30pm – Joanne Amyes – Energy plus
 2.00pm - End

Thursday 14 November 2013

Experiment to prove that homeopathy is NOT placebo

The homeopathic principle

Sensational study of University of Leipzig

Karen Nieber, a professor of pharmacology, merely wanted to prove that homeopathy doesn't work. She argued that with potencies higher than X 23 not a single molecule of the original tincture could possibly be present, mathematically speaking, and that no pharmacological effect would be possible.

In the search for an experimental setup in which any possible placebo effect can be ruled out, she had a brilliant idea: she put a rat's intestine in a fluid culture medium and used organic threads to fix it to a sensor so that she could measure any shortening of the intestine caused by cramps. Then she added a stimulant (atropine) to the fluid culture medium to produce severe cramps in the rat's intestine. The intestine shrank and the scales showed a strong traction.

When she then added belladonna X 90 to the culture medium, the intestine relaxed and the scales showed less traction. This proved that homeopathy is effective in the absence of any material substances - and in 2003 she won the € 10,000 Hans Heinrich Reckeweg award.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Free presentation First Aid Homeopathy

Welcome to a FREE presentation
First Aid Homeopathy
Heidi Beck RC Hom will explain the basic principles of this very safe, effective and natural approach to dealing with injuries, accidents, and other medical emergencies including emotional shock, trauma, grief, panic, inflammation, bruising, pain, sprains, stiff muscles and joints, cold sores, skin rash, bee sting, sudden collapse, hypothermia, puncture wounds, crush injuries, nose bleeds, unconsciousness and more.
A basic first aid kit consisting of 12 homeopathic remedies will be explained, giving you the ability to help yourself and your loved ones.
Come to

Hertaunga Women's Centre

Cnr Eastbourne and Russell St., Hastings
Thursday, 17th October 2013
7pm – 9pm
Be informed, bring a friend and learn how to take control of your health!

Any questions please feel free to contact:

Heidi Beck Registered Classical Homeopath
Bach Flowers, Tissue Salts, Iridology
Clinic:  1 Lambton Rd., Hospital Hill, Napier M: 021 33 52 33

         Prior registration is much appreciated. Ph 878 5401

Tuesday 3 September 2013


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Thursday 22 August 2013

Homeopathic remedies and kits for you in case of the flu

We have almost managed to get through the winter but it is often towards the end of the cold season that our immune system is weak and cannot fight off the infection. Prevention is always the best. For example plenty of fluids, fruit and vegetables, plenty of sleep along with VitC can help but are often not enough. If you do catch a cold or even the flu antibiotics will not help if it is due to a virus. What will help is the right homeopathic remedy as it will stimulate the body's immune system so you can deal with the virus much quicker with less symptoms.
Questionnaire to help you find your homeopathic flu remedy
For a simple common cough or cold I encourage you to try using homeopathic remedies from the cough/cold kit which you can purchase through me.
I offer various kits consisting of either 6  for $20 or 12 remedies for $31.

Following kits are currently available: Starter, Travel, Cough & Cold, Ear ache, Accident & Emergency, Sports & Injuries

If you have any questions, concerns or a more serious illness, complaint, please do seek help from a professional healthcare provider. If you would like a homeopathic remedy please do consult a professionally trained homeopath. Please also be aware that a Naturopath is NOT a homeopath.

There is an alternative to suffering with the flu

Facts on Influenza and how homeopathy can help

Saturday 10 August 2013

Article on homeopathy for ear,nose and throat problems with remedy suggestions

 It is that time of year again and if you are still suffering from recurring infections and colds or just can't get rid of that cough maybe you would like to try a safe, effective and natural medicine. Please also ask me about the starter kits consisting of either 6 or 12 homeopathic remedies. These kits are specific to complaints such as: Coughs/colds, Travel, Sports Injuries, Pregnancy, First Aid,... I can also put an individual kit together to suit your needs. The following article will inform you about some useful remedies to combat these wintery problems. If you feel overwhelmed or can't find the right remedy, your professional homeopath is there for you.,0,828

Sunday 12 May 2013

Homeopathy when travelling

I have just spent a two week holiday in China with my family. As a homeopath I obviously took a basic travel kit of homeopathic remedies with me. I was hoping not to need them at all but as it turned out we had plenty of opportunity to use the remedies. They proved to be invaluable. Today's post is to show you which remedies you could easily take with you on your next holiday. You won't regret it.

Get the homeopathic remedies in a 30C potency from your homeopath, health shop or pharmacy. 1 dose = 1 pillule. Let the pillule dissolve under your tongue and repeat as needed. In acute situations of fever or food poisoning you can dissolve a pillule in a glass of water and sip every 5-10 minutes. Be sure to stir before repeating and stop once symptoms/complaints start improving or aggravate. If there is no change within 1 hour, stop taking that remedy. It is not the right choice. Store the remedies in a dark, cool place. Do not touch pillules you are not taking and do not put spilt pillules back into the bottle.

Jetlag: Arnica & Cocculous - If you have ever been "trapped" in the narrow seat of  a plane for 12 hours and then had to continue flying just 2 hours later and finally peeling yourself out of the seat to find yourself ready for a good night's sleep but oh no, a whole day lies ahead of you!!! Fabulous, this must be holiday. Well to combat the muscle ache, sore back and fuzzy haze you will find yourself in, try taking a few doses of theses 2 remedies. Start when you board the plane, repeat after a few hours of flight and again upon arrival. Another dose during that long day won't hurt. Your jetlag should be next to non-existent.

Travel constipation: Lycopodium - Do suffer from constipation when travelling? The change in time zones, food, own bathroom,......... Well, as every time, I sure did. This time I was prepared. 2 doses of Lycopodium 30C; 1 pillule in the evening and one the next morning and that problem was sorted!

Blisters: Aristolocia - If your hiking up a mountain or just simply sight seeing all day long, it is very easy to get a blister or two. It's no big problem if at home but on holiday you will probably need to be walking again the very next day in the same shoes! I can feel the pain just thinking about it. Well my husband took three doses of the remedy and the next day he was ready to go with a smile on his face and no more blister. "Honey, your stuff really works wonders," was his comment. After all these years he is still surprised.

A bit of everything: Pulsatilla - Our daughter started complaining about a bit of this and a bit of that after a few days. Sore throat, constipation, then diarrhoea, tired, ear ache then ear itch, .......... Great, I thought. Nothing was very clear. She is a very gentle, mild person. Was a bit whiny, clingy, syptoms constantly changing so I gave her Pulsatilla which sorted that out. Luckily I know from previous illnesses that she responds well to this remedy.

Arsenicum album: Food poisoning - Our teenage son had some issues eating a Chinese breakfast. I fully understand that but he just had to eat one ham and egg muffin from an international food chain which I am not naming but I'm sure you can guess. We all cringed looking at the disgusting thing which was worse than our breakfast but he was happy. Well at least for a few hours! Suddenly his face turned pale and he was obviously unwell. Diarrhea and vomiting, exhaustion and sweat were to torture him all night. The next morning I was called to the rescue. Unfortunately it was the day of our departure and a very long return flight to NZ. I honestly thought we would have to cancel the flight. I gave him a glass of water with Arsenicum album and waited. He improved while resting and staying in bed until 2pm. He then showered and said, " all good to go." And that was the end of that! Even the severe kidney pains that were torturing him all night and day had vanished. The journey home went well.

Belladonna: Fever - I  would like to just list this remedy separately as he also developed a fever with a bright red face, dilated pupils and a very strong pulsing neck (carotid) artery on one side only. Those are clear indications for this remedy. A single dose and 20 mins. later his temperature and all other signs disappeared.

Coffea: Sleeplessness - The final homeopathic remedy was then again taken by me once we arrived at the motel in Auckland at 1am. I could not sleep. My mind was racing and I had lost all sense of time. Was I still in China, Sydney or in NZ? My biological clock was going crazy. I had to take a few doses to calm down and finally sleep. I have given screaming babies on long distance flights this remedy many times to the relief of the mothers on the verge of a nervous breakdown and the surrounding flight passengers who were ready to explode. For babies 1 pillule seems to be enough for them to fall into a deep sleep within 10 mins. I needed several doses.

So, in case you are wondering, we actually had a fantastic holiday. Without homeopathy it might have turned out to be a minor disaster.

My recommendation to you is, contact me or a homeopath in your area and get your travel kit put together to suit your personal needs. It might be just what you need to have a wonderful holiday you truly deserve.

Sunday 7 April 2013

Homeopathic Emergency Remedy Kit for $35


Examples for Homeopathic Remedies to use for
Trauma & Disaster are:

Aconite is a well-established remedy for fear and fright. Especially when the fright has come on
suddenly, as in the case of being woken by a violent earthquake.

Arsenicum album is used for fear and worry about loss of security on all levels - physical and
financial. It also helps to reduce the fear of being alone.

Gelsemium can help those with ailments from hearing bad news. It may also help with post
traumatic conditions where the person feels dopey and may come down with a viral illness
following bad news or a shock.

Opium can be useful for someone who has had such a fright that they become severely
disassociated. If you are suffering from this form of self-protection following a shock or trauma,
you may not be aware how 'out of it' you are. Sometimes you may be feeling dull or numb as if
drugged or sedated.

Argentium nitricum is used for repeated catastrophic reoccurring thoughts of the fright or
trauma. For example, constantly anticipating after-shocks after the event of an earthquake. It is
also helpful for specific fears such as of building falling, planes crashing, etc.

Arnica is the first remedy to consider for the general effects of an injury. It helps you to maintain
your strength, promotes healing and assists in overcoming shock. It is good for general bruising
and swelling as well as injury to the head and neck.

Ignatia is very beneficial in the event of sudden loss or grief. You may be in a state of disbelieve.
There can be heavy and frequent sighing or sobbing. You can be highly emotional and
oversensitive or exactly the opposite in that she or he is silent with the desire to be alone.

Stramonium is used if you have experienced and re-experienced fear and terror after a shock or
trauma. You may experience a range of feelings, such as hysteria with loud laughing to rage and
feelings of unreality.

Phosphoric acid is for anyone who sinks into apathy and doesn't want to talk after hearing bad
news. In spite of the apathy, they are able to summon up enough energy to carry out physical
activities if they have to.

Rescue Remedy is a Bach Flower Combination Remedy that can be used for anyone who is
anxious or frightened. This is a good way to administer the remedy to people suffering from shock
and ongoing fear/anxiety.

These remedies have been put together as a pocket size kit and can be purchased for only $35. Contact me for your homeopathic emergency kit today!

World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW) 10th-16th April 2013 Theme: Homeopathy for Trauma & Disasters

 World Homeopathy Awareness Week in New Zealand 10th - 16th April 2013

New Zealand Council of Homeopaths is pleased to support the nationwide celebration of World Homeopathy Awareness Week. WHAW events to celebrate and promote Homeopathy are taking place in more than 45 countries worldwide.
Homeopaths & homeopathic groups around New Zealand are organizing various WHAW activities to further raise public profile of Homeopathy.

 Local Hawke’s Bay Homeopaths Tanja Baker, Heidi Beck and Jane Pritchard will be answering the public’s questions, informing about homeopathic first aid kits for Trauma and Disaster response in Emerson St. Napier by the statue outside Gahagan’s pharmacy on Saturday 13th April from 10am – 2 pm. Poster stands and free flyers are at the Napier and Taradale libraries during WHAW.

Advocated by the World Health Organization, Homeopathy is used successfully world-wide, becoming an increasingly important health modality both in New Zealand and internationally.

This year’s theme Homeopathy for Trauma and Disasters has generated significant response from the public worldwide showing great interest in holistic approach to their health.

Homeopathic medicine is a unique, effective and holistic natural health care system founded over 200 years ago. It assists the person’s natural healing and restorative potential, and helps to balance the person as a whole.

Homeopathy can assist people of all ages from baby to eldery with a wide range of illnesses  ranging from acute injuries or infections to long standing health issues such as digestive disorders, skin problems, migraines, hormonal disturbances and many more. It has also proven to be most helpful for trauma sufferers of various worldwide disasters over the past few years.

Christchurch registered homeopaths should be commended for offering many free consultations during the first month after the September 4th earthquake. Many provided consults to new and existing patients who needed help with insomnia, acute fear states and anticipatory fears as the aftershocks continued. Many reported referrals from other health professionals and front line emergency relief staff.

Homeopathic pharmacies in Wellington and Tauranga provided free homeopathic medications to Christchurch homeopaths as a show of support.

Our Christchurch colleagues have reported many amazing responses to homeopathic treatment.  For example; One child, frightened by the earthquake, had disturbed sleep for 4 weeks and was becoming aggressive and difficult to manage. After a single dose of the indicated homeopathic medicine she is now sleeping well and not feeling frightened during the day or having fits of rage like she was.

Homeopaths working with people in trauma situations such as Ground Zero (New York, 9/11/2001) and following Cyclone Katrina (New Orleans, 28/8/2005)report rapid and effective relief from fears, depression and anxiety  says Susanna Shelton, former Co-President of the NZ Council of Homeopaths.  

For example, a New York Fire Department Captain treated for deep depression after the loss of his colleagues reported that after the homeopathic medicine his head cleared, the despair lifted, he was more calm and his ambition returned. When his mental state relapsed after three months a repeat of the homeopathic medicine again helped him. This level of response to physical and mental anguish is typical of what homeopaths have observed over the last 150 years.

NZCH would like to see registered homeopaths included alongside counsellors, victim support agencies and other trauma specialists as part of civil emergency plans. People suffering from fright and grief states, as well as from physical trauma, may benefit from cost-effective and non-addictive homeopathic treatment immediately after the trauma and days, weeks or months later.  

Registered homeopathic practitioners can be found on Find A Homeopath on the NZCH website