What can Homoeopathy do for Me?
Homoeopathy is a system of medicine similar to immunization, whereby a micro-dose of a substance is administered in order to create a response, order to create a response, causing the body to heal itself. The medicine is only the catalyst. So, unless you have a condition which need surgery, or you have become dependent on some medication (e.g. insulin), or the condition you have has depleted you so much that you have very little recuperative power and therefore need medication to keep you going, your body is able to heal itself of most diseases. Homoeopathy can address malfunctions such as Gout, indigestion and thyroid problems, low immunity which result in infections, nervous disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, exam nerves, stage fright, emotional problems like depression or sadness, specific conditions such as coughs, allergies, rashes, headaches, back pain, toothache, to name but a few. The homoeopath asks a lot of questions.
Can I recover from grief?
a trauma like grief hits us we feel like we will never recover. How
can we ever live without the love one again. Hopelessness is
dreadful. So, we are told that it will take time. Sure it will, but
what can one do in the meantime? Is there any MEDICINE that can help?
I know that years ago when I suffered a great loss I felt so
distraught that I almost decided to take something like valium,
anything under such circumstances. There are many Homoeopathic
remedies for grief, and this was a great source of relief for me, not
only the thought that Doctors who believed and practiced Homoeopathy,
had written books about it, gave recommendations on what to
prescribe, but also trying it myself. Now some 30 years later I can
testify that not only I found relief from the remedies, but I don’t
suffer the nasty side effects that often plague some people years
after an episode of grief.
For example, a tendency to WITHDRAW, not to want to talk or communicate with others, to think it’s all worthless etc. We lose the joy of living and because we don’t want to go through it again, we avoid getting involved and become what others describe as UNSOCIABLE.
have treated hundreds of people over the years who had suffered some
form of grief and the result are sometimes obvious, by looking at the
change in their expression, their willingness to talk and especially
by what they tell me themselves. All you have to do is ask someone
who has been to a Homoeopath.
I give here some common, but not so obvious source of grief, not recognised or passed off by people and therapists alike:
a pet, a toy, a school friend, a grand parent.
Moving house, school or country. Children of immigrants and prisoners.
After on operation. Loss of a leg, uterus, eye etc.
Loss of Employment, Finance, Car etc.
Loss of a Court case: Divorce, Custody, Business, Repossession etc.
Loss of a Love one: Broken relationships, Engagements or Marriage break up
Missing Family members: Prisoners, Psychiatric hospitals, Job transfer, Army and Navy service.
Violence: Rape, Assault etc.
Break and entry: Loss of personal possessions, furniture etc.
Loss through fire, flood, accidents etc.
This means all of us. Who can claim not to fit in at least one of these categories?
How do l know if l still suffer the effects of Grief?
If you dwell in the past
If you weep at sad thoughts
If you sigh frequently
If you have an unexplainable lump in your throat(Globus hystericus)
If you dream or cannot sleep.
If you want to go to sleep and never wake up
If your periods stopped suddenly without reason.
If you lost your hair, have indigestion, have blood pressure or any physical symptoms you can relate to a grief situation.
If you feel angry a long time after an episode of grief, e.g. divorce.
If you cannot cry when you feel sad.
If you cry talking about it
What are the names of some of the medicines used in homoeopathy for Grief?
The following is but a short list and a practitioner should be consulted first as he/she is trained to select the correct on for you and give the right dose:
Can you explain grief reaction to me?
Any symptoms that date back from an episode of grief can be classified as grief reaction. These are numerous and vary in intensity and frequency. Sighing is a frequent one. Grief can also affect vision, respiration, bowel movement, digestion, hearing etc. Grief usually causes people to withdraw and internalize. They lose interest in social activities and avoid communicating with friends. Any situation that may resemble the past trauma may trigger a grief reaction. However, with Homoeopathic remedies these become less and less.
Can you give some examples of people who have benefited from homoeopathic treatment for trauma recovery?
48 years old, ex prisoner of war, abused and tortured for many years,
now suffering from nightmares, depression, anger and tiredness. The
nightmares all relate to the mental trauma of the prison camp. This
was affecting his family life and his relationship with his wife and
children. After receiving medication for loss, disappointment and
frustration he was able to enjoy better quality sleep. He then
received medication for nightmares, depression and anger. He reported
an improvement in his moods and is now much less irritable. This was
in 1995. He now enjoys a normal life.
Girl 8 years old, not doing well at school, not sleeping well, restless sleep and frequent bed wetting. Very sensitive and cries a lot. A through investigation revealed that when she migrated to Australia at age 4 her pet dog had to be given away, leave alone leaving behind grand parents, friends and house. She had not recovered from the trauma and was administered remedies for homesickness, disappointment and sadness.
She recovered extremely well and is now free of all the above symptoms!
Homeopathic medicines are slow to act
The action of Homeopathic medicines depends on the patient’s response to the medicine rather than on the medicine itself. In acute diseases, those of recent origin, the remedy produces very quick results. Chronic diseases naturally take longer e.g., Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Sinusitis, Migraine, Eczema, Arthritis etc. This is due to continuous suppression by other systems of medicine or when the acute diseases have not been treated properly. In those cases homeopathic medicines take longer to act. Thus it is the complexity, duration and suppression of the disease which become the factor responsible for the time it takes to cure a particular condition. Another factor to remember is that when a patient visits a homeopath for the first time, he or she may have one particular complaint they want treated. However this may not be the order in which things are done. For instance, someone may want a remedy for depression, but unless the primary cause is removed first the depression may not improve. I had a patient recently who had weakness in the legs preventing him from doing his garden. He was depressed because he was told that there was no cure for his condition. I told him that his depression would go once he was able work in the garden. So it was the use of his legs that was causing the depression. It is the complexity, duration and suppression of the disease which become the factor responsible for the time it takes to cure a particular condition
Symptoms sometimes increase after taking homeopathic medicine
This occurs in less than 5% of people. It is a reaction rather than a side effect. If you stop the remedy for a few days should this occur these aggravating symptoms disappear and should not come back when you resume the medicine?
Such symptoms indicate that the remedy has activated a response in your body and that cure is on the way.
Homeopathy acts fast in children only.
Children generally respond quicker because they have not been exposed to the suppressing effects that occurs in adults who have a habit of taking off the shelf chemist line medication, often containing steroid compounds. However, how fast the homeopathic medicine takes to act does not depend on the medicine only but on other factors such as the type of disease, the duration, the patient’s general health and even the strength of the homeopathic medicine. An experienced homeopath should be in a position to indicate to the patient the duration of the treatment or the time required to complete the treatment.
Pathological investigations are not required in homeopathy
There is nothing further from the truth. Although it may not be essential in all cases, the experienced homeopath will be able to request those tests that will confirm a diagnosis or lead to it, in conditions where there may be a hidden pathology. This is so in life threatening or complex situations and may even provide much quicker results. The main objective in obtaining blood test results for instance is not that the homeopath cannot otherwise make a prescription, but to ensure that some underlying condition is not overlooked. Pathological findings also help in the management of the case and the monitoring the progress.
Single medicine should be given
Single medicine prescribing means that only one remedy works at any given time. This generally the case when a patient presents with a single condition such as a migraine, a sinus infection or a sore throat. However because most patients find out about homeopathy after other methods have failed there usually are more than one condition that needs to be attended to. It is then necessary to prescribe several remedies. So, two remedies can be taken on alternate days. In some cases the homeopath may decide to mix the two remedies in one bottle. This then is a matter of convenience to the patient rather than to the homeopath. In some instances your homeopath may even mix several medicines in one bottle to treat the one condition you went to him with. This would apply if the condition you have is multifaceted. For example acne is one condition that needs several remedies. One remedy may act for the eruptions on the forehead, and another one may help the eruptions on the chin. There may yet be another remedy for the pimples on the side of the nose or on the back. Again it is a matter of convenience. Your homeopath will have no objection to giving several medicines in separate bottles should you so wish. I generally ask the patients for their preference.
Homeopathic medicines are the same
Homeopathic medicines are generally dispensed in globules or alcohol. Homeopathic pills are medicated and any excess alcohol is evaporated. Unlike chemist line medicines they are not coated. Chemist line medicines are coated different colours so they purposely look different, for reasons of safety and to avoid confusion. No such thing exists in homeopathy. The homeopathic dose is so minute that the globules end up all being the same colour or appearance; much like conventional vaccines. Only the packaging differs. The idea that all homeopathic medicines are the same comes from a basic misconception- that because they are so diluted that they can’t possibly work. This is a myth because unless you have tried the medicine on yourself when you are sick you have no way of knowing. Even so orthodox medications are classified as scientific and manufactured according to a certain protocol; they still have to be tested on real people.
Indeed some overseas manufacturers of homeopathic medicines have understood how people can be so easily influenced by misinformation that they now are producing homeopathic medications in pills of different colours. The colour will make no difference of course, but it will be interesting to see whether those who are opposed to the fact that coloured pills work better than white pills will eventually try homeopathy for themselves. Experiments have been conducted in laboratory that demonstrate that pills medicated with; say digitalis in a 6x dilution, do have a positive effect on heart muscles. The demonstration of this being made possible using an ECG or electro cardiogram set up.
medicines cannot be mixed with Conventional medicine
Those opposed to homeopathy will insist that there is nothing in it, so how is it that these same people will also tell you not to take homeopathic medicine if you are on conventional medicine? There is nothing further from the truth. The only time you are not supposed to mix the two systems of medicine is when one is acting in the opposite way to the other. Homeopathic medicines stimulate your immune system, while antibiotics act destructively on the bacteria. When this happens your immune system goes lazy. If you want your immune system to continue fighting for you it is your choice to take the antibiotics or not. In some cases your immune system may have been depleted to such an extent that you may need to take the antibiotics in order to survive. The homeopathic medicine can be resumed later. So, mixing the two is not a question of two chemicals neutralizing each other. Conventional medicine is a chemical compound whilst the homeopathic is like a catalyst. It takes no part in the reaction.
Homeopathic medicine can be taken with conventional medicine with a significant gap (30-40 minutes).
Who is treatment available to?
and everyone as long as time and distance permit. This service is
suitable especially to patients who have a physical impairment, a
transport difficulty or an urgent situation for which distance is an
Please note that acute conditions need immediate attention. You should not expect that your medicines will arrive in time. This cannot be guaranteed although we will endeavour to process your prescription within a reasonable time. Unless we are able to dispatch medicine to you in a reasonable time this service may not be suitable.
Our online treatment is provided in English or in French
If available you can also make an appointment for a Skype consultation.
Gerard Bocquee’s extensive experience is now being made available to you via the internet. His on-line consultations are especially adapted to people who have been diagnosed with a specific condition and are willing to have it resolved the natural way.
is no more a reason for remaining sick. Technology combined with
experience is now at your finger tip. I take every case as seriously
as I would in a clinic situation.
All information provided by you remains confidential, between you and Gerard Bocquee who alone issues your prescription. Just complete the general questionnaire and any other applying to your specific condition.
The questionnaire has been compiled to provide the best information required for accurate prescribing. It will save you time and avoid complications.
Payment is required before the medicine is either dispatched or, if available in your area, a prescription will be sent to you. Treatment is usually for 3-4weeks. Initial consultation is AUD (A$) 125, and follow-up consultations AUD 100.00. This includes medicine and postage.
Homeopathy treats the whole person as well as groups of symptoms commonly called “clinical”. The approach is different but the result is the same. So, when the term diagnosis is used it is for the purpose of a ‘common ground’ for understanding.
Your privacy is respected at all times. No information whatsoever is released or disclosed to anyone for any purpose. All correspondence is via e mails although I request that you provide your Telephone number.
There is no age restriction in so far as treatment is concerned, however if you are under 18, a parent consent may be required.
You may need to ensure with your post office that homeopathic medicines are allowed in your country.
Our area of Specialization
Homeopathy is successful at treating most conditions so long as surgery is not required or the vital force of the patient is holding. In cases where the patient is too weak or depleted due to poor nutrition, age or debilitated, palliative treatment may be required. Each case is treated on merit and evaluated individually. Here is a list of conditions that have been treated successfully by this clinic:
Children disorders such as:
Difficult teething problems, nightmares, worms, growing pains.
asthma, cough and eczema
Circulation problems such as:
Chilblains, palpitation, fainting, varicose veins, low blood pressure and missing heart beats.
Emotions and nerves such as:
Anxiety, apprehension, nervousness, restlessness, grief, anger, resentment, nervous dyspepsia and depression.
Female disorders such as:
PMS, ovulation pains, menopausal problems, complaints during pregnancy such as constipation, insomnia, cramps, menstrual problems such as delayed menstruation, intermittent periods, painful periods, suppressed menstruation etc.
Gastro-intestinal disorders such as:
Leaky gut syndrome, slow digestion, nervous diarrhoea, lactose and gluten intolerance, salicylate allergy, colic, constipation,etc.
Male problems such as:
Enlarged prostate, weak bladder, complications following vasectomy, testalgia and inflammation of testes, impotence and erection problems,etc.
Musculoskeletal problems such as:
Arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle stiffness, cramps, spinal concussions, whiplash,etc.
Respiratorydisorders such as:
Asthma, cough, voice problems, emphysema, chest pain, wheezing etc.
Skin disorders such as:
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, warts, hives, shingles, sweating problems etc.
Teeth problems such as:
Tooth ache, slow dentition, teeth grinding, easy tooth decay, sensitive teeth,etc.
HOMLAB HOMEOPATHIC CLINIC HISTORY
HOMEOPATHIC CLINIC has operated as Homeopathic Supply and Research
Laboratory of Australia since 1981. The abbreviation HomLab was
incorporated in the name in 2000, when we moved to our new address in
Trendy West End, one Km from the city Centre.
We are proud of our achievement, having started at a time when Homeopathy was not so well known as now. Over the years we have endeavored to not only provide good service but also stock all remedies to the extent where that was possible. Today we have a wide range of remedies and practitioners, who do not wish to stock rare remedies,have access to them.
HomLab has been under the management of Gerard Bocquee D.Hom (South Africa ), who, with his experience as a Laboratory Analyst and in Research and Development, ensures quality control.
Gerard Bocquee, who instituted the first college of Homeopathy in Australia, in 1979, namely The Homeopathic College of Australia Pty Ltd, and the Homeopathic Society of Australia, HSA, also in 1979, now the Australian Association of Professional Homeopaths Inc. is a life member of this association.