17. June 2015 · Comments Off on Bude Wellbeing event · Categories: Uncategorized


Come and meet me and other practitioners in The Parkhouse Centre in Bude this Saturday 20th June for a free chat or consultation with a cup of tea and (I am hoping) a piece of cake. Please click the above for details – be nice to see you.

09. December 2014 · Comments Off on Blog name change to Vital Medicine · Categories: Uncategorized

I have changed the name of this Blog from “Phil’s Homeopathy Blog” to Vital Medicine Blog to accompany my website: vitalmedicine.co.uk. I will still post passionately about Homeopathy but it will also reflect my other vital ingredients; exercise (for me Tai Chi – see vitaltaichi.co.uk) and diet/lifestyle (Naturopathic Nutrition).

What is vital, I ask myself in my life at this time? For me it’s good health and dare I say longevity – enjoying health the older one gets!? How to achieve good health or as Homeopaths would say, good vitality? When you become ill, for me it is important to use a medicine that is Holistic and treats the whole person, not just the disease as this can maintain vitality not weaken. Preventative treatment can increase vitality too as can exercise. Whilst I love walking, cycling and surfing the daily practice of Tai Chi Chuan and QiGong especially are designed to increase health and wellbeing which leads to greater vitality.  Do check out my website to understand what these practices are if you wish to know more. Fort some it might be yoga, meditation etc Sometimes though the structure; the building blocks with which we have to work with need replenishing;  understanding good nutrition and changing our lifestyle means we give ourselves the best chance to heal. I am a fellow sufferer, so I simply offer my own view. For you, “vital medicine” might equal other things, mixes and combinations!

01. September 2014 · Comments Off on Extra clinic days! · Categories: Uncategorized

Autumn ChiDue to being very busy this year I have made myself more available. I shall be working every Tuesday in Launceston from now on and alternate Thursdays in Bude!

So, details are:

Tuesdays – Launceston at Castle St Practice.

Thursdays – Bude at the Neetside Centre.

More and more people seem to be finding Homeopathy at the moment which is great. I work on recommendations basically, so if you have a beneficial outcome from treatment, which is what it is all about, please recommend me to family and friends. Everyone deserves good vitality and subsequent health and for me, Homeopathy, allied with decent nutrition and exercise is a huge part of that. Check out my updated websites.


09. December 2013 · Comments Off on Dr Chi doing his Short Form · Categories: Tai Chi, Uncategorized

Dr Chi was the inspiration for my teachers and here is a wonderful video of him doing the short form he developed.

11. November 2013 · Comments Off on What is Homeopathy? · Categories: Homeopathy, Uncategorized · Tags:

A wonderful video of Rajan Sankaran explaining how Homeopathy works and what cure might entail. Inspirational.

16. September 2013 · Comments Off on Tai Chi for health, well being and self-defence · Categories: Uncategorized

As promised many times over the years, I am finally starting a Tai Chi class to create a community of people to learn Tai Chi chuan. Tai Chi is for me, a huge part of being vital and well. It cultivates relaxation, more energy and a sense of well being – balancing, centering, rooting and connecting. The health benefits returned from practice outweigh the effort put in. It can really change your life for the better.

Classes starts October 9th on Wednesdays at St Mary’s church town hall (upstairs) in Launceston town centre  7pm to 8.30 pm. All ages and abilities welcome.

Classes will cover Tai Chi exercises, Qi Gong, Yang style short form and push-hands practice.

10. August 2013 · Comments Off on Summer – a time to enjoy yourself! · Categories: Uncategorized

cb_vf-577113439215051375710308Summer is for letting go and having fun. Camp Bestival has got to be one of the best ever family festivals to go to. Having just got back and having been to the last five, I highly recommend it – lot’s of fun!

“Then followed that beautiful season…Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

27. June 2013 · Comments Off on Tai Chi Class starting! · Categories: QiGong, Tai Chi, Uncategorized · Tags:

tai-chi-symbolExciting news – I am going to start a Tai Chi class in September in St Mary’s church. More details to follow, but if you would like to join the group then please do e-mail me or contact me via my website link.

Tai Chi is a soft style martial art which is about cultivating chi or internal energy. As a beginner you will learn to relax your body and mind becoming centered and more grounded. There will be Chi Kung exercises, “sticking” or partner work, push-hands and genuine short-form teaching in lineage from Chen Man Ching.


16. November 2012 · Comments Off on The alchemy of illness · Categories: My practice, Uncategorized · Tags: , ,
“Consider how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed, what wastes and deserts of the soul a slight attack of influenza brings to view, what precipices and lawns sprinkled with bright flowers a little rise of temperature reveals, what ancient and obdurate oaks are uprooted in us by the act of sickness, how we go down in the pit of death and feel the waters of annihilation close above our heads and wake thinking to find ourselves in the presence of the angels and the harpers when we have a tooth out and come to the surface in the dentist’s arm-chair and confuse his “Rinse the mouth-rinse the mouth” with the greeting of the Deity stooping from the floor of Heaven to welcome us – when we think of this, as we are so frequently forced to think of it, it becomes strange indeed that illness has not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature”
Virginia Woolf, On Being Ill