Homeopathy offers a safe and gentle way to treat disease, eliminate toxins, deal with stress, and improve your emotional balance, and physical health.
What is homeopathy?
The principles of homeopathy were developed over two hundred years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a gifted doctor and scientist, seeking a gentle and effective way to restore his patients to health. Before the development of antibiotics, homeopathy was widely used in the home, and in some hospitals in this country. It is a system of medicine based on three main principles:
• Like Cures Like: A substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can cure a similar set of symptoms in a sick person. Homeopathic Urtica Urens, for example, is made from stinging nettles, and can be taken to relieve conditions such as itchy red skin rashes or hives.
• Potentisation of remedies: describes the process by which remedies are prepared. This involves dilution in water and vigorous shaking, which makes the remedies safe and effective. The higher the dilution the more potent the remedy is.
• The minimum dose: usually a small amount is all that is needed. This is usually administered in the form of a small, sweet tasting pill.
What happens at a homeopathic consultation?
You will be asked to talk about yourself, your general health and specific symptoms. If you have had homeopathic treatment previously it is helpful, but not essential, if you can recall the remedies you were prescribed.
A first consultation for an adult lasts an hour. A home visit may be arranged for some family appointments, the elderly or disabled people.
It is important to attend for a minimum of one follow up consultation, so I can assess your health after taking the remedy and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.
And after I take the remedy?
You may find that some old symptoms return briefly before disappearing for good. You may simply feel a little better day by day, and over time you will notice improvements in energy or feel happier and more relaxed. A temporary aggravation of symptoms, indicates that healing is happening, and is a good sign.
How can homeopathy help me?
The homeopath’s job is to find the remedy which matches your symptoms, however individual or unusual. This is the remedy which will relieve your physical symptoms, improve your mood and balance your emotions, enabling a return to health.
To find out more about homeopathy, and how it has helped others go to: www.homeopathyworkedforme.org
What can homeopathy treat?
Homeopathy is especially effective for allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, recurrent coughs and colds, depression, diabetes, eczema and other skin conditions, epilepsy, hay fever, heart disease, IBS, infertility, menopause, migraines, and stress. Any chronic condition can be treated.
Homeopathy can also provide fast acting relief for acute illnesses such as sore throats, tummy upsets, ear ache, headache, period pains, and injuries.
Homeopathy is compatible with other therapies, and treatments, and can be used to speed recovery after surgery; or to assist healing after physical injury; and it can be combined with counselling or EFT where someone is suffering emotional trauma.
Homeopathy for children:
I have extensive experience of treating children for a range of conditions including problems after vaccination, childhood illnesses, eczema, allergies, asthma, hay fever, diabetes, ADHD, autism, immune system disorders, and recurrent coughs and colds, and emotional problems of any sort. Homeopathy can provide a gentle solution to childhood eczema, without the use of steroid creams, as I explain in my article.
Homeopathy and EFT can be especially effective in supporting children through exams, and for more information about how it works please see my article in Families South West Magazine April 2008, Exams – Don’t Flunk the Stress Test, www.FamiliesSouthWest.co.uk
Homeopathy can help if you are looking for pre-conception care or treatment for infertility, as well as being a safe and effective treatment for all conditions in pregnancy and childbirth. I work closely with other therapists to offer advice on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
For more information visit www.expecting.info