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Can homeopathy help with flu prevention?

Homeopathy may be able to play a role in preventing seasonal flu by helping to support the immune system. There are a number of remedies that can be taken to support the immune system at this time of the year, although the most effective form of treatment is to consult a professional homeopath and have constitutional treatment. This is given in the form of a homeopathic remedy that is specific to the individual’s personality and general health. The homeopathic remedy Anas Barb 200c  and Aconite 200c should be taken at the first sign of a cold, as it can act as a preventative. It is important to take this remedy at the earliest possible stage for maximum benefit so therefore it is important to have this remedy on stand-by. This natural remedy is extremely safe and can be taken by the whole family. Several homeopathic pharmacies also make specific remedies to help prevent colds and flu’s. These are normally based on the current strains of flu that are in circulation over the season. For more information on these remedies, please contact the specialist homeopathic pharmacies. Influenzinum is a homeopathic remedy that is added to many flu prevention combinations. This remedy has also recently been included as part the flu prevention vaccination programme in Canada. If you found our article “can homeopathy help with flu prevention” useful, please rate it above.   Homeopathic remedies have not undergone stringent clinical trials, so we cannot make any claims for their effectiveness against flu prevention. The information in this article is only recommended as a guide to various homeopathic remedies that are available. Please consult your GP or pharmacist to discuss further treatment...

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Natural Creams for Eczema

The Weleda Baby Skin Care range is an excellent selection of natural products that can be used on a daily basis for general skin care, nappy rash, dry skin and cradle cap. The range of creams, oils and lotions are based on the herb Calendula. Calendula is a powerful herb that has demonstrated natural healing and soothing properties, which makes it ideal for treating and maintaining babies sensitive skin. The range includes natural creams for eczema which are safe for babies skin. The Weleda Baby Skin Care range consists of: Calendula Nappy Changing Cream Calendula Oil Calendula Lotion Calendula Weather Protection Cream Calendula Moisturising Body Cream Calendula Face Cream Urtica Urens and Calendula Cream is a traditional treatment for eczema that is itchy. Chickweed (Stellaria) is another natural cream that is often combined with Calendula to help reduce the symptoms of eczema. It is a very good cream to reduce itchiness and inflammation. Ainsworths Emergency Cream is an ideal natural product to carry at all times. It can be used by the whole family for any flare-ups”. Hope’s Relief is a natural moisturising cream for dry and itchy skin. This product combines high quality organic herbal extracts and Manuka honey. Hope’s Relief is an ideal product to regenerate, repair and revive dry, sensitive and itchy skin. This product is available from Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy. It is possible to get natural skin creams for eczema on the NHS, so do ask your doctor what is...

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Homeopathic treatment for heartburn in pregnancy

Heartburn in pregnancy can be quite distressing and cause a lot of discomfort for women at this time. It is caused by the pregnancy maintaining hormone, Progesterone, which causes the valve at the top of the stomach to relax, which allows small amounts of acid to rise up into the oesophagus. This results in a burning sensation and usually affects 50% of all pregnant women. The normal cause of this is the upward pressure of the womb on the stomach. Homeopathis treatment for heartburn in pregnancy can really help to ease the discomfort. The symptoms can be reduced by eating small meals at frequent intervals, rather than larger meals. There are a number of homeopathic remedies that can be very effective in treating this problem. Examples are: Nux Vomica may help if there is also a bitter metallic taste, a bloated full feeling in the stomach. There is also a feeling of fullness and sluggishness. Sulphur. This homeopathic remedy will help if the heartburn is worse in the morning, and there is a craving for sweet foods. There may also be belching with a sour taste, and drinking milk will make the heartburn worse. The homeopathic remedy, Phosphorus, is indicated if there is a craving for ice cold drinks, which are vomited up. There may also be a craving for salt, spicy foods and chocolate, which can all aggravate the heartburn. It would be recommended to consult a qualified homeopath during the early stages of pregnancy to maintain an optimum level of health throughout the pregnancy. This will help to ensure both mother and baby, are in a good state of health throughout the...

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Homeopathy for IBS

IBS is the commonly used abbreviation for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This illness is characterised by an irregular bowel habit (alternating diarrhoea and constipation), abdominal pain, bloating, excess wind and swelling of the abdomen.  People who suffer with IBS also experience an urgent need to go to the toilet which can lead to incontinence.  IBS can also cause a feeling that you have not emptied your bowel, and there may be a discharge of mucus from the rectum.  IBS suffers usually experience flare-ups of symptoms, which can last for a few days, after which the symptoms improve or disappear. This is a common pattern with IBS, and symptoms can be brought on by family or marital problems, stress at work, or certain foods such as wheat, dairy, certain fruits, tea or coffee. There is at present no conventional treatment for IBS. The best that allopathic medicine (conventional medicine) can provide is drugs to help minimise some of the symptoms. This is by no means a full proof answer, and many of the symptoms of IBS remain untreatable with allopathic medicine. Homeopathy is a system of holistic medicine that can be invaluable in the successful treatment of IBS. This is a natural system of medicine that involves prescribing remedies that are extremely safe. Rather than to just treat the symptoms, homeopathic treatment involves taking a full case history and investigating some of the causes of the complaint. The homeopath will ask questions regarding your physical symptoms, your emotions, and general symptoms such as when you have flare ups of symptoms and when your symptoms are aggravated or improved. Based on all of this information the qualified homeopath will prescribe suitable safe natural remedies that will aim to get to the root of the problem. The length of treatment that you require will depend on how long you have had the symptoms. For chronic cases of IBS, you should allow at least six months of treatment. This is based on having a consultation once a month. The homeopath may also prescribe some dietary supplements such as probiotics, digestive enzymes and some natural herbs to soothe the abdomen and...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Bedwetting

Bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis is a common condition amongst young children up to the age of around six or seven years. Night-time control of the bladder is usually the final step in training kids in the use of the toilet. There can sometimes be help found with homeopathic remedies for bedwetting. Bedwetting occurs without the child’s knowledge as they do not have any control over it. This disrupts the child’s sleep and can be a source of embarrassment for the child. There can be many possible causes of bed wetting and homeopathy can help to provide the most adequate treatment based on the individual cause. Factors such as emotional stress, anxiety, fear, arrival of new sibling, family stress and problems at school can all contribute to this condition. If the child has had this condition for a few months you should consult a qualified homeopath. A homeopath will be able to prescribe safe and natural remedies that aim to get to treat the root cause of the bedwetting. There are, however a few general homeopathic remedies that can be taken for up to two weeks. If the bed wetting continues after this, please consult a qualified homeopath. The remedies below should be taken in the 30c potency, twice a day for a maximum of two weeks. These natural remedies are extemely safe and they are suitable for kids of any age. EQUISETUM This remedy is for children who wet their beds during dreams or nightmares. Equisetum is a commonly used homeopathic remedy for kidney and bladder problems. This natural remedy should be considered for bed wetting without any clear cause. CAUSTICUM This is a good remedy if the child bed wets during the first part of the sleep. The child may also wet themselves during the day when coughing, laughing or sneezing. The child may be sensitive and will not want to go to bed alone. KREOSOTE This homeopathic remedy is for children who wet their bed during dreams in the early part of the night. They also wake up straight away and rush to get to the toilet. An indication for this remedy is if the urine has an offensive odour. We hope you found our health article on homeopathic remedies...

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How do homeopathic remedies work?

How do homeopathic remedies work? Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing power. This stimulus will assist your body to re-balance its state of health and the aim is to get to a level of optimum health. Homeopathy treats each person as an individual because everyone is unique. Each person will react differently to stress and pathogens, and each person has a different level of susceptibility to illness. The homeopath will prescribe the remedies that match the individual’s symptom pattern and constitutional make-up. Homeopathy works on the principle that “like cures like”. This principle states that a substance that can cause a disease can also relieve it. For example, coffee (coffea in Latin) is a substance that can cause temporary insomnia. Coffea is sometimes used in a potentised (highly diluted and succussed) form to treat that insomnia. Another example is chopping onions can cause the eyes and nose to run with water. The red onion (Allium Cepa in Latin) can be used in a potentised form to treat colds and hay fever where the main symptoms include runny eyes and...

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Homeopathy in Pregnancy

Many women have complaints during pregnancy that cannot be treated with conventional medicine, as it is not safe. Homeopathy is a natural and extremely effective form of alternative medicine during pregnancy. The homeopathic remedies are safe for pregnant women to take at any stage of pregnancy. Many conventional medicines are not safe in pregnancy, and many more have yet to be tested. Herbal medicines should also be used with caution as their safety has not yet been established. Homeopathy on the other hand, is extremely safe and effective during pregnancy. It would be recommended to consult a qualified homeopath during the early stages of pregnancy to maintain an optimum level of health throughout the pregnancy. This will help to ensure both mother and baby, are in a good state of health throughout the pregnancy. If this is not possible there are a few homeopathic remedies which are very helpful throughout the different stages of pregnancy. TISSUE SALT PROGRAMME The tissue salts are made from 12 minerals that are essential to the healthy function of the body. These 12 tissue salts were originally discovered by Dr Schuessler.  This is a specific programme used from month 2 to month 9 of pregnancy. These will help maintain a healthy pregnancy and help to nourish the baby with the required nutrients that are essential for cell growth. The programme is made up of the following remedies, each in a 6X potency. Calc Fluor This is required for bone development and is essential for the growth of the cells that make up the tissues of muscles, blood vessels and skin for the baby.   Ferrum Phos This is essential for oxygen to be carried around the body through the blood cells. This natural remedy will also act to prevent anaemia for the woman in pregnancy.   Mag Phos This is a good remedy to help prevent against heartburn in the pregnant woman and aids the nerve development of the baby.   Nat Mur This helps to control the levels of salt in the body, therefore helping to balance levels of fluid and in turn preventing swollen ankles in the pregnant woman.   Silica This essential salt is required for the development of teeth, bones,...

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How do homeopathic remedies work?

Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing power. This stimulus will assist your body to re-balance its state of health and the aim is to get to a level of optimum health. Homeopathy treats each person as an individual because everyone is unique. Each person will react differently to stress and pathogens, and each person has a different level of susceptibility to illness. The homeopath will prescribe the remedies that match the individual’s symptom pattern and constitutional make-up. Homeopathy works on the principle that “like cures like”. This principle states that a substance that can cause a disease can also relieve it. For example, coffee (coffea in Latin) is a substance that can cause temporary insomnia. Coffea is sometimes used in a potentised (highly diluted and succussed) form to treat that insomnia. Another example is chopping onions can cause the eyes and nose to run with water. The red onion (Allium Cepa in Latin) can be used in a potentised form to treat colds and hay fever where the main symptoms include runny eyes and...

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