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Home Remedies for a Fever

A fever is something that happens all the time in our bodies. It is the natural process of our immune system fighting off bacteria and viruses that could be harmful to our body. It may sometimes be possible to help with home remedies for a fever. Our normal body temperature is between 36.2oC and 37.5oC.  The body temperature changes throughout the day, with the...

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Can we lower cholesterol levels naturally?

This week is National Cholesterol Week. Cholesterol levels seem to be always on the rise, and the number of prescriptions written for statin medications reflects this increase. Cholesterol has become a common term now, with many people limiting the amount of cholesterol they consume in their diet. So can we lower cholesterol levels naturally? There are a number of...

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Homeopathic remedies for insomnia

Insomnia is defined as persistant sleeplessness. It is usually only a temporary condition, and is normally related to issues such as working long hours, smoking, stress, alcohol, prescription medication, diet, anxiety or grief. Other causes of insomnia are PMS, menopause, acidity or indigestion. The choice of homeopathic remedy will be dependent on the cause of the...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety

Most people will suffer with a bout of anxiety at some point in their lives. This is normally short acting and self limiting but can cause some discomfort at the time. Anxiety that is recurring or that is long standing should ideally be treated by a qualified homeopath. The practitioner will look at the case as a whole and prescribe natural remedies that are...

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Natural remedies for arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that affects both men and women equally. It is described as an inflammation of one or more joints which causes pain and stiffness. This leads to limited use of the joint and can have a considerable effect on the quality of life. Although traditional medicines can help, there are many recommended natural remedies for arthritis. The two...

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Reflexology

What is reflexology?   Reflexology is a healing therapy based on the principle that our organs, glands, spinal column and other parts of the body are mapped out on our feet, hands and even ears.  For example, the big toe represents the head and neck and the ball of the foot represents the chest area.   A reflexologist will apply pressure to specific points...

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Natural remedies for anxiety

Anxiety is a more common problem than was once thought of.  This condition is usually treated with anti-depressant medication conventionally. The problem with this approach is the long-term dependence on the medication and the side-effects that these medicines have.  There are many alternatives, for example natural remedies for anxiety. Anxiety can affect anyone....

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Natural Remedies for Allergies

As there are so many potential causes of allergies, there is not a general remedy or supplement that can provide an overall treatment. Natural remedies for the treatment of allergies such as hay fever are mentioned in a seperate article. The most important thing to do first is to identify the allergen. This may be something straightforward as pollen in hay...

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Homeopathic remedies for chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by droplets from the nose or mouth of an infected child. It can also be contracted from an adult with shingles. The symptoms usually start with a moderate fever, tiredness, runny nose and lead to the itchy rash. These symptoms are normally very mild in children, but can be more severe in adults. Read on...

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Homeopathy for Teething

Babies usually start teething at the age of 6 months, and this process continues until all 20 milk teeth grow out. This normally lasts until the age of 2 ½ to 3 years of age. Teething can be a very painful experience for the infant and can be accompanied with a fever, skin rash, diarrhoea, colic, nasal congestion and can be the cause of emotional upset. The infant...

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What is homeopathy?

What is Homeopathy? It is a system of medicine that assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself and is widely used across the world. It was discovered over 200 years ago by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann. His approach to health was very clear and humane. Dr Hahnemann’s aim was to provide his patients with a safe and permanent cure to their...

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