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Quit smoking for Stoptober with Homeopathy

With Stoptober now in full swing, there are various options available for quitting the habit. Most people who have tried to quit smoking will testify that it is one of the hardest challenges of their life. It is virtually impossible to quit unless you really want to. So this is the first question you need to ask yourself. If the answer is yes, then why not quit smoking for Stoptober with homeopathy? As most people are now aware, smoking is linked with various diseases and illnesses, so it is definitely in your best interests to give up this habit.  Whilst the over the counter nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), such as chewing gum, patches and lozenges, provide some support there are still many smokers who quit the programmes and revert back to the habit. The electric cigarette market is currently booming, but most types have very high doses of nicotine, which is very addictive. There are some very good homeopathic remedies that have can help to break the smoking habit. Homeopathy provides a different type of support, which helps with both the physical craving of nicotine and the general addiction of smoking. The homeopathic support for smokers consists of natural remedies that are safe and free from side effects and can be tailored to the individual. These remedies are not addictive and can be taken alongside other medications. The following homeopathic remedies will help with the different aspects of helping to quit the smoking habit. It’s better to keep a range of remedies as this will help deal with situations as they arise. Remedies Tabacum is a natural remedy that can help to reduce the smoking craving. The ideal dose is one tablet three times a day and when the craving is bad. This is a remedy that is actually made from tobacco leaves, but following in the principles of homeopathy (like treats like), it forms an ideal remedy for smoking cessation. One of the main principles of homeopathy is that a substance that can cause symptoms when given in excess can be taken to cure those symptoms when given in a smaller dose. This homeopathic remedy should be taken in the 6C potency over a period of a few months...

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Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness

Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness

Morning sickness is a condition that affects more than half of pregnant women. The nausea can be mild or lead to vomiting. This can often be the first sign of pregnancy as it usually starts from the 6th week of pregnancy and lasts until the 12th week. It can affect some women throughout the whole pregnancy. There are several homeopathic remedies that are extremely safe, and can be very effective in treating this condition. Many pregnant women suffer with morning sickness, especially during the second and third months of pregnancy. Many of these women will experience nausea without the vomiting. Although it is called morning sickness, it can affect pregnant women at any time of the day. Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness can really benefit these women. Morning sickness usually wears off by the 14th to 16th week of pregnancy, but a few women can continue to suffer after this time. This is called hyperemesis, and can result in severe vomiting which causes dehydration, weight loss and chemical imbalances and requires urgent medical treatment. Severe vomiting will require rehydration treatment with contain salts and minerals that are essential for the body. The remedies below should be taken in the 30c potency, up to four times a day, for 7 to 10 days. Nux Vomica. This is a good natural remedy for nausea, which improves after vomiting. Nux Vomica is a good remedy especially if the patient wants to vomit but cannot, and this causes the problem to continue. There is usually also a sour taste in the mouth in the morning. The nausea can be made worse by strong odours or pressure of clothes at the waist. The pregnant women may feel better with hot drinks. Ipecacuanha. This natural remedy is indicated when the patient has continuous nausea which is not relieved by vomiting (opposite to Nux Vomica). Sepia. This alternative remedy is very effective if the patient’s nausea symptoms are accompanied by feelings of irritability, tiredness and weepiness. Arsen Alb is for sickness that accompanied with diarrhoea and a burning sensation in the stomach. The sickness may be better for having warm drinks. The patient may also be irritable and restless. Nat Mur is for sickness that is associated...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Travel

Homeopathic Remedies for Travel

Homeopathic remedies are perfect travel companions, as many remedies can be taken for more than one condition. The following range of remedies should cover most common eventualities. Another advantage of taking a “Homeopathic Travel Kit” is that the remedies can be taken by the whole family. You can purchase ready made kits from the homeopathic pharmacies, or you can assemble one yourself. The remedies below can be taken every 15 minutes, for up to 6 doses,  then four times a day. If the condition persists, you may need to get medical help. Chamomilla is a very good remedy for restlessness and irritability, which is often the case with young children on flights. This can be due to the pressure changes which causes ear ache. Chamomilla is one of the main remedies for treating this type of ear ache. Arnica and Cocculus are excellent natural remedies for preventing jet-lag. This remedy should be taken in the 30c potency and ideally a dose should be taken before departure and repeated every four hours during the journey. A dose should also be taken after the journey. Apis. This remedy can be though of as a “homeopathic antihistamine”. It is very effective for insect bites and stings. Apis is also a very good natural remedy for the treatment of urticaria and hives. This remedy can also be taken for sunburn. Apis should be taken at the earliest sign of a bite or rash in the 30c potency. This remedy can also be combined with Histamine 200c for added benefit. Arnica is the number one homeopathic remedy for the immediate relief from injury. This natural remedy reduces bleeding, inflammation, bruising and promotes healing. Arnica should be taken in the 200c potency at the earliest sign of an injury. Arsenicum Alb is the main remedy for food poisoning. This remedy is indicated when there is vomiting and diarrhoea which is accompanied by chilliness and reslessness. The abdominal pains may be described as cramping and burning. This remedy should be taken in the 30c potency. Belladonna is a very useful remedy for travel. It is a very good remedy for mild sunburn, sunstroke, fever, sore throat and ear aches. An indication for this homeopathic remedy is that the symptoms...

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Natural remedies for travel sickness

Travel sickness is very common in all age groups, so let us explain some great natural remedies for travel sickness. Ginger. This can be taken as a capsule or chewed in the crystalised form. Ginger is an excellent remedy for nausea and stomach upsets. These should ideally be started a few hours before the journey to be of maximum benefit. Rescue Remedy or Ainsworths Recovery Remedy can be taken if you feel anxious and nervous. This can be taken throughout the journey at regular intervals. There are also some homeopathic remedies that can be taken to prevent travel sickness. They should be taken in the 30c potency, starting an hour before the journey, and thereafter every two hours during the journey. One dose can then be taken after the journey. These natural remedies can be taken safely by young children, and will not interact with any prescribed medication you may be on. Cocculus. This is the main remedy for travel sickness and should be included in all prevention regimes. Petroleum. This remedy is indicated if the dizziness is made worse by loud noise or sitting up. Aconite should be taken if the person feels anxious and is afraid. Tabacum. This homeopathic remedy should be taken for nausea, giddiness, and faintness. Nux Vomica is a good remedy if the travel sickness is accompanied with a headache and the person has a headache which is made worse by the smell of coffee or...

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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 Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. The usual causes of this condition are anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Steroid medications such as prednisolone and iron supplements can also lead to gastritis. Excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, stress and a bad diet can also lead to this condition. So is there any treatments in homeopathy for gastritis? Homeopathic remedies can help to reduce the symptoms of gastritis and help the stomach lining to heal. The following homeopathic remedies can be taken every 30mins for up to 10 doses. These remedies should be taken in the 30c potency. These remedies can be taken safely by the whole family. If the symptoms persist after this time, please consult a qualified homeopath.  Chronic gastritis may require medical referral, as it may be a sign an underlying illness. Nux Vomica can be taken for gastritis symptoms that are caused by over work, excessive alcohol consumption or overeating rich and spicy foods. This remedy is very effective if the symptoms are worse after eating and in the morning. The patient may be very irritable and crave stimulants and alcohol. The patient may also have heartburn, bloating and gas. This homeopathic remedy is also indicated if the patient has constipation and severe nausea and vomiting. Lycopodium is for people who feel “slow and sluggish”. This remedy is for people who have a big appetite, but feel full and bloated after eating. The patient will have to loosen tight clothing to be more comfortable. They also usually suffer with flatulence and belching. Carbo Veg is for patients who feel bloated and full after eating. They will feel better after belching, but digestion is generally slow. The patient will crave fresh air, and not want to be stuck indoors. The symptoms are worse for eating fats, cabbage, coffee and milk. The patient may also complain of cramping pains. Anacardium is indicated for indigestion which comes on a few hours after eating. The patient may also have a foul taste in the mouth and the stomach can seem blocked up. This remedy is also for stomach pains that are better for eating. The symptoms are better after vomiting and worse from exposure to drafts...

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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 insomnia.  Lack of good quality sleep or insomnia can lead to lack of concentration, irritability and even depression. There are no guidelines on how much sleep is enough, as some people can function on 5 hours a night while others require up to 10 hours sleep a night. Chronic insomnia may be a symptom of a serious underlying medical condition, so it would be recommended to see your G.P. Specific Homeopathic Remedies for Insomnia The indicated homeopathic remedies should be taken 1 hour before going to bed. The dose can be repeated after an hour and if woken in the middle of the night. These homeopathic remedies provide a natural alternative to conventional sleep tablets, without the side effects. The remedies should be taken in the 30c potency. The remedies mentioned below are all natural and are safe for the whole family. Coffea. This natural remedy is very good for insomnia caused by overactivity of the mind, as the result of good or bad news. It could also be due to excitement and an inability to switch off from the day. The person may be oversensitive to noise, touch, or smell. Nux vomica is the homeopathic remedy of choice if the insomnia is due to working long hours, mental strain, overindulgence in rich food or alcohol. The person may fall asleep without a problem but will awake between 3 to 4am. This remedy should be considered if the person is irritable during the day and cant switch off from work. Arsenicum Alb. This homeopathic remedy if the person wakes between midnight and 2am. The person may be generally very anxious or worried. Cocculus should be taken if the person has insomnia due to working at nights, or shift work. This homeopathic remedy is also very good to treat insomnia that is due to jet-lag. The person may have dizziness and be irritable. Ignatia is an...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Headaches

Homeopathy is a safe and effective form of complementary medicine and homeopathic remedies can be taken safely by anyone from newborn babies through to the elderly, without any complications. There are no risks of poisoning or overdosing with homeopathic remedies, as there are with conventional headache tablets. There is also no risk of a build up or tolerance to the homeopathic remedies for headaches. There are many different causes of headaches and the most common type of headache is Tension Headache which is caused by stress, fatigue, alcohol or smoking. Tension Headaches can also occur in women before and after periods. Recurring headaches could be a sign of an underlying health condition, so it is recommended to see your G.P. The remedies below may help to treat acute headaches, but it is advisable to consult a professional Homeopath in order to get a complete cure and prevent the headaches. The Homeopath will investigate any possible trigger factors, diet and any possible emotional causes during the consultation. These remedies should be taken every 30mins for up to six doses then three times a day for up to 3 days and in the 30c potency. These are just a few of the many homeopathic remedies that can be used to treat headaches. Belladonna is a natural remedy for intense headaches that start suddenly with a throbbing pain. The symptoms are generally worse for noise, light or movement. Bryonia should be taken if the headache started from stress or from being angry. The head may feel bruised and the person may have a bursting or stitching pain. A key indication of this remedy is that the headache will be worse for any movement and that the person will be very thirsty. Iris Versicolor is an effective homeopathic remedy that starts after a period of stress, for e.g. on a weekend after a busy week. These headaches are usually right sided and can cause nausea and vomiting. The headaches are worse for lying and rest (opposite to Belladonna and Bryonia). Nat Mur should be taken for headaches that are caused by the sunlight and affect the forehead with a throbbing, hammering or bursting pain. The person may also be more thirsty than normal....

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Reduce the Side Effects of Antibiotics Naturally

Antibiotics can cause a range of side effects that affect the digestive system. This arises because the natural balance of the flora in the body is disturbed by the intake of antibiotics. The antibiotics kill the good bacteria, which play an important part in balancing the flora, as well as the bad bacteria that are responsible for the infection. Common symptoms and side effects of antibiotics are diarrhoea, feeling sick and vomiting. Another side effect that can occur with broad-spectrum antibiotics is a fungal infection such as thrush. There are a number of natural remedies that can be taken safely alongside the antibiotics to reduce the incidence of these side effects. The main supplement is a good quality probiotic that contain a high level of lactobacillus acidophillus and lactobacillus bifidus. These supplements are best taken during and after the course of antibiotics. The company, Optibac, have a preparation that is a probiotic supplement that helps to prevent the side effects such as thrush and diarrhoea, which can occur to people who are taking antibiotics. If you develop thrush whilst taking the antibiotics, the homeopathic remedy Borax 30C can be taken three times a day to reduce the symptoms. The natural homeopathic remedy Nux Vomica 30C can help with nausea and vomiting relating to antibiotics use. The remedy should be taken three times a day as soon as the symptoms start. If diarrhoea has been caused by antibiotic use the remedies Arsen Alb 30C and Arg Nit 30C should be considered. These remedies should be taken three to four times a day. We hope you found this article on how you can reduce the side effects of antibiotics naturally useful. Please let us know by rating it using the stars...

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Natural Remedies for Heartburn

Heartburn is often accompanied with bloating, flatulence, belching, nausea and/or a sour taste in the mouth. The burning sensation is caused by an increase in the level of hydrchloric acid in the stomach, which rises up to the oesophagus. This acid is important in digesting food although it can cause burning and pain if too much is produced. There are a number of natural remedies for heartburn, which can be taken as an alternative to conventional antacid medicines. The homeopathic remedies Nux Vomica, Arsenicum Alb, Lycopodium and Carbo Veg are commonly used to treat the symptoms of Heartburn. Nux Vomica is a natural remedy that is useful when the heartburn is caused by stress from over-work, poor diet, high alcohol intake and smoking. This remedy is indicated if the pain starts after eating and if the person is irritable. Arsenicum Alb is indicated if the symptoms are a result of food poisoning. The symptoms are relieved by warm drinks. Lycopodium is the homeopathic remedy of choice if the heartburn symptoms are accompanied with bloating, flatulence and belching. Carbo Veg should be taken if the heartburn symptoms are accompanied with a sense of fullness and heaviness. Digestive enzymnes can be taken to aide digestion. Papaya tablets  will help with digestion after a meal. Probiotics will help to rebalance the bacteria in the stomach. Aloe Vera can be taken to soothe the stomach lining. Vitamin B Complex can be taken to reduce stress and anxiety, which can aggravate and cause...

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