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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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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 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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How are homeopathic remedies made?

Many people always ask, how are homeopathic remedies made? Let us explain… Each new homeopathic medicine undergoes a particular process called a proving. Volunteers take the new substance until they experience symptoms. These symptoms are then recorded in detail. This is the method by which new remedies are added to the homeopathic pharmacy. Unlike conventional medicines, homeopathic medicines are not tested on animals. Remedies are mainly produced from plant and mineral substances. They are prescribed as pills, tablets or drops. To maximise the healing potential of the medicines, Samuel (founder of Homeopathy), prepared them in a very specific manner. This involved diluting the chosen substance, and then shaking it vigorously with impact. This process is known as potentisation. A substance can be potentised many times. The normal potencies that remedies are available in is 6c, 12c, 30c, 200c, 1M and 10M. Hahnemann observed that potentisation made the medicines more effective and reduced the likelihood of unwanted adverse effects. We hope you found this article “how are homeopathic remedies made” useful. Please let us know by rating it...

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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. Acute anxiety attacks usually occur suddenly and manifest themselves as panic attacks. This occurs when the body produces a surge of adrenaline to deal with an emergency situation. During this time, the increased levels of adrenaline cause muscles to tense up, increase the heart rate and cause breathing to become more rapid. Panic attacks can also cause a feeling of claustrophobia, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, hot flushes, sweating, nausea or an anticipated sense of disaster or even death. These attacks can occur at any time and usually last between a few seconds up to half an hour. The fact that these attacks are so unpredictable makes them more distressing. Chronic anxiety is less intense than a panic attack. It is an underlying sense of uneasiness and constant worrying. This can the result of a stressful job, insomnia, family stress or life changes. Nutrition and regular can play a vital role in preventing panic attacks and anxiety. There are some simple changes that you can make to your life-style: 1. Stop smoking. 2. Cut out or minimise caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate) intake. 3. Eat regular meals throughout the day. 4. Avoid sugary processed foods like cakes and biscuits. 5. Have a protein rich breakfast, to balance sugar levels. 6. Drink plenty of water. There are some very good natural medicines that can help for the onset of an attack and as general supplements for the nervous system. Rescue Remedy or Ainsworths Recovery Remedy can be taken in a panic attack comes on. You should start this as soon as possible. The homeopathic remedies Aconite, Arsen Alb, and AAA (Anacardium, Ambra Grisea, Arg Nit). These should be taken in the 30c or 200c potency, one dose every 30mins for six doses then three times a day as required. These natural remedies are all very safe and have no interactions or side effects. If the panic attacks occur on a regular basis, it is recommended to consult a qualified homeoapath to receive the appropriate...

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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 for our recommendations of homeopathic remedies for chickenpox. The following natural homeopathic remedies should be taken three to four times a day in the 30c potency. These remedies are safe for babies and children of all ages. Rhus Tox should be given if the child has a fever and is restless. The itchiness may be less intense for warmth and rubbing. Antimony Tart is recommended when the vesicles on the skin are painful. The child may describe the skin as being burning. There may also be an accompanied cough that is “loose and rattly”. Sulphur is a good remedy for intense itching and burning skin. The skin symptoms are better for open air with this homeopathic remedy. Pulsatilla is for a rash that is itchy that is worse for warmth. The child may also have a thick yellow discharge from the nose and eyes. The child may crave sympathy and be weepy....

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Natural Remedies to Support a Child’s Immune System

Natural remedies can play a vital role in maintaining and boosting a child’s immune system. Nursery and school are full of bugs that usually get passed around the class. Natural remedies such as vitamins and homeopathy can help to strengthen your child’s natural defences to these bugs. Homeopathy is a therapy that works to support and strengthen the immune system. This is usually done by giving constitutional homeopathic remedies that are specific to the child. The remedies are prescribed after a consultation with a qualified homeopath. The aim of this treatment is to support the child’s immune response to any illness. These constitutional homeopathic remedies are safe and non toxic. The homeopath will usually ask questions about the health of the parent’s, the child’s sleep patterns, personality, and the general appearance of the child. Homeopathy can also be used after vaccination in order to help with the “detox” process. You should consult a qualified homeopath or obtain advice from a homeopathic pharmacy. Nutrition is very important in the health of child. In babies, this will mainly come in the form of breast feeding, so the mother’s nutrition is very important. Breast milk provides babies with all the antibodies and nutrients that are required for their developing immune systems. If you are breast feeding your baby, a diet containing plenty of fruit and vegetables is very important to maintain the health of your own immune system. Research has shown that breasting mothers who supplement with probiotics such as acidophilus and bifidus help to provide immune support to the child. Essential Fatty Acids are also important in supporting the immune system of your child. This can be given in the form of chewable capsules or liquids that are tailored for young children. It is a good idea to supplement your child’s diet with a suitable multiple vitamin preparation. This ensures that your child is receiving the adequate amounts of vitamins and nutrients to help support their developing immune systems. Young children should be encouraged to be active and start exercising from an early age. This will help to support a healthy immune system. Regular exercise also helps to prevent the development of obesity, which is becoming a common problem amongst children...

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Homeopathic cradle cap treatments

Cradle cap is a form of eczema that affects the scalp. It looks like a bad case of dandruff. The patches are yellowish, scaly and greasy in appearance. It is a very condition that usually starts in babies during the first three months. Cradle cap can last for a few weeks to a few months. Read on for our suggestions of homeopathic cradle cap treatments. The condition usually starts on the head and can spread to the ears and eyebrows. It can also extend to the face. Cradle cap does not cause any discomfort to the baby and is not itchy. The condition can look unsightly and in most cases it usually clears up by the age of 2, although in some cases cradle cap can persist or reappear in patches for longer. Homeopathic Remedies are an alternative to anti fungal shampoos that are conventionally used. These should be taken in the 6c or 30c potency, twice a day for up to two weeks. If the condition persists, you should consult a qualified homeopath. Graphites. This remedy will help if the the scalp is has moist, crusty patches. Calc Carb is the remedy of choice if the baby is chubby, and has a quiet nature. Their scalps will be sweaty with a sour smell. Sulphur should be given if the scalp is very dry and itchy. The head may also feel hot and look reddish in colour. Other Recommended Treatments: Weleda Calendula Baby Oil Calendula Baby Moisturising...

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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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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 may have disturbed sleep, irritability, and a loss of appetite. There are great benefits of homeopathy for teething & the distress relating to it. Homeopathy provides an excellent range of natural remedies that are very effective and safe to use. There are some specific remedies for teething that may be helpful. These remedies can be used as an alternative to Paracetamol for pain and mild fevers. Chamomilla. This is the most commonly used homeopathic remedy for teething. The infant is irritable, wants to be carried, and can have angry tantrums when left alone. They normally have one cheek which is hot and red, the other is pale. The pain is intense and the gums are tender and swollen. The infant’s symptoms are usually worse in the evening, and may have painful colic, with diarrhoea which is slimy and yellow-green in colour. The infant’s symptoms will be worse in the warmth, and will be better for cold applications in the mouth. Belladonna is a good remedy if the teething pains start suddenly, there is inflammation, a high fever. The infant will be restless, and may cry out during sleep. Calc Carb will be the effective homeopathic remedy if the infant has delayed or slow teething. The gums will be swollen, and the infant may have watery diarrhoea. This remedy will be for infants who are flabby and fair. They have sweaty heads which can be sour smelling. Calc Phos is the remedy of choice if the gums are inflamed and painful. This remedy will be indicated if the infant starts teething late. The  tissue salts Calc Phos and Calc Fluor can both be given throughout the teething period to help strengthen the teeth. Staphisagria will help when the pain is very intense. It is recommended to try Staphisagria if there is no...

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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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