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Homeopathy for backache in pregnancy

Lower back ache is a common problem in pregnancy due to the extra weight of the baby, and the ligaments of the pelvis begin to stretch in preparation for birth. Pregnant women should take extra care when bending, stretching or lifting at this time. It can be beneficial to use homeopathy for backache in pregnancy. There are some specific homeopathic remedies that can be taken at this time. The remedies should be taken in the 30c potency, three times a day for up to 10 days. If the symptoms persist after this, please consult a qualified Homeopath. Kali Carb will be helpful if the lower back feels weak and the pains are sharp and extend up and down the back. Arnica. This remedy should be taken as soon as possible if the backache is due to an injury. Taking Arnica will reduce the inflammation and any swelling or bruising. Rhus Tox is helpful if the backache is worse first thing in the morning and improves with movement. This remedy is also helpful if the backache is improved with hot...

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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 illnesses. This is a safe, gentle and effective form of complementary medicine. Homeopathy is an holistic form of medicine. Its takes into account the emotional and physical state of the individual. With the aid of homeopathic remedies the homeopath aims to re-balance the patient emotionally and physically. In doing so, the patient is treated as a whole, not just the symptoms of the disease. Facts about Homeopathy: The active ingredients of Homeopathic remedies are given in a highly diluted form and are 100% safe. Homeopathy is successful in treating a wide range of conditions, often after conventional medicines have failed. Homeopathy works on the principle that “like cures like”. An illness is treated with a substance (in a highly diluted and succussed form), which could produce similar symptoms in a healthy person. Patients are treated as individuals. Homeopathy treats all your symptoms (mental, emotional and physical). Homeopathic remedies are effective, safe and...

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Homeopathic treatment for nappy rash

Nappy rash affects up to a third of all nappy wearing babies and results in soreness and irritation around the nappy area. Many babies can benefit from homeopathic treatment for nappy rash. Nappy Rash is usually caused by the reaction of the baby’s skin to the urine and faeces that collect in their nappy. The baby’s buttock, thighs, and genitals can become red, inflamed, sore and spotty. The rash can sometimes be infected with Candida, a thrush fungus, if the baby has been given antibiotics or if the breastfeeding mother has is taking antibiotics or has oral thrush. Homeopathy offers a range of treatments that can be used as an alternative to steroid and antifungal creams. These homeopathic remedies can be given in the 30c potency two to three times a day for up to 7 days. The tablets or pills can be crushed between two spoons or dissolved in water. The remedies can also be made in soft tablets or liquid. Homeopathic remedies are extremely safe and can be given to young babies. Sulphur is the remedy that can be given if the nappy rash is red, dry, flaky, and feels hot. Rhus Tox should be given if there are small blisters and the skin is very itchy. Merc Sol is the homeopathic remedy of choice if the nappy area is very sweaty, and if the baby produces more saliva than normal. This may also be associated with teething. Other Natural Treatments: Weleda Nappy Changing Cream Calendula Ointment Weleda Balsamicum...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Surgery Support

Homeopathic remedies can help support you both before and after surgery. There are many natural remedies that can help with anxiety and fear before an operation. Homeopathy also offers many safe remedies that speed up the healing process after operations. There are now many surgeons who are recognising the benefits of homeopathy after surgery, and they regularly recommend their patients to take these remedies. Surgery can lead to various side effects, depending on the procedure. These side effects range from constipation, inflammation, infection through to scarring. Homeopathic remedies offer many options to treat these conditions. All of these natural remedies are safe, although if you have been prescribed Warfarin (a drug used to help thin your blood), it is recommended to avoid the homeopathic remedy Arnica.  This is because Arnica helps to improve circulation and blood flow and so could affect Wafarin levels in the body. If you are taking Warfarin there are still many homeopathic remedies that can be taken safely and effectively. Here are some suggestions for homeopathis remedies for surgery support: Anxiety If you are feeling anxious or nervous before surgery, the following natural remedies can help. Recovery Remedy or Rescue Remedy can help to calm the nerves and help to prepare you for surgery. If you are feeling extremely nervous, anxious and fearful before surgery, the homeopathic remedy Aconite can help to calm the nerves. This remedy should be taken in the 200c potency, every one to two hours as needed before surgery. Other remedies can help to calm the nerves before surgery are Gelsemium, Arg Nit and Arsenicum Alb. Post Surgery Inflammation This is an area where homeopathy plays a very important role. These remedies can really help in speeding up the healing process after surgery. Homeopathic remedies do not interact with other conventional anti-inflammatory medicines, and they can even result in you taking less or even no conventional pain killers. The main anti-inflammatory remedies after surgery are Arnica and Bellis Perennis. Arnica is used to reduce the swelling and to improve circulation and wound healing. Bellis Perennis reduces the swelling and internal bruising that can occur after surgery. This homeopathic remedy also improves circulation and blood flow. Both of these natural remedies help...

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