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Homeopathic remedies for colds

There are many homeopathic remedies that can be taken to help speed up the treatment of colds. These remedies are extremely safe and can be taken by the whole family, even young babies. This is especially useful for children as they usually pick up colds at nursery or school. These homeopathic remedies can also be taken alongside other conventional medicines without interfering with their action. The remedies below should be taken in 30c potency up to four times a day for up to one week. Pulsatilla is an effective natural remedy for colds that are accompanied with thick greenish yellow mucus, sneezing and a loss of smell and taste. They person may also crave sympathy and have a cough, which is loose in the morning and dry at night. The cold symptoms for this homeopathic remedy are generally better for open air. Allium Cepa is the main remedy for the common cold which has a lot of discharge from the nose and eyes. The nasal discharge may burn the upper lip. These symptoms are usually improved in the open air for this remedy. Arsen Alb should be considered for colds that have a watery discharge from the nose that causes burning and itching. The person may also sneeze without any relief and be thirsty for sips of cold water. This homeopathic remedy should be given if the person also feels anxious, nervous and restless. Belladonna should be given at the earliest stage of cold that is accompanied with a fever and sore throat that mainly affects the right side. The person may also be very thirsty. Aconite is the homeopathic remedy of choice for cold that start suddenly after exposure to cold dry wind. This remedy should be given at the earliest possible time to be of maximum benefit. The cold symptoms may also be accompanied with a high fever. If you found our health article “Homeopathic remedies for colds” useful, please let us know by rating it...

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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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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 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 Health Supplements for ADHD

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a behavioural disorder that is characterised by symptoms such as hyperactivity, a short attention span, restlessness, being easily distracted, constant fidgeting and impulsiveness. These symptoms can also lead to sleep problems and learning difficulties. ADHD is normally diagnosed between the ages of 3 to 7 years. The symptoms may start at an early age, but they become more noticeable when a child starts school or nursery. It is a fairly common complaint in the UK, affecting 3 to 9% of school children and young people. The conventional management of ADHD is to prescribe strong medications such as Methylphenidate and Dexamfetamine, which stimulate the CNS (central nervous system). This will result in altering the balance of the neurotransmitters in the brain and could possibly lead to health problems in later life. The long term side effects of these drugs are not yet known, but these medicines are usually given long term. This is by no means a permanent solution to this condition, but just a means to keep the child in a “calm state”. These medications have a number of side effects such as sleep disturbances, depression, confusion, gastro-intestinal symptoms and growth retardation. These medicines are also addictive and children can become dependent on them. ADHD requires full consultations with a qualified complementary health practitioner, but there are some very effective natural supplements that can have very dramatic results. These supplements can be taken by young children and extremely safe. Current research is highlighting that deficiencies in certain essential fatty acids can contribute to behavioural disorders such as ADHD. Omega 3 contains two essential nutrients, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  Whilst they are both important for health, DHA is more important for concentration as this essential nutrient is predominantly found in the brain. Low levels of DHA have been linked with behavioural and learning and learning problems in children. Recent studies have highlighted that EPA is very effective in reducing problems with attention and perception that are associated with ADHD. This shows that both DHA and EPA are very important for the health of the brain. Flax seed oil is a rich source of Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids....

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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 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 specific to you as an individual. These natural homeopathic remedies do not have any side effects and are not habit forming or addictive, unlike conventional anti-anxiety medicines. For long term anxiety, I recommend that you have a full consultation, however there are a few homeopathic remedies that can be taken to alleviate short-term anxiety. If this is something that affects you, why not try homeopathic remedies for anxiety. The choice of remedy is dependent on the cause of the anxiety and the symptoms that the person exhibits. All of these natural homeopathic remedies are safe for the whole family and can also be taken alongside conventional medicines. The remedy Aconite is for intense fear or panic attacks. This remedy is for anxiety that is caused by a shock, from an accident, receiving bad news or from an injury. This remedy is for people who are in an intense state of anxiety or fear. Aconite should be given in the 200c potency, every 30-60 minutes for up to six doses. If the symptoms do not improve or deteriorate please consult your Homeopath or G.P. Argentum Nitricum (Arg Nit) is a remedy for anticipatory anxiety such as fear of flying, anxiety before a job interview, public speaking, or a driving test. This remedy is for people who get very nervous, very hurried and flustered. The person may also feel dizzy and have diarrhoea. This homeopathic remedy should be taken in 30c potency every 15-30mins for up to six doses. The homeopathic remedy Gelsemium is for people who suffer with anxiety that is related to an upcoming event such as a job interview, exam or public speaking. The person feels “paralysed” with fear. They may feel weak, tired and a sense of heaviness. This remedy should also be given in the 30c potency every 30mins for up to six doses. Lycopodium is...

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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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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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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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