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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 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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Natural Remedies For Athletes Foot

Athletes Foot, also known as Tine Pedis, is a fungal infection that usually affects the skin between the toes and the sole of the foot. The skin around the toes is usually itchy, flaky and can sometimes cause burning and blistering. There may also be a strong smell from the feet, which is another indication of the fungal infection. Athletes Foot is a common condition and is highly contagious in warm, damp places such as gym changing rooms and public swimming pools. The first thing to do if you suspect Athletes Foot is to let your feet breathe as much as possible. This means keeping your feet dry, especially in between the toes. This will help to help to halt the spread of the infection. This may seem obvious but make sure to change your socks daily, and wash the socks in hot water. Wear cotton socks as these let the feet breathe. Wear flip flops in the bathroom or changing rooms – don’t go bare foot. There are a number of natural remedies, supplements and applications that you can use to treat Athletes Foot. The most well known natural remedy for Athletes Foot is Tea Tree Oil. This essential oil must be applied to the feet. The most effective way is by soaking the feet in a foot bath containing warm water and 20 drops of Tea Tree Oil. This should be done twice a day for up to two weeks. You can also apply Tea Tree Cream twice a day to the affected areas. Athletes Foot feeds off sugar, so it is important to minimise your sugar intake at this time to speed up treatment. Another important supplement is a good quality Probiotic. This will help to rebalance your levels of good bacteria and in turn stop the growth of the Athletes Foot Infection. Other natural remedies include Colloidal Silver, which is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant, which also promotes healing. Grape Fruit Seed Extract has been shown to have antifungal properties. This should be applied very sparingly directly to the affected area. Olive Leaf Extract is another supplement that can be taken safely to reduce the symptoms of Athletes...

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