Homeopathy – A Natural Alternative
One of the big topics in health news this week is the link between hayfever and
sleeping aid medication (such as Nytol & Benadryl) causing an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
Did you know that homeopathy offers a natural alternative with no side effects for both allergic conditions and insomnia? I thought I would take this opportunity to
provide a bit more information about how homeopathy works and what you can
expect from a homeopathic consultation.
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, non-toxic, natural system of medicine which uses highly diluted substances (given either in tablet or liquid form) to trigger the body’s own
natural system of healing. As a holistic therapy, homeopathy concerns the whole
person, taking into account mental and emotional symptoms as well as the physical.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of like cures like. Therefore a substance that would cause symptoms in a healthy person is used to treat those same symptoms in
illness. Eg. The homeopathic remedy Allium Cepa (made from red onion) main
symptoms are itching, burning, streaming eyes, runny nose and sneezing. These are the symptoms expected to produce when cutting an onion, they are also common
symptoms of hayfever – making this a common hayfever homeopathic remedy (amongst many others).
What to expect from a homeopathic consultation
Each one of us is unique with our own set of habits, physical ailments, reactions and thought processes. In homeopathy it is these individual elements that count. In essence, the homeopathic consultation seeks to capture what makes a person an
The First Consultation
The first consultation is centered around getting to know you. This involves obtaining a detailed medical history and gathering information about any symptoms (physical and/or emotional) that have been affective and characteristic to you. It may also
include discussion around your sleep, energy levels, patterns of behaviour; the aim of the first consultation is to obtain a picture of you as a person as well as detailed
information about your symptoms.
Follow up Consultations
These usually take place every 4 weeks. The follow up consultation provides an
opportunity to review progress.
Benefits of homeopathy
- Homeopathy is safe to use for people of all ages and during pregnancy.
- Homeopathy can be used alongside conventional medicine and has no side effects.
- Homeopathy focuses on the cause of your problem rather than only treating the symptoms.
- Homeopathic medicine has not been tested on animals.
- Homeopathy helps restore balance and aids detoxification of the body.
- Homeopathy works on the mind and the body together.
If you would like to explore how I can help using homeopathy as a natural alternative for hayfever, insomnia or other conditions please contact me.
Until next time
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