Ear infections, sore throats, tummy upsets etc

Ear infections, sore throats, tummy upsets etc
Homeopathy for children

Has your child been prescribed repeated doses of antibiotics or medication for recurring illnesses but they still get repeated ear infections, tonsillitis, stomach upsets?  Maybe they are anxious or have anger issues.  If this is the case you may have considered homeopathy which is a safe, gentle, non-toxic form of medicine.

Children respond beautifully to homeopathy and the effects are usually long-lasting with no need for repeated antibiotics.  If you have been considering homeopathy for your child, you might be pleased to know that I will be offering a low cost children’s clinic during the summer holidays and am offering the following discounts (for children under the age of 12):-

Initial consultation                         £35 – SAVING £15

Follow up consultation                 £25 – SAVING £10

If you would like to find out more please contact me for a free friendly no obligation chat.  I see people in the UK and overseas either in person or via Skype (I post remedies on).

Lyme Disease & Homeopathy

Lyme Disease & Homeopathy
Bitten by a tick?

I was asked about Lyme disease and whether homeopathy can help and yes it can but prevention is always better than cure.

If however you have been bitten by a tick I recommend taking Ledum 200c as soon as you notice you have been bitten. It is one of the first aid remedies that everyone should have in their first aid kit.  It is also thought to have a prophylactic value in relation to tetanus, so a worthwhile remedy to keep and it is great for puncture wounds too.

Sadly, not everyone notices that they have been bitten until it is too late or until the bulls-eye rash associated with Lyme appears which can be anytime between 3-30 days after being bitten. I would still recommend taking Ledum as soon as possible especially as bacteria from a tick bite doesn’t always show up in blood tests until a few months later.

Many people with chronic fatigue or unexplained symptoms have Lyme’s Disease. Some of the symptoms are-

  • Feeling chilly or have a fever
  • Headaches and/ or dizziness
  • Depression
  • Swollen joints and / or swollen lymph nodes
  • Muscles Pains & Shooting pains
  • Tingling
  • Stiff neck

If you have been diagnosed with Lyme or have chronic symptoms as described above please feel free to contact me to see how I might be able to help you using homeopathy.

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s her hormones”

“It’s her hormones”.

How many times I wonder have we heard someone say this?   Whether it is about a young women just entering into adulthood and going through puberty, an adult women in her fertile years or a woman entering the peri-menopausal phase people will say “oh it’s her hormones”.

The fact is as women, our hormones are constantly fluctuating.   If we are in good health and everything is working as it should we should be able to cope with these hormonal changes throughout the month and various stages of our life, but sometimes this isn’t always the case and people usually seek help from their GP.

The GP may offer the contraceptive pill to help with heavy and painful periods, moods swings, depression etc, but what this actually does is to interfere with the endocrine system.  Our endocrine system has control over the whole body and over time symptoms will usually return. HRT will be offered to women approaching or going through the menopause.

Both the pill and HRT are synthetic hormones and interfere with our bodies on many levels, particularly the endocrine system and over time more problems can appear, such as stress, anxiety , sleep problems, fibroids, ovarian cysts, severe PMS, etc.

I work with women and help them through all stages of their life, using homeopathy I help to rebalance hormones so they can once again feel healthy and well.  By rebalancing hormones I am also able to help with regulating cycles which helps with conception and pregnancy.

If you would like to find out more how homeopathy can help you please contact me for a free no obligation chat.  I can also  offer evening appointments either in person or via Skype.

Treating Insect Bites & Stings with Homeopathy

Treating Insect Bites & Stings with Homeopathy
Treating insect bites & stings with homeopathy

A few months ago I made a short video about treating bites and stings naturally with homeopathic remedies and they are listed below.

Apis – this is for bites and stings that are burning, red and very swollen

Ledum – excellent remedy for all bites especially when the insect has made a puncture wound and there is intense itching. The area is usually cold to touch but feels better when cold is applied. If you are in a tick infested area I normally recommend taking this for 5 days after being bitten.

Cantharis – Infected area is burning, red, and may even be blistered. This is also a great sunburn remedy.

Hypericum – this remedy is very effective for nerve rich areas of the body, especially where there are shooting pains, numbness or tingling after being bitten.

Calendular Cream or Hypercal Cream – apply to help calm and sooth any irritation.

I always have these remedies to hand, particularly during holidays and during the summer months. If you have any allergies to bites or stings and would like to find out how homeopathy can help please feel free to contact me.  I offer a free 15 minute consultation.

The Heat is On – Homeopathic Remedies for Sunburn

The Heat is On – Homeopathic Remedies for Sunburn
Homeopathic Remedies for Sunburn

Anyone that uses homeopathy will know how effective and gentle it is.  Did you know that there are some homeopathic remedies that can help with sunburn or any kind of burn?  I thought it might be helpful to list them below especially as the summer seems to have officially arrived:-

Arnica If there is any shock around having the burn then take Arnica first. 30 or 200c. Take hourly up to 2 doses.
Urtica Urens This is a good remedy for prickly heat or if the sunburn is mild with stinging and a prickly feeling. Take 30c every hour. This is also available in a cream.
Cantharis This remedy should be considered for painful and blistering sunburn.   It can also be taken for any type of burn. Take 30c every 30 mins.
Causticum This remedy is for severe 3rd degree burns. Take 30c every 30 mins.
Calendula Cream For mild sunburn. This can be really soothing.

As with all homeopathic remedies, as soon as symptoms start to improve they should be STOPPED.   You can also make a homeopathic solution by putting 1 small homeopathic pillule into water and shaking it each time if in a bottle or stirring if in a glass and sipping every 30 minutes (remember to shake or stir each time).

Remember it is always best to avoid midday sun and always wear a sunscreen.

Helping Children through Puberty

Helping Children through Puberty
Going through puberty and how homeopathy can help

Lots of physical changes happen to a child’s body when it begins to mature to an adult body and this can be a tough time both physically and emotionally for boys and girls.

Some of the things that children might experience through puberty are:-

  • Acne & Spots
  • Hormone Surges
  • Mood swings that are out of character, some even showing anger & rage
  • Stomach Aches
  • Tears
  • Tantrums

Lots of changes are happening during puberty as hormones course through the child’s body. This will be totally new to them and some may find that they are unable to control how they are feeling.  So a young girl who was once very meek and yielding can suddenly turn into a screeching banshee with lots of tantrums and tears. This will come as much as a surprise to her as to her parents.  She might also start to feel something is wrong with her.

All these changes aren’t just experienced by girls, boys will also be going through something very similar.  They will begin to feel more self-conscious, especially as they may find they are under peer pressure to try new things that they may not be ready for.  As with girls, the hormones will be coursing through their bodies and they will start to have sexual feelings.

All in all it can be a worrying time for both children going through this and also for their parents.  What we have to remember is it is a natural transition from childhood to adulthood.  If however, it is causing problems such as anxieties, depression, sleep problems or eating disorders then it is probably better to seek help.   Homeopathy is a very gentle system of medicine that will help them young children with this transition into adulthood and I find that children and young adults respond to homeopathy beautifully.

If you would like to find out more about how homeopathy may be able to support your child with puberty please feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeopathy has been my Life Changer

Homeopathy has been my Life Changer
I now have energy to meet up with friends

Names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.
This is the story of someone who took part in my Chronic Fatigue (CFS) Study.

Like most people who have CFS Linda found that she had the following symptoms:-

Linda told me that she wouldn’t arrange too much at weekends in case she became over tired and to cope with life she felt the need to hibernate. “I feel I can’t cope if there is too much going on”.

Linda wasn’t confident and would stress and worry about anything that might be going on in her life which would cause her great angst which could sometimes lead to a bout of depression.

During the last six months as Linda’s case unfolded, I selected different remedies to match her presenting picture at the time.  She is now able to cope with life’s ups and downs and in the last month has dealt with something that she would normally have found very upsetting and difficult to deal with but she took it all in her stride.

Linda has more energy to do things at weekends and now makes arrangements to meet up with friends. She still experiences some anxiety but it is greatly reduced and we are working on reducing this even further. She also finds waking up in the mornings much easier and one morning even did housework before leaving for work.

If some of this sounds like you and you would like more energy or you may have even been diagnosed with CFS/ME please feel free to contact me to see how I may be able to help you using homeopathy.  I offer a FREE 15 minute consultation which is a great opportunity to find out more and whether it is for you or not.

My Confidence Returned as my Skin got Better

My Confidence Returned as my Skin got Better
My Confidence Returned as my skin got better

The names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.  Paul, 21 came to see me for eczema and asthma.  Like many eczema cases it was worse in the winter and better in the sun.  Paul had it on his elbows, backs of legs and on his face.  It had got worse over the last 4 years. He had asthma since he was aged 8.  He told me that he wakes up in the night and is wheezy. He said when he feels happy he is good but he also gets depressed especially over his skin. He told me that this made him feel like he was two different people. He blocks things out and tries not to think about things.  If his skin is bad he won’t go out and worries about what people think about him and feels that people are looking at his skin.   He told me he had a girlfriend for the last 3 years but she wanted to dump him unless he stops smoking cannabis.   He also said he hated his job and never got up for it and was always late.

When I took this case there was a lot going on, suppression of skin conditions and also the asthma. Both the skin and lungs are linked and that is why we see so many cases of suppressed skin conditions leading to asthma. His girlfriend was asking him to stop smoking and he was not enjoying his work, not to mention that when his skin flared up he didn’t want to go out or be seen.

I prescribed a solution to be taken daily (Silica) and asked Paul to come back to see me in 6 weeks time when we would assess the remedy action and make any changes necessary.  He duly came back and reported that his skin had improved and remarkably that he had stopped smoking.  He told me that he started to see improvements after two weeks.  He told me he felt much more confident and also informed me that he had split up with his girlfriend which he was okay.   He said his life was much better and he was entering a new chapter of his life. He was still unsure what he wanted to do job wise but had found a new job working with his friend’s Dad who had his own business.   The job involved meeting new people and this did not worry him.  He was enjoying it and was getting up for work and arriving on time.

Paul said “I hadn’t realized how the remedy could help me with so many other things, so I would give it a 9 out of 10”.

Many people don’t really understand that homeopathy treats people holistically and doesn’t just address one symptom. In this case because Paul’s confidence returned he was able to make changes to his life and move forward. The change in this young man was quite remarkable from the first time I met him.

If you would like to find out how homeopathy can help you with a condition or something you may be struggling with please contact me for a free no obligation chat.

A Tale of Homesickness & Tummy Pains

A tale of a tummy ache & homesickness

Names have been changed for confidentiality reasons. It was World Digestion Day yesterday and I thought I would write about a young lady I helped a few years back.  She suffered with terrible tummy pains for over 7 years.

Yasmin, aged 24 years came to see me with severe abdominal pain, she could not eat and felt nauseas. She told me that when it was really bad she was unable to do anything and was could not even talk.  She’d had tests, scans and x-rays but they had all come back normal. She was now worried as she had been unable to eat properly for over 2 years and was only able to eat a little at a time and she was getting very thin. She only realized this because people kept saying how thin she was. She told me that the pain was getting worse and she was having difficulty sleeping.    She said her family worried about her this in turn made her worry about them.

When taking Yasmin’s case I asked her how long she had lived with this pain. I was shocked to discover that she had had it for 7 years.  This is when she moved to the UK from India with her family.   When deciding on the remedy to prescribe I took into account the feeling of homesickness together with her physical presenting symptoms. I prescribed her Sepia as this fitted with all of her symptoms at that time.  Yasmin’s treatment lasted for four months.   I changed the remedy half way through and each month she reported feeling much better. During this time, her appetite returned, she was eating much more and she gained weight. She was sleeping and was now doing more exercise.  She reported feeling happier than she had felt in a long time.

This is a classic example of how homeopathy treats the whole person, unlike conventional medicine, as well as her physical symptoms I also considered her emotional symptoms since leaving her home in India.   I asked her how this had made her feel.  As a homeopath I work with my patients to identify the root cause and in this case she had left a place where she had grown up and had been very happy.  We can never underestimate how our emotions can affect our health on all levels.  What was very sad was that Yasmin had lived with this condition for 7 years.

If you are experiencing any abdominal pains (or other pains) and have had tests but they have all come back negative but you are still experiencing pain and just don’t feel right please feel free to contact me to see how I am able to help you using homeopathy.  I offer a free 15 minute obligation chat which can be booked on line.

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well” – Plato

Transforming you back to optimum health

Transforming you back to optimum health
Homeopathy a transformational medicine.

“I feel so much better on all levels”.

These words are music to my ears. This is exactly what I set out to achieve when I treat someone with homeopathy. Unlike conventional medicine we treat the whole and the root of the problem and not just the presenting symptoms.

Having said that, my patients are still usually surprised at the overall results, regardless of what their initial complaint was. Their presenting complaint may have been migraines, PMS, anxiety/stress or depression but after a few months treatment they report feeling so much better in so many other ways.   For example, quality of sleep usually improves and they find they have more energy and vitality.  In some cases this can lead to people making long overdue changes. They may now be more motivated to lose weight, or even to make that job change that they have been meaning to do for years, they may find they have more confidence or they start to clear clutter from their lives.

As you can see, homeopathy is more than an alternative medicine and by enabling people to reach their optimum health  it can be life changing and I really enjoy helping people to transform their lives and to feel better.

If you would like to find out more about how I am able to help you with homeopathy please feel free to contact me for a  no obligation chat and please read my testimonials.