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Bouncing Back to Good Health

Bouncing back to good health
Bouncing back to good health

I have been treating a young boy since the beginning of October with various allergies, asthma, coughs, tummy problems and a history of taking prescribed steroids and anti-biotic which can cause more problems.

His Mum brought him to me because every winter he would get very ill and he would become quite anxious as winter approached. I’ve supported him through the winter with homeopathy. We still have some more work to do but interestingly because homeopathy treats the whole person it helps on so many other levels as you can see from some feedback that the boy’s mother sent me last week:-

“Hi Tracey, I just wanted to let you know how XXXX is doing, he has really calmed down, much less grumpy! He’s back to the kind, helpful loveable boy he always was! When he plays on the computer, he comes off with no problem now, he used to argue and be really rude. Now it’s “Ok Mummy” and he comes off!! He still has a little cough and has used his inhaler the last couple of days. But it doesn’t bother him and he gets over these attacks quickly. But overall his behaviour has really improved so I’ve seen really big changes. I’m really grateful so thank you so much.”

I have seen him 4 times since the beginning of October and now hopefully he will just be on a maintenance programme to continue to help his immune system become stronger. I am also hoping that he will not experience as many hay fever symptoms as Spring approaches.

Many people don’t realise that because homeopathy is holistic it can help on so many other levels, it works on both the physical and emotional side as the feedback above shows.

During treatment, as each person’s level of health improves other changes can also be noted as it helps the person return to good health.

I also don’t how a person will respond to a remedy and how the body will use it, so I ask my patients to note any changes on a diary sheet that I provide.   This allows me to assess the remedy at future appointments, I can then either change the remedy, repeat or increase the potency depending on what they report back to me.

Our body is very clever and it communicates with us all the time – we just have to be observant and listen to it.

If you would like to find out how I can help you please feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

Eczema Naturally and helping children

Helping children with Eczema naturally

I recently saw a young boy with mild eczema. His Mum wanted something more natural and more importantly to achieve a lasting result.   Below is the review from his Mum:-

“I took my son to see Tracey to help with his eczema. I didn’t want to keep using steroid creams to deal with flair ups. Tracey gave him a remedy along with a steroid detox and 3 months later the improvement is fantastic.

No longer any need for daily emollients, any small dry patches are controlled using a natural chickweed cream. My son’s eczema was quite mild so he dealt with the changes to his skin very well. I would highly recommended anyone with skin conditions to try homeopathy it really works ! Thank you Tracey”

The homeopathic approach to helping eczema symptoms (or in fact any condition) is very different to the conventional approach. During the first consultation I ask lots of questions and try to establish the root cause to find a lasting result without suppressing any symptoms. We encourage the symptoms to leave the body rather than go deeper into the body.

Usually we find that a child that has had eczema and has a history of using cortico-steroid creams will usually go on to develop asthma.  This is because the initial underlying cause of the eczema was not addressed, and whilst the initial symptoms went away, they were in fact suppressed and pushed further into the body.

The philosophy behind homeopathic medicine is that we address the underlying cause and aim to push the symptoms away from the body and away from the more vital organs (inside to outside).  As you see with eczema, if the symptoms are suppressed they go further into the body and the lungs become involved. The skin and the lungs are closely linked.

Mothers of young children who use inhalers usually tell me that their child’s colds go to their chests and they have been prescribed anti-biotics in the past. This of course helps to clear the chesty cough and cold, however, prolonged and regular use of antibiotics can then lead to upset tummies and disturbances in the gut.  In time, this can lead to other problems such as anxieties, ADH etc, and on it goes.

If you are looking for a more natural approach to eczema, asthma or any childhood ailments and you would like to find out more about how homeopathy can help with any of the above symptoms please contact me or book a free no obligation 15 minute call.

The Homeopath Diaries – asthma, rashes, morning sickness

The Homeopath Diaries – asthma, rashes, morning sickness
The Homeopathic Diaries - asthma, morning sickness, rashes
The Homeopathic Diaries – asthma, morning sickness, rashes

Asthma, Rashes, Morning Sickness
In March a well respected homeopath asked whether I would cover for her while she went on holiday in July.

I felt flattered that she had asked me but my initial thoughts were “how could I possibly cover for her”.  She deals with really complicated cases and she’s brilliant.  When we are asked to deal with things out of our comfort zone it is natural for self-doubt to creep in. It’s one thing dealing with my own patients when I have all their history and notes to hand, but to try and jump in and look after someone else’s was another thing altogether.

I then realized I was just as capable, after all she wouldn’t have asked me.  We both have high standards, are both classically trained and we are very thorough with our case taking and prescribing.  So the obvious answer was yes.

As her holiday approached, self doubts began to creep in – yes we all get them.  Would her patients like me, what if I made a mistake but there was no time for any of that because if I say I am going to do something I will do it and now was not the time to let anyone down. We had a handover call via Skype to run through some things and off she went for her well deserved holiday.

Everyday I checked my messages in between my own appointments and secretly hoped no one would contact me but because she helps many adults and children all over the world with ASD, ADHD, PANDAS & PANS and does regular homeopathic detoxes I knew someone would be in contact.

I think my main worry was that people wouldn’t want to deal with me or would compare me. These thoughts were soon pushed to the back of my mind because as soon as someone contacted me I went into “homeopathic mode” drawing on my knowledge and experience over the last 16 years.

So how did it go?  Here a few of the things I dealt with.

Small Boy with a Nasty Rash with Blisters
There was a little boy that had a nasty rash and blisters that had come up around his foot and his Mother was worried especially as they had a family funeral to go to later in the week. I prescribed Rhus Tox. I followed up with the next day to see how he was – his skin had improved. The Mother contacted me a few days later to ask about a remedy for another child who was picking up on her emotions due to the funeral. I had already suggested Ignatia for the grief and that “lump in the throat” feeling which she had taken but I suggested Pulsatilla for her young child.

Boy becoming impatient & possibly reacting to a remedy
Another Mother contacted me because she felt her young son was reacting to a homeopathic remedy and she felt he had regressed a little bit with his behaviour. I suggested a remedy to antidote and calm the reaction. The next day a very happy Mum sent me a beautiful photo of her son sitting quietly at the swimming pool waiting his turn instead of running around or trying to jump in before it was his turn.

Asthma
I helped a lady who was struggling with her asthma.

Stiff Wrists & Hands
Another lady had woken up with stiff wrists and hands. Rhus Tox to the rescue once again.

Morning Sickness
An expectant Mum asked about remedies for morning sickness. I sent a list through so the patient could decide which remedies fitted her the best.

There were other things such as :-

  • a daughter swallowing a bottle of remedies in one go.
  • another person contacted me to see if she needed to order new remedies because ants had got into her remedies.

I received some lovely comments and feedback from the people I helped.   I was so glad I didn’t listen to my self-doubts. It was excellent experience for me and to also help a fellow and much respected homeopath.   We do this job because we have a passion for helping  and we see some incredible results using homeopathy.

When someone sees myself or another homeopath we don’t just say “here are you remedies” and send you on your way. We carefully work with you and encourage you to note any changes until your next follow up appointment. Equally if you need to talk to us in between appointments we will always get back to you as soon as possible and that is why she arranged for cover while she took a break.

If you have been thinking about using homeopathy for you or your children and would like to find out more about how homeopathy can help you please feel free to contact me for a 15 minute no obligation consultation.