Do your moods change when there’s a full moon?

Do your moods change when there’s a full moon?

Names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.

I have a few patients that become restless and irritable and are unable to sleep during the full moon but as soon as it passes they feel calm again.

There are many homeopathic remedies that can help with these symptoms but one such remedy is Luna and here I recall a case using this remedy.

I was in a children’s clinic during my final year of study.   The parents had brought Amy, their 18 month baby girl for her second follow up appointment and despite prescribing a well indicated remedy they reported no improvement in her sleep patterns. She was still extremely restless, irritable and would not sleep at all during the night. She didn’t keep her parents awake but they slept lightly while they listened to her gurgling and chattering away to herself throughout the night, sometimes she would scream out. During the day she was miserable and clingy due to lack of sleep.  The parents were exhausted and at the end of their tether, she had been like his since she was just a few months old.

We asked more questions trying to see if there was anything we might have missed in the first consultation. The parents told us that one night they had gone into Amy’s as they heard her cot rattle and they were worried she would try to climb out. They told us that she was just holding on to the side of the cot and was looking up to the moon.   She appeared to be mesmerized.

After differentiating a few remedies, we decided to prescribe Luna and asked the parents to return 4 weeks later and to keep a diary noting any changes.

When they came back they looked like a different family. They looked healthy, happy and refreshed.   They told us that within two weeks of taking the remedy Amy’s sleep improved and she now slept every night, sleeping from the time she was put down in the evening until dawn. As a result she was much happier during the day. They even checked her when there was a full moon and she continued to sleep peacefully.

If you would like to find out more about how homeopathy can help you especially if you are sensitive to the cycles of the moon please feel free to contact me.

Chronic Fatigue / ME

Chronic Fatigue / ME
Chronic Fatigue / ME
Chronic Fatigue / ME

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (post viral fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalitis ME) like it’s name suggests causes extreme fatigue and exhaustion for anyone living with this condition.   No amount of sleep or rest makes the exhaustion and other related symptoms disappear. However, if you have ever experienced chronic fatigue / ME or know someone who has you will know that it is much more than that.

An estimated 250,000 people in the UK are affected by this debilitating condition. The cause is unknown, although it has been suggested that there are links with people who have had either a viral infection such as glandular fever or a gastrointestinal viral infection earlier in their life.

Most people suffering from ME will experience many symptoms, ranging from joint pain, muscle weakness, migraines, insomnia, memory loss, food intolerances, anxiety and depression. Some people, visit their GPs time and time again but with no joy. The reason for this is should your GP carry out tests, in most cases, results come back negative and this is why living with ME is so difficult for people. Without any positive test results GPs cannot prescribe medication, although in moderate and severe cases some prescribe anti-depressants which of course produce side effects, thus adding to the problem.

Another aspect of having chronic fatigue / ME is it disrupts people’s lives, they find themselves taking lots of days off sick and social arrangements are cancelled at the last minute, not because they want to but because they just do not feel well enough. In very severe cases people don’t even leave their homes. This in turn causes anxiety. So this debilitating condition seeps into people’s lives on so many levels, it is a vicious circle and some people have lived with this condition for over 40 years.

When I see people for the first time, they like to tell me what they have, they give me a “label”. They feel that having a label for their condition means they know what they are up against and what they are dealing with.

As a homeopath I don’t actually treat “disease labels” I treat each person individually and treat what I see at the time. I take a detailed medical history and together we invariably notice links of when they started to become unwell.  Using homeopathy I work with you to heal from within using a gentle, non-toxic, chemical free and safe form of medicine.

I am currently doing a homeopathic study on Chronic Fatigue/ME and am looking for 5-10 participants to take part.  If you are interested in taking part please contact me as soon as possible to receive more details. The application phase will close on 30 November but spaces may fill up before then due to popularity.