A homeopath always seeks to treat the person and their experience of their disease. As such it is a treatment aimed at each individual rather then at named diseases. However many people who come for a consultation do so with a diagnosis from their doctor. Some of these are listed below.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia
Digestive disturbances – indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, piles, constipation, diarrhoea
High blood pressure
Recurrent infections – cystitis, coughs and colds, tonsillitis, sinusitis
Skin disorders – acne, eczema, herpes, molluscum, psoriasis, warts/veruccas
Sleep disturbances – insomnia, night terrors, bed wetting, night sweats
Sprains, strains, sports injuries
Mental and emotional changes such as anxiety, depression and grief.
Menstrual problems – PMT, absent, irregular, painful or heavy periods
Menopausal symptoms – mood changes, hot flushes, vaginal dryness
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Homeopathy is safe for use during pregnancy and childbirth, also for babies. Symptoms such as morning sickness may respond very well to homeopathic treatment and I will be able to suggest remedies to use during and after labour. There are also remedies which may help with breast feeding difficulties as well as mastitis. Colic and teething in babies may also respond to homeopathic remedies.
Many of the complaints listed under the general heading will apply to children, in particular allergies, eczema, asthma and recurrent infections. Homeopathy may be able to help break the cycle of infections and so avoid repeated use of antibiotics.
Behavioural and learning difficulties in children may also respond to homeopathy. I have a particular interest in working with children who are experiencing developmental delay, and also those on the autistic spectrum.
Children often get acute, self limiting illnesses, such as colds, coughs, sore throats, diarrhoea etc. There is some evidence to suggest that homeopathy is effective in these situations and you may find that with my support, you are able to prescribe for your child with a home kit of remedies.
In 2005 the largest service evaluation of homeopathic treatment reported that 70% of 6,500 follow-up patients experienced improvement in their health – eczema, asthma, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome – chronic problems suffered by many people – all improved.
Spence DS, Thompson EA, Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease: A 6 Year University-Hospital Outpatient Observational Study. The Journal of Alt and Comp Med 2005;5:793-8