How Homeopathy Is Used
consultation with your homeopath will involve answering questions about
your general life and past history. The homeopath may ask you about
your emotional state, lifestyle and family, sleep patterns etc. These
factors will help the homeopath to make a diagnosis as to what remedies
to use for your health problem.
homeopathic consultation will take about an hour and a half. Some
homeopaths will not make a diagnosis straight
away and will want to work on your case before making a decision as to
which remedies to use. Follow up
consultations are usually a month after the first session, but can be
sooner, depending on the health problems.
Sometimes there is
a slight aggravation with the remedies, but this should soon pass and is a
sign that the remedy is working. If the remedy has not helped your
problem after a short while, then other remedies can be prescribed, as
appropriate. Modern day drugs can
have unpleasant side effects and some can be serious. Homeopathic
medicine is safe, gentle, non toxic or
addictive and can be used for all ages with complete
It is advisable to
take a remedy half an hour after eating and drinking and to avoid coffee
or strong caffeine drinks as
these do tend to negate the effects of homeopathy.
Here are a few of
the more common remedies used by homeopaths. There are more than 3,000
homeopathic remedies, but the most commonly used are 50 remedies for the more general complaints such as:
This can be used
for falls, for bruising and shock, whiplash injuries,
past traumas that have never been resolved
and continue to cause ill health. Arnica cream/gel is excellent if used topically for bruising, as long as the skin
is not broken.
rheumatic pains, chest infections, stiff joints, backaches, symptoms
worse for movement, chesty dry, coughs.
A quick acting
remedy for hangovers, indigestion, gastric upsets, anxiety. It is
perfect for the harassed businessman or woman who
drinks or smokes too much and it can be used as a detox after drugs or
(Ink of the Cuttlefish)
Mainly a woman’s remedy, hot flushes, change of life
symptoms etc. Acts best on brunettes.
(Flowers of Sulphur)
Major skin remedy,
infantile eczema, ringworm. This remedy is often used at the
cases and in finishing acute ones.
Tox (Poison Ivy)
better for movement, stiffness, joints, tendons, fibrositis, sporting
injuries, strained muscles.
Again, at seasonal
times, it is good to keep some homeopathic remedies to hand, such as
when you are going ski-ing where there is a chance of accidents,
when Arnica, Rhus Tox and Symphytum for bone breaks are especially
When going to a hot
environment with the possibility of insect bites, sunburn or travel
sickness to contend with, these symptoms can be helped by
Ledum, Apis, Cantharis and Tabacum and over the Christmas period when
overeating and over indulging, Nux Vom and Carbo Veg come into their own.