Is Homeopathy safe for children to use?
Yes, the highly diluted natural substances that form homeopathic remedies mean that they are safe to use in the very young, including newborn babies. More than that, homeopathy can raise the immunity of your children to help deal with illness as they grow. Homeopathy does not only help when your child is ill, it can help children who are angry, unhappy or frightened; who accept change with difficulty or who suffer symptoms during their natural growth and development. Children usually respond rapidly to treatment as they are so full of energy and vitality.
Can Homeopathy be used during pregnancy?
Yes, unlike many other forms of medicine, homeopathy is very safe to used during pregnancy - provided the treatment is being given by a qualified homeopath. Many of the symptoms of pregnancy can be eased or alleviated by homeopathy.
How are Homeopathic remedies made?
Homeopathic remedies are made in one of the UK's Homeopathic Pharmacies. Each substance used for homeopathic remedies goes through a process of dilution and succussion (shaking it vigorously with impact). A substance can be diluted and succussed many times, and Hahnemann termed this process potentisation, so even though the substances are becoming more dilute they actually become more powerful in the process. Hahnemann observed that potentisation made the medicines more effective and powerful, reducing the likelihood of unwanted effects.
Homeopaths use different potencies of remedies depending on how many times this process has been carried out. For instance homeopathic remedies that can be bought over the counter in chemists or health food shops have been diluted and succussed much less than the more powerful potencies that a homeopath would often give a patient during a consultation.
Each new homeopathic medicine undergoes a particular process called a 'proving'. Volunteers or 'provers' take the new substance until they experience symptoms. All symptoms that result from taking the substance are recorded in detail. In this way a huge variety of natural substances are tested for their healing and curative properties and can be added to the homeopathic pharmacy. Unlike orthodox drugs, homeopathic medicines are not tested on animals.
Why do people choose homeopathy?
The sorts of conditions that patients commonly ask for help with are:
Digestive ailments such as IBS, Colitis and Diverticulitis
Eczema and skin conditions
Asthma, allergies and hayfever
Recurrent infections like tonsillitis, colds and flus
Problems during pregnancy such as morning sickness, digestive and emotional problems
Childrens physical problems such as colic, teething, molloscum contagiosum, verrucas, warts, ear and eye infections
Childrens behavioural problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism.
Menstrual, menopausal and hormonal problems
Infertility in both men and women
Depression, anxiety and stress related problems
Insomnia, low energy, exhaustion and fatigue
Arthritic and Rheumatic complaints
How will I feel after taking a Homeopathic remedy?
Everyone responds differently but, apart from your symptoms easing or disappearing completely, you may also feel tiredness or experience headaches. This is normally a good sign that your body is reacting to the remedy but if symptoms persist you should consult with your homeopath.