Homeopathic Remedies

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Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted substances which it is thought may be used to help ease a variety of symptoms.

 

It is always advisable to see a registered homeopath in the first instance, rather than attempt to self-prescribe.

 

What is homeopathy?

 

Homeopathy considers itself to be a holistic medicine, based on the belief that ‘like treats like’.

 

A registered homeopath sees each patient as an individual and therefore treats them according to their specific symptoms, aiming to trigger the body’s own healing processes.

 

Using carefully prepared and often minute amounts of highly diluted substances such as plants and minerals, the idea is that these help stimulate the body’s built-in healing processes.

 

Homeopaths believe that these substances, which can trigger symptoms when given in larger doses, can actually be used in minute amounts to help similar symptoms in a patient.

 

What are the origins of homeopathy?

 

The concept of ‘like treats like’ is thought to date back to Hippocrates.

 

But modern day homeopathy traces its roots back to the German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, whose texts founded the basis on which homeopathy is practised today.

 

Homeopathy has been used for the past 200 years.

 

And up until recently, the NHS operated five homeopathic hospitals in the UK.

 

What kind of homeopathic remedies are there?

 

There are seemingly endless homeopathic remedies that a registered homeopath can prescribe.

 

Some of the more commonplace remedies are also available from Holland and Barrett.

 

Arnica

 

One of the most popular and well know homeopathic remedies, Arnica is a yellow flower that is often suggested for helping with muscular aches, sprains and swelling.

 

You can consume Arnica as a pillule or use it as a topical external ointment or spray.

 

We provide arnica in various forms, including tablets.

 

There is also a handy clikpak which you can carry around in your kit bag or handbag.

 

This product is suitable for vegetarians and may provide symptomatic relief of sprains, muscular aches and bruising or swelling after contrusion. It is recommended to take arnica as a short course only. The tablets can be sucked on or chewed.

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