What conditions might be helped by homeopathy?
Because homeopathy treats the whole person rather than the “named disease” it may be a suitable form of medicine for people with most illnesses.
Obviously, no medicine works for everyone but there is a growing body of evidence to show the efficacy of homeopathy in many conditions. For example, in 2005, the largest service evaluation of homeopathic treatment reported that 70 per cent of 6,500 follow-up patients experienced improvement in their health. Conditions treated included eczema, asthma, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, depression and chronic fatigue(1).
If you are interested in looking at the research and ongoing trials please take a look at the links section of this site where you can find links to current and past research.
Conditions commonly seen by homeopaths include:
Stress and emotional issues
Grief, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, confidence issues and low self esteem. No matter what your emotional issue or how long you have had it for, homeopathy may be able to help.
Babies and Childhood complaints
Molluscums, fevers, bed-wetting, coughs and colds, vomiting, bumps and bruises, earache, nappy rash, teething, colic, breathing disorders, skin problems, allergies and sensitivities, behavioural or learning difficulties including ADHD, loss of confidence, exam nerves.
Painful or irregular periods, PMS, fertility issues, cystitis, candida infections, fibroids, menopause, thyroid problems, polycystic ovaries.
Bloating, IBS, heartburn, colitis, constipation, diarrhoea, food poisoning.
Eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, fungal infections, dermatitis, veruccas, warts.
Migraines, headaches, sports injuries, backache, arthritis, rheumatism, chronic fatigue, post-op recovery.
Pregnancy and childbirth
Morning Sickness, heartburn, anaemia, varicose veins, back pain, constipation, cramps, thrush, emotional distress. Remedies can also be used during childbirth, for example, pain, exhaustion, anxiety, retained placenta, cervix slow to dilate and other difficulties.
- Spence D, Thompson E and Barron S. Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: A 6- Year, university-hospital outpatient observational study. J Altern Complement Med 2005; 5: 793-8.
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