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Alternative Therapies:  Homoeopathy
Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. Homoeopaths say that the more closely a remedy imitates a patients symptoms, the better it promotes healing. Homoeopaths pay most attention to symptoms that have the greatest effect on patients overall ability to function particularly mental or emotional symptoms. Homoeopathic remedies must be matched both to the symptoms and to the individual. So the same symptom, a cold for example, may be treats differently if the victim is a jovial, outgoing, overweight person, than in case of a thin, nervous patient with few friends.

Homoeopaths believe that in the course of a cure, symptoms change from more important to less important bodily systems, and from the inside of the body outwards-so, for example, heart symptoms may move to the skin as healing occurs.

Homoeopathic remedies are sold in many health food and chemists shops:

Aconite -for colds and coldness
Allium – for cold, headache, hay fever
Antimonium tart – for stomach complaints
Arnica – back pain, sprains
Arsenicum – diarrhoea or vomiting from food poisoning
Belladonna – for throbbing headaches, fever
Calcarea – for indigestion, constipation
Chamomilla – for teething babies
Drosera – for coughs
Dulcamara – for catarrh
Eupatorium – for winter colds
Euphrasia – for catarrh
Gelsemium – for fear and phobias
Glonoinum – for dizziness, headaches
Hepar sulph – for sinusitis
Hypericum – for burns, sunburns
Ipecac – for fainting, nosebleeds, nausea
Lachesis – for sore throat, boils, abscesses, sinusitis Ledum – for anxiety, black eyes
Lycopodium – for acne, moodiness, premature ejaculation
Nux vomica – for digestive problems
Pulsatilla – for colds, hay fever
Rhus tox – for arthritis, backache, sciatica, sprains

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