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“From the age of 13 I suffered from hay-fever and nothing the doctor did helped. My mother took me to a homeopath and my hay-fever went, and it also helped greatly with allergies and asthma. It’s the most effective treatment I have ever tried including conventional medicine.”
Cindy Lund
“From the age of 13 I suffered from hay-fever and nothing the doctor did helped. My mother took me to a homeopath and my hay-fever went, and it also helped greatly with allergies and asthma. It’s the most effective treatment I have ever tried including conventional medicine.”
Cindy Lund

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Seasonal Allergies

April brings the start of spring, lighter evenings, blossoming flowers, and the promise of warmer days to come. With lockdown easing, it means we can get out and about more too. However, for some people, April marks the onset of the allergy season, a source of distress and discomfort that can persist for months.

Allergy symptoms can include sneezing and coughing, itchy, sore and streaming eyes, a blocked or runny nose, itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears, fatigue, headache. According to the NHS, one in four people will suffer from an allergy at some stage in their life. Allergies are rated as the number one chronic health issue across Europe. However, some approaches may only offer temporary relief, or suppress the body’s natural immune response, and don’t address the root cause of the problem. In contrast, homeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s own defence system to cope with the exposure to the allergens, rather than just suppressing the symptoms. Homeopathy is a natural, safe and gentle system of medicine that has been around for over 200 years. The appropriate homeopathic medicine is selected according to each individual’s unique symptoms, and a well-matched choice could provide long-lasting relief for allergy sufferers. Now that really is a reason to celebrate the arrival of spring. 

Some common homeopathic medicines used for seasonal allergies are:

Allium Cepa

Made from the onion with its well-known tear-inducing qualities, Allium Cepa may be useful for treating hay fever where the eyes are itchy, streaming and sensitive to light. There will be bouts of sneezing and a burning, watery discharge from the nose. Consider this homeopathic medicine when symptoms are worse in the evening and better in cold rooms and fresh air.

Nux vom

This homeopathic medicine can be helpful for those with intense sneezing, a hot face and irritated, watery eyes and nose. Try this when the sufferer is bad tempered, impatient and sensitive to the cold, and when symptoms are worse in dry air.

Arsenicum Album

A burning sensation in the nose, eyes or throat is a key indicator for choosing this homeopathic medicine. Discharges from the eyes and the nose will also burn and irritate the skin. The sufferer is likely to feel anxious, restless and thirsty for frequent but small amounts of water.

These are just three of hundreds of possible homeopathic medicines that can help relieve allergy symptoms. For individualised treatment, and to achieve best results, it is much better to consult a registered homeopath. 

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'This is Homeopathy'

4Homeopathy has commissioned a brand-new animation by leading design agency Mr B & Friends to celebrate this year’s HAW. The animation is entitled ‘This is Homeopathy’, and it is based on the stories of patients who want to share their positive experiences of homeopathy. These are real and authentic stories, and they guide the narrative of this animation. 

As each patient talks, their words come to life in the form of an illustration.

Watch it now!


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Love your Health, Love Homeopathy

February is the month for Valentine’s Day, and what better time to show our love and support for all things homeopathy?

Anyone who has been lucky enough to experience homeopathy for themselves will have their own story. Was it the first time you tried homeopathy for a long term or chronic condition, and felt your health and wellbeing improve? Was it the first time you saw the look on a patient’s face when they got better from an ailment they had suffered with for many years? Perhaps seeing the transformation in the quality of life of a family member after seeing a homeopath sticks in your mind?

Listen to other people talk about their experiences at https://www.youtube.com/user/FindaHomeopath/videos

During these difficult times it is more important than ever to be aware of our bodies and our health and wellbeing. It could be a physical niggle that you’ve been putting up with for longer than you should have, or are you struggling with your emotional and mental health?

People who love homeopathy do so because they have felt its effects first hand. They have witnessed improvements to health and wellbeing. They feel better. Simple as that. 

“I like having the homeopathic medication because it’s natural and since taking it, it has made me feel better on the inside as well as the outside.” Drew

Tell us why you love homeopathy. We’d love to hear your story.

Millions of people across the world use homeopathy every day. Why not try homeopathy for yourself, and begin the journey to better health? What’s even better is that many homeopaths offer online consultations so you can tackle your health concerns whilst keeping to lockdown rules and social distancing. It couldn’t be easier.

Spread the love and spread the word. Homeopathy gives you the opportunity of a gentle, natural system of medicine, which looks as you as a whole person, giving you individualised, person centred care.

In February, the month of love, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of better health. Love homeopathy. Love health.

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New Year, New Health: A Sustainable Solution

January is often the month for fad diets and short term health fixes. After a Christmas and New Year period commonly filled with excesses, coupled with less activity, many of us decide that now is the time to exercise more, lose weight, or get healthy. Unfortunately, for the vast majority, these good intentions only last a few weeks, and another national lockdown does nothing to help our motivation.

One of the main reasons why so many of us fail with this, is because our actions are not sustainable, and our goals are not achievable. Our health is a 365 days a year project, not a few weeks here and there, so why not make 2021 a new dawn for your health, the year that you put your health first, and in a way which becomes part of your everyday life.

Health begins with maintenance of good health and prevention of illness. After all, it’s better to strengthen and protect your body from becoming unwell in the first place. Homeopathy works in a way which supports the whole body and stimulates the body’s own inbuilt healing mechanisms. It’s also natural, so there’s no toxic chemicals.

Start the new year by sleeping better and boosting your energy. Feeling refreshed and energised strengthens your immune system and helps you tackle not only illness, but the day to day pressures that so many of us are facing at the moment, from work worries to family stresses. Perhaps there’s a health niggle that you’ve been putting off dealing with for some time?

Having a homeopathy kit in the home is a brilliant way to start to use homeopathic medicines for yourself and your family. As a patient recently put it ‘every home should have a kit and every GP should be trained in homeopathy. That’d save the NHS a fortune’. Many minor ailments can be resolved quickly and easily with homeopathic medicines. To help kick start your healthy year, we wanted to share four homeopathic medicines that could be worth adding to your holistic health kit:

Arnica is one for every healthy first aid cupboard. Starting out a new fitness challenge? Taking up running again? Got kids in the house? Arnica, is great for bruising. It helps to reduce swelling, reduces pain and discolouration. It’s also great for over exertion – perfect for a new year challenge! Perhaps we’ll save telling you how it can help with jet lag for another time…

Rhus tox could be another useful homeopathic medicine for a new year get fit health kit. People needing Rhus tox feel better for movement, hence it being known as the ‘rusty gate’ homeopathic medicine. It can be helpful for joint pain especially stiffness that hurts on first movement, but then continued movement eases the pain. Pains are eased by warm applications. It can also be a great for rashes and is one to think of to help ease the itching of chicken pox spots.

Ruta, our last homeopathic medicine for the month, is particularly well known to help with sprains and strains, particularly of tendons and ligaments. Pain and stiffness is often made worse by cold, damp weather (watch out in the UK!) and eased by warmth and gentle movement. It may be helpful to think of in cases of eyestrain, and can help with this where it’s caused by over straining the small tendons of the eye.

As ever, to prescribe accurately, the homeopathic medicine needs to fit the symptoms of the case, and these descriptions are brief. There may be other homeopathic medicines that help. Please check out the ‘Homeopathy UK’ app for more details.

Make January the month that you take action and get your health on track. Make it a new dawn when you change to a natural, healthy option. Make it the time that you try homeopathy.

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Festivities and Seasonal Ailments: Choose the Natural Family Gift

Waving goodbye to 2020 – it's been a difficult year mentally and physically for old and young alike. As this year draws to a close, we’ll all be looking forward to seeing friends and family over the Christmas period. Re-connecting with friends and family can in itself bring a boost to your health and wellbeing. As you celebrate though, remember not to overdo it, or if you do, why not have a range of natural options at your fingertips to help ease the symptoms of your excesses. Why not keep some Nux Vomica at home for any nausea, bloating or heartburn?  You could even treat yourself to a homeopathy kit from one of the pharmacies, which would provide you with a wide range of homeopathic medicines for the whole family.  Have a look at the Homeopathy app, listed on the apple store and Google Play as ‘Homeopathy UK’. It’s packed full of useful information and facts. There’s no need to suffer unnecessarily when there’s help at hand.

And, whilst our focus this year has been on bigger issues, remember that this time of year is the peak time for coughs, colds, and other seasonal ailments. These minor conditions can ruin your festive celebrations, so be prepared. It’s for everyday illnesses like this that millions of people around the world turn to homeopathy, which offers a gentle and natural option for the whole family. Homeopathy works with your body’s own healing mechanism and can be used preventatively too. We’ve listed a few homeopathic medicines at the end of the article that may help you deal with some seasonal complaints. There are many more, so do seek professional advice if you need some assistance.

Don’t wait until January to address any health concerns. Act now. Many homeopaths also offer online consultations, so you don’t need to take too much time out from your Christmas shopping to get some help. 2020 has given us all the chance to think about our health and wellbeing, and how we should take better care of ourselves. Perhaps homeopathy is the natural, safe and sustainable health option that you need for the future? A present to yourself and your family for life.

Aconite is often a great homeopathic medicine to take at the start of a cold, and it’s worth remembering for complaints that come on suddenly, especially after having been outside in the cold. It can be a useful medicine to remember in cases of coughs and fever, particularly where there has been a sudden onset and there is dry, burning heat. 

Arsenicum can be helpful where colds leave you exhausted, and with burning mucus and skin around the nostrils that is red and sore. It can be helpful in cases of ‘flu, especially, though not exclusively, where there are gastrointestinal issues accompanying it.

Bryonia has been a very useful remedy for many this year. Coughs can be dry and painful, there’s often a dryness of the throat and the person often has a ‘leave me alone’, irritable attitude. Bryonia has the nickname of ‘the grumpy bear’ and they usually want to stay very still. Any movement makes symptoms worse.

No article mentioning seasonal winter remedies would be complete without a mention of Gelsemium. A handy way to remember this remedy is the 4Ds. People needing it can feel dull, drowsy, dizzy and droopy. Admittedly, it sounds a little like Snow White’s companions, it is pantomime season after all! People feel dull, thinking is difficult, they’re lethargic and sleep a lot, dizzy when they get up and often have that ‘droopy’ look. Usually it can be that their eyelids are heavy, along with a dull heaviness and ache of the limbs in general.

There are many more homeopathic medicines which can help you stay healthy through the winter, do have a look on the 4Homeopathy app for minor ailments, or book a consultation with a practitioner for more advice.

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