Alcoholism can fall into two separate categories: problem drinking and actual physical dependence on alcohol. Problem drinking is commonly emotional in its roots, whereby the alcoholic uses drink to avoid feeling. Alcohol dependence is where the person needs alcohol in order to function.
Q: Last year I got food poisoning from a family picnic. What precautions can I take this summer?
I can confidently say homeopathy helps asthma. Even when used alongside conventional medicine, homeopathy strengthens the immune system, allowing the person to slowly reduce medication. Please note that medication should only be reduced under the approval of a doctor, and it is dangerous to stop steroid medication suddenly as this can adversely affect the adrenal glands. I will use a case history to show how homeopathy helped Ms. X, a woman in her late thirties, who was on a very long list of asthma drugs. Often people with asthma, hay fever, allergies and eczema come from an atopic family, meaning several members of the family will suffer the same complaints. In Ms. X?s family, her mother had asthma and hay fever; as did her grandmother, and her sister plus her children all had eczema.
One of the effects of modern life is TATT- tired all the time. I see it often in my practise and it creeps up on the person without warning, until of course, they are chronically tired. There are several names for this condition: myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), postviral fatigue syndrome (PVS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). These names all refer to a complex array of symptoms, which may mimic other illnesses, but where no medical cause has been found.
Q: I?ve taken on a new responsibility at work, which I wanted, but the extra stress is giving me migraines. I can?t function at work but I can?t leave either. I just want to lie down in a dark quiet place. Can you suggest something?
The common treatment for a sprain is the RICE method, where you Rest the injured part, Ice the area, apply Compression (such as a support bandage) and Elevate to reduce swelling. There are homeopathic remedies to lessen recovery time from an injury, but remember to go easy when you start training again. Take the remedies in 30c strength three times a day until there is relief.
Homeopathy has been scientifically proven to treat hay fever just as well as conventional medicine and certainly better than placebo, without any side effects from the medication. A homeopath treats the symptoms of the hay fever, and also the entire individual, thus strengthening the immunity of the person and reducing the severity of the attacks. There are many factors behind hay fever, or any disease, and homeopathy looks to find the individual patterns and reasons for a complaint.
A woman had a baby at home who was going through the teething process, having terrible colic and screaming in pain all the time. She had tried different medicines and the frozen teething rings but it wasn’t helping. She didn’t know what to do and the whole family was on edge because of the baby.