What Conditions can Homeopathy Help?
Homeopathy is safe and does not interact with conventional medicines. It can help a wide range of
chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, eczema, insomnia or anxiety disorders. It can also be particularly useful in children, where a gentle, natural approach to health is preferable and can help strengthen the child's natural immunity against recurrent coughs and colds, ear infections, tonsillitis or chest infections.
Some people come with no specific illness, but feeling run-down, lethargic or with brain fog. It is important to address these minor, yet unpleasant symptoms as they can indicate a deterioration in a person's vitality and health. Homeopathy can help to restore a person to a state of wellbeing.
What Benefits can be Expected from Homeopathy?
Homeopathy has an holistic approach to healing which treats not only the symptoms but the whole person. Improvement in vitality and energy levels can be expected, along with improvement of the main complaint. It is a highly individualised treatment as each one of us is unique!
It is safe for everyone , even children or nursing mothers, as it does not produce any adverse reaction.
Nutritional supplementation and nutritional interventions
I am an expert in nutritional supplementation and I believe that micronutrients can be extremely important in preventing disease and maintaining optimum health. A healthy, balanced diet supplies the body with sufficient nutrients to carry out routine tasks. Supplements such as vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, can enrich the body's internal environment to boost cellular protection, repair, and regeneration.
Recent research has have shown the huge impact of diet in our health. Many severe chronic health conditions can be prevented with adequate nutritional support. The influence of personalised nutritional interventions for certain conditions such as memory loss, mental health, chronic fatigue or arthritis can be of extreme importance in reducing symptoms and delaying the progress of the disease.
I have been studying nutrition for the last few years as part of my Continuing Professional Development and I have recently completed a course about the benefits of a plant based nutrition certified by the Complementary Medical Association.
Evidence about homeopathy
The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) provides with information about homeopathy and research.
Conditions with overall positive evidence for homeopathy in clinical trials
Listed below are 28 medical conditions in which there is currently a positive balance of evidence for homeopathy in randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs).
Five-hospital pilot study
In a pilot study published in 2008, data from 1602 follow-up patient appointments at all five NHS homeopathic hospitals were collected together over a one month period.
Clinical trial, with positive findings, on 217 patients with bronchitis who were treated at doctors’ practices in Germany. Approximately half of the patients were randomly allocated to receive a combination homeopathic medicine called Bronchiselect, and the others received a dummy pill (placebo); they were not told which treatment group they were in. After 3 weeks of treatment, the patients receiving homeopathy had fewer days of coughing than the patients receiving placebo.
Diefenbach M, Schilken J, Steiner G, Becker HJ (1997). Homöopathische Therapie bei Erkrankungen der Atemwege. Auswertung einer klinischen Studie bei 258 Patienten [Homeopathic therapy in respiratory tract diseases. Evaluation of a clinical study in 258 patients]. Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin; 73:308–314.