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People stumbled across the different uses of plants through a process of trial and error. The results of these findings have been passed down through the generations and this is how herbalism really began. The earliest recorded writings on herbs which were used for medicinal purposes was in Mesopotamia (now called... Read all »
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The initial consultation will take around and hour as the herbalist will need to take down a great deal of your information such as your medical history and what is currently ailing you.
When you attend the consultation you will need to be able to tell the medical herbalist about your own medical history and also... Read all »
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Conventional medicines can also be taken in conjunction with herbal remedies but some may work against each other so this must always be done under the instruction of a qualified medical herbalist.
Herbalism is particularly good for treating anxiety conditions and depression. It must be noted however that if you... Read all »
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However for a sore head should we always be reaching for the painkillers? How about treating it naturally with herbs such as skullcap? This is a fantastic remedy for head pain but should not be taken by pregnant women and also should never be consumed in large doses.
There are other herbal remedies for these... Read all »
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All us ladies will have heard of and quite possibly have used Evening Primrose Oil. This is great to use for period pain and PMS type symptoms; it is also used to treat menopausal complaints. What is less known about this oil is that is can also be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and eczema. A great all... Read all »
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He is likely to ask you questions about your childhood and formative years. These will include any childhood likes and dislikes, medical history, your general temperament, your current symptoms and so on. The aspect and ethos of Homeopathy which makes it very different from most conventional methods of treatments is... Read all »
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The whole basic idea of Homeopathy dates all the way back to Hippocrates (460-377BC). He believed that before making any diagnosis, an individuals specific symptoms should be looked at and taken into account. This is one of the most fundamental principles of Homeopathy – the individual is an individual and their... Read all »
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Like Cures Like
Any substance which, when given in large doses, manifests or creates the symptoms of any disease will, if given in smaller doses, cure the disease.
Extreme Dilutions greatly enhance the healing properties of a medicine and will also get rid of any potential of bad side... Read all »
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A wonderful aspect of this type of treatment is that it can be used for treatment of both acute and also chronic health problems. Homeopathy is even successful in treating mental and emotional conditions, not just the physical body. As these treatments aim to reach the root of the cause instead of treating or... Read all »
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This system treats everyone as individuals rather than being like conventional medicine which treats or masks symptoms.
The Benefits of Using Homeopathic Medicine
Infants and children can use it without worry
Nursing and pregnant women are safe to use it
There are generally no reactions with other... Read all »
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These are bacteria which do not respond to any antibiotic treatments potentially causing a great deal of problems. Also antibiotics are notorious for giving people stomach and intestinal upsets. This is why individuals are now looking for alternatives such as Homeopathy.
Bacteria are living organisms which exist... Read all »