Most people know that homeopathy can be used to treat physical symptoms but what most people do not know is that it does a whole lot more than that.

Whilst it will re-balance a symptom it will also balance the persons emotional struggles. For example, if a person has developed vertigo he might be given the remedy Arg Nit. The patient will find that his vertigo ceases to be a problem but in addition to this he finds that he is more confident speaking up in meetings at work, and in addition to this his digestive system is not so easily upset as the anxiety is no longer there. This may then affect his life in a positive way by getting a promotion in the office. So by this example we can see that by treating one symptom in a holistic, whole person way a range of the body's emotional and physical issues are treated which often have a wide reaching effect.

Homeopathy is commonly used to work with a wide range of symptoms at all stages of life. It can be used to help with birthing and pregnancy issues, children's ailments and bedwetting, adolescent issues such as acne, hormonal imbalance, stress and exam anxiety. It is very useful for stressed new mothers, or overwhelmed mothers who have children who don't sleep, or who have behavioral issues or just to help with the transition into a new stage of life.

For all ages, homeopathy can be used to treat the symptoms of allergies and hay fever, anxiety and panic attacks, cystitis, depression, digestive disorders including IBS, eczema and asthma. It is particularly useful in balancing female issues such as cramps, endometriosis, fibroids, PMT, menopause, headaches and migraines, insomnia, thrush and candida and thyroid imbalance. In the mid stages of life there are often emotional issues where a person may feel lost, or that they are not living the life they want to live. Homeopathy would be most useful in these cases as it supports a person's emotional wellbeing.

For older people homeopathy is commonly used to treat the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism, gout, shingles, memory loss, general fatigue and the grief of maybe loosing a partner. Remember that homeopathy can also be used for feelings of 'not being quite right' as it will lift the person energetically and the consultation process will help them work out where the balance may have been lost.

Homeopathy treats the whole person, not just the disease, so this is why homeopathy can be used to treat the symptoms of what seems like an extremely broad range. It is safe to be used by everyone, including pregnant women and babies. Since it is an energetic system of healing, there are no unwanted side effects and no chemicals in the preparation. After taking remedies for the first time especially, a person might find that the body starts to 'let go' of toxins and emotions which had been held. This letting go may be in the form of a runny nose, or loose bowels, or a bout of sweating. It is important that the person lets this happen, as the body needs to cleanse. As you can imagine, the energy levels of the patient will then start to improve as the body starts to function more easily.

However, it is important to note, that symptoms should always be diagnosed with a GP or specialist in the relevant area. Remedies and essences can be taken alongside regular GP medication but may well be slower acting. I will never advise that a patient stops taking prescribed medication.