Allergies affect thousands of people in the UK and can range from food and environmental intolerance to chemical sensitivity. The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cause inconvenience, or even a great deal of misery.
An allergy is everything from a runny nose, itchy eyes and palate to skin rash. It aggravates the sense of smell, sight, tastes and touch causing irritation, extreme disability and sometimes fatality. It occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to normally harmless substances.
Allergy is widespread and affects approximately one in four of the population in the UK at some time in their lives. Each year the numbers are increasing by 5% with as many as half of all those affected being children (Source Allergy UK).
More and more people in the UK are turning to complementary therapies to help them with their allergies. The advantage of Homeopathy is that it is non invasive, non-addictive and simple to use. It can be used with other medicines and it’s safe to use in pregnancy and for babies and children. Homeopathy is a gentle and effective treatment that does not cause any side effects.
Eczema can vary in intensity from patches of dry skin that become inflamed, itchy, red and sore to, in severe cases, the eczema becoming blistered, cracked and bleeding. Eczema often runs in families with a tendency to asthma, hay fever and eczema. Eczema is a chronic complaint and therefore needs to be treated by a qualified and registered Homeopath. Our treatment includes treating the individual symptoms, the patient’s susceptibility to the ailment and also any allergies, all on an individual level. Many people suffering with eczema will find certain things will “trigger” their symptoms; this could be certain foods, weather, fabrics etc. A qualified Homeopath will work with the patient to minimise this sensitivity.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition that is associated with an upset gut; it is common in the UK with one in three people suffering at some stage in their life. Usual symptoms include bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation. The symptoms can be changeable and can come and go, often being triggered by certain foods and stress. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic complaint and therefore needs to be treated by a registered Homeopath.
Asthma is a common disease that affects children and adults. Asthma can be linked to allergies with since attacks are often triggered. In Homeopathic treatment we aim to identify the root of the asthma attacks and to strengthen the immune system. Asthma is also a chronic complaint and therefore needs to be treated by a registered Homeopath.