Would you like to suffer less from Hay Fever in 2021?

Would you like to suffer less from Hay Fever in 2021?

I am currently running a successful Winter Hay Fever prevention program which aims to give you relief.

The protocol consists of 2 sets of remedies to be taken over 1 month now (October/November) and again in January.

This method desensitises your susceptibility year on year, strengthening your constitution.

What can you expect?

  • A shorter duration of your hay fever season
  • Possibly 1 bad week
  • Probably still 1-2 bad days
  • Support with an acute remedy as and when you experience a recurrence of your symptoms
  • Acute remedies will resolve symptoms more easily
  • Subsequent years’ symptoms will decrease.

Homeopathy works with the body and is therefore non-addictive, non-toxic and side effect free.

Contact me if you are interested in working towards being hay fever free.

Danielle Abramov BSc (Hons) Heath Homeopath Restoring Health Naturally

Hay fever – prevention

Holistic prevention is better than repetitive cure
You want to avoid yearly suffering with hay fever for sure
Whether your nose is constantly running or perennially blocked
A permanent cure can be gently unlocked
Constant sneezing, watery and or itchy eyes and nose
I have no doubt you would rather get rid of those
Best time to come for treatment is in October or November
With my hay fever prevention program your body will remember
That it can better withstand your allergens trigger
Your immune system boosted with more vigour
Take action now, by referring me to sufferers you know
Homeopathy will gently reduce their yearly hay fever woe

Danielle Abramov Heath Homeopath
Restoring Health Naturally

Homeopathy = gentle and natural healing – not a quick fix

Homeopathy =  gentle and natural healing – not a quick fix

How does homeopathy work? I often have clients who are surprised when they do not experience immediate results when taking the remedy. They expect homeopathy to act like conventional medicine which fixes the symptoms, often temporarily. In homeopathy we are aiming to eliminate the symptoms as well as treating the root causes or triggers for those symptoms.

Homeopathy will improve your health, mentally, emotionally and physically but you have to understand that it isn’t always a quick fix. It takes time to reach the core of the disturbance to completely change your body or mind’s reactions to those triggers.

Let’s use the analogy of gardening. You wouldn’t expect your seed to grow overnight into a fully grown bush.

Similarly, your health needs regular and consistent care, and by using homeopathy to treat your ailments you are making a long-term investment in your health.

Homeopathy is a gentle mode of healing which aims not only to reduce your symptoms but also to eliminate the triggers that cause the relapses or re-occurrences of your condition.

Having patience with homeopathic treatment in chronic conditions pays off – this from one of my clients, who has several very longstanding conditions. Her main concern was that when she caught a cold, she would invariably end up with a chest infection, be on at least two different antibiotics and be ill for 3 weeks. After several months of regular homeopathic treatment, that winter her cold did not go down to her chest, and she had no need of antibiotics.

Another client, who understood the need for consistent treatment, had a monthly consultation for 8 months until her very irregular and very spaced out periods were in tune with a 28-30 day cycle. She continued to see me to resolve other longstanding emotional issues.

In conclusion, the longer and more severely you have been suffering from a condition, allow more time to completely resolve it with homeopathy. Homeopathy will effect change, layer by layer, just like peeling an onion, all the while aiming to reach the core of your ailment.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or wish to book a consultation.

I leave you with this wonderful quote from the philosopher Thomas Carlyle;

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

Covid & Anxiety

COVID AND ANXIETY

I wanted to reach out to you and say, first of all, that I hope you, your family and friends are safe and well during these incredibly difficult times.

These uncertain times are impacting upon all our lives. Uncertainty is one of the biggest stressors. ‘Not knowing’ can make us feel we are in a vacuum and coupled with being in lockdown is an additional cause of stress.

Uncertainty causes a complex cascade of feelings: confusion, worry, fear, frustration, anger, and powerlessness. Helplessness may be particularly difficult to endure. We respond to uncertainty according to our natures: stoical types tend to take it in their stride, bossy types make plans, some become frightened that something dreadful is going to happen while others worry themselves silly. Fear is in and of itself a virus.

One of the remedies below may be helpful if you find that anxiety or fear are affecting your health. If uncertain which remedy to take, I am offering online consultations.

Argentum nitricum
Frank panic attacks. Anxious and churning/hurried inside. Feels out of control and hates it. Worried & frightened about what may happen.

Arsenicum album
Relentless anxiety about the future, about getting sick, about the family. Worries about security, especially financial security.

Gelsemium
Anticipates the worst. Dreads any upcoming ordeal. Hearing bad news makes everything worse. Feels anxious about being out of control.

Which Potency?
The potency doesn’t matter – whatever you have at hand – a 6C or 30C is fine. Take just a few doses – 3 spread over a day.
If it helps DON’T keep taking it.
If it doesn’t help DON’T keep taking it.

Stay S.A.F.E.
Keep your immune system—and your spirits—strong.
These are 4 vital building blocks of health and well-being. All 4 are energizing and healing in different ways.
Sleep and rest … sleep is deeply healing for every system and organ and cell in your body.
Activities … those that are fun/creative/relaxing … a distraction
Food as nourishing as possible.
Exercise every day – if at all possible twice a day. Try to get outdoors to replenish your Vitamin D (even leaning out of the window for 10 minutes daily helps!)

Personally, I am trying to keep calm and balanced. It helps to reach out to friends and family via the many platforms available. Restricting the news to once daily works for me, as the constant repetition of sad news affects me negatively.
Exercising also helps, even when it’s hard to self-motivate, it raises the good endorphins. Our neighbourhood has been surprisingly active with opportunities to help others, like cooking for NHS staff. I now have the time to organise our many photos into albums, a long term project. Also, I am still practising, seeing patients online, which gives me purpose.

With sincere wishes for a continued healthy and peaceful time.

Anxiety – Homeopathy Awareness week

Homeopathy Awareness Week

We are currently overwhelmingly pre-occupied with Coronavirus. Coping with the psychological effects of physical distancing and self-isolation can be difficult. I would encourage you to do everything the government and health authorities are recommending to stay as well as you can. In addition, here are a few homeopathic remedies that could help.

If you are experiencing a lot of anxiety, are restless, getting fussier and worried about germs, ARSENICUM ALBUM would be a good remedy to take.

Are you very anxious about upcoming engagements or commitments and feel anxiety in the pit of your stomach, then ARGENTUM NITRICUM could allay those feelings.

If you are feeling shaky, weak and lethargic, you could try GELSEMIUM.

Whilst these particular remedies are likely to be helpful, it is best to have a homeopath work out the one that best suits your symptoms.

The amazing platforms of Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and WhatsApp facilitate my being able to hold online consultations. Do contact me for help with your symptoms.

Just a reminder that in homeopathy we treat the person, not the named disease. Homeopathy helps you to heal yourself.

Coughs – Homeopathy Awareness Week

Coughs – Homeopathy Awareness Week

I would like to share a few useful homeopathic remedies to resolve coughs.
There are many cough remedies, however, these three seem to be quite helpful in the types of coughs people are currently experiencing.

BRYONIA is number 1 for a dry hacking cough, with a painful chest whilst coughing. The person is very irritable, feels worse for any movement or being disturbed, they want to be left alone. Lips and throat are dry.

Dosage: take 1 pill of Bryonia every 15 minutes and assess if there is any difference in the intensity or frequency of the cough or improvement in general wellbeing. If in doubt, contact your homeopath.

A couple of other remedies that are currently helping people are firstly ANTIMONIUM TART
for loose coughs with a chest that ‘rattles’ and difficulty bringing up the mucous. The person is exhausted, chilly and pale.

PHOSPHORUS is of use in those with a tight chest, where the cough is worse for talking or laughing; they are thirsty for gulps of cold drinks, prefer company and might be quite ill though not showing it.

Whilst these particular remedies are likely to be helpful, it is best to have a homeopath work out the one that best suits your symptoms.
Just a reminder that in homeopathy we treat the person, not the named disease. Homeopathy helps you to heal yourself.

Covid-19 natural help & homeopathy

Covid-19 natural help & homeopathy

These are extremely challenging times; the uncertainty causes a cascade of feelings, such as confusion, fear, worry, frustration and powerlessness.

The not knowing – how long this will last, am I a carrier/infected, how will I provide for my family – is a major cause of stress. And prolonged stress in and of itself impacts negatively on our immune system.  Some tips to keep your immune system stable are listed below.

We all react to uncertainty and the feeling of helplessness in accordance with our personality. Those of us who are bossy, make plans and need to organise others,  stoical types take it in their strides and weather the situation, others worry themselves silly and  some are frightened thinking that something dreadful is going to happen.

If you feel that fear or anxiety are affecting your health, homeopathic remedies can help – consulting with a qualified homeopath will ensure you of the most accurate prescription and assistance.

Some tips to keep your immune system and your spirits strong:

Generally:   Stay Safe

                    Sleep and Rest

                     Control the amount of negative information you expose yourself to

                     Activities – fun/relaxing/ distracting -something daily

                     Food – as nourishing as possible

                    Exercise – produces the feel good mood endorphins

                     Avoid the news before bedtime

                    Keep in touch with friends/family and those in isolation

Health:       Take Vitamin C (preferably with zinc) and Vitamin D3 daily

Black Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) 1 teaspoon daily, has been shown to boost the immune system

 

Wishing you continued good health.

Danielle 

I am available for online consultations on Skype or Facetime.

 

Homeopathy for Depression

Homeopathy for Depression

Are you feeling low, even depressed? Let homeopathy lift your mood.

Did you know ‘feeling blue’ is not just an expression – the image of a depressed person’s brain scan is mainly blue as shown below in the right image.

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What is depression?

Depression can be a temporary passing experience or a deeply disturbing condition that may lead to suicide. Experiencing severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy, as well as a condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life

Except in cases of minor depressive states, professional attention is generally recommended to help a person go through this emotional experience in a conscious manner.

Symptoms of Depression:

Psychiatrists classify cases as Depression if they have been continually depressed for a period of at least two years and in addition display any three of the following symptoms:

  • Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
  • Pessimism, hopelessness or despair
  • Lack of interest in ordinary pleasures and activities
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Fatigue or Lethargy
  • Guilt or ruminating about the past
  • Irritability or excessive anger
  • Lessened productivity
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

Whatever the reasons for suffering, such as not recovering from grief or loss, chemical imbalances, post-natal depression or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), homeopathy can reduce the severity of the symptoms in conjunction with lifestyle and dietary changes.

Homeopaths, like modern-day physiologists, understand that symptoms of illness represent the body’s defences in its efforts to adapt to and respond against infection, environmental assault, or stress of some kind. As discomforting as symptoms can be, they still represent the living organism’s best efforts at the time to try to defend and heal him or herself. Such defences are an innate part of our evolutionary efforts to survive.

Why Homeopathy Makes Sense for Depression:

Homeopathic medicines are not prescribed based on the person’s diagnosed disease but on the unique way the person experiences his or her disease. In other words, homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on the totality of various physical and psychological symptoms, not just a single symptom or disease label. Although the selection of the correct homeopathic prescribing is more complex than the use of conventional drugs or even many herbal preparations, the system of prescribing that is individualized to the whole person is intellectually sound… and its results are often significant if not substantial.

Numerous studies have shown benefits in using the herb St. Johns’ wort to treat mild to moderate depression. However, homeopaths generally find that it is preferable to prescribe individualised homeopathic remedies to attain better long-term sustained results without having to take continual doses of any medicine. In fact, a recent study in a medical journal published by Oxford University Press found that individualized homeopathic treatment is as effective and is safer than Prozac in the treatment of people with moderate or severe depression. (Adler UC, Paiva NMP, Cesar AT, Adler MS, Molina A, Padula AE, Calil HM. Homeopathic individualized Q-potencies versus fluoxetine for moderate to severe depression: double-blind, randomized non-inferiority trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Aug 17 http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/nep114v1)

Testimonial:

“I am so thankful to Danielle and her homeopathic magic!  I was particularly skeptical about homeopathic remedies but after feeling particularly low and depressed for some time and at my wits end as to how to pull myself out of it I turned to Danielle to see if there is any way that she could help me.  Our first session was a tearful one but I was already feeling a little more optimistic after leaving her and waited patiently for my remedies.  It’s hard to pin point exactly when things began to improve but they certainly did and rapidly!  After our 3rd session I was feeling miles better and together we made the decision that I could try and stop taking the remedy and see if I could keep my mood and optimism high.  As much as it would have been lovely to see her regularly, there really was no need and I was back to my old self again.  For anyone that is skeptical like me I strongly advise just giving it a go as it could be the perfect natural solution.  I’ve heard of homeopathic remedies working for more physical symptoms such as hay fever but really wasn’t sure it could help with something such as depression but I was wrong!  Danielle is such a lovely lady and a wonderful homeopath to see especially if you are feeling very down.  Big thanks Danielle for getting me back smiling again! ;)” CC

A word or two of caution:

There are so many homeopathic med­icines that can be used to treat the numer­ous symptoms of depression and anxiety that it can be difficult to know where to start. It is important to make sure that your symptoms are not due to another illness such as an underactive thyroid or a stomach ulcer, so please talk to your GP first to make sure of the diagnosis before starting homeopathic treatment.

Cases of bipolar, manic-depression, risk of suicide or schizophrenia, require long-term counselling/therapy and psychiatric referral with homeopathy as an adjunctive therapy.

Disclaimer:

As a homeopath I do not diagnose, treat or prescribe for any particular symptom, disease or condition. Instead, I work on increasing the general vitality and constitutional strength of those who seek my advice. I am a professional homeopath and not a medical doctor, and therefore those who work with me must retain the services of a primary care physician for appropriate evaluations and check-ups for themselves and/or their children.

Homeopathy and skin diseases

Homeopathy and skin diseases

Your skin is your largest organ and plays a vital role in detecting hot and cold, regulating your body temperature and protecting your muscles, bones and internal organs from outside infection and disease. But there is so much more to your skin with some of the most interesting facts about your skin here below:

  • An average person’s skin covers an area of 2 square meters.
  • Skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight.
  • An average adult has approximately 21 square feet of skin, which weighs 9 lbs and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels.
  • An average person has about 300 million skin cells. A single square inch of skin has about 19 million cells and up to 300 sweat glands.
  • Your skin is its thickest on your feet (1.4mm) and thinnest on your eyelids (0.2mm).
  • The skin renews itself every 28 days.
  • Your skin constantly sheds dead cells, about 30,000 to 40,000 cells every minute! That’s nearly 9 lbs. per year!
  • Some sources estimate that more than half of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
  • Dead skin comprises about a billion tons of dust in the earth’s atmosphere.
  • Your skin is home to more than 1,000 species of bacteria.
  • Skin can form additional thickness and toughness — a callus — if exposed to repeated friction or pressure.
  • Some of the nerves in your skin are connected to muscles instead of the brain, sending signals (through the spinal cord) to react more quickly to heat, pain, etc.
  • Your skin has at least five different types of receptors that respond to pain and touch.
  • Skin that is severely damaged may try to heal itself by forming scar tissue, which is different from normal skin tissue because it lacks hair and sweat glands.
  • Changes in your skin can signal changes in your overall health.

Some of the more common skin issues are cradle cap, eczema, psoriasis, various forms of dermatitis, acne, urticaria and certain types of alopecia (hair loss)

Conventional treatment consists of

  • Avoidance of possible allergic triggers
  • Antihistamines
  • A wide variety of over the counter creams, serums and peels
  • Anti-biotics
  • Laser treatment
  • Light treatment
  • Topical steroids

Whereas these treatments can reduce or alleviate the symptoms, complications can occur, including hypersensitivity reactions, infections, and steroid side effects. Also, there is a high reoccurrence factor.

The ethos of homeopathy is work to heal gently and permanently, toxic-free and avoiding side effects.

Homeopathy is a holistic form of medicine, using individualised remedies to treat the entire person.

Contact me if you would like more information or to book a  consultation.

Research on the effect of homeopathic treatment of 60 Japanese patients with chronic skin disease: https://homeopathyplus.com/research-homeopathy-chronic-skin-diseases/

Holistic prevention

Holistic prevention

Holistic prevention is better than repetitive cureHeadache

You want to avoid having colds all winter for sure

Whether your nose is constantly running or perennially blocked

A permanent cure can be helpfully unlocked

Coughs, shivers, aches, itchy eyes and nose

Am sure you would rather get rid of those

Those same symptoms arise in hay fever as well as the flu

Think of homeopathy when you are not sure what to do

Best time to come for treatment are in the autumn months

Before the cycle of illness repeats and you feel like a dunce

Refer me, contact me, do not delay

Get yourself better permanently and in a gentle way

Examples of 5 people suffering from a cold, treated with 5 remedies:

A is for Aconite: Rafe, a teenager, was at games on a very windy day. He hadn’t worn a coat and by the evening was flushed and not himself. At midnight he woke up with a high temperature, feeling anxious and restless. His skin was dry, his nose was running and just one of his cheeks was red.  His mother heard him call out, handed him a glass of water, which he drank quickly,  then gave him a dose of Aconite napellus. He soon calmed down and drifted off to sleep. By morning, he was still a bit tired from the interrupted sleep, but all his other symptoms had gone.

A is also for Arsenicum:  60 year old Barbara came to see me with a runny nose and sore throat. Her sore throat felt better for sips of cold water. The watery mucous from her nose was burning and had made her nose and upper lip red and sore.

She was tired, anxious and irritable, not having slept well and worrying that the cold would deteriorate into something worse. Although the room was comfortably warm, she was wrapped in a cot and scarf, and still feeling chilly.  I gave her Arsenicum Album to take until her symptoms improved. By evening she no longer had a sore throat and felt much better by the next day.

G is for Gelsemium: 35 year old David had been down with a cold for a few days and was exhausted. He had a head ache which had settled over his eyes, and his head felt heavy, chills up and down his spine and shaky legs. He sat slumped with his eyes have closed and was slow to reply to my questions. His worry was that the cold would turn into bronchitis if not treated. A few doses of Gelsemium got him back to work in 3 days, with the chills and head ache reducing that same day.

M is for Mercury: As 8 year-old Sarah’s cold was getting worse, her mother called to ask which remedy to give her from her home homeopathy kit. What were her symptoms? Her neck glands were very swollen, also her throat was so painful she would now only sip water. Her swollen tonsils were dotted with little white ulcers. She had bad breath and had been dribbling. I prescribed Mercurius solubis. That evening she managed to eat a little and by the next evening she was practically back to her happy self.

P is for Pulsatilla: one of my daughters would have Pulsatilla symptoms with a cold. From happy to tearful, from independent to needing cuddling and carrying or sitting on my lap, a different child in illness. Physically, she would have a yellow-green nasal discharge that was better with fresh air though she would prefer to be indoors and she would not want to drink very much. Often the post-nasal drip would cause a cough that would wake her in the night. Pulsatilla pratensis would always dry up the discharge, make her less emotional and get her back to her healthy state.

If any of these homeopathic remedy pictures strike a chord with you, whether it is a cold, the flu or a chronic condition, homeopathy is a natural non-toxic way of improving your health.