The teenage years can be a difficult period of transition from a childhood to an adulthood, with increased hormones and often stressful situations at school etc there can be many issues that crop up and cause the body to become inbalanced. Below are some of the most common complaints that we see at the practice
Anxiety and Stress
Teenage years can be very stressful. Exam pressures, hormonal changes, expectations, etc. Homeopathy and essences can help to balance the emotions and make this transitional phase easier. Anxiety can present in a number of ways from sleep disturbances, panic attacks, anticipatory anxiety and self harming.
Homeopathy can be used to balance emotions (stress can stimulate the sebaceous glands in the skin) and to balance hormones which are often the two biggest contributors to acne. Homeopathy will look at the overall picture of the individual and the specific symptoms of the acne.
The average age of the first period now is 12. This can often be a time of much confusion and anxiety, homeopathy can support delayed periods, early periods or when the periods are heavy and painful.
Bullying, Body Image Issues and self - esteem
When a child experiences bullying of any kind it can make them feel sad, humiliated or angry. The child will often respond to these feelings by becoming withdrawn, showing more anger than usual or by not sleeping at night. During a consultation we will access what is happening, how it makes the individual feel and how they respond to the situation, we will also look at all other aspects of the individual's health to see if the imbalance is affecting any other areas of health. A remedy will be given to help the individual express how they feel and to deal with the emotions that they are experiencing.