At the practice womens health is a primary area of focus. Busy lives and the over use of artificial hormones has lead to an increase in complaints seen at the practice. Below are some examples of how homeopathy may help you.
At least 25% of couples have problems conceiving. Infertility may occur for a number of reasons; homeopathy can address some of the underlying causes like endometriosis and fibroids etc. Believe it or not the most common cause of infertility is 'unexplained', which means that following thorough investigations, doctors can find no specific or identifiable medical problem which would explain infertility, homeopathy can also be of great benefit when the infertility is
At the practice, we will look at the physical and emotional health of the mother and the father, which may include hair and sperm analysis. Hair analysis allows us to look at heavy metal toxicity within and mineral deficiencies within the body both of which may affect fertility. We also look at what is going on in your life at the moment including any stress or underlying fears you may have about pregnancy and parenthood.
It takes at least 3 months to improve the quality of the sperm and the follicles responsible for carrying the egg, therefore, a course of at least 6 treatments is recommended. If appropriate for the patient we use the liz lalor fertility programme which is a course of homeopathic medicines chosen for the woman and for their therapeutic indications over the fertility cycle. Using this methodology 253 women have been successful with only 38 not achieving natural conception babies.
Many women suffer around the time of menstruation. Periods may be irregular or absent, you may suffer from painful cramping, bloating, water retention, soreness of the breasts, heavy bleeding etc. You may also suffer from irritability and mood swings. Homeopathy can bring relief by working with the body to balance out hormones around this time and to aid the body in accepting the changes that are occurring. The emotional state of a women is often played out in the expression of her menstrual cycle and homeopathy works well at looking at and addressing this.
In a double blind randomized clinical trial, Yakir M et al (2001) found that homeopathy was effective compared to placebo in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome in women.
Homeoapathy can also help to elevate the negative side effects of oral contraception and the marina coil.
The natural rhythms of the female body have been under much pressure over recent years with busy lifestyles and artificial hormones such as the contraceptive pill, marina coil and HRT resulting in a marked increase in infertility and conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis. Homeopathy works wonderfully in restoring those natural rhythms and bringing about health and vitality. When one particular hormone is dominating the system the body will respond in a particular may. In a homeopathic consultation we would look at all of your presenting symptoms and address which hormones seem to be over or underactive, we can then support the glands that secrete these hormones and prescribe a remedy which fits the totality of your case.
Utrine and Ovarian conditions.
In recent years there has been a marked increase in conditions such as endometriosis (where the endometrial tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus, often on the bowel and the pelvic organs) and fibroids (benign tumours of the uterus). These conditions are often liked to the emotional state of the woman and are often seen where there is conflict in relationships, creativity and reproduction. Homeopathy may help to elevate symptoms such as bleeding, exhaustion, pain and urinary frequency.
The menopause is a time of great change in the female body and along with first menstruation and childbirth is often seen as a right of passage. It is a time when women usually start to become inward and self-reflective. Some women experience physical symptoms around this time largely depending on their lifestyle, cultural background, family history and personal expectations. Symptoms may include hot flushes and sweats, headaches, loss of libido, irritability and anxiety, vaginal dryness, insomnia etc. Homeopathy can assist with this period of transition allowing the woman to progress onto the next phase in her life.
Research by Bardet, MD et al., (2008) on the use of homeopathy for the symptoms of the menopause found that there was a significant reduction in the frequency of hot flushes and the discomfort experienced with 90% of women in the study reporting a disappearance or a lessoning of their symptoms. Other research has found similar results, see our research section for more information.
Candida can be totally debilitating effecting hormone production, thyroid and muscle function and general energy. The key to treating candida with homeopathy is finding out how it is personally effecting the individual and what happened in the individuals life to weaken their immunity in the first place whether it was due to a big emotional trauma, an illness or maybe stress. Using homeopathy on these levels can help the body to increase immunity and bring about balance.