Some homeopathic history


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In 1796 a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered a different approach to healing which he called homeopathy, from the Greek words meaning ‘similar suffering’. Like Hippocrates, two thousand years ago, he realised that there were two ways of treating health, the way of opposites and the way of similars. The way of similars is the homeopathic way.

Homeopathy uses minute doses of substances on the basis of ‘like curing like’. This means that a substance which causes certain symptoms in a healthy person can heal someone who is ill and showing similar symptoms.

For example, a case of insomnia would be treated in conventional medicine by the way of opposites by giving a drug to bring on artificial sleep. Large or regular doses of drugs can sometimes cause side effects or addiction. Homeopathy however, uses the way of similars. In some cases of insomnia a minute dose of a substance such as coffee would be given, which in large doses might cause sleeplessness in a healthy person.

The Memory of Water - Is this the key to how Homeopathy works?

A ground-breaking conference exploring the latest research into the properties of water took place last year at London's Royal Society of Medicine and included presentations by two Nobel Laureates: Professor Luc Montagnier and Professor Brian Josephson.

 
 
 

Professor Montagnier was awarded a Nobel prize in Medicine in 2008 for the co-discovery of HIV.

Below is a documentary of Professor Montagnier's earlier work on the memory of water.

 
 

SPRING IS HERE!

Spring is here with her wonderful blooms and warmer weather - not always so welcome for hayfever sufferers but help is to hand with homeopathy’s holistic approach using natural remedies. An appointment with a homeopathic practitioner who will individualise your case is an ideal way of treating these unwanted symptoms on a deeper level.


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Homeopaths often suggest coming in for a health MOT with every change of season, to give our systems an immune boost which can help us cope better with adjusting to the change of weather. For school children of all ages, visiting a homeopath once a term helps build up a more healthy resistance to those unwanted bugs with constitutional treatment - hopefully preventing less days taken off school.

Our unsettled climate these days can catch us all out by being caught in an unexpected shower or walking in windy weather, sometimes creating a strain on our physical bodies, especially if we are under par. There are many acute homeopathic remedies which you can use to help treat the simple symptoms of coughs, colds, sore throats etc. which we can become susceptible at this time of year. Visit our clinic to find out more.

Day-light saving can also cause tiredness and we need to make sure we get our full quota of sleep - especially for children.

Our low-cost community clinics are available for appointments and free general advice sessions where we can suggest an over-the-counter product or explain how homeopathy might help you.

Welcome the Spring sunshine and get outside as often as you can - fresh air is an excellent remedy and take good care.

SPECIAL OFFER THIS MARCH FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES

HCHC TELFORD are offering mothers and babies joint appointments where babes under nine months can come in and be treated free. We will make a small charge for prescriptions. This offer is to support mums and their babies with symptoms connected to birth, breast-feeding, post-natal depression etc. - baby snuffles, colic, teething and sleep.

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Our clinics dates for March will be running on:

Saturdays: March 2nd, March 16th and March 30th

Please make an appointment to take advantage of this offer by calling the Telford clinic on: 07454 086208

SPECIAL OFFER FEE FOR MOTHER & BABY UNDER 9 MONTHS: £20.00

We look forward to seeing your lovely babies!

HCHC & WELEDA WELLBEING EVENT - SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER 10-12 NOON

HCHC are delighted to be teaming up with Weleda right at the beginning of the festive season to bring you advice about keeping well with natural health-care and a bit of pampering using some of the beautiful, natural product range by Weleda.

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Weleda really understand the harmonious connection between nature and mankind. They have used this knowledge since 1921 by carefully selecting natural substances for their products in order to support the body’s own strengths. Their range of Arnica products including creams, lotions, sprays, oils to name a few really showcases this amazingly powerful plant which is often called the ‘Fall Herb’ and is widely used by sporting professionals. No first-aid cabinet should be without it!

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Our HCHC practitioners will be available to explain how to take Arnica as a remedy all the many uses it has. It’s our number one remedy for all injuries.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON DECEMBER 1ST

OUR CLINIC RUNS THE DAY BEFORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH - 10AM-2PM

KEEPING CHILDREN WELL

This second half of the term can often be the most testing for children with increased colds, coughs and ‘flu. Homeopathic constitutional treatment helps build the immune system, making the body less susceptible to ill health.

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The beginning of an academic year may bring about a change of school for some children which can sometimes be a difficult transition - homeopathic remedies can help children adjust to the change and cope better.

Homeopathy for children can be an important support in maintaining good health. It works with each child’s constitution, matching remedies to encourage better balance. Our TELFORD HCH clinic offers short FREE information sessions for you and your family to come in and discuss improving your health with us - how we work and how we might support you. 

IMMUNE BOOSTERS - a course of Echinacea and/or a good natural tonic (e.g. Floradix) are worth taking at the first signs of your child’s energy dropping and can help ward off any unwanted symptoms. We have Floradix KINDERVITAL FREE SAMPLES to give away at our clinic - please come in and help yourselves!

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TELFORD TEAM BEAT THE JULY HEAT!

HCHC TeamTelford Homeopaths Anne Dingley and Rachael Sharpe stayed cool at Meeting Point House at our low-cost clinic on Friday!

The good news is, we are planning to run the clinic twice a month now from September and then weekly once this second clinic fills up.  Apart from offering affordable homeopathy we also have free ten minute sessions to explain how we might be able to help you or suggest natural products for you to support yourself to begin with.  We look forward to meeting more of you and supporting the community.

Homeopaths Rachael Sharpe and Anne Dingley

Homeopaths Rachael Sharpe and Anne Dingley

WELEDA WELLBEING FREE SAMPLES AT HCHC TELFORD!

We have a selection of Weleda's lovely range of wellbeing free samples here at our HCHC Telford clinic so you can try out and experience some of their wonderful pure, natural products.  Weleda have an extensive range of superb natural skincare products as well as many natural health-care products to support your wellbeing - lavender oil to massage into the body to help you relax, a range of Arnica products to help ease aching, sore muscles - a great range of children's products which are perfect for young, delicate skins and many more......

 

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Please come in and take advantage of trying them out and finding out how Weleda products can help you and complement our work with natural healthcare and wellbeing at our clinic.

SUFFERING FROM HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS?

Itchy eyes, scratchy throats and runny noses are all the symptoms of common hay fever and is now on the increase at this time of year.  There are some good natural products which you can buy over-the-counter but you can also be treated individually with a tailor-made homeopathic prescription to help ease these uncomfortable symptoms.

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We can support hay fever symptoms with various remedies and prefer to give treatment during the winter to build on the body's immune system to cope with HF symptoms in the Spring and Summer.

So please feel free to drop into our clinic in Telford and we can talk you through how best to treat your symptoms - whether it's with a product you can source yourself or if you would like to be treated on a deeper level with one of our practitioners.  We look forward to helping you.

GOOD NEWS! OUR CLINIC IS RE-STARTING THIS APRIL

We are pleased to announce that HCHC Telford is re-starting its low-cost community clinic this April - at the same venue MEETING POINT HOUSE in Telford city centre.  We are running the clinic once a month to start with on a Friday afternoon.  Appointments are preferable but this is also a drop-in clinic offering free general health and well-being advice where we can also explain how we work.

We have a new team, ready and waiting to help you and give advice - so please come along to meet them and ask questions - better still, see if this natural system of medicine works for you. As homeopaths we know homeopathy works and it's usually only by experience that we become convinced of the wonderful way it can help with many conditions.  HCHC Telford gives you the opportunity to give it a try....

VOTING STARTED TESCO BAGS OF HELP FOR HCHC!

Please vote for HCHC - Homeopathic Community Health Clinics at one one the Tesco stores below!

 

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HCHC is a not-for-profit green community health-care service for all the family with free wellbeing advice and affordable homeopathic treatment.

VOTING AVAILABLE AT:

* TESCO WREKIN RETAIL PARK MADELY - TF7 5AB

* TESCO EXPRESS BRIDGNORTH - WV16 4DX

* TESCO EXPRESS HAYGATE RD TELFORD - TF1 1QA

* TESCO EXPRESS HERMITAGE - WV15 5AP 

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HELP US TO HELP YOU WITH TESCO BAGS OF HELP

 

Exciting news!  HCHC are through to the first round and have been shortlisted for a PUBLIC VOTE in Tesco's Bags of Help initiative!  Please vote for us to win the top prize in store!

You can vote in any Telford Tesco store during January and February to help us secure a Tesco Bags of Help grant.

We are planning the re-opening of our Telford HCH CLINIC right now so we can continue bringing low-cost homeopathy into the community.

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TIS THE SEASON OF THE COMMON COLD

COLDS can be seen as a way of ridding us of unwanted toxins and nature's way of telling us to slow down. You can help this process by eating less and increasing your fluid intake with water, fruit and vegetable juices (organic if possible). This aids the de-tox process and conserves energy taken up by digesting food - or just eat fresh fruit and vegetables. Onions are considered as a natural diuretic, so a good home-made onion soup can be ideal.

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Colds and 'flu can also be supported with homeopathic remedies. Repeated coughs and colds are often a sign that there is something more chronic underlying and will need specific constitutional treatment from a homeopath to help improve natural immunity.  So come along to one of our clinics and ask for advice or drop into a homeopathic pharmacy and they will be more than happy to suggest what natural remedies would be appropriate to support your condition.

 

 


 

BALANCED HEALTH AND YOUR THYROID GLAND

Health is about keeping in balance and that is what homeopathy aims to do - to help you back to wellness by re-balancing your body which in turn will stimulate its very own self-healing mechanism.

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© Jeremy Thomas

 

Thyroid problems?

Are you confused about how to treat an under or over active thyroid gland? A homeopathic practitioner will always look at your entire health picture and use a remedy or remedies to boost your general constitution to help stimulate your body's own healing powers.

The link below is from the Homeopathic Medical Association website and it gives a good explanation about the thyroid gland and how it can be out of balance and how homeopathy can help to re-balance it.

https://www.britishhomeopathic.org/charity/how-we-can-help/articles/conditions/t/too-much-or-too-little/

 

(www.findahomeopath.org is the register to find your nearest homeopathic practitioner)

VACCINATION SUPPORT

HCHC recommend parents to obtain as much information as possible to ensure they have an informed choice about whether to vaccinate their child or not. Two websites which give helpful information and support are:

https://www.arnica.org.uk

https://www.informedparent.co.uk

A concise book (price £8.00) packed with information is Comparing Natural Immunity With Vaccination - available from: https://www.helios.co.uk/shop/comparing-natural-immunity-with-vaccination

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Worried about getting the 'flu?

Now is the time to invest in a good immune booster such as Echinacea which comes in various forms, such as herbal tincture, tablets and pastilles. It's available at most good chemists including Holland & Barrett and Boots and really well worth taking a course of this powerful herbal favourite as a general support, especially if you are feeling a bit run down or if you've been in touch with someone who has the 'flu, even a cough or a cold.

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Homeopathy is also a way of helping to support the immune system and we call it constitutional treatment. This system of medicine is natural and non-toxic and can be a supportive way of helping to avoid those unwanted viruses. Homeopathy is used by many people all over the world as a form of preventative treatment and homeopathic remedies can also help support the actual symptoms which accompany the 'flu such as aching limbs, fever, headaches, lack of energy etc.