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.

 

 

 

 

 

What do you eat for breakfast?

Finding out about what you eat and drink is an important part of our homeopathic consultations.

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Picture © Leti Kugler

Not everyone likes the same food and our questions on what you take into your body could well find some keys to finding out why your health isn't as good as it could be.  You may like to use salt a lot or have a particularly sweet tooth - you may dislike fat of any kind or eat lots of ice-cream.

Some people prefer fizzy water to plain and won't touch certain foods e.g. oysters.  They prefer cold to hot drinks - they may really like spicy food, eat loads of meat or are vegan by choice.

This information along with your family and medical history, together with information about what puts you emotionally out of balance helps us to create a more rounded view of you.  You may be dealing with a past grief or major work stress, perhaps over-loaded with family life.  We take all this information and choose the best prescription for you.

Balance health with homeopathy

Are you in balance? Could you be a busy mum or dad juggling lots and lots of tasks? Is the stress getting to you? Are you tired and irritable? Run down and not feeling yourself? If you are a busy mum, perhaps your hormones are causing an imbalance?

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copyright Leio Mclare

 

Come into our complementary health clinic at Telford's Meeting Point House this Saturday between 10.30 and 1.30 to find out how homeopathy can help re-balance you back to wellness. Email or call for more information or to book an appointment. We also have free information sessions to explain how we work and what form of treatment may be best for you. info@hchclinics.org - 07454 086208

FREE NATURAL TONIC SAMPLES AT OUR NEXT TELFORD CLINIC

Free samples of natural Floradix and Kindervital tonic are going to being given away at the low-cost homeopathic community clinic in Telford this Saturday 23rd: 10.30 -1.30 @ Meeting Point House. Come in to meet us and get your complementary sample of this high quality, preservative free tonic.

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FLORADIX contains an easily assimilated form of organic iron, extracts of carefully selected herbs, delicious fruit juices, and vitamins C and B complex. It helps to utilise food energy sources and has an important role in the maintenance of normal health and vitality. Floradix is especially suitable for women (including expectant and nursing mothers), growing children, adults, slimmers, manual workers, athletes and in convalescence. It is also suitable for vegetarians.

FLORADIX FLORAVITAL is a liquid iron vitamin and herbal formula which contains the same ingredients as the classic Floradix formulation for health and vitality. However the Floravital formulation is yeast and gluten free with no added sugar. It has been specially formulated to meet the needs of those people who are sensitive to yeast or gluten in their diet and were previously unable to enjoy the benefits of the original Floradix formula. It's suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

KINDERVITAL is a real boost for children - a high quality multi Vitamin And mineral preperation. It contains essential vitamins A B complex C D and E together with calcium for strong bones and teeth -  kids love its taste.

 

SUPPORTING NATIONAL EYE HEALTH WEEK - SEPT 18-24

HCHC supports National Eye Health Week this week and encourages patients to have regular eye checks with their optician - not only for checking vision - eye tests can also detect a range of health conditions before they become big issues.

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© Sean Brown

Homeopathy can help with many eye conditions but they do need the expertise of a professional homeopath - come along to one of our Saturday clinics at Meeting Point House to find out.

A gentle homeopathic remedy is a good way to support eye conditions for babies and children with natural non-toxic remedies as well as adults. Do you suffer with dry eyes, repeated styes, watery eyes, conjunctivitis, iritis?

Book yourself into one of our free advice sessions and one of our practitioners can explain to you how we work. Email info@hchclinics.org or ring 07454 086208

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT SCHOOL EXAMS WITH A FLOWER ESSENCE

Flower essences complement Homeopathy and can be used alongside our remedies if needed.

Healingherbs EXAM spray is formulated to focus the mind and help concentration. A dilute and ready to use formulation made from Healingherbs Bach flower essence stock: Clematis, Elm, Gentian, Larch and White Chestnut. It's safe for travel, hygienic for immediate use at any time in a 25ml PET container designed for re-use.

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Cost: £5.75 spray or £6.00 granules - available from https://www.healingherbsdirect.co.uk

If exam nerves are an issue, it may be worth taking a step further and looking at this anxiety with one of our professional homeopaths at HCHC to help move this problem on.

Clinics run every other Saturday at Meeting Point House, Telford 10.30am to 1.30pm

 

 

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN

Anxiety in children is more common than you think and sometimes hard to tackle and get to the root of the problem. Homeopathy can often work well with supporting mental and emotional problems by taking time to explore all those negative thoughts to help turn them around.

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©Jordan Whitt

These troubling feelings for children can even start before a child is one year old with 'separation anxiety' or there may be worry with pre-school fears. Maybe later on in their school life, the pressure of tests and exams is the trigger, or there might be a social problem falling out with friends, even a traumatic break-up with a 'best friend'. Shyness in social situations can also create anxious feelings.

The above triggers will often manifest themselves in irritability, outbursts of anger, becoming tearful or clingy. Children may have difficulty in getting off to sleep or waking at night, sometimes with bad dreams or even disturbing nightmares. They may start to bite their nails or chew at their sleeves.

Teenagers can also experience problems with their social life and might start to avoid social situations. They could have worries about their performance in school, sport or an out-of-school activity. Anxiety about health issues or relationship problems also can come up from time to time with teenagers.

A thorough, detailed case taken by your homeopath will collect together your child's personal emotional issues and match them to a remedy to help them back to a balanced way of feeling, leading them back to a sense of wellbeing and confidence - sometimes even creating a new-found confidence.

For further information please come along to one of our HCH clinics at Meeting Point House in Telford town centre where we can further explain how homeopathy works or you can make an appointment to help your child if they are suffering with any of the above. Either ring 07454 086208 or email info@hchclinics.org

 

 

 

 

Do you Understand how Homeopathy Works?

Many people don't really understand how homeopathy works and sadly this lack of understanding often leads to prejudice. Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years by millions of people all over the world. 

Herbal remedies are also often confused with homeopathic remedies which are quite different. Herbal medicine consists of plants or plant extracts and homeopathy uses pills (called remedies) which are made from highly diluted natural substances such as minerals and plants. These dilutions have the ability to stimulate the body's own natural healing response.

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© Emma Ewbank

HORMONES RE-BALANCED

Hormonal imbalances can sometime plague women all their life with a great deal of discomfort - physically as well as emotionally. From teenage girls suffering right at the beginning of their development into womenhood with period pain and mood swings, to women past their fifties - still experiencing the ill-effects of the menopause with over-heating and anxiety.

Homeopathy can very often support women through these distressing times by taking a full case-history and selecting a remedy or remedies to re-balance the female hormonal system to alleviate these debilitating symptoms.

Below is a heart-felt response by a teenage girl who recently benefitted from homeopathic treatment at our HCH Telford clinic with our resident homeopath Alison Williams.

 

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© Clarisse Meyer

"Thank you for giving me homeopathic treatment. I have really noticed a change in myself. I'm not feeling tired anymore and I can control my anger and hormones now, which benefits my family as well as myself. I am not lashing out anymore, so I am not hurting anyone. I have already recommended your homeopathy clinic and I will carry on to do so, so you can help others who suffer like I did as it is unfair that we, as women have to suffer with bad period pain

Once again, I would like to say 'thank you' for your help as I feel like a new person."

HERE COMES THE SUN

Most of us welcome the sunshine to brighten up our day, giving us that 'feel-good' factor. More warm, sunny days should be with us for a few more weeks at least.

Some folk may even take in a few more rays with a holiday abroad. So whether it's at home or away, it's good to take care of our skin and know how to treat it carefully when it may have been over-exposed to the sun's rays.

Belladonna is a common remedy used in homeopathy for symptoms that are hot, throbbing and red and that includes sunburn. Do you recognise the feeling when your skin is tight, red and shiny from too much sun? If this remedy is taken internally, it can bring helpful relief. There is also a remedy called Sol which can be very effective for cases of sunburn - this would need to be ordered from a homeopathic pharmacy. Or you can come into one of our HCHC free information sessions to ask more about it - see our Telford clinic page for dates and times.

Calendula spray is available in most healthfood stores and brings relief in a natural form, as well as Aloe Vera gel - these are two good products to have in your first-aid cupboard.

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©Meg Sanchez

Urtica Urens is another helpful remedy for sunburn and burns in general. It's made from the common Stinging Nettle and the skin will resemble the feeling of being stung by this prickly, stingy plant - itchy and hot. You can also purchase Urtica Urens in a soothing cream or in tincture form which needs to be diluted and used topically for relief. The homeopathic remedy Cantharis is often more appropriate for sunburn or burns that blister.

All the remedies above can be found in the Helios first-aid kits which are available at our clinics - they are a much cheaper way of buying remedies. The kits come with a very good, easy-to-follow guide to help you choose the best remedy for your condition. A set of 18 remedies will cost £29.95.

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Hayfever - still suffering?

If you're one of the many people who suffer with this condition, help is at hand with homeopathy which can support acute symptoms happening right now and also help with more long standing symptoms.  It's worth seeing a homeopath and preferably during the winter months to build up your resistance and with appropriate treatment, these uncomfortable symptoms should reduce. If you make an appointment with a homeopathic practitioner they can match your symptoms exactly and prescribe a tailor-made remedy for you.

The symptoms of itchy, sore or swollen eyes, regular sneezing, an itchy palate, runny noses are usually triggered when the body comes into contact with environmental factors such as pollens or allergens.

The deeper, more established symptoms of Hayfever will need careful professional prescribing but there are some very effective remedies you can buy to try and help with your immediate symptoms. If you'd like some help or would like to ask more questions on how to best help with this uncomfortable condition, please visit our clinics for advice.

Allium Cepa – the common onion and well known homeopathic hayfever remedy. Its symptoms have the type of physical reaction you would get from peeling or chopping an onion – eyes burn, smart and become light sensitive - lots of watery, burning discharge with sneezing – the back of the throat is tickly.

Euphrasia - Eyebright (and rightly named!) If your hayfever symptoms are centred on the eyes then this is the remedy to choose. Eyes which swell and itch – you may have a yellow, acrid mucous discharge. The eyes will feel worse from warm wind and air but better from being bathed in cool water. Euphrasia can be taken internally as a remedy but is often included in many natural eyedrops to soothe and relieve the eyes. Ask at our clinic for details.

Sabadilla – sneezing is the focal point of this remedy – frequent, persistent bouts of sneezing with an itchy, tingly nose which can produce a large amount of a watery discharge.

Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy sell a very good Hayfever combination which can be bought from them direct (www.helios.co.uk) – or come into one of our HCH Clinics for an appointment or ask for some general advice at one of our FREE 15 minute information sessions. See our Telford clinic website page for details.

Arnica - The number one homeopathic remedy!

ARNICA – Mountain Daisy – Arnica Montana

When you talk of homeopathy, Arnica is something that most people will have heard of as it has so many uses.

It is the number one remedy for accidents/shock/physical exhaustion. Use first for most accidents, injuries or physical traumas, especially good for operations. Arnica can be used externally as a cream but DO NOT USE ON BROKEN SKIN.

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This simple but powerful little plant is found all over the world growing on the slopes of mountain valleys, a convenient site where falls and accidents so often occur .

Arnica can be used for all trauma, mental and physical and their effects, whether recent or in the past. It is an essential remedy for any sportsperson who needs any injury dealt with promptly to avoid loss of play. (keep a small bottle of Arnica in their kit bag)

It is an essential remedy to have at home, to keep in the car or better still, carry with you. Once you have experienced the power of Arnica to heal a bruised muscle or sprain, you will never want to be without it again! It has so many uses for pain, aching and bruising and is an important remedy to take for accidents, shock and physical exertion. Arnica will help speed up recovery and reduce any soreness or bruising.

Arnica is very beneficial for any operation. It can help the body with the invasiveness and shock of surgery which in turn helps with any soreness, speeding up general physical recovery. It's also good to help recover from any dental treatment and for mothers after the strain of childbirth. Arnica is the first remedy to take for bruises, sprains and strains of muscles due to over-exertion; from exercise, walking, even too much gardening or housework! It will also help a great deal with relieving weariness and aching muscles after a sleepless night.

Once you've experienced the many benefits of this humble but powerful plant in homeopathic form, you will never want to be without it! 

Homeopathic Holiday First Aid

Fear of flying – there are several excellent homeopathic remedies which will support these dreaded feelings of anxiety to help you feel more at ease. Sometimes this type of fear can be so severe for people, it will even prevent them from ever going in a plane. This deeper type of phobia will need to be addressed by a professional homeopath who will look into your symptoms in detail and have many remedies in different strengths to treat you which you are unable to buy over the counter.

But here are a few suggestions worth trying yourself if that apprehensive feeling around taking a holiday flight is there. If you're not sure, then why not come into our clinic at Meeting Point House and take advantage of our free information sessions to see how homeopathy can help you.

Aconite: If you feel terrified about flying and worry that you might die. You may suddenly experience a panic attack with heart palpitations.

Argentum Nitricum: Very often used for symptoms of claustriphobia. So if the thought of being enclosed in a plane and not able to get out – this remedy might well help you. This remedy is for people with vivid imaginations – the 'what if' type of person who will always think of the worst senario.

Arsenicum: this is a definite 'fear of survival' remedy which can take the person over – making them very aggitated and restless.

If you are buying these remedies over the counter in a 6 or 30 strength – please take as directed on the bottle or come in and ask one of our HCHC practitioners for advice. We have 15 minute FREE information sessions.

IMMUNE BOOST for flying

Do you ever pick up a nasty bug when flying? Will get sick once you've landed at your dream destination? Feel so exhausted on arrival that you need at least a few days to recover your energy?

You can help avoid the above by giving your system an immune boost before flying and take a course of Echinacea tincture which is available to buy over the counter at most chemists. Take a week or so before your trip and a few days into your holiday and repeat for your return flight by taking a few days before to help ward off any hostile germs within the plane.

You can now buy Echinacea pastilles which are ideal to suck during a flight and perfect for children.

Jet-lag

For those longer flights – a dose of Arnica before, during and after the journey will make you feel less disorientated. It will also help with a loss of sleep during night flights and if you are travelling through different time zones, then come in and ask one our homeopaths about the remdy Cocculus. This remedy made from the Indian cockle can help restore disturbed sleep patterns.

There is a specific combination jetlag remedy which helps support the body on different levels, especially with long-haul flights. Please feel free to come in and ask our advice about how homeopathy can best support you with flying at one of our FREE 15 minute informaiton sessions. See our clinic page details.

Stinging Nettles Can Actually Help Itchy Skin and Burns

We know almost immediately that itchy, raised feeling when we've brushed up against a stinging nettle; but would you believe it that the humble stinging nettle or URTICA URENS to give its official name, is actually an effective homeopathic remedy to treat itchy skin, sunburn and burns!

According to homeopathic understanding, that which a substance is capable of causing, is also capable of curing.  Symptoms which itch and burn are symptom keynotes of a nettle – so when it is used in a Homeopathic remedy, it actually helps ease the itching that the stinging nettle causes.

It can be taken as an internal remedy or used as a topical cream – it's often mixed with Calendula in a cream or an ointment to make it extra soothing.

As well as helping ease nettle stings the cream can be used on a simple burn or if you've been out in too much sun and have burnt your skin. 

If you want to know more about how to use these simple remedies at home drop into see our community Homeopath at Meeting Point House in Telford.  For our next clinic dates click here.

 

First Aid Kit for Summer Holidays

There are a number of homeopathic remedies which will help make life a little easier when away on holiday, as well as being invaluable for those minor ailments you can treat for all the family in your own home.  Homeopathic kits are easy to use and compact enough to fit into a handbag.

A homeopathic first-aid kit is the cheapest way of buying remedies and comes with an easy-to-use booklet to help you find the best remedy to use.

 The remedies work out a around a pound a bottle compared to £5-£7 if you buy them separately.

Homeopathic kits come in a number of sizes and are available from specialised chemists or by mail-order from www.helios.co.uk or ring 01892 537254 to order and get advice about which one would be best for you.

There are kits for:

First Aid
Travel
Pregnancy
Animals

Come and visit your community Homeopath for further information and a free 10 minute consultation at Meeting Point House, Telford. For our next clinic dates please click here.

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How Homeopathy Works

We are all different aren't we?  The way we think and react to the things that happen in our daily lives as well as how we deal with what life throws at us which means our mental, emotional and physical symptoms are always different.

That's how Homeopathy can help as it concentrates on treating the patient not the disease.    Each of us will respond in a different way to an illness according to our temperament and a person’s health can be 'blocked' in different ways. Blocks may come in the form of previous unresolved disease, past emotional traumas, past physical injuries or sometimes a past vaccination. 

Homeopathy sees a person’s symptoms as a way of the body overcoming an illness and its objective is to stimulate this healing response,  not suppress the body’s reaction, helping the body find ways to heal it's naturally.

Homeopathy is a safe, natural system of medicine. It can be effective in many conditions but it is important to seek the advice of a professional Homeopath if there are long-standing symptoms or symptoms which are not responding to self-treatment.  

Why not find out more by visiting our drop in clinic at Meeting Point House.  Our practitioner can tell you more about how Homeopathy can help you and your family with a free 10 minute consultation. 

We run two clinics a month - one SATURDAY and one WEDNESDAY.   You are welcome to drop in or call to book an appointment on 07454 086 208.

We are set up as a not-for-profit organisation bringing affordable Homeopathy to all.  Our prices range from £5-15 for a consultation.

Find out next clinic dates by clicking here.

We hope to see you soon! 
HCHC team Telford

 

 

What does Homeopathy Mean?

The word Homoeopathy is a Greek derivation where ‘homeos’ means ‘similar’ and ‘pathos’ means ‘suffering’.  So the basis of Homoeopathy is that any substance that can create symptoms in a healthy person has the ability to also cure symptoms in a sick person.

SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR – LET LIKE BE TREATED BY LIK

Homeopathy works in a natural way by helping your body heal itself.

Why not find out more by visiting our drop in clinic at Meeting Point House.  Our practitioner can tell you more about how Homeopathy can help you and your family with a free 10 minute consultation. 

We run two clinics a month - one SATURDAY and one WEDNESDAY.   You are welcome to drop in or call to book an appointment on 07454 086 208.

We are set up as a not-for-profit organisation bringing affordable Homeopathy to all.  Our prices range from £5-15 for a consultation.

Find out next clinic dates by clicking here.

Wishing you good health naturally! 
HCHC team Telford

 

Common symptoms that Homeopathy can help with

Homeopathy can be effective in many conditions. There are two types of symptoms: acute and chronic.

Acute illness:  this would come under the symptoms of common colds, coughs, sore throats, nausea, diarrhoea,  indigestion.  If you continue to have a repetition of symptoms which improve but return, your body is expressing an underlying chronic condition which needs expert treatment.  Your body is trying to tell you something.

Chronic diseases are those which exist for a long time or which appear again and again, for example: asthma, arthritis, migraine, skin diseases, allergy.

Homeopathy can help chronic symptoms but they will need to be dealt with under the supervision of a professional Homeopath.
                                                                                                                                                          
Some chronic conditions which can respond well to Homeopathy:

Migraines
Insomnia
PMT
Menopause
Asthma
Eczema
Vertigo
Chronic Fatigue
Digestive Disorders
Depression

It is important to seek the advice of a professional Homeopath if there are long-standing symptoms or symptoms which are not responding to self-treatment.  Repeated bouts of acute symptoms indicate an underlying chronic condition which needs the expertise of a practitioner to deal with.

Why not find out more by visiting our drop in clinic at Meeting Point House.  Our practitioner can tell you more about how Homeopathy can help you and your family with a free 10 minute consultation. 

We run two clinics a month - one SATURDAY and one WEDNESDAY.   You are welcome to drop in or call to book an appointment on 07454 086 208.

We are set up as a not-for-profit organisation bringing affordable Homeopathy to all.  Our prices range from £5-15 for a consultation.

Find out next clinic dates by clicking here.

Wishing you good health naturally! 
HCHC team Telford