Homeopathy Guidance We suggest seeking guidance from some of the excellent reference books and websites that are generally available if you wish to know more about homeopathy. To assist in accessing those resources a brief description of UK homeopathic practitioners common uses of traditional homeopathic remedies for a number of the milder conditions is provided below. based on Traditional Use Only
Additionally we recommend contacting NHS24 or your Doctor before proceeding on a course of self-treatment to ensure this is suitable for your circumstances.
Traditional Use by Homeopaths in UK based on Traditional Use Only Possible Choices ACNE back to top The face is dry and burning, but cold applications make things worse. Arsen alb The patient is restless and chilly. Arsen alb. The face is red, dry and burning hot. Belladona Large infected spots on the face and back Hepar sulph Patient constipated, irritable and chilly. Condition made worse by alchol, tea or coffee. Nux vom Spots made worse by rich, fatty foods Pulsatilla Red, painful, itchy spots. Rhus tox For skin that scars easily Silicea For long standing acne, aggravated by warmth and washing. Sulphur ANXIETY back to top Sudden panic attacks Aconite Lacking self confidence. Fear of heights and crowds. Argent nit Feeling restless and irrable. Patient chilly. Arsen alb Anxiety following bereavement or break-up of relationship. Ignatia Hates fuss and sympathy. Nat mur Highly nervous and sensitive. Aggravated by thunderstorms. Phosphorus APPETITE back to top Continual craving or complete loss of appetite. Arsen alb Feeling of emptiness after meals. Calc carb Variable appetite. Ferrum phos Aversion to food. Hunger prevents sleep. Ignatia Excessive appetite which is easily satisfied. Lycopodium BEREAVEMENT back to top Where the death is sudden and the shock severe. Aconite Cannot get over the loss. Prolonged bereavement. Ignatia BAD BREATH back to top Salivation with sour taste in mouth. Ignatia Offensive breath and sweat. Merc sol Breath sour after a stomach upset. Nux vom Mouth dry but no feeling of thirst. Pulsatilla
BITES & STINGS back to top When there is swelling and bruising. Arnica Insect Stings. Apis mel Horse-fly bites. Hypericum Purple discoloration around the bite. Lachesis Pain from puncture wounds from small sharp objects. Ledum BODY ODOUR back to top Profuse sticky sweet all day. Skin sensitive. Hepar sulph Perspiration which stains clothes. Merc sol Unhealthy looking skin. Problem feet. Sulphur Sweats in uncovered parts. Thuja BOILS back to top With redness, heat and throbbing. Belladonna Sensitive boils which weep easily. Hepar sulph Boils slow to develop and heal. Silicea BRUISING back to top For all soft tissue injuries, leading to bruises. Arnica Bruising of the breast. Bellis perennis Bruising due to varicose veins. Hamamelis Painful bruises on fingers and toes. Hypericum Bruising of the bones. Ruta grav BURNS & SCALDS back to top Sunburn with redness, heat and throbbing. Belladonna Sunburn remedy, taken just before, or just after blistering starts. Cantharis General treatment for burns and scalds. After a day in the sun when reaction is expected. Causticum Stinging burns and scalds. Urtica urens CATARRH back to top Profuse watery discharge with sneezing and burning of the nose and lips. Allium cepa Copious burning and clear watery discharge, chilliness, craving for heat, great exhaustion, watery eyes. Arsen alb Catarrh lying on chest which feels tight. Bryonia Thick greenish/yellow discharge in lumps. Worse after rest and from damp weather. Calc fluor Bland nasal catarrh with watering eyes. Euphrasia Thick yellow discharge. Worse at night. Loss of smell. Pulsatilla Sinus catarrh with headaches. Obstinate nasal obstruction and sneezing in morning Silicea CHILBLAINS back to top Chilblains worse for cold. Patient chilly. Calc carb Chilblains worse for warmth, when limbs hang down. Pulsatilla COLIC back to top Colic relieved by pressure on the stomach. Colocynthis Worsened by movement. Bryonia Extremely irritable, better when carried around. Chamomilla CONSTIPATION back to top Stools feel too large and hard to pass, especially in the elderly. Bryonia No desire to open bowels for several days, then pass large stool. Colicky pains and bowels ache. Graphites Great flatulence. No stools passed for days, then hard stools passed with difficulty. Lycopodium Frequent urge to pass stools, but always feel that more to come Nux vom Not strong enough to expel stool, so slips back in. Silicea Stools large, hard, dark and dry. Painful to pass. Sulphur COLDS & FLU back to top Beginnings of colds & flu particularly from exposure to cold winds. Fever, chill and thirst. Aconite Common cold with much sneezing, watering of eyes and acrid nasal discharge. Allium cepa Eyes and nose stream. Exhaustion. Desire sips of water. Arsen alb High temperature/fever. Incoherent behaviour Belladona
COUGHS back to top Dry, tickling, irritating cough. Sudden onset from exposure to cold wind. Aconite Restless and anxious, wheezy with burning sensation in chest Arsen alb. Dry, tickly, barking cough. Violent coughing fits end in sneezing Belladona Hard dry cough with stiches in the chest and headache Bryonica Tickling cough with yellow, sour and offensive sputum. Head and neck apt to sweat at night. Calc carb Hard, racking cough with pain in chest bringing exhaustion. Inability to bring up phlegm. Causticum Persistent, irritating cough coming from deep down in chest, occasionally leading to vomiting Drosera Hoarse cough with roughness and scraping sensation in throat Hepar sulph Spasmodic cough with wheezing, rattling and loss of breath, either leading to vomiting without nausea or intense nausea unrelieved by vomiting Ipecac Cough with stringy phlegm Kali birch Cough originating from tickling in pit of stomach, with painin head Nat mur Dry, tearing, spasmodic cough with retching Nux vom Violent, hard, dry, exhausting, tight or racking cough with yellow sputum Phosphurus Cough dry in the evening, loose in the morning with thick, bland yellow-green discharge and tickling larynx Pulsatilla CYSTITIS back to top Information not availble - please visit our page The rules on natural health, where we can help and where we can't MILD DEPRESSION back to top Information not availble - please visit our page The rules on natural health, where we can help and where we can't DIARRHOEA back to top Information not availble - please visit our page The rules on natural health, where we can help and where we can't EARACHE back to top Earache after exposure to cold, dry winds. Aconite Throbbing pain made worse by warmth Belladonna Painful. Irritable and weepy. Chamomilla Throbbing pain, better for warmth Hepar sulph Ear swollen and red, worse at night. Patient weepy Pulsatilla ECZEMA back to top Information not availble - please visit our page The rules on natural health, where we can help and where we can't FIRST AID back to top Shock, fear and panic after an accident Aconite All injuries that lead to bruising Arnica To aid healing from burns and scalds Cantharis For painful crush injuries Hypericum For sprains when the bone is bruised Ruta grav Injuries to bones and tendons Symphytum
FLATULENCE back to top Upset, rumbling stomach. Nervous anticipation of coming events Argent nit. Excessive flatulence with belching and a full sensation in the abdomen Carbo veg Flatulence with colicky stomach pains Colocynthis Bloated feeling after a light meal. Much flatulence Lycopodium Caused by overeating Nux vom
HAEMORRHOIDS AND PILES back to top Information not availble - please visit our page The rules on natural health, where we can help and where we can't HANGOVER back to top Too much food and drink. Headache with coldness and irritability. Nux vom HAYFEVER back to top Nose and eyes stream. Frequent and severe sneezing. Worse in the morning indoors Allium cepa Nose tickles violently. Sneezing violent and painful with watery burning discharge, making upper lip sore. Arsen alb Eyes burn, itch and water constantly. Runny nose with much sneezing. Euphrasia Violent sneezing with blocked nose. Face hot and flushed, Gelsemium General remedy where condition is allergic response to pollen. Mixed pollen. Copious catarrh and sneezing, often with cold sores or mouth ulcers Nat mur Irritation of nose, eyes, throat and face with prolonged bouts of sneezing Nux vom Copious thick catarrh and sneezing. Relieved by open air. Pulsatilla Sinusitis with blocked stuffy nose. Worse on first waking. Silicea HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES back to top Pain begins over the forehead and ends in the neck and shoulders. Worse for movement. Bryonia With painful watering of the eyes. Euphrasia Lessened by bending the head backwards Hypericum Migraine over the eyes, preceded by blurred vision. Kali bich With humming in the ears Kali phos Headache on right side. Concentration makes pain worse. Lycopodium Throbbing, blinding headaches. Hammering migraine, with zig-zag lights Nat mur Too much food and drink. Headache with coldness and irritability Nux vom Headaches worse in the evening or associated with periods. Patient weepy. Pulsatilla Migraine begins in the neck, travels over the head and ends in one eye. Silicea Left-sided headache. Pain as if the nail driven into the head Thuja INDIGESTION back to top Lack of appetite and weakness following illness. May develop diarrhoea Arsen alb Indigestion straight after eating. Food lies like stone in the stomach Bryonia Stomach full of wind Carbo veg Indigestion from too much starchy food. Excessive wind. Heartburn Lycopodium Indigestion from overindulgence. Stomach feels swollen. Nux vom Indigestion a few hours after eating, from rich foods. Pulsatilla MENOPAUSE back to top Hot, red face. Dry vagina Belladonna Dry vagina. Black stools with constipation Bryonia Hot flushes of the face. Nosebleeds. Scanty periods. Graphites Hot flushes with headaches and dizziness. Flooding periods. Lachesis Hot flushes. Patient weepy and moody. Pulsatilla Hot flushes and faintness. Sinking feeling in the stomach. Intercourse causes much pain. Sepia
MENSTRUATION back to top Periods late or scanty. Often associated with exposure to cold winds. Aconite Pain begins just before start of period. Irregular, painful and heavy Actaea rac. Bearing down pains with heavy, hot, bright red loss. Belladonna Feels tired, giddy and chilly. Breast swollen and painful Calc carb Heavy periods in adolescent girls. Pain and backache. Calc phos Period stop due to bereavement Ignatia Early periods with passage of clots. Sickness before and during periods. Ipecac Dry vagina. Pain in the lower abdomen with headache. Lycopodium Irregular periods. Headache and depression with backache Nat mur Scanty periods. Pain in lower back. Pulsatilla Abnormal vaginal discharge with sallow patches on face. Feel tearful or irritated. Sepia MOUTH ULCERS back to top Information not availble - please visit our page The rules on natural health, where we can help and where we can't NAPPY RASH back to top Baby overweight, head sweats at night. Calc carb Skin itchy with blisters Rhus tox Dry, red itchy rash Sulphur NAUSEA back to top Diarrhoea and vomiting. Feel cold, weak and anxious Arsen alb Travel sickness Cocculus Griping pains in abdomen. Symptoms worse when travelling. Ipecac After over-indulgence in rich food and alcohol Nux vom Vomiting as soon as the food or drink is warmed by the stomach. Phosphorus Vomiting after rich, fatty foods. Pulsatilla PANIC back to top Following an accident Aconite Fear of appearing before an audience Argent nit Fearful Arsen alb Fear of crowds, death and impending misfortune Ferr phos Examination nerves. Fear of failure Gelsemium PRE-MENSTRUAL TENSION back to top Tired and lacking energy. Cold sweats. Breasts swollen and painful. Calc carb Irritable and over-sensitive. Symptoms of cystitis. Causticum Breasts painful. Symptoms worse in morning Lachesis Bad tempered and depressed. Crave sweet things Lycopodium Breasts tender. Moody and irritable but refuses consolation Nat mur Feeling irritable and chilly. Constipation with frequent need to urinate Nux vom Over-sensitive and cries easily. Changeable moods. Irregular periods. Pulsatilla Scanty periods, with feelings of tiredness. Sad and depressed Sepia PSORIASIS back to top Information not availble - please visit our page The rules on natural health, where we can help and where we can't RHEUMATISM back to top Muscular soreness and bruising Actaea rac Burning, stinging pains Apis mel Pain resulting from earlier injury. Bruised feeling. Arnica Pain worse for movement and warmth. Better for pressure (bandaged) Bryonia Pains in the jaw and neck. Better for warmth. Causticum Pains flit around joints. Worse for warmth, better for cold applications Pulsatilla Pain worse on beginning to move but improves with continued movement Rhus tox Pain affect joints Ruta grav
SLEEPLESSNESS back to top Sleeplessness after shock or panic Aconite Waking around midnight. Restless, worried and apprehensive Arsen alb Sleepless, crying children associated with teething and colic. Want to be carried around Chamomilla Feel too tired to sleep Coffea Sleeplessness after emotional upset or bereavement Ignatia Mind keeps going over the work done in the day. Dream a lot, with talking in sleep. Lycopodium Sleeplessness due to great mental strain or overindulgence Nux vom Feel too hot in bed, throw covers off then feel cold. Worse for rich food. Pulsatilla Irritable and restless, with pain and discomfort Rhus tox SORE THROATS back to top Develops after exposure to cold wind. Should be started as soon as possible at outset of the illness Aconite Face and throat red and hot. Swallowing is painful. Belladonna Mouth and throat dry. Feeling of thirst Bryonia Pain worse during the night and from drinks Calc fluor Throat raw. Pain extends to ear Gelsemium Throat very sensitive Hepar sulph Throat dry and sore. Swallowing painful Merc sol Sore throat from over use of the voice ir too much smoking Nux vom SPRAINS back to top Sprain coupled with bruising Arnica Sprain painful for movement Bryonia Pain improved by gentle movement Rhus tox Sprain with bone injury Ruta grav STRESS back to top Everyday emotional and mental stresses and strains. Panic attacks Aconite Mentally and physically exhausted from over-work Calc carb Loss of self-confidence, fear of being unable to cope with stress of work Lycopodium Tired, burnt-out executive. Never stops thinking about work, cannot sleep for worry Nux vom STYES back to top Recurring styes. Eye red, eye lid swollen and painful Apis mel Styes with pus Hepar sulph> Eyelids stick together. Thick greenish yellow discharge Pulsatilla Dry, scaly eyelids, stick together overnight Thuja TIRED EYES back to top Eye muscles tired from looking into the distance for too long Arnica Eyes ache when you look up, down or to the sides Nat mur Tired eyes from nervousness or apprehension Phosphorus Eyes burn after close work or study Ruta grav TOOTHACHE/TEETHING back to top Shooting pains made worse by cold drinks and wind Aconite Taken before visits to the dentist to reduce bruising and after-pain Arnica Toothache from bad teeth Calc fluor Teething in infants Chamomilla Severe toothache. Pressure on the tooth is extremely painful Coffea Pain worse during the night and from drinks Merc sol URTICARIA/NETTLE RASH back to top Stinging nettle rash. Better for cold applications Apis mel Burning, itching skin eruptions. Patient restless and anxious Arsen alb Violent itching with skin cracks Lycopodium Skin red and blistered Rhus tox Rash develops in open air. Not relieved by scratching Sepia WARTS back to top General remedy for warts Thuja For more information and original material visit http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/
Caution If a condition is persistent, or could be serious, please consult your Doctor immediately. It is always best to avoid taking medicines during pregnancy. Always read the label.