Homeopathy originates from the Greek words ‘homeo’, meaning similar, and ‘pathos’, meaning suffering. The basic principle of homeopathy, ‘like cures like’, was recognised by Hippocrates as early as the fifth century. Over 200 years ago Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor and chemist worked with this principle and is credited for developing a comprehensive system of medicine, which is known as homeopathy.
Today homeopathy is widely accepted as an effective treatment for many conditions, and is, in some cases, available on the NHS. Nelsons homeopathic medicines are renowned as being safe, non-toxic and non-addictive and are prepared in laboratories licensed by the Department of Health to stringent quality standards.
Homeopathy is a natural alternative to conventional medicine and is suitable for adults, young children and for animals. Please note however that a qualified vet must be consulted for treatment of animals. Homeopathy stimulates a natural healing process through remedies by stimulating the body’s own natural forces of recovery.
Your first consultation will take about an hour. During this time the practitioner will ask a series of questions required to form a complete picture of your state of health, these will include your past and current medical and personal histories. You will be asked about many aspects of your life, such as your sleep patterns, your eating habits, digestion and your emotions for example, how you cope with stress. It is important that you inform your homeopath about any medicine or supplement that has been prescribed for you by your doctor or that you take regularly.
The homeopath will choose homeopathic medicine for you that most closely match your unique and individual symptoms. Homeopathic medicines are usually supplied in tablet, powder or liquid form. As with all medicines, they need to be stored safely and appropriately.
You will arrange a follow up consultation with your homeopath or clinic receptionist, this is generally 4-5 weeks later. Follow-up consultations last approximately 30 minutes.
The speed with which you feel relief will depend on the ailment being treated. In acute cases, this can be very fast indeed. In more chronic conditions, your recovery rate will depend on the nature and duration of the illness and on your individual response.
You will generally be asked to remove some of your clothing so that a detailed functional and structural assessment can be made. This includes a static evaluation and simple mobility testing to assess how your whole body relates mechanically to your ailment. The osteopath is then likely to focus the examination in the region which appears to be causing the problem.
Aromatherapy is an ancient therapeutic treatment that combines the art and science of using essential plant oils to enhance wellbeing, reduce stress and help in the rejuvenation of the human body. The essential plant oils the Aromatherapist uses, contain a wealth of naturally occurring chemical constituents whose properties have been documented in well-researched scientific papers and variously described as having, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, cicatrising, emmenagogue, expectorant, sudorific, diuretic, oxygenating, sedative, and many other qualities, which lends support to their widespread use throughout history.
During the course of an Aromatherapy treatment, the use of essential oils combined with specific massage techniques, facilitates an improvement in health and well-being by supporting innate healing processes that help re-balance the body. As well as being safe, Aromatherapy treatments offer solutions for a broad range of health problems from simple treatments for hemorrhoids and acid reflux to more complex treatments for arthritis, breast tenderness, cancer, circulation, epilepsy, infections (urinary respiratory, glandular), irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, painful joints, painful periods, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, sciatica, skin problems, stress and many others, where they have played a vital role in accelerating the healing process, increasing mobility and recovery for many individuals.
According to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine our health is dependent on the harmony of natural energy (or Qi) within us. Acupuncture and Tuina Massage work to restore the body’s flow of energy, reduce pain, and maintain good health.
Recognized by the World Health Organisation as an effective form of treatment, acupuncture has existed for over 3,000 years – a tried and tested therapy! Treatments are tailored to your unique constitution and aimed at the underlying cause of disharmony. Many conditions respond well to acupuncture including:
Acupuncture is often combined with cupping, massage, moxabustion, dietary and lifestyle advice to match your constitution. People are frequently surprised by how relaxing a course of acupuncture is.
Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture:
Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture (or Cosmetic Acupuncture) is a safe, non-surgical way of reducing signs of the ageing process and creating a radiant complexion. A recent report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture on Facial Acupuncture found that over a course of treatment in 90% of cases it had marked effects including: improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles; levelling of wrinkles; and overall rejuvenation. Facial Acupuncture was recorded as early as the Sung Dynasty (960-1270AD), where it was apparently used on the empress and emperor’s concubines. By working on the classic Chinese Medicine principle ‘Where qi goes, blood flows’ Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture can increase facial circulation and improve facial muscle tone to reduce lines and wrinkles. Many of the traditional Chinese meridians end or start in the face, allowing Acupuncture to not only work locally, but to simultaneously treat underlying factors contributing to the ageing process.
Like the idea and philosophy behind acupuncture, but scared of needles? Then Tuina Massage may be ideal for you. Tuina is a traditional Chinese massage utilising finger and elbow pressure, grasping, stretching, rolling, kneading and rubbing to stimulate the body. Tuina means ‘push and grasp’ and can be used to treat specific conditions following the same theory as acupuncture, or as a general massage to promote well-being and relaxation.
Here at Nelson's, we always emphasize health and wellness practices, especially with the help of natural alternative therapies. We believe that a healthy mind and body go hand in hand in allowing you to reach your full potential. Be well, and keep safe!