A homeopath views disease symptoms as an expression of imbalance within the whole person. These symptoms can be labelled as certain conditions such as eczema or athritis or whatever, but with homeopathy each patient will require a remedy based on a much larger totality than simply the name of the disease.
If the whole person is made better then the symptoms will improve or disappear altogether. Disease symptoms cannot flourish in a healthy functioning, dynamically balanced human being.
Some examples of ailments that people typically seek homeopathic treatment for:
Skin problems: eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, acne, rosacea, dandruff
Stress syndromes: palpitations, blood pressure, insomnia, tension headaches.
Emotional troubles: grief, depression, anxiety, irritability, insecurity, confusion and difficulties with concentration.
Psychological problems: addictions, panic attacks and phobias, post-traumatic stress syndromes, eating disorders.
Behavioural disturbances in children: ADD/ADHD, bedwetting, nightmares, tantrums, shyness.
Injuries and joint troubles: RSI, sprains, rheumatism and arthritis.
Infections: tendancy to repeated infections, upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, flu, glandular fever, post viral fatigue, childhood contagious illnesses.
Viral infections: ME/post viral fatigue syndrome, hepatitis, shingles, herpes, warts.
Allergies: eczema, asthma, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, food sensitivities, candida.
Digestive and bowel problems: IBS, indigestion, ‘leaky gut’, gastric ulcer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Urinary tract problems: cystitis, thrush, kidney disorders.
Headaches: sick headaches, migraine.
Neurological problems: neuralgia, MS, epilepsy.
Hormonal disturbances: during adolescence and menopause; menstrual problems, PMT, cysts, rosacea, infertility, thyroid function (overactive/underactive)
Pregnancy problems: nausea, back pain, anaemia, diabetes