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Autumn 2015
'Alternative’ remedies bring holistic fayre to the party season

While the festive season undoubtedly brings cheer and goodwill, the stocking fillers can include stress, the after effects of over-indulgence and the January blues.
Skipton homeopath Em Colley is gearing up to help with remedies that could be a medicine - cupboard must to get you through the ailments and after-effects of the “jolly” season.
With an average of 19 per cent (just under a fifth) of the UK workforce admitting they had taken time off for a hangover-induced sickie, and half a million people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the dark winter months, many people are looking for some holistic help.

Homeopathy, a holistic system of medicine which is based on treating the individual with highly diluted substances given in mainly tablet form, has been used for more than 200 years, with the last two decades seeing a resurgence as interest in complementary and alternative medicine grows.
Em Colley said: “Homeopathic remedies trigger the body’s natural system of healing and are selected based on a patient’s experience of their symptoms, rather than based on the named condition.
For deeper chronic conditions, emotional problems or mental health issues, a consultation with a registered homeopath is recommended. But for short-lived acute conditions, it’s possible to use remedies at home.
Here are just a few remedies which might help you through the downside of the festive period:

Nux vomica: known by some patients as “the hangover” remedy, Nux Vomica can also be used for the general symptoms of digestive over-indulgence. Symptoms include nausea, headache, sensitivity to noise and light and irritability. Particularly suits people who tend to burn the candle at both ends, keep going with coffee and feel the cold.
Arsenicum: may help with when the symptoms of food poisoning, with vomiting and diarrhoea, a deathly palour and anxiety. Could also be used when the diarrhoea is anxiety-induced, worse at night with burning in the stomach and a desire to sip water. It suits restless people who are fearful worriers, need to plan and feel the cold.
Sulphur: symptoms include offensive diarrhoea which drives the patient from bed in the morning, excessive sweating, and burning feet. Suits stubborn people who need praise, worry about their health, can be peevish with lots of big ideas they find difficult to actualise. They crave sugar and spicy food.
Lycopodium: symptoms include bloating with wind, a huge appetite, and waking as if from a fright. There is heartburn with sour burping. Suits fearful people lacking in confidence but can be bragging and assertive at home. Doesn’t like undertaking new things.
Arnica: this is a great remedy to help with bruising and that “battered” feeling you get after Christmas shopping or bargain hunting in the January sales.
Emma Colley, Homeopath at the Craven Clinic.

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