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How to include homeopathy safely into your pregnancy

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a highly specialised area of complimentary medicine that is funded through NHS hospitals such as ‘The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine’ and Glasgow’s ‘Centre of Integrative Care’, NHS GP’s, dentists, podiatrists, physiotherapists etc. There are also a number of private homeopaths

Homeopathy works on the principle that ‘like cures like’. For example the symptoms caused by a large amount of a drug can be cured by giving a minuscule amount of the same drug.

 

What Does the Research Say About It?

Most of the extremely high level types of research studies found that homeopathy had a more positive effect on symptoms than the placebo (a tablet or solution that does not contain any medicine but the participants in the study are not aware of which one they are taking).

 

What Can it Help With?

Pregnancy

Nausea & Vomiting

Breast Tenderness

Backache

Constipation

Varicose Veins

Heartburn

Urinary Problems & Infections

Alternative to Induction of Labour

 

Labour

To help increase contractions if they’ve eased off

To help with bruising and swelling following birth

 

Postnatally

To help bruising and swelling from tears and episiotomies

To aid recovery following a Caesarean section

 

How Can I Find A Homeopath?

Some GPs are registered homeopaths so if there is one in your area you could simply register with them. If not you can ask your GP to refer you to an NHS homeopath, however you may not always receive funding for this. Alternatively you can access private treatment via a private homeopath and the British Homeopathic Association has a search facility on their website to help you locate a homeopath local to you.

 

How Are Homeopaths Regulated?

Homeopaths who are medically or ancillary trained are registered and regulated by their regulatory body. For example, nurses are regulated by the Nursing & Midwifery Council, doctors by the General Medical Council, physiotherapists, podiatrists & dentists by their regulatory bodies. This ensures that those practitioners remain up to date with current, safe and affective practice and any complaints as to that practice can be investigated.