Autoimmune & Homeopathy
Did you know there are over 100 autoimmune diseases ‘so far’ identified by medical science however there said to be over 250 which are undiagnosed or not labelled. In the UK over 4 million of the population are affected and 1.5 million by the ten most common.
Autoimmune conditions are becoming increasingly more common, with an annual increase by 9% each year!
Who is affected? anyone of any age can be diagnosed however the common age range for is between
35 - 55 years. Additionally Females are three times more than likely to develop AI than males.
Hashimoto’s - thyroiditis
Hyper & Hypothyroidism
Crohn’s // Ulcerative colitis
polycystic ovaries syndrome
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
What is an autoimmune disease? It is when the immune system, the body’s natural self-defence system, starts to recognise the body’s own healthy tissues as foreign.
The Eternal Flame -
Inflammation in latin means to ‘light a fire’; Inflammation is a protective response intended to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury along with necrotic cells and tissue resulting from the original insult. ‘Inflammation accomplishes its protective mission by diluting, destroying, or otherwise neutralising harmful agents (e.g., microbes and toxins). It then sets into motion the events that eventually heal and repair the sites of injury’. Inflammation is usually found at the site of an injury or infection however in autoimmune disease - the bodies own defence system starts attacking itself. The result create chaos and havoc to our entire system - becoming stuck in an eternal flame pattern of fight or flight response.
Common Early onset Signs of Autoimmune conditions -
Joint pain and swelling
Abdominal pain or digestive issues
Numbness in the hands and feet
Swollen glands and immune depletion
Much more - Can be signs of early development
Homeopathy's approach to supporting YOU!
Are you affected by an autoimmune condition both emotionally and physically? How does this affected on a daily basis? What supports your healing journey? What emotions come up in your body? Where is the pain, what is the sensation of your pain? These are some of the questions I may ask you in clinic, it is about YOU and how YOU are affected rather than the label - Homeopathy support the whole person - Homeopathic consultations give you the space to truly feel heard and been seen. Homeopathy hears and sees you, all of you. Signs can be LOUD or very subtle - Homeopathy wants to hear them all and give them a place to be heard
Healthcare which is matched to the needs of each patient
Can be used alongside ALL conventional medications and other holistic treatments
Gentle form of healing working to resolve ill health at the root of an individual
Dealing with AI requires emotional support through healing ups and downs
Suggestions may be given to support daily natural lifestyle changes
Create Your Autoimmune Health Tribe
Feeling 'healthy' is not solely the absence of ill health or disease - it is being able to adapt to our surroundings in state of homeostasis whilst ‘able to express our emotions’. Dealing with AI conditions, flares and emotional difficulties can feel frustrating at times.
This is where I believe our “Health Tribe” comes in, it may look like -
🌿Seeing a Homeopath
🌿Herbalist // Nutritionist // Acupuncture
🌿Weekly Massage // Reiki healing
🌿Speaking with a Counsellor // coffee with a friend
🌿Creative outlet // Learning a new skill
🌿Long walks // extreme sports!
Lifestyle factors -
Did you know ‘leaky gut’ syndrome is said to be one factor relating to inflammation, autoimmune reactions and allergies.
In general a healthy balanced diet, which removes individual’s food triggers, will contribute to reducing inflammation in the body. As is gentle exercise (depending on mobility, swimming, walking or even HIT), stress (work place and in the home), environmental factors and pollutants. all play a part in our health and wellbeing.
Additional supplements such as herbal - Homeobotanical tinctures are a great support to our bodies system - find out more here.
Let's work together
My mission is for you to reach your potential
VITAL FORCE in life.
Let's undercover the roots of DIS'ease and return you back to
Trauma & Autoimmune
AUTOIMMUNE & TRAUMA - There are many factors which can IGNITE autoimmune conditions. One factor can be Trauma. Research studies illustrate the affect traumatic events contribute towards developing AI several years after.
Traumatic events can leave individuals in a state of fight or flight - suppresses our bodies and creating soil for chronic disease to manifest. (read more)
For information on the 4 Types of Trauma (click here).
When the Body says No
In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Bessel van der Kolk
Body Keeps The Score
The Paleo Approach
Where to start? Here are a couple of Book suggestions
There are lots of great books out there - all books here I have read myself, a starting point for your reading collection.
Journey to Better Health
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