Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years, is one of the most popular complementary therapies in the UK and is practised in many regions of the world.
It is a system of medicine using very dilute substances to stimulate the body’s own natural restorative powers. It works on the principle that ‘like cures like’, so what can cause a set of symptoms in a healthy person, can be used to cure them when used in minute amounts.
The remedies are mainly mineral, or plant based, these are then added to lactose tablets or pills. The active ingredient is diluted many times, with shaking between each dilution; the more dilute the stronger the potency. Laboratory research is focusing on the ability of water to retain a memory of the substance it has been in contact with, and there is a growing body of clinical evidence demonstrating homeopathy has a positive effect.
Homeopathy is safe to use in children, the elderly, in pregnancy and can be used alongside other medication without adverse effects.
What is homeopathic podiatry?
Homeopathy is used in podiatry to treat conditions of the skin, bones, and nails of the foot and lower limb. It can be used for conditions such as verrucae, corns, and bunions, or where other treatments cannot be used, or have failed.
It is gentle and non – invasive and encourages interest in maintaining foot health.
Following a podiatric assessment the practitioner identifies a specific homeopathic remedy.
Some Useful Homeopathic Remedies for Common Foot Problems
Athletes Foot – Sulphur 6c Silica 6c Tellurium 6c. One pillule four times a day, reduce on improvement. A Cream may be applied made with Tea Tree and Echinacea in conjunction with the pillules.
Bunion - Belladonna 6c Hekla Lava 6c Rhus Tox 6c. One pillule four times a day, reduce on improvement.
Corns & Callous – Antimonium Crud 6c Calendula (Marigold) 6c. One pillule three times a day , reduce on improvement.
Fungal Nail - Graphites 6c. One pillule three times a day reduce on improvement then stop.
Ingrown Nail – Thuja 6c South Pole 6c Arnica 6c. One pillule three times a day till improvement seen then reduce dose.
Verrucae – Thuja 6c. One pillule three times a day reduce on improvement then stop
Thuja Tincture maybe applied twice daily in conjunction with the pillules.