Celebrities are known to do some pretty outlandish things when it comes to their bodies, from thousand dollar face creams, to expensive detoxes and surgeries to Botox injections. Using Homeopathic remedies is one practice that celebrities use that is actually smart, healthy and safe. 200 years old, homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like”, using natural substances to stimulate the body’s self-healing system. Our Homeopathy for Better Health team has put together our favorite celebrity success stories to inspire you to explore the benefits of alternative medicine.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford – Cindy Crawford is an avid homeopathic user, telling Oprah that she always carries vials of homeopathic medicines where ever she goes. She relies on homeopathic remedies for her kids when treating bee stings, mosquito bites and bruises.
Model and Actress Pamela Anderson – When Pamela Anderson was diagnosed with Hepatitis C contracted from a shared tattoo needle she turned to a homeopathic doctor to treat her symptoms. Today Anderson has great health and credits homeopathy, saying that her liver has improved over the years.
Singer Songwriter Paul McCartney – Inspired by his wife Linda who saw results from using homeopathy during a bad case of tonsillitis, McCartney now turns to homeopathic remedies whenever he feels ill. Initially Linda used a prescription to treat the tonsillitis to have come back just a few weeks later. She then turned to alternative medicine and all symptoms were taken care of and were gone for good.
Actress Kim Cattrall – Cattrall swears by arnica, an herb often used to treat muscle pain, aches and bruises. For cold and flu Kim uses Oscillococcinum, a remedy that is highly popular in France where it is also manufactured. Cattrall was quoted saying “Arnica! I love it! I use it all the time because I bruise easily.”
Queen Elizabeth II - Her majesty has endorsed homeopathic remedies for years as did her mother, Queen Elizabeth, did until her death. She is said to never leave home without her Homeopathy first aid kit. Prince Charles, Diana and their children all were active users of homeopathy.
Homeopathic remedies work with your body’s own natural process to heal you gently and naturally. One of the most natural experiences a woman will go through in her life is pregnancy. It is an amazing, beautiful process that often times comes with different side effects caused by the physical and emotional changes your body endures in such a short amount of time. Coping with these new conditions can be difficult. There is a long list of over the counter medications that women cannot use during their pregnancy, leaving them with very few options to treat their symptoms. What some women may not know is that there are natural alternatives that can help soothe many of their illnesses. Morning sickness, headaches, muscle cramps, heartburn, varicose veins and fatigue can all be treated using natural homeopathic remedies that work with your body to alleviate symptoms, without any harm to you or your baby. Benefits to using homeopathy while pregnant include an increase in energy, boost to your immune system, no side effects, and complete safety. They can also help strengthen the woman both physically and psychologically, while keeping the baby safe. The homeopathic medicines used to treat pregnant women vary depending on the severity of the symptoms, the most common used are Sepia, Colchicum, Ipecac, Silicea and Pulsatilla. Homeopathy is often used during labor and childbirth as well. Women can experience a variety of different emotional and physical symptoms including a labor that has come on too quickly causing extreme pain, soreness during and after the birth, weak muscle tone in the uterus, poor circulation, nervousness, exhaustion, moodiness, and irritability. During the labor and childbirth stage of the pregnancy, you want to be feeling strong and confident so that you and the baby can have a safe delivery. Putting stress on you and your body can cause the baby to also feel stressed. Post childbirth, Arnica can help to speed up healing time for any bruising that was caused, Hypericum for nerve damage, Rsenicum to aid the bladder and Pulsatilla for breastfeeding. Since everything you will be feeling is a natural part of the child birthing process, homeopathic medicines may be the answer for you. Western medicine used during labor and childbirth isn’t always the best option, what may work for someone else may not work for you. At Homeopathy For Better Health we will work with you to identify your ailments and come up with an appropriate treatment plan that is tailored to you, your body and your baby.
No one has been able to master the exact cure for the common cold. There have been countless attempts and there are thousands of over the counter drugs that can help diminish symptoms of the common cold. Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve can all relieve pain, but do you know what you are putting into your body? Homeopathic treatments give you both results and are free of any harmful chemicals. Using natural resources like plants and minerals as an aid to treat the common cold, allows the body to heal using the “like cures like” principle. With the common cold being as “common” as it is, we have put together the top 5 plants that can assist in treating this everyday health issue.
Aconite also known as Aconitum or Monkshood is typically found in the north portion of the eastern hemisphere, through Europe and Great Britain. The root is commonly used to help treat the following:
- Sudden onset of cold after exposure to dry, cold wind
- Sudden onset after a shock, fear or trauma
- Anxiety or fear of death
Allium Cepa comes from the red onion and is very common in the management of:
- Nasal congestion
- Catarrhal headache in forehead, worse in warmth
- Hay fever
Arsenicum is considered one of the most important remedies in homeopathy; it is very useful for the following symptoms:
- Catches cold easily
- Chilly and shivery, aggravated by cold
- General and local amelioration by heat
- Frequent sneezing without relief
- Pains are usually burning in nature
Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade is a perennial plant native to Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. It has been used in herbal medicine for centuries as a pain reliever and is commonly used to subside the following symptoms:
- Sudden and violent onset
- Heat, alternating with chills
- Throbbing headache, worse from bright light, motion
- Cold hands and feet, but head is hot
Ferrum phosphoricum is a compound made up of iron and phosphorus and is a common homeopathic remedy. It can treat the following:
- Cold symptoms
- Low energy
- High fever, usually 102 degrees or higher, & shivering
- Flushed face