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Written By Anna Hughes                              Date: 23/02/2024

An introduction from Homeopath; Anna Hughes

My name is Anna Hughes. I am a fully qualified, Registered Homeopath practising in Macclesfield and surrounding areas, keen to see improvements in the health and well-being of my patients. I love to work with people to help them live happier, healthier lives, and am frequently amazed by the power of homeopathy to help them to be
free of their symptoms.
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Anna Hughes

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of natural healthcare that has been in worldwide use for over two hundred years and is used by 200 million people worldwide.
Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability.
A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health.
Homeopathy may be used at all stages of life, including when pregnant and whilst breastfeeding. It is safe, non-toxic and can be safely used alongside all forms of medical treatment.
Homeopathic medicines, often called ‘remedies’, are usually given in the form of small tablets which dissolve under the tongue. They are easy to administer, even to babies and children.

How does homeopathy work?

Homeopathy works on the principle of ‘like cures like’. This means that a substance which causes certain symptoms when taken in large amounts can be used in small amounts to alleviate similar symptoms. The homeopathic remedy you are given is determined by your symptoms & how you are experiencing them and who you are as a person, not the name of the disease or condition which you have.
A person suffering from sleeplessness may be given a
homeopathic remedy made from coffee: coffee can cause sleeplessness in some people. Someone suffering from hayfever with streaming eyes and nose may be given allium cepa, a remedy made from onion. Another person suffering from hayfever but with different symptoms would receive a different remedy. The aim is to trigger the patient’s own system of healing so that their health can be restored, and they can live life to the full.
Further information about homeopathy and research into its efficacy is available at:
www.a-r-h.org
www.findahomeopath.org
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Who uses homeopathy?

Lots of people! Homeopathy treats you as a whole person, rather than specific conditions in isolation, so people experiencing a wide range of symptoms may seek homeopathy treatment.
 
People have consulted me about:
eczema, asthma, acne, cystitis, arthritis, sleep/appetite problems, migraine,
fatigue, psoriasis, constipation;
problems with recurrent infections/
well-being/immunity;
periods, difficulty conceiving, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, menopause;
grief, feeling low, anxiety, fears,
poor memory, stress-related symptoms;
colic, teething pains, colds, coughs,
ear-ache, fever, tonsillitis, ‘flu;
first aid situations (cuts, bruises, injuries, stings, trapped fingers, trauma).
Some people use homeopathy just for acute illnesses such as ear-ache or fever. Others first visit a homeopath with an acute illness but then carry on to have longer term treatment to try to improve their overall level of health and well-being. Still others make their initial contact with a homeopath about a long-term, chronic health concern.
Patients are always advised to keep in contact with their primary health care professional.
At the first consultation I spend about 1½ hours finding out about you: your current health concerns, medical history, personality and lifestyle. I need to understand how you experience your symptoms and how they affect your life so that I can match you with the most appropriate remedy.
 
I try to build up a picture of you as a person including your energy levels and the way you live: the more you can tell me, the better!
 
In subsequent consultations, usually every 4-6 weeks, I ask you about any changes that have occurred so that I can understand how you have responded to the remedy.
 
This enables me to determine what the next step of your treatment will be.
 
Remedies to help with the distress of symptoms of acute illnesses, such as fever, vomiting or flu, are usually selected much more quickly.
Everything you tell me in your consultations will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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For further information or to arrange a consultation please contact:
Anna Hughes
07985 130443
anna.hughes@talktalk.net
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