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Autumn 2018 – Arthritis, Gout, Rheumatism

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Editorial: Autumn 2018

Dear Reader,     Have you come across ‘Lachnantes tinctoria’?   I have used this remedy for a relative who complained of stiffness and tearing pain in the cervical spine. He had driven through a deep pothole some days prior, and had since felt discomfort and hurt in the neck and head. Moving the head, … Continue reading

What do you do when your heart is heavy and the “show” must go on?

        Heavy hearts do not always a good blog-writer make.   I really prefer to feel upbeat and positive when I write to you…and yet…here I am.   Many people I love are going through tough things in life right now. A cancer diagnosis. The death of a beloved mom. The sudden … Continue reading

Can Homeopathy Help with Arthritis?

      The short answer is unequivocally, “Yes!” The longer answer is “How?”     Perhaps the best way to illustrate this is to share a case from my own practice. I first met Jane (not her real name), a 46-year old female who presented with the following chief complaints: arthritis, tinnitus (ringing in … Continue reading

Is It Arthritis or Rheumatism?

Distinguishing Rheumatism from Arthritis in Homeopathy   By definition, according to the Oxford Dictionary, rheumatism is “inflammation and pain in joints, muscles or fibrous tissue.” Arthritis is “painful inflammation and stiffness of joints.” The key difference here is that, although both affect joints, rheumatism also affects muscles and fibrous tissue (arthritis only affects joints). Most … Continue reading

Homeopathic help for arthritis ?

  There are a variety of conditions of the joints that fall into the category ‘arthritis’. Actually there are over 100 types identified today. The label as such therefore refers to inflammatory processes of one or more joints, however the causes of these can be manifold. These can be an infection, a metabolic disorder, a … Continue reading

Gout, and the role of uric acid levels

    Gout is a very common form of arthritis that is characterized by inflammation of, usually, one of the smaller joints. Most commonly it is the joint of the big toe that is affected. Gout occurs principally in individuals that have increased uric acid levels in their bloodstream. This excess of uric acid, deposits … Continue reading


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