Homeopathy Homeopathic remedies may help reduce a number of physical side-effects caused by breast cancer including, nausea, lack of appetite, sore joints, hot flushes, insomnia and lymphoedema. Homeopathic remedies may speed up the healing of scars and reduce any swelling and bruising. They may help with nausea and vomiting, lack of appetite, sore joints, hot flushes, insomnia and lymphoedema. They may also help with the side-effects of radiotherapy and emotional distress, including anxiety, grief and low mood. Over 80% of our Visitors asked found that homeopathy helped very much with their particular concern. The practice is based on the theory of treating ‘like with like’. It is believed that using a substance which causes the same set of symptoms as those displayed in the illness can be used in tiny amounts to treat those symptoms. Homeopathic medicines are mainly made from plants and minerals and highly diluted. In this way they are safe to take under the guidance of a qualified homeopath and mostly work well alongside your medical treatment for breast cancer. Homeopaths treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of the illness. They believe that this form of medicine may help the body’s natural ability to heal itself. To find the right remedy, the homeopath will need to know as much about you as possible. This will include questions about your health, family, diet, lifestyle and personality. The remedies can be taken as pills or tablets, or as a liquid and are from a variety of sources including animal, vegetable, mineral and artificial. The homoeopath will advise on how to take the remedies. Homeopathy is available at London and Hereford Havens.