Dr Gabriella Day medical homeopath Chichester, Oxford, Southampton and Winchester
I am a GP in Southampton. I began training in homeopathy as it is clear that for many conditions conventional treatment options are not effective and can have unwanted side effects. It seemed to me that there must be another way to help people suffering from symptoms such as these.
I am in easy reach to see patients from Southampton, Winchester, Andover, Hook, Basingstoke, Chandlers Ford and Romsey.
I believe in whole person medicine. No illness exists in isolation. The human body is immensely sophisticated and complicated and we do not understand it fully. Therefore the illness cannot be separated from the person suffering the disease. This may be as simple as stress impairing the immune system to far more complex interactions.
Homeopathic treatment seeks to match the underlying disturbance in the system and stimulate the body to correct itself.
My registering body is the faculty of homeopathy- the professional body responsible for training medical professionals in homeopathy and for monitoring continuing professional development.
Remedies that have been used historically for epidemics include gelsemium, bryonia alba, eupatorium perfoliatum, arsenicum album and camphor. Homeopathic pharmacies include Helios, Ainsworths, Freemans, Weleda and Nelsons. For home use a 30c potency is appropriate.
There has been advice that NSAIDs (including ibuprofen and naproxen) may be unhelpful to the body's immune response to the infection.
Vitamins C, D and zinc are helpful in supporting the immune system.