The good news is that “60 is the new 40” and I always think it’s exciting to read about new medical breakthroughs which help us to live longer, healthier lives.
Nevertheless, a fact to stop us in our tracks is, that whilst we are increasing our lifespans, we are also spending more time with debilitating illness and disability. After reading an article in the Lancet reporting on a study called, ”The Global Burden of Disease”, I realised that many people over 60 have at least one chronic condition, and some are living with multiple ailments. It’s not unusual to hear of people being prescribed medication to manage the side effects of previous prescriptions, and so a vicious health cycle occurs. The cost to us, as well as society as a whole, is obvious.
Homeopathy has a lot to offer everyone, and this includes seniors, or “SWELS” (seniors with energetic lifestyles).
Homeopathic medicines are natural, non-toxic and don’t produce the kind of side effects often experienced by taking conventional medicines. In fact, they can be taken alongside prescription drugs and may even take the edge off some of the unpleasant reactions.
Health expectations have shifted quite considerably from previous generations, and we are now more informed than ever about the nature of our ailments and about natural medicine options. Many who come to see me in my practice have made healthy lifestyle choices in terms of diet, exercise and the occasional use of botanical medicine or nutritional supplements. So when they come to see me, we discuss homeopathic care for a range of specific concerns like digestive disorders, joint problems, cognitive shifts, skin changes, urinary or prostate problems, issues related to anxiety or depression (especially grief, loss and loneliness) or sleep (or the lack thereof!).
Homeopathy is a great fit for these patients. I take an in-depth consultation that reviews the patient’s body systems, to try and get an understanding of the stresses impacting that particular person’s life, which then leads to the selection of a tailor made solution. This comes in the form of a constitutional remedy, which will improve their chief complaint while also helping to improve their overall well being, level of energy, digestion and sleep.
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