Homeopathy Awareness Week focuses on sport health in the Olympic year.

Nelsons, the UK’s largest manufacturer of natural healthcare products, has linked up with the Society of Homeopaths to support Homeopathy Awareness Week. This year, there is a sport theme as they join the rest of the country to wish Team GB ‘GOOD LUCK!’

Wimbledon-based company Nelsons is used to sporting excellence with All England Lawn Tennis Club round the corner and this year, the courts will be open in June, July and August as the top international players compete. And Central London is gearing up for more visitors than ever before including Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy, based in the centre of the action on Duke St W1. They are ready for a busy Homeopathy Awareness Week as tourists flock to buy natural healthcare products, pick up homeopathic prescriptions and seek advice from their in-store experts.

Originally founded by The Society of Homeopaths in 2000, Homeopathy Awareness Week is taking place from 14th – 21st June 2012. Their theme of sport health is especially relevant this year as a recent survey has found that an alarming 43%  of people have suffered a sprain during exercise or sport. Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries because they occur and can reoccur again and again, affecting 53% of people keen to exercise.

Nelsons was keen to discover how athletes have used homeopathy to help them achieve their goals and found out that Olympic 100m Champion Linford Christie, recommends homeopathic Arnica to help with sporting injuries: ‘I am a fan of arnica and recommend all the Athletes in my Street Athletics programme have it in their kit bag to help with sprains and strains.’

Jayne Torvill, legendary Olympic figure skating Gold medallist and Dancing on Ice star, also trusts Arnica:  ‘When I fall on the ice, I treat my bruises with arnica tablets or cream, which seems to help’.

And it doesn’t stop there. Homeopathy fans include Olympic tennis superstar Boris Becker, two time javelin Olympic medallist Kate Schmidt and our very own football icon and Team GB hopeful, David Beckham.

Susanne Haar, pharmacist based at Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy recommends homeopathic remedies for sporting injuries: ‘Arnica is one of the most common homeopathic remedies to try with sporting injuries as it helps ease symptoms of sprains, strains and bruising, but other remedies can complement arnica to aid healing. Ruta grav is a remedy to try for shin injuries because it helps the healing of bruises. It is also suitable for strain injuries. Rhus tox is another remedy to consider for sprains. Try Rhus tox if the sprain seems stiff and painful during or after rest, typically when you first wake up in the morning.’

The UK’s Homeopathy Awareness Week takes place from 14th – 21st June 2012. To support Brits suffering with sports related injuries, natural healthcare specialist Nelsons online resource www.HealThroughHomeopathy.com features jargon-free, practical information and advice on how homeopathy can help.

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