Keith Smeaton R.S.Hom. Homeopath in Surrey & South East London

Introduction to my homeopathy practice.

My name is Keith Smeaton and my homeopathy practice is based in Reigate in Surrey, which covers both the East Surrey and North Sussex areas.......
and Blackheath in South East London (SE3) which covers the Blackheath, Greenwich, South East London (Charlton, Lewisham, Deptford, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Plumstead, Dartford) and Kent areas.

Consultations with me are available :-
face-to-face, (Preferable if possible)
by on-line chat, (Skype}
by telephone, 01737 243601
or by email [email protected]

The Reigate practice attracts patients from the Redhill, Godstone, Kingswood, Tadworth, Dorking, Caterham, Oxted, Horley, Crawley, Godstone, East Grinstead, Caterham, Oxted and Westerham areas, as well as from the local Redhill and Reigate area.




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Topic of the month - Hay Fever and seasonal rhinitis

Hay fever
According to the British Allergy Foundation, studies have shown that approximately one in four of the UK population will suffer from an allergy at some point in their lives and by far the most common is hay fever. It is prevalent worldwide.

The good news is there are a range of homeopathic remedies, supplements and natural products to help ease the symptoms.

Read about homeopathic treatment for Hay Fever

Firstly, What is Hay Fever?

Hay fever, otherwise known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to airborne substances that affect the upper respiratory passages - the nose, sinus, throat and frequently also the eyes. It is the most common of all the allergic diseases - about 15 per cent of the population in industrialised countries suffer from hay fever. The symptoms usually appear first in childhood and then lessen by the age of 30 or 40. Over 20% of young people suffer from the allergy and symptoms are often worse during school exam times, potentially undermining achievement.

What are the symptoms of hay fever?

  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Frequent sneezing, a bunged up or runny nose
  • Itching on the roof of the mouth
  • Sometimes wheezing or a burning sensation in the throat
  • Coughing

    Why do you get hay fever?

    Different microscopic substances get into the nose and cause the body to produce antibodies and release histamine. Histamine irritates the upper respiratory passages, making them swell and producing the typical hay fever symptoms. Usually, harmless substances entering our system, like pollen, are ignored. However, the immune systems of allergic people cannot distinguish between harmful and harmless substances, and pollen becomes the enemy. A tendency to suffer allergies is often hereditary. The most common causes of hay fever are:
  • tree pollen such as elder, elm, hazel and especially birch (spring hay fever).
  • grass pollen (summer hay fever).
  • mugwort and hybrids such as chrysanthemum (autumn hay fever).

    Homeopathic treatment for hay fever

    The best way to have hay fever treated homeopathically is to consult a professional homeopath. Treatment is tailored specifically for the individual and can reduce symptoms dramatically.

    Remedies can also be given outside the hay fever season to act preventatively and to boost the immune system.

    Hay fever remedies are also available over-the-counter. Boots the Chemist and Holland and Barratt sell Nelsons PollenA and New Era Combination H.

    testimonials page in Tunbridge Wells (01892 – 537254) sell remedies made from mixed pollen and/or mixed grasses, various tree pollens, and, if you know what you are allergic to, you can buy a remedy made from the substance to help your desensitisation. e.g. Fragaria (strawberry)


    Luffa Nasal Spray (20ml) works by rinsing and cleansing the nose of hay fever causing allergens. It also restores fluid and moisture in the nasal passages, making the nose feel soothed and more comfortable.

    Hay fever is associated with an oversensitive immune system, of which 70% is located in the gut. Studies have shown that live bacteria supplements help rebalance gut flora and support a healthy immune response.

    The good news is there is a range of homeopathic remedies, supplements and natural products to help ease the symptoms.
    Pollinosan Luffa Nasal Spray Luffa Nasal Spray (20ml) works by rinsing and cleansing the nose of hay fever causing allergens. It also restores fluid and moisture in the nasal passages, making the nose feel soothed and more comfortable.

    Optibac Probiotics for Daily Immunity
    Hay fever is associated with an oversensitive immune system, of which 70% is located in the gut. Studies have shown that live bacteria supplements help rebalance gut flora and support a healthy immune response.

    Exams and Stress Relief

    Studying for and taking exams can be extremely stressful, whatever age you are. I receive many calls for help with stress, exam nerves and concentration issues whether school, university or work related and I have some suggestions to reduce the symptoms significantly.

    Healing Herbs Exam Spray

    Healing herbs exam spray is a combination of Bach Flower essences to focus the mind and help concentration.

    book an appointment time.


  • Testimonials

    Here below are my most recent testimonials

    'Dear Keith. I just wanted to say thank you for the remedy you have given me, it has made me feel so much better. I haven't felt as well as this for ages. Sometimes maybe people forget how much your thoughtful cure and attention has helped and sustained them. Thanks again for your kind and professional help' Valerie, Reigate


    “From Juliet. Oxted, England ( Insomnia)
    Thought you'd like to know that I took your first treatment last night and as usual, it had an immediate effect. I slept all the way through from 11 to 6, amazing. The longest sleep I've had in memory.
    So thank you, your remedies are brilliant.


    “From Lynsey. Sutton, England ( Children with molluscum contagiosum)
    I just wanted to let you know how amazed we are by the treatment you gave to Jacob & Izabella. Izabella’s has pretty much gone and Jacob’s are a 1000 x better than they were. It looks like it's clearing up.
    Thanks so much. We will still keep our appointment for now but will cancel if we need to nearer the time.
    I will be using homeopathic remedies in the future after seeing how well this worked.
    Thanks Lynsey


    “From Indre. Greenwich, England ( Child with hay fever )

    "Last Monday we visited you at the Complementary Health Centre because Jaras had hay fever and we wanted to treat it with homeopathy. He is much better now after only a few days. Knowing Jaras will probably suffer from hay fever again next year, we will come back to you next year before the symptoms appear.”

    “From Joan. Bexleyheath, England ( Chronic Fatigue )
    "I have found your remedies of great help and I thank you for the advice and treatment"



    To book an appointment, please telephone the homeopathic practice nearest to you.
    • Tel: 0208-297-8887 for Blackheath
    • Tel: 01737-243601 for Reigate

    or please send me an email to request further details, or to book an appointment time.


    Pertinent quotes from remarkable people

    ’Our physiology creates disease to give us feedback, to let us know we have an unbalanced perspective, or we’re not being loving and grateful. So the body’s signs and symptoms are not something terrible’
    Dr John Demartini


    The key to a long and healthy life is to have "something to live for, the joy and goal of living."
    the Japanese model of ikigai

    Your body hears everything your mind says Naomi Judd


    ’Exceptional patients refuse to be victims. They educate themselves and become specialists in their own care.
    They question the doctor because they want to understand their treatment and participate in it. They demand dignity, personhood and control, no matter what the course of the disease'
    Bernie S. Siegel






    The Reigate practice attracts patients from the Redhill, Godstone, Kingswood, Tadworth, Dorking, Caterham, Oxted, Horley, Crawley, Godstone, East Grinstead, Caterham, Oxted and Westerham areas, as well as from the local Redhill and Reigate area.

    The Blackheath practice attracts patients from Brockley, New Cross, Lewisham, Lee, Greenwich, Plumstead, Catford, Bromley, Sidcup, Welling, Bexleyheath, Orpington, and other South London areas, as well as from the local Blackheath area.


    Homeopathic remedies can be helpful for an enormous number of conditions.

    Some of the most regularly treated conditions include:
    asthma, eczema and psoriasis; digestive problems, including colitis and irritable bowel; women's hormonal imbalances, including headaches or migraines, heavy or irregular periods, fibroids, cysts and endometriosis; other menstrual problems, and the menopause.

    Mental and emotional problems such as anxiety and depression are also commonly seen.
    For a more detailed list, see the webpage 'Can Homeopathy help me?'

    1. PMS Pre-menstrual syndrome
    "Women can be, and many are, greatly affected by hormone fluctuations. Sometimes it gets to the point of feeling totally overwhelmed - as if for a time they have lost control of their life," says Christiane Northrup, MD, author of The Wisdom of Menopause and Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom. Dieting, stress, anxiety, depression - even exercise -are all among the factors that can create a hormonal imbalance. So there are plenty of opportunities for things to go awry.

    How does Homeopathy help hormonal issues?

    Homeopathy treats each case individually by addressing the whole person: the physical, the mental and the emotional. Do you find that the core emotional issue for you tends to worsen around your period or during hormonal changes? For example, if you have occasional feelings of low self confidence and depression or carry around resentment or anger, you may notice them heightening around the times of your hormonal changes. Your hormones may be intensifying these feelings, often a great deal, during these times. Homeopathy not only addresses the imbalance of your hormones, but heals the underlying mental or emotional pain that you may be harboring underneath. This phenomenal system creates a sense of equilibrium by healing on a deep level, rather than just treating or suppressing outward symptoms. With the correct homeopathic remedy, the body and mind will regain the vitality and balance it once had without the use of chemicals or guesswork on our systems.


    How does a homeopathy consultation work?

    Different people react in different ways to the same illness and in order to find the correct remedy I will need to know not only physical symptoms but also as much as possible about you and how your symptoms affect you.

    After your first consultation, which will take about one hour, I will prescribe a remedy for you.

    How quickly you will be cured depends very much on what sort of illness you have. A complaint you have had for a long time will not normally disappear overnight, other conditions often improve rapidly. You will usually be asked to come back for a follow-up consultation 2-6 weeks after the first consultation. This and subsequent appointments will last half an hour.

    Whether your symptoms are mainly physical or emotional, or a combination of both, you will be asked to give as much information about yourself as possible at the consultation. As well as all the details of your current complaints, your homeopath will ask you to talk about your personality, lifestyle, moods, reactions to different situations, and your relationships, fears and dreams. You will also be asked about your reaction to foods, the environment and the weather. For example: which climate suits you or bothers you most? Do certain climates aggravate your physical symptoms? Do you have allergies? Your homeopath will need to know about your family's medical history as well as your on personal health history. When you talk about your symptoms you need to go into as much detail as you can, starting with the time you first experienced changes in your health. Towards the end of the consultation the homeopath analyses all the information you have given them and tries to find the best remedy for you as an individual, to help stimulate your body to resolve all your current symptoms. You will be prescribed a remedy at the consultation, or else your remedy will be sent to you in the post shortly afterwards, with instructions.


    The fundamental principle of homeopathy

    The underlying principle of homeopathy is "like may be cured by like." This refers to the central philosophy that a substance which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure those same symptoms in a person who is ill.

    Homeopathy is a gentle and holistic system of medicine which works by stimulating the body’s own healing resources to overcome disease and bring about a lasting recovery. It recognises that all the symptoms of disease are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the person who needs treatment, not the disease.


    Where do homeopathic medicines come from?

    Homeopathic remedies are mainly prepared from sources in the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms. The difference between homeopathic medicines and allopathic or herbal preparations lies in the method of preparation.

    Homeopathic medicines are manufactured by repeatedly diluting and succussing (shaking) a preparation of the original substance in water and alcohol. After dilution the medicine is added to sucrose or lactose tablets, pillules or granules.


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