Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual rather than the disease. It is essentially natural healing. This highly effective yet gentle system of medicine was developed over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor.
Homeopathy is a therapy that recognises that individuals function on several levels: Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. The aim is to restore overall health to the individual. It can be used safely in conjunction with conventional medicine. This is due to the fact that the remedies are made from naturally occurring substances including plants, minerals and animals and are non-toxic.
The body has an innate self-healing ability and homeopathic remedies can stimulate this. This restores our inner strength and vitality leaving us feeling able to cope with whatever life can throw at us.
The benefits of homeopathy include its affordability, its gentleness on your body and its effectiveness – It really does work!
Principle of Homeopathy
Homeopathy works on the principle of “like cures like” which simply means that a substance that would normally cause symptoms in a healthy person can help heal someone who is experiencing similar symptoms.
For example, think of the onion and the effect it has on you when you cut into it. Your eyes sting, get red and start to water. Allium Cepa is a remedy made from red onion and is major remedy for Hayfever which has these symptoms.
What can Homeopathy be used for?
It can be used for a wide variety of complaints whether the person has had the symptoms for a long or a short period of time. It is excellent in first aid situations such as burns or stings, sports injuries, sprains and shock from an accident.
Homeopathic remedies are suitable for all the family, young or old but babies and children in particular respond very well to homeopathy and accurately chosen remedies will speed up recovery and alleviate pain.
Using homeopathy in conjunction with steps towards a healthy lifestyle is the most effective approach. These steps include eating a balanced diet suited to your particular needs, taking regular exercise and adequate relaxation. Never underestimate how important it is to spend time doing things that you enjoy doing. It’s the way to a healthy and happy mind.
Homeopathy is effective for everyday complaints such as:
Coughs and colds
Constipation or diarrhoea
Teething and ear infections (which often go together in children)
What happens during a Homeopathic consultation?
The first consultation can last from 1 hour to 1 ½ hours. The aim is to determine the root cause of the person’s illness or complaint.
You will be asked a range of questions about each symptom as the homeopath tries to get as complete a picture as possible of what is going on with your illness or complaint. All information is strictly confidential. The follow up consultations are usually between 30min and 1hr.
Chronic complaints can be treated quite effectively too.
Recurring conditions such as cystitis or sinusitis.
And many more long term conditions