is a system of medicine based upon the Law of Similars (like cures like). Any substance, which can produce symptoms when administered to an healthy person, can also cure those same symptoms when exhibited in a sick person, if given in the right dose.
Homeopathic medicines work by stimulating the body’s natural immune defense systems triggering an healing response on a physical, mental and emotional level. Homeopathic treatment not only alleviates symptoms but aims to get to the cause of the illness, improving general health and reducing the susceptibility to illness.
Over the past 200 years the clinical effectiveness of Homeopathy has been clearly demonstrated. Today Homeopathic Medicine is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world and is acknowledged by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The efficacy of homeopathic medicine has been proven time and again through clinical trials that have been run throughout the world. Some of these trials in efficacy have been published in medical journals such as The Lancet and The British Medical Journal.
Homeopathy, Illness and Disease
Homeopathic medicine treats the individual holistically. Homeopaths see all symptoms as a representation of an underlying state of ill health, an inner imbalance of the person, rather than a disease of a single part. Homeopathic treatment allows the individual to eliminate physical, mental and emotional health issues.
Homeopathy works by using minute doses of substances. Homeopathic medicines are made from any substance in the natural world. They are prepared by a specialised method of serial dilution and succussion where powerful healing properties in the substance are liberated. It is this process that renders the remedies powerful enough to stimulate the body’s natural healing forces, yet safe enough to be taken by babies and during pregnancy.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Homoeopathic medicine is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for all ages. The medicines are safe, natural, non-toxic, non-addictive and they do not interact with conventional medicines. There are no risks of side effects and any possible aggravation is short-lived.
What To Expect From The Consultation
Homeopathic treatment is specific to the individual, so in order to find the best medicine for you, your homeopath needs to fully understand you and your symptoms.
The initial consultation can take up to 1½ hours where a full case history is taken. This consultation covers, in detail, your symptoms and may go into things such as medical history, family history, lifestyle, sleep patterns, reactions to things such as food and weather, and consideration of your mental and emotional state.
Follow-up, acute conditions and children’s consultations are generally shorter.