What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is based on the natural Law of Similars, and works on the principle that disease can be cured by a medicine which, when given to healthy people, produces similar symptoms to that disease.
This Law of Similars was discovered about 200 years ago by a German physician called Samuel Hahnemann He introduced a system of ‘proving’ which systematically tested medicinal substances by giving them to healthy human beings and recording the observed changes.
From these provings detailed remedy pictures have been compiled which have been confirmed by clinical experience. Hahnemann also observed that only minute amounts of the appropriate medicine were needed to stimulate the body into building up resistance to disease and restore health to the system.
What can Homeopathy treat?
Homeopathy can be used to treat many health problems, including:
Headaches and migraines
Digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome
Eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions
Anxiety and panic attacks
Asthma and hayfever
Rheumatism and arthritis
Period problems and menopausal symptoms
and much much more
It can help with many conditions that do not respond well to drugs.
Who uses Homeopathy?
The answer is quite simple anyone! People are attracted to it because of its gentleness, power and ability to treat everyone as an individual. Many are first drawn to homeopathy as an alternative to potentially harmful drugs.
Homeopathy is invaluable in treating children, the elderly, pregnant women, weak and fragile patients as well as more hearty clients.
What is the treatment like?
When you go for a consultation, the homeopath will spend the necessary time getting to know all about you. You will be asked many questions about yourself, your lifestyle, the past health of yourself and your family, and about your illness.
After your case has been carefully considered, you will be prescribed a remedy, usually in the form of pills which are easy to take and have a pleasant taste. They are non toxic and not habit forming.
What can I expect to happen?
Patients often feel a sense of well being and optimism after taking a remedy. It occasionally happens that your symptoms may appear a little worse for a short time. This is a good sign and shows that the remedy is taking effect, soon after which you will begin to feel that recovery is indeed taking place.
Homeopathy can be used by anyone of any age for most physical and emotional complaints. It can also help where other forms of medicine find the symptoms too vague to treat but YOU know something is not right.
Its gentle and non invasive nature means many are first attracted to it as an alternative in pregnancy or for children’s health problems such as ear aches, asthma, eczema, sleep or emotional problems. It can help arthritis, hypertension, hayfever, allergies, menstrual and digestive disorders, to name but a few.
Emotional states such as grief, trauma, depressions or anxiety can manifest themselves in physical symptoms which can prevent people from moving on. Homeopathic treatment can help problems like these to be overcome.