Homeopathy is a safe, holistic and effective system of medicine that assists the natural tendency of the body to re-balance itself. It is free from toxic side effect and non-addictive, therefore suitable for the whole family. Homeopathy has been practised for over 200 years, and is based on the principles of ‘like cures like’. It recognises that all symptoms are an expression of an inner disharmony. It is therefore the person who needs treatment, not the disease.
Working with Nature
Homeopathy sees the symptoms of a disease as the manifestation of the body’s fight against an inner imbalance of the whole being. In other words, the symptoms are an expression of an imbalance on a deeper, energetic level. A homeopath respects this natural tendency, and attempts to work with it rather than against it. He therefore seeks to understand the whole patient and not just isolated illness, making this an effective holistic approach. The homeopathic remedy triggers the body’s own natural response and innate healing powers to re-balance the system from within.
Patient as an Individual
Conventional medicine looks at disease as separate from the person who has them. A homeopath on the other hand, tries to perceive the individual behind the disease, and looks at the complete collection of symptoms the individual displays. No matter what the presenting complaint, the homeopath will take into account the mental, emotional and physical state. It is only by treating the whole person (with a complete collection of mental, emotional and physical symptoms) that a real and lasting cure can ever be accomplished.
Who is Homeopathy for?
Being safe, gentle and non addictive, homeopathy is suitable for everyone. It is especially popular for children, babies, during pregnancy and when all else has failed. Homeopathic remedies do not interfere with any other medication and can safely be taken alongside other medication. Homeopathy has an element of ‘talking therapy’ (the case taking can be a healing experience) and employs energy medicine (the remedies) to trigger a re-balancing reaction.
Homeopathy is a prescription (based on the whole person) that causes a reaction in YOU, and it is this reaction (to the remedy) that cures YOU from within. In other words, homeopathy, is based on the the philosophy that our remedies act as a signal that energizes or stimulates the body’s innate natural energies, thus mobilizing the inner defence systems to working on the mental, emotional and physical levels alike, to kick start a re-balancing process from within. This in turn will lead to a general improved level of well-being so that you will only need occasional treatment. Homeopathic remedies are derived from various sources including plants, minerals, animals and metals, as well as other substances such as chocolate. The remedies are usually given in the form of small tablets, or a water based liquid, to suit your case.