What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine, which has a different approach to disease and remedies from that of conventional or allopathic medicine. In Homeopathy the symptoms of the illness are viewed as an indication or sign of the bodies endeavour to heal itself. Homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body’s own natural healing capacity with remedies acting as a trigger.
Homeopathy has been well established for almost 200 years, although the principles upon which it is based have been known for thousands of years. It was organized into a modern science by Samuel Hahnemann a German doctor and chemist. Hahnemann was instrumental in the development of ‘like curing like’, that is to say a substance that would normally create the symptoms of a disease in a healthy person will actually cure that disease in a sick person.
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. You do not have to be ill to benefit from homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy can be used by anyone of any age, for all physical, mental and emotional problems. Its gentle and non-invasive nature means many are first attracted to it as an alternative in pregnancy or for children’s health issues.
What is Homeopathic 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 you and your family and any symptoms of illness you may currently have.
After your case has been carefully considered you will most probably be prescribed a remedy, usually in the form of pills, flower essences and herbal tinctures. All remedies are easy to take, non-toxic and non-habit forming.
After I take the Homeopathic remedy…?
All remedies are easy to take, non-toxic and non-habit forming. People often feel a sense of well being and optimism after taking a remedy. It is sometimes the case 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.
Can Homeopathic remedies be taken with conventional medicines?
Yes. Homeopathic remedies will not interfere with the effectiveness of conventional/allopathic medicine.
Are there any side effects from Homeopathic remedies?
Homeopathy is a completely safe system of medicine; it is by its very nature unable to be anything but of benefit to the patient. This is why it is safe for the very young, the elderly and the infirm. There are no side effects or drug dependencies possible with such a sure and gentle method of treatment.
The only ’side effects’ are that people frequently find that their health improves in other ways over and above curing the problem that they originally sought help for.