Homeopathy is a gentle and effective system of medicine which can be used on its own or alongside other treatments, conventional or holistic. Based on the ancient medical principle of "like-cures-like" homeopathic remedies stimulate the body's natural, self-healing power to repair and regenerate itself.
Homeopathy views the individual person as the main target of treatment, rather than an organ or a part of the body. The symptoms of your illness are seen as the outward signs of a condition that involves you as a whole. Homepathy treats you as the unique person you are, working with the body, sustaining its efforts of recovery.
The scientific principles and practice of homeopathy were developed more than 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor. He was the first to introduce the scientific testing of medicinal substances on healthy people, before treating the sick. His greatest discovery, however, was that highly diluted natural substances prepared through a process called "potentisation" have a profound healing effect, when used according to the ancient medical principle of "like cures like".
What Are Homeopathic Remedies?
Homeopathic remedies are dynamic medicines which affect the mind, energy and the body. They are made from natural substances found in the plant, mineral and animal world.
During the homeopathic pharmaceutical process the original substance is diluted successively as well as vigourously succussed (shaken). This process brings out the pure remedial powers within a substance whilst removing all physical toxicity. This is why homeopathic remedies have no toxic side effects and can be used safely by babies, pregnant women and the elderly.
What Can Homeopathy Help?
Homeopathy treats the person rather than a named "disease" so potentially it can help patients with a wide range of conditions, both acute and chronic. Illnesses commonly seen in the homeopathic clinic include recurrent infections, skin, digestive and respiratory conditions, menstrual and menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, migraine and stress related disorders such as anxiety and insomnia.