Homeopathy is a form of medicine that goes back hundreds of years. First developed by a German Doctor named Samuel Hahnemann, this gentle and effective method treats the whole person as a unique individual; on a mental, emotional and physical level. Homeopaths believe that these divisions should be treated together.
It works on a principal known as the ‘law of similars’ where ‘like cures like’. A good example of this would be peeling an onion. This practice can cause your nose and eyes to run, and during a cold or when feeling the effects of hay-fever, some of the main symptoms relate to those experienced when peeling an onion – Allium cepa (onion derivative) may be used homeopathically to treat the cold.
Homeopathic medicines or remedies, are made from substances that are highly diluted and shaken. This process is known as potentisation, which ensures the medicine is safe and that there are no side effects. It can be given as a tablet, powder or liquid form. Remedies are not tested on animals but have gone through a process known as Proving.
Homeopathy helps the body naturally heal and can be used on everyone from babies through to adults. It can also be safely used throughout pregnancy. The medicines are non-toxic and non-addictive.
When to use Homeopathy
I have worked with clients who have had a wide range of ailments; some Acute conditions such as sore throats, coughs, ear aches and rashes. Other more Chronic conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis, IBS, insomnia, menopause, and menstrual problems. As well as Emotional issues such as anxiety, grief and stress.
These are just a very small example of the many ailments that can be helped by Homeopathy. The link below allows you to compare and contrast some of the different methods available for treating these.
Disclaimer: The contents of this website are for general information only. It is your responsibility to seek medical help and diagnosis as required. Homeopathy does not replace your GP or the need for hospital when appropriate.