A natural path to healing
Homeopathy has been well established in England for over two hundred years, having been developed by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843).
It is one of the most gentle, effective and sympathetic forms of healing. It is a holistic therapy, which means that it takes into consideration the individual as a whole.
Homeopathy addresses the underlying cause of an illness and does not work to suppress symptoms. Instead, remedies work from within to strengthen the body’s immune system and restore health, which can lead to increased levels of well-being.
When we are healthy, as well as experiencing good physical health, we can enjoy a sense of well-being, a feeling of personal freedom and an ability to withstand stress.
Homeopathic treatment involves obtaining a complete picture of the patient. Homeopathy respects everyone as an individual and understands that each person is unique and will respond to disease or stress in different ways, both physically and emotionally. For example, one person may be tearful with their stress, another angry.
So, rather than one standard treatment for a particular illness, such as the prescription of an antibiotic, in homeopathy patients will need different remedies for the same condition, depending on their personal response to their illness. For that reason, to find the correct remedy individually suited to the patient, many factors must be taken into account. Initial consultations therefore, can take up to 1 ½ hours.
Homeopathic remedies are made from a variety of materials including plant, mineral and animal substances, diluted many times to minute doses. They act to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms, a bit like jump starting your car, thereby allowing the body to heal itself and strengthen its vitality. Our bodies are naturally self-regulating. When we are cold we shiver, which helps us to warm up. When we have an infection our body can develop a temperature, which will kill off the bugs. Ideally we should be able to withstand any stresses that come our way and naturally heal ourselves. Sometimes we can become unbalanced and at those times, we can become ill or ‘dis-eased’. This can be triggered by many different factors: lack of sleep, stress, arguments, shock, bereavement, relationship problems, anxiety and pollution to name but a few.
At times like these, homeopathic remedies can be prescribed to help regain that balance and bring order back to the body.
Being healthy is more than just an absence of disease. When we are healthy, as well as experiencing good physical health, we can enjoy a sense of well-being, a feeling of personal freedom and an ability to withstand stress. Homeopathy can help you to realise this and I would encourage you to try it.