What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a safe, effective and gentle system of healing which works by stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Homeopathic medicines are non-toxic, non-addictive and free from side effects.
Homeopathy is both a science and an art. It is a system of medicine that takes into account the mental, emotional and physical characteristics of the individual. In treating the whole person, not just the symptoms, it is extraordinarily effective in restoring health and vitality. Patients frequently report not just improvement in their physical and emotional health but that, because they feel better in themselves, they have been able to make beneficial changes in their lives.
Homeopathy does not treat the disease, it treats the person - individuality is the essence of homeopathic treatment.
How does homeopathy work?
Homeopathic medicine is based on the idea of treating 'like with like'. This means that a substance that can create symptoms in a healthy person can also cure someone who is suffering from similar symptoms. So, for instance, the homeopathic remedy 'Urtica' which is made from stinging nettle, is a remedy frequently used in the treatment of hot, prickly conditions such as heat rash and allergic skin reactions. Homeopaths have thousands of such remedies from which to choose.
How homeopathy can help you?
Many people turn to complementary medicine when conventional treatment has been ineffective or caused unwanted side effects. Others do so because they want gentler, more holistic treatment. The following are some of the conditions which can benefit from homeopathy and herbs, either as alternative treatments, or as complementary therapies. Treatment with homeopathy can take place alongside conventional medicine.
Homeopathy treats the whole person, not just the disease, but these are some conditions that respond particularly well to homeopathic treatment.
- Anxiety/panic attacks
- Back pain
- Behavioural difficulties in children
- Chronic fatigue
- Coughs, colds, sore throats
- Eating disorders
- Glandular fever
- Hay fever
- Glue ear
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Menstrual disorders
- Morning sickness
- Painful periods
- Post operative recovery
- Thyroid problems
Who can benefit from homeopathic treatment?
Homeopathy is suitable for anyone of any age, including babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly. Homeopathic remedies can be taken safely alongside conventional medicines.
How long does treatment take?
As a general rule, the longer you have had a particular condition, the longer treatment will take. If you have had your condition for many years it will probably take appointments over several months (we often say one month for every year you have had the condition) before your symptoms are clear, although some improvement should be seen much sooner. If your condition is more recent, you may only need a couple of appointments. However, as everyone is an individual there will be variation.
How do I know if homeopathy is right for me?
Homeopathy is very personal and can be influenced by the relationship and rapport with your homeopath. Please ring me on 01243 263541 for a no obligation chat to explore whether homeopathy can benefit you. Interestingly, you don't have to believe in the benefits of homeopathy (although a willing partnership between patient and homeopath is always best) for it to be effective - homeopathy works on babies and even animals and they can have no belief.
I’d like to find out more about homeopathy, where can I look?
The Society of Homeopaths is an excellent resource for finding out more about homeopathy. Here you can not only find out more about homeopathic treatment, but you can also read up on current and past research.
You can visit their website to find out more: www.homeopathy-soh.org