What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural medicine that seeks to stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanism and address the underlying causes of your ill health. In good health, your body is in balance, but when it becomes overwhelmed you produce symptoms and become ill.
Homeopathy has been in use for over 200 years and is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the most widely used medicines in the world today.
* Homeopathic medicines are made from natural ingredients, mainly plants and minerals.
* They are not tested on animals.
* They are safe and do not cause side effects.
* They can safely be taken by all age groups including babies, children, and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
* They are non-toxic and are not habit forming.
* You can take them alongside medicines that your doctor has prescribed.
Homeopathy treats the person, not the disease. We know that people experience the same diagnosed illness in different ways. Homeopathy is all about looking at those differences and seeing what is unique and individual about that person’s experience. In this way the homeopath can prescribe a remedy that best matches the whole person, rather than lots of different medicines to treat each symptom.
What Can It Treat?
It is used very effectively in acute conditions such as fevers, sore throats and toothache. it can also support your system when dealing with chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome and ME, arthritis, eczema, asthma, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
People may consult a homeopath having been given a medical diagnosis, or just with a feeling of ‘not being right’. They may come with physical ailments, or with anxiety, depression or phobias, with recurring conditions such as asthma, IBS or migraines, chronic illness such as psoriasis or arthritis, or acute ailments such as ‘flu, ear infection or ailments from an injury. The response of the homeopath is always the same – what is it about this person that makes their symptoms different from someone else suffering from the same complaint. Homeopathic medicines are then prescribed with the individual firmly in mind.