What is homeopathy and how does it work?
Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. World Health Organisation recognises Homeopathy as the second largest therapeutic system in the world. It is founded on two principles that have occurred regularly throughout the history of medicine, both in eastern and western worlds. The first principle of ‘like cures like’ can be looked at in several ways. One way is to assume that the body knows what it is doing and that symptoms are the body’s way of taking action to overcome illness. The similar medicine acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the information it needs to complete its healing work. The second principle is that only the smallest amount should be given to enable the body to start healing itself. Less is more! This is sometimes hard for people to understand as we will advise you to stop the remedy once your symptoms improve. You do not continue to take your remedy once the body is healing itself. By stopping the remedy you are empowering the body to repair itself by not bombarding it with a treatment it no longer requires. In fact by continuing to take your remedy when the body is ‘repairing’ you may in fact produce new symptoms, or you may get well temporarily then all the symptoms come back again! Homeopathic medicines are manufactured using a process combining serial dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking). Homeopathic medicines are perfectly safe to use for babies, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and animals. Homeopathy is perfectly safe. This is because homeopathic medicines are made from a very small amount of the active ingredient. Two hundred years of practice, research and trials have proved the safety of this gentle system of medicine for both people and animals. Unlike some conventional drugs, homeopathic medicines are non-addictive and have no dangerous side-effects.
Why is homeopathy so popular?
Homeopathic treatment works with your body’s own healing powers to bring about health and well being. You are treated as an individual, not as a collection of disease labels. Homeopathy treats all your symptoms at all levels of your being – spiritual, emotional, mental and physical and finds the ‘like cures like’ match for them. Homeopathically prepared remedies, providing the minimum dose, are gentle, subtle and powerful. They are non-addictive, and not tested on animals. “As you ought not to attempt to cure the eyes without the head, or the head without the body, so neither ought you to attempt to cure the body without the soul; and this is the reason why the cure of many diseases is unknown to the physicians of Greece, because the part can never be well unless the whole is well.” [Plato 2,400 years ago]