What is Homeopathy?
Homoeopathy is a method of treating disease with very small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being displayed by the person who is ill. This is based on the natural Law of Similars. Homoeopathic remedies, which can be in the form of tablets or drops, are produced and dispensed in such a way as to be totally safe and non-poisonous.
Homoeopathic medicines, or remedies, are selected by the practitioner to stimulate the natural healing forces of the body itself so that the condition can be improved and eventually eradicated. Homoeopathy not only affects the physiological processes of the symptoms but also works with the cause or causes of the problem which can be different for each person, and when selecting a remedy the whole person must be taken into consideration – mind body emotions and spirit, the emotions having a great affect on the physical body.
Homoeopathy can be beneficial for many chronic and acute conditions and can work along side allopathic medicines.
Children are particularly responsive to homoeopathic treatment and their level of general health and resistance to infection can be quickly increased. Homoeopathy is safe during pregnancy and invaluable for supporting the elderly.
Although this is a therapy which is only now becoming more accepted, the Royal Family have been using homoeopathy for many generations and have an official Royal appointed homoeopath.
The practise of homoeopathy involves a detailed knowledge of general medicine, the Materia Medica and the patient, and although generally recognised as a therapy for chronic conditions it is extremely useful in First Aid situations and with repetitive acute problems which can respond extremely well.
Homoeopathy can be prescribed as a single therapy or when necessary it can be prescribed along side reflexology treatments or other therapies where appropriate.