Modern homeopathy is a system of medicine, established for about 200 years, which uses natural remedies to stimulate the body’s self-healing powers. It is an holistic medicine which treats the symptoms of the body and mind as a totality. Homeopaths recognise that symptoms of ill-health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person, and that the whole person needs treatment, not just the isolated symptoms of a particular illness
The process of choosing the correct homeopathic remedy (the simillimum), involves paying very close attention to all symptoms, no matter how insignificant these may seem. These symptoms and their unique expressiveness are the most important clues in guiding the choice of homeopathic remedies. The selection of curative substance is always determined by what is special or individual about the patient
What are the key homeopathic principles?
What will cause symptoms in a healthy person will trigger the cure of a sick person with those symptoms (like cures like
All the patient's symptoms need to be taken into account when choosing a medicine (totality of symptoms)
Only one remedy should be given at a time in order to avoid confusion about what is happening,The dosage should be the smallest that will work
Symptoms are part of a continuous process of change and indicate movement towards greater health or illness (law of cure)
What are the key benefits of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy uses the body's own healing mechanisms, so there are no side effects or rebound effects
Homeopathy speeds up the process of recovery
Homeopathy does not force the body to do anything, so its action is as gentle as possible
Homeopathy is based on full and detailed records of the case and its progress