What is Homeopathy?

The Principles of Homeopathy

 

What is Homeopathy?

MedicinesHomoeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Homoeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. A Homoeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health.

It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world. While it is most popular in India and South America, over thirty million people in Europe, and millions of others around the world, also benefit from its use.

What makes Homoeopathy special for me is that each person is treated as an individual even if you have the same symptoms as ten other people there is every chance that all of you will get a different remedy. This is because the Homoeopath considers every aspect of the person and selects a remedy based on that information. There is a remedy for everyone we just have to find the right one!

Yin YangAs a Homoeopath I do not diagnose and I always encourage that my patients maintain a relationship with their Doctor. Homoeopathy is a Complementary treatment and I hope one day all the different disciplines will be able to identify and acknowledge the benefits each offer and that they can work together to find optimal health solutions for their patients.

I chose this image because it reflects so much about our health and our healthcare systems. The yin and yang are opposites and yet complementary. We all have both aspects within us and we need both to make us complete as I believe is the case with our healthcare systems.

 

The Principles of Homeopathy

Homoeopathy is based on sound principles; these include:

  1. The Totality of Symptoms must be taken into account. Put simply a Homoeopath will consider all of your symptoms together rather than prescribing a remedy for each symptom
  2. The Law of Simi liars is applied to select the right remedy for you. Your symptoms will be assessed and the remedy that produces the symptoms most similar to yours will be the remedy chosen for you. This is commonly known as ‘Like cures Like’
  3. The Vital Force or energy of a person influences the strength of their immune system and helps a Homoeopath decide on the potency (strength) of a remedy for you.

Homoeopaths use the least amount of substance to stimulate the body and its own healing ability.

 

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