How does Homeopathy work?

Many people are curious- just “How does Homeopathy work?” they wonder. Let me explain.

Homeopathic treatments are based on a number of principles, one of them being like cures like. What this means is that any substance which can cause disease symptoms in a healthy person can also help someone displaying similar symptoms of disease.

We need to understand the potential action of a remedy so we conduct provings. A proving happens when Homeopaths are interested in the action of a substance. A group will all take the prepared substance.They record their symptoms. 

The collective information then defines what symptoms the remedy can help a person with. A person with similar symptoms is given the remedy. The remedy helps rebalance their body.

Homeopathic remedies stimulate your immune system which prompts the body to begin the self healing process. The strength of a remedy is referred to as its potency. The decision on the dose you receive is based on both your energy and that of the remedy.

This is a simplified version of the homeopathic process but I hope you are now clearer on that question: ” How does Homeopathy work?”

More about remedies

Some remedies like people are quick acting and fiery and others work in a slower more deliberate manner. I will make an judgement on your energy and match that with the strength of the remedy I give you.

Homeopathic remedies are only taken until there is a change in your symptoms. It is important to only take as many as you need. This is because Homeopathy works on the principle of minimum dose i.e.just enough to stimulate the body to heal itself.

We are all different and so one dose may be enough for one person and someone else may need repeated doses.

Everything is based on you as the unique individual you are from remedy selection to potency. This is why the length of your treatment will depend on many factors and cannot easily be predicted. Some people respond quickly, others take and need more time.

I encourage patients to continue with regular maintenance appointments once the initial concern is addressed. This way you ensure you stay in a more healthy place all of the time.