'The highest idea of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health' - Samuel Hanhemann
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy was developed in its present form, in the late 1700's by Dr Samuel Hahnemann, a German chemist. The principles of Homeopathy have been known for many hundreds of years, as far back as Hippocrates.
The actual word 'Homeopathy' is taken from the Greek words for 'similar' and 'suffering'. It is this practice of treating 'Like With Like' that aims at restoring a healthy balance. This holistic medicine treats the whole person not the disease.
What can homeopathy treat?
As the person is the focus, not the illness, then any ailment can be treated with Homeopathy. Please note, treatment in this context does not imply cure but a detailed exploration of your case & suggestions for an indicated remedy.
What is a remedy?
A remedy is a minute dose of a vegetable, animal or mineral source.
They are non-addictive and because of the tiny amounts used they do not have toxic side-effects. This makes it highly suitable for babies & young children, pregnant women and people who are especially sensitive to conventional medicines.
All remedies are prepared by a licensed Homeopathic pharmacy and are in the form of a tablet, a powder or in liquid. The remedies taste pleasant and are best dissolved in a clean mouth. In practise this means not eating, drinking, or brushing teeth at least 10 minutes either side of taking them.
Remedies are particularly sensitive to strong smells and sunlight so should be stored away from them.
What happens once I've taken a remedy?
Remedies appear to act as a stimulant to your own natural healing process. Often this passes unnoticed, but sometimes some sort of clearing occurs, possibly emotional, through tears or dreams. This may also be felt in a physical manner in the form of cold symptoms, a discharge, slight rash, headache or other minor ailment.
Many people experience an increased sense of well-being soon after taking a remedy. Sometimes current symptoms may temporarily get worse. These are seen as good signs that the remedy is working and will generally resolve themselves in a few days. They are part of the natural healing process and are best not treated, with any sort of medicine, even homeopathic ones. These symptoms normally precede improvement.
How soon will treatment be effective?
This is as individual to each case as the treatment applied. Some situations may be resolved fairly quickly, such as those of a relatively short-term nature. Long-term problems or illnesses due to their chronic nature may take more time to show improvement.