What is Homeopathy ?
Is a complete system of medicine with over 250 years of trials and clinical observations to support its methods.
It was established by a German physician and chemist Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) and was based on the principles of “like cures like”. Recognising that the human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself, he sought a system of treatment that would support the body and the mind. It had to be gentle, safe and effective.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine using a unique and highly individualised approach to each patient. The first consultation for a chronic or recurrent condition normally requires a full hour and a half as the practitioner takes the time to gain an in-depth understanding of your complete state of health. Physical, mental and emotional symptoms are all accounted for along with personal tendencies, history and family history. A visit to treat an acute condition, however, may take as little as 30 minutes and requires much less detail.
It is the second most used medicine in the world and is integrated into most hospital and health care system around the world.
The Sum of the whole
The organism is highly complex and all systems feed into one another so it will come as no surprise to learn that your emotional and mental symptoms are as important as your physical ones. Your homeopath will inquire about it all in order to build a well-rounded picture and to help them chose the best remedy. Your homeopath will ask about your emotional and mental states, your memory, your mood, your passions, and your interests. Some of us are more dramatic or more sensitive than others. Some thrive on attention, they need it, they demand it, others have to express themselves freely, and some are simply more pragmatic, they just take care of their responsibilities and don’t give their emotional lives too much attention.
Often a homeopath will support a patient emotionally as the remedy works deeply to restore balance. And sometimes the behavioral changes may be quite sudden. A person who was previously emotionally suppressed may start communicating their feeling more vocally or someone who was highly anxious will be able to move through their fears. Ultimately though the patient will move towards independence from the homeopath, as the remedy strengthens the emotional, physical, and mental bodies.
The organism is constantly trying to bring balance, and even more so after a disturbance. The symptoms of that process, are our compass, our guide to the action the organism takes to try to restore balance. If those symptoms are suppressed, the disturbance may be pushed further into the organism. Further physically but they may also be pushed into the emotional or mental bodies. It is the job of the homeopath to untangle this sequence of events. In re-strengthening the organism's innate integrity, previously suppressed symptoms may return. If the remedy is correct, they should be milder, but always let your homeopath know if you experience a return of old symptoms.
What are the Benefits ?
Treatment is aimed at restoring health on a physical, emotional/mental level by using the bodies own defences. The medicine helps to strengthen the body's own constitution so you are better equipped both physically and emotionally at whatever life throws at you.
Homeopathy can assist in the management of many conditions including preventive as well as being you back to health.
Here are some examples where homeopathy may be helpful.
Emotional and Mental: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Mood swings, Night terrors and phobias
Sleep: Insomnia, Feeling unrefreshed, Nightmares, fatigue
Head: Headaches, Migraines, vertigo
Skin: Eczema, Psoriasis, Warts, acne and other skin complaints
Food sensitivities and allergies: Gluten, Dairy, Wheat, dust mites, Cat and Dog hair.
Reproductive: Menopause, Pregnancy, irregularities in a period, PCOS, Thrush
Upper Respiratory: Asthma, cold, flu, coughs, ear infections, sinusitis, Hayfever
Digestive: Constipation, Diarrhoea, Pains, colic, reflux, heartburn, food allergies and intolerances, parasites
A homeopathic medicine is one, which is known to produce a well-defined set of symptoms if taken by a healthy person. This medicine is then used in the treatment of a patient presenting with that specific set of symptoms. The effect is displacement of the condition restoring constitutional balance and good health. Hence the term
"Like Cures Like"
The medicine comes from all kingdoms of nature. They are prepared by a method call 'potentiation" to precise standards in professional homeopathic pharmacies. The remedies are powerful even at extremely diluted potencies meaning event small doses can be very effective. More recent research has found that small neo particles may be the reason for it healing properties. As these particles are able to pass through cell walls. They are completely natural and can be used from birth to the very fragile.
Benefits for your pets
Homeopathy can assist on area both physical and emotional for animals, for example
rescue pets often have abandonment issues or fears,
bad behaviour such as barking, digging holes, bitting etc
recovery after surgery or injury
flee problems that cant be controlled or you want to control naturally.