What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine with its own philosophy and methodology that has stood the test of time. It was developed by a German medical physician and scientist – Samuel Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century. The word homeopathy is derived from Greek “homoios” and “pathos” meaning “similar suffering”. This is a reference to the basic principle of homeopathy “like cures like”. In other words, a substance that produces that produces a set of symptoms in a healthy person can cure those same symptoms in a sick person e.g. homeopathic prepared coffee is used to treat some cases of insomnia and agitation.
Homeopathy is essentially a natural healing process in which the remedies act as a catalyst to trigger the body’s own defence/immune system into action so it can resume its natural function. Remedies are carefully chosen to match the unique symptom profile of the person in totality, also overall level of health. It regards “symptoms” as the body’s healthy attempt to restore equilibrium in the body, hence it supports what the body is expressing rather than opposing or suppressing it. (Our immune systems have spent thousands of years refining this response; therefore it seems counter- intuitive to suppress it.) Treatment is given with potentised medicines, given in minimum doses, highly diluted substances (micro doses) just sufficient to restore the unhealthy to a healthy state. The concept is sometimes used in conventional medicine for e.g. small doses of allergens such as pollens are sometimes used to de-sensitise allergic patients. An important difference with homeopathy is that the medicinal doses are so small that toxic effects are avoided.
Homeopathy Health Care offers homeopathic consultations and treatment for a wide variety of symptoms/conditions, examples include:
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Pain management
- Sprains and injuries
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Fractured Ribs
- Anxiety/ Phobias
- Panic Attacks
- Stress/ Grief
- Digestive disorders
- Cystitis & Urinary Tract Infections
- Thyroid Problems
Benefits of Homeopathy
- It treats the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
- It is a gentle, safe and effective.
- It strengthens the immune system thus improving overall health
- It corrects underlying imbalances, thus restoring equilibrium within the body.
- It is no toxic, non addictive and non invasive
- It can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine.