WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy is a natural form of healthcare which has been in use for over 200 years. Its remedies act as a trigger or catalyst that stimulate the body's natural ability to fight off illness and heal itself. When a remedy is well chosen, one tablet may be all that is needed to initiate a healing response and start the natural healing process. Homeopathy strengthens the immune system and restores equilibrium and balance.
Over time, this means that people become less susceptible to allergies, infection and illness.
Homeopathy is a holistic therapy that treats the whole person rather than the physical symptoms alone. Research shows that patients value the therapeutic relationship they have with their homeopath and the fact they are always treated as an individual. Each remedy is tailor-made to the specific requirements of a particular patient and their personal level of health and vitality.
Worldwide, millions of people use homeopathy to improve their physical health, sense of wellbeing, and quality of life
IS HOMEOPATHY SAFE?
Homeopathic remedies are safe, gentle and effective. They are non-toxic, non-addictive and do not cause side effects. They can be prescribed to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and given to babies or young children.
They can also be used by the elderly or frail, people with long term medical conditions, and patients whose prescribed medication may not be working as well as it used to.
HOMEOPATHY AND CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE
Some people use homeopathy because they are concerned about the side effects of prescription drugs and want to try a more natural alternative. Others use homeopathy at the same time as conventional medicine. This is perfectly safe as homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and do not affect the action of prescription drugs. In many cases homeopathy and conventional medicine can be used together in an integrated approach to healthcare that is often very successful. Homeopathy patients are always advised to keep in touch with their GP and continue taking their prescribed medication. Homeopathic treatment is an adjunct to conventional medicine, not an alternative. It can help patients manage their symptoms, deal with side effects, and address any other issues that may be troubling them. As a patient’s health gradually, improves, it might be possible for their doctor to conduct further tests and review their treatment plan.
HOW HOMEOPATHY WORKS
Homeopathy is based on the principle of Like Cures Like. In other words, a substance that causes specific symptoms when used in large doses can treat the same or similar symptoms when taken in highly diluted or homeopathic doses. One example of this is the remedy Coffea. People who drink a lot of very strong coffee are known to suffer from bouts of insomnia, agitation and hyperactivity. Taken as a highly potentised homeopathic remedy, the same substance can be used to treat symptoms of restlessness, lack of sleep and severe anxiety. The same concept can sometimes be seen in conventional medicine - as in the use of Ritalin (a stimulant) to treat cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, non-addictive and non-invasive. They do not suppress symptoms or cause harmful side effects and always address the underlying cause of any illness or disease. Homeopathic medicines have no adverse impact on the environment. They do not waste energy or natural resources and leave no chemical residues in the food chain, soil or water supply. Cost-effective, clean and easy to administer, homeopathic remedies are safe for both people and the planet. In contrast to conventional drugs, they are only tested on healthy human beings, never on animals. Environmentally friendly and non-polluting, they are the ultimate "green medicine