What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is the 2nd largest system of medicine in the world. It is a holistic medicine which aims to trigger the body's own healing system, using highly diluted, specially prepared substances.
Owing to its holistic nature, homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on each patients own very specific set of symptoms, and how they are experiencing them.
Homeopathy was discovered over 200 years ago and remains today firmly based in the principle that 'like cures like'. This means that a substance that can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can be used in dilute form to cure those symptoms in an ill person. A good example of this the onion. When many people peel an onion, they may suffer with eyes that sting, and run with water. When someone presents with a cold with stinging, running eyes, the remedy made from onion (Allium Cepa) can be prescribed to address those symptoms.
How are homeopathic remedies prepared?
Homeopathic remedies are prepared by specialist homeopathic pharmacies using the careful method of dilution and vigorous shaking (known as succussion).
Homeopathic remedies/medicines are made from a range of sources, including; chemical, plant, animal and mineral.
Remedies are produced in a number of potencies and your homeopath will carefully select the best potency for you and your condition. You will be given clear information on whether to order your prescription in tablet/pillule form, liquid or granules depending on your case.
A little bit more information.....
This short video clip gives a simple overview of homeopathy:
Did you know.....
Over 200 million people use homeopathy worldwide.
Prince Charles uses homeopathy and is the Patron of The Faculty of Homeopathy.
The Queen is the Patron of the Royal London for Integrated Medicine (formerly the London Homeopathic hospital).
Homeopathy has an excellent safety record and are safe to be used by babies, children and pregnant people. This is because homeopathic medicines are non-toxic.
Over 100 million people in India use homeopathy as their sole healthcare.
Many personalities have shown their support for homeopathy, including; Nadia Sawalha, Roger Daltry, Helena Bonham Carter, David Beckham, Gaby Roslin, Paul McCartney, Jenny Seagrove, Jennifer Annsion and Susan Hampshire.