Homeopathy has become one of the world’s most successful and well known forms of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and continues to noticeably grow in popularity, as the benefits and successes of this holistic medicine continue to be recognised by patients, physicians and other health professionals worldwide.
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions, without any of the potentially harmful side affects conventional allopathic medicine can bring. Homeopathic treatment involves an appointment with a homeopath where physical symptoms and/or emotional issues are discussed in order to prescribe a course of homeopathic medicine based solely on the individual needs of the patient. This in-depth individual approach is what enables acute and chronic conditions to successfully respond to treatment. Homeopathic medicine are potentized remedies that work on the central principle that “Like cures like”, meaning that substances that cause certain symptoms when taken in potentized form alleviate those same symptoms.
The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.
Homeopathic medicines are safe to use and can provide treatment for a vast array of conditions, as well as be used to enhance general wellbeing and longtime health. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.