What Is Homeopathy - An Overview
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of using medicines, known as remedies, to assist the
natural healing ability of the body.
The remedies are prescribed on the principle of like cures like, known as the
Principle of Similars.
How does homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies aid the bodyís natural ability to self-heal. Everyone has
self-healing ability, regardless of the illness they suffer, and this can be
stimulated by the most similar homeopathic remedy. To work well, a homeopathic
remedy must match your personality as well as the symptoms of the disease.
What are homeopathic remedies?
Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted and dynamically potentised forms of
medicine. They are made from substances that could, in large quantities, cause
similar symptoms to the illness you suffer. In homeopathic form they stimulate a
healing response to the symptoms.
Why use homeopathy?
The symptoms are not the disease, they are the result of the disease. When the
body is sick it tries to throw out the disease. The symptoms are the warning
sign that you are sick. Homeopathy treats the cause, not the symptoms.
When your carís brakes are failing, a warning light appears on the dashboard.
This is like the symptom. Itís a good idea to fix the brakes rather than
suppress the symptom by removing the bulb. Homeopathy treats the root cause of
each illness, not the symptoms.
How can homeopathy help
1. Individualised treatment.
A Homeopathic medicine is selected for each person, according to their
personality and the nature of the symptoms.
2. Holistic approach.
Homeopathic remedies treat the mind and the body at the same time to address the
whole of the suffering with one single medicine.
3. Mind-body link.
Illness often involves the mind and
the feelings as well as the physical body. Homeopathy treats all the suffering
and brings a sense of relative wellbeing.
remedies stimulate self-healing rather than relying on a strong drug effect.
Self-healing is usually more permanent than the benefits produced by
Safe and non-toxic.
Homeopathic remedies are so diluted they do not have toxic effects. There are
rarely any side-effects with homeopathy.
5. A homeopath listens
to what a patient says and does not make assumptions about what they need. Each
person receives a medicine suited to their unique symptoms and suffering.
The holistic approach can allow a greater understanding of the condition. This
is a powerful stimulus for healing.