What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a branch of natural medicine that has been used worldwide for more than 200 years. It is a safe, gentle, and complete healing system that uses succussed dilutions to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal.
Rather than operating on a system of disease classification and the control of symptoms using suppressive medications, homeopathy views symptoms as the body's way of communicating with us that we are out of balance (dis-ease). We use these symptoms to find a remedy that is unique to the patient, which then catalyses the body's innate process of finding homeostasis; equilibrium within the body's physiology.
Homeopathy is highly individualized and places focus on how each person manifests dis-ease in their own way. Through thorough case taking and analysis, each patient will receive a remedy specific to their case, to stimulate their own innate ability to heal. This allows homeopathy to be a gentle and effective medical art, that boosts our bodies immune system and reduces recurrent illnesses.
Like-cures-like is the main principle behind homeopathy; a substance that causes a set of symptoms in a healthy patient, is capable of healing those same symptoms in a diseased patient. For example, a common symptom of the remedy Allium Cepa (Onion) is watery, burning eyes; a sensation that many people are familiar with when chopping onions. Allium Cepa is often used homeopathically for cases of allergies or colds, where watery, burning eyes are a prominent symptom.
Is it for me?
Homeopathy is safe for use in all walks of life and can be easily integrated into your existing medical treatment. It is safe for infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Many ailments, acute or chronic, can benefit from homeopathic treatment. Many patients often find themselves self-treating acute conditions, though chronic cases should be monitored by a trained homeopath. Consistent homeopathic care also boosts the immune system and can reduce the severity, duration, and recurrence of acute illnesses in the long run.
While homeopathy treats symptoms, not diseases, some examples of common treatable conditions may include:
Allergies, recurrent infections, childhood disorders, anxiety, depression, menstrual/menopausal complaints, pregnancy & labour, digestive/urinary issues, headaches/migraines, autism, ADD/ADHD, respiratory issues, insomnia, skin eruptions, autoimmune disorders, recovery (accident, surgery, mental, emotional), addiction, medication withdrawal (under the joint supervision of your physician)...
It is important to note that because homeopathy is stimulating the body's natural healing, it may not be a quick fix and there are a lot of factors that affect healing. Here's a chronic case 7 months in, and here's an acute case that just needed the right symptoms. The greatest treasure of homeopathy is that the longer homeopathy is used, the more responsive patients become and the less they will need remedies. The main goal is to bring about true balance in the system, where a remedy is no longer needed.