What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which aims to promote healing responses to diseases by administering specially prepared substances that mimic the symptoms of those diseases in healthy people
Homeopathy was founded in the 18th century and is now used worldwide and recognized by the World Health Organiztion as a valid form of healthcare. In fact in UK there is five homeopathic hospitals available under the National Health Service. In India over 10,000 doctors treat patients using homeopathic medicine.
Homeopathy philosophy is focused on the laws of similar or principle that substances that produce symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat symptoms in a sick person. Homeopathic treatment stimulates the body’s ability to fight illness.
Homeopathic medicines are made from a variety of substances sourced from plant, animal and mineral. They are prepared under strict guidelines monitored by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Homeopathic medicines are highly diluted and may be dispensed in the forms of liquids, tablets or powders.
The initial consultation may be extensive as a full medical, lifestyle and family history must be taken by your practitioner. Treatment will involve the prescription of the most suitable medicine to match all the symptoms of the illness or disease. Your practitioner may also promote some nutrition and lifestyle changes to assist in the healing.
Homeopathy aims to treat the whole person taking into account the history and cause of the ailment, lifestyle, nutrition and hereditary factors. Homeopathic medicines are made individually for each patient – one medicine does not fit all.