What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of "like cures like". In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts.
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.
Some of the main advantages of homeopathy include:
- Cooperation with the body’s natural immune system
- Effective for both the prevention and treatment of conditions
- Treatment of a wide variety of conditions
- Unlike conventional medicines there are no side effects
Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they do not cause side-effects. 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.