What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of medicine that is safe, gentle and very effective. It is based on the principle that ‘Like Cures Like’. Homeopathy is used by over 1.5 billion people around the world. The homeopathic remedies that I prescribe will gently encourage & assist your body to heal itself.
Homeopathy is a holistic medicine, treating the whole person.
Its aim is to rebalance the whole individual, treating all symptoms, rather than to rid the individual of single symptoms by suppression.
Symptoms are produced by the body’s defence mechanism in reaction to attacks or to imbalances:
- that are inherited
- which may surface under stress
- which may surface as you age
- as a result of suppressive medicines
Assisting your defence mechanism
Under stress and over time, your defence mechanism doesn’t always have the energy to deal with the effects of attacks or inherited predispositions.
It will try to externalise them, prioritising the higher, essential organs and the higher processes, such as mental health. Pushing disease towards less essential systems and organs, such as the skin.
Suppressive therapies that rid the body of skin symptoms do so by overpowering the body and forcing it to drop back its defenses to a more internal level.
Often these suppressive effects are seen as ‘side effects’ of medicines. Actually, they are the triggering of deeper predispositions when the body’s defenses have been overpowered.
Homeopathy works by boosting the efforts of the defense mechanism, thus you will probably see a slight increase in your symptoms when you start treatment with a correct remedy, followed by improvement. The time this process takes will depend upon your level of health and your body’s energy. If you suffer from deep, chronic problems for a long time it will take time to improve.
During effective homeopathic treatment, we look for a temporary return of old, suppressed conditions on the way toward a rebalancing of the whole person (“cure”).
We look for mental and emotional problems to resolve first.
This is the body effectively pushing the imbalance to the periphery.
During recovery, you should begin to feel your energy improving and to feel ‘better’ in yourself.