Homeopathy

How can homeopathy help me?

Homeopathy is an alternative treatment system that treats a person as a whole by addressing imbalances to the person’s vital force.

To a homeopath, health is more than the absence of disease. It’s the harmony between physical, emotional and mental health.

Developed more than 200 years ago in Germany, the term ‘homeopathy’ is derived from two Greek words: ‘homoeos’, meaning similar and ‘pathos’, meaning suffering. Treatments are predominately procured from plant, animal and mineral substances. Homeopathic medicine may assist with a myriad of acute and chronic conditions. Conditions include colds, ear infections, headaches, sore throats, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, depression and women’s health issues, such as hormonal imbalances.

Fight fire with fire

Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body’s natural healing response by administering diluted substances that mimic the symptoms of those diseases/conditions in healthy people. This is known as the ‘similimum’.

Based on the principle of ‘like curing like’ or the ‘Law of Similars’, homeopathic treatments can often include general lifestyle and dietary changes to restore balance.

Symptoms are considered to be reflective of the body’s attempt to restore itself to good health.

EXAMPLE:

Unless you have eyes of steel, cutting an onion gives you watery eyes and a runny nose. From a homeopathic perspective, chopping an onion has the same ‘symptom picture’ as hay fever. Homeopaths believe that taking a small extract of onion and preparing it in an ultra-dilution to provoke a healing response in the body.

What to expect in an initial homeopathic consultation

Homeopathy takes a holistic approach to the health of an individual. A homeopath considers the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of patients. Then, they tailor treatments to each person’s individual needs to facilitate self-healing.

Like finding the missing piece to a puzzle, homeopathy seeks to ‘fill in’ the gaps in one’s health. Treatments are administered in the form of liquid, powder, tablet or granules.

Can homeopathy be used in conjunction with modern/conventional medicine?

You can use most homeopathic treatments with conventional western medicine. If you are planning on using homeopathy, please consult with your doctor to find a solution that best suits your needs.

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