Homeopathic medicine is prescribed in low dilutions as pillules, powders or as liquid. The homeopathic prescription takes into account individual symptoms and characteristics of the patient and their presenting symptoms physically, emotionally & mentally.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of “Like cures Like” ie that what can cause can also cure. A dose of a substance may cause certain symptoms when given to a healthy person. When the same substance, prepared in a Homeopathic dose is given to someone suffering similar symptoms, it becomes curative. Samuel Hahnemann founded Homeopathic medicine in Germany at the end of the 18th century & based his medical practice on these two key principles:
- “Like cures like”—the notion that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people; and
- “Law of minimum dose”—the notion that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness.
We all know cutting raw onions can make our eyes water. When prepared as a Homeopathic remedy it can be used to treat hayfever.
Too much coffee has been the cause of many sleepless nights. In Homeopathic preparation it may treat insomnia & promote deep , peaceful sleep.
Eating the herb Arnica Montana can cause internal bleeding. In Homeopathic preparation it is used to treat bruises and the effects of injuries.
Cantharis, the Spanish fly, if used as an aphrodisiac has unpleasant side effects. Homoepathic preparation may treat many urogenital problems.
Homeopathic remedies are made predominately from minerals, salts and plants. Each one has a known pattern of action. The homoeopath seeks a similarity between the pattern of a medicine and your individual symptom picture to select your remedy. Remedies are taken as simple globules which are placed under the tongue until they have dissolved, or as liquid drops.
Unlike many conventional medicines, homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and not addictive. Homeopathy may be safely used alongside other forms of support.
What to expect after a consultation?
A personalised treatment plan using homeopathic remedies with a plan to have a follow up consultation 2-3 weeks after the initial consultation to monitor progress and adjust prescription if needed. These remedies aim to improve your symptoms and address the root causes of your health problems.