Like cures like ... What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is safe, gentle and effective. It stimulates the natural tendency of the body to heal itself by using tiny doses of natural remedies and works on the principle of ‘like cures like’ meaning that which causes symptoms can also be used to cure those symptoms.
An example is that of insomnia: drinking too much coffee can cause or aggravate sleeplessness while giving a tiny homeopathic dose of coffee can cure sleeplessness. The small dose of a remedy ensures that it is safe, non toxic and non addictive therefore acting gently and effectively. This means that is it particularly suitable for pregnant women, the elderly, those with drug allergies and children. Homeopathic medicines come from many sources such as plants and minerals and are prepared in liquid or tablet form.
Today homeopaths accept that everyone is different and individual. Remedies are carefully selected to match the individual nature of each client’s illness including their thoughts, moods and feelings. Any condition can be treated as the homeopath carefully puts together a holistic or whole picture of their client.
It can help with all sorts of long-standing, chronic or re-occurring conditions as well as dealing with acute illnesses. It can be used alongside conventional medicine although many people use homeopathy as a way of reducing their own intake of other medicines.
Homeopathy is used for first aid and emergencies and with confidence and awareness the client will become able to prescribe first aid remedies at home. There are many good first aid courses available to learn the art of prescribing and I would be only too pleased to guide people in the right direction.
Suggestions on what homeopathy can treat:
- CHILDRENS COMPLAINTS
teething, reflux, colic, glue ear, bedwetting, sleep problems, nightmares, behavioural difficulties eg ADHD; side effects of vaccination
- EAR, NOSE & THROAT & RESPIRATORY
asthma, hayfever, ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, coughs
- VIRAL INFECTIONS
acute and chronic: colds, flu, glandular fever, M.E., chicken pox, measles
eczema, psoriasis, acne, heat rash, urticaria, molluscum, warts
constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, indigestion, candida, IBS
Female/Male PMT; menstrual problems, menopause, prostate problems, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, pregnancy complaints, breastfeeding, thrush, cystitis
stress, low energy, insomnia, anxiety and depression
- FIRST AID
shock, trauma, headaches, bumps and bruises, bites, stings, wound healing
If you are taking prescribed medicine for a long term problem, this does not prevent you benefiting from homeopathic treatment. Over time you may find symptoms that have not been addressed by your medication resolve. It can ease the after-effects of prescribed drugs and other addictive substances.