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Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a natural holistic medicine that treats the whole person. Homeopathy addresses both physical and emotional levels at the same time, addressing the whole person rather than just the individual symptoms. Growing numbers of people are choosing a more natural solution to their healthcare needs and Homeopathy is ideal for those who want to explore a holistic approach to enhance their wellbeing. Every person is unique and homeopathic remedies are individually prescribed to suit not only the illness picture but the whole person. Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and chemical free form of medicine.

Like cures like

Homeopathy is based on the principle that ‘like cures like’. A substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts. This dates back to Hippocrates (460-377BC). The idea of like curing like was not to re-emerge in any great way until a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) came to devise the system of medicine that we know as homeopathy. Hahnemann was the founder of Homeopathy.

According to homeopathic understanding, that which a substance is capable of causing, it is also capable of curing. The name homeopathy, coined by its originator Samuel Hahnemann, is derived from the Greek words for 'similar suffering' referring to the 'like cures like' principle of healing.

Homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic medicines (called remedies) are manufactured by repeatedly diluting and succussing (a form of vigorous shaking) a preparation of the original substance. These original substances come mainly from plants and minerals. After dilution and succussion (in alcohol and water) the medicine is added to lactose/sucrose chewable tablets, or sometimes given as liquid in a dropper bottle. Remedies are easy to take and have a pleasant taste. No remedies are ever tested on animals.

The homeopathic consultation

The first appointment lasts about an hour, but can be up to two hours depending on each person. You will be given plenty time and space to talk and will not be rushed. If needed you will be asked to elaborate, and also asked about past medical history, family medical history, lifestyle, nutrition, sleeping patterns and anything else relevant to you.  You will then either be given a remedy at the end of the consultation or you will be sent a remedy in the post. Remedies are either in chewable pill or liquid form with full instruction on how to take and store the remedy. Remedies are provided and there is no extra charge for them. Follow up appointments are half an hour and are four weeks apart.