What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a safe, well proven, side-effect free system of natural medicine that is used in more than 50 countries around the world. Over the past 200 years it has developed into a sophisticated therapeutic system that has helped to treat people with a wide variety of conditions ranging from deep seated chronic illness through to minor coughs and colds.

Homeopathy has a wide scope of application and can be used to treat virtually any condition in the young and old alike. People consult a homeopath for all sorts of reasons. Some use homeopathic treatment to deal with a specific medical problem, others may simply feel 'out of sorts' - suffering from low energy, stress symptoms etc.

Whatever symptoms of ill health you are experiencing, homeopathy can be of benefit to you.

From the homeopathic viewpoint disease cause is not simply a matter of invading viruses and bacteria. It may be due to prolonged stress, diet, environmental pollution, or have its roots in emotional issues (e.g. bereavement, divorce). Any of these factors can result in ill health.

 What are homeopathic remedies?

The remedies which homeopaths use come from many different sources. Most are derived from plants, but minerals, metals and some poisons which have been used medicinally for generations are also used. After initial preparation of the raw material the remedies are made by serial dilution and succession (vigourous shaking) in a solution of alcohol and water. This is done a few (three to four) times or up to many thousands of times. The liquid dilution is then used itself as a remedy or soaked into tablets or granules for convenience. The diluted remedies are described as being ‘potentized’, in recognition of the dynamic healing power they can stimulate.

How do homeopathic remedies work?

Frequently the dilution is so great that no chemical trace of the original substance remains but, if no chemical trace remains, how do the remedies work? There is abundant proof that the remedies do work but homeopaths and scientists have yet to discover exactly why they work.The answer to this question is all to do with sensitivity (or susceptibility) to the remedy and may be compared to the phenomena of ‘allergy’. When someone is allergic to something, such as house dust, shellfish, wheat, milk, nuts etc, it only requires a very small amount of the allergen in order to provoke an exaggerated and violent response, sometimes even death, as in the case of nut allergy. Animal hair producing an asthma attack is another example. The response is out of proportion to the quantity of the substance and is due to the fact that this particular individual is extremely sensitive to this substance.



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Homeopathy treats disease at its roots, removing the cause of your illness as well as the symptoms