Who Can Use Homeopathy?
Anyone can use homeopathy: men, women, elderly, children, babies and animals who suffer from all kinds of health conditions.
Examples of some conditions commonly treated with homeopathy include: menstrual and menopausal problems, headache, eczema,
irritable bowel syndrome, colic, teething, anxiety and depression, asthma, urinary tract infections, prostrate problems, ear infections, behavioral problems, infertility, pregnancy and bed wetting.
Homeopathy has an excellent safety record (1) and can be used in many health conditions or as an adjunct with conventional medicine.
1. Endrizzi C et al. Harm in Homeopathy: aggravations, adverse drug events or medication errors? Homeopathy. 2005; 94(4):233-40
What is Important to Understand About Homeopathy:
Everyone is an individual and will have their own unique way of expressing illness. What works for one person may or may not work for another. Every headache, stomach upset, sore throat, bout of anxiety or sadness, etc is not treated the same.
Homeopathy treats each person as a whole, rather than treating each illness in isolation. Your homeopath considers all aspects of your health including past medical history, lifestyle, diet, mental, emotional, and physical components.
Homeopathic remedies are prepared by a rigorous method of repetitive dilution and succussion (the process of brisk shaking with impact).
This process of potentisation enhances the healing properties of the medicine while eliminating all the adverse side effects. They do not interact with conventional prescription medication and you cannot become addicted to them.
Illness affects the whole individual; physically, mentally and emotionally. It presents in the body as disease symptoms. Your homeopath uses these symptoms to match the best remedy which covers all your symptoms. People who have been treated with homeopathy often experience a greater sense of overall well being, rather than just recovering from a particular illness.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that assists the body's own mechanism of healing.
Everyone has an inherent vital force; with the objective of keeping you in harmonious working order.
We are constantly having to adjust to external influences; change in climate, a fight with or loss of a loved one, physical trauma, exposure to an infectious organism, etc.
The strength of your vital force, and your own individual susceptibility determines the response and outcome to this stimuli.
In acute illnesses, your body's defense mechanism (immune system) kicks in; you feel bad for a number of days before you recover. Sometimes, however, the body's vitality is not strong enough to achieve this on its own. Homeopathic remedies can assist by stimulating the body's defense mechanism into a healing process.
Homeopathic practice is based on the principle that like treats like (the Law of Similars); i.e. a substance which causes symptoms in a healthy person can be taken in a highly diluted form to treat someone who is experiencing those similar type of symptoms. For example; drinking coffee often causes wakefulness, and maybe some restlessness and/or agitation. Coffea, the homeopathic remedy made from the coffee bean, is one of the remedies used to treat insomnia in some people. When you cut an onion, your eyes and nose water and burn. The remedy made from the onion, Allium cepa, is one of the remedies used to help treat allergies in people with similar types of symptoms.