Homeopathy is a holistic form of complementary medicine.
Holistic comes from the word whole, meaning that it treats the whole person, rather than just the symptoms.
The holistic view is that symptoms are an expression of lack of ease or dis-ease and they are the body’s way of communicating that something is out of balance.
Homeopathic remedies work with the body to trigger or assist its natural healing response rather than to suppress symptoms.
The main principle of homeopathy is that like treats like.
Any substance that can make you ill can also help you get better. It is often questioned how homeopathy can work when its remedies are so dilute. This question is only asked when people assume that homeopathic remedies work in the same manner as a drug.
No drug could work in the same dilution as a homeopathic remedy. Drugs need to be of a strong enough concentration to act on the body to force it to behave differently. If homeopathy worked in the same way as a drug, then it would indeed be true that it could not work in such dilution.
So the important thing to understand is that Homeopathic remedies are not drugs.
Homeopathy works by triggering a healing response in the body. Only a very dilute amount of a homeopathic remedy is needed to trigger this healing response which makes homeopathy safe for all ages and free from side effects.
The other huge benefit of homeopathy is that when the healing response has been triggered and the person is returned to their state prior to illness the remedy no longer needs to be taken, whereas traditional medicine often requires the medication to be taken indefinitely or the symptoms may return.
There are no known interactions between homeopathic remedies and other medicines, they can safely be taken alongside conventional medical treatments.
We cannot diagnose an illness or prescribe a remedy based on symptoms, however we do have a team of homeopaths and herbalists throughout the UK for anyone needing advice or a consultation.
The information provided on this site is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Your Doctor should be consulted first and foremost in regard to anything concerning your heath, homeopathy is a complementary rather than an alternative treatment.
Please feel free to contact us with any queries.
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For details about Homeopathic Remedies for your pets and other animals visit our sister site Animal Homeopathy.