What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine which is used to treat a variety of conditions. Based on the Law of Similars, which states that “like cures like,” a small dose of a homeopathic substance works naturally to activate and boost the body’s own inner ability for self-healing.
Homeopathy can be used to treat virtually any condition. It is commonly used to treat both physical and emotional ailments ranging from allergies, asthma, and the common cold to depression, digestive issues and psoriasis.
Homeopathic preparations are derived from plants, minerals or animals. They are often prepared as a pellet to be administered orally, but can also be prepared as ointments, gels, creams or tablets. As such, infants, children and adults can all be treated with homeopathic medicine.
What Conditions Can Homeopathy Treat?
Homeopathy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions, including both physical and mental health concerns. Homeopathy is designed to treat the whole person, and can therefore be considered in almost any situation where a person’s health is depleted. A Homeopath will assess both physical and emotional health including any symptoms and will then customize a suitable course of treatment.
Common concerns treated with Homeopathy:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Colds and influenza
What to Expect During Your Homeopathic Therapy Treatment
During the first consultation, the Homeopath will make their recommendations after a thorough interview, including questions regarding medical history, personality traits, stress, and lifestyle. Typically a Homeopathic remedy is recommended along with instructions for administration of the remedy and any lifestyle recommendations. Follow up appointments will generally include a less extensive interview and will discuss any changes from the first visit and a follow up treatment will be established.
Before and After Care
As all Homeopathic recommendations and preparations are tailored to a unique individual and condition, always ensure to follow the detailed instructions of the Homeopathic Practitioner.
Homeopathy Risks/Common Side Effects
As most Homeopathic remedies are dispensed in very small doses, risks are low and any significant side effects are rare.
Do not use homeopathy to replace proven conventional medicine and never postpone seeking assessment from a Medical Physician.