What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that seeks to improve health by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal. It takes a holistic approach to health, treating the whole person and providing individualised treatment tailored to each patient.

It has been in worldwide use for over 200 years and it is recognised by the World Health organisation as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world. Whilst it is most popular in India and South America, over thirty million people in Europe and millions of others around the world, also benefit from its use.

Tell me more about homeopathic treatment…

Homeopathic treatment involves giving very small doses of substances called remedies that would produce the same or similar symptoms of illness in healthy people if they were given in larger doses. Remedies are selected according to a total picture of the patient, including not only symptoms but lifestyle, emotional and mental states.

Most homeopathic remedies are derived from natural substances that come from plants, minerals, or animals. They are gentle, subtle and powerful. They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body, and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients. There is no danger of addiction or toxicity.

Typically, in homeopathy, patients have a lengthy first visit, during which the homeopath takes an in-depth assessment. This is used to guide the selection of one or more homeopathic remedies. During follow-up visits, patients report how they are responding to the remedy, which helps the practitioner make decisions about further treatment.

The Natural Health Centre 2014