Homeopathy was developed by the German Dr. Samuel Hahnemann during the late 18th century. Since then, over 200 years ago, this system of medicine has been an effective, safe and gentle form of treatment used by an estimated 500 million people worldwide. In the U.K. it is one of the most used forms of alternative treatment due to its individual diagnostic approach as acknowledged by the House of Lords' Select Committee on Science & Technology in the year 2000.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on principles which differ in the concepts of health and disease and the approach to a patient from those of conventional medicine. It takes a holistic and individualistic approach to treatment not only recognising the physical symptoms but also considering the mental and emotional side as well as the development of each person seeking treatment.
Homeopathy is a vitalistic system of medicine based on the Law of Similars or 'like cures like'. This means that any substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can restore to health a person showing similar symptoms in disease.
Homeopathic remedy pictures derive from testing the substances taken mainly from the animal, plant or mineral kingdom on healthy human beings who recorded the changes and symptoms produced by the substance on them. This constitutes the Homeopathic Materia Medica. These remedy provings have been carried out and recorded on well over 2000 substances. Through a process of dilution and succussion the inherent properties of a substance are dynamically released. These diluted and potentised remedies can be used in a minimum dose, enough to provide a stimulus to the body's own healing mechanisms.
The remedies I use are mostly supplied by one of the regulated homeopathic pharmacies in the UK.
Homeopathy is safe, non-toxic, effective and suitable for all age groups, including women during pregnancy. Both, patients with acute and chronic conditions have benefited from homeopathic treatment. Remedies can act fast in some conditions whilst others require more consistent treatment. The aim is to improve your health and to maintain lasting well-being. Homeopathic remedies can be taken alongside medications prescribed by your doctor.