What is Homeopathy?
Used in its current form for over 200 years, homeopathy is a system of medicine which is tailored specifically to the individual patient with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Safe, simple, natural and suitable for patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly, the WHO estimates that homeopathy is used by 500 million people worldwide, making it the second most widely-used system of medicine in the world.
Like with Like
Homeopathy was developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), who wanted to treat his patients with a system that would eliminate the damaging side-effects associated with more conventional medical treatments. Through exacting scientific experimentation on the ‘like with like’ principle, he discovered that a substance that causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used to treat those symptoms when diluted – and the more it is diluted, the more effective the treatment!
Today, we have well over 5000 homeopathic remedies to choose from, all of which are prepared by specialist pharmacies using natural mineral, animal and plant essences, using processes that include many different forms and levels of dilution, and agitation by succussion.
Homoeopathy has been used for many conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, hayfever, asthma, menopause, menstrual problems, hormonal imbalances, migraines, gastrointestinal problems, depression, stress, arthritis, chronic pain, ME, and fibromyalgia.
Because it is so gentle it can be used during pregnancy for morning-sickness, heartburn and other common pregnancy ailments; it can be highly effective during child-birth. It is indicated for many common childhood illnesses and conditions including ear infections, teething, childhood asthma and eczema.
People have used Homeopathy to support Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other developmental conditions.
It can be used very effectively to support cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
In fact you can consider using Homeopathy for any condition for which you might consult your GP.
Who Offers Homeopathy
What to expect during your consultation
Your homeopath, Nichola, will have an initial consultation with you and listen carefully to you and discuss your symptoms on all levels, in order to give you space and time to speak out.
In so doing it helps Nichola to make sense of what your body needs to express and how you experience your dis-ease.
This will enable her to gain a deeper understanding of the patterns and sensations that thread through your body and mind, informing who you are as an individual, and how that translates into your symptoms.
It is by addressing the deeper imbalance that we can truly start to achieve long lasting health and well-being.
The ultimate aim is to understand you and fit your treatment to you, rather than fit you to a treatment.
Following our consultation, she draws all of this together into a treatment tailored to you and your specific needs, that will stimulate you into a holistic healing process. In some cases, the healing process may already be underway as a direct result of the consultation. The treatment can, as appropriate and as desired, be taken in conjunction with allopathic medicine. Indeed many people will turn to homeopathy to support them though the side-effects of often gruelling courses of medicine such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.