About Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a safe and effective healing  and therapeutic system of medicine that has been in use for the last 200 years. It is based on the premise that what can cause something can also cure it in a different dose. We call this "like cures like." One example of this can be taken from the plant belladonna (deadly nightshade), a member of the solanaceae family, this plant when ingested causes symptoms of high fever, delirium and hallucinations amongst others. In homeopathy we give belladonna, in a diluted and potentised form, to treat these symptoms.

How does Homeopathy Work?

Homeopathy works on an energetic, vibrational level and the remedies help to stimulate the body's own self-healing capacities. It stimulates what we call the Vital Force, and it this Vital Force which then directs the action of the remedy upon the person. In Chinese Medicine there is a similar principle which they call Chi, this is the basis of acupuncture and many of their martial arts. As of yet there is no scientific evidence to show the presence of the Vital Force or Chi, however great strides are being made in his area.

Critics of homeopathy claim that it cannot work as there is nothing in the remedies which we prescribe, as the majority of our remedies have been diluted past the point of Avogadro's constant which determines the maximum number of molecules which can be found in a substance. However, homeopathy works on a more subtle and more potentially more powerful level than that of pharmaceutical drugs, it does not interact with the biochemical body directly but indirectly through the Vital Force.

There have been several studies showing the presence of the substance in the remedy, even though it has been diluted passed the point of avogadro's constant. This work has been carried out by top researchers at universities around the world. Links to these studies can be found on this page.

Who can Benefit from Homeopathy?

Potentially anyone can benefit from homeopathy but most people see a homeopath for a complaint of some sort. Examples of ailments seen by homeopaths are Asthma, Eczema, Tonsillitis, Chest Infections, Insomnia, Depression, Digestive Complaints, Skin Conditions, Headaches, Migraines, CFS/ME or Emotional Issues such as Low Confidence or Grief.

What to Expect from Your Consultation

Your first Consultation will be for 1 hour. Your homeopath will want to know all about what complaint(s) have brought you. They will ask you in detail about your complaint(s) in order to gain a full picture of how this affects you individually. For example your homeopath will not just want to know that you suffer from headaches but will also want to know things like how often you get them, where do you get them, does anything make them worse or better, what is the sensation of the pain etc. this helps the homeopath to build a fuller picture of your complaint.

Furthermore, your homeopath will want to know more about you and things such as your hobbies, life history, dreams and more. In particular your homeopath will pay close attention to any events in your life that are significant. Often we find that someone develops physical ailments after a significant event in their life. For example, someone may have suffered from migraines since their parents got divorced.

After your consultation your homeopath will consult with their supervisor and discuss the case them. The supervisor and the homeopath taking your case will come up with a prescription which will be sent out to you in the post.

Your follow-up appointment will be made for about 4 weeks time, and will last for up to 1 hour.