Homeopathy is an elegant philosophy for living.
It’s about balance and self-observation and self-listening. It is also a system of medicine that applies a specific set of principles based on a concept of similars; treating symptoms with substances that create those symptoms. Moreover, it uses a bank of incredible medicines that are gentle yet powerful. It is a whole system of medicine that fosters health, transforms lives, maintains balance; truly 21st century medicine. Homeopathy addresses acute illness and also chronic disease. It is a resource for dynamic, busy people to be heard and understood by specialized practitioners to ensure that they can remain in balance, calm and as symptom free as possible in the world without drama or suffering.
Homeopaths apply a principle of similarity as their therapeutics. That means, if a toxic substance can produce symptoms in a healthy person, that substance has the capacity to cure those exact symptoms when given to a patient with those symptoms. It is an idea that has been used in medicine for 2500 years. Homeopaths treat the whole person, each individual patient is treated as an individual. It’s natural medicine at its best.
What does it do?
Because of that principle of similarity and the reality that homeopaths use thousands of medicines which have an impact on mental emotional and physical symptoms, there is very little that a Homeopath cannot treat successfully. It creates change by applying this principle of similars, not opposites, as any other branches of medicine use. A metaphor: what sort of music do you listen to when you are sad? Melancholic or Happy? There are many ways to create change.
What doesn't it do?
What does it look like? There are no trees to be hugged, machines to step into or any other obscure procedure. We talk. The homeopathic consultation is longer than most. It can last up to an hour as the practitioner seeks to learn and trace the disease or condition in its entirety, and prepare an assessment and treatment strategy which is tailored to the individual. It is not about altering someone’s personality. You don’t change an orange into a lemon, but you can make it a happy orange. It is about the removal of symptoms, working with orthodox practitioners in an integrative way.
It is an idea that has been used in medicine for 2,500 years. Homeopaths treat the whole person – each individual patient is treated as an individual. It’s natural medicine at its best.
What are the features of homeopathy?
Homeopathy is extremely effective for a wide range of symptoms and complaints. With 230 years of uninterrupted and consistent use, homeopathy has been applied in front line acute and emergency health care as well as chronic health settings world-wide.
Homeopathy is a truly global health care option. It’s presence is seen in the medical marketplace south and north, west and east and it has a long history of uptake in a multitude of cultures and health care systems.
Research to support its claims
Clinical trials have repeatedly proved the efficacy of homeopathy. From its earliest successes in the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, homeopathy consistently stands up to the rigor of the 21st century clinical trials and in meta-analysis. Repeated studies as to its efficacy in diarrhea, allergic rhinitis, upper respiratory tract infections, insomnia trauma and shock have been consistently published in peer reviewed journals. Furthermore, the results of trials by theoretical and nuclear physicists are pointing to how the infinitesimal dose stimulates the self-healing/immune response of the body to create therapeutic change.
The remedies used in homeopathy are very inexpensive to manufacture to a high standard (GMP), in comparison with other forms of complementary medicine and conventional medicine. As such it offers a real cost benefit to individuals and public health stakeholders. Homeopaths use thousands of especially prepared remedies sourced from the natural world. Their preparation is very specific and conducted according to pharmacopeia standards. Infinitesimal dilutions are created in pharmaceutical laboratories and distributed world-wide. Often homeopaths recommend dietary and lifestyle changes as well as lend skilled advice on good living practices.
The green credentials of homeopathy are self-evident. Because of the manufacturing protocols used in the making of a remedy only a small amount of the original natural substance is required to create a significant number of remedies for sale. The impact on the environment and planetary health is clear.
With homeopathy everything is and individualized. The case taking, case management and the perspective that clients challenges are analysed are all personal. In fact Homeopathy is the original authentic personalized medicine option.
There is no impediment created by a client taking homeopathic medicine in addition to any other treatment or medicine from another healing modality. There are no documented contraindications or drug interactions with other medicines or therapies.
Because homeopathy creates change at a fundamental cellular and molecular level it is often the pivotal and primary therapy modality. Homeopathic Medicine is perfectly suited to take a central role in the treatment of patients choosing an integrative approach to health solutions. There is no impediment created by a patient taking homeopathic medicine in addition to any other treatment or medicine from another healing modality. There are no documented contraindications or drug interactions with other medicines or therapies. Homeopathy is a comprehensive medical system that can treat most conditions from arthritis to varicose veins, from constipation to concussion, from piles to complaints during pregnancy, from newborn babies to senior citizens.
The 6 Essential Principles
Similarity between the toxicity of the substances and their therapeutic effect
Using the minimum force required to get a healing reaction and encourage the self-healing properties of the body to re-engage
Holistic and individualized approach to all patients
One remedy at a time
Remedy selection based upon the largest most meaningful totality of symptoms
Using quality proving data to inform clinical decisions