How homeopathy was discovered
Homeopathy is a gentle, effective and non-toxic form of medicine that has been used for over 200 years. It is based on the ‘Law of Similars’ which states that a substance which can cause a particular set of symptoms in a healthy person, can be used to relieve a similar set of symptoms experienced by a sick person
Samuel Hahnemann discovered Homeopathy in 1796. Prior to that he had been practising as a medical doctor but had become disillusioned with his practice because he felt that the orthodox medicine he was prescribing had too many side effects which meant he was doing his patients more harm than good.
Hahnemann explored the healing properties of a range of substances, often by taking small doses of the substance himself and observing the symptoms he experienced. He discovered that if he prepared the medicines he used in a very particular manner (involving serial dilution and shaking with impact – see below), the medicines developed greater healing potential and were less likely to cause unwanted effects.
Yes, Homeopathy is a Natural Form of Medicine.
Homeopathic remedies are sourced from natural ingredients. They are completely safe, non-toxic and non-addictive and can be taken alongside drugs prescribed by your doctor and will not interfere with their beneficial action. Pregnant Women and babies can take homeopathy safely without the danger of unwanted effects.
Homeopathy is holistic form of medicine and so it treats the totality of all the symptoms which are uniquely expressed by the person, which means that it addresses the cause, not just the symptoms.
So what are these remedies?
Remedies are made from a range of substances such as minerals and plants. For example, Arnica is a herbaceous plant and Natrum Muriaticum is a mineral.
Homeopathic remedies are made in licensed pharmacies, and the process involves crushing or softening a small amount of the source material, then diluting it many times. In between each dilution the remedy is succussed (shaken with impact) which seems to release the energy of the substance and enhance its healing potential.
All homeopathic remedies diluted to a 6X or above, no longer contain any trace of the original substance. This means that they are non-toxic with no danger of overdose or addiction to the patient. Homeopathic remedies are available in many different potencies, and are carefully chosen by the homeopath to match the symptoms and energy of each patient.
The prescription of Homeopathic remedies and/or Flower Essences are not intended in any way to replace qualified medical advice. If you think you are suffering from a serious medical condition please consult your doctor for a diagnosis.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Your first appointment with me will last approximately 1-1.5 hours and during this time we will talk in detail, about your medical history, the symptoms you are experiencing and have experienced and what makes you tick. This is all carried out in a relaxed and confidential manner telling me only what you feel ready to tell me at the time. This information is gathered to enable me to see how you live your life, how your past and present may be affecting you and your wellbeing. So we are able to spend this time focusing totally on you and what is bothering you at this current time. By working together we can find ways in which to improve your health and total well being.
I will consider all the information you provided me with and then prescribe you a remedy/ies either taken in liquid form or in small pills.
You may also be provided with flower essences to support your remedies further.
A follow-up appointment (up to 60 mins ) will be booked 4-6 weeks later , where we will discuss progress any improvements or changes since our previous appointment.
The speed with which you feel relief will depend on the condition being treated. In acute ailments, this can be very fast. In more chronic conditions, your recovery rate will depend on the nature and duration of the illness and on your individual vitality