What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy, founded in the 19th century is a practice that is based on the concept that disease can be treated with minute doses of drugs thought capable of producing in healthy people the same symptoms as those of the disease being treated.
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole, mentally, emotionally and physically.
There is increasing evidence to support the idea that how you are feeling psychologically can have a direct impact on your physical health. Emotional stress caused by grief, shock, abandonment, mental exhaustion or major life-changes can leave us drained and prone to illness; stress has been linked to decreased functioning of the immune system and an increased risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease
Homeopathy stimulates the body’s own natural healing mechanism.
The Holistic approach
Homeopathic medicine treats the person as a whole, rather than treating specific conditions in isolation. This ‘holistic’ approach is one of the main differences between homeopathy and conventional medicine. For example, if you were suffering from claustrophobia, depression, and backache, the conventional route might involve separate courses of treatment from different specialists. By contrast a homeopath will consider all symptoms together as a whole (whether mental, emotional, or physical), possibly addressing them with a single prescription.
The mind-body link
Emotional stress caused by grief, shock, abandonment, mental exhaustion or major life-changes can leave us drained and prone to illness. Stress has been linked to decreased functioning of the immune system and an increased risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Homeopathy stimulates the body’s own natural healing mechanism.
What will the treatment involve?
Your Homeopathic consultant will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire, including your medical and family history. You will be asked to list any medications or supplements that you may currently be taking.
A confidential, in depth consultation follows, from which all your aspects of your health, including past medical history, lifestyle, personality type and current health problems.
The initial consultations can take up to 60-90 minutes, whilst follow up appointments are generally shorter. Homeopathic remedies are prescribed to you by our homeopath and this can be in the form of pillules. Your Homeopath will explain to you the instructions on how to take the remedies.
Why consider Homeopathy & what can Homeopathy be used for?
It helps you to understand and take control of how your body works, and to resolve issues from their root cause rather than temporary ‘quick fixes’. It empowers through helping to understand and explore the relationship between body and mind, showing how conflicting attitudes, fears and repressed feelings can all directly influence the body and its functioning.Homeopathy can be used for most ailments ranging from:
• Trauma, Stress & Depression
• Headaches & Migraines
• Anxiety, Anticipation & Panic attacks
• PMS, Menstrual & Menopausal
• Infertility, Pregnancy & Babies
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & other digestive complaints
• Allergies, Eczema & other skin complaints.
How many sessions do I need?
This depends very much on what condition you have and its severity. For long-standing conditions a course of treatment may be needed. As a guideline, you can typically expect to see a homeopath once a month for three months to begin with.
How quickly will I see the results?
You will see and feel results within your first course of remedies and progressively improve your health on a truly holistic level.
How long will the results last?
Once you have improved your mental, emotional and physical health, you should vibrate on an improved frequency, depending, however, on your lifestyle, stress levels and nutrition. Your homeopath will advise you with recommendations.
What are the side effects?
Homeopathy is non-toxic and here are no side effects.
Is Homeopathy safe?
Homeopathic treatment has an excellent robust (4,5) safety record and because homeopathic medicines are not associated with any unwanted side effects and are non-toxic they can be used in cases involving adults, the elderly, babies, children, during pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding. Scientific evidence that homeopathy works
There are high-quality randomised clinical trials available, demonstrating that Homeopathy is clinically effective beyond placebo in the treatment of hay fever and upper respiratory tract infections, such as ear infections and sinusitis. Furthermore, a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) report on homeopathy commissioned by the Swiss government has concluded that homeopathy is clinically safe.
Did you know?
• Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world. Over 200 million people use it worldwide.
• In India more than 100 million people depend solely on homeopathy for their healthcare.
• Prince Charles is a user of homeopathy has spoken out in favour of integrated healthcare. The Queen is a patron of the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (formerly the London Homeopathic Hospital)
• Many sports personalities are among the users of homeopathy, including Paul McCartney, David Beckham, Susan Hampshire, Tina Turner, Louise Jameson, Gaby Roslin, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Nadia Sawalha, Jennifer Aniston, Roger Daltry, Olivia Newton John, Jenny Seagrove and Helena Bonham Carter.
Tina Turner wrote in her autobiography:
“Life in the fast lane wore me down, changes in my diet and homeopathy saved me.”
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for medical advice or treatment, especially if you are aware of, or suffer from, a specific health complaint.
We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP as homeopathy and conventional medicine can be integrated when necessary to provide complementary services. Your GP will also be able to arrange any diagnostic procedures you may need, and provide emergency cover.
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