Homeopathy is used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts. Homoeopathy is tailored to the individual. A homeopathic prescription is based not only on the symptoms of your presenting complaint, but also on a host of other factors that are particular to you, including lifestyle, emotional health, personality, eating habits and medical history.
Homoeopathy – Holistic & Individual
Homeopathy is people – centred and uses a highly individual approach to each patient. A homoeopathic remedy will be prescribed based on the totality of your symptoms and how you, as an individual, experience them. Your individual characteristics, your mental, emotional and physical symptoms as well as your previous health issues, susceptibility to certain conditions and family history are of great importance and are essential in selecting the right Homoeopathic medicine. The key to the Homoeopathic approach is individualisation; two patients with similar symptom of digestive problems or cold for example are given different medicines based on how they experience the illness in their own unique ways to suit their particular needs. Homeopathy has a gentle action well suited to the ailments of babies and children, adults & the elderly and can be used in pregnancy and alongside conventional medicine.
The effectiveness of an individualised homeopathic intervention is thus a complex blend of the pprescribed homeopathic medicine together with the other facets of the in-depth consultation and integrated health advice provided by your practitioner. Homeopaths often see patients with long-term, chronic problems, many of which have failed to respond to conventional medicine, such as eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis and anxiety & stress. However, as a system of medicine homeopathy is designed to treat the whole person and can therefore be considered in almost any situation where a person’s health is depleted. It can also be very useful in the treatment of minor ailments, from cuts and bruises to coughs and colds.
For information of successful clinical outcome studies, please see Trials at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and the Homeopathic Research Institute in the United Kingdom. Homoeopathic remedies are easily integrated with conventional medicine and can be taken along with many medications or other treatments. Homeopathy has been integrated into the healthcare systems of many European countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal.
Homoeopathic medicines are made from a variety of sources, such as plants, animals and minerals. They are prepared by a method called ‘potentiation’ to precise standards in professional Homoeopathic pharmacies and are regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Potentised medicines are powerful and only small doses are required for highly effective results. Homoeopathic medicines work by stimulating the body’s own healing powers ‘the vital force’ to bring about health and wellbeing. They are completely natural, non-addictive and suitable for use in all stages of life, from the newborn to the elderly.
How do Homoeopathic Medicines work?
Homoeopathic remedies work by using a minute doses of substances which cause symptoms similar to the illness of the person being treated. Coffee is a prime example of the law of similar. Coffee can produce symptoms of overstimulation of the nervous system, leading to heightened mental and physical alertness, and becoming unusually reactive to normal stimuli such as sounds and smell. It can cause insomnia, headaches and irritability. Coffee given as a homoeopathic medicine can alleviate a patient troubled with such symptoms.
Common uses of homoeopathic medicines are:
- Promotion of quick and full recovery from surgery, trauma and illness
- Minor injuries, cold, flu, cough, backache, cystitis, earache, Natural Fertility, PMS & other female issues
- To build resistance, raise energy levels, and promote well being
We work together with you and your GP and other Healthcare providers to co-manage your medical needs.
Homeopathy is based on a “whole person” approach. In homeopathy, the remedy or treatment program is customized and individualised to the patient, it covers the whole state of health thus bringing real and lasting relief from symptoms as a result of addressing the causes.
Homoeopathy gives only one medicine to cover the patient’s totality of symptoms and many patients are surprised to find that the medicine taken for their main complaint of allergies, for example, fixed other minor problem such as knee pains at the same time.
We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP and or Specialist/Consultant. Although homeopathy works in a different way from conventional medicines, it can help to combine the two systems. Leah takes an integrative approach to health care and very strongly believes that no patient has to choose between homeopathic and conventional medicine. Homeopathic medicines are easily integrated with conventional medicine and can be taken along with many medications or other treatments. It is important to remember that any changes in medication should be discussed with your GP/Specialist /Consultant and homoeopath as treatment progresses.