Holistic & Individual
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.
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 history, 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 Homoeopathy
The effectiveness of an individualised homeopathic intervention is thus a complex blend of the prescribed homeopathic medicine, together with 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 hormonal imbalances, skin complaints, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, 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.
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.
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Few things to keep in mind:
The outcome and duration of homeopathic treatment varies by individual and cannot be guaranteed.
I offer an integrative approach to all aspects of healthcare, and I strongly believe that no one has to choose between homeopathic and conventional medicine, both work well together. I will refer to other therapists and medical practitioners to ensure my clients receive the best possible care.
We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP and or Specialist Consultant. It is important to remember that any changes in medication need to be discussed with your GP/Specialist /Consultant and homoeopath as treatment progresses.