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Founded by Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th century, Homeopathic medicine is still a part of modern day healing, being used extensively around the world. The World Health Organisation states that Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world! (1)
Homeopathic treatment always considers the whole person and not just each separate symptom with a separate treatment protocol. Symptoms are considered as a picture of the individual, and a remedy or remedies are selected to match the whole person on the spiritual, emotional and physical levels. The result of this is a strengthening of the whole person and immunity (vital force), as well as a sense of emotional wellbeing and increased vitality.
During the consult, Sarah will ask for detailed information on the main complaint. To accompany this information she will ask questions on health history, childhood, traumas/accidents/injuries, current life stresses and past family history.
This ensures that the most appropriate remedy is prescribed for each person
Yes it is safe to take homeopathic medicines alongside herbs, supplements and medications.
Yes homeopathic medicines are effective and gentle for babies and children and are useful for specific conditions as well as overall health and wellbeing
Homeopathy always takes an individual approach to each person. This means that if two people come with a cold, each one will vary in terms of the specific symptoms of the cold. For example, runny nose or congested? Sneezing or itchy eyes? Is the cough dry or loose? what colour is the coryza, how is the person emotionally (clingy, distant, angry, irritable)?
These specific symptoms are used to select the appropriate medicine for the client.
Medicines are usually prepared from an animal, plant or mineral substance. They are prepared in registered labs according to the Homeopathic pharmocopeia.
Yes, although some are prepared from animals, such as Apis mellifica which is prepared from the honey bee. Homeopathy is a very sustainable form of medicine however as each substance only needs to be provided once. So it is possible that only one honey bee was used to make all the Apis mellifica medicine that is used throughout the world.
Homeopathy has been used for plants, for children and for animals for many years to great effect. There are recently some very engaging and positive research studies on the use of homeopathic medicines in agriculture. This is very convincing that homeopathy is not placebo.
A study conducted by Taylor M et al 2000 (2) compared the effects of Homeopathy against placebo in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, found that the homeopathic treatment arm experienced significant objective improvement in symptoms.
Yes many women use homeopathic medicines during pregnancy, and I would advise that this should happen under the guidance of a registered practitioner.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared through a system of taking the original substance and diluting and succussing (vigorous shaking) it according to the laws of remedy preparation.
Homeopathy is seen as quite controversial, and many people assume there is no evidence for homeopathy. This is untrue as there are many studies that have been conducted and have found that homeopathy is effective for certain conditions.
Evidence for Homeopathy.
Homeopathy Research Institute
Australian Homeopathic Association
British Homeopathic Association