What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a well established form of medicine which assists the body's own natural healing system, treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of illness or disease. It works on the principle that there are usually several factors responsible for disease and illness and so these must be taken into account when treating the person. When choosing a remedy to prescribe not only the current presenting symptoms but also previous ones may be taken into account. This provides evidence as to how the “illness” has progressed and developed and may provide clues to future remedies that are needed.

This explains why two people suffering from the same condition may be given two different remedies. Their symptoms and how they are affected by the condition may be completely different and therefore require remedies which match their symptoms.

Homeopathy is a safe form of medicine that can be used by young and old alike. It may be used for both acute and chronic conditions and can be combined with other therapies.