For those unfamiliar with it, Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine, conceived over 200 years ago by German physician dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathy looks at the person as a whole, and it treats each person's individual set of symptoms . This means that when a patient comes for a consultation, symptoms on all levels, physical, mental and emotional, are taken into account, to get the most accurate profile of the person and what ails them. This level of detail helps the homeopath to find the right remedy for each patient, following the Law of Similars. According to this principle of Homeopathy, the substance that in it's raw form would produce the symptoms exhibited by the individual, given in homeopathic preparation, will stimulate the patient's own immune response and promote healing.
Homeopathy is safe, has no side effects, can therefore be taken by everybody, children, babies, pregnant women, under the care of a registered homeopath.
Homeopathy is non-toxic, because remedies are prepared with highly diluted substances.
Homeopathy does not seek to replace conventional medicine, but to complement it. Conventional medicines should not be suspended when in homeopathic treatment, unless the prescribing physician indicates it.
What Conditions Can it Help with?
Homeopathy can help in many different conditions, as it promotes the body's self-healing efforts. In concrete, beneficial effects have been observed, among other, in the treatment of hormonal issues (PMT, menstrual issues, menopause, etc), respiratory ailments such as asthma, allergies, coughs and colds, gastrointestinal problems (IBS, Crohn's disease, gastritis, etc), etc. In general, it shows beneficial effects as much for acute conditions (colds, bites and stings, headaches) as in chronic.
What Benefits can be Expected?
Patients treated with homeopathy generally experience an overall sensation of wellbeing, raised energy levels, better and restful sleep. Their general ability to cope with life's stresses is improved.