Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine developed over 200 years ago and is now widely practiced in many countries throughout the world, in clinics, hospitals and homes. It is as effective for physical ailments as it is for mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Homeopathic Medicine uses highly refined doses of natural substances such as plants, animals and minerals. There are over 2000 homeopathic remedies, each containing their own unique energetics.
We all know that taking a medicine that works for one person will not necessarily work for another. This is because each individual is completely unique, and should therefore be treated as such. Therefore, a homeopath understands that it is important to go beyond the general diagnosis and find a medicine that is also specific to each person’s unique symptoms as well as their constitution.
The use of homeopathic medicines – popularly known as remedies – is based on the discovery that a given substance can cure the same symptoms during illness or disease, that it would normally cause in it’s natural state. This is called the Law of Similars or “like cures like.” A simple example of this principle can be seen with the common onion. Slicing an onion can cause symptoms of burning and watery eyes, as well as sneezing and a runny nose. Many hayfever sufferers with symptoms of burning, watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose can find dramatic relief after taking homeopathic Allium cepa (the remedy made from red onion).
Homeopathic medicines are always prescribed in very minute doses. They are nearly tasteless and very safe, so therefore especially useful when treating infants or children. However regardless of age or constitution, although the dose may seem subtle, it can be incredible powerful and effective.