Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. Because of this, it can be effective in instances where conventional medicine is not. Homeopathy recognises that many symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the person. It works in harmony with your body to gently restore it to health.

Homeopathy is used in a wide range of diseases, from minor conditions like coughs and colds, to more serious ones, such as depression, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. However, because homeopathy is individual and holistic in it's nature, two people with the same disease will not receive the same remedy. This is because everyone reacts in different ways to the same illness. As we become sick, our whole being is affected and in order to find the correct remedy, your Homeopathic Doctor will need to know not only your physical symptoms of the disease but also how your mood and other general parts of you are affected.

What is Homeopathy ?

In 1796, a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered a different approach to the cure of the sick, which he called Homeopathy. He had become disappointed and disillussioned by the dangers of conventional medicine and sought a form of medicine that while gentle was also extremely effective. Homeopathy is based on the law of similar (or "like cures like"). Simply put - what disease a medicine can cause it can also cure.

Is it Safe?

Homeopathy is both extremely safe and effective. Pregnant women and babies can use this therapy without concern. Homeopathy can be taken without the danger of drug interactions, addictions and side effects. The remedies are made of very dilute natural substances, such as a plant or mineral. Ironically the more dilute the substance, the higher the potency. This dilution is what makes the remedy safe.

What Can I Expect?

Prescribing a homeopathic remedy takes more time and patience than conventional medicine. This is because we need to know many more details than any other form of medicine. For example, there are over 400 remedies for the treatment of anxiety. We need to know exactly how your anxiety manifests and ask questions to determine the perfect match for your disease. Your remedy needs to be matched to your particular type of anxiety: what brings it on, what sensations you feel, what makes it feel worse, what relieves it, your state of mind and what other symptoms you experience.

How Quickly Will I Be Cured?

This depends very much on what sort of illness you have and how long you have had it. A very slowly developing complaint, such as a stomach ulcer or arthritis will not disappear overnight. These make take several weeks or months to resolve. Some complaints might even take years if you have had them your whole life. Acute complaints such as a cough or cold can be healed more quickly and you should be better within hours to days. Children also tend to get better more quickly because their innate ability to heal is very strong. Be patient. It is far more beneficial for you to be cured of both the cause of your illness and its symptoms than to merely relieve the symptoms. Every case is different, just as no two patients are alike.