About Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy is the second most widely used medicine in the world and is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a valid form of health care. Homoeopathy assists in the management of people suffering from a wide range of conditions acute and chronic. It is a holistic system of healthcare developed over 250 years ago by a German Physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann.

Homoeopathic prescriptions are tailored to each individuals specific symptoms and characteristic's and are based on the principle of "like cures like".

Hahnemann found that many substances, when administered to healthy people, could produce symptoms similar to those experienced by sick people. He also found that illnesses could be managed by using small, specially prepared doses of these substances, if prescribed on the basis of similarity of symptoms. The word homoeopathy is derived from the Greek word homoios meaning similar and pathos meaning suffering. The cornerstone of homoeopathic philosophy is the Law of Similars.

For example, coffee stimulates the nervous system and the production of urine. A homoeopathic dose of coffee may treat a patient troubled with unusual mental activity and sleeplessness together with excessive production of urine.

Homoeopathic medicines strengthens a person's overall health, acting as a catalyst, stimulating and directing the body's ability to fight infection as well as resolving any underlying susceptibility to disorder. Homoeopathy views many symptoms in its quest to manage underlying tendencies to ill health.

In Britain there a five homoeopathic hospitals under the National Health Service (NHS) including the London Homoeopathic Hospital. The British Royal family has used it since Queen Victoria’s time and it is widely used throughout Europe. In France the most popular cold and flu remedy is a homoeopathic medicine and in India over 10,000 doctors use homoeopathic medicines to treat their patients.

Homoeopathy is a traditional medicine which can be used in conjunction with other medicines. However, if symptoms persist, consult your GP and in an emergency,the emergency department of your local hospital.

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