What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which can be used to treat any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems, believing that a state of health can only be obtained if the whole body operates in a harmonious balance.
Homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is considered to be the second most widely used form of medicine in the world, according to The World Health Organisation.
What makes Homeopathy such a popular choice?
What makes Homeopathy stand out from other forms of medicine is the fact that:
- Homeopathy is safe to be used in babies, children, teenagers, adults, pregnant women and elderly alike
- Homeopathy is non-toxic and doesn’t put any strain on the body
- Homeopathy doesn’t cause any side effects
- Homeopathy can be used alongside ANY other treatments, therapy or medications or as an only method of treatment
What are Homeopathic medicines like?
Homeopathic medicines are called remedies.
Remedies usually come in a shape of small round granules made on a base of sucrose or lactose which act as carriers for the medicinal liquid; you take them a little bit differently to the medications you might be used to as they don’t need to be swallowed- you put them under your tongue and wait for them to dissolve.
Want to know a little bit more?
Homeopathy was invented by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, in XVIII century.
Hahnemann became disillusioned by the medical practices of his time (leeches, bloodletting, mercury salves) and so became interested in the healing properties of nature. Having experimented with different substances, he came to the same conclusion as Hippocrates before him; Similia Similibus Curentur (Like Cures Like) became the foundation principle of the new method of treatment, which Hahnemann called Homeopathy.
The term Homeopathy is derived from Greek words homeo (similar) and pathos (suffering or disease). Homeopathy is thus the practice of treating syndromes and conditions that constitute disease, with remedies that produced similar symptoms in healthy subjects (none of the homeopathic remedies are tested on animals).