Homeopathy is a form of complementary medicine that encourages the body's natural ability to heal itself. Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates recognised that the natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
The word homeopathy comes from the Greek and means ‘similar suffering’ or ‘like cures like’; this one of the basic principles of homeopathy. There are many different medicines called remedies in which the natural active ingredient is highly diluted.
Homeopathy has been used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide since its discovery by Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago. It is suitable for any stage of life from pregnancy and birth through childhood, in adulthood through to maturity.
There is much clinical evidence and many clinical trials supporting the effectiveness of homeopathy; further research is ongoing – see links page for details.
The following are common reasons:
• Recommendation by someone who’s experienced homeopathy
• Referral by a doctor
• A preference for an individualised holistic system
• Understanding there are links between emotional and physical complaints
• Knowledge that the body can realise its innate potential
• To improve wellbeing generally