Homeopathy is a form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both short term and chronic conditions. Homeopathic medicines contain tiny doses of substances that promote the body?s natural ability to heal. When prescribed appropriately they are safe, non-toxic and non-addictive. They can be taken alongside drugs prescribed by your doctor and will not interfere with their beneficial action.
Many patients who come for treatment of a purely physical complaint (eg migraines, joint pain, shingles) report that after taking their remedies they feel a benefit in other areas too, for example they may be sleeping better or feeling less anxious.
Others seek help for an emotional problem, (eg depression, anxiety, insomnia) and find that longstanding physical complaints clear up too, for example their menstrual periods become less painful, or a skin complaint clears up.
Homeopathy is holistic, which means that each patient is treated as a whole being, individual and complete. The emotional state is as important as the physical symptoms.
Homeopathic medicines are suitable for all. For many people it is their preferred form of medicine. Others try it after finding that there is no conventional treatment available for their condition, or because they do not want the side effects of conventional medicines. Some come to a homeopath looking for relief from symptoms whilst they are waiting for an operation. Many use it alongside conventional medicine, since it will not interfere with the beneficial action of other medicines or treatment.