The principle of treating like with like was first mentioned by
the ancient Greeks and Hippocrates, but it was Dr. Samuel Hahnemann
who rediscovered this system of treatment in the late 18th century.
Distressed by the crude methods of the medical profession of his
day he diligently sought a gentler and more effective alternative.
In the face of fierce opposition from fellow doctors and personal
hardship, he developed the art and science of homoeopathy. The principles
that he laid down two hundred years ago have been clinically proven
and are as relevant today as they were then.
Homoeopathy treats each person as an individual with treatments
selected on the basis of the individual's symptoms. For example,
two people may each suffer from migraines but their symptoms will
differ, as will factors that make the headaches worse or better.
It is these differences that determine which remedy each person
Homoeopathy treats holistically, going to the root cause of an individual's
symptoms and encouraging the body to heal itself. It strengthens
the constitution and immune system, treating the whole person on
both a physical and emotional level, as well as giving long term
relief to their symptoms.
It is suitable
for people of all ages, from the very young to old age. Children
respond very well to the gentle cure of homoeopathy. It may also
be used during pregnancy, when it benefits both the mother and her
unborn child, and during labour, when it can help to ease childbirth.
What can Homoeopathy treat?
Homoeopathy touches the whole body and can therefore treat many
illnesses and conditions, whether physical or emotional, chronic
or acute, including
- Hay fever
- Skin disorders
- Glue ear
Menstrual & menopausal problems
- Gastric complaints
If you are
not sure whether your problem can be helped by homoeopathy, please