What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a complementary medicinal therapy that is based upon the principle of ‘like curing like’. It has been used effectively and safely worldwide for over 200 years. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural materials, mainly plants or minerals. Each remedy stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism until an improved state of health and vitality is reached. It is a holistic form of medicine that treats the whole person, physically and emotionally, rather than just individual symptoms. The remedies cannot cause side effects or become additive. This is because only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used in a safe potentised form, just enough to stimulate the body’s own healing process.
Why choose Homeopathy?
Using Homeopathy allows you to take ownership and control over your health. It is a complementary medicine that is effective in its own right but can also work synergistically with any other form of medicine to form an integrated approach to health care. For example it can be used alongside conventional treatments for eczema and asthma when trying to reduce the dependency on steroid medications. The NHS offers Homeopathy as a patient’s choice but unfortunately none of the five Homeopathic Hospitals are based in East Anglia, therefore, most Homeopathic practices tend to be privately run.
Who can use Homeopathy?
Because it is a safe and gentle form of medicine it can be used by anyone – for babies and pregnancy to the elderly. It is a particularly effective at treating childhood illnesses such as eczema, ear infections, tonsillitis, colic and teething pain. Children have immature, fragile immune systems that sometimes are not able to fend off the bombardment of bacterial and viral infections they come into contact with. Homeopathy can boost their natural immunity to help to ward off coughs, colds and other infections which can help to avoid repeated and damaging doses of antibiotics.
Is it suitable for acute and chronic illnesses?
Homeopathy can be used effectively in acute medical situations from childhood fevers, cuts and bruises, ear infections and teething, to helping ease longer-term disorders like the menopause, depression and allergies. Homeopathy doesn’t seek to cover up symptoms; it works gently, yet deeply to help your own body to restore balance and well-being.
Adults with compromised immunity, inflammatory conditions and long-standing fatigue may also see positive changes and restored energy levels when combined with individual Nutritional therapy.