What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine which can be used to treat any medical condition whether emotional or physical. It can be used to treat people of any age including babies and pregnant women. Homeopathy has no side effects and is completely safe.
Homeopathic remedies are made from minute doses of various substances found throughout the natural kingdoms. The homeopath will ask the patient many questions about his or her condition and from this information will be able to find a suitable remedy. The remedy will usually given in tablet or liquid form.
Homeopathic law states that “like treats like”. If a substance can cause an illness, then in minute doses it can be used to treat a similar illness. For example if you sting yourself with nettles which causes a rash which is red, stinging and itchy, with raised white bumps, the stinging nettle itself can be prepared in the homeopathic way which involves much dilution. Then the prepared remedy can be used to treat stinging nettle rashes OR similar conditions which have the same or very similar symptoms. These might be, for example, a skin irritation from allergic reaction, heat rash, or burns.
This process is also sometimes used in a similar way in conventional medicine. For example allergens like pollen are used in minute doses to de-sensitize allergic patients.
There is plenty of evidence that homeopathy is effective. Have a look at The Society of Homeopaths research page.
You also may be interested to know that…
- There are now four homeopathic hospitals in the UK funded by the NHS – in London, Bristol, Liverpool and Glasgow.
- The Bristol Homeopathic Hospital published a study of 6500 patients who had received homeopathic treatment showing an overall improvement in health for 70% of them.
- In 2007, 206 MPs signed an Early Day Motion welcoming the contribution of homeopathy to NHS healthcare.