Homeopathy is a natural, safe and gentle system of medicine that can be used to treat everyone in every stage of life – including babies, children, pregnant woman and the elderly. It is known for focusing on the treatment of the individual who is suffering from a disease rather than on the presenting disease itself only. This is why Homeopathy can often support patients even when the disease diagnosis is unclear or unknown.
Homeopathy can support the patient in temporary as well as long-standing conditions. It can be used alongside other therapies and because of the ultra high dilutions of the homeopathic medicine it will not interfere with the beneficial effects of conventional medication but can be seen as complementary to conventional treatment. In fact, homeopathic and conventional treatments can work very well alongside each other. This approach also gives patients more treatment choices.
Patients who come for homeopathic treatment present with a varied of conditions from the area of woman’s health to mental and emotional dis-eases, or there is a request for support during pregnancy and for childbirth. In addition, parents contact Homeopaths for a wide variety of childhood conditions ranging from autism to asthma and Homeopathy has a consistent track record of managing the distress of teething, reducing the distress of acute febrile infections and helping to manage the symptoms of upper respiratory tract (chest) infection and particularly in relieving the pain of ear infections.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SEE A HOMEOPATH
When you see a Homeopath it’s their job to get a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing, so that they can find a homeopathic remedy which matches you and your symptoms as closely as possible.
During this confidential, in-depth ‘case-taking’ process your Homeopath will want to know precise details of your current illness, but will also consider other aspects of your health including your past medical history, diet, lifestyle, current medication and your personality. The practitioner is building up a picture of your unique make up, a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Based on this holistic picture, a Homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.