Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognizes that all systems of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment, not the disease.

Different people react in different ways to the same illness and in order to find the correct remedy your homeopath will need to know not only your physical symptoms but also as much as possible about yourself and how your symptoms affect you.

Homeopathic remedies cannot cause side effects and you cannot become addicted to them. This is because only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used in a specially prepared form.

What Is Homeopathy?

In 1796 a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered a different approach to the cure of the sick which he called homeopathy (from the Greek words meaning "similar suffering"). Like Hippocrates two thousand years earlier he realized that there were two ways of treating ill health, the way of opposites and the way of similars.

Take, for example, a case of insomnia. The way of opposites is to treat this by giving a drug to bring on artificial sleep. This frequently involves the uses of large or regular doses of drugs which can sometimes cause side effects or addiction.

The way of similars, the homeopathic way, is to give a patient a minute dose of a substance which in large doses causes sleepiness in a healthy person. Surprisingly this will enable the patient to sleep naturally. Because of the minute dosage no side effects or addiction will result.


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