What is Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathic remedies are derived from plants, minerals and animals. This is a completely natural healing method since the remedies are used to stimulate your own healing power and address the cause of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms that present themselves.
Homoeopathy was developed by German physician and chemist Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843). The underlying idea of homoeopathy has been known for at least 2500 years. The Greek physician Hippocrates mentioned the principles. The word Homoeopathy has derived from 2 ancient Greek words – ‘homoeo’ meaning the same or similar and ‘phatos’ which means hardship and suffering. The word Homeopathy literally means ‘similar suffering’ which outlines the philosophy of healing a health issue with a remedy that is made from the plant, mineral or animal extract where the issue has stemmed from. Simply, the remedy and the health issue cancel each other out thus healing the patient.
Homoeopathy vs Naturopathy
The difference between Homeopathy and Naturopathy is that Homeopathy uses only one remedy at a time, never mixing remedies together; whereas on the other hand, Naturopathy often uses a combination of remedies and herbal mixtures supplemented by vitamins and minerals
How does Homoeopathy work?
Homoeopathy treats you as a whole person, working on a physical, mental and emotional level. Homoeopathic remedies stimulate your own healing power – this is best explained with an example.
When a baby is born as a healthy being it is very pure, like the core of an onion. As a baby grows it will encounter less healthy environments which can make them sick. This can be likened to putting another layer around the onion. As we live, we acquire many of these layer and they influence our health.
Everybody and every living thing on earth has its own life energy, often referred to as a soul or vital force. When we are healthy this vital force is in balance and centred. When we become ill, stressed or have injuries this vital force gets out of balance and if you are not treated or don’t finish your treatment your vital force will stay ever so slightly out of balance (another layer on the onion). When you become sick or injured next time, your vital force will become a bit more out of balance (yet another layer around the onion) and this carries on throughout your life until you address the whole issue and complete the full treatment. homoeopathy will help to restore that natural balance and return to optimal health.
Homoeopathy can be used to cure most illnesses, discomforts and physical aches and pains providing there are no structural issues causing the problem. The following are just some examples of what health issues we can address:
- Emotional upsets
- Early learning difficulties and hyperactivity
- The Flu
- Sports Injuries
- Period Pains/Problems
- and more
If you are unsure if we can help your health issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.