What is Homeopathy

Homeopathy is the gentle art and science of healing.
It is a different way of looking at health, treating you as a unique individual and healing the whole person not just the ailment.
A homeopathic medicine - known as a remedy - helps stimulate your body to heal itself. It is gentle, natural, effective and totally safe.

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that was founded 200 years ago by the physician Samuel Hahnemann. In medicine, the idea that like cures like has existed for thousands of years. Homeopathy, which is the Ancient Greek for similar suffering, continues to develop this concept by matching a particular remedy to your particular symptoms.

Each person is unique. There are thousands of homeopathic remedies and it is the homeopath's job to listen to your symptoms and select your appropriate remedy. To find the remedy the homeopath studies both the symptoms and the person. The more the homeopath knows about you the easier it becomes to select the right remedy.

You will be asked about yourself, your complaint, your lifestyle, your past health and your family.

The Remedy

Homeopathic remedies come from natural substances that are given to you in very diluted form. The idea is to give as little medicine as possible to effect a quick and gentle cure. They are easy to take and pleasent to the taste. Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, non-habit forming with no side effects. All remedies are tested on people rather than animals.

You can contact a homeopath youself or be referred by a consultant, a GP, or by another complementary practitioner. An initial consultation lasts about one and a half hours, subsequent consultations about forty five minutes.

What can Homeopathy treat

Homeopathy can help with most ailments and maintain good health in people of all ages. It is successfully used by millions of people around the world, is recognised by an Act of Parliament and is accepted as a safe alternative form of medicine.

Homeopathy can help where other forms of medicine have not been able to. It's gentle non-evasive nature makes it much used in pregnancy and the care of new born babies. Homeopathy is useful with children's health problems and effective in many disorders of the third age.

Treatment for adults include:

  • Most common dieases. Allergies, hay fever.
  • Stomach problems, diarrhoea, IBS, constipation.
  • Diseases of the third age such as arthritis, shingles, sleep problems, bladder complaints.
  • Period and menopause problems.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Psychological and emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems
  • Low energy, chronic tiredness.
  • Trauma, shock, grief, loss.

Treatment for babies and children include:

  • Emotional complaints, eating disorders.
  • Exam nerves, exhaustion, stress
  • Acne and spots.
  • The onset of periods and period problems.


Ronald Smith