Homeopathy is a safe, effective and gentle treatment. It can be used from birth and has no side-effects. A homeopath takes a holistic view of symptoms and spends the time to understand all the factors that contribute to them.
Your consultant will take the time to understand you and take all these factors into account. Homeopathic remedies are symptomatic treatments, because of the holistic view taken this approach can also successfully address the aetiology. Treatments are available for many ailments, such as:
- Sleeping problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Panic attacks
- Menopausal symptoms
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)ø
The Therapy is based on the theory of treating ‘ like with like’ Homeopathic remedies are diluted natural substances that if given to a healthy person would produce the symptoms the medicine is prescribed for. In the assessment of you, the patient, homeopaths will take into account the range of physical, emotional and lifestyle factors in order to prescribe the right medicine(s).
Homeopathy can be safely used alongside most conventional medicines.
HOW LONG HAS HOMEOPATHY BEEN USED?
Homeopathy has been used in the UK for over two hundred years, but has an honourable tradition dating back to ancient Greece.
ARE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES SAFE?
Homeopathic remedies are a unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They are diluted to such a degree that not one molecule of the original substance can be detected (after the 12c potency).
They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body, and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients. There is no danger of addiction or toxicity. How are the remedies discovered? The clinical indications of our medicines are discovered in all of three ways:
- The toxicity symptoms (or poisoning picture, eg. vomiting and diarrhoea caused by arsenic)ø
- The ‘signature’ of the medicine, an ancient medical idea based on the ‘affinities’ of certain substances (eg. Deadly Nightshade, Atropa belladonna has large shiny black berries that resemble the dilated pupils of the eyes in high fever)
- The ‘proving’, in which the highly diluted substances are tested blind on a group of healthy volunteers who then record the symptoms they experience. Where there is agreement amongst provers, the symptoms are documented in a Repertory.
All this information is used to match the remedies with your symptoms.
HOW ARE THE REMEDIES MADE?
There are five regulated homeopathic pharmacies in the UK. The raw extracts (from plants or animals) or triturations (from minerals and salts) are made into a ‘tincture’ with alcohol which forms the basis of the dilution procedure.
Dilutions are made up to either 1 part tincture to 10 parts water (1x) or 1 part tincture to 100 parts water (1c). Repeated dilution results in the familiar 6x, 6c or 30c potencies that can be bought over the counter: the 30c represents an infinitessimal part of the original substance.
IF THEY ARE SO DILUTE, HOW CAN THEY WORK?
After each dilution the mixture is vigorously agitated in a machine that delivers a calibrated amount of shaking. This is called succussion. It is thought that this process imprints the healing energy of the medicinal substance throughout the body of water (the diluent) as if a message is passed on. The message contains the healing energy. Even in ultra-molecular dilutions, information specific to the original dissolved substance remains and can be detected.
Homeopathy has a wide application, from acute fevers, sore throats and toothache, to chronic illnesses such as arthritis, eczema, asthma, anxiety, mild depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Sophie Williams is a qualified homeopathic consultant – if you would like to make an appointment for a Consultation please ring us on 01625 54 9000
From March 2011 due to new legislation, we are not allowed to make claims for treatments that has not been scientifically proven. Most complementary therapies cannot be proven despite having been found to be very effective. All the information you find on our website has not been qualified by Scientific Research and any treatment you undertake will be at your discretion. We believe in our treatments and we have an impressive number of clients who believe in them too.