What is Homeopathy? - Homeopathy Explained

Family Healthy with HomeopathyI get asked variations of this question all the time from 'What is Homeopathy?', 'Does homeopathy Work?', 'What does a homeopath do?', ' What is a homeopathic consultation like?' and so on and so well let me explain.

Homeopathy is a holistic medicine, treating the whole person not just the symptoms of disease. It is a safe, effective, non-invasive and gentle form of treatment.

Homeopathy uses naturally occurring substances in the form of remedies which come from plants, minerals and the animal kingdom. For example we have remedies made from nettles, granite and even bee’s sting.

>Remedies are made in a homeopathic pharmacy where substances go through serial dilution which means they interact in a very gentle way with the body.

Homeopathy is effective in treating physical, mental and emotional conditions including;

  • Childhood illnesses teething, recurrent infections, behavioural difficulties.
  • Skin conditions eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions.
  • Pregnancy childbirth, breastfeeding, post-natal depression.
  • Period pains pre-menstrual tension, menopause.
  • Infertility erectile dysfunction.
  • Respiratory complaints asthma, cough.
  • Gastric upsets stomach ulcers, indigestion.
  • Constipation diarrhoea, thrush.
  • Depression anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts.
  • Shock post traumatic disorder, insomnia

(This is only a sample of complaints, homeopathy can treat many more)

How Does Homeopathy Work?

Homeopathy stimulates the body's ability to fight infection and susceptibility to disease. It strengthens the immune system and overall wellbeing. It is a completely natural way to get and stay healthy easing recurrent infections, behavioural difficulties.

  • All Ages - Homeopathy is suitable for all ages including newborn babies, breastfeeding, children through to adulthood.
  • Complimentary - Remedies can be taken alongside medication and in conjunction with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, in pregnancy etc.
  • Patient Involvement - The homeopath will ask the patient many question and not just about the presenting symptoms but also about general health and lifestyle.
  • First Aid - It can be safely used in the home and workplace to treat bruises, minor burns and sprains, insect bites and gastric upsets.
  • Cost Effective - Homeopathic remedies are generally much cheaper then conventional medicines.

Homeopathy - Fact

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses naturally occurring substances in remedy format to stimulate the body's ability to overcome illness.

Homeopathy is Popular

Over 40 million people in Europe have tried homeopathy and it's popularity is constantly growing.

Health Insurance

Most private health insurance companies provide rebates for appointments with a Registered Homeopath (please refer to your policy details).

Well Known Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies are in common use in most homes today. Arnica is probably in most Irish Mother medicals kits. Echinacea is a common homeopathic remedy taken in tablet form for cold & flu symptoms. Rescue Remedy for exam and study pressure should be in every students bag.