A gentle and complementary approach to treating illness, homeopathy was founded in the 18th century by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann. Through years of experiments and observations, his goal was to create a form of non-toxic medicine to effectively treat patients, simultaneously restoring their well-being.
Currently used worldwide with over 200 years of clinical experience, homeopathy is recognized by the World Health Organisation as a valid form of healthcare and as a low cost and effective medicine to gently treat and prevent a large number of internal and external pathologies without causing harm to the body.
“Homeopathy is used successfully by over 250 million people worldwide. It has a laudable and extensively documented clinical record and there is a large number of high quality, peer-reviewed basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing its effects. According to a recent study released by the Chamber of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM), the world homoeopathy market is a $5.35 billion dollar market and growing at a rapid annual rate”.National Centre for Homeopathy, October 7, 2011
A snapshot of some of the conditions homeopathy can treat:
Acne, Addictions, Anger, Allergies, Anaemia, Asthma, Anorexia,, Anxiety, Arthritis, Autism, Bronchitis, Back Pain, Behavioural issues, Bedwetting, Constipation, Cystitis, Carpal Tunnel, Dermatitis/Eczema, Ear Infections, Fears, Gout, Grief, Hay-fever, Hormonal Issues, Hyperactivity, Hyperacidity, Infertility, Insomnia, IBS, Joint Pain, Low Self Esteem, Learning Issues, Migraines, Menstrual Issues, Mood Swings, Panic Attacks, Sinusitis, Sports Injuries, Thrush and Vertigo.
The system is based on the Law of Similars of ‘like cures like’ where homeopathic medicines are administered to restore the body to its healthy state by gently stimulating the body’s own immune system to fight infection and adjust the underlying imbalance. For example, we experience swelling, redness, burning and stinging when stung by a bee.
By administering the remedy Apis that is derived from bee venom, the symptoms are alleviated and the person brought back to a state of health. Homeopathy heals from the inside out. It will not just drive away the symptoms, but will help to deal with the root cause of the condition in order to regain optimum health.
Clinical trials and research into the effectiveness and use of the homeopathic medicines are on-going around the world. Many studies today have shown how homeopathic medicines are reliable and effective, not just a ‘placebo effect’.
Homeopathy is a logical, low risk and effective method of dealing with many health issues
Homeopathic remedies can be used with confidence with babies, children and the elderly
Side effects or adverse reactions are extremely uncommon since homeopathic medicines are non-allergic and non-toxic due to ultra-minute doses
Homeopathic medicines can be used alongside conventional medicine to complement treatment. It is imperative to note that we do not advocate homeopathic treatment as a substitute for allopathic treatment for serious illnesses; in such a case, it will only act as a palliative remedy. However, homeopathic medicines can help with the side effects caused by the allopathic treatments.
The essence of plants, minerals and some animal sources (no harm done to animals) are used to make homeopathic remedies.
The homeopathic medicines are are highly diluted, thus lowering the possibility of adverse reactions.
They can be dispensed in the form of pillules or liquids.
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