Homoeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which stimulates the body’s own natural healing power to bring health, vitality and wellbeing.
The holistic approach to medicine takes a 'wide' view of illness and the 'causes' of disease and the ways in which people express their illness, individually.
Homeopaths consider physical, emotional & mental symptoms, and regard them as intimately connected, since all are aspects of the whole of the patient's suffering.
Homoeopaths understand that symptoms of illness are evidence of the bodys natural and automatic efforts to heal itself, and these clues are used to guide them when prescribing a homoeopathic remedy.
The patient may be asked questions about all sorts of apparently minor deviations from health, and about character and personality traits, in order to arrive at a clear understanding of the whole picture of their state of health. Before prescribing, the homeopath wants to have a complete overview of the patient.
A remedy is then prescribed for that individual person, not merely for their disease, but for their whole state.
Thus, homeopathy is truly holistic. This fundamental principle - the individual prescription - explains why two patients with apparently similar illnesses, may be treated with different remedies.
The two patients may have headaches, but the 'way' they have their headaches, may be different, their overall state of health, may be different, and the way they cope with life, may be different, therefore requiring different remedies.
Homeopathy treats an illness with a substance which when taken by a healthy person, produces symptoms similar to that incurred by the person that is ill.
Homoeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which stimulates the body's own natural healing power to bring health, vitality and wellbeing.