Similia similibus curentur - let like be cured by like - this adage is the foundation stone of homeopathic philosophy. Built upon this is the concept of treating the 'whole'; that you cannot treat any single part in isolation because no single part is in complete isolation from the whole. This is the fundamental holistic principle recognised across all disciplines of true healing.
Homoeopathy is a complete system of medicine which treats the whole person, not just their symptoms. It acknowledges that emotional, mental and physical health are connected, and so helps the person to deal with their illness. The body's natural healing mechanism is stimulated, creating possibilities for regaining health.
Besides addressing specific health issues, homoeopathy addresses the individual's entire life-history. People who have received homoeopathic treatment on this basis usually find that their general state of health markedly improves. They are better able to resist illness and have a greater sense of well-being and purpose.
Because homoeopathy treats the whole person, the first consultation takes about two hours, allowing the homoeopath to develop a detailed picture of the person. A remedy is then prescribed for you as an individual, not just a particular illness. Future appointments take less time, as the homoeopath assesses how things are progressing. Each person will respond at their own pace, depending on how recent the problem is and other factors, such as whether they are also taking conventional drugs.
Remedies come from plants, minerals and animals. The raw material is then diluted many times over in water and alcohol in order to release the healing power of the substance and to eliminate any toxic effects. Just one remedy is used at a time to stimulate the body's own healing powers. Homoeopathic remedies do not cause side-effects, and will not interfere with any orthodox medicine the person may be taking.
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Last Updated 03/28/08