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Homoeopathy

So exactly what is homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy is a system of healing that stimulates the body’s own healing forces in order to overcome disease.


So how does homoeopathy work?
According to the principle of ‘like cures like’ a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person, can be used to treat similar symptoms ina sick person.


What are the differences between homoeopathy & conventional medicine?
Conventional medicine has its roots in anatomy, physiology and the ‘chemistry’ focused sciences of biochemistry and microbiology. It is strongly orientated towards eliminating variables in order to find comparable, consistent results. This means that it attempts to treat the symptoms which are common to most people suffering from a particular disease.
Homoeopathy has its roots in the ‘energy’ focused science of biophysics. It adopts a more holistic perspective and encourages that all variables in each person’s experience of a disease are considered. This means that symptoms cannot be viewed in isolation without considering other aspects of the patient’s wellbeing. Unlike conventional medicine, homoeopathy is built on the philosophy that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and should be allowed to do so.

Conventional medicine considers symptoms as an indication that the body has been overcome by disease. Medicines are used as an intervention to act ‘against’ the disease so that the body can return to health. For example, ‘anti-diarrhoeals’ are used to suppress or stop diarrhoea.
From a homoeopathic perspective, symptoms are considered to be part of the body’s attempt to heal itself. Homoeopathic medicines contain no suppressive components and work energetically to stimulate the body's innate ability to heal itself by promoting or supporting the functioning of the various organ systems. For example, diarrhoea is considered to be the body’s attempt to fl ush out toxic materials.

Treatment focuses on supporting the digestive system but allows the body to completely eliminate the toxic materials. The diarrhoea will automatically stop and the body will then return to health.
Conventional medicine, in particular emergency medicine, has made an enormous contribution to mankind by saving lives. Homoeopathy has been used across the world to improve the quality of people’s lives for nearly 300 years. Both systems of medicine have their merits and it is not essential that one system be used to the exclusion of the other.