Homeopathic remedies come from the nature. Derived from plants, minerals, salts or even substances extracted from animals.
Homeopathy has no harmful side effects and people who cannot benefit from conventional medicine may be helped by homeopathy.
The homeopathic remedies stimulate and activate the organism's own self-healing ability. Thus, homeopathic treatment does not only focus on treating a symptom but on strengthening the whole person.
During the consultation we will discuss the changes you have felt since you got sick. This includes changes in your energy, sleep pattern, mood and disposition and what may have triggered the illness for example stress or a grief.
Classic Homeopathy is characterised by the use of small doses of remedies that are carefully selected for you individually. After the consultation, you will be prescribed a homeopathic remedy which you must initially take daily and as soon as it is effective you can taper off and take it only when needed. The effect of the homeopathic remedy can be felt after a few days or a few weeks depending on how deep a disease is being treated.
The history of homeopathy
Knowledge of the homeopathic principle – the principle of equality – in medical treatment can be traced all the way back to Hippocrates. He discovered that plant substances in tiny doses could cure the same symptoms that they would have caused in large doses.
Only much later, around 1790, did the German physician and chemist Samuel Hahnemann become aware of this principle when he discovered in his work that a plant substance used against malaria would produce malaria-like symptoms if given to a healthy person in small quantities.
Samuel Hahnemann spent his entire adult life researching a method of using drugs so that they could be a cure without side effects.
During his research, he experimented with medicinal plants – not on sick people but on healthy ones. He was interested in what each individual plant remedy could cause in the healthy human organism in order to gain knowledge of what the medicine would be able to remedy in the sick person. He called this process a "trial". Surprisingly, he discovered that each of the drugs in the healthy "testers" produced symptoms that were similar to the symptoms they were known to cure in the sick.
For the next 50 years, Hahnemann and his colleagues continued to "try" different medicines. All the symptoms that appeared were noted down carefully and in detail, from physical symptoms and changes in the "subject's" psychological and mental state to changes in general well-being.
In 1810 he published the book "Organon", which explains the procedure and principles of what Hahnemann called "The true art of healing". Classical homeopaths follow these principles to this day.
The word "homeopathy" is composed of the Greek words homeios, which means similar, and pathos, which means suffering or disease.
Hahnemann formulated the overall principle for the treatment of diseases in the phrase "Similia similibus curentur" (like cures like).
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