20 September, 2011

A gentle but powerful therapy that works by stimulating the body’s own healing processes.  The word homoeopathy comes from the Greek meaning ‘similar suffering’. It works on the premise that like cures like – treating symptoms with minute amounts of specially potentised medicines that cause similar symptoms in healthy people – which then work to encourage the body’s ability to heal itself.

What conditions is it used for?

Homoeopathy is suitable for all ages and all conditions.

Patient outcome studies tend to be very positive and studies show that treatment by a homoeopath is clinically effective, cost-effective and safe. There are numerous clinical trials (RCTs) demonstrating the efficacy of homoeopathic treatment for a wide range of health problems.

The remedies are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding and most homoeopaths will have experience of treating children. Seeing a qualified practitioner gives you the opportunity to discuss your condition with a professional with years of training and experience.

What to expect

Your therapist will start by taking your case history and may ask you questions about your diet, mood, sleep and dreams. They’ll carefully analyse your case before prescribing your homeopathic remedy.