What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine with a long tradition. It is a holistic therapy meaning it treats the whole person as a unique individual and is completely safe for people of all ages, including pregnant women and babies. The remedies are specially prepared, highly diluted substances given mainly in tablet or liquid form. Each prescription is tailored to the patient according to their specific symptoms and character. The remedy acts as a catalyst to stimulate the patient’s own healing powers, releasing the vitality needed to restore health. A homeopath views good health as much more than simply not having any symptoms – good health is an active, positive state without any limitations on physical, emotional and mental levels. Homeopathy is a natural, safe and effective way of achieving this.
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Does homeopathy work?
Yes! Many people who are sceptical to begin with become completely convinced that Homeopathy works when they see the results in themselves or their children. There have also been quality randomised clinical trials demonstrating Homeopathy’s clinical effectiveness. For example, the Swiss Government commissioned a report that concluded that Homeopathy is clinically effective, cost effective and safe, while The Bristol Homeopathic hospital recorded the outcome of homeopathic treatment in 6,500 patients and found that 70% of patients reported an improvement in their health. The best way to find out is to try it yourself.
What to expect when visiting a homeopath?
The initial consultation takes at least one hour in order for the homeopath to gain a thorough understanding of the patient, their health and what symptoms they are experiencing. Follow-up consultations vary from patient to patient, but the aim is to help the patient improve as rapidly as possible. All information is kept confidential. It is always recommended that the patient maintain their relationship with their GP.