Homeopathy

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Francesca Provenzano

Homeopathy is one of the most widely used forms of medicine in the world today, because people are discovering the benefits of a system of medicine that is scientific, safe, effective and treats them as unique individuals.

How Homeopathy Works
Homeopathy is based on the principle of the "Law of Similars".
This principle was first understood by Aristotle and Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine and later redeveloped by an 18th Century German doctor called Samuel Hahnemann. In simple words it means, that any substance that can produce symptoms in a healthy person can cure those same symptoms in a sick person.
For example, in a case of insomnia, the way of conventional medicine, is to treat this by giving a drug to bring on an artificial sleep, frequently involving large amounts of drugs which can cause side effects and addiction. The homeopathic way is to give the patient a minute dose of a homeopathic remedy, for instance Coffea (Unroasted coffee) - a stimulant that can cause temporary insomnia in a healthy person. Another example is Allium Cepa (onion) which can be used homoeopathically to treat symptoms of runny nose and eyes in colds and hay fever (symptoms caused by chopping onions).
These and many other substances when given in minute and diluted forms stimulate and assist the body's own natural ability to heal itself. This ability may be lost due to physical, mental or emotional distress and the body needs assistance to return to a natural healthy balance.

What can be treated?
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that treats acute and chronic disease on a physical, mental or emotional level.
Due to its holistic nature Homeopathy is suitable for all ages and conditions including skin conditions, reproductive, digestive and respiratory system disorders, stress related conditions and for maintaining day-to-day health.

What will treatment be like?
Homeopathy regards all symptoms of disease as an expression of disharmony within the whole person and the treatment is chosen to fit all the characteristic of the patient, as homeopaths believe that the mind and body operate as one.
Your homeopath will need to build up a complete picture of your condition including your past medical history. You will be asked detailed questions about yourself, aspects of your life, emotional state, sleeping patterns etc. The appropriate treatment will be chosen to suit your individual pattern of symptoms.

Benefits
There are numerous benefits in using Homeopathy as the medicines are natural while being effective, gentle and safe. Patients often feel a sense of well being and energy after taking their medicines. Acute ailments can often be treated very quickly. In more chronic conditions, the speed of your recovery will depend on the nature and duration of the illness and your individual vitality.
The remedies strengthen and support the immune system, rather than weakening it and are integrative, meaning that they work well in conjunction with any other medical care.
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