Homeopathy is mainly taken in tablet form and can be used for both acute and chronic conditions in old and young, including babies and pregnant women. It can be safely used alongside conventional medicine.
Homeopathy is based on two principles that have occurred regularly throughout the history of medicine, both in eastern and western worlds. The first principle of ‘like cures like’ can be looked at in several ways. One is to assume that the body knows what it is doing and that symptoms are the body’s way of taking action to overcome an illness. This healing response is automatic in living organisms; we term it, the vital response.
The application of a correct homeopathic medicine increases the body’s ability to take this action and so makes the body’s own healing more rapid and effective. In chronic illness, this vital stimulus literally lifts the suffering person over the stumbling block of their disease. Before the medicines are decided upon, their curative powers are discovered by testing them out on healthy human subjects and carefully noting emotional, mental and physical changes. This is termed a ‘proving’. This information constitutes the basis for ‘like cures like’, for a medicine’s unique symptom picture must match up with the individual’s expression of the disease. The second principle, that only ‘the minimum dose’ should be employed is based upon the understanding that the stimulus of the medicine works from within the vitality and is not imposed from the outside. Only enough is administered to initiate the healing process which then carries on, driven by its own internal healing mission.
Instructions on how to take the remedy:
Please try to not eat or drink for 15 minutes before and after taking the remedy. I recommend taking the remedy before bed, so the healing process can be stimulated without major disturbances. Try not to handle the remedy. You can tip it into your mouth directly from the envelope. The remedy is best placed under your tongue and allowed to dissolve without swallowing it.
After taking the remedy, you should notice changes in health and your state of mind. Sometimes certain symptoms can increase for a short time: this is considered a good sign and is usually followed by an improvement in physical and overall health. Please take note of any changes you observe – however subtle they may appear to you – so that we can discuss them at your follow-up consultation.
My aim is to help you regain the best level of health possible. Should you feel uncertain about any aspect of the process, please feel free to contact me for further information or explanation.