How do Homeopathic Medicines Work?
Homeopathic medicines stimulate the body to help it heal itself.
They have been used in clinical practice all over the world for over 200 years.
Homeopathy is essentially a natural healing process, providing remedies to assist the patient to regain health by stimulating the body's natural healing forces. It concentrates on treating the patient, rather than the disease.
Homeopathy is a particularly attractive option for those who are keen to choose a natural form of medicine for themselves & their families. It is natural and gentle, cost-effective, non-habit forming, with adults, children, babies, unconscious patients & animals responding well to Homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathic remedies are made from plants, animal products, minerals and (occasionally) conventional drugs or disease matter. Homoeopathic remedies are not tested on animals.
Homeopaths look at the entire person, not just the condition or affected part. The same problem manifests differently in each individual, and without close attention to these differences, permanent wellness is not possible.
When asking the patient to describe symptoms, the homeopath wants to go beyond such blanket terms as merely "rheumatism" or "asthma" and to discover how that particular problem presents in you as an individual in your own unique response to the disease process. Family history, past and present illness, emotional difficulties, individual sensitivities and many other aspects of the patient are discussed, taking everything about the individual into consideration, not just the presenting complaint.
We look at lifestyle issues such as sleep, appetite, thirst etc as well as their temperament, health and family history. It is how their condition uniquely impresses on them; how it affects you as a whole, which leads to the correct prescription.
The homeopath assists the patient to understand how seemingly separate symptoms can be related and choose a homeopathic medicine that matches as closely as possible the symptoms.
Homeopathy is not herbalism or naturopathy. While we do use many of the same natural substances, homeopathic medicines are uniquely different from naturopathic products because of the way they are made.
Homeopathic treatment is tailored to the needs of each individual, and only a minimum amount of stimulation needs to be given in order to begin the process. With homeopathy a little goes a long way and one small pillule or a few drops can have amazing results.
Children have a tendency to fall ill dramatically but also to bounce back very quickly.
Parents should follow their instincts when it comes to their children’s health and seek professional help when the child’s condition moves beyond the realm of home treatment.
Children suffer from a wide range of ailments while their little bodies are learning to cope with disease. It is not always a good idea to suppress these symptoms because the body of a growing child is learning and acquiring resistance to disease by means of earaches, fevers and other minor illnesses of childhood, which are provoking and inviting an immune response. Childhood illnesses are therefore, part of the growing up process and a child who is able to cope with these challenges naturally will be laying the foundation for a healthy maturity, a stronger constitution & more illness free adulthood. Hoemeopathy can assist in this process.
Homeopathy & Childhood Related Complaints
There are so many childhood complaints that have been successfully treated with Homeopathy.
These include colic, difficult and delayed teething, sleeping problems and behavioural and learning difficulties.
There are many times during childhood when generally healthy children become sick or injured. During these times, some parents resort to prescription medication, or reach for over the counter pharmaceutical drugs such as paracetamol, laxatives, cough mixture, and ear and eye drops to name a few. Although synthetic chemical drugs may give immediate or short-term relief to children, many parents are now looking to natural remedies to alleviate these problems.
Whether it be to heal without side effects or treat the condition by taking the cause into account so permanent relief can be obtained, without just suppressing the symptoms, then Homeopathy is an alternative option.
Mental & Emotional Troubles
Often children and adults suffer very much on an emotional level. A family member, friend or pet dying, a special playmate or friend moving away, moving school or house, schoolyard bullying or work / relationship abuse, can all be deeply upsetting.
This is an area where Homeopathy can be particularly useful.
Homeopathic prescribing can work to help resolve an underlying problem which might otherwise fester and affect the your outlook on life. Sometimes a new baby can cause emotional or behavioural problems in older children or partners who are finding it hard to adapt to the demands a new baby makes on the household, or post natal depression for rmum.
Homeopathy can help restore serenity and equilibrium to the whole family.
It may be trouble with concentrating, learning or remembering; physical co-oridation; handling anger or grief, fears & anxieties.
Hoemeopathy also can assist the body to bring issues like these areas back into balance.
The problem may be due to either psychological or physiological causes. An unresolved emotional issue can affect physical health and conversely, if there are biochemical deficiencies or imbalances, it can affect your mental outlook. If this is not dealt with as a child then this can continue into adulthood. It is the same for adults. Any unresolved past or current traumas, mental &/or emotional issues can also affect your health, leading to a huge array of conditions on any level – physical, mental or emotional.
Homeopathy understands how important these anxieties or traumas are.
This is why Homeopathy is called “holistic” - it takes all aspects into consideration. Homeopathy does not separate emotional reactions from physical symptoms, as they are both equally valid and part of the total expression of the individual.
Homeopathy is a truly holistic approach to health; one that emphasises people rather than diseases.
Homeopathy recognises that each person responds uniquely to the forces of their heredity and environment. The total pattern of mental, emotional and physical alterations from health (symptoms) are the indications of the body's effort to defend and heal itself.
In order to perceive this, a very thorough case taking session is an essential cornerstone of Donna’s practice, as she seeks to discover the unique characteristics of each individual. Since homeopathy acts upon the constitution as a whole, when a person becomes well through homeopathy they find improvements in multiple areas their overall health.