Homeopathy: What is it?

Posted on: 20 June 2012 by Gareth Hargreaves

30 million people in Europe already benefit from homeopathic treatment. What is homeopathy and what can it for people over 50.

Homeopathy and older people

To many homeopathy conjures up images of quack cures and sandal wearing neo hippies, but it is a misconception that is denying people the opportunity to find remedies for everyday annoyances such as  insomnia and hay fever. More relevant though, it can also bring natural therapies to help older people with healthy ageing. 

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.

Why is it so popular?

  • Homeopathic treatment works with your body's own healing powers to bring health and well being.
  • Patients are treated as individuals, not as a collection of disease labels.
  • Homeopathy treats all your symptoms - mental, emotional and physical.
  • Homeopathic remedies are gentle, subtle and powerful.

To get in touch with a qualified homeopath near you, call 01604 621400.
The Society of Homeopaths will give you a list of professional, registered homeopaths nearest to your home, and answer any of your questions.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing, suitable for everyone, young and old. Homeopathy focuses on you as an individual, concentrating on treating your specific physical and emotional symptoms, to give long lasting benefits.

How long has Homeopathy been used?

Homeopathy has been used in the UK for over two hundred years, but has an honourable tradition dating back to ancient Greece. It was Samuael Hahnemann, a brilliant doctor working in 1796 who developed the scientific and philosophical foundations of this gentler way of healing. These scientific principles form the basis of successful homeopathic practice today.

What happens when you see a homeopath?

Your homeopath understands that establishing good health involves treating both mind and body, so time is taken to listen to your emotional and physical symptoms. To stimulate your body's own healing process, a remedy closest to your individual symptom picture is prescribed. Healing beings from within your body, strengthening your health and immune system, without any danger of damaging side effects.

Are homeopathic remedies safe?

Homeopathic remedies are a unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body, and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients. There is no danger of addiction or toxicity.

What can homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy is used to treat everything from acute fevers, sore throats and toothache, to chronic illnesses such as arthritis, eczema, asthma, anxiety and insomnia.

Where can I find a qualified homeopath?

The Society of Homeopaths produces a frequently updated register of professionally trained homeopaths, who work to the Society's Code of Ethics & Practice. Telephone 01604 621400, send a SAE to: The Society of Homeopaths, 4a Artizan Road, Northampton, NN1 4HU Or visit their website at http://www.homeopathy-soh.org

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