What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a well-established form of treatment. Instead of relying on drugs, homeopathic remedies use tiny amounts of nature’s own medicines. The remedies are diluted many times, whilst being shaken to activate the ingredients. Homeopathy is safe and gentle and has no harmful side effects. And the amazing thing is, the more times the substance is diluted and shaken, the more powerful it gets! How’s that for weird science?
Homeopathy Questions and Answers
How does homeopathy work?
Homeopathy treatment is based on the work of a doctor called Samuel Hahnemann. He treated diseases by giving the patient a tiny amount of a plant that caused similar symptoms. His methods became famous in the 19th century, when there was an outbreak of cholera in Europe. Some patients were given conventional (standard) medicine and some were treated using Hahnemann’s homeopathy. The homeopathy treatment was far more successful.
What are homeopathic remedies made of?
Only natural substances are used in homeopathic remedies. Many of the medicines are made from plants, although other substances such as charcoal or egg shells can be used. The substance is ground down and diluted in a mixture of alcohol and water. The liquid mixture is used to make the medicines.
How can I be sure that the remedies are safe?
All of the remedies that I use are made by professional homeopathic pharmacies. They know exactly how to dilute the substances to produce top-quality remedies. Because homeopathic remedies are diluted so much, you can be sure that they are safe and will not cause side effects.
How do you choose which remedy to use?
In homeopathy treatment every patient is given their own, personal medicine. That medicine is chosen to match each patient as closely as possible. I think about your medical symptoms, things that you like and dislike, your emotions, how your work and family life affect you, and anything else that helps me to understand who you are. I spend a lot of time working out which remedy is best for you.
How long does homeopathy take to work?
Homeopathy treatment can work very quickly, but it depends on you and how long you have been ill. Some people feel better just a few hours after taking a remedy. Others, particularly with long-term or serious medical problems, might need homeopathy treatment for a few weeks or months.
Hi! I’m Jacqui Torrance. I have worked in complementary medicine for many years, both in the UK and mainland Europe. As a fully-qualified, experienced and insured homeopath I provide a high quality and very personal service to all my clients.
My approach to complementary medicine is to blend modern, scientific techniques with an understanding of nature and the ancient wisdom of the east. I believe the best results in homeopathy are obtained by combining logical and analytical skills with empathy and intuition.
Jacqui Torrance, Dip.Hom., IAHT
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