Homeopathy is an independent and highly-refined system of medicine that uses small doses of natural substances that stimulate the body’s own self-healing capabilities. A well-chosen homeopathic remedy can bring ease and balance to both physical and emotional symptoms, and homeopathic remedies are prescribed to treat the person rather than the diagnosis.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of Simila similibus curantur, meaning “Like Cures Like”. It has been observed that substances in nature that create a symptom or disease can, in very small doses, treat that very same symptom or disease by stimulating the body to correct the imbalance.
Homeopathic remedies are extremely effective and very safe. They are gentle, non-allergenic, and non-toxic. There are no side effects, so they can be prescribed to both children and pregnant mothers with no concern to possible adverse effects. They can be used in both acute and chronic situations, such as pain, injuries, infections, chronic disease, and emotional traumas.
A homeopathic intake is an extensive interview process where the client’s physical, mental, and emotional history is explored. Interviews can take up to 60-90 minutes, depending on the complexity. Clients often enjoy the individualized process and care. A homeopathic remedy is often chosen by the practitioner after a thorough analysis. There are around 2,500 homeopathic remedies, and the practitioner strives to find a remedy that would fit each person accurately. For this reason, homeopathic practitioners will often ask that clients allow them at least three attempts to find a well-fitting remedy. Follow-ups usually occur 4-6 weeks after the client starts a homeopathic remedy.