Homeopathy is a complementary form of medicine that has been used for over 200 years
Homeopathy has its origins in ancient history dating as far back as Hippocrates. This was further developed by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago and is used in 80 countries worldwide by over 300 million people.
Homeopathy is a scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognises that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment not the disease.
The highly diluted substances are most often mainly in tablet form in either lactose or sucrose tablets or pillules, 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.
In 2000, the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Science & Technology cited homeopathy as one of the five Group One therapies, having “an individual diagnostic approach” along with osteopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and acupuncture. (1)
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Homeopathy is ideal for people who want to explore more holistic options to enhance their wellbeing. It can be safely used alongside conventional medicines and will not interfere with the action of medicines prescribed by your doctor. Because homeopathic medicines (often referred to as remedies) are non-toxic, there are no side effects (2) and they are safe even for pregnant women and babies.
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1. House of Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology. ‘Complementary & Alternative Medicine.’ Session 1999-2000, 6th Report. The Stationery Office, 2000
2. Dantas F, Rampes H. Do homeopathic medicines provoke adverse effects? A systematic review. Br Hom J, 2000; 89: 35-8
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