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Information about Homeopathy and Homeopaths
Homeopathy is a system developed by Samuel Hahnemann towards the end of the 18 th century, based on the understanding that healing comes from within, from the body’s innate self-healing forces. These forces are to be stimulated by certain substances that would actually cause respective disease if given in a high doses; intending to heal an illness with its equal substance....

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Homeopathy and Homeopaths Information

Homeopathy is a system developed by Samuel Hahnemann towards the end of the 18 th century, based on the understanding that healing comes from within, from the body’s innate self-healing forces. These forces are to be stimulated by certain substances that would actually cause respective disease if given in a high doses; intending to heal an illness with its equal substance.
It uses plants, minerals, and some animal remedies, prescribed on the principle that "Like cures like". This is called the simile principle. The word "homoeopathy" is derived from the Greek words "homoios" meaning like or similar, and "pathos" meaning suffering.
Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the bodys own healing power. This stimulus will assist your own system to clear itself of any expressions of imbalance. The aim is to get you to a level of health so that eventually you will need infrequent treatment.

In the UK, homeopathic remedies may be sold over the counter. The UK has five homeopathic hospitals where treatment, funded by the National Health Service, is available and many regional clinics. Homeopathy is not practised by most of the medical profession, but there is a core of public support, including from the English royal family.

What to expect from a practitioner
The first consultation with a homeopath should last between one and two hours. You'll be asked detailed questions about your physical, mental and emotional health, lifestyle, preferences and fears.
On the basis of this information, the therapist will determine your constitutional 'type' and classify your symptoms to select the best remedy for you.
'Classical' homoeopaths prefer to use just one remedy at a time and observe its effects. Other homeopaths use complex homeopathy - combinations of remedies that may also contain herbs. The remedies are given as small pills, tablets, granules or in liquid form.
Remedies should be taken half an hour before or after eating or drinking. Coffee, tea and peppermint (including mint-flavoured toothpaste) should be avoided, as these can affect a remedy's potency. The remedies shouldn't be handled but popped directly on or under the tongue and allowed to dissolve.
Homeopathic remedies are usually only taken for a short time and it's not unusual to feel slightly worse before you start to feel better. This is known as the 'healing crisis' and is thought to be a sign that the body is trying to re-balance itself.
One or two shorter follow-up visits may be required to check you have the right remedy and that it's working. Benefits should be obvious within a few days. For long-term conditions, more consultations may be needed. The practitioner may also recommend some dietary and lifestyle changes.


 

 

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