Why choose to use Homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathy is a dynamic and effective form of medicine. It works with your body's own healing powers, stimulating them to re-establish your natural balance of health and well-being. So as well as individual symptoms improving with homeopathic treatment, it will help you deal with the cause of illness so that your overall health and vitality can flourish. Homeopathy can be successful where other forms of treatment have failed.
What can be treated with homeopathy?
Homeopathy is comprehensive and can be used by anyone, at any time, for any ailment - it is as useful for sudden, intense or emergency symptoms as it is for long-term complaints. Well-chosen homeopathic remedies can cut through cycles of illness where one infection closely follows on the heels of another. Homeopathy can help support you through life changes and encourage self-development.
Is it holistic?
Establishing good health involves treating both mind and body. Homeopathy treats the person as an individual, with an individual disease process. It looks beyond simple disease labels and connects mental, physical and emotional characteristics and symptoms with life experiences and inherited tendencies - it is holistic. So it not only eliminates physical symptoms but mental and emotional problems can be gently erased too.
How does it work?
Homeopathy works by stimulating your body's own natural tendency to heal itself. A person is more than the sum of their parts. Unlike a machine, the body develops, functions and repairs itself independently. The healing power we all carry inside us is a function of our life force. Samuel Hahnemann (the founder of homeopathy) called it the vital force. Disease is a disturbance of this force and symptoms are an expression of this disturbance.
For example: of 10 people who get wet in the rain, only one gets pneumonia. Most bacteria can affect us only when our own healing power or resistance is low. By removing the bacteria [by antibiotics etc.] we are doing nothing to correct this lack of resistance. Homeopathic medicine aims to correct the disturbed vitality and thus enhance the power of the body to deal with the cause of illness and regain and maintain good health.
How will the homeopath select my remedy?
Everyone experiences the symptoms of illness in their own individual way. For example, many people suffer from asthma but they don't all suffer in the same way, there are various triggers to attacks, different ways of reacting etc. The homeopath uses individual expressions of illness as clues to guide them when prescribing a homeopathic remedy.
There are many different homeopathic remedies to chose from, when treating any disease. The one that the homeopath will prescribe for you is the one that matches your symptoms, as you experience them, as closely as possible.
How are my symptoms matched to a remedy?
Homeopathy works with the principle that 'like cures like' [The Law of Similars] i.e. that which makes someone sick shall heal. Homeopathic remedies are prescribed by matching the symptom pictures of the patient with that of the remedy. A simple example of this is: if a person is suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting, minute doses of a remedy are given which in its crude form would cause diarrhoea and vomiting in a healthy person.
Where does 'The Law of Similars' come from?
The term was coined in 1796 by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, when he discovered that there were two ways of treating ill health, the way of opposites and the way of similars. He chose the name 'homeopathy' [from the Greek words meaning 'similar suffering'] to describe the latter.
What are remedies?
Homeopathic remedies are subtle and powerful. They are a unique, potentized energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They can work therapeutically on many levels. So that they can almost instantly remove sudden, intense symptoms on the one hand, and at the other extreme they can work slowly, at a deep level, to help relieve long-term, persistent symptoms.
Why should I see a professional homeopath rather than buy a remedy 'over the counter'?
The art of homeopathy is in selecting the remedy which best fits your individual needs at a given point in time and our long homeopathic training enables professional homeopaths to prescribe with precision. Hundreds of remedies are available to us and you can expect homeopathic remedies prescribed by us to have a deeper and more profound effect than those selected 'over the counter'.
Are homeopathic remedies safe?
As only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used in a specially prepared, diluted form, remedies are non-toxic, non-addictive. They have been safely used even by the most sensitive, such as babies, pregnant women, the elderly and the terminally ill. However they are capable of powerfully stimulating the body's reactive forces and should be treated with respect.... a little goes a long way.
Remedies work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body and are only repeated when you need another boost. This often means that the number of remedy pills, you need to take, are few and far between.
Can I take remedies whilst taking medicine from my doctor?
Homeopathy can work safely with and through medicine prescribed by your doctor - it can complement your existing treatment.
Meet the Therapist
“Jo has been a godsend for my family when times were very hard with my 3 month old son at the time. He couldn’t sleep day or night. He was uncomfortable, he had diarrhea and cried a lot. I couldn’t watch him any longer but also didn’t want to give him any standard medicine with possible side effects for him. The homeopathic remedy worked and we could all relax again. I would recommend Jo a 100%. I would say to anyone that once you have seen her, you won’t look back and will feel understood. Jo takes a lot of time to get a good picture about the person and the issue at hand to choose the best remedy. I was surprised to discover that the individually chosen remedy can help the person for a variety of issues.