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Homeopathic Medicine



 

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Homeopathic medicine was founded by a German doctor, Samuel  Hahnemann, in about 1800. It is based on the principle of 'like cures like'. This principle was taught in Hindu writings over three thousand years ago. Hippocrates in Ancient Greece and other famous scientists through the ages described it also. The principle is based on the observation that a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it is taken in large amounts. 


Homeopathic medicines are made mainly from plants and minerals and are highly diluted. They come in a number of forms such as lactose or sucrose tablets or pills, powders and liquids. 


Homeopathic medicines are safe with little or no side effects. Homeopathy is well regulated. It has been established and refined for over 200 years. The treatment is non-toxic and can be used by babies, children and during pregnancy. Homeopathic medicines are gentle and do not interfere with conventional medicine prescribed by a doctor. 


Homeopathy is ideal for those who want to explore a holistic approach to enhance their wellbeing. 


The first consultation lasts 45 to 60 minutes depending on the situation and a detailed history is taken including information about environmental influences, weather, food, emotions, family history and personal characteristics. This builds a picture of your unique make up. The medicine will be tailored to your needs.


Subsequent consultations take up to 30 minutes.  Progress is assessed and any changes reviewed before deciding on the next step.