Homeopathy in Edinburgh
Homeopathy has been practised worldwide for over 250 years. It is a system of medicine which is based on treating each individual with highly diluted substances with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Symptoms are seen as the body’s way of expressing dis-ease or lack of balance and each person will do this in their own unique way.
In Homeopathy, we aim to offer an individualised treatment for each person’s unique situation and health history. Because Homeopathy treats the person rather than the named “disease”, potentially it can help patients with a wide range of conditions both acute and chronic. In surveys performed in NHS Homeopathic Hospitals over 70% of patients said that they felt that their health had improved after receiving homeopathic care. (Ref.1)
In Homeopathy less is definitely more – we use minute amounts of medicine based on the principle of “treat like with like”. This means that any substance which is capable of bringing about symptoms of illness in a healthy person can be used in minute amounts to heal or relieve the same symptoms in people who are unwell. You may already have come across the concept of treating “like with like” in conventional medicine e.g. allergens such as pollen being used in minute doses to de-sensitise allergic patients.
Homeopathic remedies are made from all kingdoms in the natural world – plants, animals, minerals, metals and gases. Remedies are made by a process of diluting and energising (succussing) each original substance and so it is possible to harness their healing properties without any residual toxic side effects.
A Natural Medicine
Homeopathy can be used by anyone of any age. It may offer a valuable alternative to potentially harmful drugs – particularly during pregnancy, childhood and the later years of life. Homeopathy can be used in conjunction with the medical care offered by your medical practice.
Babies and Children
Homeopathy is ideal for children – because of the dilutions involved, remedies are safe even for new born babies. Observational studies have highlighted the effectiveness of Homeopathy in treating childhood asthma, eczema and hay fever.(Ref.2)
Homeopathy can be used safely and effectively at home and you can learn how to prescribe for your children on my Workshop programme.
Ref.1 and 2 See Society of Homeopaths leaflet “Homeopathy and chronic conditions.”