Homeopathy is a system of medicine that has been in use for hundreds of years by many world-wide, as a primary form of health care. Homeopathy developed out of a need for gentler and more effective methods of treatment, in contrast to the popular mecurial and sulphur based drugs of the time. Our classical homeopathic approach is focused on treating families for the usual array of every day complaints.
Homeopathy is often confused with naturopathy - however it is not about supplementation or dietary elimination. Some people think homeopathy is mystical, involves crystals or requires expensive investigations and testing. However, it is none of these things. We look at a client’s symptom picture with a view to understanding where the imbalance is and then via the use of micro-diluted medicines, stimulate the body into a healing response, thereby helping to correct the underlying disease state.
Why visit a homeopath? Disillusionment with results from current health care is usually the main reason why many people turn to homeopathy for help. Often diagnostic pathology may be inconclusive and/or treatment options may be limited or unavailable for the presenting symptoms. Homeopathy is able to treat even when a diagnosis is not available. It also supports and minimises the effects of other necessary treatments such as surgery. There are, of course, those who choose homeopathy as their primary form of health care simply because it is so effective. Parents will be relieved to know that children love taking homoeopathic medicines and they are safe, even for infants.
Many first aid situations, such as: burns, abrasions, bites and stings, sprains and other acute ailments respond well to homeopathic treatment. First aid kits at home are invaluable especially on weekends or at sporting events, when children are most likely to need first aid intervention. In the clinic, we also treat children for: rashes, earaches, teething, reflux, childhood illnesses, anxiety, constipation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Adults use homeopathy for symptoms associated with: anxiety, depression, poor immune function, acute illnesses and long-term health management.
What to expect on your first visit to a homeopath? We will take a detailed history and ask you to bring any relevant reports or information you may have. Depending on the complexity of each case, first appointments range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes duration. People often feel better just being listened to thoroughly.
Here’s what a few people have to say about homeopathy.
“Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and most refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.”
Cindy Crawford told Oprah viewers that she uses homeopathy to treat bee stings, mosquito bites and bruises. “I also turn to homeopathic remedies for the treatment of indigestion, travel sickness, insomnia and hay fever just to name a few. Homeopathy offers a safe, natural alternative that causes no side effects or drug interactions.”
“I can't manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them.”