Homeopathy is another form of natural medicine, which works with the body's own healing energies rather than overriding them. It can help to repair any damage which the body has the potential to repair and aid recovery and restoration of health. Homeopathy works by stimulating the body's healing and repair mechanisms.
A German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann developed homeopathy in Germany in the 1790's. The word homeopathycomes from two Greek words, omio meaning same and pathos meaning suffering. Homeopathy is a natural healing system that treats illness by stimulating the body to cure itself using the principle of "like cures like". In other words a substance that will produce symptoms in a healthy person will cure similar symptoms in a sick person. Samuel Hahnemann formulated a system of medicine based on this "law of similars", that is now known as homeopathy.
homoeopathic remedies are prepared from natural substances including animal, vegetable or mineral matter, by a special process involving dilution and succession. Dilution of the active ingredients avoids toxicity and makes homoeopathic remedies very safe. Remedies are taken in the form of drops or tablets or pillules.
Homeopathy is recognised by the World Health Organization. It is widely practiced in many parts of the world including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe, the USA and India. Since its development over two hundred years ago it has helped millions of people, of all ages, worldwide.
homoeopathic medicine can be used safely and effectively to treat anyone from infants to the elderly. It is used to treat people suffering from a wide range of conditions from acute to chronic complaints and integrates well with conventional medicine. It is also used to aid recovery after operations.