Homoeopathic remedies are made from very minute amounts of the active substance of plant, mineral or animal origin. The process of dilution and succussion is used to develop the healing properties of these substances. The remedies are diluted so many times that generally no chemical trace of the original substance remains, so they cannot cause any side effects.
Homeopathy is based on ‘Law of Similars’ which states that any substance that can cause symptoms to appear in a healthy human being, can restore to health an ill individual showing similar symptoms. For example Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade, when taken in its natural crude form produces a very high fever, burning sore throat, thirst, heat and restlessness. When Belladonna is taken in its Homeopathic form it is curative for a person with similar symptoms who has an acute inflamed sore throat, burning high fever, is thirsty and restless.
Acute complaints: colds, flu, fever, sinusitis, ear infections, headaches, sore-throats, coughs, bronchitis, acute intestinal conditions, food poisoning, diarrhoea, colic, vomiting, vertigo, difficult dentition, childhood illnesses (mumps, chicken pox, measles, whooping cough, etc), tooth abscesses, cystitis, sprains and strains, sunstroke, etc.
Chronic complaints: asthma, eczema, hay fever, ME, allergies, PMT, irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, menopausal problems, migraines, chronic constipation, IBS, fibroids, arthritis, etc.
Mental and Emotional problems: such as: insomnia, panic attacks, food disorders, chronic grief, depression, anxiety and phobias, etc.
Homeopathy is also very beneficial during pregnancy and labour, and is very effective in treating babies & children.
Different patients respond to a remedy in different ways. Some patients immediately feel better inside themselves or may feel that they have more energy. Other patients could briefly feel tired or their original symptoms may temporarily feel worse before they start feeling the improvement.
This reaction happens because the body has been stimulated into throwing out toxic materials. This can sometimes take the form of a discharge (e.g. runny nose, cold etc.). Sometimes you may notice that some old symptoms return briefly or you may notice a temporary release of emotional symptoms. These are all good indications that the process of self-healing has begun.
The return of old symptoms means that the body is dealing with the conditions that were not dealt with at the time or were previously suppressed. It is important not to suppress these symptoms as they are a normal part of self- healing. These are temporary and will usually quickly pass.