Homeopathy or homeopathic medicine is a holistic system of treatment that originated in the late eighteenth century. Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
Any illness causes an imbalance that affects the complete individual. Homeopathy does not just focus on the affected body part or system but treats the whole person. The medicines used in homeopathy influence the body’s regulatory mechanism to gradually bring about complete healing.
The purpose of homeopathy is the restoration of the body to homeostasis, or healthy balance, which is its natural state. Homeopathic remedies are believed to stimulate the body’s own healing processes.
Homeopathic physicians seek to cure their patients on the physical, mental and emotional levels, and each treatment is tailored to a patient’s individual needs. Homeopathy is generally a safe treatment, as it uses medicines in extremely diluted quantities, and there are usually minimal side effects. Its non-toxicity makes it a good choice for the treatment of children.
Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.