What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine. Although at present there is no scientific evidence for this, homeopathy is believed to work on the principle that "like cures like", meaning that a substance which can induce an illness can also be used to cure this illness.
Homeopathy believes that illness is a whole-person process. In practice, this means that symptoms will always be put into the perspective of the whole patient's medical and personal history. In this way, homeopathy is a truly holistic therapy, and it very much concentrates on helping the body to heal itself.
Homeopathic remedies are mostly prepared from plant or mineral substances which have been diluted and succussed (potentized by shaking). The finished products are supplied in either tablet or liquid form.
A homeopathic consultation involves a thorough investigation of the patient's health and personal history. This is most important, as homeopathy recognises that any unresolved event – emotional or physical – may cause a lasting imbalance which will eventually be expressed in physical illness.