Homoeopathy is a system of medicine which uses the natural ‘Law of Similars’ or ‘Like Cures Like’ to stimulate and assist the body’s own curative powers. Symptoms of ill health are viewed by the Homeopath as an expression of disorder within the whole person, and as an attempt by the body to heal itself.
By careful case-taking, involving listening, observing, questioning and examination, the Homeopath, by considering all of the symptoms and characteristics of the patient, seeks to find the homeopathic remedy which best matches the state of disturbance being experienced by the patient. The remedy so chosen encourages healing by directly stimulating the individual’s vitality from within.
Homeopathic remedies are made from a wide range of natural substances (e.g. plants and minerals) and are prepared by a process of repeated dilution and vigorous shaking. This process releases the energetic healing quality of the substance which is then conveyed to the patient in the form of small lactose tablets.
Each remedy has its own characteristic set of physical, mental and emotional symptoms and has different areas of therapeutic action in the body and mind. The Homeopath’s job is to identify as clearly as possible the quality and nature of the disease disturbance in the patient from the presenting symptoms and to find the remedy that most fits or resembles this disturbance. A remedy that fits the person well will stimulate the innate ‘vital force’ of the patient leading to a shift in their experience of well-being.
Homeopathy has been successfully used to treat a wide range of illnesses by both medical (doctors) and non-medical Homeopaths for over 200 years.
We have two Homeopaths at Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre: Gordon Adam and Charlotte Allen.
For further information on Homeopathy see The Society of Homeopaths website.
Here are some links to short videos by prominent Homeopaths that give further information about different aspects of Homeopathy: